I wrapped an extremely busy show-going week (7 various shows in 5 nights on and off the Strip, thank you very much) by signing in on “Opium,” Spiegelworld’s ever-changing, space-themed comedy range program at the Cosmopolitan. While the current version included many favorite acts from the first viewing– the woman in the bubble, the Chihuahua-balancing astronaut, the spaceship’s cruise director “Leslie,” the hula-hooping “Scottie” and a super-sassy sword swallower– it moves much quicker now and is thick with action, having actually trimmed a number of sections of the story. There were a couple of new acts, too, including a hot circus-style whip routine with a major surprise. My guess is “Opium” could be a perpetually unfinished piece, continuously tweaking its vibrant team to promote return gos to. It stays riotous and extremely different from other show on the Strip.
NBA Summertime League wraps up today at the Thomas & & Mack Center and while dozens of hoops stars checked out Las Vegas to support their current groups and future colleagues, there remains no bigger NBA celebrity than LeBron James, who made one of his very first public looks because signing with the L.A. Lakers on Sunday when his new team topped the Detroit Pistons’ summertime squad.
The Mirage’s resident crooner Matt Goss released his appealing new single “Red Flares” over the weekend. Recorded at the Studio at the Palms and available on iTunes, Amazon Music and Spotify, the pop track seems like the next advancement for Goss, the former lead singer of U.K. group Bros whose launching solo album remained on the English charts for 84 weeks. Anticipate more new music from Goss this summer season in addition to his stylish programs at 1 Oak Bar at the Mirage, where he has 6 more nights this month.
Spotted at El Dorado Cantina, among our preferred late-night (and anytime) haunts on Saturday night: New SLS funny resident Eddie Griffin celebrating his 50th birthday with his family, his Funny Come down tour mate George Lopez and Michael Jackson tribute artist Jalles Franca. You can catch Griffin at the Sayers Club Mondays through Wednesdays, Lopez at the Mirage at the end of August and Franca at the Stratosphere’s “MJ Live” show.
After a successful nine-show perform at Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace in December and January, previous “Late Show” music master Paul Shaffer will make his return to the constantly swanky lounge with his Shaf-Shifters band September 6-8, October 11-13 and November 29-December 1. Tickets are on sale now at any Caesars Entertainment ticket office or 866-320-9763.
If you were wondering what’s next at the Las Vegas Celebration Grounds, the MGM Resorts-owned plot at the Strip and Sahara where Rock in Rio was kept in 2015, there are 2 answers. First, the yearly iHeartRadio Music Festival will host its daytime stage show there on September 22 (while the rest of iHeart is inside T-Mobile Arena). Then, the first Martha Stewart Wine & & Food Experience takes control of, also during the day, on October 13, featuring a “Grand Tasting” tasting experience, chefs and restaurateurs, seminars and presentations and more. The food fest is presented by MGM and USA Today.
Finally, some fantastic news if you live in or around Summerlin, like I do: The incredible Bromberg bros are set to open Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya at the Red Rock Resort later this year. Bruce and Eric Bromberg made their Vegas debut with Blue Ribbon Sushi at the Cosmopolitan, which has considering that been transformed into the stellar Blue Ribbon Brasserie, and they likewise run 2 regional Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken joints in addition to the kitchen area at Brooklyn Bowl. The brand-new Red Rock area is another major culinary rating for Summerlin and Station Gambling Establishments.