The Center Honors Bob Forbuss With Weeklong Celebration
The Center will honor the legacy of Robert "Bob" Forbuss with a weeklong celebration of events from January 25 to 29, 2021.
Forbuss, who died in 2012, was a native Nevadan, educator, elected official, businessman, activist, and philanthropist devoted to many causes.
The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada building bears his name, and a poignant bronze bust adorns the lobby. "Bob loved architecture, theater and the arts, and had a strong desire to make Las Vegas a better place to live," says John Waldron, CEO of The Center. "We hope to honor his passions and achievements this week."
All events will happen from noon to 1 p.m., and each event celebrates Forbuss's life and passions. Please note that COVID-19 protocols are in place at The Center, and all guests are required to wear a mask and maintain social distance.
Here is a calendar of events:
Monday, January 26
Art unveiling and exhibit – Las Vegas-based multimedia artist Jeff Renz will reveal a new rendering of The Center and host an intimate art exhibit of his mid-century inspired works in the lobby. This event celebrates Forbuss's passion for the building that bears his name.
Shakespeare in the Park – Jay Nagle and Ants In The Pants Productions will perform.
Check Presentation -- The Imperial Royal Sovereign Court of the Desert Empire will present a donation.
These events celebrate Forbuss's love of theatre and the arts.
Bento Box Giveaway – The Jolt will host a Pop-Up Luncheon. To preorder, go to K.ando Sando LV.
Surprise Menu Item Reveal – Jolt Chef Tiffany Stiles will introduce the new surprise Bob Forbuss menu item.
These events celebrate Forbuss's appreciation for business and entrepreneurship.
Supply A Teacher – The Center asks for donations of essential school supplies that will be provided to teachers. This event celebrates Forbuss's lifelong dedication to children and education.
Cake at The Center – Visitors and staff can receive a free piece of cake at The Jolt. Terrence Shaaf, owner and pastry chef at T & L Bake Shop, will donate the birthday. There will also be surprise entertainment. This event celebrates Forbuss's birthday on January 31.