Annual OktoberFrightFest, combining Oktoberfest and Halloween for the
fifth ultimate street party, taking place October 7-31. The
spooktacular festivities will include free performances from the
popular stage production show “Frank & The Steins,” Viva Vision light
and sound shows themed to “Time Warp” and “Monster Mash,” and the
Fourth Annual Fall Beer Festival at Golden Nugget.
Frank & The Steins: “Frank & The Steins” is a live musical revue of
classic Halloween songs. The cast is comprised of hot ghouls and guys;
singers, dancers and live musicians performing songs including “Psycho
Killers,” “Spooky,” “Time Warp,” and “Ghostbusters,” that will make
audiences dance, laugh, sing and scream. “Frank & The Steins” is
produced by Face Productions and choreographed by Melden Steele.
“Frank & The Steins” will perform on the 1st Street Stage Oct. 7-31 at
8:10, 9:10 and 10:10 p.m. (dark on Oct. 10, 17 and 24).
Third Annual Fall Beer Festival (Golden Nugget): Fremont Street
Experience member property Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino will host its
Fourth Annual Fall Beer Festival during a two-day event on Oct. 18 &
19. This two-day festival brings together consumers, craft beer
vendors, live music, great food and hundreds of beers in two very
different events. The first event kicks off Friday, Oct. 18 from 7-10
p.m. in The Grand Events Center. Guests will sample over 125 craft
beer selections from 30 of America’s hottest award-winning breweries
and enjoy chef-inspired sliders, wings and sausages while listening to
live music. Tickets to this event can be purchased individually for
$50 plus taxes at the Golden Nugget Box Office. On Saturday, Oct. 19
from 1-7 p.m., The Tank Pool, Golden Nugget’s award-winning pool and
shark aquarium, will host an Oktoberfest Pool Party. Admission is free
and beer enthusiasts can enjoy 150 different international and
domestic beers available for purchase as well as Brats, Pretzels and
more great food while listening to an authentic German Oktoberfest
For an additional $10, guests can book the Oktoberfest Combo Package
which includes admission to Friday’s All American Craft Beer Tasting
and a $20 food and beverage credit for Saturday’s Oktoberfest Pool
Viva Vision Shows: Fremont Street Experience’s nightly Viva Vision
schedule gets a little more spooktacular with two mini
Halloween-themed themed sing-along/dance-along shows to “Time Warp”
and “Monster Mash.” The shows are 3-4 minutes long and will play after
regularly scheduled shows at the top of the hour.
For more information on OktoberFrightFest and all Fremont Street
Experience events, visit www.vegasexperience.com.
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The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and
local officials from the City of Henderson, Henderson Chamber of
Commerce and Stations Casinos marked the official opening of a new
park and ride location on the property of Fiesta Henderson on
Wednesday, Sept. 25. The location is the 12th park and ride location
to be added to the RTC’s repertoire in an effort to enhance workforce
mobility and connectivity for commuters throughout the valley.
The park and ride lot at Fiesta Henderson offers parking spaces for
commuters and is served by the Henderson & Downtown Express (HDX),
providing a direct link with limited stops to the downtown areas of
Las Vegas and Henderson. The park and ride spaces are located on the
northeast corner of the Fiesta Henderson parking lot, accessible by
Fiesta Henderson Drive.
“The RTC places great value on our partnerships with the business
community,” said Tina Quigley, general manager for the RTC. “Thanks to
the partnership with Fiesta Henderson, we are able to make it more
convenient for local residents to get around Henderson and to travel
to downtown Las Vegas, where parking is limited, in about 30 minutes.”
Numerous local officials and dignitaries were in attendance at the
opening, including Mark Birtha, vice president and general manager of
Fiesta Henderson; Debra March and Gerri Schroder, councilwomen for the
City of Henderson; Scott Muelrath, president and CEO of the Henderson
Chamber of Commerce; and James Campos, senior advisor on economic
development and business outreach at Nevada State College.
“We’re very excited to partner with the RTC on this new transportation
offering,” added Birtha. “At Fiesta Henderson and Station Casinos, we
fully support our local community and are committed to making this
successful in the long term. The partnership with the RTC is a great
opportunity to bring the Henderson and Downtown Las Vegas areas closer
together and at the same time increase ease and options for those that
depend on this tremendous resource.”
Fiesta Henderson provided parking stalls and allowed the RTC to
install a bus shelter on property at no cost to the RTC.
Park and ride locations promote sustainable transportation in Southern
Nevada by offering commuters a convenient location near home to park
their car and access alternative transportation to work, such as
carpooling or transit. Through public-private partnerships, like that
with Stations Casinos and Fiesta Henderson, the RTC has been able to
offer multiple locations to serve residents throughout the valley.
Each new park and ride addition offers commuters greater
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c3 Church, Three Square Food Bank and Humana Inc. will join organizers
from KaBOOM! (a national non-profit organization that has built more
than 2,300 playgrounds) at c3 Church, 501 N. Mojave Road, on Tuesday,
Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. to kick off design plans for a one-of-a-kind,
The customized playground will be funded primarily by Humana (a
leading health care company) and will be created with personal
drawings and other input from local community members — from children
to seniors — collected during this special design day.
The existing playground equipment at c3 Church is in need of
replacement and exercise opportunities are limited for the large
population of seniors living in the neighborhood. A new playground and
multi-generational exercise stations will effectively address these
needs, providing the youth with an age-appropriate area to play, as
well as opportunities for the seniors to interact further with each
other and the community. Humana is proud to help create a lasting
neighborhood legacy that promotes healthy play and well-being.
The community will rally together to design senior-focused and adult
elements, including fitness stations and walking paths, to promote
good posture, balance and flexibility — as well as more traditional,
kid-friendly equipment to create a truly multi-generational space. The
project will create a gathering area to inspire family picnics and
get-togethers for years to come. The actual playground build day will
take place on Nov. 16. The project is one of more than 50 playgrounds
being built by Humana, the Humana Foundation, and KaBOOM! across the
U.S. over four years.
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Vegas Valley Book Festival Pre-Festival Event
The American Place Theatre’s Literature to Life stage presentation of
“The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls performed by Sarah Franek,
adapted and directed by Wynn Handman, Friday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $15 at the door, $10 in advance. Historic Fifth Street
School, 401 S. Fourth St., (702) 229-3515.
The American Place Theatre presents “The Glass Castle,” a unique
memoir of survival and resiliency told through the eyes of a young
girl. It is the saga of the restless Walls family, led by a crusty
eccentric and his volatile artist wife. The author, Jeannette Walls,
and her siblings are often left to fend for themselves as the family’s
precarious lifestyle necessitates frequently doing “the skedaddle.”
Meanwhile, they cherish the vision of “genius” Dad’s creation of a
fabulous home, the glass castle. This Literature to Life Award winner
features 60 minutes of verbatim performance from the best-selling
memoir. This program is a pre-festival event of the Vegas Valley Book
Festival and is made possible through support from the National
Endowment for the Arts, the Western State Arts Federation and the
Nevada Arts Council. For details, visit
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