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The Strat Hotel, Casino and Skypod Welcomes Celestia to the Las Vegas Strip
On Wednesday, May 29, the new international production, CELESTIA at The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod, celebrated its arrival on the Las Vegas Strip with a stunning ceremonial ribbon cutting set in front of the show’s state-of-the-art tent.
Celestia ribbon cutting at The Strat Hotel & Casino and Skypod - Photo credit: G Creative Advertising
Brian Burke, executive producer of CELESTIA; Ruslan Zinurov, CEO of AllRise Financial Group; Sasha Evseeva, creative director of AllRise Financial Group; and Christopher Fiumara, vice president and general manager of The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod joined the world-renowned cast of CELESTIA to ceremoniously cut a ribbon made of stars in honor of the production’s out-of-this-world story. The breathtaking ceremony was capped off with contortionists from CELESTIA shooting arrows while streamers jubilantly flew over the heads of guests in attendance.
The cast then moved inside the CELESTIA tent to perform an exclusive sneak preview of three jaw-dropping acts in the show, including the Wheel of Death act; Sergey and Sasha, the hand and head balancing father-daughter duo featured on seasons 10 and 13 of “America’s Got Talent,” and the Sandou Trio Russian Bar, who appeared on seasons 3 and 11 of “America’s Got Talent,” as well as the hit film, “The Greatest Showman.”
CELESTIA, an all-new, one-of-a-kind immersive production experience, will debut its grand opening at The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod Wednesday, June 5. Produced by Intrigue Shows, this tour de force of acrobatics, technology, artistry and imagination will perform eight shows a week in a unique 30,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art theatrical tent located along the Las Vegas Strip.
Celestia at The Strat Hotel & Casino and Skypod - Photo credit: G Creative Advertising
Celestia at The Strat Hotel & Casino and Skypod - Photo credit: G Creative Advertising
Celestia at The Strat Hotel & Casino and Skypod - Photo credit: G Creative Advertising
Set within a celestial world that brings the journey of our protagonists to life through elite acrobatics and dance, aerial feats, live music, state-of-the-art technology and overwhelming imagination, CELESTIA showcases a talented troupe of more than two dozen multicultural performers to create an eye-popping, immersive experience.
Suitable for audiences of all ages, the 70-minute show is perfect for both Las Vegas locals and those visiting from around the world. This awe-inspiring show, in a never-before-seen proprietary tent, is the first production of this magnitude to take place on this part of the Las Vegas Strip, which appropriately serves as the gateway to the city’s burgeoning Arts District.
CELESTIA has eight performances per week, with 7 p.m. shows on Wednesdays and Thursdays and 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. shows on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and is dark Mondays and Tuesdays. Tickets ranging in price from $29 - $89, not including taxes and fees,
The Chainsmokers Celebrate Worldwide Premiere of New Viva Vision Light Show at Fremont Street Experience
On Friday, May 31, GRAMMY Award-winning artist/producer, The Chainsmokers, took over Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas to celebrate the official worldwide premiere of their new Viva Vision light and sound show. During the event, fans gathered around 3rd Street Stage to witness the mesmerizing, six-minute musical montage featuring the EDM duo’s chart-topping hits, including “Closer,” “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Something Just Like This.”
Fans celebrate with Drew Taggart of The Chainsmokers during Viva Vision light show debut at Fremont Street Experience - Photo credit: Black Raven Films
The Chainsmokers and Patrick Hughes President CEO of FSE celebrate the debut of all new Viva Vision light show at Fremont Street Experience - Photo credit: Black Raven Films
Spanning five city blocks 90 feet above one of the most vibrant streets in Las Vegas, the Viva Vision canopy illuminates the pedestrian mall with dazzling, high-resolution imagery and a state-of-the-art, concert-quality sound system. Renovations to the city-owned Viva Vision canopy, which will be completed for the unveiling on Dec. 31, 2019, are being done in sections to ensure visitors can enjoy the light shows throughout the entire process.
The Chainsmokers’ light and sound show is the first compilation to debut since the start of a $32 million renovation to the iconic Viva Vision canopy. Visitors can enjoy the complimentary musical montage seven days a week along with existing shows from artists such as Green Day, Imagine Dragons, The Killers, Tiesto and more.
Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar Celebrates Fieri’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Honor
Chef, restaurateur, New York Times Best-Selling author and Emmy Award-winning TV personality Guy Fieri was honored on Wednesday, May 22, with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. To celebrate the occasion here in Las Vegas, his Vegas Kitchen & Bar team at The LINQ Hotel + Experience commemorated the honor with their own star--made of cake.
