Her Vegas: The Naked Magicians, Vetri Cucina and more
No Shirt, No Pants, No Problem
Before they were the Naked Magicians, Australian performers Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne were “full-time clothed magicians,” explains Tyler, the darker-haired half of the dashing duo. “Chris was actually the first Australian magician to have his own TV series. We got together and designed our show and as it has developed and changed over five years, it’s gotten a lot naughtier and funnier.”
The Naked Magicians made their Las Vegas debut last month at MGM Grand, which Wayne described as the most exciting time of his life. But how nervous were they to get onstage for the first time on the Strip and bare it all? Nothing could compare to the first time.
“Our first show together was the most terrifying thing I’ve ever done in my life,” Wayne says. “It was like jumping out of a plane. I still remember the first time I took off my pants in the show and the audience cheered and screamed and I was terrified until that moment. Then it was like a parachute opening when you’re skydiving, and everything is going to be OK. We have 2,000 people at shows when we’re on tour and taking off your clothes with that many people cheering can make you feel invincible.”
The show at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club is much more intimate, just the way Tyler and Wayne like it. The audience is close enough to see and hear everything, but you still won’t believe how these two talented magicians can dazzle with sleight-of-hand, mind-reading and more … and they’ve got nothing up their sleeves, because there are no sleeves.
“It’s the perfect place for a couple Aussies to get naked in and make people laugh,” Tyler says. See the naked truth for yourself. –Brock Radke
MGM Grand, 10 p.m. Wed.-Mon., starting at $54.95 plus tax and fee, 21+. 866.740.7711
You can get all sorts of drinks at Margaritaville, like the Perfect margarita and the 5 O’ Clock Somewhere, a boat drink, but that’s just the start. The Volcano Nachos are considered a masterpiece by some, with the cheese and toppings evenly distributed. For a twist on dip, try the asiago crab and artichoke dip. You might not think dessert could be in the plan, but think again! Three words: Key lime pie. –Nina King
Flamingo, opens at 8 a.m. daily. 702.733.3302
Spring to Life
Feel the tensions melt away with a Himalayan Salt & Stone Massage at The Spa at Aria. The 50- or 80-minute treatment helps to increase circulation. And The Spa at New York-New York has the Get Up & Glow Firming Facial, which starts with a green tea milk wash and berry tonic spritz. The facial also uses a caramel coffee sugar exfoliation, dark chocolate enzyme mask and botanical milk moisturizer. –Kiko Miyasato
Aria, 702.590.9600; New York-New York, 702.740.6955
A Toast to Talent
Palms’ Italian restaurant Vetri Cucina hosts cookbook author, journalist and educator Katie Parla as she shares recipes from her new cookbook, Food of the Italian South. The one-night-only event includes either a five-course tasting menu or a la carte, and dishes include Potenza-style chicken, Tropea onion soup and lemon cream-filled puff pastry. –KM
Palms, 5:30 p.m. April 3, $130 tasting menu, prices vary for a la carte items. 702.944.5900