Seven Days

The highlights of this week in your city.

Thu 31

It’s finally getting warmer, meaning it’s golf time. And here’s a chance to get out on the links. Michael Jordan is bringing his four-day charity golf tournament, the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational, to Las Vegas for the first time, holding it at the exclusive Shadow Creek golf course. A-list celebrities will gather together to raise money for charity. Founded in 2001, the MJCI has raised more than $5 million and this year the beneficiaries include Make-A-Wish Foundation, The James R. Jordan Foundation, Cats Care and the Nevada Cancer Institute. All-week tickets are $100, Thursday and Friday are $25, Saturday and Sunday are $50. Visit for schedules and to purchase tickets.

Fri 1


Beginning today, every pool in Las Vegas will be required to add a chemical agent to the water to identify people who may be “recycling” their beer … April Fools! But we’re not joking when we say the Motown sound is coming to the Orleans Showroom in the form of the Temptations. With songs like “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” and the unforgettable “My Girl,” these Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Vocal Group Hall of Fame inductees did for Motown what The Beatles did for rock ’n’ roll. Of the five, Otis Williams is the single original member still touring. The Temptations play through Sunday. The shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35 and are available at

Sat 2


With spring in bloom and the temperatures rising, what better way to keep cool then to shed some unnecessary strands and donate them to kids in need? The Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department present the third annual Klip It for Kidz, a free public event collecting hair donations (10 inches minimum) and shaving heads to make wigs for young cancer patients through the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. To donate, fill out a pledge form at, or text the word KLIP to 52000 from your cell phone and automatically contribute $10. After you’ve demonstrated that you have a heart, it’s time to rock out to Heart, the ’70s band led by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson. As a part of their first cross-country tour in 30 years, the rockers will come to the Grand Events Center at Green Valley Ranch with a set list full of old favorites and new jams from Red Velvet Car, released last year. Showtime is 8 p.m., tickets begin at $44 and are available at

Sun 3


Watch out for all the cowboys and girls as they invade the desert for the 46th Academy of Country Music Awards. The awards will be hosted by Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton, with special appearances by presenters Nancy O’Dell and Ryan Seacrest. Performers include Alabama, Martina McBride, James Taylor and more. The event will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and tickets begin at $150 and are available on Ticketmaster. If you’re more about the music, join host Billy Cody at the ACM Fan Jam, a live concert during the show, held at Mandalay Bay Events Center and starring Sugarland, Eric Church and other favorites. The show begins at 5 p.m. and tickets start at $35 (

Mon 4

Although the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life fundraisers don’t happen here until mid April and May, organizers are getting ready. Through Thursday, Relay For Life members and team captains will visit businesses to drum up support. Do your part by visiting Cheeburger Cheeburger, 8390 S. Rainbow Blvd., between 5 and 9 tonight for a fundraiser. On April 6, all CiCi’s Pizza locations will donate 10-20 percent of their sales to the American Cancer Society, or go hoist a few at the Freakin’ Frog, 4700 S. Maryland Parkway, April 7 when where 100 percent of sales will be donated.

Tue 5

This spring, Papillon Airways is launching private tours in Star B2 Model Series helicopters for up to six passengers. Papillon is offering two new tours that will soar from the Strip to the Grand Canyon: the three-hour Golden Eagle tour, set to music and educational narration that dives through the Grand Canyon and edges along Hoover Dam; and the Grand Celebration Sunset tour, which begins at 5 p.m. and hovers over Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Grand Wash Cliffs and extinct volcanoes before journeying into the Grand Canyon. The four-hour tour ends with a champagne picnic served under a Hualapai Indian shelter. Visit for more information and reservations.

Wed 6


Want to be blue da ba de da ba di? Well, the Blue Man Group is holding an open casting call. Men and women can both audition, but here’s some criteria: You must be between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet 2 inches tall with an athletic build; have convincing acting, theater and improvisation skills; drumming skills are a plus; and you have to be willing to relocate. Auditions are set from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Blue Man Theatre in the Venetian. The show is also hosting auditions for drum and string substitutes on April 14-15, by appointment. E-mail your info to

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After nearly 60 years, the Sahara hotel-casino will close its doors May 16. In the days leading up to its last, you’ll read plenty about this casino’s place in Las Vegas entertainment history. Johnny Carson, Tina Turner and Don Rickles were staples in the Conga Room. The Sahara also sponsored The Beatles’ only Las Vegas appearance in 1964, was the long-time location for Jerry Lewis’ Muscular Dystrophy Telethon and served as the setting for the original Ocean’s Eleven movie.



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