Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | 10:02 p.m.
Sidney Crosby, captain of the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins, celebrated his ice hockey team’s championship win against the San Jose Sharks in the NHL Finals with a stop at Fizz champagne lounge at Caesars Palace on Tuesday night.
Sidney, dressed in black, arrived alongside former Penguin Pascal Dupuis, also in black, to toast team members and celebrate their win in grand fashion the night before an NHL expansion team in Las Vegas became official.
The two partied in Las Vegas style as they poured a 3-liter Moet Imperial Gold Limited Edition bottle of champagne, valued at $7,000, into the iconic trophy. Fizz is owned by Caesars headliner Sir Elton John and his husband, David Furnish.
FACEBOOK CAMPUS? In the tech world of Silicon Valley, it’s a known fact that the Google, Apple and Amazon giants have beautiful campuses for their employees, but Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg wants to outdo them despite already having a 430,000-square-foot Menlo Park, Calif., campus with the largest open-office workspace in the world.
I’ve heard the first rumor that he’s turned a very interested eye to the just-demolished site of the Riviera. Our LVCVA, which owns that land for convention expansion, doesn’t want the entire cost to become a burden, so it has started talking with parties in using some of its space.
Facebook would have a mighty powerful presence in the Entertainment Capital of the World if it becomes a reality. It’s possible, too, that Sheldon Adelson’s new Raiders relocation stadium could be built there.
BEER PONG + HIP-HOP: The qualifying tournament for the July 6-10 World Series of Beer Pong with the top prize of $50,000 at Westgate Las Vegas begins at Beer Park at the Paris on Thursday night. The tournament features 32 teams of two, and they can consume a free pitcher of beer during play.
It’s the Olympics of hip-hop with nearly 4,000 street dance champions from 50 countries taking part in the 15th Annual World Hip Hop Dance battle from Aug. 5-13 at Westin Lake Las Vegas before the world finals at the Thomas & Mack Center.
4D MOVIE + MOTION MOVIE EXPERIENCE: Two new movie experiences have opened in Adventuredome at Circus Circus. The mammoth 4D “Ice Age” follows the eye-popping adventures of a beloved pre-historic squirrel on an epic odyssey in time travel. The nine-minute cartoon comes complete with in-theater special effects to further engage the audience’s senses.
In “Pacific Rime Motion Movie,” monstrous creatures rise from the sea to attack cities and threaten mankind. It’s a no-hold’s-barred brawl that has the audience along for the ride with explosive special effects, heart-pounding action and ground-shaking motion.
ON THE MOVE: After Loni Love’s July 16 comedy show for the Lipshtick series in Sands Showroom where Human Nature stars in “Jukebox” at the Venetian, the comediennes will move to a new home in nearby Palazzo theater where Clint Holmes and “Baz: Star Crossed Love” will be performing. Garfunkel and Oates will open the run at Palazzo on July 23, with Lisa Lampanelli following July 30.
BRAVO, GUY: Baltimore Ravens defensive end Lawrence Guy never forgets his Las Vegas heritage. On Monday, he hosted a barbecue and family field day at Andre Agassi Boys & Girls Club. He picked up the entire tab for 200 kids and their families, treating them to a barbecue, games, activities and photo booth.
Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” fame has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past 15 years giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.