Get a glimpse inside the life of Michael Jackson during the first-ever estate authorized Fan Fest Dec. 3-14 at Mandalay Bay. The event is part of the extended Michael Jackson “The Immortal” World Tour stop in Vegas in December. While you’re at Mandalay Bay, stop by Wolfgang Puck’s Lupo for special deals on a new menu through Dec. 27.
The event kicks off with an opportunity to meet three of Michael Jackson’s brothers, Marlon, Jackie and Tito Jackson on Dec. 4 at noon during an exclusive Q & A session for fans at the exhibition.
An enlightening Q & A with Joseph Vogel, author of “Man in the Music: The Creative Work and Life of Michael Jackson,” takes place Dec. 9-10. The newly released book takes readers inside the impressive music catalog of Michael Jackson.
A wide variety of items will be on display at Fan Fest from both Michael Jackson’s career and Neverland Ranch. Featured memorabilia will include costumes, the Fantasy glove collection from the 1980s, award statues, tickets, the famed rocket plane from the “Leave Me Alone” video, a castle displayed in the living room of Neverland and others.
Each session of Michael Jackson Fan Fest will last for four hours in Mandalay Bay’s Bayside Exhibit Hall, allowing visitors time to enjoy the display without overlapping any performance of “The Immortal.” Fan Fest will be open from noon to 4 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 and from 2 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 6, 7, 13 and 14. Tickets for Fan Fest can be purchased in conjunction with Michael Jackson “The Immortal” or individually. Fan Fest ticket prices start at $35 plus applicable fees for general admission; $75 for VIP tickets. VIP tickets include priority entrance into the event and all activities within the event, a commemorative lanyard and access to the VIP-only lounge. For more information or to purchase tickets, guests can visit www.michaeljacksonfanfest.com or www.cirquedusoleil.com/lasvegas.
Michael Jackson “The Immortal” World Tour will be playing at the Mandalay Bay Events Center from Dec. 3-27.
To celebrate the arrival of “The Immortal” World Tour, Wolfgang Puck’s Lupo will offer a new pre- and post-theater menu, in addition to its a la carte menu. Choose between a three-course menu for $55 per person and a four-course menu for $75 per person (not including beverage, tax and gratuity). Executive Chef Eduardo Perez has created seasonal new dishes such as wild mushroom risotto with black truffle butter sauce; baked wild striped bass with tomato eggplant fonduta and basil pesto; and Milanese of natural veal with heirloom tomatoes and arugula.
For reservations, call 702-740-5522.