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Over 1,000 Families Attend The Smith Center's Sensory-friendly Performance of 'The Lion King' for Audiences With Special Needs

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, a nonprofit organization, has announced that over 1,000 Southern Nevada families attended its sensory-friendly performance of Broadway musical Disney’s “The Lion King” on November 17.

Inside Reynolds Hall
Inside Reynolds Hall - Photo courtesy of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

Inside Reynolds Hall II
Inside Reynolds Hall - Photo courtesy of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

Marking The Smith Center’s very first sensory-friendly performance of a Broadway production, this performance was specially designed for audiences with sensory sensitivities and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. This included the reduction of jarring noises and lights in the performance, and providing designated areas in the lobby for audience members to take breaks as needed.

Guests entering Reynolds Hall
Guests entering Reynolds Hall - Photo courtesy of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

“It was amazing to see so many community members enjoying this show together in a judgment-free environment, knowing that their families’ special needs would be accommodated and accepted,” said Myron Martin, president and CEO of The Smith Center. “The Smith Center was created to make the performing arts accessible to everyone, and this performance provided just that.”

The Smith Center’s Education and Outreach Department led efforts for roughly a year with planning how to accommodate sensory-friendly audiences for “The Lion King.” This included consulting with numerous community organizations, and attending sensory-friendly productions across the country.

This performance also followed The Smith Center’s success with presenting its first sensory-friendly performances of a live theater production in April of family show, “Shh! We Have a Plan.”

Lionesses Dance in THE LION KING North American Tour. Disney
Lionesses Dance in THE LION KING North American Tour. - Photo courtesy of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts/Disney

The Cheetah and Giraffes in the opening number The Circle of Life from THE LION KING North American Tour. Disney
The Cheetah and Giraffes in the opening number The Circle of Life from THE LION KING North American Tour - Photo courtesy of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts/Disney

Organizations from across Southern Nevada provided support and expertise to help The Smith Center present this sensory-friendly performance of “The Lion King,” including: Grant A Gift Autism Foundation, Touro University Nevada Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, University of Nevada Las Vegas Ackerman Center for Autism, FEAT of Southern Nevada, Nevada PEP, Opportunity Village, Sport Social, Wellman Therapy Services, Autism Coalition of Nevada, and the Center for Child and Family Development. Bank of America also provided additional volunteer support.

BELFOR Las Vegas Celebrates #GIVINGTUESDAY With Special Pizza Delivery to Local Fire Departments

BELFOR Las Vegas of BELFOR Poperty Restoration, the world’s largest disaster restoration company, delivered pizzas to the brave men and women of the North Las Vegas Fire Department on November 27 to express appreciation for their extraordinary commitment to the local community. The delivery was made in honor of #GivingTuesday, an annual event – occurring this year on November 27 – that kicks off the charitable holiday season and inspires people to give back in impactful ways to respected charities and organizations.

BELFOR General Manager Sven Bradley with Deputy Chief Travis Anderson
BELFOR General Manager Sven Bradley with Deputy Chief Travis Anderson - Photo courtesy of BELFOR Poperty Restoration

"We are incredibly grateful to all our fire departments who keep us safe from danger and out of harm’s way,” said Sheldon Yellen, CEO of BELFOR. "This Giving Tuesday we wanted to offer a small token of thanks to our nation’s firefighters for the risks and sacrifices they willingly take each and every day. BELFOR salutes you for your relentless dedication to protecting our families, friends and neighbors.”

BELFOR Las Vegas with North Las Vegas Fire Department
BELFOR Las Vegas with North Las Vegas Fire Department - Photo courtesy of BELFOR Poperty Restoration

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BELFOR Las Vegas with North Las Vegas Fire Department - Photo courtesy of BELFOR Poperty Restoration

In addition to BELFOR Las Vegas, representatives from the more than 120 BELFOR offices delivered thousands of pizzas to express appreciation to fire departments across the country for their dedication to ensuring the safety of citizens in their communities. BELFOR joined the global #GivingTuesday movement to help encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

