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Literary Las Vegas

Las Vegas writer, illustrator, musician and publisher Pj Perez is on the road nonstop promoting his Pop Goes The Icon works at comic book conventions all over the country. This week, he’s headed to the Phoenix Comicon to plug his graphic novel “The Utopian,” the story of James Douglas, a self-made emo teen superhero who takes on high school bullies and hides his identity behind caps, hoods and dark glasses. To see the book in its serialized online comic form, visit theutopiancomic.com.

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The Las Vegas Ice Center, 9295 W. Flamingo Road, plans a freestyle skate from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for kids and $5 for toddlers. For more information, visit lasvegasice.com.

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The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is scheduled for Thursday at The Pools at the Palazzo, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Students’ news smarts pay off in Las Vegas competition

Take note, kids: Read newspapers and win a trip to Sea World.
It worked for Martin Middle School students who received a trip to San Diego for winning A Test for Excellence, a competition that assesses students’ knowledge about current events.

Last days of Oscar’s reign

It’s Oscar Goodman’s final luncheon with the Clark County Bar Association as the mayor of Las Vegas. Someone makes the mistake of calling it his “last.” “Last? Last?!?,” he asks in disbelief. “Everyone’s talking about it’s my last this or my last that. It’s not like I’m dying or anything.” Discussing the quickly approaching end of his 12-year reign as the “World’s Happiest Mayor” is, understandably, a touchy subject. He gets a bit emotional. After all, he swears in the new mayor July 6.

Showgirl shares tales from her time with Oscar Goodman

Porsha Revesz weighs in on her years on Oscar Goodman’s elbow promoting the city as a showgirl with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “He’s straightforward. There’s nothing fake about him. I’ll miss my good friend,” she said of the soon to be term limited mayor.

a La carte

Every Sunday through Thursday morning in May, Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, will post the account numbers of 500 B Connected Club members, and each of those players will receive a free visit to the Sam’s Town Firelight Buffet.

Residency question dominates Ward 3 debate

The race to fill the soon-to-be empty Las Vegas City Council seat has been plagued with debate about whether candidate Adriana Martinez truly lives on Sweeney Avenue. However, neighborhood issues above the mudslinging still remain. Residents questioned the Martinez and her challenger Bob Coffin about how they would handle abandoned homes, squatters pirating electricity on these properties, homelessness, code enforcement and crime in the area.

Las Vegas Science Festival debuts with a bang

The inaugural Las Vegas Science Festival culminated with a Cashman Center expo day where thousands participated in hands-on activities.

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