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Entertainment Tidbits  

ENTERTAINMENT TIDBITS

By Z.Z. Zorn



Super Summer Theatre will conclude its 42nd season with performances of “Young Frankenstein,” to be held September 7 – 23 at the Spring Mountain State Park. From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, “The Producers,” comes this monster musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapted his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – “Young Frankenstein!”
Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga. Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.
Tickets to the following performances are on sale now: Thursday, Sept. 7, Friday, Sept. 8, Saturday, Sept. 9, Thursday, Sept. 14, Friday, Sept. 15, Saturday, Sept. 16, Thursday, Sept. 21, Friday, Sept. 22, Saturday, Sept. 23, Tickets for all performances are $15 in advance and $20 day of show. Children ages five and under are free (no ticket needed). Tickets can be purchased online at www.supersummertheatre.org.
Theatre parking is available starting at 5 p.m. and the meadow opens at 6 p.m. All performances of “Young Frankenstein” begin at 7:05 p.m. Guests are invited to bring a blanket or chair, as well as a picnic dinner, or may purchase dinner from one of several food vendors onsite. Chairs are available for rent for $1.
Nestled at the base of the Spring Mountains, Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
Super Summer Theatre provide theatre goers with a night out of the town, to sit back, relax and enjoy. Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is located 10 miles west of 215 on Charleston.



Frankie Moreno

Singer-songwriter, musician and showman Frankie Moreno will bring his top hits to Suncoast Showroom on Saturdays, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11.
Frankie Moreno rose to fame at the age of 10, when he competed on CBS’s “Star Search” as a child prodigy playing the piano and singing. Since then, Moreno has showcased his velvety vocals at venues across the country, headlining shows on the Las Vegas Strip and selling out concerts at New York’s Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and the Hollywood Bowl. Frankie Moreno has brought his vintage funk sound to stages around the world, including Paris and Tokyo, and tours regularly with icons like Billy Currington, Sugarland and Air Supply.
Most recently, Moreno began work on new music in collaboration with producer, engineer and guitarist Pat Thrall, who has worked with top artists, including Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera and Justin Bieber.
Showtime is 8:30 p.m. Tickets start at $19.95.



Joe Weider Olympia Weekend

Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend, brings International Federation of Bodybuilders Professional League (IFBB Pro League fitness) and bodybuilding superstars to the Orleans Arena Sept. 14-16. For the 12th consecutive year, the Mr. Olympia contest returns to the stage at the Orleans Arena. Bodybuilding legends such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lee Haney, Ronnie Coleman, and Las Vegas’ own Jay Cutler – bodybuilders who have all earned multiple Mr. Olympia titles during their reign – will be in attendance over the weekend.
Athletes will compete in eight electrifying divisions as the Mr. Olympia finals caps off a weekend of elite muscle and fitness competitions. In all divisions, there are newly improved compe
Friday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. – Fitness, Figure and Classic Physique Finals; 212 and Mr. Olympia Judging. Friday reserved seating - $75 to $275
Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. – Bikini, 212 and Mr. Olympia Finals.
Saturday reserved seating - $92 to $330. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Orleans Arena Box Office at 702.284.7777.
On Thursday, Sept. 14, fans can interact with the champs up close and in person at the Meet the Olympians event at Orleans Arena, held on the Concourse Level. This event is open to the public, free of charge at 8 p.m.


Cirque du Soleil is now commemorating three remarkable milestones in Las Vegas including 2,000 performances at Michael Jackson ONE, 9,000 performances at “O” and 6,000 performances at KÀ.
Kicking off the celebrations, Michael Jackson ONE performed its 2,000th show at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Monday, Aug. 14. Guests received a complimentary show poster in honor of the special day and delighted in the explosive finale as streamers and confetti showered the theatre. Backed by the Estate of Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson ONE is home to priceless memorabilia including the blue-and-white pinstriped suit Jackson wore in “Smooth Criminal.” Michael Jackson ONE performs Friday through Tuesday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m
On Thursday, Aug. 17, the aquatic masterpiece “O” celebrated its 9,000th splash at Bellagio Resort & Casino. Before the show, the cast and crew indulged in snow cones, ice cream and other sweet treats as they reveled in the production’s unprecedented success. Established in October 1998, “O” features more Olympic athletes than any other Cirque production, with 122 technicians and 77 performers bringing the show to life in a 1.5 million-gallon pool of water.
“O” performs Wednesday through Sunday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m
Rounding out the festivities, commemorated 6,000 performances on Wednesday, Aug. 23. Kicking off the celebration was a special “thank you” speech by Company Manager Yago Pita, who took the stage to announce the milestone. Cast members enjoyed a congratulatory toast presented in custom “6,000 show” glasses, followed by a decadent spread of cupcakes, candies and other confections.
Since first opened at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in November 2004 there have been 720,000 fireballs discharged before the show, 714,000 fireworks fired throughout the performance, a snake puppet that has traveled more than 90 miles down 14 “trees,” 660,000 live arrows shot across the stage and more.
performs Saturday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.



