Paradise/Downtown things to do, Aug. 27-Sept. 2


IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

n A belly dance class presented by the Shifting Sands Belly Dancing Guild is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The class is free. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-644-5255.

n Artwork of the people, landscapes and architecture of the Philippines by Julian P. Eusebio is set to be on display during regular business hours, Sept. 5 through Nov. 5, at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

n The brass ensemble Home Cookin’ is scheduled to perform at 11 p.m. Sept. 6 at Backstage Bar & Billiards, 601 Fremont St. There is no cover charge, but admission is limited to patrons 21 or older. Visit backstagebarandbilliards.com.

n The Symphonic Rockshow featuring Brody Dolyniuk with Yellow Brick Road and a 25-piece orchestra is scheduled at 8 p.m. Sept. 6 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. The group is set to perform rock anthems by groups such as Led Zeppelin, Queen and Pink Floyd. Tickets are $24 to $79. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

n Clint Holmes is scheduled to perform at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 6-7 and 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $35 to $45. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

n The Las Vegas Reel Recovery Film Festival, featuring films that deal with addiction and recovery, is scheduled for Sept. 7 and 8 at the Philip J. Cohen Theater at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. .Highlights include screenings of the documentary “Bill W.,” which tells the story of the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, followed by a question-and-answer segment with filmmaker Dan Carracino and a 10th anniversary showing of “Owning Mahowney.” The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and is based on a true story about a bank manager with a gambling problem. It is set to be followed by a panel discussion about problem gambling. Tickets are $5 per day and can be purchased in advance at Foundation for Recovery locations at 3321 N. Buffalo Drive, Suite 225; and 2625 S. Rainbow Blvd, Suite B. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 702-257-8199, ext. 902.

n A rock show featuring Wilson, The Greenery and The Ongoing Concept is scheduled at 8 p.m. Sept. 7 at Backstage Bar & Billiards, 601 Fremont St. Admission is limited to patrons 21 or older. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on the day of the show. Visit backstagebarandbilliards.com.

n The Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan “Grits and Glamour” show is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $29 to $75. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

n Create a Change Now plans a Circus Garden Party fundraiser from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Activities for all ages are planned, including jugglers, stilt walkers, face painting, balloon art, live music and educational components such as for planting vegetables and healthy cooking. Early-bird tickets are $65 for couples or $40 for individuals. Groups of four children are admitted free with the purchase of adult tickets. Create a Change Now works to fight childhood obesity. Visit createachangenow.org or call 702-300-7399.

n The annual Harvest Festival Art and Craft show is scheduled from 10 a.m to 6 p.m Sept. 6 and 7 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 8 at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North.. Performances and strolling entertainers are scheduled. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors 62 or older, $4 for youths 13 to 17 or free for children 12 or younger. Tickets are good for all three days. Visit harvestfestival.com or call Meehan and Associates at 702-451-0344.

n Performances of “A Streetcar Named Desire” are scheduled at 8 p.m. Sept. 6-7 and at 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $10. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.

n “Geographical Divides: Finding Common Ground,” an exhibition of collaborative work by eight artists from Southern Nevada and eight from Northern Nevada, is set to be on display through Sept. 9 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. The work may be viewed by appointment and at an artist’s reception planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

n “Next Exit: Route 66,” an exhibition of art inspired by the historic roadway, is set to be on display through Sept. 15 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. “Art in the Gardens — Art in Motion: The Kinetic Wind Art of Mark White” is scheduled to be on display through Sept. 30. The cost for the exhibits is included with general admission. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

n An exhibit of Clifford Singer’s geometrical paintings is scheduled to be on display through Oct. 15 at the Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3760.

n Three sea-based traveling exhibits are set to be on display through August at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North. “Sea Monsters” explores scary characteristics of undersea dwellers; “Discovery Reef” looks at the interconnection of coral reefs; and “Sanctuary Reef” features a replica of a coral reef in the Florida Keys and discusses the human impact on it. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for students, seniors and military personnel, $5 for children 3 to 11 and free for children 2 or younger. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Visit lvnhm.org or call 702-384-3466.

