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Las Vegas

After a gunman unloads on an audience at the Route 91 country music festival, things are slowly returning to normal.

59 deaths and over 500 injured, it is hard to comprehend how someone can make a decision to act like this.

Sitting in a room on the 32nd floor and firing indiscriminately at a crowd 400 yards away across the Las Vegas Strip. A cowardly act of manslaughter, he had no idea he would hit, just a random group of humans.  A person by all accounts was apolitical, kept to himself, gambled; he was not registered to vote in Clark County- not on the voter roles for precinct 2775. Continue reading ‘Las Vegas’


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:

Continue reading ‘Year of the Rooster, Chinese New Year’

Nevada License Plates

nevada2Some new details on the eight-year replacement cycle for standard Nevada license plates.

I’ve posted about this before, here.

The cost is now reported to be an $8 fee for the reissued plate.

Again, I would like to reiterate that this program does not provide any added benefit to the citizens of the state.

Enforce the current laws and regulations regarding legibility of license plates; we don’t need a DMV budget item along with a fee to replace all license plates every 8 years.

May 7, 2016 – Free Comic Book Day

FCBD 2015The first Saturday of May brings Free Comic Book Day.    A day to go out and support local shops.  Each shop determines how to distribute the free comics; typically a limit of 3 per person is a normal approach.  The comics are generally samples and introductions; for the past few years only a couple publishers have submitted complete stories (albeit short form).  Stop in and support your local shops with a purchase while you’re there.

Find a participating comic book shop in your area here.

Some highlights from the comics announced include Marvel Civil War II Edition; which looks to pique interest of movie goers and expose them to the comic book universe of Marvel.FCBD Civil WarDC is thinking pretty much the same thing to promote the Suicide Squad with a likely tie in to the upcoming movie.FCBD Suicide Squad.jpgOther books include: Dr Who, Legend of Korra, Assassins Creed, Street Fighter, Sonic, Pokemon to name a few.  Enough variety for most.  And I almost forgot: Grumpy Cat has a FCBD edition.fcbd grumpy cat.jpg Continue reading ‘May 7, 2016 – Free Comic Book Day’

Parking in Downtown Las Vegas

For Las Vegas parking is usually free with one exception: Downtown.  Like most cities the downtown area has parking meters and lots with hourly/daily rates.  The Las Vegas Strip is currently free, even though MGM is getting negative feedback on their decision to start charging for parking.

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If you have to go downtown, there is a map to show you where the parking meters are located and the times of enforcement.  You can now avoid those if you choose, and walk to your destination.  Most Downtown casinos have validation policies for their parking garages, or you can use the valet (usually complimentary) and save some money by tipping for the service.

Las Vegas Spring Happenings

The Southern Nevada Calendar has been updated with several events coming up.  Some highlights are listed below.  Most are ticketed, some are multi-day events; so check the links for information and starting times.

March 4 – 6, 2016 Nascar Weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. LVMS Stratosphere Pole Day (Friday, March 4), Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race (Saturday, March 5) and Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race (Sunday, March 6).

March 4 – 8, 2016 West Coast Basketball Tournament at the Orleans Arena Continue reading ‘Las Vegas Spring Happenings’

December Events

December 12, 2015 – December to Remember at the Neon Museum.  Free.  Ornament making in the Boneyard Park will be from 2-5 p.m.  There will be a photo opportunity with Santa in the North Gallery from 2-5 p.m.  To wrap up the evening, the Las Vegas Academy carolers will perform from 5-6 p.m. in the Neon Boneyard!

Las Vegas Cultural Corridor is having a December to Remember.  Events are listed here.  Most are activities included with general admission at venues.  It says family friendly activities, but I don’t see the Repeal Day Party at the Mob Museum as very family friendly (December 5).

Cosmopolitan Ice Rink. $10 for skating, $5 for skate rental.  Through January 3rd.  It seems pretty small, but fun.

Ethel M Cactus Garden.  Cacti strung with lights.  Admission is free.  See link for details.

Cowboy Christmas.  December 3 thru 12, 9am to 5pm.  South Halls of Las Vegas Convention Center.  Free admission, but parking at the convention center or surrounding areas charge.

Santa’s Electric Parade. December 5, 4:30 pm.  Nevada Way starting at Colorado St. Boulder City.


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