Vegas Weekender: Fall in love with Las Vegas

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VEGAS! The Show” at Planet Hollywood is 7 and 9 p.m. every night but Sunday. Tickets start at $59.99.

VEGAS! The Show” at Planet Hollywood is 7 and 9 p.m. every night but Sunday. Tickets start at $59.99.

Whether you’re staying in Vegas through Valentines Day or you’re simply looking for a romantic weekend getaway before returning to work, there’s plenty to do for you and your sweetheart.

For starters, take a romantic gondola cruise though the Venetian’s canals, or on Lake Las Vegas, just 20 minutes from The Strip. For entertainment, catch the romantic comedy of “Tony N Tina’s Wedding,” the old-world romanticism of “Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular,” or the sensual “Zumanity” by Cirque du Soleil.

And of course, you can visit one of the most romantic spot in Las Vegas — the Paris Las Vegas Eiffel Tower. Eiffel Tower tickets start at $10 during the day and $15 after 7:30 p.m. For a quieter, more intimate experience without sacrificing the view, guests can dine in elegance at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant.

There’s even plenty going on even if you’re not into lovey-dovey romance schtick.

McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon at the Rio is hosting a “Kill Cupid Anti-Valentine’s Day” bash Saturday. Guests can start off the anti-Valentine’s Day celebration with a $15 open bar from 8 until 10 p.m. and continue the unlimited drinking from 10 p.m. until midnight for only $15 for ladies and $25 for guys.

The Silverton Casino Lodge is hosting “Stupid Cupid” Saturday at 7 p.m. The singles mixer will include speed dating, a chocolate eating contest and prizes.

The M Resort hosts the “Single as I Wanna Be” party at Hostile Grape Saturday, starting at 7 p.m. Guests can indulge in wine, a buffet of chocolate desserts and the music of DJ Frank Rempe. Ladies wearing red stilettos will receive a complimentary bottle of wine while supplies last. The cover charge is $20.

Visit www.vegas.com/valentinesday/ for a full list of Valentine’s Day activities.

Shows

If there was such a thing as a pure, concentrated dose of Vegas, “VEGAS! The Show” would be it. David Saxe’s newest creation celebrates the entertainment history of Las Vegas, with more than 40 singers and dancers and 11 musicians celebrating everything that made this city great in the first place. “VEGAS! The Show” pays tribute to the Rat Pack era, Elvis, Sonny and Cher, the city’s many magic acts, Elton John and more, but these aren’t tribute artists dressed like performers of Vegas’ past: “VEGAS! The Show” is all about celebrating the performers and what they might be like if there were still around today. Showtimes are 7 and 9 p.m. every night but Sunday. Tickets start at $59.99.

The world of “Le Rêve” is like a vivid and colorful tour through imaginary realms. This is fitting, as the show’s name itself is French for “the dream.” An emotional soundtrack accompanies the aquatic and aerial manuevers of this show, as couples dance around the specially-constructed stage platforms and dream-like characters perform gymnastic spectacles off of a wire-frame globe. The circle-shaped theater provides a good vantage point for the action, no matter where you are seated. Performances run Friday through Tuesday at 7 and 9:30 p.m, with tickets starting at $108.90.

Music

Norteño band Los Rieleros del Norte plays the Las Vegas Hilton Friday night. Unlike many other norteño bands, the Rieleros del Norte use both the saxophone and accordion in their music, creating a distinct dual-instrument hybrid. The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets start at $36.

Singer Engelbert Humperdinck, known for hits “Dommage Dommage,” “Release Me,” “There Goes my Everything,” and “The Last Waltz” plays The Orleans Friday through Sunday. The shows start at 8 p.m, with tickets starting at $60.50.

Comedy

“Blue Collar Comedy” regular Ron White comes to the Terry Fator theater at The Mirage Friday and Saturday night at 10 p.m. White got his start in comedy when Jeff Foxworthy happened to be in the audience at one of his early performances. Since then, White has been a regular headliner at comedy clubs throughout the country and released several successful comedy albums and specials, with his book, “Ron ‘Tater Salad’ White: I Had the Right to Remain Silent…But I Didn’t Have the Ability,” debuting at No. 15 on the New York Times Best Seller List. Tickets start at $84.49.

Larry Reeb and Saleem headline Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club at The Tropicana this weekend, and if you can make it Thursday night, you may catch a special appearance from Garrett himself. Reeb, or Uncle Lar’, is “the wise-cracking politically incorrect relative everyone knows.” Offering advice on everything from marriage to lotteries and children, Reeb always tops them off with his classic tagline, “That’s a tip from your Uncle Lar’.” Saleem has been the opening act for The Temptations and Boyz II Men, and has also appeared with comedy legends including Joan Rivers, Ray Romano, George Carlin and Jay Leno. Tickets start at $37.40, with showtimes at 8 and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 8 p.m. every other night.

Sports

Are you ready for rugby? Las Vegas certainly is, as the Sam Boyd Stadium hosts the HSBC Sevens World Series Saturday and Sunday. Rugby sevens is a variation of rugby that features teams of seven players instead of the usual 15, and shorter matches. They’ll be playing from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and until 8 p.m. Sunday, with tickets starting at $18 per day.

Nightlife

The Kenyan Rugby Team will be throwing a pre-tournament party tonight along with DJ Que at JET in the Mirage Saturday at 10:30 p.m.
Cee-Lo will be hosting Haze at Aria on Saturday at 10:30 p.m. He’ll be performing his hit single “Eff You.”

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