Las Vegas Tips: What’s Happening Now (New Year’s Eve And More!)
Ne-Yo is ringing in 2014 at Pure this New Year’s Eve
Smooth crooner and R&B megastar brings his “Sexy Love” to town when he hosts New Year’s Eve at Pure Nightclub inside Caesars Palace. The party will be especially celebratory for him, and not just because of his smash hits this year such as “Let’s Go” with Calvin Harris: Las Vegas is Ne-Yo’s hometown. Fun fact: A young Ne-Yo attended school at Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts.
The “Britney: Piece of Me” countdown is on
After her flashy welcome ceremony at Planet Hollywood, Spears was interviewed by E! News and discussed the next step for “Britney: Piece of Me” rehearsals. And attention gossip hounds: rumor has it Spears’ fellow pop sorority sisters Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus will be front row for her Dec. 27 debut.
Bally’s is about to get bazaar
The massive open walkway and façade in front of Bally’s Las Vegas hotel is about to get a swanky makeover. Located on the hugely trafficked intersection of Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Boulevard, it’s soon to be built out into an immersive outdoor shopping and dining destination named Grand Bazaar Shops, set to open next fall. Billed as a “21st Century Bazaar” it features more than 150 retailers, with design inspired by open-air markets around the world, plus several dining and bar hot spots. Swarovski, Swatch, Havaianas and Superdry have already signed on.
Fizz has uncorked at Caesars Palace
With its gilded walls, über-glam décor, chandeliers and all-around fabulousness, the newest watering hole at the grand Caesars Palace has struck gold. Fizz, a champagne bar in partnership with Colosseum God Elton John, his husband David Furnish and local Marvel Management and Marketing, has soft opened right next door to The Colosseum, making it an ideal spot for a pre- or post-show glass of bubbly. In additional to champagne cocktails, check out its menu of light bites and take in the scenery: all of the art featured is from John’s personal collection.
Ketchup is now dispensing at Miracle Mile Shops
Ketchup Premium Burger Bar has opened ahead of schedule at Miracle Mile Shops, Planet Hollywood’s retail Mecca. Expect an American grill food menu, with highlights including an inventive range of burger combinations, beer, salad, fries and spiked milkshakes.