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Tape Face Launches House of Tape at Harrah's Las Vegas

America's Got Talent alumnus, Sam Wills, creator and performer of Tape Face, whose signature look is eyes encircled in black shadow and electrical tape across his mouth, officially opened his show in a new, 200 seat custom built venue at Harrah's called the House of Tape on March 16, that was designed especially for him.

The guests during opening weekend were the first to see House of Tape. Sam Wills described the showroom as a sneak peek into the mind of his stage character,Tape Face. Every aspect of the room is adorn in gaffer tape, from the walls and lamp shades to the seats with Tape Face's logo.

There is a room in the theatre, called The Social Room that is dedicated to the "silent ones." The walls and ceiling are lined with framed fan art of Tape Face and white boards for visitors to #DrawTapeFace. A couple frames have been left empty for fans who want to tag @tapefaceboy in fan art and get the chance to have their artwork displayed in the Social Room.


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House of Tape - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

The comical entertainer is unique in that he never utters a word. Instead, Tape Face allows the series of clever antics that he creates on stage to say it all. His is an offbeat show, in which he randomly selects members of the audiences to join him on stage and utilizes props that include every day items like staple guns, trash bags, tape measures and a toilet seat to name few. What he does with them not only speaks volumes, it is hilarious. The result is a family friendly, fun show, suitable for people of all ages to enjoy.

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Tape Face - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

Among the nearly 250 media and VIP guests in attendance to celebrate the kickoff of Tape Face's multi-year residency at Harrah's Las Vegas were entertainers Mac King, Tenors of Rock, Murray Sawchuck, Douglas "Lefty" Ferovich, Mike Hammer, the ladies of FANTASY, Bizaro, Nick Diffatte, Xavier Mortimer, Kevin Burke of Defending The Caveman, Penny Wiggins, cast members of Marriage Can Be Murder and more.

Ticket prices for Tape Face at the House ofTape begin at $63, plus applicable tax and fees. VIP seats including a meet and greet with Tape Face are also available for $99 plus applicable tax and fees. Tickets are available at any Las Vegas Caesars Entertainment Box Office.


Modernist Cuisine Gallery Hosts VIP Party To Unveil Nathan Myhrvold's Newest Collection of Artwork

A private party was held on Monday evening, March 19 at The Modernist Cuisine Gallery located at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace to celebrate the unveiling of Nathan Myhrvold's newest collection of artwork.  Twenty new photographs were also debuted at the party.

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Modernist Cuisine Gallery - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

During the event (which was held the first day of The International Pizza Expo) the team behind the award-winning Modernist Bread book announced the subject matter and name of their next book: Modernist Pizza. The new artwork by Modernist Cuisine founder, coauthor, and photographer Nathan Myhrvold includes four photographs that depict pizza in new and untraditional ways. The photography is available for sale at the gallery. The pizza photography will also be published in Modernist Pizza.

Modernist Pizza will span multiple volumes and include both traditional and innovative recipes for pizzas found around the globe. The book, currently in its early stages, will explore topics like the science, history, equipment, techniques, and the people who have made pizza so beloved. Authors Nathan Myhrvold and Francisco Migoya, with the Modernist Cuisine team, are presently at work conducting extensive research and testing long-held pizza-making beliefs; this quest for knowledge has already taken them to cities across the United States, Italy, and beyond. Their goal is to produce the most comprehensive pizza cookbook in the world.

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Modernist Cuisine founder, coauthor, and photographer Nathan Myhrvold - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

Pizza is a topic the Modernist Cuisine team began to explore when researching for and writing Modernist Bread. Although Modernist Bread touches on pizza styles like Neapolitan, New York, and Sicilian, the team felt that there was still so much left to discover about pizza. Nathan Myhrvold, founder of The Cooking Lab and lead author of Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, Modernist Cuisine at Home, The Photography of Modernist Cuisine, and Modernist Bread, stated, “Despite its ubiquity, there’s still a lot to learn about one of the planet’s most popular foods, and our hope is that Modernist Pizza will deliver the story of pizza as it’s never been told before.”

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Pizza themed artwork- Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Modernist Cuisine Gallery - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Modernist Cuisine Gallery - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Modernist Cuisine Gallery - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

Modernist Pizza is being published by The Cooking Lab, Myhrvold’s in-house publishing department and producer of the award-winning books Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking (2011), Modernist Cuisine at Home (2012), The Photography of Modernist Cuisine (2013), and Modernist Bread (2017). The publication date of Modernist Pizza has not been determined. 


Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Unveils Japanese Inspired Display for Spring

With the arrival of spring, Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens has unveiled a Japanese-inspired display, fragrant with 65,000 flowers and botanical materials. Blooming cherry blossoms, tranquil waterfalls and a 26-foot whimsical woman welcome the new season, now through June 3.

Envisioned by designer Ed Libby and Bellagio’s Horticulture team, the new display channels Japanese culture, utilizing a variety of beautiful symbolic elements to honor the dawning of a new season. One of the most treasured elements is also one of the most celebrated in Japan: the spring blooms of cherry blossoms, which are symbolic of the brevity of life and beauty.

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Bellagio Entertainment Conservatory Japanese Spring Tea House. Photo courtesy of Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

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Bellagio Entertainment Conservatory Japanese Spring Rock Bed. Photo courtesy of Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

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Bellagio Entertainment Conservatory Japanese Spring Pink Walkway Photo courtesy of Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

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Bellagio Entertainment Conservatory Japanese Spring Pink Flowers. Photo courtesy of Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Guests enter the gardens through two 25-foot Torii Gates adorned with pink and white flowers. Lining the pathway are eight cherry blossom trees flourishing with delicate pink flowers. Resting at the East Garden’s edge are four potted bonsai trees. Two brightly colored paradise flycatchers soar above the display.

Representing a time of new life and renewal, the West Garden features a whimsical woman rising out of the waters and leaving visitors in awe. Her hair cascades down into a curtain of water encompassing her entire head, which is adorned with Kanzashi, a formal ornamental hairpin. Made from two sticks and flowers, the hairpin is worn in Japanese culture as a good luck charm and wards off evil spirits. Wisteria, an ancient vine representing immortality and longevity, surrounds the majestic figure as she holds a 12-foot-wide white pearl, symbolizing prosperity and beauty.

In the South Garden, passersby encounter a 10-foot-tall stone Japanese lantern, traditionally used to line and illuminate paths. The lantern rests upon a waterfall cascading into a shallow pond. Floating atop the water are multiple blooming pink lotus flowers. The flower is honored throughout Japanese culture for its ability to bloom from the mud of a murky pond – a process which symbolizes attaining enlightenment. Thirteen hand-painted festival lanterns illuminate a soft flickering glow over the garden when dusk arrives.

Honoring the traditional Japanese tea ceremony of grace, etiquette and hospitality that dates back to the ninth century, a Japanese tea house sits on the edge of a pond in the North Garden. The 12-foot-tall house is made of bamboo and other natural materials, and ornamented with mineral copper accents. Sitting on the branch of the cherry blossom tree is an additional paradise flycatcher watching its reflection in the pond below.

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is complimentary to the public and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Additional recent and upcoming “happenings” in and around Las Vegas include:

The Venetian, The Palazzo, and Sands Expo celebrated EARTH HOUR 2018 by turning off non-essential lights at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24. In addition, guests of the resort were also invited to turn off non-essential lighting in their guest suites and share in the Earth Hour experience. This effort is a part of the worldwide annual environmental campaign that asks organizations and individuals to turn off lights for one hour. To bring further awareness to this initiative, the resorts turned exterior marquee signs green outside of Earth Hour.

OSTERIA COSTA has opened at the Mirage. The resort’s new Coastal Italian restaurant celebrates the spirit of Southern Italy’s time-honored craftsmanship and tradition by presenting an epicurean adventure that derives inspiration from the Campania region.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) will be hosting a HOCKEY “SHOWDOWN” at the Bonneville Transit Center (BTC) courtyard on Wednesday, March 28, starting at 3 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to play and be entered into a raffle for Golden Knights tickets.  Everyone is invited to participate in the hockey game from 3 to 5 p.m. at the BTC courtyard, 101 E Bonneville Ave. To be eligible for the final raffle, participants must land two hockey pucks within a designated area at the BTC; shots are limited to two per person.The two winners will each receive a pair of tickets to one of the last two games of the season:·Friday, March 30, against the St. Louis Blues ·Saturday, March 31, against the San Jose Sharks.

Rock icon ALICE COOPER, who released his 27th album Paranormal last July has announced his summer 2018 tour A Paranormal Night with Alice Coper which includes a stop at the Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $59 plus applicable fees and went on sale Friday, March 16. This stop in Las Vegas is one of two stops on the tour that will feature special guest — guitarist Ace Frehley.

As part of their North American Tour, Rock band ALICE IN CHAINS is set to stop at the intimate Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $59 plus applicable fees went on sale Friday, March 16.

