The March 7 Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is sold out. Due to a limited-capacity requirement imposed by the Southern Nevada Health District, the speedway has reached its allowable threshold and no longer can sell tickets to the NASCAR Cup Series event.
Tickets do remain for both the Alsco Uniforms 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series races on Saturday, March 6 as well as the Bucked Up 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, March 5.
“This is the first time I can ever remember being disappointed to announce a sellout,” said LVMS President Chris Powell. “While we appreciate that Gov. Sisolak has provided sports and entertainment venues an opportunity to get fans back in the stands, we’re disappointed that the local health district has not allowed us to reach the 20-percent capacity recommended by the governor. Nonetheless, we know it will be three great days of racing for those who are able to attend, and we hope to welcome a full house in September for the South Point 400.”
The speedway estimates 12,500 fans will be in attendance for the Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube. That number represents grandstand seating as well as suites and clubs. Race fans still can get their speed fix on Friday and Saturday as good seats remain for both races. Saturday tickets are $29 and Friday tickets are $19. Kids 12 and under are free on both Friday and Saturday. Visit www.lvms.com for tickets, RV camping and race weekend information.
The world-renowned U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will perform the flyover for the Pennzoil 400 on Sunday. The “America’s Ambassadors in Blue” – officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron – will electrify the crowd with their signature “Delta” formation over the speedway at the end of the national anthem for the NASCAR Cup Series race.
“We’re honored to have the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds take to the sky during the Pennzoil 400 pre-race ceremonies,” LVMS President Chris Powell said. “For both our fans in the stands as well as those tuning in from home, the sight of the Thunderbirds flying above the speedway will get us ready for the excitement of NASCAR racing.”
The Thunderbirds, stationed at Nellis Air Force Base located adjacent to the speedway, feature six F-16 Fighting Falcons, the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter aircraft. Created 68 years ago in 1953, the USAF Thunderbirds are the third-oldest formal flying aerobatic team in the world. The Thunderbirds have performed at over 4,000 airshows worldwide, including more than a dozen times at LVMS, accumulating millions of miles in hundreds of different airframes over the course of their more than 54 years of service.
“We are excited to continue the tradition of flying over the Pennzoil 400 in our hometown,” said Lt. Col. John Caldwell, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds commander and leader. “This race is vital to maintaining the strong bond between the Air Force and NASCAR. We’re thankful to our neighbors at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for their support to Nellis Air Force Base and the incredible opportunity to showcase the pride, precision and professionalism of the 693,000 total force Airmen to race fans viewing this event from around the world.”
The green flag drops on the Pennzoil 400 at 12:30 p.m. Pacific. The tripleheader weekend kicks off with the Bucked Up 200 on Friday, 6:00 p.m. followed by the Alsco Uniforms 300 race on Saturday, at 1:30 p.m.
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With spring right around the corner, Art Classes for Kids introduces the March ART BOX and the Easter ART BOX, each offering fun and educational experiences for artists of any age. Created by instructor Kim Bavington, each ART BOX includes all the supplies needed to create three cool art projects, along with exclusive video tutorials containing all instruction needed.
“Whether kids are transitioning to hybrid or in-person learning or continuing to learn from home, parents are still searching for creative, engaging activities to share with their children,” said Bavington, founder of Art Classes for Kids. “Each March and Easter ART BOX provides a unique set of fun projects kids will love and artwork parents will cherish for a lifetime.”
As part of Art Classes for Kids’ MONTHLY ART BOX subscription, The March ART BOX includes a Botanical Drawing of Clover to build skills with Still Life practice, a Bunny Clay Sculpture inspired by Beatrix Potter and an Abstract Painting inspired by American Artist Sol Lewitt, known for his substantial work in the areas of Conceptual Art and Minimalism. The artwork inspired by Lewitt utilizes watercolor techniques to create a cool, optical illusion painting.
For nearly 30 years, Bavington, artist, art teacher and founder of the popular Art Classes for Kids, has inspired literally generations of young artists to mine their creativity, refine their fine art skills and grow their excitement for visual art in her private lessons, group classes, birthday parties and school-break camps, as well as on her YouTube channel.
The special edition Easter ART BOX includes a Beatrix Potter Illustration, a PEEPS Sculpture and a realistic Lily Watercolor Painting, loosely inspired by American Artist Georgia O’Keeffe, famous for her close-up flower paintings that spill off the edges.“
Every ART BOX includes a short art history lesson designed to introduce kids to famous artists,” explains Bavington. “Combining learning about history and technique with making awesome art is what makes our projects so fun and educational.”
Priced at $95 each, the March and Easter ART BOXES may be shipped anywhere in the United States. Each box contains all the art supplies needed, including colored pencils, watercolor paints, a clay set, various sizes of paintbrushes, canvas and more. To purchase, go to www.artclassesforkids.com.
Kids and families can enjoy Kim’s extraordinary art instruction at home via her Art Classes for Kids YouTube channel, her virtual summer art camp, ART CAMP IN A BOX, Monthly ART BOX subscriptions and holiday ART BOXES.
LaPour, a Las-Vegas-based real estate development and investment firm has begun construction on its second Henderson industrial project in recent years, a 21-acre parcel situated at the southwest corner of Maryland Parkway and Sunridge Heights Parkway adjacent to the new Costco and close to the Henderson Executive Airport and the Las Vegas Raiders training facilities. The single-phase construction project planned to be completed 3rd Quarter 2021.
