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East Valley Community Events Calendar, Jan. 21-27, 2016

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. “The Passion of Love by Zinovy”: The show, featuring music with vibrant visual art blended by composer and painter Zinovy Shersher, is scheduled to be on display from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Jan. 21 through March 1, at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. An opening reception is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-4010.

2. “Reservoir Dolls”: Performances of the play, written by Erika Soerensen and based on the film “Reservoir Dogs” by Quentin Tarantino, are scheduled at 8 p.m. Jan. 21-23, 28-30 and at 2 p.m. Jan. 24 and 31 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $20. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.

3. Riverdance — The 20th Anniversary World Tour:The event is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26-31 and 2 p.m. Jan. 30 and 31 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $29 to $129. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

“Ignominious Refuse”: The exhibition featuring the work of Brent Holmes is scheduled to be on display from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays Jan. 26 through March 11 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. An artist’s reception is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.

“Moscow Nights and the Golden Gates”: The evening of Russian folk music, dance and stories is scheduled at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Living Green Super Recycle Day: The event is planned from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Thomas & Mack Center parking lot, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. People can donate items, including computers, printers, cell phones, flat screen monitors and TVs, gaming consoles and games, wires and cables, clothes and accessories, shoes, all housewares, furniture, decor and art, tools, small appliances, linens, sporting goods, musical instruments and more (tube or projection TVs cannot be accepted). The Care Coalition will be collecting unused or expired medicine to dispose of properly, while Spread the Word Nevada will be collecting new and gently used children’s books. Shred-It will accept up to four bags or boxes of documents to be shredded on site. RC Willey will have a limited supply of $25 gift cards for participants.

Christine Ebersole — Big Noise From Winnetka: Performances are scheduled at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 and 23 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $39 to $59. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Wheelchair Basketball Tournament: The event is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 22 and 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at UNLV’s Paul McDermott Physical Education Complex, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Admission is free for spectators. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

Olivia Lane: The performance is scheduled at 10 p.m. Jan. 22 at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country at Town Square Las Vegas, 6611 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets for the 18-or-older event are $10. Visit stoneysrockincountry.com or call 702-435-2855.

#TrytheTower: The partial tower practice climb for the Scale the Strat race is scheduled from 7 to 9 a.m. Jan. 23 at the Stratosphere, 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The practice climb will allow participants access to the stairwells at the very top of Stratosphere Tower, Level 101 to Level 112. The cost is $30, and the Stratosphere has offered for each climber to receive two coupons for free admission for the Stratosphere Tower for use at a later date. Sign up at action.lung.org/TrytheTower2016 or register onsite the day of the practice climb by the Top of World podium inside Stratosphere Tower on the second level, starting at 6:30 a.m. The American Lung Association’s Scale the Strat race is set for Feb. 28. Visit scalethestrat.com.

Star Wars Day: The event is planned from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place. Special Star Wars and space-related programming and special guests are planned. For the full schedule, visit discoverykidslv.org.

Morris Day and The Time: The performance is scheduled at 8 p.m. Jan. 23. at Sam’s Town Live! at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Tickets start at $25. Visit any Boyd Gaming box office, call 702-284-7777 or visit samstownlv.com.

Think For Yourself — A Restoration Of Our True Selves: The multi-media conversation series facilitated by Alfatari Richards is set to continue Jan. 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Admission is free. Call 702-229-4800 or visit artslasvegas.org.

Spring class registration: Registration for classes is scheduled during regular business hours through Jan. 24 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Classes include African dance for children, ballet, and audio engineering and are scheduled for Feb. 24 through April 12. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.

The A, B, C & Ds of Medicare: The event is scheduled at 3 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Volunteers from the Nevada State Health Insurance Assistance Program are set to provide free assistance, counseling and education with respect to many problems that seniors encounter regarding Medicare, supplemental health insurance and long-term care options. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

“Out of the Past”: The screening, part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou series “Femme Fatales, Gumshoes & Film Noir” is scheduled at 1 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Remembering Sheriff Ralph Lamb: The event is scheduled at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Sunset Photo Tour: The event is planned from 4 to 5 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The cost is $75 and $60 for Nevada residents, serniors 65 or older, students, veterans and active military personnel with valid ID. Visit neonmuseum.org.

