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.
Even if you’re not a pro, you can still pretend and have fun at some local miniature golf courses.
Plant losses due to freezing temperatures involve how low the temperature drops, the time of year the temperatures occurred and for how long.
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.
Photos taken by the late Warren Bates are on display at Left of Center Gallery in North Las Vegas. The exhibit includes letters from his family and friends talking about how his suicide affected them.
The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is scheduled for Thursday at The Pools at the Palazzo, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The inaugural Las Vegas Science Festival culminated with a Cashman Center expo day where thousands participated in hands-on activities.