January 2023


Come on…2023! Baby needs a new pair of shoes…


2022 seemed to be a year of rebuilding as we move away from a pandemic burdened world.  We declared that Covid was over…except for all of the people who continue to get sick.  We were beat up for two years, and we moved through 2022 like trauma victims.  It was a year where we were metaphorically looking over our collective shoulders.  For me, it was a year of reflections and lessons.  It was an introspective year, steeped in a search for inner peace.  It was a frustrating year because whenever I made progress, the goal post moved.  It was a year of moving forward, and yet feeling like I wasn’t moving at all.


We always want the New Year to be a fresh start…the beginning of some new adventure that will make us better people.  We look at ourselves and try to figure out what we should do (or not do) to make our lives better…which is usually fairly easy.  For the most part, we already know what our shortcomings are, and we know what we need to do to fix them, (i.e. weight and exercise,) and we use the New Year to recommit to those things.  I realized, however, that all resolutions are really about the same thing…working to be the best version of ourselves that we can be. Sadly, the average time before a resolution is broken…? Seventeen days.


I want this year to be about of quality rather than quantity.  I want to surround myself with fans, and in turn, become a fan of something or someone else.  I want to see my play produced.  I want to discover a new dream, a new inspiration.  I want to pick up and finish something that I had put aside.  The New Year is a new beginning, and it is a chance to look forward to the best of ourselves.


January is:

National Bath Safety Month, National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month, National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month, and National Soup Month

1 New Year's Day and National Hangover Day.

2 Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day

3 Festival of Sleep Day, Fruitcake Toss Day, and Humiliation Day

4 National Spaghetti Day and Trivia Day

5 National Bird Day

6 Bean Day and Cuddle Up Day

7 Old Rock Day

8 Bubble Bath Day and Male Watcher's Day

11 Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend's Day

12 Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day and National Pharmacist Day

14 Dress Up Your Pet Day

16 Appreciate a Dragon Day and National Nothing Day

17 Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day

18 Thesaurus Day and Winnie the Pooh Day -The Birthday of Winnie's author A.A. Milne

19 National Popcorn Day

20 National Buttercrunch Day, National Cheese Lover Day, and Penguin Awareness Day

21 National Hugging Day and Squirrel Appreciation Day

22 National Blonde Brownie Day

23 National Pie Day, National Handwriting Day, Measure Your Feet Day- we only ask...."Why!?!"

24 Beer Can Appreciation Day, Compliment Day

25 Opposite Day

26 Spouse's Day

27 Chocolate Cake Day and Punch the Clock Day

28 Data Privacy Day, Fun at Work Day, National Kazoo Day

29 National Puzzle Day and National Corn chip Day

30 National Inane Answering Message Day

31 Backward Day and Inspire Your Heart with Art Day


Bat out of Hell lasted three months and is now closed at the Paris hotel.


Comedian, actor and television host Bill Maher will perform four additional 2023 show dates inside the David Copperfield Theater at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. In addition to his previously announced February 17 – 18 and June 16 – 17 show dates, Maher will bring his unflinching honesty and hilarious comedy to Las Vegas September 15 – 16 and November 3 – 4.  For more than 25 years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk goes on American television with performances including "Politically Incorrect" (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993 – 2002) and "Real Time with Bill Maher" (HBO 2003 – present). Maher has been recognized with numerous Emmy nominations for "Real Time with Bill Maher" and "Politically Incorrect" as well as several of his 12 solo HBO stand-up specials. His most recent special, "#Adulting," aired in Spring 2022.


Alain Nu, The Man Who Knows, will return to The City of Entertainment starting Jan. 19, 2023, with his one-man residency show, in the Renkus Heinz Theater at Notoriety, the live performance complex located in downtown Las Vegas at the world famous Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard. Alain Nu has entertained audiences worldwide with his uncanny feats that blur the line between science and the paranormal. This international man of mystery uses his untold powers to seemingly foretell our actions, reveal unspoken thoughts and create unexplainable phenomena.

