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Friday, Aug. 28, 2015|7:15 p.m.
. The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is the Rio’s BK Whopper Bar, which sits just across from another, um, whopper bar, the Chippendale’s theater (hashtag-SheckyKats).
In a conversation I’ll keep in mind constantly, a former visitor star of the Chippendale’s revue when informed me the BK Whopper Bar was the most helpful place to satisfy women in all of VegasVille. The theory being, the women who spill out of the Chipps’ program are all fired up– and undoubtedly submit into the Hamburger King enclave.
Uncertain how this interaction would begin– “You wan na shake?”– but that is how this chance has actually existed.
And the individual who informed me that was Jeff Timmons, who observed this cultural phenomenon when he guest-starred in the program in 2011. Timmons would go on to co-produce his own adult revue, “Male of the Strip,” which has been the focus of reports of a residency on the Strip (preferably), but nothing has yet … lined up.
Meantime, today’s Chipps visitor star is Tyson Beckford, back for his second spin through the production. A visage of Tyson leers towards the Whopper Bar, as if expecting to witness some intense connection action. No such luck, T.B. simply making paragraphs.
Let’s search the scene in other places …
– A date has actually been set for Wayne Newton’s Casa de Shenandoah museum and trip: Sept. 17. The family months ago returned to management of the well-known parcel on the corner of Pecos and Sunset roadways, and a large variety of Newton’s individual possessions, memorabilia, phase costumes (consisting of some groovy jumpsuits), automobiles, and his personal plane are to be onstage. Likewise in advancement is a documentary video of Newton’s life and career in Las Vegas. I’ll exist, a lot, in some cases simply hanging out and talking up the citizens …
– Saturday is an uncommonly percolating night around town. The AFAN Black & & White Party is upon us, again, as Help for HELP of Nevada celebrates its 31st year serving Southern Nevada. The event starts at 9 p.m. at The Joint at the Acid rock Hotel; tickets are still offered and begin at $50 (go to afanlv.org for info; tickets on-site are available at Artist Ballroom beginning Saturday at 3 p.m.). Ross Matthews hosts the entertainment component of the occasion, with dining establishments from across the city hosting the food stations. The home entertainment is more DJ-driven (but not from MC Johnny-Johnny), though Pia Zadora and our LV Weekly’s own Confessions of a Showgirl columnist Maren Wade taking the phase.
And, some fast numbers action for AFAN: This is the 29th Black & & White Party; in 2014’s event raised $130,000; more than 3,000 supporters turned out; 5,900 visitors have checked out the AFAN offices in Las Vegas; and 841 people received housing, energy, and emergency monetary help services in the previous year.
– David Perrico’s Pop Strings are playing their last night at Rocks Lounge, with Perrico and the band declining to play behind the new partition developed at the entryway of the club. The glassy send-off starts at 10:30 p.m., no cover, however kindly hit bench to assist spend for the club’s recent adjustments.
Perrico is currently building a brand-new schedule, and the Pop Strings lineup will be heard from once again, at Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center on Sept. 19. The visitors are to be “Alice– A Steampunk Concert Fantasy” singers Anne Martinez and Ashley Fuller and Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie. Strangely enough, Phillips is likewise a Rocks Lounge headliner, an area he’s held for the previous nine years, and his act is staying in its Friday night slot.
We’re feeling a new room for the strings, in a weeks-long shuffle of acts and places around town.
– Martin Kaye’s “Odd Socks” show is set for 8 p.m. Saturday at Art Square Theatre. The Jerry Lee Lewis of “Million Dollar Quartet” at Harrah’s, Kaye has actually updated his original solo show from a couple of years ago (tickets are $25, click here to do just that).
Kaye is not from around right here, as we state, an import from Manchester in England who has grown very keen on our city. His musicianship, songwriting, showmanship and enthusiasm for performing appear each time out. And, as still, take a look at the shoes.
– On the topic of moving your feet at high speed, Franky Perez and the Dirty are at Sunset Station’s Club Madrid at 10 p.m. Perez informed me one of the all-time great VegasVille stories last Monday, as well as happens to be one of the city’s most effective live entertainers. Capture him whenever you can … he interacts his art very efficiently.
– Column preferred and a good bud, Shayma Tash is taping live (which beats the option) from Inspire Theater on Monday and Tuesday nights for an approaching unique to be shopped to Netflix. I fulfilled Tash at the home of Carrot Top, strangely enough, when she was opening act in Topper’s program at Luxor. Because, I have actually captured her at Laugh Factory, Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club and the last efficiency at Riviera Funny Club. She is among the more talented standups around; her QVC-host character is particularly inspired. You’ll see her, fittingly, at Inspire.
– Lest we forget, the final performance for “Off the Record: Baz” is 8 p.m. Sunday at Light at Mandalay Bay. The cast contracts are up Monday, so we were to expect some changes in the lineup anyway. There has actually been some casual interest in the show from at least one downtown building, however the producers want this show to return to a significant venue on the Strip. The most sensible timeline I can identify for that return is in early 2016. It’s the best result of exactly what has become a bad scene at Light for a show that should have a better fate.