Las Vegas travel calendar

Through Feb. 13

Ice skating

Where: Lake Las Vegas (Henderson)

Highlights: Of course, the lakes around Vegas don’t freeze over. But this ice rink anchored in the lake does, creating a unique skating experience.

Info: (702) 564-4700,


Feb. 3

Russian National Ballet

Where: Ham Concert Hall (UNLV campus)

Highlights: With St. Valentine on the way, the troupe performs the timeless “Romeo and Juliet.”

Info: (866) 388-3267,

Opening Feb. 5

Tim Allen

Where: Venetian Showroom

Highlights: Now known for his TV and film appearances, the comedian returns to his standup roots for 10 weekends this year.

Info: (702) 414-1000,


Feb. 5

Amore Mio cooking class

Where: Nove Italiano (the Palms)

Highlights: Participants will learn how to prepare a romantic six-course meal, starting with Kumamoto oysters with basil granita and ending with a heart-shaped, white chocolate shell filled with sweet treats.

Info: (702) 942-6800,


Feb. 6

Super Sunday Celebration

Where: M Resort (South Strip)

Highlights: The M will celebrate with drink specials and contests throughout the property. Or grab a seat in the Ravello Lounge, where the Super Bowl will be screened on 42 TVs.

Info: (702) 797-1000,


Feb. 9-12

Dam Short Film Festival

Where: Boulder Theatre (Boulder City)

Highlights: More than 100 short films from around the world will be screened in the charming town that’s the gateway to Hoover Dam.

Info: (702) 447-4747,


Feb. 11-14

Cupid’s cocktails

Where: Tabú Ultra Lounge (MGM Grand)

Highlights: The bartenders will be mixing three special drinks that they (not us) swear are laced with ingredients to make you more romantic.

Info: (702) 891-7129,


Feb. 14

The Simon Singles Soiree

Where: Simon at Palms Place

Highlights: Chef Kerry Simon hosts this bash for the unattached, an antidote to Valentine’s Day hoopla.

Info: (702) 944-3292,



Piano! Las Vegas

Where: V Theater (Planet Hollywood)

Highlights: Ryan Ahern blazes across the keys, playing a diverse repertoire that includes boogie, Broadway and rock.

Info: (866) 932-1818,


— Jay Jones