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Tropicana Las Vegas Hosts Special Welcoming Event for Upcoming All-New Residency Show, Legends In Concert

Tropicana Las Vegas celebrated the debut of its all-new residency show, Legends in Concert with a special welcoming event on February 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the famed four corners of the Las Vegas Strip.

Now celebrating its 35th anniversary operating the musical tribute, The Legends in Concert cast Brian Duprey as Frank Sinatra, Cody Slaughter as Elvis Presley, Jazmine Katrina as Whitney Houston, and Tierney Allen as Lady Gaga joined together with show producer Brian Brigner, Tropicana Las Vegas executives Aaron Rosenthal and Mike Thoma, and Las Vegas showgirls for a special ribbon cutting to commence the upcoming residency show to its new home.

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Legends in Concert Cast - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

“Tropicana Las Vegas is pleased to welcome home our newest entertainment residency, Legends in Concert,” said Aaron Rosenthal, VP and General Manager for Tropicana Las Vegas. “This iconic show has entertained more than 35 million fans around the globe, and its remarkable history on The Strip makes for the perfect partnership. Legends in Concert is a great addition to the ever-expanding entertainment and amenity lineup at Tropicana Las Vegas, and we cannot wait to share the experience and newly renamed Legends in Concert Theater with our guests come February 11.”

“We are thrilled to unveil our all-new production at our new legendary home, Tropicana Las Vegas, building on the show’s three and a half decades of success, while also beginning a powerful multi-year agreement between two Vegas icons,” said Brian Brigner, Chief Operating Officer of On Stage Enterprises, producers of Legends. “We are delighted to expand our relationship with Penn National Gaming via a long-term multi-dimensional partnership, and move the flagship version of our production to the famed four corners of the Las Vegas Strip.”

With seven former Legends cast members in attendance, tourists and locals alike were treated to a complimentary sneak peek show courtesy of four of the shows’ current tribute artists including Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, Elvis Presley, and Frank Sinatra. Musical performances included “Luck Be a Lady,” “I’m Your Baby Tonight,” “Shallow,” and “Hound Dog.”

Fashion Show Las Vegas and Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian Resort Celebrates the Year of the Pig

On Friday evening, February 8, Fashion Show Las Vegas celebrated the return of the Chinese New Year in the Desert for the 8th consecutive year in the Great Hall. To celebrate the Year of the Pig, guests were treated to a ribbon cutting to kick off the opening ceremonies, with special guests Governor Steve Sisolak, First Lady Kathy Sisolak, and the General Manager of Fashion Show Las Vegas, Brent Gardner in attendance, to name a few.

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In celebration for this event, guests indulged in the sold-out family-style dinner sponsored by Remy Martin. After the ribbon cutting, guests were able to take part in several Chinese New Year traditions, such as the ceremonial lion blessing and dance, cultural performances, and a one-of-a-kind live cultural runway show that left everyone in awe.

Earlier in the week, Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas treated guests to a traditional fan dance and dragon dance, blessing retailers throughout the retail destination to honor the Chinese New Year.

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas Celebrates 15-year Anniversary with Blowout Bash Honoring Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas hosted a blowout bash on Thursday, January 31, celebrating 15 years since opening its doors to Las Vegas residents and visitors. To commemorate the milestone occasion, the iconic beer hall and garden welcomed guests of honor from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Foundation. In honor of the milestone anniversary, Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas partnered with the Foundation in support of the #GoTrueBlue campaign that recognizes and supports officers who, day-in and day-out, work hard to keep the community safe.

Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas Owners and LVMPD Chief Christopher Darcy
Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas Owners and LVMPD Chief Christopher Darcy - Photo courtesy of Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas

As part of the anniversary festivities, LVMPD Chief Christopher Darcy tapped a celebratory keg of Hofbräu Dunkel Weizen, while guests enjoyed Bavarian fare including schnitzel, sausages, sauerbraten and pretzels, along with steins filled with premium Hofbräu beer imported directly from Munich. Among the revelers in attendance were legendary Las Vegas entertainer Siegfried Fischbacher, magician David Goldrake and the ladies of FANTASY.

