Strip Scribbles: Joey Fatone receives key; sake bomb train derails; Mrs. Nevada America

Venetian and Palazzo Vice President of Food and Beverage Sebastien Silvestri presents “Rock of Ages” guest star Joey Fatone with the key to the Bourbon Room on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at the Venetian.

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Venetian and Palazzo Vice President of Food and Beverage Sebastien Silvestri presents “Rock of Ages” guest star Joey Fatone with the key to the Bourbon Room on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at the Venetian.

Las Vegas:
Monday, March 2, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m.
Singer and actor Joey Fatone of ’N Sync fame had a surprise official welcome celebration with his cast mates on his fifth night as Dennis Dupree in “Rock of Ages” at the Venetian on Friday night.
Britney Spears with Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation kids on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Zappos.com in downtown Las Vegas.

Photos: Britney Spears + Steven Tyler; with boyfriend, sons at Mirage, Wynn

Music:
Monday, March 2, 2015 @ 5:03 p.m.
The pop princess and Planet Hollywood headliner also launched her Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation charity partnership downtown at the Zappos.com campus with its chief, Tony Hsieh.
The Amazing Johnathan talks about his career and being OK with his current illness during "ENTSpeaks" on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Inspire Theater downtown.

The Amazing Johnathan cracks jokes, entertains staff while battling for his life

Monday, March 2, 2015 @ 3:34 p.m.
Maniacal magician The Amazing Johnathan spent the weekend marking the 10th consecutive day in a hospital in his fight with cardiomyopathy, a degenerative weakening of his heart muscle with Type 2 diabetes.
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, center, parties at Surrender on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Encore.

Photos: Rob Gronkowski gets his gronk on at Surrender in Encore

Nightlife:
Monday, March 2, 2015 @ 1:34 p.m.
Rob Gronkowski, tight end for Super Bowl champions the New England Patriots, partied like a 25-year-old Super Bowl winner Saturday night at Surrender Nightclub in Steve Wynn’s Encore.
On June 17, 2010, Wayne Brady's wax figure was unveiled, and the actor and comedian returned to The Venetian.

Wayne Brady pulls off unlikely improv with marathon of mirth

The Mirage:
Monday, March 2, 2015 @ 12:30 p.m.
Fans, including Rio headliner Penn Jillette, who was there celebrating his wife Emily’s birthday on Friday, gave Wayne such a warm welcome back to his hometown that I felt he never wanted to bring the curtain down.
Hakkasan celebrates resident DJ Tiesto’s Grammy Award win Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at MGM Grand.
Photos: Hakkasan celebrates resident DJ Tiesto’s Grammy win
MGM Grand:
Monday, March 2, 2015 @ 3:29 a.m.
Saturday night was an award-winning evening as Hakkasan at MGM Grand hosted a celebration for resident DJ Tiesto in honor of him winning his first Grammy Award in February for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical, for John Legend’s “All of Me.”
Pentatonix at the Chelsea on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Photos: Pentatonix make a cappella cool at sold-out Chelsea concert
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas:
Monday, March 2, 2015 @ 1:56 a.m.
Pentatonix, the Grammy Award-winning a cappella group and Season 3 winners of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” have recently performed everywhere from the tree-lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center to the Kennedy Center Honors.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are shown in this composite from file photos.
Beware of ticket scams for Mayweather Jr.-Pacquiao fight May 2 at MGM
Boxing:
Sunday, March 1, 2015 @ 8:55 p.m.
It’s a warning not to get scammed. We don’t want our Las Vegas visitors and locals ripped off trying to purchase hard-to-get tickets for the May 2 fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Liberace, the piano virtuoso who became known as "Mr. Showmanship," is shown with Elvis Presley at the Riviera in Las Vegas in November 1956.
Celebrity preview: Liberace, Shania Twain, Chumlee, Pentatonix, Roseanne, Jay Leno
Las Vegas:
Friday, February 27, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
The glitz and glamour of Liberace is reborn this weekend — along with his famed mirror-decorated and rhinestone-covered pianos — with a gala to benefit Opera Las Vegas as his mansion is reopened. It’s 28 years to the month that Wladziu Valentino Liberace died.
Day 2 of the inaugural Route 91 Harvest country music festival with headliner Dierks Bentley on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at MGM Resorts Village.
Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Lady A to headline second-annual Route 91 Harvest
Music:
Friday, February 27, 2015 @ 4:03 p.m.
Jake Owen, A Thousand Horses, Frankie Ballard, Mark Chesnutt, Easton Corbin, Clare Dunn, Brett Eldredge, Gloriana, Joe Nichols, Jon Pardi, Chase Rice, The Cadillac Three, Thomas Rhett, Austin Webb and Drake White also will join the all-star lineup.
Kerry Simon and Sammy Hagar celebrate the second anniversary of KGB (Kerry's Gourmet Burgers) in Harrah's on Saturday, June 2, 2012.
Ailing Kerry Simon to close Simon in Palms Place, KGB in Harrah’s
Dining:
Friday, February 27, 2015 @ 1:47 p.m.
Vegas DeLuxe has learned exclusively that KGB in at Harrah’s and his popular Simon Restaurant & Lounge in Palms Place will be shuttered shortly. Carson Kitchen downtown will remain open.
The Grand Bazaar Shops open with a champagne toast at midnight Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at Bally’s.
Swarovski Crystal Starburst ushers Grand Bazaar Shops opening at midnight
Bally’s:
Thursday, February 26, 2015 @ 8:38 p.m.
There’s a multitude of shops, boutiques, dining options and interactive fun experiences packed into the 2-acre outdoor shopping promenade not to be found anywhere else, so call it a grand new world of shopping and entertainment.
Margot Robbie and Will Smith play con artists in "(Never Lose) Focus."
Strip Scribbles: Will Smith’s movie magic in ‘Focus’; Boyz II Men’s anniversary
Las Vegas:
Thursday, February 26, 2015 @ 7 p.m.
This is the weekend that Boyz II Men celebrate their second anniversary at the Mirage, and the smooth-as-silk R&B singers are far from the end of the road, as the popular, award-winning trio now have dates on sale through Dec. 27.
Plans for an Elvis attraction are revealed Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at Westgate Las Vegas.
Photos: Priscilla Presley to open Elvis attraction, show April 23 at Westgate
Music:
Thursday, February 26, 2015 @ 6:01 p.m.
“After a 40-year absence, it’s time for the authentic Elvis Presley to return to Las Vegas,” said Joel Weinshanker, managing partner of Graceland Holdings LLC. “Elvis redefined live entertainment in Las Vegas.”
Runners are shown at a dust party after the first Color Run on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, in downtown Las Vegas. About 5,000 participants ran a 5K event that benefits Three Square food bank.
Weekend Best Bets: Rascal Flatts, Pentatonix and the Color Run
Las Vegas:
Thursday, February 26, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
There’s good reason to step out and enjoy the brisk weather this weekend, with a colorful variety of musical offerings and benefit runs highlighting the days ahead. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets: