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{CLOSED} Blue Man Group Promotion/Giveaway

logo_0-bkupWith Spring Break on its way, and the count down till Summer. We got an awesome deal for you and the Family to Check out: Blue Man Group Current promotion at the Luxor! 

Plus we will be holding a giveaway for a family of four pack. Tickets will have a black out for Spring Break week. (Winners will be announced April 15st)  

To enter our GiveAway, Comment below your favorite song you like to jam to (winners will be announced 4/18)

Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one. You’ll be closer to the action than ever before at the specially designed Blue Man Theater at Luxor Hotel and Casino. It’s an outrageous multi-sensory experience you’ll never forget. New music, new design, new technology and a new finale to bring the entire audience together for a euphoric celebration of life in full color.

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FAMILY 4 PACK

‭Send your family vibe into overdrive.

‭Save up to $195 when you purchase 4 tickets to Blue Man Group.

‭*Offer is only valid on Category A seating.

 

Now’s a great time to catch the Awesome Show!  

 

 

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Red Rock Lanes: Summerlin

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Whether it’s Christmas morning, New Years Eve or 2am on a Monday morning you will find Red Rock Lanes open for business. Located in the Red Rock Casino, the bowling alley features 72 bowling lanes, a game center, bar lounge and Pro-shop for the pro-Bowler in your family. Want to make it a date night or night out with the girls? Get down in one of their luxury VIP lanes and suites, complete with bar service and cozy seating arrangements!  Do I hear a “Mom’s Night” anyone?

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As an amateur bowler, myself, I will say that this was one of the most pristine, clean-smelling bowling alley’s I’ve ever been to and the food just happened to be tasty! The bathrooms were not only clean but pleasing to the eye, the full-service bar and lounge was a nice treat for the adults and the chicken nuggets and fries were a huge hit with all my picky eaters. 

 

 

Toddlers with a show size under 11 can wear their own shoes!

Toddlers with a show size under 11 can wear their own shoes!

If you’re not a great bowler, or your children need a little extra help, bumpers and ramps are a great way to keep the ball rollin! However, if you happen to arrive during peak hours, the ramps may be hard to come by. If this is the case, ask your neighbor in the next lane if you can share. Chances are, they are a nice family willing to do so. If not, don’t fret, the bumpers will be enough. My two-year old son pushed his own ball down the lane just fine and my four-year old ended up not wanting to use the ramp at all!

 

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The big screens play all your musical favorites from past to present! Warning! You will break out into dance at least once in front of your children.

My husband and I thought the prices weren’t bad for being the largest and most luxury bowling alley in Las Vegas at nearly $2-$3/ a game plus $4 for bowling shoes. Cosmic Bowling is only $5 a game on Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm-2am. The prices for food and drink were what’s to be expected in a Las Vegas Casino, but well worth it as the food was delicious and the cocktails were on point. Have a picky eater? Step out into the Casino and find an array of different food options including fine dining and buffet!

Whether you’re planning a date, birthday party, girls night out, family event or just want to escape the heat, Red Rock Lanes in the Red Rock Casino have what you need to experience the best of what Vegas has to offer! 

 

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A Very Terry Christmas {Show Review} Terry Fator Is Fun For All Ages

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We had an absolute blast attending A Very Terry Christmas at the Terry Fator Theater at Mirage. We received tickets to attend the show so I am able to report back to all of you! Perhaps you caught some of the highlights of our evening on Instagram stories, so now here is the play by play of our evening because you need to check out this limited engagement show and you can bring everyone. You may remember Terry Fator as the America’s Got Talent season 2 champ. The prize was a million dollars and his own show right here in Las Vegas. Who knew ventriloquism would be a hit with today’s audiences?!

I have a neat connection to this man so if you will indulge me for a moment as I harken back…

This is a Christmas show (& God Bless Terry Fator for bringing back the “Christmas” to our Happy Holidays! Ha!) with performances through December 22, 2016. From Monday through Thursday and select Saturdays, you and your family can enjoy 7:30p performances running approximately 90 minutes.

Roasted Bean quickie meal

Roasted Bean quickie meal

I ended up taking my 4 year old son as my plus 1 and he loved it – We both did! We parked in the garage on the 4th floor so we could walk directly across the outdoor bridge. Don’t forget to use your Nevada ID for free Strip parking! Just follow the signs to snake your way through the festively decorated lobby and atrium through some shops to the theater. I am always hesitant to bring children into casinos as I am not a fan of subjecting them to smoke and drunk people, but this was not bad at all! There was actually some conference folks who seemed to be streaming out of a late session so it was particularly G-rated. The box office is located in the hallway before the Terry Fator Theater and we got there around 6p – about an hour before the doors open (7p). This made ticket pick up super easy since there was no line. We had plenty of time to grab a bite at a little café called Roasted Bean just steps from the theater. Pro Tip: Blizz Frozen Yogurt is across the way so you can grab dessert afterwards too!

