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THE VENETIAN® AND THE PALAZZO® UNMASK SUMMER CARNEVALE

The Venetian and The Palazzo will host Carnevale, a three-month celebration of the summer festivals of Italy, May 27 - Sept. 8. Based on the successful premier of the event last year, the festival will be expanded to feature 300 experiences involving entertainment, art, fashion, games, music and wine throughout the summer, including many exclusively for The Venetian and The Palazzo guests and Grazie members. For more information, visit www.venetian.com/ carnevale or www.palazzo.com/ carnevale.

VÉRONIC LAUNCHES 'VÉRONIC VOICES' SHOW AT BALLY'S

Véronic DiCaire will bring her new show "VÉRONIC Voices" to the Jubilee! Theater at Bally's for a limited engagement this summer from June 20 to Aug. 31. Her show is co-produced by fellow Canadian Celine Dion, who invited her to be her opening act during the "Taking Chances Tour" in 2008. By the fall of 2012, Véronic became a prime-time television star as a judge on "X-Factor France."

Veronic DiCaire

“VÉRONIC Voices” features tribute artist Véronic paying homage to the most popular female recording artists in the world, six dancers and five state-of-the-art video screens. She'll perform Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings most weeks. Tickets range in price from $60 to $120.

NOBU CELEBRATES OFFICIAL OPENING WITH SAKE CEREMONY

Nobu Hotel Restaurant and Lounge Caesars Palace has made its official debut. Nobu Hospitality partners including Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro, Meir Teper, Trevor Horwell and Struan McKenzie marked the completion of the new 181-room including 18 luxury suites boutique hotel with a traditional Japanese Sake Ceremony and party poolside. Just weeks into its debut, CNN Travel named the Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace one of the Hottest New Hotels of 2013.

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Robert De Niro at Sake Ceremony for hotel opening

COUNTING CROWS AND THE WALLFLOWERS STOP AT MANDALAY BAY

Counting Crows and The Wallflowers announced a 22-city U.S. summer tour with a stop at the Mandalay Bay Beach Saturday, July 20 at 9 p.m. The relationship between the two rock bands dates back to 1996 when Counting Crows' Adam Duritz provided background vocals to The Wallflowers' hit single “6th Avenue Heartache.” Tickets are $47.50.

SHE BY MORTON'S LAUNCHES 'FABRIK FRIDAYS'

SHe by Morton's at The Shops at Crystals will launch “Fabrik Fridays” on May 10 with a fashion show featuring the designs of R+D Hipster Emporium. The new weekly promotion showcases three fashion shows at 7, 9 and 11 p.m. with live DJ sets, entertainers, tasty fare and Bacardi drink specials. Each week Eva Longoria's boutique steakhouse will highlight the fashion collections of a different designer on a 30-foot runway winding through the main dining room. During the event, five featured cocktails will be $9.

SHe by Morton's at the Shops at Crystals

RINGO STARR AND HIS ALL STARR BAND STOP AT THE PALMS

Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band will celebrate the end of a two-month Latin American Tour with a two-night stop as their only U.S. dates in Las Vegas at The Pearl inside the Palms on Nov. 22 and 23. This announcement comes on the heels of the UMe Worldwide DVD release, “Ringo at the Ryman,” a live performance filmed at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Starr's birthday last July 7 and during the group's summer tour. Tickets start at $70.

Ringo Starr and the 2012 All Starrs

Starr and the All Starr Band which features Steve Lukather (Toto), Gregg Rolie (Santana; Journey), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Todd Rundgren, Mark Rivera and Gregg Bissonette just wrapped a tour in the Pacific Rim.

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK PERFORMS AT M RESORT

Music legend Engelbert Humperdinck will bring his legacy of love, romance and charm to the M Pavilion on Saturday, July 27. Humperdinck has been a star in the international music industry for the last 40-plus years with more than 150 million records sold. He has four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe for “Entertainer of the Year” in1988, 63 gold and 24 platinum records and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Tickets are $69.50, $79.50 and $89.50.

