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This Month's Las Vegas Entertainment Newsletter

March 2023

In Las Vegas, March has always been magnificent. March is one of the best times
of the year to come to Las Vegas. This is the time to get new things going. In
Vegas, just like in any other city in the country, Spring-cleaning will occur
(both for ourselves and our entertainment,) and we’ll have more garage sales
this month than at any other time of the year. Springtime in Las Vegas is a
beautiful thing…the weather is perfect, and there are thousands of events,
conventions, shows, and things to do. Things are bustling, and we love it.

Spring is just around the corner (the vernal equinox is on the 20th—balancing
the day and night,) and awakening that spirit of renewal.

Students from all over the country will make Vegas their Spring Break
destination; there is St. Patrick’s Day; March Madness; NASCAR; pools are
opening up, and there are even some bright spots in the entertainment industry.

March was named for the Roman God "Mars," and March contains a lot of
interesting celebrations…March 3rd is I Want You to be Happy Day, and If Pets
Had Thumbs Day. The 4th is Employee Appreciation Day, Holy Experiment Day, and
Hug a GI Day. The 5th is Multiple Personality Day, the 8th, Be Nasty Day; the
9th, Panic Day; and the 11th Worship of Tools Day – us guys can relate. National
Pi Day is the 14th - Why today? Because 3.14 is the value of Pi. The is 15th is
the Ides of March, Dumbstruck Day, and Everything You Think is Wrong Day. The
16th is Everything You Do is Right Day; the 17th, Saint Patrick's Day; the 18th,
Goddess of Fertility Day, Supreme Sacrifice Day; and the 20th is
Extraterrestrial Abductions Day, and Proposal Day. The 22nd is National Goof Off
Day; the 26th, Make Up Your Own Holiday Day; the 27th, National "Joe" Day; the
29th, Smoke and Mirrors Day; and finally, the 30th is I am in Control Day.

Springtime has been celebrated by every country and culture for as long as there
have been countries and cultures. As the earth regenerates itself after the
winter, we feel that sense of renewal as well. Something inside us just wants to
bring life and freshness to our lives. We clean things out…repair, plant, and
grow things.

While Christians are observing Easter; Pagans are celebrating Ostara. In ancient
Egypt, the festival of Isis was held to celebrate the resurrection of Osiris.
The Celebration of Dionysus always took place about this time in Greece;
celebrating the return of the leaves on the grapevines. It seems that there is
something innate that is built into the core of our being that senses this time
of regeneration for the earth. There have always been celebrations in the spring
honoring that spirit of rejuvenation. It is the end of winter. Spring is about
re-birth, life after death, and a fresh start after a cold period in our lives.
Spring brings us hope.

In Ireland, It’s St. Patrick's Day! St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland,
and many people don't realize that the serpent was actually a metaphor for the
early Pagan faiths of Ireland. St. Patrick brought Christianity to the Emerald
Isle, and did such a good job of it that, for a while, he practically eliminated
Paganism from the country…and now, in celebration; we drink!

Our modern day celebration centers around young adults making pilgrimages to
warm climates to celebrate the sun, drink spirits, and engage in fertility rites
and rituals….this is also known as Spring Break. And Las Vegas is one of the
chosen destinations for these modern day festivals.
To further assist these festivals, Daylight Savings time begins on March 12th –
spring forward.

Las Vegas is a great place to visit all year round but in early March during the
NASCAR Weekend, Vegas is definitely the place to be. Enjoy 3 days of NASCAR
during the Las Vegas Sprint Cup Weekend. NASCAR Weekend at the Las Vegas Motor
Speedway has become one of the most anticipated events on the NASCAR calendar.
See all of your favorite drivers in fabulous Las Vegas during the Spring NASCAR
Weekend, March 3–5, 2023. The event weekend includes the Pennzoil 400 presented
by Jiffy Lube NASCAR Cup Series race, the Alsco Uniforms 300 NASCAR Xfinity
Series race, and the Victoria's Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate
Resorts NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts announced the highly anticipated lineup
of performances for the 2023-2024 Toyota Broadway Las Vegas Series including:
Beetlejuice, Les Miserables, Ain’t Too Proud, Chicago, Funny Girl, Come From
Away, Girl From The North County, and Peter Pan.

55th Annual St Patrick's Day Parade
The luck of the Irish returns to Water Street! The popular three-day festival
features authentic Celtic entertainment, a parade, car show, amusement games,
food and souvenirs.
March 10, 2023 - March 12, 2023
243 Water St. Henderson, NV 89015

As far as all of the other entertainment goes:

The most significant act this month is Taylor Swift who plays two shows at
Allegiant Stadium March 24-25. Both dates are officially sold out, but tickets
are popping up on the resale market.
Keith Urban kicks off a new residency at Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood
on March 3-18. Miranda Lambert continues her "Velvet Rodeo" run inside the same
venue March 24-30. The Resorts World Theatre has residencies by Katy Perry
(March 3-4) and Luke Bryan March 22-31. Heartland rocker John Mellencamp plays a
pair of shows at the intimate Encore Theater at the Wynn. Crooner Michael Bolton
plays the Pearl at the Palms on March 9. Electronic pop icons Depeche Mode
return for a show inside the T-Mobile Arena on March 30. March also marks your
last chance to see Weekends with Adele at the Colosseum inside Caesars Palace.

The Las Vegas Water Lantern Festival is on March 18 at Sunset Park (east of the
Strip). The price of admission includes materials to create your lantern
illuminated with an LED candle. At 7 p.m., everyone will launch their lanterns
in the water, producing an image to remember for years to come. Doors open for
the festival at 4 p.m. with music, activities and bites available from local
food trucks.

One of the biggest MMA fights in years takes place at UFC 285 this month. Former
lightweight champ Jon Jones returns after a three-year absence, moving up a
division to battle for the vacant heavyweight championship against Ciryl Gane.
The MMA stars square off March 5 at the T-Mobile Arena.

The Aces of Comedy series will be busy this month with performances by Tim Allen
(March 3-4), Bob Marley (March 18) and Daniel Tosh (March 24-25). Iliza
Shlesinger makes her debut at the Wynn's Encore Theater March 10-11. However,
the biggest comedy show of the month is Tom Segura at the Chelsea inside the
Cosmopolitan March 17-18.

The 2023 NCAA Division I Men’s basketball tournament will involve 68 teams
playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the National Collegiate
Athletic Association Division I men's college basketball national champion for
the 2022–23 season. Tue, Mar 14, 2023 – Mon, Apr 3, 2023

The apocalypse is returning to Downtown Las Vegas, as Apocalypse in the Desert
takes over Fremont Country Club (601 E. Fremont St.) Friday, March 24, 2023
through Saturday, March 25, 2023. Featuring more than 60 bands, including Las
Vegas' Hemlock, Fate DeStroyed, Ovtlier, Breaking In A Sequence, Semper Acerbus
and more, tickets for Apocalypse in the Desert start at $25 plus applicable fees
for general admission and are available for purchase at or is, of course, the place to read the reviews of all of the shows
that are in town so that you can be better informed as to what you should expect
from a certain production. The reviews are updated as needed to give you the
knowledge you need to spend your entertainment dollars better.

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