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October Must-Do Events In Las Vegas

Last updated: September 27, 2018 at 2:29 pm. Posted by in Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood Resort, Things to Do in Las Vegas. No Comments on October Must-Do Events In Las Vegas.

The weather is finally cooling down. Our focus is now on the holidays. What are you wearing for Halloween? More importantly, what are your friends going as for Halloween? You have to have the best costume, right?

Besides your focus on winning costume contests, there are plenty of other options for fun and excitement in Las Vegas in October. There’s Hoptoberfest – a month-long celebration of beer, exciting entertainment from Reba, Brooks & Dunn and Backstreet Boys and the last days of pool season. Check out our must-dos for this October.

Oct 1 – 7

 

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On October 2, punk rock fans will get schooled in the history of their favorite musical genre as MC50 Presents Kick Out the Jams – The 50th Anniversary Tour. Brother Wayne Kramer brings songs from his essential punk band MC5 and their 1969 album “Kick Out the Jams” to Brooklyn Bowl at The LINQ Promenade in a celebration of the longevity of this fast and hard form of rock. Long live punk! Doors open at 7 p.m.

Sebastian Maniscalco brings the laughs Oct. 6 – 7 at 8 p.m. at The Colosseum

You really SHOULD do that… if that is going to see Sebastian Maniscalco. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Sebastian Maniscalco

At The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, funnyman Sebastian Maniscalco brings the laughs Oct. 6 – 7 at 8 p.m. His macho Italian observations on the good old days and how complicated life is now have audiences throughout the world rolling in the aisles.

Lionel Richie residency performing at 8 p.m. in the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Oct. 3 – 20

Lionel Richie playing one of “All The Hits.” Photo by Denise Truscello.

Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie continues his successful residency performing at 8 p.m. in the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Oct. 3 – 20.  “All The Hits.” “Dancing On The Ceiling,” “Brickhouse,” “Easy” – they’re all there.

ZEDD takes over OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace

ZEDD performs at OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace. Photo courtesy of OMNIA.

OMNIA nightclub

The first weekend in October is a big one for OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace. Steve Aoki, the electro house DJ and party king, takes over on Oct. 5. On Oct. 6, the night belongs to Zedd, the Russian born multi-talent who is a master DJ and musician also specializing in electro house.

 

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Over at Drai’s Nightclub at The Cromwell, party all night with mumble rap trio Migos, who hit the big time with the single “Versace.” And maybe, just maybe Offset will let you vibe on that “Ric Flair Drip.”

Hoptoberfest Beer Crawl Oct. 1 – 28. Sample some brews at BEER Park at Paris Las Vegas

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HOPTOberfest

Don’t forget the beer! Leave it to Las Vegas to take a holiday and make it bigger. Hoptoberfest is the ultimate bar crawl with 20 Vegas bars participating from Oct. 1 – 28. Drink your way through The Strip. Your parents will be proud.

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Oct 8 – 14

Reba, Brooks & Dunn from Oct. 10 - 20 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Reba, Brooks & Dunn

Country music takes over The Colosseum at Caesars Palace with foot-stompers all night long courtesy of Reba, Brooks & Dunn from Oct. 10 – 20. Reba has 42 number one country singles while Brooks & Dunn have 20 of their own. This is a powerhouse lineup. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

"I Love The '90s - The Vegas Show" premieres Oct. 12 - 27 at Paris Las Vegas

Salt-N-Pepa pushing it real good as they get ready for “I Love The ’90s.” Photo courtesy of The Publicity Lab.

I love the ’90s

The ’90s are back at Paris Las Vegas as “I Love The ’90s – The Vegas Show” premieres Oct. 12 – 27 with Salt-N-Pepa – who will push it real good, Rob Base – who came to get down, and All-4-One – who… swears.

The celebration of the last decade of the 20th century returns for dates in November and December with acts like En Vogue, Mark McGrath and Kid ‘n Play. It’ll be a house party at 9 p.m. nightly.

 

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Armin Van Buuren, the man who was ranked the No. 1 DJ in the world four times in a row by “DJ Mag,” brings his trance vibes to OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace on Oct. 12.

 

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The next night, Oct. 13. at Drai’s Nightclub, mixtape king Big Sean brings his signature sounds to the club. Expect all his hits including “Bounce Back” and “Blessings.”

 

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On Oct. 14, punk unit Alkaline Trio brings their two decades of experience to Brooklyn Bowl at The LINQ Promenade. Check out the song “Stupid Kid” to get a feel for them. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The October weather is perfect to sit outside and enjoy the patio views at Mon Ami Gabi

The patio at Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas. Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

patio dining

With the weather cooling off, now is a perfect time to dine al fresco. Enjoy the crisp air and delicious food as you dine outdoors. Check out these picturesque restaurants with patios for some great meals.

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Oct 15 – 22

 

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Things light up with British pop chanteuse Ellie Goulding in a night that will be filled with dancing at Brooklyn Bowl at The LINQ Promenade on Oct. 18. The stylish pop queen brings a glam element to her show. Doors at 7 p.m.

Pronto by Giada will serve refreshing frosé as part of its cocktail program.

Grab some brunch frosé at Pronto by Giada. Photo by Kristine McKenzie/Caesars Entertainment

brunch at pronto

Satisfy your mid-morning hunger pangs with the hot, new brunch at Pronto By Giada. There are multiple stations that diners can visit as often as they like at the fresh and quick outlet inside Caesars Palace. Enjoy unlimited orders from a live omelet station, endless trips to the self-service small bites, carving and dessert stations and bottomless tea, coffee, cappuccino, espresso and fresh-squeezed juices. Grab a mimosa and enjoy brunch.

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Oct 23 – 31

Happy Halloween. This whole week will be full of celebrations throughout the city.

LINQ Promenade Halloween trick or treating

Go trick or treating down The LINQ Promenade. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Halloween Week at The linq Promenade

Nobody does Halloween quite like The LINQ Promenade. On Oct. 27 – 28, the open air boulevard will host trick-or-treating for kids from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Adults can win big for playing dress-up as the official costume contest will be held Oct. 27. There will be about $15,000 worth of prizes so bring your best outfit!

Spooktacular entertainment will be held on the Fountain Stage Oct. 27 – 31.

Backstreet Boys Las Vegas Show Larger Than Life at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Oct. 24 – 31

Backstreet Boys Las Vegas show “Larger Than Life” returns for select dates in October. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

The Backstreet Boys

The Backstreet Boys’ successful residency continues at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Oct. 24 – 31. The band that felt “Larger Than Life” to you in your teenage years still has a major presence. The show starts at 9 p.m.

Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen bringing insight and mischief to Caesars Palace

Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen bring insight and mischief to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

AC2

The Colosseum at Caesars Palace has a bevy of unique shows including “AC2 – An Intimate Evening With Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen,” which will tackle both serious and ridiculous issues of the world today with the CNN and Bravo TV hosts. The show starts at 8 p.m. Oct. 26.

Christina Aguilera coming to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Oct 27

Christina Aguilera brings her stunning “Voice” to The Colosseum. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera takes the stage at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Oct 27 for what promises to be a spectacular performance. “Beautiful,” “Dirty,” “Genie In A Bottle,” the hit list is large with this one. Showtime is at 8 p.m.

The "queen" - Celine Dion announces final shows at The Colosseum for June 2019

The queen of The Colosseum, Celine Dion. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Celine

Celine Dion, who just announced the final date of her historic Las Vegas residency (June 8, 2019), packs them in on Oct. 30 – 31.  See the show that set the stage for all modern Vegas residencies and has been a monster hit since it debuted. Shows are nightly at 7:30 p.m.

 

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At Brooklyn Bowl at The LINQ Promenade on Oct. 27, Southern California rockers Social Distortion return to the Las Vegas market, a seeming second home for Mike Ness and company. “Ball and Chain” and “Story of My Life” are just two of the great stories they tell with hard rock. Doors open at 7 p.m.

 

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Things get a little more chill on Oct. 30 as So Cal folk rock act Dawes takes over the night. Their biggest hits include “When the Tequila Runs Out” and “Things Happen” and if you put those two titles together, you’d have another pretty interesting song. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Bowl at The LINQ Promenade.

 

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OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace features special DJs just about every night from Oct. 26 – 31. Progressive house wonder kid Martin Garrix runs the room on Oct. 26. Zedd returns Oct. 27 and 30. And Halloween belongs to Steve Aoki.

New Las Vegas bar at the Flamingo Las Vegas - Bird Bar offers daily and reverse happy hour specials

Bird Bar. Swing from the cages. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

bird bar

See if you “feather up” to the other birds at the newest Flamingo Las Vegas venue, Bird Bar. Each cocktail is named after a bird and the happy hour from 5 – 6 p.m. features 50 cent beers. Now that’s something to chirp about.

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Jason is originally from the great state of New Jersey. That’s right – great! He’s lived in Las Vegas on and off for the past 20 years, which he also rates as top notch. As a pop culture fanatic, he loves concerts, great food, offbeat adventures and movies. He has written for too many publications to mention, has sold a few screenplays and is immersed in the creative world.

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