THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. “Decades Apart — Reflections of Three Gay Men”: Performances of the multimedia show are scheduled at 8 p.m. June 3, 4, 10 and 11 and 3 p.m. June 5 and 12 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $20. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.
2. The Scintas: The group’s limited engagement performance schedule was extended through November. This month’s performances are set for 7:30 p.m. June 3, 4, 24 and 25 at the Plaza, 1 S. Main St. Tickets are $29 to $49. A dinner and show package is available for $99. Visit plazahotelcasino.com or call 702-386-2110.
3. “Classic Cole Porter & Broadway”: The 50-voice Musical Arts Chorus performance celebrating the music of Cole Porter is planned at 3 p.m. June 5 in Rando-Grillot Recital Hall at UNLV, 3505 S. Maryland Parkway. Sidra Kain, Sue Russell, Cindy Stock and John A. Smith are among the featured soloists. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, students, military or the disabled and are available at the UNLV Performing Arts Center Box Office. Call 792-895-2787 or visit unlv.edu/pac or snmas.com.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Doolittle Tot Star Sports Mixer: The events for children ages 3 to 5 is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. starting June 2 at the Doolittle Community Center, 1950 J St. The events are set to include learning basketball, soccer, T-ball and kickball skills. The cost is $10. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6374.
Vintage Vegas — Then and Now: The event, part of the Las Vegas Stories series, is set for 7 p.m. June 2 at at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
“The Seized Rolls Royce — A Tale of Little Nicky”: The event, part of the Oscar B. Goodman Dinner Series, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. June 2 at Oscar’s steakhouse at the Plaza, 1 S. Main St. The cost for the event, set to include dinner and former Mayor Oscar Goodman telling stories from his lawyer career, is $150. Call 702-386-7227 or email RSVP@playlv.com.
Movie night: Films are set to be screened at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 25 at the Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. “Lilo and Stitch” is scheduled for June 2 and “Planes” for June 9. Visit downtowncontainerpark.com.
What to Know When You OWE (the IRS): The presentation from attorney Nick Xanthopoulos is scheduled at 11 a.m. June 3 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
Firefighter Bachelor Auction: The event, hosted by Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation, is planned from 7 to 11:30 p.m. June 3 at The Foundry at SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Bachelors are set to be paired with prize packages. All proceeds from the auction will benefit individuals in the community through The Burn Survivor Initiative, a program that provides medical and emotional assistance to local burn survivors. Visit theburnfoundation.org.
Grass Roots: The performance, part of the 52 Fridays series, is scheduled at 8 p.m. June 3 at the Golden Nugget, 129 Fremont St. Tickets are $20.71 to $118.81. Visit goldennugget.com or call 866-946-5336.
Kelsie May: The performance is set for 10 p.m. June 3 at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country at Town Square Las Vegas, 6611 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $10. Visit stoneysrockincountry.com or call 702-435-2855.
Women Helping Women & Children in Nepal: The presentation by Rosalind Russell of R Star Foundation is set from noon to 1 p.m. June 4 at The Center, The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. Russell plans to share what is currently a year later in the aftermath of the earthquakes that destroyed over 71,000 homes and 10,000 lives. Visit thecenterlv.com or call 702-733-9800.
Social Media and Marketing for Authors: The event, part of the Writers Workshop Series, is set for 2 p.m. June 4 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
Frank LaSpina: The performance is scheduled at 7 p.m. June 4 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $25. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
The Ink Spots and Friends: The band, led by Lou Ragland, is set to perform at 2 p.m. June 4 at the Winchester Cultural Center Theater, 3130 McLeod Drive/ Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show and can be purchased at the Winchester front desk or at ClarkCountyNV.gov/parksregistration.
Kneebody with The Shapiro Project: The event, part of the Jazz in the Park Series, is set for 7 p.m. June 4 at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Seating is set to begin at 5 p.m. Picnics, blankets and low-back chairs are welcome. Food and drink should be available for purchase on site. Visit tinyurl.com/ccjitp2016.
