SUSHISAMBA Spooky KaBOOki Halloween


SUSHISAMBA to Continue Costume Celebration with its Popular Cosplay in Early 2009
This Halloween, SUSHISAMBA strip at The Palazzo Las Vegas takes inspiration from the highly stylized, mask-like makeup and outrageously colorful costume of traditional Japanese Kabuki theater with Spooky KaBOOki. From its bizarre stylizations and outlandish characters, to its unique stage techniques and keren (visual tricks) – the concept of Kabuki will be brilliantly transformed and shockingly brought to life at SUSHISAMBA’s Halloween celebration on Friday, Oct. 31.

Since it was first created in 1603, Kabuki theater has captured the minds and hearts of audiences across Japan and the world. Kabuku, which means “to be out of the ordinary,” is the basis of Kabuki, which means “avant-garde.”

SUSHISAMBA’s signature colors and décor of orange and black lends itself well to this ghoulish holiday, which will only further heighten the senses during this special Halloween night. Bold diners who dare arrive in head to toe costumes can compete as well. This year’s frighteningly fun festivities will include:

-A killer costume contest with an updated grand prize:

*1st place will receive a trip for two to Miami and dinner at SUSHISAMBA dromo
*Runners-up will each receive a $100 gift certificate**

-Terror-ific tunes by DJ Dracula

SAMBAkids will enjoy free Japanese candy, as well as Spooky KaBOOki’s Dracula dessert special which consists of Coca Cola gelee, vanilla bean ice cream, and raspberry foam, topped with berry blood drops and pop rock explosions.

SUSHISAMBA will also offer the Spooky KaBOOki cocktail special with one oz. pearl pomegranate vodka, one oz. blood orange puree and one oz. mango juice shaken with ice and poured into wine glass, drizzled with grenadine then garnished with a blood orange ring floating on top, with a green straw through the middle to finish the look of a pumpkin.

On Halloween, SUSHISAMBA will be open during its regular hours. Open for lunch at 11:30 a.m. and serving until 3 a.m., however, showcasing costumes and cultures at SUSHISAMBA does not conclude with Halloween and Spooky KaBOOki either.

Early next year, SUSHISAMBA strip will debut its popular Cosplay, a conjunction for “costume play.” Already a popular nightlife staple in locations including Miami, the concept originated in Japan where like-minded friends would gather in places such as Tokyo’s Harajuku or Akihabara district, decked out costumes inspired by anime (animation), tokusatsu (special effects), manga (comic books) or video games. During Cosplay, staff members will be dressed in costumes, making it appear as though it is Halloween all year long. While wearing costumes will not be mandatory for guests, those who do will be eligible for a cash prize. Cosplay will take place every week.

For reservations or more information, call (702) 607-0700.

The Shoppes at The Palazzo is a 450,000-square-foot luxury destination retail center located within The Palazzo Las Vegas, a nearly $1.8 billion stand-alone resort developed by Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) adjacent to The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. The Shoppes at The Palazzo is owned and operated by General Growth Properties and includes Barneys New York, more than 60 premier luxury brands and nearly a dozen restaurants, many led by world-renowned chefs. General Growth Properties, Inc. is the second largest U.S.-based publicly-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) and largest retail developer and owner in Las Vegas.

* Guests must be dressed head-to-toe in order to qualify. The grand prize winner and runners-up will be selected and notified by Friday, Nov. 14, 2008.

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