The 11th Annual Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit will be held at Caesars Palace, The Cromwell, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International, The Venetian and The Palazzo. This is a world-class food and wine festival that celebrates Las Vegas’ premier standing as one of the most exciting and dynamic food destinations in the world. Vegas Uncork’d offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to rub elbows with top chefs and experience intimate dinners, interactive events and extravagant soirees such as a champagne saber-off and a Grand Tasting from Las Vegas’ greatest talents. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit vegasuncorked.com.
11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.: United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council will host its Annual Luncheon Fashion Show at Bellagio Las Vegas. The event will recognize WLC’s impact in the community and women community leaders who demonstrate a commitment to improving Southern Nevada. WLC is part of a national network of dedicated women philanthropists who have collectively raised over $1 billion in supporting United Way’s mission to improve lives and build stronger communities. For event information, contact Jessica Etienne at JessicaE@uwsn.org, call 702.892.2337 or visit uwsn.org/2017-wlc-luncheon-fashion-show.
ONE NIGHT for ONE DROP presented by MGM Resorts International and Zappos.com will focus on the concept of time, drawing inspiration from one pivotal phrase: “We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change and the last generation to do something about it.” The audience will be part of a highly theatrical, comedic and daring spectacle, with breathtaking circus acts to propel the story. Individual, tax-deductible VIP tickets, which include the post-show extravaganza complete with live entertainment, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and festivities, are available as well as show-only tickets starting at $100. Sponsorship packages and individual tickets are available at onedrop.org/onenight or by calling 1.844.33.WATER. All proceeds will benefit One Drop’s global water initiatives, along with innovative educational programming in Nevada through a partnership with the Springs Preserve.
6:30 p.m.: An Evening of Hope features selections from top Las Vegas restaurants, beautiful and heart-warming children’s art, great silent and live auction prizes, and good friends to benefit kids with cancer and their families through the nonprofit Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada. The event will be held at the World Market Center’s 16th floor venue overlooking the city. Visit candlelightersnv.org/events/evening-of-hope-3 or call 702.737.1919.
Skye Canyon hosts its second annual Skye Canyon 8K Trail Mix and 5K Road Race. A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit the Outside Las Vegas Foundation, a local nonprofit that creates programming for individuals to develop an appreciation of Southern Nevada’s outdoor places. The event is a part of the community’s Fit Lives Here program. The race is part of Skye Canyon’s inaugural Fit Fest, a celebration of healthy and active living with fun activities and a health focused vendor village. To register or for more information, go to skyecanyon.com.
4 to 8 p.m.: The 28th Annual Splendor in the Glass Wine & Beer Tasting event will be held at Crimson at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa. Guests can enjoy beer and wine samples from a wide assortment of wineries and breweries courtesy of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. Additional festivities include DJ entertainment, passed hors d’oeuvres, assorted food stations and a silent auction. Presented by Southern Nevada Public Television, a nonprofit board providing financial support to Vegas PBS, event proceeds will benefit television programming and community outreach initiatives for the station. Tickets can be purchased by visiting VegasPBS.org/wine or calling 702.799.1010. Attendees must be 21 or older.
7:30 p.m.: Las Vegas Philharmonic will present Cabrera Conducts Brahms. This powerful program begins with the premiere of Jennifer Bellor’s 898 Hildegard, a piece for orchestra and chorus that intertwines. Robert Schumann’s music abounds with quick mood changes, tumult, profound statements, and touching delicacy, all of which is found in the Overture, Scherzo and Finale. Championed by Schumann, Johannes Brahms’ immensely popular German Requiem is a consoling and comforting piece, providing solace to all that hear and perform it. The Las Vegas Master Singers, UNLV Concert Singers & Chamber Chorale, along with soloists Alisa Jordheim and Will Liverman, join the orchestra to deliver a stirring performance. For more information, visit lvphil.org.
“An American in Paris” will be presented in the Reynolds Hall in The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The timeless Tony Award-winning musical follows an American soldier and a mysterious French girl in an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. The musical play was inspired by the 1951 Academy Award-winning film (incorporating songs from George and Ira Gershwin) and opened on Broadway in 2015. To purchase tickets, visit the box office at The Smith Center, call 702.749.2000 or visit thesmithcenter.com.
Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis is a morning of fun with a community fundraising walk, live music, refreshments, kids entertainment, raffle prizes, booths, wellness area, information, park activities and more. The event benefits kids and adults with digestive diseases through the nonprofit Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America and will be held at Exploration Park in the Mountain’s Edge master planned community. Check-in and festivities begin at 9 a.m. with the community walk at 10 a.m. For information, visit cctakesteps.org/lasvegas2017.
7:30 p.m.; May 14, 2 p.m.: Fly with Nevada Ballet Theatre through a starlit London night and headlong into a magical adventure in Neverland with the 2016-17 Season finale, Peter Pan. First the movie, then the musical and now the ballet, this full-length production will be filled with pixie dust and all favorite characters, from Tinkerbell to the Lost Boys to Captain Hook and his swashbuckling pirates. Perfect for the entire family, J. M. Barrie’s famous tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is another The Smith Center for the Performing Arts premiere for NBT, choreographed by Jorden Morris and set to a diverse score. With all of its energy, humor and poignant movement, Peter Pan will delight the child in everyone. For more information, visit nevadaballet.org.