Archive for April, 2007

  • Kite Carnival and Earth Day
    Design, decorate and fly your kite. Come to this celebration of Earth Day Sat Apr 21 10a-noon with crafts and activities for all ages. The cost is only $3. 702-229-5080 West Community Center 2050 Sapphire Stone Ave Las Vegas NV
    by at April 19th, 2007 at 10:04 am
  • Las Vegas Wind Quartet Free Concert
    There is plenty of opportunity to enjoy free music here in Las Vegas. Sunday, Apr 22 at 3:00 pm, you are invited to hear the Las Vegas Wind Quartet at the Charleston Heights Arts Center. Featured artists are clarinetist Dave Hawley, Flutist Sherrie Parker, oboist Mika Bronson, bassoonist Sam Pisciotta and horn player Doug Beasley. A project co-sponsored by the City of...
    by at April 19th, 2007 at 10:04 am
  • Free Harp and Opera lunch hour
    Take your lunch and enjoy the music of harpist Carolyn Gott and opera singer Stephen Plummer from noon to 1pm, Fri Apr 20. The event is hosted by the City of Las Vegas. Venue is the Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse Downtown Las Vegas. Call 702-229-4614 for more info. Admission is free. Light refreshments available.
    by at April 19th, 2007 at 10:04 am
  • The Art of Politics Art Show
    Exhibiting thru April 27 at the Left of Center Art Gallery in North Las Vegas is a show called “The Art of Politics.” A group of artists “explore the political and humantarian issues the impact our lives.” The gallery also displays a collection of African art. The hours are Tues-Fri 1p-6p, Sat 10a-2p. Call 702-647-7378 for more info. 2207 W...
    by at April 19th, 2007 at 10:04 am
  • John O’Hurley Talks Dogs
    John O’Hurley, known as J. Peterman on Seinfeld, and currently appearing in Spamalot at the Wynn Las Vegas, is appearing at the Clark County Library Thur Apr 19 7pm. “An Evening with John O’Hurley” focuses on his lifelong love of dogs and his book “It’s Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump.” The event includes a book sale and...
    by at April 19th, 2007 at 09:04 am
  • Internet Wine Discounts
    There are some great savings to be had on wine and spirits at this website. I don’t particularly like to compete with our local merchants, but in the interest of presenting as many avenues to fun and enjoyment in life as possible, I share this site with you. www.internetwines.com
    by at April 19th, 2007 at 09:04 am
  • Grotto adds to Chris’ Rock n Roll Experience
    Friday night is the big Rock n Roll (Reggae this time) Wine-tasting event at the Shark’s Pool, Golden Nugget. The Grotto Italian restaurant at the Golden Nugget is giving free appetizers and a glass of champagne to anyone with a Rock ‘n Roll Wine wristband. Golden Nugget Las Vegas 129 East Fremont St Las Vegas NV (Fremont & 3rd) See my previous posting...
    by at April 19th, 2007 at 09:04 am
  • 3rd Annual Meatball Awards
    The Meatball Awards “Vintage Vegas” Sun Apr 22 is the primo event for true Las Vegas culture. Artie Schroeck & orchestra will provide music and Cork Proctor will M.C. The Awards will be presented by well-known celebrities around town to personalities who have made their mark on our town. Start at 6pm with no-host cocktail party with show at 7pm, followed...
    by at April 19th, 2007 at 09:04 am
  • Howie Hewett @ Barcode
    The Intimate Nights Concert with Howard Hewett at the Barcode takes place Thurs Apr 14. Tickets are $29.95/$25 NV residents with ID. Barcode has a full bar with appetizer menu plus catfish and sweet potato fries. The concert is one of series presented by Release Entertainment, Darryl “Footz” Woolfolk, in association with 30th Day in September Entertainment....
    by at April 15th, 2007 at 07:04 pm
  • Summer Educational Outreach @ UNLV
    I wrote an article on the summer school classes being offered at UNLV, classes which can be taken for credit, but which are open to enrollment for anyone who choses – not just those officially enrolled as students at the university. In addition to those classes, which are rich and varied, the UNLV Educational Outreach Program offers a host of possibilities for further...
    by at April 15th, 2007 at 07:04 pm
  • Bunkhouse Saloon for Serious Music
    Usher in the New Year for $10, cutting edge music and a free glass of champagne at midnight. The Bunkhouse Saloon advertises itself as “Downtown‘s Newest Venue for Serious Music.” Look for very alternative sounds. Their motto is “Live Music Cool Vibe Great Sound.” The BH features live music every performance night, with some local bands....
    by at April 15th, 2007 at 12:04 pm
  • Marilyn Monroe at Josette’s Bistro
    Catch two blonde bombshells Sat Apr 27 at Josette’s Bistro. Josette LeBlond Pink Productions is staging a Cabernet Dinner Show with Miss “Marilyn Monroe,” otherwise known as Linda Angeline. Josette promises an evening of sultry entertainment, great French cuisine and some fine wines. Ms Angeline is one of the foremost Marilyn impersonators and has performed...
    by at April 15th, 2007 at 11:04 am
  • Ambiance – the Casual French Bistro
    Just got back from a great little lunch at Ambiance Bistro in the Annie Oakley Sunset Center. I was skeptical of anything out in the “burbs” being truly French, but I am happy to admit I was wrong. The Quiche Lorraine was delectable, with that special bacony flavor only the French achieve. My Warm Goat Cheese Salad was a bit heavy on the dressing side, but...
    by at April 14th, 2007 at 03:04 pm
  • Vegas 420 Music Fest
    For a sizzling weekend of 50 live Metal, Hip Hop, Reggae and Trance-Techno Bands, get your tickets now for the Nevada NORML 2007 MMM Music Fest on Fri Apr 20 & Sat 21 at the Ice House. Doors open at 9:00 am, the first band starts at 10a with the last band starting at midnight on Friday and 8p on Saturday. The list of groups is every mother’s nightmare: The...
    by at April 14th, 2007 at 12:04 pm
  • Compulsive Gamblers Lecture
    The Swiss decided to deal with their gambling issues in a socially responsible way. When they legalized major casinos, they made it part of the licensing requirements to propose programs for troubled gamblers, even outlining how they would ban certain players exhibiting obsessive behavior. Prof William N. Thompson of UNLV will speak at Barrick Museum Auditorium on Mon...
    by at April 14th, 2007 at 11:04 am
  • Great Pizza with Les Kincaid!
    Les Kincaid of wine fame is giving a special “pizza workshop” in his own back yard. You will learn how to make the world’s greatest pizza using Les’ wood-fired pizza oven and grill. Les promises demonstrations and recipes for over a dozen gourmet pizzas – and when Les says something is tasty, you can take it to the bank. Bring your own beverages...
    by at April 13th, 2007 at 09:04 am
  • Kevin Spirtas Musical Afternoon
    You might know Keven Spirtas best from his role as Dr. Wesley on “Days of Our Lives.” But Kevin has vast experience from Broadway and cinema as well as TV. A veteran Broadway performer, he has also appeared in regional theatres across the country. Join him for a musical afternoon called “Night and Days,” Sun Apr 29 3pm. Tickets $10 advance/$15...
    by at April 13th, 2007 at 09:04 am
  • Star Trekkies meet
    The USS Las Vegas, which is a chapter of the International Federation of (Star) Trekkers meets the 3rd Wednesday each month at 6:30 pm – where else but Quark’s Bar & Restaurant at the Hilton? All interested parties are invited. Call 702-448-0868 or email info@usslasvegas.org. They also have a website www.usslasvegas.org. Quark’s Bar & Restaurant,...
    by at April 13th, 2007 at 09:04 am
  • Nobel Laureate Poetry Reading
    The Black Mountain Institute presents two Nobel Laureates on Thurs Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm. Derek Walcott, West Indian poet and playwright and winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize for Literature, will be at UNLV campus for a reading of his work. He will be joined by Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate, for a discussion afterwards. As usual, these BMI lectures are free and open to the public....
    by at April 13th, 2007 at 09:04 am
  • IONS meeting on Human BioEnergetic Field
    The topic for this month’s meeting on Apr 24 is “Human BioEnergetic Field and it’s relationship to the Quantum Field of Potential.” Heady stuff but definitely pertinent to the concepts being espoused in “The Secret” and similar philosophies. You are invited to hear about the quantum experience of Traditional Chinese Meridian System,...
    by at April 13th, 2007 at 08:04 am
  • Annual Flower Show
    The Sunset Garden Club hosts its annual flower show themed “A Day in the Park” with live or dried flower arrangements. The event on Sat Apr 14 is from noon-4p and is free and open to the public. For more info call Jane 702-897-2271 or Sylvia 702-454-7974. Paseo Verde Library 280 S Green Valley Pkwy Henderson NV Related Cactus and Succulent Show title, Rose...
    by at April 12th, 2007 at 11:04 am
  • Intelligent Design?
    Prof of Paleontology and Curator of the Museum of Paleontology, University of California at Berkeley, Kevin Padian will explore the four primary reasons the courts have rejected Inteligent Design. The title of his lecture is “Intelligent Education or Intelligent Design? The Challenge of Effective Science Education.” His particular concern in the challenge...
    by at April 12th, 2007 at 04:04 am
  • Divas Las Vegas Equestrian Fundraiser
    Deborah Cox, Taylor Dayne, Jennifer Holliday and Martha Wash, known as local divas, will join Bellagio’s The Bank Clockwork Apr 20 9:30 pm for a fundraising concert to support the Equestrian Aid Foundation. The proceeds of the evening will go to assist people in the equestrian world suffering from catastrophic injuries or illnesses. Tickets are $100, $250 VIP and...
    by at April 12th, 2007 at 04:04 am
  • Free Organ Recital @UNLV
    Dr Paul Hesselink gives a free organ recital Sun Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm featuring the program “Commemorations” with works by Dieterich Buxtehude, Jean Langlais, Daniel Pinkham, James Biery, Oskar Lindberg and Stig Gutav Schoenberg. The music is chosen to commemorate a 300 year anniversary, a 100th birthday and to honor the lives of to recently deceased musical artists. The...
    by at April 12th, 2007 at 04:04 am
  • Cactus and Succulent Club
    More on plant and flower societies/clubs in Las Vegas. The Cactus and Succulent Society of Southern Nevada meets the 1st Thur @ 7pm. They advertise “friendly folks, tasty treats, cool plants and fascinating presentations – for expert or novice.” For more details call 702-645-2032 or visit www.csssn.org. Nevada Garden Clubs Center Lorenzi Park 3333...
    by at April 12th, 2007 at 04:04 am
  • Sierra Club Global Warming Films
    The Sierra Club hosts a “multimedia energy festival” on Apr 14 12:30p-4:30p with films about alternative energies followed by discussion and refreshments. This event is part of a national effort to raise awareness of the dangers of global warming. The event will be held at a private home. Call Isis 702-242-2299 or email janefeldman@earhtlink.net. 4685 El...
    by at April 12th, 2007 at 04:04 am
  • UNLVino!
    The heat is really turned up on this year’s UNLVino. Thur Apr 12: Start with a poolside party “Bubble-licious” at the Hard Rock Hotel which will serve more than 100 different sparkling wines from all over the world. 7p-10p Cost $75. Fri Apr 13: is “Auss-some and Then Some!” at the District at Green Valley Ranch. Tasting of great wines from...
    by at April 11th, 2007 at 08:04 am
  • Dances of India with Mythili Prakash
    The City of Las Vegas brings us the incredible opportunity to experience a performance by Mythili Prakash, a star in the world of bharata natyam, the classical dance style of South India. Prakash is a household name in India and has toured extensively in the US and Europe. Tickets $10 advance/$15 perfomrance day. Sun Apr 22 @ 3pm. Reed Whipple Cultural Center 702-229-6211...
    by at April 11th, 2007 at 07:04 am
  • Rose Society Meets
    For meetings about roses, attend the Las Vegas Valley Rose Society the second Thursday every month at 7:30 pm. The programs are all about roses, of course – new varieties, planting, arranging etc. Call 702-646-6048 for more info. No meetings during June, July and August. Nevada Garden Clubs Center Lorenzi Park 3333 W. Washington Ave Las Vegas NV. Related Clubs...
    by at April 11th, 2007 at 06:04 am
  • Las Vegas Philharmonic performance
    Harold Weller will conduct the Las Vegas Philharmonic Sat Apr 14 8:00 pm for a performance of “Tragic” Overture and “Ein Deutsches Requiem” by Johannes Brahms. The”Requiem” features the UNLV Concert Singers and the Las Vegas Masters Singers. Soloists for the evening will be soprano Olivia Gorra and baritone Zheng Zhou. Tickets are...
    by at April 11th, 2007 at 06:04 am