East Valley Community Events Calendar, March 17-23, 2016

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. 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.

2. Free open rehearsals of “Mystere”: Cirque du Soleil invites visitors and locals to get an inside look at “Mystere” during rehearsals from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Saturdays and 5 to 5:30 p.m. Sundays. Guests are also set to receive an offer of two tickets to the show for $99. Call 702-894-7722.

3. 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.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

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 17, 24 and 31 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Monster Jam World Finals XVII: The event is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. March 17 and 7 p.m. March 18 and 19 at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 E. Russell Road. Tickets are $92 to $192. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

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.

Easter Bunny photos: The event is set from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 18-26, at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Prices start at $7.95. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.

From Las Vegas to the Northern Lights: The event featuring Appalachian-style string-band music, poetry and stories from Alaska byKen Waldman and Bill Burkeis scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. March 18 at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-3515.

Latino Network of Southern Nevada Summit: Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Coffin is set to host the third annual summit from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. March 18 at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave. Attendees will learn how their input, expertise, creative mind and enthusiasm can make a difference in addressing social issues affecting the Las Vegas community. This year’s summit will focus on education, jobs and economy, health and immigration. Among the summit’s speakers are Coffin, Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman, officials from Clark County School District, a presentation on the state of Latinos in Nevada from Jeremy Aguero of Applied Analysis, and more. The event is free. Register at tinyurl.com/hsgth7r.

Lucy Angel: The performance is scheduled at 7 p.m. March 18 at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country at Town Square Las Vegas, 6611 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets for the 18-or-older event are $10. Visit stoneysrockincountry.com or call 702-435-2855.

Eddie Money: The event is set for 8 p.m. March 18 at the Golden Nugget, 129 Fremont St. Tickets are $31.61 to $216.91. Visit goldennugget.com or call 866-946-5336.

The Poets Corner: The monthly forum for established poets and open-mic participants for adults 17 or older is scheduled at 7 p.m. March 18 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.

Sunz A Mentoring Program: The event, featuring Yusef R. Sudah, is part of The Native Son Bookstore Revisited Know Thyself series and is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. March 18 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.

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.

Third annual Dutch Oven Cook-Off: The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 19 at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave. Admission is $1 and free for children 12 or younger. Visit friendsofthefort.org or call 702-486-3511.

The Western Color Guard Championship: The event is planned from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 19 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 20 at the Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $17 for March 19, $20 for March 20 and $32 for both days. Visit wgi.org or call 866-589-7161.

The Clark County Commodore Computer Club: The meeting is planned from 9 to 11 a.m. March 19 in Room 16 at the Clark County School District Adult Education Campus, 2701 E. St. Louis Ave. Email Al Jackson at jackonmeister@gmail.com or Forrest Nettles at flnettles@hotmail.com or call 702-363-3331.

The Shade Tree Hero 5k Fun Run/Walk: The event is scheduled at 10 a.m. March 19 starting at the Llama Lot, 152 N. Ninth St. Onsite registration is scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite real-life hero or superhero costume for the event, which includes a vendor fair, raffles, food and music. Visit tinyurl.com/stshw16.

Spring Fling Book Fair: The event is set from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 19 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The event is set to include dozens of local authors, a workshops and book sales. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

The Jake Langley Quartet: The concert is scheduled at 2 p.m. March 19 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of the show. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.

Aladdin’s March Magic: The event is set from 5 to 7 p.m. March 19 at the Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North. It includes a dramatic reading of the “Aladdin” story, crafts, a tour of the museum and a magic performance. Reservations are required. Visit neonmuseum.org or call 702-387-6366.

New Vista Community Wine Walk: The wine walk is set from 7 to 10 p.m. March 19, April 9 and May 21 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Each walk is set to showcase a variety of food and wine throughout Town Square and feature 15 wines for sampling. The cost is $25 per person in advance or $30 the day of the event. Individuals must be 21 or older to attend. Visit winewalklv.com. or call 702-269-5000.

Engelbert Humperdinck: The concert is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. March 19 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets range from $29 to $125. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

The Lon Bronson Band: The show is set for 8 p.m. March 19 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $15 to $30. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

David Prescott as “Mr. Melody”: The performance is scheduled at 8 p.m. March 19 at Ron DeCar’s Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd South. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. General admission is $22, and VIP tickets, including dining, range from $39 to $42. Visit rondecarseventcenter.com or call 702-384-0771.

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.

“Spring Love” with Ziba Shirazi: The event is scheduled at 3 p.m. March 20 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The audience is invited to celebrate the traditional Iranian festival of spring, Nowruz, through the musical “Spring Love,” a play about three generations experiencing love at first sight. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Track Break Day Camp: The camp for ages 5 to 12 is scheduled from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. March 21-25 at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave. The cost is $20 per day, and breakfast and lunch are included. Financial aid is available for qualified applicants. Call 702-229-1515.

City of Las Vegas Spring Break Camps For Youth: Camps are offered from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 21-25 at the Municipal Swimming Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road. The cost is $150 for the week. Visit tinyurl.com/sbswim16 or call 702-229-6309.

