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1. Backstreet Boys

FILE - In this June 6, 2018 file photo, Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Brian Lit ...
FILE – In this June 6, 2018 file photo, Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, and AJ McLean of Backstreet Boys, perform “Don’t go Breaking My Heart” at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Backstreet, as they say, is back. The Backstreet Boys are launching their “DNA World Tour 2022” with a mini-residency of sorts. The group, now in its 30th year, is playing four shows in the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. See BSB at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and April 15-16. Tickets start at $80.

— Christopher Lawrence

WINE

2. Sips, bites, jazz

From 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Downtown Container Park presents Spring Thru the Vine, an all-you-can-enjoy wine walk featuring more than a dozen wines from Foley Family Wines in Sonoma County, plus pours from local and regional wineries. Food from Container Park purveyors for an additional cost. Live music on the lawn from the Moonshiners, a Las Vegas jazz band. Tickets: $30 at eventbrite.com.

— Johnathan L. Wright

SPIRITS

3. Free 1920s party

A room hidden by a wall-length portrait in the speakeasy features 1920s artwork at The Undergro ...
A room hidden by a wall-length portrait in the speakeasy features 1920s artwork at The Underground at The Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The basement-level exhibition of the Prohibition era features a working distillery and speakeasy where attendees can stay for a drink. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphoto

From 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, The Underground speakeasy and distillery inside the Mob Museum is celebrating its fourth anniversary with a Roaring ’20s party. The event features house moonshine tasting, cocktails and other drinks. Live jazz performance by Amanda King and Her Prohibition Three. Guests are encouraged to wear 1920s attire. Details: themobmuseum.org or 702-229-2734.

— Johnathan L. Wright

FOOD

4. Feasts on wheels

(Las Vegas Review-Journal file)
(Las Vegas Review-Journal file)

It’s snack trucks galore this weekend as the Great American Foodie Fest returns to town. Arrive hungry at the Galleria at Sunset mall parking lot for a wide array of mobile munchies. You can keep your walkabout dining local with treats from homegrown vendors like Signora Pizza, Get Lit Wings and Milkshake Wasted. Admission is $7 per person. Info: greatamericanfoodiefest.com.

— Greg Thilmont

MUSIC

5. Shannon and the Clams

Vintage doo-wop shot through a garage rock prism is what Shannon and the Clams are all about. On “Year of the Spider,” the coed Oakland, California, quartet’s latest album and sixth overall, the group alternates starry-eyed waltzes with hot-and-bothered R&B with tambourine-abetted psych-rock where the organ purrs like a tiger getting its belly rubbed. See Shannon and the Clams at 8 p.m. Saturday at Backstage Bar & Billiards. Tickets are $17; eventbrite.com.

— Jason Bracelin

MUSIC

6. ‘The Metal Tour of the Year’

Megadeth (Steve Rose)
Megadeth (Steve Rose)

Heavy metal is all about overstatement — everything must be louder than everything else! — which extends to tour names, apparently. But this outing is a solid contender to live up to its title, headlined by thrash veterans Megadeth and featuring motoric metallers Lamb of God, the hook-heavy Trivium and Swedish melodic death metal pioneers In Flames, whose sound has become decidedly more radio-friendly in recent years. See them at 6 p.m. Saturday at Michelob Ultra Arena. Tickets start at $29; axs.com.

— Jason Bracelin

MUSIC

7. Las Vegas Bluegrass Festival

The Rhyolite Sound perform at The Western Country Club during day two of Life is Beautiful on S ...
The Rhyolite Sound perform at The Western Country Club during day two of Life is Beautiful on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in downtown Las Vegas. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images

Dig some bluegrass on the green grass of Centennial Hills Park when the Las Vegas Bluegrass Festival returns at 11 a.m. Saturday. Featuring ace locals like The Unwieldies and The Rhyolite Sound alongside the ascendant Bella White Trio, Americana string band Old-Salt Union and others, the fest also includes a picking tent experience with Sonic Rodeo and the Nevada Old-Time Fiddlers Association, an artisan market and a kids area with make-and-take projects and activities. The event is free.

— Jason Bracelin

FAMILIES

8. The Big Bounce America

(The Big Bounce America)
(The Big Bounce America)

Get ready to jump around like you’re at a House of Pain show in 1992. The Big Bounce America is bringing the world’s largest bounce house, covering more than 16,000 square feet, to the valley. Along with that monster, which features slides, ball pits, basketball hoops and a DJ stage, three other massive inflatables will offer a sports arena, an obstacle course and a space-themed attraction. Events are organized by age group, with sessions for 3 and younger, 7 and younger, 15 and younger, and 16 and older. You can bounce Friday through Sunday at Craig Ranch Regional Park. Tickets start at $19 at thebigbounceamerica.com.

— Christopher Lawrence

MUSIC

9. Lady Gaga and Brian Newman

Brian Newman and Lady Gaga, perform at NoMad Restaurant at Park MGM on the Strip on New Year's ...
Brian Newman and Lady Gaga, perform at NoMad Restaurant at Park MGM on the Strip on New Year’s Day Wednesday Jan. 1, 2020. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Fresh off an emotional performance — and picking up her 13th award — at the Grammys, Lady Gaga is resuming her “Jazz & Piano” residency at Park MGM. Brian Newman, her bandleader and trumpet player with whom she shared the Grammys stage, also is returning to his “After Dark” residency at the hotel. See them together in “Jazz & Piano” at 8 p.m. Thursday and April 16-17 in Dolby Live. Tickets start at $175. Newman’s “After Dark” is scheduled for Thursday to April 17 in NoMad Library. Tickets start at $44.95.

— Christopher Lawrence

FESTIVAL

10. Celtic Festival & Highland Games

(Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @rookie__rae
(Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @rookie__rae

Bring your kilt out of storage and load up on haggis: The Las Vegas Celtic Festival & Highland Games is returning. Now in its 16th year, the festival will feature live music, bagpipe and dance competitions, food vendors and athletics including the stone throw and caber toss. It’s scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Floyd Lamb Park. As part of a food drive to support the SafeNest pantry, attendees will receive $1 off tickets by donating a nonperishable food item. Tickets, available at the gate, are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and military, $5 for ages 5-12 and free for those younger than 5.

— Christopher Lawrence

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