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DINING: Hatch chilies, food-truck roundup

A Hatch chili roasting is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 20 and 21) at Glazier’s Food Marketplace, 8525 W. Warm Springs Road. The chilies are grown in the Mesilla Valley north of Las Cruces, N.M., and have a short season,...

DINING: More changes downtown and across the valley

More downtown restaurant news: Sidebar, which is adjacent to Triple George at 201 N. Third St., is slated to become Mob Bar on Dec. 5, the anniversary of Repeal Day — the day the 18th amendment was repealed. Just a pistol-shot from the planned Las...

DINING: Free food for Daves — and lots more

Is your name Dave? Or David or Davy? If so, you can eat free Sunday (Aug. 14) at Famous Dave’s, which has five locations across the valley. Anyone who has valid ID proving that his (or her) first name is Dave, David or Davy can get a free entree...

DINING: Opportunity Village fundraiser, and more

“O Viva Friday,” a wine tasting and art walk for the benefit of Opportunity Village, is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday (Aug. 5) on the garden deck of Cafe Nikki at the Tropicana, 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at...

MUSIC: New hard rock festival coming to Vegas

On the high heels of the iHeartRadio Music Festival coming to the MGM Grand Garden arena on Sept. 23-24, another big music event has been announced: the literally titled 48 Hour Festival. Set to take place at the Luxor festival grounds on Oct. 15-16...

DINING: Lasagna Day, food trucks and more

In honor of National Lasagna Day July 28, Buca di Beppo is offering a free lunch-sized portion of its nine-layer lasagna to anyone who purchases a large pasta or entree that day. The restaurants also are featuring summer lobster specials. Local...

DINING: Classes, cheap hot dogs and more

A French cooking class is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday (July 16) at Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Students will learn to prepare ahi tuna tartare with avocado, grilled chicken paillard with summer salad and...

DINING: A meal honoring Oscar

Former Las Vegas Mayor Ron Lurie, for whom Ron’s Steakhouse at Arizona Charlie’s (740 S. Decatur Blvd.) is named, is honoring retiring Mayor Oscar Goodman with a special entree, Chicken Oscar (chicken breast with white asparagus, crabmeat and...

DINING: Wine, wine, wine — for libraries

Plenty of people seem to think they should be able to whine all they want. Here, though, is an opportunity to Wine All You Want, and do good at the same time. It's a benefit from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday (June 30) at Presidio at The District at Green...

DINING: Next Project Dinner Table and lots more

The next Project Dinner Table event will begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m. June 25 at the Nevada Cooperative Extension orchard in North Las Vegas. The chefs will be Mario Batali’s team from B&B Ristorante and Otto Pizzeria at...

THEATER: Adult play attracts mom/teenagers

In my Wednesday review of Ragtag Entertainment's "Dog Sees God" at the Onyx, I suggested it would be of value for parents to see this very adult show, which plays through Saturday, with their teenagers. One of the play's themes has to do with school...

MUSIC: The Deftones smoke The Joint

The dude bounced about the stage like he was coated in rubber. Chino Moreno literally threw himself into his band’s tunes, limbs flailing, as if they were a series of bullies to be bested with sheer physical might. The Deftones frontman looked like...

DINING: StrEATS this weekend, and more

The Vegas StrEATS food-truck festival will return to the El Cortez, 600 Fremont St., from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday (June 11). Slidin’ Thru, Fukuburger, LBS Patty Wagon, Snow Ono, Muncheeze, Top Notch BBQ, Lulu’s On the Move, Grouchy John’s and...

Doom in June crushes the Cheyenne Saloon

“It’s time to Sab out on y’all,” said the Yeti-sized longhair covered in more ink than the Sunday New York Times. The dude is question was John Fitterer, frontman for L.A. metallers Crowned in Fire, and the "Sab" he was referring to was Black...