Geoff Carter

Geoff Carter

Arts & Entertainment Editor


Geoff Carter has been writing about Las Vegas' arts, culture and politics since 1994. His byline has appeared locally in the Las Vegas Sun, Las Vegas Life magazine and Vegas.com, and elsewhere in Time Out, Entrepreneur, MSN, Kirkus Reviews and the Seattle Times. He is the founding editor of DTLV.com, an award-winning blog that covers Las Vegas' revitalized city core.

About Town


First Friday Returns to Its Nonprofit Roots

Back in summer 2002, I heard the phrase “First Friday” for the first time. My friend Julie Brewer, former proprietor of groundbreaking Downtown café Enigma, told me that her friends Cindy Funkhouser and Naomi Arin were starting up a limited liability company, Whirligig, to stage a monthly gallery crawl between the gallery at Funkhouser’s Funk House antiques shop and Wes Isbutt’s Arts Factory complex. Read More



Last Call For the Hard Rock’s Iconic Center Bar

Was it something we said? Last year, we submitted the Hard Rock Hotel’s Center Bar—a fixture of the resort since the day it opened in 1995—for consideration in Vegas Seven’s Bar Hall of Fame. Of its nomination, we wrote, “We’re shocked that three years into this project, the Center Bar is still among this list of nominees.” You agreed, voting it into the Hall under the “Pioneers” category, where it received 33 percent of the vote. Read More