Spring sets the stage for spectacular weather and plenty of days for spending a leisurely afternoon outdoors. It's also a good time to take that window shopping indoors and check out the new styles hitting the shelves. Follow up your day of shopping with a relaxing meal on the patio at one of Town Square's delicious restaurants.
|Luck be A Lady|
Lucky Brand's (702.614.5260) new Sienna Tomboy crop jeans ($99) are inspired from the true tomboy with a look borrowed from boy's denim. This cropped jean has a combination of ripped, torn, faded and frayed denim in a classic, straight fit. There's now a cropped tomboy for every girl.
|A Pleasant Look|
Nothing is more pleasant than wearing a fabulous pair of shoes. Steve Madden (702.361.2871) steps into spring with a selection of great styles including this fashion forward Pleasant pump ($99.95). This patent leather strappy look will go perfectly with a simple babydoll dress or a pair of skinny jeans. It comes in nude and black and features a wooden platform heel.
|Staples for Spring|
Men's staples for spring such as short sleeve polo shirts and linen button downs are a must have and Old Navy (702.361.7479) is stacked with these separates. Add a spruce of color to his wardrobe this month with this long sleeve linen shirt ($29.50).
|Step Out in Tie Dye|
Your little ones will be the envy in the room when they step out in Justice's (702.263.3860) Dye Effect Maxi Dress ($45). With detailed stone embellishment at the top and a tie in the back it's the perfect tie dye dress for any occasion.
|Time Will Tell|
Never lose track of time this month with Henri Bendel's TKO slap watches ($60), available at phenom (702.570.6627) on North Main street. These spring coil style, hip, colorful slap watches come with a removable face that can be interchanged with others bands to create a look that's just right for you. Wear a different combination each day and show your attitude on your wrist.
|Cute-ify your look|
MAC Cosmetics (702.492.1173) steps out this spring with a new collection that is girly, glam and most of all cute! The Quite Cute collection features cupcake icing colors, vintage romance, an ATM card with Hello Kitty on it - and a way of life that says “yes!” to everything adorable. Enjoy pastel shades for Eye Quads, Lipstick, Plushglass and NailLacquer. And, due to popular demand, MAC is cute-ifying three favorite Lip Pencil shades from last season that will join the fun and frolic. If it shines, shimmers and pops it's completely, contagiously, cute. We love the lipstick in Candy Yum-Yum ($14.50).
A little bit of Hollywood has come to Town Square. Hollywood Hats opened its first location at the center with a hat for every occasion. The store boasts an abundance of looks that can add a touch of class and sophistication to an outfit or put an original spin to your staple style. With a wide variety to choose from, Hollywood Hats offers the perfect spring accessory.
|Lili Claire Spring Fling |
The Lili Claire Foundation has partnered with Town Square and Davis Amusements Cascadia to bring the Lili Claire Spring Fling to Las Vegas on April 7-10. The event was created in honor of National Autism Awareness Month, which aims to increase awareness of children living with autism and other special needs such as Down Syndrome and Williams Syndrome. The Lili Claire Spring Fling is an event the entire family can enjoy with incredible carnival rides as well as midway games, food and rock climbing walls. Entrance to the Spring Fling is free to all attendees, and tickets for the rides and games can be purchased for a few dollars, depending on the ride, or attendees can buy a daily unlimited ride bracelet for $20 per person. The event will be located behind Guitar Center in the northwest parking lot of Town Square. The Spring Fling takes place on Thursday April 7 from 1 p.m. -10 p.m. ; Friday April 8 from 1p.m. -10 p.m. ; Saturday April 9 from 10 a.m. -10 p.m. and on Sunday April 10 from 11 a.m. -10 p.m.The Lili Claire Foundation has been providing medical genetics programs and services to the Las Vegas community for the past eight years in partnership with the University Nevada School of Medicine. Six percent of all children are born with a neurogenetic issue like Down Syndrome, Autism or Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. To learn more about the Lili Claire Foundation please visit www.LiliClaireFoundation.org.
The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society will hold Walk MS: Las Vegas on Saturday, April 9, 2011. Friends, family members, co-workers and neighbors will be joining those with MS to take steps to bring us closer toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. Registration opens at 7 a.m. followed by opening ceremonies at 8:30 a.m. More than 1,000 walkers are expected to come out and help raise the goal of $100,000. Funds raised will support programs and services for the nearly 19,000 people living with MS and their families in the Southern California & Nevada Chapter - including more than 2,000 Las Vegas area residents - along with national MS research to find a cure for this chronic disease of the central nervous system. Anyone who would like to “Join the Movement” can register online at www.walkMSnevada.org or call 702.736.1478 or 1-800-344-4867.
|Olive Crest Ice Cream Social|
Kick off Olive Crest's “Celebrate Families Week” with an old fashioned Ice Cream Social in Town Square Park on April 9 at from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature live performances from Rag Tag Entertainment, prize drawings and FREE ice cream. Fun for All Games will be on hand to provide games for the whole family to enjoy. Celebrate Families Week was created to raise awareness of child abuse and the Olive Crest services available to families and children in Southern Nevada.
Las Vegas Valley residents can celebrate Earth Day and learn more about going green at the second annual GREENFest Earth Day festival at Town Square on April 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. GREENFest is free and open to the public and will include live music, green vendors, food samplings, a farmer's market, recycling experience, food composting, energy and water conservation tips and activities for adults and children of all ages. The event is organized by the Green Alliance, Republic Services and Evergreen Recycling. Several interactive displays from Republic Services and Evergreen Recycling will be on hand including a large recycling display of baled recyclables, recycling trucks for children to explore, MRFY the recycling robot, children's coloring experience and a free recycling collection center. Guests can bring down their recyclable items from their home or office for responsible disposal. Shred-It Las Vegas will provide free document destruction service on site. Visitors can learn more about different energy efficiency programs for solar, hydro and wind power at NV Energy's “Renewable Generations” trailer and meet the new NV Energy mascot, The Bot.
|New Vista Community Wine Walk|
The 2011 Wine Walk season kicks off on April 16 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This is the first of four wine walks, which will showcase a variety of food and wine throughout Town Square Park. Each walk will feature 20 different wines for sampling and the cost is $30 per person. The walks are organized by New Vista Community, a local charity committed to providing equal opportunities and support to intellectually challenged people of all ages so that they may experience life to the fullest. Additional walks take place on May 21, September 24 and October 22. Visit www.winewalklv.com for more information or to purchase tickets. You must be 21 or older to attend the event.
|International Latin Taste Festival|
Latin flavors come alive during the International Latin Taste Festival from April 22 to 24 from noon to 10 p.m. Enjoy traditional Latin favorites and contemporary dishes from around the world during the three day festival that includes live music and entertainment, a fun zone for kids, amusement rides and more. Admission is $5, and the festival will take place in the Southwest parking lot of Town Square behind H&M.
|Hop & Shop |
One of Town Square's favorite events is back this month. Hop and Shop, presented by Mix 94.1 FM, is slated for April 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features a variety of festivities for kids to enjoy. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the free Easter egg hunts take place every half hour for children ages one to 10 years old from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Town Square Park. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for photos, and a variety of activities are available for kids throughout the day. Please have children bring their own baskets to carry their treats. BRIO Tuscan Grille will host a pancake breakfast for kids on April 23 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. with all proceeds going to the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. The cost is $5 per child, and children can enjoy traditional, caramel banana, wildberry and chocolate, chocolate chip pancakes.
|Grant a Gift Autism 5k Walk Run for Hope|
Help celebrate Autism Awareness Month to support families affected with autism in Nevada during the 2nd annual Grant a Gift Autism 5k Walk Run for Hope on April 30. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. followed by the walk at 9 a.m. and fair at 10:45 a.m. Activities include an Autism resource fair, balloon artists, face painting and family picnic in Town Square Park.
WHAT TO DO
|Aid in Japan Recovery Efforts|
BRIO Tuscan Grille will host a day of community, sweet refreshments and entertainment on April 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to raise funds for Japan disaster relief. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross fund for Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami recovery efforts. With the support of Yelp.com, Beasley Broadcast Group and WENDOH Media, the event is a day for Las Vegans to come together and help aid in the recovery efforts. The event will be located on the patio at BRIO and it is free to attend. Donations will be made from the purchase of baked goods, refreshments and a raffle. The American Red Cross name is used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, expressed or implied, of any product, service, company, individual or political position. For more information about the American Red Cross, please call 1-800-HELP-NOW or email
WHAT TO EAT
Kabuki continues to celebrate its 20th anniversary in April with part two of its contest. Eight lucky winners will have the opportunity to win one “Sushi for a Year” Black Card. The eight winners will receive a specially designed Kabuki gift card pre-loaded with a value of $2,600 good for one year's worth of food and drinks at any Kabuki Japanese Restaurant location. The Black Cards will be embossed with the cardholder's name plus a designated toll free number to check their most current balance. The April contest runs from April 1 and ends April 30. Guests can enter to win at Kabuki and there is no purchase necessary. The drawing is open to any individual, legal residents of the states of AZ, CA and NV who are 18 year old or older.
WHAT TO WATCH
|Fast Five |
In this action movie, Dominic and his crew find themselves on the wrong side of the law once again as they try to switch lanes between a ruthless drug lord and a relentless federal agent. Starring Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Jordana Brewster. Fast Five debuts April 29. Call Rave Motion Pictures 702.362.7283 for show times.