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Owner/Editor in Chief/writer - Las Vegas Round The Clock

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The+Source Medical Marijuana Dispensary Celebrates Grand Opening with Open House

Aiming to be Nevada’s premier medical marijuana dispensary, The+Source, celebrated its grand opening at 2550 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 8, just south of Sahara Avenue,  with an open house starting at noon on Saturday, Jan. 30.

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The+Source Ribbon Cutting: Tick Segerblom, Mary Beth Scow, Susan Brager, Jennifer Krellenstein, and Andrew Jolley
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Joined by Senator Tick Segerblom, Clark County Commissioners Mary Beth Scow and Susan Brager, CEO of The+Source Andrew Jolley and patient Jennifer Krellenstein cut a green ribbon in celebration of the dispensary’s much-anticipated grand opening.  Also in attendance was Dr. William Troutt, director of medical education for The+Source, who was  available for Q&A with guests, physicians and Nevada residents who wanted more information about how they may obtain a medical marijuana patient card.

The+Source stands apart from its competition through experienced operators, quality and selection of products, and the experience of Troutt. It offers its patients an upscale, professional ambiance complete with highly-trained staff, lush greenery and clean, white walls, complemented with modern recessed lighting to highlight the medicines.

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The+Source Medical Director, Dr Troutt
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Application desk for Medical Marijuana Cards
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The+Source is one of only nine medical marijuana dispensaries open for business in the Las Vegas Valley, and currently offers more than 15 different strains, as well as a variety of concentrates and edibles. Each strain is labeled to include the amount of THC and other cannabinoids. The+Source recently had its first harvest, and will be introducing its own line of products in the coming weeks, and plans to open a second dispensary in Henderson, Nev. in March.

SEXXY Celebrates One Year Anniversary at Westgate

Choreographer and dancer Jennifer Romas celebrated the one year anniversary of her topless revue, SEXXY,  at the Westgate on Tuesday evening, January 26.

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Among the slew of celebrities in attendance to show their support for Jennifer and join in the celebration were rocker Vince Neil,  magician Murray Sawchuck , master card trickster Doug “Lefty” Leferovich, singer Chadwick Johnson, BMX pro Ricardo Laguna, singer/producer Jerry Jones, singer/actor Adrian Zmed, former Monte Carlo headliner, magician Lance Burton, comedian Lenny Windsor, Zowie Bowe's Chris Phillips, electric violinist Lydia Ansel, Prince tribute artist Jason Tenner, entertainment journalist/TV personality Robin Leach and Joan Rivers tribute artist and singer Barbara Brighton.

For the immensely talented, raven haired Romas, the show, which she created, choreographed, directed, and stars in as the lead dancer, was a labor of love and her hard work has paid off.

As enticing as it was when it first opened, the high energy production has gotten even better over the past year with the inclusion of new state of the art lighting and sound, along with video and photo montages that accompany the sizzling and fun numbers performed by Romas and her cast of fabulous, smokin' hot dancers and powerhouse singer, Gabriela Versace.

When it comes to topless revues, SEXXY, truly lives up to its title and then some. From the moment the curtain goes up to the finale, Romas and her seductive cast offer an evening of non stop, incredibly sexy entertainment for audiences age18 and over.

“Dreams do come true and I am so humbled and honored not only to be celebrating our first anniversary at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, but to be surrounded by such an amazing cast and crew,” said Jennifer Romas. “I’m so thankful to Westgate, my family, friends and team. I am where I am because they believed in me and I stand proud knowing I have an amazing group that gives me their heart and soul every day. The show has grown so much over the past year and we are so proud of what we've created. This is only the beginning and we are looking forward to many more SEXXY years at Westgate Las Vegas. Dance is passion, passion is life - live your dream.”

“Westgate is proud to be the host of the best cabaret show in Las Vegas - SEXXY!” said David Siegel, Founder & CEO of Westgate Resorts. “Congratulations to Jennifer Romas and her team of performers on the first anniversary of the show. We’re looking forward to many more years of success at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.”

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Jennifer Romas (center) and SEXXY cast with celebratory cake
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Come get your SEXXY on and go see this topless revue that is garnering standing ovations.  Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 7 p.m. inside the Westgate Cabaret at the renowned Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Tickets are $39.95 for general admission and $59.95 for VIP, plus taxes and fees. Guests must be 18 years or older.

January Edition of Mondays Dark Benefits Injured Police Officers

The January edition of the monthly fundraising charity event, Mondays Dark with Mark Shunock, took place Monday night, January 25  inside Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, The theme for the evening was the music from the 2004 hit comedy movie “Anchorman”  starring Will Ferrell.  All proceeds from the event, including ticket sales and a silent auction, benefitted this month's chosen charity, the Injured Police Officers (POF)  which helps injured police officers and the families of those officers killed in the line of duty, who are often in situations where insurance and other services fall short in providing the help they need.

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Singers Jassen Allen and Phillip Drennen (The Backup Boys) opened the show singing “She’s Gone”. The lineup of other amazing performers that lent their time and talent for the worthy cause included: John Celentano with ‘Ride Captain Ride’; the country quartet, Ghostlight performed ’Sunshine Go Away’; Autumn Belanger-Madill sang ‘Treat Her Like A lady’; Shawn Perucca sang ’That Lady’; Travis Cloer performed ‘Groovy Situation’; Jessenia Paz gave her rendition of ‘Use Me’; Cheryl Daro sang ‘Carry On My Wayward Son’; three members of Mo5aic were joined by Mark Shunock to perform ‘Afternoon Delight’; and Mark Shunock sang a solo of ‘Help Yourself’. Comedian Geechy Guy was on hand with a hilarious stand up routine of “joke grenades” and burlesque queen Lou Lou D’Vil performed a provocative exotic dance number. And as always, musical director Kenny Davidsen and the Mondays Dark Band provided back up.

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As part of the evening’s festivities, famed Disney artist James C. Mulligan painted a Marilyn Monroe portrait on stage and auctioned it and a Star Wars: The Force Awakens original painting to raise an additional $1500 for the IPOF.

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In two years of monthly charity events, Mondays Dark has raised about $250,000 to support local charitable organizations. All proceeds from the evening's fundraising event, including ticket sales and a silent auction, go to the IPOF.

Tickets are on sale now for the February edition of Mondays Dark featuring the music of Elton John that will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas.

Advance tickets are $20.  Visit #mondaysdark  Admission is $30 at the door.

Blancpain Ocean Commitment Exhibition Opens at The Forum Shops in Caesars Palace

For the first time in North America, the Blancpain Ocean Commitment Exhibition has opened at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Admission to the exhibition is FREE and visitors are able to explore and discover the underwater universe and learn about the tangible and meaningful results that have been achieved by the organizations Blancpain supports. Blancpain is a company that designs, manufactures, distributes and sells prestige and luxury Swiss watches.  It is a subsidiary of the Swatch Group with headquarters in Villeret, Switzerland.

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Reza Alavi, Blancpain Las Vegas Boutique Manager; Maureen Crampton, Director of Marketing & Business Development at the Forum Shops at Caesars; Marc Junod, VP Blancpain; David Gely, US Brand Manager Blancpain
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To celebrate the opening of the exhibit, Marc Junod, VP Blancpain; David Gely, US Brand Manager Blancpain; Reza Alavi, Blancpain Las Vegas Boutique Manager and Maureen Crampton, Director of Marketing & Business Development at the Forum Shops inside Caesars, were in attendance and participated in a ceremonial ribbon cutting, cocktail reception on Thursday evening, January 28.

Blancpain’s historical connection with diving dates to 1953 with the development of the first modern diving watch, the Fifty Fathoms. This now iconic timepiece, not only selected by navies around the world but as well by diving pioneers, has come to define diving watches for the entire industry.

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In recognition of its close links to diving and its Fifty Fathoms history, for many years Blancpain has been a fervent supporter of environmental initiatives to preserve and protect the world’s oceans. Its generous financial donations to support the cause have come to be called the “Blancpain Ocean Commitment”. Chief among its beneficiaries have been National Geographic’s Pristine Seas Expeditions and the Gombessa Projects of Laurent Ballesta. More than ten Pristine Seas expeditions have been undertaken with Blancpain's support. The governmental decisions to protect more than 3.0 million square kilometers of ocean, almost equal to the size of the Mediterranean Sea, have followed upon the efforts of the Pristine Seas.

The Ocean Commitment Exhibition unites all of these themes. As visitors enter through the portal echoing the design of the Fifty Fathoms bezel, they will discover zones devoted to History; Science and Exploration; Art; and the Ocean Commitment Circle. The History area exhibits illustrate the inventions and milestones in the evolution of the Fifty Fathoms and the achievements of the pioneers and adventures in underwater exploration. The Science and Environment section presents the work of National Geographic’s Pristine Seas Expeditions and Laurent Ballesta’s Gombessa projects, including special film clips documenting both of their works. Other environmental initiatives supported by Blancpain are also included in this zone.

The Art section features the breathtaking images from some of the world’s finest underwater photographers. The Circle area, with its projection of waves, houses a number of elements which span the other zones. The “Circle” draws its name from the Ocean Commitment Circle which is a privileged area of Blancpain’s dedicated website

The general public and visitors to the exhibit can take a tour of the public areas of the site and, by navigating a spinning globe, discover reports and photos from Ocean Commitment projects around the world. Additionally a rich selection of photographs are accessible on the site. Also displayed in the Circle area is Blancpain’s authoritative historical treatise “Fifty Fathoms The Dive and Watch History 1953-2013”.

The Blancpain Ocean Commitment Exhibition is located directly in front of the Blancpain Boutique at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The exhibition will be open to the public from January 26, 2016 until February 8, 2016.

Additional recent and upcoming “happenings” in and around Las Vegas include:

BEER PARK, the Las Vegas Strip’s first rooftop bar and grill, located at Paris Las Vegas on a 10,000-square-foot deck overlooking the world famous Las Vegas Strip, celebrated its grand opening with a visit from the iconic BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES, Saturday morning, January 30.

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VIP Procession of Perry Rogers, Corey Jenkins, County Commissioner Mary Beth Scow, Ryan Hammer and Josh Halpern
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Clydesdales trotting down Las Vegas Boulevard
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Pulling a Budweiser carriage, eight Clydesdales led a celebratory trot down Las Vegas Boulevard to commemorate the grand opening of Beer Park. The trot was followed by a procession of VIPs, including Perry Rogers and Corey Jenkins from Beer Park; Ryan Hammer from Caesars Entertainment; Josh Halpern from Anheuser-Busch; and Las Vegas County Commissioner Mary Beth Scow, who offered congratulatory remarks and shared in an inaugural toast as Beer Park officially opened its doors to hundreds of excited guests. Attendees also had the opportunity to nosh on BBQ sliders, signature nachos and hot dogs and sample some of Beer Park’s 100+ beer selections which are all served on draft.

The Clydesdales kicked off the countdown to Beer Park’s Big Game party that will be held from 2:30 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7.

More than $19K was raised for the CHILDREN'S HEART FOUNDATION by the HARD ROCK CAFE during last year’s “PINSANITY” initiative. The Hard Rock Cafe produced a specially designed pin – incorporating both the Children’s Heart Foundation and Hard Rock Cafe logo – to sell during their event. Recently the staff from the Hard Rock Cafe presented a check to Children’s Heart Foundation’s Kelley McClellan and Kelley Mazur (Executive Director and Development Manager respectively) at the location on Paradise.

