The highlights of this week in your city.
Learn how to trim your power bill down to $8 a month throughNV Energy’s SolarGenerations Rebate/Net-Metering Program at the Springs Preserve. Representatives from Bombard Renewable Energy will review environmental benefits of solar power and provide easy examples of ways to reduce your carbon footprint, so bring your most recent power bill and get ready to see it shrink.6-7:30 p.m., free.
AC/DC had to cancel its Oct. 3 concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena after singer Brian Johnson’s ulcers started acting up, but he and the rest of the rockers rescheduled the show and are Back in Black. The Aussie supergroup brings their “Black Ice” world tour to town with openers Rival Sons.8 p.m., $98.93, previously issued passes for October show honored.
Grab your favorite four-legged friend and head down to the largest animal event the state has to offer asPetapalooza takes over Star Nursery Field at Sam Boyd Stadium. Now in its 11th year, the daylong pet-friendly concert funds more than 40 animal rescue groups and features acoustic performances by the Barenaked Ladies and Five for Fighting, among others. Last year, more than 20,000 attendees and 4,000 leashed dogs—along with a few parrots, potbellied pigs and snakes—took in the event.$7 or $5 with a can of dog food, 10 a.m-6 p.m.
Pack up the kids for an afternoon of Disney andThe Muppet Show melodies as theCollege of Southern Nevada Orchestra gives one of its popular pops concerts. The Outside in Jazz Trio joins the performance at the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre.CSN Performing Arts Center, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., 2 p.m., $5-$8, 651-5483.
Clear your guilty conscience and return all of your overdue library books duringLibrary Amnesty Week. From April 11-17, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District librarians will look the other way and forgive the first $25 in late fees for all outstanding materials in exchange for their missing books. What’s more, all lost library cards will be replaced free of charge. Last year, patrons returned more than 2,400 items and forked over $17,641 in residual late fines and fees.
Do some gazing as the stars come out to play cards and help the Nevada SPCA during the fourth annualJennifer Harman Celebrity Poker Tournament. Celebs confirmed for this year’s event includeCurb Your Enthusiasm actress Cheryl Hines, actor Lou Diamond Phillips,Saved by the Bell actor Dennis Haskins and ESPN commentator Lon McEachern. The action gets under way at the Venetian poker room from 4 p.m. and the winner of the no-limit Texas Hold ‘em tournament gets a $10,000 seat at the World Series of Poker main event and a shiny Curtis & Co. watch. Unfortunately, it will take more than luck to get to the goods: A range of poker pros—including Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu and Phil Ivey—also have their eyes on the prize.$330 buy-in, $100 re-buys during the first three 20-minute levels,nevadaspca.org.
You would have had to have been living under a rock to missJurassic Park but in case you were—or in case you really liked it the first time around—the triple Academy Award-winnning and top-grossing film from 1993 is back. The dinosaurs return to life at Texas Station as part of Flashbacks, the weekly series that revives retro movies such asE.T. (April 21),Back to the Future (April 28) andTop Gun (May 26).Regal Texas Station Stadium 18, 6:30 p.m., $5.