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This VegasChatter writer has never been inside of a wax museum. But, I have read more comic books than, well, books. I knew a bit about Madame Tussauds, though, and -- after hearing about a new Marvel Comics experience -- I figured I would check it out for myself.
Upon entry to Madame Tussauds, you’re greeted by Joan Rivers. It fooled me. At a glance, even knowing that I was in a wax museum, I thought Joan Rivers was actually in the museum. In retrospect, her wax doppelganger is probably holding up better than the real deal.
Thus began the fun.
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On Friday, the Palazzo unveiled what it's calling Stadium Gaming in an area that used to house much of their video poker. Stadium Gaming is a new way to play table games. You and 23 friends can sit at a huge bank of machines and play both baccarat and roulette at the same time.
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Palazzo is hard at work on its new show, PANDA!
Set to premier December 16, we’ve been wondering just what to expect since it was announced last month, especially since the tagline -- it’s a rescue story, a dream story, a Chinese story, an American story, a story for the entire world -- left us puzzled. Yesterday, we learned a bit more as Venetian hosted a press conference and preview of the upcoming production.
PANDA! will play in The Palazzo Theater which will have plenty of room for all of the kung-fu, acrobatic-heavy antics. Our first look took place in The Venetian’s Sands Showroom, though. We were hoping for a glimpse of the new stage which is supposed to feature gigantic, moving LED panels that create an effect similar to that of navigating a real-life video game. Instead, we were treated to performances from dancers, as well as two of the costumed pandas.
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Vegas is no stranger to big fights, but since this one will be held in China, you'll have to settle for catching it on television as Manny Pacquiao takes on Brandon Rios at The Clash in Cotai November 23.
It is apparently going to be one of the biggest fights ever held in Asia and, for those looking to make a party of it, the Venetian and Palazzo will be hosting two exclusive screenings, one in the Venetian Ballroom and the other in Lagasse's Stadium.
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Ok, you don't really need to bring ice skates with you to Vegas. We are a desert, after all. But, we're also a hospitality town... and we've totally taken care of that for you!
The Venetian and Palazzo have fired up their annual holiday tree of lights and will soon host Strip-side ice skating for all to enjoy for the third year in a row. Part of the resorts' Winter in Venice festivities, ice skating (ok, not real ice but close enough) will be offered November 18 through January 5. Hours will be daily from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission will be $14.95 and includes a skate rental. If you're a Nevada resident or a Grazie Players Club member, you can shave five bucks off that.
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Hungry for new experiences in Vegas? So are we. But, as is often the case, we'll need to wait a while longer than what was once promised. Here are updates on four Vegas venues with TBA timelines:
B&B Burger and Beer (Venetian)
Having missed a once touted September debut, look for B&B Burger and Beer, coming soon to Venetian by Chef Mario Batali, to open next month. Under construction in the space formerly occupied by Rattlecan near the sportsbook, head here for -- now this is a wild guess -- burgers and beers.
DBGB Kitchen And Bar (Palazzo)
The second DBGB Kitchen and Bar outpost of Chef Daniel Boulud was due to open late this year, but now it sounds like 2014 is where it's at. When we asked a Venetian spokesperson for an updated timeline recently, we were told there wasn't one. Since Valentino, the eatery it will replace, just closed at the beginning of this month, we're going to go with early 2014 here. The first DBGB Kitchen can be found in NYC.
Pinkberry (750 S. Rampart)
A summer opening changed to by December and now, sadly, Las Vegas won't see its second yum-tastic Pinkberry location until 2014. A new inquiry to the froyo chain has provided a new opening month for its first off-Strip (find it in Summerlin's Boca Park) location -- late January.
Bier Garten (Plaza)
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We loved it!
A Konami rep mentioned to us that it was only available at a couple casinos at the time. We weren’t surprised because the Titan 360 is so big that it wouldn’t even fit in most casinos. The first place in Las Vegas we were told it would show up would be at the Venetian. Well, that day is near.
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That's because PANDA!, a Far Eastern folklore show, will premier at the hotel in December. Here's what's in store from this Chinese-produced show (the first of its kind to take up a residency in Vegas):
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For reasons that escape us but are lucky for millions of others, coins and fountains go together like
sex and candy peanut butter and jelly. Maybe, it's because we hate carrying around spare change even though it would seemingly help scores of needy with three-legged dogs. In any case, people love to make a wish and toss their coins into any of a number of fountains around the world.
Locally, whether those light tosses and well-placed throws result in Las Vegas dreams come true or not, we can't say. But, we can confirm that your hope for luck benefits various charities, either way. Coins collected from the Erawan Shrine outside Caesars Palace are sent to various charities in Thailand. A couple years back, money pulled from the Bellagio fountains resulted in more than $12,000 being sent to Habitat for Humanity. The fountains inside Miracle Mile have benefited Opportunity Village and the Boys & Girls Club.