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The Little Vegas Chapel Celebrated Expansion During Pride Month With Celebrity Commitment Ceremony

The Little Vegas Chapel, an award-winning wedding chapel since 2013 located within downtown Las Vegas’ Neon Gateway near the famed Arts District, celebrated the expansion and grand opening of its new ceremony venue, the Imperial Chapel, on June 14 that began with a ceremonial ribbon cutting at 5:30 pm. with the Las Vegas Chamber and Michael Kelly, managing partner of The Las Vegas Little Chapel. 
Photo credit: Ethan Miller Getty Images
To commemorate the venue opening taking place during Pride Month, City of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman officiated her first-ever celebrity LGBTQ ceremony – a commitment ceremony between iconic Las Vegas entertainer/Queen of the Strip, Frank Marino (star of La Cage, Divas Las Vegas and Legends in Concert), and his longtime domestic partner, Las Vegas Entertainment Taskmaster Shannon “Alex” Schechter. Among the guests was magician Doug “Lefty” Leferovich, who made their ring magically appear during the ceremony.
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Photo credit: Ethan Miller Getty Images
Photo credit: Ethan Miller Getty Images
The Little Vegas Chapel offers full-service marriage ceremonies, themed weddings, vow renewals, friendship and pretend ceremonies. Whether couples are planning the classic Vegas Elvis ceremony, or something more traditional and elegant, The Little Vegas Chapel has a variety of wedding packages to fit every budget, along with an in-house staff that includes coordinators, officiants and photographers. In addition, live streaming services are available for guests who are unable to attend in person.

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Debuts New Summer Display ‘Jungle of Dreams'

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens welcomes summer with the debut of its spectacular new display “Jungle of Dreams” that pays homage to the animal kingdom. With 28 animal sculptures and close to 10,000 plants and flowers, Jungle of Dreams takes guests on a journey through a magical place with moments of discovery and whimsy around every corner, as majestic animals gather to celebrate the coronation of the king of the jungle.
“Working with the talented Bellagio horticulture team, we took a scene that is captivating, visual and dramatic and brought it to life as only Bellagio can,” said designer Ed Libby. “New elements, including LED screens, along with tropical plants, foliage and flowers from around the world provide a feast for the eyes to all who visit, transporting them to this very special space we created.”
The West Bed pays tribute to the “King of the Jungle,” where a Lion standing over 20 feet tall commands the space while his nine-foot-tall cub poses atop a giant gold frame. The lion, made from grass seeds, cut oat, wheat and barley seeds, wears a gilded crown adorned with the iconic Bellagio ‘B’ above a mane made of 2,500 preserved pampas grass plumes.  Nearby,  fanciful pink flamingos, ornate blue parrots and a toucan play while a majestic waterfall and a bamboo tree house round out the scene.
Bellagio Conservatory Summer 2022 West Bed
The East Bed  showcases four giraffes made of brown and golden flax seeds and lavishly draped in fresh floral garlands, welcoming guests to the conservatory. As they enter through a bamboo gazebo decorated with gilded pineapples, a symbol of hospitality in international cultures, visitors walk upon a giraffe print-patterned floor.
Bellagio Conservatory Summer 2022 East Bed
The South Bed is decorated in a striking palette of black, white and gold as a Zebra made of rose petals takes center stage, with its child greeting guests behind intricate ormolu frames. A graceful black and white Raggiana bird-of-paradise soars above the bed while a giant boa constrictor lounges on a date palm tree overlooking a pond.
Bellagio Conservatory Summer 2022 South Bed
The North Bed  is transformed into an Amazon landscape where monkeys in floral pageantry swing from vines high above and a jungle boat begins its journey. Cooling himself by the water is the monkey king, holding a hand-painted 18-inch parasol and wearing a handcrafted traditional Thai crown. Blue herons made from botanical materials drink from the “river” as a majestic jaguar perches nearby. Furthering the sense of wonder and discovery, state-of-the-art LED screens take guests on an immersive expedition through the jungle.
Bellagio Conservatory Summer 2022 North Bed
In the background, birds chirp, crickets sing, the wind softly blows and a lion roars as a grand and theatrical soundtrack featuring the sounds of the jungle adds a soothing layer to the display.
“Jungle of Dreams” is on display through September 10, 2022. Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is complimentary to the public.

Olympia Companies SH Charitable Foundation Presented $1.6 Million in Donations to Eight Local Charities at Pancake Breakfast and Pool Party

Olympia Companies SH Charitable Foundation made quite a splash recently when the organization hosted a special celebratory Pancake Breakfast and Pool Party to present eight local charities with proceeds ranging in amounts from $100,000 - $300,000 that were raised at this year’s 22nd annual Governor’s Black-Tie event.
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Representatives from the local charities including; Assistance League of Nevada, Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada, Candlelighters, Children’s Heart Foundation, Discovery Children’s Museum, Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, Andson, and Opportunity Village were invited to bring a delegation of kids and families from their respective organizations for a fun-filled morning at The Spa at Southern Highlands featuring a delicious breakfast, poolside activities, a swim party and a celebratory presentation of the checks.

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

BANACHEK, world-famous mentalist and headliner of “Banachek’s Mind Games Live” at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod, was named “Mentalist of the Year” during the 54th  annual International Magicians Society Awards.  A category in the “Merlin” awards, the “Mentalist of the Year” title has been given to the most globally renowned magicians and mentalists since 1968. Banachek has been honored with the prestigious award three times.  “Banachek’s Mind Games Live” is part of a collection of top productions among SPI Entertainment’s world-class shows at the STRAT Theater. Show times are scheduled for 4 p.m. five days per week. Ticket prices begin at $29.
On June 1,  The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas turned exterior tower signs the colors of the Pride flag to celebrate Pride Month. According to the Library of Congress, Pride Month recognizes the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally and internationally. It is a month when the world’s LGBTQ+ communities come together to celebrate the freedom to be themselves. In the United States, LGBTQ+ Pride Month occurs in June to commemorate the Stonewall Uprising which happened at the end of June 1969. The first Pride march was held in New York City on June 28, 1970, one year later.
On  Tuesday, June 7, a lucky Las Vegas local, who requested to remain anonymous, hit a more than a $300,000 jackpot playing IGT’s Game King™  video  poker game with Sequential Royal  Flush progressives enabled  at  Boyd  Gaming’s  Aliante Casino + Hotel +  Spa. The  guest, who has lived in the Aliante area for more than a decade, was playing video  poker at approximately 2:30 p.m.. After making a $5 wager, the  winner hit  a rare sequential royal flush jackpot totaling $314,911.
Then, on Friday, June 17, a  lucky Las Vegas resident  had a  memorable visit to  Boyd Gaming’s California Hotel and Casino when she hit a Face Up  Pai Gow Poker progressive jackpot of more than $543,000.  The lucky  winner, who requested to remain anonymous, was playing Face Up Pai Gow  Poker at  approximately 7:57 a.m. when she hit a seven-card straight flush in hearts,  capturing  a Pai Gow Poker progressive jackpot of $543,619.
DA VINCI MACHINES & ROBOTICS EXHIBITION debuted June 11th at Las Vegas Natural History Museum. On loan from the museum of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, Italy, this amazing exhibition brings together creations and concepts devised more than 500 years ago by the brilliant scientist, inventor and artist, Leonardo da Vinci. With over 60 machines and artworks on display, many of which are interactive, the collection brings to life the most important and impressive designs of the original Renaissance Man, including: the bicycle, spring powered car, hang glider, helicopter, and for the first time, his incredible robotic drummer.The exhibition is part of the Engelstad Foundation Traveling Exhibition Series, and is on display from Saturday, June 11th through Saturday, September 10th, 2022. The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is located north of Cashman Center at 900 Las Vegas Blvd N.The museum is open daily (including holidays) from 9:00am to 4:00pm; tickets are available online.
This summer, the sizzling ladies of FANTASY, the award-winning topless female revue at  Luxor Hotel and Casino, are bringing the heat with an exclusive 50% off offer for Nevada residents, available now through August 31, 2022. The offer is available for all Nevada residents over the age of 18 with a valid ID.
Resorts World Las Vegas unveiled plans for its ‘World of Difference’ community engagement efforts, partnering with 40 Southern Nevada-based non-profits for 2022. The resort’s partnerships span over several categories, including education empowerment, health and wellness, military and veteran services and more. The ‘World of Difference’ campaign is focused on building long-term partnerships with core charitable organizations that align with Resorts World Las Vegas’s corporate values and offers opportunities for team members to have meaningful impacts on the community through volunteering.

BELUSSO JEWELERS,  the Las Vegas-based luxury retailer specializing in luxury timepieces and jewelry, is now reopened and located near the Palazzo casino floor at Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas.
Bellagio Resort & Casino has partnered with PERROTIN GALLERY to open its first boutique in Las Vegas, located beside the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. The new Perrotin store offers unique artwork and Perrotin Editions which includes prints, publications and artist-designed objects. The store will feature items by such artists as Julio le Parc, Paola Pivi, Daniel Arsham, Maurizo Cattelan, Toiletpaper and others. Also available are books showcasing the artistic practices of Lee Bae, Takashi Murakami, Jean-Michel Othoniel and Sophie Calle, to name a few.
Due to enthusiastic demand, “PARTICLE INK: SPEED OF DARK,” the original, immersive experience bringing visitors through a portal into the 2.5th  dimension, will extend its limited run in the 18b Las Vegas Arts District. After captivating thousands of visitors since it first opened in April, the limited-run, mixed-reality experience has added seven additional weeks of performances, which will continue through Labor Day.
THE DUOMO (Italian for a cathedral) an all-new music venue at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, opened its doors on June 16. The  300-seat club features a massive center bar, nostalgic arcade and an Italian casual dining restaurant, Cupola Café, featuring a menu and flavors designed by celebrity-chef Mimmo Ferraro.
Due to an overwhelming ticket demand for LUKE BRYAN'S HEADLINING ENGAGEMENT AT RESORTS WORLD THEATRE, the country music superstar has added six more show dates in November and December 2022, including performances coinciding with National Finals Rodeo. Show dates include: November  2022: 30 - December  2022: 2, 3, 7, 9, 10.  Tickets and a limited number of premium VIP packages for the new show dates will go on sale to the public beginning Monday, June 20 at 10 a.m.
CARPENTERS LEGACY: A Re-creation of the 1976 UK Tour will begin a Las Vegas residency at The Mint, located at 332 West Sahara Avenue. The show opens June 21 and will run Tuesdays through Thursdays at 4:00pm and 7:00pm. This is the definitive show celebrating the music and legacy of the famed brother-sister duo. Starring SALLY OLSON AS KAREN CARPENTER AND NED MILLS AS RICHARD CARPENTER, the show is a re-creation of the 1976 UK tour, featuring hits including “We’ve Only Just Begun”, “Yesterday Once More”, “Superstar”, Karen’s drum solo, Richard's classicalpiano feature, a Spike Jones parody of "Close To You", comedy antics and much more. Carpenters Legacy is the only authentic recreation of the Carpenters' 1976 live performances, and brings back the magic of vintage Vegas. Tickets are available at carpenterslegacy.com
The Sahara Las Vegas is hosting GROOVE CRUISE WEEKEND, a three-day festival-style event featuring one AZILO Ultra Lounge event and two AZILO Ultra Pool parties beginning Friday, June 24 – Sunday, June 26.  