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Carl Cordes (HRC collector) Jeremy DesJardins (General Mgr -HRC Tahoe) Adam (Vegas RETAIL AGM Strip ) Ursula Castillo (Ops MGR Vegas strip) Jeanmarie Stouffer(AGM Paradise) Kelley McClellan (Executive Director CHF)  Kelley Mazur (Development Manager CHF) Justin Lyons (retail mgr Vegas Strip ) Michera Clark (retail mgr Vegas Strip ) Darcy Byers (HRC Las Vegas Paradise General mgr) Yesenia Fuentes (HRC Retail Sales associate ) Brian Kelly (Retail Supv HRC paradise) Enrique Buendiaz (HRC Retail Sales associate)
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With record levels of new and expanded resources and double-digit gains in buyer attendance, the WINTER LAS VEGAS MARKET delivered on its promise to create the leading buying platform for furniture, home décor and gifts in the western United States, January 24-28, 2016.  Starting strong – with the busiest-ever opening day in its 10-year history – and with solid attendance and brisk order writing continuing throughout the five-day Market – buyers and suppliers alike reported success posting significant gains in sales volume and new customer acquisition.
Overall attendance hit an all-time high, fueled largely by recent explosive growth in gift and home décor resources, which resulted in gains of 22% in gift buyer attendance and 5% in home décor buyer attendance.  At the same time, the furniture category – with nearly 100% occupancy in furniture showrooms, 95% of the nation’s bedding industry represented, and continued expansion among newly launched casual floors – maintained its strong buyer base.  Buyers attended from all 50 states and 77 countries.  Top five feeder states included California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas and Washington.

With the highest level of leasing activity in five years, the Winter Market offered buyers access to 330+ new resources – with 146 new showrooms debuting on 40 floors in three buildings, and nearly 180 new exhibitors premiering in the newly expanded Pavilions at Las Vegas Market. While concentrated primarily in Building C with new and expanding gift, home décor and casual showrooms, this most recent resource expansion represents growth in all of the Market’s core categories: furniture, home décor and gift.

The World Famous Stoney’s Rockin’ Country (located at Town Square, 6611 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Suite 160) has announced the residency of KING BILLY , playing the latest hits in country music every Saturday, starting January 30, 2016 at 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 Local, $10 out of state This is an 18 and over event. All military and first responders receive free entry every Saturday night. Doors open at 7 p.m. and line-dancing lessons begin at 7:30 p.m.
King Billy is comprised of world-renowned musicians with backgrounds ranging from the likes of Aretha to Lifehouse. Lead Guitarist, Ben Carey, has performed with Lifehouse, Savage Garden, Tal Bachman and Elvis Monroe. Drummer Gigi Gonaway has performed behind Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin, just to name a few. Bassist Eric Runquist performed with Ben Folds Five and Lead Singer/Frontman Jared Berry from Fox’s American Idol season six.

Harrah’s Las Vegas Headliner and Comedy-Magician Mac King invites the public to jump on board this February as he embarks on MAC KING'S MAGICAL LITERACY TOUR: NEVADA READING WEEK 2016, benefiting the literacy initiative of The Public Education Foundation. Throughout the month of February, King is partnering with Egg Works, The Egg & I, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum and the Darling Tennis Center to collect books for elementary school children in local at-risk schools. Donate three or more new or gently used children’s books at any of the locations below to receive a pair of tickets to The Mac King Comedy Magic Show and a Buy one entrée, get the second half off (up to a $4 value) offer from the host venue. Limit one per person.

King will personally deliver the books to kids in at-risk schools March 1 – March 4, during Nevada Reading Week 2016.

Book Drop Locations are as follows:

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· Egg Works
2025 Village Center Dr. Las Vegas NV, 89134
· Egg Works
9355 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV. 89147
· Egg Works
2490 E. Sunset Rd., Las Vegas, NV, 89120
· Egg Works
6960 S. Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, 89103
· Egg Works
10839 S. Eastern Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, 89052
· Egg & I
4533 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV, 89134

During the month of February, MAGICAL MEMORIES FEATURING DISNEY FINE ART will donate 10 percent of all sales to MAKE-A-WISH SOUTHERN NEVADA. The Town Square gallery also has the honor of being the location of a wish reveal on Feb. 4, informing a child and her family that her wish to go to London has been granted.

