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13 Things To Do This Week For April 15-21

Posted at 5:00 PM, Apr 14, 2016

Here are 13 things to do this week in Las Vegas for the week of April 15-21:

1. The Steve Powers Spring Craft Fair is back at Cashman Center Apil 15 through 17. The annual event features the best in original handmade crafts and a varied selection of fine artists. The fair also features plenty of festival food and live entertainment.

2. Country music artist Chris Stapleton with special guest Anderson East takes the stage inside The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel on April 15. Stapleton released his debut album "Traveller" in 2015 and won the 2015 Country Music Association Award for best Male Vocalist, New Artist of the year, and Album of the Year.

3. The Las Vegas Highland Games at Floyd Lamb Park on April 16 and 17 will feature live music, traditional foods, activities for kids, and athletics (throwing of weights, hammer throwing, sheaf tossing and the caber toss), dance and bagpiping competitions. Bands include The Wicked Tinkers and Highland Way. Bring a non-perishable food item for Safe Nest and receive $1 off admission. 

4. ABC's "Nashville in Concert" will make a stop in Las Vegas for one night only on April 15 at The Venetian. Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Jonathon Jackson and Aubrey Peeples will take the stage Friday, April 15 at 8 p.m. Since the show first aired, the music from “Nashville” has sold  more than  five million tracks worldwide.

5. If you're a fan of Motown, you may want to make the drive to Buffalo Bills in Primm on April 16 to check out The Four Tops. They will be peforming all of their big hits and classic songs.

6. Tiger Army from California is more than a band to many fans, it is also a way of life. Tiger Army's sound is a fusion of rock, punk rock and rockabilly. The band performs April 16 in the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay.

7. The 24th annual Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and R&B Festival takes place April 16 and 17 at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater. Performers at this year's festival include Boney James, Norman brown, Kirk Whalum, Althea Rene, Rick Braun, Ledisi, Eric Bent, Tank and several more. Picnic baskets welcome.  

8. The multi-talented show woman Vicki Lawrence brings her beloved characted "Mama" to the Suncoast on April 16 and 17.  The Emmy Award-winning comedienne got her start on the "Carol Burnett Show" and created the character of "Mama" at the age of 24.

9. "Koba's Great Big Show Live!" starring Mike the Knight, Max & Ruby and Franklin takes over the Henderson Pavilion on April 16 and 17. The live musical features larger-than-life characters, costumes and original songs for the whole family.

10. Food is the highlight of the annual Pure Aloha Festival taking place through April 17 at the Silverton. Multiple vendors will offer Hawaiian, Japanese, Korean and Filipino favorites. Festival-goers will also enjoy live Polynesian entertainment, carnival rides, and retail vendors.

11. Gus Russo, an expert on the Chicago mob, will discuss his books during an author talk on April 19 at The Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas. Russo's books explore the little-known story of the powerful Chicago crime family and how its influence spread to Las Vegas. 

12. Dig your old roller skates out of the closet and head to the Gold Spike on April 20 for the Filthy Disco Edition of Down & Derby. If you don't have wheels, no worries. No cover and free skates. Party jams by Supra, Bless, Shr3D and Midnight Affair. 

13. Steve Solomon's "My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish and I'm Still in Therapy" opens April 21 in the Troesh Studio Theater at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The play features familiar characters and Solomon brings them to life on stage with his gift for voices, dialects and wacky sound effects. 


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