Things to do in Henderson May 15-21, 2014

In Your Neighborhood

  • Mix 94.1, in partnership with Green Valley Ranch, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, announced its lineup for Poolside Sessions at the Backyard. Free performances are scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Shows slated include: Joyse Royse on May 15 and WILLplay on May 22. Visit
  • A Big, Big Bounce fundraiser with face painting, balloon twisting, treats, vendors, raffle prizes and open bounce time is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. May 21 at BounceU, 1000 Stephanie Place. Admission is $5, which will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Visit
  • A Birding Under the Stars event is scheduled from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 17 at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, 350 E. Galleria Drive. Admission is $14. Visit
  • The Boogie Wonder Band is scheduled to play at 8 p.m. May 17 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Tickets are $10. Visit
  • The Goodie Two Shoes Foundation’s sixth annual Heart n’ Sole benefit is scheduled at 5 p.m. May 17 at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The foundation provides shoes and socks for disadvantaged children. Tickets start at $150. The event is set to include food, drinks and entertainment from rock band The Limit. Visit
  • “The Way of Life,” featuring the art of Las Vegas resident Ivan Milosevic, is scheduled to be on display at The Gallery in the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway, through May 16. Milosevic paints detailed Native American portraits and images that depict strong characters and a warrior’s way of life. His work is inspired by a reverence for Mother Earth. Originally from Eastern Europe, Milosevic holds a master’s degree in architecture and also attended art college. “The Way of Life” is his first public exhibition.
  • 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
  • Nashville Unplugged is set to feature guest songwriter Paul Jenkins at 8 p.m. May 16 in Club Madrid at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Admission is $5. Visit
  • The Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road, plans wine tastings from 6 to 8 p.m. May 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
  • The Magic of Motown & More is scheduled from 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesdays at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Admission is $5. Visit
  • Start Your Family Research with the U.S. Census, a free two-hour class to be led by Jerry Kunzman, is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. May 27 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. Participants learn how to research census information from 1790 to 1940 and trace roots on a home computer for free. Register online at
  • Comedian Dat Phan is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. May 16-18 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $15. Visit
  • n Meet the candidates for local offices during a free nonpartisan Seniors United forum scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. May 17 at Montara Meadows, 3150 E. Tropicana Ave. Visit or call 702-979-2837.
  • Desert Summer Heat and Wind, an educational meeting offered in collaboration with the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the South Valley Rose Society, is scheduled at 7 p.m. May 22 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Visit, email or call 702-257-5555.
  • The DragonRidge Doubles Charity Classic tennis tournament benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada is scheduled May 15-18 at DragonRidge Country Club, 1400 Foothills Village Drive. The entry fee is $50. Call Karen Crovetti at 702-524-3366 or Aly Wagonseller at 702-630-4792 or visit

