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REYNOLDS HALL PERFORMANCES: ST. PETERSBURG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Mar. 1 7:30 p.m. LAS VEGAS PHILHARMONIC: MASTERWORKS IV “RISING STAR” Mar. 8 7:30 p.m. ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN Mar. 9 7:30 p.m. ACADEMY OF ST. MARTIN IN THE FIELDS WITH JOSHUA BELL, DIRECTOR & SOLO VIOLIN Mar. 18 7:30 p.m. PFX–THE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE Mar. 19 7:30 p.m. PATTI LUPONE IN “FAR AWAY PLACES” Mar. 20 7:30 p.m. JAZZ ROOTS “SATIN & SOUL” FEATURING DAVID SANBORN AND JONATHAN BUTLER Mar. 21 7:30 p.m.

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JIMMY MULIDORE AND HIS N.Y. CITY JAZZ BAND–JAZZ FOR THE AGES Mar. 7-8 7 p.m.

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JIM CARUSO’S CAST PARTY Mar. 12 9:30 p.m. JON BATISTE AND STAY HUMAN Mar. 14-15 7 p.m. LON BRONSON BAND Mar. 19 9 p.m.

DOC SEVERINSEN & HIS BIG BAND WITH MARY WILSON Mar. 29 7:30 p.m.

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CRISS ANGEL MAGICjam ILLUSTRIOUS ILLUSIONIST UNVEILS TEMPORARY SHOW AT THE LUXOR.

WHERE The Luxor WHEN Showtime: Tue.-Sat., 7 & 9:30 p.m. (7 p.m. only Wed. & Fri.) Thru March 29 TICKETS luxor.com, 800-557-7428 Starting at $59

ALSO AT THE LUXOR SHOWS Carrot Top, dark Tue. FANTASY, nightly Jabbawockeez, dark Tue. & Wed. Menopause The Musical, nightly

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DON’T MISS JERRY SEINFELD The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Mar. 21-22 thecolosseum.com, 866-227-5938 Best known for his role on NBC’s “Seinfeld”—one of the most popular and successful sitcoms in the history of American television—comedian Jerry Seinfeld returns to Las Vegas’ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for two nights of his acclaimed standup comedy. This Emmy Award-winning icon has become a leader of observational comedy over the years and continues to entertain audiences with his characteristic brand of humor. As one of the nation’s most esteemed comedy stars, Seinfeld brings his classic act to the 4,300-seat Colosseum. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. ALSO AT THE COLOSSEUM Celine Dion, Mar. 1, 4-5, 7-8, 11-12, 14-15, 18-19 Elton John, Mar. 29-30; Apr. 1, 3, 5-6, 9-10, 12, 16, 18-19, 22-23, 25-26 Rod Stewart, Apr. 30

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The Chelsea—The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ new 40,000-square-foot performance and event space— celebrated its grand opening in December. Grammy Award-winning recording artist and performer Bruno Mars kicked off the New Year’s Eve debut of the venue, which offers space to house a variety of live performances, group meetings, sporting events, and more. cosmopolitanlasvegas.com, 877-763-2267 On March 21, artists from eight Cirque du Soleil shows are performing at the Michael Jackson ONE Theatre inside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino during the second annual One Night for ONE DROP global philanthropy event. Proceeds from the show are donated to ONE DROP, an organization that works globally to provide clean, safe water to people in need. onedrop.org/onenight, 702-778-3772

HOTTEST NEW SHOWS BILL COSBY Treasure Island Mar. 14 treasureisland.com, 800-392-1999

DAVID SPADE The Venetian Mar. 21-22, 28-29 venetian.com, 702-414-1000

KATHY GRIFFIN The Mirage Mar. 15 mirage.com, 702-791-7111

REVEREND HORTON HEAT Hard Rock Hotel Mar. 28 hardrockhotel.com, 702-693-5000

FLOGGING MOLLY The Cosmopolitan Mar. 15 cosmopolitanlasvegas.com, 702-698-7000

DIANA KRALL The Smith Center for the Performing Arts Apr. 9 thesmithcenter.com, 702-749-2012

JO KOY Treasure Island Mar. 21 treasureisland.com, 800-392-1999

EMPIRE OF THE SUN The Cosmopolitan Apr. 9 cosmopolitanlasvegas.com, 702-698-7000

LADY ANTEBELLUM Mandalay Bay Mar. 21 mandalaybay.com, 877-632-7800

JAY LENO The Mirage Apr. 12 mirage.com, 702-791-7111

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SECOND ANNUAL COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL ROCKS THE LINQ. On April 4-5, the Academy of Country Music is hosting the second annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival, headlined by country stars Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban. The event takes place at The LINQ, Caesars Entertainment’s new open-air retail, dining, and entertainment district in the heart of the famous Las Vegas Strip. The full line-up includes Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann, Thomas Rhett, Chris Young, The Cadillac Three, three ACM New Artist of the Year nominees, and more. The two-day outdoor music festival is the first special event held at The LINQ since opening. The LINQ transforms into a country music fan’s paradise during the ACM Party for a Cause Festival. The festival stage will be placed next to the Las Vegas High Roller, the focal point of The LINQ and the world’s tallest observation wheel. “We are thrilled to kick off the first of many large-scale concerts and events at The LINQ with the Academy of Country Music,” says Jon Gray, vice president and general manager of The LINQ. “Caesars Entertainment has always been an industry leader in presenting top-of-the-line entertainment experiences in Las Vegas, and our space at The LINQ offers many new opportunities for us to continue to raise the bar of the city’s entertainment landscape.” The festival includes multiple stages for live country music performances, interactive games, a country marketplace, and more. The event is part of The Week Vegas Goes Country, leading up to the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6.

PLAN YOUR TRIP ACM Party for a Cause Festival The LINQ, Las Vegas April 4-5 acmawards.com, 818-788-8000

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BOUTIQUE HOTEL AND CASINO OFFERS UNIQUE DINING AND NIGHTLIFE OPTIONS. The Cromwell—Las Vegas’ newest boutique hotel and casino— is set to debut on the Strip this spring. The venue is the result of a $185 million renovation by Caesars Entertainment, and provides Strip visitors with several new dining and nightlife options. Dining options include Italian cuisine by chef Giada De Laurentiis in the resort’s restaurant—GIADA. GIADA features an antipasto bar and signature dishes by De Laurentiis. The restaurant also features a large exhibition kitchen, showing fresh pastas being made daily. The Cromwell offers several nightlife options by Las Vegas entertainment innovator Victor Drai. Drai’s Beach Club, Night Club, and After Hours Club offer a stylish day and nighttime pool experience.

PLAN YOUR TRIP The Cromwell 3595 Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109 thecromwell.com

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ard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas’ award-winning venue, Vinyl, is extending legendary comedian Andrew Dice Clay’s one-of-a-kind residency through March. Guests will continue to indulge in endless nights of debauchery by one of the most controversial standup comics in the industry with the addition of 15 shows. “If you have not seen my show at Hard Rock Hotel, you haven’t seen comedy in Vegas,” says Clay. “I don’t hold anything back.” Clay’s stomach-splitting and scandalous comedy has fueled his career to unprecedented heights. For more than 35 years, Clay has sold out hundreds of arenas, totaling more than 12 million tickets to date, including two consecutive nights at Madison Square Garden. He has starred in numerous feature films including “The Adventures of Ford Fairlane,” appeared in several HBO specials, and released best selling DVDs and a string of multi-gold and platinum-selling CDs. Over the last few years, Clay has experienced resurgence. He had a critically acclaimed recurring role on the final season of HBO’s “Entourage,” and on Dec. 31, 2012, he won rave reviews for his Showtime special “INDESTRUCTIBLE,” his first in 17 years. In July 2013, Clay co-starred alongside Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin in Woody Allen’s feature “Blue Jasmine.” And to this day, Clay remains the only performer banned for life from MTV.

WHERE Hard Rock Hotel & Casino WHEN Showtime: March 6, 8-9, 13, 15-16, 26-27, 29 at 9 p.m. TICKETS hardrockhotel.com, 702-693-5000 Starting at $59 WORTH A CLICK andrewdiceclayofficial.com PHOTO BY: ERIK KABIK

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ELTON JOHN LEGENDARY SINGER-SONGWRITER RETURNS TO THE COLOSSEUM.

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orld-renowned singer, songwriter, and performer Elton John is returning to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace to perform his chart-topping hits in the critically acclaimed “The Million Dollar Piano.” At the centerpiece of the performance is the show’s namesake piano—an engineering marvel featuring more than 68 LED video screens. Elton is accompanied by his band, which includes guitarist Davey Johnstone, bassist Matt Bissonette, percussionist John Mahon, drummer Nigel Olsson, and keyboardist Kim Bullard, with a special appearance by percussionist Ray Cooper. The monumental career of international singer-songwriter and performer Elton John spans five decades. He is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 35 gold and 25 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. In September 2013, Elton released “The Diving Board,” his first solo album in seven years. The album features 12 new songs written by Elton and his longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin. Elton holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, “Candle in the Wind 1997,” which sold 37 million copies. Since his career began in 1969 he has played almost 3,000 concerts worldwide.

WHERE The Colosseum at Caesars Palace WHEN Showtime: March 29-30; Apr. 1, 3, 5-6, 9-10, 12, 16, 18-19, 22-23, 25-26 at 7:30 p.m. TICKETS thecolosseum.com, 888-929-7849 Starting at $55 WORTH A CLICK eltonjohn.com

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The annual parade of haulers down the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and a free day of NASCAR Sprint Cup testing are set to kick off the annual NASCAR Weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) beginning Wednesday, March 5. The hauler parade begins at 6 p.m. on the south end of the Strip, and proceeds north to Sahara Avenue before heading north on Interstate 15 en route to the speedway. On Thursday, March 6, the NASCAR Sprint Cup teams are testing the new rules package from noon to 4 p.m. The grandstands and Neon Garage are open and free to all race fans. “These are two great fan events to start the race weekend,” said LVMS President Chris Powell. “The hauler parade has brought thousands of fans to the Strip to watch the team transporters make their way to the speedway. The test session will be very vital for the teams as they prepare for both the Kobalt 400 and the remaining superspeedway races.” The speedway also is planning a Q&A session on Thursday following the test session with several of the Sprint Cup drivers. The gates open for Stratosphere Pole Day at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 7, with the Boyd Gaming NASCAR Nationwide race set for 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, and the Kobalt 400 beginning at noon on Sunday, March 9. There are also two nights of World of Outlaws action on the dirt track on March 6 and 7. 14

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PLAN YOUR TRIP Extreme Thing Sports & Music Festival Desert Breeze Skate Park 8275 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89117 Mar. 29 extremething.com

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SPRING LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT WEEK CULINARY EVENT RAISES FUNDING FOR SOUTHERN NEVADA FOOD BANK. Locals and tourists will once again have the opportunity to help out by dining at some of Las Vegas’ best restaurants while supporting Three Square Food Bank during Spring Las Vegas Restaurant Week, March 7-14. Since its inception in 2007, Las Vegas Restaurant Week has raised more than $786,000 for Three Square, helping to provide more than 2.3 million meals to those in need in Southern Nevada. A variety of restaurants at all Station Casinos’ properties will join restaurants on the Strip and throughout the Las Vegas Valley in participating. “We have been long time supporters of Three Square since its inception and we’re very excited to participate in Restaurant Week,” said Station Casinos spokesperson, Lori Nelson. “Our Culinary team is already busy planning special menus to help make this Restaurant Week the best one yet.” Diners can visit any participating restaurant during the specified dates and enjoy a multi-course, prix fixe menu specially created for Las Vegas Restaurant Week. Each restaurant will create

their own delicious menu offering at price points ranging from $20.14 to $50.14, with a fixed portion of the proceeds benefiting Three Square and the fight against hunger in Southern Nevada. Some restaurants that have participated in the past include: Andre’s Restaurant and Lounge, Bagatelle, Don Vito’s, LAVO Italian Restaurant, Mesa Grill, Primarily Prime Rib, Silverado Steakhouse, Table 34, and TAO Asian Bistro. Starting in late February, guests may visit helpoutdineoutlv.org for an updated list of participants and menu details. The easy-tonavigate, mobile-friendly site allows diners to search by type of cuisine, restaurant location, or donation amount. Three Square currently provides more than 30 million pounds of food and grocery product—the equivalent of over 25 million meals per year—to nearly 600 Program Partners including nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools, and feeding sites throughout Southern Nevada.

PLAN YOUR TRIP Las Vegas Restaurant Week Various locations throughout Las Vegas Mar. 7-14 helpoutdineoutlv.org, 702-644-3663 ext. 332

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MINDBENDER MANSION INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT STRAINS BRAINS AT LAS VEGAS MUSEUM. Visitors to the DISCOVERY Children’s Museum in Las Vegas have a chance to enter the wonderfully puzzling world of Mindbender Mansion—an eclectic traveling exhibit full of puzzles, brainteasers, and interactive challenges guaranteed to test the brain power and problem solving skills of even the most experienced puzzlers. Through April 27, adults and children alike can exercise their minds as they try to master each of the 40 individual brainteasers and the five group activities. Visitors to Mindbender Mansion are greeted by the wacky Mr. E., master brainteaser and puzzler extraordinaire, and current curator of the Mindbender Society. Mr. E explains the mysteries of Mindbender Mansion and how to become a member of the eccentric Mindbender Society by gathering hidden clues and secret passwords. The clues can only be found by solving key puzzles found in select areas. Throughout the exhibit, visitors find a combination of tabletop brainteasers they can solve on their own and larger group challenges that require assistance from their fellow mansion guests. Upon completing each of the select brainteasers and group challenges, visitors will have gathered the necessary clues and secret passwords to become a member of the Mindbender Society and add their portrait to the wall of fame.

GROUP CHALLENGES INCLUDE: FEEDING FRENZY Kitchen mayhem is guaranteed in a race to beat the clock by filling T.V. dinner trays on a fast moving conveyer belt. FLYING MACHINE Solid teamwork is a must in order to maneuver a mechanical “flying machine” around a large game board hitting six targets in sequence before the time is up. SPELLING FEVER Hopscotch meets Scrabble in this race to spell correct words within a limited amount of time by hopping on letter squares that light up.

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STATEWIDE EVENTS & SHOWS Beyond Las Vegas’ glowing neon lie countless Nevada treasures waiting to be discovered. In this section we feature various events, shows, and other noteworthy happenings across the Silver State. Highlighted below are a couple statewide events you’ll want to be sure not to miss.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE & FESTIVAL Henderson Events Plaza, Henderson Mar. 13-16 hendersonlive.com, 702-267-2171 ROCKY MOUNTAIN OYSTER FRY Virginia City Mar. 15 visitvirginiacitynv.com, 775-847-7500 LINCOLN HIGHWAY CAR SHOW Austin April 12 austinnevada.com, 775-964-2200

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The Peppermill Resort, Cancer Awareness of Northern Nevada, Barnes & Noble, and others have teamed up to bring one of the largest authors expos to Northern Nevada. The Great American Authors Expo takes place April 18-20 at the Peppermill Resort in Reno. Hundreds of authors, publishers, and thousands of book lovers from all across the country are set to attend. The event features book readings, breakout rooms with special guest speakers, and hospitality suites to mingle with other authors, publishers, and celebrities. PHOTO BY LANCE BUSCH

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN OYSTER FRY HISTORIC DISTRICT DISHES UP CURIOUS CULINARY CREATIONS. Virginia City celebrates its nuttiest festival— the 23rd annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry— on March 15. This zany tradition summons more than 20 cooks dishing up an abundance of livestock testicles during one of Northern Nevada’s most popular tasting contests. The Nevada 150 official event coincides with the Virginia City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, ensuring a celebration not lacking in fun or fervor. Though most commonly deep-fried, participant chefs are always fixing up fresh and innovative twists on traditional festival dishes. Testicles are ground up to make chili and meatballs; they are even wrapped in bacon before they are served to patrons with a hankering for the pseudo mollusks. This year’s testicle festival features live Irish music, a beer garden, and individual and team Rocky Mountain Oyster-eating contests. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at noon and ensures an abundance of Irish dancers and floats. The evening is topped off in Virginia City’s pubs during the Leprechaun Bar Crawl.

PLAN YOUR TRIP Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry & St. Patrick’s Day Parade Virginia City Mar. 15 visitvirginiacitynv.com, 775-847-7500 JERAMIE LU

MORE NEVADA 150 EVENTS SHOOTING THE WEST Winnemucca Convention Center, Winnemucca Mar. 4-9 shootingthewest.org, 877-623-3501 EXECUTIVE KIDNAP CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada, Reno Mar. 6 carechest.org, 775-829-2273 BATTLE BORN BIRTHDAY CAKE CELEBRATION Carson Tahoe Hospital, Carson City Mar. 21 nevada150.org, 775-687-0608

WOMEN IN HISTORY: 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, Gardnerville Mar. 22 historicnevada.net, 775-782-2555 THE DESERT WINDS’ ELEMENTS CONCERT Community Lutheran Church, Las Vegas Mar. 29 thedesertwinds.org MESQUITE CLUB’S NEVADA SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION Mesquite Club, Las Vegas Apr. 6 mesquiteclub.com, 702-648-9415

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NEVADA 150 PAST, PRESENT, & FUTURE Northwest Career & Technical Academy, Las Vegas Apr. 10 nwctahawks.net, 702-799-4640 HALLECK BAR PARTY Northeastern Nevada Museum, Elko Apr. 11 museumelko.org, 775-738-3418 NATIONAL HISTORY DAY IN NEVADA Statewide Apr. 26 nevadanhd.weebly.com SYMPHONIC CELEBRATION Carson City Community Center, Carson City Apr. 27 ccsymphony.com, 775-883-4154

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<statewide> EVENTS MAYHEM IN MESQUITE CasaBlanca Resort Casino, Mesquite Mar. 1 casablancaresort.com, 877-438-2929 SILVER STATE CHILI COOK-OFF Petrack Park, Pahrump Mar. 1 pahrumpchamber.com, 775-727-3665 COME IN FROM THE COLD ENTERTAINMENT SERIES Bartley Ranch Regional Park, Reno Mar. 1, 8 washoecountyparks.com, 775-828-6612 LAKE TAHOE WINTERFEST Lake Tahoe Mar. 2-9 laketahoewinterfest.com, 877-777-4950 PINTS & PADDLES Zephyr Cove Resort Mar. 5, 12, 19 zephyrcove.com, 800-238-2463 ADVANCE AUTO PARTS MONSTER JAM Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, Reno Mar. 7-9 monsterjam.com, 775-688-5751 NASCAR WEEKEND Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Mar. 7-9 lvms.com, 800-644-4444 PAC-12 MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP MGM Grand, Las Vegas Mar. 12-15 mgmgrand.com, 855-275-5733 ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE & FESTIVAL Henderson Events Plaza, Henderson Mar. 13-16 hendersonlive.com, 702-267-2171 MOPAR MIDNIGHT MAYHEM Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Mar. 14 lvms.com, 800-644-4444 RUN AWAY WITH CIRQUE DU SOLEIL Springs Preserve, Las Vegas Mar. 15 springspreserve.org, 702-822-7700

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FULL MOON HIKE Spring Mountain Ranch State Park Mar. 16-17; Apr. 16-17 parks.nv.gov, 702-875-4141 MONSTER JAM WORLD FINALS Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas Mar. 20-22 unlvtickets.com, 702-739-3267 NIGHTCLUB AND BAR CONVENTION & TRADE SHOW Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas Mar. 24-26 ncbshow.com, 888-966-2727 RED ROCK RENDEZVOUS Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Mar. 28-30 redrockrendezvous.com, 800-829-2009 USGBC NEVADA & WRANGLERS FUNDRAISER Orleans Arena, Las Vegas Mar. 30 lasvegaswranglers.com, 702-952-2468 MICHAEL JORDAN CELEBRITY INVITATIONAL Shadow Creek Golf Course, Las Vegas Apr. 3-6 mjcigolf.com HENDERSON HERITAGE PARADE & FESTIVAL Henderson Events Plaza, Henderson Apr. 5 hendersonlive.com, 702-267-2171 RENO JAZZ FESTIVAL University of Nevada, Reno Apr. 10-12 unr.edu/rjf, 775-784-4046 BOULDER CITY FINE ARTS FESTIVAL Bicentennial Park, Boulder City Apr. 12-13 bcfineartsfestival.com, 702-293-2138 EASTER EGG HUNT Silver Springs Picnic Area, Silver Springs Apr. 19 parks.nv.gov, 775-577-2235 EASTER EGG HUNT Spring Mountain Ranch State Park Apr. 20 parks.nv.gov, 702-875-4141

NEVADA TRIBAL TOURISM CONFERENCE Incline Village Apr. 22-24 nevadaindianterritory.com SERTOMA CHILI COOK-OFF & CRAFT FAIR Carson Valley Inn, Minden Apr. 26-27 carsonvalleysertoma.org

SHOWS FOREIGNER Silver Legacy, Reno Mar. 1 silverlegacy.com, 775-325-7401 WALK OFF THE EARTH Harrah’s, Stateline Mar. 1 southshoreroom.com, 800-745-3000 BLUE ÖYSTER CULT Peppermint Concert Hall, Wendover Mar. 7 wendoverfun.com, 800-217-0049 LADY ANTEBELLUM Reno Events Center Mar. 14 visitrenotahoe.com, 775-335-8800 THE MAGNOLIA SISTERS Yerington Theatre for the Arts Mar. 14 yeringtonarts.org, 775-463-1783 KENNY ROGERS Silver Legacy, Reno Mar. 21 silverlegacy.com, 775-325-7401 CALL ME MADAM Carson Valley Community Theatre, Minden Mar. 21-30 carsonvalleycommunitytheatre.com, 775-292-0939 BRUCE IN THE USA Harrah’s, Stateline Mar. 22 southshoreroom.com, 800-745-3000 PAUL THORN BAND Oats Park Art Center, Fallon Mar. 22 churchillarts.org, 775-423-1440

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LAUGHLIN RIVER RUN G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE Grand Sierra Resort, Reno Mar. 28 grandsierraresort.com, 800-648-3568

MOTORCYCLE RALLY RUMBLES THROUGH SOUTHERN NEVADA TOWN.

ONE: THE ONLY TRIBUTE TO METALLICA Cactus Pete’s, Jackpot Mar. 28-29 ameristar.com, 866-667-3386 PICNIC Las Vegas Little Theatre, Las Vegas Mar. 28-Apr. 13 lvlt.org, 702-362-7996 FOGHAT Boomtown Casino, Reno Mar. 29 boomtownreno.com, 775-345-6000 JEFF DUNHAM Reno Events Center, Reno Mar. 29 visitrenotahoe.com, 775-335-8800 CHRIS BOTTI John Ascuaga’s Nugget, Sparks Apr. 5 janugget.com, 800-648-1177 SWEET TALK Montbleu Resort, Stateline Thru Apr. 5 montblueresort.com, 888-820-7630 JULIO IGLESIAS Peppermill Concert Hall, Wendover Apr. 12 wendoverfun.com, 800-217-0049 THE FAB FOUR Harrah’s, Stateline Apr. 12 southshoreroom.com, 800-745-3000 BARENAKED LADIES Silver Legacy, Reno Apr. 25 silverlegacy.com, 775-325-7401 THE FIXX Boomtown Casino, Reno Apr. 26 boomtownreno.com, 775-345-6000 RING OF FIRE Eldorado, Reno Thru May 4 eldoradoreno.com, 800-648-5966

As the largest motorcycle event in the West, the 32nd annual Laughlin River Run returns April 23-27. The five-day event attracts more than 50,000 motorcycle enthusiasts and features an abundance of stunt shows, PLAN YOUR TRIP exhibits, custom bike shows, live entertainLaughlin River Run ment, food vendors, and gaming in the area’s Laughlin various casino-resorts. Attendees can enjoy Apr. 23-27 clothing and motorcycle vendors and the laughlinriverrun.com popular Miss Laughlin River Run pageant.

ALSO IN LAUGHLIN ZZ TOP Often referred to as “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” legendary bluegrass band and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ZZ Top is performing live at the amphitheater at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort on March 29 at 8:30 p.m. Join the trio and rock out to hit songs including “Legs,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” and “Sharp Dressed Man.”

PLAN YOUR TRIP ZZ Top Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort, Laughlin Mar. 29 riversideresort.com, 800-227-3849

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PEDAL CARS: KIDS CLASSIC RIDES IMAGINATIVE EXHIBIT ROLLS THROUGH RENO MUSEUM. Through May 22, visitors to the National Automobile Museum in Reno are treated to an exhibit that is miniature in size, but substantial in impact. During its 24th-anniversary celebration, the museum is paying tribute to iconic toys and prize collectables during its newest exhibit, “Pedal Cars: Kids Classic Rides.” The exhibit features an array of pedal cars, most notably Nellybelle—a miniature version of the Jeep from television’s “The Roy Rogers Show”—along with the Casey Jones Cannonball Express locomotive. All pieces of the exhibit are from the private collection of Sandy and Ralph Theiss of Sparks. Originating as toys for wealthy families, pedal cars reached heightened popularity in the 1920s and early 1930s. Production lost momentum during The Great Depression before stopping during WWII, when manufacturing focused on the war effort. Popularity ramped up in the 1950s and ’60s, when pedal cars began to mimic their full-sized counterparts. In addition to the new exhibit, the museum features more than 200 classic automobiles.

PLAN YOUR TRIP Pedal Cars: Kids Classic Rides National Automobile Museum, Reno Thru May 22 automuseum.org, 702-333-9300

EVENTS & EXHIBITS MAURICE SENDAK: 50 YEARS, 50 WORKS, 50 REASONS Nevada Museum of Art, Reno Mar. 1-Apr. 27 nevadaart.org, 775-329-1541 SECOND SATURDAY AT THE MUSEUM Northeastern Nevada Museum, Elko Mar. 8, Apr. 12 museumelko.org, 775-738-3418

PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPE PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH PHYLLIS SHAFFER Nevada Museum of Art, Reno Mar. 15 nevadaart.org, 775-329-3333 FRANCES HUMPHREY LECTURE SERIES: COMETS Nevada State Museum, Carson City Mar. 27 museums.nevadaculture.org, 775-687-4810

TO SWERVE OR NOT TO SWERVE: HOW LITERATURE NAVIGATES THE PAST UNLV Student Union Theatre, Las Vegas Mar. 13 blackmountaininstitute.org, 702-895-5542

LEONARDO DA VINCI: MACHINES IN MOTION Springs Preserve, Las Vegas Thru May 4 springspreserve.org, 702-822-7700

MAYUMI AMADA: ETERNITY IN MORTALITY CSN Fine Arts Gallery, Las Vegas Thru Mar. 14 csn.edu, 702-651-4146

PHYLLIS SHAFFER: I ONLY WENT OUT FOR A WALK Nevada Museum of Art, Reno Thru May 11 nevadaart.org, 775-329-3333

LECTURE: MURDER AT THE MINT Nevada State Museum, Carson City Mar. 15 museums.nevadaculture.org, 775-687-4810

FINDING FRÉMONT: PATHFINDER OF THE WEST Nevada State Museum, Carson City Thru Oct. museums.nevadaculture.org, 775-687-4810

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<statewide>

BEING THERE:

A SUMMER DAY IN TUSCARORA

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Tuscarora’s great event takes place every other year, usually over Memorial Day weekend: Open Studios, during which visitors may tour the ateliers and meet the “sensitives” (as my friend Buckeye Blake calls them) who make the art. This year the event was delayed to coincide with the dedication of the community’s lovingly restored Tuscarora Society Hall, the happy ending to a grueling ten-year effort by the small community. Tuscarora is about 50 miles north of Elko via the Mountain City Highway (State Route 225) and State Route 226. There is no store, no cafe, no saloon, and no commerce in the usual sense. There are only homes, studios, workshops, the post office, and now the Society Hall, which will be staffed by volunteers on August weekends. Tuscarora began as a campfire in the sagebrush with a small group of Union Civil War veterans sitting around it. This was July 1867, and they were so elated with their placer mining prospects on the Owyhee River that they were already dreaming up a town site with a plaza at its center, a bank here, a hotel there, an opera house, saloons sprinkled all around, and the whorehouses back here—and then puzzled over a name for it. One of them proposed Tuscarora, after the Union gunboat he had served aboard during the war, and it stuck. After its second winter, Tuscarora was still a tent camp of fewer than a dozen placer miners, making a hard living. But on May 10, the transcontinental railroad was completed and all the Chinese workers were cut loose. The 1870 census counted 105 Chinese and 15 whites in the district. Most, if not all of them were working long toms and riffle boxes in the Owyhee and its tributaries. In 1871, William O. Weed made a gold and silver strike on the flank of Mt. Blitzen a couple of miles to the northeast, and Tuscarora moved, miners, tents, name, and all. The original site is 36

almost forgotten now, difficult to find and even more difficult to get to. In 1900, 669 inhabitants remained. The two stores had closed by then, and the building housed the local masonic lodge until 1938. The population hasn’t been above 50 since the 1920s, when the structure was put to a variety of uses but was principally a saloon. Just now the population is back down to about a dozen who winter through, plus maybe 20 more who return every spring and depart every autumn. Dennis Parks helped put Tuscarora on the art map. He came in 1972 with his young family, to work in solitude as a potter, and eventually to establish his now famous pottery school. His memoir, “Living in the Country Growing Weird,” is a Nevada classic. In the early 1990s, John Fahnstock finally succeeded in buying the building after years of trying, and he rebuilt the western wall, which had failed; it’s thanks to him the building is still standing. A group of local citizens formed a private non-profit organization, The Friends of Tuscarora and Independence Valley, and began the project by raising $20,000 in private funds to purchase the building from John. The group then gave the property to Elko County, and applied for grant funding to complete the transformation from a crumbling ruin to a remarkable living artifact, celebrating the long and colorful history of Tuscarora and the Independence Valley. nevadatravel.net

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Austin, Nevada. Where it’s okay to get into a little hot water.

“Hot tubbing” is a bit different out near Austin, Nevada. The warm, soothing waters of Spencer Hot Springs lack a chlorine smell, and instead of cement, your feet will enjoy a more natural walkway. Majestic mountain ranges and a numbing quiteness complement the overall serenity. Back in town, Austin’s historic Main Street has shops, restaurants, and friendly motels. Come on out and test the waters of Austin, Nevada. Another hot tip: If you’re at Spencer Hot Springs, nearby Toquima Cave Rock Art Site is a great place to explore.

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce ~ 775.964.2200 ~ AustinNevada.com

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775-423-4556

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Looking for more EVENTS&SHOWS Nevada events & shows? We invite you to visit our Nevada tourism partners. Refer to the full-page map on page 40 for city and town locations.

LAKE TAHOE

Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation pyramidlake.us, 775-574-1000

Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority tahoesouth.com, 530-544-5050

Sparks (City of) cityofsparks.us, 775-353-5555

North Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureau gotahoenorth.com, 888-434-1262

Spring Creek (Association) springcreeknv.net, 775-753-6295

NORTHERN NEVADA City of Reno reno.gov, 775-334-INFO Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority visitrenotahoe.com, 800-FOR-RENO Battle Mountain (Lander County Convention & Tourism Authority) battlemountaintourism.com, 775-635-1112 Black Rock Desert (Friends of Black Rock High Rock) blackrockdesert.org, 775-557-2900

Lincoln Highway Car Show, Austin LANCE BUSCH

Fallon Convention & Tourism Authority visitfallonnevada.com, 866-432-5566 Fernley (City of) cityoffernley.org, 775-784-9800 Gardnerville (Town of) gardnerville-nv.gov, 775-782-7134 Genoa (Town of) genoanevada.org, 775-782-8696

Carlin (City of) explorecarlinnv.com, 775-754-6354

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce austinnevada.com, 775-964-2200

