Date: Oct. 27, 2019 

BY: Jackie Brett    





        “Riverdance – 25th Anniversary Show” will play a limited five-show engagement next year at Paris Theater at Paris from May 22–24. Tickets for the international Irish dance phenomenon start at $55.

        “Riverdance” started as the interval innovative seven-minute dance piece in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, and was later developed into a full-length stage show with a record-breaking world première run in Dublin in early 1995. The show transferred to London, had a successful tour starting in New York in March 1996 with eight sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall, and followed with two decades of touring by Riverdance companies throughout North America.

        Some amazing facts associated with “Riverdance” include being seen live by more than 27.5 million people in 546 venues worldwide; playing throughout 47 countries across six continents; and holding the Guinness World Record for “Longest Riverdance Line” 1693 participants.




        Comedian Tracy Morgan will bring his new 2020 stand-up comedy tour, “No Disrespect,” to the Pearl Theater inside the Palms on Saturday, March 28 at 9 p.m. Tickets start at $45.

        Morgan is famous for his award-winning comedic roles across seven seasons of “30 Rock,” and “Saturday Night Live.” He’s made successful stand-up specials for Netflix, HBO and Comedy Central. Picked up for a third season, TBS’ “The Last O.G.” stars Morgan, who is the executive producer, and Tiffany Haddish.
        Morgan can be heard next voicing the role of Fox in Netflix’s November 2019 series, “Green Eggs & Ham,” as well as Caption Caveman in the upcoming 2020 feature, “Scoob.”



        Ashley Revell, known for his historic and life-changing roulette bet in 2004 when he was 32 years old, will return to the Plaza to place a ceremonial bet on the Plaza’s new and downtown’s only single 0 roulette table on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. The Plaza will also debut its “Red 7” single 0 roulette promotion which will run through Nov. 7.

        Hailing from England, Revell sold all his possessions to place a $135,300 bet on red, which had a less than 50-50 chance of winning. The roulette ball landed on Red 7, and he won $270,600 and made international headlines betting his entire life savings playing roulette at the Plaza. His monumental bet even inspired a reality show, called “Red or Black,” created by Simon Cowell.



        World-renowned psychic medium Thomas John will start a residency on Cleopatra’s Barge inside Caesars Palace on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. “Thomas John: Celebrity Psychic Medium” will be performed Thursday to Monday at 6 p.m. with an additional 3 p.m. show on Sunday. Tickets start at $49

        John discovered his ability at age four, when he saw and spoke to his deceased grandfather, and in his early 20s made it his life’s work connecting folks with loved ones who have passed.

        John has been featured on several television shows including “Dr. Phil,” “Million Dollar Listing New York,” “The Real Housewives of New York City” and “Entertainment Tonight.” He recently announced he will create and star in a new series produced by Fulwell 73, who also produce “Carpool Karaoke” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” The new TV show will air on CBS All Access in early 2020. 



        Tyler Henry – Hollywood Medium will bring his live tour “An Evening of Hope, Healing and Closure” to the Pearl Theater inside the Palms next year on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $39.95. 

         Henry’s intuitive ability was apparent when he was only 10 years old foretelling of his grandmother’s death while living in a small town in central California. Word spread as his talents were revealed and the amazing 23-year-old relocated to Los Angeles and now stars in the mega-hit TV series “Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry” on E! Television Network. In each episode, the young medium sits down and has one-on-one readings with top famous celebrities. He has become a best-selling author with his first book “Between Two Worlds,” a memoir about his journey both in Hollywood and as a medium thus far.



        Las Vegas natives Five Finger Death Punch (5FDP) will kick off their fall U.S. tour with a Sin City Monster Bash at The Joint at Hard Rock on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2 at 6:30 p.m. The band will be joined on stage by special guest Three Days Grace, global breakout rock sensation Bad Wolves and acclaimed newcomers Fire From The Gods. Tickets start at $39.50.

        The Hard Rock is thrilled to honor the local rockers, an event open to the public, with a personalized memorabilia case on Friday, Nov. 1 at noon. The display will be located on the casino floor near the front entrance with items showcasing the band’s history. Additional exclusive pieces from the band will be displayed in the Memorabilia Exhibition located near Pink Taco.

        In addition, The Grove, a licensed marijuana dispensary at 4647 Swenson Street will host a meet-and-greet evon a first-come, first-served basis 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 on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. 