Worth a Drive

  • Helldorado Days events are set to continue with rodeo events and a carnival May 15-18 in the festival’s new location on Grand Central Parkway near The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The Whiskerino beard and mustache competition is slated for 6 p.m. May 16 in the Pullman Grill at Main Street Station, 200 N. Main St. A parade is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. May 17 going north on Fourth Street from Gass Avenue to Ogden Avenue. A Fiesta Del Charro first-time addition to rodeo events is slated to feature Mexican horsemanship at 4 p.m. May 18. A full schedule can be found at
  • 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 and $10 at the gate. Visit
  • 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 or call 702-229-3514.
  • In honor of its third anniversary, Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd., plans Tivoli Days for May 16-22 with a film screening, a classic car show a petting zoo and more. For a full schedule, visit
  • The Myron Heaton Chorale plans to perform a benefit concert, “Prelude to New England,” at 7 p.m. May 18 at The Lakes Lutheran Church, 8200 W. Sahara Ave., to benefit Lutheran Social Services of Nevada. Tickets are $10. Call 702-363-2515 or visit
  • UNLV professor Sean Clark is scheduled to deliver a lecture titled “50 Years of ‘Viva Las Vegas’: Elvis, Ann-Margret and Vegas in the Swinging ’60s” at 2 p.m. May 17 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The lecture is set to be followed by a screening of the film. Visit or call 702-507-3459.
  • An event titled “Music of Japan: Best of Both Worlds-Taiko and J-rock” is scheduled from 2 to 3:30 p.m. May 18 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko is set to perform traditional taiko drumming followed by Japanese American band Ichigo Crush performing J-pop and J-rock music from anime and video games. Visit or call 702-507-3400.
  • The Jimmy Cobb Trio is scheduled to perform from 7 to 10 p.m. May 17 at 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
  • Xochipilli Macuilxochitl is set to perform Mexican folk dance from 7 to 9 p.m. May 17 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the show. Visit or call 702-455-7340.
  • Heidi Swank, executive director of the Nevada Preservation Foundation, is scheduled to moderate a discussion titled “The Mid-Century Home and Designs for Living,” featuring architects Cory Buckner and Eric Strain, city planner Dave Cornoyer and historic preservation officer Courtney Mooney, scheduled for May 20 at the Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North. A meet-and-greet for museum members only is scheduled from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Doors open to the general public at 5:30 p.m., and the discussion is set to begin at 6 p.m. A cash bar is planned. Admission is free, but space is limited, and attendees are encouraged to reserve their spot by registering at Visit or call 702-387-6366.
  • A Courtroom Conversation series event titled “Courtroom Conversations: Beating the Odds, An Inside Look at Casino Cheating” is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. May 21 at The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, The Mob Museum, 300 E. Stewart Ave. Doors are set to open at 5:30 p.m. for a reception with refreshments, followed by a panel discussion featuring experts in the field moderated by newspaper columnist Jack Sheehan. Tickets are $25 for nonmembers and 10 percent less for museum members. Visit the or call 702-229-2734.
  • A meeting of the Republican Women of Las Vegas is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. May 21 at Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurant at the Fashion Show mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Adam Laxalt, candidate for Nevada Attorney General, is set to speak. The cost is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. For reservations, contact or call 702-898-8782.

Plan Ahead

  • Martin Nievera is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. May 24 at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $25. Visit
  • Rhymin’ N Stealin’, a Beastie Boys tribute band, is slated to play at 8 p.m. May 31 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Tickets cost $10 Visit
  • A five-week free workshop series led by Dan Decker of the Shakespeare Institute of Nevada is scheduled to culminate with a free performance featuring workshop participants scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon May 31 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Adult participants are set to perform an assigned monologue, soliloquy or sonnet. Visit or or call 702-207-4260.

  • The Coyote Under the Stars & Stripes benefit for Randy Couture’s Xtreme G.I. Foundation is scheduled for 6 p.m. May 30 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets start at $39. Proceeds are scheduled to benefit veterans. Visit

  • 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
  • Tickets for Junefest, set for 4 p.m. June 14 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road, start at $29. The event is slated to feature performances from Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Loverboy and Gary Wright. Visit

  • Bank of America customers receive free entry May 3 and 4 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
  • Comedian Ralphie May is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. May 23-25 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $40. Visit
  • Martin Nievera is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. May 24 at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $25. Visit
  • Comedian Jerry Lewis is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. May 30 and June 1 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $45. Visit
  • 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. May 31, Sept. 6 and Oct. 25 at The Village at Lake Las Vegas. Tickets are $25. Visit
  • Henderson City Councilwoman Debra March is slated to answer questions and address various city topics at a city of Henderson neighborhood connection meeting scheduled at 6 p.m. June 4 at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway. She is slated to be joined by city staff and Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen. Call 702-267-5800.
  • The Henderson Symphony Orchestra is scheduled to play the live score to Charlie Chaplin’s “The Circus” with the film screening in the background at 8 p.m. June 7 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Admission is $10. Visit
  • 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

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