Plan ahead for laughs in 2023 as the raucous, hilarious antics of Jeff Ross, best known as the "Roastmaster General" for his insult comedy, comes to town! Comedian Jeff Ross will take to the M Pavilion stage bringing his social commentary to M Resort Spa Casino on Saturday, March 11, 2023. Jeff is making a stop in Henderson as he tours the country with his stand-up and plans to bring his own brand of speed-roasting to audiences both stateside and abroad.  Jeff is a comedian, writer, actor, director, and producer. His television projects include Roast Battle for Comedy Central, a series which Ross produced and starred for three seasons. Ross also starred in the 3-episode comedy special BUMPING MICS with Dave Attell for Netflix. This rapid-fire, two-man stand up series has a joke-per-minute ratio and continues to tour the country as a live show. Ross also produced and starred in six episodes of Netflix's Historical Roasts. Nobody is safe from the insults, even if they are dead. Ross and some of his comedic friends don period-appropriate garb to roast historical figures in this comedy series.


 Iconic GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum-selling R&B supergroup New Edition closed out 2022 with the highly successful "The Culture Tour," nominated as one of the Top R&B Tours in the country by Pollstar. Selling out arenas across the country, the icons and The Black Promoters Collective (BPC) are happy to announce the 30-city "Legacy Tour" with a must-see lineup that includes a New Jack Swing reunion with Keith Sweat and the original members of GUY (Teddy Riley, Aaron Hall, and Damion Hall) as well as Tank. The tour will make a stop at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Friday, April 7, 2023.


Following an incredibly successful first year entertaining America's Got Talent fans inside Luxor Theater at Luxor Hotel and Casino, the newly christened America's Got Talent Presents SUPERSTARS Live will usher in 2023 with jaw-dropping new talent joining a selection of current headliners.

America's Got Talent Presents SUPERSTARS Live pairs current showstoppers such as Kodi Lee, Deadly Games, Light Balance and The Silhouettes with new cast members including:

Celia Munoz – singing ventriloquist who stunned the judges and live audiences with her performances on Season 17 of America's Got Talent television show.

Pack Drumline – Season 17 semi-finalist drum and percussion group who received a standing ovation from all four judges for its unforgettable audition.

Mervant Vera – rapping magician from Season 17 who left the judges in awe each week with his effortless and inspiring performances.

Aidan Bryant – breathtaking aerialist who finished second in Season 16 and will be competing in the upcoming season of America's Got Talent: All-Stars, scheduled to premiere in January.

Week-long guest appearances by previous "Got Talent" franchise Superstars will be a consistent theme of the year's performance schedule.


Award-winning creator and star of Broadway hits HAMILTON and IN THE HEIGHTS, Lin-Manuel Miranda, will return to the stage for FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME at The Summit Showroom inside The Venetian® Resort on Thursday, Jan. 12, Friday, Jan. 13 and the 7:00 p.m. showing on Saturday, Jan. 14. The show was conceived by Anthony Veneziale and created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail and Anthony Veneziale 20 years ago, and features a non-stop blend of hip-hop, improvisational comedy, music and vocal stylings.


 Pops Fernandez, Jaya and Kuh Ledesma are set to take the stage to repeat their successful show, 3 Divas, at M Resort Spa Casino on Saturday, February 25, 2023. The three powerful singers are making a stop in Henderson as they tour the world with their first-ever collaboration together on stage with 3 Divas. Fans can experience an unforgettable concert featuring three of the top Filipino Divas. Queen of Soul Jaya, Concert Queen Pops Fernandez, and Pop Diva Kuh Ledesma complete an ensemble for the live stage at M Pavilion. Bringing together Pops Fernandez, dubbed as the Philippines' Concert Queen, who has performed for the last four decades internationally and locally in sold out shows, along with Jaya, Asia's Queen of Soul, known around the world as a powerful songstress of soul, a rapper, a record producer, actress, dancer and presenter, and, of course, Kuh Ledesma performing hits from her 35 year music career of more than 1,000 concerts, numerous awards, and 20 albums. 

South Korean hip-hop trio EPIK HIGH will make their Las Vegas headliner debut at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Friday, April 14, 2023.

Widely recognized as one of the most influential artists in Korean entertainment, EPIK HIGH is a hip-hop trio composed of Tablo, Mithra, and DJ Tukutz. They have released 10 studio albums that have topped both the Korean and international charts and were the first Korean artists to ever play Coachella.


