Head downtown for Pride Parade, Brew Festival this weekend

Night Parade kicks off Pride weekend

Las Vegas’ 19th annual Pride Night Parade, celebrating the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community of Southern Nevada, will take over downtown Friday night, with the pre-show beginning at 6:30 at the main stage at 4th Street and Bridger Avenue. The parade steps off at 7:30 at West Charleston Boulevard and 4th and proceeds north on 4th to Ogden Avenue. Other events are scheduled throughout the weekend. lasvegaspride.org

Downtown Brew Fest on Saturday evening

The Downtown Brew Festival will take place Saturday at the Clark County Amphitheater on Grand Central Parkway. The event will run from 5-9 p.m., with V.I.P. early admission at 4, and will offer 200 craft beers from 60 breweries, as well as food by Urban Turban, Donut Bar, Mochiko Chicken, The Black Sheep, Sin City Wings and Oming’s Kitchen. Entertainment will be provided by Naked Elephant, The Routine and Mike Xavier. Tickets are $40-$85. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local nonprofits, including the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation, which provides children in need with shoes, socks and other essentials. downtownbrewfestival.com

Nerdy burlesque at Artifice on Saturday

Nerdlesque will celebrate its 50th night of nerdy burlesque Saturday night at Artifice, 1025 1st St. To celebrate, at least nine artists will pay tribute to the film “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” in what’s being billed as a “multi-media extravaganza.” The show runs from 6:30-9:30, and tickets are $15.

‘Pints for Pits’ for

pit bull rescue

Atomic Liquors, 917 Fremont St., will host Pints for Pits from 3-6 p.m. Saturday. Buying a commemorative pint glass with a pit bull design for $10 gets you access to $2 drafts. Proceeds from sales, as well as a raffle and silent auction, will go to the Animal Help Alliance, which aids rescued pit bulls. The party has a Day of the Dead theme, and guests are encouraged to bring their costumed dogs.

Culinary Road Trip theme: Seattle

Chef Scott Commings will host the seventh installment of his Culinary Road Trip dinner series from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at Freedom Beat in the Downtown Grand. This month’s meal will feature cuisine of Seattle, and the menu will include crispy oyster deviled eggs, pork belly bao, fried chicken, salmon two ways and apple cobbler, all paired with regional beer. Tickets are $35 plus fees and can be purchased at the Freedom Beat page at downtowngrand.com.

Have an item for Downtown Lowdown? Email Al Mancini at amancini@reviewjournal.com.

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