PHOTOS: DJ Quik Delivers Room-Rousing Performance at LAX Nightclub Saturday, Feb. 18

PHOTOS: DJ Quik Delivers Room-Rousing Performance at LAX Nightclub Saturday, Feb. 18

 

Quik was the name of the game at LAX Nightclub Saturday, Feb. 18, when the hip-hop artist performed for a shoulder-to-shoulder audience. With special guests including his son David Blake, Jr. and Hi-C in tow, DJ Quik performed a set list of his greatest hits while making it rain Rosé on a legion of enthusiastic and adoring fans.

West Coast rapper DJ Quik released his debut album “Quik Is the Name” in 1990. The platinum-selling album spawned two radio hits: “Tonite” and “Born and Raised in Compton.” DJ Quik has steadily recorded new music over the years, while also racking up a list of production credits with artists including Tupac, Shaquille O’Neal, Xzibit, Talib Kweli, Jay-Z, Jadakiss, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, and more.

Thursday, Feb. 23, Mystikal will return to the LAX Nightclub stage as part of the venue’s acclaimed Throwback Thursday series.

LAX Nightclub is open Thursday – Saturday from 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. For more information, visit Luxor.com or follow LAX Nightclub on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

ABOUT LAX NIGHTCLUB
LAX Nightclub is Luxor Hotel and Casino’s premier nightlife hotspot, which ushered in 2016 by revealing state-of-the-art upgrades to its lighting and sound system, LED features surrounding the DJ booth, and sleek new design elements. LAX Nightclub is Las Vegas’ Throwback Thursday destination, where DJs spin favorite hits from the ’80s and ’90s, with several memorable Throwback performers hosting select nights throughout the year. LAX Nightclub is open Thursday – Saturday from 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. For more information, visit Luxor.com/LAX, call (702) 262-4LAX (4529), or follow LAX Nightclub on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

West Coast Rap Maverick Too Short Returned to LAX Nightclub for Throwback Thursday, Jan. 26

West Coast Rap Maverick Too Short Returned to LAX Nightclub for Throwback Thursday, Jan. 26

 

Everybody was gettin’ some Too Short at LAX Nightclub inside Luxor Hotel and Casino Thursday, Jan. 26, when the hip-hop icon made his return to the venue’s renowned Throwback series. The “Short but Funky” rapper performed a rousing rendition of hits including “I’m a Player,” “Gettin’ It,” “Shake that Monkey,” and “Blow the Whistle” to a jam-packed house of partygoers.

Born Todd Anthony Shaw, Too Short holds the distinction of being one of the few artists to collaborate with both Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. during the heights of their careers. Most recently, the hip-hop icon worked with notable artists including Jay Z, Chris Brown, and Lady Gaga. Too Short recently released “Ain’t My Girlfriend” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Jeremih and French Montana. The song is the lead single off his forthcoming album, slated for release March 10, 2017.

On Thursday, Feb. 9, rap revolutionaries 2 Live Crew will take the stage at LAX Nightclub to perform their racy party anthems that left a mark on music history.

Every Thursday at LAX Nightclub, DJs spin favorite hits from the ’80s and ’90s, with several memorable Throwback performers hosting select nights throughout the year.

LAX Nightclub is open Thursday – Saturday from 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. For more information, visit Luxor.com or follow LAX Nightclub on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

ABOUT LAX NIGHTCLUB
LAX Nightclub is Luxor Hotel and Casino’s premier nightlife hotspot, which ushered in 2016 by revealing state-of-the-art upgrades to its lighting and sound system, LED features surrounding the DJ booth, and sleek new design elements. LAX Nightclub is Las Vegas’ Throwback Thursday destination, where DJs spin favorite hits from the ’80s and ’90s, with several memorable Throwback performers hosting select nights throughout the year. LAX Nightclub is open Thursday – Saturday from 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. For more information, visit Luxor.com/LAX, call (702) 262-4LAX (4529), or follow LAX Nightclub on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

LAX Nightclub Welcomes Throwback Thursday Headliners DJ Quik, Juvenile, and Mystikal

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LAX Nightclub Welcomes Throwback Thursday Headliners
DJ Quik, Juvenile and Mystikal

 

Comedian and MADtv Alum Aries Spears Returns to The Orleans Showroom Nov. 27-28

 

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Comedian and MADtv Alum Aries Spears Returns to The Orleans Showroom Nov. 27-28

 

Comedian and actor Aries Spears returns to Las Vegas with his signature quick wit and charismatic stand-up comedy show at The Orleans Showroom Nov. 27 and 28.

Spears’ comedy career began at the age of 14 when he started making stand-up appearances at clubs in his hometown of New York City. His big break came in 1987 with his appearance on Russell Simmons’ “Def Comedy Jam” on HBO and “Showtime at the Apollo.”

After his initial appearances, Spears moved to Los Angeles in 1992 and landed a recurring role on NBC’s “A Different World.” Two years later, he branched out to the big screen with a role in “Home of Angels.” In 1996, he was cast as Cuba Gooding Jr.’s brother in the blockbuster hit “Jerry Maguire.”

Spears is well-known for his celebrity impressions, most notably Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg and Robert De Niro, which he portrayed on the sketch comedy show “MADtv.” Spears was a regular cast member from 1997-2005, and was credited with one of the show’s most popular bits, “Talkin’ American.” At the end of his “MADtv” career, Spears released “I Ain’t Scared,” a two-disc comedy album featuring his original stand-up show and prank phone calls.

