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Vegas Moves / Town Square / Shopping / Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth / Saks Fifth Avenue / Premium Outlets / → All Tags
A few savvy VegasChatter readers have already been eagerly awaiting it. Now, the official Town Square Twitter feed has spoken: Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th will relocate from the Las Vegas Premium Outlets South to Town Square March 12. If you’ve never been to the outlet version of Saks, think Nordstrom Rack, but a tad fancier and a tad pricier, at least IMO.
Vegas Moves / MJ Live / Entertainment / Shows / North Strip / The Strip / Riviera / Rio Las Vegas / → All Tags
After leaving Rio to make way for a Duck Commander, MJ Live had hoped to glide over to a new locale at Riviera. A planned opening of March 2, however, never happened as the hotel-casino is now in its final weeks of operation after being sold to the LVCVA (Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority). The Riv, if you haven't heard by now, will close its doors at noon May 4.
Vegas Moves / Openings / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / the D Hotel / Defending the Caveman / Harrah's / Golden Nugget / Shows / Entertainment / Excalibur / → All Tags
After promising to be back in February and failing, Defending the Caveman is finally laying its spear down in Downtown Vegas. The one-man show lost its home at Harrah's in January on the cusp of its four-year anniversary at the Strip hotel.
Vegas Moves / Entertainment / The Strip / Harrah's / Shows / Openings / Menopause The Musical / → All Tags
Just when you think the hot flashes have ended and menopause is over, it pops right back up again. We’re talking about Menopause The Musical, of course, and fans will likely be happier to hear of the show’s return than they would be the actual condition.
After closing up shop Sunday at Luxor, Menopause will reopen soon at The Improv at Harrah’s. Preview performances kick off February 3 and a grand opening is scheduled for February 20. The same cast from the Luxor version of the production will appear in the new Harrah’s production. The updated version will feature an expanded stage, upgraded sound and lighting plus a new set and costumes. Despite the new venue being more “intimate” (read: smaller), it sounds like this will actually be an upgrade for the show that’s nearing a decade in Las Vegas.
VegasChatter Reviews / Magic Shows / Jan Rouven / Classic Vegas / Shows / Entertainment / Magic / Tropicana / Riviera / Clarion / Vegas Moves / → All Tags
He’s dark, mysterious and speaks in a distinct accent. Known for Goth eye makeup, wild hairstyles, frequent shirtlessness and making things (and himself) disappear, he surrounds himself with sexy dancers and often performs on TV. His magic show at the south end of the Strip is pretty terrific (so you know it's not performed at Luxor). He’s Jan Rouven, the handsome master illusionist from Germany. And, his New Illusions show at Tropicana is taking on Criss Angel head to head. Or, wand-to-wand, if you will.
Vegas Moves / Eating / Dining / Restaurants / Openings / Closings / Rainforest Cafe / Harmon Corner / MGM Grand / → All Tags
A grand rumor three years in the making will be realized this summer.
Back in December 2011, we reported on chatter that Rainforest Cafe would be leaving MGM Grand. It took a while, but will finally happen when the restaurant moves to Harmon Corner sometime this summer. Two different employees have confirmed the restaurant's departure to us over the phone and stated that, while an exact move timeline is not yet known, they were expecting a smooth transition from one location to the other.
Vegas Moves / The Strip / Recycled Percussion / Shows / The Linq Hotel / Openings / Closings / Saxe Theater / Miracle Mile / Planet Hollywood / Entertaiment / → All Tags
Recycled Percussion's time at The Linq is almost over, according to a post on their Facebook page. Christmas Day will be their last show in the venue they’ve occupied for the past two years. After 500 shows, they are downsizing to the Saxe Theater at Planet Hollywood's Miracle Mile Shops. (Inside Baseball: David Saxe produces the Recycled Percussion show.)
Vegas Moves / Openings / Entertainment / Shows / MJ Live / Rat Pack Is Back / Off Strip / The Strip / → All Tags
They've become off-Strip mainstays, now two Vegas productions are trading one "R" named resort for another.
MJ Live and Rat Pack Is Back will see their final shows at the Rio on February 22. Word has it they're being booted for that Duck Dynasty musical. (Hoping you cringed when you read that as much as I did when I wrote it.) Both shows won't disappear from the entertainment landscape, though; a change of scenery will place them at the Riviera beginning March 2.
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We’re happy to report that Raiding the Rock Vault hasn’t lost its luster after a trip to The Strip, moving from Westgate (formerly LVH) to Tropicana. What could easily be seen as a rocker retirement home is, instead, a fun and upbeat trip through the hits of the past few decades.
If you didn’t catch it in its last incarnation, Raiding the Rock Vault is a show featuring rock legends performing the hits of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Buffered by a loose framework about rock fans and roadies, the show lets different rockers take the lead in the songs best suited to their voices.
Off Strip / Drinking / Whisky / Bachelor Parties / Openings / Vegas Moves / → All Tags
Locals in the know and anybody who has done their research on the best drinking spots in Vegas will tell you the singular best tasting experience in town is found at Whisky Attic. It’s the secret clubhouse atop Freakin’ Frog, the bar across from UNLV.
If you’re just finding out about this bar, you’re about to miss out on it entirely as the Frog is croaking on Halloween (puns always intended.) Get there now to help clear their inventory as all beers are on sale in the expansive cooler, including many rare and harder to obtain Belgians. Prices seem to be a 30-40% discount off their usual rates so bring yourself a cooler (and warm clothes) and go on the ultimate beer lover’s treasure hunt.
Vegas Returns / Closings / Vegas Moves / KOA / Circusland / Circus Circus / Circus Circus RV Park / → All Tags
The RV park at Circus Circus has closed... but, not for good.
While KOA has motored to Sam's Town to take over the off-Strip property's campground, folks who love the open road won't have to travel that far afield forever. The Circusland RV Park was shuttered to make way for MGM Resort's City of Rock festival grounds, but we were surprised to learn that it will -- eventually -- reopen. Albeit, as a much smaller operation.