PLAN AHEAD

n A concert featuring Calabrese is scheduled at 8 p.m. Sept. 11 at Backstage Bar & Billiards, 601 Fremont St. Admission is limited to patrons 21 or older. Tickets are $11 in advance and $13 on the day of the show. Visit backstagebarandbilliards.com.

n A rock show featuring Black Camaro, The Dirty Hooks and Wax Pig Melting is scheduled at 9 p.m. Sept. 13 at Backstage Bar & Billiards, 601 Fremont St. Admission is limited to patrons 21 or older. Tickets are $10. Visit backstagebarandbilliards.com.

n September’s Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou movie series is set to focus on the Academy Award-winning fashion of costume designer Edith Head. The 1949 film “Samson and Delilah,” starring Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr, is scheduled at 1 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

n Performances of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson are scheduled at 8 p.m. Sept. 13, 14, 19-21 and 26-28 at the The Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. A matinee is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sept. 22. Tickets are $25. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702 732-7225.

n Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production of “The Wizard of Oz” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10-15 and at 2 p.m. Sept. 14-15 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $27 to $130. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

n Hanson is scheduled to perform at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Fremont Country Club, 601 Fremont St. Tickets start at $29.50. All ages are welcome, but guests younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older. Visit ticketfly.com.

n A performance of “Icons: The Lesbian and Gay History of the World, Vol. 4” is scheduled from 8 to 10 p.m. Sept. 24 at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. The one-man show features Jade Esteban portraying Plato, Virginia Woolf, Freddy Mercury and others. The event is part of The Centerpiece, a queer arts and culture series. Some events may include adult language and themes. Visit thecenterlv.com or call 702-733-9800.

n Tickets are available for October performances at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave.. “War Horse” is set for Oct. 2-6, and “Sister Act” is scheduled Oct. 15-20. For more information and tickets, visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2000.

n The Las Vegas Brass Band plans to perform free concerts Oct. 6 and Dec. 8 at the Clark County Library Theatre, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvbb.org.

n Performances at the Cockroach Theatre at the Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St., are set to kick off Oct. 11 with Harold Pinter’s “The Birthday Party.” Visit cockroachtheatre.com or call 702-818-3422.

n Our Lady Peace is set to perform a free concert Oct. 19 on the 3rd Street Stage at the Fremont Street Experience. Visit thed.com.

ONGOING EVENTS

n The Bet on the Farm! farmers market is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

n Weekly children’s events planned at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., include story time, scheduled from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Mondays at the activities center; and toddler time for children 5 or younger, scheduled for 11 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays in the library. The cost is included with general admission to the preserve. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

n Scottish country dancing is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Fridays at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Admission is $5 and limited to participants 13 or older. Call 702-656-9513 or visit lasvegascountrydance.org.

n The Ethnic Express International Folkdancing Club plans an event from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Admission is $4 and limited to participants 8 or older. Visit ethnicexpresslasvegas.org or call 702-732-4871.

n Ballroom dancing is planned from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 401 E. Bonanza Road. Music is provided by Boyd Coulter’s Good Times Band. The cost is $4. Call 702-795-8140.

n The Vegas StrEATS food and culture festival is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month in the Jackie Gaughan Plaza outside the El Cortez, 600 E. Fremont St. Food trucks, live music, artists and more are featured. Visit vegasstreats.com.

n The Bootlegger Bistro, 7700 Las Vegas Blvd. South, hosts a variety of live entertainment daily. Visit bootleggerlasvegas.com.

n Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Road, plans to host Jazz Workshop, a quartet, starting at 10 p.m. Mondays. Visit ferraroslasvegas.com.

n Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s sustainable farmers market is set to be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday inside the Desert Living Center at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is free, and purchases are cash only.

Blue Beat, an evening of local jazz acts, is scheduled at 8 p.m. Wednesdays at The Beat Coffeehouse, 520 Fremont St. Beer and wine sales begin after 7 p.m. Call 702-409-5563 or visit thebeatlv.com.

