Vegas Weekender: Halloween in Vegas is spooktacular

With Halloween only a week away, you’ll need to get in the party mood if you haven’t already. Come to Vegas where you can celebrate a weekend full of rock stars, haunted attractions and beautiful fall weather.


In Vegas, the party rocks on all night long

This is your last chance to celebrate Roktoberfest at Rok Nightclub inside New York – New York. Watch the Guitar Hero Video Game Competition Oct. 22.

Make sure to stop by Wasted Space Rock Bar at the Hard Rock. See Everlast on Oct. 23 at 10 p.m. Wasted Space also has rock mash-ups Wednesdays through Sundays.

Autumn at the Palazzo Las Vegas

Autumn at the Palazzo Las Vegas

And summer’s not quite over yet: Canadian band Our Lady Peace closes out the season at Rio’s Voodoo Beach free Poolside Concert series Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Looking for something more intimate and relaxing? Every Wednesday and Thursday, the Las Vegas Hilton presents live jazz by Nova at the Tempo bar lounge from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.


All of Vegas is a stage, so be sure to catch these acts

Make sure to make a stop at Primm on your way Vegas. Grunge band Stone Temple Pilots plays at Star of the Desert Arena at Buffalo Bill’s on Oct. 23 at 9 p.m. ABBA also performs at Star of Desert Arena on Oct. 24.

More rock stars make appearances this weekend: See the legendary Alice Cooper playing at The Orleans Oct. 23-25 or Rob Thomas at the Palms on Oct. 24. If you’re a fan of alternative rock band Brand New, the group performs at House of Blues on Oct. 23. Also performing with Brand New are Manchester Orchestra and The Builders and The Butchers.

After four decades of music, British rock band UFO is still going strong. See UFO live on Oct. 24 at 9 p.m. at the Railhead inside Boulder Station. Also performing Oct. 24 is the Steve Miller Band at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Iconic rock band U2 plays at Sam Boyd Stadium with special guest Black Eyed Peas Oct. 23.

This weekend also features country music stars. LeAnn Rimes performs at Treasure Island on Oct. 22-23, while fans of Tim McGraw can see the artist live at M Resort Oct. 23. For a variety of performances, catch America’s Got Talent Live at Planet Hollywood Oct. 22-25.

Laugh out loud to the comedy of Andrew Dice Clay performing Oct. 22 – 25 at Riviera, or Ray Romano at Mirage Oct. 23-24. Watch Chazz Palminteri’s one-man show, “A Bronx Tale” at the Venetian Oct. 22-24.


Fun fall decor blows into the Palazzo, Bellagio

A fall fairy tale comes to life at The Shoppes at the Palazzo through Nov. 29. See a swirling, hand-sculpted 80-foot vine with copper leaves and hand-painted pumpkin blossoms, an 8-foot shimmering copper leaf, clusters of gigantic pumpkins (some weighting 1,000 pounds) and trees surrounded by yellow-orange flowers, mums and cattails. The autumn display at Palazzo is located in front of the indoor waterfall feature.

Also, don’t forget to stop by Bellagio’s Conservatory, where you can see another amazing autumn garden. This garden features a talking tree, scarecrow, bubbling brook and vividly-colored fall flowers.

The spirit of Elvis Presley is still alive in Las Vegas

Fans of Elvis Presley can visit The King’s Ransom Museum inside Imperial Palace.

For a limited time, see artifacts, personal treasures and other items he had from the ’50s through the ’70s. These include Elvis’ 1977 Lincoln Continental, stage and film wardrobe and other clothing items, jewelry, guns, badges and a variety of Elvis’ law enforcement objects. See personal artifacts from his Graceland home including the Bible on his nightstand the night he passed away and much more. The exhibit is open daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tickets are $10. Located on the third floor inside Imperial Palace, the exhibit is available until April 2010.

And speaking of Elvis, The Cupcakery is featuring its tasty cupcake “Trip to Graceland.” The Elvis-inspired treat has a sweet and salty taste, complete with a chunky peanut butter cake, layered with a light banana cream frosting, rolled in Applewood-smoked bacon and drizzled with honey.

The closest Cupcakery to the Las Vegas Strip is located on Eastern and Richmar, just off Interstate 215 and Eastern Avenue.


Haunted Casino brings spooky payoffs

While you’re in the downtown area, check out the Haunted Casino inside Binion’s from 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. (open nightly, except Mondays). While you’re here, the Fremont Street Experience celebrates Oktoberfest and Halloween with a combined street party, the first ever “OktoberFrightFest.”

Fright Dome keeps on haunting along

And if you haven’t already, make sure to check out Fright Dome at Circus Circus’ Adventuredome, Zombie Precinct at New York-New York, “After Dark!” at Madame Tussauds at Venetian, Haunted Harvest at Springs Preserve and “Texas Scream” at Texas Station.

Ghost stories from the Titanic in Vegas

At Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition inside the Luxor, discover if the ghost stories you hear about the ship are really true. Free with paid admission to the exhibit, you’ll hear bone-chilling details shared by Titanic experts who have seen and heard it all.

Hear about the “Lady in Black,” who is often seen on the Grand Staircase, crying for her friend. See Frederick Fleet, the Titanic’s look-out, watching over the Promenade Deck as he attempts to make up for his unfortunate late sighting of the iceberg. Learn about the longest living Titanic survivor who passed away exactly 80 years to the day the ship struck the iceberg, along with other mysterious coincidences.  Find out who prophesied the sinking of Titanic by writing to a friend just a few days before the fateful night.
This tour is available Oct. 23-25, 29-31 at 8 p.m.


There are 2 comments for this article
  1. janet rogers at 11:31 am

    my husband and i will be in vegas oct 30 – nov. 3. We are looking for a r&b club on the strip and are there any celebrity look-a-like costume parties this weekend

  2. Caroline Fontein at 5:04 pm

    Hi Janet,

    Thank you for taking a look at the blog. Unfortunately the only all hip-hop/r&b club on the Strip called Poetry closed. However, on Thursday nights Revolution Lounge at Mirage hosts A Case of the Classicks where they play old school hip-hop/r&b music. It doesn’t look like you’ll be here Thursday, but maybe you can check it out on your next visit.
    As for Halloween parties we haven’t come across any hosting a celebrity look-a-like costume contest but there are various others. You can check out the Halloween event listings on