Las Vegas shows dark for the holidays
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Las Vegas shows dark for the holidays


    Criss Angel will perform at the Luxor from Dec. 13-17, 24, 31. Most shows are going ‘dark’ to accommodate vacation time for performers.

During December, many Las Vegas shows go “dark” to allow cast members to take holiday vacations. If you’re visiting between now and New Year’s and have your heart set on seeing a particular show, make sure to check that there will be performances during your dates.

The dark days for the major productions are:

>> Bronx Wanderers (Bally’s): Dec. 24;

>> Tom Green (Bally’s): Dec. 14-31;

>> Wayne Newton (Bally’s): Dec. 14-31;

>> “O” (Bellagio): through Dec. 12;

>> Donny & Marie Osmond (Flamingo): through Dec. 31;

>> “Legends in Concert” (Flamingo): through Dec. 23, Dec. 25 and 31;

>> Righteous Brothers (Harrah’s): Dec. 12-14, 19-21, 26;

>> Mat Franco (The LINQ): through Dec. 12, Dec. 18, 31;

>> Carrot Top (Luxor): Dec. 10, 23-25, 31;

>> Criss Angel (Luxor): Dec. 13-17, 24, 31;

>> David Copperfield (MGM Grand): through Dec. 16;

>> “Love” (Mirage): through Dec. 12;

>> Anthony Cools (Paris): Dec. 10, 12, 14-17, 19, 31;

>> Penn & Teller (Rio): Dec. 11-21, 31;

>> “Wow” (Rio): Dec. 18-20;

>> David Goldrake, “Imaginarium” (Tropicana): through Dec. 18, 31;

>> “Purple Reign” (Tropicana): Dec. 13-16, 31;

>> “Human Nature Jukebox” (Venetian): Dec. 12-16, 26;

>> Dirk Arthur (Westgate): Dec. 10, 14-17, 31; and

>> Sexxy (Westgate): Dec. 13-16.

Mandarin robot

A 4-foot humanoid robot toting a tablet has taken residence in Mandarin Oriental’s 23rd floor Sky Lobby. The robot, Pepper, doesn’t move around or talk, but uses the tablet to answer questions from guests.

New nightclub

Troy Liquor Bar out of NYC has opened at the Golden Nugget, taking over the spot formerly occupied by Gold Diggers. Open Thursday-Sunday, it’s billed as the “only nightclub under the Fremont Street Canopy.”

Question: Is it still possible to get rooms for New Year’s Eve?

Answer: Yes. In a check of 91 hotel-casinos late last month, 74 had rooms available. For the second year in a row, the lowest-priced room for New Year’s Eve was at the Lucky Club ($130). Other good deals were found in two-night packages at Sam’s Town for $320, Downtown Grand for $368 and the Plaza for $420. The most expensive rooms were at the Mandarin Oriental for $799.

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