JULY LISTINGS AT SOUTH POINT HOTEL, CASINO & SPA
Spin 2 Win *JUST ADDED*
Play Spin 2 Win every Monday through Thursday throughout the entire month of July. Guests who earn 500 same day points on slots or 2,000 same day points on video poker can qualify to play Spin 2 Win. With a maximum of four spins a day, guest can win 2,500 points, 5,000 points, 10,000 points, 25,000 points, 50,000 points, or 100,000 points, or $5, $10, $25, $50 or $100 in free play.
Fully Loaded Flushes
On Fridays, South Point will host a Fully Loaded Flush progressive jackpot that will pay out when a player makes a seven-card flush of a particular suit in Texas Hold’em. Poker players have the chance to win one of four separate jackpots that will start at $500. Each jackpot will increase $250 each week that it is not hit.
Monday through Thursday each week South Point will host a Flush Rush Promotion that will pay out $100 when a player makes an ace high flush, $500 for a straight flush and $1,250 for a royal flush if it is the designated suit of the day in Texas Hold’em. This promotion will be active from 12:00 am Monday morning until 11:59 on Thursday night.
High Hand of the Hour
Every Saturday and Sunday, South Point will pay out the highest hand that is made each hour. From 1 am to 12 pm, the payouts are $100 per hour. From 1 pm to 12 am, the payouts will be $200 per hour. Any hours that do not have a qualifier will have the money carried over to the next hour.
50+ Prime Time Mondays *JUST ADDED*
Available all day every Monday, guests can play half-point bingo when using player points. Players can redeem vouchers for bingo at the Club Booth, and vouchers must be used the day of issuance. If unable to use, players can return it to the Club Booth and points will be reinstated to the player card. Not valid on holidays or during bingo special events. All redemptions require club card and photo ID and players must be 21 years of age or older. Management reserves all rights and can cancel promotion at any time.
Wish Ball Bingo *JUST ADDED*
Every Tuesday and Thursday in July at 1, 3, 7 and 9 p.m., South Point will host Wish Ball Bingo. Guests can win $1,000 if they get a bingo on B-7 or can win $500 with a bingo on any number ending in 7. Offer is not available on Tuesday, July 21.
South Point Bingo
Bingo games are available every Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and every Sunday at 1 and 3 p.m. Games include four $1,000 coveralls. Electronic players must purchase a 4-pack minimum to play.
VSiN Online Newsletter
Vegas Stats and Information Network (VSiN) offers sports betting super fans the chance to receive a daily newsletter sent through email. The newsletter will keep fans current on breaking news, share the show’s daily lineup of special guests and include exclusive commentary from expert commentators including Brent Musburger, Gill Alexander, Chris Andrews, Norm Clark, Vinny Magliulo, Jimmy Vaccaro and more. For more information and to sign up for the daily email newsletter, please visit VSiN’s.
For more information on upcoming gaming promotions, please visit South Point Casino’s website.
Wine of the Month
Throughout July, Don Vito’s, Silverado Steak House and Zenshin will host a wine of the month special featuring bottles of wine for $20 per bottle. Guests can choose between Milbrandt Vineyards 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon and Milbrandt Vineyards 2018 Chardonnay. For each bottle sold, $1 will benefit local students through the Epicurean Charitable Foundation. For more information about the foundation please head to www.ecflv.org. The Wine of the Month is available for guests 21 years and older with a valid ID.
Any time, day or night, the Coronado Café has something for everyone. The expansive American menu offers breakfast, lunch, or dinner 24 hours a day, and the Chinese kitchen offers delectable authentic dishes for lunch, dinner and late-night dining. Wake up to a bottomless cup of freshly brewed coffee, Eggs Benedict smothered with scratch-made hollandaise or a crisp Belgian waffle prepared to order. The prices, variety and quality cannot be beat, from the Coronado Burger to the Wor Won Ton Soup.
Hours: Seven days a week, 24 hours
Del Mar Deli
Del Mar Deli at South Point Hotel features a variety of soups, salads and sandwiches. Enjoy specials like pizza or corned beef, roast beef and pastrami sandwiches. Get a little taste of New York with Bagels fresh daily from The Bagel Cafe. Del Mar Deli is the place to go for a quick bite.
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
When Italian cuisine strikes your fancy, Don Vito’s is the place to whet your appetite. Our culinary team starts with the freshest ingredients and transforms them into traditional favorites Don Vito’s regulars rave about. Start with a Caprese style salad of ripe tomatoes, fresh basil and mozzarella Chef Matthew Rios makes by hand. Same great quality, lower prices. Two Course meal starting at $15
Hours: Seven days a week, 5 – 10 p.m.
With a colorful design and a bright, welcoming atmosphere, South Point’s Garden Buffet offers a wide array of selections for unbeatable prices. Choose from six live cooking stations, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Barbecue, Chinese and Seafood dishes, or customize your own creation at the Mongolian Grill. Pricing can be found HERE.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Michael’s Gourmet Room
Las Vegas visitors and residents alike know that Michael’s gourmet room has been one of the finest restaurants in all of Las Vegas. For over 20 years, this intimate, 50-seat gourmet room has earned accolades galore. Its many prestigious honors awarded by the country’s premier restaurant reviewers and dining surveys attest to its excellence not only in menu but also in service and style.
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 5 – 10 p.m.
Silverado Steak House
Following the tradition of Las Vegas’s fine dining steakhouses, the Silverado Steak House offers the charm and service that discerning patrons have come to expect. Hand painted mural scenes and vintage photographs line the walls above plush high backed booths, providing an intimate meal in an elegant yet unpretentious setting.
Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 5 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Friday – Saturday, 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Steak ‘n Shake
Steak ‘n Shake’s founder pioneered the concept of premium burgers and milk shakes, and for over 75 years the company’s name has been symbolic of its heritage. In 2010 the first Steak ‘n Shake in Nevada opened inside South Point Hotel & Casino and has been serving Steakburgers and Milkshakes daily. Guests can also enjoy half priced shakes and drinks during the daily happy hours from 1 – 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. to close.
Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday – Saturday, 12 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Owner and Chef Extraordinaire Terence Fong, along with Chef Yoji Shimonishi have collaborated on Zenshin to make it the consummate destination dining pleasure and experience featuring Contemporary Asian Cuisine.
Hours: Seven days a week, 2 – 10 p.m.
Promotions: Happy Hour
4 – 6 p.m. and 9 – 10 p.m.
50 Minute Soft as a Peach Body Treatment with Deep Kneading Massage – $145
Guest’s arms, shoulders, back and neck are warmly nestled and prepped for a massage with a cucumber fresca infused, steaming towel wrap – fresh, crisp and clean. Then, guests can enjoy a relaxing, deep kneading massage with a custom blended peach, ginger and black currant extract.
80 Minute Bahama Mama Massage with Hands and Foot Treatment- $190
Begin with a Clementine sparkling soak that envelops skin in antioxidant-rich grapeseed oil. Next, guests will enjoy silky-fine softness with a pineapple coconut shea butter sugar scrub revealing glowing, quenched skin. A mango-melon shea butter massage will top off the treatment.
