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    What’s that TGI Fridays waiter doing there? (Photo by Pat Gray)

    British actress Victoria Summer was at the AMC Theaters in Town Square last night for a special screening of her new film Saving Mr. Banks. The Tom Hanks-Emma Thompson Oscar-bait is about the making of the classic Disney film “Mary Poppins” and stars Summer as lead actress Julie Andrews.

    In an odd bit of cross-promotion, the screening was open to members of Nannies and Housekeepers USA. Finally, after endless nights of taking care of spoiled children, these often unsung heroes got to relax and watch a movie about a lady taking care of spoiled children.


    Just in the time it took to take this photo, he was asked by eight different people about Jaleel White.

    Actor Darius McCrary, only known for his role as Eddie Winslow on the interminable sitcom “Family Matters,” dined with friends at Meatball Spot last night, one of Town Square’s newest additions.
    The voice of a racial stereotype in Transformers ate a Kitchen Sink salad, beef meatballs with spicy meat sauce and chicken meatballs with blue cheese and buffalo sauce before a dessert of a Bananas Foster ice cream sandwich and Cookie Explosion milkshake.


    We liked Oscar’s accessories better.

    The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon wasn’t the only collection of people traipsing through the cold this past weekend. The Great Santa Run went down at Town Square Saturday with 8,123 Saints Nick setting a record for the biggest Father Christmas-goes-jogging extravaganza ever. It beat out the record of 7,312 set in Liverpool. Take that, Liverpool. What have you ever given us now? The Beat-what, now?

    Nearly 500 soldiers with the Army National Guard ran the race in Afghanistan, with $8,700 for Opportunity Village being raised by Specialist Cintya Martinez.

    The Jabbawockeez, Recycled Percussion and Zowie Bowie all performed before the show and Terry Fator served as grand marshal, while Mayor Carolyn Goodman addressed the crowd flanked by a pair of Chippendales. Those dudes should’ve at least gotten a dickie — it was cold out on Saturday.


    The starting gate.

    Fortunately, even by pub crawl standards, there really isn’t going to be much challenge in getting from location to location. It makes it easier for stumbling your way to the last stop. Tonight, SpyOnVegas presents the MGD 64 Pub Crawl, starting at Town Square’s Nu Sanctuary from 7 to 8 p.m., then moving upstairs to Cadillac Ranch from 8 to 9 p.m. and ending across the way at Lolita’s from 9 to 10 p.m. You don’t even have to walk all the way to the YardHouse. Easiest. Pub Craw. Ever. (more…)


    You could pop the cork on that thing and ride it around like a bubbly-spewing jetpack. (Photo by Melissa Goodin)

    Town Square can at least check “Restaurants with a tree in the middle” off its to-do list.

    Nu Sanctuary, the global fusion dining/hookah lounge/club adjacent to Rave, went for the official grand opening last night, rocking a Mordechai of Perrier-Jouet. That’s nine liters of lovin’. Or, just enough to get your though the long weekend.

    Making the rounds in addition to nightlife vet and one of Nu’s masterminds, Gino LoPinto were Angelica Bridges and her Fantasy girls, Anthony Cools and the Chippendales dudes.


    Ozzy Osbourne, upon learning the news that Ozzy Osbourne has written a book. (Photos by Scott Harrison | Retna)

    Joining the ranks of If They Can Have A Book Then Why Can’t Everyone, including Snooki and Socks the Cat, Ozzy Osbourne signed copies of his autobiography I Am Ozzy at the Town Square Borders last night.

    Actually, “autobiography” is a little strong. It’s just really a collection of recipes for bat-head soup.

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    We can’t think of a better reason to be charitable. (Photo by Melissa Reese | SpyOnVegas.com)

    Say what you want about America, but at least our contributions to World AIDS Day aren’t nearly as creepy as South Korea’s. Instead really enthusiastic condoms, we have restaurants kicking back a portion of proceeds to AID for AIDS of Nevada.

    Claim Jumper, California Pizza Kitchen, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza and Blue Martini at Town Square are all joining in, which means you can do your holiday shopping, lunch and charitable contributions in one fell swoop.

    Miss out on today’s activities and you can double back tomorrow at the Holiday Mingle & Jingle from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fashion Show Mall. It features holiday fashion shows, cocktails and appetizers for $20, benefiting AFAN.


    Pure. Metal.

    Rest assured, piano bar skeptics, we’ve been told that there will be metal. Piano bar metal.

    “Yeah, hell yeah. I’m from Texas,” Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar owner Corey Urbach said. “There will be a picture of Vinnie Paul up on the wall. As a matter of fact, there’s a very good picture of Vinnie with with (Dimebag) Darrell that we have when they were on stage together. We had Gwen Stefani’s band up. They just rolled in and performed. They’re not going to do that at New York-New York.”

    Pete’s opens at Town Square on Friday. We stopped in last week when the pianos were still in cardboard boxes (Pianos come in boxes? Who knew?) to try to figure out just how this place would be different from other piano bars that tend to skew a little, how do we put this? Billy Joel-y? (more…)


    The future? Excellent. (Via dustbean11.deviantart.com)

    Do you remember that Simpsons episode where Lisa visited the fortune teller at the Ren Faire to learn her future? Well this is going to be kind of like that. Except in real life. And no one’s giving Milhouse a handie.

    Simpsons animator and director David Silverman is the 10 p.m. guest at Matt Donnelly’s Celebrity Tarot for the second and final night at the Shear Madness theater in Town Square. The 7 p.m. show sees Coraline writer and comic book author Neil Gaiman, while X-Men writer James Asmus handles improv duties. Last night, Kristen Schaal of Flight of the Conchords and The Daily Show did the improv for Teller, Carrot Top and The Amazing Johnathan’s readings.