ARIA Resort & Casino Announces Major Convention Center Expansion

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ARIA RESORT & CASINO ANNOUNCES MAJOR CONVENTION
CENTER EXPANSION TO DELIVER UNRIVALED
MEETINGS & EVENTS EXPERIENCE

Cementing its position as one of North America’s premier destinations for large-scale meetings and events, ARIA Resort & Casino announced today a major expansion of its award-winning LEED Gold-certified convention center. The $154-million project will deliver an additional 200,000 square feet of technologically advanced, flexible meeting space across four stories, highlighted by stunning indoor/open-air spaces and a glass-enclosed venue with dramatic views of The Park and spectacular new Las Vegas Arena. With the completion of the expansion, ARIA will feature more than 500,000 square feet of superior meeting space for its luxury clientele.

Construction is scheduled to begin in May 2016 with anticipated completion in February 2018.

“Convention business at ARIA is booming, and demand is currently exceeding the space we have available,” said Bobby Baldwin, ARIA’s president & COO. “Hosting large meetings and conventions is a core part of our business; as our clients’ needs grow, we are committed to grow with them.”

ARIA’s new convention space will maintain MGM Resorts International’s commitment to build all new venues to LEED Gold standards or better, creating one of the most expansive high-end, environmentally friendly meeting facilities in the world. Already an established leader in this area, ARIA has integrated environmentally responsible practices and services for all meetings, conventions and events, earning it a prestigious five keys from Green Key Global’s Eco-Rating Program.

Tony Yousfi, ARIA’s vice president of sales, said, “Our guests expect luxurious offerings and will be wowed by the new convention space. With the addition of this elite 200,000-square-foot venue, ARIA exponentially increases the spectrum of events and services that can be hosted at our AAA Five Diamond resort.”

The first level will feature an open ballroom with ample pre-function spaces, and access to an exclusive loading dock for events that require sizable displays. Versatile indoor-outdoor breakout rooms which provide meetings flexibility to enjoy the Las Vegas weather while conducting business will highlight the second level, while the third level will offer a large ballroom as well as naturally lit pre-function spaces connecting to ARIA’s existing convention center. The facility’s top floor is set to become one of Las Vegas’ most unique meeting venues as it complements a vast ballroom with a striking outdoor patio that can accommodate receptions for up to 2,000 guests. The top-floor patio will feature stunning views overlooking The Park and Las Vegas Arena, both of which are slated to open in April 2016.

ARIA was named the top meeting resort in North America by Cvent, an industry leader specializing in meetings management technology; received the 2015 Gold Platter and Gold Key Awards from Meetings & Conventions magazine; and was named Smart Meetings’ Best Gaming/Casino Hotel in 2015.

The new convention space will take the place of the location currently occupied by Cirque du Soleil’s production of Zarkana, which will close April 30, 2016.

ARIA RESORT & CASINO
ARIA Resort & Casino is a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on The Strip featuring spectacular amenities, high-end service, premium meeting and convention space, striking architecture and sustainable design. Combined with its unparalleled offerings including the luxurious Shops at Crystals and the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA sets the bar for a new generation of resort experiences. ARIA and its neighboring properties within CityCenter are a joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit ARIA.com, call toll free at (866) 359-7757 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

#LiveTheMlife Instagram Photo #Contest During Entire Month of May & Win Weekly Prizes

#LiveTheMlife Instagram Photo #Contest During Entire Month of May & Win Weekly Prizes

 For those who enjoy “living the M life,” here’s a chance to highlight some of those favorite experiences from any MGM Resorts’ Las Vegas M life property* for an opportunity to win weekly prizes. From now until May 28, 2015, MGM Resorts International’s loyalty program, M life, wants guests to upload special moments to Instagram during the #LiveTheMlife Photo Contest.

Participants upload an image via Instagram and include the hashtags, #LiveTheMlife and #Contest, showcasing how they “live the M life” at any M life Resort in Las Vegas. The photo submission can be from a current or recent visit to Las Vegas, and participants’ photos may be featured on MGM Resorts’ property social channels.

Multiple winners will be selected weekly based on creativity, as determined by a judging panel, and the first winners will be chosen on May 8. Winning photos will be featured on M life’s Instagram along with a congratulatory message as soon as winners have been verified.

Prizes include two complimentary tickets to Zarkana at ARIA, KÀ at MGM Grand, Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, BODIES…The Exhibition and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor, Tournament of Kings at Excalibur and Zumanity at New York-New York. Dining prizes include dinner for two at Yusho at Monte Carlo and complimentary dinner buffets at Bellagio and The Mirage.

Here’s How to Enter and Win

  • SNAP IT: Show a photo of living the M life
  • TAG IT: Tag entry using #LiveTheMlife #Contest
  • UPLOAD IT: Set Instagram profile to public and upload photo
  • ENTER TO WIN: Enter for an opportunity to win great prizes

Participants must be a U.S. resident, 21 years of age or older with a valid Instagram account. For more details, visit: mgmresorts.com/livethemlifecontest.

Additional links and information:

Updated Listings: Cirque du Soleil 2015 Show Schedules

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

Cirque du Soleil Announces 2015 Show Schedules

 

MystÈre

Mystère is the original must-see Cirque du Soleil production that combines high-energy acrobatics and dramatic dance set to the thunderous rhythms of the Taïko drums. Featuring an international cast of 75 artists, Mystère provides the ultimate discovery that life itself is a mystery. Only at Treasure Island.

