1. Movie Madness Series:The movie “Big Hero 6” is planned at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at Craig Ranch Regional Park, 628 W. Craig Road. Admission is free. Visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com.
2. The Centennial Hills Library Summer Blowout Book Sale: The book sale is set from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 14 and 15 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Browse books from romance and mysteries to travel. Children’s books, DVDs and audiobooks are also set to be sold. Call 702-507-6107.
3. 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.
4. 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.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
All Star Friday Nights with StarOne All-Stars: As part of All Star Friday Nights, StarOne All-Stars is set to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Aug. 14 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. The cost is $5. Luxury booths are available for $100 and banquettes for $50. Call 702-600-1625 or visit aliantegaming.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.
Dennis Wise “King for a Night”: The performance is set at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 inside the Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is $23.70. Visit santafestation.sclv.com or call 702-658-4900.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament: The tournament is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Teens 11-17 are invited to play Yu-Gi-Oh! and hang out with friends. Participants must bring their own cards to duel. Call 702-507-6100.
Helpful bacteria and fungi: soil friends of plants: The class is planned from 8 to 9 a.m. Aug. 15 at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Research Center and Demonstration Orchard, 4600 Horse Drive. Research technician Tamara Wynne is set to explore useful bacteria and fungi that help plants grow. Call 702-786-4361.
Centennial Hills Soap Crafters: The workshop is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon Aug. 18 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Adults are invited to exchange ideas, learn how to make other bath and body products, troubleshoot problems, work on group projects, participate in a soap exchange and win giveaways. Call 702-507-6107.
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.
“The Works of B. Matlaf” by Bruce Matlaf: The exhibit is scheduled during regular library hours through Sept. 20 inside the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-507-6100.
“Thicker Than Blood,” featuring paintings by Harold Bradford and Adolfo Gonzalez: The works of art are scheduled to be on display during regular gallery hours through Oct. 3 at the Left of Center Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road. An opening reception is planned from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 22. Admission is free. Visit leftofcenterart.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Super Summer Theatre: “Tarzan” is planned for 8:05 p.m. through Aug. 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.
“Community Through Clay — Artists of Clay Arts Vegas”: The display is set to be open during regular library hours through Aug. 25 in The Studio at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Call 702-507-3630 or visit lvccld.org or clayartslasvegas.com.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki exhibit: This exhibit from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is set to be on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 31 at the National Atomic Testing Museum, 755 E. Flamingo Road. The exhibit is included with museum admission. Visit tinyurl.com/atom-muse or call 702-794-5151.
Free Fly Fishing Workshops: Workshops led by Bill Teresco are set to be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. for beginners and from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. for advanced students Thursdays at Bass Pro Shops, 8200 Dean Martin Drive. Visit basspro.com or call 702-730-520
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.
Frankie Moreno: Shows are planned in Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 29. Tickets start at $25 for single-show tickets and $250 for the 10-show series. Call 702-749-2000 or 808-326-6868 or visit thesmithcenter.com.
Gardening in Small Places: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans classes 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-257-5573.
“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.
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.
50th Western reunion: Western High School’s class of 1965 plans to host its 50th reunion Oct. 16 and 17 at the Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. Call Kathy Keller at 702-736-3155 or e-mail email@example.com.
Teen Book Chats: The book club is planned from 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 11 to 17 are invited to chat about their favorite books. Call 702-507-6107.
All Star Friday Nights with Michael Speaks: As part of All Star Friday Nights, Michael Speaks with StarOne All-Stars is scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Aug. 21 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. The cost is $5. Luxury booths are available for $100 and banquettes for $50. Call 702-600-1625 or visit aliantegaming.com.
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.
United Blood Services Blood Drive: The blood drive is slated from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-233-9620. Walk-ins are welcome.
Free fiction writing workshop by Maxwell Alexander Drake: The workshop is slated from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 23 and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 inside the meeting room at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-507-6107.
Jazz Under the Stars with Vincent Ingala: The summer concerts by the pool are planned at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets are $15. Visit aliantegaming.com.
Unforgettable Fire – A Tribute to U2: The live performance is set at 8 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Dallas Events Center at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Tickets start at $18.50. Visit texasstation.sclv.com.
All Star Friday Nights with StarOne All-Stars: As part of All Star Friday Nights, StarOne All-Stars are slated to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Aug. 28 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. The cost is $5. Luxury booths are available for $100 and banquettes for $50. Call 702-600-1625 or visit aliantegaming.com.
American Red Cross Blood Drive: The blood drive is slated from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-791-3311. Walk-ins are welcome.
Jack Ingram: The performance is set at 8 p.m. Sept. 4 inside the Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is $30.35. Visit santafestation.sclv.com or call 702-658-4900.
Ward 6 Movie in the Park: “The Avengers” is planned at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Centennial Hills Park Amphitheatre, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive. Families are invited to watch the movie. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets or folding chairs. Admission is free. Call 702-229-6154.
A.C.T.S. Talent Show benefitting Safe Nest: The performance is set at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 inside the Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is $31.35. Visit santafestation.sclv.com or call 702-658-4900.
Almost Manilow – A Tribute to Barry Manilow: The live performance is set at 8 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Dallas Events Center at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Tickets start at $18.50. Visit texasstation.sclv.com.
Naturally 7: The concert is set at 8 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $39.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.
Jazz Under the Stars with Marcus Anderson: The summer concerts by the pool are planned at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets are $15. Visit aliantegaming.com.
Peter White: The concert is set at 8 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $27.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.