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Las Vegas Philharmonic Falters in Pops Concert

Las Vegas Philharmonic Falters in Pops Concert

Reviewer: an OK concert that could have been much better.

Oh, that's right: Because it was a Las Vegas Philharmonic pops concert, it meant that Conductor/Music Director David Itkin would be wearing a white tuxedo jacket, leaving the black tails of a "formal" concert on the hangar.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Celtic Gathering and Highland Games This Weekend


A bit of the old country will take over Floyd Lamb State Park this weekend with the 8th annual Celtic Gathering and Highland Games.

The Las Vegas Celtic Society is hosting the games starting 9 a.m. Saturday. The event will include traditional Scottish heavy sporting events like hammer throwing, but there will also be games for kids, traditional Scottish and Irish dancing and music, whiskey and ale tastings, and drum major and piping band contests.

There are also events planned for Fremont Street Experience, including an attempt to set the world record for caber throwing. The toss is set for 8:10 p.m. Friday in front of the 1st Street Stage. Thirty-two cabers, long poles weighing around 157 pounds, will be thrown in an attempt to set a record.

For information on tickets and a list of events, go to lasvegascelticsociety.org.

Recycle Your Computer at Pre-Earth Day Fair

Recycle Your Computer at Pre-Earth Day Fair


Going green can be as easy turning in that old computer to be recycled.

Clark County invites you to get an early start on Earth Day by visiting the Government Center to recycle your old computers, drop off recyclables and learn about improving your home’s energy efficiency.

The county and its community partners are hosting an early Earth Day fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 at the Government Center rotunda in downtown Las Vegas at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. The event is free.

Participants in the fair include:

Bowling Meets Punk Rock Downtown for Memorial Day

Bowling Meets Punk Rock Downtown for Memorial Day

The Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival returns to downtown Las Vegas on Memorial Day weekend for its 14th year.

The festival was started in 1999 as a way to bring the independent music community together for an annual party. It has since grown into a three-day downtown festival that bills itself as a “punk rock party.” Founders Shawn and Mark Stern of BYO Records and SoCal band Youth Brigade spend countless hours scouring their record collections, memories and abilities to reach out to old friends and new to put together a new lineup every year.

Tickets are on sale now. Three-day passes cost $105 and cover Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28. Single-day tickets cost $42.50. To purchase tickets, register for Punk Rock Bowling and for more information, visit: www.punkrockbowling.com

Joining previously announced acts …

Academy of Country Music Events at a Glance

The Academy of Country Music Awards brings with it several free events downtown.

Academy of Country Music events at a glance

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Full Season of Broadway Shows Announced for Smith Center

Full Season of Broadway Shows Announced for Smith Center


Touring companies of some of Broadway’s biggest hits will come to The Smith Center over the next 15 months.

Headlined by “Wicked” in August, eight shows will comprise the center’s first full-length Brodway season. Two additional “season shows” were added as well. Season subscriptions go on sale early April. For details, visit www.TheSmithCenter.com/BroadwayLasVegas.

Broadway Las Vegas season subscribers see all of the season shows with benefits including the best seats at the best prices, the ability to keep seats from season to season, flexibility to change tickets dates and benefits from partners of The Smith Center.

The Broadway Las Vegas eight-show package begins at $207. Season add-on specials  begin at $24 per ticket. Tickets for individual performances will go on sale at a later date.