Things to do in Paradise/Downtown May 8-14

In Your Neighborhood

Vaisakhi Mela, an Indian food, entertainment and cultural festival, is scheduled from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Admission is free. Visit vegasdesi.com or call 807-1737.

The Las Vegas Philharmonic is scheduled to conclude its season with Beethoven’s “Consecration of the House,” Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” and Respighi’s “The Pines of Rome” at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Doors are set to open at 6:30 p.m. A pre-concert conversation is scheduled at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $38, $53 and $78. Visit lvphil.com or call 749-2000.

LV ARTreach plans to host a community performance night at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Works from children 8 to 18 and their mentors are set to be on display. The event is free, and art is set to be auctioned off, with proceeds going toward LV ARTreach. Call 885-8650 or visit lvartreach.com.

The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., plans to host a Mother’s Day dinner and dance at 6 p.m. Saturday, with music from the Walt Boenig Little Big Band. Tickets are $20. Call 229-6383 or visit artslasvegas.org.

The Huntridge Neighborhood Association plans to host ‘Hood Hounds of Huntridge from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Huntridge Circle Park at the intersection of North Maryland Parkway and Franklin Avenue. Attendees are invited to bring their dogs to be entered in contests for prizes, such as cutest costume, most energetic dog and more. Donations for the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will be accepted. Call 277-4566 or visit huntridgehood.blogspot.com.

A McNeil Neighborhood Dog Parade is scheduled at 5 p.m. Saturday starting at 3008 Mason Ave. Costumes for critters are encouraged. The parade is set to march from Campbell to Cahlan drives along Mason, Burton, Bryant, Colanthe and Gilmary avenues. Stops along the way will be made for canine, kid and grownup treats. Contact hacketmorgan@gmail.com, or search for the McNeil Neighborhood’s group page on Facebook.

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society plans to end its 49th season with a performance of John Rutter’s “Mass of the Children” at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The Mother’s Day concert is set to feature the 60-voice musical arts chorus, a 30-piece musical arts orchestra and a 60-member Greenspun Junior High School chorus. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors, military personnel and disabled persons and $7 for students with a valid ID. Call 895-2787 or visit pac.unlv.edu.

Table 8 Productions plans to present “Turn in Your Hymnal” from Friday through May 26 at the Box Office Theatre, 1129 S. Casino Center Blvd. The comedic play, which shows a clash of religions, is set for 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15. Call 423-6366 or visit showtix4u.com.

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Beverage Club plans to host its Rock and Brew event from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road. The event is set to feature more than 100 beers to taste, live music and food for purchase. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Call (714)-721-2670 or visit brewunlv.com.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Hope Gala … The Art of the Cure is planned for 6 p.m. Friday at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The gala is set to feature a cocktail reception, a dinner, silent and live auctions, and live entertainment featuring singer Clint Holmes. Tickets are $350. Visit jdrflv.org or call 732-4795.

A preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest is scheduled from 8 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday on the Third Street Stage at the Fremont Street Experience. Each night’s events are set to begin with a parade of Elvi. VIP seating in front of the stage is $20. Visit vegasexperience.com or call 369-5111.

Come see the new Miss Atomic Bomb and celebrate 65 years of the Las Vegas News Bureau at a Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Power Luncheon scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road. Tickets are $50 for chamber members and $65 for nonmembers in advance or $70 at the door. Onsite registration is set to begin at 11:30 a.m. Visit lvchamber.com or call 641-5822.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., has a full slate of shows planned. Las Vegas singer Mary Wilson plans to perform “Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project” Friday and Saturday. Alan Safier plans to portray George Burns in “Say Goodnight Gracie” Friday and Saturday. Lily Tomlin is scheduled to perform Sunday. PSY by Seven Fingers is scheduled May 15-16. The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas is set for May 16. Jane Monheit is scheduled May 18-19. Buddy Guy with Quinn Sullivan is scheduled May 19. The Jewish Repertory Theatre is set to present “The Diary of Anne Frank” May 20. The musical “Mary Poppins” is scheduled May 22-27. Barbara Cook is set to sing May 24-27. The Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater plans a five-year anniversary concert May 29. “Desperate Housewives” actress Emily Bergl plans to perform her cabaret show “Kidding on the Square” June 8-9. Call 982-7805 or visit thesmithcenter.com.

