Things to do in Paradise/Downtown, Feb. 25-March 3


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The Ataris “So Long Astoria” reunion performance with opening act Versus the World is scheduled at 8 p.m. March 1 at Backstage Bar & Billiards, 601 Fremont St. Tickets for this 21-or-older show are $16 in advance and $20 on the day of the event. Visit backstagebarandbilliards.com or call 702-382-2227.

A St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving event is slated for noon to 4 p.m. March 1 at Ri Ra Irish Pub in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Attendees are set to have their hair cut by employees from the Art of Shaving to support the fight against childhood cancer. To volunteer to have your head shaved or to donate money, visit stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/7982/2014.

Ward 5 Bluegrass in the Park, featuring local bluegrass and acoustic bands, is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. March 2 at Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov/ward5 or call 702-229-5443.

Southern Utah University’s Ballroom Dance Company’s “Simply Ballroom” is scheduled at 2 p.m. March 2 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Front Page is set to perform at 9 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1 at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd. Visit arizonacharliesdecatur.com or call 702-258-5200.

Little Caesar is scheduled at 9 p.m. March 1 at the Las Vegas Country Saloon, 425 Fremont St. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 the day of the show. Visit lvcountrysaloon.net or call 702-382-3849.

“Extraterrestrial Art,” an exhibition of the copies of paintings and drawings created by a variety of artists depicting extraterrestrial experiences, is set to be on display during regular business hours Feb. 27 through April 15 at the Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. To register for tours, call 702-507-3760.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!, a celebration for children 11 or younger, is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon March 1 at the Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. The library’s Lego Club is set to build Lego creations based on Dr. Seuss stories from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 5. The works are set to be displayed in the library. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3760.

In honor of Black History Month, Following the Gourd, an educational story time with songs and art activities, is scheduled from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3760.

Joey Pero is scheduled at 5 p.m. Feb. 26 at Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St.; Tony Tone is scheduled at 11 a.m. Feb. 27; Jeff Brinkman is scheduled at 5 p.m.; and the Rock-n-Roll Rebels are scheduled at 8 p.m. Feb. 28. Visit downtowncontainerpark.com.

Thee Swank Bastards are scheduled at 10 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Double Down Saloon, 4640 Paradise Road. The Gold Hope Duois scheduled at 10 p.m. Feb. 27. Visit doubledownsaloon.com or call 702-791-5775.

DJ Moxci and Jeff Brinkman are scheduled at 10 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Gold Spike, 217 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Visit goldspike.com or call 702-476-1082.

“George Thorogood and the Destroyers: 40 Years Strong” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $35 to $75. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

“Georgia on my Mind: Celebrating Ray Charles” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. The performance is set to feature Take 6, Clint Holmes, Nnenna Freelon, Kirk Whalum, and the UNLV Singers and Orchestra, conducted by David Loeb. Tickets are $29 to $125. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Lainie Kazan is scheduled at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $39-$45. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

The Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. March 1 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $39 to $150. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Tony Sacca is scheduled at 2 p.m. March 2 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $33 to $39. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Zion’s Youth Symphony and Chorus is scheduled to perform free shows at 5 and 7 p.m. March 2 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

UNLV Wind Orchestra Concert III: The Frozen Cathedral is scheduled from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $8 to $10, with discounts available for seniors, military personnel and UNLV faculty and staff members. Students may receive one free ticket per valid student ID. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

As part of the Movies that Matter series, a screening of “American Promise” is scheduled from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Frank and Estella Beam Hall at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

An exhibition of new paintings by Joseph Watson is set to be on display Feb. 27 through June 7 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. An artist’s reception is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 27. Visit artslasvegas.org, or call 702-229-1012.

A Mardi Gras Masquerade Celebration with band Creole Stomp is scheduled at 7 p.m. March 1 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Creole food, including beignets, jambalaya, hot links and wine, beer and mixed drinks are set to be available for purchase. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

Amos Lee’s “Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song” tour is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $29-$48. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

The Irish Brigade is set to perform at 8:45 p.m. Feb. 25-27 and 9 p.m. Feb. 28 at Ri Ra Irish Pub in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit rira.com/las-vegas or call 702- 632-7771.

Anton Chekhov’s “Cherry Orchard of the Living Dead” is scheduled at 8 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28 and March 1 and at 2 p.m. March 9 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $15. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.

“Proxy,” an exhibition of mixed-media sculptures by Keith Conley, is set to be on display during regular business hours through May 1 at the Las Vegas City Hall Grand Gallery, 495 S. Main St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

A collection of art by John Trimble about jazz music is set to be on display through March 1 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The gallery is scheduled to be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. An artist reception is scheduled at 2 p.m. March 1. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.

Precious Objects, a two-part exhibition of photos by Charles Mintz, is set to be on display through April 10 at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St., and through April 23 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Receptions are scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 9 at Las Vegas City Hall and 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

“Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion,” a hands-on exhibition of 40 machines built based on drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, is set to be on display through May 4 at the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The exhibition is included with admission to the preserve. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

PLAN AHEAD

An annual Lenten Fish Fry is scheduled every Friday from March 4 through April 11 at the St. Viator Catholic Church parish center, 2641 E. Flamingo Road. The event is open to all and costs $7 for adults and $4 for children for fish flown in from Alaska, cole slaw, fries, bread and coffee. Call 702-733-8323.

As part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Hollywood’s Celluloid Strip Tease series, the 1943 film “Lady of Burlesque” is set to be screened from 1 to 3 p.m. March 4 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

ONGOING EVENTS

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.

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.

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.

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 and limited to participants 8 or older. Visit ethnicexpresslasvegas.org or call 702-732-4871.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 $9.95 for adults. 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 arizonacharliesdecatur.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 UNLV, 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 2. 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 8 or 2 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 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 9 for adults, 3.95 for children ages 5 to 17 and students, 5.95 for seniors, military, law enforcement and teachers and 0 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, 8.95 for adults and free for children 18 or younger and for members of the Nevada State Museum or the Springs Preserve. Visit museums.nevadaculture.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 1 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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