Jerry Seinfeld fans can catch the all-star comedian as he returns to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for two nights of his critically acclaimed stand-up comedy on Sept. 5 and 6. The two-night engagement is presented jointly by AEG Live and Caesars Palace. Show Date & Time: Friday, Sept. 5 and Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket Pricing: $75 – $150 (plus applicable tax and handling fee) Tickets may be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling 1-888-9-AXS-TIX (1-888-929-7849) or going online by visiting www.thecolosseum.com or www.axs.com, keyword “Jerry Seinfeld.”
Seinfeld is best known for his role on NBC’s “Seinfeld,” the most popular and successful sitcom on American television, which was chosen as the best sitcom ever in a poll conducted last month by Vanity Fair and 60 Minutes. He has headlined The Colosseum since Dec. 2003 and previously headlined the resort’s Circus Maximus Showroom. For more information on The Colosseum or Caesars Palace, please call (702) 731-7110, visit www.caesarspalace.comor follow updates from The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Twitter @ColosseumCP.
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NEON HOSTING “UNSIGNED HEROES: SIGN PAINTERS’ ART AND STORIES”
On Tuesday, Sept. 16, the Neon Museum will host its next PRISM TV Times of the Signs Lecture Series event sponsored by CenturyLink, “Unsigned Heroes: Sign Painters’ Art and Stories.”
Open to the public, this event is part of the museum’s public education series, which takes place in the famous Neon Boneyard and brings illuminating lectures, panel discussions, presentations and performances to the community. Space is limited; reservations are required.
“Las Vegas signs are most famous for their neon adornment, but the signs themselves would be far less spectacular without the work of the industry’s skilled sign painters,” says Danielle Kelly, executive director, Neon Museum. “This upcoming panel will offer insight into this intriguing aspect of sign design.”
Participants in the Sept. 16 event, which will follow a panel discussion format, will be: Geoffrey Ellis is a photographer and graphic designer. He is co-founder of the Vegas Vernacular Project and founder of the Las Vegas Camera Club. He has lived in Southern California, Florida, Memphis, San Jose, Calif., San Francisco and Las Vegas. He currently splits his time between San Francisco’s Mission District and Downtown Las Vegas.
Faythe Levine is an artist, photographer, filmmaker and curator based in Milwaukee, Wis. She is the founder of Art vs. Craft and curates Sky High Gallery. Sam Macon is a Milwaukee-born, Chicago-based filmmaker, photographer and writer. Bryan McCormick has been making pictures off and mostly on for the last 30 years.
Mark Oatis has 42 years of experience in the sign industry, beginning with his enrollment in Sign and Pictorial Painters L.U. No. 1045 in 1972. He served a five-year union apprenticeship and graduated as a Journeyman. He is a founding member of The Letterheads, a trade organization dedicated to education and the dissemination of traditional sign methods, principles and techniques.
Doors open to the general public at 5:30 p.m. and the discussion, followed by a question-and-answer session, begins promptly at 6 p.m. Immediately following the panel, Faythe Levine and Sam Macon will sign copies of their book, “Sign Painters,” in the La Concha lobby. A cash bar serving wine, beer, soda and water will be available. Attendees must reserve their spot by registering at http://tinyurl.com/
Available seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Admission is $12 per person. Museum Members receive free admission to the program and will receive a special link to pre-register before the general public. For more information about Times of the Signs events, go to www.NeonMuseum.org or call (702) 387-6366.
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HARTBEAT WEEKEND HOSTED BY KEVIN HART AT COSMOPOLITAN
Actor and comedian Kevin Hart brings his wildly popular HartBeat Weekend to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas September 5 — 6, 2014, packed with comedy shows, Kendrick Lamar in concert and appearances by Hart and his celebrity friends at Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub.
The weekend kicks off Friday, September 5 with two comedic, stand-up performances of Kevin Hart & Friends Comedy All-stars Hosted by Kevin Hart inside The Chelsea, followed with a concert by music sensation Kendrick Lamar at Boulevard Pool on Saturday, September 6. Additional HartBeat Weekend events include appearances by Hart and his celebrity friends at Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub and a celebrity blackjack tournament.
Kevin Hart & Friends Comedy All-stars Hosted by Kevin Hart will take place at 7 p.m. inside The Chelsea on Friday, September 5, with an encore performance that same evening at 10 p.m. Each performance, hosted by Hart, will showcase stand-up comedy from some of Hart’s favorite comedians and will feature a legendary surprise guest comedian to close the night.
As part of HartBeat Weekend , eight-time Grammy Award-nominated recording artist Kendrick Lamar will perform live at the resort’s Boulevard Pool on Saturday, September 6 at 9 p.m. Lamar released his major-label debut studio album, good kid, m.A.A.d cit y to widespread acclaim. This sprawling masterpiece of technical rapping and structured storytelling has defied and expanded the conventions of his genre.
Tickets for Kevin Hart & Friends Comedy All-stars Hosted by Kevin Hart and Kendrick Lamar go on sale Friday, June 27 at 10 a.m. and are available online at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. Tickets for Kevin Hart & Friends Comedy All-stars Hosted by Kevin Hart start at $65. General admission tickets for Kendrick Lamar are $55. A limited number of premium cabanas for Kendrick Lamar are also available by emailing NightlifeMarketing@cosmopolitanlasvegas.comor by calling 702.698.7778. Ticket prices are subject to applicable taxes and service charges. Guests must be 18+ to attend Kevin Hart & Friends Comedy All-stars Hosted by Kevin Hart . Kendrick Lamar is open to all-ages, and guests must be 21+ to reserve a cabana.
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LUIS MIGUEL RETURNS TO THE COLOSSEUM SEPT. 12-15
Latin music superstar Luis Miguel will return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for a record eighth consecutive year during the 2014 Las Vegas Mexican Independence Day weekend Friday, Sept. 12 — Monday, Sept. 15 at 9 p.m. The four-night engagement is presented jointly by AEG Live and Caesars Palace. Tickets may be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling 1-888-9-AXS-TIX (1.888.929.7849) or online by visiting www.thecolosseum.com or www.axs.com, keyword “Luis Miguel.” Ticket prices are $275, $185, $155, and $95 ( all prices include 10% Live Entertainment Tax ). Orders are subject to additional service charges and fees.
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MAZTERY MUSIC ANNOUNCES MAJOR GERMAN MUSIC FESTIVAL TO HIT LAS VEGAS STRIP
Las Vegas-based Maztery Music announced today a major German music festival to hit the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, at the House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Sept. 3-7, 2014. Tickets are on sale now at www.germanicvm.com and Ticketmaster locations. “GERMANICVM XL” (Germanicvm = Latin for German) is a first-ever, one-of-a-kind German music festival celebrating the various music styles, from Classical to Pop in a traditional Las Vegas setting.
Ranging from unique classical compositions to colorful Pop presentations of the works of German composers, singers and songwriters.
The focus of the music festival is to promote and foster renewed interest in German musical compositions abroad, and to show off Germany’s musical and cultural diversity of past and present German musicians. Created by Andreas R. Adrian, also known as Germany’s Honorary Consul to Nevada, the event also serves as a fundraiser to establish a permanent German school in Las Vegas.
In conjunction with Maztery Music, a five day music festival was created that will bring in guests from the across the country, Canada and Europe to celebrate some major German stars of the past and present in this celebration of German music.
In honor of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s 300th birthday (1714-1788), the festival will begin with a classical piano concert by Ana-Marija Markovina on Sept. 3. Followed by another classical inspired concert by U.S.-born singer Deborah Sasson, best known to Germans for her performances as Christine in “Phantom der Oper,” and her duet with former German husband Peter Hoffmann in “Scarborough Fair.”
The events will conclude on Sunday, Sept. 7, during a Bavarian style Brunch at Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas, where a raffle drawing will be held to benefit G.A.S.A., the German American School Association, for the establishment of a permanent German school in Las Vegas.
For a $10 donation guests will have a chance to win amazing raffle prizes offered by various sponsors. Condor Airlines, which flies non-stop Las Vegas to Frankfurt, donated two roundtrip tickets LAS-F-LAS, a $500 dinner voucher to Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas, a threemonth Silver Membership to the Foundation Room and other prizes are up for grabs. Ticket prices and event start times vary, please visit
www.germanicvm.com for details.