In 2006, Spears teamed up with Damon Wayans to create “The Underground,” a Showtime series reminiscent of the 1990s Emmy Award-winning comedy show “In Living Color.” The series featured a mix of recurring sketch characters, parodies and behind-the-scenes glimpses.

Spears most recently wrote and starred in the 2011 Showtime comedy concert, “Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look I’m Smiling,” his take on the hypocrisies of modern society.

The show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are available starting from $39.95 plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office by calling 702.284.7777, or by visiting www.orleanscasino.com.

Aries Spears

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans offers more than a dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center, 827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat Orleans Arena. The property has more than 1,800 guest rooms and a 135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, The Orleans includes a poker room, keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleanscasino), and Twitter (@orleanscasino). The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com

Photos/Video: Celebrity Highlights / “Mayweather VS Pacquiao” Presented by SHOWTIME PPV and HBO PPV

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Earlier this evening at the blockbuster welterweight world championship unification super-fight between 11-time, five-division world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and eight-division world champion Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao, presented by SHOWTIME PPV and HBO Pay-Per-View, the biggest names in entertainment and sports arrived at the MGM Grand to watch as Mayweather defended his title, beating Pacquiao by unanimous decision.

Prior to the ‘fight of the century,’ the following celebrities attended SHOWTIME PPV and HBO PPV’s VIP Pre-Fight Party at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill:  Ben Affleck, Christian Bale, Charles Barkley, Drew Barrymore, Matt Bomer (HBO’S The Normal Heart), Jerry Bruckheimer, Louis C.K., Jim Caviezel, Dave Chapelle, Kevin Chapman, Julie Chen, Don Cheadle (Showtime’s House of Lies), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (HBO’S Game Of Thrones), Whitney Cummings (HBO Comedy Special), Claire Danes (Showtime’s Homeland), Michael J. Fox, Antoine Fuqua, Elyes Gabel, Jake Gyllenhaal, Pooch Hall (Showtime’s Ray Donovan), Shanola Hampton (Showtime’s Shameless), Allison Janney (Showtime’s Master of Sex), Joshua Jackson (Showtime’s The Affair), Magic Johnson, Michael Keaton, Gayle King, Robert Kraft, Josh Lawson (Showtime’s House Of Lies), Sugar Ray Leonard, Katharine McPhee, Dash Mihok (Showtime’s Ray Donovan), Reggie Miller, Shad Moss, Stephen Moyer (HBO’S True Blood), Niecy Nash (HBO’S Getting On), John Ortiz (HBO’S Togetherness), Anna Paquin (HBO’s True Blood), Jordan Peele, Amanda Peet, Wendell Pierce (HBO’S Confirmation), Brett Ratner, Gina Rodriguez, Charlie Rose, Gabriel Salvador, Liev Schreiber (Showtime’s Ray Donovan), Ben Schwartz (Showtime’s House of Lies), Dax Shepard, Ben Silverman, Tony Sirico (HBO’S The Sopranos), Sting, Maura Tierney (Showtime’s The Affair), Glynn Turman (Showtime’s House of Lies), Sheryl Underwood, Jon Voight (Showtime’s Ray Donovan), Mark Wahlberg (HBO’S Ballers & Entourage), Victor Williams (Showtime’s The Affair), Ruth Wilson (Showtime’s The Affair), and more along with network executives Leslie Moonves (CBS Corporation President & CEO), Matt Blank (Showtime Chairman & CEO), Richard Plepler (HBO Chairman & CEO), David Nevins (Showtime President), Michael Lombardo (HBO President, Programming), Stephen Espinoza (Showtime Sports Executive Vice President And General Manager) and Ken Hershman (President, HBO Sports).

 

Additional celebrities attended the fight sitting ringside at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, including Anthony Anderson, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Tom Brady, Chris Brown, Kevin Connelly, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood, Julian Edelman, Jamie Foxx, Rob Gronkowski, Calvin Harris, Jay-Z, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, Michael Jordan, Michael B. Jordan, Jimmy Kimmel, Christina Milian, Nicki Minaj, Sugar Shane Mosley, Nicole Scherzinger, Michael Strahan, Tony Robbins, Donald Trump, Mike Tyson, Denzel Washington, Lil Wayne, and more.

 

Following the fight, talent from CBS and SHOWTIME along with VIP guests including Jim Caviezel, Don Cheadle, Claire Danes, Hugh Dancy, Pooch Hall, Shanola Hampton, Allison Janney, Michael B Jordan, Joshua Jackson, Diane Kruger, Dash Mihok, Shad Moss, Jordan Peele and more attended a post-fight VIP dinner at Craftsteak featuring Casamigos cocktails.

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For more information visit www.mayweatherpromotions.comwww.hbo.com/boxing, www.SHO.com/Sports, and www.mgmgrand.com and follow on Twitter at @floydmayweather, @MannyPacquiao @mayweatherpromo, @TRBoxing, @HBOboxing, @SHOSports and @Swanson_Comm. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FloydMayweather, www.facebook.com/TopRankMannyPacquiao, www.Facebook.com/MayweatherPromotions, www.Facebook.com/TRBoxing, www.Facebook.com/HBOBoxing, and www.Facebook.com/SHOSports.

Photos: Jay Z Parties at Hakkasan Las Vegas – Friday, December 13

Last night, Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino welcomed Jay Z as he hosted his Magna Carta World Tour official after-party presented by D’USSE Cognac Friday, December 13. 

