Archive for the ‘Las Vegas’

  • Free Father’s Day Outdoor Concert
    Join the Woody Woods Orchestra on Sun Jun 17 @ 7pm for a free family concert to celebrate the Dads of Las Vegas. Bring picnic baskets, blankets, lawn chairs to listen to classic jazz and blues with original compositions by Woods and performed by his 18-piece orchestra with vocalists Sophia Lelis and Melanie Moore. There will be hot dogs, chips and sodas available until...
    by at June 14th, 2007 at 08:06 pm
  • Free Writer’s Workshop w/ Adam Henry Carriere
    The Nevada Arts Council and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts makes Tumblewords, a free writer’s workshop possible on Jun 15 & 16. Local poet/writer Adam Henry Carriere will present an evening of readings @ 7pm and a Saturday workshop @ 2pm for aspiring writers. Carriere studied film and video and holds a masters degree in writing from USC....
    by at June 14th, 2007 at 08:06 pm
  • Free Juneteenth Festival
    The 7th annual Las Vegas Juneteenth Festival will be held June 15 & 16 from 4p-9p at Sammy Davis Jr. Plaza. Admission is free. Look for educational activities, guest speakers, live entertainment, and food and beverages. R&B singer Howard Hewitt will be the headliner Friday night, with R&B soul legend Freddie Jackson Saturday night. Stand-up comedian LJ...
    by at June 12th, 2007 at 09:06 am
  • Free “Nothin But the Blues” @ Crossroads
    I know a lot of people who love blues and love free. This should be a successful combo on Wednesday nights inside Crossroads, House of Blues. For more info, call 702-632-7607. The show is FREE for all ages. Crossroads Mandalay Bay Resort 3950 Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas NV Visit www.myspace.com/nothingbuttheblues2007 or hob.com/lasvegas. Schedule: Jun 06 Stoney Curtis Band Jun...
    by at June 12th, 2007 at 07:06 am
  • Update on CineVegas (La Proxima Ola)
    I’ve viewed five films so far at the 2007 CineVegas Film Festival happening at Brendan Theatres at the Palms, and have been concentrating on films by directors making their debuts with either first or second releases, especially foreign language. Part of the mission of CineVegas is to provide the opportunity to experience film you would not otherwise see in Las...
    by at June 10th, 2007 at 10:06 am
  • Free Brass Roots Quintet Concert
    The City of Las Vegas presents Walter Boenig and the Brass Roots Quintet on Jun 16 @ 3pm in a wide-range of music from classical to contemporary. This free-to-the-public afternoon is provided in part by a grant from the Music Performance Fund, obtained with cooperation of the Musicians Union of Las Vegas Local No. 369. Call 702-229-6383. Charleston Heights Arts Center...
    by at June 6th, 2007 at 07:06 am
  • Free Movie Matinee “Borat” @ Library
    Clark County Library presents Saturday Movie Matinee the 2nd Sat of the month with a showing of “Borat” @ 2pm in the Jewel Box Theater. This film from 2006 is a bizarre comedy/satire about a Kazakh journalist’s experiences in the USA. Well described as shockumentary, Sacha Baron Cohen is brilliant. Recommended for adult audiences. Call 702-507-3400. Clark...
    by at June 3rd, 2007 at 07:06 am
  • No more Jazz @ 3rd & Bridger (“the Church”)?
    “Look for changes at the site of the oldest church in Vegas – we hope for the good.” When I wrote that a few short months ago, little did I know that changes were coming that were huge – like Bobby Morris and group quitting – and now I hear that the place is being sold. I also heard that there was no jazz last night (Fri Jun 01), so I apologize...
    by at June 2nd, 2007 at 05:06 am
  • Opening @ The Gallery Summerlin
    Thurs Jun 07 from 6-9 pm is the opening reception for artists Sharon Gainsburg and Wendy Westover. Gainsburg’s media is stone and Westover‘s is charcoals and pastels. Both artists are centered in the area, with Gainsburg making her home in Utah and Westover here in Las Vegas. For more info on their fascinating lives and the creative expression they have...
    by at June 2nd, 2007 at 04:06 am
  • “Right Gin” Tasting @ Lee’s
    Fri Jun 08 & Sat Jun 09 is “Right Gin” tasting at several of Lee’s Discount Liquor Store locatiions around town, including one in Mesquite. The Swedish “Right Gin” is truly international in source and flavor – Swedish water, Australian juniper, Indian coriander, Russian cardamon, Sicilian and West Indian citrus and Sarawak Black...
    by at June 1st, 2007 at 07:06 am
  • Boulder Heritage Days
    Boulder Heritage Days will be held July 12-14 at Anasazi State Park, in Boulder Utah. There will be a Dutch oven cook-off, a saddle display, a silent auction, and rodeo events with songs and stories for kids. This year’s theme is “Remembering the Boulder Rodeos.” Looks for lots of live country music. For more info and schedule of events for the whole...
    by at June 1st, 2007 at 03:06 am
  • Revolution Church comes to Vegas
    While waiting for the film “Pan’s Labyrinth” to start at the Monday film screening in the Whiskey Attic upstairs from Freaking Frog, we struck up a conversation with a clear-eyed, handsome young man on a mission. Seems that Pastor Ralph is concerned about the dwindling numbers of young people who attend church, so he’s hooked up with Jay Bakker...
    by at May 31st, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • 2nd John Deere Vegas Super Barrel Horse Show
    Jun 08-10 Las Vegas is host again to the John Deere Vegas Super Show (2nd Annual) for the National Barrel Horse Association (NBHA). All competitors must be members of the NBHA, but memberships will be sold at the show. The association was formed in 1992 to promote the sport of barrel racing and last year over 700 competitors showed their stuff at the the 1st Annual John...
    by at May 31st, 2007 at 06:05 am
  • Nepal in photos
    William Cooper and JoAnn Lippert have been photographing for five years in SE Asia. On Jun 3 from 6:30p-8:30p they will demonstrate through slides and discussion how Buddhists and Hindu cultures live side by side in Nepal. Admission is free. More info at lvucc.org. Venue is Northwest Community Church 7310 Smoke Ranch Rd Ste K Las Vegas NV.
    by at May 31st, 2007 at 06:05 am
  • Mad Science “Fire & Ice” for Kids
    Jun 2 at two North Las Vegas librairies is the Mad Science program called “Fire & Ice” that lets kids “look behind the magician’s curtain” by teaching them the science behind the tricks. All ages welcome. Free. For info call Main Branch 702-633-1070 or Aliante Branch 702-839-2980. 10:30 am – North Las Vegas Main Branch 2300 Civic...
    by at May 31st, 2007 at 06:05 am
  • Free “Urban Renewal” Concert & Art Show
    In celebration of First Friday and warm summer evenings, The Clark County Amphitheater will host a free concert with “Urban Renewal,” a new band that mixes jazz and hi-hop (call that nu-jazz.) The concert begins at 7pm with lawn seating – blankets and low back chairs welcome. Pls no pets. Part of Jazz in the Park Series. Kevin M Bays, a local artist,...
    by at May 30th, 2007 at 06:05 pm
  • So. Nevada Sports Hall of Fame
    For all you sports lovers the induction banquet for the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame will be held Fri Jun 8 at the Orleans Arena, starting with cocktails and silent auction at 6pm with dinner and ceremony from 7:30p-9:30p. The 2007 Inductees to the Hall of Fame are Bob Blum, The Boyd Family, Tina Kunzer-Murphy, the 1983 Las Vegas Stars and Mike Pritchard. For more...
    by at May 30th, 2007 at 06:05 am
  • Free Golf Day
    Jun 3 is something called “Play Golf America Day” a presentation of the Southwest Section PGA, Las Vegas Chapter and hosted by Angel Park Golf Club to promote the game of golf. They are offfering free clinics and lessons by PGA professionals with activities from 10a-3p. Look for special programs for kids and family with free giveaways, contests and prizes...
    by at May 29th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Carmine Mandia @ Bootlegger’s
    Fri Jun 1 join Carmine Mandia & Friends at the Bootlegger Bistro, 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 Old Style Vegas – Live
    by at May 29th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Free Movie Matinee “Dreamgirls” @ Library
    Clark County Library presents Saturday (Sunday) Movie Matinee the 2nd Sat of the month with a showing of “Dreamgirls” @ 2pm in the Jewel Box Theater. This film from 2006 is a musical based loosely on the story of a “Supremes-like” group. Recommended for adult audiences. Note: The website shows this film also screening at 1pm on Jun 10. Call 702-507-3400....
    by at May 29th, 2007 at 04:05 am
  • Tropicana Cinemas is re-opened
    This probably is not all that news-worthy for most of you, but I felt especially saddened by the closure of Las Vegas’ only independent movie theatre a couple of months ago. It happened in the midst of the CineVegas Art House Screening Series, who had to hustle to find a new venue at Neonopolis literally from one day to the next. But it looks like the Tropicana...
    by at May 28th, 2007 at 02:05 pm
  • LA Times Pagel speaks on Gaikotsu art
    The Las Vegas Art Museum is hosting an exhibit by Sush Machia Gaikotsu thru Jul 8 and have invited Los Angeles Times art critic David Pagel to comment on Gaikotsu’s work, which is described as playful pop paintings. May 30 at 6pm. Tickets for the talk are $10 non-members/$7 members & students. Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. Call 702-360-8000....
    by at May 28th, 2007 at 11:05 am
  • Best in Show Pet Adoption
    The Animal Foundation is putting on its 5th Annual “Best in Show” on Sat Jun 2 1pm. This event showcases unique shelter dogs and raises money and awareness for the The Animal Foundation. Last year there were 2,000 dog lovers who showed up for a fun day of canine activities. You can be a sponsor and be treated to a gala brunch reception by Master Chef Gustav...
    by at May 28th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Free Killian’s Angels Celtic Music
    Sun Jun 3 @ 3pm the Celtic women invade with a quintet that will make you tap your feet and feel full of the blarney! They perform contemporary Celtic tunes from ballads to Irish instrumentals. Free admission. Call 702-229-6211. Reed Whipple Cultural Center 821 Las Vegas Blvd N Las Vegas NV Related Outdoor Concerts @ Wooloughan’s Irish Pub
    by at May 28th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Free Jazz in the Park
    Venue is the Clark County Amphitheater; event is the Jazz in the Park Series where you can spread your blanket and enjoy the awesome sounds of jazz under the night sky. There are vendors on site but you can bring your own picnic basket and cooler. The doors open 7pm and the series is free to all jazz lovers. What a great town to live in for free live music. Check out...
    by at May 28th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Karin Denise at Elvis’
    Elvis has closed. See related Elvis’ Restaurant & Lounge has closed I’m the kind of person who likes to have a good time and I don’t have a lot of hang-ups about the kinds or types of people to help me achieve that. I figure there are good people everywhere and they come in all shapes, sizes and life-style preferences. So I don’t like...
    by at May 27th, 2007 at 10:05 am
  • ElDorado Cowboy Shooting Group
    This is Nevada and in case you are in any doubt about the wild west, a group called the Eldorado Cowboys Single Action Shooting Society celebrate Western cowboy action shooting the first weekend each month. They meet at the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club in Boulder City with long range action starting at 8:00 am and main match at 9:00 am. Spectators welcome. For more info...
    by at May 26th, 2007 at 03:05 am
  • Hurry to see Breeder’s Invitational Derby
    Sat May 26 is the last day for the 2007 Breeder’s Invitational Derby with Amateur Finals, Non Pro Finals and Seniors Finals for premier Cutting Horse Stallions. This event is free to the public and would certainly be an unusual way to spend Memorial Day Weekend Saturday if you are looking for an authentic Western experience. The Derbies begin at 8am and will finish...
    by at May 25th, 2007 at 03:05 pm
  • Festival Anual del Memorial Day
    27 Mayo domingo de 11a-5p est 9th Festival Anual del Memorial Day por La Asociacion Boricua de Las Vegas y El Tiempo. DJ Jose, Baile, Comida avec presentacion en vivo de El Trio Richard Goboy y Sons de Vegas, David Romero, Mario Arseno de Vegas Sabor Orchestra, Rick Arroyo, Joseph Santiago (de Latin Breeze) y mucho mas. Entradas: Adultos $5, ninos menores de 10 anos entran...
    by at May 25th, 2007 at 02:05 pm
  • Quebe Sisters Country & Bluegrass
    The City of Henderson presents Fridays at 8. The Texas State Champion fiddlers Quebe Sisters Band will play western swing, vintage country and down home bluegrass while you relax on your blanket or in your lawn chair. Call for more info 702-267-2171. Amphitheater at the Henderson Events Plaza 200 S Water Street Henderson NV.
    by at May 25th, 2007 at 09:05 am