Check the warehouse, maybe there’s a full set of used law books in there somewhere. (Photo by Scott Harrison | Retna)
Well. At least it’s not a tragically unfortunate porn parody.
Pawn Shop Live! sets up shop in the Golden Nugget’s Gordie Brown Showroom afternoons starting January 1. Derek Stonebarger of Atomic Liquors and Theatre7 created the show with co-writer Tony Heard. In it, Slick, Chump, Lil Boss and a puppet Old Fart will team up to lampoon History Channel’s unstoppable cash cow.
Originally slated for Theatre7, the Harrisons got involved in April and helped position it at the Nugget. It’s slated for a six-month run and tickets will be $24.95-$39.95. We’re predicting it will do considerably better than Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
Here, have this vaguely appropriate Canadian metal song.
Malls! All of a sudden we can’t get enough of them. Now joining the mall fray: Bally’s. With its Grand Bazaar Shops coming next fall, giving “Las Vegas its first truly urban shopping scene.” Except, you know, for Downtown.
It’ll be a two-acre spread with 150 shops and the requisite bars, restaurants and whatnot. They’ll also be featuring a Swarovski starburst tower “with a midnight spectacle of lights and music that will make every night feel like New Year’s Eve at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip,” because that is in no way depressing.
Tenants will include Superdry, Havaianas and Campo Marzio crammed into shops ranging from 150 to 2,000 square feet. Closet-sized square footage: Because Container Park was too spacious, we guess?
It’s the most Wonderland time of the year.
When first we heard news of Yuletide elfin village Wonderland, there was a measure of skepticism as to whether the project could be completed in time for its purported December 14 launch. Now co-founder Mara Spector says the Strip-facing, 18-acre pop-up will make its debut December 20.
Spector says that the project faced unavoidable delays but that once begun this weekend, it will be filmed for a 14 Days to Wonderland documentary. It’s unclear at this time if the production would be broadcast on television or streamed online.
She also says that the project is negotiating with “A-list performers” and will announce an entertainment lineup within five days. Initial promotional material for the project also called for a stunt motorcycle jump over a 747, so there are a lot of moving parts to get in place if this is all going to come together in time.
Conceived as a Victorian, you know, wonderland, the village was expecting 5,000 visitors a day, had a charity component and a snow play yard. The county permit that approved construction of the pop-up said that construction couldn’t start until two weeks from the opening date, which would put it at Friday.
Will it Tuesday blend?
Hip-hop mash-up extraordinaire The Tuesday Blend Project is back at the Hard Rock Cafe tonight (10:30 p.mm., $15). Tuesday Blend mixes up art, fashion, dance, music and all that. It’s like being in the Bronx in the ’70s, without the overpowering urine smell. Click for more words and pictures »
Look, we all want Spice Girls in Vegas.
Apparently Mel B really dug her time at Peepshow, because she’s willing to come back to the stage here–and bring her old mates with her.
Look, we know Ginger needs the money and all, but why would Posh leave her comfortable life of being married to an model/occasional soccer player to prance around six nights a week on a casino stage? Mel wants the show to rival Britney’s Planet Hollywood production, which is fair. Both acts connected strongly with teen girl fanbases, and both put out terrible movies. We can see the equivalence.
It’s Britney, Strip.
We know one thing about Britney Spears grand entrance into Planet Hollywood tonight: She won’t be arriving via helicopter.
The P-Ho has a grand entrance for Brit at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon, promising the Strip “will be transformed in an over-the-top, elaborate fashion for her arrival.” But what? Legions of schoolgirls flanking the boulevard? An elaborate choreography routine leading up to the casino entrance? A wicker man with K-Fed stuffed inside? The possibilities are endless. But it’s probably that last one.
Sad Owen Wilson is sad.
Another one of our fine annual Las Vegas holiday traditions popped up today, with The Killers bowing this year’s annual Xmas track, “Christmas in L.A.”
This year’s video is a treat through the intro, with this Jim Jarmusch Coffee and Cigarettes kind of vibe as Harry Dean Stanton counsels Owen Wilson on the finer points of breaking into acting. “Do nothing,” Stanton says. “There is nothing.” “What’s the point, then?” Wilson asks. “None.”
As for the song itself, your first thought might be “This is excessively Jackson Browne-y.” Then note that Dawes was involved. So there you go. It’s certainly … Dawesesque. But still! It gives you something to listen to while shoving a candy cane in your coffee as you fight your I-had-to-drink-on-a-Monday-because-coming-off-a-four-day-weekend-was-rough hangover.
Not pictured: Jake.
Ska…ites? … istas? Skatomatons (we’re going with Skatomatons) Less Than Jake is at the Hard Rock Cafe tonight along with Anti-Flag, Masked Intruder and Get Dead (5 p.m., $25). For those of you whose December was woefully skanking-free. Click for more words and pictures »
Ferris wheel rentals don’t come cheap, you know. (Photo by Erik Kabik)
Now that you’ve already spent half your month’s income on Black Friday, you can finish off the shopping for the raver in your life without having to ask what size fur boots she wears.
Electric Daisy Carnival tickets go on sale at noon for the June 20-22 festival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. If you didn’t get Headliner Loyalty tickets at $249, they take a healthy jump up to $345 for general admission today. Last year the first wave of early bird tickets started at $199 and went up to $245 after an hour, and were at $289 by January 9.
There will be layaway pricing for the passes–no single-day ducats this year–and prospective partiers can scoop up six tix at a time.