The iconic artist kicked the night off with a special dinner at Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant along with his closest friends and family including good friend and fellow artist Timbaland prior to his concert. The restaurant was full of excitement as the large group was seen enjoying themselves, laughing and talking enthusiastically as they shared Hakkasan Signature Dishes such as the Crispy duck salad and the Roasted Chilean seabass with Chinese honey. The “Tom Ford” rapper kept it classy in a blue suit and bowtie as he dined on Vegan options.

 

Jay Z then returned to Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub immediately following his show-stopping concert arriving promptly at midnight. The talented performer arrived with an entourage of 85 guests to the Vegas hot spot where they took over the entire stage in the main room. Throughout the evening, he was seen in good spirits as he sipped on D’USSE cocktails and danced to the beats spun by DJ Vice including his own songs “Empire State of Mind,” “Holy Grail,” “On To The Next One” and more. But the highlight of the evening was when “Drunk In Love,” the latest collaboration between power couple Beyonce and Jay Z was played. The proud husband along with all his guests cheered and toasted to champagne in honor of his wife’s successful new song, which was recently released on her much talked about surprise album just a few days ago.

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Photos by Denise Trucello

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino ~ Entertainment Listings

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino ~ Entertainment Listings 

MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER

AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS (ACA)
Multi-platinum recording artist Trace Adkins and NASCAR superstar Danica Patrick will co-host the fourth annual American County Awards, airing live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center Tuesday, Dec. 10 on FOX. This is Adkins’ fourth time serving as host of the annual awards show, which gives fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite singers and musicians in categories such as artists, albums, singles, videos and touring, encompassing the entire spectrum of country music.

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 10
Time: 5 p.m.
Prices: $39.75, $71.25 and $160.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

JAY-Z
Jay-Z will bring the Magna Carter World Tour to the Mandalay Bay Events Center December 13 – 14. The 17-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist recently released Magna Carta… Holy Grail, which was certified double-platinum by The Recording Industry Association of America, and wrapped the sold-out Legends Of The Summer Tour with Justin Timberlake. Magna Carta… Holy Grail is Jay-Z’s 13th album to debut at No. 1.

Dates: December 13 – 14
Time: Both shows will begin at 8 p.m.
Prices: $39.50, $79.50, $99.50 and $150 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

MAROON 5
GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist Maroon 5 will ring in 2014 with two special New Year’s shows at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Monday, Dec. 30 and Tuesday, Dec. 31. Special guests A Great Big World and Rozzi Crane are scheduled to open both shows. Maroon 5 released its fourth studio album Overexposed in the summer of 2012. The release is a rich, pop-infused collection that Rolling Stone referred to as “their best yet,” and People Magazine called “sweet soul kissed pop.” Overexposed features several chart-topping singles including “Payphone,” “One More Night,” “Daylight” and “Love Somebody.”

Dates: December 30 – 31
Time: Both shows will begin at 8 p.m.
Prices: $99.50, $124.50, $174.50 and $224.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

LADY ANTEBELLUM
Seven-time GRAMMY Award-winning trio Lady Antebellum will bring its Take Me Downtown Tour 2014 to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, March 21. Since the group’s inception in 2006, Lady Antebellum has won the “Vocal Group of the Year” honor from both the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Association of Country Music (ACM) three consecutive times and sold more than 11 million albums worldwide. Joining Lady Antebellum will be Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves.

Date: Friday, March 21
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $47.50 and $87.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

MICHAEL JACKSON ONE THEATRE

MICHAEL JACKSON ONE BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Michael Jackson ONE is a state-of-the-art visual and audio experience creating a theatrical evocation of Jackson’s creative genius. Guided and inspired by his music, four misfits set out on a transformative adventure. By journey’s end, they will personify the King of Pop’s agility, courage, playfulness and love.

Dates: Saturday – Wednesday
Dark: Thursday – Friday
Times: 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Additional Shows: Friday, Dec. 27 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Note: New Year’s Eve performances Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Prices: Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the Mandalay Bay Theatre box office, online at cirquedusoleil.com/one or mandalaybay.com, or by calling (855) 927-5262 or
(702) 590-7760.

HOUSE OF BLUES

CARLOS SANTANA
In 2012 legendary musician Carlos Santana began a two-year run of his unique performances – “An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow” – in the specially re-configured House of Blues at Mandalay Bay. Santana returns for performances this fall:

Dates: January 22, 24 – 26, 29 – 31; Saturday, Feb. 1
Time: All shows will begin at 7 p.m.
Prices: $99, $119, $129 and $154 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet, the House of Blues Box Office and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mandalaybay.com, ticketmaster.com or santana.com.

HOUSE OF BLUES CONCERT CALENDAR
All tickets are subject to additional facility fee and service charges. Some restrictions may apply to select shows. Tickets can be purchased at the House of Blues Box Office , online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at (877) 632-7400 or (702) 632-7600. House of Blues offers breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week and opens at 8 a.m. Contact the House of Blues box office at (702) 632-7600 for additional information.

DATE/DOORS OPEN ACT PRICES STARTING AT

December 9 at 9 p.m. Chris Young $29.50 (must be 18 years of age)

December 14 at 7 p.m. Third Eye Blind $31 (must be 18 years of age)

December 30 at 8 p.m. The Dan Band $30 (must be 18 years of age)

January 17 at 8 p.m. Amon Amarth with Enslaved and $23.50 (must be 18 years of age)
Skeletonwitch

January 18 at 5 p.m. Falling In Reverse with Escape the Fate, $22
Chelsea Grin and Survive This

HOUSE OF BLUES – WEEKLY EVENTS

Locals 1.2.3 Program: Attention local concert fans – House of Blues offers the Locals 1.2.3 Program! By presenting a valid ID at the box office prior to the day of the concert, Nevadans receive concert tickets with no service fees (valid for select concerts only). Additionally, locals receive a 20% discount (food items only) when dining at Crossroads at House of Blues Restaurant.

