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East Valley Community Events Calendar, May 5-11, 2016

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. Vintage Vegas Home and History Tour 2016: The tours of 10 to 12 examples of Las Vegas’ historic residential architecture are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 7 and noon to 5 p.m. May 8 starting at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. The tours are part of the statewide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Preservation Act. Tickets start at $20. Visit nevadapreservation.org or call Michelle Larime at 855-968-3973, ext. 702.

2. Free Comic Book Day: Fifteen comic book shops in the Las Vegas Valley are participating in the annual international marketing event May 7. Most shops are also having special events and signings. Not all shops will have all of the books. To find a shop near you, visit freecomicbookday.com.

3. Susan G. Komen Las Vegas Race for the Cure: The 21st annual event is scheduled to start at 8:15 a.m. May 7 at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Clark Avenue. On-site registration is scheduled starting at 6 a.m. The cost is $30 for individuals, $25 for team members, $10 for Kids for the Cure and Babies for the Cure and $5 for a timing tag. Visit tinyurl.com/komen2016 or call 702-822-2324.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Las Vegas Philharmonic 2016-17 concert season: Tickets are on sale for the season, which is set to begin with “Cabrera Conducts Mahler” on Sept. 10 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. The early subscription renewal discount period ends May 16. Visit lvphil.org, call 702-749-2847 or visit the box office. For information about subscriptions, contact the philharmonic by calling 702-258-5438 or emailing lvpinfo@lvphil.com.

Down and Derby: The 21-or-older event is scheduled at 10 p.m. May 5 and every Thursday at the Gold Spike, 217 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Admission and skate rental are free. Visit goldspike.com or call 702-476-1082.

Garden tea: The Mesquite Club’s annual Garden Tea is planned for 1 p.m. May 6 at the home of James A. McKellar Jr., 3645 E. Pama Lane. Complimentary valet is to be provided, and entertainment by students from the Nevada School of the Arts is planned. To RSVP, send a $15 check to Nancy Zangl, C/O The Mesquite Club, P.O. Box 95662, Las Vegas, NV 89193. Call Linda Baxter at 702-496-7096.

Haute Dog adoption event: The event celebrating National Pet Week is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. May 6 at Haute Doggery inside The Linq Promenade, 3545 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Guests can bring their pets and meet the rescue pups up for adoption. Giveaways and photo opportunities are planned. The event is set to benefit the Las Vegas Hot-Diggity Dachshund Club & Rescue. Visit hautedoggerylv.com.

Makana and Paula Fuga — The Soul Slack Tour: Performances are set for 7 p.m. May 6 and 7 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $35 to $55. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Spirit of Art Exhibit: The show is set to be on display through May at Studio 8 Ten, a transitional services facility at 810 Las Vegas Blvd. South. An opening reception, featuring music by Randy Wheeler, is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. May 6. Visit tsilasvegas.com or call 702-644-9418.

Mariachi Sol de Mexico: The performance is planned at 7:30 p.m. May 6 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $26 to $65. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

The Scintas: The group’s limited-engagement performance schedule was extended through November. This month’s performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. May 6, 7, 13 and 14 at the Plaza, 1 S. Main St. Tickets range from $29 to $49. A dinner and show package is available for $99. Visit plazahotelcasino.com or call 702-386-2110.

The Spinners: The performance, part of the 52 Fridays series, is scheduled at 8 p.m. May 6 at the Golden Nugget, 129 Fremont St. Tickets are $20.71 to $118.81.Visit goldennugget.com or call 866-946-5336.

Drake White: The 18-or-older performance is set for 10 p.m. May 6 at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country at Town Square Las Vegas, 6611 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit stoneysrockincountry.com or call 702-435-2855.

Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival: The festival’s Science in the Community events are set to run through May 6 across the Las Vegas Valley, culminating in the free Giant Science & Technology Expo set from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 7 at the Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North, with interactive activities, demonstrations, and entertainment from more than 80 organizations throughout the valley. Visit SciFest.Vegas.

