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Welcome to Las Vegas By Bill Schafer Las Vegas Gay Guide Publisher The face of Las Vegas dining has been changing for some time now and casino buffets have changed dramatically. No longer is the $2.95 buffet king. Las Vegas visitors are seeking – and finding – a higher quality dining experience. With prices ranging to $85 per person, our visitors are experiencing a level of excellence never before found in the gaming capitol. With offerings as exceptional as game, pâtés, lobster, crab and sweet and savory crêpes the casinos are enticing diners to their tables. Some buffets
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are even offering quality beer and wine for the price. And brunches are offering better quality sparkling wines and Champagne – no longer the $3 bottles of yesterday. But the casinos are offering a full range of buffets – something to fit every budget and level of quality expected by our guests. In this issue we’re exploring the “premium” buffets and Sunday brunches. If you’re in the market for something less exotic, those buffets are certainly available, too. We hope you enjoy our buffets while visiting Las Vegas and we know, after exploring all our city has to offer, you’ll be back repeatedly. On page 12 of this issue you’ll find a map of the Arts District. This is a downtown area of Las
Vegas which has exploded with activity in the past couple of years. In this urban environment you’ll find galleries and antique shops, thrift stores and furniture vendors, bars and restaurants. A major event in the Arts District is First Friday. This street fair attracts thousands of pedestrians on the first Friday of each month. If you’re visiting early in the month, you’ll want to put this on your gay agenda. The event now encompasses more than 20 city blocks with five blocks closed to vehicular traffic to create a pedestrian area for the outdoor festivities. While in Las Vegas have fun, drink responsibly, gamble intelligently and play safely.
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Lounges, ultra lounges & places to be seen By Terry Hernandez SinCityQSocials Las Vegas has been a desert oasis for travelers for more than 100 years. For this city of 2 million, we play host to 37.5 million visitors every year, with seventeen of the 20 biggest hotels in the U.S. located in our valley. That’s a lot of ground to cover, even if you’ve lived here your entire life. Here are a few tips to help steer you in a direction that can help you navigate your way through this neon maze. I’ll be your resident nightlife expert and tour guide of sorts. As the founder of the largest gay social network in Las Vegas, I’ve hosted over 250 events in over 225 locations around town, so here’s your insider’s guide to the best of gay friendly Las Vegas. Blue Martini: Located just a few miles south of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Town Square is a cocktail lounge that Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte & Miranda would most likely frequent if they lived in Las Vegas. Millions of martinis are served here every year and pretty people abound. Blue Martini has become the adult playground for those who want to see and be seen. Find out more information about Blue Martini by visiting their website at www.bluemartini.com SinCityQSocials Trendy Tuesday ~ Martini Mixer at Blue Martini • August 3 from 8 pm until 11pm 6593 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • Las Vegas, NV 89119-3236 (702) 949-2583
El Cortez Fiesta Room: A trip to Las Vegas is incomplete until you visit the downtown area on historic Fremont Street. The El Cortez has been an anchor of old Las Vegas since 1941 and it is still considered a local’s favorite, “blending new Las Vegas swagger with the classic Las Vegas swagger”. Located just blocks from the Fremont Street Experience, the El Cortez is a tribute to the glitz and glamour of vintage Las Vegas. SinCityQSocials Trendy Tuesday ~ Martini Mixer, El Cortez Fiesta Room • August 10 from 8 pm until 10 pm 600 Fremont Street • Las Vegas, NV 89101-5693 (702) 385-5200 Koi Restaurant & Lounge: Located in Planet Hollywood, Koi has become a beacon to seekers of sushi and Asian Fusion cuisine. For dinner there is no better choice than sitting down in this California based restaurant for cocktails, appetizers and simple dishes that tempt the palate and toy with your senses. Elegant design compliments the moderately priced menu for an experience that is altogether, satisfying. More information about Koi Restaurant can be found on their website at www.koirestaurant.com SinCityQSocials Trendy Tuesday ~ Martini Mixer at Koi Restaurant • August 17, 2010 from 8 pm until 11 pm 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. S. • Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 454-4555
Lolita’s Cantina & Tequila Bar: Venture off of the strip to Town Square to Lolita’s where the style and energy of South Beach, the spirit of Baja and the tradition of Mazatlan are fused together, all under one roof to create this one-of-a-kind eatery by day, nightclub hotspot by night. Stop by Lolitas’ Cantina & Tequila Bar to sample more than 100 different tequilas, but remember to avoid the worm if you want to remember your visit. For more information about Lolita’s Cantina & Tequila Bar please visit their website at: www.lolitascantina.com SinCityQSocials Trendy Tuesday ~ Martini Mixer at Lolita’s Cantina & Tequila Bar • August 24 from 8 pm until 11 pm 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. S., #207 • Las Vegas, NV 89119 (702) 272-1389 Sidebar at Triple George: This sophisticated watering hole is a sample of some of the best kept secrets in Las Vegas, with an atmosphere that is reminiscent of a San Francisco treat. Aesthetically pleasing, soft lighting bathes the beige details of the wood interior as the sweet flavors of a random cigar fills the air. Cocktails are king at the inviting Sidebar, where passersby are drawn in from the neon lit night. Check out more information about the Sidebar by visiting their website at www.sidebarlv.com SinCityQSocials Trendy Tuesday ~ Martini Mixer at Sidebar August 31 from 8 pm until 11 pm 201 North 3rd Street • Las Vegas, NV 89101-2901 (702) 259-9700
SinCityQSocials is the largest social network for LGBT professionals in Las Vegas with over 6,300 local members. Visitors and out of town guests are always welcome to attend our free events and it is a great way to meet gay locals in their element. To find out more information about SinCityQSocials, please visit our website at: www.sincityQsocials.com. Rumor Las Vegas: A new addition to our local offerings is the Rumor Boutique Resort, conveniently located across from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and just around the corner from the “Fruit Loop”. The newly renovated property has only 49 rooms and it is an adult property with a 21+ age limit. The chic design is surprising, with a sparing flair of color laid against the black and white backdrop. Crystal doors open to a luxurious lobby bar, where the atmosphere is moody and tranquil. Check out more on this new resort by visiting their website at www.rumorvegas.com.
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The Buffet at Aria: all-you-can-eat gourmet; panoramic view of pool deck While visiting The Buffet at ARIA, located on the Promenade Level near the skylight sculpture by Antony Gormley, guests encounter another contemporary spin on a standard – all-you-can-eat gourmet food. The delectable array of beef, game, fresh seafood, vegetables and fruit, along with French desserts from the pâtisserie of world-renowned Pastry Chef Jean-Philippe Maury, unequivocally rewrites the definition of the Las Vegas buffet. In tandem with the food, the décor by Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis Architects transforms typical cafeteria-drab into a 25,000-square-foot haven flooded with natural light from panoramic windows that overlook ARIA’s pool deck. A cloud-like ceiling of undulating fabric aligns itself along a series of bamboo-clad booths, simultaneously creating intimate dining shelters and maximizing the amplitude of both space and spectacular views. A glass-tiled wall wraps around from the venue’s exterior to frame the gourmet presentations at the buffet.
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Studio B Buffet at M Resort Spa Casino offers live-action cooking studio, chance to win buffet a day for life Studio B at the M Resort serves guests a one-of-a-kind buffet experience they can not only see, smell and taste, but become an integral part of the process. The 500-seat Studio B revolutionizes the buffet concept, integrating a state-of-the-art restaurant with a live-action cooking studio. Within the show kitchen, chefs prepare delicious appetizers, entrees and out-of-this-world patisserie desserts, including sugar-free offerings. Guests can enjoy beer and wine selections as part of the meal at no additional cost. Fast-paced, entertaining and ever-changing live cooking and technique demonstrations by culinary experts have guests routinely coming back for more. Monday – Friday breakfast is served from 7 to 10:30 a.m.and lunch is offered from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner is available from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday there’s a delightful seafood dinner served from 4 to10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday features a seafood brunch, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Seafood Dinner from 2:30 to 10 p.m. More than a buffet, and the first of its kind, Studio B creates an interactive environment with its live-action studio equipped with today’s cooking technology. The main kitchen evokes energy with bright, bold colors and a flurry of activity as chefs prepare classic dishes and assemble hand-made
chocolate confections, crepes and pulled sugar creations. Diners can watch culinary experts in the kitchen or on the mammoth video monitors throughout the buffet. Beginning Monday, August 2, the M Resort is giving guests the opportunity to win buffets for life, one year or six months as part of its “Biggest Winner Club” promotion. Guests can earn one entry with the purchase of any meal at the resort’s Studio B Buffet.
iMagine Rewards card holders can receive up to 10 entries per day with slot play (100 same day base points gets players one entry). The M Resort’s Studio B Buffet was recently awarded the coveted title of “Best Buffet in Las Vegas” from the Las Vegas Review Journal’s 2010 Best of Awards. For more information, visit www.theMresort. com or call 702-797-1000 in Las Vegas or tollfree 1-877-673-7678.
‘Martini Time with Chef Tina Martini’ inside Studio B Buffet at the M Resort Spa Casino Similar to a network television cooking show, the 60-minute Martini Time with Chef Tina Martini treats a live audience to entertaining and educational demonstrations, complimentary food/ beverage sampling and special “handy hints” and “tasty tips.” The four-day-a-week show covers a variety of topics centering on three key areas of
Market® and has acted as a spokeswoman for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign®. Widely known as the “naturopathic chef,” Chef Tina makes healthy living fun, covering topics like “Some Like it Hot and Fast, Some Like it Low and Slow” – BBQ and grilling techniques;
Time with Chef Tina Martini Thursday-Sunday at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. inside the M Resort Spa Casino’s custom-designed cooking studio in Las Vegas. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the M Resort. Guests must be age 12 or older. M Resort Spa Casino is located 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. S. on the southeast corner of St. Rose Parkway and Las Vegas Boulevard.
The Buffet at Bellagio Executive Chef John Botkin offers the finest cuisine, hand-picked from a myriad of exotic places. Revel in a variety of sumptuous selections from Italy, China and Japan, as well as fresh seafood and traditional American delights. Satisfy discerning taste with custom cuisine and liveaction cooking stations with meals made-to-order. Breakfast, Monday – Friday, 7 – 11 a.m. is priced at $15.95; Lunch, Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. is $19.95; Dinner, Sunday – Thursday, 4 – 10 p.m. is $27.95; and Gourmet Dinner, Friday and Saturday, 4 – 10 p.m. is $35.95. Champagne Brunch is available Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Brunch without champagne is $23.95; with champagne is $28.95. Children ages 4 and under are complimentary. living healthy: nutrition, fitness and mind/body. Tina Martini is an internationally recognized naturopathic chef and wellness consultant. With more than 25 years of experience, Tina has assisted celebrities, professional athletes and over-scheduled executives to achieve radiant health naturally. She has presented team-building workshops and has developed wellness strategies for large corporations such as Pepsi Int. and Solomon Smith Barney. In a partnership with Macy’s, Tina performed hundreds of live cooking shows for Macy’s School of Cooking in San Diego, Calif. focusing not only on nutrition but on overall wellness, fitness and mind/body. She has been an educational chef with Whole Foods
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“Beautiful Foods for a Beautiful You” – Skincare inside and out; “The Ocean’s Abundance” – Everything seafood; “The Gourmet Vegetarian” – High-end meatless dishes and “Weight Loss for Food Lovers” – Facts about fat loss while enjoying delicious foods. Show times are Thursday-Sunday at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. A complete show schedule can be found on the M Resort website at www.themresort. com. Tickets are $39.95 inclusive of taxes and fees. Ticket prices include a Studio B lunch, dinner or seafood dinner (depending on show times) as well as reserved seating at the buffet immediately following the show. Tina performs her live cooking show, Martini
The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas Intercontinental cuisine is the description of the buffet offerings at Wynn Las Vegas’ The Buffet. Executive Chef Billy DeMarco and Executive Pastry Chef Frédéric Robert Signature Stations include Hot and Cold Seafood, Italian, Carving, Grill, Ceviche, Asian, Dessert and Crepe (Friday and Saturday dinner only). Reservations are not necessary. Prices range from $18.95 at breakfast, to lunch at $22.95 with Sunday through Thursday dinner at $34.95, brunch (Saturday and Sunday) at $29.95 without champagne and $32.27 including champagne and Friday and Saturday dinner at $38.95 The attire is casual, as it is at most Las Vegas buffets. Wynn Las Vegas is located at 3131 Las Vegas Boulevard S. For more information visit wynnlasvegas.com or call 702-770-3340.
