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

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Courtesy Clique Hospitality It’s time to take in the view from the top of the Palms again at Apex Social Club.

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.

Tuesday, Might 1, 2018|2 a.m.

. 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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contact)Tuesday, April 24, 2018|2 a.m.

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.

Weekend Rewind: Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton take the town, Kelly Clarkson at Justin Timberlake and more

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This somewhat exhausted entertainment author wasn’t the only one to pull a huge doubleheader of Saturday’s Justin Timberlake show at T-Mobile Arena followed by Sunday’s ACM Awards show at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Kelly Clarkson pulled it off, and much more gracefully, seeing JT do his Man of the Woods thing from the lofty perch at Hyde Lounge at T-Mobile and carrying out a duet of “Does He Love You” with her hubby Brandon Blackstock’s stepmom and ACM host Reba McEntire late in Sunday’s show. For the record, I didn’t sing a word over the weekend. Point goes to Kelly.

Another popular couple was all over the Strip in the most significant way possible. Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton were at World Hollywood Friday morning, of course, as she made her grand arrival to mark her coming resident show at Zappos Theater. Welcoming Stefani to Las Vegas with Shelton were Caesars Home Entertainment CEO Mark Frissora, Live Country Las Vegas President Kurt Melien and Vegas Golden Knights buzz man Mark Shunock. I likewise spotted among my favorite Las Vegans sneaking through the crowd, tennis legend Stefanie Graf.

On Sunday, Stefani attended her very first ACM program where Shelton carried out twice, consisting of a rowdy team-up with Toby Keith. After the show, Shelton took his girl to a surprise complimentary show and celebration at your house of Blues at Mandalay Bay, where they were signed up with by fellow vocalists Keith, Clarkson, Cole Swindell, Chris Janson, Michael Ray, Brett Young and Luke Bryan. Another point for Kelly.

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Howard Carter and Nico Santucci. Spiegelworld’s new show” Opium “is currently making waves at the Cosmopolitan but the celebrities are still in love with the business’s initial Las Vegas production, “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace. Taking in all the antics inside the huge white camping tent on Thursday night: Chester Lockhart, reality TV personality and present co-star of “Sex Tips for a Straight Lady from a Gay Male” at Paris Las Vegas; and “Dancing With destiny” lobbyist Tony Dovolani, soon-to-be guest host at Chippendales at the Rio.

Vegas business owner, designer and restaurateur Nico Santucci got so caught up in Vegas Golden Knights fever– and truthfully, who hasn’t?– that he welcomed his patrons at Capo’s Speakeasy on West Sahara and basically everybody else to write a letter about exactly what the local hockey group means to them. The winning action came from previous football player Howard “Woody” Carter, who lost more than 100 pounds when he appeared on season 16 of “The Biggest Loser,” who composed a wholehearted note about how the Knights’ spirit and success has assisted him deal with the pain of losing his spouse to cancer. The reward: Supper at Capo’s, of course, followed by a Rolls Royce trip to T-Mobile Arena and a ticket to join Santucci against the glass to view the team’s first-ever playoff game on April 11.

In another Italian food-related note, it was just recently announced that Summerlin’s next great restaurant is set to arrive this summertime in the area formerly occupied by Due Forni. Chef Gina Marinelli is getting ready to open La Strega (Italian for “the witch”) on Town Center Drive near the Beltway, a contemporary eatery with a style influenced by the Italian countryside and cuisine covering seasonal dishes from across the nation’s varied areas. The neighborhood is getting more delicious all the time.

Weekend Rewind: Michelle Wie at Hyde, Ray Romano at the Funny Cellar, Ricky Martin for Signboard and more

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018|2 a.m.

. So I had a quite big weekend, taking a look at the brand-new program Opium at the Cosmopolitan (a full review is coming later today) and going huge with a bachelor celebration bar crawl on Fremont Street. But if anyone owned Vegas recently, it needed to be pro golfer Michelle Wie (presently No. 6 on the LPGA loan list and ranked No. 13 in the world by Rolex) who exploded social media while partying at Bellagio and hitting the links at Shadow Creek. Wie and her squad likewise signed in at Hyde Bellagio throughout supermodel and “Genuine Homemakers of Miami” cast member Joanna Krupa’s birthday celebration.

