Vegas Pride is almost here!

October is Pride Month in Las Vegas and the city is gearing up for its annual LGBT Pride events on the weekend of October 19 – 21, 2018. The festivities kick off on Friday night, October 19th with the annual night time parade in downtown Vegas near Fremont Street Experience. Parade floats from many LGBT nightlife venues, major corporate allies, supporters and more light up the night. The parade is followed by a star studded after party featuring Eryka Jane from Real Housewives, Morgan McMichaels of RuPaul’s Drag Race and more.

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The main festival will take place at Sunset Park on Saturday and Sunday and feature booths from community partners, LGBT vendors, amazing restaurants and an amazing entertainment line up on the main stage. For the full event and entertainment line up click here.

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Here are two other events we recommend attending during Vegas PRIDE Weekend:

Golden Knights – Season #2

Last year when the Vegas Golden Knights hit the ice for the first time, no one knew what a ride it was going to be. And you’d be lying if you said you truly believed they’d be crowned Western Conference Champions in their inaugural year. But that is exactly what happened.

Season two kicks off on October 4, 2018 and the team hosted their annual media day on October 3, 2018. Here’s some video interviews with players from the Golden knights.

 

Vegas is GOLDEN!

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Nevada may be the Silver State but Vegas is the Golden City. The city just celebrated its 113th birthday and after all that time we finally have a professional sports team. When the NHL announced Vegas would be given an expansion team, it seemed that only the people in our city where excited. Everyone else said it wouldn’t work, the team would be in last place and the list of doubt goes on.

After an incredible and record breaking season the Vegas Golden Knights have made their way to the Stanley Cup Finals. And this city has turned to GOLD! Everywhere you look from The Strip to the local neighborhoods Golden Knights fever has caught on. While many people and many fans of other teams are still nay-sayers, Vegas has faith and confidence in our team and cities new found love for hockey.

Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals come to T-Mobile Arena on Memorial Day. We caught up with the team and asked players about playing in Sin City and home ice advantage in the finals. On playing in Vegas verse different NHL cities, Ryan Reaves told us its so different, “It’s a Vegas show with a hockey game.” When asked about home ice, Nate Schmidt said, “I can’t wait for Game 1 at T-Mobile Arena. It’s going to be awesome!”

Stay up to date with all of our Stanley Cup Finals coverage on twitter @SinCityTimes.

Flamingo Launches New Night Swim

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The Flamingo Hotel & Casino has teamed up with local promoters, Artificial People Las Vegas to present an all new LGBT event on the Vegas Strip. Electric Safari a night swim event at the hotel’s beach pool will kick of on May 17, 2018. The event will start at 9:00pm every Thursday and go till 3:00am.

Electric Safari is geared towards the LGBT community, however event promoters say that everyone is welcome. “This event is meant to be fun, sexy and exciting for all walks of life.”

The Cube Guys and Noir D Costa will be providing the sounds on opening night.

The guest list page for the event says, “Get lost in our jungle of pleasure with the hottest party people. This hedonist vibe is sure to set the strip on fire.” This sounds like the party we want to attend.

Get on the guest list at VegasGayPoolParty.com and see you there this Summer.

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Week in Review: 4/9-4/13

This was an exciting week in Sin City for sports and entertainment.

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The Vegas Golden Knights took to the ice on April 11th for game 1 of their inaugural Stanley Cup Playoff series with the LA Kings. The level of excitement in the city was bubbling over by the time both teams started the game. In thrilling style the Golden Knights took a 1-0 series lead by shutting out the Kings. The teams meet again April 13th for game 2 of the series.

NYNY Hotel & casino, home to the T-Mobile arena, where the team plays, unveiled a 28 foot tall Golden Knights jersey (or sweater for those NHL buffs) on their iconic replica of the statue of liberty to cheer on the team.

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Planet Hollywood Casino announced that Gwen Stefani will be joining their a-list line up of headliners. The iconic lead singer of No Doubt will headline the Zappos Theater inside the resort starting June 27, 2018. Its will undoubtedly be one of the hottest tickets of the summer! Click here to buy tickets and for more info.

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In more sports news, the LV Aces participated in the WNB Draft on April 12th, where they selected A’ja Wilson as the #1 overall draft pick. The South Carolina forward will join the WNBA’s newest franchise playing in Las Vegas this May. For more info on the team and to buy tickets visit aces.wnba.com.

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Universal Love

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This week MGM Resorts International announced the release of UNIVERSAL LOVE, a collection of reimagined wedding songs for the LGBTQ community, celebrating the enduring and overwhelming power of love and music to unite.

UNIVERSAL LOVE offers six newly recorded versions of iconic love songs that give same-sex couples a soundtrack for their own love stories and feature pronouns changed to reflect the world of LGBTQ relationships.

The album includes boundary-changing songs from some of today’s most-beloved artists. Bob Dylan, one of the most influential and successful recording artists in American history, is among the visionary artists participating in this unprecedented project. Dylan re-recorded “She’s Funny That Way” as “He’s Funny That Way.” The album features five additional stellar artists whose involvement is a testament to the urgency of equality in entertainment: Kesha (“I Need a Woman to Love Me”), St. Vincent (“And Then She Kissed Me”), Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie (“And I Love Him”), Kele Okereke of Bloc Party (“My Guy”), and Valerie June (“Mad About The Girl”).

The compilation album was produced by MGM Resorts in conjunction with global advertising agency McCann and will be distributed by Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music. UNIVERSAL LOVE is currently available on all streaming platforms.

UNIVERSAL LOVE TRACK LISTING
01 “HE’S FUNNY THAT WAY” • BOB DYLAN
02 “AND THEN SHE KISSED ME” • ST VINCENT
03 “MY GUY” • KELE OKEREKE
04 “MAD ABOUT THE GIRL” • VALERIE JUNE
05 “AND I LOVE HIM” • BENJAMIN GIBBARD
06 “I NEED A WOMAN TO LOVE ME” • KESHA