Things to do in Paradise/Downtown, Jan. 14-20


IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

A screening of the 1952 film “Singin’ in the Rain” is scheduled at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

Flat Five, a free concert featuring blues and the spoken word with Toscha Comeaux and Woody Woods, is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-3515.

“Grim and Fischer,” a full-face mask comedy from Wonderheads Theatre Fantastical, is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

Vintage Bike Night is scheduled 6 to 11 p.m. Jan. 17 at Bar + Bistro in The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. Owners of classic motorcycles, cafe racers, custom motorcycles and scooters are set to bring their vehicles to the event. The event is set to include art, body painting and live music. Visit barbistroaf.com or call 702-202-6060.

Franky Perez and The Truth and Robby Krieger’s Jam Kitchen are scheduled at 9 p.m. Jan. 18 at Backstage Bar & Billiards, 601 Fremont St. Tickets for this 21-or-older show are $24 in advance or $29 at the door. Visit backstagebarandbilliards.com or call 702-382-2227.

As part of Mob Month, Me, The Mob and the Music — One Helluva Ride with Tommy James & the Shondells is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. James is set to speak in a video interview broadcast live from his New York home. The Mob Around the World in Film is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 19 at the library. A panel from the Las Vegas Film Critics Society is set to discuss notable and favorite international mob movies. Following the discussion, a screening of a film the members agree upon is scheduled. “Lucky Luciano — The Father of Modern Day Organized Crime in America” is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 21. Author and UNLV professor William Donati is set to discuss the life of mob kingpin Charles “Lucky” Luciano. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

TechArt Studio: Teen TechArt Studios Presents! is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. Teens are invited to learn how to make, edit and share their own movies using new technology.Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3760.

8th Grader is scheduled at 8 p.m. Jan. 17 at Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. The Lounge Orphans are scheduled 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Tommy Ward and Swayd are scheduled at 5 p.m. and The Dirty Hooks are scheduled at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 18. The Janes are scheduled 2 p.m. and HaleAmanO is scheduled at 5 p.m. Jan. 19. John Acosta is scheduled at 11 a.m. Jan. 20. Sportello is scheduled at 11 a.m. and The MadLibs are scheduled at 5 p.m. Jan. 21. Visit downtowncontainerpark.com.

HaleAmanO is scheduled at 10 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Gold Spike, 217 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Visit goldspike.com or call 702-476-1082.

Rosanna Telford and Keith Neal are scheduled from 7 p.m. to midnight Jan. 15 at the Italian American Club, 2333 E. Sahara Ave. Visit iacvegas.com or call 702-457-3866.

West Coast Swing is scheduled Jan. 19 at the Italian American Club, 2333 E. Sahara Ave. Doors are set to open at 5 p.m., a lesson is scheduled at 5:30 p.m., and open dancing is set to begin at 6 p.m. Admission is $6. Visit iacvegas.com or call 702-457-3866.

Performances of the Poor Richard’s Players’ production of “Red” are scheduled at 8 p.m. Jan. 16-18, 24 and 25 and 2 p..m. Jan. 19 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $20. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.

“Ann Hampton Callaway Presents the Streisand Songbook” is scheduled at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 and 18 and 4 p.m. Jan. 18 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $39 to $50. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

“Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $29 to $150. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Trivia Night is scheduled at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at The Beat Coffeehouse & Records, 520 Fremont St. The event is scheduled every other Tuesday. Visit thebeatlv.com or call 702-385-2328.

Tickets are on sale for Disney On Ice’s “Rockin’ Ever After.” The show is scheduled Jan. 15 to 19 at the Thomas & Mack Center, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit disneyonice.com or unlvtickets.com or call 702-739-3267.

Tickets are on sale for “Battle Born — Nevada Proud!,” scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Donato Cabrera is set to conduct the Las Vegas Philharmonic in a concert celebrating the 150th anniversary of the state of Nevada. Tickets are $25 to $94. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

“Nevada Reflections: The Silver State in Black & White,” a photo exhibition featuring landscape photography by Cody Brothers, is set to be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Jan. 20 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The event is free with paid admission to the preserve. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

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.

“Reflections of the Ebony Guys, Dolls & Techs,” a selection of historical photos of black chorus line performers and behind-the-scenes workers, is set to be on display during regular business hours through Jan. 25 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.

“Posts,” an art exhibit consisting of free-standing painted columns by Jeff Fulmer, is set to be on display during regular business hours from Mondays through Thursdays through Feb. 13 at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

WORTH A DRIVE

The Wonderground variety shows are scheduled at 8, 9 and 10 p.m. Jan. 16 at The Olive, 3850 E. Sunset Road. The show features artists, magicians, dancers, musicians and more. Tickets are $10 at the door. Visit vegaswonderground.com.

Faith Lutheran Theatre Company’s International Thespian Society plans to perform “The Drowsy Chaperone” Jan. 17-26 at the Performing Arts Center at Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School, 2015 S. Hualapai Way. Performances are slated for 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with 4 p.m. matinees on Sundays. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at faiththeatrecompany.com.

The Las Vegas Improvisation Players plan a comedy and music improv show at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at the American Heritage Academy, 6126 S. Sandhill Road. Tickets are $10 at the door, which is set to open at 6:40 p.m.

The Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive, is scheduled to host a performance by the Russian music and dance ensemble group Golden Gates at 6 p.m. Jan. 18. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Call 702-455-7340.

The 2014 Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival is planned at the Adelson Educational Campus, 9700 Hillpointe Road, through Jan. 26. Tickets are $10 to $50. Call 702-239-2277.

The Las Vegas Little Theatre is set to show “Barefoot in the Park” through Jan. 26 on the Mainstage, 3920 Schiff Drive. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for students and seniors. Visit lvlt.org or call the box office at 702-362-7996.

The College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts Gallery, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., plans to present its annual Juried Student Exhibition through Jan. 24. The exhibition is set to feature student artwork made in connection with the CSN Fine Arts Department, art and art history courses with media including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, jewelry and design. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Call 702-651-4146.

The Stratosphere, 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to offer free passes to its indoor and outdoor observation decks every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in January to locals with a valid Nevada ID. Admission for children accompanied by an adult is also free. Passes are set to be issued at the Stratosphere ticketing booth near Roxy’s Diner. The tower is open from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday to Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Call 702-380-7777.

PLAN AHEAD

As part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: In John Ford Country — Monumental Westerns” series, the 1949 film “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon” is set to be screened from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Learn to DJ, a hands-on experience for teens, is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3760.

Luis Bravo’s “Forever Tango” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $26 to $79. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

The Motherfuppets are scheduled 11 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $15. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.

The Thin Mint Sprint 5K and the 1 Mile Shortbread Shuffle are scheduled at 8 a.m. Jan. 25. at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event is set to benefit the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada. Registration is $25 before Jan. 24 for the Thin Mint Sprint 5K and $15 for the 1 Mile Shortbread Shuffle. The event is set to be followed by the Cookie KickOff at 9:30 a.m. The free Cookie KickOff is set to include hands-on activities, a rock wall, and a life-size Jenga and Connect Four. Visit girlscoutsnv.com.

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 . 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 and 9.95 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 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 0, 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 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 8.95 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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