Take a juicy Bite
out of Halloween

Oct 16, 2006 3:40 AM

I visited the Stratosphere last week and was pleasantly surprised. Halloween rapidly approaching and the Stratosphere is ready, vampires and all. The show is called "Bite." What is "Bite?" Well, this show has it all. "Bite" is an erotic, sensual topless review based on evil vampires with a simple story line of sin, sex and seduction. It is campy as can be and I found myself leaving the theater humming some of the music from the show, classic rock songs from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Who could forget "I Want To Rock," "Satisfaction," "Born To Be Wild," "Stuck In The Middle" and "Welcome To My Nightmare," just to name a few. I was treated to dinner by Mark Massimino, the entertainment director of the Stratosphere. We dined at the Top of the Stratosphere with the producer of the show, Tim Molyneux. Great food, great show. Your columnist says see this show and take a Bite out of life!

Ghosts, ghouls, goblins and other creatures of the night can be seen now through Oct. 31 at Strip hotels. Studio 54 hosts the ninth annual Nightmare on 54th Street beginning Oct. 26, recreating scenes each night from Halloween classics Michael Jackson’s "Thriller" and Lou Adler’s "Rocky Horror Picture Show."

On Oct. 31, the 40th annual Beaux Arts Ball, the most extravagant costume ball the city has to offer, takes place with Studio 54 performers and cast members from a variety of shows coming together to benefit Golden Rainbow, the local organization that helps men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in the Las Vegas community.

Fright Dome is back at The Adventuredome at Circus Circus with guests, haunted houses, freak shows, rides and a new maze. Adding to the nightly entertainment is The Enigma, a man with horns surgically embedded into his skull and completely tattooed from head to toe in blue jigsaw puzzle pieces. The Four Seasons hosts its sixth annual "Four Seasons 5K Halloween Run" Saturday. The event includes a 400 yard Mini Monster Dash, a costume contest for children and pets, face painting, carnival games, a bounce house, music and a bake sale. Call 632-5333 or online at www.active.com to register. All proceeds from the $30 registration fee go to the UNLV Cancer Research Center.

Monster Mayhem — the collaboration of two of Las Vegas’ longest running Halloween entertainment providers with a combined 18 years of Halloween experience in Las Vegas — brings Las Vegas the most horrifying collection of haunted houses ever unleashed on Southern Nevada. There are seven complete, decaying haunted houses. Monster Mayhem, located at the 215 Freeway and Las Vegas Blvd, is also attempting to set the Guinness Book World Record as the Worlds Largest Outdoor Haunt. As each haunted house takes approximately 10 minutes to navigate, patrons must be sure to allow at least 3 hours soaking in all the carnage. Monster Mayhem, the Haunted Village is open through Halloween Night.

Frank Marino, the most accomplished female impersonator in the world is Joan Rivers in "La Cage" at the Riviera. La Cage recreates memorable scenes from movies and concerts. The acts are incredible and the wardrobe -- fabulous!

The world’s best dancers are at the Luxor Theater in "Burn the Floor." This show has been held over and is a must see. The show has toured the world and had extended engagements in Biloxi and Reno as well as Busch Gardens in Florida. The show is produced by Harley Medcalf, a former "Lord of the Dance" producer. Famous rock and pop hits are mixed in with instrumentals and ballroom and Latin dancing at its best. Sexy, sultry and very well produced.

Liza Minnelli got a big welcome back to Las Vegas with three sold out shows at the Luxor. She’ll return Thanksgiving weekend. Reports were that she was classic old Vegas and that she knocked everyone’s socks off with her vocal and dance abilities.

The Café Bobariba in the Fashion Show Mall is featuring Alex Fox Firday and Saturday for your pleasure on the patio. If you like gypsy dancing and music, he is the best. He will be dancing with his wife. They dance the Flamenco and Mediterranean style dance. Alex Fox is well known in Florida for his singing as well as his dancing. Tony Maffai is his manager. First show is at 7:30 with three shows a night.

Cavalia, the spectacular equestrian odyssey, featuring 49 magnificent horses and 35 will be presented under its majestic White Big Top at the Rio starting Nov. 16. Cavalia combines the equestrian and performing arts. The extravaganza explores the relationship between humans and horses throughout history, while showcasing different disciplines. Acrobats, aerialists, dancers, musicians and riders share the stage with man’s greatest conquest: the horse. Spectators are transported to dream-like virtual settings, created by a combination of sets, multimedia projections, lighting and special effects.

To all my fans, I do want to thank all my fans and supports for thoughts and prayers.