Celebrity preview: Eva Longoria, Chris Brown, Nick Jonas, Erasure, Phish, Halloween parties g(al)ore

Domenick Allen, Leigh Zimmerman, Eva Longoria and Robin Leach attend the Nevada Ballet's 2012 Woman of the Year event at CityCenter's Cartier in Aria on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. Eva Longoria was honored at the 28th annual event.

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Domenick Allen, Leigh Zimmerman, Eva Longoria and Robin Leach attend the Nevada Ballet's 2012 Woman of the Year event at CityCenter's Cartier in Aria on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. Eva Longoria was honored at the 28th annual event.

Las Vegas:
Friday, October 31, 2014 @ 2 p.m.
Happy 150th birthday, Nevada! Today officially marks the anniversary of our Silver State. It’s Nevada Day, and Las Vegas celebrates with its first-ever parade. Don’t confuse that sesquicentennial celebration with the fifth-annual Halloween Parade along Fremont Street.
Singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha.

Q+A: Bebe Rexha can’t stop drinking about you at Hyde Bellagio

Music:
Friday, October 31, 2014 @ 2 a.m.
Singer-songwriter and producer Bebe Rexha’s career is on quite the roll. She co-wrote “Monster,” the No. 1 hit by Eminem; she’s the featured vocalist on “Take Me Home” by Cash Cash; and her single, “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You,” is all over the airwaves.
Chris Brown performs during the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.

Halloween Weekend: Nick Jonas, Chris Brown, Erasure, R3hab, Bebe Rexha and Fetish & Fantasy

Nightlife:
Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 9 p.m.
Security at Strip hotels is being tightened for Halloween this weekend to ensure that partygoers don’t break outdated Casino Commission rulings. Your real-life face must match your driver license, so don’t plan on macabre makeup.
Kerry Simon and Elizabeth Blau attend the Simon Says Fight MSA benefit at Keep Memory Alive event center Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.

Kerry Simon’s first MSA conference aims to plan roadmap of research

Lou Ruvo Center:
Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 8:02 p.m.
The Multiple System Atrophy community will be represented by nearly 100 people wanting the global meeting to serve as a springboard for research, therapeutic initiatives, awareness and advocacy.
KISS arrives at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 1, 2012.

KISS specials abound at Hard Rock Hotel ahead of November shows

Music:
Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 6:37 p.m.
To welcome entertainment legend KISS to the Hard Rock Hotel, the casino-resort’s overall atmosphere is being revamped in true rock-star style with special menus, drinks, spa treatments and even an official pop-up store.
Opening night of Britney Spears’ “Britney: Piece of Me” on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at The Axis in Planet Hollywood.
Strip Scribbles: Battle over Britney Spears; NHL meeting confirmed; Gordon Ramsay’s millionth
Las Vegas:
Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 6:01 p.m.
MGM Resorts chiefs have finally confirmed rumors reported here in August that they had discussions about an NHL team coming to their new $375 million arena, park and entertainment district under construction behind New York-New York and Monte Carlo.
Cirque du Soleil artist Greg Pennes and dancers perform in "The Ballet," choreography by Jacqui Lynn Guimond, during "A Choreographers' Showcase," a presentation by Nevada Ballet Theater and Cirque du Soleil in the Mystere Theater at Treasure Island on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Another performance is scheduled for Oct. 13.
Weekend best bets: Phish, Life in Death festival and Choreographers’ Showcase
Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 6 p.m.
Halloween is upon us, but if trick-or-treating and haunted houses aren’t your thing, there’s still plenty to do this weekend in Las Vegas — no costumes required. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Criss Angel, with Maestro and Nathan Burton, celebrates the fifth anniversary of his Cirque du Soleil show “Believe” at the Luxor on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at a party at Rx Boiler Room in Mandalay Place.
Criss Angel to launch third production, aims for six in next four years
Magic:
Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 4:58 p.m.
Juggling three shows will take magic powers as Criss Angel continues with his 10-year-deal for “Believe” on the Strip. He premieres “Mindfreak Live” at Foxwoods in Connecticut next month and again in January with a two-week East Coast tour.
Eric Singer, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Tommy Thayer of KISS present nominees for Vocal Group of the Year during the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 1, 2012, in Las Vegas.
Paul Stanley of KISS: ‘Winning and living on your own terms defines rock and roll’
Music:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 11:57 p.m.
“Forty years of doing this means 40 years of being victorious. Every time I step up onstage with the makeup on, it’s a victory lap. I mean this is extraordinary. We’re not a rock band; we’re a phenomenon.”
“Zombie Burlesque” at V Theater in Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.
Review: ‘Zombie Burlesque’ is dead-on fun, frivolity and flirtatiousness
Planet Hollywood:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 11:03 p.m.
The hysterically funny songs, outrageous MC Enoch Scott and the mind-numbing contortionist Alonzo Jones (Turf) will keep you in a high-octane state during David Saxe’s “Zombie Burlesque” at his V Theater.
Caesars Palace superstar headliner Celine Dion celebrates the 200th show in her current run Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Caesars Palace.
Celine Dion says she is ‘getting ready to come back to work’
Caesars Palace:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 10:35 p.m.
And the rumors of Jennifer Lopez and Kanye West receiving mega-million contract offers are apparently baseless. “They’re just rumors,” I was reliably told. ”There are no mega-bucks offers or contracts in the works.”
Hall of Fame Inductees KISS — Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley — speak at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday, April, 10, 2014, in New York.
KISS recruits roadies from Nellis AFB for Joint run Nov. 5-23
Music:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 9:54 p.m.
Master Sgt. Jason Borkhuis, Sgt. First Class Cory DeMille and Sgt. Richard Reichert were chosen by KISS. The three brave men have a total 60-plus years of service and are highly decorated and well respected in the armed forces community.
Vince Neil and his Las Vegas Outlaws announcement with friends, including Robin Leach, Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Derek Stevens and Carrot Top, on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.
Strip Scribbles: Vince Neil, Las Vegas Outlaws, Criss Angel, Houdini, ‘Ink Master’
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 6 p.m.
The rivalry is on between Motley Crue and hometown rocker Vince Neil and his new Arena Football League team the Las Vegas Outlaws and the L.A. Kiss owned by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS.
Yusho's maitake mushroom ramen is not to be missed.
Baby’s Badass Burgers; Sushi Roku; Border Grill; Yusho After Dark; truffle season
Counter Intelligence:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 4:57 p.m.
Beautiful, badass and bombastic burgers are the main attraction on the playful pink truck introduced today in Las Vegas. Yes, there’s a babe on board to serve the made-to-order burgers. Precise Badass Locations of the Day are announced on Facebook.
Kim Kardashian West, right, with Robin Antin, Simon Huck, Joyce Bonelli and Jonathan Cheban, celebrates her 34th birthday at Tao on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in the Venetian.
Tao gets million-dollar menu and venue makeover at the Venetian
Dining:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 4:02 p.m.
Restaurant Business reported weeks ago that Tao generated $64.6 million in sales in 2013, making it the highest-grossing independent restaurant in America. Normally, the rules are don’t mess with success and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.