Grammy Award-winning legends BOY GEORGE & CULTURE CLUB AND THE B-52s will take over the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on Saturday, September 29. Joined by special guest TOM BAILEY of Thompson Twins, “The Life Tour” will bring fans from near and far to honor 80’s nostalgia and classic hits. Local tickets went on sale beginning Friday, March 23. PST. Tickets start at $29 plus applicable fees. Doors for the show open at 7 p.m.

ROB ZOMBIE AND MARILYN MANSON co-headline ‘TWINS OF EVIL’ North American Tour coming to the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Saturday, August 25 at 7 p.m. Tickets ranging in price from $45 to $99.50 (not including applicable service charges or fees) went on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m. PST.

Timed around the release of an exciting new project, Grammy Award-nominated and legendary tenor ANDREA BOCELLI returns to the U.S. for a seven-city tour. Fans can catch the Maestro when he makes a stop in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Dec. 1. Tickets starting at $82 not including applicable service charges, went on sale to the general public Friday, March 26, and can be purchased in-person at any MGM Resorts International box office.

Grammy nominated, multi-platinum songstress HALSEY brings her summer Hopeless Fountain Kingdom tour to the intimate Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $59 plus applicable fees and go on sale Thursday, March 29 at 10 a.m. Halsey will be accompanied by rising soul crooner Jessie Reyez, the special guest for the Las Vegas date. Tickets for Halsey go on sale Thursday, March 29 at 10 a.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. and guests under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased at the Pearl Concert Theater box office or at any Station Casinos Rewards Center.

GRAMMY Award-winner PETER FRAMPTON will perform live at the intimate Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $49 plus applicable fees and go on sale Friday, March 30 at 10 a.m.Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Pearl Concert Theater box office or at any Station Casinos Rewards Center.

3 DOOR DOWN AND COLLECTIVE SOUL bring their The Rock & Roll Express Tour into the newly renovated Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $49 plus applicable fees and go on sale Friday, March 30 at 10 a.m.

J BALVIN will perform at Mandalay Bay Beach as part of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino’s Concerts on the Beach series Sunday, May 27 at 9 p.m. J Balvin has become the undeniable leader of a second-generation Reggaeton revolution propelling Urban music back to the forefront of Latin music worldwide.

Tickets are $59.50 and $95 and go on sale to the public Friday, March 30 at 10 a.m. PST.

 As part of the exclusive partnership between THE D LAS VEGAS AND THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS, the Downtown hotel will participate in the team’s first-ever FAN APPRECIATION WEEK. On Friday March 30, the D Las Vegas will present all guests at the team’s game at T-Mobile Arena against the St. Louis Blues with a commemorative car flag to signify the record-breaking team’s spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Along with the in-game giveaway, the D will also be handing out an additional 10,000 car flags at the hotel’s players club, Club One starting Sunday, April 1 at 9 a.m.To receive a flag at the D, guests must be 21 years of age or older, have a valid Nevada I.D. and provide a valid e-mail address to sign up for a free Club One membership. Limit one per person, while supplies last. Festivities surrounding the exciting week will honor the Vegas Golden Knight’s incredible season and thank fans for their support during their inaugural run.

The Fan Appreciation Week events will run from March 26-31. During each game, guests will walk away with freebies from the team. After the final regular-season game on March 31, select winners will receive the jerseys worn by the players.

Following the jersey giveaway, there will be a regular season awards ceremony recognizing some of the team’s top players. Honors include the First Star Award, as determined by stars of the game voting at home games; Vegas Strong Service Award for the player most involved in serving and giving back to the Vegas community; and Seventh Player Award for the player who most exceeded expectations on the ice.

Clark County Parks and Recreation presents the inaugural TACOS AND TAMALES FESTIVAL taking place Saturday, March 31 from noon until 8 p.m. at Sunset Park, featuring a wide array of food offerings, micro beer, tequila tasting, live music, Lucha Libre wrestling exhibitions, carnival rides, and kids’ activities. Admission and parking into the event is free and open to all ages.

The Tacos and Tamales Festival will feature dozens of local restaurants and food trucks showcasing their taco and tamale creations from the traditional to multicultural fusion to the totally insane! Additionally, the event will also feature a VEGAN VILLAGE, an exclusively vegan and vegetarian area with some of the valley’s most popular plant-based vendors from las Vegas and Southern California, offering their vegan-spin on traditional Mexican cuisine.

