THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. Open Container: The craft beer festival hosted by Motley Brews is scheduled from 7 to 9:30 p.m. June 25 at the Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Visit opencontainerpark.com.
2. “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.
3. Joined @ the Hip: The event featuring poet Lee Mallory and hip-hop performer Jackie G. is scheduled at 7 p.m. June 28 at The Beat Coffeehouse, 520 Fremont St. Admission is free with a one-drink minimum. Visit thebeatlv.com or call 702-385-2328.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Job fair: More than 25 employers are set to participate in a job fair for veterans, service members and military spouses from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 29 at the Vegas PBS Educational Technology Campus, 3050 E. Flamingo Road. Hiring employers include Dignity Health, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Allied Barton, Clark County School District, Verizon and more. Potential job candidates are recommended to wear business professional attire and bring multiple hard copies of their resume. Attendees must register at conta.cc/1r0Ya34.
2016 Human Resources Academy — “What To Do When The Government Knocks”: The program is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. June 23 at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. The presentation is designed for business owners, managers, supervisors and human resources professionals who must deal with real-life workplace issues that have real legal consequences. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
Business 101 — How to Start a Small Business: The event, co-sponsored by SCORE, is scheduled at 6 p.m. June 23 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
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 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.
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. “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is set for June 23 and “Captain America Winter Soldier” for June 30. Visit downtowncontainerpark.com.
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. “Hotel Transylvania 2” is set for June 23 and “The Adventures of Tin Tin” for June 30. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.
The River — A Staged Reading: The event is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. June 24 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals: The performance, part of the 52 Fridays series, is scheduled at 8 p.m. June 24 at the Golden Nugget, 129 Fremont St. Tickets are $31.61 to $118.81. Visit goldennugget.com or call 866-946-5336
Carter Winter: The performance is scheduled at 10 p.m. June 24 at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country at Town Square Las Vegas, 6611 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Doors open at 7 p.m., and dance lessons are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Visit stoneysrockincountry.com or call 702-435-2855.
Under Construction: The free performances are scheduled at 3 p.m. June 25 and 26 at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3980.
Nature Tales: A nature-themed story time and craft activity is planned for all ages indoors at 1 p.m. June 25 at Clark County Wetlands Park, 7050 E. Wetlands Park Lane. Visit clarkcountynv.gov.
History Talk — The Civil War in the American Southwest: The event is set for 11 a.m. June 25 at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave. The ranger-led lecture is set to highlight the historical context, military campaigns and personalities of the Civil War in the American Southwest. Admission is $1 or free for kids 12 or younger. Visit friendsofthefort.org or call 702-486-3511.
Women Empowering Women: The event for girls and women 16 or older is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. June 25 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The event is part of the Women’s Conference Series and is set to feature speakers from various fields including health, education, finance and the overall welfare of self and family. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.
Kylie Sackley and Phil Barton: The event, part of New NashVegas HitMakers Series, is scheduled from 7 to 8 p.m. June 25 at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country at Town Square Las Vegas, 6611 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The intimate, acoustic show brings to life the stories behind the biggest hits from the greatest writers in country music. Kylie Sackley wrote “Sunshine and Summertime,” performed by Faith Hill, and “Nothin’ Bout Love Makes Sense,” performed by LeAnn Rimes. Phil Barton wrote “A Woman Like You,” performed by Lee Brice. Tickets are $15 each and include one well, wine or draft drink. All military and first responders receive free entry on Saturdays. Saturday night events are for those 18 or older, and doors open at 6 p.m. Visit stoneysrockincountry.com or call 702-435-2855.
Las Vegas Artisan Craft Festival: The grand opening event is planned from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 26 at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. More than 65 arts and crafts vendors are to be on hand. Admission is free. Visit artisancraftfestival.com.
