Thursday, January 19, 2017

Celebs Out & About In Vegas! Who? Where?

“Criminal Minds” star Joe Mantegna was spotted at LAVO Italian Restaurant in The Palazzo Wednesday night enjoying dinner with friends. The group dined on a selection of LAVO favorites.

Broadway Play Love Letters Comes To The Space LV

Grab your loved one and get your romance on with the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by A.R. Gurney, “Love Letters.”  Featuring five couples from the Las Vegas entertainment community, “Love Letters” is the first play to debut at The Space (3460 Cavaretta Court), the new community-driven, charity-based arts complex that opened on Jan. 5 in Las Vegas.  “Love Letters” is presented as a limited, five-day engagement Feb. 10 – Feb. 14, 2017.

“Love Letters” features the following schedule:

Friday, Feb. 10            Penn Jillette & Emily Jillette
Saturday, Feb. 11        Robert Torti & DeLee Lively Torti
Sunday, Feb. 12          Josh Strickland & Todd DuBail
Monday, Feb. 13        Graham Fenton & Nicole Kaplan Fenton
Tuesday, Feb. 14        Clint Holmes & Kelly Clinton Holmes

A disarmingly funny and unforgettably emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love, “Love Letters” is the story of two friends –  rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III – who have exchanged notes, cards and letters with each other for over 50 years. From second grade, through summer vacations, to college, and well into adulthood, they have spent a lifetime discussing their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, and victories and defeats. But long after the letters are done, the real question remains: Have they made the right choices or is the love of their life only a letter away?

Tickets are $20, general admission seating. Table seating is also available for $35 per ticket.  Tickets for this special engagement are on sale now online at or at The Space box office at 3460 Cavaretta Court.

Full List Of Musical Events At House Of Blues

House of Blues Las Vegas adds new shows to their concert listings including Social Distortion and Biz Markie.  Unless otherwise noted, all tickets are on sale now by visiting,, or by calling 702-632-7600.

Just Announced – On SALE Friday January 20
Friday, March 3 & Saturday, March 4
Social Distortion
Doors: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: start at $37
Age: 18+
Genre: Punk Rock

Saturday, April 22
Biz Markie ’80s vs. ’90s
Doors: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $10+
Age: 20+
Genre: Hip Hop

Joe Walsh
 Performing Week Of1/16 -1/22
Wednesday, Jan. 18; Friday, Jan. 20; and Saturday, Jan. 21
Joe Walsh
Doors: 7 p.m.
Tickets: start at $89.50
Age: 18+
Genre: Hard Rock / Pop Rock

Sunday, Jan. 22
KOMP Presents Chevelle
with Black Map and Dinosaur Pile-Up
Doors: 6 p.m.
Tickets: start at $29.50
Age: 18+
Genre: Rock / Alt Rock

Tuesday, Jan. 31
The Noise presents Pop Evil
Doors: 7 p.m.
Tickets: start at $20
Age: 18+
Genre: Hard Rock / Alt Metal

Thursday, February 9
Tom Segura –No Teeth No Entry Tour
Doors: 8 p.m.
Tickets: start at $30
Age: 18+
Genre: Comedy

Friday, Feb. 10
eNVy Showcase
Doors: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $10
Age: 18+
Genre: Rock

Saturday, Feb. 11
Wild Child – A Tribute to the Doors
Doors: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 day of show
Age: 18+
Genre: Rock / Blues Rock

Friday, Feb. 17
Atmosphere – Freshwater Fly Fisherman Tour
Doors: 7 p.m.
Tickets: start at $22.50
Age: 18+
Genre: Hip Hop

Tuesday, Feb. 21
Dark Orchestra
Doors: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $25
Age: 18+
Genre: Rock

Friday, Feb. 24
The Set List Volume III – Greatest Hits Live: Queen
Doors: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $10
Age: 18+
Genre: Rock / Tribute

Saturday, Feb. 25
Appetite 4 Destruction
Doors: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $15
Age: 18+
Genre: Hard Rock / Tribute

