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Ethel M Chocolates' 25th Annual Holiday Cactus Garden Lighting Draws Nearly 5,000 Attendees

Nearly 5,000 locals and visitors attended Ethel M Chocolates’ 25th Anniversary of their annual Holiday Cactus Lighting, on Tuesday evening, November 6, featuring special guests Penn and Teller, singer-songwriter Matt Goss, the Las Vegas Philharmonic and Travis Cloer, and singers Jaclyn McSpadden and Paul Johnson. The event brought in hundreds of monetary and material donations to local charities Three Square and Help of Southern Nevada, in addition to Ethel M Chocolate’s most recent partner, CARE® International.

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Locally renowned radio personality of Mix 94.1, Mercedes Martinez kicked off the evening of festivities with holiday carols sung by student choirs of Clark County School District.

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Chet Buchanan of 98.5 KLUC later joined the stage in honor of his work with Help of Southern Nevada, to present representatives from each charity with general manager of Ethel M Chocolates, Oren Young:

· Michelle Beck,Chief Development Officer at Three Square
· Sonali Rohatgi, Senior Director of Development at CARE International 
· Fuilala Riley, President and CEO of HELP of Southern Nevada

Each entertainer brought unparalleled energy to the stage as thousands of onlookers waited for the finale: Penn and Teller’s dramatic flip of the switch, turning on over a million energy efficient lights in Ethel M Chocolates’ three-acre cactus garden.

Guests wandered through the garden enjoying hot chocolate and hand-dipped chocolate treats from the brand-new Ethel M Chocolates’ outdoor food truck and posing for photos inside the life-size inflatable snow globe. Members of the Vegas Ballet Theater’s upcoming show, The Nutcracker, and the cactus garden’s Santa also posed for photos as hundreds entered the Ethel M Chocolates’ flagship store to sample chocolate and purchase limited-edition holiday treats.

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The holiday cactus garden and factory store are open November 6 – January 6, from 8am – 10pm, with the exception of Christmas day. Please visit https://www.ethelm.com/cactus-garden-holiday-lights to find out when Santa will be present.

Golden Entertainment Raises More Than $30,000 for ALS at Annual Golf Tournament

Golden Entertainment, Inc.,(which owns and operates seven properties in Southern Nevada, including Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower in Las Vegas, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin), held its 12th annual golf tournament on Thursday, Nov. 1, at Spanish Trails Country Club in Las Vegas. Over 200 people participated, raising more than $30,000 for the ALS Association Nevada Chapter.

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GE GolfTournament Check Presentation: April Mastroluca, Jeremy Jenson, Jay Fennel, Blake L. Sartini II, Steve Arcana - Photo credit: Ray Alamo

Participants included vendors, clients and team members of Golden Entertainment. The company’s donations, along with the direct support and fundraising efforts by Golden Entertainment executive vice president and chief operating officer, Steve Arcana, have raised more than $230,000 for the ALS Association Nevada Chapter this year.

The money raised will assist the non-profit organization in its mission to serve all persons and their families living with and fighting ALS in Nevada, one person at a time. The Nevada Chapter provides much-needed programs that offer emotional, physical, and financial assistance and currently serves 90 people with ALS in Nevada.

“This isn’t just a cause for me, it’s a mission,” said Arcana, who is a board member of the ALS Association Nevada Chapter. “My mother fought her own battle with ALS and I know first-hand that funding for ongoing patient care is critical for the support of families and those suffering with this disease. Through the support of Golden Entertainment and our partners, we have been able to take local fundraising efforts to new heights.”

‘Battle of the Bras & Boxers’ Fashion Show Raises Over $157,000 for the American Cancer Society to Benefit Las Vegas Community

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts raised over $157,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society through the ninth annual “Battle of the Bras & Boxers” fashion show hosted at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Oct. 30. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society and the services and treatments the organization provides specifically to the Las Vegas community.

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Teams of Caesars Entertainment employees from the Las Vegas region embraced this year’s Halloween theme of “Fight the Fright” by decorating bras and boxers and selecting costumes for their property or corporate leaders to model down a catwalk in front of cheering fans. To raise money for this fun competition for a cause, 42 senior leaders and team members modeled bras and boxers decorated by Caesars Entertainment employees.

During the month of October, Caesars Entertainment held many events including “Real Men Wear Heels,” in partnership with the North Las Vegas Fire Department to exceed the goal of raising $150,000. A total of 128 bras were decorated and available for bidding, most of them in a Halloween or Vegas Golden Knights theme.

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada Held 20th Annual Halloween Bash at Ellis Island

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada held its spookiest celebration of the year, the 20th annual Halloween Bash at Ellis Island Hotel on Thursday, Oct. 25. More than 600 guests attended and $111,750 was raised at this year’s event, held for Candlelighters families whose diagnosed child is aged 12 and under, providing an opportunity to enjoy a fall festival with carnival games, bounce houses, a petting zoo, prizes, dinner and trick-or-treating in a safe, fun environment.

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Ellis Island Hotel has hosted the event since its inception two decades ago, providing rooms, event space, tents and food and beverage. In addition to serving as a quality of life event for Candlelighters families, the Halloween Bash serves as a fundraiser for the foundation. Local companies, individuals and organizations sponsor nearly 100 different rooms at Ellis Island Hotel, which they decorate and hand out candy to Candlelighters’ children. 

Commemorating 40 years of service to the community in 2018, Candlelighters is southern Nevada’s first and oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting local pediatric cancer patients. For additional information, call 702.737.1919, visit candlelightersnv.org or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Follow Candlelighters on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram at @candlelightersnv.

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

GLITTERING LIGHTS AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY launched its 18th season at a soft-opening for VIP/Media on Thursday, November 8. Nearly 300 guests were in attendance to celebrate another year of the award-wining holiday drive-thru light show. Guests included Human Nature, X Burlesque, the cast of FRIENDS! The Musical Parody, BMX rider Ricardo Laguna, comedy-magician Adam London, hypnotist Anthony Cools and Jhoanna Trias & Mitchell Langon from Discovery Channel's Survival Series "Men Women Wild." Read more about Glittering Lights in this week's edition of Jacqueline Monahan's column “About The Town”.

On Thursday, November 8, military couples celebrated vows citywide with the 2nd ANNUAL LAS VEGAS MARRIES THE MILITARY. Eleven couples from all over the country came to Las Vegas to get married or renew their vows in free ceremonies sponsored by Clark County Clerk Lynn Marie Goya, the Las Vegas Wedding Chamber of Commerce and the local wedding industry as a kickoff to Veterans Day Weekend.

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Bootlegger - Photo credit: Keith Shimada

Only Las Vegas, the Wedding Capital of the World, could pull off something so diverse and amazing to honor our military as we kickoff Veteran’s Day weekends – from ceremonies on the Strip to Lakeside, Downtown and Elvis, couples were able to enjoy their dream wedding and vow renewal courtesy of our amazing wedding industry. The day was capped off with a group reception at the Copa at Bootlegger Las Vegas where couples danced  to the tunes of Sight and Sound Events with their fellow couples, friends and families and of course, enjoyed wedding cake courtesy of Freeds Bakery.

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas concluded its 15th annual OKTOBERFEST celebration as ‘90s R&B crooners ALL-4-ONE tapped the keg on Friday, Oct. 26. Currently performing at Paris Las Vegas in SALT-N-PEPA'S I LOVE THE ‘90s – THE VEGAS SHOW, the group, known for famed hits, “I Swear,” “I Can Love You Like That” and “Someday,” is currently celebrating 25 years of performing together. On Saturday, Oct. 27, as the final keg tapper of the 2018 season, professional BMX dirt jumper RICARDO LAGUNA rolled into the Haus, performing a variety of tricks on his bike for an enthusiastic crowd.