50 Minute Mango Breeze Refresher Facial – $140
This treatment begins with a green tea extract cleanse before skin is lightly misted with an aronia fruit extract and rose water tonic to provide a flawless filter effect that helps make pores appear as if they have vanished. Complexion is then treated to a mango butter and mango extract exfoliation, with poppy seeds thrown in to add an extra silky polish. A coconut and palm oil wrap is nestled around the face – aiding in comfort for sunburns or irritated skin with nourishing vitamin E. Then, skin drinks in a banana and turmeric mask to visibly reduce the look of fine lines. Guests can unwind with a brightening serum to help even skin tone, paired with an advanced peptide and retinol time-release moisturizer. Finish this delectable treatment with an under-eye firming serum.
Lalicious Peachy Keen Manicure and Pedicure – $130
Luxuriously fragranced with fresh fruity florals, Peachy Keen is a bright scent that will uplift the senses. Pure cane sugar gently exfoliates and awakens youthful skin. Shea butter and aloe vera infused in our body butter nourishes and deeply moisturizes, leaving skin deliciously soft and glowing.
For more information on upcoming spa promotions, please visit South Point Casino’s website.
About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point Hotel will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a separate race and sports book area, 11 restaurants, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room, world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon, a 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment, a 700-seat Bingo room, a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex, a state-of-the-art 64-lane bowling center, a 52,000-square foot Conference Center and an 80,000-square foot Exhibit Hall. South Point Hotel is also home to the Tournament Bowling Plaza, a multi-million dollar professional bowling tournament facility. In addition, South Point Hotel has the finest equestrian event facility in the country. The 240,000 square feet of event space features three climate-controlled arenas, vet clinic, feed store, more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.
“Official Hotel and Casino of Las Vegas Motor Speedway” and sponsor of the September 2020 Las Vegas NASCAR Monster Energy cup race, South Point 400. In addition, South Point’s Sports Book is home of Vegas Stats & Information Network” (VSiN), where you can listen to the broadcast on SiriusXM 204 and watch the video livestream on VSiN.com.
Lee Greenwood’s American Anthem “God Bless the U.S.A.” Tops Billboard Digital Song Sales Chart
Single Hits No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales Chart for the First Time in History
Lee Greenwood, Grammy award-winning American patriot, known for his world famous anthem, “God Bless the U.S.A” has earned the No.1 position on Billboard Magazine’s Digital Song Sales Chart for the first time ever. The decorated single rose from No. 50 to No.1 on the July 18-dated ranking with a 366% surge to 15,000 units sold in the week ending on July 9.
Greenwood recently teamed up with award winning music group, Home Free and The United States Air Force Band on a new version of the acclaimed song which has garnered over 30 million views on Facebook and countless views and listens on YouTube and various streaming platforms. Check it out HERE.
“I’m always humbled to see how “God Bless The U.S.A.” resonates with the American spirit of pride and love of country,” said Greenwood. “Thank you Proud Americans for using “God Bless The U.S.A.” as you celebrated our wonderful country – it is still the best place on earth!”
“God Bless the U.S.A” frequents various Billboard charts and now stands tall at No.1, the American staple single which reached No. 7 on the Hot Country Songs chart in 1984 upon being released, has jumped to 2.6 Million U.S streams in the tracking week.
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About Lee Greenwood:
Throughout his expansive career, international country music icon Lee Greenwood has earned multiple CMA and ACM Awards, a Grammy Award for Top Male Vocal Performance on “I.O.U,” in 1985, and a multitude of other prestigious award nominations. His discography includes twenty-two studio albums, seven compilation albums, seven No. 1 hits and thirty-eight singles including songs like “It Turns Me Inside Out,” “Ring On Her Finger Time on Her Hands,” “She’s Lyin’,” “I Don’t Mind the Thorns if You’re the Rose,” “Dixie Road,” “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” “Going Going Gone,” “You Got A Good Love Comin’,” among others.
His stand-out hit “God Bless the U.S.A.” has been in the top five on the country singles charts three times (1991, 2001 and 2003), giving it the distinction of being the only song in any genre of music to achieve that feat. It reached the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart shortly after 9/11. Known for his stand-out patriotism and support of the U.S. Military, Greenwood has been honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s National Patriot’s Award, and entertained troops on more than 30 USO Tours.
Greenwood was appointed to the council of the National Endowment for the Arts in 2008 by President George W. Bush, confirmed by the United States Senate, and continues to serve on the NEA at the pleasure of the President. His latest book release is a children’s book called Proud To Be An American, which is currently available in stores, on Amazon and leegreenwood.com.
Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas Selects
Betfred USA Sports to Operate Sportsbook
Betfred USA Sports has been selected as the Sportsbook operator inside Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. The announcement of this strategic partnership comes one week after Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) unveiled the name and logo for its first Las Vegas destination. The Sportsbook will be part of Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas’ 60,000-square foot premium gaming venue, located within Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton™.
“We’re excited to work with Betfred, one of the leading Sportsbook operators in the UK and Europe,” said Aviram Alroy, Vice President of Interactive Gaming at MGE. “Our affiliation will introduce new and attractive competition to the Las Vegas market. Betfred will create a seamless and best-in-class experience on our gaming floor, which will cater to both domestic and international visitors.”
The Las Vegas-based Betfred USA Sports was created in 2019 by Betfred Group specifically to enter the robust and ever-expanding U.S. sports betting market. The Betfred Sports branded Sportsbook inside Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas will include luxury seating, a state-of-the-art video wall, and over-the-counter wagering, as well as self-serve kiosks. This partnership marks the company’s fourth U.S. Sportsbook, following properties in Iowa, Colorado, and Pennsylvania. Online sports betting products will accompany each venue location, including in Nevada.
“Given our collaboration with two outstanding operators in Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment and Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, we are confident that our first foray into the Las Vegas Sportsbook market will be a great success,” said Betfred Group’s Chief Operating Officer, Mark Stebbings.“Through our shared expertise, we will be offering a top class service for sports bettors in the entertainment capital of the world.”
Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas’ eight-month renovation is currently underway, and the re-imagined Las Vegas lifestyle casino resort is slated to open in Fall 2020, subject to all regulatory approvals.
About Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is a state-of-the-art lifestyle casino operated by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), master developer of awe-inspiring integrated entertainment resorts (IER) worldwide. Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas signifies the first tribal casino presence in the prestigious Las Vegas market, featuring a 60,000-square foot gaming venue located within Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, a Curio Collection by Hilton. For more information on Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas or MGE properties, please visit www.mohegangaming.com.
About Betfred USA Sports
Betfred USA Sports is the wholly owned US subsidiary of Betfred Group, a Warrington, United Kingdom based bookmaker that owns and operates over 1500 betting shops in the UK as well as industry leading online and mobile products in the UK and Spain. Betfred Group, founded by brothers Fred and Peter Done in 1967, created Las Vegas based Betfred USA Sports in 2019 specifically to enter the robust and ever-expanding US sports betting market. Betfred USA Sports, a proud sportsbook sponsor of the Denver Broncos, is currently a licensed operator in Iowa, Pennsylvania and Colorado, with Nevada coming soon pending regulatory approval.
About Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment
Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) is a master developer and operator of premier global integrated entertainment resorts, including Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, Inspire in Incheon, South Korea and Niagara Casinos in Niagara, Canada. MGE is owner, developer, and/or manager of integrated entertainment resorts throughout the United States, including Connecticut, New Jersey, Washington, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, as well as Northern Asia and Niagara Falls, Canada, and coming soon pending regulatory approval, Las Vegas, Nevada. MGE is owner and operator of Connecticut Sun, a professional basketball team in the WNBA and New England Black Wolves, a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. For more information on MGE and our properties, visit www.mohegangaming.com.
About Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is a reimagined and re-conceptualized casino resort, slated to open in Fall 2020. The property will be a part of the Curio Collection by Hilton™. The integrated resort will intermix a passion for food and beverage with music and culture. The resort will feature three hotel towers totaling over 1,500 Chambers and suites; a 60,000 sq. ft. Mohegan Sun Casino operated by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment; a five-acre tropical paradise resort pool area; 117,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor meeting and events space; live music and entertainment venue operated by AEG Presents with a capacity of 4,500+; and a portfolio of 12 dining venues including the iconic Nobu and luxury steakhouse MB Steak. The property is owned by JC Hospitality, LLC, in partnership with Juniper Capital Partners, Virgin Group, LiUNA, Fengate Asset Management, Dream and Orlando Development. The off-Strip playground, located at 4455 Paradise Road, is currently closed for renovations. For more information, visit https://virginhotels.com/las-vegas/.
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About Curio Collection by Hilton
Curio Collection by Hilton is an upper-upscale, global portfolio of more than 90 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts. Curio Collection properties offer travelers authentic, curated experiences through distinctly local offerings and elevated amenities, while providing the benefits of Hilton and its award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors. Read the latest brand and hotel stories at newsroom.hilton.com/curio, and connect with Curio Collection on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Hearts Alive Village Animal Rescue Opens the First Nonprofit, Full-Service Veterinary Clinic in Nevada
Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas (HAVLV) is opening a low-cost, high-quality veterinary clinic in Las Vegas, Nevada this fall. The full-service clinic located at 3250 N Decatur, will provide reasonably priced veterinary care to community animals as well as adoptable animals through the rescue and other nonprofit rescue organizations.
It is estimated roughly 140,000 people living with pets in the Las Vegas area struggle to meet the basic needs of their families. Too often, pet parents are forced to make a difficult decision. Faced with unreasonable veterinary bills, many owners will either have to let their pet suffer or euthanize them for a treatable condition. Some owners will surrender their pets to the shelter in the hopes that they will be cared for. Sadly, the outcome is often tragic for animals entering the shelter with an emergency medical condition.
Since day one, Hearts Alive Village has been focused on keeping pets in their original homes whenever possible. This is a concept called “community sheltering.” Through our pet food pantry, Kendall’s Kupboard, we provide food for approximately 1,000 families struggling financially. Over the last five years, Hearts Alive Village has received roughly 25 calls per week asking for assistance with medical costs. Though several outside veterinary clinics have generously worked with the organization to provide more affordable care, not having our own clinic has seriously limited the number of animals Hearts Alive Village can help. “No animal should ever suffer or be surrendered because of their parent’s inability to afford veterinary care,” said Executive Director Christy Stevens. “Every year, tens of thousands of animals find themselves in our valley’s shelters and rescues. This clinic will allow us to provide a more comprehensive solution for at-risk animals, preventing those pets from entering the system in the first place.”
The Pet Adoption and Wellness center is at the corner of Cheyenne and Decatur, strategically located to serve the population that needs it most. This 8393 square foot building is on .66 acres of land and is comprised of a full-service veterinary clinic, grooming facility, and boarding facility.
The Veterinary Clinic will provide:
- Vaccinations and other preventative care
- Diagnostics including bloodwork, x-ray, and ultrasound
- Spay and neuter
- General surgery
- Dental care
- Basic dermatology
- Geriatric care
- Humane euthanasia
- A certified fear free environment
The full-service grooming facilities include tables, baths, kennels, and dryers with accommodations for up to 2 groomers. As an adoption center, 40 living spaces will provide certified fear free sheltering and rehabilitation for homeless dogs and cats and limited boarding for people and their pets experiencing a crisis.
There will be at least one full-time vet on staff along with certified vet technicians, veterinary assistants, animal care attendants, groomers, animal enrichment specialists, and an intake manager. A number of local for-profit veterinarians have offered their services pro-bono to assist at the clinic as well.
The clinic is not meant to be a competitor of for-profit veterinary clinics, but rather a resource for those who cannot afford to patronize them or are unable to qualify for credit. Clients will be pre-screened for financial need and services will be available to those meeting specific criteria. This will allow Hearts Alive Village to be a resource not only to the community, but to veterinary clinics unable to provide services at a discount.
Although our low costs will make care available to a wider population, there will still be pet owners who have no ability to pay. The Village Fund is a program used to provide free veterinary care for owners who are unable to afford even our low-cost services. This funding will come from grants and community donations.
Community support will be essential to the clinic’s success and we have launched a Veterinary Equipment Drive to stock the clinic with everything from an Ultrasound machine to digital thermometers. Donors can select items to donate at: www.heartsalivevillage.shop
“A preventative resource is the best medicine for the crisis animals are facing in our community.” said Stevens. “For us, it has to be about more than rescue.”
About: Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas (HAVLV) is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to secure loving and stable homes for dogs and cats at risk of being lost in the shelter system. The multidimensional organization provides a variety of programs including; Kendall’s Kupboard a pet food pantry, Charlie Mike a program that matches veterans with support animals, and provides access to resources like training, financial assistance for veterinary costs and more, Foster & Adoption Program where strays, animals acquired from shelters, and owner surrenders are placed in foster homes until forever homes are secured, Humane Education to youth groups throughout the valley teaching responsible pet ownership, safety, and empathy, Pet Supplies offers new and gently used pet items such as toys, beds and more, and their newly opened Pet Adoption and Wellness Center. HAVLV’s headquarters is located at Hearts Alive Village Adoption Center and Pet Supplies, 1750 South Rainbow Unit #4 Las Vegas, NV.
THE ICONIC LAS VEGAS GREAT SANTA RUN TO SUPPORT OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE WILL GO VIRTUAL FOR THE 2020 EVENT.
Opportunity Village has taken into consideration recommendations from the CDC, elected officials, and past participants regarding the 2020 Las Vegas Great Santa Run. The decision has been made to make the upcoming event a virtual run for the health and safety of participants.
The Las Vegas Great Santa Run returns for its 16th year in a brand-new format, virtual! Historically the largest single-day fundraising event for Opportunity Village, the organization and Las Vegas Great Santa Run officials took into account recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Governor , and ultimately decided a virtual race would be best for the health and safety of all involved. Mr. Claus penned an open letter to race officials, encouraging folks to stay involved with Opportunity Village and participate in their jolly race — not only to stay on his ‘nice’ list, but to also work off those impending holiday cookies. “Hard to social distance those delicious things with some cold milk,” Santa said.
