If you could use a little help maximizing your Saturdays — and, really, who couldn't — here are three very different ways to add fun and a dash of creative weirdness to your weekend.
Alibi Las Vegas
One of the Valley’s more idiosyncratic Saturday afternoon experiences, Alibi Las Vegas is a fun, kitschy urban scavenger hunt mashed up with an indoor/outdoor improv show. We can't give away too many details beyond a thumbnail glimpse, as it's a sleuthing, caper-based kind of immersion. We can tell you that you’ll get a text with a Downtown meet-up location, and from there you'll venture along Sin City's historically colorful streets and meet a motley crew of sketch-based (and humorously sketchy) clue-giving characters along the way. The experience is all-in at $80 per person for three drinks, light lunch, commemorative photo, and a tchotchke — so it's a pretty sweet deal for 2.5 hours of mental problem-solving and physical adventuring. (Okay ... we’ll drop a secret detail: a hunka-hunka Elvis impersonator is involved. Must be seen to be believed.)
Saturdays, start times every 45 minutes 11a-3:30p, 702-608-4562, alibitheshow.com
Pickleball at the Plaza Hotel & Casino
Unleash your inner Agassi at the Plaza Hotel & Casino’s pickleball complex. Up on the airy fifth-floor deck, a dozen courts are set up for the friendly, paddle-based amalgam of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. It’s just $8 for a court and rental equipment — smashingly affordable. Plus, a pro is on staff on Saturday mornings for newbie lessons and champion-level tips alike. If you get totally stoked on pickleball, you can train for the 3rd Annual Las Vegas Pickleball Open, to be held this September.
9a– 6p daily, 800-634-6575, plazahotelcasino.com
Las Vegas Circus Center
Have big-top dreams and aspirations? Who doesn’t! Good news: You don’t have to drop out of school, quit your day job, or run away with the circus to learn to fly on a trapeze with the greatest of ease. Instead, step right up to Las Vegas Circus Center on Saturday mornings. There, in an enormous, impressive, and thoroughly padded facility, the 90-minute introductory Circus Experience safely introduces the aerial arts complete with plenty of bouncy trampoline time. Your greatest personal show on earth awaits.
6425 S. Jones Blvd #102, 833-324-7287, lasvegascircuscenter.com