The Rolling Stones EXHIBITIONISM

The Rolling Stones’ first ever major exhibition, Exhibitionism will have a limited exclusive U.S. West Coast engagement at The Palazzo beginning September 23 through January 31, 2018.
Exhibitionism is the largest touring experience of its kind ever to be staged, and the first time in history the band has unlocked their vast private archive exploring the very beginning of their history to the Stones’ superstardom of today.
Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie are some of the most iconic and beloved figures in music history. Exhibitionism allows visitors to experience first- hand the incredible journey from early days living together in a tiny flat to headlining the biggest stages in the world. This highly immersive and interactive exhibition explores the Stones’ extraordinary 54 year career featuring over 500 rare and original items from their archive. From their most cherished instruments, onstage and offstage clothes, valuable works of art and handwritten lyric books to personal diaries, recordings, unseen film and photos, a screening cinema and interactive recording studio all culminates in an exciting and powerful backstage-to-onstage 3D concert experience.


Freakling Bros. The Trilogy of Terror will celebrate its 25th terrifying year in Las Vegas opening for the Halloween season on Friday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. Voted one of the top five haunted attractions in the world by TopHaunts.com, The Trilogy of Terror will once again feature the classic Castle Vampyre , the experimental Coven of 13 and the award-winning, world famous Gates of Hell, Nevada’s first and only R-rated attraction, which will unveil a new room this season.
Freakling Bros. has announced the return of the frightening VICTIM EXPERIENCE. Titled VICTIM EXPERIENCE IV: The Sepsis Doctrine, those brave enough to take part will experience a twisted, masochistic and utterly hellish experience for that special kind of thrill seeker. The VICTIM EXPERIENCE is unlike any other haunted experience in the country. Held nightly after-hours, “victims” who make it through the experience will receive a special edition survivor t-shirt. Originally unveiled in 2013, VICTIM EXPERIENCE has experienced a success rate of less than 30%.
Located at the Grand Canyon Shopping Center at 4245 S. Grand Canyon Dr. (Flamingo and the 215 Beltway), Tickets are $15 for COVEN of 13 and Castle Vampyre and $17 for Gates of Hell. To enter the Gates of Hell you must be at least 17 years of age or accompanied by an adult, and you must sign a consent form.
The Freakling Bros. The Trilogy of Terror box office will operate from 7 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday through Thursday, Oct. 26. The box office will close at midnight from Friday, Oct. 27 through Tuesday, Oct. 31. Castle Vampyre , Coven of 13 and Gates of Hell will remain open until every ticket holder has entered. Dates of operation will be Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, Oct. 6 – 8 and Oct. 13 – 31.



Nevada Ballet Theatre and Cirque du Soleil present
A CHOREOGRAPHERS' SHOWCASE 10th Anniversary Celebration!
In 2007, visionaries from Nevada Ballet Theatre and Cirque du Soleil embarked on a journey to create something unique and life-changing. Something designed to showcase the raw talent present in both companies and nurture artistic expression. A decade later, A Choreographers' Showcase has become one of the most talked about events in Las Vegas each year. This dynamic partnership between the artists of two leading cultural institutions has debuted dozens of bold new works combining raw athleticism, exquisite grace and kinetic movement. October 8, 14 & 15 at 1:00pm at Mystère Theatre, Treasure Island.
Tickets: $25 & $45. Call (702) 894-7722.


SLS Las Vegas will host Yellow Brick Road, a popular local classic rock tribute band, Thursday nights at The Sayers Club starting Sept. 7. The Sayers Club is part nightclub, part speakeasy. From its relaxed lounge decor to its outdoor patio, the intimate venue welcomes locals and enthusiasts alike.
With a set list that includes the biggest hits from Pink Floyd, Journey, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and more, Yellow Brick Road is known for putting on fun shows that get crowds singing and dancing. Admission to Yellow Brick Road’s show will be priced at $10 for the public, and $5 for Club 52 members and hotel guests. Doors will open at 8 p.m. and shows will begin at 9 p.m. Bottle service and VIP tables are available for purchase.
Guests are encouraged to sign up for SLS Las Vegas' new casino rewards program, Club 52, for exclusive benefits. Recently named “Best Free Parking” by Las Vegas Weekly, SLS Las Vegas always offers complimentary covered parking and valet services.


Oktoberfest is the world’s biggest beer party and Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas plans to celebrate once again offering guests the most authentic Oktoberfest experience in the city. The 14th annual Oktoberfest celebration runs September 15 through October 31 and will feature Oktoberfest Stein-Holding contests every weekend, live entertainment, bar games, prizes and more. Guests are encouraged to join in on the fun by wearing their favorite Bavarian outfit.
In what has become a highly-anticipated tradition every year, the restaurant’s Oktoberfest will also feature celebrity keg tappers every weekend, starting Friday, Sept. 15 with Siegfried & Roy. Other confirmed keg tappers this season include professional BMX rider Ricardo Laguna on Saturday, Sept. 16; stars of the popular television show “Tanked” on Friday, Sept. 22; cast members from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s show “Raiding the Rock Vault” on Saturday, Sept. 23; the sexiest men on The Strip, Chippendales, on Friday, Sept. 29; celebrity magician Murray SawChuck on Saturday, Sept. 30; cast members from Legends in Concert, on Saturday, Oct. 7; the Australian Bee Gees on Friday, Oct. 13; comedy magician Nathan Burton on Saturday, Oct. 14, Fantasy girls on Friday, Oct. 27; and hypnotist Anthony Cools on Saturday, Oct. 28.
Additionally, Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is the only place in Las Vegas where beer lovers can taste the same Oktoberfestbier served at the Oktoberfest in Munich that has been an annual celebration in Munich, Germany since the 19th century.



Penn and Teller at Black & White Party

More than 2,500 guests dressed for a cause at Aid for AIDS of Nevada's (AFAN) 31st annual Black & White Party at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, raised more than $130,000 to benefit AFAN's advocacy for those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Local entertainers, socialites, and personalities came out in their best black and white for AFAN including longtime supporters Penn & Teller, Chippendales, Pole Show LA, Miss Grand Cuba 2017 Yvette Blaess, the cast of Reverie, Coco Montrese from "Rupaul's Drag Race," Zowie Bowie, Murray Sawchuck, the girls of FANTASY, Jarrett and Raja from "America's Got Talent," the Tenors of Rock, Chloe Crawford from Criss Angel's Mindfreak, Brittany Brooks and Katrina Stuart from female empowerment band Femmology, Hayley and Emily Ferguson from "The Bachelor," Jeff Timmons from 98 Degrees, the cast of Frank Marino's Divas, and Paul Hollowell.
Hosts Miguel Martinez-Valle and Norma Llyaman, the Duke and Duchess of Decadence for the evening, greeted the crowd and led them in a festive Mardi Gras parade into the "New Orleans Soiree," where guests were treated to samples from: Culinary Dropout, Pink Taco, Goose Island Beer Co., MB Steak, Shake Shack, Nobu, Brio Tuscan Grille, Dunkin Donuts, Ninkasi Brewing Company, Stoli Vodka, Kimo Sabe, and Born and Bred American Craft Vodka.
The stage came alive with performances from Human Nature, Frank Marino's Divas, "Rupaul's Drag Race" Adore Delano, Piranha nightclub, BAZ, Miss Behave Game Show, Culture Shock, Pole Show LA, Absinthe's Melody Sweets, Jacinthe Morearty, silk aerialist Brandon Scott, and aerial hoop performer Lyndsi Hardin. The cast of Magic Mike Live also made a surprise appearance as they revealed it all on stage.
From ball gowns, balloon and showgirl dresses, stilt walkers, and illuminated garments, the highlight of the evening was the over-the-top and barely there fashions. Partygoers also had the chance to look into the future with a fortune teller, get their hair braided with glitter from Kelly Cardenas Salon, and interact in virtual reality using high-tech equipment. AFAN's Executive Director Antioco Carrillo said "We are honored to have so many people in the community involved to help put this event on year after year. We are here tonight to continue to raise funds to help those affected by HIV/AIDS and make Nevada AIDS-free. Until we find a cure we will continue to have this party and when we do, we will throw an even bigger party!"



