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Strip Scribbles: International Beer Day, National Tequila Day, Alibi, Matthew Koma, AVN Novelty Expo


Shane Sice, 25, of Ireland, pictured here Friday, March 8, 2013, is part of the exchange program at Ri Ra Irish Pub in Mandalay Place in Las Vegas.

Ri Ra's Irish Exchange

Bernadette O'Gorman, 28, of Ireland, is part of the exchange program at Ri Ra Irish Pub in Mandalay Place in Las Vegas on Friday, March 8, 2013. Launch slideshow »

Drink up! On Friday, Aug. 1, partygoers can raise a pint to International Beer Day with an #InstaGuinness party at Ri Ra Las Vegas in Mandalay Place.

The celebration marks the popular Irish pub’s fourth year as an official IBD participant and is the only soiree registered in Las Vegas. The #InstaGuinness party is from 6 to 8 p.m. and includes a free pint of Guinness and complimentary appetizers for attendees.

Additionally, the first 15 guests to arrive at the party will receive a free beer flight. Raffle prizes will be featured throughout the evening, including a $50 gift card to the pub. Now that’s reason to celebrate!

TEQUILA! Thursday is National Tequila Day and in celebration, Milagro Tequila invites tequila enthusiasts to get their drink on (as long as it doesn’t make their clothes fall off) at Nacho Daddy.

The original Nacho Daddy in Henderson and sister hotspot in downtown Las Vegas will be serving $8 Chili Ancho Milagro Margaritas and $5 shots of Milagro Silver all day. When the sun sets, the action will get hotter as both locations will have complimentary salsa-dancing lessons from 8 to 9 p.m. and a DJ spinning until midnight.

The event is free and open to everyone ages 21 and older.

Jabbawockeez Prism at Luxor: Opening Night

The Jabbawockeez's opening night of their new show Launch slideshow »

FOR THE CHILDREN: Excalibur headliners Jabbawockeez are performing Sunday morning at 10 at Royal Resort for an audience from Opportunity Village, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, New Zealand Basketball Academy and Team Focus.

The “America’s Best Dance Crew” Season 1 champions also will take part in a meet-and-greet and be available for autographs and photos. Britney Spears and Lada Gaga impersonators will kick off the entertainment at 9:45 a.m.

Sapphire Pool and Day Club Grand Opening

Gretchen Rossi and Sapphire models at Sapphire Pool & Day Club's grand opening on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Launch slideshow »

GET SPANKED! Nick Cannon’s “Wild’n Out” host Spanky Hayes hosts Sapphire Comedy Hour this Saturday featuring comedians Donnie Johnson and Angie Crum, magician MonDre and burlesque star Kalani Koconuts at Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club.

Hayes stars in the new film “School Dance” with Kevin Hart, Mike Epps and Katt Williams.

2014 AVN Awards: Red Carpet

Aiden Ashley and Dave Navarro arrive on the red carpet for the 2014 AVN Awards on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas. Launch slideshow »

PLAN AHEAD: The AVN Novelty Expo returns to the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas in January and this time takes over the entire Paradise Tower for its three-day run. Only members of the industry will be granted access to the Paradise Tower throughout the show.

Exhibitors will set up shop in Festival Hall, Fuel Cafe and the Paradise Tower lobby, while Vibe, AVN’s specialized meeting program, will take place in three floors of meetings rooms in the tower.

DO YOU HAVE AN ALIBI? Alibi Cocktail Lounge, a 24-hour cocktail lounge, is set to open at Aria this fall. Celebrating premium spirits, imaginative ingredients and stylized opulence, Alibi aims to offer a sophisticated alternative to the mega-nightclub scene.

Alibi will be located at Aria’s casino floor near north valet.

NEW SURRENDER RESIDENT: Matthew Koma, one of the biggest voices in EDM also as a writer and producer, kicks off a mini-residency at Surrender and Encore Beach Club on Friday, July 25, when he makes his Las Vegas debut spinning a DJ set at Surrender.

Additional dates are being scheduled.


ESPN begins its TV coverage of the 2014 World Series of Poker, with the first two of what will be 24 episodes from the record-breaking event that commenced Memorial Day Weekend in Atlantic City before moving to the Rio.

Todd Glass and David Gee headline at the Improv at Harrah’s through Sunday.

‘Sydney After Dark’

Dancers rehearse for the new production “Sydney After Dark” on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Planet Hollywood. Launch slideshow »


As Robin Leach continues his European vacation, our series of guest columnists continues with comedian, and former Flamingo headliner, George Wallace and Belinda Chapple, who is heading up the new topless show “Sydney After Dark” at Planet Hollywood.

Robin Leach contributed to this report even though he is reportedly on vacation in Europe.

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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