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Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Unveils New Dazzling Autumn Display

Embracing the vibrant sights of the season, Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens has unveiled its new autumn display, open through November 25, inviting guests to wander through the enchanting landscapes featuring exotic peacocks and mystical creatures.

The Conservatory’s exhibit, envisioned by renowned designer Ed Libby and the Bellagio Horticulture team, encompasses the essence of fall with thousands of flowers rich in hues of umber, sienna and amber. The dazzling display includes subtle nods to Libby’s travels to India, seen prominently in the use of stunning, flower-encrusted peacocks. Symbolizing strength, beauty and renewal, male peacocks molt their tails at the end of each summer, similar to the way trees lose their leaves in autumn each year.

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Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Unveils New Dazzling Autumn Display - Photo courtesy of Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

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Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Unveils New Dazzling Autumn Display - Photo courtesy of Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

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Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Unveils New Dazzling Autumn Display - Photo courtesy of Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

The journey begins in the East Garden as guests, surrounded by magnificent vegetation, walk through a 25-foot circular dome draped in gold and burgundy vines, decorative tassels and elaborate yellow leaves. Four ornate chandeliers, embellished with crystals and rust-colored foliage, illuminate a soft glow over the pathway, guiding visitors to the centerpiece of the harvest season display.

Capturing attention as guests walk through the entryway, are two striking 19-foot peacocks rest among two 24-foot massive trees within the West Garden. Consisting of over 14,000 chestnut, marigold and blue-colored preserved roses, the exotic birds’ 24-foot-long tails cascade around a waterfall nestled between the birds as a striking array of translucent leaves float high above.

In addition to the stunning new additions, several classic pieces return to the installation. In the South Garden, a 28-foot enchanted talking tree and three lively scarecrows welcome guests to the Conservatory. Steps away in the North Garden, three mythical creatures beckon guests closer to the garden, featuring a fountain overtaken by fog and surrounded by two topiary acorns made from 1,700 flowers.

Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is FREE to the public and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Former NBA player Jerome “Junkyard Dog” Williams teams up with Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities For Specialized Clinic

The Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities at Touro University Nevada teamed up with former NBA player Jerome “Junkyard Dog” Williams on Sunday, Sept. 10, to host a free basketball clinic for local children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities. Many children with developmental disabilities have never had the opportunity to participate in team sports so this free clinic provided a safe and fun environment for them to learn educational tools like teamwork while developing core basketball skills.

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Jerome “Junkyard Dog” Williams at 2017 CADD Basketball Camp

Split into two sessions during the day, Williams and his team worked alongside Touro University Nevada student volunteers, and clinicians to teach attendees a variety of basketball drills, tactics and teamwork fundamentals. All children participating in the clinic received lunch, a t-shirt, mini basketball and a backpack filled with healthy snacks and other items. 

The Touro Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities opened in 2008 as a state-of-the-art facility designed with the special needs of children with developmental disabilities in mind. The facility offers multiple evidence-based therapy services for children 18 months to 12 years; as well as diagnostic neuropsychological evaluations for children 18 months to 17 years.

Bartenders compete in Bartender Legends, Tequila Herradura's second national cocktail competition

On Monday, September 18, regional bartenders competed in the 2017 Bartender Legends at Omnia Nightclub, 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, sponsored by Tequila Herradura.

Putting their mixing skills to the test, bartenders battled it out to create the best tequila cocktails in town. Using their original recipes that were named the best in Las Vegas, two winners, Tim Weigel and Nick Hipwell, were chosen to advance to the finals held at the historic Casa Herradura distillery in Mexico, where only one will win it all.

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Las Vegas Herradura Bartender Legends Competition - Photo courtesy of Omnia Nightclub

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Las Vegas Herradura Bartender Legends Competition - Photo courtesy of Omnia Nightclub

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Las Vegas Herradura Bartender Legends Competition - Photo courtesy of Omnia Nightclub

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Las Vegas Herradura Bartender Legends Competition - Photo courtesy of Omnia Nightclub

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Las Vegas Herradura Bartender Legends Competition - Photo courtesy of Omnia Nightclub

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Las Vegas Herradura Bartender Legends Competition - Photo courtesy of Omnia Nightclub

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Las Vegas Herradura Bartender Legends Competition - Photo courtesy of Omnia Nightclub

In addition to creating their own version of the original Horseshoe Margarita, participating bartenders were tasked with creating and presenting a twist on a classic cocktail made with Tequila Herradura. Bartender Legends, a national cocktail competition conducted by Liquor.com and the United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG), allows bartenders across the country to showcase their creativity and expertise through uniquely-crafted tequila cocktails. Monday’s event saw nine entries from the area.

After beating out their competitors at the regional level, Weigel and Hipwell will move on to the next round of the competition, where they will compete with winning bartenders from the thirteen other participating markets. As finalists, Weigel and Hipwell will be given an all-expense paid trip to historic Casa Herradura, the last true tequila-producing hacienda on the planet, where they will compete in the national finale. Using the finest ingredients, including local fruit variants sourced directly from the grounds of the Casa, finalists will have the opportunity to create a truly original Tequila Herradura-inspired cocktail for the chance to win it all. During the trip, bartenders will also experience a VIP distillery tour, receive brand education and training, as well as explore popular and historic Mexico attractions.

“Everytime I go to the local authentic mexican grocery stores I always check out the unique candies they have,” Weigel said “these are not like American candy.”

Weigel’s winning tequila cocktail recipe was inspired by candy flavors that are salty and tangy, and lightly spicy. He chose the tamarind flavored candy (Zumbaleta) which sparked the inspiration. Hipwell’s winning tequila cocktail recipe was inspired by the combination of pear juice, rosemary infused honey and cinnamon.

“I was inspired to make this cocktail while exploring my local farmers market,” Hipwell said “seeing which fruits were beginning to come into season as summer is starting to end. With the taste of juicy pear still in my mouth I began brainstorming what tequila and spices would go best to make a great margarita.”

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

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas kicked off Las Vegas’ only authentic OKTOBERFEST celebration with magicians of the century, SIEGFRIED & ROY, striking the first mallet on Friday, Sept. 15. This year marks the restaurant’s 14th annual event and the 13th year the famous duo has served as honorary keg tappers.

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Franz Krondorfer, Klaus Gastager, Siegfried & Roy, and Tony Sinzge - Photo credit: Bryan Haraway

RICARDO LAGUNA kept the celebration going as the celebrity keg tapper on Saturday, Sept. 16.In what has become an annual tradition for the professional BMX dirt jumper, Laguna entered the beer hall on his bike doing a wheelie and performing tricks for the crowd while wearing a lederhosen. After the keg tapping, Laguna posed for photos with fans and enjoyed the restaurant’s delicious German/Bavarian food and authentic Oktoberfestbier with family and friends.

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Ricardo Laguna 0 Photo courtesy of Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas

The 14th annual Oktoberfest celebration runs through October 31 and features Oktoberfest Stein-Holding contests, live entertainment, bar games, prizes and celebrity keg tappings every weekend. The stars of the popular television show “Tanked” will tap the keg  on Friday, Sept. 22. Then, on Saturday, Sept. 23, the rockers from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s show, “Raiding the Rock Vault” will bring their rock ‘n’ roll antics to the Hofbräuhaus stage as they tap the keg.

Global music sensation CELINE DION returned to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Sept. 19 to resume her Las Vegas residency following a sold-out summer tour that played 25 shows in 15 cities across Europe. During her performance, Céline addressed the sold-out crowd about the ongoing hurricane devastation and announced relief and recovery donations to benefit the American Red Cross will be collected during her Las Vegas shows at The Colosseum. Céline, along with partners AEG Presents and Caesars Entertainment, will match the donated funds.

World-renowned magician duo PENN & TELLER premiered their highly-anticipated FIRST SLOT GAME from Everi amidst fans at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Penn & Teller were joined by Rio All-Suite General Manager, Steve Ellis, and Dean Ehrlich EVP and Games Business Leader of Everi, for the world debut of the game. Fans anxiously awaited the reveal as Penn & Teller removed the red covering to show the sleek machine in Everi’s brand new Empire MPX™ Cabinet. Penn placed a commemorative bet of $100 into the game, and hit a magical bonus, bringing his winnings to $286.20.

