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Leslie Ventura

Web Calendar Editor

Leslie Ventura joined the Las Vegas Weekly in 2013 after graduating from UNLV with a bachelor’s in Women’s Studies. In addition to being Calendar Editor of the Weekly, she’s picked the brains of rock stars, glimpsed into the oily world of professional bodybuilding and peered into the lives of Las Vegas’ movers and shakers. She runs on coffee and all things peanut butter-flavored.

Recent Stories (view all stories)

  • Music

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Allergic to smoke, or Vegas?

  • Community

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    The DMV is at work on an appointment-based system, to be introduced later this year.

  • Music

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    The Downtown venue's closure left more than 25 scheduled concerts without homes.

  • Music

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    As the band readies for its first tour, frontman Nick Shelton remembers his former group's abrupt end.

  • Music

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    Lil Debbie, a '90s punk tribute night and the experimental pop-rock of The Lentils.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    You work hard. Why not relax hard, too? Treat yo' self!

  • A&E

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    And a Black Camaro reissue of 2005's Hang Glider.

  • Music

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    It's his most outrageous, Vegas release yet.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    And he still plays in Darby O'Gill and the Little People and Earth Rising when he's home.

  • Music

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Plus recording Sleep's Dopesmoker and the other 300 albums under his belt.

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    Roku Crudo

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    Blue crab tartare, a recent addition to the Sushi Roku menu.

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    Blue crab tartare, a recent addition to the Sushi Roku menu.

  • Dining

    Friday, March 13, 2015

    It's Heaven, in French fry form.

  • Dining

    Friday, March 13, 2015

    Aerial view of "When Irish Fries are Smiling" at Shake Shack.