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Things to do in Paradise/Downtown, July 30-Aug. 5


IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

The Tanglewood Marionettes are slated to put on an underwater fantasy puppet show titled “The Dragon King” at 10:30 a.m. July 31 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., and 10:30 a.m. Aug. 1 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Tickets are $3. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

The Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas is set to partner with The Shops at Crystals fashion houses such as Porsche Design and Ilori for weekly poolside cocktail fashion events at 6 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 15. Porsche Design plans to introduce its spring collection Aug. 1. Ilori plans eyeglass fittings and lens cleanings Aug. 8. Admission is free, but guests must RSVP to molas-fbresv@ mohg.com.

Ballroom dancing is planned Tuesdays from 3 to 5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 2 to 4:30 p.m. 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.

Teens are invited to create mosaic tile jewelry from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 1 and 8 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Registration is required. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

A seated yoga class is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3458.

“Godspell” is set to be performed at 8 p.m. Aug. 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15 and 17 and 2 p.m. Aug. 11 at The Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $25. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702 732-7225.

The Presidents of the United States of America are set to perform at 9 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Fremont Street Experience. Admission is free. Visit vegasexperience.com.

“We Are Not Spies,” a one-man play presented by the Hamyar Art Foundation and Mansoor Taeed, is scheduled from 8 to 10 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Tickets are $25 to $35 and can purchased in advance by calling 702-499-1919. Visit lvccld.org.

Las Vegas Film Critics Society members are set to discuss notable mob movies depicting organized crime and law enforcement and watch a free screening from their pick for top film from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Children 6 to 11 are invited to learn about polymers by creating their own slime and bouncy ball from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

A free belly dance class presented by the Shifting Sands Belly Dance Guild is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. For more information call 702-644-5255.

“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.

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.

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.

WORTH A DRIVE

The Rudy Foundation and The Las Vegas Young Entertainers plan to present Helen Joy’s “Broadway Vignettes” at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 and 3 at the Summerlin Library Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. The annual production brings together performers ages 7 to 12 for solo and ensemble performances of Broadway favorites from “Wicked,” Seussical,” “South Pacific,” “Matilda the Musical” and “Les Miserables.” Tickets are $12 at showtix4u.com.

The annual Cardboard Boat Regatta is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 2 at Desert Breeze Aquatics Facility, 8275 Spring Mountain Road. Swimming, water games and music are planned. Participants may build and decorate boats made of cardboard and duct tape only. Boats may be no bigger than 8 feet long. Prizes are planned for the most creative, the fastest and the Bismarck. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for children 3 to 17, $1 for seniors 55 or older and free to children 2 or younger. Visit tinyurl.com/cardboardraces.

“Children’s Letters to God” is planned to be performed at 7 p.m. Aug. 2-3 and Aug. 9-10 with 4 p.m. matinees set for Aug. 3 and 10 at Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pavilion Center Drive (across from Palo Verde High School). General admission is $7.50. Call 702-290-1173.

“The Lilly Oncology On Canvas Art Competition and Exhibition,” a free public exhibition that showcases select pieces of art created by people touched by cancer, is slated to be at 8975 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 100, through Aug. 2 and at 1000 N. Green Valley Parkway, Suite 720, in Henderson from Aug. 5-9. Both centers are open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Themes range from fear and hope to loss and survival to isolation and the embrace of family and friends. Call 702-380-6170 or 702-269-5200.

Tickets are available for the 2013 season of Super Summer Theatre, set at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, roughly 10 miles west of the Las Vegas Beltway on Charleston Boulevard/state Route 159. Advance tickets are $12 plus a handling charge. Children 5 or younger are admitted free. Season-opener shows may have lower-priced tickets. The lineup includes “Legally Blonde the Musical,” Aug. 7-24, and “The Producers,” Sept. 5-21. Call 702-594-7529 or visit supersummertheatre.org.

Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas announced extended Friday and Saturday hours until 10 p.m. through Aug. 23, and a new Dive ‘n’ Movies program that will feature an outdoor family movie by the wave pool on select Fridays through Aug. 23. All movies are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. The schedule is: Aug. 9, “Madagascar 3”; and Aug. 23, “Rise of the Guardians.” Wet ‘n’ Wild offers a Twilight Ticket for $25, available to purchase at 5 p.m. or later on Friday or Saturday. Visit wetnwildlasvegas.com.

PLAN AHEAD

Students from the city of Las Vegas’ arts summer camps are slated to put on a season-end production at 10 a.m. Aug. 6 in the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, and at 1 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Admission is free. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.

“Summer Stock,” starring Gene Kelly and Judy Garland, is set to be screened from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, as part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Summer Stories series. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Musician Patrice Pike is set to team with local performer Kye Brackett for a concert scheduled for 9 p.m. Aug. 9 at Tommy Rockers, 4275 S. Dean Martin Drive. A $10 donation is requested at the door. Visit patricepike.com.

“Gay Latino L.A.,” a docu-drama, is set to be screened at 1 p.m. Aug. 10 at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. The screening 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.

The Resort on Mount Charleston plans its fourth annual Mount Charleston Arts and Crafts Show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11 at 2755 Kyle Canyon Road. The event features more than 30 local Las Vegas artisans, jewelry, clothing, food, fiber arts, toys, baby and children’s clothing, home décor and other crafts. Food will also be available. The event will be held rain or shine. Admission is free. Call 702-872-5500.

“Keepin’ It Country,” featuring the vocal quartet Ghostlight, is scheduled at 2 p.m. Aug. 13 at The Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $15. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702 732-7225.

Third Eye Blind is scheduled to perform at 9 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Fremont Street Experience. Admission is free. Visit vegasexperience.com.

Baroness and Royal Thunder are slated to perform at 9 p.m. Aug. 28 at Backstage Bar & Billiards, 601 E. Fremont St. Admission is $18 in advance or $21 the day of the show. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit backstagebarandbilliards.com.

Puddle of Mudd is set to perform at 9 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Fremont Street Experience. Admission is free. Visit vegasexperience.com.

Create a Change Now plans to host 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 planting vegetables and healthy cooking. Early bird tickets are $65 for couples or $40 for an individuals. Groups of four children are free with the purchase of adult tickets. Create a Change Now works to fight childhood obesity. Visit createachangenow.org or call 702-300-7399.

Hanson is scheduled to perform at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Fremont Country Club, 601 E. 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

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.

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

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.

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 $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.

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 Food 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 at 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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