Idina Menzel is scheduled to perform June 10.

RagTag Entertainment plans to sponsor a fundraiser for The Monkey Gym at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Knudsen Middle School, 2400 Atlantic St. The evening features performances and a silent auction. Tickets are $8. Call the Monkey Gym at 285-1120.

The Knights of Columbus plan an all-ages Saturday Night Stomp swing dance party the second Saturday of most months at 911 E. Ogden Ave. Lessons are scheduled at 7 p.m. and social dancing is set to run from 8 p.m. to midnight. The dress code prohibits jeans. Upcoming themes include: Prom, Saturday; Superhero, June 9; Seven Seas, July 14; 1920s, Aug. 18; 1950s, Sept. 8; Masquarade, Oct. 13; USO, Nov. 10; Holiday, Dec. 8. Admission is $5, cash only. Visit saturdaynightstomp.com.

The Insurgo Theater and Chaos Theatre Company plan to present “Reefer Madness: The Musical” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Plaza, 1 S. Main St. Tickets are $29.99 for general admission and $19.99 for locals. Call 772-3897 or visit insurgotheater.org.

Insurgo Theater Movement is set to present “Cannibal The Musical” at 10 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays at the Plaza, 1 S. Main St. Tickets are $29.99 or $19.99 for adults. Splash zone seating is available for an additional $5. Visit insurgotheater.org or call 772-3897.

Worth a Drive

The sixth Country in the Park outdoor concert and festival is scheduled from 2 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Exploration Peak Park, 9700 S. Buffalo Drive. Presented by the Mountain’s Edge master-planned community and Vegas Country 95.5 KWNR, the free event is set to feature singer/songwriter Phil Vassar, Jana Kramer and the Tony Marques Band. Visit mountainsedge.com or kwnr.com.

Moms Rock, the ninth annual Mother’s Day Tea and Brunch benefiting Child Focus at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, is planned from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Southern Highlands Spa Clubhouse, 1 Robert Trent Jones Lane. The event is set to feature entertainment, a hat parade, activities for young princesses and pirates, a silent auction and raffle and a drawing for a mother/daughter diamond pendant designed by MJ Christensen Jewelers. Tickets are $80 for adults and $40 for children younger than 12. Visit childfocusnv.org or follow @momsrock2012 on Twitter.

The 33rd annual San Gennaro Feast, an Italian-American food and entertainment festival and carnival, is planned from 4 to 11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 4 p.m. to midnight Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. General admission is $8. Visit sangennarofeast.com.

“The 39 Steps,” a play adapted by Patrick Barlow from the film by Alfred Hitchcock and the novel by John Buchman, is scheduled to run through May 20 on the main stage at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for seniors and students. Visit lvlt.org or call 362-7996. “Spearminted,” by local playwright Erica Griffin, is set to run through May 15 in the Fischer Black Box in the Las Vegas Little Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for seniors and students. Visit lvlt.org.

