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September 1, 2014

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Mark Adams

Mark Adams joined the Las Vegas Weekly in 2010 and now serves as the magazine’s web editor. You can also spot his byline regularly in the Las Vegas Sun and Vegas Magazine.

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Hot Spots: Labor Day Weekend 2014 edition!
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
From Big-name DJs to an off-Strip toga party to a rooftop beer festival, how to party it up this LDW in Las Vegas.
Viva Springfield? A brief history of 'The Simpsons' in Las Vegas
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
Do you remember when Henderson got its own Kwik-E-Mart? We do.
Five UNLV classes we wish we could take
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
Artificial intelligence? Virtual worlds? Sign us up!
A CCCN partnership offers free sunscreen to Wet 'n' Wild patrons
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The water park teamed up with the Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada for a complimentary sunscreen kiosk. Find the deets here.
Sin City Brewing’s Harmon Corner bar boasts boozy upgrades and a laid-back vibe
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
This place screams "happy hour."
The naked truth: Where does Vegas draw the line when it comes to nudity onstage?
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Considering Las Vegas' sexy Sin City image, how provocative can performance be on Las Vegas Boulevard?
Weekly Q&A: Nick San Pedro takes inspiration from (and creates work for) entertainment’s A-list
Monday, July 7, 2014
“I have been featured on Madonna’s YouTube channel for six years, and it’s kind of fun to see her manager like my Instagram posts.”
EDC 2014: Behind-the-scenes with the kandi-sweet Sparkle Pop dancers
Thursday, June 26, 2014
The group is just one contingency of more than 500 performers (i.e.: not DJs) who help bring America’s biggest dance party to life.
EDC Night 1: The good, the weird and the ugly
Saturday, June 21, 2014
A remodeled Kinetic Field, brutal traffic conditions and a strangely sleepy Friday vibe.
Amp up your Electric Daisy Carnival intelligence with these tips
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Because it's easy to be an idiot at EDC. Don't be that person.
Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Curated video feed brings EDC to your living room
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Didn't score a ticket this year? Party in your pajamas instead.
SLS Las Vegas moves up opening date
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
That means Umami Burger, Sayers Club and Bazaar Meat are arriving early.
First Friday goes dark in July
Friday, June 6, 2014
“We will capitalize on this time to take First Friday to the next level.”
Five thoughts: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at Surrender’s 4-year anniversary party
Friday, June 6, 2014
“Thanks for dry-humping the person in front of you.”
Smith Center-bound ‘The Book of Mormon’ announces ticket lottery
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
The Tony-winning musical begins a four-week run at the Downtown performing arts center June 10.
Hot Spots: Memorial Day Weekend edition!
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
From opening night at Drai's to Iggy Azalea to a gay dance music fest, where to get your party on this MDW.
Venetian announces all-female comedy lineup with Whitney Cummings, Joy Behar and more
Thursday, May 15, 2014
The Lipshtick series kicks off with Wendy Williams July 11.
Wet ‘n’ Wild opens for Spring Break today
Saturday, April 12, 2014
The west side water park turns the H2O on this weekend.
TripAdvisor users name Las Vegas No. 4 destination in U.S.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Eat your heart out, San Diego.
Palms announces closure of Moon Nightclub
Thursday, April 3, 2014
The longtime nightspot will make way for a new nightlife concept.
Four names Guy Fieri should have gone with for his upcoming Vegas restaurant
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Because "Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar" is achingly simple for a dude who rocks bleach blonde spikes and flame-emblazoned shirts.
Season passes for Cowabunga Bay Waterpark now on sale
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
The Henderson waterpark opens May 24. Get your passes now!
Talking Irish pubs and St. Paddy’s with local publican Brian McMullan
Monday, March 17, 2014
"It was always St. Patrick’s Day, but it was never green beer and lots of shamrocks."
Weekly Q&A: For O’Sheas leprechaun Brian Thomas, life is one lucky adventure
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The face of the Strip's Irish-themed casino talks St. Paddy's, the new O'Sheas space and more.
Congrats, Nevada, you’re not (that) fat
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
A recent Gallup poll found that the Silver State had the third-lowest rate of obesity in the nation. But is it legit?
With a film competition and more, First Friday spotlights the cinema in March
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Local filmmaker? Get the details here. Plus, a makeshift "drive-in"!
March madness: A by-the-numbers look at the city's best tourism month
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Plus, niche events that rock our economy (hint: EDC).
Bottomless brunch: Slightly illegal in NYC, still going strong in Vegas
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys have (kinda) been banned in the Big Apple.

