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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Las Vegas First Friday Celebrates 4th Birthday - Congrats Cindy

ART @ THE FUNK HOUSE-- Retina Confection, opening reception first friday oct 6, art @ the funk house 6-10pm works by Crystal J. Taylor medium :acrylic,ink,watercolor. show hangs til nov 1 Admire Rick and his mad skills on the didgeridoo. Outside we have live art demonstrations, performing artists, & who knows what else? Plus up to 25% discount on merchandise for First Friday patrons. 6-10pm www.thefunkhouselasvegas.com

On Colorado Blvd-- Over 50 artists showing their work and performing on the street this month. Vista Four playing on Colorado Blvd. Hot Dawg Daze, Agave Taco Cart, Kettle Korn, Dino's www.dinoslv.com , Fat Daddy's Ice Cream and Panicci's Coffee will be providing food and libation! Be sure to stop by the Whirlygig Inc. official water and soda booth to quench your thirst, all proceeds benefit First Friday!

Land Rover Stage (Colorado and Casino Center Blvd) BANDS starting at 6pm. Music til 10pm


Scary sexy souls Halloween art @ The Box Office… Octobers F1RST FRIDAy brings art, craft, photography. the count, frank & bride, wolfe, mummies dearest & others disc jockeys & spooky band. red carpet invites you to enter two room venue. Sidestreet café Break dancing b-boy ninjas performing near the hearse.


The Epicenter 1114 S. Main (inside Nevada Radiator). NEW WORK by Amy Sol and Casey Weldon

DUST GALLERY Hifalutin Peter Fox & Lisa Stefanelli September 8-October 15, 2006 Peter Fox resides: Brooklyn, New York
Lisa Stefanelli resides: New York, New York www.dustgallery.com

G-C Arts ED RUSCHA: Works on Paper Exhibition Dates: October 6 - December 31, 2006 OPENING RECEPTION October 6, 6-8 pm


THERE IS NOW STUDIO SPACE AVAILABLE @ 1531-1541 S COMMERCE, DIRECTLY NORTH OF COMMERCE STREET STUDIOS FOR INFO PLEASE EMAIL: studios@commercestreetstudios.com Be sure and check out the new studios already open at this NEW location!!

420 Stainless presents new work by Michael Kruis in acrylic. Open First Fridays and Third Thursdays 6-10pm.
Or by appointment 918 407 3774

Against the Wall a new art studio. Open First Fridays 6-10pm and Third Thursdays 6-10pm or by appointment .

Archinofsky Gallery Please join us this First Friday, Oct 6 from 6:00-10:00PM for the Artist's Reception, celebrating Antonio Gomez and his amazing exhibition!

MTZC the edge of sin city presents Dirk Vermin's now famous or is it infamous Tattoos and Trash a show you will not want to miss showcasing some of Las Vegas finest tattoo artists work, but not just their tattoo art, curious, guess we'll see you on First Friday Oct 6 . Don't forget to join us on Third Thursdays and get a chance to meet with the artists!

Naked City Tattoo-(1551 S. Commerce St, 1/2 block north of Wyoming, 1 block west of Main Street) For more information call 612-5516 Open Daily. Special shows on First Fridays and Third Thursdays.

Obstacle Art Course (www.obstacleartcourse.org ) The latest Whirlygig Inc. (the non-profit that brings you First Friday each month) Art Project sponsored by Todd VonBastiaans/Alios. Don't miss this exceptional art exhibit by several of Las Vegas favorite artists. golf@obstacleartcourse.org

The Modern Vegas Art Studio New work by artist Eddie Bush. Open First Friday 6-10. Open Third Thursdays 6-10pm.

NEXT DOOR : 1531-1541 Commerce Street

Bonnie Kelso Studio--Paintings by Bonnie Kelso, newcomer to Las Vegas. Open studio and reception from 7pm to 10pm on Friday, October 6th at 1531 Commerce Street Studios, suite 115. All are welcome.

