February 2018

 It’s difficult to find a better place to be, then Las Vegas in February.  The weather is gorgeous.  There are tons of things to do--The Super Bowl, Valentine's Day, Chinese New Year, and MAGIC; just to name a few.  February is the shortest month of the year, but it’s packed full. February is a busy time for conventions, and is always the start of new things as the city looks ahead to the summer. A new fire magic show is opening at the Paris this month, Inferno.  And Vegas veterans, Clint Holms and Earl Turner are combining their talents for a new show at the Westgate.

 February 4 - Super Bowl LII will be held at U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Vikings, in Minneapolis, MN.  The Patriots are favored by 4.5.  Make your reservations to be in your favorite Las Vegas Sports Book for the time of your life. You'll never experience the excitement of a Super Bowl like being in Vegas (unless you can afford the tickets to be at the game). The average cost of a 30-second ad for the Super Bowl has crept up to $5 million this year, from an estimated $4.8 million last year. The commercials are a lot of people’s favorite part of the game.

Some of the interesting days that occur in February are:  The 2nd is National Groundhog Day.  February 4 is National Thank a Mailman Day. February 5 is National Shower with a Friend Day. The 7th is National Periodic Table Day.  The 8th is National Kite Flying Day.  The 11th is National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk day.  February 17 is National Random Acts of Kindness Day.  Also February is An Affair to Remember Month, and the 3rd Week of the month is International Flirting Week.

Chinese New Year 2018 begins on February 16, 2018. In 2018, the 12 Chinese zodiac signs must show tolerance and empathy towards the people they meet to preserve their karmic balance, especially if they wish to avoid unnecessary conflicts.  Indeed, Chinese Zodiac 2018 energies are dominated by the Earth element in its Yang form. It's an eventful year, marked by security concerns and the rise of social conservative movements within society.  According to KarmaWeather's 2018 Chinese horoscope, many voices around the world rise to highlight the importance of the universal values of dialogue and solidarity, which are characteristic values of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Dog. Selfishness, greed and ignorance being a major source of inequalities on Earth, only a social and cultural impulse, at the individual and collective level, can give a new hope to the millions of people in the world who are still suffering from neglect, indifference and the rejection from their community.  According to the Chinese horoscope 2018, the Year of the Earth Dog 2018 is a good time for lifestyle changes (time to quit smoking or change residence) and for the start of new business ventures.

Every February and August, the retail industry convenes in Las Vegas for the United States’ most comprehensive fashion marketplace - MAGIC. Here you will find the latest in apparel, footwear, accessories, and manufacturing. From the height of advanced contemporary luxury brands, to the latest trends in fast fashion, MAGIC fuels the business of fashion.  MAGIC is in town the 12th – 14th to introduce the spring fashions. MAGIC is one of the biggest conventions of the year with nearly 100k attendees...but in addition to this convention; there are also a couple of hundred other conventions that hit the city this month. 

Valentine’s Day!  February 14th falls on a Wednesday this year.  Not the best day of the week to come to Vegas for a wedding.  Look for a lighter than usual schedule for the chapels on that day. Normally, Las Vegas hosts nearly 10,000 weddings per month, and on Valentine’s day, they should do about 7,000…which is a sharp drop from times when the 14th lands on a weekend.

Celebrated entertainers Clint Holmes and Earl Turner are taking the stage together to celebrate the ‘soundtrack’ of our lives in SOUNDTRACK: Your Songs. Our Stories. The Show. The latest collaboration between these two Las Vegas legends will debut inside the famed Westgate International Theater at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Wednesday, February 14. The Show combines the talents of two of Las Vegas’ most beloved and highly-regarded entertainers, Clint Holmes and Earl Turner. Based on the music of our lives, past and present, Earl and Clint will combine their unique energy, voices, humor, and life experiences to bring new life to the music that makes up the soundtracks of our lives.

