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Wine, Jazz Mingle at Golden Nugget Event

Wine, Jazz Mingle at Golden Nugget Event

 

Almost time to smell the roses – and the wine bouquet – this spring.

The Golden Nugget will host its Fourth Annual Spring Wine & Jazz Fest April 13-15. This three-day wine and jazz festival features poolside receptions, wine tastings, barrel and bottle samplings, cuisine pairings and a live wine auction.

Children's Museum Part of Doodle 4 Google

Children's Museum Part of Doodle 4 Google

The Lied Discovery Children's Museum is teaming up with the internet search giant Google for the Doodle 4 Google program.

The program encourages kids from kindergarten to high school seniors to create an artistic work then enter it into a contest. The winning art work will be displayed on Google's homepage, which is one of the most visited sites on the web, in May. Entries from southern Nevada will be displayed at Lied Discovery Children's Museum.

Interested artists can submit their work until March 23. The doodles will be judged by a panel that includes some of the biggest names in entertainment including Katy Perry and Jordin Sparks. After the field is narrowed, the general public will choose the best work from each age group. 

To enter artwork, go to doodle4google.com.

Double-Decker Buses Offer Shuttle Service for First Friday

Double-Decker Buses Offer Shuttle Service for First Friday

 

There is a new feature at First Friday.

The sightseeing bus company Open Top Sightseeing will be providing free shuttle services for the downtown festival. The double-decker buses will shuttle people between downtown and First Friday events at Arts District Hub and Fremont Street East.

There is free parking available for First Friday at Las Vegas City Hall, the County Government Building, the Golden Nugget and the Plaza Hotel.

The theme for this month’s First Friday arts festival is First Love.

Love in the Air for First Friday

Love in the Air for First Friday

 

Love is the theme for Friday’s First Friday festival.

The celebration is from 5 to 11 p.m., in the heart of the downtown arts district. This month’s festival includes a first love confession caboose, interactive exhibits for kids and two new shuttle stops.

The first love confession caboose is an actual train caboose that will be located at the corner of 3rd and Colorado Streets. It will be equipped with a video camera. Everyone is encouraged to tell the story of their first love. The video will be edited together and posted on the First Friday website. People who participate will get a rose for their sweetheart.

There will also be a Kids Zone at Casino Center and Colorado Avenue. The zone will feature interactive art for kids including the “Wish Wagon” and the “Fairy Museum.”

Smith Center to be Home to Arts Education

Smith Center to be Home to Arts Education

One of the most prestigious performing arts centers in the country wants to help students in southern Nevada receive an education in the arts.

The Kennedy Center of Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. is working with the Clark County School District and the Smith Center for the Performing Arts to make the soon-to-be-opened center a home to arts education.

The program is called Any Given Child. Officials from all three organizations involved announced the plans Friday. When the Smith Center opens in March, students from around southern Nevada will be bused there to watch plays, musicals and concerts. Performers will also regularly visit schools and hold workshops.

Darrel Ayers with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts says the center chose CCSD because the school district of its size needed something to give kids motivation to stay school.

Talib Kweli DJs at Insert Coins

A top hip-hop artist comes to Downtown.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal