Dad will appreciate these specials

Jun 12, 2006 4:15 AM

Enjoy some great Father’s Day discounts and specials this week!

Start with a free concert downtown at the Fremont Street Experience. Celebrating 50 years of entertainment history, Tops In Blue is proud to represent an all-active duty US Air Force special unit made up of talented amateur performers selected for their entertainment abilities. The group will perform for FREE in the 3rd Street intersection of the Fremont Street Experience, Saturday, June 17, from 8-10 p.m.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum at The Venetian will offer all fathers one free admission on Fathers Day, with the purchase of another admission. Recently, original "Phantom" star Michael Crawford’s likeness has been added to the attraction. Their "Legends of Vegas" attraction will coincide with the upcoming Andrew Lloyd Webber production at the Venetian’s new theatre.

Hone your video poker skills. Learn the "Secrets of a Video Poker Winner" from expert, Bob Dancer, on Wednesday, June 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Clark County Library (on Flamingo one block east of Maryland). This is part of an ongoing series featuring local Las Vegas authors and admission is FREE.

Ellis Island Casino and Brewery always serves a special meal on holidays. For Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18, the special will be a veal chop dinner served with soup or salad, broccoli and Crème Fraiche au gratin potatoes for $9.95 per person. Included will be German chocolate cake for dessert, plus all dads will receive a complimentary EIB beer with their dinner. Serving hours will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Magic Star and Gold Rush Casinos will be serving a dad’s day special of baby back ribs with corn on the cob, French fries and baked beans for $8.99.

A new restaurant called the Cockeyed Clam has opened inside the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino. The extensive menu embodies New England-style cooking beginning with its signature secret recipe — hot and steamy clam chowder, made with special herbs and fresh cherrystone clams flown in from New England. Cockeyed Clam, located in the space previously occupied by Seahouse on the fifth floor of the Pagoda Tower, is open for dinner at 5 p.m. Friday through Tuesday.