Things to do in Paradise/Downtown, Jan. 28-Feb. 3


IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

A reggae performance featuring Passafire, with opening bands Ballyhoo!, Pacific Dub, One Pin Short and Good Greens, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Fremont Country Club, 601 Fremont St. Tickets for those 21 or older are $13 in advance and $15 the day of the show. Visit fremontcountryclubvegas.com or call 702-382-6601.

That 1 Guy is set to perform at 9 p.m. Jan. 31 at Backstage Bar & Billiards, 601 Fremont St. Tickets for this 21-or-older show are $15. Visit backstagebarandbilliards.com or call 702-382-2227.

The Moscow Festival Ballet is scheduled to perform “Cinderella” at 8 p.m. Feb. 1 at Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $25 to $75. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

Ska/punk band Authority Zero is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 1 at Backstage Bar & Billiards, 601 Fremont St. Tickets for this 21-or-older show are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit backstagebarandbilliards.com or call 702-382-2227.

A trip to The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 30, leaving from the Derfelt Senior Center, 3433 W. Washington Ave. The event costs $15. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6601.

The Brass Roots Quintet is scheduled to perform at 2 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

A foil art workshop for ages 13-17 is scheduled at 2:15 p.m. Feb. 1, 8 and 22 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The cost for the three-session class is $39, and supplies are included. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada and the Caesars Foundation are set to present the 13th annual Walk for Wishes starting at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 1 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. On-site registration begins at 7 a.m., and the starting line is at Miller’s Ale House. The event is a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada. The cost of registration begins at $40. Visit snv.wish.org, mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.

Jersey Boys conductor Keith Thompson is set to host the “Composers Showcase of Las Vegas” at 10:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $20. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

The American Diddle Idols are scheduled to perform at 8:45 p.m. Jan. 28-30 and 9 p.m. Jan. 31 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.

The quintet Axiom Brass is scheduled at 7:30 p.m Jan. 30 at Dr. Arturo Rando-Grillot Recital Hall at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $25. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

The Las Vegas Wranglers hockey team is set to have a LGBTQ night benefiting The Center, The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, at 7:05 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets purchased through the nonprofit’s website, thecenterlv.com, are $15, and $5 of each ticket is set to be donated to The Center.

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

Tony Tone is scheduled to perform at 11 a.m. Jan. 30 at Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. Visit downtowncontainerpark.com.

Thee Swank Bastards are scheduled at 10 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Double Down Saloon, 4640 Paradise Road. Visit doubledownsaloon.com or call 702-791-5775.

Riotgun, Agent 86 and Geezus Cryst & Free Beer are scheduled at 10 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Double Down Saloon, 4640 Paradise Road. Visit doubledownsaloon.com or call 702-791-5775.

Scaredycat, Underground Alliance, Infernal Raket and Putaso are scheduled at 10 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Double Down Saloon, 4640 Paradise Road. Visit doubledownsaloon.com or call 702-791-5775.

A concert featuring Fortunate Youth, with opening bands Hirie, Four Twenty Daze and Days After Hail, is scheduled at 8 p.m. Jan. 31 at Las Vegas Country Saloon, 425 Fremont St. Tickets $5 in advance or $8 the day of the show. Visit lvcountrysaloon.net or call 702-382-3849.

A performance of “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” is scheduled at 8 p.m. Feb. 1,7 and 8 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. The play, written by Steve Martin, features an imagined 1904 meeting between Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso before either achieved fame. Tickets are $20. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.

Kristen Hertzenberg is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $25. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

As part of Mob Month, “More Mob Wives!” is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Six former mob wives are scheduled to speak. Due to mature subject matter, parental discretion is advised. Books and merchandise may be available for purchase and signing after the presentations. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3458.

Trivia Night is scheduled at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at The Beat Coffeehouse & Records, 520 Fremont St. The event is scheduled every other Tuesday. Visit thebeatlv.com or call 702-385-2328.

“Flashdance — The Musical” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28-31 and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2 and at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $34 to $37. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

As part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: In John Ford Country — Monumental Westerns series, the 1956 film “The Searchers” is set to be screened from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

“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.

“Indefinite Obsession,” an exhibition of photographs by graduate student Shelbi Schroeder, is set to be on display from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Feb. 1 at Grant Hall Gallery at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. An opening reception is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 31. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

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.

“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.

PLAN AHEAD

The 1944 Alfred Hitchcock war film “Lifeboat” is set to be screened from 1 to 2:45 p.m. Feb. 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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