Golden Rainbow Announces Additional “Ribbon of Life” Performers

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Golden Rainbow Announces Additional “Ribbon of Life” Performers

A limited number of tickets to the annual event are still available and start at $45

 

The 2015 “Ribbon of Life” production, Rockin’ the Ribbon, has added even more amazing talent. On Sunday, June 28 at The New Tropicana Las Vegas, audiences will see performances by Clint Holmes, Pia Zadora, Jan Rouven, Philip Drennen, House Seats Presents, RagTag Entertainment, and Celebrity City Chorus.

 

These talented performers will join stars from Las Vegas’ favorite shows including “ShowStoppers,” “Jubilee,” “Jersey Boys,” “Million Dollar Quartet,” “MJ Live,” “Legends in Concert,” “Pin Up,” “Vegas! The Show,” and more.

 

A limited number of tickets to the annual “Ribbon of Life” event are still available and start at $45. Keeping with the Rockin’ the Ribbon theme, Golden Rainbow will give away one pair of tickets and a two-night stay at The New Tropicana Las Vegas in a Facebook contest encouraging followers to rock their ribbons. To enter, people are encouraged to submit photos that show them creatively donning the signature red HIV/AIDS ribbon to RockYourRibbon@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions is Monday, June 22.

 

Rockin’ the Ribbon will benefit men, women, and children throughout the community who are affected by HIV/AIDS. The production will feature a wide variety of rock and roll themed numbers performed by stars of the Las Vegas Strip. The 29th annual “Ribbon of Life” event will be hosted by Edie (“Zumanity”) and Sean McAllister (“MORE” and “MORE Access”). The show will be immediately followed by an after party in the Havana Room, where attendees can mix and mingle with performers and partake in a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres.

 

“Ribbon of Life” was created 29 years ago by members of the Las Vegas entertainment community in response to seeing one of their own diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Tragically, due to fear and ignorance of the disease, he was forced to live, and eventually die, in his family’s garage. To raise prevention awareness and money to assist those affected by the disease, entertainers organized the show. The show, then called “Golden Rainbow,” led to the creation of the nonprofit organization. The annual event is one of the largest HIV/AIDS fundraisers in the state of Nevada and is Golden Rainbow’s main source of revenue.

 

Tickets are now on sale and sponsorship packages are available. For more information, visit www.goldenrainbow.org.

 

ABOUT GOLDEN RAINBOW

Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like “Ribbon of Life” and HIV/AIDS related education. Follow Golden Rainbow on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.

Photo Recap: Golden Rainbow’s 28th Annual “Ribbon of Life” Speaks to the Continued Needs of the Southern Nevada HIV/AIDS Community

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Golden Rainbow’s 28th Annual “Ribbon of Life” Speaks to the Continued Needs of the Southern Nevada HIV/AIDS Community
Circus-themed show raises money for direct client assistance

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Golden Rainbow took guests “Under the Big Top” during its 28th annual “Ribbon of Life” fundraising production at The Penn & Teller Theater at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Sunday, June 22. The one-of-a-kind event helped raise awareness and funds for those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in the Southern Nevada Community.

Returning emcees TV personality Chris Saldaña and Edie of Cirque Du Soleil’s Zumanity served as ringmasters of the circus-inspired production. The two announced the extravaganza’s eclectic lineup that featured mesmerizing acrobatics, goofy clown antics, powerful vocals, remarkable dance numbers, eye-popping illusions and more. Notable performers included Clint Holmes, Josh Strickland and Reva Rice; cast members from Dancing Queen, Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas, JERSEY BOYS, Jubilee, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, RagTag Entertainment, ROCK OF AGES, Zombie Burlesque and Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles LOVE, Michael Jackson ONETM, Mystère and Zumanity;vocal groups Sin City Opera and The Sound Collage; and many more.

In addition to the fundraising spectacular, Golden Rainbow hosted a silent auction with exclusive prizes including tickets to some of Las Vegas’ top shows, dinner at thecity’s best restaurants and trips to premier destinations. Bidders were entertained by jugglers, clowns and acrobats as they browsed the items in the lobby of the theater.

