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Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas Reopens After 2 Years

On Wednesday evening April 27, Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas has made its triumphant return, re-opening its doors as one of Las Vegas’ most iconic casino resort destinations.

Making history as the first resort in Las Vegas fully owned and operated by a Native American Tribe, the opening night celebration began with a traditional Tribal ceremony led by the San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority (SMGHA) Board and Palms General Manager Cynthia Kiser Murphey. Members of the San Manuel and Southern Paiute tribes opened with traditional bird singing and the SMGHA board presented charitable contributions to three local non-profit organizations.

The reopening celebration included - Ribbon Cutting - Palms Sportsbook and Lounge by William Hill; “A Taste of Palms” Dine Around offering a flavor of many of the resorts restaurant offerings; a poolside reception featuring Local DJs and entertainers including Moonshiners, David Perrico & Pop Strings Orchestra and a surprise “Splash Mob” , and a Fireworks Extravaganza.

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Photo credit: Palms Resort Las Vegas

“Our team has worked incredibly hard to get to this day, and it’s a great accomplishment to introduce Palms once again to Las Vegas,” notes General Manager, Cynthia Kiser Murphey. “The excitement and outpouring of support to see Palms reopen has been incredible. This is truly a special property, and we all consider it a privilege to be trusted with its return to the city. Our goal is to deliver a distinctive experience that makes everyone feel at home while they are in Las Vegas.”

“We could not be happier than we are today,” noted San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority Chairperson Latisha Casas. “So many people came together to make today possible. We are grateful for the expertise of our shared services teams and the hard work by Palms team members to make this day a reality. And the Las Vegas community and our brothers and sisters from the local Southern Paiute tribes have been so generous and warm with their hospitality. This is a day our Tribe will never forget.”

Palms Resort Las Vegas Ribbon Cutting - Photo credit: Palms Resort Las Vegas

Having undergone more than a $600 million renovation in 2019, Palms Casino Resort boasts a diverse mix of bars and restaurants, featuring the return of popular outlets such as the highly acclaimed Scotch 80 Prime and Mabel’s BBQ. Also brought back is A.Y.C.E. Buffet, open for breakfast, dinner and weekend brunch, featuring seven globally inspired stations with bold flavors, flame-broiled classics and with everything prepared fresh. Casual dining options include Send Noodles and the debut of Serrano Vista Cafe, as well as quick food court eateries.Also returning is the upgraded and enhanced 14-screen Brenden Theatres.

Resort guests can enjoy an expansive resort pool area featuring a multi-level, sprawling 73,000-square-foot space with two luxurious main pools and 39 unique cabanas, most with their own private pool. The space also features oversized daybeds and poolside lounge chairs throughout.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott® Opens in North Las Vegas

Nigro Construction has announced the completion and opening of a brand new extended-stay hotel, TownePlace Suites by Marriott® in the booming city of North Las Vegas.

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Ribbon Cutting - Photo courtesy of Nigro Construction

The new location is just off the 15-North and Lamb, making it a perfect location for those attending events at the Speedway (right in time for EDC!), visiting Nellis Air Force Base, and more, and of course is another piece of development for that area of North Las Vegas.

The nearly 70,000 square-foot property features 119 suites where guests can balance work and life with the comfort, flexibility, and affordability that an extended-stay property offers. With an in-room fully equipped kitchen, complimentary high-speed internet access, in-room coffee and tea, and pet-friendly rooms, the space is set to make guests feel like they’re at home, whether staying for one night or one month. Other amenities include a hotel dining room area with complimentary breakfast, access to a state-of-the-art fitness center, a refreshing pool, a barbeque and picnic area with a large fire pit, open areas to lounge, and a Flex Area that can be open or private making it perfect for intimate business meetings.