 

SHOW SCHEDULE Saturday – Wednesday at 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

 

December 31st at 7:00pm

DARK DAYS Thursday and Friday
ADDITIONAL DARK DAYS January 10-21

February 1

March 25

May 16-20

July 15

September 12-16

November 11

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES April 2

December 31

TICKET PRICES $119.00, $105.00, $85.00 & $69.00

*Note: Prices do not include tax and fees

ADDITIONAL INFO
TO RESERVE TICKETS:

 

               

“O”

Cirque du Soleil weaves an aquatic tapestry of artistry, surrealism and theatrical romance in the timeless production, “O.”  Inspired by the concept of infinity and the elegance of water’s pure form, “O” pays tribute to the beauty of the theatre – from the simplest street performance to the most lavish of operas – where anything is possible and where the drama of life plays itself out before your very eyes. World-class acrobats, synchronized swimmers, divers and characters perform in, on, and above water to create a breathtaking experience. Only at Bellagio, Las Vegas.

 

SHOW SCHEDULE Wednesday – Sunday at 7:30 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
DARK DAYS Monday and Tuesday
ADDITIONAL DARK DAYS February 1

March 8

March 20

April 15-19

June 14

August 5-9

October 11

December 2-13

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES March 17

March 31

December 29

TICKET PRICES $295.00 (VIP), $180.00, $165.00, $155.00, $130.00, $109.00, $98.50

*Note: Prices do not include tax and fees

ADDITIONAL INFO
TO RESERVE TICKETS:

 

 

ZUMANITY

Zumanity, the Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil, is a seductive twist on reality, making the provocative playful and the forbidden electrifying!  Leave all inhibitions at the door and let loose as this adult-themed production takes you o-n a sexy thrill ride full of sensational acrobatics and naughty fun.  Zumanity was created for adults 18 and over. Only at New York-New York Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas.

 

 

SHOW SCHEDULE Tuesday – Saturday at 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

 

7:00pm shows only: January 20th, May 8th, May 15th, June 19th, June 20th, December 31st

DARK DAYS Sunday and Monday
ADDITIONAL DARK DAYS January 6-17

March 7

March 20

April 14-18

June 16

August 18-29

October 31

December 8-12

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES

 

December 27
TICKET PRICES $125.00, $105.00, $79.00, & $69.00

*Note: Prices do not include tax and fees

ADDITIONAL INFO
TO RESERVE TICKETS:

 

 

KÀ, the unprecedented epic production by Cirque du Soleil takes adventure to an all new level.  Be awed by a dynamic theatrical landscape, as an entire empire appears on KÀ’s colossal stage and a captivating display of aerial acrobatics envelopes the audience. Live at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

 

SHOW SCHEDULE Saturday – Wednesday at 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

 

July 4 at 4:30 pm & 7:00 pm

 

7:00pm shows only: May 9th, May 16th, June 20th, June 21st

DARK DAYS Thursday and Friday
ADDITIONAL DARK DAYS January 5

January 10-21

February 1

March 7

April 15

May 30 – June 3

August 5

September 19-23

November 18

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES April 3
TICKET PRICES $180.00, $150.00, $130, $99.00 & $69.00

*Note: Prices do not include tax and fees

ADDITIONAL INFO
TO RESERVE TICKETS:

 

 

THE BEATLES LOVE

With LOVE, Cirque du Soleil celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles through enhanced versions of their timeless, original recordings.  The exuberance of The Beatles is channeled through the youthful, urban energy of a cast of 60 international artists.  With panoramic sound and visuals, audiences experience The Beatles as never before. Only at The Mirage, Las Vegas.

 

SHOW SCHEDULE Thursday – Monday at 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

 

July 4 at 4:30 pm & 7:00 pm

 

7:00pm shows only: May 15th, May 16th, June 19th, June 20th, June 21st, December 31st

DARK DAYS Tuesday and Wednesday
ADDITIONAL DARK DAYS January 5

February 1-2

March 15-21

May 28

July 30 – August 5

September 17

October 22

December 3-14

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES January 28

June 9

December 30

TICKET PRICES $180.00, $155.00, $130.00, $104.00, $98.50 & $79.00

*Note: Prices do not include tax and fees

ADDITIONAL INFO TO RESERVE TICKETS:

 

               

CRISS ANGEL BELIEVE

Criss Angel, the most famous magician on the planet presents CRISS ANGEL Believe, an illusion spectacular at the Luxor Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. Criss has amazed hundreds of millions on television, online, and is the most watched magician in history. Now YOU can experience his mega-hit LIVE! Witness OVER 40 of the most mind-blowing illusions ever performed. Criss Angel has not only been celebrated with more magic awards than any other magician in history, but was also named Magician of the Century and in 2012 was named Vegas’ Entertainer of the Year and Best Magician in Las Vegas. Now let the magic live in you…

 

SHOW SCHEDULE Wednesday – Sunday at 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

 

*Majority of Thursday and Friday performances will be 7:00pm shows only

DARK DAYS Monday and Tuesday
ADDITIONAL DARK DAYS January 14-25

February 1

March 20

April 15-19

May 27-31

June 24-28

September 2-6

November 11-15

December 16-20

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES December 28
TICKET PRICES $130.00, $109.00, $89.00 & $59.00

*Note: Prices do not include tax and fees

ADDITIONAL INFO
TO RESERVE TICKETS:

 

 

ZARKANA

Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil is a spirited voyage through an abandoned theater where an extraordinary circus comes back to life. Populated by a motley collection of off-the-wall characters and incomparable acrobats, Zarkana is a visual vortex set in a twisted acrobatic fantasy universe where, little by little, chaos and craziness give way to a true celebration.  Zarkana is a quintessential Cirque du Soleil spectacular featuring an international cast of 70 world class acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, high wire and trapeze artists set on a grand stage at ARIA Resort & Casino.

SHOW SCHEDULE Tuesday – Saturday at 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

 

7:00pm shows only: May 8th, May 9th, June 19th, June 20th, July 4th, December 31st

DARK DAYS Sunday and Monday 
ADDITIONAL DARK DAYS January 6

January 20-31

March 7

March 20

May 12-16

July 14

September 8-12

November 10

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES March 30

December 28

TICKET PRICES $180.00, $155.00, $130.00, $99.00 & $69.00

*Note: Prices do not include tax and fees

ADDITIONAL INFO
TO RESERVE TICKETS:

 

 

MICHAEL JACKSON ONE

Driven by Michael’s powerful, multi-layered music – heard like never before in a riveting, state-of-the-art surround-sound environment – ONE takes the audience through a series of seamless visual and musical tableaux, at the heart of a world that is in turn majestic, playful, magical and heart-warming. In Michael Jackson ONE, Michael’s artistry and spirit are expressed through the vibrant energy of the cast of 63 dancers and performers, underscored by aerial performance, driving acrobatics, and vivid choreographies that use the urban/hip hop idiom as a springboard for exploration. ONE is a heartfelt tribute to the work, innovative spirit, and legacy of Michael Jackson – the King of Pop, the genius, the visionary, the One. Exclusively at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

 

SHOW SCHEDULE Friday – Tuesday at 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Sunday at 4:30 pm & 7:00 pm

 

July 4 at 4:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

 

7:00pm shows only: January 12th, January 19th, January 26th, February 9th, February 16th, February 23rd

DARK DAYS Wednesday and Thursday
ADDITIONAL DARK DAYS January 30 – February 3

March 20

April 14

June 5-16

August 11

October 16-20

December 15

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES

 

March 26

August 19

November 25

December 30

TICKET PRICES 7:00pm and both Saturday shows: $180, $160, $145, $135, $99 & $69

 

4:30/9:30 shows: $180, $155, $140, $130, $99, $69

 

*Note: Prices do not include tax and fees

ADDITIONAL INFO

 

 

*Please note that show schedules are subject to change.

ARIA Las Vegas ~ Entertainment Listings

ARIA Las Vegas ~ Entertainment Listings

SPECIAL EVENT

MICHAEL JORDAN CELEBRITY INVITATIONAL
The 13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI), hosted by ARIA Resort & Casino at Shadow Creek, returns to Las Vegas for the fourth consecutive year, April 3 – 6, 2014. Since its inception in 2001, MJCI has raised nearly $7 million for charities including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Opportunity Village, James R. Jordan Foundation and Cats Care, the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats’ charity arm.

The four-day tournament and celebration boasts incredible parties, A-list entertainment and competitive golf. Each year, MJCI attracts an all-star lineup of celebrity and sports stars. Past attendees include Brian Baumgartner, Cedric “The Entertainer,” Chevy Chase, Brandi Chastain, Roger Clemens, Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey, Jr., Michael Phelps, Aaron Rodgers and Stuart Scott, among dozens of other notable figures. Actor Jesse Metcalfe and former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher are confirmed to join the 2014 roster for the first time.

Fans who wish to experience this exclusive event can purchase daily or weekly general admission and VIP ticket packages. VIP guests will enjoy added perks including free general admission parking at Shadow Creek (a $10 daily value), unparalleled views from multiple open-air VIP hospitality decks, complimentary food and full-service bars.

Dates: April 3 – 6
Prices: Daily General Admission Pass: $30; Weekly General Admission Pass: $100;
Daily VIP Pass: $150; Weekly VIP Pass: $500
Discounted tickets are available for military service members, senior citizens 65 years of age or older and college/university students with valid identification. Each group will receive 25% off daily or weekly general admission tickets. The tournament also offers a “Bring the Kids for Free” general admission ticket pass, providing access for youth 17 years of age and younger when accompanied by a general admission ticketed adult (up to two children per paid adult).
Buy: Tickets are now on sale and available at all 10 MGM Resorts’ box offices and concierge desks in Las Vegas, and online at aria.com, mjcigolf.com and shadowcreek.com.

ZARKANA THEATER

ZARKANA BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil is filled with spectacular jaw-dropping acrobatics and eye-popping visuals featuring an international cast of 70 world-class acrobats, jugglers, clowns and musicians. The show is performed five nights a week at the Zarkana Theater.

Dates: Friday – Tuesday
Dark: Wednesday and Thursday
Times: 7 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 Zarkana box office, online at cirquedusoleil.com/zarkana or Aria.com , or by calling (855) 927-5262 or
(702) 590-7760.

NIGHTLIFE

HAZE NIGHTCLUB
HAZE Nightclub is a dramatic 25,500-square-foot cutting-edge space where guests are challenged to question their sense of perception and reality. HAZE features oversized hanging props above the entryway drawing guests to a grand central staircase which transports them to the mezzanine level where one can enjoy a birds-eye view of the action below. The main dance floor, filled with beats from the world’s best DJs, is home to 100-square-feet of interactive projection screens on a structure where world-renowned artists have performed impromptu surprise acts. Suede walls and plush surfaces speckle the weaving interior of this nightlife destination, boasting a unique 20-foot wall of lights incorporating the latest technology. Full-color laser shows add to the sensory experience creating a nightlife mecca that has raised the standards of nightclubs worldwide.

