February 21, 2019 - 10:28 am
Even at 60, Simon Le Bon still has your mom crushing on him. The Duran Duran singer/fountain-of-youth sipper remains relevant not just because of his seemingly ageless good looks, but because his band’s synth-heavy aesthetic is as ubiquitous on the airwaves now as it was in the early ’80s — only it’s currently being practiced by a myriad of the band’s artistic descendants. Hear where it all came from at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Tickets are $49 to $450; call 800-745-3000.
Pop star Gwen Stefani returns to town Wednesday for another run of shows at Planet Hollywood Resort. The Hollaback Girl performs fan favorites in her residency showcase at 9 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Wednesdays through March 16 in Zappos Theater. Tickets are $59 to $260, with $1 from each ticket benefiting Cure 4 the Kids Foundation. For details, visit ticketmaster.com/gwen.
Academy Awards viewing party
Ditch those ratty pajamas and watch the Academy Awards in style — all while giving back to charity. Variety, The Children’s Charity of Southern Nevada is hosting its 10th annual Oscars viewing party at 4 p.m. Sunday at Brenden Theaters at the Palms. Hosted by Chet Buchanan, the night will feature a silent auction, raffle and celebrity entertainment, in addition to showing the ceremony on one of Brenden’s big screens. Tickets are $35 and include $25 in theater concessions. Proceeds benefit the charity’s compassion fund. For tickets and more information, see varietysn.org.
FOOD & DRINK
Craft beer festival
More than 45 breweries will be represented at the Beer Zombies Craft Beer Festival from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The festival, which also will feature food and games, is co-sponsored by SkinnyFats and will be in the parking lot of its recently expanded original location at 6261 Dean Martin Drive. For tickets ($50), go to eventbrite.com. For details, visit skinnyfats.com.
Heidi Knapp Rinella
ARTS & LEISURE
‘Try Hockey for Free’
Kids can learn basic hockey skills during a free clinic Saturday at Fiesta Rancho. The SoBe Ice Arena has partnered with USA Hockey for the “Hockey Week Across America” event, open to ages 4 to 9. The fun starts at 3:15 p.m., and no previous skating or hockey experience is needed. To participate, pre-registration is required at tryhockeyforfree.com/9642.