1. Vegas Kendama Kids: The group plans meetings from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 13 and 20 at Mission Hills Park, 551 Mission Drive. Kendama is a traditional Japanese cup-and-ball game. Members learn new kendama tricks and socialize at the meetings. The group gathers Thursdays but plans to change its meeting days after school starts. Visit facebook.com/vegaskendamakids.
2. Aquatic Field Day:The event for ages 5 to 12 is scheduled at 9 a.m. Aug. 15 at the Whitney Ranch Recreation Center pool, 1575 Galleria Drive. Obstacles, relays and other pool activities are planned. The cost is $5. Register by calling 702-267-5850, clicking the Aquatic Field Day event link at cityofhenderson.com/events or at any city recreation center or indoor pool using activity code 336711-00.
3. Aloha Hau’oli Splash Day: Inspirada plans the event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 15. The community is set to open three of its four swimming pools to the public for the celebration, scheduled to include games and activities at the splash pads in Capriola and Aventura parks. The pools are in Potenza Park, 2355 Via Firenze, and Aventura Park, 2525 Via Firenze. Capriola Park is at 2155 Via Firenze. Attendees also can tour homes in the community and enjoy refreshments, including hot dogs, corn dogs and Hawaiian-style fare. Visit inspirada.com.
4. The Mane Event:The free equestrian competition is scheduled Aug. 18-23 at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Attendees can also exhibit and purchase Western items such as jewelry, shirts, boots, hats and more at the Western Gift Show in the arena’s concourse. Visit southpointarena.com/events.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Sewapalooza: BERNINA of America, a manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, announced that Quiltique, a BERNINA dealer in Henderson, will host a Sewapalooza event from Aug. 13 to 15 Explore Knowledge Academy, 4801 S. Sandhill Road. The hands-on sewing, embroidery and quilting workshop is to include a full day of quilting with BERNINA Ambassador and local “sewlebrity” Camille Roskelley, and two days of sewing with BERNINA educators Christine Gist and Heather Lofstrom. Events are planned from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Quiltique is also planning an after party from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at 213 N. Stephanie St. The cost for the event is $349 and includes all project materials, use of BERNINA machines, raffle prizes and lunch. To register, call 702-563-8600 or visit quiltique.com.
Poetry & Art: Superheroes: Children ages 8 to 11 can learn to write haiku, acrostic and concrete poems and illustrate them during the event, planned from 10-11:15 a.m. Aug. 13 at the Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-564-9287, ext. 4.
Internet Fundamentals: The event is set from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 13 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway, and will cover Web browsers, search engines, how to use links, Web addresses, menus and various shortcuts. Attendees must know how to use a mouse, copy and paste and basic Windows functions. Call 702-207-4261 or visit mypubliclibrary.com.
Blood Drive: United Blood Services plans the event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. Email Jeannine McCoy at email@example.com or call 702-236-2282.
Cosmic swim night: The event is planned from 8 to 10 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Henderson Multigenerational Indoor Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway. It includes music, diving games and swimming races. Admission is $5. Visit cityofhenderson.com/henderson-happenings.
Nashville Unplugged: The event, featuring Danny Myrick and Felicia Barton, is slated for 8 p.m. Aug. 14 at Club Madrid at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets are $10, and attendees must be 21 or older. Visit sunsetstation.sclv.com.
Drew Baker Band: The group is slated to perform rock, country and top 40 music at 8 p.m. Aug. 14 and 15 inside the Troubadour Lounge at the Jokers Wild Casino, 920 N. Boulder Highway. Admission is free. Visit jokerswildcasino.com.
Live music at Elixir: Several performers are set to take the stage this month from 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the venue, 2920 N. Green Valley Parkway. The schedule is: Justin Mather, Aug. 14; Stefnrock, Aug. 15 and 21; Thomas Rojas, Aug. 22; Tim Mendoza, Aug. 28; and Kelly Dorn, Aug. 29. Visit elixirlounge.net.
Outdoor movies on The Green: The free outdoor movies are scheduled at dusk on The Green at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2240 Village Walk Drive. Attendees can bring lawn chairs and blankets. Upcoming films include “Back to the Future,” Aug. 15; “Annie,” Aug. 22; and “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,” Aug. 29. Visit shopthedistrictgvr.com/events.