Multi-platinum, pop-rock outfit American Authors are bringing their Best Night of My Life Tour to Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort Friday, March 3, 2023 at 8 p.m., alongside special guest Billy Raffoul. 
Since releasing their debut album Oh, What a Life in 2014, New York-based pop-rock outfit American Authors have experienced milestones most bands only dream about. They've watched their music climb to the top of the charts, and seen singles go multi-platinum. They've played awards shows, hit the stages of legendary venues all over the world, and toured the world with bands such as Andy Grammar, OAR, OneRepublic, The Revivalists, and The Fray. Their anthemic hit single "Best Day of My Life" has been featured in over 600 movie trailers, TV shows, commercials, and as a theme song for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Despite these accolades, however, lead singer Zac Barnett vows that the best day of their lives is still yet to come. "We just want to keep going," he says. "We can't wait to continue this adventure."

Irish American punk outfit Flogging Molly will return to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Thursday, March 16, 2023 for an exclusive St. Patrick’s Day celebration alongside Anti-Flag and Skinny Lister.

About Flogging Molly
Formed by Dave King (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, bodhran), Bridget Regan (violin, tin whistle, vocals), Dennis Casey (guitar, vocals), Mat Hensley (accordion, concertina, vocals), Nathan Maxwell (bass guitar, vocals), Spencer Swain (mandolin, banjo, guitar, vocals) and Mike Alonso (drums, percussion), Flogging Molly started as a house band for Molly Malone’s in Los Angeles. Through endless touring, the band has built a loyal following within the punk scene starting with their debut album “Swagger.” Since then, the band has released six more studio albums and made numerous late-night television appearances.


Critically acclaimed comedian, actor and New York Times bestselling author Tom Segura will perform at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for a two-night engagement as a stop on his massive 200+ city “I’m Coming Everywhere - World Tour,” March 17 and 18, 2023.

Best known for his Netflix specials “Ball Hog (2020)”, “Disgraceful (2018)”, “Mostly Stories (2016)” and “Completely Normal (2014)”, Segura is one of the biggest names in comedy today. A natural storyteller, his reach extends past the stage, hosting two wildly successful podcasts, “Your Mom’s House” with his wife, Christina Pazsitzky and “2 Bears 1 Cave” with Bert Kreischer. In July 2022, Segura released “I’d Like to Play Alone, Please,” his New York Times bestselling book, earning high praise with Forbes calling it “laugh out loud funny” and Paste Magazine describing him as “having a natural and capable storytelling ability, one that lifts his narratives out of average anecdote fare and plants them firmly in hilarious ground.”


Louis Tomlinson announced the North American Tour dates for his headlining world tour in addition to his recently announced UK and European Arena tour for 2023. The “Faith In The Future World Tour” will span across North America from May to July and include a stop at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday, July 1, 2023.


T-Mobile Arena

Friday, Jan. 27: Día Nacional de La Banda

Saturday, Jan. 28:  Calibash

March 8 – 11:  Men’s Pac-12 Basketball Tournament

March 23 &25:  NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball West Regional

Thursday, March 30:  Depeche Mode

Saturday, April 8:  Muse

Sunday, Sept. 17:  Maná

Vegas Golden Knights 2023 Regular Season Home Schedule

Wednesday, Dec. 21:  VGK vs. Arizona Coyotes

Friday, Dec. 23:  VGK vs. St. Louis Blues

Saturday, Dec. 31:  VGK vs. Nashville Predators

Thursday, Jan. 5:  VGK vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Saturday, Jan. 7:  VGK vs. Los Angeles Kings

Thursday, Jan. 12:  VGK vs. Florida Panthers

Saturday, Jan. 14:  VGK vs. Edmonton Oilers

Monday, Jan. 16:  VGK vs. Dallas Stars

Thursday, Jan. 19:  VGK vs. Detroit Red Wings

Saturday, Jan. 21:  VGK vs. Washington Capitals

Sunday, Feb. 12:  VGK vs. Anaheim Ducks

Thursday, Feb. 16:  VGK vs. San Jose Sharks

Saturday, Feb. 18:  VGK vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Thursday, Feb. 23:  VGK vs. Calgary Flames

Saturday, Feb. 25:  VGK vs. Dallas Stars

Wednesday, March 1:  VGK vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Friday, March 3:  VGK vs. New Jersey Devils

