East Valley Community Events Calendar, Sept. 3-9, 2015

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1. The Las Vegas Golf Show:The show — featuring more than 100 golf-related vendors promoting the latest in products, services and destinations — is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 5 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 6 at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. A long putt challenge is planned for all ages and skill levels with a $10,000 prize up for grabs. Tickets are $10 at the door and $7 in advance online. Visit golfshowvegas.com.

2. “Viva Verdi”:Metropolitan Opera baritone Daniel Sutin is set to star in this evening of arias and ensembles from shows such as “Aida,” “La Traviata,” “Il Trovatore” and “Rigoletto” in a performance set for 7 p.m. Sept. 9 in Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. He will be joined by Opera Las Vegas young artists, including sopranos Isabella Ivy, Marcie Ley and Sheronda McKee. Tickets are $89, $69 and $49. Call 702-749-2000 or visit thesmithcenter.com.

3. Project Playhouse Pet Edition:Nonprofit HomeAid Southern Nevada plans a fundraiser with pet houses on display through Sept. 13 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6611 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Activities include a raffle, pet adoptions and school field trips. The schedule includes: 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 4, opening event and pet parade; 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9, elementary school field trip day; 2 to 8 p.m. Sept. 12, pet adoptions; and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 13, raffle drawings. Visit vols.pt/MHQGug.

4. Guns’n’Hoses:Police officers and firefighters from across Southern Nevada are set to square off Sept. 5 in a friendly rivalry on the Peter Johann Soccer Field on the campus of UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The family-friendly event is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. with pre-soccer game activities, including K-9 and SWAT unit demonstrations, police car and fire truck displays, a search and rescue helicopter exhibit, CPR training and a children’s photo ID and fingerprinting station. Food will be for sale from food trucks on site. Bounce houses and face painting also are planned. The game is set for 7 p.m., with a ceremonial first kick from state Sen. Ruben Kihuen. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s K-9 Unit is set to entertain at halftime. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Injured Police Officers Fund and the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation. Tickets are $5 for attendees 8 or older in advance and $7 at the gate. Children 7 or younger will be admitted free. Visit vegasfamilyevents.com.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Rachel’s Kitchen Jam: Live musical performances are scheduled, featuring Rick Foell from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 3 and Britteny Hauser from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at Rachel’s Kitchen, 150 Las vegas Blvd. North. Visit rachelskitchen.com.

Make Your Own Marshmallow Covered Wagon: Join park staff from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, 500 E. Washington Ave., to create an edible covered wagon replica using marshmallows, graham crackers, pretzels and more. The activity is designed for children 4 to 12. Admission is $1 per person (children 12 or younger admitted free). Call 702-486-3511 or visit parks.nv.gov/parks/old-las-vegas-mormon-fort.

Jimmy Wilkins New Life Orchestra: The band is scheduled to perform from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 5 at Ron DeCar’s Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $15 to $22. Visit rondecarseventcenter.com or call 702-384-0771.

Nosotrosound: The quartet plans to perform at 2 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance at clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration or the Winchester front desk and $12 at the door.

Autumn Blood Drive: The American Red Cross plans a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 5 in the large conference room of the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Donors will receive two tickets to see comedy hypnotist Marc Savard at Planet Hollywood Resort’s V Theater. Visit redcross.org and use the sponsor code “LIBRARY,” or stop in at the library before 4 p.m. to sign up.

Movies at the library: Free screenings are planned at 1 p.m. Tuesdays in the Main Theater at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, as part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Lombard in the 30’s movie series. Upcoming movies include “We’re Not Dressing,” Sept. 8. and “Hands Across the Table,” Sept. 15. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3459.

Celebration of Mother Africa: African harp player Toumany Kouyate and his group Bountalo (Black Scorpion) are set to perform with guitarist King Ibu at 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. The Las Vegas Senegalese Association plans to provide authentic food after the show. Tickets are $15 for general admission at the front desk or clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration.

Jane Austen on Film: The free lecture by English professor Timothy Erwin is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

UNLV Jazz Concert Series: The Joe Williams Every Day Foundation Jazz Sextet plans to perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 in the main theater at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Admission is free. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3459.

Little Books and Little Cooks:The free seven-week healthy eating and nutrition program is sponsored by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and strives to create positive parent-child interaction as preschoolers and their parents work side by side through reading and cooking. Classes are free and open to the public. Topics planned are safety, five food groups, cooking with kids, introducing cultural foods, feeding and hunger and fullness, picky eating, and fruits and vegetables. Classes began Sept. 1 at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave., where they are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Classes are also underway at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Drive, where they are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. To register, contact Celle Miller at 702-257-5565 or email millerc@unce.unr.edu.