Photo courtesy of Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar
Photo courtesy of Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar
Fieri is only the third chef to receive a star, joining fellow Caesars Entertainment chef and restaurateur, Bobby Flay. The star was presented to Fieri by close friend and Academy Award-winning actor, Matthew McConaughey. Fieri posted a short video of this on his Twitter account.
Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night bites from 8 a.m. to midnight. The restaurant is adjacent to the popular Carnaval Court at Harrah’s and The LINQ Hotel + Experience’s main entrance.
Additional recent and upcoming 'happenings' in and around Las Vegas include...
Multi-Platinum singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera debuted her exclusive headlining residency show, CHRISTINA AGUILERA: THE XPERIENCE with back-to-back shows on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Designed exclusively for Zappos Theater, Christina Aguilera: The Xperience is a multi-sensory immersive experience engaging the audience with enigmatic vocals, spectacular visuals and surprising scents. Christina brings her audience through a journey of her music, showcasing some of her global hits including “Genie in a Bottle,” “Beautiful,” “Dirrty” “Lady Marmalade” and “Ain’t No Other Man.”Tickets for performances of Christina Aguilera: The Xperience through October 2019 are now on sale. General ticket prices begin at $60 plus applicable tax and fees, and may be purchased in-person at the Planet Hollywood box office. All shows begin at 9 p.m.
Photo credit: Denise Truscello
On Friday, May 24, Criss Angel MINDFREAK was officially named “The #1 Show in Las Vegas,” by Celebrity Radio, the number one entertainment review site in the UK and Las Vegas. Presenting the accolade in front of a sold-out house, Alex Belfield of Celebrity Radio met the world-renowned illusionist on stage following his completely immersive magic concert at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
Criss Angel Accepts Award From Celebrity Radio on May 24 2019 after MINDFREAK at Planet Hollywood - Photo courtesy of MINDFREAK
Slight of hand artist SHIN LIM, who recently made history as the first back-to-back winner of “America’s Got Talent”, is adding another weekend of mind-blowing magic to his show dates at The Mirage Hotel & Casino. Lim’s 2019 show dates at The Mirage are May 31 – June 2, July 26-28 and recently added date of August 30 – September 1. All shows are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the August 30 – September 1 performances start at $59.99 (not including applicable tax and service charges). A limited number of meet-and-greet packages are available for purchase starting at $229 (not including applicable tax and service charges) and include a photo opportunity with Lim and ticket to the show. Tickets and meet-and-greet packages can be purchased at any MGM Resorts International box office.
After several successful North American tours, London’s West End hit POTTED POTTER: THE UNAUTHORIZED HARRY EXPERIENCE - A Parody by Dan and Jeff to Las Vegas has it’s first ever run on on The Las Vegas Strip. Written and created by two-time Olivier Award nominated BBC Television actors Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, the show will make its Las Vegas debut June 4, in the Windows Showroom at Bally’s Las Vegas starring the original creators through June 23rd. A new cast (to be announced) will take over June 24th. Selling out to crowds around the world, Potted Potter will have you flying off your seat (or broomstick) with laughter. The perfect show for muggles, witches and wizards of all ages, this production of the boy-who lived’s story combines all seven books into 70 hilarious minutes. The cleverly curated show includes all of your favorite characters, perfect Potter props, and even a live Quidditch match! “Potted Potter” plays at The Windows Showroom in Ballys Las Vegas, Monday through Sunday at 8:00 pm (dark Thursdays) with matinee performances Wednesday Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Tickets are on sale now, and prices range from $39.99 to $99.99 + taxes and fees (VIP options are also available). Tickets can be purchased at any Caesars Box Office.
In celebration of WORLD OCEANS DAY, SHARK REEF AQUARIUM AT MANDALAY BAYAND SIEGFRIED & ROY'S SECRET GARDEN AND DOLPHIN HABITAT AT THE MIRAGE invite guests to learn about protecting the world’s oceans and what can be done to make a positive impact on them and their marine life inhabitants. This year’s theme focuses on preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean.
SHARK REEF AQUARIUM - Friday, June 7 from10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Behind the scenes tours will be offered every half-hour that will provide a glimpse into the complexity and challenges of creating an ocean in the desert. Additional activities will take place in the Shark Reef classroom, featuring rock painting and other crafts along with educational information for adult guests. Tours offered every half-hour beginning at 10:30 a.m. to guests 13 years and older with aquarium admission – space is limited. Admission is $25 for adults; $19 for children (4 – 12); Children 3 and younger are free. Nevada residents with a valid ID receive discounted admission. Admission includes entry into Shark Reef Aquarium and Polar Journey.
