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  • Tuesday, March 31, 2009

    Tonight at the Beauty Bar’s weekly retro party, Underground-a-go-go, the Babes in Sin burlesque troupe will be shimmy shaking their round butts off until little remains but pasties and a smile.

  • Thursday, March 26, 2009

    Vegas nightlifers are out of town this week seeing the future. They're in Miami, with one foot in Europe and an ear towards Ibiza, and from thousands of miles away they're shaping the future of Vegas nightlife

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2009

    “Even if you’re The Man or you’re going with The Man, it’s still a pain in the ass getting into clubs in Miami.” Uh oh. This is my first WMC and I know absolutely no one who is anybody.

  • Friday, March 20, 2009

    Looking for love? Meet Sandra Petko and Stuart Brazell, casting directors for the VH1 reality TV series Real Chance of Love Season 2.

  • Friday, March 20, 2009

    I was supposed to be drooling, not laughing. The ultra-masculine cast of Men of X, the brand new male revue at Hooters Hotel & Casino, danced, dry-humped and sex-stared their way through every prosaic female fantasy.

  • Thursday, March 19, 2009

    “She’s giving me a rude look.” Kat Cortez flashes her dark French Indian/Latin American eyes at a quintet of women in bikinis.

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2009

    You are feeling that music festival afterglow. You just spent a weekend lounging in grimy, dimly lit bars letting raw music wash over you until 3 a.m., and you want more. Head south, my friend. It's SXSW.

  • Monday, March 16, 2009

    I just got back from heaven: acres of games, toys, candy, pizza and wine, a fantasyland that combined Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, Pinocchio’s Pleasure Island and Peter Pan’s Neverland.

  • Sunday, March 15, 2009

    The crowd shouts “Show us your tits!” and several obscenities at The Mapes. It seems to be their way of showing support.

  • Sunday, March 15, 2009

    Then David Ridgeway of the Sin City Originators sings “Jetta”: “Girls like you don’t ever even see me/Girls like you only care about the cash/Long long hair tied up in ponytail/You an SUV yuppie kind of trash/And girls like you were made for the Jetta/Pretty pretty long hair with brains made of lettuce…”

  • Friday, March 13, 2009

    “We have a crisis!” A petite young woman in a sleek pantsuit is on the phone at the reception desk of The Wedding Chapel inside Mandalay Bay.

  • Entertainment

    Thursday, March 12, 2009

    Filthy is already here, in the form of a stripper wearing nothing but strips of black lace. She’s chatting with rock fans she’ll soon invite to the VIP room next door.

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2009

    A group of drunken pirates are gathered with their bicycles outside the Howard Johnson Hotel in Downtown at midnight on Saturday.

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2009

    Backstage at the Latina Belleza beauty pageant, Ruby Webb applies lip liner to the tiny, pursed mouth of her 6-year-old daughter, Stephanie.

  • Friday, March 6, 2009

    Watching Tyler Perry’s play The Marriage Counselor is much like attending a relationship seminar at church, except you laugh the entire time and actually enjoy the music.

  • Friday, March 6, 2009

    What do bare boobs and local band Lydia Vance have in common? You’ll find both tonight at The Rock Room at Penthouse Club’s opening night.

  • Thursday, March 5, 2009

    If you’ve ever wished theater would catch up with the short attention span of today’s Facebook and fast food generation, then you might like UNLV’s 10-minute plays.

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2009

    When a hotel lobby bar becomes a destination, someone has done something very right. With a new happy hour and entertainment Rojo Lounge at Palms Place is set on becoming just that.

  • Tuesday, March 3, 2009

    "Player Emeritus" Pretty Tony shares his tips for picking up women. Don't hate the game, just learn the rules and play.

  • Tuesday, March 3, 2009

    Local rockers Slow to Surface release their first full-length CD, This Is The Reason We Do This, tonight at Wasted Space, after four years of blood, sweat and tears. Listen here first and decide if it's any good.

  • Monday, Feb. 23, 2009

    At an 8 Mile-style freestyle rap battle at hip-hop clothing store Grapes & Scittles, you only get one shot.

  • Monday, Feb. 23, 2009

    Someone get Oscar Goodman on the phone: other cities are out-partying Vegas this week.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009

    MAGIC international fashion tradeshow is in town, bringing with it happening afterparties, famous designers, hot new styles, catwalking models, live music performances and swag.

  • Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009

    Sam Edelman is talking about the ballerina and the gladiator, two shoe styles he is famous for, and then says something about how Steve Madden copied him. Then he tells a story.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009

    The man ladies love is playing on February 11 in Primm. Test your LL Cool J knowledge with this quiz and you could win a free pair of tickets to his show.

  • Friday, Feb. 6, 2009

    This weekend CineVegas and Springs Preserve team up to present Still Life, an award-winning film about personal and environmental change along the Yangtze River.

