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.
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).
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.
With 12,000 square feet of antique furniture, vintage garments, fine china, artwork, and much more, Not Just Antiques Mart has what Frommer's described as "a vibe that bargain hunters will die for." Licensed antiques dealer Renee Poole and her daughter, Jessica, acquire entire estates to liquidate and also collect individual items from consignors. Visitors can also head to the outdoor flea market to shop in the sunlight.
Plume is furniture sample sale showroom at World Market Center Las Vegas. The building hosts the twice yearly "market" where furniture buyers and interior designers come from around the world to buy the newest furniture and home accessories. The rest of the year we well those samples to the public at 60% to 85% off.