Paul McCartney at the Hard Rock, Britney Spears at MGM Grand

 
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THROUGH MAY 16 Gardens of the World Where: Bellagio Highlights: Spring has sprung at the always delightful conservatory, with re-creations of English, French, Italian and Japanese gardens. Info: bellagio.com APRIL 5 Academy of Country Music Awards Where: Grand Garden Arena (...

By Jay Jones // 03.25.09
 

THROUGH MAY 16

Gardens of the World

Where: Bellagio

Highlights: Spring has sprung at the always delightful conservatory, with re-creations of English, French, Italian and Japanese gardens.

Info: bellagio.com

APRIL 5

Academy of Country Music Awards

Where: Grand Garden Arena (MGM Grand)

Highlights: Reba McEntire, who's won 11 of these awards, hosts the festivities, which will also be televised at 8 p.m. ( CBS).

Info: mgmgrand.com

APRIL 9-12

Las Vegas Film Festival

Where: East Side Cannery

Highlights: As more proof that there's life -- and culture -- off the Strip, this festival will have feature film premieres -- plus documentaries and shorts -- at one of Vegas' newest resorts.

Info: lvfilmfest.com

APRIL 12

Easter Celebration

Where: JW Marriott Las Vegas

Highlights: The tasty brunch at Ceres Restaurant includes visits from the Easter Bunny and a traditional

Easter egg hunt on the hotel grounds. $39.50 for adults, $18.75 for children 3-12, younger than 3 free.

Info: (702) 869-7777

APRIL 15

30 Years of Glitter

Where: Liberace Museum

Highlights: This fascinating museum celebrates three decades with special activities, including piano performances from Liberace scholarship recipients. Admission is just 30 cents.

Info: (702) 798-5595, www.liberace.org

APRIL 19 Paul McCartneyWhere: The New Joint (Hard Rock Hotel)

Highlights: The legendary former Beatle headlines the opening weekend for this new concert venue. It's

officially a sellout, but the hotel's offering room-and-show packages starting at $1,499.

Info: www.hardrockhotel.com

APRIL 25

Britney Spears

Where: Grand Garden Arena (MGM Grand)

Highlights: Spears' "Circus" tour follows the release of her album of the same name.

Info: www.mgmgrand.com

APRIL 30 - MAY 6

Howie Mandel

Where: Hollywood Theatre (MGM Grand)

Highlights: It's been 30 years since Mandel did his first stand-up on amateur night at the Comedy Store in L.A. Tickets are a deal at $75, inclusive of taxes.

Info: www.mgmgrand.com

ONGOING

Freaks

Where: O'Sheas Casino Highlights: Glass-eaters and human shish kebabs are

among the acts.

Info: (702) 733-3333, www.vegas.com

ONGOING

Sin City Brewing Co.

Where: Flamingo

Highlights: Enjoy a Vegas microbrew on a patio adjacent to the Flamingo's famous 15-acre pool and wildlife complex.

Info: (702) 733-3333