If everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, does that mean that in Las Vegas everybody’s lucky? Maybe not, but Las Vegas definitely knows how to do the holiday right, with corned beef and cabbage on nearly every buffet and green beer and specialty cocktails in nearly every bar. A number of local restaurants are planning other specials. Here’s a sample:
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Imagine Dragons is currently one of the biggest bands in the world, but we knew them way back when.
The shirtless warriors of the “300” sequel “Rise of an Empire” ravaged the post-Oscars box-office weekend with a domestic debut of $45.1 million but an even bigger international haul of $87.8 million.
NBC’s “Today” show didn’t leave its mojo in Sochi and is feeling newly energized in the program’s perpetual battle with ABC’s dominant “Good Morning America.”
The mystery surrounding 17th century Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer’s use of light and how he was able to produce such photorealistic paintings has baffled art historians for centuries.
Viva Max! a benefit for critically injured Seven magazine restaurant critic Max Jacobson, is 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Tacos & Tequila at the Luxor. Tickets for the cocktail mixer and three-course dinner (with entree choices of lamb shank with mole verde, or red snapper with achiote and an herb spice rub) are $100 per person. For tickets, call 702-735-8322. …
The Electric Daisy Carnival, the world’s largest dance music event, held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway over three days in June, has officially sold out three months in advance.
How do we remember to forget?
“Why be good?” Dee Dee Penny asks, before offering her preferred alternative. “Be beautiful and sad.”
Award-winning pianist Alexander Schimpf performs Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 — for the first time in concert — with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, while David Lockington returns as guest conductor for Saturday’s concert.
Jam band stalwarts Widespread Panic return to The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel on July 2-4. Tickets start at $55 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at The Joint box office, 4455 Paradise Road, and Ticketmaster outlets.
The Marshall Tucker Band lives outside prevailing musical trends and has lived a long time. “The Intimidator” was probably still listening to “Can’t You See,” which was only a year old when Dale Earnhardt Jr. was born in 1974.