What to drink, what to eat and where to run this week
Wed, Mar 21, 2012 (5:25 p.m.)
UNLVino unlvino Champagne? Check. Sake? Check. Cocktails, wine and craft beers? Checkity check. The 38th annual tasting event is back benefitting UNLV’s College of Hotel Administration. Drink up. March 22-24, 7 p.m., $60-$125, Lou Ruvo Center, Mirage, Bally’s, unlvino.com.
Seth Meyers You probably know him best from SNL, but check out his performance at last year’s Washington Correspondents Dinner if you really wanna laugh. Then buy a ticket to see him. March 23, 10 p.m., $40-$60, Mirage.
Salon show closing reception Nothing says shindig like 3,000 ladybugs, high art, champagne-bottle smashing, literary readings and barbecue. March 24, 4-7 p.m., 730 W. Sunset Road.
Savion Glover You haven’t heard music quite like the percussive compositions this tap virtuoso performs with his feet. March 27, 7:30 p.m., $29-$89, Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall.
Emperor X Florida’s Chad Matheny crafts strange little pop tunes that beep and skitter and work their way into your heart. Can’t wait to see what he brings to the stage. With Body Parts, The Restless Suns, March 28, 9 p.m., $5, Beauty Bar.
Bicycle Dreams This doc follows the mental and physical trauma of the Race Across America, the grueling 3,000-mile bike marathon that the winners complete in just over a week, hallucinations and all. March 22, 7 p.m., $15, Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.
Game of Thrones With Season 2 of the HBO fantasy series set to debut April 1, now’s the perfect time to get caught up on the first season. You can easily get through the 10 episodes of political intrigue, ancient prophecies and brutal beheadings in one weekend. $60 DVD, $90 Blu-ray.
Run Away with Cirque du Soleil Cirque artists will entertain and participate with you in this 5k run or mile walk to support Springs Preserve and mark World Water Day’s mission to fight poverty. March 24, 7:30 a.m., Springs Preserve, $30-$40 (reservations required to run).
Street Food Throwdown The battle is set. The ingredient selected. The judges? We’re hungry. Weekly writers judge local food trucks as they compete for the best pulled pork dish and serve it up for the crowd. Yum. March 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5165 S. Fort Apache Road.