Her Vegas: 'I Love the '90s', Omnia and more
Turn Back the Clock
The Paris Theater has been visited by so many different shows over the years, from headliners like Barry Manilow and Engelbert Humperdinck to musical spectaculars like The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Cheap Trick’s Sgt. Pepper Live. But the classically styled venue has never had a show like this, one where it’s practically a guarantee that the audience members will very rarely be planted in their plush seats.
Salt-N-Pepa’s I Love the ’90s—The Vegas Show is a straight-up nostalgic dance party from start to finish. The legendary hip-hop trio of Cheryl James (Salt), Sandra Denton (Pepa) and Deidra Roper (DJ Spinderella) have been a big part of the I Love the ’90s touring show that has been selling out arenas across the country for three years, and they are co-producers of the Vegas version, which similarly rotates different pop, soul, rock and rap stars from that decade of great music onstage at different dates. Among the favorite acts taking turns at Paris are crooning quartet All-4-One, Dru Hill, Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath, rap duo Kid ‘n Play, Rob Base (who, with the late DJ EZ Rock, created the classic dance hit “It Takes Two”) and hitmaking girl group En Vogue.
The difference with this production is the way the different artists collaborate, mix and mingle onstage, rather than just perform their own individual sets in a typical music fest format. Backed by a DJ, a live drummer and an elite dance squad, these ’90s icons roll out their greatest hits like one big musical family, such as when All-4-One sang backup vocals on rapper Base’s classic track “Joy & Pain.”
And Salt-N-Pepa simply sets the stage on fire, volleying between chart-toppers like “Shoop” and “Whatta Man” with longtime fans favorites like “I’ll Take Your Man” and “Push It.” These three add up to one act with infinite energy and style, setting the tone for one of the most memorable nights of music in Las Vegas—and, as the ladies of Salt-N-Pepa are quick to point out, the first real hip-hop residency in a theater on the Strip. C’mon, you know you love the ’90s; grab your like-minded friends, get those ’90s clothes out and get ready to do those dance moves you haven’t used in decades. –Brock Radke
Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar brings a little Chicago to Las Vegas with a fresh, lively atmosphere and menu. Try the 22-ounce, 42-day dry-aged bone-in ribeye, a steak of unmatched richness. Pair it with ideal side dishes like creamed spinach with blue cheese and caramelized onions or the truffle mac & cheese. –Brock Radke
Park MGM, 5-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 5-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 702.730.6700
Party of Five
The intimate and luxurious Spa at Red Rock Resort by Well & Being offers groups of five or more the option of a Spa’rty package, where you can customize your experience with your own spa coordinator to book massage, body or facial treatments or fitness classes, put together a food and beverage menu and reserve some private space for your group to lounge around after the spa services are completed. –Kiko Miyasato
Red Rock Resort, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 702.797.7878
There’s so many Instagram-worthy moments to experience at Omnia: The A-list DJ roster, including DJ Burns (Nov. 20); the expansive balcony overlooking the Strip; the über-VIP tables; and the stunning and massive kinetic LED chandelier that fluidly moves and morphs into different shapes, all while glowing colors of the rainbow. –KM
Caesars Palace, opens at 10:30 p.m. Tues. & Thurs.-Sat., cover charges varies. 702.785.6200