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LVMPD Chief Christopher Darcy - Photo courtesy of Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas

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Tony Sinzger, Siegfried Fischbacher, David Goldrake, and Franz Krondorfer - Photo courtesy of Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas

The anniversary event featured a 15-percent roundup for charity on all gross proceeds to benefit the LVMPD Foundation. Throughout 2019, Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas will continue to support the LVMPD Foundation with a line of co-branded apparel to be sold in its retail shop with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Foundation. In addition, the restaurant has designated every second Tuesday beginning Tuesday, Feb. 12 as #GoTrueBlue Tuesday, which will also offer a charity roundup, as well as a specialty menu item with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the LVMPD Foundation.

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays until midnight.

Caesars Entertainment and Raiders Celebrate Historic Partnership

To celebrate Caesars Entertainment Corporation as the first founding partner of the Las Vegas Stadium, Raiders Owner, Mark Davis, and President, Marc Badain, presented Caesars President and CEO Mark Frissora and CMO Chris Holdren with commemorative jerseys on Monday, January 28.

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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 of Las Vegas Stadium, 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.

The group then visited VISTA Cocktail Lounge at Caesars Palace, which has been transformed into a Raiders Headquarters from now through Monday, Feb. 4. Guests should be sure to experience the RaiderNation cocktail, made with Absolut Elyx, Crown Royal Regal Apple, Fresh Lemon & Lime juice, blackberry puree and Fever Tree Citrus Tonic.

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The 65,000-seat stadium will bring 520,000 people to home games each year, when it opens for the 2020 NFL season.

In addition to the partnership with the Raiders, Caesars is the first-ever Official Casino Sponsor of the National Football League.

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

According to a new report from Trip Advisor, Las Vegas ranks among the list of TOP 5 MOST ROMANTIC CITIES in the US.

The University of Nevada earned top dance honors in the 2019 UCA and UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship recently. The event hosted 5,500 of the country’s top college cheerleaders, dancers and mascots from 242 teams with representation from 42 states and 10 countries. The competitions will air on ESPNU and ESPN2 starting in February. Viewers can check their local listings for air times.

During a special ceremony at Mandalay Bay, Japanese artist KISHO MWKAIYAMA'S 24 PAINTING ARTWORK, VENDARTA 100: SIX ELEMENTS AND THE SEASONS was unveiled to the public following a six-month visiting artist program with MGM Resorts International. Commissioned by MGM Resorts Art & Culture, Mwkaiyama’s work is a permanent part of the MGM Resorts Fine Art Collection, highlighting the company’s efforts to showcase Japanese art and artists for visitors from around the world.

On Sunday, Feb. 3, the Stratosphere, Casino, Hotel & Tower began its transition to THE STRAT HOTEL, CASINO AND SKYPOD, a rebrand that embodies the revolution of the iconic property since Golden Entertainment, Inc. took ownership in late 2017. Two commercials will air during the Super Bowl: “Strat Rising,” announcing the rebrand, and “Take the World for a Spin,” showcasing the property’s award-winning Top of the World restaurant.

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The STRAT Hotel Casino Skypod Remodeled Porte Cochere Entrance - Photo courtesy of the Strat

International sensation FUERZA BRUTA is raising more than just the bar for Las Vegas entertainment. On Wednesday, Feb. 6, the dynamic and immersive theatrical production erected the 3,800-square-foot tent, in which it will perform beginning in March. Executives and team members from Excalibur Hotel & Casino, including Ann Hoff, President and COO of Excalibur, were on hand to hoist the final beams and unveil the production’s new location on Las Vegas Boulevard, where it will perform a limited engagement beginning Thursday, March 7.

FUERZA BRUTA will perform at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays (dark Mondays and Tuesdays), at Excalibur. Tickets start at $72.50 (excluding fees) and are now on sale. A limited number of VIP packages are also available, starting at $115 (excluding fees), and include a special VIP lanyard, early entry, concessions, a special gift and priority location. Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Resorts International box office.