“There is so much business and new development happening in this area of North Las Vegas that this was a perfect location for the new hotel,” said Michael Nigro of Nigro Construction. “We will also be a prime location for those heading to EDC or NASCAR events at the Speedway, visiting relatives at the base, or catching a concert at The AMP at Craig Ranch and making a night of it!”

Finding a niche in non-gaming properties, TownePlace Suites by Marriott® is the fourth hotel in Southern Nevada that the Nigro family of companies, including Nigro Construction and Nigro Development, own and operate.

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TownePlace Suites by Marriott® - Photo courtesy of Nigro Construction

TownePlace Suites by Marriott® is located just three miles from both the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Nellis Air Force Base at 4360 Nexus Way, Las Vegas, NV 89115. North Las Vegas is one of Nevada’s fastest growing cities and sees visitors and locals alike whether visiting on vacation, taking advantage of recreational activities, or seeking out cultural and historical attractions.

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

On Saturday, April 23, FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE, the six-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas, kicked off the return of its beloved FREE CONCERT SERIESDOWNTOWN ROCKS, with a performance by county music sensation PARMALEE. From the 3rd Street Stage underneath the Viva Vision Canopy, country-music fans gathered to see Parmalee perform some of their most popular tunes including, “Just the Way”, “Take My Name” and “Carolina”.

Downtown Rocks plays into the seasons of spring, summer, and fall. The next Downtown Rocks free concert will take place Memorial Day Weekend with back-to-back performances with pop rock band X AMBASSADORS hitting the stage on Saturday, May 28 and STARSHIP FEATURING MICKEY THOMAS closing out the holiday weekend on Sunday, May 29. Additional dates and performances are expected to be added to the stacked line-up.

On the evening of April 23, the cast and crew of Vegas’ hottest show, MAGIC MIKE LIVE celebrated five years of making magic in Las Vegas and around the world. Following back-to-back sold-out performances, the Las Vegas company of Magic Mike Live marked the occasion with a late-night party at AZILO Ultra Lounge hosted by SAHARA Las Vegas, where they mingled with showgoers and resort guests, and reminisced over the last five years while enjoying a spectacular three-tiered cake inspired by the Magic Mike Theater’s decor from Vegas favorite, Freed’s Bakery.

MAGIC MIKE LIVE Celebrates 5 Years in Las Vegas courtesy Magic Mike Live
MAGIC MIKE LIVE Celebrates 5 Years in Las Vegas - Photo courtesy of Magic Mike Live

Imagine Exhibitions, the producers behind REAL BODIES at Bally’s, recently presented local non-profit CHILDREN'S HEART FOUNDATION with a check for $3,000 from funds raised through ticket sales to the immersive exhibit during February for National Heart Month. The fundraiser was a perfect fit as the exhibit takes audiences on a journey that not only explores areas of the body, like the powerful heart, but offers a unique perspective on how our bodies connect anatomically with the emotional expression embedded in each of our physiological functions.

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REAL BODIES at Bally’s - Photo courtesy of Bally’s Las Vegas

After only two weeks and six performances, 81 year old legendary singer DIONNE WARWICK closed her residency at the newly remodeled Stirling Room inside THE STIRLING CLUB at Turnberry Place. Her shows were scheduled to run through December. On April 8, the official announcement stated “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Producers of “An Intimate Evening” featuring Miss Dionne Warwick, have cancelled all performances effective immediately with no updates on her next public performance at The Stirling Club.” In her opening-night show she fell and injured her shin, and was led from the stage in a wheelchair. Warwick also did not attend UNLV College of Fine Arts Hall of Fame Induction Dinner, where she was honored along with another legendary singer, Paul Anka.

Illuminarium Las Vegas launched ILLUMINARIUM AFTER DARK, a nightly immersive 21 and over experience on April 15 at AREA15. Illuminarium After Dark provides a reimagined nightlife environment, as guests are transported to new and awe-inspiring surroundings while they enjoy thematic cocktails and perfectly paired bites from Lumin Café & Kitchen by Elizabeth Blau and Chef Kim Canteenwalla. I lluminarium After Dark at AREA15 will begin nightly at 8 p.m. for adults 21+

Caesars Entertainment has opened its second NOBU restaurant location on the Las Vegas Strip at PARIS LAS VEGAS. The restaurant features world-renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s signature New Style Japanese cuisine.

