Which concerts to see, where to eat big and how to score ‘Dictator’ swag
Wed, May 9, 2012 (5:25 p.m.)
Illustration: Wes Gatbonton
The Dictator Bus Tour No, Sacha Baron Cohen won’t be there promoting his upcoming movie. There will be “authentic” culture from the fictional country of Wadiya, however, plus “virgin” guards and Wadiyan souvenirs. May 16, 1-5 p.m., free, UNLV Student Union Courtyard.
Wranglers Go for the Kelly Cup Escape the heat and support Las Vegas in the ECHL finals against the Florida Everblades. Yes, we said Everblades. May 14 & 15, 7:05 p.m., $20-$40, Orleans Arena.
Bighorn Rodeo Be there when the Nevada Gay Rodeo Association presentes its 15th rodeo. Bronc and bull riding events are complemented by a barbecue, a reverse karaoke contest and a hoedown party at Charlie’s. May 11-13, times vary, $5, ngra.com.
Murs He’s rapped with Living Legends recorded for Def Jux and Rhymesayers and paid homage to Lisa Bonet, Christina Ricci and Rosie Perez as one-half of Felt. If you’re into serious hip-hop, this is can’t-miss. With Dee-1, Ekoh. May 11, 7 p.m., $16, Aruba.
The Wombats Our art director once drove to LA to see these British rockers play a gig. This time, he only has to get to the Cosmo—and he can even leave his wallet at home. May 11-12, 10:30 p.m., free. Book & Stage.
The Avengers Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, the Hulk and more team up to save the world in this entertaining kick-off to summer blockbuster season. Its rousing action is matched by sharp humor and surprisingly powerful character development. Now playing citywide.
San Gennaro Feast Sure, there are games, live acts and carnival rides, but we come for the tasty Italian food. Ride first; eat after. They don’t call it a feast for nothing. May 9-13, times vary, $6-$9, Rio, 227-0295.
Vegas Uncork'd Grand Tasting It’s not too late to get tickets to the main event at the big daddy of Vegas food fests. Our most famous chefs—including new arrival Gordon Ramsay—will serve signature dishes poolside. Strap on your fancy feedbag and get ready to overdo it. May 11, 7:30-10 p.m., $200, Garden of the Gods Pool at Caesars Palace, vegasuncorked.com.
Meatballs and Memories Tough guy celeb chef Steve Martorano celebrates five years of his restaurant at the Rio with a four-course, family-style Italian dinner benefitting Keep Memory Alive. It’s veal marsala for a good cause, cuz. May 18, 6 p.m., $150. (888) 746-7784.