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AfrikFest Las Vegas 2018

Friday, May 18 at 11:00 AM to Saturday, May 19
http://afrikfest.org/

AfrikFest is a community-based, socio-cultural organization working for cohesion of cultural heritage among African communities in the U.S., Africa and around the world. Created by a few members of African community in Las Vegas, Nevada, the name “AfrikFest Las Vegas” (meaning African Festival in Las Vegas) was chosen by the committee.

The AfrikFest Las Vegas is designed to recreate the cultural values among the peoples of Africa, to establish those values in the minds of our new generations residing outside the continent of Africa. AfrikFest Las Vegas is determined to showcase and promote some of our cultural heritage, aiming to be an annual fiesta that highlights the rich culture of the continent through our platform.

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Desserts in the Desert

Saturday, May 19 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Clark County Center Amphitheater, Las Vegas

The event: a multi-day celebration of delicious desserts and sweet jazz.

The tastings: depending on the day, guests may indulge in luxurious chocolates, enjoy cupcakes with complimentary beers, or pair eats at the whiskey masterclass

The music: the lineup includes Ghost-Note, Bill Frisell, Diane Schuur, Groove Project, and Mindi Abair: see the schedule here

Benefiting The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada (May 12, 19, & 26)

Benefiting Nevada PEP (June 2 &16)

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Party Pics: Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit

Giada De Laurentiis and Bon Appetit Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport welcome guests to the Coffee & Cake event at Pronto by Giada. Photo Credit: Erik Kabik

Giada De Laurentiis and Bon Appetit Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport welcome guests to the Coffee & Cake event at Pronto by Giada. Photo Credit: Erik Kabik

LAS VEGAS (May 12, 2018) — Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit day two invited culinary enthusiasts to enjoy intimate and interactive experiences at Caesars Palace. The day ended with the premier event of the weekend, The Grand Tasting at Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace.

Guests had the chance to celebrate all things coffee at Pronto by Giada, the brand new fast-casual restaurant from Emmy Award-winning and New York Times best-selling celebrity chef, Giada De Laurentiis. Attendees enjoyed an interactive coffee tasting and conversation with De Laurentiis, Bon Appetit Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport and Hana Kaneshige of Counter Culture Coffee. Guests sipped and savored with tasty small bites, including Italian rainbow almond cake that showcased Giada’s signature cuisine.

Sushi aficionados had the rare opportunity to journey inside legendary chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s expansive Las Vegas destination restaurant to hear about the philosophy of sushi making from one of the world’s foremost artisans and restaurateurs. This signature “Beauty of Sushi” event allowed guests the opportunity to see Nobu’s sushi making in action while also sipping premier sake and discover his inventive “Nobu Style” that fuses classic sushi-making techniques with unique ingredients.

The Grand Tasting at Caesars Palace’s Gardens of the Gods Pool Oasis is the cornerstone event of Vegas Uncork’d. A star-studded red carpet kicked off the one-of-a-kind culinary experience. A toast between Caesars Palace President Gary Selesner, Bon Appetit Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport, the one-and-only Caesar and 2,500 food enthusiasts welcomed the evening in grand style. The Grand Tasting featured more than 50 award-winning chefs and 100 of the best wines and spirits from around the globe.

Musical Salute to the USO

Wednesday, May 23 at 8:00 PM
The Bootlegger Bistro, 7700 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas

FUNDRAISER: RainMaker Productions Presents A MUSICAL SALUTE TO THE USO. A fundraiser to support the Las Vegas USO Programs. Starring the Multi-talented Ronnie Rose, crooner Michael Monge, Our thunder from Down Under Kellie Wright, the dashing Nickolas Mastrangelo, Barbara Brighton as Joan Rivers, Three beautiful girls of Dangerous Curves, The energetic Bluzmen, the hilarious duet 50 Pounds from Stardom, Steve McCoy as Tom Jones, A duet of Marc Love and Dana Daye, the multifaceted Billy Fischer and the beautiful CiCi Spencer plus possible surprise guests.
This tribute starts at 8 pm (doors open at 7) held at the Bootlegger Bistro’s Copa Room at 7700 S Las Vegas Blvd. Tickets are only $35 WITH 100% OF TICKET SALES BEING DONATED DIRECTLY TO THE LAS VEGAS USO.
Tickets are on sale NOW at www.rainmakerproductionslv.com

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Heart ‘n’ Sole

Saturday, May 12 from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
M Resort Spa Casino, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas

Goodie Two Shoes Foundation (GTSF) is celebrating 10 years of Heart n’ Sole! This annual poolside event is hands down one of the best parties in Vegas! While other organizations may bore you with stuffy attire, long “talky” presentations, and rubber chicken dinners, GTSF’s annual party is all about the FOOD, FRIENDS and FUN! Join us for a night of celebration featuring sparkling libations, delectable food, lively entertainment by Vegas’ best all-request rock band, Vegas Limit, and amazing, one-of-a-kind silent and live auctions – all benefiting Goodie Two Shoes.

