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From world-class spas to high-end shopping, when it comes to planning which things to do in Las Vegas, the options are nearly limitless. Go for a ride on the world’s tallest observation wheel, the High Roller at the LINQ. Cool off at the Caesars Palace Garden of the Gods pool oasis or the Pleasure Pools at Planet Hollywood, where you can catch a wave on the FlowRider. Or enjoy dancing and drinking night or day at such hotspots as OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace and Drai’s Beach Club · Nightclub at The Cromwell.

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Vegas Find of the Day: Theme Song Nirvana

Here’s another reason to love Las Vegas. When you’re in Sin City, turn your dial to 96.7. Radio station KHIJ exclusively plays TV theme songs, 24-7! It’s the only station we can think of where you can hum every tune that’s aired. From “The Brady Bunch” to “Benny Hill” to “Battlestar Gallactica” to “Welcome Back, Kotter,”….

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Springs Preserve Hosts Winter Lights Fest

The Springs Preserve launches its popular Winter Lights Festival tonight. The Springs Preserve is a 180-acre cultural and historical attraction designed to commemorate Las Vegas’ dynamic history and to provide a vision for a sustainable future. And we did not just copy and paste that from their Web site, promise. The Winter Lights Festival features….

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Meet Eric Dickerson at Rio

Rub elbows with one of football’s greats, Eric Dickerson, at iBar Ultra Lounge inside Rio Las Vegas this Sunday (Dec. 13, noon to 2:00 p.m.). During his 11-year, record-breaking career, Dickeson played for the L.A. Rams, Indianapolis Colts, L.A. Raiders and Atlanta Falcons. He rushed for a whopping 13,259 yards. We understand that’s a lot. Follow Rio Las….

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A First Look at “Saint John of Las Vegas”

“Saint John of Las Vegas” has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Especially that Las Vegas part. Granted, not every movie set in Las Vegas is guaranteed gold, but certainly most! So, we’re excited about the prospects of Saint John of Las Vegas, arriving in theaters in January, starring Steve Buscemi and Sarah Silverman…..

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You’ve Been Warned: Beer Pong Deadline

Don’t say we didn’t warn you! Tomorrow (Dec. 10) is the last day to register for the World Series of Beer Pong. Read more. Yes, there is a World Series of Beer Pong. It takes place at Flamingo Las Vegas, Jan. 1-5. This slick, promotional video should whip you into the appropriate beer pong-fueled state….

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Catch Mac King Free at Charity Event

Mac King, Harrah’s master of magic and comedic mayhem, will appear at Barnes & Noble on Dec. 11 (7-9 p.m.) to support Spread the Word Nevada, a children’s literacy nonprofit. Find out more. Mac King will perform magic and participate in a storybook reading to support the grassroots organization that distributes books to at-risk children in Southern….

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Grab That Little Black Dress and Go

It’s time to don your little black dress and head to McFadden’s at Rio Vegas. The lively Irish pub is hosting a Little Black Dress Party on Dec. 12, with drink specials and a Little Black Dress Contest. (How would one judge that contest, anyway? It’s Vegas, so we’re thinking “littlest wins.” Just a hunch.) Get….

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Love Dogs? How About Flying Dogs?

Ever hear of flyball? If you’re a dog lover, you’ll love flyball! Blazing fast canines bolt down a course in pursuit of the ultimate doggy prize, a tennis ball. (Second best doggy prize after bacon, anyway.) Vegas is holding its first flyball tournament in seven years this weekend (Dec. 5-6). The event is hosted by the….

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Romance Author Signs Books at Paris

Often referred to as “The First Lady of the West,” romance author Linda Lael Miller will sign some of her steamy books at Paris Las Vegas on Dec. 9. Miller is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, and her meet-and-greet and book signing are open to the public, free. The signing will….

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Drink in the Vegas Uncork’d Goodness

Vegas Uncork’d 2010 is already starting to build buzz (no, not that kind). Fifty of the world’s greatest chefs will convene in Sin City for a slew of wine and food events spanning four days, May 6-9, Mother’s Day weekend. The event highlights Las Vegas’ standing as “the world’s most exciting and entertaining culinary destination.” And….

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“Amazing Race” Climaxes in Sin City

Now that Donny Osmond has taken home the coveted “Dancing With the Stars” trophy (more here), reality TV fans are turning their attention to “The Amazing Race.” The big news? The finale of “The Amazing Race” will take place in Las Vegas. (We told you everybody comes to Vegas! We’re a Las Vegas blog. Trust us.) Quasi-Interesting….

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Sammy Hagar Rocks Planet Hollywood

Rock legend Sammy Hagar will host the grand opening of a new Cabo Wabo Cantina at the Planet Hollywood resort in Las Vegas on Dec. 4. The event kicks off with a red carpet at 6:30 p.m., then a live performance by Sammy Hagar and The Waboritas at 9:00 p.m. The first 400 fans at….

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NASCAR Champion’s Week Details

NASCAR has finalized its Champion’s Week schedule, Dec. 2-4. Find out more. A highlight of Champion’s Week is the Chasers for Charity Fanfest, Dec. 2. The gathering will include a free fan event throughout the afternoon, as well as a charity roast of 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson. The Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony takes….

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Sexy Cover Art at Paris Makes Headlines

The L.A. Times did a great article about the Harlequin cover art exhibit at Paris Las Vegas. Read more. “The Heart of a Woman: Harlequin Cover Art 1949-2009” is free and open to the public. The gallery is located just outside of the Paris reception area. Hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The….

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The Nutcracker at Paris Las Vegas

For the first time ever on the Las Vegas Strip, the Nevada Ballet Theatre will perform “The Nutcracker,” a holiday classic. Choreographed by Peter Anastos, the production will debut at Paris Las Vegas, for just six performances: Dec. 18 (8:00 p.m.), Dec. 19 (2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.), Dec. 20 (1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.)….

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