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Flavors Buffet at Harrah’s Las Vegas Signature offerings at Harrah’s “Flavors” buffet include live cooking stations, freshly prepared seafood, all-you-can-eat crab legs and fresh cut prime rib, an array of delectable side dishes, traditional comfort foods and a variety of pastries prepared to perfection. The buffet offers internationally-inspired selections including Churrasco (Brazilian BBQ), Italian casseroles, pizzas prepared in a wood-burning oven, fire-roasted rotisserie chicken and piping hot steamed crab legs. Guests can also enjoy tasty Asian selections such as hand-rolled sushi and homemade wonton soup as well as traditional Southwestern dishes. For dessert, Flavors features a gelato station with sorbet, gelato and ice cream. For the carnivore in you, the prime rib and Brazilian BBQ are quite wonderful. Open 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily
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Le Village Buffet at Paris Las Vegas Francophiles and other food lovers will enjoy Le Village Buffet at Paris Las Vegas. Featured among its international array are classic dishes from five French provinces, made to order. Begin with the large display of soups and salads, cheese selections and assorted pâtés. Each regional station features entrées prepared to order. Quiche Lorraine, steamed mussels and clams are classic selections of Normandy; prime rib, turkey and leek mashed potatoes represent Burgundy; creamed spinach and roast duck a l’orange typify Brittany; Alsace displays Beef Bourguignon with rice pilaf. The centerpiece of the village, a charming little “house” with picture windows, displays the lavish desserts. Seating is arranged in a village setting where patrons may sit in either the town square or one of the regional French country home dining rooms adjacent to the main square. Le Village Buffet is open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Champagne Brunch is offered Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Made-to-order crêpes, both sweet and savory, available daily.
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Fountains Brunch at Jasmine features delectable gourmet dishes; breathtaking visual of dancing waters Bellagio offers an unrivaled brunch experience, featuring a bevy of gourmet and traditional cuisine, while enjoying sweeping views of its lake and world-renowned fountains. Fountains Brunch at Jasmine now redefines Sunday brunch in Las Vegas. Upon arrival, guests are welcomed with a tempting Tableside Bakery Trio – a selection of miniature pastries, muffins and Danish – along with seasonal berries to tease the appetite as patrons decide which of the many bars and stations they should visit first. From there, guests may be drawn to the Lakeside Shellfish Bar offering seafood indulgences such as freshly shucked Oysters on the Half Shell with a tasty mignonette sauce; Alaskan Red King Crab deliciously presented with creamy lemon aioli; Scottish Smoked Salmon or Dill- and Vodka-cured Lox, paired with traditional garnishes and mini-bagel chips; and American Caviar served with chive crème fraîche and buckwheat mini-waffles. The sounds of cracking eggshells and sizzling hot pans may lead patrons to an Organic Egg Station where they can choose from Build-YourOwn Omelets and Eggs Benedict to scrambled or fried. Or perhaps the mouth-watering aroma of Peking-style Duck, Roasted Prime Tenderloin or house-made Sausage from the delectable Carving Station will tempt taste buds first. “Between our extensive gourmet offerings, personal tableside touches and awe-inspiring fountain views, Jasmine is the spot for Sunday brunch in Las Vegas,” said Bellagio Vice President of Food & Beverage Ana Marie Mormando. “For anyone who appreciates great food in a beautiful setting, this experience is unparalleled on the Las Vegas Strip.For those who yearn for more choices, additional dining options abound. At the Cold Table, guests can partake in such distinctive dishes as Lemongrass Panna Cotta garnished with crystallized wasabi; Bocconcini and Cherry
Tomato Spiedini with lemon basil; and Kobe Beef Roulade prepared with enoki mushrooms and miso-butterscotch dressing. At the Hot Table, savory Mini-Lamb Meatball Brochettes, Dungeness Crab Cakes and Crystal Prawns tantalize. Other choices such as Nigiri and Maki Sushi, Pan-fried Asian Chicken Buns and an Asian Noodle Soup Station satisfy guests’ cravings for authentic Asian fare. The meal’s sweet end comes in the form of decadent desserts such as Chocolate Fondue, White and Dark Chocolate-dipped Strawberries,
miniature French Pastries and an assortment of Truffles, Bon Bons and Tea Cookies. Priced at $55 per person excluding tax, an unrivaled array of culinary delights combined with the dramatic beauty of Bellagio makes the Fountains Brunch at Jasmine the premier Sunday brunch destination for Las Vegas visitors and locals alike. Service takes place every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Reservations are suggested. To secure seating, call Bellagio Restaurant Reservations at (866) 259-7111 or (702) 693-7223.