Edible Book Contest: The all-ages event is slated from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway. Participants can create edible books based on a book title or character. Entries must be 95 percent edible and family friendly. Submissions will be judged on originality and creativity; skill and construction; visual appeal; and tie-in with the literary work being depicted. Awards will be presented for Best of Show Adult Book, Best of Show Young Adult Book, Best of Show Children’s Book and The People’s Choice. Enter the contest at tinyurl.com/libraryediblebooks.
Interior Design for Men: The event is scheduled from 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 15 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Call 702-207-4261 or visit mypubliclibrary.com.
James Darren: The show is slated for 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 and 16 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $25. Visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment.
Flashback Features: The free films are scheduled at 8 p.m. at the Pond, the adults-only pool at Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. Upcoming shows include: Aug. 16, “National Lampoon’s Vacation;” Aug. 23, “Footloose;” Aug. 30, “Weird Science;” and Sept. 6, “Back to the Future.” Visit shopthedistrictgvr.com/events.
Used Book Sale: Friends of Henderson Libraries plans the all-ages event from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 17 and 18 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. Visit hdplfriends.org or mypubliclibrary.com.
R5 concert: The pop band is scheduled to bring its Sometime Last Night tour to the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway, at 7 p.m. Aug. 20. Tickets range from $25 to $45. Visit cityofhenderson.com/events.
15th annual welcome barbecue by Coronado High School: The event is set from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at 1001 Coronado Center Drive for incoming ninth-graders and new students. The event is scheduled to include club and sport sign-ups and performances by the school’s band and cheerleaders. Call 702-799-6800.
Live acoustic jams: The free event for adults is scheduled at 6 p.m. every Tuesday through September at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Attendees can play and sing old-time folk and blues music and meet other musicians. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-207-4260.
WORTH A DRIVE
The local film festival is set to return after a six-year hiatus and is planned for Aug. 13-15 at the Inspire Theatre, 107 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Films to be screened include “Call Me Lucky,” “Guiseppe Makes a Movie,” “Jauja” and the short film “The Paranormal Idiot.” Tickets begin at $12. Visit inspirelasvegas.com or call 702-489-9110.
“Survivor Stories: Hiroshima” is planned for 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at the National Atomic Testing Museum, 755 E. Flamingo Road. Speakers will share their stories of survival following the Little Boy bomb being dropped on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. Admission is free for museum members and $10 for nonmembers. RSVP by calling 702-794-5151. For membership information, visit nationalatomictestingmuseum.org.
“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”:
Performances of the musical are scheduled at 8 p.m. Aug. 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 and 5 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $28 for VIP, which includes splash zone seating and limited edition swag. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.
Japanese actor Ichikawa Somegoro is set to perform a high-tech rendition of Kabuki masterpiece “Koi Tsukami” at 9:15 p.m. Aug. 14 and 9:15 and 11:45 p.m. Aug. 15 and 16 at the Bellagio Fountains, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South.
Cinema in the Circle:Movie screenings are planned at 6:30 p.m. by the the Huntridge Foundation and West Huntridge Neighborhood Association at Huntridge Circle Park, 1251 S. Maryland Parkway. Upcoming movies include “Rock ‘N Roll High School,” Aug. 14; “Freaky Friday,” Sept. 11; and “Walk the Line,” Oct. 9. Visit tinyurl.com/citchplv.
The Broadway Dreamers Fantasy Camp Showcases: The performances featuring students of the five-week Broadway Dreamers Fantasy Camp is scheduled from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 and 20 at Kahunaville Showroom in Treasure Island, 3300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The camps are a collaboration between nonprofit Positively Arts Foundation and Broadway Dreamers, a collection of Broadway, Disney and Cirque du Soleil stars. Tickets are $20 or $10 with a local ID. Visit pafgive.org.
In Its Entirety Concert Series: ELO — Electric Light Orchestra Greatest Hits Album and the Very Best of STYX are set to be performed in their entirety at 7:30 p.m.’ ’Aug’.’ 14’ in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Ticket’s start at $15. Visit sclv.com/concerts, ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.
Reckless In Vegas: The group is set to perform 1960s music with a contemporary rock back aesthetic at 8 p.m. Aug. 14 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $35 to $45. Call 702-749-2000 or 808-326-6868 or visit thesmithcenter.com.
Midnight Mayhem: This event is scheduled from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Aug. 14 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is The Strip at the speedway’s safe alternative to illegal street racing. The speedway staff encourages enthusiasts to race one another on the safer confines of its NHRA-sanctioned, quarter-mile drag strip. Midnight Mayhem is open to any street-legal vehicle and any licensed driver. Entry fee is $15 to race or ride along and $5 admission for spectators. Visit lvms.com or call 702- 632-8213.
Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival:The interactive musical and lifestyle event featuring Hello Kitty and her friends on multiple stages, dancing, exhibits, art, fashion and collectibles is scheduled Aug. 14-16 at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $19. Visit orleanscasino.com or call 702-284-7777.
Summer Rock Concert Series: Free concerts are scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays in the Veil Pavilion at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Performers scheduled include: Crown Avenue on Aug. 14, Roxy Gunn on Aug. 21 and Vinyl Vault on Aug. 28. Visit silvertoncasino.com.
Ranger-led hike to Sandstone Canyon:A hike for participants 7 or older is scheduled from 8 to 10 p.m. Aug. 14 and 31 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Attendees should bring water and a flashlight and wear closed-toed shoes. Participation is free with park admission, which is $7 for Nevada residents or $65 for an annual pass. Visit parks.nv.gov.
Calling Commodore enthusiasts: The Clark County Commodore Computer Club plans to meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 15 at the Clark County School District’s Adult Education Campus, 2701 E. St Louis Ave., in Room 16. The recent CommVEx Commodore Expo will be discussed, and demonstrations and free door prizes are planned. Email Al Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Forrest Nettles at email@example.com, or call 702-363-3331.
One Drunk Puppy: A wine-tasting event to benefit The Animal Foundation is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 15 in the Veil Pavilion at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Visit silvertoncasino.com.
“Elvis My Way”: Brandon Bennett plans to present his Elvis tribute at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 and 16 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-284-7777.
A Starry Night: This event is set to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada and is planned from 8 to 10 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Celebrity appearances and disc jockeys are to be on hand for the event, which is benefiting 6-year-old Owen who has a rare form of muscular dystrophy. Tickets are $49 and may be purchased at ladieswhodine.com/events.
Phil Vassar: The country artist is set to perform at 8 p.m. Aug. 15 at The Railhead at Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway. Tickets range from $19.95 to $42.50, and attendees must be 21 or older. Visit stationcasinos.com.
Back-to-school event: A celebration to mark the upcoming school year is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 15 at Antonello Elementary School, 1101 W. Tropical Parkway in North Las Vegas. A barbecue, disc jockey and clown creating balloon animals are planned, and backpacks are set to be distributed. Call 702-799-8380.
Making Comics: Comic book writer Russell Lissau is set to talk about the business at 11 a.m. Aug. 15 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The event is free. Call 702-507-3458.
Free poetry workshops on Beat Poetics: Workshops are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 15 and Sept. 12 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive, conducted by new Clark County poet laureate Bruce Isaacson. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
CSNSongs: A tribute group performing the hits of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is slated to play at 8 p.m. Aug. 15 and 16 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $19.95. Visit orleanscasino.com or call 702-365-7111.
Water on the Meadow: Families are invited to play in the sprinklers and slip and slide down a 50-foot water-covered plastic runway from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 16, 22 and 30 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, on state Route 159 about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Participation is free with park admission, which is $7 for Nevada residents or $65 for an annual pass. The event is also set to include an interactive program about water conservation. Visit parks.nv.gov.
The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada: The group plans to meet at 1 p.m. Aug. 16 on the first floor of the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Call president Laura Moskowitz at 702-243-5917 or email email@example.com. Visit jgssn.org.
Velasquez Memorial Soccer Tournament & Carnival: The event is set from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 16 at Tropical Breeze Park, 1505 E. Tropical Parkway, to benefit the second annual Velasquez Memorial Scholarship program. The scholarships go to local students in the Velasquez family’s name through the Project 150 Youth Council. Players must be 7 or older. Registration is $20. Visit tinyurl.com/osuyn6h.