Dates: Thursday – Saturday
Hours: Doors open at 10:30 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) 693-8300 for more information

INDUSTRY THURSDAYS
HAZE, ARIA’s premier nightspot, caters to mavens of the Vegas nightlife scene and locals each Thursday. With the best resident DJs spinning the hottest music and special celebrity appearances guests are sure to have an incredible time.

THE DEUCE LOUNGE
The Deuce Lounge is an invigorating destination fusing elements of an upscale lounge with high-limit gaming. With stylish décor, first-class service and a seductive ambiance, The Deuce Lounge, brought to ARIA by The Light Group, offers an unmistakable and distinctive nightlife experience.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 5 p.m. to 4 a.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) 693-8300 for more information

INDUSTRY WEDNESDAYS
The middle of the week gets better with industry nights at The Deuce Lounge. Every Wednesday, half-price bottles are offered to locals all night and guests can enjoy an open champagne bar from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

GOLD BOUTIQUE NIGHTCLUB & LOUNGE
Decadent black and gold throughout, GOLD Boutique Nightclub & Lounge comes from the partnership between Cirque du Soleil and Las Vegas-based hospitality powerhouse The Light Group. The lounge offers the ultimate spot to sip hand-crafted cocktails or to party into the night while listening to Las Vegas’ hottest DJs.

Dates/Hours: Wednesday – Thursday: Doors open at 10 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: Doors open 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) 693-8300 for more information

INDUSTRY WEDNESDAYS
Wednesdays at GOLD Boutique Nightclub & Lounge are the sexiest industry party in town. Kick it at the best
mid-week party on The Strip with some “Local Love,” featuring guest DJ sets from DJ Tommy Lin and DJ Funk Solo. “Local Love” features an open bar for ladies from 10 p.m. to midnight and complimentary cover for those with valid Nevada ID.

LOBBY BAR
Guests can enjoy masterfully crafted signature cocktails while basking in the lively atmosphere. Lobby Bar features a DJ Friday – Saturday from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Hours: 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Admission: Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 590-7111 for more information

Run Away with Cirque Du Soleil at The Springs Preserve Saturday, March 15, 2014

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

RUN AWAY WITH CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AT THE SPRINGS PRESERVE

SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014

Name:
Run Away with Cirque du Soleil at the Springs Preserve

Date:
Saturday, March 15, 2014

Time:     
7:00 a.m.: Registration Begins
8:30 a.m.:  5K Run/One-Mile Fun Walk Starts

Location:
Springs Preserve
333 S. Valley View Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89107

Registration:
www.active.com
Registration begins on Saturday, January 10

Twitter:
@Cirque, @SpringsPreserve, @ONEDROP

Facebook:
Facebook.com/RunAwaywithCirqueduSoleil

Cirque du Soleil hosts their 13th annual Run Away with Cirque du Soleil 5K Run and One-Mile Fun Walk at the Springs Preserve on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Mayor Carolyn Goodman will signal the start of the race, and Nevada Public Radio’s President and General Manager Flo Rogers will be the emcee for the day’s events. Participants can run/walk alongside their favorite Cirque du Soleil characters at this annual event that includes live music, photo opportunities with the cast and a circus play area for children.

The race is presented by Cirque du Soleil in partnership with the Springs Preserve and ONE DROP.  All proceeds support the Springs Preserve and Cirque du Soleil Foundations.

After the race, participants can enjoy complimentary refreshments from Whole Foods Market and massage therapy provided by the Milan Institute. The 5K includes a competitive individual and team race, with a minimum of 10 participants required to qualify for team categories.

All participants will also be included in a raffle for a chance to win one of seven pairs of show tickets to The Beatles™ LOVE™ by Cirque du Soleil; KÀ™; “O™”; Zarkana™; Mystère™; Zumanity, The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil™; and CRISS ANGEL ® Believe™, along with prizes from the Springs Preserve. The Grand Prize raffle package includes airfare for four to Orlando, four tickets to La Nouba™ by Cirque du Soleil, along with hotel accommodations and park passes to Walt Disney World®.

Runaway with Cirque du Soleil participants can register online beginning Saturday, Jan. 10 –Thursday, March 13. Early Bird registration fee is $37 for the 5K Run and $27 for the 1 Mile Fun Walk through Saturday, March 1. After March 1, fees increase to $40 for the 5K Run and $30 for the 1 Mile Fun Walk. The first 1,200 participants to sign up will receive an event t-shirt.

ARIA Las Vegas ~ Entertainment Listings for November

ARIA Las Vegas ~ Entertainment Listings for November 

 

ZARKANA THEATER

ZARKANA BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Zarkana is an acrobatic rock experience blending circus arts with the surreal to create a world where physical virtuosity rubs shoulders with the strange. A visual vortex, Zarkana is set in a twisted musical and acrobatic fantasy universe where, little by little, chaos and craziness give way to a true celebration. The diverse cast of more than 75 international artists transports the audience into a fantastical and suspenseful world, blurring the boundaries between the real and imaginary.

Dates: Friday – Tuesday
Dark: Wednesday and Thursday
Times: 7 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 Zarkana box office, online at cirquedusoleil.com/zarkana or arialasvegas.com, or by calling (855) 927-5262 or
(702) 590-7760.

