Flogging Molly

Flogging Molly Hits The Cosmopolitan, Dianne Reeves Jazzes up The Smith Center

What to do around the clock in Las Vegas.

Thursday 16

UNLV Opera Theatre joins forces with the UNLV Symphony Orchestra for an enchanting production of A
Midsummer Night’s Dream
. 7:30 p.m., $15–$25, Judy Bayley Theatre, unlv.edu

Settle in for March Madness at B&B Burger & Beer, where celebrity chef Mario Batali’s take on game grub, such as the Southwest BBQ Burger, will not disappoint. During all NCAA Championship games, inside The Venetian, bandbburgerandbeer.com

You can’t resist the Irish brogue and fast beats of Celtic punk band Flogging Molly, which brings its “Drunken Lullabies” to the Boulevard Pool. 8 p.m., $40, at The Cosmopolitan, cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

Friday 17

A St. Patrick’s Day party takes over the dome of the Plaza Hotel & Casino, with themed drink specials and sets by DJ Jacob Savage, indie-pop band Glass Pools and indie-punk outfit Indigo Kid. Stick around to watch the green fireworks! 7 p.m., plazahotelcasino.com

Drink, dance, eat and party your St. Patrick’s Day away on the outside patio at Culinary Dropout, where there will be specialty beer and cocktails, $4 sliders, hot dogs and street tacos, and sounds by DJ Joe Green and Cousin Chad. 5:30 p.m., hardrockhotel.com

Learn how to make warm smoked salmon with cauliflower cream and caviar, chicken potpie and sticky toffee pudding from Bellagio’s executive chef of banquets and catering, Michael Burns, during the kickoff of the hotel’s Culinary Classroom series. Better yet, each course is paired with a festive brew. 7 p.m., $135, Tuscany Kitchen inside Bellagio, 866-906-7171

Rí Rá Las Vegas stretches its St. Patty’s celebration throughout the week, and the revelry gets amped up today. Enjoy live music by the Crooked Jacks, the Black Donnellys and Craic Haus, giveaways, Irish dance, a bagpiper and a specialty menu of the Emerald Isle’s most popular dishes. Entertainment starts at noon, inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, rira.com/las-vegas

Revel on St. Patrick’s Day at The Linq Promenade’s bash, complete with beer trucks, bagpipers, leprechauns and live bands. Restaurants and bars including O’Sheas, Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar and Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery will offer drink and menu specials all day. Noon–10 p.m., thelinq.com

Get your green on for St. Patty’s with Irish dancing, live music, a beer truck and, of course, Irish food and drink specials at McMullan’s Irish Pub. 1 p.m., 4650 W. Tropicana Ave., mcmullansirishpub.com

Dianne Reeves

Saturday 18

Acclaimed jazz vocalist and five-time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves performs at The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz with guests Peter Martin, Peter Sprague, Reginald Veal and Terreon Gully. 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., $45–$79, thesmithcenter.com

Bring little ones to musical story time with Belle at Henderson’s Greater Las Vegas Academy. Beauty and the Beast will be performed by characters from the “tale as old as time.” 11 a.m., 6531 Annie Oakley Dr., RSVP required at 702-405-7323

Neighbors unite for Be Kind Extravaganza with activities for all ages, including a bounce house, board and video games, giveaways and a performance by the Society of Light-Saber Duelists UNLV. Organized by the Josh Stevens Foundation and the City of Henderson, this event promotes kindness and community spirit. 10 a.m., City of Henderson’s Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd., cityofhenderson.com

Cast-iron cooking masters square off at the Old Fort Dutch Oven Cook-Off at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort. Watch the cooks, enjoy diverse dishes in a historic setting and vote for the winners. 8 a.m.–2 p.m., $1 for adults and kids over 12, children 12 and under free, 500 E. Washington Ave., parks.nv.gov/events

Dr. Phobic & The Phobic Tones debut their new CD at Chinatown’s kitschy Golden Tiki, with support from the New Waves and Professor Rex Dart. 9 p.m., 3839 Spring Mountain Rd., thegoldentiki.com

Sunday 19

Las Vegas Little Theatre gives a final performance of It’s Only a Play by Terrence McNally. The production focuses on a wealthy producer’s house party that brings together a cast of narcissistic, petty and irrational characters for an evening of laughs and entertainment. 2 p.m., $21–$24, 3920 Schiff Dr., lvlt.org

Get crafty and celebrate springtime by decorating and painting your own birdhouse at the Springs Preserve’s Origen Museum. 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., $2 for members, $3 for nonmembers with general admission,
335 S. Valley View Blvd., springspreserve.org

Dust off your dancing shoes for Nostalgia, a dance party that brings Latin-themed indie music and ’80s pop to the speakers at Oddfellows. Don’t forget: happy hour lasts from 8 p.m.–10 p.m., when Dos Equis, Pacifico and Modelo beers cost $4. 8 p.m., 150 Las Vegas Blvd. North, facebook.com/oddfellowslv

Monday 20

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, The Juice Standard is serving its Lucky Charm cocktail all March long. Try the juicery’s creative take on the Bloody Mary, crafted with its green Bee Resilient Juice, gin, Worcestershire sauce, lemon and Tabasco sauce. 7 a.m.–11 p.m., $15, inside The Cosmopolitan, juicestandard.com

Blue Sky Yoga offers a Lunchtime Bliss yoga class, a quickie to energize you through your workday. 12:15 p.m.–1 p.m., $12 suggested minimum donation, inside The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., blueskyyogalv.com

Tuesday 21

Take advantage of the warmer weather and enjoy a springtime thrill at the Roller Coaster at New York-New York. 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Mon.–Thurs., 10:30 a.m.–midnight Fri.–Sat., $15, newyorknewyork.com

Honey Salt packs some of spring’s tasty delights into its Farm Table Dinner, featuring fried yellow perch with tarragon remoulade, spring onion tortellini, leg of lamb with eggplant caponata, and carrot cake with maple crème cheese and rum raisins. 6:30 p.m., $54 per person, $25 per person wine pairing, 1031 S. Rampart Blvd., honeysalt.com

Peter Rabbit Tales

Wednesday 22

Enchantment Theatre Company’s Peter Rabbit Tales offers a new take on Beatrix Potter’s beloved characters, presenting a grown-up Peter, Benjamin and Flopsy, all making mischief in Mr. McGregor’s garden. 6:30 p.m., $15–$30, The Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall, thesmithcenter.com

Freshen up with Café Americano’s green Lady Luck cocktail, made with Midori, ginger ale and fresh lime juice. 24 hours, $8, inside Caesars Palace, cafeamericanovegas.com

Once known around town as the “People’s Theatre,” the iconic Huntridge Theater has been vacant for more than a decade. Learn more about the history and cultural significance of the beloved landmark at a talk and related exhibition organized by the Huntridge Foundation. 6:30 p.m., Jewel Box Theater at Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Rd., lvccld.org

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

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