Happenings around the Las Vegas Valley for October 2019

Fall is here in the Las Vegas Valley and with it comes tons of activities you can enjoy in the month of October – the following is a list of events along with when and where they are.  (Many of these events are kid friendly too).

October 4, First Friday – Hunt for unique treasures, chow down on tasty food, and enjoy live music and art at this monthly festival of creativity in the Arts District. The First Friday Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to supporting local arts and culture.
Time: 5–11 pm Location: 1025 S. 1st St., Las Vegas www.ffflv.org

October 4–5, Henderson Hot Rod Days – Like all types of cars?  Take the family to see classic, custom, and muscle cars plus with trucks, hot rods, and one-of-a-kind vehicles. There are family-friendly activities, live entertainment, food, souvenir vendors, and an awards presentation.  Time: 3–10 pm Friday, 8 am–6 pm Saturday Location: Water Street, Henderson  www.cityofhenderson.com

October 4–6, Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival – Feast on an enormous array of delicious foods, invigorate yourself with sensational spirits, and enjoy the good life against the backdrop of this truly inspired outdoor village.
Time: 8–11:30 pm (VIP), 9–11:30 pm (GA) Location: Tivoli Village400 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas www.vegasfoodandwine.com

October 5, OktoberFest Beer Festival & Live Entertainment – Dust off those lederhosen and dirndls and celebrate OktoberFest! This event will feature a selection of bottomless beers, live entertainment, family-friendly games, crafts, and food. Time: 4–8 pm Location: Llama Lot, 900 Fremont St., Las Vegas
www.eventbrite.com/e/oktoberfest-beer-festival-liveentertainment-tickets-71557738121

October 5–6, Art in the Park – This is one of the largest outdoor juried art festivals in the Southwest, which is also the largest fundraiser for the Boulder City Hospital Foundation. The event is free.  Food vendors are also on hand. Time: 9 am–5 pm Location: Wilbur, Bicentennial, and Escalante Parks (also includes Colorado St. & Arizona St.) 401 California Ave., Boulder City www.bchcares.org/foundation/art-in-the-park


October 11–12, Las Vegas Pride – Join in the celebration of diversity and PRIDE in the Las Vegas LGBT community, with events including the free-to-attend Night Parade on Saturday and the Family Festival on Sunday. Time: Noon–10 pm Saturday, 11 am–8 pm Sunday Location: Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Rd., Las Vegas www.lasvegaspride.org

October 11–13, Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival – Surround yourself in the Renaissance era with numerous villages and guilds, activities, historical reenactments, live performances, and an array of authentic period foods
and beverages. Time: 10 am–10 pm Friday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm Sunday
Location: Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Rd. Las Vegas www.lvrenfair.com

October 11–27 (weekends only), Haunted Harvest at Springs Preserve – Enjoy spooktacular fun for all ages, with trick-or-treat candy stations throughout the “Bootanical” Garden, carnival games and prizes, a hay maze and petting zoo, crafts and other interactive activities, live entertainment, food vendors, and much more!
Time: 5–9 pm Location: Springs Preserve 333 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas
www.springspreserve.org/events/index.cfml?id=2169

October 11–13, Lebanese American Festival – Experience a celebration of Lebanese heritage with music, food, games, fireworks, amusement rides, and fun for the whole family! Time: 4–11 pm Friday, 2–11 pm Saturday 1–8 pm Sunday Location: St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church10325 Rancho Destino Rd., Las Vegas www.lebaneseamericanfestival.com

October 19, Downtown Brew Festival –Join the thousands of craft beer and music fans at this celebrated local festival. Featuring over 65 attending breweries, 200 craft beers, culinary artists, and live music acts under the stars. Time: 4–10 pm (VIP), 5–10 pm (GA) Location: Clark County Amphitheater 500 S. Grand Central Pkwy., Las Vegas
www.downtownbrewfestival.com


October 25–27, Vintage Market Days of Southern Nevada – Attention all vintages lovers. Find original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumables, seasonal plantings, and more at this indoor/outdoor upscale vintage-inspired market.
Time: 10 am–5 pm Location: Downtown Summerlin 1825 Festival Plaza Dr., Las Vegas
www.vintagemarketdays.com

October 26, Aki Matsuri Japanese Culture Food Festival – Enjoy Japanese food, drinks, live performances including taiko, a Bon Odori celebration, and much more. This is a free event. Time: 11 am–9 pm Location: The Park Las Vegas 3782 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas www.akimatsurinv.com

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail space? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? We can help you with that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day…..Jeff

The iBuyer Breakdown

Are you being driven mad by phone calls from people wanting to buy your house?

Have you been seeing the ads everywhere and wondering what’s up with these so called “iBuyers”?

Well, I’ve got you covered. Check out the following video explaining what’s going on.

 

Don’t say yes too quickly and ALWAYS have someone in your corner to protect you!

If you have questions or are curious about how much your house is worth, don’t hesitate to call me.

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail space? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? We can help you with that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day…..Jeff

Festival of the Arts in Downtown Summerlin

The Summerlin Festival of Arts is celebrating its 24th anniversary this year.  This 2019 festival is in its fifth year located on a grassy park-like area in beautiful Downtown Summerlin. The dates of the festival are Saturday October 12 and Sunday October 13.

The popular area of Downtown Summerlin is an area in the master-planned community of Summerlin in Las Vegas, which features retails stores, restaurants, and entertainment and business towers.  It has become an extremely popular destination in the Las Vegas Valley.

The Festival of the Arts features the works of more than 100 artists and craftspeople. This established outdoor art festival focuses on supporting fine artists and artisans. The event draws more than 40,000 visitors with thousands of serious art buyers each day – all ages, including families from the Las Vegas area and out-of-towners.

Art enthusiasts can enjoy fine arts and crafts in the festive outdoor atmosphere in Downtown Summerlin. The art festival hours are 10:00 am until 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. The event is free and open to the public. Plus parking for everyone is convenient to the site.

So come to the festival and let you imagination go wild and find a piece of art that you have fallen in love with. The Summerlin Festival of Arts is complimentary outdoor festival that over the years has become a popular and well-established local event offering two days of art celebration on The Lawn. There will be live music and entertainment and children’s activities. And the culinary arts are also here from Downtown Summerlin’s finest eateries.

Downtown Summerlin’s address is 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89135 and is highly visible to all traffic. The streets surrounding the grassy site are Summa Drive to the west; Rosemary Park Drive to the south; Oval Park Drive to the north and Downtown Summerlin stores to the east.

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail space? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? We can help you with that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day…..Jeff

Deception At The Disco! – A Murder Mystery Fundraiser for Super Summer Theatre

This is an event you DO NOT want to miss. A Touch of Mystery is overjoyed to   announce a one-night Fundraiser to benefit Super Summer Theatre.  And the timing couldn’t be more perfect with Halloween the day before; Super Summer Theatre for the Performing Arts is hosting a ’70’s DISCO Extravaganza! Guests will be greeted by a quirky cast of characters who take them on a journey they will remember for days to come. Most importantly, they will laugh the night away.  This is a slice of devilishly fun entertainment!

There are three acts hired to entertain: The Diva, Vinnie Vegas and the Vinnettes, and Troy Tritone.  In this scenario, filled with intrigue, mystery and mayhem, everything was running smoothly; but when The Diva finds out she isn’t the only headliner for the evening things go sour! Her ex-fiancé and backup group are also there to perform. Tempers flare and threats run wild in this musical WHO DONE IT.  Looks like someone is about to take their final bow!

This event is on November 1, 2019 7:00 pm.  Consequently, this ISN’T your “usual” Murder Mystery Fundraiser! Guests will have an opportunity to meet and work together to solve the case! The fun takes place at SSTudio In City Series, 4340 S Valley View, Suite 206, Las Vegas, NV 89103

Deception at the DISCO! This is Murder Mystery Theatre at its finest! Tickets are only $25 per person.  To purchase tickets visit: http://bit.ly/2l8YoIM

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail space? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? We can help you with that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day…..Jeff

The Parade of Mischief in Downtown Summerlin – Every Friday and Saturday in October

Downtown Summerlin has taken the spirit of Halloween to the next level with the brand new” Parade of Mischief” that is kicking off fall family events starting on Friday October 4, with the parade starting promptly at 7 p.m. on Park Center Drive.  This parade is sponsored by Spirit Halloween.

The Parade of Mischief has a cast of more than 30 local kids, dancing zombies, ghosts, witches, wizards, a dead skeleton band and more, according to a news release.

Halee Mason, marketing director of Downtown Summerlin stated “Parade of Mischief is a wonderful new addition to our line-up of family-friendly entertainment at Downtown Summerlin. The annual holiday parade is one of our most beloved and popular events here, so we are upping the ante by creating yet another seasonal parade to celebrate Halloween. We can’t wait to unveil it to the community on Oct. 4!”

