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Party Pics – 40th Anniversary Ruby Gala

Nevada School of the Arts held their 40th Anniversary Ruby Gala at the Red Rock Hotel and Casino on March 10, 2018, and Party Digest was in the house!

It was a spectacular event featuring world renowned performers: NSA Encore Recipient Frankie Moreno, NSA Jazz Artist-in-Residence and Las Vegas headliner Clint Holmes, pianist “The Hands of Liberace” Philip Fortenberrry, international violinist and pedagogue Brian Lewis, NSA 2018 Encore Recipient Christy Molasky and many more. The theme: 1940s Hollywood Glam.

Nevada School of the Arts provides world-class music instruction and a life-changing experience to students of all ages and backgrounds for generations to come. Their mission is to educate, enrich, and empower each young musician eager to be educated on music education. Learn more at NSAMusic.org.

Click any of the images below to open up a gallery for convenient viewing. We thank Sue Altenburg from Altenburg Studio for the pictures!


40th Anniversary Ruby Gala – NSA

Saturday, March 10 at 5:00 PM
Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa


Please join us to celebrate NSA’s tremendous contributions to arts education at our 40th Anniversary Ruby Gala on March 10, 2018 at the Red Rock Hotel Casino Resort & Spa. Our Ruby Gala will feature world renowned performers. NSA Encore Recipient Frankie Moreno, NSA Jazz Artist-in-Residence and Las Vegas headliner Clint Holmes, pianist “The Hands of Liberace” Philip Fortenberrry, international violinist and pedagogue Brian Lewis, NSA 2018 Encore Recipient Christy Molasky and many more surprise guests.


GENERAL RECEPTION 5 pm: Join us in the Veranda Room, where Ruby’s will twinkle in the majestic daylight! Guests will enjoy performances from NSA’s talented students, cocktails and indulge yourself in the Silent Auction, while over looking the majestic view of Red Rock Canyon. Photo opportunities with special guests and potential exposure to media are included in the expereince.

DINNER – 7 pm: Eat, Drink, and Shine like a Ruby! Guests will be seated in preparation for dinner service commencing with a ruby themed chilled salad. Main entrée includes a vegetarian option.



NSA CONCERT EXTRAVAGANZA – 8 pm: The evening will close with an amazing concert extravaganza with performances by NSA’s Students, faculty and alumni to include: 2018 Encore Recepeint Christy Molasky, past Encore Recepients and supporters of NSA, Frank Moreno, Clint Holmes, Philip Fortenberry, and Kenny Rampton.


Founded in 1977, our mission is to ignite a lifelong passion for the arts by educating, enriching and empowering leaders in music education. NSA has been providing excellence in music education for Southern Nevada for 40 years.

For more information click here

The 14th Street Y 2018 Annual Purim Gala

Thursday, March 1 from 6:00 PM to March 1, 2018
Cipriani, 25 Broadway

New York, NY – On Thursday, March 1, 2018 beginning at 6pm, the 14th Street Y will host its 2018 PURIM Gala. The 14th Street Y will honor founding Board Member and philanthropist Harvey Schulweis.

The 14th Street Y is a vibrant community center grounded in the belief that contemporary Jewish sensibilities can be a source of inspiration, connection, and learning for the individuals and families we serve throughout New York City’s East Village and beyond.

The Gala will be held at Cipriani, 25 Broadway, NYC, with Cocktails at 6pm and Dinner & Entertainment at 7pm. Festive attire and masks are encouraged. To learn more about the night’s events, get tickets, or to make a donation, please visit https://www.14streety.org/gala/.

Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar. Celebrated with feasts, drink and revelry, it celebrates standing up for what you believe in and calls us to honor others through giving gifts and charity.

In keeping with the time-honored Purim tradition of masquerade, guests are invited to indulge in wearing Purim-inspired masks and accessories. Try on a bit of whimsy, drama or intrigue and be transformed instantly… go on, we dare you!

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Cinderella’s Diamond Ball

Saturday, January 20 at 7:00 PM
Liberace Mansion – 4982 Shirley St, Las Vegas

Glorious vocalizing and dazzling pianistic showpieces will once again be on display at the lovingly restored Liberace Mansion for OLV’s annual gala fundraiser. The doors to this one-of-a-kind residence open at 7:00 pm on Saturday, 20 January 2018 for a dressy evening filled with upscale snacks, delectable libations, especially selected musical performances, a surprise celebrity guest or two, an extensive array of tempting choices at the Silent Auction display, and of the course, the rare chance to experience the atmosphere of the iconic residence of a Sin City legend.

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Party Pics: AFP Philanthropy Day

Tuesday, November 14
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

Over 300 guests honored Las Vegas’ most philanthropic-minded volunteers, community leaders and development professionals at AFP Las Vegas’ 2017 National Philanthropy Day® Awards on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.
2017 Recipients:
• Janice Allen, Outstanding Philanthropist
• Constandina “Dina” Ciulla, Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
• Findlay Automotive Group, Outstanding Corporation
• Caleen Norrod Johnson, Lifetime Achievement
• Junior League of Las Vegas, President’s Award
• Pam Lang, Outstanding Development Professional
• Stacey Wedding, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
• Elaine P. Wynn Family Foundation, Outstanding Foundation
Las Vegas performer and Monday’s Dark founder Mark Shunock emceed the event where guests were treated to a special performance by Brent Barrett, Las Vegas’ own Phantom of the Opera star.
Guests were greeted with a special champagne reception and feasted at four different food stations featuring gourmet options from the Westgate Hotel’s award-winning restaurants.

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Top 100 Lunch by My Vegas

Wednesday, November 15 at 11:30 AM
Cili Restaurant in the Bali Hai Golf Club 5160 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas

Ticket prices increase each week!! Be sure to RSVP now!!

Goodie Bags for the first 50 guests
Thousands in grand prizes

For more information visit http://top100lunch.com/

Silver State Awards

Saturday, November 18 at 5:30 PM
Caesar’s Palace – Roman ballroom

21st Silver State Awards – Women Awards – To benefit Susan G Komen Foundation -Caesar’s Palace – Roman ballroom

5:30 PM – (Cocktail Reception – Complimentary wine & Hors d’oeuvres)

7:00 PM – 8:15 PM (Award Presentation)

WHERE: Caesars Palace – Roman Ballroom – 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd.

CONTACT: info@silverstateawards.com

For more information visit https://www.silverstateawards.com/

Party Pics – FIDF Gala


LAS VEGAS, Nov. 7 – More than 450 members of the Las Vegas community and out-of-town guests and supporters gathered at The Venetian last week for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Las Vegas Gala and raised more than $1 million – with help from a matching gift by Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson – to support well-being and educational programs for the brave soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo attended the Nov. 1 gala, which has become one of the Las Vegas Jewish community’s largest events and honored leading defense attorney David Z. Chesnoff.

Also speaking at the gala were active-duty and former Israeli soldiers, including Staff Sgt. Reno, a Lone Soldier – one who enlists in the IDF without having any immediate family in Israel – who lived in Las Vegas and who finished his high school education during his military service, thanks to FIDF; Yaakov Daniel, who plays a counterterrorism operative in the hit Israeli Netflix series “Fauda” and whose college education was sponsored through FIDF’s IMPACT! Scholarship Program; and Staff Sgt. (Res.) Sharon, a sharpshooter in one of the world’s only coed combat infantry battalions who engaged and neutralized terrorists attempting to infiltrate Israel.

Chairing the gala were FIDF National Board Members Dana and Michael Werner. Human rights attorney, author, and award-winning filmmaker Brooke Goldstein presided as the evening’s master of ceremonies. The gala also featured a musical performance by Kol Esperanza.

Goldstein, whose documentary “The Making of a Martyr” examined the recruitment of children suicide bombers, spoke of FIDF’s critical role in helping provide humanitarian programs to those who serve in the IDF.

“By providing crucial support systems for Israeli soldiers, FIDF ensures they are treated like the real heroes that they are,” she said. “Because these young men and women are fighting for the survival not just of Israel, but for the Jewish people. For us, for everyone right here in this room and for our future!”

Other distinguished guests included boxer and celebrity Mike Tyson; Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson; Nevada Supreme Court Justice Lidia S. Stiglich; Judges Mark Bailus, Joe Bonaventure, Elissa Cadish, Douglas Herndon, Abbi Silver, and Michael Villani; FIDF National Director and CEO Maj. Gen. (Res.) Meir Klifi-Amir; Rabbi Mendel Mintz, founder and director of Chabad Jewish Community Center in Aspen; Todd Polikoff, president and CEO of Jewish Federation of Las Vegas; Joshua Abbey, director of the Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival; Dr. William Bolt, vice president for advancement at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Nevada Assemblyman Stephen H. Silberkraus; Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwartz; and Brian Watson, Republican candidate for Colorado state treasurer.

The funds raised at this event will go toward FIDF well-being and educational programs for IDF soldiers. For more information or to support FIDF, please visit: www.fidf.org.

Jennifer Harman Celebrity Poker Tournament

Saturday, November 11 at 5:00 PM
Planet Hollywood 3667 Las Vegas Blvd South Las Vegas

Join Jennifer Harman and MANY Celebrity Guests in supporting the Nevada SPCA!

Tournament Champion wins $10,000!

2nd place wins $3,000!

3rd place wins $2,000!

4th through 10th (all who make it to the final table) win generous prize packages.

The $200 buy-in is paid directly to Planet Hollywood Poker on the day of the tournament (Nov. 11, 2016).

Amateur and pro players join celebrities, sports stars, media personalities, and other animal lovers to raise vital funds for Nevada SPCA’s animal rescue work. Every skill level welcome!

If you would like to sponsor the tournament or donate a prize or silent auction item, please contact nevadaspca@aol.com

Thank you! Please save the date of November 11 and join us at Planet Hollywood.

For more information visit https://spcapoker17.auction-bid.org/microsite/

Party Pics: A Call to Men

A CALL TO MEN’s 2017 Gala, on May 25th, celebrated the organization’s 15th anniversary and honored individuals who promote healthy, respectful manhood, and prevent violence and discrimination against all women and girls. Their work furthers A CALL TO MEN’s vision: to create a world where all men and boys are loving and respectful and all women and girls are valued and safe. The 2017 honorees included:

Gloria Steinem, writer, lecturer, political activist and feminist organizer
Steinem received the Envisionary Award, which pays tribute to women whose vision, leadership and action help create a world where all men and boys are loving and respectful, and all women and girls are valued and safe. The award was presented by Jennifer and Peter Buffett, co-presidents of the NoVo Foundation, and Pamela Shifman, executive director of the NoVo Foundation.

Joe and Alice Torre, Chairman and President, Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation
The Torres received the Next Generation of Manhood Award, which honors individuals who embrace and promote a healthy, respectful manhood, and use their platform to raise awareness for the prevention of violence against all women and girls. The award was presented by Allan Houston, assistant general manager of the New York Knicks, general manager of the Westchester Knicks, and president of Allan Houston Enterprises.

Alan Gardner, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Verizon Communications
Gardner received the award for Institutional Change, which honors an individual or organization using their influence to promote healthy, respectful manhood and prevent violence against all women and girls at the institutional level. The award was presented by Rose Kirk, chief corporate social responsibility officer for Verizon.

The event was keynoted by Actor and Activist Matt McGorry, of “Orange Is the New Black” and “How to Get Away with Murder.” A self-described Feminist, McGorry has often been praised for his cultural and political advocacies, and for using his platform to elevate thought provoking and socially conscious issues. Richard Lui, anchor at MSNBC, served as emcee. Lui’s enterprise reporting has focused on humanitarian issues including gender equality and human trafficking.

Housing Solutions Gala

Tuesday, May 16 from 6 to 8 pm
The Harmonie Club, 4 East 60th Street, New York

A cocktail reception to honor Rita Zimmer and the 15th Anniversary of Housing+Solutions, as well as Founding Board Members Bonnie Bach, Phyllis Chillingworth, Annabel Davis-Goff, and Alexis Perrotta, whose enduring commitment has been invaluable to its success.

“For me, doing something from the heart is the best way to be a force for change.” 

Rita Zimmer founded Housing+Solutions in 2002 to provide safe, supportive housing for women, including women with children, with a promise to guide and support them in overcoming homelessness, trauma, addictions, poverty, and the effects of incarceration in order to build lives of stability and to define and realize goals for themselves and their families. Rita also founded Win (Women In Need) in 1983 and was its President until 2000. Over the years, Rita and the organizations she has led have received numerous awards, including the Robin Hood Foundation Heroes Award and the Brooke Astor Award for Public Service.

“We are always looking for new opportunities to bring about real changes that will improve the lives of women and women with children whose needs have been overlooked for far too long.”

More info and tickets here: housingplussolutions.org/15th-anniversary-gala/