THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. Jesse J with Will Donato: The event, part of the Jazz in the Park Series, is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 28 at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Seating is set to begin at 5 p.m. Picnics, blankets and low-back chairs are welcome. Food and drink are expected to be available for purchase on site. Visit tinyurl.com/ccjitp2016.
2. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: The free performance, part of the Fremont Street Experience Rock of Vegas Summer Concert Series, is scheduled at 9 p.m. May 28 at the Third Street Stage at The Fremont Street Experience at Fremont and Main through Las Vegas Boulevard. Visit vegasexperience.com.
3. BADASS Dash Obstacle Course Challenge: The event is scheduled at 8 a.m. May 28 at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 E. Russell Road. Registration starts at $20 for children and $60 for adults. Spectator tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the event. Visit badassdash.com, pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
“Clay Arts Vegas — Vegas to a Local”: The exhibition is set to be on display from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m Mondays through Fridays through June at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
“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 public during the artists’ reception set from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 and by appointment. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
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. “The Princess and The Frog” is scheduled for May 26, and “Lilo and Stitch” for June 2. Visit downtowncontainerpark.com.
“Titus Andronicus Jr.”: The play, written and directed by Las Vegas resident Troy Heard, is set for performances at 8 p.m. May 26-28 at the Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave., No. 16B. The play, inspired by William Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedy, features a cast of children. Tickets are $20. Visit onyxtheatre.com or purchase tickets at the box office an hour before show time.
Eric Burdon & The Animals: The performance, part of the 52 Fridays series, is scheduled at 8 p.m. May 27 at the Golden Nugget, 129 Fremont St. Tickets are $31.61 to $151.51. Visit goldennugget.com or call 866-946-5336.
Movies in the Park: The series of free screenings of family movies is scheduled to begin with “The Good Dinosaur” at 8 p.m. May 27 at Whitney Park, 5712 Missouri Ave. Parents can pick up tickets for food and beverages for the movie night at the Whitney Recreation Center’s front desk. Free hamburgers, hot dogs and popcorn are offered starting at 7:30 p.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Visit tinyurl.com/wmitp2016.
Brodie Stewart: The performance is set for 10 p.m. May 27 at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country at Town Square Las Vegas, 6611 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit stoneysrockincountry.com or call 702-435-2855.
Splash Bash: The free event is set for 3 p.m. May 27 at the Bob Price Recreation Center, 2050 Bonnie Lane, with a bounce house, food and water games. Call 702-455-7600.
Star Catchers spring recital: The Winchester Star Catchers dance program plans to host a spring recital at 6 p.m. May 27 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Call 702-455-7340.
The Mormon Settlement of Las Vegas: The history talk is scheduled at 1 p.m. May 28 at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave. Admission is $1 or free for children 12 or younger. Visit friendsofthefort.org or call 702-486-3511.
Wetlands U: The free drop-in program What’s That Leaf is planned for 11 a.m. May 28 at Clark County Wetlands Park, 7050 E. Wetlands Park Lane. The hands-on, indoor workshop will identify common plants. Call 702-455-7522.
“Dreamgirls”: The performance is scheduled at 1 p.m. May 28 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $34 to $64. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
Luca Ciarla Quartet: The concert is set for 1 p.m. May 28 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive, featuring the group’s Italian brand of Mediterranean jazz. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of the show and can be purchased at the Winchester front desk or at ClarkCountyNV.gov/parksregistration.
Community Celebration Honoring Helen Toland: The free event for all ages is set from 2 to 4 p.m. May 28 at the West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Hosted by Charlotte Fuller and Keith Brantley, the event will celebrate Toland, the Clark County School District’s first black female principal. Call 702-229-4800 or visit artslasvegas.org.
Nature Tales: The free nature-themed story time and craft activity is planned for all ages indoors at 1 p.m. May 28 at the Clark County Wetlands Park, 7050 E. Wetlands Park Lane. Call 702-455-7522.
18th Annual Puerto Rican Memorial Day Festival: The Puerto Rican Association of Las Vegas plans to present the event from noon to 8 p.m. May 29 at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Live bands, a disc jockey, food, a photo booth and local vendors are planned. General admission is $10 (free for children 9 or younger). No pets or outside food and drink are allowed. Call 702-376-5838.
