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East valley community events calendar, June 11-17, 2015


Works by Benedict Oddi are set to be shown during regular business hours June 12 through Aug. 7 inside the Fine Arts Gallery at the College of Southern Nevada Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Visit csn.edu or call 702-651-4000.

Ward 3 Coffee with the Mayor is planned from 8 to 9:30 a.m. June 11 at Dougie J’s Cafe, 603 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Join Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman for coffee and conversation. Ward 3 City Councilman Bob Coffin is also set to attend. Call Susan Finucan at 702-229-4623 or email sfinucan@lasvegasnevada.gov.

A Father’s Day Social and Brunch for seniors 50 or older is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. June 11 at the Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 J St. The cost is $5. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6125.

Family Fun Day is set from 3 to 5 p.m. June 11 at Southwest Medical Associates’ Nellis Health Center, 420 N. Nellis Blvd. Children’s activities, snacks and giveaways and detailed information about Medicaid are planned. Call 702-459-7424.

Movies in the Square is set to screen “Frozen” at sundown June 11 on The Green at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Children’s activities are planned before the film. The Summer Date Night series is set to screen “Sixteen Candles” at sundown June 12, with cocktails from Blue Martini and small bites available from 6 to 8 p.m., along with pre-show live entertainment. Admission to both is free. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com.

Performances of “Vampire Lesbians of Sodom,” the off-Broadway play that follows a pair of vampiresses’ bitter rivalry for 2,000 years from Sodom to 1980s Las Vegas, are scheduled at 11 p.m. June 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Visit tinyurl.com/onyxthlv or call 702-732-7225.

Midnight Mayhem is scheduled from 6 to 11:30 p.m. June 12 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is meant to be a safe alternative to illegal street racing. Midnight Mayhem is open to any street-legal vehicle and licensed driver. The fee is $15 to race or ride along and $5 admission for spectators. Visit lvms.com or call 702- 632-8213.

A performance of “Madama Butterfly,” featuring four stars of the Metropolitan Opera, is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. June 12 and 2 p.m. June 14 inside the Judy Bayley Theatre at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $55 to $95. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

The city of Las Vegas plans to host a neighborhood cleanup at 8 a.m. June 12 in and around Stupak Park in the 200 block of West Boston Ave. The cleanup is part of the city’s Keep Las Vegas Beautiful Program and will include disposing of trash, painting benches and curbs, and the creation of murals. Contact Lisa Campbell at 702-229-5406.

A screening of “The Great Outdoors” is planned for sundown June 12 as part of the Cinema in the Circle series at Huntridge Circle Park, 1251 S. Maryland Parkway. Enjoy a picnic-style movie projected on a movie theater-size, inflatable outdoor screen. Admission is free. Concessions are set to be offered for sale beginning at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit The Huntridge Foundation and West Huntridge Neighborhood Association. Visit thehuntridgefoundation.org.

“Simple Ella — Celebrating the Era of Jazz” is set for 7:30 p.m. June 12 in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. The Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater plans to present a special performance celebrating the music and life of Ella Fitzgerald. Tickets start at $35. Visit the Smith Center box office or thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2000.

A performance by Sang Bleu with O’s of Presidential and Kashena Sampson is scheduled at 9 p.m. June 13 at Velveteen Rabbit, 1218 S. Main St. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. Visit velveteenrabbitlv.com or call 702-685-9645.

Keep Memory Alive’s annual Power of Love gala is scheduled from 5:30 to 11 p.m. June 13 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South. It is set to honor Andrea and Veronica Bocelli and feature special appearances by Martina McBride, Gloria Estefan and Celine Dion. The event raises funds for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Tickets start at $1,500. Visit keepmemoryalive.org/pol.

A School’s Out-Summer Splash Party is planned for all ages from noon to 6 p.m. June 13 at Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road. Swimming with splash toys, games, music, dancing, treats and prizes are planned. The cost is $2 for children 4 to 17 and seniors 50 or older and $3 for anyone 18 to 49. Children 3 or younger are admitted free. Call 702-229-6309.

