The Vegas Weekender: Are you the next Miss Playboy?

Join us every Thursday as we highlight the weekend’s best events and entertainment.


Hop into the Palms for the Miss Playboy Club search

Playboy ClubThe Playboy Club hosts the Miss Playboy Club model search at 10 p.m. May 31.

The winner will not only be the face of Playboy Club in its June advertising campaign but will also receive $1,000 in cash, a complimentary night’s stay at Palms Casino Resort,a Swedish massage at Drift Spa at Palms Place, dinner for two at Nove Italiano, complimentary table and bottle at Playboy Club and a photo shoot.

Winners will also be featured in the Playboy Club 2010 calendar and have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be included in Playboy magazine.

World Series of Poker opens this weekend

For 40 years, the biggest names in poker have converged on Las Vegas for the annual World Series of Poker, a series of tournaments culminating in the $10,000 buy-in No Limit Texas Hold’em Main Event.

The winner receives a multimillion dollar prize and the coveted title of World Champion of Poker.

The tournament opens this weekend at the Rio and will run through July 15. This weekend’s games include the 40th Annual No Limit Hold’em event on May 28; Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better on May 29 and No Limit Hold’em on May 30.


Hoop Hall Experience a slam dunk on the Strip

Hoops Hall ExperiencePlanet Hollywood is home to one of Vegas’ newest attractions, the Hoop Hall Experience (HHX).

The 17,000-square-foot venue is broken into six distinct zones that bring the greatest basketball players,craziest games and most inspiring coaches to life.

One of the highlights includes The Timeline, an engaging arrangement of graphics, text, large cutouts, electronic media, photos and artifacts.

Pep Talks is a multimedia projection that showcases actual sound bytes and dramatized readings, delivering real messages from famous coaches such as John Wooden, Bill Sharman and Lenny Wilkens.

The Greatest Moments Theater has significant artifacts from the Basketball Hall of Fame including the most important pieces with momentous stories to tell. This zone includes a display of every inductee into the Hall of Fame.

Take a “shot” at this attraction while you can — it’s only available for a limited time.


Dance the weekend away at a Las Vegas club

Start the weekend by dancing to hip-hop, funk, electro, rock and reggae as DJ Scientific spins at the Lounge at the Palms at 11 p.m. May 29.

Keep the party going downtown as DJ Phat Al spins Top 40, hip-hop and the best of the ’80s at Gold Diggers at the Golden Nugget from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. May 30.

Meanwhile, Paul Oakenfold presents Perfecto at 10 p.m. May 30 at Rain Nightclub at the Palms while DJ David Christian spins from 10:30 4:30 a.m. at The Bank at Bellagio.


Shows in Entertainment Capital cater to every taste

There’s a reason Las Vegas is nicknamed the Entertainment Capital of the World. No matter what type of entertainment you’re looking for, you’ll find a show in Vegas that will cater to your taste.

Barry Manilow sings all of his most beloved songs in ULTIMATE MANILOW: The Hits at the Las Vegas Hilton May 28 – 30 at 8 p.m.