Clean out Your Closet Garage Sale: The indoor garage/yard sale is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road. Admission is free for shoppers. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6454.

50 Years of Civil Liberties in the Silver State: The history panel hosted by The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Inspire Theatre, 107 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The panel is set to be moderated by UNLV associate professor Dr. Michael Green and include Renee Diamond and Caryll Dziedziak of UNLV, Sen. David Parks of District 7, and Dennis McBride, director of the Nevada State Museum. Visit inspirelasvegas.com or call 702-750-0017.

The Composer’s Showcase of Las Vegas: The event is scheduled at 10:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $20 to $25. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Temporary Public Art Workshop: A workshop regarding upcoming temporary public art projects planned in the city is scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Registration is open through Jan. 27 or until full. To register, email your name, area of interest and contact phone number to jstrayer@lasvegasnevada.gov. For more information, call 702-229-5431.

(Monkey): The exhibition is scheduled by appointment through Feb. 20 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. The annual invitational fine art exhibit focuses on Chinese heritage. Because the coming 2016 Chinese New Year is the Year of the Monkey, artists are asked to make pieces that include the monkey and signifiers, images, or visual concepts that honor and celebrate Chinese tradition. A meet-the-artists reception is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

Public Employee Art Exhibit: The exhibition is scheduled to be on display from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Feb. 4 at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

Aquatic classes: High School Tune-up swim classes are planned through Feb. 20 at Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road. The classes are meant to teach and improve swimming techniques and build endurance by learning how to use a diving block and make flip turns. Students will also learn swim meet etiquette and how a meet is run. Friday class from 6 to 7:30 p.m. will focus on strokes and technique, and Saturday class from 9 to 10:30 a.m. will focus on endurance, starts and turns. The tune-up classes are $4 per visit. The pool also plans to offer American Red Cross Lifeguard Training classes for those 15 or older on weekends or nights beginning in January. Trainees must pass the prerequisites on the first day before they are taught and certified in lifeguard training, CPR/AED and first aid. Call 702-229-6309 or visit lasvegasparksandrec.com.

Vintage Urban Collection:The exhibition of works by Alexander P. Huerta are scheduled to be on display from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday through March 8 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

WORTH A DRIVE

West Side Photo Club: The free club plans to meet from 7 to 9 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at Summerlin Hospital, 657 N. Town Center Drive. It is looking for active, experienced photographers willing to share their knowledge and passion for digital photography. The varied meeting agenda promotes the technical, artistic and social aspects of photography. Email westsidephotoclub@yahoo.com to request a meeting agenda.

Date Night in the Kitchen: Divine Events is set to kick off couples’ cooking classes in the Divine Cafe at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Learn to prepare a four-course dinner featuring Spanish Tapas, French salads, Italian risottos and Portuguese desserts paired with wines from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 22. Admission is $178 per couple or $160.20 for Springs Preserve members. Reservations are required. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

“Big Fish”: The Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts plans to present performances of “Big Fish” Jan 22-31 at Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School, 2015 S. Hualapai Way. The musical, directed by Erik Ball, will be presented in Faith’s state-of-the-art theater at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $6 to $20. Visit faithconservatory.com.

Fine art paint parties: City Lights Art Gallery, 3 E. Army St., plans to host the events from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 23 for up to 10 participants. Artists are set to lead the events. The cost is $35 per person and includes all art materials and refreshments. The parties, meant to raise funds for scholarships benefiting local art students, are set to be held monthly every second and fourth Saturday. Call 702-260-0300 or email citylightscoop@centurylink.net to RSVP. Visit citylightsartgallery.com.

Junior Master Gardener open houses: The Nevada Cooperative Extension plans to host an open house for its Junior Master Gardener program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Research Center and Demonstration Orchard’s Children’s Garden, 4600 Horse Road in North Las Vegas. A second open house is planned for the same time on Jan. 30 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. View projects and collect information on the upcoming sessions for children 7 to 12 that are set to begin in February. Junior Master Gardener Ambassadors will be on hand, and a make-and-take project, tours of the children’s demonstration gardens and refreshments are planned. Registration for the spring sessions will be available. Call Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523 or email johnsonk@unce.unr.edu.

