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Summerlin Area Things To Do, Jan. 15-21, 2015

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

  • The Art at the Cafe exhibit is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. ​Jan. 15 at Rachel’s Kitchen, 9691 Trailwood Drive. The exhibit, “The Art of Travel,” will be on display through January and brings together the viewpoints of Steve Reed, a professional photographer for more than 30 years, Claudia Reed, a jewelry creator, and painter Mark Vranesh. Vranesh plans to have a silent auction of one of his paintings to benefit the Children’s Heart Foundation. Email markvranesh@gmail.com.

  • Red Rock Life Magazine and Behind the Gates plan to to present the second annual benefit for the Metropolitan Opera of Las Vegas from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 15 at 11359 Winter Cottage Place, at the east gate of Red Rock Country Club. Elaine and Ted Fitzpatrick, UNLV music chair, are set to host the performance by The Melancholics with John Anthony and performances by the Metropolitan Opera of Las Vegas. RSVP by calling 702-812-7085 or email behindthegates@n2publishing.com.

  • Mary Wilson of The Supremes is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 and 18 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.

  • The Chefs for Kids 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Walk is scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 17 at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park, 7351 W. Alexander Road. Each runner/walker will receive a Chefs for Kids T-shirt, a goodie bag and a free pancake breakfast. A raffle also is planned. The Las Vegas Track Club will provide race bibs and computerized timing, and trophies will be awarded in the 5K for the top three overall male and female, with plaques for the top three men and women 50 or older and certificates for the top three males and females in each category. Age categories begin at 12 or younger and run through 80 or older. Fees are $25 for adults for the 5K and $20 for the Fun Walk; $20 for children 12 or younger and $20 per runner for groups of 10 or more. The race-day fee is $35. Register at active.com or mail checks payable to LVTC at P.O. Box 30134, Las Vegas, NV 89173. Packet pickup is available at Red Rock Running Company, 7350 W. Cheyenne Ave., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 16 or on race day from 8 to 8:45 a.m. For more information, call Sandi Boyer at 702-460-1852.
  • The Clark County Commodore Computer Club plans to meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Jan 17 in the Business Center inside Total Wine & More, 730 S. Rampart Blvd. in Boca Park. The club is for enthusiasts of the Commodore line of computers as well as users of all computer platforms and tablets. Free door prizes are planned. Email Forrest Nettles at flnettles@hotmail.com.
  • Bill Fayne & Mistinguett Productions plan to present “From Broadway to Hollywood — Broadway Musicals that Made it to Hollywood” at 3 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $18. Call 702-240-1301.
  • The 14th annual Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival is scheduled through Jan. 25. The host venue for the majority of the films is the Adelson Educational Campus, 9700 Hillpointe Road. Films scheduled at the Adelson campus are: “The Muses of Isaac Bashevis Singer,” 7 p.m. Jan. 17; “The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob,” 1 p.m. Jan. 18; “Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem,” 3:30 p.m. Jan. 18; “Rescue in the Philippines,” 7 p.m. Jan. 18; “Run Boy Run,” 7 p.m. Jan. 24; “The J Street Challenge,” 1 p.m. Jan. 25; and “Beneath The Helmet,” 3:30 p.m. Jan. 25. A presentation of the Holocaust documentary “Night Will Fall” is set for 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at Cinemark Century Theatres in the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. All films will be accompanied by filmmakers or related experts in the subject matter moderating post-screening discussions with the audience. Tickets are $10 at lvjff.org.
  • The Rock Rink at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, is set to close for the season Jan. 19. The rink plans to host ’80s Night from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 15. Princess characters are scheduled to skate and take photos with kids from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 17. A skate school with basic skills taught by a professional is planned from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Jan. 17 for $25, which includes lessons and skating throughout the day. The rink is set to be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 19. General skating is $15, including skate rental. The rink is on the northwest side of Downtown Summerlin off Rosemary Park Drive and Summa Drive. Call 702-832-1000 or visit downtownsummerlin.com.
  • Live music by local artists is planned from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturdays at Distill — A Local Bar, 10820 W. Charleston Blvd. The January schedule is: Jan. 17, Nick Mattera; Jan. 24, Betsy Holm; and Jan. 31, Stefanrock. Visit distillbar.com.
  • The David Perrico Pop Strings Orchestra is set to perform Saturdays in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Doors are set to open at 10 p.m. The 15-piece pop orchestra plans to feature club favorites with modern orchestrations by Perrico. Admission is $10 at the door or $5 for Boarding Pass card members (Boarding Pass sign-ups will be available at the door). Guests must be 21 or older. Visit sclv.com/concerts.
  • Matt Hennager plans to offer free guitar lessons for beginners from noon to 1 p.m. the first three Sundays of each month at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The next session is set for Jan. 18. Arrive 15 minutes early to tune your guitar. Call 720-533-3611.
  • The exhibit “Vegas Votes” by the Las Vegas News Bureau Archives is planned during regular hours through Feb. 3 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Photographs from 1947 to 2014 include the categories of showgirls, entertainment, sports, hotel exteriors, pool scenes, gambling and recreation. The public is invited to vote for favorite photographs to be featured in a 2015 exhibition at The Studio. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3631.

WORTH A DRIVE

  • The Martin Luther King Jr.-themed performance “Inspiration” is planned at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Veil Pavilion inside the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Tickets start at $20. Call 702-263-7777 or visit silvertoncasino.com.
  • A nature and health walk with University Medical Center physicians is planned from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 15 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The walk is slated to take place monthly on the third Thursday. Call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.
  • “Re-Animator The Musical” is scheduled at 8 p.m. Jan. 15-18 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 17 and 18 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $44. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
  • A Tribute to Lennon & McCartney is slated for 8 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Dallas Events Center inside Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Tickets cost $23.70. Call 702-631-1000 or visit texasstation.sclv.com.
  • The inaugural Winter Art Festival is set for 5 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Stone Soup Art Gallery in North Las Vegas City Hall, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is to include a light reception, art contest awards and an art exhibit in painting, sculpture and mixed media. Free food and music are planned. Visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com.
  • A class titled Botanicals and Beyond: What Would Nature Do? is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The event is set to focus on nature’s way of solving problems and how it can be applied to people’s lives. The cost is $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.
  • “Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host,” featuring Ira Glass, is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $29. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
  • Peace Week 2015 – Living the Dream: Where Do We Go From Here? is scheduled at 2 p.m. Jan. 18 at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The event is meant to honor and celebrate the life, legacy and contributions of Martin Luther King Jr. with presentations, followed by a showcase performance by the Trinity Academy of Arts, with a guest appearance by the West Las Vegas Arts Center Performance Ensemble. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3980.

  • “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20-25 and 2 p.m. Jan. 24 and 25 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $28. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
  • A Jewish Community Center Maccabi Games and Mccabi ArtsFest information party for youths 13 to 16 is slated for 6 p.m. Jan. 20 at Congregation Ner Tamid, 55 N. Valle Verde Drive. Youths can find out how to be part of Team Las Vegas at national conferences. Call 702-860-4859 or visit tinyurl.com/maccabilvparty.

  • As part of Mob Month, The Great Debate — Is The Mob Still in Las Vegas? is scheduled at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Guest speakers, including journalists, politicians, historians and law enforcement officials, are set to discuss the question as they probe for answers in a round-table debate. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
  • “Troubled Waters: A Gospel Stage Play” is scheduled at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3980.
  • Artist Lia Chavez plans to present “The Octave of Visible Light: A Meditation Nightclub,” an interactive sensory experience that harnesses visitors’ brainwaves to create art, from 6 p.m. to midnight Wednesdays through Sundays through Feb. 8 in the P3Studio at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South. Artist performances are slated for 9 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free, but capacity is limited to 10 people at a time. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.
  • The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society invites choral singers to perform Handel’s “Messiah Parts 2 & 3.” There are openings for all voice parts. Rehearsals are scheduled from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays in UNLV’s Beam Music Center, Room 159. The society’s performance with a chorus and orchestra is set for April 12. Call musical director Dr. Douglas R. Peterson at 702-451-6672.
  • The Clark County Museum, 1830 S. Boulder Highway, plans to display its “Curator’s Choice: Favorites from the Collection” exhibit through January. The exhibit was selected by Dawna Jolliff, who has been with the museum for 38 years. Call 702-455-7955.
  • The Skull Show Biennial is set to be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Jan. 31 at the Donna Beam Gallery inside the Alta Ham Fine Arts building at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
  • “A Master’s Journey,” featuring paintings by Lolita Develay, is set to be on display through Jan. 31 at the Left of Center Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road. The work documents the artist’s progress toward obtaining a Master of Fine Arts degree. Visit leftofcenterart.org.
  • Bank of America customers receive free entry the first weekend of most months at the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place; the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North; and the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is offered through the bank’s Museums on Us program, which allows Bank of America customers free access to select museums on the first weekend of every month. Participants must show their U.S. Trust, Merrill Lynch or Bank of America debit or credit card to receive free admission. Special event admission is not included. Visit museums.bankofamerica.com.

PLAN AHEAD

  • “Medley” by Consuelo Emerson, an exhibit of oil paintings in a variety of styles including abstracts and figuratives, is planned for Jan. 22-March 8 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. A reception is set from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the gallery. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3866.
  • Elvis Monroe is set to perform Americana pop/rock hits Jan. 23 in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit sclv.com.
  • Comedian Aries Spears is set to perform his celebrity impersonations at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 and 24 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
  • Michael Lington is set to perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Ticket prices are $29 and $39 for reserved seating and $19 for standing room only. This is an all-ages show, but guests 20 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Visit sclv.com.

  • Rabbit & His Crazy Cast of Characters, starring Martin Mancuso and Carmine Mandia, are set to perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $13. Call 702-240-1301.
  • Piano Men: A Tribute to Elton and Billy is set for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
  • The In Its Entirety Concert Series is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 with a performance of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. The series will feature a different album every second Friday of each month and is set to include performances of The Eagles’ “Their Greatest Hits” at 7:30 p.m. March 13 and The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and “Abbey Road,” performed by The Fab, at 7:30 p.m. April 10. Tickets are $15. Doors are set to open at 6:30 p.m., and guests 20 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Visit sclv.com/concerts, ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.
  • Grace Presbyterian Church’s Hualapai Campus, 4590 S. Hualapai Way, plans to host a free Family Movie Night at 6:30 p.m. every second Friday of the month. All movies will be rated PG or PG-13. Doors are set to open at 6 p.m., and popcorn and snacks will be provided. “The Big Year” is set for Feb. 13 for adults and “Ice Age” for children. On March 13, movies planned are “National Treasure” for adults and “Wall-E” for children. Call 702-384-4554.
  • ”While I Am Still,” a photography exhibit by Linda Alterwitz, is set to run during regular hours Feb. 13-May 9 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. A reception is planned for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at The Studio. Alterwitz’s photography embraces science and technology to expose the fragility of our bodies. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3631.
  • A program titled The Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman is planned for children 6 to 11 at 4 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive, and at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Visit lvccld.org.
  • An exhibition in honor of Chinese New Year is scheduled to be on display by appointment at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. An artist’s reception is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

ONGOING EVENTS

  • The Ward 2 Walkers group plans to meet at 8 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Hualapai Canyon Trailhead on Hualapai Way north of Alta Drive. Trudy Temple, Ward 2 appointee to the Senior Citizens’ Advisory Board, is coordinating the new walking group. The trailhead loop is 1 mile, and the intent is to walk two loops. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov/information.
  • Free parent and child tennis clinics by the United States Tennis Association Nevada are planned for the first Sunday of every month for children 8 or younger in the Children’s Play Area at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd. The clinic for 3- to 5-year-olds is planned from 1:30 to 2 p.m. and for 6- to 8-year-olds from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Visit tivolivillagelv.com.
  • Bonkerz Comedy Club inside the Edge Lounge at the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., has acts slated for 7 p.m. Thursdays. Tickets are $15 and include a drink. Purchase tickets at the casino cage or call 702-507-5980.
  • The Dirty is scheduled to perform from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturdays in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Cover charge is $10 at the door and $5 for Boarding Pass card members (sign-ups will be available at the door). Guests must be 21 or older. Visit redrock.sclv.com.
  • Addison’s Lounge in the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to host free live entertainment at 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Wes Winters is set to perform at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Mark O’Toole at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 702-507-5900.
  • J.C.’s Irish Sports Pub inside the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to host free live music starting at 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Call 702-869-7725.
  • The Rampart Casino’s Round Bar, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to present live music throughout the week. Call 702-507-5900.
  • Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to feature Dave Ritz from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays in T-Bones Chophouse. Rick Duarte is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays and 7 to 11 p.m. Saturdays. Ritz is scheduled from 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit sclv.com.
  • Line dancing is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., for guests 21 or older. Visit sclv.com.
  • Zowie Bowie is scheduled to perform Fridays in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Doors open at 10 p.m. for guests 21 or older. Visit sclv.com.
  • Jared Berry is scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays in Onyx Bar at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit sclv.com.
  • The Bingo Room at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to feature live music for guests 21 or older from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays. Visit sclv.com.
  • The Centennial Las Vegas Genealogy Society is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of every month inside the community room of the Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 6670 W. Cheyenne Ave. The group is dedicated to genealogy and ancestry research. Visit clvgs7.wix.com/clvgs.
  • The German Friendship Club plans to meet at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at Trails Community Center, 1910 Spring Gate Lane. Call 702-254-2590.

 

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