Friday Entertainment Roundup: RECESS Top Picks!

Published On March 22, 2013 | By Melly Allen | Cafe Mom, Community, Entertainment, Family, Just For Dads, Las Vegas Visitors Guide, Movies

It’s Friday! Wait, it’s Friday in Las Vegas! Adding “in Las Vegas” makes every sentence sound that much better! Try it, I’ll wait…..feels good right?

Anyhow, it’s not just any Friday, it’s the Friday that kicks off Spring Break. So I’m sure you’re looking for all sorts of fun things to do. I also have that covered! You can check out my Spring Break Staycation Ideas for Parents and see my picks on how to keep the kids busy for the extra family time this coming week. If you’re a working Mom or Dad, you can fill your weekend with entertainment, then Editor-in-Chief, Christa Schueler, gives you the 411 on Las Vegas Kids’ Camps.


The  Croods

All my mommy friends will be hitting the theaters for this one at some point this week! Looks funny and I my three-year-old might get through it. Will you be seeing it with the kids or do you consider this a “Redbox” movie (we can wait until Redbox has it)?

The world’s first family embarks on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures — and their outlook is changed forever.


Olympus Has Fallen Olympus Has Fallen

The movie I really want to see this weekend! It looks good, not too violent (I’m not a blood and guts movie fan), nice effects, and (bonus) good actors. Looking forward to seeing this one, but who am I kidding I’m going to The Croods (enter sad face here).

When the President is kidnapped by a terrorist who seizes control of the White House, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national security team rushes to respond, they must rely on Banning’s insider knowledge to save the President and prevent an even greater catastrophe.



I had press seats for this and completely missed my chance to see a grown-up movie, with Tina Fey, that actually looks funny. I wish I would of had a full review on this one guys, but when your little ones come down with the stomach bug, job perks take a back seat. I’d love to hear what you guys think.  Please leave your comments below!

Straight-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan lives by the book, both at work and at home. But Portia is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the free-wheeling John Halsey. Halsey has surmised that Jeremiah, his gifted yet very unconventional student, might well be the son that Portia secretly gave up for adoption many years ago. Soon, Portia finds herself bending the rules for Jeremiah, putting at risk the life she thought she always wanted — but in the process finding her way to a surprising and exhilarating life and romance she never dreamed of having.


Def Leppard VIVA Hysteria

It opens this weekend at The Joint inside the Hard Rock. It’s their first residency and the first time they’ll play an album all the way through. The venue is a perfect fit and I have a feeling the show will be a huge success. Will they extend their stay in Las Vegas? Only time will tell.

def leppard viva hysteria at the joint las vegasFresh off their 2012 “Rock Of Ages” tour, Great Britain’s premier arena rock band Def Leppard has announced plans for an exclusive nine show residency at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The band’s set will feature a greatest hits segment in addition to their iconic album HYSTERIAbeing played in full. Entitled VIVA Hysteria!, the spring 2013 residency will kick off on Friday, March 22 and run through Saturday, April 12.Show time is 8 p.m.

Shania Twain Still The One

Also in a residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. I’ve been meaning to catch this one but have not as of yet. The two-year singer spotlight started back in December of 2012 with plenty of time left to catch it.

Shania Twain, international superstar and the best-selling female country artist of all time, returns to the stage and vocal spotlight with a two-year residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The new Las Vegas show, “Still the One,” will feature all of Shania Twain’s biggest hits. These Las Vegas concerts will be performed exclusively at The Colosseum beginning December 1, 2012.


NBCF Beeper Egg Hunt

Nevada Blind Childrens’ Beepin’ Egg Hunt

Join NBCF’s annual Easter beeper egg hunt this Saturday from 2 – 4pm.  This family event is open to the community.  Please visit their website for more information. You can also check out the RECESS Events Calendar for location information here.







The 5th Great Train Robbery Of Southern Nevada

The 5th Great Train Robbery of the Nevada Southern Railway will be held this weekend!  Train depart times are 10:00 AM,  11:30 AM,  1:00 PM,  2:30 PM.  Prices ranges are – $10 for ADULTS, $5 for CHILDREN 4 through 11,  CHILDREN 3 and UNDER ARE FREE.  Please check their website for further information.

Looking for more Las Vegas events? Head over the our Events Calendar and see what’s happening in your city!

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As the Community Director and Editor of Recess, Melly Allen is the Founder of the Recess Sandbox Revolution where she strives to unite Southern Nevada women by giving them a voice and place to connect and share. Melly is also a major Social Media Producer.

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