This week is full of holidays, hockey, tequila and art, so Strip Tips Questions are on hiatus. But there's plenty to keep you busy until next Friday.
It's a wonder
Natural Wonders Gallery, featuring the works of photographer-artists Art Wolfe, Robert Park and Robert Rotella, celebrated its grand opening in the Shoppes at the Palazzo on Thursday. About 75 to 80 pieces hang in the gallery. To ensure that the pieces retain value as collectible works of art, only 100 prints of each piece will be sold. The gallery itself, as well as the furniture, was designed by Park, who has a background in industrial design.
Artwork in progress
If you want to see an artist at work, head over to Oh My Godard Gallery in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood this weekend. Figurative sculptor Kira is scheduled to finish up a clay sculpture and unveil another one called "Hero." It's a bronze sculpture inspired by those serving in the military.
Kira will be at the gallery from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The event is free to the public. Call 699-9099.
One goal: literacy
Comic-magician Mac King is bringing hockey and book lovers together to support one common goal: Nevada literacy. Tonight and Saturday, King is sponsoring a book drive at the Las Vegas Wranglers' home games. Every year, King holds his Magical Literacy Tour in support of Nevada Reading Week, collecting new and gently used books for elementary school kids in the Clark County School District. If you bring a donation of three books or more to tonight or Saturday's Wranglers home games, you will receive a free ticket to a future hockey game and two free tickets to see King's show at Harrah's. The drive kicks off at 7:05 p.m. at the Orleans Arena. 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. King will be there tonight to meet fans and sign autographs. Nevada Reading Week is Feb. 27 through March 2.
Bars all along the Strip plan to offer drink deals Wednesday in honor of National Margarita Day. The holiday's origins are not really clear. Someone who owns stock in tequila or salt probably came up with it as a marketing tool. But that's a good thing for tequila lovers. PBR Rock Bar & Grill in Miracle Mile at Planet Hollywood is offering two margaritas for the price of one. Considering that they usually cost $12 each, this is a pretty good deal. PBR opens at 8 a.m., so you can start the celebration before breakfast.
Cabo Wabo Cantina in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood is intensifying the margarita celebration by honoring National Margarita Day and National Chip Day. Starting Wednesday, guests can build their own margarita in a 45-ounce glass for $22. You can choose the flavors that go into your tequila. This may sound like a pricey drink, but it's actually a savings of $10. And it's huge. Next Friday, it only gets better with the National Chip Day celebration. For $10, guests get Cadillac nachos through the weekend. Call 385-2226 for more information.
Contact reporter Sonya Padgett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-380-4564. Follow @StripSonya on Twitter.