Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 | 10:49 p.m.
My friends Eva Longoria and George Lopez host their 12th Annual Padres Contra El Cancer fundraiser at the Tropicana on Friday and Saturday, capping off with a party at Tao in the Venetian.
Please support the two heroes as they honor Los Angeles Lakers star Metta World Peace, with appearances by Academy Award nominee Edward James Olmos and three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings and music performances by Aleks Syuntek and Shaila Durcal.
Also expect to see Daisy Fuentes, Sugar Ray Leonard, Serena Williams, Felicity Huffman and Rex Lee at the gala. Some of the proceeds provide quality-of-life programs and economic services for families affected by cancer in Las Vegas.
GOLF HALL OF FAME: As part of Justin Timberlake’s annual Shriners Children’s Hospitals weeklong golf tournament fundraiser, the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame inductions take place Saturday, and the Goodie Two Shoes foundation walk is Sunday. Golf play starts Monday.
M.E.N.U.S. AT M RESORT: More than 30 chefs and restaurants including new “Top Chef Masters” contestant Carla Pellegrino from Bacio at Tropicana and Bratalian, Gordon Ramsay Steakhouse, Hubert Keller’s Fleur and Shawn McClain’s Sage are taking part in the 11th Annual Epicurean Charity Foundation M.E.N.U.S. fundraiser at M Resort on Friday with entertainment by Counting Crows.
A KNOCKOUT AT CAESARS: Boxing legends will be at the ribbon-cutting opening of watch boutique Hublot in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace on Friday afternoon to check out 12 timepieces created to commemorate 12 of the world’s greatest living boxers.
The watches will be auctioned off with proceeds going to support the World Boxing Council retired boxers pension and emergency fund. Sugar Ray Leonard, Lennox Lewis, Julio Cesar Chavez, Mike Tyson, George Foreman, Tommy Hearns, Roberto Duran, Oscar de la Hoya, Evander Holyfield and Larry Holmes have been invited to the event. On Saturday, the nearby Martin Lawrence Galleries presents the Fall Public Art Auction to benefit our UMC Trauma and Burn Care Center.
*The kickoff party for the weekend-long Bike Fest roared off Wednesday night from Victorville, Calif., and now the riders are here for today’s start. Highlights at Cashman Center include a bikini bike wash, hot rod display, demo rides, freestyle stunt shows and “Pawn Stars” star Corey Harrison’s first Strip ride for the charity Wounded Warriors.
*On Monday, it’s the closing show -- for a while, at least -- of the gorgeous girls of “Crazy Horse Paris” at MGM Grand. Some of the fabulous females will join the new London cast as others plan for the New York and Miami openings before an eventual return to the Strip.
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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