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Downtown Las Vegas Events Center Hosts Out-of-this-World Area 51 Celebration with ‘Storm Area 51’ Founder Matty Roberts

On Thursday, September 19 Downtown Las Vegas Events Center and “Storm Area 51” founder Matty Roberts greeted more than 10,000 earthlings as they stormed the neighborhood looking for great music and exclusive alien gear. Launching in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, the interstellar event came with energetic performances from Type 3, Ship Wrek, Astronomer, Sage Armstrong, Born Dirty and FINISH.

DLVEC Crowd at Area 51 Celebration
DLVEC Crowd at Area 51 Celebration - Photo courtesy of DLVEC

Bud Light brought the party by offering excited guests exclusive space-themed merchandise, including special Area 51 Bud Light cans, t-shirts, hats and more.

Keeping the artist lineup under wraps, Collective Zoo surprised the crowd with top secret sets from electronic heavy hitters that kept concertgoers on their toes throughout the event.

After signing autographs and taking photos with fans, ‘Storm Area 51’ founder, Matty Roberts, took to the stage to welcome visitors and to thank everyone for helping his small idea become a viral sensation.

Matty Roberts at DLVEC
Matty Roberts - Photo courtesy of DLVEC

The evening featured entertainment of all kinds, carnival games and rides lining the venue – including a Galaxy 3000 tilt-a-whirl machine taking guests for spin. Costumed creatures roamed the arena as several DJs lit up the Downtown stage. Aspiring cosmonauts danced the night away as Downtown Las Vegas Events Center’s VIP pool glowed alien green all evening.

Space Enthusiasts Storm Downtown Las Vegas fro Area 51 Celebration Party
Space Enthusiasts Storm Downtown Las Vegas fro Area 51 Celebration Party - Photo courtesy of DLVEC

One Drop Foundation Welcomed More than 1,000 Participants During Eighth Annual Walk for Water for One Drop

One Drop Foundation hosted the eighth annual three-mile inspirational walk, Walk for Water for One Drop, at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve on Sunday, Sept. 21. More than 1,000 participants raised over $120,000 to support One Drop’s mission of providing access to safe water for all. The supporters walked three miles against a serene desert backdrop while holding buckets filled with water to simulate the effort millions of women and children make daily for their basic needs.

Mayor Carolyn Goodman Jerry Nadal and Brian Kunec cut the ribbon at Walk for Water 2019 Sept. 21
Mayor Carolyn Goodman Jerry Nadal and Brian Kunec cut the ribbon at Walk for Water - Photo courtesy of Cashman

To kick-off Saturday morning’s festivities, the Mayor of Las Vegas, Carolyn Goodman, made welcoming remarks to the enthusiastic crowd and created awareness surrounding the important water challenges around the globe. Following the welcome ceremony, Brian Kunec, Chairman of Walk for Water, educated walkers about the global impact One Drop makes and the vital funds needed to continue its life-changing work. All proceeds from the event directly benefitted water conservation, technology and education efforts throughout Southern Nevada.

Walk for Water 2019 participants during the three mile walk through the Springs Preserve Sept. 21
Walk for Water 2019 participants during the three mile walk through the Springs Preserve - Photo courtesy of Cashman

Walk for Water 2019 participants return from their walk through the Springs Preserve Sept. 21
Walk for Water 2019 participants return from their walk through the Springs Preserve - Photo courtesy of Cashman

Before the walk began, an artist from The Beatles™ LOVE™ by Cirque du Soleil led the group with a creative warm-up alongside dancers from Fantasy, and DJ So Hype spun live tracks and provided entertainment throughout the morning. The event was hosted and emceed by Jay R Beatbox, known for his beatboxing, who treated participants to catchy beats and original mashups withJHype. Families enjoyed the live entertainment, carnival games and complimentary access to the Springs Preserve WaterWorks exhibit.

JHype and JayR Beatbox perform during Walk for Water 2019 Sept. 21
JHype and JayR Beatbox perform during Walk for Water 2019 - Photo courtesy of Cashman

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

Wedding bells miraculously rang today for British couple, Sharon Cook and Andrew Aitchison, who were left stranded in Liverpool, England just days before they were set to tie the knot at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The couple and their 14 guests were victims of Thomas Cook’s abrupt bankruptcy when Caesars Palace and Delta Air Lines stepped in to throw the WEDDING OF A LIFETIME.

