Temperatures are finally starting to pick up (with an average high temp of 69 F and average rainfall of less than half an inch) and so are the hot activities going on at the Riviera and around town! Plus, we’ve already got our eyes on summer, and we’ve got a scorching deal for you: read below about a special room rate we’re offering for early birds.
At the Riviera
They’re Back! The Original Pranksters Comedy Duo
March 14–17, 2013 at 10:30 p.m.
Steve-O & Tom Green
Two true icons of comedy, the Riviera is proud to present Steve-O and Tom Green as “The Original Pranksters” in a hilarious show in March. Get your tickets now!
All Month: March Madness
How could we not start with March Madness: we love this exciting time in basketball! (It’s also a bettor’s paradise, what with 16 games per day for the first two days.)
- March 11 – Selection Sunday, where the brackets are revealed
- March 19 & 20 – First Four, where four teams duke it out for the final spots in the tournament
- March 28 to 31 – Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight, as the tournament really gets going
- (April 6 & 8 – Final Four, when the last teams fight for survival to play for the National Championship)
Join us at the Riviera’s own sports bar, Le Bistro Bar, to catch all the action on our jumbo HDTVs.
March 14–17: Saint Patrick’s Day in Las Vegas
Neighboring Henderson, NV will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, beginning on March 14, at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 Water Street. This year’s parade theme will be The Harp and the Shamrock. Altogether, the festival will offer a carnival, car show and live entertainment in addition to the parade.
If you’d rather celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with a pint, try hitting some local Irish pubs.
- Hennessey’s Tavern – www.hennesseyslasvegas.com – at 425 Fremont Street. Try the “World’s Largest Pint” at a great pub that favors the “traditional cozy or clubby feel indigenous to Irish pubs.” For the special occasion, you might try their Southern Irish Tenders, or signature seasoned, breaded chicken.
- McMullan’s Irish Pub – www.mcmullansirishpub.com – at 4650 W. Tropicana. This award-winning pub features an amazingly extensive selection of Irish Whiskeys and Scotches, just the perfect way to celebrate the holiday.
March 19–21: Annual International Pizza Expo
We just featured the best pizza in Las Vegas last month; now, Vegas will be hosting the Annual International Pizza Expo. While the event is aimed at pizzeria owners and operators, it features several events that draw crowds – like the World Pizza Games ® and the International Pizza Challenge ®. The latter challenge is divided into four divisions: traditional, non-traditional, American-pan and Italian-style. Competitors must use ingredients from a common table, including one mystery ingredient.
At its heart, this is the event that inspires many pizzerias in developing and offering new flavors, recipes and presentations. And if you think pizza is just pizza, obviously you’ve never gotten into an impassioned argument about the key differences between Roman, Neapolitan, New York, Chicago, and other style pies!
Bank of America Museums on Us® (Free)
March 2 & 3, 2013
Are you a Bank of America debit or credit cardholder? Then you have automatic free admission the first full weekend each month to several museums and attractions in the Las Vegas area.
Participating museums in the BofA program include:
First Friday Art Celebration (Free)
Friday, March 1, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Downtown Arts District
Vegas celebrates its arts community the first Friday of every month. It’s a fun and family-friendly event that includes artists, vendors and activities. It’s also free, but you may want to bring along some cash if you plan on purchasing any art or taking advantage of the many, many food trucks. The celebration also usually features multiple live bands and live performance “paintings.” It’s one of our favorite events to take the family, get away from the Strip for an evening and discover a cornucopia of artisans specializing in all kinds of media, like painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, and more.
For more information about getting there and what it includes, visit their website.
Heads Up: Electric Daisy Carnival
June 21 to 23, 2013
Four months might seem awfully far in advance to mention this stellar event, but considering the EDC is the largest dance music event in the nation, you don’t want to delay making your travel arrangements. The Riviera is offering added incentive to make your plans early: 25% off our already unbeatable room rates. Book now.