Archive for the ‘Las Vegas’

  • Orchid Lovers Meet
    An Orchid Society in the desert? Just goes to show that just about anything you can think of is available in Vegas! The Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society meets the first Sunday of each month at the Nevada Garden Clubs Bldg in Lorenzi Park. Orchids are on display and for sale, with educational programs for members and non-members. Annual membership fee is $25. 702-251-1456...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 11:02 am
  • Las Vegas Astronomical Society
    “The Greatest Stars of Las Vegas – can’t be seen on the Strip!” Join the Las Vegas Astronomical Society the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 to learn about celestial heavens. The programs are designed to educate the public on astronomy and include speakers on diverse topics. The meetings are held at the CSN Planetarium 3200 East Cheyenne....
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 10:02 am
  • FREE Hypnotist Show Tonight
    The Alladin Hotel is offering free tickets to Mesmerize (Hypnotist Show). Just show up at the box office at 10 pm and tell them you are with LVCEA and they will let you in. It’s FREE.
    by at February 27th, 2007 at 04:02 pm
  • Tuesday Night Live – Jazz & Blues
    It’s Tuesday night and you want to hear some live jazz or blues in a place that doesn’t break the bank, is easy to park and you’re away from the mass of humanity clogging the Strip. Three places offer great variety, all located close to, but off the Strip. Larry (Wild) Wrice and the Gents of Swing play straight ahead jazz and old standards at Capozzoli’s...
    by at February 27th, 2007 at 03:02 pm
  • Happy Chinese New Year, Anthem Style
    Lion Dance, red lanterns, gold balloons and tables numbered only in double digit lucky 7’s, 8’s or 9’s, it was a gracious and grand 3rd Chinese New Year Party Celebration at Sun City Anthem last night. With a program often in Mandarin and a room filled with beautiful and colorful Han-inspired evening dress, I was transported to far away and exotic Cathay...
    by at February 27th, 2007 at 06:02 am
  • Guest Musician at the Barcode
    There’s some great music being played at the yet-to-be-discovered Thursday night sessions at the Barcode. These weekly events regularly feature the Release all star band with contributing artists Michael Clark, Earl Turner, Gwen Guthrie, Bonnie Pointer, Scott Cannady, Grover Washington Jr, Kirk Whalum, Chris Clarmont, Darryl “Footz” Woolfolk, Jeffrey...
    by at February 26th, 2007 at 10:02 am
  • Authenticity of Slave Narratives Debated
    History is constantly being written and re-written it seems. So much of what we think we know is based on the personal journeys, triumphs and failures of simple human beings, who through fate or will, succeeded in changing the course of events in some special way. We study those individual lives, often through letters, authoritative biographies and narratives to gain...
    by at February 23rd, 2007 at 09:02 am
  • LV World Affairs Council Int’l Trivia
    Just to give you an update on some interesting events sponsored by the LV World Affairs Council: Tonight Feb 21: Screening of “The Lost Boys of Sudan: An Understanding of the Sudan and the Situation in Darfur.” The award-winning filmmaker, Jon Shenk, Professors Drs. Ted Gurr and Barbara Harff and Sudanese refugees from the “Lost Boys” will be...
    by at February 21st, 2007 at 11:02 am
  • Deep Discounts by Listening to Radio
    In 1981 The Radio Shopping Show created a revolutionary concept of a barter marketing program by which businesses exchange discounted products and services for radio advertising and publicity. The ENORMOUS savings to the program’s listening audience is attention-getting. There is literally something for everybody. The list is long and includes oil changes, acne...
    by at February 20th, 2007 at 11:02 am
  • Live Music Every Day of the Week
    Sunday Brunch @ Gordon Birsch. 11 am to 4 pm. This is definitely the place to be on Sunday afternoons if you want to dance your heart out. Every Sunday is a different group, so you need to try them all. A Brunch menu is available, with tables in the bar and dance area. Guest artists sit in and the afternoon can be full of suprises. No cover charge. Howard Hughes Parkway,...
