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SHOOTING STARS EXTRA: Lunch & Learn on Wednesday

The state of the Silver State's filmmaking scene? That's definitely food for thought. And it's on the menu at the next Nevada Film Alliance "Lunch & Learn" get-together, scheduled at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the Bollywood Grill, 6840 W...

DINING: Super Bowl eats

This is Super Bowl weekend, which means every bar in town and quite a few restaurants will have special menus, deals on food and beverages, and sometimes even prize giveaways. For an extensive listing, go to lvrj.com/big_game_parties . Here are a...

DINING: Barbecue king on TV, free cupcakes

Mike Mills, founder of Memphis Championship Barbecue — which has three locations in Las Vegas — will appear on the Food Network show “Foodcrafters” on Saturday (Feb. 5) and Monday (Feb. 7). ... And Retro Bakery, 7785 N. Durango Drive, will celebrate...

ENTERTAINMENT: ‘Striptease’ show takes a break

The topless revue “Striptease: The Show” is taking what its producer calls a “hiatus,” with plans to return March 15. The show opened in late September but called a timeout after Thursday’s performance. “We’re going to do some restructuring,”...

MOVIES: Film festival launches final act

The 10th annual Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival heads into the homestretch tonight (Jan. 26) with six movies at five different venues through Sunday evening. Tonight's attraction: the Israeli drama "Seven Minutes in Heaven," about a young Jerusalem...

MOVIES: Academy Awards — let the games begin

And now, on with the show! The race for the 83rd annual Academy Awards, that is. With Tuesday morning's announcement of the nominees, the jockeying for position — and the second-guessing — have begun. As expected, "The King's Speech" (pictured) is a...

MOVIES: Showdown at the Oscar corral

Howdy, movie pards ... it's less than 24 hours before Tuesday morning's big announcement of the nominations for the 83rd annual Academy Awards. And as usual, several areas of intense speculation surround the pre-nomination hours. Who'll lead the...

DINING: Free Pei Wei, free Louie

Dine at a Pei Wei Asian Diner anytime Wednesday or Thursday (Jan. 26 or 27) and you can get a card entitling you to a free Korean BBQ Beef entree when the dish is introduced the following week. Local outlets are at 1311 W. Sunset Road and 10575 S...

DINING: Spice and pastry schools and chili champions

The fundamentals of spices and their flavors, the nutritional value of seasonings, and flavor combinations will be the focus of SpiceSkool at 3 p.m. Saturday at Loews Lake Las Vegas in Henderson. The class, which will be repeated monthly, is $20,...

DINING: Free burgers from Bob

Free burgers! In honor of the Sunday premiere of “Bob’s Burgers,” a new animated series from Fox, the Fatburger location at 3763 Las Vegas Blvd. South — that would be across from CityCenter — has been transformed into a Bob’s Burgers, which it will...

THE LIST: DVDs, CDs and books hitting stores week of Jan. 4

DVDS “Dinner for Schmucks” (PG-13): Comedic castmates Steve Carell and Paul Rudd (“Anchorman,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”) reunite for an undercooked remake of the 1998 French farce “The Dinner Game,” about a monthly competition where the guest who...

DINING: Sushi classes, Smashburger largesse

Two local restaurants are offering sushi-making classes. Sushi + Sake 101, which includes sake sampling, runs from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 8 at Sushisamba at the Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The classes, which are held on alternating Saturdays, are...

SHOOTING STARS: Fox rings in 2011 — in 2010

Whither the weather? That’s the only real question mark surrounding Fox’s “New Year’s Eve Live” broadcast bash, which is set to go live from the Mandalay Bay pool area from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Friday. (As always, the show will be live to the East Coast...