“Our firm was one of the first to enter the market with new industrial product in the emerging West Henderson submarket a few years ago. Our successful experience reinforced our plans to develop another six buildings, totaling approximately 340,000sf of industrial space, said Jeff LaPour, President of LaPour.” Industrial demand has increased during the pandemic as businesses shift the way they operate with an emphasis on pickup and delivery and ecommerce and there is great demand for the space. “
Having selected TWC Construction as the general contractor, AirParc Heights will go vertical in early 2021 with the firm’s recent completion of eight months of extensive site work including coordination with multiple local and federal agencies. The high-profile project will be comprised of six buildings, totaling 338,776, built in one phase. Each state-of-the-art building features modern, flexible industrial space designed to accommodate office, showroom, manufacturing, distribution, assembly, and a variety of other industrial uses. Units range in size from 10,000sf- to 137,000sf. All spaces are available for sale or lease. The property will feature grade-level and dock high loading along with 24’ to 28’ clear heights.
Mike DeLew and Greg Pancirov of RealComm will manage the leasing assignment for the development, serving as the project’s exclusive brokers. “AirParc Heights offers superior, functional industrial space and flexibility in meeting a diverse range of industrial occupant demands,” said DeLew. “The West Henderson location offers tenants convenient access to both commercial and executive airports as well as major freeways, making anywhere in the valley easily accessible as well as Southern California markets.”
LaPour is an opportunity driven real estate and investment firm active in multiple markets in the Southwestern U.S. – Nevada; Arizona; California, and Colorado. The firm is focused on unique opportunities, driven by high-quality locations, and differentiated designs. With a personal principal commitment to each endeavor, LaPour has delivered more than 5M sq. ft. of office, industrial and hospitality space.
PT’s Tavern’s will offer Hockey & Hoops specials, St. Patrick’s Day-themed food, and beverage offerings, plus an Apple Watch giveaway and VGK special edition True Rewards cards throughout the month of March.
PT’s Hockey & Hoops specials will be available at all of PT’s 64 locations throughout the Las Vegas Valley, including PT’s Pub, PT’s Gold, PT’s Ranch, PT’s Brewing Company, Sean Patrick’s, Sierra Gold, and SG Bar during all professional hockey and college tournament basketball games. Food offerings will include Nathan’s classic hot dog, priced at $3; vegetable spring rolls served with orange chili sauce, priced at $4; Southwest chicken egg rolls served with spicy ranch, priced at $5; crispy buffalo shrimp, priced at $6; and boneless chicken wings served with fries, priced at $6. Hockey & Hoops beverage offerings will include beer buckets of Budweiser, Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller Lite, Michelob Ultra, Corona, Modelo, Bud Light Seltzer or White Claw, priced at $20 for five beers, and $5 Mango Cart Micheladas.
To celebrate the luck of the Irish, all day on Wednesday, March 17, all PT’s Taverns will offer an Irish-inspired beverage offering, PT’s Sean Patrick’s Red or PT’s Hualapai IPA served with a shot of Screwball peanut butter whiskey, priced at $6. The St. Patrick’s Day menu items, available at Sean Patrick’s, only, will include fish & chips, priced at $14; corned beef and cabbage; priced at $14; potato soup, priced at $6 for a cup and $9 for a bowl; Jameson wing basket, priced at $13; drunken skins, priced at $10; and the pub classic burger served with fries, priced at $12. Sean Patrick’s tavern guests will also receive a complimentary Sean Patrick’s T-shirt, while supplies last.
Throughout March, True Rewards members will earn one entry into PT’s Apple Watch giveaway for every 100 base points earned. Entries are electronic and one player will be randomly selected to win every day. Additionally, VGK special edition True Rewards cards will be available to all True Rewards members throughout March, while supplies last.
Recently awarded “All-Time Best of Vegas” for its happy hour, PT’s offers daily drink specials, available at all taverns from 5 to 7 p.m., and midnight to 2 a.m. Specials include a 50% discount on wines by the glass, premium spirits and all craft and import beer, including craft brews and guest favorites like Michelob Ultra and Blue Moon. Happy hour will not be available on St. Patrick’s Day at Sean Patrick’s.
The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod will bring the luck of the Irish to Las Vegas this St. Patrick’s Day, lighting its entire 1,149-foot tower green. Plus, from the casino to the top of the tower, The STRAT will celebrate the day with ambient Celtic music, authentic Irish fare, beer specials and more on Wednesday, March 17.
PT’s Wings & Sports will serve deviled green eggs and ham, priced at $7; Irish corned beef nachos, priced at $17; a shot of Baileys Irish Cream combined with Jameson Irish whiskey served with a Guinness stout, priced at $16; and Sean Patrick’s Irish Red beer served with a shot of Jameson Irish whiskey, priced at $16. STRAT Café will offer corned beef and hash, priced at $14; corned beef and cabbage, priced at $16; and Guinness draft beer, priced at $9. The hooley will continue at REMIX Lounge with ambient music provided by local Celtic band, The Celtic Rockers, beginning at 8 p.m.; shots of Jameson Irish whiskey, priced at $8; and a shot of Baileys Irish Cream combined with Jameson Irish whiskey served with a Guinness stout, priced at $16. Green beer will also be served throughout the night at PT’s Wings & Sports, STRAT Café and REMIX Lounge. More information can be found at www.thestrat.com. Complimentary parking and valet are always available at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod.
Well, gang, that’s about it for this week.