VIA BRASIL STEAKHOUSE TO HOST CARNIVAL FEB. 28 AND MARCH 1
Via Brasil Steakhouse, 1225 S. Fort Apache Road, plans to host a Carnival celebration Feb. 28 and March 1 with live entertainment, Samba dancers and dinner. Bar entry is $25 and includes two tickets good towards select appetizers and cocktails. The rodizio dinner will be $48.99, and children eat for half price.
For more information or reservations, call 702-804-1400.
POPPY DEN TO HOST ‘IRON CHEF’ VIEWING PARTY MARCH 2
Poppy Den at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 180, plans to host a viewing party from 8 to 10 p.m. March 2 for “Iron Chef America: Vegas High Rollers” featuring Poppy Den’s chef Angelo Sosa versus chef Bobby Flay. The show is scheduled for 9 p.m. Admission is free, and limited seating is available. For reservations, call 702-907-5227.
STREETCAR PO-BOYS TO HOST FUNDRAISER FOR ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION FEB. 26
Streetcar Po-Boys, 1624 W. Oakey Blvd., plans to host a fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation of Nevada from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 26. Guests who dine that day can have 20 percent of their bill donated to the foundation. Foundation volunteers also plan to be on hand to provide details on the organization and juvenile arthritis. Mrs. Las Vegas-America 2014, Katie Ladomerszky, is set to co-host the event.
For more information, visit streetcarpoboysonline.com.
CHEF MIMMO FERRARO TO HOST GLUTEN-FREE COOKING CLASS
Chef Mimmo Ferraro of Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar plans to host a gluten-free cooking class from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at Whole Foods Market, 100 S. Green Valley Parkway in Henderson.
The class is part of the Cooking for a Cause series. The cost to attend is $5, with all fees being donated to the Local Equine Assistance Network. The series is in partnership with Land Rover of Las Vegas, which plans to match the amount raised through class fees.
For more information, call 702-361-8183.
T-BONES CHOPHOUSE PLANS FOUR-COURSE BEER DINNER FEB. 27
T-Bones Chophouse & Lounge in Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to host a four-course tasting menu paired with craft beers from various beermakers at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27.
Participating breweries include Lagunitas Brewing Co., Angry Orchard, Rogue Ales and Stone Brewing Co. Dave Streeter, a certified beer server and brand manager from Bonanza Beverage, will discuss the pairings.
The cost is $85. For reservations, call Michelle Lee at 702-797-7517.
CHEF KERRY SIMON TO SPEARHEAD EVENT FOR KEEP MEMORY ALIVE
Chef Kerry Simon, who announced in December that he has multiple system atrophy, has partnered with Keep Memory Alive, the charitable arm of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, to raise research funds during an event set for 7 p.m. Feb. 27. The culinary and music-centric spectacular will be held in the Keep Memory Alive Event Center, 888 W. Bonneville Ave., and will feature celebrity chefs and live entertainment. A VIP after-party is planned at Kerry’s Simon Restaurant and Lounge at Palms Place, 4381 W. Flamingo Road.
Chefs set to attend include Daniel Boulud, Kim Canteenwalla, Wylie DuFresne, Grant Macpherson, Michael Mina, Rick Moonen and Megan Romano. Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar, Vince Neil and Slash are set to join house band Sin City Sinners to entertain.
Tickets are $500 for general admission and $1,000 for the VIP pre-party reception with celebrity meet and greet, the Rock ‘n Roll Cocktail Party, an autographed poster and entry into the after-party.
SILVER SEVENS TO MARK NATIONAL CHILI DAY FEB. 28
The Sterling Spoon Cafe at Silver Sevens, 4100 Paradise Road, plans to mark National Chili Day Feb. 28 by offering black bean chili for $4.99. The chili is served in a bread bowl and topped with diced onion and freshly grated cheddar cheese.
FAITH LUTHERAN TO HOST DRIVE THRU BBQ MARCH 1
Lovers of Santa Maria-style barbecue can get their fix during the annual Drive Thru BBQ on March 1 in the parking lot at Faith Lutheran Middle and High School, 2015 S. Hualapai Way. Tickets are $60 for a package that feeds four and includes tri-tip, ranch-style beans, garlic bread, salsa and salad; $125 Gold Ticket packages also include a bottle of wine.
For tickets visit mark1014program.org. Proceeds benefit school programs for special-needs students.
IHOP TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY MARCH 4
IHOP plans to celebrate National Pancake Day March 4 by offering guests a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Customers will be encouraged to leave a voluntary donation to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Through March 4, customers can purchase Miracle Balloons for $1 and $5 each. Customers who purchase the $5 one will receive a $5 off coupon.
For more information and locations, visit ihoppancakeday.com.
CANTINA LAREDO PLANS TEQUILA DINNER MARCH 5
Cantina Laredo at Tivoli Village, 430 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 110, has partnered with Asombroso Tequila for a tequila dinner planned for 7 p.m. March 5.
