Restaurant Week Starts Today

The always popular for foodies 13th Annual Las Vegas Restaurant Week starts today and runs through June 28th with nearly 200 restaurants taking part including many on the Strip.

During Restaurant Week the restaurants offer fixed price lunches or dinners in the $20 to $80 price range so its a great time to check out new restaurants or restaurants that you might have always wanted to try.

Apart from dining at some of the best restaurants in town for less the event also raises money for a good cause as part of the proceeds go to the Three Square Food Bank; Since the event launched in 2007 the Restaurant Week event proceeds have paid for five million meals for people needing help.

The number of restaurants involved is long so check out the website for all the participating restaurants.

Website: helpoutdineoutlv.org

NHL Awards Returns To LV

Mandalay Bay

The NHL Awards presented by Bridgestone returns to Las Vegas again on Wednesday June 19th with this time at the Mandalay Bay Events Center instead of last years location at the Hard Rock. This is the 10th Annual NHL Awards show which celebrates the top talent of the 2018-19 season.

If you are interesting in attending the show starts on June 19th at 4:30 pm with the doors opening at 3:30pm and at the time of writing this there is still a few tickets left. The tickets are $30 for seats together or $20 for split seats plus the usual taxes and fees. These are the cheap seats and will be a distance from the stage but an option if you are a fan or want a break from the casino floor.

Tickets Website Link

Las Vegas Bowl Announced

Memorial Day for many is the start of Summer but some are already looking forward to the fall, when college football returns; So if you are one of them we do have at least one piece of news the date of the Mitsubishi Las Vegas Bowl 2019 which will take place Saturday September 21st 4:30 pm at the Sam Boyd Stadium.

This is the last year that the Las Vegas Bowl is to be held at the Sam Boyd Stadium as its moving next year to the new Las Vegas Stadium. The teams playing will be from the top teams in the Mountain West and Pac-12 conferences with the game being televised by ABC.

If you want to attend tickets go on sale July 6th with prices ranging from $35 to $250 plus the usual fees and can be purchased at unlvtickets.com.

EDC Opening Ceremony Shuttles

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If you plan on getting to the Las Vegas Speedway early today to attend the Opening Ceremonies there is a shuttle option for it as an add on when you buy you shuttles passes at the EDC website.

If you pay for the add on then you can take a shuttle from Circus Circus between 3 pm and 6 pm today to attend the Opening Ceremonies with Premier shuttle pass holders having expedited loading on the shuttles.

EDC Opening Show Schedule

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Tomorrow before the whole of the Electric Daisy Carnival opens is a grand opening show at the Cosmic Lounge with Rick Trainer performing at 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm when Malaa takes over to 6:45 pm when a special guest Bill Nye the science guy takes over to officially open the events and all the grounds at 7 pm. Yes i don’t know why they picked Bill Nye the science guy to open the show but he is a well known name i guess.

EDC Week started yesterday with events running until May 22nd with concerts at all the big nightclubs and dayclubs all over town. For more information check with your resort or the EDC website for the numerous events which are too many to list here.

EDC Beating The Traffic

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Its Electric Daisy Carnival time in Las Vegas again as the huge crowds head out this weekend to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for three nights of dancing and partying. One drawback of such a popular event is always getting from your hotel to the event and getting back again after everyone leaves; Well one company is offering a solution albeit an expensive one Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters is offering helicopter flights from McCarren International Airport to the Las Vegas Speedway and back again all three nights of EDC.

The price for a helicopter to the event isn’t inexpensive as you would expect with the price of $499 per person for each night of the event and, that includes limousine pickup and drop off after the event to your hotel. The companies seven seat helicopters will depart McCarren each night at 6 pm 6:30 pm as well as 7 pm and 7:30 pm with the flight to EDC taking about 12 minutes and although it sounds expensive i’m sure they will do well.

Cinco De Mayo At Plaza

cinco de mayo

This Sunday is Cinco de Mayo with parties all over Las Vegas but tonight at the Plaza in Downtown Las Vegas is a large free Cinco de Mayo celebration. The event is free and takes place under the dome in front of the Plaza Hotel & Casino starting tonight at 7pm. The outdoor party includes a DJ spinning radio hits as well as latin music as well as a huge pinata with authentic food being served including the always popular street tacos. Entertainment at the event also  includes a Mariaci band as well as Folklorico dancers and the always popular Lucha Libre Wrestling pictured below. All night long there will be drink specials available on Margaritas, Micheladas, Modelo beer and shots of Patron Tequila.

Sting Residency Coming

Caesars Palace Entrance

A new min residency has been announced and this one doesn’t even start this year its Sting at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace with shows to begin in May of next year. Sting has been quiet for a few years but he has a huge fan base with his work with Police and then years of solo work so it is a good choice for the Colosseum and i wouldn’t be surprised if his mini residency is expanded maybe in to a full residency. Tickets go on sale April 29th with five dates in May next year the 22nd, 23rd, 27th ad 29th and 30th then three dates in June and then seven in August and ending for now on September 2nd of 2020. The show is being called “My Songs with the cheapest tickets starting at $59 with the usual taxes and fees.

 

NoMad Pool Opens Today

Park MGM Las Vegas

poolToday is the opening of the NoMad pool which is located on the third floor of the new Park MGM with the Pool Restaurant serving a special all day brunch based on items at the NoMad restaurant downstairs. Apart from another new option for a resort on the Strip with a pool starting this Friday April 12th you also have a new day club option with this one called Jemaa which is the name of the main market square in Marrakech, Morocco which is a creative name for a day club. For the debut of Jemaa their will be three different Dj’s hosting for each of the first three days and good news for locals you can get in before noon for free with showing a Nevada ID.

Tip: If you are staying at the property and you like to take an afternoon nap like i do yes i’m old, then ask for a room away from the pool as live Dj’s and people partying doesn’t make for a restful nap.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” At Planet Hollywood

Planet Hollywood

Starting Monday Las Vegas native Jimmy Kimmel is bringing his ABC late night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for five nights of shows at Planet Hollywood. The shows should have many Las Vegas celebrities and is being taped at the Zappo’s Theater with Monday’s show starting at 4:30 pm with a live audience for a later broadcast.  The taping time of Tuesdays show is the same as Mondays at 4:30 pm with the shows April 3rd through 5th taking place at 3:30 pm. If you are interesting in attending the tickets are free but most likely they are gone, even in a space as big as the Zappos Theater but if you are not able to attend at least you can check out the shows on television.