What To Do? What To Do?

It’s easy this week! Get out of the house and go DOWNTOWN!

I’ll be first in line! I hope to see you there.

TONITE – Wednesday April 29 at 6pm, Naomi Arins lectures on the art of collecting art. 6 to 8 pm at the Naomi Arin Gallery in the Soho Lofts building 900 Las Vegas Blvd South.

In these unsure economic times art remains the best and most enduring investment opportunity. How do you start? Where do you look? Naomi Arin answers these questions and more in a lecture geared toward the begining collector.

 

THURSDAY APRIL 30

The traditional preview night for many of the venues and galleries of First Friday. 6 to 10 pm. See it all with out the crowds!

Of special note is Marty Walsh’s Trifecta Gallery which is NEVER a disappointment. Her new show is called Stop N Go, which are the designs for the new Downtown Las Vegas Transit System Bus Shelters. Opening reception Thursday From 6 to 10 in the Arts Factory at Main and Charleston.

FRIDAY MAY 1ST

You might as well just get a room at one of the great hotels Downtown.

Farmer’s Market GRAND Opening 4 to 8 pm at the Fremont East Entertainment District (in front of Beauty Bar and Don’t Tell Mama (which is our newest best favorite piano bar hangout). Last week we attended the soft opening, and this week (and EVERY FRIDAY till October 31) should be bigger and better yet.

First Friday – 6 to 10 PM Venues all over the Downtown Las Vegas Arts District. Here’s the link to all of the events.

Of Special Interest:

Join Mayor Oscar Goodman for the dedication of Atomic Passage, the first public art project in the history of the city or Las Vegas where artists’ concepts have been integrated into the engineering infrastructure of a Public Works streetscape enhancement. The dedication will be held on Casino Center Blvd. between Charleston and Colorado Ave at 6pm

Also of special interest:

Centenial Stories: “Architecture and Neon in Clark County” 6pm at the Clark County Government Center – in the pyramid. Video of this panel discussion will replay all month on Clark County Television CCTV (cable Channel 4)

Las Vegas Gay Pride is going on all week, but Friday night is the PARADE and festivities on the Fremont Street Experience. The parade starts at 8 from Charleston going North to the FSE. It’s a one of the most interesting downtown events of the year. I’ll be hanging around watching right at Fremont Street at 4th. There’s also live bands and opening ceremonies on the 3rd Street stage. Appearing free are:

5 p.m. – Opening Ceremony with Reichen Lehmkuhl, 3rd Street Stage
·     5:20-5:45 p.m. – Temphest Blue, 3rd Street Stage
·     5:55-6:10 p.m. – Justin Lanning, 3rd Street Stage
·     6:15-7 p.m. – Dezmond Meeks, 3rd Street Stage
·     8-10 p.m. – Pride Parade, 4th Street
·     8:10-10:55 p.m. – Louie Louie, 3rd Street Stage

 SATURDAY MAY 2

City Cycling Sombrero
       “Bicycling Drunks celebrating Cinco de Mayo a little early”
What: Cocktail Party
Host: PedalPhiles
Start Time: Saturday, May 2 at 7:00pm
End Time: Saturday, May 2 at 10:30pm
Where: Arts Factory Parking Lot

To see more details and RSVP, follow this link :

SUNDAY MAY 3

You have my permission to stay home on Sunday night to watch the first broadcast of the:

“MORELLI AND HIS MUSIC”:  TV BROADCAST, SUNDAY, MAY 3, 8PM, CH 110
 
In case you missed it the first time, or want to see it again, tune in your television to PBS Channel 110 at 8PM this Sunday night to see the Junior League’s “Morelli and His Music” program about Antonio Morelli, the musical director and orchestra leader of the Sands Copa Room from l954-l971.

You will be delighted to hear the Las Vegas Academy High School Jazz Band and veteran Morelli Orchestra musicians play the “oldies but goodies” showroom era tunes and will be equally delighted to hear the musicians recount their stories about Antonio Morelli and their experiences as his orchestra members. This is Las Vegas history at its best!