Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Join The After Party With The Backstreet Boys At Chateau Nightclub


Fulfilling many teenage dreams, the Backstreet Boys will make their debut on the Las Vegas Strip with their exclusive headlining residency and will be partying at Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop at Paris Las Vegas after select performances starting Wednesday, March 1.

In September 2016, the best-selling boy band of all time announced their new Las Vegas headlining residency show “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life” at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.  Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson take the stage with a one-of-a-kind, over-the-top production made exclusively for the Vegas stage. After select performances, the Backstreet Boys will party with fans on Chateau’s Rooftop, featuring panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip and lavish VIP booths with bottle service. March after-party dates include March 1, March 4, March 10, March 11, March 17 and March 18. For information about subsequent parties from April through July, please visit ChateauNights.com.

Admission to the popstar party is priced $40. Locals will receive free entry on Wednesday, March 1.

For table reservations and VIP bottle service, call 702.776.7777 or email reservations@chateaunightclublv.com. For general information and updates, call 702.776.7770, become a fan on Facebook - www.facebook.com/ChateauNightclub/ or follow on Twitter www.twitter.com/chateaulv.

3655 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 776-7777

NASCAR Drivers Come Out To Test Track For Kobalt 400

Daniel Suarez (image from NASCAR.com)
NASCAR drivers Daniel Suarez, Landon Cassill, Alex Bowman and Drew Herring completed two days of successful wheel force testing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Tuesday. The quartet was in town to clock some laps as part of a data-gathering test session for manufacturers at the 1.5-mile speedway, and the drivers said the experience was productive. "It’s been really good, and I think we’ve been getting some good information,” said Bowman, who finished third in The Clash at Daytona on Sunday. “It’s been a lot of fun, and the track has been real fast and wide. It’s cool to be back here and get a little bit of a refresher on the race track, and I’m not going to be racing here (in March), but it’s great to get laps and is always fun to drive these cars.”

Cassill, who will return to Las Vegas to compete in the Kobalt 400 on Sunday, March 12, used the session as an extra chance to take mental notes about the speedway. “I take a lot of notes and always do full reports when I do tests and race, so I’ll have a lot of helpful information to bring back when we come back here,” he said. “I’m a really big proponent of getting laps, so I always jump at the opportunity to do things like this.”  Cassill, driver of the No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford, enjoys competing at LVMS and is looking forward to returning to Las Vegas in two weeks. “I like Vegas, and it’s definitely a track that challenges me,” Cassill said. “That’s another reason the test is important to me. I like coming here, it’s a great venue and is always a fun trip. “It’s definitely well worth it, and the West Coast swing is a fun swing for us.”

 LVMS’ 2017 NASCAR Weekend begins with the Stratosphere Pole Day on Friday, March 10, with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying beginning at 4:45 p.m. Pacific Time. The Xfinity Series’ Boyd Gaming 300 takes place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, and the weekend’s racing culminates on Sunday, March 12, with the Kobalt 400 at 12:30 p.m.

For tickets to all LVMS events, call 1-800-644-4444 or log on to LVMS.com.

It's Time For Tequila! Drink Up At Pancho's Mexican Restaurant!

Jalapeno Margarita
Mango Margarita
It’s tequila time! Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant, located in Downtown Summerlin, will celebrate National Margarita Day with the introduction of an expansive menu of handmade margaritas and more than 40 kinds of tequila all day on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Pancho’s will offer unique twists on its traditional house margarita, with flavors including: the Jalapeño Margarita, made with Zarco Silver tequila mixed with homemade margarita mix, triple sec, and topped with sliced jalapeño and a Tajín powder rim garnish, priced at $10.25; the Cadillac “Naughty Maggie” Margarita, made with Jose Cuervo Especial Gold Tequila mixed with fresh lime juice, sweet and sour and triple sec, hand-shaken and topped with Grand Marnier, priced at $11.75; and the Mango Margarita, made with Zarco Silver tequila, homemade margarita mix, triple sec and mango puree, garnished with a Tajín jin powder rim, priced at $10.25. Other margarita flavors include pomegranate, kiwi, strawberry, banana, melon, raspberry and peach.

For an additional fee, guests may upgrade or customize their margarita from a selection of more than 40 kinds of tequila, including Patrón, Herradura and Don Julio.

