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Cruise that “Low Rider” up Boulder Highway; Cheech & Chong smoke is optional. But don’t “Spill the Wine” on anyone, because soon you will be asking that guy they wouldn’t have in the ma-fi-ay “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” War breaks out at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Eastside Cannery, 5255 Boulder Highway. Tickets are $17.25-$35.95; call 507-5700.

— Mike Weatherford

Bloodletting tour

Someone get the continent a Band-Aid, for the Bloodletting North America tour is upon us once again. Headlined by French technical death metal head spinners Gorod, the lineup also includes Kamikabe, Vale of Pnath, Inanimate Existence, Kennedy Veil and locals The Genocide Architect and Predatorial. If you want blood, you got it at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Cheyenne Saloon, 3103 N. Rancho Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance, $13 day of show; call 645-4139.

— Jason Bracelin

Special broadcast

There’s something a little discombobulating about the idea of watching a radio show in a movie theater. But “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” isn’t just any radio show. Peter Sagal and Carl Kasell will be joined by Paula Poundstone, Mo Rocca, Tom Bodett and Steve Martin for this special broadcast. See what happens at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Colonnade and Village Square.

— Christopher Lawrence

Dance program

Gotta dance — and gotta catch the three world premieres choreographed by company co-founder Bernard H. Gaddis , plus a special children’s program, performed by the Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater, at 7:30 tonight, 1 p.m. Saturday (a special children’s program) and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 West Lake Mead Blvd. For tickets ($30-$40), call 989-8987 or go online to or

— Carol Cling

Soft-shell crab

It’s soft-shell crab week Monday through May 12 at Emeril Lagasse’s three restaurants in Las Vegas — Delmonico Steakhouse at The Venetian, Table 10 at the Palazzo and Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at the MGM Grand. All three will have specials at lunch and dinner, such as a sandwich (Table 10 and Delmonico) or Po’Boy (Emeril’s) at lunch or crispy crab (Table 10), tortilla-crusted crab (Emeril’s) or crispy crab salad (Delmonico) at dinner. Prices: $20 to $40.

— Heidi Knapp Rinella

Armin van Buuren

Trance-music master Armin van Buuren DJs Saturday at Marquee Dayclub. He created the hits “In and Out of Love” and “Fine Without You.” And he puts out free music mixes via But check out the music video for his 2013 single “This is What It Feels Like,” since it was shot in the desert between Vegas and L.A., featuring singer Trevor Guthrie and a comic cameo by porn legend Ron Jeremy.

— Doug Elfman

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Yodeling Boy Mason Ramsey Signs With Atlantic Records, Debuts First Single
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Steve Aoki, Pitbull And Other Stars Make An Apperance At The "Keep Memory Alive" Gala
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"Hamilton" Fans Line Up Overnight At Smith Center To Get Tickets
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Lip Smacking Foodie Tours takes you where the locals go
Donald Contursi talks about Lip Smacking Foodie Tours, which offers walking tours of restaurants on and off Las Vegas Boulevard with food samples and tidbits of history about the places they visit.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Welcomes New Baby Girl!
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Welcomes New Baby Girl! The 45-year-old actor posted an adorable photo on Instagram, celebrating his newborn baby girl, Tiana Gia Johnson. Dwayne Johnson, via Instagram Dwayne Johnson, via Instagram Dwayne Johnson, via Instagram This is Johnson’s second daughter with his girlfriend, Lauren Hashian. His oldest daughter, Simone Garcia Johnson, came from his previous marriage. Johnson and Hashian first announced they were expecting another child back in January. Congratulations!!
Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend Car Show celebrates 21st year
The Stray Cats, Jerry Lee Lewis, Duane Eddy, Elvira and Mitch Polzak make appearances the 21st Annual Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend car show at the Orleans hotel and casino on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
This "Alice in Wonderland" cocktail changes colors and flavors while you sip
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Prince death investigation coming to an end
Prosecutors in Minnesota plan an announcement Thursday on the two-year investigation into Prince's death from a drug overdose Prince was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate on April 21, 2016. An autopsy found he died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl. Search warrants unsealed about a year after Prince died showed that authorities searched his home, cellphone records of associates and his email accounts to try to determine how he got the drug. The county attorney has scheduled a morning announcement at which time charges could be filed.
Art Bell’s Top 10 Shows
A selection of radio host Art Bell’s most popular shows.
Big Bounce America visits North Las Vegas
Billing itself as "the biggest bounce house in the world," Big Bounce America visits Craig Ranch Regional Park in Las Vegas.
David Copperfield in court after man injured during magic trick
The attorney for a British man who is suing illusionist David Copperfield said his client suffered serious injuries after being called on stage during Copperfield's show at MGM Grand.
Disneyland debuts new foods for Pixar Fest on Friday
Pixar Fest takes place ahead of California Adventure’s Pixar Pier expansion. (Janna Karel/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Sneak Peek at New Decorations, Merch and Parade for Disneyland's Pixar Fest
Las Vegas Philharmonic celebrates 20th anniversary season
Orchestra’s 2018-19 season features premiere, more (Carol Cling/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Downtown Las Vegas' newest bar is a reggae lounge
Jammyland serves island-inspired cocktails. (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
5 things connecting Las Vegas and Marilyn Monroe
1. Marilyn Monroe, known then as Norma Jeane, obtained her first divorce in Las Vegas at the age of 20 on September 13, 1946. 2. According to some biographers, Monroe lived at 604 S. 3rd Street for four months during the summer of 1946. The house has since been torn down and is now the site of a parking lot. 3. In 1954, Monroe almost married Joe DiMaggio in Las Vegas but the wedding was called off last minute. The wedding was to be held at the Hotel El Rancho Vegas which was located on the southwest corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard. 4. Las Vegas has at least one road dedicated to the star. Marilyn Monroe Avenue is located in east Las Vegas and intersects with Betty Davis Street and Cary Grant Court. 5. There are currently more than 20 Marilyn Monroe impersonators for hire in the Las Vegas Valley.
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