Archive for August, 2007

  • A Free Beer Tasting!
    Lee’s Discount Liquors is holding Beer Tastings at their Lake Mead location 7411 W. Lake Mead at Tenaya. This is not Bud or Miller Lite, guys. Each Wednesday they offer a new selection of special beers along with light snacks. Tastings start 7pm and go until 8:30 or so. Seating is limited, so call ahead or arrive a few minutes early. Free. Call Brian 702-804-9700...
    by at August 30th, 2007 at 07:08 am
  • Goddess Path Classes
    The Goddess Path is a series of classes “to introduce the Goddess in Her myriad aspects and explore Her in relation to the directions and elements.” A class is scheduled on Nov 10 and described as Above and Below. There is preparation for each class in the series, so check out the website for full details. They meet at the Guest House at the Temple of Sekhmet,...
    by at August 29th, 2007 at 09:08 am
  • Free (or almost) Films for Family and Adults
    There are numerous free (or cheap) film events happening around town, some geared to children, some to families and some to adults. Many are summer outdoor events, held in the evening and encourage family fun like picnics and lolling around on blankets on the grass. Others are year round, held in the comfort of air-conditioned libraries or community centers. Following...
    by at August 28th, 2007 at 06:08 am
  • Genevieve shines @ Just Jazz
    Genevieve is one of the best jazz vocalists in town and certainly on the top of my list of favorites. She was magnificent last night at Just Jazz. Dressed in a dazzling red evening gown, she wowed a packed house of ardent admirers. This lady can sing opera and gospel besides soul wrenching blues and swinging jazz. In fact, as one fan declared, “he guessed she...
    by at August 28th, 2007 at 02:08 am
  • Rodeo Events in Boulder City
    Here’s more cowboy action in Boulder City. Corral Playdays at the Boulder City Horsemen’s Association Corrals are free to the public the second Sunday each month. Event times vary depending on the weather, so calling ahead is advised. About five different rodeo events are scheduled each month. Call Julie 702-294-9984 or Larry 702-294-0916. Corner of Corral...
    by at August 28th, 2007 at 12:08 am
  • World Steps (Dance) Series – Maori
    World Steps is a monthly dance series featuring various international ethnic dances with full costume, on Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are adults $10/$7 children & seniors. Call 702-455-7340. The venue is the Winchester Cultural Center 3130 S. McLeod Las Vegas NV. Sun Sep 09 – Haka Tori – New Zealand Maori Dance Related Basque Dance Performance
    by at August 27th, 2007 at 11:08 pm
  • Hip Hop Cultural Festival
    The City of Las Vegas presents a Hip Hop Cultural Festival featuring local and regional emcees, B-Boys and DJs including guest appearances by national artists. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. B-B-Q vendors on site. Show runs from 6p – 10p (gates open at 5 p.m.) on Sep 08. Tickets are $10. Call 702-229-1087 for more info. Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park...
    by at August 26th, 2007 at 08:08 am
  • Celebracion de la independencia mexicana
    Ole! The great Mexican Independence Celebration known as “On Fire in the Desert” features Rick Arroyo and the Latin Percussion Ensemble. Additional entertainment includes the dancers Latin Fashions. Join this celebracion de la independencia mexicana staged by the City of Las Vegas on Sep 08 from 2 p- 4p. FREE admission. Call 702-229-4800 for more info. West...
    by at August 25th, 2007 at 06:08 am
  • “First Friday” Downtown Arts District
    This Friday is the monthly giant block party happening in the Arts District Downtown Las Vegas. All the galleries are open late and the streets will be teeming with native life. A growing tradition in a lot of towns these days, the First Friday in Las Vegas is indeed special. You’ll find lots of FREE live entertainment at what is fast becoming the monthly place...
    by at August 24th, 2007 at 06:08 am
  • Elvis’ Restaurant & Lounge has closed
    Another Vegas night spot that is Off the Strip has closed its doors. What a world we live in here in Sin City…..millions upon millions spent on entertainment on the Strip, while nightlife just a couple of blocks to the west or east struggles each day for breath. Elvis was a funky, fun kind of place with an eclectic crowd that had crossed the street when Zinger’s...
