Isn’t this a week we need distraction! I’ve worked closely with a Ukrainian family and they are the best people ever.
Did you know last week you could buy a bottle of Russian vodka at Evil Pie for $300 so you could symbolically pour it out while your fellow pizza lovers cheered? Urkainian vodka went for $5 a shot. The International Red Cross and Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen, which is feeding refugees in Poland, split the $6,000 raised. That’s how we do it Vegas-style. But I digress.
I have found some really kewl things to do in Las Vegas this week-end. FREE. To take your mind off the world’s woes and spare your pocketbook, in case you want to make your own donation.
Buckle up ’cause here we go!
Get Some Ear Plugs. It’s NASCAR Week-end (North)
If you have never been to a live car race, it’s something you have to do at least once.
You can feel the speed in your bones. Bring ear plugs because the roar envelopes you.
Even though the cars are going around and around, it’s remarkably exciting, even if there is no crash.
I’ve never been to a race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. I attended a Le Mans race in France in 1976. I can still hear the screaming engines.
Three races make up the Pennzoil 400:
- Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 NASCAR CW Truck Series tonight
- Alsco Uniforms 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday
- NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday
Tickets start at just $24 but club level tickets go for $999.
If you want to stay home, you can watch it on TV. Or go to https://www.nascar.com/video/franchise/360/360-las-vegas-live-stream/ and watch the 360 Las Vegas Livestream. (I actually like their commentary.)
My favorite local bar to watch NASCAR is the Four Kegs. (Check out my review on Google: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Four+Kegsfirstname.lastname@example.org,-115.2255093,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c1a624a4c17d:0xd4c6c71a126a434!8m2!3d36.1759291!4d-115.2233206?hl=en&authuser=0)
One, because it’s an old-time Vegas dive bar (even though it opened in 1977). You can’t find ’em like this any more. Guy Fieri featured it on his TV show, so you might run into some tourists.
The restaurant is divided into three rooms. Each has walls of TVs. Each table will be packed with fans who LOVE NASCAR.
P.S. The place is know for its stromboli, which is not free.
Check out the Danish Version of Cirque (Summerlin)
I love Danish TV. You had me at Borgen (Netflix). I just finished The Chestnut Man (Netflix.) So I can’t wait to see real Danes perform.
Apparently in Denmark gymnastics is more than a sport. It is a cultural way of life. The National Danish Performance Team is made up of high school athletes who share this culture with the world.
They have performed abroad since the 1994.
Tomorrow they perform a show called Qua at the Summerlin Library. The performance is a melange of gymnastics, dance, artistic vaulting, tumbling, trampoline and acrobatics. (Sound familiar???)
The story of Qua depicts life’s journey with both its ups and downs. Also sound familiar?
The best part. The show is FREE. Starts at 3.
Bark in the Park is BACK! Woof. Woof (Henderson)
What could be more fun than spending four delicious hours of fun with your dog?????
Henderson’s Bark in the Park is back. This is the 16th year the canine festival is FREE for both pets and humans.
My favorite event is the Henderson Police Department’s K-9 demonstration. I wish my Gracie (aka Cyclone) could be that well trained. OMG!
There’s also a dog agility course, interactive games for you and your dog and a splash-and-play area.
The event is at Cornerstone Park. But park at RC Willey across the street and take the shuttle. You do have a wear a face mask on the shuttle.
All pets must be on a leash. And pick up your dog’s poop!!!!!
Starts at 10 am.
Have a great week-end, Las Vegas!
((hugs)) BETH Ellyn
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