Family Connect Free Summer Fun and Resource Fair: Homeless and low-income families are encouraged to attend the fair, planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 7, at Valley High School, 2839 Burnham Ave. The event will give families the opportunity to connect with local agencies and organizations that provide assistance in a variety of areas such as childcare, housing, healthcare and job readiness. Giveaways and entertainment will also be provided. Contact the Nevada Homeless Alliance at NHAvoice@aol.com or at 702-743-1487.

Discovery Walk — A Peek in the Park: The event is scheduled at 9 a.m. May 7 at Clark County Wetlands Park, 7050 Wetlands Park Lane. Visit clarkcountynv.gov/wetlandspark or call 702-455-7522.

Open house: The event is set from noon to 4 p.m. May 7 at Ounce of Prevention, 800 W. Bonanza Road. The center has three programs purposed to support young people through their middle school, high school and young adult years. Visit ounceofpreventioncdc.com or call 702-354-0017.

Beau-T* Spa Day: The event is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. May 7 at The Center, The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. The event is presented by The Center’s Identi-T* program for the transgender and gender non-conforming community and is set to feature a day of makeovers, beauty tips, hairstyling and more for the transgender community. Visit thecenterlv.com or call 702-733-9800.

“La Périchole”: Performances by Sin City Opera of the Jacques Offenbach opera are scheduled at 7 p.m. May 7, 13 and 14 and 2 p.m. May 8 and 15 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $15. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.

Across the Universe — A Space and Zodiac Themed Prom: The event is set from 7 to 10 p.m. May 7 at The Center, The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. The annual event is for LGBTQ youth and allies between the ages of 13 and 24. Prizes are set to be given for the best space/zodiac themed costume, and titles for Emperor, Empress and Emprix are set to be awarded. Visit tinyurl.com/zodprom or call 702-733-9800.

Hard Rock Candy women’s dance series: The event is set from 7 p.m. to midnight May 7 at The Center, The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. Happy Hour is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. A suggested $10 donation can be paid at the door, which funds The L Group lesbian programming at The Center. Visit tinyurl.com/hrcandy or call 702-733-9800.

Spectrum: A Mother’s Day performance is planned at 3 and 7 p.m. May 8 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. The award-winning, Vegas-based male vocal quartet, which just turned 20, performs classic music of the Motown era as well as The Four Seasons, the Beatles and more. Visit spectrumsings.com.

Soul Men Starring Spectrum: Performances are scheduled at 3 and 7 p.m. May 8 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $42. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012

Geeks Who Drink Trivia: The 21-or-older event is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. May 11 and every Wednesday at the Gold Spike, 217 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is free, and signups start at 7:30 p.m. Visit goldspike.com or call 702-476-1082.

Safe Summer Nights: The free events are planned through May 26 and include music, children’s games, face painting and free refreshments while supplies last, and community health and resource fairs. The Metropolitan Police Department Mounted Police Unit will visit each event with their horses, and Three Square food bank will deliver 300 5-pound bags of fresh produce for distribution to residents at each event. Planned events include: from 5 to 7 p.m. May 12 at Kelly Elementary School, 1900 J St.; from 4 to 6 p.m. May 19 at Hewetson Elementary School, 701 N. 20th St.; and from 4 to 6 p.m. May 26 at Hollingsworth Elementary School, 1776 E. Ogden Ave. Call Lisa Campbell at 702-229-5406.

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

WORTH A DRIVE

“North East”: The exhibition is planned from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through July 2 at the Left of Center Art Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road. The exhibition is set to feature artists who have either grown up in, worked in or have had some connection to the northeast area of Las Vegas, including Fawn Douglas, Justin Favela, Anthony Johnson, Ashanti McGee, Jerry Misko, Ras One, Krystal Ramirez, Checko Salgao, Lance Smith, David Veliz and Mikayla Whitmore. Call 702-647-7378.

San Gennaro Feast: The Italian food and music festival is planned from 4 to 11 p.m. May 5, 4 p.m. to midnight May 6, noon to midnight May 7, and noon to 11 p.m. May 8 at the Craig Ranch Regional Park Amphitheater, 628 W. Craig Road. Food, entertainment and carnival rides are planned. A fireworks show is planned for May 8. Visit sangennarofeast.com.

