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February 10, 2016

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Mark Adams

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Mark Adams is the Web Editor of Las Vegas Weekly, overseeing the magazine’s EPPY Award-winning website. He previously served as Weekly's Associate Web Editor and Calendar Editor, and is the 2014 recipient of the Nevada Press Association’s Journalist of Merit award for urban weekly newspapers. A native Las Vegan, he is the Weekly’s resident beer geek, a recovering marching-band nerd and loves Taylor Swift's music more than most things in life.

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Story Archive

OpenTable names local eateries among ‘Top 100 Best Brunch Spots’ in USA
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Did your favorite brunch spot make the cut?
Pour your heart out: The motivations and moves of Vegas’ elite flair bartenders
Thursday, April 16, 2015
With their training regimens, discipline, drive and competition circuits, flair bartenders aren't just entertaining with alcohol acrobatics, they're competing in a strategic sport.
Werk! Drag queens and kings come together for a Guinness World Record
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The Hard Rock Cafe attempted the record for Largest Drag Queen Stage Show, promoting its monthly drag-themed brunch.
Talking up three of our favorite Bloody Marys
Thursday, April 9, 2015
The South Point, the Cosmo and Hash House A Go Go serve up some of the Valley's finest morning drinks.
How to experience the Great Vegas Festival of Beer
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Rare pours, food pairings, learn about beer and more!
A bar in the desert? It’s not a mirage
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Miller Lite. Pulled-pork nachos. Country music. And miles and miles of Arizona desert.
Two years after its big Downtown move, the LGBT Center is thriving
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The nonprofit impacted 87,000 lives in 2014.
Roller disco Down & Derby is a lively nightlife alternative
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The retro-themed roller skating party is back in Vegas after taking a break in 2012.
Suburban suds: Old School Brewing Company is a proper beer spot for the West
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The brew-ification of Las Vegas continues.
Local musicians join UNLV Jazz for its annual Joe Williams scholarship concert
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
“This is all in his spirit, raising the money and keeping our American art form alive.”
Booze calendar! Where to sip, sample and savor this spring
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
From beer festivals to pairing dinners and UNLVino.
Meet the Green Fairy: Where to celebrate National Absinthe Day
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Where will you seek guidance from the emerald-hued muse?
From ‘Austin Powers’ to Gap ads and ‘ShowStoppers,’ choreographer Marguerite Derricks has done it all
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
The choreographer extraordinaire talks working on Steve Wynn's ShowStoppers, researching for Showgirls and teaching Tom Cruise to spank some air booty in Tropic Thunder.
Price hike: With proposed increases, Lake Mead fees could double in 2016
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
The National Recreation Area is encouraging the public to weigh in on the fee increases through March 11. Find the details here.
Porn progress: AVN's expo expands with more to show and tell in 2015
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
The annual porn convention returned this year with more space to explore and an expanded seminar series for fans.
Nightlife News & Notes: Club and pool job openings, a Snick’s Place update and more
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
Also, Kaskade signs on (again) with Wynn.
The 2014 Las Vegas nightlife obituaries
Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
Which clubs had their final last call in 2014?
First Friday cancels January outdoor activities due to weather
Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014
Galleries and neighborhood venues hold down the festival fort on January 2.
Hot Spots: Bicycle Prom’s Winter Formal, DJ Vice at the Ice Rink and more
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
Also, Tao's annual Terminate the Turkey Thanksgiving bash.
No-shave November: Pro grooming tips to use this Movember
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014
Drop that razor! It's the perfect time to grow one seriously glorious 'stache.
Happy Britney Spears Day! No, really ...
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014
It's Britney Day, bitch!
Hop heads, rejoice: Pizza Port beer arrives in Las Vegas
Monday, Oct. 27, 2014
The San Diego brewery just started distributing in the Silver State.
Come Together: Las Vegas Philharmonic and Cirque’s ‘Love’ pair up at Life Is Beautiful
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Orchestral renditions of "Eleanor Rigby" and professional aerialists? You won't want to miss this.
The Life Is Beautiful interview: Panic! At the Disco’s Brendon Urie
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