Monday: Live Soul Music from R N R. The music begins at 9 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Tuesday: Swingin’ Tuesdays with live swing band and dancing. Music begins at 9 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Wednesday: Nothing But the Blues featuring an evening of live blues music in an up-close, intimate setting inside the popular courtyard. Music begins at 8 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Thursday: “Loop” artist Phil Stendek performs. Music begins at 8 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Friday: Rockstar Karaoke puts the guest center stage with a full band providing the rhythm, guitar and backing vocals while guests belt out their favorite songs from a list of 200 Rockstar Karaoke mega-hits. Music begins at 10 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Saturday: The band Singles plays your favorite music from the ‘90s. Music begins at 9 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Sunday: Kirk Franklin Presents Gospel Brunch at House of Blues featuring a delicious All-You-Can-Eat Southern-Style Buffet with carved turkey, prime rib, omelet bar, waffles, salads, fried chicken, desserts and more. Live Gospel Entertainment takes place from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prices are $50 for adults and $27 for children 11 years of age and under.

Rock, Rhythm, Blues & Soul – The talented PJ Barth and his trio entertain the Sunday night crowd. Music begins at 8 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

NIGHTLIFE

LIGHT NIGHTCLUB
LIGHT, the first-ever nightclub turned on by Cirque du Soleil, merges cutting-edge creativity with incredible music to produce a new kind of nightlife experience. Headlining DJs and performers lead the charge, coupled with exclusively built performance elements and visuals, innovative video mapping, lighting, sound and special effects, as well as avant-garde costumes and unique choreography imagined by Cirque du Soleil.

Designed as an experience to play with the senses, LIGHT offers far more than the traditional nightclub. Upon arriving at LIGHT, guests enter the realm of the unknown as everyone in the club is part of the show. The chic, fashion-forward 38,000-square-foot venue features state-of-the-art production, theatrics, and world-renowned DJs and performers. LIGHT turns on a new kind of passion and creativity, redefining a “night out” and creating a unique, memorable event each night. Featured and resident DJs include Skrillex, Alesso, Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, Baauer and Nicky Romero, among others.

Dates: Wednesday; Friday and Saturday
Hours: Doors open at 10 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges will apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call 702-588-5656 for more information

BLOW OUT WEDNESDAYS
The middle of the week gives new meaning to the nightlife industry with LIGHT’s recently launched Blow Out Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, guests will be treated to unbelievable performances by Cirque du Soleil and world-renowned DJs including Skrillex, Alesso, Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell and Zedd, among others.

EYECANDY SOUND LOUNGE & BAR
Located in the center of Mandalay Bay’s casino floor, eyecandy sound lounge & bar features an inviting atmosphere, chic design and plush seating. A contemporary twist on the typical Las Vegas lounge, eyecandy combines revolutionary sound stations, intricate lighting design and a dance floor with an ever-changing landscape to form a one-of-a-kind sensory experience. This setting offers an exclusive getaway just steps from the casino floor.

Dates: Daily
Hours: eyecandy bar: Opens at 11 a.m.
eyecandy sound lounge: Opens at 6 p.m.
Admission: Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 632-7985 for more information

miX LOUNGE
Located atop THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, this hotspot is one of the most stylishly hip lounges in the city. The lounge presents stellar cocktail concoctions, an innovative bar menu and a seductive blend of music spun by savvy DJs while guests are surrounded by breathtaking views of The Strip.

Dates: Nightly
Hours: Opens at 5 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 576-1551 for more information

FOUNDATION ROOM
Located on the 43rd floor of Mandalay Bay and showcasing the best view of the Las Vegas Strip, Foundation Room provides world-class dining and an unparalleled nightlife experience.

Dates: Nightly
Hours: Lounge Hours: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Dining Room Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 632-7614 for more information
Note: Foundation Room has a membership program with exclusive benefits. To learn more about the services included in a Foundation Room membership or to schedule a personal tour, call (702) 632-4775.

MIZUYA LOUNGE
Live entertainment and dancing nightly with complimentary admission.

Act: Phoenix
Dates/Times: December 1; 25 – 27: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
December 31: 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Act: The Limit
Dates/Times: December 2 – 4: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
December 15: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: Brad Duvall and The Wild West Show
Dates/Time: December 5 – 7; 11: 9:30 p.m. to 2:45 a.m.

Act: Brad Duvall and The Wild West Show featuring Cowboy Troy
Dates/Time: December 8 – 10: 9:30 p.m. to 2:45 a.m.

Act: Brad Duvall and The Wild West Show with Randy Brown
Dates/Time: December 12 – 14: 9:30 p.m. to 2:45 a.m.

Act: The Guilty Pleasures
Dates/Time: December 17; 22; 29: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Act: The Rebels
Dates/Times: December 18; 23 – 24; 30: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
December 31: 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Act: Patty Janura
Dates/Time: December 19 – 21; 28: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

ORCHID LOUNGE
Live entertainment and dancing are featured Friday and Saturday nights with complimentary admission.