Circadian Studios showing new work by Daniel Pearson

One Way Design Opening reception First Friday Oct 6 http://onewaydesign.zoto.com/galleries and http://www.myspace.com/onewaydesignlasvegas

dzikas. terry suite 130 showing new work open First Friday Oct 6

Nevada Ballet Theatre takes the main stage on Boulder Avenue with a production of "In the Mood," a short ballet based on works by Glen Miller. Choreographed by Bruce Steivel, the work pays tribute to service men and women --revisiting war time days of World War II with legendary songs like Boogey Woogey Bugle Boy. Performances at 7 and 9 pm.
Blue Sky Yoga in the Arts Factory, 101 E. Charleston, upstairs, Suite 204. "Pay What You Can" classes. See www.blueskyyogalv.com for a full class schedule and special events including our outdoor classes at Redrock Canyon. Call Cheryl for info @ 592-1396.

capital h Gallery PERVERSION FOR PROFIT : This is a public service announcement : Repeated EXPOSURE to PORNOGRAPHY will PERVERT you! A new collection of nudie paintings, decoupage and media by Brian and Jennifer Henry. Upstairs in the Arts Factory, www.capitalh.org

CRICKET STUDIO Hours: Tues - Fri 12 noon - 4pm, Evenings/Wknds by Appointment 24/7 on the web @ www.cricketstudio.com/shop www.faceupstudio.com/press FEATURED in CRICKET STUDIO "Squaresville" works by BRIAN SWANSON through July 25, 2006 mixed media, illustrations, pastels and prints www.cricketstudio.com/shop

FEATURED in FACE UP GALLERY FACE UP - The Art of Recognition "The Mandelbrot of George" works by DAR FREELAND through July 25, 2006 SPECIAL GUESTS/EVENTS TBA www.faceupstudio.com/press

H. Stephen Jackson's Architectural Studio/Gallery, In a Gallery setting, Mr. Jackson, an Architectural Concept Specialist, will
be showing a variety of project related exhibits of current and past Design work...including High-rise Mixed-Use Complexes, Casino/Resorts, Bar/Restaurants, Office, Commercial, and Residential building types. Website is www.hsj-architect.com.

MIKE WARDLE GALLERY ( upstairs in Arts Factory): Showing new work. Large abstract paintings, some with figures. Featured this month; paintings of the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood.

TRIFECTA gallery in the Arts Factory OCTOBER 4 - 27 2006 MARTY WALSH the MONOPOLY series

S2 Art--The World According to Snoopy. October 6-31. The Peanuts characters come alive in this exhibition of limited-edition lithographs by artist Tom Everhart. Everhart has succeeded in taking Schulz’s familiar characters in a new direction, by recording the movements of light and color in non-literal landscapes and settings. The newest release of limited edition lithographs will be on display.
Gainsburg Studio, Inc. (1039 Main Street, #103 behind S2 Art Group Building) is pleased to announce our upcoming opening featuring nationally recognized stone sculptor Sharon Gainsburg and the works of other award winning artists in all media. Gallery hours: By Appointment. 702-384-1388 http://www.gainsburgstudio.com/ Ongoing First Friday event is Free Stone Carving Open Studio with the Artist between 6pm and 10pm

HOLSUM LOFTS 231 W. Charleston www.holsumlofts.com

ART & SOUL GALLERY at the Holsum Lofts, featuring local artist Tanti Hill showing her Raku pottery & sculpture. Also showing blown art glass works from Geo Soul Arts. 241 W. Charleston Blvd. Suite 130. Open Wed-Sat 12-4. 795-2787.

Cheflive presents a cutting-edge culinary entertainment venue that offers a state-of-the-art exhibition kitchen and cooking demonstrations featuring chefs from Las Vegas and around the world. The Cheflive Studio has three shows daily Monday-Saturday at 11:30AM, 2:00PM and 4:30PM. All shows are filmed to broadcast via the internet. Please call for reservations - 228-4705. ENJOY CHEFLIVE!!

Contemporary Arts Collective located at 231 W Charleston Blvd, Suite 110 presents "Unrealizable Dreams: A photographic Exploration " on September 12, 2006 and it will run through October 14th..

Home _Expression -Manufactures of Fauxstone Furniture and unique home décor. The works of Russ and Mary Peters in ceramic and metal, Darrel Johnston's one of kind lighthouses, Mark Hines glass and metal vases and Steven Kaye pottery are some of the beautiful pieces that you can find here.

Las Vegas Paper Doll: Do the write thing this month. Visit this fantastic shop that features stationery and notecards from the paper industry's top designers such as R.Nichols and Saturate. The space also features the roses of artist FB Fogg who uses an ancient Egyptian paper making technique in her colorful work. Open 10.30am to 6pm Tue-Fri; First Fridays until 10pm. For more information, please contact (702) 385-7892 or visit www.lvpaperdoll.com.

Lynn Peri Collection 241 West Charleston Blvd. Suite 160 in the historic Holsum Bakery Building. Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, presenting the inspired sculptural works of six local artists: Larry & Barbary Domsky, metal & glass; Jennifer Gilbert, metal; Joy Prendergast, glass Leslie Rowland, painted furniture; Teresa Testa, porcelain. 366-9171.

MGriesgraber Gallery Parody Paintings "Gauguin in the 21st Century" on exhibit. October 6 through December 23, 2006

Mist Harbor Tapestries and Décor (Suite 140).View pieces from our newest gallery addition, artist James Dean and his famous blue cat, Pete, as they make their Las Vegas debut. PetetheCat travels many places and is sure make you laugh out loud. For additional information visit mistharbor.com or petethecat.com.


ArT Gallery at Not Just Antiques 1422 Western Avenue - Combine a cup of tea and see new collection of 50 oils & prints from the older Vegas artists who were here in the 70s & 80s. Limited Gallery Space Avail www.NotJustAntiquesMart.com

Clark County Government Center Rotunda: The Clark County 3-D Invitational with work by Chris Bauder, Daisey Contin and Richard Hesketh, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Amphitheater: The Art Council of Henderson and Clark County present William Shakespeare's Hamlet, performed by the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 7 p.m. FREE

REED WHIPPLE CULTURAL CENTER: Open until 9 pm on First Friday


DURETTE STUDIO: Stop in and listen to a set of live Jazz featuring Mike Candito's Jazz Trio, while browsing our unusual selection of knobs, knockers, and accessories. Great Fall and Holiday decorating ideas. Specials throughout the store. Open First Friday 'til 9PM.

MODIFY: Vintage Modern furnishings. Open late.

OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE THRIFT SHOP: Opportunity Village First Friday store hours 9:00am til 10:00pm. Sales throughout the entire store. 50% off selected items. Come shop and save. Check out our collectable items, we also have some wild funky items for sale!!

THE ATTIC: 20 % off sale. Open till 8pm


D'LOE HOUSE OF STYLE:on Charleston between Casino Cent Vintage clothing and accessories. Refreshments. Open late.

Gypsy Caravan Antiques and Sweet Pea's Dolls--Open Late. 10% discount to First Friday patrons

HUE Lofts at Art Central! The showroom located at 300 E. Charleston Blvd. Suite 121 will be open late for First Friday! HUE Lofts is an ultra modern high-rise condominium development in the heart of the Arts District. Call 702-648-5638 or visit http://www.huelofts.com/.


NOT JUST ANTIQUES: A FF Trolley Stop! 12,000 sq ft filled with Antiques, Collectibles & Art. Get off the trolley and enjoy an old fashioned Christmas Boutique! Free Tarot Reader and Tea Gallery. Other October Surprises! Open until 10 PM. 1422 Western Avenue www.NotJustAntiquesMart.com

RED ROOSTER: Antiques,10% off merchandise for First Friday patrons. Open late.


DINO'S LOUNGE: From 10:30 to 1:00 a.m. Suite 666, followed by Karaoke with host Danny G. Live bands every Friday night. Check website for future dates and details. www.dinoslv.com 382-3894

Get Back: funky soul dance party at the BEAUTY BAR! Check it out and prepare to have a funky good time w/ deejays: John Doe, Danny Boy, Phoreyz, Aurajin and special guests. 10pm until the wee hours. $5 for girls, $10 for guys. Drink specials all night, free easy parking, and a great vibe guaranteed...besides, where else can you completely cut loose on a dancefloor to an old dusty funk 45 and be joined by a few hundred other funky soul freaks?? Only at Las Vegas' only Funky Soul Dance Party: "The Get Back"!! Check out http://www.thegetbackvegas.com/ for more details.

Hogs & Heifers Saloon is proud to be a part of and support First Friday. Come and join our beautiful and sassy women for cold beer, loud
classic American music and a lot of attitude! We've got 65+ feet of designated motorcycle parking right out front, so ride on down! BEST
Friends and FRIENDS of First Friday are entitled to drink and merchandise discounts. Leave your apprehension at the door and have a sh*t kickin' good time at Hogs & Heifers!

THE ICE HOUSE: Live bands and drink specials . www.icehouselounge.com


Andre's Wine & Cheese Tasting, Friday, October 6, 2006, 5:30pm - 9:00pm 401 S. 6th St., 702/385-5016 Sample 4 wines and enjoy a cheese plate from our extensive fromage selection. Featured artist; Blake Micheletto, Andre's Sommelier. 15.00 per person. Sales tax and gratuity are not included.

Island Flavors Cafe 300 E. Charleston Blvd. Ste. 101 702.474.7127

TINOCO'S BISTRO (www.tinocosbistro.net ), CHICAGO JOE'S, CASA DON JUAN & FLORIDA CAFE (www.cuban-food-usa.com/vegas_florida.html ) all have food & drink specials throughout the evening!

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