Archive for May, 2007

  • lv51 vs Portland with fireworks
    The lv51’s will host the Portland Beavers on Fri May 25 @ 7:11pm Memorial Day Weekend. Come watch the game and enjoy a spectacular fireworks show afterwards. For ticket information call 702-798-7825 (M-F 9a-5p). Check out website lv51.com. Cashman Field 850 N Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas NV. Related lv51 Carl’s Jr Family Night
    by at May 19th, 2007 at 02:05 pm
  • Tutti Gelati 4th Birthday Fest @ Montelago Village
    Celebrating their 4th anniversary on Sun May 27 Memorial Day weekend, Tutti Gelati is partying with Hawaiian entertainment and samples of hand-crafted gelato and sorbets. They are also awarding some fun prizes. Uncle Paul and Charley Chan will provide music; the Hawaiian dance troop Halau Ha’a O Heleloa will perform. 702-564-5555. Tutti Gelati Lake Las Vegas Montelago...
    by at May 19th, 2007 at 02:05 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
  • Mercedes on Main St @ The District
    The new models of Mercedes CLK, SLK, E350 and more will be on exhibit on the Main Street at the District @ Green Valley Sun May 20 from 11a-4p. You can also meet Mercedes from Mix 94.1 FM “Mark & Mercedes in the Morning” as she broadcasts live from Main Street noon – 3pm. thedistrictatgvr.com
    by at May 19th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Free Poetry & Jazz in the Park
    Combine jazz and poetry on Sat May 26 Memorial Day Weekend 6p-10p with readings by local and regional poets featuring Phil Wigfall‘s Urban Renewal, a nu-jazz projects combining jazz and club beats. The evening is MC’ed by Keith Brantley. Free admission. Call 702-229-1087. Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza 720 Twin Lakes Dr Las Vegas NV (Lorenzi Park). Related...
    by at May 18th, 2007 at 09:05 pm
  • Queen of Swing Norma Miller
    Billed as “Keeping the Legacies Alive,” CCSN, the Las Vegas Jazz Society and Las Vegas-Clark County Library sponsor Queen of Swing Norma Miller and the Woody Woods Quartet for an evening to commemorate the birthday of “Bojangles” Robinson. National Tap Dance Day May 25 @ 6pm, Friday of Memorial Day Weekend. Call 702-229-4800. Admission is Free....
    by at May 18th, 2007 at 09:05 pm
  • Carmine Mandia @ Piero’s
    Carine Mandia will be performing Fridays & Saturdays at one of my favorite Old Vegas haunts. She’ll croon with friends at the Monkey Bar Lounge Piero’s from 7pm-10:30pm. I highly recommend Piero’s for upscale class; it oozes the glamour and cache of Rat Pack-era Vegas alive. Call 702-269-2305. Piero’s Italian Restaurant 355 Convention Center...
    by at May 18th, 2007 at 10:05 am
  • Ice: Direct from Russia @ the Riviera
    Dramatic, energetic and personal describe the experience of "Ice: Direct from Russia" at the Riviera Versailles Theatre. Because of the small size of the venue, the atmosphere is intimate and contact with the performers up close and personal. What an amazing array of talent – so young, so vibrant, so beautiful – there is a certain naivete that...
    by at May 18th, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • “What’s Up with Planet Earth”
    Sheila Z will be presenting an informational update on the status of planet Earth for the Ner Talmid Rosh Hodish group May 24 @ 2pm. Sheila was one of 1000 people chosen to be trained personally in Nashville by Vice President Al Gore as part of his creation “The Climate Project.” Sheila Z. Stirling, author and head of the Open Wisdom Institute, is organizing...
    by at May 18th, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • Las Vegas Master Singers
    The final concert of the season for the Las Vegas Master Singers is 4 pm Sun May 20 with “A Festival of New Composers” featuring the Las Vegas premiere of “Mass for a New Millennium” by Richard Nance. This final show celebrates the 14th season for the group directd by Dr. Jocelyn K. Jensen. Tickets are $15/$10 seniors, military, students. Purchase...
    by at May 17th, 2007 at 05:05 pm
  • Donate to NV Police & Sheriff Spring Fair
    Here’s your chance to say thank you to law enforcement and the good work they do for the community. This event is for kids from shelters who have been dealt a pretty lousy hand in life – certainly far more unfortunate than 99.9% of you who are reading this. Pony up and give – either out of your wallet or your clock – from your heart! Who says...
    by at May 17th, 2007 at 12:05 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Monodrama Project by NCT UNLV
    Billed as part of a series of productions by the Nevada Conservatory Theatre, The Monodrama Project is posted on the Performing Arts Website but without any specifics other than dates and times. Go to gerontology.unlv.edu for pdf brochure and domino3.nevada.edu for info on the Project which started in the fall semester of 2006. This year’s presentation by the...
    by at May 17th, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • Valley of Fire Day Trip
    You can begin to feel the heat of summer building, so now is the time to take that day trip out to Valley of Fire before the name takes on a new dimension other than just color. Check out the new article with photos, both on the page and available at Picasa on the web. Valley of Fire State Park, Archaeology/Historic Awareness Month Events
    by at May 16th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • KWNR Country Summer Bash
    I haven’t covered much country music to date, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate it. I just haven’t been plugged into that circuit. Radio New Country KWNR 95.5 FM is hosting 2007 Country Summer Bash at the Club at the Cannery June 2. Tickets are $25 and you must be 21. You can order your tix on line showtickets.com or call 702-617-5585...
    by at May 16th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Burger Bar for Tasty $$
    Trendy but expensive is the best way to describe Burger Bar in Mandalay Place. Flatscreen TVs in every booth are both cool and distracting, depending on your personal taste. The burgers were delicious, with high quality meat, but count on $10 pp and that’s with no drinks, no fries, tip or tax. They have a Kobe beef burger on the menu for around $16 if you are...
    by at May 16th, 2007 at 07:05 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
  • Valley of Fire State Park
    Click here for Picasa Web Photo Album of trip The Valley of Fire is a breathtaking experience in wide-open spaces, vast sky, and marvelous, colorful geology which rivals the Painted Desert. All the more charming because of its limited scale, you experience a wide variety in a short distance. It’s the perfect day trip, doesn’t require a 4 wheel drive (although...
    by at May 15th, 2007 at 02:05 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
  • Punk Rock Yoga
    Here is a yoga class designed for the truly counter-culture. A far cry from the mystical sitar, the music for this Vinyasa Flow Class is punk. The instructor is Tia Taymar, known as It’s Yoga Las Vegas‘ “counter culture gal.” $10 fee. Sat May 19 6:30p-8p. Call 702-798-YOGA (9642), email info@itsyogalasvegas.net or check out excellent website...
    by at May 15th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Los Reyes de Albuquerque perform
    The Martinez family has been playing la musica hispanica from their native New Mexico for 45 years. This award winning group Los Reyes de Albuquerque will perform May 20 the music of traditional wedding celebrations, La Fiesta de los Novios, and a special tribute to Mexico. Tickets $10 advance/$15 day of event. Call 702-229-6211. Reed Whipple Cultural Center 821 Las Vegas...
    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
  • Gas prices too high? Don’t pump on May 15
    There’s an internet action in the works to boycott gas pumps on May 15 in protest over high gas prices. The claim is a national “gas out” in April 1997 in protest of those gas prices (look cheap today) caused gasoline prices to drop 30 cents/gallon overnight. The program goes like this: There are 73,000,000 American users on the internet. It takes...
    by at May 15th, 2007 at 02:05 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