Guests can enjoy multiple DJ performances throughout the weekend, cruise ship-style décor and staff donning captain’s hats and other cruise ship attire. Attendees will also receive hats and swag giveaways.The Groove Cruise Weekend kickoff party will take place inside the SAHARA Theatre on Friday, June 24 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. AZILO Ultra Pool will continue the celebration from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 and AZILO Ultra Lounge will host an exclusive after party from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. that evening. Party goers can enjoy the final day of the festival on Sunday, June 26 inside AZILO Ultra Pool from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.Tier one weekend passes are currently sold out; tier two weekend passes are available for $79.95 per person.
The award-winning L.A. COMEDY CLUB AT THE STRAT Hotel, Casino &  SkyPod continues to bring hilarious comedy with ADAM HUNTER, a finalist on season six of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” headlining the 8 p.m. show from Monday, June 27 through Sunday, July 3. Tickets are priced at $39 for general admission and $59 for VIP admission, plus tax and service fee.
Iconic comedian, writer and actor, best known as “The Roastmaster General,”JEFF ROSS, will take the stage at 24 Oxford inside Virgin Hotels Las Vegas,  for “Jeff Ross Roasts You” on Friday, June 24 for two shows. Doors open at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets for both 18+ shows are on sale now.
In celebration of Pride Month, Station Casinos will host two bingo events at Santa Fe Station and Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa. Both events will be hosted by Las Vegas local and star of season one of Ru Paul’s Drag Race, The Official Shanell.  The bingo events will feature a live DJ, drinks, prizes, and all electronic bingo cards. The minimum buy-in is $25 per person and includes ten games and 30 cards. Prizes range from $100 to $1,000. A portion of the proceeds raised will benefit The Center, an organization that serves the LGBTQIA+ community of Nevada. Guests must be 21 and over to attend.  WHEN:
Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa:  Friday, June 24. Doors open at 10 p.m., session starts at 11:00 p.m. Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino: Thursday, June 30. Doors open at 8 p.m., session starts 9:00 p.m.
PARK WEST FINE ART MUSEUM & GALLERY, located inside The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, continues its artist showcase series in June with a FREE exhibition and fan event with artist, entertainer, philanthropist  Stephen Fishwick. Held  Saturday, June 25 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.,  fans will have the opportunity to enjoy Fishwick’s patented “Art Attack” performance, in which he transforms a blank canvas into an explosion of art and iconic images, while being choreographed to music and dance.
Las Vegas Artists' Guild invites the public to “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE”on Saturday, June 25th, from 5pm-8pm at the LVAG gallery - located inside the Galleria at Sunset Mall, second floor next to Dillard's. Enjoy LIVE MUSIC & LIVE ART created by our local artists, complimentary refreshments while enjoying a cool drink or glass of wine!
Emmy Award-winning, multi talented dancer/choreographer/entertainer DEREK HOUGH returns to Vegas this summer to reprise his hit 2021 residency "Derek Hough: No Limit" at The Venetian where he will  perform ballroom, tap, salsa, hip-hop and more, as well as display his musical chops singing and playing the drums and guitar. Performances run June 29 - Aug. 20; shows at 7:30 p.m.

