Locals only: Bend elbows, raise glasses, earn medals


Let’s face it, so many of the events at the Winter Olympics sound like they were created during a long night of drinking.

Curling? Biathlon? Luge? Doubles luge? No way did any of those come from sober people.

So what better way to celebrate the games in Sochi than with the Beerlympics?

Starting Friday, PBR Rock Bar &Grill in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is hosting 17 days of competitive drinking games, including chess, checkers, battleshots, flip cup, Jenga and that old standby, beer pong.

When you’re done, you can watch the Olympics on one of their 105 TVs.

Assuming you can still see straight.

Muse you can use

The term “Wack job” takes on new meaning when it refers to artist Jeff Wack, who specializes in combining photography and digital painting. Winner of Sin City Gallery’s second “12 Inches of Sin” competition, the Southern California-based artist — who’s worked with James Franco and created album covers for Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen — returns to the gallery at 7 p.m. Thursday to launch his solo show “Myths and Muses,” which continues from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays through March 15 at the gallery, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. For more information, call 702-608-2461.

Perfect plate

Locals favorite Jerry’s Nugget has brought back its $9.89 steak-and-lobster special, which includes soup or salad, a 4-ounce lobster tail, 8-ounce New York steak, vegetable and potato and is served in Jerry’s Famous Coffee Shop at the casino at 1821 Las Vegas Blvd. North in North Las Vegas. The special is available for a limited time, and not on Valentine’s Day.

Shamble on

Zombie and horror fans might already be clawing their way to a zombie-and-horror-themed bar called The End, 4821 S. Decatur Blvd., for Sunday night’s return of AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” The cast of “Evil Dead: The Musical” avoids any split loyalties by moving their viewing parties to the bar. Surround the show’s midseason return with raffles, trivia, a costume contest, karaoke and even the threat of “zombie outbreaks” starting at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Here’s what’s shakin’

One can only imagine the seismic rumble that will be conjured when bass lusting dubstep DJ/producer Excision performs through a 150,000 watt sound system, which he’s bringing with him on his current tour. Expect the ground to quake when he throws down at 10 p.m. Thursday at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $30 in advance, $33 day of show; call 702-632-7600.

 

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