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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)

  • Comedy

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    The musical comedy duo's IFC show was recently cancelled. Maybe their crass brand of ukulele-comedy is just better suited for the stage?

  • Music

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    Unabashedly wordy and awkwardly charming, the Australian's debut LP is a candid hit.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    Also, recent visitation numbers show gaming is down. Better luck next year?

  • Music

    Friday, March 20, 2015

    Also, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Wu Tang's Ghostface Killah and Raekwon.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    After five years at the Beat, the weekly event says farewell to its longtime home.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    “I think we’re just cut from the same cloth.”

  • Music

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    "I [just] find horror movies fascinating enough to the point that I want to write about them.”

  • A&E

    Friday, March 13, 2015

    From Irish pubs to block parties and dinners with Emerald Isle fare, here's where to get your green on this St. Patrick's Day.

  • Dining

    Friday, March 13, 2015

    Get these bad boys before they're gone!

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 12, 2015

    Taxidermy, sex toys, a recording studio, galleries and (soon) a marijuana dispensary—it's all under one roof.

  • 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.

  • Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

  • Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

  • Monday, Feb. 16, 2015