Archive for February, 2007

  • Blues Night cancelled
    I don’t know why, but unless it has something to do with the City coming down because of some sort of ordinance violation, the cancelling of Blues Night at 3rd & Bridger (the Church) is one of the dumbest things to happen this week. In fact, in a few weeks. A packed house on its second Wednesday, this was the very definition of success for an Off the Strip...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 10:02 pm
  • Golden Genevieve Sings @ Bootlegger
    If you like to follow the golden pipes of Genevieve, then make it down to Bootlegger Bistro this Friday. Genevieve will perform with Ronnie Rose at the grand old dame of Las Vegas local nightlife from 10 pm to 12:30 am. “You never know who will stop in” at this favorite spot for the town’s entertainment crowd. 702-736-4939. 7700 Las Vegas Blvd South Related...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 04:02 pm
  • Mathematics in Nature
    The intimate relationship between the beauty of mathematics as reflected in the beauty of nature is explored by John Adam, professor of mathematics at Old Dominion University in a continuation of the UNLV University Forum Lecture Series. The event is co-sponsored by UNLV Mathematics Dept and will take place Mon Mar 19 at the Barrick Museum Auditorium, UNLV campus. The...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 04:02 pm
  • Author Richard Wiley Reads
    UNLV professor and author, Richard Wiley, will read from his long-awaited “Commodore Perry’s Minstrel Show” at Barrick Museum Auditorium, UNLV campus. This novel is the prequel to his PEN/Faulkner Award-winning “Soldiers in Hiding.” His latest novel captures the complicated drama of Imperial Japan and expansionist America in the first throes...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 03:02 pm
  • Film Smorgasbord Series
    Here’s a fun film series for people who have a day job. The Winchester Community Center is screening “Food and Films II” every Wednesday from Mar 7 thru Apri 25. Admission is only $3. What a deal to sample such a international comedic smorgasbord of food-related films. 7 pm. 3130 S McLeod Mar 7 – “Mostly Martha” (2002) Germany. Directed...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 03:02 pm
  • Chess Club
    Bring your own chess board and clock. Come on down to Dula Gymnasium every Wednesday night from 5:30-9:30 pm for keen competition among adult players of all levels. This weekly event is sponsored by the Las Vegas City Dept of Leisure Services and the Downtown Chess Club. Annual $2 membership required, but I’m calling it Free. Call for more info 702-229-6307....
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 02:02 pm
  • Free Classic Film Series
    If you like the Turner Classic Movies kind of old film and you enjoy sharing the experience with others, the Clark County Library runs free screenings in the “By Request” film series on Tuesdays in March. Showtime 1:00 pm. Mar 6 – “My Little Chickadee” (1940) written by W.C. Fields and Mae West, stars of the film. There’s a dynamic...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 01:02 pm
  • Gem and Mineral Society Meets
    You are surrounded by astounding geology, a terrain of rock and stone yielding unfathomable treasure if only you could recognize it. Learn the stories behind those pebbles and boulders you encounter everyday, whether in your desert-landscaped front yard or along the hiking trail. If you’re not an outdoorsy kind of person, that’s okay too. The Southern Nevada...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 01:02 pm
  • 50+ FREE Health Seminar
    Ouch, it hurts to be eligible! But when is it ever a better time to take control of our health and wellness so that we can live the next 20-30 years at full throttle? A monthly program at the Northwest Senior Center focuses on vital issues for the “mature”: weight mgt, cholesterol control, diabetes, heart health, the dreaded Alzheimer’s and more. The...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 12:02 pm
  • UNLV Jazz Faculty Performs
    Here’s an opportunity to hear the Faculty from UNLV Jazz Dept perform with special guest Bobby Shew on trumpet and Bob Sheppard on sax. The concert is Mar 5 at the Harris Theater inside the Ham Fine Arts Bldg on UNLV campus. Tickets are only $5, unless you are a senior, military, UNLV faculty, staff or student when they’re FREE. Performing Arts Center Box...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 12:02 pm
  • A Meeting of Science Fiction Buffs
    Lovers of are indeed a special breed. Not ashamed to call themselves geeks, they pride themselves on outerworldly perspectives and fuel their cosmic curiosity with books, films, comic books and gaming (not gambling.) The Vegas Science Fiction Association invites any “book geek, movie buff or serious gamer” to their meetings the first Monday of the month...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 12:02 pm
  • Orchid Lovers Meet
    An Orchid Society in the desert? Just goes to show that just about anything you can think of is available in Vegas! The Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society meets the first Sunday of each month at the Nevada Garden Clubs Bldg in Lorenzi Park. Orchids are on display and for sale, with educational programs for members and non-members. Annual membership fee is $25. 702-251-1456...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 11:02 am
  • Classical Guitar Recital
    You can hear excellent, even extraordinary music, every night of the week in Las Vegas. But even with that high standard, once in a while we have the opportunity to experience something special. Considered one of the best classical guitarists in the world, Sharon Isbin will be performing at the Doc Rando Recital Hall, Beam Music Center, UNLV on March 9. Her appearance...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 11:02 am
  • UNLV Performs “La Boheme”
    The UNLV Opera Theater, with graduate and undergraduate performers, will stage Puccini’s “La Boheme” at the Judy Bayley Theater on campus Mar 9-11. The UNLV Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Taras Krysa will accompany the production directed by Christine Seitz. Tickets are available at the UNLV Box Office. Adults $25, All students $5, Seniors/military/faculty/staff...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 10:02 am
  • Star Party @ Red Rock!
    This is not the kind of Star Party we normally equate with Las Vegas. This is all about celestial star-gazing and the public is invited free of charge. As Off the Strip as you can get, the Las Vegas Astronomical Society holds its Public Star Party at the Red Rock BLM Visitor Center from 6pm-10pm. The first part of the program is a presentation “Steering By the...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 10:02 am
  • Las Vegas Astronomical Society
    “The Greatest Stars of Las Vegas – can’t be seen on the Strip!” Join the Las Vegas Astronomical Society the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 to learn about celestial heavens. The programs are designed to educate the public on astronomy and include speakers on diverse topics. The meetings are held at the CSN Planetarium 3200 East Cheyenne....
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 10:02 am
  • Shamanic Journeying
    The possibilities for spiritual adventure seem endless. You now have the opportunity to discover and connect with your power animals who act as your guide to your healing lodge, a sacred, protected space to facilitate healing and connecting with your Higher Self. This class will meet every Saturday from 12:30-1:30 pm. The class has started; contact the teacher for the...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 09:02 am
  • FREE Hypnotist Show Tonight
    The Alladin Hotel is offering free tickets to Mesmerize (Hypnotist Show). Just show up at the box office at 10 pm and tell them you are with LVCEA and they will let you in. It’s FREE.
    by at February 27th, 2007 at 04:02 pm
  • Day Trips from the Strip
    You need a car for any of these trips – or better yet a Harley. Anything is for rent/sale in Vegas, so if you have done what you want to do in the casinos and hanker after some fresh air and open vista, here are some ideas. 20-30 minutes from the Strip: Sloan Canyon. BLM Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area with hiking and Native American rock art sites. Guided...
    by at February 27th, 2007 at 04:02 pm
  • Tuesday Night Live – Jazz & Blues
    It’s Tuesday night and you want to hear some live jazz or blues in a place that doesn’t break the bank, is easy to park and you’re away from the mass of humanity clogging the Strip. Three places offer great variety, all located close to, but off the Strip. Larry (Wild) Wrice and the Gents of Swing play straight ahead jazz and old standards at Capozzoli’s...
    by at February 27th, 2007 at 03:02 pm
  • I Can Do It! A Mega Event of Self-Empowerment
    These are truly awe-inspiring times that we live in. A spiritual tidal wave is rolling over our worried, stressed-out heads and awakening us to the possibility of a richer, more fulfilled time on this planet. Our need for a connection with something larger than ourselves has historically been filled by the traditional temples and churches of our faith, by our belief...
