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Halfway to Halloween Parties in Las Vegas

Look down the Strip and many will swear Halloween is everyday in Sin City.  Now, though, Las Vegas is hosting a couple of  “Halfway to Halloween Parties,” where people are being encouraged (?) to morph into naughty nurses, sexy vampires, or whatever purient interest happens to suit their demanted fantasy.

And it’s not just for fun and games- the winner of the most seductive costume pockets $5,000.  (That can pay for a whole lot of psychological counseling!)  Besides, the winner is not selected using some fancy schmantzy algorithm, but rather merely  from the most oohs and aahs of onlookers.  So, bring all your rowdy friends and maybe you can pull off the ultimate economy-busting coup.

The event is at Blush nightlcub in Wynn tonight, Tues., April 20, at 9 p.m.; $30 for dudes, free for dudettes.

But if you can’t make it to that event, you’re welcome to join former “Girls Next Door” star Bridget Marquardt -Hugh Hefner’s old fling; now her boyfriend is Nicolas Carpenter – as she hosts “Halfway to Halloween” at Eva Longoria Parker’s luxurious nightclub, Eve, this Sat., April 24.  

 Known for her love of playing dress up, Marquardt will host a sexy and scary costume party for those who don’t want to wait another six months to strut their stuff in costume. 

For those ready to go all out in the springtime spirit of Halloween, Eve will reward the top three costumes with $3,000 in cash prizes.  For VIP bottle service and table reservations please contact reservations@evethenightclub.com or call 702-277-3838. Doors open at 10:30 p.m. 

Sponsored by Nevada’s largest costume retailer, HalloweenMart (HalloweenMart.com), guests will enjoy 10% off their costumes when they use the promotional code “Eve” at the store (on South Decatur Blvd. just south of Russell Road), or on the website. 

Parker’s opulent nightclub Eve is located directly above her celebrated steakhouse, Beso, in Crystals at CityCenter. Eve is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:30 p.m. to close. Eve is located at 3720 Las Vegas Boulevard South, at the entrance at The Park across from ARIA. For more information about Eve, visit the website at www.evethenightclub.com or call 702-227-3838.

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Get Buried Alive in Las Vegas

In Medieval times it was routine to bury your dead in a specialized coffin that came complete with a bell.  The bell wasn’t there to celebrate or memorialize the deceased.  It was there so the departed could draw attention to their grave when they suddenly awoke and found themselves buried alive. 

And now this age old true nightmare has become an extreme macabre event as The Last Ride at Monster Mayhem in Las Vegas.  

The Last Ride starts when Cockney gravediggers place the “guest” into a wooden casket, sealing it.  From there the ride begins- you’re “carried” to the grave site in a hearse and even covered in dirt, complete with the fading smell of roses and the noise of eager beetles all around.  Family and friends have the chance to view the “dearly departed” via Casket Cam as they find themselves buried alive. 

Local notables The Amazing Jonathon and Teller, the silent partner to Penn Jillette, have each taken a tour around the grave experience and lived to take the stage another day.  So, maybe it’s worth the price to stop on by Monster Mayhem’s two haunted houses or the haunted graveyard.  Fees go to support the Peoples Autism Foundation.   

The dead can be buried, and, if lucky, arise from 7 p.m. to Midnight through November 1 at Boca Park in Summerlin.  Tickets for the burial are $3 and can be purchase at the gate.  For more information call 702-478-2899.

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Ghostbuster Supreme in Las Vegas

When you consider purchasing a home in Las Vegas you’ll check out the overall condition, make sure the air conditioner works and have the pool checked for cracks.  However there may be things that a building inspector just doesn’t look for so you may also want to add another item to your checklist – paranormal possibilities. paranormal

According to author Tracie Austin-Peters: “There’s an abundance of paranormal activity in this hot and dry desert.  I write about them, including a ghost on the south side who hung a Barbie doll from the ceiling, about one in North Las Vegas who played the ukulele and there’s a spirit in Summerlin who wrote messages on bathroom mirrors.”  Welcome to Haunted Las Vegas, Nevada, the book Austin-Peters released on September 13, contains 18 chapters recounting supernatural phenomena found throughout Southern Nevada.  

Some local residents don’t need to read about Las Vegas hauntings because they are living with them and when it gets to be a little too much, they call Tina Carlson, director and co-founder of the Las Vegas Society of Supernatural Investigations.   For 15 years, Carlson and her team have investigated reports of ghost and suspicious circumstances around the valley.  They start by learning as much as they can from the client and then, if an onsight investigation is needed – they arrive equipped with electro-magnetic field detectors, video and digital cameras, motion detectors and more so they can evaluate the property.  Sometimes there are every day answers hidden in the house that help ease the mind of the homeowner.  Sometimes there’s no clear cut explanation.  Does that mean it’s paranormal?  Not always, but possibly. 

So as Halloween approaches and witches and ghouls roam the Vegas Strip, don’t just assume that’s a great looking Elvis costume – look a little closer – it could be a glimpse of something else. 

Austin-Peters book is available at Amazon.com and www.tracieaustin.com.  

To find out more about the Las Vegas Society of Supernatural Investigations, visit their website at www.lvssi.org or call 702 449 6047.

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Sin City’s Trick-or-Treating Costume Party on April 28

Dust off your Halloween costumes and empty your trick-or-treat bags – Blush Boutique Nightclub in the Wynn Las Vegas is hosting it’s first “Halfway to Halloween” party on April 28. halloween

A $2,500 prize will be awarded to the lady dressed in the hottest costume.  Las Vegas ladies and all service industry professionals will be able to get in free and the doors open at 9 p.m. 

But be sure to dress in your wildest attire because costumes are mandatory.

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