WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge!
IF YOU FIND yourself wondering how quickly time flies, join Carmen Electra, who just celebrated her 40th birthday. The playmate, Baywatch babe (Leilani McKenzie) and co-creator of the “me marry you short time” celebrity wedding with Dennis Rodman made a wish and blew out the candles at the Crazy Horse III Gentlemen’s Club.
HIPSTERS KNOW all about flash mobs and cash mobs, but did you ever hear of a shimmy mob? As you might guess, it’s a combination of flash and cash performed by belly dancers doing a choreographed group routine to raise funds for a good cause. The group premiered at the Planet Hollywood last weekend, but plans to make 100 appearances worldwide. Look for the schedule online at shimmymob.com.
THE LATEST Fremont Street attraction opened this week featuring 12 bowling lanes, billiards, 100-inch projector HD console gaming, interactive gaming chairs, tabletop board games, food, a lounge and 22 drag queens. The club’s slogan is “Making Downtown Fabulous … ONE TUCK AT A TIME.” Drink & Drag is open 4 p.m.-4 a.m. on the second floor of Neonopolis.
THE LAS VEGAS SUN lists some of Sin City’s gastronomical delights, where eating tonnage in a specified time period will get you some notoriety and a full opu. The Original Graziano’s pizza parlor offers the two-person Monster Pizza Challenge, where the pie is made from 2.5 pounds of dough, 2 pounds of mozzarella, 1.5 pounds of sauce, 2 pounds of meat and 2 pounds of cheese … do it in 45 minutes or less and it’s free. Get the link to check out the Phozilla, White Rabbit Filipino fusion burrito, 8-pound burger, Devo Hat Challenge and more at KimosVegas.com.
THE MAN WHO put Hell in the kitchen, Gordon Ramsay, opens his steak-house in Paris this week.
GAMBLE IN A TENT? That’s what the owner of the historic Moulin Rouge Casino is proposing to protect its gaming license. The temporary casino is temporarily scheduled to open and close after eight hours June 19.
HOW MUCH DOES a Vegas parking space cost? Clark County officials have just approved $500,000 to add 20 more stalls to the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign. A few bucks more than the $4,000 spent to erect it in 1959 … Perhaps we should be taking our pix with the blacktop instead?
NEVADA HAS officially become the first state to license driverless cars. The state is allowing Google to test “self-driving” Toyota Prius cars on state and local roads. About the only thing these automobiles can’t do is make a right turn on red – that’s because it’s optional for a real driver. It’s easy to spock one “robo car” – just look for the red plates with an infinity sign.
WHAT DO YOU GET the dad who has everything, including a sense of adventure? How about a wild aerobatic flight of nonstop spins, barrel rolls, hammerheads and loops high above Las Vegas as a Sky Combat Ace? They have a long list of packages ranging from Top Gun for Mavericks and Spectator packages for the folks who travel with monogrammed air-sick bags.