Rev Up the Rat Rod, Viva Las Vegas Is Back


Thursday, April 17

Here’s your chance to see Robert Coover, one of the country’s most enduring postmodern writers. Coover won the William Faulkner First Novel Award in 1966 for The Origin of the Brunists, the sequel to which is due out soon, which means it was 48 years in the making. Coover also led the first workshop on writing in hypertext in 1989, two years before the launch of the Web. 7 p.m. at UNLV’s Greenspun Hall;

Friday, April 18

The biggest rockabilly party in the world is right here in Las Vegas this weekend, daddy-o! Live music, records, cars, burlesque, fashion … the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend has it all. The party started Thursday and runs through Sunday at the Orleans. Tickets: $30-$135;

Saturday, April 19

Does coloring and hiding Easter eggs sound like too much trouble? We hear you. And so does Town Square. Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. today the shopping center is hosting free egg hunts for kids up to 9 years old. The hunts will happen every 30 minutes in morning and afternoon sessions, but you have to register to participate.

Sunday, April 20

Tonight is the final performance of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess at The Smith Center, so after your Easter dinner settles you might want to catch this Tony Award-winning show. It includes a 23-piece orchestra and extravagant new staging. Even if you’ve already seen the Broadway classic, you haven’t seen it like this. Tickets: $26-$129;

Monday, April 21

Looking for some free music? We got your free music right here. UNLV’s Department of Music is putting on High Desert Horns at 6 p.m. at the Lee and Thomas Beam Music Center, a venue that’s worth a visit all on its own.

Tuesday, April 22

The Nevada Watercolor Society’s Spring Show is in full swing at Springs Preserve. Check out the 40 paintings by local artists featured this year, including still lifes, portraits, abstracts and landscapes. Southern Nevada has the subject matter and the talent. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through May 11;

Wednesday, April 23

Have you been to the Clark County Museum lately? Here’s a reason for another visit: Tribal Treasures: Regional Baskets and Their Collectors, a collection of more than 100 handmade works by Southern Paiute Indians and other regional tribes between 1880 and 1930. This is the first time the museum’s entire collection has been shown as one exhibit. On display through June 30;