Two Las Vegas locals won big at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, located at 740 S. Decatur Blvd., to take home a collective $41,627 on Sunday, April 17. Lucky winner Shentille kicked off Easter Sunday by winning a total of $35,263 at the 9 a.m. session. She hit the Double Progressive in just 32 numbers. The second big winner of the day, Pedro, won a total of $6,364 at the 1 p.m. session by hitting the Ace Ball jackpot on winning number I24.

A Las Vegas local won big while playing bingo at Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, located at 4575 Boulder Hwy., taking home more than $60,000 on Sunday, April 24. The lucky winner received a total of $63,169 by hitting the Double Progressive on the 35th number called, ball I-17.

ROUGE: The Sexiest Show in Vegas, an exciting, topless spectacular and immersive sensual experience will heat up the stage at The STRAT Theater inside the STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod for a unique, ravishing, and elegant theatrical experience.  Tickets are on sale now, with a special 25% discount off all ticket price levels for preview performances April 16 through 30. ROUGE will perform nightly Tuesday through Sunday at 10pm (dark Monday) with an additional show on Tuesdays at 8pm. Tickets are $49 - $99 (VIP experience) + taxes and fees.  Must be 18+.  (A special 25% discount off all ticket price levels will apply to preview performances April 16 through 30.)

MGM Resorts Art & Culture has extended its current exhibit, ASE: AFRO FREQUENCIES, at BELLAGIO GALLERY OF FINE ART for guests to enjoy through Monday, May 30.  ASE: AFRO FREQUENCIE is a multi-sensory digital art exhibition presented by ARTECHOUSE in collaboration with Afro-Surrealist visual artist Vince Fraser and poet ursula rucker.Designed around the Yoruban philosophy of aṣẹ (pronounced ah-shay), meaning our power to exact change, Aṣẹ: Afro Frequencies celebrates the historical, social and cultural aspects of the Black experience through the artists’ lens, brought to life in a digital interactive context. Aṣẹ: Afro Frequencies is on view daily at Bellagio through May 30, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults; $16 for Nevada residents; and $15 seniors 65 and older, students, teachers and military with valid ID. Children 5 and younger are free.

PURPLE REIGN; THE PRICE TRIBUTE SHOW AT TROPICANA LAS VEGAS celebrates the life and legacy of Prince with a special TWO FOR ONE OFFER to commemorate The Artist on the anniversary of his death (April 21) and his birth (June 7).   Offer runs April 21 through June 30, 2022.   To redeem the buy one, get one free offer, tickets must be purchased in person at the Tropicana Box Office with the code PRINCEBOGO.

Buddy Valastro, the star of the hit TLC series Cake Boss opened another new restaurant, THE BOSS CAFE BY BUDDY VALASTRO at The LINQ Hotel + Experience, on Monday, April 25. The Boss Café joins la famiglia of Buddy V’s Ristorante, Carlo’s Bakery, PizzaCake and Jersey Eats with casual, to-go dining capturing the savory and sweet side of the famed New Jersey chef and restaurateur. Inspired by all the neighborhood delis and markets in New Jersey and New York the Valastro and his family grew up with, the menu at The Boss Café offers casual Italian-American fare conceived by Valastro himself along with Corporate Executive Chef, Bryan Forgione and features a variety of fresh baked breads, Italian sandwiches, bakery-style pizza, a house-made fresh mozzarella bar, and a variety of sweets and pastries.

