Travel Weekly's Las Vegas E-letter: July 24, 2007

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL will soon welcome its 20 millionth Las Vegas audience member, and it's celebrating the milestone with special ticket prices and a grand sweepstakes prize giveaway. Ticketmaster is offering a limited number of specially-priced tickets to select Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas, and customers purchasing a ticket to Cirque du Soleil shows at www.ticketmaster.com during the promotion, which runs through Sept. 30, may enter the Summer of Cirque du Soleil Sweepstakes. The winner will receive airfare for two to see a Cirque du Soleil show anywhere in the world; a five-night stay in the city hosting the selected show; a VIP Tapis Rouge Experience; and tickets for two to the Luxor/Criss Angel 2008 Gala in Las Vegas, including roundtrip airfare and a two-night stay in Las Vegas. For sweepstakes information and tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com/summerofcirque.

PURE MANAGEMENET GROUP opened a branch of its Dick's Last Resort restaurant at the Excalibur Hotel Casino. The Excalibur site advertises the eatery as a place for "deliciously messy cuisine, zany decor, rowdy wait staff ... and let-loose atmosphere." Generous cocktails and big portions of standard American finger foods, including honey roasted chicken, beef ribs and crab legs, are on the menu. As day folds into night, Dick's unleashes a lineup of live entertainment, including dueling pianos and disco nights. For more information, call (702) 597-7991 or visit www.excalibur.com.

THE GUGGENHEIM HERMITAGE MUSEUM at the Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino unveils a new exhibit on July 27, Modern Masters from the Guggenheim Collection. The exhibition showcases 37 works that represent critical achievements in the development of modern painting. This exhibit features the works of master artists from the 1870s through the early 20th century, including Cezanne, Van Gogh, Monet, Chagall, Mondrian and Picasso. For more information, call (702) 414-2212 or visit www.guggenheimlasvegas.org.

PLAYER'S CLUB account members at the Silverton Casino Lodge have a chance to win up to $250,000 in the Treasure Seekers II giveaway through Aug. 24. One hundred treasure chests  pepper the floor of the Silverton Casino Lodge's 117,000 gallon aquarium; each chest contains $20,000, and one holds the grand prize of $250,000. New Silverton Player's Club members receive 25 free tickets, while existing Silverton Player's Club members receive 10 free tickets toward winning a treasure chest. Ten winners will be selected in a random drawing every Friday and Saturday; the tenth winner drawn each night will choose one of the 100 treasure chests, which will be opened by a Silverton mermaid. For more information, call (702) 263-7777 or visit www.silvertoncasino.com.

Las Vegas Editor: Dean Blaine

Phone: (650) 348-1752

[email protected]

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