NIGHTLIFE

HAZE NIGHTCLUB
HAZE Nightclub is a dramatic 25,500-square-foot cutting-edge space where guests are challenged to question their sense of perception and reality. HAZE features oversized hanging props above the entryway drawing guests to a grand central staircase which transports them to the mezzanine level where one can enjoy a birds-eye view of the action below. The main dance floor, filled with beats from the world’s best DJs, is home to 100-square-feet of interactive projection screens on a structure where world-renowned artists have performed impromptu surprise acts. Suede walls and plush surfaces speckle the weaving interior of this nightlife destination, boasting a unique 20-foot wall of lights incorporating the latest technology. Full-color laser shows add to the sensory experience creating a nightlife mecca that has raised the standards of nightclubs worldwide.

Dates: Thursday – Saturday
Hours: Doors open at 10:30 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) 693-8300 for more information

INDUSTRY THURSDAYS
HAZE, ARIA’s premier nightspot, caters to mavens of the Vegas nightlife scene and locals each Thursday. With the best resident DJs spinning the hottest music and special celebrity appearances guests are sure to have an incredible time.

THE DEUCE LOUNGE
The Deuce Lounge is an invigorating destination fusing elements of an upscale lounge with high-limit gaming. With stylish décor, first-class service and a seductive ambiance, The Deuce Lounge, brought to ARIA by The Light Group, offers an unmistakable and distinctive nightlife experience.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 5 p.m. to 4 a.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) 693-8300 for more information

INDUSTRY WEDNESDAYS
The middle of the week gets better with industry nights at The Deuce Lounge. Every Wednesday, half-price bottles are offered to locals all night and guests can enjoy an open champagne bar from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

GOLD BOUTIQUE NIGHTCLUB & LOUNGE
Decadent black and gold throughout, GOLD Boutique Nightclub & Lounge comes from the partnership between Cirque du Soleil and Las Vegas-based hospitality powerhouse The Light Group. The lounge offers the ultimate spot to sip hand-crafted cocktails or to party into the night while listening to Las Vegas’ hottest DJs.

Dates/Hours: Wednesday – Thursday: Doors open at 10 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: Doors open 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) 693-8300 for more information

INDUSTRY WEDNESDAYS
Wednesdays at GOLD Boutique Nightclub & Lounge are the sexiest industry party in town. Kick it at the best
mid-week party on The Strip with some “Local Love,” featuring guest DJ sets from DJ Tommy Lin and DJ Funk Solo. “Local Love” features an open bar for ladies from 10 p.m. to midnight and complimentary cover for those with valid Nevada ID.

VIEW BAR
Guests can enjoy masterfully crafted signature cocktails while basking in the lively atmosphere. View Bar features live music Sunday – Wednesday from 7 p.m. to midnight and Thursday – Saturday from 3 p.m. to midnight.

Hours: 24 hours
Admission: Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 590-7111 for more information

Life is Beautiful Festival Releases Single-Day Lineup

Life is Beautiful Festival

Life is Beautiful Festival Releases Single-Day Lineup

Single Day GA and Single Day VIP go on sale September 27 at Ticketmaster.com

Life is Beautiful Festival to release a limited quantity of single day general admission and single day VIP tickets for sale beginning on Friday, September 27 at 10 a.m. PT on Ticketmaster.com.

Priced at $95 and $209.50 (plus taxes and fees) for GA and VIP respectively, single day tickets are available for both Saturday and Sunday, October 26 and 27, 2013.  A limited number of VIP tables and cabanas will also go on sale this Friday; for more information, visit the festival’s website.

A basic schedule featuring musical acts, chefs, artists and speakers includes:

Saturday, October 26: Doors 12pm – 12am

Music

Kings of Leon Joey Bada$$ Dreamers
Beck Capital Cities RNR
Imagine Dragons Youngblood Hawke Ekoh
Pretty Lights ZZ Ward Rusty Maples
Alabama Shakes Poolside Same Sex Mary
Childish Gambino Family of the Year Sabriel
Purity Ring Cayucas Crazy Chief
Big Gigantic Nico Vega A Crowd of Small Adventures
Dawes Wallpaper. GoldBoot
Cults Alpine Turner
Earl Sweatshirt Chancellor Warhol Shalvoy Music
Andrew McMahon Children of the Night DJ Zo
Tink Albi Loves Chicken Tenders

 

Food

Bruce Bromberg Susan Feniger Rebecca Wilcomb
Eric Bromberg Akira Back Ben Hammond
Scott Conant Sven Mede Natalie Young
Michael Mina Francois Payard Nina Manchev
Michael Symon David Myers Steve Martorano
Tom Colicchio Kerry Simon Carlos Buscaglia
Jonathan Waxman Carla Pellegrino Vinod Ahuja
Aarón Sánchez Richard Camarota Dan Coughlin
Cat Cora Gerald Chin Sean Kinoshita
Hubert Keller Jason Tuley Frank Gorriceta
Rick Moonen Megan Romano Massimiliano Campanari
Donald Link Marcel Vigneron Dustin Lewandowski
Jet Tila Grant MacPherson Peter Bastien
Kim Canteenwalla Madison Cowan Steve Piamchuntar
Mary Sue Milliken Tony Luke Brett Ottolenghi

 

