This Week’s Most-Wanted Events: Mariachi Festival, Seven Deadly Sins


CSN’s spring dance concert “Seven Deadly Sins” runs May 2 and 3

Música de Mayo

There’s more to Cinco de Mayo than margaritas, ya know? The Latin Chamber of Commerce honors the Battle of Puebla with a Mariachi Festival at The Smith Center on May 2, and your presence is encouraged. More than 300 musicians and ballet folklórico dancers from the Clark County School District will be joined by professional troupes from L.A. and Guadalajara, Mexico.

Opera for Everybody

Sin City Opera intertwines the tales of two women in The Telephone and The Human Voice. With the common thread of telephone conversation, the production flashes between the live stories, one presented in technicolor and one in black and white. For those of you who think you don’t understand the opera: Rest easy, it’s told with a contemporary twist, and it’s all in English. Show dates are May 2-3 and 9-10 at OnyxTheatre.

Spring in Their Step

Turn away from the Dance Moms reruns and swing by CSN for the spring dance concert Seven Deadly Sins. The production explores the theme of “moral relativism” as two sisters weave through seven cities that test their temptation. It’s movement that makes you think. Showtimes are 2 p.m. May 2 and 3 p.m. May 3, in the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre.

Comic Relief

A worldwide event, Free Comic Book Day touches down May 3. More than 60 titles will be available at no cost, and stores across the Valley are celebrating with costume contests, signings and more. Visit for a full list of participating stores. As comic book (err, graphic novel) creator Stan Lee would sign off, Excelsior!