Three Green Supercars to Drive at Exotics Racing this St. Patrick’s Day

 

St. Patrick’s Day-themed green cars available to drive at Exotics Racing’s track in Las Vegas.

HAVE A LUXE LUCK-O-THE-IRISH EXPERIENCE THIS ST. PATRICK’S DAY WITH EXOTICS
RACING’S COLLECTION OF GREEN SUPERCARS

WHAT:
Get into the St. Paddy’s Day spirit by driving one of three green exotic supercars at Exotics Racing.

Available year-round and perfect for someone seeking a festive way to commemorate the holiday, the cars include the Porsche 991 GT3 RS in Lizard Green, McLaren 570s in Mantis Green, or Mercedes AMG GT R Coupe in AMG® Green Hell Mango to get their heart racing. These cars collectively have more than 1600 horsepower, reach speeds up to 204 mph and cost nearly $650,000 if you were to purchase them together. Prices start at $449 for 5 laps but guests can receive discounts for purchasing experiences in multiple cars or by adding on additional laps.

Green supercars include:

  • Porsche 991 GT3 RS: reaches speeds up to 200 mph with 520 horsepower and retails for approximately $250,000. Guests can drive 5 laps for $449.
  • McLaren 570s: reaches speeds up to 204 mph with 562 horsepower and retails for approximately $205,000. Guests can drive 5 laps for $449.
  • Mercedes AMG GT R Coupe: reaches speeds up to 198 mph with 577 horsepower and retails for approximately $187,000. Guests can drive 5 laps for $599.

To reserve a driving experience, click here or call (702) 800-0521.

WHERE:
Exotics Racing
7065 Speedway Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89115

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook and Instagram: @ExoticsRacing

 

 

 

This Sunday, Exotics Racing Hosts Monthly Go-Kart Championship Race

Drivers go full-throttle through during the Vegas Superkarts League race by Exotics Racing
(Photo courtesy of Exotics Racing)

THIS SUNDAY, EXOTICS RACING HOSTS MONTHLY VSK LEAGUE GO-KART CHAMPIONSHIP RACE

WHAT:
While NASCAR action takes place on the neighboring speedway this Sunday, Feb. 23, Vegas Superkarts (VSK) – the city’s longest and fastest outdoor go-kart racetrack by Exotics Racing – will host the second VSK League event in its new monthly racing championship. Open to every level of driver age 15 and older, the VSK League hosts races on the last Sunday of every month. The next race in this series is Sunday, Feb. 23, at 8:30 a.m. The VSK League races begin at 8:30 a.m.

VSK League racers earn points toward the Sodi World Series (SWS), the international ranking of the top Sodi rental kart drivers in the world. The SWS represents the largest worldwide go-kart ranking system and the VSK League offers the only participating competition in Las Vegas. The more races drivers enter, the more points they can accumulate toward qualifying for the Sodi World Finals in Dubai.

VSK League drivers compete in three 8-minute races to win points and increase their rankings on the championship leaderboard. Each race concludes with a podium ceremony complete with trophies for the top three racers. Drivers can check their rankings of the SWS website and compare their records with friends and drivers from all over the world.

WHERE:
7065 Speedway Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89115

WEBSITE:
www.VegasSuperkarts.com

SOCIAL MEDIA:
@VegasSuperkarts

Exotics Racing Offers Valentine’s Day Discount On Its Entire Fleet Through Feb. 15

Bright red Ferrari 488 Pista is one of two new cars available at Exotics Racing.
(Photo Courtesy of Exotics Racing)

EXOTICS RACING OFFERS VALENTINE’S DAY DISCOUNT ON ITS ENTIRE FLEET THROUGH FEB. 15

A great gift for those who are in love or just in love with fast cars, Exotics Racing offers a deep discount this Valentine’s season. Beginning now through Feb. 15, guests can receive up to 30 percent of any driving experience.

Additionally, just in time for the holidays, adrenaline lovers can hop into one of the two newest cars to hit the track. New to the fleet and the first Mustang in Exotics Racing’s lineup is the powerful new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. The GT500 comes with 760 horsepower, can reach 60 mph from a standing start in 3.3 seconds and will dust off the quarter mile in 10.6 seconds.

