Archive for the ‘Las Vegas’

  • Fiesta Latina de la primavera
    Lest we forget that not everyone is Irish, or wanna be Irish, I want to give a mention to the Spring Festival happening this Sunday, Mar 18 at Freedom Park. This is going to be an all day celebration of Hispanic culture with exhibits, food, and of course, music. What is any Latino celebration without music? The event is co-sponsored by the City of Las Vegas Dept of...
    by at March 15th, 2007 at 10:03 am
  • Democrat Presidential Candidates on Health Care
    I received a comment from the SEIU clarifying some incomplete information published in the R-J. The moderator for the event will be Karen Tumulty, political correspondent for Time magazine. The priviliged audience for the Democratic Presidential Candidates Forum on Health Care will consist of UNLV (I am assuming faculty, staff and students), members of the SEIU, and...
    by at March 14th, 2007 at 01:03 pm
  • St. Patrick’s Day Dance
    If guzzling green beer doesn’t fit your idea of a St. Pat celebration, you might try the St. Patrick’s Day Dance at the Charleston Height Arts Center. With the Don Burke Orchestra, it definitely looks to be a tamer and more civilized party than in other spots around town. The price is right at $10 advance/$12 at door. Info 702-229-6383. 800 So. Brush St....
    by at March 14th, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • Black Mountain Institute on Vietnam & Iraq
    Hats off to Carol Harter, former UNLV President, who manifested her vision of a think tank of writers and artists and birthed the Black Mountain Institute in 2006. The BMI is composed of the Forum (Forum on Contemporary Cultures), the North American Network of Cities of Asylum (NANCA) and the International Institute of Modern Letters (IML). Determined to be a forum where...
    by at March 13th, 2007 at 01:03 pm
  • Nevada Arts Advocates Gala
    Dust off your tux, polish your shoes, put on your sparkles and get out your checkbook to support the arts. The Nevada Arts Advocates (NAA) is hosting a dinner gala to honor its awardees who have significantly contributed to the appreciation of the arts in our community. Slated to be honored are State Sen Raggio, Mayor Goodman, Wells Fargo, the Reno Gazette-Journal and...
    by at March 13th, 2007 at 12:03 pm
  • St. Patrick’s Day Warm Up Pub Crawl
    For those of you who take the Emerald Isle celebration seriously, here’s an itinerary for the downtown 2nd Annual St. Paddy’s Pub Crawl, which judging by the list of venues and the time schedule, is a very hallowed event. As the organizers themselves quote from Paul Hennessey, an apparently very wise Irish philolosopher, “Drink Early – Avoid the...
    by at March 12th, 2007 at 03:03 pm
  • Progressive & Modern Jazz @ Tuscany
    Tim Bratt plays on Sunday and Monday nights at the Piazza Lounge, which is by the reception desk in the Hotel. Don’t go to the Casino – they were clueless. While Tim anchors both nights with his innovative and unique approach to drums, he has two very different groups on those two nights. Sunday night is the Tim Bratt Quartet playing a jazz that Tim describes...
    by at March 10th, 2007 at 10:03 am
  • Special Wild Wrice Night @ Rocco’s
    Larry Wild Wrice and the Gents of Swing are playing a special engagement tonight at Cappozoli’s-Rocco’s. Larry is found on Tuesdays at the Italian restaurant and lounge where he entertains with straight ahead jazz and old standards. Reminder that Larry will also be accompanying Lindell Blake tomorrow from 2p-5p for the FREE jazz tap recital at the Library...
    by at March 9th, 2007 at 04:03 pm
  • Wine Tasting at Steak
    If you are one of those following the calendar of wine-tastings, be sure to add to your list the free tasting offered at the trendy new restaurant in Henderson known simply as Steak. Steak is offering a tasting from 3p-5p Saturdays and the sign says “welcome.” We were there for Les’ Wines & Vines, comfortably sequestered in the wine & spirits...
