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Monday, August 30, 2010

September First Friday is here...

Well I hate to say it but First Friday is upon us and I will not be here to celebrate it with everyone. I am off to the Big Apple for my yearly pilgrimage of family, friends, museums, Broadway, gastronomic delights and all the other wonderful things that make up that amazing and exciting city. In either case I will be here in spirit...

Here are many of the details for First Friday thanks to our friend City Funkhouser. 

For Immediate Release

08/27/10
contact: Cindy Funkhouser
702.678.6278
info@firstfriday-lasvegas.org
hi res images available

First Friday Las Vegas September 3, 2010

This month Whirlygig Inc. will operate the beer/wine and liquor booth, all proceeds will benefit the First Friday event. The beverage and food booths inside the barricaded area all support First Friday. We hope you will show your support as patrons of these vendors. For the summer we have sno-cones, ice cream and the slider truck will be here as well. The vendors near the stage will be serving BBQ, hotdogs, desserts and drinks. All proceeds from the water and soda booth at Casino Center and Colorado benefit First Friday Las Vegas.

OUTDOOR FESTIVAL INFO

Buy a Best Friend of First Friday card and help support your favorite Las Vegas arts event for just $25 per year. (go to this link for benefits: http://www.firstfriday-lasvegas.org/foff.html ) We also have special "I 'heart' First Friday" t-shirts available for just$7 (for 7 years) at the First Friday Las Vegas Information Table (located in front of The Funk House).

City ordinance requires no glass bottles or cans! Strictly enforced by First Friday security and Metro.

First Friday Trolley

You can park (stops @ Clark County Government Center Amphitheater Main Entrance) and ride the First Friday trolley (goes to Outdoor Festival, Commerce Street Studios, Main St. and Holsum Design Center, see map page on our website for route).

El Cortez/First Friday Express Trolley

The El Cortez Hotel & Casino is sponsoring an Express Trolley. The trolley will take patrons from the El Cortez, 600 East Fremont Street at the Cortez Garden Gateway (with 1,200 free parking spaces in the garage and also valet) to The Funk House Trolley Stop at First Friday (and back again). The bus will run from 6:00 p.m.(starting at the El Cortez) until 10:00 p.m. with the last First Friday stop at approximately 9:30 p.m. Take advantage of the convenient parking and avoid traffic after the event. You can also enjoy the Entertainment District's after parties when you arrive back at the El Cortez.

OUTDOOR FESTIVAL INFO

Outdoor Exhibition Spaces (outdoor festival area juried artists, casino center, pedestrian traffic only)

Paul Tokarski--mixed media
Albert and Roxy Montoya --acrylics/watercolors
Crystal Taylor--acrylic/mixed media
Maynard Breese--Digital painter
Phil Perrin--metal sculptures

On the Land Rover Stage:

6pm - 7:30pm Amanda and Co Co Nut--acoustic trio
7:30 - 8:30pm Lex Rox (pop singer)
8:30 - 10:00pm Las Exit (Blues/Rock and Roll)

Galleries, Retail, Restaurants:

Art @ The Funk House "What I Must Do-An Exploration of Ephemeral Pleasures" New work by Jacqueline Pichardo----Exhibit: through Sept 29, 2010. Jacqueline is a former UNLV student currently working towards a B.F.A. at Indianapolis' Herron School of Art and Design. In her latest body of work Jacqueline seeks to explore the psychological and emotional transformations that are a product of interactions in the tangible world. 1228 S. Casino Center Blvd. LV, NV 89104 702.678.6278
www.thefunkhouselasvegas.com

The Box Office located @ 1129 S. Casino Center Blvd. Music-Art-Photography-Entertainment-Comedy! Photographers: Michelle Kolchins, Cochrane, Glenn Elliott, Tracie Graf. Artists: Nay, Heather, Christian & Diego. String Sextet, Nikki Trent, Tierra Buena, and Acoustic Invasion. First Fridays 6-10 p.m. THE ART DISTRICT. (702) 388-1515, myspace.com/theboxofficecion, facebook.com/theboxofficecion.

Brett Wesley Gallery is proud to presenting Fluid, featuring paintings by New York artist, Peter Fox. Opening and artist reception will be Thursday September 2, 2010 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 1112 S. Casino Center Blvd. This event is free to the public. Foxs paintings dizzy the eye with a kaleidoscope of harmonious color, formed of an acrylic/gel medium that he carefully pours from the top of the canvas. Intense layers of paint overlap and push off the canvas, nearing the brink of the third dimension. Foxs kinetic paintings transcend their medium and the relationship between color, texture and form.

Circadian Galleries 1551 s.commerce street, Bad Fairy clothing company fashions by Marilyn Olsen new and vintage wear and accessories. Paper Mosaics by H. Nelson a look at the twilight books and movie series. Paintings by Jeremy Robards with an etheric multi dimensional feel and new works by Daniel Pearson. For more information call 525-2850.

City of the World Mike Carroll, a local photographer, is City of the World Gallery's featured artist for September. He specializes in fashion, glamour, beauty, headshots, shoot portraits, events and commissioned projects. See his work at 1229 Casino Center, Las Vegas, First Friday, or Thursday thru Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m., or visit
www.cityoftheworld.org.
Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery KD Matheson "Penumbra"
August 23 through October 8, 2010 Reception September 2, 2010 6-8 pm
Exhibition open First Friday 6-10pm Known for his striking and finely-crafted vessels and busts, this dynamic sculptor presents new large scale works

Gaia Flowers, Gifts and Art Through October, Gaia is pleased to present a collection of works by Leslie Rowland, includingabstract paintings, and painted furniture and artillery shells. Also showing is "Nature in Art," stained glass works by award-winning Las Vegas glass artist Christine Curtis Wilson. For more information, visit
www.GaiaFlowers.com.

Going Green Gallery in the Arts Factory. Eco-friendly products and services. Artists: Kimberly Cockrum, Brian Malpasso, Christine Esposito.

Just J Art Gallery (The Arts Factory) 107 E Charleston Blvd, #235 Featuring "the Art of Mitchell Todd" For September "Breaking the Illusion"
www.mitchellbuckner.com
Retro Vegas, 1211 S Main, Mon - Sat 11 - 6, 702-384-2700. Kelly Fowler's art is inspired by the beauty that is already there:A seed in the Mojave Desert that lay dormant for 80 years and sprung up alone one rainy day in April. The fabric designed by an artist, made in a factory, and sent to an upholsterer who cut it up and tossed it in the trash. The illustrated book printed in New York in the 50's, read by thousands and found in a library discard pile.

SouthWesternScenery upstairs in Studio 215 at the Arts Factory: Original Poetry and Photography (Landscape, Macro, and Wildlife) by Robert L. Angier, Framed and Unframed Prints on Canvas and Premium Photo Paper. Most prints $10-$100.
www.swscenery.com andwww.southwesternscenery.deviantart.com

SPACE STUDIOS--Zackery Williams will be showing some of his latest photography and graphic t shirts at space studios, while also showcasing photos of five local musician. The limited t-shirts will be on sale

Bar + Bistro @ the arts factory is creating the finest social gathering place for 18b and downtown through food, drink, and inspiration. Join us every Friday evening on our patio to participate in Camp 107. Saturday evenings experience our "Painters on the Patio" series. Open11am-3pm Mon-Fri and 5-10pm Tues-Sat. (702) 202-6060.
www.barbistroaf.com

FOR DETAILED INFO GO TO:
www.firstfriday-lasvegas.org next ff page








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Brett Wesley Gallery Presents - Rise... the art of Peter Fox...


For more information about Brett Wesley Gallery please visit their site at www.brettwesleygallery.com
1112 S. Casino Center Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
702.433.4433 - inquire@brettwesley.com
Gallery Hours - Tuesday - Saturday 12 to 6 PM - Sunday 1 to 5 PM - Closed Monday



Nevada Public Radio
For more information on the Cultural Arts in Las Vegas please visit Nevada Public Radio. NPR has detailed listings of many cultural and civic events hosted by area non-profits click on this link http://www.knpr.org/common/psa/listNEW.cfm and if you are planning an event in the next few months, be sure to get your free listing in Nevada Public Radio's Desert Companion magazine by submitting the information here at http://www.knpr.org/culture/eventaddnew.cfm
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Friday, August 27, 2010

Camp 107 features Harold & Maude TONITE...

By far one of the most twisted and intriguing movies of the past 40 years, Harold and Maude joins the repertoire of movies that have been exhibited at the Arts Factory this summer. For me this movie represents the best of comedic film making from the 1970's and one that will keep you laughing at the twisted antics of Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort. Of course there has to be something said about turning a 1971 Jaguar XKE into a hearse! This movie is a must see. So make sure to make it down to the Arts Factory, drink a few cocktails and have lots of fun...


