Break Out the Kilt and Polish Up Your Caber, the Highland Games are Coming

The the 2014 Las Vegas Highland Games are at Floyd Lamb Park April 12.

The the 2014 Las Vegas Highland Games are at Floyd Lamb Park April 12.

Thursday, April 10

Pssst, buddy … want to buy a computer or a desk chair cheap? Then UNLV has a deal for you. The campus is clearing out surplus property at a public sale and auction, 1:30-4 p.m. at the Thunder Warehouse on campus, and you’re invited. Good deals abound.

Friday, April 11

You know what you need? A night of music, dance and wine, that’s what. Which is why we’re sending you over to the Winchester Cultural Center for Starlight and Strings: Tango, which features professional dancers from Los Angeles, dinner and some very romantic moves. 6 p.m., 3130 McLeod Dr. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 day of show;

Saturday, April 12

Whether they’re tossing hammers, playing the bagpipes or just comparing kilts, one thing is certain: Celts know how to party. They’re putting their skills on display today and tomorrow at Floyd Lamb Park for the 2014 Las Vegas Highland Games, a celebration of all things Scottish. It’s the 10th anniversary for this get-together, and it’s going to be a rollicking good time. Tickets: $10-$15, children 5 and under free;

Sunday, April 13

Return with us now to the days when cars were as big as your average Las Vegas home lot, gas was cheap and chrome was plentiful, at the ninth annual Cadillac Through the Years car show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Town Square. The cars—more than 70 of them—are courtesy of the Las Vegas Cadillac LaSalle Club; the wistful longing for a simpler time is your own.

Monday, April 14

Best summer job for kids? Being a lifeguard. Who didn’t want to get a tan and wear a whistle? Best way to prep for such a job? Henderson’s Jr. Lifeguard Spring Clinic, 8-11 a.m. at the Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Rd. This isn’t training; more like a great opportunity for teens to see what it takes to become a lifeguard. $50 per teen (ages 12-15);

Tuesday, April 15

Tax day. Damn gubmint. Why, it’s enough to make you want to take up a life of tax-free crime. Explore that option, legally, at the Mob Museum’s buy-one-get-one admission special for locals, which happens every Tuesday after 1 p.m. As a bonus: Parking is free all this month. Admission: $10-$20;

Wednesday, April 16

Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest, is choc-a-bloc with madmen, monsters, lovers and phantoms. And a new production of this ethereal classic is making its stage debut right here in Las Vegas this month at The Smith Center. See it before it moves on to the rest of the world. 8 p.m. tonight, shows through April 27; tickets: $35-$75;



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