Cosmopolitan art exhibit: The P3Studio artist-in-residence Brent Sommerhauser’s exhibit is set for viewing through Sept. 13 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 6 to 11 p.m. Sundays. Sommerhauser plans to introduce guests to kiln-formed glass, demonstrating the process of working with it and allowing them to create small sketches in glass by layering color combinations of glass powder, glass strings and other glass elements over Bullseye handmade glass tiles that Sommerhauser will fire in his Olympic glass kilns. The resulting tiles will be photographed and shared on his Instagram account @P3ArtGlass. Then, the tiles will be combined to contribute to a growing work that will serve as a record of those who participated, filling P3Studio with light, color and pattern. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.

Literature to Life: A free workshop is set for 2 p.m. and a free stage presentation of “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd for 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Teachers and students are encouraged to attend the workshop presented by Nevada Humanities and the city of Las Vegas, in association with Young Audiences New York. The Literature to Life stage presentation will be performed by Lily Balsen. Seating is limited for the workshop, so advance registration is required by emailing bahowell@nevadahumanities.org or by calling 702-800-4670. Questions and a discussion are set to follow the stage presentation. Call 702-229-2787.

Picnic by Design: The event, hosted by The Center in partnership with Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 12 at Symphony Park, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Before the event, designers will create over-the-top picnic baskets to be sold online to the Las Vegas community. On Sept. 12, guests who have purchased a basket can enjoy a picnic dinner experience using their basket. All proceeds are to benefit The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, 401 S. Maryland Parkway, and the foundation. Visit thecenterlv.org/picnic or call 702-802-5403.

LGBTQ Senior Prom: The inaugural gathering for those older than 50 is planned for Pride Week from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Sept. 12 at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. The theme for the evening is “You’re The One That I Want” from the movie “Grease” and will feature music, dancing and pop culture from the 1950s. Suggested donations are $10 per person.

Lucky Duck Family Festival: The Foundation for Positively Kids’ 15th annual festival is planned from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event is free, and events throughout the day are set to include family activities, a dance-a-thon, children’s games, characters and classic cars. All proceeds will benefit Positively Kids’ programs for medically fragile children in Clark County. Attendees can adopt a rubber duck for $5, or a Quack Pack of six ducks for $25, for a chance to win a grand prize of $500,000 at the 4 p.m. duck pluck, where 5,000 rubber ducks will float in the pond at Town Square. Learn more about adopting a duck by visiting duckrace.com/lasvegas. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, call Tilda Silao at 619-888-5301.

“Decorating from Top to Bottom with Thom Filicia”: Tickets for this conversational presentation by former “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” interior design expert Thom Filicia are available for the event scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center, 495 S. Grand Central Parkway, No. 2203. The event is set to include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction with proceeds benefiting the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Interior Design Society. Tickets are $50 at the door or $45 in advance. Visit lvphil.org.

Chorus Singers sought: The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society has openings in both the Musical Arts Chorus & Orchestra and the Musical Arts Singers choral ensemble. To audition, visit snmas.com or call Dr. Douglas R. Peterson at 702-451-6672 for an appointment.

Dinosaurs & Roses charity drive: The thrift store at 4310 E. Tropicana Ave. plans to host a weekly event featuring a different charity each week. Shop in the nonprofit’s store that week, and 20 percent of the sales will go to the charity. Visit dinosaursandroses.org and print a coupon or mention the charity of the week when you come in to shop. The Sept. 5 charity is the Marshall Charitable Foundation.

“Celebrating Life! 2015 Winners Circle”: An exhibition of work by artists 50 or older is set to be on display from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through Sept. 12 at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

Frankie Moreno: Performances are set in Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 29. Tickets start at $25 for single shows and $250 for the series. Call 702-749-2000 or 808-326-6868 or visit thesmithcenter.com.

“Really Bad Rice”: The exhibition featuring the work of artist Greg Allred is scheduled through Oct. 8 during regular business hours at the Las Vegas City Hall Chamber Gallery, 495 S. Main St. Sculptures incorporate common objects, made of steel, in unlikely relationships. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

Call for art: Sin City Gallery’s annual “12 Inches of Sin” show, featuring works 12 inches square or smaller, is accepting submissions through Oct. 31 for the 2016 juried show. Visit 12ofsin.com.

