BRETT’S VEGAS VIEW
Contributed by Jackie Brett
MILEY CYRUS HEADLINES RESORTS WORLD’S GRAND OPENING: Resorts World, the Las Vegas Strip’s new 3,500-room resort opening June 24, will host its grand opening celebration on July 4 at 9 p.m. at Ayu Dayclub with a live performance by Miley Cyrus. Her headlining show will be broadcast on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot LED Screen – one of the largest exterior LED displays in the United States – for Las Vegas Boulevard onlookers and partygoers to join in on the action. The live show will take place at Ayu Dayclub, Las Vegas’s newest nightlife destination from Zouk Group, Singapore’s leading nightlife and lifestyle brand, and conclude with a spectacular Fourth of July firework show. Ticket and event information are on Zouk Group’s LV site.
‘KEITH URBAN LIVE’ RETURNS TO THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE: Global music superstar Keith Urban is booked for five new performance dates for “Keith Urban Live – Las Vegas” show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Performance dates will be Sept. 17, 18, 22, 24 and 25. General ticket prices for his 8 p.m. shows begin at $69. Four-time GRAMMY© Award winner Urban has also won 13 CMAs, 15 ACMS, three AMAs, two People’s Choice Awards and celebrated nine consecutive gold, platinum or multi-platinum albums. This year brings new music from Urban’s latest studio release, “The Speed of Now Part 1,” an album which marks his fourth in an historic streak of simultaneous No. 1 album debuts in the U.S., Canada and Australia. Not only will his shows feature debut performances of songs from the album, including his current single “One Too Many” with P!nk, they will be highlighted by many of his 24 chart-topping hits.
THE COSMOPOLITAN WELCOMES COMEDIAN DANE COOK: Standup comedian and film actor Dane Cook will headline The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan on Saturday, Aug. 21. The announcement comes on the heels of Cook’s immense success with five chart-topping comedy albums and appearances in several Hollywood blockbuster films. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 11 and start at $29. Throughout his career, Cook has released five uber-successful comedic albums including “Retaliation,” the highest-charting comedic album in 28 years, as well as performed in the HBO special “Vicious Circle.” Cook recorded his “Rough Around the Edges” album live Madison Square Garden, becoming the second comedian to completely sell out the arena. Cook can be seen in movies “Employee of the Month,” “Good Luck Chuck,” “Dan in Real Life” and in the 2013 animated film, “Planes” as a lead voice role.
SWEET SIN BY CLAUDE ESCAMILLA IS OPEN AT THE LINQ PROMENADE: Award-winning, internationally acclaimed pastry chef Claude Escamilla has opened his pastry shop, Sweet Sin by Claude Escamilla, at The LINQ Promenade between The LINQ Hotel + Experience and Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar on the Promenade. The location represents the first eponymous European-style pastry shop for Escamilla, who grew up in the south of France and arrived in Las Vegas in 1999. He previously served as executive pastry chef on the Strip for 17 years. Shop hours are Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday-Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 a.m. The redesigned interior features an enormous, handcrafted chocolate fountain as its centerpiece. The new décor features a sleek, white pastry display case handcrafted in Italy and a polished, towering chocolate fountain custom-made by elite artisans in France. The chocolate fountain is composed of three, seven-inch-diameter, curvilinear pipes crossing the ceiling, culminating in three taps behind the pastry case. Each tap dispenses a different variety of chocolate—dark, white and caramel—which is poured before customers onto menu items such as crepes, chocolate-dipped strawberries and hot chocolate. An elaborate rotating case displays an artistic assortment of 400 handmade macarons in every color of the rainbow, as well as sweet souvenirs and other memorabilia. In addition to macarons and crepes, the shop offers 13 flavors of gelato, omelets, breakfast sandwiches, sweet and savory pastries, a tempting array of homemade European desserts and traditional coffee beverages as well as cold brew coffee on draft.
MARIGOLD WILL DEBUT AT RESORTS WORLD ON JUNE 24: Marigold opening at Resorts World on the first day June 24 will celebrate the golden days of Las Vegas and Palm Springs in a retro space with mid-century modern décor and a menu of craft burgers, lobster rolls and decadent desserts. The concept, developed by Las Vegas-based Gen3 Hospitality will also feature a sister concept called Goldies, which will offer homemade treats such as cookies and pies as well as grab-and-go breakfast and lunch options. Visitors can expect to find numerous lobster-forward dishes such as Lobster Avocado Toast, Lobster Croquettes, Lobster Linguini and Proper Lobster Rolls, as well as a collection of over-the-top craft burgers, a decadent dessert program and an array of signature cocktails. Located on the main casino floor adjacent to The Theatre at Resorts World, Marigold will have a large dining space which can seat 200 guests, a bar, and two private dining space. The restaurant will open daily at 11 a.m. and close at 11 p.m. on weekdays and midnight on Friday-Saturday.
LAS VEGAS TO HOST SUMMERSLAM® AT ALLEGIANT STADIUM: WWE® will hold SummerSlam at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Saturday, Aug. 21 at 8 p.m. ET, marking the first time the annual event is being held at an NFL stadium. Located adjacent to the Strip, Allegiant Stadium is a state-of-the-art global events destination and home to the new Las Vegas Raiders. SummerSlam will be one of the first sporting events held at full capacity at Allegiant Stadium with tickets on sale Friday, June 18. SummerSlam will stream live exclusively on Peacock in the United States and on WWE Network everywhere else.
CIRCA HOSTS UNIVERSAL DOMINO LEAGUE’S KICKOFF TOURNAMENT: Hundreds of global domino enthusiasts and thousands of spectators will gather at Circa downtown for the Universal Domino League’s (UDL) Summer Kickoff Domino Tournament on Saturday, July 17 at 11 a.m. Competitors will compete for more than $100,000 in cash and prizes, the UDL Championship Belt and the title of “Universal Domino League Champion.” Participants will compete in head-to-head, double-elimination rounds. Tournament registration is $200 per competitor. The top 32 players will receive a payout and the grand prize winner more than $30,000 in cash and prizes. Must be 21 years or older to compete. Registration is open on the UDL’s website. There is free entry for all spectators. The UDL was established in May 2014 as an American domino tournament hosting service and promotion company based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
ORLEANS ARENA HOSTS WEST COAST CLASSIC CROSSFIT SEMIFINAL: Loud And Live Sports’ West Coast Classic CrossFit Semifinal will bring top CrossFit athletes from across North America to the Orleans Arena June 18-20. The event takes place Friday, June 18 noon–8 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tickets start at $85 plus fees and can be purchased on Orleans Arena’s website. The three-day competition and fitness festival will showcase some of CrossFit’s most elite athletes vying for a spot at the world championship of CrossFit, the 2021 CrossFit Games. Spectators are invited to experience the competition in person and visit industry vendors in the exposition area during the fitness festival. A total of 30 men, 30 women and 20 teams will compete during the West Coast Classic CrossFit Semifinal weekend. The top five men, women and teams from the competition will advance to the 2021 CrossFit Games in July in Madison, Wis.
PT’S EXPRESS OPENED AT BOTH ARIZONA CHARLIE’S: PT’s Express has opened at both local Arizona Charlie’s locations with each outlet located steps away from bet-placing at a William Hill Sports Book. PT’s Express offers favorite menu selections from PT’s Taverns. The Boulder Highway venue is 447 square feet and replaced Charlie’s Cheesesteak Deli. This PT’s Express is open 24 hours daily. The 1,157-square-foot PT’s Express at Decatur took over Nobel Roman’s Pizza and Subway space. It is open daily for lunch and dinner.
LOCALE ITALIAN KITCHEN INTRODUCES FAMILY-STYLE SUNDAY DINNERS: Award-winning Locale Italian Kitchen in the heart of Mountain’s Edge wants to bring families back to the dinner table with the launch on May 30 of the Family-Style Sunday Dinners, which is available every week for dine-in service. Cost is $80 and serves four. Meal includes oven baked garlic and mozzarella bread; salad, pasta and entrée choices; and Locale’s signature cannoli for dessert. Additionally, new dinner menu selections are available now, lump crab cake, lamb shank, roasted salmon, veal marsala and devil’s food cake. Locale is located at 7995 Blue Diamond Rd. #106. Sunday brunch begins at noon and dinner runs to 9 p.m. Happy Hour runs Monday–Thursday 5-6 p.m. with drink and food specials. Owner Andy Hooper opened The Black Sheep neighborhood restaurant in 2017 serving modern Vietnamese-American food, bought Locale Italian Kitchen + Craft Cocktails in June 2019, and in 2021, opened El Luchador Mexican Kitchen + Cantina.
ELLIS ISLAND OPENS POP-UP TIKI BAR: Ellis Island behind Bally’s on Koval Lane has debuted its heavily themed Tiki Bar area, which will run for one month serving up a specialty menu with tiki-inspired food and cocktails. Hours are Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to midnight; Monday same hours until 10 p.m.; and Tuesday-Thursday 4-10 p.m.
CRAFT BEER ITEMS
595 Craft and Kitchen at 4950 S. Rainbow, Ste. 100 is celebrating its 4th Anniversary with a weeklong party. Kicking off Monday, June 14, 595 will feature new and rare local craft brews every day until Saturday, June 26 when all 24 taps will feature a local option. Also on deck, are the 595 Crispy Chicken Skins, which will be making a special appearance on the anniversary menu. CraftHaus will be hosting a Father’s Day Brewery Tour Saturday, June 19 at noon. Dads can get a 30-minue tour of the Henderson brewery at 7350 Eastgate Road, Suite 110 and enjoy at flight of four CraftHaus core beers for $15. Reservation can be made on the CraftHaus website.