Reservations may be made by calling 702-982-0111 or at www.panchosrestaurant.com.

Photo Credit: Chris Wessling

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tip-Off Tailgate Block Party Coming To Downtown Summerlin


Downtown Summerlin® is pleased to kick-off basketball finals with a sports-driven event that won’t disappoint. On Thursday, March 16, the destination will host a Tip-off Tailgate block party in partnership with Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa and Dave & Buster’s.

The event takes place from 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Park Centre Drive and includes a paid VIP tent along with family-friendly experiences that are free and open to the general public.

For true sports fans, the Dave & Buster’s VIP section is the place to be. This experience boasts big screen TVs for optimal viewing, plush seating, mobile betting, a cigar lounge, three drink tickets included, a cash bar and unlimited tailgate food. Tickets are $50 per person. VIP tickets are available in advance at www.downtownsummerlin.com or day of the event. Seating is limited.

If you are looking for a family-friendly fan experience, Downtown Summerlin has that covered. The public event offers meet and greet and photo opportunities with NBA sports greats Larry Johnson, Moses Scurry and Anderson Hunt. KLUC’s Chet Buchanan serves as the event emcee. Other not-to-be-missed additions include half court shoot-out challenges, oversized lawn games, game face painting, photos with Summerlin Sam, a cheerleader braid bar from Vent Blotique and much more!

Log on to Downtown Summerlin WiFi the day of the event for a chance to win a trip to the NCAA Final Four. Now that’s something to celebrate!
                                                                                                                                                           
“Downtown Summerlin is truly a destination that has something for everyone,” stated Andrew Ciarrocchi, senior general manager. “This event targets our evolving sports fans and has pioneered a new interactive experience for the entire family to enjoy.”

For more on Downtown Summerlin’s Tip-off Tailgate event, visit www.downtownsummerlin.com or call Concierge at 702-832-1055.

National Margarita Day Is Coming! Celebrate At Cabo Wabo!


Cabo Wabo Cantina will offer signature frozen margaritas on Wednesday, Feb. 22 in honor of the tequila filled holiday.

Cabo will be fulfilling all tequila fixes at the cantina’s signature daiquiri bar. Flavors include signature margarita, strawberry and more, all served in a 14-ounce souvenir cup, with prices starting at $10.

3663 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 385-2226

KIDS!! Design The Next Big T-Shirt For The Pawn Stars!


Does your child have what it takes to become the next design and merchandise expert? The World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, home to HISTORY’s “Pawn Stars,” is searching for their next big t-shirt design, created by their greatest, youngest fans! Children who want to participate must be 12 and under and design an original piece. The winning artist will receive a $500 cash prize and their design will be featured on a new t-shirt for sale at the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop.

Inspired by the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, young artists are encouraged to get creative with their designs, which could include anything from images of the “Pawn Stars,” the shop front, the store sign or a favorite item from a show, among other themes.

Submissions should adhere to the following guidelines:

-          Can be up to three colors, not including the color of the shirt.

-          The design must be original. By submitting a design, the entrant guarantees that the design does not contain any copyright material and that he/she holds rights to everything in it.

-          Designs must be easy to reproduce and fit within a 10” x 10” space. Gold & Silver Pawn Shop reserves the right to make adjustments to the winning design for reproduction and printing purposes.

-          The design must be a high enough quality that can be printed on a t-shirt. For example, the design should have dimensions of 10” square with a minimum resolution of 150 pixels per inch. Vector artwork is also preferred. Software such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw or Corel Paint are good options. If scanning a painting or drawing, also allow for a high quality scan as mentioned above.

-          Entries must be received by March 15, 2017. Entries can be emailed to teresa@gspawn.com, tag @goldandsilver_pawnshop on Instagram or mailed to: T-Shirt Contest c/o Teresa, Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, 713 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89101. All entries become the property of Gold & Silver Pawn Shop.

-          Entries must include the name and age of the child who designed it as well as contact information of the child’s parent or guardian (phone number, address, email, social media handles, etc.)

-          The designs will be reviewed and the winner will be selected by The Old Man, Rick, Corey and Chumlee. The winning design will be printed on t-shirts for Gold & Silver Pawn Shop’s 2017 spring/summer season, worn by fans all over the world.