Back to School Film & Fair:Free school supplies for children 5 to 12 are set to be given away at a screening of “Cinderella” at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at West Charleston Lions/Essex Park, 600 Essex Drive. Bring blankets or low folding chairs. Popcorn will be provided while it lasts. Admission is free. Call 702-229-6405.
Qmmunity Connections Resource Fair: The free event is planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 21 at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. This resource fair for the LGBTQ community is set to provide information on a range of services, including mental health agencies, legal services, homeless shelters, utility companies, health and wellness providers, mortuaries, disability resources, employment assistance and food pantries. Participating organizations include Gender Justice Nevada, HELP of Southern Nevada, American Heart Association, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Desert Parkway Behavioral Healthcare Hospital and more.
The Premiere of “Ace”: Performance of the new musical are scheduled at 1 p.m. Aug. 22 and 23 at Judy Bayley Theatre at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $30. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
“G’Day Las Vegas”: The performance by Greg Bonham and an eight-piece band is scheduled at 8 p.m. Aug. 22 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $40 to $45. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
Junior Master Gardener Open House: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans to host a Junior Master Gardener Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Research Center and Demonstration Orchard’s Children’s Garden, 4600 Horse Drive. Speak with Junior Master Gardener ambassadors and experience a make-and-take project and tours of the children’s demonstration gardens. Registration for the fall sessions is planned at the open house. The Junior Master Gardener program is open to children ages 7 to 12. The eight-session per semester class fee is $52. Classes are held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every other Saturday at the orchard beginning Sept. 5. Students must register to participate. Contact Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Super Summer Theatre: “Tarzan” is planned for 8:05 p.m. Aug. 12-29 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Parking is set to open at 5 p.m., and meadow seating at 6 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or rent a chair in general admission grass seating. Picnics are welcome, and concessions are sold. Tickets are $12 in advance and are available at showtix4u.com. A limited number of tickets may be available at the gate for $20. The season-closing “Lend Me A Tenor” is set for 7:05 p.m. Sept. 10-26. Visit supersummertheatre.org.
Outdoor Yoga Classes: The grassy fields along the Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area escarpment are slated to be home to yoga from 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturdays through August at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, on state Route 159 about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Classes are free with park admission, which is $7 for Nevada residents or $65 for an annual pass. Participants must bring a yoga mat. Visit parks.nv.gov.
“Celebrating Life! 2015 Winners Circle”: An exhibition of work by artists 50 or older is set to be on display from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through Sept. 12 at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
The 2014 Desert Companion “Focus on Nevada” Photo Showcase: The gallery is planned from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 22 at the College of Southern Nevada Artspace Gallery, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Each year, Desert Companion magazine holds an annual “Focus on Nevada” photo contest and publishes noted entries in its June issue consisting of photography of Southern Nevada, including categories such as people, places, abstracts and altered images. Visit csn.edu or call 702-651-4146.
Business clothing drive: NAIOP Southern Nevada’s Community Service Committee is collecting slightly used men’s and women’s business attire for Communities In Schools of Nevada. The clothing will be accepted at NAIOP’s monthly events and at Alternative Management, 1880 E. Warm Springs Road, Suite 100. All of NAIOP’s monthly meetings take place at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Meetings are scheduled for: Aug. 20, 7 to 9 a.m.; and Sept. 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Call 702-798-7194.
Dino Summer: The visiting exhibit is planned at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., through Sept. 20. It is set to feature an animatronic Tyrannosaurus rex and triceratops, interactive video games and a dino bone dig. The attraction is also scheduled to offer a 30-minute live animal show titled “Eat or Be Eaten: Predators and Prey” at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily through Aug. 23 and Aug. 29 and 30. The show is set to feature Springs Preserve zoologists and staff members with a rotating cast of animals, including bugs, lizards, snakes and small mammals. Audience members can participate in trivia games to win prizes. A behind-the-scenes tour, offering a chance to get up close with the animals, is planned from noon to 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The dinosaur exhibit and predator show are free for members or with paid general admission. The tour is an additional $3 for members or $5 for nonmembers. Visit springspreserve.org.