Penn & Teller launch their new Penn & Teller Slot Game at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Photo credit: David Becker

(L-R) Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino General Manager, Steve Ellis; Penn Jillette; Teller; Dean Ehrlich, Executive Vice President and Games Business Leader of Everi, launch the all-new new Penn & Teller Slot Game at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Photo credit: David Becker

The creation of the Penn & Teller slot game was over two years in the making as the duo was extremely involved in the creative process with the team at Everi. From the look to the bonuses to the characters, Penn & Teller provided input.  As the most influential magical duo in history, the Penn & Teller slot game features some of their most iconic magic tricks woven into a one-of-a-kind slot machine experience. Loaded with random events, a fun Mystery Wild® feature and a brand new Wheel concept, this game is sure to keep players on the edge of their seats. Later in the week the Penn & Teller slot games rolled out to other Caesars Entertainment resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, including Harrah’s Las Vegas, Caesars Palace, Flamingo Las Vegas, Bally’s Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

THE BRONX WANDERERS celebrated their FIRST ANNIVERSARY of performing at Bally’s Las Vegas, on September 22. Since opening a year ago, the most energetic show on the Las Vegas Strip has performed more than 360 shows for over 70,00 fans! Seven nights a week at 6 p.m., the trio, Vinny and his two sons - Vinny “The Kid” and Nicky “Stix” - flanked by their top-notch band, effortlessly bring to life songs from the beginning of Rock ‘N’ Roll right through today’s greatest hits. The best 90 minutes of America’s Rock ‘N’ Roll songbook on the Las Vegas Strip has attracted fans from all over the world, who flock to see the group perform hits made famous by the likes of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Dion, the Beach Boys, Queen, Bruno Mars, Coldplay and many others.

“It has been such a joy to see people from all over the world, in their 20s into their 80s, coming to the show over the past year. By the end of the show, everyone is jumping to their feet, clapping and dancing along with the music!” said Kathi Glist, one of the show’s producers. “Not only are we proud of how successful the show has been, but also of how The Bronx Wanderers have been welcomed into the Las Vegas community and have given back by volunteering their time to various local organizations.”

Tickets for The Bronx Wanderers are $69.99, $79.99 and $99.99 for VIP seating which includes a front pass for a meet and greet with the cast. Pricing includes all additional fees. Locals can purchase premium seats for $34.50 (additional fees apply) when they mention the code BWLOCAL.

ELIXIR– A Local Lounge, Green Valley’s hottest place to ‘Relax, Dine and Play,’ invites guests to get dazzled up in their best masquerade ensemble and cheers in CELEBRATION OF THEIR 4TH ANNIVERSARY. On Saturday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m., all of Elixir’s friends and family can have a ball with an evening of giveaways, drink specials, a dinner buffet, a costume contest, and live music from Las Vegas’ very own The Parametrics. Elixir is located on 2920 N. Green Valley Pkwy. This FREE, fun-filled celebration is for guests 21 or older with a valid ID.

In what has become a tradition every year, Las Vegas was the epicenter of this year’s Mexican Independence Weekend, as Live Nation Las Vegas brought Latin music's hottest superstars to the Las Vegas Strip to perform live in concert for more than 80,000 fans. Performers included MANÁ, ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ, MARC ANTHONY, MARCO ANTONIO SOLÍS, JENNIFER LOPEZ, RICKY MARTIN, RICARDO ARJONA AND MIGUEL BOSÉ. MANÁ becomes the first Latin act to sell out two arena concerts on the holiday weekend. ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ is the first Latin artist to headline a solo concert at T-Mobile Arena.

12 year old singing ventriloquist, DARCI LYNNE, the winner of NBC’s top-rated summer series America’s Got Talent will be headlining an exclusive engagement of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT LIVE, a stage show version of the NBC #1 rated television show of the summer, on Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday, Nov. 4 in the PH Showroom at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The starring role in America’s Got Talent Live is in addition to the million dollar cash prize being sought by a diverse group of acts from around the country. Tickets went on sale to the public beginning Friday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets range in price from $55 to $185, plus additional taxes and fees.

Fresh off of their performance at the Monterey Jazz Festival, UNLV JAZZ ENSEMBLE I, AND THE UNLV LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE, perform at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24 in Artemus Ham Concert Hall in honor of UNLV's 60th anniversary. The concert also celebrates the release of their latest CD, "Rail Trails/Latin Journey III." Admission is $10. Discounted tickets are available. All students may receive one free ticket with valid ID. For tickets call 702-895-ARTS (2787).

