Grease Is the Word at UNLV


Thursday, May 1

Best way to get your Disney on without driving to Anaheim? Disney on Ice, today through Sunday at the Thomas & Mack Center. The daily shows feature characters from 18 Disney stories. That means Nemo shares the rink with Pinocchio, Buzz Lightyear and Mufasa.

Friday, May 2

This is it, the final performance of the season for the UNLV Concert Singers and Chamber Chorale at 7:30 p.m. at the Lee and Thomas Beam Music Center on campus. They’ll be joined by local high school choirs, so think of it as the Valley’s version of The Voice. $8-$10; 702-895-2787; If you’re in a different musical mood, UNLV’s still got you covered: Head across campus to the Judy Bayley Theatre for Grease at 8 p.m. $20-$30;

Saturday, May 3

Hey, it’s spring. And in Boulder City, that fact does not pass unnoticed. Hence Spring Jamboree, happening all around the town today and tomorrow. Car shows, rides, tattoos, food, belly dancers … if it’s viagra loosely tied to the vernal equinox, you’ll find it this weekend.

Sunday, May 4

Today is the annual Las Vegas AIDS Walk, the event in which Las Vegas entertainers and thousands of others take to their heels in support of AFAN, Aid for AIDS of Nevada. Penn & Teller will lead the march, as they have for the last 12 years, which last year featured 12,000 walkers who raised almost $400,000. Check for more info or to join the walk.

Monday, May 5

Cinco de Mayo has fallen on a Monday this year, unfortunately, meaning most of the partying happened over the weekend. But if you get obliterated every year in commemoration of the Battle of Puebla in 1862, then your weekend partying is probably still going strong. In that case, we recommend you check the party guide in our Nightlife section, where you’ll find many ways to forget it’s Cinco de Monday.

Tuesday May 6

Speaking of all things Mexican, the College of Southern Nevada’s concert and mariachi bands will be taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. in the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre of CSN’s Performing Arts Center. $8; 702-651-5483;

Wednesday, May 7

Today marks the beginning of the United Way of Southern Nevada’s Pay It Forward, which is seven days of raising money for families in need in Southern Nevada by shopping and dining at participating retailers and restaurants. You shop and eat, establishments donate a portion of the proceeds to United Way, everybody wins. Visit for more information.