Yanni: The show is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. March 21 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $29 to $99. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

National Waffle Day: The event for seniors 50 or older is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 22 at the Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 J. St. The cost is $6. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702- 229-6125.

“12 Angry Men”: The screening of the 1957 film, part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Spotlight on Henry Fonda series, is scheduled at 1 p.m. March 22 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Business and marketing strategies seminars: The series, hosted by the city of Las Vegas and Sumnu Marketing, has sessions scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon March 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 dmharris@lasvegasnevada.gov or 702-229-6862.

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 23 and Wednesdays through June at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.

Spring Blood Drive: The drive is set from 1 to 6 p.m. March 23 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Donors are to receive two tickets to see comedy hypnotist Mark Savard at the V Theater in Planet Hollywood or a comparable prize. Visit redcross.org and enter sponsor code “clark county library,” or stop in before 5:30 p.m. to sign up. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Nerdathlon — Trivia for your nerdiness!: The trivia contest is scheduled at 8 p.m. March 23 at the Millennium Fandom Bar, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The venue is 21 or older, and cosplay is welcome but not required. Visit millenniumfandombar.com.

Geeks Who Drink: The trivia contest is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. March 23 at the Gold Spike, 217 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Signups begin at 7 p.m. The event is scheduled every Wednesday at the same time and place. Visit tinyurl.com/geekgold.

National Women’s History Month Neon Museum Tours: In honor of National Women’s History Month in March, the Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is set to update its regularly scheduled Neon Boneyard tours to include notable facts about Las Vegas’ most interesting and influential women. Day and night tours are available. Visit neonmuseum.org or call 702-387-6366.

Tropicana pool: This season, admission is free before 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday to the pool at Tropicana, 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Friday through Sunday and holidays, the cost is $10 all day for locals.

“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.

“Menagerie”: The exhibit featuring sculptures from the College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts faculty is scheduled to be on display from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through March 31 at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. A meet-the-artists reception is scheduled from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 31. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

Class registration: Spring II 2016 Class Registration is available through April 13 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Classes offered include dance, martial arts and audio engineering. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.

“The Midcentury Las Vegas Stage”: The exhibit is scheduled to be on display from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through April 21 at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

WORTH A DRIVE

“More Than a Vessel”: The artists of Clay Arts Vegas, a Las Vegas Arts District pottery studio, plan to display works based on the cup in a show slated to be on display March 17 through June 14 in the gallery of the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. An opening reception is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. March 17. Visit lvccld.org.

Cosmic Swim: The event is planned from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 18 (activity code 136317-01) at the Henderson Multigenerational Center’s indoor pool, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway. Games, music, diving for glow gear and swimming races are planned. All ages may participate, but children younger than 8 must be supervised by a parent or guardian. Admission is $5 per person or $18 for a family of four. Register at cityofhenderson.com or at any city recreation center or indoor pool.

Home Improvement & Backyard Expo: The free event is scheduled at 10 a.m. March 18-20 inside the grand ballroom at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The expo is set to showcase the latest products and services in home remodeling and decorating, including for kitchens, baths, roofing, pools, gardens and cooking. Visit southpointcasino.com.

Cowabunga Bay Water Park: The park at 900 Galleria Drive is set to kick off its swimming season March 19, opening from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The 23-acre site offers nine water slides, four surf and swim pools and an interactive children’s play area with 10 pint-sized slides and tipping buckets. Also offered are raft rides, heated pools, shade structures and refreshments. Visit cowabungabay.com.

Skye Canyon grand opening: The northwest master-planned community is set to hold its grand opening from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 19 at 10111 W. Skye Canyon Park Drive. The public is invited for a free pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m., and a farmers market is planned by Connors Farmers Market with local vendors including C&D Honey Company, Van Dyke Farms and Winder Farms. Pressed juices from Grass Roots Juice Bar are also set to be offered throughout the event at the Skye Fitness Juice Bar, along with smoothies from the Skye Center Bistro. A variety of kid-friendly activities are also scheduled. Visit skyecanyon.com.

USA Dance: The local branch of the national nonprofit plans to host all-ages ballroom dances featuring a variety of music styles from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. March 19, April 9, May 14 and June 11 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Most events include a lesson and some feature exhibition dancing from experts. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for USA Dance members, students and military members. Pay at the door. Visit usadancelasvegas.org.

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 19, 22 and 26, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 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.

Mahalo Luau: Join the 9th Island Cultural Club of Las Vegas for Hawaiian entertainment, music and authentic luau food at 6:30 p.m. March 19 at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive. Luau tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Call 702-992-0837 or visit artslasvegas.org.

Best Buddies walk: Best Buddies Nevada plans its 2016 Friendship Walk and Celebration of Friendship for March 19 at Bishop Gorman High School, 5959 S. Hualapai Way. Festivities are set to begin at 8:45 a.m. with a 1-mile walk around the campus, followed by a post-event celebration with live music, face painting, a petting zoo, balloon artists and raffles. This year’s event will be emceed by local high school student, chairperson and Miss Nevada High School America, Kenzie Sullivan. The event is free to the public, however, participants are encouraged to form teams and raise at least $50 per person. All proceeds benefit Best Buddies programs in Las Vegas. Visit bestbuddiesnevada.org.

