Tonight (Sept. 15), talk show host Ellen DeGeneres hosts the cast of our hot new show “Magic Mike Live,” when they appear on her daily TV talk show. This week, she made her first visit to watch the remarkable live striptease at the Hard Rock Hotel and admitted to a one-of-a-kind experience with special guest and show creator, Channing Tatum, by her side. The program airs here on KVVU-TV (Channel 5), but check local listings for other locations.
The modern male burlesque production set in the mythical Club Domina is based on the hit films “Magic Mike” and “Magic Mike XXL.” The state-of-the-art venue is designed with the capabilities to house a show that features 13 of the hottest and most talented men in the country performing in front of, behind, above and all around the audience. Conceived by actor Channing Tatum and co-directed by Channing and film franchise choreographers Alison Faulk and Teresa Espinosa, the show features sexy and daring themed dance and strip routines punctuated by one-of-a-kind acts from a wildly diverse cast of performers.
If that doesn’t heat things up, the 69th prime time Emmy awards on Sunday night with Stephen Colbert as host expected to roast President Donald Trump and simultaneously hand over a Best Actor award to Alec Baldwin for his skewering of our Chief Executive on “Saturday Night Live.” Stephen could win several awards since he’s been nominated six times! Fans of “Games of Thrones” will be upset to learn there are no nominations for their favorite show as it broadcast too late to qualify this year. However, watch for HBO, Hulu and Netflix productions to scoop up numerous awards for Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern.
On Saturday — Mexico’s Independence Day — is a real boxing match at the T-Mobile Arena. And not the one recently between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor that boosted them to multimillionaire status. This time, it’s a 12-round, middleweight showdown between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on a seven-bout winning streak and Gennady Golovkin, who has a staggering record of 37 wins with 33 by knockout and no losses!
Hundreds of weightlifting fans were able to meet and take photos with some of their favorite bodybuilders, including current and former champions, at this week’s Meet the Olympians event at The Orleans Arena. It was held in conjunction with the Mr. Olympia contest taking place there this weekend.
Add in Mike Tyson, the San Gennaro Feast, Mexican Independence Day and Oktberfest with Sigfried & Roy, and it’s a blockbuster weekend. Finally though a note about Piff the Magic Dragon. He may well have been the Loser of Season 10 of “America’s Got Talent,” but he has proven he is anything but with the new that his popular residency at the Flamingo. It has been extended through the end of 2018. Even celebrated magician Penn Jillette, who headlines at the Rio stopped by to congratulate him. Then the duo went on stage in matching dragon outfits to perform some tricks together to the total surprise of the audience.
So time to wave a magic wand, shout out ‘abracadabra’ or “Viva La Mexico” and pull out this week’s edition of the Royal Robin Rundown from the rabbit’s hat or the sombrero:
• Ricky Martin at Park Theater at Monte Carlo for two days.
• Jennifer Lopez at Planet Hollywood for two days.
• Enrique Iglesias at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for two days.
• Carlos Santana at House of Blues all weekend.
• Alejandro Fernandez at T-Mobile Arena.
• Miguel Bose at the Palms.
• Ricardo Arjona at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas.
• Marco Antonio Solis at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
• Franco Escamilla at Hard Rock Hotel.
• The Beach Boys at Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
• Blue Oyster Cult at Golden Nugget.
• Catfish and the Bottlemen at Brooklyn Bowl.
• Average White Band at Santa Fe Station.
• Otherwise at Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel.
• Michelle Johnson at Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
• Leroy Sanchez at Topgolf Las Vegas.
• Remedy at Hard Rock Cafe.
• Louie Anderson at Red Rock Resort for two days.
• Hot Tamales at Boulder Station.
• Tickets on Sale for:
• Zion I at Brooklyn Bowl, Oct. 8.
• Chief Keef at Brooklyn Bowl, Oct. 17.
• Action Bronson at Brooklyn Bowl, Nov. 3.
• Matisyahu at Brooklyn Bowl, Nov. 12.
• Jerry Seinfeld at The Colosseum at Caesars, March 9-10, April 20-21, 2018.
• “Mike Tyson Undisputed Truth Round 2” at MGM Grand.
• Siegfried & Roy launch 14th annual Oktoberfest celebration at Hofbrauhaus.
• Mr. Olympia at The Orleans Arena at The Orleans for two days.
• El Grito ceremony kicks off Mexican Independence Day celebration at Forum Shops of Caesars Palace.
• San Gennaro Feast returns to Las Vegas at Ikea all weekend.
• Casadores Tequila giveaway at Golden Nugget all weekend.
• Mexican Independence celebration at Wynn Las Vegas.
• Three newly restored neon signs will be lit up at The Neon Museum.
• Lil Jon at Jewel nightclub.
• Calvin Harris at Omnia nightclub.
• Steve Aoki at Hakkasan nightclub.
• DJ Ikon at 1 Oak.
• DJ Que at The Bank.
• DJ Shift at Wet Republic.
• Eric Dlux at Liquid Pool Lounge.
• DJ D Miles at Bare Pool.
• Funnyman Bob Saget at Brooklyn Bowl.
• Marc Anthony at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
• George Benson at Sunset Station.
• Pepe Aguilar at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas.
• Creedence Clearwater Revisited at Cannery.
• Jonathan Butler at Foundry at SLS.
• Marc Anthony at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
• Kenny G at Primm Valley Resort.
• Through the Roots at Topgolf.
• Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day weekend celebration at O’Sheas Casino at The LINQ.
• Mexican Independence Day celebration at High Roller at The Linq.
• Celebrating Mexican Independence Day at Hussong’s Mexican Cantina.
• Talent Search for scary actors and actresses for the historic 25th season of Freakling Bros. “Horror Shows” at Red Rock Resort.
• St. Jude walk/run to End Childhood Cancer at Town Square.
• “Hello From Japan!” opens at Discovery Children’s Museum.
• Eighth annual Beerfest at Golden Nugget for two days.
• National Guacamole Day at Bandito Latin Kitchen & Cantina.
• Ricardo Laguna serves as Leg Tapper for Oktoberfest Celebration at Hofbrauhaus.
• Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin viewing party at Hyde Bellagio.
• Body Building Fan Favorite Fight Night After Party at Hyde Bellagio.
• Gusto at Jewel nightclub.
• Kaskade at Omnia nightclub.
• Tiesto at Hakkasan nightclub.
• YG at 1 Oak
• DJ Wellman at The Bank
• Tiesto at Wet Republic
• Chase B at Liquid pool lounge
• DJ Break at Bare pool
• Kesha at M pool
• Octoberfest kick-off party with Oompoporama at Brooklyn Bowl.
• Lily Tomlin at Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
• Frank LaSpina at Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
• Alejandra Guzman and Gloria Trevi at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
• Daniel Emmet Live in Concert at The Space.
• Tego Calderon at Rehab Beach Club.
• Genuwine at Rehab Beach Club.
• Mikey Francis at Omnia nightclub.
• Deorro at Hakkasan nightclub.
• Kid Conrad at The Bank.
• Hector Barba at Vista Cocktail Lounge.
• Kaskade at Wet Republic.
• DJ Cla at Liquid Pool Lounge.
• Greg Lopez at Bare Pool Lounge.
Enjoy your tequila shots but have a great safe weekend. And remember Celine Dion is back at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace as of Tuesday (Sept. 19) evening and my friend Engelbert Humperdinck celebrates his 50th anniversary tour with a stop at The Orleans next weekend.