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Harrah's Presents 'Jungua Descendants Of The Dragon', Beach Boys Perform At Aquarius, 'Lunar Loot' Up For Grabs At Belle, Eagles Tribute Band Headlines, International Stamp & Coin Convention Coming, Sand Sculptors Create Replicas, "The Folies Bergere" Comes To Town, More...

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Harrah's will feature "Jungua: Descendants of the Dragon" for a limited-engagement from June 12 - 16 in the Fiesta Showroom. The performance is a theatrical experience celebrating the rich culture and traditions of the Chinese people through acrobatic acts, martial arts, aerialists, jugglers, music and dance. Tickets start at $22.95, call 702-298-8510.

Dramatic scenery, authentic props and lavish costumes are combined with choreography, acrobatic and martial arts mastery to create a Far East production. The show highlights the Kung Fu Monks and Imperial Acrobats of China.

The Kung Fu Monks hail from Dengfeng, China, home of the world famous Shaolin Temple. These martial arts masters begin training at an early age at the Shaolin Qipanshan Kungfu Institute. Through years of training and meditative techniques, they perform super-human feats in which their bodies become impervious to spears, beds of nails, and various rocks, bricks, sticks and steel bars.

The Imperial Acrobats of China hail from the Beijing (Peking) Acrobatic Troupe. The acrobats have perfected skills handed down from past generations and created new innovative movements. They have unsurpassed abilities as hand balancers, foot jugglers and aerialists. These graceful female acrobats perform contemporary versions of traditional dances such as "Red Streamers" and "Flowing Sleeves."

Aquarius will host a weekend of performances by The Beach Boys both Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3 at 9 p.m. The concerts will be held in the 3,300-seat Aquarius Outdoor Amphitheater. Tickets range from $30 to $40, call 888-435-8469

The Beach Boys began their legendary career as the most popular surf band in the nation with their hit, "Surfin'." By 1966, the group had emerged as America's preeminent pop group, and the only act to come close to challenging the success of The Beatles.

Harrah's poker room monthly is offering no-cap Free Roll tournaments. Poker enthusiasts qualify by playing 50 hours or more in the poker room during one calendar month. Qualifying play includes any cash games or tournaments offered in the poker room. The monthly, no-cap Free Roll prize pool will consist of 30 percent of the jackpot drop and will be paid out every month in cash.

Monthly Free Roll tournament dates, detailed rules and regulations are posted in the poker room. Prize pool amounts vary based on monthly drop. Qualifying players must register at least one hour prior to tournament start and be a Total Rewards member.

"The Folies Bergere" will present a topless show at the Ramada Express in the American Heroes Pavilion on June 8 and 9. Tickets are $25 for the 8 and 9 p.m. shows.

Desperado, the world-class Eagles Tribute Band consisting of five extraordinarily talented and accredited musicians, will appear at the Riverside in Con's Celebrity Theatre, May 30-June 2. Tickets are $20, call 800-227-3849, ext. 616.

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Cash and prizes totaling $11,000 will be featured in the Colorado Belle's "Shoot for the Moon in June" promotion prize drawings, set for June 1-30. Through June 29, a $500 Lunar Loot cash prize will be awarded to the drawing winner each Friday and Sunday at 6 p.m. Each Saturday through June 23, two $500 Lunar Loot cash prizes will be awarded in drawings.

Then, on Saturday, June 30, it's "Full Moon Fever" and drawings will be held at the base of the Grand Staircase at 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 p.m. Prizes of $500 in Lunar Loot cash will be awarded to each drawing winner. There are a variety of ways to earn tickets for the "Lunar Loot" drawings.

To participate, One Club members play their favorite games to earn points to redeem for drawing tickets and can also receive a drawing ticket daily just for being a club member. In addition, guests can also receive coupons for tickets at hotel check-in and with retail purchases, etc.

Also during June, players who earn 100 points can receive an official NASA T-shirt and with 100 more points receive a plush "stuffed" monkey wearing a NASA T-shirt.

The second of four slot tournaments scheduled this year at the Colorado Belle will be "Escape from Cell Block 777" taking place June 24-26. This prison escape-themed event is offering more than $63,000 in cash and prizes including $15,000 in first place prize money based on 150 entrants. Prize money will pay to 80th place.

The $450 entry fee will include a three-night stay, two days of tournament play, a welcome cocktail reception, $60 comp dollars, a commemorative gift, an awards dinner, $350 in round prize money for each of 16 rounds, and a $4,000 Jail Bird Bonus Contest.

Throughout the tournament, "escaped inmates will be captured" until only 16 remain. At the June 26 awards dinner, one "lone inmate" will receive $1,000. The remaining "inmates" will take $200 cash back to their "cells." Bonus Contest does not affect the players' standings in the "Escape from Cell Block 777" slot tournament. Enter before June 1 to be eligible to win one of three $300 Early Entry drawings.

The International Stamp & Coin Convention will be held at the Mardi Gras Room at the Colorado Belle, June 8-10. Stamp and coin collectors will have their collections on view and for sale. There will be free coin appraisals. For information, call 818-997-6496.

Now through June 3, you can watch sand sculptors creating a replica of the Colorado Belle -and Hawaiian Tropic Playmates-from 75 tons of sand in the resort's Center Circle Event Area. The sculpture will be completed by June 1.

You can also enter to win an invitation to Colorado Belle's private party. A total of 102 lucky people will win an entry in the Hawaiian Tropic Playboy Private VIP Party on Friday, June 1. On Saturday, June 2, the Playboy Autograph Signing Party, which will cost $15, will be held in the Edgewater's Kokopelli's Showroom. November 2006 Playmates will sign copies of the special edition of "Ladies of Hawaiian Tropic" Playboy magazines.

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