Monday, May 1
Drummer Steve Smith, who returned to Journey for its 2016 tour, opens his monthlong exhibition, “The Fabric of Rhythm,” at The Gallery of Music & Art on the Level 3 Terrace of The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Go to SteveSmithDrumArt.com for appearance dates. Here’s a YouTube video of his work:
To mark National Nurses Week, Las Vegas nurse Helene Neville starts her final 4,000-mile run from Evanston, Wyoming, through the states she missed during her 9,600-mile perimeter run of the USA. The five-time brain cancer survivor and grandmother will be the first woman to run all 50 states in our continental federal republic.
Tuesday, May 2
Mayor Carolyn Goodman celebrates the opening of Catherine Trifiletti Design at Neonopolis.
Major international artists announce a first-ever, limited-engagement run on the Strip with their new shows at The Venetian Theater.
Wednesday, May 3
Cher returns to Park Theater at Monte Carlo to continue her residency through May 20.
Thursday, May 4
Vegas PBS celebrates Season 2 of “Outdoor Nevada” with host John Burke at a wine party at the Jaguar Land Rover dealership on West Sahara.
Friday, May 5
Jim Gaffigan has his “Fully Dressed Comedy Tour” debut for two nights at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Della’s Kitchen at The Delano marks Cinco de Mayo with the fifth installment of its Farmhouse Dinner Series. Executive chef Jay Calimlim presents a four-course Latin and Southwest dinner.
Saturday, May 6
Vegas bettors will pack our sports books for the fastest two minutes in sports as the 2017 Kentucky Derby races at Churchill Downs with Classic Empire and Always Dreaming as the early favorites among 20 thoroughbreds. The 143rd running of The Kentucky Derby is the first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown. Nearly $200 million will be wagered on the win, place and show results.