All proceeds from “Ribbon of Life” benefit the nonprofit’s efforts in providing housing and direct financial assistance to the Southern Nevada HIV/AIDS community. As a result of last year’s fundraising efforts, Golden Rainbow provided its clients with 15,720 nights of shelter; money for medications, transportation and food; among other everyday necessities.

Supporters can learn more about Golden Rainbow’s mission, donate to the cause and order DVDs from this year’s “Ribbon of Life” at www.goldenrainbow.org.

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About Golden Rainbow
Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like “Ribbon of Life” and HIV/AIDS related education. For more information, visit goldenrainbow.org or call 702.384.2899.

Follow Golden Rainbow on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.

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Photo Recap: Penn & Teller Present the Key to Their Theater, Welcoming Golden Rainbow’s 28th Annual “Ribbon of Life” Fundraiser to Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

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Penn & Teller Present the Key to Their Theater, Welcoming Golden Rainbow’s 28th Annual “Ribbon of Life” Fundraiser to Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino 

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World-famous duo and longtime local HIV/AIDS advocates Penn & Teller presented Golden Rainbow executives with the key to their theater as the nonprofit prepares for its 28th annual “Ribbon of Life” spectacular. The organization’s largest fundraiser of the year will be held on Sunday, June 22 at The Penn & Teller Theater at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Golden Rainbow’s Executive Director Gary Costa, Acting President Greg Nielson, Treasurer Drew Zidzik, Vice President Pietra Sardelli and Vice President Scott Emerson were welcomed by the Las Vegas headliners in the theater’s “monkey room,” just in time for the beginning of “Ribbon of Life” rehearsals.

This year’s production, “Under the Big Top,” will be full of exhilarating circus-inspired acts with performances by entertainers Clint Holmes, Josh Strickland and Reva Rice; cast members from Dancing Queen, Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas, JERSEY BOYS, Jubilee, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, RagTag Entertainment, ROCK OF AGES, Zombie Burlesque and Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles LOVE, Michael Jackson ONETM, Mystère and Zumanity; vocal groups Sin City Opera and The Sound Collage; and many more.

 

Guests interested in experiencing the one-of-a-kind extravaganza can now purchase tickets at the property’s box office, online at goldenrainbow.org and ticketmaster.com, or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.Tickets are priced at $45, $75, $100, $175 and $200.

 

About Golden Rainbow
Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like “Ribbon of Life” and HIV/AIDS related education. For more information, visit goldenrainbow.org or call 702.384.2899.

Follow Golden Rainbow on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.

Headliners and Cast Members from Las Vegas’ Biggest Shows Star in Golden Rainbow’s 28th Annual “Ribbon of Life” at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, June 22

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HEADLINERS AND CAST MEMBERS FROM LAS VEGAS’ BIGGEST SHOWS STAR IN GOLDEN RAINBOW’S 28TH ANNUAL “RIBBON OF lIFE” AT RIO ALL-SUITE HOTEL & CASINO, JUNE 22

Tickets on sale now at goldenrainbow.org, ticketmaster.com, Rio’s box office and 800.745.3000

Golden Rainbow reveals the thrilling lineup for its 28th annual “Ribbon of Life” production at The Penn & Teller Theater at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Sunday, June 22 at 1 p.m.

 

This year’s production, “Under the Big Top,” will be full of exhilarating circus-inspired acts with performances by entertainers Clint Holmes, Josh Strickland and Reva Rice; cast members from Dancing Queen, Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas, JERSEY BOYS, Jubilee, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, RagTag Entertainment, ROCK OF AGES, Zombie Burlesque and Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles LOVE, Michael Jackson ONETM, Mystère and Zumanity;vocal groups Sin City Opera and The Sound Collage; and many more.

 

For nearly three decades, “Ribbon of Life” has featured some of the best performers from the city’s premiere shows and entertainment groups. The spectacular will be hosted by TV personality Chris Saldaña and Edie of Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity. During last year’s production, more than 1,400 people came together and raised more than $152,000 through ticket purchases, a silent auction and monetary donations. All proceeds help support Golden Rainbow’s mission of providing housing and direct financial assistance to the Southern Nevada HIV/AIDS community.

Guests interested in experiencing the one-of-a-kind extravaganza can now purchase tickets at the property’s box office, online at goldenrainbow.org and ticketmaster.com, or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.Tickets are priced at $45, $75, $100, $175 and $200.