Act: TJ Tyler Trio
Dates/Times: December 6 – 7; 13 – 14; 20 – 21; 27 – 28: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
December 31: 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: The FAB
Date/Time: December 31: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

ATTRACTIONS

SHARK REEF AQUARIUM
Not your typical aquarium, Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is a total sensory experience designed to transport visitors to an undersea ocean of fantastic sights, sounds and encounters. See sharks, sawfish, giant rays, green sea turtles, piranhas, rare Komodo Dragons, a Giant Pacific Octopus, a Shark Ray and Golden Crocodiles in North America’s only predator-based aquarium. There are more than 2,000 animals in 1.6 million gallons of seawater including 15 species of sharks! Shark Reef Aquarium’s newest members include a rehabilitated sea turtle from the Florida Keys as well as two juvenile Komodo Dragons direct from Prague.

Dates: Daily
Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
(last entry is one hour prior to close)
Admission: Adults: $18; Children (5-12 years): $12; Children (4 and under): Complimentary
Annual passes can be purchased; Adults: $40; Children (5-12 years): $25; Children (4 and under): Complimentary

THOMAS & MACK CENTER CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY

Thomas & Mack Center
THOMAS & MACK CENTER CELEBRATES
30th ANNIVERSARY

 

Today, the Thomas & Mack Center officially celebrates 30 years of award-winning entertainment, guest service and renowned fan experience in Las Vegas as it begins a yearlong celebration of its 30th Anniversary.

“We are excited to share this great Thomas & Mack Center milestone with the Las Vegas community,” said Mike Newcomb, Executive Director of the Thomas & Mack Center. “By catering to both locals and out of town visitor’s, we have provided the city with unprecedented economic impact over our 30 years of hosting special events.”

Thomas & Mack Center kicked off the celebration November 1st, announcing local Las Vegan Ron Mullins as “The Big Ticket Giveaway” winner. Mullins was awarded two tickets to every ticketed event at the Thomas & Mack Center from November 1, 2013 – October 31, 2014. More than 30 confirmed ticketed events were included in “The Big Ticket Giveaway.”

The Thomas & Mack Center continually ranks highly as one of the top grossing venues in the country; ranking #1 as the top grossing University venue for 15,001-30,000 capacity (Jan. 1, 2012 – Dec. 31, 2012). Additionally, Thomas & Mack Center ranked #2 for highest grossing Las Vegas venues (Sept. 1, 2012 – August 31, 2013), as reported by leading event industry publication Venues Today.

The continual success of the venue is attributed to both past employees and the current 82 full time and 1,200 part time employees. Many of these employees have been a part of the Thomas & Mack Center team for over 20 years. The arena is widely recognized for its many “best practices” throughout the sports and entertainment industry.

“Being such a viable venue for 30 years is a testament to all the very talented people who have dedicated their professional lives to the Thomas & Mack Center,” said Newcomb.

In 1983 the Thomas & Mack Center was designed and expanded to become Las Vegas’ first multipurpose arena to bring in revenue to the city. Once built, the facility had two major goals to reach: 100 event days per year and one million guests. Today, the Thomas & Mack Center hosts more than 250 diverse and distinct events annually, with over 22 million guests having passed through its doors. The venue contributes significantly to the overall economic impact of Southern Nevada by providing jobs, generating sales tax, and providing a facility for tourists and locals alike.

“Throughout our 30 years the Thomas & Mack Center has established itself as one of the premier venues in the country. We have always prided ourselves on being a leader in the venue business and not being afraid to step outside the box,” said Newcomb. “Creating our own ticketing company, UNLVtickets, was a big step that not many venues have taken and it has been a great revenue generator for our venue. Operating our own food and beverage also gives us the control and flexibility to generate revenue in concessions and catering.”

On Nov. 21, 1983, the Thomas & Mack Center opened its doors to the public for its very first event when the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels Men’s Basketball team took on Victoria, Canada for the first game on their new home court. The Gala Grand Opening was held on December 16, 1983 and featured Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Diana Ross. Over the past 30 years, the Thomas & Mack Center has hosted some of the most exciting live events in the world such as the National Finals Rodeo, Championship Boxing, PBR World Finals, Disney On Ice, NBA Summer League, USA Basketball, WWE, Mountain West Basketball Tournament, the 2007 NBA All-Star Game, Ringling Bros. & Barnum Bailey Circus, and numerous others. Additionally some of the biggest superstars and super groups have performed at the facility, including Elton John, U2, Mariah Carey, Dixie Chicks, Eric Clapton, Celine Dion, N’SYNC, Garth Brooks, Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, Aerosmith, Phish, Jay-Z, Eminem, and Green Day to name a few.

“The wide array of events we get to be involved with is key to our success and keeps the team motivated. We have had many great highlights but a couple really come to mind,” said Newcomb. “In 2007 we were the first non NBA venue to host the NBA All Star Game, and we were the first US venue to host the PRIDE Fighting Championship group from Japan and held two great events with them in 2006 and 2007.”

The Thomas & Mack Center underwent renovations in 1992 and 2000 with a few recent updates last year. A new rigging grid was put in which increased surface area for the attachment of rigging points adding flexibility for different types of shows and events that Thomas & Mack Center hosts. Additionally, the venue has upgraded its control room to full HD production. This system is primarily for in-house video scoreboard presentations as well as projects that are produced for live and on-demand streaming.

Recently the Nevada state legislature approved $47 million in renovations and upgrades to the arena scheduled to begin in Fall of 2014. It will be a 24 month project working around the venues event schedule. Almost half of the renovation dollars will go to mechanical upgrades to bring the facility up to code and replace the 30-year-old infrastructure. Other updates and additions include ADA improvements, concourse restroom improvements, fire and life safety improvements, replacement of retractable seating, new seats in the plaza, concourse circulation improvements, concourse refurbishment, new escalators at the main entrance, and additional escalators at other entrances.

