Here is a list of 13 things to do in Las Vegas for the week of April 1-7:
1. The community is invited to the Family Fun Festival at Knickerbocker Park in the Providence master-planned community on April 1. There will be an obstacle course, parachute games, sack races, water balloons, hula hoop contest, food trucks, and free goodies for kids.
2. Cirque du Soleil recently unveiled a refreshed "The Beatles Love" at The Mirage. More than half of the show is different and it is still a work in progress. The show features new music, acts, costumes and video. The show will be completely refreshed in time for its 10th anniversary in July.
3. The Bubblegum Gallery will celebrate its grand opening on April 1 at Downtown Spaces & Naked City Studios. Artist LeslieAnn Farrell is promising brand new bubblegum nightmare pieces and other stuff by Durty Hippy Hands, Starfish Strategies and Roux & Bones. The artist will also be making Harry Potter's Butter Beer.
4. Singer Adam Lambert, who released his first album in 2009, has since sold more than 2 million albums and 5 million singles. Lamber performs with Alex Newell on April 1 inside The Foundry at SLS Las Vegas.
5. The legendary Tony Orlando performs April 1-3 at the South Point hotel-casino. Fan favorites include "Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Old Oak Tree," "He Don't Love You Like I Love You," "You're A Lady" and "It Only Hurts When I Try to Smile."
6. The Extreme Thing Sports & Musci Festival at Desert Breeze Park will feature skateboard and BMX AM Jam events; various vendors; food and drink stands; and live music on 5 stages by bands such as Secrets, Bless The Fall, Almost Awake, Bayside, Mayday Parade, The Story So Far, The Maine, Jedi Mind Tricks and Dance Gavin Dance.
7. The Lipshtick Comedy Series at The Venetian will feature a performance by Loni Love on April 2. Love got her start on "Star Search" and has appeared in several movies and television shows.
8. The Life Cube Project burn will take place April 2 in downtown Las Vegas. Before the big burn, there will be live entertainment beginning at 2 p.m. by Kalliope, Flameology, The Uni-Field Tribal Theroy, Pet Tigers, and others.
9. Nick Swardson has been called a "triple threat." He is a comedian, actor and writer/producer. He created and starred in Comedy Central's "Nick Swardson's Pretend Time" and had a reatured role in "Grown Ups 2" with Adam Sandler. He performs April 2 at The Mirage.
10. The Las Vegas Philharmonic will present "Gershwin: Music of the Jazz Age" April 2 and 3 inside Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Pianist Andrew Armstrong whose performance of the piece with The Symphony Orchestra of the Bulgarian National Radio has been viewed over 1,250,000 times on YouTube, is the guest soloist.
11. "Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage" is a lavish production with a live symphony orchestra and solo instruments. Featuring music from the television series and movies.The concert is a perfect event for music lovers, filmgoers and science fiction fans alike. It will be presented April 4 at The Orleans.
12. The Clark County Fair & Rodeo gets underway April 6 in Logandale. Enjoy traditional county fair attractions, vendors, shows, and competitions. Live entertainment, circus-style shows, K-9 demonstrations and more.
13. The American indie rock band Geographer from San Francisco will stop by the Bunkhouse Saloon on April 5. Glass Pools opens, followed by The Crookes. Goegrapher was formed in 2007 by Micahel Deni, who has described their sound as "soulful music from outer space."
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