Southwest Things to Do, Aug. 28-Sept. 3


IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

The Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road, plans a free rock show featuring Las Vegas native Jordan Kate Mitchell at 8 p.m. Aug. 27. Visit palms.com.

The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., has scheduled a Labor Day dance with the Jerry Tiffe Combo from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 28. The cost is $10 advance or $15 at the door. Call 702-229-6383 or visit artslasvegas.org.

The HNLV Band is set to perform free at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28, 9 p.m. Aug. 29 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Gold Coast Showroom, 4000 W. Flamingo Road. Call 702-367-7111 or visit goldcoastcasino.com.

The Lieburn Senior Center, 6230 Garwood Ave., plans a National S’mores Day celebration for anyone 50 or older from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 29. The cost is $1. Call 702-229-1600.

Hell Town Las Vegas, 6425 W. Richmar Ave., plans Freakshow Wrestling at 8 p.m. Aug. 29. Live music, comedy, burlesque and wrestling are scheduled. Admission is $20, and attendees must be 21 or older. Visit helltownlasvegas.com or call 702-203-3018.

Burlesque performances are slated from 9-11:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at Boomers Bar, 3200 W. Sirius Ave. General admission is $20, and VIP booths cost $125. Attendees must be 21 or older. Visit boomerslv.com.

The Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road, is set to host Reggae at the Sway Pool at 6 p.m. Aug. 30. Tickets start at $15, and attendees must be 18 or older. Call 702-263-7777 or visit silvertoncasino.com.

Twenty8 is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Sand Dollar Lounge, 3355 Spring Mountain Road. Attendees must be 21 or older. Call 702-485-5401 or visit facebook.com/twenty8music.

The Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, plans a free scrapbooking workshop from 12:30-5 p.m. Aug. 31. Call 702-507-6036 or visit lvccld.org.

Air Supply is set to perform at 8 p.m. Aug. 29-31 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $40. Visit orleanscasino.com/entertain.

Las Vegas Comedy Showcase VIII is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at Boomers Bar, 3200 W. Sirius Ave. Attendees must be 21 or older. Visit donbarnhart.com.

The HardHat Lounge, 1675 S. Industrial Road, plans to host Common Ground at 8 p.m. Sept 3, showcasing the best of local and touring bands. Visit hardhatbar.com.

A free children’s workshop about Shakespeare is set for 4-7:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. The event is set to be led by Dan Decker, artistic director of the Shakespeare Institute of Nevada. Participants will choose or be assigned a monologue, a soliloquy or a sonnet to learn and will perform on the final day. Call 702-507-6036 or visit lvccld.org.

An exhibit by Sush Machida titled “Tokyo in Vegas: Vision Collision” is set to be displayed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Sept. 27 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The show is free for members or with paid general admission. Call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., plans a water-smart landscape design class called Constructing and Planting from 1-5 p.m. Aug. 30. Members pay $30 and nonmembers pay $40 per class. Visit springspreserve.org.

The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., is set to host Scottish country dancing for ages 13 or older from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. every Friday cost is $5 per person 702-229-6383 or visit artslasvegas.org.

Ashley Erickson is scheduled to teach yoga at 9 a.m. Aug. 31 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Reservations are required, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own mats. The cost is $8 for members or $10 for nonmembers. Call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., plans a live, interactive animal show titled “Vegas Night Life” at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily through Sept. 1, highlighting the Mojave Desert’s nocturnal creatures. The event is free for members or with paid general admission. Call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., plans to offer indoor miniature golf from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Sept. 1. General admission for locals costs $9.95 for adults, $8.95 for seniors, students and military personnel and $4.95 for children ages 5 to 17. Visit springspreserve.org/apps/event.

WORTH A DRIVE

The First Friday arts festival is scheduled from 5 to 11 p.m. Sept. 5 at venues throughout the 18b Arts District in downtown Las Vegas. Admission is free, and free parking with shuttle service is available at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Live entertainment, artists’ booths, food vendors and more are planned. For September, First Friday plans a Harvest Festival, celebrating the bounty of the fall season. Visit viewnews.com for participating artists and galleries or visit firstfridaylasvegas.com.

A horse science fair and open house hosted by 4-H, a University of Nevada Cooperative Extension youth development program, is set from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Desert Pines Equine Medical & Surgical Center, 5000 N. Jones Blvd. Contact Lori Leas at 702-257-5524 or leasl@unce.unr.edu.

