Things to Do in Sunrise/Whitney, Sept. 24-30


IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

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 for 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.

WORTH A DRIVE

As part of the Symphony Park lecture series, a panel discussion focusing on downtown living, is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Flo Rogers, president and general manager of Nevada Public Radio, is set to moderate the panel of downtown residents. A wine reception is scheduled from 5 to 6 p.m. Visit symphonypark.com or contact info@symphonypark.com.

The SuperRun Classic Car Show is slated to kick off from noon to 8 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Fiesta Henderson, 777 W. Lake Mead Parkway, and continue from noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 28 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. Visit hendersonlive.com.

“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.

KMXB Mix 94.1 is set to host the 17th annual Bite of Las Vegas from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 28 at Desert Breeze Park, 8275 Spring Mountain Road. The event is set to offer food samples from restaurants throughout the valley and live music from Walk Off the Earth, Parachute, Plain White T’s, Matt Nathanson, Better than Ezra, One Republic and Goo Goo Dolls. The cast of “Purple Reign: The Prince Tribute Show,” is also scheduled to make a special appearance. General admission can be bought for $20 through Sept. 27 at biteoflasvegas.eventbrite.com. Tickets at the door are $25. Children 6 or younger will be admitted free. Each person is allowed to bring one blanket and one bottle of unopened water inside the event.

The fourth annual Asian Harvest Moon Festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Expect cultural demonstrations, food, crafts and live entertainment, including performances by the Lohan School of Shaolin, Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko and Korabo Taiko, and Nani Ola Hawaiian Dance Company. Admission to the festival is free with paid local general admission to the Springs Preserve, which is $9.95 for adults and $4.95 for children. Visit springspreserve.org.

Contra dancing is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. A group lesson is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, military personnel and members of the Southern Nevada Old-Time Contra Dancers and $3 for participants 16 or younger.Visit lasvegascountrydance.org or call 702-656-9513.

The Vegas Valley Poetry Celebration, a pre-Vegas Valley Book Festival event, is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Gretchen Henderson is set to headline. The event is free. Visit vegasvalleybookfestival.org, artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-3515.

Rediscover Downtown Day is scheduled Sept. 28 and is set to include a happy hour bus tour, a Kid Rock concert at the Fremont Street Experience and special offers, incentives, tastings and events at downtown galleries, boutiques, bars, restaurants and other venues. The event, put on by the Downtown Las Vegas Alliance, is aimed at encouraging locals to rediscover and explore downtown. Visit downtownlasvegasalliance.org.

The play “Amateurs” by Tom Griffin is set to perform at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive, on select datesthrough Sept. 29. Tickets start at $21. Visit lvlt.org.

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 Anthony James Baker, Sept. 28. Call 404-931-1598.

Performances of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson are scheduled at 8 p.m. Sept. 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

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.

Piano experimentalist and poet Carlos Mongrut is set to perform a free concert from 3 t0 4:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. Call 702-507-4011.

Bank of America is offering free museum access through its Museums on Us program the first weekend of every month. Oct. 5-6, anyone with a U.S. Trust, Merrill Lynch or Bank of America debit or credit card can visit the Discovery Children’s Museum, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum or the Springs Preserve for free. Show your card at the ticket window. Visit museums.bankofamerica.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.

The Wonderground variety shows are scheduled at 8, 9 and 10 p.m. Oct. 17 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.

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

Jazz and blues musician Brian Culbertson is set to play Oct. 26 at the Railhead at Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $30. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit boulderstation.sclv.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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