Locals only: margaritas, Bette Midler and musicals

Singing to the ‘Sound’

If you watched Carrie Underwood in NBC’s “The Sound of Music Live!” and thought, “Pssshhh, that doesn’t look too hard,” here’s your chance to see for yourself.

The Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive, is hosting six screenings of “Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music.”

Onscreen lyrics have been added to the 1965 Julie Andrews classic so fans can belt out their favorite tunes. Costumes are encouraged, as are other forms of audience participation, including heartily booing the Nazis.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Aug. 8-9, and 2 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 10.

Tickets are $25, $20 for LVLT season ticket holders, and $12 for students younger than 18.

For more details, call 702-362-7996 or see

See Bette &Judy

Bette Midler was only 23 when Judy Garland died, but Las Vegas is a magic land of impersonation that lets “Bette &Judy… (be) Together at Last!” Denise Rose as Garland teams with Denise Clemente as Midler under the musical guiding hand of Bill Fayne at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Viva Las Vegas Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $15-$25; call 702-384-0771.

‘Ritas on ice

Sometimes, even a cold beverage isn’t cold enough for our summer weather; then it’s time to go frozen. Cantina Laredo at Tivoli Village, 430 S. Rampart Blvd., has introduced three beat-the-heat sorbet drinks made with Mount Gay Eclipse Rum: the Blood Orange ‘Rita (with Solerno liqueur, house margarita mix and fresh mint, over raspberry sorbet), Mango Citrus ‘Rita (Cointreau, house margarita mix and fresh basil, over lemon and mango sorbet) and Raspberry Chipotle ‘Rita (Cointreau, house margarita mix, pineapple juice and chipotle, over raspberry and mango sorbet). Available for a limited time, they’re $7 each.

Hiatt, Taj together

Venerable singer-songwriter John Hiatt celebrates the release of his bluesy new record, “Terms of My Surrender,” by teaming up with blues great Taj Mahal at 8 p.m. Saturday at Brooklyn Bowl at The Linq, 3545 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 day of show; call 702-862-2695.

Uprising observed

The 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising will be observed Saturday with an exhibition at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.

The 63-day uprising, which lasted from August to October of 1944, was an attempt by Poles to end the Nazi occupation of Poland. The ultimately failed effort cost the lives of an estimated 200,000 soldiers and civilians and destroyed the city.

The free exhibition can be viewed in the library’s multipurpose room from noon to 5 p.m. It is sponsored by the Polish American Social Club of Las Vegas.

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