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FANTASY Celebrates 20th Anniversary at Luxor Hotel and Casino with the Debut of 2020 Calender

The stunning ladies of FANTASY, the award-winning adult revue at the Luxor Hotel and Casino, celebrated its milestone 20th anniversary and the debut of the show’s 2020 calendar, “2020: Vision of Beauty” on Tuesday night, October 15.

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Cast of FANTASY with Anita Mann - Photo credit: Bryan Steffy

In honor of the occasion, the traditional red carpet was swapped for celebratory gold. The showgirls dazzled in pink gowns as they posed for photographers and showed off their calendar pages. Also walking the red carpet were producer and choreographer Anita Mann, Emmy-award winning producer and director Louis J Horvitz, comedian Carrot Top, the cast of “FRIENDS! The Musical Parody” and the cast of Thunder From Down Under, and former singers and dancers of FANTASY who posed for photos with the current cast members.

A preshow reception was held in the Velvet Room where guests sipped on signature cocktails served in gold glasses, enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and mingled with the cast. Afterwards guests entered the Atrium Showroom were Luxor President & COO Cliff Atkinson welcomed everyone and introduced Mann, who shared her personal journey with the show. Following Mann’s remarks, a video highlighting the history of FANTASY was shown and the night continued with a special celebration performance of FANTASY. Host and lead singer, Lorena Peril, impressed the audience with her powerhouse vocals, while the lone male member of the cast, comedian Sean E Cooper kept the audience laughing. During the finale number, “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” all former performers were invited on stage to celebrate the anniversary.

With the release of the calendar, FANTASY will be donating a portion of the proceeds to Opportunity Village, which serves adults in Southern Nevada with intellectual and related disabilities. Opportunity Village helps adults develop job skills, obtain long-term work experience, gain independence and increase self-esteem while broadening their community and social interactions.

FANTASY’s “2020: Vision of Beauty” calendar is priced at $20, including tax, and is available for purchase at various retail locations throughout Luxor, including the Atrium Showroom, and on FANTASY’s website

The Bronx Wanderers Celebrate 1000th show in Las Vegas

The Bronx Wanderers celebrated their 1000th performance in Las Vegas on Thursday, October 10 at the LINQ Hotel & Casino. It marked another milestone for the extremely talented musicians fronted by the charismatic, Bronx born, former chart topping record producer, Vinny Adinolfi, whose dream of headlining on the Las Vegas strip became a reality just three years ago.

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The Bronx Wanderers with producers Alan and Kathy Glist - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

When I first saw the band perform at Bally's in 2016, I gave them a much deserved rave review. Now, appearing at another venue, in a larger room, they have only gotten better, proving they are, without a doubt,  one of the best shows in Las Vegas, by continually delivering a high energy, enjoyable show that will have you coming back over and over again.

Vinny Sr. is the leader of the pack, but it is truly a family affair. Joining him on stage are his two sons, the multi-talented, Vinny “Vin. A” Adinolfi lll, who sings, arranges and plays keyboard and guitar, and drummer extraordinaire, Nicky, along with their extended “family”, an amazing back up band that includes Joe Bari, Fernando Tort and David Braun. The solid group perform an evening of outstanding covers of songs from the early 60's to the present including hits by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and Dion to Queen and Bruno Mars that will have you singing along and getting up to dance at your seat or even in the aisle.

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The Bronx Wanderers - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

Besides great vocals and showmanship, what separates The Bronx Wanderers from other tribute or cover bands is their incredible connection with their audience. When Vinny Sr. shares his background story from humble beginnings in the Bronx to his rise as a successful Las Vegas entertainer, his warm, genuine, and thoroughly likable manner hits a touching chord with everyone. With all they have going for them, it's no wonder that The Bronx Wanderers have built a huge fan base throughout the country that is continually growing.

Their love for their music is infectious and their talent is undeniable. I've said it before and I will say it again; for a spectacular, unforgettable show, put The Bronx Wanderers on your must see list.

The Bronx Wanderers perform at the LINQ Hotel & Casino, Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 9 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. and are dark on Saturdays. Tickets ranging in price from $59.99 to $109 are on sale now and may be purchased online in person at any Las Vegas Caesars Entertainment Box Office.

Donny & Marie Osmond Honored by Las Vegas Walk of Stars at Flamingo Las Vegas

Donny & Marie Osmond were honored by the Las Vegas Walk of Stars in an unveiling ceremony outside of Flamingo Las Vegas on Friday afternoon, October 4. The beloved siblings, who have shared the stage at Flamingo Las Vegas for more than a decade, have now cemented their legacies with a shared star on the Las Vegas Strip.

