First Friday events for Dec. 5, 2014

The First Friday arts festival is scheduled from 5 to 11 p.m. Dec. 5 at venues throughout the 18b Arts District in downtown Las Vegas, near the intersection of Charleston Boulevard and Main Street. Admission is free. Street parking usually fills up quickly, but there are nearby lots with paid parking, including Symphony Park, which charges $3. A shuttle to the festival is available. Live entertainment, artists’ booths, food vendors and more are planned.

The event features several special areas, including a KidZone; Green Street, which focuses on environmentally friendly products and practices; The Hub Stage; and Shuffle Zone, which showcases a variety of artists.

This month, First Friday’s theme is Roundup, which ties in to the National Finals Rodeo’s arrival in town and encourages First Friday to look back on 2014 and round up its highlights from the year. Events and activities are slated to include mechanical goat roping by Three Amigos Super Goat Roping and agricultural and 4-H activities by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, including sheep, goats, calves and chickens.

The Kids and Art group is set to adorn doors and barrels with local artists. The work is set to be auctioned off to raise funds for charity. The event is also set to include Western and cowboy poetry and a LED truck display featuring rodeo highlights and bloopers.

For information on shuttle services, artists, music and more, visit

Preview Thursday also is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 4, offering a more low-key opportunity to see many of the galleries and shows before the crowds.

Galleries planning to participate in December’s First Friday include:


— The Jerry Misko Gallery, featuring works by Misko. Visit

— EKlectica Gallery, offering new works by the gallery’s collective, including watercolors by Bill Fravel, mixed media by Debbe Sussman and contemporary abstracts by James Donahue.

— Jana’s Red Room, showing small works by local artists, including featured artists Chris Seckler and Jennifer Barreras. Visit or call 702-454-3709.

— Q. Wang Gallery, displaying works by Wang.

— R Space, featuring a group show by all of the gallery’s artists. Visit or call 858-733-2135.

— Sin City Gallery, showing the exhibit “Enigma,” a photo collage by Anthony Bondi. Visit or call 702-608-2461.

— The Trifecta Gallery, featuring work by Wendy Kveck. Visit or call 702-845-7907.

— Peace N Art Studio, offering the exhibit “Vintage Urban Space,” new works by Alexander Huerta.

— Eden Art Studio and Gallery, displaying the exhibit “Pieces of Humanity,” a show benefiting the Nevada Homeless Alliance and Awakenings, which serve homeless youths in Southern Nevada. Visit


— Reclaimed Art Suppliez, 1114 S. Casino Center Blvd., showing live art demonstrations and work by local artists. Visit or call 702-241-8926.

— Clay Arts Vegas, 1511 S. Main St., displaying the exhibit “Dreams” Work in a variety of media by the group Spirit of Art and small works in ceramics by various artists. Visit or call 702-375-4147.

— Downtown Spaces, 1800 Industrial Road, offering events from 6 to 11 p.m., including a reception for new tenant Brazen Architecture Inc; Skin City Body Painting’s reception for the “Down the Rabbit Hole” exhibit, featuring more than 40 artists; SolSis Gallery/EQLD Creations Art Studio’s sneak preview of new Christmas-themed art by Miguel Rodriguez; Wasteland Gallery’s group art show; Spectral Gallery’s holiday sale, featuring art, T-shirts and more; Urizen Gallery’s display of new work by Kortnie and Benito Colon-Contreras; Ortego’s Juniper Art Gallery’s holiday sale, offering 30 percent off all art; and live music.

Underground home was built as Cold War-era hideaway
The underground house at 3970 Spencer Street is one of the valley’s most unusual homes built 26 feet underground in 1978 by Girard “Jerry” B. Henderson, who, planned to survive the end of the world there.
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours takes you where the locals go
Donald Contursi talks about Lip Smacking Foodie Tours, which offers walking tours of restaurants on and off Las Vegas Boulevard with food samples and tidbits of history about the places they visit.
Bump stock manufacturers under fire
The Justice Department said last month that it had started the process to amend federal firearms regulations to clarify that federal law defines bump stocks as machine guns.
Art Bell’s Top 10 Shows
A selection of radio host Art Bell’s most popular shows.
Longtime Las Vegas attorney John Momot dies at age 74
Criminal defense attorney John Momot, who represented mob figures and even played himself in the movie “Casino,” has died.
David Copperfield in court after man injured during magic trick
The attorney for a British man who is suing illusionist David Copperfield said his client suffered serious injuries after being called on stage during Copperfield's show at MGM Grand.
5 things connecting Las Vegas and Marilyn Monroe
1. Marilyn Monroe, known then as Norma Jeane, obtained her first divorce in Las Vegas at the age of 20 on September 13, 1946. 2. According to some biographers, Monroe lived at 604 S. 3rd Street for four months during the summer of 1946. The house has since been torn down and is now the site of a parking lot. 3. In 1954, Monroe almost married Joe DiMaggio in Las Vegas but the wedding was called off last minute. The wedding was to be held at the Hotel El Rancho Vegas which was located on the southwest corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard. 4. Las Vegas has at least one road dedicated to the star. Marilyn Monroe Avenue is located in east Las Vegas and intersects with Betty Davis Street and Cary Grant Court. 5. There are currently more than 20 Marilyn Monroe impersonators for hire in the Las Vegas Valley.
Sir Richard Branson announces purchase of Hard Rock Hotel
Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, has acquired the Hard Rock Hotel with partners and plans to turn it into a Virgin-branded property by the end of 2019.
3 Centennial High School students killed in Calif. crash (Full)
Three Centennial High School students were killed Thursday morning in Southern California when their vehicle was struck by a suspected drunken driver while they were enjoying their spring break, according to a family member of one of the victims.
Retail Restroom Sexual Assault Suspect
Las Vegas police are asking for help finding a man they said groped a woman in a south Las Vegas Valley restroom. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
Calvary Christian Learning Academy, “There was no fair warning.”
Samantha O’Brien, whose three-year-old daughter attended the Calvary Christian Learning Academy daycare, found out Monday night when her daughter’s teacher called about the school closing.
Mojave Max at Springs Preserve
File footage of Mojave Max at Springs Preserve. (Springs Preserve)
News Headlines
Local Spotlight
Home Front Page Footer Listing
You May Like

You May Like