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The Playground

I'm gonna jump

October 5th, 2010

Rappelling 500 feet down the side of the Rio in the name of a good cause.

  • Another week, another list making Las Vegas look bad.

  • The story behind an unexplained guest star at the guitar legend's special performance.

  • For people too lazy to actually watch television.

  • Is there enough room in this world for both ranch and bleu cheese lovers?

  • Las Vegas is the nation's 41st manliest city. Blame me.

  • Lesson of the week: Ask and you shall receive.

  • Paris Hilton, Snoop, Ne-Yo, Reggie Bush, Vanilla Ice, Chelsea Handler, Sam Worthington...

  • Seafood, Snoop Dogg and why Barbara Fairchild says you don't need to go to Paris.

  • The Grand Tasting at Vegas Uncork'd was high density deliciousness.

  • From "midget hang from a guy's testicles" to "hamgorguesa muy picante" in less than three hours.

  • At an afterhours sake tasting, the food fest let its Vegas show.

  • Plans for a new museum? The restoration of his Vegas home? The famously flamboyant showman is back in the spotlight.

  • The crowd felt restrained, as if holding out for a moment to really let loose. For some, it never came.

  • The space where Little Buddha once thrived finally gets filled.

  • Plus the Violent Femmes and Train—on the same bill.

  • MGM Resorts International and Live Nation announced this morning their new music festival: Route 91 Harvest. Originally known as Route 91, the three-day country music extravaganza takes its name from Las Vegas Boulevard.

  • The new Downtown hot spot's menu was a collective effort among Andrews, Kerry Simon and Cory Harwell.

  • Planes: Fire & Rescue is dull, predictable and flat, with decent animation but lifeless characters.

  • If any reviewer ever deserved to have a documentary made about his life, it’s Roger Ebert.

  • Timing and characterization are critical—but both are lacking across the board.

  • The Sheffield singer and bassist talks playing the U.S., comparisons to The Smiths and more.

  • Don't let your fine mind become a liability, Virgo.

  • Made official this morning with a release from the show’s host hotel, the Cosmopolitan, is that “Vegas Nocturne” indeed played its last shows Saturday night at the restaurant, lounge and entertainment fortress Rose. Rabbit. Lie. ...

  • Considering Las Vegas' sexy Sin City image, how provocative can performance be on Las Vegas Boulevard?

  • As great nights with old friends tend to, it flew by, leaving the audience buzzing but also a bit bummed.

  • Amid chatter about the unsteady future of “Vegas Nocturne” at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in the Cosmopolitan, an online report posted today says the show is effectively being put to sleep. The same story said the show might surface at the soon-to-open SLS. ...

  • The Weekly's Spencer Patterson points you to Carla Bozulich, Morgan Delt, Innercity Ensemble and more.

  • From fireworks shows to community events to nightclub parties, how to celebrate America's big 238.

  • Cosplay costumes, a role-playing game called DrunkQuest and more.

  • Plus live music at Lavo, a Kickstarter and upcoming releases from Vegas locals.