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5 New Things to Do in Las Vegas: July 2018 Edition

Mariah Carey and Spago return, drink with the guys from "The Hangover" and more

Las Vegas heats up this summer with new shows, restaurants and more joining the fray. Check out these five new experiences that land in Las Vegas this summer.

Mariah Carey, the iconic chanteuse, returns to Las Vegas to perform from her extensive catalog of hits in her new show, “The Butterfly Returns.” Fans who missed her last residency can see the singer in what she’s dubbing a “more intimate” show. Carey’s all-new show highlights her massive library of pop hits and love songs that range from “We Belong Together” and “One Sweet Day” to “Vision of Love” and “Emotions.” Yes, she can still hit that note way up there. July 5, 7-8, 10, 14-15: Tickets are $55-$250. The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, 1.866.320.9763

Black bass at Spago at the Bellagio (©MGM Resorts)

Wolfgang Puck’s legendary Spago opened 25 years ago in Las Vegas, bringing an era of celebrity chefs to the city. Now the restaurant moves to the Bellagio, with a view of the fountains, Puck’s California-inspired menu, and favorite dishes from the past. Open Su-Th, 11:30 am-10:30 pm; F-Sa, 11:30 am-11 pm. Bellagio, 702.693.8181

"Global Rainbow" now shines over Fashion Show mall. (©General Growth Properties)

Fashion Show increases its public art collection with a larger-than-life art light installation along with its all-new sculpture garden. “Global Rainbow” from artist Yvette Mattern beams seven rays of laser light from the rooftop of the shopping center from dusk to dawn. Other new installations include “Heartfullness” designed by Katy Boynton, a steel replica of a heart that has been repeatedly broken and pieced back together, and “InSpire,” a huge, geometric laser-cut 3-D sculpture created by HYBYCOZO, the project acronym stands for the Hyperspace Bypass Construction Zone and is inspired by the intersection of math, science, technology, geometry, material and light.

Primal Water at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (©MGM Resorts)

The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art unveils Primal Water, a collection curated by Midori Nishizawa that uses water as a motif to connect contemporary Japanese works. The 28 works include painting, sculpture, photography, site-specific installation and ­film. The 14 featured artists span over four generations, and each work approaches the theme of water in different ways. Through Oct. 21. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for Nevada residents, seniors 65 and older, and students, teachers and military with valid ID. Children 12 and younger are free. For groups of 10 or more, the gallery offers special pricing of $10 per person. Bellagio, 702.693.7871

The Hangover Bar at Madame Tussauds (©Venetian)

Nurse your thirst in the brand new Hangover Bar at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. Step beyond the screen and join the Wolf Pack on a rooftop bar in an immersive experience like no other. Try custom “Hangover” themed drinks such as Wolf Pack Shots. Open daily at 10 am. Call for pricing. The Venetian, 702.862.7800