Photo by Alex Dolan

Lady Gaga will launch a two-year, multi-date residency at the Park Theater at Park MGM in December 2018. Aerosmith will have a residency late in 2018. 

Earth, Wind & Fire will debut a limited-residency at The Venetian in May.

Charlie Puth will bring his The Voicenotes Tour celebrating his new album to the Pearl at the Palms Sunday, Aug. 12. 

Matt Goss is headlining an extended engagement at The Mirage inside 1 OAK Nightclub. Starting Feb. 9, he is performing every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  

Renegades is a new interactive show inside Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace hosted by comedian Martin Montana with three sports stars rotating every three months.

Veteran magician Seth Grabel, an America’s Got Talent finalist, has a 4 p.m. hour-long, sleight-of-hand show at Tahiti Village every Sunday. 

Jarrett and Raja’s magic show and the World’s Greatest Rock Show tribute concert both closed at the Stratosphere

CIRCUS 1903–The Golden Age of Circus ended its run at Paris.

Britney Spears closed her outstanding residency at Axis at Planet Hollywood. Jennifer Lopez will close her run there in September.

Famed illusionist Criss Angel’s final date at the Luxor will be Oct. 28, which finishes his 10-year contract.  

Hakkasan Group renewed partnership with Grammy Award-winning artist Zedd extending his residency through 2020. 

Hip-hop artist Ty Dolla $ign has an exclusive live residency at Drai’s atop The Cromwell several times in 2018 including Feb. 2 and March 2. 

Incubus rescheduled show dates at The Joint at Hard Rock will be Feb. 2-3 and March 30-31. Frontman Brandon Boyd has a large-scale display of fine art prints on view through 2018.

Shakira’s El Dorado World Tour Feb. 10 date at the MGM Grand Garden Arena has been moved to Sept. 1while she rests her vocal chords.

One Night for One Drop,” a philanthropic production created to benefit global safe water programs, will be held Friday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Mandalay Bay


Late this fall, Los Angeles culinary legend Roy Choi will debut a Koreatown-inspired concept restaurant within the transformation of Monte Carlo into Park MGM

Located off the casino floor, the Tropicana will debut an all-new restaurant concept, Red Lotus Asian Kitchen, early this year.

The newest dinner experience at the Suncoast is Peng Zu showcasing Asian favorites in a contemporary atmosphere.

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer has opened its newest location and first U.S. expansion beyond New York at The Venetian adjacent to the poker room.   

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Chef-owner James Trees has opened his hometown neighborhood restaurant Esther’s Kitchen in the Las Vegas Arts District downtown grounded in the ingredient-driven cuisine of Italy. 

Alexxa’s opened inside Paris. The upscale modern bar connects to HEXX kitchen + bar and introduces a sangria-focused element, small dishes and live music. 

Rosina is a new luxurious refined 65-seat cocktail retreat with an Art Deco-flair at The Palazzo. The most innovative feature is a “Champagne Call Button.” 

Two restaurants closed after New Year’s Eve: Emeril Lagasse’s Table 10 at the Grand Canal Shoppes due to The Palazzo’s casino floor remodel, and Alizé at the Palms because of the resort retooling its restaurant lineup under new ownership.

Claim Jumper, formerly McCormick’s & Schmick’s located in Howard Hughes Center, closed without notice after being open about three months. 

The Halo Bar at Miracle Mile Shops at the entrance of Planet Hollywood is closed.

Carson Kitchen downtown has a new executive chef, Scott Simon, brother of the late Kerry Simon who created the restaurant.


A new VOID Experience Center will open at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian/Palazzo featuring the hyper-reality experience Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire

Jason Egan, who founded Fright Dome at Circus Circus, in partnership with Lionsgate opened the first immersive horror experience themed for the Saw film franchise in a 30,000-square-foot building just off the Strip.

Major renovations at The Westin transformed the property into the newest nongaming, non-smoking option with the casino floor removed to make way for Jake & Eli restaurant and lobby bar as well as new and upgraded meeting spaces. 

The Rolling Stones’ “Exhibitionism”has beenextended at The Palazzo through Feb. 25.

Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino just one-year old temporarily closed all gaming and most restaurants leaving the 203 rooms, gift shop and Cha Garden restaurant and bar open and is heading for foreclosure.

Tuscany on East Flamingo Ave. has completed a $5 million renovation of 716 suites.

Boyd Gaming properties each have a jumbo kylin lantern on display to promote the first time China Lights festival being held at Craig Ranch through Feb. 25 nightly except Mondays from 5:30-10 p.m.

The 2018 Jay Cutler Desert Classic competition will be held inside The Pearl at the Palms Saturday, March 31 with 10:30 a.m. prejudging and 6:30 p.m. finals. Four-time Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler will attend both.   

Home to the only bingo room downtown, the Plaza will host six Super Bingo tournaments in 2018, each offering higher jackpots beginning Feb. 11-13. 

CAI Investments is building a new multi-million dollar development project scheduled to open mid-2018 next door to the Palms with retail and restaurant space. 

MGM Resorts International is bringing live competitive gaming and eSports tournaments
to Level Up on Fridays and Saturdays from 4-10 p.m.