As always, dress is fashionably casual… but be prepared for some “Magic & Mayhem!”

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Boats, Brews, and Crews

Wednesday, May 16 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Lovelady Brewing 20 S Water St, Henderson, Nevada

Don’t miss a fun evening featuring craft beers, barbecue dinner, and live and silent auctions at the Lake Las Vegas Rowing Club’s first annual fundraiser.

Each $50 ticket includes two beers and a buffet meal – plus you’ll support the growing high-school program with much-needed equipment repairs and upgrades, and fund scholarships to defray training, travel and regatta entry costs. Silent and live auction items include incredible packages including Cirque du Soleil shows, dinners and gifts.

Thanks to our venue host, Lovelady Brewing Company. Dinner courtesy of Emerald Island Casino.

Only 140 tickets are available, so purchase your tickets today. Limited to guests 21 and older only, please.

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Mint Juleps with Moms

Saturday, May 12 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Casa de Shenandoah, 3310 E Sunset Rd, Las Vegas

Women’s Council of REALTORS(R) Las Vegas Event-Mint Juleps with Moms A Derby Themed Event ~ Charity Silent Auction to benefit The Cupcake Girls Organization!

Please join us Saturday May 12th from 11am-2pm for Mint Juleps with Mom on the lawn of Wayne Newton’s mansion in this derby themed event. We will have a Silent Auction with all proceeds to benefit The Cupcake Girls.

(visit www.thecupcakegirls.org for more information on their amazing organization and to get involved)

Brunch and drinks will be served, 2 private tours of Wayne Newton’s mansion will be given during the event! Registration is now open- please be sure to register for this FREE event for Women’s Council of REALTORS(R) Las Vegas members and only $25 for future members/guests.

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HRC Gala Las Vegas

Saturday, May 12 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
ARIA Resort & Casino, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas

13th Annual Gala on May 12 starting at 5 PM at the Aria!

***Tickets Now Available!***
– Premium $350.00: Includes VIP Reception & Premium Seating
– VIP Dinner Ticket $275.00: Includes VIP Reception
– General Dinner Ticket $250.00
– VIP Federal Club $210.00: Includes VIP Reception
– Federal Club Member $185.00
– Federal Club Council $0.00: Includes VIP Reception
– Federal Club Council – Friend of HRC(optional) $100.00: Includes VIP Reception – Major Donors willing to help cover the cost of attendance are encouraged to choose this option.

Looking forward to seeing everyone as we RISE.

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7th Annual United Way Golf Benefit

Friday, June 1 at 7:00 AM
Spanish Trail Country Club, 5050 Spanish Trail Lane, Las Vegas

Tee off for a great cause and join us on Friday, June 1, 2018, for an exceptional golf experience and the opportunity to meet former NFL players and local leaders during the 7th Annual United Way Golf Benefit at Spanish Trail Country Club. Brought to you by NV Energy, IBEW Local 396 and United Way of Southern Nevada.

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Click here to see the full benefits for each sponsorship level.

Platinum Level: $5,000

Food & Beverage Level: $4,000

Gold Level: $2,500

Hole-in-One Level: $1,500

Silver Level: $1,000

Foursome: $700

Single Player: $175

Check-in: 7:00 AM

Play Begins: 8:00 AM Shotgun

Awards luncheon immediately following.

Format: 4-Person Scramble (200 player maximum)

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place prizes

Golf Course Contests

Tournament Day:

Includes: Practice Range, Awards, Luncheon, Golfer Gift Bag, and 20% off non-sale items in the Pro Shop.

All proceeds benefit United Way of Southern Nevada.

You may register online with a major credit card by clicking on the green Register button above or completing a registration form found at uwsn.org/golf and mailing your check made payable to United Way of Southern Nevada. Please send to the attention of Brooke Malone, United Way of Southern Nevada, 5830 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103.

Contributions that exceed $175 per single player golf round may be tax deductible as a gift to United Way of Southern Nevada. Federal Identification Number: 88-0071328

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Las Vegas Burger Festival

Saturday, May 12 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Craig Ranch Regional Park, 628 W. Craig Road, North Las Vegas

We are proud to be part of American Patriot Fest and equally excited announce the 1st Las Vegas burger festival to hit sin-city, Bring your buns to the park and we promise you’ll relish the experience of choosing your favorite hamburger. With over 10 food vendors serving up their rendition of the Hamburger .
DID WE MENTION IT WAS FREE TO THE PUBLIC
Enjoy the Amateur Hamburger Eating Competitions,
non-stop entertainment
beer and wine gardens,
craft /artists,
numerous children’s activities,
360 CARSHOW ,
military vehicle exhibit ,
meet the cast from WelderUp and much much more

EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC

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