Friday, May 12, 2017 | 2 a.m.
The weekend forecast looks sunny and warm, so take advantage of pleasant Vegas weather while you can before summer’s heat arrives. This week’s entertainment options appropriate include some outdoor fun, as well as music, theater and comedy if you’re heading inside.
HELLDORADO DAYS The centerpiece of this iconic Southern Nevada hoedown is still the PRCA-sanctioned rodeo, held this year at the Las Vegas Village, MGM Resorts’ outdoor venue across from the Luxor. But there’s plenty of other fun to be had on the festival grounds and elsewhere, including a beer festival, pig races, a battle of the bands, a Saturday morning parade in downtown Las Vegas and much more. May 12-14, info at elkshelldorado.com.
TREVOR NOAH “We all have our vices, and stand-up happens to be mine,” Noah, now known best as Jon Stewart’s replacement as host of The Daily Show, told Las Vegas Weekly this week. Lucky for Vegas, which reaps the benefits of his comedy addiction. He performs his first solo shows on the Strip this weekend at the Mirage’s Terry Fator Theatre. May 12-13, info at 702-792-7777 or mirage.com.
NEVADA BALLET THEATER PRESENTS PETER PAN The finale of NBT’s 2016-2017 season is a pixie dust-coated, full-length production of the classic J.M. Barrie tale, choreographed by Jorden Morris and featuring favorite characters from the Lost Boys to Captain Hook. Peter Pan takes over the Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall for Saturday night and Sunday afternoon shows, and look into NBT’s pre-performance Insights presentation on both days. May 13-14, info at 702-749-2000 or nevadaballet.org.
MO5AIC Five-man a capella group Mo5aic, formerly Strip resident performers, return to Las Vegas with a show in the great northern suburbs at Aliante Casino’s Access Showroom. Get all the funk, pop, rock, jazz, R&B and even opera you can handle. May 13, info at 702-692-7777 or aliantegaming.com.
UNDER THE STARS & STRIPES Rising country music stars Dustin Lynch (“Seein’ Red,” “Where It’s At”) and Tyler Rich (“California Grown”) perform on a warm, not-quite-summer Saturday night at the Sunset Station Outdoor Amphitheater for this benefit concert for Veterans Village, the local organization that provides housing and services to veterans in need. May 13, info at 702-547-7777 or stationcasinosevents.com.