Those seeking a classic European supercar experience can get behind the wheel of the Ferrari 488 Pista. This festive bright red “rossa corsa” luxury vehicle is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the person in your life who seems to have everything. Priced at $470,000 and with an incredible 720 horsepower, the Ferrari 488 Pista has the most powerful four-liter, 90-degree, twin-turbo V8 engine the legendary Italian automaker has ever created. Pista means “racetrack” in Italian, and this supercar was clearly designed for it. With speeds up to 211 mph, the 488 Pista goes from 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds. The 488 Pista is more powerful, 200 pounds lighter and ultimately faster than the legendary Ferrari 488 GTB.

The 30-percent-off offer is valid on every driving experience gift certificate purchased through 2/15/2020. It cannot be combined with other EXR promotions and is not retroactive.

Gift cards for Exotics Racing experiences are available here. To reserve a driving experience, click here or call (702) 800-0521.

ABOUT EXOTICS RACING
Exotics Racing is the world’s largest supercar driving experience. An award-winning industry leader since 2009 and located at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Exotics Racing offers more than 50 exotic cars to drive and/ or ride, including models by Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Porsche, Aston Martin, Audi, Mercedes and more. Professional racing drivers designed the 1.2-mile racetrack to highlight the supercars’ most acclaimed performance capabilities, daring dares drivers to brake late and drive hard. The track features seven turns, an 1,800-foot straightaway and Formula One safety barriers. Meanwhile, Vegas Superkarts by Exotics Racing is the company’s new go-kart attraction and the first to offer a true racing experience. Guests drive 4-stroke gas-powered SODIKART SR5 270 CCs on Las Vegas’ longest, widest and fastest go-kart track, complete with hairpin turns, a fast-acceleration straightaway and professional safety barriers. Follow on Facebook and Instagram: @ExoticsRacing and @VegasSuperkarts (#ExoticsRacing and #VegasSuperkarts).

Exotics Racing Announces Addition of Most Powerful Ferrari in Its Fleet: Ferrari 488 Pista

EXOTICS RACING ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF MOST POWERFUL FERRARI IN ITS FLEET: FERRARI 488 PISTA

Ferrari’s Most Powerful V8 Engine-Powered Supercar Makes Perfect Holiday Gift 

Just in time for the holidays, Exotics Racing announces the addition of the incomparable Ferrari 488 Pista to its fleet of supercars. Perfect for that discriminating friend or family member who seems to have everything, the festive, bright-red “rossa corsa” Ferrari 488 Pista is now available for driving experiences on Exotics’ 1.2-mile Formula One-style track. These exhilarating experiences start at $599 for five laps and are sure to surprise and delight any adrenaline-loving recipient who likes to get their thrills with a side of luxury. This holiday special offer gives guests up to 25 percent off driving experiences with the Ferrari 488 Pista through Dec. 31.

“Exotics Racing is proud to offer this extraordinary supercar,” said Romain Thievin, co-founder, Exotics Racing. “Indeed, this model is the most expensive car in our fleet. More importantly, there is simply no comparison to getting behind the wheel of the 488 Pista—it’s absolutely Ferrari’s most exciting car.”

Priced at $470,000 and with an incredible 720 horsepower, the Ferrari 488 Pista has the most powerful four-liter, 90-degree, twin-turbo V8 engine the legendary Italian automaker has ever created. Pista means “racetrack” in Italian, and this supercar was clearly designed for it. With speeds up to 211 mph, the 488 Pista goes from 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds. The 488 Pista is more powerful, 200 pounds lighter and ultimately faster than the legendary Ferrari 488 GTB.

Gift cards for Exotics Racing experiences are available here. To reserve a driving experience, click here or call (702) 800-0521.