On Sunday, Sept. 29, the bride and groom-to-be and wedding party departed England, with Cook and Aitchison flying in style in Delta business class. They arrived in Las Vegas to a special Caesars Palace Royal Greeting, complete with “Caesar” welcoming them to the iconic Strip resort. The party was then escorted to their upgraded luxury accommodations in the newly-renovated Palace Tower.

On Wednesday, Oct. 2, the couple exchanged vows at the picturesque Venus Garden Chapel at Caesars Palace, surrounded by tropical palm trees, Roman architecture, beautiful floral arrangements and their closest friends and family. As the ceremony concluded, a surprise wedding crasher was announced and to the blissful shock of the bride, groom and guests, The Colosseum resident headliner ROD STEWART and three string musicians appeared and performed a special acoustic version of "Have I Told You Lately.” Stewart then personally invited the entire wedding party to celebrate at his Colosseum show, “Rod Stewart: The Hits.”

Oktoberfest festivities continued at HOFBRAUS LAS VEGAS as illusionist HANS KLOK returned to the iconic beer hall and garden on Friday, Sept. 27 to tap the keg once again since his first time doing the honor 10 years ago. RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT carried on the weekend's festivities on Saturday, Sept. 28 when fans turned out in droves to watch the legendary rockers tap the keg and deliver a surprise performance of Queen's "We Are the Champions."

THE MAGIC ATTIC has officially been unveiled at Bally’s Las Vegas. The venue, located on the mezzanine level of Bally’s Las Vegas, was previously named Windows Showroom.

The Magic Attic Credit Bryan Steffi
The Magic Attic - Photo credit: Bryan Steffi

With a maximum capacity of 300 people, the 3,685-square-foot showroom offers an intimate entertainment experience for audiences and an ideal space for magical productions and illusionists. Currently, the room’s programming includes Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream, Paranormal Mind Reading Magic and Potted Potter.

The idea behind The Magic Attic is to provide a space that exclusively celebrates the culture of magic,” said Damian Costa, Caesars Entertainment vice president of entertainment operations. “With Frederic Da Silva, Xavier Mortimer and the cast of Potted Potter, the room is currently filled with world class magic-inspired productions. We look forward to this venue becoming the epicenter of magic and a must-see destination for anyone who appreciates the art form.”

To commemorate the official rebranding, the current roster of performers joined Costa for a small ceremony to showcase new signage at the venue on Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Just days after the Plaza Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas announced it would be holding two casino contests in October offering local residents the opportunity to win a coin operated slot, Keno or video poker machine, ERIC SANTOS OF KAHULUI, HAWAII hit it big playing a vintage progressive Keno game. On Sept. 20, SANTOS WON MORE THAN $96,000 ON A HISTORIC GAME that has been in operation for more than 15 years. The Keno game and its jackpot originated at the Western Casino and then relocated to the Las Vegas Club before it came to the Plaza and was recently transferred to a newer machine. The original coin machine that the game debuted on will be one of the vintage machines given away in October.

progressive keno winner Eric Santos sept 2019
Progressive keno winner Eric Santos - Photo courtesy of Plaza Hotel & Casino

progressive keno machine jackpot winner sept 2019
Progressive keno machine jackpot winner - Photo courtesy of Plaza Hotel & Casino

Staying true to her #VegasBorn roots, the newest BABY DOLPHIN at SIEGFRIED & ROY'S SECRET GARDEN AND DOLPHIN HABITAT AT THE MIRAGE received her official name on September 24 -- “LADY ACE,” in honor of the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces, who are currently making a run in the playoffs. Lady Ace was born August 16 to first-time mother Bella, marking the fourth generation of dolphins represented at the Habitat.

OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas has announced that four of its World Famous Hooters Girls were selected to be included in the 2020 International Hooters Calendar. Alexis McClendon, Taylor Cambridge, Mariah Kouyoumtjian and Essence Urquhart will represent Hooters Restaurant located inside the hotel property. The restaurant is a popular choice of both travelers and city dwellers visiting OYO Hotels & Casino.

