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Brett’s Vegas View

Wed, Nov 6, 2019

Las Vegas Food and Beverage Professional


The Colosseum at Caesars Palace is lining up singing superstars for short residencies with Journey appearing during New Year’s Eve week. Keith Urban has 12 concerts planned for his all-new Vegas show beginning Jan. 10-11. Rod Stewart will return for 16 shows ending Oct. 3, 2020.

Jeff Dunham with puppet cohorts including new member and Presidential advisor, “Larry,” will visit The Colosseum five times through May 24 as part of a new 63-city tour.

The Doobie Brothers first Las Vegas residency at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian begins February 2020. For the third year, Chicago will return for an eight-show engagement starting Feb. 28-29.

“Billy Idol: Las Vegas Presented by SiriusXM” is extended and will return to The Pearl at Palms in March 2020.

The Bronx Wanderers celebrated their 1,000th Las Vegas performance after opening three years ago at Bally’s and before moving to The LINQ last February.

“Fantasy” at the Luxor celebrated its 20th anniversary and released the sexy show’s annual calendar “2020: Vision of Beauty.”

Global wonder Dermot Kennedy releasing his debut album “Without Fear” will make a tour stop at The Pearl at Palms on Feb. 7.

Donny and Marie Osmond were honored by the Las Vegas Walk of Stars with a shared star outside the Flamingo where they have headlined for more than 11 years.

Grammy Award-winning band Fleetwood Mac’s final show for their 2018/2019 world tour will be Saturday, Nov. 16 at T-Mobile Arena.

Comedian Earthquake has a six-week residency through Nov. 23 at the Laugh Factory in the Tropicana with 7 p.m. shows Thursday-Saturday.

“Blanc De Blanc” at the Sahara moved its 7 p.m. showtime to 8 p.m.

“Magic Mike Live Las Vegas” at the Hard Rock, which changes to Virgin Hotels in 2020, closes Nov. 24 and will re-open at the Sahara, which is making a $150 million renovation, in Spring 2020.

Human Nature celebrated 10 years as Las Vegas resident headliners and announced their extension in the Sands Showroom at The Venetian through March 2022.

Comedian Luenell extended her gig at Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade with 10 p.m. Sunday shows through Jan. 5.

Gwen Stefani’s final 16 dates for her two-year residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood will be in February and May 2020.

The Magic Attic previously named Windows Showroom on Bally’s mezzanine level was unveiled with current acts “Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream,” “Paranormal Mind Reading Magic” and “Potted Potter.”

Hard Rock opened a specially curated Memorabilia Exhibition running through Jan. 21, 2020, to celebrate the resort’s 25-year history and added three items from Otis Redding, Michael Jackson and Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia through Dec. 31.


Lip Smacking Foodie Tours, a premier Las Vegas culinary walking tour, has added the Arts District Lip Smacking Tour with visits to Esther’s Kitchen, Jammyland and Cornish Pasty Co.

Toasted, Las Vegas’ first Gastrobrunch concept featuring restaurateur Sami Ladeki’s creative breakfast and lunch cuisine, opened on W. Flamingo Road off Highway I-215.

Whiskey Licker Up, a full-service saloon offering food and with two balconies and a rotating bar opened downtown at Binion’s.

Bellagio will launch The Mayfair Supper Club, an elegant restaurant with live entertainment nightly, over New Year’s weekend.

Daniel Kermani and his team of baristas opened Daniel’s Coffee & More, a modern sophisticated coffee boutique at 335 E. Silverado Ranch Blvd. #100.


Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin signed a deal with MGM to buy Circus Circus for $825 million.

Caesars Entertainment is selling the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino to a New York-based real estate group for $516.3 million and will lease it for a minimum of two years continuing the Caesars Rewards network and World Series of Poker.

Museum of Selfies with interactive installations for taking fun images opened its first location outside of Hollywood, Calif., inside Miracle Mile Shops.

Official Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum merchandise is available at The Neon Museum where Burton’s exhibit runs through Feb. 15, 2020.

Las Vegas Monorail Company plans a new Sands Avenue station providing a direct connection to the Sands Expo Center, The Venetian and The Palazzo Resorts, and the MSG Sphere under construction with a later expansion to Mandalay Bay Resort.

The Underground at The Mob Museum is making its house-distilled, corn-mash Moonshine available for off-premise sales beginning with 19 Lee’s Liquor stores.

Dueling Axes, Columbus, Ohio’s indoor axe-throwing lounge, will join AREA15’s experiential retail and entertainment complex opening next year.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada celebrated three years of bike share service downtown with 21 stations, 200 bikes, and 20 electric pedal-assist bikes.

Located in Boulder City, Rail Explorers features pedal-powered, two- or four-seat rail bike guided excursions along tracks used during construction of the Hoover Dam.

The Palms is building a 70-foot tall transparent dome over KAOS dayclub/nightclub making it a climate-controlled, fully enclosed domed structure.

Chapels at The Pawn is a new tenant at Pawn Plaza next to the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop.

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Garden’s autumn display runs through Nov. 30 with the holiday design following Dec. 7-Jan. 4, 2020.

CraftHaus Brewery opened a second taproom CraftHaus Arts District downtown with Donovan Fitzgerald’s custom mural featuring a “Jubilee!”-inspired showgirl.

Discovery Children’s Museum opened the museum’s newest Eco City “business” interactive Subaru Car Care Center.