Her Vegas: Gwen Stefani, A Taste of Downtown and more
There’s no doubt that Gwen Stefani is one of the most colorful princesses on the pop scene. Like a veritable confection of musical candy, everything about her is brighter than reality. With a sunny wardrobe, cherry-red lipstick and flowing vanilla hair, it’s hard not to think of Stefani as anything but sweet.
Her music may be fizzy and fun, but Stefani is anything but a lightweight when it comes to her career. Instrumental in founding No Doubt with brother Eric, she suspended her college studies to tour when the band achieved mainstream success. By the time she’d settled back into the classroom, No Doubt had already received a Grammy nod and Stefani had earned the title “Queen of Confessional Pop” by Rolling Stone magazine.
Stefani’s sensibilities lend themselves to a variety of business enterprises and charitable causes. She’s created lines of cosmetics, perfumes, eyeglasses and two clothing brands that reflect her style. In 2014, Nickelodeon network collaborated with the star on an animated series to inspire individuality in young girls.
After branching out from No Doubt, Stefani racked up numerous awards for female-centric hits like “Rich Girl,” “Hollaback Girl” and “The Sweet Escape.” Her star rose even higher after sliding into the coach’s chair for season seven of The Voice. Still a member of the cast, she initially alternated places with fellow judge Christina Aguilera.
This year, Stefani and Aguilera are once again taking turns, this time headlining at Planet Hollywood Resort’s Zappos Theater. Gwen Stefani—Just A Girl integrates the biggest songs from the No Doubt era with top-selling solo albums like Love. Angel. Music. Baby. and This Is What the Truth Feels Like. Expect a dazzling night of nonstop song and dance, wild costumes and, of course, an explosion of color. –Sam Novak
Planet Hollywood Resort, 9 p.m., Oct. 11-12, 16, 18-19, 23, 25-26, 30 & Nov. 1-2, starting at $40 plus tax and fee. 800.745.3000 Ticketmaster
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Who wouldn’t want to reduce their cellulite? Well, now you can do it with a noninvasive anti-cellulite treatment from Italy. The celebrity-favorite treatment is now available for the first time in a U.S. spa at Qua Baths & Spa in Caesars Palace. The full-body Endospheres Therapy reduces cellulite and reawakens the skin using a compressive micro-vibration technology. To learn more, call the spa. –Kiko Miyasato
Caesars Palace, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 866.782.0655
Through the month of October all Station Casinos properties show support for breast cancer and the Susan G. Komen Nevada and American Cancer Society charities with its Project Pink initiative. You can help by looking for special pink celebrations at the properties, like desserts, cocktails, spa treatments, pink bingo packs and pink blackjack tables—a portion of what you spend will go towards the two charities. –KM
For more information visit bit.ly/projectpink19
The weather is gorgeous, so spend the evening poolside and celebrate some of the city’s finest restaurants at Taste of Downtown—Epicurean Event at the Plaza on Oct. 10. Guests can enjoy an assortment of amazing cuisine and innovative cocktails, and also give back to the city’s future culinary stars as proceeds support the Nevada Restaurant Association’s education and scholarship programs. –KM
Plaza, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10, $70, plazahotelcasino.com