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COAST TO COAST: Radisson Hotel Group will open six new properties in the Americas as part of the company's five-year growth plan. These include Radisson Red San Francisco Airport; Radisson Blu Hotel Fargo; and Radisson Blu Admiral Hotel Toronto-Harbourfront. 

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Kimpton Hotel Arras will open in the former BB&T Bank building downtown this summer. The 128-room hotel will have two restaurants and more than 5,000 square feet of event space. 

BOSTON: Alba Prime Steak & Seafood and Zef Cicchetti & Raw Bar will open Alba Prime Roof Deck, a 5,000-square-foot rooftop eatery, in May. The venue will have an outdoor kitchen, sushi bar, and an herb and produce garden. 

CHICAGO: BCD Meetings & Events has added G-Concept, a GIS Group company based in Taiwan, to its global partner network.

DALLAS: Monroe Jost, founder of J&S Audio Visual (J.S.A.V.), passed away on April 6. After purchasing Hoover Audio Visual in 1986, Jost turned the company into J.S.A.V. and, over 30 years, expanded the company to other U.S. markets and abroad. His son, Kevin, became president of the company in 2014. Jost retired as C.E.O. of the company on March 21.

LAS VEGAS: Wynn Las Vegas and the H.Wood Group, a Los Angeles-based hospitality company, will open Delilah, a restaurant and supper club concept, in spring 2020.

The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center will host the Las Vegas Pride Night Parade on October 11 and Las Vegas Pride Family Festival on October 12. 

LOS ANGELES: Luxury watch event WatchTime Los Angeles will take place May 3-4 at Hudson Loft. 

For information on upcoming events in Los Angeles, visit Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/losangeles 

NEW YORK: Bunker, chef Jimmy Tu’s Vietnamese restaurant in Bushwick, will host its Pig Out party on April 27. The event will feature a whole roasted Heritage Berkshire hog and locally sourced beers and cocktails.

The Thrillist Taco Knockout will take place May 2 at Union Park. Vendors will include Rosa Mexicano, Taco Dumbo, La Central, and Taco Electrico.

Tribeca Film Festival will hold the inaugural Tribeca Celebrates Pride, an event celebrating L.G.B.T. culture and commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, on May 4. The daylong event will feature conversations with actors including Neil Patrick Harris; a drag show hosted by Lady Bunny; and the screening of seven short films. 

The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council will host the Downtown Dinner on May 16 at Pier 17. The event will honor David R. Weinreb of the Howard Hughes Corporation and director Julie Taymor. Esperanza Spalding will perform.  

For information on upcoming events in New York, visit Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/newyork 

SAN DIEGO: PRA San Diego has named Bill Drew general manager. 

SAN FRANCISCO: The 41st annual Carnaval San Francisco will take place May 25-26 on Harrison Street between 16th and 24th streets. 


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With contributions from Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles and Beth Kormanik, Michele Laufik, and Ian Zelaya in New York.


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