While it may seem far away tickets are now on sale for Bruno Mars. Due to popular demand, multi- GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Bruno Mars has added six performance dates at Park Theater at Monte Carlo – December 30 and 31, 2017 and February 14, 16, 17 and 19, 2018.
Bruno Mars is a 21-time GRAMMY Award nominee and multi-GRAMMY winner. The celebrated singer, songwriter, producer, musician has sold over 180 million singles worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. His most recent critically acclaimed and RIAA certified 2x platinum album, “24K Magic,” made an impressive debut atop the Top Digital Albums and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, while also remaining in the Top 10 for 33 consecutive weeks.
Tickets for the new Park Theater performances start at $99.50, not including applicable service charges, and go on sale Friday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. PST. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. Tickets online are at ticketmaster.com .



Fremont Street Experience ’s highly-anticipated zombie-themed attraction, “Fear the Walking Dead Survival” celebrated its grand opening with a multi-sensory extravaganza in Downtown Las Vegas. During the event, brave souls gathered around the bloody red carpet as Fremont Street Experience celebrated the arrival with cast members from AMC’s hit TV series, “Fear the Walking Dead,” including Kim Dickens, Colman Domingo, Michael Greyeyes as well as VIP guests such as President and CEO of Fremont Street Experience Patrick Hughes, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Co-Head of AMC Studios Stefan Reinhardt, Triotech Founder Ernest Yale and host of “Talking Dead” Chris Hardwick. Additionally, a variety of Las Vegas entertainers joined the festivities including magician Murray Sawchuck, ABSINTHE’s “Green Fairy” Melody Sweets, Liinda Garisto from MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS and Tyson Beckford, Okewa Garrett and James David from Chippendales.
The one-of-a-kind attraction allows guests the opportunity to interact with walkers, snap photos on a zombie carpet and navigate the zombie apocalyptic world featuring fully immersive production and a thrilling combination of motion rides, mazes and interactive videogames. “Fear the Walking Dead Survival” is open Sunday – Thursday from 1 p.m. – 1 a.m. and Friday – Saturday from 1 p.m. – 2 a.m. Tickets start at $30.


Here is something special to see and experience. Award-winning helicopter operator, Maverick Helicopters, has partnered with leading off-road adventure company, Pink Jeep Tours, to offer a one-of-a- kind Grand Canyon sightseeing and aerial experience. Above, Below & Beyond Tour features highly-trained adventure guides and breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon West Rim from 3,500 feet below the rim, at the rim itself and aboard Maverick Helicopters’ state-of-the-art aircraft.
The 10 to 11- hour excursion takes guests to the Grand Canyon West Rim on a personally guided and narrated excursion in Pink Jeep Tour’s iconic four-by-four Tour Trekker. Along the way, adventurers experience unsurpassed views of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Mojave Desert and Joshua Tree Forest. After arriving at the canyon, passengers will board Maverick Helicopters’ luxurious ECO-Star aircraft and descend 3,500 feet to a private landing site on Hualapai Indian Territory, 300 feet above the Colorado River.
After the helicopter experience, guests have the opportunity to visit the Native American cultural exhibits of the Hualapai Nation and stop for photos at the Hoover Dam before heading back to Las Vegas. The adventure also includes hotel pick-up and drop-off, a barbecue lunch and unlimited bottled water.
Above, Below and Beyond Tour begins at $444 per person. www.pinkjeeptours.com or call 702.405.4300.


Grow Your Own Festival, the How to Grow Fresh, Organic Produce of Your Own Festival, wants to give you a green thumb on Saturday, October 7th from 10am until 4pm at Vegas Roots Community Garden . The valley’s top urban gardeners and farmers will be leading workshops and demos to help get your hands dirty and get everyone hands on and digging in, with the know-how to grow year-round produce in Las Vegas. Admission is FREE. Festival highlights include novice to advanced Gardening Workshops & Displays - in addition to music, entertainment, and more! To reserve free tickets visit: https://www.growyourownfestival.com. Vegas Roots Community Garden is at 715 N. Tonopah Drive, Las Vegas - Just N. of I-95 & Rancho off of Bonanza Rd.





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