East Valley Community Events Calendar, July 28-Aug. 3, 2016

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. Painted Stories Duel in The Library: The event is scheduled at 2 p.m. July 31 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. It is a mixed media showcase of two local authors and two local artists on one stage. In two dueling sessions, as each author reads from his/her work, both artists will turn blank canvas into works of art live in front of the audience. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

2. 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. “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” is scheduled for July 28 and “How to Train Your Dragon 2” for Aug. 4 Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.

3. “Sharknado — The 4th Awakens” Cast Party With a Cause: The event is scheduled from 8 to 11 p.m. July 31 at Elation Pool at the Stratosphere, 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Fans are set to have the opportunity to take photos with the movie’s actors, including Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Gary Busey and more at the official after-party benefiting The Animal Foundation. Participants may also swim and view the film. Tickets are $15. Visit stratospherehotel.com or call 702-380-7777.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Leilani Trinka workshop: Clay Arts Vegas is planning the workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 6 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 7 at 1511 S. Main St. Recently identified by Ceramic Arts Monthly Magazine as one of the emerging ceramic artists of 2015, Trinka is an award-winning potter living in Singapore. She works exclusively in porcelain. Call 702-375-4147, visit clayartsvegas.com or email 4information@clayartsvegas.com.

Stand Up for Animals: The event is planned from 8 to 11 p.m. July 30 at Velveteen Rabbit, 1218 Main St. Forget Me Not Animal Sanctuary of Las Vegas is hosting a comedy show fundraiser featuring several local comedians. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door, and proceeds benefit the rescue. The event is 21 or older. Visit forgetmenotaslv.org.

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, including Grant A Gift for Autism July 28 and the Shine Family Foundation (for veterans) Aug. 4. Visit gspawn.com or call 702-385-7912.

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

Movie night: Films are set to be screened at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 25 at Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. “”Ant-Man” is scheduled for July 28 and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for Aug. 4. Visit downtowncontainerpark.com.

“Hoffa”: The screening, part of the Summer Movie Series, is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. July 29 at the Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave. The 1992 film is free for museum members or with museum admission. Visit themobmuseum.org or call 702-229-2734.

“Mr. Mark Twain Answers All Your Questions!”: Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. July 29 and 30 and 2 p.m. July 31 at the Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave., No. 16B. Part one-man improv and part self-help session, the show has audience members submit “Questions” and “Truths” on index cards as they enter the theater. Through the course of the one-hour production, Twain will hit on all submissions, as well as addressing the crucial need or lack thereof of the One Person Show. Tickets are $20 and $15 for students, seniors and military personnel (and nerds, per Onyx). Visit onyxtheatre.com or purchase tickets at the box office one hour before performances.

Jefferson Starship: The performance, part of the 52 Fridays series, is scheduled at 8 p.m. July 29 at the Golden Nugget, 129 Fremont St. Tickets are $31.61 to $140.61.Visit goldennugget.com or call 866-946-5336.

UpRite Lions: The performance is scheduled at 10:30 p.m. July 29 at Triple George Grill and Sidebar, 201 N. Third St. Visit triplegeorgegrill.com or call 702-384-2761.

Make Your Own Dream Catcher: The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 30 at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave. Visitors are invited to learn how to keep bad dreams away by making their own dream catcher. This program is geared for children 10 or younger. Admission is $1 for visitors 13 or older and free for children 12 or younger. Visit friendsofthefort.org or call 702-486-3511.

HAPA: The performance of the Hawaiian group is scheduled for 7 p.m. July 30 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $35 to $55. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots: The performance is scheduled for 8 p.m. July 30 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $29. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Farewell concert: The Las Vegas Mass Choir is set to hold a Farewell Concert & European TV Taping event at 3 p.m. July 31 at Hartland Mansion, 525 Park Paseo. It is free. Visit lasvegasmasschoir.com.

Brian McKnight: The performance is scheduled at 8 p.m. July 31 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $33 to $99. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

City Of Las Vegas Safekey registration: Registration is set to begin Aug. 1. There is an annual $20 fee per child. Registration and enrollment forms can be completed at the Safekey Office, 416 N. Seventh St., the Safekey program at the school the child attends or at city of Las Vegas back-to-school events. Call the Safekey office at 702-229-3399 or visit lasvegasparksandrec.com.

Math for Moms and Dads—or anyone helping kids with Math!: The event is scheduled at 4 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Las Vegas Library, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Bill Hanlon, author, presenter and educational consultant is set to show parents easy ways to teach their own children basic arithmetic using humor and proven techniques. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3549.

“The Sound of Music”: Performances by the national touring production are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2-14 and 2 p.m. Aug. 6, 7, 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.

Social Media Scams: The event, part of the Savvy Seniors Scam Prevention Series, is scheduled at 11 a.m. Aug. 3 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

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. 3, “Despicable Me 2”; Aug. 10, “Big Hero 6”; Aug. 17, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”; and Aug. 24, “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.” Visit thefashionshow.com.

“A Visual Language”: The exhibit by artist Eric Vozzola is set to be on display through Aug. 19 at the Winchester Cultural Center’s gallery, 3130 McLeod Drive. It consists of paintings large and small, including works on found materials, canvas and painted installations that activate the gallery space in multiple layers. Call 702-455-7340 or visit clarkcountynv.gov/parks.

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.

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. 3, 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.

The History of Burlesque in Las Vegas: The event, part of the Las Vegas Stories Series, is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. As the Burlesque Hall of Fame gets ready to move into its new museum in the Las Vegas Arts District, Executive Director Dustin Wax plans to discuss the history of burlesque in Las Vegas from Harold Minsky’s first revues at the Dunes and Lili St. Cyr’s residency at the El Rancho through the glamour years of the ‘70s. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Hot Havana Nights: The event is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Mob Museum, 300 E. Stewart Ave. The celebration of Cuban culture is set to in­clude Cuban cuisine, tropical cocktails, music, dancing, casino-style games, hand-rolled Mob Museum-label premium cigars by Spirit of Cuba and more. Tickets are $69 for general admission with a 10 percent discount for museum members. Visit themobmuseum.org or call 702-229-2734.

