‘Performance’ Category

Vagina lovers unite … at Bugsy’s

February 27th, 2008

The 2004 V-Day production of The Vagina Monologues at UNLV’s Artemus Ham Hall. (Photo by Craig Gauthier)

Valentine’s Day may have passed already, but a different kind of V-Day is still being celebrated, one that merely requires you either have a vagina or love vaginas. And I’m pretty sure that covers most of us — and for some lucky folks, both apply.

Yes, it’s time once again for the Las Vegas community production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. This benefit production offers only two performances, at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8, at Bugsy’s Supper Club (6145 W. Sahara Ave.).

It’s the 10th anniversary of V-Day, the movement founded to raise awareness of violence against women and raise funds to support organizations fighting to end that violence. This year’s national recipient of aid is the Katrina Warriors of Gulf South, and as always, the local beneficiary is the Rape Crisis Center of Southern Nevada.

Tickets for the show are $10 each and can be purchased at either Bugsy’s or the Rape Crisis Center (on the campus of CSN, 6375 W. Charleston Blvd., building B, office 149). All proceeds go to the aforementioned charities, but the warm fuzzies go straight to your heart.

Making “Noise” to raise the dead at Aruba Hotel

November 15th, 2007

This Friday you could do whatever typical Vegas drinking/clubbing/sex toy partying thing it is you normally do to inaugurate your weekend … OR you could immerse yourself in something really sexy: CULTURE.

“Noise” — the semi-regular live painting/music/hippie fest held inside the Aruba Hotel’s Thunderbird Lounge (1215 Las Vegas Blvd. S.) — is hosting a special, themed event, “Day of the Dead,” this Friday night at 10 p.m. Yes, it’s two weeks after the actual dia le los muertos. Whatever, don’t get technical.

There will be spoken word, a drum circle, live music by The Experimental Freakshow with The Touch, and art by a whole slew of folks, including Gina Quaranto, Jada Fire and Katlyn Breene. There will also be a special slide show/altar set up to honor dead loved ones, featuring images submitted by “Noise” attendees.

The “Noise” people are also asking for canned food and sleeping bag donations for Las Vegas Peace Project and Project Purpose.

Oh, yes, and I’m sure you can drink and fornicate and whatever else you enjoy doing as well. Well, save the fornication for AFTER the event. Maybe get a room at the Aruba. I highly recommend it.

And a thanks to Chris Snethen for linking to my Killers rant from yesterday on his excellent blog, The Vig. Hope that Sam’s Town taste washes out soon.

If Neon Crushes in a Forest, Does it Scream?

October 18th, 2007

Las Vegas poet, journalist and comic book enthusiast Jarret Keene is hosting “Neon Crush: A Celebration of Las Vegas Poetry” tonight at the Clark County Library’s Jewel Box Theater (1401 E. Flamingo Road) at 7 p.m.

The event will feature original, unpublished spoken word pieces by area poets, and a limited-edition “Neon Crush” chapbook will be distributed free at the reading.

Yeah, I know it’s late notice. We here at Bleeding Neon were just informed about a half hour ago. So there you go.

Oh, and if you don’t read the Rebel Yell, UNLV’s student-run newspaper, maybe you should. Its political coverage and commentary of late has been interesting, especially the recent furor the paper received over a recent Ron Paul editorial. Click here to read the follow-up and about three dozen comments from zealous Paul-ites.