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100 Years of Las Vegas Images
When:
Feb 25 - Dec 31
9am - 5pm
Where:
Nevada State Museum & Historical
Society, 700 Twin Lakes Drive
Contact:
D. Millman (702)486-5205
On the web:
 
Notes:
 
The Role of Women in Shaping
the First Hundred Years of Las Vegas
When:
May 24 -
August 24
Where:
Sprint Office Building
330 Valley View Blvd.
Contact:
M. Adrian (702)341-9807
On the web:
www.womenofdiversity.org
Notes:
Sponsored by Women of Diversity Productions.
256 pictures and biographies of important women.
Las Vegas Centennial Exhibition Virtual Tour
When:
April 1 -
December 31,
6:30 - 8 pm
Where:
Las Vegas Art Museum
9600 W. Sahara Av.
Contact:
M. Kovacs (702)360-8000
On the web:
 
Notes:
 
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January 2005
 
America's Party 2005:
Celebrating 100 years of Neon
When:
January 1, 0 am
Where:
Vegas Strip
Contact:
 
On the web:
Grucci's Press Release
Notes:
World largest New Year's Eve Fireworks Show, by Grucci, to officially kick off a year-long celebration of the Las Vegas Centennial. A new aerial shell, called the "Las Vegas Centennial Chip", has been designed for this event. Another new feature presented here is the "Rumble Digit Countdown", fireworks displaying the numbers from 10 to 1.
Las Vegas International Marathon,
Half-Marathon and 5K Run
When:
January 29,
  6:00 am (5K)
January 30
  6:30 am (H-M)
  7:30 am (M)
Where:
Vegas Strip (5K)

South of LV (H-M and M),
  along State Road 604.
Finish at Sunset Park.
Contact:
lasvegasmarathon@aol.com
On the web:
www.lvmarathon.com
Notes:
One of the most classical International marathons.
More than 8,000 runners are expected.
There will be two special editions in a row:
the Centennial edition (in 2005) and the 40th Las Vegas Marathon (in 2006).
"Ladies First" - Sippin'
Sarsaparillas at the Stratosphere
When:
January 31
  11 am
Where:
Top of the World Restaurant, Stratosphere Hotel and Casino
Contact:
jrleagueoflv@aol.com
M. Brookman (702)253-0300
A. Quisenberry (702)869-5058
On the web:
www.jllv.org/gala.html
Notes:
Luncheon organized by Junior League of Las Vegas, honoring Nevada's First Ladies Dema Guinn, Sandy Miller, Bonnie Bryan and Kathy List.
$35.00 per person.
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Fabulous Las Vegas
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February 2005
 
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Natural History: "Now and Then"
When:
February 4 -
March 20
Where:
The Marjorie Barrick Museum
at UNLV
Contact:
J. Thompson
On the web:
hrcweb.nevada.edu/museum
Notes:
 
Las Vegas Days of Olde
When:
February 13,
  19-20, 2 pm
February 11-12,
  17-19, 7 pm
Where:
Reed Whipple Cultural Arts Center
821 N. Las Vegas Blvd.
Contact:
K. McKenney-Dyer (702)229-6553
On the web:
 
Notes:
Presented by Rainbow Company Youth Theater.
Atomic Testing Museum, Gran Opening
When:
February 20
Where:
755 E. Flamingo Road
Contact:
info@ntshf.org    J. Rogers (702)794-5151
On the web:
www.ntshf.org
Notes:
 
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Cult Vegas
Mike Weatherford
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David G. Schwartz
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Hal Rothman
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March 2005
 
The Role of Women in Shaping
the First Hundred Years of Las Vegas
When:
March 18 -
May 25
Where:
Las Vegas Art Museum
9600 W. Sahara Av.
Contact:
M. Adrian (702)341-9807
On the web:
 
Notes:
Sponsored by Women of Diversity Productions.
Preserving the Past - Forging the Future
When:
March 25
Where:
Lorenzi Park
Contact:
K. Livrieri (702)386-0050
On the web:
 
Notes:
Organized by the Nevada State Garden Clubs.
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Brian Rouff
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Brian Rouff
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April 2005
 
Las Vegas Cleanup
When:
April
Where:
 
Contact:
Clark County, City of Las Vegas
On the web:
 
Notes:
 
Las Vegas Centennial Records
When:
April
Where:
 
Contact:
Clark County
City of Las Vegas
On the web:
 
Notes:
EMI Music Marketing launches a series of CDs to  commemorate the Las Vegas Centennial. They include classic concert albums of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and other artists performing in Las Vegas casinos. The CDs also contain previously unavailable tracks from Peggy Lee, Nelson Riddle and Sammy Davis, Jr.
Sixteenth Invitational
Native American Arts Festival
When:
April 1-3
Where:
Clark County Museum
1830 S. Boulder Hwy.
Contact:
(702)455-7955
On the web:
 
Notes:
 
Las Vegas Centennial Exhibition Virtual Tour
When:
April 1 -
December 31,
6:30 - 8 pm
Where:
Las Vegas Art Museum
9600 W. Sahara Av.
Contact:
M. Kovacs (702)360-8000
On the web:
 
Notes:
 
"Centennial of Extraordinary Women" Gala
When:
April 2, 6 pm
Where:
MGM Grand Hotel and Casino
Contact:
jrleagueoflv@aol.com
M. Brookman (702)253-0300 A. Quisenberry (702)869-5058
On the web:
www.jllv.org/gala.html
Notes:
This formal gala, organized by Junior League of Las Vegas, is in honor of First Lady Bonnie Bryan. Formal dress required. $125 per person.
Fremont's Visit
When:
April 5-9
Where:
 
Contact:
spanishtrail@reviewjournal.com
On the web:
 
Notes:
 
Clark County Children's Festival
When:
April 9,
  10 am till 3 pm
Where:
Winchester Center and Park
Contact:
Clark County (702)455-7340
On the web:
 
Notes:
Free admission.
Las Vegas Centennial Blues Tribute Concert
When:
April 17
Where:
Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza
in Lorenzi Park
3333 W Washington Ave
Contact:
R.J. Bianchino (702)768-5299
On the web:
www.lasvegasbluesfestivals.com
Notes:
Sponsored by Southern Nevada Blues Association and International House of Blues Foundation.
General Admission $5.00. Children under 12 free.
Click here to view the poster.
International Food and Folklife Festival
When:
April 23,
  noon till 9 pm
Where:
Clark County Amphitheater
500 S. Grand Central Parkway
Contact:
Clark County (702)455-8242
On the web:
 
Notes:
More than 25 ethnic and cultural groups present their original music, dance, food and crafts. It is intended to celebrate cultural diversity in the Las Vegas area. Sponsored by the Clark County and co-sponsored by the International Festival Association. Free admission.
Downtown District Cleanups
When:
April 23
Where:
Downtown
Contact:
 
On the web:
 
Notes:
 
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May 2005
 
Cinco de Mayo and
Las Vegas Centennial Celebration
When:
May 5
Where:
City of Las Vegas, Clark Community School
Contact:
B. Bouie (702)365-9292
On the web:
 
Notes:
In the memory of the Battle of Puebla, in which Mexicans defeated the French army.
Helldorado Kick-Off Dinner
When:
May 6
Where:
Las Vegas Elks Lodge No. 1468
4100 W. Charleston Blvd.
Contact:
D. LaDuke (702)281-0687
On the web:
 
Notes:
Organized by the Las Vegas Elks Lodge.
Jazz in the Park
When:
May 7, 8 pm
Where:
Clark County Govt Center Amphitheater
Contact:
Clark County (702)455-8200
On the web:
 
Notes:
Smooth jazz vocalist Brenda Russell. Free admission.
Southern Nevada Cultural History Fair
When:
May 7
Where:
Desert Demonstration Gardens, 3701 W. Alta Drive
Contact:
(702)258-7148
On the web:
 
Notes:
Demonstrations and lectures on how to maintain a desert garder. Also food and entertainment. Free admission.
Centennial Fly-By Air Show
When:
May 7, 10 am
Where:
starting from North Las Vegas Airport; reaching the Strip
Contact:
 M. H. Patton (702)455-7968
On the web:
 
Notes:
More than 100 vintage aircrafts, and among them a 1917 Curtis JN-4 Jenny, will fly in the Las Vegas sky. This Parade celebrates the 85th anniversary of the first plane to fly over Las Vegas.
Our Seniors -
a Legacy of History, Spirit and Culture
When:
May 9
Where:
Our Lady of Las Vegas Church
Contact:
D. Baker (702)400-1601
On the web:
 
Notes:
In honor of Las Vegans who are 100 yr old. Sponsored by the Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada.
Helldorado Charity Poker Tournament
When:
May 10
Where:
Plaza Hotel Casino
Contact:
 
On the web:
 
Notes:
In honor of Las Vegans who are 100 yr old. Sponsored by the Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada.
Helldorado Days - Western Village
When:
May 10-15
Where:
Main Street Station parking lot, 200 N. Main St.
Contact:
D. LaDuke (702)281-0687
On the web:
 
Notes:
A representation of the everyday life in the Old Las Vegas, re-created in small scale, with a post office, a general store, etc. Organized by Helldorado Days, a community specialized in reproducing atmospheres typical of the Old West.
Steam Locomotive 3985
When:
May 13-15
Where:
Downtown
Contact:
T. Platzer (702)656-9705
On the web:
www.lasvegasrailroadsociety.org
Notes:
The historical Union Pacific Challenger Steam Locomotive No. 3985 will be on display, together with exhibits and video shows on the railroad history of Las Vegas.
Downtown Post Office Re-Opening
When:
May 14
Where:
Old downtown post office
Stewart Av. and Third St.
Contact:
N. Deaner (702)229-6712, (702)229-1767
On the web:
 
Notes:
The old downtown post office, a landmark of the Las Vegas history, will be re-opened after a restoration. This day of celebrations will end with an invitation-only black tie reception.
A Century of Beyond the Neon
Celebration of Dance and Games
When:
May 14
Where:
City of Las Vegas Cimarron Rose Community Center
Contact:
A. Matlock (702)229-1607
On the web:
 
Notes:
 
Helldorado Parade
When:
May 14, 10 am
Where:
Fourth and Fremont St.
Contact:
E. Carter (702)229-6958
On the web:
 
Notes:
The famous Helldorado Parade is back! It will include a kiddies division, a group of old timers, plus the participation of hotels and casinos.
Las Vegas' Birthday
When:
May 15
Where:
Contact:
 
On the web:
 
Notes:
This is the most important day of all celebrations. Many important events will take place today (see below).
Guiness World Record Birthday Cake
When:
May 15, 2-5 pm
cut at 5:15 pm
Where:
Cashman Center, Exhibit Hall-A
850 Las Vegas Blvd. N.
Contact:
 
On the web:
 
Notes:
The City of Las Vegas will attempt to beat the world record for the Largest Birthday Cake, assembling a cake weighing more than 130,000 pounds, which will then be served to the public.
Las Vegas' Land Auction
When:
May 15
Where:
The Western Village, Main Street Station parking lot,
200 N. Main St.
Contact:
 
On the web:
 
Notes:
The atmosphere of the original land auction that signed the birth of Las Vegas will be re-created at the Western Village.
Las Vegas Centennial
Celebration of Jazz
When:
May 15
Where:
Winchester Community Park
Contact:
O. Gault (702)360-8530
Las Vegas Jazz Society
On the web:
vegasjazz.org
Notes:
Organized by the Las Vegas Jazz Society.
Helldorado Charity Golf Tournament
When:
May 16
Where:
Silverstone Golf Course
Contact:
 
On the web:
 
Notes:
 
Helldorado "Shootout"
Trap Shooting Tournament
When:
May 18-22
Where:
 
Contact:
 
On the web:
 
Notes:
Organized by the Las Vegas Gun Club
90-Plus Banquet "100 Years of Vegas"
When:
May 21, 3 pm
Where:
Las Vegas Senior Center
451 E. Bonanza Road
Contact:
M. Haugh (702)229-6454
On the web:
 
Notes:
 
