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. 

Tuesday 26

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.

Wednesday 27

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. 

Thursday 28

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.

Friday 29

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.