Home Cooked Fun
Mom takes center stage at Francesca's Collections (702.263.4485) this month as the shop features a fun selection of specialty gifts including a Mother's Love Hand Towel ($15). Cook mom dinner and help clean up with this lovely towel that boasts a special saying surrounded by embroidered flowers. Fuchsia fringe dangles from the edge to give it a pop of color and fun.
A Perfect Moisturizer
Origins (702.407.8955) delivers for you and mom this spring with its new A Perfect World™ BB SPF 15 Age-defense tinted moisturizer with White Tea ($35). This high-performance moisturizer offers multiple perfecting, protecting and hydrating benefits in one lightweight formulation. Demonstrating both cosmetic and skin care qualities, imperfections are masked as a potent blend of mineral pigments provide a sheer tint of perfecting, natural-looking coverage for a flawless, even complexion. Antioxidant-rich Silver Tip White Tea combined with SPF 15 defends against environmental aggressors to help prevent future signs of aging. It's available in six shades to complement a range of skin tones.
Let Michael Stars (702.851.0511) put you and mom in the mood for spring with its comfy Paintbrush Stripe Voile Tunic ($128). These breezy, lightweight voiles are destined to become everyone's favorite weekend go-to top. Pair it with white skinny bottoms and create a signature staple look for spring.
Walk this Way
Shopping for mom is fun, but you might as well pick up a little something for yourself. Step out in the bronze Looker platform sandals ($59.99) from Bakers (702.914.3590) and all eyes will be looking at your feet. The zebra print boasts a cork embellishment and stud detail on the wedge. The 5 ¼ inch heel height and 1 ¾ inch platform will make your legs look sky high. Pair them with your favorite jeans or dress and your look is complete.
Maxi Made Easy
Dress it up or dress it down. The Spring Cheetah Maxi Dress ($178) from GUESS by Marciano (702.269.8601) is so versatile with its casual yet flirty look that's perfect for a day shopping with friends or dinner on the town. Pair it with a great sandal and handbag and the look is complete.
Update mom's home fragrance collection this Mother's Day and let Tommy Bahama's be your go to place for Polynesian Gardenia. We love their poured ($45) and 3-wick candles ($26), diffusers and potpourri. Put everything together for a complete set and make her holiday special.
Ranch House Kitchen
Ranch House Kitchen is bringing delicious food and lots of fun to Town Square. Fine Entertainment's new high-energy eatery appeals to the entire family with contemporary comfort cuisine and live entertainment, from line dancing during the day for kids to live music and karaoke for adults at night. Corporate Executive Chef Yvonne Maatouk has created a mouthwatering menu highlighting American comfort food with all the traditional fixings. Simplicity is at the core of Maatouk's cooking, recreating the most beloved home-style breakfast, lunch and dinner classics with a modern spin. The hearty breakfast menu features selections such as Breakfast Pizza, Breakfast Burritos and Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls served all day long. The lunch and dinner menu boasts lip-smacking entrées such as its Cheesy Meatball Madness, Fried Green Tomato Sliders and the Black & Blue Pizza. A specialty section on the menu called "Potato Haven" offers an array of tasty potato-based treats such as Bucking Bull Fries; BBQ Potato Chip Nachos; and a sweet and savory Sweet Potato Melt made with sweet potato tots that have been tossed in a buttery, cinnamon spice blend topped with toasted marshmallows and candied pecans. The 15,000-square-foot restaurant and bar depicts a country western atmosphere with a contemporary edge. The centerpiece of the expansive eatery showcases a mechanical bull available to revelers seeking a daring, fun time. Ranch House Kitchen is located on the the second floor across from Rave Cinemas. For more information about Ranch House Kitchen click here.
A new jewelry shop is open at Town Square and it's putting a smile on everyone's face. Happymania, which houses a kiosk located adjacent to MAC Cosmetics, sells fashion jewelry including earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces, hair accessories and more. Top quality crystals, natural stones and Swarovski crystals are used to adorn the bedazzled jems. Owner Hye Young Kim comes from a family of jewelers and decided to start her own business where she could share her designs with others who appreciate beautiful jewels. Happymania boasts a wide variety of handmade items, and Kim says her most popular pieces are silver plated necklaces with crystals.
