Archive for March, 2007

  • Radio Show Wine Tasting
    Les has had a computer glitch, so if you are normally on his list and haven’t heard, then you should email him to get back on the list, even if you can’t make it this Thursday. If you hurry you might get a coveted space for Les’ Wines & Vines Radio Show Mar 27. Les is holding his hour-long show at Hannah’s Restaurant 1050 So. Rampart Blvd....
    by at March 28th, 2007 at 04:03 pm
  • Free Pasqua Cultural Festival
    There are egg hunts all over town, so I won’t try to list all those. This bi-lingual (Spanish-English) festival looks like a great place to spend the Saturday before Easter if you are looking for Latino activities. There will be entertainment, art projects, games etc. It’s rumored the Easter Bunny might make an appearance. FREE. Co-sponsored by La Nueva...
    by at March 28th, 2007 at 04:03 pm
  • Family Festival
    This is a free event for families at Sunny Springs Park on Sat Apr 7, noon – 3p. Look for cultural arts performances, games, info booths and just lots of good old fashioned fun for parents and kids. Call 702-229-1087 for info. Golden Talon Ave and Bufaalo Dr. Las Vegas NV www.artslasvegas.org
    by at March 28th, 2007 at 03:03 pm
  • Friday Night Art District
    This Friday is going to be very happening in the downtown area of Las Vegas. I have already talked about a couple of events and now we have Archinofsy, Atomic Todd, The Fallout and MTZC galleries from 6p-10p in the Arts District. All of these are in or by the Commerce Street Studios 1551 S. Commerce St Las Vegas NV (north of Wyoming). Here are the websites for more info:...
    by at March 28th, 2007 at 03:03 pm
  • FREE Fremont St Party
    FREE Fremont Street Experience Party from 5:00p until 11:00p on Fri Apr 6. Entertainment is planned at the 1st & 3rd Street stages, with Street Syle FMX Jumpers at 5:00p in the Main Street area, and Grand Prix Driver autograph session from 5:15p to 6:00p. Related Vegas Grand Prix
    by at March 28th, 2007 at 03:03 pm
  • Las Vegas Grand Prix
    The Vegas Grand Prix takes place on a 2.44 mile street circuit in Downtown Las Vegas. It will be three day event from Fri Apr 6 – Sun Apr 8 with warm up activities starting at noon on Tues Apr 3. There is a very complete description of parking and transportation possibilities available. For ticket pricing and all event information call the Vegas Grand Prix Hotline...
    by at March 28th, 2007 at 03:03 pm
  • Remy Martin Tasting Dinner
    If you want to dig deep for a memorable dining experience, sign up for the prestigious tastings of Remy Martin – VSOP, 1738, XO, Extra and Louis XIII. A five course gourmet dinner is planned, specially prepared by Executive Chef Guy Droz Dorar. You should arrive at Steak by 7:00 pm. Cost is $135 pp. Reservations are limited. Call David 702-210-3424 or email david@steaklasvegas.com...
    by at March 28th, 2007 at 03:03 pm
  • Jones & Fazio Record Live CD
    De Stefano’s is the spot on Sunday Apr 1 to see Rick Jones on trumpet, and Dick Fazio on keys, record their new CD. The event will be hosted by Bobby Capozzoli and starts at 5:00pm. De Stefano’s Italian Restaurant 702-364-8424 3430 E. Tropicana Las Vegas NV (NE corner of Trop & Pecos) www.RickJonesJazz.com
    by at March 28th, 2007 at 02:03 pm
  • The Sporting House Restaurant
    I got a tip on a restaurant from a gal who knows Las Vegas and has very discerning tastes: “On your next night out go to this wonderful place. Appetizers, martinis & well drinks are 1/2 off from 4:00p to 7:00p. They have light fare like chicken fingers and burgers. They have succulent steaks that melt in your mouth. Prices range from $10 to $25 pp. We shared...
    by at March 28th, 2007 at 02:03 pm
  • “Life Safari Animal Sanctuary” Fundraiser
    Mountain Lion Caesar, white tiger Isis, Sheena the Bobcat, some rare reptiles, Sloths, Leamers and “other wild animals” have been looking for a proper home. Genevieve, vocalist, has been working with the owner of the animals, Steve, to find a permanent sanctuary. “Life Safari” has finally located 10 acres in Florida – only requirement is...
    by at March 28th, 2007 at 01:03 pm
  • UNLV Concrete Canoe Races UC San Diego
    The Las Vegas Hawaiian Community Club (LVHCC) Outrigger Canoe Program has worked with the UNLV concrete canoe team to compete against the University of California-San Diego in races scheduled for April 12-14. The Society of Civil and Structural Engineers Student Conference sponsors competitions in steel bridge, concrete canoe, conrete bowling, concrete frisbee and whatever...
    by at March 28th, 2007 at 04:03 am
  • Larry Wild Wrice with new sound
    The Gents of Swing with Larry Wild Wrice on drums, Bruce Harris on keys and Gary Sprewell on electric bass are moving to Wednesday nights. Larry has put together a version of the Gents of Swing with a “new” R&B – jazz sound. I say new because it’s a different mood than what you are used to from Larry, but certainly not new to him. You get...
    by at March 28th, 2007 at 04:03 am
  • Nik at Nite
    El Patron is under new management and Nik Mastrangelo will not be playing there on Tuesday nights for the time being at least. You’ll be the first to know when and where Nik at Nite performs again. There is some incredibly good music being played around town these days. You really need to get out of the house for a couple of hours, enjoy yourself and support the...
    by at March 28th, 2007 at 04:03 am
  • Hogs & Heifers FUNday
    Sunday is FUNday with Blues, Brew & BBQ at Hogs & Heifers Saloon in Downtown Las Vegas. From 2p-6p at Hogs & Heifers. Featuring the Dive Kings for music and Chef Bruce for food. 702-676-1457 201 N. 3rd St. Las Vegas NV www.hogsandheifers.com Related Grand Opening @ Brass Lounge, Hennessey’s 1st Anniversary
    by at March 27th, 2007 at 07:03 pm
  • Hennessey’s 1st Anniversary
    Same night as the grand opening of the Brass Lounge is the 1st annniversary VIP Happy Hour at Hennessey’s. Mickie Finnz will be celebrating with free hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. Downtown Las Vegas. 702-382-4421. 425 Fremont St. Las Vegas NV. www.hennesseystavern.com Related Grand Opening @ Brass Lounge
    by at March 27th, 2007 at 06:03 pm
  • Grand Opening @ Brass Lounge
    Join the celebration of the grand opening of the Brass Lounge and the “World’s Largest Pint Glass!” downtown Las Vegas on Fri Mar 30. Mayor Oscar Goodman will do the ribbon cutting between 5:00p-5:30p. Need to check out that world’s largest pint glass thing. More info: 702-382-1182 425 Fremont St. Las Vegas NV
    by at March 27th, 2007 at 06:03 pm
  • Tim Bratt’s Jazz
    We stopped by the Tuscany to see Tim Bratt on drums with his Jazz group. Tim’s sound is sophisticated, edgy and very progressive, not easily accessible for the untrained jazz ear. It’s a comfortable spot, unlike many of the jazz venues around town and two beers are $5. Tim is putting together a new group as Chris Gordon is playing with Joe Piscopo at the...
    by at March 27th, 2007 at 10:03 am
  • Vietnamese Noodles at Pho Sai Gon 8
    If you are looking for a quick bite on the west side, with fast service, clean venue, fresh taste and reasonable prices, check out Pho Sai Gon 8, Vietnamese Cuisine. We had the Goi Cuon, (fresh spring rolls) followed by Pho Hai San (noodle soup with seafood) and Hu Tieu Mi Ga Xa Xiu (noodle soup with chicken & BBQ pork). Both were full of meat, served quickly and...
    by at March 27th, 2007 at 05:03 am
  • “One to Grow On” – Rainbow Youth Theatre
    The next production of the Rainbow Company Youth Theatre is starting April 6 and runs thru Apr 15. The production “One to Grow On” is a powerful play exploring the connection between a 12-year old and his grandfather. The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre is celebrating its 30th year providing opportunities for the youth of Las Vegas to participate in live theatre...
    by at March 27th, 2007 at 05:03 am
  • Catharsis Grand Opening
    There will be an all day grand opening of Catharsis, the Centre for Cleansing & Renewal on Mar 31. Guest Speaker Sheila Z Stirling will present “What’s Up with Planet Earth?” from noon – 4:oo pm. The Centre will feature introductory specials, raffles, some complementary services among other opening day activities. 702-478-5690 1770 N. Buffalo...
    by at March 27th, 2007 at 05:03 am
  • Pyschic Self-Defense
    Esoteric class at Transformations, A Healing Place, to learn to protect yourself from taking on another person’s pain or energy. We all have experienced “energy vampires” in one form or another. Here are basic techniques to release and neutralize their negative effects. $30 prepaid/$35 same day. 702-252-3502 1725 S. Rainbow #25. Las Vegas NV Related...
    by at March 27th, 2007 at 05:03 am
  • Global Warming Lecture
    Concerned about the future of our planet and the dire predictions being voiced by members of the science community and a growing number of politicians? Mark you calendar for “Global Warming: Solutions for America,” a lecture in the University Forum Lecture Series at UNLV. Prof. Eban Goodstein of Lewis and Clark College will discuss the scientific basis for...
    by at March 26th, 2007 at 01:03 pm
  • Pure Aloha Festival
    Vizzun Entertainment Inc. presents the 6th Annual Pure Aloha Festival from Fri Apr 20 to Sun Apr 22, all day 9am-5pm. Natural Vibes, PATI, Koauka, Ho’aikane & Braddah Walter will perform. The host is Augie T. Look for Hawaiian and Polynesian entertainment, food, arts, crafts and some fun rides.The venue is the Cannery Hotel & Casino. Ticket prices are...
    by at March 26th, 2007 at 01:03 pm
  • The Arts Conservatory summer program
    TAC, or The Arts Conservatory, is open to youth from ages 7-15; registration starts April 1 and continues to Jun 9. The camp has three enrollment possibilities: Full Week (M-F) from 9am-4p for $550, Three days, 9a-4p $300 and half-day morning or afternoon for $300. The program runs from Jun 11- Aug 3, includes both art and theatre, complemented by music and dance. ...
    by at March 26th, 2007 at 01:03 pm
  • Prato Haggadah at LV Art Museum
    The Las Vegas Art Museum is exhibiting an interesting slice of cultural history generally unknown outside of the academic or Judaic community. Most are familiar with Medieval manuscripts of the Christian faith, evoking images of brown-robed monks slaving away in distant monasteries, destroying their eyesight with flickering candlelight. The Jewish tradition produced a...
    by at March 25th, 2007 at 02:03 pm
  • Future of Space Program Dinner
    The Las Vegas World Affairs Council presents a Space and Military Dinner with Lt. General Klotz, Vice commander, Air Force Space Command. Lt. Gen Klotz will discuss the future of the space program and the role of the military in space exploration. The topic is especially timely as a National Academy of Sciences study has joined other scientific voices criticizing NASA...
    by at March 25th, 2007 at 01:03 pm
  • Gerald Wilson Conducts Jazz Orchestra
    Jazz legend, composer, arranger and conductor Gerald Wilson will lead the UNLV Jazz Orchestra in a concert on Sun Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm. Wilson has been holding master classes for students in UNLV’s Jazz Studies Program and the Sunday concert is a recital of those efforts. He is a well-known figure in the jazz world and has been honored by the Monterey Jazz Festival twice...
    by at March 25th, 2007 at 12:03 pm
  • Local discounts for KA
    The Cirque du Soleil show “KA” playing at the MGM Grand is giving 50% discounts on tickets to locals. It’s one of the more amazing of the Cirque extravaganzas, so now would be an excellent time to make space in your busy life for an awe-inspiring experience. Reservations: www.mgmgrand.com or call 702-531-2000 from 6:00a-11:00p. I am assuming you...
    by at March 25th, 2007 at 12:03 pm
  • Easter Egg Decorating Funshop
    Sponsored by the City of Las Vegas, young and old are invited to an egg decorating work(fun)shop on Wed Apr 4. The program is for ages 5 and up. You will decorate your own Easter egg and can submit them for display and competition. 6:30p-8p. Only $3. Register on line www.clvbeyondtheneon.com or by touchphone 702-229-5445. Class is #302499. You can also call 702-229-1515....
    by at March 25th, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • 2 Day Spring Break “World’s a Stage”
    If you are looking for a fun activity for your kids over spring break, but only want to commit to a couple of days, this might be for you. Great Performances: The World’s a Stage. Ages 10-18 on Thur Apr 5 & Fri Apr 6 from 8a-5p. The fee is $25. Bring tap and jazz shoes, a snack lunch and be ready for fun. Call 702-229-4800 for more info. West Las Vegas...
    by at March 25th, 2007 at 11:03 am