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Still No Winner: American Ninja Warrior Finals Return to Vegas Next Week

June 18, 2015 at 5:35 PM | by | Comments (0)

American Ninja Warrior, the impossibly-challenging Japanese obstacle course / game show that has yet to see a single winner, is back for season seven. Finals are once again being held here in Vegas, beginning the 24th. If watching amateur athletes slip, flip, trip, and inevitably wipeout sounds like your idea of fun, you’ll be glad to know that audience admission is free during next week’s filming.

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Sh*t You May Have Missed Is Back So You Don't Miss Sh*t

May 29, 2015 at 6:15 PM | by | Comments (5)

A lot of sh*t comes and goes in Las Vegas and some of it actually sticks. Since the flow of updates can come fast and furious, each month we'll point out Sh*t You May Have Missed as an easy way to keep score of what's new, who's coming soon, which doors may have closed and what you better catch now before it's gone forever.

Sometimes readers give us sh*t about features that have fallen into the Gone category. In this case we've gotten our sh*t together to present once again our monthly list of Sh*t You May Have Missed giving the Riv a proper teary sendoff. Now, enough shooting the sh*t - we've got some sh*t to catch up on:

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What's The Deal With Those Free Concerts at Fremont Street Experience?

May 26, 2015 at 2:01 PM | by | Comments (10)

A Las Vegas summer tradition kicked off this past weekend when KC and the Sunshine Band took to the 3rd Street Stage at the Fremont Street Experience in Downtown. This is the seventh consecutive year that the Fremont Street Experience has offered free concerts. This year’s theme and title of the concert series is “Rock of Vegas”. The diversity in bands showcases many different kinds of rock music from 90’s alternative rock to swing and ska to classic rock.

There is free entertainment on the Fremont Street Experience stages all the time but not all are bands you may have grown up with or heard on the radio. Here’s a look at the "Rock of Vegas" concerts at the Fremont Street Experience this summer and which stage they’ll take place.

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Whistle While You Werk It: A Brief Party Guide to Memorial Day Weekend 2015

May 21, 2015 at 6:02 PM | by | Comments (8)

Vegas guessing game: Do you see something that shouldn't be there? And we're not talking about your girlfriend or boyfriend.

Chances are that if you're heading to Las Vegas for Memorial Day Weekend, one of the biggest weekends of the year, then you already have your party plans lined-up. But if your current plans fall through or you just want to do some OBO-ing, here are some suggestions to check out.

It's a short list but we've got a lot on it--dirty dancing, pool parties, cowboys, bull-riding, beer, fish, Puff Daddy, and FREE CHEESEBURGERS.

We'll add more note-worthy events as we see them. Got questions? Or just some witty commentary to add? Let us know in comments below!

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Talk Mayweather vs. Pacquiao With Al Bernstein Friday

Where: 89109
April 30, 2015 at 5:58 PM | by | Comments (2)

Best known as the voice of boxing, Al Bernstein will talk Mayweather v. Pacquiao at a special event at Lagasse’s Stadium in the Palazzo the night before the big fight, Friday, May 1.

With a career spanning more than 30 years, Bernstein will analyze the fight for fans, and will also answer some of their questions, too. Bernstein, who will be ringside Saturday, May 2 for one of the most anticipated fights in years, will go on-air with Yahoo! Sports Radio’s Ken Thomson at Lagasse's, too. Bernstein will chat with Thomson at 7:30 p.m. with the Q&A set for 8 p.m. sharp.

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A Three-Day Fetish And Fantasy Expo? Yep

Where: 4455 Paradise Road [map], 89169
April 29, 2015 at 5:49 PM | by | Comments (0)

It’s a tad early to be discussing Halloween (what are we saying? It's never too early!), but this year will mark the 20th anniversary of the Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball. To celebrate, they are taking the festivities one step further by introducing the Fetish And Fantasy Lifestyle Expo.

The three-day convention (October 29-31) promises to showcase all things adult and erotic. There will be a variety of performers including fetish models and theatrical acts, and a multitude of products, clothing, and toys on display. There will also be health and sexuality experts and educators. It will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel as well as at the nearby Alexis Park hotel. Anyone open-minded (and over 18) can attend and let their freak flag fly explore their sexuality. And, if you're already wondering what to wear, you can wear street clothes or break out the fetish or fantasy attire. Even lingerie will be acceptable.

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How Wagers Are Coming In For Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

April 29, 2015 at 1:15 PM | by | Comments (4)

Shortly after Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao was announced, we let you know about some of the betting options available with sportsbook operator Station Casinos. Today, we're going to look at the opening and current odds offered by William Hill. This will give a glimpse into how people have been wagering on the fight as it approaches. Here's a look at how things have changed:

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Get Ready For The Big Sports Weekend With These NFL Draft Parties

April 28, 2015 at 4:29 PM | by | Comments (8)

This weekend is all about Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao and the Kentucky Derby for sports fans in Las Vegas. Before we get to the fight and the big race, the NFL will begin its draft of college players into the league this Thursday, April 30.

Football is the most popular sport to bet on and the NFL draft makes for entertaining television. If there's one thing we've learned over the year, it's that sportsbooks are always open to doing something (anything) related to football. Enter the NFL Draft which isn't more than a television show without any legal US gambling (you can wager on the NFL draft online, but not in Nevada casinos.)

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Check-Out Folio: A Motley Return, Silent Disco, And More

April 24, 2015 at 11:45 PM | by | Comments (3)

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 20:

Las Vegas shows its (hockey) colors: We may not officially have a NHL team, or a name for them yet. But, we do have their colors. Yahoo Sports dishes on the uniform palette.

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Want To Skip The Strip Fight Weekend? Two Options Just A Road Trip Away

April 24, 2015 at 8:01 PM | by | Comments (0)

Fight weekend. If you read that with more dread than excitement (especially when combined with Derby madness and Cinco de Mayo celebrations), there are two more off-beat events set for the same weekend that will get you off the Strip. Way off the Strip. Avoid the masses due to overrun Las Vegas Boulevard by hitting the highway and motoring 80 minutes north to Mesquite or 30 minutes southeast to Boulder City.

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Hard Rock Rising Rocks The Strip Friday

April 23, 2015 at 9:21 PM | by | Comments (0)

Friday, Hard Rock Live on The Strip will host the regional finals of its global battle of the bands, Hard Rock Rising. Hundreds of acts from around the world hope to emerge victorious at the finale set for July in Barcelona. Two previous rounds were held at the Paradise Road Hard Rock Cafe location, where 12 bands fought it out onstage to advance to the regional finals and, potentially, much more. Around the world, similar events were held in Malta, Helsinki, Johannesberg, New Delhi, and dozens of other locations, as well as every major American market.

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Closed Circuit Viewing Access Available For Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

April 23, 2015 at 7:49 PM | by | Comments (25)

In Las Vegas, it’s sometimes difficult to differentiate between PR hype and actual demand that deserves the hype. Before tickets for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight went on sale, it was easy to think that the hype was just hype. Even with a minimum ticket price of $1,500, the fight sold out in one minute. Tickets immediately hit StubHub at a minimum of $5,000. Okay, maybe there’s real demand here. Maybe, this is more than just PR hype.

Where there’s a real sign of demand is in the closed circuit viewing parties. Previous big fights were limited to a handful of viewing locations at different MGM Resorts hotels for under $100 per person. Demand to see Mayweather vs. Pacquiao is so high, MGM Resorts is charging much more and making the fight available in more places than normal.

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