East Valley View Things to Do for June 5-11, 2014


IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

  • Opera Las Vegas plans to present a professional staging of Gioachino Rossini’s comic opera “The Barber of Seville” at 7:30 p.m. June 6 and 2 p.m. June 8 in the Judy Bayley Theatre at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The opera is to be performed by Metropolitan Opera stars, with full orchestra conducted by Gregory Buchalter. Tickets are $55-$95. A free preview lecture is planned an hour before the performance in the theater lobby. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
  • Downtown Spaces, 1800 Industrial Road, plans a number of activities starting at 5 p.m. June 6, including Skin City Body Painting owner Robin Slonina doing a body painting demo, 3 Baaad Sheep showing work in Skin City’s lobby gallery; Square Shooting Photography hosting “We Become Monsters,” a show of handcrafted resin toys; multimedia artist Raul Herrera at Wasteland Gallery; and Ortego’s Juniper Gallery, featuring work by Matt Ortego, Erika Allison, Ve Z Un, Alejandro Aranda, Adrienne Motley and SeaHawk Wang; and a podcast by Siril Beil. Visit dtspaces.com.
  • The Linhong Li Chinese Ensemble is set to perform a free concert featuring Chinese folk music and contemporary pop songs on traditional Chinese instruments at 2 p.m. June 7 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets must be picked up at the center’s front desk. Visit clarkcountynv.gov.
  • Fashion 2 Art Olympics is scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. June 6 at Circus Circus, 2880 Las Vegas Blvd. South, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 7 at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. The event is set to include fashion shows, performers and vendors. Tickets start at $10 in advance and $20 at the door. Visit fashion2artolympics.com.
  • A Family Fun Day is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 7 at The National Atomic Testing Museum, 755 E. Flamingo Road. The event is set to focus on the civil defense program of the 1950s and ’60s and offer advice on dealing with modern-day emergency situations. Activities are set to include a create-your-own fallout shelter craft station, a duck-and-cover game and short instructional films released by the Civil Defense Administration. The fee for the event is $20 for a family of four and $5 for each additional person. Visit nationalatomictestingmuseum.org or call 702-794-5151.
  • “The Magic School Bus Kicks Up A Storm” exhibit is scheduled 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 influences from air, heat, water and land combine to create weather.
  • The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., plans a free Dynamic Trombone Quartet performance featuring Walter Boenig, Hiroshi Suzuki, Dan Trinter and Dan Uhrich at 2 p.m. June 7. Visit artslasvegas.org.
  • The Shuffle-Aires are scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. June 6 at Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on concert day. Visit clarkcountynv.gov.
  • Screenings of “Ella Enchanted” and “The Princess Bride” are scheduled June 9 at the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The first film is set to start at 7 p.m., the second at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5 or free for hotel guests. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or call 702-698-7000.
  • Bank of America customers receive free entry June 7 and 8 to the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, or 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. Visit museums.bankofamerica.com.
  • “Painted Pictures,” an exhibition of original photographs by entertainer Jerry Lewis, is scheduled to be on display through August in the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The museum is open until 8 p.m. Thursdays. Visit unlv.edu/barrickmuseum.
  • Off-Strip Productions plans to present “The Importance of Being Earnest” at 8 p.m. June 5-7 and at 2 p.m. June 8 at the Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 16B. Tickets are $20 and $15 for students, seniors and members of the military. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.
  • The Nevada Camera Club 2014 Electronic Image Competition Exhibit is scheduled to be on display during regular business hours through Aug. 10 at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-4010.
  • Movies in the Square plans free activities and family film screenings at sundown Thursdays through Aug. 21 at the Green at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Films scheduled include “Monsters University” on June 5, “The Little Mermaid”on June 12, “Mulan” on June 19 and “Despicable Me 2” on June 26. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.
  • David Benoit is set to perform from 7 to 10 p.m. June 7 at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, as part of Clark County Parks and Recreation’s Jazz in the Park concert series. Food vendors are set to be at the free event. Visit clarkcountynv.gov.
  • The 11th annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival is set for 4 p.m. June 7 at The Club at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $5. Visit cannerycasino.com.
  • Registration is open through July 6 or until registration is filled for the 12th annual Hoops for Hope Basketball Camp and Parent Workshop, scheduled for July 17-19 at the Doolittle Community Center, 1950 J St. The event is free, but registration is required. Visit quietstormfoundation.com.
  • A free program based on Gregory Hinton’s scholarship as a 2011 Buffalo Bill Historical Center’s Resident Fellow is set to focus on Western legend Buffalo Bill Cody’s friendships with playwright Oscar Wilde and French painter Rosa Bonheur, who carried a government permit to dress like a man. The Out West program is scheduled at 7 p.m. June 5 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org.
  • Ward 5 Coffee with the Councilman is scheduled from 9 to 10 a.m. June 5 at the 751 N. Rancho Drive Starbucks. Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow invites the public to join him for coffee and conversation on how to improve Ward 5 and the city.
  • A Western Hoe Down Luncheon with Sheriff Izzy for seniors 50 or older is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 11 at Derfelt Senior Center, 3433 W. Washington Ave. The cost is $5, and registration is required. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6601.
  • A commercial Voice-Over Power Workshop is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. June 7-8 at the Craft Acting Studio at Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St. The workshop is set to include instruction on warmups, audition preparation, copy breakdown, current styles, current demos, home/mobile studios and a Q-&-A session. The cost for the two-day session is $125. To reserve a space in the class, contact lbvocoach@yahoo.com.
  • John Corbett is set to perform at 10 p.m. June 7 at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country at Town Square Las Vegas, 6611 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Admission is limited to guests 21 or older. Visit stoneysrockincountry.com or call 702-435-2855.
  • As part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Happy Birthday, Norma Jean! series, the 1953 film “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” is set to be screened at 1 p.m. June 10 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
  • Artsvegas.com hosts a weekly collaboration of art and design events in downtown Las Vegas starting at 6 p.m. Thursdays. For information on this week’s offerings, visit facebook.com/lateuntileight.