ABOUT EXOTICS RACING
Exotics Racing is the world’s largest supercar driving experience. An award-winning industry leader since 2009 and located at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Exotics Racing offers more than 50 exotic cars to drive and/ or ride, including models by Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Porsche, Aston Martin, Audi, Mercedes and more. Professional racing drivers designed the 1.2-mile racetrack to highlight the supercars’ most acclaimed performance capabilities, daring dares drivers to brake late and drive hard. The track features seven turns, an 1,800-foot straightaway and Formula One safety barriers. Meanwhile, Vegas Superkarts by Exotics Racing is the company’s new go-kart attraction and the first to offer a true racing experience. Guests drive 4-stroke gas-powered SODIKART SR5 270 CCs on Las Vegas’ longest, widest and fastest go-kart track, complete with hairpin turns, a fast acceleration straightaway and professional safety barriers. Follow on Facebook and Instagram: @ExoticsRacing and @VegasSuperkarts (#ExoticsRacing and #VegasSuperkarts).

On Sept. 14, Exotics Racing Will Operate From Spring Mountain Motor Resort

 

A guest in a red Ferrari races down the Spring Mountain Motor Resort track.
(Photo Courtesy of Exotics Racing)

EXOTICS RACING ANNOUNCES IT WILL OPERATE FROM SPRING MOUNTAIN MOTOR RESORT
AND COUNTRY CLUB ON SEPT. 14

On Sept. 14, while race drivers are revving up their engines for the big race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Exotics Racing will operate its supercar driving experience on Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club’s challenging 1.6-mile racetrack.

Exotics Racing’s multi-award-winning supercar driving experience will unfold the same way as at its resident Las Vegas location, with the same choice of vehicles and activities.

Built to standards like no other racetrack in the nation, Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club is set against a stunning mountain backdrop just 55 miles West of the Las Vegas Strip. The racetrack combines two fast straightaways with a total of 11 thrilling corners. Its half-mile straightaway allows for top speeds above 140 mph, while steep elevation changes will make guests’ stomachs drop. This state-of-the-art facility encompasses the longest road course in North America, with over six miles of challenging racetrack and more than 50 unique configurations.

Upon request, the complimentary Exotics Racing shuttle will pick up and drop off guests at the Aria Hotel and Casino Tour Lobby, as usual. For more information, please call (702) 405-7223. Exotics Racing will be closed on Sept. 13 and Sept. 15.

ABOUT EXOTICS RACING
Exotics Racing is the world’s largest supercar driving experience. An award-winning industry leader since 2009 and located at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Exotics Racing offers more than 50 exotic cars to drive and/ or ride, including models by Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Porsche, Aston Martin, Audi, Mercedes and more. Professional racing drivers designed the 1.2-mile racetrack to highlight the supercars’ most acclaimed performance capabilities, daring dares drivers to brake late and drive hard. The track features seven turns, an 1,800-foot straightaway and Formula One safety barriers. Exotics Racing also has a track located in Fontana, California at the iconic Auto Club Speedway. In 2019, new tours showcasing Los Angeles will be announced. Also new in 2019: Vegas Superkarts by Exotics Racing. This new go-kart attraction is the first to offer a true racing experience where guests drive 4-stroke gas-powered SODIKART SR5 270 CCs on Las Vegas’ longest, widest and fastest go-kart track, complete with hairpin turns, a fast acceleration straightaway and professional safety barriers. Follow on Facebook and Instagram: @ExoticsRacing and @VegasSuperkarts (#ExoticsRacing and #VegasSuperkarts).

 

Exotics Racing to Launch LA Supercar Tour June 10

 

Drivers tour scenic Los Angeles via Exotics Racing’s LA Supercar Tour.
Tours launch June 10.
(Photo Courtesy of Exotics Racing Los Angeles) 

EXOTICS RACING TO LAUNCH
NEW LOS ANGELES SUPERCAR TOUR JUNE 10 

The Brand-New Tours Enable Guests to Drive Four of the World’s Top Supercars While Cruising through Southern California’s Most Iconic Sites  

Exotics Racing Los Angeles announces the launch of its brand-new city tour experience: the LA Supercar Tour. This experience is the ultimate way for guests to drive or ride in not one but four of the world’s top supercars, while seeing Southern California’s most popular sites. The tour will be available beginning June 10.

