Neon Museum to Host Specially Priced Mini-Photo Shoots to Celebrate 6th Birthday, Oct. 27

 

NEON MUSEUM TO HOST SPECIALLY PRICED MINI-PHOTO SHOOTS TO
CELEBRATE SIXTH BIRTHDAY, OCT. 27

With its iconic collection full of varicolored, vintage signs, the Neon Museum offers a unique and vibrant backdrop for photo and video shoots of all kinds. To celebrate the museum’s birthday, Saturday, Oct. 27, the public is invited to take advantage of a limited opportunity to schedule specially priced, 15-minute photo shoots in the world-famous Boneyard—the very same one that has lured famous performers, film producers and internationally known fashion magazines for years.

From 12 to 4:30 p.m., couples and families can book mini-photo sessions for just $150 in the museum’s picturesque North Gallery. This rate includes a professional photographer’s fee; guests who book the photo shoot may include up to 10 people in the shoot and will receive up to five select digital images delivered via email following the session. Reservations and payment must be paid in advance. For reservations, please email photoshoots@neonmuseum.org and mention the “Celebration Shoot” in the email. Additional photos and cards will also be available for purchase directly through the photographer.

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 USAToday’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 new 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 and one restored sign on view at the outdoor Fashion Show Plaza on the Las Vegas Strip. 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. For tour schedules and pricing information, visit NeonMuseum.org. Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

New Exhibit ‘Hello from Japan!’ to Open at DISCOVERY Children’s Museum Sept. 16

New Exhibit ‘Hello From Japan!’ to
Open at DISCOVERY Children’s Museum on Sept. 16
The new exhibit invites guest to explore
Japanese culture through modern and traditional values

 

 

 

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum will unveil their newest touring exhibit, Hello from Japan!, on Saturday, Sept. 16. The exhibit will educate and entertain museum guests on how modern attitudes and traditional Japanese cultural values coexist. The exhibit runs through January 31, 2018.

 

Contemporary Japanese culture, with its unique and progressive youth-inspired aesthetic, exists coincidentally with some of the richest heritage and history in the world in a country where the ancestral past guides the direction of its future – a culture that envelops the evolving country even today. Children and families visiting Hello from Japan! will have fun learning about modern life in Japan in a playfully immersive environment that includes everything from a kawaii streetscape to a peaceful Shinto shrine park.

 

“Part of DISCOVERY Children’s Museum’s mission is to provide a vibrant and engaging experience through exhibits and programs that encourage a love of lifelong learning,” said Lisa McAnallen, vice president of DISCOVERY Children’s Museum. “In a city as culturally diverse as Las Vegas, it is important for us to bring exhibits that offer families a chance to grow together and individuals the opportunity to learn on their own. Not only does Hello from Japan! elicit active participation and engagement with the exhibit, it urges its visitors to appreciate culture and to seek out their own learning experiences. We are really looking forward to sharing this exhibit with the community.”

 

Based upon the colorful and bustling streets in the modern Harajuku district, Kawaii Central, explores contemporary Japanese culture by evoking the friendly feel of Japanese kawaii, an aesthetic and sensibility which emerged in the 1970s among Japanese school children and has now permeated cultures worldwide. Kids can sing karaoke, smile for a photo booth camera, serve up traditional Japanese meals and design mascots for their families.

 

“Kawaii” translates roughly to “lovable,” “cute” or “adorable,” and has become a prominent aesthetic in modern Japanese culture.  Originally from the word “kao hayushi” that translates to “one’s face is aglow,” kawaii visuals can be seen everywhere from children’s cartoons to traffic signs and luggage. Examples may include Pokémon, Hello Kitty or any number of cuddly characterizations.

 

A bridge at the end of the streetscape leads from the contemporary urban setting into a more tranquil Shinto shrine park environment. The park explores the traditional, nature-based practices and beliefs of Shinto, an indigenous Japanese religion. The Shinto area invites guests to build bridges, crawl through a forest, encounter kami spirits and make a wish at a wishing tree – the centerpiece of the exhibit – all while learning about and embracing ancient Japanese culture. The exhibit encourages children to appreciate their own local parks and natural surroundings.