    by at March 9th, 2007 at 02:03 pm
  • Ronnie Rose & Release All Star Band @ Barcode
    This event was cancelled due to some administrative problems. Look for the Release All Star Band evenings to start up again April 5. Don’t forget the cutting edge music of the Release All Star Band at the Barcode on Thursday nights. This is a blend of jazz, smooth jazz and R & B with a younger crowd than most venues. The musicians are all top quality and...
    by at March 8th, 2007 at 12:03 am
  • Terry McAuliffe, Hillary & the Las Vegas World Affairs Council
    Benjamin Duchek of the Las Vegas World Affairs Council has done it again. Guest speaker Terry McAuliffe, chair of Hillary Clinton‘s presidential campaign, sharing political war stories with 30 lucky members of the LVWAC at the Steak House, Four Seasons Hotel. What a coup! McAuliffe is a guy usually found speaking to groups of 100’s or 1000’s. We...
    by at March 7th, 2007 at 05:03 pm
  • Spring White Elephant Sale
    The Woman’s Auxiliary of the Salvation Army, known as SAWA, will be holding their Spring White Elephant Sale as a fundraiser for the Salvation Army. This is a great event for treasure hunters, garage sale afficionados, and haunters of swap meets. Typical items for sale are custom jewlery, books, household items, and of course, “knick-kncks,” that great...
    by at March 7th, 2007 at 04:03 am
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Blues Night cancelled
    I don’t know why, but unless it has something to do with the City coming down because of some sort of ordinance violation, the cancelling of Blues Night at 3rd & Bridger (the Church) is one of the dumbest things to happen this week. In fact, in a few weeks. A packed house on its second Wednesday, this was the very definition of success for an Off the Strip...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 10:02 pm
  • Golden Genevieve Sings @ Bootlegger
    If you like to follow the golden pipes of Genevieve, then make it down to Bootlegger Bistro this Friday. Genevieve will perform with Ronnie Rose at the grand old dame of Las Vegas local nightlife from 10 pm to 12:30 am. “You never know who will stop in” at this favorite spot for the town’s entertainment crowd. 702-736-4939. 7700 Las Vegas Blvd South Related...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 04:02 pm
  • Author Richard Wiley Reads
    UNLV professor and author, Richard Wiley, will read from his long-awaited “Commodore Perry’s Minstrel Show” at Barrick Museum Auditorium, UNLV campus. This novel is the prequel to his PEN/Faulkner Award-winning “Soldiers in Hiding.” His latest novel captures the complicated drama of Imperial Japan and expansionist America in the first throes...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 03:02 pm
  • Chess Club
    Bring your own chess board and clock. Come on down to Dula Gymnasium every Wednesday night from 5:30-9:30 pm for keen competition among adult players of all levels. This weekly event is sponsored by the Las Vegas City Dept of Leisure Services and the Downtown Chess Club. Annual $2 membership required, but I’m calling it Free. Call for more info 702-229-6307....
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 02:02 pm
  • Free Classic Film Series
    If you like the Turner Classic Movies kind of old film and you enjoy sharing the experience with others, the Clark County Library runs free screenings in the “By Request” film series on Tuesdays in March. Showtime 1:00 pm. Mar 6 – “My Little Chickadee” (1940) written by W.C. Fields and Mae West, stars of the film. There’s a dynamic...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 01:02 pm
  • Gem and Mineral Society Meets
    You are surrounded by astounding geology, a terrain of rock and stone yielding unfathomable treasure if only you could recognize it. Learn the stories behind those pebbles and boulders you encounter everyday, whether in your desert-landscaped front yard or along the hiking trail. If you’re not an outdoorsy kind of person, that’s okay too. The Southern Nevada...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 01:02 pm
  • A Meeting of Science Fiction Buffs
    Lovers of are indeed a special breed. Not ashamed to call themselves geeks, they pride themselves on outerworldly perspectives and fuel their cosmic curiosity with books, films, comic books and gaming (not gambling.) The Vegas Science Fiction Association invites any “book geek, movie buff or serious gamer” to their meetings the first Monday of the month...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 12:02 pm