Chefs, musicians join forces for Kerry Simon benefit


It’s only fitting: A fundraiser for Kerry Simon, who has been dubbed the “rock ’n’ roll chef” and who is suffering from multiple system atrophy, will bring together chefs such as Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Daniel Boulud, Charlie Palmer, Michael Mina and Rick Moonen and musicians such as Sammy Hagar, Alice Cooper, Vince Neil and Slash. The event, “(Kerry) Simon Says Fight MSA,” will begin at 7 p.m. (VIP reception at 6) Feb. 27 at the Keep Memory Alive Event Center, 888 W. Bonneville Ave. Tickets, at $500 for general admission or $1,000 for VIP, are available at www.KeepMemoryAlive.org. …

The 25th annual Splendor in the Glass, a benefit for Vegas PBS, is 3 to 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at the LVH, 3000 Paradise Road. The event will include tastings of the products of more than 60 wineries and breweries, plus hors d’oeuvres, a live wine auction, a silent auction and live jazz. Tickets are $85 in advance or $100 on the day of the event; advance tickets are available at www.VegasPBS.org, the Vegas PBS Educational Technology Campus at 3050 E. Flamingo Road and Lee’s Discount Liquor, Total Wine &More and Whole Foods Market. …

Within 90 minutes of going on sale, tickets for Joel Robuchon’s cooking and wine demonstration at Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit were sold out. Tickets remain for plenty of other events, scheduled for May 8-11; go to www.VegasUncorked.com. …

The American Craft Distillers Festival, scheduled for Feb. 7-9 at the Golden Nugget, will bring together consumers, whiskey masters and brand ambassadors to share their appreciation for whiskey, rye, bourbon, vodka, gin and moonshine brands at seminars, classes and a dinner. For tickets, go to www.GoldenNugget.com, or call 866-946-5336. …

To celebrate its opening at 19 S. Stephanie St. in Henderson, Gimme Some Sugar Bake Shoppe is donating 15 percent of all sales (excluding alcohol) through Saturday to Three Square food bank.

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