In the spotlight this week, Mecum Auto Auctions, Muscle Cars & More: Las Vegas Live. Auto aficionados, start you collective — and collector — engines as Mecum Auctions return to the Las Vegas Convention Center for its third annual confab here, Oct. 10-12, 2019. Rev up your eyeballs to ogle approximately 1,000 in all manner of collector cars (including an unrestored 1971 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T, a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 and a 1970 Pontiac Trans Am) and 400-plus “road art” items (vintage signs, coolers, gas pumps, clocks, large-scale neon signs and more) on the auction block.
In the spotlight: Bugsy, Now You See Me and Fright Night. Bugsy — First, the minuses: You won’t see much of honest-to-goodness Las Vegas in director Barry Levinson’s 1991 gangster epic that purports to chronicle Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s rise in our town and his “creation” of the Flamingo hotel-casino.
Hit the waaay-waaay-waaaay-back machine to pre-Rat Pack Vegas in this 1956 comedy as The Bowery Boys, those adorable lunkheads from Gotham, drop into town for their 41st entry (wow, talk about franchise longevity). In this one, Sach (Huntz Hall), through the ridiculous plot twist of an electric shock, acquires the ability to “see” numbers before they come up on the roulette wheel— so of course, they head to Vegas to win some scratch for their cash-strapped landlady.