    by at February 20th, 2007 at 10:02 am
  • Dixieland Jazz in the Afternoon
    Incongruous at it might seem, the Cortez Room at the Golden Nugget is pretty lively on a weekday afternoon with the sounds of the Royal Dixie Jazz Band playing Dixieland classics such as Down by the Riverside, South Rampart Street Parade, and Bugle Call Rag. The trombone, trumpet, clarinet, sometimes saxophone, keys and drums swing with the old favorites; Tommy E was...
    by at February 20th, 2007 at 12:02 am
  • The Golden Voice of Genevieve
    If you missed Genevieve last weekend at Piero’s, you still have another chance to enjoy the velvet voice of one of my favorite female Vegas vocalists at one of my favorite Vegas restaurant/lounges. You’ve got two good reasons to get out of the house this Friday or Saturday or both. Genevieve delivers a song in pure golden tones, and she is equally at home...
    by at February 19th, 2007 at 12:02 pm
  • Wild Wrice Jazz Brunch
    Sorry to say that this brunch is no longer happening. I want to make another plug for my good friends Louise and Larry and the reprise of the Sunday Jazz Brunch that’s happening at Elvis Restaurant and Lounge from 2-6 pm. The Gents of Swing with Larry “Wild” Wrice on double bass drums, Randy Thomas on piano and Richard Straub on upright bass deliver...
    by at February 16th, 2007 at 11:02 am
  • Meetups, Actual and Virtual
    If you are searching for others with similar interests or want to hook up with people living in your town, forming or joining a meetup increases your exposure. This interesting concept is supported by www.meetup.com where you can go to start a meetup group or search exisitng meetups by city or topic of interest – or both. For instance, there are meetups for poker,...
    by at February 15th, 2007 at 04:02 pm
  • Old Style Vegas @ the Bootlegger
    The Bootlegger Bistro is making a valiant effort to preserve the Old Vegas for those of us who appreciate the less corporate side of entertainment. Live music needs supporting if we are going to keep it alive. This 24 hr Italian landmark offers blues/jazz on Wed from 8:30-10:30 pm, blues/soul on Thurs 8:30-10:30 pm, Old Vegas entertainers Fri and Sat from 10 pm and crowned...
    by at February 15th, 2007 at 12:02 pm
  • Blues Night @ 3rd & Bridger
    Sorry to say that this event is cancelled! Last night was HOT at the Church, or should I say COOL?! The first ever Blues Night at the locale on 3rd & Bridger known for Jazz and singers on Friday nights was an unbelievable debut to what I hope is a long and flourishing run. I don’t want to be thought of as prejudiced, but when I see that half the crowd are...
    by at February 15th, 2007 at 11:02 am
  • Gung Hay Fat Choy!
    I intend to celebrate the arrival of the Golden Red Pig Chinese New Year at the 1st Annual Asian Food Festival. Yummy yummy! A Pan-Asian All You Can Eat Buffet for $20 a person and $10 for children with live Asian entertainment is sure to produce a stampede. Chinese Dragon Dancers, Japanese Taiko Drums, Hula Dance, Taekwondo, karate and even a fashion show. Throw in...
    by at February 13th, 2007 at 12:02 am
  • Darfur, One Story Behind the Headlines
    Continuing its mission to bring the world to Las Vegas, The Las Vegas World Affiars Council is co-sponsoring with the Diversity Committees of the Community College of Southern Nevada, UNLV and Nevada State College an evening with award-winning film director Jon Shenk to give an insider look at the situation in Darfur and Sudan. Part of a series of Black History Month events...
    by at February 12th, 2007 at 04:02 pm
  • Dam Short Film Festival
    Great name for a festival showing of movie “shorts” at Boulder City. The Dam Short Film Festival is the brainchild of Lee and Anita Lanier, who are staging the showing from Thursday thru Sunday. There are day and evening screenings at the American Legion Hall, 508 California, with headquarters at the Boulder Dam Hotel at 1305 Arizona St. This is a real treat...
