Whitney CummingsThe Venetian Las Vegas is presenting LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP, a newly branded resident comedy series that marks the first time in the entertainment history of Las Vegas that the comedy stage will be taken exclusively by female performers.

“While the industry has concentrated on male comedy acts, The Venetian has a long-standing history of featuring outstanding female comediennes,” said John Caparella, president and chief operating officer of The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo. “Our success with comedic legends like Rita Rudner and Joan Rivers has proven that girls rule when it comes to comedy. Further, we believe that female-driven comedy is now as popular as ever.”

Shows are Friday and Saturday and tickets are available for purchase by calling The Venetian Box Office at 702.414.9000 or lipshtick.com or venetian.com.

Neon entertainers at AFAN's Black & White PartySaturday, August 23, 9 p.m., VIP reception with early entrance; 8 p.m.: Aid for AIDS of Nevada is hosting the 28th annual Black & White Party at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. This year’s Black & 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. Must be 21+ to attend and black/white attire required.

Fertility Center of Las VegasThe Fertility Center of Las Vegas offers FREE seminars for new patients and for people seeking information about fertility treatments. Seminars are conducted monthly and are an opportunity for patients to speak candidly with Dr. Bruce Shapiro and Dr. Said Daneshmand, both sub-specialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and world renowned for their research and breakthroughs in reproductive medicine. Tour the state-of-the-art facility and meet with financial advisors. Reservations are recommended, as seating is limited. Call to RSVP at 702.254.1777 or reserve your seat online at fertilitycenterlv.com.

Aug 27, 6 p.m.: 2769 Sunridge Heights Parkway, Suite 100, Henderson
Sept 24, 6 p.m.: 8851 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 100, Las Vegas
Oct 29, 6 p.m.: 2769 Sunridge Heights Parkway, Suite 100, Henderson

New Image Advanced Laser Skin CenterAug. 23 11a.m. to 1p.m.: New Image Advanced Laser Skin Center will hold its End of Summer Celebration. Enjoy yummy summertime goodies and drinks with giveaways and discounts. The party will take place at Longford Medical Center, 7455 W. Washington Avenue, Suite 400. RSVP to newimagelasvegas.eventbrite.com or call 702.697.7991.

Bite at the MuseumSept. 20, 6:30 to 9 p.m.: History comes alive during Community Counseling Center of Southern Nevada’s fourth annual Bite at the Museum held at Nevada State Museum in the Springs Preserve. The fundraising event will be hosted by comedian and morning show host on 96.3 KKLZ FM Carla Rae. Guests will enjoy live entertainment, unique silent auction items, delicious small bites created by various restaurants including Pampas Churrascaria as well as a rare, after hours stroll through the amazing museum exhibits at the beautiful Nevada State Museum. For more information,visit BiteAtTheMuseum.com.

miss asian las vegas 2013Sept. 28 2 p.m.: The Palazzo Las Vegas will host the Second Annual Miss Asian Las Vegas pageant at The Palazzo Theatre. Miss Asian Las Vegas brings all of the Asian communities together, both locally and regionally, through the use of education, entertainment and cultural awareness. The pageant highlights the wide array of Asian cultures in America and inspires young women to become future leaders and to be more involved in the community.

Among the categories in which the contestants will compete include national costume, swimsuit, eveningwear, talent, platform and Q&A. The winner of Miss Asian Las Vegas will win more than $10,000 in cash and prizes including a luxurious Mikimoto pearl collection, iPad, cosmetics, swimwear, gift certificates and a three-night stay at The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel Casino, among other prizes. For more information, visit missasianlasvegas.com

First FridayFirst Friday continues to celebrate the culture of Las Vegas the first Friday of the month with a festival featuring music, food, art, entertainment and exhibits. First Friday is family friendly with a KidZone within the event offering different themes from 5 to 9 p.m.

Sept. 5: Harvest Festival, celebrating the bountiful goodness of the fall season
Oct. 3: Celebrating 12 Years of First Friday, a unique commemoration of First Friday with 12 Months and Mythology
Nov. 7: EnLIGHTened, a full-out visual celebration of light in all of its forms
For more information, visit firstfridaylasvegas.com

Emma Hunton and Gina Beck 2014 Photo by Joan MarcusOct. 11, 2 to 7:30 p.m.: Las Vegas Business Academy’s third annual fundraising event will begin at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts with a matinee performance of Tony Award winning musical, Wicked. The matinee will be followed by dinner and live rooftop entertainment at the Downtown Grand Hotel. Las Vegas’ top chefs, hospitality executives and community leaders will gather above the streets of downtown to support the leaders of tomorrow by building awareness for the scholarship program. Paired with gourmet dishes prepared by more than 15 local restaurants, the event will offer live performances by Japanese drummers, a live DJ and the band Phoenix.

Nevada Ballet Cirque  Photo by Alicia LeeOct. 26 and Nov. 2, 1 p.m.: Nevada Ballet Theatre and Cirque du Soleil present the seventh annual A Choreographers’ Showcase – a project designed to stimulate and encourage artistic growth inside the Mystère Theatre at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino. A Choreographers’ Showcase will make its return to the Mystère Theatre stage with added elements and surprises over two weekends. The critically-acclaimed production features new works created and performed by artists from both organizations. Purchase tickets at the Mystère Theatre box office, call 702.894.7722 or nevadaballet.org.

CardsForKids 2013 Group with MarilynNov. 8, 6 to 10 p.m.: Children’s Heart Foundation presents Operation Cards for Kids Casino Night hosted by CHF board members Julie Downs and Francine Sanchez along with Dr. Beth Creel and Lorie Coviello of Children’s Heart Center. All proceeds from this event will benefit Children’s Heart Foundation. Enjoy a night out complete with food, drinks, entertainment and blackjack. Make it a staycation at JW Marriott Las Vegas or Red Rock Casino Resort Spa. Tickets are available at operationcardsforkids.com. Preregistration is encouraged due to limited space.