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East Valley View things to do for Aug. 14-20, 2014


IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

  • A Chillin’ with Santa Hawaiian Luau luncheon for seniors 50 or older is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave. An appearance by Santa Claus is planned, and Hawaiian dances are set to be performed by the Ladies of Nahula Hulia Aholla. Donations of new school supplies will be accepted. Suggested items are backpacks, notebook paper, folders, crayons, glue, lunch packs, pencils, markers, rulers and scissors. The luncheon costs $5. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6309.
  • A production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” is scheduled at 8 p.m. Aug. 14-16, 21-23 and 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $25. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.
  • Easter Seals Nevada plans to honor singer Olivia Newton-John and three outstanding businesswomen with its inaugural Four Star Award for outstanding charitable contributions at the second annual Women’s Tea from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Four Seasons’ Acacia Ballroom, 3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $55 in advance at eastersealsnevada.org or $60 at the door. In addition, all ticket holders are asked to make a minimum pledge of $150 to Easter Seals Nevada payable over one year. Contact Melanie Bash at mbash@eastersealsnevada.org or 702-690-0632.
  • Barry Ross Quartet in concert is planned for 2 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Winchester Cultural Center Theater, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $5 at the front desk or at clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration.
  • The free summer movie series is scheduled to continue with a screening of “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2” at sundown Aug. 14 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Family films are set to be screened every Thursday through Aug 21. The final film is “Planes” scheduled for Aug. 21. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.
  • The Huntridge Foundation and West Huntridge Neighborhood Association plan to host a free Cinema in the Circle screening of the film “Grease” at sundown Aug. 15 in Huntridge Circle Park, 1251 S. Maryland Parkway. All are welcome and encouraged to dress up for a chance to win prizes. Concession sales are planned. Email thehuntridgefoundation@gmail.com.
  • The Dive In Movies series is scheduled to continue with a double feature screening of “Clueless” at 7 p.m. and “The Devil Wears Prada” at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 18 on the marquee at the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Admission is $5. Double features are set to be screened every Monday through Sept. 1. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or call 702-698-7000.
  • The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Robotics Camp is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 18 and 19 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Participants ages 9 to 14 receive a 6-in-1 solar robotics kit to assemble. The fee is $40, which includes the kit, a snack and refreshments. To register, contact Karen Best at 702-257-5538 or bestk@unce.unr.edu.
  • The Landero Learning Center, 9620 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans an open house and anniversary party from 2 to 6 p.m. Aug. 16. The event is set to include raffles, performances, games and refreshments. visit landerolearningcenter.com.
  • Beach Party Splash for all ages is scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at Las Vegas Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road. Admission is $3 and is set to include swimming, games, dancing and live music. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6309.
  • The Poets’ Corner for poetry fans 17 or older, hosted by Keith Brantley, is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The monthly forum is for established poets and open-mic participants. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.
  • A Cox Back to School Fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 16 at The Boulevard Mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway. The event is set to include representatives from the Clark County School District, immunizations and more.
  • The Walnut Recreation Center Pool, 3075 N. Walnut Road, is slated to screen “Despicable Me 2” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15. Chairs and blankets are welcome. Snacks will be offered for sale by Teen Leaders of the Future. Call 702-455-8402.
  • The Batteries Included Teen Leadership Conference for youths 13-18 is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 15 at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. Transportation will be provided for the event. Visit tinyurl.com/lvbatteries or call 702-229-2330 or 702-229-6242.
  • Local casting for singers and actors ages 25 to 40 is scheduled for “The Wonderful Wizard of Song: The Music of OZ Composer Harold Arlen” from noon to 4 p.m. in the Parlour Lounge at the El Cortez, 600 E. Fremont St. Those interested should send a photo and resume to yellowbrickmusic@aol.com to register for an audition slot.
  • A New West Guitar Group concert is planned for 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. The group formed at the University of Southern California when the players were students. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show at the front desk or at clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration.
  • Red Rock Ramblers and Las Piedra Rojas in concert is planned for 2 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show at the front desk or at clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration.
  • “Why Masterworks,” an invitational group show with each piece focusing on different principles of art, is scheduled to be displayed through Aug. 23 by appointment at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
  • The Trifecta Gallery in The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., is set to show “FOREVERMORE” by local artist Su Limbert throughout August. Visit trifectagallery.com or call 702-845-7907.
  • “The Magic School Bus Kicks Up A Storm” exhibit is set to visit the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place, through Sept. 1. In the exhibit, based on the Scholastic Entertainment books and television series, visitors will get to enter Ms. Frizzle’s Classroom, climb aboard the bus and visit the Walkerville Weather Center. Visitors can explore the water cycle and its relation to weather and how air, heat, water and land combine to create weather.
  • Winning entries in the “Celebrating Life!” art competition for seniors 50 or older are scheduled to be on display through Sept. 11 at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
  • The Bluebirds Quilt Circle meets from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Parkdale Senior Center, 3200 Ferndale St. Participation is free with center membership. The center also offers free clubs for crocheting, knitting and quilting from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays; for painting from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays; for quilting from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays and for Wood Carving from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-8502.
  • Blackbird Studios, 1551 S. Commerce St., is set to show Meg Adamson’s “Cactus to Pine,” work inspired by the biodiversity of the Southern Nevada deserts she was born to and her new home in the Pacific Northwest. The gallery is also set to show a selection of art dolls throughout August. Visit blackbirdstudioslv.com or call 702-782-0319.
  • The art exhibit “Fusionaroma,” by Behzad Dowlatshahi and Samira Nozari, both published poets and painters known in Iran, is set to tour galleries through Jan. 4. It is set to be exhibited Aug. 12 through Oct. 14 at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave., 702-507-4010; and Oct. 28-Jan. 4 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., 702-507-3820.

