Scalawags Set Sail in Lorenzi Park


Thursday, April 24

What do you call it when a good food truck parks near your office at lunchtime? Good luck. What do you call it when about 50 food trucks park in one spot for a weekend? Las Vegas Foodie Fest, a gathering of mobile-eats purveyors from across the country. Today through Sunday you can get your fill of everything from funnel cakes to crepes, all at the lot across from Luxor.

Friday, April 25

In its first two years, Nevada’s Big Give raised more than $900,000 for nonprofits around the state. The one-day, online fundraiser seeks to make it easy for Silver State residents to give where they live, or find a cause they can support. The third Big Give is today from midnight to 11:59 p.m.

Saturday, April 26

Did you know there’s now a “craft beer lifestyle”? Neither did we. It revolves around party games, food and dancing. Find out more about this new trend at the Great Las Vegas Festival of Beer, 4-8 p.m. at the Fremont East Entertainment District. We assume it’s also OK to go if you just want to sample some of the 250 local and regional brews on tap. And, face it: That’s why you want to go. $40-$50;

Sunday, April 27

Set aside the fact that Las Vegas is landlocked and get yourself over to Pirate Fest, Friday through today at Lorenzi Park. (It’s actually a mash-up of pirates, steampunks and faeries, so pretty much all the bases are covered.) They’ll have all the staples—food, games, beer—and you don’t have to have scurvy to join in the fun. $8-$12;

Monday, April 28

Return with us now to the days of families gathered around the radio at night with the Apple Sisters, a 1940s-style radio show with a modern twist. The sisters (not really sisters) will be celebrating spring with their show It’s April, Fools! at 8:30 p.m. Inspire Theater, 107 Las Vegas Blvd. South; $10;

Tuesday, April 29

Attention homeschoolers: Springs Preserve’s excellent STEM-focused Growin’ Up Youth Garden Series continues at 1 p.m. with “Parts of a Plant,” a hands-on guide to flora for learners ages 9-12.

Wednesday, April 30

OK, so the date’s a little off, but you can still play and win for a good cause at Three Square’s Cinco de Mayo Bingo. You can just play, you can play while you eat and drink, or you can enter the raffle. But no matter what you choose, you’ll be supporting the Valley’s largest food bank, and there’s no losing in that. Doors at 5:30 p.m., games begin at 7;