The Container Store
Join The Container Store for its grand opening weekend celebration Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13 and shop the world's most celebrated collection of storage and organization products. Just in time for spring cleaning, The Container Store comes to the rescue with a closet organizing solution. By using a custom designed storage and organization system such as its elfa system, closets can be transformed into multi-purpose areas, yielding up to 50 percent more usable space for a fraction of the cost of custom built-ins. Stop in on grand opening weekend for a chance to win a $1,000 elfa space makeover when The Container Store gives away prizes every hour, on the hour. Ten percent of sales from the Town Square store that weekend will be donated to the Junior League of Las Vegas. When you spend $100 at The Container Store in a single transaction (in stores only) through May 31, you'll receive a $15 June enJOYment Card, that's redeemable from June 1-30 to use in stores, online or by phone. While supplies last. Terms and conditions apply.
Walk for MS
The MS Society will hold Walk MS on May 5 at 8:30 a.m. at Town Square. Dollars raised help generate awareness and funds to support critical MS research and provide programs and services for the more than 133,000 Southern, Central Californians and Nevadans impacted by MS. Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. To register for Walk MS 5k click here.
Pinoy Pride Celebration
The Pinoy Pride Celebration is a Filipino cultural event slated for May 5 and 6 that will offer a glimpse into the rich history and culture of the Philippines. Festivities include food and retail vendors, carnival rides and games. Stop by on May 5 and enjoy karate exhibitions, hula dancers, performances by local bands and hip hop performers. A hip hop competition also takes place that day with a chance to win $1,000. May 6 kicks off with a dragon dance performed by students in a local Kung Fu school. Throughout the day there will be traditional Filipino cultural dancing as well as a colorful parade. Comedian AiAi delas Alas will also perform along with comedians and singers from all over the country. The festivities will take place in the Southwest parking lot behind H&M.
HomeAid and Pardee have teamed up with Town Square once again for Project Playhouse slated for Thursday, May 4 – Saturday, June 2. Custom designed dog houses and play houses built by local Las Vegas builders and contractors will be on display in Town Square Park. Guests can enter to win one of the homes by purchasing a raffle ticket for $5. In addition, pet adoption services provided by local shelters will be on hand each weekend in Town Square Park. For more information please click here.
Huntington's Disease Society of America Team Hope Walk
Join supporters of the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) for Team Hope Walk on May 12 and walk to help the Nevada chapter of the HDSA. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m. Following the walk, participants can take part in activities including a dunk tank, Games2u with laser tag and face painting. Guest speakers will also be on hand. A silent auction will round out the activities, and the winners will be announced at noon. The HDSA is national non-profit voluntary health agency dedicated to finding a cure for Huntington's Disease. They provide vital support, information and educational services to improve the lives of those affected by HD.
Las Vegas 5K
Get in gear for this year's Las Vegas 5K that starts and ends at Town Square. Participants should gather in the shopping center's Northwest Parking Lot to kick off the race and to join the post race expo. Registration is $35. Proceeds will benefit Olive Crest, an organization that works to meet the individual needs of kids in crisis by providing safe homes, counseling and education for both youth and parents. To register, click here.
Walk In Your Party Dress
Patty's Closet wants you to put on your favorite dress for its Walk in Your Party Dress event on May 19 that will benefit Children First of Southern Nevada. The event kicks off at 8 a.m. and registration is at 7:30 a.m. Southern Nevada Children First (SNCF) is a non-profit organization created to mentor, educate and train homeless, pregnant and parenting youth and young adults. To pre-register for $25 click here.
PowerWalk for Dress for Success
Grab your walking or running shoes and join us on Saturday, June 2, in the courtyard at Town Square for the first ever 5K and 1 mile PowerWalk benefiting Dress for Success of Southern Nevada. Along with partners, Mix 94.1 and Weight Watchers, we'll be strutting our stuff to raise money to provide disadvantaged local women with clothing, confidence and financial independence. Come help us change lives for $25 per walker. Children and dogs are welcome too. Registration begins at 8 a.m., the races start at 9 a.m. and 9:15 a.m., and Mercedes from Mix 94.1's Mark & Mercedes will be your host. Click here to sign up.
