Get Ready for 12 Inches of Sin Erotic Art Festival

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July 21st-23rd is promising to be an exciting and culturally rich weekend in Vegas! Expect lots of erotic art, burlesque and drag performances, shibari rope classes and other fun workshops. Organized by Sin City Gallery, 12 Inches of Sin Erotic Art Festival attracts artists and art aficionados from around the world. It’s an affair you don’t want to miss!

Over 100 visual artists and 30 performance artists will take over New Orleans Square, a 30,000 sqft commercial retail complex, to ignite the senses. Alien Tequila and their giant spaceship will provide other-wordly spirits in their open-air lounge. Live music and DJs will be grooving throughout the weekend.

The Sin Sity Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will oversee all activities to ensure that everyone is having a great time. Funds raised during the weekend will be donated to the Sisters’ 501c3 charitable program to assist members of our community in need of HIV/AIDS services.

New Orleans Square is located within the historical Commercial Center. Established in 1963, this landmark has hosted numerous arts and cultural events throughout the decades.

Admission is $20 for the whole weekend. Click here for more details and to purchase tickets.

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The Human Experience Weekly Open Mic Night

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The Human Experience is Las Vegas’s longest running weekly open mic night, happening every Monday from 7pm. The event’s mission is to be “the action of Love through Art, Music, Poetry and Culture”.

Bring your words, instruments, beats, jokes or just your wonderful self, and join the Human Experience community! You can sign up from 6:30pm, and the first performance begins at 7pm.

The June 19th open mic will feature Leilani Clark, an organizer and activist of mixed Native American and African descent. Throughout the years, she has been active in both the Immigrant Rights Movement and the fight to preserve cultural education in Arizona public schools. She currently resides in Las Vegas, and uses her art to convey her message for social justice. She is no stranger to the Las Vegas open mic scene, where she regularly performs slam poetry and music.

All of the proceeds from the June 19th show will go towards funding the grassroots, Indigenous-led campaign, #HaulNo. The campaign’s mission is to stop uranium mining on sacred Indigenous Lands just miles from the Grand Canyon.

 

Raising Money for Vegas Shepherd Rescue through Rock Music

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Rock music fans and animal lovers came together at the first ever ShepFest at Thunderbird Hotel and Lounge in the evening of Saturday May 20th. The event featured performances by local bands Bad Little Sister and CracKerman, with The Raskins from New York City as the headlining act.

The mini festival was organized with the aim of raising funds for Vegas Shepherd Rescue, an all-volunteer group and the only German Shepherd rescue in Clark County. The organization summarizes its mission in its motto: “Saving one dog may not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.”

It was lovely to see people from different walks of life come together to party and support a great cause! After all, who wouldn’t agree that music and dogs are some of the best things in this world?

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Bad Little Sister

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CracKerman

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The Raskins

 

 

Introduction

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I have recently moved to Las Vegas. You might ask, how can I be so knowledgeable about alternative lifestyles and the venues catering for them in Sin City then? The answer is, I’m not – but I’d like to learn about them and have a lot of non-mainstream fun! That’s why I created this blog.

I’m a huge rock and metal fan, and I’m also into the goth subculture. As a writer of literary fiction, I’m also passionate about art and literature. The first time I arrived in Vegas, I spent many hours Googling and searching Twitter to find some spots here similar to the ones I loved going to in London. I ended up finding a few, but it wasn’t easy: it took a serious amount of research. That’s how I got the idea to bring all the information on interesting and quirky places together on one site, in the form of reviews and interviews with locals involved in alternative lifestyles.

Of course, no one associates Vegas with alternative culture of any kind, and I do not nurture any hopes that this might change in the near future. However, this is a city with a population of nearly 2 million people, where alternative lifestyles and the associated places exist and thrive – they are just hidden under the bright lights of the massive casinos!

My main goal is to support local independent businesses by spreading the word about them, so they’re easier to find for short-term visitors, as well as long-term residents. I’m going to arrange the listings in the following categories: Bars & Live Music, Events (Altternative Club Nights, Fetish), Art (Art Shows, Galleries, Film, Poetry, Theatre) and Everything Else. My regular posts will include news, reviews and interviews.