Current event trivia with flair: ‘Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me’
Wed, Nov 10, 2010 (4 p.m.)
NPR’s popular radio quiz makes a stop in Sin City.
“Wait … I know this … It’s on the tip of my tongue …” NPR’s popular radio news quiz Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me lands in Las Vegas November 18 for a performance and recording featuring judge, scorekeeper and enviable radio voice Carl Kasell, host Peter Sagal and a lineup of celebrity panelists who’ll field and ask questions on recent news so odd it almost seems like fiction.
Almost inadvertently educational, Wait Wait is full of water-cooler-worthy news bites. Last week’s program included everything from Harry Reid’s big win (“He found somebody to run against who was marginally more loathed than he is”) to Morgan Freeman political ad imitators to the removal of coconuts in areas of India in advance of President Obama’s visit. Elvis Costello also made a guest appearance, putting the show on hold before answering questions about Elvis Stojko. Did you know the figure skater’s new goal is to make figure skating “more butch”? Yeah, neither did Costello.
Paris Las Vegas
The Paris Las Vegas transports visitors to the City of Light. Paris Las Vegas captures all the details of Paris, right down to the cobblestone sidewalks and half-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Wrought iron street lamps line the 85,000 square foot casino with the legs of the Eiffel Tower sit in the middle of 1,700 slots and 90 table games.
Guests can dine at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant, but beware, it's by reservation only. Diners can watch the world pass by at Mon Ami Gabi, a fine French restaurant where the most popular tables are the ones outside facing The Strip. Dining isn't just limited to the French, Asian restaurant Ah Sin is host to many dishes from the Pacific Rim. If you've just hit the jackpot on the casino floor, try the $777 Kobe beef and Maine lobster at Le Burger Brasserie.
Famous pastry chef Gaston Lenôtre opened a branch of his renowned pastry shop on the cobblestone-lined Le Boulevard, a street filled with intimate shops and restaurants, all underneath a blue cloud-filled ceiling. Strolling along Le Boulevard don't be surprised to see an extremely lifelike bronze statue move, that's because it's a real person
The City of Light doesn't go dark after dark. Anthony Cools - The Uncensored Hypnotist checks inhibitions at the door and pushes the limits of the audiences mind and body. Sitting right above the restaurant is nightclub Risqué, Paris' ultra lounge that is as fun as it is fantastic.
3655 S. Las Vegas Blvd.