The annual Halloween event Treat Street event returns to Downtown Summerlin from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. The event is free and open to the public, and families are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes for trick-or-treating throughout the common area where participating retailers will distribute candy.

Don’t forget about the “Howl-O-Ween” dog costume contest Oct. 31 during Treat Street festivities. Entry fees include a $20 donation ($10 for each additional dog entry) to the Animal Foundation. The contest will place in Macy’s Promenade. Check-in will begin at 4:30, and the contest starts at 5:30 p.m.

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail space? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? We can help you with that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day…..Jeff

So You Decided to Remodel Your Home – Will You Survive the Chaos?

You should realize that remodeling your home is a major disruption to your life, and not everyone has the patience they think they will have.  A remodel can affect your day-to-day plans, as well as turn your family’s world upside down with workers invading your home and a lot of dust covering everything in the home.

Many homeowners wonder “why did I ever decide to take on this gigantic task?” – even before the remodel has been completed. Whether you’re already in the middle of your remodel or you’re just pondering having one, here are some tips to keep you from experiencing a sense of mid-remodel regret.

Start Small – While the idea to launch into a full remodel is tempting to get everything done at once, taking the time to prioritize particular aspects of the remodel can make it much less unsettling and easier to control the budget.  You should consider which parts of the remodel are the most pressing as well as which would be the most difficult to deal with. Consider avoiding projects that are excessively difficult such as moving plumbing unless there’s a good reason to take them on. Prioritize everything else so you can complete each project in turn and move onto the big picture over time.

Respect the Construction Zone – There will be a LOT of dust, debris and noxious odors when you remodel. Most contractors will put up plastic sheets and take other precautions to try and keep all of this out of parts of the house where they aren’t working, but there’s only so much that can be done in this regard.  You can cover your furniture or have items moved away from the part of the house that is being worked on.  You can pack away items in sealed boxes so when the remodel is finished the cleanup will be easier. You may even want to put items in a portable storage in front of your home.

Try to plan your time at home so that you aren’t there during the worst of the noise and fumes. Purchase an air filtration system or two that you can put near the work areas to grab as much dust as possible.

Stick to the BudgetOne big issue when remodeling is that the budget tends to go off track and gets bigger. Once the remodel starts, you may find that there are extra bits of spending that are needed to finish the job.  Also there is the temptation to upgrade some of your plans since the newer version wouldn’t cost that much more. All of these little changes can really add up over time. Make a budget for what you want, add about 20% to 25% to account for the unexpected, and then stick with it. If there’s anything that you really want to upgrade but aren’t sure that the budget can handle it, save it until as close to the end as possible before authorizing the cost.

Talk It Out -Communication with your contractors is a key component to making it through a remodel unscathed. This doesn’t mean that you should require them to report every little thing back to you unless there’s a problem that they need your insight or authorization for, you’ll be best served to let the pros do their job. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check in and see how things are progressing, especially if you need to structure part of your day around the work that’s being done. Talking with your contractors regularly helps you to plan your life better around the remodel and saves them the trouble of tracking you down when they need to check with you about something.

Find the right remodeling contractor – contact your Realtor – ME.  I have lists of contractors for different types of remodel jobs and will recommend contractors with a good reputation for the particular remodel you have in mind.

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail space? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? We can help you with that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day…..Jeff

Friday the 13th! The PERFECT Time for Scary Movies!

I would have to say my favorite scary movie experience was watching Friday the 13th in the dark theater as a kid – it scared the H-E-DOUBLE-HOCKEY-STICKS out of me… which I  liked. I remember being disappointed by Friday the 13th 2 and actually walking out of the theatre for part 3 because it was just so lame.

Picture it – the movie opens up with some kids visiting Jason’s grave. They dig him up and they want to make sure he’s dead. So they take a long metal pole and jab it through his heart and leave – then lightning strikes… and you can figure out why I walked out of the movie. Come on! Give me a premise that’s sort of believable. (Sorry for Spoilers but trust me… I saved you.)

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My dad said he felt Psycho was scarier because during the time it was written, there was nothing else like it – and that terrified people. So, in the spirit of Friday the 13th I’m posing this question across a few different social media platforms:

What’s YOUR favorite scary movie and why?

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Keep an eye out for a future blog post with the results!

 

 

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail space? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? We can help you with that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day…..Jeff