The Shade Tree Offers Women the Ultimate “Girls Night Out” with Fabulous Soiree May 5

FANTASY headliner Lorena Peril
The Shade Tree
will celebrate its Ninth Annual Friends of the Shade Tree “Girls Night Out” on Thursday, May 5, at Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (Pictured above: FANTASY headliner, Lorena Peril).  

Beginning at 6 p.m., the event will be emceed by FOX 5 news anchor, Jason Feinberg.

Proceeds for the event will benefit The Shade Tree, a local organization that provides safe refuge to physically abused and homeless women, children and their pets.

Guests of the event will be entertained with live performances by FANTASY headliner, Lorena Peril, as well as one of Las Vegas’ most well-known acts, Zowie Bowie.

The event will also feature a silent and live auction. This year’s auctioneer will be Christian Kolberg, one of the country’s most prominent auctioneers. Some of the special items to be auctioned off at the event will include:

  • Two tickets to the season finale of Dancing with the Stars including a backstage meet-and-greet with the stars
  • A private tennis lesson with retired professional tennis player Steffi Graf
  • A weekend package to New York City at Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC Hotel and tickets to the Marchesa Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week
  • Salon services at celebrity hair colorist Michael Boychuck’s AMP Salon
  • A children’s birthday party at Sugar Factory American Brasserie
  • A dinner party for 10 with wine pairing personally hosted by Julian Serrano
  • Premium designer handbags

“The Shadetini” will be the event’s signature cocktail, compliments of Larry Ruvo of Southern Wine & Spirits.

Individual tickets for Girls Night Out will be $100 for advance purchase and $125 at the door. Tables are available and are priced at $250 per person with seating for groups of 6, 8, 10 and 12 guests. Table purchases by Tuesday, April 1, will be an additional 20 percent off. Tickets can be purchased online at

To make donations for the event auction, please contact Dana Sporn at 702.336.4347. For more information regarding the event, please visit

About The Shade Tree

The mission of The Shade Tree is to provide safe shelter to homeless and abused women and children in crisis and to offer life-changing services promoting stability, dignity and self-reliance.

Since 1990, The Shade Tree has served homeless and abused women and children, victims of domestic violence, victims of elder abuse, victims of street crimes, female veteran, homeless youth and the physically disabled. Using programs offered by The Shade Tree, women can rebuild their lives. They can find employment, secure permanent housing and become a productive member of the community.

The shelter provides immediate safety from the harshness of the streets, street crime and domestic violence. Each person is provided accommodations that ensure the dignity and respect of everyone utilizing the shade The Shade Tree services.

The Shade Tree is the only 24-hour accessible shelter designed specifically to meet the needs of women, children and their pets in Southern Nevada. With 364 permanent beds and 50 temporary beds, The Shade Tree is the largest shelter of its kind in the state. The Shade Tree provides some 80,000 nights of shelter each year. On average, 33% of our clients are children under the age of 18. Senior citizens represent the fastest growing segment of our population.

The Shade Tree is a 501©3 non-profit organization. This means that most donations are tax deductible. We are a local ‘grass roots’ agency with no national affiliation or support.

All services are provided completely free of charge, regardless of the length of stay. This removes any barrier that might prevent a woman from accessing necessary services for herself and her children.