New Attractions in Las Vegas

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Several new restaurants, venues and attractions are set to open in Las Vegas, including a state-of-the-art 5,200-seat theater and a new exhibit celebrating one of the world’s most famous athletes.

Included in the soon-to-open venues and events are:

  • Entertainment Epicenter, a new site scheduled to host well-known performers, Las Vegas’ first professional sports team and a new “place to play” concept.
  • The 5,200-seat Park Theater at Monte Carlo, with an already scheduled lineup including extended engagements from Bruno Mars, Cher and Ricky Martin. The space was designed to be transformed depending on the event, including one-off concerts, extended engagements and even sporting events.
  • Level Up, which will have MGM Grand’s new “place to play” concept and skill-based entertainment on The Strip. Offerings will include pay-to-play offerings in a social atmosphere, as well as skill-based games games such as Shuffleboard and Air Hockey.

New dining options will include:

  • Morimoto Las Vegas, located inside MGM Grand, headed by Japanese Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. The restaurant will have a menu of entrees and sushi, including “Chef’s Combination,” an assortment of sushi that features his famous Morimoto Stained Glass Rolls, as well as rare cuts of meat grilled in front of guests as part of a Teppan table experience.
  • Libertine Social at Mandalay Bay, Chef Shawn McClain’s third Las Vegas restaurant. The gastropub will have menu of shareable plates and mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim has designed the cocktail program. Every Saturday night the restaurant offers “Fireside Chats” with chef Jamaal Taherzadeh.
  • Chef Charlie Palmer’s Aureole at Mandalay Bay, which offers a tasting table experience and a menu concept focusing on “Surf, Root and Ranch”, with a suggested wine-by-the-glass pairing to accompany each dish.

For travelers interested in art and culture, new galleries and opening exhibits include:

  • Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art’s “I Am The Greatest: Muhammad Ali” exhibit, set to open on March 31. It celebrates the life and legacy of the heavyweight boxer and provides guests with a never-before-seen look into “The Champ’s” captivating and historic life.
  • The Trick Eye Experience, which will have hand-painted, three-dimensional Trick Eye murals created by Melanie Stimmell and her team of artists at LA-based street art company We Talk Chalk. Scenes currently include a scorpion crawling over a bell jar, a glass jar with macaroons and a shark springing from the water to devour a dock.

Additionally, Las Vegas’ first-ever professional ice hockey team will debut in the fall. The Vegas Golden Knights are set to appear at the 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena.