Archive for the ‘Las Vegas’

  • Websites for Thinkers
    There are a few events around town that attract personalities unshamed to consider themselves intelligent and certainly not afraid to voice their opinions and thoughts about the bigger issues of life and the world. The Intelligent Discussion Group meets once a month on the 1st or 2nd Wed @ 7pm (check culturecircle.meetup.com, the Socrates Cafe meets every Tuesday @ 7pm. I’m...
    by at May 17th, 2007 at 10:05 am
  • Tribute to jazz trombonist Jimmie Guinn
    To all lovers of jazz in the Las Vegas community – you are invited to pay tribute to Jimmie Guinn Sun May 20 2:30p-5:30p . Known as Petunia, Jimmie passed away on April 21. He moved to Las Vegas with his family in 1961 and played all the Las Vegas showrooms and lounge orchestras until his retirement in 1993. Join others in celebration of his life and to show appreciation...
    by at May 17th, 2007 at 09:05 am
  • Original Steppers Reunion & BBQ
    Memorial Day Weekend concert and BBQ: Sat May 26 from 9p-3a you can enjoy live entertainment by Carolyn Walden along with DJ Mark Mellow and others. Walden will perform numbers from her upcoming CD release “Chicago Steppin’ in the right direction.” Contact Tony Owens by email. Venue is Alexis Park Hotel & Resort 702-796-3354 375 E. Harmon Las Vegas...
    by at May 17th, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • “Open Cup” Coffee with Mayor Goodman
    Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman will be at Starbucks from 7:30a-9:00a on Fri May 18 to talk with any constituents who want to share their thoughts. This is a casual setting designed to give you the chance to meet the mayor in an every day kind of way, without the formality of protocol. For more info call the mayor’s office 702-229-6241. The Starbucks is located at...
    by at May 16th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Local Author Builds Better Communities
    Aimmee Riley is the author of a wonderful autobiography “Tears of Hope” about the spirit of life under the most adverse of circumstances. Lebanese by birth, Riley has adopted Las Vegas as her home and works passionately for the the building of better communities in our world. Please join her and guests at “Perservance Leads to Power“, a free...
    by at May 15th, 2007 at 10:05 pm
  • Humanist Group meets
    HALVASON, the Humanist Association of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada meets the 1st & 3rd Sundays from 2p-4:30p to discuss and promote humanism as a “viable alternative to supernatural and theistic belief systems. Meetings on the 1st Sunday have no agenda and are for open discussion. The 3rd Sunday is more formal with guest speakers. Light refreshments are served....
    by at May 15th, 2007 at 06:05 pm
  • Koi Club Meets
    The Las Vegas Koi Club meets on the 4th Tuesday at 6:30pm with programs or discussion about koi. If you are interested in any issue relating to the keeping of koi, check out the club. They meet at the Rainbow Library 3150 No Buffalo Las Vegas NV May 20 – The 2007 Koi Pond & Garden Show toured seven new ponds in the Valley. It started at 10am and finished at...
    by at May 15th, 2007 at 06:05 pm
  • So Nevada Rock Art Association Meets
    The third Thursday of the month @ 7pm is the regular meeting time of the Southern Nevada Rock Art Association. Admission is free and open to anyone interested in Native American rock art. Guest speakers present various topics. For info call 702-897-7878. Las Vegas Library 833 Las Vegas Blvd No Las Vegas NV. Related Archaeology/Historic Awarness Month Events, A Drive...
    by at May 15th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Blues Brews BBQ Benefit for Fireman Benneman
    Join the other blues lovers at The Sand Dollar on Sat May 19 from 2pm-3am for a H&H BBQ, Blues & Brews Benefit for Las Vegas Fireman Capt Mike Benneman. All music is donated and all proceeds will go to medical expenses for Capt Benneman and his family. They were involved in a head-on collision with a semi, and although lucky to be alive, are in need of a lot...
    by at May 15th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • The Poet’s Corner
    The Performing Arts Division of the City of Las Vegas is sponsoring the Poet’s Corner on two Fridays, May 18 and June 15 @ 7:30 pm. Keith Brantley will host the forum for established poets but will have an open mike for any motivated members of the audience. The event is free. Call 702-229-4800 for more info. West Las Vegas Arts Center 947 West Lake Mead Boulevard,...
