Vegas PBS Holding Special Preview Screening of A Path Appears, a Film Addressing Human Trafficking and the Adversities Faced by Women and Girls Around the World

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Vegas PBS Holding Special Preview Screening of A Path Appears, a Film Addressing
Human Trafficking and the Adversities Faced by Women and Girls Around the World
Vegas PBS will broadcast national film and local production during
January which is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Vegas PBS is hosting a special preview screening of A Path Appears, a film addressing human trafficking and the adversities faced by women and girls around the world on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Inspire Theater located at 107 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, Nevada. The screening is free, attendees must be 21 or older, and seating will be limited. Interested persons should RSVP to Diana Morgan at dmorgan@VegasPBS.org  or 702-799-1010 X5415 to reserve a seat. Audrey Morrissey and Adia Lancaster, both of whom are involved in the fight against human trafficking, will be discussing the issue and taking questions during the screening. Morrissey, who is featured in A Path Appears, is a former victim of sexual exploitation who escaped the abuse to become the My Life My Choice assistant director and coordinator. Lancaster is a Las Vegas-based activist who works to raise awareness about the global problem of trafficking and she serves as a member of the Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force.

The film is based upon the most recent book, A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity, by authors/reporters Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn who also wrote the groundbreaking Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Viewers will take the journey with Kristof and WuDunn and celebrity activists Malin Akerman, Mia Farrow, Ronan Farrow, Jennifer Garner, Regina Hall, Ashley Judd, Blake Lively, Eva Longoria, and Alfre Woodard to Colombia, Haiti, Kenya and throughout the United States as they explore the roots of gender inequality, the devastating impact of poverty and the consequences that can follow including sex trafficking, teen pregnancy, gender-based violence and child slavery. Along the way, they meet with inspiring activists who are creating effective solutions to combat gender-based oppression, transform lives and provide a roadmap for sustainable future change. A representative segment takes place in Boston where Kristof and Lively visit the nationally recognized anti-trafficking organization My Life My Choice. One of the founders of the organization, Audrey Morrissey, is a survivor of forced prostitution and drug addiction. After almost 20 years on the street, she now mentors young victims and trains future generations of survivors to become mentors themselves. In addition to this screening, Vegas PBS will broadcast A Path Appears, a special presentation of Independent Lens, on Mondays, Jan. 26, Feb. 2 and Feb. 9 at 10 p.m.

Also, Vegas PBS will broadcast a local production entitled Sex Trafficking: It’s Our Business on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 10 p.m. This program shows that sex trafficking is a tragedy that occurs in the United States including Nevada. This abuse of human beings can take place in the poorest neighborhoods or the most expensive, master-planned communities. The broadcast will feature local experts providing facts about sex trafficking, exploring the psychology of the perpetrator and the victim, relating the services available to help those in this harrowing situation, and informing interested persons what they can do to help.

“The preview screening and broadcasts will play a vital role in alerting our community about the scourge that is human trafficking and informing our viewers about the other obstacles that women and girls face. The programs will also highlight the local and global efforts being undertaken to confront these issues. As a public service media organization, Vegas PBS recognizes the importance of educating our viewers about significant matters that impact our society,” says Vegas PBS General Manager Tom Axtell.

About Vegas PBS
Dedicated to enriching the lives of those who call Southern Nevada home, Vegas PBS Channel 10 is one of America’s most watched PBS stations on a per capita basis. Five additional channels are available over the air or on cable and satellite including Create, Vme, Worldview, Rewind and Jackpot!

Vegas PBS expands its television broadcast impact through supplemental materials on VegasPBS.org, PBS.org, PBSKids.org, PBSParents.org, PBSTeachers.org and NextAvenue.org. Vegas PBS also offers extensive online distance education for workforce development and economic diversification through Global Online Advanced Learning (GOAL).

Vegas PBS provides K-12 educational resources to teachers and students in public, private, charter and home schools including TeacherLine professional development courses; One Place, a curriculum-correlated online media service; the Described and Captioned Media Center (DCMC) containing materials for deaf, hard of hearing, blind and vision impaired individuals and those who assist them; and Ready To Learn literacy and health community workshops based on curriculum materials in daytime children’s programs.

For more information on programming and services, please visit VegasPBS.org, like us on
Facebook at Facebook.com/VegasPBS, or follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/VegasPBS.

Drai’s Beach Club Creates 35,000 Square Foot Wonder 11 Stories Above Las Vegas Strip at The Cromwell

 

A POOL WITH A VIEW…
DRAI’S BEACH CLUB AT THE CROMWELL CREATES 35,000 SQUARE
FOOT WONDER 11 STORIES ABOVE LAS VEGAS STRIP   


Ten, 35 Foot Palm Trees Hoisted from Las Vegas Strip to Rooftop Pool

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Beach Club and Pools to Open Memorial Weekend at The Cromwell Las Vegas –Rooms on Sale Now

In a city known for setting the standard for spectacular pools and parties, the bar is about to be raised even higher (literally) this summer with the opening of Drai’s Beach Club in Las Vegas, perched 11 stories above the Strip atop The Cromwell.  With unobstructed views of Las Vegas Blvd. and never-ending sunshine on two levels, the 35,000 square foot Drai’s Beach Club is both an architectural and visual wonder featuring a 360-degree experience with multiple pools, tantalizing cocktails, renowned DJs, VIP luxury cabanas and top-of-the-line gourmet food.  Adding to the already spectacular scenery are ten, 35-foot palm trees (which were recently hoisted by crane to the roof above) which will offer guests ample shade when desired.

