Archive for March, 2007

  • UNLV Summer School
    I just received the course catalogue for the UNLV summer term. Summer term is actually composed of three different sessions: Session 1, 3 weeks, May 14- Jun 1; Session 2, 5 weeks, Jun 4- Jul 6; Session 3, 5 weeks, Jul 9- Aug 10. As usual there are some great opportunities to enrich your mind and pursue some areas of interest, covering the material fairly rapidly. I see...
    by at March 7th, 2007 at 04:03 am
  • A Drive to Overton Along Lake Mead
    Click here for Picasa Web Photo Album of trip With a cloudless azure sky and a comfortable 68 degrees, it seemed like the perfect day to take my own advice, put the top down and head to the desert. From the Strip, we took Sahara Ave straight east to Hollywood Blvd.* and headed north to E. Lake Mead Blvd. Take a right onto Lake Mead and drive east to the edge of...
    by at March 5th, 2007 at 05:03 pm
  • Downtown Grand Openings
    The push to gentrify Downtown Las Vegas and especially Fremont Street east of Las Vegas Blvd is gaining momentum with the addition of two very attractive venues designed to give a sense of elegance and intimacy in an otherwise diamond-in-the-rough milieu. The Cocktail Room located at 111 Las Vegas Blvd is celebrating its Grand Opening with DJ Robert Oleysyck on Thursday...
    by at March 5th, 2007 at 12:03 pm
  • Jazz & Wine Tasting Scholarship Fundraiser
    You enjoy jazz, you enjoy wine and have been known to sample a good Scotch now and then. This Saturday is the perfect occasion to indulge yourself and support a good cause. The Cultural Diversity Foundation is holding its 12th annual Educational Taste of Excellence: Wine-tasting, Spirits, and Jazz Scholarship Fundraiser on Sat Mar 10. You’ll find the Vista Ballroom...
    by at March 5th, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • Taxes and Politics
    The dreaded season is upon us and the UNLV University Forum Lecture Series delivers a timely topic for we fellow citizen-sufferers. “Taxes and Politics: The IRS, Congress and How Federal Tax Laws Are Made.” That should be an interesting explanation – as if one could ever understand the how or why of any federal legislation, especially that dealing with...
    by at March 4th, 2007 at 06:03 pm
  • Tibetan Astrologer Jhampa Kalsang
    Just in case there is anyone out there who still thinks this town is only about gambling, the coming visit of Dr. Jhampa Kalsang should help quell that prejudice and reinforce my premise that Las Vegas is a vortex for a whole other kind of energy. Dr. Kalsang was trained in the Tibetan Medical Astrological Institute in Dharamasala, India and has travelled extensively in...
    by at March 4th, 2007 at 05:03 pm
  • Kelly Clinton Dinner Show
    Bootlegger Bistro is the place to be on Sunday evenings to catch excellent live music and performances by Vegas stars. Kelly Clinton, who had a long run at Sahara’s and heads entertainment for the Stirling Club, produces a dinner show spotlighting celebrities from around town. Kelly knows everyone, so you can be sure to see some great talent while experiencing...
    by at March 4th, 2007 at 05:03 pm
  • Be Pain Free Workshop
    Transformations is offering a free presentation every Tuesday by Dr. John Englehart who specializes in Auriculo Medicine & Cold Laser Technology. He is a Naturopathic & Homeopathic physician with a background in Chinese medicine. He promises to help alleviate a collection of ailments such as weight gain, smoking, stroke, depression, arthritis, back and neck pain,...
    by at March 4th, 2007 at 04:03 pm
  • Native American Arts Festival
    The Clark County Museum is holding the 18th Annual Native American Arts Festival the last weekend in March with 3 full days of activities. The Friday is booked with thousands of area school children, but Saturday and Sunday should be great days to sample Native American cuisine and observe folklore in action. The Fesitval requires that participants and performers show...
    by at March 2nd, 2007 at 03:03 pm
  • Saving Jesus
    Apparently there are some Christians out there who feel Jesus has been kidnapped by the Religious Right and they’re doing something about it. At least in terms of education and discussion, that is. The Northwest Community Church has started a series with local speakers and national speakers via DVD. The public is invited to attend, whether you agree with them...
    by at March 2nd, 2007 at 03:03 pm
  • Home from Iraq
    With the heady title of “Meeting the Post Deployment Readjustment Needs of Military Members,” Josef I. Ruzek of the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder will describe those needs and offer techniques to help families, friends, and even returnees make the very difficult adjustment back to civilian life. Following the scandal in Washington DC around...
    by at March 2nd, 2007 at 02:03 pm
  • Sloan Canyon Hikes
    Just south of town, an easy 20 minute drive from the Strip is the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area with great hiking and Native American rock art sites. The BLM and Clark Co. Museum are offering guided hikes for the public at no charge, but the groups are limited in size and you need to reserve ahead. The hike is described as “moderate with some rock scrambling,...
    by at March 2nd, 2007 at 01:03 pm
  • Valley of Fire to Lost City
    Get on your Harley or put down the top and get out of town for a gorgeous drive out to Overton and the Lost City Museum. The March photo exhibition of nature photographer Marcella Brendible makes a charming destination and a great excuse to explore the Valley of Fire State Park or Lake Mead NRA. Ms. Brendible is a Native American from Alaska and her work demonstrates...
    by at March 2nd, 2007 at 12:03 pm
  • Fusion, Fire & Ice
    The Nevada Ballet Theater Group has an exciting dance program planned for the 3rd weekend in March, composed of three one-act works of very diverse choreography and rhythms. Titled “Fusio, Fire & Ice – A Celebration of Dance,” the mix includes Fest Polonaise with music by Johann Svendson and choreography by Bruce Steivel, Les Patineurs, music by...
    by at March 2nd, 2007 at 12:03 pm
  • Violinist Sarah Chang Tonight
    Part of the Charles Vanda Master Series, Sarah Chang will perform tonight with the UNLV Symphony Orchestra, conducted by George Stelluto. The concert venue is the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall on UNLV campus. Tickets $45/$60/$90. UNLV PAC 702-895-ARTS (2787).
    by at March 2nd, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • Joshua Bell at PAC
    For lovers of classical music, the UNLV PAC Charles Vanda Master Series presents performances at the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall by guest artists of international acclaim. Joshua Bell, violinist and conductor, will appear on Thurs Mar 22 with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. As an aside, his press release states that Bell was named one of People magazine’s...
    by at March 2nd, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • Saving Our Planet
    It’s almost impossible to pick up any publication today and not read about Global Warming. Even the Academy Awards used not-so-subliminal messages to communicate “we need to act now,” a mantra being promoted across all media. Our local Sheila Z. Stirling, author and head of the Open Wisdom Institute, is organizing a Climate Project consisting of ten...
    by at March 2nd, 2007 at 10:03 am
  • Margarita Mixer
    B2B (Business 2 Business) Las Vegas is celebrating this month’s Networking Mixer at Margarita Baby on the Strip. Designate a driver or grab a taxi cause the Donna-Ritas are yummy, pack a punch and your first one is FREE! There’s a fully stocked cash bar to go along with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and tasty treats from the menu. The monthly business...
    by at March 2nd, 2007 at 09:03 am
  • Menopause without pause
    I thought I was the last woman over 50 in Las Vegas to see Menopause, the laugh-out-loud Broadway Musical Comedy that parodies the dreaded Change of Life awaiting half of the world’s population. But judging by the packed house at Shimmer Cabaret at the Hilton, there are still quite a few of us left to savor hearing the woes of our sweat and tears playfully bantered...
    by at March 1st, 2007 at 10:03 am