The Gay And Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada 2014 Event Listings
Sunday, Aug. 17; 7 to 10 p.m.
The Center hosts a Date Nite charity auction at The Beatles REVOLUTION Lounge inside The Mirage. Guests aged 21 and older may bid generously for a delicious dinner and charming conversation with prominent members of the Las Vegas LGBTQ and allied community. Tickets are $15 if purchased in advance or $20 at the door.
Pit Stop fundraiser at The Garage
Friday, Aug. 22; 8 p.m. to midnight
Las Vegas’ best neighborhood gay bar The Garage hosts a fundraiser for The Center in conjunction with Aid for AIDS of Nevada. From 8 p.m. to midnight, 100 percent of all sales will benefit The Center. Local car club Vegas HEAT will have its members’ vehicles on display outside The Garage, and members from Women in the Wind, a local female motorcycle club, will also be in attendance. During the event, guests may buy tickets ($40), for AFAN’s 28th Annual Black & White Party slated for Saturday, Aug. 23.
Saturday, Aug. 23; 3 p.m.
In partnership with the John C. Kish Foundation, The Center will host a final circus act show featuring youth ages 13-19 who have been participating in an acrobatic performance and social skill development class series throughout the summer. This education series instructs youth in circus arts and also teaches valuable lessons in social skills, etiquette and manners. Since June, classes have met at The Center from 9 to 11 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays with the final performance scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23.
Equal Immigration Rights Workshop
Thursday, Aug. 28; 6 to 8 p.m.
In partnership with Freedom Nevada, The Center hosts an Equal Immigration Rights Workshop for same-sex couples in Nevada. During the workshop, attendees will receive information and may ask questions necessary to process documentation and know the immigration rights set by the state of Nevada.
Wednesday, Sept. 3; 6 p.m.
The Center hosts Pride Bingo on the first Wednesday of each month. September’s Pride Bingo is themed “Colors of Pride” and kicks off with a happy hour at 6 p.m. followed by bingo at 7 p.m. Bingo prizes include assorted gift baskets, hotel night stays, gift cards and more. All proceeds from the event will be used to produce the Las Vegas Pride celebration in September.
Pride Youth Talent Show
Thursday, Sept. 4; 7 p.m.
The Center proudly continues to offer its annual youth talent show during PRIDE week. Hosted by QVolution, the Pride Youth Talent Show encourages the musical, spoken word, dance and theatrical elements of its members and celebrates them every year. Slots in the show are limited.
Thursday, Sept. 18; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Center will host its second HIV Summit,“Getting to Zero! Treatment + Adherence = Prevention.” Sponsored by The Ultimate Fighting Championship, the HIV Summit will educate attendees about the different treatment options and explain the importance of adherence. The event will feature a host of speakers presenting on a wide range of important topics on HIV/AIDS in today’s society. The HIV Summit is free for providers and for people living with HIV/AIDS. Those wishing to RSVP should contact Joshua Montgomery at 702-733-9800 ext. 108
20th Annual Honorarium
Saturday, Oct. 18; 5 p.m.
The Center will host its 20th Annual Honorarium on Saturday, Oct. 18 at Drai’s Beach Club • Nightclub inside The Cromwell. Hosted by TV/radio personality and celebrity interviewer Scott Nevins, this year’s Honorarium will be an extravagant evening of entertainment and recognition of community heroes. During the event, The Center will recognize three community leaders and partners for their contributions to the Southern Nevada LGBTQ community and its allies – Diana Bennett (Person of the Year), Fred Keeton (Ally of the Year) and Wynn Resorts (Corporation of the Year). Tickets are on sale now.
Centerpiece, The Center’s queer arts and culture series thoughtfully assembled for Nevada’s LGBTQ and allied communities, returns with new and exciting events. Boasting a broad array of subject material and artistic media, each Centerpiece will offer a diverse yet accessible glimpse into the compelling and often complex world in which we exist. Additional Centerpiece events are in the works for 2014 and 2015 and will be announced soon.
“Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England”
Friday, Aug. 15 and Saturday, Aug. 16; 2 p.m.
The Center presents two free performances of the critically-acclaimed play “Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England” followed by a Q&A session with its cast and crew. The play, which was brought to Las Vegas’ Art Square Theatre from Chicago by local arts supporters TODD+BRYAN, will be presented at no charge to the community courtesy of The Center. Complimentary seats are limited for each show, so requests must be made by calling The Center at 702-733-9800.
“The Leslie Hall Las Vegas Residency: A Bedazzled Theatrical Experience”
Sept. 9 – 13
Courtesy of The Center, guests may enjoy complimentary tickets to performances of “The Leslie Hall Las Vegas Residency: A Bedazzled Theatrical Experience” during the show’s run at Art Square Theatre. Complimentary seats are limited for each show, so requests must be made by calling The Center at 702-733-9800. Please visit www.TheCenterLV.org/Centerpiece for details and show dates / times.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
Volunteer instructors for CenterU
CenterU is an ongoing series of workshops and classes designed to help expand the well-being, knowledge and skills of its participants. Each session is held at The Center and led by an expert volunteer instructor. Topics covered may include financial stability, queer parenting, gender fluidity, foreign languages, resume building, computer skills, smoking cessation, fitness classes and positive thinking.
Instructors interested in volunteering their services to better the LGBTQ and allied community should visit http://www.TheCenterLV.org/volunteer to complete the volunteer application and express interest in leading a one-time or recurring CenterU class.
Throughout the month, The Center hosts a wide variety of community groups, social and support groups and much more designed to bring together like-minded individuals of every gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age and interest. Some are sponsored by The Center while others are peer-led.
FREE HIV AND STD TESTING SERVICES
Serving as a critical part of Southern Nevada Health District’s testing and counseling programs, The Center offers complimentary HIV testing and counseling; syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia testing to the community at large. The goal is to empower people with an awareness of their own situations and allow them to take control of their lives. Please note that no children are allowed in the clinic. To view the updated testing schedule, please visit www.TheCenterLV.org/services/hiv-testing.
About The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada:
In 2014, The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center) celebrates 20 years as a community-based organization supporting and promoting activities directed at furthering the well-being, positive image, and human rights of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, its allies, and low to moderate income residents in Southern Nevada.