Posts Tagged ‘International’

  • CineVegas Film Festival # 9
    This little film festival in Las Vegas is finally getting respect, and judging by the schedule of films, is screening a wide spectrum which should meet the taste and interests of just about any movie fan. You start with the glitz of the Opening of “Ocean’s Thirteen” and the super-cool George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon gracing the Red Carpet on...
    by at June 5th, 2007 at 09:06 am
  • USA National Wrestling Championships
    The 2007 U.S. World Team Trials will determine who will represent the USA at the 2007 World Wrestling Chamionships in Baku, Azerbaijan. The competitions will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center Jun 9 & 10 with three Olympic wrestling styles: men’s freestyle, men’s Greco-Roman and women’s freestyle. Past World and Olympic medalists will be...
    by at June 1st, 2007 at 07:06 am
  • Vive La France w 3 Divas
    The Whitney Theatre is the venue for the non-profit Academy for the Performing Artist “Vive La France!” a show with the Three Divas & Friends who present a musical celebration of French music from Opera to Cabaret Jun 2 @ 7pm. Cast includes Walter Hartman, Patricia Vital, Jorge Alexis Ortiz and Daniel Quintana. The music has been described as bright and...
    by at May 31st, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • Basque Dance Peformance
    Part of the World Steps Series, the Ibar Euskal Dantza Taldea (“Stars of the Valley” Basque Dance Group) ill perform at 2pm on Sun Jun 3. The group is locally based and belong to the Lagun Onak Las Vegas Basque Club dedicated to preserving Basque culture in the Las Vegas valley. They will perform dances from all seven provinces of the Basque region. Basque...
    by at May 29th, 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
  • Tahitian Dance Competition
    Check out the UNLV ticket website for this exotic dance competition,the 5th Annual Tahiti Taurua Nui Las Vegas Manuia Outou. The event is May 26 & 27 Memorial Day Weekend starting at 10:00 am at COX Pavillion. General Admission is $10.50 or $15.50. www.unlvtickets.com. Cox Pavillion 4505 S Maryland Pkwy Las Vegas NV
    by at May 25th, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • Spiritual Skydiving (Kriya yoga)
    The Spiritual Skydiving Workshop will be held May 26 from noon-2pm. The technique was inspired by the ancient disciplines of Kriya yoga. Kri in Sanskrit means “action” and ya means “soul”. This class will deal with the release of blocked energies and letting go of emotional traumas, improving health and perhaps preventing disease. Benefits are...
    by at May 21st, 2007 at 07:05 pm
  • Tibetan Buddhist Master Rinpoche
    Tulku Orgyen Zangpo Rinpoche is believed to be the reincarnated spiritual master of the Tibetan Nyingma Buddhist tradition. He spent most of his life in the presence of the Buddhist master, Jigmed Puntsok and teaches the Buddhist way of awakening through his organization known as the Compassion Fellowship. He will be in Las Vegas Fri May 18-Sun May 20. You have one more...
    by at May 19th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Fox’s “24” Finale Night
    The Las Vegas World Affairs Council schedules many events with serious international portent, but they also know how to have fun. “24” & Terrorism: A Discussion” is one of those occasions that the LVWAC combines head with heart for an evening of discussion on the popular Fox TV Show “24” and international terrorism. The two-hour season...
    by at May 17th, 2007 at 10:05 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
  • 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
  • World Beer Cup 2006 and 2008
    Every two years the Brewers Association sponsors the World Beer Cup. The last competition was in 2006, the next is in San Diego Apr 08. 2221 beers were entered in ’06 from 540 breweries, 56 coutnries, in 85 styles or categories with 109 judges from 18 countires. The USA won 64% of all medals with Germany at 11%, Belgium 6% and Australia & Japan 4%. 38 countries...
    by at May 11th, 2007 at 07:05 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
  • Bahama Breeze for a Fun Meal
    If you are looking for a place to dine that’s not fast food, but not hard on the wallet, check out Bahama Breeze on East Flamingo. It is the favorite spot of our college-aged son, who likes the lively atmosphere and the variety of tasty, slightly exotic items on the menu. The place is pretty successful at capturing that tropical flair, even here in the desert....
    by at May 8th, 2007 at 10:05 am
  • China Town Hall: US-China Military Relations
    This May 31 program sponsored by the Las Vegas World Affairs Council is a two-part exploration of US-China Military Relations in the 21st Century. A webconference with Ass’t Sec Christopher Hill, US State Dept Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs will take place from 4p-5p. Ass’t Sec Hill will give a 10 minute talk and follow with 35 minutes of Q&A...
    by at May 3rd, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • Free Pedro Almodovar Films at the Library
    Nevadans Organized to Better Address Diversity and Film Movement Collection join up to screen films by Pedro Amodovar on Tuesdays in June 7:00 pm. Call 702-507-3400 for more info. Clark County Library 1401 E. Flamingo Las Vegas NV Jun 05 – “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” (1988) Spanish actress loses her lover for another woman. Spanish with...
    by at April 30th, 2007 at 07:04 am
  • Dances of Universal Peace
    Meeting the first Thursday each month is a group called The Dances of Universal Peace who perform chants and dances from a variety of cultures. You need no experience or special talent to participate. The songs are taught in simple phrases, easy to learn and then combined with circle dancing. Very low key. It’s all about the spirit. A donation of $10 is suggested....
    by at April 30th, 2007 at 07:04 am
  • Eiffel Tower for Exquisite Dining
    If you have that very special occasion that needs that extra special dining experience, I recommend the Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris – Las Vegas, that is. First, you can’t beat the view. Perched up above the Strip at just the right height, you have magical vistas of casino lights north and south with the glorious fountains of the Bellagio at your feet....
    by at April 28th, 2007 at 08:04 am
  • Israeli Independence Day
    The United Jewish Community/Jewish Federation of Las Vegas hosts a community Israel Independence Day celebration concert Sun Apr 29 1:30p-3:30p. Visions, a trio performing traditonal and modern Jewish inspirational music will entertain. Guest speaker, US Congressman and Holocaust survivor, Tom Lantos, D-CA will share insights on Israel. Tickets are $5. For more info...
    by at April 27th, 2007 at 07:04 pm
  • Gathering of the Brits
    Andy Walmsley and Steve Lee, a couple of British ex-pats, decry the fact that the English are so well acclimated to life in Las Vegas that they don’t hang out together. They’re trying to change that by hosting their first big party and hoping that a contingent of the approximately 30,000 natives of Great Britain will turn out. The UKLV (United Kingdom Las...
    by at April 25th, 2007 at 11:04 pm
  • LVWAC International Educator of the Year Awards
    The Las Vegas World Affairs Council will hold its annual International Educator of the Year Award Dinner May 4 when outstanding teachers from the Clark Country School District, CCSN, UNLV and Nevada State College are honored for their “contributions to international education in the performance of their normal duties.” The selectd group will travel to India...
    by at April 24th, 2007 at 03:04 pm
  • Kick Off World Trade Week
    World Trade Week has been an institution in Los Angeles for 80 years. Nevada has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, so it seemed liked a natural that Las Vegas was ripe for its own World Trade Week. Tony Michalski, head of the Las Vegas office of the US Dept of Commerce contacted the Las Vegas World Affairs Council and World Trade Week – Las Vegas...
    by at April 23rd, 2007 at 08:04 am
  • CineVegas Art House Screenings
    Here’s the list of films being screened at the Neonopolis in conjunction with the CineVegas Screening Series called Art House. These films represent the best in foreign, cult, documentary and independent American films. CineVegas is distinguishing itself as the film festival “willing to take chances.” The venue is the Galaxy Neonopolis 450 E. Fremont...
    by at April 21st, 2007 at 08:04 am
  • “Socrates Cafe” Discussion Group
    The Socrates Cafe meets every Tuesday 7:00 pm at the Reading Room at Mandalay Place to discuss life’s big questions in a “friendly, non-partisan, intelligent atmosphere.” Doesn’t sound like typical Las Vegas. The group seats itself in a circle of chairs, outside the bookstore and follows a semi-structured format of commentary and discussion, with...
    by at April 20th, 2007 at 02:04 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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