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The wow factor for hotel guests begins the minute they disembark from the hotel’s elevator where they will be met with never-before-seen views emanating from the corner of Flamingo and Las Vegas Blvd. The sparkling new pools are the highlight of the expansive rooftop venue, but the pools share equal billing with the unique vantage point overlooking Caesars Palace and the Bellagio fountains to the west, Bally’s and the Las Vegas Strip to the south and the impressive row of hotels to the north. Located directly above Las Vegas Blvd., Drai’s Beach Club will also be home to an endless day of sun – never disappearing behind hotel towers or buildings. While there are countless perks for staying at The Cromwell, having exclusive guest access to the city’s most splash-worthy new pools is going to be top of the list.


Split into two levels, Drai’s Beach Club is designed to be sexy, sophisticated and most importantly, social. No feature or guest amenity has been forgotten and the Beach Club will cater to every level of pool reveler:

• Two lower level main pools
• Central wet deck and perimeter seating
• 40 poolside day beds
• Nine exclusive VIP Bungalows sharing five elevated pools
• 15 luxury mezzanine level cabanas with private pool with private shower/restroom
• Two full bars
• Elevated DJ booth
• Ten 35-foot natural palm trees
• Unobstructed sunlight and views
• Drai’s unparalleled service

“I’ve been dreaming of building a day/night club for the past 15 years,” explains Victor Drai. “With the creation of The Cromwell, the opportunity finally arrived to make my dream a reality. The Beach Club and pools at Drai’s Beach Club will be like nothing that exists in Las Vegas. The size, scope and attention to detail, design and guest experience has driven our concept. I always build my venues so that there is a ‘wow’ factor from the minute you arrive. When a guest steps off the elevator, they are going to marvel at what we have built and the never before-seen-view will provide an unforgettable experience.”

Drai’s Beach Club
Drai’s Beach Club is located on the roof at The Cromwell, the Strip’s first stand-alone boutique hotel and casino. Hotel guests of The Cromwell will enjoy the opportunity to experience this one-of-a-kind rooftop pool daily from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The unique pool experience becomes Drai’s Beach Club Friday – Sunday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and transforms into Drai’s Nightclub Thursday – Sunday at 10 p.m.

Drai’s Beach Club • Nightclub is set to open Memorial Weekend 2014.  For more information, follow Drai’s at Facebook at www.facebook.com/draislv, Twitter at www.twitter.com/draislv and Instagram @draislv. For more information visit www.TheCromwell.com, or on Facebook http://facebook.com/cromwellvegas or follow on Twitter http://twitter.com/cromwellvegas

 

About The Cromwell
Caesars Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest casino-entertainment company, will open the Strip’s first, stand-alone boutique hotel, The Cromwell, Memorial Day Weekend. Rooms are on sale now. Following a $185 million renovation of the former Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, the resort is situated on the bustling corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road. The Cromwell will bring an exclusive, luxury lifestyle hotel experience to the Strip, focusing on hospitality, amenities and personalized service. An intimate collection of 188 rooms and suites, a 40,000 square-foot casino space, and the first-ever restaurant by celebrity chef and television personality Giada De Laurentiis will set the resort apart, while the rooftop pool experience will redefine Las Vegas nightlife culture. Drai’s Beach Club • Nightclub, designed and operated by nightlife impresario, Victor Drai , will span 65,000 square-foot with day and nightlife experiences boasting open-air, panoramic views from 11 stories above the iconic Las Vegas skyline. For more information visit www.thecromwell.com  like us on Facebook http://facebook.com/cromwellvegas or follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/cromwellvegas. Guests can now book reservations online at www.thecromwell.com or by calling 1-844-I-AM-CROM (1-844-4-26-2766).

Updated Listings: Jersey Boys at Paris Las Vegas

 

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**Updated Performance Schedule as of February 14**

 

JERSEY BOYS is the #1 Rated Show in Las Vegas and the “Must see show of the year!” according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.  The musical phenomenon JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons at Paris Las Vegas is the runaway hit that has taken Las Vegas by storm.  JERSEY BOYS is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were thirty. The show features hits such as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)” and many more.  Presented in Las Vegas at Paris Las Vegas, it is the same production fans all over the world have come to know and love.  For tickets or for more information on JERSEY BOYS, please visit www.JerseyBoysVegas.com.

Performance Schedule as of February 18, 2014:
Monday: DARK
Tuesday: 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7 p.m.
Thursday: 7 p.m.
Friday: 7 p.m.
Saturday: 5 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
Sunday: 7 p.m.

Address:
Paris Las Vegas
3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89109

Phone:
(702) 777-7776

Tickets:
Ticket prices range from $48-123 plus all applicable taxes and fees.
VIP Seating is also available for $168.00 plus tax and fees, which includes preferred orchestra seating, a signed post, a drink voucher and CD Sampler.

