“BRETT’S VEGAS VIEW” by Jackie Brett
SAMMY HAGAR HOLDS BELATED BIRTHDAY BASH DOWNTOWN: Sammy Hagar will transform the new Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) into an epic belated Birthday Bash on Saturday, Oct. 18. Sammy Hagar’s Belated Birthday Bash will highlight Sammy Hagar & The Circle featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson rocking music spanning four decades.Tickets are $65 and $85 for “Red Zone,” which includes access to the Party Pit, visit dlvec.com.
ADULT CHILDREN OF ENTERTAINMENT LEGENDS PERFORM AT M RESORT: On Saturday, Nov. 8, the adult children of famous legendary entertainers will come together for a special history-making performance at the M Resort. “An Evening with The Next Generation” will showcase the musical talents of Ricci Martin – son of Dean Martin, Lorna Luft – daughter of Judy Garland, Lena Prima – daughter of Louis Prima, and Steve March-Torme – son of Mel Torme, as they celebrate their legendary parents. Anthony Lewis, son of comedian legend Jerry Lewis, will host the event.Tickets for the 7 p.m. concert are $29.99 and $34.99.
NEW FIVE GUYS BURGERS AND FRIES OPENS AT DOWNTOWN SUMMERLIN: Five Guys Burgers and Fries will open its eighth location in the Las Vegas Valley at the “Sahara Entrance” of the new Downtown Summerlin on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 11 a.m.. Recently named the number one burger restaurant in America by “Playboy” Magazine, all Las Vegas, Henderson and Northern Nevada Five Guys locations operate 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
ENJOY RECKLESS IN VEGAS AT DOWNTOWN GRAND IN OCTOBER: Innovative California rockers Reckless In Vegas will perform three free 8 p.m. concerts Oct. 11, 18 and 25 at the Downtown Grand. The first show will take place at Mob Bar, while the second two concerts will be presented at PICNIC, the property’s urban rooftop pool experience. In honor of the band’s appearances at Downtown Grand, the hotel-casino will feature several “Reckless at Downtown Grand” specials.
JAQUET DROZ’S TIMEPIECE EXHIBIT VISITS THE SHOPS AT CRYSTALS: As part of a world tour to celebrate 275 years of history, Swiss watchmaker Jaquet Droz brings the Enchanted Journey Exhibit this fall to The Shops at Crystals. The exhibit is open to the public from Sept. 30 to Nov. 12.
FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE HOSTS 6th ANNUAL OKTOBERFRIGHTFEST: The Fremont Street Experience will again be transformed for the Sixth Annual OktoberFrightFest, which is a combination of Oktoberfest and Halloween making up the ultimate street party from Oct. 5–Nov. 1. The spooktacular festivities will include free performances from the themed stage production shows “Frank & The Steins,” “Vampire Rising” and “Halloween Hotties.” Viva Vision’s three to four-minute nightly light and sound shows will also be themed to “Time Warp” and “Monster Mash.”
GOLDEN NUGGET HOLDS FIFTH ANNUAL FALL BEER FESTIVAL: The Golden Nugget will host its Fifth Annual Fall Beer Festival Oct. 10 and 11. The two-day festival brings together consumers, craft beer vendors, live music, food and hundreds of beers in two very different events. Guests interested in both events can receive discounted food and beer tickets for Saturday’s Oktoberfest Pool Party with paid admission to Friday’s All American Craft Beer Tasting.
DEC. 6 WILL BE OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE’S ‘LAS VEGAS GREAT SANTA RUN’: The 10th anniversary of Opportunity Village’s largest annual fundraiser, the Las Vegas Great Santa Run®, will be held Downtown on Saturday, Dec. 6. This event has been the reigning champion of the “World Santa Challenge” for three consecutive years and hopes to uphold that tradition in 2014 with thousands of Saint Nicholas lookalikes racing, running and walking. Participants can do a 5K run or one-mile walk. Registration is $45 for individuals; $40 per person on a team of five or more; and $30 for children under 17-years-old; visit Great Santa Run website.A canine companion can join the fun for $10 and receive a doggie bag with treats and toys.
CSI: THE EXPERIENCE CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS AT MGM GRAND: This October, CSI: The Experience at MGM Grand, which is the attraction based on the hit CBS show, will celebrate its five-year anniversary. As October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month, $3 from every full-priced ticket sold during the month will benefit S.A.F.E. House, which is committed to stopping violence and abuse in the family environment.
‘MARRIAGE CAN BE MURDER’ CELEBRATES 15 BLOODY YEARS: “Marriage Can Be Murder,” Las Vegas’ longest running dinner theatre show, will celebrate 15 bloody years of performances with a year-long promotion offering locals specially priced $30 tickets on the 15th of each month through July 2015. The whacky cast of characters serves up murder, mayhem and mystery nightly at 6:15 p.m. in the showroom at the D Las Vegas. Tickets are $64.85, $81.35 and $98.95.
OCTOBER EDITION OF ‘MONDAYS DARK’ WILL BE ‘WOMEN WHO ROCK’: Actor Mark Shunock, who currently stars in “Rock of Ages” at the Venetian/Palazzo and is a former member of the Canadian Hockey League, is the creator/producer of “Mondays Dark,” a monthly variety show where 100 percent of all ticket proceeds go to a local Vegas charity. The October edition will take place Monday, Oct. 13at 8:30 p.m. at Vinyl inside Hard Rock. The October on-stage showcase theme and title is “Women Who Rock” featuring Gretchen Bonaduce, Savannah Smith, Rockie Brown, Justin Mortelitti, Jaime Lynch and others to be announced, all in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door, visit www.MondaysDark.com.
WILD WILLY PARSONS HEADLINES LAUGH FACTORY AT NEW TROPICANA: Wild Willy Parsons will take the stage at the Laugh Factory at the New Tropicana with Chris Newberg and host Brett Riley Sept. 29—Oct. 5. Shows are nightly at 8:30 and 10 p.m. Tickets are $34.95 and $44.95. Newberg’s smart and edgy humor has propelled the guitarist/songwriter turned comedian to the forefront of the national comedy scene. Riley covers topics from pop culture to relationships, family, advice on how to mess with people, and has the ability to sing.
MIXOLOGIST TONY ABOU-GANIM STARTS ‘VODKA DISTILLED’ BOOK TOUR: In early celebration of National Vodka Day, renowned curator of cocktails, Tony Abou-Ganim will kick off his book tour for “Vodka Distilled” at the Lobby Bar at Caesars Palace on Friday, Oct. 3 from 3-6 p.m. Abou-Ganim is widely regarded as one of the pioneering and leading bar professionals in the world.
ROTARY PARK ARTS FESTIVAL WILL BE OCT. 11:The free Rotary Park Arts Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rotary Park at 901 Hinson St. This family-friendly event will offer a variety of art forms including dance and music from several cultures, hand-painted pictures, photography, clay arts, handmade jewelry, and a variety of other artwork. The Chuck Wagon food truck will offer refreshments for sale. For information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS.
MEGAN ROMANO HOLDS FALL DECORATING AND COOKING CLASSES: Megan Romano will be presenting her fall cooking and decorating classes for adults and children featuring personal recipes and professional instruction for $25 per person from 4 –5 p.m. on select Tuesday nights at her Chocolate & Spice Bakery at 7293 W. Sahara Ave., call 702-527-7772. Upcoming classes are: Oct. 21 Halloween Decorating for Children; Nov. 4 Pie Making Class for Adults; and Dec. 9 Holiday Decorating Class for Children.
NEWS CLIPS: No more Blue Man Group parade winding through the casino 40 minutes before the first show of the night at Monte Carlo. The loud procession was comprised of the show’s creative musical props, robots and custom-built vehicles that lit up. The free laser-water show at Sam’s Town at the property’s Mystic Falls Park will be closed Oct. 1-31 for maintenance and repair. The Henderson health care center Union Village is finally going to break ground on Wednesday, Oct. 8. The goal has been to build an integrated health village as a model of state-of-the art technology and environmental sustainability featuring a world-class healthcare center integrated into retail, entertainment and cultural centers. Diana Krall performance scheduled for Nov. 8 at The Pearl inside the Palms is postponed to 2015 due to ongoing complications brought on by a severe case of pneumonia. The Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and singer has also postponed her scheduled album release and U.S. fall tour. “PANDA!” performer Boran Yu was honored with the Merlin Award from the International Magicians Society on Sept. 21. The Capital Grille on the Strip through Nov. 23 is offering a Wagyu Burger and Wine pairing special in the lounge for $25. There’s a choice of one of three distinctive gourmet Wagyu burgers and a glass of one of two California reds: an elegant Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon or a stunning J Pinot Noir. The nation’s premier amateur mixed martial arts promotion, Tuff-N-Uff, is bringing another round of all-star MMA action back to The Orleans on Friday, Oct. 17 live from inside the Mardi Gras Ballroom. Tickets start at $25 and $30 day of the 7 p.m. event. Elixir in Green Valley has live music from 8–11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. In addition, Elixir continues its Monday Night Movies Series. During the midnight “Brewvies,” guests watch a classic movie on the ‘big screen’ while enjoying $3 beer and free popcorn. Elixir also offers Ladies Night on Sundays and an extended Happy Hour on Wednesdays.