Things to do in Paradise/Downtown, March 11-17


IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Run Away with Cirque du Soleil, a 5K run or one-mile fun walk, is scheduled from 7 a.m. to noon March 15 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The proceeds are set to support the Springs Preserve and the Cirque du Soleil Foundation USA, which is involved with social and cultural charity. The event is set to include photo opportunities and music by the cast and crew of Cirque du Soleil, massage therapy, face painting and a circus play area. Registration is $30 to $40. To register in advance, visit tinyurl.com/runawaywithcirque. Registration is planned through March 13.

A closing reception for Avant-Kitsch, an exhibition of photographic tapestries by Kent Anderson Butler, is scheduled at 6 p.m. March 13 at the Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemporary Art, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit amandaharrisgallery.com or call 702-769-6036.

As part of its series of free family drop-in programs, Aladdin’s March Magic is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon March 15 at the Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Children are invited to hear the Aladdin story and participate in craft and magic trick activities. The event is recommended for children in kindergarten through second grade. Visit neonmuseum.org or call 702-387-6366.

UNLV jazz ensembles are set to perform from 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 12 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The show is part of the UNLV Jazz Concert Series. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

The 2014 Banff Mountain Film Festival’s World Tour is scheduled to come to Las Vegas at 7 p.m. March 13 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The tour features screening of some of the award-winning films from the festival, which specializes in films focused on adventure, action and travel. Tickets are free and limited to one per person. Ticket distribution is set to start at 6 p.m. the day of the screening. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Jayne Amelia Larson’s multimedia one-woman play “Driving the Saudis: A Chauffeur’s Tale of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness on Rodeo Drive,” is scheduled at 7 p.m. March 15 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. A Q-and-A session with Larson followed by a book signing is scheduled after the performance. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

The season finale of the Classic Touch Concert Series presented by the Nevada Chamber Symphony is scheduled at 3 p.m. March 16 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The concert is set to include a performance of young musicians with the symphony.

A free concert by De’Borah, a performer who came out as gay on air during season 3 of “The Voice,” is scheduled at 7 p.m. March 15 at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit thecenterlv.com or call 702-733-9800.

Twisted Cherry Burlesque is scheduled at 11 p.m. March 15 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $15. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.

“Ain’t I a Woman!” is set to be performed by the Core Ensemble Chamber Music Theatre at 7:30 p.m. March 15 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The play will celebrate the lives and times of four significant black women. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

Pianist Roman Rabinovich is scheduled to perform Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. March 13 at the UNLV Performing Arts Center, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $25 to $75. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

A Night at the Museum, featuring the film “Hugo,” is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. March 15 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Parents and guardians can drop off children ages 5 through 12 for the event, which includes pizza, snacks, crafts and more. The registration deadline is March 14 and costs $20 per child for members and $25 per child for nonmembers. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

Jon Batiste and Stay Human are scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. March 15 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $42 to $49. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

As part of the Life Cube Project, a 4-foot-by-4-foot component of the project is set to be on display during regular business hours through March 21 at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. Visitors are encouraged to write down their wishes, dreams, goals and aspirations on postcards and deposit them into the cube, which is set to be transported March 21 to the main project site on Fremont Street between Ninth and 10th streets and burned in a fire ceremony as part of a public art performance. Visit thelifecube.org.

In celebration of Women’s History Month in March, the Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is revising its regular tours to include facts about the valley’s notable and influential women. Visit neonmuseum.org or call 702-387-6366.

An annual Lenten Fish Fry is scheduled every Friday through April 11 at the St. Viator Catholic Church parish center, 2461 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.

“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 through April 15 at the Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. To register for tours, call 702-507-3760.

“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.

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

The Vanguard University Guitar Ensemble is scheduled to perform modern compositions and ethnic folk music written for guitar at 7 p.m. March 18 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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