One of your preferred actresses took in among your preferred Vegas programs. The great Viola Davis (“Fences,” “The Aid,” “How to Get Away with Murder”) and her child Genesis saw Cirque du Soleil’s “O” at Bellagio over the weekend, signing up with cast members backstage after the program for the ‘gram. Apparently Davis is a long time Cirque devotee.

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Viola Davis at “O”R&B queen Ashanti stopped at Drai’s Saturday night to enjoy a performance by resident artist 2 Chainz. Likewise identified on the rooftop club: a various sort of homeowner, Floyd Mayweather, and Houston Firecrackers super star James Harden.

The Funny Cellar at the Rio promised huge names would be appearing on its stage just as they do at the New york city City original, and it only took one weekend to prove the claim as Aces of Comedy resident Ray Romano dropped in after his Mirage program. Romano is one of the many standup stars who paid his charges in the NYC club, which has actually exported its design and setup to the off-Strip resort.

Additional entertainers have actually been announced for the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards to be held later on this month at the Mandalay Bay Occasion Center and Strip headliner Ricky Martin tops the list. His fantastic production “All In” go back to Park Theater returns May 23 but he’ll join social media star and rapper-of-the-moment Cardi B and Colombian reggaeton vocalists J Balvin and Karol G at the Latin Billboards show and event April 26, which will be transmitted live on Telemundo. Formerly announced artists include Calibre 50, Chayanne, Maluma, Maná, Nicky Jam and Ozuma. On the other hand, tickets for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Might 20, go on sale Thursday, April 12 at axs.com. Last year’s Billboards were held at T-Mobile Arena and featured another Strip resident, Celine Dion.

ICYMI: Business owner Alex Meruelo closed on his acquisition of SLS Las Vegas last week, officially pointing the struggling Strip resort that was as soon as the iconic Sahara in a brand-new direction. Previous Stratosphere general manager Paul Hobson was named SLS’ new senior vice president and basic supervisor. Expect steady but significant change at this North Strip home and up the block at the Strat, now under the control of Golden Home entertainment.

In dining establishment news, the Cosmopolitan announced its next dining establishment addition, a refined Chinese experience called Red Plate, pertaining to the resort’s 3rd flooring this summer. Chef Yip Cheung was developing specialized dining alternatives for high rollers at Cosmo’s Talon Club and will direct this new Cantonese cooking area, set for the space previously occupied by the Italian pizza and wine bar D.O.C.G.

And if you need another need to visit downtown’s Flock & & Fowl dining establishment– other than that chef Sheridan Su was nominated for a James Beard Award this year– here’s another one. Bartender Adam Rains was crowned the winner of the regional semifinals of the Star of the Bar mixology competitors at Libertine Social, thanks to his innovative cocktail called the Well-known P.I.G., made with Whistlepig 10-year rye, maple syrup, lychee honey, aquafaba and lemon. Rains is off to Chicago May 20 to complete once again at the National Restaurant Association Dining Establishment, Hotel-Motel Show.

Weekend Rewind: ‘Marilyn!’ set for Paris, J.Lo gets Jones ‘d, Richard Branson commemorates and more

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. A new program built around a pop culture icon is coming to Paris Las Vegas. Prospect House Home entertainment’s “Marilyn! The New Musical” will begin previews on May 23 with a grand opening set for June 1, which would be Marilyn Monroe’s 92nd birthday.

Written, directed and produced by Tegan Summer season, Prospect House CEO and brand-new Vegas resident, the initial musical will feature Ruby Lewis (previously of “Baz– A Musical Mash-Up”) as Marilyn and the cast likewise includes Vegas favorites Travis Cloer, Randal Keith and more. Twenty original musical numbers made up by Summertime and Gregory Nabours will be featured, along with tunes Monroe is permanently connected to like “Diamonds Are a Woman’s Best Friend” and “My Heart Belongs to Daddy.” The show is expected to eventually feature a turning cast of stars in the lead Marilyn function when resident Lewis isn’t front and center.

Virgin Group creator Richard Branson was identified at Tao Club Friday night, certainly celebrating his company’s acquisition of the Hard Rock Hotel, announced earlier that day at a fancy interview. The home will be rebranded as Virgin Hotel Las Vegas in the coming months and go through a full restoration.

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title =” Click to expand picture” > Tom Green Jennifer Lopez is back on the Strip for her “All I Have” residency at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood this month, continuing through April 21 prior to a fast break, then back again in mid-May. One of her greatest fans dropped in backstage Thursday night– “Saturday Night Live” scene-stealer Leslie Jones, who killed an impromptu tryout as one of J.Lo’s backup dancers.

Comic and MTV icon Tom Green’s late-night show at Bally’s is over but the “provocative prankster” has a brand-new house down the street at another Caesars Home entertainment property. Green is teaming up with “Chelsea Lately” comic John Caparulo for the brand-new Comedy Lineup at the Harrah’s Showroom opening on May 6. Green will take the stage Sundays and Mondays for a stand-up set that likewise integrates videos and music while Caparulo carries out Thursdays through Saturdays. All shows start at 10 p.m. and ticket info can be obtained at 702-777-2782.

” Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Erika Jayne remained in town to promote her new book “Pretty Mess,” and chose to top her Saturday jaunt with supper at The Cosmopolitan’s Appeal & & Essex restaurant followed by dancing at Marquee Club.

Weekend Rewind: Drake at Marquee, Ricky Martin at Park Theater, Giada at Mat Franco and more

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Welcome to your very first edition of the Rewind. As it ends up, there is excessive fun occurring on any provided weekend in Las Vegas, yet we are still going to bring you the highlights right here each week. Why Tuesday? The Vegas weekend does not typically end on Sunday night. No rest for the wicked.

My own personal weekend started with supper and drinks at the Mirage’s brand-new Osteria Costa, an upgraded Italian experience for the iconic resort from its gifted chef Michael LaPlaca. You can’t purchase poorly here, however for now I’ll highly advise the pizza margherita and linguine with clams. Trust me on this.

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picture “> Denise Truscello/WireImage Ricky Martin at Park Theater Saturday night took me back to the Park Theater to see one of my preferred headliner shows on the Strip, Ricky Martin’s “All In” residency. The Puerto Rican superstar (who you might be seeing in the FX miniseries “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Criminal Activity Story”) had to cancel a program previously this month due to an injury but he remained in perfect shape this weekend, shaking bon-bons and whatnot. His charisma is matched by a scorching-hot dance troupe and band, both amongst the very best of their kind on the Strip. Once they break out his 2016 hit “Vente Pa’ Ca,” everybody was up and dancing for the remainder of the night. You do not need to be a fan of Martin to enjoy this energetic night of music and I highly advise you inspect it out when he returns in Might and June.

Among the greatest names in music made a surprise look Saturday night at the Cosmopolitan. Drake joined resident artist French Montana onstage at Marquee to carry out current hit “God’s Strategy,” then partied the night away with a group that included previous Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger. The hip-hop titans dined earlier that night at Beauty & & Essex, where gossip journalist Perez Hilton was also in your home, commemorating his 40th birthday. Hilton spent his Friday night taking in the amazing “Baz– A Musical Mash-Up” at Palazzo.

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household with Mat Franco at the Linq Celeb chef and Vegas restaurateur Giada De Laurentiis also took in a program over the weekend, however she didn’t stray far from her restaurants at Caesars Palace and the Cromwell, checking in for Mat Franco’s friendly magic extravaganza at the Linq and a post-show meet-up.

Sports Illustrated swimsuit concern designs controlled the Strip over the weekend, partying left and right to celebrate the launch of the 2018 concern. Amongst their stops: Marquee on Friday night, where they got on stage with DJ MikeAttack; and Encore Beach Club for a blowout pool celebration on Saturday, where they took over the high-end bungalows and spent some time with Wynn Nightlife resident star Diplo prior to he joined his associates in Significant Lazer behind the decks.

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Finally, in tasty dining establishment news, the Palms announced its next cooking unveiling, Scotch 80 Prime in the steakhouse area formerly inhabited by the iconic N9NE place. Long time chef Barry S. Dakake is back in the cooking area and all set to fire up tomahawk ribeyes, A5 Japanese Kobe, mesquite-fired shellfish towers and more. It opens in May.