In celebration of this partnership, Disney artists Tennessee Loveless, Heather Theurer and Paige O'Hara, the original voice of Belle from "Beauty and the Beast," will be at the store Feb. 5-7 for meet-and-greets, autograph signings and live painting.  Visitors are encouraged to stop by the gallery to see the latest pieces by their favorite Disney artists and assist the gallery to reach its goal of $5,000 for Make-A-Wish.

"Make-A-Wish is the perfect organization to partner with, and it's a great opportunity to give back to the community we love and share the Disney spirit with those in need," says Rebecca Dimmick, gallery director of Magical Memories featuring Disney Fine Art Town Square. "We hope that our artwork and donation will help make many other children in the Make-A-Wish program's wishes come true."  

The gallery will also be offering special Valentine's Day promotions on six pieces of Disney artwork from the Limited Edition Line and Treasure Collection, including a special "Beauty & the Beast" piece with the option to have it inscribed and personalized by O'Hara. These Valentine's Day pieces are also included in the Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada promotion.  

Beginning Tuesday, February 2, the World Famous STONEY'S ROCKIN' COUNTRY, located in Town Square at 6611 Las Vegas Blvd S, Ste 160 , will be open every Tuesday night with a special ‘Twosdays’ promotion. Guests will enjoy $2 cover as well as $2 well, wine and draft. Local country legend, DJ KazLV, will play the latest and greatest in country music every Twosday night at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country. Doors open at 7 p.m.

The acclaimed CONCERT SERIES AT THE GOLDEN NUGGET in downtown Las Vegas brings a diverse lineup of headlining artists to the Gordie Brown Showroom, from GRAMMY Award Winners and Country Music Hall of Famers to classic rock bands and contemporary favorites. The lineup of performers who take the stage on Fridays in February include:


The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts will host an exhibition of printmaking and printmaking based installation art, by SUNY New Paltz Associate Professor of Printmaking, Jill Parisi. Parisi’s artwork celebrates the plant and animal kingdom’s wide palette and intricate patterns. JILL PARISI “WALLFLOWERS” will begin Friday, February 5 and will run through Saturday, March 19, 2016.

Speaking of her work, Parisi says, “The process for creating the flora and fauna existing in my imaginary ecosystems can be likened to jazz - I’m riffing on nature, taking colors, structures, etc. from a variety of species and places, and reconfiguring them in a new way. Materials such as translucent tissue weight papers and glass inform these fantastic and ephemeral species.”

The CSN FINE ARTS GALLERY is FREE and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The Performing Arts Center’s Fine Arts Galleries are located at the half circle drive near CSN’s main entrance, on the Cheyenne Campus at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, one mile East of I-15 North.

R&B artist, NE-YO, will host an epic night at Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop at Paris Las Vegas in celebration of the Big Game weekend on Saturday, Feb. 6. Pre-sale tickets to the event are available for $30.

Crazy Horse III will Celebrate Mardi Gras with "NOTHIN' BUT BEADS" PARTY on February 10. Mardi Gras enthusiasts may celebrate the bead-filled holiday with $20 beer buckets. Individuals looking to party all night long may also enjoy the venue’s late night menu items, a variety of hookah flavors and the company of hundreds of Vegas’ most beautiful entertainers. Crazy Horse III is located on Russell Road, just a few blocks west of the Las Vegas Strip.

