Brett's Vegas View
Adam Sandler will be the first exclusive resident comedic performer at The Chelsea in The Cosmopolitan Nov. 10, Nov. 17 and Jan. 27 with future dates TBA. Sandler is in production on the Netflix comedy, The Week Of, with co-star Chris Rock premiering in 2018.
Jeff Dunham will bring his new “Passively Aggressive” tour to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, Dec. 6. Dunham just released his Netflix stand-up special, Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster, featuring his ill-behaved characters.
Styx and Don Felder will appear Jan. 26-27, 31 and Feb. 2-3 at The Venetian Theatre with their “Renegades In The Fast Lane.”
Celebrating eight years headlining at The LINQ, Frank Marino and his “Divas Las Vegas” cast of female impersonators have signed a multi-year extension, introduced a souvenir cup and are filming a reality show, Last Laugh in Vegas, which will air next spring on ITV.
The new “PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero” family musical based on the animated TV series will visit Orleans Arena Saturday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m.
At Bugsy’s Cabaret in the Flamingo, mime artist Tape Face, another America’s Got Talent sensation, is back for a sophomore residency and limited-engagement in November. For the third year, Piff the Magic Dragon will present his holiday show “Piffmas Pifftacular” Dec. 4-30.
The international circus-style production “WOW–World of Wonder” made its North American debut at the Rio after transforming the showroom into a world of water with a custom-built stage and pool.
The raucous cast of “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace has a new act, Gertie, The Gimp in a Blimp exhibiting her flexibility in strips of black PVC.
ABOUT TOWN HAPPENINGS
The Howard Hughes Corporation will be building a 10,000-fan-capacity Las Vegas Ballpark baseballstadium in Downtown Summerlin, which will be pro-team Las Vegas 51s’future home.
The Samsung Galaxy Studio featuring the newest Samsung products will block the Caesars Palace landmark fountains through the end of January 2018.
JW Marriott has unveiled two new modern green meeting spaces–Palms Executive Conference Center and Cascade with indoor/outdoor areas.
VooDoo Steak & Rooftop Nightclub at the Rio celebrated its 20th anniversary.
REO Speedwagon unveiled its first dedicated memorabilia case at Hard Rock Hotel.
The LINQ Promenade is opening Canter’s Deli, Kappa Toys second store and Nectar Bath Treats sixth location this fall.
The Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s multi-year snack deal makes California-based Gnarly Jerky its official beef jerky for all major events. Also, The Strip at LVMS will widen and debut four-wide drag racing in the western United States for the NHRA DENSO Nationals April 4-6, 2018.
Las Vegas’ first mermaid school, Aquamermaid, opened and teaches swimming with a mermaid tail.
The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens’ autumn display running through Nov. 25 showcases enchanting landscapes and two flower-encrusted 19-foot peacocks.
Caesars Palace honored legendary French performer and activist Line Renaud with a namesake street sign near the resort’s Augustus Tower.
The Mob Museum is No. 20 on TripAdvisor’s Top 25 U.S. Museums list in the 2017 Traveler’s Choice Awards.
The Plaza debuted a renovated third floor bingo hall with 200 fixed base electronic bingo units.
Rio headliners Penn & Teller premiered their first slot game from Everi at the resort.
MGM Resorts International launched its first-ever corporate brand campaign “Welcome to the Show” spotlighting the corporation’s array of entertainment experiences at its 27 resort destinations.
Coinciding with the 18th anniversary “FANTASY” at the Luxor released the show’s 2018 calendar, “Black & White and Nude All Over.”
Opportunity Village’s 13th annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run fundraiser Downtown returns Saturday, Dec. 2.
The 33rd second division professional soccer team joining the United Soccer League (USL) is Las Vegas Lights Football Club beginning its inaugural season with matches at Cashman Field next March.
Zak Bagans, Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures series host investigating the paranormal, opened his Haunted Museum in a 30-room mansion built in 1938 in the historic downtown district.
DINING HOT LINE
Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer with its signature Crazy Shakes will open its first expansion beyond its four New York locations this winter at The Venetian with patio dining.
Three-year-old Carson Kitchen unveiled a fresh, newly expanded and renovated space downtown maintaining the original industrial-inspired décor.
In a sudden move, McCormick & Schmick’s at Hughes Center after 19-plus years closed and one week later reopened as the Claim Jumper, which closed its location in Town Square at the same time. In addition, Landry’s closed across from Palace Station. All three restaurants are part of the Landry’s Inc. chain.
Jerry’s Nugget in North Las Vegas revamped and replaced the closed Uncle Angelo’s Pizza Joint with Contento Pizzeria and Bar specializing in gourmet pizzas and pastas.
Beer Park at Paris is hosting “Hat Trick Hockey Nights” for all Vegas Golden Nights home and away games.
Tanked reality television star Brett Raymer opened his doughnut and ice cream experience Donut Mania in Henderson.
Counter-culture quick-serve restaurant Chēba Hut opened its 20th location and first in Nevada at 2550 S. Rainbow Blvd.
International gourmet mini-burger franchise Burgerim operating 200-plus locations in 16 countries opened its first Las Vegas location at 9635 Bermuda Road.
La Flor de Michoacán opened at Texas Station next to Panda Express.