Brett's Vegas View
2019 Entertainment Highlights
Celine Dion’s residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace will end June 8. James Taylor joined by his All-Star Band will have a 12-show run there April 17-May 11.
Puddles Pity Party featuring America’s Got Talent singing clown quarter finalist is set for nine performances at Cleopatra’s Barge inside Caesars Palace Jan. 17-19, 24-26 and Feb. 7-9.
In partnership with Caesars Entertainment, Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club will open next spring at The LINQ Promenade across from Brooklyn Bowl.
Next year, Britney Spears will have a new residency at Park Theater at Park MGM.
ZZ Top will return for an eight-show engagement at The Venetian Jan. 18-19, 23, 25-26 and 30, and Feb. 1 and 2.
Duran Duran will appear at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan Friday-Saturday, Feb. 22-23.
“Legends in Concert” at the Flamingo will debut an all-new headlining residency at the Tropicana the second week of February.
The 1975 band will visit The Joint inside Hard Rock Tuesday, April 16 and release their third album, “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships,” this month.
STYX will return to the newly renovated Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Sunday, Jan. 20, and perform two sets in one night. “Billy Idol: Las Vegas 2019” will have a 10-show run there with five shows in January and October.
2018 Entertainment News
Magician Murray Sawchuck moved from Planet Hollywood to Laugh Factory at the Tropicana with 5 and 7 p.m. shows.
After delays mounting a large-scale production show and refurbishing the retro-showroom at the Plaza, “A Mob Story” is up and running.
“Little Miss Nasty” made its Las Vegas-debut in Hooters’ Night Owl Showroom with performances every Friday and Saturday nights at 10:30 p.m.
Rock quintet Good Charlotte’s North American Tour supporting their seventh studio album, “Generation Rx,” concludes at Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Saturday, Nov. 24.
Florida Georgia Line headlines Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood with Mason Ramsey Dec. 1, 5, 7, 8 and 11, while the Wranglers National Finals Rodeo runs Dec. 6-15.
Two-time Grammy-winner, John Prine, whosenew album is “The Tree of Forgiveness,” will return to Westgate Wednesday, Dec. 12.
Paul Shaffer and his band The Shāf-Shifters have a return engagement at Cleopatra’s Barge inside Caesars Palace Nov. 29-Dec. 1.
Naturally 7, an a cappella group who toured with Michael Bublé released their seventh studio album, “Both Sides Now,” and will appear at M Resort Saturday, Dec. 15.
Dining • Beverage News
NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal opened his new Big Chicken restaurant near Hard Rock Hotel.
Ghost Donkey, New York City’s famed mezcal and tequila bar, opened at The Cosmopolitan with an intimate speakeasy style setting.
The Silverton’s newest culinary venture is Su Casa opening inside Mi Casa Grill and Cantina as a full-service restaurant and bar merging Asian and Mexican cuisine.
Next April sixth+mill pizzeria and bar will open at Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian in St. Mark Square.
Palace Station’s new Feast Buffet started the only overnight buffet along with an exclusive late-night menu available daily from midnight
to 8 a.m.
Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar has opened its patio for a new late-night, all-you-can-eat grilling al fresco event called Sotto le Stelle on Saturdays every two weeks from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.
The Galleria at Sunset mall’s newest dining experience is Bobby Mao’s Chinese Kitchen + Mexican Cantina, and the first location
Top of the World restaurant on the Stratosphere’s106th floor has been remodeled and introduced new lunch, dinner and complementary
In spring 2019 CraftHaus Brewery will open a second tasting room in the Las Vegas Arts District across from Esther’s Kitchen.
Chef Scott Conant’s Italian eatery Masso Osteria at Red Rock Resort started a weekly Sunday brunch with a live DJ.
Family-owned Bok Bok Chicken opened its second valley location in Henderson with plans for two more outlets this year and a fifth site next year in Town Square.
Keith Norman, assistant executive chef and food safety manager at South Point, published his first book, Allergen Awareness: A Chef’s Perspective.
Slater’s 50/50 Las Vegas has two new decadent 24K gold-dusted burgers.
Cabo Wabo Cantina at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood added a new full-service bar seating 10 and opening daily
at 10 a.m.
Shake Shack launched The Slapshot provolone double cheeseburger paying homage to the Las Vegas Golden Knights.
MB Steak at Hard Rock Hotel introduced a sharable 16-pound Tomahawk steak with six
The 293-room luxury NoMad Las Vegas opened inside the new Park MGM with a high-limit casino, Moroccan-inspired pool, bar
Park MGM opened a new spa and salon experience.
Aria at CityCenter debuted the Resort Club Lounge and Concierge Lounge offering dedicated gathering spaces with amenities.
Ethel M Chocolates’ 25th annual Holiday Cactus Lights will sparkle from Nov. 6 through Sunday, Jan. 6 from 5-10 p.m.
Rocker Jonathan Davis, frontman for Korn, unveiled a memorabilia case at the Hard Rock with his typical black AllSaints “uniform.”
Adult revue “Fantasy” at the Luxor revealed the 2019 calendar, “The Golden Goddesses of FANTASY,” showcasing the cast wearing nothing but gold tape.
Indoor 62-bike cycling experience SoulCycle will open a studio in the new Wynn Plaza.
The new Casino Dominoes game made its world debut at the Plaza downtown on table games.