WORTH A DRIVE

  • The fourth annual Vegas Fringe Festival is scheduled June 6-15 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive, in the Mainstage and Black Box theatres. The two-weekend festival is set to feature new and established plays and performances of no more than one hour each, performed multiple times throughout the festival. Tickets start at $10 and a festival pass is available. Visit lvlt.org/fringe2014.htm.
  • The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., plans to offer indoor miniature golf from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Sept. 1. General admission for locals costs $9.95 for adults, $8.95 for seniors, students and military personnel and $4.95 for children ages 5 to 17. Visit springspreserve.org/apps/event.
  • The city of Henderson plans a Slide into Summer event with games and activities including giant Slip ‘n Slide lawn water slides from 5 to 7 p.m. June 7 at Anthem Hills Park, 2256 N. Reunion Drive. Admission is $5. Visit hendersonlive.com.
  • Free Poolside Sessions at the Backyard performances are scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Green Valley Ranch, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. Elko is set to perform June 5. WillPlay is scheduled to play June 12, and Josh Royse is set to play June 19. Visit sclv.com/concerts.
  • The Outdoor Picture Show on the Green is scheduled to feature a free screening of “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” at 8 p.m. June 7 at the District at Green Valley Ranch, 2240 Village Walk Drive. Additional screenings are slated tthrough October. Visit shopthedistrictgvr.com/outdoorpicshow.php.
  • A 146th Belmont Stakes Handicapping seminar featuring handicappers Patrick McQuiggan and Ralph Siraco is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. June 6 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Hosted by John Kelly, the free seminar offers race enthusiasts a preview of competing horses and a breakdown of each one’s racing history. The South Point also plans to host a free Belmont Stakes viewing party at 8 p.m. June 7. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit southpointcasino.com.
  • Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Core Balance Derby and Classic/Challenge is scheduled June 8-15 at the South Point Arena, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Admission is free for spectators. Visit southpointarena.com.
  • “The World Through My Eyes,” featuring the art of Sally White, is scheduled to be on display through June 27 at The Gallery in the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway. White enjoys capturing commonly viewed scenes and environments and presenting them in new and interesting ways. Visit cityofhenderson.com.

PLAN AHEAD

  • “Legends,” a show produced by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, is scheduled for June 19-22 at the Thomas & Mack Center, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Show times are set for 7 p.m. June 19; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. June 20; 11 a.m. and 3 and 7 p.m. June 21; and 1 and 5 p.m. June 22. Tickets start at $15 and are limited to 150 people per show. Visit ringling.com.
  • The Gin Blossoms are scheduled to perform at 8:30 p.m. June 21 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Tickets cost $10. Visit hendersonlive.com.
  • Galaxy Green Valley Luxury + movie theater, 4500 E. Sunset Road, plans a classics series. Films scheduled include “Babe,” June 22; “The Breakfast Club,” Aug. 24; “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” Oct. 19; and “Home Alone,” Dec. 7. Tickets are $7 or $15 for two tickets and a large popcorn. Visit galaxytheaters.com.
  • “Oh What a Night! A Musical tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons” is scheduled at 8 p.m. June 13 at the Grande Grand Events Center in Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. Tickets are $26.50. Visit sclv.com/concerts.
  • New Vista plans wine walks in which patrons can sample up to 20 wines hosted by Southern Wine & Spirits Nevada and Lee’s Discount Liquor from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 6 and Oct. 25 at The Village at Lake Las Vegas. Tickets are $25. Visit newvistanv.org.
 

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