mimosas for $16.50
Rehab will expand to two days, announces 2014 talent lineup
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Double the debauchery, double the fun?
Hot Spots: Madeon at Surrender, Naughty By Nature at 1 Oak and more
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
Also, shave your head for charity at a St. Baldrick's bash.
LVCVA and Logo team up on promo videos airing during ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’
Monday, Feb. 24, 2014
The promo spot and Season 6 of the popular drag queen reality show debut tonight.
Hakkasan Group acquires Angel Management Group
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
The acquisition almost doubles the nightlife and dining outfit's venue count.
Culturally competent adults can make a difference in LGBTQ kids' lives
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
An HRC director says a lack of training among youth-serving adults is one of the biggest challenges facing LGBTQ children.
Ellen Page comes out as gay at HRC conference in Vegas
Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014
The actress said: “I suffered for years because I was scared to be out. My spirit suffered, my mental health suffered and my relationships suffered."
HRC launches LGBTQ youth-focused conference at Bally's this weekend
Friday, Feb. 14, 2014
Promoting safety, inclusion and well-being for LGBTQ youth, the inaugural conference features closing remarks from Chelsea Clinton.
Five thoughts on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons’ at the House of Blues
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014
"We're taking you to a Vegas reality. We're taking you to Cirque du So Gay!"
UNLVino announces 2014 lineup
Friday, Feb. 7, 2014
Take a "sip for scholarship" this spring at UNLV's annual fundraiser for the Harrah College of Hotel Administration.
Q+A: Jennifer Hemme, theater director at Green Valley High School, talks ‘Mary Poppins’
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014
Last Thursday, Green Valley High School became the first nonprofessional organization to perform the Broadway musical “Mary Poppins” after being handpicked to debut its amateur version by licensing agency Music Theater International.
Hot Spots: Ryan Lewis at Surrender, Hofbräuhaus turns 10 and more
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
Also, Skrillex returns to XS.
Hot Spots: RL Grime at Surrender, Hyde's anniversary party and more
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014
Also, calling all local winos! Lee's puts on a Bordeaux tasting.
The D and Golden Gate hop on the local bitcoin bandwagon
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014
While not the first in the Valley, the Downtown hotels are the first casino properties to embrace the online currency.
Las Vegas Philharmonic celebrates 150 years of Nevada with homegrown talent
Friday, Jan. 17, 2014
The concert also marks a few firsts for the orchestra.
AVN Fan Fest: What to see and do at the porn convention
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014
Fan seminars, porny parties and an "interactive kinky space" called the Lair.
Head for the hills: Our snow-day guide to Mount Charleston
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014
Hit the slopes, make a snow angel and warm up by the cabin's fire—our guide to your escape in the snowy Spring Mountains.
Party with a porn star at these AVN weekend nightclub events
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014
Cue the bow chicka wow wow!
Booze Blog: First impressions of Banger Brewing's Downtown taproom
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014
Available beers, pint prices and everything else you need to know before sitting down at a Banger bar stool.
The 2013 Vegas nightclub obituaries
Pour some out for the places we've danced
Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014
Pour some out for the places we've danced that went dark in 2013.
5 thoughts on Maroon 5’s December 30 Mandalay Bay show
Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013
The pop-rockers return to the venue for a NYE set tonight.
NYE 2013 Las Vegas Party Guide
Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013
Ring in 2014 with a bang! Our annual guide to New Year's Eve nightlife, both on and off the Strip.
A Weekly writer dusts off his saxophone for a night with UNLV's Runnin' Rebel Pep Band
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013
Jock jams, shouting for free tacos and an impromptu play-along to 'Blurred Lines.' Oh, band nerds.

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