Career Advancement Workshop: The free event is slated from 2 to 4 p.m. May 5 inside Room 510 at North Las Vegas City Hall, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Congressman Cresent Hardy plans to help connect Nevada families with employment opportunities and resources. To reserve a seat, call 702-912-1634 or email Kelly Espinoza at kelly.espinoza@mail.house.gov.

Cows, Goats, and Horses, Oh My!: The event is planned from 4 to 7 p.m. May 6 at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. Families are invited to rediscover the historic park and visit barnyard animals, take a guided nature walk and learn about the science of horses in the Old Dairy Barn. Visit scifest.vegas.

Ohana Festival: The celebration of Hawaiian and Pacific Islander culture is set to include food, live music, performances by local hula schools, cultural workshops, island craft activities, an outdoor luau with kids’ games and tropical drinks and beer for adults from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is $5. Visit springspreserve.org.

Country in the Park: Joe Nichols, Brett Young and local country rock band Thrillbilly Deluxe are slated to perform as part of the Mountain’s Edge Master Planned Community’s annual festival from 2 to 8 p.m. May 7 in the amphitheater at Exploration Peak Park, 9700 S. Buffalo Drive. The event is also set to include food vendors, a beer garden, exhibits and activities for children. Leashed, well-behaved pets, picnic baskets, chairs and blankets are permitted. Alcohol, coolers and glass are not allowed. Admission is free. Visit mountainsedge.com.

Comic book documentary: “Comix: Beyond the Comic Book Pages,” a documentary featuring comic book legends from Stan Lee to Frank Miller, is set to make its Las Vegas debut at 8 p.m. May 7 at the Sci Fi Center, 5077 S. Arville St. Tickets are $5. Visit thescificenter.com.

Art Festival of Henderson: The city of Henderson plans the event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7 and 8 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. The annual festival is set to feature juried art in a variety of mediums, as well as performances, a chalk competition and other interactive art, with dozens of booths lining Water Street. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-4050.

Chef for Kids: The program, a joint venture between American Culinary Federation chefs and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, plans a Chef for Kids Gala at 5:30 p.m. May 7 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Themed Champagne and Roses, the event is set to feature a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by a gourmet dinner, a raffle, a live auction and dancing to band Harbor Lights. Individual tickets are $195. Call chairwoman Susan Lednicky at 702-257-5548 or email lednickys@unce.unr.edu.

Spring Jamboree: The event, which spans four Boulder City parks and includes a hot-rod car show, arts and crafts, live music and entertainment, a children’s carnival, and food and beverages, is set from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 7 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 8 at Bicentennial Park, Wilber Square and North and South Escalante parks, 401 California Ave. Visit visitbouldercity.com.

Yerba Mansa Mother’s Day Hike: A ranger-led hike to see the ivory flower cones of the yerba mansa is scheduled at 8 a.m. May 8 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Park admission is $7 per car for Nevada residents. Visit parks.nv.gov/parks/spring-mountain-ranch-state-park.

“Tuna Does Vegas”: Two actors are set to play multiple characters in the comedy performance scheduled at 8 p.m. May 6, 7, 12-14 and 19-21 and at 2 p.m. May 8, 14, 15 and 22 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for seniors and students. Visit lvlt.org.

“History 101”: Performances of the collection of comedic history-themed scenes, monologues and songs by James C. Ferguson, winner of the eighth annual New Works competition, are scheduled at 8 p.m. May 6 and 7 and 2 p.m. May 8 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. The show contains adult content. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for seniors and students. Visit lvlt.org.

Bristlecone Storytelling Festival: Clark County School District students in grades 4-6 are set to perform stories from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 11 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Spectators of all ages are welcome. Visit lvccld.org.

Super Summer season opener: “Hooray for Hollywood,” this year’s Super Summer Theatre season opener, is set to feature Academy Award-winning songs from the past 80 years at 7:30 p.m. May 13 and 14 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Tickets are $10.95 in advance and $20 at the gate. Visit supersummertheatre.org.

