Six New Things to Try in Las Vegas: November 2018 Edition

See a "Friends" tribute show, dine on Kobe beef, fly high and more

Just like that, 2018 has flown by and as usual, Las Vegas has even more fun to offer. November features a new show that tips its hat to the TV show "Friends," a steakhouse that has real Kobe beef, a new zipline on the Strip, a way to get up close and personal with butterflies, a cocktail lounge that stays open late and a new hotel, ready to explore.

I’ll Be There For You

Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey and Phoebe return to celebrate and poke fun at the wacky misadventures of a group of 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan. FRIENDS! The Musical Parody captures some fan favorite moments from the original TV show. Th-Tu, 8:38 pm. $59-$89. D Las Vegas, 702.388.2111

Scotch 80 Prime at the Palms

Steak Perfection

Find USDA Prime Beef, certified Japanese Kobe beef, chicken, chops and seafood on the menu at Scotch 80 Prime. A world-class scotch collection features the Macallan Fine & Rare Vintage collection. Throughout the space, a selection of world-class artwork including pieces from Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, KAWS, Damien Hirst and Scott Hove. Su-Th, 5-10 pm; F-Sa until midnight. Palms, 702.942.7777

Thrill-Seeker Alert

The newest attraction on the Strip lets riders zip along on one of 10 side-by-side ziplines either seated or superhero style at the new Fly Linq at The Linq Promenade, the only zipline on the Strip, opening on Nov. 9. Flyers get launched from 114 feet above the shopping district across 1,121 feet to the base of the High Roller flying either seated or superhero style. Grab a group 10 to fly at the same time from the front of the open-air promenade to the back from 12 stories up. 11:30 am-2 am daily. Seated, $25 by day, $35 by night; superhero, $30 by day, $40 by night. Riders must weigh between 80 pounds and 300 pounds. The Linq Promenade, 702.777.2782

The Butterfly Effect

Butterflies take flight at the Springs Preserve now through Nov. 18. Watch hundreds of free-flying butterflies in the preserve’s Butterfly Habitat. Learn about the fascinating dance between butterflies and the plants that sustain them. Open daily from 10 am to 3 pm. $3. Springs Preserve,  333 S. Valley View Blvd., 702.822.7700

Electric Cocktails

Avant-garde cocktail creations collide with an electric environment at this new bar on the casino floor. Electra Cocktail Club specializes in rums, agricoles and mezcals, but the bartenders can craft a sensory-pleasing cocktail tailored to your mood for the night. Open 4 pm-3 am daily. The Palazzo, 702.607.1950

Luxurious Wanderer

The new NoMad Las Vegas features 293 rooms set in a luxury hotel experience within the newly opened Park MGM. The property will include a high-limit casino, Moroccan-inspired pool and NoMad Bar and NoMad Restaurant. The hotel’s guestrooms will be residential in feel, with many featuring signature NoMad freestanding bathtubs. Each room is appointed with hand-selected, richly textured custom-designed furnishings and original artwork. NoMad, 833.706.6623

 

Susan Stapleton
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