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Donny & Marie Osmond - Photo credit Denise Truscello

To kick off the program, Robert Alexander, president of Las Vegas Walk of Stars, shared remarks on behalf of the presenting organization while Damian Costa, vice president of entertainment operations for Caesars Entertainment, spoke on behalf of Flamingo. Once the crowd was primed and ready, the dynamic duo took the stage. The entertainers were greeted with an eruption of cheers and adoration from fans upon their arrival. The fans, many of whom traveled far and wide for the event, were rewarded with selfies, hugs and personal thanks from Donny & Marie as they made their entrance. Addressing the crowd, both siblings offered heartfelt gratitude and excitement to have a star at the entrance to their home for over 11 years, Flamingo Las Vegas.  To cap off the special occasion, a county proclamation officially recognized Friday, Oct. 4 as “Donny and Marie Day” in Clark County. 

What began as a six-week concert engagement ended up being so well received that by popular demand, the residency was extended again and again. After entertaining thousands of people through more than 1,700 performances, Donny & Marie will take their final bow at Flamingo on Nov. 16.

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Donny & Marie Osmond - Photo credit Denise Truscello

Donny & Marie perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday in the Donny & Marie Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas, with post-show meet and greet packages available every night except Saturday. Tickets range in price from $95 - $262 (additional service fees apply) and are available at any Las Vegas Caesars Entertainment Box Office.

Las Vegas Sands Joined Global Relief Kit Build Event for Disaster Relief Aid

On Oct. 5, Las Vegas Sands, along with global health organization Clean the World and the American Red Cross, partnered for a world-wide disaster relief kit build and blood drive to support community preparedness and social relief efforts. The sixth annual event was hosted at The Venetian Resort, where hundreds of Venetian Team Members and community volunteers worked together to build 35,000 relief kits filled with basic hygiene amenities.

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Disaster Relif kit - Photo courtesy of The Venetian

The disaster relief kits will be utilized in Southern Nevada to support local charities including: NV Partnership for Homeless Youth, NV Rescue Mission, Nevada Homeless Alliance, US Vets, Communities in Schools, Veterans’ Village and Shade Tree Las Vegas.

“Each year, we look forward to coming together not only as a company, but as a larger community to bring awareness and help, whether it’s through access to a simple necessity such as soap or in-kind support,” said Ron Reese, senior vice president of global communications and corporate affairs at Las Vegas Sands. “We have a responsibility to all of the communities where our Integrated Resorts are located worldwide to ensure we are doing our part to help improve the way of life for all members of the community. Our continued partnership with Clean the World has allowed us to become ambassadors in hygiene education and most importantly, has shown us just how much of an impact of our efforts make when we work together to find how our own resources and abilities can be of service to the issues that our community members are most vulnerable to.”

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Venetian Volunteers - Photo courtesy of The Venetian

“The annual Las Vegas Sands Global Hygiene Kit build has allowed us to distribute over a half a million life-saving kits to individuals and families experiencing crisis in local communities,” said Shawn Seipler, founder and CEO of Clean the World.  “Overall, Las Vegas Sands has contributed over $2 million to our mission, allowing us to expand our programs both in the United States and in Asia. Through the generous support of partners like Sands, we are able to dramatically assist those in need, reduce the spread of hygiene-related illnesses and save millions of lives globally.”

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Venetian Volunteers - Photo courtesy of The Venetian


Volunteers packaging the Clean the World kits
Venetian Volunteers - Photo courtesy of The Venetian

“Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. The Red Cross must collect about 13,000 blood donations every day for patients in need,” said Alan Diskin, executive director, Red Cross of Southern Nevada. “Las Vegas Sands and the Red Cross urges those who have never donated blood, to participate in the blood drive and help sustain the blood supply.”

Big Boys Toys, The World's Premier Innovation & Luxury Lifestyle Exhibition, Made Its Action-Packed Las Vegas Debut

BIG BOYS TOYS, the world’s premier Innovation & luxury lifestyle exhibition, which was stablished in 2009 and previously held in locations such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi, made its Las Vegas debut at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Friday, Oct. 11mthrough Sunday, Oct. 13.

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Big Boys Toys - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

A one-of-a-kind, three-day luxury convention, BIG BOYS TOYS showcased more than 100 international premium brands and limited-edition products ranging from the exhilarating to the luxurious, including the StanCraft Hammerhead, a high-end, customizable wooden boat; the world’s only turbine-powered JB10 JetPack from JetPack Aviation; the Air-Land-Water Atol Aurora amphibian aircraft; the ElectraFlyhybrid-electric personal flying vehicle; customizable sand rails from Sandrail Fabricators, the “King of Sand Terrain;” distinctive furniture created by Russsell Zuhl, using the world’s finest petrified wood; and exquisite pieces of art from Parkwest Gallery.

Attendees had the unique opportunity to be among the world’s first to experience products in more than a dozen categories, including aviation, adventure, fashion, drive, digital, lifestyle, marine, off-road, kid’s world, pet’s world, wellness and woman’s world.

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

FREED’S BAKERY, popular Las Vegas bakery of 60 years, celebrated the grand opening of its new Freed’s Dessert Shop location in Summerlin at 10870 W. Charleston #110, on Wednesday, October 16.

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Freeds Dessert Shop Ribbon Cutting L to R Anthony Fusco, Sarah Fried Fusco, Joan Fried, Bryan Baltazar, Max Jacobson Fried, and Jordyn Hudson - Photo credit: Chris Dunnam

Third-generation Freed’s owner, Max Jacobson-Fried, and second-generation Freed’s owner, Joan Fried, kicked off the celebration with a ceremonial ribbon cutting and were presented with a certificate of recognition by a representative from Councilwomen Victoria Seaman’s office. The group posed for photos and handed out complimentary cupcakes to hundreds of excited guests. Freed’s fans explored the “sweet” new space, won prizes and took photos on the dessert shop’s decorative wall with the “Freed’s Bakery” logo.

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Fried Family at Freeds Dessert Shop in Summerlin - Photo credit: Chris Dunnam

Wednesday morning, October 16, PASHION FOOTWEAR, the world’s first fully convertible heel-to-flat shoe, visited Durango High School to donate 300 pairs to students from Nevada nonprofit, Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates (JNG). Kicking off the company’s new #GetPashionate charity initiative, Pashion Footwear was able to provide 25 students with new professional shoes that will help jumpstart their future career aspirations. An additional 275 pairs of shoes will be dispersed at later dates to other participating Las Vegas high schools.

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Haley Pavone with students at Durango High School - Photo courtesy of Pashion Footwear

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Each Shoe Flawlessly Transitions with the Help of a Patented Removable Heel the Pashion Stelo - Photo courtesy of Pashion Footwear

Haley Pavone, the 23-year-old CEO and founder of Pashion Footwear, was on site at Durango to personally deliver the shoes to the excited group of junior and senior JNG students. Pavone offered words of wisdom and empowering advice on confidence, goal setting and female entrepreneurship. The young students also engaged by asking Pavone questions on business, college and following their dreams.

JNG has helped change the lives of more than 11,000 students in Nevada. This growth has been accomplished with state government and private enterprise coming together to create a diverse funding base for programs that yield a 97 percent graduation rate and cut youth unemployment in half among participants.

As a female-founded company, Pashion is extremely “pashionate” about giving back to women who are pursuing their dreams and going after their goals. The #GetPashionate initiative will partner with different organizations throughout the country to support women in their pursuits for a better future.

The Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE, a public-private partnership that provides corporate and individual donors with an avenue to support key initiatives that enhance the quality of life for the most vulnerable residents within the city of Las Vegas, has received a $40,000 collective donation as part of the AT&T Innovation Exchange to benefit the city’s Courtyard Homeless Resource Center.

The tech-focused event was held at NBA Summer League and hosted by AT&T and ESPN. It is an outgrowth of AT&T’s newly launched initiative, Believe Las VegasSM, designed to support and promote awareness of the issues impacting homeless youth through both hands-on volunteer support and financial contributions.

The Courtyard Homeless Resource Center, open 24/7, offers one-stop access to medical, housing and employment services through a variety of partners. The initial phase of the Courtyard opened in 2017, and now the city is working to expand the property to provide even more services for homeless Las Vegans.

In addition to the donation to benefit the Courtyard Homeless resource Center, The Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE announced it has received four donations totaling $150,000 to help underwrite a Strong Start GO! Mobile Pre-K that takes early learning into city neighborhoods with the greatest need, helping to prepare young learners for school. Designed for children ages three to five, the program provides children and families with an enriched, high-quality pre-kindergarten program of excellence that includes supervised fun and learning in a safe environment.

City National Bank and Terry Helms and the Helms Helps Foundation each donated $50,000, while $25,000 donations were made by the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation and Zappos for Good. Together, these donations will help underwrite the city’s second mobile learning center.