SIEGFRIED & ROY’S SECRET GARDEN AND DOLPHIN HABITAT -Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9. Exhibits and activities available daily 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guests are invited to come face to face with exotic animals including a family of bottlenose dolphins, white tigers, white lions and leopards. An array of scheduled educational activities also will be offered such as “Seaside Search and Find,” “Sea Life Bingo,” “Selfies for the Sea” and “Better Bag Challenge,” which will allow guests to create their own reusable bags. Informational stations in the Sustainability Discovery Center will provide knowledge about water conservation, plastic pollution, marine debris and how daily decisions can greatly impact the world’s oceans. Admission is $22 for adults; $17 for children (4 – 12); Children 3 and younger are free. Children 12 and under wearing marine related clothing attire will receive complimentary admission.
Internationally Renowned Magician Hans Klok brings his All-New 70 minute Production - HANS KLOK: THE WORLD'S FASTEST MAGICIAN, featuring 50 electrifying illusions, to the Excalibur Hotel & Casino beginning July 29 at 7:30pm. Show-goers will be mesmerized in this family-friendly, fun-for-all-ages, magical adventure that takes place in a new, state-of-the-art, immersive showroom. Tickets are on sale now!
"FIRST LADIES OF LAS VEGAS ENTERTAINMENT" starring the incredibly talented Kelly Clinton and Elisa Fiorillo returns on June 7 & 8 at 7pm to the Pegasus Showroom at Alexis Park All Suite Resort for the beginning of Rainmaker Productions' Summer Series of great shows featuring the best Las Vegas has to offer. Additional show dates for 1st Ladies are June 14, 15, 28 & 29, July 5, 12, 19, 26th, August 2, 16, 23, 30th, September 6, 13, 20, 27th.
Then on June 21& 22nd @7pm, it's the opening weekend for the"VEGAS MEN OF MUSIC” STARRING TOM MAZZARO & FREDDIE B. along with the Rainmaker Band, directed by Patrick Hogan. This show features two different styles, one perfect blend, from R&B to Pop & Rock with a few classics thrown in. The producers are offering a special locals price of $29.50. You can walk up and pay at the door. Additional show dates are June 21 & 22,July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 17, 24, 31, September 7, 14, 21, 28.
Vegas Golden Knights player, RYAN REAVES, will host a meet and greet event at SG BAR, located at 9580 W. Flamingo Road, from 8:45-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. SG Bar offers Reaves’ beer, Training Day by 7Five Brewing, on tap, a crisp and light golden ale with a mild hop finish. Reaves will serve his beer from behind the bar to guests followed by a public autograph signing for fans.
As part of THE DISTRICT AT GREEN VALLEY RANCH'S SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, which will feature a different artist each Friday and Saturday evening in June, the community is invited to attend the following concerts: Local Indie R&B, rock, soul, funk, jazz and pop musician RICHARD COOPER, on Friday, June 7. Local alternative, rock, blues, reggae, and funk musician JONNY HAZARD, on Saturday, June 8; local progressive rock musician MIKEY TUCKER, on Friday, June 14; local solo acoustic musician TJ GAGE, on Saturday, June 15th. All concerts will be held from 7 to 9 pm. and are FREE and open to the public. Performances take place in the Courtyard off Main Street, 2225 Village Walk Drive, Henderson.
The District at Green Valley Ranch will host a series of five FREE ‘80s MOVIE NIGHTS outdoors on the green behind Whole Foods Market beginning at sundown each Saturday in June. The third movie in the series will be “GOONIES,” shown on Saturday, June 15th at 7:30pm. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. No alcohol or glass allowed.
As part of the comedy series that bring highly-acclaimed stand-up comedians to THE ORLEANS SHOWROOM this summer, the lineup of stand up comics for Saturday, June 15 includes BRYAN CALLEN and BRENDAN SCHAUB. Callen is an American actor, comedian, and podcaster, best-known for his recurring role as “Coach Mellor” on ABC’s TV shows “Schooled” and “The Goldbergs,” A veteran comedic headliner, Callen performs in theaters and comedy venues across the world, but most often can be seen at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, Calif. Schaub is an American stand-up comic, podcast host and TV personality based out of Los Angeles, Calif. He currently co-hosts two hit podcasts with fellow comedians.He is now a regular at Los Angeles’ most prominent comedy clubs, such as The Comedy Store, Laugh Factory and Improv. In 2018, Schaub traveled around the world for his “Stay in Your Lane” tour, selling out shows in Australia, London, Ireland, Canada, and all over the United States. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $49.95 plus tax and fees, and can be purchased in-person at The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast, Sam’s Town, Aliante, Cannery and Eastside Cannery. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office.
