Through the years, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has welcomed a lot of magicians to its performing stages. The same holds true for comedians, which have always been a staple at our entertainment venues.
When it comes to dragons, however, well, there have been very few. After all, how many dragons are there really that regularly perform stage shows? Maybe Smaug, for a time, but the dwarfs got him.
So not many.
And when it comes to performing comic magician dragons, then there’s only one.
So, it’s with great pride that we announce the return of Piff the Magic Dragon to Borgata’s Music Box for two performances March 19 at 7pm and 10pm.
The 7pm show is sold out.
Not to be confused with that other dragon who lived by the sea, Piff the Magic Dragon has made quite a name for himself by offering up one of the edgiest, and funniest magic shows to ever grace an Atlantic City stage.
And we’re not talking about a children’s magic show here.
Piff is actually UK comedian John van der Put who bills himself as “The Greatest Performing Dragon of All Time” and has appeared on Penn and Teller’s “Fool Us,” and “America’s Got Talent,” and performs an in-residence solo show regularly in Las Vegas at The Flamingo.
As Piff puts it, “imagine Larry David in a dragon suit performing jaw-dropping magic tricks and you’re on the right track. With over 12 million YouTube hits to his name Piff has performed to hundreds of thousands of people in preposterous venues such as Radio City Music Hall, the O2, London, and Sydney Opera House.
It you paid attention in your high school Italian class, Sophia Loren made it pay off this past Friday at Borgata.
The iconic star of countless films made no qualms at her appearance at Borgata’s Event Center that she’s not only more comfortable speaking her native language, but that she loves it. In fact, there were numerous times when the red-clad Ms. Loren, 81, broke into long passages of Italian and had to be reminded by the evening’s moderator that her audience was English-speaking.
So what are you doing in July?
It’ll be here before you know it, with warm beach weather, barbecues and a host of great concert tours crisscrossing the country.
And as always, when it comes to concerts, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa leads the way at the Jersey Shore with tickets for five great July concerts going on sale March 18.
Our 2016 summer lineup of shows and concerts is shaping up to be another standout year for Borgata Entertainment. As always, Borgata offers a diverse lineup to suit any musical taste, whether it’s jazz with George Benson (July 23), legendary rock and blues stars Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy together on July 23, classic 80s rock with Huey Lewis and the News (July 24), traditional beloved standards with Tony Bennett (July 29) or even a-cappella madness with Straight No Chaser (July 29 & 30).
Here’s a look at the concerts going on sale March 18:
Jazz guitarist George Benson is best known for his 1976 album, the mostly instrumental album “Breezin,’” and for the vocal cut “This Masquerade,” which won the Grammy for Record of the Year. That album introduced his soulful jazz stylings to the mainstream, and set off a career that spanned decades. You’ve heard Benson playing on tracks from Stevie Wonder (“Another Star”) and his second breakthrough album “Give Me the Night” in 1980. He’s been a staple on the smooth jazz charts ever since and brings his latest tour to Borgata July 23.
Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy
Jeff beck is one of the most celebrated rock guitarists of all time. Buddy Guy is one of the all-time great blues guitarists. Beck ranks 5th on Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 greatest guitarists of all time.” He’s played with a hall of fame list of artists and is one of three noted guitarists that played with The Yardbirds along with Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. Guy ranked 30th on Rolling Stone’s list and is cited as a major influence for pretty much every famous rock guitarist you’ve ever heard of including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. When the two take the stage at Borgata July 23, the rock gods will rejoice.
Friday Night – Stoon
“There is a time and a place for every song ever made.” Abdel Stoon’s appreciation for multiple genres and talent behind a DJ booth have made him one of the fastest rising DJs in New York City. He has successfully opened for the likes of Dada Life, Chuckie, Nervo, Blasterjaxx and is well on his way to becoming a world renowned musical act himself.
Tickets: Advanced tickets available + Admission available at the door.
Guest List: Register online
VIP Table Service: For inquiries call 609.317.7249 or fill out the request form.
