Anti-Defamation League will honor Cirque du Soleil Oct. 28

Photo courtesy of Cirque du Soleil


Tickets are now available for the Anti-Defamation League’s American Heritage Dinner, which will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Aria Resort and Casino – located at 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South inside City Center.

Photo courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

Tickets for the event are $300 per person or $2,500 for a table of 10. All proceeds from the event go to the organization’s programming to fight hate, prejudice and bigotry in Southern Nevada.

Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 18. Sponsorship opportunities are available and range from $5,000 to $25,000. For additional information on those opportunities, call 702-862-8600.

Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté and Cirque du Soleil will be honored at the event for humanitarian and environmental work completed by company technicians, administrative personnel and performers on all five continents where Cirque du Soleil shows are produced. The Anti-Defamation League also chose Cirque du Soleil and Laliberté for the honor because the company’s community and business activities bring together people of all races, religions and ethnic origins.

The Anti-Defamation League’s American Heritage Dinner was established to recognize those who personify the noblest ideals and traditions of the Anti-Defamation League.

The Anti-Defamation League is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1913. It is the world’s leading organization fighting hate, prejudice, and bigotry. The organization’s mission is to protect human rights, be a voice for immigration and to teach the youth through its No Place for Hate and World of Difference programs support its belief that hatred and intolerance are learned and, with education, can be erased.

Cirque du Soleil was formed in 1984 by Laliberté and has since grown to entertain more than 100 million spectators in close to 300 cities on five continents. The company has held residence on the Las Vegas Strip for more than a decade with shows such as “Viva ELVIS” at ARIA Resort and Casino; “Mystère” at Treasure Island; “O” at Bellagio; “Zumanity” at New York New York; “Ka” at MGM Grand; “The Beatles LOVE” at the Mirage and “CRISS ANGEL Believe” at Luxor.

To find out more about the Anti-Defamation League or the 2010 American Heritage Dinner, call 702-862-8600 or visit