Sterling Brunch at Bally’s Las Vegas makes Sunday memorable Voted No. 1 “Sunday Brunch in Las Vegas” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, The Sterling Brunch at Bally’s Steakhouse features elegant decor and tuxedoed food servers that anticipate the every need of guests, while providing tantalizing dishes. These are just two features that elevate this leisurely brunch to a level of superiority unmatched by many gourmet restaurants.
The menu varies each week, but guests can always expect Sturgeon caviar, Perrier Jouet champagne, fresh sushi, made-to-order omelets, oysters, fresh desserts, beef tenderloin and lobster. Each meal is topped off with an endless supply of mimosas and a superior selection of chocolatedipped fruit and exquisite pastries. To view a menu of items that are often served at the brunch, visit www.ballyslasvegas.
com. Bally’s Las Vegas is located at 3645 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Sterling Brunch is served every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with the last seating at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $85 per person. The buffet can seat up to 160 guests and attire is casual. Reservations are recommended. Call 702967-7999.
Emperor’s Buffet at Imperial Palace Conveniently located in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip, the casual and relaxing buffet resembles a café with its warm and neutral colors, serving a wide variety of breakfast, brunch and dinner items. Feast on traditional American classics, international delights and a large array of breakfast items such as scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes and omelets prepared at a live cooking station. You’ll delight in the seafood feast of crab legs, shrimp, mussels, crawfish and sushi. The Emperor’s Buffet is open 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily; and 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Spice Market Buffet – Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Offering fare from around the world, Spice Market Buffet boasts delicacies such as king crab legs, fresh shrimp cocktail, crab stuffed sole, salmon, oysters and scallops. Make your own tacos and build your own hamburgers with made-to-order patties cooked to perfection. In the Asian section, items include fried rice, egg rolls and sushi. The Middle Eastern section boasts kabobs, hummus and lamb. King crab legs are available seven days a week during dinner only. Hours: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily; Champagne Brunch, 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Saturday – Sunday.
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Locals read Night Beat. Pick up your copy today at all gay bars
Where locals meet, shop, party & worship Laughlin-area Bars Lariat Saloon 1161 Hancock Road, Bullhead City, AZ 86442 10 a.m to 2 a.m. daily (928) 704-1969 • Toll Free: (866) 670-4114 www.lariatsaloon.com
Las Vegas Nightclubs & Bars Back Door Lounge 1415 E. Charleston Blvd. 702.385.2018 A neighborhood bar known for its Latin clientele especially on Saturday Nights. Badlands Saloon & Dancehall 953 E. Sahara Ave. #22, (Inside Commercial Center) 702.792.9262 Open 24 hours a day. One of Las Vegas’ oldest bars. Country Western Themed Bar. Buffalo 4640 Paradise Rd. 702.733.8355 A Levi Leather bar with Pool Tables and Videos, Video Poker, Darts. Open 24 Hours. Popular for its $5 beer busts on Friday Nights at 9 and Sundays at 4. Charlie’s 5012 S. Arville Rd. 702.876.1844 It is a country western bar about 1 mile west of the strip just off Tropicana Ave. The best time to visit The Charlie’s is on Sunday afternoons around 4 the beer bust draws a huge crowd. Home of the Men of Charlie’s. Crews’n 1000 E. Sahara Ave., #105 702.731.0951 • CrewsnLV.com Intimate piano bar, pool table. 8½ 4633 Paradise Rd. 702.791.0100 An intimate, comfortable lounge decorated in rich, warm ambers, reds and browns. The lounge features a pool table, dance floor, and stage. Eagle 3430 E. Tropicana 702.458.8662 Levi-leather bar located about 4 miles east of the strip. Video poker. Underwear nights every Wednesday and Friday. If you’re in your underwear wells or drafts are free 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Good Times 1775 E. Tropicana Ave. 702.736.9494 A classy watering hole. The Monday Liquor Bust makes this popular with the college crowd. Krave Nightclub 3663 S. Las Vegas Blvd. 702.836.0830 Krave is a 17,000 square foot entertainment venue that is home to the Krave Lounge, Krave Nightclub and Harmon Theatre. Las Vegas Lounge 900 E. Karen Ave. 702.737.9350 Las Vegas’ only transgender bar. Piranha Dancing, second-floor VIP section 4633 Paradise Road 702.791.0100 • 800.430.1105 Snick’s Place 1402 S. Third St. 702.385.9298 They’re Partying 24 Hours a Day! The oldest bar in Las Vegas. Friendly bartenders and lots of drink specials. Spotlight Lounge 957 E. Sahara Ave. 702.696.0202 A working class bar, located at the entrance to Commercial Center. Free appetizers nightly. Video poker, pool, charity drag shows.
