East Valley Community Events Calendar, March 3-9, 2016

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament: The event is scheduled for March 4-6 at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 E. Russell Road. March 4, gates are set to open at 3 p.m. and the last match to begin at 9 p.m. March 5, gates are to open at 10 a.m. and the last match to begin at 7:30 p.m. March 6, gates are to open at 9 a.m. and the last match to begin at 4:05 p.m. Adult tickets range from $30 to $1,111, depending on location and number of days attending. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

2. RaceJam Concert: The concert featuring headliner Craig Morgan is set for 9 p.m. March 5 at the Third Street Stage at the Fremont Street Experience. The concert is part of the 13th Annual RaceJam 2016, a four-day event celebrating NASCAR Weekend with NASCAR merchandise booths and free nightly entertainment March 3-6. Visit vegasexperience.com.

3. Evening of Hope: The event, benefiting the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada, is planned for 6:30 p.m. March 4 at the World Market Center, 475 S. Grand Central Parkway. The epicurean-style experience and cocktail reception fundraiser is set to include selections from Las Vegas restaurants, children’s art and silent and live auctions. Tickets range from $75 to $150. Visit candlelightersnv.org or call 702-737-1919.

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 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Las Vegas Stories — Changing the Game: The free event is planned for 7 p.m. March 3 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Part of the free Las Vegas Stories series, the topic will be Women at Work in Las Vegas, with Joanne L. Goodwin discussing the stories of women who lived and worked in Las Vegas in the last half of the 20th century. Call 702-507-3459 or visit lvccld.org.

Cardboard boat-building classes: Zappos is planning the free classes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 7 and 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 jallin@cox.net or 702-600-7686.

“Bad Jews”: The comedy about faith, family and legacy is scheduled at 8 p.m. March 3-5 and 2 p.m. March 6 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.

Audrey Barcio’s “Continual Eventual”: The art installation drawing on Las Vegas architecture and its competition with the surrounding desert mountains is set to be on display through March 4 at Clark County Government Center’s Rotunda Gallery, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.

“Piaf — Love Conquers All”: The one-woman show is scheduled at 7 p.m. March 4 and 1:30 p.m. March 5 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.

David Perrico – Pop Strings Orchestra: The performance is scheduled at 8 p.m. March 4 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.

Gin Blossoms: The event is scheduled at 8 p.m. March 4 at the Golden Nugget, 129 Fremont St. Tickets range from $31.61 to $216.91. Visit goldennugget.com or call 866-946-5336.

Veterans Village Charity Run: The event is scheduled at 9 a.m. March 5 at the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road. The run is part of the Win The Storm Conference. Funds raised will benefit Veterans Village Las Vegas. Raffle tickets are available for purchase at winthestorm.com or by calling 330-577-8676.

The Mitzvah Project: The national tour of The Mitzvah Project arrives in Las Vegas at 7:30 p.m. March 5 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. “The Mitzvah” (“The Good Deed”), a one-person play created by Roger Grunwald with director and Broadway veteran Annie McGreevey, explores the World War II story of more than 100,000 German men who — classified as “mischlinge, the derogatory term the Nazis used to describe those descended from one or two Jewish grandparents — fought in the German armed forces. The story of one such mischling is at the center of The Mitzvah. The play is to be followed by a lecture that examines the history that gave rise to mischling-soldiers. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Visit artslasvegas.org or themitzvah.org.

Rapport’s Teen Leadership Informational Meeting: The session is planned from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 5 at Metropolitan Police Department Headquarters, 400 S. Martin Luther King Blvd. The goal is to empower teens. Call Director of Youth Development Marie Tomao at 702-505-8289.

Dodgeball Tournament: After-School All-Stars Las Vegas plans the fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 5 at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Dozens of teams that include local companies and individuals are set to compete. Spectator VIP tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door, and spectator general admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Children 12 or younger are admitted free. Proceeds support After-School All-Stars’ free after-school academic and enrichment programs. Visit asaslv.org.

