Vegas Weekender: Get your body to Vegas for green beer

This weekend in Vegas, have a little fun with some of the baddest and best St. Patrick’s Day parties. Or, visit a few educational exhibits — including one that looks a lot like you. Green beer, astounding attractions, plenty of music and everything the Irish like is all happening this weekend in Vegas.


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Bodies ... The Exhibition at the Luxor

Bodies ... The Exhibition at the Luxor

Have you ever wanted to know what the internal structure of your body looks like? Now is your chance to find out.

Bodies…The Exhibition at the Luxor gives you an in-depth look at the internal workings of the human structure. Guests can view real bodies and preserved inner organs at the exhibit. Hours for the exhibit are 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily and general admission tickets start at $31.

Also at the Luxor, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. This exhibit gives an in-depth view of the great ship, including a replica of the interior grand staircase and artifacts from the actual ship. Hours for the exhibit are daily, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and general admission tickets start at $27.


St. Patrick’s Day starts early in Vegas

Kick off your St. Patrick’s Day celebration by heading to MonteLago Village at Lake Las Vegas for lessons in how to brew beer. The Beer Brewing 101 workshop is a great way to learn how to make your very own craft beer. The class starts at 11 a.m.

If you just want to drink beer — not make it — the workshop is followed by Brews Best Village Beer Fest, with samplings from some of your favorite breweries. Tickets are $25 per person for the 2 – 8 p.m. event. To get into the Beer Brewing workshop, pre-purchase your Beer Fest tickets and contact the resort to schedule your class, or purchase a Beer Fest package from MonteLago Resort. Both the beer brewing class and the beer fest take place on March 13.

Spend an evening with Everlast at Mandalay Bay Beach’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival. Enjoy music from Everlast’s “Whitey Ford Sings the Blues” and “La Coka Nostra” albums including the hit, “What it’s Like.” Show time is March 13 at 8 p.m. and tickets for the concert start at $40. Or, get an all-day pass to the concert and the beer garden for $100.

Green beer, green daiquiris and green souvenir guitar cups are all part of the St. Patrick’s Day festivities taking place at Rockhouse. Located in front of the Imperial Palace, Rockhouse has a unique and lively vibe. The club opens right onto the Las Vegas Strip with a walk-up bar in front to make sure everyone walking by has a great time. Events and specials kick off Wednesday, March 17.

St. Patrick’s Day at Cabo Wabo kicks off Monday, March 14 with a weeklong celebration through Sunday. The Cantina will go green with frozen greeña coladas and chocolate Irish mochas offered at the daiquiri bar, and all burritos and quesadillas will be green. Drink green draft beer, Guinness, shots of Jameson and Baileys all for $5. There will be live music throughout the week, starting with 3 Digit IQ on Wednesday. There will also be drink specials for anyone wearing a kilt.

The City of Henderson will host the 44th annual Sons of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival, March 11-14 in the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water Street. The family-friendly event will include a parade, carnival with games and rides, live entertainment, car show and more. Admission is free. The parade is Saturday, March 13 at 10 a.m. More than 100 parade entries will feature festive floats, Celtic dancers, bagpipers and marching bands.

McFadden’s will host its annual St. Practice Day on Saturday, March 13. The party kicks off at 11 a.m. with an Irish breakfast complete with bacon, eggs, traditional Irish soda bread and juicy sausage, available throughout the day for $10, as well as $4 green beers and $5 Irish Car Bombs from 11 p.m. until 1 a.m. An open bar special is available with the purchase of a wristband, priced at $10 for ladies and $20 for gentlemen.

McFadden’s will continue its St. Patrick’s Day celebration with Bloody Sunday on March 14. The day starts with McFadden’s traditional Irish breakfast for only $10. The party will also feature $4 green beers, Guinness drafts and Jameson cocktails, plus McFadden’s will throw in 25-ounce mugs of any draft beer for only $10 all day long.

RHUMBAR will also go Irish with two Irish DJs from 2 – 10 p.m. on the patio. A leprechaun will co-host with the emcee Elissa, and RHUMBAR will be giving away party favors all night long. There will be featured Guinness and Harp beer specials, al

ong with Irish Car Bombs and Jameson shot specials.


Catch a concert while in Vegas

The Zac Brown Band comes to Vegas via the Joint on Saturday, March 13. These Best New Artist Grammy winners are bringing their “Breaking Southern Ground” tour to the Hard Rock Hotel and will be playing crowd favorites. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $36.

Styx Legend Dennis DeYoung is playing at the Orleans showroom March 13 – 14. DeYoung will perform classic Styx hits like “Lady,” “Come Sail Away,” “Mr. Roboto” and “Don’t Let It End.” Tickets start at $19.95 and showtime is 8 p.m.

Listen to the smooth sounds of Clint Holmes when he performs at the Suncoast Showroom this weekend. Holmes will be singing his crowd-favorite songs like “Playground in My Mind,” “Shouldn’t It Be Easy By Now” and “Gotta Get Up.” The show is March 13 and 14th and show times are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29.95.


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