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Southwest community events calendar, June 11-17, 2015

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Charleston Antique Mall, 560 S. Decatur Blvd., plans a celebration June 14 after being named Best of Las Vegas for the second consecutive year. Prizes, champagne, discounts and cake are planned during the event. The store’s hours that day are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit charlestonantiquemall.com or call 702-228-4783.

A 30-minute live animal show titled “Eat or Be Eaten: Predators and Prey” is slated at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily through Aug. 23 and Aug. 29 and 30 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. 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 events are free for members or with paid general admission. Visit springspreserve.org.

A photo contest exhibit with the theme “celebrations and traditions” is scheduled to be on display through June 21 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The exhibit, featuring images taken by the winners of the facility’s sixth annual juried photography contest, is free for members or with paid general admission. Visit springspreserve.org.

The Las Vegas Wine and Music Festival is planned starting at 7:30 p.m. June 11-13 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Pairing classical music with wine, the event is set to feature 23 folk and classical musicians and wines chosen and paired by a sommelier. A three-night pass is $200, and single-day tickets start at $79. Visit lasvegaswineandmusic.com.

Senior Idol Showcase is slated from 3 to 5 p.m. June 11 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The variety show will include singing, dancing, playing musical instruments and comedy. Tickets are $5. Call 702-229-6454.

The Vegas Tribe Talent Show is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. June 12 at The Phoenix, 4213 W. Sahara Ave. Attendees must be 21 or older. The event is free. Call 702-826-2422 or visit thephoenixlv.com.

Several free performances are planned at 10 p.m. during June inside The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. The schedule is: funk, rock and soul band the Walk Off Hits, June 12; swing/rockabilly group the Swingin’ Pedestrians, June 13; classic rock act Franky Perez, June 20; and pop/rock group the Paul Charles Band, June 27. Call 702-944-3200 or visit palms.com.

Gayborhood Watch, an underground LGBTQ movement spotlighting unique independent artists in the community, is scheduled from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. June 13 at The Phoenix, 4213 W. Sahara Ave. Guests must be 21 or older. Call 702-826-2422 or visit thephoenixlv.com.

A Living History event is planned from 9 a.m. to noon and 5 to 8 p.m. June 13 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159. Re-enactors are set to portray people from all over the world and throughout the centuries, including soldiers and civilians from Rome, medieval Europe, the American Revolution, The War of 1812, World Wars I and II, and more. The cost to enter the park is $7 per vehicle for residents. Visit parks.nv.gov/calendar.

Plein Air Paint on the Mountain for residents 50 or older who like to draw is planned from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13. Participants are set to meet at the West Flamingo Senior Center, 6255 W. Flamingo Road, before spending the day at Camp Lee Canyon on Mount Charleston. A light lunch is to be provided. The cost is $10. Call 702-455-7742.

Comedian Eddie Izzard is set to perform at 8 p.m. June 12 and 13 inside the Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $53. Call 702-944-3400 or visit palms.com.

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 next event is set for June 13. The church serves ZIP codes 89113, 89118, 89139, 89141, 89148, 89178 and 89179. Call 702-838-6213.

The Alzheimer’s Association’s Desert Southwest chapter plans a Wine to Remember from 4 to 6 p.m. June 13 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Hors d’oeuvres, wine, entertainment and a silent auction are scheduled. More than 80 silent auction items are set to be up for bid, including airline tickets, spa days, shopping excursions, art, concert tickets and more. Tickets are $50 per person or $80 for two. Call 702-248-2770, email achavez@alz.org or visit alz.org.

Vintage Prom Burlesque is slated from 10 p.m. to midnight June 13 at Boomers Bar, 3200 W. Sirius Ave. Two attendees are set to be crowned prom king and queen. Tickets are $20, and guests must be 21 or older. Call 702-368-1863 or visit boomerslv.com.

Beatles tribute band The Fab Four is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. June 13 and 14 inside the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $19.95. Call 702-284-7777 or visit orleanscasino.com.

The Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive, plans the fourth annual Vegas Fringe Festival through June 14. The festival is set to feature new plays and performances of no more than one hour, offered multiple times throughout the series. Festival passes start at $10. Call 702-362-7996 or visit lvlt.org.

Super Summer Theatre is set to present “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” at 8:05 p.m. through June 11-13, 17-20 and 24-27 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159. 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. Visit supersummertheatre.org.

Park Place Infiniti, 5555 W. Sahara Ave., plans a monthlong Heart Gallery display starting June 11. The photos feature local children awaiting adoption. Visit parkplaceinfiniti.com.

Admission to all 23 of Nevada’s state parks will be free for Discover Nevada State Parks Day June 13. Park visitors will receive free day use admission and free fishing with no license required. Visit parks.nv.gov.

PLAN AHEAD

Comedian Paula Poundstone is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. June 19 and 20 inside the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $22. Call 702-284-7777 or visit orleanscasino.com.

“Sesame Street Live,” an interactive performance for children, is planned at 2 and 5 p.m. June 20 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $25. Call 702-365-7111 or visit orleanscasino.com or sesamestreetlive.com.

The Las Vegas Elks Helldorado Days 2015 Art Show & Silent Auction is planned for 2 p.m. June 21 at the Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. The event is set to feature a wine and cheese reception, live entertainment and a meet-and-greet with participating artists. The show is set to be on display from noon to 5 p.m. June 19 and 20. A portion of proceeds from artwork sold will benefit local charities. Visit elkshelldorado.com.

A $25,000 bingo tournament is set June 21 at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road. Doors are scheduled to open at 10 a.m., with warm-up games starting at 1 p.m. and event games starting at 2 p.m. The $50 fee includes one 6-on pack, one dauber and one buffet ticket. Call 702-367-7111 or visit goldcoastcasino.com.

The Fabulous Las Vegas Scribes Membership Show is planned June 23 to Sept. 1 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. A reception is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. June 23. The touring show is set to feature calligraphy, letter arts and paper arts. Visit fabulouslvscribes.weebly.com.

The Fratello Marionettes plan to perform a variety show for children up to age 11 from 1 to 2 p.m. June 24 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or fratellom.com or call 702-507-3940.

CombatCon Vegas, featuring stage combat, writing, steampunk and cosplay, is scheduled from June 25 to 28 at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road, kicking off at 6 p.m. Single-day tickets start at $45, and weekend passes start at $200. Visit combatcon.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. Performance 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. Call 702-362-7996 or visit lvlt.org.

ONGOING EVENTS

The Butterfly Habitat at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., is open each fall and spring, as temperatures permit, and features hundreds of butterflies and a variety of plants. Butterfly species are set to include mourning cloak, red admiral, painted lady, American lady, monarch and queen. A separate entrance fee is charged for the habitat, with members paying $2 and nonmembers paying $3. The habitat is slated to be open during Springs Preserve operating hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Visit springspreserve.org.

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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