Things to do in Southwest/Spring Valley April 8-14

In Your Neighborhood

The sixth Country in the Park outdoor concert and festival is scheduled from 2 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Exploration Peak Park, 9700 S. Buffalo Drive. Presented by the Mountain’s Edge master-planned community and Vegas Country 95.5 KWNR, the free event is set to feature singer/songwriter Phil Vassar, Jana Kramer and the Tony Marques Band. Visit or

Moms Rock, the ninth annual Mother’s Day Tea and Brunch benefiting Child Focus at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, is planned from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Southern Highlands Spa Clubhouse, 1 Robert Trent Jones Lane. The event is set to feature entertainment, a hat parade, activities for young princesses and pirates, a silent auction and raffle and a drawing for a mother/daughter diamond pendant designed by MJ Christensen Jewelers. Tickets are $80 for adults and $40 for children younger than 12. Visit or follow @momsrock2012 on Twitter.

A McNeil Neighborhood Dog Parade is scheduled at 5 p.m. Saturday starting at 3008 Mason Ave. Costumes for critters are encouraged. The parade is set to march from Campbell Drive to Cahlan Drive along Mason, Burton, Bryant, Colanthe and Gilmary avenues. Stops along the way will be made for canine, kid and grownup treats. Contact, or search for the McNeil Neighborhood’s group page on Facebook.

The 33rd annual San Gennaro Feast, an Italian-American food and entertainment festival and carnival, is planned from 4 to 11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 4 p.m. to midnight Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. General admission is $8. Visit

Comedian Rob Schneider is set to perform at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $39.95. Visit or call 365-7075.

The College of Southern Nevada Foundation plans to honor its 2012 Legacy of Achievement Award recipients Kenneth Goodrich, Diana Hampton, Richard McGee and Bob Stoldal at a gala scheduled at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets are $300. Visit

"The 39 Steps," a play adapted by Patrick Barlow from the film by Alfred Hitchcock and the novel by John Buchman, is scheduled to run through May 20 on the main stage at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for seniors and students. Visit or call 362-7996. "Spearminted," by local playwright Erica Griffin, is set to run through May 15 in the Fischer Black Box in the Las Vegas Little Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for seniors and students. Visit

Several comedy acts are planned at Big Al’s Comedy Club at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. They include: Tim O’Rourke and Lang Parker, Wednesday through Sunday; Quinn Dahle and Brandt Tobler, May 16-20; and Tanya Lee Davis and Jason Harris, May 23-27. Call 365-7075 or visit

Worth a Drive

Vaisakhi Mela, an Indian food, entertainment and cultural festival, is scheduled from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Admission is free. Visit or call 807-1737.

The Las Vegas Philharmonic is scheduled to conclude its season with Beethoven’s "Consecration of the House," Dvorak’s "New World Symphony" and Respighi’s "The Pines of Rome" at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Doors are set to open at 6:30 p.m. A pre-concert conversation is scheduled at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $38, $53 and $78. Visit or call 749-2000.

LV ARTreach plans to host a community performance night at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Works from children 8 to 18 and their mentors are set to be on display. The event is free, and art is set to be auctioned off, with proceeds going toward LV ARTreach. Call 885-8650 or visit

The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., plans to host a Mother’s Day dinner and dance at 6 p.m. Saturday, with music from the Walt Boenig Little Big Band. Tickets are $20. Call 229-6383 or visit

RagTag Entertainment plans to sponsor a fundraiser for The Monkey Gym at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Knudsen Middle School, 2400 Atlantic St. The evening will feature performances and a silent auction. Tickets are $8. Call the Monkey Gym at 285-1120.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., has a full slate of shows planned. Las Vegas singer and Supreames co-founder Mary Wilson plans to perform "Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project" Friday and Saturday. Alan Safier plans to portray George Burns in "Say Goodnight Gracie" Friday and Saturday. Lily Tomlin is scheduled to perform Sunday. PSY by Seven Fingers is scheduled May 15-16. The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas is scheduled May 16. Jane Monheit is scheduled May 18-19. Buddy Guy with Quinn Sullivan is scheduled May 19. The Jewish Repertory Theatre is set to present "The Diary of Anne Frank" May 20. The musical "Mary Poppins" is scheduled May 22-27. Barbara Cook is set to sing May 24-27. The Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater plans a five-year anniversary concert May 29. "Desperate Housewives" actress Emily Bergl plans to perform her cabaret show "Kidding on the Square" June 8-9. Idina Menzel is scheduled to perform June 10. Call 982-7805 or visit

The Huntridge Neighborhood Association plans to host ‘Hood Hounds of Huntridge from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Huntridge Circle Park at the intersection of North Maryland Parkway and Franklin Avenue. Attendees are invited to bring their dogs to be entered in contests for prizes, such as cutest costume, most energetic dog and more. Donations for the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will be accepted. Call 277-4566 or visit

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Hope Gala … The Art of the Cure is planned for 6 p.m. Friday at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The Robert Marlon Studio plans to auction an original piece of art titled "Making Waves." The piece was created under the artist’s direction with JDFR youth ambassadors assisting in applying layers of paint. The gala is set to feature a cocktail reception, a dinner, silent and live auctions, and live entertainment featuring singer Clint Holmes. Tickets are $350. Visit or call 732-4795.

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society plans to end its 49th season with a performance of John Rutter’s "Mass of the Children" at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The Mother’s Day concert is set to feature the 60-voice musical arts chorus, a 30-piece musical arts orchestra and a 60-member Greenspun Junior High School chorus. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors, military personnel and disabled persons and $7 for students with a valid ID. Call 895-2787 or visit

Table 8 Productions plans to present "Turn in Your Hymnal" from Friday through May 26 at the Box Office Theatre, 1129 S. Casino Center Blvd. The comedic play, which shows a clash of religions, is set for 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15. Call 423-6366 or visit

A preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest is scheduled from 8 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday on the Third Street Stage at the Fremont Street Experience. Each night’s events are set to begin with a parade of Elvi. VIP seating in front of the stage is $20. Visit, or or call 369-5111.

Come see the new Miss Atomic Bomb and celebrate 65 years of the Las Vegas News Bureau at a Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Power Luncheon scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road. Tickets are $50 for chamber members and $65 for nonmembers in advance or $70 at the door. Onsite registration is set to begin at 11:30 a.m. Visit or call 641-5822.

Plan ahead

The 12th annual West Flamingo Art Show is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18 at the West Flamingo Senior Center, 6255 W. Flamingo Road. The exhibit allows participants who attend the center to show off their talents in mediums such as painting, drawing, knitting and crocheting, needlework and water colors. The public is invited. Call 455-7743.

A Pooches in the Park day is planned from 9 a.m. to noon May 19 at Exploration Peak Park, 9688 S. Buffalo Drive. The day is scheduled to include contests, an obstacle course, animal rescues, veterinarians, groomers, pet boutiques and vendors. Visit and scroll to the bottom.

Impressionist/comedian/singer Jeff Tracta is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. May 17-20 in The Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets are $59, $79 and $99. Call 944-3200 or 800-745-3000 or visit

Rock band Sponge is set to perform at 7 p.m. May 19 at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the show. Visit

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