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All 4 One - Photo courtesy of Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas

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Ricardo Laguna and Amber Ramsay - Photo courtesy of Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas

Majestic Repertory Theatre continues its 2018-19 season with a dark comedy by this year’s hottest playwright Lucas Hnath: A PUBLIC READING OF AN UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY ABOUT THE DEATH OF WALT DISNEY. The play touches on the dark side of Disney, including the lemming documentary scandal, his failed attempt to make EPCOT a functional working city, and the urban legend of his cryogenically frozen head. “I put this show in our season not only because of its masterful complexity, but Las Vegas’s relative proximity to Disneyland and Walt’s legacy makes this play one our audience will especially appreciate,” says director Troy Heard. Performances are November 1 through 25, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 5:00 p.m. Majestic Repertory Theatre is located at 1217 S. Main St. in the Arts District. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students.

For the 11th consecutive holiday season, MACY'S partnering with MAKE-A-WISH for the annual BELEIVE CAMPAIGN, giving the gift of joy to children with serious illnesses. By sending a holiday wish list to Santa, shoppers can help grant the wish of a critically ill child. Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish for each letter sent, up to one million dollars, from November 2, 2018, to December 24, 2018. Customers can write their letters and drop them off in stores in the red Believe letterboxes or submit them online at macys.com/believe.

Help join in the festivities with a special launch event in Macy’s Downtown Summerlin. This year at Macy’s Downtown Summerlin, wish kids from Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada will be escorted to the Macy’s Downtown Summerlin store in a fire truck and police squad cars and greeted at the entrance by local first responders and community members. The wish kids will walk the blue and red carpet and wave to the crowd. Wish kids will then write their first letters to Santa and drop them into the Macy’s Believe mailbox to celebrate the annual Macy’s Believe campaign during the holidays. 

WHOOPI GOLDBERG'S show at Treasure Island on Nov. 9 was postponed due to scheduling conflicts. Refunds have been made available at the original point of purchase.

 The Las Vegas return of Disney’s THE LION KING begins a three week engagement at the The Smith Center from Nov. 7 through Nov. 25.Tickets are available at The Smith Center box office. VIP Ticket Packages, which include a prime seat location, a commemorative souvenir program and an exclusive merchandise item, are also available.

A special sensory-friendly performance of Disney’s THE LION KING will be presented on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. for individuals with sensory sensitivities and other intellectual or developmental disabilities and their families. This marks the first-ever sensory-friendly performance of a touring Broadway show in Las Vegas, with support provided by Windsong Trust and other donors.

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is giving away Family 4-Packs of tickets to THE LION KING, during its run at The Smith Center.THE LION KING ticket giveaway will take place at all 25 Library District branches now through November 14. Winners will be contacted on November 15, and the tickets are for the November 20 performance. There will also be additional prize giveaways of cuddly THE LION KING toys at each of the Library District’s branches. To be eligible to win, entrants must have a valid library card, which is FREE to sign up for at any Library District branch.

In observance of Veterans Day, and in a continued effort to give back to their community, GLOWZONE LAS VEGAS, the ultimate family challenge arena that offers the newest innovations in entertainment for all ages, hosted employees of veteran-owned company, Apocalypse Vegas, for a day of fun and entertainment on Wednesday, Nov. 8. Shaped by men and women who have served in the United States military, Apocalypse Vegas is a special ops attraction that offers guests a chance to thwart off zombies and escape the experience victorious using real military techniques.

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GlowZone Las Vegas - Photo credit: Jeff Ragazzo

GlowZone Las Vegas - Photo credit: Jeff Ragazzo

Glowzone continued the Veterans Day celebration by offering free-all day passes with a $10 arcade credit for all active military and veteran personnel walk-ins with military ID on Sunday, Nov. 11 and Monday, Nov. 12. From Tuesday, Nov. 13 through Saturday, Nov. 17, Glowzone will offer 25% off an all-day play pass for walk-in military families or groups with a valid military ID.The action-packed glow-in-the-dark arena is home to nine thrilling attractions, including many well-known favorites such as a glowing miniature golf course, an arcade, spin zone bumper cars and mini bowling lanes.