Thursday, March 16
Jason Isabell
Doors: 7 p.m.
Tickets: start at $35
Age: 18+
Genre: Country / Southern Rock

Sunday, March 19
UFO & Saxon
Doors: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $25
Age: 18+
Genre: Rock / Metal

Thursday, March 23
The Worship Tour: We Are Here featuring Travis Greene, Anthony Brown and Jonathan McReynolds
Doors: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 day of show
Age: 18+
Genre: Gospel

Friday, March 31
Ones to Watch presents: Locash –The Fighters
Doors: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $15
Age: 18+
Genre: Country / Pop

Thursday, April 6
Mockstrocity Tour with Mac Sabbath, Metalachi, and Okilly Dokilly
Doors: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 day of show
Age: 18+
Genre: Heavy Metal

Friday, April 7
Badfish – A Tribute to Sublime
Doors: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $24 in advance, $26 day of show
Age: 18+
Genre: Ska Punk / Tribute

Sunday, April 9
The Damned 40th Anniversary US Tour
Doors: 7 p.m.
Tickets: start at $25
Age: 18+
Genre: Rock / English Rock

Saturday, April 15
Tiger Army Spring Forward 2017
Doors: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $29.50 in advance, $30 day of show
Age: All Ages
Genre: Psychobilly / Punk Rock

Sunday, April 23
New Found Glory
Doors: 6 p.m.
Tickets: $25 in advance, $29 day of show
Age: All Ages
Genre: Pop Punk / Alternative Rock

Resident Shows

Carlos Santana
House of Blues Show Schhedule 2017
An Intimate Evenine With Santana: Greatest Hits Live!
All shows beginning at 7PM ∙ Tickets starting at  $89.50

2017 Dates
Wednesday January 25, 2017
Friday January 27, 2017
Saturday January 28, 2017
Sunday January 29, 2017
Wednesday February 1, 2017
Thursday February 2, 2017
Friday February 3, 2017
Saturday February 4, 2017
Wednesday May 17, 2017
Friday May 19, 2017
Saturday May 20, 2017
Sunday May 21, 2017
Wednesday May 24, 2017
Friday May 26, 2017
Saturday May 27, 2017
Sunday May 28, 2017
Wednesday September 13, 2017
Friday September 15, 2017
Saturday September 16, 2017
Sunday September 17, 2017
Wednesday September 20, 2017
Friday September 22, 2017
Saturday September 23, 2017
Sunday September 24, 2017
Wednesday November 1, 2017
Friday November 3, 2017
Saturday November 4, 2017
Sunday November 5, 2017
Wednesday November 8, 2017
Friday November 10, 2017
Saturday November 11, 2017
Sunday November 12, 2017

Billy Idol Forever
Residency Show Schedule 2017
All shows begining at 7PM  ∙ Tickets starting at $79.50

2017 Dates
Wednesday March 8, 2017
Friday March 10, 2017
Saturday March 12, 2017
Wednesday March 15, 2017
Friday March 17, 2017
Saturday March 18, 2017
Wednesday March 22, 2017
Friday March 24, 2017
Saturday March 25, 2017
Wednesday May 3, 2017
Friday May 5, 2017
Saturday May 6, 2017
Wednesday May 10, 2017
Friday May 12, 2017
Saturday May 13, 2017
Founded in 1992, the 11 House of Blues are located throughout the United States and form the country’s pre-eminent group of intimate music venues. Each features state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology in one-of-a-kind custom designed environments aimed to bring fans as close as possible to the artists. Every location’s restaurant and bar is adorned with signature original folk-art – part of the world’s largest collection – combined with the House of Blues legendary hospitality and tantalizing cuisine.

3950 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 632-7600

The Epicurean Charitable Foundation Is Looking For Scholarship Applications

Epicurean Charitable Foundation (ECF) is inviting Clark County high school seniors to apply for its scholarship, providing full-ride scholarships for those who attend UNLV, or up to $48,000 per year, for those attending an out of state accredited post-secondary institution. All students must be pursuing a bachelor's degree in hospitality, food and beverage, or culinary. The application can be found at and must be received by March 13, 2017.

Since inception in 2001, ECF has given $1.62 million in scholarships to Clark County students. The nonprofit organization goes beyond just funding by providing each student unique mentorship opportunities with top food & beverage and hospitality executives, along with educational trips, networking and internships.

Scholarship applicants must plan to obtain a bachelor's degree and be enrolled on a full-time basis with a major in hotel management, food & beverage, culinary or related programs. Other qualifications include demonstration of financial need and a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

"Most students never meet those behind their scholarship money," said ECF Chair Michael Kennedy. "Our recipients not only receive the funds for schooling, they get mentorship and guidance from industry professionals who take a personal interest in helping them on their journey to starting their hospitality careers. Our goal is for our students to have the network and experience outside the classroom to receive job offers upon graduation."

The application and more information about the scholarship can be found at Get social and follow ECF on Instagram and Twitter - and Facebook

LOVE Italian Food? Try The “Two Is Better Than One” Series At BRAVO Cucina Italiana

At BRAVO Cucina Italiana, there’s no need to stop at only one course of delicious, high quality Italian cuisine! With BRAVO’s “Two Is Better Than One” two-course combo, guests can enjoy mouthwatering Italian fare with new entrees and unique offerings, all at a great value.

Starting at only $11.99, the “Two Is Better Than One” combo includes an entree, plus a choice of soup or a side salad and is offered at lunch and dinner, seven days a week.

Soup or side salad choice (choose one):
·         Soup of the Day
·         Italian Wedding Soup: Meatballs, spinach, pasta, and cheese
·         Lobster Bisque with sherry and diced shrimp (add $1)
·         BRAVO Chopped Salad: Chopped greens, cucumbers, red onions, tomatoes, olives, Feta, and red wine vinaigrette
·         Caesar Classica: Traditional Caesar salad and focaccia croutons
·         Insalata Della Casa: Chopped greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, bacon, crispy pasta, and Parmesan dressing

Entree choice (choose one):
·         Bacon Wrapped Balsamic Meatloaf – Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, haricot vert, and crispy onion straws. (The combo with this entree is priced at $11.99.)
·         Eggplant Rollatini – Crispy eggplant rolled and stuffed with prosciutto, Mozzarella and Ricotta, herb linguine, Pomodoro, and Parmesan. (The combo with this entree is priced at $11.99.)
·         Stuffed Shrimp Scampi – Orzo, farro, zucchini, roasted peppers, spinach, and lemon butter. (The combo with this entree is priced at $12.99.)

Guests can also opt to enjoy BRAVO’s delightful new dessert, Butterscotch Pecan Bread Pudding, which is served warm, and features vanilla bean gelato, caramel, anglaise, and spicy pecans, for an additional  $5.99.
Another “one-up” is BRAVO’s hand-selected wines, ideal for pairing with the “Two Is Better Than One” menu items. These include:
·         19 Crimes: A rich and medium bodied red blend (South Australia) ($8.95/glass)

·         Torre di Luna Pinot Grigio: A crisp and fresh wine (Trentino, Italy) ($9.25/glass)

“There’s no reason to stop at one course at BRAVO,” said BRAVO Culinary Director & Chef Brian Harvey. “Featuring our quality Italian cuisine, unique entree offerings, and a great value, the ‘Two Is Better Than One’ combo is a wonderful way for our guests to enjoy our renowned Italian fare.”

BRAVO! Cucina Italiana is located near the newly-renovated “Plaza” area at the Galleria at Sunset. Hours of operation are Sunday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Friday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Reservations are highly suggested and can be made online by visiting or by calling 702-433-4352. For the latest news on BRAVO! Cucina Italiana follow them on Facebook -, Twitter - and Instagram.

Celebrate The Year Of The Rooster At The Fashion Show & Grand Canal Shoppes

Two iconic Las Vegas shopping destinations, Fashion Show and Grand Canal Shoppes, will celebrate the Year of the Rooster in true fashion with various events in honor of the Lunar New Year.

