Things to do in Centennial May 1-7


The Craig Marketplace Art Festival, featuring more than 50 artist booths, a children's art area and an exhibit of Latino artists in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Craig Marketplace shopping plaza on Craig Road at Tenaya Way west of U.S. Highway 95. Admission is free. Visit

J.R. Pony Parties, an educational farm, welcomes the public to visit from 10 a.m. to noon during Open Gate Days, scheduled for today, May 15 and 28 at 1753 Fairhaven Ave. Admission is $5, which includes pony rides, visits to the goat barn and more. Visit or call 631-4142.

The Cheyenne Saloon, 3103 N. Rancho Drive, offers live music starting at 9:30 or 10 p.m. most Wednesdays through Sundays. Tickets prices vary. Visit or call 645-4139.

Choices Pub, 6720 W. Cheyenne Ave., offers live music, karaoke and comedy Tuesdays through Sundays. Visit or call 547-3747 for a calendar of events.

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The California Hotel, 12 E. Ogden Ave., is slated to host the 15th annual Lei Day Polynesian Festival from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The event is free and open to the public. The festival is scheduled to feature Hawaiian-inspired food and live entertainment, including a concert with musicians Gary Haleamau and Kawili, Na Palapalai and Kupaoa. Tickets to the concert are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Call 388-2705 or visit

The annual Clark County Strut Your Mutt canine competition is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Desert Breeze Park, 8275 Spring Mountain Road. Admission is $2, though the fee is waived if a pet product is donated. Entry for contests is $2. Call 455-8200 or visit

The Nevada Ballet Theatre plans to celebrate 40 years with a special performance planned for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. The performance is set to include George Balanchine's classic "Serenade" and a collaboration between the NBT and Caesars Palace headliner Matt Goss. Tickets start at $47. A $507 ticket includes a special gala reception with the artists following the performance. Call 749-2000 or visit

A free Science Expo Day, the culmination of the Las Vegas Science Festival, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Visit lasvegas

The Rainbow Company plans to present "Sleeping Beauty" at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Showtimes are slated for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for teenagers, seniors and military personnel and $3 for children 12 or younger. Call 229-6553 or 229-6383, or visit

The monthly First Friday arts festival is slated from 6 to 11 p.m. in the 18b Arts District in downtown Las Vegas. This month's festival is scheduled to host Las Vegas Science Festival-sponsored activities from 6 to 9 p.m. in the kids' fun zone at the corner of Casino Center Boulevard and Colorado Avenue. For more information, visit

Kevin Stout is set to lead College of Southern Nevada's student jazz ensembles in an afternoon of jazz standards at 2 p.m. Sunday in the BackStage Theatre at the College of Southern Nevada's Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors with valid ID. Call 651-5483 or visit

The Las Vegas Philharmonic Guild is slated to host a benefit luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Four Seasons, 3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $85, which includes a champagne reception and lunch. Call 258-5438 or email Harriet Hayward at

Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans a free Filipino Festival with live music, carnival rides and more from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the southwest parking lot behind H&M. Call 269-5000 or visit

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Conservatory Theatre plans to present "A Funny Thing That Happened on the Way to the Forum," a play directed and choreographed by Rick and Tammy Pessagno, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Judy Bayley Theatre, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $20 to $30. Call 895-2787 or visit

The Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, plans to host a Cinco de Mayo mariachi concert with performers from the Clark County School District mariachi music program at 7 p.m. Friday in the main theater. Call 507-3400 or visit

The city of North Las Vegas Movie Madness free movie in the park nights are scheduled to begin at dusk, but kids' activities are slated at 6:30 p.m. Moviegoers are invited to bring blankets, picnic baskets and refreshments. Movies planned at Nature Discovery Park, 2600 Nature Park Drive, include "The Smurfs," Friday; "Cars 2," June 1; "Kung Fu Panda 2," July 20; "Puss in Boots," Aug. 31; and "Zookeeper," Sept. 21. Movies planned at North Las Vegas City Hall Civic Plaza, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North, include "The Muppets," Aug. 10 and "Happy Feet 2," Oct. 5. Visit

Roos-N-More, a nonprofit zoo that houses exotic animals for educational purposes, has scheduled an open zoo day at its Moapa facility from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $10. Visit or call 467-3585.

The Spring Jamboree is set for Saturday and Sunday at 401 California Ave., Boulder City. The event is to feature arts and crafts, collectibles, food, live entertainment, a car show and more. Visit

The Steampunk Photo Odyssey and Fashion Show is scheduled from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Clark County Museum, 1830 S. Boulder Highway. Steampunk enthusiasts can dress in their favorite fashions, and photographers can take pictures of vintage-clad models on the grounds of the museum . Tickets start at $10 and vary for photographers, models and fashion show admission. Visit

Heaven Can Wait Animal Society plans a Gimme Shelter fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday on the floating stage at The Village Lake Las Vegas, 15 Costa di Lago. Landsharks, a Jimmy Buffett tribute band, is set to perform . Tickets are $20. Visit

Get free lessons from guitar instructor Matt Hennager at Guitar Basics 101, which is planned from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday and May 13 and 20 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Bring your own guitar. Classes are one hour each. Call 507-3631.

The first full weekend of every month, Bank of America cardholders receive free admission to museums and attractions nationwide. Local attractions participating include: the Springs Preserve, the Lied Discovery Children's Museum and the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. Only the cardholder is admitted free, and adults visiting Lied must be accompanied by children. Visit

The Myron Heaton Chorale plans to perform the spring concert "An Instrument Of Thy Peace" at 7 p.m. Sunday at The Lakes Lutheran Church, 8200 W. Sahara Ave., to benefit Lutheran Social Services of Nevada. Tickets at $10 . Call 363-2515 or visit

An artist reception is planned from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday for the exhibit "The Art of Conrad Collette: Impressionist" at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Collette was born in the Netherlands in 1934, and his work has been influenced by his travels and living in Southern California. The exhibit is slated to run Thursday through July 8. Call 507-3710.

An Evening of Art & Wine featuring works by Robert Marlon is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Grape Street Cafe Wine Bar & Cellar, 7501 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Call 228-9463.

The 11th annual Visual Poetry Photographic Competition is planned in the art gallery at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., through June 3. The exhibition will show juried photographs from teens in middle and high school. A reception is planned from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday . Visit or call 507-3630.

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Teens 13 or older are invited to compare Diana Wynne Jones' book to Hayao Miyazaki's film during The Movie or the Book: "Howl's Moving Castle" scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. May 19 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive.

The exhibit "Fine Art Photography of the Great Southwest," featuring photos by Kent A. Fevre, is slated to run May 22 through Aug. 5 at the Summerlin Library art gallery, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. An artist reception is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. May 22. Call 507-3860.

A Celebration of Family is slated from 5 to 7 p.m. May 15 at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd. Family-friendly entertainment, including a balloon artist, a stilt walker and a princess, is planned. Kidville's Rockin' Railroad plan to perform a short concert, and complimentary treats, such as popcorn and cotton candy, will be offered. Visit

Richard Hampton's tribute to Kenny Rogers is planned for 7 p.m. May 12 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $13 for Sun City Summerlin residents and $17 for nonresidents. Call 240-1301 or 800-595-4849.

Earl Turner plans to perform at 7:30 p.m. May 12 and 13 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95, plus tax and fees, and can be purchased by calling 636-7075 or visiting

The Beach Boys plan to perform at 8 p.m. May 27 at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Tickets are $29, $39, $49, $59, $79 and $125. Visit, or

The Knights of Columbus plan an all-ages Saturday Night Stomp swing dance party the second Saturday of most months at 911 E. Ogden Ave. Lessons are scheduled at 7 p.m. and social dancing is set to run from 8 p.m. to midnight. The dress code prohibits jeans. Upcoming themes include: Prom, May 12; Superhero, June 9; Seven Seas, July 14; 1920s, Aug. 18; 1950s, Sept. 8; Masquarade, Oct. 13; USO, Nov. 10; Holiday, Dec. 8. Admission is $5, cash only. Visit

Super Summer Theatre plans to begin its 2012 season with performances of "A Grand Night for Singing," planned for 7 p.m. May 18 and 19 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 10 miles west of the Las Vegas Beltway on state Route 159 (Charleston Boulevard). Parking opens at 5 p.m., and meadow seating opens at 6 p.m. Enjoy a fun family evening filled with popular songs from Broadway hits such as "Oklahoma!," "Carousel," "South Pacific" and "The Sound of Music." Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or rent a chair in general-admission grass seating. Advance tickets are $8 at (print the "at home" option). A limited number of tickets will be available at the gate for $10. Visit

Girls Day, a fundraising event of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas, is planned for 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 19 at the Lied Memorial Boys & Girls Club, 2850 S. Lindell Road. The event matches women with girls from disadvantaged homes for a day of fun, games, food and prizes. Girls Day is free to club members - funds are raised by individuals and corporate sponsors. Women are asked to make a $50 donation. Call Debbie Smith at 253-2804.

Moms Rock, the ninth annual Mother's Day Tea and Brunch benefiting Child Focus at St. Jude's Ranch for Children, is planned from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 12 at Southern Highlands Spa Clubhouse, 1 Robert Trent Jones Lane. The event will feature live entertainment, a hat parade, activities for young princesses and pirates, a silent auction and raffle and a drawing for a mother/daughter diamond pendant designed by MJ Christensen Jewelers. Tickets are $80 for adults and $40 for children younger than 12. Visit or follow @momsrock2012 on Twitter.