COUPLES planning to tie the knot by Oct. 31
can win a star-studded wedding in Madame Tussaud's Chapel of Dreams
by entering the wax museum's "With These Stars I Thee Wed" contest.
The winning couple will choose between likenesses of Angelina Jolie
and Brad Pitt, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley or Elizabeth Taylor
and Tony Bennett to serve as celebrity "witnesses" to their
nuptials. The ceremony includes music, flowers, photographs and a
wedding video. Following the ceremony, the wedding party can take a
tour of the museum's 100-plus lifelike wax celebrities. Contestants
must enter by Aug. 12, and winners will be selected by random
drawing on Aug. 13. For more information, call (702) 862-7805 or
PARENTS-TO-BE get special treatment with
Four Seasons Las Vegas's new Babymoon Package. Mom and Dad will be
offered a candlelit in-room dining or dinner in the hotel's
Verandah restaurant, a couples massage in-room or at the spa, a
welcome basket of baby products and a $500 gift certificate from
FAO Schwartz. The baby-proofed hotel room will offer a view of the
Strip. No loud casino noises will wake the little one: The hotel
doesn't have a casino. The Four Seasons also is offering the
Expectant Parents Getaway for parents-to-be, including a gift
basket of baby and prenatal items and a special prenatal massage
for Mom. For more information, call (702) 632-5212 or visit www.fourseasons.com/lasvegas.
STREET EXPERIENCE in downtown Las Vegas has enhanced its
evening shows with the introduction of Real Action Stunt
Performances, including the Russian Bar, cube balancing and Flying
Silk. The Russian Bar is a thin, flexible bar held aloft on the
shoulders of two gymnasts while a third performs on the bar. The
cube is a large metal square that is balanced and spun, creating a
variety of visual effects. And Flying Silk combines the movements
of dance and gymnastics as the performer dangles from the Fremont
Street Experience's 90-foot-high Viva Vision canopy. Real Action
Stunt Performances can be seen nightly at 8:15 and 10:15. All shows
are free. For more information, call (702) 678-5600 or visit www.vegasexperience.com.
HEFNER'S famous annual "A Midsummer Night's Dream" party
is making the leap from the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills to the
Palms Casino Resort. Set for Aug. 18, the masquerade ball and
lingerie bacchanalia will include laser shows; performances by
jesters, magicians and contortionists; and a bevy of Playboy
bunnies. The event starts at 10 p.m. and runs until 2 a.m., with
after-parties continuing at nightclubs and lounges throughout the
hotel. Tickets are $100 to $200; private cabanas start at $2,000.
For more information, call (702) 942-6832 or visit www.palms.com.
Editor: Dean Blaine
Phone: (650) 348-1752
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