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After Hours Poetry Hour – The Writer’s Block – February 17th, 2018

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*An evening of poetry featuring Noah Cicero, Franki Elliot, and Vi Khi Nao.*

Join us for a reading and book signing with a mix of Vegas-based and visiting poets.

Noah Cicero is 37 years old and grew up in a small town near Youngstown, Ohio. He has lived in Oregon, California, Arizona—as well as the Grand Canyon, and oversees in Seoul, South Korea. He currently resides in Las Vegas. A film adaptation of his first book, “The Human War,” won the 2014 Beloit Film Festival award for Best Screenplay. He has published nine books, including “The Collected Works Volume 1,” “Bipolar Cowboy,” “Go to work and do your job. Care for your children. Pay your bills. Obey The Law. Buy products.,” and most recently a poetry collection, “Nature Documentary,” and a book of philosophy, “Blood Soaked Buddha/Hard Earth Pascal.” His writing has been translated into Turkish, Kurdish, German and Spanish.

Franki Elliot is the critically-acclaimed author of “Piano Rats” and “Kiss As Many Women As You Can.” On February 14, 2018 she releases her third book, “Stories for People Who Hate Love,” a collection of poetry and short stories about not finding love. Her work has been nationally recognized by Paper Magazine, The Paris Review, Chicago Tribune, LA Weekly, Time Out, and more. Elliot’s books feature stunning artwork by Shawn Stucky, a red/green color-blind artist. Additionally, Elliot is a practicing street artist who typewrites poems onto stickers and secrets them around various cities. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

Vi Khi Nao was born in Long Khanh, Vietnam. She is the author, most recently, of “Umbilical Hospital,” the short story collection “A Brief Alphabet of Torture,” which won FC2’s Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize in 2016, the novel “Fish in Exile” (Coffee House Press, 2016), and the poetry collection “The Old Philosopher,” which won the Nightboat Books Prize for Poetry in 2014. She holds an MFA in fiction from Brown University, where she received the John Hawkes and Feldman Prizes in fiction and the Kim Ann Arstark Memorial Award in poetry.

7pm – 8pm

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A September to Remember with Fabulous Fall Finds – Silverton Casino – September 23rd, 2018

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Looking for that special unique gift and something FUN to do with your family & friends, while supporting local artists, crafters and animals in need? Look no more – LV Craft Shows has got the place for you!!

Join the BEST LV Craft & Gift Show in Las Vegas at Veil Pavilion at the Silverton and see for yourself why we are the longest running craft show in The Valley. We’re the 2017 Best of Las Vegas Winner – Silver – Category Shopping/Best Place to Buy a Unique Gift.

* FREE admission

* FREE swag bags (while supplies last)

* FREE drawing ticket

* 70+ of the most unique artists & crafters

* Drawings all day long -> 70+ prizes

* FREE Pop-up games

* FREE parking

Proceeds from sold drawing tickets benefit Sir’s Rescue Rangers animal rescue. facebook.com/SirsRescueRangers

For more information & vendor opportunities, visit our website at LVCraftShows.com

Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LVCraftShows

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Vegas Tejano Music Week – The Rio – August 23rd – 26th, 2018

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Vegas Tejano Music Week 2018 presented by Southwest Airlines is the premier, national gathering of thousands of Tex-Mex enthusiasts, musicians, and industry representatives in Las Vegas! The leading event in the music movement, attendees will converge August 23-26, at the Rio All Suites Casino. Highlights of the week include the 15th Annual Tejano Music Convention, SqueezeBox and Zavala’s Vegas Vibe Puro Pool Party. Vegas Tejano Music Week’s mission as the genre’s unifying force remains; to advance Tex-Mex music by providing a forum for industry-wide dialogue, promotion of its music legacy and development of the next generation of artist and fans.

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McKee Ranch Summers End Flea Market – McKee Ranch – August 3rd, 2018

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7pm – 11pm

Join us back on the ranch for one last hurrah before the school year starts!Beat the heat and join us for a night time flea market. We will have dozens of local artists, vendors and performers. food trucks, pony rides, train rides. Feed all of our beautiful animals while you shop. Food and drink will also be available. Did we mention free!!

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