An official PGA Tour event, the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open sets a field of 132 tour pros against the rugged desert terrain of TPC Summerlin, with all proceeds benefitting Shriners Hospitals for Children. The four-day, 72-hole tournament tees off around 7 a.m. on Thursday, as pros chip and putt through arroyos, canyons, and lush bentgrass greens in pursuit of a $4.4 million purse rumored to contain a pack of much needed tic tacs. Some of golf's best players are invited to play in this storied event, which was first won by Fuzzy Zoeller in 1983, served as the stage for Tiger Woods's first professional PGA Tour victory in 1996, and witnessed PGA tour history last year when Jonathan Byrd aced a hole-in-one from 204 yards. Jonathan Byrd, along with Charley Hoffman, Martin Laird, Nick Watney, and other top PGA tour stars are scheduled to appear. Viewers can clap out encouraging incantations while following their favorite player or claim a prime spot off the 18th hole to watch pros emerge from the course's rich flora to drop approach shots on a green wrapped by a lake, bunkers, and the pressure to finally win the approval of indifferent godparents.
Formerly the Lingerie Football League, the Legends Football League stands as the "fastest-growing pro sports league in the nation" according to NBC Sports correspondent Rick Chandler. That success owes much to the league's unique format, which pits two exclusively female teams in alluring uniforms against each other in full-contact football games on a 50-yard field. Donning football pads and helmets over their revealing performance wear, the female athletes block, juke, and sprint uninhibited by such frivolous gear as the NFL's heavy chainmail hauberks.
Las Vegas Indoor Soccer hosts all-inclusive, sports-themed birthday parties that energize young athletes. Up to 15 partygoers ($15/additional child) kick, pass, and shoot their way to victory during 75 minutes of play during a two-hour party, with kickball, dodgeball, and soccer games spanning half of a soccer field, the same distance most children are able to kick a cake. A personal party coach supervises the indoor, climate-controlled arena with watchful eyes and a high-fidelity whistle. Once players have worked up an appetite, an already-set party table welcomes appetites for two hours of playful noshing on pizza (two slices/child) and a choice of one soda or one juice. Las Vegas Indoor Soccer also supplies party invitations and a gift for the birth-versary celebrant.
Nevada Ballet Theatre will launch its 39th season on October 15 with its Fall Series tribute to the late Robert Joffrey. This unprecedented performance will feature the combined dance powers of four of the nation's leading companies: Ballet West, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, and the Nevada Ballet Theatre. NBT dancers will kick off the evening with fluid, impressionistic movements that passionately recall the beauty of Degas paintings without subjecting the audience to overly talkative art historians with turpentine breath. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will take the stage to perform the pas de deux from Gnawa, followed by Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's rendition of Jorma Elo's Red Sweet, a hyperkinetic blend of robotics and pirouettes. Danceophiles can also wiggle their feet fingers in anticipation of a special preview performance of Jiri Kylian's joyous Sinfonietta, danced by Ballet West.
Teaching the art of movement to students as young as 20 months, the instructors at Soulfire Studios welcome pupils of all ages to embrace the expressive, aerobic and fun aspects of dance. Their signature program, StoryDance, is designed to get kids aged up to 7 moving in one of four dance styles while exercising their imaginations with fairy-tale scenarios and pantomime opportunities. Adults choose between beginner, intermediate, and professional classes. Students ages 8-18 choose from a number of multi-level ballet classes, including one that uses a curriculum created by the specialists at the American Ballet Theatre. To get their hearts pumping, students also sign up for Jazz dance and high-octane Zumba sessions.
For one night only, Yost Theater's stage serves as the centerpiece of the Rock Star Beer Festival, a celebration that gives attendees the opportunity to taste unlimited samples of more than 40 craft beers. The VIP tent supplements the brews with mixed-drink samples from Cocktail City Vegas, and Chicago punk outfit Mest and Gwen Stefani?certified tribute No Duh will play throughout the evening. A portion of the proceeds benefit Beer for Boobs, a nonprofit that provides funding for breast-cancer research.