 

About Golden Rainbow
Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like “Ribbon of Life” and HIV/AIDS related education. For more information, visit goldenrainbow.org or call 702.384.2899.

Follow Golden Rainbow on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.

Las Vegas Musical Version of Les Misérables to Raise Money for UNLV Performing Arts Center and Golden Rainbow

LES MISÈRABLES
LAS VEGAS MUSICAL VERSION OF ICONIC LES MISÈRABLES 
TO RAISE MONEY FOR UNLV PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 
AND  GOLDEN RAINBOW
Four shows will feature variety of Las Vegas Talent 

 

 Les Misérables, the musical adaption Victor Hugo’s famous tale of Jean Valjean breaking parole during France’s June Rebellion, will take stage February 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. at UNLV’s Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall. The performance is a fundraiser for UNLV’s Performing Arts Center and School of the Arts in addition to Golden Rainbow, a nonprofit organization that provides housing and financial assistance to those with HIV and AIDS living in Southern Nevada. Tickets begin at $25 and may be purchased at www.unlvtickets.com or by calling (702) 895-ARTS (2787).

 

The musical event of Les Misérables will be lead by musical director Bill Fayne, a popular figure in Las Vegas music who has worked in the past with Barbara Streisand and Clint Holmes. Andrew Wright, head of Ragtag Entertainment, will produce the show. He and Fayne have collaborated for productions including Company, which won them a Best of Las Vegas Award, and Putting It Together at The Smith Center among others.

 

“There is passion on so many levels,” said Wright. “This is a winning combination of direction and performance to help causes dear to our hearts.”

 

The production of Les Misérables features diverse performers from local Strip shows, Broadway, opera and the general community.  Featured performers include:

 

Tim Molyneux, Weekend 1 Jean Valjean
Rock tenor
Randal Keith, Weekend 2 Jean Valjean
A former Jean Valjean in Les Misérables productions including Broadway and member of Las Vegas Phat Pack
Benjamin Loewy, Javert Weekend 1
Local dramatic actor
Carnell Johnson, Javert Weekend 2
Las Vegas opera standout
Ellie Smith, Eponine
Miss Northeast Nevada and 2012 Miss Teen Nevada
Bruce Block, Thernardiere
Comedian and magician who appeared twice on America’s Got Talent
Kellie Wright, Madame Thenardiere
Musical actress and former Jubilee singer
Ayler Evan, Enjolras
Musical performer including Bobby in Company at LVH
Alex Mendoza, Ensemble
Performer at Venetian and recent performer in Fresno Les Misérables production
Cyndi Lee, Ensemble
Former Jubilee singer
Ian Gargantiel, Ensemble
Las Vegas opera standout and Venetian performer
Marco Varela, Ensemble
Seattle Opera tenor

 

More information about Ragtag Entertainment may be found at www.ragtagentertainment.com. For information about UNLV, head to www.unlv.edu and to learn more about Golden Rainbow, visit www.goldenrainbow.org.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available for Golden Rainbow’s 27th Annual “Ribbon of Life” Fundraising Spectacular

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR GOLDEN RAINBOW’S
27TH ANNUAL “RIBBON OF LIFE” FUNDRAISING SPECTACULAR
Local HIV/AIDS nonprofit hosts fundraising production June 30 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

Sponsorship packages are available for Golden Rainbow’s 27th annual “Ribbon of Life” stage spectacular on Sunday, June 30 at 1 p.m. at The Smith Center the for Performing Arts.

The six tiers of financial support are $25,000 (Event), $10,000 (Platinum), $5,000 (Gold), $4,500 (Performance), $2,500 (Silver) and $1,000 (Bronze). All underwriters will receive an advertisement in more than 2,500 commemorative programs for the event, an advertisement on Golden Rainbow’s website, tickets to the show and a spot in a special contributors’ video to run during the production. Event, Platinum, Gold and Performance sponsors will receive VIP box suites at the show and full-page color ads in the “Ribbon of Life” commemorative program.

Past “Ribbon of Life” sponsors include The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, John Kish Foundation, QVegas, Spearmint Rhino, Findlay Cadillac, Findlay Honda, RagTag Entertainment, Houseseats Las Vegas, Yelp, Fladmo Family Foundation, Cirque Du Soleil, Vegas.com, Wells Fargo and VegasAuditions.com.

This year’s show, “Tributes,” will showcase a wide spectrum of tribute-themed performances from contemporary to classic, Broadway to movies, pop to hip-hop, music videos, television and political comedy. All singers, dancers, performers, artists and choreographers are invited to showcase their best original numbers for a chance to participate in one of the greatest shows of the year. Golden Rainbow is seeking thrilling stage acts that encompass a complete theatrical experience. For a complete list of guidelines and the submission form, please visit http://goldenrainbow.org/documents/SubmissionPackage2013.pdf.

For more details about sponsorships, please visit Golden Rainbow’s website. Keep up with the latest news on the 27th annual “Ribbon of Life” event on Facebook or Twitter.

 

About Golden Rainbow
Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like Ribbon of Life and HIV/AIDS related education. For more information, visit www.goldenrainbow.org or call 702.384.2899.

RagTag Entertainment Presents a Holiday Cabaret and Toy Drive Benefitting Golden Rainbow Friday, Dec. 21

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RAGTAG ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS A HOLIDAY CABARET AND TOY DRIVE BENEFITTING GOLDEN RAINBOW FRIDAY, DEC. 21
Entertainment company is accepting unwrapped toys for Golden Rainbow families at Holiday Cabaret

Just in time for the Winter Solstice, Golden Rainbow teams up with RagTag Entertainment for a Holiday Cabaret and Toy Drive at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21 at the Center for Spiritual Living (1420 E. Harmon Ave.). The cabaret features performers from “Bite,” “FANTASY,” “Nunsense,” “HAIR” and “5th Avenue.” Admission is $10 and guests are encouraged to bring one unwrapped, unopened toy for the drive. Tickets can be purchased at the door. All donated items benefit children of Golden Rainbow families affected by HIV/AIDS.

RagTag Entertainment has partnered with Golden Rainbow on several benefit productions including “RENT,” “Side by Side by Sondheim,”  “Sweeney Todd” and “Take Off With Us: A Tribute to Bob Fosse.”  The group is also a regular in the nonprofit’s annual fundraiser “Ribbon of Life.”  The organization has raised more than $18,000 to date for Golden Rainbow.

About Golden Rainbow

Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like Ribbon of Life and HIV/AIDS related education. For more information, visit www.goldenrainbow.org or call 702.384.2899.

Follow Golden Rainbow on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.

RagTag Entertainment’s Rendition of “Company” Benefits Golden Rainbow, July 9 – 10












RAGTAG ENTERTAINMENT’S RENDITION OF “COMPANY” BENEFITS GOLDEN RAINBOW, JULY 9 – 10

RagTag Entertainment presents Stephen Sondheim’s popular Broadway musical “Company” at Las Vegas Hotel (LVH), formerly Las Vegas Hilton, at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 9 and Tuesday, July 10. Tickets are available for $25 and proceeds benefit Golden Rainbow. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.theLVH.comor 888.222.5361.

RagTag Entertainment Director Andrew Wright collaborates with seasoned Las Vegas Maestro Bill Fayne to bring “Company” to life with talented local performers and a 22-piece orchestra. “Company” follows five couples and their mutual friend Robert, a 35-year-old bachelor who has yet to connect in a committed relationship.

Since April 2011, RagTag Entertainment has raised more than $23,000 for the Golden Rainbow from shows including “RENT,” “Side by Side by Sondheim,” and “The Who’s Tommy.” The entertainment company also participated in the 2012 “Ribbon of Life.”

About Golden Rainbow
Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like Ribbon of Life and HIV/AIDS related education. For more information, visit www.goldenrainbow.org or call 702.384.2899.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available for Golden Rainbow’s 26th “Ribbon of Life” Fundraising Spectacular

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR GOLDEN RAINBOW’S

26TH  “RIBBON OF LIFE” FUNDRAISING SPECTACULAR

Local HIV/AIDS nonprofit hosts fundraising production June 24 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

 

Sponsorship opportunities are available for Golden Rainbow’s 26th annual “Ribbon of Life” stage spectacular on Sunday, June 24 at 1 p.m. at The Smith Center the for Performing Arts.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for $25,000 (Event), $10,000 (Platinum), $5,000 (Gold), $4,500 (Performance), $2,500 (Silver) and $1,000 (Bronze). All sponsors will be given an advertisement in more than 2,500 commemorative programs for the event, an advertisement on Golden Rainbow’s website, tickets to the event and a spot in a sponsor’s video set to run during the event. Event, Platinum, Gold and Performance sponsors will receive VIP box suites at the show and full-page color ads in the “Ribbon of Life” commemorative program. For more details about sponsorships, please visit Golden Rainbow’s website.