Fashion Show will usher in Chinese New Year with a special opening ceremony and ribbon cutting affair on Jan. 27. To commemorate the Year of the Rooster, guests are invited to partake on a journey to China and experience cultural performances by the Sichuan Song and Dance Theater Company as they take on the Runway. Guests will be able to enjoy a live authentic dragon dance and eye painting ceremony by Las Vegas Lohan School of Shaolin, followed by a ceremonial blessing of the department stores where team members will feed the dragon red envelopes to bring good luck for the year.

Grand Canal Shoppes will kick off the Lunar New Year festivities on Jan. 28 with the signature fan dance above the waterfall. Performance times will be at 3:45 p.m. and at 4:30 p.m. During and after the fan dance, more than 500 envelopes will be distributed to guests. The envelopes will be filled with prizes - from gift cards to chocolate gold coins. Each red envelope will also be bundled with signature store incentives available at participating Grand Canal Shoppes stores and restaurants.
Fashion Show: Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting
3200 Las Vegas Blvd S.
Friday, Jan. 27, 2017
Event: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Grand Canal Shoppes: Signature Fan Dance
3377 Las Vegas Blvd S.
Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017
Performances: 3:45 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Plenty Of Celebs Call Drai's Nightclub Home Away From Home

Rae Sremmurd 
On Saturday (Jan. 14, 2017), celebrated hip-hop artists, Rae Sremmurd made a highly-anticipated return to Drai’s Nightclub atop The Cromwell in Las Vegas to deliver an electrifying full-length concert performance. The dynamic duo was met with huge cheers as they took the Drai’s LIVE stage to serve up an epic set of crowd favorites, including viral hits like “Black Beatles,” “Look Alive” and many others. The chart-toppers kept the party going long into the night at their dazzling VIP booth, where they sipped Hennessy and Ace of Spades Rosé with friends after the high-energy show.

Minnesota Vikings’ Captain Munnerlyn, Harrison Smith, Stefon Diggs, Andre Smith 
Several NFL standouts were spotted taking in the late-night show, including Minnesota Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn, safety Harrison Smith, wide receiver Stefon Diggs, tight end Kyle Rudolph, tackle Andre Smith; New Orleans Saints defensive end Obum Gwacham; San Diego Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett and linebacker Korey Toomer; and Oakland Raiders running back Jalen Richard.

A one-of-a-kind nightlife experience, Drai’s LIVE is at the forefront of the ever-changing nightlife scene, offering live, full-length performances by celebrated artists. For tickets and more information, visit

Rae Sremmurd at Drai's Nightclub Las Vegas
Photos: Courtesy of Tony Tran Photography

Minnesota Vikings’ Captain Munnerlyn, Harrison Smith, Stefon Diggs, Andre Smith at Drai's Nightclub Las Vegas
Photos: Courtesy of Tony Tran Photography

Las Vegas Fave Event UNLVino Tix NOW On Sale!

The most anticipated annual food and wine event, UNLVino, returns for three dates of festivities, March 30 through April 1, including:

Bubble-Licious at The Venetian Las Vegas on Thursday, March 30 will feature champagne, sparkling wines and award-winning restaurants from The Venetian and The Palazzo’s outstanding collection.

Sake Fever at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa on Friday, March 31 will highlight a variety of sakes, Japanese spirits and cocktails. Cuisine from some of the city’s top restaurants will complement these libations.

The Grand Tasting at Paris Las Vegas on Saturday, April 1, carries on the tradition as UNLVino’s signature event. Guests will be delighted with an extraordinary display of premium beverages, entertainment and cuisine from UNLV’s culinary students as well as celebrated chefs and restaurants from around the city.

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased on Additional details on these events will be announced shortly. Visit and follow Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits on Facebook -, Twitter- and Instagram for the most updated event information and to receive information about special offers.

Naked City Pizza Becomes Official Pizza At LVMS!

Las Vegas Motor Speedway has signed a deal to make Naked City Pizza its official pizza, the track announced Monday.

Per the agreement, the Las Vegas-based Naked City Pizza will be sold at LVMS events throughout the year, including the upcoming NASCAR Weekend March 10-12. Fans visiting LVMS facilities can enjoy an array of the Sicilian-style pan pizzas that have been profiled in numerous publications in Las Vegas.

 Naked City Pizza debuted at LVMS during the Duel in the Desert in November and also provided its tasty slices at the Speedway Children’s Charities tree lighting ceremony at the LVMS Media Center in December.

“We are excited to welcome Naked City Pizza to the LVMS family and look forward to providing our fans with some great pizza at our events,” LVMS President Chris Powell said. “Naked City Pizza has built a reputation for high quality and delicious pizza, and it is a great addition to our already robust variety of food options at LVMS. We think our fans will enjoy the product just as much as we have, and we anticipate a great partnership for years to come.”

Naked City Pizza, which has been featured on Food Network’s popular hit show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” is owned and operated by Chris and Michael Palmeri and has its roots in Buffalo, N.Y. Using their grandmother’s recipe, the Palmeri brothers have built Naked City Pizza into a burgeoning business in Las Vegas.

 Launched in 2009 as a tiny hot dog cart in the parking lot of the Las Vegas landmark Dino’s, Naked City grew into a sandwich shop and eventually became Naked City Pizza inside Moon Doggie’s Bar two blocks West of Interstate 15 off Desert Inn Road. The Palmeris launched a Naked City Pizza location on Paradise Road and Naked City Tavern on South Pecos Road.

Most recently, the brothers opened Naked City Pizza Express inside the Blue Diamond Saloon off Blue Diamond. In addition to pizza, Naked City Pizza’s menu includes submarine sandwiches, chicken wings, salads, fries and appetizers. Business has been good for the New Yorkers’ brand.

“It’s a thrill to join forces with Las Vegas Motor Speedway as we continue expanding our brand in Las Vegas,” said Chris Palmeri, former executive chef at MGM Grand. “LVMS is a big part of Las Vegas’ sports world, and we’re excited to bring our pizza to the speedway and its massive fan base. Naked City Pizza is definitely on the move in Las Vegas, and this alliance is a great way to broaden our horizons. We look forward to a long partnership.”

Made with from scratch daily using the freshest ingredients, Naked City Pizza continues to impress Las Vegas residents and visitors as the business grows in the valley. For more information about Naked City Pizza, log on to its website at

Tickets for LVMS’ 2017 NASCAR Weekend and other events are available at or by calling 1-800-644-4444.

Looking For A Valentine's Gift? Try Goldleaf Glassware!


Searching for that perfect gift for Valentine’s Day? With UncommonGreen’s new Goldleaf Glassware collection, you can be sure to get that special someone a present that will last a lifetime.

In UncommonGreen’s newest twist on their original Maps Glassware collection, their intricate city map designs are now gilded in shimmering 22k gold, so you can sip your drink of choice in true vintage style. So whether you’re from New Orleans or San Francisco, salute with your sweetheart and let these new Goldleaf glasses help you relive priceless memories – and create new ones!
Is your city featured in the Goldleaf collection? Visit UncommonGreen to explore the more than 20 major U.S. cities available and find your, or your loved one’s, hometown.

UncommonGreen is an established visionary leader in the barware industry and specializes in transforming conventional drinking glasses into a brilliant experience by adorning them with unique designs such as maps of city streets, mountain topography, and island coastlines of top destinations around the U.S. and the world. The company makes each glass an intriguing work of art, an engaging story, and a place to never forget.

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Coming Soon! The Rippingtons Will Play The Access Showroom!

Grammy Award-nominated jazz musicians The Rippingtons will bring their award-winning music to Access Showroom at Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa on Saturday, Feb. 18.

Formed in 1986 by the group’s only original member, Russ Freeman, The Rippingtons have been performing jazz music for more than 30 years across the United States, and has released nearly 20 albums. Their first album, “Moonlighting,” was well-received by critics and known for the song “She Likes to Watch.” In the early 1990’s, the group released its first #1 album, “Welcome to the St. James’ Club,” followed by “Curves Ahead,” an album influenced by Freeman’s move to Colorado. The group continued to release albums throughout the 90’s and 00’s. The group’s 15th album, “Modern Art,” was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2009 for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

Freeman continues to helm the group and released The Rippington’s most recent album, “True Stories,” in June 2016.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $39.50 plus tax and fees, and luxury booths are also available. Guests 21 or older may purchase tickets by calling 702.692.7777 or visiting

Friday Night At Marquee Party On With Cedric Gervais

Cedric Gervais - Marquee Nightclub
Friday, January 20, 2017 10:30 PM
Marquee Las Vegas - Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV
21 & over

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Join In The James Beard Culinary Experience At The Edge Steakhouse

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is honored to announce its culinary team, including representatives from Edge Steakhouse, Fresco Italiano and award-winning Pastry Chef, has been selected to cook at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City. To celebrate the selection, the property is offering a James Beard Culinary Experience sneak peek on Monday, January 23, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. inside Edge Steakhouse.

Available for $125 per person, the evening will include a mouthwatering Five-Course Tasting Menu and wine pairing, as well as passed champagne and appetizers, including Salmon Belly Crudo, Porcini Mushroom Bisque, Bone Marrow, Beau Soleil, Oysters, Fennel Sausage & Pepper Arancini and Grilled Lamb Chop Peperonata with a 2007 Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne. Seats are limited and can be purchased by calling Edge Steakhouse at 702-732-5277 or emailing TaChelle Lawson at

The Five-Course James Beard Culinary Experience includes:

Baby Beet Salad with Marcona Almonds, Humbolt Fog and Watercress, paired with a 2014 Orin Swift, Prisoner Zinfandel.

Sea Scallops with Cannellini Beans, Kale and Winter Truffle, paired with a 2015 Clark and Telephone Belle Glos Pinot Noir.

Sunchoke Agnolotti with Trumpet Royals, Parmesan and Mirco Arugula, paired with a 2013 Orin Swift “Mannequin” Chardonnay.

Snake River Farms Strip Loin & Ribs with Potato Puree, Creamed Swiss Chard and Bordelaise, paired with a 2013 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Chilled Winter Fruit Soup with Calamansi Sorbet and Mandarin Tuile and a Chocolate Passion with Passion Fruit Banana Mousse and Pecan Brittle, paired with a 1985 Warre’s Vintage Porto.

Edge Steakhouse begins seating at 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For reservations and more information, please visit or call the restaurant at (702) 732-5755 (between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.) or (702) 732-5277 (between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m.) Group reservations, special group menus and private rooms are available upon request. Edge Steakhouse is a non-smoking restaurant.

3000 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 732-5111

Chinese New Year Celebrations Are Coming To The Venetian & The Palazzo

The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas will celebrate Chinese New Year in traditional style with an extravagant décor, entertainment, and food and beverage offerings. The excitement kicks off at 3:00 p.m. on Jan. 28, with a ceremonial lion dance and eye ceremony.


To commemorate the Year of the Rooster, The Venetian and The Palazzo's floral and horticulture team worked with a team of artisans and consulted a feng shui master to create the massive Chinese New Year display.

"Planning for this extravagant Chinese New Year display began more than a year ago," said Dana Beatty, executive director of floral and horticulture at The Venetian and The Palazzo. "Our guests cherish the Chinese New Year holiday so we strive to create a display that is both visually stunning and culturally accurate."

The feature of the installation is a fire rooster that stands 15 feet tall. The magnificent creature weighs 3,500 pounds and was crafted of steel and resin, hand-painted then covered with approximately 68,000 crystals.

Dotting the entire installation throughout the resort are eight smaller roosters, each hand-carved and painted by a team of six artists.

In addition, a dragon that spans 18 feet in length adorns the infinity pond in the middle of the Waterfall Atrium.


