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Scores of casino-hotels and other businesses and organizations on and off the Las Vegas Strip have committed to show their support for the environment by participating in "Earth Hour'' on Saturday night, when they'll dim or turn off their signs and decorative lighting for an hour to raise awareness about climate change.
The event, organized worldwide by the World Wildlife Fund, lasts for one hour beginning at 8:30 p.m. Some 2,500 cities globally are participating.
On and near the Strip, Harrah's properties like Caesars Palace, the Flamingo and the Rio will be joined by numerous other resorts in marking Earth Hour.
Besides turning off its marquees at properties ranging from Mandalay Bay to Circus Circus, MGM Mirage plans to shut off tower-wash lighting at its properties. The Volcano at the Mirage, the
Bellagio Fountains and the Luxor Beam -- which shoots light toward space -- will also be dark for the observance.
BELIEVE ME, THE STREET SIGNS MAY BE DARK, BUT THE GAMES INSIDE WILL NOT STOP FOR A SECOND.
HERE IS A PARTIAL LIST OF THE COMMERCIAL EARTH DAY CRAP AKA BULL SHIT CALLED Earth Hour Happenings:
--What's called the "World’s Biggest Big Screen,'' the Viva Vision canopy at the downtown Fremont Street Experience, will feature a three-minute Earth Hour video presentation and a countdown before going dark along with nearby hotel and casino marquees. Some 5,000 glow necklaces will be given out to guests.
--The Hard Rock plans multiple promotions, including a candlelight dinner at AGO, a "Twilight Poker Tournament" at 7 p.m. and the serving of "Ecotinis" in restaurants and bars.
--The Springs Preserve is holding a viewing party at the Cafe by Wolfgang Puck, which offers a nice view of the Las Vegas Strip.
--UNLV and the Ultimate Frisbee Team will oversee glow in the dark Frisbee games.
--The Las Vegas Native Youth dancers will perform traditional dances during Earth Hour.
--The Las Vegas Hilton will offer a "Greentini" at its bars and lounges.
--Krave Nightclub will dim the lights and hand out flashlights for its "Flashlight Underwear Party'' in which guests can can check their clothes at the door while conserving energy.
--Whole Foods Market at The District in Henderson is offering a great view of the Strip going dark from its parking lot from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. along with servings of tapas.
--Whole Foods Market at Town Square on Las Vegas Boulevard is offering wine samples under the stars while a speaker from the Las Vegas Natural History Museum will enlighten guests about the constellations overhead.
--At Mandalay Place, guests at rm seafood will hear from Chef Rick Moonen about sustainable seafood practices.
--The New Green Team is offering cocktails, cookies and candlelight in Boulder City's Bicentennial Park. Participants are invited to bring drinks and desert to share with their neighbors.
--New York-New York Hotel & Casino’s The Roller Coaster will run "Dark Coaster" rides with all riders receiving a neon necklace, while acoustic band "Alternative Energy'' plays on the candle-lit Brooklyn Bridge. Nine Fine Irishmen restaurant at the property will promote sustainable farming with a special "Earth Hour Menu."
--Pie Town Pizza is offering free delivery in its "Smart Car'' for orders placed during Earth Hour; along with candlelight dining on location.