Engelbert Humperdinck

COSMOPOLITAN FEATURES THE OFFSPRING AT BOULEVARD POOL

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will feature legendary rock band The Offspring at the Boulevard Pool on Saturday, June 8 at 9 p.m. Having sold more than 40 million records worldwide, The Offspring is often credited for launching punk rock music into the mainstream. The Offspring has put out eight records and performed more than 1,000 shows across the globe. Tickets are $39.50.

The Offspring

D.L. HUGHLEY BRINGS HIS COMEDY TO THE ORLEANS SHOWROOM

D.L. Hughley will bring his standup act to The Orleans Showroom, June 14 and 15. Tickets start from $39.95.

D.L. Hughley

Hughley is well-known for his film role in “The Original Kings of Comedy” and was most recently seen on the 16th season of the ABC's “Dancing with the Stars” alongside partner Cheryl Burke. On television, Hughley was the producer and star of “The Hughleys,” which ran on ABC and UPN from 1998 through 2002. Last July, his one-hour special, “Reset,” premiered on Showtime and later this year Hughley will co-host a new game show on TBS, “Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host.” On radio, he's a weekly contributor to the nationally syndicated program, “The Tom Joyner Morning Show.” Last August, he released his first humorous book, “I Want You to Shut the F--- Up: How the Audacity of Dopes is Ruining America.”

OUTDOOR BEACH CONCERT SERIES AT MANDALAY BAY RETURNS

The beach concert series at Mandalay Bay will start up on Saturday, May 11 at 9:30 p.m. with multi-platinum, country music artist Gary Allan. Tickets are $35. In conjunction with the 15th annual Tiger Jam weekend celebration benefiting the Tiger Woods Foundation, American rock band Lifehouse will follow on Friday, May 17 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $39.50.

Gary Allan Mandalay Bay Beach Concert Series

THE RANGE 702 DEBUTS CENTER MASS FIREARMS IN HENDERSON

The newest firearms dealer in Henderson Center Mass Firearms and a second location for The Range 702, will have its grand opening event at 2140 S. Boulder Highway on Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will include a fundraising carwash featuring the girls from Cheetahs Las Vegas; an aerial stunt flyover from Sky Combat Ace; a live raffle with more than $3,000 in prizes; and the Slidin Thru food truck parked outside the 4,500-square-foot facility.

CASA FUENTE LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE AND STRIP GIVEAWAY

Casa Fuente inside The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace has a brand new website CasaFuente.com. Now through Oct. 1 those visiting the site can fill out an entry form for free to win a trip for two to Las Vegas and to the annual Cigar Aficionado Big Smoke. The newly launched website is home to everything Casa Fuente.

DOCKDOGS WESTERN REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS VISIT LAS VEGAS

The DockDogs Western Regional Championships will be held in Las Vegas at the Cannery on Friday, May 31 through Sunday, June 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 300 of the top teams in the Western Region will be facing off in more than 15 divisions including Outdoor Big Air, Extreme Vertical and Speed Retrieve. DockDogs is the independent governing and sanctioning body for dock jumping and dock diving canine performance sports. Tickets for are $5 per day, and $7 on Sunday at the door. A three-day pass is $15.

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THE PAPILLON GROUP AND PINK JEEP TOURS PARTNER

The Papillon Group and Pink Jeep® Tours are teaming up to offer outdoor experiences for tourists to explore the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and Sedona, Ariz., by air and land. Visitors are now able to book scenic expeditions including air tours aboard The Papillon Group's helicopters and airplanes, as well as tours by land via Pink Jeep Tours' fleet of Jeep Wranglers and Tour Trekkers. The new blended tours have points of departure from Las Vegas and Boulder City, Nev., Sedona, Phoenix and Scottsdale, Ariz. Tour prices begin at $89 with length of durations ranging from four to 13 hours. For information visit Papillon.com or PinkJeepTours.com.