“We’re continuing to evolve and develop new offerings for our content partners that allow them to create new revenues and build new touch points with consumers,” said Newcomb. “We’ve always focused on improving. In a city like Las Vegas, you’ve got to keep getting better. The team members who came before us set the groundwork, and it’s our responsibility to ensure that the Thomas & Mack Center is a success going forward for another 30 years.”

Mandalay Bay Resort ~ Entertainment Listings for November

Mandalay Bay Resort ~ Entertainment Listings for November 

MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER

SELENA GOMEZ
World-renowned singer and actress Selena Gomez will perform at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, Nov. 9. Earlier this year, Gomez premiered the single “Come & Get It” and made her debut television performance of the song at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. Gomez has sold more than 10 million singles in the U.S., including three No. 1 Billboard Dance Singles – “A Year Without Rain,” “Who Says” and “Love You Like A Love Song.”

Date: Saturday, Nov. 9
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Prices: $30.50, $40.50, $45.50 and $65.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

14TH ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS
The Latin GRAMMY Awards return to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Thursday, Nov. 21, and air live in the United States on the UNIVISION Network from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET/PT. This marks the sixth time that Latin music’s most prestigious awards show will take place in Las Vegas. Nominees include Marc Anthony, Pablo Alborán, Wisin y Yandel and Buika, among others.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 21
Time: Doors open at 3:30 p.m.; Show begins at 5 p.m. PST
Prices: $50, $125, $175, $325, $450 and $600 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE: TEAM ROUSEY vs. TEAM TATE
The 18th edition of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) long-running reality series, “The Ultimate Fighter,” will culminate in a live finale at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, Nov. 30. UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and No. 1 title contender Miesha Tate serve as coaches in the first-ever season to feature women as coaches and cast members. In “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate,” 16 men and 16 women bantamweight (135 lbs.) fighters competed in the most challenging sports tournament on television. “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate” airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on FOX Sports 1.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 30
Time: Doors are scheduled to open at 3:30 p.m.
Prices: $50, $75, $125 and $175 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS
Multi-platinum recording artist Trace Adkins and NASCAR superstar Danica Patrick will co-host the fourth annual American County Awards, airing live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center Tuesday, Dec. 10 on FOX. This is Adkins’ fourth time serving as a host of the annual awards show, which gives fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite artists in categories such as artists, albums, singles, videos and touring, encompassing the entire spectrum of country music.

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 10
Time: 5 p.m.
Prices: $39.75, $71.25 and $160.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

JAY-Z
Jay-Z will bring the Magna Carter World Tour to the Mandalay Bay Events Center December 13 – 14. The 17-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist recently released Magna Carta… Holy Grail, which was certified double-platinum by The Recording Industry Association of America, and wrapped the sold-out Legends Of The Summer Tour with Justin Timberlake. Magna Carta… Holy Grail is Jay-Z’s 13th album to debut at No. 1.

Dates: December 13 – 14
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39.50, $79.50, $99.50 and $150 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

LADY ANTEBELLUM
Seven-time GRAMMY Award-winning trio Lady Antebellum will bring its Take Me Downtown Tour 2014 to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, March 21. Since the group’s inception in 2006, Lady Antebellum has won the “Vocal Group of the Year” honor from both the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Association of Country Music (ACM) three consecutive times and sold more than 11 million albums worldwide. Joining Lady Antebellum will be Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves. Moore, a platinum-selling artist, recently released his No. 1 hit “Hey Pretty Girl,” which followed two consecutive No. 1 songs off his debut album Up All Night. Musgraves released her debut album Same Trailer Different Park, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums, this past spring.

Date: Friday, March 21, 2014
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $47.50 and $87.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

MICHAEL JACKSON ONE THEATRE

MICHAEL JACKSON ONE BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Michael Jackson ONE is a state-of-the-art visual and audio experience creating a theatrical evocation of Jackson’s creative genius. Guided and inspired by his music, four misfits set out on a transformative adventure. By journey’s end, they will personify the King of Pop’s agility, courage, playfulness and love.

Dates: Saturday – Wednesday
Dark: Thursday – Friday
Times: 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Prices: Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the Mandalay Bay Theatre box office, online at cirquedusoleil.com or mandalaybay.com, or by calling (855) 927-5262 or (702) 590-7760.

HOUSE OF BLUES

CARLOS SANTANA
In 2012 legendary musician Carlos Santana began a two-year run of his unique performances – “An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow” – in the specially re-configured House of Blues at Mandalay Bay. Santana returns for performances this fall:

Dates: November 6, 8 – 10, 13, 15 – 17; January 22, 24 – 26, 29 – 31; Saturday, Feb. 1
Time: 7 p.m.
Prices: $99, $119, $129 and $154 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet, the House of Blues Box Office and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mandalaybay.com, ticketmaster.com or santana.com.

HOUSE OF BLUES CONCERT CALENDAR
All tickets are subject to additional facility fee and service charges. Some restrictions may apply to select shows. Tickets can be purchased at the House of Blues Box Office, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at (877) 632-7400 or (702) 632-7600. House of Blues offers breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week and opens at 8 a.m. Contact the House of Blues box office at (702) 632-7600 for additional information.