The Role of Women in Shaping
the First Hundred Years of Las Vegas
When:
May 24 -
August 24
Where:
Sprint Office Building
330 Valley View Blvd.
Contact:
M. Adrian (702)341-9807
On the web:
www.womenofdiversity.org
Notes:
Sponsored by Women of Diversity Productions.
256 pictures and biographies of important women.
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Jason Rich
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June 2005
 
One Hundred Years - One Million Years
When:
June 1
Where:
Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North
Contact:
M. Gillespie(702)384-3466
On the web:
 
Notes:
Organized by Rotary Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Natural History Museum.
Centennial Cruise
When:
June 3-5
Where:
Fremont Street Experience
Contact:
 
On the web:
www.vegasexperience.com
Notes:
 
Jazz in the Park
When:
June 4, 8 pm
Where:
Clark County Govt Center Amphitheater
Contact:
Clark County (702)455-8200
On the web:
 
Notes:
Pianist Jacky Terrasson. Free admission.
100 Topping Ice Cream Social
When:
June 8, 12:30 pm
Where:
Doolittle Senior Center
1950 N. J St.
Contact:
(702)229-6125
On the web:
 
Notes:
 
Once Upon 100 Weddings
When:
June 9
Where:
Fremont Street Experience
Contact:
 
On the web:
http://www.kblx.com/home/weddings.asp
Notes:
    URGENT: last days to apply (deadline May 9).
One hundred couples, one of which from Las Vegas, will say "I do" under the Fremont Street Experience canopy. The event is co-sponsored by Southwest Airlines, that makes a four-day wedding celebration, including bachelor and bachelorette parties.
Cinevegas Film Festival - 100 Years of Film
When:
June 10-18
Where:
Palms Casino Resort
4321 W. Flamingo Road
Contact:
 
On the web:
www.cinevegas.com
Notes:
To celebrate la Las Vegas Centennial, CineVegas Film Festival will feature five famous movies that were made in Las Vegas.
Jazz in the Park
When:
June 11, 8 pm
Where:
Clark County Govt Center Amphitheater
Contact:
Clark County (702)455-8200
On the web:
 
Notes:
Drummer T.S. Monk. Free admission.
Celebrating 100 Years of Faith
in Las Vegas
When:
June 15-16
Where:
Cashman Theater at
Cashman Center. Downtown
Contact:
 
On the web:
 
Notes:
An interfaith choir performs selections of songs.
The Mormon Celebration
When:
June 15-18
Where:
The Old Fort, Las Vegas Blvd. N. and Washington Av.
Contact:
 
On the web:
 
Notes:
While Las Vegas celebrates its centennial, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Old Fort, originally a Mormon mission. A four-day commemoration will start with a re-dedication ceremony of the Old Mormon Fort followed by three days of concerts, fireworks and a 200-person historical representation on the "Trail of Hope".
Las Vegas: a History in Song
When:
June 16 -
August 14
Where:
Las Vegas Little Theatre,
3920 Schiff Drive
Contact:
(702)362-7996
N. Godfrey (702)610-0602
On the web:
 
Notes:
 
3rd Annual Reggae in the Desert
When:
June 18
Where:
 
Contact:
(702)455-8838
On the web:
 
Notes:
Time and tickets TBA.
Jazz in the Park
When:
June 25, 8 pm
Where:
Clark County Govt Center Amphitheater
Contact:
Clark County (702)455-8200
On the web:
 
Notes:
Tony Scodwell's Big Band.
SHOWS

Barry Manilow
June 1-4


Chris Isaak
June 2-8


George Carlin
June 2-15


ZZ TOP!! - June 9-11


Dennis Miller
June 9-13


George Benson
June 10-11


Kenny Chesneyey
June 10-11


Jay Leno
June 10-11, 17-18


Howie Mandel
June 14-29


David Brenner
June 15-18


Reba McEntire
with Brad Paisley &
Terri Clark - June 17


70's Soul Jam
June 18


Wayne Brady
June 24-25


David Copperfield
June 30-July 13

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Las Vegas Weddings
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July 2005
 
Centennial Birthday Bash,
Las Vegas Style, Baby!
When:
July 1-4
Where:
 
Contact:
 
On the web:
 