Art

“13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests” Vhils Trifecta Gallery
“Human Nature “ The Stencil Network Jonah Jakin
“Mystère “ Aware Fletcher Benton
“Recycled Percussion “ Catherine Borg Mary Hull Webster
“The Beatles LOVE” Yasmina Chavez CJ
“Zarkana” Matthew Couper Western Project
Bicicleta Sem Freio Wendy Kveck Alastair MacKinven
Interesni Kazki Miguel Rodriquez All Done Well
Zio Ziegler Jo Russ Eric Tillinghast
D*Face Javier Sanchez Chuck Close & Kiki Smith
Ana Maria Lance Smith Rick Siggins
Alexis Diaz (La Pandilla) Jesse Smigel Molly White
VAST Art Project
CCSD

 

Learning

The Cast of “The Buried Life” Paull Young Courtnee LeClaire Westendorf
Tony Horton Will Travis David Uslan
Cirque du Soleil Brad Sugars Michael Karnjanaprakorn
Aarón Sánchez David Daniel Hudson Chris Culos
Jason Pollock Marcia Wieder
Dr. Sean Stephenson Miki Agrawal

 

Sunday, October 27: Doors 12pm – 11pm

Music

The Killers Living Colour Moondog Matinee
Vampire Weekend Allen Stone American Cream
Empire of the Sun HAIM The Dirty Hooks
Passion Pit Smith Westerns Most Thieves
Jurassic 5 twenty one pilots Kid Meets Cougar
Zedd Robert DeLong Beau Hodges Band
Janelle Monáe Five Knives HaleAmanO
STS9 Wildcat! Wildcat! Jordan Kate Mitchell
Portugal. The Man The Kingston Springs Joey Pero and His Band
Danny Brown Cosmic Suckerpunch Dusty Sunshine
The Joy Formidable Knocked Up Kids DJ88
Charli XCX The Dig DJ Supra

 

Food

Nancy Silverton Jonathan Waxman Gerald Chin
Todd English Cat Cora Megan Romano
Mike Minor Hubert Keller Tony Luke
Jason Tuley Rick Moonen Rebecca Wilcomb
Elias Cairo Donald Link Ben Hammond
Josh Graves Jet Tila Natalie Young
Bruce Bromberg Kim Canteenwalla Nina Manchev
Eric Bromberg Francois Payard Steve Martorano
Scott Conant Kerry Simon Carlos Buscaglia
Michael Mina Carla Pellegrino Vinod Ahuja
Dan Coughlin Massimiliano Campanari Steve Piamchuntar
Sean Kinoshita Dustin Lewandowski Brett Ottolenghi
Frank Gorriceta Peter Bastien Tony Abou-Ganim

 

Art

“Absinthe” Vhils CCSD
“Jabbawockeez” Zio Ziegler Trifecta Gallery
“Michael Jackson ONE” Bicicleta Sem Freio Jonah Jakin
“Million Dollar Quartet” Catherine Borg Fletcher Benton
“O” Yasmina Chavez Mary Hull Webster
“Rock of Ages” Matthew Couper CJ
“Zumanity” Wendy Kveck Western Project
Interesni Kazki Miguel Rodriquez Alastair MacKinven
Ana Maria Jo Russ All Done Well
The Stencil Network Javier Sanchez Eric Tillinghast
Aware Lance Smith Chuck Close & Kiki Smith
D*Face Jesse Smigel Rick Siggins
Alexis Diaz (La Pandilla) VAST Art Project Molly White

 

Learning

UFC Fighters Forrest Griffin, Miesha Tate & Pat Barry Jim Kwik Rajil Kapoor
Tony Hsieh Daniel Kraft, M.D. Lars Schmidt
Harry Shum Jr. Steve Brown Prerna Gupta
Matt Mullenweg Scott Flansburg Dr. Cristina de Jesus
Rehan Choudhry Maneesh K. Goyal & David Munczinski Rudy Lopez-Negrete
Jason Lester Jamie Wheal Jia Jiang
Quddus Tim Chang

 

*Lineup Subject to Change. Detailed schedule to be released at a later date

A full lineup of bands, chef demonstrations, art presentations and learning speeches is available at www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com.

Life is Beautiful Festival expects to attract tens of thousands of people to Downtown Las Vegas Sponsors of the inaugural Festival include Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Heineken USA, Esquire MagazineLas Vegas Review Journal, Travel + Leisure, Sub-Zero Wolf, Westar Kitchen & Bath, Las Vegas Events, Cirque du SoleilZappos.com, Red Bull, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, the D Las Vegas, Toyota, Silicon Valley Bank, Whole Foods Market, Downtown Grand Las Vegas, Le Creuset, Airstream 2 Go, Chef Works, Ploom, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Flamingo Las Vegas.*Sponsors listed are current as of release date.

Life is Beautiful Festival is being developed by Aurelian Marketing Group in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment, MAKTUB Marketing and Downtown Project. Visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com and sign up to receive information updates via email. Connect with the Life is Beautiful team socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival and Twitter.com/LifeIsBeautiful.

