>Nearly every time I go to Las Vegas, I go to see a Cirque show, but since the Criss Angel show was postponed due to technical difficulties, I did not have any show tickets upon my arrival. It’s good to know that Tix4tonight exists at five locations all over the city. You can go in and peruse the flyers or talk to one of their knowledgeable staff about a show that would be to your taste. For last minute or first time show goers, this is a great place to start; you can see the stage version of Mammma Mia or see a classic showgirl performance like X Burlesque for 50% off the list prices. Be sure to print out their coupon for even more savings.

I learned by visitng their Fashion Show Mall location that they even offer dinner discounts with entrees at 50% off; some are for buffets, but others are for full service restaurants like Ah Sin at the Paris, so you can sit outside and watch the beautiful fountains of Bellagio (my favorite thing to see in Las Vegas-go at 8pm for the Bocelli song) while enjoying your (mediocre) meal (do NOT order the sushi, the cooked entrees, like the tempura, are much better); think of the discount price of the meal as payment for a seat to the best free show in Vegas.

Somethings are worth paying full price for (see tomorrow’s post), but sometimes all it costs is time: if you can stand the wait at Paris’ other terrace restaurant, Mon Ami Gabi (it’s usually at least an hour wait because you can not reserve a terrace seat), the food and view of the fountains are fabulous.