Sunday, March 5:  VGK vs. Montreal Canadians

Thursday, March 16:  VGK vs. Calgary Flames

Sunday, March 19:  VGK vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Tuesday, March 28:  VGK vs. Edmonton Oilers

Saturday, April 1:  VGK vs. Minnesota Wild

Thursday, April 6:  VGK vs. Los Angeles Kings

Tuesday, April 11:  VGK vs. Seattle Kraken


MGM Grand Garden Arena at MGM Grand  

January 28:  JJ Lin

February 18:  Power of Love Gala

March 4 &11:  Jimmy Buffett ***Rescheduled Dates***

Sunday, March 5:  The Slam:  Nadal vs. Alcaraz


Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay 

Saturday, Jan. 28:  JermellCharlo vs. Tim Tszyu Championship Boxing

March 1 – 3; 5:  Women’s Pac-12 Basketball Tournament

Friday, Sept. 15:  Banda MS& Eden Muñoz


Las Vegas Desert Dogs (National Lacrosse League) 2023 Regular Season Home Schedule

Friday, Jan. 6:  Desert Dogs vs. Philadelphia Wings

Friday, Jan. 20:  Desert Dogs vs. Vancouver Warriors

Saturday, Feb. 4:  Desert Dogs vs. Colorado Mammoth

Friday, Feb. 24:  Desert Dogs vs. Calgary Roughnecks

Saturday, March 11:  Desert Dogs vs. Vancouver Warriors

Saturday, March 25:  Desert Dogs vs. Rochester Knighthawks

Saturday, April 8:  Desert Dogs vs. San Diego Seals

Saturday, April 29:  Desert Dogs vs. Saskatchewan Rush


House of Blues at Mandalay Bay

Gospel Brunch  

January 8; 22

February 19; 26

March 12; 26

Carlos Santana  

January 25; 27 – 29

February 1; 3 – 5

May 17; 19 – 21; 24; 26 – 28

November 5 – 6


Dolby Live at Park MGM

December 24 – 25:  A-Mei

February 17 – 19:  Jonas Brothers


2023 Extended Engagements
Bruno Mars:

January 25; 27 – 28

February 1; 3 – 4; 8; 10 – 11; 14


February 24 – 25

March 1; 3 – 4; 8; 10 – 11; 15; 17 – 18

April 14 – 15; 19; 21 – 22; 26; 28 – 29

June 28

July 1; 2; 4; 7 – 8; 12; 14 – 15

Maroon 5:

March 24 – 25; 29; 31

April 1; 5; 7 – 8

July 28 – 29

August 2; 4 – 5; 9; 11 – 12


The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Saturday, Dec. 31:  The Killers

Thursday, March 16:  Flogging Molly

Friday, March 17:  Tom Segura

Friday, April 14:  EPIK HIGH

Friday, May 19:  Dermot Kennedy

Saturday, July 1:  Louis Tomlinson


MGM Grand 

David Copperfield Theater 

Bill Maher

Dates & Times:  February 17 – 18; June 16 – 17 | 8 p.m.

David Copperfield 

Dates & Times:  Sunday – Friday | 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. 

 Saturday | 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. 

Additional Dark Dates:  January 16 – 22

Additional Performances:  4 p.m. matinee performance scheduled December 22 – 31

Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club

Dates & Times:  Monday – Sunday | 8 p.m. 

Additional Dark Date:  Sunday, Dec. 25

Note: Brad Garrett is scheduled to perform January 11 – 13;15; 26 – 29


New York-New York 

Liberty Loft 

Terry Fator: Who’s The Dummy Now? 

Dates & Time:  Sunday – Thursday | 7:30 p.m.  

Additional Show Date:  Saturday, Dec. 24 

Additional Dark Dates:  Sunday, Dec. 25; December 28 – 31; January 1 –14



Luxor Theater 

America’s Got Talent (AGT) Presents Superstars Live 

Dates & Times:  Wednesday – Sunday | 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. 

Additional Show Date:  Monday, Dec. 26 

Special Performance Times:  4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. shows scheduled Saturday, Dec. 31

Note:Beginning 2023 the show will perform Wednesday, Saturday – Sunday at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. as well as shows scheduled Thursday – Friday at 7 p.m.


Remember, too, Elvis' was born on January 8, 1935. He will be 88!

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