ARIA Resort & Casino ~ Weekday Zarkana Room & Show Package

ARIA “Zarkana Room & Show Package – Weekday” *From $291* (Sunday – Tuesday Arrivals) – Package Includes: One Night in a Deluxe King Room, Two tickets to see Zarkana™ by Cirque du Soleil®, Complimentary Seat Upgrade from Lower Side Orchestra (Category F) to Side Orchestra or Balcony (Category E). Complimentary popcorn to enjoy during the show, Two Complimentary Zarkana-themed Cocktails at Gold Boutique Nightclub & Lounge, Two VIP Line Passes to Gold Boutique Nightclub & Lounge (*see site for additional details and restrictions). Promotion Runs: Sep 8 – Dec 24, 2013. Promo Code: ARZRK3WD1 (Exp 12/25/13)

ARIA Resort & Casino ~ Two Nights Zarkana Room & Show Weekend Package

ARIA “Zarkana Room & Show Package – Weekend” *From $470(Thursday – Saturday Arrivals) – Package Includes: Two Nights in a Deluxe King Room, Two tickets to see Zarkana™ by Cirque du Soleil®, Complimentary Seat Upgrade from Lower Side Orchestra (Category F) to Side Orchestra or Balcony (Category E), Complimentary popcorn to enjoy during the show, Two Complimentary Zarkana-themed Cocktails at GOLD Boutique Nightclub & Lounge, Two VIP Line Passes to GOLD Boutique Nightclub & Lounge (*See site for additional details and restrictions). Promotion Runs: Sep 5 – Dec 27, 2013. Promo Code: ARZRK3WE2 (Exp 12/27/13)

Vdara Hotel & Spa ~ Zarkana Room & Show Package

Vdara “Zarkana Room & Show Package – Weekend” *From $450* (Thursday – Saturday Arrivals) – Package Includes: Two Nights in a Deluxe Suite, Two tickets to see Zarkana™ by Cirque du Soleil®, Complimentary Seat Upgrade from Lower Side Orchestra (Category F) to Side Orchestra or Balcony (Category E), Complimentary popcorn to enjoy during the show, Two Complimentary Zarkana-themed Cocktails at GOLD Boutique Nightclub & Lounge, Two VIP Line Passes to GOLD Boutique Nightclub & Lounge (*see site for additional details and restrictions). Promotion Runs: Sep 6 – Dec 27, 2013. Promo Code: VRZRK3WE2 (Exp 12/27/13)

Vdara Hotel & Spa ~ Zarkana Room & Show Package

Vdara “Zarkana Room & Show Package – Weekday” *From $350* (Sunday – Tuesday Arrivals) – Package Includes: Two Nights in a Deluxe Suite, Two tickets to see Zarkana™ by Cirque du Soleil®, Complimentary Seat Upgrade from Lower Side Orchestra (Category F) to Side Orchestra or Balcony (Category E), Complimentary popcorn to enjoy during the show, Two Complimentary Zarkana-themed Cocktails at Gold Boutique Nightclub & Lounge, Two VIP Line Passes to Gold Boutique Nightclub & Lounge (*See site for additional details and restrictions). Promotion Runs: Sep 8 – Dec 25, 2013. Promo Code: VRZRK3WD2 (Exp 12/25/13)

Fabulous Las Vegas Returns to Sin City September 3-8 to Celebrate PRIDE

Fabulous Las Vegas

Fabulous Las Vegas Returns to Sin City September 3-8

to Celebrate PRIDE

Taste, temptation and thrilling entertainment will be at the forefront when Fabulous Las Vegas returns to Sin City September 3-8.  Now in its fourth year, this one-of-a-kind LGBT celebration will feature experiences and promotions across several MGM Resorts International destinations, complementing the citywide Las Vegas PRIDE events also taking place that week.

Fabulous kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 4 with PRIDE Family Bingo at Circus Circus Las Vegas. Hosted by Norma Llyaman and Miss Las Vegas PRIDE 2011 Diana Prince, guests will enjoy an evening of food, fun and flair while supporting the Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE, Inc. (SNAPI).

After daubing out the competition at bingo, guests can travel down The Strip for two nights of fearless stand-up comedy at The Mirage with a pair of LGBT icons. Stand-up queen Margaret Cho (September 6) and two-time Emmy Award-winner Kathy Griffin (September 7) give guests reason to laugh with rapid fire wit and comedic edge that pushes the limits. Additional entertainment options include Cirque du Soleil’s Zarkana at ARIA, and its most sensual show, Zumanity at New York-New York. Guests booking any of these entertainment options through the Fabulous website will receive access to special seating and pricing.

In addition to this buffet of entertainment offerings, guest can eat fabulously with the exclusive Dine OUT program at participating restaurants up and down the Las Vegas Strip. Through Dine OUT, guests receive 20 percent off their check when presenting their Fabulous hotel key card. The new 24-hour Citizens Kitchen & Bar and Red Square Restaurant and Vodka Lounge at Mandalay Bay are sure to turn on taste buds. Other Dine OUT venues include STACK Restaurant & Bar at The Mirage, The Pub at Monte Carlo and Rice & Company at Luxor, plus more to be added soon.

Nothing quite sends off the celebration like Temptation Sundays, the city’s original and longest-running LGBT pool party, hosted by J.Son. As the official closing party for the Las Vegas PRIDE festivities, Temptation Sundays invites guests to spend a warm Sunday afternoon socializing with locals, splashing around in the water, or simply showing off tempting assets. Guests can party until the sun rises again at REVO Sundays at Revolution Lounge at The Mirage, as the grand finale for the Fabulous weekend takes precedence over slumber. The only year-round LGBT party in a nightclub on The Strip, REVO pumps up the bass for locals and tourists for a night of dancing, flirting and celebration.

During Fabulous, guests are invited to participate in additional citywide LGBT celebrations: Las Vegas PRIDE Festival’s Annual PRIDE Night Parade on September 6 and the Annual PRIDE Festival on September 7 at the Clark County Government Center. MGM Resorts International is the proud presenting sponsor of the PRIDE Night Parade, granting Fabulous guests with a branded key card entry to the Fabulous Viewing Area to mix and mingle with other attendees. Transportation will be provided to and from the participating MGM Resorts hotels to the parade. Guests can RSVP to reserve a seat on the Fab Shuttle by providing their confirmation number via email to fabulous@mgmresorts.com.