On Wednesday, Oct. 9, SHAQUILLE O'NEAL, REGGIE MILLER AND CHRIS WEBBER sat down with host CABBIE RICHARDS to tape a ONE HOUR SPECIAL OF OPEN COURT, previewing the NBA 2019/2020 season live from the Race & Sports Book at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.

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Shaquille O'Neal, Reggie Miller, Chris Webber, and Cabbie Richards - Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

Donning attire fit for a Caesar, complete with a sword and shield, O’Neal kicked off the event with a royal entrance accompanied by an eruption of cheers from enthusiastic fans 

surrounding the first-of-its-kind Bleacher Report-branded studio at the Race & Sports Book. Throughout the taping, O’Neal, Miller and Webber discussed the biggest NBA storylines with Richards, making predictions for what the NBA Finals will look like and who they think could be the MVP of the season. The retired NBA players also took time to answer questions from fans who were eager to step up to the microphone. The Open Court special aired on Friday, Oct. 18 at 10:30 p.m. ET on TNT.

One of the world’s greatest rock bands – JOURNEY – kicked off their residency to a sold-out crowd inside The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Wednesday evening, October 9.Tickets for performances through Oct. 26 as well as New Year’s Eve week are on sale now. General ticket prices begin at $69, plus applicable tax and fees, and may be purchased in-person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace box office. All shows begin at 8 p.m.

LEGENDS IN CONCERT at Tropicana Las Vegas was ranked #1 music show in Las Vegas by USA TODAY's 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards. Readers chose the legendary production over superstar headliners such as Lady Gaga and Mariah Carey, making Legends in Concert the ultimate must see Vegas spectactular. Legends in Concert performs at Tropicana Las Vegas Monday through Saturday (dark Sunday) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $49.99 (excluding tax and fees). VIP booths and preferred seating are also available, ranging from $59.99 to $79.99 (excluding tax and fees) and can be purchased in person at the Tropicana Box Office.

THE SPARE ROOM INSIDE THE DOWNTOWN GRAND HOTEL & CASINO announces has added Leslie Mckinney's PRESTO! every Wednesday - Sunday at 6 p.m.to its weekly lineup of comedy shows. Experience magic & mystery with a vintage Vegas flair as this comedy magic production, complete with showgirls, gives an all-ages audience a chance to experience grand illusions in an intimate setting. PRESTO! will join Don Barnhart’s Hypnomania (now at 7:30 pm) and Delirious Stand-up Comedy (9:00 pm) as The Spare Room's resident shows. Tickets are on sale now starting $29.99 and available in person at Downtown Grand Box office.

HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO LAS VEGAS has added three new items to the MEMORABILIA EXHIBITION. The Hard Rock Memorabilia Exhibition is located near Pink Taco, off the Paradise parking garage. The exhibit is open Thursday – Monday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., now – Dec. 31, 2019. Admission is FREE, and all ages are welcome. New items include:

 A section of the plane body from Otis Redding’s personal plane. The plane crashed into Lake Mendoda, WI, killing Redding and his bandmates on Dec. 10, 1967.
 Michael Jackson’s signature white right-hand glove covered in clear Swarovski crystals. The glove was the King of Pop’s signature wardrobe item for decades.
 The ponytail of Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia and the scissors that cut it.

New T-MOBILE ARENA TOUR DATES, giving guests a 60-MINUTE BEHIND-THE-SCENES GUIDED TOUR through the No. 1 venue on Billboard Magazine’s 2018 Arena Power List and home of the city’s first professional sports team, the Vegas Golden Knights, are now available: October 30, November 20; 27, December 12; 19; 26. Times: 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Ranging from the stage to the cage, T-Mobile Arena is known for hosting more than 100 events annually including major headline entertainment, awards shows, UFC, boxing, basketball and other sporting events, family shows and special events. T-Mobile Arena Tours feature many locations of the 20,000-seat venue guests may have never seen before while attending an event. Ticket prices start at $24.99 (not including applicable service fees).

Located at MGM GRAND, THE HUNGER GAMES: THE EXHIBITION, based on Lionsgate’s blockbuster film franchise The Hunger Games, is inviting the community to celebrate the Halloween season with $10 ADMISSION FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS (must show Nevada I.D.) and a special ticket rate of $20 for adults and $15 for children for out-of-state visitors from Friday, October 18 through Sunday, November 3. Service fees are included for both offers. Perfect for Halloween costume inspiration, guests have the chance to view some of Hollywood’s most expressive and authentic outfits from The Hunger Games.

