THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. “The Sound of Music”: Performances by the national touring production are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 14 and 2 p.m. Aug. 13 and 14 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $36 to $127. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
2. David de Alba’s tribute to the Finocchio Club: The event features backstage anecdotes with the aid of still photos and film footage of some of the performers who graced the club’s stage. It is scheduled at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at MVIG Cultural Arts Center inside The Boulevard Mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $18 to $20. Call 702-339-0948 or 702-735-7430, or visit boulevardmall.com.
3. “Kumukahi” Ukulele and Hula Festival: The event is scheduled for Aug. 12 and 13 at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, with concerts and competitions set at 2 p.m. Aug 12 and 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Aug. 13. Admission is $25 per event. Visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Artist-in-residence candidates: The Neon Museum is seeking fall 2016 Nevada artists. Applications are due by Aug. 18. One artist or artist collective will be selected for the two-day residency, which will take place at the Neon Museum’s North Gallery on Sept. 16 and 17. The winning entry must be designed to be mobile allow for two public-engagement programs while exhibited at the Neon Museum. Following its exhibition at the Neon Museum, the winning artwork will be transported to the Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV where it will be on view until Oct. 2. Selection criteria will include demonstrated artistic excellence, quality and clarity of the proposal and quality and benefit to the public of the proposed public engagement program. The winning artist or artist collective will receive an honorarium of $1,000 to cover materials and travel costs. Visit neonmuseum.org/community/education/youth-family-programs/artist-in-residence.
Left-Handers Lunch: The event for seniors 50 or older is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 11 at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6454.
Movies in the Square: Screenings of G- and PG-rated movies are scheduled at sundown Thursdays through Aug. 18 on the Green at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. “Book of Life” is scheduled for Aug. 11 and “Rio 2” for Aug. 18. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.
Movie night: Films are set to be screened at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 25 at Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. “The Incredibles” is scheduled for Aug. 11 and “Ratatouille” for Aug. 18. Visit downtowncontainerpark.com.
Darby O’Gill and the Little People: The free performance is scheduled at 8 p.m. Aug. 11 and every Thursday until further notice at Topgolf, 4627 Koval Lane. Visit topgolf.com or call 702-933-8458.
Volunteer orientation: The event is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at Clark County Wetlands Park, 7050 Wetlands Park Lane. It is open to anyone interested in volunteering at the park and is set to provide an overview of how the park came to be, what purposes the park serves, programs and events it offers, and a tour of the Nature Center. Visit clarkcountynv.gov/wetlandspark or call 702-455-7522.
Summerland Tour: Tickets are on sale for the performances scheduled from 7 to 11 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 200 S. Third St. The show is set to include Sugar Ray, Everclear, Lit and Sponge. Tickets range from $32.11 to $50.46. Visit dlvec.com or call 702-388-2100.
20th Anniversary Performing & Visual Arts Summer Camp for Kids Gala: The event is scheduled at 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Admission is free, but a ticket is required to attend the performance. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-229-4800.
The Buckinghams: The performance, part of the 52 Fridays series, is scheduled at 8 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Golden Nugget, 129 Fremont St. Tickets are $20.71 to $118.81. Visit goldennugget.com or call 866-946-5336.
Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas: The performance is scheduled at 8 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Railhead at Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway. Tickets are $25 to $55. Concert-goers under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Visit boulderstation.sclv.com or call 702-432-7777.
Cool Summer Morning Walk: The event is scheduled at 7 a.m. Aug. 13 at Clark County Wetlands Park, 7050 Wetlands Park Lane. Participants are invited to join a nature guide for an early morning tour of the park and to learn about its animals. Visit clarkcountynv.gov/wetlandspark or call 702-455-7522.
Around the World Wine Walk: The event is set from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 13 at Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St., and will feature wine stations throughout the park. Tickets are $10 in advance. Visit downtowncontainerpark.com.
5C’s Computer Club: The Clark County Commodore Computer Club plans to host a Commodore 64 Gaming Competition at A Gamer’s Paradise, 1550 E. Tropicana Ave, at noon Aug. 13. Signup is free, and nine players will be drawn from entries to play one of three Commodore 64 games for prizes. Email email@example.com.
A Garden in the Desert: The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave. Visitors are invited to learn about the struggles of farming in the desert and the history of local agriculture while watching rangers cook using a Dutch oven and fort-grown ingredients. Admission is $1. Children 12 or younger are admitted free. Visit friendsofthefort.org or call 702-486-3511.
Back-2-School Fair: The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 13 at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave. Vendors are set to be on site, and the event is also set to include free Sno-Cones, face painting and crafts. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-1515.
Fire Department Open House: The Clark County Fire Department open house and back-to-school safety event is planned from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 13 at Station 16, 6131 E. Washington Ave. Free school supplies will be available while supplies last, along with free vision screenings for adults and children. “Jaws of Life” demonstrations also are planned, along with tours and a children’s fishing derby. Call 702-455-7327.
Disney Day At The Museum: The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place. Themed activities are set to include designing your own wand or hook, Disney trivia, exploring the early phases of animation by creating your own motion image, and mixing up your own batch of snow in celebration of Disney’s “Frozen.” Visitors are encouraged to dress up in Disney-themed costumes, but costumes aren’t required for admission. Admission to the exhibit and the rest of the museum is $14.50. Visit discoverykidslv.org or call 702-382-5437.
Nature Tales: The event is scheduled at 11 a.m. Aug. 13 at Clark County Wetlands Park, 7050 Wetlands Park Lane. Participants are invited to the Wetlands Park Cafe for story time and an animal-themed craft. Visit clarkcountynv.gov/wetlandspark or call 702-455-7522.
“Sex Covers”: The one-man, one-day show featuring art by Kris is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 13 at The Corner Gallery in The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. Visit lasvegascornergallery.com or call 702-501-9219.
Rick’s Restorations Car Show: The car show and swap meet is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 13 at Rick’s Restorations, 800 W. Mesquite Ave. The event is set to include a food vendor, and parking space-sized vendor spaces are available for $10. Contact Ally Vezeau at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-371-5005.
Beach Party Splash: The all-ages event is scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road, and is set to include swimming, games, dancing, treats, prizes, a disc jockey, and splash toys in the pool. The cost is $4. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6309.
The Scintas: The group’s limited-engagement performance schedule was extended through November. This month’s performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16, 19, 20, 26 and 27 at The Plaza, 1 Main St. Tickets are $29 to $49. A dinner and show package is available for $99. Visit plazahotelcasino.com or call 702-386-2110.
Spy Escape: The two-day seminar and training course, taught by ex-CIA agent Jason Hanson, designed to keep individuals and their families safe from danger is scheduled Aug. 17-20 at the Stratosphere Theater, 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $1,499.95 per person, plus applicable taxes and fees. Visit ticketbat.com.
Hot yoga in the Neon Boneyard: One-hour sessions are offered with certified instructor Eileen Lorraine in the Neon Museum’s boneyard, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 17 and 31. The class is appropriate for beginners to advanced yogis 18 or older (children must be accompanied by an adult guardian) and will consist of flowing vinyasa sessions set to vintage Las Vegas-inspired beats. Sessions are $18 for the public and $13 for museum members. Visit neonmuseum.org/happenings or call 702-387-6366.
Social CirKISH presents the second annual Student Showcase: The event is scheduled at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The nonprofit after-school program assists Southern Nevada’s at-risk youths with developing into functioning members of society by providing a creative circus-themed learning environment. This program teaches a number of creative and unique skills including juggling, aerial work and walking on stilts. Tickets are are complimentary; however, donations are strongly encouraged. Visit socialcirkish.org/rsvp.
Fashion Show summer movie series: Screenings are planned Wednesdays through Aug. 24 at the Fashion Show mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South, featuring free family movies in the Great Hall at 11:30 a.m. The schedule is: Aug. 17, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”; and Aug. 24, “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.” Visit thefashionshow.com.
Senior Employment Expo: The event for seniors 50 or older is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6454.
Super Senior Games Luncheon: The event for seniors 50 or older is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 J. St. The event is set to include Brazilian food and games trivia. Seniors are invited to show off their athletic ability with games while dressed as their favorite athlete. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702- 229-6125.
“A Visual Language”: The exhibition featuring works made by a combination of painting and found objects is scheduled to be on display from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday through Aug. 19 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.
“Ancient Rome — The Empire that Shaped the World”: The traveling summer exhibit is set to be on display at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, through Sept. 11. Visitors will take a hands-on journey through the Roman Imperial period, exploring military war machines, significant construction inventions such as pottery wheels and grinding mills, large-scale technical innovations such as cranes, water pumps and more. Learn to tell time using sundials and water clock and navigate ancient maps to plot a journey from Britannia (Britain) to the Far East. Admission to the museum starts at $10 for adults. Visit lvnhm.org.
“Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog”: The exhibit is set to be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 11 at the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place, and is included with the museum’s general admission price of $14.50 per person. Visit discoverykidslv.org or call 702-382-5437.
“Science Versus Fiction – Climate Change and Future Plans”: The exhibition is set to be on display from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Sept. 22 at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. An artist’s reception is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 6. The invited artists interpreted the possible outcomes of the future by using science and/or science fiction as an influence. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
“Aesthetics Primary”: The art exhibition is scheduled to be on display through Sept. 29 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. It is open to the public by appointment and during an artists’ reception set from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
“Les Folies Bergère: Entertaining Las Vegas, One Rhinestone at a Time”: The exhibition by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s Las Vegas News Bureau in partnership with the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas is set to be on display during regular business hours at the Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road, and the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas at the Springs Preserve, 309 S. Valley View Blvd., through Jan. 5, 2017. Visit tinyurl.com/lvnbfolies.
What’s in Your Closet?: The Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave., is seeking authentic artifacts from the Prohibition Era (1919-33), specifically women’s garments, accessories and other materials of fashionable consumption. The items received may be considered for display in the museum’s inaugural fashion-centric exhibition, “Ready to Roar: Evening Fashions of Prohibition Women,” scheduled for fall 2016. People can donate or loan items to be returned at the end of the exhibit. Loaned items must be available at least one month prior to the exhibition’s opening in order to properly prepare them for safe display. Submissions may be made at tinyurl.com/mobroarsub. Visit themobmuseum.org or call 702-229-2734.
Entertainers sought: Lorraine Hunt-Bono and Dennis Bono are assisting in compiling a list of entertainers who live in Las Vegas and who performed at the Riviera Hotel. Entertainers are asked to email their name and contact information with the year or years they performed at the Riviera to TheDennisBonoShow@yahoo.com. Photos may also be sent. The historic information is set to be included in the archives of Las Vegas Entertainment History.
Meet-and-greets with “Pawn Stars”: The events are scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays at the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, 713 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Meet-and-greets featuring security guard Antwaun are scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon Saturdays and ones featuring historian Mark Hall-Patton are scheduled from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free, but Gold & Silver Pawn is accepting donations for a variety of charities throughout the summer on Thursdays. Visit gspawn.com or call 702-385-7912.
WORTH A DRIVE
“Bring It On”: Super Summer Theatre performances of the hip-hop- and rap-infused cheerleading musical are scheduled under the stars at 8:05 p.m. Aug. 11-13, 17-20 and 24-27 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Tickets are $12.95 in advance for Wednesdays and Thursdays and $15.95 for Fridays and Saturdays and $20 at the gate if available. Children 5 or younger get in free. Visit supersummertheatre.org.
Night Hike: The free activity is planned from 8 to 9 p.m. Aug. 12, 19 and 26 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road. The night hike is rated easy with mostly paved paths and gravel over small hills. Participants are invited to bring a flashlight. Space is limited. Registration is required. Visit gomtcharleston.com or email email@example.com.
Opa at Divine: A hands-on cooking class exploring Greek and Mediterranean food is scheduled from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Divine Cafe at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The class fee is $80.10 for Springs Preserve members and $89 for others. Reservations at eventbrite.com are required.
Las Vegas Soaring Club: The club plans to celebrate 80 years of safe operations from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13, National Model Aviation Day, with the Electrics Over Red Rocks Festival at its airstrip, two miles west of Charleston Boulevard and the 215 Beltway. Free activities for kids, food and a raffle are planned with proceeds to benefit Disabled American Veterans. Call 702-530-0900 or visit lvsoaringclub.org.
Pokemon at the Library: A Pokemon Go event is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. All 13 Las Vegas-Clark County Library District branches are Pokestops, but the Summerlin Library is also a PokeGym. Expect lure modules running the entire time, Pokemon trivia games and Pokemon pins giveaways. Light refreshments and a Kona Ice truck are planned. Call 702-507-3860 or visit lvccld.org.
Coyote CountryFest: Cole Swindell, Jon Pardi, Love and Theft, Brett Young and Sierra Black are among performers slated to appear at the festival at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 in the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $20. Visit orleansarena.com.
Back to School: A variety of fairs to get students ready for the new school year are expected to take place at the Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road. A fashion show featuring clothes from various retailers is scheduled at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Aug. 13. The 20th annual Back-to-School event is set from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 20. The mall is expected to launch Operation School Bell, a partnership with Hot 97.5-FM and the Assistance League that provides a school supply drive. Through Aug. 19, people can also enter to win a $500 shopping spree. Visit galleriaatsunset.com.
EMG Town Hall on Veterans Treatment Courts: The town hall is set from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Veterans Transition Resource Center, 2550 Nature Park Drive, Suite 200. Adults are invited to discuss discrepancies about the Nevada Revised Statute 176A.280, 176A.285 and 176A.290, and to contribute ideas to nonpartisan Bill Draft Request 57, which is set to be introduced during the 2017 Nevada Legislature. Admission is free, but registration is required. Visit emgnv.com.
Guided Hikes: The free activity is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 14, 21 and 28 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road. An interpretive naturalist is set to lead small groups on an easy-to-moderate trail, sharing information about the trail, flora and fauna and the Spring Mountains. Space is limited. Registration is required. Visit gomtcharleston.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sawyer Summer Stage: Thanks to a grant from The Rogers Foundation, students in Sawyer Middle School’s summer theater program are set to produce the 9-11 memorial play “War at Home” at 4 p.m. Aug. 18 at the school, 5450 Redwood St. A dinner show performance is set for 4:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at the school. The show is also set to be performed at 6 p.m. Aug. 25 and 26 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Admission is free, but donations for Paws and Stripes, an organization that provides service dogs to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, will be accepted. Visit lvccld.org.
Charity hockey game: Las Vegas Valley Area Firefighters are set to take on NHL ECHL stars and alumni in the game set for 5 p.m. Aug. 20 at the SoBe Ice Arena at the Fiesta Rancho, 2400 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids, and tickets are available at the arena box office. Proceeds will benefit Wesley Payton’s Battle With Leukemia. Visit GoFundMe.com/S99HQ7Q3K.
Harry Potter Art Show: A group art show of work inspired by Harry Potter is scheduled to be on display throughout August at The Bubblegum Gallery, 1800 S. Industrial Road, Suite 207D. Visit facebook.com/thebubblegumgallery.
Water on the Meadow: Rangers and volunteers are set to roll out the slip n’ slide for water play in the meadow from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 21 and 27 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159. Swim suites are suggested as are baby shampoo donations to help make the slide slippery. Entry to the park is $7 for Nevada residents. Call 702-875-4141 or email email@example.com.
“Desert Survivor!”: A new animal show is set to feature a rotating cast of critters including the desert night snake, desert tortoise, kangaroo rat, California kingsnake, desert tarantula, gopher snake, chuckwalla and more in 30-minute shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily through Aug. 21 inside the Big Springs Theatre in the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Shows are free with paid admission. Visit springspreserve.org.
“All About Clay”: The exhibit by the Nevada Clay Guild is set to be on display during regular library hours through Aug. 21 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive, showing stoneware and porcelain works by guild members. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3860.
Drone Academy: A drone certification program is slated to take place Aug. 22-26 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. People can choose different options such as the one-day beginners’ course for $499, the two-day professional or small business operator course for $899, or the four-day “Drone Master” course for $1,599. Call 702-796-7111 or visit southpointcasino.com.
Polage art: The work of local artist Austine Wood Comarow featuring polarized filters and light is set to be on display through Sept. 18 in the Big Springs Gallery in the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org.
“No Ordinary Life”: The free exhibition of artwork by Kim Johnson is set to be displayed through Oct. 1 at the Left of Center Art Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road. The exhibit visually explores the diverse, natural order and design around people with subtle nuances of how people operate on sociological, psychological and primal levels. Hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Call 702-647-7378.
Commander Cody: The performance, part of the Boulder Blues series, is scheduled at 6 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Railhead at Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway. Tickets for the 21-or-older event are $5. Visit boulderstation.sclv.com or call 702-432-7777.
Sunset Photo Tour: The event is scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The cost is $75 or $60 for Nevada locals, seniors 65 or older, students, veterans or active military members with valid ID. Visit neonmuseum.org or call 702-387-6366.
“Annie” coming to Winchester stage: The Winchester Headliners Theater Program plans to present “Annie: the Musical” at 6 p.m. Aug. 18-20 and 2 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Winchester Cultural Center Theater, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $7 for general admission and $5 on Sunday and can be purchased in person, from a cast member or at ClarkCountyNV.gov/parksregistration.
“Dave Damiani and Renee Olstead — Bending the Standard”: The performance is scheduled at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $25 to $45. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
Wonderground: The monthly magic and variety event is scheduled at 8 p.m. Aug. 18 at The Olive Mediterranean, 3850 Sunset Road. There are performances at 8, 9 and 10 p.m. and admission is $10 for the night. Visit vegaswonderground.com or call 702-451-8805.