Music of China: The Li Lin Hong Chinese Music Ensemble is set to perform free at 2 p.m. May 29 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Call 702-507-3459 or visit lvccld.org.
Java Jaunt Birding: A nature guide and birding expert from Red Rock Audubon are set to host the last birding walk of the season at 7 a.m. May 29 at Clark County Wetlands Park, 7050 E. Wetlands Park Lane. The walk will be through the Las Vegas Wash and is about 2 miles. It is for all ages, but content is geared toward adults. Advance signup is requested at ClarkCountyNV.gov/parksregistration.
Energy Saving Scams: The event, part of the Savvy Senior Scam Prevention Series, is scheduled at 11 a.m. June 1 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
Ward 5 Coffee with the Councilman: The event with City Councilman Ricky Y. Barlow is scheduled from 9 to 10 a.m. June 2 at Starbucks, 1925 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Call 702-229-5443.
Doolittle Tot Star Sports Mixer: The events for children ages 3 to 5 is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. starting June 2 at the Doolittle Community Center, 1950 J. St. The events are set to include learning basketball, soccer, T-ball and kickball skills. The cost is $10. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6374.
Pinochle Tourney: The event for seniors 50 or older is scheduled at noon June 2 at the Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 J. St. The cost is $5 per team. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6125.
Ice Cream Social: The event for seniors 50 or older is scheduled at noon June 2 at the Derfelt Senior Center, 3433 W. Washington Ave. The cost is $3. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6601.
“The Collective”: The Global Citizenship Service at Cirque du Soleil plans to host its 11th annual free art exhibition at Eden Gallery inside The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays through June 14. A special reception is set from 6 to 8 p.m. June 2. The exhibit features artwork by the company’s performers, technicians and support staff in Las Vegas. In addition to the 33 works showcased this year, The Collective will also feature the square project from the Zarkana Theater, a collection of squares created by individual cast and crew members that, once brought together, represent the beauty, importance and impact of working together toward a common goal. Visit EdenArtStudioAndGallery.com.
Vintage Vegas — Then and Now: The event, part of the Las Vegas Stories series, is set for 7 p.m. June 2 at at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
Movies in the Square: Screenings of G- and PG-rated movies are scheduled at sundown June 2 through Aug. 18 on the Green at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. “The Good Dinosaur” is scheduled June 2. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.
Firefighter Bachelor Auction: The event, hosted by Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation, is planned from 7 to 11:30 p.m. June 3 at The Foundry at SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Early-bird tickets start at $40 for women and $80 for men or couples. Standard pricing begins June 2. Gold and Silver VIP table packages are available. Bachelors are set to be paired with prize packages. All proceeds from the auction will benefit individuals in the community through The Burn Survivor Initiative, a program that provides medical and emotional assistance to local burn survivors. Visit theburnfoundation.org.
“Classic Cole Porter & Broadway”: The 50-voice Musical Arts Chorus performance celebrating the music of Cole Porter is planned at 3 p.m. June 5 in Rando-Grillot Recital Hall at UNLV, 3505 S. Maryland Parkway. Sidra Kain, Sue Russell, Cindy Stock and John A. Smith are among the featured soloists. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, students, military or the disabled and are available at the UNLV Performing Arts Center Box Office. Call 792-895-2787 or visit unlv.edu/pac or snmas.com.
Sip, Bite, Bid: The annual wine tasting event hosted by Lutheran Social Services of Nevada is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. June 9 at Cili Restaurant at Bali Hai, 5160 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event featuring wine tasting and a silent auction is set to benefit Lutheran Social Services of Nevada. Tickets are $65. RSVP by visiting lssnv.org or calling 702-467-4442.
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 exhibition, “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.
WORTH A DRIVE
Ovation performing arts concert: A music, dance and theater showcase featuring students in the Opportunity Village Performing Arts Program is scheduled at 6 p.m. May 26 at the Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus of Opportunity Village, 6050 S. Buffalo Drive. Admission is free. Visit opportunityvillage.org.
