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Things to Do in Sunrise/Whitney, Sept. 17-23


IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

The Wonderground variety shows are scheduled at 8, 9 and 10 p.m. Sept. 19 at The Olive, 3850 E. Sunset Road. The show features artists, magicians, dancers, musicians and more. Tickets are $10 at the door. Visit vegaswonderground.com.

Children are welcome to get ready for international Talk Like a Pirate Day by reading pirate stories and making a pirate hat during an event scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Sunrise Library, 5400 E. Harris Ave. Visit lvccld.org.

Children are invited to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a mini-fiesta featuring a storytime and crafts during an event scheduled from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Sunrise Library, 5400 E. Harris Ave. Visit lvccld.org.

Sam’s Town Live, 5111 Boulder Highway, plans to present the Pure Aloha End of Summer Concert Series at 6 p.m. Sept. 21. Tickets are $25 for advance, $30 on the day of the event and $65 for VIP seating. Visit samstownlv.com.

The Sunrise Library, 5400 E. Harris Ave., plans to host a Guitar Basics for Beginners class from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 21, Oct. 19 and 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.

The Hagerty Driving Experience is scheduled to make a stop at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. North, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21. The event is set to feature classic cars and provide a hands-on experience on how to drive a manual transmission for those ages 15 to 25. The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Visit hagerty.com/drivingexperience.

The Las Vegas Camerata Orchestra, directed by Oscar Carrescia, is scheduled to perform the music of the Italian baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi from 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the show and may be purchased at Winchester’s front desk or at clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration.

The Performing Arts Society of Nevada plans to host a vocal and dance concert, “Play It Again Sam,” at 2 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. The performance will feature the music of “Casablanca” and other classic movies.

WORTH A DRIVE

The play “Amateurs” by Tom Griffin is scheduled at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive, on select dates through Sept. 29. Tickets are $24 for adults. Visit lvlt.org.

Super Summer Theatre’s season continues with “The Producers” through Sept. 21 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, roughly 10 miles west of the Las Vegas Beltway on Charleston Boulevard/state Route 159. Advance tickets are $12. Children 5 or younger are admitted free. Call 702-594-7529 or visit supersummertheatre.org.

The Clif Bar CrossVegas bike race is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sept. 18 at Desert Breeze Community Center, 8275 Spring Mountain Road. The event is set to host four bike races beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets start at $8. Visit eventbrite.com/crossvegas.

“Broadway and Beyond,” a fundraiser, is scheduled to be performed at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 and 2 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Visit facebook.com/rudyfoundation.

Desert Spring Theatre Arts plans to present Neil Simon’s “God’s Favorite” at 7 p.m. Sept. 20-21 and 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pavilion Center Drive. Tickets are $7.50. Call 702-290-1173.

“Healing the World Together,” a photo and art exhibit, is planned for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22 at 3rd Street Studio, 1400 S. Third St. Photos are from The Embracing Project, which seeks to curb juvenile delinquency in America. Prints can be purchased. Admission is $10 and $5 for students. Proceeds will benefit the Temas Orphanage in Liberia, Africa, which enjoys a partnership with The Embracing Project. Visit theembracingproject.org.

Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is set to host a pioneer day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21. The event will include live music, spinning and weaving demonstrations, gold panning, rifle shooting and candle dipping. S’mores and hot chocolate will be served free at 4 p.m. while supplies last.

The 2013 Downtown Brew Festival is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. The festival includes live music and the opportunity to sample local craft beers. Tickets are $35 to $65. Visit downtownbrewfestival.com.

The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve is scheduled to host its Birding Under the Stars event at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Preserve, 350 E. Galleria Drive. The event features a staff-guided tour, giving guests a look at wildlife at night. Nocturnal birds, such as owls and herons, are expected to be spotted. Tickets are $14. The event is open for residents 8 or older. Call 702-267-4000.

The Galleria at Sunset mall plans to partner with the International Academy of Design & Technology Las Vegas to present a fall fashion event at 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at the mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road. The event is expected to display fashion from the school’s students. An exhibit in the food court is scheduled until Sept. 19. Visit galleriaatsunset.com.

The Village at Lake Las Vegas’ Saturday Night Jazz on the Lake series is planned from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays. The concert schedule includes Lee Anduze, Sept. 21; and Anthony James Baker, Sept. 28. Call 404-931-1598.

Performances of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson are scheduled at 8 p.m. Sept. 19-21 and 26-28 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. A matinee is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sept. 22. Tickets are $25. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702 732-7225.

A performance of “Icons: The Lesbian and Gay History of the World, Vol. 4” is scheduled from 8 to 10 p.m. Sept. 24 at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. The one-man show features Jade Esteban portraying Plato, Virginia Woolf, Freddie Mercury and others. The event is part of The Centerpiece, a queer arts and culture series. The event may include adult language and themes. Visit thecenterlv.com or call 702-733-9800.

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.

The Country Fresh farmers market is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Admission is free.

The College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts Gallery is scheduled to host the “End of the Rainbow” exhibit through Sept. 20 at the CSN Artspace Gallery, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. The solo exhibit from local artist and part-time instructor Michael Ogilvie is to be on display from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 702-651-4146 or visit csn.edu.

The College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts Gallery plans to exhibit “Post Rural” through Sept. 27 at the CSN Artspace Gallery, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. An artist reception with refreshments is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20. Call 702-651-4146 or visit csn.edu.

PLAN AHEAD

“America’s Got Talent” winner Michael Grimm is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets start at $25. Visit sclv.com/concerts.

The Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave., plans a reception for Mesquite artist Joyce Burke from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24 for the exhibit “Wanderings of Western Desert and Mountains.” It is scheduled to be displayed through Nov. 19. Call 702-507-6222.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Smith’s 350 is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Tickets are $24-$39 for adults. Visit lvms.com.

The Healthy Kids Festival is scheduled at Paradise Park, 4775 McLeod Drive, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, children are invited to participate in activities such as boot camp for kids, soccer, tennis and other sports. The festival is free and open to families.

The Las Vegas Improvisation Players plan to present a show at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at the American Heritage Academy, 6126 S. Sandhill Road. The family-friendly comedy and music improv show takes suggestions from the audience and performs scenes, songs and poems. Tickets are $10 and available at the door, which opens at 6:40 p.m.

Midnight Mayhem is scheduled from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 4 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is designed as a safe alternative to illegal street racing and allows drivers to pit their own street vehicles against one another on a drag strip. The entry fee for races is $15, and admission for spectators is $5. Call 800-644-4444 or visit lvms.com

Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, is scheduled to host its first annual Health & Wellness Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 11. The free event will feature more than 30 local health and wellness companies and offer complimentary health screenings. Visit wecnv.com.

The Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival is planned for 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11-13, at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road. Admission is $10 per day for adults and $5 per day for seniors ages 60 or older and children 5-12. Children 4 or younger will be admitted free. Visit lvrenfair.com.

ONGOING EVENTS

The “Las Vegas Rocks Variety Show” featuring Tony Sacca is scheduled to play Fridays beginning Sept. 13 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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