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May 24, 2019

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Weekend Rewind: Michael J. Fox, Mario Lopez, Rita Ora and more

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Rita Ora gets her karaoke on at On the Record.

In only a season and a half, the Vegas Golden Knights have brought dozens of celebrities and entertainers up to the Fortress to crank the siren with hosts Mark Shunock and Wayne “Big D” Danielson and get the T-Mobile Arena fans fired up before the puck drops. Remember when Criss Angel and Lil Jon did the honors before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals? Saturday night’s big win over Nashville was marked by one of the loudest ovations yet for Michael J. Fox, who was in town for a golf weekend with friends and took the time to don a Knights jersey and make some memories at T-Mobile.

More celeb sightings: MMA fighter Amanda Lucas, daughter of George Lucas, enjoyed “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace Friday night; actor and TV host Mario Lopez had his mind blown at Criss Angel’s “Mindfreak” performance at Planet Hollywood on Friday; TV and film favorite Chazz Palminteri partied at Tao Nightclub at the Venetian Saturday night; and snowboarding superstar Shaun White and his Phantogram-fronting girlfriend rocker Sarah Barthel celebrated her birthday Saturday night at On the Record at Park MGM with club operators Jonnie and Mark Houston, actors Milo Ventimiglia and Wilmer Valderrama and British pop star Rita Ora.

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Criss Angel and Mario Lopez toast at Planet Hollywood.

MGM Grand will host an exclusive dining experience honoring the late chef Joël Robuchon on March 7 at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, a seven-course tasting menu of time-honored classics prepared by the master’s protégés, including L’Atelier executive chef Jimmy Lisnard, culinary director Eric Bouchenoire, corporate chef Tomonori Danzaki, corporate executive pastry chef Francois Benot, director of wine Michael Rone and Joël Robuchon Restaurant executive chef Christophe De Lellis. Limited reservations are available for this one-night-only event at 702-891-7351.

Presented by MGM Resorts International and Cirque du Soleil, One Night for One Drop 2019 has signed on some serious star power. Set for March 8 at the O Theatre at Bellagio, the gala show and party to raise funds and awareness for the One Drop Foundation will welcome legendary composer Hans Zimmer this year and three of his compositions. Also taking part will be the Blue Man Group, choreographers Andrew Winghart and Alexander Ekman and creative team Keone and Mari.

Tickets are now on sale for Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox Hideaway, an interactive musical cabaret with a rotating cast of performers from the PMJ universe set to begin weekly performances at 1 OAK Nightclub at the Mirage on April 12. The show will play 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday with Matt Goss’ vintage Vegas show moving to Sunday nights.

The annual Big Blues Bender has been rocking and rolling at the Plaza in downtown Las Vegas in recent years and building momentum. Now it’s moving on up. The festival’s sixth annual event will be held September 5-8 at the Hard Rock Hotel. “There is no better home for the Bender than the Hard Rock,” said founder and CEO AJ Gross. “The venues are outstanding, the amenities are world-class, and the spectacular resort environment will make this Bender a luxurious experience Blues fans will never want to leave.”