WORTH A DRIVE

  • Super Summer Theatre plans to present “Shrek the Musical” at 8:05 p.m. Aug. 14-16 and 20-23 in the outdoor venue at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, 10 miles west of Las Vegas. Advance tickets are $12.95 at tinyurl.com/o6xypqa. A limited number of tickets are available at the gate for $20. Visit supersummertheatre.org.
  • Globus Tours plans to present trip itineraries for Central and South America at 6 p.m. Aug. 20 at Prestige Travel, 6175 Spring Mountain Road. The event is slated to cover visits to Machu Picchu, the Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica, Chile and Easter Island. Call 702-946-8710.
  • The Outdoor Picture Show on the Green is scheduled to show “E.T.” at 8 p.m. Aug 16 at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2225 Village Walk Drive. Free screenings are scheduled through Oct. 25. Upcoming shows scheduled include: Aug. 23, “The Nut Job”; Aug. 30, “Toy Story”; Sept. 6, “The Lego Movie”; Sept. 13, “Finding Nemo”; and Sept. 20, “The Muppets.” Visit shopthedistrictgvr.com/outdoorPicShow.php.
  • A Keep the Spirit of ‘45 Alive Spectacular concert is set to feature a host of local entertainers, including Gary Anthony, Dennis Bono, Lorraine Hunt Bono, Frankie Scinta, Eric Jordan Young, the Las Vegas Tenors, Denise Rose and Genevieve Dew, from 2 to 3:15 p.m. and from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Aug. 16 at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Free tickets are to be distributed at the box office starting at 10 a.m. while they last. Visit spiritof45nevada.org.
  • The M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans a Rockabilly Night Swim event from 8 p.m. Aug. 15 to 2 a.m. Aug. 16. The event is set to include an open bar and music. Admission is free for residents with a Nevada ID. Visit hendersonlive.com/calendar.
  • The National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees plans to meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 19 at Mad Mattie’s, 8100 W. Sahara Ave. Visit narvre.info.
  • Lake Mead National Recreational Area plans a lecture on tortoises from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 6 and 13 at the Boulder Beach Campground Amphitheatre, 268 Lake Shore Road. Reservations are not required. Visit tinyurl.com/nwz2zb2or call 702-293-8990.

PLAN AHEAD

  • Tickets are on sale for the seventh annual production of “A Choreographers’ Showcase” by the Nevada Ballet Theater and Cirque du Soleil, scheduled at 1 p.m. Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 at the Mystere Theatre at Treasure Island, 3300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $25 and $45 and can be purchased by calling the theatre box office at 702-894-7722 or visiting nevadaballet.org.
  • Bank of America customers receive free entry Sept. 6 and 7 to the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North and the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is offered through the bank’s Museums on Us program, which allows Bank of America customers free access to select museums on the first weekend of every month. Participants must show their U.S. Trust, Merrill Lynch or Bank of America debit or credit card to receive free admission for the cardholder. Visit museums.bankofamerica.com.
  • Gospel with a Jewish Soul is planned for 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at Temple Sinai, 9001 Hillpointe Road. Tickets are $18 in advance and $22 at the door for Temple Sinai members and $20 in advance or $25 at the door for nonmembers. Tickets for children 12 or younger are $9. Visit templesinailv.org or call 702-254-5110.
  • Dog Daze of Summer is planned from 8 to 11 a.m. Sept. 6 at the Desert Breeze Aquatic Facility, 8275 W. Spring Mountain Road. Dogs are welcome to swim in the pool before it is cleaned at the end of the season. Proof of vaccinations is required. Small dogs less than 50 pounds can swim from 8 to 9:15 a.m. and large dogs more than 50 pounds from 9:45 to 11 a.m. Dogs must be leashed outside the facility. Only dogs will be allowed in the pool. Pet contests and raffles are planned. Registration is $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Space is limited to 100 dogs. Register online at clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration. Call 702-455-7798.
 

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