    by at August 23rd, 2007 at 10:08 am
  • World Beer Tasting Benefit
    Lee’s Discount Liquors joins other sponsors Coors of Las Vegas, Chicago Brewery, the Las Vegas Weekly, Vitamin Water, radio 97.1 and others in hosting a benefit for New Vista Community. For $30 pp or $50 for 2, you can taste over 25 beers from around the world. Buy advance tickets online at NewVistaCommunity.org. “Brew’s Best” is Sat Sep 8 from...
    by at August 18th, 2007 at 08:08 am
  • Kiki Kalor “Cabaret” @ Josette’s Bistro
    Saturday night is Cabaret Night at the French bistro owned by the blonde bombshell, Josette. You have Kiki Kalor who could lighten up the darkest night with her songs in seven languages and her repertoire of dances from flamenco to the classic Broadway. Josette’s Bistro is open for dinner from 6p-10p, main show at 8:00 pm. The food is authentic French cuisine, but...
    by at August 18th, 2007 at 01:08 am
  • Les’ Wines & Vines Radio Show
    This is the chance to get in on one of the best wine-tasting events in town and the only wine radio show in the world with a live audience – you! Email Les now to get a place and get on his list. Kudos to Les for keeping this show on the air for 8 years! and with great venues each week. Thank you Les because the opportunity to rotate through some of the city’s...
    by at August 15th, 2007 at 07:08 am
  • Sandra’s Showcase: Sheila Z
    Sandra’s Showcase highlights intellectual, spiritual and motivational talent in Las Vegas, people whose lives are dedicated to making a difference – in our town, in our country, maybe even across the globe. Sheila Z certainly fits that job description. I first met Sheila at a weekend seminar with Dr. John Demartini, one of the featured contributors to the...
    by at August 14th, 2007 at 08:08 am
  • Sandra’s Showcase: Sheila Z and the Climate Project
    There are many fascinating personalities in our town, following a myriad of different paths, living vastly different lifestyles, pursuing diverse destinies – all of them influencing our lives and our local culture in their own unique way. Sandra’s Showcase will highlight intellectual, spiritual and motivational talent in Las Vegas. These articles will feature...
    by at August 14th, 2007 at 08:08 am
  • Montelago Village Wine Tasting Walk
    Look for winewalks beginning again April 08. Stroll along the New Vista Community Wine Walk at luxurious and beautiful Montelago Village at Lake Las Vegas. Savor more than 20 different wines while visiting shops and restaurants from 6p-9p. Raffle at 9:00 pm on the Events Plaza. The tickets are $30 pp or $50 per couple with proceeds going to New Vista Community, a non-profit...
    by at August 14th, 2007 at 04:08 am
  • Windy croons @ Rosy’s & Sammy Wongs Birthday
    Check out the smooth and throaty jazz sounds of Windy at Rosy’s on Saturday nights from 9p-1a. She is backed up by Tex Richardson on keys and Bruce on drums with many guests to celebrate Rudy Nino and Benson Lee‘s aka “Sammy Wongs” birthdays. Rosy’s Saloon 2300 E Desert Inn Rd #7 Las Vegas NV. NW corner of Desert Inn and Eastern. Related...
    by at August 12th, 2007 at 04:08 pm
  • “Fireworks in the Cage II”
    The next boxing/martial arts spectacular is billed for Sep 1 when the “Fireworks in the Cage II” Fight at the Riviera Hotel & Casino heralds two IFO Title Fights and 7 non-title bouts. Hall of Fame Boxing Referee Richard Steele and Steve Oshins, co-owners of Steele Cage Promotions, LLC (steelecage.com) and the International Fighting Organization, LLC (IFO)...
    by at August 12th, 2007 at 12:08 am
  • Sand Dollar Blues is #1
    Sand Dollar has blues every night – And this is the second year straight that they have been named Best Live Music by AOL City Guide. Check their website for up-to-date details on performing artists. Sun & Mon Nights are Open Jam. This is a HOT place to be, especially late. This used-to-be biker bar has gone half-civilized and I find perfectly safe. You’ll...
    by at August 11th, 2007 at 07:08 am
  • Rick Jones Jazz Showcase @ DeStefano’s
    Another live jazz event in Las Vegas has been cancelled. Rick Jones, horn, and Dick Fazio, keys, have a great jazz gig on Sundays from 6pm. The Rick Jones Jazz Showcase is one of the special opportunities to hear a variety of talent when artists sit in with Jones and Fazio. They are playing to a packed house, including much of the jazz talent from around town. This is...