Local Videos
The Bellagio Conservatory's spring display has a Japanese theme
The Bellagio's conservatory is hosting around 65,000 flowers, to form a Japanese theme this spring. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
Bonnie Springs closes (Caroline Brehman/Kimber Laux)
Bonnie Springs Ranch near Las Vegas officially closed its gates Sunday, March 17, 2019. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Honoring a fallen North Las Vegas Police officer at his namesake school
The 20th Annual Raul P. Elizondo Honor Day celebrates the fallen North Las Vegas Police officer's legacy at his namesake school. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Windy day in Las Vegas Valley
The Review-Journal's camera on the under-construction Las Vegas Stadium the was buffered by high winds on Wednesday, March 14, 2019. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
March gloom falls on Las Vegas
After a rainy overnight, gloomy skies hover over Las Vegas Tuesday morning. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
John Katsilometes gets his head shaved at St. Baldrick's
Las Vegas Review-Journal man-about-town columnist John Katsilometes gets his head shaved by former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman during St. Baldrick's Foundation shave-a-thon on the Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York in Las Vegas Friday, March 8, 2019. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
The Blue Angels take flight over Las Vegas Strip
The Blue Angels’ U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron flew their signature Delta formation over a part of the Las Vegas Strip, McCarran International Airport and east Las Vegas and were scheduled to fly over Hoover Dam. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Vegas88s
Gross World Records
A group of about 20 children gathered around a TV at Sahara West Library on Feb. 27 for a history lesson on the most disgusting world records.
Graduation for Renewing HOPE program
The Renewing HOPE program graduation for homeless who spend nine months in Catholic Charities program. Graduates are preparing to enter the workforce. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Car crashes into Starbucks near Las Vegas Strip
Lt. William Matchko of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police gives details about a car crashing into a Starbucks at Sahara Avenue and Paradise Road, near the Las Vegas Strip, on Friday, March 1, 2019. (Jessica Terrones/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Car crashed into PT’s Gold
A 60-year-old man who police believe was impaired drove into a PT’s Gold at Silverado Ranch and Decatur boulevards Thursday night, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. William Matchko said. The driver was hospitalized and is expected to survive. A man inside the bar was hit by debris but drove himself to the hospital, Matchko said. (Katelyn Newberg/ Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Driver crashes vehicle into PT’s tavern in south Las Vegas (part 1)
A driver suspected of impairment crashed a vehicle into the wall of a PT’s Gold tavern, at 4880 W. Silverado Ranch Blvd., in Las Vegas on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (Katelyn Newberg/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Driver crashes vehicle into PT’s tavern in south Las Vegas (pullout)
A driver suspected of impairment crashed a vehicle into the wall of a PT’s Gold tavern, at 4880 W. Silverado Ranch Blvd., in Las Vegas on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (Katelyn Newberg/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Kids Read Books To Dogs At The Animal Foundation In Las Vegas
Kids from local Las Vegas elementary schools took part, Thursday, in a program at the Animal Foundation, where they read books to dogs. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
Pioneer Trail highlights historic locations in West Las Vegas
The Pioneer Trail, a 16-site route of historically significant locations in Las Vegas, starts at the Springs Preserve and snakes east until it reaches above the brim of downtown. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutefsya
Vegas Warm Weather Hits Las Vegas Valley
Between Feb. 20-21, parts of the Las Vegas Valley were hit with 7.5" of snow. Less than a week later, it was sunny with temperatures in the 70s. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Dr. S. Jay Hazan, a World War II veteran, talks about his arrest at the VA Hospital
Dr. S. Jay Hazan, a World War II Army veteran, was arrested in November after he caused a ruckus at the VA Hospital in North Las Vegas and stole his driver's car keys. He was arraigned on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, and the charges will be dropped after 60 days. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/ Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Claytee White talks about Black History Month
An interview with Claytee White, director of the Oral History Research Center at UNLV. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Reflecting on the Moulin Rouge and a segregated Vegas
