Things to do in Southwest/Spring Valley July 10-17

In Your Neighborhood

"Oliver" is scheduled to run as part of Super Summer Theatre’s season lineup at 8 p.m. Wednesday through July 28 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park on state Route 159 about 10 miles west of the Las Vegas Beltway. Parking opens at 5 p.m., and meadow seating opens at 6 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or rent a chair in general-admission grass seating. Advance tickets are $12. A limited number of tickets may be available at the gate for $20. Visit

As part of the summer reading program, a Vegas PBS Ready to Learn program for kids 3 to 11 is planned from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. today at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. In this interactive parent-child workshop, participants will be given ideas for simple, hands-on activities that will support their preschoolers’ learning using PBS children’s programs and online resources. Visit

The musical "The Great American Trailer Park" is scheduled at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through July 29 on the Mainstage at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. With music by David Nehls, the play is set in a Florida trailer park where the residents encounter tribulations one might expect to see on an episode of "The Jerry Springer Show." Tickets are $20 for season ticket holders or $25 for the general public. Visit

Comedian Steven Wright is set to perform at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Orleans Showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $34.95. Visit

The Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp is scheduled to feature free activities, crafts and workshops designed to teach families outdoor skills from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at Bass Pro Shops, 8200 Dean Martin Drive. Workshops include bird watching, wildlife exploration, backyard adventures, dogs in the outdoors, camping, fishing, archery and hunting. Visit

An exhibit of traditional Chinese watercolor paintings by Gary Wu, a master in the Chinese brush technique, is set to run through today at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit or call 507-3820.

Ricardo Griego is slated to play Spanish guitar from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturdays at Barcelona Tapas & Bar, 10690 Southern Highlands Parkway, No. 100. Visit or call 483-5764.

Worth A Drive

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is scheduled to host 21 Bug Salute, its 21st anniversary party, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Attendees receive half-off admission and can participate in various games and activities. Food trucks are set to be on hand, and entomologist Grady Jones is slated to give presentations on 21 live bugs. Call 384-3466 or visit

Where’s My Lesbian, a local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender artists group, is scheduled to host an International Drag Day celebration from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Brass Lounge above Hennessey’s Tavern, 435 Fremont St. Admission is $15. An after party is scheduled at the Drink & Drag Lounge in Neonopolis, 450 Fremont St., Suite 250. A dress code of dresses for men and suits for women is encouraged. A donation of $10 is suggested. Visit

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., has a full slate of shows planned. k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang are scheduled to perform Friday. "Stephen Sondheim, A Life in the Theater: An Evening of Music and Conversation" is scheduled to bring the iconic composer and lyricist to the center Saturday. In celebration of Sondheim’s appearance, music director Bill Fayne and director Andrew Wright plan a cabaret jazz show titled "Putting it Together," featuring Richel Kompst, Lou De Meis, Anne Barr, Brandon Albright and Jay Joseph performing Sondheim’s hits Sunday. The musical "Memphis" is scheduled July 18-22. Call 982-7805 or visit

Paul Mesner Puppets production of "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf" is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Tickets are $3. Call 229-3515 or visit

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