Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008 | 2 a.m.
If you like Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, you might enjoy seeing him take a good-natured roasting.
If you don’t like the mayor, you might especially like to see him roasted.
So the roasting of Goodman on Saturday at the Plaza will have something for everyone.
The event is sponsored by the nonprofit Showbiz Society, whose purpose is to acknowledge entertainers and those who have helped the entertainment industry and to help entertainers in financial need.
“The roasting of Mayor Goodman is to honor an outstanding Las Vegan who has done so much for his community in general and the entertainment industry in particular,” says Tony Sacca, president of the organization.
Among the roasters will be comedians Rich Little, David Brenner and Louie Anderson.
The price of the event includes a luncheon of Mediterranean grilled chicken, pasta primavera or samurai steak with soft drinks, coffee and dessert.
As part of the fundraiser for the organization there will be an auction for dinner with Goodman and his wife, Carolyn, at Josette’s Bistro.
What: Roast of Mayor Oscar Goodman
When: 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: The Plaza
Tickets: $75 for members of The Showbiz Society; $100 for nonmembers
Information: 364-8669 or visit theshowbizsociety.com
The new seven-piece show band SRO — performing rock, R&B, soul and blues from the ’60s through the ’90s — is already making a name for itself.
It recently landed a gig at Roxy’s Lounge at Sam’s Town, performing at 8:30 p.m. Thursdays through September and will be at the Cabo Lounge at Fiesta Rancho at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 and 27.
The annual Greek Food Festival is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 18, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 19, noon to 11 p.m. Sept. 20 and noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 21.
The four-day event will take place at St. John Greek Orthodox Church, 5300 El Camino Ave. (at Hacienda Avenue and Jones Boulevard). For information call 248-3896.
In addition to food the festival will have booths with gifts, art, clothing and jewelry and a children’s entertainment area.
Little Anthony and The Imperials will perform at the Tropicana at 8 p.m. Sept. 27. Tickets are $24.95 and $34.95. For information call 739-2222 or visit tropicanalv.com.
The ’50s and ’60s group, which became popular with such hits as “Tears On My Pillow,” “Shimmy, Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop” and “Going Out of My Head,” still includes its original members.
A fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Findlay Cadillac/Saab showroom in Henderson.
The event will be hosted by entertainer Clint Holmes and feature vocals by The Las Vegas Tenors.
The evening will include a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and door prizes, including a piano from QRS Music and a three days and two nights in Palm Springs, Calif., from Pinnacle Travel.
The dress is business attire and there will be valet parking. For reservations call 558-2600.