Fly in Zero Gravity with George Takei: As part of the Star Trek 50th anniversary celebration, ZERO-G And Roddenberry Adventures are offering a zero gravity simulation flight Aug. 4 with actor George Takei, known for his role as Sulu in “Star Trek” and several films. Takei and others are set to board G-Force One, ZERO-G’s specially modified Boeing 727 that uses parabolic arcs to achieve weightlessness for 30 seconds at a time. Each ticket is $6,500 plus a 5 percent tax and will include a ZERO-G flight suit, Regravitation Celebration, certificate of weightless completion, and photos and video. Visit gozerog.com.

“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.

WORTH A DRIVE

Peter Pan prequel: Performances of “Peter and the Star Catcher,” a play by Rick Elice based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, are scheduled at 8 p.m. July 28-30 and 2 p.m. July 31 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $25. Visit lvlt.org.

Speed Dating: Divine Events is set to host an all-ages speed dating event from 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 28 in the Divine Cafe at the Springs Preserve, 333 Valley View Blvd. Admission is $15, which includes one drink ticket. Visit tinyurl.com/flashdatelv.

Night and guided hikes: A free night hike is planned from 8 to 9 p.m. July 29 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road. It is rated easy with mostly paved paths and gravel over small hills. Participants are invited to bring a flashlight. A free guided hike is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. July 31 at the Gateway, with an interpretive naturalist 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 for both hikes, and registration is required. Visit gomtcharleston.com or email programs@gomtcharleston.com.

Civil War experience: Guests can try on Civil War uniforms and learn to march and drill in formation with input from historic re-enactments at 10 a.m. July 30 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Park admission is $7 per car for Nevada residents. Visit parks.nv.gov/parks/spring-mountain-ranch-state-park.

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. July 30 and Aug. 7, 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 smr-interp@parks.nv.gov.

Bowl 4 The Kids: The annual fundraiser for the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s Charity Care Program is planned for July 30 at the Strike Zone Bowling Center at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Bowlers get three games, a commemorative T-shirt, pizza and other treats. Special activities are planned for kids including face-painting, balloon animals by Tawney Bubbles and roving characters, along with a raffle, silent auction and bake sale. Registration is $25 and includes three games. Contact Becky Stephenson at 702-691-5716 or email bstephenson@cure4thekids.org, or register online at tinyurl.com/jk87p3y.

Camping at Craig Ranch Regional Park: The free event is planned from 7 p.m. July 29 to 7 a.m. July 30 at Craig Ranch Regional Park, 628 W. Craig Road. North Las Vegas residents, Boy and Girl Scout troops, city officials and city fire and police departments are invited to participate. Food will be available for dinner and breakfast in the morning. Free activities including a movie, kickball and a bike-riding excursion are planned. Visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com.

Red Rock Canyon children’s program: The Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association is putting together a season-long children’s program series focused on the natural history of Red Rock Canyon called The Canyon Club. On select Tuesdays throughout the summer, children 6 to 8 are invited to explore topics with hands-on activities, games and crafts. Programs start in the morning and last roughly 90 minutes. Dates include Aug. 2, 9 and 16. Registration is required. Participants can sign up for multiple dates. Visit RedRockCanyonLV.org or call 702-515-5367.

“Martin Kreloff/A Retrospective”: The free exhibit is set to be on display during regular library hours through Aug. 6 in The Studio at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., featuring pop art-influenced paintings, drawings and new media works. Experience Kreloff’s 50-year journey as an artist and the many celebrities he’s met and painted. Call 702-507-6222.

Cancer fundraiser kickoff: The Making Strides of Las Vegas Kickoff is set for 7 a.m. Aug. 10 at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. RSVP by Aug. 1. Call 702-891-9008. The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is scheduled for Oct. 30 at Red Rock Resort. Registration is set for 7:30 a.m., and the start time is 8:30 a.m. Visit makingstrideswalk.org/lasvegasnv.

“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.

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.

PLAN AHEAD

Ricky Nelson Remembered: Matthew and Gunnar Nelson are set to perform as part of the 52 Fridays series, scheduled at 8 p.m. Aug 5 at the Golden Nugget, 129 Fremont St. Tickets are $20.71 to $107.91. Visit goldennugget.com or call 866-946-5336.

Oleta Adams: The performance is scheduled at 8 p.m. Aug. 6 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $39 to $65. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Vertical Horizon: The free performance is scheduled at 9 p.m. Aug. 6 at the First Street Stage at the Fremont Street Experience. Visit vegasexperience.com.

Frank LaSpina: The performance is scheduled at 2 p.m. Aug. 7 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $25. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas: The performance is scheduled at 10:30 p.m. Aug. 10 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.

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.

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., and is set to include a food vendor. Parking space-sized vendor spaces are available for $10. Contact Ally Vezeau at allykat232@gmail.com or 702-371-5005.

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.

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.

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 Nevadan at-risk youths in developing into functioning members of society by providing a creative and nourishing circus-themed learning environment. This program teaches a number of creative and unique skills including juggling, aerial work and stilt walking. Tickets are free, however, donations are encouraged. Visit socialcirkish.org/rsvp.

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. 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.

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.

Motley Brews’ Downtown Brew Festival: Tickets are on sale for the event that is 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.

ONGOING

Computer class: The class 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.

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.

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 smp4984@gmail.com.

“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.

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