Bruno Mars is the stage name of Peter Gene Hernandez he is an American singer, song writer, record producer & choreographer. He is a Grammy-winning Singer known for great hits such as "Just the Way Your Are" & "Nothing On You" among many others. Bruno Mars has had huge success in his career so far selling over 170 million singles worldwide and over 26 million albums worldwide.  Don't miss this highly anticipated non-stop action music show in Vegas at the Park Theater. Expect Bruno at his cheekiest best, ready to throw some funky shapes and keep you dancing all night long!  February 14th to 19th.

Celebrated disco, R&B, soul and funk entertainers from the 1970s and 1980s, including  GQ, Zapp, Tierra, Force MD's, Atlantic Starr, The Delfonics, The Deele, Heatwave, The Chi-Lites, and The Floaters, will perform their best-loved hits at the 105.7 Old School Love Affair Concert at the  Orleans Arena on Saturday, Feb. 10.

Relationships are a laughing matter all year long and Valentine’s Day 2018 will be no exception. Defending the Caveman, shown at the D Las Vegas, is the longest running one-man show in Broadway history. It is a comedic exploration through the differences between men and women whose roots can be traced back to pre-historic days.  For the second year in a row, Defending the Caveman offers a special Valentine’s Day price of $69.69 for two VIP tickets, called the Fork-And-Spoon special. Each ticket comes with a champagne toast, a box of chocolates and a rose for the ladies. The special holiday pricing will be available from Friday, February 9 to Friday, February 16.  New this year, Defending the Caveman will partner with Adam & Eve Adult Store for the Valentine’s Day promotion. Adam & Eve will provide a gift bag with each purchase of the Fork-And-Spoon Special, while supplies last. The goodie bags will contain adult toys, perfect for couples and single alike, and a coupon for 25 percent off a purchase at Adam & Eve’s retail location, 3231 N Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89130.

 

Head to Pahrump all month-long for events filled with family fun and educational flair. Whether you’re laughing contagiously with your friends at a comedy show, watching hot air balloons fill the sky, or sharpening your skill set, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Stay up to date with everything happening in Pahrump by visiting, www.visitpahrump.com.

Bonkerz Comedy Club: Held inside the Pahrump Nugget Event Center, Bonkerz Comedy Club presents a one-night special event with comedian Grandma Lee. Lee is nationally known for her appearances on Season 4 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent and Last Comic Standing. No stranger to the Las Vegas stage, Lee has performed and competed at various casinos and resorts, and has gained popularity for her uncensored stand-up routine. Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

Pahrump Balloon Festival: This year’s Pahrump Balloon Festival is heading to Petrack Park and it’s filled with a ton of photo-ops and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Kicking off at 6 a.m., spectators will be in awe watching balloons illuminate the area from the Balloon Lift-Off in the morning to the Balloon Glow at night. This 3-day event is packed with music, entertainment, and more, guaranteeing a full day of fun for all. Friday, Feb. 23 – Sunday, Feb. 25.

Named “Las Vegas Headliner of the Year” three times, South Point Showroom welcomes Frankie Moreno to the stage. At just the age of 10 years old, Moreno made his debut on CBS “Star Search.” Singer, showman, songwriter and musician, Moreno will entertain the audience with his highly contagious music and playful stage antics. Thursday, Feb. 1, 8 and 15.

The South Point Showroom welcomes Bobby Slayton, known as the ‘Pitbull of Comedy’ for his brash and intense performances that will have guests laughing throughout the entire performance. After performing stand up for the last 30 years, Slayton’ roles in films such as “Dream Girls,” “Wayne’s World 2,” and Woody Allen’s “Wonder Wheel” have elevated him as one of the most respected standup comics in the business. Friday, Feb. 2 – Saturday, Feb. 3

The Atlantic City Boys will take over the South Point Showroom with their old school sounds that are sure to have guests dancing and singing along all night. A night with this four-person band combines both Broadway and classic hits with songs by the Four Seasons, Bee Gees, Classic 60’s Rock ‘n’ Roll, the Rat Pack, the Beach Boys, the Beatles and more. Friday, Feb. 9 – Sunday, Feb. 11

