Las Vegas is one of the entertainment capitals of the world. Shows here can be very spendy. But there’s lots of kewl things to do for FREE too. This blog is devoted to sharing those fun things that are FREE, because that’s my favorite four-letter word.
Yesterday Las Vegas recorded its highest number of new Covid-19 cases ever. So in the interest of your health, I am including IRL and online events for this week-end.
It’s time to have fun because it’s Friday. (I know it’s hard to tell what day it really is….)
Our Las Vegas Raiders
I have always loved football since 1958 when my father took me to my first (frozen) Chicago Bears game at Soldier Field. I couldn’t feel my toes when the game was over but I was hooked.
I lived in Dallas in the 1970s and 1980s when Super Bowl winnings were happenin’ back to back. The Cowboys: America’s team lead by Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach.
I have never liked the Raiders. But I guess you can teach old dogs new tricks because now there’s live professional football in Las Vegas! (At least there will be some games after those invisible thingys in the air that can kill you disappear.) So count me in.
Sunday at 1 pm you can meet the newest Las Vegas Raider: Henry Ruggs III. He was their first round draft pick from Alabama.
The event is FREE but you have to get a ticket from Max Pawn, the sponsor. You will get an autographed 8×10 photo. And then you get to take one personal photo with Ruggs with your phone.
You can meet Riggs from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
In case you don’t like football, Flavor Fav will be there. So will DJ Dray.
All this goodness is happening at Max Pawn, located at 6040 West Sahara.
Black Lives Matter Protest on Wheels
The tumultuous rallies probably have contributed to our increased virus count because everyone was not six feet apart. So Saturday’s rally is a protest on wheels which has built-in social distancing. We can get the message across AND stay healthy.
“Wheels” includes cars and motorcycles. But rollerblades and skateboards are welcome too.
The protest begins at 1 pm Saturday at the Clark County Government Center. It’s the pyramid-like building across the street for the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. (It’s where you go to pay your property taxes, in case you are a little late.)
This, of course, is FREE.
Royal Caribbean International’s Music Hall
Tonight Royal Caribbean is debuting its online Musical Hall concert series. And guess who’s headlining? Las Vegas’s own Sante Fe & The Fat City Horns.
The group is a 16-piece ensemble known far and wide in Las Vegas for its six-piece horn section. But there’s also a six-piece rhythm section. Plus four dedicated vocalists. These guys can do anything!
I love when they do their Earth, Wind & Fire mash up. Tyriq Johnson hits those high notes with ease. And rocker Tony Davich chews up them lyrics.
Vocalist Jerry Lopez founded the group in 1999 as a Las Vegas lounge band. The band calls its music ” the healing.” Isn’t that something we all could use a lot more of?
The band has performed on the RCI cruise ships. The one-hour concert features videos from their live performances at sea.
The show is on the cruise line’s Facebook page. The Healing starts at 5:30 our time. But just visit the RCI Facebook page and watch the show at your convenience.
Have a great week-end, Las Vegas.
P.S. Please stay healthy.
((hugs)) BETH Ellyn
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