        Magic shows, live performances and art installations are now part of The LINQ Promenade’s ongoing array of free attractions. The open-air retail, entertainment and dining district has added several distinctive new acts and art, including a close-up magician, strolling pianist, “piano gymnast,” LED drummers and other street performers. Atmospheric entertainment takes place nightly and offers fun photo opportunities.

        As an addition to their entertainment and ongoing street art demonstrations the open-air district has also added a blacklight-mural created by the extraordinarily talented artist, Gear Duran. Also known as Gearboxxx, Duran is the owner of GBX3 Studios, where he creates one-of-a-kind art pieces and murals. 



         Since opening last June, the international production “Celestia” celebrated 160 shows in thee state-of-the-art theatrical black-and-white tent next to The STRAT with tickets now on sale through June 2020. In August, the tour de force of acrobatics, technology, artistry and imagination dazzled television viewers when it performed on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”

         The death-defying production is adding new jaw-dropping acts and breathtaking production elements, including a brand-new fire spectacular. Set within a celestial world the journey is brought to life through elite acrobatics and dance, aerial feats, live music, and technology. “Celestia” showcases a talented troupe of more than two dozen multicultural performers showcasing mind-blowing contortion to the Wheel of Death act, including Sergey and Sasha, the hand-and-head balancing father-daughter duo featured on seasons 10 and 13 of “America’s Got Talent,” as well as the Sandou Trio Russian Bar, who appeared on seasons 3 and 11 and were also featured in the hit film, “The Greatest Showman.” 

         Beginning Friday, Nov. 1, “Celestia” will offer a rare behind-the-scenes look at the one-of-a-kind immersive production with a complimentary 30-minute open house every Friday and Sunday at 4 p.m. Audiences will have the opportunity to witness the magic of this award-winning show up close and personal, where cast members will demonstrate their jaw-dropping talents and training techniques within the 30,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art theatrical tent. 

         “Celestia” has eight performances weekly, with 7 p.m. shows on Wednesdays and Thursdays and 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets range in price from $29 - $99.



        At The LINQ Promenade, Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club is expanding its programming to offer 10 p.m. shows on Thursday nights starting Nov. 14 with Ian Bagg having a 15-show limited engagement through June 29, 2020. Bagg embraces the unpredictable and pushes limits with his audiences.

        Bagg is a touring comedian flying more than 100,000 air miles annually, and the host of the weekly podcast, “Ian Bagg Bought a House.” His quick wit, off-the-cuff antics, playful conversation and fast-paced crowd work has earned him spots on some of the best stages in the world. He earned a top-five finish on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” where he performed a national tour. Bagg has appeared on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The Tonight Show,” “Adam Corolla Show,” “WTF with Marc Maron,” and “The Wrap Up Show” on Howard Stern. 



          “R.U.N” opened last week at the Luxor revealing the first look at Cirque du Soleil’s first live-action thriller. “R.U.N” contains cinematic stunts and combat, performances that push the boundaries of human endurance, and encompasses just about everything parents tell their kids not to do or say. The new show runs Wednesday through Sunday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets start at $59.

        Grammy award-winning superstar Shania Twain attended one of the first performances of Las Vegas’ newest headlining show “R.U.N” at the Luxor.



        The Wynn Golf Club, which was closed late last year to make room for new development plans by Wynn Resorts, has instead been reimagined. Renowned course architect Tom Fazio returned to Wynn with his son Logan this time to create a 6,722-yard, par-70 championship course for all skill level golfers. The course features eight new and 10 revamped holes, all surrounded by lush landscaping, along with a 6,500-square-foot practice putting green, full-swing warm-up area, and on-course culinary program.

        In addition, the company is still planning a 400,000-square-foot convention center and purchased 38 acres directly on the Strip for future development.



        To celebrate Kefauver Day, Nov. 15, The Mob Museum downtown will offer free admission for Nevada residents and buy-one admission, get one-free for non-residents, sponsored by Zappos.      

        Kefauver Day commemorates the Kefauver Committee hearing, which took place in the Museum’s courtroom in 1950. Named after Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, the Kefauver Committee hearings were televised and held in 14 U.S. cities from 1950 to 1951 and were pivotal in the national fight against organized crime.
        Also on this day, guests will receive 20 percent off all food and beverage served inside The Underground speakeasy and distillery, which is home to the Museum’s house-made moonshine.



        Paula Abdul celebrated the official opening of her headlining residency show, “Paula Abdul: Forever Your Girl” last week at the Flamingo. Spotted in her opening night audience were several celebrity friends and fans, including Caesars Entertainment headliners Wayne Newton, Penn Jillette and Mat Franco as well as Kathy Griffin, Frankie Grande, Jen Atkin, Kathy Hilton and others. After the show, a private party was held at Interlude Casino Lounge at The Cromwell. Her next shows are Nov. 26, 28-30.