The Grand Ole Vegas Revue, a vaudeville-style tribute to early 20th-century theater, is slated to run at 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays in the showroom at the Plaza, 1 S. Main St. Tickets start at $49.95 for adults and $19.95 for children. A 15-minute singalong is set to precede each show. Call 702-946-8934.

The Double Down Saloon, 4640 Paradise Road, hosts a variety of live entertainment throughout the week. Call 702-791-5775 or visit the saloon’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Double-Down-Saloon-Las-Vegas/43793799630.

The Artisan Hotel Boutique, 1501 W. Sahara Ave., plans to host Cuban Nights on Wednesdays. Doors open at 10 p.m. Cuban dance music, hookah and bottle service are planned as DJ Shark spins the turntables. Call 702-862-0485 or visit artisanhotel.com.

Learn to swing dance Fridays at the Aruba Hotel, 1215 Las Vegas Blvd. South. No partner or experience is needed. Beginner and intermediate lessons are set from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by open dancing. Visit swingdancevegas.com.

Jerry Tiffe performs from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd. Visit arizonacharlies decatur.com.

The Bet on the Farm! Farmers Market is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is free. Most farmers accept only cash. Visit springspreserve.org or betonthefarm.com or call 702-822-7700.

The Downtown 3rd Farmers Market is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays on Third Street between Stewart and Ogden avenues in the old downtown transportation hub building. Visit downtown3rd.com.

Happy Hour Improv is scheduled to host a “Jam Session” from 7 to 9 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month at Theatre7, 1406 S. Third St. For a $10, cash-only fee, audience members will have an opportunity to participate in the improv show. Visit happyhourimprov.com or call 702-372-3201.

First Friday is scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. the first Friday of the month in downtown Las Vegas. Admission is free. Free parking with shuttle service is available at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. For information on shuttle services, artists, music and more, visit firstfridaylasvegas.com.

The fresh52 farmers market is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays in the Whole Foods Market parking lot at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com.

Nuff Said performs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturdays at Jack’s Irish Pub in Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Visit palacestation.sclv.com.

The Knights of Columbus plan an all-ages Saturday Night Stomp swing dance party the third Saturday of each month 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. Admission is $5, cash only. Visit saturdaynightstomp.com.

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society is seeking singers to be part of its upcoming season. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. Sundays in room 159 of the Beam Music Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Call 702-451-6672 or visit snmas.com.

MUSEUMS

The Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. General admission is $12. Visit discoverykidslv.org.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, military and students and $5 for children 3 to 11. Visit lvnhm.org or call 702-384-3466.

The Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, offers guided tours daily. Daytime tours are set for 9, 9:30 and 10 a.m. and at 7:30, 8, 8:30 and 9 p.m. through July 31. Reservations are recommended. Tickets are $18 or $12 for Nevada residents, seniors, active military and veterans and students. Children 6 or younger are admitted free. Visit neonmusuem.org.

The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave., is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is $1 for anyone 12 or older. Visit parks.nv.gov.

The National Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement (the Mob Museum), 300 Stewart Ave., is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $19 for adults, $13.95 for children ages 5 to 17 and students, $15.95 for seniors, military, law enforcement and teachers and $10 for Nevada residents. Visit themobmuseum.org.

The Nevada State Museum, 309 S. Valley View Blvd., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays through Mondays. Admission is $9.95 for Nevada residents, $18.95 for adults and free for children 18 or younger and for members of the Nevada State Museum or the Springs Preserve. Visit museums.nevada culture.org.

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. General admission is $18.95 for adults and $9.95 for Nevada residents. Special rates also are available for seniors, students and military personnel. Visit springspreseve.org.

The National Atomic Testing Museum, 755 E. Flamingo Road, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $11 for Nevada residents, seniors, military personnel, children ages 7 to 17 and students. Admission to the Area 51 exhibit is an extra $6. Visit nationalatomictestingmuseum.org.

The Pinball Hall of Fame, 1610 E. Tropicana Ave., is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Admission is free, but bring quarters to play the games. Visit pinballmuseum.org.

 

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