“What better way to see LA than with the top down and driving in cars by such renowned makers as Ferrari or McLaren, which will be sure to stop traffic,” says Romain Thievin, co-founder of Exotics Racing. “We pride ourselves in offering the most incredible way to see LA without the hassle of renting a car. Now, you’ll be the one driving these impressive cars offered all on one tour—exclusively offered by Exotics Racing.” 

The half-day tour originates at Exotics Racing Los Angeles’ eponymous retail store located near the Santa Monica Pier. The line-up of luxurious supercars includes:

  1. McLaren 570S Spider
  2. Maserati GranTurismo
  3. Ferrari 488 Spider
  4. Lamborghini Huracán Spyder

Each 3-hour tour accommodates up to eight people. An Exotics Racing tour guide rides in the lead car, Maserati GranTurismo, and narrates the tour which can be heard in all four cars. At each stop, guests may exit, take photos and videos and then switch to a different car, enabling them to drive or ride in up to four different cars on the trip. The tour’s route includes:

  1. Santa Monica Pier: Drive on sunny Ocean Avenue, away from the Santa Monica Pier while behind the wheel of a supercar.
  2. Pacific Coast Highway: As one of the most spectacular roads in the world that will wind guests through Pacific Palisades, alongside the Pacific Ocean.
  3. Beverly Hills: The curvy roads of Sunset Boulevard are no match for these supercars. Guests will see million-dollar mansions and perhaps a few celebrity homes along the way.
  4. Rodeo Drive: Every guest will want to wear their sunglasses and sit back as they drive this iconic area, populated by the world’s most prestigious fashion retailers.
  5. Fox Studios: The final stop will be under the peaceful canopy of trees at Rancho Park as guests drive past Miramax and Fox Studios.

The tour concludes at the Santa Monica Pier. From there, guests may view on-board videos from the tour as each supercar is equipped with a video camera capturing the entire tour from inside the cars. They may also shop for mementos from the Exotics Racing store which sells Exotics Racing merchandise and racetrack experiences available at their Fontana, California location at the Auto Club Speedway, and at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“We created this tour as we were in Southern California at our track at the Auto Club Speedway. We drove our supercars around the city and knew this would be the best way to see the sites in a way that guests would remember for the rest of their lives,” says David Perisset, co-founder of Exotics Racing. “Imagine the top is down, the sunglasses are on and you’re driving down the PCH or Rodeo Drive in a Lamborghini or a Maserati. What could be better than that?”

The price is $399 per person and includes fuel, insurance for one driver and snacks and drinks. Drivers must be at least 21 years or older with a valid license; passengers must be 13 and up. The tours will be available Sunday through Friday with departures scheduled at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information and to book tours, click here. Follow the hashtag: #LASupercarTour.

An additional version of this tour, this time utilizing as the jaw-dropping and fun-to-drive Vanderhall Carmels as well as classic Ford Mustangs, will be announced later this summer.

ABOUT EXOTICS RACING
Exotics Racing is the world’s largest supercar driving experience. An award-winning industry leader since 2009 and located at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Exotics Racing offers more than 50 exotic cars to drive and/ or ride, including models by Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Porsche, Aston Martin, Audi, Mercedes and more. Professional racing drivers designed the 1.2-mile racetrack to highlight the supercars’ most acclaimed performance capabilities, daring dares drivers to brake late and drive hard. The track features seven turns, an 1,800-foot straightaway and Formula One safety barriers. Exotics Racing also has a track located in Fontana, California at the iconic Auto Club Speedway. Also new in 2019: Vegas Superkarts by Exotics Racing. This new outdoor go-kart attraction is the first to offer a true racing experience where guests drive 4-stroke gas-powered SODIKART SR5 270 CCs on Las Vegas’ longest, widest and fastest go-kart track, complete with hairpin turns, a fast acceleration straightaway and professional safety barriers. Follow on Facebook and Instagram: @ExoticsRacing and @VegasSuperkarts (#ExoticsRacing and #VegasSuperkarts).

 

Vegas Superkarts Now Offers Las Vegas Locals, U.S. Military Exclusive Membership


Drivers wait at the starting line at Vegas Superkarts by Exotics Racing
(Photo courtesy of Exotics Racing) </

VEGAS SUPERKARTS OFFERS LAS VEGAS LOCALS,
U.S. MILITARY EXCLUSIVE MEMBERSHIP

WHAT:
Starting now through Sunday, June 30, Vegas Superkarts by Exotics Racing is offering Las Vegas residents and U.S. military an exclusive annual membership, valid for 12 months. Guests can enjoy the new fleet of 4-stroke, gas-powered Sodikart SR5 270 CCs on the city’s longest, widest and fastest outdoor go-kart racetrack all year long.

The Vegas Superkarts membership will include a special price of $25 per race, one complimentary birthday race and 10 percent off all Exotics Racing supercar experiences

WHERE:
7065 Speedway Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89115

WEBSITE:
www.VegasSuperkarts.com

Vegas Superkarts, the City’s Longest, Fastest Outdoor Go-Kart Racetrack, Officially Launches


Drivers wait at the starting line at Vegas Superkarts by Exotics Racing.
(Photo courtesy of Exotics Racing)

EXOTICS RACING OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES
VEGAS SUPERKARTS,
THE CITY’S LONGEST, WIDEST, FASTEST OUTDOOR GO-KART RACETRACK 

 

Special Pricing Offered for Las Vegas Residents

Vegas Superkarts (VSK) by Exotics Racing is the brand-new go-kart attraction, offering a true racing experience. Las Vegas locals, families and visitors can drive the new fleet of 4-stroke, gas-powered Sodikart SR5 270 CCs on the city’s longest, widest and fastest outdoor go-kart racetrack.

“We created this experience because go-karts are just pure fun and it’s representative of who we are,” beams David Perisset, co-founder, Vegas Superkarts by Exotics Racing. “This experience is nothing like you’ve seen before – our fleet of go-karts reach top of speeds of over 40 MPH around a track with a variety of straightaways and technical turns. Vegas Superkarts races are also offered at a great price which makes it ideal for groups and families looking for an adrenaline-pumping experience.”

THE GO-KARTS
The Sodikart SR5 4-stroke gas engine go-kart is more powerful than the average electric, indoor kart. VSK selected this model to provide guests a fast-paced, professional go-kart racing experience on a purpose-built racetrack.

The Sodikart SR5 features innovative technology such as a 2D adjustable pedal, where drivers can easily adjust the distance to the pedals to themselves and a full floor covering.

Drivers must be at least 14-years-old and 55” tall. The Sodikart 2Drive offers two seats, enabling passengers who at least 42” tall to ride.

THE RACETRACK
Designed by Exotics Racing Co-Founder Romain Thievin specifically for go-karts, the 2,100-foot long outdoor asphalt track includes:

  • 14 turns and sharp hairpins
  • Fast acceleration straightaways
  • Professional safety barriers

THE EXPERIENCE
Before guests arrive to the track, they may download the Vegas Superkarts app via iPhone and Android. The app features online registration and live rankings which enable guests to compare their times and ranks against past drivers’ records.

From there, a safety briefing video is presented to instruct guests what to expect. Once they receive their helmets, it’s time to drive!

Guests and passengers make their way out to the purpose-built racetrack where they strap in and prepare for their race. Up to 12 go-karts can simultaneously be on the track.

VSK is the only track in Las Vegas to participate in the Sodi World Series (SWS), which hosts go-kart races throughout the year and around the world within the SWS’ network of tracks. Click here for more information.

PRICING
Pricing begins at $35 per race and per person. Various packages are available, including sprint races and endurance races open to all.

Exclusively offered to Las Vegas residents and U.S. military who experience Vegas Superkarts from now through June 30, they will receive an annual membership valid for 12 months. The Vegas Superkarts membership will include a special price of $25 per race, one complimentary birthday race and 10 percent off all Exotics Racing supercar experiences.