Tantalize your taste buds in the TEQUILA TASTING AND BEER GARDEN, just steps away from the food festival. The tasting experience will feature an array of brands sampling cocktails, shots, pairings, and more. Tickets to the Tequila Tasting and Beer Garden are $25 per person.

THE TYLER ROBINSON FOUNDATION (TRF), the nonprofit organization of the Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons, is teaming up with MONDAYS DARK on Monday, April 2 to raise funds for families facing pediatric cancer diagnoses. Hosted by Mark Shunock, guests can expect laughs and entertainment while raising $10,000 in 90 minutes to support TRF’s mission. Each Mondays Dark event features a theme. The TRF event theme will be “1977” and entertainers from across Las Vegas will perform songs and vignettes from that year. There also will be a special appearance by President Donald Trump (renowned Trump impersonator John DiDomenico) Doors open 8 p.m. Show starts 9 p.m. Tickets to the April 2 Mondays Dark performance benefitting TRF can be purchased by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. General admission tickets are $20 and VIP tickets are $50. Mondays Dark is presented inside The Space, located at 3460 Cavaretta Court, Las Vegas.

FREED'S BAKERY (Located at 9815 S. Eastern Ave.) of Food Network’s “Vegas Cakes,” will celebrate season two of its hit show with a CAST MEET AND GREET from 3 until 5 p.m. on Monday, April 2. In addition to getting to know the stars of “Vegas Cakes,” fans and visitors may enjoy a COMPLIMENTARY “Vegas Cakes” shortbread cookie in preparation for the season’s premiere episode which will take place that night at 10 p.m. EST on Food Network. Stars of the show including owner Max Fried, Sarah Fusco and Anthony Fusco will be available for photos and autographs. Other members of the featured cast to attend will include Brittnee, Sonny, Aubrey, Kristen and Raul.

BROOKLYN BOWL LAS VEGAS will be the home of the official VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS WATCH PARTY on Tuesday, April 3, as the Golden Knights face off against the Vancouver Canucks in British Columbia. The party will be open to all ages and will directly benefit the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation.

Golden Knights fans are invited to join the celebration as doors open at 5 p.m. on April 3. Vegas Golden Knights in-game hosts Mark Shunock and Big D, the Golden Aces and many fan-favorite Golden Knights personalities will be on hand for a special night featuring the Vegas Golden Knights Knight Line and other live intermission entertainment. Fans will have a chance to win Golden Knights autographed gear and memorabilia as prizes will be raffled off throughout the game. The puck is set to drop at 7 p.m.

A required entry fee of $25 will be donated directly to support the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation, benefitting the greater Las Vegas community through their five pillars: Youth Development and Sports, Health and Wellness, Education, Military and First Responders and Hunger and Homelessness. Each general admission ticket includes one free drink ticket and a raffle ticket. Additional tickets can be purchased onsite.

The Golden Bowl official Vegas Golden Knights watch party at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is open to all ages. General admission tickets require a $25 donation (a credit card processing fee may apply) and are available to the public at the Brooklyn Bowl box office.

The world-famous COMEDY CELLAR will debut its first West Coast location at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Thursday, April 5. The renowned comedy club will bring the unique vibe from the iconic, underground Greenwich Village club, including the “brick wall and stained glass,” low-ceiling design and full food and drink menu from the club’s sister bar and late-night hangout TheFat Black Pussycat.

Known for its distinctive “showcase format” featuring headliner-level comics performing their best 15-20 minute sets, Comedy Cellar will debut with comedians Mo Amer, Kyle Dunnigan, Nathan McIntosh and Jessica Kirson, Thursday, April 5 to Sunday, April 8. Comedy Cellar showcase performances are Thursday through Sunday at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. with an additional 11 p.m. performance on Saturday. Headlining performances will be held Wednesday at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Tickets are $45 plus applicable taxes and fees for general admission.Tickets for Las Vegas locals with a valid ID are $25 plus applicable taxes and fees.

Caesars Entertainment and Sidekick Productions LLC, in partnership with The Coalition, are pleased to announce the second GEARS PRO CIRCUIT LAS VEGAS OPEN, taking place Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, the most intense game in esports competition returns to Caesars Entertainment Studios, located behind Bally’s Las Vegas.The Gears Esports teams from around the world will compete head-to-head in Gears of War 4 for a prize pool of $150,000 USD. The event is open to the public, so fans from 13 year-of-age (with supervised parental consent) and over can check out the competition with the purchase of the three-day Spectator Pass for $25.00 plus taxes and fees. All Gears Pro Circuit Las Vegas Open players and spectators will be awarded a unique in game emblem with the purchase of either a team pass or spectator pass. Attendees that signup for the Caesars Entertainment Total Rewards program will receive a 5 x 5 code for exclusive in-game content.

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The April edition of FIRST FRIDAY in downtown Las Vegas, will be held on April 6 from 5 pm to11 pm. The theme is “GROW” – celebrating spring, plants, art and growing new areas within the event. Among the highlights: Azia Keen, the featured artist, will show her brightly colored paintings, and a Paint and Plant Project will be presented by Core Academy in Kidzone. Once again, the main stage, featuring a variety of musical acs throughout the evening, moves to south end of Art Way parking lot. The majority of artists/vendors move to First Street, extending to Hoover. Premium Parking is available in lot in front of Mission building and Art Square (accessed via Coolidge and South Casino Center Blvd.).

Paper sculpture artist KARIN ARRUDA brings her impressive talents of paper sculpture art to the MAGICAL MEMORIES FEATURING DISNEY FINE ART GALLERY INSIDE THE FORUM SHOPS AT CAESARS PALACE for FREE public events including a first-ever paper sculpture class from Friday, April 6 – Sunday, April 8. A Live Paper Sculpting Art Demonstration will be held Friday, April 6 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. and 4-6 pm., Saturday April 7 from noon -2 pm and 5 – 7pm and and Sunday April 8 from noon – 3 pm. A free Paper Sculpting Class (All skill levels) will be held on Saturday April 7 from 3 -4 pm.

Chef Justin Kingsley Hall of THE KITCHEN AT ATOMIC and Chef Gina Marinelli join forces for a "ONE NIGHT, TWO CHEFS, THREE COURSES, FO(U)R A GOD CAUSE" POP-UP DINNER on Monday, April 9 at 6 p.m. Atomic Liquors' mixologist Katie Cruz will create specialty cocktails in partnership with Breakthru Beverages and Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits.

The event will start at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception inside The Kitchen at Atomic with dinner following at 6:30 p.m. on the restaurant's patio. All-inclusive tickets are $85 per person and can be purchased at bit.ly/2pzMeaj. Proceeds from the event will benefit Urban Seed Foundation and its mission to end food deserts, inspire a lively food culture and create a sustainable model for at-risk urban communities.

FREEDOM BEAT (Las Vegas’ home to the tastes and tunes of the American road) inside the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino announces the return of “CITY SOUNDTRACKS,” the city’s only fixed, concert tour celebrating the vast musical landscape with live concert sessions that highlight the sonic movements of a different region with each performance. The series returns with a FREE, two-night concert event on April 12th and 13th from 7p-10p. California Dreamin’, the second stop in the series, will celebrate the spirit that bubbled up from the Golden State and feature a musical journey that highlights such iconic bands and artists as The Eagles, The Beach Boys, The Grateful Dead, Sublime, Stone Temple Pilots, Neil Young, The Doors and MORE.

While in Las Vegas for the 53rd Annual ACM Awards, EMI Nashville’s BROTHERS OSBORNE is set to perform at a special FRYEDAYS event as part of their ongoing partnership with the authentic and timeless lifestyle brand Frye. The event will be held downtown at the Zappos Headquarters on Friday, April 13 at 4 p.m. PT. Fans can enter for a chance to win tickets by going to brothersosborne.com. Additionally, fans at home will be able to watch a live stream of the event at Zappos.com/brothersosborne and thefryecompany.com

The Galleria at Sunset is hosting the Las Vegas Artists’ Guild as they present the LAS VEGAS ARTISTS' GUILD GALLERIA FINE ART EXPO. The two day art event will be on Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th.  The Galleria Fine Art Expo will feature artwork from the Las Vegas Artists’ Guild. These award winning artists from across the Vegas Valley area will be displaying the very best in fine art. Various mediums will be presented including oil and acrylic paintings, sculptures, glass, photography and more. The artists will offer both original works of artwork as well as fine art giclees for purchase. This is a great opportunity to meet the artists. Many of which will be giving live art demonstrations so the public can watch a masterpiece being created. Free and open to the public The Galleria Fine Art Expo will be inside the Galleria at Sunset on the ground floor level center court.

