BRETT’S VEGAS VIEW
Contributed by Jackie Brett
THE BEVERLY THEATER IS COMING TO DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS: Plans have been revealed for The Beverly Theater, a new independent film house and performance theater set to debut in downtown Las Vegas in mid-2022. The Lucy, The Writer’s Block, and the fully funded theater, which breaks ground this fall, fulfills a nearly $30 million commitment to the arts on 6th street by The Rogers Foundation. The Beverly Theater will host independent films, music happenings, artistic performances, literary experiences, and educational programming seven days a week. The not-for-profit venue will be perfectly situated next to the popular independent bookstore, The Writer’s Block at The Lucy. The two-story, 14,306-square-foot film house and performance theater will feature three distinct areas including the main theater, terrace, and courtyard, each designed and purposefully dialed-in to allow for unique content offerings. Additionally, The Beverly Theater will have an on-site box office, retail/concession space, fully loaded green room (affectionately named The Teddy), catering kitchen, and educational workspaces. The main theater will feature raked seating of just over 150 seats resting on a retractable platform to allow for expanded standing room capacity and convert the venue into a multi-purpose black box theater with the push of a button. Multiple lighting plots will allow the theater to be used in a variety of different ways and can be staged in multiple directions. With extraordinary emphasis on the film-watching experience, the 360-square-foot screen is coupled with a motorized cinema masking system and has been designed to maximize viewing angles from every seat in the house. Overlooking 6th Street, the terrace is strategically wired for audio and sound. Perfect for intimate performances, secondary cinema screenings, and social happenings. The courtyard provides a more intimate space ideal for book clubs, educational gatherings, reading, working, coffee-drinking and more. The Beverly Theater’s exceptional design is the work of Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects. Bringing the theater to life as general contractor will be Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. Grand Canyon Development Partners will manage the construction process on behalf of the Foundation. The brainchild of namesake philanthropist Beverly Rogers, The Beverly Theater further underscores The Rogers Foundation’s ongoing commitment to supporting the arts and education. The Rogers Foundation is one of the largest privately funded charitable foundations in Nevada.
COSMOPOLITAN REVEALS ITS ‘BOOTS ON THE BOULEVARD’ CONCERTS: The Cosmopolitan has announced the return of the Boots on the Boulevard Concert Series to The Chelsea for the fifth consecutive year during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR), Dec. 2–11. The series kicks off with country star Brantley Gilbert on Dec. 4 followed by Cody Johnson Dec. 8 and 9, and multi-Platinum entertainer Dierks Bentley Dec. 10 and 11. Tickets for the individual show dates go on sale Friday, July 23 at 10 a.m. PST. Performances are at 8 p.m. Dierks Bentley continues to be a dominant voice for country music with over 6.4 billion streams and 20 No. 1 singles at country radio. Bentley has amassed countless nominations from the ACM, CMA, Billboard Music Awards and more while also earning 14 Grammy® nominations. He recently celebrated his 15-year anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry and has created professional endeavors outside of the music with his Flag & Anthem lifestyle collection “Desert Son,” along with his “Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row” franchise hosting five locations. Tickets start at $39.
DELILAH AT WYNN HAD GRAND OPENING LAST WEEKEND: Delilah at Wynn is a modern-day supper-club offering a beautiful and lively social dining atmosphere located in the exclusive Tower Suites enclave. The grand opening was held last weekend with many celebrities in attendance and some performing including Andra Day, Meghan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly, Dave Chappelle, Joe Rogan, Drake, Justin Bieber and Hailey, Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Mel Gibson, naming only a few. Delilah’s areas include the Little Bubble Bar seating 34 upstairs, Anchor Bar on lower level, main dining room seating 127, and outdoor dining with two courtyards combined seating 46. Delilah is open Wednesday-Sunday, with restaurant hours 5:30-11 p.m. and a late-night menu, bar and lounge open 5:30 p.m. to late night.
CRISS ANGEL RETURNS TO PLANET HOLLYWOOD WITH MINDFREAK ®: Last week, Criss Angel, cast and crew returned to the Criss Angel Theater for their show “MINDFREAK” at Planet Hollywood. Criss Angel MINDFREAK performs Wednesday through Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $69. Angel’s immersive magic and state-of-the art technology includes more than 2,000 lighting instruments, countless visual effects, and the largest digitally interactive backdrop in entertainment, all of which earned him a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Brotherhood of Magicians, an honor granted only five times in the organization’s history. A YouTube sensation, Angel is the most watched magician in internet history. His “Walk on Water” clip has generated more than 60 million views alone, and all his clips combined have over a half a billion views. Angel also has the largest social media following of any illusionist, with nearly 7 million followers.
‘VAN GOGH: THE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE’ EXTENDED AT AREA15: As a result of popular demand, the “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” exhibit at AREA15 is being extended through fall 2021. The popular digital exhibition honoring the iconic artist is a timed experience encompassing 35 minutes and mapped specifically to fit the nearly 7,000-square-foot Portal. General admission tickets include high-top seating where guests are enveloped in sensational artistry, while VIP tickets include VR goggles to experience “A Day in the Life of the Artist in Arles, France,” a virtual stroll alongside Van Gogh himself to explore the countryside settings that inspired his artwork. In addition to the expanded dates, guests can also book tickets to “Sunflowers & Rosé: A Guided Painting Experience” taking place on July 29, Aug. 12 and 26. At this two-and-a-half-hour event, guests will follow along with expert art instructor Kim Bavington for a Van Gogh-inspired painting session inside The Portal before the show begins. “Sunflowers & Rosé” will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and include a guided painting tutorial, one glass of rosé or one mimosa per person, following the 35-minute showing — plus a handmade painting guests can take home with them. Tickets are $60 per person. “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” runs Monday-Thursday, noon to 10 p.m.; Fridays, dark; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Adult tickets start at $35 with 20 percent off for military and seniors; children’s tickets are $19. VIP tickets, which include the VR experience, can be added to the general admission ticket for $10 more.
Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Bryan Adams will make his debut at Wynn this fall when he takes the stage at Encore Theater for his only tour stop in the United States. Adams will present his celebrated songs with six shows on select nights from Nov. 10-20. Hailed as one of the most exciting live musicians in the world, Adams’ has been entertaining audiences for more than four decades. Pop artists Debbie Gibson and Joey McIntyre have added four new dates for “Debbie Gibson & Joey McIntyre Live From Las Vegas” at The Sands Showroom inside The Venetian®. As they celebrate the release of their new studio version remake of “Lost in Your Eyes, the duet,” the pair added Sept. 16, 17, 18 and 19 to their limited engagement, in addition to their four previously announced shows Aug. 26–29. Legendary Rockstar Rod Stewart will celebrate the 10th anniversary of his acclaimed residency “Rod Stewart: The Hits.” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace when he returns to Las Vegas for nine shows on select dates Oct. 6-23. Legendary Grammy Award-winner Van Morrison has announced a three-night run of shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Feb. 18, 19 and 20, 2022.
HARRAH’S HEADLINER TAPE FACE WILL SWITCH SHOWROOMS AGAIN: Tape Face is moving to Harrah’s Cabaret! The show’s residency began in 2018 at Harrah’s in his 180-seat House of Tape room, which due to demand outgrew the space. With social distancing, he ultimately transitioned into Harrah’s Showroom last fall. Tape Face will perform at 6 p.m. in Harrah’s Cabaret, which seats almost 300, Wednesday to Sunday starting July 23. Ticket prices begin at $39. Tape Face is New Zealand comedian Sam Wills, who made indelible impressions on American audiences when he stood out on “America’s Got Talent” and “America’s Got Talent: The Champions.” The Tape Face experience is an endlessly inventive comedy show with a magical brand of physical comedy and imaginative feats.
ALT-ROCK BAND EVERCLEAR WILL HEADLINE AT M RESORT: Grammy-nominated alt-rock band Everclear will perform at M Resort inside the Pavilion, where they were to appear in April 2020, on Saturday, Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $15. Formed in 1991 by founding member Art Alexakis in Portland, Ore., Everclear has enjoyed a lengthy career with 11 studio releases, numerous videos, and thousands of shows. Although the band hasn’t released a new studio album since its 2015 triumphant “Black Is The New Black,” Everclear continues to actively tour. While Everclear’s gigs include a rendition of “Santa Monica” and “Father of Mine,” lately the band also explores the full range of past material especially “deep cuts.”
BROOKLYN BOWL IS OPEN AGAIN AT THE LINQ PROMENADE: Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, the live music venue known for hosting dynamic performances and private events at The LINQ Promenade, is open and kicking off their summer lineup. Hours are open daily from 5 p.m. to close. Brooklyn Bowl, which opened in 2014, maintains a robust calendar with live music, 32 bowling lanes, five bars, flexible private event space and a menu by Bruce and Eric Bromberg’s Blue Ribbon Restaurants. The venue, which comprises three levels and 80,000 square feet, can accommodate more than 2,400 concert goers in its standing-room general admission area, the bowlers’ lounges adjacent to the lanes where bowlers can relax on leather sofas and enjoy food and beverages, or the private lounge boxes overlooking it all.
CRAFTHAUS BREWERY PARTNERS WITH THE MINT 400: Local CraftHaus Brewery is proudly the official craft beer of the The Mint 400 taking place Dec. 1-5. The multi-day race event features a vehicle parade down the Strip, a two-day festival on historic Fremont Street, and two days of grueling off-road racing on a desolate and punishing 400-mile racecourse. Nearly 65,000 off-road and recreational enthusiasts come to watch 500 race teams in 50+ classes from 25 different states and 15 different countries compete. CraftHaus’ 2021 Silver State Mint 400 Blonde Ale is a name reflecting Nevada’s pioneering spirit. Brew lovers will receive a free Mint 400 pint glass for reserving their six pack online for onsite pick up at either CraftHaus location. The special six packs can be found locally where CraftHaus is sold and shipped to within Nevada and to Alaska, Washington, D.C., Florida, Illinois, New York and Pennsylvania. Mint 400 bars will be fully stocked with the Silver State Mint 400 Blonde Ale Dec. 1-5, 2021.
LAS VEGAS GREAT SANTA RUN REGISTRATION IS OPEN: Registration is now open for the Las Vegas Great Santa Run, which is returning to Downtown Las Vegas for its 17th year with a new hybrid format, offering runners around the world two options to support Opportunity Village: a full capacity in-person race on Saturday, Dec. 4 or a virtual race that can be completed any time between Dec. 4-26, 2021. Per person prices are: Early-bird rate $25 through July 31; $35 August-Sept. 30; and $40 October-Race Day. Runners and walkers for both in-person and virtual runs will receive a medal, race bib, swag bag and Santa suit (while supplies last) with their paid registration. Pets are always welcome, simply sign them up. Plus, Opportunity Village is bringing back the Pet Costume Contest this year and will announce details later this summer. In-Person race day festivities will include a fun-filled pre-show on the Fremont Street Experience beginning at 8 a.m. From there, you take the 5k or 1-mile course and cross the finish line into the Llama Lot for the after-party featuring a variety of food trucks, vendors, and live entertainment.
TICKETS ON SALE FOR THE SHRINERS CHILDREN’S OPEN, OCT. 4–10: The 2021 Shriners Children’s Open will bring the FedExCup to TPC Summerlin as the PGA TOUR returns to the Las Vegas valley for the 39th consecutive year in this weeklong charitable tournament. Defending champion, Martin Laird will be one of the many top golfers in the world who will participate in the competition and help support the mission of Shriners Children’s from Oct. 4–10 at TPC Summerlin. A limited number of tickets are on sale now for the 2021 tournament. Guests can choose between three ticket options starting at $30.
ATOMIC TESTING MUSEUM’S HAS SPEAKER FROM DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY: The National Atomic Testing Museum’s Distinguished Lecture Series will feature Todd Shrader, the principal deputy assistant secretary for the Office of Environmental Management (EM) on Saturday, July 24 at 1 p.m. EM’s mission is to address the nation’s Cold War environmental legacy resulting from decades of nuclear weapons production and nuclear energy research, including some of the world’s most dangerous radioactive sites and thousands of contaminated facilities. Cost is $15 for non-member and free to museum members. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Panevino restaurant will be offering a four-course dinner and feature world touring comedian Ian Bagg as the evening’s headliner on Thursday, July 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $137.50. Last Sunday, one lucky guest who resides in Virginia hit a jackpot while playing a Wheel of Fortune machine for $292,374.31 at South Point. In honor of Disability Awareness Month and the 30th Anniversary of the Disability Act, New Vista, the largest nonprofit helping people with IDD in Southern Nevada, and Downtown’s Donut Bar are holding a month-long donut donation campaign. The New Vista Donut, colored Blueberry with Meyer Lemon, is available for $2 throughout July with 100% of the proceeds from the purchase going to New Vista.