A Las Vegas resident turned his visit to Eastside Cannery into a $211,720 payday when he won the progressive jackpot playing EZ Pai Gow Poker™ on Thursday, Feb. 7. By betting a $1 progressive side bet, the lucky winner scored $211,720 with a seven-card straight flush at 7 p.m. He parlayed an additional $5 bet into a bonus side bet prize of $5,000. In total, he turned both bets into $216,720.

On the morning of Friday, February 8, , The Gazillionaire broke the soil just outside his wondrous tent at Caesars Palace, where Absinthe performs nightly, to plant Las Vegas’ newest sight to be seen, the ABSINTHE ELECTRIC OAK™.Expected to grow to full height by Valentine’s Day – just in time for lovers to kiss, propose, or just get drunk under – the ABSINTHE Electric Oak™ will feature 120,000 LED leaves of ever-changing color and become the spectacular 35-feet high centerpiece of the champagne garden that will take shape this spring, where The Gazillionaire will entertain ticketholders and onlookers alike.

A limited edition 1968 STINGRAY L79 CORVETTE is now on display at the HOLLYWOOD CARS MUSEUM AND GARAGE, located at 5115 Dean Martin Dr. #905 in Las Vegas. The car will be raffled off to benefit families battling pediatric cancer. The car will be on display in Las Vegas at the historic Las Vegas museum through 3 p.m. on March 13, 2019 when the winner is drawn. Raffle tickets are just $10. Proceeds from the raffle will go to The Tyler Robinson Foundation, the non-profit organization of the Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons which provides financial support to pediatric cancer patients and their families.

The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts will host an exhibition of painted drawings by University of Alabama, Huntsville, Professor of Painting and Drawing, Kathryn Jill Johnson. “KATHRYN JILL JOHNSON: DISSONANCE” will begin Friday, February 8, 2019 and will run through Saturday, March 23, 2019. Ms. Johnson will participate in an Aritst Talk and Reception on Monday, February 11, 2019, at 6 p.m. in the Artspace Gallery on the North Las Vegas Campus, located at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, one-mile East of I-15 North. The CSN Artspace Gallery is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

THE BACKSTREET BOYS are back to host official CONCERT AFTER PARTIES with new dates at Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop at Paris Las Vegas starting at 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8th, Saturday, Feb. 16 and Saturday, Feb. 23.   General admission to the popstars’ parties starts at $40.

Guitar legend, CARLOS SANTANA has announced that he will continue his incredible live performances of An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live at the House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. 2019 Performance dates include; May 15, 17-19, 22, 24-25; Sept. 18, 20-22, 25, 27-29 – just added! Oct. 30 – just added! Nov. 1-3, 6, 8-10 – just added! Tickets for the fall 2019 performances will go on sale Friday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. Tickets for all previously announced show dates are currently on sale. All shows begin at 8 p.m.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will welcome reggaeton star NICKY JAM to The Chelsea stage over Cinco de Mayo and fight weekend on Friday, May 3, for the only Las Vegas stop on his Intimo tour. Tickets went on sale beginning February 1 and start at $69 plus applicable taxes and fees.

Following a history-making North American tour last year, FLORENCE & THE MACHINE returns this spring for a run of dates including a Las Vegas stop at T-Mobile Arena Friday, May 17 at 8 p.m. Christine & the Queens will join as special guest in Las Vegas.  Tickets ranging in price from $39.50 to $109.50 (not including applicable service charges) go on sale to the general public Friday, Feb. 8.

Multi-GRAMMY Award-winning superstar BRUNO MARS will return to Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas for 11 new performance dates in 2019: Monday, April 29, Tuesday, April 30, Friday, May 3, Saturday, May 4, Tuesday, Sept. 3, Wednesday, Sept. 4, Saturday, Sept. 7, Monday, Sept. 9, Tuesday, Sept. 10, Friday, Sept. 13, Saturday, Sept. 14. Tickets for the shows start at $87.61, not including applicable service charges, and go on sale to the general public Friday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. PST.