Group Photo
Left to Right: Taylor Cambridge, Essence Urquhart, Alexis McClendon and Mariah Kouyoumtijian - Photo courtesy of OYO Hotel & Casino

CABO WABO CANTINA, located inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, will show support for BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH by donating a portion of the proceeds from select cocktail purchases throughout the month of October. From Tuesday, Oct. 1, through Thursday, Oct. 31, Cabo Wabo will DONATE A PORTION FROM EACH VOJITO COCKTAIL SOLD TO SUSAN G. KOMEN NEVADA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds for breast health education, screening and treatment services to medically underserved women. Cabo Wabo’s signature Vojito is handcrafted with a premium blackberry-infused vodka, fresh blackberries, blueberries, lime and mint, priced at $13. Guests who purchase the Vojito will receive a complimentary pink rubber wristband to continue to spread awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For an additional $10, patrons may purchase the souvenir hurricane glass etched with Cabo Wabo’s logo.

As part of their U.S. Christmas tour, America’s Got Talent finalists and World Champions of Mentalism, THE CLAIRVOYANTS (Thommy Ten and Amélie van Tass) will perform Nov. 29, 2019 at PARIS LAS VEGAS. The holiday-themed show will feature illusions performed by the duo that will be sure to get audiences in the Christmas spirit. Tickets went on sale to the public beginning Wednesday, Oct. 2. Tickets begin at $30, plus additional taxes and fees, and can be purchased in person at any Caesars Entertainment box office.

For the fourth year in a row, magician Mat Franco will team up with Sunny 106.5 to host a PET SUPPLY DRIVE BENEFITTING THE ANIMAL FOUNDATION, Nevada’s largest open admission shelter. Visit any Las Vegas-area PetSmart location between Monday, Oct. 7 and Sunday, Nov. 10 to purchase and donate a minimum of $10 worth of items from the organization’s wish list, or a PetSmart gift card of equivalent value, and receive one complimentary ticket voucher to see MAT FRANCO – MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY live onstage in the Mat Franco Theater at The LINQ Hotel + Experience.

Local taverns DISTILL & REMEDY’S show their #VegasStrong pride all month long with the second VEGASSTRONG BLOOD DRIVES on Wednesday, Oct. 9 and Oct. 16. This marks the second year Distill and Remedy’s are partnering with Vitalant to host two blood drives for locals to give back to those affected by the senseless acts of 1 October. Donors are encouraged to visit www.bloodhero.com and sign up now to reserve a spot. The blood drives will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at Remedy’s St. Rose (3265 St. Rose Pkwy.) and Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Distill Summerlin (10820 W. Charleston Blvd.) from 2-8 p.m. each day. For every donation made, Distill and Remedy’s is providing a ‘Pint for a Pint’ certificate for a free beer to be redeemed at a later date. For those unable to participate in the blood drives, those interested in supporting the fundraising efforts can purchase an exclusive Distill and Remedy’s #VegasStrong jacket for just $40

Clark County Parks and Recreation presents the 26th ANNUAL AGE OF CHIVALRY RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL AT SUNSET PARK. Oct. 11-13. The three-day outdoor festival boasts more than 100 artisans craftsmen from throughout the U.S. and Canada including gold and silver smiths, stained glass designers, costume makers, wood workers, toy makers, leather workers, perfume blenders, potters, armor makers and many more.The Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $18 per day in advance for adults ($20 day of event) and $8 per day in advance for seniors ages 60 and older and children ages six to 12 ($10 day of event). Children five and younger are free. Three-day passes can be purchased in advance for $35 for adults and $18 for children ages six to 12 and seniors ages 60 and older. The Royalty Package includes three-day admission with unlimited re-entry, an event T-shirt and an 18x24 commemorative poster.The box office will be open at the festival starting at 9 a.m. daily during the fair.

Celebrate the lives of rescued animals and learn about helping, fostering and adopting animals in need during the FAMILY , FUR, AND FUN FESTIVAL on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Well-behaved leashed pets also are invited to the FREE EVENT AT EXPLORATION PARK IN THE MOUNTAIN'S EDGE MASTER PLANNED COMMUNITY.

The festivities include fun, educational and interactive booths, disc demonstrations by K9 Krew, pet adoption and fostering opportunities, arts and crafts, spay and neuter education, raffle with great prizes, music, and food and refreshments. Congresswoman Susie Lee will attend and recognize event organizers for their efforts to help animals in need.

The popular Halloween Pet Costume Contest will be at 1:30 p.m. Attendees and their pets are invited to dress in costume and enter to win prizes for Best in Show, Best Family (can include humans and/or multiple pets), Funniest Costume, and Cutest Costume. Participants can register at the event with entry at $3 per category.

Proceeds from the event benefit HEARTS ALIVE VILLAGE LAS VEGAS and other local animal rescues and shelters. Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas was founded in 2013 after recognizing a need to help save dogs and cats that were losing their lives in the shelter system, and to assist pet owners. The organization provides a variety of services to prevent pets from entering the shelter, such as a pet food bank, re-homing services, and adoption services. Other beneficiary organizations include Chi of Hearts, Churchill Foundation, Paws 4 Love, Street Dogz and Vegas Rescue Project and Vegas Shepherd Rescue.

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum’s annual signature fundraising event, THE MAGIC OF DISCOVERY, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. This year the event, themed a Homecoming Celebration, will take place in the dynamic, state-of-the art DISCOVERY Children’s Museum located in Symphony Park. The Magic of Discovery is held to encourage members of the Las Vegas community to come together and raise critical funding to support the museum’s exhibits and outreach programs. This year’s event will transform the museum’s traveling exhibit hall into a Homecoming Celebration.  In support of the event theme, guests are encouraged to come dressed showing their team or museum spirit. The Homecoming Celebration will feature a cocktail reception, strolling dinner and live entertainment provided by singer, Cali Tucker and Thurman White Academy’s student a cappella group, Big Steps. Guests will also be able to participate in a silent auction and luxury raffle filled with unforgettable items and experiences.

DISCOVERY will honor and celebrate the museum’s inaugural Chairman's Advisory Council for their outstanding collective contributions to the museum over its 29 year history and ongoing efforts towards the museum’s goal of strengthening education. The evening will recognize the Council’s long-time support of the museum and their commitment to developing programming that encourages STEAM education and an inclusive, interactive experience for children and families from different socio-economic backgrounds.

THE SUPER SUMMER THEATRE announces the fall/winter season IN CITY SERIES from October 2019 through March 2020.Experience the intimate thrust style theatre, boasting productions with the same flair and talent held during the summer season. Held at Super Summer Theatre Studios, the season kicks off with “DEATH IS A DRAG,” Thursday, October 17 – Sunday, November 3. Come meet the zany family and friends as they try to say goodbye to “Sharon DeWealth,” a true legend in his/her own mind and still won’t go quietly. Feel the fabulousness for yourself. Audience is encouraged to dress in costume. Tickets for the In City Series are $20 for general admission. The lobby opens at 6 p.m. with seating at 6:30 p.m. Show time is 7 p.m. The studio is located at 4340 S. Valley View, Suite 208 in Las Vegas.

Renowned husband and wife dance team MICHAEL KESSLER & MELINDA JACKSON (M&M) star in “DID SOMEBODY SAY BROADWAY?“ at Lowden Theatre of the Performing Arts (325 E. Clark Avenue, in downtown Las Vegas) on Wednesday, October 16 from 6pm – 7:30pm. In this funny, optimistic & romantic love story, a 95 year old couple, portrayed by Kessler & Jackson, sing and dance their way through a history of classic numbers from hit Broadway shows while sharing personal backstage stories of their work with some of the giants of musical theatre. This special performance, which features Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Musical Theatre students & local children is FREE to the public. Tax deductible donations are greatly appreciated.