In celebration of the 2022 professional football league draft in Las Vegas, the ladies of FANTASY, the award-winning topless female revue at Luxor Hotel and Casino, will be giving away a FREE GIFT TO SPECIAL GUESTS who attend the show Thursday, April 28 through Saturday, April 30.The ladies of FANTASY will perform their nightly 10:30 p.m. show for all football enthusiasts. Anyone in attendance wearing the jersey of their favorite professional football team will receive a free “2022: The Gold Standard” calendar. The calendar will be available after the show at the Atrium Showroom merchandise counter where guests also can purchase their own FANTASY-branded gifts including poker chips, playing cards and posters. The stunning cast members will also be available to greet fans and take photographs.

FRIENDS! The Unauthorized Musical Parody pivots to “THE VENUE” inside THE ORLEANS HOTEL & CASINO for an all-new residency beginning April 28. Performances of the hilarious musical that lovingly lampoons the classic TV sitcom, Friends, are Thursdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m.Tickets are available starting at $58.75 ++.

DAYLIGHT Beach Club , located at MANDALAY BAY RESORT & CASINO, is bringing back its nighttime pool party for the 2022 pool season. Beginning Friday, April 29, “DAYLIGHT at Night” will be open every Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. “DAYLIGHT at Night” will have guests partying late into the night with DJ sets and live performances from top artists every Friday and Saturday night with dance-worthy beats from the most popular DJs from around Las Vegas. Kicking off the nighttime party’s big return will be Las Vegas native DJ Kid Conrad spinning beats. Additional talent scheduled to take the “DAYLIGHT at Night” stage include CLA, DJ Karma and DJ Romeo, among others.

Country star CAM is returning to Las Vegas for a special performance at CLUB MADRID INSIDE SUNSET STATION on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022 at 8 p.m. Continuing the summer-long lineup of entertainment and special events honoring Sunset Station’s 25th anniversary, tickets start at $37.50 plus taxes and fees and go on sale Friday, April 29, 2022 at 10 a.m.

THE CITY OF HENDERSON AND LAS VEGAS OPERA PRESENT OPERA IN THE MOVIES , featuring selections from The Godfather, Pretty Woman, Up, The Fifth Element, Fatal Attraction and more. Saturday, April 30 – Lorenzi Park, Sammy Davis Jr. Plaza- 7:30 pm. FREE and open to the public. Saturday, May 7 – Henderson Water Street Plaza, - 7:30 pm. FREE and open to the public. Both concerts are outside – bring blankets, food and drinks. Saturday, May 14 – Boulder City Smith Center -7:00 pm. $10 reserve ticket.

ARIZONA CHARLIE'S DECATUR, located at 740 S. Decatur Blvd., will celebrate its 34TH ANNIVERSARY with live music and FREE CAKE AND CHAMPAGNE from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. Guests are invited to toast to Decatur’s anniversary with complimentary glasses of champagne and cake. Guests who earn 200 same-day base slot points will receive an anniversary T-shirt. For those who are ready to rock, there will be two Neil Diamond the Tribute shows featuring Rob Garrett playing classics such as “Sweet Caroline” and “Forever in Blue Jeans.” The performances will take place at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Naughty Ladies’ Saloon.

DAYLIGHT BEACH CLUB, LOCATED AT MANDALAY BAY RESORT AND CASINO, will welcome the iconic Billboard Music Award-winning hip-hop star IGGY AZALEA to kick off the celebrations of Las Vegas’ first ever professional football draft weekend. Azalea will close out the month of April with a show-stopping performance scheduled Saturday, April 30.

TAILGATE SOCIAL SPORTS BAR & GRILL, located at Palace Station Hotel and Casino, will host FOOTBALL DRAFT VIEWING PARTIES featuring discounted brews and mouthwatering eats from Thursday, April 28 through Sunday, April 30.

Join AFAN & PENN & TELLER for the 32ND ANNUAL AIDS WALK & 5k on Sunday May 1, 2022 at SUNSET PARK. The event will benefit AFAN, Southern Nevada’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS service organization, which provides services for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada. Find out more by visiting afanlv.org

First Friday Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has announced that FIRST FRIDAY'S MAY 6 EVENT that take place in downtown Las Vegas will “BLOOM” – and features a Beer Festival with three culinary partners providing tastings. TICKETED 21+ EVENT: General Admission $40; VIP $50. Unlimited beer samples with 35+ beers, ciders, seltzers and more in the beautiful Arts District. The art walk area on Boulder Avenue and First Street will feature an estimated sixty First Friday artists and craftspeople. The food garden and bar area remain in the Art Square parking lot, along with entertainment.

DOWNTOWN SUMMERLIN is excited to announce LEI DAY, a new parade to celebrate and kick off ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH and the rich heritage of the Hawaiian and Pacific Islands.  This fun, colorful and visual parade takes place on Park Centre Drive and set for Sunday, May 1 at 6 p.m. The parade will feature local organizations including Nani ola Hawaiian dance company, Na hula o kaleiokapualani and Tevakanui Polynesian Dance Company. Parade watchers will experience performances such as the Ancient Hula Kahiko accompanied by a chanter who tells the story; the free-flowing modern style of Hula Auana; the passion and pride of the Māori Haka; the rapid hip-shaking movements of the Tahitian Dances and much more! Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with the parade at 6:00 p.m. The parade is complimentary and open to the public.

THE PLAZA HOTEL & CASINO will open the live music and craft cocktail venue, THE SAND DOLLAR LOUNGE DOWNTOWN beginning in early May 2022. The iconic local Las Vegas bar will offer free nightly entertainment from local bands and national headliners accompanied by original handcrafted cocktails, pizza, and pool. Official grand opening celebrations will begin Thursday, May 26 and continue throughout Memorial Day Weekend. The second location for the iconic blues bar, The Sand Dollar Lounge Downtown will remain true to the vibes of the original, but with more room for an estimated 300 guests to rock in 4,000 sq. ft. of space adjacent to the Plaza’s casino floor. “The Plaza is known for its vintage Vegas character and The Sand Dollar Lounge Downtown will be a perfect complement to the experience we offer our guests,” said Jonathan Jossel, CEO of the Plaza Hotel & Casino. “We are very excited to welcome The Sand Dollar Lounge Downtown, which will create a late-night destination for live music and craft cocktails unlike any other in downtown Las Vegas.”

As part of their first US tour in five years, Scottish alt-rock titans BIFFY CLYRO will make a stop at HOUSE OF BLUES Las Vegas, Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $22.50 plus applicable fees and are on sale now.

The College of Southern Nevada, Department of Fine Arts will host an exhibition featuring the works of 18 student artists from CSN’s Art & Art History Program. Works featured in this exhibition are included as part of the program's capstone experience and 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. ART 298: PORTFOLIO EMPHASIS – SPRING 2022 EXHIBITION will open Friday, May 6, 2022, and will run through Saturday, July 16, 2022. An Artist Reception with light refreshments will take place in the Artspace Gallery on Friday, May 13, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.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 Artspace Gallery is upstairs above the main entrance lobby on the North Las Vegas campus located at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, one-mile East of I-15 North.

In celebration of International Astronomy Day, SKY CANYON'S SEVENTH ANNUAL SKYE & STARS STARGAZING EVENT with the Las Vegas Astronomical Society (LVAS) is set for Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Skye Canyon Park. Gates open at 6 p.m. for picnicking, music, lawn games, and food trucks with constellation viewing beginning after dark from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.A favorite event for Skye Canyon residents, this year once again features an in-person, guided tour through the night sky led by Keith Caceres, president of the Las Vegas Astronomical Society. Caceres and his team will position high-power telescopes throughout the park aimed at specific and noteworthy stars and constellations and will use a powerful, high-tech laser pointer to further showcase and point out interesting elements in the night sky. This is a FREE, family-friendly event. Attendees will receive a free, special commemorative pin to add to their growing collection. Donations for LVAS, a nonprofit organization of amateur astronomers formed to promote astronomy in Southern Nevada will be accepted during the event.

