Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 2 a.m.
So there probably won’t be an official, public celebration for the greatest expansion team in the history of major league sports, our Vegas Golden Knights — thanks a lot, Clark County Commission — but nothing could stop the players from getting together to party one last time. Their chosen destination? The Palms, specifically the new Scotch 80 Prime restaurant on Friday night where the Knights feasted on flaming seafood towers, steak and crab cocktails. After the meal and a tour of the kitchen, some moved across the casino to catch Blink-182 in concert at the Pearl and then up to the 55th floor for a nightcap at Apex Social Club.
Golden Knights star forward William Karlsson celebrated his high-scoring season with a Wynn Nightlife double-header on Friday. He hit Encore Beach Club during Afrojack’s daytime set and visited XS Friday night when Alesso was on the decks and musicians Austin Mahone and Pia Mia were also in the crowd. Mahone took the stage Saturday at the Flamingo’s Go Pool.
More clubbin’ athletes were spotted at Drai’s Friday night, including the Seattle Seahawks’ Brandon Marshall, the Arizona Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson, the Houston Rockets’ James Harden and Chelsea FC’s Ross Barkley. At the rooftop hot spot on Saturday night, none other than T’Challa himself Chadwick Boseman stopped by to catch a live performance from Tip “T.I.” Harris. New WBO welterweight champ Terence Crawford was in the house, too, celebrating his victory over Jeff Horn at MGM Grand Garden Arena earlier that night.
Former NHL all-star Colby Armstrong and his wife Mel Armstrong hosted three of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team tragedy survivors, Nick Shumlanski, Brayden Camrud and Tyler Smith, for a performance of “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace on June 8. It was the grand finale of an unforgettable week in Las Vegas for the players, who also attend Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals at T-Mobile Arena. Fifteen people died and 14 more were injured in a bus crash carrying the team in Saskatchewan, Canada, in April.
A quick update on the Strip’s newest show: “Marilyn! The New Musical” is officially taking a summer hiatus. After debuting at the Paris Theater last month and throwing a big grand opening performance and party on June 1, the show will continue nightly at 7 p.m. through June 17. After that, it will break until September “in order to further refine the show and prepare … to launch a national tour.” We’ll wait and see what happens.