“It Happened Like This”: The free annual exhibition of mostly local artists, including Richard Hooker, Kim Johnson and C.A. Traen, reinterpreting the literary influences of narrative and mystery is open during receptions and by appointment through Nov. 25 in the Mayor’s Gallery at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Call 702-229-1012 for an appointment and more information.

WORTH A DRIVE

Electrics Over Red Rock Festival:The Las Vegas Soaring Club plans a swap meet, barbecue and raffle during its first all-day, open electric flying festival set for Sept. 5 at the landing strip on the north side of West Charleston Boulevard between the last housing complex and the entrance to the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center. Flights are limited to electric power or glider aircraft. The $10 entry fee includes the barbecue and one raffle ticket. Pay at the gate or pre-purchase entry and raffle tickets at lvsoaringclub.org. Proceeds benefit the Bob Pickens Junior Pilot Program.

LV Craft Shows: Shows are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 5, Oct. 17, Nov. 28 and Dec. 13 in the Veil Pavilion at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Admission is free. Visit silvertoncasino.com.

Butterfly Habitat: With weather cooling, the butterflies are expected to be back, and the Butterfly Habitat at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., is slated to open from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. daily starting Sept. 5. Admission to the habitat is $2 for members and $3 for nonmembers. Visit springspreserve.org.

Mount Charleston night hike: A night hike is planned from 8 to 9 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Spring Mountain Visitor Gateway, 2750 Kyle Canyon Road on Mount Charleston. Experience the Spring Mountains after dark and put your senses to the test to learn about the adaptations of nocturnal animals. Registration is required, and the cost is $5 per person for children and adults. The hike is rated easy, with mostly paved paths over small hills. Flashlights are suggested but not required. Register at gomtcharleston.com/register.html.

Rocky Mountain Gun Show: The exhibition is planned starting at 9 a.m. Sept. 5 and 6 in the Exhibit Hall at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Machinery, ammunition and apparel are slated to be on display. Tickets start at $15. Visit southpointarena.com/exhibit-hall or rockymountaingunshow.com.

Buckles and Barrels for Bailey Charity Barrel Race: The free annual event is set for Sept. 4-6 at the South Point Arena, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, beginning at 8 a.m. All proceeds from activities and vendors are slated to benefit the Spring Valley Hospital & Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit. Visit southpointarena.com/events or bucklesandbarrels4bailey.com.

Labor Day BBQ and Concert: Siana King and her band are set to perform while the chefs at the Divine Cafe prepare brisket sliders, oysters, mini hot dogs, sweet corn, baked beans, pasta salad, desserts and more from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 in the amphitheater at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Tickets are $17 for adults and $10 for children if purchased in advance or $22 and $13 at the door. Visit springspreserve.org.

Sunset Garden Club: The group plans to meet from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. A program titled Butterflies in Your Garden is planned. The event is free and open to the public. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-492-7252.

Super Summer Theatre: The season-closing “Lend Me A Tenor” is set for 7:05 p.m. Sept. 10-26 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Parking is set to open at 5 p.m., and meadow seating at 6 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or rent a chair in general admission grass seating. Picnics are welcome, and concessions are sold. Tickets are $12 in advance and are available at showtix4u.com. A limited number of tickets may be available at the gate for $20. Visit supersummertheatre.org.

Theater Classes: Super Summer Theatre is expanding with plans to offer fall theater classes in its studio space at 4340 Valley View St., Suite 204. Upcoming offerings include classes in auditioning, performing and stage combat. Sessions for adults and youths 11 to 15 are slated to start in September. Visit supersummertheatre.org.

Bite of Las Vegas: The 18th annual food and music event is planned from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept 12 at Desert Breeze Park, 8275 Spring Mountain Road. Concerts by Third Eye Blind, Lifehouse, Andy Grammer, Need to Breathe and Hilary Duff are planned, along with food from area restaurants. Advance tickets start at $18.50, and tickets at the gate will be $35. Children 6 or younger will be admitted free. Visit mix941fm.cbslocal.com/show/bite-of-las-vegas.

Vintage Urban Collection: The exhibit by Alexander P. Huerta of PeaceNArt Studio is set to be on display during regular library hours through Oct. 4 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The exhibition features Huerta’s works, which combine scratch board and collage techniques on wood, illustrating an urban story line. Call 702-507-3630.

Register for the upcoming Las Vegas Hemophilia Walk and 5K: The Nevada chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation is registering participants for the Sept. 26 Hemophilia Walk and 5K at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. All walkers or runners who collect more than $25 in walk pledges will receive a 2015 Hemophilia Walk T-shirt. There is no fee to register. Visit hemophilia.org.

