Brett's Vegas View
Pitbull returns for the sixth year with five performances of his new residency “Pitbull–Get Ready Vegas” at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, April 22, 24-25 and Sept. 10-11.
Adam Lambert, American Idol star and Queen lead singer, will bring his “Velvet” show in support of his new album to The Venetian April 22, 24-25.
“Extravaganza–The Vegas Spectacular” from “WOW–The Vegas Spectacular” creators at the Rio will make its North American premiere March 14 at Jubilee Theater inside Bally’s.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!” made its world premiere at Flamingo with a residency featuring six queens. Accompanying the production is RuPaul’s Werk Room retail store and theatrical environment.
New show “iLuminate Presents: Happy Hour” will open in the Sin City Theater at Planet Hollywood March 26 highlighting performance group, iLuminate, a 2011 finalist on America’s Got Talent.
Las Vegas’ longest-running headliner, Frank Marino, has permanently joined the longest-running production show “Legends in Concert” at the legendary Tropicana.
Hollywood psychic medium Thomas John opened his intimate show at Cleopatra’s Barge inside Caesars Palace with 6 p.m. performances.
Derek Hough will bring his new dance-centric show “Derek Hough: No Limit” to the Flamingo for multiple dates from June 2 into November.
Bon Jovi is kicking off 2020 with new music and a tour stopping at T-Mobile Arena Saturday, June 20.
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons will headline three shows April 9-11 in the Paris Theatre where “Jersey Boys” played for nine-years.
Terry Bradshaw, who showcased his knack for comedy, singing and storytelling headlining “The Terry Bradshaw Show” last year in the Atrium Showroom at the Luxor, will kick off a residency starting March 19.
Caesars Entertainment has extended Mat Franco’s “Magic Reinvented Nightly” for five more years at The LINQ where it opened five years ago.
Bachata superstars Aventura making their first U.S. tour in more than 10 years will stop at T-Mobile Arena Saturday, March 28.
Fifth-generation psychic medium Dallisa Hocking opened “Psychics & Spirits: The Live Show” at Binion’s Gambling Hall in the Apache Showroom.
Lauv will perform at The Chelsea in The Cosmopolitan Saturday, Aug. 22 as a stop on his “~how i’m feeling world tour~.”
The final date for Gwen Stefani’s two-year residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood is May 16.
Grammy-nominated alt-rock band Everclear will perform at M Resort Saturday, April 11.
Latin cumbia superstar Fito Olivares will visit The Railhead inside Boulder Station Friday, May 1.
The 7th annual Big Blues Bender four-day Las Vegas-based music festival will take over Westgate Sept. 10-13.
Carlos Santana’s residency, “An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live” in its eighth year at Mandalay Bay in House of Blues will continue into fall 2020.
Dining • Beverage Highlights
Circa Resort & Casino under construction on Fremont Street has revealed its lineup of restaurants…steakhouse Barry’s Downtown Prime, 8 East featuring pan-Asian cuisine, Project BBQ, Saginaw’s Delicatessen and Victory Burger & Wings Co.
True Food Kitchen promoting health-driven dining opened its first Nevada outlet at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace along with True Bar, the company’s first standalone scratch-bar.
The inaugural evening EVOLUTION Las Vegas Food & Wine Experience on April 18 will replace decade’s long UNLVino and be held at the new Caesars Forum Convention Center.
Nobu opened at Bally’s following the closure of Nobu at Hard Rock Hotel, which shut down for rebranding and will reopen as Virgin Hotel in fall 2020.
New Mexican restaurant concept Elio will debut at Wynn March 19 occupying space adjacent to Encore Beach Club.
Prendi is a new grab-and-go eatery with a Focaccia Bar in the Sahara’s updated hotel lobby.
Moon Palace at The Palazzo is a new quick-serve, compact menu of Tastys, Hot Chips and Half Dips.
Aristocrat Technologies launched the first Buffalo Bar at Rampart Casino in Summerlin.
The second 24/7 El Dorado Cantina opened at Tivoli Village serving authentic Mexican cuisine.
Tekka Bar, an original Japanese handroll and sake concept inside Block 16 Urban Food Hall at The Cosmopolitan, has introduced a guest chef handroll monthly series.
Steak ‘n Shake at South Point received the 2019 Franchise of the Year Award from Steak ‘n Shake Corporate.
The D this month will reveal BarCanada, an ode to Canadian sports and culture, on the second floor with a 20-seat bar surrounded by 85-inch TVs.
The Sahara opened its new Poker Room with seven tables, an LED video wall, food options by Northside Café and daily tournaments.
Las Vegas-residency artists Shania Twain, Christina Aguilera and Aerosmith are starring in the ad for Las Vegas’ new slogan, “What Happens Here, Only Happens Here.”
New York City’s Clean Market will open its first West Coast NutriDrip location at Wynn this spring offering its signature NutriDrip Wellness and Recovery IV infusions.
Tonino Lamborghini, known for its legendary bull icon, opened the first mono-brand boutique in the U.S. at Caesars Palace in the Appian Way Shops.
The Hunger Games: The Exhibition at MGM and Swarovski revealed limited-edition jewelry and accessories for The Hunger Games fans.
Three first-to-market retailers—energetic fashion boutique Altar’d State, tech-savvy b8ta and contemporary men’s brand Psycho Bunny—opened at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.
Las Vegas, the 100th National Fitness Campaign partner, unveiled the city’s first Fitness Court digitally connected outdoor gym at Bill Briare Family Park.