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Music in the Square
Live entertainment greets guests this month on May 11 and 25 as the musical sounds of the PJ Barth Duo hit the stage on May 11 and Country Duo takes center stage on May 25. Both music groups perform from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Storytime in the Square
Storytime in the Square heats up this month as the weather gets warmer and the hour-long event gets even better. Bring your child to Town Square Park for an interactive story time every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon and enjoy a reading of classic children's tales and new favorites. You never know who may show up to join the storytelling team so click here for upcoming guest appearances and promotions just for kids.
|Enjoy a summer movie special|
Rave Cinemas wants to make your summer more enjoyable for you and your wallet. The 18-screen theater at Town Square has launched a variety of special pricing options designed to create value for families and individuals who want to have fun without breaking the bank. Guests can take advantage of $5 Tuesdays when movies, excluding 3D films, will be $5 all day. Additional deals include $6 daily early bird for matinees before 2 p.m. every day, 3D upcharges apply; $5 student Wednesdays with valid student ID, 3D upcharges apply; and $8 tickets for casino/hotel employees all day, every day, with valid ID or nametag, 3D upcharges apply. Rave has undergone similar pricing initiatives in approximately 42 of its 61 locations across the country.
|Treat Your Mom to a Gourmet Walk|
Treat your mom to a food tasting exhibition through Town Square with The Walking Gourmet. Your mom will hop from restaurant to restaurant with a tour guide to sample some of the best dishes and drinks. She will meet executive chefs for a fun tasting experience all wrapped up in a three and a half to four hour tour. Visit www.thewalkinggourmet.com to book a tour for mom.
|Go Down Under for Mother's Day|
Come Down Under with Origins and some of the Men from Australian Thunder for a Happy Mother's Day, May 13 from 1pm-5pm. Participants can have their photos taken with the guys, after their consultation. And, as always, Origins will be offering free min-facials, makeovers and customized samples all day. There will be door prizes, snacks, refreshments and a raffle for a $110 Age Correcting Serum Package. Please RSVP as space is limited by calling Origins at 702-407-8955 for your appointment.
|Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Coconuts Beach Bar & Mexican Grill |
The party will be at Coconuts Beach Bar & Mexican Grill this Cinco de Mayo as the restaurant hosts festivities filled with contests, prizes and more. The party, hosted by Johnny Tsunami, gets started at 5 p.m. and features live mariachis, piñata smashing every hour, dancing, sombrero tossing, a four-foot burrito challenge, a gummy worm eating contest and Miss Cinco de Mayo. Plus, learn how to make Grandma's Guacamole from the secret recipe. Food and drink specials take place from noon to 8 p.m.
|Help Coconuts Support Chihuahuas|
Coconuts Beach Bar & Mexican Grill is raising food for three hard working privately funded rescues in Las Vegas. Adopt a Rescue Pet, Sophie's Chihuahua Rescue and the Nevada SPCA will be the recipients of food for Chihuahas during the month of May. Bring in three 12 ounce sized cans of food or larger or a 15 lb or larger bag of dry food and receive free cover for "Go Loco" Ladies Night, Saturday's hottest Latin Night in Las Vegas, and College Thursdays. Or, bring in your three 12 ounce sized cans of food or 15 lb or larger bag of dry food and receive 10% off your entire check when dining in. Any other type of donations such as crates, dog/cat supplies are appreciated.
|Bring the Kids to i♥burgers|
Families have more to love at i♥burgers on Sundays. Kids can enjoy Cheese Burgers, Grilled Cheese or Chicken Finger meals for free with the purchase of a regular price meal. Adults will enjoy gourmet hamburgers and salads like the i♥bacon Burger and the Raw Tuscan Kale Salad and tantalizing apps like the Mac & Cheese Nom Noms and the world's best Fried Pickles. Kids and adults can get creative while drawing on one of i♥burgers many chalkboards while enjoying their meals.
Taking mom out for a delicious Mother's Day meal has never been more delicious at Tommy Bahama's. But, if you want to stay in and serve a delicious treat, the island-inspired restaurant is sharing its scrumptious recipe for Key Lime Pie. It serves six to eight people, so invite family and friends and enjoy! You'll need: 1 9" Graham Cracker Pie Shell, 1 14 oz Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk, 4 Egg Yolks (whites not used), ½ Cup Nellie and Joes Key West lime juice, 1 Cup Toasted Coconut - (divided use), Whipped Cream, fresh lime slices for garnish. Combine milk, egg yolks, and lime juice. Blend until smooth. Sprinkle pie crust with ½ cup toasted coconut and pour filling into pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Sprinkle top of pie with remaining ½ cup toasted coconut. Allow to stand 10 minutes, then refrigerate. Just before serving, top with freshly whipped cream and garnish with lime slices.
Men in Black ™3
In Men in Black ™3, Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back…in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him – secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind. Men in Black ™3 will debut on May 25. Call Rave Cinemas at 702.362.7283 for show times and more information.