There are drinks available for purchase in the lobby, so you can fuel up before heading in. You will show your tickets to the ticket scanning staff members who greet you at the bottom of the escalators and then it is up to the theater entrance. It is a grand room and it already felt like we were at a party! There was Christmas music playing right when we arrived and as we made our way down the steps to our assigned seats, Rockin’ Around the

Mirage Hotel Lobby Christmas Trees

Mirage Hotel Lobby Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree was on and JJ immediately squealed which made me then realized it was his favorite song playing (he has been practicing for his Christmas show!) As we reached our row, I was informed that I could ask for a booster seat for my son. He was telling me he was OK, he liked his seat how it was, but when the usher brought us a red velvet covered foam cushion that blended perfectly with the seats, and it gave him a better view, he was super excited and happily complied! The DJ, show opener, Ben Harris was hilarious and kept everyone excited and cheering and clapping. He has an awesome ‘evolution of dance’ number to ramp things up and the crowd got super hyped up just as our headliner host was about to arrive. The couple in front of us seemed to have had their fair share of adult slushies from the lobby and they were extra interactive, which I loved! I actually felt a wave of calm come over me. I always tense up when I take JJ to places we have never been since I cannot predict how he is going to react. He did great and I know it was because of such a relaxed, informal atmosphere.

There was plenty to look at with lots of light changes, upbeat holiday sounds, a comfortable atmosphere as dictated by our gracious host, Terry Fator… His lovely wife of one year is his assistant on stage and the DJ, Ben Harris is a great dancer, comic and helper too. The band really completes the set and despite being in the 6th row, I did not find myself needing ear plugs and not once did my son remark that it was too loud. I honestly felt like we had the best seats because we were close, but not craning our necks and we could see both jumbo monitors if we really wanted an up close feel. The screens across the back of the stage are constantly changing with scenes to compliment what’s going on in the show or to accent songs. A new stocking is hung each time a new guest arrives. 


Now for the main event… Terry Fator is simply the most talented entertainer I have ever seen. He sings, he does spot on, goose-bump activating impressions AND he is a brilliant ventriloquist. There is some adult humor, but he never uses foul language and even his jokes are perfectly framed so as to go right over the heads of unintended audience members. It is absolutely fantastic and I cannot rave enough about his show. Granted, I was a fan before, I have not seen his non-seasonal show yet (because I’m a local and that is what we do!) If you are a fan of holiday music, you must see this show. I am definitely making this a tradition every year from now on, because this was the perfect way to get in the Christmas spirit immediately following my favorite holiday eat fest! I love classic Christmas music and just getting to see this incredible talent live is absolutely worth it. Depending on your age and your affinity to Christmas music (ahem, I know for a fact some of you listen BEFORE Halloween!), you will, at the least, recognize 90% of the music. When I say this is a show for all ages, I mean, all ages! Now, I did bring a 4 year old and you know your kids best – 90 minutes is the length of the typical kid movie, but the lights, the music, the puppets will dazzle them. JJ got a little restless towards the end, but he held on! Our favorites are Winston the Turtle and Emma Taylor (because I’ve met her before!), but you will also get to see the world’s greatest Elvis impersonator, the annoying neighbor and a few surprise guests too!

2016-12-01-02-05-03-636Terry is just insanely talented. He can impersonate anyone – Kermit the Frog, Michael Jackson, Elvis, Cher, Louie Armstrong, Tony Bennett, Aaron Neville, Eartha Kitt, Karen Carpenter, Bing Crosby, David Bowie (SWOON!), you name it! His band of characters are so different and his vocal range is every inch of the spectrum – truly awe-inspiring! I found myself singing along with so many songs and I felt like we were hanging out with friends. Such a great night all around. I look forward to taking my parents, other moms and more kids to this show as it will be a hit with anyone, even the Grinch! *wink-wink*

Another very important aspect of his show is that he takes time to acknowledge and thank veterans in the audience as well as first responders and officers. At the close of the show, he explains his passion for supporting military families, giving back to say Thanks:

Terry donates 100% of the profit he receives from sales of his merchandise to military charities.  The primary charities include wonderful organizations such as The Airpower Foundation and Snowball Express. –terryfator.com

Buy tickets to A Very Terry Christmas starting at $60 plus tax and fees and a VIP experience for $150

The VIP experience includes premium seating, an autographed photo, a souvenir program and a complimentary drink. (The slushies actually look gigantic! We’re talking bigger than a pint glass…maybe 24 oz?!)

Again, really no bad seats in the house and this is a must-see show! Please tag us when you attend – we would love to see your pictures! #lvmsentus @vegasmomsblog on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat

Connect with Terry Fator on social media too!

Facebook.com/TerryFator

Twitter @terryfator

Instagram @terryfator

When you do attend his show, I encourage you to please rate your experience on Trip Advisor too! I know I read reviews before I go places – it helps so much!