MARVEL'S AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N., located at Treasure Island Hotel and Casino, invites the local community and Las Vegas visitors to visit the exhibit for SPECIAL TICKET OFFERS and events. This month, exhibit tickets for all guests are available Monday through Wednesday for just $10 per person. To redeem this offer, guests must use the code “October10” online or in person at the box office.Then on Nevada Day, Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. will CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN WITH A TRICK-OR-TREATING EVENT throughout the attraction on Friday, October 25 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from all tickets and retail sales for the day will benefit the Clark County School District’s S.T.E.M. education initiatives. Admission for the special event is priced at $20 per person (adults and children), with children under 3 free (must show Nevada State I.D.) There is no school for CCSD students, so children are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Marvel super hero, however all costumes are welcome.All trick-or-treaters will receive a special Marvel’s Avengers STATION bag to put all of their goodies in as they visit each exhibit room throughout the attraction. Guests will also enjoy face painting, a balloon artist and a super hero mask making station throughout the exhibit. Tickets may be purchased in person at Marvel Avengers STATION or online at http://www.stationattraction.com/

A portion of FRIENDS! The Musical Parody’s October ticket sales will be donated to SAFENEST, to support survivors of domestic violence. With the code “PURPLE,” guests will receive 25% off and 25% will go to SafeNest. Tickets can be purchased online at theD.com, ivorystar.com or by calling the box office at 702-388-2111. Offer is valid through October 31, 2019.

COMEDIAN LISA LAMPANELLI will perform at COMEDY WORKS INSIDE THE PLAZA HOTEL & CASINO, October 24 – 26. Her show titled, Fat Chance: An Evening of Conversation and Story with Lisa Lampanelli, showcases the former insult comic at her new best. From her humorous storytelling to her lively Q&A with audience members, the no-holds-barred entertainer is truthful, vulnerable, and as hilarious as ever. Ticket prices starting at only $20.

LAS VEGAS-CLARK COUNTY LIBRARIES are “creeping it real” with a week of fun-filled activities for families and kids to CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN. Library branches across the valley are hosting activities including:

Hip Hop Halloween Storytime at Sunrise Library

Thursday, Oct. 24 – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Attendees will explore new dance moves with hip hop interactive music and books.

Halloween Puppet Shows at Clark County Library

Tuesday, Oct. 29 and Thursday, Oct. 31 – 11:30 to 12 p.m. Families can enjoy the interactive puppet show with Pigeon and friends for an afternoon of fun.

Halloween Hullaballoo Puppet Shows at Sunrise Library

Monday, Oct. 28 – Thursday, Oct. 31 – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Attendees can enjoy treats (without tricks!) and spooky Halloween tales for an interactive puppet show.

Truck or Treat at Clark County Library
Tuesday, Oct. 29 – 5 to 7 p.m. Families will have the opportunity to trick-or-treat for candy as well as play games, win prizes and learn more about the library’s resources and partners.

Fairytale Bash at Sahara West Library Wednesday, Oct. 30 – 11 to 12 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favorite fairytale or fantasy character for an afternoon of crafts and games.

After School Fun: Halloween Crafts at Whitney Library

Wednesday, Oct. 30 – 3 to 5 p.m. Participants will create Halloween crafts with opportunities to enjoy STEM activities, art projects and more.

For additional details about Halloween activities available throughout Las Vegas-Clark County library branches and other programs for families and kids, please visit LVCCLD.org.

SAFE STREET invites families to spend a safe and secure Halloween filled with community at its new haunt, WET'N'WILD, October 25-27. The spooktacular weekend of festive trick or treating includes candy stations, live entertainment, photo opportunities, costume contests and more. Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas is located at 7055 S. Fort Apache Road near I-215 and Sunset Road. Tickets are on sale now.

Curating the best indie performances and future playlist favorites, THE WRITER'S BLOCK BOOK AND COFFEE SHOP AND THE LUCY have announced "SONGBIRD," a live music discovery platform benefiting THE YOUNG WRITER'S WORKSHOP. This new concert series aims to give attendees an intimate show featuring the best indie musicians from Las Vegas and beyond. With a support set from Las Vegas' own Sonia Barcelona, Brother Stone & The Get Down (Los Angeles) will headline the launch of this new series on Saturday, October 26th at 7 p.m. Show is free for all ages.

