Wishing Everyone the Merriest of Holidays and Peace Always!

ENTERTAINMENT

photo by John Shearer

Lady Antebellum’s first Las Vegas-residency includes 15 dates, five in February, May and August, at the Pearl Concert Theater in the Palms starting Feb. 8.

Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell–The Musical will visit The Venetian Theatre for a 16-show limited-engagement Dec. 25–30 and Jan. 1–6. “Bat Out of Hell” is a 1977 song
Steinman wrote.

Cher with a new hit album, “Dancing Queen,” has added nine shows March 13 to 30 to her Park MGM residency.

Chicago with 36 albums will return to The Venetian next year with an eight-show limited engagement in February.

Comedy Cellar at the Rio, which showcases five television-headliner comedians, now offers laughs nightly by adding 7 and 9 p.m. performances on Monday and Tuesdays. 

Always a holiday-themed favorite, ventriloquist Terry Fators show A Very Terry Christmasis running through Tuesday, Dec. 25 at
The Mirage

Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream will visit the Thomas & Mack Center Jan. 10-13 with seven performances and “Moana” voyaging onto the ice for the first time. 

Brothers Kevin and Jeff Saurer, known as Hippie Sabotage, will stop at Brooklyn Bowl with their The Beautiful Beyond tour on Friday, March 22.

Peti & Taller:The Hooligans of Magic opened Friday, Sunday-Monday 9 p.m. show at Hooters in the Night Owl Showroom. The duo is Mateo Amieva from Criss Angel MINDFREAK! and Christian Ford from FOX comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Frankie Scinta moved his show from the Plaza since “A Mob Story” took over the showroom to South Point on select weekends at 3 p.m.

DINING

Television star, restaurateur Lisa Vanderpump will open Vanderpump Cocktail Garden, her first Las Vegas-venue early next year at
Caesars Palace

The Stratosphere opened a new 24-hour Asian restaurant Strat Café & Wok with art by local artists adorning the walls.

Trendy coastal Su Casa is the newest culinary adventure nestled inside the Silverton’s Mi Casa Grill Cantina offering dinner daily and lunch on weekends.

Shocker…celebrity Chef Rick Moonen closed both his rm seafood and Rx Boiler Room restaurants at The Shoppes at Mandalay
Place and plans to open a new off-Strip restaurant TBA.

Chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara debuted their signature concept NoMad Restaurant and Bar with 23-foot soaring ceilings at NoMad

Authentic Brazilian “churrasco” steakhouse Rodizio Grill opened at Galleria at Sunset in Henderson with traditionally dressed Gauchos carving tableside. 

CATCH Las Vegas at ARIA recently opened its doors with successful locations already in New York City and Hollywood.  

The Cosmopolitan has two new restaurants: Ghost Donkey, a speakeasy-style mezcal and tequila bar, and Red Plate with Chinese cuisine.

The United States Bartenders’ Guild’s (USBG) local chapter broke the Guinness World Records title for Largest Gin and Tonic by mixing 249.99 gallons, beating the prior record of 181 gallons.

Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar’s new contemporary décor replaced the Old-World-inspired scheme while keeping the ornate Venetian-style glass chandeliers.

Buddy V’s Ristorante in The Venetian celebrated its fifth anniversary with what
else…CAKE! 

Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace celebrated its fifth anniversary announcing a decade-long extension including refreshing 180-rooms and debuting a new spa treatment, Nobu GO.

Scott Conant chef-owner of Masso Osteria at Red Rock revealed his line of Sprezza products starting with a collection of nine sauces, spreads, olives including his Pomodoro Sauce

PUB 365 inside Tuscany now offers Sunday brunch featuring bottomless mimosas $12.

ABOUT TOWN

Wynn Resorts Paradise Park lagoon project is scrapped. Instead a revamped 18-hole golf course will be resurrected, and the convention center is scheduled to open in January 2020. Meanwhile the new $54 million upscale Wynn Plaza Shops just opened.

SLS Las Vegas, formerly the Sahara with yet another new owner, has begun more than $100 million in resort renovations including enhancing the casino floor, upgrading hotel rooms and renovating existing pool and entertainment venues. 

The Plaza’s first and only permanent outdoor equestrian center downtown will become the city’s newest regular outdoor venue when the National Finals Rodeo concludes Dec. 15.

A brand-new $16.9 million pedestrian bridge opening next July is under construction crossing over the Strip between Park MGM and the Showcase Mall.  

Mass-premium candy company Lolli & Pops at the Fashion Show is joined by two new outlets inside the Grand Canal Shoppes at
The Venetian

The Mob Museum now offers daily 30-minute tours in The Underground Distillery at 5 p.m. with a sampling of a variety of distilled spirits.  

New casino game Casino Dominoes completed a 45-day trial run at the Plaza and is officially live now with free “Learn to Play” classes daily at 5 p.m.   

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) with 180 bikes and 21 docking stations has celebrated two years of service downtown.Caesars Entertainment is the first founding partner of the Las Vegas Stadium, future home of the Las Vegas Raiders, with anunprecedented 15-year partnership deal.

American artist Karen Jaikowski has developed a new cute showgirl-themed product line “Vegas Girl!” on a range of products. 

Las Vegas’ largest dispensary and entertainment complex Planet 13 is now open.

The NHRA Nevada Nationals at The Strip at LVMS will move one week later next yeartaking place Oct. 31-Nov. 3 and accommodating dates for the 2019 SEMA Show Nov. 5-8.