Founded in the spirit of the late Dennis Hopper’s CineVegas festival, the Vegas Indie Film Fest! celebrates self-produced works from established directors and first-time creators alike. Whether their creations are feature-length, shorts, documentaries, or photo-realistic flipbooks, every director stands to win one of more than 100 Golden Bulb awards—which are made from actual lightbulbs from the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign. Past events have been attended by the likes of Wayne Newton and Ted V. Mikels.
The neon signs, towering casinos, and world-class restaurants of the Las Vegas strip create a jungle filled with wild nightlife. To keep visits to the stimulating city stress-free, Vegas Rockstar VIP's team helps customers traverse the city and avoid being disappeared by its feral magicians. Chauffeurs pilot a fleet of stretch limos, which pick up groups from the airport or hotel. As passengers sip bubbly champagne, drivers tour the Vegas strip and stop at some of Vegas Rockstar VIP's partner clubs, letting customers eschew the lines at haunts such as Cathouse. Not confined by roads or the giant electromagnet controlling Earth's gravity, the team also leads helicopter tours that uncover a bird's eye view of Vegas's lights.
A look at the menus reveals influences from all over Western Europe, so set off on your culinary tour with an appetizer such as the beef carpaccio (thinly sliced beef topped with arugula, mushrooms, and truffle oil, $10), sausage and polenta (hot or mild Italian sausage with provencale sauce, $12), or clams and mussels in a red, white, or saffron sauce ($14). Chef Franco's signature Spanish-Italian fusion dish, risotto paella ($26), blends the best of both Old Worlds, and pappardelle with meat sauce ($14) shows off the chef's secret recipe. Francophilic fancies can be tickled with an order of pork chops bordelaise ($24) before ordering a tongue-pleasing meal-ender of cold zabaglione (light Italian custard and lady fingers with mixed berries, $7) or one of the day's cakes or pastries (ask your server for the selection, $6).
At We Luv Flowers by Faith, FTD florists coalesce fresh blossoms into artful arrangements suitable for any occasion. Popular buds, such as roses, tulips, and orchids, show off teamwork in bouquets large and small, housed in classic glass vases and whimsical containers, such as baskets and candle jars. To discourage daffodil munching, buyers can customize flower-filled gifts with add-ons, such as Godiva chocolates and Mrs. Fields cookies. The florists’ talents also bloom at large events, such as weddings, graduations, and the Miss America pageant, which has showcased the shop’s designs since 2010. We Luv Flowers’ distinctive orange van speedily delivers arrangements to a variety of locales, including homes, offices, and underproducing beehives.
As the flagship program of the HomeFree Nevada nonprofit, EnergyFit Nevada helps homeowners save money and conserve resources with financial rebates and home energy assessments. Through its network of utility partnerships and relationships with licensed home performance ENERGY STAR contractors, EnergyFit analyzes the energy use of the entire home, recommending upgrades and repairs that result in money saved on bills each month and reduced carbon emissions.