AFAN hosts 28th ANNUAL AIDS WALK LAS VEGAS on Sunday, April 15 at Town Square ,6605 S Las Vegas Blvd. People of all ages are encouraged to participate. The walk starts at 10 am near the NW parking lot (near Guitar Center) in Town Square. Penn & Teller, will be acting as grand marshals and leaders of the Penn & Teller Challenge AIDS Walk Team. Registration is free and attendees are encouraged to form a team and fundraise to receive incentives. For additional information and to register, visit afanlv.org.

Locals’ favorite neighborhood bars DISTILL AND REMEDY'S host their annual RED TAVERNS GOLF TOURNAMENT on Sunday, April 15 with tee off starting at 11 a.m. at the esteemed Revere Golf Club at 2600 Hampton Road in Henderson. The RED Taverns Golf Tournament is $70 per person and patrons can sign up now with their favorite bartender at any Remedy’s and Distill locations. Participants will start off this fun-filled day at their favorite Remedy’s or Distill location. From there, guests will ride in style on the party bus on the way to Revere Golf Club, where golfers can enjoy activities, food, satellite bars, and tons of prize giveaways. Afterwards, the fun continues with After Parties at all Remedy’s and Distill locations: Remedy’s – 3265 St. Rose Pkwy. Henderson; Remedy’s – 530 Conestoga Way Henderson;Distill Summerlin – 10820 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas;Distill Southern Highlands – 4830 W. Pyle Ave. Las Vegas;Distill Centennial Hills – 6430 N. Durango Dr. Las Vegas.

Renowned husband and wife song and dance team MICHAEL KESSLER AND MELINDA JACKSON OF M&M American Dance Theatre will team up with renowned music director Keith Thompson (composer, creator/producer of “The Cocktail Cabaret,” musical director of “Jersey Boys,”and co-creator/host of hit “The Composers Showcase” at The Smith Center), to present 'BROADWAY LOVE SONGS, DANCES & BACKSTAGE STORIES”, an intimate journey through a life lived of song and dance, on Friday, April 20, 7:30 p.m. at Windmill Library Theatre, 7060 W. Windmill Lane.  Woven between music from Broadway shows are personal anecdotes from M&M's work with some of the giants of musical theatre and personal stories of love, rejection, struggle, triumph & downright foolishness.  Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit their nonprofit M&M American Dance Theatre Works dedicated to promoting artistic collaboration, educational and cultural enrichment through exposure, mentorship and involvement in musical dance theatre. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.americandance.biz

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL welcomes Las Vegas visitors and locals to get an inside look at its original must-see production MYSTERE as it reveals the astounding athleticism behind some of the world’s best acrobatic performers. With a new schedule beginning April 21, every Saturday from 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., fans will have the rare opportunity to observe cast members from the show as they rehearse for the evening’s performance. Guests will also receive an exclusive offer by presenting a special voucher from the open rehearsal at the box office. The complimentary open rehearsals will take place at the Mystère Theatre inside Treasure Island Hotel & Casino. Guests of all ages are welcome to attend.

Sin City’s premier rock and metal festival, LAS RAGEOUS, has announced the addition of rock powerhouse A Day To Remember to the Friday night lineup. A Day To Remember will be taking the place of Ghost, who had to cancel the date due to unforeseen production delays. A Day To Remember joins the exciting festival lineup also featuring A Perfect Circle, Five Finger Death Punch, Judas Priest, and many more! Las Rageous hits the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center for its highly anticipated second year on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 in the heart of iconic downtown Las Vegas. 

With only 10,000 tickets available for purchase, Las Rageous offers the rare opportunity for fans to enjoy a festival experience in an intimate outdoor setting. Located just off Las Vegas Boulevard at Third and Carson Streets, Las Rageous will take over two city blocks of the historic downtown area. All ages are welcome and doors open at 4:00 p.m. both days, with headliners taking the stage at approximately 10:00 p.m. All tickets available for purchase are 2-day festival tickets for both Friday and Saturday. Two day festival tickets are currently available for $127 (plus fees). VIP tickets are also available starting at $366 (plus fees), and include private viewing from a platform and onsite parking.

Wu-Tang Clan Member and Rapper GHOSTFACE KILLAH will celebrate the holidaze at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas with a fire performance on Friday, April 20, at 8 p.m.. Brooklyn Bowl is doubling down on this primo deal with a 420 Special: the first 20 people to buy tickets can do so for only $4.20. Ghostface Killah at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is for ages 18+. General admission tickets start at $24.20 (plus applicable service fees) and are on sale at the Brooklyn Bowl box office.