DATE/DOORS OPEN ACT PRICES STARTING AT

November 1 at 7:30 p.m. Gov’t Mule $25 (must be 18 years of age)

November 7 at 7 p.m. Lee Brice $26 (must be 18 years of age)

November 23 at 7 p.m. Pennywise $25 (must be 18 years of age)

November 30 at 6:30 p.m. Suicidal Tendencies $25 (must be 18 years of age)

December 9 at 9 p.m. Chris Young $29.50 (must be 18 years of age)

December 14 at 7 p.m. Third Eye Blind $31 (must be 18 years of age)

December 30 at 8 p.m. The Dan Band $30 (must be 18 years of age)

HOUSE OF BLUES – WEEKLY EVENTS

Locals 1.2.3 Program: Attention local concert fans – House of Blues offers the Locals 1.2.3 Program! By presenting a valid ID at the box office prior to the day of the concert, Nevadans receive concert tickets with no service fees (valid for select concerts only). Additionally, locals receive a 20% discount (food items only) when dining at Crossroads at House of Blues Restaurant.

Mondays: Live Soul Music from R N R. The music begins at 9 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Tuesdays: Swingin’ Tuesdays with live swing band and dancing. Music begins at 9 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Wednesdays: Nothing But the Blues – Featuring an evening of live blues music in an up-close, intimate setting inside the popular courtyard. Music begins at 8 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Thursdays: “Loop” artist Phil Stendek performs. Music begins at 8 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Fridays: Rockstar Karaoke puts the guest center stage with a full band providing the rhythm, guitar and backing vocals while guests belt out their favorite songs from a list of 200 Rockstar Karaoke mega-hits. Music begins at 10 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Saturdays: The band Singles plays your favorite music from the ‘90s. Music begins at 9 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Sundays: Kirk Franklin Presents Gospel Brunch at House of Blues featuring a delicious All-You-Can-Eat Southern-Style Buffet with carved turkey, prime rib, omelet bar, waffles, salads, fried chicken, desserts and more. Live Gospel Entertainment takes place from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prices are $50 for adults and $27 for children 11 years of age and under.

Rock, Rhythm, Blues & Soul – The talented PJ Barth and his trio entertain the Sunday night crowd. Music begins at 8 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

NIGHTLIFE

LIGHT
LIGHT, the first-ever nightclub turned on by Cirque du Soleil, merges cutting-edge creativity with incredible music to produce a new kind of nightlife experience. Headlining DJs and performers lead the charge, coupled with exclusively built performance elements and visuals, innovative video mapping, lighting, sound and special effects, as well as avant-garde costumes and unique choreography imagined by Cirque du Soleil.

Designed as an experience to play with the senses, LIGHT offers far more than the traditional nightclub. Upon arriving at LIGHT, guests enter the realm of the unknown as everyone in the club is part of the show. The chic, fashion-forward 38,000-square-foot venue featuring state-of-the-art production, theatrics, and world-renowned DJs and performers turns on a new kind of passion and creativity, redefining a “night out” and creating a unique, memorable event each night. Featured and resident DJs include Skrillex, Alesso, Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, Baauer and Nicky Romero, among others.

Dates: Friday and Saturday
Hours: Doors open at 10 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges will apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call 702-588-5656 for more information

BLOW OUT WEDNESDAYS
The middle of the week gives new meaning to the nightlife industry with LIGHT’s recently launched Blow Out Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, guests will be treated to unbelievable performances by Cirque du Soleil and world-renowned DJs including Skrillex, Alesso, Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell and Zedd, among others.

EYECANDY SOUND LOUNGE & BAR
Located in the center of Mandalay Bay’s casino floor, eyecandy sound lounge & bar features an inviting atmosphere, chic design and plush seating. A contemporary twist on the typical Las Vegas lounge, eyecandy combines revolutionary sound stations, intricate lighting design and a dance floor with an ever-changing landscape to form a one-of-a-kind sensory experience. This setting offers an exclusive getaway, just steps from the casino floor.

Dates: Daily
Hours: eyecandy bar: Opens at 11 a.m.
eyecandy sound lounge: Opens at 6 p.m.
Admission: Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 632-7985 for more information

miX LOUNGE
Located atop THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, this hotspot is one of the most stylishly hip lounges in the city. The lounge presents stellar cocktail concoctions, an innovative bar menu and a seductive blend of music spun by savvy DJs while guests are surrounded by breathtaking views of The Strip.

Dates: Nightly
Hours: Opens at 5 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 576-1551 for more information

FOUNDATION ROOM
Located on the 43rd floor of Mandalay Bay and showcasing the best view of the Las Vegas Strip, Foundation Room provides world-class dining and an unparalleled nightlife experience.

Dates: Nightly
Hours: Lounge Hours: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Dining Room Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 632-7614 for more information
Note: Foundation Room has a membership program with exclusive benefits. To learn more about the services included in a Foundation Room membership or to schedule a personal tour, call (702) 632-4775.

MIZUYA LOUNGE
Live entertainment and dancing nightly. Admission is complimentary.

Act: Phoenix
Dates: November 1 – 2; 7; 14 – 16; 23; 28 – 30
Time: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: The Limit
Dates: November 3 – 4; 10 – 11; 17 – 18; 24 – 25
Time: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: The Guilty Pleasures
Dates: November 5 and 12
Time: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: The Rebels
Dates: November 6; 13; 19; 26 – 27
Time: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: Patty Janura
Dates: November 8 – 9; 20 – 22
Time: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

ORCHID LOUNGE
Live entertainment and dancing are featured Friday and Saturday nights. Admission is complimentary.

