April 2017 Magazines - Page 22

The Must Do List EDITOR’S PICKS April April 21-23 32nd Annual Boulder City Spring ArtFest Pirate Fest Las Vegas Arrrgh…Captain Jack Sparrow fans, steampunks and fairy aficionados, don your best pirate wear and patches in celebration of all things scoundrel! Newly relocated at the Craig Ranch Regional Park, 628 W. Craig Rd., this interactive festival is fun for the whole family, with plenty of music, craft vendors, food, games and roving, 22-23 Since the inaugural festival in 1985, this beloved cultural event has continued to draw lovers of the arts to beautiful Bicentennial Park in Boulder City. Now, with more than 15,000 people in attendance each year, you’ll find an eclectic collec- tion displayed by more than 130 local and regional artists showcasing a variety of art including painting, sculpture and photography. All proceeds benefit scholarships from the Boulder City Art Guild. Call 702-280-3985 or visit www.bouldercitychamberofcommerce.com for info. costumed entertainers. Enjoy themed games, drawings for cruises, an 8K run or 1-mile fun run, and the annual Zappo’s Cardboard Boat Regatta, where manmade boats (or other floaty things) set sail for a race to the finish. Kids receive a free treasure map where they complete tasks from walking the plank to learning to sword fight, receiving a booty of cool pirate stuff just for finishing. Visit www.piratefestlv.com for tickets and more information. May 11-14 Las Vegas Helldorado Days The longest running, hardest bucking, Yee Haw! April 29 & 30 25th Annual Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz/Rhythm & Blues Festival Get your funky soulful groove on at this annual event that brings thousands of jazz, blues and R&B lovers from across the country to the Clark Country Government Ampitheater (500 S. Grand Central Parkway). Show will feature headliners including Brian Culbertson, Gerald Albright, LaLah Hathaway, Algebra Blessett and more, while also showcasing food and craft vendors. VIP, Early Bird Tickets (sell out quickly) and general admission tickets, more information and additional featured artists are now available at www.yourjazz.com. inducing event this side of the Mississippi (at least in Las Vegas!) is back for another year of Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) competitions and 26 & 27 carnival, Whiskerino (facial hair) contest, golf and 13th Annual Best Dam Barbeque Challenge poker tournaments, art show, art auction, exhibits, food and beverages and you’ve got a rip roarin’ great time that benefits the charitable work of the local Elks May Last Cowboy Standing event. Add to this, a parade, the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series Get a piece of finger-lickin’ good eatin’ at this two-day barbeque mainstay held at Bicentennial Park in Boulder City. Besides divine Lodge #1468. Main events are held within Las Vegas BBQ goodness, kids will enjoy live music and DJ’s, a Family Fun Village, located at 3901 S. Las Vegas Blvd. (across from Zone and Kids Que grilling lessons and competition, while parents the Luxor Hotel & Casino), with other events held can check out the Best Dam Car Show or cheer on law enforcement citywide. To purchase tickets in advance or view a in the Police vs. Firefighter Rib Eating Contest. The festival is free to schedule of events visit www.elkshelldorado.com. the public. Visit www.bestdambarbeque.com for more information. 22 April/May 2017