Dave Koz and David Sanborn — Side by Side: The performance is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $29 to $99. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
Poets’ Corner: The event for participants 17 or older is scheduled at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The monthly forum for established poets and open-mic participants is hosted by Keith Brantley. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.
Paul Revere’s Raiders with Mitch Ryder: The performance, part of the 52 Fridays series, is scheduled at 8 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Golden Nugget, 129 Fremont St. Tickets are $20.71 to $140.61. Visit goldennugget.com or call 866-946-5336.
Happy Hour Fundraiser: The fourth annual event to benefit Happy Home Animal Sanctuary is planned from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 19 at Blue Martini at Town Square Las Vegas, 6593 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $18 in advance and $25 the day of the event, and each guest will receive a free drink ticket. Entertainment, a silent auction and raffle prizes also are planned. The event is for those 21 or older. Visit 4thhappyhourbluemartini.eventbrite.com.
Black & White Party: Aid for AIDS of Nevada’s 30th annual event is planned for 8 p.m. Aug. 20 at Aria, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Cuisine from Aria’s finest restaurants is planned, along with entertainment, a silent auction and more. General admission is $50 and includes entrance to the official LGBT after-party at Piranha Nightclub and Temptations Sundays pool party at Luxor Aug. 21. VIP tickets are $125 and include early entry at 7 p.m. as well as a VIP after-party at Jewel Nightclub. The event is for those 21 or older. Visit afanlv.org.
Native American Basket Craft: The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave. The self-guided activity meant for children 11 or younger allows them to make a replica Native American basket using a paper cup and raffia string. Admission is $1, but children 12 or younger are admitted free. Visit friendsofthefort.org or call 702-486-3511.
Watercolor Flowers for Adults: The event is scheduled at 11 a.m. Aug. 20 at Clark County Wetlands Park, 7050 Wetlands Park Lane. Advanced registration is requested at tinyurl.com/wcflow. Visit clarkcountynv.gov/wetlandspark or call 702-455-7522.
“Chadwick Johnson — Remember Love”: The performance is scheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $25 to $35. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
Paint Around a Poem: The event is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 20 at The Corner Gallery in The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. Visit lasvegascornergallery.com or call 702-501-9219.
20th Anniversary Performing & Visual Arts Summer Camp for Kid’s “AMANDLA … Power to US!”: The event is scheduled at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Admission is free, but a ticket is required to attend the performance. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-229-4800.
Bats and the Park: The event is scheduled at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at Clark County Wetlands Park, 7050 Wetlands Park Lane. The evening bat walk with Nevada Department of Wildlife staff is set to educate the public about the misunderstood mammals and the important role they play in ecology. Participants are also set to hear them with a bat scanner. Visit clarkcountynv.gov/wetlandspark or call 702-455-7522.
The Making of the Las Vegas Consumption Experience in a Historical Perspective: The lecture by Paul Franke, part of the UNLV University Libraries Center for Gaming Research’s Eadington Fellows Colloquium Series, is scheduled at 3 p.m. Aug. 20 at Lied Library’s Goldfield Room at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
Community Safety Forum on Elder Abuse: The free event is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Mob Museum, 300 E. Stewart Ave. Visit themobmuseum.org or call 702-229-2734.
Hawaiian Luau: The event for seniors 50 or older is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 J. St. It is set to include Hawaiian food, music and dance. Admission is $5. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6125.
Helen Stewart and the Las Vegas Ranch: The history talk about the woman of great fortitude whose experience at the ranch bridges the historical gap between the Old West and modern Las Vegas is scheduled at 11 a.m. Aug. 27 at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave. Admission is $. Children 12 or younger are admitted free. Visit friendsofthefort.org or call 702-486-3511.
Poet Patricia Smith in Las Vegas: The event is scheduled at 2 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Poet and author Patricia Smith is set to read from her work and conduct a poetry workshop as part of Clark County Poet Laureate Bruce Isaacson’s Poets of National Stature series. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
Yes: Tickets are on sale for the performance by the British progressive rock band scheduled from 8 to 11 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 200 S. Third St. Tickets are $41 to $73. Visit dlvec.com or call 702-388-2100.
Coffee with the Mayor: Ward 3 residents looking to meet and converse with Mayor Carolyn Goodman are invited to attend the event set for 8 a.m. Aug. 30 at PublicUs, 1126 Fremont St. City Councilman Bob Coffin also is set to attend.
