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Weekend Rewind: ‘Opium,’ Matt Goss, Eddie Griffin and more

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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.

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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.

Weekend Rewind: ‘Queens’ shutters, Flo Rida parties at Acid rock, Ne-Yo sings at Palms and more

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contact) Tuesday, July 3, 2018|2 a.m. No one has performed as a headliner on the Las Vegas Strip longer than Frank Marino. His 23-year run impersonating Joan Rivers and anchoring “A Night at La Cage” ended in 2009, six years prior to the Riviera closed. Now Marino’s “Divas Las Vegas” drag program has actually closed suddenly after nearly 9 years at the Linq. The abrupt ending came by the weekend with the last show running June 26 and no official factor has actually been provided; Caesars Home entertainment, operator of the Linq, would only mention that the business and Marino “have mutually consented to close the long-running show at the Linq.” I haven’t been able to talk to Marino yet however it’s a safe presumption that the Vegas veteran will be searching for a brand-new place. “Divas” had actually been sharing the Mat Franco Theater at the Linq with Mat Franco, the magician who won season nine of “America’s Got Talent.”

Another long-running Strip program– the current longevity champ, in fact, at 35 years and counting– is making some changes to celebrate its anniversary. “Legends in Show” at the Flamingo has a fresh set of acts launching today and continuing through September 9. Tribute artists will represent Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and, for the very first time ever in this show, Jon Bon Jovi and Bob Marley.

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Karl Larson Flo Rida is honored at the Acid rock. Multiplatinum rap artist Flo Rida has actually been a big part of the Hard Rock Hotel’s Rehab swimming pool celebration for years now. He stepped up his Vegas status Friday when the resort committed a brand-new Flo Rida souvenirs case in the gambling establishment ahead of his Saturday performance at the club. Among Flo’s custom-made clothing total with Christian Louboutin sneakers and Philipp Plein sunglasses is now on display near the Goose Island Pub. “I like when people tell me how among my songs got them through a difficult time or marked an unique time in their life or how they partied to my music,” he stated. “Music does all these things and I am happy to play a role as a positive ambassador to the power of music.” He’ll be back at Rehabilitation August 12 and 26.

In the future Friday, previous Las Vegas Academy trainee Ne-Yo commemorated the release of his brand-new album “Good Man” with a party at the Palms’ Pinnacle Social Club. Visitors got a listen of the new tunes and an unique performance from the R&B crooner, who released hits “Closer” and “Miss Independent” along with a few of his latest works.

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Courtesy Caesars Entertainment Celine Dion performs at the

Tokyo Dome. Back-to-back U.S. Open champ Brooks Koepka remained in town this weekend to commemorate a buddy’s bachelor party and the group took their skills to Encore for an afternoon at Encore Beach Club Friday and a VIP late-night experience at XS Bar. On the Saturday night club watch, Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas made a surprise appearance at Hyde Bellagio and jumped onstage to carry out “I Got ta Feeling.” Earlier that day he had actually carried out at the Flamingo’s Go Pool.

The unmistakable voice of Anita Baker is pertaining to town. The eight-time Grammy winning R&B vocalist and songwriter has actually arranged three programs at Encore Theater as part of her Goodbye Show Series on August 29 and September 1 and 2. Tickets are on sale now at wynnlasvegas.com.

Celine Dion won’t be back at the Colosseum till late October but she’s not taking a summer season vacation. She recently introduced a 22-city trip throughout the Asian Pacific area with a sold-out efficiency at the Tokyo Dome provided by Caesars Entertainment, and a group of executives consisting of Jan Jones Blackhurst, executive vice president of federal government relations & & business obligation, remained in participation. Caesars is wishing to build a resort in Japan in Osaka or Tomakomai.

