Archive for March, 2007

  • James Ray & Larry King Live! online
    James Arthur Ray, the personal development coach who skyrocketed to world-wide fame with the film The Secret, has made three appearances on Larry King Live. He has exclusive permission from CNN to access all three episodes online for those who missed the original airings or would like to see them again. Related The Secret comes to Larry King –...
    by at March 21st, 2007 at 12:03 pm
  • Assertiveness Training
    Tired of being walked over and pushed around cause you don’t know how to stand up for yourself? There is a course starting tonight at UNLV Paradise Campus that will help you learn to stand your ground in a professional way. Shannon D. Smith, PhD will help you learn to express your feelings without being aggressive and without violating the rights of others. Wed...
    by at March 21st, 2007 at 12:03 pm
  • MJ’s & Ronnie Foster
    There’s a new spot for live music on Sunday nights called MJ’s Bar & Grill. It used to be called the Boston or Sultan’s Table, but look for a new mood as the new owners Monica and Amanda have done a total remodel. Entertainment is by Ronnie Foster and his band. 9:30pm-12:30am. 3417 S. Jones (between Spring Mtn & Desert Inn) Las Vegas NV. Related...
    by at March 19th, 2007 at 10:03 am
  • Wine Tasting @ Khoury’s
    If you are interested in better cardiovascular health through the benefits of red wine tannins, here’s a reminder of a wine tasting on Wednesdays. Please call first to check for any changes. Khoury’s Fine Wine & Spirits. No Charge. 6-8 pm. Casual. Guest servers. Wed @ 7150 Durango #110 Las Vegas NV. 702-453-WINE (9463). Thur @ 9915 S. Eastern # 110 Las...
    by at March 19th, 2007 at 03:03 am
  • Toast to Healthy Red Wine Tannin
    You hear a lot of buzz today about the benefits of drinking red wine and according to Science News, Dec 2, 2006, there seems to be some scientific basis for it. But researchers from Scotland have shown that not all red wines are equal. Apparently wines with the highest concentrations of polymeric procyanidins are the most beneficial for cardiovascular health. These compounds...
    by at March 18th, 2007 at 07:03 pm
  • NOW meeting
    The National Organization for Women (NOW), Southern Nevada Branch, meets the 4th Thursday of every month. This group is dedicated to those issues which advance equality between genders. The usual venue is the Clark County Library at 6:30 pm. Call for more info: 702-387-7552. Library 1401 E Flamingo Las Vegas NV. Related Clubs & Associations, Free Mammograms, Health...
    by at March 18th, 2007 at 06:03 pm
  • Solar Energy Society meeting
    If you are interested in learning more about renewable energy or want to meet others with the same interest, check out the meeting of the Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Solar Energy Society. This group is dedicated to the promotion of sustainable energy technology. They meet the 3rd Wed of each month at 6:00 pm. Nevada Power Building, Meeting Room A. Park...
    by at March 18th, 2007 at 06:03 pm
  • Kitchen Stories Film Series
    Food and Film seem to be in the air. The Clark County Library and Nevadans Organized to Better Address Diversity will screen two films in March with “kitchen” themes. Come at 7:00 pm for some pre-film conversation. Library 1401 E. Flamingo Las Vegas Mar 20: “Mostly Martha” (2002). German with English subtitles. (This film was shown Mar 7 at...
    by at March 18th, 2007 at 06:03 pm
  • Author Ralph McInerny on Natural Law
    The UNLV Great Works Academic Certificate program is hosting a talk by Notre Dame Professor and author of the Father Dowling mystery novels on Mon Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm. Prof. McInerny, whose academic field is Medieval Studies, will focus on the philosopher Thomas Aquinas and the theory that there are inescapable moral judgements that no one can fail to recognize. These judgments...
    by at March 18th, 2007 at 06:03 pm
  • UNLV Goes to Sweet 16 Against Oregon!
    The Runnin Rebels are on a roll! In one of the biggest upsets in the Chicago NCAA men’s basketball tournament, UNLV beat second-seeded Wisconsin 74-68. Moving to the third round for the first time since 1991, we are proud of the grit this team is displaying. From the start of the season, when no one took them seriously, they just kept their focus and went out...
    by at March 18th, 2007 at 06:03 pm
  • Tickets for So African de Klerk
    The Barrick Lecture Series will be featuring former South African President and promoter of peace and democracy, Frederik Willem de Klerk at the next event of this season. De Klerk will speak on “Bridging the Gap: Globalization without Isolation” on April 17 @ 7:30 pm. De Klerk was president of South Africa from 1982 until the inauguration of President Nelson...
    by at March 18th, 2007 at 05:03 pm
  • Spring Equinox Celebration
    This Tuesday, March 20 is the spring equinox, or first day of spring. Days and nights are exactly equal in length (equi equal, nox night), the sun’s path (sic) is directly over the equator, the moon is new and it will all be celebrated at the Temple of Goddess Spirituality. I wrote a little about this group when they had their full moon ritual on March 3. They...
    by at March 18th, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • A Wild Celtic Night
    We had a late start on St. Pat’s Day celebration. A day long seminar at the Las Vegas branch of the National Speaker’s Association and the election for the Board of Directors of our high rise kept me busy until evening. By the time we got to McMullan’s Irish Pub, which was my number #1 choice to party on this most special day, the line was long long...
    by at March 18th, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • Numerology Class
    There is a numerology workshop being offered Sat Mar 17 with Virginia Wade. What is Your Life Purpose? Learn to understand your significant other. What career is right for you? $35. Transformations, a Healing Place. Call 702-252-3502 1725 Rainblow Blvd, Ste 25 Las Vegas NV. Related Shamanic Journeying, Living Food (vegan) Potluck Party, Be Pain Free
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 07:03 pm
  • Steel Drumming from the Virgin Islands
    There are few musical sounds more thrilling than the powerful reverberations of steel drumming. The World Vibration Concert Series presents the music of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands on Sun Mar 18 @ 2pm. The event is sponsored by Clark Country Parks and Rec. Call 702-455-7340 for more info. $10 adults/$7 children/seniors. Winchester Center 3130 S. McLeod Las Vegas NV.
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 04:03 pm
  • Lawry’s Hosts Benefit for Rainbow Company
    The Rainbow Company has terrific programs that expose children and youth through high school to drama, by giving the opportunity not only to view live theatre, but to participate in the production. It is run by the City of Las Vegas and has been honored with national awards for youth theatre. Its core is The Ensemble, a group of 40 children, ages 10-18, selected through...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 03:03 pm
  • Henderson St. Patrick’s Day Parade
    If you are looking for an old-fashioned parade to celebrate St. Pat’s Day, then head down to Water Street in Henderson from 11a-1p. The parade will have 125 entries, with marching bands, bagpipes, “special interest vehicles” and the USAF Honor Guard from Nellis. After the parade you can continue the family fun at the Henderson Events Plaza. Call 702-267-2171...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 03:03 pm
  • The Electric Car Association
    Remember the film, “Who Killed the Electric Car?” Well, the Las Vegas Electric Vehicle Association is still here and meets the 3rd Sat each month at the Clark County Library, 10:15 am. Their talk centers on electric cars naturally, and they usually have a couple on display at the meetings. For more info 702-645-2132. The library 702-507-3400 is located...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 03:03 pm
  • Dam Short Film Society Family Films
    The third Saturday of each month, the Dam Short Film Society screens generally PG rated films, with some adult themes and some adult language. The showing is from 6:30p-8:30p and they ask for a $4 donation. Viewing is at the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona Street, Boulder NV. Check out their website for film listings. Related Free Films for Family...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 03:03 pm
  • Spanish-speaking Theatre
    The Tayrona Theater Company performs plays in Spanish and has two performances this weekend. The first play “La Institutriz“, by Russian Anton Chekov is a classic about dignity and respect in an abusive world. “Se Busca” by Salvador Enriquez, deals with a man desiring escape from reality. We can all relate to that sometimes. Spanish poems will...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 03:03 pm
  • The Gazillionaire Show
    The New American Theatre Project is presenting for one weekend only “The Gazillionaire Show.” It promises live music, dancing girls, special guests and cheap booze! “Money can’t buy happiness…oh wait, yes it can.” That quote reminds me that someone once said “Money isn’t everything, but it ranks up there with oxygen.”...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 02:03 pm
  • Great Party for Debut of Verge
    The upcoming mid-rise condo project in uptown-downtown Las Vegas held a party last night to celebrate the Grand Opening of Verge’s Lifestyle Center. With police directing traffic on Main Street and the huge parking lots full, you knew the minute you arrived that something exciting was going on. A great white tent contained a vodka and wine bar with a menu of exotic...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 02:03 pm
  • ex Chicago Bears Coach Mike Ditka to be Les’ Guest
    Les’s Wines & Vines is the primo wine-tasting event of each week. Les takes his radio show around town each Thursday, rotating venues from the Strip to Off the Strip. The tasting usually includes three varietals and appetizers served by the hosting restaurant. This coming Thursday Les will have special guest Mike Ditka, formerly coach of the Chicago Bears....
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 01:03 pm
  • Lee’s Beer Experience coming
    Look for details on a great concept promoted by Lee’s Discount Liquors. They will be hosting an tasting event with all domestic hand-crafted beers, tentatively scheduled for May 12. I wil definitely give you all the details as soon as I hear. But if you love brew the way I love brew, you’ll reserve that date for what is sure to be a unique and fun experience.
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 12:03 pm
  • UNLV beats Georgia Tech at NCAA
    UNLV 67 Georgia Tech 63! I’m sure this is no news to you basketball fans. You undoubtably listened to every minute of the game. Like I said before, I’m not a big sports fan, but even I get excited when the hometown does good. And it’s especially sweet when it goes against all predictions. All the brouhaha about seeding seems like ancient history now....
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 12:03 pm
  • Free Las Vegas Wind Quartet Concert
    The Performing Arts Division of the City of Las Vegas certainly does it part to bring diversified cultural events to the public. It is sponsoring the Las Vegas Wind Quartet on two Sundays, Mar 25 and Apr 22 at 3 pm. Funding is by grant from the Music Performance Fund with cooperation from the Musicians Union of Las Vegas, Local No. 369 of the American Federation of Musicians....
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • CCSN Jazz Singers
    The Community College of Southern Nevada will feature a vocal jazz solo night with each student individually highlighted. There will also be with ensemble performances. The musical selections will range from jazz standards to Broadway tunes. Tues, Mar 27, 7:30 pm. Tickets are $5. Reservations 702-651-5483. BackStage Theatre, CCSN Performing Arts Center, 3200 E. Cheyenne...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • UNLV Wind Orchestra Concert
    The Quest is a performance of the UNLV Wind Orchestra on Sun Mar 25. The cost of tickets is only $8, and UNLV Faculty & Staff can get two free tickets. There are some additional small service and handling fees. Call 702-895-2787 to purchase or go online to The Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall, UNLV campus. Performance at 7:30p.
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • Tropicana Theatres, independent movie house closes
    When I started doing this blog about events in Las Vegas, I had NO idea how quickly things change in this town. I should have guessed that if buildings can go up and down in a matter of months, that events on the human scale would be measured in hours. I am sorry to report that the Tropicana Theatres closed, and closed so suddenly that the CineVegas Film Festival is now...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • Chicago Blues Busters @ Rocco Capozzoli’s
    Larry “Wild” Wrice has put together a new sound for Friday nights. The Chicago Blues Busters features Larry on double bass drums, Bruce Harris on keyboard and Gary Sprewell on upright bass. You will have an evening of oldies but goodies, R&B and soul. There’s a dance floor, lounge area with full bar and Italian restaurant. Larry and his group...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 10:03 am