Looking for fun things to do in Las Vegas this weekend?
The iHeart Music Festival is back! While tickets start at $79, the good seats will set you back $450. Pitbull! Pat Benatar! LL Cool J! Black Eyed Peas! Diplo! Morgan Wallen! And that’s just the people I know! I have been many times and you can’t beat the talent: upcoming, famous now and legends.
But you don’t have to spend big bucks to have a great time in Las Vegas. My job, dear readers, is to find you FREE things to do.
Buckle up ’cause here we go!
Remember October 1 (Henderson)
If your town is the site of a mass shooting, not the least the worst mass shooting in America, you never forget that day.
I remember my phone ringing at 3 am in the morning. I don’t answer the phone at 3 am. But it kept ringing and ringing.
My friends and family wanted to make sure I was safe. They know I love live country music (you can take the girl out of Texas but you can’t take Texas out of the girl. And I did join MAGA: Mothers Against Greg Abbott. But I digress.) and worried that I was there.
I sadly learned about the Facebook page to let everyone know you are safe.
One of my tenants was shot in the leg. She was a cocktail server. That night ended her career because she could not longer wear those sexy cocktail costumes because of her ugly leg scar. She ended up leaving Las Vegas.
So we never forget.
The Clark County Museum just opened a new storage facility that houses over 22,000 items in its 1 October Collection.
Tonight Friday the museum along with County Commission Chairman Jim Gibson are hosting a reception from 5-7. You will get a FREE curator-guided tour of the exhibit.
Don’t forget to bring the hankies. When I visited the 911 Tribute Museum in New York City, they had Kleenex boxes everywhere. You’ll need ’em!
Pat Dalton Amico is one of the survivors. He is also a local country musician. He will be performing and telling his story.
Sounds like an emotional, empowering evening. See ya there!
Treasure Hollywood’s Leading Ladies in a One-Woman Show (Central)
I love musical theater. I am seeing SIX tomorrow at the Smith Center. (Way not FREE.)
But you can see Ruby Davis‘s one-woman show honoring the leading ladies of the Golden Age of Hollywood FREE. That would be Monroe, Garland, Dietrich, Gardner and Hepburn. You’ll feel like it’s 1952! (I was one.)
I remember Davis when she played Marilyn Monroe in the show Marilyn! at the Paris Las Vegas. I also saw her as Daisy in Baz at the Mandalay Bay. Her voice is as plush as new velvet and she can belt!
The show, called Starlet, starts at 7 at Pioneer Park. It’s a 90-minute performance.
Dance the Night Away Outside (Las Vegas Strip)
My parents retired to Florida in 1978. They quickly learned Floridians get discounts on cruises leaving from Florida AND the third person in the cabin goes FREE. Since I didn’t have a “day job” (I am a Realtor), they would call and say, “Wanna go on a cruise? Come on down!”
I love cruising. How can you not adore the ah-mah-zing food? I loved dancing to live music under the stars are the ship slowly sailed to its next port.
Now I live in a desert. But I can still get the same feeling at Harrah’s Las Vegas’s Carnival Court. It’s an outdoor venue set off Las Vegas Boulevard. At night it’s a wild party scene.
Carnival Court was one of the first places you can see flair bartending. Decades later I still marvel how those bartenders can juggle all this items and still pour swell drinks. Flair bartending is a FREE show in itself.
And there’s live music and a Texas-sized dance floor so you can dance the night away. Tomorrow night Saturday Mr.$ Mrs. Smith perform. This local dance band plays music from garage to the Grammys. This high-energy five-piece group likes to put its own imprint on the classics.
You have to pay for the drinks, but the experience is FREE.
Have a GREAT week-end, Las Vegas!
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