Entertainment Highlights

America’s Got Talent” mime alumnus Tape Face starts a multi-year residency March 16 at Harrah’s in a new intimate “House of Tape” showroom.

Absinthe” on May 14 will go to 14 shows per week performing two shows nightly 365 days a year at Caesars Palace.

Las Vegas entertainers Clint Holmes and Earl Turner are headlining together with an eight-piece band in “SOUNDTRACK: Your Songs. Our Stories. The Show”at the Westgate.

Alanis Morissette will visit the Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Friday, June 22. 

Paul Simon, 76 and retiring from touring, will bring his “Homeward Bound—The Farewell Tour” to the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 27.

ZZ TOP has a limited engagement at The Venetian Theatre April 20, 21, 25, 27 and 28. 

Pink has set a second date at T-Mobile Arena May 25 and 26.

Portugal. The Man will appear at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan Friday, April 13.

Cher witnessed thenew musical and water show at The Fountains of Bellagio entitled “Believe” honoring the superstar who headlines again at the Monte Carlo’s Park Theater May 2-19.

Ryan Whyte Maloney, a four-chair turn contestant on “The Voice,” has joined Tuscany’s weekly lineup at Piazza Lounge on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. 

Pop rock group Haim with their spring headlining tour, “Sister Sister Sister,” will stop at the Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Friday, April 13. 

Legends in Concert” at the Flamingo, celebrating its 35th season, is featuring a cast paying tribute to Elvis PresleyAretha FranklinSting and a young Michael Jackson played by Broadway veteran 16-year-old Nathanial Cullors through May 17. 

Dining Delights

Gordon Ramsay opened his first eatery inspired by the global hit television show Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace for lunch and dinner. The 300-seat immersive destination transports guests to the studio set.

Giada De Laurentiis opened her second Las Vegas-restaurant, Pronto by Giada, at Caesars Palace serving her signature California-Italian fare in abbreviated time and casual format starting at 6 a.m. daily. 

Manchu WOK with more than 130 stores worldwide opened in the food court at the Plaza downtown. 

Eureka! restaurant opened on Fremont Street across from the El Cortez with an industrial modern design, spacious interior and patio.

Flock & Fowl, known for its “perfect plate of chicken rice,” opened its second valley location at The Ogden downtown in space formerly occupied by Itsy Bitsy Ramen & Whisky

The 12th annual Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit will return May 10–13 with a lineup of world-renowned chefs, master sommeliers and cutting-edge mixologists from Caesars PalaceThe CosmopolitanThe CromwellMGM Resorts InternationalThe Venetian and The Palazzo

Todd English P.U.B. is gone next to Aria and the makeover is The Pub.

Cabo Mexican Restaurant, which opened at Boulder Station in 2011, was changed back into Guadalajara, which originally opened there in 1994with authentic Mexican dishes and generous portions. 

About Town News

New York developer Steve Witkoff plans to turn the never-completed Fontainebleau into The Drew Las Vegas by late 2020 offering three hotel experiences: JW MarriottEdition and the Drew. 

Wynn West hotel is being planned across the Strip from Wynn and Encore. Meanwhile, Wynn Resorts is also building a $1.5 billion, 47-story, 1,500-room hotel, convention center and lake resort, Paradise Park, behind the current properties. 

The Mob Museum downtown debuted its major first-floor renovation, which includes a new exhibition Organized Crime Today and for extra fees two experiential spaces Use of Force Training Experience and Crime Lab

In two years, Raiders’ football will move to Las Vegas; meanwhile, the Raiders preview center with memorabilia opened in Town Square.

The Neon Museum unveiled “Brilliant!” audiovisual immersion 30-minute outdoor experience using technology advances to re-electrify 40 monumental examples of the museum’s vintage signs.

REVIV IV Wellness Spa, a global wellness provider of signature IV therapies and booster shots, will open at The Cosmopolitan.

The 2018 Monster Jam World Finals XIX will take place March 23-24 at Sam Boyd Stadium at 6:30 p.m. with Pit Party fan access during the day.

The theme for this year’s three-day EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival) is “Kinetic Love,” May 18-20 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedwaywith a lineup of more than 250 top dance music artists. 

Wreck Room is a new 30-minute rage room destruction experience offering “smashing good time” in a controlled environment in Chinatown

At New York-New York, the 21-year-old Big Apple Roller Coasterride has been modernized with a new 3½-minute Virtual Reality Experience wearing wireless headsets. 

AREA 15 weaving immersive experiences, restaurants, bars and nightlife together is on the horizon for mid-2019 on vacant land near Palace Station

The eighth annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer produced by Motley Brews will return for two days Downtown April 6 and 7.

Downtown Grand created the city’s first “Bed & Brewski” hotel room package with private tours of nearby Tenaya Creek Brewery and beer discounts. 

Lolli & Pops, a growing mass-premium candy company, opened its first Nevada location at Fashion Show mall. 

The 17-year-old Palms’ marquee sign is getting replaced by an all-digital message board later this year. 

The world’s largest free-standing outdoor sign at Westgatestanding 28-stories tall has received a major digital upgrade in partnership with New Tradition

Caesars Entertainment properties in Las Vegas are introducing Ivy, a 24-hour virtual concierge service created by Go Moment.