WILLIAM KARLSSON, SHANE VICTORINO AND DAN REYNOLDS JOIN THE ALL-STAR LINEUP for the first-ever BATTLE FOR VEGAS CHARITY SOFTBALL GAME hosted by Reilly Smith. Set to take place at the new Las Vegas Ballpark on Saturday, June 15 at 7 p.m., the game will also offer one lucky bidder the chance of a lifetime to play an inning and bat in the first annual softball showdown benefitting the Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF).
Fans may now bid on the chance to join some of Las Vegas’ favorite stars of the hockey rink, gridiron and stage on the ballpark field and hang in the dugout. The auction is now open and closes Friday, June 7 at 7 p.m. Bidding takes place online at auctions.inscriptagraphs.com and benefits TRF, the nonprofit foundation of the GRAMMY Award-winning band Imagine Dragons that is dedicated to providing financial support to children and their families battling a childhood cancer diagnosis. Additional team members will be added to the roster in the coming weeks and will join Team Reilly Smith of the Vegas Golden Knights or Team Marcus Allen, NFL Hall of Famer. Tickets for the Battle for Vegas Charity Softball Game are now on-sale. General ticket prices begin at $20. A limited number of elevated package experiences, including ballpark suites, are available.
The best barbers in the biz are set to compete in a variety of categories including Fast Fade, Creative, Female Barber, Traditional, Freestyle Design, Tag Team and more, live in LAS VEGAS AT OFFICIAL HAIR WARS 2019. Held on Sunday, June 16 at 2 p.m. at The Orleans Hotel and Casino, this annual event brings together the industry leaders for a show of fierce competition, hot trends and fun. The public is invited to witness the cutting-edge hairstyle competition while cheering on their favorites, see the best new hair trends, see live demonstrations, visit top vendors and participate in a variety of giveaways throughout the evening. Official HairWars founder Louie Merlot will also offer free haircuts with the first-ever Fades 4 Kids during the event. The first 100 kids in line will also receive a free goodie bag of hair products and more. The community is also asked to support this event by bringing school supply items which will be provided to kids in need following the event. Tickets for the general public are $25 and are on sale now through Eventbrite and Official Hair Wars.
Live escape room experience, THE BASEMENT, located at 3440 Polaris Ave., will offer complimentary tickets to dads with single ticket purchases for all show times this Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16.With the purchase of a single reservation, the immersive theatre experience will offer DADS a COMPLIMENTARY TICKET by booking online and using promo code ‘DADDY19.’ Only one complimentary ticket per booking is available and the offer cannot be combined with additional offers. The experience offers two escape room experiences for guests to choose from: ‘The Basement,’ a convoluted game devised by Edward Tandy, a cannibalistic serial killer, whose plans involve weeding out those who are "worthy of escaping" and eating those who are not and ‘The Study,’ a newly added game located in the upper quarters of the Tandy family home where players are pressured to explore the killer’s obsessive mind by overcoming various theatrical puzzles. Tickets are priced at $45 per person for each escape room.
SOUTH POINT HOTEL, CASINO AND SPA's culinary team have put together four delicious specialty menus that will encourage diners to “help out by dining out” during Three Square Food Bank’s 13th annual LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT WEEK, June 17 – 28. South Point Hotel’s participating restaurants including Don Vito’s, Primarily Prime Rib*, Silverado Steak House and Zenshin will donate $5 from each Restaurant Week meal to help fight hunger in Southern Nevada. *Primarily Prime Rib’s Restaurant Week Menu will be available Wednesday, June 19 through Sunday, June 23 and Wednesday, June 26 through Friday, June 28.
Downtown Las Vegas Events Center and Collective Zoo have teamed up for the return of SOUNDYARD on Saturday, June 22. Featuring 12 hours of nonstop house music, the event will host an electric lineup of DJ sets, including Destructo, Golf Clap B2B Codes, CazztekB2B Rrotik, Hotfire, Type 3, Sebastian Knight and more. In addition to the over-the-top roster of entertainers, the party will boast a 2,200-square-foot pool with an upper level deck.General admission for the concert is $25 and VIP tickets range from $50- $60. Cabanas for up to 20 people also are available for rent for $500. Each guest in the cabana must have a VIP ticket for entry. Doors to the event open at 1 p.m., with the show ending at 1 a.m. All attendees must be 18 years or older.
