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13 Things To Do This Week In Downtown Las Vegas

13 Things To Do This Week In Downtown Las Vegas

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED May 1, 2014

Downtown Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Here is a list of 13 Things To Do This Week in Downtown Las Vegas for the week of May 1-8:

1. It's time for First Friday again and this month the event is taking inspiration from the sky. First Friday attendees are invited to see stars with a unique outer space-themed event titled Next Dimension from the Keep Memory Alive Center. And, of course, there will be the usual food trucks, artists and vendors, and live entertainment.

2. Under the Street Lamp (formerly Jersey Boys) will be back in town for one night only to perform in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for Performing Arts. Gentleman's Rule will open. 

3. The 2014 Latin Chamber of Commerce Mariachi Festival will take place May 2 in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center. More than 300 Clark County School District Mariachi and Ballet Folklorico students will perform. The evening will also feature performance by internationally-renowned Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlan.

4. The very first Wednesdays Downtown event will take place May 7. The event will feature a food truck village, painters lounge, the "World's Greatest Happy Hour" and more. It all starts at 6 p.m. and continues until midnight. The "festive block party" will also feature a bartender competition and live entertainment.

5. The Mob Museum is offering buy-one, get-one admission with ID to teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week from May 4 to 10.

6. The Friends of the Fort is hosting a 4-part series on Native American artists beginning this weekend. Native American Beading will be featured from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3 at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park.

7. Chef Kerry Simon is looking for 40 to 50 people for Carson Kitchen opening in June in downtown Las Vegas. A job fair will take place May 2.

8. The group NO will perform at 11 p.m. May 2 at the Gold Spike and again at 10:30 p.m. May 3 at the Downtown Container Park.

9. The 19th annual Komen Southern Nevada Race for the Cure is taking place May 3 in downtown Las Vegas.

10. Expect to see lots of yoga mats this weekend in downtown Las Vegas at the Spring Into Yoga Fest from 10 a.m. to noon May 3 at Downtown 3rd. Kids and adults invited. There will also be face painting and a community garden.

11. BOB FM 107.9 will be back downtown again this week for their Friday night party at Downtown 3rd. The weekly block party features food, fun, drinks and music. The fun begins at 7 p.m. and doesn't end until 10 p.m.

12. In case you missed it, Slotzilla is now open. So far, riders can only ride the shorter and lower zipline. But, that should be changing soon.

13. Art will be on display May 3 during the Las Vegas Blooming Artists event from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Downtown Container Park. There will be a children's art gallery viewing, craft projects, photo booth and raffle. Proceeds will benefit Family Education and Empowerment Foundation.

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Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the Digital Executive Producer for and writes for Now Trending.