With their continuous commitment to helping others in the Las Vegas community, HASH HOUSE A GO GO will “give back through flapjacks” by donating $1 from every specialty chocolate peanut butter pancake sold between Monday, Nov. 12 and Sunday, Nov. 18 to benefit the JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION (JDRF) in support of November’s National Diabetes Month.

CASINO DOMINOES, a state-of-the-art new domino casino game, similar to three-card poker or blackjack, which made its world debut in September 2018, has successfully completed its trial run and is officially live on the casino floor of the historic at the Plaza Hotel & Casino. Beginning immediately, Casino Dominoes “Learn to Play” classes will be held at the Casino Dominoes table at the Plaza Hotel & Casino. “Learn to Play” classes are free and held daily at 5 p.m. Must be 21 years or older to participate.

On November 17, the holidays can officially begin with the return of WINTER'S VILLAGE at Green Valley Ranch Resort (2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy, Henderson), and the debut of this celebrated holiday festival at Red Rock Resort (11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas). Back and now expanded to the westside by popular demand, Winter’s Village is a visual and experiential holiday extravaganza, featuring a real ice rink, beautiful holiday decorations, holiday music, and themed food and beverage offerings.

On the heels of the biggest and best-selling tour of their career, and in support of their first-ever acoustic live album, Acoustic Live Vol. 1, southern rock band NEEDTOBREATHE will take their music to the fans once again. The band will perform at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Special guest Sean McConnell joins the band for on this date. Tickets for NEEDTOBREATHE are $34.95, $45.95, $59.95, $79.95 and $129.95, plus applicable fees and go on sale Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 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, any Station Casinos Rewards Center.

IRON MAIDEN will bring their LEGACY OF THE BEATS TOUR tot MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 at 8 p.m. There will be an exclusive pre-sale for IRON MAIDEN fan club members from Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. PT to Thursday, Nov. 15 at 10 p.m. PT. M life Rewards members and Live Nation and AXS customers will receive access to a pre-sale running Thursday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. PT to 10 p.m. PT.  Tickets ranging in price from $49.50 to $125 (not including applicable service charges or fees) will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. PT.

The best friend duo of Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley,most known for the viral web series #IMOMSOHARD, will perform at the Treasure Island Theatre Nov. 16 at 9 p.m. Tickets are available starting at $59.95, plus taxes and service charges.

“WEIRD” AL YANKOVIC has just announced the dates for his 2019 STRINGS ATTACHED TOUR - a high-energy, rock and comedy show featuring costumes, props, a video wall, and - for the first time - a full orchestra. The tour will make a stop at The Smith Center in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the Las Vegas date of the Strings Attached tour go on sale Friday, November 16 at 10 a.m

A Las Vegas Valley artist is gaining attention for his humorous comic characters inspired by his pets. Graphic illustrator and cartoonist Francis Baytan, also known as PHRANZ, has created a multi-strip Chai and Mulligan! Unleashed comic-strip book to be enjoyed by dog-lovers across the world. The Instagram-artwork-turned-book is available now on Kickstarter until November 26, with production scheduled to begin in early 2019. In preparation for the book’s debut, the artist will be showing off his works at the upcoming Great American Comic Convention from November 17-18.

On November 17, BELLAGIO GALLERY OF FINE ART will debut two installations by renowned artist YAYOI KUSAMA. Recognized today for her robust career, Time Magazine named her one of the most influential people in the world in 2016. An immersive experience for visitors, Yayoi Kusama offers a unique wonderland of lights and reflections where guests are invited to experience each artwork from within. Both installations, Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity and Narcissus Garden, will awaken a sense of wonder and showcase Kusama’s exploration of infinite space.Yayoi Kusama will be on view Saturday, Nov. 17 through Sunday, April 28, 2019. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for Nevada residents, seniors 65 and older, and students, teachers and military with valid ID. Children 12 and younger are free. For groups of 10 or more, the gallery offers special pricing of $11 per person.

Tickets are on sale now for ROBERTO TAPIA in concert on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Star of the Desert Arena in Primm. Guests will enjoy Tapia's Latin hits including "El Niño De La Tuna," "Las Edades" and "Me Duele." Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25.

