Swarovski Crystal Starburst ushers Grand Bazaar Shops opening at midnight

New look: The Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s open on February 26.

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New look: The Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s open on February 26.

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 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

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:
Ben Vereen at Cirque du Soleil's "Zumanity" in New York-New York on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.

Preview: New-look, new-energy ‘Zumanity’ at New York-New York

Cirque du Soleil:
Thursday, February 26, 2015 @ 12:28 p.m.
If Cirque du Soleil shocked and scandalized when it launched its “naughty side” “Zumanity” nearly 12 years ago, think how much farther it pushes the envelope when tonight’s revamp of the show is revealed.
Simon Morley and David Friend of “Puppetry of the Penis.”
Q+A: Simon Morley of ‘Puppetry of the Penis’ talks path to Las Vegas
Adult Entertainment:
Thursday, February 26, 2015 @ 2 a.m.
It’s one of the most unique and unusual shows ever brought to Las Vegas, and because it involves male nudity, it won’t be staged in a Strip casino hotel. Vegas DeLuxe has the “below the belt” exclusive.
Atomic Liquors in downtown Las Vegas.
Ben Vaughn’s art of the bar: Characteristics that make a watering hole great
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 @ 10:30 p.m.
As you might or might not already know, I’m opening a restaurant here in Las Vegas this year. My restaurant will sit next door to the iconic Las Vegas drinking establishment known formally as Atomic Liquors.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates his 38th birthday Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at Hyde Bellagio.
Photos: Floyd Mayweather Jr. toasts his 38th birthday at Hyde Bellagio
The Strip:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 @ 8:02 p.m.
Staying in tip-top shape for the highly anticipated fight against Manny Pacquiao on May 2 at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Floyd Mayweather Jr. didn’t drink alcohol at Hyde, instead sipping Coke during the evening.
Joey Logano celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Strip Scribbles: TSA, FAA cause high-roller headaches for NASCAR race; Carrot Top turns 50
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m.
Celebrities and high-rollers planning to fly helicopters to and from the NASCAR races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from March 7-8 had their plans go awry because of new TSA and FAA flight regulations.
District Attorney Steve Wolfson talks during an interview Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.
District Attorney Steve Wolfson, staff on reality-TV series ‘Vegas D.A.’
Television:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 @ 4:58 p.m.
Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson and his staff are under the glare of lights and cameras all week at the Regional Justice Center as crews shoot episodes of reality-TV series “Vegas D.A.”
 Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts arrive for the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Preview: Rascal Flatts bring ‘Vegas Riot’ to the Joint through March 14
Hard Rock Hotel:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 @ 4:02 p.m.
It’s only nine nights of shows, but top-selling country stars Rascal Flatts kick off their first Las Vegas run tonight with such a bang in the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel, you can bet they’ll be returning later for an even longer run. No wonder their shows are being dubbed “Vegas Riot.”
“Nice Work If You Can Get It” starring Matthew Broderick on Broadway.
Review: Brilliant, laugh-out-loud ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’
The Smith Center:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 @ 1:55 p.m.
What a joyous comedic romp with the George and Ira Gershwin musical “Nice Work If You Can Get It” at the Smith Center on Tuesday night. I’ve never seen or heard the normally staid main hall come alive with so much out-loud laughter.
Calvin Harris models for Emporio Armani Underwear. Awesome.
Nude pics of Calvin Harris; Mayweather-Pacquiao ticket$; Elvis sites, Aerosmith run at Westgate?
Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 @ 11:31 p.m.
Calvin Harris, who is the latest body and face for Emporio Armani underwear, has hired lawyers to stop nude photographs of him being sent to porn and media outlets. They’ve been warned of facing court action if they are published.
Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts, delivers the keynote address at Colliers International Annual Seminar at the Boston Convention Center in Boston, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Wynn says his $1.6 billion resort on the waterfront across Boston will offer the largest hotel rooms outside of Las Vegas.
New PBS doc features Meryl Streep, Steve Wynn’s collection of Monet
Art:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 @ 10:28 p.m.
TV viewers will get an intimate look at Steve Wynn’s extraordinary art collection when PBS has its national pledge campaign this spring. The ”Monet’s Palate” documentary features hotel mogul Steve with its opening narration by actress Meryl Streep.
Britney Spears celebrates “Britney Day” at the High Roller in the Linq Promenade on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Britney Spears to extend Planet Hollywood contract? Thirty shows for J.Lo?
Music:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 @ 6:38 p.m.
Let’s put to rest the rumors about pop princess Britney Spears’ residency of her show “Britney: Piece of Me” at Planet Hollywood. New dates for her fall shows at Axis at Planet Hollywood will be announced shortly, with tickets going on sale early spring.