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May's foodie events you don’t want to miss


Vegas Uncork'd

May 8-11

This four-day feasting extravaganza starring the world’s most acclaimed chefs also brings many events focused around libations such as wine, sake and cool cocktails. Events are scheduled at various locations including The Venetian, Aria, Bellagio, Caesars Palace and MGM Grand. Among the gastronomic festivities are wine events, after-parties, a night market featuring chefs Mario Batali and Thomas Keller, a sushi-making and sake tasting with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, an exploration of Sicilian wines, a number of master series dinners and more. May 8-11, various Strip hotel locations, 877-884-8993,


Whiskey Experience

May 20

This educational afternoon crash course in whiskey appreciation will take you from whiskey fan to whiskey connoisseur. You'll learn how to identify your own tasting profile; enjoy a flight of at least five specialty whiskeys tailored to your palate; and get a personalized certificate of completion. At the Freakin' Frog, $75, 702-217-6794,

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Ice Cream Festival

May 24
This festival geared toward ice cream-loving kids will feature huge, almost fearfully large, in fact, scoops of ice cream being served up in a merciless frenzy of frozen flavor-blasts. Along with admission to the festival, guests will also get half-off museum and gallery admission. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 to 12. Children 4 and younger are admitted free. Springs Preserve members receive half-off admission. Springs Preserve, $5-$8,

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