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5 New Things To Do in Las Vegas: October 2018 Edition

October kicks off with a bang in Las Vegas, bringing a new show that features the sounds of the 1990s, a dining hall with five restaurants, a baby dolphin calf, a nightclub with a killer view of the city and more. Check out these five things that make you want to explore Las Vegas all over again.


Love everything about music from the 1990s? “I Love The ’90s—The Vegas Show” brings together Salt-N-Pepa, Rob Base and All-4-One starting on Friday, Oct. 12, with a rotating lineup of acts including En Vogue, Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, Kid ’n Play and Dru Hill. The 90-minute, dance party features a live DJ, nostalgic video content, dancers and more. Salt-N-Pepa, Rob Base and All-4-One perform Oct. 12, 14-15, 18-19, 21-22, 25-27 at 9 pm. Tickets start at $69.99. Paris Las Vegas, 702.777.7776

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Hattie B's (©The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas)

Foodie Heaven

Block 16 Urban Food Hall brings five new restaurants to the Strip including New Orleans restaurant District: Donuts. Sliders. Brew., Nashville’s hot Southern chicken joint Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, Lardo with sandwiches from Portland chef Rick Gencarelli, James Beard Award-winning chef Andy Ricker’s Pok Pok Wing from Portland, and Tekka Bar: Handroll & Sake, an original Japanese handroll and sake concept from locally acclaimed Las Vegas restaurateur Takashi Segawa. Open 6 am-4am daily. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 702.698.7000

A new dolphin calf at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat (©MGM Resorts)

Baby Dolphin Calf

Sofi and her calf are in the Birthing and Research pool at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, open to public viewing. Alongside the new mother and calf are Duchess, Huf N Puf, Bella and Coco, who celebrated her first birthday on July 17. The father of the new calf is Kenobi, a 19-year-old that resides at the Georgia Aquarium. Plans for naming the baby calf will be announced later. Open daily from 10 am-6 pm. $22 adults, $17 children 4-12. Mirage, 702.791.7188

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Apex Social Club (©Apex Social Club)

Heads Up

Head to the 55th floor of the Ivory Tower at the Palms for Apex Social Club with its 360-degree view, and one-of-a-kind art pieces that serve as a focal point for the room. Open Th-Su, 8 pm-4 am. Palms, 702.942.6832

The Stratosphere's Revamped Rooms

The Stratosphere just renovated 252 of its rooms with remodeled décor, new furniture and new amenities. Pale sky blue upholstery to storm cloud gray carpet deck the rooms that now feature halo-lit custom headboards, integrated storage cubbies in the beds, and integral charging stations equipped with USB ports on each of the side tables. Stratosphere, 702.380.7777

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New rooms at the Stratosphere (©Stratosphere)