East Valley Community Events Calendar, July 2-8, 2015


Ward 5 Coffee with the Councilman is scheduled from 9 to 10 a.m. July 2 at Starbucks, 751 N. Rancho Drive. The public is invited to meet with Ward 5 Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow for coffee and conversation on how to improve Ward 5 and the city. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov.

Midnight Mayhem is scheduled from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. July 3 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is offers a safe alternative to illegal street racing and is open to any street-legal vehicle and any licensed driver. The fee is $15 to race or ride along and $5 for spectators. Visit lvms.com or call 702-632-8213.

Performances during the Stratosphere’s Level 8 Pool Summer Concert Series are scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. July 4 and 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 8 and Sept. 7. The concerts are free with $10 pool admission ($5 for Take Vegas Back members). Visit takevegasback.com.

The SLS Las Vegas is set to kick off its summer live concert series with a concert by MSTRKRFT on July 4 at the hotel-casino, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $22, and a season pass is $165. Visit vegasseven.com/sls.

A Fourth of July concert featuring alternative rock band Lit is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. July 4 at the Downtown Grand, 206 N. Third St. Tickets are $20 and include a free drink. Visit downtowngrand.com.

An Old Fort History Tour is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 4 at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave. Admission is $1 per person and free for children 12 or younger. Visit friendsofthefort.org or call 702-486-3511.

As part of the Speakeasy Cinema Classic Mob Noir Series, a screening of the 1950 film “Dark City” is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. July 8 at the historic courtroom in the Mob Museum, 300 E. Stewart Ave. Tickets are $15 for nonmembers and $12 for members. Tickets to the series are $50 for nonmembers and $40 for members. Prices include one alcoholic beverage per film. Visit the themobmuseum.org or call 702-229-2734.

“Coupled,” an exhibition by artists who are married, united or coexisting with other artists, is scheduled to be on display during regular business hours through July 16 at the Las Vegas City Hall Chamber Gallery, 495 S. Main St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

“Wunder Kammer,” an exhibit featuring the art of Kim Johnson, is scheduled to be on display through July 17 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Johnson’s sculptures and assemblages evoke the wonder chamber or cabinets of curiosity, a concept initiated in the 15th century for rooms and cabinets filled with items of natural, scientific, philosophic and alternative or fabricated artistic curiosities. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.

The Art at the Cafe exhibit “On the Road … Nevada” is set to feature mixed media works on paper through July 26 at Rachel’s Kitchen in The Ogden, 150 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Suite 160. The Southern Nevada Senior Law Foundation is set to receive a 10 percent donation from all artwork sales throughout the show. Call Mark Vranesh at 702-245-6077 or email markvranesh@gmail.com.

The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas announced locations for the 2015 Summer Food Service Program, a federally funded program administered by the Nevada Department of Agriculture to youths living in low-income areas. The academy is providing the free nutritious meals through Aug. 23 to youths 18 or younger, Monday through Friday. Meals are set to be provided at the following locations: 100 Academy of Excellence, 2341 Comstock Drive; Las Vegas Abundant Life, 1720 N. J St.; Agape Health, 3650 N. Rancho Drive, Suite 106; A Brighter Day Family Service, 2275 Renaissance Drive, Suite D; Brooks Behavioral Health Center, 3050 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 110; Fresh Wind Ministries, 3660 N. Rancho Drive; Hacienda Hills Apartments, 2125 Las Vegas Blvd. North; Horizon Crest Apartments, 13 W. Owens Ave.; Impact Las Vegas, 8991 W. Flamingo Road, Suite A; Kingdom Ministries, 1220 S. Commerce St.; Liberty Village Apartments, 4870 Nellis Oasis Lane; Marble Manor, 900 Morgan Ave.; Nevada Care Centers, 1721 E. Charleston Blvd.; New Discovery Behavioral Center, 3660 N. Rancho Drive; Pearson Community Center, 1625 W. Carey Ave.; Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1730 N. Pecos Road; Reformation Lutheran Church, 580 E. St. Louis Ave.; Richard Steele Boxing Club, 2475 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 110; Rock the Tea, 6380 S. Valley View Blvd., Suite 304; Rose Garden Townhouses, 16 E. Webb Ave.; The Salvation Army of Southern Nevada, 2900 Palomino Lane; Walker House Apartments, 2700 S. Valley View Blvd.; and the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Email gpearce@theculinaryacademy.org or call 702-924-2102.


A free screening of the 1985 film “The Goonies” is scheduled at 7:30 July 9 at the Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. Visit downtowncontainerpark.com.

Performances of “Re-Designing Women” are scheduled at 5 p.m. July 9-11, 13 and 16-18 and 5 p.m. July 12 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.

As part of the Children’s Summer Concert Series, “The Great Pizza Contest” by Page Turner Adventures is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. July 9 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Tickets for the interactive play are $3. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

The Mob Museum, 300 E. Stewart Ave. plans to host the Special Agents of Summer youth summer camp from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 27-31. The cost per camper is $240. Participants are set to learn about the history, tools and techniques used by law enforcement personnel to tackle organized crime. Space is limited to 25 attendees, and early registration is recommended. Museum members receive a discount. The fee includes breakfast and lunch each day of camp and is nonrefundable. Visit the themobmuseum.org or call 702-229-2734.


Performances of “Matt and Mattingly’s Bucket Show” 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.

Fit4Mom Stroller Strides classes are scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until July inside Town Square Park at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit lasvegas.fit4mom.com or call 702-882-1795.

Poet Lee Mallory plans to present Sevens Live!, a new music, comedy and spoken-arts showcase, from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays inside the Cantina at the Silver Sevens, 4100 Paradise Road. Admission is free with a one-drink minimum. Call 702-733-7300 repeated item.

An African drum class with master teacher “Papa” Diarra Zumana is scheduled 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 with percussionist and musical facilitator L.A. are scheduled 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.

“Improv Kingdom” is scheduled at 8 p.m. Mondays at the Baobab Stage at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. A drop-in improv class is scheduled at 6 p.m. The cost is $10 for the class or the show or $15 for both. Visit tinyurl.com/impkdom or call 702-202-8010.

Joke Kune Do is scheduled at 9:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. The two-team improv competition is hosted by Paul Mattingly. Tickets are $10. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.

“Don’t Quit Your Day Job” is scheduled at 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. The show features a weekly one-on-one interview with a special guest designed to inspire improvised scenes. Tickets are $10. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.

A Beyond Recreation Program for people with disabilities ages 7 to 21 is planned from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through June 8 at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., and the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive. Formerly known as the Lorenzi Adaptive Recreation Program, it offers community outings, sports, games, arts and crafts, swimming and movies. The cost is $27 for one to three days, $36 for four days or $45 for five days. The program is closed holidays. To register, call 702-229-6358, 702-229-4903, 702-229-6358 or 702-229-4903.

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