Thursday, July 3, 2014 | 4:28 p.m.
Here are Tonight’s Tips in the Entertainment Capital of the World:
Those gorgeous gridiron girls from the Las Vegas Sin formerly of the Lingerie Football League and now the Legends Football League take on Western Conference rival the Chicago Bliss in the last home game of the season at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Snoop Dogg DJs and perform at his cabaret show in Tao at the Venetian to kick off Fourth of July Weekend.
Ne-Yo is at Encore Beach Club in Steve Wynn’s Encore.
Michael Woods is at Hakkasan in MGM Grand.
Crazy Dishes is at Haze in Aria.
Gloriana is at Aliante, with a red carpet before their concert.
Touche Amore is at Hard Rock Live! on the Strip.
UFC fighters Junior Dos Santos, Glover Teixeira and Renan Barao join Octagon girls Jenny Andrade and Camila Oliveira for the UFC International Fight Week party at Rockhouse in the Venetian-Palazzo.
Tuff-N-Uff is at Texas Station.
Widespread Panic with guest Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe is at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel.
Leftover Salmon with Bill Payne of Little Feat is at Brooklyn Bowl in the Linq.
Tickets go on sale for The Band Perry at Star of the Desert Arena in Primm Valley on Oct. 3.
The 15th Annual Independence Day Jubilee is at Craig Ranch Regional Park.
The Las Vegas 51s battle the Salt Lake Bees at Cashman Field; a fireworks show follows the end of the baseball game.
Pyrotechnics galore follows NASCAR-sanctioned stock car racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Our guest columns with Donny Osmond, Terry Fator, Rick Harrison and Sabina Kelley start their Vegas DeLuxe duties next week as I head off for the cooler climes of Italy.
First, though, our weekly Weekend Celebrity Preview and on Monday another Strip Scribbles before departure, as we must celebrate the 100th show of “Vegas Nocturne” at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in the Cosmopolitan before my annual Italian vacation.
Happy Fourth of July, everybody! Enjoy the holiday!
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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Encore is nearly a mirror image of the Wynn Las Vegas, from the brown glass exterior to the style and placement of the logo — and it's just as luxurious as the original. Some call Encore the younger, hipper sister of Wynn.
Located steps from Wynn Las Vegas, yet under the same roof, Encore's fanciful and intimate atmosphere is unlike anything anywhere, with an environment that is uniquely Wynn and distinctly Encore.
Steve Wynn spared no detail in his newest property when designing Encore. The casino floor is decorated in rich reds, browns and purples with mosaic butterflies embedded into the marble floors and fresh flowers greeting guests in the casino atrium.
Luxury doesn't end of the casino floor. Encore boasts 2,034 impeccable guest rooms and suites. The standard suites resort accommodations are 700 square feet with the larger suites measuring in at 5,800 square feet. Standard suites guest rooms feature plasma screen TVs, high-end bath products, spectacular views of the Strip, and also plush linens and mattresses, which can be purchased in the Encore store, in case you can't get enough.
Dining options include Chef Theo Schoenegger's fine Italian cuisine at Chef Theo Schoenegger's, Sinatra's and the pan-Asian café creations of Chef Jet Tila at Wazuzu.
Guests can also dine on steaks and chops at star Botero Steak. At Switch, Encore's French restaurant, the walls come to life mid-meal and your surroundings appear to change before your eyes. For decadent, hip Asian dining before or after a night at one of resort’s ultra-chic nightclubs, visit Andrea’s, the newest dining experience at Encore.
XS headlines Encore's nightlife and pool party scene while Danny Gans takes care of humor and entertainment. Encore also features two of the most celebrated nightlife experiences in Vegas, XS Nightclub and Surrender. Both feature main room dance floors that flow outside to pools, patio spaces and gaming areas.
When the temperature rises, don’t miss Encore Beach Club, the premier daylife destination that features three tiered pools and luxurious cabanas and bungalows with private infinity pools.
Encore Esplanade features 11 high-end retail stores, with brands like Hermes, Chanel, Loro Piana and Rock, and Republic Piaget luxury watches. The resort also has a Forbes Five-Star spa, a salon and an 18-hole, on-site golf course, which is adjacent to the Wynn.