East Valley View things to do for Oct. 23-29, 2014

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  • The seventh annual production of “A Choreographers’ Showcase” by the Nevada Ballet Theatre and Cirque du Soleil is 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. Call 702-894-7722 or visit nevadaballet.org.
  • Performances of the Cockroach Theatre Company’s production of Jean-Paul Sartre’s “No Exit” are scheduled at 8 p.m. Oct. 23-26 and 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St. Tickets are $16 to $20. Visit cockroachtheatre.com or call 702-818-3422.
  • A Movie in the Park night featuring a free screening of “The Smurfs 2” is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Whitney Recreation Center, 5712 E. Missouri Ave. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and blankets, lawn chairs and pillows are recommended. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7576.

  • Party With Your Pooch, a happy hour event for the whole family, including dogs, is set to include pet adoptions, entertainment, contests, prizes, food and drinks from 3 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.

  • The Senior–Ween Halloween Party for seniors 50 or older is scheduled at 11 a.m. Oct. 30 at the Doolittle Senior Center, 1950 J. St. The event is set to include games, food, music, giveaways and a costume contest. The cost is $6, and registration is required. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6125.

  • The JDRF Nevada Chapter’s Walk to Cure Diabetes is scheduled at 10 a.m. Oct 25 at north field at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. On site registration is scheduled at 9 a.m. The local chapter of JDRF ( Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) has set a $542,000 fundraising goal to help fund research toward preventing, treating and curing type 1 diabetes and its complications. Participants can sign up for the walk as an individual, create a team, join an existing team or donate to someone already registered to walk at lv.jdrf.org.

  • Members of the National Touring Company of the musical “Wicked” plan to present “The Wicked Rocky Horror Show,” a staged concert performance of Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show,” at 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Tommy Wind Theatre, 3765 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Las Vegas’ Golden Rainbow. General admission is $75. VIP tickets are a $100-$200 donation and include priority seating and a 6:30 p.m. preshow reception with members of the company. Guests must be 16 or older to attend. Valid ID is required. Admission donations are tax deductible. Visit tommywindtheater.com or call 702-776-8888.
  • A free Jazz Picnic is scheduled from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Winchester Cultural Center Park, 3130 McLeod Drive. The event, organized in cooperation with the Las Vegas Jazz Society, is set to include Tom Hall and the Boss BeBop Jazz Septet; the debut of Bari, Bari, Bari Good; theGroove Brothers; and Curt Miller’s trombone band, The Boneheads. Food and drink are to be available for purchase. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.

  • In celebration of 15 years in Las Vegas, Madame Tussauds, 3377 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to offer $15 tickets to Nevada residents through Dec. 31. Visit madametussauds.com/lasvegas or call 702-862-7800.

  • The fifth annual Fashion for Autism is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct 24 at the Four Seasons Las Vegas, 3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The fashion event spotlights up-and-coming fashion designers in the Las Vegas area, celebrates community members leading the fight against autism and benefits the locally based Grant a Gift Autism Foundation. Tickets are $200 in advance Visit tinyurl.com/fslv-fash or call 702-564-2453.

  • As part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: The Silver State on the Silver Screen series, a free screening of the 1968 film “They Came to Rob Las Vegas” is scheduled at 1 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

  • An alternative route for teacher licensure programs information session is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 Oct. 28 at the Hendrix Education Auditorium at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The Clark County School District hopes to hire 2,000 teachers. The UNLV Department of Teaching and Learning plans to host the event. This session is for anyone with a bachelor’s degree, recent graduates and junior or senior students who are interested in becoming licensed to teach. Visit tl.unlv.edu/node/325 or call 702-895-3102.

  • Capital One Financial Corp. and Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada plan to host two open houses for sponsors, potential supporters and those seeking to volunteer in the efforts of Junior Achievement. Attendees will get to experience what more than 4,000 Clark County students will experience at its mock city, Capital One/Junior Achievement Finance Park. Open houses are scheduled from 8 to 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 4 and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Las Vegas Library, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North. RSVP at jalasvegas.org/events/finance_park_rsvp.
  • A Halloween Hauntings event for children 3 to 12 is set to include a spooky trail of treats, games, crafts, light refreshments, candy and a bounce house from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Parkdale Recreation Center, 3200 Ferndale St. Admission is $5. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7517.

  • Halloween Hoopla for children 12 or younger is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at the walking trail at the Robert E. “Bob” Price Recreation Center, 2050 Bonnie Lane. Trick-or-treating is set to be offered at the Cora Coleman Senior Center, the Robert E. “Bob” Price Recreation Center and Clark County Fire Station 20. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7600.

  • Artist Paula Wilson plans to create a bazaar faux market filled with painted wonders during her residency at P3Studio in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit from 6-11 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays through Nov. 2. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.
  • The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is scheduled at 9 a.m. Oct. 25 at Fashion Show Mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South. On-site registration and entertainment are scheduled to start at 7 a.m. Visit tinyurl.com/lvawalk.