Inspired by recent events, former Las Vegas Mayor and mob attorney, Oscar B. Goodman will hold a special edition of the OSCAR DINNER SERIES entitled “ROLL OUT THE BARRELS, SAME OLD CRAP, TONY DID IT,” at Oscar’s Steakhouse at the Plaza Hotel & Casino  on  Wednesday, June 29, with cocktails in the lounge at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. in the restaurant’s iconic glass dome  overlooking the lights of Fremont Street.Only-in-Vegas dinner events, the Oscar’s Dinner Series is held throughout the year and brings historic Vegas to life through the tales of former city of Las Vegas Mayor and mob attorney, Oscar B. Goodman.The June 29th  dinner will be a three-course plated meal paired with red and white wines as well as the signature Oscar Goodman Martini. The dinner concludes with a decadent desert sampler. Guests can book tables for parties of two people ($300), four ($600) and six ($900). Prices do not include fees, taxes, or gratuity. Tickets are now on sale
RECKLESS IN VEGAS, the high-energy alt-rock band whose utterly distinctive sound offers a Modern Twist on Vintage Vegas, will begin an ongoing engagement in the SAHARA LAS VEGAS THEATRE, June 30. Led by frontman, Michael Shapiro (band founder, lead vocals, guitar) his 3 man band includes members, Jack E. Roth (drums) and Chris Nichols (bass, vocals).  They've created a high-energy show incorporating live performances of modern versions of songs by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, Sonny & Cher, Frankie Valli, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash and Bobby Darin with dynamic production-show elements. Reckless In Vegas will appear in on Thursday and Friday evenings at 8:30 p.m. Audiences can look forward to rocking out to the power trio’s exhilarating original renditions of beloved classics by the Rat Pack, Elvis Presley and more. Tickets for Reckless in Vegas at SAHARA Las Vegas start at $50.
ÉLIA BEACH CLUB at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, welcomes back West Coast legend SNOOP DOGG on Saturday, July 2.  Tickets and VIP reservations are available now.
THE SHAG STORE inside the Palms Casino Resort will host a special artist signing event on Thursday, June 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. At the event, which is open to the public and requires no RSVP, artist JOSH AGLE, AKA SHAG, will personalize his limited-edition silkscreen prints entitled “Four Martini Lunch.” The print boasts 11 vibrant colors and measures 30 by 20 inches. Each print is hand signed by Shag and numbered with only 200 available.  In addition to the merchandise signing and a meet & greet with Shag, guests will have the opportunity to explore the artist’s second retail location that opened at the Palms Casino Resort last month while enjoying complimentary cocktails.
THE 28 th ANNUAL SUMMERLIN COUNCIL PATIOTIC PARADE is returning in its first full form since the pandemic started in 2020. The parade is planned to be grander than ever with more than 70 entries, including 25 giant inflatable parade balloons,veteran and military organizations, both patriotic and pop culture-themed floats, performing groups, and representation of four local professional sports teams, including the Vegas Golden Knights, Las Vegas Aces, Las Vegas Aviators and new this year, the Las Vegas Raiders, represented by a 30-foot custom Raiders-branded giant inflatable balloon in the shape of a football. More than 2,500 people are expected to participate in the parade and more than 500 volunteers from dozens of local schools and community groups will assist with parade operations.The parade is organized by The Summerlin Council, the nonprofit arm of the Summerlin Community Association dedicated to the social, educational, and recreational enrichment of residents. The parade is open to the public.  Everyone is encouraged to arrive early, bring water and wear sunscreen. The parade is on Monday, July 4, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with the escort division commencing at 8:30 a.m. The parade begins at the corner of Hillpointe Rd. and Hills Center Dr. in The Trails village of Summerlin.
DRAI'S BEACHCLUB • NIGHTCLUB (located on the rooftop of The Cromwell) will host a first-class Fourth of July weekend celebration with banner entertainment, including a non-stop lineup of full-length Drai’s LIVE performances by mega-superstars  Rick Ross, Gucci Mane  and  Ne-Yo.   On Friday, July 1 Grammy-nominated artist,  Rick Ross, is expected to hype up the crowd during his nightclub performance with hot hits like “Hustlin” and “Outlawz”. On Saturday, July 2, Drai’s Beachclub will welcome him to the stage for a daytime performanceOn Saturday, July 2,  Gucci Mane  will keep the party going with his nightclub performance, followed by a daytime performance at Drai’s Beachclub on Sunday, July 3.On Sunday, July 3, Grammy Award winner, R & B artist  NE-YO, will wrap things up with his first ever nightclub performance.
PAHRUMP NUGGET HOTEL & CASINO, located at 681 S Hwy., will host a Summer Celebration with food and beverage offerings, live music and more in honor of Independence Day, with special offerings and promotions available  Friday, July 1 through Monday, July 4.   Festive food and beverage offerings will include  Pabst Beer Blue Ribbon  draft  beers, priced at $1;  pulled pork sandwiches with fries, priced at $5;  and  slices of  classic apple pie, priced at $2.  Pahrump Nugget will have a special holiday  giveaway  on  Monday, July 4.  Guests  who earn 300 same-day base points will receive a patriotic drawstring bag.