Weekend Rewind: Daredevil Travis Pastrana catches ‘Absinthe,’ Tyga strikes the clubs and more

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Travis Pastrana is preparing to duplicate Evel Knievel’s famous Caesars Palace stunt. By Brock Radke contact page”> contact) Tuesday, June 19, 2018|midnight

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Joseph Sanders/Spiegelworld Travis Pastrana friends around with the Gazillionaire. Severe motorsports icon and star of MTV reveal” Nitro Circus “Travis Pastrana was at “Absinthe” Thursday night, potentially sharing some guidance from one daredevil to another with a member of the Gazillionaire’s wild crew. Pastrana, in case you didn’t hear, is preparing for a live TELEVISION special on History on July 8 wherein he will commemorate Evel Knievel by replicating three of the motorcycle legend’s stunts– including the Caesars Palace water fountain jump that practically claimed Knievel’s life. Stay tuned here to get more information on these occasions, which will be totally free and available to the general public.

“Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” commemorated its grand opening at its brand-new place, at Buca di Beppo at Bally’s Las Vegas, on Friday night. Program folks from Chippendales, “Fantasy,” “Menopause the Musical,” “Raiding the Rock Vault,” “WOW” and “Tenors of Rock” partied together with the happy couple, as did World Hollywood magic males Murray Sawchuck and Xavier Mortimer.

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Sasha Grey took control of at Hyde Bellagio. Identified Friday night at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, singing and dancing along to the famous Rod Stewart: None other than model, starlet and”No Lifeguard on Duty” memoirist Janice Dickinson. She also appeared at Thursday’s grand opening of the Beverly Hills Restoration Center at Downtown Summerlin and she wasn’t the only celeb in website: Design and activist Joanna Krupa, star Dean Cain and reality TELEVISION characters Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley were visiting also.

Hyde Bellagio kicked off its newest weekly bar party Stereo Hyde Sunday night in design, thanks to actress, design and author Sasha Grey, who jumped behind the decks for a DJ set before claiming a special VIP table to party with good friends and sip on Don Julio 1942, Macallan 12 and Grey Goose.

Rap artist Tyga was all over the location on Sunday night. He caught DJ Eric DLux’s set at Apex Social Club at the Palms and also spent some time with chart-topper Marshmello at XS and rapper Yo Gotti and boxing legend Mike Tyson at Drai’s Club.

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Eric DLux and Tyga at Apex.” Inferno: The Fire Amazing”starring magician Joe Labero and The Fuel Ladies commemorated its 100th program on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night. Ironically, it was the very same night and the same location, the Paris Theater, where “Marilyn! The New Musical” finished up its preliminary run.

In other bad news for the program biz, it looks like if the planned concert experience and attraction The Voice: Neon Dreams has been unexpected at the Hard Rock Hotel. The show was set to open this year with a cast of singers from the popular NBC singing competition in a brand-new, customized venue, but these neon dreams are over, obviously a casual of the resort’s brand-new ownership. It was purchased in March and will be rebranded as a Virgin Hotels property by the end of next year.

Weekend Rewind: Golden Knights commemorate at the Palms, Chadwick Boseman parties at Drai’s and more

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Danny Mahoney/Wynn Nightlife Pia Mia, Alesso and Austin Mahone at XS. So there probably won’t be an official, public event for the best growth team in the history of big league sports, our Vegas Golden Knights– thanks a lot, Clark County Commission– but absolutely nothing could stop the gamers from getting together to party one last time. Their picked location? The Palms, specifically the new Scotch 80 Prime dining establishment on Friday night where the Knights delighted in flaming seafood towers, steak and crab mixed drinks. After the meal and a tour of the kitchen area, some crossed the gambling establishment to capture Blink-182 in performance at the Pearl then up to the 55th floor for a nightcap at Pinnacle Social Club.

Golden Knights star forward William Karlsson celebrated his high-scoring season with a Wynn Night life double-header on Friday. He hit Encore Beach Club throughout Afrojack’s daytime set and checked out XS Friday night when Alesso was on the decks and musicians Austin Mahone and Pia Mia were also in the crowd. Mahone took the phase Saturday at the Flamingo’s Go Pool.

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Andrew Dang/Tony Tran Photography T.I. and Chadwick Boseman at Drai’s

. More clubbin’ athletes were spotted at Drai’s Friday night, including the Seattle Seahawks’ Brandon Marshall, the Arizona Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson, the Houston Rockets’ James Harden and Chelsea FC’s Ross Barkley. At the roof location on Saturday night, none other than T’Challa himself Chadwick Boseman stopped by to catch a live efficiency from Tip “T.I.” Harris. New WBO welterweight champ Terence Crawford remained in your home, too, commemorating his victory over Jeff Horn at MGM Grand Garden Arena previously that night.