Those interested in participating can register at www.LVSantaRun.com for just $30 beginning July 13th. Runners and walkers will receive a medal, downloadable bib, swag bag and Santa suit (while supplies last) and can complete a 5K or 1-mile course of their choosing from December 5 – 26, 2020. Registrants will have the option of picking up their packets as early as November 30th or can elect to have their packets mailed out during registration for a small fee. We encourage those participating to further support Opportunity Village by creating a fundraiser and having friends and family participate in the event with you.
Known as one of Las Vegas’ most jolly fun runs, the internationally recognized Las Vegas Great Santa Run raises funds and awareness for Opportunity Village’s programs and services, which provide unparalleled opportunities, enrichment and support to nearly 2,000 Southern Nevada residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Last year’s 15th annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run registered 6,644 Santa participants from all across the world, including six countries and 43 states. The holiday event is one of the largest of its kind in the world. The 2020 Las Vegas Great Santa Run is presented by Circle K.
We will be announcing some fun contests and prizes over the next few months as we gear up for the 16th annual event. Please follow The Las Vegas Great Santa Run on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay in the know. The event will be filled with interactive components that runners and walkers can participate in if they wish.
There will be volunteer help needed leading up to the event, to learn more about these opportunities click here.
Those interested in sponsoring should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for opportunities available.
About Opportunity Village
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families.
Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than six decades later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.
Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves nearly 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.
Opportunity Village clients – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.6 million in 2018. They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.
Nevada’s Frey Ranch Distillery releases inaugural Straight Rye Whiskey
The Bottled-in-Bond, 100% Rye Whiskey launches in its home state this summer
Frey Ranch Distillery is pleased to announce the release of its inaugural Straight Rye Whiskey (50% ABV, $59.99 SRP), available now throughout the distillery’s home state of Nevada. Frey Ranch Straight Rye Whiskey holds the coveted “bottled-in-bond” designation, which requires that a spirit is produced by a single distiller within one season, aged for a minimum of four years in a bonded warehouse and bottled at precisely 100-proof. Batches one and two will be released in extremely limited quantities, with 3,000 and 2,400 bottles available from each batch, respectively. The release of Frey Ranch Straight Rye Whiskey follows the distillery’s debut of its Straight Bourbon Whiskey in December of 2019, an expression that was awarded 90 points by Wine Enthusiast.
Located in northern Nevada’s Lake Tahoe Watershed, Frey Ranch Distillery grows, malts, and distills 100 percent of its whiskey grains on-site for consistent quality as a point of pride. The Frey family has a history of farming in the region that dates back to 1854 which lives on today through Frey Ranch CEO, co-founder, and “Whiskey Farmer,” Colby Frey, who started the distillery in 2006 with his wife and co-founder, Ashley. The Freys work closely alongside Master Distiller and Certified Crop Advisor, Russell Wedlake, to carefully oversee each stage of the production process, “From Ground to Glass™.”
Frey Ranch Straight Rye Whiskey has a mash bill of 100 percent Winter Cereal Rye and maintains a smooth, complex flavor that sets it apart from the pepper-forward flavor profile found in many ryes. This versatility makes for a flavorful whiskey that can be enjoyed on its own or in a cocktail.
“As our rye was aging, we knew we had something special on our hands based on the reactions of those who sampled it,” says Colby Frey. “Nearly everyone commented on its smoothness and how easy it is to sip, which is rare for a 100 percent rye mash bill. We’re very proud of how our first-ever Straight Rye Whiskey turned out and can’t wait to share it with consumers.”
FREY RANCH STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY
(50% ABV, 750 ml, $59.99 SRP)
Nose: Intense notes of wood and rye spice, vanilla, and caramel lead into a glorious perfume of grapefruit zest, almond, and honey
Palate: Full-bodied and buttery with plenty of black pepper spice and ginger up front; a long, lingering finish brings velvety honey, raisin, and cacao nibs
Frey Ranch Straight Rye Whiskey is available at Total Wine & More and Lee’s Liquor locations throughout Nevada. It is carried in Las Vegas at Liquor World, Liquor Lineup, and Khoury’s Fine Wine & Spirits.
Follow Frey Ranch Distillery on social media to keep up with the latest news and announcements.
Instagram: @freyranchdistillery | Facebook: @freyranchdistillery | Twitter: @freyranch
About Frey Ranch Distillery
Frey Ranch Distillery was founded in 2006 by Colby and Ashley Frey on the Frey family’s 1,500-acre farm in Fallon, Nev. The family has a deep history of farming in northern Nevada that dates back over 150 years and continues today with Frey Ranch Distillery, the state’s only distillery to grow 100 percent of its whiskey grains on-site. Frey Ranch is a year-round working farm that also offers tours and tastings to the public every Saturday from 12 – 4 p.m. To learn more, visit freyranch.com.
Adventuredome Extends Popular Local Discount Through July 31
Southern Nevadans can receive 20 percent off admission to iconic amusement park
By demand, Circus Circus Las Vegas has extended its popular local discount through the end of July.
The iconic indoor 5-acre amusement park is now open to the public with hours of operation from 10 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. As part of the promotion, which launched in June, Southern Nevada locals with proof of ID are eligible to receive a 20 percent discount to the amusement park between 10 a.m. to Noon daily.
Amid current local and state regulations, the Adventuredome is committed to keeping its park clean, safe and fun for employees and guests. Capacity is currently reduced on all rides and attractions to allow for appropriate social distancing. All employees are required to wear facemasks, which is optional and encouraged for guests. Touchless hand sanitizers are also placed around the park and at each ticket booth, as cleaning teams are elevating normal routines of disinfecting all park elements.
Among its many attractions, Adventuredome guests are encouraged to visit the Carnival Midway where they can play a huge selection of games and win premium prizes.
Circus Circus reopened on June 4 following its temporary closure due to COVID-19 restrictions. Currently, on the Circus Circus grounds, various gambling options, venues and restaurants are open as well as a renovated Slots A Fun Casino space and enhanced guest check-in to the Circus Circus RV Park.
About Circus Circus Las Vegas
Circus Circus Las Vegas is a privately owned hotel and casino that offers dining, shopping, entertainment and more than 101,000 square feet of gaming space. A family favorite Las Vegas resort since its inception, Circus Circus provides affordable rates for its nearly 4,000 guest rooms in its lodge, tower rooms, suites and RV Park, and family-fun activities ranging from the thrills of The Adventuredome theme park to live circus acts right on the casino floor. For information visit www.circuscircus.com, or follow the property on social media: Facebook: Facebook.com/CircusCircus; and Twitter, Instagram @CircusVegas
TRAPT’s Latest Album Shadow Work Available Now
Stream Shadow Work on ffm.to/shadowwork and Other Digital Services
Famed American rock band, TRAPT released their eighth studio album Shadow Work Friday, July 3rd via The Label Group/INgrooves. The first three singles “Tell Me How You Really Feel,” “Far Enough Away” and “Make It Out Alive,” boast powerful patriotic lyrics and were made available leading up to the highly anticipated album release date. “Make It Out Alive” is dedicated to every American that is doing the best that they can to keep spirits elevated during the pandemic.
“The concept of Shadow Work is trying your best to understand and then accept the darkest parts of yourself,” expresses Chris Taylor Brown. “Doing your best to keep those parts as close to you as you can and align them with the ideal version of you. The dark side holds a lot of power, if one can harness it in this way. We all need to truly know who we are and accept and love all parts of us, the good, bad and the ugly. I did a lot of soul searching at the same time I was writing new songs for ‘Shadow Work.’ These songs are like a diary for the last few years of my life. Musically, these songs flowed from the heart. The music would capture an emotion and I would then do my best to tell the story, those emotions brought out in me, with the lyrics.”
For the past 18 years, Chris Taylor Brown has been the lead vocalist behind hits such as “Headstrong,” “Echo,” “Contagious,” and “Stand Up.” As a strong conservative, Chris Taylor Brown has not backed down during times of uncertainty and remains expressive on his political beliefs. As acclaim for their latest album skyrockets, fans take notice of TRAPT and look forward to future albums.
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‘Shadow Work’ Track Listing:
1. Make It Out Alive [VIDEO]
2. I Want To Want What I Want
3. Tell Me How You Really Feel
4. Too Little Too Late
5. Far Enough Away [LISTEN]
6. Turn Me Around Again
7. Trying Too Hard
8. Let Me Down Slowly
9. Too Far Away
10. Get You Back
11. Hold And Be Held
View TRAPT’s “Make It Out Alive” lyric video: youtu.be/xe-SNnV28z8.
TRAPT is an American rock band that formed in Los Gatos, California, in 1997, best known for its chart-topping 2002 single “Headstrong”. The group consists of lead vocalist Chris Taylor Brown, bassist Peter “Pete” Charell, guitarist Brendan Hengle and drummer Adam Prentice. They have released seven studio albums to date: Amalgamation (1999), Trapt (2002), Someone in Control (2005), Only Through the Pain (2008), No Apologies (2010), Reborn (2013), and DNA (2016).
Circa Resort & Casino Reveals New Details For Multi-Level Pool Amphitheater, Stadium Swim
When Circa Resort & Casino opens its doors in Downtown Las Vegas on October 28, it will debut Stadium Swim, a multi-level destination pool amphitheater operating 365 days a year that’s primed to become one of the most exciting pool experiences in the country. For Stadium Swim renderings, click here.
Overlooking both Downtown Las Vegas and The Strip, Stadium Swim’s bold design will house a massive screen for sports fans and sunseekers to catch games and entertainment of all kinds. The venue also will feature state-of-the-art Ultraviolet Light (UVL) sanitation and water-recirculation patterns, providing guests with the cleanest and healthiest public pool experience in Las Vegas.
Stadium Swim reservations are now live at https://circalasvegas.com/stadium-swim/ and can be booked using an interactive 3D map.
“We’re building Stadium Swim to be unlike any pool in existence today and to reinvent the Vegas pool party, 365 days a year,” said Circa’s CEO Derek Stevens. “I can promise there will be no better location in the world to watch a big game than at Stadium Swim – even better than at the game itself. Beyond sports, it will be a great place to catch sun and listen to music, and I believe it will be a destination experience that inspires trips to Las Vegas.”
Serving as the backdrop of the multifunctional pool space, a 135 x 41-foot, 14-million-megapixel LED screen will broadcast major games and popular televised events. To keep the party going, local artists will helm Stadium Swim’s DJ booth with a daily roster of upbeat music. Additionally, two swim-up bars on the pool deck’s lower level will enable guests to order a beverage without leaving the water.
Designed by Steelman Partners, the multi-tiered outdoor amphitheater will boast six pools and two spas, with 15,756 square feet of wet space. Each body of water will be a different temperature ranging from 78 to 94 degrees depending on weather conditions. The fifth-level pools will be heated to a temperature of 104 degrees on colder days, providing guests with an après ski-like sensation, all while in the heart of the desert.
A glimpse into Stadium Swim:
Guests can relax and unwind in an assortment of poolside lounge areas, including 30 cabanas and super cabanas hosting up to 25 guests. Approximately 340 chaise lounges, 38 day beds and eight poolside boxes will be offered for both hotel guests and visitors to rent. Enhanced VIP experiences will be available with tableside services including dedicated servers and towel refreshment, in addition to luxurious spaces with couches.
Cleanliness and Sanitation
As water cleanliness is a key priority for Stadium Swim, Circa’s team conducted in-depth research on the development of a pool that can self-clean several times a day. As a result, Stadium Swim’s water will be fully recirculated four to six times faster than required by codes. While typical pool filters are filled with sand, Stadium Swim’s will use an activated material that is 100 percent bio-resistant and self-sterilizing glass material. This will allow for a greater surface cleaning area, resulting in clearer and healthier water that is two times more effective than if sand was used.
All eight water bodies will have UVL sanitizers, which are technologically advanced devices designed to destroy pathogens, bacteria, viruses, organic and inorganic contaminants, and greatly reduce chlorine use. Additionally, the pools will have highly sophisticated and real-time chemical monitoring controllers in place to continuously analyze the composition of all pool and spa water, second by second. Automated chlorine and chemical-dispensing systems will instantaneously adjust water chemistry throughout the day.
STO Design Group, Inc., Circa’s pool consultant, stated, ”Circa has adopted by far the fastest recirculation times of any pool in Las Vegas, and hasnvested in the most effective filter, continuous UV light treatment of all systems, top-of-the-line water chemistry analyzers and chemical feed systems. Together, this will deliver the cleanest and most sustainable pool water in the city.”
Food & Drink
Stadium Swim will serve up poolside fare through a collaboration between famed Michigan restaurateurs Paul Saginaw, Chris Sotiropoulos and Grace Keros.
Together, Paul, Chris and Grace will bring pool-goers a selection of elevated poolside bites, with menu highlights such as lobster corndogs with yuzu dipping sauce, fruit nachos, the Stadium Dog (Circa’s twist to a Sonoran Dog), and classic favorites. Table service will be top notch, with faster delivery times thanks to the use of mobile tablets that send orders immediately to the kitchen or bar.
Saginaw is known worldwide for Zingerman’s Deli, which is consistently ranked among the world’s best sandwich joints. Keros and Sotiropoulos are the third-generation owners of Detroit’s iconic 103-year-old American Coney Island, which made its mark on American history when it invented the Coney Dog. Both will open original concepts at Circa this fall – Saginaw’s Delicatessen and Victory Burger & Wings Co., respectively.
Along with Circa, guests 21 and older staying at Stevens’ sister properties – the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino – will be able to access Stadium Swim for free and can enjoy the venue one hour before it opens to the public.
Stadium Swim will be open seven days a week, excluding closures for special or private events. For guests not staying at the hotel, there will be a fee for entrance. Lounge chairs will be available to rent in two- or four-hour increments. Daybeds/cabanas will be sold with a food and beverage minimum and can be reserved all day. The pool deck also can be rented out for private events, meetings, parties and more.
Circa Resort & Casino will be Downtown Las Vegas’ first ground-up casino resort since 1980. The 1.25-million-square-foot integrated resort will feature the world’s largest sportsbook, stylish rooms and suites, a selection of original restaurant concepts and more.