For the first time in the event’s 11 year history, the AIR SEX CHAMPIONSHIPS comes to Las Vegas on Saturday, October 26 from 8pm.to 11 pm. at PLACE ON 7th 115 N 7th St. The Air Sex Championships is a magical blend of coordination, showmanship, humor and interactive storytelling. It’s a comedy show that brings people together in a respectfully dirty, unpredictably ridiculous, and oddly touching celebration of sexual freedom and expression.Tickets are $12 online in advance or $15 at the door.

XAVIER MORTIMER'S MAGICAL DREAM AT BALLY'S LAS VEGAS will offer COMPLIMENTARY GENERAL ADMISSION TO NEVADA RESIDENTS in celebration of NATIONAL MAGIC DAY on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Locals may receive complimentary admission to the show by visiting the Bally’s Las Vegas box office and showing a valid Nevada ID on Wednesday, Oct. 30, subject to availability. The 70-minute, 14 act show is comprised of scenes from Xavier Mortimer’s own dream world and combines comedy, illusions, acrobatics, and original music composed by the French illusionist himself. Mortimer takes audiences through a romantic journey with captivating visuals, clever characters and unexpected twists.
Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream performs at 6 p.m. Friday through Wednesday in the Magic Attic at Bally’s Las Vegas, with tickets starting at $49 for general admission and $69 for VIP, excluding tax and box office fees.

This Halloween, ALL PASSENGERS WEARING THEIR SPOOKTACULAR OR SPACE THEMED COSTUME to a performance of OPIUM by Spiegelworld on Oct. 31 will receive ONE COMPLIMENTARY REGULAR SIZED SPOCKTAIL OR SOFT DRINK. On Oct. 31, the starship OPM 73 will blast off from the OPIUM Theatre inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., giving guests two opportunities to catch the hilarious space odyssey on Halloween night. The evening’s second performance will mark the show’s 800th performance since its intergalactic debut in spring 2018. Complimentary cocktails are subject to availability and patrons must purchase a show ticket to access the bar. OPIUM performs at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday with no shows Monday or Tuesday; performance schedule is subject to change without notice. Tickets start at $69 and can be purchased in-person at the OPIUM box office.

PKWY TAVERN invites goons and goblins to eat, drink and be scary during the spook-tacular HALLOWEEN THEMED BLOCK PARTY on Thursday, Oct. 31. Beginning at 9 p.m., partygoers can celebrate at PKWY Flamingo with a variety of frightening festivities including an inflatable jousting ring, photobooths, live music and LED swing sets, as well as Bacardi cocktail samplings, delicious bar bites and festive drink specials. Later in the evening, PKWY Tavern will leave no trick un-treated or partygoer un-thrilled as revelers who don their sexiest, scariest and most outrages costumes will have the chance to win $1,000, proving there is no better place to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve.

Paranormal magician and master illusionist DAVID SHAREEF, brings his multitude of magical talents to the stage at RON DECAR'S EVENT CENTER 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Known as the ‘Muhammad Ali of Magic,’ Shareef will showcase his esteemed collection of magic, hypnosis and mind reading with engaging humor and mysterious mesmerizing feats.Tickets for David Shareef’s Supernatural Magic are $25 for general admission, $39 for the VIP Buffet which includes a buffet dinner and $42 for the VIP Plated options which includes a plated dinner, plus taxes and fees. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. All minors must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. The Ron DeCar’s Event Center is located at 1201 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas.

CSN FINE ARTS THEATRE PROGRAM presents the Ovation Award Winner, THE IDEA MAN, a biting commentary on class conflict in the modern workforce by playwright Kevin King. Performances run from November 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th, and 9th at 7:00 pm with two matinees on November 3rd and 10th at 2:00 pm in the Backstage Theatre at the North Las Vegas campus on the College of Southern Nevada. General admission tickets for each performance is $12 for adults and $10 for students/seniors. For more information, call the PAC Box Office at 702-651-LIVE (5483).CSN Performing Arts Center is located at 3200 East Cheyenne Avenue in North Las Vegas.

THE COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA, DEPRTMENT OF FINE ARTS will host an exhibition of digital illustration, augmented reality, animation, 3D projection and mixed media installation artwork by artist and Stetson University (FL) Assistant Professor of Digital Arts, DENGKE CHEN. REFRAMING IMAGERY will begin Friday, November 1 and will run through Saturday, December 7, 2019. Dengke Chen will participate in an Artist Talk on Monday, November 4, at 6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery, Room H101, on the North Las Vegas Campus. An Opening Reception with refreshments will follow the Artist Talk. CSN Fine Arts Gallery is 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 is located at the half circle drive near CSN’s main entrance on the North Las Vegas campus.