Curator Emmanuel Ortega and artist Matthew Couper are set to host a discussion about the function of text in art during Critique and Conversation: Art as Document, scheduled for 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 29 in the auditorium of the Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, in conjunction with the art show “Public/Private: Images of Devotion from 19th Century and Early 20th Century Mexico.” Visit unlv.edu/barrickmuseum.

A history lecture on the resting place of a Boeing B-29 Superfortress that crashed into Lake Mead in 1948 is planned for 2 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Lake Mead Visitor Center, 601 Great Basin Highway. Call 702-293- 8990.

“Popovich and the Voice of the Fabled American West,” the first film for performer Gregory Popovich and the second feature film for local brothers Jerry and Mike Thompson, is set to make its public debut at 5 p.m. Aug. 30 and 31 at the Brendan Theatres inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at popovichmovie.brownpapertickets.com. An extended run is scheduled at Brendan from Sept. 5-11. Tickets for the extended run can be purchased at the theater’s box office. The film features more than 45 animals, most rescued from The Animal Foundation, which will receive a $1 donation from every ticket sold at the Brendan screenings. The Animal Foundation is also set to have a pet adoption table in the lobby during the premiere screenings.

“The Magic School Bus Kicks Up A Storm” exhibit is set to visit the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place, through Sept. 1. In the exhibit, based on the Scholastic Entertainment books and television series, visitors will get to enter Ms. Frizzle’s Classroom, climb aboard the bus and visit the Walkerville Weather Center. Visitors can explore the water cycle and its relation to weather and how air, heat, water and land combine to create weather.

PLAN AHEAD

The dance club Assimilation, 4821 Spring Mountain Road, plans to host Tiki Apocalypse at 11:30 p.m. Sept. 6. Call 918-853-7941.

The Hot Vegas Nites Car Show is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sept. 6 at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $5. Call 702-284-7777 or visit orleansarena.com.

Neil Sedaka is slated to perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 6 and 7 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets are $39.95. Visit orleanscasino.com or call 702-365-7111.

Super Summer Theatre plans performances of “Arsenic and Old Lace” for 7:05 p.m. Sept. 4-6, 11-13 and 18-20 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159. Tickets are $12.95 in advance or $20 at the gate. Visit supersummertheatre.org.

The eighth annual Clif Bar CrossVegas bicycle race is set for Sept. 10 at the Desert Breeze Soccer Complex, 8275 Spring Mountain Road. Races are set to begin at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Visit crossvegas.com.

Pepe Aguilar is set to perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 12 at The Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $71. Visit palms.com/event-calendar.

The Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, plans a free movie screening of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 13. Call 702-507-6036 or visit lvccld.org.

A free lecture titled “Feng Shui: The Significance of Art in the Home” is planned from 1-2:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Call 702-507-3964 or visit lvccld.org.

Ian Anderson is set to perform “The Best of Jethro Tull” at 8 p.m. Sept. 19 at The Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $50. Visit palms.com/events-calendar.

The Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., is set to host Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend at 7 p.m. Sept. 18-20. Admission starts at $65 per night. Call 702-284-7777 or visit orleansarena.com.

REO Speedwagon is slated to perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets are $59.95. Visit orleanscasino.com or call 702-365-7111.

Community Counseling Center of Southern Nevada’s Bite at the Museum fundraising event is scheduled for 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at the the Nevada State Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The event is slated to include live entertainment, a silent auction, appetizers and an after-hours stroll through the museum. Tickets start at $75. Visit biteatthemuseum.com.

Paula Poundstone is set to perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 26 and 27 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets are $19.95. Visit orleanscasino.com or call 702-365-7111.

Greek food, dancing and live music are planned during the 42nd annual Greek Food Festival from 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 25, 3 to 11 p.m. Sept. 26, noon to 11 p.m. Sept. 27 and noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 28 at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 5300 S. El Camino Road. The event will include vendors selling clothing, jewelry, art and cultural and religious items. Church tours and a children’s area also are planned. Admission is $6 or free for children 12 or younger, military personnel and their families. A $10 pass is available for all three days. Visit www.lasvegasgreekfestival.com or call 702-221-8245.

Australian Pink Floyd is set to perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 26 at The Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $40. Visit palms.com/event-calendar.