In celebration of the iconic horse race, CIRCA RESORT & CASINO'S LEGACY CLUB will host a DERBY DAY CELBRATION on May 7 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The 60th floor rooftop lounge will welcome guests to watch the event with spritz and mint julep open bars; derby hats fit for a day at the downs; and incomparable views of the city. Tickets for Derby Day will start at $125 per person.

CABO WABO CANTINA, located inside the MIRACLE MILE SHOPS AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD will show love for moms on Mother’s Day by offering a complimentary “Mom-mosa” with the purchase of an entrée from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 8.

The award-winning L.A. COMEDY CLUB AT THE STRAT HOTEL, CASINO & SKYPOD continues to bring outstanding comedy with JIMMY SHUBERT headlining the 8 p.m. show from Monday, May 9 through Sunday, May 15. Tickets for Jimmy Shubert, and other laugh-out-loud comedians, are priced at $39 for general admission and $59 for VIP admission, plus tax and service fee.

CSN'S DEPARTMENT OF FINE ARTS MUSIC PROGRAM presents an evening of Big Band classics as well as contemporary selections with CSN’s BIG BAND CONCERT under the direction of Greg Vanboven. The concert will take place on Tuesday, May 10th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre at the North Las Vegas campus, located at 3200 East Cheyenne Avenue. General Admission is $8.00 and $5.00 for students and seniors. For more information, please call the PAC Box Office at 702-651-LIVE (5483).

Reggaeton music star JHAYCO, formally known as JHAY CORTEZ, has been added to the vibrant artist lineup at ÉLIA BEACH CLUB LOCATED AT VIRGIN HOTELS LAS VEGAS. Jhayco is set to light up the stage all season long with performances on Saturday, May 7, Saturday, July 9, Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, September 4.

CSN'S DEPARTMENT OF FINE ARTS MUSIC PROGRAM presents the return of MARIACHI PLATA, the 2021 first place winners at the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza in San Antonio, Texas. The concert will take place Wednesday, May 11, at 7:00 p.m. in the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre at the Cheyenne Campus, located at 3200 East Cheyenne Avenue in North Las Vegas. General Admission is $8.00 and $5.00 for students and seniors.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the CSN Box Office at 702-651-LIVE (5483).

Leading technology company Pollen is teaming up with iconic skateboarder TONY HAWK for the unforgettable “WEEKEND JAM” AT DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS EVENTS CENTER, May 12-14. In honor of Hawk’s birthday, the event will bring together skateboarding, live music, video games, food trucks and much more for a thrilling party hosted by the legend himself. During the Weekend Jam, guests will be able to soak in the music that defined a culture from musical icons who served as the backdrop to not only famed skate competitions, but also to the video games that celebrated a generation of skaters. The lineup of musicians will include Modest Mouse, Descendents, DEVO, X, Cold Cave, The Vandals, Warish, Rough Francis and The Downhill Jam. Guests can expect skating icons and innovators to be in attendance, reflecting a variety of styles and backgrounds. This will include X-Games competitors Andy Macdonald, Bucky Lasek, Rune Glifberg, and Sandro Dias; vert veterans Christian Hosoi and Steve Caballero; groundbreaking American-Finnish skateboarder Lizzie Armanto; and innovative punk skater Kevin Staab. Additionally, each day will feature the “Punk Rock Paint Brushes Art Auction,” with incredible works up for bidding from the likes of Mark Mothersbaugh, Warren Fitzgerald, Christian Hosoi, Stacie Stevenson, Karl Alvarez, Steve Caballero, Jason Adams, Paul Kobriger, Blair Alley, Lisa Brownlee, Mark Desalvo, HDVideoMag and Kevin Salk.  The weekend also will feature a Vert Alert exhibition hosted by Hawk with some of the best professional skateboarders; a street park set up; gaming lounge to play all the classics hosted by Gaming Community Network (GCN); and a skate shop with exclusive merch.  Doors open at 1 p.m. each day of Weekend Jam. Tickets for Tony Hawk’s Weekend Jam range from single-day GA at $49.50 to 3-day Platinum VIP at $249.50. The platinum package is for 21+ guests and includes premium shaded Cabanas, HD TVs, leather couches, private bathrooms, prime viewing of the stage and a private server available for a beverage minimum.

