Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Last Chance!! Get Your Season Pass For Skiing On Mt. Charleston!

The recent dusting of snow is a reminder that Summer's over, and our Summer Season Pass Sale ends tomorrow night, September 30th.  Don't miss your last chance to save, and get ready to enjoy the winter with your Mountain Family! 

Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort
6725 Lee Canyon Rd • Las Vegas, Nevada 89124
702–385-2754 • Fax: 702–872-0093

The Party Starts Tomorrow At Rí Rá Las Vegas! Attempt To Break Guinness World Record!

Starting at 1 p.m. on Oct. 1, Rí Rá Las Vegas will host over 16 days of nonstop live music in attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the Longest Concert by Multiple Artists.

For more than 16 days straight there will be nonstop live music with at most a 25-second break between songs and a five-minute break between sets. Guided by Irish musician Dave Browne, the marathon concert will feature a variety of musical styles. Many popular bands and musicians will fly in from Ireland to support the attempt including Liam Reilly of renowned Irish rock band Bagatelle and the founder of the legendary Wolfe Tones, Derek Warfield.

The current world record holder for Longest Concert by Multiple Artists is AJ’s Music Café in Ferndale, Michigan, where a concert that began on March 19, 2011 lasted for 360 hours, ending on April 3, 2011.

Wednesday, Oct. 1
1 p.m. – Guinness World Record attempt begins

Representatives from Rí Rá Las Vegas Irish musician and Guinness World Record holder Dave Browne

Rí Rá Irish Pub, The Shoppes at Mandalay Place
3930 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89119                                                                                            

Guess What Is Celebrated In October? National Pizza Month At TREVI Italian Restaurant

Sausage Pizza

TREVI Italian Restaurant inside The Forum Shops at Caesars will celebrate National Pizza Month by offering a different specialty pizza for $10 each day throughout the month of October.

Executive Chef Peter Scaturro’s delicious daily pizzas will include varieties such as: Chicken Marinato made with roasted chicken, pancetta, roasted garlic, spinach and mozzarella; Shrimp and Pesto made with Gulf shrimp, prosciutto, pesto sun-dried tomatoes, mozzarella and Asiago cheese; Italian Sausage made with peppers, roasted garlic and mozzarella; Margherita made with Roma tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil; and more. TREVI’s signature deep-dish lasagna pizza will also be available for order at regular price.

TREVI is located at the heart of The Forum Shops at Caesars next to the ‘Fountain of the Gods.’ TREVI has been voted “Best of Las Vegas” for Italian cuisine by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The restaurant offers classic and contemporary Italian fare, a gelato bar featuring fresh gelato made daily and a dynamic atmosphere. Through a recent acquisition by Landry’s Inc., TREVI has introduced an entirely new menu by executive chef, Peter Scaturro, new cocktails and more to showcase the stunning restaurant. The laid-back restaurant and bar is open daily for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. until midnight on Friday and Saturday. More information and reservations are available on TREVI’s website or by calling 702.735.4663. Follow TREVI on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @TREVILV.

Enjoy The Humor Of Lewis Black This Week-End 10/4 At The Mirage

Actor, playwright and comedian Lewis Black will return to The Mirage, bringing his spot-on social and political humor to the Terry Fator Theatre during his THE RANT IS DUE TOUR. The comedian is a four-time GRAMMY Award-nominee and two-time winner for his albums The Carnegie Hall Performance and Stark Raving Black.

•    Saturday, Oct. 4:  10 p.m.

Tickets priced at $49.99, $59.99 and $69.99, plus tax and service fees, are now on sale. Visit mirage.com to purchase tickets or for more information.

About the Aces of Comedy Series:
The Aces of Comedy series at The Mirage Hotel & Casino features one of the most comprehensive and diverse comedic line-ups nationwide.  The 1,265-seat Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage hosts more than 100 annual performances.  The Aces of Comedy series, launched in 2010, has featured some of the most popular comedians worldwide including Daniel Tosh, Jay Leno, Ron White, Ray Romano, Kevin James, Gabriel Iglesias, Kathy Griffin and Seth Meyers, among others.