Singer MICHAEL BUBLE will perform at T-Mobile Arena Saturday, March 30, 2019. Tickets go on sale Monday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. Every full priced ticket purchased for the tour includes a standard CD or digital copy of Bublé’s highly anticipated new album, LOVE, his 8th major studio album for Reprise Records which will be available November 16.

THE COCKTAIL CABARET” will resume performances at Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m.“The Cocktail Cabaret” focuses on musical virtuosity and humor brought to life by a small cast of power-house singers featuring the show’s spectacular regulars, Niki Scalera (“Hairspray,” “Tarzan,” “Footloose”), Eric Jordan Young (“Rock of Ages,” “Vegas! The Show,” “Ragtime,” “Chicago,” “Seussical the Musical,” “Look of Love,” “Dreamgirls”) and Maren Wade (“America’s Got Talent,” “Confessions of a Showgirl,” “Pin Up,” “50 Shades! The Parody”). The fantastic four-piece band is led by co-producer and renowned pianist Philip Fortenberry (“Behind the Candelabra”), drummer Don Meoli (“Jersey Boys”), bassist Josh Jones (“Million Dollar Quartet”) and Saxophonist Eric Tewalt (“Celine Dion’s orchestra). 

A new, rotating line-up of special guest stars scheduled to appear will include rising vocalist James D. Gish on Nov. 21 – 24, Travis Cloer (“Jersey Boys”) on Dec. 5 – 12 and Ron Remke (“Vegas! the Show,” “BAZ”) Dec. 26 – 29, and Savannah Smith (The Moonshiners) will fill in for Scalera who’ll be on vacation Nov. 21 and Nov. 23. Thompson will also fill in as pianist for Fortenberry on Nov. 23-24.  The show will also feature special guest emcees Broadway star Brent Barrett (“Chicago,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Grand Hotel,”  “Phantom, The Las Vegas Spectacular”) and veteran comic Tony Arias on various dates throughout the holiday season.

Performances are scheduled at 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, dark Sunday through Tuesday. The show will be dark on Nov. 28 – Dec. 1 and Dec 12 – 15 and Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. Tickets are on sale now for shows starting Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. and priced at $39 per person for general admission and $59 for VIP seating, plus tax and applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased in-person at any Caesars Entertainment box office.

DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS EVENTS CENTER AND COLLECTIVE ZOO are teaming up to bring ‘GOODNESS’ back for year two on Wednesday, November 21. The electronic music event invites guests to experience the heat with a lineup featuring Dr. Fresch and special guests Chris Lorenzo, Bijou and more.  Tickets start at $22 plus applicable fees.The party will up the ante with drinking games such as beer pong, flip cup, rally cup, cornhole and more. An on-site photo booth will allow attendees to capture memories with friends before and after the show. ‘Goodness’ is open to ages 18 and over. Doors for the show open at 7 p.m.

TERRY FATOR has added a NEW ‘CELEBRITY' CAST MEMBER TO “A VERY TERRY CHRISTMAS” and kicks-off the season early, with performances beginning Nov. 23 at The Mirage Hotel & Casino. Who is it? You will have to find out. Performances are 7:30 pm. Monday – Thursday; select Friday and Saturday shows, Friday, Nov. 23 through Tuesday, Dec. 25. Tickets for Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment Presents A Very Terry Christmas start at $59.99, plus applicable taxes and fees. A “Most Valuable Package” (MVP) Experience is available for $149.99 per ticket, plus applicable taxes and fees. The MVP Experience includes premium seating, an autographed photo, a souvenir show program and a complimentary drink.

After being retired for eight years, LANCE BURTON: MASTER MAGICIAN & FRIENDS will do two family friendly performances over Thanksgiving weekend. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23 & Saturday, Nov. 24 in the Orleans Showroom. Ticket prices start at $49 plus taxes and fees and can be purchased thru the Orleans Box office.

Grammy Award-winning Contemporary Jazz and R&B superstar NORMAN BROWN is returning to Las Vegas for a special performance of his annual holiday show NORMAN BROWN'S JOYOUS CHRISTMAS featuring special guests Bobby Caldwell and Marion Meadows at Chrome Showroom inside Santa Fe Station on Saturday, November 24, at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $27.50 plus tax and applicable fees

Tickets are on sale now for the legendary PATTI LABELLE in concert on Saturday, Nov. 24 at the Star of the Desert Arena in Primm. Guests will enjoy LaBelle's soulful R&B hits, including "Lady Marmalade" and "On My Own." Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $30.

Deadpan comic STEVEN WRIGHT will headline the Treasure Island Theatre Nov. 30 at 9 p.m. Tickets are available starting at $50.95, plus taxes and service charges.

Caesars Entertainment Corporation announced an unprecedented 15-year partnership that will make Caesars Entertainment (Caesars) the first founding partner of the LAS VEGAS STADIUM, the future home of the Las Vegas Raiders, elevating Caesars’ profile in professional sports.

The historic partnership also marks the first Raiders deal with a gaming and hospitality company, providing select Caesars Entertainment customers and Total Rewards members access to exclusive experiences like the customized Caesars-branded Owners Suite at the 50-yard line of the Las Vegas stadium, VIP Dinners on the field, training facility events, fantasy camp participation, stadium tours, along with tickets to home games and most stadium events. As a Founding Partner, Caesars Entertainment will host a branded stadium entrance and drop off zone, digital signage, media, radio and print assets in addition to alumni, player and cheerleader appearances – giving the company a commanding presence. This partnership with the Las Vegas Raiders follows the company’s recent announcement with the Baltimore Ravens, Maryland’s only partnership between a National Football League team and a casino.

CSN’S DANCE PROGRAM presents choreographer Kelly Roth's new ballet set to Franz “WINTERREISE” (WINTER JOURNEY) on Friday, November 30 at 7 pm and Saturday, December 1st. at 2 pm inside the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre. General Admission is $8.00, students and seniors $5.00.

CSN FINE ARTS MUSIC PROGRAM presents an afternoon of classic and contemporary jazz selections performed by THE JAZZ SINGERS AND THREE JAZZ COMBO GROUPS. The concert will take place on Sunday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m. in the BackStage Theatre at the North Las Vegas campus. General admission tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. This event is presented by the CSN’s Fine Arts Department.

THE CSN ORCHESTRA, conducted by Charles Cushionery presents an END-OF-THE-SEMESTER CONCERT with engaging musical selections by some of the most revered composers. This special concert event will also feature the CSN’s Chamber Chorale. The concert takes place Monday, December 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre at the Cheyenne campus. General Admission is $8.00, students and seniors $5.00. For more information or to purchase tickets for the above events, please call the CSN Ticket Office at 702-651-LIVE (5483). The CSN Performing Arts Center is located at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue in North Las Vegas.


SOULCYCLE, the unique mind-body-soul indoor cycling experience, opened its first studio in Las Vegas on November 10. With more than 88 studios and counting, across the United States and Canada, SoulCycle continues to grow their community by bringing their transformative ride to Nevada. The studio is located in the new Wynn Plaza, the resort’s unique new 70,000-square-foot retail destination located directly on Las Vegas Boulevard.

SU CASA, the Silverton Casino Hotel’s newest culinary venture nestled inside Mi Casa Grill Cantina, is now open. The trendy coastal eatery celebrated its opening with a parade of kimono-adorned Japanese dancers, a traditional performance by Taiko drummers, and a ribbon-cutting and Sake toast by Rob Kunkle, President of Silverton Casino Hotel.

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Su Casa - Photo courtesy of Su Casa

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Taiko Drummers perform at Su Casa opening ceremony
Taiko Drums - Photo courtesy of Su Casa

Silverton President Ron Kunkle at Su Casa ribbon cutting ceremony
Silverton President Ron Kunkle at Su Casa ribbon cutting ceremony - Photo courtesy of Su Casa

Silverton executives toast with Sake to Su Casa
Silverton executives toast with Sake to Su Casa - Photo courtesy of Su Casa

“We’re confident Su Casa will be a great addition to our lineup of signature restaurants,” said Rob Kunkle. “We are eager to tap into this cutting-edge culinary concept and are looking forward to serving Las Vegas visitors and locals alike.”

