THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. Walk for Wishes: Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada is set to host the 1-mile walk and 5K fun run at 8 a.m. March 12 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Family entertainment, food and a post-event award ceremony are planned, with all proceeds going to Make-A-Wish. Registration is set for 7 p.m. Visit snv.wish.org.
2. St. Baldrick’s head-shaving events: The events to raise money for the national organization funding research to find cures for childhood cancer are scheduled at noon March 12 at Ri Ra Irish Pub in Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd South, and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 12 at New York-New York, 3790 Las Vegas Blvd. South, at the hotel’s Brooklyn Bridge. Live music and celebrity guest head-shavers are planned. Visit stbaldricks.org.
3. Trivia Challenge Night: The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation’s 14th annual Trivia Challenge Night, “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” is scheduled at 6 p.m. March 12 at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. The winner of the trivia challenge will receive a trophy and be crowned 2016’s Most Valuable Brain. Snacks, drinks and cocktails will be available. Tickets are $30 per person or $300 per table of 10. Doors open at 5 p.m. Visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Cannabis college: Oaksterdam University, the first cannabis college in the United States, is set to be in Las Vegas March 11-14 to host its Cannabis Horticulture Seminar at The Plaza Hotel, 1 S. Main St. The seminar consists of two parts: Part 1 will cover basic information on March 11 and 12, while Part 2 will cover advanced information on March 13 and 14. Topics will cover everything from seed to sale and more. Part 1 tuition is $645; Part 1 and 2 tuition is $1,045. Participants must graduate from Part 1 to take Part 2. Register at oaksterdamuniversity.com/lasvegas2016.
Income Tax Assistance: Volunteers from AARP’s tax assistance program are set to provide free tax preparation for low- to no-income seniors from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 10, 17, 24 and 31 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder”: The performance is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. March 10-13 and 2 p.m. March 12 and 13 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $29 to $139. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour: The event is scheduled at 7 p.m. March 10 and 11 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Admission is provided by free wristbands that are set to be be distributed at 6 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis; limit one per person. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
Inspire. Challenge. Engage Dinner: The event, organized by Create A Change Now and The Reset Project, is scheduled at 5:45 p.m. March 10 at Booker Elementary School, 2277 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Some of Las Vegas’ top executive chefs are set to collaborate and create a specially designed prix fixe menu. Tickets begin at $40 and are available at tinyurl.com/iced16.
La Catrina String Quartet: The Nevada School of the Arts is set to present Musical Crossroads featuring La Catrina String Quartet at 7 p.m. March 11 at the Historic Fifth Street School Auditorium, 401 S. Fourth St. The event is curated by Brian Paco Alvarez, art advocate, urban historian and native Las Vegan. An artists’ reception is set to follow. In addition to performing, the quartet is to present a series of master classes, working NSA Chamber Ensembles and an outreach performance at a high school. Admission is $25 or $35 at the door or $10 for students. Vist nsamusic.org. For more information, call 702-384-2787.
Make it at Your Library Teen Lock-in: As part of Teen Tech Week, a mini-maker space with several different stations for teens to use their maker skills is set to be available from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. March 11 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Refreshments are set to be provided. Registration is required. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
America: The event is planned at 8 p.m. March 11 at the Golden Nugget, 129 Fremont St. Tickets range from $31.61 to $216.91. Visit goldennugget.com or call 866-946-5336.
Cotopaxi Questival: The adventure scavenger hunt for teams of two to six people is scheduled March 11 and 12 starting in downtown Las Vegas. More information will be available through a race day information packet sent seven days before the race. A challenge list is set to be sent 24 hours before the event. Tickets begin at $39. Visit tinyurl.com/questlv16.
The Scintas: Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. March 11, 12, 25 and 26; April 8, 9, 15 and 16; and May 6, 7, 13 and 14 at the Plaza, 1 Main St. Tickets start at $29. A dinner and a show package is offered for $99 and includes a three-course prix fixe dinner at Oscar’s steakhouse in addition to a VIP show ticket. Visit plazahotelcasino.com or call 702-386-2507.
Third Annual Pig Out: The event benefiting the Veteran’s Care Foundation is scheduled from noon until evening or longer March 12 at the Rum Runner Boulder, 6658 S. Boulder Highway. It is set to include live entertainment by several bands and impressionists, including Shovel, Up Dog, Tommy Rocker, Bruce “Rodney Dangerfield” Russell, and Tom “Larry the Cable Guy” Daw; raffles and a live auction. Visit rumrunnervegas.com or call 702-451-7357.
