People/Events/Accounts: News about Caesars Entertainment, National Basketball Players Association, March on Washington Film Festival, and More

LAS VEGAS: Caesars Entertainment recently held a topping off ceremony for Caesars Forum, a 550,000-square-foot conference center slated to open in 2020. The $375 million venue will have numerous meeting and event spaces, including two 110,000-square-foot pillarless ballrooms.

LOS ANGELES: The National Basketball Players Association’s (N.B.P.A.) fifth annual Players’ Voice Awards celebration will take place July 9. N.B.P.A. will also reveal the winners and artwork on its social media channels earlier that day. 

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NEW ORLEANS: The eighth annual Bastille Day Fête will take place July 12-14 at the New Orleans Museum of Art. 

NEW YORK: The world premiere of the final season of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black will take place July 25 at Alice Tully Hall. 

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PHOENIX: The Town of Carefree’s fifth annual Enchanted Pumpkin Garden will take place October 18-27. The event will feature carvings by Ray Villafane and Villafane Studios, as well as a beer garden, a fall market, and live music. 

TAMPA: Castlerock Asset Management has acquired Westin Tampa Bay. The hotel is the Nashville-based real estate development group’s fourth project. 

WASHINGTON: Washington Business Journal: “The union that represents Aramark employees at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center may strike as early as this week after a breakdown of negotiations with the Philadelphia-based food service company. Unite Here Local 23, which negotiates for about 300 food and beverage service workers employed at the convention center, voted June 24 to authorize a strike, though union officials have not actually called for the strike yet.” 

Events DC will host MC Hammer’s Hammer House Party, presented by SiriusXM Fly, on August 23 at Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights.

March on Washington Film Festival’s inaugural awards gala will take place September 23 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.


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