Previous NHL all-star Colby Armstrong and his spouse Mel Armstrong hosted three of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team disaster survivors, Nick Shumlanski, Brayden Camrud and Tyler Smith, for an efficiency of “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace on June 8. It was the grand ending of a memorable week in Las Vegas for the players, who likewise participate in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals at T-Mobile Arena. Fifteen individuals died and 14 more were injured in a bus crash carrying the group in Saskatchewan, Canada, in April.

A quick upgrade on the Strip’s most recent show: “Marilyn! The New Musical” is formally taking a summertime hiatus. After debuting at the Paris Theater last month and tossing a big grand opening efficiency and celebration on June 1, the program will continue nighttime at 7 p.m. through June 17. After that, it will break up until September “in order to more fine-tune the program and prepare … to launch a nationwide tour.” We’ll wait and see what occurs.

Weekend Rewind: J.Lo at XS, '' Magic Mike ' in London, Santana in Oakland and more

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There’s a lot of Vegas reveal news and happenings to report on, starting with the overseas expansion of “Magic Mike Live.” Channing Tatum’s year-old production at the Hard Rock Hotel will open in The Theatre at the edgy Coliseum Casino in London’s Leicester Square in November. Initially produced by Tatum for the Hard Rock and co-directed and choreographed with Allison Faulk and Teresa Espinosa, “Magic Mike” has actually been amassing consistent honor because its launching and the London variation will stay faithful to the original.

Interactive off-Broadway comedy favorite “Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding” has actually found a brand-new home at Buca di Beppo at Bally’s. The program initially opened in 1988 in New York City and has explored the world, including more than 3,000 shows in Las Vegas at numerous venues. It resumes June 15 running Friday through Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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enlarge image”/ > Tegan Summer and Ruby Lewis open” Marilyn! The New Musical “at Paris Las Vegas June 1. “Marilyn! The New Musical” commemorated a smash hit grand opening on June 1 at the Paris Theater, provided by Tegan Summer season and Caesars Home entertainment and starring Ruby Lewis. Amongst the encouraging performers identified on the red carpet reception prior to the program were the casts of “Baz”, the Chippendales, Cocktail Cabaret, “Inferno,” “X Burlesque” and Human Nature in addition to Penn Jillette, Jeff Civillico, Anthony Cools, Chris Phillips and Claire Sinclair.

Celine Dion has actually revealed additional dates for her Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace into 2019. Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster or at thecolosseum.com on June 8 for these 24 new efficiency dates: October 30-31; November 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16 and 17; December 28, 29 and 31; and January 2, 4, 5, 8, 11, 15, 16, 19 and 20.

Another resident headliner stated a quiet bye-bye over the weekend. Ricky Martin played the Park Theater at Park MGM for the last time on June 3, closing out his “All In” production that opened in April 2017. It was a terrific show that seemed to struggle to sell tickets, but Martin called it a “gorgeous run” and thanked his fans for their energy via Instagram. “I’m going to miss Vegas but I’ll be back for sure,” he stated.

Jennifer Lopez is performing her “All I Have” show at the Zappos Theater at World Hollywood for the next two weekends however she discovered time to hit the club Friday night. J.Lo signed up with The Chainsmokers onstage at XS at Repetition for a rousing performance of her brand-new single “Dinero,” with beau Alex Rodriguez and NBA friend Russell Westbrook singing and dancing along with the crowd.

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Mentioning pro hoops, House of Blues Las Vegas locals Carlos Santana and Cindy Blackman Santana performed a rocking version of the National Anthem prior to Video Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Oakland’s Oracle Arena Sunday. Maybe Santana, a Bay Location native, gets some credit for the Warriors rout of the Cavaliers in that series.

More celeb sightings: Fifth Consistency member Normani, breaking out with her own pop profession thanks to the hit track “Love Lies,” commemorated her birthday at Tao Thursday night. Another sultry singer, Jhene Aiko, celebrated a friend’s bachelorette party at Drai’s Saturday night while her boyfriend, rap artist Huge Sean carried out.