Saturday Night – Politik
Born and raised in Los Angeles, DJ Politik has become one of the countries best open-format DJs. Rocking megaclubs from Las Vegas to Miami, he currently maintains residencies in Marquee (Las Vegas), TAO (Las Vegas), LIV (Miami), Marquee (NYC), Studio Paris (Chicago), and 1OAK (Hollywood).
Tickets: Admission available at the door.
Guest List: Not Available
VIP Table Service: For inquiries call 609.317.7249 or fill out the request form.
In the fast-paced world of Borgata Spas, few things are as hotly anticipated as the madcap, zany frenzy that is another Borgata Spa Experience—with our latest extravaganza scheduled for March 13 – March 18.
Let yourself go with these high intensity thrill rides at Spa Toccare and Immersion Spa such as:
De-stress Massage – 50 min/$85
This upper body massage focusing on high stress areas of your back, neck and shoulders will transport you complete peace.
Borgata Bliss or Javanese Lulur – 100 min/$225
Enjoy one of our relaxing bath and body rituals. Borgata Bliss is available at Spa Toccare. Javanese Lulur is available at Immersion Spa.
Me Time Manicure/Pedicure – $95
Enjoy a Classic Manicure and Plush Pedicure at The Salon, then spend your day relaxing in the women’s spa lounge at Spa Toccare.
Ok, you guessed it, we we’re just funning about the whole high intensity thing (thought you were on Borgata’s Nightlife blog huh?).
If you’re sick and tired of the cold and are looking to thaw from the winter blues, this Friday, March 11, Borgata is offering an opportunity to heat up the start of your weekend with a living legend. Hollywood icon Sophia Loren will be coming to The Event Center, where she will share juicy inside stories about her decades’ long movie making career.
Atlantic City is a great place to dine out and at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa we’ve always been proud to be the leader in our resort’s fine dining choices.
So when they invented Atlantic City Restaurant Week—this year from March 6 to March 12—as a chance to celebrate the diversity and dining choices available here in Atlantic City, we made a quick decision. “We’ll be there with bells on.”
Well not bells (old expression). But we did decide to embrace the concept fully and participate at some of our best eateries—The Metropolitan and N.O.W. for lunch and Fornelleto, Izakaya and Wolfgang Puck American Grille for dinner.
If you’re not familiar with Atlantic City Restaurant Week, more than 70 restaurants around the city will participate by offering prix fixe meals (French for fixed price) for both lunch and dinner for the week. The lunch price is $15.16 and the dinner price is $33.16. Diners get to make choices from the prix fixe menu to create their meal.
And Borgata is offering the same deals for Restaurant Week.
For example, at Wolfgang Puck American Grille, your entrée choices for dinner are (along with a first course and dessert):
For the first time ever, Borgata was a corporate sponsor at the 2016 Human Rights Campaign’s Greater Philadelphia Gala on Saturday, February 27. The popular event, which featured many of the country’s premiere civil rights leaders,was held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown and included a silent auction and dinner.
Borgata’s Senior Vice President of Operations, Joe Lupo, who was in attendance, said that the resort’s support of the HRC was natural for Borgata.
“It stems from the very beginning that we want to create an environment that promotes equality for our customers and employee base,” Lupo said. “[The HRC] fit cohesively with this vision.”
For most of us, sugar is just something we keep in a bowl on the kitchen table. The extent of our creativity with it usually involves simply putting it on corn flakes or in our coffee.
For cooks and bakers, however, sugar is an ingredient and behind every decadent dessert and sweet treat there is. But it’s still pretty basic. Make dessert, add sugar.
Then there are master chefs, like Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s Executive Pastry Chef Thaddeus DuBois. For him, sugar isn’t something you keep in a bowl or sprinkle on cereal. Well, maybe it is if he’s having a quick breakfast, but for DuBois, sugar is also a medium, a material that can make exquisite art and a substance of profound beauty.
What we’re talking about are sugar works or sugar sculpture. It’s the art of spinning sugar into exquisitely intricate and delicate creations. The techniques have been featured on about a gazillion cable TV food shows, yet for most of us they are still as mysterious as Kanye West’s Twitter feed.
On Saturday March 19, however, Dubois and the Savor Borgata Series present “Spring Sugar & Easter Sweets“ at 1pm in Studio 1 at the Event Center.