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The Las Vegas Strip has been going dark to commemorate Earth Hour for years now, but it never fails to be a surprise to those who see it as a blackout more than an intentional lights out:
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While it’s not as awkward as STK’s MILF Mother’s Day promotion (Mom I’d Like to Filet Mignon), Westgate is inviting you to take your mom to the ultimate baby-making concert. Perhaps an odd choice, but hey, mom could probably go for some classic R&B from the likes of Shalamar’s Howard Hewett.
With 10 million records sold, Hewett’s solo hits and songs with Shalamar were prominent on the ‘80s and ’90s airwaves. Expect to hear hits like "I'm For Real" and "Once, Twice, Three Times."
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Las Vegas will dim its lights on Saturday for the second time this year.
After going dark for Tark in February to mark the passing of iconic UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, resorts and business both on and off the Strip will turn off the lights this weekend as part of a now annual Earth Hour tradition.
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When you’re packing for Memorial Day Weekend in Vegas, don’t forget your boots and cowboy hat. The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) will be in Vegas May 22-24 for Cowboy Spring Break.
The event will feature pool parties, VIP events, concerts plus the Last Cowboy Standing competition, with a top prize of $180,000. The bull riding competition starts May 22 at 8 p.m. and continues May 23 at 6 p.m. at the MGM Resorts Village (events lot across from Luxor), followed by concerts each night featuring Gary Allan and The Band Perry, among others yet to be announced.
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With less than two months to go to its debut, MGM Resorts' City of Rock continues to take shape across from the SLS on the north Strip. The outdoor festival grounds will launch in May with the two-weekend, mega-concert event, Rock in Rio, set to take place May 8-9 and 15-16.
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There are few things that sound as great as the combination of beer and music, at least to this guy. The Vegas Beer and Music Festival combines both and adds a rock n' roll fashion show April 3 at SLS Las Vegas (formerly the Sahara).
The event will bring together more than 50 craft breweries from Las Vegas and southern California, including Banger Brewing, New Belgium and Stone Brewing. The music portion of the festival will include performances by Falling Doves and Dan Fester. The fashion show is hosted by Romantic Rock. You can see a sample of the show here. (Click if like rock chicks in bikinis.)
There are a few conventions that are so big everyone in town can feel their footprint. There's always that odd week/weekend where nearly every restaurant is bought out, the lines to clubs are filled with older guys in button-down shirts, and streets choked with rental cars. Where some of those conventions center around the industries of consumer electronics, guns, or concrete, there's nothing like the abandon and mirth that comes with the annual Nightclub and Bar Show (NCBS) set to take place March 30-April 1.
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March Madness keeps Las Vegas sportsbooks hopping. The first four days of the NCAA basketball tournament have rivaled the Super Bowl in the amount of money wagered. Something to consider is that the Super Bowl is one huge game while the first two days of March Madness each have 32 games from 9 a.m. until about 10 p.m. Things slow a little on Saturday and Sunday with only 16 games each day.
It's very possible the money wagered on the first weekend of March Madness will surpass the Big Game. It's already being estimated that more than $9 billion will be wagered on March Madness worldwide ($240 million in Nevada) and over 40 million people will fill out tournament brackets.
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The first weekend of May is always a great time to be in Las Vegas. As the weather turns from winter to spring, that weekend will bring Cinco De Mayo parties, the Kentucky Derby, and a big boxing match. This year, that weekend should bring more action than usual to the sportsbooks.
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The green beer will be flowing in just a few days and, on the Las Vegas Strip, no three spots will get their Irish on more than O'Sheas at The LINQ, Rí Rá at Mandalay Place and pretty much all of New York-New York. Here's a rundown of what to expect at each for St. Patrick's Day:
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While the event will feature big-name performers, it lacks at least one thing: parking on site. There will be zero parking at the festival grounds so attendees -- anticipated to be upwards of 50,000 to 85,000 a day -- will have to hoof it or opt for the monorail, shuttles or cabs. Stratosphere, however, is offering up another option, as first reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
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Last-minute buzzer beaters, underdogs pulling off huge upsets, hitting that six-team parlay to make up for the money you blew at the craps table... these are all of the things that make March Madness one of the most exciting times of the year to be in Las Vegas. When you aren't busy hanging out at the sportsbook watching all of the tremendous basketball action, there will be plenty going on in the local poker rooms. Here's a look at some special tournaments series being offered this month: