Las Vegas Happenings 5/17-5/23
Concerts, Shows & Headliners
Tim Allen will be performing at The Venetian 5/17-18 at 10pm. $66-$176
Jesse & Joy will be performing at House of Blues 5/23 at 7pm. $28-$38
Lifehouse will be performing at Mandalay Beach 5/17 at 9pm. $40
Robert Cray Band will be performing at The Orleans 5/18-19 at 8pm. $33-$55
Little River Band will be performing at Santa Fe Station 5/18 at 8pm. $29-$56
Bill Burr will be performing at The Mirage 5/17-18 at 10pm. $40
Lisa Hilton: American Impressions & More at The Smith Center 5/17-18 at 7pm. $35-$45
Olympia Dukakis in ROSE: a Concert Reading at The Smith Center 5/21 at 7:30pm. $26-$79
Frankie Avalon will be performing at the South Point 5/17-19 at 7:30pm. $40-$50
JJAMZ will be performing at The Cosmopolitan 5/23 at 8pm. $15
Billy Elliot The Musical at The Smith Center 5/17-19 at 7:30pm; 5/18-19 at 2pm. $24-$129
Blues Traveler will be performing at the Henderson Pavilion 5/17 at 8pm. $15
2013 Billboard Music Awards will take place at the MGM Grand 5/19 at 5pm. $75-$250
Tiger Jam with Kid Rock & Uncle Kracker at Mandalay Bay 5/18 at 8:30pm. $61-$135
The Voices will be performing at the South Point 5/20 at 7:30pm. $35-$45
Finch w/ Last Call, & more at Hard Rock Café on the Strip 5/18 at 7pm. $24-$27
Maggie Rose will be performing at the Silverton Pool 5/18 at 7pm. $15-$20
Theory of a Deadman will perform at Fremont Street Experience 5/19 at 9pm. Free
Jazz on the Lake at Lake Las Vegas: Lady J Huston & the Fireballs 5/18 at 7pm. Free
On Sale This Week
Alice in Chains- Palms 10/26 $70-$150
Backstreet Boys w/ Jesse McCartney & DJ Pauly D- Mandalay Bay 9/7 $40-$80
Ne-Yo- Cosmopolitan 6/28 $55
Joe Rogan- The Joint 7/5 $35-$45
Activities & Events
Celebrate Hawaiian & Pacific Islander culture at the inaugural Springs Preserve Ohana Festival on Saturday, 5/18, from 10am-4pm. Features performances by local hula halau, beginner hula lessons, lei making, crafts & games for kids, great food, & a concert by The Kalama Brothers. $5 adults; $3 children 5-12 yrs.
The 9th Annual Runnin’ for the House 5K Run/1 Mile Walk, benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas, will take place on Saturday, 5/18, starting at 7am. The race starts & finishes at the house. Ronald McDonald himself will do a pre-race warm-up at 6:45am. Registration is $25-$40. 2323 Potosi St.
The Matt Snodgrass Foundation Golf Classic & Wine Tasting will take place at Angel Park Golf Club on 5/17. Shotgun at noon on the Palm Course. The wine tasting will follow from 5-8pm including hors d’oeuvres, a jazz band, silent auction, & raffle prizes. Golf & Wine Tasting $150; Wine Tasting only $65.
Clark County Children’s Choir presents “If I Could Write a Song…” at UNLV’s Artemus Ham Hall on Saturday, 5/18, at 7pm. The 2013 Spring Festival Concert is free & open to the public. Enjoy a pre-show at 6:45pm.
Helldorado Days recaptures the spirit of the Wild West with a fun four-day festival filled with outdoor community events in downtown Las Vegas from 5/17-19. Features a professional rodeo, a carnival, a parade & much more. There’s fun & excitement for all–from youngsters to old timers. Admission $3; rodeo tickets $8-$15.
Lights of Compassion Weekend will feature two events to benefit the American Humane Assn. An Afternoon Tea & Fashion Show at Bellagio stars Frankie Moreno & Lisa Vanderpump on Friday, 5/17, at 2pm. ($150 p/p) A Great Gatsby Gala at a grand Anthem estate follows on Saturday, 5/18, at 6:30pm. ($350 p/p) 866-242-1877
Super Summer Theatre opens its 38th season with two performances of “Broadway Meets Hollywood” at Spring Mountain Ranch on Friday & Saturday, 5/17-18, at 7:30pm. “Broadway Meets Hollywood” features hits from some of Super Summer Theatre’s most loved shows. Tickets are $8 in advance; $12 at the gate.
The 2013 R-16 North America World B-Boy Masters Championship will take place at Hard Rock Café on the Strip on Sunday, 5/19, from 2-9pm. The Winning B-boy Crew will win a paid trip to Seoul, S. Korea to represent the USA at the 2013 R-16 World Championship Finals on July 12-14. Admission is $22.
Tivoli Village presents “Tivoli Days,” a community celebration with events & activities from May 19-25. Festivities include Pride in Your Ride Car Show, Dine for Charity benefiting Junior Achievement, Las Vegas Fur Ball, Hot Hawaiian Night, Salsa Under the Stars, Celebrating Seniors Citizens, & Karaoke with Kabuki.
The LV Academy Jazz Combo featuring the Jeff Hamilton Trio will perform at Clark County’s Jazz in the Park concert on Saturday, 5/18 at 7pm. The concert will take place at the Clark Co. Govt. Center Amphitheatre. Picnics, blankets, & low-back chairs welcome. Food & drinks will be available for purchase. Free admission.
Las Vegas Little Theatre presents the Tony-nominated, Broadway hit “Good People” on the Mainstage through 5/19. The haves and the have-nots come face-to-face and go toe-to-toe in this comedy-drama by David Lindsay-Abaire. Performances Thurs-Fri at 8pm; Sat at 2pm. Tickets are $21-$24.
The Mob Museum will celebrate Oscar Goodman’s newly released autobiography, Being Oscar, with a party on Thursday, 5/23, from 6:30-9pm. Guests will receive a complimentary cocktail & a signature “Being Oscar” face fan. Also includes live entertainment & a free photo opportunity with Goodman. Tickets are $10.
Islands of the Pacific Cultural Fest will take place at The Cannery Casino/Hotel on 5/18-19. Features cultural performances, specialty food & retail vendors, plus a concert by Society of Seven on Saturday at 8pm. Hours: Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 10am-6pm. GA $7 adults; $5 children (5-10 yrs.) & seniors; Concert $15
Christopher Lash, along with 30 performers from the Las Vegas, Broadway, & production show community will perform a benefit show for Nevada Conservatory Theatre on Saturday & Sunday, 5/18-19 at 2pm. “Putting on a Show!” will take place at Judy Bayley Theatre & will also include a silent auction. Tickets are $10-$20.
Spike & Mike’s Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation will be held at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel on Thursday, 5/23, at 11:30pm. The long-running annual series of animated shorts has showcased the makers of South Park, Beavis & Butthead, and other notables. Ages 18 & over. Tickets are $15.
The 2013 Car Stars Las Vegas – Knight Rider Festival will be held at the Fremont Street Experience on Friday & Saturday, 5/17-18. Dubbed the “World’s Greatest Celebration of Movie-TV Cars,” the free event features cars & stars from Knight Rider, Dukes of Hazzard, Smokey & the Bandit, & more.
The American Cheer Power Best in West Mini Nationals and Nation’s Best Individual Competition is returning to the South Point on Saturday, 5/18. Competition begins at 7:30am. Over 75 Cheer and Dance Teams will compete for letterman jackets, rings, & cash prizes. Spectator admission is $20 at the door.
Tom Stevens and Tony Lewis will perform as Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis in “A Martin & Lewis Tribute” at Sun City Summerlin’s Starbright Theatre on Wednesday, 5/22, at 7pm. Tickets are on sale at Desert Vista, Mountain Shadows, & Pinnacle community centers. $15 Sun City residents; $20 non-residents.
The Silverton will host a Summer Zumba-Thon to benefit Three Square Food Bank at Sway Pool on Friday, 5/17, at 6:30pm. The fun, two-hour Zumba class will be taught some of the city’s top instructors. Thanks to the pool, it will also include Aqua Zumba. Cost is $5, plus five canned food items. Ages 21+
Up and coming pop sensation After Romeo, featuring Las Vegas natives Drew Ryan Scott & Jayk Purdy, as well as Devin Fox, TC Carter, & Blake English, will perform a free show at Galleria at Sunset Mall on Saturday, 5/18, at 1pm. After Romeo’s main goal is to be a positive influence on the world’s youth.
The Nevada High School Musical Theater Awards will take place at The Smith Center on Monday, 5/20, at 7pm. Nominees for Best Lead Actor & Actress will perform in front of a panel of judges for the chance to represent Nevada in the National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City. $10-$20
Sin City Opera presents “Night of 1000 Lucias” at the Onyx Theater on Friday & Saturday, 5/17-18, at 8pm. A stroll through the park unfolds a brief tale of love, desperation, & regret. This fresh, original story breathes new life into music from Donizetti, Puccini, Wagner, Gershwin, & Weil. Tickets are $15.
The City of Henderson’s “Discover Our Trails Scavenger Hunt” turns Henderson’s award-winning trails into a mystery board game on wheels. Download the clues, map, & list of rules to participate in the citywide bicycling scavenger hunt. Now through 5/31, crack the clues for a chance to win prizes. Free to participate.
The Las Vegas Bird Club presents their Exotic Bird Expo at the Henderson Convention Center on Sunday, 5/19, from 9am-4pm. Vendors will display cages, toys, bird food, & other bird products, all available for purchase. Enjoy entertainment, family fun, raffles, & more. Admission is $5; children under 10 yrs. Free.
Eats, Drinks & Good Times
Join Project Dinner Table at Tivoli Village on Saturday, 5/18, at 6pm for a Neighborhood of Flavor featuring Chefs Bradley Ogden, Sam Marvin, & Alicia Stewart. Each event is held at a unique & adventurous location & celebrates community, phenomenal chefs, local growers, and philanthropy. Tickets are $190 p/p.
The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair returns to The Palazzo on Thursday, 5/23. The palate pleasing event will be held poolside from 7-10pm. Guests will savor samplings of cuisine and cocktails from prestigious restaurants and beverage purveyors in this tantalizing evening of culinary splendor. Tickets are $105-$190.
Chef Brian Howard of Comme Ça in The Cosmopolitan will prepare quick & healthy dishes for Whole Foods Market’s Cooking for a Cause event at the Town Square location on Thursday, 5/23 starting at 6pm. RSVP at LasVegasEvents@WholeFoods.com. Cost is a $5 donation to benefit Food Not Bombs.
“Small Plates, Big Pours” returns to Fleming’s through 6/30. Match any of their seven Small Plates with an oversized wine pour for $24.95. Select New Zealand Petite Lamb Chops, Fleming’s Lobster Tempura, Colossal Shrimp Skewers, New Bedford Scallops, Sliced Filet Mignon, Braised Short Ribs, or Ahi Tuna.
Rock ‘n Roll Wine’s 9th annual Reggae Pool Party will take place at the Palms on Saturday, 5/18, from 7-11pm. Features more than 120 wines to sample from over 40 wineries, plus treats from Ethel M Chocolates and Gigi’s Cupcakes. Live entertainment by Natty Vibes & Headshine. Tickets are $35 in advance; $40 at the door.
Cantina Laredo in Tivoli Village has partnered with Chamucos Tequila for a spectacular food & drink culinary journey set for Wednesday, 5/22. Cocktail service starts at 6:30pm. The four-course dinner & tequila pairings will begin at 7pm. Reservations are being accepted through 5/20 at (702) 202-4511. $49.99 p/p
The Grotto in the Golden Nugget will host a Cosentino Wine Dinner on Friday, 5/24, at 5:30pm. Menu highlights of the five-course dinner include Salmon Mousse Stuffed Prawn, Seared Halibut with Wild Mushroom Hash, and Ground Mustard Rubbed Lamb Rack. Cost is $100 p/p. For reservations, call (702) 386-8341.
Whether you’re seeing the Blue Man Group at their 7pm show on weeknights, or choosing between their 7pm or 9:30pm shows on Fridays & Saturdays, Andre’s is offering a Dinner & Blue Man Group Show Package for serious savings. Get a three-course prix fixe dinner & a premium seat ticket for just $179 p/p.
Hennessey’s in downtown Las Vegas invites you to enjoy Hennessey’s Supper Club with Iron Gate Winery on Wednesday, 5/22, at 7pm. The five-course dinner features dishes including Vichyssoise with Pear Salsa, Crab Stuffed Portabella Mushroom, & Pistachio Crusted Lamb Lollies. (702) 382-4421 $34.95 p/p
Chef Vincent Pouessel of Aureole in Mandalay Bay presents his new Show Time Menu, priced at $68, including a specialty cocktail. Offered nightly, this three-course prix fixe menu is a great precursor to the new Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson show or for the next time you’re dining out on the Strip.