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

Pro-BMX rider and television personality RICARDO LAGUNA recently visited UMAMI BURGER, BEER GARDEN & SPORTS BOOK at SLS Las Vegas®, where he, alongside CHEF THANAWAT BATES, created his prize-winning recipe in the #UMAMICELEBRITYCHALLENGE: THE TRUFFLE MADNESS. The competition, which challenged Las Vegas celebrities and headliners to create their own game day burger recipes from the restaurant’s list of premium ingredients, saw Laguna’s recipe beat out top challengers to be a featured menu item at Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book, where it will be available through Wednesday, Dec. 5 .Made with fried chicken breast, house truffle cheese, crushed avocado, dill pickles, bacon lardons, lettuce, minced onions, roasted tomato, shiitake mushroom, smoked-salt onion rings, tomato, truffled arugula, and roasted garlic aioli, The Truffle Madness topped competitors Jeff Civillico, X Burlesque, FANTASY and Chippendales, and was chosen by voters across social channels as the #UmamiCelebrityChallenge grand champion.

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Ricardo Laguna and Chef Thanawat Bates at Umami Burger - Photo courtesy of Umami Burger/SLS Las Vegas

AQUARIUS CASINO RESORT, the largest 24-hour gaming resort in Laughlin, honored Veterans Day by encouraging team members to wear Remember Everyone Deployed (R.E.D.) t-shirts on Friday, Nov. 9. In support of veterans and active military, Aquarius employees were given the opportunity to donate $5 and receive a R.E.D. T-shirt to wear at work during the “Casual for a Cause” Friday. Red Shirt Friday’s concept is part of the ongoing mission of RedShirtFridays.org, an organization dedicated to honoring the country’s troops serving overseas. The organization shows support for the servicemen and servicewomen for their sacrifice by wearing R.E.D. every Friday.

Aquarius Tri State Military Moms and Team Aquarius
Aquarius Tri State Military Moms and Team Aquarius - Photo courtesy of Aquarius Casino Resort

Aquarius also presented the Tri-State Military Moms, a local nonprofit sending care packages to deployed troops overseas, with a $2,500 DONATION on Friday. Over the weekend, Aquarius continued to collect donations from both guests and resort departments who purchased a R.E.D. shirt from the ace|PLAY TMclub. An additional $447 was raised from shirt sales, totaling a $2,947 donation to the Tri-State Military Moms from Aquarius.

It was an exciting afternoon at O’SHEAS CASINO AT THE LINQ HOTEL & CASINO when Kenosha, WI resident Jon Oelke became an instant millionaire on Saturday, Nov. 10. While playing Three Card Poker Progressive with his family and friends, Oelke hit a royal flush and won a jackpot of more than $1.3 million. This win marks the third millionaire winner at O’Sheas since 2015. 2018 has been a lucky year for Caesars Entertainment, bringing seven new millionaires to the ever-growing list. Caesars Entertainment has created more than 837 millionaires since 1987.

OSheas Jackpot Winner JO Nov. 2018
O'Sheas Jackpot Winner - Photo courtesy of O'Sheas

CAESAR ENTERTAINMENT LAS VEGAS RESORTS all-new linked Blazing 7’s Blackjack progressive jackpot of $1,013,733.71 recently hit for one lucky guest at Paris Las Vegas. While on vacation in Las Vegas with his family, Miami resident Elhara Shai became an instant millionaire when three, seven of diamonds were dealt out on the Blazing 7’s progressive on Thursday, Nov. 15. Shai had been playing blackjack for three hours before the big jackpot hit.

Miami resident Elhara Shai became an instant millionaire - Photo courtesy of Caersar's Entertainment

Rock band METALLICA took the stage Monday, Nov. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in front of an unprecedented 20,428 fans, becoming the venue’s highest-attended music event to date. The concert, promoted by Live Nation, drew an audience of Metallica fans to Las Vegas from both domestic and international cities.

FASHION SHOW LAS VEGAS, Las Vegas’ premier shopping destination, debuted the all-new ‘SANTAGRAM' holographic window display on November 23. Created by London-based experiential agency Cinimod Studio, the Santa-inspired holographic display ‘Twas the Light Before Christmas’ was unveiled for the first time within the United States inside Fashion Show – just in time for the holidays. Located on the upper level across from Dick’s Sporting Goods, guests will be treated to an enchanting and wonderfully modern twist on the traditionalism and magic of Santa Claus. Family and friends will be immersed into the unique experience featuring an inside look at Santa Claus delivering presents across the night vista via a holographic display created by Cinimod’s in-house specialist hologram creation team. Guests will be thrilled by Santa's warm and colorful interactions and entertaining antics, making a holiday holographic experience to remember.  This exclusive experience will be available now through January 10, 2019.

