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All Aboard the Hogwarts Express is scheduled for 3 p.m. July 31 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday. Preregistration is required. Call 702-507-3860.
Bonkerz Comedy Club inside the Edge Lounge at the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., has acts slated for 7 p.m. Thursdays. Buffet Jackson is scheduled for July 31. Tickets are $15 and include a drink. Purchase tickets at the casino cage or call 702-507-5980.
Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to close its Sandbar Summer Concert Series at the Sandbar poolside venue Aug. 1 with The Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry and Plain White T’s. Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. Guests younger than 21 must be with an adult. Tickets are $69 plus tax and fees for standing room only and $129 plus tax and fees for reserved seating and can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and the Fiestas, at sclv.com/concerts or ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
Dive ‘n’ Movies are scheduled at 8 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 22 at Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas, 7055 S. Fort Apache Road. “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2” is scheduled for Aug. 1. For the complete schedule, visit tinyurl.com/nce72bd. Dates and times are subject to change. Visit wetnwildlasvegas.com or call 702-979-1600.
The city of Las Vegas invites children 13 to 18 to the third annual Xtreme Game Night scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 2 at Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive. Youths can enjoy laser tag, dodge ball, the new foam pit, video games and hamster balls provided by Games2U Entertainment, as well as refreshments, music by a live disc jockey and raffles. Admission and activities are free. Youths can sign up for teen councils available throughout the city of Las Vegas. Call 702-229-4075.
Comedian Deon Cole plans to perform at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
The Las Vegas Astronomical Society plans to host a sky view event at 8 p.m. Aug. 2 at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area’s Visitor Center, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive. The group will be presenting a PowerPoint presentation and have telescopes to look at celestial objects. There is no age limit, and registration is not required. Call 702-515-5367.
Matt Hennager plans to offer Guitar Basics 101, a free guitar lesson for beginning players 10 or older, from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 3, 10 and 17 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Bring an electric or acoustic guitar and plan to arrive 15 minutes early to tune. Call 702-507-3631.
Ceres at JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to feature jazz saxophonist Vince Priester and guitarist/accompanist Calvin Brooks from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 3 and 17 and Mark O’Toole Aug. 10 and 24 during its Sunday Jazz Brunch. The cost is $24.99 per person. Call 702-869-7381.
A preseason high school tennis camp is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 5 and 6 at the Darling Tennis Center, 7901 W. Washington Ave. The cost to attend one or both nights is $10 for United States Tennis Association members and $20 for nonmembers. The $20 fee includes a one-year junior membership. A free coaches’ workshop is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 7. The camp and workshop are designed to help players and coaches prepare for the upcoming high school season. Call Rob Merriman at 702-792-8384.
A fiber arts workshop is planned from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Work on projects and learn new skills and techniques. Enthusiasts of all kinds of fiber arts and experience levels are welcome. Attendance is free. Call 702-507-3866.
Addison’s Lounge in the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., hosts free weekly live entertainment at 8:30 p.m. The Klique Band is scheduled for Aug. 1 and 2, The Kenny Dee Band for Aug. 8 and 9, DreamStone Band with Tresure for Aug. 15 and 16, The Goodfellas for Aug. 22 and 23 and Fast Company for Aug. 29 and 30. The Dummkopfs are scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Mark O’Toole for 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 702-507-5900.
J.C. Wooloughan’s Irish Pub inside the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to host free live music starting at 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Rok of Ages is scheduled for Aug. 1 and 2, The Rockin Mockers for Aug. 8 and 9, Holes and Hearts for Aug. 15 and 16, Go Big! for Aug. 22 and 23 and Refill for Aug. 29 and 30. Call 702-869-7725.
The Rampart Casino’s Round Bar, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to present live music throughout the week. More & Gendel is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and HighRise for 11 p.m. Aug. 1 and 2, Cool Change for 6:30 p.m. and The DnD Project for 11 p.m. Aug. 8 and 9, Kim Styles Duo for 6:30 p.m. and HighRise for 11 p.m. Aug. 15 and 16, More & Gendel at 6:30 p.m. and The DnD Project for 11 p.m. Aug. 22 and 23, and Cool Change at 6:30 p.m. and More & Gendel at 11 p.m. Aug. 29 and 30. Nicholas Cole is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursdays. Call 702-507-5900.
The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is displaying its first Artist-in-Residence program exhibition through Aug. 30 at the Visitor Center, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive. All are welcome to view the artwork and meet the artists. Regular park entry fees apply. The show will feature new works and pieces for sale by Southern Nevada artists Linda Campbell, Maria Arango Diener and Myranda Bair, who each completed a two-week residency. Visit blm.gov.
Polymer Clay Expressions by the Polymer Clay Guild is set to run through Sept. 2 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. The exhibit features handcrafted polymer clay sculptures by guild members. Call 702-507-3860.
“Entropy,” a photo exhibit by Robin Hill, is set through Sept. 16 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Hill, a photographer and local science teacher, captures natural processes through scenic vistas and detailed close-up views. Call 702-507-3631.
L Makeup Institute, 5525 S. Decatur Blvd., Suite 102, plans to host free makeup workshops led by professional makeup artists from 1 to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of every month. Space is limited. Call 702-685-9298.
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The Mirabelli Penny Carnival is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave. The carnival is set to include games, prizes, a cupcake walk, a bounce house and cotton candy and popcorn for 25 cents. Admission is one penny, with carnival booths charging between 5 and 25 cents each. Call 702-229-6359 or visit lasvegasparksandrec.com.
The musical “Cabaret” is scheduled at 8 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 1-2 and 2 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $24 or $19 for students, seniors and military members. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.
The final film in the Summer Movies in the Park series, “Napoleon Dynamite,” is scheduled at 9 p.m. July 31 at the Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. Admission is limited to adults 21 or older. Visit downtowncontainerpark.com.
The sixth annual Coyote CountryFest is scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets are $20 to $65. Call 702-284-7777 or visit orleansarena.com.
The 17th Annual Advertising Community Talent Show is planned for 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at Chrome Showroom inside Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. All proceeds raised will benefit Safe Nest, a local charity dedicated to those facing domestic crisis. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and the Fiestas, at sclv.com/concerts or through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.
Bank of America customers receive free entry Aug. 2 and 3 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.
The city of Las Vegas Performing & Visual Arts Summer Camp for Kids 2014 final musical productions are scheduled at 10 a.m. Aug. 4 at the House of Blues in Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South; 1 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway; 1 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road; and 2 p.m. Aug. 9 at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Admission is free to all performances, but a ticket is required to attend the Aug. 9 performance. For tickets and information, call 702-229-4800.
The Dive In Movies series is scheduled to continue with a double feature screening of “The Amazing Spider-Man” at 7 p.m. and “The Dark Knight Rises” at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 4 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 Aug 21. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or call 702-698-7000.
Super Summer Theatre plans to present “Shrek the Musical” at 8:05 p.m. Aug. 6-9, 13-16 and 20-23 in the outdoor venue at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, 10 miles west of Las Vegas. Bring a blanket or chair or rent a chair at the show for general admission seating. Food is allowed. The park entrance and parking lot open at 5 p.m., and parking is free with a show ticket. The meadow opens at 6 p.m. Advance tickets are $12.95 at tinyurl.com/o6xypqa. A limited number of tickets are available at the gate for $20. Visit supersummertheatre.org.
“Live at Carnegie,” a series of performances re-creating historic Carnegie Hall productions, is scheduled to continue with “Live at Carnegie: Ella Fitzgerald” from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Viva Las Vegas Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $50. Visit vivalasvegaseventcenter.com or call 800-574-5406.
An All-City Synchronized Swimming Show is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7 at Baker Pool, 1100 E. St. Louis Ave. Teams from Clark County, the city of Henderson and the city of Las Vegas plan to perform synchronized swimming routines. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6309.
Hot Havana Nights is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 7 at the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, The Mob Museum, 300 E. Stewart Ave. The event is set to feature music and dancing inspired by the decadent Havana resorts of the first half of the 20th century, which attracted everyone from celebrities and scions of industry to middle-class vacationers. It is presented in collaboration with the Cuban Heritage Foundation and the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce. Admission is $40 with a 10 percent discount for museum members. Visit themobmuseum.org or call 702-229-2734.
A production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” is scheduled at 8 p.m. Aug. 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 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.
Plant World Nursery, 5311 W. Charleston Blvd., is set to host a children’s flower potting session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 16. The event is free and designed for ages 3 to 12. Visit plantworldnursery.com or call 702-878-9485.
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 Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., is set to host Scottish country dancing for ages 13 or older from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. every Friday. The cost is $5 per person. Call 702-229-6383 or visit artslasvegas.org.
The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., plans international folk dancing for ages 8 or older from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. every Wednesday in August. The events are set to include Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Greek, Israeli, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian and Turkish folk dances. The cost is $4 per person. Call 702-229-6383 or visit artslasvegas.org.
“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 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. The museum is open until 8 p.m. Thursday. Visit unlv.edu/barrickmuseum.
The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., plans a live, interactive animal show titled “Vegas Night Life” at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily through Sept. 1, highlighting the Mojave Desert’s nocturnal creatures. The event is free for members or with paid general admission. Call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.
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 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 2014 Mercedes-Benz Dealer Championships golf tournament is planned for 7 a.m. Sept. 30 at Cascata Golf Course, 1 Cascata Drive, in Boulder City. Participation costs $800 for two people or $1,600 for four. A portion of the proceeds is set to benefit Keep Memory Alive, a nonprofit that raises awareness and funds for the research and treatment of brain disorders. Participants must register by Sept. 20. Call 702-798-1819.
A Teen Thursdays event is planned for 4 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Teens are invited to watch movies, play games or do homework in a teen-only space. Call 702-507-3710.
Melissa Manchester plans to perform at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 and 10 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $18.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
The World Hip Hop Dance Championship is scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $25. Visit orleanscasino.com/entertain.
The Paula Nelson Band is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
A dive-in movie night for all ages is planned at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive. The cost is $3 per person. Attendees may swim, lounge on a raft or lounge in a deck chair while watching a movie on the big screen. Light refreshments are planned for a small fee. All pool rules apply. Call 702-229-6309.
Brandon Bennett is set to perform “Elvis My Way” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and 17 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
Dash and Splash is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Aug. 23 at the Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive. Enjoy a 1.5-mile run and 300-meter swim. Cost is $15 for preregistered participants and $20 the day of the event. Call 702-229-1488.
An Evening of Pop and Doo Wop is slated for 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23 and 24 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
Actress and comedienne Sommore plans to perform her stand-up routine 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 and 31 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
New Vista plans wine walks where 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.
The concert “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.