Travel Weekly's Las Vegas E-letter: November 1, 2005

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES VACATIONS and LasVegas.com signed a deal that makes the former the exclusive provider of vacation packages for the latter, enabling travelers to book a complete vacation package via LasVegas.com. Plans call for LasVegas.com to have Southwest Airlines Vacations packages available for booking this month.

 

LA FEMME AT MGM GRAND, which is performed daily except for Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., will be dark Dec. 9 through 23.  The show, a replica of the acclaimed Crazy Horse production in Paris, will return to its regularly scheduled performances Dec. 24. Two shows also will be performed at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 27, its regularly scheduled dark day. On New Years Eve, the show will have performance times at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at $59 and can be purchased at MGM Grand ticketing outlets, by phone at (800) 929-1111 or (702) 891-7777 or online at www.mgmgrand.com.

LAS VEGAS CENTENNIAL COMMITTEE is inviting all city residents to participate in filling the Centennial Time Capsule that will commemorate the 100-year history of Las Vegas. Through Nov. 14, residents can submit their ideas of what they think should be included in the time capsule online at www.lasvegas2005.org. Then, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 14, residents can bring the items that they would like members of the Centennial Committee to consider for inclusion in the time capsule to Hall A of the Cashman Center. The items, which must be small enough to fit in a shoebox, will become the property of the City of Las Vegas and will not be returned. At 11 a.m. on Dec. 15, there will be a time capsule dedication ceremony featuring Mayor Oscar B. Goodman and members of the Centennial Committee at Centennial Plaza, located on Fourth Street near Lewis Avenue.

THE ART OF PETER MAX GALLERY at the Forum Shops at Caesars will host an in-gallery exhibition with world-renowned artist from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 25 and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 26. Beginning Nov. 21, gallery visitors can view the installation of paintings that will be on display during the event and available for purchase. For each work of art purchased, Max will inscribe on the back a personal dedication and drawing. Max has been designated as the official artist of the 2006 Winter Olympic Games, which will be held in Torino, Italy, and will reveal the new image he has created for the event during the in-gallery exhibition. In addition, the gallery will debut a painting Max created to commemorate the 60th birthday of golf legend Jack Nicklaus. The acrylic on canvas work is hand-signed by both the artist and Nicklaus. For more information, call (702) 644-7070 or e-mail [email protected]
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