Kodo Dadan by Takashi Okamoto

Dadan Drums Up Something Special for The Smith Center, Wilson Adapts to the Screen

What to do around the clock in Las Vegas.

Thursday 23

Join thousands of Nevadans crowdfunding their favorite organizations on Nevada’s Big Give day. All day, nvbiggive.razoo.com

It’s Front Porch Thursday at Big Dog’s Draft House, this week featuring local singer-songwriter Nick Mattera, who can boast opening for Better Than Ezra and Cheap Trick. 7 p.m., 4543 N. Rancho Dr., facebook.com/bigdogsdrafthouse

The Nevada Women’s Film Festival returns this weekend with screenings, special guests and panels focused on the fair representation of women in the film industry. Today, the festival kicks off with a discussion on diversity and inclusion, followed by a special screening of The Track. 6 p.m., $12, venues vary, nwffest.com

Friday 24

It’s time for an adventure under the sea at Huntsman Entertainment’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid at Henderson Pavilion. 7:30 p.m., $20–$25, 200 S. Green Valley Pkwy.,
facebook.com/cityofhenderson

Ghost World graphic novelist-turned-screenwriter Daniel Clowes’ second screen adaptation, Wilson, starring Woody Harrelson, opens in theaters today. Theaters and times vary, fandango.com

Enjoy An Evening with Vince Gill & Lyle Lovett featuring solo and duo performances showcasing the country stars’ musical versatility. 7:30 p.m., $30–$99, The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com

Guantanamo Baywatch, a crass mishmash of surf and garage rock, brings its irreverence to The Bunkhouse Saloon, with support from the Van Der Rohe and Thee Swank Bastards. 9 p.m., $10,
bunkhousedowntown.com

Saturday 25

Dadan, meaning “drumming men” in Japanese, gives a performance of Japanese folk art and music called Kodo, centered around the powerful, rhythmic beats of Taiko drums. 7:30 p.m., $29–$99, The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com

To raise awareness and money to benefit underprivileged seniors, elderly, disabled and their caregivers, the Independent Senior Foundation holds a Motorcycle and Hot Rod Contest with music, gourmet food trucks, vendors, tattoo artists and guests Welder Up from Discovery Channel TV show Vegas Rat Rods. 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Eastern Canyon Plaza, 8695 S. Eastern Ave., $10.

Vegas Indoor Skydiving celebrates its 35th anniversary with the Tunnel Jam competition to benefit Three Square Food Bank. Attendees who donate a bag of nonperishable food can enjoy live music, food, the chance to win raffle prizes, and the best flyers facing off in the 22-foot-tall flight chamber. Noon, competition at 5 p.m., threesquare.org

9th Island Cultural Club of Las Vegas showcases Hawaiian and Polynesian culture with Mahalo Luau. Savor traditional dishes like Kalua pig and poi while enjoying dance and music performances. 4 p.m., adults $45, ages 5–13 $20, ages 4 and under free, Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza, 720 Twin Lakes Dr., 9thiccoflv.org

In Our Heads About Our Hair screens at the Women’s Empowerment Conference. Join the conversation, elevated by skilled facilitators and speakers, about health and wellness, family and self sufficiency. 9 a.m., West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd., artslasvegas.org

Wilson

Sunday 26

The ancient Moche inhabited the area that is now Peru from 100–800 CE. Thanks to artwork found on pottery made by Moche peoples, Valley of Fire offers Moche Toss—a game somewhat like skeet-shooting. Learn about the game from a World Atlatl Association member’s re-created tools. 11 a.m., Atlatl Rock picnic area at Valley of Fire State Park, parks.nv.gov/events

It should be an interesting night at the Double Down Saloon with Biffers, a punk rock band from Livorno, Italy, and Uberschall at midnight. 10 p.m., 4640 Paradise Rd., doubledownsaloon.com

Monday 27

NYC-based Japanese action-comic punk band Peelander-Z brings their talents and antics to Beauty Bar with support from Illicitor, Time Crashers and Easter Teeth. 8 p.m., $10, 517 Fremont St., beautybarlv.com

Don’t forget to stop and smell the flowers! Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens’ Japanese-inspired display is here for spring, featuring a 35-foot Kabuki figure, traditional tea house, golden temple and 80,000 flowers. 24 hours, bellagio.com

Tuesday 28

Learn from expert instructors how to increase your efficiency and reduce the impact of your running or walking style in REI Boca Park’s Chi Running class. 7 p.m., 710 S. Rampart Blvd., rei.com/stores/las-vegas-boca-park

The late, great Debbie Reynolds plays the titular character in Unsinkable Molly Brown, which screens today at Clark County Library’s Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou series. 1 p.m., Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Rd., lvccld.org

Learn how to hone your wardrobe and make heads turn from the most highly sought-after fashion illustrator/luxury project designer working today. Dallas Shaw’s The Way She Wears It: The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Revealing Your Personal Style hits shelves today. $12.99, harpercollins.com

Wednesday 29

Aid for AIDS of Nevada and House of Blues host Beatles vs. Stones, featuring six sets from the iconic groups of rock and roll history. 7 p.m., $12, inside Mandalay Bay, houseofblues.com/lasvegas

Enjoy half-priced bottles and glasses of Oregon wine while creating a masterpiece at Wine and Canvas. You’ll be lakeside right by the Fountains of Bellagio, so try not to get distracted by water shooting over 400 feet into the air. 6:30 p.m., $35, inside Bellagio, wineandcanvas.com

Take the opportunity to enlighten yourself at Cuba and the United States: Does Engaging Our Adversaries Work? Brookings Scholar Theodore Piccone will discuss the pros and cons of the Obama administration’s strategy. 6–7 p.m., Greenspun Hall Auditorium, UNLV, unlv.edu

Looking for more stuff to do? Go to vegasseven.com/calendar.

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