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Want to party in Vegas with Shaq? Well, not with him but at least in the same nightclub?
MyVegas is offering up just that to players who jump through a few hurdles. For each slots challenge you complete in the online social game, you will receive a certain number of stars. Each star is representative of one entry (bronze star=1 entry, silver star=2, gold=3). MyVEGAS states up to 300 entries can be earned. That is
May 2 will likely go down in Vegas history as one of the busiest days ever with Mayweather vs. Pacquiao that evening and Cinco de Mayo festivities getting started a little early. These other events shouldn’t overshadow another major annual event: the Kentucky Derby.
Rockhouse at Venetian/Palazzo is celebrating with a derby party designed to get you off your couch and out enjoying the race with friends. On the menu are mint juleps and plenty of Kentucky bourbon. Guests are encouraged to wear their most off-the-wall hats to keep with derby culture. There’s a $50 all-you-can-drink open bar special, plus a mechanical bull if you think the crowd would rather watch you ride that than the jockeys ride their horses.
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There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site as a full report. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of April 13:
50 Years and Counting: What do you do to celebrate your 50th anniversary? Add a new Airbus H130T2 helicopter to your fleet. Papillon is celebrating its golden anniversary with a golden bird. It was blessed by the Hualapai Nation and christened earlier today. Papillon is the world's largest and longest-running helicopter touring company. Head to its website for a list of tours and pricing. Grand Canyon flights start around $359.
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The 1993 movie, Rudy, consistently rates as one of the best sports movies of all-time and still earns a deserving spot in any man cave more than two decades after its release. The film, about current Las Vegas resident Rudy Ruettiger, chronicles a 5' 6", 165-pound underdog who dreamt of playing Notre Dame football in the 70s.
The film and Rudy's story remains so popular that the sixty-something Ruettiger continues to be a motivational speaker today. His current show, Voices of Rudy: The Journey to the Movie, hits The Smith Center April 25.
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We thought we couldn't get much more of an eyeful of LINQ headliner Jeff Civillico than his on-stage uniform of tight black Express pants with an equally tight black tee already allowed, but we were wrong.
Early this morning, during the appropriate walk of shame hour, Civillico stripped down to tight red short-shorts on Fremont Street, donned a cape, hopped on his unicycle and power-cycled all the way down to the Welcome to Las Vegas sign. If folks weren't sure what they were seeing, they just had to check out the rear view, which proclaimed "booty shorts." Or, squint at the front (at the lettering, people), which proclaimed "juggle boy." Okay, neither of those probably helped some confused early risers.
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4.12 Update: Jeff will now ride down Las Vegas Boulevard beginning at 5:30 a.m. Monday. He will begin on Fremont Street underneath Vegas Vic and will end at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign.
The perpetually busy juggler/comedian/talk show host/charity activist regularly tests the definition of sanity with his antics. For example, his annual -- and increasingly outlandish -- plunge down the walls of Planet Hollywood on a unicycle (to raise funds for Special Olympics Nevada). No doubt the guys in white coats have been circling Jeff for a while. We’re betting Monday, April 13 is the day Jeff finally gets to ride in the padded wagon.
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With less than a month to go, organizers for Rock in Rio seem to be looking to ramp up ticket sales with the release of single-day admissions.
Until now, only single-day VIP entry had been on offer for the mega-concert event which will span two weekends in May (8-9, 15-16). General admission had been set at a mandatory two-day spend. Both options were pricey at $498 and $298, respectively. Yesterday, however, single-day admissions were made an option at a price point of $169. Fans on the event's Facebook page expressed their displeasure at the late release, and enquired about exchanges. (The answer was no.) Reps are hoping to sell at least 50,000 to upwards of 85,000 admissions each day.
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First it was held at the Silverton. Then, the events lot across from Luxor. After that, it set up shop behind The High Roller. Now, the bi-annual Great American Foodie Fest -- a.k.a. the Las Vegas Foodie Fest, a.k.a. that ginormous food truck festival, a.k.a. food coma central -- will rev up in Vegas once again, this time at Rio.
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A tribute to the fallen officers of the Los Angeles Police Department is on display on the Vegas Strip.
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Oenophiles, rejoice! UNLVino, the mac daddy event for all things pressed out of a grape will be back April 16-18 for another fine year.
The first day of the three-day schedule is Bubblelicious, taking place in Venetian's Doge's Palace Plaza. The theme is obviously all things bubbly, so everything from Champagne to Prosecco will be poured, alongside with bites from various Venetian|Palazzo restaurants.
At this event, the Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence will be bestowed upon Chef Daniel Boulud, and local singer Chadwick Johnson will perform as guests walk around trying as many sparkling wines as they'd like. Keep an eye out for some special bottles being poured as last year's event had some limited amounts of Beau Joie, Perrier-Jouët, and Armand de Brignac (Ace of Spades)!
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Winning money in a poker tournament is always a good thing, but winning money and contributing to a great cause is even better. Folks will be doing just that next weekend when the Poker for Hope charity tournament comes to Planet Hollywood Saturday, April 11.
The event, hosted by World Series of Poker bracelet winner Antonio Esfandiari, benefits Tia's Hope, which provides gifts and uplifting experiences to children who are hospitalized. The charity currently works with the City of Hope in Los Angeles and Golisano Children's Hospital in Rochseter, New York, and is in the process of expanding to more hospitals.
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Cool news for equestrian fans: the FEI World Cup finals are coming back town.
The Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final and the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final will be held at the Thomas & Mack Center April 15-19. Even though this will be the sixth time that Vegas has hosted the FEI World Cup Finals, the event has not been here since 2009.