You and Camp 107 – it was meant to be.
Camp 107 {Cocktails, Cuisine & Classic Cinema Experience}

This Friday, August 27th, Camp 107 continues its unique urban social experience with the 1971 classic comedy, Harold and Maude. A death-obsessed 20-yr-old man/child befriends a 79-yr-old woman who has a zest for life. They were meant to be, but exactly what they were meant to be is not quite clear.

Listen to music on our patio as you enjoy dinner or our Friday drink special “$6 for a beer and a shot” – any beer with choice of a shot of Jameson, Jack Daniels or Hornitos. Movie starts at 9pm with a trivia contest intermission and drink specials. Cocktails, cuisine and cult classic cinema – just like Harold and Maude – it was meant to be.

8:00PM Cocktail Hour
9:00PM Experience Begins
11:00PM “We’re flexible, drinks anyone?”
TICKETS FREE!

Join us at Bar+Bistro @ the arts factory this Saturday, (August 28th) and every Saturday 6-10p.m. for PAINTERS ON THE PATIO hosted by AlexHuerta. Saturdays offer a plethora of choices at Bar+Bistro: interact with the artists, enjoy dinner, listen to live music, or sip our cool Sangria Saturday cocktail special – a pitcher of red or white sangria for only $10. You won’t find this anywhere else but at Bar+Bistro.

702.202.6060
107 E. Charleston Blvd. #155 (on the NW corner of Charleston and Art Way (Casino Center)
www.barbistroaf.com
www.theartsfactory.com



Nevada Public Radio
For more information on the Cultural Arts in Las Vegas please visit Nevada Public Radio. NPR has detailed listings of many cultural and civic events hosted by area non-profits click on this link http://www.knpr.org/common/psa/listNEW.cfm and if you are planning an event in the next few months, be sure to get your free listing in Nevada Public Radio's Desert Companion magazine by submitting the information here at http://www.knpr.org/culture/eventaddnew.cfm
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

World Market Center hosts Viva Frida! an exhibition...

The World Market Center and the Mexican Consulate in Las Vegas have come together to present an exhibition about the life of Frida Kahlo. The exhibition opens August 26 to the public and features 34 colorful panels about the illustrious and often tormented life of one of the most important artists of the 20th century. 

Viva Frida! will be on exhibition from August 26 through September 17th at the World Market Center Building A. The exhibition is open the public from Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 6pm. 



Viva Frida! at the World Market Center
(Image by Brian Paco Alvarez, exhibition preparator)
For more information about the World Market Center - http://www.lasvegasmarket.com/
For more information about the Mexican Consulate in Las Vegas - http://portal.sre.gob.mx/lasvegas/
For more information about Mundo - A Culinary Haute Spot - http://www.mundolasvegas.com/

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For more information on the Cultural Arts in Las Vegas please visit Nevada Public Radio. NPR has detailed listings of many cultural and civic events hosted by area non-profits click on this link http://www.knpr.org/common/psa/listNEW.cfm and if you are planning an event in the next few months, be sure to get your free listing in Nevada Public Radio's Desert Companion magazine by submitting the information here at http://www.knpr.org/culture/eventaddnew.cfm
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Monday, August 23, 2010

Dead Neon: Tales of Near-Future Las Vegas...

I pride myself in not owning a television, I have not had one in 5 years and I have never looked back. So how do I get my news you ask? KNPR and online of course. But one thing I have is a fabulous book collection and it grows everyday and soon it will grow again with Jarrett Keene's and Todd James Pierce latest creation. This came to me today so I will allow it to speak for itself...

Las Vegas has long been considered the American icon of excess. It offers every imaginable extreme of greed, pleasure, and despair, all supported by technology that enhances fantasy and allows residents and visitors alike to forget reality and their human responsibilities. The fourteen stories in Dead Neon imagine Sin City in the near future, when overindulgence has led to social, environmental, or economic collapse, and technology can no longer reverse decay or chaos. The settings range from futuristic casinos to the seared postapocalyptic desert, and the subjects vary from the struggle to survive in a repressive theocracy to the madness of living in a world where most life forms and all moral codes have vanished.

The contributors, all either Vegas-based or intimately familiar with the city, capture its unique rhythms and flavor and probe its potential for evoking the fullest expression of the human spirit in settings of magic, horror, and transcendence.