    by at February 27th, 2007 at 07:02 am
  • Happy Chinese New Year, Anthem Style
    Lion Dance, red lanterns, gold balloons and tables numbered only in double digit lucky 7′s, 8′s or 9′s, it was a gracious and grand 3rd Chinese New Year Party Celebration at Sun City Anthem last night. With a program often in Mandarin and a room filled with beautiful and colorful Han-inspired evening dress, I was transported to far away and exotic Cathay...
    by at February 27th, 2007 at 06:02 am
  • Commentary on the Gospel Fest
    There was a fantastic turnout for the 1st annual Gospel Fest held at Black Mountain Recreation Center where the program of vocals and dance played to a full house. There was no lack of talent or spirit, but there were some unnecessary technical problems that hopefully will be resolved before the 2nd annual event is held next year. The bleachers looked too treacherous...
    by at February 26th, 2007 at 11:02 am
  • Cure Depression without Drugs
    The IONS Group invites anyone who is interested in alternative treatments to depression, anxiety and panic disorder to attend their special “A Brighter Day” meeting this Wed, Feb 28. They will be screening a film which offers resolutions for the root causes of the disorders, as well as solutions without the use of pharmaceutical anti-depressants. West Sahara...
    by at February 26th, 2007 at 10:02 am
  • Guest Musician at the Barcode
    There’s some great music being played at the yet-to-be-discovered Thursday night sessions at the Barcode. These weekly events regularly feature the Release all star band with contributing artists Michael Clark, Earl Turner, Gwen Guthrie, Bonnie Pointer, Scott Cannady, Grover Washington Jr, Kirk Whalum, Chris Clarmont, Darryl “Footz” Woolfolk, Jeffrey...
    by at February 26th, 2007 at 10:02 am
  • James Ray’s Secret to Harmonic Wealth
    "It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it!" James Ray The Pacific Ballroom at Bally’s last night was packed with 850 enthused initiates clamoring to hear more about the Law of Attraction and the key to manifesting the abundant life as promised in The Secret. Starting with wide-spread internet and word-of-mouth publicity, spurred on by appearances...
    by at February 23rd, 2007 at 01:02 pm
  • Sunday Jazz Brunches
    At the moment I know of three places for Sunday brunch with a live group providing jazz or dance music. Gordon Birsch is the place to be if you want an afternoon of dance and high spirits. A different band is featured most Sundays, with Tommy Thompson the last Sunday of the month. There is a group of friendly regulars who are loyal to this spot and get there early for...
    by at February 23rd, 2007 at 10:02 am
  • Authenticity of Slave Narratives Debated
    History is constantly being written and re-written it seems. So much of what we think we know is based on the personal journeys, triumphs and failures of simple human beings, who through fate or will, succeeded in changing the course of events in some special way. We study those individual lives, often through letters, authoritative biographies and narratives to gain...
    by at February 23rd, 2007 at 09:02 am
  • A Scotch Tasting!
    I just recently blogged on the scarcity of Scotch tastings in Las Vegas relative to wine tastings. Lo and behold, the Universe has responded! Lee’s Discount Liquor is holding a Highland Park tasting this Saturday with guest Martin Daraz, who is the Brand Ambassador for Highland Park Scotch. He will be offering 12- and 15-yr old single malts between noon and 3 pm....
    by at February 23rd, 2007 at 08:02 am
  • An Evening with The Lost Boys of Sudan
    The screening last night of the The Lost Boys of Sudan was not as well attended as one would like, but that’s easy to understand. This ugly thing happening in Africa makes us all uncomfortable. We know it’s tragic and feel helpless about doing anything to change things. There are so many places in the world that are a mess, so much suffering, for reasons...
    by at February 22nd, 2007 at 04:02 pm