The following is a list of 13 Things To Do This Week In Las Vegas.
1. Pinball wizards will be happy to know that the world-famous Pinball Hall of Fame on East Tropicana Avenue. Every other machine is dark to maintain social distancing, but that still leaves plenty of classic and new pinball machines to enjoy. New hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Masks are required and no infants or strollers are allowed inside at this time.
2. If you are the king the pins, the bowling lanes at The Orleans are open for a game or three. They aren’t offering any discounts right now, but bowling is still an affordable activity for the whole family or a great idea for date night.
3. It’s still pretty darn hot out there. Don’t forget there are splash pads throughout the city. Check here for a list of where you can find them. Always free to use.
4. SeaQuest, which describes itself as a petting zoo, aquarium and feeding experience, is open at Boulevard Mall. SeaQuest is home to amphibians, birds, insects, mammals and reptiles. Even though masks and social distancing are required, the kids will still love it.
5. The Truth to Power art exhibition opens Sept. 4 at Recycled Propaganda on Main Street. The show explores how the advocacy of art can highlight social issues and include new works by Mowgli, LaRON Emcee and Recycled Propaganda.
6. If you are looking for great food and entertainment, Rose.Rabbit.Lie at The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino has it covered. Menu highlights include caviar tacos and crispy Oysters Rockefeller, Duck Confit Pasta, roasted sea scallops. Beef Wellington, porterhouse steak. Shrimp scampi, lobster fritters, mashed potatoes, truffle Mac and cheese and more Free entertainment includes singers, musicians, a tap dancer and more. Open Thursdays through Sundays.
7. The new indoor/outdoor beer garden known at The Front Yard at Ellis Island has live music starting at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There’s no admission charge and lots of great food to choose from. There’s also multiple TV and an 18-foot big screen in the two-story indoor/outdoor venue.
8. Soul of Africa Nigerian Restaurant is hosting 3rd annual ‘90s R&B All White Attire Party on Sept. 4. Free admission. Masks required. Must have table reservation.
9. Hard Rock Cafe is hosting a dinner and movie event in honor of Freddie Mercury of Queen’s birthday. Eat dinner while watching “Bohemian Rhapsody” in a socially-distant atmosphere. Full menu available. Must have table reservation.
10. Vegas Roots Community Garden is offering Glampout at the Roots on Sept. 5 — adult camping under the stars. Social distancing will be observed. It is a fundraiser for the garden. Adults only. $50.
11. Food Truck Frenzy is back at Sunset Park on Sept 7 at 4 p.m. On Sept. 9, it will take place at Hollywood Recreation Center on South Hollywood Boulevard. Admission and parking into the event are free and open to all ages. Social distancing guidelines will apply. No on-site tables or chairs will be available. 9
12. Head to Bruce Trent Park on North Rampart Boulevard on Sept. 9 for a farmers market. Local vendors with fresh produce, baked goods and artisan crafts. 2 to 6 p.m.
13. Color Me Mine in Henderson offers paint at-home kits for anyone who does not feel comfortable attending an event but still wants to paint. You can order them online and use their curbside pickup.
Thanks to the Andre Agassi Club -- Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada for their help this week.
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