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Brides, meatballs & comic books, this weekend in Las Vegas

Carla Pellegrino's new Meatball Spot at Town Square Las Vegas gets serious recognition.
Carla Pellegrino's new Meatball Spot at Town Square Las Vegas gets serious recognition.
Courtesy of Meatball Spot

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  • “Top Chef” Carla Pellegrino’s new Meatball Spot at Town Square Las Vegas will celebrate National Meatball Day with a declaration of “Meatball Spot Day” and her 1st Annual Meatball Eating Contest at noon today. Clark County Commissioner, Steve Sisolak, will kick-off the festivities with a proclamation presentation at the popular eatery, declaring it “Meatball Spot Day” in Las Vegas. A group of local celebrities, including hypnotist, Marc Savard, cast members from The Australian Bee Gees Show at Excalibur Hotel & Casino, as well as gorgeous dancers from FANTASY at Luxor Hotel and Casino, will compete to see who can eat six meatballs with their favorite sauce in the shortest amount of time. The winner will receive a donation to their charity of choice. It's already a celebrity hang out. Most recently UFC fighter, Frank Mir, boxing legend, Leon Spinks, and boxing referee, Joe Cortez came in for the chef specials, including Pellegrino's meatballs and sauces, as well as her signature sides, such as the Mac and Cheese and Garlic Parmesan Fries. Go to www.MeatballSpot.com for more info and dining deals.
  • They are at it again! Critical Care Comics is asking for comics for kids of all ages starting today at 3 p.m. And it’s free. This is a truly great charity drive that means a lot to many. Check out the always interesting Hell Pop Comics in the Arts Factory downtown to drop off your old comics, and maybe pick up some new ones. The local movement takes donated comic books to kids in hospitals to help them through some tough situations and put a smile on their little faces. Check ‘em out on Facebook or at their site, www.criticalcarecomics.com.
  • Whether you are just visiting or a longtime local, tomorrow is a great day for intended brides and grooms, or those who just want to bask in the splendor of the aisle for a great price. The Perfect Wedding Guide throws its annual bridal show at the Red Rock Resort & Spa. From fashion shows to finger foods, this big event for your big day showcases everything from what to eat, wear, decorate and share for every budget. Tickets are still buy-one-get-one online or just $10 at the door. The event kicks off at noon and runs ‘til 4 p.m.
  • Over at Silverton, for only $40.13 per person, guests can enjoy a three course prix fixe menu at the award winning Twin Creeks Steakhouse. A portion of proceeds from Spring Restaurant Week Las Vegas go to Three Square Food Bank. Choices include, lobster bisque with fresh lobster and cognac or spinach salad with candied pecans, port glazed shallots, apple smoked bacon, goat cheese, balsamic-bacon vinaigrette to start followed by an entrée course of chicken Milanese or grilled filet mignon or Atlantic halibut. Go to www.silvertoncasino.com for full details.

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