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Weekend best bets: Vegas Uncork’d, Ice Cream Festival and Lee’s Beer and Tequila Experience

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Mary Sue Milliken and Mike Minor of Border Grill at Mandalay Bay at the 2013 Vegas Uncork’d preview lunch at Tuscany Kitchen in Bellagio on Thursday, March 21, 2013.

With Mother's Day on the horizon, there are plenty of family-friendly activities this weekend like the Outdoor Picture Show at the District, the Pinoy Pride Celebration and the Springs Preserve Ice Cream Festival. If you're looking for something to do while you leave the kids at home, try the Lee's Beer Experience at LVH. Here are our best entertainment bets for the weekend:

    • The 2013 Vegas Uncork'd saber off led by chef Michael Mina at Hakkasan Las Vegas at MGM Grand on Thursday, May 9, 2013.

      Thursday-Sunday: Vegas Uncork'd

      Vegas Uncork’d, one of the most anticipated foodie events of the year, marks its seventh anniversary this year. The event brings together a collection of celebrity chefs, master sommeliers and cutting-edge mixologists, giving guests an exclusive opportunity to not just taste their food, but to rub elbows with them throughout four days of unique events. Click here for a full schedule of events along with prices and times.

    • Molly Ringwald poses for a portrait at the Rcokwell on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Los Angeles.

      Friday-Saturday: Molly Ringwald at the Smith Center

      Actress and author Molly Ringwald has just released her debut CD, “Except…Sometimes.” An homage to the Great American Songbook, Ringwald has crafted a carefully chosen selection of nine standards which she caps off with her take on the Breakfast Club classic, “Don’t You (Forget About Me).” Look forward to these tracks and more at her Smith Center performance. Tickets are $35-$45 and the show starts at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

    • This film image released by Disney Pixar shows the character Dory, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres. The character, first introduced in "Finding Nemo," returns for the sequel, "Finding Dory,"  set for release on Nov. 25, 2015.

      Friday-Saturday: The Outdoor Picture Show at the District

      Every Friday and Saturday night through the end of October, the District at Green Valley Ranch presents the Outdoor Picture Show on the green near Whole Foods. Click here for the full schedule of movies. This weekend’s films are “Finding Nemo” (Friday) and “Peter Pan” (Saturday). Movies start at 8 p.m.

    • Friday-Saturday: PBR's Last Cowboy Standing at Mandalay Bay

      Mandalay Bay Events Center welcomes the Professional Bull Riders for the third annual Last Cowboy Standing. Bull riders must stay on until the 8 second buzzer to move on. At the end of the night, there will only be one Last Cowboy Standing. Tickets are $20-$125 and the event begins at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

    • Saturday: Henderson's Fine Arts Festival

      Mother’s Day weekend gets a splash of color with a celebration of the arts during Henderson’s annual Fine Arts Festival. Bring the whole family as there will be plenty of activities for children and a chance to find a unique Mother’s Day gift. The free event begins at 9 a.m.

    • Country music artist Chris Cagle.

      Saturday: Country in the Park

      Country music favorite Chris Cagel, rising star Chris Janson and the popular local Tony Marques Band will headline the seventh Country in the Park outdoor concert and festival on Saturday. Presented by the best-selling Mountain’s Edge master plan and Vegas Country 95.5 KWNR, the free event is 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the amphitheater in Exploration Park, located at 9275 S. Buffalo Drive.

    • Ellis Island's beers can also be found on tap at the valley's Village Pubs and at select Metro Pizza locations.

      Saturday: Lee’s Beer & Tequila Experience at LVH

      Lee’s Beer & Tequila Experience at the LVH-Las Vegas Hotel offers more than 300 handcrafted beers and 70 tequilas to sample including Avion, Cazadores, Davalos, Patron and Don Julio tequilas and beers from breweries like Full Sail, Big Dogs, Pyramid, New Belgium, Dogfish Head and Unibroue. Proceeds benefit Lees' Helping Hand supporting local children's charities. Tickets are $50-$60 and the event begins at 4 p.m.

    • Saturday: The Beach Boys at the Cannery

      The Beach Boys bring their hits like "Help Me Rhonda", "Surfin' USA" and "Little Surfer Girl" to the Cannery. Tickets are $33-$44 and the show starts at 8 p.m.

    • Filipinos watch as dancers use Philippine flags as part of their performance during the 113th Philippine Independence Day celebrations at  Manila's Rizal Park, Philippines on Sunday June 12, 2011. Philippine independence from Spain was proclaimed on June 12, 1898.

      Saturday-Sunday: Pinoy Pride Celebration at Boulevard mall

      The Pinoy Pride Celebration, a Filipino-cultural event honoring Filipino American heritage, takes place at the Boulevard mall. The festival features more than 75 vendors, food and retail booths and carnival rides. The celebration offers fun, information and services for those who desire to share in the rich history, values and culture of the Filipino community.

      Jabbawockeez, winners of the first season of “America’s Best Dance Crew,” will perform and promote their new show at the Luxor. Vhong Navarro, a multi-talented Filipino superstar and host of “It’s Showtime” with Kakai Bautista, the darling of Filipino Comedy and Osang from X-Factor Phillippines, will provide comic relief. The free event begins at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

    • Saturday: Ice Cream Festival at Springs Preserve

      Springs Preserve hosts its annual all-you-can-eat Ice Cream Festival. The family-friendly event will feature stations serving ice cream sundaes and novelties and root beer floats, with entertainment for all ages including airbrush tattoos, a photo booth, pony rides, family bingo, and a bubble play station. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 to 12. Children age 4 and younger are admitted free. Advance tickets are $6.50 for adults and $3.50 for kids when purchased online or at the Springs Preserve box office. Springs Preserve members receive half off admission. Regular admission prices will apply for access to museums and galleries.

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