SUBLIME WITH ROME is returning to MANDALAY BAY RESORT & CASINO'S 2019 CONCERT ON THE BEACH SERIES Friday, June 14 at 9 p.m. Tickets starting at $56 go on sale Friday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. PST and will be available at any MGM Resorts International ticketing outlet.

The legendary FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS will perform at The Smith Center fo the Performing Arts on Saturday, June 15, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for reserved seating go on sale on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. All tickets are subject to facility and ticketing surcharges. All ages welcome.

GRAMMY Award-winning jazz rock band STEELY DAN will return to The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas for a nine-night residency inside The Venetian Theatre on April 24 – May 11, 2019.  Tickets starting at $59.95, plus applicable fees, go on sale to the general public Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets will be available for purchase at any box office at The Venetian Resort. All shows are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

GRAMMY®-winning global superstar Armando Christian Perez, aka PITBULL, will return to Las Vegas in 2019 for the fifth consecutive year of his residency, taking the stage at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and delivering eight high-energy performances of “Time of Our Lives” : May: 10, 11, 15, 17, 18, 22, 24, 25. All shows begin at 9 p.m. Tickets went on sale to the public beginning Saturday, Feb. 9. VIP packages are available. General ticket prices begin at $39 plus applicable tax and fees, and may be purchased in-person at the Planet Hollywood box office.

Juhl, a 344–residence, loft-style community that spans an entire city block in downtown Las Vegas and known for its flexible floor plans and industrial chic design aesthetic, announces its partnership with the UNLV School of Architecture for the fourth installment of its Artist in Residence Program. As part of the program, the UNLV School of Architecture is hosting a LECTURE SERIES AT JUHL called “PROJECT HOME,” and Vaknin is making free live-work space available to UNLV Architecture students as they work with the city of Las Vegas Housing Division on an affordable housing project in West Las Vegas on a city-owned parcel. At Juhl, students will have an inspirational place to collaborate with each other and city staff while experiencing successful downtown living. Additionally, Vaknin will provide free housing at Juhl to guest lecturers and speakers who travel to Las Vegas to work with UNLV School of Architecture students.

The Project Home lectures series is held on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. at Juhl, 353 E. Bonneville Ave., Las Vegas, NV, 89101. It includes several community luminaries and regional architectural experts:  Feb. 13 - Jack Hawkins, LEED certified architect and founder, Hawkins and Associates; Feb. 20 – Jeff Roberts, sustainable design strategist; Feb. 27 - Thamarit Suchart, principal, Chen + Suchart; March 6 – Christiana Moss, founder, Studio Ma; March 13 - Rob Paulus, architect, developer and musician and founder, Rob Paulus Architects; March 27 – Uri Vaknin, downtown visionary, developer and arts aficionado; April 3 – Chris Gonya, Las Vegas developer and architect; April 10 – Rich Worthington, developer and President and CEO, The Molasky Group of Companies.

Comedy sensation LUENELL is bringing her sidesplitting standup to SLS Las Vegas® beginning Sunday, Feb. 10. “Tommy T. Presents: Luenell” will perform Sundays at 7 p.m. inside The Sayers Club® through Sunday, May 12. Tickets starting at $39 (plus tax and fees), are now on sale. All guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

SUPER SUMMER THEATRE and Raw Productions presents “NEVER TOO LATE”a comedy in three acts by Sumner Arthur Long, directed by Rusty Myers, at the Super Summer Studios Black Box, located at 4340 South Valley View Blvd, Suite 206. Performances are February 14, 15, 16 at 7 p.m, February 21, 22, 23 at 7p.m. and February 24 at 2 p.m. For tickets and more information go to supersummertheatre.org

BIER YOGA at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas returns Saturday, Feb. 16 at 12 noon. Enjoy a fun afternoon with friends and a cold one while taking part in an hour-long yoga class hosted by lululemon and led by Eileen Lorraine.  Classes are FREE and come with one bottle of your choice of Hofbräu beer. Guests of all fitness levels (ages 21 and older) are encouraged to attend. It is recommended that you bring your own yoga mat.

