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Video – What About Vegas Vickie? Some Las Vegas History Goes Dark?

Las month we lost some Vegas history downtown as Derek Stevens and his brother close up Mermaids Casino, Golden Goose gentlemen’s club, and LaBayou. But what will happen to Vegas Vickie?? (yes, Vegas Vickie, Not Vegas Vicky or Sassy Sally)

Mark Anthony (The Vegas Tourist) looks into the rich history of these places and ponders the future of the neon cowgirl and her now darkened neighbors down on the Fremont Street Experience

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas Partners With Maverick Helicopters On Exclusive Flight Experience

Maverick Helicopters partners with Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas to introduce the Natural Wonders Experience, an exclusive, luxury helicopter flight and culinary experience featuring remote Grand Canyon and Valley of Fire landings.

Lake Mead

“We are thrilled to provide this exclusive helicopter experience to guests at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas,” said Bryan Kroten, vice president of marketing at Maverick Helicopters. “Combining two of Maverick Helicopters’ most popular flight destinations with the resort’s culinary team makes the Natural Wonders Experience the most luxurious package we have to offer.”

Offered by Maverick Helicopters in partnership with Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, this once-in-a-lifetime excursion treats guests to an exhilarating private helicopter flight from Las Vegas to private landing sites at the Grand Canyon and Valley of Fire, optimal locations to witness some of the world’s most fascinating landscapes.

Available to Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas guests only, the three-hour excursion includes private transportation from the hotel to Maverick Helicopters’ Las Vegas terminal, where guests will depart via private helicopter to the Valley of Fire. The helicopter will land on the highest peak of the Valley of Fire. Considered one of the most remote destinations in the southwest United States, this peak offers unsurpassed views of the area’s spectacular red sandstone formations.

The excursion continues into the Grand Canyon, where the helicopter will land 3,500 feet below the West Rim at Maverick Helicopters’ private landing site on Hualapai Indian Territory. In this breathtaking setting, approximately 300 feet above the Colorado River, guests will enjoy champagne and lunch prepared by Four Seasons’ culinary team.

The journey concludes with a flight over Lake Mead, Fortification Hill and the awe-inspiring Hoover Dam, followed by a flight over the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Las Vegas.

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George Takei Experiences Zero Gravity To Celebrate Star Trek® 50th Anniversary

Fifty years after the inaugural flight of the Star Trek® Enterprise, George Takei went weightless in a celebration of the beloved show’s anniversary. Weightless flight provider Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO-G®) joined Roddenberry Adventures to offer George a special opportunity to boldly go where no other Star Trek® crew member had gone before: floating in zero gravity.

George Takei at Zero-G

Fans got to meet and take pictures with the original Hikaru Sulu before taking to the sky. During each period of weightlessness Takei floated effortlessly through the plane, performing flips with ease and proudly flashing the Vulcan salute with fellow passengers. Takei said the experience is something he’d love to do again and is even planning on using one of the flight photos in his Christmas card.

“The flight was an out-of-this-world adventure for everyone involved,” said Terese Brewster, President and COO of ZERO-G. “Flyers got to interact with George, chat about Star Trek and have a sci-fi adventure of their own. We are so happy we could celebrate the anniversary with George and his fans.”

ZERO-G is the first and only FAA-approved provider of commercial weightless airline flights for the public. It will continue its schedule of weightless flights across the country, with upcoming stops in Los Angeles and San Francisco before returning again to Las Vegas. The entire schedule can be found on their website here.

About ZERO-G
Zero Gravity Corporation is a privately held space entertainment and tourism company whose mission is to make the excitement and adventure of space accessible to the public. ZERO-G is the first and only FAA-approved provider of weightless flight in the U.S. for the general public; entertainment and film industries; corporate and incentive markets; non-profit research and education sectors; and the government. ZERO-G’s attention to detail, excellent service and quality of experience combined with its exciting history has set the foundation for the most exhilarating adventure-based tourism.

Star Trek and all related marks, logos and characters are solely owned by CBS Studios Inc. The ZERO-G Experience is not endorsed by, sponsored by, nor affiliated with CBS Studios Inc.

