Things to do in Vegas this weekend to feel good about yourself

The greatest band on Planet Earth will rock you Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Freakin' Frog. Can you afford to miss it?

The greatest band on Planet Earth will rock you Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Freakin' Frog. Can you afford to miss it?

  1. Shop for cancer research. Recession be damned, Juicy Couture is opening a new retail location in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. And if you shop at the 4,800-square-foot boutique during opening weekend this Thursday through Sunday (Feb. 5 to 8), Juicy will donate 10 percent of your well-spent cash to the Nevada Cancer Institute.
  2. Feed a starving artist. First Friday is this week, but as usual, real art lovers know the good stuff happens the day before. So get your fill of the best local, national and international art on Thursday, Feb. 5 with an opening reception at Trifecta Gallery, a closing reception at Naomi Arin Contemporary Art and the two-year anniversary of Danny Roberts’ Damned Ink Studios.
  3. Get drunk for public television. We all grew up watching Sesame Street, Electric Company and 3-2-1 Contact, and we’re much better human beings for it. So help ensure the next generation of boob-tubers has the same opportunity and get yourself liquored up at the same time at Southern Nevada Public Television’s 20th Annual Splendor in the Glass Benefit Wine & Beer Tasting on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Las Vegas Hilton.
  4. Channel your inner groupie. What better way to cap off your Saturday night than with live, original rock ‘n’ roll and the largest selection of beers this side of the Mississippi? I don’t know. So be at the Freakin’ Frog at 10 p.m. to catch Think, Fractured and As Yet Unbroken — yes, that last one is my band, and you will love it. If you don’t, you hate America and the terrorists win.


  1. Jeff Atkinson February 4, 2009 6:01 pm 

    Just wanted to say HI. I found your blog a few days ago on Technorati and have been reading it over the past few days.

  2. Roger Erik Tinch February 4, 2009 8:33 pm 

    Tsk, tsk. You forgot about our wonderful environmentally themed Green Film Series at the Springs Preserve. It’s STILL LIFE this Saturday followed by a panel which includes Dennis McBride, former director of the Hoover Dam Museum and current Curator of Collections and Programs at the Nevada State Museum; Dr. Sue Fawn Chung, Professor of Chinese history at UNLV; and Dr. Ying Bao, Professor of Chinese cinema, modern literature, and popular culture at UNLV.

  3. Pj Perez February 4, 2009 11:13 pm 

    Oh I did not forget. I was just leaving an opening for you, pal. 🙂