“Extra” host and actor Mario Lopez celebrated his 40th birthday in high style this weekend with fun, frolic and fine dining at Wynn Las Vegas. The weekend was the first major public appearance for Mario and his wife, Courtney Mazza Lopez, together since the birth of their son, Dominic, last month.
The “Saved by the Bell” alumnus, Courtney and a group of 10 close friends got the party started Friday night taking in a performance of Le Reve – The Dream featuring breathtaking acrobatics, captivating dancing and synchronized swimming choreography. After the show, Mario met the cast and posed for photographs.
Mario and his party then dined at Andrea’s at Encore Las Vegas, where they shared executive chef Joseph Elevado’s Asian fare including a variety of sushi and sashimi, specialty rolls, chili shrimp tempura, tuna tataki salad, New York strip steak, miso black cod and more. Mario kept refreshed with Andrea’s signature Sinatra Smash cocktails while Courtney, looking fetching in a black leather dress, sipped on champagne.
After enjoying an ice cream flight and cake pops for dessert at Andrea’s, the group went to Surrender Nightclub at 11:30 p.m. Seated at the deejay table, the Veuve Cliquot and Makers Mark immediately began to flow.
A boxing enthusiast since high school with plans to announce the Bradley/Marquez fight the next night for HBO Boxing, Mario was surprised and delighted with a custom boxing themed cake, which arrived with fanfare, complete with confetti, as it was presented by Surrender Nightclub’s lovely cocktail servers and go-go dancers. Fans were lining up to get a glimpse of the birthday boy and his festive celebration and he graciously posed for photos with a lucky few. Mario was given a shout-out by DJ Mighty Mi which elicited a congratulatory roar from the packed house. The group partied and danced until the wee hours moving to the sounds of DJ Deniz Koyu.
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