Brett's Vegas View
Kelly Clarkson starts a brand-new Vegas-residency, “Kelly Clarkson: Invincible,” at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood on April 1.
Tiffany Haddish will perform at Park Theater at Park MGM Saturday, Jan. 18. She plays opposite Tracy Morgan on TBS comedy series The Last O.G., hosts Kids Say The Darndest Things on ABC, and stars opposite Salma Hayek and Rose Byrne in the film Like A Boss opening Jan. 10.
Tracy Morgan will bring his new 2020 stand-up comedy tour, “No Disrespect,” to the Pearl Theater inside the Palms Saturday, March 28.
CeeLo Green will return to the Flamingo for a limited 16-show engagement starting March 24. “Man In The Mirror” marks his third Vegas-residency partnered with Caesars Entertainment.
Paula Abdul headlines her residency “Paula Abdul: Forever Your Girl” at the Flamingo through Jan. 4.
Zac Brown Band is extending their summer 2019 “The Owl Tour” with a stop at T-Mobile Arena Friday, March 27. The band’s newest album is “The Owl.”
The high-tech Criss Angel Theater Lobby Experience at Planet Hollywood is free to the public daily: 2:30–10 p.m. Mon.-Tue. and noon–5 p.m. Wed.-Sun.
“Riverdance – 25th Anniversary Show” will play a limited five-show engagement at Paris May 22–24.
Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade is introducing “Jill Kimmel Live” with Kimmel’s younger sister. Sixteen 10 p.m. shows will take place select Thursdays Dec. 26 through July 23. Ian Bagg has a 15-show engagement through June 29 on Thursday nights at 10 p.m. “L8NITE” is an all-new show beginning at midnight on Saturdays starting Dec. 14. America’s Got Talent finalist “trailer trash” comedienne Vicki Barbolak has been extended with weekly Tuesday night shows through Jan. 13 (except Dec. 31).
Psychic medium Thomas John will start a residency on Cleopatra’s Barge inside Caesars Palace on Thursday, Jan. 16 with shows Thursday–Monday.
The 23-year-old star of E! network’s Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry will bring his tour “An Evening of Hope, Healing and Closure” to the Pearl Theater inside the Palms Saturday, Jan. 25.
“Celestia” in the tent next to The STRAT offers a behind-the-scenes experience with a complimentary 30-minute open house every Friday and Sunday at 4 p.m.
“Disney On Ice Presents Mickey’s Search Party” at the Thomas & Mack Center will run Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 9-12.
Las Vegas Big Blues Bender music festival will take over Westgate for next year’s 7th annual four-day event Sept. 10-13 with the motto “Everything, An Elevator Ride Away.”
The Spare Room at Downtown Grand added “Leslie Mckinney’s PRESTO!” Wed.-Sun. 6 p.m. show featuring comedy, magic and showgirls.
Cirque du Soleil’s first live-action thriller “R.U.N” opened at the Luxor.
The D showroom’s closing on Jan. 5 effects five shows: “Marriage Can Be Murder,” Adam London’s “Laughternoon,” “FRIENDS! The Musical Parody,” “Defending the Caveman,” and Jokesters Comedy Club.
Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay celebrating the 15-year anniversary of his first Las Vegas restaurant Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace is offering a special $75 three-course menu through year’s end.
Russian-themed Red Square restaurant, which opened at Mandalay Bay in 1999, closed Nov. 17 and was famous for its beheaded replica of Vladimir Lenin at the entrance.
MGM Resorts International announced Carnegie Deli at the Mirage, which opened in 2005, will close in February and be replaced by a new fast casual restaurant concept in the spring.
Naked City Pizza at the El Cortez downtown has closed.
Din Tai Fung, a Taiwanese restaurant specializing in Xiao Long Bao, will open its first Las Vegas location at ARIA in late 2020.
Las Vegas Arts District’s newest bar and restaurant 18bin is created by the team behind Bin702 at Container Park.
Vegas natives Five Finger Death Punch have a personalized memorabilia case on display at Hard Rock.
Exotics Racing celebrated its 10-year anniversary at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and expanded this year launching Vegas Superkarts, the fastest and longest go-kart track in town.
Mind Twist Escapes opened at Fashion Show Las Vegas. The new escape experience offers four themed rooms each inspired by feature films.
The Petrossian Bar & Lounge at Bellagio closed Aug. 26 for a facelift and reopened
“Celestia” at The STRAT transforms its courtyard into the Artists’ Square with local artists displaying their work at no cost, every Fri., Sat. and Sun., 6–7 p.m. and 8–9 p.m.
KAOS, the 73,000-square-foot club at the Palms, closed suddenly last month after completing the installation of a dome.
Hard Rock Café on Paradise and Harmon since 1990 until closing on Dec. 31, 2016, has been demolished.
The William Hill Race & Sports Book at the Plaza was completely remodeled with Downtown’s largest seamless HD video wall.
ICEBAR at The LINQ Promenade, the world’s largest and permanent bar made solely of ice, will be open in December.
Magic shows, live performances and art installations are now part of The LINQ Promenade’s ongoing array of free attractions.
Wynn Golf Club, which closed last year to make room for new development plans, has instead been reimagined and opened for all skill level golfers.
Residential apartment building, shareDOWNTOWN, in the Las Vegas Arts District is slated to open in May 2020 with 63 one-bedroom units on three floors.