It’s almost time for a night of art and fashion!
The Las Vegas Fashion Council (LVFC) will host its annual artLIVE! Event inside the Troesh Theater at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, located at 361 Symphony Park Ave., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25.
The event will feature ten unique Maddison mannequins, each uniquely hand painted by local artists, which will be available for purchase in a silent auction. Attendees will also be able to participate in an auction for other “Art of” items in the categories of: food, fashion, beauty, entertainment, art, travel and adventure.
Emceed by Clint Holmes, the evening’s program will include various artistic presentations, fashion shows, music, hors d’oeuvres and wine. The night will conclude with a ceremony honoring MGM Resorts International as the event’s “Art Visionary,” and Junior League of Las Vegas as the event’s “Fashion Visionary.”
Proceeds of the event will benefit the Las Vegas Fashion Council and the Las Vegas Arts Community. Sponsors of the event include Zappos; Delano Las Vegas; BEST Agency; Encore Event Technologies; Barefoot Wines; Wicked Creative; and more.
Ticket prices are $100 for VIP with reserved seating, $75 for general admission and $35 for students. Students must show valid student identification for entry. For more information on becoming a sponsor or to purchase tickets, visit www.lasvegasfashioncouncil.com.
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UNCORK AND UNWIND ON NATIONAL WINE DAY AT HEXX KITCHEN + BAR
It’s wine o’clock! Celebrate National Wine Day with newly-introduced ‘Mix and Match’ wine tasting options at HEXX Kitchen + Bar at Paris Las Vegas on Thursday, May 25.
The Strip-side American restaurant will offer ‘Mix and Match’ wine tasting from the enomatic wine display with three 3-ounce pours from select options, priced at $25. Guests will choose from selections including Drouhin Vaudon Chardonnay; Domaines Ott Ch‚teau de Selle Grenache Blend; Alma Viva Cabernet Blend; Justin Vineyards Justification Cabernet Sauvignon; Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz; Etude Pinot Noir; Ruffino Riserva Ducale Sangiovese; and Campo Viejo Tempranillo.
Reservations can be made by calling 702.331.5551.
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CONTAINER PARK HOSTS MOTHER’S DAY WINE WALK
Downtown Container Park’s monthly wine walk returns with a special Mother’s Day Wine Walk on Saturday, May 13 and a family-friendly “Mom-mosa” brunch edition this Mother’s Day! The celebratory brunch will include a special menu sure to make any mother say “May I?”
On Saturday, May 13, local Moms and neighbors unite at Downtown Container Park’s open-air shopping center filled with boutique retail shops, unique restaurants, and live entertainment for a fun, wine-filled evening sip and stroll around the outdoor wonderland. From 5 p.m.–8 p.m., guests will have their Container Park keepsake wine glasses filled with wines from featured vineyards as they walk the promenade and enjoy live entertainment on the stage.
On Sunday, May 14, Downtown Container Park is making it easy for families to plan the perfect Mother’s Day treat!
For under $30, guests can toast to their leading lady with bottomless MOM-mosas and Bloody Marys while indulging in an unforgettable bottomless brunch on the Container Park lawn!
The Mother’s Day menu will feature endless made-to-order omelets, red velvet waffles, specialty toasts, baked breads, pastries, and a variety of desserts. Kiddos in attendance can embrace the age-old tradition of making Mom a hand-crafted gift she’ll be sure to keep to remember her special day.
Downtown Container Park will also supply crafts for families to spend the afternoon personalizing picture frames while a photographer snaps a keepsake photo for each guest to take home!
Container Park’s Mother’s Day Wine Walk takes place Saturday, May 13th from 5–8 p.m.; tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the entrance. The Mom-mosa Brunch takes place on Sunday, May 14th from 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM; children under 3 are complimentary, adult admission price is $30; $15 for children.
To purchase tickets, visit www.downtowncontainerpark.com!
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BACK BAR USA HOSTING ANNUAL ‘FOR THE LOVE OF COCKTAILS’ GALA
Celebrating its fourth year on the Las Vegas Strip, the “For The Love Of Cocktails” Grand Gala will bring together the nation’s leaders in spirits, mixology and cocktails on Friday, May 19 at Delano Las Vegas.
The Grand Gala will kick off with a happy hour reception at 6 p.m. at Franklin where guests can mix and mingle before the main event.
VIP ticket-holders will have access to the gala at Skyfall Lounge at 7 p.m. followed by general admission entry at 8 p.m.
The exquisite event will offer a variety of craft cocktails along with gourmet appetizers and entrées from Alain Ducasse’s Rivea and access to meet world-renowned mixologists and chefs.
Top-tier entertainment and additional surprises throughout the evening also will be included. Tickets start at $99 plus tax and are available for purchase on the For Love of Cocktails website http://fortheloveofcocktails.com/.
“Mixology has found its niche in Las Vegas,” said BACK BAR USA Founder and CEO Tim Haughinberry. “We developed ‘For The Love Of Cocktails’ to bring together some of the most passionate cocktail enthusiasts from across the country and we feel the event has done an excellent job in highlighting and supporting talented mixologists.”
Presented by top spirits consulting, marketing and design firm, BACK BAR USA, “For The Love Of Cocktails” spans the Las Vegas Strip in partnership with MGM Resorts International.
The United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) will once again play a prominent role in the event through bringing in top mixologists and bartenders from across the nation.
The event would not be complete without world-renowned mixologist and author Tony Abou-Ganim, whose non-profit, the Helen David Relief Fund for Bartenders Affected by Breast Cancer, receives proceeds directly from ticket sales.