Las Vegas is FUN every day of the week. But weekends are the best. So much to do. So little time. (Sorry Miguel Brown. I love that song. But I digress.)
Shaquille O’neal’s charity event, The Event, is Saturday night. A table of 10 cost $10,000; last year he raised $2.8 million. Pitbull, Maren Morris and Maroon 5 are among the performers.
But you don’t have to spend a dime to have fun in Las Vegas this weekend. It’s my job to find you FREE fun in my hometown.
Buckle up ’cause here we go!
Drool over Kewl Cars (Henderson)
Henderson Hot Rod days are back!
The vintage car show starts tonight (Friday) and continues tomorrow.
Las Vegans love to collect and restore old cars. I have watched my neighbor work on his 1960s trucks. I remember when they were new!!!!
He will be there with literally hundreds of other auto enthusiasts. There will be classic cars, trucks and motorcycles from the 1940s on.
If you get tired of admiring these automotive works of art, then just listen to the live entertainment. Tonight Spin Doctors take the stage at 8.
The city of Henderson and Boulder City Cruisin’ Association are sponsoring the festival. I view it as visiting a museum.
Everything happens along Water Street.
Warning: Many of the streets approaching Water Street will be closed. Best to park to the south of the courthouse or east of Henderson City Hall. Or use the City Hall parking garage.
All this is FREE. Food and drink from the food trucks are on you!
If You’ve Never Danced on a Bar, Now is Your Chance! (Downtown)
Hogs & Heifers Saloon Las Vegas turns 30 this week-end. Join the FREE celebration, called “Dirty 30 on 3rd,” today and tomorrow.
Wonder why all those bras are behind the bar? Because the saloon gained notoriety in New York City because beautiful young women would dance on the bar, get topless and donate their bras to the cause.
I swear I don’t remember. Really. But my New York City friends insist they took me there in the early 1980s and I danced on the bar and made a clothing donation. They are still talking about it 40 years later. I wasn’t drunk because I can’t drink (biological). But I was wild and crazy. Is it true?
You can watch the action yourself this week-end at the birthday party. There’s FREE parking for all motorcycles. (A big thing in downtown where parking is impossible.) The best chopper wins a 24k gold points cover (whatever that is. Please “‘splain me Lucy.”)
The Harley-Davidson outlet here is hosting Harley contests from 3-5 tomorrow. Contest categories include” Sexiest Paint,” “So Sexy He’d Ride Bitch,” “Blows Your Skirt Up” as well as “Best of Show.”
Then at 4 tomorrow the FREE concerts start. They include The Rhyolite Sound, DeeVus and The Anti-Social Society. The concerts will take place in front of the bar on 3rd Street.
There will be a tatoo artist and a cigar lounge. Neither are free.
I am not going to dance on the bar since for me it’s “been there, done that.”
Yoga and a Movie on the Lawn (Summerlin)
Grab your mat, two blocks and a towel and head to The Lawn at Downtown Summerlin tonight. Yoga instructor Amelia Bluff leads a beginners’ yoga class on the lawn.
I’ve taken these classes before. The energy of the group ratchets up under the setting sun. It’s just more fun than in a sweaty yoga studio.
After that, stay to watch the 1980’s cult classic Sixteen Candles.
Charcuterie, popcorn, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase at nearby Corks ‘n Crafts.
The event is FREE if you make a donation to Project Marilyn. (tax deductible!) Project Marilyn assembles period kits, then distributes them to other non-profits. Since most men run non-profits, period supplies seem to get forgotten. Project Marilyn aims to fill in the gaps.
The practice starts at 6.
Have a great week-end, Las Vegas.
((hugs)) BETH Ellyn
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