The frontman talks playing his hometown's music fest, the next P!ATD album and a Kanye-centric LIB schedule conflict.
Sip like the stars: Local celebs dish on their go-to cocktails
Monday, Oct. 13, 2014
We all know that Oscar Goodman likes his gin martinis, but what about Carolyn?
Same-sex marriage legal in Nevada: The emotional roller coaster is (finally) over
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
After a whirlwind week for marriage equality in the Silver State, same-sex couples will finally be able to marry, possibly today.
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett to play NYE show at Cosmopolitan
Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
Heaven? You're in heaven?
‘Wicked’ announces ticket lottery for orchestra seats at Smith Center
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
Looking to go to Oz on the cheap?
Swig and stomp: Get your drink on at these boozy bashes
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014
Prost! Oktoberfest is here!
Laverne Cox on her Vegas nightclub gig, Netflix stardom and more
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
The Emmy-nominated actress discusses projects outside OITNB, her go-to cocktail and how Jubilee is a "kiki."
'MasterChef' alum and UNLV freshman Ahran Cho is eying a career beyond the kitchen
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
UNLV student and MasterChef contestant Ahran Cho talks Easy Bake Ovens, the job offer she just got and a game-changing savory tiramisu.
Five thoughts: Mandalay Bay’s Beer Festival (September 13)
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
The hotel just tapped the keg on its first-ever Beer Weekend.
UNLV’s Rebel Girls represent with high kicks and national titles
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
“It’s basically some really dedicated young ladies with a lot of drive who really want to represent our university in the highest light.”
A first taste of Franklin, Delano’s fashionable--and social--lobby lounge
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014
With delectable craft cocktails and fun elements (like ice-breaker question cards), the chic nightspot is primed for good conversation.
Local LGBT notables on why Pride is important today
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014
"It’s just a measure of support and solidarity"
Hot Spots: Labor Day Weekend 2014 Edition!
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
From Big-name DJs to an off-Strip toga party to a rooftop beer festival, how to party it up this LDW in Las Vegas.
Viva Springfield? A brief history of 'The Simpsons' in Las Vegas
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
Do you remember when Henderson got its own Kwik-E-Mart? We do.
Five UNLV classes we wish we could take
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
Artificial intelligence? Virtual worlds? Sign us up!
A CCCN partnership offers free sunscreen to Wet 'n' Wild patrons
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The water park teamed up with the Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada for a complimentary sunscreen kiosk. Find the deets here.
Sin City Brewing’s Harmon Corner bar boasts boozy upgrades and a laid-back vibe
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
This place screams "happy hour."
The naked truth: Where does Vegas draw the line when it comes to nudity onstage?
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Considering Las Vegas' sexy Sin City image, how provocative can performance be on Las Vegas Boulevard?
Weekly Q&A: Nick San Pedro takes inspiration from (and creates work for) entertainment’s A-list
Monday, July 7, 2014
“I have been featured on Madonna’s YouTube channel for six years, and it’s kind of fun to see her manager like my Instagram posts.”
EDC 2014: Behind-the-scenes with the kandi-sweet Sparkle Pop dancers
Thursday, June 26, 2014
The group is just one contingency of more than 500 performers (i.e.: not DJs) who help bring America’s biggest dance party to life.
EDC Night 1: The good, the weird and the ugly
Saturday, June 21, 2014
A remodeled Kinetic Field, brutal traffic conditions and a strangely sleepy Friday vibe.
Amp up your Electric Daisy Carnival intelligence with these tips
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Because it's easy to be an idiot at EDC. Don't be that person.
Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Curated video feed brings EDC to your living room
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Didn't score a ticket this year? Party in your pajamas instead.
SLS Las Vegas moves up opening date
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
That means Umami Burger, Sayers Club and Bazaar Meat are arriving early.
First Friday goes dark in July
Friday, June 6, 2014
“We will capitalize on this time to take First Friday to the next level.”
Five thoughts: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at Surrender’s 4-year anniversary party
Friday, June 6, 2014
“Thanks for dry-humping the person in front of you.”
Smith Center-bound ‘The Book of Mormon’ announces ticket lottery
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
The Tony-winning musical begins a four-week run at the Downtown performing arts center June 10.

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