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Inaugural Scarecrow Festival in Support of Communities In Schools of Nevada

Inaugural Scarecrow Festival in Support of Communities In Schools of Nevada

Communities In Schools of Nevada (CIS) invites families for an evening of fall activities at the inaugural Scarecrow Festival on from 6-10 p.m. on October 21 at The Sports Center of Las Vegas.

CIS has gathered seasonal favorites for children of all ages to participate in as parents mix and mingle and enjoy live entertainment while benefiting the organization that is part of a national dropout prevention network. Rounding out the evening is a spread of tastings prepared by restaurants from The Cosmopolitan.

Seasonal activities include the hay bale maze, decorating pumpkins, playing festive games, completing challenges on the climbing wall and hitting in batting cages to win prizes. Costumes are encouraged, as the most creative attire will win highly coveted awards.

Lainie Kazan Headlines AFAN’s Evening of Cabaret

Lainie Kazan Headlines AFAN’s  Evening of Cabaret

Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) hosts an Evening of Cabaret with acclaimed singer, actress and cabaret legend Lainie Kazan on October 26 from 8-10 p.m. at The Lounge at the Palms Casino Resort. Widely known for her starring role in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, the Golden Globe and Tony nominee will deliver an evening of singing and comedy to support those affected and infected by HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada.

Tickets to the Evening of Cabaret are on sale now and begin at $35 for general admission and $75 for VIP (including an exclusive meet and greet with Kazan before the show.) Proceeds benefit AFAN and the fight against HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada. For additional event information, please visit www.afanlv.org.

Paris Las Vegas Brings Back Celebration of Wine

Paris Las Vegas Brings Back Celebration of Wine

Wine lovers will get a chance to celebrate the traditional month that grapes are harvested with a series of events at Paris Las Vegas.

The resort is bringing back Crush – A Celebration of Wine for the month of October. This year’s celebration is expanding with more tastings and more specials. It kicks off Friday, October 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the hotel lobby.

A sampling from eight wineries featuring more than 16 varietals will be available. The event is free and open to people over 21 but a $20 donation to Keep Memory Alive is suggested.

This year, Paris Las Vegas is donating proceeds from events to two local non-profits: Nevada Public Radio and Keep Memory Alive. Keep Memory Alive raises awareness and resources for memory disorders like dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Lineup Announced for Agassi Foundation Benefit

Lineup Announced for Agassi Foundation Benefit

Artists and comedians from across a wide spectrum will highlight this year’s Andre Agassi Foundation for Education benefit.

Michael Bublé, Jimmy Kimmel, Martina McBride, Smokey Robinson and Train will headline the 16th Grand Slam for Children benefit concert Saturday, October 29 at Wynn Las Vegas. The event supports the Foundation’s efforts to transform education and benefits the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, a tuition-free, K-12 public charter school in Las Vegas.

"It's amazing what can be accomplished when people come together to change lives and make the world a better place for children," Agassi said.

Food Network Casting Call Hits Vegas

Food Network Casting Call Hits Vegas

 

Anyone who thinks they have the chops to outchop Morimoto or Bobby Flay has a chance to prove it at a Food Network casting call.

Season 8 of “The Next Food Network Star” is currently looking for participants. They are looking for people who are “full of life, passionate about cooking, and knowledgeable about food” to attend their open casting call.

The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 at The Westin Casuarina, 160 East Flamingo Rd. More information is available at http://www.foodnetworkstarcasting.com.

Revamped "Name That Tune" Comes to Imperial Palace

Revamped "Name That Tune" Comes to Imperial Palace

 

Music enthusiasts soon will have a new option on the Strip.

“Name That Tune” makes its live debut at Imperial Palace beginning Thursday, August 18. An up-to-date, fast-paced version of the iconic daytime game show, Name That Tune Live! will give 100 participants per show the chance to win thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. With a live DJ, a musical catalog ranging from country to rock n’ roll to Broadway show tunes to Lady Gaga and a set by Emmy Award-winning designer Andy Walmsley, (“American Idol,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” and “The Sing Off,” among others), Name That Tune Live! will be an interactive experience.

Chris Phillips and Marley Taylor of Zowie Bowie will guide the contestants along a musical escapade, including many of the famous games and several new twists to the old format.

Celebrity Chef Jamika Passoa to Do Demonstration

Celebrity Chef Jamika Passoa to Do Demonstration

 

TLC celebrity Chef Jamika Pessoa of the hit show “Home Made Simple” will bring her recipes and nutritious cooking tips to the Las Vegas community during a cooking demonstration for the 9th Annual Hoodie Awards, sponsored by Steve Harvey.

The presentation will take place at 9 a.m., Friday, August 12 at Mandalay Bay.

Chef Jamika, host of the popular TLC cooking show “Home Made Simple” and celebrity personal chef, will prepare quick-fix recipes and will showcase her ‘better for you’ meal solutions.

The Hoodie Awards celebrate business leaders, religious establishments and community leaders for their contributions to their neighborhoods.