In St. Mark's Square of The Venetian Hotel, musical and other performances begin as early as 10am and last until 10pm. The local artists perform various acts and musical pieces with classical elegance that is rare in Las Vegas.
Artisti del Arte: Opera singers in Renaissance Italian costumes sing Italian favorites such as "O Sole Mio" and "Santa Lucia" every forty-five minutes or so beginning 11:30am. A Juggler's act precedes the presentation.
The Venetian Living Statues: A statue of a lady stands under a spotlight in the middle of the square. One would think the statue is of white marble until it suddenly jerks its arm. Children seem to like this show the best. The show begins at 10am and the statue changes every two hours or so.
The Venetian Trio: A string trio serenades listeners with Latin favorites such as "La Spana" and "Besamé Mucho" with such passion that one may feel like dancing to them Tango style. Performance begins at 6:20pm and repeats every hour, ending at about 10pm, every evening except Monday and Tuesday. Time your dinner in a cafe or a restaurant nearby out in the square and you are bound to have a very romantic dinner with the music in the background.
Special Performances: Sometimes performers who perform nightly in The Venetian theater will give a preview as an advertisement. When I was visiting, "The Lord of The Dance" was being performed. These occur every hour after a solo in the evening.
The best thing about these performances is that they are free of charge for visitors and shoppers—no tickets or drinks to buy to view or listen. However, viewers and audiences tip them during or after performances, especially the Living Statue (perhaps out of compassion?).