Valley of Fire by Paul Rosenberg

Trail the Valley of Fire, Witness the Magic of Matilda

What to do around the clock in Las Vegas.

Thursday 9

Get some insight into an infamous mobster from National Book Award winner Deirdre Bair, author of Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend, at an installment of The Mob Museum’s Wiseguy Speaker Series.
7 p.m., free for members or with museum admission ($10-$24), themobmuseum.org

In the 2009 movie The Informant!, Matt Damon plays the Archer Daniels Midland executive responsible for uncovering the Fortune 500 company’s price-fixing scandal. Hear the real-life whistleblower, Dr. Mark Whitaker, talk about corporate ethics, greed and more at UNLV’s Sustainability Speaker Series. 2:30 p.m., Phillip J. Cohen Theatre at UNLV, unlv.edu

Lobster ME gives you more reasons to love the decadent crustacean with new menu items such as lobster knuckle sandwiches with brie, Gruyère, chives and Béchamel. Hours vary, inside Miracle Mile Shops and Grand Canal Shoppes, lobsterme.com

Double Down Saloon hosts a screening of A Fat Wreck, a documentary about punk-rock record label Fat Wreck Chords, with free popcorn, tunes by DJ Fish and a live performance by The Sleights. 9 p.m., doubledownsaloon.com

Friday 10

If you’re not first, you’re last! PBR Rock Bar has NASCAR weekend covered with a watch party on its patio, featuring live music, comfort food and drink specials. Oh, and opportunities to ride the watering hole’s mechanical bull. Deals start at 8 a.m., inside Miracle Mile Shops, pbrrockbar.com

Nathan Adelson Hospice’s Flair for Care fashion show fundraiser lands at Wynn Las Vegas to showcase the designs of Yigal Azrouël. 10:30 a.m., $250, nah.org

The San Diego-based Queen Bee Market expands to our Valley, bringing over 60 vendors together at The Conference Center of Las Vegas. Peruse handcrafted items, from home decor and furniture to clothing and accessories, hand-picked by the market’s owners. Fri. 4 p.m.–9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., $5, free for kids 12 and under and adults with military ID, 6590 Bermuda Rd., facebook.com/thequeenbeemarket 

Experience a Chinese cultural performance featuring music, dance, acrobatics and more during Shen Yun at The Smith Center. 7:30 p.m., $70–$200, thesmithcenter.com

Saturday 11

The Neon Museum hosts Aladdin’s March Magic, a program for preschoolers to third graders. The Neon Boneyard Genie will give a dramatic reading of the traditional Aladdin folktale, and kids will have a chance to draw their own magic carpet to “fly” around the Neon Boneyard in search of Aladdin’s lamp. 5 p.m., $5 for individual adult and child, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. N., neonmuseum.org

Spring Mountain Ranch State Park’s Paint with a Ranger program teaches the basics of creating outdoor landscapes in watercolor. All supplies are provided, but spots are limited. 10 a.m., $7-$9 park entry fee, reservations required (702-875-4141), parks.nv.gov

Support kids battling life-threatening cancer at Walk for Wishes at Town Square Las Vegas. Individuals and teams of runners and walkers alike can raise money for Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada by registering for the 1-mile walk or 5K. 7 a.m., $20–$30, snv.wish.org

When the classical/neo-soul/R&B fusion quartet Sons of Serendip performed on Season 9 of America’s Got Talent, they earned unanimous approval from the judges. See them in UNLV’s Performing Arts Series. 8 p.m., $20–$55, Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall, unlv.edu

Sunday 12

A 1-mile guided hike at Valley of Fire leads participants to a petrified log collection, giving insight into the area’s ecological and geological history. Keep your eyes peeled for spring wildflowers! 1:30 p.m., $8–10 vehicle entrance fee, Valley of Fire Visitor Center, parks.nv.gov

Chill out to the reggae sounds of Tribal Seeds and Raging Fyah at Brooklyn Bowl. 7:30 p.m., $25–$35, brooklynbowl.com/las-vegas

Browse candles, soaps, jewelry and decorative goods made by some of the finest arts and crafts vendors in the Valley. Shop for gifts and support local artisans at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino during the Artisan Craft Festival. 10 a.m., artisancraftfestival.com

Enjoy the blues of Walter Waiters at Champagne’s Cafe. Noon, 3557 S. Maryland Pkwy., champagnescafe.vegas

Monday 13

Sugar Factory’s new, two-story restaurant and confectionary shop just opened at Fashion Show. Check out the indoor/outdoor carousel bar, enjoy wraparound views of the Strip from the Chocolate Lounge and explore the sculpture garden. Hours vary, sugarfactory.com

The Bargain DJ Collective spins into the wee hours of the morning for your listening pleasure at the charmingly grungy Double Down Saloon. 10 p.m., doubledownsaloon.com

Matilda the Musical

Tuesday 14

Delano Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Fashion Council have partnered on a mannequin art exhibit, with each figure hand-painted by local artists to portray their personal journeys. Check them out before LVFC auctions them off in May. Delano Las Vegas, delanolasvegas.com

Allow Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys to entertain you at The Dive Bar, with support from Wayne “The Train” Hancock and locals Will & the Hi-Rollers and The Rhyolite Sound.
9 p.m., $15–$20, facebook.com/divebarlv

Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book, Matilda, is the story of how an extraordinary girl takes a stand against the tyrannical adults in her life and finds acceptance. The tale has been adapted to both film and Broadway—and you can catch the stage show, Matilda The Musical, at The Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall this week. 7:30 p.m., $29–$127, thesmithcenter.com

Wednesday 15

A week ago, Cream launched its Sundae of Champions, complete with a crumbled cookie and brownie and scoops of ice cream, all topped with an ice cream sandwich, a cookie, whipped cream and sprinkles. Hours vary, $13, 10271 S. Eastern Ave. Suite 115, 1980 Festival Plaza Dr., creamnation.com

Seattle-based band Maszer is set to release a new LP this year. The psychedelic indie rockers bring their experimental sound Downtown at The Bunkhouse Saloon. 8 p.m., $5, bunkhousedowntown.com

Billy and Emily England of Absinthe’s “Skates of Hell” act swoop into Gold Spike for the pop-up roller rink party, Down & Derby. The event provides free skates; you provide smooth moves while rocking some sweet disco attire. 10 p.m., sk8party.com/las-vegas

Looking for more stuff to do in Las Vegas? Check out vegasseven.com/calendar.

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