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East Valley View things to do for Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2014

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  • A Labor Day All Day Skate Party is scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 1 at Boulder Crystal Palace Skating Center, 4680 Boulder Highway. Admission is $9 or $10 with skate rental. Admission includes two slices of pizza, a drink and four arcade game tokens. Visit skatevegas.com/boulder or call 702-458-7107.

  • As part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Mickey Rooney, the All-American Teenager series, the 1935 film “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is set to be screened at 1 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

  • “Las Vegas Stories: The Glamorous Life of Corinne Entratter Sidney — Copa Girl & the Rat Pack” is scheduled at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Sean Clark is set to interview the former Hollywood actress, Playboy playmate, showgirl, kidnap target and syndicated newspaper columnist, and wife of Sands entertainment director Jack Entratter and film director George Sidney. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

  • The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener program is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon every other Saturday beginning Sept. 13. The eight-session program is open to children 7-12 and costs $52. To register, contact Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523 or johnsonk@unce.unr.edu.

  • Theater company La Mare que at va Pari is set to present an updated Spanish-language take on the Cinderella story with “La Madrastra del la Cenicienta,” at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 and Sept. 6 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the show. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.

  • Performances of Neil Simon’s “California Suite” are scheduled at 8 p.m. Sept. 5, 6, 12 and 13 and 2 p.m. Sept. 7 and 14 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $15. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.

  • Performances of the Broadway musical “Kinky Boots” are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4-7 and 9-13 and 2 p.m. Sept. 6, 7, 13 and 14 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $39 to $139. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

  • Miss Marilyn “B” is scheduled to perform from 8 to 11 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Viva Las Vegas Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $15 to $25. Concertgoers younger than 21 must be accompanied by a parent and are required to order their own meal. Visit vivalasvegaseventcenter.com or call 800-574-5406.

  • Curator Emmanuel Ortega and artist Matthew Couper are set to co-host a discussion about the function of text in art during Critique and Conversation: Art as Document scheduled from 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.

  • Jackie Gendel is scheduled to participate in the UNLV Visiting Artist Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 in the auditorium of the Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The event is free and open to the public. Visit unlv.edu/barrickmuseum.

  • The Black Donnellys are scheduled to perform at 8:45 p.m. Aug. 26-28 and 31 and 9 p.m. Aug. 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 Summer Movies in the Park series is set to conclude with a screening of “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.
  • 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. The nightclub’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.

  • The Dive In Movies series is scheduled to conclude with a double feature screening of “Kung Fu Panda” at 7 p.m. and “Skyfall” at 9:30 p.m. Sept. 1 on the marquee at the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Admission is $5. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or call 702-698-7000.
  • Broadway Open Mic Night is scheduled at 8 p.m. Sept. 28 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.

  • “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.
  • 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.
  • “Popovich and the Voice of the Fabled American West” — the first film for performer Gregory Popovich and second feature film for local brothers Jerry and Mike Thompson — is set to make its public debut at 5 p.m. Aug. 30-31 at the Brendan Theaters inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at popovichmovie.brownpapertickets.com. An extended run is scheduled at the Brendan Theaters 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 screenings. The Animal Foundation is also set to have a pet adoption table in the lobby during the premiere event.

WORTH A DRIVE

  • 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 Lakeshore Road. Reservations are not required. Visit tinyurl.com/nwz2zb2or call 702-293-8990.

PLAN AHEAD

  • An Evening at the Copa: A Century of Sinatra: The Man, The Music, The Legend is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Patrons are invited to dress in ‘50s or ‘60s attire, participate in a Sinatra look-alike contest and dance to his hits peformed by the Las Vegas Downbeats. “Sinatra in Hollywood” author Tom Santopietro is set to speak and Tony DeSare is slated to sing. Patrons can also take home a free “The Sands & The Copa Room” scrapbook, made possible, in part, by a grant from Nevada Humanities. After the 90-minute show, guests can stop by the historic Morelli House, 861 E. Bridger Ave., for a nightcap, hosted by the Junior League of Las Vegas. A limited number of free tickets are set to be available at artslasvegas.org, starting Sept. 2. Tickets are limited to two per person or email account. For more information and parking details, visit jllv.org, call 702-822-6535 or email info@jllv.org.
  • In association with Young Audiences New York, Nevada Humanities and the city of Las Vegas plan to present a Literature to Life stage presentation of “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien, performed by Billy Lyons and directed by Wynn Handman at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Admission is free. Pre- and post-show discussions are planned. Visit nevadahumanities.org or artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-3515.

  • 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.
  • Registration is open for the seventh annual Scale the Strat fundraising stair climb scheduled March 1. This year, Scale the Strat is scheduled concurrently with the third annual USA Stair Climb Championship, which is expected to attract elite stair climbers from all over the world and allow amateur climbers the opportunity to rub elbows with the best athletes in the sport as they climb the stairs in the Stratosphere Tower. An early bird discount rate of $40 is available before Dec. 31. Climbers are also asked to make a minimum $150 fundraising pledge for the American Lung Association. Online support and personal fundraising coaching is available. Visit scalethestrat.com.
  • A community flea 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 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.
  • A Clark County District G Movie in the Park Night is set to feature a free screening of “Despicable Me 2” at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 in Whitney Park, 5712 E. Missouri Ave. Children must be accompanied by adults, and patrons are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. “The Smurfs 2” is to be screened at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-8531.
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