    by at August 11th, 2007 at 04:08 am
  • LVWAC Downtown Presidential Series
    The public is welcome to join this event sponsored by the Las Vegas World Affairs Council (LVWAC) on Aug 24 when presidential candidate Sen. Mike Gravel (D-Alaska) will speak on “The Solar Hydrogen Economy: A New Energy Policy for America.” A long-time activist, this former senator is known for his efforts to end the draft after Vietnam and for putting the...
    by at August 11th, 2007 at 03:08 am
  • Ditch Fridays @ Palms Pool
    Tempting you to ditch work and have fun, the Palms Pool Party known as “Ditch Fridays” starts at noon every Friday. Lets just hope your boss doesn’t read the billboards and put 2 + 2 together. But then again, you might just run into them poolside. Proper ettiquette? Buy them a drink. You must be 21 to have the fun. Related White Hot Fusion Networking...
    by at August 10th, 2007 at 09:08 am
  • White Hot Fusion Networking @ Ghost Bar
    On Thur Aug 23 from 5:30p-8p the fabled and very cool Ghostbar at the Palms will be the site for the Vegas Young Professionals to met and mix at the intriguingly titled “The White Hot Fusion Mixer.” Ghostbar, although in tough competition with other clubs around time – even against Moon in the second tower at the Palms itself – is still a very heady...
    by at August 10th, 2007 at 07:08 am
  • Genevieve nominated for American Black Music Awards
    Genevieve, one of my favorite local vocalists, has been nominated by the Black Music Academy Association Of America selection committee of music executives, radio station programmers, music journalists, fellow musicians and entertainers to receive a Black Music Award. Genevieve’s name was submitted by peers and music professionals for great contribution to the...
    by at August 9th, 2007 at 11:08 am
  • Larry Wild Wrice Jazz @ Capozzoi’s
    Capozzoli’s burned Tues-Wed Sep 18-19. Larry Wild Wrice and the Gents of Swing reprise Capozzoli’s on Friday nights @ 8pm with his own special take on old standards, straight ahead jazz. Larry is on drums, Dick Straub on upright bass and Millard on keys. Known for welcoming guest artists to sit in, vocalists as well as instrumentalists, we look forward to...
    by at August 9th, 2007 at 10:08 am
  • IONS Meeting, Big Pharma and ADD
    The topic for Aug 22 meeting is “How to Get Big Pharma Out of the Classroom.” What causes ADD, OCD, ODD, depression and mood swings? How can you keep the attributes of ADD while eliminating the causes. You are welcome to attend this monthly meeting of IONS to find out more. “What is IONS exactly?” An acronym for the Institute of Noetic Sciences,...
    by at August 9th, 2007 at 07:08 am
  • Free “Jazz on the Lake” @ Lake Las Vegas
    “Jazz on the Lake,” a great favorite among locals, happens most Saturdays from 7p-10p. The annual program featuring local and national artists runs from May 5 thru Nov 27 and is sponsored by MonteLago Village and Findlay Toyota. You are reminded no coolers please. Bring blankets and low-backed chairs. For more info call MonteLago Village Events Hotline 702-564-4766....
    by at August 9th, 2007 at 06:08 am
  • Comedy Night @ Bunkhouse
    The Bunkhouse Saloon advertises itself as “Downtown‘s Newest Venue for Serious Music.” They are also offering an Open Mic Comedy Night on Wednesdays at 8pm. The chance for hot local comedians to show their stuff is hosted by John Hilder. Free admittance. The BH features live music every performance night, including local groups. Check out their website...
    by at August 8th, 2007 at 10:08 pm
  • Off the Strip to Mexico
    I’m back from a short trip south of the border to Lake Chapala. You can check out the links below for details so far of the trip. Related Paradiso Ajijic on Lake Chapala, Ajijic and Hotel Casa Blanca, Axixic – a far cry from Vegas
    by at August 8th, 2007 at 09:08 am
  • Valentine’s Singles Living Food (vegan) Potluck Party
    Transformations, a Healing Place invites singles interested in celebrating Valentine’s Day by sharing recipes, learning about the value of eating fresh and uncooked, and networking with kindred spirits. Bring a raw vegan dish to share with 3-4 people. This special get together for health-focused singles is from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Casual, welcoming and inspiring. RSVP...
    by at August 8th, 2007 at 09:08 am