July 11, 2013 |
Soon-to-be-brides and their girlfriends are invited to unwind at the World's Largest Bachelorette Party, coming to Las Vegas sister resorts July 19-21. The party will be at the Venetian and the Palazzo . It will be co-hosted by reality TV star Gretchen Rossi of “ Real Housewives of Orange County ” and Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett of “ Kendra on Top .” On July 20, the Venetian's Tao Beach will be transformed into Bachelorette Beach with a poolside lunch, complimentary chair massages and plenty of posing for pictures with the men of Chippendales . Inside TAO nightclub , professionals will provide pole dancing lessons.
June 14, 2013 |
Get ready for the Las Vegas version of Carnevale. More than 300 events are planned at the Venetian and the Palazzo , where Carnevale continues through Sept. 8. The festival mimics celebrations of summer in Europe and the famed Carnevale in Venice, a Lenten observance that began more than 850 years ago. Each evening, the sister resorts will feature the Masquerade, during which costumed characters re-create the romance and mystery of the historic Venetian celebration.
April 24, 2013 |
Priscilla and her camp crew are set to march into the Mojave Desert as “ Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical ” opens an 11-week run on June 18 at the Venetian in Las Vegas . Fans of the 1994 movie, which morphed into a musical in Sydney, Australia, in 2006, will want to dust off their feather boas and polish up on the lyrics to Gloria Gaynor's “I Will Survive” before opening night. The story features a trio of friends -- two drag queens and a transsexual -- as they traverse the Australian Outback in a battered bus, searching for love during the road trip of a lifetime.
February 5, 2013 |
Some of the world's most iconic National Geographic photographs will be showcased in an exhibition at the Venetian in Las Vegas . The “50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic” is scheduled to open Feb. 14 for a limited engagement. The exhibition will feature both familiar and never-before-seen images. Among those that guests will likely recognize are Steve McCurry's memorable “Afghan Girl” and Nick Nichols' photo of primatologist/anthropologist Jane Goodall with one of her chimps.
October 23, 2012 |
Mammoth is reporting up to a foot of new snow, as the season gets off to a promising start. Opening day is set for Nov. 8 . . . . For the first time, Arlington National Cemetery is releasing a massive electronic database detailing the gravesites of the roughly 400,000 people buried there. Before 2010, the cemetery used paper records and maps. The smartphone app and map can be accessed through the cemetery's website, www.arlingtoncemetery.mil . . . . Vegas' McCarran Airport will conduct an emergency drill Wednesday morning, with an exercise simulating an incident using a Boeing 767 passenger jet . . . . . For the second year, the Venetian and the Palazzo Las Vegas will stage Winter in Venice, a 50-day celebration starting Nov. 18 that includes a nightly parade, tree-lighting ceremonies and picturesque skating rink above the Venetian's outdoor Grand Canal . . . . The San Luis Obispo Wine Country Assn.'s 22nd Annual Rockin' Harvest Celebration is set for Nov. 2-4. The weekend's signature event, the Grand Tasting and Wine Auction, takes place Nov. 3 ( a Saturday)
September 7, 2012 |
Only in L.A.: Giuseppe Verdi's 1844 opera "The Two Foscari" meets the CBS game show "The Price Is Right. " On a recent day backstage at CBS Television City, one wall was dominated by a painting of sunny Venice, Italy, a set for Los Angeles Opera's production of "Foscari," a rarely produced work that opens the company's 2012-13 season Saturday. And slightly in front of this Venice scene stands the game board for a "Price Is Right" game called Switcheroo. Move those numbers into the correct positions on the board and you can win a travel mug, a panini press or a brand new car!