Seven Days

A curated guide to this week in your city

Thursday, March 28

Get the poodle skirts and pomade ready when the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly weekender returns to the Orleans. The four days of activities include the classic-car show; performances by Little Richard, Dick Dale and other legends of the era; a tiki pool party; the annual VLV swimsuit contest; a pinup academy and more. 1 p.m.,

Friday, March 29

Graduates of the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts are banding together for one night of performances to benefit the school on its 20th anniversary (see Page 77), complete with comedian/actor Baron Vaughn as emcee—and you never know what other surprise celebrity alumni might make an appearance. 7 p.m., Las Vegas Academy Theater at 9th Street and Clark Ave.,

Saturday, March 30

Women’s history month is winding down, but author Su Kim Chung will fill you in on some Vegas history as well when she signs copies of her book, Las Vegas Then and Now, at the Neon Museum. 770 Las Vegas Blvd. N., 1 p.m., Plus, Easter springs into view a day early with Hop & Shop: Easter Egg Hunt and Family Festival at 10 a.m. at Town Square Park.

Sunday March 31

Palm Eastern Mortuary & Cemetery hosts its 28th annual Easter Sunrise Service. Starting at 6:30 a.m., the family-friendly event will feature an inspirational message delivered by Reverend Leo Wood, a ceremonial release of doves, live music and entertainment, a complimentary continental breakfast, a special appearance by the Easter Bunny and more.

Monday, April 1

In honor of the prankster’s favorite day of mischief, the Bright Light City Bassoons present their annual April Fool’s Day concert. The 2013 theme is “Bassooning with the Stars! So You Think You Can Play Bassoon.” The ensemble of professional and amateur bassoonists will play selections such as “St. Louis Blues”, “Viva Las Vegas!” “Baby Elephant Walk” and the “Muppets Theme Song.” 7:30 p.m., Doc Rando Hall at UNLV.

Tuesday, April 2

Haven’t done your taxes yet? If you’re age 50 and up, free AARP tax-form preparation is underway at various locations around town. Call 229-1702 or visit for locations and times.

Wednesday, April 3

The Querrey Family Foundation hosts a Las Vegas Davis Cup Rally to support tennis star and U.S. Davis Cup starter Sam Querrey. The rally begins at 6 p.m. at the Darling Tennis Center with complimentary food and beverage, followed by a message from Sam as he prepares to take on Serbia.