Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 | 6 p.m.
With Halloween next Wednesday, it’s to be expected that our nightclubs would use this weekend to give the day of the dead a jump-start; be sure to check out our Royal Robin Rundown posted this morning of all the dress-up and dress-down costume parties.
The lusty ladies love to show off their lingerie in Las Vegas. Naughty nurses, sexy schoolteachers, lascivious librarians, curvy cops, mischievous maids and high-heeled hookers have their underwear peeking out from micro-minis and low-cut blouses. Bedroom attire has woken up and gone to the streets to replace old-fashioned spooks and skeletons.
Baci ( Italian for “kiss”) lingerie takes over Lily Bar & Lounge at the Bellagio tonight in an erotic underwear fashion show with models wearing the collections of bedroom costumes and nightclub seductions. Five-hundred styles of lingerie and accessories will be on show for three hours.
I’m not sure that Garth Brooks’ singer wife Trisha Yearwood will be at the Wynn this weekend for his next-to-last series of concerts. She’s been busy with her Food Network series “Southern Kitchen” with daughters Allie and August turning up with friend Kim LeFlore as KISS rockers prepping chicken tortilla soup for trick-or-treaters. Catch the Halloween episode at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Tattoo titan Mario Barth hosts his “Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth” at the Mirage Convention Center, and porn princess Joanna Angel will be signing autographs.
Music fans will revel in the Bob Dylan concert at Mandalay Bay, while Parrotheads will be out in force at MGM Grand Garden Arena for Jimmy Buffett’s second weekend in a row concert with his Coral Reefer Band. And superstar Sir Elton John opens the watch boutique Chopard at the Wynn on Sunday; tonight, he’s hosting a private 50th birthday celebration for husband David Furnish at the new Act in the Palazzo.
Kick back into that island state of mind with a margarita as we toast this packed weekend of ghouls, ghosts and goblins that we affectionately label each Friday as the Royal Robin Rundown.
FRIDAY, OCT. 26
Garth Brooks is at the Wynn for two nights ahead of his final show Nov. 17.
Taking Back Sunday is at Mandalay Bay.
Jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli performs the Great American Songbook at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts for two nights.
The Average White Band is still “Soul Searching” at Boulder Station.
Jonny Lang is at Green Valley Ranch.
Switchfoot with Paper Route is at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel for two nights.
Dio Disciples is at Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip.
Nashville Unplugged featuring songwriters Jon Mabe and Paul Jenkins is at GVR.
Vocalist Jennifer Keith and her classic 1940s and ’50s musical quintet are at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas all weekend.
Daniel Tosh is at the Mirage for two nights.
Ralphie May is at South Point all weekend.
Mike Wheels is at Bonkerz Comedy Club in Primm.
Adam Hunter, Gary Cannon and Tracey MacDonald are at Harrah’s Improv through Sunday.
Frances Dilorinzo and Greg Freiler are at Big Al’s Comedy Club at the Orleans all weekend.
Tickets go on sale for “The Million Dollar Quartet” beginning Feb. 4 at Harrah’s.
Tickets go on sale for Holiday Havoc 2012 featuring the Shins, Passion Pit and Youngblood Hawke at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on Dec. 6.
Tickets go on sale for Smash Magazine Presents: The Church of the Wild Ones Tour featuring Black Veil Brides’ Jan. 4 performance at Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip.
Round 3 of the 2012 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals is at the Thomas & Mack Center.
The ABBI Inaugural Derby, an afternoon showcase of the world’s best 3-year-old bucking bulls in conjunction with the PBR Touring Event, is at South Point.
The 2012 Nevada Wildfest continues at the Rio all weekend.
More than 1,000 of the top artists and vendors are expected at Mario Barth’s “Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth” at the Mirage all weekend with body piercings and tattooing techniques.
The Neon Museum, with the world’s largest collection of neon signs at more than 150 at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, has its grand opening VIP party with guests in Vintage Vegas outfits dancing to Thee Swank Bastards. Public tours start Saturday.
The Platinum Models casting call is at Lily.
The NHRA Big O Tires Nationals at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is all weekend; it’s the next-to-last Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
The Cell Phones for Soldiers Program, a drive to help members of the armed forces stay in touch with loved ones over the holidays, starts at Sam’s Town and continues through Nov. 21.
Our colleagues at Las Vegas Weekly celebrate their Booze Issue with a party at Social House in Crystals.
It’s the final weekend of Krave in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood before it move to downtown’s Neonopolis.
Nas hosts and performs at Tao in the Venetian.
Sultan + Ned Shepard are at XS in Steve Wynn’s Encore through Sunday.
SATURDAY, OCT. 27
Soak up the Margaritaville experience with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler are at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
The Temptations with Otis Williams bring 40 years of classic Motown sounds to Orleans Showroom for two nights.
Two-time Grammy Award winner Rita Coolidge is at Suncoast Showroom for two nights.
Hiroshima blends Japanese and world music at Santa Fe Station.
Ramon Ayala is at Primm Valley Resort.
Alex Christopher is at Vinyl.
OF SPECIAL NOTE
Tickets go on sale for Daughtry and 3 Doors Down at GVR on Dec. 14.
PBR World Finals Round 4 is at the Thomas & Mack Center, plus the Fanzone & Marketplace at Mandalay Bay.
The ABBI Maturity Claimer is a 2-in-1 afternoon competition for ABBI Bucking Bulls and PBR Touring Pro Riders at South Point.
The Art of Richard MacDonald presented by Cirque Du Soleil showcases “Magical Energies” at the Bellagio “O” Theater lobby.
The Las Vegas Wranglers battle the Colorado Eagles at Orleans Arena.
The Second Annual Snoop Youth Football League Black and White Fundraiser is at Lily.
Redfoo of LMFAO leads the Lavo Champagne Brunch party at the Palazzo.
DJ Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys is at the Bank in the Bellagio.
Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia is at XS.
Red Bull BC One, All-Stars Roxrite and Ronnie host an exhibition battle of breakdancing and an after party at Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip.
SUNDAY, OCT. 28
The Alice in Cooperland Tribute Halloween Show is at Mandalay Bay.
Thrillbilly Deluxe is at Vinyl.
Orquesta Aragon is at the Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip.
OF SPECIAL NOTE
Sir Elton John cuts the red ribbon to open Chopard and showcases the “La Vie en Rose” exhibit.
It’s the PBR World Finals Round 5 and finals, plus, an opening performance by country music star Easton Corbin.
DJ Pauly D wraps the season at Rehab, then hosts the Sinners Ball -- wear Halloween costumes -- at nearby Vanity in the Hard Rock Hotel.
Circus Couture ‘s Peculiar Place Performance, Art and Fashion Extravaganza fundraiser for Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada and St. Baldrick’s Foundation is at Reynolds Hall in the Smith Center.
The WWE Viewing Party: Hell in a Cell is at Sam’s Town Live!
And join Pia Zadora, “Fantasy,” Thunder Down Under and yours truly at the 14th Annual Make a Difference Day Food Drive benefiting our Salvation Army Food Bank at Smith’s Food and Drug, 2211 N. Rampart. The yearly drive to date has collected 45,000 pounds of nonperishable foods and hygiene items.
Check back throughout the weekend for our reports and photo galleries.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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