East Valley View things to do for Sept. 4-11, 2014


  • 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 performed 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. 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. 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.
  • The annual Las Vegas PRIDE Night Parade & Festival is scheduled for Sept. 5 and 6 in venues throughout downtown Las Vegas. The parade is set to begin at West Charleston Boulevard and head north along Fourth Street to Ogden Avenue starting at 8 p.m. Sept. 5. The parade is slated to be broadcast live from 8 to 10 p.m. on Cox Channel 96 or online at cox96.net. Visit lasvegaspride.org.
  • 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. 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.
  • Seniors United plans a meeting and free luncheon at noon Sept. 10 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. State Treasurer candidate Dan Schwartz is slated to speak. Call 702-737-3497 or email seniors.united@cox.net.
  • The Las Vegas Valley Rose Society plans its fall meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 in the garden center at Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave. The program is set to feature a make it, take it spider mite wand project. Call 702-363-6811.
  • The Winchester Headliners Youth Theater Program to be directed by Adam Neri plans two free workshops to introduce students to the new program at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 10 for children 6 to 10 and at 10 a.m. Sept. 13 for youths 11 to 18 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. Classes are scheduled from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays for actors 11 to 18 and from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays for those 6 to 10 starting Sept. 23. Performances are scheduled Nov. 7 and Dec. 19. The cost is $60 for a 12-week session. Call 702-455-7340 or visit clarkcountynv.gov/parks.
  • The Lambda Business Association, the LGBT Chamber of Commerce for Southern Nevada, plans to host a presentation on the history of business in Nevada by Clark County Museums administrator Mark Hall-Patton at its monthly lunch scheduled at noon Sept. 10 at Palacio Del Sol No. 2, 953 E. Sahara Ave. The cost is $15, and the public is welcome. Visit lambdalv.com or call 702-893-2088.
  • The Las Vegas Jazz Society plans to present “Bossa, Jazz n’ Samba” featuring Brazilian vocalist Patty Ascher with Azia Bucater on drums, Jeff Davis on bass, Cocho Arbe on piano and Gary Anderson on sax from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 at The Bootlegger Bistro, 7700 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Visit vegasjazz.org or call 702-313-6778.
  • Local performance poet Lee Mallory plans to team with guitarist Nate Segundo to present “Creativity & Madness: Channeling the Muse,” a poetry and music performance intended to explore the pathos of creativity, imagination and struggle, at 8 p.m. Sept. 7 in the Double Down Saloon, 4640 Paradise Road. Admission is free. Visit doubledownsaloon.com.
  • 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 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. The eight-session program is open to children 7-12 and costs $52. Contact Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523 or johnsonk@unce.unr.edu.
  • An extended run for “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 scheduled at the Brendan Theatres at the Palms Sept. 5-11. Tickets can be purchased at the theater’s box office.
  • “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.
  • Jackie Gendel is scheduled to participate in the UNLV Visiting Artist Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 at 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 Rock of the ’80s Tour is scheduled at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Eastside Cannery, 5255 Boulder Highway. The event is set to feature performances by The Romantics, The Smithereens, Marshall Crenshaw and Tommy Tutone. Tickets start at $14.95. Visit eastsidecannery.com or call 702- 856-5300.
  • The Jerry Lewis Film Festival is slated to feature screenings of films by Jerry Lewis to compliment his “Painted Pictures” exhibit in the Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. “Hardly Working” is scheduled to screen at 6 p.m. Sept. 4, and “Artists and Models” is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 11. Admission is free. Visit unlv.edu/barrickmuseum or call 702-895-3381.
  • 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-$139. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
  • The Joe Williams Every Day Foundation Jazz Sextet is scheduled to perform as part of the UNLV Jazz Concert Series at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Admission is free. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
  • The High Roller observation wheel at The LINQ, 3545 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is set to open from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays exclusively for families with children 12 or younger. The Family Hour Package is $49.95 and includes two adult tickets, three child tickets, three pairs of High Roller binoculars for guests to keep and three juice drinks from the Sky Lounge. Visit linq.com.
  • A free Brookings Mountain West Lecture titled “The Shortage of Skilled Workers: Quality Jobs for a Trained Workforce” featuring Jonathan Rothwell, fellow of the Metropolitan Policy Program, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Greenspun Hall auditorium at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit unlv.edu.
  • The Positively Kids Lucky Duck Family Festival is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 13 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The festival and fundraiser benefits medically fragile children and features entertainment, games, a kids’ zone, food and drinks and the plucking of lucky rubber ducks from the 10,000 ducks swimming in the Town Square pond. Visit positivelykids.org or call Sylvia Wolf at 702-577-3106.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Philharmonic Guild plans to hold its first meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Tuscany Room of Las Ventanas, 10401 W. Charleston Blvd. The meeting is open to the public and is set to include light refreshments. Call Toni Carpenter at 702-275-6565.
  • The free 12th annual Family History Jamboree is planned from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Sept. 6 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 221 S. Lorenzi St. The keynote speaker will be Diane Loosle, director of the Family History Library and FamilySearch Centers worldwide. Visit tipsforfamilyhistory.com/blog.
  • The annual Buckles & Barrels for Bailey charity rodeo event is scheduled for Sept. 5-7 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Admission is free for spectators. Proceeds are set to benefit Spring Valley Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit. Visit bucklesandbarrels4bailey.com.
  • 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. Registration is $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Visit clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration.
  • Rollin for the Cure Bunco Tournament for Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is scheduled from 1 to 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at Painted Desert Golf Club, 5555 Painted Mirage Road. Appetizers and desserts will be served along with a cash bar. Tickets start at $35. Visit tinyurl.com/qjc5oxk.
  • Bishop Gorman High School plans to celebrate its 60th anniversary with a Mass celebration scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Sept. 7 at the school, 5959 S. Hualapai Way. To RSVP, email advancement@bishopgorman.org or call 702-476-4032. For more information, visit bishopgorman.org.
  • New Vista plans wine walks in which patrons can sample up to 20 wines hosted by Southern Wine & Spirits Nevada and Lee’s Discount Liquor from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 6 and Oct. 25 at The Village at Lake Las Vegas. Tickets are $25. Participants must be 21 or older. Proceeds benefit New Vista, which provides services to intellectually challenged individuals. Visit newvistanv.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 Lakeshore Road. Reservations are not required. Visit tinyurl.com/nwz2zb2or call 702-293-8990.
  • The Lake Mead National Recreation Area plans a lecture on the species of fish found in Lake Mead at 11 a.m. Sept. 14 at the visitor center, 601 Great Basin Highway. The talk is set to cover lures, baits and fishing tips. Admission is free. Call 702-293-8990.
  • n The Outdoor Picture Show on the Green is scheduled to show “The Lego Movie” at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2225 Village Walk Drive. Screenings are scheduled through Oct. 25. Upcoming shows scheduled include: Sept. 13, “Finding Nemo”; Sept. 20, “The Muppets”; and Sept. 27, “Muppets Most Wanted.” Visit shopthedistrictgvr.com/outdoorPicShow.php.


  • The Vegas Dinner Show featuring a night of dinner and dancing with a performance by the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra featuring vocalist Nancy Knorr is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 13 in Sam’s Town Live! at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Tickets are $55, which includes entertainment and a three-course meal. Visit samstownlv.com or call 702-284-7777.
  • The Alliance of Natural Resource Outreach and Service Conference is scheduled at 6 p.m. Sept. 15 through 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Clark County Wetlands Park, 7050 Wetlands Park Lane. The 10th annual conference to promote awareness and stewardship education and service is set to feature wildlife artist and naturalist Sharon Schafer with a multimedia presentation showcasing wildlife areas surrounding Las Vegas and keynote speaker Dr. Allison Brody presenting “Best Practices for Environmental Education and Interpretation.” Full conference registration is $275, and one-day registration is $125. Guests are invited to join the Postcard Tour or the River Rafting Trip for $35 per person. This can be added on the registration form. For more information or to register, visit tinyurl.com/ccwetlands.
  • The Muscular Dystrophy Association Muscle Walk is scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 13 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Registration for the 1.5-mile walk is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. For more information, visit musclewalkmda.org/lasvegas.
  • A free screening of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
  • Members of nonprofits are invited to bring lunch and share ideas at a Munch and Mingle scheduled at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 17 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The event is scheduled on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3421.
  • More than 2,500 native and water-efficient plant and tree varieties are set to be offered for sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 13 at the annual Autumn Plant Sale at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. A special preview sale is planned from 7 to 8 a.m. for Springs Preserve members. Visit springspreserve.org.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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