Seven Days

The highlights of this week in your city.

Thur. 29

Catch a band with a Coldplay-meets-Jimmy-Eat-World sound at Ovation before they hit it big. Indie Southern California rockers Your Majesty have paid their dues up and down L.A.’s Sunset Strip, from the Viper Room to the House of Blues. The group now follows their run at SXSW and comes to town as part of the Unsigned Series at Ovation at Green Valley Ranch. Meanwhile, local band Air Raid Anthem opens. Doors open at 8 p.m., guests must be 21 years or older, free.

Fri. 30

The only thing better than reading a David Sedaris memoir is hearing the author tell the stories in person, and you can do just that—for free—at the Clark County Library (1401 E. Flamingo Road, 507-3400). The best-selling author’s blend of sardonic humor and social critique using tales of odd jobs and embarrassing family stories have made him one of the nation’s top humor writers. Expect standing-room-only for this event, which concludes with a question-and-answer session and book-signing. (Wristbands at 6 p.m., reading at 8.) Later, the comedy continues as the talking head of E!’s The Soup, Joel McHale, brings his sharp commentary on celebrity bloopers and pop culture to the Mandalay Bay Theatre. Like Sedaris, the star of Community spares no family member in his anecdotes about everyday life. 9 p.m., tickets start at $40, 632-7580.

Sat. 1

After you’ve finished the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (see page 35), run over to the Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace for one of the four holistic sessions guided by Dr. Swami Ramananda and Qua master artesian Jordania Goldberg. “A Day on the Ganges” explores Ayurvedic healing services by assessing your dosha, healing through chakra gem therapy and performing yoga moves with the experts. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free, 731-7829 to register.

Sun. 2

Join Conan O’Brien as his “Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television” tour completes its two-night stand at the Palms. The traveling stage show reunites longtime sidekick Andy Richter, the former Tonight Show band and other cast members. NBC and TBS jokes will abound. 9 p.m., tickets from $75, 800-745-3000.

Mon. 3

Hit the links at seven different Henderson golf courses this summer and register for the city’s adult co-ed rec golf league. Participants can play nine holes at Black Mountain Golf and Country Club or Desert Willow Golf Course, among others. The format changes with each competition. Bring your own equipment, golf attire and entourage. Registration at Arroyo Grande Sports Complex, 298 Arroyo Grande Blvd. $200 per team of four or $50 per individual, $25 course fee, 267-5717.

Tues. 4

Make sure your child has an apple to take to school because it’s National Teacher Appreciation Day. Around the world, students have found ways to thank teachers for their hard work and dedication. For example, Finnish children last year handed out 20,000 apples to pedestrians at railway stations in Helsinki to express “teachers’ humanity and personality.”

Wed. 5

Skip Cinco de Mayo and feed your inner Italian during the San Gennaro Feast Italian food and music festival at the Silverton. Get your fill of Italian sausage and peppers at various food vendors or take a whirl on the amusement rides—moms ride for free today, while dads get their free rides May 6. Meanwhile, national acts perform hourly on the stage. 4-11 p.m., continues through May 9, $8 adults, $7 seniors, free for children 54 inches and under,

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Looking to take a vacation away from technology? Good luck. These days, it takes a lot of discipline to turn off your Blackberry or iPhone and get away from it all. Even a weeklong camping trip to the Valley of Fire State Park doesn’t mean you’ll be without access to e-mail anymore. OK, it can be tricky to get cell reception, but there’s no need to go without power.



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