Spas and Health Clubs Blue Moon Resort 2651 Westwood Dr. 702.361.9099 deluxe rooms & suites, Jacuzzi grotto, pool/sundeck, steam room. Entourage (Men’s) Spa & Health Club 953 E. Sahara A19 (NW corner of Commercial Center) 702.650.9191 Hawks Gym 953 E. Sahara Ave. (SE Corner of Commercial Center) 702.731.4295
Community Center Gay & Lesbian Community Center 953 E. Sahara Ave. Suite B-25 702.733.9800 Information, resources, meeting space.
Fun Hog Ranch 495 E. Twain 702.791.7001 Las Vegas’ newest gay club. Levi, leather, fetish. A fun and friendly drinking spot.
Erotic Heritage Museum 3275 Industrial Rd. (Across from Trump Tower) Explores human sexuality with educational exhibits and large collection of literature.
Escape Lounge & Café 4213 W. Sahara Ave. 702.364.1167 Where everything is loose, even the slots. Happy Hour 5 to 7 p.m. and 5 to 7 am daily. A great neighborhood gay bar.
Adult World Arcade/Mini Theaters 3781 Meade Ave. (at Valley View) 702.579.9735 24 hrs., video rentals/sales, bookstore.
Deja Vu Love Boutique 3247 Industrial Rd. • 702.731-5655 HD arcade with 200 channels. Fantasy World Arcade/Mini Theaters 6760 Boulder Highway (between Sunset & Russell) 702.433.6311 24 hrs., video rentals/sales, book store. Get Booked 4640 Paradise Rd. 702.737.7780 Books, videos, gifts, mags, t-shirts. Industrial Road Book & Video/Arcade 3427 Industrial Rd. 702.734.7667 24 hrs., video sales/rentals, book store. Price Video 700 E. Naples Ave. 102 702.734.1342 Gay video rentals and sales. The Rack 953 E. Sahara 35B, in Commercial Center 702.732.7225 Clothing, leather & accessories for men and women. Retro Vegas 1211 S. Main St. 702.384.2700 Antiques, furnishings, accessories, art.
Theatre Onyx Theater 953 E. Sahara 35B, in Commercial Center 702.732.7225
Religious Organizations Christ the King Catholic Church 4925 S. Torrey Pines Drive & W. Tropicana 702.871.1904 • www.ctklv.org A very accepting Catholic Church Metropolitan Community Church 1140 Almond Tree Ln. 702.369.4380 Christian Church with outreach to gays & lesbians. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Las Vegas 3616 E. Lake Mead Blvd. 702.437.2404 • uuclv.org Welcomes everyone regardless of faith or religious affiliation or sexual orientation.
Gay AA, NA Gay & Lesbian Community Center 953 E. Sahara Ave. Suite B-25 702.733.9800 Alcoholics Anonymous meets Sun. at 11 a.m.; Tues., Wed., Thur. and Sat. at 6:30 p.m. Spanish speaking AA meets Mon., 6:30 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous meeting is Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Flex 4371 W. Charleston Blvd. 702.385.3539 A neighborhood bar. Free Zone 610 E. Naples Dr. 702.794.2300 Catering mostly to lesbians. Gipsy 4605 Paradise Rd. 702.731.1919 A dance club which is popular with the younger crowd.
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Wynn’s Le Rêve offers Diver’s Dream Package Wynn Las Vegas’ breathtaking show, Le Rêve, will give certified SCUBA divers the opportunity of a lifetime with the Diver’s Dream Package. Become part of an elite group of people that have experienced SCUBA diving during a live performance of Le Rêve! For those craving the ultimate SCUBA experience, the Diver’s Dream Package offers a weekend of excitement, including a two night stay in a luxurious Resort Room at Wynn or Encore, VIP Indulgence tickets to Le Rêve, a private backstage tour, SDI Certified SCUBA training session with the Le Rêve diving team and the unparalleled opportunity to dive the live show! Le Rêve is the only staged production in Las Vegas to offer this exclusive access to guests. Packages are priced from $2,000 for one diver and from $3,000 for two divers. For more information please visit www. wynnlasvegas.com or call 702-770SWIM (7946).
