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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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George Wallace Hosts Ceremony at Ethel M

A Southern Nevada tradition takes place tonight (5-8:00 p.m.) at Ethel M Chocolate’s famed Botanical Cactus Garden, adjacent to the Ethel’s chocolate factory in Henderson. More than half-a-million holiday lights, adorning a variety of cactus plants, will be lit. It’s like those holiday tree lighting ceremonies, but, you know, more Las Vegas-y. Funnyman (and Flamingo Vegas headliner)….

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“Guiding Light” Cast Comes to Rio Vegas

“Guiding Light,” the longest-running soap opera in American history, ended its successful run in September after 72 unforgettable years on CBS. But the show lives on for diehard fans with the “So Long, Springfield” tour. This nationwide tour, which stops at Rio Las Vegas on Dec. 5, will give fans a chance to bid a fond farewell to their beloved….

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New Year’s Fireworks Return to Rooftops

We’re happy to report the announcement that Las Vegas’ world-renowned fireworks displays for New Year’s Eve will again be launched from rooftop locations along the Las Vegas Strip. The celebration, America’s Party: Las Vegas New Year 2010, will feature stunning pyrotechnics atop these Strip resorts: Caesars Palace, MGM Grand, Planet Hollywood, Aria, Treasure Island (TI),….

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U.S. Flair Open at Harrah’s Las Vegas

Las Vegas is once again the epicenter of the flair bartending universe (isn’t it always?) as the first-ever 2009 Rums of Puerto Rico U.S. Flair Open kicks into high gear. Flair bartenders from around the world have converged on Carnaval Court at Harrah’s Las Vegas to show off their best bottle-lofting moves. The winning bartender gets 10….

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Photographer Neil Leifer Signs at Caesars

Famed photographer Neil Leifer will sign his new book, “Guts & Glory: The Golden Age of American Football” at his Caesars Palace gallery this weekend, Nov. 14-15. Leifer is the photographer responsible for some of the most well-known photographs in sports history. You’re invited to this special signing at the Neil Leifer Gallery on the….

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You Could Win Free Third Eye Blind Tix

Las Vegas Weekly is coughing up free Third Eye Blind tickets for PURE nightclub this weekend (Nov. 13). Enter here. Free Vegas stuff is good. If you don’t know what a “Third Eye Blind” is, please contact a physician immediately because living under a rock has been know to cause vitamin D deficiencies.

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Vintage Neon Adorns Las Vegas Blvd.

Las Vegas’ main drag is now home to three newly-refurbished, classic neon signs, including the iconic footwear synonymous with the Silver Slipper Gambling Hall. The signs are on loan from the Neon Museum, and were lit to celebrate the designation of Las Vegas Boulevard as a National Scenic Byway. The other signs are the original sign….

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Meatball-Fueled Pandemonium at Rio

They came, they saw, they devoured! The Martorano’s Masters Meatball Eating Championship at Rio Las Vegas was an over-the-top extravaganza. Steve Martorano greeted the crowd with heartfelt words and flying meatballs. The best of the best in the world of competitive eating were in attendance, including Sonya Thomas (below), better known as “The Black Widow,” with….

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Meatball-Eating Mania Hits Martorano’s

It’s here! The time for trash talk and posturing is over. On Sunday, it’s all about the meatballs. On Nov. 8 (11:30 a.m.), a host of top-ranked eaters, including the number one-ranked Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, will meet at Martorano’s at Rio Las Vegas for the first-ever Martorano’s Masters Meatball Eating Championship. The winner will get….

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NASCAR Stud Tony Stewart Names Stewies

Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champ Tony Stewart (and co-host Matt Yocum) will present the third annual “Stewie Awards” live from Rio Las Vegas on Dec. 3. The awards will be broadcast live on Sirius XM Radio. The “Stewies” debuted in 2007 and feature Stewart’s irreverent take on the best, boldest and funniest moments from….

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Vegas Plays Host to Latin Grammy Awards

Latin music’s biggest night, the 10th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, will be held in (where else?) Las Vegas on Nov. 5. As in years past, this year’s event will recognize and celebrate musical excellence and will feature performances by some of the luminaries of Latin music. Performers will include Pepe Aguilar, Oscar D’León, Mariachi Reyna….

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Vince Neil’s “Off the Strip” Poker Tournament

Play poker with Vince Neil and his celebrity friends for your shot at $50,000 in prize money, and help support a great cause at the same time. Rio Las Vegas will host Vince Neil’s 5th Annual “Off the Strip” Poker Tournament, Nov. 8. As part of the World Series of Poker Main Event festivities, this….

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Hold On Tight: Pro Bull Riders World Finals

The 2009 Professional Bull Riders (PBR) World Finals in Las Vegas will showcase the world’s best bull riders as they vie for more than three million bucks (ahem) in prize money. The PBR World Finals will span two consecutive weekends, Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 and Nov. 5-8. Both weekends of the PBR World Finals will….

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NHRA Nationals Roar Into Las Vegas

The spectacle of the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) Nationals rumbles into the Las Vegas Motor Speedway today, running through the Nov. 1 finals. Aside from the events at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, there are tons of drag racing-themed events scheduled to satisfy even the most ardent racing fan. Learn more about special events. Fans….

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20 Vegas-Inspired Halloween Costumes

Las Vegas is known around the world as Party Central for Halloween (and just about every other occasion you can think of), so it’s not surprising that Sin City also provides great inspiration when it comes to Halloween costumes! If you’re like us, you’ve waited until the last minute to choose a Halloween costume, so….

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