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'Matinee' LGBTQ Party Poised to Dominate Busy Holiday Weekend

Where: 455 East Harmon Ave [map], 89169
May 22, 2015 at 11:20 AM | by | ()

Vegas pool parties are already in full swing, and for the LGBTQ crowd that means weekly hedonistic hard-bodied blowouts...and a few multi-day events.

This coming Memorial Day Weekend marks the fifth year for Matinee Las Vegas, a four-day festival for gay (our preferred shorthand) clubbers that promises bigger/better/hotter than ever before.

In a city that sets the standard for water-centric events, that’s a lot to live up to. Fortunately, the organizers at Matinee Group have 20 years of experience at raising the bar.

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Closed Circuit Viewing Access Available For Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

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

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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Shake Shack Is Money And Other Interesting Notes From MGM Resorts

February 19, 2015 at 12:56 PM | by | ()

In our book, MGM Resorts' quarterly earnings call is a must listen. Beyond a reciting of dollars and cents, it's always filled with fascinating insight into what's really popping for the gaming company, and what's on the horizon. Here's what we learned from the latest call that took place earlier this week:

Shake Shack is so money: Everybody knows cult burger fave Shack Shack opened at New York-New York late December. You may have even stopped in by now. What you probably don't know is the Las Vegas location is "already the highest-grossing Shack Shack in the portfolio's history, second only to Times Square."

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Luxor To Become More Tempting Again This May

Where: 3900 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
February 11, 2015 at 3:36 PM | by | ()

If you’ve been getting excited for pool season, prepare to mark your calendars as we share the first of many opening dates.

Luxor's LGBT pool party, Temptation Sundays, has released its debut for the 2015 pool season. The party will kick off May 17, the weekend before Memorial Day Weekend. If you’re looking to get on the guest list, just text VEGAS to 77948.

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On The Vegas Strip, Two Shows Close Their Doors

Where: 89109
January 19, 2015 at 5:43 PM | by | ()

Defending the Cavemen was set to celebrate its fourth anniversary in the showroom at Harrah’s, but instead has closed its doors. The show’s star, Kevin Burke, announced the news to friends and family via social media today.

Burke was at the helm of the one-man show for most of its time in Vegas, taking a year off in the middle to spend time with loved ones. In the summer of 2013, Chris Allen took over for a year, but Burke returned last year to reclaim the role he seemed so comfortable in. After refreshing the show upon his return, it appears the show has just run its course.

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MGM Resorts Raising Resort Fees

Where: 89109
December 1, 2014 at 8:37 PM | by | ()

On the heels of a new one-price-fits-all resort fee policy by Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts is ending 2014 by adjusting its nightly fees as well.

Effective this week, the properties of MGM Resorts will see resort fee increases ranging from an extra two to five dollars a night. Here's how it will all break down:

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Recycling Dreams Are Made Of These

November 20, 2014 at 12:00 AM | by | ()

It's hard sometimes to look beyond the surface of Las Vegas what with the shiny, bright lights and all. Most view our neon-laden hotels as beacons of excitement and possibility, but don't realize many of those glimmering lights have an energy efficient shine these days and that some of those buildings are so green they're among the most eco-responsible in the country. (See: Aria, Vdara, Crystals, Mandarin Oriental, Veer, Venetian and Palazzo.) Heck, even the famed Welcome to Las Vegas sign went solar if you hadn't noticed yet.

While those are the most prominent, the greening of the Strip also takes place in numerous other small ways, from turning used cooking oil into biodiesel to converting old linens into cleaning rags. There's more happening on the Strip than meets the eye and it's enough to swell a certain heart three sizes this day.

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Two New Names To Add To Your Vegas Vocabulary

September 15, 2014 at 3:38 PM | by | ()

The parking lot across from Luxor that went from hosting employee cars to fun-lovin' partiers has dropped its hipster moniker of The Lot to go with the much more confusing official designation of MGM Resorts Village. (It also was known as the Luxor Festival Grounds for a brief moment, too.)

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2014 PRIDE To Be Sleeker, 'Kinky'-er

August 21, 2014 at 2:58 PM | by | ()

Las Vegas is ready to show its colors once more as the city's annual PRIDE celebration will blanket the valley in rainbow hues September 2-7. This year’s gathering of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning community features a slimmed-down roster and a new host hotel.

If you happened to catch our wrap-up of last year’s PRIDE events, you may remember this writer remarking on the chaotic presentation. Three separate organizations (Las Vegas PRIDE, Orlando’s GAY DAYS, and MGM's FABULOUS) were all vying for the pink dollar, consequently stepping on each others’ kinky boots (I’ll explain that reference later).

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Want To Meet Carrot Top? Do You Have $49?

August 8, 2014 at 9:25 PM | by | ()

If you've ever wanted to hang with Carrot Top (and have some cash to spare), your time is now.

Luxor now offers meet-and-greet sessions for the red-haired comedian who has been headlining at the pyramid-shaped resort casino so long this writer tends to forget he's there. For $49, you can chat with Carrot Top and even take a photo with him about an hour prior to showtime Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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Do You Heart iHeartRadio's 2014 Festival Lineup?

Where: 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
July 23, 2014 at 6:04 PM | by | ()

In with the old and in with the new? This seems to be iHeartRadio's plan this year as the newly announced lineup reflects a few acts who have previously graced the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena along with some first time performers.

This fourth edition of the two-day, multi-genre music festival includes performances by Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Usher, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Motley Crue, Zac Brown Band, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Paramore, Iggy Azalea, Train, Eric Church, Lorde, Calvin Harris, Bastille and Steve Aoki. The acts will be spread out over September 19 and 20, with a detailed schedule still to come.

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Rock 'n Roll Wine Cranks It To 11 For 2014's Expanded Amplified Festival

Where: 3900 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89119
July 22, 2014 at 2:48 PM | by | ()

For fans of the Rock ‘n Roll Wine Amplified Festival who have been in years past, expect big changes October 10 and 11 as the fest crosses the Strip to The Lot (the parking lot turned events center across from Luxor) for the first time. Formerly held at Mandalay Bay Beach, the festival’s main event was a rock concert and wine tasting preceded by a special champagne and desserts night called Bubbles and Chocolate. While the bubbles night is no longer its own separate event, the owners of RnR Wine promise there will be plenty of champagne and sweet treats rolled into their new festival which has grown to two full eight-hour days of booze and music.

The event’s founders, Chris Hammond and Sonny Barton, took a few minutes to discuss the changes with VegasChatter. In response to the reason for expansion, Barton had this to say:

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