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East Valley View things to do for Aug. 21-27, 2014

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

  • A production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” is scheduled at 8 p.m. Aug. 21-23 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $25. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.
  • A Back to School Flashlight Party is scheduled from 7 to 11 p.m. Aug. 22 at Boulder Crystal Palace Skating Center, 4680 Boulder Highway. The first 100 skaters are set to receive a free glow product. Admission is $9 or $10 with skate rental included. Visit skatevegas.com/boulder or call 702-458-7107.

  • Griffith Methodist Day School is slated to close Aug. 22 after 50 years of offering preschool and child care in Griffith Methodist Church, 1701 E. Oakey Blvd. School administrators invite alumni, parents and former staff to an open house scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22. Call 702-382-7836 or visit facebook.com/griffith.methodistdayschool.
  • SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is slated to open to the public at midnight Aug. 23 following a ribbon cutting and fireworks display. Visit slsvegas.com.
  • A Clark County District G Movie in the Park Night is set to feature a free screening of “The Lego Movie” at 8 p.m. Aug. 22 in Whitney Park, 5712 E Missouri Ave. Children must be accompanied by adults, and patrons are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Upcoming screenings are set to feature “Despicable Me 2” at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 and “The Smurfs 2” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-8531.
  • The Bunkhouse, 124 S. 11th St., is scheduled to reopen Aug. 25 with performances starting at 7 p.m. by Built To Spill, Rusty Maples, Slam Dunk and The Warm Hair. Tickets are $15 to $20. Visit bunkhousedowntown.com.
  • John Windsor is scheduled to perform at 8:45 p.m. Aug. 25, and The Black Donnellys are scheduled to perform at 8:45 Aug. 21, 24, 26-28 and 31 and 9 p.m. Aug. 22, 23, 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 New West Guitar Group is scheduled to perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on the day of the show. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.
  • Red Rock Ramblers and Las Piedra Rojas are scheduled to perform from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on the day of the show. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.
  • The Star Catchers Summer Recital is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $7. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.
  • A screening of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
  • The Summer Movies in the Park series is set to conclude with screenings of “Back to the Future” at 9 p.m. Aug. 21 and “Grease” at 9 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. Park admission is limited to adults 21 or older after 9 p.m. Visit downtowncontainerpark.com.
  • St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 4709 S. Nellis Blvd., is slated to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a barbecue and potluck lunch at 2 p.m. Aug. 23 followed at 5 p.m. by a service. The celebration is scheduled to continue with root beer floats after the 10 a.m. services on Aug. 24. Visit stmatthewslv.net or call 702-451-2483.

  • Insert Coin(s), 512 Fremont St., plans to donate a portion of August bar sales to the music department of the Clark County School District. Thenightclub’s third annual Hometown Heroes event is set to begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 1. The action sports exhibition hosted BMX pro Ricardo Laguna is set to include the presentation of a donation to the Clark County School District and a charity raffle benefiting Heaven Can Wait Animal Society. Visit insertcoinslv.com or call 702-477-2525.

  • Performances of “Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England,” a play by Madeleine George, are scheduled at 8 p.m. through Aug. 23 at Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St., No. 110. Tickets are $25. Visit facebook.com/artsquaretheatre or call 702-818-3422.

  • Justin Flom plans to host a magic block party from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. Visitors to the all-ages event are invited to participate in an illusion and take a picture of themselves cut in half. Admission is free. Visit justinflom.com.

  • The free summer movie series is scheduled to continue with a screening of “Planes” at sundown Aug. 21 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.
  • The Dive In Movies series is scheduled to continue with a double feature screening of “Lego Movie” at 7 p.m. and “The Hangover” at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 25 on the marquee at the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Admission is $5. Double features are set to be screened every Monday through Sept. 1. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or call 702-698-7000.
  • Broadway Open Mic Night is scheduled at 8 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. The event is set to feature musical theater open mic with a provided piano accompanist, theatrical lighting and sound. Sign-ups begin at 7:30, and participants have the option of receiving a video copy of their performance. Admission is $10. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.

  • A performance of “Sister’s Summer School Catechism: God Never Takes a Vacation!” is scheduled at 7 p.m. Aug. 22-24 and 3 p.m. Aug. 23 and 24 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $35 to $40. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

  • Tom Hall and The Red Hot Boss Be Bop Jazz Septet are scheduled to perform from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Viva Las Vegas Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $15 to $22. Visit vivalasvegaseventcenter.com or call 800-574-5406.