19th annual Spotlight Awards: The event, hosted by the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks Southern Nevada, the commercial real estate development association, is scheduled to honor distinguished commercial real estate entities from 6 to 10 p.m. March 12 at the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road. The cost is $180 per person or $1,600 for a table of 10. Call 702-798-7194 or visit naiopnv.org.
Police Unity Tour 2016 featuring Rock Candy: Rock Candy is scheduled to perform classic rock at 8 p.m. March 12 at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, as part of the Police Unity Tour. The tour’s primary purpose is to raise awareness of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. The secondary purpose of the tour is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum. Tickets are $15. Visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075.
How to Ace the Interview: The seminar, part of the Getting a Job Career Development Series, is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. March 12 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
“Black Mass”: A screening of the 2015 film is scheduled as part of the Saturday Movie matinee series at 2 p.m. March 12 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
Bike the Pioneer Trail: The inaugural event is planned for 11 a.m. March 13, starting at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. It will travel to the Old Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave. Cyclists can ride by historic sights that include the Benny Binion home, the Moulin Rouge and the Harrison House, where musicians Sammy Davis Jr. and Pearl Bailey stayed. Following the bike trail, a party is planned from noon to 3 p.m. at the Tenaya Creek Brewery, 831 W. Bonanza Road. Raffles for prizes, including a three-month membership to Las Vegas’ Foundation Room, are planned. There is a $10 registration fee, which includes an event T-shirt and more. The Pioneer Trail will be assisted by Metro Police, tour marshals and tour support. Visit bikethepioneertrail.com.
The Nevada Chamber Symphony in Concert: “Spring Forward – Singing Strings”is set for 3 p.m. March 13 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
LGBTQ Career Fair: The event is planned from 1 to 4 p.m. March 14 at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit thecenterlv.com or call 702-733-9800.
“Mister Roberts”: The screening of the 1955 film, part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Spotlight on Henry Fonda series, is scheduled at 1 p.m. March 15 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
Nonprofit Strategic Planning 101: The event, part of the SoNNPIC Workshops for Non-Profits series, is scheduled at 2 p.m. March 15 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
Cardboard boat-building class: Zappos plans to host the free class from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 15 at the Zappos campus, 400 Stewart Ave. Attendees may arrive at any time during the day. Zappos can store the boat and bring it to the Zappos Cardboard Regatta event set for April 7-9 at Lorenzi Park, 3343 W. Washington Ave. Free supplies of duct tape, cardboard and glue will be offered during the classes while supplies last. Pirate Fest is also planned at Lorenzi Park April 8-10 and includes pirates, steampunk, Renaissance and fairy characters and live entertainment. Visit PirateFestLV.com. For more information, contact Jan Allin at email@example.com or 702-600-7686.
Story time in the Square: The event for children featuring interactive story time as a storyteller reads from classic children’s tales and new favorites is scheduled at 11 a.m. March 16 and Wednesdays through June at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.
Estate Planning in Nevada: The free monthly classes offered by The Clark County Law Library and Nevada Legal Services are set from 1 to 3 p.m. March 16 at the Clark County Law Library, 309 S. Third St., Suite 400. To RSVP, visit ClarkCountyNV.Gov/LawLibrary or call 702-455-4696.
Veterans Stand Down: The annual event, hosted by U.S.VETS-Las Vegas, is set from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 16 and 17 at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Visit usvetsinc.org/lasvegas.
Business and marketing strategies seminars: The series, hosted by the city of Las Vegas and Sumnu Marketing, has sessions scheduled from 9 to noon March 16, 23 and 30 and April 16 at the Urban Chamber of Commerce Business Development Center, 1951 Stella Lake St. RSVP to Darren Harris with the city of Las Vegas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-229-6862.
Catch the Leprechaun Run 2016: The Las Vegas office of CBRE, in conjunction with CBRE Cares, plans to host the second annual 5K race and 1-mile walk at 8 a.m. March 19 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road. CBRE has pledged all profits to the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth and The Public Education Foundation’s Clark County Reads program. Registration is $35 for adults and $20 for children 12 or younger for the 5K or the 1-mile distance. Participants are encouraged to wear green as they chase the costumed leprechaun, who will lead all runners at the beginning of the race. Each participant will receive a goodie bag, T-shirt and medal. Register in advance online or onsite the day of the race starting at 6:30 a.m. Visit tinyurl.com/zx42a92.
“Ignominious Refuse”: The exhibition featuring the work of Brent Holmes is scheduled to be on display through March 11 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.
