Vegas Weekender: Spring break begins to bloom in Vegas

Spring break is just around the corner, so get ready to warm things up with hot headliners, a new nightclub and restaurant at Paris Las Vegas, spa deals and so much more.


See Boston native Vinnie Favorito perform his “equal opportunity comedy” as he pokes fun at all walks of life, 8 p.m. nightly at the Flamingo. All we can say is if you’re the type who gets embarrassed easily, be careful if you’re sitting near the front!

Nick Cannon performs at the Palms this Saturday.

You might know him from the movie “Drumline” or the popular MTV show, “Wild ‘N Out.” However you know actor/comedian Nick Cannon, don’t miss his live performance at The Pearl inside the Palms on Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m.

“Hanging with Mr. Cooper” star Mark Curry brings his comedy to the Las Vegas Hilton, 10 p.m. nightly through Sunday, March 6. The prime time comedian streak continues with “Home Improvement” star Tim Allen performing at Venetian March 4-5 at 9 p.m.

Keep the laughs coming with Crown Comedy Jam this Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5 at 9 p.m. inside the Rio’s Crown Nightclub.

See Bill Engvall crack up the audience at Treasure Island, March 3-4 at 8 p.m.

Rock sensation Eric Clapton performs live at MGM’s Grand Garden Arena, Saturday, March 5. Showtime starts at 8 p.m.

The Alan Parsons Project performs at Boulder Station Friday, March 4 at 8 p.m.

See Uncle Kracker Saturday, March 5 at Sam’s Town. Show starts at 8 p.m.

Mandalay Bay’s House of Blues presents Just Like The Movies: Play For Keeps And Friends on Saturday, March 5.

World-renowned DJ Tiesto performs his famous sounds combined with a spectacular light show on Saturday, March 5 at the Hard Rock.

If you’re looking for a free show, then check out Red Eye Radio playing a midnight show at The Lounge inside the Palms Friday, March 4.

Staying for a long weekend? Get into the spirit of Spring Break with the Spring Break Music Festival at the Palms. This free show at The Lounge includes musical performances by Saint Motel, Damato, Parade of Lights, B. Wash, Kevin Hayashi & Clouded Vision, Splitbreed and Barry Black. Catch the complimentary concert Tuesday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m.



Kim Kardashian hosts the opening of Sugar Factory Brasserie at Paris this Friday.

Sugar Factory isn’t just about lollipops and chocolate anymore. On Friday, March 4 at 9 p.m., Kim Kardashian hosts the grand opening of Sugar Factory American Brasserie inside Paris Las Vegas. Other celebrities scheduled to appear are Holly Madison, David Arquette, Nick Cannon, Mel B., Nicole Scherzinger and Bella Thorne.

The 30,000-square-foot space includes a restaurant, dining room and a retail store. The restaurant menu offers signature items like smoked salmon frittata, grilled black angus filet and toasted brioche eggs Benedict, to name a few. Breakfast menus include fluffy waffles, omelets, crepes and specialty egg dishes. Diners can feast on comfort food items like pizzas, burgers, pastas, salads, steak, seafood and sandwiches.

And what would Sugar Factory be without dessert? Sweet tooths can enjoy homemade cupcakes, gelato, milkshakes, sundaes, chocolate pizzas, pastries and signature items like the King Kong Sundae, featuring 24 different scoops of ice cream and toppings.

The chocolate lounge is open 24 hours, daily. Diners may pair a chocolate fondue with wine or champagne. The lounge also offers Red Velvet Fondue, homemade bon bons and truffles, frozen hot chocolate and chocolate pizza.

If you’re in the mood for Mexican fare, take a visit to Luxor. At Tacos & Tequila, Spring Break Wednesdays features six specialty tacos and six little neck bottles of Sol Mexican beers for only $29. The special menu also features taquitos for $8, chicken quesadillas for $8 and half a pound of Habanero hot wings for $10 as well as $5 house-made casaritas and $5 Dos Equis. Partygoers can also enjoy $5 Jose Cuervo Tradicional, $5 margaritas and $3 Jello shots.

Diners may also participate in “Cock-A-Doodle Duels.” This rendition of rooster fighting is a lot safer than the original. Participants compete to stomp out their opponents’ balloons and the winner gets a $25 complimentary beer tab. If stomping on balloons doesn’t exactly tickle your fancy but a free $25 beer tab does, T&T also holds a sexy photo booth competition. T&T’s Spring Break Wednesdays starts at 7 p.m.


Just when you thought Vegas didn’t have room for any more nightclubs, think again: Friday, March 4 is the opening of Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at the Paris Las Vegas hotel. The outdoor views from this club will be hard to beat. Red carpet time starts at 11 p.m. For all you aspiring paparazzi, you can snap pictures of Drake, Samantha Ronson and DJ Havana Brown, who are scheduled to attend. Fans of Drake can watch the performer do a live set later that night.

See model Arianna Celeste as she hosts Chateau Nightclub & Gardens this Tuesday, March 8 at the Paris Las Vegas hotel. The Las Vegas native was named “The Hottest UFC Octagon Girl” by “Maxim.”

“Beastly” star Vanessa Hudgens hosts at Pure nightclub inside Caesars Palace, Saturday, March 5.

Lupe Fiasco celebrates his album release party and gives a special DJ set at Lavo, Tuesday, March 8.

If you’re all about costume parties, visit McFadden’s Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball inside the Rio this Saturday, March 5. Party-goers can start early with $15 open bar from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The fun continues with open bar from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. ($20 for ladies, $30 for gents.) All guests can enjoy $5 grape and cherry bombs. In addition, anyone who buys two Jameson shots get the third one for free.

Rio’s Crown Nightclub features Ladies Night at 10:30 p.m. and gives the females extra love and attention with complimentary flowers and champagne until midnight.



Relax at M Resort's Spa Mio.

With all your early Spring Break partying, treating your body to a spa treatment ends your trip on a peaceful and relaxing note. In honor of the arrival of spring, National Nutrition Month and St. Patrick’s Day, M Resort’s Spa Mio celebrates March by highlighting its organic spa treatments for a special price.

The Organic Facial incorporates pressure points, guided yoga stretches and organic tropical and orchard fruits to provide guests with mental clarity, physical relaxation and regenerated, nourished skin. Through March 31, the facial is only $85 (normally $135). Or, try the Organic Aroma Salt Glow, a body treatment that includes circular motion massage techniques and a blend of marine salts and essential oils. These products leave the skin smoother, healthier and younger looking. Through the end of the month, the salt treatment is $70. If you’re more into the traditional treatments, receive an additional 25 minutes to any regular-priced 50-minute massage.


Most folks take their Vegas jackpot winnings back home, but my dad decided to stay here instead. That’s how I left Seattle almost 20 years ago. I moved from greenery and rainy days to hot summers, palm trees and desert. As much as I love my hometown, I decided to stick around Vegas. This city just has so much to offer. You don’t even have to be a gambler, bar hopper or an all-night partier. I love Vegas for its awesome vegan-friendly spots, concerts, swanky hotel suites and spas so big, they’re like castles. The pool scene is not too shabby either, which is why I love taking stay-cations. Besides living it up -- Vegas style -- I’m hanging out with my handsome hubby, adorable baby girl, two cats and super-fluffy Shih-Tzu. I’m also a huge fan of '90s music, shows and movies. You can find me on Google+ and Twitter.