Slowly but surely, Las Vegas is returning to life. Spring time, as it were, even though it’s summer. Showrooms and big shows are still verboten. But performers are finding a way to perform with audiences protected or six feet apart. I’m going to a comedy show tomorrow night. I feel safe because I’ll be staying in my car!
Here are kewl things to do this week-end that are FREE, my favorite four-letter word. And Happy Father’s Day! I was lucky; I still had both parents at 60. Now both are gone. I miss my Dad sooo much! He was an Army sniper in World War II. But I digress.
High Roller at the Linq
Dads ride FREE this Sunday! All that required is you buy one ticket. But you weren’t going to let your Dad go by himself, were you?
The High Roller (you gotta love clever) is a 550-foot-tall Ferris wheel. Currently it is the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. It is 107 feet taller than the London Eye. So there!
Even if you are afraid of heights, you can do this one. It moves so slowly you can’t really feel it. Which also means it’s easy to embark and disembark. Ski lifts move (to me) twice as fast.
Some of the enclosed, air-conditioned cars (it will be 108 on Sunday) have bars. That’s why it’s a popular Las Vegas wedding venue. You can also take yoga classes in the cars but not this Sunday.
Up to 40 people can fit in a cabin in case you have a family that big. Actually now only 10 people are allowed per cabin.
In my opinion, the best time to go is at dusk. Heading up you see the Las Vegas Strip in the sunlight. Descending you see the gorgeous lights glimmer at night.
Ticket prices are $23.50 during the day and $32.75 at night for adults and $8.50 during the day and $17.50 at night for youths (ages 7-17.) Kids six and under always ride FREE.
However, locals can get up to a 50 percent discount, so be sure to ask when you’re buying your ticket.
Once again, happy Father’s Day you Dads. We love you!
The Lion King at Desert Breeze Community Center
Who doesn’t love this movie? Or Broadway play? Remember when The Lion King, the play, opened at the Mandalay Bay Theater in 2008? Or when the new, improved version came to the Smith Center two years ago?
Well, tonight is the movie version, pandemic style. (That’s like Gangnam style.) It’s part of the Food Truck Frenzy Drive-in Movie Night at the Desert Breeze Community Center parking lot.
The event is sponsored by taxpayers like you (I’ve been watching too much public television….) through the Clark County Parks & Recreation Department along with True Vision Cinema and Findlay Chevrolet.
By the way, this is not the original movie. This is the 2019 version.
Admission is FREE. But you have to reserve tickets at eventbrite.com.
The movie begins at 7:45 p.m. Parking spots are limited to online reserved tickets from 5 to 7 p.m. After 7, non-reserved ticket holders will be allowed to park based on availability.
Food trucks will be available on-site, including El Queso (Mexican), Love Me Food (corn dogs) and Kona Ice. They will be serving from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and, you guessed it, the food is not free.
Please follow the social distancing guidelines so we can keep Las Vegas open. (This message is sponsored by your truly.) The opening and closing of the Mayfair Supper Club at the Bellagio is a warning….
The Drive-In Comedy Show
In case you’re wondering where I am going tomorrow night, it’s to the Dreamland Drive-in, which is billing itself as the world’s first drive-in dinner theater.
This show is NOT free, but your money benefits both Golden Rainbow and The Actors Fund.
Evan Green hosts. Comedians include Thai Rivera, Nikki Carr and Steve Pearl, who is the fastest talkin’ comedian in Las Vegas, in my opinion.
DJ Jason Outlaw and the Dreamland Drive-in Preshow performers also entertain.
The show is spendy. How many people in the car determine the price. A two-car viewing is $75. If you want to sit at the picnic tables, it’s $99 for four.
The show is this week-end. The two performances at 8 and 10.
The Drive-in is off south Valley View and west Russell on Diablo Drive.
Have a healthy, fun week-end, Las Vegas
((hugs)) BETH Ellyn
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