Get Ready For The Fall Glow Ball Event! Coming Up On Oct. 11th

Golf Summerlin is excited to host the second annual Glow Ball night golf event benefiting Three Square Food Bank’s Backpacks for Kids Program Oct. 11. The evening golf event, held at Eagle Crest Golf Course, is perfect for golfers of all skill levels and ages.

Event registration is $45 per person and includes a $20 donation to Three Square, light appetizers donated by Cantina Laredo at Tivoli Village, 9 holes of golf and one glow-in-the-dark golf ball. Additional opportunities to give to the local charity will also be made available through raffles, the purchase of extra golf balls and more.

Registration is open at www.golfsummerlin.com/nightgolf.html or in the Eagle Crest pro shop.  The field is limited. Each player must bring a flashlight for use while driving the golf carts around the course.

Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. with a shotgun start at 6 p.m.

About Golf Summerlin
Golf Summerlin is home to Highland Falls, Palm Valley and Eagle Crest golf courses, all of which are nestled into the Summerlin community just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip.  The player-friendly, yet challenging, courses welcome residents as well as visitors to the Las Vegas area. Hall-of-Famer Billy Casper and master course-planner Greg Nash designed three well-conditioned, diverse and challenging courses, including a hospitable executive course (Eagle Crest).  Together, this trifecta of golf courses offers a broad variety of golf experiences for players of all skill levels and affords golfers some of the most exciting views of Las Vegas.  Whether players seek a full-spectrum round on a challenging par-72 layout or a quick 18 on a well-designed executive course, Golf Summerlin satisfies any golf appetite.  Follow Golf Summerlin on Facebook www.facebook.com/golfsummerlin

10201 Sun City Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89134

(702) 254.7010, (800) 803.0758

Wanna Laugh? Check Out Comedian Aziz Ansari At Mandalay Bay On 10/4

Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino will welcome actor and comedian Aziz Ansari when he returns to Las Vegas with bigger and better laughs Saturday, Oct. 4.  Recently embarking on his Modern Romance North American tour, the “Parks & Recreation” actor will take the Mandalay Bay Events Center stage at 9 p.m.

Tickets priced at $35, $55 and $75, not including applicable tax and service fees, go on sale Friday, June 13 at 10 a.m. and will be available at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

In November 2013, Ansari released his third hour-long stand-up special titled “Buried Alive” on Netflix, a follow-up to “Dangerously Delicious” and his debut “Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening.” The actor also has kept busy in the film world with his voice having been recently featured in the Twentieth Century Fox animated hit film “Epic.” Ansari has earned critical praise for his role in NBC’s “Parks & Recreation” from media outlets including Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide and Yahoo! TV. Additionally, People Magazine named him 2011’s “Funniest Dude in Primetime.”
Ansari recently landed a deal with The Penguin Press and will soon release a book about modern dating and how the basic issues facing a single person – who they meet, how they meet and what happens next – have been radically altered by new technologies. 

For additional information, visit MandalayBay.com. 

About Mandalay Bay

Mandalay Bay, a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning resort, is set on 120 lush acres featuring the award-winning Mandalay Bay Beach, a tropical pool paradise with real sand and the only climate-controlled, poolside gaming in the city. For more information and reservations, visit mandalaybay.com or call toll free at (877) 632-7800 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Involved In Animal Rescue? Attend The Best Friends National Conference Here In LV!

Put down your leashes and brushes and cameras! Register for the Best Friends National Conference, where you'll meet award-winning photographer Seth Casteel and celebrity groomer Jorge Bendersky. Seth's book “Underwater Dogs” is a smash New York Times bestseller. Jorge grooms the greats on Animal Planet's “Dogs 101.” They'll be speaking about their "One Picture Saves a Life" program and how strong, magical images have placed countless homeless animals into loving new homes. Learn how to capture pets' personalities in images that melt hearts and win forever families! (Check out these before and after shots to see the magic happen.)

More than a conference, this 30th anniversary Best Friends gathering will bring together rescue groups, shelters, veterinarians, volunteers and animal advocates from all walks of life – all of us sharing creative, positive solutions to help animals thrive.

Here's a preview of the fantastic tracks planned for the conference. Pick and choose which classes you like, or follow one track all the way to completion.

Key Components of a No-Kill Community: You don't have to reinvent the wheel! Hear from the people who have already done it.
Community Involvement – Making No-Kill a Public Priority: It does take a village. Learn how to rally support.
Adoptions – Increasing Noses Out of Shelters: Strategies for high-volume adoptions and more.
Fundraising – Raising Money to Save Lives: Generate enough income to meet your lifesaving goals.
Communicating Your Cause: Demystify marketing, technology and media, and have fun doing it.
Building Your Team from the Ground Up: Start and expand your organization, creatively.
Animal Health and Behavior: Helping your pets thrive and shine for potential adopters.
Volunteer Engagement for Volunteers and the Causes That Need Them:
Boost your organization's volunteer base and learn how to be a more effective volunteer.

You just can't miss this amazing lineup of talent, experience and sharing! Together, we can Save Them All®.

October 23 – 26, 2014
Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas

Register today! — it's so easy.

And if you cannot attend the conference, please join us anyway for our 30th anniversary celebration weekend!

VIP Experience Available For Upcoming Life Is Beautiful Music Festival

Life is Beautiful and Wynn Las Vegas nightlife venues are collaborating to expand the VIP experience at the second annual festival. The highly successful lifestyle experience will return to Downtown Las Vegas on Oct. 24-26 with new table and cabana packages to be managed by the award-winning venues.

“Wynn Nightlife is the industry leader in creating one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences,” said Rehan Choudhry, founder of Life is Beautiful. “We are excited to be working with them to bring our fans an enhanced festival VIP program and a series of killer after-parties for Life is Beautiful.”

Consistently setting and raising the standards for exceptional VIP experience, XS, Tryst, Surrender and Encore Beach Club will incorporate aspects that set the venues apart to the celebration of music, food, art and learning. Each table reservation will have dedicated staff from the clubs to provide an elevated experience.

“Our team has hosted the VIP sections of some of the largest music festivals in the United States, and it only made sense to team up with Life is Beautiful this year,” said Jesse Waits, managing partner of XS and Tryst. “We aim to produce the VIP experience that guests of our city have come to expect, and the offerings on site will be held to the same standard as in our own venues.”
“We are going to create an elite escape to take in the sounds and sights of the festival, and will continue that energy at the official after parties each night at Surrender and XS,” said Sean Christie, managing partner of Encore Beach Club and Surrender.

Additional details on the after parties including line-up will be announced in the near future.

Table and cabana reservation inquiries are now being accepted. Inquiries can be sent to vipexperience@lifeisbeautiful.com.

About Life is Beautiful
Founded in 2013 and launched in October of that same year, Life is Beautiful is a highly successful lifestyle festival created to inspire people. Held in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful encourages people to find the beauty in life, follow their passions and expose themselves to new experiences through music, food, art and learning programming for all ages. For more information and the latest festival news, visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com, or connect with Life is Beautiful socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival, Twitter.com/lifeisbeautiful, Instagram.com/lifeisbeautiful and YouTube.com/user/LifeIsBeauitful.

Mickey's Music Festival Coming To The Orleans Arena! 10/3-10/5

Mickey Mouse and his band of friends, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy will be performing in a music mash-up of mega proportions on October 3-5. Concert goers will hear greatest hits from the blockbuster movies Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story remixed to rock, pop, reggae, hip-hop, jazz and country, among other jams.

Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased by calling the Orleans Arena Box Office at 702-284-7777 or by visiting www.orleansarena.com.

Orleans Arena
4500 West Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Actress Camilla Belle Celebrates 28th B-Day At LV Hotspot!

Steve Aoki & Camilla

This past weekend (Friday, Sept. 26) actress Camilla Belle was spotted enjoying a pre-birthday celebration at Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub inside MGM Grand. The soon to be twenty-eight year old fashion darling was joined by a number of close friends and was seen in good spirits, dancing and laughing into the night.

As the evening began, Belle and friends were spotted dining inside Hakkasan Restaurant's main dining room where they came together for the Hollywood actress' pre-birthday meal. Arriving just after 10 p.m., the enthusiastic group indulged in one of Hakkasan’s set menus which included a number of signature dishes including Hakka steamed dim sum platter and Spicy Prawn with Lily Bulb and Almonds. They seemed to fully enjoy their meal and time in the restaurant before making their way into the nightclub.

Raising the celebration to another level, the group was then escorted to their VIP table located on the main stage on the fourth level of the hot spot.  In awe of the energy and sights of the main room, the fashion icon and her guests got comfortable and immediately cranked up the party. Shortly after the group's arrival, a parade of confetti tossing cocktail waitresses surprised the young star with a decadent three-tiered cake adorned with soft blue tones, elegant pearl detailing and a monogram "C" to top it off. Belle, looking adorable in a black A-line cut Shoshanna dress with stunning emerald stone embellishments and black sequence peep-toe pumps, stood stunned by the dazzling cake and posed for a few photos with the remarkable creation.  As the night went on, Belle joined turntable sensation Steve Aoki in the DJ booth where he got on the mic to wish her a happy birthday. Just moments later the beautiful star was surprised by another cake, a Steve Aoki specialty, and as the crowd erupted with excitement Aoki held the cake up high and proceeded to “cake” the birthday girl. Her friends cheered her on as she put her hands in the air fully enjoying the moment. With her favorite DJ banging out popular tunes, Belle and her friends continued the celebration as they were seen dancing the night away in true Vegas fashion.

Photo credit belongs to Joe Torrance of Powers Imagery, LLC/Hakkasanlv.com

Monday, September 29, 2014

GEORGIA On My Mind Tribute To Ray Charles Opens At The Venetian! FABULOUS Voices!

The Roulettes
Clint Holmes & Kirk Whalum

Nnenna Frelon

GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles was welcomed by The Venetian Las Vegas with a star-studded event coinciding with the birthday of Ray Charles. The groundbreaking new show features a host of esteemed stars including Emmy award-winner Clint Holmes, 10-time GRAMMY award-winning vocal group TAKE 6, six-time GRAMMY nominee and DownBeat artist of the year Nnenna Freelon, and Stella Gospel Award and GRAMMY award-winning saxophone star Kirk Whalum. The show also features the Las Vegas Mass Choir, under the direction of James R. Smith and Edie Aikels, and features the Las Vegas All-Star Big Band, under the direction of pianist and conductor, David Loeb.

The Las Vegas entertainment community came together to welcome the show to The Venetian Theatre. Entertainers at the red carpet event included Patti Austin, Carrot Top, Human Nature, cast members of Rock of Ages, cast members of PANDA!, Melody Sweets (Absinthe), Ricardo Laguna, Bob Anderson, Mac King, rock star artist Michael Godard, Travis Cloer (Jersey Boys), Murray SawChuck, Chris Phillips, Frankie Moreno, Mo5aic, Miss Asian Las Vegas Catherine Ho, Miss Chinese Las Vegas Elisa Chan, Merald "Bubba" Knight, Jr., Jason Baney (Naked Magicians), and more. 

It seems that these days – everybody has Georgia on their minds.  In fact, those lucky enough to be named “Georgia” have a treat waiting for them at The Venetian® Las Vegas box office.

Throughout the run of GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles, The Venetian Las Vegas is offering anyone named Georgia one complimentary ticket to see the show.**

*All programs, artists, ticket prices, availability, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Visit www.venetian.com for up-to-date information for details and schedules.

**Must present valid form of legal photo identification at Venetian Box Office  that names individual “Georgia.”  No other forms of the name are acceptable. Only one complimentary ticket per person. Blackout dates apply. Non-refundable, non-transferrable, and non-negotiable. May not be used in conjunction with any other discount or offer or redeemed for cash. The Venetian management reserves all rights.

GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles is produced and directed by award-winning music producer Larry Rosen and is part of his JAZZ ROOTS Concert Series. The current presentation at The Venetian Theatre is presented by producer Larry Rosen and entertainment executive/producer Peter Primont through GOMM Productions, LLC.

GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles performs at The Venetian Theatre through Oct. 29, 2014. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling The Venetian Box Office at 702-414-9000 or online at www.venetian.com.

*Courtesy: The Venetian Las Vegas

Bonefish Grill Opens With Charitable Giving! To Benefit Olive Crest! Tomorrow 9/30

On September 30th, Bonefish Grill's new Summerlin location will be holding its grand opening charity event to support Olive Crest - Nevada and we would love your support. Come in for lunch or dinner, between 11am - 10:30pm and Bonefish will be donating 50% of the total sales to Olive Crest and their fight to preserve families, provide safe homes, and prevent child abuse throughout Southern Nevada.

Members of their staff and board of trustees will be at the restaurant all day and night, so be sure to say hello. They thank you in advance for spreading the word and supporting such a great cause.

Tomorrow 9/30 at 11:00am - 10:30pm
8701 W. Charleston Blvd. (Across from Boca Park)

Las Vegas NV 

New Singer Ferra Has Fun In Vegas At TAO Nightclub!

Friday night, singer Ferras hosted his official after concert party at TAO Nightclub. Ferras, the opening act for Katy Perry’s Prismatic world tour and first artist signed to Perry’s Metamorphosis Music record label, took over a VIP table with a large group of friends. Ferras and friends, including several dancers from the Prismatic tour, toasted to the great night and celebrated late into the night to the sounds of DJ Politik. 

Photo credit: Tony Tran

Nothing Beats A Fresh Baked Pie! Marie Callender's Pie Sale Now Going On!

Happening right now! Marie’s Whole Pie To-Go Sale. The pie sale runs now – October 31. During this time, guests can choose from more than 30 varieties of Marie Callender’s pies for only $7.99 plus tin. Marie Callender’s pies are made daily from scratch, using the same famous recipe for more than 65 years.

Perfect for any occasion, Marie Callender’s offers more than 30 different varieties including: Apple, Pumpkin, Banana Cream, Coconut Cream, Lemon Meringue, and Coconut Cream to name a few.

Baked fresh daily and during our Pie Sale we may run out. During our Pie Sale please allow 4 hours notice for all online Whole Pie orders to be sure your favorite pie is available and served at the peak of freshness.

Apple: Sliced apples, sweetened and spiced with cinnamon.
Banana Cream: Fresh ripe bananas, rich vanilla cream, fresh whipped cream or a fluffy meringue.
Berry: A variety of only the finest plump, ripe berries, baked in this double crust pie.
Blueberry: Blueberries enhanced with flavorful apples
Cherry: With juicy, tart, red cherries.
Coconut Cream: Coconut folded into our rich vanilla cream.
French Apple: Our traditional apple pie with a crumbly cinnamon streusel topping.
Lemon Meringue: Slightly tart, slightly sweet, topped with a light golden meringue.
Peach: With thick sliced peaches.
Pumpkin: Our famous pumpkin pie has just the right amount of spice.

*Pie Sale excludes cheesecakes, seasonal fresh fruit pies, and promotional pies. Please visit www.mariecallenders.com for a complete listing of pies.  

Celebs In Vegas Dining Out! Where???

It was a star-studded night at Michael and Jenna Morton's new restaurant CRUSH eat, drink, love crushmgm.com/ inside of MGM Grand Saturday night.

American talent manager Larry Rudolph, who is best known for managing Britney Spears, arrived with showman and comedian, Jeff Beacher and a few friends. The group noshed on signature selections prepared by Corporate Executive Chef Billy DeMarco including: Kale Salad, Ricotta Gnocchi and Pizza while sipping on vodka Red Bull cocktails, Coronas and tequila.

Also spotted dining at the restaurant was former Major League Baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves, Greg Maddux, and English actor and model, Alex Pettyfer. Before attending the UFC 178 fight, Maddux and his friends enjoyed Kale salad, Ricotta Gnocchi, Pizza and Sliced NY Strip Steak paired with vodka Red Bull cocktails, Coronas and red wine.

Pettyfer and a friend stopped in for food and drinks before heading over to Beacher’s Madhouse. The two enjoyed Pizza, Ricotta Gnocchi, Caesar Salad and Half Roasted Chicken while drinking Jack Daniel’s cocktails and Coronas.