Todd James Pierce is associate professor of English and creative writing at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. He has published a novel and a story collection and is the coeditor, with Jarret Keene, of another Las Vegas story collection, Las Vegas Noir.

Jarret Keene has taught creative writing and literature courses at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has authored several poetry collections and a rock-band biography, and has edited or coedited several books about Las Vegas. He also covers the city’s underground music scene for national and regional magazines.





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Studio 810 Presents An Evening with the Artists...

18b (Las Vegas' Arts Distric) is full of great little galleries and creative spaces and Studio 810 is no different. So if you have some time this Saturday night, which I know you do, please come Downtown and muse with great art, in a great space, with some great people.


About Studio 810
Studio 8 Ten is a non-profit arts and crafts studio and gift shop where adults with disabilities train in the design, creation, and sales of quality handmade products. Our product line ranges from handmade paper, cards, and books, to natural bath and body products, and stuff for pets. Each item has been uniquely designed specific to our company. All proceeds go directly into the creation of these items and to enhance the lives of those we serve. Studio 8 Ten is a Transition Services, Inc. small business concept.

For more information please contact us at (702) 644-9418 OR email studio8ten@aol.com http://studio8ten.com/


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Talking Loud Saying Nothing... The Art of JW Caldwell...

Artist JW Caldwell of Trifecta Gallery is teaming up with Nicole Moffatt from CENTERpiece Gallery to present a new exhibition. The exhibition will take place at MCQ Fine Art located at 620 South Seventh Street in fabulous Downtown Las Vegas. Opening reception Saturday, August 28 at 6PM...

For more information about the exhibition please call 702.371.4814



Nevada Public Radio
For more information on the Cultural Arts in Las Vegas please visit Nevada Public Radio. NPR has detailed listings of many cultural and civic events hosted by area non-profits click on this link http://www.knpr.org/common/psa/listNEW.cfm and if you are planning an event in the next few months, be sure to get your free listing in Nevada Public Radio's Desert Companion magazine by submitting the information here at http://www.knpr.org/culture/eventaddnew.cfm
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Art Moderne... Las Vegas' rediscovered architectural past...

Over the last several years I have grown fond of an interesting architectural style that has seen a recent revivalism in Las Vegas. Art Moderne or simply Moderne is a close relative to Art Deco, a style of architecture that was well known in large cities such as New York, Miami and Los Angeles in the 1920's and 30's. It was not until recently that I began rediscovering Moderne architecture in Las Vegas.

Huntridge Theater
1208 East Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas is notorious for demolition and as such I was more shocked then surprised when I kept on running into decent examples of this architectural style throughout Downtown. The finest example of Moderne Architecture in Southern Nevada is Hoover Dam, designed by Architect Gordon Kaufmann. As a matter of fact the dam itself was used as inspiration for the design of the Smith Center for the Performing Arts currently under construction at Symphony Park. Though the examples of Moderne in Downtown are not nearly as sophisticated as Hoover Dam or the Smith Center, the examples that do exist are clearly of that architectural style. Moderne architecture was used in Las Vegas as late as 1949.

The most well known of the Moderne structures in Downtown is the Huntridge Theater. Built in 1944 at the height of World War II, the vulnerable structure on Charleston Boulevard is the finest example of Streamline Moderne in Las Vegas. The theater was designed by famed Architect S. Charles Lee who was best known for creating some of the most important theaters on the West Coast. The Huntridge was listed on the National Registry of Historic places in 1993 and is the gateway to the historic Huntridge neighborhood located directly south of the theater.

Moderne Architecture is a close relative to Art Deco and the predecessor of Mid-Century Modern design in the United States. Moderne like Art Deco emphasized the decorative arts influenced by industrial design. Whereas Art Deco was rich in opulent textiles and geometric designs, Moderne emphasized simplicity and the look and functionality of aerodynamics. Moderne design uses height as a focus with lots of vertical lines that draw the eyes upward. Moderne is also known for the use of glass block windows, curved walls emphasizing the aerodynamic, aluminum and stuccoed surfaces.

As demonstrated from the collection of images below you will clearly see the design elements that make up Moderne Architecture. I took close to 200 images of buildings and their elements that make up the design; far too many to feature on this blog. I also took images of fine examples of Moderne revivalism that has sprung up throughout Downtown over the last several years.

So far I have identified at least 22 examples of Moderne or Art Deco architecture in Downtown with 10 examples of Moderne Revivalism. I have listed them below with corresponding images. There are other structures that are hybrids between Moderne and Mid-Century Modern that I have identified but I have not listed yet. I also do not have a list of dates yet to correspond with most of the buildings, so please bare with me as I am continuing my research.

It is heartwarming to know that Las Vegas still has these wonderful examples of Moderne Architecture dating back as early as 1931. But sadly most of these vulnerable buildings are in poor shape and might not last for very much longer. So go out and explore and see if you can find a few more... Happy hunting!

Surviving Moderne/ Art Deco in Downtown...

  • Bank Building - Regency Moderne (200 Las Vegas Blvd. S. & Carson)
  • Super Cleaners - Formerly Modern Cleaners (800 Las Vegas Blvd. S. & Gass)
  • Clark Avenue Railroad Underpass Bridge (Bonanza & Main) Not Shown
  • Charleston Underpass Bridge (Charleston and Commerce St.) Not Shown
  • Fabulous Las Vegas Jewelry & Gifts (300 Fremont Street & 3rd)
  • Emergency Arts Building (520 Fremont Street & 6th)
  • Society Cleaners (1031 Fremont Street & 11th)
  • Americas Best Building (1600 Fremont Street)
  • Blue Building (1715 Fremont Street)
  • Ixtapa Furniture (1201 South Main - Arts District)
  • Jack Gallery (1st & Hoover - Arts District)
  • Las Vegas Ballet School (1039 Main Street - Arts District)
  • Johnny Tocco Boxing Gym (9th West Charleston & Main)
  • Furniture Outlet (1237 South Main & Colorado - Arts District)
  • Payless Bail Bonds (831 South Main)
  • Downtowner Motel Apts (129 N. 8th St.)
  • Unknown Building  (11th & Garces)
  • Las Vegas Academy (315 S. 7th)
  • Las Vegas Academy Frazier Hall (7th Street)
  • Las Vegas Academy Music Complex originally Public School Administration Building (Lewis & 9th)
  • City of Las Vegas Annex Building (Las Vegas Blvd. N. & Stewart) Not Shown
  • Beauty Bar and Don't Tell Mama's Lounges (517 Fremont Street) Not Shown


Moderne on Las Vegas Boulevard...


Bank Building (Regency Moderne)
200 Las Vegas Boulevard South at Carson
Bank Building window detail (Regency Moderne)
200 Las Vegas Boulevard South at Carson
Teller Window polished aluminum (Regency Moderne)
200 Las Vegas Boulevard South at Carson
Super Cleaners - formerly Modern Cleaners (streamline Moderne)
800 Las Vegas Boulevard South


Moderne on Fremont Street...



Fabulous Las Vegas Jewelry & Gifts (Streamline Moderne)
300 Fremont Street
Emergency Arts - formerly Fremont Medical Center & J.C. Penny's
(International & Mid Century Modern)
520 Fremont Street 
Emergency Arts polished aluminum railing detail
(Hybrid Moderne & Mid Century Modern)
520 Fremont Street 
Society Cleaners (Streamline Moderne)
1031 East Fremont Street
Americas Best Building (Hybrid Moderne)
1600 East Fremont Street
Blue Building (Streamline Moderne)
1715 East Fremont Street
]
Moderne in the Arts District...


Ixtapa Furniture (Streamline Moderne)
1201 South Main Street (arts district)
Jack Gallery (Streamline Moderne)
1st Street at Boulder (arts district)
Las Vegas Ballet School (Streamline Moderne)
1039 Main Street (arts district)
Johnny Tocco Boxing Gym
9 West Charleston Boulevard
Furniture Outlet (Moderne hybrid)
1237 S. Main Street
Furniture Outlet (Moderne hybrid)
1237 S. Main Street
Payless Bail Bonds (Streamline Moderne)
831 South Main Street


Moderne in Downtown Environs...



Downtowner Motel Apts (Moderne possible revival)
129 North 8th Street
Downtowner Motel Apts (Moderne possible revival)
129 North 8th Street
Unknown Building (Moderne)
11th and Garces


Las Vegas Academy - Mayan Art Deco...



Las Vegas Academy (Mayan Art Deco)
315 South 7th
Las Vegas Academy Frazier Hall Addition (Mayan Art Deco)
Las Vegas Academy Music Complex (Moderne)
Originally Public Schools Administration Building


Moderne Revivalism in Downtown 
  • Soho Lofts (Las Vegas Blvd. So. & Hoover)
  • Streamline Tower (Las Vegas Blvd. No. & Ogden)
  • L'Octaine Apartments (Las Vegas Blvd So, & Gass)
  • Ice House Lounge (Main & Bonneville) 
  • The Las Vegas Club (Main & Ogden)
  • The Smith Center for the Performing Arts (Symphony Park)
  • Club Celebrity (3rd & Ogden) Not shown
  • The Gold Spike Hotel (Ogden & 4th) Not shown
  • The Fremont Hotel (Fremont Street) Not shown
  • Ogden Bridge at Main

Ice House Lounge
650 South Main Street
Las Vegas Club Hotel Tower Addition
Main and Ogden
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
Symphony Park - Est. Opening 2012
Streamline Tower
150 Las Vegas Boulevard North
Soho Lofts
900 Las Vegas Boulevard South
L'Octaine Building
801 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Ogden Bridge near Main
(Photo Credit Brian Paco Alvarez)

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Live Music TONITE @ Brett Wesley Gallery...

Live music returns to Brett Wesley Gallery this evening with the sounds of Melody Loveless and Greg Keonig. My thoughts are you can start off the evening at Bar + Bistro for dinner and a cocktail and then walk across the street to the gallery for some fabulous music. Talk about La Dolce Vita!

For more information about Brett Wesley Gallery please visit their site at www.brettwesleygallery.com
1112 S. Casino Center Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
702.433.4433 - inquire@brettwesley.com
Gallery Hours - Tuesday - Saturday 12 to 6 PM - Sunday 1 to 5 PM - Closed Monday






Nevada Public Radio
For more information on the Cultural Arts in Las Vegas please visit Nevada Public Radio. NPR has detailed listings of many cultural and civic events hosted by area non-profits click on this link http://www.knpr.org/common/psa/listNEW.cfm and if you are planning an event in the next few months, be sure to get your free listing in Nevada Public Radio's Desert Companion magazine by submitting the information here at http://www.knpr.org/culture/eventaddnew.cfm
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American Grindhouse @ the Sci-Fi Center

The Sci-Fi Center will be hosting a screening of American Grindhouse a look at Americas 24 hour theaters and the movies that were featured. This should be a great documentary and one not to be missed!

The Sci-Fi Center is located at 900 East Karen Avenue Suite D202 at the Orleans Square located in the Historic Commercial Center.

For more information about the Sci-Fi Center http://thescificenter.com/
For more information about American Grindhouse please visit this site http://americangrindhouse.com/


Nevada Public Radio
For more information on the Cultural Arts in Las Vegas please visit Nevada Public Radio. NPR has detailed listings of many cultural and civic events hosted by area non-profits click on this link http://www.knpr.org/common/psa/listNEW.cfm and if you are planning an event in the next few months, be sure to get your free listing in Nevada Public Radio's Desert Companion magazine by submitting the information here at http://www.knpr.org/culture/eventaddnew.cfm
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Third Friday & Camp 107 returns to 18b TONITE!

Third Friday has arrived and so has Camp 107 at the Arts Factory. 18b (arts district) will be rocking with lots of events and great eats this evening. So make sure to make it down, relax and enjoy some good times in Downtown...

Surely, we can’t be serious! 
We are serious and don’t call us Shirley.
Camp 107 {Cocktails, Cuisine & Classic Cinema Experience}


Airplane! poked fun at an entire decade of disaster and horror films that should have left all moviegoers anxious. Join us at Camp 107 this Friday,August 20th, where cold drinks, misters and ice water kiddie pools abound as usual to keep you cool. Come for dinner before the movie and listen to music on the patio from 6-9pm. Movie starts at 9. And remember: “Flying a plane is no different from riding a bicycle; it’s just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.”

8:00PM Cocktail Hour
9:00PM Experience Begins
11:00PM “We’re flexible, drinks anyone?”
TICKETS FREE!

Join us at Bar+Bistro @ the arts factory this Saturday, (August 21th) and every Saturday 6-10p.m. for PAINTERS ON THE PATIO hosted by Alex Huerta and live music on the patio.

702.202.6060107 E. Charleston Blvd. #155 (on the NW corner of Charleston and Art Way (Casino Center)
www.barbistroaf.com
www.theartsfactory.com

Nevada Public Radio
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Brian Paco Alvarez enculturating Las Vegas into the millennium...

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