Bachelor party packages, group experiences and private races are also available.

Click here for additional pricing and information including Grand Prix and endurance races taking place every Friday starting at 6 p.m.

WHAT’S NEXT
Vegas Superkarts is located next to Exotics Racing, the world’s largest supercar driving experience, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. With a shared lobby and EXR Café and Restaurant, once go-kart races conclude, Vegas Superkarts guests may access Exotics Racing’s pitlane to race supercars, such as Ferraris, Lamborghinis and more race around a separate 1.2-mile-long racetrack.

Romain Thievin, co-founder, Vegas Superkarts by Exotics Racing, concludes, “Where else can you race go-karts and then drive supercars? The sounds, the thrills, the excitement. It’s all in one place.”  

Night sessions, new junior go-karts for drivers ages eight through 14 and much more will be announced later this year.

Vegas Superkarts opens daily at 11 a.m.

ABOUT EXOTICS RACING
Exotics Racing is the world’s largest supercar driving experience. An award-winning industry leader since 2009 and located at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Exotics Racing offers more than 50 exotic cars to drive and/or ride in, including models by Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Porsche, Aston Martin, Audi, Mercedes, Acura, Nissan, Corvette and more. Professional racing drivers designed the 1.2-mile racetrack to highlight the supercars’ most acclaimed performance capabilities, daring drivers to brake late and drive fast. The track features seven turns, an 1,800-foot straightaway and Formula One safety barriers. Exotics Racing also has a track located in Fontana, California at the iconic Auto Club Speedway. In 2019, new road tours showcasing Los Angeles will be announced. Also new in 2019: Vegas Superkarts by Exotics Racing. This new go-kart attraction offers a true racing experience where guests drive 4-stroke gas-powered SODIKART SR5 270 CCs on Las Vegas’ longest, widest and fastest go-kart track, complete with hairpin turns, a fast acceleration straightaway and professional safety barriers. Follow on Facebook and Instagram: @ExoticsRacing and @VegasSuperkarts (#ExoticsRacing and #VegasSuperkarts).

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Show Las Vegas Monorail Ticket and Save with Special Values at Grand Bazaar Shops

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Las Vegas Monorail Ticket and Save with Special Values at Grand Bazaar Shops

Travelers looking for economical, efficient transportation AND great shopping values along the Las Vegas Strip can now take advantage of a special partnership between the Las Vegas Monorail and Grand Bazaar Shops Las Vegas, located at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. With seven convenient stops, including one at Bally’s/ Paris Las Vegas, the Monorail provides a convenient way to access the Grand Bazaar Shops, along with many other attractions, dining and entertainment located on its four-mile route, which extends from SLS Las Vegas to the MGM Grand.

Any patron who presents their same-day Las Vegas Monorail ticket at the following participating businesses will receive special consideration and values, including:

Born and Raised Craft Pub – 20 percent off specialty drinks in souvenir drinkware
Giordano’s – Free Cheese Bread with purchase of an entrée pizza
Exotics Racing – One free lap with every five-lap driving experience (up to $110 value)
Ben & Jerry’s – Buy a waffle cone with two flavors and get a second one just like it

All offers are valid only at Grand Bazaar Shop locations, now through April 30, 2019.

Monorail tickets start at $5 for a single-ride fare, with discounts available with the purchase of 24-hour and multi-day, unlimited-ride passes. To purchase tickets, click here.

ABOUT THE LAS VEGAS MONORAIL
The Las Vegas Monorail provides a quick and convenient connection along the Las Vegas Strip, linking riders to world-class restaurants, shows, shops, day/nightclubs, spas, hotels and casinos. In minutes, Monorail riders can travel the famous Las Vegas Strip in a safe, comfortable and clean environment – without the hassles of traffic or wasted time. Currently, the privately funded Monorail system includes seven stations: MGM Grand; Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas; Flamingo/Caesars Palace; Harrah’s/The LINQ; Las Vegas Convention Center; Westgate Resort & Casino and SLS Las Vegas. Las Vegas’ “green” public transportation choice, the Monorail’s electric trains are zero-emission vehicles. Hours of operation are Mondays, 7 a.m. to midnight; Tuesday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Friday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. For more information on the Las Vegas Monorail or where to purchase tickets, call 866-4-MONORAIL (866-466-6672); visit www.LVMonorail.com or pick up a Monorail Magazine, available at all Monorail stations.