For more information on Circa Resort & Casino, visit www.circalasvegas.com.
About Circa Resort & Casino
Opening October 28, 2020, Circa Resort & Casino will deliver an all-new integrated resort concept to the heart of Downtown Las Vegas at the historic 18 Fremont Street site. The only 21+ resort in the city, Circa will combine the best of Las Vegas service in a modern, state-of-the-art setting. The 1.25-million-square-foot resort and casino will have the world’s largest sportsbook, innovative entertainment and gaming, and unparalleled personalized offerings inspired by old-school Las Vegas hospitality. Circa will present eclectic dining options including premium steaks and seafood at Barry’s Downtown Prime from Chef Barry S. Dakake, Pan-Asian fare at 8 East from Chef Dan Coughlin, classic delicatessen cuisine at Saginaw’s Delicatessen from restaurateur Paul Saginaw, authentic Carolina barbecue at Project BBQ, and all-star menus at Victory Burger & Wings Co. from the founding family of American Coney Island. The resort also will showcase a dynamic year-round pool amphitheater, Stadium Swim, that will boast a 14-million-megapixel LED screen as the backdrop. Visit circalasvegas.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @circalasvegas to stay up to date with more developments.
BURNT OFFERINGS IS BRINGING A MODERN APPROACH TO KOSHER DINING IN LAS VEGAS
The Restaurant Is The Only Orthodox Union Kosher Certification Holder In Nevada
Burnt Offerings, Nevada’s only Orthodox Union (OU) Kosher Certified Restaurant, is bringing a fresh approach to Kosher dining to the greater Las Vegas Valley. This distinct certification brings a whole new level to mindful eating with a 24-hour surveillance of the restaurant’s kitchen and an on-site, full-time kosher supervisor to maintain the restaurant’s status.
“We felt that it was necessary to achieve the highest level of Kosher certification to bring peace of mind to our patrons,” said Executive Chef Jennifer Eckmann. “Not only is this important for our Jewish guests with strict Kosher dietary restrictions, but the certification is also appealing to our vegan customers, guests with allergies as well as those who may be focusing on mindful eating as we are able to ensure that there is no cross-contamination with animal products. There’s something for everyone on our menu.”
The restaurant features a dairy-free and shellfish-free menu with only the highest quality Kosher meats available. Guests won’t find any sort of shellfish on the menu. Instead, Chef Jennifer Eckmann has created a new-yiddish, pan-fusion menu including modern Jewish dishes, American classics, Italian staples and Polish imports. The eclectic menu can be enjoyed for brunch, lunch or dinner. Kosher wines are available by the glass or by the bottle, and domestic, draught beers, specialty cocktails and mocktails make for the perfect pairing with any dish.
With less than 60 Orthodox Union Kosher Restaurants in the United States, this is the most internationally accepted certification when it comes to achieving a kosher kitchen. The certification is a true testament to providing an incredible and safe dining experience each and every time. This certification is especially important during these times of uncertainty due to the high-standard of cleanliness that the kitchen is held.
Reservations are highly suggested by calling 702-848-2876. Hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and closed Saturday.
ABOUT BURNT OFFERINGS
An original, foodie-conscious concept collaboration between Executive Chef Jennifer Eckmann (a 25-year Foodservice industry veteran), and entrepreneur Alexandra Emtsova (a 10-year luxury industry veteran), Burnt Offerings offers the Las Vegas community a unique, fun & highly creative Kosher menu, designed to peak curiosity and satisfy the senses. With the use of highest quality ingredients, knowledge of the traditional, and the creativity to progress & evolve Kosher cuisine, Burnt Offerings aims to revive, rejuvenate, and re-imagine the possibilities of Kosher food, while infusing the fundamentals, and paying homage to the cuisine’s origins. To stay up to date on the latest news and offerings, follow Burnt Offerings on Instagram or like them on Facebook.
ABOUT OU KOSHER
The OU (Orthodox Union) Kosher is the world’s largest and most widely recognized kosher certification agency, certifying over 1,201,950 products produced in more than 9,715 plants located in 104 countries around the world. The OU, termed a “coveted seal of approval” by The New York Times, is one of the world’s best-known trademarks. Comparing it to the UL®, Forbes magazine wrote, “If you want to know your food is kosher, you can look for the Orthodox Union’s OU symbol.” It immediately and universally enhances your product, raising the perception of its quality, and increasing its marketability. Their 900 Rabbinic Field Representatives, located across North America and throughout the world – from Europe to Australia, from China to South Africa—are proficient in modern food production techniques and chemical and biological processes, no less than the intricacies of Jewish law. Their New York headquarters staff consists of over 60 Rabbinic Coordinators who serve as account executives for OU certified companies, supplemented by a roster of ingredient specialists, flavor analysts and other support staff. A state-of-the-art computer system stores and tracks product information and ingredients. The Orthodox Union database contains information on more than 2,613,415 food ingredients. Many of the food industry’s most recognized brands, large and small, choose the OU for their kosher certification. These include: ADM, Avebe, Cargill, Coca Cola, Peter Cremer, Danisco, Dean Foods, DSM, General Mills, Chr. Hansen, Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical, H.J. Heinz, Hershey’s, Kraft/Nabisco, McCormick & Co., Nestlé, Novartis, Procter & Gamble, Quest, Reynolds Aluminum, Rhodia, Unilever, and thousands more. The OU does much more than ensure the highest standards of kosher certification. OU Kosher is unique among all the major kosher certification agencies, as it is part of a non-profit communal organization (founded in 1898), so that it can maintain the highest levels of integrity without any possible conflict of interest. The Orthodox Union, now in its second century of service to the Jewish community of North America and beyond, is a world leader in community and synagogue services, adult education, youth work through NCSY, political action through the IPA, and advocacy for persons with disabilities through Yachad and Our Way. For more information about the Orthodox Union visit www.ou.org.
Carmelo Messina Leads Taste & Learn at Ferraro’s.
(Photo Courtesy of Ferraro’s)
FERRARO’S INVITES WINE LOVERS ON A VIRTUAL WINE TOUR OF ITALY WITH WINE COURSE BEGINNING AUG. 1
Five Classes, Two Hours Each, Taught by Gold Pin Sommelier, Master of Professional Wine Tasting Carmelo Messina
Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar invites guests to a take a trip across the ocean and back in time with a five-week Italian wine course, taking place on Saturdays from Aug. 1 through Sept. 5 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Carmelo Messina, Gold Pin Sommelier and Master of Professional Wine Tasting certified by the Italian Sommelier Association, will conduct the course.
Each class will consist of a lecture on topics of the day and a second part that will include wine tastings. The wine course itself is limited to 25 students. Topics to be covered include:
- Tasting grid, how to taste wine step-by-step and identify primary, secondary and tertiary flavors
- Geography and history of winemaking
- Introduction to terroir and its relation to soil and climate
- Differences between Italian and domestic wines
- Wine culture and much more
The final class will focus on the art and science of food-and-wine pairing and will include paired dishes, similar to the format of Ferraro’s Taste and Learn events.