The Nevada Conservatory Theatre opens its 2017-18 season Sept. 29 with TAKE ME OUT by Richard Greenberg in the JUDY BAYLEY THEATRE at UNLV. Through the lens of America’s beloved pastime, playwright Greenberg probes the veins of racial and cultural tension that underpin our society and shows how the love of a game could unite, or divide, us all. Show Dates/Times are 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29, 30 Oct. 5, and 2 p.m. Oct. 1, 7,.Tickets are priced at $33 for reserved seating Section A and $27.50 for reserved seating Section B. Discounts are available.

The UNLV Performing Arts Center is proud to welcome American violinist, composer, and arranger TAYLOR DAVIS in her first solo concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29. A YouTube sensation, her videos have been viewed over 250 million times, and her most recent album debuted at #6 on the Billboard classical music chart. Tickets to Taylor Davis are $50, $40, $30, $20, and can be purchased by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787). Student rush tickets are $10 each (not inclusive of the facilities fee) and available one hour prior to each event, based on availability and with valid student ID. UNLV faculty and staff discounts also are available. A $1.50 facilities fee, in addition to the ticket price, is charged on all Performing Arts Center tickets.

With NATIONAL COMIC BOOK DAY just around the corner, the superheroes over at Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. at Treasure Island are on a special mission to collect as many comic and reading books as possible from the local community to donate to the Houston Independent School District and help replace damaged books in schools and libraries that were affected by Hurricane Harvey. Comic book fans and avid readers are encouraged to bring in at least one new or gently-read comic or book, Monday, Sept. 25 – Friday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. (last entry is at 9 p.m.) at Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Those who make a donation will receive $10 off their admission into the superhero attraction. All books will be donated to the Houston Independent School District, so donors should make sure that books are appropriate for Pre-K to 5th Grade students.

THE PLAZA HOTEL & CASINO in downtown Las Vegas will debut a RENOVATED BINGO HALL on Sept. 27 to give guests an even better bingo experience and will offer higher prize amounts for its upcoming Super Bingo tournaments in October and December. Located on the third floor of the Plaza, the bingo room will be refreshed with new carpet, chairs, and tables with 200 fixed base electronic bingo units and offer more charging stations and electrical outlets for guests to use. To celebrate the updates, the Plaza’s bingo room will offer free cake and champagne to bingo players at the 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. bingo sessions on Monday, Oct. 2

MAGICAL MEMORIES FEATURING DISNEY FINE ART will host A BLACK AND WHITE WEEKEND CELEBRATING OSWALD THE LUCKY RABBIT SEPT. 29 – OCT 1. Artist, Filmmaker and Author of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: The Search for the Lost Cartoons, Dave Bossert, will be on hand for book signings and meet and greets, and there will be special performances by The Broadway Collective of the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. The public is invited to dress in their favorite black and white fashions and visit the gallery throughout the weekend at the flagship gallery inside The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

The ‘90s punk group THE OFFSPRING will partner with longtime American band SUBLIME WITH ROME for an anticipated concert at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) on Friday, September 29. Tickets start at $20.

Comedians Adam Ferrara and Ryan Hamilton will co-headline and bring a night of laughs and fun to the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 1. Tickets are $23.75 and $26.75 (plus taxes and fees).

Internationally acclaimed art critic and former UNLV faculty member DAVE HICKEY returns to UNLV for two very special lectures in the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum auditorium. The first lecture, "On Art," is 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25. The second lecture, "On Writing," is 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2. Hickey is known for his arguments against academicism and in favor of the effects of rough-and-tumble free markets on art. His critical essays have been published in two volumes: The Invisible Dragon: Four Essays on Beauty (1993) and Air Guitar: Essays on Art and Democracy (1997).

UNLV College of Fine Arts Dean Nancy J. Uscher, the Marjorie Barrick Museum, and the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery invite you to an EVENING OF SPECTACULAR CELEBRATION marking the 60th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BARRICK MUSEUM from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m on Friday, Oct. 6 in the Barrick Museum. Champagne, wine, and hors d’oeuvres will be served.​ It is FREE and open to the public. The event honors the Las Vegas arts community for its dedicated support of the arts and culture in Southern Nevada as the Barrick opens its Fall exhibitions, Preservation and liminal.

California Pizza Kitchen, located at 10945 Oval Park Drive in Downtown Summerlin, will be holding a FUNDRAISER FOR SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN OPEN on October 5. Customers who mention Shriners Hospitals for Children Open to their server will be able to give back to the organization. The restaurant will donate 20 percent of their check to Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, a PGA TOUR event that benefits Shriners Hospitals for Children. Purchases include dine-in, takeout, catering and all beverages. The restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Oct. 5.

For one night only watch your favorite UK celebrities perform in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas. Showbiz legends BERNIE CLIFTON, BOBBY CRUSH, ANITA HARRIS, CANNON AND BALL, KENNY LYNCH, SU POLLARD, MICK MILLER, AND JESS CONRAD take to the Orleans Casino Showroom stage, Saturday, October 7th at 7:00pm, for a night to remember. If you would like to get FREE tickets to the live taping of LAST LAUGH IN VEGAS at the Orleans Casino Showroom, you may RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .Provide your name and number of guests. Confirmation and further information will be sent out via email. The minimum age for attendance at this show is 21. Successful applicants will be notified as quickly as possible by email with their e-ticket. All tickets are issued free of charge, are strictly non-transferable, and limited to a first-come, first-served basis.

THE SALVATION ARMY WOMEN'S AUXILIARY SOUTHERN NEVADA cordially invites the Las Vegas community to celebrate the changing of the seasons, while raising money for a great cause. Enjoy an afternoon of delicious food and live entertainment from renowned pianist and vocalist Luggnutt at the 21st ANNUAL FALL LUNCHEON AND SILENT AUCTION on Saturday, Oct. 7, inside the Esplanade Room at the Orleans Hotel & Casino. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the luncheon begins at Noon. Tickets are $45 per person, with tables of 10 available for $450 each. The proceeds will benefit The Salvation Army Southern Nevada’s programs and services.

RICK HARRISON of HISTORY'S hit reality show "Pawn Stars" leads his 4TH ANNUAL PAWN STARS POKER RUN to benefit the EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF NEVADA on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. Harrison is a spokesperson for the national Epilepsy Foundation, dedicated to helping promote their mission by bringing attention to the greater need for epilepsy awareness, education and acceleration of new seizure therapies. Harrison will lead motorcycle riders through Las Vegas starting at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. The 100-year old historic Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings, NV and the Porchlight Grille are among the stops around the city. The final stop brings the riders back into downtown Las Vegas to Pawn Plaza for the official after party featuring a raffle, live band and catering by Rick’s Rollin Smoke BBQ & Tavern. Participants will have their chance to win $2,000 for best hand and one of two Kawasaki Z125 2017 bikes, among many other prizes. For more information, or to register, visit: pokerrun2017.eventbrite.com

CSN’s Music program is proud to present their MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER CONCERT. This concert event is designed to raise money for the Joe Williams, Richard McGee and Tom Ferguson Scholarship Funds which are used to assist the music program students at the College of Southern Nevada to achieve their educational goals. This year’s concert will feature the exhilarating music of CSN’s Concert Band conducted by one of CSN’s most accomplished educators and performers in the music program, Dr. Richard McGee; the dynamic vocals of the Chamber Chorale and the rhythmic sounds of CSN’s popular Jazz Singers under the direction of CSN’s talented and distinguished vocal educator, Dr. Mark Wherry.The concert takes place on Tuesday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre at the North Las Vegas campus. General admission tickets for this special event are $15 for students and seniors. The CSN Performing Arts Center is located at 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. in North Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation kicks off  its annual “JINGLE BELL RUN” FUNDRAISER on October 12th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00  p.m. in The Coaches Room of Parkway Tavern, Tivoli Village, located at 450 South Rampart, it was announced by Catherine Rhinehart, Development Director of Southern Nevada. “The ‘Jingle Bell Run’ is a fun event for the whole family (including pets)” said  Rinehart, “and so is our kick off party.  We will have games for both children and adults with some fabulous prizes, several raffles, a snowball toss, a candy cane scavenger hunt and other fun activities.” Residents that participate in the Jingle Bell Run will experience the power of standing together to fight arthritis and giving back to the community. To learn more about the Jingle Bell Run or to register, visit Jingle Bell Run.

Clark County Parks and Recreation presents the 24th Annual AGE OF CHIVALRY RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL as it returns to Sunset Park (2601 E. Sunset Rd. Las Vegas) Oct. 13-15. Traveling back through centuries when knights and fair maidens, minstrels and the Royal Court ruled the world, the festivities begin on Friday, Oct. 13 and feature a variety of shows each day, more than 100 artisans, historical reenactments and plenty of food and drink to satisfy the masses.

90's Pop stars/Grammy Award winning trio, WILSON PHILLIPS performs at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Pkwy., for the first time next month. The concert, which is part of the venue’s 15th anniversary, is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Oct. 13. Tickets start at $40.50 per person.

The Henderson Pavilion’s anniversary season also includes the following concerts: BARKING WITH THE BEATLES, produced and promoted by Connor and Millie’s Dog Rescue, on Sept. 30; GET THE LED OUT, the American Led Zeppelin, on Oct. 7; AIR1 POSITIVE HITS TOUR FEATURING SKILLET, on Oct. 14; and the HENDERSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA on Oct. 20. Ticket prices vary for each show.

Pioneering indoor attraction company, Monster Mini Golf, will unlock a door to a new dimension with its new, indoor entertainment experience on the Las Vegas Strip: THE TWILIGHT ZONE BY MONSTER MINI GOLF®. Opening at Bally’s® Las Vegas this fall, the second Las Vegas Monster Mini Golf® location will invite visitors to enter a 10,000-square-foot parallel universe including a 18-hole, blacklight miniature golf course as inspired by the hit television series and as designed by Monster Mini Golf® founder, Christina Vitagliano. “All Monster Mini Golf® locations focus on creating interactive entertainment experiences entirely dedicated to fun,” said Vitagliano. “Our aim is to construct captivating spaces for our guests, so it’s natural to partner with The Twilight Zone to build an experience that will surely transport visitors to the fifth dimension.”

Celebrity sightings...

Friday night, September 22…
International superstars and Multi-platinum female group, Little Mix, made a special appearance at Las Vegas’ sizzling new production, Magic Mike Live at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. In town for a performance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, Jade Thirlwall, Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Ann Pinnock enjoyed the sultry performance from a VIP seating area.
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 Jade Thirlwall, Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Ann Pinnock - Photo courtesy of Magic Mike Live

Thursday, September 21...

Rapper, producer and actor Ja Rule was spotted at  Mike Tyson Undisputed Truth – Round 2 at MGM Grand. Following the show, the New York natives met backstage to chat and take photos.

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Mike Tyson and Ja Rule - Photo courtesy of MGM Grand Las Vegas

Wednesday, September 20...

R&B singer, dancer and songwriter Jason Derulo and hip-hop artist Flo Rida were spotted enjoying a night out at 1 OAK Nightclub inside The Mirage. Arriving at around 1:30 a.m. with a large group of guests, Derulo reportedly stopped by the nighttime hot spot, which was hosting its weekly industry night, to continue celebrating his upcoming 28th birthday.

Popular rapper Flo Rida arrived around 1 a.m. with about eight guests, which included fellow rapper and reality TV star Flava Flav.

Tuesday night, September 19...

Celebrating his 28th birthday a few days early,  Jason Derulo, was spotted enjoying the acclaimed Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil® at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. A self-proclaimed Michael Jackson fan, he attended the show with a large group of friends, including former Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood cast member and rapper Sincere Show.

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Jason Derulo with full cast of Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil® - Photo courtesy of Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil®

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Jason Derulo with cast of Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil® - Photo courtesy of Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil®

Monday, September 18...

GRAMMY® Award-winner and international recording artist Ricky Martin, his partner and two children attended KA by Cirque du Soleil at MGM Grand. Following the curtain close, Martin headed backstage for a quick meet-and-greet with the show’s cast.

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Singer Ricky Martin with the cast of KA - Photo courtesy of KA by Cirque Du Soliel

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Singer Ricky Martin with the cast of KA - Photo courtesy of KA by Cirque Du Soliel

Sunday, September 17...

WWE Superstar Danielle Moinet “Summer Rae” dined at brothers David and Michael Morton’s MB Steakhouse at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Following dinner, Summer Rae made her way upstairs for MB Steak’s ‘The Magic Hour,’ a Sunday night post-show party with DJs, dancing and drinks.

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Danielle Moinet at MB Steak - Photo credit: AnaLisa McMath

World-renowned magician and famed Las Vegas headliner, David Copperfield, enjoyed Mike Tyson Undisputed Truth – Round 2, the new one-man show at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club inside MGM Grand.

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David Copperfield visits Mike Tyson at "Mike Tyson Undisputed Truth" - Photo courtesy of MGM Grand Las Vegas

David Copperfield spent his birthday enjoying an extraordinary performance of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil inside The Mirage Hotel & Casino. Following the show, Copperfield went backstage for an exclusive meet-and-greet, enjoyed a surprise rendition of “Happy Birthday” and posed for a photo with the talented and gracious cast.

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Davic Copperfield with cast of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil - Photo courtesy of by Cirque du Soleil

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Davic Copperfield with cast members of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil - Photo courtesy of by Cirque du Soleil

UFC stars Corey Anderson, Karl “Baby K” Roberson and Rex “T-Rex” Harris took flight at Vegas Indoor Skydiving. Following their flight, Anderson, Ultimate Fighter 19 winner, Roberson, Contender Series winner, and Harris, of the World Series of Fighting, posed for photos with fans.

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Rex Harris, Karl Roberson, and Corey Anderson at Vegas Indoor Skydiving - Photo courtesy of at Vegas Indoor Skydiving

In the afternoon, Jermaine Dupri took over the dayclub at TAO Beach in The Venetian with a special set for party-goers.

In the evening, French Montana hosted the Official Chivas Regal Fight After Party and gave a blowout performance at Marquee Nightclub in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Before taking the stage at Marquee, French Montana fueled up at Beauty & Essex in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas with a group of 19 that included singer Ashanti.

Also at Beauty & Essex was actor Jamie Foxx who headed to Marquee after dinner to take in French Montana's performance from a VIP booth.

Across the dining room, "Scream Queens" star Abigail Breslin was seen enjoying dinner with her boyfriend and friends at Beauty & Essex.

International DJ David Guetta was also seen at Beauty & Essex.

Over at LAVO in The Palazzo, recording artist Kesha was spotted having dinner with friends after her concert earlier in the night.

Friday night, September 15...

Three-time WBA title champion and current WBC lightweight title holder, Miguel “Mikey” Garcia hosted Friday night’s after-party at Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop at Paris Las Vegas.

Garcia was joined by UFC fighter Nate Diaz, who famously won against reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor. Floyd Mayweather Sr., father and trainer of five-division boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., was also present at the after-party.

Actor, comedian and screenwriter Marlon Wayans kicked off fight weekend in Las Vegas at Mike Tyson Undisputed Truth - Round 2. Following the show, the "Marlon" star joined the "Baddest Man on The Planet" backstage for photos.

Marlon Wayans
Marlon Wayans visits Mike Tyson at "Mike Tyson Undisputed Truth" - Photo courtesy of MGM Grand Las Vegas

Grammy award winning artist Jermaine Dupri manned the decks  at TAO Nightclub in The Venetian pumping out hit after hit.

Jermaine Dupri at TAO 9.15.17
Jermaine Dupri at TAO - Photo credit: Woody Hugh/Tony Tran Photography

Magician David Copperfield was seen enjoying dinner at Beauty & Essex in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Thursday night, September 14...

TAO Group celebrated the 12th anniversary of TAO Las Vegas with a special edition of Worship Thursday. Longtime TAO Group residents DJ Vice and Eric Dlux manned the decks and provided the soundtrack to the party. In the crowd was recording artist Rio Santana taking in the party with friends.

VICE and DJ Five at TAO 12th Anniversary
DJ Vice and Eric Dlux - Photo credit: Tony Tran

DJ Vice and Eric Dlux at TAO 12th Anniversary
DJ Vice and Eric Dlux at TAO 12th Anniversary - Photo credit: Tony Tran

Wednesday evening, September 13...

Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya celebrated fight week at Topgolf Las Vegas.“The Golden Boy” joined a group of friends and took his swings from the Owner’s Suite on the entertainment complex’s third floor.

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