Hailing from the United Kingdom, the South Point Showroom welcomes back famed British pop group, Herman’s Hermits, starring Peter Noone. Guests will be transported to the time of classic rock and pop sounds as they enjoy a night filled with the band's classic hits, including “I’m Into Something Good,” “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter,” “Can You Hear My Heartbeat” and “Just A Little Bit Better.” Friday, Feb. 16 – Sunday, Feb. 18

As the founding member of the rock group Styx, Dennis DeYoung has entertained fans for over five decades and will bring the band’s celebrated music to life to the South Point Showroom. Now touring with a new rock band dedicated to the legacy of Styx, DeYoung will perform hits such as “Lady,” “Come Sail Away,” “Best of Times,” “Mr. Roboto,” “Show Me The Way,” “Babe” and more. Friday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, Feb. 24

World-class magician and illusionist Rick Thomas will dazzle guests at the South Point Showroom. For the past 15 years, Thomas has performed 600 shows a year and has hosted world tours that span five continents. Guests can expect a performance that blends innovative illusions, magic, music and dance for an evening that will leave guests in awe at the end of the show. Friday, March 2 – Sunday, March 4

Love is in the air and Hard Rock Live at Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas Strip is celebrating with the Laugh and Love Comedy Show and Dinner on Fri., Feb. 9 and Wed., Feb. 14. The venue also offers a variety of events with daily Happy Hour drink specials. Guests 21+ can enjoy the special Happy Hour menu everyday between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. which features $4 draft beer, $5 house wine and $6 call drinks. Hard Rock Live is located inside Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip, 3771 Las Vegas Blvd. South, on the 3rd Floor. Patio seating is also available on the 2nd floor. Date: Fri., Feb. 9 - Laugh and Love Comedy Show and Dinner with James “Bigfoot” Scott

Wed., Feb. 14 - Laugh and Love Comedy Show and Dinner with Steve McInelly

Legends in Concert kicks off its record-breaking 35th season with an incomparable cast of music legends.  The longest-running show in Las Vegas will bring audiences to their feet with performances paying tribute to Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Sting and Michael Jackson at Flamingo Las Vegas February 3 through May 17.  Legends will show “Respect” to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, portrayed by Cynthia Minx, and get in the 80s spirit with Andy’s K’s tribute to the music catalog of Sting & The Police. Experience for the first time in Legends’ history the young Michael Jackson.  The era of music that is comprised of Jackson Five hits like “ABC” and “I’ll Be There,” as well as “Dancing Machine” will be brought to the stage by Nathanial Cullors.  At only sixteen years of age, Nathanial is a Broadway veteran and has performed recently on “Steve Harvey’s Little Big Shots” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Finally, witness the return of the King, Elvis Presley, portrayed by the “Hunk of Burning Love” Matt Lewis. Back by popular demand, Mr. Lewis returns to the Legends stage after a five year hiatus to celebrate the historic 35 year anniversary of the legendary production. Legends in Concert continues to celebrate the world’s most famous and influential icons, many gone too soon, giving audiences an extraordinary chance to experience live the most captivating music, fashion and memories of these true legends.

One of the most successful and critically acclaimed rock bands of all time - Chicago - will perform a limited-engagement residency at The Venetian Las Vegas. One dollar from each ticket sold will benefit the Las Vegas Victims Fund.  February 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 21, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m.

Earth, Wind & Fire, one of the world's top-selling groups, will bring their signature groove to The Venetian Las Vegas for a special six-show limited engagement.  May 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, and 12 at 8 p.m.

Beer Yoga continues at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas on Sunday, Feb. 11 and Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m. Enjoy a fun afternoon with friends and a cold one while taking part in an hour-long yoga class taught by certified yoga instructor, Kelsey Clark. Classes are $20 each and come with one bottle of your choice of Hofbräu beer. Those who sign up in advance online are guaranteed a spot in the class. Guests may also purchase the class in person at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas. Guests of all fitness levels are encouraged to attend. It is recommended that you bring your own yoga mat. 