For more than 20 years, Messina has built a reputation as an Italian wine expert, working in hospitality and wine distribution between Italy, England and the United States. In Las Vegas, Messina worked for acclaimed restaurants on and off the Strip before moving into wine sales and education for major distributors.
The five-week course begins Aug. 1 and culminates Sept. 5. There will not be a class on Aug. 22. Tuition is $250 per person and space is limited. For more information about Ferraro’s wine course with Carmelo Messina or to reserve a space in the class, call (702) 364-5300.
PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE
The health and safety of our customers remains paramount. In accordance with guidelines set forth by public health agencies, Ferraro’s has enhanced our cleaning processes throughout the day and stepped up our nightly sanitization processes. We also mandate our employees always wear plastic gloves and face coverings to maintain a clean and virus-free environment. As an additional measure, Ferraro’s offers hand sanitizer stations located in multiple areas of the venue for our guests to access easily.
ABOUT FERRARO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & WINE BAR
Founded in 1985, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar is Las Vegas’ longest running, family-owned and operated restaurant offering authentic, five-star Italian cuisine in a fine-dining atmosphere. Specializing in freshly made pastas and sauces, legendary osso buco, savory risottos, expertly prepared all-natural meats, Safe Harbor® seafood, as well as an extensive award-winning wine list, Ferraro’s is famous for its attention to detail, welcoming environment and passion for food that runs in the family. The Ferraro family members devote themselves to ensuring each guest has a memorable experience, whether for lunch, dinner, late-night or private parties and events. Ferraro’s is open Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Ferraro’s is located at 4480 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89169 (across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas). For reservations, call (702) 364-5300. For more information, find on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
“56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”
TO BROADCAST LIVE ON SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2021 ON CBS
As Previously Announced, the 2020 Awards Show Will Air Live from Nashville on Wednesday, September 16 on CBS
CBS, Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions announced today that the 56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ will broadcast LIVE on Sunday, April 18, 2021 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will stream live and on demand on CBS All Access. The 56TH ACM Awards®, dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the Country Music industry, will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced.
Additional details about the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards™, including the ACM Awards host and performers, location, ticket on-sale dates, hotel information, and more, will be announced in the coming months. For more information, visit ACMcountry.com. You can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @ACMawards, follow on Instagram at @ACMawards and sign up for the FREE ACM A-List for more immediate updates.
As previously announced, the 55th ACM Awards were postponed due to COVID-19, and will take place in Nashville, TN for the first time in the show’s history, broadcasting from three iconic Country Music venues including the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. Hosted by reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, the 55th ACM Awards will be broadcast on Wednesday, September 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream on demand on CBS All Access.
About the Academy of Country Music Awards™
The 56th Academy of Country Music Awards™ is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the Country Music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE on Sunday, April 18, 2021 on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream live and on-demand on CBS All Access. R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco and Amy Thurlow are executive producers. Damon Whiteside is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.
Welcome to the 360 Virtual Tour at The Neon Museum.
(Photo Courtesy of The Neon Museum)
THE NEON MUSEUM OFFERS NEW 360 VIRTUAL TOUR
Virtual Visitors Enjoy 360-degree Views from 130 Vantage Points
The Neon Museum announces it now offers a 360 Virtual Tour, allowing visitors to “move” freely throughout the Neon Boneyard’s sign collection, exploring more than 130 informational hotspots.
The 360 Virtual Tour launches with an Evening Glow experience as guests tour the museum at night while the signage is illuminated. Once guests enter the museum via the virtual tour, a welcome video provides details and instruction on how to navigate the Neon Boneyard. By clicking the white circles along the museum’s pathways, or by using the arrow keys, guests may freely explore the Boneyard, navigating from sign to sign while enjoying 360-degree vantage points at every stop.
The red, blue and yellow hotspots on the museum signs denote opportunities to learn more, either via pop-up text, photographs or video. By hovering on a red hotspot, guests will open a YouTube video with audio featuring a short Neon Museum Gallery Talk or documentary. Hovering over a blue hotspot allows guests to open a written description that includes either historical information or fun facts. Meanwhile, yellow hotspots allow guests to view historical photos from the museum’s archival collection.
Tour signage highlights include:
- The Hard Rock Café Guitar – Guests may watch a 27-minute documentary called “Strings of Neon” about the restoration project and its journey to the Neon Boneyard.
- Select artworks from the 2019-2020 exhibition of Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum remain in the Boneyard for ongoing exhibition. Guests may read about the history of these signs and fun facts.
- The recent relamping of the Stardust letters can be viewed on the virtual tour. Guests may enjoy reading about the history of the sign and why the letters take on a futuristic shape.
“This virtual tour was created with a worldwide audience in mind,” explained Rob McCoy, president and chief executive officer, The Neon Museum. “With travel limited for the foreseeable future, enjoying an immersive visit to The Neon Museum, with all its spectacular sign design and history, makes an entertaining and educational diversion for people of all ages.”
The tour is available for $10 and allows indefinite access to the content via your computer, smartphone or tablet. Guests my purchase the 360 Virtual Tour by clicking here.
ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been named “Best Museum” by Las Vegas Weekly, one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USA Today’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, the Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard (“boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where items no longer in use are stored); the North Gallery, home to the nighttime augmented-reality, audiovisual spectacle, “Brilliant!”; the Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit and event space; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Plated dishes in the Ferraro’s kitchen.
(Photo courtesy of Ferraro’s)
FERRARO’S SUMMER REGIONAL MENU SERIES CONTINUES:
CAMPANIA, JULY 13 – 25
Prix Fixe Dinner Menus Showcasing Italy’s Best Culinary Regions Rotate Every Two Weeks Through Summer
This summer, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar offers a way to travel the flavors of Italy without leaving Las Vegas with its Summer Regional Menu Series. The next stop on virtual culinary tour spotlights Campania—a region in Southern Italy encompassing coastal areas and fertile plains known for their wealth of beauty, cultural treasures and hidden history. Ingredients native to the region include sun-kissed vegetables, herbs and cheese. The menu launches July 13 and continues through July 25.
Like all menus in the series, the Campania menu includes four courses offered at a superb summertime value of $49 per person. To complement the regional menus, Ferraro’s also currently offers 50 percent off select bottles of wine for locals with Nevada ID.
Ferraro’s full Campania-inspired menu follows:
Appetizer (choose one)
Mozzarella in Carozza
Fried bufala mozzarella and basil sandwich, tomato fondue
Marinated anchovies, eggplant, sundried tomato and mint
Mixed short pasta, potato, smoked provola cheese
Main Course (choose one)
Classic eggplant parmigiana
Veal scaloppini, tomato, black olives, oregano, sautéed spinach
Warm ricotta cheese and rice cake, Amalfi sauce
For more information about Ferraro’s or to make reservations, call (702) 364-5300.
PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE
The health and safety of our customers remains paramount. In accordance with guidelines set forth by public health agencies, Ferraro’s has enhanced our cleaning processes throughout the day and stepped up our nightly sanitization processes. We also mandate our employees always wear plastic gloves and face coverings to maintain a clean and virus-free environment. As an additional measure, Ferraro’s offers hand sanitizer stations located in multiple areas of the venue for our guests to access easily.