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Le Rêve redefined the traditional theatrical experience with an evocative aqua spectacle in-the-round. The show features an ambitious blend of aerial acrobatics, provocative choreography, powerful performances and elaborate effects. Le Rêve is created and directed by Franco Dragone of Franco Dragone Entertainment Group.
American Idol winner Taylor Hicks at Laughlin’s Aquarius Aquarius Casino Resort calls all “Soul Patrol” members to see American Idol winner and platinum-selling artist Taylor Hicks perform at the Aquarius Pavilion on August 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $24.95 plus tax or $34.95 plus tax for premium seating and can be purchased at www.
debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, quickly reaching platinum status. The album showcased Hicks’ deep talent with songs including “The Runaround,” “Just to Feel That Way,” “Heaven Knows” and “The Right Place.” A self-taught harmonica and guitar player, Hicks has toured with Willie Nelson, Widespread Panic, The Allman Brothers and Jackson Browne. He also published a memoir entitled “Heart Full of Soul: An Inspirational Memoir About Finding Your Voice and Finding Your Way” in 2007. Currently, Taylor Hicks plays “Teen Angel” in a touring Broadway production of “Grease.” He recently released a new album, “The Distance,” and dropped two singles, “What’s Right Is Right”
and “Seven Mile Breakdown.” The Aquarius Casino Resort is the largest 24-hour gaming resort in Laughlin providing 1,907 newly renovated rooms and suites and a 57,000-square-foot casino offering nearly 1,300 state-of-the-art slot machines, the widest variety of favorite table games, a modern race and sports book, keno and live poker. The Aquarius Casino Resort offers multiple amenities including restaurants to serve every taste from fine dining to casual dining. For more information, please call (800) 662-5825 or (702) 298-5111. For further information visit www.theaquarius.com and check out the special offers and packages section.
Taylor Hicks theaquarius.com or at the ace|PLAY Center. Aquarius is offering a special concert and room package for $179.99 that includes a twonight stay on Friday, August 20 and Saturday, August 21, two concert tickets, 25% off at the buffet and 10% off at Starbucks with ace | PLAY card. Winning over America with his southern charm and grainy blues voice, Hicks inspired a legion of fans dubbed the “Soul Patrol” to help make season five of American Idol the #1 most-watched television program in the past decade. After gaining more than 63 million votes, Hicks’s debut single, “Do I Make You Proud,” skyrocketed to #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, Pop 100 and Single Sales charts. He was also named People Magazine’s “Hottest Bachelor of the Year” in 2006, appearing on the cover. The same year, his self-titled album was released and
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Carnival World Buffet – Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Voted the “Best Buffet in Las Vegas” by the Las Vegas ReviewJournal year after year, the Carnival World’s around-the-world feast features more than 1,000 international items daily. With selections representing Asia to Italy, the U.S. to Brazil, Carnival World is widely known for its diverse array, including: omelets, pizza, sushi, teppanyaki, freshly carved meats and Asian barbeque. The buffet is distinctive for its 15 food stations and live-action cooking, guaranteeing freshness and quality. The made-to-order teppanyaki station is a genuine treat. Carnival World Buffet is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Paradise Garden Buffet – Flamingo Las Vegas Watch the playful antics of live ﬂamingos while enjoying a fresh feast. Enjoy a scrumptious salad and fresh fruit bar along with mounds of shrimp on ice, Alaskan crab legs and seafood salads. The buffet offers prime rib of beef, carved fresh turkey, steamed mussels, little neck clams and roasted leg of lamb. A dessert bar includes an ice cream sundae station along with freshly baked pies, cakes, puddings and pastries. For the early riser, the weekend Sunrise Brunch includes more than 60 breakfast items including: made-to-order omelets, honey baked ham, corned beef hash, smoked Norwegian salmon, roasted sausage links, smokehouse bacon, buttermilk pancakes, wafﬂes, country-fried potatoes and more. The Bloody Mary/Champagne Brunch is available Saturday and
Café Lago Buffet - Caesars Palace The contemporary setting at Café Lago in Caesars Palace offers the chic sophistication of a trendy restaurant combined with modern Italian atmosphere. Offerings feature a diverse selection of international dishes and favorites such as salt-crusted, prime rib. The restaurant seats nearly 500 guests in its multi-tiered dining room near the resort’s all-new Garden of the Gods pool oasis. Hours: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Thursday – Monday; 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday/ Wednesday. You won’t want to pass up the dessert station at the Café Lago Buffet.
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