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Friday, July 3, 2015|6 p.m.
Pleased Fourth of July Weekend! There will be fireworks and celebrations and pyrotechnics and parades up and down the Strip and throughout the valley from east to west. Temperatures for America’s 239th birthday will continue to be near 110 for the three-day vacation weekend, so stay cool and delight in the swimming pool.
Making fireworks of his own, country superstar Kenny Chesney returns to the Joint at the Acid rock Hotel for 2 programs added to his “Big Revival Trip”– he was here most recently in April. It’s the 8th time he’s played the Joint, which he assisted open six years ago. Kenny’s played the venue more than any other artist, excluding residencies. These two programs increase his total to 11. Also making it a Red, White and Boom weekend will be 311 at Mandalay Bay Beach tonight and Saturday. They play their”Blue Cd” in its entirety together with other hits. The fleet-of-foot”Dancing With destiny “cast and professional dancers waltz their method onto the Strip as the “Perfect Ten Tour “lands at the Venetian for rapid-moving routines tonight and Sunday. Period 19 champ Alfonso Ribeiro co-hosts with Melissa Rycroft tonight. Alfonso’s professional partner Witney Carson will dance with him onstage together with fan favorites Peta Murgatroyd and Emma Slater, while Season 20 and most recent champion Rumer Willis has been revealed for Sunday’s program. Anticipate barbed comedy from the very first ladies of fun as Kathy Griffin headlines at the Mirage and Kathleen Dunbar launches the summer season run of Bonkerz Comedy Club in the Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas. Also bringing the laughs, Jay Leno at the Mirage and
Carlos Mencia at the Orleans. How could I let the opportunity pass to provide a shout-out on behalf of Editor at Huge John Katsilometes for his buddy Frankie Moreno at Golden Nugget and my friend Paris Hilton(hair courtesy of my pal Michael Boychuck )spinning and stunning at Tao on a break from her residencies in Ibiza. In honor of the Fourth of July, our Las Vegas PBS station (Channel 10 )shares”A Capital 4th” airing 8 p.m. Saturday as America’s favorite Independence Day celebration is transmitted from the West Lawn of the Capitol. As part of our dedication to sharing stories, Vegas PBS’ “Stories of Service” will certainly link
programs and online efforts tied to military service throughout media. For more information and resources for veterans, check out VegasPBS.org. The 21st Yearly Summerlin Patriotic Parade, with more than 25 huge inflatables consisting of Jurassic Adventure 30-foot T-Rex, Aladdin’s Magic Carpet and Indiana Jones Experience, will thrill 35,000-plus at Trails Park. Rockets Over the River returns for the 25th annual Independence Day party Saturday starting at dusk in Laughlin. The pyrotechnic screen reflects off the Colorado River along Laughlin Riverwalk. Likewise in Laughlin: The All-American Celebration at Colorado Belle today through Sunday. Fourth of July Atop Allure Launch slideshow”Las Vegas will certainly have fireworks seeing
from the Stratosphere as the bursts of rockets, spinners, Roman candle lights and starbursts light up the valley from Environment-friendly Valley Ranch on the east to Red Rock Resort on the west, with Chance Town fireworks with the Las Vegas Philharmonic between. On a quieter note, Bellagio Gallery of Art launches
its newest exhibit,” Picasso: Creatures and Imagination”, today. The highly anticipated exhibit showcases 43 works including 19 lithographs, 13 linocuts, 8 paintings and 3 uncommon plates. It will continue to be on view through Jan. 10. Now it’s time for us toadd color to the canvas and
light up the Royal Robin Rundown. Pleased 4th! FRIDAY, JULY 3 MUSIC Kenny Chesney is at the Joint for 2 nights. 311 at the Joint: 8/4/13 Introduce slideshow” 311 is at Mandalay Bay Beach for two nights. “Dancing With the Stars: Live! “is at Venetian Theater tonight and Sunday. American Trilogy is at South Point all weekend.
Charlie Murphy is at Golden Nugget. Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of The Grateful Dead Simulcast is at Brooklyn Bowl in the Linq Promenade all weekend. Sin City Sinners are at Lounge at the Palms. Madison Increasing is at Fremont Street Experience for two nights. COMEDY Kathy Griffin is at the Mirage. Kathleen
Dunbar is at the Sayers Club for two nights. Carlos Mencia is at Orleans Showroom for 2 nights. OF SPECIAL NOTE
Miguel at 1 OAK Introduce
“Tickets are on sale for Miguel at Drai’s Live! on Aug. 28. Picasso’s”Creatures and Creativity”opens at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. The World Series of Poker continues at the Rio through July 14.
A new Asian dining experience with Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine
is at Wuhu Noodle in Silverton. First Friday Art Show, Music and Free Body Paint Demonstration is at Skin City Body Painting.