 

Hello from Japan! was developed for the Children’s Museum of Manhattan and funded by The Freeman Foundation. For more information about Hello from Japan!, or other opportunities to explore DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, visit https://www.discoverykidslv.org/, or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

About DISCOVERY Children’s Museum
Considered Nevada’s most popular museum, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum at the Donald W. Reynolds Discovery Center has seen more than one million visitors since opening its doors in March 2013 as a private, nonprofit educational institution. Las Vegas’ only children’s museum addresses its core educational areas of science and nature, art and culture and early childhood development with 26,000 square feet of interactive hands-on exhibits. The 3-story museum is complete with nine interactive exhibition galleries featuring traveling exhibitions, daily programs, demonstrations and activities and collaborative cultural programming for all occasions.

 

For more information about DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, visit https://www.discoverykidslv.org/, or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Dierks Bentley to be Featured in Exhibit at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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DIERKS BENTLEY TO BE FEATURED IN EXHIBITION AT
COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME ® AND MUSEUM 

Dierks Bentley: Every Mile a Memory, Presented by Citi, Opens March 4, 2016

Museum Will Host Bentley Interview and Performance March 12, 2016

DIERKS BENTLEY

Photo by: Jim Wright

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will explore the life and career of multi-platinum entertainer Dierks Bentley with the exhibition Dierks Bentley: Every Mile a Memory, presented by Citi, which opens March 4, 2016, and runs through Sept. 6, 2016. The exhibition will include stage wear, guitars, song manuscripts, photos and more from Bentley’s personal collection.

To celebrate the launch of the exhibit, the museum will host a special appearance by the “Somewhere on a Beach” singer on Saturday, March 12, at 2 p.m., in the museum’s 800-seat CMA Theater. Bentley will discuss his career and perform a short acoustic set. The program will be hosted by museum editor Peter Cooper.

“It’s crazy to be considered for something like this,” shares Bentley. “The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is home to the most revered and influential country artists of all time. Just being in the building as a visitor is humbling, but to actually be featured in one of the museum’s exhibits is something I never would have believed if you’d suggested it back when I started chasing this dream down on Broadway. I’m going to have to go down there to see it for myself to really make it sink in.”

“A master of reinvention, Dierks continues to confound our expectations with music that resonates, both commercially and critically,” says museum CEO Kyle Young. “Every mile, every day, every song in Dierks’ remarkable career creates new memories for him and for his fans. I know our visitors will enjoy getting a peek inside some of those memories.”

The March 12 museum program, featuring Bentley in conversation and performance, is included with museum admission and free to museum members. The program will be streamed live at countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming. Seating is limited; museum members can reserve tickets via TicketFly.com beginning at 10 a.m., on Feb. 10. Bentley is offering pre-sale tickets to his fan club members, Feb. 10-16. Fans can sign up to join The Congress and become a member of Bentley’s fan club. Citi cardholders will also have access to pre-sale tickets Feb. 10-16. Visit citiprivatepass.com for more information. The general public can reserve tickets beginning at 10 a.m., Feb. 17. For assistance with reservations, please call 615-416-2001 or email reservations@countrymusichalloffame.org.

Award-winning singer-songwriter Dierks Bentley explores the most intimate—and sometimes darkest—corners of his relationship history on his upcoming eighth studio album, Black, set for release in early 2016. Bentley ignites country radio with the album’s lead single, “Somewhere on a Beach,” in correlation with the U.S. leg of his 2016 Somewhere on a Beach Tour, beginning May 12 in Holmdel, N.J., at PNC Bank Arts Center with Randy Houser and special guests Cam and Tucker Beathard. Black follows the commercial success and critical respect for Riser. Bentley’s seven previous studio albums have sold more than five million copies; notched numerous chart-topping singles; and earned 13 Grammy nominations and countless CMA, ACM and CMT nominations. Bentley has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry for more than a decade. Additionally, he will co-host the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards, where he has two award nominations.

For more information about the exhibit, click here. Follow @countrymusichof on Twitter and join the conversation using #DierksBentleyExhibit.

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Manhunt Under Way for Mob Museum’s 1 Millionth Visitor

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THE MOB MUSEUM SEEKS ONE MILLIONTH VISITOR: SUSPECT AT LARGE,
MANHUNT EXPECTED TO CONCLUDE DECEMBER 15

 A manhunt is under way for the 1 millionth visitor to The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement. No details are yet available about the suspect, who is expected to remain at large until sometime shortly after 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 15.