“Going Home”: An exhibit of large drawings by Domenic Cretara and Christopher Troutman is scheduled to be on display through Sept. 19 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The exhibit is free, and hours are 12:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. Call 702-229-1012 or visit artslasvegas.org.
“Big Hero 6” film: The screening is planned from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool, 1575 Galleria Drive. Admission to each film is $5 per person. Visit cityofhenderson.com/henderson-happenings.
Gardening in Small Places classes at The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension: Classes are to be at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Upcoming dates are Aug. 22, landscape design; Sept. 19, native plants; Oct. 3, tree selection; and Nov. 21, growing fruit at home. Class space is limited, and preregistration is required. There is a $25 fee for each class, which includes class materials. Contact Elaine Fagin at email@example.com or 702-257-5573.
Sheena Easton: The performer is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28 and 29 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $20. Visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment.
Valley Bank of Nevada grand opening: The celebration and ribbon cutting are slated from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 31 at 4343 E. Sunset Road. Prize drawings are planned during the event, which is free and open to the public. The location is set to serve as a loan center for the first year and become a full-service branch by mid-2016. Visit valleybanknv.com.
Yard sale: The event is planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Road. Admission is free to shop. Visit cityofhenderson.com/parks or call 702-267-2950.
Rocky Mountain Gun Show: The exhibition is planned starting at 9 a.m. Sept. 5 and 6 in the Exhibit Hall at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Machinery, ammunition and apparel are slated to be on display. Tickets start at $15. Visit southpointarena.com/exhibit-hall or rockymountaingunshow.com.
Rob Schneider: The comedian is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4-6 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $35. Visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment.
Buckles and Barrels for Bailey Charity Barrel Race: The free annual event is set for Sept. 4-6 at the South Point Arena, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, beginning at 8 a.m. All proceeds from activities and vendors are slated to benefit the Spring Valley Hospital & Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit. Visit southpointarena.com/events or bucklesandbarrels4bailey.com.
Power of the Sun: The Springs Preserve is set to lead the program at 4 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Attendees can learn how the sun’s power was harnessed throughout history and how each part of the light spectrum affects people differently and how to adjust to it. Participants also will create a solar oven to bake a treat. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-207-4260.
Sunset Garden Club: The group plans to meet from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. A program titled Butterflies in Your Garden is planned. The event is free and open to the public. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-492-7252.
Emergency Kit Cook-Off: The free event is slated from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 Water St. Attendees can celebrate National Preparedness Month with a cooking competition that challenges local government officials to prepare gourmet dishes using items and food from a 72-hour emergency supply kit. The purpose of the event is to teach residents the importance of emergency preparedness. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2272.
Prince Jonah Kuhio Ho’olaule’a & Pacific Islands Festival: The 25th annual event is scheduled from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 12 and from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 Water St. The free event will celebrate the Pacific Islander culture with the sights, sounds and smells of Hawaii, Tahiti and the Samoan Islands. Island-style entertainment, crafts and food are planned. Viisit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2171.
Staying Alive Bee Gees tribute: The event is set at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11-13 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $25. Visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment.
Joey Diaz: The comedian is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18-20 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $15. Visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment.
George Thorogood & The Destroyers: The band is to perform at 8 p.m. Sept 19 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets start at $23.50. Visit sclv.com/concerts.
Frankie Avalon: The singer is set for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25-27 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $45. Visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment.
The Las Vegas Jazz Festival: The event is planned from 3:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 26 and noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Performers include Erykah Badu, Toni Braxton, Anthony Hamilton, the Isley Brothers and more. Tickets start at $55. A three-day pass starts at $165. Visit lvjazzfestival.com.
Lani Misalucha: The performer is scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $42. Visit themresort.com/entertainment.
The Henderson Saddle Association fundraising event: The event is set from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the stables, 6490 Wiesner Way. It is set to include rodeo performances, food, raffles, contests, carnival rides, a petting zoo, live music and more. Admission is $5 per person or $20 for groups of four or more. Proceeds are set to benefit the Basic High School students injured at a desert bonfire in June 2014. For more information, visit hendersonsaddleclub.com.
Martin Nievera: The performance is set for 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $32. Visit themresort.com/entertainment.