Las Vegas calendar: events for October 2009

Oct. 2 to 4

Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth

Where: Mandalay Bay

Highlights: The ink will be flowing as an expected 50,000 tattoo fans gather to watch famous artists use the human body as their canvas.

Info: (201) 342-4446,

Opening Oct. 7

'America's Got Talent'

Where: Planet Hollywood

Highlights: For those who can't get enough of it on TV, this live show will provide a fix. Jerry Springer reprises as the host.

Info: (866) 919-7472,

Oct. 7 to 18

'A Bronx Tale'

Where: Venetian Showroom

Highlights: After a run on Broadway, actor Chazz Palminteri brings to Vegas his story of a boy's rough childhood in the Bronx during the 1960s.

Info: (877) 283-6423,

Oct. 16 to 18

World Paintball Championship

Where: Riviera Hotel & Casino

Highlights: Bang! Pow! Splat! Paintball players compete for prizes in an outdoor arena with grandstand seating.

Info: (877) 892-7469,

Oct. 17

Justin Timberlake

Where: Mandalay Bay Events Center

Highlights: The Grammy and Emmy winner will be joined by Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift in this concert benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Info: (877) 632-7000,

Oct. 18

Bob Dylan

Where: The Joint (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino)

Highlights: With 53 albums on his résumé -- and a Christmas CD being released in October -- the legendary Dylan delivers a can't-miss performance.

Info: (702) 693-5000,

Oct. 21 and 22

Monopoly World Championships

Where: Caesars Palace

Highlights: Pass go and watch as 40 players hunker down over the classic board game. The winner collects $20,000 -- and no, it's not paid in Monopoly money.

Info: (800) 634-6661,

Oct. 31

Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball

Where: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Highlights: This trick-or-treat is for adults only, because the costumes won't be anything like those worn by the kiddies.

Info: (702) 598-3273


Let's Make A Deal

Where: Tropicana Hotel & Casino

Highlights: Host Wayne Brady wasn't even born when Monty Hall started zonking guests in the early 1960s. The free shows are taped for broadcast on CBS.

Info: (888) 706-8767,


Artists and Architects of CityCenter

Where: Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

Highlights: CityCenter won't open till December, but this exhibit offers a sneak preview of the design treats that await.

Info: (877) 957-9777,