Heavy Metal Band Slipknot Spotted At Richard Petty’s Driving Experience in Las Vegas

Shawn Crahan and Sid Wilson from the band Slipknot experienced Richard Petty Driving Experience’s American Muscle Car Challenge at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Aug. 21. In Las Vegas to perform with Marilyn Manson at T-Mobile Arena, Crahan and Wilson drove iconic muscle cars including a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Shelby Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger Hellcat around the Speedway at speeds up to 140 mph.

Slipknot at Richard Petty Driving Experience

About Richard Petty Driving Experience (RPDE):
Owned and operated by Petty Holdings, LLC, RPDE is the worldwide leader in NASCAR race car drive- and ride- entertainment, available at speedways across the U.S. It has base locations in Las Vegas, Concord NC and Kansas City. RPDE also produces and facilitates auto manufacturer drive and ride programs, safe driving programs, mobile marketing events and motorsports-related production services for the television and film industry.

Members Of Pop Band R5 Spotted At ABSINTHE

Rocky Lynch, Riker Lynch, Rydel Lynch and Ellington Ratlif of the pop rock band, R5, were spotted attending the hit show ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, August 10. The band members took in ABSINTHE’s outlandish acts and hilarious antics during the 8 p.m. performance. Following the show, the talented band members met with The Gazillionaire, his raucous assistant Joy Jenkins and security detail for a photo and to express their enjoyment of the show. The young rockers even took to Instagram to share their appreciation, sharing, a photo of the ABSINTHE sign located in the Roman Plaza captioned with, “Just saw @absinthe_vegas!!! Absolutely amazing show! #AbsintheVegas.”

R5 at ABSINTHE

ABOUT ABSINTHE: Hailed by Chicago Sun-Times as “sexy, funny, unabashedly raunchy,” and named “Best Show” on the Strip by the Vegas SEVEN, Las Vegas Weekly, and Las Vegas Review-Journal, ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace is an acro-cabaret variety show featuring outlandish and wild acts in a theatre-in-the-round presentation. Audiences are treated to a night of imagination and excess as the cast of eccentrics perform amazing feats of strength, balance, danger and unfathomable flexibility within mere feet of the audience surrounding the intimate stage. ABSINTHE show times are Wednesday-Sunday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., dark on Monday and Tuesday. The schedule is subject to change without notice.

Summer Heats Up With August Deals, Specials & Promotions At PBR Rock Bar & Grill

August Special Events and Promotions

Fantasy Football Draft Parties
Through Wednesday, Sept. 7
It’s the most wonderful time of the year for fantasy football players, and PBR Rock Bar & Grill is calling all league commissioners to host their fantasy drafts at PBR. As if specials on buckets of five select beers ($25), 100-ounce select beer towers ($35) and appetizers ($7) aren’t enough to get the party started, PBR will offer full draft kits for all leagues. Choose from the classic take-home draft board, or inquire about a digital hookup and personalized TV space to host your live draft online with free wi-fi.

UFC 202
Saturday, Aug. 20
PBR will be showing all the action of the highly anticipated rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz in UFC 202. PBR will offer two drink tickets, along with a guaranteed seat, for $75 during the fight card. General admission is $50 and standing room only.

Dish of the Month
The Double Trouble Burger—$20.95
Two of PBR’s all-beef patties with cheddar cheese, bacon, fried eggs, lettuce, tomatoes and onion, all smothered in a creamy hollandaise sauce. The best part about the Double Trouble burger is that one dollar from each burger sold goes to the Rider Relief Fund, helping offset medical costs for injured professional bull riders.

Drink Specials
In August, guests will enjoy $1 off featured draft beers, $25 buckets of five bottles and a $30 open bar option on Bud Light, Kona Brewing Company’s Big Wave Golden Ale and Longboard Island Lager and Four Peaks Brewing Company Kilt Lifter drafts.

Daily Specials
PBR Challenge
All day, every day!
Calling all risk-takers and food competition enthusiasts – PBR Rock Bar has one of the country’s best food challenges: The PBR Challenge. The food challenge features a two-pound beef burger, topped with a half pound of cheddar cheese, a half pound of hot dog and a half pound of PBR’s house-made chili, all set atop a giant burger bun. The burger is topped with four fried pickles and accompanied by a pound of French fries and a 24-ounce milkshake. The meal costs $48, but if the entire meal is finished by an individual within 30 minutes, the meal is not only free but the challenger will also receive $50 in PBR Bucks, a free t-shirt.

