Thursday, May 23
Time you learned a bit about one of this city’s most interesting landmarks, the Las Vegas Moulin Rouge, which both opened and closed in 1955. It was central to the civil rights movement in this town, and was owned by the first black woman to hold a Nevada gaming license. The Neon Museum will screen portions of Stan Armstrong’s documentary film, The Misunderstood Legend of the Las Vegas Moulin Rouge, followed by a panel discussion. 5:30 p.m., 229-5366, NeonMuseum.org.
Friday, May 24
Punk rock and bowling go together like beer and … ice cream. Yet it works. Which is why the Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival has been here since 1999. Three days, 60 bands, outdoor parties, indoor concerts and a bowling tournament, all Downtown and beginning today. Through May 27, outdoor festival at 7th St. and Mesquite Blvd., all ages welcome, PunkRockBowling.com. Punk not your thing? Maybe you should head for The Smith Center and try the Latin Chamber of Commerce Mariachi Festival, featuring 300 students from the school district’s Mariachi and Ballet Folklórico program. 7:30 p.m., $25, TheSmithCenter.com.
Saturday, May 25
Is Henderson ever not throwing a party? This weekend it’s the Straight from the Bayou Crawfish Festival, a celebration of all things Louisiana. That means music, but mostly it means crawfish. Mud bugs. Little lobsters. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the Henderson Pavilion, $12, HendersonLive.com.
Sunday, May 26
The Puerto Rican Association of Las Vegas invites you to attend its 15th annual Memorial Day Festival, noon to 8 p.m. at the Clark County Amphitheater. It’s got all the trimmings—food, drink, music—and this is a long weekend, so what are you waiting for?
Monday, May 27
Take a moment to think about why you have the day off. Palm Mortuary is holding its annual Memorial Day Service at 9 a.m. at the Downtown Mortuary and Cemetery, 1325 N. Main St. There will be speeches from dignitaries, an honor-guard ceremony and plenty of time to pay tribute to the nation’s men and women who died at war.
Tuesday, May 28
Left of Center Gallery’s newest exhibit honors America’s music with Jazz Fest, a series of paintings, masks and sculptures by artists KD Matheson, Dayo Adelaja and others. Through June 1 at LOC Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Rd., LeftofCenterArt.org.
Wednesday, May 29
Food trucks may be totally two years ago, but the trend still spins off creative new approaches. Case in point: Sauced Vegas, a rolling cornucopia of tapas and dipping sauces. Best thing about this stop, however, is that it coincides with a keg-tapping party at 6 p.m. at Khoury’s Fine Wine and Spirits. 9915 S. Eastern Ave., KhourysFineWine.com.