Former employees of the Moulin Rouge, the first integrated hotel-casino in Nevada, talk about what it was like in the brief six months the casino was open. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas home prices
Home prices rose in every ZIP code in the Las Vegas Valley in 2018 for the second year in a row, according to SalesTraq. Prices grew fastest in older, more centrally located areas. But prices were highest in the suburbs. The top three ZIP codes for price growth were 89119 (29.8%), 89146 (25%) and 89030 (24.6%). The top three ZIP codes for median sales prices were 89138 ($464,500), 89135 ($420,500) and 89052 ($370,000).
Wagonwheel Drive overpass reopens after ice closure
Overpass at Wagonwheel Drive reopens after ice on the onramp caused the ramp to be shut down, Feb. 22, 2019. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Keeping warm at the city of Las Vegas’ homeless courtyard
With help from the city of Las Vegas, a Salvation Army shelter stays open during the day Thursday and Friday, offering a safe place for the homeless to find respite from freezing temperatures and snow. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Sloppy, Slushy Road Conditions Lead to Slow Traffic
Traffic slowed to a crawl on Jones are near Russell as conditions worsened Thursday. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
Winter storm blankets west side of Las Vegas Valley
On Wednesday evening through early Thursday a winter storm dumped more than 7 1/2 inches of snow on some parts of the Las Vegas Valley. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas snow day for children
Las Vegas kids play in the snow that fell on Feb. 21, 2019. (Belinda Englman/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Snow closes Red Rock Canyon, residents enjoy rare snowfall
The greater Las Vegas area was hit with snowfall on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2019. This video shows the areas surrounding Red Rock Canyon and the Summerlin community. Video by: Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Las Vegas kids attend school in the snow
Las Vegas children attend school during a rare snowstorm on Feb. 21, 2019. Staton Elementary School and other CCSD schools remained open. (Glenn Cook/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
People enjoying the snow in Summerlin
Fox Hill Park in Summerlin was busy Thursday morning, Feb. 21, 2019, with people enjoying the rare snow that fell overnight. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
NHP advises motorists to take caution during Las Vegas snowstorm
NHP advised motorists to take caution during the snowstorm in Las Vegas. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Timelapse of snow at Red Rock Canyon
More than 7 inches of snow fell in the western areas of the Las Vegas Valley, including Red Rock Canyon, on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
It is a rainy Valentine's Day in Las Vegas - Video
These scenes come from the Las Vegas Stadium LiveCam (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Entertainment Videos
Arcade ‘speakeasy’ leads to secret door and Banksy art in Las Vegas
Arcade ‘speakeasy’ leads to secret door, Banksy art in Las Vegas (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Hazel in Las Vegas serves modern takes on traditional cocktails
Hazel serves modern takes on traditional cocktails (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas celebrates St. Patrick's Day
Tonight the city lit the Welcome sign green, McMullan's Irish Pub and the Guinness store also prepare for this weekend's St. Patrick's Day festivities. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
Reuben sandwich at Served in Henderson, near Las Vegas
Matthew Meyer, chef/owner of Served, makes a Reuben sandwich with house-brined corned beef, house-made sauerkraut and gooey melted cheese at his restaurant in Henderson, outside Las Vegas. Heidi Knapp Rinella/Review-Journal
Las Vegas day club season returns with big-name DJs
Rick Ross, March 23, at Daylight Beach Club at Mandalay Bay The Chainsmokers, March 30, at Encore Beach Club Marshmello, April 6, Kaos Dayclub at the Palms Chuckie, May 11, Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Calvin Harris, May 11, Wet Republic at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Pizza expert Chris Bianco makes meatballs in Las Vegas
Chris Bianco, who was the keynote speaker at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, demonstrates meatball making for expo attendees. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Las Vegas pulmonologist talks about new movie dealing with cystic fibrosis
Dr. Craig Nakamura, Director of Cystic Fibrosis Center of Southern Nevada, talks about the upcoming romantic drama “Five Feet Apart” where both of the lead characters suffer from cystic fibrosis. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
World Pizza Champion crowned in Las Vegas
At the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, Italian pizzaiolo Federico De Silvestri took the top prize and more than $12,000. Heidi Knapp Rinella/Review-Journal
Italian wins Pizza Maker of the Year at Pizza Expo
