ENTERTAINMENT

Little Big Town released their ninth studio album “Nightfall” and announced the group will visit The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Sunday, April 26, 2020. 

Van Halen’s David Lee Roth will start 2020 off with a residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay on Jan. 8, 10 and 11 with more dates in March.

The Nitro Comedy Tour, starring comedians Catfish Cooley and Andrew Conn and featuring DJ Slim McGraw, will headline Jubilee Theater at Bally’s on Friday-Saturday, Oct. 11-12. 

Christina Aguilera announced 10 additional dates through March 2020 at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood. 

Legendary NFL star Terry Bradshaw is bringing his musical, comedy and storytelling production back to the Atrium Showroom at the Luxor for three Tuesday nights, Oct. 1, 22 and 29. 

Spiegelworld’s “Atomic Saloon Show” opened at the Atomic Saloon inside Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort with saloon owner Boozy Skunkton and a colorful troupe of international entertainers.

Blanc de Blanc,” an adult variety act production, opened at the Sahara in a remodeled tiered French cabaret showroom.

Rob Lowe will return with an additional “Stories I Only Tell My Friends: LIVE!” tour stop at Criss Angel Theater in Planet Hollywood Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. 

RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!” will open a residency in January 2020 at the Flamingo with seven famous drag queens featured from a rotating cast.

America’s Got Talent finalist Vicki Barbolak, known for her “trailer trash” branding, is appearing Tuesday-nights through Nov. 12 at Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade. 

The Comedy Works opened at the Plaza bringing nationally acclaimed stand-up comedians and rising talent to the hotel’s classic showroom weekly Thursday-Sunday. 

The Colosseum at Caesars Palace unveiled its significant technical and design upgrades including the venue’s new general admission main floor capability, and ability for flexible configurations through the city’s only automated lift seating system. 

Donny and Marie Osmond will end their 11-year residency at the Flamingo Saturday, Nov. 16. 

Muddfest featuring Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Trapt, Saving Abel and Tantric will appear at the 3rd Street Stage at the Fremont Street Experience as part of the free Downtown Rocks concert series Saturday, Oct. 19.

The family-friendly hit “Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Potter Experience–A Parody by Dan and Jeff” at the Windows Showroom at Bally’s will continue through Jan. 5, 2020. 

DINING

The Taste of Downtown-Epicurean Event, sponsored by the Nevada Restaurant Association returns to the Plaza poolside Thursday, Oct. 10. 

Pizzeria sixth+mill opened its second location serving lunch and dinner at Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian joining sister outlet Factory Kitchen.

Family-owned Bok Bok Chicken has four Las Vegas locations with a fifth and largest outlet opening this fall at Town Square and two places opening in Santa Fe and Texas Stations.

Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel partnered with Mama Rabbit Bar at Park MGM to create “Mother Natura”–the country’s first sculptural slot machines and mural inspired by the legend of Mayahuel, Mexican goddess of agave and fertility. 

Hofbräuhaus is holding its annual local showbiz celebrity keg tapping events every Friday and Saturday through Oct. 26 and offering daily specials through Oktoberfest ending Thursday, Oct. 31.

Approachable classic Italian eatery Terra Rossa opened inside Red Rock Resort for dinner and weekend brunch with an open kitchen, outdoor patio, dedicated wine room and full bar. 

Smoked Burgers & BBQ at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace started “Liquid Courage Karaoke” nights, which are twice weekly, Tuesday and Friday, sing-offs on the open-air Stripside patio.

Pinkbox Doughnuts opened its colorful third store at 9435 W. Tropicana Avenue, the first to sell branded items.

Caked Las Vegas owned and operated by Ricardo Gudino, who was featured on the Food Network’s Cupcake Championships, opened in Summerlin. 

Freed’s Bakery, the subject of Food Network’s, Vegas Cakes, will open its third Freed’s Dessert Shop, the company’s new boutique patisserie concept, in October in Summerlin. 

Classically European La Belle Terre Bakery & Café at the edge of The Lakes in Las Vegas is newly-renovated and under new ownership. 

ABOUT TOWN

OYO Hotels & Homes, the world’s fastest-growing hotel chain, is partnering with Highgate to create the company’s first Las Vegas flagship property by taking over Hooters Casino Hotel on Tropicana and undergoing a transformation.

The Plaza downtown debuted new Luxe guest rooms and suites on the North Tower’s top floors featuring redesigned floor plans with high-end décor, technology and energy efficiency upgrades as part of the resort’s $15 million renovation. 

Former SLS is again operating under the resort’s original, iconic brand name–Sahara Las Vegas. Alex Meruelo purchased the property last year and has been transforming the resort with a $150 million major resort overhaul. 

Discovery Children’s Museum partnered with Zappos and its resident artist, Miguel Hernandez, to create a hand-painted mural for the new creative exhibit, DISCOVERY Lab. 

The best SOULCALIBUR VI Players in the world will converge at the HyperX Esports Arena inside the Luxor on Nov. 2 to battle for prizes and honor in the new esports tournament. 

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas revealed a new figure paying tribute to the late Princess of R&B, Aaliyah with her “Try Again” music video look.

The annual Las Vegas Book Festival, the largest literary event in Nevada, will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Historic Fifth Street School and is free for the public.