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On the plate: April's dining events you don't want to miss


April 10. This monthly foodie crawl takes diners on a literal taste of the town, sampling signature dishes at four different local restaurants — while also rubbing elbows with fellow fans of fine cuisine. For added surprise, the restaurants of the night are kept secret two days before the event. 7 p.m. April 10. Tickets $45. Info:

Vino Thursdays

april 18. At this monthly wine-tasting, guests sip reds and whites from around the world and sample small plates, while a special musical guest caps off the night with a set, while overlooking the iconic Bellagio fountains. 7-9 p.m. at the Hyde Bellagio,


May 9-12. Now in its seventh year, Uncork’d offers celeb chefs, master sommeliers and avant-garde mixologists for four days of tasting and tippling. Among the events are a master series dinners with famed chefs, cooking demonstrations and the Grand Tasting.

“Free Cone Day” at Ben & Jerry’s

April 9. Ben & Jerry’s celebrates its 35th annual “Free Cone Day,” with Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops at the District at Green Valley Ranch and inside Sunset Station hotel-casino offer free ice cream to benefit St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. Throughout the day, guest celebrity “scoopers” will serve up ice cream as part of the all-day event. All small cones are free with no purchase necessary, but you’re encouraged to make a donation on site to St. Jude’s.

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