After touring, performing and appearing with Michael Grimm, Clint Holmes, Chris Phillips (Zoe Bowie), Mary Wilson of The Supremes, and the renowned Barbra Streisand. JASSEN ALLEN'S “THAT'S MY STORY LAS VEGAS" returns to The Starbright Theatre in Summerlin, 2215 Thomas Ryan Blvd. on Saturday, February 16 at 7:00 pm. Be transported back down Memory Lane with the music and songs of Jassen Allen as he is accompanied by his nine piece band and sings your popular and favorite pieces that will tug on your heart strings with a musical repertoire that includes a Luther Vandross Tribute, Country, Broadway,Pop,  and R&B. Tickets are $20.

PT’s Entertainment Group will commemorate the OPENING OF ITS NEWEST PT'S GOLD LOCATION, located at 10520 S Las Vegas Blvd., with a celebration including an extended happy hour from 5 to 10 p.m. and giveaways, beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21. Golden Rewards members will earn one entry into a giveaway to win a 55” Samsung LED 4K UHD-TV for every 200 base points earned throughout the month of February.

TROPICANA LAS VEGAS is looking for eager applicants to join the team for this year’s pool season! On Thursday, February 21, candidates seeking SUMMER POSITIONS are invited to an OPEN CASTING CALL at the Havana Room at Tropicana Las Vegas located at3801 Las Vegas Blvd South. The hours will be as follows:Thursday, February 21 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cocktail Servers; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All other positions; 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cocktail servers. Open positions include supervisors, cocktail servers, bartenders, bar backs, pool attendants, food runners, bussers, and lifeguards. Please note, cocktail servers require audition in swimwear, all other positions must wear business casual attire. Bartenders must possess a union pour card as well. Interested applicants must apply online prior to attending casting call. For more information, visit troplv.com

Standup comedian and actor JOEY DIAZ will perform live at the Treasure Island Theatre on Feb. 22 at 9 p.m. Tickets are available starting at $27.95, plus taxes and service charges.

THE PLAZA HOTEL& CASINO will be holding a JOB FAIR at the Pool at the Plaza on Friday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to fill numerous positions at its fully renovated rooftop pool this summer.

Interviews and auditions will occur at the job fair for the following seasonal positions: Bartender, Apprentice Bartender, Cocktail Server, Pool Attendant, Lifeguard, Food Truck Attendants, and Security Officers.  Individuals interested in applying for these available positions should complete an application in advance online atwww.plazahotelcasino.com/careers. Applicants are encouraged to bring head shots and resumes to the job fair.  Job offers, contingent upon successful completion of pre-employment screening, will be offered onsite.

JDRF will host TYPEONENATION SUMMIT, a Free Education Conference for Locals, on Saturday, Feb. 23
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the South Point Hotel and Casino Conference Area, S Las Vegas Blvd. The event is open to those with type 1 diabetes, as well as their families and caregivers, and features speakers discussing research advances, expert panels, and more. The event offers a variety of sessions for children, teens, and adults and features keynote presentations by Dr. Frank Martin, Associate Director of Research at JDRF, Lauren Plunkett, PEAK health and nutrition specialist  and Sierra Sandison, Miss Idaho 2014 and author of “Sugar Linings: Finding the Bright Side of Type 1 Diabetes.”The event is FREE, but those who wish to attend must RSVP at jdrf.org/Nevada.

LIFETIME ATHLETIC CLUBS, located in Summerlin and Green Valley, invite fathers and daughters of all ages to enjoy a fun evening at the ANNUAL DADDY AND DAUGHTER DANCE from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23. The events will be held at both clubs simultaneously and are open to members and non-members alike. Life Time Athletic Summerlin located at 10721 W. Charleston Blvd will transform into “Candyland” theme. Attendees will enjoy a night of dancing, crafts, music, a buffet-style dinner and more. Tickets are priced at $40 per duo for Life Time members and $60 per duo for non-members. Additional daughters may join the Candyland themed fun for an additional $10 each. Life Time Athletic Green Valley, located at located at 121 Carnegie Street in Henderson, will have the theme “Big Top” featuring carnival-style entertainment, including crafts, music, a buffet-style dinner and more. Tickets are available for $40 per duo for Life Time members and $60 per duo for non-members. Additional daughters may join for $10 each.

