The Huntridge Foundation hosted
the 70th Anniversary Celebration of the Historic Huntridge Theatre. The swanky occasion was
celebrated with a 1940s themed party at the Mesquite Club that boasts the
longest running women’s philanthropic club in Nevada since its inception in
1911. “The Ladies of Mesquite have shown caring and compassion for our
community for over 100 years. The Anniversary Celebration was recognized by
the State of Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission as an Official Nevada
150th year event.
Melissa Clary founding member, Congresswoman Dina Titus and former
James Bilbray at Huntridge Theatre Foundation’s 70th Anniversary of the
Huntridge Theatre’s 70th Anniversary celebration entertainment
The evening featured live musical entertainment by Gentlemen of Four Outs - musicians hip to the
20s, 30s and 40s genre. Additionally, Joey
Singer, a classical pianist entertained with 1940s tunes
throughout the evening. Guests were
transported back to the days of
, Clark Gable
and Irene Dunne, paying homage to Las Vegas’ historic past and a
time when Christian Dior was the first to name the early evening women’s
frock, a “cocktail dress.”
Joey Singer, pianist at Huntridge Theatre 70th Anniversary
Huntridge Theatre’s 70th Anniversary
Guests viewed vintage theatre photographs from the Foundation’s Memory Project and reminisced theatre
memories of yesteryear. The goal of The Huntridge Foundation’s Memory
Project is to collect and archive memorabilia and materials related to the
The event commemorated the October 10, 1944 opening of the
oldest standing theatre in Southern Nevada. The Huntridge Foundation
welcomes volunteers and fellow theatre supporters to assist in the cause to
preserve the theatre. Interested individuals may email the Foundation at
firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
CSI: The Experience
the unique attraction at
Grand based on the hit CBS show celebrates its five-year anniversary as a
top destination for Las Vegas locals, tourists and fans of CSI alike. A challenging and fun multi-sensory
attraction, CSI: The Experience places guests in the role of a crime scene investigator
as they solve one of three true-to-life mysteries. Spanning 12,000 square
feet and featuring thousands of hand-made props, CSI: The Experience comes
to life through a captivating multimedia environment featuring dazzling
special effects, meticulous crime scene recreations and two state-of-the-art
crime labs. The CSI Experience has welcomed more than 700,000 guests and
thanks to its national and international popularity, the numbers continue to
grow. Located in The District at
MGM Grand, CSI: The Experience is open daily from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., with the
last entry at 8 p.m.
As October also is Domestic
Violence Awareness Month, $3 from every full-priced ticket sold during the
month will benefit S.A.F.E. House, which is committed to stopping violence
and abuse in the family environment by providing safe shelter, support,
advocacy, counseling and education.
Celebrate Halloween at
Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que
at Treasure Island at the WANTED: Dead or
Alive party, Friday October 31 at 7 p.m. with costume
contests starting at 10 p.m. Guests are invited to attend in their most
creative costume for a chance to win $1,500 in cash and prizes including:
Best Costume Contest: 1st ($500), 2nd ($300) and 3rd ($100) place prizes.
Bull Riding Competition: 1st ($300), 2nd ($200) and 3rd ($100) place prizes.
Any face masks must be removed when
arriving at Gilley’s, and if walking through the casino at Treasure Island.
Drink specials will be offered
from 7 p.m. to closing. Brian Lynn Jones will take the stage for a
performance at 10 p.m.
Following two sold-out shows in June 2014,
Bridges & The Abiders
will return to
Red Rock Resort
for a live performance and album release party of their
new record, Live
on Friday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
and singer/songwriter Jessie Bridges, daughter of the Academy Award-winning
actor, will open the show at 7:30 p.m.
Jeff Bridges & The Abiders are Jeff
Bridges (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Chris Pelonis (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Bill Flores
(pedal steel, guitar), Randy Tico (upright,
electric bass), and Tom Lackner (drums,
Recorded during his previous performances at Red Rock Resort,
Jeff Bridges & The Abiders’
new 14-track album,
released in September and features live recordings of songs from his debut
album, Be Here Soon, as well as his self-titled follow up, original music
from the critically-acclaimed film “Crazy Heart” and some of Bridges’
favorite chosen covers of The Byrds, Tom Waits
and Creedence Clearwater Revival. The album was
produced and mixed by the band’s musical director Chris Pelonis and mastered by Kim Rosen (Franz Ferdinand,
Dashboard Confessional) at Knack Mastering.
