Archive for May, 2007

  • Salsa with Vega Sabor Orchestra
    Come dance salsa to the Latin beat of the Vega Sabor Orchestra Sat May 19. The City of Las Vegas sponsors this event with a salsa/merengue dance workshop at 7pm; actual dance starts at 8pm. There will be dance contests and no-host bar. Tickets are $10. Call 702-229-1515 for more info. East Las Vegas Community Center 250 No Eastern Ave Las Vegas NV
    by at May 14th, 2007 at 08:05 pm
  • Clint Holmes in “Just Another Man”
    The long awaited and much talked about production by Las Vegas celebrity Clint Holmes premieres June 1 and runs thru June 24 at the Judy Bayley Theatre. Beginning in 1944, the story of the life of Clint Holmes and his parents is followed for sixty years. Holmes is the son of a black jazz singer and a British opera star, the autobiographical musical deals with the biracial...
    by at May 14th, 2007 at 01:05 pm
  • Gospel with Blind Boys of Alabama
    Sat May 19 @ 8 pm The Blind Boys of Alabama will be at Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall to “spread the spirit and energy of pure soul gospel.” The original group was formed at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in 1939. Present members are Joey Williams, Rickey McKinnie, Bobby Butler, Tracy Pierce, Clarence Fountain and Jimmy Carter. Tickets are $90/$60/$45....
    by at May 14th, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • 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
  • Origin of Mother’s Day
    Ever wonder how we got started with Mother’s Day? Cynics believe it is a huge conspiracy started by Hallmark to promote additional sales of greeting cards, a movement quickly reinforced by the chocolate and florist industires. But truth is, although there has been collosal commercial advantage to the holiday, it has its roots in the efforts of Julia Ward Howe who...
    by at May 13th, 2007 at 08:05 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
  • Chris’ Reggae Wine Event @ Flamingo Pool
    If you have ever attended one of Chris’ Rock ‘n Roll Wine Tastings, you know that it is a primo gathering of the young, vibrant, hip and beautiful of Las Vegas. But that doesn’t mean that the over-40 or even over-50 crowd is excluded, just in the minority. For information on his monthly wine parties and get on the email invite list, go to his website:...
    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
  • 5 week “Wines of France” class
    The Wines of France Part I is a course offered by Norma Poole, Certified Sommelier, Court of Master Sommeliers and Wine Education & Consulting Services. This five week course will cover wines from Bordeaux and Burgundy including their history. Outside reading is highly recommended: The Oxford Companion to Wines, Jancis Robinson and The World Atlas of Wines, Hugh...
    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
  • West Coast Regional Finals Rodeo
    Check out the West Coast College Regional Finals Rodeo at the Equestrian Center at South Point Casino. Cheer on the UNLV Rodeo Team and watch them qualify for the College National Finals! The best riders, steer wrestlers, team ropers and barrel racers from California and Nevada. Performances start at 7pm. Tickets are $10/Seniors & Military $5/children under 12 Free....
    by at May 11th, 2007 at 01:05 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
  • 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
  • Anita Baker at Hard Rock
    This is definitely a Strip kind of event, but the Hard Rock is alternative enough to make the grade for my Off the Strip, especially when headlining talent like Anita Baker. She’ll be performing at the “Joint” Fri May 25 @ 9pm Memorial Day Weekend. For tickets 702-474-4000 or ticketmaster.com. A search on ticketmaster turned up a full price for $184.75....
    by at May 11th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Registration Begins for Summer “Cultural Arts Classes”
    Lumped together under the broad category of “cultural arts classes” is a variety of wonderful activities sponsored by the City of Las Vegas. Check out website www.lasvegasparksandrec.com or call specific Center. May 12-24 registration. Reed Whipple Cultural Center: pottery for all levels, youth certamics; ballet, hip hop, hula; private flute, guitar, piano....
    by at May 11th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • “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
  • Les’ Wines & Vines Radio Show from Giorgio’s
    Thursday night Les’ Wines & Vines Radio Show is back Giorgio’s Las Vegas, the Italian Eatery located at Mandalay Place. The food and service at Giorgio’s are always a treat. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Les, he is something of a local icon, a long time teacher of wine and food appreciation at UNLV, the king of enology who combines...
    by at May 9th, 2007 at 11:05 am
  • Mother’s Day Events by Las Vegas City
    There are a variety of events being sponsored by the City of Las Vegas to honor Mother’s Day. They are too numerous to list here, so I’ll stick with some highlights and refer you to the website for more events and details: lasvegasnevada.gov Mother’s Day Luncheon (all ages) Friday, May 11, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fee: $2 East Las Vegas Community/Senior...
    by at May 9th, 2007 at 11:05 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