Sinatra’s Centennial: The Las Vegas News Bureau plans to celebrate Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday with photographs in an exhibit set to run Jan. 26 through March 20 during regular hours at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-6030.

Singles Travel Club: The Las Vegas Singles Travel and Social Club, a group of mature singles interested in local, national and international travel, plan to meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd. This month’s speaker is slated to discuss visiting Argentina. A small fee is charged to cover refreshments and the cost of the meeting room. Guests are always welcome. Call 702-873-8309.

Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival: The 15th annual festival is scheduled through Jan. 24, with most films set to screen at the Adelson Educational Campus, 9700 Hillpointe Road. The remaining schedule is: “Dough,” 7 p.m. Jan. 21, Cinemark Theatres in the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South; “Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict,” 7 p.m. Jan. 23, Adelson Campus; “Rosenwald,” 1 p.m. Jan. 24, Adelson Campus; and “The Liberators,” 3:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Adelson Campus. All films will be accompanied by the filmmakers, or related experts in the subject matter, who will provide introductions and moderate post-screening discussions with the audience. Tickets are $10 at lvjff.org.

Go Red Total Makeover: The event is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 6 at Macy’s in Downtown Summerlin, 2075 Festival Plaza Drive, in conjunction with the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign. Interactive makeover stations will be located throughout the store. A Go Red Total Makeover winner is being sought to highlight at the event and will receive a $500 Macy’s gift card. Entries must be submitted by Jan. 24 at tinyurl.com/jc6wvxy. For criteria, visit goredforwomen.org.

Digging in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt: A free presentation on the topic is planned at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Nevada State College auditorium, 1021 E. Paradise Hills Drive. It is open to the public. Dr. Paul Buck is set to be digging several 3,000-year-old royal burial tombs in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt, during the 2016 spring semester as part of the Pacific Lutheran University Valley of the Kings Project. Email paul.buck@nsc.edu.

“Tribes”: A play by Nina Raine, directed by T. J. Larsen and Jacob Moore, is scheduled for 8 p.m. Jan. 21-23 and 2 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Black Box at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors or students. Visit lvlt.org.

“Middletown”: The play by Will Eno, to be directed by Ela Rose, is set to be performed at 8 p.m. Jan. 21-23 and 28-30 and at 2 p.m. Jan. 23, 24 and 31 on the main stage at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for seniors or students. Visit lvlt.org.

Tree care: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans to present its annual Professional Tree Care Seminar and Workshop in English on Jan. 22 and in Spanish on Jan. 29, both from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Early registration will begin at 6 a.m. both days. This year’s emphasis is on urban tree care, including best practices for tree health. The cost is $25 with pre-registration or $30 at the door and includes the full-day seminar, handouts, coffee and beverages, CEUs and lunch. Register at 2016treecareseminarenglish.eventbrite.com. For more information, call ‘Chelle Reed at 702-257-5536 or email reedc@unce.unr.edu, or for the Spanish seminar, call Martha Barajas at 702-257-5522 or email barajasm@unce.unr.edu.

Gardening in Small Places: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans the hands-on workshop on pruning from 8 a.m. to noon. Jan. 23. Taught by Dr. Angela O’Callaghan, the class is designed to show the what, when, where, why and how of pruning a landscape to keep plants healthy. Bring pruners (but do not buy them for class; that is a topic to be addressed), gloves and eye protection. Class space is limited and pre-registration is required. There is a $25 fee for each class that includes class materials. To register for the workshop held at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, contact Elaine Fagin at fagine@unce.unr.edu or call 702-257-5573. To register online, visit tinyurl.com/gp6nqne. Upcoming Gardening in Small Places workshop dates are Feb. 20, vegetables; March 19, composting; April 9, irrigation; May 7, problem solving; and June 11, organic gardening.

Homebuyer’s Education Seminar: The Nevada Partners seminar is planned from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 27 in the meeting room at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Learn about the process from A to Z, including managing your money to achieve your financial goals; the importance of good credit; and sustaining homeownership once you’ve achieved it. Upon completion of this eight-hour seminar, the participant receives a Homebuyers Education Certificate, a requirement for most down payment assistance programs. Workshops are free and open to the public. To register, call 702-924-2100, ext. 230. Additional sessions are planned in February. For more information, call 702-507-3717 or visit lvccld.org.

Utah Shakespeare Company Tour: The Utah Shakespeare Company plans to bring its 75-minute education outreach production of “Hamlet” to town at 2 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The program is free, but tickets are required. Get them at artslasvegas.org.

Free ski lessons: Complimentary coaching from certified ski and snowboard instructors is planned at the Lee Canyon Ski & Snowboard Resort, 6725 Lee Canyon Road, to any visitor at any time. Guests 13 or younger may participate in the free coaching program only when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Visit leecanyonlv.com.

Junior Master Gardener: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans to offer the hands-on program for children 7 to 12 starting in February. The first classes of the eight-session program are set for 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 6 at the Research Center & Demonstration Orchard, 4600 Horse Drive, for residents in the north valley, and 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 13 at the Lifelong Learning Center’s Outdoor Education Center, 8050 Paradise Road, for residents in the south valley. Children will learn about plants, water, soil, vegetables and more. The program also helps foster leadership skills and community service, organizers said. The eight-session class fee is $52, and sessions are planned twice monthly. Register by contacting Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523 or emailing johnsonk@unce.unr.edu. Visit jmgkids.us.

Community Safety Forum: The Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave., plans to host a free Community Safety Forum from 2 to 3 p.m. the third Sunday of each month through 2016. Each presentation includes free general admission to the museum following the presentation as well as livestreaming of the event. Topics announced so far are: Feb. 21, The Active Shooter, with officers from the MACTAC (Multiple-Assault Counter Terrorism Action Capability) unit talking about active shooter awareness, incident response and workplace violence; and March 20, The Ins and Outs of the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, including information about the progression of a criminal case from arrest to post-conviction procedures. Call 702-229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.

Cirque Run: Cirque du Soleil is set to host its 15th annual Run Away with Cirque du Soleil community 5K run and 1-mile fun walk March 12 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Onsite registration is set to start at 7 a.m. Pre-race activities are slated to begin at 8 a.m. with the race starting at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $37 for the 5K and $27 for the 1-mile in advance or $3 more after March 1. Register at tinyurl.com/run2016.

PLAN AHEAD

Business 101 — Franchising 101: The event, co-sponsored by SCORE, is scheduled at 6 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Brodie Stewart: The performance is scheduled at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country at Town Square Las Vegas, 6611 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets for the 18-or-older event are $10. Visit stoneysrockincountry.com or call 702-435-2855.

Steamathon 2: The Empire: The Steampunk convention is scheduled Jan. 29-31 at Main Street Station, 200 N. Main St. The event is set to include vendor booths, panels and performances including Frenchy and the Punk and the Velveteen Band. Admission starts at $47.77. Visit steamathon.com.

Stretching and Seated Yoga class with Carol Dickman:The event is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 30 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Las Vegas Jazz Society: The society plans to present the Rick Vittallo Quartet from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Montara Estates Club House, 4803 S. Mojave Road. The cost is $12 for society members and $15 for nonmembers. Call 702-313-6778.

Black History Month Essay & Art Contest: The deadline for the 37th contest for grades kindergarten through high school is 5 p.m. Feb. 5. Youth in grades kindergarten through third are encouraged to enter the creative expressions art contest. Older youths are encouraged to enter the essay contest, which is divided into three divisions: Elementary School (150 words), Middle School (250 words) and High School (400 words). The topic is, “How can we eliminate racism in the world?” First-, second- and third-place winners in each division will recite their essays or present their drawings at a banquet event in their honor at 6 p.m. Feb. 19. Essays may be turned in at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., or emailed to cfranklin@lasvegasnevada.gov. For more information, call 702-229-1515.

“Cinderella”: The performance presented by the Nevada Ballet Theatre is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 and 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $29 to $139. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME: The circus is scheduled for 7 p.m. June 16-18, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. June 18, and 1 and 5 p.m. June 19 at the Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $20 to $50. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

ONGOING

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.

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 smp4984@gmail.com.

“Matt and Mattingly’s Bucket Show”: Performances are scheduled at 10 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.

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.

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

“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.

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