Vegas just isn't the same these days. Take the Stardust Resort & Casino which opened in 1958, was destroyed in Mars Attacks and had its days of Mafia rule chronicled in the film Casino. That Vegas icon imploded in a barrage of fireworks and ash on March 13, disappearing in the rearview mirror of history. It's enough to bring any lover of old-school Vegas to tears.
Well, dry those eyes and stiffen that upper lip, because Get Lucky for a Good Cause: Vintage Vegas is back for the second year in a row. A benefit for the very worthy HOPE Center, the evening includes funny money for gambling, high rollers in cocktail attire, and even top hats and boas for VIP ticket holders. Buy in for a $65 general admission or $100 VIP; the dice roll from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Sherman Street Event Complex, 1770 Sherman Street. Call 303-388-4801 or visit www.blacktie-colorado.com to purchase tickets.
Sat., March 31, 8 p.m.-midnight