ABOUT FERRARO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & WINE BAR
Founded in 1985, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar is Las Vegas’ longest running, family-owned and operated restaurant offering authentic, five-star Italian cuisine in a fine-dining atmosphere. Specializing in freshly made pastas and sauces, legendary osso buco, savory risottos, expertly prepared all-natural meats, Safe Harbor® seafood, as well as an extensive award-winning wine list, Ferraro’s is famous for its attention to detail, welcoming environment and passion for food that runs in the family. The Ferraro family members devote themselves to ensuring each guest has a memorable experience, whether for lunch, dinner, late-night or private parties and events. Ferraro’s is open Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Ferraro’s is located at 4480 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89169 (across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas). For reservations, call (702) 364-5300. For more information, find on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Know Someone Who Deserves a Celebration? Nominate them for a Party To Your Door!
Balloons With a Twist, the premier full-service entertainment and party planning company in the Las Vegas valley for both small and large-scale events, has launched a ‘Party to Your Door’ social media contest in which people can nominate themselves and deserving locals throughout Las Vegas to receive a surprise package containing everything they need for a socially distanced party at their home.
The package (a $275 value) contains balloons from Balloons With a Twist, bags of fresh gourmet popcorn from Popcorn Girl Las Vegas, flowers from Flora Couture, cupcakes from Rolling in Dough Bakery, pizza from Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and frozen banana pops from Lea Lana’s Bananas.
Nominate yourself, a healthcare hero, essential worker, frontline worker, graduate, teacher, or anyone who you feel would appreciate a special surprise on Balloons With A Twist’s social media channels – Facebook or Instagram.
One winner will be chosen weekly beginning Monday, June 22, 2020 until Friday, July 31, 2020.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital transformed its Heart of Fashion to a virtual experience because cancer doesn’t stop and neither will St. Jude
The annual St. Jude Heart of Fashion event, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, transitioned to a virtual experience on Friday, June 19, streaming live on Facebook and featured St. Jude mission moments, guest speakers, live auction and more.
Leading up to the virtual experience, local influencers, including Michael Godard, Bark-Andre Furry, Ricardo Laguna, amongst others, “walked the runway” in their homes for a virtual fashion week, encouraging their followers to become supporters of St. Jude.
The virtual experience included an exclusive fashion show by luxury retailer Chloe, remarks by Wayne Sermon, lead guitarist with the Imagine Dragons and local St. Jude patient families. The event raised over $135,000 for St. Jude, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Thanks to the generous donors who participated in this virtual event, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the doors to the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel.
THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES JULY, AUGUST PROGRAMS, PROMOTIONS
The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its roster of public programs and promotions for July and August.
All Museum programs require registration. For more information and to register, visit www.themobmuseum.org/events/.
Howard Hughes, Las Vegas and the Mob: Fact vs. Fiction (This event is sold out, but a waitlist and a live stream are available.)
- Date: Wednesday, July 22
- Time: 7 to 8 p.m.
- Location: To watch a livestream of this event click on the “Watch” button here at 7 p.m. To be added on the waitlist click here.
- Cost: Free for Members and with Museum Admission.
Description: The Mob Museum’s Vice President of Exhibits and Programs, Geoff Schumacher, author of a newly revised and expanded biography of Howard Hughes, will discuss the myths surrounding the billionaire’s profound effect on the community and the Mob’s hold on the Las Vegas Strip. The Mob Museum is providing a live streaming of the presentation.
July Cocktail Special: Clara Bow
- Date: July 10 to July 31
- Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery, located in the basement of The Mob Museum.
- Description: Clara Bow was a popular 1920s actress and flapper whose look influenced a generation of young women. In honor of her birthday, the Museum is featuring the Clara Bow cocktail, a mix of bourbon, lemon juice, elderflower liquor and grenadine. The cocktail is available all day in The Underground for $12.
Operation Summer Camp
- Date: July 6 to July 31
- Time: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.
- Location: Online. The virtual summer camp details are available here.
- Cost: Regular price is $150 per camper and member price is $125.
- Description: “Operation Summer Camp” is a live, Museum educator-directed virtual program offered as daily, 3-hour Zoom sessions plus additional activities to be completed at the campers’ leisure. Campers’ days will include icebreaker activities, small-group sessions, videos, light physical activity, experiments, special guest experts as well as self-motivated activities designed to be completed throughout the week. The Mob Museum is offering two camps targeting different age groups:
- “Operation Investigation” is appropriate for campers age 10 through 14 years old where activities each day will focus on a different topic, including how to build a case by collecting evidence, analyzing DNA, fingerprint examination, trace evidence collection, witness interrogation and more.
- “Operation: Forensic Science” is recommended for campers 12 through 16 years old. Each day will focus on a different topic, including crime scene investigation, death investigation, fingerprint analysis, firearm and bullet examination, DNA analysis and more.
Special Agent Kit for Operation Summer Camp
- Date: Throughout July
- Location: Online. Purchase a kit here.
- Cost: $65 per participant.
- Description: The activity kits are designed for participants to complete on their own time. Every kit includes videos, online scavenger hunts, instructions for science experiments and more, as well as weekly optional virtual check-ins with educators and other campers to review their kits and projects. The kit, recommended for ages 10 and up, includes two activities for campers to complete each day, such as videos, online scavenger hunts, instructions for science experiments and other fun activities. Educational topics covered in this kit include crime scene investigation, fingerprinting, DNA analysis, undercover police work and more. The “Special Agent Kit” may be mailed or picked up at the Museum.
Virtual Community Safety Forum: The Science of COVID-19
- Date: Friday, July 24
- Location: Online. To watch this virtual forum click here.
- Cost: Free
- Description: In the ninth installment of The Mob Museum’s community safety forum virtual series, the discussion will focus on the unique challenges Las Vegas faces while responding to COVID-19. Local epidemiologist Brian Labus explains why experts decided to shut down the Las Vegas Strip and instead stress social distancing guidelines. The forum will also cover the prospects for therapeutic medicines and vaccines, and what it’s like to work on an outbreak of this scale. This event is sponsored by NV Energy.
Untangling the Web: The Kennedys, the Mob and Las Vegas
- Date: Thursday, August 13
- Location: In the Historic Courtroom.
- Cost: Free for Members and with Museum Admission.
- Description: For brothers John and Robert Kennedy, the connections to Las Vegas ranged from sex to politics, including a government investigation threatening to shut down the city. Las Vegas historian Michael Green will explore the complex historical webs linking the Kennedy family, organized crime and local politicians.
To ensure the safety of staff and visitors, all guests are required to wear face coverings and will receive a complimentary bottle of FDA-approved hand sanitizer, produced in the Museum’s distillery, while supplies last. All personnel of The Mob Museum have a comprehensive operational plan to follow which can be found here.
For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission and is free for patrons using the daily password found on Instagram stories @MobMuseum_Underground at either the lobby podium or side entrance.
ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit. The Museum is also home to The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734, visit themobmuseum.org, or download the Museum’s free mobile app.