It’s the week-end before Thanksgiving. (I give thanks for YOU, my loyal readers.) Locals are getting out of Dodge and our beloved tourists are landing at McCarran. I have fun things for everyone.
Las Vegas is one of the world’s Entertainment Capitals of the World. But that world-class entertainment is spendy. (The cheapest seats for the Black Crowes at Mandalay Bay start at $99….) That’s why it’s my job as a long-time local to share with you the FREE things to do.
Buckle up ’cause here we go!
FREE Baked Goodies at a New (Old) Bakery (West)
This weekend L’elysee Bakery changes its name to the Las Vegas Baking Company. The cakes and breads have always reminded me of the patisseries in the French capital. Translate: the croissant are divine.
But who could spell that?
Chef Cory and Chef Jesus must have figured this out and baked in a new recipe for success: A name Las Vegans, not known for their linguistic capabilities, can actually understand.
You, the sweet-toothed public, are invited to visit the bakery on West Jones between 4-7 today to sample some of its signature sweets FREE. My favs are the hand-made chocolates and the custom cakes (which start at $25. )
The bakery will send you home with a FREE loaf of wheat or white bread.
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas at the LINQ (Strip)
If you’ve been to Lowe’s or Smith’s this week, you know Christmas is here.
The LINQ is getting a jump on Christmas festivities with a holiday warm-up party. Tonight at 6 the LINQ is lighting its Christmas tree.
The guest tree lighters are the cast and crew of Potted Potter-The Harry Potter Parody. If you love the books, come meet your favorites.
The All Things Hawaiian Crafts Fair (North Las Vegas)
Having lived in a desert for so long, I can’t imagine why anyone would leave Hawaii and move to Las Vegas. OK, you do get a lot more house.
Hawaiians have made Las Vegas their home and have changed the community for the better, in my opinion. We all need a little more “Aloha Spirit” these days. But I digress.
Relocated Hawaiians have formed the 9th Island Culture Club of Las Vegas. Tomorrow the club is hosting its Holiday Craft and Food Fair. Admission is FREE but bring your wallet to enjoy the cuisine and crafts. I’d imagine the poke is a-maz-ing.
And you can feel good about your purchases because the club uses the money to support and feed the Hawaiian community in need.
The fair will be at the Las Vegas Buddha Sangha on Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Want to Train Like James Bond? (Downtown)
The Big Boy Toys Expo opens at the World Market Center today. According to its website, Big Boy Toys “is the innovation & luxury lifestyle exhibition that displays the world’s most innovative & luxurious products & services from an amazing line up of global manufacturers.”
It will cost you a massive $10 to get in, but oh, the things you can see. There are 14 categories including drive, lifestyle, fashion, marine plus “women’s world” and kids. I guess they figured the men, after purchasing a yacht, had to bring some diamonds home to get her to be OK with the new yacht.
It’s a view to a world that I am not a part of… but can’t wait to see!
This is the second expo in Las Vegas. They are usually held in UAE.
Have a great week-end Las Vegas. And happy Thanksgiving.
((hugs)) BETH Ellyn
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