THE ALEXIS PARK HOTEL AND ADMIT.VIP announce their new relationship reopening the Pegasus Showroom and the launch of two new shows in the venue; MARTINI’S AND MAGIC STARRING NAATHAN PHAN and THE COMICS BATTLE featuring John Hilder. The Comics Battle, a new fast-paced standup comedy show that is a true battle of the wits, opens November 29, 2018, and will run Thursdays-Sundays at 9pm. The Comics Battle is from the same creators and the team behind this year wildly successful, The Hilarious 7, presently running at Hooters Hotel Casino.  Host and Referee, John Hilder, will judge this unbridled joke joust as 2 sets of comics are pitted against each other in four hilarious bouts of back and forth by audience selected categories.  Part stand-up, part improv with a dash of MMA; The Comics Battle is like no other comedy show in Las Vegas, and it's never the same show twice.

MARTINIS & MAGIC STARRING NAATHAN PHAN opens Sunday December 2, 2018 and will run Sundays-Thursdays at 7pm.  Martinis & Magic is a high energy hour-long show consisting of magic, comedy, singing, impressions, improvisation, and theatrical storytelling starring Naathan Phan and his cast of characters. Naathan Phan has been featured on shows like Masters of Illusion, America's Got Talent, Don't Blink, Wizard Wars, Tosh.0, Superbad, Penn and Teller: Fool Us, and more!   Locals are offered a special 50% discount on Martinis & Magic with the use of promo code MMLocal at https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=48615d3a4b8252ac64c03ff2c30485ab.

THE HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE AT THE PARK (located between New York-New York and Park MGM) made its debut with a tree-lighting ceremony scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 29 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. The Holiday Experience at The Park will be open each Friday – Sunday from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. in December as well as the following dates: Tuesday, Dec. 4; Thursday, Dec. 6; Tuesday, Dec. 11; Thursday, Dec. 20; Saturday, Dec. 22 – Special Hours: noon – 5 p.m; Thursday, Dec. 27; Monday, Dec. 31 – Last Day of Operations.

For five-nights-only, December 1, 5, 7, 8, and 11, world-class entertainers FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE will perform a limited residency inside Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Opening acts for each night will be singer-songwriter Canaan Smith and artist Mason Ramsey. Due to overwhelming demand, balcony seating has been opened at Zappos Theater for FGL shows on Dec. 1 and 8. Additionally, new meet and greet packages are now available for purchase. General ticket prices for FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS start at $49, plus applicable tax and fees, and are available in-person at the Planet Hollywood box office. Shows begin at 8 p.m.

The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts will host an exhibition featuring works of 35 faculty/artists from its Art & Art History Program. Works featured in this exhibition will highlight the vast range of offerings within the CSN Art & Art History Program including: ceramics, digital media, drawing, metal work, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. The 2018-2019 CSN ART & ART HISTORY FACULTY EXHIBITION will begin Friday, November 30, 2018 and will run through Saturday, January 26, 2019. An Artist Reception with refreshments will take place at the gallery on Friday, November 30, 2018, from 6 - 8 p.m. and is open to the public. The CSN Fine Arts & Artspace Galleries are FREE and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Fine Arts Gallery is located adjacent to the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre Lobby and the Artspace Gallery is located upstairs above the main entrance lobby, both on the North Las Vegas Campus of the College of Southern Nevada, one-mile East of I-15 North, 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, North Las Vegas.

The Galleria at Sunset is hosting the Las Vegas Artists’ Guild as they present the Las Vegas Artists’ Guild Galleria Fine Art Expo on Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2. 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.

SIEGFRIED & ROY’S SECRET GARDEN AND DOLPHIN HABITAT is offering limited time, SPECIAL PRICING FOR NEVADA RESIDENTS Saturday, December 1, 2018 through Thursday, February 28, 2019.Tickets may be purchased at The Mirage box office, concierge desk or main entrance to the habitat. Nevada residents who present a valid ID will receive the following pricing options. Adults: $17; Children ages 4-12: $12; Children ages 3 and under: Free. All tickets must be purchased and redeemed by February 28, 2019

THE PAHRUMP NUGGET 250 OFF ROAD RACE which will take drivers through the surrounding desert will be held Saturday, Dec. 1. The Pahrump Nugget 250 is the last race of the 2018 “Best in the Desert” race series. Events surrounding the race will be held from Thursday, Nov. 29 through Sunday, Dec. 2 with the hotel-casino hosting several pre-race and post-race activities, including the pre-fun run on Thursday, Nov. 29 and the tech and contingency inspection on Friday, Nov. 30. Polaris RZR® is presenting the race on Saturday, Dec. 1, which will be followed by an after-party. This is the third year the hotel-casino is the title sponsor.

The STOVE LAS VEGAS (located at 11261 S. Eastern Ave. #200 in Henderson) gives back this holiday season by holding a TOY DRIVE beginning, Saturday, Dec. 1 – Saturday, Dec. 22 to benefit The Marine Toys for Tots Program.  During this period for any guest that brings a new un-gift-wrapped toy, book, or stocking stuffer, they will receive a complimentary order The Stove’s seasonal spin of Christmas “Graham” pancake upon arrival. If you’re interested in making a toy donation, please call the restaurant at 702.625.5216. To learn more about The Marine Toys for Tots program, visit their website HERE.

Tropicana Las Vegas is adding to the holiday season excitement with an array of daily and nightly activities for the ULTIMATE RODEO CELEBRATION in honor of the 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR), December 2 through December 15. Guests are invited to call Tropicana Las Vegas home for all things Rodeo Week with signature events such as the 64th Miss Rodeo America Pageant (December 2-9),Bullfighters Only Las Vegas Championship (December 6-15; 2-3:30 p.m. daily),  WNFR Viewing Party (December 6-15, 6-9 p.m) , the Otterbox Tailgate Party (December 6-15, 12-2 p.m. daily), Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball® (December 7 & 8, 9 p.m.-1 a.m) and more.

To help celebrate Chanukah this year, THE DISTRICT AT GREEN VALLEY RANCH, a mixed-use shopping, dining and lifestyle center in the Las Vegas Valley, will host a GRAND MENORAH LIGHTING EVENT on Main Street
2225 Village Walk Drive, on Tuesday, December 4th. People of all faiths are invited to attend this touching celebration which will symbolically express the Jewish community’s appreciation for this country’s religious freedoms. The lighting of the menorah itself will symbolize freedom from oppression, spirit over matter, and light over darkness. Presented by the Chabad of Henderson, the event will feature live music, entertainment, dreidels, FREE doughnuts and treats for the children.

GLITTERING LIGHTS presented by Goettl Air Conditioning teamed up with the Southern Nevada Chevy Dealers and announced a FREE CHEVY NIGHT. Anyone with a Chevrolet vehicle will be admitted into the holiday light park for free on December 6, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.“Our great community partners are essential to putting on this massive holiday event each year,” said Glittering Lights producer John Bentham. “People will be able to come see all the work and effort put into this event, for free, thanks to the Southern Nevada Chevy Dealers.” Those who are ready to celebrate the holidays without a Chevy, can still get $5 off admission all season long by donating gently used items to Goodwill of Southern Nevada or visiting any of the Southern Nevada Chevy Dealers for a coupon.

FANTASY, the award-winning adult revue at Luxor Hotel and Casino will welcome National Finals Rodeo (NFR) back to Las Vegas with discounted tickets for attendees from Thursday, Dec. 6 to Saturday, Dec. 15. FANTASY will offer a 50 PERCENT DISCOUNT ON ALL TICKETS FOR NFR ATTENDEES with proof of an NFR credential. Following the show, all guests are invited to mix and mingle with the FANTASY cast at a meet-and-greet, with the opportunity for autographs and photos.

THE ASSOCIATE BOARD OF AMBASSADORS OF LAS VEGAS hosts BELLS AND BUBBLES, an evening of holiday mingles and jolly good cheer on Friday, December 7. The event, which benefits the American Cancer Society, will also provide the community an opportunity to help out those in need with clothing donations for Safe Nest Las Vegas. Attendees are encouraged to bring clothing boys and young men as well as comfortable clothing for women. Tickets are $40 or $35 with a gently used clothing donation. There will be delicious snacks, desserts and all the trimmings along with complimentary wine and a champagne toast for survivors and a silent auction for that perfect holiday gift for a loved one or yourself.For more information or to join the festivities, visit www.ACSLVABOA.org. For tickets, contact Angela VanBrackle 702-891-9021.