2-for-1 Beer Pong
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Guests who buy one pitcher of Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) for beer pong will get a second pitcher for a game of pong on the house. Tables and ping-pong balls are provided; pitchers of PBR cost $22 each.

Drinking Games
All day, every day!
Stop in at the bar and pick your poison – then head over to one of our many drinking games and relive the good old years! Beer pong, flip-cup, chess, checkers, battleship, Jenga –PBR Rock Bar has it all! Guests are responsible for purchasing their own alcohol – games are free to play with a drink of choice.

Beer Towers
All day, every day!
For just $35, guests can bring the tap to their table. A 100-ounce personal tower of featured beer makes the perfect centerpiece for any gathering.

Show Your Ticket Stub for 15 percent off
This month, when you show us any ticket stub, credential or proof of attendance to the amazing events happening in Las Vegas, you’ll get 15 percent off your bill. Events that qualify include Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and Lionel Richie at The Axis at Planet Hollywood and Paul Zerdin at the PH Showroom at Planet Hollywood, among others.

Sunday – Thursday Specials
Happy Hour
2 to 6 p.m. & midnight – 2 a.m. Sunday – Thursday
Get more bang for your buck during PBR Rock Bar’s Happy Hour from Monday through Thursday. Nosh on $5 and $7 small plates, and sip on two-for-one draft beers and well cocktails. Small plate choices include favorites like the Smoked Sausage Bites – house smoked and grilled, served with mustard BBQ sauce; Beer Cheese & Crab Dip – pale ale and white cheddar cheese dip with lump crab and soft pretzels; or the Chicken Chili Verde – chicken, tomatillos, green chilies and onion braised in Pabst Blue Ribbon and finished with cilantro and sour cream, served with flour tortillas.

Sundays
Saddle Up Sundays
9 p.m.
Time to saddle up, partner! Each and every Sunday Night at 9 p.m., PBR goes full country. With $2 drinks for ladies and $5 domestic drafts for all, guests can grab a cold one and get down to live country music. The night includes a bull riding competition hosted by Country Music Television’s Hunter Robinson with a $200 prize.

Mondays
Live Music
1 p.m.
Live acoustic sessions

Tuesdays
Live Music
1 p.m.
Live Live acoustic sessions will take place inside Rock Bar as the summer sun heats up the patio.

Tuesday Brewsday Craft Beer Festival
9 p.m.
Each Tuesday night, PBR will throw the ultimate craft beer festival. Served up tailgate party-style, guests can enjoy two hours of unlimited beer pong for $30, with $300 in prizes going to the champs. Craft beer flights will be available for those looking to enjoy a slow and steady pace of party play.

Wednesdays
Live Music
1 p.m.
Live acoustic sessions will take place inside Rock Bar as the summer sun heats up the patio.

Rock Bar Karaoke
10 p.m.
On Wednesday nights, PBR Rock Bar guests are the stars! Grab a bite and rock the mic with PBR Rock Bar Karaoke and enjoy the scene as fellow crooners, rockers and pop stars take to the stage in outrageous karaoke action. Grab a drink, saddle up and let the karaoke fun begin! Costumes are welcome and free shots may be involved.

Thursdays
Live Music
1 p.m.
Live acoustic sessions will take place inside Rock Bar as the summer sun heats up the patio.

Ladies Night
9 p.m.
PBR Rock Bar honors the lovely ladies of Las Vegas every Thursday beginning at 9 p.m. With purchase of a $5 wristband, ladies get access to $2 wells and domestic drafts.

Friday and Saturday Specials
Live Music
1 p.m.
Live acoustic sessions will take place inside Rock Bar as the summer sun heats up the patio.

Live DJs
10 p.m.
Get turnt up and start your weekend in Rock Bar on Friday and Saturday nights as live DJs hit the decks from 10 p.m. to late.