  • “Why Masterworks,” an invitational group show with each piece focusing on different principles of art, is scheduled to be displayed through Aug. 23 by appointment at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
  • The Trifecta Gallery in The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., is set to show “FOREVERMORE” by local artist Su Limbert throughout August. Visit trifectagallery.com or call 702-845-7907.
  • The Beta Sigma Phi City Council usually meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of most months at the Donald W. Reynolds Girl Scout Scenter, 2941 Harris Ave. The next meeting is scheduled for Aug. 25. Call 702-281-5977.
  • “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.
  • Winning entries in the “Celebrating Life!” art competition for seniors 50 or older are scheduled to be on display through Sept. 11 at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
  • The Bluebirds Quilt Circle meets from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Parkdale Senior Center, 3200 Ferndale St. Participation is free with center membership. The center also offers free clubs for crocheting, knitting and quilting from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays; for painting from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays; for quilting from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays and for wood carving from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-8502.
  • Blackbird Studios, 1551 S. Commerce St., is set to show Meg Adamson’s “Cactus to Pine,” work inspired by the biodiversity of the Southern Nevada deserts she was born to and her new home in the Pacific Northwest. The gallery is also set to show a selection of art dolls throughout August. Visit blackbirdstudioslv.com or call 702-782-0319.
  • The art exhibit “Fusionaroma,” by Behzad Dowlatshahi and Samira Nozari, both published poets and painters known in Iran, is set to tour galleries through Jan. 4. It is set to be exhibited through Oct. 14 at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave., 702-507-4010; and Oct. 28-Jan. 4 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., 702-507-3820.

WORTH A DRIVE

  • Super Summer Theatre plans to present “Shrek the Musical” at 8:05 p.m. through Aug. 23 in the outdoor venue at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, 10 miles west of Las Vegas. Advance tickets are $12.95 at tinyurl.com/o6xypqa. A limited number of tickets are available at the gate for $20. Visit supersummertheatre.org.
  • Lake Mead National Recreational Area plans a lecture on tortoises from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 6 and 13 at the Boulder Beach Campground Amphitheatre, 268 Lake Shore Road. Reservations are not required. Visit tinyurl.com/nwz2zb2or call 702-293-8990.

PLAN AHEAD

  • Tickets are on sale for the seventh annual production of “A Choreographers’ Showcase” by the Nevada Ballet Theater and Cirque du Soleil, scheduled at 1 p.m. Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 at the Mystere Theatre at Treasure Island, 3300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $25 and $45 and can be purchased by calling the theatre box office at 702-894-7722 or visiting nevadaballet.org.
  • A community fea market is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 6 at Christ Church Las Vegas, 2000 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 2. Call 702-735-7655.

  • The Las Vegas Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 5 and 6 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. More than 250 exhibitors are expected to sell handmade arts and crafts and foods. Live entertainment and a kid’s zone with make-and-take crafts are planned. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors 62 or older, $4 for teens 13 to 17 and free for children 12 or younger. Get $2 off adult or senior admission with a canned food, formula or paper products donation for Safe Nest. Visit harvestfestival.com or call 800-346-1212.
  • Bite at the Museum, a gala benefiting the Community Counseling Center of Southern Nevada, is scheduled from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Nevada State Museum, 309 S. Valley View Blvd. The event is set to feature food, entertainment, a silent auction and a unique after-hours museum experience. Tickets are $75. Visit facebook.com/cccofsn or cccofsn.wix.com/ccc-new or call 702-369-8700.

  • Bank of America customers receive free entry Sept. 6 and 7 to the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North and the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is offered through the bank’s Museums on Us program, which allows Bank of America customers free access to select museums on the first weekend of every month. Participants must show their U.S. Trust, Merrill Lynch or Bank of America debit or credit card to receive free admission for the cardholder. Visit museums.bankofamerica.com.
  • Gospel with a Jewish Soul is planned for 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at Temple Sinai, 9001 Hillpointe Road. Tickets are $18 in advance and $22 at the door for Temple Sinai members and $20 in advance or $25 at the door for nonmembers. Tickets for children 12 or younger are $9. Visit templesinailv.org or call 702-254-5110.
  • Dog Daze of Summer is planned from 8 to 11 a.m. Sept. 6 at the Desert Breeze Aquatic Facility, 8275 W. Spring Mountain Road. Dogs are welcome to swim in the pool before it is cleaned at the end of the season. Proof of vaccinations is required. Small dogs less than 50 pounds can swim from 8 to 9:15 a.m. and large dogs more than 50 pounds from 9:45 to 11 a.m. Dogs must be leashed outside the facility. Only dogs will be allowed in the pool. Pet contests and raffles are planned. Registration is $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Space is limited to 100 dogs. Register at clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration. Call 702-455-7798.
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