Weekend Rewind: Pink at T-Mobile Arena, Emily Ratajkowski at the Palms, the Aces at Mandalay Bay and more

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Al Powers for T-Mobile Arena Pink thrills the crowd at T-Mobile Arena on March 26.

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> David Becker Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 performs at the Pearl Theater on May 26. Memorial Day weekend 2018 has come and gone in Las Vegas– who needs a nap? We can tell you who should have some rest: Pink. The vocalist, songwriter and well-rounded onstage eager beaver blew her Vegas audience away Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena on her Stunning Injury World Trip stop. She doesn’t just sing and dance. She performs her hits and crowd favorites from other artists, and she flies all over the arena with an aerial regimen that would impress Cirque du Soleil’s acrobats. Lucky for you, she’s returning to the Strip next spring, with a return date at T-Mobile on April 12, 2019.

The event of the new-look Palms continued over the holiday weekend as punk-pop clothing Blink-182 opened its brand-new residency at the Pearl Theater Saturday night and shiny new bar location Peak Social Club drew lots of celebs to have a look at efficiencies by rap legend Nas, “Tonight Program” and Roots bandleader Questlove and Blink drummer Travis Barker. Amongst the popular faces partying on the 55th flooring: design and starlet Emily Ratajkowski, “Vanderpump Rules” star Scheana Shay, “Empire” starlet Serayah, “13 Reasons” starlet Ajiona Alexus and Internet comedian The Fat Jewish.

Speaking of brand-new locations and brand-new headliners, the reconditioned Mandalay Bay Occasions Center was looking mighty great for the routine season launching of our most recent home team, the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces, who played it close with the Seattle Storm on Sunday but could not come away with the W. This is going to be another amazing, major-league sports experience in our city and we extremely suggest you grab tickets to an approaching home video game. MGM Resorts International added a lot of Strip star power on Sunday with a pregame efficiency from the “Michael Jackson ONE” team, a stirring National Anthem by Boyz II Guys and a fantastic halftime show starring Jabbawockeez.

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In show news, “X Burlesque” commemorated 16 years of performances on the Strip Thursday night with a red carpet reception at the Flamingo followed by an efficiency at Bugsy’s Cabaret including brand-new set pieces, music and dance numbers. Producers and directors Angela and Matt Stabile welcomed guests including Cheryl James of Salt-N-Pepa, magician Xavier Mortimer, burlesque beauty Melody Sweets and more. And across the street at Caesars Palace, there’s a brand-new summertime schedule and some special visitors at “The Cocktail Cabaret” at Cleopatra’s Barge. The program moves to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and functions Broadway veteran Brent Barrett (filling out as emcee for Eric Jordan Young) and singer Heidi Webster (substituting Maren Wade).

Weekend Rewind: Unveiling the Palms, rocking the Signboard Music Awards and more

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contact) Tuesday, Might 22, 2018|2 a.m. What. A. Weekend. It’s hard to recall anything that occurred prior to Sunday, when the Electric Daisy Carnival covered its 8th festival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway after the Signboard Music Awards flooded MGM Grand and the rest of the Strip with music’s most significant super stars after the Vegas Golden Knights beat Winnipeg to earn their location in the Stanley Cup Finals. Sure, that last one didn’t happen in Las Vegas, however the countless fans cheering at Toshiba Plaza didn’t mind.

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> Denise Truscello Elton John says farewell to the Colosseum on May 17. Sunday was a whirlwind however Thursday was a huge Vegas night, too. Elton John took his last bow at the Colosseum after the last performance of “The Million Dollar Piano,” his 2nd Las Vegas residency at the Caesars Palace venue.

Meanwhile, simply throughout I-15, Station Gambling establishments tossed a decadent party to unveil brand-new features at the Palms. Basic supervisor Jon Gray welcomed an exclusive collection of visitors, including his mentor and the original owner of the resort, George Maloof, to the striking brand-new casino bar the Unidentified, named after the Damien Hirst tiger shark art setup that sits atop the bar and commands attention. Also new on the casino level and worth a go to as soon as you can handle are the swanky Camden Cocktail Lounge and the brilliantly redesigned dining establishment Scotch 80 Prime, formerly the N9NE Steakhouse area. Stalwart chef Barry Dakake is still running the kitchen area but this is an all-new experience. The celebration culminated with awesome views from new 55th-floor nightspot Apex Social Club, where surprise guest J. Cole carried out with the Strip skyline behind him.

