Super Summer Theatre Presents “First Date”

The Super Summer Theatre In City Series continues with performances of “First Date,” playing Thursday, January 30 – Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Super Summer Theatre Studios.

“First Date” present by Super Summer Theatre

Presented by Super Summer Theatre and Hynes-Sight Entertainment, First Date is a musical comedy telling the story of blind date newbie Aaron who is set up with serial-dater Casey, and a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?

Viewers will be taken on a hilarious night of surprises as sparks fly – or not – during this Broadway comedy based on the book by Austin Winsberg with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. Show is rated PG13 due to adult language and dating disasters.

Super Summer Theatre

Experience the intimate thrust style theatre, boasting productions with the same flair and talent held during the summer season. Tickets for the In-City Series are $20 for general admission. The lobby opens at 6 p.m. with seating at 6:30 p.m. Show time is 7 p.m. The studio is located at 4340 S. Valley View, Suite 208 Las Vegas, NV 89103.

Remaining In City Series shows include “The Rat Pack Lounge,” playing Thursday, March 5 – Sunday, March 22, 2020. For more information, call 702.579.PLAY (7529), visit or e-mail [email protected]. For the latest show updates, follow Super Summer Theatre on Facebook, Instagram @supersummertheatre and Twitter.

Super Summer Theatre is a non-profit organization with the mission to promote the use of Nevada State Parks by providing quality, family-oriented and reasonably priced cultural entertainment to the community, including theatrical arts educational opportunities. The outdoor theatre is at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park and indoor theatre is located at the ViewPoint Center. The season now runs year-round May through September at the Bowman Outdoor Pavilion located at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park and October through March in the SST Studios for the Performing.



Ellis Island – The Front Yard

Ellis Island Casino Hotel & Brewery, a veritable Vegas landmark for more than 50 years, is thrilled to announce the highly-anticipated opening of The Front Yard, the property’s new beer garden, restaurant and entertainment venue, is now open and running full tilt.

Situated along Koval Lane, the two-story venue offers a casual brewpub atmosphere with a premium bar and full-service restaurant highlighting Ellis family favorite recipes such as house-cured bacon and brisket, and dishes incorporating craft beers from its own Ellis Island Brewery. The Front Yard will also feature a variety of brews straight from Ellis Island Brewery to the tap, serving fresh beers that rotate seasonally.

Ellis Island Casino Hotel & Brewery
Ellis Island Casino Hotel & Brewery

“We’re so excited to welcome everybody into The Front Yard,” said Christina Ellis, Director of Marketing, Ellis Island. “The space is so beautiful! We couldn’t be happier with the menu, and on top of that, it’s just a great spot to grab a beer.”

The indoor/outdoor venue features a second-floor atrium with unobstructed views of the Las Vegas Strip. Retractable ceiling shades, expansive windows, rich wood fixtures, exposed steel, low lighting, and Instagram-worthy garden walls present a lush outdoor atmosphere. The Front Yard offers great vantage points from either floor to watch the game on any of the HD TVs including the 18-foot big screen. Guests will also enjoy the live entertainment featured weekly, ranging from DJs and local acts to headliners and special events including New Year’s Eve, the Big Game and more.

The Front Yard

The Front Yard will be open seven days a week from 3 p.m. to midnight, with plans for extended hours and brunch service in the works. The new space, with a capacity of 300, will also be available to rent for private parties, corporate events, weddings and receptions, and more. For more information or an updated entertainment calendar, visit or follow on Instagram @thefrontyardlv.

Ellis Island Casino & Brewery is home to some of Las Vegas’ most recognized food, beverages and entertainment. Its commitment to quality and service has been a tradition for over 50 years. The hotel and brewery feature wonderful amenities including a 24-hour restaurant with a famed steak special, Las Vegas’ top-voted micro-brewery and its famous  karaoke lounge, Metro Pizza and complimentary parking.  Conveniently located one block east of the Las Vegas Strip at 4178 Koval Lane behind Bally’s, Ellis Island is a must-see destination for every Las Vegas visitor and local.


Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Capturing the spirit of the season, Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens unveiled its majestic holiday display this week inviting visitors to explore the glamorous imaginary world of Her Majesty Queen Bellissima. Adorned in holiday-trimmed botanical elements, the Conservatory features a 42-foot-tall live White Fir tree dripping with thousands of twinkling lights, 28,000 various types of Poinsettias, an opulent carriage, the Queen’s castle and her bustling elves preparing for the holiday season.

