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Sunday Outdoor Event at Smith Center Postponed

Sunday Outdoor Event at Smith Center Postponed

A 50 percent chance of rain is in the forecast for Sunday.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is up and running indoors, but the threat of rain has postponed a planned open house on Sunday, where local bands and artists were to inaugurate its outdoor lawn and park space.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Downtown 3rd Farmers Market Kicks Off

Downtown 3rd Farmers Market Kicks Off

Curtas: even without its full lineup, the market looks like a winner.

Something extraordinary started Friday morning in downtown Las Vegas: a confluence of fresh food and fun that might prove every bit as revolutionary as anything going on at the Mob Museum or the Smith Center. And it did so in something of a false start, in an ad hoc location, with only a fraction of the vendors that will one day make the Downtown 3rd Farmers Market a happening every chef and foodie in town will want to attend.

Read more at Eating Las Vegas

I'm Burning, I'm Burning, I'm Burning for You

I'm Burning, I'm Burning, I'm Burning for You

March's First Friday event in Downtown Las Vegas featured a replica of the annual Burning Man festivities in northern Nevada. "Lucky Lady Lucy" is shown here ready for the evening and then later as she is set ablaze.

Seven Authors on the Schedule for Book Festival

The free event will feature readings.

Light some candles and get in the mood as the Vegas Valley Book Festival celebrates romance writing in America with seven best-selling romance authors.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas' Homage to Burning Man Set for Friday

Las Vegas' Homage to Burning Man Set for Friday

Borrowing a northern Nevada tradition, First Friday brings the blaze downtown.

Starting at 6:15 p.m. Friday, fire dancers, fire handlers and other fire-related performers will start the final countdown for the burning of Lucky Lady Lucy, a giant wooden showgirl.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Summer Camp Registration Opens Early at Lied Museum

Summer Camp Registration Opens Early at Lied Museum

 

It’s never too early to think about how to entertain the kids during the summer.

Registration recently opened for summer camps at Lied Discovery Children’s Museum. The museum has expanded its summer programming offerings in 2012 to include a variety of interactive weekly summer camps for local families. Campers will investigate, invent, experiment, interpret, strategize, discover and share what they’ve learned.

Weekly camps sessions begin the week of June 11 and run through the week of August 13. Morning and afternoon sessions are available, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for children ages 6-9 and 10-12. A wide variety of camp themes are available, including Living and Working in Space, Science Detective, Amazing Animals, Mystery of Puppetry, Grossology and many more.