Celebrations across the valley mark memorable occasions


Food from local soul-food restaurants will be offered during the Black History Month Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The festival will include vintage photos of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., live music and entertainment for kids including arts and crafts, carnival games and face painting. Admission is $5 for adults, free for kids 12 and younger. …

In honor of Singles Awareness Day today — that would be an alternative to Valentine’s Day — Culinary Dropout at the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road, is featuring the Broken Engagement, with Belvedere vodka, grapefruit and cranberry juice, and the pink-hued Ladies Night, with Plymouth gin, sparkling wine and strawberry simple syrup, for $10 each. …

In celebration of both National Pancake Week and the opening of Hash House A Go Go at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road, the restaurant is featuring a special Mardi Gras flapjack through Sunday. It features M&Ms and dark and white chocolate chips and is served with warm maple syrup and Mardi Gras beads for $8.99. The new restaurant is open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Call 702-777-2761. …

Echo &Rig at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd., has introduced Happiest Hours from 3 to 6 p.m. daily and 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays, with $10 pitchers, $1 hot dogs, a free cocktail of the day for women, singles-into-doubles for men and dishes including $1.99 steak and eggs and a $1.99 shrimp cocktail. …

In honor of the MAGIC show, She by Morton’s at Crystals, 3720 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is featuring MAGIC Mushrooms, gnocchi with braised short ribs and mushrooms, from Tuesday through Thursday.

Send information to Heidi Knapp Rinella, P.O. Box 70, Las Vegas, NV 89125. You also can send faxes to 702-383-4676 or email her at Hrinella@reviewjournal.com. Follow @HKRinella on Twitter.

 

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