At 9:30 AM on Thursday, February 11th, the NATIONAL TESTING MUSEUM (located at 755 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas) will host a FREE informal BREAKFAST Q&A WITH FORMER CREWMEN OF THE HISTORIC USS NEVADA, including Ansel Tupper, who was present at Bikini during the Able test in 1946! In addition to Mr. Tupper, visitors can also hear about the experiences and memories of Les Putman, Byron McGinty, Richard Ramsey, and Cliff Burkes.  The staff will be offering a light breakfast featuring coffee and bagels to those interested in taking advantage of this truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. Visitors will be encouraged to continue their conversations with these gentlemen that same day by heading over to the Nevada State Museum at 1:30 PM, where many of the ship's artifacts will be displayed for the public's enjoyment. Costs for the events are FREE for Museum Members & Non-Members. Please RSVP by calling (702) 794-5151.

The ONYX continues its Tenth Anniversary Season with GEEK!, a celebration of nerdy fan culture written by Brooklyn playwright Crystal Skillman and directed by Producing Director Troy Heard. Performances of GEEK! will be February 11 through 27, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm. with Sunday matinees on February 21 at 5 pm. Tickets are $20 for General Admission. A limited amount of $10 student rush tickets are available for students 18 years and younger with valid student ID ten minutes before showtime. The Onyx Theatre is located at 953 E. Sahara Ave. #16B in Commercial Center, Las Vegas.

BACK BAR USA’s three-day cocktail celebration, “FOR THE LOVE OF COCKTAILS,” will expand to the flourishing Downtown Las Vegas neighborhood with its first ever bar crawl and food truck competition beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11. The “For The Love Of Cocktails” Downtown Las Vegas bar crawl will highlight some of the neighborhood’s most popular drinking destinations including Downtown Container Park’s Bin 702 and Oak & Ivy, as well as Gold Spike, Carson Kitchen, Glutton, Therapy, Downtown Cocktail Room, La Comida, Inspire Theatre, Tokyo 365, Silver Dollar, Velveteen Rabbit, Park on Fremont, Commonwealth, Atomic Liquors, Griffin and Herbs & Rye. Each participating bar will feature a unique branded cocktail experience complete with live music, specialty cocktails and other surprises.

Sponsored by the United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG), the “USBG Cocktail Truck Wars” will feature six top USBG mixologists who will be paired with six Las Vegas chefs to create unforgettable food and drink pairings, ultimately competing for the grand title. Participating chefs include Justin Kingsley, instructor at Art Institute; Josh Clark, chef and owner of The Goodwich; Mike Minor, chef and owner of Truck-U BBQ; Gina Marinelli; Christian Guzman, chef and owner of Dragon Grille Food Truck; and Daniel Krohmer, chef and owner of Other Mama. The “USBG Cocktail Truck Wars” will be the last stop on the evening’s bar crawl, and will award a grand prize to the winning truck and mixologist duo. The “USBG Cocktail Truck Wars” will begin at 10 p.m. at Gold Spike. Tickets to the Downtown Bar Crawl and USBG Cocktail Truck Wars are available for $50 per person.

CSN’s Performing Art Center is once again hosting The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s Shakespeare-in-the-Schools touring production—this year with performances of the famous and monumental story of HAMLET, Friday, February 12, and 13, 2016.

In its 22nd year, this educational outreach program features a 75-minute version of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, including costumes, sets, and theatrical lighting. Also included is a fifteen-minute post-show discussion with the actors and optional workshops in Stage Combat, Performing Shakespeare's Text, Technical Theatre and Developing Character through Improvisation. The CSN Performing Arts Center is located in North Las Vegas at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, one mile East of I-15 North.

ADAM SANDLER, one of the funniest men in film and television history, will stop by The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino February 13 & 14 for back-to-back nights of hilarious stand-up comedy. He will be joined on stage by his good friends NORM MACDONALD AND ROB SCHNEIDER. Tickets start at $49.95 (plus applicable service fees)

Celebrated disco, rhythm and blues (R&B) and soul and funk entertainers from the 1970s and 1980s will perform their greatest hits at the 105.7 Old School Love Affair Concert on Feb. 13 at the Orleans Arena.

