Simply Pure Hosts a Simply Good Food Celebration, A Snack Wagon Rolls Into Town

What to do around the clock in Las Vegas.

Thursday 30

Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada honors Elaine Wynn and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto at its eighth annual Corks & Forks Gala, which features cocktails, a dinner, opportunities to bid on silent auction items and a performance by Santana lead singer Andy
Vargas. 6 p.m., $300, at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, corksandforks17.auction-bid.org

UNLV’s Allegro Guitar Series presents Benjamin Verdery, the prolific artistic director of the Art of the Guitar Series in New York, for an evening of innovative classical guitar. 8 p.m., $45, UNLV’s Lee and Thomas Beam Music Center, unlv.edu

The Snack Wagon Takeover series returns to Harvest by Roy Ellamar, this time featuring small bites by Other Mama executive chef and owner Dan Krohmer, who travels table to table discussing his creations with diners. 5–9 p.m., inside Bellagio, reservations available at 866-906-7171 (For more information, see “Be Their Guest” on page 25)

Let the heavy electro rock of Battle Tapes wash over you at Brooklyn Bowl, where dancey indie-pop outfit Beginners open. 7:30 p.m., $10, at The Linq Promenade, brooklynbowl.com/las-vegas

Bring a picnic blanket to Downtown Container Park’s weekly Family Movie Night. Screening tonight is Disney’s recent animated feature Moana, the tale of a Polynesian princess who saves her home. 7 p.m., downtowncontainerpark.com

Other Mama’s Dan Krohmer

Friday 31

Downtown’s Simply Pure picks up and moves to the Desert Shores Clubhouse for its spring celebration, which features live entertainment, wine and vegan food made by Simply Pure’s Stacey Dougan and fellow vegan chef Tracy Carter. 6:30 p.m., $40, 2500 Regatta Dr., simplypurelv.com

You get an email from someone in a foreign country who needs your financial aid to save them from impending doom. What do you do? If you’re writer and performer Dean Cameron, you reply and write a play using real email threads written over the course of 11 months. See The Nigerian Spam Scam Scam at The Space tonight. 8 p.m., $30–$65, 3460 Cavaretta Ct., thespacelv.com

Country music and good times abound at the Academy of Country Music Awards’ Bash at the Beach. Hear performances by Jake Owen, Lee Brice, Brothers Osborne, Big & Rich, Maddie & Tae, Brett Young and William Michael Morgan, all while splashing in Mandalay Bay Beach’s wave pool and sinking your toes in the sand. 7 p.m., $75, mandalaybay.com

The monthly Neon Lit reading series, featuring writers from the UNLV Masters of Fine Arts program, sets up at The Writer’s Block. 7 p.m., 1020 Fremont St., neonlit.org

Saturday 1

The Neon Museum’s artist-in-residence Cardio Spider performs sketch comedy and improv in What’s Your Sign? at the museum’s North Gallery. 2 p.m., registration required, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, neonmuseum.org

What do you get when you have one dinner party, four guests and a conversation about racial identity that gets ugly? An exploration of sex, religion and culture, Disgraced is presented by the Nevada Conservatory Theatre in collaboration with the Cockroach Theatre Company. 7:30 p.m., Alta Ham Fine Arts at UNLV, $17, unlv.edu

Carnevino Italian Steakhouse keeps it fresh by welcoming guest chef Cesare Casella, the “dean of Italian cooking,” to its kitchen. Enjoy a five-course meal with meat provided by farm-to-table online butcher Heritage Foods USA. 7 p.m., $150, inside The Palazzo, cesarecasella.splashthat.com

Experimental electronic jam band Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9) baffles and delights audiences with support from Tauk at Brooklyn Bowl. 8 p.m., $38–$70, at The Linq Promenade,
brooklynbowl.com/las-vegas

The Kizuna Japanese Spring Festival invites you to partake in a Japanese tea ceremony, learn the arts of flower arrangement and origami, and enjoy musical and martial arts performances. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza at Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Dr., kizunajapanesesociety.org

Sip on an assortment of wines while doing some world-class shopping at Downtown Summerlin during the New Vista Wine Walk. The event features more than 20 tasting stations, and proceeds benefit local charity New Vista, which supports the intellectually challenged. 7 p.m., $30–$35, winewalklv.com

Sunday 2

Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies treat moviegoers to Hitchcock classic North by Northwest, returning to theaters nationwide today and April 5. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., theaters and ticket prices vary, fathomevents.com

Listen to Old 97’s “Good With God” collaboration with Brandi Carlile, and then check out the alternative country band at Vinyl. 7 p.m., $22–$45, inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, hardrockhotel.com

Monday 3

We’ve all been to the grocery store, but do you really know how to make nutritious, thrifty choices when you shop there? Attend the UNLV Nutrition Center’s Free Grocery Store Tour to learn tips about healthy eating and getting a better bang for your buck. All participants will be entered to win a healthy culinary gift basket. 6:30 p.m., Albertsons, 1300 E. Flamingo Rd., 702-895-4875, unlv.edu

Stacey Dougan of Simply Pure

Tuesday 4

Veteran journalists and local attorneys discuss their encounters with the Las Vegas mob of the ’70s and ’80s, such as Tony Spilotro and Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, at The Mob Museum’s Courtroom Conversation: The Media and the Mob. 7 p.m., $25, themobmuseum.org

The Las Vegas municipal election matters more than you think, and it’s happening today. Exercise your right to vote—one of the greatest and most underutilized privileges—to elect city council members and municipal court judges who will (hopefully) make our city a better place. 7 a.m.–7 p.m., find your vote center at lasvegasnevada.gov

In The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Frances FitzGerald traces the white evangelical movement from the late 18th century to the Obama presidency. On shelves today. $35, simonandschuster.com

Learn about the evolution of Mexican organized crime and the security policies adopted by the country’s last two presidents at the Brookings Mountain West lecture, Narco Noir: Mexico’s Cartels, Cops and Corruption. 6 p.m., UNLV’s Greenspun Hall, unlv.edu

Wednesday 5

Fresh scents such as flowers and lemon come to mind when thinking about spring, which is why Spa Aquae now offers citrus-themed spa treatments such as a lemon velveteen whipped mousse body treatment and an orchard custard garden fresh pedicure. 8 a.m.–7 p.m., prices vary, at JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, marriott.com

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar’s new spring menus boast items such as Spicy Buffalo Chicken Lollipops and Hatch Chile Bacon Mac N Cheese. Hours vary, at Town Square Las Vegas and Downtown Summerlin, lazydogrestaurants.com  

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