Due to overwhelming demand for tickets to his previously announced June 29 show, PAUL MCCARTNEY has confirmed a second night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas to take place Friday, June 28. Tickets for the newly added show are on sale now.
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP celebrates its 25th anniversary with a return to Sin City featuring SPECIAL GUEST HEADLINERS JOE PERRY (AEROSMITH), VINCE NEIL (MÖTLEY CRÜE) AND LOU GRAMM (FOREIGNER) June 27 – 30, 2019 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for the ultimate rock star experience. Campers will be placed into bands led by rock star counselors where they will receive personal instruction, participate in jam sessions and Q&A’s, and attend Master Classes by Joe Perry, Vince Neil and Lou Gramm, culminating in a live performance with Gramm at Vinyl inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sat., June 29. Drum kits and backline are provided; however, campers may bring their own equipment. All skill levels are welcome and limited space is still available on a variety of packages.
On Saturday, June 29, Caesars Palace will host the first LAS VEGAS LATIN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL – a street market heaven celebrating Latin flavors and culture. Chef Claudia Sandoval, season six winner of FOX’s primetime TV series “MasterChef,” will headline the event and share her culinary secrets through an exclusive cooking demonstration. Guest can enjoy live entertainment, including Latin bands, mariachi and traditional folklórico dancers, while experiencing the rich and decadent flavors of Latin America in this all-you-can-eat food and wine festival setting. This exciting event will showcase refreshing twists on traditional Latin dishes and give attendees the opportunity to learn from Caesars Entertainment’s notable chefs. In this vibrant and colorful world of Latin fare, guests can indulge in a diverse selection of wine, spirits, beer and street vendor samplings that promise intense flavor. Tickets are priced at $151++ for General Admission, ages 21+, and will take place in the Augustus Ballroom at Caesars Palace. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
The popular music group MAGIC! brings their blend of reggae, pop and R&B, to the stage inside The Toyota Yard at Topgolf Las Vegas on Saturday, June 29. Tickets start at $20.
The $100 million transformation of SLS Las Vegas continues as the resort unveils the elegantly-appointed CASBAR, a stylish 24-hour lounge featuring craft cocktails and inviting seating areas perfect for assessing the action from the casino floor.
Saturday, June 1...
Spotted in the audience on opening night of Christina Aguilara: The Xperience at Planet Hollywood were several of Christina’s celebrity fans, including Demi Lovato, Erika Jayne, Tayla Parx, famed magician Mat Franco and Deryk Engelland and Marc-Andre Fleury from the Vegas Golden Knights.
Thursday, May 30...
Comedian and actor Brad Garrett dined at Beauty & Essex inside The Cosmopolitan.
Wednesday, May 29...
Actress and singer Ruby Lewis, known for her lead roles in Cirque du Soleil's Paramour on Broadway and Las Vegas productions BAZ, Marilyn! The New Musical and more, was spotted attending Magic Mike Live! at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Following the sizzling performance, Lewis met with the cast during a private meet and greet.
Tuesday, May 28....
Before her show, Celion Dion had the chance to meet - for the first time - with fellow performer and superstar, Kelly Clarkson. After a friendly introduction and exchanging compliments of each other’s’ work, the dynamic duo took pictures together backstage to capture the unforgettable moment.
Celion Dion and Kelly Clarkson
Sunday, May 26....
Superstars Beyoncé and Jay-Zwere seen at a performance of “O” at Bellagio. The juggernaut duo enjoyed a night out with their family as they took in the incredible acrobatics from a VIP suite.
Later that night at Treasure Island, actor, singer and record producer Jamie Foxx was spotted at Mystère with family and friends. After the show Foxx was escorted backstage to meet the artists and pose for photos.
Saturday, May 25...
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian went on “surprise date in Vegas” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace that included a timely meet and greet with Celine Dion before her Saturday night performance.
Celine Dion, Kim Kardashian and Kenye West - Photo courtesy of Ceasar's Entertainment
Reality TV star, Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley and her new beau Zack Clayton Carpinello attended the All Elite and KultureCity wrestling event at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino before heading over to Hakkasan Nightclub for their first official debut as a couple. At Hakkasan, JWoww and Zack took photos with rising duo, Loud Luxury, who were the opening performers for headliner, Tiësto.
Thursday, May 24...
DJ Mustard kicked off the holiday weekend at TAO’s Worship Thursday party. Coming to check out Mustard were rapper Meek Mill and Todd Gurley, running back for the LA Rams, who took over a VIP table next to the DJ booth.
DJ Mustard - Photo courtesy of Tao Nightclub