“The Hues of Souls”: The exhibition of acrylic paintings by John Trimble is set to be on display through March 19 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.
Fremont Middle School Celebrates 60 Years: The exhibition “Fremont Middle School Celebrates 60 Years Through the Eyes of its Young Artists” is set to be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through March 26 at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, 1017 S. First St., No. 190. Visit nevadahumanities.org or call 702-800-4670.
WORTH A DRIVE
Henderson Symphony Orchestra: The group plans a free young artists concert at 8 p.m. March 11 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. The concert will feature soloists Jenny Hahn, Ivan Ferguson, Daniel Kyong and Thomas Kyong. Compositions by Mozart, Max Bruch, Carl Maria von Weber, George Gershwin and Franz Schubert are to be performed. Visit hendersonsymphony.org.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival: The 50th Annual Southern Nevada Sons and Daughters of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. March 11, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 12 and noon to 9 p.m. March 13. Admission to the festival is free. Some activities may require purchased tickets, which will be available at the event. Along with a carnival, festival, live entertainment and car show, the parade is planned for 10 a.m. March 12 with more than 100 floats, entries and community participants. The event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Southern Nevada Sons and Daughters of Erin. Proceeds will benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2171.
Empty Bowl Benefit and Auction: The 16th annual event is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 12 at Green Valley High School, 460 Arroyo Grande Blvd., to benefit Las Vegas Catholic Worker programs. A lunch of soup and bread will be served in handmade ceramic bowls. Each attendee will select their own bowl made by members and friends of the Nevada Clay Guild and keep it as a lasting reminder of world hunger. A live auction of bowls made by prominent artists is planned from noon to 1:30 p.m. A silent auction also is planned. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children and may be purchased at the door or at lvcw.org/emptybowl.htm.
Cirque Run: Cirque du Soleil is set to host its 15th annual Run Away with Cirque du Soleil community 5K run and 1-mile fun walk March 12 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Onsite registration is set to start at 7 a.m. Pre-race activities are slated to begin at 8 a.m. with the race starting at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $40 for the 5K and $30 for the 1-mile. Register at tinyurl.com/run2016.
“Mug Shots #3” by Diane Bush: This third installation of Mug Shots is planned during regular gallery hours through March 31 at the Left of Center Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road. Mug Shots is part of a yearlong series of mini installations created and curated by multimedia artist and ex-educator Diane Bush, who is set to provide the public with humorous and collectible artist-designed mugs, framed artwork and ceramic commemorative plates. Admission is free. Visit leftofcenterart.org.
“The Speed of Darkness”: David McKee is scheduled to direct performances of the play by Steve Tesich at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, March 11-27, in the Fischer Black Box at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for seniors or students. Ushers can see the show for free. Visit lvlt.org.
Fiddle & Guitar: Internationally recognized musicians Alex DePue, on fiddle, and Miguel DeHoyos, on guitar, are set to take traditional flamenco style and blend it with everything from rock favorites to original works during a concert scheduled at 7 p.m. March 12 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit artslasvegas.org.
Igniting the Arts: Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School plans to host the fundraiser at 6 p.m. March 12 to showcase students from the school’s Conservatory of the Fine Arts, 2015 S. Hualapai Way. A pre-show reception is planned at 6 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres, beverages and a silent auction. Tickets are $75 and include admittance to the pre-show reception and entertainment. Visit faithconservatory.com.
Fashion shows: The “Gossip Girl”-themed shows are planned at noon and 2 p.m. March 12 in the lower level of Kohl’s court at the Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road. The event is set to be hosted by the National Charity League’s Green Valley chapter class of 2017. The league is a nonprofit for mothers and daughters who participate in philanthropic work, leadership development and cultural activities. Visit galleriaatsunset.com.
Yoga on the Meadow: Stretch with the Red Rock Canyon escarpment as your background during Yoga on the Meadow sessions scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. March 12, 19, 22 and 26, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 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.
Family Festival: The Artisan Craft Festival Spring Shopping Jamboree benefiting Easter Seals Nevada is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 13 at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. The Easter Bunny is scheduled to be there. Admission is free. To register, visit artisancraftfestival.com.
Whitney Phoenix in ‘I Love a Piano’: The Gateway Arts Foundation plans to present the Las Vegas pianist at 3 p.m. March 13 at the Starbright Theatre, 2225 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $20. Visit gatewayartsfoundation.org or call 702-255-0695.
Theatre Chaotica: The acting improv and character development workshops are planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays at Theatre in the Valley, 10 Pacific Ave. Upcoming dates include March 13, 20 and 27. The cost is $5. Call 702-642-1047 or visit tinyurl.com/theatrechaotica or theatreinthevalley.org.