        Discovery Children’s Museum is offering free admission to all veterans and active duty military throughout November in honor of Veterans Day and Military Family Month. In addition, all military dependents will receive $5 admission and military families are also eligible for 20 percent off Family Memberships.



        The Great American Foodie Fest, originally the Las Vegas Foodie Fest founded in 2012, will make its debut at the M Resort Nov. 7-10 and offer free admission for the first time. The event features live entertainment, rides and games, a beer garden, eating contests, chef appearances and demonstrations, samples, arts and crafts vendors, etc. It was ranked Top 10 Food Festivals in America by Telegraph Travel and voted “Best of Las Vegas” by the Las Vegas Review Journal seven years in a row 2013-2019. Hours are 5-11 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on Sunday.

        The inaugural Las Vegas Pizza Festival featuring the city’s finest pizza innovators will be held at The Industrial Event Space at 2330 Industrial Road on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 1-4 p.m. Tickets start at $40.

         Jewish Nevada, an organization representing 70,000 Jews in Nevada, will hold the Super Sunday Jewish Food Festival on Sunday, Nov. 3 from noon to 6 p.m. at Tivoli Village. This event will feature a food festival, Kosher barbecue cook-off, phone-a-thon fundraiser, kids’ zone and more. Children and senior tickets are $8, and adult tickets $10.

        The city of Las Vegas will host its annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration Saturday, Nov. 2, from 4 to 10 p.m. at Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park. The free family event will offer children’s activities, entertainment, displays, costumes, face painters, refreshments and vendors.

        This year’s Goldstrom’s Classic Car Show will take place on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 5375 S. Cameron Street. Event is open free to the public and will highlight classic vehicles, street rods, muscle cars, hot rods, customs, trucks and motorcycles. Call 702-873-6576 for information.



        For the first time ever, Mott 32’s executive chefs from three of the restaurant’s international destinations in Hong Kong, Singapore and Las Vegas will come together in the same kitchen for a one-time-only “Six Hands Tasting Menu” at The Palazzo on the casino floor in The Venetian Resort from Oct. 31–Nov. 3. The five-course tasting menu is available for $78 with an optional beverage add-on for an additional $30.  

        El Dorado Cantina, an off-Strip Mexican restaurant, will celebrate Dia de los Muertos to honor those who have passed with authentic specials Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 31-Nov. 3.

        National Deviled Egg Day, Saturday, Nov. 2, will be celebrated at Irish Pub Ri Ra at The Shoppes in Mandalay Bay with its signature Deviled Scotch Egg, which is a breaded and fried banger-wrapped boiled egg filled with creamy deviled egg mousse, for $12.

        Cabo Wabo Cantina inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood is serving up specialty Seafood Nachos with plenty of cheese for National Nachos Day on Wednesday, Nov. 6 through Sunday, Nov. 10 for $24.95. 

        On Wednesday, Nov. 6, Nacho Daddy will celebrate Nacho Day with the return of their Nacho Flight. For one day only, guests can choose one of two flights, North of the Border $14.95 or South of the Border $17.95, to share or enjoy solo. Locally-owned, Nacho Day specials are available at all three Nacho Daddy locations – Downtown, The Strip at Miracle Mile Shops, and West Sahara.

        Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant in Downtown Summerlin will go meatless for National Nachos Day on Wednesday, Nov. 6 with Southwest Veggie Nachos for $16.95.

        PT’s Taverns, with 66 Nevada locations, will offer a complimentary 12-ounce Bud Light to military service members in honor of Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11.

        Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar is marking its 34th anniversary with the family owners inviting the public to celebrate over two weekends Nov. 8–10 and 15–17 by offering a special prix-fixe three-course menu highlighting many of the restaurant’s favorite dishes for $34.34.

        TREVI Italian Restaurant inside of The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace hosted its fifth annual media pizza-making competition featuring local media personalities competing for charity last week. Kim Wagner, co-host of “News 3 Today” on KSNV, took first place with a classic pizza entitled, “Olive the Best,” and gave her donation to Safe Nest.



        First Friday on Nov. 1 from 5-11 p.m. will feature artist Lou Isms, who is originally from Moreno Valley, Calif. He started painting NY style Graffiti in the early ‘90s and now lives in Las Vegas. His art style is vibrant and colorful with every piece having some sort of sprayed media involved in its creation.