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ELIXIR: A LOCAL LOUNGE TURNS UP THE WEEKENDS
Elixir, Green Valley’s hottest place to ‘Relax, Dine and Play,’ announces the live music schedule for Friday and Saturday nights in September.
From 8 p.m. to11 p.m., guests can enjoy the smooth sounds of local musicians live on the Elixir stage while enjoying gaming, house-made cocktails and handcrafted food. Featuring an old-Vegas vibe with a modern twist, Elixir is located at 2920 N. Green Valley Parkway just north of Sunset Road and is truly Green Valley’s hidden gem making it a perfect spot whether it’s for lunch, Happy Hour or late night.
The Elixir music schedule for September is as follows: Friday, September 5 — Scott Starr; Saturday, September 6 — Cletus and the Sweat; Friday, September 12 — Justin Mather; Saturday, September 13 — Rick Foell; Friday, September 19 — Scott Starr; Saturday, September 20 — Nick Mattera; Friday, September 26 — Patrick Genovese; and Saturday, September 27 — The Parametrics Elixir also offers a wide variety of entertainment and fun every day of the week from Ladies Night on Sundays, Wednesday’s extended Happy Hour, Monday night “Brewvies and gaming promotions. For a full list ofentertainment, gaming and dining specials, please visit www.elixirlounge.net
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ADAM CAROLLA TO HOST MANGRIA LAUNCH PARTY AT CRAZY HORSE III
World famous comedian and ultimate man’s man Adam Carolla is set to host a launch party for his ready-to-drink cocktail, Mangria, at Crazy Horse III on Friday, Aug. 29. Known for his hit comedy program, “The Adam Carolla Show,” Carolla will be at the luxurious gentlemen’s club to celebrate his new
cocktail. He has recently been on the road with his stage version of “The Adam Carolla Show,” bringing his humor to cities across the United States. Complimentary limo transportation to the launch party is available through Crazy Horse III’s limo service, pending availability, by calling 702-673-1700. Crazy Horse III is located on Russell Road, just a few blocks west of the Las Vegas Strip.
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THE IMPROV AT HARRAH’S: AUG. 26-SEPT. 1
The world-famous Improv at Harrah’s Las Vegas is the longest-running comedy club on the Las Vegas Strip. The Improv’s ability to showcase
young comedians, as well as bring in big names, has attributed to its longevity and success . Each week, The Improv showcases some of the funniest and freshest faces in comedy, creating a show that is always unique and definitely funny. The comedians who will perform Aug. 26-Sept. 1 are: Henry Phillips: Award-winning musician and comedian, Henry Phillips, is known for his twisted songs and stories. He received an Audience Award in the Slamdance Film Festival in 2009 for his film, “Punching the Clown.” Phillips has been featured on shows such as “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Comedy Central Presents,” as well as the nationally syndicated radio show “Bob and Tom.” Don McEnery: Screenwriter Don McEnery’s laid-back style, quick wit and clever material have kept audiences laughing in their seats for more than 20 years. McEnery was nominated for an Emmy for his writing on
“Seinfeld” and co-wrote the Disney movie “Hercules” and “A Bug’s Life.” Shayma Tash: With a chaotic upbringing, comedian Shayma Tash learned the art of comedy through her own story. Tash was cast as a series regular on the sketch show “Hype,” which led to several other
TV appearances such as “The Best Damn Sports Show,” “The Tonight Show,” MTV’s “Punk’d” and “Chelsea Lately.” She has opened for George Lopez, Bill Maher, Richard Jeni and Carrot Top.
Shows are at 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Tickets are $29.05 or $44.95 (plus applicable taxes and fees) for VIP tickets that
include special seating, an Improv t-shirt and post-show meet-and-greet with the comics. Special two-for-one tickets are also available for locals for the 10 p.m. show. Tickets are available at Harrah’s Box Office (702-369-5223) and online at www.harrahslasvegas.com
Jerry Fink is an entertainment columnist for the Las Vegas Tribune newspaper and writes a weekly column.