A long-ago revolt’s legacy has yielded a reason for revelry. Mexican Independence Day, Sept. 16, marks the moment in 1810 when Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, aka Father Hidalgo, called for Mexicans to enter armed battle to end three centuries of Spanish rule. Events including many concerts by top Latino singers and musicians, will enable a weekend of proper celebration throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
The Empathy Suite at the Palms offers eye-popping views in every direction. Outside, there’s the fabulous Las Vegas Strip, as seen from the 34th floor. Inside, there are the six stunning original installations by British artist Damien Hirst. Million-dollar views, both. When you look at it that way, the suite’s price tag — $200,000 for a two-night stay — seems like a real bargain.
‘FASTEST’ FUN IN THE WEST: After his grandfather gave him a box of tricks as a boy, Excalibur magician Hans Klok found his calling
Hans Klok, known in part for his flowing golden locks, has been performing magic for decades and understands the importance of spectacle, especially in Las Vegas, where he’s no newbie.