The highlights of this week in your city.
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day at unWined (6485 N. Decatur Blvd., 869-4633), where, from 11:30 a.m. till 7 p.m., they’ll be “pouring and explaining” bio-dynamic wines and organic liqueurs. If you want to take a bottle home, being green will save you some green, too: Bring in your used corks to recycle and receive up to 15 percent off your purchase. Later that night, revisit the mid-’90s with one-hit wonders Marcy Playground at the Hard Rock Café on the Strip. Keeping with the Earth Day theme, print your free tickets from 1079thealternative.com on recycled paper, then walk to the venue from the MGM Grand or take the Las Vegas Monorail, since parking at the venue is nearly impossible and circling the block is bad for the environment. Doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.
Check out Chuck Mead as he brings the sounds of Nashville to ArtBeat at the Henderson Events Pavilion. The country crooner co-founded fun-loving alt-country band BR549, but plays this show solo. Get there early for art displays and crafts for the kids. 200 S. Water St. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m., free.
Sing along to some sweet melodies in perfect harmony as inductees to the Boston-based Doo-Wopp Hall of Fame of America perform at the Venetian. The stars from the ’50s and ’60s include Jimmy Beaumont and The Skyliners (“Since I Don’t Have You,” “Pennies from Heaven”), The Marcels (“Blue Moon,” “Heartaches”) and the Royalty of Rock ’n’ Roll All-Stars featuring Billy Davis. The five-act concert 90-minute show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets from $54.45, 414-9000.
According to Native American legend, whispering wishes to butterflies delivers the messages to the Great Spirit. With this in mind, make a wish during the seventh annual John Anderson Celebration of Life Butterfly Release. Last year, more than 200 people released 350 butterflies (and wishes) in memory of loved ones. It costs $25 to release a wish-granting monarch, which isn’t cheap, but if your wish is to win the lottery, it could be a relatively small investment. More important: Proceeds support Nathan Adelson Hospice, which provides daily care to more than 350 patients. At Buckskin Basin Park, 7350 Buckskin Basin Ave. 2 p.m., 938-3910.
Pull the kids out of school for the day and take them to UNLV to learn about how their bodies work at Bodyology. Host Slim Goodbody from PBS provides the audience with fitness challenges, songs and storytelling while giving an entertaining, educational performance suited for students in pre-K to eighth grade. UNLV’s Artemus Ham Concert Hall. 10 a.m., $6.50, 800-962-7546.
Celebrate National Prime Rib Day in true Las Vegas style by taking advantage of one of the city’s world-famous specials. Take a drive out to Arizona Charlie’s Sourdough Café (4575 Boulder Highway) and take advantage of its $7.99 prime rib and shrimp dinner (6 a.m.-midnight), visit Magnolia’s Veranda at the Four Queens for a $9.95 prime rib dinner (4 p.m.-midnight), or go for a $12 all-you-can-eat prime rib dinner at the Casino Café at Circus Circus (2 p.m.-2 a.m.).
Tenor sax player Rocky Gordon has played with Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, and on April 28 he’s playing for free, so head downtown to see the show at Centennial Plaza. Gordon and his group, the Rocky Gordon Jazz Quartet, perform from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., so bring some food and enjoy some smooth jazz and fresh air on your lunch hour. It is Jazz Appreciation Month, after all. 401 S. Fourth St.