Vegas Weekender: Cher takes over the Colosseum

This week in Vegas is all about grabbing dinner and seeing a show.

From Cher and David Copperfield to a wine festival and Thanksgiving cooking classes, it’s all happening this weekend in Vegas.


In Vegas, the party goes all night long

Head to Cathouse for a freebie night, featuring fashionable giveaways, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and champagne for ladies until midnight. Cathouse at the Luxor, with it’s French bordello vibe and food from rock ‘n’ roll chef Kerry Simon, makes this place a rockin’ hot spot. Oh, and the women in lingerie help too.

Head to Hawaiian Tropic Zone at Planet Hollywood for the MMA Ring Girl Search. The event takes place on Thursday, Nov. 19. The grand prize is $500 and a ring girl contract for the MMA.

Wine & dine

Wine lovers are popping their corks this weekend

If you’re a wine lover, head to Paris Las Vegas for the Beaujolais Nouveau event.

With festivities throughout the Nov. 19 – 22 weekend, guests will be able to taste the first grapes of the season. Samples of the 2009 Beaujolais Nouveau and souvenir glasses will be available in the Paris lobby from Nov. 19 – 21 from noon – 6 p.m.

Then enjoy wines in restaurants like Mon Ami Gabi, Les Artistes Steakhouse and the Sterling Brunch at Bally’s.

On Nov. 19, join the Wine 101: Passport to Wine and get a glimpse of the different regions of French wine. Tickets for this event start at $35.

Enjoy a Rock ‘n’ Roll wine night at Risqué Nightclub Nov. 20 with live music and you guessed it, more wine.

Tickets start at $35 in advance or $40 at the door.

On Nov. 22, take part in a Beaujolais Nouveau-themed brunch at Mon Ami Gabi and the Sterling Brunch at Bally’s.

If you mention the Beaujolais Nouveau event, you receive a bottle of 2009 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau and two souvenir glasses.

Cooking class a holiday treat at the Palms

Nove Italiano inside the Palms Casino Resort is hosting a holiday cooking class.

Executive Chef Geno Bernardo will show a small group of guests how to create some of his great-grandmother’s favorite dishes like stuffed artichokes, boneless stuffed turkey breast and pumpkin cheesecake.

The class is offered at $110 per person from noon – 3 p.m. on Nov. 21.

Come and dine in style in a Las Vegas restaurant

If you’re hungry for a little seafood, head to El Cortez’s Flame Steakhouse for succulent stone crabs. The Friday and Saturday night special includes fresh stone crabs for only $28 per pound from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Little Buddha at the Palms offers guests a new prix fixe menu for only $45. Choose from dishes like miso soup, lettuce wraps, potstickers, Jidori chicken and Kobe beef short ribs. An optional wine pairing is an additional $20. The offer is good for dinner on Nov. 19.

Society Café Encore offers guests a new “Triple B” menu full of scrumptious burgers, barbecue and beer options like the Piggy Back Burger, Kobe burger with crispy rock shrimp, BBQ filet sliders and a selection of beers like Blue Moon and Fat Tire Amber Ale for $7. These options are available starting at 5 p.m. every day.


Cher returns to Vegas for show at Colosseum

If you “Believe” in Cher, now is your chance to see her as she takes over the Colosseum at Caesars Palace Nov. 21 and 22.

Complete with Bob Mackie’s over-the-top costume creations, dance moves by Doriana Sanchez and some of her greatest hits, Cher takes guests through more than four decades of chart topping hits like “Half Breed,” “I Got You Babe” and “If I Could Turn Back Time.”

Cher performs nightly at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $117.

From magic to comedy to psychics, Vegas has it all

Let David Copperfield impress you with his incredible magic. Copperfield performs nightly at the MGM Grand, Nov. 19 – 22. Tickets start at $79 and show times are 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. with an extra show at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Lewis Black’s sense of comedic timing is impeccable. His witty jokes and appearances on such shows at “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central have made Black a staple in the comedic world. Black will make you laugh Nov. 20 – 21 at 10 p.m. Tickets start at $80.90 at the Terry Fator Theatre in the Mirage.

Let the smooth sounds of Motown take you away as the Four Tops roll into the Orleans Showroom Nov. 20 – 22. The Four Tops have had such hits as “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” and “Reach Out I’ll Be There.” Tickets start at $44 and show time is 8 p.m.

Gary Spivey is a world-renowned psychic that will be reading minds Nov. 20 at the Night Owl Showroom in Hooters Hotel & Casino. Spivey, whose nickname “The Modern Day Nostradamus,” answers guests’ questions regarding a variety of topics and brings points of clarity to even the toughest skeptic. Spivey tickets start at $39.99 and show time is at 7 p.m.