Website Address:
www.JerseyBoysVegas.com

Celebrate Pizza Day with the Largest Slice on the Strip at Pin-Up Pizza, Now Open at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

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Celebrate Pizza Day with the Largest Slice on the Strip
at Pin-Up Pizza, Now Open at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Las Vegas’ newest pizza eatery is celebrating Pizza Day in a big way

Serving up the largest slice on the Strip, Pin-Up Pizza, now open at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, is celebrating Pizza Day with drinks, pinup models and of course, lots of pizza. Guests who purchase one of Pin-Up’s 15 inch long slices of pizza will receive one free beer.

The New York style pizza eatery is located along Las Vegas Blvd. next to Pink’s Hot Dogs with an entrance from the street as well as inside of the casino, and is perfect for grab-and-go, or with its outdoor patio, to take in the striking view.

“Bringing authentic New York style pizza to the Strip, Pin-Up Pizza is a great addition to Planet Hollywood’s already impressive restaurant lineup,” said David Hoenemeyer, President of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. “The menu, location and vibe offer guests a one-of-a-kind experience, whether they are grabbing a slice on the go or enjoying the view on the Strip-side patio.”

Using the freshest and highest quality ingredients, Pin-Up’s menu features classic favorites such as cheese and pepperoni, as well as white, artichoke, margherita, sausage and meatball pizzas. Each hand-tossed pizza pie measures 30 inches across and uses 4lbs of dough, leaving each slice to measure 15 inches long by 6 inches wide. With its Neo-Neapolitan style and cooked in a gas oven, the pizzas are evenly cooked with a crust that maintains a crisp with each bite. Pizza isn’t the only option at Pin-Up, also featured on the menu are hand rolled garlic knots, stromboli rolls and pinwheels, tomato mozzarella salad and piped-to-order cannolis.

Accessible from the Strip, Pin-Up’s modern ambience features indoor counter space, with a full view of the giant gas oven and kitchen, as well an outdoor glass enclosed patio dining and drinking area. Continuing the brand’s theme, Pin-Up features Pin-Up Pizza girls, adorned in retro rockabilly uniforms bringing to life Bettie Page, Jayne Mansfield and other famous pinup ladies of the ‘50s.

Pizza Day at Pin-Up Pizza will be celebrated on Sunday, Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Guests will receive one free beer with the purchase of a slice of pizza, limit one per customer.

Pin-Up Pizza is open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, please visit www.planethollywoodresort.com or by calling (702)785-5888.

ABOUT PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is the newest member of the Caesars Entertainment family and is a full partner in Total Rewards™. The hottest property on the Las Vegas Strip with 2,500 beautifully designed guest rooms and suites showcasing the best views in town, Planet Hollywood encompasses more than 100,000 square-feet of gaming, several lounges, ten restaurants including recently opened Gordon Ramsay BurGR, KOI, Strip House, the award-winning Spice Market Buffet and LA’s Pink’s Hot Dogs, and the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara. The property is encircled by Miracle Mile Shops with more 170 specialty stores and restaurants. For more information, please visit www.planethollywoodresort.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Planet Hollywood on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

Hip Hop Legend Nas Celebrates His 40th Birthday at TAO Nightclub

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

WHAT:
Hip Hop Legend Nas Celebrates His 40th Birthday at TAO Nightclub

Sounds by DJ Vice

TAO Nightclub opens at 9:30 pm.

For TAO Nightclub guest list information, bottle service and table reservations, contact 702.388.8588 or email info@taogroup.com. For dinner reservations at TAO Asian Bistro call 702.388.8338.

WHERE:
TAO Nightclub

The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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Updated Ticket Pricing for Blue Man Group at Monte Carlo

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UPDATED TICKET PRICING FOR BLUE MAN GROUP AT MONTE CARLO

What:  New ticket pricing for Blue Man Group, performing nightly at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino

New Pricing:
VIP Backstage Experience – $215
Category A: Premium –$127
Category B: Poncho Premium –$127
Category C: Standard –$105
Category D: Side/Rear –$80
Category E: Obstructed –$59

Children
Category A: Premium Child – $76.36
Category B: Poncho Premium Child – $76.36
Category C: Standard Child – $67.27
Category D: Side/Rear Child – $58.18

Military
Category A: Premium Military – $80.91
Category B: Poncho Premium Military – $80.91
Category C: Standard Military – $71.82
Category D: Side/Rear Military – $62.73

**Taxes and service fees apply to all price categories**

Purchase:Blue Man Group box office, any MGM Resorts International ticketing outlet,  www.blueman.com/lasvegas or call 1.800.BLUEMAN

Address:
Blue Man Group Las Vegas
Monte Carlo Resort and Casino
3770 Las Vegas Blvd., South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

ABOUT: Performing nightly at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, Blue Man Group offers an experience never seen before. Blue Man Group provides audiences with a fully immersive audiovisual experience. Born of the creative urge to explore the unknown, the show is a combination of science, comedy, music and vibrant visual effects. The explosion of color, humor, music and technology comes to life every night inside the Blue Man Theater.  It’s the only show with a “smoking section,” the only show with brains, the only show with balls and the only show that bursts out of the theater with a nightly procession of musical joy and luminescence at 6:15 p.m. daily (excludes dark days).

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Blue Man Group box office, any MGM Resorts International ticketing outlet, www.blueman.com/lasvegas  or call 1.800.BLUEMAN. Fans can also keep up with the latest Blue Man Group Las Vegas news and events via Facebook at www.facebook.com/bluemangroup or Twitter at www.twitter.com/BMGVegas.

Punk Band The Adicts Come to Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip Friday, March 15

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Punk Band, The Adicts, Come to Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip Friday, March 15

WHAT:     Punk rock greats, The Adicts, come to Hard Rock Cafe with special guests on Friday, March 15.

The Adicts are one of the most easily recognizable punk bands of all time. Formed in the mid-70’s in England, the band quickly became known for their live performances and distinctive A Clockwork Orange influenced image. Their flamboyant appearance and high energy, up-tempo music and light-hearted lyrics helped set The Adicts apart from the rest of the genre.

The bands’ debut album, Songs of Praise, was released in ’81 and quickly became a must-have punk rock classic, reaching 15 in the UK Indie Charts. The following year saw the release of their sophomore effort, Sound Of Music, which peaked at number 2 on the same charts.  A string of subsequent single hits in the 80s cemented The Adicts rapidly-growing reputation as one of the most innovative and popular bands of punk’s new wave.

Some 35 years into their career, The Adicts, are the longest running Punk band in history with all of the original members.  Still entertaining crowds with their theatrical and good-time shows, The Adicts have proven that their music is timeless.

WHEN:
Friday, March 15
8 p.m. Doors
Ages 18 and up

WHERE:
Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip
3771 Las Vegas Blvd S. (Across from Monte Carlo)
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Tickets on sale now and can be purchased at the Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip or at ticketweb.com.  Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 day of show.

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2013 Entertainment Schedule at Excalibur Hotel & Casino

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Updated 2013 Entertainment Schedule at Excalibur Hotel & Casino

 

TOURNAMENT OF KINGS

Dates:                                      Wednesday – Monday
Dark:                                      Tuesday
Times:                                     Monday and Friday:  6 p.m.
                                                Wednesday – Thursday and Saturday – Sunday:  6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

 

THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES

Dates:                                     Saturday – Thursday
Dark:                                      Friday
Time:                                      7 p.m.

Name:
Excalibur Hotel & Casino

Address:
3850 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV  89109

Phone:                         (702) 697-7777
Toll Free:                    (800) 937-7777
Website Address:        www.excalibur.com

 

 

M RESORT ANNOUNCES GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST FOR CCSD CHILDREN

M RESORT ANNOUNCES GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST FOR CCSD CHILDREN
M Resort to Award $3,000 in Total Prizes for Top 3 Gingerbread Houses

Clark County School District children have been invited to roll up their sleeves and put their creativity to the test to compete at the second M Resort Gingerbread Contest.  Entries will be judged on November 30, 2012 from 4-5pm.

A total of ten places will be awarded.  The First Place winner will be awarded $1,500 for their school plus 5 pairs of tickets to M Resort’s Elvis Holiday and Tribute Show featuring tribute artist Steve Connolly on December 8.  Second Place will receive $1,000 for their school plus 5 pairs of tickets, and the Third Place recipient will receive $500 for their school plus 5 pairs of tickets.  M Resort will also present seven honorable mention awards and each will receive 5 pairs of tickets to the Elvis Holiday and Tribute Show.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to reach out to the community during this holiday season and support our local school district children.  The creativity displayed by the young participants at our previous contest was nothing short of amazing and we are looking forward to presenting the Gingerbread House Contest again this year,” says Anthony A. Marnell III, President of M Resort.

The Gingerbread Houses will be on display for the community to view from the evening of November 30 through December 21.

 

ABOUT M RESORT SPA CASINO
M Resort Spa Casino is a Forbes Travel Guide Four Star and an AAA “Approved Lodging” Four Diamond designated property located on over 90 acres at 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. S. on the southeast corner of St. Rose Parkway and Las Vegas Boulevard. Situated higher in elevation than other resort-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, the M Resort provides optimal views of the world-famous Las Vegas skyline from its guest rooms, suites, conference center and restaurants. The resort offers 390 guest rooms and suites, over 92,000 square feet of gaming, seven restaurants and six destination bars, more than 92,000 square feet of meeting and conference space, a Forbes Travel Guide Four Star rated spa and fitness center and a 100,000 square foot events piazza. For more information, visit www.theMresort.com. Find us on Facebook – M Resort Spa Casino. Follow @MResort Twitter. Read our M Point of View Blog. M Resort is operated by Penn National Gaming, Inc.

China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Celebrates Day of the Dead Festival and Introduces Custom-Design Living Room

CHINA POBLANO AT THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS
CELEBRATES DAY OF THE DEAD FESTIVAL AND
INTRODUCES CUSTOM-DESIGN LIVING ROOM

José Andrés and his team at China Poblano invite guests to take part in one of Mexico’s greatest traditions, The Day of the Dead. From Oct. 29 until Nov. 2, China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will feature three festive cocktails and a menu showcasing special regional dishes.  This special celebration coincides with the exciting introduction of China Poblano’s expanded ‘Living Room’ designed to add to the vibrant and urban atmosphere of this unique dining destination.

Guests are invited to sample Day of the Dead specials in China Poblano’s brand new custom-designed lounge area.  This new space takes inspiration from a bicycle, an everyday element relevant to the street cultures of both China and Mexico and often seen in food markets. This project, created by Seed Design Studio, inescapably expresses the interaction and movement of these dynamic cultures and invites guests to experience an urban park enthused setting within the resort. Vintage bicycle wheels surround the new living room, creating an indoor patio setting and separating it from the main dining room as a unique representation of this iconic symbol of street culture.

Day of the Dead menu highlights include Sopa de Calabaza, butternut squash, crispy pork rind, habanero and pumpkin seeds;   Chile de Jaral en Frio, ancho chile, beef, pinenuts, and avocado sauce; Tamal Yucateco, masa, tomato, chicken and jalapeno; Cachetes de Res on Mole Xico, braised veal cheek, plantain and mole xico; Mollejas con Salsa Xec, crispy sweet bread, grape fruit, lime and habanero; Chocolate Mezccal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich, chocolate cookies, mezcal raisins and masa ice cream.  The Day of the Dead menu items will range in price from $6.50 to $16 a la carte.

For the perfect pairing, guests will enjoy a selection of four special and extravagant concoctions including: the Marigold, Mezcal, crème de cacao, lemon, marigolds and an Xtabentun Mayan liqueur rinse; Zombie Apocalypse, tequila blanco, rum, apricot brandy, honey cinnamon syrup, papaya juice, pineapple juice and coconut milk; Aztec Old Fashion, chichicapa mezcal, chipotle syrup and chocotale bitters. Cocktails are priced between $14 and $17.

Of pre-Hispanic and pre-Christian origin, the Day of The Dead is one of the most important holidays in Mexican culture.  In rural Mexico, people visit the cemetery where their loved ones are buried, bringing marigold flowers and candles to decorate gravesites. Families sit on picnic blankets next to gravesites and eat the favorite food of their loved ones. Some families build altars in their homes, dedicating them to the dead.  Altars are set up Oct. 30 and 31 and are covered with offerings to the dead including flowers, fruits, vegetables, candles, incense, statues of saints and photos of the deceased.

China Poblano is a sleek and stylish restaurant that captures José Andrés’ personal take on the thriving street food cultures of China and Mexico, bringing together the best of these two seemingly disparate yet surprisingly similar cuisines into a concept that includes both authentic dishes and inspired new favorites. Part of Chef José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup, China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, is located at 3708 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109. China Poblano is located on the P2 level at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and is open daily for lunch and dinner and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information including hours of operation and reservations information please visit the Web site, www.chinapoblano.com, or call 702.698.7900.

Spice Up Halloween with a Spooktacular Celebration at Origin India Restaurant and Bar

SPICE UP HALLOWEEN WITH A SPOOKTACULAR CELEBRATION AT ORIGIN INDIA RESTAURANT AND BAR

Dine out this Halloween season and enjoy food, drink, prizes and more!

This Halloween season, join Origin India Restaurant and Bar as they spice up the night with a spooktacular celebration – Nightmare on Origin Street. On Saturday, October 27, from 7pm to midnight, guests will be able to celebrate in spooky style with a wide-range of authentic Indian dishes, specialty cocktails, prizes and more, while listening to the electrifying sounds of a special guest DJ!

Admission to this special event is priced at $50 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), and includes entry for one person, delicious food and two drinks.  VIP admission is also available and is priced at $200 (excluding tax and gratuity), which includes entry for four persons, and delicious food and drinks in a semi-private area with table and private hostess (excludes premium drinks). Bottle service will also be available. In addition, guests who don a unique costume will have a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the restaurant.

Located across from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, just East of Las Vegas Blvd., Origin India is open daily from 11:30am to 11:30pm. For additional details on this exciting Halloween affair and ticket information, please call 702-488-4586 or visit bit.ly/OriginHalloween for more information.

 

About Origin India Restaurant and Bar

Origin India Restaurant & Bar is located at 4480 Paradise Rd. (across from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino) in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Specializing in modern Indian cuisine, Origin India has received critical acclaim by the local and national media and has been featured on Rachael Ray’s Food Network travel show “Rachael’s Vacation,” Everyday With Rachael Ray and Travel + Leisure.  The restaurant’s stylish décor is a combination of earth tones, leather and wood, creating a warm and comforting atmosphere.  Its full bar features an interesting wine list plus a variety of Indian and other imported beers and a wide array of signature cocktails. Origin India is open seven days a week from 11:30am to 11:30pm. Make a reservation by calling (702) 734-6342 or visiting www.OriginIndiaRestaurant.com. For social media updates connect at www.Facebook.com/OriginIndia and Twitter @OriginIndia.

SkyVue Las Vegas Completes 1st Phase of Construction

SKYVUE LAS VEGAS GOES VERTICAL

Iconic Observation Wheel Completes Initial Phase of Construction and Begins Work on Retail District

 

WHAT:   Tomorrow morning, 12 semi-trucks will arrive from Los Angeles via escorted convoy transporting the massive steel support cables for SkyVue Las Vegas. Set to become the largest observation wheel in the Western Hemisphere, SkyVue’s cables will be the largest of their kind in the nation, capable of extending from Las Vegas to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge if stretched end to end.

