Let's pool to Mandalay

Aug 26, 2008 7:00 PM

On the Cheap by H Scot Krause | What a September! Movies on a beach to White Castle in a casino

Mandalay Bay Beach is inviting Las Vegas tourists and locals alike to grab a beach towel, don their flip-flops and dive into a free movie.

Throughout September, guests age 21 and older will be able to watch classic movies while floating in Mandalay Bay’s wave pool, lounging beachside on real sand or playing volleyball and ping pong. Here’s a look at what will be playing:

Friday, Sept. 5: "Old School"

Friday, Sept. 12: "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off"

Friday, Sept. 19: "Pulp Fiction"

Friday, Sept. 26: "American Pie"

Gates open at 8 p.m. Show time is 9 p.m. All scheduled movies are rated R for adult material.

The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino has announced an end-of-summer free concert at Voodoo Beach this Thursday featuring Hawthorne Heights with special guests The Day After. Gates open at 6 p.m. Guests can obtain free tickets with a printed voucher from: www.area1079.com or www.spyonvegas.com

Hawthorne Heights is an emo, pop-punk band originating from Dayton, Ohio. Earlier this month the group released their third studio album "Fragile Future" on Victory Records. The band found success with both of their first two albums including "The Silence in Black and White" and "If Only You Were Lonely." They are well-known for their 2006 single "Saying Sorry."

The Day After is a three-piece female rock band from Las Vegas that is known for heavy guitar and wailing vocals. After their original drummer and guitarist left, they made their name on the festival circuit at South by Southwest 2005, the 8th Annual Bite of Las Vegas, and the 2006 ROCKRGRL Conference in Seattle and were quickly signed to Gotham Records.

This is the final week for the Crazy Horse Paris ticket special for Las Vegas locals at the MGM Grand. MGM Grand’s Crazy Horse Paris presents "Local’s Appreciation Month" in August with 2-for-1 ticket pricing. Tickets are $50.50 and $60.50 including tax and fees. Local residents must show their Nevada state ID to receive the discount.

Terrible’s Primm Valley Casino Resorts is giving 500 free concert tickets to every show through the end of the year. Visit the website www.primmconcerts.com for info.

In honor of Labor Day, the El Cortez will be serving free White Castle hamburgers to its Club Cortez members playing table games or slot machines from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 1.