Join a cast of crazy characters underneath a real big top for MR. BIZARRO'S BIG TOP BOO BASH, a frighteningly delightful evening of ridiculous comedy, ghoulish acrobats, fiendish feats of strength and death-defying aerial acts for a wonderfully warped night of mayhem the whole family will enjoy! This one-of-a-kind, Halloween big top of fun puts its stakes down in Henderson at CORNERSTONE PARK (1600 Wigwam Pkwy.) for two weekends of pandemonium Oct. 18 – 20 and Oct. 25 – 27.Mr. Bizarro’s Big Top Boo Bash opens the tent for six days only this Halloween season with shows Oct. 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, and 27.  Friday and Saturday performances are at 5:30 and 8 p.m. with one show on Sunday at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $20 per adult, $25 for preferred seating.  Kids under 12, seniors and military are $15 per person and family four packs are available for $60 and include four general admission tickets with soda and popcorn.  A full concession area is available for snacks and libations, including Halloween-themed cocktails for guests 21 and over with valid ID.

Back for its 3rd year, Sin City’s premier rock and metal music festival LAS RAGEOUS makes its highly anticipated return to the DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS EVENTS CENTER on Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19. Headliners are Bring Me The Horizon (Oct.18) and Rob Zombie (Oct 19). For more information and visit www.LasRageous.com

NEVADA DONOR NETWORK (NDN) will celebrate Hope, Strength and Life during its annual INSPIRE GALA on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Four Seasons Las Vegas. Featuring performances by country music artist Granger Smith and rock band Plain White T’s along with a keynote address from Professional Football Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana, the Inspire Gala honors donor heroes and community champions who have made life possible through donation and transplantation. Gala proceeds will benefit NDN as the organization continues its longstanding commitment to maximize the gift of life and health through organ, eye and tissue donation. NDN will also recognize 2019 Inspiring Honorees including The Sigler Family, Dr. Deborah Kuhls and Brienna Love. The evening includes a cocktail hour, dinner and live auction, along with a heartfelt performance by country singer Granger Smith, whose son River heroically donated his organs in June of this year, an inspiring address by Joe Montana and a final live set by the Plain White T’s. Individual tickets and corporate sponsorships are available for the 2019 Inspire Gala at nvdonor.org/gala.

USA TODAY WINE & FOOD EXPERIENCE LAS VEGAS PRESENTED BY MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL returns to LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL GROUNDS (311 W. Sahara Ave) Saturday, Oct. 26, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (early VIP access begins at 12 p.m.). USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience is a quintessential gourmet event for locals and tourists alike to sample an eclectic collection of culinary offerings from a variety of MGM Resorts International restaurants. Guests also will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with celebrated chefs, entertainers and industry leaders as they enjoy tastings of premium spirits, fine wines and craft beers. The initial lineup of powerhouse talent includes MARIO CARBONE, CHARLIE PALMER, SUSAN FENIGER, SHAWN MCCLAIN, THE BELLA TWINS, IAN CAUBLE & DAVID LYNCH OF SOMMSELECT AND MORE. TICKETS. All guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Ticket options include: Grand Tasting ($65 presale; $85 at the door): 1 p.m. entry, unlimited samplings of chef creations from the best local restaurants, fine wines and craft beer tastings, access to chef demonstrations on The Culinary Stage, access to classes and seminars in The Cellar. VIP Grand Tasting ($120 presale; $140 at the door): Early admission into the Festival Grounds at noon, access to a VIP lounge which includes tastings of premium wines and hors-d’oeuvres, VIP Restrooms and all benefits included in the Grand Tasting.

UNSHAKEABLE, a 501c3 nonprofit that partners with organizations providing rescue, shelter, addiction recovery and emotional counseling for at-risk women, will host its fourth annual fundraising event, a special viewing of the “MOST HORRIBLE HOROR MOVIE EVER MADE,” GHOSTS OF GOLDFIELD”, on Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 6-9 p.m. at THE SPACE, located at 3460 Cavaretta Court in Las Vegas. The 2007 film, starring Kellan Lutz, Marnette Patterson, Mandy Amano, Scott Whyte, Chuck Zito, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and Ashly Margaret Rae, is based on the actual haunted hotel in Goldfield, Nev. In addition to the screening of the cult classic, the event will also feature light food and beverages. Costumes are encouraged! The event is open to the public, with a discretionary donation collected at the door. For more information and to RSVP, please visit https://unshakeable.org/horror-movie-event/.

A heartwarming and thought-provoking story of an unlikely friendship, the Pullitzer Prize-winning production of DRIVING MISS DAISY will perform at REYNOLDS HALL INSIDE THE SMITH CENTER at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Tickets for the one-night engagement starring longtime TV stars Clarence Gilyard, of Las Vegas, and Sheree J. Wilson, best known for their roles on “Walker, Texas Ranger,” start at $20 and are on sale now.

BROOKLYN BOWL LAS VEGAS is officially the first bowling alley to partner with KULTURECITY, making the venue THE FIRST SENSORY INCLUSIVE BOWLING ALLEY IN THE WORLD. This ground-breaking partnership was teased by acclaimed Imagine Dragons’ drummer and KultureCity board member, Daniel Platzman at Nevada Public Radio Trivia Night hosted at Brooklyn Bowl earlier this summer.. By KultureCity providing Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas with the necessary tools, the venue is now the first sensory inclusive certified bowling alley in the world. In order to become certified, all Brooklyn Bowl employees received training on sensory needs such as PTSD, autism and dementia. Additionally, Brooklyn Bowl is now stocked with “Sensory Bags” that feature sensory headphones, fidget tools, KultureCity VIP Access Passes and Feeling Zone Thermometers that provide individuals with a way to share how they are feeling by pointing to a color zone. Additionally, a Quiet Area will be designated as a safe space for individuals to escape the noise.


After a summer break that saw both the restaurant and the menu re-imagined, COMO Metropolitan Bangkok proudly re-launched its ICONIC NAHM RESTAURANT with award-winning Chef Pim Techamuanvivit at the helm from 1st October 2019.

THE INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION CENTER @ VEGAS, an 11,000-square-foot center for established and emerging tech companies developing smart technologies that align with city priorities, opened on Wednesday, September 25. These priorities include, but are not limited to workforce development, smart technology, at-risk populations, neighborhood development and public safety. This co-working space is located in downtown Las Vegas and is a location organized by the city of Las Vegas.

Celebrity sightings:

Thursday, Sept. 19...

Award-winning rock band WALK THE MOON attended a performance of The Beatles™ LOVE™ ahead of their collaboration with Cirque du Soleil at Life is Beautiful where they performed on the main Downtown Stage at 7:35 p.m.

WALK THE MOON and the cast of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil Post for Photos Sept. 19 2019
WALK THE MOON and the cast of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil Post for Photos - Photo courtesy of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil

WALK THE MOON with Dancers from The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil ahead of Life is Beautiful Sept. 19 2019
WALK THE MOON with Dancers from The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil ahead of Life is Beautiful - Photo courtesy of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil

Stars from “The Bachelor,”“The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise” hit TV series stayed at celebrity hotspot Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The Bachelor Nation reunion included Jared Haibon and Ashley Iaconetti Haibon, Ben Higgins and his girlfriend Jessica Clarke, Dean Unglert and Caelynn Miller-Keyes, Wells Adams, Mike Johnson, Derek Peth, Tayshia Adams and Becca Tilley.

The group socialized over dinner at Café Hollywood inside the resort. Later that evening, they hit the blackjack tables and interacted with fans on Planet Hollywood’s 100,000 square-foot casino floor

Friday, Sept. 20...

Dean Unglert Jared Haibon, Ashley Iaconetti Haibon and Ben Higgins recorded their “Help! I Suck at Dating” podcast from a remodeled Ultra Panorama Suite at Planet Hollywood.

French Montana lit up the crowd with an energetic performance with small forward for the Boston Celtics, Jayson Tatum in the audience. Rapper Desiigner was also in attendance and took to the stage to perform his hit song, “Panda.”

Festival headliners Chance The Rapper and Billie Eilish made a surprise appearance at the official Life is Beautiful Pool Party Series at the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino. The GRAMMY-winning rapper and multi-platinum recording artist greeted fans, posed for photos, and spoke about their upcoming performance on Friday night.

Chance The Rapper and Billie Eilish - Photo courtesy of Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino

Saturday, Sept. 21...

The Bachelor” alumni relaxed in a poolside cabana at The Scene Pool Deck at Planet Hollywood . Meanwhile, newlyweds Jared Haibon and Ashley Iaconetti Haibon hosted GO Pool Dayclub at Flamingo Las Vegas.

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Ashley Iaconetti Haibon and Jared Haibo - Photo courtesy of Flamingo Las Vegas

Jayson Tatum, enjoyed his time at Drai’s Nightclub in Las Vegas so much on Friday night that he returned for another night of fun.

Oktoberfest festivities continued at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas over the weekend as the gorgeous ladies of FANTASY tapped the keg on Friday, Sept. 20. Comedian and juggler Jeff Civillico delivered more high jinks when he rode his unicycle through the beer hall before tapping the keg and juggling pretzels.

FANTASY dancers tap the keg - Photo courtesy of Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas

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Jeff Civillico taps the keg - Photo courtesy of Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star Sarah Michelle Gellar enjoyed a family night out in Las Vegas with her husband, Freddie Prinze Jr., and their two children. To celebrate their children’s birthdays, Gellar and Prinze Jr. enjoyed a performance of the world-famous “O” byCirque du Soleil at Bellagio Resort & Casino., Gellar, long time Cirque du Soleil fan, afterwards graciously posed for photos with the artists and reminisced about how she and Prinze Jr. saw “O” on one of their first dates almost 20 years ago.

Sarah Michelle Gellar with the cast of O by Cirque du Soleil Sept. 21
Sarah Michelle Gellar with the cast of O by Cirque du Soleil - Photo courtesy of O by Cirque du Soleil

Sunday, Sept. 22...

“Beverly Hills, 90210” and “BH90210” actress Tori Spelling and her family stayed in a renovated Ultra Apex Suite at Planet Hollywood while costar Ian Ziering stayed in an Ultra Panorama Suite. Tori Spelling enjoyed some fun in the sun with her family in a poolside cabana at The Scene Pool Deck at Planet Hollywood.

Saturday, Sept. 27...

“How I Met Your Mother” star Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka attended a performance of The Beatles™ LOVE™ by Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage Hotel & Casino. Enjoying a night on The Las Vegas Strip with a group of guests including Elizabeth Berkley and husband Greg Lauren, the actor was ‘wowed’ by the contemporary circus acts, choreographed to classic hits by The Beatles. After the performance, the group of 34 joined the cast backstage to snap a few photos.

Neil Patrick Harris and a Group of Friends Attend The Beatles LOVE By Cirque du Soleil Sept. 27 2019
Neil Patrick Harris and a Group of Friends Attend The Beatles LOVE By Cirque du Soleil - Photo courtesy of The Beatles LOVE By Cirque du Soleil

Neil Patrick Harris Poses with Characters from The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil Sept. 27 2019
Neil Patrick Harris Poses with Characters from The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil - Photo courtesy of The Beatles LOVE By Cirque du Soleil

Saturday, Sept. 28...

Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Sam Smith was spotted attending Las Vegas’ hottest production, MAGIC MIKE LIVE at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Following the sizzling performance, the 2015 Best New Artist met with the cast for photos during a private meet and greet.

Sam Smith Attends MAGIC MIKE LIVE 9.28.19 MML Photography
Sam Smith Attends MAGIC MIKE LIVE - Photo credit: MML Photography

Reality TV star Josh Murray, of “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise” fame, was spotted attending the 9 p.m. performance of Absinthe at Caesars Palace. After the show, the season 3 winner of “Bachelor in Paradise” went backstage for a photo with The Gazillionaire and Green Fairy.

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Josh Murray Attends ABSINTHE - Photo credit: Joseph Riviera/Spiegelworld

Sunday, Sept. 29...

Cast members from the Broadway hit musical WICKED were spotted attending Las Vegas’ hottest production, MAGIC MIKE LIVE at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Celebrating the final performance of their two-week engagement at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, the group met with the cast of MAGIC MIKE LIVE for photos during a private meet and greet.

Cast of WICKED Attends MAGIC MIKE LIVE 9.29.19 MML Photography
Cast of WICKED Attends MAGIC MIKE LIVE - Photo credit: MML Photography

Sunday afternoon, Josh Murray, winner of season ten of “Bachelorette” and season three of “Bachelor in Paradise,” was spotted eating, drinking and enjoying football at BEER PARK at Paris Las Vegas.

Josh Murray at BEER PARK
Josh Murray at BEER PARK - Photo courtesy of BEER PARK

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