Live is now available for
purchase in stores and online. Tickets for
Jeff Bridges & The
Abiders are $49 and $69 plus tax and
applicable fees and go on sale Friday, Oct. 17.
Malala Yousafzai and Shiz Shahid
Life is Beautiful Festival
Life is Beautiful Festival Celebrates Malala Yousafzai Winning
the2014 Nobel Peace Prize Malala Fund Cofounder and CEO Shiza
Shahid is scheduled to speak on Friday, Oct.
24. Life is Beautiful Festival
joins the world in celebrating the recipient of the
2014 Nobel Peace Prize, 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai, for her efforts to empower girls to reach
their potential through quality education, particularly in her home country
of Pakistan. The festival is
honored to be able to play a small role in spreading Yousafzai’s message by hosting Shiza
, the CEO
and co-founder of the Malala Fund, during the
2014 festival. Shahid will inspire the audience
to find what they stand for, fully embrace it and influence that inspiration
to change the world. Reflecting on her own life as a 25-year old CEO
representing the voice of the Nobel Peace Prize’s youngest laureate, Shahid will share her thoughts on what has changed
with this recognition from the Nobel Prize Committee. She will also describe
the legacy she and Malala hope to ignite
alongside other global activists on Friday, Oct. 24 in the Learning Program.
The Learning Program includes over 40 individual influencers and
visionaries—including Ricki Lake; legendary Las
Vegas headliners, Penn & Teller; Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova and
renowned chef José Andrés; and Game of Thrones language creator, David J.
Peterson. All Learning sessions will take place inside the Western Hotel at
899 Fremont Street. A uniquely interactive experience designed to engage the
curious, Learning Program sessions will run from 2pm–7pm. Participants are
encouraged to explore these 90-minute sessions and their insightful dialogs
ranging from anti-bullying campaigns to tech industry disruption to finding
your life’s purpose.
Held in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas,
Life is Beautiful Festival attracted more than 60,000 patrons in
its first year. For more information on the latest festival news, visit www.lifeisbeautiful.com
Rampart Casino executives, loyal players and
guests commemorated the casino’s 15-year anniversary with a
champagne and cake-cutting ceremony on Friday, Oct. 10. Bubbly flowed and
guests applauded as General Manager Michael Gaughan, Jr.
led the group in a toast to the milestone. Following, excited guests lined
up through the casino to partake in the festivities. 2014 marks the
luxurious Rampart Casino’s 15-year anniversary, in conjunction with JW
Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. The casino celebrates “15 Years of Fun”
by adding hundreds of the industry’s latest slots, a new state-of-the-art
Bingo Room and more. The elegant 50,000 square foot casino, offers over
1,200 slot machines, two dozen gaming tables and a Race & Sports Book.
Sam’s Town Mystic Falls Park
Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall
will light up the celebrated winter display at
Mystic Falls Park
for the 20th time on Wednesday, November 26, at 5:45
p.m. Bill Boyd will be joined by
Sam’s Town Vice President and General Manager John Sou to flip the switch on the season’s first run of
the cherished holiday show. Each
year, the pioneer-themed Mystic
Falls Park Light and Water Show
transforms just before Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday season. This
time-honored tradition has been decking the Gambling Hall since 1994. Festive lighting and decorative
snowflakes lead guests through the property to Mystic Falls Park. Garland
streams, wreath-adorned lampposts, and white light and snow-covered trees
fill the atrium, while Cowboy Santa takes up residence in the Park’s gazebo.
The festive décor includes fan favorites such as lighted sculpture polar
bears, indoor snow and mountains of poinsettias. Sam’s Town will be hosting the 15-minute laser light
spectacular hourly throughout the holiday season, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
through January 1. And from November 28 to December 23, Cowboy Santa will
appear Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 4 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays
from noon to 8:30 p.m.
Another annual tradition is also returning as
Sam’s Town once again hosts a drive for
Cell Phones for Soldiers
Program. From November 1-27, Sam’s Town
will collect used cell phones, chargers and other accessories, with each
donated phone providing an hour of talk time to soldiers stationed abroad.
To date, the non-profit organization has distributed more than 2.5 million
prepaid calling cards to soldiers serving overseas. You can drop off used
cell phones, chargers and other accessories at the B Connected Club at Sam’s
Town. All participants in the promotion will receive a two-for-one coupon
for Sam’s Town’s Firelight Buffet.
Wednesdays Downtown: 6
p.m. to midnight will occupy the streets in the
Fremont East Entertainment District weekly
at Las Vegas Boulevard and 7th
Street, which will be closed for the night. The weekly event
brings local businesses together to transform the area into a festive block
party featuring a Food Truck Village, Painters Lounge, Downtown Dirty Bar
Fight, the “World’s Greatest Happy Hour by Coors,” live entertainment, a
silent disco and more. Participating restaurants and bars include
Commonwealth, Park on Fremont, The Griffin, Beauty Bar, Triple B, Le Thai, Inspire,
Wayfarer, The Beat, Insert Coins, El Cortez, Vanguard, La Comida and
Fremont East Entertainment District (FEED), created in 2002,
is an entertainment district in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, adjacent to
the popular tourist attraction the Fremont Street Experience. FEED is
currently comprised of 6 blocks, from Las Vegas Boulevard East to
8th Street and from Ogden Street South to Carson. In 2007. The Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency and Fremont
East property and business owners committed $5.5 million through public-
private partnership for a major streetscape improvement. FEED is a
pedestrian friendly community that combines diverse street-life, local
businesses, eateries, side-walk cafes, bars and cocktail lounges and lively
Graham Knutell working in his art studio
FOR THOSE WHO
HAVE EVERYTHING. Artist
OF-A-KIND MASTERPIECES FOR PET LOVERS.
With the holiday season fast approaching, the question may already
be lingering: What to give the obsessed animal lover who seems to have it
located in the Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian/Palazzo,
has the perfect solution to deck the halls in
grandiose style: a commissioned painting of their pet by Ireland’s most
prolific artist, Graham Knuttel
. If money is no object when it comes to the pet lover
in one’s life, you can memorialize the precious pup, cuddly cat or even
loveable lizard in a lap of true luxury. Knuttel, o
ften referred to as the “Irish Picasso,
is known for capturing the spirit of the most discerning cats,
dogs, horses, birds and even sheep, in his sculptures and paintings and now
fans can commemorate their pet by the master artist. Private sittings begin
at $25,000. His work has attracted an eclectic group of collectors including
Sylvester Stallone, Colin Farrell and Bono, to name a few. To schedule a
private sitting or for more information, contact
The Knuttel Gallery at 702-228-8808.
The City of Las Vegas and Sin City Opera
will present “OperAntics,” a comical concert of operatic favorites and mischief performed
by the Sin City Opera Company, Saturday, Nov. 1, at 2 p.m. in the outdoor
Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza,
located at 720 Twin Lakes Drive in Lorenzi Park. The public is invited to
enjoy this free, 90-minute concert that presents the lighter side of opera
in a family-friendly and exuberant way. Featuring operatic favorites from
composers Mozart, Puccini, Rossini, Bernstein, and Gilbert & Sullivan,
this concert will have you laughing and
humming these tunes for days. The concert will be performed primarily in
English, with a few pieces in the original languages, all by top operatic
talent from the Las Vegas valley. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to be more
comfortable in the outdoor amphitheatre.
A Bedroom in the Hammargren Home of NV History
The 19th Annual Open House at the HAMMARGAREN HOME of NEVADA HISTORY will once again
DAY on Saturday and Sunday – November 1 & 2 from
Noon to 5 p.m. This is an official function of Nevada’s 150th
Birthday – A Sesquicentennial Celebration. There will be non-stop Live Las Vegas
Entertainers, tours and refreshments.
Donation $15 – under 12 free. If you have
never been to this awesome, unconventional and beyond description home, join
the thousands who will be there to see what you will never see anywhere else
at 4318 Ridgecrest Drive.
The children of some of the biggest names in
entertainment will come together for a special history-making
performance at the M Resort Spa Casino on Saturday,
November 8. An Evening with
The Next Generation will showcase the extraordinary
musical talents of Ricci Martin, son of Dean Martin, Lorna Luft, daughter of Judy Garland, Lena Prima, daughter
of Louis Prima, and Steve March-Torme, son of
Mel Torme, as they celebrate their legendary
parents. Anthony Lewis, son of comedian legend Jerry Lewis, will host the
event as the Master of Ceremonies.
An Evening with The Next Generation
is the first-time collaboration between the sons and daughters
of the musical icons who shaped the American songbook as it is known today.
Audiences will witness an incredibly special musical celebration interpreted
through the hearts of those held nearest and dearest. Accompanied by a 10-
piece band and spectacular never-before-seen video montages, this historical
ensemble should not be missed. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the M Box Office, by
phone at 800-745-3000 and are priced at $29.99 and $34.99 plus taxes and
Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra
considered by many to be the “ninth island” of Hawaii. The Las Vegas Philharmonic’s
first Pops Series concert for the 2014-15
season will celebrate the strong connection between the tropical paradise
and our desert oasis by showcasing traditional and popular Hawaiian music in
a program called “Aloha from Las Vegas.
” The concert will take place Saturday,
November 15th at 7:30PM at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
will feature the full orchestra conducted by Matt Catingub, guest vocalist
Amy Ha-naiali’i, and guest drummer Steve Moretti. Ha-naiali’i’s guitarist
and bassist, Jeffrey Peterson and Stephen Jones, will also take the Reynolds
Hall stage for the Hawaiian-themed performance. Highlights from the program
include the popular theme song Hawaii Five-O and the 1966 hit originally
performed by Don Ho, Tiny Bubbles. In addition, Amy Ha-naiali’i will
perform her biggest hit, Haleiwa Hula, and other notable songs including
Have You Ever Seen The Rain, written by John Fogerty, and Hukilau, a
traditional Hawaiian song. Matt Catingub is the Founder & Artistic Director of Hawaii
Pops and long-time Pops Conductor of the Honolulu Symphony and the Hawaii
Symphony. He is the son of great jazz vocalist and “Polynesia’s First Lady
of Song,” Mavis Rivers.
The Las Vegas
Philharmonic will perform five Pops Series programs during the 2014-15 season,
including its annual holiday concert on December 6th, A Gershwin
Valentine on February 14th, a Symphonic Spectacular showcasing
popular classics on March 28th and A Tribute to Frank Sinatra on
May 16th in celebration of Sinatra’s upcoming 100th
Chef Bobby Flay and
staff from MESA Grill at Caesars
Palace visited Three Square Food Bank
for a private tour and award presentation. Chef Flay was in Las
Vegas to celebrate the 10th anniversary of MESA Grill at Caesars Palace, and
the tour provided an opportunity to demonstrate how MESA Grill’s charitable
contributions are being utilized. Matt Muldoon, Chief Development Officer of
Three Square, and Diana Bennett, Board Chair of Three Square, guided the
tour for Chef Flay and the MESA Grill team members, and fielded questions
from the group regarding hunger in Southern Nevada and Three Square’s
efforts to solve the problem of hunger in the community.
the tour of the Three Square campus, Matt Muldoon
awarded a plaque to Chef Flay and MESA Grill general manager
Jean-Pierre “JP” Francois in recognition of MESA Grill as
the 2014 Fall Las Vegas Restaurant Week top donor at the Gold donor level,
donating $8,825 in proceeds from the week-long event. To date, MESA Grill has donated more than
$64,000 to Three Square from Restaurant Week proceeds, providing more than
192,000 meals back to the community. The management and staff of MESA Grill
continue their dedication to solving hunger in our community by volunteering
at Three Square throughout the year.
