Blue Martini celebrates two years in business tonight with open bar featuring Van Gogh Blue vodka cocktails from 9-10 pm. Entertainment by Patty Janura at 8 pm and DJ Jace One starting at 11:30 pm. Ladies wearing a cocktail dress get one entry to win a trip for two to San Franciso in northern Cali.
The Lobby Bar at Green Valley Ranch presents Skin & Scotch with complimentary Scotch tastings and cigar and Scotch specials. 6 pm-8 pm.
Check out Cool by the Pool on the 3rd floor pool deck at the Las Vegas Hilton from 4 pm-8 pm with 2-for-1 drink specials, $2 shrimp cocktails, $3 cerviche. Daily drawing at 7 pm. Live entertainment by Kenny Owens, 5:30-8 pm. Admission is free.
Special Nightlife Events
Snitch Industry Night at the Ghostbar at the Palms features Vegas with a DJ set by Alan Palomo and residents DJ 88 and Mike Attack.
Rhumbar at Mirage hosts Havana Tone, Latin Night with salsa dance lessons under the stars.
Get over to Lolita’s at Town Square for Lollipop Wednesdays. Drink specials include $5 drinks all night. $2 Cuervo shots until 11 pm. Sponsored open bar for the ladies from 9 pm-11 pm. Complimentary lollipops for the ladies.
Surrender Nightclub at Encore presents Industry Night with complimentary admission for locals and an open bar for local ladies, 11 pm-midnight.
Label Junkie features a live fashion show by Hot Box Salon & Workshop at Lavo Nightclub at the Palazzo. Sounds by DJ Crooked.
This is the last week to check out the Summer 2009 display at the Bellagio Conservatory. See the 42-ft Ferris Wheel ‘o flowers, real live birds and hot air balloons.
The display is spread out over 13,500 square feet underneath a 50-foot high glass ceiling and when the sun goes down, the lights come on and give it a completely different look and feel. So it’s worth seeing twice.
The summer motif will be in place through Sept. 12. The Conservatory is open 24 hours and admission is free.
A hot air balloon is suspended above ginormous flowers.
A pair of Rainbow Lorikeets poses for pics.
Recession hits the lemonade stand.
…and bears, oh my!
The Neon Boneyard sits on three acres of land at the east end of Fremont Street and marks the spot where most historic Las Vegas signs go after the spectacular implosions have reduced their former homes to nothing but piles of rubble and clouds of dust.
There’s absolutely nothing elegant about the presentation here – signs are stacked wherever there’s room and individual letters have become a separated from their sets and are scattered about the site.
When sufficient funds are raised, signs are selected for restoration and placed on display like the ones currently installed along Fremont Street. Until then, the signs are stored in the Boneyard along with pieces of the The La Concha Motel Lobby, which will eventually become an integral part of the Neon Museum.
The museum complex has spent years in the planning process with most of the sign restorations to date funded by private donations. The project will take another giant step forward with a recent $200,000 grant awarded by the Nevada Commission on Cultural Affairs.
At last check, the Boneyard was offering guided tours twice a day Tuesday through Saturday with a minimum donation of $15.00 per person. Tours sell out way in advance and you must call for a reservation. Office hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-5 pm and the phone number is 702-387-6366.