Glen Meek on the Vegas Call Girl Racket: The event, part of the Wiseguy Speaker Series, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Mob Museum, 300 E. Stewart Ave. This event is free with museum admission and for museum members. Visit themobmuseum.org or call 702-229-2734.
Music of the Classic Horn Bands with the Lon Bronson Band: The performance is scheduled at 8 p.m. Sept. 2 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $15 to $35. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
Race Against Prostate and Ovarian Cancer: The sixth annual This One’s for the Boys and Girls 2-Mile Walk and 3-Mile Run is scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at Myron Partridge Track Stadium at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The event is set to benefit 21st Century CARE and Cancer Train, both organizations dedicated to cancer patients in Southern Nevada by providing financial assistance to patients receiving cancer treatment. Registration is $25 online or $30 the day of the event. Visit 21stcenturycare.org.
Las Vegas Philharmonic Spotlight Concert: The performance featuring Kodály’s Duo for Violin and Cello, Opus 7, Beethoven’s String Trio in C Minor, Opus 9, No. 3 and Mozart’s Quartet in F Major, K. 370 is scheduled at 7:30 Sep. 22 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $70. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
Motley Brews’ Downtown Brew Festival: Tickets are on sale for the event scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Tickets are $35 to $70 until Sept. 16. Visit downtownbrewfestival.com.
Deepak Chopra, The Future of Wellbeing: The event is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $35 to $175. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
Bereavement Support Group: The event is scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Southwest Medical Lifestyle Center – East, 5820 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 100. Call 702-797-2353.
Tobacco Cessation Program: The event is scheduled from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursdays at the Southwest Medical Lifestyle Center – East, 5820 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 100. Call 702-797-2353.
Art Lynch Acting Classes: The classes are scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturdays at the Corner Gallery in the Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. Visit lasvegascornergallery.com or call 702-501-9219.
Computer Class: The event for older adults is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays at the Southwest Medical Lifestyle Center – East, 5820 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 100d . Call 702-797-2353.
Wii Bowling: The event for older adults is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at the Southwest Medical Lifestyle Center – East, 5820 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 100. Call 702-797-2353.
Tropicana pool: This season, admission is free before 1 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays to the pool at the Tropicana, 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Fridays through Sundays and holidays, the cost is $10 all day for locals.
Social CirKish: Acrobatic performance and social skill development classes for youths 13 to 19 are planned from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. Email Shannon Pates Xhola at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Failure Is An Option!”: The original comedy show featuring anti-success guru Tom Rubin is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. nightly (dark Tuesday and Wednesday) in the Sin City Theatre at Planet Hollywood Resort, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $49.95 for general admission and $59.95 for VIP front rows. Visit failureisanoption.vegas.
Rhythm of Life drum classes: Percussionist and musical facilitator L.A. is scheduled to instruct classes from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the City of the World gallery at 1229 S. Casino Center Blvd. The cost is $35 per class. Visit cityoftheworld.org or call 702-409-7549.
‘Frankie Moreno — Under the Influence’: The show is scheduled at 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday at Planet Hollywood Resort, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $33 to $88 at ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
Free open rehearsals of “Mystere”: Cirque du Soleil invites visitors and locals to get an inside look at “Mystere” from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays and 4:30 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Guests are also set to receive an offer of two tickets to the show for $99. Call 702-894-7722.
Story time in the Square: The event for children featuring interactive story time with a storyteller reading from classic children’s tales and new favorites is scheduled at 11 a.m. Wednesdays through June at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.
Look inside “Ka”: Cirque du Soleil invites visitors and locals to get an inside look at “Ka,” as it reveals the history, background and science behind the show in free Ka Theatre Spectacular open houses scheduled for 11 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The open houses will highlight the work, inspiration and technology used in the $165 million production. Call 702-891-7940.
Down and Derby: The 21-or-older event is scheduled at 10 p.m. every first and third Wednesday at the Gold Spike, 217 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Admission and skate rental are free. Visit goldspike.com or call 702-476-1082.
African drum class: Master teacher “Papa” Diarra Zumana is scheduled to instruct this class from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Baobab Stage at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The cost is $20. Visit baobabstage.com or call 702-202-8010.
“Matt and Mattingly’s Bucket Show”: Performances are scheduled at 11:30 p.m Wednesdays at the Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St., Suite 145. The two-man improv show with musical accompaniment is free, but audience members are encouraged to pay what they want into a bucket at the end of the performance. Visit mattandmattingly.com.