Carson City Convention & Visitors Bureau visitcarsoncity.com, 800-NEVADA-1

Hawthorne Convention Center visitmineralcounty.com, 775-945-5854

Carson Valley Visitors Authority visitcarsonvalley.org, 800-727-7677

Jarbidge jarbidge.org

Dayton Chamber of Commerce daytonnvchamber.org, 775-246-7909

Lovelock loverslock.com, 775-273-7213

Elko Convention & Visitors Authority exploreelko.com, 800-248-3556

Mason Valley Chamber of Commerce masonvalleychamberofcommerce.com, 775-463-2245

Eureka County Economic Development Program eurekacounty.com, 775-237-5484

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Virginia City Tourism Commission visitvirginiacitynv.com, 800-718-7587 Wells Chamber of Commerce wellsnevada.com, 775-752-3540 West Wendover (City of) westwendovercity.com, 866-299-2489 White Pine County Tourism and Recreation Board (Ely) elynevada.net, 800-496-9350 Winnemucca Convention & Visitors Authority winnemucca.nv.us, 800-962-2638

SOUTHERN NEVADA City of Las Vegas lasvegasnevada.gov, 702-229-6011 Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority lasvegas.com, 877-847-4858 Beatty Chamber of Commerce beattynevada.org, 866-736-3716 Boulder City Chamber of Commerce bouldercitychamber.com, 702-293-2034 Goldfield Chamber of Commerce goldfieldnevada.org, 775-485-3560

Minden (Town of) townofminden.com, 775-782-5976

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<tourism partners> More Nevada events and shows: travelnevada.com/events-shows

Brewery Arts Center, Carson City breweryarts.org, 775-883-1976 Brüka Theatre, Reno bruka.org, 775-323-3221 Eureka Opera House eurekacounty.com, 775-237-6006 Goldwell Open Air Museum goldwellmuseum.org, 702-870-9946 Oats Park Art Center, Fallon churchillarts.org, 775-423-1440 Pioneer Center, Reno pioneercenter.com, 775-686-6600 Piper’s Opera House, Virginia City piperslive.com, 775-847-0433 Reno Little Theater renolittletheater.org, 775-813-8900

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Henderson

Henderson (City of) hendersonlive.com, 702-267-2171

Rachel rachel-nevada.com, 775-729-2515

Las Vegas Welcome Center at Primm Located at the Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas, 702-874-1360

Tonopah (Town of) tonopahnevada.com, 775-482-6336

Laughlin Visitor Information Center visitlaughlin.com, 800-452-8445

TERRITORIES

Lincoln County lincolncountynevada.com, 877-870-3003 Mesquite (City of) mesquitenv.gov, 702-346-5295 Moapa Valley Chamber of Commerce moapavalleychamber.com, 702-398-7160 Nevada Welcome Center at Boulder City visitbouldercity.com, 702-294-1252 Nevada Welcome Center at Mesquite visitmesquite.com, 877-637-7848 Pahrump visitpahrump.com, 866-722-5800 Primm (Valley Resorts) primmvalleyresorts.com, 888-386-7867

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts thesmithcenter.com, 702-749-2012 Western Folklife Center, Elko westernfolklife.org, 775-738-7508 Yerington Theatre for the Arts yeringtonarts.com, 775-463-1783 For more arts events in the state:

Cowboy Country cowboycountry.com Indian Territory nevadaindianterritory.com, 775-687-8333

NATIONAL PARKS

Las Vegas Territory lvterritory.com, 702-348-4708

Great Basin National Park nps.gov/grba, 775-234-7517

Nevada Silver Trails nevadasilvertrails.com

Death Valley National Park nps.gov/deva, 760-786-3200

Pony Express Territory ponyexpressnevada.com, 888-359-9449

Lake Mead National Recreation Area nps.gov/lake, 702-293-8691

Reno-Tahoe Territory renotahoe.com, 775-687-7410

STATE PARKS

ART/PERFORMING ARTS

Nevada State Parks parks.nv.gov, 775-684-2770

Arts Las Vegas artslasvegas.org, 702-229-6511

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POINT BE Not one “Are we there yet?” A sleepy little boy in my lap Sun sinking behind the waves

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Playing games with other kids Let’s get some snacks, Kiddo Yes, a real live train

Be transported in more ways than one. Traveling by train gives you more time to talk, play games, cuddle, or just hang out. Plus, kids ages 2-15 travel for 50% off the adult fare.* Something to think about when planning your next family trip. Book your trip today at Amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL. *Children ages 2 through 15 receive a 50% discount on most Amtrak rail fares anywhere in the U.S., all year long, when accompanied by at least one person paying a regular full adult rail fare. Up to two children’s discounts are permitted in conjunction with each adult traveler. Sleeping Car, Business Class, and First Class upgrades are permitted upon payment of full accommodation charges. The child discount is not acceptable for travel on certain Amtrak Thruway connecting services. The discount is available on Acela Express trains on weekends only. Fares and service subject to change without notice. Amtrak, Acela Express, and Enjoy the Journey are service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation. PointBeAd_Boy_7.109x4.645.indd 1

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