Thursday, April 5
People who wish they’d been born a few decades earlier are descending on the Orleans for the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender beginning today. If you think cars were just better pre-’63 and Bettie Page was hot, you’re going to be very busy for the next few days. VivaLasVegas.net.
Friday, April 6
Everything you always wanted to know about bicycling downtown but were afraid to ask will be revealed this evening at 6 p.m., courtesy of the Regional Transportation Commission’s free bike tour. Stops along the way include The Smith Center, the Mob Museum and the Arts District, where, it so happens, First Friday will be in progress. The ride begins at the RTC parking lot, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway. RTCSNV.com. Also worthy: CSN English professor and Vegas Seven contributor H. Lee Barnes will read from his new book, Car Tag, at 7 p.m. at the CSN West Charleston campus, Room K101.
Saturday, April 7
What are you planning to mark the occasion of Jesus rising from the dead? Many will visit Town Square’s Hop and Shop, which features Easter egg hunts for the kiddies and lots of buying opportunities for mom and dad. But WWJD? We think he’d be more inclined to show up at Easter Seals Nevada’s Walk With Me fundraiser at 9 a.m. at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park. WalkWithMe.org.
Sunday, April 8
Today is actually Easter, so we’ll assume you’re either in church, at brunch or too busy with the last day of the IPL4 video gaming tournament at the Cosmopolitan to read this column. IGN.com.
Monday, April 9
Today might be the day the Las Vegas Wranglers hockey team advances to the second round of the ECHL playoffs! Unless they’ve already done it, since this would be Game 5 of the best-of-five series. If you’re reading this in advance, make sure to go to Games 3 and 4 at the Orleans Arena on April 5 and 6, just in case. All games at 7 p.m., LasVegasWranglers.com.
Tuesday, April 10
When it comes to inclusivity, Las Vegas’ historic Helldorado parade is the closest thing we’ve got to a Mardi Gras procession. Secure a place in the May 19 festivities by registering with the city, now through April 30. ElksHelldorado.com.
Wednesday, April 11
If John Lennon were alive today, he’d be 71 and not likely to be riding on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. But he’s not, and his bus—a mobile recording studio that teaches kids the art of video and audio production—will be parked at The Mirage and open for public tours for the next four days. LennonBus.org.