Search and Rescue: The Metropolitan Police Department Search and Rescue plans to host its annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk followed by a tethered balloon flight, helicopter demonstration and interaction with search and rescue vehicles at 8 a.m. May 14 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Park admission is $10 per car that day, but it will be waived for race participants. Visit tinyurl.com/smrtruck.

Fit Lives Here Event Series: The 8K Trail Mix and 5K Road Race are scheduled to start at 8 a.m. May 14 at Skye Canyon Park, 10111 W. Skye Canyon Park Drive. Registration ranges from $25 to $50 and includes a T-shirt and a goodie bag. A 1-mile family fun run or walk is also planned. The 5K and 1-mile races are set to travel through Skye Canyon’s neighborhoods, while the 8K will start on the road and venture onto nearby trails. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Outside Las Vegas Foundation. Visit skyecanyon.com.

Charity walk: The Crohn’s & Colitis Take Steps Walk is scheduled for May 14 at Exploration Peak Park, 9700 S. Buffalo Drive. Check-in is set for 9 a.m., and the walk is expected to start at 10 a.m. While there is no fee to walk, participants are encouraged to register and help raise funds for the cause. Visit tinyurl.com/lvccfawalk.

Red Rock marathon: Triple Dare Running Co. plans its spring race, the Flight of Fire Trail Half Marathon & 10K, for May 14 at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive. Starting at the Visitor Center, the course will travel clockwise to the Moenkopi Loop, the Grand Circle Loop, and the White Rock-Willow Springs Trail, then to the White Rock dirt road, back to the Grand Circle Loop, on to the Calico Hills Trail, and finally back to the Moenkopi Loop, finishing back at the center. This course is a technical trail race, and trail shoes with gaiters are recommended. The 10K follows the same course, ending at the White Rock aid station. Shuttle service will be provided to return 10K runners to the start area. This event is limited to 200 participants. Visit tripledareruns.com.

Bike rodeo: The MountainView Hospital Bike Rodeo is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 14 at the hospital’s south parking lot, 3150 N. Tenaya Way. Kids can navigate the bike course, get a bike safety check, enter a raffle to win a bike, pick up a new helmet courtesy of Land Rover Las Vegas, talk with Metropolitan Police Department officers about bike safety and pick up route maps from the RTC. Visit mountainview-hospital.com.

Fallen Heroes run: The Douglas J. Green Memorial Foundation announced its fourth annual Fallen Heroes 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run, planned for 8 a.m. on Armed Forces Day, May 14, at Bruce Trent Park, 8851 Vegas Drive. Both courses are to circle around the park decorated with the combat boots and photos memorializing fallen service members. Proceeds will benefit military families. Entry fees are $30 for adults, $20 for veterans and $15 for children, students or active military. Registration includes a race bib, T-shirt, gift bag and post-race refreshments. Visit tinyurl.com/greenmemorialrun.

PLAN AHEAD

ArtLIVE!: The charity event, combining fashion and art in a showcase to benefit the Las Vegas Fashion Council and the 18b Arts District, is scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 12 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. The artist-designed mannequins are part of what organizers call their Madison mannequins, or when they gather them together in one place, The Madison Army. Tickets are $150 or $35 for students with valid ID. Visit artlivelv.com or facebook.com/artLIVELasVegas.

The eighth annual Winefest weekend: The event is set from 8 to 10 p.m. May 13, and three events are scheduled between 1 and 10 p.m. May 14, at the Golden Nugget, 129 Fremont St. Tickets are $35 to $89 per event. Visit goldennugget.com or call 866-946-5336.

Spring Dance Concert 2016: The Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Dance Department plans to present its final dance concert of the year at 7 p.m. May 13 and 14 at the school at 955 E. Clark Ave. Tickets are $10 each. Visit lvadance.org.

Las Vegas Helldorado Parade: The event is scheduled at 10 a.m. May 14 northbound on Fourth Street from Gass to Ogden avenues. Visit elkshelldorado.com.

