Discover April 2017
Robert Irvine Live
The Food Network star Robert Irvine brings his show to the Tropicana Theater. Guests will be treated to a multi-sensory theatrical experience, no cooking demos here. Irvine invites his audience to be the stars of the show through participating in his signature physical and culinary challenges. Witness his hit television show, Dinner: Impossible, come to life right before your eyes, $30 per person.
Motley Brews Again
The 7th annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer, Nevada’s largest beer festival, now spans two days, featuring a Mad Craft Experience on Friday, April 7 and a Great Vegas Grand Tasting on Saturday, April 8. The Mad Craft Experience features Big Dog’s Brewing Co., Lovelady Brewing Co., PT’s Brewing Co., Michael Mina’s Pub 1842, Other Mama, Tacos & Beer and others to offer one-of-a-kind food and beverage experiences, craft beer experimentations and more. A panel of local industry judges will present awards in four beer categories and four culinary categories. The Great Vegas Grand Tasting will offer samplings from more than 110 breweries pouring on site and other brew-related activities. Tickets to Mad Craft are priced starting at $75 and tickets to the Great Vegas Grand Tasting are priced at $40 for general admission and $55 for early entry.
Great Vegas Festival of Beer, Downtown Las Vegas. http://greatvegasbeer.com/fest/mad-craft-great-vegas/. http://greatvegasbeer.com/tickets/.
Day trip to a Date Farm
China Ranch is a working family date farm in a truly unusual setting, an oasis of water and greenery in the midst of a sea of barren desert. The farm is the perfect day-trip for this spring season. Take interpretive guided nature walks, learn about the geology, botany, birds, and history of the area and best of all, taste the date products! China Ranch is located 85 miles west of Las Vegas, off Highway 127 en route to Death Valley National Park. Camping, motels and free natural hot mineral baths are available in nearby Tecopa Hot Springs and Shoshone.
China Ranch Date Farm & Bakery, China Ranch Rd., Tecopa, California. 760-852-4415. chinaranch.com