Fabulous Las Vegas guests may book their hotel package and stay informed of all events by visiting MyFabulousVegas.com. Beginning August 15, guests will be able to download a dedicated, free smartphone application from the iTunes, Android and Windows app stores which will provide a mobile, digital guide to all things Fabulous, as well as signature cocktail recipes to continue the celebrations at home. For the latest information, start following @MyFabVegas on Twitter or visit MyFabulousVegas.com for event updates and booking information.

About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also owns 51% of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is in the process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50% of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & casino.  For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company’s website at www.mgmresorts.com.

ARIA Las Vegas ~ Entertainment and Nightlife Listings

 

ARIA Las Vegas

 

ZARKANA THEATER

ZARKANA BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Zarkana is an acrobatic rock experience blending circus arts with the surreal to create a world where physical virtuosity rubs shoulders with the strange. A visual vortex, Zarkana is set in a twisted musical and acrobatic fantasy universe where, little by little, chaos and craziness give way to a true celebration. The diverse cast of more than 75 international artists transports the audience into a fantastical and suspenseful world, blurring the boundaries between the real and imaginary.

Dates: Friday – Tuesday
Dark: Wednesday and Thursday
Additional Dark Date: Tuesday, July 9
Times: 7 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 Zarkana box office, online at cirquedusoleil.com/zarkana or ARIA Las Vegas, or by calling (855) 927-5262 or
(702) 590-7760.

NIGHTLIFE

HAZE NIGHTCLUB
HAZE Nightclub is a dramatic 25,500-square-foot cutting-edge space where guests are challenged to question their sense of perception and reality. HAZE features oversized hanging props over the entryway, drawing guests to a grand central staircase which transports them to the mezzanine level where one can enjoy a birds-eye view of the action below. The main dance floor, filled with beats from the world’s best DJs, is home to 100 square feet of interactive projection screens on a structure where world-renowned artists have performed impromptu surprise acts. Suede walls and plush surfaces speckle the weaving interior of this nightlife destination, boasting a unique 20-foot wall of lights incorporating the latest technology. Full-color laser shows add to the sensory experience, creating a nightlife mecca that has raised the standards of nightclubs worldwide.

Dates: Thursday – Saturday
Hours: Opens at 10:30 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) 693-8300 for more information

INDUSTRY THURSDAYS
HAZE, ARIA’s premier nightspot, caters to mavens of the Vegas nightlife scene and locals with the hottest music spun by resident DJ Karma as well as the most exciting special guests imaginable.

THE DEUCE LOUNGE
The Light Group brings The Deuce Lounge, an invigorating destination fusing elements of an upscale lounge with
high-limit gaming, to ARIA. With stylish décor, first-class service and a seductive ambiance, The Deuce Lounge offers an unmistakable and distinctive nightlife experience.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 5 p.m. to 4 a.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) 693-8300 for more information

INDUSTRY WEDNESDAYS
The middle of the week just got better with industry nights at The Deuce Lounge. Every Wednesday guests can enjoy an open champagne bar from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. and half-price bottles are offered to locals all night.

GOLD BOUTIQUE NIGHTCLUB & LOUNGE
Decadent black and gold throughout, GOLD Boutique Nightclub & Lounge comes from the partnership between Cirque du Soleil and Las Vegas-based hospitality powerhouse The Light Group. The lounge offers the ultimate spot to sip hand-crafted cocktails or to party into the night while experiencing Las Vegas’ hottest DJs.

Dates: Tuesday – Saturday
Hours: 6 p.m. to 4 a.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) 693-8300 for more information

INDUSTRY WEDNESDAYS
Wednesdays at GOLD Boutique Nightclub & Lounge are the sexiest industry party in town. Kick it at the best
mid-week party on The Strip with some “Local Love,” featuring guest DJ sets from DJ Tommy Lin and DJ Funk Solo. “Local Love” features an open bar for ladies from 10 p.m. to midnight and there is no cover for those with valid Nevada ID.

VIEW BAR
Guests can enjoy masterfully crafted signature cocktails while basking in the lively atmosphere. View Bar features live music Sunday – Wednesday from 7 p.m. to midnight and Thursday – Saturday from 3 p.m. to midnight.

Hours: 24 hours
Contact: Call (702) 590-7111 for more information

DAYLIFE

LIQUID POOL LOUNGE
The ultimate in poolside opulence, LIQUID Pool Lounge at ARIA is defined by its distinctive ambiance and ultra-VIP service. Poolside DJ-spun music sets a lively mood as guests enjoy the exclusivity and seclusion in an upscale adult-only environment. Three luxury VIP pools create a tempting cool oasis from the hot Las Vegas sun while the 50-seat LIQUID restaurant offers poolside dining and a delicious menu. Private cabanas equipped with modern technologies, comfortable furniture and contemporary design are available as well as chaise lounge chairs and day beds – the ideal choice for those seeking luxury in a modern tropical retreat. Guests can expect to swim and sunbathe among Hollywood’s hottest stars including Kelly Osbourne, Carrie Underwood, Audrina Patridge, Kristin Cavallari, Zac Efron, Jamie Kennedy and Mario Lopez, among others.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 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) 590-7111 for more information