Thursday, June 2, 2016 | 1:58 p.m.
The Burlesque Hall of Fame starts its four-day, bump-and-grind weekend of parties for the 26th Annual Miss Exotic World contest and 59th Annual Titans of Tease Striptease reunion.
It’s one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious burlesque gatherings and longest running since 1957. The glamour girls teasing their take-it-off clothes at the Orleans include veteran redhead Tempest Storm and “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace delight Melody Sweets.
In addition to a Bare Cats Bowling Invitational, the Miss Exotic World pageant attracts performers from as far away as Australia, Japan and Yugoslavia. It all serves as a fundraiser for the Burlesque Hall of Fame, a museum, featuring the history and artists of the modern art form of burlesque, to be headquartered here in a new location in the Las Vegas Arts District.
Sunday’s All-Star Icons gala rounds out the festivities with the largest gathering of Miss Exotic Worlds in history. Note: The Orleans has issued a dress code of no pasties and no G-strings. You must wear at least the equivalent of a swimsuit.
Heart plays House of Blues at Mandalay Bay.
The 11th Annual Global Citizenship Collective art exhibit celebrating the artistic creativity of Cirque du Soleil employees is at Eden Art Studio and Gallery downtown.
Texas country artist Kevin Fowler plays Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at the Linq Promenade.
And it’s Movie Night at Container Park downtown.
Our preview of Sunday’s 2016 Miss USA Pageant and the Steve Harvey surprise that co-hosts Julianne Hough and Terrence “J” plan to pull off during the Fox telecast.
Plus, our regular Weekend Celebrity Preview highlights comedians Jay Leno and Wayne Brady, country star Dwight Yoakam singing for his supper for two nights at the Venetian and DJ Pauly D spinning at Rehab in the Hard Rock Hotel with new love Danity Kane singer and former “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood headliner Aubrey O’Day on his arm.
Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” fame has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past 15 years giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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True to its namesake, The Orleans gives visitors a year-round Mardi Gras feeling with a New Orleans French Quarter environment.
Located just a short way from the center of gambling on the Strip, The Orleans offers a collection of attractions that helps to draw in a mix of locals and visitors.
In addition to the 1,885 hotel rooms and 134,000-square foot casino, the property has a 70-lane bowling center, an 18-screen movie theater, an 850-seat showroom and a 9,500-seat arena, home to the Las Vegas Wranglers hockey team.
The hotel also has 14 dining options, including Canal Street, The Prime Rib Loft, Koji Sushi Bar & China Bistro and Big Al’s Oyster Bar.