Life is Beautiful Festival Talent to Play Night Shows at Fremont Country Club

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Life is Beautiful Festival Talent to Play Night Shows at Fremont Country Club

Limited number of tickets for late night performances with Fitz & The Tantrums with Echosmith and Mayer Hawthorne with Sabriel

Life is Beautiful Festival just announced night shows with several of the festival’s musical talent giving fans the chance to keep the music going long after the last headliner takes the stage. Fitz & The Tantrums, Echosmith, Mayer Hawthorne and Sabriel all will take over the Fremont Country Club after performing to thousands at the festival, to play underground sets at the intimate venue. The Fremont Country Club will host these separately ticketed shows Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25.


“We’re excited to add a couple night shows this year and give fans a chance to see some great artists inside an intimate venue,” said Craig Nyman Head of Music and Live Performance for the festival, “After performing in front of thousands at the festival, it’s going to be fun having these talented bands perform at Fremont Country Club in front of much smaller crowds.”


Friday, October 24 – Fitz & The Tantrums with Echosmith
Tickets: $25
Doors: 11 p.m.
Showtime: 11:59 p.m.


Saturday, October 25 – Mayer Hawthorne with Sabriel
Tickets: $20
Doors: 11 p.m.
Show: 11:59 p.m.


Tickets will be available for purchase starting on Wednesday, Oct. 15 and can be purchased at


2014 Sponsors & Partners
Sponsors and Partners of Life is Beautiful Festival include Wirtz Beverage Nevada, WEU/ World Trust Foundation, Dos Equis,, the D Las Vegas, KETEL ONE Vodka, The LINQ, Travel + Leisure, Marriott Hotels, Pandora, Las Vegas Events, Silicon Valley Bank, CBS Radio, The City of Las Vegas, Whole Foods, Cirque du Soleil®, Sub-Zero and Wolf and Westar Kitchen and Bath, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Hendrick’s Gin, 7UP, Bacardi, Jim Beam Kentucky Fire, Alex & Ani, Maui Jim, Café Bustello, ORGANIZE, Red Bull, Downtown Project, US Foods, Chef Works, Le Creuset, Dansko, Movember, Airstream 2 Go and online content partner POPSUGAR.
*Sponsors and partners listed are current as of release date.

About Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful is an inspirational company dedicated to helping people conquer their fears and chase their dreams. Its signature project, the Life is Beautiful Festival was founded in 2013 and launched in October of that same year as a highly successful lifestyle event featuring marquee musicians, chefs, artists and speakers. Held in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful Festival attracted more than 60,000 patrons in its first year, and is now branching out to an international online forum for social change. For more information on the company’s projects and the latest festival news, visit, or connect with Life is Beautiful socially at,, and

Three Square Food Bank August Event Listings

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Three Square Food Bank August Event Listings

Brooklyn Bowl Summer Promotion
Date: Now- Sunday, August 31
Location: Brooklyn Bowl- 3545 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

Ice cream lovers will be able to indulge in one of the venue’s many decadent desserts for a cause. For all ice cream-inspired desserts sold at Brooklyn Bowl, such as Fresh Berry Sundae, Banana Split, Milkshakes (vanilla, chocolate and strawberry) or Bourbon St. Shake with Nutella, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Three Square and the fight against hunger in Southern Nevada.

3rd Annual Las Vegas Cupcake Bake-Off
Date: Sunday, August 10
Time: Noon to 3 p.m.
Location: Suncoast Hotel & Casino Grand Ballroom – 9090 Alta Drive
Cost: $20 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under

Cupcake enthusiasts are invited to taste and help judge the 3rd Annual Las Vegas Cupcake Bake-off sponsored by Gigi’s Cupcakes.  The event will feature bakers, amateurs and professionals who will compete for cash prizes and the title of “Best Cupcake Baker in Las Vegas.” Five finalists will be selected by the audience and the grand prize winner will receive $1,500. Guests will indulge in all-you-can-eat sweets and enjoy cocktails from the open bar. Tickets are available at with 50% of the ticket sales going to Three Square Food Bank.

