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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)

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015

    The band's live show hinges on the singer's liberating philosophy.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015

    In the past eight months, eight cyclists have died on local roadways.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015

    It's a good week for the Vegas scene.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015

    "It’s about us being four people who want to make music and do it in our own way."

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015

    We were worried about ordering tako from the sashimi menu for a while ...

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015

    How does standing in -220 degrees sound to relieve your muscle soreness and decrease inflammation?

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015

    The Drums at Sayers Club, the Jesus and Mary Chain at Brooklyn Bowl and more.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015

    If she’s as good on the decks as she is at playing a badass convict on Orange is the New Black, you won’t want to miss her DJ sets.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015

    Recognizing Real owners Austin Cogar and Connor Morris are redefining their brand and creating a scene at their North Las Vegas skate shop/recording studio.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015

    The garage rockers play Vegas a lot—so what's their tie to the city?

  • 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.