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Promotions, Specials And Deals For Everyone At Rockhouse Las Vegas In August

Fantasy Football Draft Parties
Through Wednesday, Sept. 7
It’s the most wonderful time of the year for fantasy football players, and PBR Rock Bar & Grill is calling all league commissioners to host their fantasy drafts at PBR. As if specials on buckets of five select beers ($25), 100-ounce select beer towers ($35) and appetizers ($7) aren’t enough to get the party started, PBR will offer full draft kits for all leagues. Choose from the classic take-home draft board, or inquire about a digital hookup and personalized TV space to host your live draft online with free wi-fi.

Dish of the Month
Fried Avocado Tacos – $9.95
Rockhouse ups the ante on a classic veggie taco. The Fried Avocado Tacos are as advertised: Three corn tortillas loaded with a special chipotle slaw, fried avocado, pico de gallo and a dollop of sour cream.

Drink Specials
In August, guests will enjoy $1 off featured draft beers, $25 buckets of five bottles and a $30 open bar option on Bud Light, Kona Brewing Company’s Big Wave Golden Ale and Longboard Island Lager and Four Peaks Brewing Company Kilt Lifter drafts.

Daily Specials
Power Hours
6 – 9 p.m.
Guest will enjoy a $20 select open bar special during Power Hours, every day from 6 – 9 p.m. at Rockhouse throughout August.

Rock Out With Your Guac Out
All day, every day!
Rockhouse’s Rock Out With Your Guac Out challenge is sure to test even the hungriest of Mexican food lovers. Challengers will have to take on a four-and-a-half-pound burrito filled with carne asada steak, pico de gallo, sautéed onions, green chilies, cheddar cheese, fries and lettuce, wrapped in three 12-inch flour tortillas and topped with sour cream and guacamole. If a guest is able to finish the challenge, which normally costs $45, in 20 minutes or less, the burrito is free and the champ will walk away with $50 ROCK Bucks and a Rockhouse T-shirt.

Convention Discounts
All day, every day!
Show your convention badge and get 15 percent off your tab at Rockhouse!

Drinking Games
All day, every day!
Stop in at the bar and pick your poison – then head to one of Rockhouse’s many drinking games and relive the good old years! Beer pong, jumbo playing cards, flip-cup, chess, checkers, giant Connect Four, Jenga – they’ve got it all! Guests are responsible for purchasing their own alcohol – games are free to play with a drink of choice.

Roll on into the Rockhouse
All day, every day!
Everyone’s lucky in Vegas—roll the dice at Rockhouse, where you win prizes from free food to 40 percent off your bill when you play their dice game. Roll snake eyes (double 1’s) and get a free appetizer, roll two 2’s to get two free 12-ounce PBR drafts for two guests, roll three 3’s to get 30 percent off of retail. Those who roll four 4’s get 40 percent off their total bill above $40, those who roll five 5’s get $10 Rockhouse Bucks, and those who roll six 6’s receive six free chicken tacos.

Personal Beer Tower
All day, every day!
For just $35, why not bring the tap to the table? At Rockhouse, a 100 oz. personal beer tower makes the perfect centerpiece for any gathering. Coors and Blue Moon flowing right from the table top – no wait!

$50 Open Bar
Every day until midnight.
Kick things up a notch with Rockhouse’s $50 all-you-can-drink open bar. Well drinks and domestics are all fair game daily until midnight.

Monday – Friday
Happy Hour
2–6 p.m.
Rockhouse guests will enjoy 30 percent off appetizers and 50 percent off specialty cocktails, Monday through Friday from 2 – 6 p.m.

Sundays
#SocialSundays
9 p.m.
Each Sunday night, Rockhouse invites its guest to get on their favorite social media channels and share their amazing experience with their followers! Guests will enjoy access to $30 open bar simply by posting, tagging, snapping, tweeting, following, sharing and all things social.

Mondays
Live Music at Rockhouse
9 p.m.
Rockhouse, Las Vegas’ favorite spot for the best drinks and the best live music, is introducing a brand-new lineup of bands Monday through Wednesday nights starting at 9 p.m. Guests will be ready to rock with an array of Sin City’s finest in live acts. With a selection of bands as diverse as the new selection of craft beer, nothing beats the Rockhouse atmosphere.

Tuesdays
Taco Tuesday
All Day
Rockhouse guests will enjoy the ultra-dive bar’s Taco Tuesday, featuring 10 different types of street-style tacos starting at $1.50. Whether it’s the Chipotle Chicken or the Flaming Shrimp, wash it down with $5 shots of tequila and $7 margaritas all day!

