East Valley View Things to Do May 15-28, 2014


IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

  • 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 unce.unr.edu or contact lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu.or at 702-257-5555.
  • 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 lvccld.org or call 702-507-3459.
  • 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 tinyurl.com/neonsignrsvp. Visit neonmuseum.org or call 702-387-6366.
  • 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 lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
  • Reckless in Vegas is set to perform at 8 p.m. May 16 at the Italian American Club, 2333 E. Sahara Ave. The band is set to perform contemporary renditions of classic Las Vegas performers from the 1960s including songs made popular by Frank Sinatra, Elvis and Tom Jones. Arms of America-a tribute to U2 is set to be the opening act. Tickets are $20. Visit iacvegas.com or call 702-457-3866.
  • A performance of Twisted Cherry Burlesque is scheduled at 11 p.m. May 17 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $15. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.
  • 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 clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.
  • 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 clarkcountynv.gov.
  • The Blue Party, an inaugural fundraising event benefiting Goodwill of Southern Nevada, is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. May 22 outside the restaurant Mundo at the World Market Center, 495 S. Grand Central Parkway. The event is set to include appetizers, drinks, vendor booths, silent and live auctions, a fashion show and live music. Tickets start at $25. Visit goodwillblueparty.org.
  • A job fair for veterans hosted by the city of Las Vegas is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. May 22 at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave. More than 45 employers are expected, each with at least two available positions. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6315.
  • A free outreach event sponsored by The Potter’s House of North Las Vegas is scheduled at 7 p.m. May 17 in a vacant lot near NAPA Auto Parts, 3274 N. Civic Center Drive. The event is set to feature a barbecue, live music and a play titled “Hooked” that shares stories of people overcoming addiction. Visit nlvpottershouse.com or call 702-575-0188.
  • Meet the Candidates, the first in a series of nonpartisan political events, is set to begin at 6 p.m. May 15 at Hyde Bellagio inside the Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The events are scheduled at the same time and place weekly, and a different set of offices is set to be spotlighted each week. The first event is set to feature District Court and Family Court judges. For reservations, visit tinyurl.com/hydemeet.
  • 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 Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, 300 E. Stewart Ave. Doors 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 mobmuseum.org 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 maryellen@embarqmail.com or call 702-898-8782.
  • A Cinema in the Circle screening of the Disney film “Frozen” is scheduled at sundown May 18 at Huntridge Circle Park, 251 S. Maryland Parkway. The event is sponsored by The Huntridge Foundation, the West Huntridge Neighborhood Association and Very Vintage Vegas. Free pizza and bananas will be available while supplies last, and Robo Duck Truck, a food truck, is set to sell Asian fusion food. Prizes are planned for anyone who comes dressed in costume in honor of the film.
  • An education and career fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17 at the Boulevard Mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway.
  • The Las Vegas Jazz Society plans to present Ronnie Rose and his ensemble — featuring Gary Anderson, Dave Perrico, Steve Meyer, Chris Gordan, Ryan Rose and Mike Clark — from 2 to 4 p.m. May 18 at the Bootlegger Bistro, 7700 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $12 at the door. Student tickets are $5, and advance-purchase tickets for Jazz Society members are $10. Call 702-313-6778 for reservations.
  • 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 montarameadows.com or call 702-979-2837.

Worth a drive

  • 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 Awards 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.
  • 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. The event costs $14 per person. Visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.
  • 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 goodietwoshoes.org.
  • The Las Vegas Reptile Expo is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 17 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18 at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children younger than 12 and free for children younger than 2. VIP passes let participants in an hour early for $25. Tickets can be purchased at the door or pre-purchased at a discount rate through the getreptiles.com.
  • 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 tivolivillagelv.com.
  • 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 myronheatonchorale.org.
 

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