King of Pop is Cirque's next thriller
If you thought the Las Vegas building slowdown might also spawn a moratorium on new Cirque du Soleil shows, you were wrong. Following the Beatles-themed "Love" at the Mirage and "Viva Elvis" at Aria, Cirque has announced a Michael Jackson-themed production, debuting in late 2011 as a live touring show. It will settle in Las Vegas in 2012, at the MGM Mirage.
NICKEL BEER: You can now get 5-cent beers in Las Vegas, and at one of its classiest bars to boot. On Tuesdays from 9 p.m. to midnight, the sparkling new Todd English P.U.B. at CityCenter sells 8-ounce cups of Pabst Blue Ribbon for a nickel. The place also serves some mean pub grub (priced a bit higher).
LOSE TWO: The troubled Prive nightclub and Living Room ultralounge at Planet Hollywood have closed. Neither is expected to reopen.
GAIN ONE: Gilley's Saloon, Dance Hall and Bar-B-Que has returned to the Strip after a hiatus following the New Frontier closure.
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: The Las Vegas 51s are the AAA affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. They play at Cashman Field, just north of downtown, and tickets start at $9.
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