With nearly four decades at the forefront of groundbreaking entertainment, Cirque du Soleil will debut a completely new and wickedly fun Las Vegas production – MAD APPLE - AT NEW YORK NEW YORK HOTEL & CASINO on May 26, 2022. Mad Apple will be a delicious Cirque du Soleil cocktail of music, comedy, magic and mayhem that puts NYC nightlife under the Las Vegas lights. Featuring comedian Brad Williams, freestyle rapper Chris Turner and vocalist Xharlie Black amongst the incredibly talented cast of 39 people, Mad Apple will be a nonstop New York thrill ride from the moment guests enter the theater. From pre-show magic and boozy libations at the stunning stage bar, to the band playing hits inspired by NYC’s most famous musicians and composers, Mad Apple will blur the lines between circus, live entertainment and New York nightlife culture.  Featuring six brash acts and a dynamic makeup of musicians, dancers, comedians, magicians and circus performers, Mad Apple rewrites the script for Cirque du Soleil entertainment. Each act will reflect a different nocturnal side of New York, brought to life by underground stars, high-flying acrobats, street performers, up-and-coming entertainers, and the biggest musical hits to come out of the City. Previews for Mad Apple begin on May 12, with tickets starting at $49. Mad Apple will celebrate its premiere May 26; tickets are available for shows beginning May 27 and start at $59.

THE COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA FINE ARTS GALLERY presents their our annual JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION beginning Friday, May 13, 2022, and will run through Saturday, July 9, 2022. A reception with refreshments, awards ceremony, gallery talk, and Salon de Refusés will take place on Friday, May 13, from 6 - 8 p.m. This exhibition will feature student artwork made in connection with CSN Fine Arts Department, Art and Art History Program courses with media including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, jewelry, and design. The 2022 Juried Student Exhibition will feature awards with anticipated prize values totaling $1,500 or more courtesy of Blick Art Materials and Kendall Hunt Publishing Company. A Salon de Refusés will take place in conjunction with this exhibit in the CSN Horn Theatre Lobby on first floor of the CSN North Las Vegas campus, Main Building, “H” Wing. The CSN Fine Arts Gallery and all gallery events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Fine Arts Gallery and Horn Theatre lobby are located at the half circle drive near CSN’s main entrance, on the North Las Vegas campus at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, one-mile East of I-15 North.

In honor of Military Appreciation Month, the ladies of FANTASY, the award-winning topless female revue at LUXOR HOTEL & CASINO will offer A COMPLIMENTARY PERFORMANCE FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL AND A GUEST  at the 8 p.m. or 10:30 p.m. show Wednesday, May 18. Continuing the annual celebration of the United States Armed Forces, the gorgeous ladies of FANTASY will perform a tribute to the troops alongside a powerful performance of “God Bless America,” sung by lead vocalist Lorena Peril. A limited number of military personnel will receive two complimentary tickets to the patriotic performance. Military personnel must RSVP by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by end of day Monday, May 16 with preferred show time, number of guests and proof of valid military photo ID. After reservations have been confirmed, all tickets will be delivered electronically via text message or email. Tickets may not be exchanged for cash, are non-exchangeable and non-transferable.