Jazz enthusiasts will delight in the COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA'S VOCAL JAZZ SOLO NIGHTS CONCERT on Friday, November 1, and Saturday, November 2, at 7:00 PM, in the Jay Morrison Recital Hall located in the Fine Arts Department at the North Las Vegas campus. Audiences will be treated to a rhythmic evening of vocal entertainment as the CSN Jazz Singers take to the stage which includes featured student solo performances, lively ensemble numbers, as well as some traditional jazz pieces to round out the concert event. General admission tickets for each performance is $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. For more information, call the PAC Box Office at 702-651-LIVE (5483).

THE GROVE, a licensed marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas, will host a MEET AND GREET EVENT AS PART OF THE LAUNCH OF NEW PRODUCTS BY MOODY’S MEDICINALS, a health and wellness innovator specializing in both Cannabidiol (CBD) and non-CBD products created by lead singer of Five Finger Death Punch, Ivan Moody. The event will be at The Grove, located on 4647 Swenson St., on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Ivan Moody and purchase the new products. The meet-and-greet will be held on a first come, first served basis.

The 50th Anniversary Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s iconic musical, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, presented by Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, winner of the 2017 Olivier Award® for Best Musical Revival, will make a stop in Las Vegas, where it will play THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Nov. 5-10. Tickets start at $40.

Silver State Equality, Nevada’s statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization, will honor Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist PAULA ABDUL AND NEVADA STATE SENATOR DAVID PARKS at the organization’s INAUGAURAL NEVADA EQUALITY AWARDS on Wednesday, November 6, at Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club located inside The LINQ Promenade.

“Paula Abdul has been both an LGBTQ icon and an outspoken advocate for our community and for people living with HIV — even when others remained silent,” said Silver State Equality State Director André C. Wade.“Senator Parks has been a trailblazing champion in Carson City, where he has provided crucial leadership for the LGBTQ community, passing some of Nevada’s most important civil rights protections during his career. We’re thrilled to honor their advocacy, and we look forward to celebrating the roles they’ve each played in the LGBTQ civil rights movement at the first-ever Nevada Equality Awards.”

In addition to the million-dollars he won during the exciting live Season 14 finale of Americas Got Talent, singer KODI LEE will headline an exclusive engagement known as AMERICA’S GOT TALENT LIVE, to be held in Las Vegas Nov. 7 - 10 in the PARIS THEATER at PARIS LAS VEGAS. Special guests include Season 14 finalists Detroit Youth Choir, comedian Ryan Niemiller, dance group V. Unbeatable and violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa.Tickets begin at $59, plus additional taxes and fees.

The creative team of MADMEAT (known worldwide for their provocative artistic prints and greeting cards) at THE EROTIC HERITAGE MUSEUM will host a ONE-NIGHT SALE OF MADMEAT ART PRINTS AND CARDS, ALONG WITH THE RELEASE OF IRRESISTIBLE ILLUSION on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 6-9pm. In his book, Irresistible Illusion, author Eddie Edson takes readers on a journey through sexual discovery, acceptance, and adventure; leading to an awareness that most people’s reality of life is a facade. Anyone purchasing Irresistible Illusion that night at the Erotic Heritage Museum will also receive two free Madmeat greeting cards. The Erotic Heritage Museum, located at 3275 South Sammy Davis Jr. Drive in Las Vegas, has the largest collection of Madmeat products for retail sales.

In honor of the land of the free and home of the brave, BEER PARK AT PARIS LAS VEGAS will offer MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS with a 20 PERCENT DISCOUNT THIS VETERANS DAY on Monday, Nov. 11.  All veterans and active-duty service members who present a valid military ID will receive a 20 percent discount to thank them for their service. BEER PARK also always offers a 10 percent discount to military personnel every day of the year. The discount can be applied toward any of BEER PARK’s 100 beer selections, including 36 on draft, as well as reimagined stadium cuisine.

FLEETWOOD MAC'S FINAL show of their 2018/2019 sold out world tour will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Produced by Live Nation, the tour featured the newly minted line-up of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie along with newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn. The group received critical and fan acclaim at every show, with rave reviews. Tickets for the FINAL show range in price from $99 to $750 (not including applicable service charges).

