Summerlin Area Things To Do, May 8-14, 2014


IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

The San Gennaro Italian Festival, also known as the San Gennaro Feast, is slated from 5 to 11 p.m. May 8, 5 p.m. to midnight May 9, noon to midnight May 10 and noon to 11 p.m. May 11 at the Grand Canyon Shopping Center, 4245 S. Grand Canyon Drive near West Flamingo Road. The festival will feature ethnic food vendors, live national acts hourly on the main stage, amusement rides and games. Admission is $9. Visit sangennarofeast.com.

The Faith Lutheran Theatre Company plans to present “Shrek the Musical” at 7 p.m. May 9 and 10 and 4 p.m. May 11 at Faith Lutheran High School, 2015 S. Hualapai Way. Tickets start at $10. Visit faiththeatrecompany.com or showtix4u.com.

Desert Spring Theatre Arts plans to present “The 39 Steps” at 7 p.m. May 9 and 3 p.m. May 10 at Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pavilion Center Drive. Tickets are $7.50 or $5 each for groups of four or more. Purchase tickets at the door or call 702-528-4483.

Life Time Athletic plans to host its second annual Bikes, Brews and Blues FUN-draiser from 5 to 9:30 p.m. May 10 at its facility, 10721 W. Charleston Blvd. The event will raise money and awareness for Every Kid A Bike, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing underprivileged children with bicycles. The event is open to members and nonmembers 21 or older. Participants may choose to do a casual group ride through Summerlin from 5 to 7 p.m. or an indoor spin class or yoga class from 6 to 7 p.m. A celebration is planned at the resort-style pool with craft brews and wine from Southern Wine & Spirits and live music by local blues band Lucky Cheats. Tickets are $40. Visit vegasbikesnbrews.com.

Poperazzi is slated to perform at 7 p.m. May 10 in the Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Guests younger than 21 must be with an adult. Cost is $15 at the door.

A free guitar class is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. May 11 and 18 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Bring a playable guitar and a guitar pick. The class is for beginners or intermediate players 10 or older. Call 702-507-3631.

The city of Las Vegas’ Office of Cultural Affairs’ Arts Connection plans to present the Red Rock Ramblers at 7 p.m. May 9 at Bruce Trent Park, 8851 Vegas Drive. The band plays a mix of bluegrass, classic country, swing and gospel music. Admission is free. Visit facebook.com/redrockramblers or call 702-229-3514.

Mistinguett Productions plans to present “The Phat Pack The Best of Broadway” at 7 p.m. May 10 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $15 for Sun City Summerlin residents and $18 for nonresidents at the Desert Vista, Mountain Shadows and Pinnacle community centers. Call 702-240-1301.

The Las Vegas Beauty Fair is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10 in the parking lot at Body Spa Salon, 8751 W. Charleston Blvd. Dr. Beauty professionals and businesses are set to be on hand, and booths and beauty treatments are planned. All proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Call 702-368-2639.

The Ramblin Riders Charity Poker Run is set for May 10 at Charlie’s Bar, 4420 S. Durango Drive. Registration is scheduled from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The event is set to end at the historic Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings. The cost is $20 per rider and $10 for passengers and additional hands. The event benefits Three Square food bank. Cash prizes are planned for best three hands. Visit tinyurl.com/mpgcl7r.

Lesley Gore and “Little” Peggy March plan to perform their chart-topping songs in “Legendary Ladies of Rock & Roll” at 7:30 p.m. May 10 and 11 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95, plus tax and fees. Visit suncoastcasino.com or by call 702-636-7075.

A free Dances of India program is slated for 3 p.m. May 11 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Purbasha Banerjee, artistic director of the Nritya Academy of Indian Dances, plans to discuss the culture behind classical and modern dances of India. Live performances of Bharata Natyam are planned, followed by Bollywood dances. Call 702-507-3631.

The Women’s Club of Summerlin plans to host A Touch of Class, an Italian-themed dinner and fashion show, at 5:30 p.m. May 22 at TPC Summerlin, 1701 Village Center Circle. Raffles and musical entertainment also are planned. Proceeds will benefit the club’s Dare to Dream grant program. Tickets are $45. The deadline to purchase tickets is May 15. For tickets, call Barb Nelson at 702-580-3653 if using a credit card, or to use PayPal, visit womensclubofsummerlin.org. To pay by check, send checks payable to WCS to Linda Powers, 1704 Bayonne Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89134. For more information, contact Peggy Hausler at peggyhausler@aol or 702-489-8044.

Bonkerz Comedy Club inside the Edge Lounge at the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., has acts slated for 7 p.m. Thursdays. Paul Scally and guest Derrick Stroman are slated for May 8 (inside Addison’s Lounge). Arnie Ellis and guest Nat Bamiel are slated for May 15. Ricky Reyes and guest Phil “Scratch” Cummings are slated for May 22. Jodi White and guest Dustin Nickerson are slated for May 29. Tickets are $15 and include a drink. Purchase tickets at the casino cage or call 702-507-5980.

Addison’s Lounge in the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., hosts free weekly live entertainment at 8 p.m. Mark O’Toole is scheduled from 6 to 10 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. Call 702-869-7725.

The Rampart Casino’s Round Bar, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to present live music throughout the week. Nicholas Cole is scheduled for 7 to 11 p.m. Thursdays. Call 702-507-5900.

The art exhibit “Fusionaroma” by Behzad Dowlatshahi and Samira Nozari is planned through June 21 during regular hours at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. “Fusionaroma” indicates the fusion of different art styles. The exhibiting artists combine painting with poetry in this modern display of abstract, conceptual work with a distinct cultural flavor. Visit lvccld.org.

The exhibit “Welcome the Enemy” by Matt Ortego is set to run through June 24 during regular library hours at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. The narrative exhibit is about human struggle in various social conditions. Ortega’s work as a mixed media artist fuses street art and classical portraiture. Visit lvccld.org.

“Byways: A Road or Path other than the Main One” by Bill Payne is scheduled to run during regular library hours through July 8 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The photographic exhibit will showcase an adventurous road trip undertaken by Payne and his wife across the U.S. Visit lvccld.org.

WORTH A DRIVE

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., plans to host a Southern Paiute Cultural Sharing event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays in May. The event will include stories, arts and crafts, food, drumming and dancing. 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.

Fans are invited to a free all-ages sing-along screening of the film “Mamma Mia!” May 8 poolside at the Tropicana, 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Gates are set to open at 7:30 p.m. with the movie beginning at 8:30 p.m. Blankets are welcome, but no chairs are allowed. Food and drink will be available for purchase, and no outside food is permitted. Raffle ticket sales will benefit Three Square food bank. Visit troplv.com.

The College of Southern Nevada Spring Choral Concert is scheduled to at 7:30 p.m. May 8 in the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call 702-651-5483 or visit csn.edu/pac.

A performance of Grant Griffin and the Las Vegas Divas is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. May 8 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $35. Visit southpointcasino.com.

The Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road, plans a Mom’s Nite Out from 6 to 9 p.m. May 8 at the Sway Pool & Lounge. The event is set to include beverages, spa treatments, photos and more. Tickets cost $20. A portion of the proceeds are scheduled to benefit the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation. Attendees must be 21 or older. Visit silvertoncasino.com/events.

The Nevada Ballet Theatre plans to present “Coppelia” (“The Girl with the Enamel Eyes”) at 7:30 p.m. May 9 and 10 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $35 to $128. Call 702-749-2000 or visit tinyurl.com/kptv9a6.

The Henderson Symphony Orchestra is slated to play at 8 p.m. May 9 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Admission is free. Visit hendersonsymphony.org.

S.A.F.E. House is scheduled to host its fourth annual Pretty in Pink Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. May 9 at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets cost $75. A table for 10 is $675. Proceeds are slated to benefit the organization, which helps survivors of domestic abuse. Visit safehousenv.org.

The Art Festival of Henderson is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 10 and 11 at the Henderson Convention Center and Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. Art vendors featuring painters, potters, jewelers and scupltors are planned, along with food trucks. Admission is free. Visit hendersonlive.com.

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners plan a guided tour at 10 a.m. May 10 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. The demonstration gardens feature more than 500 species of desert landscape, plants and trees. It is open for self-guided tours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 702-257-5587.

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., plans an Ohana Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10. The event is set to include food, performances, games, crafts and a gallery. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for children 5 to 12. Children younger than 4 are free. Visit tinyurl.com/lamm878.

Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, plans a Dutch oven competition from noon to 2 p.m. May 10. The winner is scheduled to compete against other state winners. Call 702-875-4141.

F.A.C.T.S. – Fine Arts Collaboration of Teachers and Students is scheduled at 2 p.m. May 11 inside the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre at the College of Southern Nevada, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. The event features Middle Eastern dance, jazz music, theatrical performances, steel drum music and visual art pieces from Art 298 students. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Proceeds benefit the CSN Music Scholarship Fund. Call 702-651-5483.

The Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road, plans wine tastings from 6 to 8 p.m. May 14, 21 and 28 at the Sway Pool & Lounge. The event includes two free wine samples, giveaways, live entertainment, food and more. Attendees must be 21 or older. Visit silvertoncasino.com/events.

Performances of “Little Black Book” are scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through May 11 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Visit lvlt.org or call 702-362-7996.

Performances of “Other Desert Cities” are scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through May 18 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for students and seniors. Visit lvlt.org or call 702-362-7996.

More than 100 baskets constructed by the Las Vegas Paiute, Moapa Paiute, Chemehuevi, Shoshone and Panamint communities are set to be on display through May 31 for the Tribal Treasures: Regional Baskets and Their Collectors exhibit in the Heritage Gallery at the Clark County Museum, 1830 S. Boulder Highway. Visit clarkcountynv.gov.

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. May 31, Sept. 6 and Oct. 25 at The Village at Lake Las Vegas. Tickets are $25. Visit newvistanv.org.

PLAN AHEAD

Super Summer Theatre plans to open its 2014 season with “Tribute to the Tony Awards,” set for 7:05 p.m. May 16 and 17 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159. The story unfolds during a casual Tony Award’s viewing party, paying tribute to some of the Tony Award-winning shows from the 1940s to the present. The parking lot opens at 5 p.m. and the meadow at 6 p.m. Season opener tickets are $8 in advance at showtix4u.com and $10 at the gate. Visit supersummertheatre.org.

Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., announced the return of its Sandbar Summer Concert Series at the Sandbar poolside venue. The outdoor concert series is slated to run through Aug. 1. Doors for all shows are set to open at 7 p.m. Guests younger than 21 must be accompanied by an adult. The schedule includes:

Kansas, May 17, $39 plus tax and fees for standing room only and $69 plus tax and fees for reserved seating.

The Fray, May 31, $49 plus tax and fees for standing room only and $99 plus tax and fees for reserved seating.

The Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry and Plain White T’s, Aug. 1, $69 plus tax and fees for standing room only and $129 plus tax and fees for reserved seating.

Tickets for all shows 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.

The city of Las Vegas’ Office of Cultural Affairs’ Arts Connection plans to present John Earl’s Boogieman Band at 7 p.m. May 16 at Police Memorial Park, 3250 Metro Academy Way. Admission is free. Visit blueslasvegas.com or call 702-229-3514.

A Great Big World plans to perform at 8 p.m. May 16 inside Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. Guests must be 18 or older. Tickets are $29 plus tax and fees for standing room only. Visit any Station Casinos Reward Center and the Fiestas, sclv.com/concerts or ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.

Ben Vereen plans to perform his one-man show at 7:30 p.m. May 17 and 18 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95, plus tax and fees. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.

The Gateway Arts Foundation plans to present Alex Clements at 1:30 p.m. May 18 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $12 for Sun City Summerlin residents and $15 for nonresidents at the Desert Vista, Mountain Shadows and Pinnacle community centers. Call 702-240-1301.

Baha’i Devotions is planned for 3 to 4 p.m. May 18 at Las Vegas Baha’i Center, 7035 W. Oakey Blvd. The free Sunday program will be followed by light refreshments. Call 702-838-9191.

The Back in the Saddle Concert Series is set to return to Revolver Saloon at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Doors are set to open at 7 p.m., with shows beginning at 8 p.m. The lineup includes: Will Hoge, May 22; Carissa Leigh, June 19; and Jason Michael Carroll, July 17. Admission is free for guests 21 or older. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit sclv.com/concerts.

The exhibit “Pregnant Neon: a Tale of Conspicuous Devotion” by Richard Hooker is planned during regular library hours May 23 through July 12 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. An opening night reception is slated for 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 23. The Studio will showcase the glowing exhibit of neon text in 10 shrine-inspired installations. Hooker is an award-winning artist who served as the urban arts coordinator for the city of Las Vegas. Visit lvccld.org.

City of the World Inc. plans to present Artists Unleashed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 24 at Bruce Trent Park, 8851 Vegas Drive. The event is set to include a 1-mile fun walk, a pet show, food vendors and a music and art show. The walkers’ fee is $20 for adults and $15 for seniors. Walkers 17 or younger will be admitted free. Visit cityoftheworld.org.

Comic Bruce Bruce is slated to perform at 7:30 p.m. May 24 and 25 in the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95, plus tax and fees. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.

“Thank You for the Music — A Modern Tribute to ABBA” is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 31 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $15 for Sun City Summerlin residents and $18 for nonresidents at the Desert Vista, Mountain Shadows and Pinnacle community centers. Call 702-240-1301.

The Silver Statesmen Barbershop Chorus plans to perform its annual show, “Wonderful Day — A Musical Journey,” at 7 p.m. May 31 at the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive, and 2 p.m. June 1 at the Clark County Library Theater, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. For tickets, visit tinyurl.com/mgatwqr or call Wes White at 702-326-2764.

“We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered,” a tribute to popular ’70s music group The Carpenters, is set for 7:30 p.m. May 31 and June 1 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95, plus tax and fees. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.

Stephen Sorrentino plans to perform “A Single Man in Concert” at 7 p.m. June 14 in Santa Fe Station’s Chrome Showroom, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Doors are set to open at 6 p.m. Cover charge is $15 cash at the door. Sign up at the monitor’s desk. Call 702-658-4900.

Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges and his band, The Abiders, plan to perform at 8 p.m. June 20 and 7 p.m. June 21 in Rocks Lounge at the Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Tickets are $49 and $69, plus tax and fees. Doors are set to open at 6 p.m. Guests younger than 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets 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.

 

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