Located at 713 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop began as a gold and silver store in 1981 when the Harrison family first relocated from San Diego to Las Vegas. In 1988, when the city finally had a population large enough to necessitate the need for another pawn store, Rick Harrison made sure he claimed that license. Often more of a museum-meets-art gallery and located on The Strip, the shop gained notoriety by reporters visiting Las Vegas. After four years of trying to sell someone in the entertainment business on the idea of three generations of a family owning a pawn shop on the Las Vegas Strip, Rick (son of Richard “The Old Man” and father of Corey) got someone’s attention and in 2009, “Pawn Stars” was born. An immediate success on television, it quickly increased the number of visitors coming into Gold & Silver Pawn to more than 4,000 on some days. The shop expanded and became the city’s leading non-gaming tourist attraction (based on recent polls) and remains so today. In addition to souvenir t-shirts and “Pawn Stars” memorabilia, it is still a working pawn shop and is also a great place to view or buy rare art, guns, swords, toy and music collectibles, sports memorabilia, jewelry and so much more. The “Pawn Stars” are there most days working behind the scenes and customers can often catch one of them in the shop meeting and greeting the fans they never imagined having a few years ago.  For more information, visit gspawn.com.

Concerts, Hoops Madness! Everything Coming Up At The Hard Rock Cafe LV Strip Location


Hard Rock Live at Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas Strip keep the heart of rock n’ roll, hip hop and EDM beating with a variety of exciting upcoming concerts and events in February and March. Music lovers can enjoy a daily Happy Hour from 2 -7 p.m. and again from 9 p.m. to midnight featuring $5 draft beer and house wine and $6 call drinks.

Wednesday, Feb. 22
Event: Soul Central Magazine Launch Party and Fashion Show (part of MAGIC)
Doors:  8 p.m.
Cost: $25 GA / $50 VIP
Age: 21+
Genre: R&B
Tickets: ww.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=7225305&REFERRAL_ID=twvenues

Thursday, Feb. 23
Headliner: RVLTN Presents: Datsik
Doors:  8:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 advance / $30 day of show
Age: 18+
Genre: EDM
Tickets: rvltnevents.com/

Saturday, Feb. 24
Headliner: Radio Active
Doors:  9 p.m.
Cost: No cover
Age: 21+
Genre: Alternative/Rock

Saturday, Feb. 25
Headliner: Rich The Kid
Doors:  8 p.m.
Cost: $22.50
Age: 18+
Genre: Hip Hop
Tickets: www.seetickets.us/event/Rich-The-Kid-LIVE/339699

Thursday, Mar. 16 – Saturday, Mar. 18
Event: Hoops Madness (March Madness viewing parties)
Doors:  9 a.m.
Cost: $175 per day or $420 for all three days. Ticket price includes a guaranteed seat, open bar featuring call brands and an all-you-can-eat buffet of game day favorites.
Age: 21+
Tickets: www.hardrock.com/las-vegas/hoopsmadness2017

To purchase tickets, or for more information, call 702-650-8590 or visit hardrock.com/live/locations/lasvegas/. All tickets are available with no service charge at the Hard Rock Live Box Office. No cameras, weapons, backpacks or video cameras will be admitted into the building during concerts. For shows marked “All Ages,” anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a guardian 18 or older. All guests must have a valid ID for entry.

For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

Hard Rock Live Las Vegas
3771 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
LV NV 89109
702-733-7625

WWE Stars Out & About In Vegas! Where??


WWE stars Sasha Banks, Summer Rae and EMMA enjoyed dinner at LAVO Italian Restaurant in The Palazzo Wednesday night. The ladies dined on the famous one-pound meatball, chicken parmigiana and spaghetti carbonara while sipping on cocktails.

Lego Batman Star Crushes It In Vegas!

Monday night, actor Will Arnett, whose newest movie Lego Batman is crushing the box office, was crushing it at Topgolf Las Vegas  where witnesses say he had a pretty good swing! It was the actor’s first visit to Topgolf, opting for a bay on the third floor of the entertainment venue.

4627 Koval Ln
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 933-8458

"Pretty Little Liars" Sasha Pieterse Turns 21 In Vegas!