Rock legend BILLY IDOL has extended his residency at The Pearl inside Palms Casino Resort into 2020. Additional performances added are: March 6-7, 11, 13-14.Tickets for Billy Idol: Las Vegas are $39.50 - $159.95, plus applicable fees. Doors at 8 p.m., show time 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Pearl Concert Theater box office or any Station Casinos Rewards Center.

Global phenomenon ANDRE RIEU, the “King of Waltz” who has made classical music accessible to mainstream audiences, will bring his Johann Strauss Orchestra back to the USA in 2020. André Rieu will perform at T-Mobile Arena Friday, March 20, 2020. Tickets starting at $65 (not including applicable service charges) go on sale Saturday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m.PST.

Upcoming Openings:

Founders Haibin Yang and David Zhao, known for Chubby Cattle and Xiang Hotpot, will soon debut all-new Asian fusion concept, THE X POT inside the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas. Set to open this winter, the restaurant will offer an immersive hotpot dining experience with a specially crafted menu, pairing traditional style and reinvented flavors, that is sure to amaze.

Celebrity sightings:

Friday night, October 18...

Blue Man Group Las Vegas celebrated 25 Years of the beloved TV show "Friends" with a special performance. James Michael Tyler, known for his role as Gunther, manager at Central Perk joined the Blue Men on stage during the crowd favorite “Feast” scene. Fans were also surprised when the show’s iconic theme song by The Rembrandts, “I’ll Be There For You” played during the performance.

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James Michael Tyler - Photo courtesy of Blue Man Group

Thursday, October 17...

Vegas Golden Knights’ superstar forward Ryan Reaves took over Hyde Lounge at T-Mobile Arena for a post-game party and to celebrate the launch of his new beer, Dawn Breaker. Throughout the night, Reaves signed autographs and treated fans to a special Q&A session hosted by Wayne “Big D” Danielson. Vegas Golden Knights defenseman and NHL standout, Deryk Engelland, public-address announcer Bruce Cusick, and singer Carnell “Golden Pipes” Johnson, also joined the festivities to commemorate their victory against the Ottawa Senators earlier that evening.

Deryk Engelland and Carnell Golden Pipes Johnson at Hyde Lounge at TMA 10.17.19
Deryk Engelland and Carnell Golden Pipes Johnson at Hyde Lounge - Photo courtesy of Hyde Lounge

Ryan Reaves celebrates victory against the Ottawa Senators at at Hyde Lounge at TMA 10.17.19
Ryan Reaves celebrates victory against the Ottawa Senators at at Hyde Lounge - Photo courtesy of Hyde Lounge

Wayne Big D Danielson hosts QA session with Ryan Reaves at Hyde Lounge at TMA 10.17.19
Wayne Big D Danielson hosts QA session with Ryan Reaves at Hyde Lounge - Photo courtesy of Hyde Lounge

Tuesday, October 15...

Las Vegas headliner, renowned magician Criss Angel attended Hans Klok: The World’s Fastest Magician at Excalibur Hotel & Casino.

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Criss Angel visits Hans Klok - Photo courtesy of Excalibur Hotel & Casino

Saturday, Oct. 12...

Five-time Grammy Award-winning country artist Shania Twain and her husband were spotted attending the 8 p.m. performance of Opium at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Friday, Oct. 11...

Lineal heavyweight champion and notable ‘Gypsy King,’ Tyson Fury and the undefeated Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather were seen partying inside the famed JEWEL Nightclub at ARIA Resort & Casino .

Just down the Strip, OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace welcomed the world’s most popular female golfer and newlywed, Michelle Wie, as she celebrated her 30th birthday with a crew including her new husband Jonnie West.

Thursday, October 10..

Spotted at the 1000th performance of The Bronx Wanderers at The LINQ, were singer Daniel Emmet, a finalist on 2018's America's Got Talent, and comedy legend Pat Cooper.

Sunday, October 6...

Superstar actor/producer and musician Johnny Depp, made a surprise appearance at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. He joined the popular band Stone Temple Pilots on stage to perform “Down” and “Sex Type Thing” during the encore of their show with Rival Sons.

Friday, October 4...

Tivoli Village welcomed Real Housewives of Orange County Star Emily Simpson for an evening out at the Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival. Simpson was joined by her husband Shane and two close friends. Simpson and her group began the night with dinner at Hamptons. Following dinner, Simpson was spotted posing for photos with various celebrity chefs at the festival including Executive Chef Matt Fresinski of V&E Restaurant Group, Executive Chef Jay Bogsinske of Wild Thyme Group and Executive Chef Sean Kinoshita, formerly of Tao Group.


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