Brandon Boyd, an accomplished visual artist and lead singer of the platinum-selling rock band, Incubus, will present a large-scale display of fine art prints at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Friday, Feb. 2 at 4:30 p.m. The display is located in front of The Joint entrance and will remain there through 2018. Boyd’s art display coincides with Incubus’ limited engagement at The Joint on Friday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, Feb. 3 and returning on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31. Brandon Boyd’s work as a singer, songwriter, both as a solo artist and with his platinum-selling rock band, is well documented and universally acclaimed. But now his other life’s work -- that of a painter -- has been garnering increasing attention and devoted audiences of its own.

Las Vegas’ third annual WORCS Racing event will bring some of the nation’s fastest off-road racers to Orleans Arena on Feb. 2-4.  Known as one of the biggest off-road ATV, SxS and Motorcycle racing series in the United States, WORCS Racing brings top professional and amateur riders to compete for the title as one of the fastest racers in the country. Racers have backgrounds in Enduro, Hare and Hound, Hare Scramble, GNCC, Best in the Desert and Motocross.  WORCS Racing’s challenging race courses will test the abilities of each rider as they take on open deserts and outdoor-style motocross tracks at an incredibly fast pace. The event will also feature various Motorsport vendors with exhibits located outside of Orleans Arena.

Las Vegans that can’t make it to PyeongChang for this year’s Winter Olympics can show support for Team USA by catching all the action at PKWY Tavern (PKWY), while enjoying rewards and discounts for every gold medal earned. Throughout the duration of the Winter Games, Feb. 9 – 25, all three PKWY Tavern locations (Marks, Rampart and Flamingo) will offer TEAM App loyalty members a free domestic beer every time the U.S. wins a gold medal via a push notification offer on the app (valid through end of day received). In addition, those that dine in at PKWY during the Olympics will receive a discount on their total bill based on the U.S. gold medal count at that time. As a premier sports destination, PKWY offers guests prime Olympics viewing on one of 80 high-definition TV’s and a vast selection of domestic and craft beer, with the chance to earn rewards for every purchase through the innovative TEAM App. Those interested in enrolling in PKWY’s rewards program can download the TEAM app for both Apple and Android devices at the App and Google Play stores, respectively.

In honor of the Lunar New Year, Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts will celebrate the Year of the Dog with festive programming, special dining offers and traditional lion dances across the city, beginning Friday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony at The LINQ Promenade. Additionally, each of the nine Las Vegas resorts will welcome guests with elaborate decorations on the casino floor including hanging lanterns, banners, firecrackers and floral arrangements.

The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace will welcome visitors during the celebratory season with dazzling décor, a festive parade, retail special offerings and more. The premier luxury retail destination has once again welcomed a 22-ft. long, 6-ft. wide and 12-ft. high illuminated dragon display, providing a stunning photography opportunity for visitors. A legendary creature in Chinese mythology and folklore, the dragon is a traditional symbol of power, strength, and good luck. The massive 950-lb steel-framed dragon is covered in 30,000 red and amber LED lights, many of which flicker, giving the mythical beast a vibrant look and dynamic feel. The impressive display was custom created exclusively for The Forum Shops and is on display now and throughout the Chinese New Year season.

A weekend full of insanity is in store in Downtown Las Vegas as the hardcore hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse host their Juggalo Day Weekend at Fremont Country Club on Feb. 16 and 17. This weekend event brings The Heckles & Macabre Show, two nights full of laughs and thrills, but also wickedness and horror. Other special guests who will be performing during Juggalo Day Weekend include Lyte, Big HooDoo, and Ouija. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the show beginning at 7 p.m. Two-day admission tickets are $60, plus applicable taxes and fees and single day admission is $35. Insane Clown Posse are a cartoonish metal/rap band with a vaunted live show that features open fires, chainsaws, liters of soda dousing the audience, and more emphasis on performance art than music.

NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on Classical 89.7 KCNV, will record a radio broadcast at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2 p.m. The popular NPR radio program features the amazing performances and captivating personal stories of extraordinary young classical musicians from across the country.   Hosted by Christopher O’Riley, the recording event will include an entertaining mix of interviews, personal stories, and performances showcasing inspiring young musicians from Las Vegas and across the United States.

The Rolling Stones’ first ever major exhibition, Exhibitionism, delivered by DHL, has extended its limited exclusive U.S. West Coast engagement at The Palazzo® Las Vegas through February 25, 2018. Originally scheduled to be in Las Vegas through January 31, 2018, the exhibition has quickly become a popular attraction for both visitors and locals alike since it opened on September 23, 2017.

The world’s largest free-standing outdoor sign has received a major digital upgrade! In partnership with New Tradition, Westgate Resorts has announced the completion of the digital upgrade for its iconic Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino sign, standing 28-stories tall near the corner of Paradise Rd. and Elvis Presley Blvd. The updated sign’s state-of-the-art LED video displays cover a combined 15,000 square feet, with 16mm LED display areas of nearly 5,600,000 pixels that is larger than the Dallas Cowboys’ famous stadium video displays.

The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas will celebrate Chinese New Year with extravagant décor, entertainment, retail, and food and beverage offerings with special festivities scheduled for Feb. 16. To commemorate the Year of the Dog, the eleventh position in the Chinese zodiac, The Venetian and The Palazzo's floral and horticulture team worked with a team of artisans and consulted a feng shui master to create an installation that features a Chinese Shar-Pei, named Vincenzo Li that sits 16 feet tall.  The Shar-Pei existed in China since ancient times and was chosen as the featured canine for the display because it symbolizes good fortune and protection. The feature Shar-Pei was hand-sculpted and covered in artificial fur to achieve his robust appearance. There are nine additional Shar-Peis positioned throughout the resort, as well as a three-foot hare, the secret friend of the dog.

How I Became a Pirate - Reynolds Hall, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018.  AARRRGH! Sail off on a 60-minute swashbuckling musical excursion as young Jeremy Jacobs joins Captain Braid Beard’s band of comical pirates to search for the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Based on the popular book by Melinda Long, this production reminds that home and family are treasures you can't find on any map! Kids are sure to enjoy this high-spirited show featuring hummable tunes with vivid set pieces and costuming. Best suited for ages 5 and older.

Las Vegas Philharmonic – Sound from Twilight (Torke, Schumann & Beethoven) - Reynolds Hall, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018.  TWILIGHT’S MAGICAL PROPERTIES and bittersweet marking of time resonate in this musical feast.  Las Vegas resident and renowned composer Michael Torke’s work returns this season with Sylvan. The piece, inspired by his summers spent in the Adirondacks harkens to the sites, smells and sounds forever imprinted on his memory. His contemporaries considered it one of his more inspirational symphonies and Beethoven agreed, stating it was one of his greatest works.

Nevada Ballet Theatre – Beauty and the Beast - Reynolds Hall, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 and Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Venture into a colorful world of magic and enchantment with the time-honored tale of Beauty and the Beast. Set to a lyrical score by Tchaikovsky, this NBT Company Premiere is a visually spectacular production celebrating the transformative power of love. From the mysterious forest filled with leaping stags and lively nymphs, to the beastly, imposing castle and its cursed occupants, this ballet is a feast for the senses. First created for San Francisco Ballet by the legendary Lew Christensen, the performance proved so popular it was revived each year for a decade. A generation later, it remains one of the best loved stories of all time and a heartwarming fairy tale perfect for the entire family.

ABBA Mania - Reynolds Hall, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.  Relive the uplifting, dance-inducing and heart-melting songs of music phenomenon ABBA — live, as they were meant to be experienced! Hailed as the world’s No. 1 touring ABBA tribute concert, ABBA MANIA has toured the globe to bring the countless hits of this Swedish supergroup to its millions of fans. Featuring ABBA’s beloved melodies like “Dancing Queen,” “Mammia Mia,” “Super Trouper” and more, this interactive show promises a high-energy thrill for both longtime fans and those discovering ABBA for the first time. This show arrives at The Smith Center at a very exciting time for all things ABBA, with talk of an ABBA reunion concert in 2018 and a sequel to the hit movie “Mamma Mia.”