The A, B, C & Ds of Medicare Info Session: The event, co-sponsored by Nevada State Aging and Disability Services Division, is scheduled at 3 p.m. June 27 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
The Center events:
— Free HIV Testing Day Health & Wellness Services Fair is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 27 at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. The fair is open to the community and is set to feature community health service providers, free HIV testing and food. Visit facebook.com/events/249123228799934.
— Stonewall: The Night We Stood Together is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. June 28 at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway, and involves a discussion of the Stonewall Riots, a performance written and performed by The L Group, QVolution, and ACT III programs at The Center. Visit facebook.com/events/537740929761852.
Free veterans home buying seminar: The Ogden, 150 Las Vegas Blvd. North, plans to host a free veterans home buying seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. June 28. Mortgage bankers from The Federal Home Savings Bank, the largest Veteran-owned federal bank in the U.S., will be available to meet one-on-one with guests to discuss veterans home loan programs. Register at VAHomeBuyingEvent.eventbrite.com or contact Dino Schulatz with The Federal Savings Bank at 312-667-1958 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Stolen Jackpots — How Slot Cheating Rings Raked in Millions”: The event, part of the Courtroom Conversation series, is scheduled at 7 p.m. June 28 at the Mob Museum, 300 E. Stewart Ave. Panelists are set to include Dick Charlesworth, member of a ring that ripped off millions in jackpots from the 1970s to the 1990s; Bruce Gates, retired senior agent/analyst for the Nevada Gaming Control Board; Beverly Griffin, president of Griffin Investigations, a company known for tracking gaming subjects and scams; and James Taylor, deputy chief of special investigations and support services for the Nevada Gaming Control board. The cost is $25 per person (museum members receive a 10 percent discount). Visit the themobmuseum.org or call 702-229-2734.
“Thoroughly Modern Millie”: The film is scheduled to be screened at 1 p.m. June 28 as part of the M is for Musical series at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
Fourth of July Potluck: The event for seniors 50 or older is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 30 at Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 J. St. Participants are invited to bring a large dish of food to share. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702- 229-6125 to register.
Myranda Bair’s “High Noon”: The art installation is set to be on display from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through July 8 at the Clark County Government Center’s Rotunda Gallery, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. The exhibit transforms the gallery into a microcosm of the local desert landscape with multiple dioramas, mock terrariums, colorful cypress beehive towers and felt cacti. Hand-painted Gila monsters, horned lizards, speckled toads, desert tortoises, roadrunners, tarantulas, burrowing owls, and many others inhabit the terrariums. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.
“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.
“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 is set to be on display during regular business hours at the Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road, and Nevada State Museum at the Springs Preserve, 309 S. Valley View Blvd., through Jan. 5. 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 inagural fashion-centric exhibit, “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
Night Hike: The free activity is planned from 8 to 9 p.m. June 24 and July 1 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road. The night hike is rated easy with mostly paved paths and gravel over small hills. Participants are invited to bring a flashlight. Space is limited. Registration is required. Visit gomtcharleston.com or email email@example.com.
World’s Largest Swim Lesson: The city of Henderson is planning to tackle the record from 8 to 9 a.m. June 24 at the Whitney Ranch Aquatic Complex, 1575 B Galleria Drive. Participation is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Visit cityofhenderson.com and use activity code 336709-00.
Charo: The comedian and flamenco guitarist is slated to perform at 7:30 p.m. June 24 and 25 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $25. Call 702-796-7111 or visit southpointcasino.com.
Junior Ranger: The free program is planned from 2 to 3 p.m. June 25 and July 2 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road, and is set to teach junior rangers about the Spring Mountains, how to help protect the area and other outdoor skills. Visit gomtcharleston.com.
Community Showcase: Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest preview event is planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 25 at 6300 Oakey Blvd. The nonprofit’s business lines will be showcased in addition to information on how the public can help. Entry is a donation, documents to shred or a monetary donation. Visit ovevents.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. June 25 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.
