The plans for LasVegasDopefest07 have finally come together, thanks to LVgeogeek, MadPansy64 and kurilla! Look over the schedule and let us know what events interest you so that we can solidify plans.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Friday early evening dinner. If people are interested, kurilla has a short list of nice restaurants but no final decision has been made until we know for sure how many people are interested in an early dinner. As kurilla rightly pointed out “sometimes it’s easier to find a table for four than it is a table for twelve, y’know?”
Friday evening drinks at 8:00PM.
Well, after much group discussion and research by MadPansy64 and hubby, we have chosen the classy Hooters hotel/casino for the opening night meet and greet. First of all, the location is great – right behind the Tropicana Hotel/Casino, walking distance from the Strip. Plus, we envision you all returning home and starting off your stories with, “So on the first night we all went to Hooters…” How’s that for a water cooler conversation starter? We will be starting the evening at the indoors bar, kitty corner across the casino floor from the Comedy mural, and if people want to wander out to the beach bar, it’s just a few steps further.
Another reason we chose Hooters – there is a 10:00PM comedy show with Bobby Slayton only a few steps away from the bar in Hooters. The box office manager offered us the following deal - half price tickets and a free drink (normally costs $39.95 with no drink) for the SDMB group. So, that would be $20 each for the show and a free drink. Not a bad deal. I saw his show a few weeks ago and this self-proclaimed “pitbull of comedy” is politically incorrect, insane and very funny.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Saturday early options:
Catching the early (about 11:00AM or so) opening of **Rush Hour III **at either Palms or Orleans multiplex location, followed by film chat over food and drinks
a trip to Las Vegas Springs Preserve
This “preserve” is located on the original production (water) well field for the Las Vegas valley. There are exhibits for desert animals, early Nevada pioneer life and the Valley’s resources. There are interactive displays. The trails go through the well field and you have limited access to historical buildings, production wells and desert landscaping and wildlife. It is hot in August, so if this is something that you would be interested in doing, bring a hat, sunscreen and decent walking shoes. Please visit website for information http://www.springspreserve.org/html/home.html
Adult $18.95 Senior (65+) $17.05Student (18+) $17.05Nevada Residents
Adult $14.95 Senior (65+) $13.45Student (18+) $13.45LVgeogeek might be able to buy the tickets to save everybody some money.
an outing to Shark Reef Aquarium in Mandalay Bay
Open daily from 10 A.M. to 11 P.M. Adults $15.95 (again, there might be a reduction in price if one of us locals buys the tickets)
BBQ/pool party at DMark’s house from 3:00 to 6:00PM
Not all that far from the Strip and we will arrange for carpooling and give directions to those of you with a car. Just hang out by the pool, eat, drink and get to know everyone better.
Boogie Knights @ House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino
Called Vegas’ best dance party featuring live 70’s music!
Doors at 11 P.M. $15 for men $10 for ladies Local Ladies get in free Drinks start at @ $5.00 Must be 21 and older No tank tops or baggy jeans, no cutoffs, T-shirts or baseball hats. Dress code enforced
Sunday, August 12, 2007
TBD - playing it by ear to see if there is any interest for breakfast or brunch.
So far, those who have expressed interest in coming are:
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Let us know if you are still planning to attend and which of the events you are interested in so we can make the final arrangements.
BTW, if anyone else thinks they might be able to join us here August 10, 11 and 12 – or any one of those days, let us know! The more the merrier!
We will email you with directions, cell phones and other info as the time nears.
See you all in Las Vegas!