Celebrated children’s musical production PJ MASKS LIVE! will return to Orleans Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 26 with the all-new show, “PJ Masks Live! Save the Day,” bringing family fun and toe-tapping tunes for all ages to enjoy. Based on Disney Junior’s top-rated animated TV series “PJ Masks!,” the world-class, live production follows the thrilling nighttime adventures of three heroic friends, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, as they save the day from villains, along with their little bot friend PJ Robot, the show’s newest character. Showtime is 6 p.m. Tickets start at $25 plus fees and can be purchased in-person at gift shops inside The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office.

The city of Las Vegas, Valley Hospital Medical Center and the Clark County Medical Society, in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging (SDMI) and UMC, host a FREE LAS VEGAS MEDICAL DISTRICT TOWN HALL for the general public and stakeholders, on Wednesday, February 27 at Las Vegas City Hall, Council Chambers, 495 So. Main Street. The program will run from 5:30 pm-6:45 pm followed by a reception from 6:45 – 7:30 p.m. hosted by Valley Hospital Medical Center. The Town Hall will focus on cutting-edge technology and innovation used by medical facilities within the Las Vegas Medical District to save lives and treat patients such as Christine Marshall, a patient of SDMI who recently underwent a double mastectomy to prevent a future reoccurrence of breast cancer; and Karen Freed, diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s who is participating in a clinical trial at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Four key presentations will focus on mammography and digital imaging, clinical trials, advanced heart care, and robotic surgery – and each will include patient success stories. KCLV channel 2 will broadcast the Town Hall live on TV, or it can be viewed online at KCLV.tv/live.

THE NEVADA INTERSCHOLASTIC ACIVITIES ASSOCIATION NIAA) BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT returns to the Orleans Arena on Thursday, February 28 through Saturday, March 2. Audiences will enjoy watching talented Nevada high school basketball players from across the state, competing for their class titles.
The game times for each tournament day are as follows:Thursday, February 28: 3 p.m., 4:45 p.m. 6:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.; Friday, March 1: 11 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 6:10 p.m. and 8:10 p.m; Saturday, March 2: 11 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 6:10 p.m. and 8:10 p.m.Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for students and $5 for seniors (ages 62 and older) plus fees. Children eight years old or younger can attend for free. Tickets can be purchased in-person at gift shops inside The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office

Comedy actor, producer and writer KEN JEONG will perform live stand-up comedy in the Treasure Island Theatre on March 8 at 9 p.m. Currently, he can be seen as a judge on FOX’s newest reality competition “The Masked Singer.” Tickets are available starting at $55.95, plus taxes and service charges.

Multi-Platinum singer-songwriter CHRISTINA AGUILERA has announced that her exclusive headlining residency show, Christina Aguilera: The Xperience, will open at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Friday, May 31, 2019.The 16 performances going on sale are: May 31; June 1, 5, 7, 8, 13, 15, 16 ; Sept. 20, 21, 24, 27, 28; Oct. 2, 4, 5. General ticket prices begin at $60 plus applicable tax and fees, and may be purchased online or in-person at the Planet Hollywood box office. All shows begin at 9 p.m.

Tribute group THE HIGHWAYMEN LIVE will bring their excellent recreations of the original Highwaymen’s famous outlaw country hits to the Club inside the Cannery Casino Hotel on Saturday, March 2. Audiences will enjoy a 90-minute country music tribute show full of upbeat, honky-tonk songs like “Ring of Fire,” “Dukes of Hazard,” “On the Road Again” and more. The tribute band’s current lineup includes Michael Moore performing as Willie Nelson, August Manley performing as Waylon Jennings and Philip Bauer performing as Johnny Cash. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $19.95 plus taxes and convenience fees, and can be purchased in-person at Boyd Gaming box offices located inside Aliante, Cannery, Eastside Cannery, Gold Coast, The Orleans, Sam’s Town and Suncoast.

