Things to do in Paradise/Downtown, Nov. 12-18


IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Performances of the play “Line” by Israel Horovitz are scheduled at 8 p.m. Nov. 14-16 at the Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St. Tickets are $15 for adults or $13.50 for attendees 18 or younger. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

Santa’s arrival parade is scheduled at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The parade is set to start at the west valet near Yard House and end at the Santa house in Town Square Park. The parade is set to culminate with a simulated snowfall and the lighting of a 45-foot Christmas tree. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.

The 10-minute “Snow in the Square” show featuring simulated snow choreographed to holiday music is scheduled at 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 7 and 8 p.m. Fridays through Sundays Nov. 15 to Dec. 24 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702- 269-5000.

The Nevada chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is set to have its annual Walk to Cure Diabetes at 10 a.m. Nov. 16 at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. On-site registration is set to begin at 9 a.m. Visit jdrflv.com or call 702-732-4795.

The annual Desert Green conference is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14 and 15 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The conference is set to offer five concurrent seminar tracks, table top displays and a green industry mixer. Horticulture author Mary Irish is set to be the keynote speaker. Contact Helen Stone at 702-454-3057, helen@swtreesandturf.com or visit desert-green.org.

As part of the Downtown Cultural Series, “Fifty-Three,” a new project by guitarist Emanuel Schmidt and harpist Kimberly Delibero-Glennie, is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit artslasvegas.org, or call 702-229-3515.

The Poets Corner hosted by Keith Brantley is scheduled at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The monthly forum is for established poets and open-mic participants. Admission is limited to people 17 or older. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.

A three-day painted Navajo rugs workshop is scheduled for 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. Nov. 16, 23 and Dec. 7 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

A public employee art exhibit is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, Nov. 14 to Jan 2, at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

The fifth annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and half marathon to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is scheduled Nov. 17 beginning at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Start times are set for 3:30 p.m. for the half marathon and 4:30 p.m. for the full marathon. Road closures are expected on Las Vegas Boulevard between 2 and 11 p.m. Visit runrocknroll.com.

Tails and Trails is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Participants are invited to bring their dogs to visit the trails and gardens. The event is set to include demonstrations, retail and service booths and shelter and adoption information. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

Night at the Museum is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to explore the museum, make crafts, have pizza and snacks and watch the PG-rated animated film “Despicable Me.” Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. The registration deadline is Nov. 15. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

The fourth annual Art Wreath Festival to benefit ALS of Nevada is scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. The juried event is set to feature 60 wreaths created by local artists. Tickets are $50 per person and include cocktails, appetizers and an opportunity to purchase wreaths via a silent auction. Visit alsofnevada.org or call 702-777-0500.

In honor of Veterans Day, the “Mac King Comedy Magic Show” at Harrah’s, 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering two free tickets to veterans with a valid ID through Nov. 23. King performs at 1 and 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Visit mackingshow.com.

A double bill of Puccini’s “Suor Angelica” and Hindemith’s “Sancta Susanna” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Nov 14 and 15 in the Dr. Arturo Rando-Grillot Recital Hall at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for UNLV faculty and staff members, military personnel and seniors and free for UNLV students with valid ID. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

A meeting and presentation by MUFON — Las Vegas UFO Skywatchers is scheduled from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit dtracy8671.wix.com/donna2 to buy tickets.

As part of the UNLV Jazz Concert Series, UNLV jazz ensembles are set to perform from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

As part of Native American Heritage Month, champion hoop dancer Derrick Suwaima Davis is scheduled to share his culture, history and demonstrate his hoop-dancing skills from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Nov. 14 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

The Las Vegas Academy Wind Ensemble, Philharmonic and Symphonic Chorus are set to perform “Music of Fire and Passion” at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $20 to $100. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Performances by the Salzburg Marionette Theatre are scheduled Nov. 14-17 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. “The Magic Flute” is scheduled at 6 p.m. Nov. 14, “Hansel and Gretel” is scheduled at 6 p.m. Nov. 15, “Alice in Wonderland” is scheduled at 2 and 6 p.m. Nov. 16 and “The Sound of Music” is scheduled at 2 and 6 p.m. Nov. 17. Tickets are $39.95 for adults and $14.95 for attendees 13 or younger. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

James Torme is set to perform at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $36 to $45. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra are set to perform at 5 p.m. Nov. 17 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $39 to $149. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

As part of the “Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Hollywood Salutes the Armed Forces” series, the 1943 film “This is the Army ” is set to be screened from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

“Michael Feinstein: The Gershwins and Me” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $24. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

“Pow Wow Portraits,” an exhibition of large-format photographs by Lamar Marchese, is set to be on display during regular business hours through Jan. 5 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

“Inside Out: From Vegas to Wales,” an exhibition of works by Linda Alterwitz and Ruth Thomas, is scheduled to be on display through Dec. 28 in the gallery of the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

A display of Shari Bray’s saggar-fired ceramics is set to be on display through Dec. 17 at the Enterprise Library 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3760.

“Wildlife Preserved,” an exhibition of 50 taxidermied animals, including wolverines, jaguars and ostriches, is set to be on display during regular business hours through Dec. 1 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The cost is included with regular admission to the preserve. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

PLAN AHEAD

“The Blues,” featuring Keb Mo and Shemekia Copeland, is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $26 to $99. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

The Lon Bronson All-Star Band, with special guests Bella Electric Strings, is scheduled to perform at 9 p.m. Nov. 19 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $25 to $35. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

A performance by UNLV jazz ensembles is scheduled from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Alta Ham Fine Arts Center at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $40. Discounts are available to seniors, military personnel, people with disabilities, UNLV faculty and staff members, UNLV alumni and students. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

As part of the “Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Hollywood Salutes the Armed Forces” series, the 1944 film “Hollywood Canteen” is set to be screened from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 19 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. Nov. 19 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-856-9359.

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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