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October 2021

#VegasStrong –October 1st will be four years since the mass shooting in Las
Vegas…and my heart still sinks at the thought of it all. It is a burden that
we’ll always carry. The thing that I take away from this event…three years
later is: We are Vegas Strong!

Yay!! It’s October! October is probably the biggest, busiest, and ‘funnest’
month of the year in Las Vegas. And other than the mask mandate, pretty much
everything is back to normal around here. The weather is beautiful, the casinos
are busy, and the events are plentiful. Las Vegans are happy during October.
When we’re busy, we’re happy. The heat of the summer is gone, and we have some
great high points in the month; Football, Hockey, Festivals, and of course,
Halloween is always a big celebration. October is the best month of the year.
It’s time for the Golden Knights! We are suddenly a city of hockey fans, and
our Knights are back on the ice.

Halloween in Las Vegas is a full contact holiday. Most venues will host some
sort of costumed ball—usually having to do with some sort of sexual content, and
the more outrageous the better. There are a couple of Fetish and Fantasy balls,
several Erotic balls, and the Pimp an’ Ho ball. It’s a strange night and not one
for the timid. It is a huge party in Las Vegas. There is not a better city in
which to celebrate Hallow’s Eve.

The daily designations include: October 2 is National Name Your Car Day and
World Smile Day. October 4 is National Taco Day, Golf Day, and Vodka Day.
October 5 is National Do Something Nice Day. October 8 is National Poetry Day.
October 9 is Leif Erikson Day. October 11 is National Coming Out Day. October 12
is National Free Thought Day, National Kick Butt Day, Native American Day, and
Columbus Day (I do find it amusing that Kick Butt day is the day after Coming
Out day.) October 15 is National I Love Lucy Day. October 24 is National
Bologna Day. October 25 is Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day. October 28
is National Chocolate Day. October 30 is National Frankenstein Day. And
October 31 is National Knock-Knock Jokes Day, Magic Day, Girl Scout Founder’s
Day, and of course, Halloween.

It's time to sashay and slay! Sin City's hottest gay bar, The Garden Las Vegas
announces Las Vegas' "Drag Superstar," a drag race-styled competition featuring
the Valley's fiercest up-and-coming Queens. Beginning Thursday, September 30th
at 10 p.m. and continuing every Thursday through November 18th, The Garden will
host 14 local aspiring Drag Queens to compete in a weekly elimination-style drag
race competition! Each week audience members and a selection of special guest
judges will decide who moves on to the next week, resulting in a 'hoedown'
showdown of epic proportions. The Queen that conquers the competition will win a
$2,000 Grand Prize and an invitation to join The Garden's famed residency lineup
which includes RuPaul's Drag Race alums like Alexis Mateo, Coco Montrese, Kylie
Sonique Love, Jaymes Mansfield, Jessica Wild and Las Vegas' own Salem Night.

The world-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli announced the 2022 In Concert
For Valentine's tour to celebrate the forthcoming February holiday. The annual
tour dates include five shows scheduled for Atlanta, Charlotte, Las Vegas,
Phoenix and Sunrise, FL. Bocelli will perform at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in
Las Vegas Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. In Concert For Valentine's will showcase some
of Bocelli's most romantic music including songs from his inspiring new album
Believe as well as a selection of arias, his beloved cross-over hits and famed
love songs.

The World Curling Federation’s World Men’s Curling Championship will return to
the Orleans Arena on Saturday, April 2 through Sunday, April 10, 2022, bringing
international men’s curling back to Las Vegas. The World Men’s Curling
Championship will feature 13 elite men’s teams competing for the Men’s Curling
World Title. This will be the ninth time the World Men’s Curling Championship
will be held in the United States since 1970. The World Men’s Curling
Championship will also mark the second time the event will be held on the west
coast. The Orleans Arena played host to the 2018 edition of this championship
and has hosted multiple World Financial Group Continental Cup of Curling events.

Imagine a place where the most iconic movie monsters from around the world all
live under one roof. Now imagine a place you can get up close and personal with
more than two dozen life size characters and creatures – if you dare - and you
have entered the Museum of Monsters! Embark on a self-guided journey through
cinematic history in the Museum of Monsters – a fun yet chilling interactive
adventure with plenty of photo ops along the way! 410 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite
130 inside Tivoli Village; Open seven days a week starting Thursday, October 7
through October 31, 2021. Dedicated to lovers of all things haunt and horror,
the Museum of Monsters is an interactive social media photo-op experience filled
with life-sized creatures and monsters from your nightmares. The museum is
designed to be enjoyed by all ages, but be aware that the characters in the
museum are very life-like and scary. It is the perfect opportunity to fill your
social media pages with wonderfully haunted images in this unforgettable
experience! Visit museumofmonsters.com for tickets and information.

A medieval kingdom will take over Sunset Park with lavishly costumed knights,
knaves, fine ladies and wenches as Clark County Parks and Recreation present the
annual Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival October 15, 2021 - October 17, 2021.
Several stages will feature entertainment with costumed performers presenting
more than 50 shows per day along with historical re-enactments, jousting
tournaments, medieval pageantry and more than 100 artisans - including
blacksmiths, stained glass designers, jewelers, wood workers, toy makers,
perfume blenders, stone carvers and sword, dagger and armor craftsman -- to
demonstrate and sell their wares. Authentic food, from fish and chips to an
English feast, also will be available as well as beer and ales for adults with
proper identification. Concerts all weekend will feature local acts with
nationally known acts, as well as a royal parade with kings, queens, warriors
and peasants. The festival offers full-contact jousting tournaments; no-holds-
barred gladiator battles; black powder demonstrations, strolling minstrels,
contortionists, magicians, storytellers, jokers, jugglers, flame eaters, belly
dancers, trained parrots and pirates. Additional attractions include rides, bow
and arrow and axe target games, medieval barber and surgeon demonstrations and
Renaissance guilds.

The consummate showman David Lee Roth – front man and voice of Van Halen – makes
a triumphant return to Las Vegas following his successful residency dates in
early 2020. Toastmaster general of the immoral majority Diamond Dave is blessing
Sin City with his energy once again, and he's ready to rock the intimate House
of Blues Las Vegas inside Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino with a string of dates
beginning with the ultimate party to end 2021 on a high (kick!) note. Tickets go
on sale Saturday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. PT. With a changing set of Roth's explosive
and instantly recognizable songs, including "Jump," "Panama," and "California
Girls," he brings his long list of mega-familiar hits to life in one of the most
intimate venues in the city for a can't-miss fan experience.
David Lee Roth Performance Dates
New Year's Eve – Dec. 31, 2021
Jan. 1, 5, 7-8, 2022

Channing Tatum’s MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas celebrated its highly anticipated
opening in its brand-new, cutting-edge venue at SAHARA Las Vegas. The sold-out
audience was treated to a high-octane performance filled with new sexy and
daring dance routines outfitted in a technologically advanced theater, designed
to thrill from all angles. Vegas’ hottest record-breaking show, based on the
hit films Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL and conceived and co-directed by
Channing Tatum, has been elevated to include bigger, sexier and bolder numbers
along with a specially designed cocktail lounge providing showgoers with an
immersive and luxurious pre-and-post show experience.

GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes announced his
2022 "Wonder: The World Tour" today, which will include 64 arena dates spanning
across North America, the UK and Europe. The tour will make a stop at T-Mobile
Arena in Las Vegas Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. Mendes will be joined by special
guest Tate McRae. The tour announce follows Mendes' most recent album Wonder –
which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, making Mendes one of three male
artists ever to score four #1 albums by 22 years old – as well as his new hit
single, "Summer of Love" with Tainy.

Rancheras singer/songwriter Paquita la del Barrio will be joined by pop
sensation Marisela with bandera Sonora Santanera supporting both artists. At
The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Saturday, November 27, 2021. Singer,
songwriter, and actress Paquita la del Barrio (born Francisca Viveros Barradas)
became a celebrity after she decided to move from her native Veracruz to Mexico
City in 1970. Platinum blonde Latin pop sensation Marisela continues to be an
icon nearly four decades after her debut, living up to her reputation as the
Latin Madonna with racy performances and her signature girly vocal style.