Current “Ribbon of Life” sponsors include The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, QVegas, John Kish Foundation, Gay Days, RagTag Entertainment, Cirque Du Soleil, Houseseats Las Vegas, VegasAuditions.com, and Yelp.

Raising thousands of dollars for Golden Rainbow every year, “Ribbon of Life” has become one of the largest HIV/AIDS fundraisers in the state of Nevada. “Ribbon of Life” is an original production unlike any other in Las Vegas, featuring custom production numbers from the best singers, dancers and performers from premiere shows on the Las Vegas Strip. Showcasing new acts and talent, each year’s “Ribbon of Life” audience is always surprised, thrilled and inspired by performances that are exclusive to the event.

Keep up with the latest news on the 26th annual “Ribbon of Life” event on Facebook or Twitter.

About Golden Rainbow
Celebrating 25 years of service to the Southern Nevada area, Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like Ribbon of Life and HIV/AIDS related education. For more information, visit www.goldenrainbow.org or call 702.384.2899.

 

RagTag Entertainment’s “Sweeney Todd’ Benefits Golden Rainbow this October and November

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAGTAG ENTERTAINMENT’S “SWEENEY TODD” BENEFITS GOLDEN RAINBOW THIS OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER
RagTag Entertainment has raised more than $15,000 for the HIV/AIDS nonprofit

 

RagTag Entertainment presents the theater classic “Sweeney Todd” at Ovation inside Green Valley Ranch Resort on select Tuesdays this October and November. Proceeds from the production benefit Golden Rainbow. Tickets for “Sweeney Todd” are $15.  Performances are at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18 and 25 and Nov. 1. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Green Valley Ranch Resort website

 

Since April 2011, RagTag Entertainment has raised more than $15,000 for the nonprofit from shows including “RENT” and “Side by Side by Sondheim.”  The entertainment company plans to present “Chicago” in 2012.

 

About Golden Rainbow
Celebrating 25 years of service to the Southern Nevada area, Golden Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and direct financial assistance to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Founded by members of the entertainment industry in 1987, Golden Rainbow is committed to serving the HIV/AIDS community through fundraisers like Ribbon of Life and HIV/AIDS related education. For more information, visit www.goldenrainbow.org or call 702.384.2899.

Local talent performs musical highlights from Sweeney Todd at The Village Lake Las Vegas

 

RagTag Entertainment and The Village Lake Las Vegas present 

Musical highlights from Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 

Performance features a local cast ranging from UNLV students to Strip performers

 

WHO:
The Village Lake Las Vegas, RagTag Entertainment and a cast of talented Las Vegas-based entertainers.

 

WHAT:
RagTag Entertainment presents musical highlights from Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. With using amazing local, Stephen Sondheim’s dramatic musical is performed concert style with 90 minutes of highlights from the long running musical. The cast is comprised of local talent ranging from UNLV students to Strip performers. Wendy Moss will serve as vocal director for this production and the UNLV orchestra will provide live music conducted by Rachel Waddell.

 

WHEN:
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Show time – 4 p.m. 
 

WHERE:
The Village
15 Costa di Lago
Henderson, NV 89011

 

ABOUT THE VILLAGE LAKE LAS VEGAS:
Located just 17 miles from the heart of Las Vegas, The Village Lake Las Vegas creates the calm and leisurely pace of a Mediterranean town with cobblestone streets, sweeping mountains views and more than 30 unique shopping and dining options along the way. A perfect lakefront location for a celebratory dinner, a night out with the ladies or a romantic weekend away – The Village is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Services at The Village include shopping, dining, boat cruises, spa services, gondola rides, fishing and other activities. For more information, please visit thevillagellv.com.