Mexican pop diva PAULINA RUBIO will appear in concert on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Star of the Desert Arena at Primm Valley Casino Resorts. Guests will enjoy Rubio's Latin pop hits, including "Mi Nuevo Vicio" and "Desire (Me Tienes Loquita)." Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $30.

BEER PARK AT PARIS LAS VEGAS will host an 80s HOLIDAY SKI PARTY starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. A tribute to the totally tubular ‘80s ski fashion, the event will set the mood to shred with a hot chocolate bar, a limited-time stout beer flight, electric tableside s’mores, shot skis, Santa Claus photo opportunities, karaoke and more. There will also be a chance to win one of 10 lift passes and rental vouchers for the 2018-2019 winter season at Lee Canyon Ski Resort.

THE DEPARTMENT OF FINE ARTS MUSIC PROGRAM AT CSN presents  another fun-filled, foot-tapping, evening of Big Band classics as well as contemporary selections with CSN’s BIG BAND CONCERT under the direction of Greg Vanboven on Tuesday, December 11, at 7:00 p.m. in the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre at the North Las Vegas campus. General Admission is $8.00 and $5.00 for students and seniors.  To purchase tickets online, visit: www.csn.edu/pac.

THE DEPARTMENT OF FINE ARTS AT CSN presents the CALYPSO COYOTE STEEL DRUM BAND AND PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT scheduled on Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Backstage Theatre at the North Las Vegas campus. The concert will feature students and faculty performing on all things percussion and steel drums. The evening will include a wide variety of traditional music, pop tunes and much more to be performed by both groups.General Admission is $8.00 and $5.00 for students and seniors. For more information, please call the CSN Box Office at 702-651-LIVE (5483) or purchase tickets online at: www.csn.edu/pac.

GLOBAL WINTER WONDERLAND, a spectacular lantern festival and multicultural theme park, will make its Las Vegas debut this holiday season, December 14, 2018 – January 20, 2019 in the north lot of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. At Global Winter Wonderland guests will be able to travel around the world in one night while viewing the larger-than-life lantern designs of landmarks from all seven continents. Tickets for Global Winter Wonderland go on sale Wednesday, Nov. 21. General admission tickets are $23 for adults and $19 for children ages 4 – 12 and seniors, plus tax and fees. Ticket prices for Nevada residents with valid I.D. are $19 for adults and $17 for children ages 4 – 12 and seniors, plus tax and fees. Parking is free and available onsite. Hours of operation are 5 – 11 p.m. Dec. 14 - 23, Dec. 26 – 30 and Jan. 2 – 20; and 4:30 – 11 p.m. Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1.

MONDAYS DARK will celebrate their 5TH ANNIVERSARY on Monday, Dec. 17 at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. Founder/entertainer Mark Shunock, will once again host the Mondays Dark celebration he began back in 2013 while starring in the hit Broadway musical, “Rock of Ages.” Mondays Dark will announce the 2019 charity lineup at the anniversary event, with another 21 local charities in store, that’s 42 local organizations under one roof. 2019 will is be a monumental year for Mondays Dark, as the event surpass the $1 million raised for Las Vegas non-profits. Guests can enjoy a stellar night of entertainment from Vegas’ top entertainers and bid on luxurious live & silent auction items including art, show and concert tickets, dining packages, spa treatments, jewelry, and more.  Mondays Dark begins at 8 p.m. with doors at 7 p.m. $20 and $40 reserved tickets are available now online at www.MondaysDark.com. Tickets are extremely limited, so get them before they’re gone.

FREED’S BAKERY, with locations in Las Vegas, and featured bakery on Food Network’s hit show “Vegas Cakes,” will offer customers a FREE CUPCAKE in honor of National Cupcake Day on Saturday, Dec. 15. The first 50 guests at both Freed’s Bakery, located at 9815 S Eastern Ave., and Freed’s Dessert Shop, located at 6475 N Decatur Blvd., will receive one complimentary, holiday-themed cupcake.