Mid-Century Magic — Morelli House Tours: The free tours, part of the statewide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Preservation Act, are scheduled starting at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 14 at the Morelli House, 861 E. Bridger Ave. The iconic mid-century modern home was built in 1959 for Antonio Morelli, orchestra conductor and musical director for the Sands Hotel and the Casino Copa Showroom during the Rat Pack era. Visit morellihouse.org or contact the Junior League of Las Vegas at 702-822-6536 or info@jllv.org.

Celebrity Bowl: The Ogden Foundation’s second annual bowling fundraiser is set for noon May 15 at the Brooklyn Bowl at the Linq, 3545 Las Vegas Blvd. South. A red carpet walk and registration are set from noon to 1 p.m., to be followed by the celebrity introduction and bowling challenge from 1 to 1:30 p.m., the amateur bowling competition from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., the Celeb-Am bowling competition from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and prize presentations from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Event tickets with no bowling, an open bar and Blue Ribbon cuisine are $100 and $30 for ages 8 to 12 with no bowling and Blue Ribbon cuisine. Tickets including amateur bowling for a team of four are $500. Visit ogdencelebritybowl.com.

“Voices from the Sagebrush”: The family-friendly original play about Nevada’s past is set for 3 p.m. May 14 at the Nevada State Museum at the Springs Preserve, 309 S. Valley View Blvd. The play is part of the statewide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Preservation Act. Admission is free with museum membership or paid general admission. Visit tinyurl.com/nvsmasp or call 702-486-5205.

The Dream Flight: The fundraising event is scheduled at 7 p.m. May 14 at Cirrus Aircraft Hangar, Atlantic — Executive Terminal, 275 E. Tropicana Ave., and is set to feature live musical performances, celebrity appearances, an open bar, a pop-up nightclub and restaurants. Each event ticket purchased will grant the attendee a chance to win a seat on The Dream Flight, a private jet West Coast foodie tour traveling from Las Vegas to San Francisco and Seattle. Proceeds from the event benefit the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth’s 4969 Retrofit Project and Miracle Flights. Admission is $199, which includes the event, open bar, food samplings and one complimentary entry to win two seats on the Dream Flight. Participants must be present to enter and win. Visit tinyurl.com/drmflt16.

Nevada Ballet Theatre’s “Romeo & Juliet”: In recognition of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, the show is set for 7:30 p.m. May 14 and 2 p.m. May 15 at Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $29. Call 702-749-2000 or visit nevadaballet.org.

Rockin’ Paws Benefit Brunch: The event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 15 at the Hard Rock Cafe, 4475 Paradise Road, is set to benefit The L Group lesbian programming at The Center and local animal nonprofit Street Dogz. The pet-friendly brunch is to include contests, a raffle, pet watering stations and a special monitored potty area. Leashed pets are welcome, but due to limited space, the Hard Rock Cafe requests one pet per couple. The cost is $25 per person in advance or $35 at the door. Bottomless mimosas and bloody Marys are set to be available for $20. Visit thecenterlv.com or call 702-733-9800.

Food Revolution Day: Create A Change Now and partner The Reset Project have announced their second joint health education event celebrating Food Revolution Day with a 555 dinner at VegeNation, 616 Carson Ave., No. 120, from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. May 15. A preceding reception is set for 5:30 p.m. Food Revolution Day is a global campaign that sets out to put practical food education back on school curriculums. The dinner is to highlight five Las Vegas chefs, creating a five course-dinner from five local farms while educating individuals on nutritional values and the importance of healthy eating. Tickets start at $65, and seating is limited to 55. Proceeds benefit Create A Change Now. Visit brownpapertickets.com/event/2534133.

Love Dog Adventures annual fundraiser: The event is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. May 16 at Mingo Kitchen and Lounge, 1021 E. Charleston Blvd., and is set to include light appetizers, a complimentary Alien Tequila margarita, a raffle and an auction to benefit Love Dog Adventures. Visit lovedogadventures.com.

