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Fremont East Entertainment District launches Wednesdays Downtown

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Fremont East Entertainment District launches Wednesdays Downtown

CREATED Apr 30, 2014

Wednesdays Downtown will introduce a new reason for locals to sip, savor and socialize with its debut in the Fremont East Entertainment District on May 7.

The weekly event will bring local businesses together to transform the area into a festive block party featuring a Food Truck Village, Painters Lounge, the "World’s Greatest Happy Hour" and more from 6 p.m. to midnight.

The inaugural spring series will be held every Wednesday through May 28.

Produced by Relish, Wednesdays Downtown will occupy the streets at Las Vegas Boulevard and 6th Street, which will be closed for the night.

The Food Truck Village will be located directly west of Park on Fremont. Each week the village will feature a celebrity chef food truck. Chef Nina Manchev of Forte European Tapas Bar and Bistro will headline on May 7.

At 9 p.m. spectators will enjoy a bit of dirty fun during the Downtown Dirty Bar Fight hosted by the Modern Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim. Bartenders will compete by creating delicious beverages from minimal ingredients under the gun.

The "World's Greatest Happy Hour" will be a culmination of happy hour offers at Fremont East restaurants and bars. Each bar will offer ambitious drink specials and entertainment, including live performances and DJs.

The Painters Lounge, located at Fremont Street and 6th Street, will be a guided painting class for participants of all skill levels. The class will inspire creativity and all aspiring artists will go home with a unique masterpiece. The class, priced at $30 per person, will have two sessions, 7 to 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 to 11 p.m. Reservations can be made online or by calling 702-527-4166.

Also at the heart of the creative haven will be a large interactive projection screen that will serve as a photo booth for friends to capture the moment together, or, if preferred, solo in a wall-sized selfie.