Her Vegas: 'Miss Behave Gameshow,' 'Cocktail Cabaret' and more
Miss Behave was working as a waitress in England when she met you; “you” being the audiences she began enchanting through improv comedy. The venues change and the faces never stay the same at The Miss Behave Gameshow, but the contagious sideshow spirit exuded by glittering host Miss Behave and her mad majordomo Tiffany infects crowds in every country she’s held court. Her cardboard-crap aesthetic has caught on and the duchess of mildly degenerate behavior is reaching a new level of confidence in her adopted home of The Back Room inside Bally’s Las Vegas.
“I’ve discovered that the craft here, with the interactive game show, is playing that room,” says Amy Saunders, who becomes possessed by Miss Behave nightly. “Not a generic idea of what the show should be. You don’t impose it on anyone because it’s interactive, for God’s sake.”
That means if the audience is subdued, she rolls with it. If they catch the fever and clothes start to come off, great. “Every single response is correct because I can’t stand enforced participation,” says Saunders. Miss Behave really doesn’t have to “make” anyone do anything, including the often under-clothed Tiffany. With his moustache waxed out like foot-long sabers, he dances with hype-man abandon and handles the crude signs that indicate the game being played, which may include “Guilty Pleasures Round” and “Vegas on a Budget.” The audience is divided in half between guests with iPhones and guests with Androids or other phones lesser mortals carry. Winners score points, quite arbitrarily. Losers score points. Points are scored for no reason at all until the point of points becomes pointless, which is the point.
Then there’s Miss Behave herself, who looks like a rose belongs clenched between her teeth during a tango but prefers to pull them through a hole in her tongue. She’s grown accustomed to Las Vegas and Vegas audiences and plans on sticking around for the long run, evolving her show’s approach and aesthetic like a restaurant revises a menu or a nightclub gets a design makeover. But her vision of customizing each episode to the mood she senses from the audience will remain constant. –Matt Kelemen
Bally’s, 8 p.m. Wed.-Sun., $49 plus tax and fee, 21+. 702.777.2782
In honor of the winter solstice, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel offers a free yoga class on Dec. 21, compliments of popular activewear brand Lululemon. The 60-minute guided meditation and yoga session will be set next to a flowing waterfall and gardens on the property’s Fountain Terrace. Guests will also receive a complimentary gift of sage and either a moonstone or sunstone bracelet. –Kiko Miyasato
Four Seasons Hotel, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 21, free. 702.632.5000
Kick the evening off at The Cocktail Cabaret inside Las Vegas’ first themed lounge, Cleopatra’s Barge. The intimate, vintage setting is the perfect spot to sit back with a cocktail and listen to some of the town’s most talented performers sing both classic and modern tunes, all backed by a live band and world-renowned pianist Philip Fortenberry. –Kiko Miyasato
Caesars Palace, 6 p.m. Wed.-Sat., $39-$59 VIP plus tax and fee, 21+. 702.777.2782
Dine in Style
When you step through the doors of Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar, you’re immediately transported back in time to the swank steakhouses of Chicago, where the brand planted its roots. The plush banquet seating, sounds of jazz and swanky decor set the tone for decadent classic American fare. After dinner, try and find the hidden lounge. –Kiko Miyasato
Park MGM, 5-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 5-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 702.730.6700