ABOUT TOWN NEWS
Art Houz movie theater is brand new in downtown Las Vegas at Gass Avenue and Third Street. Theater management says it’s more than a movie theater and will host watch parties for sports and more. The Art
Houz was formerly home of the Eclipse Theaters. Meeting the continued high demand for tickets, Meow Wolf at AREA15 has again expanded its operating hours for its latest permanent installation, Omega Mart. Visitors now have more opportunities to explore what’s in store daily from 10 a.m. to midnight. Final entry is permitted at 10:20 p.m. In addition, hidden inside Omega Mart is Datamosh, a full bar featuring eight specialty cocktails, but no signage points the way. You must discover it on your own. Ice construction of Minus5° Ice Experience at Mandalay Bay and The Venetian Resort and ICEBAR at The LINQ Promenade, will begin June 8. When completed on June 11, each attraction will feature new art pieces and themes throughout each location. Ten ice carvers with an average of 25 years of experience each will use everything from chainsaws to precision ice-carving tools to construct new art displays at each ice lounge. New blocks of ice, each weighing 250 pounds, will be used in the construction. Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada (DSOSN), the leading nonprofit organization and primary source of education, information, and support for Southern Nevada families affected by Down syndrome, is holding its first-ever “I’ve Got the Music in Me” Concert in the Park on June 26 from 10 a.m.–9 p.m. at Craig Ranch Regional Park at 628 W Craig Rd, North Las Vegas. The event will be open to the community and feature live sets from local bands and musicians along with food trucks. General admission tickets are $10 per child (ages 5-16) and $35 per adults. For information, visit dsosn.org/concert-in-the-park.
‘DJANGO VEGAS!’ RETURNS TO DOWNTOWN JUNE 19: “Django Vegas!” will be back at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., on Saturday, June 19 from 6 to 10 p.m. Curated by Mundo Juillerat, the annual musical celebration pays tribute to the roots, origins and established figures of gypsy jazz. This year, the lineup is featuring three bands – The Hot Club of Las Vegas, Trio Gadjo and Hot Club of Los Angeles – and special guest GRAMMY® nominee Clint Holmes along with guitarist Gretchen Menn of Zepparella. Tickets for all ages are $25.
THE GARDEN CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY: Sin City’s hottest gay bar, The Garden Las Vegas is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a lineup of fabulous queens and LGBTQ+ icons. A celebration will be held at The Garden in the Downtown Las Vegas Arts District on Friday, June 11 at 7 p.m. The girls, gays and others are invited to a pre-garden party catwalk found at the end of the “rainbow” sidewalk located in the heart of the Arts District. There, attendees will be welcomed to a “Pride-ful” red-carpet event hosted by The Ebony Enchantress, Symone, season 13 winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” The Garden is a fresh, new concept created by nightlife empresario, Eduardo Cordova, whose second establishment, Queen Bar, will debut late this year on Main St and Colorado.
Entertainment is being booked at South Point’s Showroom. The Lettermen are scheduled Friday-Sunday, June 11-13; tickets start at $40. Over Father’s Day weekend, Steve Solomon’s “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy!” runs Friday-Sunday, June 18-20; tickets start at $40. Frankie Scinta – The Showman is added on Friday June 25 at 7:30 p.m.; tickets start at $35. The Mob Museum is hosting an invitation-only, VIP world premiere movie screening on June 11 of “The Birthday Cake,” an American crime thriller being released in theaters and on demand on June 18. The film stars Ewan McGregor, Val Kilmer, Aldis Hodge, and Lorraine Bracco. The Juneteenth Legacy Jazz Heritage Festival will be held Friday, June 11 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Water Street Auditorium, 240 S. Water Street in Henderson. The lineup is the opening ceremony at 5 p.m., and African dance “From the Belly of the Slave Ship” at 6 p.m., the Woody Woods Quintet featuring Genevieve at 6:45 p.m. followed at 7 p.m. with Juneteenth Jazz.
AREA15 HOSTS ‘VACCINES AFTER DARK’ VACCINATION SITE JUNE 14: AREA15 will host “Vaccines After Dark” – a COVID-19 vaccination site for Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson on Monday, June 14 from 7-10 p.m. The event is offered for first and second dose vaccinations and will take place outdoors in the shade in AREA15’s outdoor venue, A-Lot. All visitors who receive a shot will be given complimentary ice cream from Emack & Bolio’s. A parent or guardian should be with children 12-18 years old.
GAMERS WINNING BIG
Recently a lucky Caesars Rewards member hit a Mega Progressive Jackpot on Three Card Poker for $1.3 million at Harrah’s. The guest who chose not to be identified was visiting the property on the same day capacity restrictions were lifted across the city. The winning hand came on a royal flush of hearts. Throughout the month of May, Boyd Gaming customers across the valley scored multiple jackpots of $10,000 or more. In total, players won more than $30 million in jackpots in the last month! Last month, one lucky guest won big during the 2021 mychoice® Millionaire Slot Tournament at the M Resort. After three rounds of tournament play, Linda I. visiting from Ohio ended up with the highest cumulative score to become the winner of $1 million. She was one of 285 players.