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Chris Pizzello/AP Janet Jackson carries out at the Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena May 20.

Stars in the area for EDC or the Billboards made the rounds over the weekend. Rap artist Wiz Khalifa dined at Estiatorio Milos at the Cosmopolitan on Friday. Christina Aguilera took over the personal dining room at Tao Sunday after her Signboards duet with Demi Lovato while rappers French Montana, Lil Pump and 21 Savage also enjoyed the Venetian location. DJ Khaled and T.I. dined at Cosmo’s Appeal & & Essex on Sunday after the awards show, the very same area Shawn Mendes and Backstreet Young Boy (and Vegas homeowner) Nick Carter visited Saturday night. “That 70s Show” actor Wilmer Valderrama brunched at Palazzo’s Morels Steakhouse on Friday. Jennifer Lopez hosted a private party to commemorate her new single “Dinero” at the brand-new Spago, opening soon at Bellagio, and rapper-of-the-moment Post Malone popped into Hakkasan to perform at the Billboards afterparty.

One last award program note: How remarkable was Janet Jackson? She was presented the Icon Award by Bruno Mars after a scorching efficiency with an army of dancers and mesmerized the MGM Grand Garden crowd and substantial TV audience with a gorgeous, uplifting speech. I said it after I saw her performance at Mandalay Bay in October and I’ll state it again now: Somebody provide Janet a Vegas residency show immediately.

Actress Leah Remini was also in the area and made the most of her Vegas time by reuniting with her “Dancing with the Stars” partner Tony Dovolani onstage at Chippendales at the Rio, where Dovolani is working as star visitor host through Might 27. Remini, celebrating her sis Nicole’s birthday, had so much fun dancing at the Rio that she returned for a repetition to close the show.

Weekend Rewind: Celeb chefs take the Strip, Girl Gaga visits Elton John at the Colosseum and more

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contact) Tuesday, Might 15, 2018|2 a.m. I’ll be investing most of this week with my running shoes on, burning off the calories built up at the 12th annual Vegas Uncork ‘d weekend, where me and all my foodie friends consumed whatever we could discover and talked up as lots of famous chefs as we might see. On the red carpet for Friday night’s Grand Tasting, Man Fieri obtained a professional photographer’s camera and turned the tables, only to obtain clowned by fellow restaurant guy-turned-TV star Graham Elliot. “This is like the Super Bowl,” the “Cake Boss” himself, Friend Valastro, informed me. “Take a look at all these chefs! They’re the best in the world and to be part of this group is unique. It makes you seem like you remain in the club, although I’m a baker.” Pal is a baker who might be opening more principles at Venetian and Palazzo, so stay tuned.

I caught up with Elliot on Saturday at Picnic in Park, an Uncork ‘d event showcasing MGM Resorts chefs. The Chicago chef and restaurateur and judge on “MasterChef” and “MasterChef Junior” operates Coast at MGM Cotai in Macau and would like to expand his relationship with a Vegas restaurant. “It’s always exciting to be around your contemporaries like this but likewise humbling due to the fact that there is such culinary success,” he stated. “To be tied in with MGM is really cool but to come out and have a restaurant here and actually belong of the Las Vegas scene is something I ‘d enjoy to be able to do.”

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is going out for you to catch Elton John’s program at the Colosseum. While we were commemorating the Strip’s wonderful cuisine, Lady Gaga was celebrating Elton John at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace Saturday night. She Instagrammed shots from her private airplane with the caption “Tiny Dancer flies her way to the Rocket Male.” She sang and danced and loved “The Million Dollar Piano” as much as the rest of us, but we’ve never had Elton devote “Your Song” to us the way he did for Gaga. May 15, 16 and 17 are his final shows at the Colosseum; Gaga will take her location as a Vegas headliner at Park Theater in December.

