Las Vegas is one of the most fun towns on the planet. But a lot of that fun is expensive. But the wealth of talent residing here means there are a lot of FREE events too. It is my job, dear readers, to share these kewl events with you, so you too can live like a local.
We are getting an early start on the week-end with a fun thing to do tonight.
Broadway is back!
Not in the theater yet, but outside.
The show is High School Musical. The location: the lawn at Downtown Summerlin. Admission: FREE. P.S. Parking is FREE too.
You know the show because it was a movie first. It remains the most commercially successful Disney Channel Original Movie ever produced.
The producers encourage theater-goers to sing their hearts out. You know, songs like Start of Something New and Get’cha Head in the Game.
What’s not free are the vendors who will be there to sell you food. And the center encourages us to buy food at its restaurants and eat on the lawn.
The show starts tonight and runs for two week-ends. Shows are Thursday through Sunday nights.
Yes, it is hot. But at least the curtain is at 7:30 when things kinda cool down.
But that’s not stopping me. Who wants to go with me?
Enjoy a FREE Sandwich
If you want to sample a FREE sandwich, be the first 25 people to visit the newest Ike’s Love and Sandwiches shop. The company’s fourth location is inside Fabulous Freddy’s Car Wash. The one at Fort Apache and Charleston.
In addition, those lucky 25 will get a raffle ticket. The prize: FREE sandwiches for a year!
All day Saturday the sandwiches only cost $6.
Ike’s motto is: “This ain’t your Momma’s Sandwich Shop.” Each sandwich has a name. You can customize the bread, cheese and sauce. The app will calculate your calories depending on how you put yours together. (kewl)
(Let me know if you know who these people are so I don’t have to Google them when I’m eating their namesake sandwich.)
Also FREE: a chance to meet Ike himself. He will be there for a meet-and-greet on opening day.
Celebrate the Plaza’s 50th Anniversary
Las Vegas’s Plaza Hotel & Casino opened on July 2, 1971.
The hotel was built on the site of the city’s first railroad depot in 1905, which became a train station with neon lights (how prescient) in the 1940s.
When it opened, the Plaza was the largest hotel and casino in the world with a massive 500 rooms.
You can see the construction site of the hotel in 1971’s Diamonds are Forever film. James Bond flees the police right past the construction.
The hotel is displaying wonderful photos from 1971. Currently this is one of the best art exhibits in town.
The casino also just built Studio 71, a play on New York’s popular Studio 54, to memorialize the year it opened. This corner of the casino tries to replicate the disco experience, mirror balls and all.
My radio show on KAAM ( long before podcasts became the thing) broadcast from a studio in the Plaza 2001-2003. This, unfortunately, is not part of the exhibit.
Have a great week-end, Las Vegas.
((hugs)) BETH Ellyn
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