East Valley View Things to Do for July 3-9, 2014


IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

  • The 76th annual Barbershop Harmony Society International Convention and Competition is scheduled June 29 through July 6 at the MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event is set to feature 24 choruses and nearly 40 quartets from around the world in head-to-head contests. A full schedule and $20 reduced-price tickets for Nevada residents are available at barbershopconvention.com/vegas.
  • Downtown Spaces & Naked City Studios, 1800 Industrial Road, plans an Independence Day Block Party from 6 to 10 p.m. July 4. The free event is set to include a barbecue, live music and a sidewalk art show. Visit facebook.com/downtownspacesdts.
  • Screenings of “Marley and Me” and “Seabiscuit” are set for July 7 at the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The first film is set to start at 7 p.m. and the second at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5 or free for hotel guests. “Richie Rich” and the 2013 version of “The Great Gatsby” are set to be screened July 14. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or call 702-698-7000.
  • A Ward 5 Coffee with the Councilman is scheduled from 9 to 10 a.m. July 3 at Starbucks, 751 N. Rancho Drive. Ricki Y. Barlow invites the public to join him for coffee and conversation on how to improve Ward 5 and the city of Las Vegas.
  • Las Vegas/ Blue Sky Yoga plans to host Krishna Das’ Kirtan Wallah Tour at 7:30 p.m. July 8 at the Center of Spiritual Living Greater Las Vegas, 1420 E. Harmon Ave., with doors set to open at 6:30 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Seeds of Peace, an effort to provide free after-school peace/yoga programs to Las Vegas schools. Tickets are $37.82 in advance at Blue Sky Yoga in The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 145, and at krishnadas.com, or $45 cash at the door. Call 702-739-8200 or visit krishnadas.com.
  • “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. Visit discoverykidslv.org. n The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., plans a youth summer dance camp from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays from July 7 to Aug. 1. The camp is designed for intermediate and advanced dancers ages 12 to 18. Registration is $200. Call 702-229-6383.
  • The LINQ plans to host a weekly Tuesday event called BLOQ PARTY, designed to appeal to tourists and locals. The event is set to include live music and discounts or free items at each of the venue’s more than 20 restaurants and stores. The event is also set to include a silent disco from 9 p.m. to midnight. Tickets to the High Roller are half off on Tuesdays with a Nevada ID. Visit thelinq.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.
  • The Nevada Camera Club 2014 Electronic Image Competition Exhibit is scheduled to be on display through Aug. 10 at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-4010.
  • Clark County pools are set to offer free swimming from noon to 4 p.m. July 4. Locations include the Cambridge Water Park, 3930 Cambridge St.; the Desert Breeze Aquatic Facility, 8275 Spring Mountain Road; the Hollywood Aquatic Center, 1550 S. Hollywood Blvd.; Paradise Water Park, 4775 McLeod Drive; the Parkdale Water Park, 3200 Ferndale St.; and the Walnut Water Park; 3075 N. Walnut Road. Call 702-455-7716 or 702-455-8508.
  • An Independence Day Celebration Workshop is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 3 at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave. Participants are invited to celebrate with games, crafts, music, dancing, food and more. Advance registration is not required. The cost is $10. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-1515.
  • Swimmers are invited to participate in water games and activities and celebrate independence, splash style, at Yankee Doodle At The Pool scheduled at city of Las Vegas pools on July 3. The cost is $1 for swimmers ages 4 to 17, $2 for ages 18 to 49 and $1.50 for ages 50 or older. Call 702-229-6309. Baker Pool, 1100 E. St. Louis Ave., 702-229-1532, plans activities from 4 to 8 p.m. Doolittle Pool, 1950 N. J St., 702-229-6398, plans activities from 2 to 6 p.m. Carlos L. Martinez & Darrio J. Hall Family Pool at Gary Reese Freedom Park, 889 N. Pecos Road, 702-229-1755; Garside Pool, 250 S. Torrey Pines Drive, 702-229-6393; and the city of Las Vegas Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road, 702-229-6309, plan activities from noon to 4 p.m.
  • For seniors 50 or older who want to celebrate Independence Day once all the hoopla has died down, the Red, White & Blue BBQ is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. July 10 at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road. For $5, or $2 with an annual membership to city of Las Vegas Senior Citizen Programs, seniors can enjoy barbecued chicken, potato salad and peach cobbler. Registration is required. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6454.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Zapp Band, the Original Stone City Band and special guests are scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. July 5 at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Tickets start at $25. Visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075.
  • Silver Sevens, 4100 Paradise Road, is set to celebrate its one-year anniversary with free cake and champagne from 5 to 8 p.m. July 7. The casino has planned several special events the week following the anniversary. Visit silversevenscasino.com or call 702-733-7000.
  • As part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Happy Birthday, Norma Jeane! series, the 1956 film “Bus Stop” is set to be screened at 1 p.m. July 15 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
  • Jazzin’ Jeanne Brei and The Speakeasy Swingers are set to perform swinging standards and gems with floor shows featuring special guests at Throwback Thursdays at 6:15 p.m. July 10 at the Italian American Club, 2333 E. Sahara Ave. A $10 donation is requested. Visit iacvegas.com or call 702-457-3866.
  • “Clint Holmes: This Thing Called Love-The Music of Cole Porter and Paul Simon” is scheduled at 8:30 p.m. July 4 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $36 to $46. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

WORTH A DRIVE

  • The Outdoor Picture Show on the Green is scheduled to show “Monsters, Inc.” at 8 p.m. July 5 at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2225 Village Walk Drive. Screenings are scheduled through Oct. 25. Upcoming shows planned include: July 12, “Monsters University”; and July 19, “The Goonies.” Visit shopthedistrictgvr.com/outdoorPicShow.php.
  • The Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway, plans an acoustic jam from 6 to 8 p.m. July 8. Participants are set to sing and perform folk, fiddle and blues and meet local musicians.
  • Nashville Unplugged is scheduled to feature guest songwriter Scott Reeves at 8 p.m. July 4 in Club Madrid at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Admission is $10 or $5 for players club members. Guests must be 21 or older. Guest songwriter D. Vincent Williams is set to be featured July 11. Visit sunsetstation.sclv.com/entertainment.
  • Join licensed instructor Jean Smith for a free Zumba dance fitness class featuring Latin rhythms and popular songs appropriate for all ages and fitness levels from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Call 702-507-6030. The class is also offered at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Grace Valley Church, 1370 E. Robindale Road, 702-454-9328, and at 6 p.m. Fridays at Body Focus Fitness, 7380 S. Eastern Ave., 702-228-4967.
  • The Summerlin Council’s 20th Annual Patriotic Parade is planned for 9 a.m. July 4 at the Trails Village at Hillpointe Road and Hills Center Drive. The parade, packed with floats, bands and giant balloons, is set to travel south on Hills Center and conclude on Trailwood Drive. Call 702-341-5500.
  • The Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City is offering a $10 discount for online purchases for performances through July 5. Use the code HAPPYFOURTH at bard.org.
  • The George Gee Swing Orchestra, featuring vocalists Hilary Gardner and John Dokes, plans to present a big band dance event from 7 to 10 p.m. July 4 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. General admission tickets are $15.95, plus tax and fees. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild, 7055 S. Fort Apache Road, plans Dive ‘n’ Movies from 8 to 10 p.m. every Friday through Aug. 22 at the Red Rock Bay wave pool. The park is set to offer twilight admission from 4 p.m. to closing for $19.95. General admission costs $39.99. Visit wetnwildlasvegas.com/events/upcoming-events-.asp.
  • Super Summer Theatre plans performances of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at 8:05 p.m. July 9-12, 16-19 and 23-26 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159. Tickets are $12.95 in advance or $20 at the gate. Visit supersummertheatre.org.
  • The Cowabunga Bay water park, 900 Galleria Drive, is slated to open July 4. Visit cowabungabay.com/LasVegas.

PLAN AHEAD

  • The Spanish language play “Frida Kahlo: Viva la Vida!” is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. July 11 and 12 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $15. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.
  • Clark County’s annual Cardboard Boat Regatta is slated for 5 to 8 p.m. July 25 at the Desert Breeze Aquatic Facility, 8275 Spring Mountain Road.Participants can build a boat using cardboard and duct tape. All boats must be registered by July 23. Night swimming and boat registration is set to begin at 5 p.m., with races starting at 7 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for children 3 to 17 and $1 for seniors 55 or older. Children 2 or younger will be admitted free. Visit tinyurl.com/46pbo6w or call 702-455-7798.
 

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