Stratosphere anniversary: In celebration of the Stratosphere’s 20th birthday, the hotel is offering specials for Nevada locals on May 1. Nevadans are invited for complimentary access to the Observation Tower and special pricing, including $20 entry for two to the buffet and $20 unlimited ride pass to experience the X-Scream, Insanity and Big Shot rides. Visit StratosphereHotel.com.
Restaurant anniversary: BRIO Tuscan Grille is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its Tivoli Village location with specials April 28. The grill is partnering with Three Square food bank for the occasion. Visit brioitalian.com.
Vegas Uncork’d: The 10th anniversary of Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit is planned April 28-May 1 at four Las Vegas resorts: Caesars Palace, The Cromwell, The Venetian and the Palazzo. Tickets are available at vegasuncorked.com.
Chefs of the Gods: In celebration of Caesars Palace’s 50th golden anniversary, the resort is hosting a culinary event including chefs Gordon Ramsay and Guy Savoy from 1 to 3 p.m. April 30 in the Octavius Ballroom at 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Guests will be able to watch dishes being created and then taste them. Tickets are $249, including taxes and fees. Visit ticketmaster.com.
Indian Food Festival: The culinary gathering is planned from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. April 30 at the Clark County Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Tickets are $5. Visit lasvegasmela.com or call 702-751-6352.
Royal Tea: The second event to benefit Discovery Children’s Museum is planned from 1 to 3 p.m. May 1 at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, 3752 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Funds raised will support the museum’s arts, science and humanities educational programming. The Royal Tea is designed for families and friends with or without children to enjoy the pomp and circumstance of a royal tea and royal court entertainment. For tickets and information, email events@DiscoveryKidsLV.org or call 702-382-3445.
Teacher Appreciation Day: On May 3, teachers who show ID at Honey Salt, 1031 S. Rampart Blvd., can receive mini brown bag apple pie free.
Dress for Success and Crave partnership: Through May 4, Dress for Success Southern Nevada, a local nonprofit that provides gently used professional clothing and career counseling services to empower women to achieve economic independence, is set to partner with Crave American Kitchen & Sushi Bar in Downtown Summerlin, 10970 Rosemary Park Drive, as part of the restaurant group’s Crave Cares program. Upcoming support events include:
— Round up checks to the nearest dollar or add any donation amount, and proceeds will benefit Dress for Success Southern Nevada, through Crave America’s partnership with Round It Up America.
— A percentage of the proceeds from items purchased off the Crave Cares chef specials menu will benefit Dress for Success Southern Nevada.
— Drop off new or gently used professional clothing, shoes and accessories in the designated donation area inside the restaurant.
Discovering Wine class: The session is planned from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through May 4, at Pinot’s Palette, 1000 S. Rampart Blvd. For those 21 or older, the class is all about tasting. It is $219 for five sessions. The classes are offered by chef Les Kincaid through the UNLV Continuing Education January-August catalog. Register online at continuingeducation.unlv.edu or call 702-895-3394 from 8 a.m to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Cinco de Mayo celebration: Cantina Laredo at Tivoli Village, 430 S. Rampart Blvd., is planning to start the weekend-long Cinco de Mayo celebration at noon May 5-7, featuring live entertainment, raffle prizes and food and handcrafted cocktail specials. Visit CantinaLaredo.com or call 702-202-4511.
Chefs for Kids Dinner and Auction: The 25th anniversary event is planned to start at 5:30 p.m. May 7 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The evening’s Legacy Award honors Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick and the Corporate Award honors Anderson Dairy, both for their ongoing support of the Chefs for Kids program. A gourmet dinner and silent auction are also planned. Tickets are $195 per person. Tables of eight are $1,560, and tables of 10 are $1,850. Call Susan Lednicky at 702-257-5548 or visit chefsforkids.org.
Mother’s day events:
— Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Road, is set to offer a prix-fixe, four-course meal for $49.95. Visit ferraroslasvegas.com.
— Hash House A Go Go locations at 6800 W. Sahara Ave., 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 1 S. Main St. and 555 S. Stephanie St. are planning brunch and dinner specials. Visit hashhouseagogo.com/vegas.
— Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 6515 Las Vegas Blvd South or 8721 W. Charleston Blvd., is planning a Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $39.95. Visit tinyurl.com/flemingsmom.
— Triple George Grill, 201 N. Third St., is planning an early prix fixe five-course Sonoma County wine dinner at 7:30 p.m. May 6. It costs $110 per person and includes a 9:30 p.m. jazz performance by singer Laura Shaffer. Call 702-384-2761.
— db Brasserie, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering a three-course brunch for $42. Visit dbbrasserie.com or call 702-430-1235.
— Buddy V’s Ristorante, 3327 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is planning a Sunday brunch with $20 bottles of prosecco and strawberries, as well as bottomless pomegranate bellinis and martinis for $14.95. Visit buddyvlasvegas.com or call 702-607-2355.
— Honey Salt, 1031 S. Rampart Blvd., is planning a Mother’s Day brunch crab Benedict. Visit honeysalt.com or call 702-445-6100.
— Nacho Daddy at 113 N. Fourth St. and 9560 W. Sahara Ave. is offering a free 8 ounce margarita for moms. Visit nachodaddy.com.
— Shake Shack at Downtown Summerlin, 10975 Oval Park Drive, is offering free custards for moms. Visit shakeshack.com.
— House of Blues Las Vegas inside Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is planning morning offerings. Visit houseofblues.com.
— Andiron Steak & Sea at Downtown Summerlin, 1720 Festival Plaza Drive, is planning two brunch specials. Visit andironsteak.com or call 702-685-8002.
— Hard Rock Cafe, 3771 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering a free “momosa” with purchase of an entree. Visit hardrock.com or call 702-733-7625.
— Elixir, 2920 N. Green Valley Parkway is planning specials. Visit elixirlounge.net.
— Distill, 10820 W. Charleston Blvd. and 4830 W. Pyle Ave. are offering Mother’s Day specials. Visit distillbar.com.
Cooking Under Pressure: The MountainView Lunch & Learn program is set from noon to 1:30 p.m. May 10 at MountainView Hospital Medical Office Building H2U, Suite 114, 3150 N. Tenaya Way. The guest speaker is Linda Freimanis of Home Instead Senior Care. Call 702-233-5474 or visit mountainview-hospital.com.
Taste of Town Square: Town Square Las Vegas is set to host culinary events May 13-14, with 25 percent of the proceeds from each event donated to Nevada Public Radio, HomeAid Southern Nevada and New Vista Community. Events include:
— From 7 to 10 p.m. May 13, Social Dinner. Tickets are $75 per person, and attendees must be 21 or older.
— From noon to 4 p.m. May 14, Backyard BBQ. Tickets range from $10 to $35. The event is for all ages.
— From 4 to 9 p.m. May 14, Tour de Fork + Mixology. It features small bites from Town Square restaurants and cocktail mixing sessions. Tickets range from $15 to $45. Attendees must be 21 or older for the mixology event. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com.
Winefest: The event is set to include Napa and Sonoma Valley wines May 13-14 at various locations in downtown Las Vegas. Events run throughout the weekend. For event listings and ticket prices, visit goldennugget.com or call 866-946-5336.
Food Revolution Day: Create A Change Now and partner The Reset Project announced their second joint health education event celebrating Food Revolution Day with a 555 dinner at VegeNation, 616 E. Carson Ave., Suite 120, planned from 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 15. A preceding reception is set for 5:30 p.m. The dinner is to highlight five Las Vegas chefs, creating a five course-dinner from five local farms while educating individuals on nutritional values and the importance of healthy eating. Tickets start at $65, and seating is limited to 55 people. Proceeds benefit Create a Change Now. Visit brownpapertickets.com/event/2534133.
Salsas, Spreads, & Dips: The class involves tastings and recipes and is set from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 17 at Ferguson Enterprises, 4175 S. Grand Canyon Drive. The cost is $69 for one session. Register at continuingeducation.unlv.edu or call 702-895-3394 from 8 a.m to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Vino, Salume, E Formaggio: The class on production of prosecco, prosciutto and provolone includes tastings of the major wine regions of Italy and traditional cheeses and cured meats. It is planned from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 18 at Pinot’s Palette, 1000 S. Rampart Blvd. The cost is $69 for one session. Register at continuingeducation.unlv.edu or call 702-895-3394 from 8 a.m to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Pizza Workshop: The class involving learning to make dough and sauces, including toppings and cheeses, is set from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 24 at Ferguson Enterprises, 4175 S. Grand Canyon Drive. The cost is $55 per session. Register at continuingeducation.unlv.edu or call 702-895-3394 from 8 a.m to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Springs Preserve Brews & Blues Festival: The festival for those 21 or older is set from 4 to 8 p.m. May 28 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. It is set to feature a selection of beers from local, regional, national and international brewers. Advance tickets are $35 each; VIP admission is $75 and includes access to an indoor, air-conditioned lounge with complimentary food and exclusive beer offerings. Springs Preserve members receive $5 off all ticket options. The festival is made possible by support from Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada. A portion of the ticket sales benefits Keep Memory Alive. Visit vegasbrewsandblues.com.
Wine Tasting Fundraiser: Lutheran Social Services of Nevada’s annual Wine Tasting/Silent Auction fundraiser is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. June 9 at Cili at Bali Hai Golf Club, 5160 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Local auction items are set to include restaurant gift cards, artists’ work, hotel stays and gift baskets. Tickets are $65 per person. Visit lssnv.org.
Vino With a View: Ascaya development is planning the event with wine tastings and refreshments from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at 1 Ascaya Blvd. Call 702-978-5800.
The Made Experience: Triple George Grill and the Mob Museum invite guests to travel back to a time when neighborhood speakeasys were a regular occurrence and classic mobsters ruled the town. The Made Experience is priced at $89 per person (2 guest minimum) and consists of a 3-course prix fixe menu at Triple George Grill and a ticket to the Mob Museum. Visit tinyurl.com/madeexperience.