Each of the menu’s four courses will be complemented by a tequila in the Asombroso portfolio.
The cost is $49.99. Reservations will be accepted through March 3 and can be made by calling 702-202-4511.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF FRENCH MASTER CHEFS TO CONVENE IN LAS VEGAS
The 59th General Assembly of French Master Chefs plans to convene at The Venetian and Palazzo March 5-9 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the American and Canadian delegations and the U.S. Chapter of l’Academie Culinaire De France.
Nearly 150 master chefs will review the previous year’s accomplishments, look ahead to next year and find ways to help other communities promote upcoming events. New members will be added to the list with an induction ceremony. A special dinner is planned to elect the woman of the year and reward a member for lifetime achievement.
For more information on events and tickets, visit venetian.com or call 702-414-9000.
BELLAGIO ANNOUNCES CULINARY CLASSROOM SCHEDULE FOR 2014
The Executive Chef’s Culinary Classroom at the Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, has announced its schedule for 2014. The educational series includes interactive cooking classes led by executive chef Edmund Wong and his team. Each two-hour class is held in Tuscany Kitchen, a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen. Each class has a seasonal theme and features a menu created with fresh ingredients.
The schedule is: The Noodle Lover’s Guide to Pasta, March 5; Blossoming Taste of Spring, April 3; Grilling Perfection, May 28; Father’s Day Bellagio Barbeque, June 12; What to Eat First? The Chicken or the Egg, Aug. 27; Farm to Table, Sept. 24; Cooking with Chocolate, Oct. 1 and Harvesting Thanksgiving, Nov. 19.
Classes are $125. To sign up, call 866-406-7117.
THREE SQUARE SPRING RESTAURANT WEEK SET FOR MARCH 7-14
Spring Las Vegas Restaurant Week to benefit Three Square food bank is planned March 7-14, with participating valley restaurants set to offer special menus ranging from $20.14 to $50.14.
Starting in late February, an updated list of participating restaurants and menu details will be available at helpoutdineoutlv.org. Diners are encouraged to share their experiences on Twitter by following @threesquarelv and using the hashtags #LVRW2014 and #HelpOutDineOutLV, and by “liking” the Restaurant Week Facebook page at on.fb.me/lvrwfb.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PLAN LENTEN FISH FRY
The Knights of Columbus Council 8282 plans to offer its annual Lenten Fish Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays March 7 through April 11 at the St. Viator Catholic Church Parish Center, 2461 E. Flamingo Road.
The fish are flown in from Alaska and served with coleslaw, fries, bread and coffee. Drinks and desserts also will be available.
The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children.
CULTURAL DIVERSITY FOUNDATION TO HOST EDUCATIONAL TASTE OF EXCELLENCE MARCH 8
The Cultural Diversity Foundation plans to host its 19th annual Educational Taste of Excellence: Wine Tasting, Spirits & Jazz event from 6 to 10 p.m. March 8 in Building C of the World Market Center, 495 S. Grand Central Parkway.
The event is sponsored by Caesars Entertainment, Lee’s Discount Liquor and Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada and will raise money for scholarships. Silent and live auctions are planned.
Tickets are $60 in advance and $70 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at cdfnv.org through February and at Lee’s and Total Wine & More locations.
For more information, call 702-646-2615 or email email@example.com.
MTO CAFE TO INTRODUCE SUNDAY NIGHT SUPPER SERIES
MTO Cafe, 500 S. Main St., plans host its first Pop Up Dinner at 5:30 p.m. March 9 to launch its Sunday Night Supper Series.
The event will bring together five top Las Vegas chefs. Diners can create their own three-course meal, selecting from five appetizer, five entree and three dessert options.
The cost is $55. Space is limited. For reservations, call 702-380-8229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LES KINCAID TO HOST NOODLE, WINE CLASSES IN MARCH
Les Kincaid, host of the radio wine show “Wines Du Jour,” plans to host the class A Taste of Noodles is planned from 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 11 and 18 at Ferguson Enterprises, 4175 S. Grand Canyon Drive. The cost is $98 for two sessions.
The class Appellations of California Wine is planned from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays March 12-26 at Total Wine & More in Boca Park, 730 S. Rampart Blvd. A wine bearing the California appellation ensures consumers that 100 percent of the grapes were grown in California. This class will offer tastings of three of the 12 different appellations, including Santa Barbara, Monterey County and Paso Robles. A brief overview of each will be discussed, along with winery suggestions for future wine country visits.
Attendees must be 21 or older. The cost is $149 for three sessions.
To register, visit continuingeducation.unlv.edu or call 702-895-3394 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
WINE EVENT AT LION HABITAT RANCH TO BENEFIT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada plans to host Lions & Wine Oh My! from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 13 at the Lion Habitat Ranch. The venue is home to more than 45 lions. Drinks, light hors d’oeuvres and live music are planned. RSVP to email@example.com.
ST. PATTY’S DAY BLOCK PARTY SET FOR MARCH 15-17 AT O’SHEAS
O’Sheas Casino, 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host its St. Patty’s Day Block Party at The Linq from noon to midnight March 15-17, featuring live entertainment, drink specials and beer pong.
Value-priced drinks will be available all day, including the house specialty, the whiskey-infused Irish Margarita, $3 draft beers and daily drink specials.
CANTINA LAREDO RAISES FUNDS FOR AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
Through March 31, Cantina Laredo at Tivoli Village, 430 S. Rampart Blvd., No. 110, will donate $1 for every entree purchased on Mondays to the local chapter of the American Heart Association.
Cantina Laredo chef Damon Workman plans to raise money for the organization by participating in the association’s fourth annual Flavors of the Heart event Sept. 20.
For more information, visit cantinalaredo.com or call 702-202-4511.
UNLVINO TO CELEBRATE 40 YEARS APRIL 9-12
UNLVino is scheduled for April 9-12, the wine event’s 40th anniversary. The kickoff event, Sip & Savor at Spago, is set for 7 p.m. April 9, with VIP entrance at 6 p.m. The fundraiser will be hosted by chef Wolfgang Puck and will feature cuisine from his six Las Vegas restaurants. Tickets are $225 for general admission and $275 for VIP.
BAR-b-q at Caesars Palace Garden of the Gods Pool is set for 7 to 10 p.m. April 10. The mixology-inspired event will feature signature cocktails by Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada’s executive director of mixology Francesco Lafranconi. Tickets are $100 in advance and $125 at the door.
Bubble-Licious at The Venetian’s Doge’s Palace Plaza is set for 7 to 10 p.m. April 11. The evening will feature champagne, sparkling wines and cocktails, along with small plates from restaurants at The Venetian and Palazzo. Tickets are $125 in advance and $150 at the door.
The Founders’ Grand Tasting at the Keep Memory Alive Events Center at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. April 12. Tickets are $125 in advance and $150 at the door.
UNLVino is planned and excecuted by students in UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration and raises funds for scholarships. For tickets, visit unlvtickets.com. For more information, visit unlvino.com or call 877-413-8466.
GREAT VEGAS FESTIVAL OF BEER COMING TO DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS APRIL 26
The 2014 Great Vegas Festival of Beer is planned from 4 to 8 p.m. (early entry and VIP entry at 3 p.m.) April 26 in the Fremont East Entertainment District in downtown Las Vegas.
Motley Brews plans to expand the festival to accommodate the local beer scene and feature more than 250 brews from more than 80 breweries. A new focus will be on beer-inspired culinary menus, mixology, educational elements, interactive exhibits and live music.
A portion of ticket sales will go to the Nevada Craft Brewers Association. Early bird tickets are on sale through Feb. 16, when adjusted standard pricing takes effect. General admission tickets start at $30, early entry tickets start at $40 and the Brewers Lounge VIP tickets start at $70.
For tickets, visit greatvegasbeer.com.
MOM’S ROCK MOTHER’S DAY TEA TO BENEFIT CHILD FOCUS MAY 10
The 10th annivesary Mom’s Rock Mother’s Day Tea & Brunch is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 10 on the east lawn of the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. The event will benefit Child Focus of St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.
The “not so” traditional tea and brunch event will offer entertainment and children’s activities. Tickets are $100 for adults and $50 for children. Tables and sponsorships are available.
For more information, contact Veronica Huening at 702-294-7199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DUNKIN’ DONUTS TO HOST COFFEE FOR A CAUSE FUNDRAISING PROGRAM THROUGH MARCH 1
Dunkin’ Donuts plans to host the Coffee for a Cause fundraising program through March 1 to raise funds for Three Square food bank.
Guests who make a donation of at least $1 will receive a free medium hot or iced coffee.
For locations, visit dunkindonuts.com (excludes the location inside the Fremont and the Las Vegas Outlet Mall kiosk).
GRIMALDI’S PIZZERIA TO SELL GIRL SCOUT THIN MINT CHEESECAKE
To support leadership programs through the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria locations in the Las Vegas Valley plan to offer Girl Scout Thin Mint Cheesecake while supplies last.
A new Caramel deLites Cheesecake also will be offered. Slices are $5 each, with all proceeds going to Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada.
For Grimaldi’s locations, visit grimaldispizzeria.com.
KGB: KERRY’S GOURMET BURGERS TO CONTINUE BURGER AND SHAKE SERIES
KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers at Harrah’s Las Vegas, 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to return its yearlong burger and shake series. The combinations are $18 and feature different selections each month. February’s combination is the American Kobe Burger and Mocha Coconut Milkshake.
For more information, call 702-369-5065 or visit harrahslasvegas.com.