Queen Bellissima will captivate guests through January 5, 2020 as they discover four garden bed displays, each representing a holiday tradition or magical moment in the Queen’s winter wonderland. This year’s theme, “Making Holiday Memories,” was designed by Ed Libby and the Bellagio Horticulture team.

“Our horticulture team worked tirelessly for seven days straight to bring this holiday display to life,” said Libby. “Each elf within the Conservatory represents the designers, decorators, engineers, electricians, florists and gardeners who helped produce the spirit of the season for everyone to enjoy.”

Towering over this year’s display in the West Garden is a 42-foot tall fresh-cut White Fir tree blanketed with 7,000 sparkling white lights and 2,500 ornaments. A whimsical five-car toy train, equipped with a live camera, whirls on its tracks around the base of the tree. Guests will marvel at the glamorous ice queen dressed in a couture-inspired gown made of preserved red and white roses, silver palmetto leaves, fresh hydrangeas and Phalaenopsis orchids. waving her wand as she welcomes visitors. Escorted by a polar bear family, the queen brings gifts of joy and prosperity to guests from near and far.

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Guests continue their journey with a stop in the East Garden, where they’ll find the queen’s European-themed carriage decorated with vintage lanterns and a crystal chandelier. Two pearl-curtained windows present a beautiful photo opportunity for visitors to capture precious holiday memories. The coach is pulled by four 12-foot-tall white horses handsomely dressed in their finest regalia.

In the North Garden, Queen Bellissima welcomes onlookers to her newly renovated Gothic castle. At 28-feet tall, the opulent castle is surrounded by a moat and is connected by a passageway inspired by the Gothic Bridge in New York’s Central Park. Frolicking floral elves invite guests in, while four rotating soldiers stand guard.

The enchanting new South Bed offers a glimpse into the Queen’s private quarters as she prepares for the holiday season. Visitors will find a breathtaking rose window, stunning fireplace and floral-embellished furnishings along with her mischievous puppy.

Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is complimentary to the public and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.



Freedom & Fashion provides resources and education this December in Las Vegas from  December 15- 22, in partnership with Be Social Communications Group. Freedom & Fashion is hosting a special holiday tour inclusive of various empowerment workshops and is excited to impact Executive Director, Laverne Delgado’s hometown, Las Vegas. Freedom and Fashion will serve local survivors of domestic abuse, human trafficking, and other injustices. By infusing practical lessons of the fashion industry with important conversations (self-image, leadership, power of choices) it has been proven that our students break through unhealthy cycles, heal from past traumas, and experience true freedom.

While in Las Vegas, Freedom and Fashion will partner with The Walter Hoving Home, Refuge for Women, and more to provide gifts, food, and education for participants during our beauty, fashion, and self-esteem building workshops.  The FBI recently rescued 14 child sex trafficking victims and arrested 33 suspected traffickers in Las Vegas, the highest total in the U.S. during a nationwide sweep in July 2019. 1 in 4 women experience domestic violence in their lifetimes.

This year, the Holiday Tour will form a safe space to create to share diverse stories through an imaginative lens. Our Las Vegas survivors will develop meaningful relationships, gain resources, heal, and engage in a variety of activities that will bring out their creative side. Our direct impact programs explore trade-driven industries with survivors while engaging in imperative conversations addressing self-image, vulnerability, and more. By combining creative job training with personal coaching, our programs enable our students to create a new vision, accomplish aggressive goals, and heal from trauma.

Freedom and Fashion’s Executive Director, Laverne Delgado, is a domestic violence survivor and said it best: “Fashion is one of the most universal forms of communication. Since the beginning of humankind, it has been used as a means of expression of gender, tribe, and statuses.”

Growing up in Las Vegas, Laverne has developed a deep passion for the city and impacting its survivors. The holiday season can be a joyous time! It can also be a triggering time for those who have experienced the trauma and are without a community. Freedom & Fashion recognizes the need for intervention during this vital time of the year and we are committed to creating an empowering holiday program in multiple cities to value and aid the recovery of those in need. With this tour’s success, we look forward to expanding our impact In Las Vegas further In 2020. For more information contact Ryan Johnson, [email protected], telephone: (323) 898-8410.


Well, gang, that’s it for this week.

I’m outa here!

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