This year’s lineup includes Billboard Lifetime Achievement Award-winner JODY WATLEY; THE JETS, whohad numerous Billboard Hot 100 hits in the mid-to-late ‘80s; Sisters Wanda, Sheila and Jeanette Hutchinson, more famously known as THE EMOTIONS; HEATWAVE, who burst onto the music scene in 1976 with the Billboard Hot 100 hit “Boogie Nights,”; GQ  who found success in 1979 with the single “Disco Nights (Rock-Freak),” Siblings DEBRA AND RONNIE LAWS are best known for their collaboration on the 1981 soul ballad “Very Special”;  American Latin-influenced rock ‘n’ roll group MALO whose first top-20 single in 1978 was the sultry Latin ballad “Suavecito.”; Platinum-sellingelectro-funk ‘80s band MIDNIGHT STARfound success with its Billboard Top 40 hit, “Operator”; and R&B singer EVELYN “CHAMPAGNE” KING”, who exploded onto the scene in 1978 with her Billboard Hot 100 hit “Shame”. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $30 plus taxes and fees and can be purchased by calling the Orleans Arena Box Office

Las Vegas’ first family of entertainment, THE SCINTAS will bring their legendary and critically acclaimed music and comedy show to the Plaza Hoel & Casino's iconic showroom for a limited engagement beginning Friday, Feb. 19.  The Scintas will perform at the Plaza at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 19, 20, 26 and 27, Mar. 11, 12, 25 and 26, Apr. 8, 9, 15 and 16, and May 6, 7, 13 and 14. Ticket prices start at $29 for general admission and $49 for VIP tickets offering guests preferred seating, a free cocktail and an autographed photo (prices do not include taxes and fees). A special “dinner and a show” package will also be available for $99 per ticket and includes a three-course prix fix dinner at Oscar’s steakhouse in addition to a VIP show ticket.

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The College of Southern Nevada’s Department of Fine Arts is presenting their annual FUNDRAISER CONCERT FOR THE JOE WILLIAMS MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP on Saturday, February 20th at 2:00 p.m. in the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre at the Cheyenne campus. Proceeds collected from this special event have helped assist music students at CSN since 1989. This concert offers a spirited afternoon of choral and band music, plus, includes special solo performances from celebrated guest artists Bruce Ewing, Reva Rice, Ronnie Rose and Niki Scalera.  General Admission tickets are $15 for adults, students, and seniors.  The CSN Performing Arts Center is located at 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. in North Las Vegas.

Celebrity sightings:

Friday, January 29...

“Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” starlet Dorothy Wang celebrated her 28th birthday at 1 OAK Nightclub inside The Mirage Hotel & Casino.

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Dorothy Wang
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Starting the evening off right, the socialite dined with friends and fellow cast mates including EJ Johnson, Morgan Stewart, Brendan Fitzpatrick, Jonny Drubel and Bianca Espada, among others at STACK Restaurant & Bar for a pre-club meal. Following dinner, Wang made her way over to 1 OAK  where she was escorted to a VIP table behind the DJ booth.

Tuesday night, January 26...

Former hockey star Wayne Gretzky celebrated his 55th birthday at LAVO Italian Restaurant with his wife and daughter.

Saturday, January 23...

Renowned French actor Vincent Cassel, who has starred in many successful films, including “Black Swan” and “Ocean’s Thirteen, “Ice Age” and “Shrek,” earned his wings at Vegas Indoor Skydiving. Cassel, who is playing a villain in the upcoming Jason Bourne movie alongside Matt Damon, posed for photos with his flight instructor Zack, after exiting the tunnel.

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Vincent Cassel with instructor Zack
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Friday night, Jan. 22...

Oscar-nominated actress Alicia Vikander was spotted dining at the new Herringbone Las Vegas inside Aria Resort & Casino. In town filming the new Bourne 5 movie, the “Danish Girl” star dined with a large group of friends including Bourne costar Vincent Cassel. - get some good Joomla extensions now!