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Five of the Hottest Things Happening in Vegas This Year

Is there any other place in the world where you can have as much quality fun as in Vegas? It’s hard to argue there is, which is why we’ve prepared the top 5 hottest things you will be able to do there this year. If, for whatever reason, you can’t make it to the Nevada desert, we’ve also suggested some equally amazing alternatives so you can enjoy the Vegas experience at home.

Listen to Lady Gaga’s Fountain Show


The world, and especially Vegas, can’t get enough of the Gaga. Last year the pop star debuted her Sin City residence, her song “Shallow” won an Oscar for Best Original Song, and now she’s become the latest addition to Bellagio’s fountain show. The Little Monsters can thus get their daily fix of “Bad Romance” at the five-minute choreographed water act.

Among the other celeb singers who are featured in Bellagio’s famed attraction are names like Celine Dione (“My Heart Will Go On“), Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars (”Uptown Funk“), and Cher (”Believe“) who was introduced to the program last January.

Alternatively, see a limited-time screening of A Star is Born.

You must hurry-up, though, since the special release only lasts a week. A Star is Born grossed $425 million at the box office worldwide and was well-received by the critics despite surprisingly only winning one of its eight Academy Award nominations.

Immerse Yourself in Asia


This year, Asian food aficionados will have yet another reason to salivate over Vegas. Jane’s Addiction frontman and Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrel is opening Kind Heaven—an Asian-themed entertainment center set to open at The LINQ in August.

For the project, Farrel has teamed up with film producer Cary Granat and award-winning special effects expert Ed Jones (Indiana JonesE. T.Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back) to create an experience that teleports visitors to Southeast Asia. There’ll be music, art, night clubs, and, of course, dozens of Asian street-food vendors.

Alternatively, have an Asian-themed evening…or a week…or a year in your own home.

If Asia can “fly” several thousand miles to America’s entertainment capital, it can travel a little more to wherever you are living. You can use the opportunity to mix-and-match Asian food according to your taste, “fusion” style.

Play Some Hands at the “New” Palms


In 2016, Palms Casino Resort got new owners, and they’ve been betting big on the place with a total make-over worth $690 mln.

The remodel will bring a buffet, a noodle house and a steakhouse to the premises. A rooftop bar, named APEX Social Club, will replace the Ghostbar, whilst a 29,000-square foot nightclub and 73,000-square-foot pool club will be opening this spring.

Of course, in true Vegas fashion, the hotel’s gaming floor will be expanded with 40 new tables, welcome news to those who visit the city for its top fame—playing cards.

Alternatively, Play Some Games on the Internet.

Vegas is undoubtedly still the hottest casino destination in the world. But the place isn’t accessible to everyone. On the upside, if you want to get the Vegas casino experience, you can do it even from home as live casino pages such as Betway allow you to play games with a real dealer wherever you are (provided it’s legal where you’re located).

Lounge Lisa Vanderpump-Style


Real Housewife Lisa Vanderpump is also bringing something new to Vegas this year—a cocktail garden and lounge at Caesars Palace.

The venue “will have an indoor patio welcoming guests upon arrival, transporting them to an al fresco-style garden with towering trees and romantic lighting” according to Caesars Palace.

It is expected that the Vanderpump Cocktail Garden will open on March 30, after which guests will be able to sip on Booze Hound, Giggy Tonic and Macha Macha Man among other craft cocktails.

Alternatively, you could welcome the summer early.

Fix yourself a delicious and Instagrammable tiki cocktail, put on some chill tunes and enjoy some peace and quiet. If you want to avoid alcohol altogether, you can always opt for a healthier, hangover-free option like infused water.

Watch Gwen Stefani and Robbie Williams Live


Lady Gaga won’t be the only international star rocking Vegas with live performances.

Gwen Stefani and Robbie Williams have both set up residence in the city. The American performer will be presenting her Just a Girl show at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater pretty much throughout the year.

Her first act will go live on March 1, while the last one will take place on November 2 with twenty-eight show dates announced so far. The Brit star, Robbie Williams, will entertain the Vegas crowd at Wynn’s Encore Theater fifteen times between March 6 and July 6.

Alternatively, you can watch some of their shows online.

It’s the internet after all—you can stream your favorite artists from a plethora of places, and with Dolby Atmos making its way to most streaming services, you can get a concert-hall experience at your place.

There’s always something exciting happening in Vegas. It’s a magnet for celebrities of all calibers and the city breathes entertainment. This year will be no exception with new acts and venues popping up soon. Of course, nothing says you can’t bring Vegas home.


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