Sure, Sin City has enough sex, drugs and rock’n’roll to make anyone’s head spin—but believe it or not, an innocent night in Las Vegas is, in fact, possible. Here you’ll find a few wholesome, culturally enriching music, art, and performance options to keep your clients on the straight and narrow while they’re in the city of flashing neon lights.
Through Jan. 6, 2013, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts is host to Claude Monet: Impressions of Light. The exhibition includes 20 works by Monet, as well as eight additional canvases by his collaborators, such as Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Camille Pissarro and Eugene Louis Boudin. Claude Monet: Impressions of Light is organized in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. For more information, call (877) 957-9777 or visit bellagio.com.
New on the Las Vegas skyline is the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Open since March 10, the center has scheduled musical artists including The Cleveland Orchestra (April 21) and Buddy Guy with Quinn Sullivan (May 19); dance shows including MOMIX presents Botanica (April 20); and performances including The Color Purple (April 3-8), Mary Poppins (May 22-27), and Wicked (Aug. 29-Oct. 7). For more information, visit thesmithcenter.com.
And at The Plaza Hotel and Casino, a new musical, titled “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” is set to open on March 31.
Based on the book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” tells the story of a town sheriff, who as a regular patron of the local brothel, fights to keep it open while a TV commentator tries to close its doors. Tickets start at $59.95 with show times every evening at 5 p.m. For more information, call (800) 793-9332 or visit plazahotelcasino.com.
The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace has announced its lineup of resident artists through the rest of the year. Included in the lineup are Rod Stewart, Elton John, Celine Dion and Shania Twain. Show dates are as follows:
• Rod Stewart—March 24, 25, 28, 31 and April 1, 4, 6, 7
• Elton John—April 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21
• Celine Dion—June 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 23, 24
• Shania Twain—Dec. 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15
For more information, call (866) 227-5938 or visit thecolosseum.com.
If you’ve got some clients who are ready to book now, take advantage of Tropicana Las Vegas’ Spring Fling commission specials. Bookings made by April 1 for travel through June 30 can earn 20 percent commission—double the normal rate. Bookings must be made through GDS. Use code YX 20898 with Sabre; YX 72588 with Apollo or Galileo; YX LASTH with Worldspan; and YX LASTRO with Amadeus. For more information, call (800) GO-2-TROP or visit troplv.com/landing/travel-agents.