Wet’n’Wild celebrates seniors, veterans: On Sept. 12 and 13, the Salute To Our Heroes promotion will offer free general admission to active members of the U.S. military, veterans and first responders, including active-duty police, sheriff, highway patrol, firefighters, EMT and paramedics. To receive a complimentary ticket, guests must show a valid ID or badge. Attendees may also purchase up to six discounted admission tickets for family members at $19.99 per ticket. Call 702-979-1600 or visit wetnwildlasvegas.com.

Show Your Heart Run: The 5K race and 1.7-mile fun walk are set to benefit the Children’s Heart Foundation Sept. 19 at Kellogg-Zaher Park, 7901 W. Washington Ave. Festivities are set to start at 6:30 a.m. with a warm-up and announcements to be followed by the 5K start at 7 a.m., with the fun walk to follow. Fees are $45 for the 5K and $10 for the walk. All runners receive a custom medal, a bib and D-tag for timing. Packet pick-up is available from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Boca Park REI or prior to the race. Visit chfn.org or call 702-967-3522.

Tennis classes: Tennis classes for youths and adults conducted by the Nevada Tennis Association are planned for Mondays Sept. 14-Oct. 19 and Nov. 2-Dec. 7 at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park, 7351 W. Alexander Road; Tuesdays Sept. 15-Oct. 20 and Nov. 3-Dec. 8 at Garehime Heights Park, 3901 N. Campbell Road; Thursdays Sept. 17-Oct. 22 and Nov. 5-Dec. 17 at Mountain Ridge Park, 7151 Oso Blanco Road; and Saturdays Sept. 19-Oct. 24 and Nov. 7-Dec. 19 at Sunny Springs Park, 3801 Golden Talon Ave. Weekday times and fees for each six-week session are, for ages 5 to 8, $42, 4 to 4:30 p.m.; ages 9 to 12, $60, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; teens, $60, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; and adults, $60, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday times and fees are ages 5 to 8, $42, 9 to 9:30 a.m.; ages 9 to 12, $60, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; teens, $60, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and adults, $60, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call USTA Nevada at 702-792-8384 or visit ustanevada.com.

Brazilian Outdoor Festival: The second annual Brazilian Outdoor Festival is planned from 4 to 10 p.m. Sept. 20 at Via Brasil Steakhouse, 1225 S. Fort Apache Road. A celebration of Brazilian Independence Day and a showcase of the culture and cuisine of Brazil, the event is set to feature live entertainment with bands, samba dancers and Capoeira performances, along with traditional Brazilian food and drinks. The event will benefit Opportunity Village. Guaranteed no-wait entry on the day of the event tickets are $10 through Sept. 13. General admission will be $12 after that date. Limited VIP preferred seating tickets are available upon request, with access to a menu of complimentary dishes during the event. Children 12 or younger will be admitted free. For tickets, visit the restaurant or viabrasilsteakhouse.com. For more information, call 702-804-1400.

Register for the upcoming Las Vegas Hemophilia Walk and 5K: The Nevada chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation is registering participants for the Sept. 26 Hemophilia Walk and 5K at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. All walkers or runners who collect more than $25 in walk pledges will receive a 2015 Hemophilia Walk T-shirt. There is no fee to register. Visit hemophilia.org.

50th Western reunion: Western High School’s class of 1965 plans to host its 50th reunion Oct. 16 and 17 at the Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. Call Kathy Keller at 702-736-3155 or e-mail westernclassof65@gmail.com.

PLAN AHEAD

Author Talk: John Alite plans to talk about the Gotti Crime Family at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave. Alite collaborated with George Anastasia to publish the book “Gotti’s Rules: The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti and the Demise of the American Mafia.” The talk is free for museum members and with paid museum admission (which is $13.95 for local residents). Visit themobmuseum.org or call 702-229-2734.

Cinema in the Circle: As part of the monthly series, a screening of the 1976 film “Freaky Friday” is scheduled for sundown Sept. 11 at Huntridge Circle Park, 1251 S Maryland Parkway. Concessions will be for sale at 6:30 p.m. Visit tinyurl.com/citchplv.

“Beat Poetics”: Bruce Isaacson, Clark County’s poet laureate, is scheduled to host a free workshop at noon Sept. 12 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.

Faces of the Fort Scavenger Hunt: The faces of important figures in early Las Vegas history will be hidden all over the grounds of the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, 500 E. Washington Ave., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 12. Learn about fort history while using biographical clues to find and identify all of the faces for a prize. Admission is $1 per person (children 12 or younger admitted free). Call 702-486-3511 or visit parks.nv.gov/parks/old-las-vegas-mormon-fort.

Beethoven & Brahms — Opening Night: The Las Vegas Philharmonic’s 17th season opening-night performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 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.

“Stand Up Stars and Stripes Comedy”: The comedy show is set for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Sam’s Town, 5225 Boulder Highway. Three U.S. Military veterans — award-winning film and television actor Mark Valley, stand-up comedian PJ Walsh and comedian and radio/TV host James P. Connolly — are set to perform together for a night of military-style laughter. A portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to the Wounder Warrior Project. Active and retired military personnel will receive half off their ticket by showing a military ID or DD-214 at any Boyd Gaming box office. Tickets are $20 at samstownlv.com or call 702-284-7777.

Laura Taylor Trio: The concert is set for 2 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for Jazz Society members at the Winchester front desk or clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration.

Downtown Cultural Series – Dueling Harp Concert: The free concert featuring Mariano Gonzalez and Cristina Cabrera is set from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Jury Assembly Room of the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Call 702-229-3515.

Pawn Stars Poker Run: The event benefiting the Epilepsy Foundation of Nevada and led by Rick Harrison of “Pawn Stars” is scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 4 at the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, 713 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Early registration is $30 per rider and $20 per passenger. Visit epilepsy.com/nevada.

Downtown Brew Fest: Tickets are on sale for the event scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. It is set to include Festaurant Row, with beer-inspired dishes and the opportunity to sample more than 200 local, regional and international brews from more than 60 breweries. Tickets start at $30. Visit downtownbrewfestival.com.

Rise Against: The group is scheduled to perform from 8 to 11 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 200 S. Third St. Tickets are $39.50 to $79.50. Visit dlvec.showare.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.

“Sevens Live!”: Poet Lee Mallory plans to present “Sevens Live!”, a music, comedy and spoken-arts showcase, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays inside the Cantina at the Silver Sevens, 4100 Paradise Road. Admission is free with a one-drink minimum. Call 702-733-7300.

“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.

“Improv Kingdom”: The show is scheduled at 8 p.m. Mondays at the Baobab Stage at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. A drop-in improv class is scheduled at 6 p.m. The cost is $10 for the class or the show or $15 for both. Visit tinyurl.com/impkdom or call 702-202-8010.

“Don’t Quit Your Day Job”: The weekly show is scheduled at 10 p.m. Saturdays at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave., and features a one-on-one interview with a special guest designed to inspire improvised scenes. Tickets are $10. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.

Dirk Arthur Wild Magic: The show featuring longtime Las Vegas magician Dirk Arthur and his big cats is scheduled at 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the Westgate, 3000 Paradise Road. Tickets are $50 to $90. Visit tinyurl.com/dacatwg or call 800-222-5361.

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Marvin Menzies on where UNLV stands at this point
UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies talks about where UNLV stands at this point in the season. (Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Public memorial service for Jerry Herbst
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Saddle bronc rider Joey Sonnier earns spot at NFR after overcoming years of drug addiction
Joey Sonnier started saddle bronc riding at 18, but at 20 he began using methamphetamine to cope with the work of the rodeos and became addicted. At 39, after years of addiction and a low point that pushed him to rehab, he's qualified for the National Finals Rodeo. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Core Arena opens at the Plaza downtown in time for NFR
Core Arena, downtown's first permanent outdoor equestrian center, opens to the public at the Plaza. The arena will be used for events throughout the year, including the 10-day 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas
MountainView Hospital celebrates the opening of the new Sunrise Health GME Simulation Center.
MountainView Hospital celebrates the opening of the new Sunrise Health GME Simulation Center. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
NFR Preps Livestock for the Limelight
NFR’s Jed Pugsley discusses the care that goes into preparing the rodeo’s livestock for Las Vegas’ big event.
Grand Menorah lighting begins Hanukkah
Rabbi Shea Harlig led the ceremonial lighting of the menorah to begin Hanukkah at the Fremont Street Experience. There were also performances by the Desert Torah Academy's choir and the Dancing Dreidels. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Perla Gumm has spent the past few years collecting toys for kids for the LV Rescue Mission
Perla Gumm has spent the past few years collecting toys for kids for the LV Rescue Mission. It's something she started even before the rescue mission was her beneficiary; she just felt a need to collect toys and teamed up with them later. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
Tony Sanchez wraps up the UNLV season
UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez wraps up the season. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
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