Hart Mansion Garden of Angels
Entry to Hart Mansion
renovation, the famous Hart Mansion aka Hartland Mansion celebrated
the new look and dedication of the new Toni Hart “Garden of
Angels” honoring the late Toni Hart. The Garden of Angels features a life-size
angel statue and 100 hand-signed ceramic angels positioned at various
locations throughout representing 100 individuals who touched Toni Hart’s
life. The garden also includes 350 Japanese Boxwood plants, dozens of rose
bush plants, night-blooming jasmine, Fuchsia Hibiscus, orange trees, and
acacia trees surrounding a Victorian-inspired Gazebo. Among the hundreds of details to the mansion that
have been renovated and restored, a standout is a Christos and Jeanne-
Claude-inspired art installation…“The Beauty of Light” featuring 36 crystal
chandeliers with 8,900 crystal drops, hung under the porches of the
sprawling estate, which in length is 50 feet shy of a football field.
Italian wicker and Moroccan tile outdoor furniture and a gilded front door
with 19,000 Swarovski Crystals placed one at a time on the head of a crayon
add more glamour.
Among some of the history of this
great mansion: Ginger
Rogers danced here. Michael Jackson moonwalked here. Willie Nelson sang
here. Engelbert Humperdinck dined here. Cee Lo Green, Miss Piggy and The Muppets filmed a music video here. Robert De Niro
and Sharon Stone made a movie here. Jackie Collins launched a book here. The
Las Vegas Symphony gave a concert in the Grand Party Room for 400 guests.
'Garden of Angels' in memory of Toni Hart
For the past 30 years, Hartland Mansion under the founding leadership
of Dr. Toni Hart has been a premier event location playing host to countless
weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, social and corporate events and filming.
Although the sprawling historical home has undergone a design
overhaul, son, Larry Hart staunchly abides by his mother’s hallmark
philosophy of offering handcrafted events with unwavering attention to
detail and an impeccable standard of service. The venue can host up to 180
guests for Corporate events, Galas and Weddings.
glamour of old Las Vegas is alive and well at Hartland Mansion.
Wendy Williams hosts Soul Train Awards
Wendy Williams, media
personality will host the Soul Train Awards 2014 at the
Arena on November 7. The show will feature a
lineup of unforgettable performances by industry icons and today’s leading
musicians. The show kicks off a
weekend of events at the Orleans, including Centric Comedy All Stars on
Saturday, November 8 and two shows of Centric Presents: The Soul Train
Review on Sunday, November 9. The 2014 Centric Soul Train Awards will
be broadcast on Centric and BET November 30 at 5 p.m. PST. Tickets are now on-sale.
The Loft is a new posh, 5,000-square-foot
private party and special event space now open on the second level of Cabo Wabo Cantina inside Miracle Mile
Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The Loft has extremely stunning
skyline views of the Las Vegas Strip and is in a central location on Las
Vegas Boulevard. Reception menus are interesting and varied. The Loft
is an ideal space for corporate events and private parties of all
varieties and also hosts special events throughout the year, such as pay-
per-view UFC viewing parties, NFL and NCAA regular viewing parties and more.
The space is a hub for sports lovers, offering 16 big screen TVs, including
a 15 foot projection screen, a 14 foot video wall and two 80 in HD TVs.
Rob Garrett, aka the “King
of Diamonds,”and his band are now
resident performers in the Shimmer Cabaret at the Westgate Resort &
Casino. This marks the first ever casino residency for
Garrett, who, in his 35-year career as a Vegas resident/entertainer, has
accumulated quite a large, loyal, following.
Like his legendary counterpart,
Rob was born in Brooklyn, NY. The family relocated to Las Vegas in the mid
1970s, and in 1980, Rob formed the Vegas band, Rock 'n' Roll Heaven. He
began working bars, clubs, lounges, and even some showrooms, before
ultimately deciding to change the direction of his career by becoming a Neil
Diamond tribute artist for Legends in Concert in 1995. Garrett worked on and off for
'Legends’ for about five years before going off on his own, traveling around
the country (sometimes the world), becoming one of the most popular,
respected, tribute acts in the industry and earning the title "King of
Members of Garrett’s K.O.D. Band include Keith Neal (guitar/vocals), Steve
Gerard (keys), Jeff Borree (drums), and Rosanna
Show times are from 8:30 to 9:40 p.m., Wednesdays
through Sundays (dark Mondays and Tuesdays).