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Venetian

  • Now Pouring

    Sips in the City

    By Xania V. Woodman

    The Dorsey’s opening menu showcases mixologist Sam Ross’ New York state of mind.

  • Dishing With Grace

    Weekends Are For Brunch. Period.

    By Grace Bascos

    The weekend midday meal is also a tradition for many during the holiday season; between company parties and family gatherings, brunch is just one more way to get together with friends for food, drink and merriment.

  • Just A Sip

    A Sunken, Drunken Treasure

    By Marisa Finetti

    It is a known fact that a good, complex sparkling wine undergoes secondary fermentation in the bottle under controlled conditions, such as a dark underground cellar. Not the case for this bubbly.

  • Stage

    Second Bananas Garfunkel & Oates Take Center Stage

    By Camille Cannon

    The comedy duo and Venetian headliners on writing, dating and making out with bird puppets.

  • The Hit List

    Explore Neon History, Da Vinci’s Last Run

    By Camille Cannon

    Some of our city’s most recognizable art is the neon signage that lines our streets. It’s only right you get enlightened at "Spectacular: A History of Las Vegas Neon" at Clark County Library on Jan. 8.

  • Fall Arts Preview 2014

    Hit the Strip, Jack: Georgia On My Mind Hits the Venetian

    By Steve Bornfeld

    Such a soulful plea should not go unheeded, ergo … Georgia on My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles. Once at The Smith Center. Thirty times at the Venetian.

  • Stage

    Venetian Launching All-Women Comedy Showcase

    By Jason Scavone

    Whitney Cummings knows what ladies want in a night out: “We love getting together to shit on our men and maybe get roofied.”

  • Nightlife

    The Act to Push Case Against Venetian

    By Jason Scavone

    A court ordered The Act to tone down its performances, but that doesn't appear to be the end of the legal drama between the nightclub and The Venetian.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Best Broadway Production

    Who knew it was possible to create an ’80s-themed show that’s even kitschier than the decade itself? Yet the Venetian’s Rock of Ages is up to the mock-tastic challenge with a crazy-fun riff on the mullet-and-hair-band goofiness of Reagan-era America. With hilarious snark to spare—and with way more verve than the limp movie version—Rock takes a tongue-in-cheek boy/rocker-wannabe-meets-girl/actress-wannabe story on the Sunset Strip and immerses it in a merry hard-rock set list from the likes of Poison, Styx and Journey. Quite simply: Rock rocks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Best Residency

    The old saw about Vegas residencies is that it’s where past-their-prime performers go to die. Not so with Soul2Soul, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s 20-show series at the Venetian. This superstar married couple is still at the top of their game: McGraw’s latest album, Two Lanes of Freedom, came out in February, and he’s touring in support of it. Hill has a new music video and single out, “American Heart.” Moreover, they join Garth Brooks and Shania Twain in a line of country stars taking over the Strip.

  • Gossip

    The Act, Venetian Spar Over Eviction, Lease Terms

    By Jason Scavone

    Recently the subject of imminent-closure rumors, The Act is warring with The Venetian, which club representatives say tried to improperly give them the boot based on concerns that the venue’s performances could jeopardize the resort's gaming license.

  • Gossip

    Jessica Lowndes, Rita Ora Hold Court at Tao

    By Jason Scavone

    What do you do when your show that’s a watered-down retread of ’90s immortality finally gets the ax five seasons after it never should’ve got the green light in the first place? You head to Vegas. Jessica Lowndes, who played Adrianna on the dreadfully sideburns-free version of 90210, was at Tao on March 30 with boyfriend Thom Evans for his 28th birthday. Too bad she bought him an engraved picture frame that read, “Darling Thom, as long as my show goes six seasons and beyond, my heart will remain yours.”

  • Dishing With Grace

    Quail, Public House

    By Grace Bascos

    The Venetian’s gastropub not only has more beers than you can ever dream of drinking, but also an elevated bar menu to go along with its eclectic beer collection. The quail is a nod to a particular Southern classic: The mini bird is buttermilk fried and served with bacon-braised Swiss chard and fluffy waffles.

  • Gossip

    The ’80s Say Hello

    By Jason Scavone

    The night before the Super Bowl, the greatest linebacker in the history of the game, Lawrence Taylor, had his own LT Bowl at Tao. He was there celebrating his birthday, as well, with the Nature Boy, Ric Flair. It was basically the exact scenario of our dream birthday party when we were 9, except for some reason Skeletor and Cobra Commander weren’t there, too. That night also saw Lions quarterback Matt Stafford in Marquee’s Boom Box Room, as no Lions are allowed by NFL rule to be within 500 miles of the actual Super Bowl.

  • Scene Stirs

    Insert cocktails, five new flights of fancy (wines) and your big night

    By Xania V. Woodman

    • Insert Coin(s) has always had a small cocktail menu, but owner Chris LaPorte would like to see a greater cocktail presence at his popular barcade. Along with Vegas Seven nightlife writer Deanna Rilling and emcee Tony Abou-Ganim, I recently helped judge Insert Coin(s)’ first cocktail competition, a showdown between Hennessy Black and Stoli Elit. Barman Justin Alferez’ winning cocktail—Need for Speed featuring Hennessy Black, Drambuie, apricot puree, lemon juice and a pear cider float—will be placed on the 2013 menu for all to enjoy.

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