Federico De Silvestri of Verona, Italy, wins the finals in the non-traditional pizza category during the International Pizza Challenge at the International Pizza Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center Thursday, March 7, 2019. De Silvestri went on to beat winners from each of the four other categories — traditional, pan, pizza Napoletana and Roman — to win Pizza Maker of the Year. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Good Pie Coming To Arts District
Local pizzaiolo Vincent Rotolo says Good Pie is coming to the Arts District. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Local comedian says "It's ok to laugh, ...the comedy club is dark."
K-Von, a half-Persian comedian, talks about his style of comedy which keeps audiences entertained.
Pizza Dough Throwing Competition
Contestants participate in the World Pizza Games at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, Wednesday night. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
World Pizza Games showcased in Las Vegas
The World Pizza Games, part of the International Pizza Expo, drew competitors from all over the world to Las Vegas to compete in events such as dough stretching and box folding. Heidi Knapp Rinella/Review-Journal
Pizza competitors dazzle at international expo
The International Pizza Expo at Las Vegas Convention Center included the first rounds of the World Pizza Games. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas showcases products and trends
At the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, vegan and gluten-free menu choices and compostable packaging were highlighted, as well as Detroit-style and Roman-style pizza. Heidi Knapp Rinella/Review-Journal
Chef Dan Krohmer talks about a new restaurant
Chef Dan Krohmer talks about the construction of his new restaurant at Fremont Street’s Fergusons Downtown complex in downtown Las Vegas. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Neon Museum lights up the Hard Rock Cafe guitar sign
The Neon Museum in Las Vegas flipped the switch on its latest acquisition Monday night, the Hard Rock Cafe guitar sign. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
A Taste of Eataly Las Vegas
Executive Chef Nicole Brisson gives a tour around Eataly Las Vegas, located in the Park MGM. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
Order a pretty purple cocktail at North Italia in Las Vegas
Order a pretty purple cocktail at North Italia in Las Vegas (Janna Karel/ Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Towering triple decker sandwich at Sadelle’s at Bellagio in Las Vegas
Jonah Resnick, executive chef of Sadelle’s, the newest restaurant at Bellagio in Las Vegas, serves a daunting concoction of roast beef layered with house-made cole slaw, turkey and more cole slaw, on rye bread. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Review-Journal)
Paris Las Vegas Debuts New Eiffel Tower Light Show
The Paris in Las Vegas unveiled its latest Eiffel Tower light show, Wednesday evening. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Video: Las Vegas Omelet House Marks 40th anniversary
Omelet House at Charleston Boulevard and Rancho Drive in Las Vegas, which opened in 1979, is a locals’ favorite, known for fluffy six-egg omelets. Heidi Knapp Rinella/Review-Journal
Golden Knights' Ryan Reaves readying new beer
Ryan Reaves, a forward with the Golden Knights, has plans for a second beer, a lager, through his 7Five Brewing Co. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Bellagio Adds Lady Gaga To The Fountain Playlist
Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” has been added to the rotation of classic tunes played for the dancing waters at Lake Bellagio. The song debuted at 6 p.m. Monday. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
Comedian uses laughter to bring understanding about AIDS
Comedian Brandon Cox Sanford talks about how he uses his comedy sketches to bring light to his AIDS diagnosis. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
20th anniversary of the House of Blues in Las Vegas
Sasha Rincon-Camacho, regional marketing director, talks about the 20th anniversary of the House of Blues in Las Vegas. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Meow Wolf opening an 'otherworldly' art experience in Las Vegas
Meow Wolf opening "otherworldly" art experience in Las Vegas (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
New caneles pastries served at tea at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
Tony Gauthier, executive pastry chef at the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, was trained to make caneles in Bordeaux in his native France, and they’re a new feature on the hotel’s afternoon tea. Heidi Knapp Rinella/Review-Journal
Celebrate Margarita Day With The Hot Damn Margarita
Celebrate Margarita Day With The Hot Damn Margarita (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas Yard House margarita changes color in the glass
The cocktail, as made by lead bartender Taylor Cole at Town Square in Las Vegas, changes from deep blue to magenta because of a chemical reaction between its butterfly pea flowers and citrus agave. Heidi Knapp Rinella/Review-Journal
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