Trumpeter and singer Brian Newman announced he is adding 12 new dates of his
late-night show Brian Newman: AFTER DARK at NoMad Las Vegas. Newman will perform
at the NoMad Library October 14 – 17, October 21 – 24 and October 28 – 31 with
all shows scheduled to begin at 11:30 p.m. Serving as the bandleader for the
LADY GAGA JAZZ & PIANO resident show at Park Theater, Newman designed Brian
Newman: AFTER DARK as an ode to vintage Las Vegas, creating a late-night
rendezvous filled with great music and good friends. NoMad Library features a
menu of handcrafted cocktails, wine and small bites for showgoers to enjoy
during Newman's performances.

Freakling Bros. Horror Shows will be even scarier for the 2021 Halloween season,
with the addition of a haunting new experience inside the award-winning Gates of
Hell, Nevada's first and only R-rated haunt. The Men's Room, a provocative,
grotesque and immersive new experience, will make its haunting debut Friday,
Oct. 1, 2021. Located in the IKEA parking lot at 6555 S. Riley St. in Southwest
Las Vegas, Freakling Bros. Horror Shows' dates of operation will be Oct. 1 – 3,
Oct. 7 – 10 and Oct. 14 – 31.
Unveiled in 2011, the Gates of Hell is one of the most provocative, boundary-
pushing, adult-oriented haunted attractions in the United States. The first and
only R-rated haunted attraction in Nevada, the eternally-wicked Gates of Hell is
an experiment in serious, unrelenting, interactive horror.
The darker side of Freakling Bros. Horror Shows presents The Men's Room. Unlike
anything ever seen in a haunted house before, The Men's Room is immersive,
uncompromising and even wickedly funny. Both shocking and disturbing, it's an
experience that will leave guests guessing about what will come next.
Rated the scariest haunt in the country by USA Today, Freakling Bros. Horror
Shows returns for its 29th horrifying year in Las Vegas. Offering a hellishly-
curated festival of nightmares - three expertly-crafted haunts in one horrifying
location, including Gates of Hell; the groundbreaking COVEN of 13, a horrifying
journey through witches, warlocks and black magic; and the timeless classic
Castle Vampyre, a magical and horrific voyage through Nosferatu's castle. A fan
favorite, Castle Vampyre was scheduled to be retired in 2019, but is returning
this season for an encore performance.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas welcomes multiplatinum indie pop trio AJR to The
Chelsea on Friday, June 24, 2022 as a stop on their OK ORCHESTRA Tour. AJR
recently released a quirky and infectious new single, "Record Player," with
indie pop trio Daisy the Great. Incorporating the hook from Daisy the Great's
2017 release "The Record Player Song," the new track is a hook-laden jam about
finding identity and the growing pains of early adulthood. Over the past 2
weeks, "Record Player" has been one of the most added tracks at Alternative
radio and already climbed into the top 30 with major market support coming from
KYSR/Los Angeles, KKDO/Sacramento, WSUN/Tampa, and KTCL/Denver.

With Absinthe and Atomic Saloon Show already in full-flight, Spiegelworld
finally re-opens its third show on the Las Vegas Strip with OPIUM blasting off
once again at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Sept. 24, 2021. Captain Kunton
welcomes passengers back on board the Starship OPM 73. The adult-only, in-flight
entertainment will be performed by regular crew favorites including Rob the
Robot with his sexy dance moves, Leeloo’s giant balloon contortions, Pendelton
the Third’s mesmerizing bubbles and Rear Admiral Todd’s awesome sword-swallowing
antics. Passengers at OPIUM will also be serviced by several new, highly
trained crew members and an enhanced level of in-flight catering.

Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Garden's autumn display transports guests
"Deeper Into the Woods" for an enchanting journey through a magical forest
filled with playful woodland creatures and one-of-a-kind artistic floral
arrangements. The dazzling display, imagined by designer Ed Libby, was brought
to life by Bellagio's Horticulture team and is open now through November 13.
Upon entering the Bellagio Conservatory, guests are instantly immersed into the
heart of a forest featuring bright-colored floral mushroom topiaries, towering
ginkgo trees, festive foliage and whimsical dragonflies dancing overhead.
Autumn Display By The Numbers
59,950: Total number of fresh-cut carnations used on the mushrooms
19: Number of mushrooms
7 feet: Diameter of largest mushroom
8,730 pounds: Total weight of pumpkins used in the display
2,000: Number of Chester Fern border plants used in the display
838 pounds: Weight of largest giant pumpkin used in the display
1,998: Number of ivy plants used in the border of the beds
97: Team members involved in the display's assembly
44: Types of flowers, shrubs and trees used in the display
40: Number of illuminated acorns
18: Number of floral mushrooms
10: Number of flickering dragonflies
6: Number of friendly foxes
6: Number of dazzling ladybugs
5: Number of lively hedgehogs
4: Number playful grizzly bears
3: Number of perky prairie dogs
3: Number of enchanted fairies
2: Number of resourceful squirrels

BIG BOYS TOYS, the world's premier Innovation & luxury lifestyle exhibition, is
set to make its action-packed return to Las Vegas! Held Friday, Nov. 19 through
Sunday, Nov. 21 at the World Market Center Las Vegas, BIG BOYS TOYS highlights
more than 100 international premium brands and limited-edition products, with a
keen focus on innovation, luxury lifestyle in all its facets. Open to the
public, tickets for the exhibition start at $10 and are available for purchase
at bbtvegas.com. Established in 2009, BIG BOYS TOYS made its Las Vegas debut in
2019 and has previously been held in locations such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi. A
one-of-a-kind, three-day luxury convention, BIG BOYS TOYS provides the unique
opportunity to be among the world's first to experience products in more than a
dozen categories, including art, adventure, aviation, digital, drive, fashion,
lifestyle, marine, off-road, ride, wellness, kid's world, pet's world, woman's
world and more.

Downtown Summerlin®, a development of The Howard Hughes Corporation® located in
the heart of the Summerlin® master planned community, is pleased to announce the
return of the Halloween parade "Parade of Mischief", presented by SelectHealth®
and produced by BESTAgency, this October. The frightfully fun, family-friendly
parade will fill the streets of Downtown Summerlin with mischievous mayhem every
Friday and Saturday night in October (Oct. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and
30) starting at 7 p.m. The event is free, open to the public and takes place
along Park Centre Drive.

Don't miss the Dynamic Productions and Dance Dynamics presentation of "The
Addams Family a New Musical" live on The Lawn at Downtown Summerlin Oct. 28 -
31. Enjoy this spooky family-friendly musical theater production of acting,
singing and dancing by local performers ages 12+. All showings are free and open
to the public. Visit http://www.ddshowtickets.com/ for details.

Emmy Award-winning comedian and actor Brad Garrett will move his brand of top-
quality comedy and popular array of legendary comedians to a new home in MGM
Grand Hotel & Casino this fall. Scheduled to open Saturday, Nov. 27 in The
District at MGM Grand, the newly redesigned Brad Garrett Comedy Club will be an
intimate 210-seat comedy club and lounge featuring Garrett and many of his funny
friends throughout the year. Garrett, who joins the lineup of comedians for
multiple performances throughout the year, will entertain opening weekend
clubgoers along with Butch Bradley and Trixx. Holiday weekend showtimes are
scheduled Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. For additional show
dates and times, visit mgmgrand.com.

Award-winning comedian and actor Rob Schneider will take the stage for multiple
New Year's weekend performances, including Thursday, Dec. 30 at 7:30 p.m. and
9:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 1 at 7:30
p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Schneider will be joined by additional comedians to be
announced in the near future.

Nevada Day is a grand celebration commemorating our admission to statehood on
October 31, 1864. Nevadan's have the distinction of holding the largest
statehood celebration in the nation!

And November 7th is the end of Daylight Savings time (fall back.)

An interesting note…if your birthday is at the end of September or in the first
part of October, your parents probably had sex on New Year’s Eve.

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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