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East Valley View Things to Do, Jan. 15-21, 2015

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

A tour kickoff party for the band Same Sex Mary is scheduled from 9 p.m. to midnight Jan. 15 at the Bunkhouse Saloon, 124 S. 11th St. Doors are slated to open at 7 p.m. Admission is $5, and attendees must be 21 or older. Visit bunkhousedowntown.com or call 702-854-1414.

The Kyle Gass Band, featuring members of Tenacious D, is scheduled from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Bunkhouse Saloon, 124 S. 11th St. Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 to $15, and attendees must be 21 or older. Visit bunkhousedowntown.com or call 702-854-1414.

“Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host,” featuring Ira Glass, is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $29. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Peace Week 2015 – Living the Dream: Where Do We Go From Here? is scheduled at 2 p.m. Jan. 18 at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The event is meant to honor and celebrate the life, legacy and contributions of Martin Luther King Jr. with presentations, followed by a showcase performance by the Trinity Academy of Arts, with a guest appearance by the West Las Vegas Arts Center Performance Ensemble. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3980.

Disney On Ice’s “Let’s Celebrate!” performances are planned through Jan. 18 at the Thomas & Mack Center, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit disneyonice.com or call 702-739-3267.

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society invites choral singers to perform Handel’s “Messiah Parts 2 & 3.” There are openings for all voice parts. Rehearsals are scheduled from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays in UNLV’s Beam Music Center, Room 159. The society’s performance with a chorus and orchestra is set for April 12. Call musical director Dr. Douglas R. Peterson at 702-451-6672.

“Re-Animator The Musical” is scheduled at 8 p.m. Jan. 15-18 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 17 and 18 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $44. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

As part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: The Rat Pack series, a screening of the 1960 film “Sergeants 3” is scheduled from 1 to 3:15 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

As part of Mob Month, The Great Debate — Is The Mob Still in Las Vegas? is scheduled at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Guest speakers, including journalists, politicians, historians and law enforcement officials, are set to discuss the question as they probe for answers in a round-table debate. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20-25 and 2 p.m. Jan. 24 and 25 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $28. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Artist Lia Chavez plans to present “The Octave of Visible Light: A Meditation Nightclub,” an interactive sensory experience that harnesses visitors’ brainwaves to create art, from 6 p.m. to midnight Wednesdays through Sundays through Feb. 8 in the P3Studio at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South. Artist performances are slated for 9 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free, but capacity is limited to 10 people at a time. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.

In celebration of its 22nd anniversary, the Las Vegas House of Blues is looking to host 22 charitable events in the Foundation Room December through January. Events are slated to run from 5 to 8 p.m. and are open to the public, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the corresponding charity. Guests must be 21 or older, and dress codes are enforced. For a list of charities and dates, visit tinyurl.com/hobanniversary.

WORTH A DRIVE

The Martin Luther King Jr.-themed performance “Inspiration” is planned at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Veil Pavilion inside the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Tickets start at $20. Call 702-263-7777 or visit silvertoncasino.com.

The Southern Nevada chapter of NAIOP, a commercial real estate association, plans to present Forecast 2015 Southern Nevada’s Commercial Market Recovery: Are We There Yet? from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 15 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. The panel discussion is set to address where Southern Nevada’s commercial real estate market is headed. Registration is $80. Visit naiopnv.org.

Styx is set to perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Pearl inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $33. Call 702-944-3200 or visit palms.com.

The Celebration of Asian Arts and Culture is scheduled at 2 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Chinese and Thai dancing and the taiko drumming group Kaminari Taiko are among highlights. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Call 702-229-6383 or visit artslasvegas.org.

Mary Wilson of The Supremes is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 and 18 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.

The Chefs for Kids 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Walk is scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 17 at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park, 7351 W. Alexander Road. Each runner/walker will receive a Chefs for Kids T-shirt, a goodie bag and a free pancake breakfast. A raffle also is planned. The Las Vegas Track Club will provide race bibs and computerized timing, and trophies will be awarded in the 5K for the top three overall male and female participants, with plaques for the top three men and women 50 or older and certificates for the top three males and females in each category. Age categories begin at 12 or younger and run through 80 or older. Fees are $25 for adults for the 5K and $20 for the Fun Walk; $20 for children 12 or younger and $20 per runner for groups of 10 or more. The race-day fee is $35. Register at active.com or mail checks to P.O. Box 30134, Las Vegas, NV 89173, payable to LVTC. Packet pickup is available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Red Rock Running Company, 7350 W. Cheyenne Ave., or from 8 to 8:45 a.m. on race day. Call Sandi Boyer at 702-460-1852.

A Tribute to Lennon & McCartney is slated for 8 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Dallas Events Center inside Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Tickets cost $23.70. Call 702-631-1000 or visit texasstation.sclv.com.

The inaugural Winter Art Festival is set for 5 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Stone Soup Art Gallery in North Las Vegas City Hall, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is to include a light reception, art contest awards and an art exhibit in painting, sculpture and mixed media. Free food and music are planned. Visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com.

The 2015 Station Casinos Community Health, Wellness & Senior Expo is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Fiesta Rancho, 2400 N. Rancho Drive. The free event is an opportunity for people to learn about the available services for seniors and their families. Visit lasvegasseniorexpos.com.

The 14th annual Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival is scheduled through Jan. 25. The host venue for the majority of the films is the Adelson Educational Campus, 9700 Hillpointe Road. Films scheduled at the campus are: “The Muses of Isaac Bashevis Singer,” 7 p.m. Jan. 17; “The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob,” 1 p.m. Jan. 18; “Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem,” 3:30 p.m. Jan. 18; “Rescue in the Philippines,” 7 p.m. Jan. 18; “Run Boy Run,” 7 p.m. Jan. 24; “The J Street Challenge,” 1 p.m. Jan. 25; and “Beneath The Helmet,” 3:30 p.m. Jan. 25. A presentation of the Holocaust documentary “Night Will Fall” is set for 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at Cinemark Century Theatres in the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. All films will be accompanied by filmmakers or related experts in the subject matter who will moderate post-screening discussions with the audience. Tickets are $10 at lvjff.org.

ONGOING EVENTS AND EXHIBITS

The Human Experience, a weekly open mic event, is scheduled from 7 p.m. to midnight Mondays at The Beat Coffeehouse, 520 Fremont St. Sign-ups for the event are set to begin at 6:30 p.m., and attendees must be 21 or older. Visit thebeatlv.com or call 702-385-2328.

Sculptures in metal by DC Trilby Sr. are set to be on display through Feb. 24 at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-4010.

“Line in the Sand: The People, Power and Progress of the Culinary Union,” a student-curated exhibit created by UNLV’s Public History Program, is set to be on display through April 1 on the first floor of the Lied Library, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit unlvpublichistory.com.

“Reflecting and Projecting: Twenty Years of Design Excellence,” an exhibit celebrating architecture produced by architects in Nevada, is set to be on display through Feb. 28 inside the Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

A group art exhibition in honor of Chinese New Year: Year of the Goat is scheduled to be on display through Feb. 21 by appointment at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. An artists reception is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Visit artslasvegas.org, or call 702-229-1012.

“Surrealist Expressionist in Fine Art,” an exhibition by Vanessa Stewart, is scheduled to be on display through Jan. 24 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.

The “Fabergé Revealed” exhibit is set to showcase 238 rare Fabergé artifacts in the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art through May 25. Tickets are $17 or $14 for Nevada residents and seniors 65 or older; and $12 for students, teachers and military members with valid ID. Children 12 or younger are admitted free. Audio tours are included in the price of admission, and complimentary docent tours are available at 2 p.m. daily. Visit bellagio.com/bgfa.

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.

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 at 6:15 p.m. daily at the D Las Vegas, 301 Fremont St. Visit thed.com or call 702-388-2111.

The Skull Show Biennial is on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Jan. 31 at the Donna Beam Gallery inside the Alta Ham Fine Arts building at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

PLAN AHEAD

Registration is open for the seventh annual Scale the Strat fundraising stair climbing event, slated for March 1. Scale the Strat is scheduled concurrently with the third annual USA Stair Climb Championship, 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 ascend 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.

Las Vegas Academy Theatre performances of “Aida,” a musical by Elton John and Tim Rice, are scheduled Feb. 19 through March 7 in the Lowden Theater for the Performing Arts at Ninth Street and Clark Avenue. Tickets are $12 to $20. Visit lvacademytheatre.org.

Las Vegas Academy Theatre plans to present the play “My Friend the Fox” by William Glennon April 23 through May 2 in the Lowden Theater for the Performing Arts at Ninth Street and Clark Avenue. Tickets are $10 to $15. Visit lvacademytheatre.org.

Tickets are on sale for One Night for One Drop, planned at 7:30 p.m. March 20 inside “The Beatles LOVE” theater at The Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The show is set to feature Cirque du Soleil performers and raise funds for One Drop, a charity created to ensure that water is accessible to all. Tickets start at $100 and are tax-deductible. Visit onedrop.org/onenight or call 844-339-2837.

Bank of America customers receive free museum 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. Special event admission is not included. Visit museums.bankofamerica.com.

 

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