Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar talks ‘One Night for One Drop’ at Mirage in March

Creative director Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar gives a thumbs up during rehearsals for the upcoming Cirque du Soleil benefit "One Night | One Drop" on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Michael Jackson One Theater in Mandalay Bay.

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Creative director Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar gives a thumbs up during rehearsals for the upcoming Cirque du Soleil benefit "One Night | One Drop" on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Michael Jackson One Theater in Mandalay Bay.

Cirque du Soleil:
Friday, October 24, 2014 @ 2 a.m.
Cirque du Soleil’s ambitious voluntary cast effort for the annual, one-night-only “One Night for Drop” benefit performance is underway for the third consecutive year, and at the helm again for the second time is “The Beatles Love” performer Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar.
The grand opening of Eric Jordan Young’s “Shakin’ ” in Sin City Theater on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Planet Hollywood.

Four new shows in only 48 hours on the Las Vegas Strip, downtown

Theater:
Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 9:36 p.m.
I was emotionally moved and drained by the heart-wrenching play “Henri” at the Smith Center that dealt with elderly patients battling dementia. The production by former Clark County Commissioner Rory Reid’s daughter Ryan Elisabeth Reid stars actor James Williams.
Sauber driver Adrian Sutil of Germany, left, and Caterham driver Marcus Ericsson of Sweden steer their cars during the Formula One Russian Grand Prix at the 'Sochi Autodrom' Formula One circuit, in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014.

Strip Scribbles: Grand Prix street race, Santana, UFC, Buffalo Trace Whiskey

Las Vegas:
Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 6:01 p.m.
Motorsports insiders are whispering that a Grand Prix race may well be organized for the streets of our city. Pitpass and Autoweek blogs report that F1 track designer Hermann Tilke has already visited Las Vegas several times.
Weekend best bets: Life Is Beautiful, Jimmy Buffett and ALS Walk and Roll

Weekend best bets: Life Is Beautiful, Jimmy Buffett and ALS Walk and Roll

Las Vegas:
Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 6 p.m.
Life is beautiful, indeed. Downtown Las Vegas’ astutely named festival hits town for a second year this weekend, with the stars and up-and-comers of music, food and learning convening for three days of festivities.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian celebrate New Year's Eve at 1OAK in the Mirage on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.

Preview: Life Is Beautiful’s music, chefs and solar-powered, block-long restaurant

Downtown Las Vegas:
Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 3:59 p.m.
There are three days of exciting pop-up events, culinary demonstrations and hands-on appearances by some of the world’s best chefs and our own Las Vegas celebrity kitchen kings and queens.
Who needs snow when you can have real ice and the cool of the Cosmo?
Cosmopolitan’s Ice Rink to feature snow, ice skating, lodge
The Strip:
Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 3:02 p.m.
It’s a winter wonderland again at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas starting Nov. 21 when it once again transforms Boulevard Pool into the Ice Rink. This year it will feature falling snow, ice skating, fire pits and an intimate lodge experience.
Round 1 of the 2014 PBR Built Ford Tough Series World Finals at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at UNLV.
PBR World Finals Round 1: Four of Top Six riders move up leaderboard
Thomas & Mack:
Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 1:58 p.m.
More than 10,000 fans were on their feet at the Thomas & Mack Center to watch 2011 and 2012 world champion Silvano Alves jump into the No. 2 slot on the leaderboard — now just 399 points behind and ever closer to the $1 million payday bonus.
Britney Spears celebrates her official arrival at Planet Hollywood on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.
Star of the year Britney Spears to receive her day, key to the Strip
Planet Hollywood:
Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 7 a.m.
To recognize Britney Spears’ incredible success story, I can report that on Nov. 5, Clark County commissioners will proclaim it “Britney Spears Day,” and commission Chairman Steve Sisolak will present her with an official proclamation and the key to the Las Vegas Strip.
Eric Trump hosts a party at Trump International Hotel and Tower on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Eric Trump talks Atlantic City, ‘Apprentice,’ return of pageants to Las Vegas
Real Estate:
Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 2 a.m.
“What did Las Vegas do that Atlantic City didn’t? You built the best restaurants, you built the best shows, you have Red Rock Canyon, you have an unbelievable airport and the best convention facilities in the world.”
Jennifer Lopez performs at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012.
Will it be Jennifer Lopez vs. Britney Spears on the Strip?
Music:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 11:57 p.m.
The rumor mill in Hollywood is in overdrive with Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors that “Booty” pop diva Jennifer Lopez is about to sign a mini-residency for 72 shows in Axis at Planet Hollywood, home of Britney Spears’ “Britney: Piece of Me.”
Kerry Simon and Bill Murray attend the Simon Says Fight MSA benefit at Keep Memory Alive event center Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
Strip Scribbles: Jimmy Kimmel, Kerry Simon, Cleen Rock One on ‘Ink Master’
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 6 p.m.
Bill Murray and Kerry Simon have remained firm friends over the years, and the actor turned up for a fundraiser organized for Kerry at our Keep Memory Alive events center at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.
Bushwacker at South Point on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Las Vegas.
2014 PBR World Finals: Parties galore and Bushwacker set to retire
South Point:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 4:54 p.m.
Cowboy riders have long regarded 8-year-old bull Bushwacker as the meanest, ugliest, fiercest and rankest of them all. He retires finally after this week’s BFTS PBR World Finals.
The Killers, with frontman Brandon Flowers, close out Day 2 of Life Is Beautiful on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in downtown Las Vegas.
Sticker shock: Life Is Beautiful’s $249 festival and $40 parking passes
Downtown Las Vegas:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 2:56 p.m.
Is the $40 parking fee that Life Is Beautiful festival organizers are charging to visit the cordoned-off downtown area outrageously high? Is it a steep price that is best described as gouging?
Jenna Marbles and Robin Leach at the Season 4 opening of Ghostbar Dayclub on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at the Palms.
YouTube darling Jenna Marbles opens Season 4 of Ghostbar Dayclub
Dayclubs:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 11:58 a.m.
Shame on me for having never heard of Jenna Marbles! Also debuting for the season over the weekend: Lavo Party Brunch at Palazzo and XIV Vegas Sessions with its Resurrection soiree at Hyde Bellagio.
Eric Trump hosts a party at Trump International Hotel and Tower on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Eric Trump: ‘We’ve had so much good luck. We’re buying everything around the world’
Real Estate:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 2 a.m.
I’ve known Eric Trump since he was a youngster, and he’s grown up as a duplicate of The Donald following in his father’s famous footsteps. They sound alike and talk alike.