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MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERIES OPENS AT FORUM SHOPS

Jackie Brett
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Martin Lawrence Galleries has opened what may be the biggest art gallery in the United States at The Forum Shops at Caesars with more than 26,000 square feet of gallery, exhibition and event space. It has soaring 80-foot ceilings, a 20-foot tall neon “ART” sign, huge “guillotine” expandable walls, an enormous projection wall and booming sound system.

Martin Lawrence Galleries at the Forum Shops

Upcoming events at the gallery include an exhibit with Martin Lawrence's exclusive artist Robert Deyber on Oct. 14 and 15, and an Erté exhibition on Dec. 1.


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STING PERFORMS AT CAESARS PALACE

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of his solo career, the only Las Vegas performance of Sting's “Back to Bass Tour” will take place on Friday, Nov. 25 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Back to Bass finds Sting performing songs from his 1985 debut, “The Dream Of The Blue Turtles,” to his latest release, “Live in Berlin,” plus a selection of The Police's greatest hits. In addition, the definitive box set “Sting: 25 Years was just released. Tickets are $75 to $200.

Sting

DON HENLEY PAYS HARD ROCK A VISIT

As a solo artist and founding member of the Eagles, Don Henley has received numerous gold and platinum records and performed for sold-out concerts worldwide. He will appear at the Hard Rock on Friday, Oct. 7. Tickets start at $50.

HORMETA SKIN CARE DEBUTS U.S. STORE AT HARRAH's

Hormeta, a leading high-end internationally-known cosmetics line in Europe and Asia, is expanding into the United States with its first retail store at Harrah's in the hotel's main lobby and an outlet at McCarran International Airport at the D Gates.

Hormeta

Hormeta is a front-runner in the skin care industry and creates its products through scientific expertise, innovative formulas, research and development. Hormeta was recently recognized with the 2011 H. Pierantoni Prize for Innovation from “Les Nouvelles Esthetiques,” the most influential industry magazine for estheticians in the world.

WHO's ROGER DALTREY HEADLINES AT HARD ROCK

Roger Daltrey, iconic lead singer of The Who, will headline The Joint at Hard Rock on Saturday, Oct. 22 to perform The Who's “Tommy” in its entirely and a variety of The Who's classics. Each show employs striking visuals accompanying the music. Tickets start at $56.

PAUL OAKENFOLD HAS TWO SHOWS LEFT AT THE PALMS

After a successful three-year residency with his branded shows “Perfecto Vegas,” Paul Oakenfold's final two performances at Rain Nightclub inside the Palms will be on Oct. 8 and New Year's Eve.

Oakenfold will tour now with his “We Are Planet Perfecto” North American leg going to more than 20 cities, which will coincide with his CD release of the same name on “11.11.11.” Oakenfold's new full-length artist album “Pop Killer” is scheduled for release in early 2012.

A COUPLE IMPORTANT FUNDRAISING EVENTS

On Sunday, Oct. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m., the Las Vegas entertainment community will unite at the South Point to support fellow entertainer Michaelina Bellamy, who has leukemia and will soon have a bone marrow transplant. Tickets are $25; call 702-797-8055.

Bellamy was a featured singer with the United States Air Force Jazz Band, a principal singer in the “Folies Bergere” at the Tropicana, and toured with such stars as Engelbert Humperdinck and Wayne Newton.

On the roster for this event are: Emmy winner Gary Anderson, who has assembled an 18-piece orchestra; “Conductor to the Stars” Vince Falcone; Deana Martin; Gordie Brown; Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns; Dennis Bono and Lorraine Hunt Bono; Rob Garrett; Elisa Furr; Linda November and Artie Schroeck; Abraham Laboriel; and Justo Almario. Co-hosting the event will be John Katsilometes and Tricia McCrone, and Domenick Allen and Leigh Zimmerman.

Michaelina Bellamy Terry Ritter Painting

Interesting note: the oil painting for the Michaelina benefit poster was done by local artist, Terry Ritter, who is also doing the mural in McCarran Airport's new terminal three. She is well known for her painting of showgirls and dancers. The actual painting will be auctioned at the benefit.

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Entertainers are helping out the 51-year-old landmark Italian American Club on East Sahara Ave. with a Columbus Day fundraising dinner and show on Oct. 15. On the roster that night will be: Jerry TIffe, Nelson Sardelli, Kelly D, Shiela De Monte, Richie D & The Hi-Lites, Pete Barbutti, Lena Prima, Dick Contino and The Rock-Its. Tickets are $40; call 457-3866.

MADAME TUSSAUDS HOLDS ‘AFTER DARK’ EXPERIENCE

“After Dark” at Madame Tussauds will be an interactive, dark and haunted experience taking over the celebrity wax museum Oct. 21 – 23 and 28 – 31 from 9 p.m. to midnight. General admission is $20 at the box office or book online for a special discount.

Visitors will see, hear and feel the mysteries and supernatural activity surrounding Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, which was recently featured on Travel Channel's “Ghost Adventures.”

On Sunday, Oct. 30 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin from the Ghost Adventures Crew will participate in a meet and greet with fans. Tickets are $50; visit http://www.madametussauds.com/LasVegas.

RTC WILL PARTNER WITH INTERBIKE FOR GRAN FONDO

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and Interbike, the largest bicycle trade event in North America, now have a 2012 partnership in the form of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities for the RTC 2012 Viva Bike Vegas Gran Fondo. In addition, the League of American Bicyclists, a national bicycling organization, recognized the RTC as a Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) at the Silver level, the first such designation in Nevada at any level.

Interbike attracts 1,200 cycling brands, representatives from 4,000 bicycle retail stores and approximately 24,000 total industry attendees to Las Vegas annually. The 2012 edition of Interbike will be held Sept. 17-21, and the RTC 2012 Viva Bike Vegas Gran Fondo will take place immediately following the show on Saturday, Sept. 22. All riders will again bike the bright lights of the Strip with a police escort.

SILVLERTON HOLDS WINE EVENT SUPPORTING SPCA

The Silverton will hold its first ever wine event, One Drunk Puppy Wine Tasting, in the Veil Pavilion and Sway Pool & Lounge from 6 -10 p.m. on Oct. 15 to support Nevada SPCA No Kill Animal Shelter. The night will feature more than 50 world class wineries, sakes, complimentary appetizers, silent auction, entertainment, a Wine Label Contest with the first place winner receiving a trip to Napa Valley, and a Grape Stomping Contest at 8 p.m. Cost is $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH RECOGNIZED

In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is supporting the cause with a variety of offers this month: Pink Taco – Tacos and Beer for $20; Vanity Nightclub – Pink Party on Oct. 23; Reliquary Salon – Pink Polish Special; and Hard Rock Retail Store – exclusive pink pin.

All this month, the Miracle Mile Shops' fountain will display a pink color in between regularly scheduled water shows. All change tossed into the popular water feature as well as the center's indoor rainstorm will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. Regularly scheduled water shows take place at the top of every hour from noon to 11 p.m.

PLAYBOY COMEDY CONTINUES AT THE PALMS

The award-winning Playboy Comedy hosted by Cort McCown inside The Lounge at the Palms has lined up: T.J. Miller, Oct. 6-8, who can be seen in “Our Idiot Brother,” “Get Him to the Greek” and “How to Train Your Dragon;” Finesse Mitchell, Oct. 13-15, from “Saturday Night Live;” and Chris Spencer, Oct. 20-22, who puts his signature comedic touch on “The Jamie Foxx Show,” is a published author, and has worked on more than 30 TV commercials and nine feature films. Tickets start at $39.99.

Finesse Mitchel

QUICK CLIPS

With no opening fanfare and a brief stint, “The Steve Wyrick Show” at the Hilton has already closed.

More surprising, Nikki Beach and the Tropicana have severed ties, which affect the beach club and restaurant, etc.

Special guest Ice Cube will host an evening at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris on Friday, Oct. 7. Ice Cube has had great success with his TBS series “Are We There Yet.” Prior to television, he gained notoriety as a singer and songwriter with the music group N.W.A.

Ice Cube

The Hard Rock resort will celebrate the season finale of REHAB with a lineup of exclusive poolside performances on Sunday, Oct. 9 with DJ sets by Chromeo, Cut Copy and DJ Z-Trip.

Celebrity Chef Rick Moonen will bring his culinary A-game to the center of the baseball field at Cashman Center for Project Dinner Table's next event on Saturday, Oct. 15. Tickets are $140; visit www.projectdinnertable.com.