  • The exhibit “Anne Frank: A Historical Remembrance Art Exhibition,” featuring the art of lithographer Michael Knigin, paired with “Chai Lights,” a collection of 100 works by 31 Las Vegas artists focusing on Jewish themes, is scheduled to be on display through Nov. 26 at the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art inside Neonopolis, 450 Fremont St. Admission is $5. Visit snmfa.com or call 702-382-2926.
  • From 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 26, the Linq, 3545 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is set to transform into an all-ages costumed Halloween celebration to benefit In 12 Days, a local charity that uses “The 12 Days of Christmas” theme to give hope during the holiday season to families that have suffered the loss of a loved one. Admission includes a ride on the High Roller, bowling at Brooklyn Bowl and live entertainment. Admission is $30. Visit classy.org/in12daysoctober26 or call 702-322-0560.
  • Performances of Poor Richard’s Players’ production of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rope” are scheduled at 8 p.m. Oct. 23-25 and 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 16-B. Tickets are $20. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.
  • Performances of Matt and Mattingly’s Bucket Show are scheduled at 10 p.m. Wednesdays at the Scullery Theater, 150 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The two-man improv show with musical accompaniment is free, but audience members are encouraged to pay what they want into a bucket at the end of the performance. Visit mattandmattingly.com.
  • A reception for the exhibit “The Sands: A Place in the Sun” is scheduled at 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Nevada State Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Four noted local historians — Larry Gragg, Eugene Moehring, Michael Green and Su Kim Chung — are set to speak on the importance of the Copa Room and the Sands in Las Vegas history. They also plan to sign copies of their books, which are to be available for purchase. Plans for the exhibit reception include free food and a performance by the Thurston Howlies. The event is free, but reservations are required by calling 702-822-8735.

  • The 44th Lobster Fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at Christ Church Episcopal, 2000 S. Maryland Parkway. The event includes a silent auction, entertainment, a bake sale and the sale of live and steamed lobsters. Visit lobsterfair.com or call 702-987-1355 to preorder lobsters.
  • A family pumpkin carving workshop is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 25 at the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place. Each family is slated to take home one large carved pumpkin, and children can take home a mini pumpkin. Space is limited. Registration is $56 for museum member families or $65 for nonmember families. The price covers five family members. Each additional person is $9 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Visit discoverykidslv.org or call 702-382-5437.
  • To celebrate its 15th anniversary, “Marriage Can Be Murder” is offering locals $30 tickets on the 15th of each month through July 2015. To secure the tickets, use the code 15years. The interactive dinner show is scheduled nightly at 6:15 at the D Las Vegas, 301 Fremont St. Visit thed.com or call 702-388-2111.
  • The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the South Valley Rose Society plan an educational meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. View gardening columnist Bob Morris, professor emeritus with the Extension, is set to discuss “Which is Better: Compost or soluble commercial fertilizers?” Visit unce.unr.edu or contact lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu.or at 702-257-5555.

  • Crowds are expected to descend on downtown Las Vegas Oct 24-26 for the Life is Beautiful music, food and art festival, an event packed with artists, chefs and more than 70 performers. One-day tickets start at $105, three day tickets at $245. Visit lifeisbeautiful.com.
  • The exhibit “Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites” is scheduled to visit through Jan. 4 at the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place. The exhibit transforms seven beloved and award-winning picture books into three-dimensional, play and learning environments. Visit discoverykidslv.org.
  • Performers 50 or older are invited to audition for the Doolittle Senior Center’s “I’ve Got Talent Senior Showcase.” Senior singers, dancers, musicians, comedians or other performers who are interested may call the center at 702-229-6125 to request an audition appointment, or stop by 1930 N. J St. Auditions are scheduled Nov. 5 and 6 at the center. The showcase is scheduled at 11 a.m. Nov. 19 at the West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

WORTH A DRIVE

  • The Moapa Valley Cornmaze, on Lewis Ranch Road in Moapa, is scheduled to welcome visitors from noon to 7 p.m. for daytime activities and 8 to 11 p.m. for the Haunted Corn Maze daily through Oct. 31. In addition to the maze, farm attractions include a pumpkin patch, corn cannons, horseback riding, water activity balls, a petting zoo and pony rides. Visit mvcornmaze.com.
  • HallOVeen is set from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 24-26 and 30-31 at Opportunity Village, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd. General admission is $11 for visitors 13 or older and $9 for those ages 3 to 12. Passports allowing unlimited access to rides and attractions cost $20 for those 13 or older and $18 for those ages 3 to 12. Visit opportunityvillage.org or call 702-880-4089.
  • The Springs Preserve’s annual Haunted Harvest, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., is planned from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24-26 with a haunted hay maze, trick or treat stations, carnival games, a petting zoo and entertainment. Tickets are $6, and children 4 or younger are admitted free. Members receive half off admission. Visit springspreserve.org.

Plan Ahead

  • The Boneyard Bash is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Festivities are set to include entertainment, appearances by the Las Vegas cast of “Evil Dead: The Musical,” food trucks, free beer, a signature cocktail and a cash bar featuring wine and cocktails. Following the bash, ticket holders can head to Velveteen Rabbit for an afterparty to include a complimentary Halloween cocktail and free makeup application by professional makeup artists. Admission is $45 in advance, $55 at the gate and $40 for Neon Museum members. Visit neonmuseum.org.
  • Jason Robert Brown’s musical “The Last 5 Years” tells the story of two New Yorkers who dive head first into a marriage. The action follows a unique progression with the wife starting at end of the marriage going backward and the husband telling it from the beginning. Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Nov. 6-8 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 in the Judy Bayley Theatre at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $30. A limited number of VIP tickets for the evening performances are set to be available for $50 and include a backstage tour and meet-and-greet with the cast. Visit unlv.com/nct or call 702-895-2787.
  • On Nov. 7, the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association is set to host its annual Salute to Flight Crews during the dress rehearsal of Aviation Nation at Nellis Air Force Base. The association has invited the Doberman Rescue of Nevada to raffle off a pass for four people to attend the dress rehearsal barbecue. Raffle tickets are $5. The winner will be selected in an event set for Nov. 2. Call 702-672-7204 or visit drnv.org.
  • Registration is open for the seventh annual Scale the Strat fundraising stair climb scheduled for March 1. 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.

  • Bank of America customers receive free entry the first weekend of most months at 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. Special event admission is not included. Visit museums.bankofamerica.com.

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