Since its conception as a Hollywood street stand in 1939, Pink's Hot Dogs has served as a refueling station for celebrities. Jack Nicholson, Ozzy Osbourne, and Kim Kardashian have all eaten its signature franks, either at the original LA locale or the new Vegas venue in the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Today, two types of dogs populate the menu: classic dogs and Pink's special dogs. The first collection hosts traditional bun-and-beef offerings such as polish sausages, chili dogs, and Chicago-style dogs, onto which guests can pile their preferred toppings. The special dogs, however, defy convention. Inside the Three Dog Night's tortilla, american cheese, bacon, and chili surround a trio of hot dogs. Guacamole and jalapeños imbue the Spicy Mojave dog with southern zest, and the Showgirl dog adds sauerkraut and sour cream to its traditional fixings before wrapping itself in a bun or single fishnet stocking. Sodas, frozen pink lemonade cocktails, and a collection of domestic beers complement hot dogs of all kinds.
Sonny Barton and sommelier Chris Hammond believe that atmosphere and music can have just as much effect on the wine tasting experience as quality wine. Through Rock 'n Roll Wine, the duo have created a concert and wine tasting hybrid where guests sample varietals from around the globe as live musicians shake fuzz out of their hair on stage. Along with local talent, platinum recording artists such as Sugar Ray, OK Go, and Third Eye Blind have played Rock 'n Roll Wine's annual Wine Amplified Festival and weekly Friday concerts at M Resort. Sonny and Chris' other events including Thursday night wine lounge events, where DJs spin the latest indie, hip-hop, and alternative tunes at revolving venues. Outside of Vegas, they conduct monthly wine events through Las Vegas, Ann Arbor, and Los Angeles. Wherever the outing, you can try one of the twosome's handcrafted Napa Valley wines, all of which come with a suggested song pairing that can be heard if you press your ear against the bottle.
Youngsters dressed in slippers, tights, and tulle prance across Fairytales & Tutus' shiny studio floor during Fairytale Ballet classes, wherein costumes, tales, and dance instruction combine to treat tots to interactive storybook adventures. Instructors kick off classes by teaching basic ballet positions, traveling steps, and terminology to students before transitioning into story time. As the fairytale unfurls, the young dancers act out the plotline using the techniques they just learned. Scarves, magic wands, and other fanciful props add extra flavor to the 45-minute-long imaginative stews. Classes are split by age group into fairies (3–4) and princesses (4–6), meeting once a week. View the schedule for class times here.
Zipping into Sin City for the ninth consecutive year, the GEICO MiniMotoSX racing event showcases the small-scale horsepower of more than 500 riders gathered from across the globe. Ten separate classes, including youth, women, and expert racers, will joust wheel-to-wheel throughout the evening, vying for cash prizes while trying to jettison reigning champions from their thrones. Expert rider Willy Browning returns to the track after an unblemished showing in 2011, when he not only avoided the temptation to throw banana peels under his competitors' tires, but also captured a trio of titles from three different divisions. Adding to the buzz of this year's races, a unique track is set to present riders with a lineup of freshly polished challenges, including a starting gate located outside the arena and an over-under bridge that may or may not be guarded by a mud-flinging troll.
A nationally touring comedian and the author of the award-winning young-adult self-help novel Don't Feed the Bully, Brad Tassell brings his signature brand of inspirational comedy to each "Comic Therapy Group Session." Both a spoof of and tribute to the traditional group therapy session, Tassell's one-hour act summons up laughs from deep within bellies while also striving to improve attendees’ self-worth with lessons on empathy awareness and ego control. Shows start with each audience member decorating their own "thera-cookie” with a frosting design that uniquely represents them. After comic nuggets from Brad and a session of music therapy, the afternoon culminates with guests interpreting each others' cookies, learning about friends and strangers alike before chowing down on a psychological portrait more delectable than a Rorschach blot drawn in caviar.