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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.

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People crowd to Downtown Summerlin for the 23rd annual Summerlin Festival of Arts in Las Vegas, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (Caroline Brehman/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Bellagio, MGM Resorts International’s luxury hotel turns 20
The more than 3,000-room Bellagio hotel is situated on the site of the former Dunes Hotel. The Dunes was imploded in 1993, and construction of the Bellagio started in 1996. It cost $1.6 billion to build, making it the most expensive hotel in the world at the time. The Bellagio was former Wynn Resorts Ltd. Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn’s second major casino on the Strip after The Mirage. MGM Resorts International acquired the property from Steve Wynn in 2000. (Tara Mack/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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Recycled Art, Cute Dogs Abound At Summerlin Festival Of Arts (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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Madame Tussauds Has The Newest VR Experience On The Strip. (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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Zias Records is moving from its Sahara Avenue and Arville Street location to a bigger store. (Mat Luscheck/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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Students At The International Contortion Convention In Las Vegas Learn How To Bend And Twist Their Bodies. (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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Therapy In Downtown Las Vegas Serves Cast Iron S'mores. (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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