The one-night-only holiday extravaganza, LINDA SUZANNE'S ROCKIN' VEGAS CHRISTMAS SHOW will be held inside the renowned Westgate International Theaternat Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino,on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 at 8 p.m. Starring renowned singer, entertainer and author Linda Suzanne, the 85-minute, family-friendly holiday spectacular will take the audience on an entertaining holiday journey with a unique Vegas spin, complete with 20-foot Christmas trees, Frosty the Snowman, candy canes, special guest appearances by Celebrity Magician Murray Sawchuck and Douglas LeftyLeferovich, costume changes, “sexy” Santa, a live five-piece band, renditions of holiday classics with a rock n’ roll edge, and an ensemble of gorgeous dancers. Tickets are $29.95 plus taxes and fees for general admission and $49.95 plus taxes and fees for VIP preferred seating and can be purchased at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Box Office.Keeping a family tradition of supporting local first responders, a portion of ticket sales will be donated directly to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department K9 Unit.

MURRAY THE MAGICIAN'S 5TH ANNUAL MAGICAL HOLIDAY SPECTACLAR CHARITY SHOW TO BENEFIT FRIENDS FOR LIFE HUMANE SOCIETY will be presented at the Starbright Theatre in Summerlin on December 22 starting at 7 pm. This year Murray is thrilled to have as his special guest tap dancing legend Arthur Duncan, direct from The Lawrence Welk Show, along with other amazing celebrity friends including vocalist Linda Suzanne, Magicians Jarrett and Raja and, of course, Murray's trusty sidekick Lefty! This show is great for all ages and all profits go directly to Friends for Life Humane Society and Rockin' 4 Rescues. Click the following link for tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=4&p= Tickets start at $29.95 plus tax and fees.


Following in the footsteps of its six Las Vegas Valley locations, THE HABIT BURGER GRILL will soon debut its award-winning Charburgers near the Nellis Crossing community. Slated to open December 2018, The Habit features exceptional flavor from chargrilling over an open flame and a highly differentiated customer experience by combining a commitment to quality, genuine hospitality, in a warm and inviting atmosphere, all at an exceptional value.

Lisa Vanderpump and Caesars Palace will partner to open VANDERPUMP COCKTAIL GARDEN, set to debut in early 2019. Bringing a taste of Los Angeles to Las Vegas, the cocktail garden will take a page from Vanderpump’s highly successful restaurants and lounges, Villa Blanca, SUR, Pump and Tom Tom. Vanderpump Cocktail Garden is sure to be a Vegas hotspot, perfect for a casual gathering or for a big night out. Guests may even run into their favorite stars, including Lisa or cast members from her hit reality shows. The design inspiration for the space comes from Lisa, husband Ken Todd and creative director Nick Alain, who collaborated on their newest LA hit, Tom Tom. Vanderpump will be located in between The Colosseum and the entrance to The Forum Shops.

Celebrity sightings:

Saturday night, November 24...

Actor and comedian Pauly Shore was spotted attending the 8 pm performance of ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace.

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Pauly Shore attends ABSINTHE 11.24.18 - Photo credit: Joseph Sanders Spiegelworld Photography

Friday night, November 16...

Singer Kelly Clarkson dined at Beauty & Essex inside The Cosmopolitan.

Fifth Harmony singer Normani had dinner at TAO inside The Venetian.

Actress Kaley Cuoco, widely known for her role on the EMMY Award-winning show “The Big Bang Theory,” was spotted attending the 10 p.m. performance of  ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace.

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Kaley Cuoco Attends ABSINTHE 11.16.18 - Photo credit: Joseph Sanders Spiegelworld Photography

Legendary drummer Travis Barker took over Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas for an outrageous 43rd birthday bash alongside Blink-182 singer Matt Skiba.

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Matt Skiba Chad Noyes and Travis Barker at Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas 11.16.18 - Photo courtesy of Hyde Bellagio

Thursday, November 15...

In the morning, reality star and television personality, Farrah Abraham, best known for starring in the popular MTV shows “16 and Pregnant,” “Teen Mom” and “Teen Mom OG, visited Crazy Horse 3 gentlemen’s club to tour the club’s expansion and construction in anticipation of Vegas’ new, adjacent football stadium.

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Farrah Abraham - Photo courtesy of Crazy Horse III

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Farrah Abraham - Photo courtesy of Crazy Horse III

At night, B.J. Novak was spotted at TAO Nightclub inside The Venetian for the club’s Worship Thursday party. The actor and author was joined by friends at a VIP table, taking in the sounds of Latin Grammy nominee DJ Chuckie.

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B.J. Novak was spotted at TAO Nightclub inside The Venetian - Photo courtesy of TAO Nightclub inside The Venetian

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