ABOUT GRAND BAZAAR SHOPS
Located at the entrance to Bally’s Las Vegas, Grand Bazaar Shops is a dynamic retail, dining and beverage destination at the center of it all on the Las Vegas Strip.  Specialty shops offering gifts, accessories and apparel complement a carefully curated collection of over a dozen foodie favorites from New York to LA including Wahlburgers, Giordano’s famous stuffed deep-dish pizza, Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken, Dirt Dog and Ramen-Ya. One-of-a-kind bars featuring flair bartenders, local brews, tiki cocktails, boozy milkshakes and more round out the fun and unique experience.  Hours of operation are Sunday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.  Restaurant and bar hours vary with many open for late-night dining.  For more information, please visit www.grandbazaarshops.com]

TV Personality Ross Mathews Hosts AFAN’s Black & White Party on Aug. 29

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TV Personality Ross Mathews Hosts AFAN’s 29th Annual Black & White Party

 TV personality Ross Mathews will bring his charisma and his own fashion-forward monochromatic look to Las Vegas when he hosts Aid for AIDS of Nevada’s (AFAN) 29th Annual Black & White Party on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 9 p.m. inside The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

The premier party of the year will showcase a pop up wedding chapel and fully ordained officiant to perform weddings and vow renewals for the first time in Black & White history.

Entertainers including The Perry Twins, Maren Wade, “Love is Love” by Legends in Concert, Pia Zadora, DJ Axis, Nick Ayler, The Sound Collage, Brandon Godfrey and Boiis will take the stage while steampunk-inspired decor from the International Special Events Society (ISES) transforms the venue.

Guests will sample bites from top restaurants including Culinary Dropout, Ferraro’s, FU, Pink Taco, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Hexx, Popcorn Girl, Jamba Juice, Brio and more. Back Bar USA will pour top shelf spirits from its portfolio of brands including Bacardi, Corona, Cavalli Vodka, Absolut and Jameson.

More than 40 raffle prizes will be up for grabs including packages from Aria, Life is Beautiful, Mandarin Oriental, Exotics Racing, Penn & Teller and The Cosmopolitan.

The $50 GA ticket price also grants admission to the official after party at Piranha Nightclub and Temptation Sundays pool party at the Luxor the following day.

While the Black & White is an unforgettable festive atmosphere, AFAN Executive Director Antioco Carrillo wants guests to remember the evening still has a sobering purpose to fight HIV/AIDS and eradicate the stigma it carries in Southern Nevada.

“We want people to get dressed up, come let loose and have the time of their lives,” said Carrillo. “But at the same time, it’s important to remember the event is ultimately dedicated to raising funds for locals living with AIDS and sending a message of prevention.”

Tickets can be purchased at afanlv.org. $130 VIP tickets with early entry at 8 p.m. or VIP tables with four tickets for $600 are also available. Guests must be 21+ years old and black and white attire required for admission.

Hard Rock Hotel is offering a special room package for party attendees by visiting hardrockhotel.com/las-vegas-specials/hotel-deals/afan-black-white-ball/803 or calling 800.343.4346 and using code HAFAN15

Ross Mathews
Ross Mathews

About AFAN
Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) was founded in 1984 and is the oldest and largest AIDS service organization in the state of Nevada. 2014 marked AFAN’s 30th anniversary of unyielding commitment to the community, providing support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada. AFAN offers consistent and comprehensive direct client service programs, including medical case management, housing and utility assistance, emergency food and transportation vouchers, prevention and education programs and community outreach. As part of AFAN’s mission, these client service programs assist in enhancing the physical health and psychosocial wellness of the individuals they serve, while promoting dignity and improving the quality of their lives. For more information, please visit afanlv.org. Keep up with AFAN events and news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.