“Pretty Little Liars” star Sasha Pieterse celebrated her 21st birthday Friday night at Marquee Nightclub in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The actress and her friends partied the night away at their dancefloor table as DJ Ruckus headlined the night. In honor of the birthday girl, Marquee staff surprised her with a celebratory presentation complete with a “Pretty Little Liars” themed cake.

Photo credit: Andrew Dang/Tony Tran Photography

Comedian Benji Brown Brings His Humor To The Access Showroom


Stand-up comic Benji Brown will bring the laughs to Access Showroom on Saturday, Feb. 25.

Brown began performing stand-up in 1999 after being approached by an agent. Using his childhood growing up in Miami as comedic fodder, Brown has been making classmates laugh with his prankster antics from an early age, making stand-up comedy a natural talent. Brown has worked with huge names in comedy like Chris Rock, Steve Harvey, Monique and Rickey Smiley, who made Brown a regular on-air contributor to the syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show.

Brown’s credits include appearances on BET’s “Comic View,” Jamie Foxx’s “Laffapalooza,” and STARZ’s “Martin Lawrence Presents: First Amendment Stand-Up.” Brown has also contributed his voice as on albums for Trick Daddy and Flo-Rida.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $30.50 plus tax and fees, and luxury booths are also available. Guests 21 or older may purchase tickets by calling 702.692.7777 or visiting ticketing.aliantegaming.com.

7300 Aliante Pkwy
North Las Vegas, NV 89084
(702) 692-7777

DRIVE FAST! Experience The Richard Petty Driving Adventures


Roll the dice in Las Vegas and feel the adrenaline rush behind the wheel of a 600HP NASCAR race car. The nightlife on the Las Vegas Strip may be legendary, but when the sun is up the action is always at Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s top attraction, Richard Petty Driving Experience. There is no better way to complete a trip to Las Vegas than to challenge friends and family on the track at speeds of up to 155 MPH.  Reserved experiences at Las Vegas Motor Speedway include round-trip transportation from select hotels on the Las Vegas Strip.

Ride-Along Experience available dates:
·         January  22, 24, 27, 28 and 31

American Muscle Car Challenge available dates:
·         January  22, 24, 27, 28 and 31

Visit www.drivepetty.com/race-tracks/las-vegas-motor-speedway to book your experience today.

Owned and operated by Petty Holdings, LLC, RPDE is the worldwide leader in NASCAR race car drive- and ride- entertainment, available at speedways across the U.S. It has base locations in Las Vegas, Concord NC and Kansas City. RPDE also produces and facilitates auto manufacturer drive and ride programs, safe driving programs, mobile marketing events and motorsports-related production services for the television and film industry. For track locations, dates of operation, or to book an experience visit DrivePetty.com or call 800-237-3889.  Interact with RPDE on Facebook - www.facebook.com/Richard-Petty-Driving-Experience-Las-Vegas-995074120582612/?fref=nf, Instagram (@drivepettyLV), Twitter  - twitter.com/drivepetty or YouTube - www.youtube.com/user/drivepetty.

6975 Speedway BLVD
Las Vegas, NV 89115
(702) 643-4343

Engelbert Humperdinck Is Coming To Vegas!


Engelbert Humperdinck will bring his 50th Anniversary Tour to The Orleans Showroom on Feb. 25-26.

Humperdinck found early success in Europe in the mid-1960’s with the hit single “Release Me,” which spent 56 weeks in the Top 50 of the U.K. charts and reached #1 in 11 countries. His hits continued with the ballads “There Goes My Everything” and “The Last Waltz.” In 1969, his self-titled album peaked at #5 on both the U.S. and U.K. charts.

Humperdinck continued to produce hits in the 1970’s, including “After the Lovin’,” which became a Top-10 single in the U.S. and earned Gold designation. His album of the same name charted in the Top 20 in the U.S. and was a Double-Platinum success for Humperdinck. As the years went on, Humperdinck became a household name thanks to appearances on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” and popular television shows “The Love Boat,” “Hotel” and “Fantasy Island.”

Throughout the years, Humperdinck has recorded with many fellow music legends, including Elvis Presley, Elton John, Kenny Rogers, Neil Sedaka, Gloria Gaynor, Willie Nelson and others. Humperdinck has recorded 64 Gold albums, 35 Platinum albums and has been nominated for four Grammy Awards. In addition, he has sold more than 140 million records worldwide.

