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Catch Bruno Mars June 16 at the Pearl at the Palms

WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge!

WE SAW THEM on the GRAMMYS and now we can check them out in person … Bruno Mars and Janelle Monáe perform Thursday, June 16, at the Pearl at the Palms. Tickets are on sale now.

AND LOOK FOR your favorite local boy singing sensation Sunday, May 22, at The Billboard Music Awards’return to the MGM Grand Garden.

THE MERCHANT OF VENOM, Don Rickles, launches his 52nd consecutive year as a Las Vegas headliner March 19 and 20 at the Orleans Showroom.

LOVE TO EAT? So do Las Vegas food critics John Curtas, Max Jacobson and Al Mancini. The three have gotten their collective palates together for Eating Las Vegas: The 50 Essential Restaurants. The reviews are opinionated, humorous and essential for business travelers and anyone who loves eating out on the Ninth Island. It includes the best places to celeb-watch and for cheap ‘n’tasty eats. Some of their faves include BARMASA at ARIA, Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare at Encore Hotel & Casino and CUT at The Palazzo.

IF HANGIN’with a bunch of drunken, half-naked college kids is not your idea of a good time, remember spring break is happening March 12 through April 30.

Eva Longoria celebrates her birthday March 18 at Beso

SIXTEEN-TIME gold medal-winner Michael Phelps kicks off the pool season April 16 at Encore Beach Club.

THERE’S A NEW game at the Golden Nugget … Rupert’s Island Draw. Created by Rupert Boneham of Survivor TV fame, the game uses 16 decks of aces through sixes, and the object is to get a lower hand than the dealer with bonuses paid for suited hands, straights, and three- and four-of-a-kinds … Winners will have to beat Rupert on Survivor: Pearl Islands II to get paid.

THE GOLDEN NUGGET Las Vegas presents the second annual Aloha Open Golf Event March 28 and 29. Win $25,000 in promo chips or free slot play. It’s $350 per person for non-rated players and includes four days, double occupancy at the Golden Nugget, transportation and fees at Highland Falls & Palms. Call casino host John Giannos (800-777-4658) to get in the game.

HANG WITH the pretty people … Eva Longoria celebrates her birthday Friday, March 18, at her Beso Steakhouse and self-titled Eve Nightclub in Crystals at CityCenter.

WHAT TO GET the guy who has everything? Try out Las Vegas’newest thrill ride Air Combat Ace, where you pull the trigger and pilot your own fighter jet. Missions include a limo ride to the Squadron Orderly Room, a fighter pilot briefing with an actual fighter pilot, and 30 to 50 minutes of flight time. Get the link at KimosVegas.com.

WHAT DO YOU get the pet that has everything? Trump International Hotel Las Vegas is offering a Paws Massage Package – a 30-minute Trump Classic Massage for guests and a 30-minute massage for your four-legged family member in a spa suite with dual treatments.

Michael Phelps kicks off Encore pool season April 16

GETTING LUCKY at the Main Street … Milton Fujita of Kaneohe won $2,000, Kenneth Miyashiro of Holualoa won $2,400 and Patrick Sambueno of Pearl City won $5,184!

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