Immediately upon arrival at the Museum, the 1 millionth visitor will be identified and receive a surprise welcome with classic, Las Vegas-style fanfare, including balloons, a confetti launch, showgirls and a Champagne toast. Founding Museum board member and visionary behind the Museum’s creation, Oscar B. Goodman, will make a special presentation to commemorate the milestone. Las Vegas Custom Cakes will provide a commemorative cake.

Sources within The Mob Museum stated that “the suspect has been so elusive, we don’t even have a physical description. Anyone planning a visit to the Museum should be considered a person of interest.” Until Tuesday, Museum staff remain on high alert, holing up behind rolls of red carpeting and heavily armed with confetti launchers.

More information about the specific time of the 1 millionth visitor’s arrival will be available the morning of Tuesday, December 15.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. The Museum presents unbelievable stories about the Mob, its impact on Las Vegas history and unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in an eye-opening style via interactive exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and nearly 1,000 authentic artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of the “Best Places to Travel in 2015” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $21.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum and Twitter: @TheMobMuseum.

The Mob Museum Hosts Whitey Bulger Film Screening, Aug. 12 & 13

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FIRST LAS VEGAS SCREENING OF WHITEY: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA V. JAMES J. BULGER AT THE MOB MUSEUM, AUG. 12–13

Tickets Include Museum Admission

United States of America v. James J. BulgerJames J. Bulge









 On Tuesday and Wednesday, August 12 and 13, The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will host the exclusive first Las Vegas screenings of Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger. August 12 is the one-year anniversary of Bulger’s conviction on 11 murder charges along convictions on charges of racketeering, narcotics and money laundering.

The film, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, will be shown at 7 p.m. on both days with seating starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and include Museum admission, popcorn and a non-alcoholic beverage. Museum members receive a 10 percent discount.

Once ranked No. 2 on America’s Most Wanted list after Osama Bin Laden, James “Whitey” Bulger terrorized the city of Boston for years without ever being charged with so much as a misdemeanor. The infamous gangster wielded a mystique as the Robin Hood of South Boston. Separating the man from the myth, Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger challenges conventional wisdom by detailing shocking new allegations.

With unprecedented access, filmmaker Joe Berlinger utilizes the sensational trial against Bulger as a springboard to explore corruption within the highest levels of law enforcement. Embedded for months with retired FBI agents, Massachusetts state police, victims, lawyers, gangsters, journalists and federal prosecutors, Berlinger scrutinizes Bulger’s relationship with the FBI and Department of Justice—a dynamic that ultimately allowed Bulger to reign over a criminal empire for decades.

Space is limited. To make reservations for either screening, call (702) 229-2734 or log on to http://TheMobMuseum.org/Archives/Category/Events/.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 600 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Admission is $19.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are Sundays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum and on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum.

NEON MUSEUM NAMED ONE OF 2014 TOP 50 MUSEUMS WORTH TRAVELING FOR

NEON MUSEUM

NEON MUSEUM NAMED ONE OF 2014 TOP 50 MUSEUMS
WORTH TRAVELING FOR

Las Vegas Museum announced as one of 50 museums across the United States worth traveling for according to Flipkey.com, a TripAdvisor company

 

Flipkey.com, the vacation rental company of leading travel site TripAdvisor, named the Neon Museum in Las Vegas one of the “Top 50 Museums Worth Traveling For.” FlipKey.com compiled the list by assembling the 50 most loved and talked-about museums in each U.S. state as determined by industry research and traveler feedback; the Neon Museum represents Nevada on the list.

Other museums on the list include The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, Calif., The Children’s Museum of Phoenix and the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston.

Flipkey.com, named the “Top Vacation Rental Site” by Travel + Leisure, features 240,000 vacation homes in 11,000 cities around the world, the largest collection of authentic guest reviews in the industry and more than 5,000 special deals daily. A TripAdvisor company, FlipKey is visited by millions of travelers every month.

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 and cultural enrichment. In addition to an approximately two-acre Neon Museum campus, which includes the outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard, the museum also encompasses a visitors’ center housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby as well as 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. For more information, visit www.NeonMuseum.org.

Smashburger celebrates National Museum Day on September 29

SMASHBURGER CELEBRATES
NATIONAL MUSEUM DAY ON SEPTEMBER 29
Receive a free side with the purchase of an entrée by presenting a ticket, pamphlet or guide from a museum

Smashburger fans can enjoy a little extra smash and sizzle on September 29 with the celebration of National Museum Day. Bring in any tickets, pamphlets or museum guides from any museum and receive a free side with the purchase of an entrée. End a day of culture, art, science or history with a loved one and get a sizzling Smash at any of the Las Vegas Smashburger locations.

 

WHAT Fans can savor the delicious flavor of Smashburger and receive a free side with an entrée purchase when presenting something from a museum in celebration of National Museum Day.

 

WHEN Saturday, September 29, 2012

 

WHERE 7541 W. Lake Mead Ste #2, Las Vegas, NV 89128
5655 Centennial Center Blvd #170, Las Vegas, NV 89149
9101 W. Sahara Ave #109, Las Vegas, NV 89117
4725 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89119
2400 N. Rancho Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89130 
HOW Smashfans just need to bring in a ticket, pamphlet or guide from a museum to receive this offer.

 

WHO Named for the cooking method used to create the perfect burger, Smashburgers are a one-third or half-pound ball of beef smashed on a flat grill to sear in all the juicy flavor.

 

Smashburger is known for its savory burgers, but the restaurant also serves up delicious Smashchicken sandwiches, Smashdogs and Smashsalads, with sides like veggie frites and rosemary and garlic–seasoned Smashfries.

 

About Smashburger
Smashburger, the country’s fastest growing, fast casual “better burger” restaurant, is a fresh approach to burgers and restaurants as a whole.  Its hand-crafted burgers are made with fresh, never frozen, 100% Certified Angus Beef, that are “smashed”, seared and seasoned on the grill to juicy perfection for every individual order.  Guests can create their own burger masterpiece or enjoy one Smashburger’s innovative signature recipes– including a unique burger for every local market that highlights the distinctive flavors of that region. Smashburger also serves tender marinated grilled or crispy chicken sandwiches, grilled and split hot dogs, freshly prepared salads, handspun Häagen-Daz® shakes and an array of signature sides. Developed and owned by private equity firm Consumer Capital Partners (CCP), Smashburger operates and develops both corporate and multi-unit franchise territories across the country with 160 restaurants nationwide. With the commitment from its franchise partners to build 463 units, Smashburger is on target to have 500 plus stores in the next few years. Smashburger was also named to the 2011 Inc. 500 list and is the recipient of the International Council of Shopping Centers 2011 Hot Retailer Award. To learn more, visit www.smashburger.com.

 

About Consumer Capital Partners
Denver-based Consumer Capital Partners (CCP) is an innovative private investment and concept development firm focused on multi-unit retail businesses, primarily in the restaurant, liquor, food, and leisure industries. CCP has deep experience in the fields of private equity, brand, concept and product development, and strategic consulting. To learn more about CCP, please visit www.consumercp.com.

Sundown in Downtown turns local museum into a carnival under the stars with Hash House A Go Go

Sundown in Downtown turns local museum into a carnival under the stars with Hash House A Go Go

 

WHO:
Hash House A Go Go and The Las Vegas Natural History Museum

 

WHAT:                
Hash House will be joining other sponsors such as Triple George Grill, The Barrymore and Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada for Sundown in Downtown, a grown-up carnival event to be hosted at The Las Vegas Natural History Museum for those ages 21 and older. Tickets are $55 per person and $100 per couple. Group rates are available. Tickets can be purchased by calling 702-384-2008 or online at www.lvnhm.com. The event will include:

 

  • Small bites from downtown’s favorite restaurants
  • Signature cocktail concoctions
  • Live bands, including Kid Meets Cougar and Wild Card
  • Strolling performance artists
  • All food, drinks and entertainment free with admission

 

WHEN:
Friday, June 22 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

 

WHERE:
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum

 

About Hash House A Go Go
Hash House A Go Go brings farm-fresh food with a funky, modern twist to the locals and visitors of Las Vegas. The well-known restaurant is famous for its unusual décor and enormous portions. The restaurant has garnered dozens of local and national accolades and has been featured on the Food Network, “Martha Stewart,” “Dr. Phil” and most recently, the popular Travel Channel program, “Man v. Food.” For reservations or inquiries, please call the Sahara location at (702) 804-4646, the Imperial Palace location at (702) 254-4646, the M Resort Spa Casino location at (702) 797-1500 and the Plaza Hotel and Casino at (702)384-4646 or visit www.hashhouseagogo.com.