World-renowned gentlemen's club Crazy Horse III will mark its milestone two year anniversary with a bash hosted by iconic bombshell, Carmen Electra, on Friday, Oct. 21. There will be an open bar special form 9 – 11 p.m.

Carmen Electra Crazy Horse III

Caesars Palace will host the fifth annual Caesars Palace Poker Classic, Oct. 21 to Nov. 7. The tournament includes 31 tournaments, nine of which have guaranteed prize pools totaling $520,000. Buy-ins range from $70 to $1,100, and players have the opportunity for re-entry into all events excluding heads-up tournaments.

SpaFinder, Inc., the global spa and wellness resource, has named Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace as the recipient of multiple accolades in the 2011 SpaFinder Readers' Choice Awards. The luxurious spa was named among the top 10 in the world for Best Casino Hotel Spa, Best for Interior Design, Best for Luxury, Best for Men and Favorite Spa Treatment.

The Village Lake Las Vegas continues to grow by introducing two new stores; Coffee Cantata for a cup of fresh roasted coffee and a quick bite to eat, and BCS Postal Plus catering to professionals visiting Lake Las Vegas.

In an attempt to raise money for a wedding, Lucas Neff (right) and Garret Dillahunt (left) pretend to work as beverage-serving entertainers at the Rio in the “Henderson, Nevada-Adjacent, Baby! Henderson, Nevada-Adjacent!” episode of “Raising Hope” on Tuesday, Oct. 4. on FOX.

Lucas Neff Garret Dillahunt at The Rio

In celebration of the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards airing live on Nov. 10, Mandalay Bay is offering one lucky couple the opportunity to win an exclusive grand prize package through Oct. 15.

RagTag Entertainment will present 90 minutes of musical highlights from “Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” at The Village at Lake Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. The cast will be comprised of local talent ranging from UNLV students to Strip performers.

Smashburger is bringing its Chicago-inspired Windy City burger to its restaurants nationwide for a limited time, Sept. 26 through Oct. 30.

PT's Pub, PT's Gold, and Sierra Gold tavern, in conjunction with Leroy's Sportsbook has launched PT's Sports Bet Live sports betting kiosks in participating Las Vegas locations.

UNLV's RUNNIN’ REBEL FAN EVENTS

UNLV Athletics and the Fremont Street Experience will present the “Runnin’ Rebel Experience” free fan event downtown on Friday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. with a short program and introduction of the team at 7 p.m.

“Runnin’ Rebel Weekend” will continue the following day with an open workout and Scarlet & Gray scrimmage on Saturday, Oct. 15, in the Cox Pavilion with doors opening at 5 p.m. Attendance is free.

PARIS CELEBRATES WINE WITH CRUSH

Paris will hold its second expanded CRUSH – A Celebration of Wine with a series of events. The kick-off with eight wineries will be on Oct. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the hotel's lobby. Cost is a suggested donation of $20 for Keep Memory Alive.

On Friday, Oct. 14, 21 and 28 from 3-7 p.m., arriving hotel guests can partake of complimentary tastings and live music in the hotel reception lobby.

Nevada Public Radio and Master Sommelier Luis De Santos will host exclusive Bordeaux tasting on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Napoleon's. Tickets are $60, call 702-258-9895.

Hosted by Master Sommelier Luis De Santos, French vs. California tasting and seminar will be on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $20.

The Quintessa Blending Seminar will take place at Napoleon's Oct. 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. with artisan cheese and bread. Tickets are $75, call 702-777-7776.

Nevada Public Radio will host a California wine tasting on Oct. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Napoleon's. Tickets are $60 or $100 for both events when packaged with the Oct. 13 tasting, call 702-258-9895.

There will be a French cooking class at Mon Ami Gabi on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is $50, call 702-944-4224.

FORUM SHOPS AT CAESARS THINK PINK

The Forum Shops is offering an exclusive Simon Pink Ribbon Gift Card with one dollar for each card purchased going to Komen For The Cure. Additionally, retailers in the mall are offering a variety of special products from crystal paper weights to polo shirts to a newly-published Marc Jacobs book - each aimed to support programs for breast cancer.

Also, all shoppers who show their support by wearing a pink item of clothing or accessory can visit the Concierge Centers all month long to receive a special VIP shopping booklet featuring exclusive offers and valuable discounts.


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