East Valley View Things to Do for June 26-July 2, 2014


IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

  • The Phat Pack, made up of musical theater performers who met through “Phantom ­— The Las Vegas Spectacular” — Ted Keegan, Randal Keith, Bruce Ewing and Kevan Patriquin — plans a benefit performance for Off-Strip Productions at 2 p.m. June 19 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $20. Visit phatpackshow.com or onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.
  • Screenings of “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” and “Apollo 13” are set for June 30 at the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan, 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. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or call 702-698-7000.
  • 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.
  • Gardening in Small Places: organic gardening, a one-day workshop, is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon June 28 at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. The $25 fee for the class covers materials. Visit unce.unr.edu, email lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu or call 702-257-5555.
  • Movies in the Square plans free activities and film screenings at sundown Thursdays through Aug. 21 on the Green at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Films scheduled include “Despicable Me 2” on June 26, “Pocahontas” on July 3 and “Tarzan” on July 10. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.
  • 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.
  • Yankee Doodle At The Pool is scheduled at various times at city of Las Vegas pools on July 3. The public is invited to participate in water games and activities and celebrate independence splash style. The cost is $1 for swimmers ages 4-17, $2 for swimmers ages 18-49 and $1.50 for swimmers ages 50 or older. Call 702-229-6309. Baker Pool, 1100 E. St. Louis Ave., is set to be open from 4 to 8 p.m. Call 702-229-1532. Carlos L. Martinez & Darrio J. Hall Family Pool at Gary Reese Freedom Park, 889 N. Pecos Road, is set to be open from noon to 4 p.m. Call 702-229-1755. Doolittle Pool, 1950 N. J St., is set to be open from 2 to 6 p.m. Call 702-229-6398. The city of Las Vegas Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road, is set to be open from noon to 4 p.m. Call 702-229-6309.
  • Ballet Folklorico Izel is scheduled to present “Cronica La Revolucion Mexicana,” which translates to “Chronicles of the Mexican Revolution,” at 6:30 pm. June 28 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.
  • The Arrowhead Acres Neighborhood Association plans a Community Clean-Up and Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 28 at Joe Kniep Park, 2800 Judson Ave. Call 702-633-1532.
  • 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.
  • Huntridge Neighborhood Harmony Night is scheduled at 7 p.m. June 27 at Huntridge Circle Park, 1251 S. Maryland Parkway. The event is set to start with a meet and greet and include a screening of the musical “Hairspray.” Free popcorn and water are available while supplies last.
  • As part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Happy Birthday, Norma Jeane! series, the 1954 film “There’s No Business Like Show Business” is set to be screened at 1 p.m. July 1 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
  • 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.
  • Boulder Blues featuring Coco Montoya is scheduled at 7 p.m. June 26 at the Railhead at Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway. Tickets for patrons 21 or older are $5. Visit boulderstation.sclv.com or call 702-432-7777.
  • Bobby Vinton is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. June 28 at the Eastside Events Center inside the Eastside Cannery, 5255 Boulder Highway. Tickets start at $9.95. Visit eastsidecannery.com or call 702-856-5300.
  • Chubby Checker is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. June 28 at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Tickets start at $34.95. Visit samstown.com or call 702-456-7777.
  • “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 during regular business hours through Aug. 10 at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-4010.
  • 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.
  • “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.
  • 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.
  • Didgeridoo Down Under is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 26 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Children are invited to the Australian-themed program that combines music, culture, science, puppetry and comedy. Call 702-507-3400.

WORTH A DRIVE

  • A jazz afternoon is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. June 28 at Bootlegger Bistro. Performances are expected from Tom Hall and the Boss Be Bop Jazz Septet with guests the Island Boys of New Zealand. Call 702-453-8451 for reservations. Admission is $12.
  • The Outdoor Picture Show on the Green is scheduled to show “Frozen” at 8 p.m. June 28 at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2225 Village Walk Drive. Screenings are scheduled through Oct. 25. Upcoming shows planned include: July 5, “Monsters, Inc.”; July 12, “Monsters University”; and July 19, “The Goonies.” Visit shopthedistrictgvr.com/outdoorPicShow.php.
  • The last farmer’s market of the summer is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. June 26 at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2225 Village Walk Drive. During the event, Lululemon plans a pop-up shop, and barre3 plans a free class at 6:30 p.m. in front of the splash pad. Visit shopthedistrictgvr.com/farmersmarket.
  • Super Summer Theatre plans performances of “Monty Python’s Spamalot” at 8:05 p.m. June 26-28 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159. Tickets are $12.95 in advance or $20 at the gate. Visit supersummertheatre.org.
  • 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.
  • “The Magic School Bus Kicks Up A Storm” exhibit is scheduled to visit the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place, through Sept. 1. Visit discoverykidslv.org. PLAN AHEAD
  • 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.
  • The Cowabunga Bay water park, 900 Galleria Drive, is slated to open July 4. Visit cowabungabay.com/LasVegas.
  • 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.
  • 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 Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive, plans performances of “Really Rosie” from July 11-27. Shows are scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25. Visit lvlt.org.
  • Super Summer Theatre plans performances of “Shrek the Musical” at 8:05 p.m. Aug. 6-9, 13-16 and 20-23 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159. Tickets are $12.95 in advance or $20 at the gate. Visit supersummertheatre.org.
 

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