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Welcome to Perfect Saturday, a weekly Racked feature in which we outline the best places to shop and spend the afternoon in a particular neighborhood, starting with brunch and ending — who knows!
Go country this weekend when the second annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival heads to The Linq with country stars galore. What better way to spend a Perfect Saturday than to do some shopping and take a spin on the world's largest observation wheel the High Roller before heading to see Keith Urban and more? Here, a look at four ways to explore the The Linq before the seeing the concert.
Koto [Photo: Bradley Martin]
Koto, a chain of upscale, but quirky purveyors of "gadgets, trinkets, gag gifts, quirky home décor and unique, trendy knick knacks." Prices run from a few dollars to pricier investments items such as Mondrian-inspired ceramics.
Kitson [Photo: Susan Stapleton]
The largest Kitson in the world debuted earlier this week with two levels of women's, men's and kid's fashions, souvenirs, books and more to take you from the pool party to the nightclub. If you can't find a gift here, you have no business shopping. Everything from $1.99 retro postcards to $158 Vegas embroidered pillows from Cat Studio find a home here.
Bella Scarpa [Photo: Bradley Martin]
Shoes, handbags, jewelry, apparel and more shoes are on hand at Bella Scarpa in their second Las Vegas location.
Ruby Blue [Photo: Bradley Martin]
More indulgences can be found across the promenade from Sprinkles at Ruby Blue. The sister to Bella Scarpa, and also a fellow Mandalay Bay tenant, Ruby Blue serves up "sparkly jewelry, blinged-out accessories, adult games, gifts and an arsenal of provocative lingerie."
High Roller [Photo: Bryan Steffy/WireImage]
Buy your tickets to the High Roller in advance at one of the self-serve stations or take your chances in the line at the end of The Linq closest to the observation wheel. Tickets go for $25 during the day and $35 at night. Your best bet is sundown, when the Las Vegas Strip lights up with neon and lights as the sun bows behind the Spring Mountains.
The second annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival is a two-day outdoor music festival headlined by Keith Urban on Saturday night and kicks off a The Week Vegas Goes Country leading up to the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6. Saturday's line-up presented by ACM Lifting Lives benefits several military philanthropies including Folds of Honor Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Navy SEAL Foundation, Team Rubicon and Nellis AFB Force Support Squadron. The evening's headliner will be Keith Urban and includes scheduled performances by Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Kip Moore, Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann, Chris Young, Love and Theft and Parmalee. Plus Joel Crouse, Jon Pardi, Leah Turner, Austin Webb, Dan + Shay, and Max Impact, the rock band of the United States Air Force, will perform on the Party Stage. Tickets are $65 here.
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