East Valley View Things to Do, Jan. 8-14, 2015

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

  • Disney On Ice’s “Let’s Celebrate!” performances are planned from Jan. 14-18 at the Thomas & Mack Center, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Opening-night tickets start at $12. Visit disneyonice.com or call 702-739-3267.
  • As part of the Las Vegas Stories lecture series, Spectacular: A History of Las Vegas Neon is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

  • Opera stars of tomorrow are slated to compete in a regional competition set from 10 a.m. to around 4:30 p.m. Jan. 10 in the Dr. Arturo Rando-Grillot Hall at the Lee and Thomas Beam Music Center at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Winners from the Nevada competition are set to go on to the Rocky Mountain Region Finals in Denver where the best will advance to semi-finals in New York on the Metropolitan Opera stage. National finalists will face off in a grand finals concert accompanied by the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra with winners taking home $15,000 prizes. The Nevada competition is free and open to spectators with no tickets required. Call 702-812-7085.
  • 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, starting Jan. 11. 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. 8-11 and 13-18 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 10, 11, 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.

  • Cosmic Swimming is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Hollywood Aquatic Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Blvd. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-8508.

  • Moscow Nights and the Golden Gates: An Evening of Russian Folk Music, Dance and Stories is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The Russian ensemble of three prize-winning musicians and the Golden Gates are set to demonstrate their skill, colorful costumes and gymnastic feats while performing traditional Russian folk music, dance and stories. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

  • An Intimate Evening with Diane Schuur is scheduled at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 and 9 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $35 to $59. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

  • American Canine Training plans a free training class for dogs and puppies from noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 10 on The Green at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Topics to be covered include potty training tips and improving manners and behavior. Registration is required. Call 702-501-0404 or visit americancaninetraining.com.
  • Vegas on the Mic, a monthly, nationally televised open mic event, is scheduled from 8 p.m. to midnight Jan. 13 at the Bunkhouse Saloon, 124 S. 11th St. Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. The event is scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month, and attendees must be 21 or older. Visit bunkhousedowntown.com or call 702-854-1414.
  • The Nevada Chamber Symphony is set to perform “Music with a Touch of Class: A New Year Welcome” at 3 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The group is set to perform well-loved classical and popular pieces to celebrate the new year. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
  • A ribbon cutting and opening ceremony for a new pedestrian bridge across Lamb Boulevard that is part of the city of Las Vegas’ trail system is scheduled from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 12 near the corner of Lamb Boulevard and Washington Avenue. The bridge is set to be part of the Las Vegas Wash Trail.
  • Couponing 101, a free class, is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 10 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
  • An Affordable Care Act informational session co-sponsored by AARP is scheduled at 2 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
  • As part of the UNLV Jazz Concert Series, the Joe Williams Every Day Foundation Jazz Sextet is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
  • As part of the Las Vegas Philharmonic Masterworks III: Rising Star series, violinist Bella Hristova is scheduled to perform Max Bruch’s “Violin Concerto No. 1” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $26 to $94. 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 “Ocean’s Eleven” is scheduled from 1 to 3:15 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
  • As part of Mob Month, The Fix is In-Sports and The Mob is scheduled at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. A panel of experts in the fields of sports betting, sports journalism, athletics and regulatory control are set to discuss the most prominent examples of corruption in sports and sports betting and how organized crime has been able to penetrate the sports world. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
  • Little Books and Little Cooks, a seven-week parenting education workshop, is scheduled to kick off with Introduction and Safety from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Sunrise Library, 5400 E. Harris Ave. The workshop takes place at the same time each Friday, with topics including Cooking with Kids, Introducing Cultural Foods, Picky Eating and others. The series is free but limited to 10 families, so registration is required. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3900.
  • An artist’s reception for Diversity AAHM is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The art exhibit is curated by the Left of Center Gallery director Vicki Richardson and features works from the instructors and students from the center’s studio classes in celebration of Black History Month. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3980.
  • Elvis the Stage Biography is scheduled at 4 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Italian American Club, 2333 E. Sahara Ave. Frank LaSpina is set to present photos, film clips and stories accompanying his performance of Elvis Presley songs. Admission is $20, and the performance benefits musical arts scholarships. Visit iacvegas.com or call 702-457-3866.
  • The American Guild of Organists is slated to feature Clayton Roberts from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 9 in the Dr. Arturo Rando-Grillot Hall at the Lee and Thomas Beam Music Center at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit sncago.org or call 702-895-2787.
  • Tickets are on sale for Keep Memory Alive’s 19th annual Power of Love Gala, featuring an Evening with Andrea Bocelli and Friends from 5:30 to 11 p.m. June 13. Tickets start at $1,500, and the event benefits Keep Memory Alive and the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Visit keepmemoryalive.org.
  • Working in the Public Sphere is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 17 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. The workshop led by Mary Lucking is designed to help local artists maneuver through public art bureaucracy. The reservation deadline is Jan. 12, and artists should bring a portfolio of their work for review. Call 702-229-4631.
  • 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.
  • Ward 5 Coffee with the Councilman is scheduled from 9 to 10 a.m. Jan. 8 at Starbucks, 751 N. Rancho Drive. Residents are invited for coffee and conversation on how to improve Ward 5 and the city of Las Vegas.
  • Gig De Pio’s “A Brief History,” an exhibit that includes several large-scale impasto paintings, is set to be on display through Jan. 9 in the Winchester Cultural Center art gallery, 3130 McLeod Drive. Visit clarkcountynv.gov.

WORTH A DRIVE

  • Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, plans to operate its outdoor ice skating rink, the Rock Rink, through mid-January from 4 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 4 to 10 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays; and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. school holidays. Holiday hours are set from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 1. Skating is $15, including skate rental. The rink is on the northwest side of Downtown Summerlin off Rosemary Park Drive and Summa Drive. Call 702-832-1000 or visit downtownsummerlin.com.
  • “A Master’s Journey,” featuring paintings by Lolita Develay, is set to be on display through Jan. 31 at the Left of Center Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road. Visit leftofcenterart.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

  • 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.

  • Jon Anderson, former lead singer of Yes, is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Railhead at Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway. Tickets are $19 to $45, and guests younger than 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Visit boulderstation.sclv.com or call 702-432-7777.

  • 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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