Passersby can witness SkyVue’s vertical ascent as construction commences on the retail district. The multilevel shopping center will boast 140,000 square feet of retail space, a six-concept food court, and prime frontage on Las Vegas Boulevard.

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

WHO:

Howard Bulloch, SkyVue developer
David Gaffin, SkyVue developer
Keith Robertson, President of JKR & Associates
John Woods, President of Norcross Construction, LLC

 

WHERE: 3951 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89119
(Located directly across from the Mandalay Bay marquee)

About SkyVue Las Vegas:
SkyVue, located directly across from Mandalay Bay located on the Las Vegas Strip, will forever change the landscape of America’s playground. Set to become the largest observation wheel in the Western Hemisphere, the 500-foot iconic attraction will feature the world’s largest HD LED multimedia displays – each measuring larger than a football field – and 32 climate-controlled glass-walled gondolas. Offering unparalleled views of the city skyline, the gondolas will be available for private and corporate events. Led by Howard Bulloch and David Gaffin of Compass Investments, the project will also include 20,000 square feet of convention space and 140,000 square feet of retail space, dining and entertainment options. SkyVue is slated to open Q4 2013. For more information on SkyVue, visit http://skyvuelasvegas.com. Follow SkyVue Las Vegas on Twitter and Facebook.

Carlos’n Charlie’s hosts its inaugural Vegas Cinco de Mayo party

Carlos’n Charlie’s hosts its inaugural Vegas Cinco de Mayo party
The newly opened Mexican cantina celebrates the holiday with an epic fiesta outdoors

WHO:
Carlos’n Charlie’s at Flamingo Las Vegas hosts inaugural Cinco de Mayo party on the patio.

WHAT:         
The team at Carlos’n Charlie’s transforms their expansive outdoor patio into the number one Cinco de Mayo party on the Las Vegas Strip. Guests will be entertained by over-the-top flair bartenders, dancing waiters and live entertainment, as they enjoy authentic Mexican cantina-style cuisine and of course…endless options of margaritas. In honor of the Mexican holiday there will be drink specials all night long including:

  • $30 Buckets of domestic beer

 

  • $35 Buckets of  import beer

 

  • $38 Bazooka Beer Towers

 

WHEN:
Saturday, May 5
Doors open at 11 a.m.
Party goes all night long

WHERE:
Carlos’n Charlie’s
(located inside Flamingo Las Vegas)
3555 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

About Carlos’n Charlie’s
Carlos’n Charlie’s makes its Sin City debut inside the Flamingo Las Vegas. Great for all ages, this establishment offers an experience guests will remember for a lifetime. With constant entertainment such as dancing on chairs, singing, skits and more, the dedicated staff will make sure each and every customer leaves happy and full! Every patron will get to experience the flair bartenders, silly waiters and great food each time they visit. Carlos’n Charlie’s just asks patrons to PLEASE not feed their waiters.

Reality TV Star Malika Haqq Celebrates Birthday at Tabú Ultra Lounge Saturday, March 24

Reality TV Star Malika Haqq Celebrates Birthday
at Tabú Ultra Lounge Saturday, March 24

Tabú Ultra Lounge at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino welcomes reality star and actress Malika Haqq from E!’s “Khloe & Lamar” as she celebrates her 29th birthday with twin sister Khadijah, Saturday, March 24. Haqq is widely known as Khloe’s best friend and has made several guest appearances on other Kardashian-related shows including “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and “Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami.” Haqq has appeared in numerous projects including the Disney film “Sky High” and TV shows such as “The Bernie Mac Show” and “Las Vegas,” among others.

Clubgoers will dance the night away to the sounds of DJ Kid Jay as they sip on signature cocktails served by the sexy model servers atSinCity’s premier ultra lounge.

About Tabu Ultra Lounge:
A hot spot since its inception, Tabú Ultra Lounge has elevated the Las Vegasnightlife scene to a new level of sophistication and style. With its distinctive design and special effects technology, Tabú has sparked a nightlife trend capturing attention of people worldwide.  For table reservations and/or bottle service call (702) 891-7129. Dress code will be enforced. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

Name:             Tabú Ultra Lounge at MGM Grand
Address:         3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas,NV 89109
Phone:             (702) 891-7254 or (800) 929-1111
Website:          www.mgmgrand.com/nightlife/tabu-ultra-lounge.aspx

Rock ‘n Roll Wine Presents the Inaugural Wineucopia at the M Resort Pavilion on April 14, 2012

IT’S A PLENTIFUL SPRING BOUNTY OF WINE AND MUSIC AS
ROCK ‘N ROLL WINE PRESENTS THE INAUGURAL WINEUCOPIA AT
THE M RESORT PAVILION ON APRIL 14, 2012

Featuring Live Performance by Multi Platinum Recording Artist Better Than Ezra with special guest Antonio Beliveau of chart topping rockers Crash Kings

Rock ‘n Roll Wine is proud to present its inaugural Wineucopia event – A wine and music celebration to usher in spring. Taking place at the M Pavilion at the M Resort Spa Casino on Saturday, April 14, the event will highlight over 35 wineries, 70+ wines and live performances featuring Billboard chart-toppers, Better Than Ezra, Antonio Beliveau of Crash Kings and local buzz bands Play For Keeps & Offset Season.

For over a decade Rock ‘n Roll Wine has been creating some of the most unique, high-energy wine and music events in the country.  With the belief that the wine experience is just as important as what is in the glass, Company founders Chris Hammond and Sonny Barton have now created Wineucopia – a bountiful evening of revelry and indulgence for wine and music enthusiasts alike.

While guests get the wine flowing with a stellar lineup of headlining wines, live music on two separate stages will get their blood flowing featuring Billboard chart toppers Better Than Ezra, Antonio Beliveau of alternative rock stalwarts Crash Kings and more.  Better Than Ezra garnered critical acclaim and chart success with their #1 single “Good”, plus “Desperately Wanting”, “Extra Ordinary”, “King of New Orleans” and more.  Beliveau’s Crash Kings single “Mountain Man” soared to #1 on the Alternative Rock charts in the spring of 2010.

“When the incredible new M Pavilion opened, it was the perfect opportunity to throw a blowout wine tasting in our quintessential Rock Out With Your Cork Out fashion.  We guarantee to rock the joint with an abundance of rock-star wines and amazing rock ‘n roll,” said Hammond.

“M Resort’s new 25,000 square foot pavilion is the ideal venue for our inaugural Wineucopia event. It’s spacious, adaptable, and can accommodate thousands of people. Add in the M Resort allure, easy access from the I-15, generous parking and great restaurants and you have the makings for an unforgettable evening for our guests,” said Barton.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public Tuesday, March 13 and are priced at $45 (including taxes and fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.  Event will last until 11pm with the official after-party being held at Hostile Grape Wine until 1am.  Tickets and more information are also available at www.rocknrollwine.com or by calling Rock ‘n Roll Wine at 702.240.3066.

Fans must be 21 years of age or older to attend and the ticket price includes all wine tasting and live entertainment.

ABOUT ROCK ‘N ROLL WINEFounded by wine and music aficionados Chris Hammond and Sonny Barton, Rock ‘n Roll Wine is a wine events, marketing and promotions company dedicated to revolutionizing the way people approach, perceive, and enjoy wine.  Rock ‘n Roll Wine produces high-energy wine tasting events and Festivals in addition to making their own music-themed line wines.  Past events have been held at some of the best venues in Las Vegas including Mandalay Bay, Hard Rock Cafe, SkyBar at the Hard Rock Hotel, Tao Beach, Bellagio, Foundation Room and Studio 54 and have featured well-known artists such as Train, Third Eye Blind, Lifehouse, Jet, Dashboard Confessional, Everclear, Pat Monahan of Train, Gin Blossoms, Sugar Ray and more. Rock ‘n Roll Wine believes the wine experience is just as important as the quality of the wine. Combining the right atmosphere, with the right music, and the right people is when “the juice” truly shines. As the company grows, so does the quality of events bringing the best live music and most delicious wine to one place at one time. For more information, go to www.rocknrollwine.com.

ABOUT M RESORT SPA CASINOM Resort Spa Casino is located on over 90 acres at 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. S. on the southeast corner of St. Rose Parkway and Las Vegas Boulevard. Situated higher in elevation than other resort-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, the M Resort provides optimal views of the world-famous Las Vegas skyline from its guest rooms, suites, conference center and restaurants. The resort offers 390 guest rooms and suites, over 92,000 square feet of gaming, seven restaurants and six destination bars, more than 92,000 square feet of meeting and conference space, a state-of-the-art spa and fitness center and a 100,000 square foot events piazza. For more information, visit www.theMresort.com. Find us on Facebook – M Resort Spa Casino. Follow @MResort Twitter. Read our M Point of View Blog. M Resort is operated by Penn National Gaming, Inc.

ABOUT BETTER THAN EZRA Along with such similarly styled outfits as the Goo Goo Dolls, the New Orleans-based trio Better Than Ezra helped open the floodgates for countless alt-pop acts of the late ’90s (including Semisonic, Matchbox Twenty, and Third Eye Blind) by merging college rock influences with mainstream aspirations.  Better Than Ezra’s first major label album “Deluxe” spawned a sizeable radio hit with “Good,” which helped push the album to platinum status by the end of 1995.  Since then the band has consistently produced riff driven melodic hits such as “Extra Ordinary”, “Desperately Wanting” and more, much to the delight of their loyal fan base.

ROCKHOUSE TO TRADE COLLEGE STUDENTS’ BOOKS FOR SHOTS!

 

ROCKHOUSE TO trade COLLEGE STUDENTS’

BOOKS for SHOTS!

The Ultra-Dive Bar to Start Winter Break with a ‘Trade in Your Books’ Party

 

It is almost here, a time of year that college students count down the days, hours to the minutes; official Winter Break! In celebration of the end of a semester, Rockhouse Bar & Nightclub will kick off the month-long vacation and throw a “Trade in Your Books” party during to celebrate College Wednesdays on Dec. 14.

