YOUR WEEKEND: Taste & Tunes enlivens North Las Vegas

More than the summer heat will be sizzling at the sixth annual Taste & Tunes festival this weekend at North Las Vegas City Hall, 2200 Civic Center Drive. Promising its biggest event yet in the street festival vein of Taste of Chicago and New York’s outdoor feasts, this year’s Taste & Tunes will feature cooking demonstrations by the Culinary Training Academy, a wine and beer garden, a carnival and a "Best of North Las Vegas" salsa contest. The festivities run from 5-11 p.m. today and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday.

Musical performers include Rose Royce, famous for the songs "Car Wash" and "Love Don’t Live Here Anymore," on Friday night, and Midnight Star, an old-school group known for "Midas Touch," "Wet My Whistle" and "No Parking on the Dance Floor," on Saturday night. In addition, local talent will perform throughout the day. Food and craft vendors will sell their wares, and kids and adults alike can enjoy carnival rides, a classic car show and amateur boxing bouts.

Admission to Taste & Tunes is free. All-day passes for the carnival rides are $25 the day of the event, or $20 until today at Silver Mesa Recreation Center, 4025 Allen Lane; the Neighborhood Recreation Center at 1638 N. Bruce St.; and the city’s Special Events Office, 780 W. Craig Road, Suite A. For more information, check out this View article.

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