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FREE Fun in Las Vegas This Weekend:4-Letter Friday


Super Bowl weekend is here. If there’s any weekend that shows how much fun really costs in Las Vegas, it’s Super Bowl weekend. The Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay is charging a mere $700 for a package, but hey, you can bring 17 of your best friends. The Wynn Buffet is charging $250 per person for all-you-can-eat and drink.

But even local haunts are expensive. For example, Borracha Mexican Cantina in Henderson has a $115 food and drink minimum.

But don’t worry. I am here, your in-the-know local guide to share the BEST bargains in Vegas for Super Bowl weekend. Plus things to do that have nothing to do with football in case you are one of the 100 people in the world who is NOT EXCITED ABOUT THIS GAME!

Buckle up ’cause here we go.

Super Bowl Shenanigans (South)

The South Point Casino always comes through! Graphic: South Point

While all the Las Vegas casinos are hosting Super Bowl Watch parties-this is THE biggest weekend for visitors here-most are charging a car payment for the privilege of watching a game you can see on TV for FREE at home.

But my favorite, the South Point Casino, is hosting three different watching parties FREE.

You can scream your head off (I’m for Philadelphia but I think Kansas City will win) in the Grand Ballroom, the Exhibit Hall or the Napa Showroom.

Usually there are music and games during the commercials. But since the commercials can be just as much fun as the game, there will be no extracurricular shenanigans.

You must be 21 to attend, unlike the rodeo events.

There will be self-betting kiosks available as well as betting windows at all locations in case you do want to bet.

Check out the South Point’s props bets. https://www.vsin.com/super-bowl-prop-bets/. The pandemic sapped the props bets writers creativity. There used to be some really fun props bets. The kewlest one this year is whether the coin toss caller with get it right or wrong. I hope the props people get it right next year because it was a poor call this year.

If you are hungry, PT’s Taverns is selling half price pizzas and nachos during the game.

Another Classic Battle: Romeo and Juliet (West)

Balconies= Romeo and Juliet Photo: Pixabay

If you don’t mind missing the first half, you can watch another drama: Romeo and Juliet at the West Las Vegas Arts Center.

Curtain’s up at 2 pm, so you probably can watch Rihanna‘s halftime show and the half of the game that really matters (unless it’s a blow out) after the two star-crossed lovers meet their demise.

Even though City of Las Vegas funds the Arts Center, tickets will set you back two lattes or $8. That’s FREE in my book.

IF you want to see Chris Stapleton sing the national anthem, the play runs the following Sunday too.

Enjoy a Talent Showcase (West)

You might be seeing the next super star Graphic: City of Las Vegas

When I was in teenager in the 1960s in Chicago, a band called the Chicago Transit Authority played for free at the local rec center. They grew up to become one of the best horn bands on the planet, Chicago.

One of my favorite date places was this dive bar on the west side. The floors were littered with peanut shells because you received a bowl of shelled peanuts when you arrived. There was this musician who played sets. His name was B.B. King.

It’s possible you can have these bragging rights if you attend tomorrow Saturday afternoon’s Talent Showcase. It’s called “A Night of Expressions.” It’s actually an afternoon of expressions, but I digress.

The City of Las Vegas invited performers ages 8-22 to audition last weekend. Tomorrow is the show for the winners. The singing and dancing starts at 2 and concludes at 5.

It’s outside at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza at Lorenzi Park. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. FREE.

There will be food trucks, natch. Those are not free, natch.

Have a great weekend, Las Vegas.

((hugs)) BETH Ellyn

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