Su Casa will take taste buds on a trip with fresh coastal favorites like Ceviche, Poke Bowls, Sashimi, and Nigiri and hearty dishes such as Sushi Burritos, Sushi Rolls and Ramen. The extensive Sake list, Asian beer selection and specialty cocktails, like the coconut-infused Osaka Painkiller or the spiked Hokkaido Peach Tea, pair perfectly with the fresh selections and energetic atmosphere, immersing guests in a modern Asian experience.

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A new 24-hour, 4,465-square-foot restaurant, STRAT CAFE & WOK, serving elevated homestyle favorites and traditional Asian cuisine, recently opened on the main casino floor, at Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower. .The menu, created by Johnny Church, corporate executive chef of Golden Entertainment, and Andrew Bateman, Stratosphere’s assistant executive chef, offers an array of breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night offerings. The design of Strat Café & Wok, inspired by the neighboring Downtown Las Vegas Arts District, is colorful and modern with an urban vibe. Bold pieces by local artists adorn the walls, showcasing Las Vegas’ burgeoning art scene. 

Celebrity sightings:

Wednesday, November 8...

Multi-platinum recording pop rock band and Las Vegas locals, Imagine Dragons (including group members Dan Reynolds, Wayne Sermon, Ben McKee and Daniel Platzman) surprised fans at a private event hosted to celebrate the band’s upcoming album release, “Origins,” at 107 SkyLounge inside Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower.

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Imagine Dragons - Photo courtesy of Imagine Dragons

Saturday afternoon, November 3...

"The Real Housewives of Orange County" stars, Emily Simpson and Gina Kirschenheiter, were at the opening of Beauty Kitchen Boutique in Boulder City, Nevada, located just 15 minutes from Las Vegas, Joining Simpson and Kirschnheiter in the celebration was Beauty Kitchen brand creator and TV personality, Heather Marianna.

Emily Simpson and Gina Kirschenheiter pose with Beauty Kitchen Boutique owner and TV personality Heather Marianna at grand opening of store
Emily Simpson and Gina Kirschenheiter pose with Beauty Kitchen Boutique owner and TV personality Heather Marianna at grand opening of store - Photo courtesy of Beauty Kitchen Boutique

Friday, October 26...

Mike Tyson was spotted in the audience at SALT-N-PEPA'S I LOVE THE '90s - THE VEGAS SHOW at Paris Las Vegas.

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Mike Tyson with All 4 One - Photo courtesy of SALT-N-PEPA'S I LOVE THE '90s - THE VEGAS SHOW at Paris Las Vegas

Saturday, October 27...

CATCH Las Vegas at Aria Resort & Casino continued its star-studded weekend of grand opening as host to the infamous Casamigos Halloween party. CATCH Hospitality Group co-founders Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum joined with Casamigos co-founders George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman to host an epic event with guests decked out in their best Hollywood character renditions.

Guests included George Clooney, Rande Gerber & Cindy Crawford as airplane pilots and a stewardess; Eugene Remm and wife Valerie Goldin-Remm as Tony Montana and Elvira Hancock from Scarface; Mark Birnbaum and girlfriend Tori Praver as Pretty Woman’s Edward Lewis and Vivian Ward; Kendall Jenner, Austin Stowell, Joey Fatone, Jermaine Dupri, J.B. Smoove, Gelila & Wolfgang Puck, supermodel Karolina Kurkova & Archie Drury,Marlon Wayans, DJ Steve Aoki, Devon Aoki and more.


DJ Cassidy set the vibe for the night, followed by a special performance by Nas and a surprise DJ set by supermodel Kendall Jenner dressed as an Austin Powers’ Fembot.

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We, at Las Vegas Round the Clock, are deeply saddened by the senseless act of violence that occurred in our city on Sunday evening, October 1, 2017 and send our deepest condolences, healing prayers and love to the victims, their families, and all those affected by the tragedy.