Las Vegas Philharmonic — Dream of Now, Dream of Then: The performance featuring Broadway hits by Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein and Sondheim is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. June 4 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $26 to $96. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
Las Vegas Brass Band: The group’s summertime concert is set for 2 p.m. June 5 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
Leaders of Downtown Detroit’s Revitalization: The free event, planned for 5:45 p.m. June 6 in The Detroit Ballroom at the D Las Vegas, 301 Fremont St., is offered in partnership with the city of Las Vegas and the nonprofit Downtown Vegas Alliance. It will offer the first of two planned community forums focused on strengthening the role of downtown Las Vegas in the region’s economic growth and quality of life and will feature a panel of leaders and influencers from Detroit, who will share stories of success and provide insight on how their respective organizations helped revitalize their city’s downtown. Doors are set to open at 4:30 p.m. Visit downtownlasvegasalliance.com.
Film debut: Film development and production company oogoog productions is set to debut “Dealer,” a Las Vegas-based cinematic collaboration comprised of five directors that feature four individual segments in one film, at the opening night of the Las Vegas Film Festival June 7 at Inspire Theatre, 107 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Shot and filmed solely in the Las Vegas-area by UNLV alumni, the montage centers around a blackjack dealer who is forced into becoming a drug dealer for a day with disastrous results. Seats are first-come, first-served for Las Vegas Film Festival ticket holders. Visit oogoog.com/dealer.
One Night for ONE DROP: A live screening of the sold-out VIP Cirque du Soleil performance is scheduled at 7 p.m. June 7 at three Fathom Events theaters across the valley. The event is a celebration around World Water Day to bring awareness and raise funds for water issues worldwide and for One Drop, a nonprofit seeking to provide access to safe water. Tickets are $15. Screenings are scheduled at the following theaters: Regal Village Square 18, 9400 W. Sahara Ave., visit tinyurl.com/regvs18 or call 844-462-7342; Century 18 Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075; and Century 16 South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, visit southpointcasino.com or call 702-260-4061.
Luau Lunch: The event for seniors 50 or older is planned at 11:30 a.m. June 9 at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road. The event is set to include a luau celebration with entertainment, kalua pork, chicken long rice and more. Registration deadline is June 6. The cost is $5. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6454.
Sip, Bite, Bid: The annual wine tasting event hosted by Lutheran Social Services of Nevada is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. June 9 at Cili Restaurant at Bali Hai, 5160 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event featuring wine tasting and a silent auction is set to benefit Lutheran Social Services of Nevada. Tickets are $65. RSVP by visiting lssnv.org or calling 702-467-4442.
Sundown in Downtown: The event, returning for its fifth year and celebrating the Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s 25th anniversary, is set from 6 to 10 p.m. June 10 at Heritage Park next to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is set to include music, drink and food vendors. Tickets for the 21-or-older event start at $35, which includes all-you-can-eat via food vendors and two drink tickets. Additional drink tickets can be purchased for $5 each. Visit lvnhm.org or call 702-384-3466.
Reggae in the Desert: The 15th annual music festival is scheduled for noon June 11 at the Clark County Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. The all-ages event is set to feature Capelton, Don Carlos, Israel Vibration, Fortunate Youth, Junior Marvin and New Kingston. General admission tickets are $40 in advance and $45 day of the show. VIP tickets are $120 and include an event T-shirt, event poster, meet-and-greet with select artists, a VIP cash bar and air-conditioned VIP Lounge. Children 5 or younger will be admitted free. Visit ticketfly.com or reggaeinthedesert.com.
Junior Achievement poker tournament: The sixth annual poker tournament to benefit Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada is planned for noon June 11 at Planet Hollywood Resort, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Texas hold ‘em is planned to start at noon, with a grand prize of a seat at the World Series of Poker’s main event this summer at the Rio. Buy-in is $250 for 5,000 chips; rebuy, $100 for 5,000 chips; and add-on, $100 for 10,000 chips. Call 702-214-0500 or visit JALasVegas.org.
WORTH A DRIVE
Mermaid art show: Art inspired by mermaids is set to be featured at an inaugural group show scheduled to open from 6 to 10 p.m. June 3 at The Bubblegum Gallery in Downtown Spaces, 1800 S. Industrial Road, Suite 207D. Gallery owner LeslieAnn Farrell hopes to have a mermaid to greet guests at the event. Visit tinyurl.com/z5w7kxb or call 702-806-0930.