  • Friday, Feb. 6, 2009

    Dressed in a sharp silver suit, Vegas' own Ne-Yo crooned his way through a set unsurprisingly about love, relationships, more love at the Pearl on Thursday night.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009

    Comedian James Stephens III has gone from the church choir to law school to the comedy club stage. Now, the improv vet is enrolled in a seminary, a year and a half from becoming a pastor.

  • Monday, Jan. 26, 2009

    The animal rights organization notorious for its attention-getting antics - some sexy, some scary - staged a Strip boycott on Monday directly addressing Giorgio Armani's broken promise to stop using fur.

  • Monday, Jan. 26, 2009

    Arianny Celeste, homegrown model and UFC octagon girl, beat out 19 local hotties for the Las Vegas Top Model title. What will she do with all that prize money?

  • Friday, Jan. 23, 2009

    Perfect ten redheads, blondes and brunettes sport bikinis, lingerie, evening gowns and jeans in pictures provided for your viewing pleasure. I like Cicilia, with Joanna a close second. Vote online now for your favorite of the 20 local models competing in the Las Vegas Top Model 2009 competition.

  • Friday, Jan. 23, 2009

    After getting my heart broken, I needed some chocolate. On my way home from work I stopped off at the Albertson's at Maryland Parkway and Silverado Ranch, but there was not a basket in sight.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009

    The electronic vibrations running through my body at Rain on Saturday night gave off a slightly sexually charge. And Rolling Stone agrees.

  • Monday, Jan. 19, 2009

    Where you are during Barack Obama’s inauguration will likely be remembered for your lifetime, so get off your couch and watch it somewhere interesting.

  • Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009

    Fresh off their overseas tour, The Killers will touch down in the city that knew them before they were stars where they’ll christen the newly opened Joint at the Hard Rock.

  • Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009

    Ten months after walking out of a Nevada jail, the Girls Gone Wild founder is talking seriously about a $5 billion economic stimulus package and his plans to release a Vegas-based DVD.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009

    Before Mötley Crüe plays the closing of the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, you can join front man Vince Neil for a different kind of play: a charity poker tournament.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009

    “Nervous? Why would we be nervous?” retorts male porn star D. Wise. “We’re just some happy-go-lucky people having sex.”

  • Monday, Jan. 5, 2009

    Ditch the heels, the mini-dress that might actually be a shirt, those stifling collars and non-sneaker shoes. If you’ve ever wished you could hit a Strip hotspot in your sweats, January 6 is the night – the dress code at Pure is strictly sweatsuits.

  • Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009

    A catfight, "doobage" and kids in handcuffs - the grittier side of New Year's on the Strip.

  • Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008

    Listening to Tiesto’s spin at Jet on Christmas night was like chugging a Red Bull: His music provides a flood of stimuli that keeps you awake and alert for hours. Dance music fans maintain that Tiesto broke a world record in 2001 by drinking 31 cans of Red Bull in 24 hours.

  • Art

    Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008

    It’s just like riding a bike,” the art instructor tells me when I voice my apprehension. I can hear loud pants and moans coming from somewhere behind me, where there is a BDSM video exhibit, and it’s making it hard to concentrate.

  • Monday, Dec. 15, 2008

    Cupcakes are like crack, only less illegal. And today at the Cupcakery they're free!

  • Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008

    You would think the schoolgirls would win. Plaid is like a double secret nuclear ingredient in hot girl contests.

  • Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008

    On any given Saturday morning, The Cracked Egg’s tables are cluttered with kids scribbling with crayons on their menus and getting sticky from their banana chocolate chip pancakes. Starting this month, Henderson egg-eaters can get in on the syrup and wax orgy.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008

    As our holiday gift to you, we’d like to let you in on a Vegas secret: Shows on the Strip from Phantom to Ka are slashing ticket prices and offering two-for-one deals for anyone with a local ID. Learn how to cash in here.

  • Friday, Dec. 5, 2008

    Imagine a house in which walls disappear with the touch of a button. The barriers between inside and outside are flexible, not rigid, and sunlight enters not through windows, but through totally open walls.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008

    Budding burlesque dancers, custom car enthusiasts, pin-up model wannabes and the rockabilly and ska lovers, thank your Bettie Paige tattoos. Every Tuesday, Beauty Bar is your new home for all things retro and rock 'n' roll.

  • Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008

    On the proverbial Morning After, you wake up feeling satiated and stung by varying degrees of guilt. It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and the only thing that can save you from a winter of flabby flesh shamefully hidden under sweats is exercise. Try any or all of these inane, insane ideas, and you’ll never need a treadmill again.

  • Monday, Nov. 24, 2008

    A line-up of top-tier eateries are offering multi-course, pre-fixe meals this Thanksgiving. Remember to give thanks for Wolfgang Puck.