The Chieftains - Reynolds Hall, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. Six-time GRAMMY® winner The Chieftains is globally renowned for reinventing traditional Irish music on an international scale. Celebrating its 55th anniversary, the group’s captivating blend of folk and contemporary music continues to capture a broad audience spanning all ages. Performing at the world’s top venues such as Carnegie Hall, this beloved band pushes genre boundaries with acclaimed artists on vocals, guitar, flute, fiddle, bodhrán, tin whistle and uilleann pipes. Recognized as a cultural ambassador, The Chieftains’ performances have been linked with seminal historic events, such as being the first Western musicians to perform on the Great Wall of China, participating in Roger Water’s “The Wall” performance in Berlin in 1990, and being the first ensemble to perform a concert in the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. In 2010, the group’s experimental collaborations extended out of this world, when band member Paddy Moloney’s whistle and Matt Molloy’s flute travelled with NASA astronaut, Cady Coleman, to the International Space Station.  After 55 years of making some of the most beautiful music in the world, The Chieftains' music remains as fresh and relevant as when the group first began.

Johnny Mathis – The Voice of Romance Tour - Reynolds Hall, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Celebrating his 62nd year in the music industry, legendary singer Johnny Mathis is Columbia Records longest-signed artist. A sublime vocalist whose approach to pop music eclipses passing fads and trends, Mathis has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories -- from music composed for stage and film to golden era jazz standards, contemporary pop hits, and holiday music, all of which has assured his reputation as one of the most enduring vocalists in music history. Best-known for his supremely popular hits like “Chances Are," "It's Not For Me To Say," and "Misty”, Mathis has recorded more than 80 albums, six Christmas albums, and has sold millions of records worldwide. During his extensive career he has had 3 songs inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame, achieved 50 Hits on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart, and ranks as the all-time #6 album artist in the history of Billboard’s pop album charts.  He has received 5 GRAMMY®  Nominations, and in 2003 he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Come hear why Johnny will always be the Voice of Romance!

One Night of Queen Performed by Gary Mullen & The Works - Reynolds Hall, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.  Experience once more the sensational look, sound, pomp and showmanship of the greatest rock band of all time. One Night of Queen delivers electrifying renditions of Queen staples like “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You” and “Fat Bottomed Girls” with such endless energy and artistry you will think you’re watching the original band. Led by internationally acclaimed vocalist Gary Mullen, this phenomenal group sell outs concerts worldwide and is now on its 11th consecutive U.S. tour.

From the Top - Reynolds Hall, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018.  As heard weekly on Classical 89.7 KCNV. Recording live in Las Vegas for the first time ever, NPR’s From the Top features five segments showcasing Las Vegas teen performers alongside some of America’s best young musicians from across the nation. NPR’s most popular music program, now in its 18th season, From the Top is America’s largest national platform celebrating the stories and performances of extraordinarily talented, classically trained young musicians.

Just three days away from its release, multi-platinum rapper/producer G-Eazy has announced The Beautiful & Damned Tour, in support of his highly anticipated upcoming studio album. The tour will come to Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018.  Special guests include buzzy new comer Trippie Redd, Phora, and Anthony Russo. Throughout the years, G has been known for putting something of the brightest up and coming talent on their first tours like Kehlani, Carnage, KYLE, Tory Lanez and Bay Areas own Nef Tha Pharaoh.

Canadian rock group Theory of a Deadman exhibits the dynamic sound of their newest album Wake Up Call at House of Blues Las Vegas on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.  Since their debut in 2001, Theory of a Deadman has made a name for itself in the alternative rock genre with their hits “Bad Girlfriend”, “So Happy” and “Lowlife.” Having toured with mega rock star groups like Mötley Crüe, Shinedown and Black Stone Cherry, Theory cultivated an edgy, post grunge sound on top of blues and alternative rock foundations. However on their newest album Wake Up Call, Theory collaborates with producer, Martin Terefe as they attempt to expand their range from the traditional alt rock sound into a more mature and melodic style. By incorporating the piano in atmospheric songs with deeper resonating lyrics, and even a few surprising covers, Wake Up Call is a display of Theory’s growth, stylistic diversity and maturity as a group and as individuals in the rock community.     

Liberal political podcast, Pod Save America, co-hosted by Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor, Jon Lovett, Daniel Pfeiffer and special guests is hitting the road and making a stop at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. Pod Tours America is a live, no-nonsense conversation about politics, the press and the challenges posed by the Trump presidency. Tickets go on sale Monday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m.  Jon Favreau served as Barack Obama’s head speechwriter from 2005 to 2013, a role that was far more senior and influential than Jon Lovett’s. Since leaving the White House, Favreau has spoken about politics and speechwriting to audiences throughout the world, written for publications like The Daily Beast and The Ringer, and started a political podcast with three of his Obama friends in the ideologically diverse bellwether of Los Angeles. Jon grew up outside of Boston and graduated from the College of the Holy Cross.  Jon Lovett is a straight shooter widely respected on all sides. He earned his reputation as a speechwriter for Hillary Clinton and as a presidential speechwriter in the Obama White House. Lovett has written truly excellent speeches on a range of policy issues including the President's annual remarks to the White House Correspondents Dinner. Many people say Lovett is one of the funniest guys to do this. In the years since, he’s become a big-league writer in Hollywood. Lovett also had a hit sitcom on NBC titled “1600 Penn” but it was cancelled in 2013.

Country music hit-maker Josh Turner brings his tour to the intimate House of Blues Las Vegas on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. Multi-platinum MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner, is one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers. With a rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Turner has sold more than 8 million units, is a disciple of traditional country music, and one of the youngest members of the esteemed Grand Ole Opry.  From his 2003 platinum-selling debut Long Black Train to his most recent 2017 Billboard No. 1 release, Deep South, Turner has garnered multiple GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM nominations. Turner’s hits include “Your Man,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Firecracker,” “Would You Go with Me,” “All Over Me,” and “Time Is Love,” the most played country song of 2012.

A Day To Remember have announced plans for a US tour commemorating their 15 years of being a band, since their 2003 inception in Ocala, FL. The band will be joined by special guests Papa Roach, Falling In Reverse and The Devil Wears Prada. A Day To Remember’s latest album Bad Vibrations debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Current Album charts and #2 on the Top 200 charts. The “15 Years In The Making Tour” will make a stop at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Wednesday, February 28. The band is offering a special “commemorative pit pass,” which includes a guaranteed pit ticket, early entry and commemorative merch items.

After a nearly seven-year absence from Las Vegas, multi-platinum, chart-topping rock band, Nickelback, is returning to Sin City for an impressive five-night run at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Monster Truck will open all five shows.  The limited run is made even more special with the announcement that these shows will be the only North American dates scheduled in 2018. Nickelback released their highly anticipated ninth studio album Feed The Machine, which debuted in the Top 5 on the Billboard charts and recently completed a packed 45-city tour this past summer. Following their Vegas run, Nickelback will embark on the International leg of the Feed The Machine Tour throughout the remainder of 2018 (dates to be announced soon). The Las Vegas shows are scheduled for February 23, 24, 27 and March 2 and 3, 2018.  

Heavy metal takes over Vegas as Black Label Society gets ready to rock House of Blues Las Vegas on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.  Just a kid from New Jersey, Zakk Wylde picked up his passion for guitar before high school and was only a teenager when he got his demo tape into Ozzy Osbourne’s hands. Now, heavy metal icons Wylde, John DeServio, Dario Lorino and Jeff Fab make up Black Label Society, a band representing a symbol of strength, honor, commitment and diehard “society.” Whether wielding their guitar like a Viking weapon or bashing out expressive squeals, Black Label Society never fails to leave their hearts on the stage and fans screaming for more.

