“Mondays Dark Eight Year Anniversary” By Sandy Zimmerman


I sat in the Virgin Hotel’s large showroom as the Mondays Dark event began, they had reached a great moment in their eight years- raising over 1 million dollars for charities and every penny has stayed here in Las Vegas.

As the creator of Mondays Dark, Mark Shunock led the way for many charities to join with Mondays Dark to gain their needed funds.
Everyone was excited to announce the enormous amount of money collected and the show began. .

All you have to do is watch some of the greatest entertainment at Vegas’ premiere variety show for a cause for ONLY $20! Mondays Dark has raised over 1 million dollars, partnered with over 100 local organizations and all of them are in Las Vegas.

Choose from a large number of virtual and live events that would have been pricy if offered at other venues. The Space Showroom is the biggest bargain with the greatest talent from the Las Vegas Strip and elsewhere.


Shunock mixes his love for Las Vegas’ shows with a chance to help others, all of those charities!

Mondays Dark is a showbiz expression because many of the shows are closed Mondays but seasoned performer Mark Shunock made Mondays count! After appearing as Timon in Disney’s the Lion King, he starred in the Broadway hit Rock of Ages at the Venetian/Palazzo in Las Vegas and as the MC in Magic Mike Live at the Hard Rock Hotel,
Shunock has followed sports as the host for all National Hockey League events, The Vegas Golden Knights, Host for Top Rank Boxing, and Host for his events.

The Space, Vegas’ first Community Driven, Charity Based Arts Complex. The Space consists of a state of the art raw performance/event space, black box theatre, recording studio, and a piano bar/lobby. In its first year of operation, The Space has hosted over 150 events, featuring Tony Winners, Emmy Winners, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. Mondays Dark has been named “Best of the City” from Vegas Seven and “Best of Vegas” from Las Vegas Weekly. In addition, Shunock received the 2014 Angel Award for Cultural Advocate/Entertainer of the Year and recently won Best Philanthropist from “Best of Las Vegas” and the Las Vegas Review Journal. He also received The Impact Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Las Vegas Chapter for Mondays Dark.

Guests had the chance to Bid on amazing items including a Le Cordon Bleu 5-Night Stay in Paris (#8), Lin-Manuel Miranda autographed memorabilia (#52), a Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride (#81), Luxury Villa for 6 in Tuscany (#91) and SO much more!

PLUS, they also had an amazing Live Auction featuring a private at-home dinner from Chef Brian Howard (Sparrow and Wolf), Private Jet Package from Cirrus Aviation Services, a party for 30 at The Space catered by Chef Marc Marrone (Graffiti Bao, Skinny Fats), Vegas Golden Knights 5-Game Package plus more.

See the list of events coming up- www.mondaysdark.com

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