Seven Days

This week in your city.

Thu 14

Raise your glass to the revolution and join in the celebration of Bastille Day, the French national holiday that commemorates the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress-prison in 1789. Comme Ça (1) will host “The Feast,” a prix fixe menu for lunch and dinner with traditional French delicacies and meals. (2-8 p.m., in the Cosmopolitan, $65 prix fixe, 698-7910.) Also celebrating Bastille Day is Marché Bacchus French Bistro & Wine Market, where the Las Vegas Skydiving Team will give a special lakeside performance. (Open for dinner at 5:30 p.m., 2620 Regatta Drive, 804-8008.)

Fri 15

You don’t have to travel to Toronto; Park City, Utah; or Cannes for a film festival experience. Now in its fourth year, the Las Vegas Film Festival (2) will be held through July 17. The festivities kick off with a red carpet at 5:30 p.m. and a screening of The Story at 7, followed by a VIP party at Benihana Village in the Hilton, and an after-party at The Bank in Bellagio. Movies will be shown at the Hilton Theater, which will also host Q&A sessions and panels with filmmakers, producers and screenwriters. (Visit for schedules and ticketing information.)

Sat 16

Put your green to good use when the Hard Rock Store teams up with Love Heals for a special trunk show July 15-17. For every piece of jewelry sold, 10 trees will be planted through Love Heals’ partnership with Greener Ethiopia, an organization that plants fruit-bearing trees in Ethiopia, providing food and work for villagers. Love Heals, a luxury jewelry line of nature-inspired necklaces, earrings and bracelets, has partnered with Vitamin Angels, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children throughout the world with vitamin supplementation. Learn more about the organizations at, and (Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m., in the Hard Rock Hotel, free.)

Sun 17

Everyone loves a weekend barbecue, and the best one in town is happening right on the Strip. Stripburger is hosting its annual Blues, Brews and BBQ event where, for $25, you can enjoy a buffet of menu favorites plus two drink specials while being entertained by local band Strung Out Sessions. You won’t have to go for broke with $5 Sierra Nevadas, $3 Double Trouble shots or $5 Harmonie Heart Breakers. (6-9 p.m., at the Fashion Show, tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door, 737-8747.)

Mon 18

Six is the luckiest number at Asian restaurants Boa Steakhouse and Sushi Roku (3) this week. Both eateries celebrate their sixth anniversary with $6 menu specials, sushi rolls and drink specials, including well drinks, house red and white wine, sake and Sapporo and Kirin beer. The restaurants started their celebrations July 10 and continue through July 21, with rotating specialty menu items and cocktails each day of the week. Today, indulge in the BOA Fusion with Montecristo 12-Year-Old Rum and a chopped salad. (Open noon-10 p.m. weekdays, noon-11 weekends, in Caesars Palace, 733-7373.)

Tue 19

Just because school’s out doesn’t mean the kids should stop learning. With the opening of Tivoli Village came Las Vegas’ first Kidville (4), a two-story mecca to help children learn, play and grow. The facility offers activity rooms, birthday-party packages, a boutique retail store, a kids salon and age-appropriate classes. Classes include: Little Maestros; Big Muscle Playtime; Run, Wiggle, Paint and Giggle; My Big Messy Art Class; and Kidville Sports. (10 a.m.-9 p.m Wed-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun, 420 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 130,

Wed 20

The famed show An Evening at La Cage returned to the Four Queens last week after a two-year hiatus, and is just as loud and proud as ever. The show, which was formerly staged at the Riviera, stars Jimmy Emerson and returns fresh-faced with song, dance and comedy numbers from female impersonators, celebrity look-alikes and tribute artists. An Evening at La Cage first came to Las Vegas in 1985 following the success of the Broadway show La Cage aux Folles, and includes impersonations of Barbra Streisand, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Dolly Parton and even Michael Jackson. (9 p.m. Wed-Sun, $33-$55,

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Armon Gilliam, one of the greatest players in UNLV basketball history, died from an apparent heart attack during a pickup basketball game outside Pittsburgh on July 5. Fans will remember him as an indomitable power forward who led the Rebels to a 37-2 record and the NCAA Final Four in 1987. But many Las Vegans have fond recollections of Gilliam off the court as well. Here are some of ours: