Things to Do in Sunrise/Whitney, Oct. 29-Nov. 4


IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

The Dispensary Lounge, 2451 E. Tropicana Ave., is scheduled to present a jazz session with the Uli Geissendoerfer Trio featuring guitarist Vinny Valentino from 9 p.m. to midnight Oct. 30. The event is free for guests 21 or older.

A Halloween puppet show is planned for children at the Sunrise Library, 5400 E. Harris Ave., from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31. The show invites children to wear costumes and enjoy puppet tales featuring pumpkins, ghosts and other Halloween characters.

Halloween Hauntings is scheduled at Parkdale Community Center, 3200 Ferndale St., from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31. The Halloween event is set to feature candy, snacks and a costume contest with prizes. Tickets are $5. Call 702-455-7517 or visit clarkcountynv.gov.

The festival “Life in Death: Day of the Dead” is scheduled at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive, from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1-2. It is set to feature displays, an art exhibit, performances, crafts and food vendors and will focus on celebrating the Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos by featuring altars in memory of deceased relatives and friends. Call 702-455-7340 or visit clarkcountynv.gov.

A Wetlands Park Discovery Hike Woof Walk is planned for 9:15 a.m. Nov. 2 at Wetlands Park, 7050 E. Wetlands Park Lane. A park nature guide will take hikers and their leashed pets along a dog-appropriate trail in the 3,000-acre park. Participation is free, but registration is required. Additional hikes are planned for 9:15 a.m. Nov. 10 (family scavenger hunt/adult quest with a fall theme), 9:15 a.m. Nov. 16 (Connecting to Place) and 6 a.m. Nov. 23 ( Beaver: An Unexpected Resident). Visit wetlandspark.eventbrite.com to sign up.

The Animal Foundation and Outside Las Vegas Foundation plan to host the Forever Home Family Picnic and 4k-9 Run at 9 a.m. Nov. 3 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road. A 2.5-mile run or walk is planned along the advanced trail system. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., owners and their dogs are invited to the picnic, which will include a 1-mile walk at 11 a.m., free microchipping and grooming, fun pet contests judged by Holly Madison, live entertainment from The Randy Anderson Band and Forgotten Door and a pet-friendly fair with games, activities, vendors, raffles and giveaways. Run registration is $44 per human/canine duo (picnic included) and picnic only is $10. Pup Packs are available for dogs attending the picnic for $5 each. Visit animalfoundation.com/event/race. Well-behaved, leashed and spayed/neutered pets current on required vaccines are welcome, with a limit of two dogs per participant.

The Randy Anderson Band, a country variety band, is scheduled to perform at Roxy’s Saloon in Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Nov. 23. Visit samstownlv.com.

WORTH A DRIVE

HELP of Southern Nevada’s 14th annual Tea, Trends & Tranquility event is scheduled from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Four Seasons Las Vegas, 3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event is set to be hosted by Joe Barbara from the Las Vegas cast of “Jersey Boys” and is a fundraiser for HELP of Southern Nevada. It is set to include a fashion show and a silent auction. Tickets are $100. Call Abby Quinn at 702-836-2130.

The Ethnic Express International Folkdancing Club plans a dance event for participants 8 or older from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The weekly event allows participants to learn international dance styles, including Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Greek, Israeli, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian and Turkish. Admission is $4.Visit ethnicexpresslasvegas.org, artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

The monthly First Friday arts celebration is scheduled for 5 to 11 p.m. Nov. 1 at various locations in the downtown Arts District. Visit firstfridaylasvegas.com.

Clint Holmes is scheduled to perform at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 1-2 and 2 p.m. Nov. 3 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.

Zoppe, an Italian family circus, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, 2 p.m. Nov. 2-3 and 5 p.m. Nov. 3 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $25 to $50. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

The third annual Pride, Prejudice & Zombies Dance for those 8 or older is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. A group dance lesson is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10. The event is presented by the Southern Nevada Old Time Contra Dancers. Call 702-656-9513 or visit lasvegascountrydance.org.

The Children’s Service Guild is set to host its 39th annual holiday boutique from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. The boutique will sell wreaths, ornaments, quilts, baby blankets, pet items, fall crafts, jams, baked goods and holiday music. All proceeds will benefit Child Haven.

The Silver Mesa Recreation Center, 4025 Allen Lane, plans to host the Renaissance Community Art Festival at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 2. Call 702-633-2550.

The inaugural Ward 5 Bluegrass Festival is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3 at Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive. Local bands scheduled to perform include the Sagebrush Stringband, the Red Rock Ramblers, Stuck in Reverse, the Nevada Old-Time Fiddlers, Just 4 Fun and Out of the Desert. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov/ward5 or call 702-229-5443.

The Las Vegas Little Theatre is set to perform “A Behanding in Spokane” through Nov. 3 at the Fischer Black Box, 3920 Schiff Drive. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. “It Runs in the Family” is scheduled Nov. 1-17 on the Mainstage. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for students and seniors. Visit lvlt.org or call the box office at 702-362-7996.

Locals with valid ID can enjoy $6 off the $20 admission to the “50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic” exhibit by mentioning “Imagine Exhibitions Loves Locals” at the Imagine Exhibitions Gallery box office in The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, during October. Visit imagineexhibitions.com.

The Nevada Ballet Theatre plans to perform “Swan Lake Act II” and “Sleeping Beauty Act III (Aurora’s Wedding)” in “A Tribute to Tchaikovsky” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1-2 at Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Call 702-749-2000.

The Las Vegas Little Theatre is set to perform “A Behanding in Spokane” through Nov. 3 at the Fischer Black Box, 3920 Schiff Drive. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Visit lvlt.org or call the box office at 702-362-7996.

The exhibit “Flores para el Día de los Muertos (Flowers for the Day of the Dead)” is set to feature work by local Hispanic-American artists exploring flowers and other objects as part of the annual Day of the Dead celebration. The exhibit is scheduled at Chamber Gallery at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St., through Nov. 7. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

“Sculptural Patterns: Life, Nature, and Reflections from the World We Live In,” featuring work by Bobbie Ann Howell, is scheduled at the Grand Gallery at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St., through Nov. 14. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

Left of Center Art Gallery is set to host “Perceptions in Translation” through Nov. 23 at 2207 W. Gowan Road. The art installations from “three unique artists with similar ethnic backgrounds” will be open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Call gallery director Marylou Evans at 702-647-7378.

The Children’s Book Illustrators Exhibit is scheduled through Nov. 30 in the Mayors Gallery of the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

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, 451 E. Bonanza Road. Music is provided by Boyd Coulter’s Good Times Band. The cost is $4 per person. Call 702-795-8140.

“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 movie “Argo” is scheduled to screen from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Winchester Cultural Center Theater, 3130 McLeod Drive, as part of Winchester’s monthly movies event. Admission is free.

The Spanish-language theater group AVACT Latino plans to present the comedy “Divorciadas Jajajaja” at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive, at 7 p.m. Nov. 8-9. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased in person or at clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration.

Teens are invited to a “Catching Fire” screen-printing event planned at the Sunrise Library, 5400 E. Harris Ave., from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Participants must bring a pre-washed T-shirt. All other materials will be provided. Spaces and materials are limited. Registration is required. Call 702-507-3905.

The 16th annual Duel in the Desert for IMCA Modifieds is scheduled for Nov. 7-9 at The Dirt Track at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The dirt track race is set to hold practice night at 4 p.m. Nov. 6. It is free for spectators. Tickets for the actual race range from $15 to $20 for adults, $12 to $15 for seniors and military personnel and $6 to $8 for children. Visit lvms.com.

Corvette enthusiasts with the Vegas Valley Vettes have scheduled their second annual Turkey Shoot and Car Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Clark County Shooting Complex, 11357 N. Decatur Blvd. Participants are expected make a $5 per-shot donation to benefit homeless veterans in Las Vegas. Contact group president Jim Wolf at 702-494-9653.

Clark County Parks and Recreation plans to host the Sunset Parked Food Truck Event at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road, from noon to 10 p.m. Nov. 16 with more than 30 food trucks, classic cars, live music and children’s activities. Admission is free. Visit sunsetparkd.com.

Teens are invited to participate in a Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament planned at the Sunrise Library, 5400 E. Harris Ave., from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Players must bring their own deck of cards. No buying, selling or playing for cards is allowed. A winner will be awarded a prize at the end of the tournament. Call 702-507-3905.

The Sunrise Library, 5400 E. Harris Ave., plans to host a Guitar Basics for Beginners class from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 16. Players will learn tuning, simple chords and a song. No registration is required, and the class is free, but players must bring their own guitar. Call 702-507-3907.

Mickie Finnz Fish House & Bar and The Animal Network plan their Pins for Pets Bowling, Brew & BBQ fundraiser for 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. The event is set to include two hours of bowling (including rental shoes), a pitcher of brew per lane for those 21 or older, barbecue by Mickie Finnz Fish House & Bar, a variety of silent auction items, mystery prizes and more. Proceeds will go toward veterinary bills, boarding, spay/neuter, food, supplies, marketing materials and other needs of successfully adopting out homeless pets. Tickets are $25 per person in advance or $100 per lane for up to five people at animalnetwork-lv.com or by calling 702-525-4707. Tickets will be $30 per person at the door while supplies last.

The movie “Filly Brown” is scheduled to screen from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Winchester Cultural Center Theater, 3130 McLeod Drive, as part of Winchester’s monthly movies event. Admission is free.

The Las Vegas chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities plans to host the inaugural PJ 5K and 1-mile walk at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. North, at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 24. Participants are invited to run, jog or walk the course in their pajamas. The course will take runners and walkers through the Glittering Lights holiday light display. Entry fees range from $15 to $35. Visit beta.active.com/las-vegas-nv/running/pj-5k-and-amp-1-mile-walk-2013.

ONGOING EVENTS

The “Las Vegas Rocks Variety Show” featuring Tony Sacca is scheduled to play Fridays at the Railhead at Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway. Doors open at 1 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit boulderstation.sclv.com.

Classic rock tribute band Yellow Brick Road is set to play Fridays at the Railhead at Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway. Doors open at 9 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit boulderstation.sclv.com.

Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, plans to host Monday Night Football viewing parties inside Sam’s Town Live! Doors open one hour before kickoff. The events are free to B Connected members and will offer one free draft beer and prizes. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit samstownlv.com.

 

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