Crosby, Stills and Nash are set to perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at The Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $59. Visit palms.com/event-calendar.

Mob-Con is set for Sept. 27 and 28 at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. The event is set to include talks by former Mafia members and law enforcement officials, raffles, auctions and vendors. Tickets start at $180 and include two-day entrance and cocktail party. Visit mob-con.net.

“Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival” is planned at 6 p.m. Oct. 3 and 1 and 4 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5 at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $20. Call 702-284-7777 or visit orleansarena.com.

Good Samaritan Christian Academy plans its fourth annual Sips for Scholarships silent auction and wine tasting from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 8425 W. Windmill Lane. Tickets are $15, and attendees must be 21 or older. Call 702-407-6749 or visit goodsamlv.com.

Comedian Bill Maher is set to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11 at The Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $50. Visit palms.com/event-calendar.

The Las Vegas Legends, part of the Major Arena Soccer League, are set to play 10 home games at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., beginning with a preseason game Oct. 12. Individual tickets are $9 for children and $20 for adults; season tickets are $70 for children and $120 for adults; and VIP season tickets are $320. Call 702-233-3600 or visit lasvegaslegends.com.

The art exhibit “Fusionaroma” by Behzad Dowlatshahi and Samira Nozari, published poets and painters known in Iran, is set to be displayed Oct. 28-Jan. 4 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. It features various styles — abstract, expressionism, conceptual, figurative, realism and wet-on-wet (alla prima) paintings with oil and acrylic on canvas. Call 702-507-3820.

Erasure is set to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at The Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $39. Visit palms.com/event-calendar.

John Prine is set to perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at The Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $39. Visit palms.com/event-calendar.

ONGOING EVENTS

The Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, offers free Zumba Fitness classes, and licensed instructor Jean Smith teaches dance fitness to Latin rhythms, appropriate for all ages and fitness levels, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., every Tuesday. Call 702-507-6030 or visit lvccld.org. This class is also offered at Grace Valley Church, 1370 E. Robindale Road (702-454-9328), and at 6 p.m. Fridays at Body Focus Fitness, 7380 S. Eastern Ave. (702-228-4967).

A free open mic event is planned from 8 p.m. to midnight every Thursday at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Call 702-365-7111 or visit orleanscasino.com.

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., is set to provide guided garden walks from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. General admission for locals costs $9.95 for adults, $8.95 for seniors, students and military and $4.95 for children 5 to 17. Visit springspreserve.org/apps/event.

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., plans to feed the animals in its Living Collections at 11:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. General admission for locals costs $9.95 for adults, $8.95 for seniors, students and military and $4.95 for children 5 to 17. Visit springspreserve.org/apps/event.

Ongoing shows at Money Plays, 4755 W. Flamingo Road, include live local bands at 9 p.m. Saturdays and an open mic night at 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Visit moneyplayslv.com.

Enjoy karaoke from 8 p.m. to midnight Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Jack’s Irish Pub at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit palacestation.sclv.com.

Bar 702, 3355 Spring Mountain Road, hosts a variety of live entertainment daily. Call 702-871-6651 or visit bar702lasvegas.com.

John Windsor is scheduled to perform from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturdays and from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays at McMullan’s Irish Pub, 4650 W. Tropicana Ave. He also is scheduled at 8:45 p.m. Mondays at Ri Ra Irish Pub in Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit john-windsor.com.

Jerry Tiffe is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd. Visit arizonacharliesdecatur.com.

The Peter Love Trio is scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays at Jack’s Irish Pub at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit palacestation.sclv.com.

WILLplay is scheduled to perform 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 Claudine Castro Band is scheduled to perform at 11 p.m. Sundays in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is $10. Visit palms.com.

Santa Fe and The Fat City Horns are scheduled to perform at 10:30 p.m. Mondays in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is $10. Visit palms.com.

The Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road, has scheduled a variety of live entertainment six nights a week in the Gold Coast Showroom Lounge. Visit goldcoastcasino.com.

Comedian Eddie Griffin is set to perform at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at the King’s Room at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $69. Visit riolasvegas.com or call 702-777-2782.

The West Flamingo Senior Center, 6255 W. Flamingo Road, is set to offer beginner, intermediate and advanced tap dance classes. Each class is offered twice a week, and a six-week session costs $37. Call 702-455-7742.

 

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