    by at February 9th, 2007 at 08:02 pm
  • Daily Word of Encouragement
    Ever thought about the word “encouragement” – and how’s it all about getting the “courage” to keep going? There is a little website that will send you an email every day with “Today’s Daily Word.” www.dailyword.com. I’ll caution that this is highly spiritual stuff and certainly based on a belief in God, although...
    by at February 8th, 2007 at 03:02 pm
  • Dog Lovers’ Whine Tasting Benefit
    The Lucky Dog Magazine will hold a Sugar, Champagne and Whine Tasting Benefit for the Nevada SPCA and Noah Animal House. Hors d-oeuvres, pastries served. Tickets are $40 pp. RSVP 702-255-8055 or www.luckydogmag.com. Panevino Ristorante 246 Via Antoni Ave, at Sunset in Marnell Corporate Center. p.s. no dogs allowed at this event!
    by at February 6th, 2007 at 08:02 pm
  • Brat Pack?
    Invited to join the original BRAT PACK by a lady friend who knows a lot about what’s going on around town, I must say that I was favorably impressed by her sole comment, “It might be fun.” Judie Brooks, Nancy Brady and Kat Ray are the names mentioned. I have NO IDEA, but I have been to Ferraro’s and liked the food and the old Vegas, “made...
    by at February 6th, 2007 at 06:02 pm
  • NSA Speakers Workshop
    The Las Vegas Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA) holds periodic education programs with guest presenters (professional speakers with impressive resumes) that are designed for continuing training for their members. But the educational programs are open to the interested public and a great place to network. Presenters speak on diverse topics and in a variety...
    by at February 6th, 2007 at 02:02 pm
  • Celebrity Cookout
    Don’t you just love Vegas? While most of the world is deciding what show they’re going to watch on TV Thursday night, we are making tough decisions about what event we’re going to attend. Kiss My Palate Celebrity Couple Cookoff certainly grabbed my attention. You’ve got Celebrity Couples in cook-off while local Celebrity Chefs judge the competition...
    by at February 5th, 2007 at 06:02 pm
  • Slainte! at McMullan’s Irish Pub
    Step inside and enter a wee bit o Eire in the form of an Irish pub best found down by the harbour in old Dublin. This is another of the multitude of “transport” experiences that carry you away to exotic and foreign places when you walk through a door and leave Las Vegas behind. The bar is packed and lively; you can join the boisterous crowd, or retreat to...
    by at February 4th, 2007 at 10:02 am
  • Spotlight on Horns at Pogo’s
    It’s like a music revival, the souls of each horn-player jubilating in high communion with keys, bass, guitar and drums, filling the smoky, packed confines of little Pogo’s Tavern with musical lyrics of pure joy. Are these guys having fun or what? Are we on the Left Bank in Paris or in a basement in Greenwich Village? This is as authentic a night of swingin,...
    by at February 3rd, 2007 at 02:02 pm
  • Las Vegas World Affairs Council
    For those of you who love our town but still crave the exotic lure of foreign lands, you need to check out the LVWAC (Las Vegas World Affairs Council). This fledgling organization is finding its feet and offers a program that is widely diverse, always international in flavor. You can partake of pancake breakfasts at the Four Seasons with guest speaker explaining the intricacies...
    by at February 1st, 2007 at 03:02 pm
  • Ernie D’s Bar
    If you want to get really authentic, take a drive down to Jean, head straight west to the hills and meander through Sandy Valley to Ernie D’s. As gritty and downhome as it gets, Ernie holds down the end of the bar while a real-life constable moonlights as bartender. If you are special, Ernie will offer a shot of his Johnny Walker Blue that he keeps hidden in his...
    by at January 30th, 2007 at 12:01 pm