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I had a chance to see Menopause The Musical years ago, but I couldn’t get any friends to go with me, even the menopausal ones! I took that as a sign it was a show I could skip. When I realized the show has been running for nine years (after stops at Luxor and the Hilton before that), I figured it was time to put stigma aside and visit the production's newest home, Harrah’s, to see what it was all about.
The showroom where it takes place is wide and not very deep so there’s a good view from most seats. It was clear from the very start this show would be a funny one. A goofy, pun-filled show that's geared to a certain demographic," yes; but, funny, too. If you’re unfamiliar and can’t guess from the name, this is a musical about women (four in particular from different walks of life) who are going through menopause. You might think this is an odd subject for a musical. You’d be right; but, somehow, it works.
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MGM Resorts and Topgolf have announced a pretty awesome partnership to bring a location to Las Vegas. Topgolf Las Vegas will be located on the MGM Grand compound near Signature condo-hotel towers and Wet Republic. It will open spring 2016 with construction beginning shortly. Even though Topgolf Las Vegas will be located at MGM Grand, it will be a bit of a hike from the main hotel towers (maybe a 10-15 minute walk) so executives are looking into a way to get you there quickly. Golf carts are being considered, but the specific mode of transportation is still up for discussion.
Topgolf Las Vegas will be the company's flagship location. The space will be 105,000 square feet and will be the largest Topgolf location in the country by about 33%. This location is expected to host 2-3 times as many guests as any other location. While most elements of Topgolf Las Vegas will keep with the model they’ve developed in other locations there will be some special touches to make this one more Vegas-y.
Openings / Omnia / PURE / Caesars Palace / Nightclubs / Nightlife / Heart of Omnia / → All Tags
Less than a month away now, Omnia -- the new nightlife mega-venue replacing PURE at Caesars Palace -- will be all about that bass. Opening March 13, Omnia won't just offer three levels of oontz to explore (including a revamped outdoor balcony), but a new club-inside-a-club experience, too.
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Even if you haven’t seen or read 50 Shades of Grey, if you like to laugh, you’ll probably still enjoy 50 Shades! The Parody at Bally’s. As the name suggests, it’s definitely a spoof so prepare for a tongue-in-cheek production that makes fun of the book, movie and of itself.
The show starts with a glimpse into a book club meeting between three ladies who are in varying types of relationships and are about to start reading the now famous book. Scenes from the book are then depicted on stage with interjections from the ladies.
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Southern food options are on the rise in Vegas. While Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House and Lola’s have been around awhile, there has been an uptick in Southern-style restaurants. Fried chicken seems to be one of the new “it” foods and Yardbird at Venetian is off to a good start. Now, it’s time to get even more specific as the heart of downtown Las Vegas delves into a sub-genre of Southern cooking: Cajun cuisine.
Zydeco Po-Boys, opening possibly by April at 7th and Carson, will be the first restaurant by Louisiana-born chef Brandon Trahan. After working at notable Vegas establishments like Emeril’s Fish House and Marche Bacchus, Trahan has partnered with Downtown Project to open his first restaurant.
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Over the past year, Binion’s has been quietly making small changes to its casino (the hotel remains closed). It's updated some of its dining options and bars as well. Already this year, Binion’s added $1 Throwback Thursday blackjack to draw attention. The next phase of renovations and additions will be a cigar lounge.
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Another popular reality TV series has set its sights on the Las Vegas stage.
The parody based on the Pawn Stars may have closed up shop at Riviera last year, but that's not stopping the off-Strip arrival of DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL, based on a book about Duck Dynasty's Robertson family, at Rio this April.
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After a once planned debut of last September and a new target month of November that came and went, Treasure Island's self-dubbed retail-tainment center is still an empty shell today.
CVS has been the only announced tenant for the three-story addition. It will eventually cover the entire ground floor of the building, sprawling some 12,000-15,000 (figures have varied) square feet.
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If you’re a southern transplant like myself or just love that style of food, Yardbird at Venetian should satisfy your cravings. After attending an evening media event and a Sunday brunch, this writer got a taste of what all the clucking’s been about. I’m happy to report most of the dishes sampled lived up to the hype. The second branch of the Miami-based restaurant has gotten high praise from the likes of Bon Appetit, James Beard Foundation and Southern Living, plus awards for its bourbon selection.
When VegasChatter stopped in for brunch, we were greeted promptly but the ensuing service was quite slow. Presented with a prix fixe experience, dishes came out in a very random order (read: in reverse) or were not ours at all (we were offered another table's dishes at several points during our meal). Though we were told brunch would be served tapas style with things coming out when they were ready, the randomness of it all was a little frustrating. (Especially since we weren't told it would be shared plates until each of us had ordered our own thing, and several of us had already gravitated to the same choices. The good news is that brunch is normally a la carte, although still meant to be shared.) Hopefully, our experience can be attributed to the growing pains of a new restaurant. (They also ran out of coffee cups and ramekins during our visit.) These kinks will likely be worked out with a little more practice (and surplus).