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Viva La Vegas

Remember Hurricane Wilma? Of course you do. The lack of power, long lines at the gas station, and all those lunatic drivers racing through intersections… man, was that a blast! And if that was the extent of your problems, you were lucky. Just ask the volunteer relief workers who lent a hand after the storm hit. While the rest of us were hoarding gas, these untiring individuals were busy helping people who lost more than their cable TV. For their efforts, the workers were paid nothing – that is, until now. This Friday, the non-profit hurricane relief organization Neighbors 4 Neighbors is throwing a Las Vegas-style benefit at Revolution (200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) to honor the relief workers. However, that’s not the only tribute being paid that evening. Sure enough, Chris MacDonald’s “Memories of Elvis” show keeps with the theme of paying tribute, Vegas-style. But if your idea of Sin City starts and ends with the casino, you’ll be busy playing poker (or black jack, craps, and roulette). Just remember: relief workers help people who lose their homes in natural disasters, not gambling disasters. Tickets cost $25 to $30 for age 21 and up. All proceeds go to Neighbors 4 Neighbors. Call 954-727-0950, or visit
Fri., May 12