Lana Del Rey announces that she’ll be taking her new album, Lust For Life, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, on the road for a highly-anticipated 24 date tour. Produced by Live Nation, LA TO THE MOON will come to Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, Feb. 16. She will be accompanied by very special guest Kali Uchis.   Lust For Life showcases singles such as Love, Lust For Life, Coachella – Woodstock On My Mind, Summer Bummer, and Groupie Love and features collaborations with The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Playboi Carti, Stevie Nicks, and Sean Lennon. Lust for Life is available to purchase and stream now on all partners globally.

Judah & the Lion, the chart-climbing, genre-blending band from Nashville, brings their Going to Mars Tour to the House of Blues Las Vegas on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. Years before forming one of Nashville’s most genre-blending bands, the members of Judah & the Lion grew up in separate corners of the U.S., listening to every type of music that came their way. They loved it all: the twang of folk, the beat of hip-hop, the drive of rock ‘n’ roll, the punch of pop. Later, after college brought all four musicians to Tennessee, it only made sense to combine those different backgrounds — and different sounds — together.

Beth Hart, the GRAMMY-nominated singer and songwriter that Blues Magazine dubbed “the ultimate female rock star,” will support her latest studio album, Fire On The Floor with a performance at House of Blues Las Vegas on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Hart is currently riding a creative tidal wave, firing out acclaimed albums, hooking up with the biggest names in music, and rocking the house each night with that celebrated burnt-honey voice. She has recently packed ever-larger venues around the world including Nashville’s iconic Ryman Auditorium and London’s Royal Albert Hall– and received a nomination from the American Blues Foundation in the category of Contemporary Blues Female Artist.

The 1st Oscar ceremony was held on Thursday, May 16, 1929, at the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood to honor outstanding film achievements of 1927/28. It was hosted by actor Douglas Fairbanks. The 90th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will honor the best films of 2017 and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 4, 2018.

Here are the latest odds:

Best Picture

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” 7-5

“The Shape of Water” 7-2

“Lady Bird” 4-1

“The Post” 12-1

“Dunkirk” 14-1

“Get Out” 15-1

“Call Me by Your Name” 20-1

“Darkest Hour” 40-1

“Phantom Thread” 75-1

Directing

Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water” Even

Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk” 9-5

Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird” 5-1

Jordan Peele, “Get Out” 18-1

Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread” 20-1

Actor in a Leading Role

Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour” 1-4

Timothee Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name” 7-1

Daniel Day Lewis, “Phantom Thread” 10-1

Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” 20-1

Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out” 22-1

Actress in a Leading Role

Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” 2-5

Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird” 7-2

Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water” 6-1

Meryl Streep, “The Post” 25-1

Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya” 35-1

Actor in a Supporting Role

Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” 4-5

Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project” 2-1

Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water” 7-1

Christopher Plummer, “All the Money in the World” 20-1

Woody Harrelson, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” 25-1

Actress in a Supporting Role

Allison Janney, “I, Tonya” 6-5

Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird” 7-5

Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound” 7-1

Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water” 15-1

Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread” 18-1

 

And in honor of Valentine’s Day:

 

Girl: "I can't be your Valentine for medical reasons."

Boy: "Really?"

Girl: "Yeah, you make me sick!"

 

What did the Valentine’s day card say to the stamp? Stick with me and you'll go places

What do farmers give their wives on Valentine's Day? Hogs and kisses!

 

What do single people call Valentine's Day? Happy Independence Day!

 

What is the difference between a calendar and you? A calendar has a date on Valentine's Day.

 

What's the best part about Valentine’s Day? The day after, when all the chocolate goes on sale.

 

What did the French chef give his wife for Valentine's Day? A hug and a quiche!

Every week is a big week in February. As you scroll through the special offerings, events, and headliners for the month, you'll be amazed by all of the top-notch talent.

For dates and times, be sure to log onto the Las Vegas Online Entertainment Guide @ lvol.com.

Igoshows.com is, of course, the place to read the reviews of all of the shows that are in town so that you can be better informed as to what you should expect from a certain production. The reviews are updated as needed to give you the knowledge you need to spend your entertainment dollars better.

 

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