Entertainment

The Who will return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace this year for a series of six shows May 5, 7, 9, 12, 14 and 16 with their symphonic concerts “Moving On! Tour.” Singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend are pairing with local symphony orchestras across North America for a once-in-a-lifetime
rock experience. 

The Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour” will visit Paris Theater Saturday, Feb. 14 with 7:30 and 10 p.m. performances. Celebrity host Nene Leakes leads the all-star lineup including Adele Givens, special guests Loni Love, Sherri Shepherd, Kym Whitley and B Simone. 

Grammy Award-nominated Post Malone extends the Runaway Tour, launching the second leg in 2020 with a stop at MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, March 14. Again, Swae Lee, who made a name for himself outside of Southern hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd, and new kind of Rockstar, Tyla Yaweh, will appear as special guests. 

Mexican American singer-songwriter Pepe Aguilar, son of Mexican icons Antonio Aguilar and Flor Silvestre, will perform at Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, May 2 at
9 p.m.

Righteous Brothers featuring Bill Medley with Bucky Heard will return to headlining at Harrah’s in 2020. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo are scheduled Jan. 21-April 30 and Sept. 15-Nov. 12, performing Tuesday-Thursday at 6 p.m. 

“Trailer trash-branded” comedienne Vicki Barbolak, a finalist on America’s Got Talent, has had her weekly 8 p.m. Tuesday-night gig at Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade extended a third time through
March 10. 

Pop trio AJR performed at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan last June and will return this year on June 12 with “Neotheater World Tour Part II.” The band’s latest album is Neotheater and current single “Dear Winter.” 

Jeff Civillico, headliner of his one-man “Comedy in Action,” finished his residency in December in the Anthony Cools Showroom at Paris to focus on the national expansion of his nonprofit Win-Win Entertainment. 

Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Potter Experience - A Parody by Dan and Jeff,” the family-friendly show at The Magic Attic showroom inside Bally’s since last June, is extended again through May 2020. 

Alternative Rock icons Wilco will visit Brooklyn Bowl at The LINQ Promenade Saturday, April 4 on the band’s “Ode To Joy Tour” following last October’s release of their newest album by the same name. 

Dining

San Francisco’s Dandelion Chocolate opened its first Las Vegas café and retail store in The Venetian next to the hotel lobby. The “bean-to-bar,” small batch chocolate maker offers single-origin chocolate bars, house-made pastries, confections, hot chocolate and coffee drinks. 

Ellis Island on Koval Lane behind Bally’s finally opened its long-awaited The Front Yard, the property’s new beer garden, restaurant and entertainment venue with a 300-person capacity. The new two-story, indoor/outdoor facility has many HDTVs including an 18-foot big screen. 

Ralph Perrazzo, chef owner of b.B.d’s, and Palace Station mutually decided to pursue different goals with b.B.d.’s, which opened there in August 2018, closing and moving to a new location, and the existing space becoming a Palace Station-managed concept. 

Town Square has a new restaurant featuring Southern fare, bakery items, coffee drinks, full bar and kids’ menus. Farmtable Kitchen & Spirits serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily took over the former Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar. 

Popular Lotus of Siam restaurant forced from its original location at Commercial Center off Sahara Avenue in September 2017 due to a rainstorm collapsing the roof opened a temporary location on East Flamingo Road. The outcome is the first location is reopening and the second outlet is so successful it will remain open. 

About Town

KAMU – Ultra Karaoke will be the first high-end karaoke club on the Strip when it opens in February 2020 with more than 40 private karaoke rooms available daily noon to 8 a.m. on the second floor of the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. Vocalists can sing from a catalogue of songs or their own collection and rooms can be turned into private e-gaming suites.

The U.S. debut of “Bansky: Genius or Vandal?” featuring 70 original creations from mysterious street artist Bansky’s famous works from private collectors opened inside Immersion Vegas, the new venue at the Fashion Show mall, and runs through Sunday, April 5, 2020. 

Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood has added five new tenants including interactive Museum of Selfies; athletic apparel retailer lululemon; lifestyle boutique Karma and Luck; Magnets Inc., A Sticky Business souvenir store; and Cocolini in front of the V Theatre offering 32 homemade Italian gelato flavors.

Ski season is open at Lee Canyon and introducing the new year-round, two-story, 10,000-square-foot Hillside Lodge with an outdoor heated terrace and ski-in-ski-out bar. 

Tulips art sculpture by renowned artist Jeff Koons acquired in November 2012 for $33,682,500 is back on display at Wynn Plaza, where it was originally installed from 2013-2016. 

Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) has been named Speedway Motorsports’ Speedway of the Year for the third consecutive year and sixth time overall. The diverse motorsports facility in 2019 hosted two tripleheader NASCAR events, two NHRA national events and the Electric
Daisy Carnival.

Orleans Arena and the San Diego Seals will host the first-ever National Lacrosse League game in Las Vegas between the Seals and the Colorado Mammoth on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.