For every unwanted book, students will receive a Jaeger Bomb or tequila shot in return. Any student with a valid college ID will also receive a discounted open bar from 9 p.m. until midnight. Students will start the holiday vacation of four weeks free of classes, dreadful tests and mid-term papers, and begin the break with free shots, open bar and the best place to party on the Strip.

Day or night, it’s always the right time to party at Rockhouse. Whether people watching on the rowdy Strip-side patio by day, or dancing on the bar with an 80-ounce guitar by night, the ultra-dive bar is one of Vegas’ best-kept secrets. Rockhouse gives partygoers the ultimate nightlife experience – minus the “VIP” attitude. With bottle service that won’t break the bank, a Strip-view daiquiri bar and casual dress code, Rockhouse is a must-visit hot spot for locals and tourists alike.

Blending a local dive bar with the glamour of Sin City’s party scene at a convenient center Strip location, Rockhouse is the top party destination on the Strip. Las Vegas’ only ultra-dive bar features top-notch lighting and sound with the best DJs in Las Vegas blending upbeat rock, hip-hop and dance. With beautiful bartenders pouring drinks from the bar tops, playing in the giant bird cage and dangling from tire swings suspended from the ceiling, Rockhouse is the spot where the party never stops. Rockhouse is located on Las Vegas Blvd. in front of Imperial Palace, directly across from Caesars Palace in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip.  The daiquiri and main bar open daily at 10 a.m. and the adjacent nightclub is open from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. For more information visit www.therockhousebar.com, and for bottle and table reservations call 702.731.9683 or email info@rockhousebar.com.  Stay updated and follow Rockhouse on Twitter @RockhouseVegas and Facebook www.facebook.com/Rockhouselv.

 

Shark Reef Aquarium’s Haunted Reef at Mandalay Bay Brings Thrills and Chills on October 29

Shark Reef Aquarium’s Haunted Reef at Mandalay Bay
Brings Thrills and Chills on October 29

Blood donors and children in costume receive free admission

WHAT: Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay will eerily transform into Haunted Reef on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Costumed children 12 and under will receive complimentary access and sugary sweets.

Guests 17 years of age and older will also receive complimentary admission upon donating blood at the United Blood Services booth. The booth, set up just for Haunted Reef, will be open Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fearsome predators including sharks and a rare Komodo dragon with dagger-like teeth and piercing razor-sharp claws will lurk in exhibits, terrorizing spectators. Rattling chains, creaking doors and haunting music will replace the normally soothing sounds of the ocean and the jungle. As visitors walk through Haunted Reef’s dark and spooky tunnels, they will pass ghostly decorations and jack-o-lanterns lining the walls.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 29
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Last admission at 9 p.m.

ADMISSION: Adults: $18
Children (5-12 years): $12
Children (4 and under): Free
Nevada Resident Discount: present valid I.D. at box office to receive
$3 off adult and $2 off child admission

WHERE: Shark Reef Aquarium, aka Haunted Reef
Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South

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China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas celebrates Day of the Dead festival

 

CHINA POBLANO, AT THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS
CELEBRATES DAY OF THE DEAD FESTIVAL

José Andrés and his team at China Poblano invite guests to take part in one of Mexico’s greatest traditions, The Day of the Dead.  From October 17 until November 2, China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will feature two new cocktails and a menu showcasing special regional dishes. 

 

Menu highlights include Mole Amarillo con Puerco, pork loin and pickled chayote with Oaxacan yellow mole made with chile costeno rojo, cumin, hoja santa; Mole Negro de Oaxaca con Tamal de Pollo, a chicken tamale with Oaxacan black mole made with chile multato, chile pasilla, peanuts, sesame, raisins, Oaxacan chocolate; and Tamal de Acelgas, a tamale from Michoacan with shredded pork, almonds, raisins, pickled jalapeños wrapped in chard with a spicy ranchero sauceThe Day of the Dead menu items will range in price from $12 to $14 a la carte.

 

For the perfect pairing, guests can sample innovative cocktails including the Jarritos, made from Del Mageuy Mezcal Vida, house-made citrus soda, sous vide pineapple and jicama with chile piquin and orange, as well as the Harvest Moon, made with Herradura Silver Tequila, grilled and fresh corn, pressed pineapple, D’Aristi Mayan Liqueur, sal de gusano with hand-cracked ice.  Cocktails are priced at $13.

 

Of pre-Hispanic and pre-Christian origin, the Day of The Dead is one of the most important holidays in Mexican culture.  In rural Mexico, people visit the cemetery where their loved ones are buried, bringing marigold flowers and candles to decorate gravesites. Families sit on picnic blankets next to gravesites and eat the favorite food of their loved ones. Some families build altars in their homes, dedicating them to the dead.  Altars are set up October 30th and 31st and are covered with offerings to the dead including flowers, fruits, vegetables, candles, incense, statues of saints, and photos of the deceased.

 

China Poblano is a sleek and stylish restaurant that captures José Andrés’ personal take on the thriving street food cultures of China and Mexico, bringing together the best of these two seemingly disparate yet surprisingly similar cuisines into a concept that includes both authentic dishes and inspired new favorites. Part of Chef José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup, China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, is located at 3708 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109. China Poblano is located on the P2 level at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and is open daily for lunch and dinner and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information including hours of operation and reservations information please visit the website, chinapoblano.com, or call 702.698.7900.