Celebrating Eight Is Great for Las Vegas Charities!
Mondays Dark Turns 8 on December 13 at 8 p.m.
Mondays Dark celebrates this past year’s 21 local charity partners and announces the 21 charity partners for 2022
It’s time to celebrate eight great years of Mondays Dark so grab the champagne and friends and join the evening of fun for the Philanthropic Event of the Year! Mondays Dark, the popular grassroots charitable movement raising m celebrates with a year-end, anniversary spectacular on Monday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. live and in-person at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. Tickets are currently on sale now at www.mondaysdark.com.
“The past year and half has been a challenging time for us not only in the entertainment community, but also the philanthropic community as a whole. To say the Vegas community stepped up to keep us and our commitments to local charities going is an understatement,” said Mark Shunock, creator of Mondays Dark and founder of The Space. “During the pandemic we wrote a check for $10,000 every two weeks and that’s something we’re incredibly proud of. Now, it’s time to get back to where it all started, in the newly re-branded theater at Virgin, and celebrate with our Mondays Dark family.”
Guests can enjoy a stellar night of entertainment from Vegas’ top entertainers and bid on luxurious live & silent auction items including art, show and concert tickets, dining packages, spa treatments, jewelry, and more. Beginning Dec. 6, online access for the auction will be available at MondaysDark.com or by texting MDLV to 76278.
Limited tables of four at $200, reserved seating at $20 per ticket and VIP Suites for 12 are all available online at www.mondaysdark.com. Masks required unless actively eating or drinking.
The lineup of entertainers for the event will be announced soon and the 2022 charity lineup will be announced during the anniversary event. The 2021 charity partners included Barn Buddies Rescue, There Is No Hero in Heroin, The Good Deed Project, Community Counseling Center of Southern Nevada, Kline Veterans Fund, Gender Justice Nevada, Straight from the Streets, Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, Unshakeable, Eye Care 4 Kids Nevada, Las Vegas Ambucs, Bloom Academy, LVMPD Foundation, Graysen Richardson Foundation, Nevada Hands & Voices, JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), Hope for Prisoners, Parkinson’s Place, The Lab LV, Blue Star Mothers, and Las Vegas Philharmonic.
Founder Mark Shunock, will once again host the Mondays Dark celebration he began back in 2013 while starring in the hit Broadway musical, “Rock of Ages.” During his time here, Shunock wanted to give back to Vegas and support local charities in the area. Enlisting some of his entertainer friends, Mondays Dark was born. Eight years in and more than $1.4 million raised for the Las Vegas philanthropic community, Mondays Dark has been named “Best of the City” from Vegas Seven in 2014 and “Best of Vegas” from Las Vegas Weekly the following year. In addition, Shunock received the 2014 Angel Award for Cultural Advocate/Entertainer of the Year and recently won Best Philanthropist from “Best of Las Vegas” and the Las Vegas Review Journal and the Impact Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Las Vegas Chapter for Mondays Dark.
Currently, Shunock serves as the in-arena host for both the Vegas Golden Knights and Las Vegas Raiders, as well as Ring Announcer for Top Rank Boxing on ESPN.
ABOUT MONDAYS DARK AND THE SPACE:
As Las Vegas’ premier entertainment community and the city’s most anticipated fundraising event, Mondays Dark was founded in November 2013 by entertainer and philanthropist Mark Shunock. Shunock’s goal was to provide the community a sizzling mix of entertainment, music and comedy while supporting local charities such as Opportunity Village, Nevada SPCA, Orion Cancer Foundation, Keep Memory Alive, AFAN Aid for Aids of Nevada, and Habitat for Humanity to name a few. Since its launch, Mondays Dark has partnered with over 100 local charities and raised more than $1.5 million, one event at a time, one ticket at a time.
The Space is Vegas’ Community Driven, Charity Based Arts Complex consisting of a 3,000 square foot of raw performance/event space, Black Box Theatre, rehearsal studio, a podcast recording studio and a piano bar with unique views of The Strip. Since opening, The Space has hosted Tony-award winners, Grammy-award winners, private parties, comedy showcases, fashion shows to birthday parties.