Grand Tasting Affair: The third annual American Craft Whiskey Revival Grand Tasting Affair is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. March 5 at the Golden Nugget, 129 Fremont St. Participants can sample artisan whiskies, American craft spirits, moonshines, and barrel-aged beers from a variety of America’s distilleries. Live entertainment and Southern cuisine, mixology and educational classes led by distillery owners and brand ambassadors are planned. Guests must be 21 or older. Tickets are $45 in advance and $49 at the door. Visit tinyurl.com/gnwhis16 or call 866-946-5336.

Cabrera Conducts Mozart: The performance by the Las Vegas Philharmonic, conducted by Donato Cabrera, is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. March 5 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 in Concert — Sounds of Spring: The performance is set for 2 p.m. March 6 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.

Las Vegas Camerata Orchestra: The orchestra, conducted by Oscar Carrescia, with guest artists Luis Grinhaus, on violin, and Berta Rosenohl, on piano, is scheduled at 2 p.m. March 6 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. The concert is set to feature works by Joseph Hadyn, Bragato, Piazolla and Corelli. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.

Emoji Marble Magnets and Buttons: The crafting event is set for 4 p.m. March 6 at the Las Vegas Library, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North, and 3:30 p.m. March 10 at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. Visit lvccld.org.

Comic Create: The event in which teens can learn how to decorate their walls and heads with comic book creations, is scheduled at 4 p.m. March 7 at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-4010.

BE Engaged — Accelerating a New Nevada: The Business + Education (BE) Engaged Conference 2016 is planned from 7:30 to 11 a.m. March 7 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Following the event, a nonprofit trade show and VIP luncheon is scheduled. The cost is $10 for the program, including a continental breakfast. The VIP luncheon is limited to 200 guests. The cost is $50 for the luncheon and includes preferred seating for the program. Visit bit.ly/beengaged or call 702-749-2012.

“The Lady Eve”: The screening of the 1941 film, part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Spotlight on Henry Fonda series, is scheduled for 1 p.m. March 8 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

DIY Headgear and Comic Create: Teens ares set to use old shirts to make a slouchy beanie or a headband and then decorate their wall and head with comic book creations at 4:30 p.m. March 8 at the Las Vegas Library, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3549.

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder”:The performance is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. March 8-13 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.

Vintage Urban Collection:The exhibition of works by Alexander P. Huerta is scheduled to be on display through March 8 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Free seminars focusing on business and marketing strategies: The seminar series, hosted by the city Of Las Vegas and Sumnu Marketing, has sessions scheduled from 9 to noon March 9, 16, 23 and 30 and April 16 at the Urban Chamber of Commerce Business Development Center, 1951 Stella Lake St. The March 9 session is titled Your Company’s DNA. RSVP to Darren Harris with the city of Las Vegas at dmharris@lasvegasnevada.gov or 702-229-6862.

Downtown Master Plan Presentation: A public outreach meeting for the new Downtown Master Plan is scheduled for two sessions from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 9 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Residents may still provide public comment through March 23 via visionlv.com.

Super Smash Bros. Tournament: The event for children in grades 6-12 is set for 4 p.m. March 9 at the Sunrise Library, 5400 Harris Ave. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3905.

Jazz Ensemble II and the Contemporary Jazz Ensemble: The concert, part of the UNLV Jazz Concert Series, is scheduled at 7 p.m. March 9 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. 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 presenting an outreach performance at a high school. Admission is $25 or $35 at the door or $10 for students. Vist eventbrite.com or nsamusic.org. For more information, advertising and sponsorship opportunities, call the Nevada School of the Arts at 702-384-2787 or visit nsamusic.org

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.

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.

Jerry Misko exhibit: Misko’s limited edition prints and one-of-a-kind paintings of nostalgic Las Vegas neon signs are set to be on display from 3 to 11 p.m. daily at the Las Vegas Club Gallery at the Plaza, 1 Main St. The gallery is also set to feature the “Union Plaza Then and Now” exhibit with photos and memorabilia curated by the nonprofit Museum of Gaming History, an educational project of The Casino Chip & Gaming Tokens Collectors Club Inc. Visit plazahotelcasino.com or call 702-386-2110.

