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Happy Friday Events

Hooray for Friday Las Vegans! Anything planned for this weekend? Here are a few events going on throughout the valley that may peak your interest.

12th Annual Bikefest 2012 at the Cashman Event Center is a 4 day rally of , “all things motorcycle” Starting Tonight and running through Sunday. Also, head down to the Mob Bar as they are catering to this event as well.

Arts Square Theatre (Las Vegas New Community Theater) is showcasing Nurture by Johnna Adams through October 7th. Tickets are $12-18 that you can purchase here http://flavors.me/cockroachtheatre#e97/custom_plain

Bite of Las Vegas at Desert Breeze Park. Enjoy bands like Phillip Phillips, Matchbox 20 and Counting Crows. There will be over 40 food vendors at the event. Cost is $15 to get in and is for all ages.

3rd Annual Asian Harvest Moon Festival at the Springs Preserve Saturday, September 29th 12 – 6pm “Observed by numerous cultures throughout Asia, the Moon Festival parallels the autumnal equinox of the solar calendar and is an occasion for family and friends to reunite for lantern parades and to eat moon cakes, the festival’s traditional food.”

Pure House Music Festival will take place at the Clark County Amphitheater from 10am to 10pm Saturday, September 29th. Get your funky groove on at the all day event. $30 tickets day of event.

Saturday, September 29th is National Public Lands Day. “A day that reminds all of us of the vast and diverse nature of America’s open spaces, from small neighborhood parks to large national parks, and the importance of each one.” All 397 National parks will waive entrance fees on this Saturday throughout the United States. This gives everyone a chance to enjoy the nice fall weather and one of these gorgeous parks. This does include Lake Mead and Red Rock Conservation Area. For more information about celebrating this day visit, http://www.publiclandsday.org/about

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Vons Individually Prices Your Groceries

If you don’t shop at Von’s here is a reason you may want to start. Safeway corporation, Las Vegas locals know them as Vons grocery stores, has a program Just For U , that is actually the name. This program will help you save 10-20% on purchases, all you need is a Vons card. You can load the savings onto your card and be ready to shop and save in minutes. There is even an app available so can do it anywhere on your mobile device. It’s about time for corporations to start catering to the shopper’s need to save money. This program actually personalizes prices by remembering what you like, what a productive use of technology.

The Las Vegas program was launched in January of this year with all the Vons stores participating in this unique pricing system. A Von’s representative had this to say about the program, “ Just for U is a digital savings breakthrough that offers our shoppers a better, faster, and easier way to save on groceries – whether on-the-go, at home, or even while shopping in our stores.

I’m not sure how many people know about this program but hey with tough times we have to look at many avenues to save money. If you have any experience with this let Beyond the Strip know we’d love to hear your thoughts. If not you may want to have a look and see what all the hype is about.

For more information visit

http://www.vons.com/ShopStores/Offers-LandingIMG.page?cmpid=cmpid=ecom_kw_von_gnrl_br_ggl

 

Las Vegas Ballet Company To Perform

Las Vegas Ballet Company a entity of Kwak Ballet Academy will be performing on October 7th. The show will be held at the CSN Cheyenne Campus in the Nicholas J Horn theatre.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. The show will start at 2 pm featuring pieces from the famous Giselle ballet and Kwak’s own Glory piece. Get your tickets now.

For reservations,call 651-LIVE(5483) or

csn.edu/about/campuslife/performingarts/index.asp

CSN Ticket Office: 651-­‐LIVE (5483)

….And The Show Must Go On

The Clark County Library officials made a bad move when they increased their rental rates on their five non profit Performing Arts Centers. The blame was put on the sluggish economy but the burden was put on the local youth as those performing arts groups are the ones that rent the facilities the most. Most understand that an increase had to happen since there hadn’t been one for many years. The mistake was that it jumped from $10 an hour to $170 an hour making it impossible to sell tickets at a high enough price to make up for the rental fees.

See the full story here http://www.change.org/petitions/lvccld-board-of-trustees-substantially-reduce-rental-technician-fees-for-performing-arts-centers

After organizers collected over 5,000 signatures and numerous visits to the library board meetings the voices were heard. On September 13th, Clark county Library was packed with local Las Vegans standing up for the performing arts. Although there was still an increase it is only going to be $40 an hour to rent a theater space. That means our local artists and youth can continue to express themselves through the arts in front of an audience.

Kudos to organizers, supporters and everyone involved in this mission. We look forward to seeing the shows.

Happy Park(ing) Day

Don’t be alarmed today when you see parking meters transformed into temporary public places. Park(ing) Day was established in 2005 by Rebar,  a San Fransisco art and design studio and it has now become a global movement. (independently from Rebar but still follows a set of guidelines.)

“The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … at least until the meter runs out!”

Las Vegas’ Park(ing) Day will take place in the Fremont East District, Juhl, and the Downtown Arts District from 8 am till 6 pm today.

Find out more about Park(ing) Day here http://parkingday.org/about-parking-day/

 

 

 

Premiere Arts Square Theatre

The building has been bought, the construction has been completed and the performance has been picked. This Friday Cockroach Theatre is celebrating the opening of their new space,  Arts Square Theatre located in the arts district in downtown Las Vegas.

Nurture, a dark comedy by Joanna Adams will be premiering at the new community arts center September 21st at 8pm. The show will run for 3 weeks, closing out the performance on October 7th at 2pm. General admission tickets are $18 and $15 for students.

You can purchase tickets online and get more info at http://www.cockroachtheatre.com

Downtown Vegas

 

Happy Friday Las Vegas. Not only is it posting day for Beyond the Strip but it is also the first Friday of the month. That means there will be tons of artists, entertainment and fun in the Downtown Art district tonight from from 6 till 11 pm. The art’s festival hub is located on Casino Center Blvd in between Colorado St and California St. with an extension on 3rd St and Colorado. First Friday now also includes Fremont East district with live activations and music in Get Back Alley behind Beauty Bar and The Griffin

While your around the area you may want to stop down and check out the Mob Bar. It’s located on 3rd st between Stewart and Ogden. Tonight at 9pm there will be entertainment from Larry Liso, the creator of Shades of Sinatra. The drink special of the night is, The Woodford Reserve Manhattan. Earn raffle entries by mentioning Manhattan to your bartender. They will be giving out cool prizes all night including gift cards to Triple George Grill.

So what do you think about the Rediscovering Downtown Project? The campaign will end on October 13th with a busy day downtown featuring an array of events. There will be stuff for kids, entertainment and much more. Be sure to mark your calendars as there will be something for everyone that day.

Has the campaign made you become more interested in Downtown?

 

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