Christina Aguilera just revealed her first big tour in Ten Years and the 22-city trek includes a stop at the Colosseum on Oct. 27. Tickets are on sale at livenation.com beginning Might 18. Aguilera’s been constructing buzz behind new single “Speed up” featuring hip-hop stars Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz– both resident performers at Drai’s– and if the trip is a winner, let’s throw her name into the mix of next-generation headliner alternatives.

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Christina Aguilera at Hakkasan on Friday, April 17, 2015, in MGM Grand.

Found at the Venetian’s hip cocktail lounge The Dorsey drinking on Spicy Flamingos: comic and actor Craig Robinson, who you know from TV shows like “The Workplace” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and films like “Completion” and “Hot Tub Time Device.” I choose the Montañista myself, however those Flamingos are good. And spicy.

Bodybuilding icon and four-time Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler made the rounds, capturing T.I. at Drai’s Friday night and stopping off at the Palms over the weekend for a preview at the Scotch 80 steakhouse, one of three new locations soft-opening at the off-Strip resort this week.

More proof that “Opium” is off to a terrific start at the Cosmopolitan: The Spiegelworld show’s brand project won a Rose Gold Award in the advertising and integrated marketing categories at the recent Muse Creative Awards, an international competitors commemorating excellence in the art of communications. Now we’ll wait and see if it wins an award in the category of “A lot of Theatrical Usage of Bananas” in the upcoming LV Sun Weekend Rewind Awards. I’m still trying to find the ideal place to hold that ceremony.

Weekend Rewind: Mel Brooks at Wynn, Pitbull at MGM Grand, Cardi B at Drai’s and more

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Pitbull postures with Larry and Camille Ruvo on the red carpet prior to the Keep Memory Alive Power of Love Gala at MGM Grand on April 28.

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. This previous weekend was a pointer of why I compose the Rewind on Monday– the principle of the Vegas weekend is flexible; it can start and end whenever it desires. In this case, it appeared to begin Wednesday when Intrigue Club at Wynn Las Vegas opened its two-year anniversary event with a record-setting night anchored by pop-dance hitmakers The Chainsmokers.

There was no decreasing on Thursday when the first-ever Signboard Latin Music Week market conference in Las Vegas culminated in the 20th annual Signboard Latin Music Awards at Mandalay Bay Events Center, where global super stars including Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Maluma racked up trophies and lit the stage on fire.

Friday night brought a return to the Repetition Theater phase for the legendary Mel Brooks, who easily charmed a jam-packed house with tales of his Brooklyn training, his time in the Army, some behind-the-scenes stories of making funny magic with Sid Caesar, Gene Wilder and No Mostel and repeat efficiencies of the best cat-noise sound effect ever. The 91-year-old icon did a couple of dates here last year and was encouraged to come back for two more shows–“They used me more money,” he riffed– and if Brooks finds time for another Wynn run, put it on your agenda.

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Tony Tran Photography Cardi B at Drai’s. Saturday was one of the biggest nights of the year in Las Vegas and I’m not discussing video game two of the Vegas Golden Knights Stanley Cup Playoff series versus the San Jose Sharks. Nevertheless, hockey was on the minds and streaming screens of many at the 22nd annual Keep Memory Alive Power of Love Gala at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, participated in by stars including Marcia Gay Harden, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Carrot Top, Matt Goss and more. The voice of the Golden Knights Mark Shunock in fact started his night hyping up the T-Mobile Arena crowd and cranking the pregame siren with ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons prior to bolting over to MGM to host the gala. There was some Power of Love-Latin Billboards crossover, too, as Zappos Theater resident Pitbull and globetrotting DJ Steve Aoki popped up at both occasions.

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Golden Tiki. Despite all this partying, I was outshined … by a pregnant woman. Social network hip-hop experience Cardi B attended those Billboard Latin awards with fiancé Offset of Atlanta rap attire Migos and performed with Puerto Rican reggaeton star Ozuna, then struck Drai’s Bar at the Cromwell Friday night to party and carry out with Migos throughout the group’s Drai’s Live residency program. The club crowd– that included Denver Broncos star Von Miller– went wild when she grabbed a mic for her verse of “Motorsport,” the Migos hit that likewise features Nicki Minaj.

