Shows slash ticket prices to the bone

Jan 15, 2002 5:00 AM

We all love the shows in Las Vegas but sometimes ticket prices can be a bit steep. Now might be a great time to see some of those shows, whose ticket prices are among the lowest ever, courtesy of The Animal Foundation of Nevada’s, “Night of Hope.”

Once a year they make special arrangements with the showrooms and hotels to offer greatly reduced ticket prices to benefit their charity, and consumers can reap the rewards. There is actually quite a long list of shows available at reduced prices, but they move quickly.  Some dates are available for show seats through May of 2002, but all are at least available through the end of January.  Here are some excellent discounts, with the regular ticket price shown in parenthesis. Steve Wyrick at the Sahara $16. ($45.95;) or The Rat Pack $20. ($45.95;) Storm at Mandalay Bay $28 ($71.50;) Melinda at the Venetian $20. ($55;) Lord of the Dance at New York, New York $35 ($59;) Follies Bergere at the Tropicana $28 ($51.45;) or Lance Burton at the Monte Carlo for $30 ($62.45.)  All tickets must be purchased at Von’s Supermarket outlets throughout the valley. For more information call The Night of Hope hotline at 702-393-1111.

On to a few food specials this week, check out the Skyline Casino & Restaurant in Henderson for their latest promotional offerings like, a 20 ounce Porterhouse Steak deal for $5.95 that includes the all-you-can-eat salad bar. It’s available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with the salad bar, or 24 hours a day as a meal without the salad bar.  They also have a complete Prime Rib dinner served 24/7 for the same price and salad bar deal.  A breakfast special for under a buck, (99 cents to be exact,) is served late night from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m. and the daily lunch buffet, served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., is only $3.95 and includes your choice of beverage.

For a little free sight seeing, stop in at Main Street Station, in downtown Las Vegas, on the corner of Main and Stewart.  They have a free guide to their many artifacts, antiques and artworks that are located and displayed in and around the hotel casino. There are many interesting pieces on display for your observation and viewing entertainment, even including a portion of The Berlin Wall. Pick up the free, brochure guide booklet from the bell desk or hotel registration lobby area. (If you go, be sure to stop by the Triple 7 Micro Brew Pub for some awesome suds! They often receive some special awards for some of their unusual blends of home made brews. The dark, Black Chip Cherry Stout is a favorite of mine.)

Until next week”¦Eat well, play well, stay well.