Rock the Socks Golf Classic: A two-person scramble golf tournament benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas is scheduled for June 3 with registration at 7 a.m. and tee-off at 8 a.m. at Bear’s Best Las Vegas, 11111 W. Flamingo Road. Entry fees start at $130. Visit rmhlv.org.
Fiesta Latina: The Sun City Anthem Performing Arts Club plans to present Viva La Vida — A Celebration with a Latin Beat, set for 7 p.m. June 3 and 4 and 2 p.m. June 5 in Sun City Anthem’s Freedom Hall Theater, 2450 Hampton Road. Tickets are $12. Visit the front desk or pacsca.org, or call 702-614-5864.
“(W)rites of Passage”: The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre plans to present a collection of humorous, warm, touching and tender student writings about growing up in Las Vegas in a show set for 7 p.m. June 3 and 4 at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive; at 7 p.m. June 10 in the Black Box Theatre at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway; and at 7 p.m. June 11 in the Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St., Suite 145. All performances are free. Visit artslasvegas.org.
Homeless Youth in the Alley Bowling Tournament: The event to benefit the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth is set from 1 to 3 p.m. June 4 at the Suncoast Bowling Center, 9090 Alta Drive. Along with the bowling tournament, activities are set to include lunch, entertainment, giveaways, a raffle and an award presentation. Space is limited. The cost is $30 per bowler or $150 per team of five prior to the event. At-the-door pricing is $35 per bowler and $175 per team. Registration begins at noon. Visit nphy.org/hya or contact Lanette Rivera at email@example.com.
RibFest: The Nevada Barbecue Association plans its second annual Las Vegas Championship RibFest to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada June 4 at Bass Pro Shops, 8200 Dean Martin Drive. In addition to competition, the event is set to offer a kids’ zone, cooking demonstrations and entertainment from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. Sample tickets are set to be sold on site. Visit nvbbq.org.
Alumni anniversary: The Friends of Rainbow Company plan a 40th anniversary alumni reception from 2 to 4 p.m. June 4 at the Nevada State Museum at the Springs Preserve, 309 S. Valley View Blvd. Tickets are $25. Credit card purchases must be made in advance as only cash or checks will be accepted at the door. Visit tinyurl.com/rainbow-alumni.
JUNKFest: An event featuring crazy mixups in the flea market area, crafts, sales in the estate sale warehouse, $3 appraisals and a visit from a bacon food truck is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 4 at Not Just Antiques Mart, 1422 Western Ave. Visit notjustantiquesmart.com.
National Trails Day cleanup: Friends of Nevada Wilderness plan to celebrate National Trails Day in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area by hosting a volunteer cleanup June 4 and 5 in Lovell Canyon. Twenty volunteers will spend the weekend improving Griffith Shadow Trail at the top of the canyon, tucked between Mount Charleston and the Red Rock National Conservation Area. Friends of Nevada Wilderness will host the group for a campout on Saturday night, and volunteers will learn about wilderness and the effects of 2013’s Carpenter One Fire while enjoying a gourmet camp dinner and Dutch-oven desserts. To sign up, visit nevadawilderness.org or call 702-515-5417.
Blues in the Desert: Musicians Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang are scheduled to perform at 6 p.m. June 4 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Tickets start at $36. Call 702-267-4849 or visit cityofhenderson.com.
Slidin Into Summer: The city of Henderson plans to kick off summer with a variety of events starting at 5 p.m. June 4 at Anthem Hills Park, 2256 N. Reunion Drive. The event is set to feature a giant slip and slide, a mini slip and slide for smaller children, a bounce house, food trucks and interactive lawn games for participants of all ages. The cost is $5. Call 702-267-5870.
Celebration of life: A reception to honor the life of Rainbow Company staff member Kris Shepherd is scheduled at 2 p.m. June 5 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The celebration is set to be followed by a potluck reception. Entry is free. Visit facebook.com/rainbowcompany.
Discovery Golf Classic: The third annual Discovery Golf Classic to benefit the Discovery Children’s Museum is set for 8:30 a.m. June 6 at the Cascata Golf Club, 1 Cascata Drive, Boulder City. Email events@DiscoveryKidsLV.org or call 702-382-3445.