Chinatown’s tropical favorite The Golden Tiki has added to its collection of shrunken heads. The Man of a Thousand Voices Rich Little is the latest celebrity to be memorialized at the drinking destination and his head was sculpted by Smithsonian artist Terry Barr. Little split a few jokes onstage and chilled with fellow comedian Murray Sawchuck, who has likewise been shrunk at the GT.

Weekend Rewind: Miss Nevada at Hyde, Fleury at Blue Male Group, esports everywhere and more

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This last Las Vegas weekend was chockful of rock music, consisting of ZZ Top’s debut at the Venetian, record-breaking crowds at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center for the second annual Las Rageous festival and classic car-driving rockabilly fanatics loading the parking area at the Orleans for the long-running Viva Las Vegas weekender.

And I didn’t capture any of that things. My weekend was jammed with wine and cheese at community preferred Vintner Grill, some quality time with a Vegas stage legend (program evaluation coming later on today) and a couple of delights and cools thanks to the zombies of the Fremont Street Experience. Different strokes, folks.

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Chelsea Hancock Marc-Andre Fleury at Blue Man Group. I likewise missed out on the glamorous action at Hyde Bellagio Friday night, where Miss Nevada U.S.A 2018 Carolina Urrea hosted an over-the-top edition of the club’s Friday Night Social party. It was likewise Urrea’s main Vegas sendoff as the 23-year-old design and actress with Colombian roots is getting ready for the 67th Miss U.S.A pageant on May 21 at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport, Lousiana.

Anyone else getting a little restless waiting for the Vegas Golden Knights to return to the ice? Our remarkable goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury killed time by having a look at Blue Man Group at Luxor Friday night, followed by a backstage meet-and-greet with his household.

Friday likewise marked the Chippendales launching of new star guest host Tony Dovolani, currently known for his smooth relocations from TV’s “Dancing with destiny.” And he didn’t simply play host– he choreographed a new dance for the stalwart Rio production and handled to lure Ruby Lewis, star of the upcoming “Marilyn! The New Musical” at the Paris, onstage for a spicy salsa number. Dovolani’s Chippendales engagement goes through May 27.

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Denise Truscello Tony Dovolani at Chippendales.

On Saturday, “Quick and Furious” film franchise preferred Michelle Rodriguez visited Las Vegas as the unique visitor for the inaugural broadcast of the H1Z1 Pro League at the freshly christened Twin Galaxies Esports Center at Caesars Entertainment Studios simply steps off the Strip. A passionate player who has contributed her voice to the Call of Duty and Halo video game franchises, Rodriguez joined TV host Kristine Leahy for the new league’s fight royale launching at Caesars’ brand-new full-service production studio.

In other Vegas esports news: The Luxor’s glossy brand-new Esports Arena Las Vegas had a record-breaking occasion Saturday night when Tyler “Ninja” Blevins broke the Twitch streaming record he set last month while playing Fortnite with hip-hop super star Drake. The sold-out Vegas occasion included 232 players from worldwide with $50,000 on the line.

We’re less than a month far from this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the dance music megafest’s promoter Insomniac has actually revealed the launch of the fouth annual EDC Week Charity Initiative in partnership with online fundraising platform Surreal. Through May 8, fans can go into a sweepstakes to win a variety of mind-blowing EDC experiences with proceeds going to benefit the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. Among the lots of packages up for grabs are a helicopter flight down the Strip with Kaskade, a meet-and-greet with Marshmello during his EDC Week show at XS, a DJ lesson from A-Trak and an opportunity to be onstage during a set at the Speedway. Win something remarkable and make a contribution at givesurreal.com/edc.

Red Mercury Entertainment chief operating officer Carlos Reynoso and local home entertainment lawyer Robert Reynolds– who just happens to be manager of The Killers, too– revealed their collaboration to produce the 1Farm Local Food Farm Festival, a brand-new family friendly culinary home entertainment event set for September 8 at Springs Preserve. Regional gardeners, farmers, sustainably minded food and beverage vendors and chefs will provide workshops, tastings, demonstrations and more. Stay tuned to 1farmfestival. com for more details.