Grease Your Hair for Rockabilly Weekend

A curated guide to this week in your city


Thursday, April 2

Easter isn’t until Sunday, but the good folks of Summerlin have been celebrating since March 21. Destination Spring at Downtown Summerlin features arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations, and parties under the stars. Hurry, because it all ends April 4.

Friday, April 3

You don’t have to be Filipino to enjoy the rich cultural heritage of the Philippines being offered at the Pinoy Pride Celebration, beginning at 11 a.m. daily today through Sunday at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. All you need is an appreciation for good food, music and art.

Saturday, April 4

The career of a professional dancer can be tumultuous, exhilarating and all-too-brief, as the Pink Tutu Ballet Company demonstrates with a free performance of Shinka: The Life Cycle of a Dancer, 7 p.m. at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza, 720 Twin Lakes Dr. The production features choreography by the renowned Grigory Smirnov of the Moscow Conservatory. Did we mention it’s free?

rockabilly-01_WEBSunday, April 5

It may be Easter Sunday, but this is Las Vegas, where the good times pause for no holiday. The Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend certainly isn’t slowing down. Music, cool old cars, pinup fashion, dancing—what’s not to love? The party started Thursday and concludes today at the Orleans.

Monday, April 6

Art tells us stories, and stories create our myths. That’s the gist of a lecture by artist Branden Koch titled “Art Practice: Memory, Myth and Storytelling,” 7:30 p.m. at UNLV’s Barrick Museum. Koch is known for interjecting humor into his presentations, so you’ll laugh as you learn.

Tuesday, April 7

Hey there, resident of a representative democracy: It’s Election Day. Have you voted yet? If not, why not? If you live in Henderson, Las Vegas or North Las Vegas, you have a dog in this fight. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Check Clark County’s elections page for locations.

fair-01_WEBWednesday, April 8

A county without a county fair is like a day without sunshine, which is gloomy and sad. Clark County’s version of this American tradition, which includes a rodeo, has been going on in one form or another since 1965. It has all the fixings: concerts, a midway, animal husbandry, exhibits and plenty of good things to eat that are bad for you. Today through April 12 at the fairgrounds in Logandale.