CATCHING THE SUN
Bring a blanket and some snacks to Clark County Government Center because New York jazz greats Spyro Gyra are playing a free concert! The show is part of the Jazz in the Park concert series, which is celebrating its 26th year. Seating begins at 5 p.m. May 30, and we suggest arriving early to get the best view. ClarkCountyNV.gov.
YOUNG AND IN LOVE
See the future of local ballet in the Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre’s production of La Bayadère. Children ages 18 months to 18-years-old will re-create Marius Petipa’s classic tale about a love triangle between a temple dancer, a noble warrior and a High Brahmin in Royal India’s past. The drama unfolds at UNLV’s Ham Hall on May 30. NevadaBallet.org.
The weather’s getting warmer, so that means it’s time for Dive In Movies! On June 1, catch Elvis’ 1964 classic, Viva Las Vegas at the Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool. There’s no better way to see the film about a race car driver’s romance with a swimming instructor in the Entertainment Capital of the World than in the center of the Strip itself. CosmopolitanLasVegas.com.
Dick Dale, “King of the Surf Guitar,” hits Hard Rock Live on June 3. You’ve probably heard his signature buzzsaw style in “Misirlou,” which is the opening theme of Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. The 78-year-old surf-rock pioneer fought through diabetes and cancer, so show some respect when he launches into the reverb-soaked melody of “Esperanza.” HardRock.com.