Act: TJ Tyler Trio
Dates: November 1 – 2; 8 – 9; 15 – 16; 22 – 23
Time: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

THE LOUNGE
Live entertainment and dancing are featured Friday and Saturday nights. Admission is complimentary.

Act: The Ali Brothers
Dates: November 1 – 2; 8 – 9
Time: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

ATTRACTIONS

SHARK REEF AQUARIUM
Not your typical aquarium, Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is a total sensory experience designed to transport visitors to an undersea ocean of fantastic sights, sounds and encounters. See sharks, sawfish, giant rays, green sea turtles, piranhas, rare Komodo Dragons, a Giant Pacific Octopus, a Shark Ray and Golden Crocodiles in North America’s only predator-based aquarium. There are more than 2,000 animals in 1.6 million gallons of seawater including 15 species of sharks! Shark Reef Aquarium’s newest members include a rehabilitated sea turtle from the Florida Keys as well as two juvenile Komodo Dragons direct from Prague.

Dates: Daily
Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
(last entry is one hour prior to close)
Admission: Adults: $18; Children (5-12 years): $12; Children (4 and under): Complimentary
Annual passes can be purchased; Adults: $40; Children (5-12 years): $25; Children (4 and under): Complimentary
***Nevada Resident Discount: present valid I.D. at the box office and receive a discounted admission price.
Contact: For more information, call (702) 632-4555 or visit mandalaybay.com or sharkreef.com.

The Center and QVolution Present Pride Youth Talent Show at Rain Nightclub Sept. 5 with Entertainment Industry Panel of Judges

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THE CENTER AND QVOLUTION PRESENT
PRIDE YOUTH TALENT SHOW AT RAIN NIGHTCLUB SEPTEMBER 5
WITH ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY PANEL OF JUDGES

Integrated workshops scheduled Aug. 29 – Sept. 4 to provide long-term skills in the business of entertainment

 

Amping up the annual event to an unprecedented level, The Center’s QVolution youth programs will host PYT (a Pride Youth Talent show) at Rain Nightclub on Sept. 5 from 7 – 9 p.m. hosted by Hot 97.5 personality Mia Amor and local LGBTQ socialite Johnny Espinosa.  Workshops are scheduled the week leading up to PYT, helping youth hone their creative skills and gain valuable insight from working professionals at no cost.

Featuring a diverse range of talent from singers, rappers and dancers to poets, animators and filmmakers, PYT will provide local youth with the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of a distinguished panel of judges and live audience.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three acts – $300 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place.  Youth who wish to register for the show can submit a form at www.thecenterlv.com/youthtalent now through Wednesday, Aug. 28.  Registration is free and open to local youth ages 13-24.

The judges, who will also run a number of the workshops, include Emmy award-nominated animator and filmmaker Professor Ashanti Miller (Sesame Street, Space Jam, D2Comics); multi-platinum producer and musical director Antwan “Amadeus” Thompson (Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber, Trey Songz, Chris Brown, 50 Cent); BET theme song writer and singer Tiffany Myñon (Keyshia Cole’s “Family First,” Talib Kweli, N.E.R.D.S.); MC and producer G.L.A.M. (Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Real World DC, Tap Tap Revolution); and multi-platinum MC and multi-media CEO Nailah “Nic Nac” Lemees (Ice Cube, Pete Rock, American Music Awards).

From Aug. 29 – Sept. 4, participating youth will have the unique chance to practice their performances with the aforementioned judges and other industry talent through a variety of workshops taking place at The Center.  These workshops have been designed to provide local youth with significant access to professionals in the entertainment industry and a better understanding of the business acumen it takes to succeed with their talents in the workforce.  While not all workshops are mandatory to participate in PYT, all youth are encouraged to take advantage of these no-cost opportunities.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

Animators and Filmmakers
Thursday, Aug. 29 at 6 p.m.
Professor Ashanti Miller will assist all entrants in this category.  Any animators and filmmakers wishing to participate in PYT must attend this workshop.

 

Singers
Monday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m.
Tiffany Myñon will be on hand to coach all singers for the talent show.  No a cappella singers will be allowed to perform.  Singers must come prepared with background music on a CD, flash drive or in an MP3 format.  However, this workshop is not mandatory to perform in PYT.

 

Songwriters
Monday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers award winner Felicia R. Jefferson (Pink, Vanessa Williams, LL Cool J) will help all songwriters hone their skills.  Songwriters must attend the workshop to be entered for prize consideration.

 

Dancers and Thespians
Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m.
A representative from Poor Richard’s Players and dancer Angeleaque Raulston will be available to assist dancers and theatrical performers.  This is not a mandatory workshop.

 

Music Production and Technology
Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.
For those wishing to refine their music production and related music technology skills, they can participate in this workshop with Antwan Thompson.  All music producers must attend this workshop to be considered for prize consideration.

 

Rappers and Poets
Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.
Both Nailah Lemees and G.L.A.M. will train all rappers, poets and hip hop artists in preparation for PYT.  Youth are encouraged to attend this workshop, but it is not mandatory for prize consideration.

 

PYT will be a free, all-ages show open to the whole community.  For more information on PYT, the workshops or registration, please visit www.thecenterlv.com/youthtalent.

 

ABOUT THE GAY AND LESBIAN COMMUNITY CENTER OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada is a community-based organization which supports and promotes activities directed at furthering the well-being, positive image and human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, its allies, and low to moderate income residents in Southern Nevada.