Finding FUNding, a one-day educational workshop for individuals and groups in the fashion design industry, is planned from noon to 6 p.m. June 13 at the Stitch Factory, 300 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Suite 120. The workshop is for those who are looking for entities to invest in their businesses and will teach what investors are looking for when choosing companies in which to invest. Participants will also be able to “pitch” their business ideas for a chance to present them to key investors at a future date. Two companies or individuals will be chosen as “winners” and will each receive an invitation to FBI’s Lion’s Den, a “Shark Tank-“type of opportunity, to present their ideas and possibly secure funding for their businesses. Presentations from five panelists also are planned. The cost is $120 for Stitch Factory members and $150 for nonmembers. Sign up at stitchfactory.com.

Oaksterdam University’s Las Vegas Cannabis Job Fair is set from noon to 6 p.m. June 14 at the Plaza, 1 S. Main St. at 1:00 pm. The fair is sponsored by Nevada-based cannabis company Green Therapeutics. Cannabis industry movers and shakers from many disciplines, including cannabis cultivation, production, dispensary and testing are scheduled to make presentations and be available for one-on-one discussions. Local cannabis companies will have booths set up for job seekers as well. Visit oaksterdamuniversity.com.

Blue Man Group plans to support the Grant a Gift Autism Foundation by hosting a sensory-friendly show at 2 p.m. June 14 at the Monte Carlo, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The show will be suitable for children with autism spectrum disorders. Tickets are $36 with proceeds going to the nonprofit. Visit blueman.com or call 800-258-3626.

Journey of Hope Riders are set to arrive at noon June 16 at the Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave. A celebration is planned to welcome the group of cyclists who are traveling across the U.S. to raise awareness for people with disabilities. The event is free. Call 702-229-4902.

As part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Essential Cary Grant Screwball Comedies series, the 1940 film “His Girl Friday” is scheduled free from 1 to 3:15 p.m. June 16 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

A Juneteenth celebration for seniors 50 or older is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 16 at the Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 J. St. Participants are invited to enjoy Southern food, dessert and beverages, enter a raffle and play traditional games. The cost is $5. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702- 229-6125.

Goodwill of Southern Nevada plans to host a hiring event featuring more than 80 employers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 16 at The Boulevard Mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway, near MundoFOX studios. The event is open to the general public, but veterans and immediate family members of veterans are strongly encouraged to attend. In addition to meeting employers face to face, veterans and other job seekers can sign up on site for Goodwill’s no-cost job and placement services. Interviews will be done on site for many of the open job positions. Job seekers should dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes and reference information. Visit goodwill.vegas.

A free workshop on creating public art projects is set for 10 a.m. June 20 at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. RSVP is due by June 16. Call 702-229-4631.

A Parkdale community barbecue and pool party is scheduled from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 17 at the Parkdale Recreation Center, 3200 Ferndale St. Plans include games and activities for all ages, a bounce house, food and free admission to the pool. Registration is requested. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7517.

The American Airlines Kiwi Club plans a luncheon for 11 a.m. June 17 at Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar at Town Square Las Vegas, 6635 Las Vegas Blvd. South. All flight attendants, online and retired from American Airlines, American Eagle, TWA and US Airlines are welcome. The club plans its meetings for the third Wednesday of the month, but this will be the last one until fall. RSVP to Kay Jennings at 702-896-5496.

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. An artist reception is planned from 4 to 7 p.m. June 11. 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.

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. Upcoming dates are June 15 and 22. Admission is free with a one-drink minimum. Call 702-733-7300.

“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.

Storytime in the Square, an interactive story hour with singing, dancing and magic, is planned from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays through June 24 in Town Square Park at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Children can enjoy readings of classic tales and new favorites as well as prizes, balloon artistry and crafts. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com.

The Fremont Street Experience Rock of Vegas concert series plans to feature free concerts through Labor Day Weekend. Scheduled headliners are: June 13, Martha Davis and The Motels, The Tubes and The Smithereens on the Third Street Stage; June 27, Smash Mouth and Toad the Wet Sprocket on the First Street Stage; July 10, UFC Fight Week Concert with the Dropkick Murphys on the Third Street Stage; July 18, Theory of a Deadman on the First Street Stage; Aug. 1, Spin Doctors and Cherry Poppin’ Daddies on the First Street Stage; and Sept. 6, Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult on the Third Street Stage. Concerts are set to begin at 9 p.m. Visit vegasexperience.com.

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 $225 if registered before June 15 and $240 after. 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.

Dinosaurs & Roses plans to host a weekly event featuring a different charity each week. Shop in the nonprofit’s thrift store, 4310 E. Tropicana Ave., that week and 20 percent of the sales will go to the charity. Visit dinosaursandroses.org and print a coupon or mention the charity of the week when you come in to shop. Upcoming charities are: June 13, Easter Seals Nevada; June 20, Foreclosed Upon Pets Inc.; and June 27, Goodie Two Shoes Foundation.


A sale benefiting the cross country team at Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy is planned from 8 a.m. to noon June 13 at Greenspun Junior High School, 140 N. Valle Verde Drive. High-end goods, furniture and clothing will be for sale, and food and water will be available. Visit rockethub.com/57162.

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

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


As part of the Dive-In Movies series, a double feature is slated June 18 at the Cosmopolitan’s Marquee at Boulevard Pool, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South. “Little Giants” is slated to be shown at 7 p.m., and “Friday Night Lights” is set at 9 p.m. Admission is free for hotel guests and $5 for others. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.

A Luau Luncheon for seniors 50 or older is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. June 18 at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road. The event is set to include a Hawaiian-themed meal and entertainment by the the Las Vegas Senior Center ukulele class. The cost is $5. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6454.

A free screening of the film “The Lego Movie” is scheduled at 7:30 June 18 at the Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. Visit downtowncontainerpark.com.

Performances during the Stratosphere’s Level 8 Pool Summer Concert Series are scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. June 20, 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 Clark County Commodore Computer Club plans to meet from 9 to 11 a.m. June 20 in Room 16 of the Clark County School District Adult Education Campus, 2701 E. St. Louis Ave. Off-street parking is available. Free software for all attendees will be distributed on a newsletter DVD filled with PC and Commodore games, demos and utilities. Free door prizes for all attendees also are planned. Email Al Jackson at jacksonmeister@gmail.com or Forrest Nettles flnettles@hotmail.com, or call 702-363-3331.

DjangoVegas! is planned for 6 p.m. June 20 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. An annual celebration of the music of Django Reinhardt and other gypsy jazz music, past and present, this year’s DjangoVegas! concert is set to feature the New Hot Club of America, the International String Trio with special guests Olli Soikkeli and Leah Zeger, and Las Vegas’ own gypsy jazz group, The Hot Club of Las Vegas. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on event day. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-3515.

Fiddler player and singer Willie Wainwright is set to perform from 2 to 4 p.m. June 20 in the theater at the Winchester Cultural Center Theater, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are free and may be reserved in person. Call 702-455-7340.

Frank Sinatra Jr.’s “Sinatra Sings Sinatra — The Centennial Celebration” is set for 7:30 p.m. June 20 in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $29. Visit the Smith Center box office or thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2000.

David de Alba’s tribute to Judy Garland, “By Myself on a Lonely Stage 2015,” is planned at 2 p.m. June 21 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. De Alba is an award-winning actor and singer-impressionist who worked in the Finocchio Club in San Francisco. The show is set to include costume changes and anecdote narrations, including de Alba’s personal ones about Garland and ones she was famous for telling during her 1960s U.S. television appearances. Tickets are $20 for VIP seats in the first two rows and $18 for general seating. The show is geared toward guests 21 or older. Visit onyxtheatre.com/wp/shows or call 702-732-7225.

The Miss Nevada competition is set for 7 p.m. June 26 and 2 p.m. June 27 in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $25. Visit the Smith Center box office or thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2000.


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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