UNLVINO Tickets remain for all three of this year’s fundraising events for students of UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration—the Champagne-fueled kickoff Bubble-Licious at Venetian April 16; the poolside Sake Fever at Red Rock Resort April 17; and the Grand Tasting at Paris April 18—featuring a bodacious bevy of wines, spirits and beers plus food from local restaurants and UNLV’s culinary program. $100-$150, unlvino.com.
Las Vegas 51s vs. Fresno Grizzlies Friday night is the 51s’ first 2015 home game, and there will be fireworks. We prefer Sunday’s Tark Night, in which the players for both teams will wear Jerry Tarkanian-themed uniforms in honor of the ex-UNLV and ex–Fresno State college hoops coach. Brilliant. April 17, 18, 20, 7 p.m.; April 19, noon., $10-$25, Cashman Field.
SJP Collection Pop-Up Boutique Sarah Jessica Parker is beautiful and fun, and no doubt her shoe line is, too. It includes the Vegas-inspired Strip Collection, which debuts at a pop-up at the Shops at Crystals this weekend. SJP will be there to charm us into buying onsite or online exclusively through Zappos Couture. 1. Look sharp. 2. Don’t be creepy about your massive crush on her. April 17 & 18, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (SJP onsite April 17, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; April 18, noon-3 p.m).
Whirr Between its name, which practically shouts “shoegaze” (in a disorientingly dreamy manner, natch) and the legend of its brutally loud live sound, everything about this Bay Area band suggests the sort of night you’ll still be smiling about months later. With Wildmoth, Alaska; April 22, 9:30 p.m., $12-$15, Bunkhouse Saloon.
18B Day April is Arts District month. Paint, dance and be merry to honor those who shaped Downtown’s creative scene. Festivities include live painting, body percussion by Molodi, speakers from the city and First Friday, a DJ and a bar. April 16, noon-10 p.m., free, Boulder Plaza.
Smokin' Notes Tasty barbecue and classic rock go together. Get your fill at the second annual event in the northwest’s Providence community, also featuring a beer garden, children’s activities, lots of live entertainment and more. April 18, 1-4 p.m., free, Knickerbocker Park.