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Evel Live in Las Vegas

Live event filming on Sunday July 8, 2018 behind Bally’s and at Caesar’s fountain.

Details at History and Caesar’s

East of Planet Hollywood

From the announcement:

The events are free and open to the public, and tickets are not required. The public can access the jumps in the lot behind Bally’s Las Vegas, Paris Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino beginning at 3:30 p.m. The public can access the jump at Caesars Palace beginning at 6 p.m.

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Las Vegas Events: Spring 2018

A Quick list of some free and other ticketed events coming to Las Vegas this spring (some winter).  I hope this is helpful for those looking for somethings to do besides the normal Vegas activities.
UNLV Spring Lectures.  ArchiveVarious lectures are scheduled during the 2nd semester at UNLV, there are community lectures available for any interested to attend.
January 29, 2018  Barrick Lecture Series: Dr. Michio Kaku “The Future of the Mind” 7:30 pm UNLV-Artemus Ham Concert Hall
February 16, 2018 Chinese New Year  Various events around Las Vegas for the Spring Festival and the year of the Dog.  For those who are curious; the Spring Festival is begins on the 2nd new moon after the winter solstice.

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Las Vegas Events: Fall 2017

Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival: October 13-15, 2017, Sunset Park.  ren poster-2017Las Vegas’ tribute to years of yore, not confined to any specific historic time frame or geographic location, a lot to see and take in from multiple interpretations of what is medieval or placed in the renaissance category (although I can’t remember any big showing that I could categorize as Age of Enlightenment genre; mostly dark ages).  Go to the website for admission prices.

Rose Regatta Dragon Boat Festival: October 14,  2017, Lake Las Vegas.  Continue reading ‘Las Vegas Events: Fall 2017’

Honey, The Les Paul is gone…

From the corner of Harmon and Paradise.

The four story sign is being donated to the Neon Museum after standing on the corner since 1990.

For Las Vegas movie land marks, this big Gibson guitar made it’s way into at least a few iconic scenes (ok, maybe one).

The guitar in ConAir was the stratocaster on the adjacent Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

UNLV Lectures

Archive
Here are some lectures that look interesting.  (Full list of talks are at https://www.unlv.edu/campuslife/lectures)
University Forum: Human Curiosity

… a talk by Mario Livio, an internationally known astrophysicist and bestselling author. The ability to ask “why?” makes us uniquely human….

University Forum: Tumultuous Road to the Constitution

… a talk by George William Van Cleve, Research Professor in Law and History, Seattle University School of Law. For…

University Forum: I Follow the Forest Flame Bird

… A Tropical Birding Adventure a talk by Stephen G. Brown, Barrick Scholar, Professor of English, UNLV. This presentation will take…

University Forum: Desert Cathedrals
…Rhetorical Structures That Make America a talk by Adam Bateman, artist and curator. In his presentation “Desert Cathedrals:..

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Year of the Rooster, Chinese New Year

rooster-40686_960_720January 28, 2017 is the second new moon after the shortest day, Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year.

For Las Vegas here are some events:

  • Chinese New Year in the Desert  Events are listed, some free, some ticketed.  Check their schedule.  Container Park and the Linq are locations for some of the events.
  • Lion and/or Dragon Dances:

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May the Fourth

StarwarsWednesday, May the Fourth is the unofficial Official Star Wars Day.  For those not aware, a typical parting phrase from the Star Wars movies is “May the Force be with you.”  I don’t recall any letters from the movie series, so who knows if characters signed letters that way.
Anyway, since the movie phrase closely resembles the day spoken in a certain way, that day is now Star Wars Day.  Cliffs notes here.
For the Las Vegas area here are a couple events scheduled:

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