Throughout the month of May, guests at Joe’s Stone Crab can help put a smile on the faces of children around the world. In honor of National Smile Month, Joe’s invites you to Pie It Forward and order up a slice of their seasonal Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. For every slice sold, $1 will benefit Operation Smile.
Got a case of the Mondays? You won’t dread Mondays this month as The Palms is offering all of their USDA Prime SteakBurgers for $8.37 during lunch every Monday in May (and Tuesday, 5/28, too) in honor of National Hamburger Month. Get your printable certificate. Add a side of Seasoned Hand Cut Fries for just $1.95.
Deals & Steals
The Las Vegas Car Museum in The Palazzo is fun for the whole family. If you’re looking to bring the entire gang along for the ride, try this access pass. Admission for four is just $10. Regular price is $29.95. Buy tickets here.
Celebrate Craft Beer Week through 5/19 at participating Red Robin locations. Save $1 off bottled craft beers. Dine in only.
Receive $2 pints off the Pint-of-the-Day at Big Dog’s during Craft Beer Week, through 5/19. Friday- 38 Special; Saturday- Tailwagger Wheat; Sunday- Rail Dog California Lager. Also, get $3 off all growler fill-ups.
Celebrate your favorite Grad with a Gift Card from Applebee’s. For a limited time, receive a $10 Bonus Card when you purchase a Gift Card of $50 or more. Offer available online and at participating locations.
The M Resort will host an out-of-this-world Alien Abduction Night Swim at DayDream on Friday, 5/17, from 8pm-2am. Open vodka bar for ladies from 8-9pm. The first 50 earthlings will receive a free Alien Tequila Souvenir Bottle.
Las Vegas locals receive a 30% discount on tickets to Blue Man Group at the Monte Carlo. Visit the Blue Man Group box office or call (702) 730-7010 & mention “Locals.” Offer valid through 8/31.
Celebrate Craft Beer Week at Gordon Biersch through 5/19 with daily specials. Friday- GB Beer Samplers $5.75 all day; Saturday- $5 Garlic Fries all day; Sunday- GB 21 oz. Craft Beers $4 all day.
Play 18 holes of golf at Wildhorse Golf Club for just $30. Regular price $79. Includes cart rental. Bring a friend and pay just $56 for the two of you. Make it a foursome for only $100. 2100 W. Warm Springs Rd. Buy it here.
Get half-priced tickets to see “Good People” at Las Vegas Little Theatre on Friday, 5/17. Tickets are just $12 when you sign up for a free Goldstar membership. Buy tickets here.
Buy One, Get One FREE Fajitas at Mi Casa Grill Cantina from 4-9pm every Wednesday & Thursday in May with your Silverton Rewards Card.
Winder Farms is partnering with Three Square Food Bank on their Friends of the Farm program. Sign up for Winder Farms Grocery Home Delivery and they will donate $25 to Three Square, plus you’ll receive $25 in Winder Farms credit. When signing-up, enter Promo Code: TSFB13. 1-800-WINDER1
Locals receive ½ price admission to The Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas. Purchase tickets online or at The Mob Museum Box Office. Must show valid NV ID at Will Call to pick up tickets. 300 Stewart Ave.
Enjoy a FREE Spring Cocktail Walk in The Village Lake Las Vegas on Saturday, 5/18, from 6-9pm. Pick up your cocktail walk score card at Club MonteLago. Then, take a delightful journey tasting 2 oz. pours of spring cocktails hand crafted for you. Taste at least two cocktails and be entered to win a Lake Las Vegas stay-cation!
Nevada locals and active military personnel receive 30% off admission to Eli Roth’s Goretorium. Purchase tickets at The Goretorium box office. Tickets are just $20 with valid NV or military ID. (702) 263-4569
There’s no show in Las Vegas quite like Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding at Bally’s. Join Tony n’ Tina as you attend their wedding ceremony and wedding reception, complete with an Italian dinner, wedding cake, and all the great moments of an actual fun wedding. Save $25 on GA seating to the dinner & show.
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