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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, www.mandalaybay.com
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, www.planethollywood.com
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, www.venetian.com
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, www.rivierahotel.com
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, www.mandalaybay.com
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, www.hardrockhotel.com
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, www.caesarspalace.com
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, www.cbs.com/daytime/
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, www.bellagio.com