“Da Vinci—The Genius” is open to the public daily through October 15 at The Venetian Las Vegas. The exhibit celebrates the full scope of Leonardo da Vinci’s psyche as an inventor, artist, anatomist, sculptor, engineer, musician and architect. The interactive exhibition features 13 compelling themed areas of da Vinci’s work, offering visitors a look inside the mind of the man who laid the groundwork for some of modern society’s most impactful inventions, such as the helicopter, airplane, automobile, military tank and submarine. Tickets are available at The Venetian box office and venetian.com.
Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
The City of Las Vegas offers Afternoon Delight Tea Dances for adults at the Charleston Heights Arts Center. Loy Au will lead the dance instruction and demonstrations each week for dancers of all levels. A themed dance will be featured each month. For more information, call 702.229.6383 or visit artslasvegas.org.
Saturday, August 25, 7:30-9 p.m. VIP reception with early entrance; 9 p.m.: Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) is hosting the 26th annual Black & White Party at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s Nirvana Pool. This year’s Black and White Party will feature live entertainment, gourmet food, handcrafted cocktails, a VIP lounge area and pre-event reception. All the proceeds of the event will benefit AFAN, Nevada’s largest and oldest nonprofit dedicated to serving the HIV/AIDS community in Southern Nevada. For tickets and more information, visit afanlv.org.
The Las Vegas Belly Dance Intensive and Festival
Four days of entertainment, education and dancing featuring more than 30 instructors teaching, along with several parties and shows. The first production, open to the public, will be “A Night in the City of Riches” that will feature the top dancers and teachers who are participating in the Intensive with sword play, floor work, traditional and folkloric dances, and cutting edge fantasy performances. For more information, visit bellydanceintensive.com.
The second annual Flavors of the Heart benefitting the American Heart and Stroke Association will be held at the World Market Center. Featuring Heart Chef Chair Carla Pellegrino, there will be 25 local restaurants represented with food and wine tasting, silent auction, and music. Along with fun, goals include educating on how to make healthier choices when eating out, motivating restaurants to create heart healthy dishes and promote it at this event, and increasing awareness of the American Heart and Stroke Association. For tickets and more information, visit flavorsoftheheart.com.t
Rock the Walk
The sixth annual Rock the Walk benefit for JDRF will take place under the desert moon and stars on Friday September 14, 2012 at the Springs Preserve from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Concertgoers will be will experience family-friendly entertainment performed by Christy Molasky and the Music Junkies. Guests will be treated to a picnic dinner and youngsters will enjoy complimentary face painting and balloons. For more information, visit jdrflv.org. Column content
Girl Scout 100th Birthday Bash
Girl Scouts will host their 100th Birthday Bash: Celebrating a World of Girls at Cashman Center (850 N. Las Vegas Blvd.) presented by Las Vegas 51s. This is a free community and family event featuring live entertainment, hands-on activities, booths for girls, leadership workshops, and a sing-a-long. For more information call 702.385.3677 or visit girlscoutsnv.org.
The eighth annual Las Vegas Ride for Kids
The motorcycle road ride benefiting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation will be held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The ride is rain or shine with riders rolling south on I-215 to Town Square for lunch and a Celebration of Life ceremony. The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation provides funding for medical research and family support programs including college scholarships for survivors. Registration is $35 per bike and runs from 8-9:45 a.m. For more information, visit lvrideforkids.org.
October 6, 8 a.m.
Vegas PBS Keeping Kids Fit
Vegas PBS will host its third annual 5K run and one-mile walk to benefit Keeping Kids Fit, an educational outreach program targeting childhood obesity. The event kicks-off at the Vegas PBS building, 3050 E. Flamingo Road. “Sesame Street” star and children’s favorite Walkaround Elmo will be on hand at the event, as well as a DJ spinning Top 40 favorites, informational booths, healthy refreshments, and awards and prizes for the family-friendly crowd. Interested participants can register online and get more information at VegasPBS.org/KKF5K, call Vegas PBS at 702.799.1010, or sign up in person at the Vegas PBS building.
JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes
JDRF will hold its 5K Southern Nevada Walk to Cure Diabetes at UNLV. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. with the walk kicking off at 10:00 a.m. The JDRF is the worldwide leader in funding research to cure Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly and lasts a lifetime.
Join 8 News Now Weather Anchor Tedd Florendo, Las Vegas Woman Editor Jennifer Florendo, along with their new baby on his or her first Walk to Cure Diabetes, on their team “Insulin Shaken Not Stirred.”
For more information, contact Joyce Conroy at 702.732.4795. To join the Florendos and the Las Vegas Woman team, visit walk.jdrf.org and search for team “Insulin Shaken Not Stirred.”