Her Vegas: 'Chippendales The Show,' Sip & Savor and more
Sights to Remember
The lights go down, the music hits a crescendo and two guys wearing all black slide across the stage. Two more follow. The lighting is still dim, but as the surroundings get brighter, it’s a bevy of men wearing identical black sleeveless hoodies. Their names are announced, and they step into the spotlight and unzip to show off chiseled six-pack abs and astounding good looks. This is Chippendales The Show, and it’s time to grab your girls and check it out.
The 75-minute, fully choreographed show at Rio promises an evening of libido-elevating thrills and bedroom desires come to life. There are plenty of different looks and personalities. Sit back before the show starts to watch videos of photo shoots with such hunks as Jon Howes, Matt Marshall, Ryan Worley, Ryan Kelsey and James Davis so you can pick out your favorite. Whatever you choose, there’s a man to provide that perfect fantasy.
Does yours involve construction workers? Chippendales has you (un)covered. Fluorescent orange sledgehammers and welding tools shooting off sparks never looked so sexy. Cowboys? They’ll wrap a lady up in a rope to Big & Rich’s “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy).” Firemen? Fantasy realized, complete with full firefighting gear, but good luck extinguishing your excitement.
You’ll also see dance styles that vary from hip-hop to modern and more. And the music itself is always changing to reflect what’s hot on the charts. “The show is for everyone 18 to 100,” says Davis. “We make sure the girls have a good time and let out their wild spirit.”
And the show is full of surprises, continually hosting a who’s who of pop culture personalities. Past guests have included everyone from Tyson Beckford and Perez Hilton to Antonio Sabato Jr. and Dancing With the Stars’ Tony Dovolani. And in April, Jersey Shore’s Vinny Guadagnino will join the cast for an extended run.
“I have spent a lot of time in Vegas, I love it there,” says Guadagnino. “Now, to be cast as guest host of Chippendales–Wow! Let’s do this! I guess my ‘Keto Guido’ diet is working!”
Whether it’s a bachelorette party, a birthday or a mother/daughter night out, go have some fun, Vegas-style. –Las Vegas Magazine Staff
Rio, 8:30 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 8:30 & 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $54.95-$82.30 plus tax and fee, 18+. 702.777.2782
Help raise awareness and funds for Keep Memory Alive that supports the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. On Feb. 12, chef Wolfgang Puck invites guests to his Sip & Savor event at his restaurant Lupo. Your ticket includes an evening of Italian food and wine set up in a dine-around experience where chefs from around the Strip will whip up decadent dishes, including desserts. –Kiko Miyasato
Mandalay Bay, 6 p.m. Feb. 12, $175 & $225 VIP. eventbrite.com
Celebrate the Year of the Pig when you step inside the new Chinese New Year display at Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Highlights include a replica of Macau’s Golden Lotus Statue flanked by Chinese lions and the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees with a flower pagoda. Catch a glimpse of the cute piglets, eight of them representing luck, watched over by mother and father pig. –Kiko Miyasato
Bellagio, open 24 hours, free to view
For you and your sweetie on Valentine’s Day, book the 80-minute restorative massage, specially priced at $375 per couple, at The Spa at The Linq. Enjoy the side-by-side massage that uses Swedish technique and a vanilla body butter to leave the skin smooth. For no extra cost each person can pick two elevation treatments to add on like sinus relief, puffy eye treatment, foot scrub or Himalayan salt stones. –Kiko Miyasato
The Linq Hotel, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, 18+. 702.794.3242