Seven Days

This week in your city.

Thu 16

Bring blankets, snacks and hit Town Square early for its weekly Movies in the Square series for the screening of Shrek Forever After, beginning at sundown. ( Join members of Cirque du Soleil and Vegas celebrities at Caramel Bar & Lounge to celebrate the artwork of Jaymi Crook (1), who brings famous icons to life with his lifelike sketches. (6 p.m., Bellagio.) Tao hosts a charitable night filled with menu samplings, complimentary cocktails and entertainment to benefit Through the Eyes of a Child, which provides cultural, athletic and educational scholarships to abused, abandoned and neglected children who are or have been foster children. (7-10 p.m., $30 in advance, $35 at the door, Venetian,

Fri 17

Tropical Smoothie Café is proud to celebrate National Flip Flop Day, so grab your beach shoes because the first 500 customers who visit each of the 20 Las Vegas locations in flip-flops will receive a free Jetty Punch smoothie. The smoothie stop will donate proceeds to Camp Sunshine, a summer camp for children with life-threatening illnesses. (Visit for locations.) For some old-time rock ’n’ roll, head down to Sunset Station and listen to the music as the Doobie Brothers perform. (8 p.m., tickets start at $32.50, at

Sat 18

An ancient sport makes a comeback at the South Point Arena at the ultimate modern-day Jousting Championship (2). (5:30 p.m. door, 7 p.m. show, tickets $25 at Get in the kitchen for a three-hour cooking class at the Palazzo’s Dos Caminos—then eat what you’ve just learned to make. Take home recipes and a signed copy of Dos Caminos’ Mod Mex Cookbook. (11 a.m., $65, call 577-9550.) Catch lead singer Brody Dolyniuk’s final performance with classic rock tribute band Yellow Brick Road for The Symphonic Rock Show (3). (8 p.m., Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway, $10, at

Sun 19

It’s Father’s Day, so let your dad dine like a king at brunch: Try the Springs Preserve’s Father’s Day brunch, accompanied by jazz music and city views at the Springs Café by Wolfgang Puck (adults $30, kids under 12 $12.50, 822-8716) or the fabulous French bistro Comme Ça, which offers a decadent three-course menu (In the Cosmopolitan, $56, 698-7910). Spice up the Sunday holiday at Tacos & Tequilas with drink specials on margaritas, Bloody Marias and a mariachi band. (In Luxor, 262-5225.)

Mon 20

Get your kids in the swing of things this summer at the Henderson Parks and Recreation Department’s Smash and Splash Tennis Swim Camp. The camp is offered Monday through Thursday, June 20-23, June 27-30, and July 11-15 at Silver Springs courts and outdoor swimming pool. (1951 Silver Springs Parkway, $100 per week, ages 8-17. Register at

Tue 21

Many Strip restaurants are taking a summer break from charging the big bucks by offering Vegas locals special prices to show their gratitude. Boa Steakhouse (4) and Sushi Roku in Caesars Palace are offering a three-course prix fixe summer menu for $45, as well as 20 percent off lunch and dinner through Labor Day (733-7373). Locals can also enjoy 20 percent off the tasty and savory flavors of Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio Bar & Grill in the Venetian through Sept. 30 (796-1110) as well as 20 percent off the entire bill at Eva Longoria’s tasty Beso Steakhouse along with complimentary admission to her luxurious club, Eve (Crystals, 254-2376).

Wed 22

Be intrigued and amazed as sleight-of-hand artist Stephane Vanel brings his Parisian illusions to The Magic of Paris. The former Armani model will be joined by entertainers including marionette artist Anthony Rais and Audrey Remy-Liotier, who will lead the show’s dance numbers. (Shows at 4 and 6 p.m. Tue-Sun in the Anthony Cools Experience Showroom at Paris Las Vegas. Tickets start at $34 at, 6 years and older.)

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Leave it to the state to do this to Oscar Goodman. The day before Las Vegas voters decided who would step into his mayoral shadow, the Legislature killed off his latest chances to land a stadium for the Valley. It did, however, tell him that he could once again smoke while eating. Though any plans he had to smoke and eat while texting in a moving car will have to be set aside. Nevada libertarianism only goes so far.