“The Cat’s Meow”: Performances for the 21-or-older show are set for 7 p.m. May 16 and 23 at the Velveteen Rabbit, 1218 S. Main St. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. The play is a new immersive staging of Steven Peros’s play based on the real murder mystery that took place on William Randolph Hearst’s yacht. Tickets are $25 for bar seating and $30 for lounge seating. All tickets include a special cocktail for the event. Visit tinyurl.com/catsmeow16.

“Dixie’s Tupperware Party”: Performances are scheduled at 7 p.m. May 17-21 and 3 p.m. May 21 and 22 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $33 to $40. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Are we there yet? Remembering the Roadtrip: The lecture, part of the Times of the Signs Series, is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. May 18 at the Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Admission is free, but advance registration is required. Visit neonmuseum.org or call 702-387-6366.

Wacky World of Sports: The event is scheduled at 9 a.m. May 21 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road. The event is set to include unusual games such as FootGolf, Knockerball, Beer Pong and Human Derby. Spectating is free, and participation ranges from free to $100 per team. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-8200.

Cambridge Spring Festival: The event is scheduled from 10 am. to 1 p.m. May 21 at the Cambridge Recreation Center, 3930 Cambridge St. The free event is set to include fun activities for kids and families. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7169.

The second annual VIVA Award: The Vegas Icon Visionary Awards are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. May 21 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. The event, hosted by Clint Holmes and Kelly Clinton-Holmes, is set to honor arts activists Ken Hanlon and Keith Thompson. It is also set to feature the work of local visual artists and musicians and showcase fashion and couture. Proceeds will benefit the Forgotten Song Foundation Inc, dedicated to recognizing, remembering and sustaining the visual artists and performance artistry of live music. Tickets range from $75 to $150. Visit tinyurl.com/viva2016 or call 702-229-1012.

New Vista Community Wine Walk: The walk is set from 7 to 10 p.m. 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.

The Las Vegas Philharmonic Presents Cabrera Conducts Tchaikovsky: Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. May 21 and 2 p.m. May 22 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.

“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.

Lutheran Social Services of Nevada’s Wine Tasting Fundraiser: The annual event is set from 5 to 7 p.m. June 9 at Cili at Bali Hai Golf Club, 5160 Las Vegas Blvd. South, with food, wine and a silent auction featuring restaurant gift cards, art, hotel stays and gift baskets planned. Tickets are $65. Visit lssnv.org.

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.

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.

“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.

Boston: Tickets are on sale for the planned July 15 performance, with an appearance by Dennis DeYoung, founding member of Styx, at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 200 S. Third St. Tickets start at $49.50. Visit dlvec.com or call 702-388-2100.

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.

Summerland Tour: Tickets are on sale for the performances scheduled from 7 to 11 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 200 S. Third St. The show is set to include Sugar Ray, Everclear, Lit and Sponge. Tickets range from $32.11 to $50.46. Visit dlvec.com or call 702-388-2100.

ONGOING

Story time in the Square: The event for children featuring interactive story time with a storyteller reading from classic children’s tales and new favorites is scheduled at 11 a.m. Wednesdays through June at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.

Look inside “Ka”: Cirque du Soleil invites visitors and locals to get an inside look at “Ka,” as it reveals the history, background and science behind the show in free Ka Theatre Spectacular open houses scheduled for 11 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The open houses will highlight the work, inspiration and technology used in the $165 million production. Call 702-891-7940.

Free open rehearsals of “Mystere”: Cirque du Soleil invites visitors and locals to get an inside look at “Mystere” from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays and 4:30 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Guests are also set to receive an offer of two tickets to the show for $99. Call 702-894-7722.

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 11:30 p.m Wednesdays at the Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St., Suite 145. The two-man improv show with musical accompaniment is free, but audience members are encouraged to pay what they want into a bucket at the end of the performance. Visit mattandmattingly.com.

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.

‘Frankie Moreno — Under the Influence’: The show is scheduled at 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday at Planet Hollywood Resort, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $33 to $88 at ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

 

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