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UFC 106 walk-in music: Griffin changes his tune, secures win over Ortiz
Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009
Forrest Griffin changed up his signature song and earned a victory over Tito Oritz at UFC 106.
Las Vegas guide to Mexican Independence Day
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
Mexican Independence Day is just around the corner and concert venues and clubs around Las Vegas are bringing in the big guns to celebrate. Famous musicians like Marco Antonio Solis, Ricardo Arjona and Luis Miguel have come to croon and rock out. Comedians like Kiki Melendez, Polo Polo and Paul Rodriguez will have you laughing in the aisles and there is even bloodless bull fighting at the South Point. So don your sombreros and break out the red, white and green flags; it's time for a fiesta.
Labor Day guide to Las Vegas
Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009
Memorial Day is a distant memory and it’s not quite time for Halloween. That doesn’t mean it’s not time to party like a rockstar. As usual, Las Vegas is pulling out all the stops for a Labor Day Weekend chock full of concerts, DJs, barbecues and pool parties not soon to be forgotten.
UFC 101: Let's go to the (mix) tape
Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009
The musical cues used by UFC 101 fighters included a few gems.
UFC 101: where to watch and where to party
Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009
If you can’t afford the plane fare to Philly or aren’t satisfied with your lack of a home theater, Las Vegas bars and casinos are offering a plethora of viewing options for UFC 101 right in your own backyard, or close enough. The UFC is following up the historic UFC 100 fight card with another stacked ticket you won’t want to miss just because you’re not in Philadelphia.
The 'happiest mayor in the universe' celebrates another year
Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009
At the celebration of his 70th birthday, the “world’s happiest mayor” proclaimed he was now the “happiest mayor in the universe!”
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman closed the book on another decade and looked forward to the next one with a VIP pre-party at Gold Diggers at the Golden Nugget.
Before heading out to the Fremont Street Experience for a blowout bash with his extended Las Vegas family, Goodman partied at the Golden Nugget’s lounge.
Flight-styles of the rich and weightless
Saturday, July 18, 2009
One might argue that M&Ms are tastier when gobbled up out of mid air, Pac-Man style. Only a small number of people, besides astronauts, have ever had such an opportunity to try this in zero gravity. A select few boarded the specially modified Boeing 727-200 ZERO-G aircraft Saturday morning at the Signature Air Terminal at McCarran International Airport for the ultimate adult space camp adventure.
Music sets mood for UFC fighters' entrance into arena
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Can we get a little mood music here? Who knew a classical song would be the hit of the UFC 100’s walk-in music playlist? The music fighters choose to accompany their walk down the tunnel affects their mindsets and emotions and sets the tone for their battles in the Octagon.
A Las Vegas guide to watching UFC 100
Friday, July 10, 2009
UFC 100 is one fight card you will not want to miss. With championship bouts between heavyweights Frank Mir and Brock Lesnar and welterweights Georges St. Pierre and Thiago Alves, so much is on the line at this landmark event. As if that isn’t enough, you can watch Dan Henderson and Michael Bisping settle their score from their time as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter.
Las Vegas guide to the Fourth of July
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
This Fourth of July weekend will offer ample opportunity to catch fireworks on display throughout the Valley. Boulder City will be shooting them off at Veteran’s Memorial Park at 9 p.m. as part of the 60th annual Boulder City Damboree. Festivities at the Henderson Events Plaza will begin at 6 p.m. while Henderson’s Eldorado Casino will wait until 7:30 p.m.
A Las Vegas guide to Father's Day
Thursday, June 18, 2009
If you're looking for fun things to do with your dad over the weekend to celebrate Father's Day, Las Vegas offers a lot — from barbeque festivals to fights to even fishing.
Zen and the art of spotting faux celebrities
Saturday, June 13, 2009
So far I am three for three. I’ve been volunteering and working at the CineVegas Film Festival for the past three years and each year I have had a celebrity sighting psych out.
Chili cook-off spices up Lake Las Vegas
Monday, June 8, 2009
It doesn’t get any better than chili and beer. Add in a salsa competition and some live music and you’ve got the perfect weekend activity.
CineVegas’ 2009 honorees include Willem Dafoe, Jon Voight
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
The CineVegas film festival, June 10-15, brings out the celebrity hound in all of us with Hollywood stars and top-notch actors descending upon Las Vegas for a week of parties, premieres and award presentations. This year, the festival will honor two actors, two directors and two video game design pioneers.
A Las Vegas guide to Memorial Day
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner and there are more parties than you can shake a glow stick at.
