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In brief: Beauty Bar offers beauty services, Vegas gets a new venue

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Nailing it Remember when Fremont East’s self-described Salon of Beauty actually offered beauty services? It’s been more than nine years since Beauty Bar began and then quickly ended nail-polishing demonstrations, but the venue is now fully licensed with the Nevada cosmetology board and soft-opened its full manicure service (along with full bar offerings) on September 18. Beauty Bar Nails currently operates Tuesday through Thursday but aims to expand to five days. —Mike Prevatt

Outdoor sounds The Valley is getting another music venue, and no, it’s not on the Strip or Downtown. Craig Ranch Regional Park in North Las Vegas will open its amphitheater with four performances in October, starting with Yesterday: The Beatles Tribute Show Band (October 9). The 3,000-capacity venue, which features both seats and a general-admission lawn area, cost a reported $8 million, $6.5 million of which was funded by a Clark County Commission grant. —MP

Sister city? “It’s the Vegas of Northern Europe without the lights and the lap dances,” hotel owner Adam Hobbs told The Wall Street Journal in an article published last week. But without an overabundance of glowing signage and strippers, why is Danish island Ærø being compared to Las Vegas? Lax marriage laws. WSJ reports 2,400 of 2,460 weddings performed there last year were the unions of visitors. But what’s a wedding reception without the lights and lap dances? —Mark Adams

Block party Similar to 2012’s “Build a Greener Block” Downtown, a neighborhood-envisioning project, “Better Blocks Live” hits the southwest corner of Sahara and Decatur September 19 and 20 to demonstrate the area’s commercial and community potential. The realtor and local government-sponsored weekend includes a pancake breakfast, farmers’ market, dog adoptions, bicycle parade and cultural performances. Imagine the potential. For more info, see http://nevada.uli.org/event/better-blocks-live. —Kristy Totten

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