Live Music at Rockhouse
9 p.m.
Rockhouse, Las Vegas’ favorite spot for the best drinks and the best live music, is introducing a brand-new lineup of bands Monday through Wednesday nights starting at 9 p.m. Guests will be ready to rock with an array of Sin City’s finest in live acts. With a selection of bands as diverse as their new selection of craft beers, nothing beats the Rockhouse atmosphere.

Wednesdays
Hump Day Hot Dogs
The restaurant has added a Wednesday special menu of “Hump Day Hot Dogs”. The selection of mini hot dogs can be ordered individually to create a “flight”. There are 13 possible dogs from the Philly to the Texas Tommy, ranging in price from $1.50 to $3.00.

Live Music at Rockhouse
9 p.m.
Rockhouse, Las Vegas’ favorite spot for the best drinks and the best live music, is introducing a brand-new lineup of bands Monday through Wednesday nights starting at 9 p.m. Guests will be ready to rock with an array of Sin City’s finest in live acts. With a selection of bands as diverse as their new selection of craft beers, nothing beats the Rockhouse atmosphere.

Thursdays
Rockstar Live Band Karaoke – 9 p.m.
Take the Rockhouse stage and sing all the classics as a live band provides the musical backdrop. No matter what the song of choice may be, the only thing stopping Rockhouse from discovering Las Vegas’ next superstar is courage. Liquid courage. And there’s plenty of drink specials to go around.

Fridays
DJ Joey Illness
9 p.m.
On Friday nights from 9 p.m. to close, DJ Joey Illness hits the decks and spins the latest EDM, techno house and top 40 tunes.

Saturdays
DJ G Minor
9 p.m.
104.3 NOW FM’s DJ G Minor commandeers the Rockhouse DJ booth every Saturday night. Party animals can expect to hear Hip Hop, House, R&B and Top 40 tracks. The legendary Las Vegas DJ was originally discovered by The Black Eyed Peas and has served as a resident DJ for clubs including Armadillo’s inside the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino, and Barcode Nightclub.

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Las Vegas’ Bellagio Gallery Of Fine Arts To Open New Exhibit “Town And Country: From Degas To Picasso”

Small towns transform into sophisticated, alluring and mysterious urban cities, and countryside villages into picturesque, serene, untouched landscapes inside Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art’s (BGFA) newest exhibit “Town and Country: from Degas to Picasso,” opening September 23. The exhibition will guide visitors through each artist’s work inspired by the United States and Europe’s growing urbanization during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art Town and Country From Degas to Picasso

Organized in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the display will feature 47 works of art ranging from paintings and prints to drawings and photographs. Featured artists will include Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, Jean-François Millet and many more.

“‘Town and Country: from Degas to Picasso’ will reveal each artist’s interpretation of growth, expansion and development,” said Tarissa Tiberti, executive director of Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. “The artworks will provide a dazzling recount of cities and the countryside during the Industrial Revolution.”

Inside the gallery, perceptions will be brought to life on canvas through six themes: Realism and the Urban Artist; Daumier and Urban Realism; The Bourgeoisie and Countryside Retreats; The City as Muse; City Life – Seeing and Being Seen and Modernism; and Urban Disenchantment.

The pieces included in each theme illustrate the division between city and countryside due to political and social climate. During this period in history, artists adjusted their focus of urban and rural life by depicting the metropolises as busy with enterprise, ever-growing populations and adversely, the countryside as pastoral, charming and leisurely.

BGFA’s current exhibition “Yousuf Karsh: Icons of the 20th Century” will close September 5 to make way for “Town and Country: from Degas to Picasso.” The new exhibit will be on view September 23, 2016 through February 20, 2017.

Tickets to BGFA are $16; $14 for Nevada residents and seniors 65 and older; students, teachers and military with valid ID. Children 12 and younger are free. For groups of 10 or more, the gallery offers special pricing of $12 per person.

BGFA is open daily 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Last admissions are sold 30 minutes prior to closing. Guests also may enjoy complimentary daily docent tours at 2 p.m. and private docent tours at an additional cost.

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