Guests will be treated to an energetic lineup of  live music  throughout the weekend. The schedule of performances includes:
6 p.m. on Friday, July 1: variety cover band, The Glenn Gallarde  Project
6 p.m. on Saturday, July 2: high energy cover band, Front Page
6 p.m. on Sunday, July 3: rock and soul band, The Gregg Peterson Band
THE PLAZA HOTEL & CASINO will again celebrate our nation’s independence with its Annual fireworks show lighting up the sky on Monday, July 4 at 9 p.m. Opening to hotel guests at 9 a.m. each day, the  rooftop Pool at the Plaza will offer an Independence Day pool party featuring a DJ, barbecue, and cocktail specials from noon to sunset on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3. On Monday, July 4, the pool party will be from noon to 6 p.m. The pool will reopen at 7:30 p.m. for a private evening party for hotel guests only (21-years of age or older). The party will have a live DJ set, cocktails, and prime views of the fireworks show.
This Fourth of July, STATION CASINOS will celebrate Independence Day in a big way with dazzling fireworks shows, a variety of viewing locations and entertainment offerings throughout the weekend. The coordinated launch of each fireworks display at  Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino, Palace Station, Sunset Station, Santa Fe Station,  and  Boulder Station  will be one of the largest displays in the city. All shows start at 9:00 p.m.
CABO WABO CANTINA, located inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, will celebrate Fourth of July with a patio party, featured cocktail and more on Monday, July 4. Offering incredible views of the firework displays on the Las Vegas Strip, Cabo Wabo will host a rockin’ celebration on its vibrant and newly remodeled Strip-side patio.
Joy Division -inspired, influential rockers, SHE WANTS REVENGE (Los Angeles DJs Justin Warfield and Adam "Adam 12" Bravin) are bringing their Disappear Tour to Backstage Bar & Billiards (601 E. Fremont St.) in Downtown Las Vegas.The band will perform Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. Tickets start at $25 plus applicable fees and are on sale now. Concert goers must be 21 years old or older to attend. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Influential classic rockers, THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND, are returning to Las Vegas for a special performance at Chrome Showroom inside  Santa Fe Station on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $39.50 plus applicable fees and go on sale now. Guests under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older. Tickets can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center.
Known for her legendary vocals, GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award winner DIONNE WARWICK will perform at Edgewater Casino Resort’s E Center on Saturday, Sept. 24.  Tickets are now on sale starting at $70.
Tickets are on sale now for JIM STEINMAN’S BAT OUT OF HELL – THE MUSICAL opening at PARIS LAS VEGAS, Sept. 27, 2022., The award-winning hit production features Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf’s greatest hits. The Rocky-Horror-style celebration of bombastic rock opera and live theatre will dazzle audiences every Tuesday – Sunday at 7 p.m., with performances on select days at both 7 and 9:30 p.ms. The Production is dedicated to the memory of Jim Steinman, who sadly passed away on 19 April 2021, and Meat Loaf, who passed away on 20 January 2022. Tickets start at $49 plus tax and applicable fees. A special VIP upgrade will be available upon checkout for those looking to elevate their entertainment experience.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas welcomes back rock icon BILLY IDOL for a five-show run, Friday, Nov. 11, Saturday, Nov. 12, Wednesday, Nov. 16, Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19. The highly anticipated announcement comes on the heels of a successful, sold-out residency at the resort in 2021 as well as standout Las Vegas shows in 2020.Tickets for Billy Idol at The Chelsea will go on sale  Friday, June 24  at 10 a.m. PST.
As part of his 22-date “Forajido” Tour, regional Mexican solo artist CHRISTIAN NODAL will make a stop at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Sunday, Sept. 18. Tickets go on sale to the general public  Friday, June 24  at  10 a.m. PT.
Platinum-selling singer, songwriter and Gen Z pop king, CONAN GRAY,  will be concluding his biggest headline world tour at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas on October 25.  The tour will be his first in support of his anxiously awaited second full-length album,  Superache  [Republic Records], out June 24, 2022. Tickets to Conan Gray at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas will go on sale  Friday, June 24 at 10 a.m. PST.
Following a successful UK headline tour, critically acclaimed English rock trio, FOALS, is returning to the stage at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas on  Friday, October 28  for an unforgettable evening featuring hits off their upcoming summer release, “Life Is Yours.” Tickets to FOALS at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas start at $35 and are on sale now.

