The Must Do List EDITOR’S PICKS May May 11-14 The Ogden Foundation Celebrity Bowl Las Vegas Helldorado Days The longest running, hardest bucking, Yee Haw! 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 the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series Last Cowboy Standing event. Add to this, a parade, carnival, Whiskerino (facial hair) contest, golf and 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 Lodge #1468. Main events are held within Las Vegas Village, located at 3901 S. Las Vegas Blvd. (across from the Luxor Hotel & Casino), with other events held city- wide. To purchase tickets in advance or view a schedule of events visit www.elkshelldorado.com. May – August Super Summer Theatre The great outdoors pro- vides the ideal backdrop as Super Summer Theatre kicks off its 2017 season at Spring Mountain Ranch. The program starts off this year with the classic musi- cal Oklahoma. Directed by one of Las Vegas’s top pro- ducers, Troy Heard, this high-spirited tale of Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, and their story of love, will entertain the entire family. As the season continues, bring out your best picnic bas- ket spread and kick back under the stars, enjoying other classic productions that include The Wedding Singer, In the Heights, Man of La Mancha, and Young Frankenstein, with a selection of off-season produc- tions slated to be performed by The Speeding Theatre- Over 55 troupe. Visit www.supersummertheatre.org for tickets and more information. 18 May/June 2017 20 & 21 The Super Bowl of bowling comes to the Red Rock Casino lanes as participants get their game on amongst a star studded field of celebrities that includes NFL Hall of Famer Jonathan Ogden. A fund raiser for the Ogden Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports the health, education and social skills of youth in Las Vegas, you’ll experience a Red Carpet Arrival, Celebrity Intro and Bowling Competition, both Amateur and Celeb-Am Competitions, Food, Raffles and more. Visit www.ogdencelebritybowl.com for tickets and sponsorship info. May 26 & 27 13th Annual Best Dam Barbeque Challenge Get a piece of finger-lickin’ good eatin’ at this two-day barbeque mainstay held at Bicentennial Park in Boulder City. Besides divine BBQ goodness, kids will enjoy live music and DJ’s, a Family Fun Zone and Kids Que grilling lessons and competition, while parents can check out the Best Dam Car Show or cheer on law enforcement in the Police vs. Firefighter Rib Eating Contest. The festival is free to the public. Visit www.bestdambarbeque.com for more information. June 9 & 11 Opera Las Vegas Presents: Verdi’s Rigoletto Judy Bayley Theater at UNLV hosts this world class production that brings the beauty and culture of opera to Las Vegas. Starring Michael Chioldi, So Young Park, Kirk Dougherty, Rubin Casas, Danielle Marcelle Bond, and directed by Gregory Buchalter of the Metropolitan Opera, this enthralling story of love, curses and tragedy is sure to stir emotion in music lovers of the genre. Visit www.UNLV.edu or call 702-895-2787 for info.