Strip Tips: Locals deals, art and flowers

P3 Studio's newest artist-in-residence, Zak Ostrowski, opened his "Morphological Alchemy" exhibit at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas last week. Through July 15, Ostrowski will "explore the relationships between natural and man-made materials." During his stay, he will carve, bronze and paint pieces of wood and discarded objects, giving visitors the opportunity to view his creative work as it progresses from raw materials into finished art. You can catch Ostrowski in the studio from 6 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

'Fantasy' deal

"Fantasy" at Luxor, the topless show featuring musical performances and comedy, is offering locals 50 percent off of ticket prices. Regular prices start at $39 plus tax and fees. The daily deal is good through Labor Day weekend. Just flash your valid Nevada ID when purchasing tickets. For more information, call 262-4400.

Locals discount

Locals with Nevada ID can get 10 percent off of their bill at Rhumbar in The Mirage. The discount is good through Labor Day weekend and includes cocktails, cigars and hookahs.

Conservatory exhibit

The Bellagio Conservatory's summer exhibit is on display through Sept. 9. It features a Northeastern seashore theme complete with a blue-and-white lighthouse, a pond and a sailboat. There's a moving carousel, frogs, ladybugs and plenty of stars and stripes to suit even the most patriotic person. As with every Conservatory display, most of the seashore exhibit is made of flowers and living plants. Classical and jazz guitarists give live performances from 5 to 6 p.m. daily. The Conservatory is open 24 hours daily.


I heard there's a club made of ice on the Strip. I want to take my friends when we are in Vegas again. Is it worth a visit? - Shelley from New Mexico

Minus 5 at Mandalay Bay is more of a bar/lounge than a club, but it's definitely heavy on the ice. The New Zealand-based club opened its first U.S. location here in 2008. The concept is all ice, all the time, so the walls, bar, seats and even glasses are made of ice. Ice sculptures are a prominent part of the decor. The temperature inside is kept at a constant 5 degrees below Celsius (23 degrees Fahrenheit for Americans) so guests must don parkas, gloves and boots before entrance is granted. Naturally, Minus 5 is a good destination for summer visitors. The cover charge varies but it usually includes a free drink. For more information, call 702-643-7800 or visit

Contact reporter Sonya Padgett at or 702-380-4564. Follow @StripSonya on Twitter.