Notes:
Organized by Clear Channel Entertainment, with concerts by several stars and a major fireworks show.
Vegas Rocks 100!
with Red Hot Chili Peppers
When:
July 2
Where:
Soccer Fields at the Silver Bowl Sports Complex, 6800 E. Russell Rd
Contact:
 
On the web:
www.vegasrocks100.com
Notes:
Gates open at 5 pm. Tickets no longer available.
Red White n Boom
When:
July 4, 4-10 pm
Where:
Desert Breeze Park
8425, Spring Mountain Rd.
Contact:
(702)455-8200
On the web:
 
Notes:
Nationally famous bands, children's activities, fireworks
Star Spangled Spectacular
When:
July 4, 7:30 pm
Where:
Hills Park in Summerlin
Hillpointe Road
Contact:
 
On the web:
www.lvphil.com
Notes:
Organized by the Las Vegas Philharmonic.
Tickets $15.
"Celebrating Life!" Celebrates the Centennial
When:
July 16
Where:
 
Contact:
(702)258-5438
On the web:
 
Notes:
Several artist will present their artwork inspired to Las Vegas history. Sponsored by the Las Vegas Arts Commission and Senior Citizen Programs.
Sin City Serenade
When:
      - July 31
Thu-Fri, 8 pm
Sun, 2 pm
Where:
Las Vegas Little Theatre,
3920 Schiff Drive
Contact:
Box Office (702)362-7996
On the web:
www.lvlt.org
Notes:
From saloon days to Celine Dion, a musical for the whole family celebrates 100 years of song and dance in Las Vegas.
SHOWS

David Brenner
July 10-16


Jay Leno
July 22-23, 29-30


Collin Raye
July 23-24


Barry Manilow
July 27-30


David Copperfield
July 28-August 10


Dave Koz & Friends:
A Smooth Summer
Night Tour 2005
July 29


Bill Engvall
July 30

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101 Things for Kids
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August 2005
 
Centennial Quilt
When:
August
Where:
 
Contact:
(702)229-2343
On the web:
 
Notes:
Quilt produced by artisans and Las Vegas residents, ito commemorate the Centennial.
SHOWS

Barry Manilow
August 3-6, 10-13


Donny Osmond
August 4-7


David Spade
August 5-6


Connie Stevens
August 5-7


Brad Garrett
August 12-13


David Brenner
August 26-31

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Fun with the Family
Las Vegas, 3rd
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September 2005
 
Jackpot An American Centenary Celebration
When:
September 17, 8 pm;
September 18, 2 pm
Where:
Hills Park in Summerlin
Hillpointe Road
Contact:
 
On the web:
www.lvphil.com
Notes:
Organized by the Las Vegas Philharmonic.
SHOWS

Dana Carvey
September 2-4


Donna Summer
September 3-4


Barry Manilow
September 7-10,
14-17, 21-24


Carrot Top
September 22-28


Freestyle Moto X
Championship
September 23-24

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October 2005
 
Nevada League of Cities Conference
When:
 October 11-16
Where:
 Golden Nugget Hotel-Casino
Contact:
 
On the web:
 
Notes:
Among the related social events, a North/South Ball and a Birthday Bash to celebrate the centennials of Las Vegas and Spark (also in Nevada).
SHOWS

Grand Sumo Tournament
October 7-9


David Spade
October 14-15


Barry Manilow
October 19-22, 26-29


Professional Bull Riders
2005 World Finals
October 28-30

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November 2005
 
Aviation Nation Air Show
When:
November 10-12
  9 am till 4 pm
Where:
 Nellis Air Force Base
Contact:
 
On the web:
www.worldofwings.com
Notes:
Nellis Air Force Base annual air show, in conjunction with the World of Wings air show, present static displays of both military and civilian aircrafts, along with shows of flying performances.
SHOWS

Barry Manilow
November 2-5, 16-19


Carrot Top
November 10-16


Dana Carvey
November 11-12

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December 2005
 
Centennial Time Capsule
When:
 
Where:
 
Contact:
 
On the web:
 
Notes:
The capsule will be filled with memorabilia of the Centennial and wishes forthe future.
SHOWS

Carrot Top
December 1-21


Barry Manilow
December 14-17

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Bringing Down the Housese
Ben Mezrich
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