Whole Foods/MGM Resorts International Chef Demonstrations
Date: Thursday, August 14 & Thursday, August 21
Time: TBD
Location: Whole Food Market Henderson – 100 S Green Valley Pkwy. and Whole Foods Market Las Vegas Blvd. – 6689 Las Vegas Blvd.

Henderson location- Meet Chef Rafael Salinas of Julian Serrano at Aria Resort and Chef Reed Osterholt of Hecho en Vegas at MGM Grand Resort as they pair refreshing Spanish and Mexican-inspired small plates with refreshing craft cocktails from award-winning Master Mixologist Craig Schoettler of Aria Resort.

Las Vegas Blvd. location- Meet Chef Ben Jenkins of Michael Mina at Bellagio Resort and Chef Anthony Schutz of Michael Mina Pub 1842 at MGM Grand Resort as they team up to share Michael Mina’s signature refined American dishes  with playful, pub-inspired comfort food.

Whole Foods Promotion
Date: August 15-26
Time: TBD
Location: All locations
Whole Food Market Henderson – 100 S Green Valley Pkwy.
Whole Foods Market Las Vegas Blvd- 6689 Las Vegas Blvd.
Whole Foods Market Tenaya – 7250 W Lake Mead Blvd.
Whole Foods Market Summerlin – 8855 W Charleston Blvd.

Shop at Whole Foods Markets during this promotion and receive an exclusive offer for a Complimentary Fourth Course when you dine with MGM Resorts International during Fall Las Vegas Restaurant Week, August 22-28 benefitting Three Square.  See stores for more details.

Honey Salt’s Summer of Love
Date: August 18-August 22
Location: Honey Salt – 1031 S Rampart Blvd.

Honey Salt’s Summer of Love is a season long celebration of local charities in Las Vegas. Three Square will be the featured charity of the week from August 18-22 and patrons can give back by ordering from the Taste of Honey menu and by ordering a special cocktail.  A portion of the proceeds from this weeklong event will benefit Southern Nevada’s only food bank.

Mesa Grill Restaurant Week Launch Party & 10 Year Anniversary
Date: Thursday, August 21
Time: 6 p.m. -8 p.m.
Cost: $75 per guest
Location: Mesa Grill – 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd.

Mesa Grill at Caesar’s Palace is helping us kick off Fall Las Vegas Restaurant Week while celebrating their ten year anniversary in the city. For $75 you can enjoy a variety of appetizers, cocktails and wine in their private dining room. Tickets can be purchased by calling 702-731-7778 or emailing All proceeds to benefit Three Square Food Bank.

Fall Las Vegas Restaurant Week
Date: Friday, August 22 – Thursday, August 28
Cost: Prix-fixe menu offerings priced between $20.14 and $50.14

Three Square Food Bank invites the public to explore many of our city’s top dining establishments when Fall Las Vegas Restaurant Week returns for its eighth year. To take part in Las Vegas Restaurant Week, diners can visit any participating restaurant during the specified dates. Each restaurant will create their own prix-fixe, delicious menu offering at price points ranging from $20.14 to $50.14, with a fixed portion of the proceeds – $4, $5, or $6 – benefitting Three Square and the fight against hunger in Southern Nevada.  On Friday, August 8 guests may visit for an updated list of Fall Las Vegas Restaurant Week participants and menu details. The easy-to-navigate, mobile-friendly site allows diners to search by type of cuisine, restaurant location or donation amount.

Diners are encouraged to share their experiences and be a part of the conversation on Twitter and Instagram by following @threesquarelv and using the hashtags #LVRW2014 and #HelpOutDineOutLV, and on Facebook by ‘Liking’ the Las Vegas Restaurant Week page –

Sunday Night Supper Series at MTO – Fly Me To The Moon
Date: Sunday, August 24
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $65 per guest
Location: MTO- 500 S Main St.

MTO Café is hosting a six-course “Swinging Steakhouse Tasting Menu” featuring six of Las Vegas’s top chefs including Johnny Church from MTO Café, John Curtas, author of EATING LAS VEGAS, Marty Lopez from 35 Steak & Martinis, Chris Keating from Border Grill, Joseph Romano from Golden Gaming & PTs and Sara Steele from Swiss Chalet Fine Foods
Tickets are $65 per person with 10% benefitting Three Square Food Bank. Call 720-380-8229 or email to make a reservation.

Together We Can
Date: Saturday, September 20
Time: 6 p.m.
Cost: starting at $150 per person
Location: Cannery Casino & Hotel – 2121 East Craig Road

The Cannery Casino & Hotel hosts “Together We Can,” an evening of delicious food and drinks, live entertainment, and a live auction to benefit Southern Nevada’s only food bank, Three Square, and the more than 340,000 people who are hungry in the Valley.  The keynote speaker will be Punam Mathur, with special musical performances by students from the Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts.  This event is presented by Smiths.  For tickets and sponsorship packages to go, or or at all Smith’s locations.

Smith’s Community Rewards
Three Square has joined the Smith’s Community Rewards program. Giving back has become easier, and all it takes is a swipe of your Smith’s rewards card.

To give back, visit and log into your Smith’s account to enroll. Three Square’s organization number is 69773.

For more information about Three Square’s ongoing events, click here.

About Three Square Food Bank
Established in 2007 to provide hunger relief, Three Square Food Bank offers wholesome, nutritious food to non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans. A national model project inspired by Founder Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with businesses, non-profit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the Clark County School District, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers to efficiently and effectively serve hope to those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides more than 30 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of more than 25 million meals – per year to more than 600 Program Partners. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit For the latest news and events on Three Square, visit and follow them on Instagram (@threesquarelv) as well as Twitter (@threesquarelv).

Smoothie Bicycles and Giveaways at AFAN’s “Every Piggy Counts” Pig Out Event


Take a Ride on a Smoothie Bicycle at the “Every Piggy Counts”

Pig Out Event at Whole Foods on June 14

“Every Piggy Counts” Pig Out Event

Whole Foods Summerlin
Charleston and Rampart – 8855 West Charleston Blvd.

Saturday, June 14
10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) will host the second “Every Piggy Counts” Pig Out event of the year on Saturday, June 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Whole Foods Summerlin.

The community is invited to adopt a ceramic piggy bank and fatten it up throughout the year to benefit AFAN. Piggy owners empty their pigs at quarterly “Pig Out” events and receive prizes, leading up to the final Pig Out on World AIDS Day, Dec. 1.

Cool off with a smoothie from a pedal powered bicycle blender and receive reusable Whole Foods bags with giveaways inside. The participant who brings the “Plumpest Pig” will win a gift basket.

Each piggy comes with a paint pen and can be decorated, painted or bedazzled to fit in at home or at the office. People also have the option to adopt piggys already designed by select art students from Las Vegas Academy. Baby piggy banks are available for children as a fun way to teach about fundraising.

Pigs are always available for adoption at the AFAN offices at 1120 Almond Tree Lane.

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About AFAN

Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) was founded in 1984 and is the oldest and largest AIDS service organization in the state of Nevada. 2014 marks AFAN’s 30th anniversary of practicing its unyielding commitment to the community by providing unparalleled health expertise, support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada. Over the years, AFAN has created various programs that offer consistent and comprehensive assistance including direct client service programs, food programs, prevention and education programs and community outreach.  As part of AFAN’s mission, these client service programs assist in enhancing the physical health and psychosocial wellness of the individuals they serve, while promoting dignity and improving the quality of their lives. For more information, please visit Keep up with AFAN events and news on Facebook and Twitter.

DISCOVER BEER: The Great Vegas Festival of Beer Returns April 27, 2013

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Discover Beer
The Great Vegas Festival of Beer Returns April 27, 2013

Early Bird tickets for The Great Vegas Festival of Beer are now on sale.  Those purchasing tickets before February 9 can take advantage of the Early Bird discount on select ticketing options.  Every ticketholder is entitled to a complimentary ride home from the festival, provided by Motley Brews to encourage safety.

Join Motley Brews at Sunset Park on April 27, 2013 from 3 to 7 p.m. for an all-out day of beer discovery with access to over 200 craft brews from more than 50 local, regional and international breweries.  Live music, good food and great craft beer are all on tap as usual for Nevada’s largest craft beer celebration.  This year’s festival is presented by Mark-Taylor Residential, Land Rover and Whole Foods.

Motley Brews expects nearly 5,000 attendees at this year’s festivities, and to accommodate the resounding demand for beer they’ve chosen an expansive and breathtaking location adjacent to Sunset Park Lake for the festival grounds. The Great Vegas Festival of Beer will be one of the first major events held at the lakeside event pavilion following the completion of Sunset Park’s $15 million renovation.

Local beer fans will be pleased to learn that Motley Brews has teamed with the Nevada Craft Brewers Association, a nonprofit advocacy group, to support local craftsmen and prominently feature great Nevada beers at the festival.  A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Nevada Craft Brewers Association and their involvement will introduce some rare specialty beers brewed just for the Great Vegas Festival of Beer.  A portion of ticket sales will also benefit The Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas.

Saturday, April 27, 2013
3-7 p.m.*
* Open to Early Entry & VIP ticketholders at 2 p.m.

Sunset Park
2601 E. Sunset Road
Las Vegas, NV 89120

All General Admission and Early Entry tickets will be available at a $5 discount until February 9.  Prices shown do not reflect this discount.
General Admission – $30 online / $40 at the door
Early Entry – $40 online/ $50 at the door
Brewers Lounge VIP – $55 online/$65 at the door
*All prices include fees and taxes.

More information can be found at the event website, on Facebook or on Twitter.

About Motley Brews:
Founded in 2010, Motley Brews was created for locals and breweries and brew fans alike to share great libations in a true local setting. The organization hosts beer-centric festivals and events designed to bring a local flavor to thousands of Las Vegans who thirst for good times and great beer. Motley Brews believes in giving back to the local community; each festival always benefits a deserving local non-profit organization.  To date, Motley Brews has raised over $15,000 for Nevada charities.


Get the latest news on all Motley Brews events by following on Facebook (Motley Brews) and Twitter (@MotleyBrews).

HELP of Southern Nevada 2012 Event Listings


Round It Up At Yard House
Support HELP of Southern Nevada by visiting Yard House at Town Square Las Vegas all year long and participating in Round It Up America®, a program that gives diners around the country the opportunity to make a difference in their communities by donating pocket change to local nonprofits. Each check at Yard House at Town Square Las Vegas contains a line where patrons can donate to HELP of Southern Nevada by simply rounding up their purchases to the nearest dollar. While the individual donations may be nominal, their collective sum is powerful in assisting HELP of Southern Nevada serve the community through its various programs.

“HELP2O” Bottled Water Campaign
Now through August
8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
HELP of Southern Nevada’s “HELP2O” campaign encourages Southern Nevadans to help protect homeless residents from the dangers associated with the summer heat by donating water and spare change at Whole Foods Market now through August. Those looking to donate bottled water can do so by visiting any of the four local Whole Foods Market locations. Bottled water donations can be purchased in-store and donated or purchased elsewhere and dropped off. Those who donate cases or bottles of Real Water will have their donations matched by the company. The water will be collected on a regular basis and distributed to area homeless.

*Now at all four Whole Foods Market locations*

School Supply Drive
Now through August 20
7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday
HELP of Southern Nevada is collecting school supplies such as dry erase markers, backpacks, three-ring notebooks, spiral notebooks, colored pencils, small sandwich bags, hand sanitizer, pencil cases, loose leaf paper, protractors, glue, pens, pencils, crayons, calculators, rulers, scissors, folders and Kleenex at the nonprofit’s 1640 E. Flamingo Road headquarters. HELP will then distribute the supplies to school-aged clients in need of assistance.

HELP of Southern Nevada’s Boot Scootin’ Benefit
August 11
1 to 5 p.m.
A HELP of Southern Nevada benefit full of line dancing lessons, bull riding and psychic readings by Mystic Mona is being held at Gilley’s in Treasure Island from 1 to 5 p.m. on August 11. Tickets are $25 per person and is open to anyone age 12 and older. Teams of up to six people may participate and prizes will be awarded to the best dancer, best costume, worst dancers and team that can dance the longest.

Donate a Dollar at Walgreens
August 20 to September 30
Stop by any of Walgreens’ 80 local locations to donate a dollar to HELP of Southern Nevada at checkout.

Dine to Donate at Buffalo Wild Wings
September 15
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
HELP of Southern Nevada is partnering with Buffalo Wild Wings (7430 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 120) for “Dine to Donate” on September 15 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 10 percent of all proceeds to HELP of Southern Nevada when diners bring in the designated “Dine to Donate” ticket, which can be printed off at

Tea, Trends & Tranquility
October 11
1 to 4 p.m.
The annual afternoon of tea, fashion and a silent auction will be held at the Four Seasons Las Vegas and hosted by Joe Barbara from Jersey Boys. Tickets are available for $100 per person or $1,000 per table of 10.

14th Annual Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo Toy Drive
November 29 to December 10
Now in its 14th year, Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo will host a toy drive at 6226 W. Sahara Avenue with Chet living on the 30-foot scaffolding throughout the entire drive. HELP of Southern Nevada will then distribute the toys to youths in need.

Please visit or contact Abby Quinn at for more information.

HELP of Southern Nevada operates nine departments, consists of 83 employees and serves approximately 100,000 unduplicated clients each year.  The services HELP provides assist low-income families, homeless teens and adults among other individuals, to become more self-sufficient through direct services, trainings and referrals.  Programs available include Emergency Resources, Family Services, Weatherization, Community Alternative Sentencing, Work Opportunities Readiness Center, Holiday Assistance, Nevada 2-1-1 Call Center and Homeless and Youth Services.  For more information, call HELP of Southern Nevada at 702-369-4357 or visit


Cancer Treatment Centers of America Promote Nutrition and Healthy Eating with Cooking Demonstration at Whole Foods

Cancer Treatment Centers of America Executive Chef Frank Caputo and Director of Nutrition Sharon Day to
Promote Healthy Eating, Nutrition and the “Dirty Dozen” List of Cancer Fighting Foods

What: In honor of Cancer Awareness Month, Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) Executive Chef Frank Caputo and Director of Nutrition Sharon Day will host a cooking demonstration at Whole Foods Market located at 8855 W. Charleston Boulevard on May 2 from 6-8 p.m.

This educational demonstration titled “Food Fight: Adding Nutrition in Your Fight Against Cancer” will highlight the benefits of healthy eating and nutrition as well as the “Dirty Dozen,” a list of twelve cancer fighting fruits and vegetables. This event is free to the public. Guests can register online at

Photo Opportunities:

· CTCA Executive Chef Frank Caputo cooking healthy recipes like the Kale and Walnut Pesto, Frank’s Ponzu sauce and Fresh Summer Rolls

· Sharon Day, Director of Nutrition for CTCA will highlight the importance of healthy eating, the “Dirty Dozen” and answer any questions about nutrition

· Audience members sampling healthy selections

When: Wednesday, May 2
Demonstration begins at 6 p.m.
Question and answer session begins at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Whole Foods Market
8855 W. Charleston Boulevard
(Near Charleston and Fort Apache)


About Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is a national network of hospitals providing a comprehensive, fully integrated approach to cancer treatment. CTCA serves patients with complex cancer from all 50 states at facilities located in suburban Chicago, Philadelphia, Tulsa and suburban Phoenix. Known for delivering the Mother Standard® of care and Patient Empowerment Medicine®, CTCA provides patients with information about cancer and their treatment options so they can control their treatment decisions. For more information about CTCA, go to

El Cortez Hotel & Casino Leads New Monthly Volunteering Effort ‘Downtown Cares Las Vegas’








El Cortez Hotel & Casino Leads New Monthly
Volunteering Effort ‘Downtown Cares Las Vegas’
Sponsors include Zappos, Whole Foods, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue,
City of Las Vegas and more


El Cortez Hotel & Casino is teaming with other downtown businesses and organizations for “Downtown Cares Las Vegas,” a day of downtown volunteerism, on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Downtown Cares Las Vegas is being organized by Moonridge Group,  and volunteering efforts will be led by El Cortez along with a group of sponsors, including Zappos, the City of Las Vegas, the City of Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, the City of Las Vegas Metro Police Department, Whole Foods, 8 News Now, BLVDS and other businesses and arts organizations. All volunteers will come together to improve the Robert Gordon Senior Recreation Center at 336 N. 10th Street, Las Vegas, NV. 

Event registration is from 9 to 10 a.m. followed by the day of volunteering at the recreation center. Volunteers can offer their services for a full- or half-day shift. 

The 261 low-income seniors who use the Robert Gordon Recreation Center on a daily basis have created a “Wish List” that the volunteers will be working to fulfill throughout the day.  Remodeling and facility improvement initiatives, such as painting, collecting non-perishable foods, planting and gardening, improving the recreation areas, beautifying the patio area and upgrading the kitchen, will go a long way in making the recreation center more functional and enjoyable for the seniors.  

Individuals who have questions, would like to donate items and/or want to register a team of volunteers can contact event coordinator Kathleen Foley at or 702.461.9656. The deadline to register for Downtown Cares Las Vegas is Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. 

Downtown Cares Las Vegas will continue as a monthly volunteering effort in downtown Las Vegas and the surrounding areas. Future Downtown Cares Las Vegas volunteering events will be announced once projects are confirmed. 

About El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2011, El Cortez Hotel & Casino is the longest continuously operating hotel-casino in Las Vegas. The iconic property can be found in historic downtown Las Vegas at 600 East Fremont Street and is the only casino in the city’s burgeoning Fremont East Entertainment District.  With 300 newly remodeled hotel rooms, including four uniquely themed suites that resulted from the 2010 Design A Suite Downtown Contest, El Cortez offers some of the best accommodations in downtown Las Vegas. In May 2009, the property opened the El Cortez Cabana Suites, a 64-room boutique hotel offering vintage South Beach style in the heart of downtown. The casino features full-pay 3-2 single deck blackjack, 10 times odds on craps, state-of-the-art roulette and more than 1,000 slot machines.  El Cortez also offers a full range of sports betting options and is proudly affiliated with the Station Casinos Sports Book. The Las Vegas Review-Journal voted El Cortez “Best Downtown Hotel” in 2009; “Best Blackjack in Las Vegas” in 2007 and from 2009-2011; “Best Video Poker” in 2008 and “Best Keno in Las Vegas” from 2005-2006 and 2008-2011.  Dining options at El Cortez include: Café Cortez, the property’s 24-hour diner; The Flame Steakhouse, a vintage favorite among Las Vegas locals serving the finest steaks and freshest seafood; and Gambling Gourmet, a delicious menu of casino favorites served game side to players. The property’s other amenities include: Subway, Dreyer’s Ice Cream Shop, Seattle’s Best Coffee, El Cortez Gift Shop and a full-service beauty and barber shop.  For more information, please call 1-800-634-6703 or 702-385-5200, or visit

Stay up to date with El Cortez Hotel & Casino events and specials on Facebook and Twitter.