It was a big night for Mark Shunock, a time to celebrate the success of his Mondays Dark 5th Anniversary event. Mondays Dark is a clever way to give money to charities while making everyone happy- the local entertainers, the charities and the public.
Mark explained, “We partnered with 21 of our local charities this year and they are all in attendance tonight to celebrate with us. Each charity gets $10,000.00 in 90 mins, and next year we’ll hit our 100th partner so we’ll hit around 1 million dollars raised in 2019.”
SZ: “Only 90 minutes is all it takes?”
Mark, “That’s all we need! We put together a great band and all of the headliners in Las Vegas come out to perform, and the rest is history. People pay $20.00 to see the show! Usually we arrange a silent auction, tonight it’s a live auction. Two thousand people are coming to the party tonight and it’s going to be a lot of fun.
SZ: “The auctions give people a chance to bid on luxurious items including art, show and concert tickets, dining packages, spa treatments, jewelry, and more.
I met Robert Shapiro of “Reckless in Vegas”. “How reckless are you in your show?”
Robert: “I used to be very reckless but now I’m only moderately reckless! We took all of the old vintage records and kept the music, lyrics and melodies through the original versions so I’d say we got a little reckless! See www.recklessinvegas.com
I met many of the celebrities scheduled to perform. This evening’s list included Michael Shapiro’s retro-classic rock act Reckless in Vegas; Tenors of Rock; master Donald Trump impressionist John DiDomenico; the Drumbots drum line; Vegas vocalist and “America’s Got Talent” finalist Daniel Emmet; vocalist and producer Jassen Allen and band leader Kenny Davidsen.
All of that entertainment in one evening! You can’t beat the $20 price and the line-up for an hour and a half! You can enjoy Mondays Dark TWICE a month at Mark Shunock’s The Space Theater, 3460 Cavaretta Court, off Polaris Avenue, just north of Harmon Ave. For additional information on Mondays Dark, including updates on The Space, programming and charitable events, visit www.MondaysDark.com or www.TheSpaceLV.com
The 2018 charity partners included White Horse Youth Ranch, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Miracle Flights, Baby’s Bounty, Tyler Robinson Foundation, HELP of Southern Nevada, New Vista, Positively Arts Foundation, Speedway Children’s Charities, Forgotten Not Gone, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, Sin City Sisters, Leaders in Training (LIT), Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada, Alzheimer’s Association, Officer Down, Adam’s Place, Yellow Pants Project, Children’s Heart Foundation, and Las Vegas Firefighter Youth Hockey.
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