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If you haven’t yet been to Las Vegas’s very own homegrown storytelling event, The Tell, you are missing out on a particularly satisfying piece of authentic local culture. Launched by local attorney, writer, man-about-downtown — and, yes, Globe Salon guest — Dayvid Figler, and sponsored by Seven weekly, The Tell is inspired by other nationally famous storytelling events such as NYC’s The Moth and Portland’s Back Fence — both of which have invited Mr. Figler to tell stories on their stages. Locally, even the Globe Salon team has found itself on The Tell stage, with both Samantha O’Brien and James Reza sharing stories with storytelling aficionados. Think of it as a live version of This American Life.

The latest installment of The Tell is coming Thursday, October 18. Usually held at the El Cortez, this time, in advance of the Vegas Valley Book Fest, the event is being staged at downtown’s Mob Museum, in the recently restored historic federal courtroom. The theme is “I Fought The Law,” and will feature stories told live and off the cuff by longtime Review-Journal columnist John L. Smith, actor Joey Kern, Metropolitan Police Dept cop/poet Harry Fagel and more.

Tell tickets are available here, and they are going fast (Figler says, “Keep trying even if it says Sold Out; we’ll be releasing SRO tickets soon!”). Don’t say we didn’t tell you.

First Friday has arrived!

October 5th, 2012

We’ve been around long enough to remember life before First Friday (this month is the art and street festival’s 10th anniversary … and our 12th!), so you can believe us when we say it is truly amazing how this event has grown, particularly during the past year. Setup now starts the day before to accommodate the tens of thousands of people who come into downtown Las Vegas each month, and there truly is something for everyone. Las Vegas has never seen a festival this successful outside of the 1970s heyday of Helldorado, when that western festival brought almost the entire community together. If you haven’t been yet, tonight is going to be big one, so leave yourself plenty of time and wear shoes made for walking!

At the Soho Lofts building, Hoover Avenue will be buzzing with activity, including our signature B4 First Friday event, Bubbles, Braids, Buns & Blowouts (6:30-9pm), as well as the opening of an exhibit by the Vegas Vernacular Project at Amanda Harris Gallery, right next door to us. This cool project aims to photographically document all the old, (mostly) hand-painted signs around downtown before they are lost to progress. So, please, stop by Soho Lofts tonight, and join us for a street’s worth of activity!

VV Flier

First Friday Pumpkin Contest

October 3rd, 2012

The pumpkin decorating contest returns to First Friday this month, and take a look at whose 2011 pumpkin is front and center on the flyer …

Why, it’s Globe Salon’s 2011 entry, Bride of Frankenstein

Globe Salon's Bride of Frankenstein

We’re honored … and we’re prepping our 2012 entry, Rapunzel

See you Friday at Bubbles, Braids, Buns & Blowouts!



Remember the Globe Salon Charity Fashion Flings — our always fashionable, super fun, and occasionally funky social mixers for charity? Well, it’s been too long, so we’re planning another one for November 10, 2012. Please save the date. You will not want to miss it! More info coming soon to this blog, or just bookmark thefashionfling.com. We hope to see you there!

[See below for some promotional images from previous Globe Salon Fashion Flings!]