Vegas Weekender: Theme parties and funny bunnies

Themed parties take center stage this weekend in Vegas as Midsummer Night’s Dream, one of the city’s most infamous soirées, takes place poolside at the Palms Aug. 15 and Steel Panther, an ’80s hair metal cover band, hosts a toga themed party at Aliante Station on Aug.15.

If peace and love are more your thing, head down to Fremont Street Experience for Woodstock TributePalooza on Aug. 14 – 16.

Dueling Pianos at the Salute Lounge in Palazzo




Dueling Pianos at the Salute Lounge in Palazzo


Playboy gets funny with Leggero, Thune at Palms

This weekend the Playboy Comedy Club at the Palms hosts Natasha Leggero from E’s “Chelsea Lately” and Nick Thune from “Comedy Central” Aug. 14 – 15. The show is at 10:30 p.m. Fri. – Sat., plus 8 p.m. Sat.

Ride like the wind and get down tonight in Vegas

Tom Jones lights up the room with “Sex Bomb” and other hits in his show at MGM Grand at 7:30 p.m. Aug.14 – 19.

Bette Midler, dazzles in “The Showgirl Must Go On” at Caesars Palace at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 – 30.

Legendary vocalist Sonny Turner, former lead singer of The Platters, brings his signature style and emotional tunes to the Suncoast at 8 p.m. Aug. 14 – 16.

Fremont Street hosts another weekend of peace and love with Woodstock TributePalooza Aug. 14 – 16. Tribute acts will pay homage to iconic musicians including Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Sly and the family Stone, The Grateful Dead and The Who starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday through Sunday.

Get ready to “Get Down Tonight” with KC & The Sunshine Band at Orleans Aug. 14 – 16. The show starts at 8 p.m.

See Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Buddy Guy and Dr. John at Buffalo Bill’s on Aug. 14 at 9 p.m.

“Ride Like the Wind” with America and Christopher Cross on Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. also at Buffalo Bill’s.
B.J. Thomas will have you “Hooked on a Feeling” at his live show at 8 p.m. on Aug. 15 at Santa Fe Station.

Salute Lounge at Palazzo has a tournament of keys

The Salute Lounge at Palazzo hosts Dueling Pianos 5:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. nightly. This interactive evening features two pianists who perform everything from classic rock to R&B and country music. Make requests or just sit back with a cocktail and watch the fun unfold.

City’s most revealing bodies will help to loosen you up

The city’s most revealing bodies are on display at the Luxor hotel’s BODIES … The Exhibition. In honor of its first anniversary, BODIES will do something for your body, by offering a complimentary massage on Aug. 15 by Academy of Healing Arts students in training. Guests will also receive complimentary cupcakes from The Cupcakery, while supplies last.


Get your hands on some pirate booty at the pool

Dig out your sexiest pirate costume and head over to the Palms on Aug. 15 for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This annual party made headlines at the Playboy Mansion and has become one of Sin City’s biggest bashes. This year the theme is “A Pirate’s Guilty Pleasure.” A costume or mask is required for admission. Doors open at 9 p.m.

Rock out this weekend at evening concerts

Listen to Jackson Browne under the stars at the Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa at 8 p.m. Aug. 15.

Hard Rock Hotel hosts Friday Night Live event poolside at 8 p.m. Aug. 14 with Los Lonely Boys and Los Lobos.


Cocktails gone wild; Raise your glass in Las Vegas

Stop by Hawaiian Tropic Zone inside Miracle Mile Shops to taste Wild Orchid, their specialty August cocktail, made from Cruzan Guava Rum, TY KU liqueur and pineapple juice.

People with birthdays in August can head down to McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon inside the Rio on Aug. 15 for a free open bar from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. The cost is $15 for ladies and $25 for guys who are not celebrating an August birthday.

Join Rumor Willis at 9:30 p.m. Aug.15 as she celebrates her 21st birthday at Tao nightclub inside the Venetian.

On Aug. 15 LAX nightclub inside Luxor hosts The Cool Kids and Eclipse. Doors open at 10:30 p.m.

Bust out your favorite bed linens and make your way to Aliante Station on Aug. 15 for a toga-themed party and the “Community Property” video premier hosted by Steel Panther at 9 p.m.

Take partying to new heights Aug. 16 at VooDoo Lounge inside the Rio for Solid Gold Sundays. DJs Tino Sanchez and Albert Gruve spin the hottest make-you-wanna-move hits from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. Doors open at 10 p.m.


Eat, drink and be merry; military gets dining credit

El Cortez Hotel & Casino rewards active duty U.S. military personnel with a $15 dining credit valid at The Flame Steakhouse and Café Cortez every day in August. Individuals must present their military ID at the Club Cortez to receive their certificate of appreciation that can be redeemed at the property’s restaurants.

Enjoy free appetizers, $2 wines and $2 domestic beers at Villaggio Bar at M Resort every Friday and Saturday in August from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Villaggio Bar offers a relaxed atmosphere to drink in a tasty cocktail and the beautiful views of the Las Vegas valley.