“I Know I Came in Here for Something”: The show, billed as a “middle-age musical comedy,” is set to be presented by the Gateway Arts Foundation and Dr. Carole Altman at 2 p.m. June 25 in the theater at the Summerlin Library Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Tickets are $20 and $15 for seniors at tinyurl.com/grwz8cz. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the foundation’s scholarship fund. Call 702-360-8340.
Silent Savasana with Dray Gardner: The event, part of Skye Canyon’s Fit Lives Here Series, is planned for 8 a.m. June 25 at Skye Canyon Park in the Skye Canyon master-planned community, 10119 W. Skye Canyon Park Drive. Yoga teacher Dray Gardner plans to lead the 75-minute free class, which blends traditional yoga instruction with music through headphones. It is open to all ages and can accommodate 300 on a first-come, first-served basis. It is suggested attendees RSVP at facebook.com/SkyeCanyon. Yoga mats will not be provided, but Silent Savasana supplies headsets. Visit skyecanyon.com.
Zowie Bowie: The band featuring Chris Phillips is scheduled to play at 10 p.m. June 25 and July 9 and 23 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets cost $20. Call 702-796-7111 or visit southpointcasino.com.
FUPI fundraiser: A painting event set to benefit Foreclosed Upon Pets Inc., a nonprofit pet rescue, is planned at 1 p.m. June 26 at Pinot’s Palette, 1000 S. Rampart Blvd., No. 10. Tickets are $39, and snacks are to be provided. Beverages will be available for purchase. Call 702-331-2007 or visit pinotspalette.com/bocapark/event/107058.
Hiking Las Vegas: Author Branch Whitney and creator of the 52 Peak Club is set to speak from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 27 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Discover the best hikes around Las Vegas, what to bring on a hike and how to be safe. The event is free. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3710.
Conquer Chiari fundraiser and walk: A fundraiser is planned for June 28 at Genghis Grill, 550 N. Stephanie St. Members of the local Conquer Chiari chapter plan to serve stir-fry, with 15 percent of sales and 100 percent of cash tips going back to the organization. That event will help raise money to put on the group’s annual Walk Across America fundraiser, set for Sept. 17 in Las Vegas at Centennial Hills Park, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive. The cost for walk registration with a T-shirt is $25, but anyone can complete the 1.25-mile walk free. Visit tinyurl.com/hc5zzaj or conquerchiari.org.
Las Vegas Singles Travel and Social Club: The club for mature singles interested in local, national and international travel plans to meet at 7 p.m. June 28 at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. This month’s speaker is set to talk about a cruise from Texas to Spain. A small fee is charged to cover the cost of refreshments and the meeting room. Call 702-873-8309.
ART — abOVe & BEYOND: The public is invited to attend the show from 6 to 9 p.m. June 29 at Opportunity Village’s Ralph & Betty Engelstad Campus, 6050 S. Buffalo Drive. Ticket sales will benefit Opportunity Village. An Opportunity Village art mentor will assist OVIP artist Alyssa T. in guiding participants through recreating her original painting, “Tree Mirage.” Open to anyone at least 21, the event will include live music, wine, appetizers, mingling and a silent auction. OVIP artwork, scarves and jewelry will be for sale in the Opportunity Village artWORKS Studio Store. For $45, participants can enjoy wine, appetizers, a souvenir Opportunity Village wine glass, and an instructional painting session with a canvas and art supplies. There is a $30 ticket available that includes wine, appetizers and a souvenir wine glass. Tickets for this event must be purchased in advance, and space is limited. Visit bit.ly/ARTabOVE.
“Dishing It Out 2016 — Vanity Plates”: The election-themed art exhibit is set to be open during regular library hours through July 24 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The exhibit, curated by Las Vegas photographer Diane Bush, features artists from across the country providing satirical, election-inspired work in a wide range of media, including select images representing each candidate fabricated on gold-rimmed, commemorative ceramic plates. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3630.
Tommy James and the Shondells: The performance, part of the 52 Fridays series, is scheduled at 8 p.m. July 1 at the Golden Nugget, 129 Fremont St. Tickets are $31.61 to $140.61.Visit goldennugget.com or call 866-946-5336.
Don McLean: The performance is scheduled at 8 p.m. July 1 at Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway. Tickets are $27 to $55. Visit boulderstation.sclv.com or call 702-432-7777.
The World Series of Beer Pong: The event is planned from July 6-10 at the Westgate, 3000 Paradise Road. Registration is $299 per player and includes a minimum of 12 games of play in the tournament. All participants must be 21 or older with a valid ID. Visit bpong.com/wsobp, tinyurl.com/wghc16 or call 702-732-5111.
“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.
Josh & the Jamtones Concert: The performances, part of Las Vegas’ July Children’s Summer Concert Series, are scheduled at 7 p.m. July 6 and 7 and 10:30 a.m. July 7 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Tickets are $3. visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
David Perrico: The performance is scheduled at 8 p.m. July 8 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $20 to $40. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
“Jungle Book”: The audience participation play presented by Tears of Joy Theatre is scheduled at 7 p.m. July 13 and 10:30 a.m. July 14 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
Images of the King Las Vegas Elvis Festival: The event is scheduled July 14-17 at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Elvis Presley tribute artists are set to perform each night in the style of a different era in Presley’s career. A tribute artist contest is set for July 15-17, with the top artist taking home $5,000. Weekend passes start at $131. Single-event tickets are also available. The Elvis ’56 event, headlined by Cody Ray Slaughter, is scheduled at 8 p.m. July 14. Tickets are $55 to $120. Tribute Artist Contest Round 1 is scheduled at 11 a.m. July 15. Tickets are $16 to $27. Elvis Meets the Beatles, headlined by Liverpool Legends, Cody Ray Slaughter and Ryan Pelton, is scheduled at 8 p.m. July 15. Tickets are $55 to $120. Tribute Artist Contest Round 2 is scheduled at 11 a.m. July 16. Tickets are $16 to $27. Elvis in Las Vegas — That’s the Way, headlined by Ben Portsmouth and Ryan Pelton, is scheduled at 8 p.m. July 16. Tickets are $55 to $120. Chasing Elvis Special VIP Event is scheduled at 11 a.m. July 17. Tickets are $16 to $27. Tribute Artist Contest Round 3 is scheduled at 2:30 p.m. July 16. Tickets are $22 to $33. Visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075.
Cheyenne Jackson — Music of the Mad Men Era: The performance is scheduled at 7 p.m. July 15 and 6 p.m. July 16 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.
Boston: The performance, with an appearance by Dennis DeYoung, founding member of Styx, is planned from 8 to 11 p.m. July 15 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 200 S. Third St. Tickets start at $49.50. Visit dlvec.com or call 702-388-2100.
“The Princess and the Pea”: The performance, presented by Utah Puppet Theater, is set for 7 p.m. July 20 and 10:30 a.m. July 21 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Tickets are $3. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies: The free performance, part of the Fremont Street Experience Rock of Vegas Summer Concert Series, is scheduled at 9 p.m. July 21 at the First Street Stage at the Fremont Street Experience at Fremont and Main streets through Las Vegas Boulevard South. Visit vegasexperience.com.
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.
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.
SiriusXM Backspin Presents The Art of Rap Festival: Performances are scheduled from 7:30 to 11 p.m. July 23 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 200 S. Third St. The Las Vegas lineup is set to include Public Enemy, The Sugar Hill Gang, Naughty by Nature, Mobb Deep, Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio, EPMD and Kurtis Blow and is hosted by Chief Rocker Busy Bee. Tickets are $45.42 to $114.68. Visit dlvec.com or call 702-388-2100.
“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.
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.
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.
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 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 taxes and fees. Visit ticketbat.com.
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.
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 email@example.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.
Geeks Who Drink Trivia: The 21-or-older event is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Gold Spike, 217 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is free, and signups start at 7:30 p.m. Visit goldspike.com or call 702-476-1082.
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.