Fomato Fun: The Midnight Fomato Society plans to present “Bad Head,” a comedy directed by John Tomasello featuring science fiction, fantasy, burlesque and foam tomatoes that the audience is welcome to lob at one another and actors during the show. The show is set to run at 10 p.m. Fridays, through March 25, at the Sci Fi Center, 5077 Arville St. Tickets are $10. Fomatoes will be sold at the show (cash only). Visit facebook.com/thescificentervegas.
Far Western District Convention & Competition: The Association of Chapters in the Barbershop Harmony Society event is set from March 17-19 at the Alexis Park Resort, 375 E. Harmon Ave. It is set to be hosted by the local chapter, the Silver Statesmen Chorus. Admission to the convention is $70. Visit tinyurl.com/fwdcc16.
Monster Jam World Finals XVII: The event is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. March 17, 7 p.m. March 18 and 7 p.m. March 19 at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 E. Russell Road. Tickets are $92 to $192. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
Wizard World Las Vegas: The comic and pop culture convention is scheduled from 3 p.m. March 18 to 4 p.m. March 20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road. Celebrity guests are set to include Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Jewel Staite and Michael Rooker. Admission begins at $35 in advance for a single-day ticket. Visit tinyurl.com/wizlv16.
One Night for ONE DROP: The fourth annual charity gala is planned for 7:30 p.m. March 18 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., to raise funds and awareness for critical water issues. Presented by MGM Resorts International, the star-studded benefit is set to feature artists from all eight Cirque du Soleil shows in an original production alongside world-renowned guest performers. VIP tickets, which include the post-show extravaganza and after-party, are $3,000, and show-only tickets start at $100. Visit onedrop.org/onenight or by call 844-339-2837.
The Clark County Commodore Computer Club: The meeting is planned from 9 to 11 a.m. March 19 in Room 16, in the Clark County School District Adult Education Campus, 2701 E. St Louis Ave. Email Al Jackson at email@example.com or Forrest Nettles at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 702-363-3331.
Dangerous Curves: The performance is scheduled at 1 p.m. March 20 at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, and is free for B Connected members. Visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075.
Community Safety Forum: The Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave., plans to host a free Community Safety Forum from 2 to 3 p.m. the third Sunday of each month through 2016. Each presentation includes free general admission to the museum following the presentation as well as livestreaming of the event. The March 20 topic is The Ins and Outs of the Clark County District Attorney’s Office is planned, including information about the progression of a criminal case from arrest to post-conviction procedures. Call 702-229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.
Real MMA: The mixed martial arts event is set for 7 p.m. March 25 at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Tickets start at $27. Visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075.
“An Evening of A Cappella”: The event featuring the the Silver Statesmen is scheduled at 7 p.m. March 26 at Temple Sinai, 9001 Hillpointe Road. Tickets are $10 or $15 at the door. Visit silverstatesmenbarbershopchorus.com.
The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston: The performance is scheduled at 8 p.m. April 2 at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Tickets start at $25. Visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075.
A Thousand Horses: The performance is scheduled at 8 p.m. April 9 at the Railhead at Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway. Tickets range from $15 to $27.50. Visit boulderstation.sclv.com or call 702-432-7777.
Southern Nevada Devil Pups: A parent and pup informational meeting is scheduled at noon April 23 at Durango High School, 7100 W. Dewey Drive. The leadership program is set to start its 12-week preliminary training program to select the community’s top 14- to 17-year-old applicants to attend this year’s Devil Pups 10-day encampment at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. Visit devilpups.com or call Marie Tomao at 702-285-4142.
David de Alba: “David de Alba as Boy-Chic, Frozen in Time: An Evening at Finocchio’s” is planned for 3 p.m. April 24 at Model Factory LV at The Boulevard Mall, 3680 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets for the 21 -or-older event are $18 to $20. Call 702-628-1129.
Race for Hope and Fun Walk: Grant a Gift Autism Foundation’s seventh annual Race for Hope and Fun Walk is scheduled at 8 a.m. April 30 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Onsite registration begins at 7 a.m. Visit grantagiftfoundation.org or call 702-564-2453 .
Desert Gray Matters 5K Walk/Run: The run/walk to raise awareness and funds for brain tumor research is scheduled at 7:30 a.m. May 1 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road. Onsite registration is available. The cost is $30 per person until April 23 and $40 after. Visit walktoendbraintumors.org/nv or call 702-283-0576.
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.
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.