Middleweight contender JANIBEK "QAZAQ STYLE” ALIMKHANULY will face undefeated Englishman DANNY DIGNUM in a 12-round showdown for the vacant WBO Interim middleweight world title on Saturday, May 21 at Resorts World Event Center at Resorts World Las Vegas. In the co-feature, former junior world champion Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring returns to the lightweight division in a 10-rounder against undefeated NABF titleholder Jamaine “The Technician” Ortiz. Alimkhanuly-Dignum, and Herring-Ortiz will air live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+.Tickets starting at $25 go on sale Tuesday, April 26.

After three sold-out engagements, the world-famous CHIPPENDALES have announced that, “Jersey Shore” star VINNY GUADAGNINO will return to their Las Vegas stage for a fourth time as celebrity guest host in residency. Vinny G.’s six-week engagement will kick off Memorial Day Weekend and run through the Fourth of July (May 27 through July 3) at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

GRAMMY Award-winning rapper and producer, CHANCE THE RAPPER will take the stage at ÉLIA BEACH CLUB AT VIRGIN HOTELS LAS VEGAS this Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 28.

Celebrity Sightings:

Friday, April 22...

Kari Pearce, CrossFit Games athlete and four-time Fittest American Woman, was spotted attending the award-winning live theatrical production Blue Man Group at Luxor Hotel and Casino during the 5 p.m. show. Following the performance, Pearce posed for a picture with the iconic blue man trio after the show.

Kari Pearce Attends Blue Man Group Las Vegas - Photo Credit: Blue Man Group

Actor Cody Christian and a group of friends including fellow “All American” co-stars, Michael Evans Behling, Daniel Ezra and Hunter Clowdus were spotted at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas while celebrating Christian’s birthday. Christian stayed in a Grand One Bedroom King Suite, sipped on pre-dinner drinks at Electra Cocktail Club and dined on light bites and appetizers from Majordōmo Meat & Fish. For dinner, Christian and friends dined at TAO Asian Bistro, before heading upstairs to a VIP table in the nightclub. Earlier today, the group continued their extravagant celebration at the newly opened TAO Beach Dayclub where they were greeted with Alesso in the DJ booth and Christian’s name blasted on the marquee sign wishing him a happy birthday. Other cast members from “All American” in attendance included Michael Evans Behling and Hunter Clowdus.

Friday, April 15...

Musician Mikkey Dee, drummer for the legendary rock band Scorpions, made a return to The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktailsat The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas following the band’s concert at Zappos Theater.

Wednesday night, April 13...

Hip-hop artist, songwriter and record producer, Blanco Brown, made a surprise appearance at  The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas while in town for a private show at The Chelsea. After a few songs, Brown joined The Commonwealth on stage to perform a cover of Chris Stapleton’s hit “Tennessee Whiskey.” Toward the end of the song, Brown pulled out a pair of spoons and treated fans to a rhythmic spoon solo.

Monday, April 11...

V, a member of international South Korean boy band BTS, attended the world-renowned production Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil® at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Before the show, The GRAMMY-nominated superstar and pop-culture icon posed for a selfie in the theater with his friend, Kang Dong Won.

April 6...

Joey Fatone from the legendary boyband NSYNC and Backstreet Boys member, AJ McLean, were spotted attending ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace.

Joey Fatone L and AJ McLean R Attend ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace April 6
Joey Fatone L and AJ McLean R Attend ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace - Photo courtesy of Spiegelworld

April 2...

Olivia Harrison, widow of George Harrison, stopped by the musical production The Beatles™ LOVE™ by Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage Hotel & Casino. Following the performance, Olivia joined the cast backstage where she met several artists and posed for photos. In addition to attending The Beatles™ LOVE™, Olivia celebrated George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass: 50th Anniversary Edition win at the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards for “Best Boxed Or Special Limited-Edition Package.”

Olivia Harrison at The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil April 2 2 Credit Cirque du Soleil
Olivia Harrison at The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil - Photo credit: Cirque du Soleil




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