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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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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.
Josh Strickland talks 'Vegas! The Show,' Holly Madison and Broadway vs. Vegas
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013
“If you think about the history of this town, it’s definitely not even a stepping stone—sometimes it is the boulder that people have in their careers.”
Good gourd! 5 pumpkin beers to consider this autumn
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013
Skip that pumpkin pie this season!
'Absinthe' signs on for multi-year extension at Caesars
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013
That Spiegeltent isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
Attention, hop heads! Two beer events to consider this weekend
Friday, Nov. 1, 2013
A Halloween party at Khoury's and Boulder City's inaugural beer festival. Get all the details here.
LIB recap: Studio X Live’s acoustic sets showed a different side of some big acts
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013
Sometimes stripped-down is best.
Hot Spots: Flux Pavilion at Boulevard Pool, Halloween parties and more
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013
Playaween brings Burning Man to All Hallow's Eve.
Ross Mathews talks his big Vegas award, Miley Cyrus and coming out to his mom
Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
The television personality is in town this weekend to accept the LGBT Center's Qmmunity Advocate Award at its annual Honorarium gala.
UNLV's All That Jazz history project features the Strip's big bands of yesteryear
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013
UNLV Libraries' Oral History Research Center director Claytee White discusses the unique historical project.
4 thoughts from Epicurean Charitable Foundation's M.E.N.U.S. scholarship gala
Monday, Oct. 7, 2013
Oxtail fried rice, the "Harlem Shake" and more.
Smashburger launches Beer and Burger Pairing Menu with Joseph James
Friday, Oct. 4, 2013
Hungry? Thirsty? Wash down the BBQ Bacon & Cheddar Burger with the local brewery's Citra Rye Pale Ale.
Q+A: Kelley Jones, Epicurean Charitable Foundation chairman
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
ECF Board Chairman Kelley Jones, also a founding partner and a co-owner in Trust3 Hospitality and LeLe Hospitality, discusses the organization’s beginning, scholarship program and how one of his mentees will be bartending at a restaurant he co-owns in Tivoli Village.
Booze Blog: Staff picks from the Downtown Brew Festival
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013
We really like beer. You do, too? Read this.
UNLV marching band director Anthony LaBounty talks gameday and the Killers
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013
One of the rock band's members was smashing cymbals before "Mr. Brightside" hit the airwaves.
How to fall in love with Lake Mead
Summer’s here and the water is calling your name. Embrace the lake and its surroundings with this get-outside guide
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Why do we keep bolting for Interstate 15 and the beaches of L.A. and San Diego when we have miles of shoreline just a short drive away? Boasting around 6.3 million visitors in 2012, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area is the fifth most visited location in the U.S. National Park System. The reservoir that became Lake Mead was created by the completion of the Hoover Dam in 1936, and the lake’s vicinity became the country’s first national recreation area in 1964. Today, the vast landscape is a haven for outdoorsy types, offering everything from kayaking and canoeing to hiking and camping. Embrace the water and its surroundings with this handy, get-outside guide.
Finding locals-friendly hotel swimming pools in Las Vegas
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Many resorts allow entry for a modest fee, some even offer complimentary access.
U Bottle It teaches beer brewing and winemaking for beginners
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
You might want to reconsider your next trip to the liquor store.
Tickets for EDC Las Vegas sold out
Monday, April 29, 2013
Didn't score a pass? There's always EDC Week!
The brew crew: A guide to the local craft beer scene
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Get to know your local breweries. Then go get a pint!
LGBTQ community in Las Vegas has a new place to hang
Saturday, April 6, 2013
After two decades of providing programs and services for the LGBTQ community of Las Vegas, the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada finally has a home all its own. The nonprofit organization unveils its downtown location today after initially opening the doors of the new facility last month.
Bringing Ireland to the Strip: Pub's Irish staff basks in nostalgia of holiday weekend
Friday, March 15, 2013
The last time you visited one of Las Vegas’ Irish pubs, did you ask your server if his or her accent was real? Shane Sice of Ri Ra Irish Pub at Mandalay Place says the question is asked all the time. “Oh God, every second table. ‘You’re not really Irish,’ and I’m like ‘Yeah, I am Irish,’” says Sice, 25, who is working here in the U.S. on a J-1 visa, an exchange visitor program run by the U.S. State Department.
Tiesto to bring his talents to Hakkasan Las Vegas for 'Club Life' residency
Friday, March 1, 2013
Find out which dayclub he'll be at, too.
SHe Nightclub at Crystals closed; steakhouse remains open
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
After being open for just over a month -- 37 days, to be exact -- it was announced today that SHe Nightclub at Crystals has closed its doors. That was ...
Hakkasan announces Calvin Harris residency, Light Nightclub adds to its resident roster
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
Get all the DJ details here.
Electric Daisy Carnival announces 2013 Vegas dates, November 7 on-sale
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
Pre-sale tickets to be made available beginning November 7.
Electric Daisy Carnival announces 2013 L.V. dates, Nov. 7 on-sale
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
It’s official: Electric Daisy Carnival loves Las Vegas. Insomniac Events, producers of the massive annual electronic-music festival, has announced 2013 ...
Photos: Mraz, Perri offer excitable, easygoing music at Red Rock Resort
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012
With his music in mind, Jason Mraz’s Sunday night show at Red Rock Resort was exactly what you’d expect from the Grammy-winning recording artist. His ...
Jason Mraz, Christina Perri offer excitable, easygoing music at Red Rock Resort
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012
The two talented singer-songwriters played to the hotel's nearly full amphitheater. With his music in mind, Jason Mraz’s Sunday night show ...
Q+A: Christina Perri opens for Jason Mraz at Red Rock Resort
Friday, Oct. 5, 2012
The singer-songwriter discusses an upcoming album, working with Mraz and more. Even if you don’t know who Christina Perri is, chances are ...
Raise a pint to Oktoberfest 2012 in Las Vegas
Friday, Sept. 21, 2012
The beer tastes even better if you're wearing lederhosen. Initially intended as a celebration to commemorate a royal wedding, the German tradition of ...
Photos: All-American Rejects rock Mandalay Bay Beach after rainy, slow start
Monday, Aug. 13, 2012
Rainy weather put a serious damper on the All-American Rejects’ Mandalay Bay Beach show Saturday night. Concertgoers weren’t ...
Photos: Pitbull the showman, Havana Brown give their everything at Red Rock Resort
Monday, Aug. 13, 2012
Pitbull doesn’t just perform; he entertains. That was evident Friday night at Red Rock Resort Amphitheater, as the rapper, songwriter, producer and ...
Photos: Pitbull the showman, Havana Brown give their everything onstage
Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012
Pitbull doesn’t just perform; he entertains. That was evident Friday night at Red Rock Resort Amphitheater, as the rapper, songwriter, producer and actor’s energy ...
Photos: Kelly Clarkson shines with the Fray, Carolina Liar at Cosmopolitan
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Kelly Clarkson is a tough act to follow. The pop star has won several Grammy Awards and delivered a decade of hits, and she’s the original ...

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