Ranger-Led Night Hike: The hike is planned through Sandstone Canyon from 7 to 9 p.m. May 26 starting at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159. The hike is roughly 2 miles and goes over uneven terrain. Attendees should be 7 or older, wear close-toed shoes and bring water and a flashlight. Entry to the park is $7 per vehicle for Nevada residents. Contact David Low at 702-875-4141 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UCC Breakfast — The Economic Impact of Transportation: The event is set from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. May 27 at the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas, 710 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Participants are invited to learn about the future of transportation, network and have breakfast. Admission is $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers and $40 at the door. Visit bit.ly/1TDydOa.
Hip-Hop Dance Workshop — Aktualize Weekend: The project showcase and hip-hop workshop featuring world-renowned instructors and training is planned for May 27 and 28 in the Dallas Ballroom at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. The event wraps up with dancers competing for cash prizes. Visit aktualizedance.com or call 702-482-7622.
Blues & Brews Festival: A festival featuring local, regional and international brewers and bands The 44’s, Shanda & The Howlers, and The Lucky Cheats is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. May 28 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Tickets are $35 in advance or $75 for VIP admission that includes access to an indoor, air-conditioned lounge with free food and exclusive beer offerings. Admission at the gate is $40 if available. Each entry includes a sampling mug and unlimited beer samples. Visit springspreserve.org.
Civil War experience: Guests can try on Civil War uniforms and learn to march and drill in formation with input from historic re-enactors at 10 a.m. May 28 and June 25 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. At 1 p.m. May 28, visitors can also step back in time with a visit to the porch of the ranch’s sandstone cabin where a ranger plans to do dutch oven cooking and firearms demonstrations. Park admission is $7 per car for Nevada residents. Visit parks.nv.gov/parks/spring-mountain-ranch-state-park.
Sun City Summerlin Garage Sale: The annual garage sale, which includes an arts and crafts sale, has been rescheduled from 7 a.m. to noon May 28 at the Mountain Shadows Community Center parking lot in Sun City, 9107 Del Webb Blvd. Admission is free.
Education exhibit: Butterfly Day is set for May 28 at the Visitor Center at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive. Stop by the center all day for information, to see preserved specimens and to make a take-home craft. Visit friendsofredrockcanyon.org.
Mini Con: Henderson Libraries plans to host a mini comic book convention from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 28 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. The free event will feature a live recording of the podcast “Geek Shock,” cosplay and a panel discussion on pop culture herorines. Call 702-492-7252 or visit hendersonlibraries.com.
Float Like A Duck: The 13th annual Paragon Pools-sponsored free water safety program is set from noon to 4 p.m. May 28 at Heinrich YMCA Water Sports Park, 4141 Meadows Lane. Duckie, the official water safety mascot, will be on hand for fun and informative activities. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Visit paragonpoolslv.com.
“Beauty & The Beast”: Super Summer Theatre performances of the Disney musical are scheduled under the stars at 8:05 p.m. June 1-4, 8-11 and 15-18 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Tickets are $12.95 in advance for Wednesdays and Thursdays and $15.95 for Fridays and Saturdays and $20 at the gate if available. Children 5 or younger get in free. A season-opening celebration with dinner, drinks and a reserved seat to the show is scheduled at 6 p.m. June 2. Tickets are $75. Visit supersummertheatre.org.
Rock the Socks Golf Classic: A two-person scramble golf tournament benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas is scheduled for June 3 with registration at 7 a.m. and tee-off at 8 a.m. at Bear’s Best Las Vegas, 11111 W. Flamingo Road. Entry fees start at $130. Visit rmhlv.org.
Mermaid art show: Art inspired by mermaids is set to be featured at an inaugural group show scheduled to open from 6 to 10 p.m. June 3 at The Bubblegum Gallery in Downtown Spaces, 1800 S. Industrial Road, Suite 207D. Gallery owner LeslieAnn Farrell hopes to have a mermaid to greet guests at the event. Visit tinyurl.com/z5w7kxb or call 702-806-0930.
Homeless Youth in the Alley Bowling Tournament: The event to benefit the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth is set from 1 to 3 p.m. June 4 at the Suncoast Bowling Center, 9090 Alta Drive. Along with the bowling tournament, activities are set to include lunch, entertainment, giveaways, a raffle and an award presentation. Space is limited. The cost is $30 per bowler or $150 per team of five prior to the event. At-the-door pricing is $35 per bowler and $175 per team. Registration begins at noon. Visit nphy.org/hya or contact Lanette Rivera at email@example.com.
Spring Mountain Ranch Docents: Volunteer docents are needed at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Training classes are scheduled for June 4, 11, 18 and 25. Contact Carlo Luzzi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-355-9341.
“Decades Apart — Reflections of Three Gay Men”: Performances of the multimedia show are scheduled at 8 p.m. June 3, 4, 10 and 11 and 3 p.m. June 5 and 12 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $20. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.
Women Helping Women & Children in Nepal: The presentation by Rosalind Russell of R Star Foundation is set from noon to 1 p.m. June 4 at The Center, The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. Russell plans to share what is currently a year later in the aftermath of the earthquakes that destroyed over 71,000 homes and 10,000 lives. Visit thecenterlv.com or call 702-733-9800.
Kneebody with The Shapiro Project: The event, part of the Jazz in the Park Series, is set for 7 p.m. June 4 at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Seating is set to begin at 5 p.m. Picnics, blankets and low-back chairs are welcome. Food and drink should be available for purchase on site. Visit tinyurl.com/ccjitp2016.
Discovery Golf Classic: The third annual Discovery Golf Classic to benefit the Discovery Children’s Museum is set for 8:30 a.m. June 6 at the Cascata Golf Club, 1 Cascata Drive, Boulder City. Email events@DiscoveryKidsLV.org or call 702-382-3445.
Picnic in the Garden: The event for seniors 50 or older is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 7 at the Doolittle Senior Center Community Garden in the 1200 block of Blankenship Avenue. The cost is $5. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6374.
One Night for ONE DROP: A live screening of the sold-out VIP Cirque du Soleil performance is scheduled at 7 p.m. June 7 at three Fathom Events theaters across the valley. The event is a celebration around World Water Day to bring awareness and raise funds for water issues worldwide and for One Drop, a nonprofit seeking to provide access to safe water. Tickets are $15. Screenings are scheduled at the following theaters: Regal Village Square 18, 9400 W. Sahara Ave., visit tinyurl.com/regvs18 or call 844-462-7342; Century 18 Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075; and Century 16 South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, visit southpointcasino.com or call 702-260-4061.
Mid-Summer’s Eve Paper Flower Workshop: The event for seniors 50 or older is scheduled at 10 a.m. June 8 at the Derfelt Senior Center, 3433 W. Washington Ave. The cost is $3 and includes supplies. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6601.
Luau Lunch: The event for seniors 50 or older is planned at 11:30 a.m. June 9 at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road. The event is set to include a luau celebration with entertainment, kalua pork, chicken long rice and more. Registration deadline is June 6. The cost is $5. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6454.
Ultimate Variety Live!: The event is set for 6 p.m. June 11 and 12 at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. The show is set to feature comedians, magicians, ventriloquists, instrumentalists, tribute artists and more and is to be hosted by Kelly Clinton-Holmes. Tickets start at $10. Visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075.
ACLUNV’s 50th Anniversary Gala: The event celebrating American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada is scheduled at 7 p.m. June 11 at Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Artist and designer John Van Hamersveld has created custom artwork for the gala and a limited-edition poster for VIP attendees. Before the formal gala program begins, there will be a one-hour meet-and-greet with Van Hamersveld, along with additional Nevada and national VIPs. The event is set to include dinner, entertainment, a silent auction and honoree recognition. Tickets are $250 or $350 for VIP. Visit aclunv.org/50thAnniversary.
Juneteenth and Father’s Day: The event for seniors 50 or older is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 16 at the Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 J. St. The cost is $6. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702- 229-6125.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME: The circus is scheduled for 7 p.m. June 16-18, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. June 18, and 1 and 5 p.m. June 19 at the Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $20 to $50. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
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 email@example.com.
Fourth of July Potluck: The event for seniors 50 or older is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 30 at the Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 J. St. It is free with a large dish of food to share. Advance registration is required by June 28. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702- 229-6125.
“IDAHO! The Comedy Musical”: Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. July 6-9, 12-17 and 2 p.m. July 10, 16 and 17 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $19 to $89. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.