EMSUM Designs Announces its third annual EARTH DAY CELEBRATION AND RETAIL SHOW featuring a wide selection of hand-crafted bespoke jewelry “made with intention” and inspired by creator and Las Vegas born-and-raised native Marcia Campbell’s visions and dreams.

EMSUM Designs will host this special annual public trunk show to celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grape Street Café, Wine Bar & Cellar – located in the heart of the Downtown Summerlin® – Sahara Avenue and the 2-15 Beltway. The trunk show will be on the restaurant’s famed outdoor patio area, where patrons of Grape Street and Downtown Summerlin strollers can hand-write their hopes and dreams and drape it on a signature Intention Tree, a stately living creation that has become a signature piece of the EMSUM Designs jewelry and home décor lines. In addition, this trunk show will be the debut of KARMA by EMSUM Designs and her entire line of gemstone chokers.

The 6th ANNUAL PIRATE FEST will take place at Craig Ranch Regional Park, April 21 from 10 a.m. To 8 p.m. & April 22 from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Pirate Fest is a fun family festival including Pirate, Steampunk, Renaissance and Faerie characters. There will be live entertainment, music, food, vendors, strolling characters, games, activities and a beer garden. The Pirate Puppet Show is also new this year and is presented by Las Vegas Family Puppet Theater Co. Watch the puppets as they present the “Legend of the Pirates” to find out how the Pirates ended up here in the desert! In addition, TWO lucky people will win a cruise aboard a REAL Tall Ship! You can register to win a TRIP for TWO aboard the historic tall ship S/V Mandalay from the Sail Windjammer Cruises. Single day entry ticket is $15 for ages 12+; $10 for child 6-11 years old, seniors and military, child 4 years old and under FREE. Two day wrist bands are $25 (12 years and up); $15 for child 5-11 years old, seniors and and military.Craig Ranch Park is conveniently located just 2 miles west of I-15 on Craig Road, less than 15 minutes from Downtown Las Vegas.


Celebrity sightings:

Tuesday, March 27...

Roots drummer/DJ Questlove got his Vegas fix and attended the critically acclaimed show Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil.  Joined by his girlfriend, the drummer enjoyed a private meet and greet and photo with cast and crew before the show.

Additionally, rapper Rick Ross and gospel singer Kirk Franklin were spotted shopping in the Michael Jackson ONE boutique.

The Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show opened the expo floor with a variety of celebrity appearances, including ”Vanderpump Rules” stars Tom Sandoval and Scheana Marie; NFL analyst and former quarterback, Ron Jaworski; Jackyl lead singer, Jesse James Dupree; and pro BMX rider, Ricardo Laguna.

Monday night, March 26...

Singer-songwriter Beck was spottedwith his family and his band at The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil. Following the extraordinary performance, the group took an exclusive tour of the show’s monitor room where the audio team demoed a fraction of the show’s immense musical capabilities from the wealth of Beatles catalog featured in the show before stopping for photos with the talented artists.

Beck at The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil 3.26.18 Courtesy of Cirque du Soleil
Beck at The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil 3.26.18 Courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

NBA legend Michael Jordan was spotted at Marquee Nightclub in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Joined by friends, the basketball star took in the night at a VIP table as DJ Mustard manned the decks.

Sunday. March 25...

Actress Christy Carlson Romano, best known for her role in Disney Channel sitcom “Even Stevens” and as the voice in the Disney Channel animated series “Kim Possible”, spent the evening at brothers David and Michael Morton’s MB Steak at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Celebrating her birthday weekend, Romano arrived at the restaurant at 6:30 p.m.with her husband, Brendan Rooney.

Christy Carlson Romano
Christy Carlson Romano - Photo courtesy of MB Steak

Saturday, March 24...

Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis and her family were spotted attending Mat Franco – Magic Reinvented Nightly in the Mat Franco Theater at The LINQ Hotel & Casino.

Giada De Laurentiis Attends MAT FRANCO MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY 3.24.18 Credit MagicReinventedNightly
Giada De Laurentiis Attends MAT FRANCO MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY - Photo Credit: Magic Reinvented Nightly

Drake, French Montana and friends were spotted having a late night dinner in the exclusive private dining room at Beauty & Essex at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. After dinner the group headed to Marquee for the next installment of French Montana’s residency at the club.

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Drake Performs at Marquee with French Montana - Photo courtesy of Marquee

After his performance, French and Drake partied the rest of the night away at a VIP table with a group that included Nicole Scherzinger.

Also a Beauty & Essex was gossip journalist Perez Hilton, who continued his 40th birthday celebration with dinner at the hot spot followed by Marquee, where he was surprised with a birthday cake presentation.

