Stacey Nicole, who grew up in Las Vegas, has joined the cast of “The Rat Pack is Back!” show as the legendary Marilyn Monroe. Nicole has been a Las Vegas staple for years performing in “Legends in Concert” for eight years and before that with the Nevada Ballet Theater. She was professionally trained in ballet, tap and jazz beginning at the age of 5, and majored in ballet at the University of Utah before returning to Las Vegas.
“I love embodying Marilyn Monroe,” said Nicole, “She was a very intelligent woman with great comedic timing. I love making people laugh and feel good. When I am Marilyn, the audience is with me in the moment and they are enjoying themselves.”
“The Rat Pack is Back!” takes the audience back to the Copa Room in the Sands Hotel in 1962 when Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Joey Bishop, along with Monroe, showcase exactly why Las Vegas was (and continues to be) the hippest place on earth. Shows are performed nightly at 7 p.m. in the Crown Theater at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. For more information, visit riolasvegas.com and click on entertainment.
Feb. 20 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. American Business Women’s Association presents their monthly business networking luncheon at the Texas Station Hotel and Casino Ballroom. Admission: Member $25; nonmember: $30. Keynote Speaker: Gina Robison-Billups. Raffle tickets will be sold. Please RSVP to 702.483.0183.
Through Oct. 27: Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art presents “Warhol Out West”
Organized in partnership with The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, this pioneering exhibition, which recently opened at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts, will focus on Warhol’s depiction of all things Western. The gallery showcases 59 of the iconic artist’s works including paintings, sculptures, photographs, screen prints and wallpaper. Exhibits will include Warhol’s 1960s pop paintings of celebrities and consumer products; the 1980s “Advertisement Series”; the “Double Elvis” painting; and his rarely seen “Cowboys and Indians” series. Tickets are $16 for general admission; $13 for Nevada residents and seniors 65 and older; and $11 for students, teachers and military with valid ID. Children 12 and younger are free. Audio tours are included in the price of admission and complimentary docent tours are available daily at 2 p.m. BGFA is open daily 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets and information are available by calling 702.693.7871 or online at bellagio.com.
Project Dinner Table
Season four of Project Dinner Table will take place in April and tickets to the 2013 season will be available beginning in March by visiting projectdinnertable.com. Each dinner accommodates up to 200 guests seated at one long dinner table in the most unexpected places. Celebrity chefs create a one-night-only menu utilizing ingredients from local growers and sustainable sources. Project Dinner Table recognizes one or more local charitable organizations with a donation at each of its events. Guests break bread with farmers, artisans, restaurateurs and other spirited community members. projectdinnertable.com
Hope is Born Night Out
Hope is Born Night Out benefitting The Pregnancy Foundation will be held at The ACT at The Shoppes at The Palazzo. The casual cocktail party will include performances by the talented entertainers from The ACT, live and silent auctions. The Las Vegas Chapter of The Pregnancy Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting full-term pregnancies for all mothers and babies by providing scholarship opportunities to physicians specializing in research and clinical education for maternal-fetal medicine. A portion of TPF’s fundraising efforts go to the national organization in Washington, D.C., while the rest of the money stays in Nevada. To learn more or purchase tickets, visit pregnancyfoundationlv.org.
Artfully Sweet Event
Southern Nevada Children First will be hosting its fourth annual Artfully Sweet event at an exclusive residence in Southern Highlands. Artfully Sweet will include desserts and pastries from some of Las Vegas’ premium pastry chefs, artwork from international and local artists, live performances and a silent auction including works of master photographer Peter Lik. SNCF is a local 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, that provides long-term transitional housing and life skills training to homeless, pregnant and parenting teens and young adults. Tickets are $40 and need to be purchased in advance. Visit childrenfirst-nv.org for further information and tickets.