Fun to spare in Las Vegas

It's bowling, Vegas style, and that means rolling 24/7 with a lounge, slot machines, video poker, a VIP suite and, on weekends, strobes and disco balls. The bowling center at über-hip Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa, above, opened last week with 72 lanes and more than 100 flat-panel TVs to score the action. Bowling is on a beer budget: $3 per person per game. Not so the private 12-lane suite, which rents for $4,500 for three hours, plus food and drink. The resort is 10 miles west of the Strip in Summerlin. (866) 767-7773, http://www.redrocklasvegas.com .

— Jane Engle

That's rich

From the folks who produce Outside magazine comes Go, a quarterly on the pleasures and pursuits of the impossibly rich male. In the premiere issue, readers go on a motorcycle trek through Portuguese wine country and golf with Greg Norman. The tone: self-aware and unapologetically moneyed. "If you have the time to do it yourself, you're probably not a client of ours," sniffs a rep in a story on high-end concierges. But the writing is strong, the topics diverse. It's a fine in-flight read, even if you're not on your own Gulfstream IV. $5.95 on newsstands; one-year subscription, $18; (800) 678-1131,www.outsidego.com.

— Chris Erskine

Culture for free

Get a free pass to some of the finest museums in the country in May during National Museum Month when Bank of America launches its 10th season of Museums on Us. The program allows BofA customers who have credit, check or MBNA credit cards to visit 86 of the nation's museums free — and to bring a guest, who will also receive a free pass. Participating museums include 25 California institutions and 61 museums along the East Coast. Among the New York City museums are the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Hyde Collection and the Bronx Zoo. Go to http://www.bankofamerica.com/museums .

— Rosemary McClure

Pan Am retro

Fasten your seat belt for a China Clipper flight into history — with your Pan Am cabin bag. A new collection of bags, replicating Pan American World Airways originals, debuted this month. The vinyl bags, priced from $52 to $82 pay homage to the airline, which ceased operations in 1991. Available at Fred Segal Hats, Santa Monica, (310) 393-2216, or go to http://www.emoda.com

— R.M.

Themed scenes

Themes work for, say, theme parks, so why couldn't the same work for bars? Washington, D.C.'s nightlife scene puts that theory into practice. Fly Lounge (1802 Jefferson Place; [202] 828-4433, http://www.flyloungedc.com , above, is designed like the interior of a 747 — you'll feel as though you never got off the plane. Palace of Wonders (1210 H. St. NE; [202] 398-7469, http://www.palaceofwonders.com ) is a Coney Island sideshow of a place. And physics nerds can belly up to the lab at Science Club (91136 19th St. NW; [202] 775-0747, http://www.scienceclubdc.com ).

— Mary E. Forgione