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are great tools. We do not advertise for private events but have done pretty well so far.” The Smith Center offers many choices: The Reynolds Hall Grand Lobby, the stage (accommodates 300 people), the upper lobby on the balcony level, the Mezzanine Lounge, the Founders Room, Cabaret Jazz with its balcony (seats 244), the 3,000-square-foot Troesh Studio Theater, the Courtyard, even Symphony Park itself. Their caterers are Culinary Arts Catering, Four Seasons, and Wolfgang Puck. They’ve served an eclectic clientele, ranging from the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy to the YMCA. Several Jewish organizations have been clients — American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Hadassah of Southern Nevada, Jewish Federation (Israel Philharmonic), Nathan Adelson Hospice and Zion’s Youth Orchestra and Choir. And that doesn’t enumerate the Center’s many business and corporate clients. Pava acknowledges, however, that only 24 wedding-related events have been held in two years. “Saturdays and Sundays are really not available because there are usually matinees as well as evening performances. Everything is timed to accommodate shows.” For The Smith Center information: Pilar Pava, associate director of events and sales, 702-749-2316. Online inquiries to http://www. are encouraged. Frank Gehry’s world-famous, convoluted design of the Keep Memory Alive Event Center at the Cleveland Clinic-Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health sets it apart from all other venues. “When Cleveland Clinic-Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health was built,” says Director of Special Events David Watts, “the Keep Memory Alive Event Center was constructed specifically as a venue for events that would help fund the clinic’s activities — clinical testing, research, patient treatment, caregiver and professional education, a wide variety of programs and services. Consequently, we host as many events as possible. We’ve been the site of everything from weddings to the launch of a new-model car. Besides the KMA Center building, we also have a lovely garden area. The opportunity to support the RUVO Center and to see the results made possible by the money their event raises attracts clients. What we do here can change peoples’ lives … not just locally but globally.” Watts says “People come to us looking for an off-Strip, out-of– the-ballroom experience, something different. We offer world-class dining options and amazing beverages. We work with four caterers — Gustav Mauler, Four Seasons, Wolfgang Puck and Cut and Taste. Everything is high end … custom china, linens. In fact, for Kosher events, we use a special set of Gehry-designed china. A focal point is the $3-million artwork, Cervello Spazio Cosmico, by James Rosenquist (2010), that was commissioned by Steve Wynn for KMA.” KMA pursues a wide marketing effort. It has a new website and is reaching out to the “bridal community.” Watts says: “We’re also involved in social media and work with various organizations in town and event producers. Groups in town, as well as those holding meetings or conventions in Las Vegas, are going to spend money. They like to spend money that also helps a good cause.” For KMA Event Center information:; David Watts, director of special events, email eventcenter@; phone, 702-263-9797. Three Square’s colorful headquarters building was designed gratis by acclaimed Las Vegas-based architect Brad Friedmutter and his Friedmutter Group (Red Rock Casino, The Cosmopolitan,

In Celebration of


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