    by at May 14th, 2007 at 11:05 pm
  • Noah Levine author of Dharma Punx reads/meditates
    A unique figure in the yoga world, Noah Levine, author of “Dharma Punx,” will read from his new book, “Against the Stream” on Fri May 18 @ 8pm at It’s Yoga Las Vegas. His new book focuses on the potential for radical social change through spiritual practice. “Wake up: the revolution has already begun!” He’ll speak on his...
    by at May 14th, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • “Cruisin for Cash” Shark Pool Party @ Golden Nugget
    Every Wednesday in June is “Cruisin’ for Cash” with Mexican Riviera Cruise Getaway for Two and $5,000 in cash prizes each week. Come enjoy the new $30 million pool and shark tank at the Golden Nugget Downtown Las Vegas. You’ll hear great music and take advantage of drink specials. You get 1 FREE ticket for coming to the party, another for joining...
    by at May 14th, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • Pix from Lee’s 1st Beer Experience – Success!
    Related Lee’s Beer Experience
    by at May 13th, 2007 at 10:05 am
  • “The Club” Sponsors Blood Drive
    On May 28 & 29 the Club at the Cannery Casino and Hotel is working with United Blood Services to help augment much needed blood supplies for our hospitals. In appreciation of your blood donation you will receive a FREE cholesterol screening, a FREE T-shirt, 2 FREE Cannery Row Buffet tickets plus 1,000 American Can Club Points. Call for more info 702-228-8400 xt 241...
    by at May 13th, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • Public Speaking Workshop
    Today is the Las Vegas chapter of the National Speakers Association workshop on Sat May 19 from 9a-4p. This is a dynamic group of people – intelligent, involved and interesting. These are all qualities that I often hear people are searching for in other Las Vegans. Let me stress you do not have to be a member to attend the workshops, but your fees are less if...
    by at May 12th, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • Chicago Blues Busters @ Seven Seas
    Celebrate Mother’s Day with an evening out and some great jazz and blues. Larry “Wild” Wrice, drums, Bruce Harris, keys and Gary Sprewell, bass are appearing from 8p-midnite at Seven Seas. No cover charge. Dress code. 702-647-4688. Seven Seas 808 West Lake Mead Las Vegas NV. Related Chicago Blues Busters @ Rocco Capozzoi’s
    by at May 12th, 2007 at 04:05 am
  • Free “Summer of Fun” Kick-off @ Cannery
    For those of you looking for free events, the Cannery is offering the Summer of Fun Kick-off on May 26 Memorial Day Weekend @ 4pm. Featured artists are Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Friends of Distinction, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels and GoodFellas. Call 702-617-5585 for more info. Check out their website cannerycasinos.com for other entertainment at the Club....
    by at May 12th, 2007 at 04:05 am
  • Love Festival in LA
    As much as I think you should stay in town for Memorial Day weekend and support our Las Vegas activities, I feel compelled to tell you about the 15th Annual Love Festival in LA with so much great music, I’d be remiss in my responsibility if I ignored it. Three Stages: “Music for the Masses,” “Party for the People,” and “Freedom of th...
    by at May 12th, 2007 at 04:05 am
  • House Music, DJ’s & triQ night club
    This new visually dynamic show “House Heaven” above the triQ night club at Planet Hollywood announces Battle of the DJs with live DVD performance with National and International DJs. Located at the Steve Wyrick Showroom and presented by the founder of the musical style “House Music,” Jesse Saunders, the opening nights are Saturdays May 12 &...
    by at May 11th, 2007 at 06:05 pm
  • 2nd Annual “Kids Mix” Festival
    This is billed as “Las Vegas’ largest kids festival for kids of all ages!” There are performances by Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus acts, a Little Divas Dress-Up Area, Saturn Super Soaker Section, appearances by Spongebob Squarepants, Spiderman and the Incredible Hulk. There’s also entertainment by Brenda Song from noon-3pm and T-Square,...
    by at May 11th, 2007 at 03:05 pm
  • Country Music @ Fremont St Experience
    With Tuesday’s Academy of Country Music Awards comes all-star country western talent to Vegas. Some of the stars will be Downtown at the Fremont Street Experience for free concerts both Saturday and Sunday. Gretchen Wilson will sing from her new album “One of the Boys” on Sunday May 13. If you are a fan of country western music, this weekend is your...
    by at May 11th, 2007 at 01:05 pm
  • “Lee’s Beer Experience” – Extravaganza Beer Tasting!
    I am re-posting this event cause I am personally so excited about it. Lee’s Discount Liquor is staging their 1st Annual extravaganza of a beer tasting called the Lee’s Beer Experience. Join other brewskis 1p-6p May 12 for a unique opportunity to sample over 100 hand-crafted beers from all over the country. I want this to be a rousing success obviously because...
    by at May 10th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Artist Tsui @ The Gallery at Summerlin
    If you want to see some marvelous paintings by a Chinese artist with 20 years of New York art scene in his work, and meet the artist himself, be at the Gallery at Summerlin Fri May 11 from 6p-9p. George Tsui relocated to Beijing in 1996 to begin “a creative journey into China.” That journey produced a series of works titled “Fair Ladies of the Past,”...
    by at May 10th, 2007 at 12:05 am
  • Israel Independence Day @ Venetian
    Another celebration of Israel Independence Day? There was an afternoon event on Apr 29 that I wrote about. It seems the official date is May 14, 1948 for the creation of the state of Israel, a controversial vote by the United Nations that is disputed by many even today. But Israel is going strong and that memorable day is being feted from 12p-4p Sun May 13 with a Mother’s...
    by at May 10th, 2007 at 12:05 am
  • Free Movie Matinee “Night of the Museum”
    Clark County Library presents Saturday Movie Matinee with a showing of “Night at the Museum” @ 2pm in the Jewel Box Theater. This film from 2006 is an action-adventure-comedy suitable for family enjoyment. I myself enjoyed this film when released in the theaters. I think there’s something there for anyone who wants to have light entertainment and a...
    by at May 10th, 2007 at 12:05 am
  • Chinese Variety Show
    The Tzu Chi Foundation of Taiwan is co-sponsoring with the Las Vegas Chinese Cultural Foundation a variety show on Sun May 13 1:30p-2:30p. Space is limited and reservations are requested. Call Deborah REiswig 702-360-6023 ext 227. Admission is free. Venue is the Heritage Club Las Vegas, an assisted living community, 8720 W. Flamingo Rd Las Vegas NV.
    by at May 10th, 2007 at 12:05 am
  • Nevada Camera Club meets
    The Nevada Camera Club meets the 2nd & 4th Fridays @ 7pm. The 2nd Friday is usually a speaker or program with the 4th Friday designated for competition or challenge show. This is a club for photographers of all levels from beginners to action photgraphers, with classes and field trips. Call Ed 702-454-1691 for more info or visit their website nevadacc.org. The group...
    by at May 9th, 2007 at 10:05 am
  • Archaeology/Historic Awareness Month Events
    May is the month for Archaeology Awareness and Historic Preservation. The Nevada Rock Art Foundation is leading tours of rock art sites around the state with federal & state agency archaeologists and local civic groups hosting events in Clark County. Here is a sampling of activities: check out www.nevadaculture.org for complete listing of events around the state. Wed...
    by at May 9th, 2007 at 09:05 am
  • Las Vegas GirlFestival 2007
    Festivities for the Las Vegas GirlFestival 2007 will be held May 11-14 at several venues around town. The Festival celebrates women artists, musicians, poets, dancers and comics from the West and Southwest. The event is hosted by the WorldFolk Foundation, a grass-roots non-profit dedicated to promoting people, music and culture in the world. Admission is free to all GirlFestival...
    by at May 8th, 2007 at 05:05 pm
  • High-End Antiques at Wholesale Prices
    This seems like a unique opportunity for non-professionals to have a chance to purchase some very high-end antiques at wholesale prices normally reserved for designers, decorators and builders. Market Road is owned by two local UNLV law graduates, who are following their dream of collecting and bringing to the public an eclectic mix of British, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish...
    by at May 8th, 2007 at 09:05 am