Perez Hilton Celebrates his 40th Birthday at Marquee
Perez Hilton Celebrates his 40th Birthday at Marquee Nightclub

Earlier in the day Gucci Mane was spotted at TAO Beach at The Venetian before taking over TAO Nightclub at night. Taking in his performance was his wife Keyshia Ka’Oir.

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Gucci Mane and his wife Keyshia Ka’Oir - Photo courtesy of Marquee Nightclub

Friday night, March 23...

Victoria’s Secret Model and mom to be, Miranda Kerr and SnapChat CEO Evan Spiegel attended The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil. Following the performance, the pair went backstage to meet with the cast.

Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel at The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil Courtesy of Cirque du Soleil
Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel at The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil Courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

Sports Illustrated models and Stoli gathered at Marquee Nightclub inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to celebrate SI’s 2018 Swimsuit Issue. Toasting the iconic publication were Danielle Herrington, Haley Kalil, Camille Kostek, Jasmyn Wilkins, Samantha Hoopes plus others. Several of the models took over the stage, joining opening DJ Mike Attack in the booth to kick off the night before commanding a VIP table in the club.

Blogger, columnist, and television personality Perez Hilton celebrated his 40th birthday with friends and family at TAO in The Venetian. That evening he also attended the evening performance of "BAZ - A Musical Mash-Up" at The Palazzo Las Vegas. Afterwards, he joined the cast after the show for a meet-and-greet and photo opportunity.

Perez Hilton Celebrates His 40th Birthday at BAZ A Musical Mash Up at The Palazzo Las Vegas Friday March 23
Perez Hilton Celebrates His 40th Birthday at BAZ A Musical Mash Up at The Palazzo Las Vegas Friday March 23

Members of the San Francisco 49ers organization, including wide receiver Pierre Garcon, safety Jaquiski Tartt, quarterback coach Rich Scangarello, head coach Kyle Shanahan and their significant others were spotted at TAO Nightclub.  The group took over a VIP table on the dance floor to support friend DJ Cray, who was spinning

Thursday, March 22...

Las Vegas headliner Donny Osmond was spotted at the 8:30 p.m. performance INFERNO – The Fire Spectacular at Paris Las Vegas. Following the show, Osmond went backstage for a photo with the stars of the show, Joe Labero and The Fuel Girls.

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Donny Osmond Visits Inferno at Paris Las Vegas - Courtesy of Inferno.

Steve Aoki was spotted with a familiar face before his performance at Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand: his own. The Grammy-nominated international DJ and producer visited his recently unveiled Madame Tussauds wax figure at Level Up before making his way into the club for his headlining show. The figure remained on display throughout the night, allowing fans to take photos as they passed, before returning to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas.

Sunday, March 19...

Magician Siegfried Fischbacher, of the legendary duo Siegfried and Roy, was spotted attending Mat Franco – Magic Reinvented Nightly in the Mat Franco Theater at The LINQ Hotel & Casino.

Siegfried Fischbacher Attends Mat Franco Magic Reinvented Nightly at The LINQ Hotel Casino 3.19.18 Credit MagicReinventedNightly
Siegfried Fischbacher Attends Mat Franco Magic Reinvented Nightly at The LINQ Hotel Casino - Credit Magic Reinvented Nightly

Saturday, March 18...

In the afternoon, French Montana took over TAO Beach in The Venetian with a special performance.

Later that night, TAO Group resident Travis Scott returned to Marquee Nightclub in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. French Montana surprised the room as he joined Scott on stage.

Over at TAO Nightclub in The Venetian, “I Get the Bag” artist Gucci Mane hosted the night with a blowout performance as wife Keyshia Ka’Oir joined him on the TAO stage. In the crowd was Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee and Pittsburgh Steelers star Martavis Bryant taking in the party from a VIP booth.

Gucci Mane at TAO 3.17.18
Gucci Mane - Photo courtesy of TAO Nightclub

Friday, March 17...

International model and Playmate, Khloë Terae, hosted a late-night ‘Hoops and Hotties’ party in Las Vegas at award-winning gentlemen’s club, Crazy Horse III, in celebration of college basketball.She was joined by friends, Miss Multiverse Canada 2015, Chealse Sophia Howell, and international bikini model, Maisa Kehl, who all posed for red carpet photos.

Crazy Horse III Khloë Terae on Red Carpet
Crazy Horse III Khloë Terae on Red Carpet


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