Merry Christmas! What are your favorite Christmas songs?!

 

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Meet Our Writers: Barb Meets Las Vegas

I moved to Las Vegas in the mid-1990s, because my husband had a great job offer. Stepping off the plane well after midnight in July, it felt like a giant blow dryer was in operation.

My first thought? We’re moving to hell!

Fast forward a couple of decades, a couple of sons, several pets, and a few career fields. I am no longer fazed by 115° days, slot machines in the grocery stores, or the lack of lakes (native Minnesotan here). I publicly chuckle at all the people who think 60° is freezing – as I surreptitiously put on an extra sweater.

Apparently, somewhere between Honeymoon in Vegas and The Hangover, I became a local.

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Barb and LarryWhen I worked at resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, visitors would ask: “Do you live here?” I buried the urge to answer, “No, I commute daily from LA.”

Yes, people live in Las Vegas. Normal people. You might have a different opinion if you spent some time in my home, but humor me, please.

We have schools and parks. Grocery stores and veterinarians.

No, I do not live in a casino, and no, I do not eat at Mario Batali’s restaurants every day. But I do get out and about, so here are five of my favorite local places. Most are family-friendly. All make me smile.

1. Luv-It Frozen Custard.
This family-owned business has been scooping deliciousness for generations. There is no seating available, but you will be so enamored with your custard you won’t even notice.
505 E Oakey Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89104  (702) 384-6452

2. Roos-N-More Zoo
Roos-N-More is not currently able to host visitors at their home near Moapa. However, they can bring animals to you, or look for them at local public events. Lemurs, a Capuchin monkey, and a kangaroo joey are just some of the possibilities. For some inexplicable reason, the Caphucin monkey is inseparable from his otter friend. Squee!
746 Snowden Ranch Rd, Moapa, NV 89025     (702) 467-3585

3. Rocket Fizz
Even if you aren’t a candy or soda fanatic, Rocket Fizz will make you wax nostalgic for your childhood. With such a large variety of sweet treats, make sure to allow enough time to browse.
9410 W. Sahara Ave. #120, Las Vegas, NV 89117     (702) 889-4292
8878 S. Eastern Ave., #102,
Las Vegas. NV 89123     (702) 998-0815

4. Gilcrease Orchard
Pick your own ripe, seasonal produce. We picked a ton o’ garden-fresh tomatoes last season, which made my husband so happy he almost cried.
7800 N Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89131     (702) 409-0655

5. Peppermill Fireside Lounge
Brass? Neon? A firepit that combines fire and water? Yes, please. Classic Vegas all the way. This is a great place to have a cocktail with your honey while you pretend you are on your way to see the Rat Pack perform.
2985 Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89103     (702) 735-4177

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Dating My Man in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Locals, Date Night, The Strip

Las Vegas locals, date nightDespite what people might think, this town is awesome for happily married couples! When living in Las Vegas you can never run out of things to do. There are some of the best restaurants in the whole country in Vegas and some of the best shows too!

Date Night, Las Vegas LocalsWhen my husband and I decide to go on a date the hardest part is narrowing our choices down.  Some of my favorite upscale restaurants in Vegas are La Cave, STK, and the SW steakhouse. STK is perfect for a more fun lively evening. They have great music blasting and the food is amazing! La Cave is a little more laid back but perfect for a more romantic, sexy evening, my favorite time of the year to go there is during the summer when I can sit out on the patio. Lastly, the SW steakhouse isLas Vegas Locals, Date Night, The Strip extremely elegant and perfect for an anniversary. The food is perfection and it is as fancy as it gets! Now if you are not looking to take out a second mortgage to pay for your dinner there are lots of other super fun dates to go on here in Vegas. At New York New York there is a dueling piano bar, one of my most favorite dates was spent singing the night away with a crowd of people. Also we have hilarious hypnotist shows! If you have never been to one of these shows I swear you will laugh so hard you will wish you were wearing Depends because you might just pee your pants! These shows are definitely very adult themed, so be warned. Another great thing to do is play tourist: It is actually so fun to walk the Strip buy a giant guitar-shaped beer slingy thing and wander in and out of the casinos. And don’t forget to stop by the Carnival Fun Mom, Date Night, Las VegasCourtyard to hear one of their live bands. Oh and if you check out Groupon there are always deals on some of the shows. most of the time you can find the show Rock Vault on Groupon. If you love classic rock you will love this show. It’s kind of like being transported back in time and going to an awesome classic rock concert. Tony and Tina’s Wedding is usually on Groupon too! Every time I go to that show I have a blast! It’s just like going to a wedding reception and you are one of the guests, but pretty much everything goes wrong and you get to be right in the middle of all of it! Oh and with your ticket you get dinner too. Las Vegas Moms, Las Vegas Dads,  Date NightThese are just a few of the fun nights you can have out with your man or woman. I look forward to posting about more of my favorite places . What are some of your favorite place to go on a date here in Las Vegas?

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