An important ritual of Chinese culture symbolizing good luck and prosperity, the lion dance will officially kick off the Chinese New Year celebrations at The Venetian and The Palazzo at 3:00 p.m. on Jan 28. The ceremonial lion dance will begin with an eye ceremony at The Venetian porte cochere. The dance will wind its way through The Venetian lobby and casino before stopping in The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium, then continuing through The Palazzo casino, lobby, and ending at The Palazzo porte cochere. This exciting event features firecrackers, and a parade of dancers and drummers in authentic clothing.


Hong Kong musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, Sam Hui will be performing at The Venetian Las Vegas for Chinese New Year. Hui is credited with popularizing Cantopop with the infusion of Western-style music and using popular street Cantonese verbiage in his lyrics. Hui will perform on Saturday, Jan. 28 in The Venetian Ballroom with special guest Shannon Lee, daughter of famed martial artist Bruce Lee.

Tickets can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, or by calling 866.641.7469.


Hong Kong Café at The Palazzo has created a special limited-time menu in honor of Chinese New Year.

Guests are invited to celebrate the occasion with a variety of authentic dishes such as braised golden dried scallop; steamed live spot prawns; crispy squab with roasted salt; pan-fried scallops and asparagus with xo sauce, and more.

The menu will be available from Jan. 28 through Feb. 8. For reservations, call 702.607.2220.


In time for Chinese New Year, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas inside Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian is celebrating the holiday by displaying one of Hong Kong's movie icons, Jackie Chan. Guests will be able to interact with more than 100 famous faces, including the Chinese legend who is making a special appearance just for the occasion.

Also in celebration of the new year, Madame Tussauds will pay homage to the lucky number 8 with a special admission price of $18.88 per person. The attraction will be beautifully adorned with traditional Chinese décor to ring in the year of the rooster.

This offer will be available from Jan. 19 through Feb. 28. For reservations, 866.641.7469.


The Atrium at The Palazzo Las Vegas, a new retail emporium located on The Palazzo casino floor, is celebrating Chinese New Year with the new line addition of the 50-year-old Hardy Cognac, Noces d'Or Sublime. The thin glass plaque on the front of this decanter showcases the coat of arms of the Hardy family, a bold conqueror rooster.

Noces d'Or Sublime is a floral cognac with notes of budding lilac and features a wonderfully balanced cognac with fruity, flowery and very slightly woody notes. The decanter reverts to the golden age of the glass creation in France, the Art Nouveau style. The bas-relief decor was conceived by a well-known sculptor and crafted by famous French glass masters. Every piece has been cut, etched and polished by hand to ensure each is unique for this limited edition.  The 750ml Hardy Cognac, Noces d'Or Sublime Retails for $480.00 and will be available starting Saturday, January 28, until this limited edition is gone.

In addition, International Ambassador Bénédicte Hardy will host a tasting opportunity of Hardy XO Rare in the Liquor Library in celebration of the Lunar New Year from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m on Saturday January 28. Bénédicte Hardy represents the fifth generation of Hardy Cognac makers.


Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas remains one of Las Vegas' top retail destinations. Featuring more than 160 signature stores with dozens of the world's premier luxury brands, Grand Canal Shoppes will celebrate Chinese New Year with various promotions, as well as Year of the Rooster merchandise from top retailers including Bellusso Jewelers, Godiva, Michael Kors, Robert Graham, Swarovski, and more.

The Venetian
3355 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 414-1000

The Palazzo
3325 S Las Vegas Blvd,
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 607-7777

French Montana Performs At Marquee Nightclub In Vegas

Hip hop artist French Montana performed at Marquee Nightclub in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Saturday night as part of his TAO Group Las Vegas residency. The “All the Way Up” artist wowed the crowd as he took the stage to perform his top hits. The crowd sang and danced along to each song. Montana took in the rest of the night from his VIP table as DJ Mike Attack manned the decks.

In the crowd was social media star Dove Cameron who celebrated her 21st birthday at the nightclub with friends. The venue surprised her with a celebratory presentation in honor of her milestone birthday.

Photo credit: Tony Tran