Things to do in Paradise/Downtown, Nov. 19-25


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Local students are set to perform “Holiday Nights & Lights” community concerts from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 21 to Dec. 19, at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.

Claus & Paws Pet Photos are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 18 at Santa’s house at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Patrons are invited to bring dogs or cats to pose for a photo with Santa. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.

The “I Got Talent Senior Showcase” and Mix ‘N’ Mingle for seniors 50 or older are scheduled at 11 a.m. Nov. 20 at the Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 J. St. The showcase is free, and admission to Mix ‘N’ Mingle is $5.

The 33rd annual Stardusters Toys 4 Tots Square Dance for participants 8 or older is scheduled for 7:30 to 10 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Admission is $6 per person with a new, unwrapped toy and $8 without a toy. An introductory dance lesson is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. The event is organized by the Las Vegas Square & Round Dancers Club, a nonprofit organization. Call 702-348-4906 or visit lasvegassquarenrounddancers.org.

“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, Nov. 21 to Feb. 13, at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

“Taking the Baby Picture of the Universe,” a lecture concerning scientific observation of the universe, is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in Room 102 at the Robert L. Bigelow Physics Building at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation is set to honor supporters and children with critical illnesses at the 20th annual Profiles of Courage Gala at 6 p.m. Nov. 23 at Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Proceeds benefit the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation’s Project A.R.K. (Aids & Resources for Kids) and the foundation’s adult services program, The Caring Place. Tickets are $250 per person. Visit nvccf.org or call 702-735-8434.

New Rose Varieties for 2014, an educational meeting organized by the South Valley Rose Society and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Visit www.unce.unr.edu, email lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu. or call 702-257-5555.

John Windsor is set to perform at 8:45 p.m. Nov. 25 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.

Irish duo Rockin’ Cocktails are set to perform at 8:45 p.m. Nov. 19-21 and 24 and 9 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23 at the 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.

Las Vegas Trans Pride Week is scheduled from Nov. 20-24, with multiple events planned at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. The inaugural Trans Pride March is scheduled at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 beginning at The Center and continuing to Las Vegas City Hall, 501 S. Main St. The Transgender Day of Remembrance Awareness Day is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 21 and is set to feature a display of The Wall of Remembrance, honoring victims of hate crimes. The Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil is scheduled at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 to memorialize those who were lost due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The Transgender Day of Empowerment is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 23 and is set to include workshops, a resource fair and other activities. The Transgender Day of Celebration is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 24, followed by a mixer at Club Metro, 1000 E. Sahara Ave., with entertainment by transgender performers. Visit thecenterlv.com or call 702-733-9800.

A music and fashion show presented by Tokyo Black Brand is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Tickets are $10. Call 702-375-6952.

Learn to DJ is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. Teens are invited to the interactive, hands-on experience designed to expose them to the disc jockey profession. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3760.

The Brubeck Brothers Quartet is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $35 to $45. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

The Las Vegas Philharmonic: Masterworks Series II “Love of Country” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. The Las Vegas Philharmonic and guest conductor George Hanson are set to perform Beethoven’s “3rd Symphony” to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and to honor military veterans. Tickets are $25 to $94. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

The Fall Jazz Festival featuring the UNLV jazz guitar and Latin jazz ensembles is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Black Box Theatre at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $10 general admission or $8 for seniors, military personnel and UNLV faculty or staff members. UNLV students with ID may receive one free ticket. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

A joint concert of the UNLV Wind Orchestra and the Green Valley High School Wind Ensemble is scheduled at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The performance is set to feature American band masterworks. Tickets are $10 general admission or $8 for seniors, military personnel and UNLV faculty or staff members. UNLV students with ID may receive one free ticket. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

“In Motion,” a dance studio concert, is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21-23 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 22 in Dance Studio One in the Alta Ham Fine Arts Building at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $10 general admission or $8 for seniors, students, military personnel and UNLV faculty or staff members. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

A fall concert featuring the UNLV Women’s Chorus & Varsity Men’s Glee Club is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Dr. Arturo Rando-Grillot Recital Hall in the Lee and Thomas Beam Music Center at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $10 general admission or $8 for seniors, military personnel and UNLV faculty or staff members. UNLV students with ID may receive one free ticket. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

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 through Dec. 24 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702- 269-5000.

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

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.

“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

Mozart’s “Requiem Mass in D minor” is scheduled to be performed by UNLV Concert Singers and Chamber Chorale and the UNLV Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26 at Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $10 general admission or $8 for seniors, military personnel and UNLV faculty or staff members. UNLV students with ID may receive one free ticket. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

Performances of “Evita” are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 and 2 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $26 to $129. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

As part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Hollywood Salutes the Armed Forces series, the 1944 film “Four Jills in a Jeep” is set to be screened from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

The American Diddle Idols are scheduled to perform at 8:45 p.m. Nov. 26-28 and 9 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30 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 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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