Hotspots in Las Vegas, NV
Rev up your sex life by going sensual at Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity at New York-New York. Explore the many sides of sexuality through imagery, aerialists, comedic vignettes and sultry dancing. While this show has no storyline, it is a highly erotic cabaret of characters that tackle different elements of sexuality in their own ways. Colorful characters such as the Botero twins, two voluptuous sisters decked in French maid uniforms, squeeze their way through the aisles, while show’s Emcee, Edie, known as "the Mistress of Sensuality," is played by a flawless looking drag queen who guides you through the many facets of lust, passion and sensuality. Tickets start at $69, of course.
This one’s just for the ladies. Spend your night with 12 sexy men in cuffs and collars who dance, tease and play out your fantasies with the Chippendales. The bare-chested men with six-pack abs act out sexy vignettes with men in uniform, cops, dusty cowboys and more. Sit up front to get up close and personal with the guys or volunteer to go up on stage for a va-va-voom performance. You can hang out in the cocktail lounge before or after the show and even meet some of your favorite sexy guys. Guest hosts include Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees.
One of Las Vegas’ newest fitness centers features more than 200,000-square feet on three floors and open 24-hours a day. Life Time Fitness offers more than workout equipment and classes. Here you can find groups for cycling, mixed martial arts, running and more. You can use one of the 400-plus pieces of cardio, resistance and free-weight training equipment, join the Ultimate Hoops basketball league, climb the rock climbing wall or take a LifePower yoga class. The fitness center even has LifeSpa and Salon for hair, nails, skin care and massage services.
Boxing matches and live music are the main attractions at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Acts that have graced the stage of this venue include Destiny’s Child, Britney Spears, Spice Girls, Shakira and many more. The indoor arena that seats 12,000 is also home to huge fight nights in boxing and the UFC. Major celebrities, athletes and public figures all attend these fights of the year. The Events Center is tucked inside Mandalay Bay. This spacious venue is one of the top arenas in town for large concerts and main events. It is also in a perfect location for big acts coming through Vegas as it is located right on the Las Vegas Strip.
Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage is home to lions, tigers, leopards, and dolphins. Surrounded by palm trees, lush foliage and 2.5 million gallons of water, the Dolphin Habitat feature Atlantic bottlenose dolphins who swim, "tail walk" across water, catch fish and play while you and your baby get to watch them up close and take once-in-a-lifetime photos. Next to the Dolphin Habitat, guests enter the Secret Garden to see lions, tigers and leopards including rare breeds such as black and white striped tigers, pure white tigers, a snow leopard and black panther, all of which are endangered species. Visitors can witness cubs pounce and play in a specially built nursery while photographs can be taken of the baby’s wonder.
Drink your java on a charming patio at The MadHouse Coffee. Aside from a jolt of caffeine and drinks such as the Red Velvet Mocha, you can pick up gourmet sandwiches such as breakfast bagels and treats from the bakery such at the tiramisu made with Nutella. While the coffee shop is open 24 hours, the WiFi is not limitless; you are limited to four hours on their Internet connection. Fans rave about the service that’s just as efficient at 3:00 a.m. as it is at 8:00 a.m.
The Las Vegas Belly Dance Intensive and Festival is four days of entertainment, education, and dancing being held Sept. 6-9. There will be more than 30 instructors teaching along with several parties and shows. The first production will be “A Night in the City of Riches” that will feature the top dancers and teachers who are participating in the Intensive with sword play, floor work, traditional and folkloric dances, and cutting edge fantasy performances. This evening is open to the public. The “Viva RAKS Vegas” show will feature performers and troupes from around the country. The “It's a Wrap! Cocktail Party & Hafla starring Kevin Suman as Elvis” will end the festival with hors du oeuvres, camaraderie, magic, showgirls, and more dancing.
The Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival will celebrate its 19th year Oct 12-14 with costumed knights, knaves, fine ladies and wenches strolling the grounds. There will be entertainment on the main stage and several smaller stages featuring costumed performers presenting more than 50 shows per day along with historical re-enactments, jousting tournaments and medieval pageantry. More than 100 artisans including blacksmiths, stained glass designers, jewelers, wood workers, toy makers, perfume blenders, stone carvers and sword, dagger and armor craftsman will be selling their wares. Authentic food, from fish and chips to an English feast, also will be available as well as beer and ales for adults with proper identification. The festival also offers camel rides and horse rides, plus intense full-contact jousting tournaments; no-holds-barred gladiator battles; strolling minstrels, contortionists, magicians, storytellers, jokers, jugglers, flame eaters, belly dancers and pirates.
Spring Mountain Ranch, a 520-acre oasis that’s usually 10 degrees cooler than Las Vegas, hosts Super Summer Theater with outdoor performances from May to September featuring a different production produced by both local and national actors and production teams. All shows are family-friendly and theater goers are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, food and drink. There is a concession stand that sells a variety of items, including hot dogs, nachos, soda, water, ice cream and candy. Chairs for rental are also available. The shows for the 2013 season include season opener – Broadway Meets Hollywood, May 17 and 18; The Music Man, June 12-29; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, July 10-27; Legally Blonde The Musical, August 7-24 and The Producers, September 5-21.
In 1973, DiMartino’s Family Deli was first established in Las Vegas by Shirley and Emiddio DiMartino, along with their six children. After expanding to a full-service Italian restaurant, it became THE place to mingle with celebrities, hotel and casino owners and politicians. In 2011, David DiMartino, one of the six children, brought back the family business with made-from-scratch traditional Italian favorites, freshly baked bread and a smooth, light yet rich cheesecake. Pictures of famous customers, both past and present, line the walls and the dining room is very family friendly but still intimate. The restaurant is easily accessible from the strip and the surrounding city of Henderson.