Master Gardener: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension program is scheduled to host open registration June 8 and 22 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, for its gardening classes this fall. The organization is planning to have classes from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Sept. 9 through Oct. 26. To become certified as a Master Gardener, people must complete 80 hours of class training and 50 hours of volunteer work on an approved project. Call 702-257-5501.
Clint Holmes: Performances are scheduled at 8:30 p.m. June 10, 11 and 2 p.m. June 12 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $37 to $55. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
Linhong Li Chinese Youth Ensemble: The group plans to perform Chinese folk music and contemporary Western pop songs on traditional Chinese instruments at 2 p.m. June 11 at the Winchester Cultural Center Theater, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $7 at the Winchester front desk or online at at ClarkCountyNV.gov/parksregistration.
Star Wars Day At The Museum: The event is set from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 11 at The Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place. Appearances are planned by UNLV’s club the Society of Lightsaber Duelists Neon City Garrison 501st Legion. Visitors are encouraged to choose their allegiance and learn more about the Force, Jedi Knights and the First Order through activities including: rocket ship design; Jabba the Hutt Slime, where chemistry is highlighted in creating the slime; and the science of sound effects used in “Star Wars” movies. Visitors are encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters, but it’s not required for admission. Activities are included in the museum’s general admission price of $14.50 per person. Visit discoverykidslv.org or call 702-382-5437.
Station 18 Open House: The event is planned from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 11 at Fire Station 18, 575 E. Flamingo Road, and is set to focus on summer safety.
“The Danish Girl”: The free screening of the 2015 film is set for 2 p.m. June 11 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
“Ultimate Variety Live!”: The event is set for 6 p.m. June 11 and 12 at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, and is set to feature comedians, magicians, ventriloquists, instrumentalists, tribute artists and more. It is to be hosted by Kelly Clinton-Holmes. Tickets start at $10. Visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075.
ACLUNV’s 50th Anniversary Gala: The event celebrating American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada is scheduled at 7 p.m. June 11 at Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Artist and designer John Van Hamersveld has created custom artwork for the gala and a limited-edition poster for VIP attendees. Before the formal gala program begins, there will be a one-hour meet-and-greet with Van Hamersveld, along with additional Nevada and national VIPs. The event is set to include dinner, entertainment, a silent auction and honoree recognition. Tickets are $250 or $350 for VIP. Visit aclunv.org/50thAnniversary.
3 Doors Down: The free performance, part of the Fremont Street Experience Rock of Vegas Summer Concert Series, is scheduled at 9 p.m. June 11 at the Third Street Stage at The Fremont Street Experience at Fremont and Main through Las Vegas Boulevard South. Visit vegasexperience.com.
Juneteenth and Father’s Day: The event for seniors 50 or older is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 16 at the Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 J St. The cost is $6. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6125.
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.
Takin’ Care of Business Golf Tournament: The event is scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. June 22 at Top Golf Las Vegas, 4627 Koval Lane. Net proceeds are set to benefit the Lee Business School Alumni Chapter of the UNLV Alumni Association to be used in support of student and alumni programs. Event tickets are $150 and include three hours of Topgolf game play, Topgolf U golf instruction, food, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, and three drink tokens (for players 21 or older) and are available at unlvalumni.org/TCB. Visit topgolf.com/us/las-vegas or call 702-933-8458.
Fourth of July Potluck: The event for seniors 50 or older is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 30 at the Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 J. St. It is free with a large dish of food to share. Advance registration is required by June 28. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6125.
“IDAHO! The Comedy Musical”: Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. July 6-9, 12-17 and 2 p.m. July 10, 16 and 17 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $19 to $89. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
Boston: Tickets are on sale for the planned July 15 performance, with an appearance by Dennis DeYoung, founding member of Styx, at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 200 S. Third St. Tickets start at $49.50. Visit dlvec.com or call 702-388-2100.
Barenaked Ladies: Tickets are on sale for the performance scheduled from 7:30 to 11 p.m. July 22 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 200 S. Third St. Tickets start at $42.50. Visit dlvec.com or call 702-388-2100.
Mah Jongg World Championship: The event is scheduled July 22-24 at the Westgate Hotel, 3000 Paradise Road. Players can enter by winning a sanctioned tournament or buying in at a higher cost. Visit destinationmahjongg.com, or for sales information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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.
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.
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 and 18 and 19 and 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.