Pirate Fest Las Vegas’ annual celebration of scallywags and shoulder parrots is back at Lorenzi Park, and so is the cardboard regatta (“Those things REALLY floated!”), the Craft Beer Experience and that bawdy juggler you can’t get enough of. When you can win an award for the “Best Sinking” and a cruise aboard a real ship, there really is no excuse not to grow a beard and bust out that puffy shirt. April 10-12, times vary, $8-$13.
Celebrando Festival This all-day celebration of Latino culture—complete with Mariachi battles, community outreach groups, guest speakers, a Zumba showdown and authentic food—aims to attract families and benefit charities. Music acts La Santa Cecilia and Voces del Rancho headline. April 11, 1-9 p.m., $5-$50, Cannery.
Equestrian World Cup The ring at the Thomas & Mack Center is about to be packed with international talent in World Cup championships for jumping and dressage. That means powerful horses and skilled riders taking on insanely high obstacles and intricate footwork. It’s a different kind of Vegas spectacle. April 15-19, times vary, $30-$115, worldcuplasvegas.com.
CAC 2015 Juried Show The Contemporary Arts Center returns with its 26th annual Juried Exhibit, featuring selections by guest jurors Max Presneill and Rebekah Bogard. Through April 30, reception April 10 at 6 p.m., Alios Gallery.
Pork Belly Cuban What’s better than a new restaurant unleashing a new menu? The consistently delicious Carson Kitchen in Downtown’s John E. Carson building just dropped a pork belly Cuban sandwich with tasso ham and manchego cheese, flanked by spicy tater tots. Stop drooling. $13.
Food for Thought Replace bad juju with good starting April 12, when the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District launches Food for Thought, a program that waives $2 in library fines for every dry good donated to Three Square Food Bank. lvccld.org.