Guide to Mothers Day in Las Vegas
Friday, May 8, 2009
In case you’ve put off Mother’s Day planning until the last minute and were just going to go with a lame e-card, here is your emergency planning guide. There’s a plethora of brunch options and some less-than-traditional events like tea on the Titanic. Here are some of our favorite picks to ensure your mom has fun and you have a stress-free holiday.
A Las Vegas guide to Cinco de Mayo
Friday, May 1, 2009
Since the government and the CDC are warning against trips to Mexico right now, it’s best to plan on spending your Cinco de Mayo right here in Las Vegas. Though you won’t be south of the border to celebrate the Mexican holiday, you can down enough margaritas and tacos to make you feel like you’re really there. As with most Vegas holidays, the party will extend over several days. Here are a few top picks to help you with your piñata-busting party planning.
A guide to Earth Day in Las Vegas
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
In this day and age, everyone is focused on “going green.” If the economy is stopping you from installing solar panels or buying a Prius, here are a few fun activities you can participate in to celebrate Earth Day. You can take part in neighborhood cleanups, trade in your old alkalines for eco-friendly batteries and even sample an organic watermelon martini, all in the name of the environment.
Guide to Easter and Passover events
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Party guide to St. Patrick's Day
Friday, March 13, 2009
St. Patrick’s Day is an excuse to party. Regardless of your potential lack of Irish blood, there are plenty of places to celebrate. In addition to the club and pub events, there are community events like the corned beef and cabbage eating contest at Hash House A Go Go and several St. Patrick’s Day-themed dances around town. Check out the list of events below to plan your perfect St. Patty’s day.
Like the sign says: 100 percent certified rock and roll
Friday, Feb. 27, 2009
In the wake of Jillian’s closure, new music venues seem to be coming out of the woodwork. The 305 Club opened and restaurants like Casa di Amore have been hosting live shows. While we appreciate local musicians’ willingness to cram onto a tiny stage while waiters ferry pasta dishes past and restaurants’ willingness to allow said bands onto their stages, it’s high time Vegas had a dedicated all-ages venue that is all about the music. Tracy Rader hopes his new venue, The Farm, will be the answer to the underage crowd’s prayers.
CineVegas Film Festival submission deadline draws near
Friday, Feb. 27, 2009
It’s time for your 15 minutes in fame. Better yet, why not get your six days in June? Las Vegas’ own CineVegas Film Festival brings a taste of Sundance and Cannes to the desert every summer for a week of parties, amazing films and stimulating discussions with those in the industry
Guide to Mardis Gras in Las Vegas
Friday, Feb. 20, 2009
While it’s not the Big Easy, Las Vegas knows how to party and Mardi Gras will surely bring out some of the wildest and craziest partiers since New Year’s Eve. Clubs and restaurants around town will be breaking out the purple, gold and green beads in honor of Mardi Gras and Carnaval.
A Guide to Valentine's Day in Las Vegas
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009
Chocolates and roses are so cliché. We live in Las Vegas, not Scranton, Penn. There are other more exciting and creative ideas to showcase your adventurous spirit and impress your significant other on Valentine’s Day. Here are a few ideas for romantic and memorable Valentine’s Day dates that don’t involve the usual button-busting box of chocolates or pink and red teddy bears.
Guide to UFC 94 parties
Friday, Jan. 30, 2009
Regardless of the outcome of the fights, one thing is certain: There will be after parties. Lots of them.
Guide to Las Vegas Super Bowl parties
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009
Like rock shows and roller coasters, sporting events are best enjoyed in groups. Every February, football fans and those just in it for the commercials crowd around TV sets nationwide to drink beer, eat a smorgasbord of junk food and watch the Super Bowl.
Chili cook off an array of spicy samplings
Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009
Now that football season is coming to a close, it’s nice to finally leave the house or bar on the weekend and enjoy the early Spring weather at an outdoor activity. This Saturday, The International Chili Society sponsored the Sonrisa Grill Inaugural Chili Cook Off to benefit Green Valley High School and Lake Mead Christian Academy, held at MonteLago Village at Lake Las Vegas. It was worth the drive to the outskirts of town for a sampling of the best that local chili cooks had to offer.
The Comedy Festival 2008 complete schedule
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008
Aging stoners, variety show wackiness and Jerry Seinfeld. The 2008 Comedy Festival promises to be so funny you'll cry, just don't forget the tissue.
The talented Mr. Blue
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008
Imagine being dumped in the drunk tank because you have cerebral palsy and the cops think you’re drunk. Comedian Josh Blue, winner of the fourth season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, knows the feeling.

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