Seven Days

The highlights of this week in your city.

Thu 10

Crystals at CityCenter welcomes the Stella McCartney store to its collection of high-end shopping. Celebrate the recent opening with cocktails, light fare and fashions from the spring 2011 collection. A portion of the proceeds from sales will benefit the Nevada Ballet Theatre. (11 a.m.-2 p.m., RSVP at What better way to jump-start your weekend than on a light and flighty note at the Grape Street Wine Bar’s weekly Boutique Wine Tasting? Designed to look like a cellar, the wine bar samples Portuguese offerings this week. Enjoy three tastings for $5. (7501 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 6-8 p.m.)

Fri 11

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, all you hot mamas out there, and the professors from XBU—X Burlesque University, otherwise known as the gals of the popular show X Burlesque—are ready to teach you some sultry moves. Today through Saturday, get 75 minutes of sexy burlesque choreography and a lesson in showgirl makeup. At the end of it all you get a souvenir photo to take home! (At Bugsy’s Cabaret in the Flamingo, classes at 3 p.m., $35.) After the training, make time to show off your titillating moves by sending the kids—5-12 years old only, please—to Springs Preserve for Night at the Museum, which includes a pizza party, screening of Despicable Me and other activities. (333 S. Valley View Blvd., 6-10 p.m., $25 per child,

Sat 12


Being generous is always stylish, and tonight you can be both when Altered Nation and Flockflockflock host Valentine’s Couture, an Avante Garde Handmade Fashion Show benefiting the Children’s Heart Foundation of Nevada at The Beat Coffeehouse downtown. (520 E. Fremont St., 7 p.m., $5 donation suggested, ages 21-plus.) Southern Nevada Public Television hosts the 22nd annual wine and beer tasting event Splendor in the Glass, with a guest appearance by chef Hubert Keller, to benefit Vegas PBS. Participate in a live wine auction and a silent auction, and let the sounds of a jazz quartet, paired with the tastings of 65 wineries and breweries, sweep you away. (At the Las Vegas Hilton, 3-7 p.m., tickets $65 in advance, $80 at the door, available at

Sun 13


MAGIC, the world’s largest fashion trade show, bringing together buyers and consumers, and exhibiting the latest techniques, takes over the Las Vegas Convention Center and Mandalay Bay Convention Center today through Wednesday. (Check for times and registration info.) Let 1960s “Spanish Eyes” and “Release Me” singer Engelbert Humperdinck (pictured) set the mood with his dreamy ballads at The Orleans. (Doors 8 p.m., tickets available at

Mon 14

Let your kids—ages 5-10—make their own Valentine’s Day cheer at the Doolittle Community Center, where they can create heartfelt crafts. (1950 N. J St., 4 p.m., $2.) Single or taken, step onboard at The Village at Lake Las Vegas’ whimsical Valentine’s Day and Non-Valentine’s Day cruise, sailing the serene waters for a magical and night. (Monte Lago Village Resort, couples 6 p.m., $50; individuals 7:30 p.m., $25; 568-8965.)

Tue 15


Attention high-school age swimmers: It’s time to tune up your strokes and you need a pool for that. Every Tuesday and Thursday, the Municipal Pool offers clinics emphasizing endurance, speed, refining strokes, and racing starts and turns. (431 E. Bonanza Road, 5-7 p.m., $4.) Get your Reb on tonight when UNLV men’s basketball heats up the court against the Air Force Academy. (At Thomas & Mack Center, 7:30 p.m., tickets available at the box office.)

Wed 16


Indulge in a fun, romantic and tasty cherries and chocolate couples’ treatment at the Spa & Salon at Vdara. Enjoy a glass of bubbly, and choose from a black-cherry enzyme peel facial with cocoa powder chocolate masks, or a mani/pedi with chocolate scrub and cherry body balm. Packages available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday until the 28th. (Packages begin at $115, 866-745-5654).

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