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Southwest community events calendar, July 9-15, 2015

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Comedian Steven Wright is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. July 10 and 11 inside the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $34.95. Call the Boyd Gaming box office at 702-284-7777 or visit orleanscasino.com.

A Super Smash Bros. tournament for tweens and teens is scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. July 9 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.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.

Storyteller Karla Huntsman is set to sing and play guitar, autoharp, washboard, harmonica and djembe drum during a free kids’ show from 4 to 5 p.m. July 10 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.

Monkeysoop, the Damn Yous and Masters of Sixx are set to play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. July 9 at Boomers Bar, 3200 W. Sirius Ave. Admission is free, and guests must be 21 or older. Call 702-368-1863 or visit boomerslv.com.

Champagne Life is set to present a ’70s Prom charity event benefiting the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation from 7 p.m. to midnight July 10 in the Veil Pavilion at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Advance tickets start at $49. Those who donate backpacks and school supplies will receive raffle tickets. Visit silvertoncasino.com.

Avenue Q, a musical comedy featuring a puppet-supported cast, is scheduled July 10-26 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. July 10, 11, 16-18 and 23-25 and 2 p.m. July 12, 19 and 26. Tickets are $25. Auditions for “Clybourne Park,” set to show at the theater in September, are scheduled at 7 p.m. July 13 and 14. Call 702-362-7996 or visit lvlt.org.

A manga character and comic art workshop is scheduled from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. July 11, 18 and 25 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The fee for the three-day workshop is $39. visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

Bass Pro Shops, 8200 Dean Martin Drive, is set to offer Family Summer Camp activities from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 26. Free workshops with pins for those who complete them are planned for bird watching, fishing, archery, kayaking, backyard adventures, water safety, shooting and hunting, travel safety and camping. Visitors of all ages can also cast a rod into a casting bucket for practice or try out the archery or bb/air gun range. From noon to 2 p.m., kids can make free crafts. Visit basspro.com or call 702-730-5200.

Performances of the musical “Bye Bye Birdie” are scheduled at 8:05 p.m. through July 25 at Super Summer Theatre at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park on state Route 159 about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Parking opens at 5 p.m., and meadow seating opens at 6 p.m. 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. Other shows scheduled this season are “Tarzan,” Aug. 12-29, and “Lend Me A Tenor,” Sept. 10-26. Visit supersummertheatre.org.

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., is scheduled to host a visiting “Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous” exhibit through Sept. 20, featuring 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.

Don Musser plans to offer free beginning guitar classes from 4 to 5 p.m. July 12 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.

The Fabulous Las Vegas Scribes Membership Show is planned through Sept. 1 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. The touring show is set to feature calligraphy, letter arts and paper arts. Visit fabulouslvscribes.weebly.com.

PLAN AHEAD

The Hampstead Stage Company is set to put on the play “Robin Hood” from 4 to 5 p.m. July 15 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, and July 17 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Admission is free. Visit lvccld.org.

The Big Springs Gallery at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., is slated to display“Modernism at Risk” through Sept. 6. The collection of large-scale photographs are by Andrew Moore, exploring the role designers play in preserving modern landmarks. Events tied to the exhibit include a screening of “Air, Light and Utopia: The Modern Movement in Architecture,” followed by a discussion led by members of the Nevada Preservation Foundation from 3 to 5 p.m. July 18; and Gaga for Googie, a series of short films displaying Googie architecture in the American West, followed by a discussion with regional experts from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 22. Visit springspreserve.org.

Throwback Sizzling Jam is planned at 8 p.m. July 17 at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. The event is set to feature R&B artists Frankie J, 112, Dru Hill, Silk, Next, H-Town and Keith Sweat. Tickets start at $42. Call the Boyd Gaming box office at 702-284-7777 or visit orleansarena.com.

Don McLean and Judy Collins are slated to perform at 8 p.m. July 18 and 19 inside the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. McLean is best known for the album “American Pie,” while Collins earned renown for her cover of Stephen Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns.” Tickets start at $39.95. Call the Boyd Gaming box office at 702-284-7777 or visit orleanscasino.com.

Dr. Crystal Lee is set to present a free diabetes information program at 11 a.m. July 28 at the Derfelt Senior Center, 3343 W. Washington Ave., inside Lorenzi Park. Call 702-229-6601.

LV Craft Shows are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 18, Sept. 5, Oct. 17, Nov. 28 and Dec. 13 in the Veil Pavilion at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Admission is free. Visit silvertoncasino.com.

A Summer Splash Bash for all ages is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. July 18 at the city of Las Vegas Garside Pool, 250 S. Torrey Pines Drive. Dancing, swimming, games and music with DJ So Hype are planned. The cost is $4 per person. Call 702-229-6393.

A free Medicare information session is scheduled at 2 p.m. July 21 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Representatives are set to be on hand to talk and field questions about the Nevada State Health Insurance Assistance Program, the Senior Medicare Patrol and the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act. Attendees can learn about benefits, premiums, deductibles, co-pays, how to file a claim, how to detect and report Medicare fraud and abuse and more. Call 702-507-3964 or visit lvccld.org.

Comedian Dennis Miller is slated to perform at 8 p.m. Aug. 8 and 9 inside the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $54.95 and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming box office, by calling 702-284-7777 or by visiting orleanscasino.com.

The Bacon Brothers are slated to perform at 8 p.m. Aug. 1 and 2 inside the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $29.95. The band’s newest album, “36¢,” is a combination of fast-picking country with bits of hip-hop, English countryside plucks and rock. Call the Boyd Gaming box office at 702-284-7777 or visit orleanscasino.com.

Vendors are wanted for the Home Sweet Home home improvement show, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 29 in the Veil Pavilion at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Visit momandpopupevents.wix.com/momandpopupevents.

The Southern Highlands Community Association plans an outdoor Saturday movie series in Goett Park, 11024 Southern Highlands Parkway. Films show at dusk, or about 8 p.m. The schedule includes “Big Hero 6,” Sept. 12; and “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Sept. 26. Blankets and picnics are welcome. Visit southernhighlandshoa.com.

ONGOING EVENTS

Domenic Cretara and Christopher Troutman’s “Going Home,” an exhibit of large-scale drawings focused on environment and family, is set to be on display through Sept. 19 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Visit artslasvegas.org.

The Sci Fi Center, 5077 Arville St., offers film screenings or live performances most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A Typical Saturday Night, an evening of burlesque and comedy, is scheduled at 10 p.m. every third Saturday. Live shadowcast peformances of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” are scheduled at 10 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. For a full schedule of upcoming showings, visit thescificenter.com.

The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Celebration of Life collection is slated to be on display through Aug. 31 at the Springs Preserve 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The exhibit raises awareness about children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases. To purchase or sponsor a sculpture from the show, call Erica Thompson at 702-341-2903.

Birds of the Air Food Pantry, operating out of Epic Church, 8755 W. Warm Springs Road, is set to provide free groceries to those in need from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of the month. The church serves ZIP codes 89113, 89118, 89139, 89141, 89148, 89178 and 89179. Call 702-838-6213.

The Las Vegas Crafters Guild meets monthly at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday at Michaels, 7195 Arroyo Crossing Parkway. The meetings are open to the public and consist of a business portion and an educational program. Visit lasvegascraftersguild.com or call 702-260-0932.

Elements Kitchen & Martini Bar, 4950 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 100, plans to offer live music from 7 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday and Saturday featuring Marty Mancuso and from noon to 3 p.m. every Sunday featuring Mark and Dom. Call 702-750-2991 or visit elementskitchenandmartinibar.com.

The Stardusters Square & Round Dancers offer square dancing classes from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays for $5 at the Meadows Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 2900 S. Valley View Blvd. Call 702-348-4906.

The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., has scheduled Ethnic Express International Folk Dancing for participants 8 or older from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesdays. The cost is $4 per person. Learn international dance styles, including Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Greek, Israeli, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian and Turkish folk dances. Call 702-732-4871 or visit ethnicexpresslasvegas.org.

The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., is set to host Scottish country dancing for participants 13 or older from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. every Friday. The cost is $5 per person. Call 702-229-6383 or visit artslasvegas.org.

The Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, offers free Zumba fitness classes, and licensed instructor Jean Smith teaches dance fitness to Latin rhythms, appropriate for all ages and fitness levels, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Call 702-507-6030 or visit lvccld.org. This class is also offered at Grace Valley Church, 1370 E. Robindale Road (702-454-9328) and at 6 p.m. Fridays at Body Focus Fitness, 7380 S. Eastern Ave. (702-228-4967).

A free open mic event is planned from 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Call 702-365-7111 or visit orleanscasino.com.

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., is set to provide guided garden walks from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. General admission for locals is $9.95 for adults, $8.95 for seniors, students and military and $4.95 for children 5 to 17. Visit springspreserve.org/apps/event.

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., plans to feed the animals in its Living Collections at 11:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. General admission for locals is $9.95 for adults, $8.95 for seniors, students and military and $4.95 for children 5 to 17. Visit springspreserve.org/apps/event.

Ongoing shows at Money Plays, 4755 W. Flamingo Road, include live local bands at 9 p.m. Saturdays and an open mic night at 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Visit moneyplayslv.com.

Enjoy karaoke from 8 p.m. to midnight Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Jack’s Irish Pub at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit palacestation.sclv.com.

Bar 702, 3355 Spring Mountain Road, hosts a variety of live entertainment daily. Call 702-871-6651 or visit bar702lasvegas.com.

John Windsor is scheduled to perform from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturdays and from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays at McMullan’s Irish Pub, 4650 W. Tropicana Ave. He also is scheduled at 8:45 p.m. Mondays at Ri Ra Irish Pub in Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit john-windsor.com.

Jerry Tiffe is scheduled to perform from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd. Visit arizonacharliesdecatur.com.

The Peter Love Trio is scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays at Jack’s Irish Pub at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit palacestation.sclv.com.

WILLplay is scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturdays at Jack’s Irish Pub at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Visit palacestation.sclv.com.

The Claudine Castro Band is scheduled to perform at 11 p.m. Sundays in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is $10. Visit palms.com.

Santa Fe and The Fat City Horns are scheduled to perform at 10:30 p.m. Mondays in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is $10. Visit palms.com.

The Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road, has scheduled a variety of live entertainment six nights a week in the Gold Coast Showroom Lounge. Visit goldcoastcasino.com.

Comedian Eddie Griffin is set to perform at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at the King’s Room at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $69. Visit riolasvegas.com or call 702-777-2782.

The West Flamingo Senior Center, 6255 W. Flamingo Road, is set to offer beginner, intermediate and advanced tap dance classes. Each class is offered twice a week, and a six-week session costs $37. Call 702-455-7742.

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