“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.

WORTH A DRIVE

Docent association volunteers: Spring Mountain Ranch State Park Docent Association is looking for volunteers. The next training schedule starts on April 16. Contact Carlo Luzzi at carlo6180@yahoo.com. or call 702-355-9341.

U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West: The group is set to perform free at 7 p.m. March 3 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. The band offers a variety of music, including standard concert band/wind ensemble, orchestral, military marches, jazz, pop, Broadway standards and patriotic songs. Free tickets are set to be available in advance from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays at the center, and limited tickets may be available at the event. Tickets also can be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Henderson Convention Center, Attn: Air Force Tickets MSC 311, 200 S. Water St., Henderson, NV 89015. The limit is six tickets per person, family or group. Visit cityofhenderson.com/henderson-happenings/events.

Know Nevada Insects: Attendees can learn how to identify insects and ways of reducing garden pests in the least-toxic ways March 3 at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Demonstration and Test Gardens, 8050 Paradise Road. The first workshop is planned from 8 a.m. to noon for adults only, and the second is slated from 1 to 5 p.m. for children 10 or older and adults. Participants will roam the gardens, collect insects, then bring them into the classroom to learn more about them. The limit is 20 people per session, and participation is free. Registration is required by calling 702-257-5555.

Nevada Women’s Film Festival: Robin Greenspun is set to be honored as Nevada Women Filmmaker of the Year at this year’s Nevada Women’s Film Festival, set to kick off March 4 in the Big Springs Theater at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., with a reception and screening of her documentary “Semicolon: The Adventures of Ostomy Girl.” The three-day festival is also slated to include screenings of films from all over the world made by women or with stories featuring strong female characters. Also planned are panel discussions ranging from costuming for films to a behind-the-scenes look at Brett Levner’s feature film about underage sex trafficking, “The Track.” Student and youth filmmakers are also set to be featured. Tickets start at $20 for one day. All-access passes start at $35. Visit nwffest.com.

Vocal Jazz Solo Nights: The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts is slated to host the CSN Jazz Singers at 7:30 p.m. March 4 and 5 inside the Department of Fine Arts Recital Hall, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call 702-651-5483.

“In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play”: Sarah Ruhl’s play delves into the emotions a wife goes through as her scientist husband treats “hysterical women” with a new intimate technology. Performances directed by Gillen Brey are scheduled at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, March 4-20, at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for seniors and students. Visit lvlt.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 5, 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.

Bark in the Park: The 13th annual event is slated from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 5 at Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Parkway. Canine demonstrations and contests are planned, as are informational and vendor booths. Dogs also are set to be available for adoption. All pets must be leashed, and handlers must be at least age 10. They also are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs. The event is free. Visit tinyurl.com/hendersonbarkinthepark.

Brave the Shave: Get your head shaved or watch others go under the clippers to benefit children with cancer during a St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser scheduled March 5 at McMullan’s Irish Pub, 4650 W. Tropicana Ave. McMullan’s is consistently among the top five fundraisers for the national organization. Visit stbaldricks.org.

Summer Camp Expo: The Meadows School plans to host its 13th annual Summer Camp Expo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 5 at the school’s Richard-Beckley Gymnasium, 8601 Scholar Lane. Attendees will be able to examine more than 40 local and national summer camps. Families can visit informational booths and speak with representatives from camp programs featuring concentrations including fine arts, science, technology and outdoor adventure. The expo is free and open to the public. Visit themeadowsschool.org.

Orchid Society: The Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society plans to present Guillermo Salazar, speaking about African Orchids, at 2 p.m. March 6 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. A social hour is set for 1 p.m. A sale of orchids, show-and-tell and refreshments also are planned. Meetings are free and open to the public. Call 702-845-4872.

Tzedakah Jazz Brunch: The Jewish Family Service Agency of Las Vegas plans to host the annual Tzedakah Jazz Brunch at 11 a.m. March 6 at Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane. The event will raise awareness about the needs of local Holocaust survivors and the agency’s Holocaust Survivor Program, as well as honor Doug Unger, Raymonde Fiol and Esther Finder, who have made a difference in survivors’ lives. Brunch tickets include free mimosas and bloody marys, provided by Southern Wine and Spirits; catering by Madeline Morris (dietary laws observed); entertainment by the Las Vegas Academy Jazz Ensemble; and anthems led by Cantor Jessica Hutchings. For tickets, visit jfsalv.org/events or contact Renea Parr at 702-732-0304 or Rparr@jfsalv.org.

Nevada Watercolor Society: The group’s annual Signature Art Show is planned March 6 to April 3 at the Reflection Bay Golf Club, 75 Montelago Blvd. Hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays, when hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. A reception for the juried show is slated from 2 to 4 p.m. March 6, and refreshments and a cash bar will be available. Visit nvws.org.

New Moon Hike in the Ash Grove: A ranger is set to lead a hike at 4:30 p.m. March 6 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. The two-mile hike over uneven terrain is recommended for adults and children 7 or older. Park admission is $7 for Nevada residents. Visit parks.nv.gov/parks/spring-mountain-ranch-state-park.

Nathan Adelson Hospice Luncheon: Nathan Adelson Hospice plans its 12th annual Multicultural Luncheon starting with an expo at 10:30 a.m. and followed by lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Keynote speaker Dr. BJ Miller is set to speak on the Zen Hospital Project and encouraging families to talk about what they want out of the end of life. Tickets are $75. Visit nah.org or call Stephanie Forbes at 702-938-3910.

Gardening Series: A series on designing gardens with hands-on experience in a teaching garden is scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturdays through March 12 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The cost is $37.50 for individual classes. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

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.

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 scheculed 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.

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.

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 6, 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.

PLAN AHEAD

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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I-15 traffic jam
A semitrailer stopped in the middle of Interstate 15 near Charleston Boulevard has slowed traffic in central Las Vegas Wednesday morning, April 17, 2019. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Rainy Tuesday
The Las Vegas Valley saw cooler temperatures and rain Tuesday afternoon. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
Tiger Woods Bettor Collects
James Adducci bet $85k on Tiger Woods to win the Masters. He collected his $1.19M from William Hill sports bet in the SLS today. (Mat Luschek /Review-Journal)
Endangered frogs released at Springs Preserve
Dozens of endangered Relic Leopard Frogs were released at the Cotton Grove inside Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, Thursday, April 11, 2019
Vintage World War II aircraft arrive at Henderson Executive Airport
The Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom tour comes to Henderson Executive Airport with a B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell, P-51 Mustang and a P-40 Warhawk. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Honoring Pearl Harbor veteran
Ed Hall, a Pearl Harbor veteran in Las Vegas, is honored with Quilt of Valor during an event in a Las Vegas. (Erik Verduzo/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
UNLV Anthropology professors excavate Maya ruin site of Caracol, Belize for 36 years
The husband-and-wife team of UNLV anthropologists has spent several months a year at the remote site of Caracol in the jungles of Belize, excavating ruins and uncovering secrets from the region’s once-dominant civilization. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Things to remember when adopting a rabbit this Easter season
As Easter and spring time approach, some people may be tempted to adopt a rabbit for the holiday. But like adopting any animal, it is important to be responsible and know what a rabbit requires to be a happy, healthy pet. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
Bike Giveaway in Las Vegas - Piero’s Italian Cuisine
Evan Glusman of Piero’s Italian Cuisine hosted a party in the restaurant’s parking lot to distribute over 150 bikes to local kids. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
New Charleston/I-15 ramp configuration
The new Interstate 15/ Charleston Boulevard ramp configuration was unveiled Tuesday morning. (Mick Akers/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Northwest Vegas farm's abandoned pig problem
Someone abandoned a several hundred pound pig at Sharon Linsenbardt's farm. Her farm is a rescue for animals, but she doesn't have room or resources to take on another such creature, so she's asking the community for help. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
Chalk Talk: Black Student Union
Students talk about the Black Student Union in the latest episode of Chalk Talk. (Angus Kelly and Amelia Pak-Harvey/ Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Individuals with Parkinson's Disease participate in dance class
Pamela Lappen leads a dance class for individuals with Parkinson's Disease at the Nevada Ballet Theatre in Las Vegas, Thursday, March 28, 2019. Caroline Brehman/Review-Journal
Animal Foundation Preps Pups For Best In Show
The Las Vegas Animal Foundation is preparing its prime pups for their 16th annual Best in Show event, which takes place at the end of April. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
Dog Yoga At Hydrant Club
The Hydrant Club in downtown Las Vegas, is a social club for dogs and their people. Recently the club started hosting dog yoga. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
Butterflies At The Springs Preserve
The butterfly habitat is now open at the Springs Preserve. Learn about butterflies and take in the peaceful surroundings. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
The Bellagio Conservatory's spring display has a Japanese theme
The Bellagio's conservatory is hosting around 65,000 flowers, to form a Japanese theme this spring. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
Bonnie Springs closes (Caroline Brehman/Kimber Laux)
Bonnie Springs Ranch near Las Vegas officially closed its gates Sunday, March 17, 2019. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Honoring a fallen North Las Vegas Police officer at his namesake school
The 20th Annual Raul P. Elizondo Honor Day celebrates the fallen North Las Vegas Police officer's legacy at his namesake school. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Windy day in Las Vegas Valley
The Review-Journal's camera on the under-construction Las Vegas Stadium the was buffered by high winds on Wednesday, March 14, 2019. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
March gloom falls on Las Vegas
After a rainy overnight, gloomy skies hover over Las Vegas Tuesday morning. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
John Katsilometes gets his head shaved at St. Baldrick's
Las Vegas Review-Journal man-about-town columnist John Katsilometes gets his head shaved by former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman during St. Baldrick's Foundation shave-a-thon on the Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York in Las Vegas Friday, March 8, 2019. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
The Blue Angels take flight over Las Vegas Strip
The Blue Angels’ U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron flew their signature Delta formation over a part of the Las Vegas Strip, McCarran International Airport and east Las Vegas and were scheduled to fly over Hoover Dam. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Vegas88s
Gross World Records
A group of about 20 children gathered around a TV at Sahara West Library on Feb. 27 for a history lesson on the most disgusting world records.
Graduation for Renewing HOPE program
The Renewing HOPE program graduation for homeless who spend nine months in Catholic Charities program. Graduates are preparing to enter the workforce. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Car crashes into Starbucks near Las Vegas Strip
Lt. William Matchko of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police gives details about a car crashing into a Starbucks at Sahara Avenue and Paradise Road, near the Las Vegas Strip, on Friday, March 1, 2019. (Jessica Terrones/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Car crashed into PT’s Gold
A 60-year-old man who police believe was impaired drove into a PT’s Gold at Silverado Ranch and Decatur boulevards Thursday night, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. William Matchko said. The driver was hospitalized and is expected to survive. A man inside the bar was hit by debris but drove himself to the hospital, Matchko said. (Katelyn Newberg/ Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Driver crashes vehicle into PT’s tavern in south Las Vegas (part 1)
A driver suspected of impairment crashed a vehicle into the wall of a PT’s Gold tavern, at 4880 W. Silverado Ranch Blvd., in Las Vegas on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (Katelyn Newberg/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Driver crashes vehicle into PT’s tavern in south Las Vegas (pullout)
A driver suspected of impairment crashed a vehicle into the wall of a PT’s Gold tavern, at 4880 W. Silverado Ranch Blvd., in Las Vegas on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (Katelyn Newberg/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Kids Read Books To Dogs At The Animal Foundation In Las Vegas
Kids from local Las Vegas elementary schools took part, Thursday, in a program at the Animal Foundation, where they read books to dogs. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
It is a rainy Valentine's Day in Las Vegas - Video
These scenes come from the Las Vegas Stadium LiveCam (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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