Friday, June 26, 2009 | 1:03 p.m.
If You Go
- What: David Osborne
- When: 8 p.m. to 12:45 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 8:45 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sundays and Mondays
- Where: Petrossian Bar, Thurs. – Sat.; Baccarat Bar, Sun., Mon., Bellagio
David Osborne sometimes bills himself as the "Pianist to the Presidents." After a recent trip to the Philippines he might add "and to First Ladies."
At the end of a benefit concert Sunday at the historic Manila Hotel (where Gen. Douglas MacArthur stayed for six years during World War II), former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos joined him onstage, presented him with a lei and declared she now has two favorite pianists — Van Cliburn and Osborne.
"She's very flirtatious for an 80-year-old," Osborne said of the widow of dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
The sold-out concert was a benefit for the construction of the Scala Santa Chapel in Monte Maria Batangas, a project of Father Fernando Suarez.
Osborne, who was a pianist at Caesars Palace for 13 years, performs five nights a week at the Bellagio.
Osborne has performed for Presidents Reagan, Clinton, Carter and both Bushes. He will perform a birthday concert for former President Jimmy Carter, who will be 85 on Oct. 1.
Details: 8 p.m. to 12:45 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Petrossian Bar, and 8:45 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sundays and Mondays, Baccarat Bar, Bellagio.
Rolling the Dice
If You Go
- What: Comedian Andrew Dice Clay
- When:10:30 tonight through Sunday; Thursday through July 5
- Where: Steve Wyrick Theater, Miracle Mile Shops
After a successful engagement at a Palazzo lounge, smutty comedian Andrew Dice Clay is going to take his chances at the Steve Wyrick Theater in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood – a venue that has seen more than its share of shows coming and going in the past couple of years.
Clay recently appeared on the TV series "Celebrity Apprentice" with Donald Trump and the HBO series "Down and Dirty."
Details: 10:30 tonight through Sunday and Thursday through July 5; Steve Wyrick Theater, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood; $49.99 to $150; 777-9974 or go to stevewyricktheatre.com.
If You Go
- What: "Marriage Can Be Murder "
- When:6:30 p.m. nightly
- Where: Fitzgeralds Showroom
- Admission: $44.95 for Nevada residents, $54.95 and $69.95 for tourists
The interactive dinner-show "Marriage Can Be Murder," most recently at the Four Queens, opens at Fitzgeralds Monday.
The husband and wife team Eric and Jayne Post created the production more than 20 years ago in California and brought it to Las Vegas about 10 years ago.
This award-winning comedy is an interactive, comedy, murder mystery, dinner show experience where the actors are planted among the unsuspecting guests.
The main cast includes a police officer and his ditsy assistance who carry the story line in a tongue-in-cheek manner through a three-course meal.
Details: "Marriage Can Be Murder"; 6:30 p.m. nightly; Fitzgeralds Showroom; $44.95 for Nevada residents, $54.95 and $69.95 for tourists; 388-2222.
The D Las Vegas is the new revved-up name for a longtime downtown Las Vegas hotel, Fitzgeralds, which had been in operation since 1987.
Owner Derek Stevens rebranded and refurbished the hotel in fall 2012 to give it a motor city theme, using the nickname of his beloved city, Detroit, for the name of the new hotel. He also brought in two restaurant favorites from Detroit: American Coney Island and Joe Vicari's Andiamo Italian Steakhouse.
The property features 638 remodeled contemporary rooms and suites. The unique two-level casino included slots and table games. Dancing dealers are featured on the first floor. And the second floor transports guests back in time to old-school Vegas with its Vintage Casino.
The casino also features the LONGBAR, the longest bar in Nevada, where sports fans can watch games on big screen TVs. Outside on Fremont Street, D Bar invites guests and passerby alike to enjoy refreshing frozen libations and specialty cocktails as talented, trickster bartenders send bottles and glasses flying through the air.
The Showroom at the D features the interactive comedy show, "Marriage Can Be Murder," where guests can be part of the mystery.
Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio overlooks a Mediterranean-blue, 8 ½-acre lake, where fountains perform a magnificent aquatic ballet choreographed to music and lights.
Within Bellagio are award-winning dining experiences including two AAA Five Diamond restaurants, Julian Serrano's Picasso and Le Cirque from the renowned Maccioni family.
Bellagio is home to an impressive collection of luxury retailers including Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Breguet, Prada, Fred Leighton, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Hermès and OMEGA.
A world-class art gallery, the exquisite Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the stunning “O” by Cirque du Soleil, a luxurious spa and salon, dynamic nightlife at The Bank, Hyde Bellagio and Lily Bar & Lounge and an elegant casino all add to the extraordinary Bellagio experience.