Thursday, April 25
Get political with Protectors of the State: A Conversation with Three Former Governors at the Mob Museum courtroom. Nevada Governors Bob List, Richard Bryan and Bob Miller participate in the panel discussion, plus a signing of Miller’s Son of a Gambling Man. 300 Stewart Ave. 6 p.m., TheMobMuseum.org. Over at UNLV, a different kind of panel discussion features the Brown family, familiar to fans of the TLC program Sister Wives. 6 p.m., Marjorie Barrick Museum, UNLV.edu.
Friday, April 26
Wouldn’t not having to pay a lease anymore be paradise? That’s what HELP of Southern Nevada is hoping for with its annual Passport to Paradise fundraiser, bringing the nonprofit one step closer to owning all of its buildings. 98.5 KLUC’s Chet Buchanan hosts, and Barry Black performs. 6:30 p.m., Four Seasons Hotel, HelpSoNV.org.
Saturday, April 27
Head for the Cannery for the Thai/Lao Food and Cultural Festival, celebrating Songkran, or Thai New Year, complete with dancing, a beauty contest, muay thai combat and vendors. 2121 E. Craig Rd., 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., continues April 28, ThaiLaoFestivalVegas.com. The Las Vegas Foodie Fest is also under way through Sunday with more than 30 food trucks and vendors. White Castle will grill up its signature burgers. Get there early. Noon to midnight, Silverton hotel-casino, LasVegasFoodieFest.com.
Sunday, April 28
Who needs perfect Pomeranians or svelte Scottish Terriers when plenty of furry friends in need of homes can capture your heart? The Animal Foundation’s Best In Show features adoptable dogs from Lied Animal Shelter. Noon, Orleans Arena, AnimalFoundation.com/BestInShow. Don’t miss Couture for Causes, a midday shopping soirée benefiting Communities in Schools of Nevada. Noon to 4 p.m., The Arts Factory, CiSNevada.org/Couture.
Monday, April 29
The Summit, presented by the Jewish National Fund, focuses on innovation and sustainability worldwide. Speakers include former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. April 27-29, Red Rock Resort, JNF.org/TheSummit.
Tuesday, April 30
Working out with the little ones is more than just that viral video of the yoga lady twirling her baby around over her head. There are more sensible options, such as Stroller Strides at Tivoli Village. Supporting women through pre- and postnatal fitness, the class teaches power walking and jogging, plus toning exercises using the stroller. 9 a.m., TivoliVillageLV.com.
Wednesday, May 1
Grab your dancing shoes for Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Greek, Israeli, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian and Turkish styles at Ethnic Express International Folk Dancing classes. 6:30 p.m., Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., ages 8 and up, EthnicExpressLasVegas.org.