Papillon Group and Pink Jeep Tours

INAUGURAL SPRINGS PRESERVE OHANA FESTIVAL PLANNED MAY

The inaugural Ohana Festival celebrating the music, food and culture of Hawaii and Polynesia will take place at the Springs Preserve on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature performances by local hula, beginner hula lessons, lei making, crafts and games for kids, plenty of food and will culminate with a concert by The Kalama Brothers - Ryan Keau and Kai, who released their debut CD, “Keau,” last year under the Maui Tribe Records label. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 children for children ages 5 and older. Children ages 4 and under are free.

Kalama Brothers

HELLDORADO DAYS HOSTS RODEO, CARNIVAL AND PARADE

Helldorado Days, an annual cowboy-themed outdoor charitable festival, will celebrate Las Vegas' tribute to the Wild West May 16-19 at the Downtown Rodeo Grounds. The four-day event will offer a professional PRCA rodeo, parade, carnival, Whiskerino (facial hair) contest on May 17, exhibits and food. Created in 1934 and produced by the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge # 1468, the longest running civic event in the history of Las Vegas has raised more than $4 million to assist local children's and veteran's charities. For tickets, visit ElksHelldorado.com.

PBR ROCK BAR HOSTS LAST COWBOY STANDING EVENT

Rodeo fans will celebrate the Professional Bull Riders “Last Cowboy Standing” event at PBR Rock Bar & Grill inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood May 8 - 11. PBR Rock Bar and Professional Bull Riders will team up for “Last Media Standing,” a charity bull riding competition, on Wednesday, May 8 to win a $2,500 donation to the charity of their choice. There will be an official after-party on Friday, May 10 and the “Last Cowboy Standing” competition will be held on Saturday, May 11 during the official after-hours party starting at 11 p.m.

BREWERY'S DREAM RESTS ON ONLINE FUNDING PLATFORM

A local couple is creating CraftHaus Brewery by utilizing Kickstarter.com for funding to create the first open concept brewery and taproom combination in Las Vegas. The funding campaign runs online for 28 days seeking $5 to $5,000 donations. CraftHaus will aim to garner the support of beer aficionados and community-minded patrons to raise $20,000 for a pilot brewing system and licensing. The brewery plans to open this fall in Henderson. Visit www.crafthausbrewery.com for information.

AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION HOSTS FASHION SHOW AND DINNER

The American Lung Association will hold its third annual Fashion Show event with design partner Saks Fifth Avenue, on Friday, May 10 at the Las Vegas Country Club. The Set Sail with Saks Fashion Show and Dinner will be hosted by “Criminal Minds” actor and native Las Vegan, Matthew Gray Gubler. Tickets are $150 and silent auction information is at www.lung.auction-bid.org.

Matthew Gray Gubler

EVENTS WILL RAISE MONEY FOR AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION

On May 17-18, a star-studded collection of public figures, philanthropists, entertainers, and television and movie stars will come together to raise funds for American Humane Association. On Friday, the “Lights of Compassion” weekend will kick off with an Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show at Bellagio. Tickets are $150. On Saturday, Bruce and Barbara Lee Woollen will host a Great Gatsby-themed gala at their Anthem Country Club estate in Henderson. Tickets are $350, call 866-242-1877.

CHRIS CAGLE HEADLINES FREE COUNTRY IN THE PARK CONCERT

Country music singer Chris Cagel, rising star Chris Janson, and the local Tony Marques Band will headline the seventh Country in the Park outdoor concert and festival on Saturday, May 11. Presented by Mountain's Edge and Vegas Country 95.5 KWNR, the free event is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the amphitheater in the community's Exploration Park.

Chris Cagle

The Tony Marques Band will open from 2 to 4 p.m., followed by Janson from 5 to 5:45 p.m., and culminating with Cagel from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The event also features a beer garden, booths and exhibits, and food vendors.

ENTERTAINMENT AND EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

American comedian, actor and singer Jerry Lewis will appear in the South Point Showroom May 10 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $45.

The 9th Annual Reggae Poolside Tasting will be held on May 18 with 80-plus wines at the Palms Pool and feature Hawaiian sensation Natty Vibes with special guest Headshine. This year an exclusive house wine party at the Ghostbar on Friday night featuring the Barry Black Trio has been added. For information, visit rocknrollwine.com.

Night Swim, the weekly pool party at XS within Encore at Wynn, is back and continues with Manufactured Superstars on May 12. The grand opening party will be held May 19, with Grammy Award-winning producer, Afrojack, making his Night Swim debut.

Insomniac has announced that tickets for the 17th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) are officially sold out. The festival will attract 345,000 attendees over the three-day event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 21-23.

Michael Austin, a season four contestant on NBC's hit series “The Voice,” and his band Austin Law will return to Gilley's Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que at Treasure Island on May 17 and 18 at 10 p.m. As part of Gilley's Country Summer, there is no charge to attend the performances.

Michael Austin and his band Austin Law

The 34th Annual San Gennaro Feast will take place May 8-12, at the Grand Canyon Shopping Center and feature more than 70 restaurant food booths, 80 amusements rides, midway games, arts and crafts booths, and complimentary headliner entertainment coordinated and hosted by Tony Sacca.

ECCOCI Boca Park located at 750 S. Rampart will celebrate Mother's Day on Saturday, May 11 with a Mother-Daughter Model Search and "Champagne and Roses Fashion Show." The public is invited to view the fashion show at 2:30 p.m. featuring ECCOCI apparel and enjoy appetizers and champagne from 1 - 4 p.m. To model and you don't have to be professional, contact Janice Wilson 702-949-5999.

Free family movies will be shown in Town Square Park every Thursday at sundown starting June 6. The season kicks off with “Wreck It Ralph” showing on a 25 ft. by 35 ft. screen. This is the sixth season for Movies in the Square with seating on a first- come first-served basis and blankets to sit on are encouraged. Films are free and will be shown every Thursday through Aug. 22.

The winning dog for The District at Green Valley Ranch's second “Next Top Dog” photo contest will be announced on Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m. The event will also include dog fashion show at 6 p.m.

The South Point Arena will host Cheer Power “Vegas Nation's Best Individual Competition” Saturday, May 18. Throughout the day cheer leading athletes will compete in various events to win scholarship money. There is a $20 entry fee.

NOTEWORTHY NOTES

The country's first drag queen bowling alley, Drink & Drag, just held its one-year anniversary downtown.

Lexington by Vantage, a collection of inns, hotels and suites, continues to expand worldwide and is pleased to announce that the D Las Vegas Casino Hotel on Fremont Street has joined the brand as a Lexington Legacy hotel.

In honor of National Shrimp Day, the Golden Gate downtown will roll back the price of its famous shrimp cocktail to 50 cents the price it was in 1959 when the property introduced the “Original Shrimp Cocktai.l” It will be served in a classic “tulip” sundae glass from 2 5 p.m. on Friday, May 10.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar has launched the Fleming's WiNEPAD™, a custom app on iPad that helps guests navigate the restaurant's extensive wine list tableside or at the bar. Offered at all 65 locations nationwide, the Fleming's WiNEPAD™ design mirrors the restaurant's décor with a custom-designed case and color palette.

In honor of Mother's Day, the "50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic" at The Venetian will offer $4 off admission to any mom who brings a photo of her children to the exhibition May 6 - 12.

JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa is changing the name of its spa to Spa Aquae and rolling out an all-new spa menu starting this Month.

The black spandex catsuits worn by the Aureole wine angels are getting an upgrade, courtesy of Las Vegas Fashion Week and a competition between two local designers. The winner will be announced during a LVFW runway show at Aureole on May 23.



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