Restaurant Openings:

The highly anticipated CROSSROADS KITCHEN AND CB | CROSSROADS BURGER, helmed by plant-based visionary and acclaimed chef Tal Ronnen, officially opened to the public at Resorts World Las Vegas on Saturday, May 28.
Palms Casino Resort and Vegas Test Kitchen are proud to unleash an unparalleled pop-up GREENE STREET TEST KITCHEN to the Las Vegas valley. Guests will enjoy a taste test of a wide variety of cuisine from three local chefs every Friday and Saturday night, starting June 10 through July 30. From Polynesian Chinese inspired dining to American Italian cuisine, chefs Josh Bianchi, Crystina Nguyen, Bryan Tejada and Gary FX LaMorte will be trying out new concepts at the Greene Street Test Kitchen.Vegas Test Kitchen owner Jolene Mannina says, “In addition to the stellar line-up of chefs and the variety of cuisine, the pop-up experience will feature a high-energy setting with live music and nightly entertainment.” Pre-fixe dinners with welcome cocktail are $59 per person.

Celebrity Sightings:

Sunday, June 19...
Golden State Warriors celebrated 2022 NBA Championship at Eight Lounge in Resort Worlds Las Vegas. Arriving shortly after  9 pm, the champion athletes included Otto Porter Jr., Gary Payton II, Moses Moody, Damion Lee, Nemanja Bjelica, Chris Chiozza, Juan Toscao-Anderson, Andre Igoudala, Kevon Looney and Quinndary Weatherspoon. Following dinner and a night out at Resorts World, the team returned to Eight around 2 a.m. where they were joined by teammates Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins.
Golden State Warriors Players 2 courtesy of Eight Lounge
Golden State Warriors Players 3 courtesy of Eight Lounge
Monday, June 13...
Actress  Eva Longoria, made a visit to upscale cocktail lounge, CliQue Bar & Lounge, and The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails, a hidden speakeasy inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Eva Longoria and team at The Barbershop Cuts Cocktails courtesy of The Barbershop Cuts Cocktails
Friday, June 10...
Actress Eva Longoria hosted an intimate tasting of her new ultra-premium tequila brand, Casa Del Sol at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas. Her cocktail, Sol & Soda, features Casa Del Sol and will be available across The Venetian and The Palazzo pool decks for the month of June. Longoria also surprised, indulged, and served guests Casa Del Sol libations at TAO Beach Dayclub and the elegantly vibrant cocktail bar, The Dorsey.
Eva Longoria at The Venetian Resort Pool Deck 2
Eva Longoria - Photo credit: The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas
Sunday, June 5...
Lil Nas X, the superstar rapper and singer renowned for his country rap single “Old Town Road,” stopped by AREA15 during his trip to Las Vegas.
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Friday night, May 27...
Australian model and actress Ruby Rose along with a few friends stopped by The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails, a hidden speakeasy inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Actor Orlando Bloom, along with Katy Perry’s younger brother David Hudson, stopped by the award-winning stage production The Beatles™  LOVE™ by Cirque du Soleil® at The Mirage Hotel & Casino.
Also in attendance was popular dancer and singer widely known for her role on the hit television show “Dance Moms,” JoJo Siwa, and teen pop group XOMG POP!
Akbar Gbajabiamila, former NFL football player/co-host of American Ninja Warrior, and his family were seen attending the acclaimed production Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil® at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.




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