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Random act of happiness’ to hit Downtown

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Christopher DeVargas

The Beat Coffeehouse, November 1, 2010

There’s an invasion coming to Fremont Street today. It’ll hit City Hall, the Smith Center, the Arts District and my apartment building. And it won’t be made up of tight-jeaned hipsters (at least not entirely), the homeless or a swarm of excessively social bees.

Today from 4-7 p.m., volunteers and Downtown supporters will gather and march to a series of local businesses and landmarks playing an important role in the redevelopment of Downtown. In a kind of communal morale boost, they’ll carry encouraging signs, shout positive messages and create a sort of goodwill parade, starting at the Beat, hitting Symphony Park and the Arts Factory and ending back at the El Cortez. Organized by the Delivering Happiness team, the event is being dubbed a “random act of happiness” and a show of appreciation for people working to revitalize Downtown. That’s my kind of invasion.

Beat Coffeehouse (4-4:30 p.m.) 520 Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101

City Hall (4:30-5 p.m.) 400 Stewart Ave.

Smith Center for the Performing Arts (5-5:30 p.m.) 361 Symphony Park Ave.

Theatre 7 Las Vegas (5:30-5:45 p.m.) 1406 S. 3rd St,

Arts Factory (5:45-6 p.m.) 107 East Charleston Blvd.

Artifice (6:15-6:30 p.m.) 1025 1st St., Suite A

Lady Silvia (6:30-6:45 p.m.) 900 Las Vegas Boulevard S.

El Cortez (6:45 pm to 7:00 pm) 600 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101

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