The Liberty Festival with fireworks, swimming
and horseshoe competition is at Petrack Park in Pahrump all weekend. PARTY PATROL 3rd Anniversary of XS With DJ Skrillex Launch slideshow”Afrojack Debuts at Hakkasan Introduce slideshow”
Skrillex is at Repetition Beach Club. Lil Jon is at EBC in the evening.
at XS in Encore.
Dave Fogg is at Tryst in Wynn. Afrojack is at Omnia and Fred
and Thomas Gold are at Foxtail Nightclub in SLS.
SATURDAY, JULY 4 MUSIC Funky Meters is at Brooklyn Bowl for two nights.
Lit starts Downtown Grand’s Summer season Show Series on the rooftop swimming pool deck
. Dizzy Wright is at Mandalay Bay. Frankie Moreno is at Golden Nugget for two nights and returns July 7, 9 and 11-12.
Average White Band is at Cannery. Las Vegas Philharmonic performance and fireworks are at Chance Town Engelstad School. FUNNY Jay Leno is at the Mirage. OF SPECIAL KEEP IN MIND Rockets Over the River fireworks are at Laughlin Riverwalk.
Valley-wide fireworks seeing party is at the Stratosphere, which has its own spectacular Grucci display screen. The Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade is in Summerlin. PARTY PATROL DJ Paris Hilton atRehab Introduce slideshow”Kaskade at Repetition Beach Club Introduce slideshow”2014 NYE: Hardwell, Calvin Harris, Tiesto at Hakkasan Introduce slideshow”Paris Hilton is at Tao Beach. DJKhaled is at Tao. Zedd is at
EBC with Rumer Willis.
Flosstradamus is at EBC in the evening
. Kaskade is at XS.
Jermaine Dupri is at Tryst.
Calvin Harris with Burns is at Omnia and Bee Fowl at Heart of Omnia. Moti is at Marquee.
MSTRKRFT kicks off the Summer Live Performance Series at Foxtail Pool at SLS. Lil
Wayne is at Life in SLS. The “Dancing With Destiny: Live!” cast
is at Azure pool in Palazzo. SUNDAY, JULY 5 CELEBRATION PATROL Kaskade is at EBC. Deadmau5 is at XS.
DMX is at Foxtail Bar. Ke$ha is at Rehabilitation in the Hard Rock Hotel.
Have a great Independence Day
weekend as you celebrate breaking away from Excellent Britain. What we lost on! Vegas DeLuxe returns Sunday with a guest column from”
Fantasy”at the Luxor. On Monday, reports and image galleries from the weekend, and we invite visitor writers
illusionist Dirk Arthur and Britney Spears impersonator Derrick Berry. Robin Leach of”Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous “fame has actually been a journalist for more than 50 years and has invested the past 15 years offering readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world
‘s premier platinum play ground. Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Twitter.com/ Robin_Leach. Follow Las Vegas Sun Entertainment+Luxury Senior citizen Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/ VDLXEditorDon. The Joint The
Joint, which holds 4,000
a modern sound system and a superior video system. It has actually received various honors consisting of”Finest Show Venue”in Las Vegas Review-Journal’s”Finest of Las Vegas”awards in 2010, 2011 and 2012,” No. 1 Hottest Club in America”award by Billboard Publication in 2011,” Finest Brand-new Significant Performance Location”at the 2010 Pollstar Awards, and”Best Live Music Venue”in AOL City’s Finest 2010 awards. The Joint has actually been the venue for performances by Paul McCartney, Prince, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’Roses, Rise Versus, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt
. The place hosted Vegas’s first rock n
‘roll residency, “Supernatural Santana: A Journey through the Hits,”and in
February 2012, Vegas’s first acid rock residency,”Mötley Crüe
in Sin City.
“In 2011, the venue invited “Tiësto In Concert,” a groundbreaking live show
for The Joint including the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto.
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4455 Paradise Roadway Las Vegas, NV 89169 702-693-5000 Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Mandalay Bay Resort &
Casino is an unique destination resort set on 120 lavish acres on the
Las Vegas Strip.
The resort provides 3 distinct hotel experiences
: Mandalay Bay, a AAA Four Diamond award-winning hotel, with 3,211 luxurious rooms and suites reflecting a contemporary tropical atmosphere; 4 Seasons Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond hotel-within-a-hotel, offering 424 rooms and suites; and the stand-alone all-suite THEhotel which will certainly be revamped and rebranded Delano Las Vegas in late 2013. Mandalay Bay boasts an 11-acre tropical swimming pool paradise, featuring actual sand, a wave swimming pool and the only climate-controlled, poolside gaming in the city. Other equipment highlights consist of world-class home entertainment at the 12,000-seat Mandalay Bay Occasions Center, award-winning dining
by celebrity chefs and restaurateurs , Shark Reef Aquarium and the 1.7-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Mandalay Bay’s offerings also consist of BATHHOUSE Health spa , Residence of Blues Concert Hall and restaurant, and The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, a collection of distinct shops and dining establishments. In 2013, Mandalay Bay will certainly become the home of a resident Cirque du Soleil production based upon the music and choreography of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. 3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89119 702-632-7777