Popular Filipino singer, actress, talk show host and a reality TV show judge, SHARON CUNETA, will bring her celebratory 40-year anniversary concert tour to Cannery’s The Club titled, “My 40 Years.”Saturday, March 9. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $77 plus taxes and convenience fees, and can be purchased in-person at Boyd Gaming box offices located inside Aliante, Cannery, Eastside Cannery, Gold Coast, The Orleans, Sam’s Town and Suncoast.

Openings:

HAZEL COFFEE/COCKTAILS at Mandalay Bay is now open, offering an all-day reprieve for early birds and night owls alike. Serving as the resort’s “living room,” the new lounge is a unique social hub that welcomes guests with delicious libations, specialty coffees, sweet and savory breakfast and lunch offerings and live entertainment.

BOK BOK CHICKEN, a new Mediterranean concept to Las Vegas, opens its third location in Las Vegas just west of Tropicana and the I-215, serving up flame-broiled shawerma on the spit and whole chickens in the rotisseries in their open kitchen. Since opening its first location last August, the family-owned and operated, fresh-casual eatery features deeply-rooted family recipes that has brought valley neighborhoods together as part of its family with timeless flavors and community involvement.

THE BROKEN YOLK CAFE, best known for their inventive and classic breakfast creations, has grown from a local San Diego favorite to 31 locations nationwide and will open their first location in Nevada in March at 6805 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Suite 210, Town Square Landing.

Celebrity sightings:

Tuesday, February 5...

Model and actress Jessica Burciaga kicked off fashion week at Hyde Bellagio during an over-the-top party alongside streetwear clothing brands Mag Park, Primitive, Sworn to Us and NBA Impersonator,BdotAdot5.  Following an appearance on the red carpet, Burciaga and BdotAdot5 made their way to a VIP table as Hyde’s sexy servers greeted them with flashing lights and bottles of bubbly to celebrate the return of MAGIC. Afterwards, the group danced into the early morning hours as DJ Ikon, Butch and MikiWAR kept the beats pumping from behind the turntables.

Tuesday, February 3...

Actress/singer Ashley Tisdale dined at TAO at The Venetian. She toasted to a friend’s birthday with a group.

Monday, February 4...

Grammy Award winning producers Play-N-Skillz dined at Beauty & Essex inside The Cosmopolitan before heading to Marquee Nightclub to take in the sounds of DJ Mustard.

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DJ Mustard - Photo courtesy of Beauty & Essex

Also at Marquee Monday was NY Giant Odell Beckham Jr., who was spotted with friends.

Saturday, February 2...

Grammy award-winning pop star P!nk was spotted attending the  10 p.m. performance of ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace. After the show she went backstage for a photo with The Gazillionaire and his eccentric cast.

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Pink attends ABSINTHE - Photo credit: Joseph Sanders Spiegelworld Photography

D.J. Pierce, aka drag queen Shangela, who appeared with Lady Gaga in A Star is Born, dined at TAO inside The Venetian.

Joined by friends, the group enjoyed a tasting menu of TAO favorites, including sea bass, yellowtail jalapeno and pepper steak.  He shared a picture of the group in front of TAO’s famed Buddha with his one million Instagram followers before heading to Lady Gaga’s concert.

Friday, February 1...

Lady Gaga attended a birthday party at Morton Group’s modern Mexican restaurant, La Comida in downtown Las Vegas. Joining the group of about 50 friends, she arrived in a black Lamborghini with her fiancé, Christian Carino, and the two entered La Comida hand in hand. After they mingled for a bit the pair cozied up on La Comida’s bar swing and took selfies together. The celebration was for the fiancée of Gaga’s guitarist, Tim Stewart. Many of the guests are involved with Gaga’s Las Vegas show.


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