The following is a list of 13 Things To Do This Week In Las Vegas.
1. The Springs Preserve is celebrating Black History Month with free virtual programming from Feb. 11 to Feb. 28. Enjoy spectacular music and dance performances, fun and educational activities for kids, and captivating speakers and demonstrations for the whole family — all from the safety and comfort of your own home.
2. Las Vegas Little Theatre has added 3 more performances of “Love Letters” by A.R. Gurney for Valentine’s Day weekend. They are following strict safety guidelines, including reduced capacity and mandatory masks. Love Letters is a unique and imaginative theatre piece comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but continued to share confidences. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $30.
3. The Rogers Art Loft at The Lucy is welcoming performance artist Mitsu Salmon for a virtual artist-in-residency. During her 7-week residency, Salmon’s work will include leading the community in virtual Butoh, Japanese contemporary dance workshops. Salmon will also offer a virtual artist talk, gallery visit, and final performance titled Desert Turtle. All events are free, open to the public and virtual. The first event — an artist talk — will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 12. Register for events online.
4. Jaleo by Jose Andres at The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino is hosting its annual Truffle Festival from Feb. 12 to 20. enjoy specials featuring fragrant and exquisite Spanish black truffles! Flown in directly from Spain, these black truffles are remarkably fresh, making for a decadent and worthwhile experience. Our master sommelier has also hand-picked wines to complement the beautiful, complex flavors of these dishes.
5. Tuscan Highlands in Southern Highlands is hosting its first “socially distanced” gaming tournament inside the community’s Z esports lounge on Feb. 12. The invitational tournament will feature local gamers competing in a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate competition to win a cash prize pool of $500. While the event is closed to the public due to COVID-19 limitations, the event will be livestreamed at www.twitch.tv/8bitesports between 2 and 6 p.m.
6. LV Craft Shows is hosting an in-person craft show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Centennial Ballroom at Santa Fe Station. Only 50 people will be allowed in at one time. All vendors and staff will be wearing masks and masks are required for entry.
7. Market in the Alley at Fergusons Downtown will transform into the Self Love Hub, a place for everyone to come out and treat themselves with great selfcare and selflove products, on Feb. 13 and 14 Each of the shops will have a special offering, like individual Poloroids from Myron Hensel Photography, a Hibiscus Face Mask from Minimal Market, and curated vintage picnic baskets from Neon Cactus Vintage. Each of the offerings is a little reminder to love yourself and take time for you.
8. There’s nothing more romantic than a gondola ride with your sweetie for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy romantic love songs while floating beneath bridges, under balconies, besides restaurants, and under the blue sky in the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian hotel-casino. Several restaurants at The Venetian are also offering special menus for Valentine’s Day.
9. Girl Scout cookies are now on sale throughout the Las Vegas valley. The iconic Girl Scout cookies will be sold at all 66 Green Valley Grocery locations across Southern Nevada Feb. 11 – Feb. 18.
10. Nothing says love like good food. Multiple restaurants around town are offering special takeout and dine-in dinner options for Valentine’s Day. Click here for a complete list.
11. Dueling Axes at AREA15 is encouraging guests to bring a photo of their “heartache” and they will hang it up as a target to inspire adequate aim and frequent bullseyes. Axes and Exes is happening from noon to 8 p.m. Feb. 14.
12. Celebrate Chinese New Year at The Stirling Club with a curated menu from Chef Dan Rossi and a special Dragon Dance performance during dinner. For $88 per person enjoy duck dumpling and vegetable spring rolls with garlic ponzu and sweet chili sauce followed by a choice of char siu pork loin or steamed Szechuan fish both served with leup chong fried rice with quail egg. Finish off the dinner with a year of the ox timbale with white chocolate, sponge cake, lychee compote, and gold leaf. To make reservations, please call 702.732.9700.
13. Boozy Bingo is back every Thursday from 8 p.m. to midnight at The Corduroy in downtown Las Vegas. Free admission. Limited seating.
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