Bunny Trail: The event is planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 20 in the children’s park at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd. The second annual Bunny Trail is done in partnership with 98.5 KLUC-FM. The family-friendly event will feature an Easter egg scramble in the children’s play park, face painting, a bounce house, climbing wall, live music, petting zoo, pictures with a live Easter bunny and more. Registration by age group starts at 9 a.m. for ages 2 to 12. Easter egg scramble begins at 10:30 a.m. Visit tivolivillagelv.com.

Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club: The club plans to meet from noon to 4 p.m. March 20 at the Las Vegas Buddhist Sangha Center, 4110 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. A chili cook-off is planned. Learn about Hawaiian culture. Visit lasvegashcc.org/las-vegas-hawaiian-civic-club.html. To RSVP for the cook-off, email contactus@lasvegashcc.org.

Youth Leadership Summit: The free event is planned from 1 to 3 p.m. March 22 in Council Chambers at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and interested youth leaders are invited to learn more about the city. City Manager Betsy Fretwell will join Mayor Pro Tem Steve Ross and special guests to share information about the city and answer questions. Space is limited. To reserve a spot, email CLKramar@LasVegasNevada.gov or call 702-229-6154.

Travel group: The Las Vegas Singles Travel and Social Club, a group of mature singles interested in local, national and international travel, plan to gather at 6:30 p.m. to socialize and at 7 p.m. for business March 22 at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd. This month’s speaker is set to talk about her recent tour of Southern India. There is a small fee to cover refreshments and the cost of the meeting room. Call 702-873-8309. Guests are always welcome.

“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, through March 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.

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 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.

“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.

PLAN AHEAD

Performance Management, Discipline & Discharge: The free seminar presented by Fisher & Phillips LLP, a labor and employment law firm, and the city of Las Vegas, is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. March 24 at the Las Vegas City Hall Achievement Room, 495 S. Main St. Visit tinyurl.com/fpat2016.

Business 101: Social Media 101: The event, co-sponsored by SCORE, is scheduled at 6 p.m. March 24 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Crystal Trio: The Harmonic Glass Ensemble in Concert is scheduled at 7 p.m. March 24 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Motherwhit: The event, featuring China Hudson, is part of The Native Son Bookstore Revisited Know Thyself series and is set from 5 to 6:30 p.m. March 25 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.

Tony DeSare — From Sinatra to Prince: Performances are scheduled at 7 p.m. March 25 and 26 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets range from $39 to $49. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

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.

Kristin Chenoweth: The concert is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. March 25 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $29 to $115. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

The Scintas: Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. March 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.

Old Fort Tours: Tours are planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 26 at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave. Admission is $1 and free for children 12 or younger. Visit friendsofthefort.org or call 702-486-3511.

Third annual Cesar Chavez Community Event: The event is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 26 at Gary Reese Freedom Park, 850 N. Mojave Road. It is set to include community vendors, music, entertainment and food trucks.

Spring Wine Walk: The walk is set from 3 to 6 p.m. March 26 at Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Visit downtowncontainerpark.com.

“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.

Alan Parsons Live Project: The event is scheduled at 8 p.m. March 26 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets range from $35 to $95. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Clifford the Big Red Dog — LIVE!: The event is set for 6:30 p.m. March 30 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets range from $14.95 to $22.95. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

“The Goddess and The Bellman — A Tale of Murder and Injustice”: The event, part of the Oscar B. Goodman Dinner Series, is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. March 31 at Oscar’s Steakhouse at the Plaza, 1 Main St. the event includes dinner and a presentation by Goodman. RSVP and pre-payment of $150 is required. Call 702-386-7227 or email RSVP@playlv.com.

PurpleStride: The 5K run and family-friendly walk is set for 9 a.m. April 2 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Registration is scheduled at 7 a.m.and is $30 to $35 in advance and $35 to $40 on the day of the event. The event benefits the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Visit pancan.org. To register, visit purplestride.org/lasvegas.

“Fashion Forward”: The event featuring fashion work created and modeled by Clark County students is scheduled at 2 p.m. April 2 at the Fashion Show mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $40 for general admission and $80 for VIP. Visit jllv.org/estore.

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. art

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 .

Picnic By Design — “Parasols in the Park”: The event, benefiting The Center Las Vegas and DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS), is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. April 30 at Symphony Park, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Lawn games and a VIP cocktail hour are scheduled at 4:30 p.m., and the buffet-style dinner and live entertainment, including UNLV Jazz Ensemble, songstress Toscha Comeaux and male quartet These Guys, are scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Visit tinyurl.com/picbyd16.

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.

ONGOING

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.

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.

“Matt and Mattingly’s Bucket Show”: Performances 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.

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.

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

“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.

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