Showtime is at 8 p.m. each night. Tickets start at $54.95 plus taxes and fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.orleanscasino.com; or in-person at gift shops inside The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office.

4500 W Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(800) 675-3267

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Local Driver Justin Lamb Wins Super Stock Division


Henderson, Nev., drag racer Justin Lamb – a two-time NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series world champion – kicked off his 2017 season in style by winning the Super Stock division at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif., on Sunday.

Lamb, the 2015 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Super Stock world champ, defeated Timothy Fletcher in the finals to earn the “Wally.” Lamb drove his 2010 Chevy Cobalt to an ET of 8.638 seconds at 153.23 miles per hour, while Fletcher crossed the line in his Chevy Camaro in 10.375 seconds at 120.43. Lamb made his way through a talented bracket to the title, and he feels good about his 2017 campaign. "Hopefully, this will set the tone for the whole season,” said Lamb, who estimates he now has approximately 17 LODRS Wallys in his trophy case. “It’s good to start off that way, and the Winternationals is a cool race. I felt my driving was average, and the car saved me a couple times, but I stepped up my driving in the finals and it worked out.”

Lamb said he did some work on the car in the offseason and was happy with the results in Pomona. “We went with a different tire/transmission combination and made some changes, just little things here and there that I thought needed to be improved,” he said. “I feel like (the competition) is only getting tougher. They’re limiting the number of cars that can go to these national events, and it’s the best 60, so more people are good and have better equipment.”

The 2013 NHRA LODRS stock eliminator world champ plans to compete in 20-25 events this year, including the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals at The Strip at LVMS, March 31-April 2. Lamb also will run his 1970 Chevy Camaro in the Stock Eliminator class, as well as a dragster, in 2017.

Here’s a look at Lamb’s path to the title in Pomona:
Finals—Def. Timothy Fletcher 8.638 ET/153.23 mph to 10.375/120.43
Semifinals—Def. Alan Freese 8.655 ET/152.52 mph to 9.154/146.37
Quarterfinals—Def. Abe Loewen 8.589 ET/151.49 mph to 9.180/146.19
Third round—Def. George Stassi 8.583 ET/153.30 mph to 10.021/129.22
Second round—Def. Charlene Gullett 8.571 ET/157.83 mph to 10.390/125.68
First round—Def. Norm Lapointe 8.617 ET/147.88 mph to 9.692/135.10

7000 Las Vegas Blvd N
Las Vegas, NV 89115
(800) 644-4444

 Photos by Bob Johnson/NHRA

Pool Party Season Is Almost Here! Full Listings For Hakkasan Group Properties


Global hospitality company Hakkasan Group, announced today that Friday, March 10 will mark the start of the highly anticipated 2017 pool season at WET REPUBLIC at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, LIQUID Pool Lounge at ARIA Resort & Casino and Bare Pool Lounge at The Mirage Hotel & Casino. To kick off what is sure to be an unforgettable summer, each daytime hot spot will host special grand opening events in April welcoming poolgoers to soak up the sun while enjoying performances by some of the world’s most renowned DJs. Adding to the excitement WET REPUBLIC will host a special celebration to kick off the iconic pool’s milestone anniversary, marking 10 seasons as the daylife destination.

Hakkasan Group Pool Opening Schedule:

WET REPUBLIC at MGM Grand
Opening Weekend
Friday, March 10
DJ Shift

Saturday, March 11
Fergie DJ

Sunday, March 12
Mark Eteson

Grand Opening Weekend
Friday, April 28
DJ Shift

Saturday, April 29
Steve Aoki

Sunday, April 30
Lil Jon

LIQUID Pool Lounge at ARIA
Opening Weekend
Friday, March 10
DJ Que

Saturday, March 11
Kid Conrad

Sunday, March 12
DJ Lezlee

Industry Grand Opening
Thursday, March 30
Cash Cash | “Cash Cash Me Outside”

Bare Pool Lounge at The Mirage
Opening Weekend
Friday, March 10
DJ D-Miles

Saturday, March 11
DJ Sincere

Sunday, March 12
Zsuzsanna

Monday, March 13
Joseph Gettright

Industry Grand Opening
Monday, April 10
DJ Turbulence | “Case of the Monday’s”

For more information visit www.hakkasangroup.com