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Between filling the arena with water for a jet ski show and having food trucks pull directly into the building for some ringside eats at MMA events, South Point has clearly cornered the market on unusual and interesting events in Las Vegas.
This Friday, March 7, South Point will add to its list of outside-the-box events with Calvary Days, featuring the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Starting at noon, guests can enjoy a special (and free!) meet-and-greet with the riders and their horses. Then at 1 p.m., the four-hoofed action begins as the Armored Cavalry Regiment showcases a variety of pistol demonstrations with weaponry used over different generations of warfare. Riders will also demonstrate how they use their primary piece of weaponry, the cavalry saber.
Planning a Vegas trip can be exhausting. There are flights to book, hotels to reserve, show tickets to order, and gambling sessions to budget for. Fortunately, there are ways around all that. With a little (ok, maybe a lot of) luck, you can not only let someone else handle the planning for you, you can have them pick up the tab. We've seen a myriad of Vegas-based sweepstakes pop up lately and think that winning one might just be the best way to do Vegas.
Below, you'll find a roundup of some of the best contests we know about, sorted by entry deadline date. Just don’t forget about your old pals at VegasChatter should you find yourself a big winner.
We love them in sappy Super Bowl commercials, now we can meet them in real life when South Point -- in conjunction with KOMP 92.3 and KXPT 97.1 -- hosts a Budweiser “Party with the Clydesdales” party Thursday, February 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. inside the property's arena.
We also love beer. And, free beer? Even better. Believe it or not, this free event will also serve up free Budweiser to go along with performances and photo ops with these high-stepping horses. More of a dog lover? King the Dalmatian will be on hand (paw?), too.
Here's something we don't write everyday. You might want to check out some Hunger Games-worthy professionals at the South Point Arena this weekend, February 7-9. No joke!
The Vegas round of the 2014 NFAA World Archery Festival will showcase head-to-head "3 spot, 20 yard shootouts" between about 2,000 participants from over 30 countries as well as a trade show featuring top-of-the-line archery products. Entry to the event is free, so it's not a bad way to entertain yourself for a few hours.
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Most Vegas casinos will offer free lessons in the most popular table games like blackjack, roulette and craps. These lessons are a great way to learn the more popular and social games that you’ll find in the casino. Since each of these games has a decent house advantage, it’s kind of a win-win. The customer learns how to gamble while the casino earns a new player they should be able to extract a few dollars from. You should see signs for lessons when you walk around your favorite casino floor during the day.
It wasn't that long ago that we were remarking that we were surprised it was still open. But, now there's something even more surprising to report about the King's Ransom Elvis exhibit at Binion's. It's now free.
After opening in August after a series of Vegas delays, the downtown "museum" had been charging folks $10 admission in order to see "personal treasures" of the King, from clothing and jewelry to the last car he ever purchased. But, a few days ago, the attraction announced that entry will now be complimentary to its Facebook fans:
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During its original ten year run, the swashbuckling performance served as one of the greatest examples of the city’s family friendly era. Its more recent rendition, full of scantily-clad women and poorly crafted jokes, could be viewed cynically as a representation of the party pits and 6:5 blackjack payouts that many Strip casinos are now known for. With one of Vegas’ most iconic attractions no longer in action, we thought it an appropriate time to check up on the remaining free Las Vegas Strip shows.
Vegas gossip Norm Clarke has learned that, despite initial promises to the contrary, the Sirens of TI will not return by year's end. In fact, the long-running free attraction won't return to The Strip, at all.
Former Beatle Ringo Starr (or perhaps current Beatle if you're of the once a Beatle, always a Beatle crowd) plays two shows at the Pearl at the Palms this weekend (November 22-23, 8 p.m.). And, while tickets are still available from $70 to hear Mr. Starr seeing as he saw 50 years ago can be done for free.
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While the country certainly needs no excuse or special occasion to honor our veterans and active military personnel, Vegas is using Veterans Day to say thanks in a big way. Many of its resorts are offering specials and discounts as well as complimentary food and entertainment to our service men and women not only on November 11, but for some venues, throughout the entire month.
Below, we've compiled a list of the current deals. (Be sure to check back as we will keep updating it.) Remember to have your military IDs on hand when redeeming the offers, however, as all require proof of current or former service.
Three months ago, we told you about the shutdown of the
government Fall of Atlantis water fountain show at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. The new show promised alot, including multiple screens, special effects, new characters, and more. Reps told us it would "rise" in October.
Well, October is here, and almost over, and the fountain show is not yet ready to re-open. But, we were able to take a picture that shows how the remodel is coming along.
"Mariachi that rocks your faces."
A rockin' mariachi band that loves metal and belly shirts? Sold. We haven't talked about Hard Rock's intimate Vinyl event venue since being mocked there by the Diceman back in March, but now we're making plans to head there again soon. And, you might want to pop in, too.
Vinyl is now hosting Metalachi, billed as the "world's first and only heavy metal mariachi band," just about every Monday through year's end. The group covers rock standards, by artists ranging from Ozzy to Guns N' Roses, but does so with traditional mariachi instruments. That already sounded awesome. And, then we viewed the accompanying video link: