East Valley Things to Do, April 2-8, 2015


The Las Vegas Library, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North, plans to host Mad Science: Magnetic Magic for children ages 6 to 11 at 11 a.m. April 2. Join the scientists from Mad Science of Las Vegas as they test for magnetic fields and observe how magnets can be used to make objects move without being touched. Registration is required and limited to 25 people. Call 702-507-3549.

Ward 5 Coffee with the Councilman is planned from 9 to 10 a.m. April 2 at Starbucks, 751 N. Rancho Drive at Bonanza Road. Join Ward 5 staff members for coffee and conversation on how to improve Ward 5 and the city of Las Vegas.

“Brave” is set for 8 p.m. April 2 at Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Starring Charles Ressler, the performance will benefit the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Opportunity Village and the I Have a Dream Foundation. Tickets start at $22. Call 702-749-2000 or visit thesmithcenter.com.

The Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, plans to host Drawing History in 3D from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. April 2. Children can learn how to draw a sign based on historic signs in the museum’s collection. Children also can fabricate a pair of 3-D glasses with which to view their sign. The cost is $5 per person, and the event is recommended for kindergartners through sixth-graders accompanied by an adult. Visit neonmuseum.org/happenings or call 702-387-6366.

Drama de La Pasion: Jesus de Nazaret is planned for 6:30 p.m. April 2 and 3 in the main theater of the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The presentation will be performed in Spanish and depicts the passion of Jesus Christ. The event is free and open to the public, and parental supervision is advised. Call 702-507-3400.

“High Strung Cabaret” starring Denise Clemente and Anthony Rais is scheduled at 7 p.m. April 3 at Ron DeCar’s Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner, and service will be available throughout the performance. Tickets are $20 for general seating and $35 for VIP seating, which includes the buffet. Visit rondecarseventcenter.com or call 702-384-0771.

Midnight Mayhem is scheduled from 6 to 11:30 p.m. April 3 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is designed as a safe alternative to illegal street racing. The event is open to any street-legal vehicle and any licensed driver. The fee is $30 to race and $5 for spectators. Visit lvms.com or call 702-644-4444.

The Pinoy Pride Festival, a Filipino cultural event, is planned from 11 a.m. to midnight April 3 and 4 and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 5 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 200 S. Third St. Authentic food, craft vendors, entertainment and traditional carnival rides and games are planned. Local artists, comedians, dance and musical groups are set to perform nightly. April 3 admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children, military personnel and seniors; April 4 admission is $15 for adults and $12 for children, military personnel and seniors; and April 5 admission is free. Visit dlvec.com/event/pinoy-pride-celebration.

In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, The Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave., plans to present a free concert featuring the Las Vegas Jazz Trio on its front steps from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 4. Visit themobmuseum.org or call 702-229-2734.

Little Music Makers for children ages 3 to 5 is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. April 4 at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. Participants are invited to discover the sounds that different instruments make through songs and experiments and build their own musical shaker to take home. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-4010.

Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host Hop and Shop April 4, with 20-minute Easter egg hunts planned for children ages 1 to 9 from 10 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:40 p.m. Register at the valet area between Yard House and I Love Burgers at 8 a.m. for the morning hunt and noon for the afternoon hunt. Children should bring baskets. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for photos from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 4 and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 5. Rock climbing, face painting, airbrush tattoos and bounce houses also are planned. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com.

The Jimmy Wilkins New Life Jazz Orchestra is scheduled to perform from 1 to 4 p.m. April 4 at the Ron DeCar’s Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets range from $15 to $22. Guests younger than 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Visit rondecarseventcenter.com or call 702-384-0771.

A dinner show featuring Michael Berkowitz and the Gene Krupa Orchestra is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. April 4 at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Dinner service is set to begin at 5:45 p.m., and the show is planned at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $50. Visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075.

Art Practice: Memory, Myth, and Storytelling is slated to be presented by Branden Koch at 7:30 p.m. April 6 inside the Barrick Museum Auditorium at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

An LGBTQ community Seder is scheduled at 6 p.m. April 6 at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. The event is set to include a kosher meal. Suggested donations to attend are $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 or younger for advance RSVPs and $36 and $12, respectively, at the door. Email Marni Unger at marni@jewishlasvegas.com, visit thecenterlv.com or call 702-733-9800.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada, the Nevada Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and Southern Nevada Music plan to present Raja and Friends In Concert at 7:30 p.m. April 6 at the Clark County Library Theatre, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The concert is set to feature Juilliard graduate and award-winning concert pianist Raja Rahman. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Visit rajaconcert.brownpapertickets.com or call 800-838-3006.

“A virtuoso concert pianist!” according to the UK’s Scotland on Sunday; Raja Rahman is a prize-winning concert pianist and graduate of The Juilliard School. In 2008, Raja was handed a Proclamation from the Mayor of Las Vegas in recognition of his efforts to expand culture. Aside from his concert activities, Raja is half of “Jarrett & Raja.” The duo has toured worldwide, and after headlining in a $35M show in Singapore from 2010–2012, they starred in NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Jarrett & Raja can currently be seen on Netflix, The CW Network, Syfy, and the BBC.

A free belly dance class presented by the Shifting Sands Belly Dance Guild is scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 7 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Call 702-856-9359.

As part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Take to the Skies series, the 1930 film “Hell’s Angels” is scheduled from 1 to 3:15 p.m. April 7 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Stop-Motion Animation Studio is scheduled at 3 p.m. April 7 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Participants are invited to create a stop-motion animation using clay, drawings or Lego and share their animated short with others. All supplies and equipment are set to be provided. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

A free men’s health seminar on erectile dysfunction and male stress urinary incontinence is planned for 6:30 p.m. April 7 in Classroom A of the Oquendo Center, 2425 E. Oquendo Road. Registration is set for 6:15 p.m., and spouses/partners are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments are planned. RSVP by calling 877-433-2873.

As part of the UNLV Jazz Concert Series, the Graduate Combo and Guitar Ensemble is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. April 8 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Sunken Treasure: Sink or Float is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. April 8 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Participants are invited to listen to pirate stories and explore whether treasure will sink or float. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Build Your Own Tangrams is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. April 8 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Participants are invited to learn how to make puzzles with only seven pieces. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

A lecture titled “To Forgive But Not Forget: Saudi Arabia and Middle East in the Age of ISIS” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. April 9 inside the Barrick Museum Auditorium at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The lecture will be presented by Sean Foley, associate professor of history at Middle Tennessee State University. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

Bubblemania for children ages 3 to 5 is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. April 9 at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-4010. Bubblepalooza for children ages 6 to 11 is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. the same day at the library. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-4010.

The Las Vegas Youth Orchestras & Symphonic Band’s season finale concert, featuring students from across the valley, is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. April 9 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets range from $10 to $40. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Dinosaurs & Roses plans to feature a different charity each week. Shop in the nonprofit’s thrift store, 4310 E. Tropicana Ave., 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. April charities are: April 4, The Animal Foundation; April 11, Another Joy Foundation; April 18, the Blind Center of Nevada; and April 25, C.A.T.S.

Registration is open for the 20th annual Susan G. Komen Southern Nevada Race for the Cure, planned at 8:15 a.m. May 2 beginning at the Fremont Street Experience. Early registration is $30 for individuals and $25 for team members. Race-day registration is $40. Visit tinyurl.com/snkr4c.

Collaboration/Exchange by Lucky DeBellevue, the current session of the artist-in-residence program at the Cosmopolitan, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is scheduled through April 12. Guests can join DeBellevue in constructing chenille stem sculptures by weaving stems into a pattern overlay that will be added to a sculptural form. Visitors may also work with DeBellevue on a collaborative printing project using a process of creating two prints from one inked object, relying on memory and performance to approximate placement. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.

Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear, a new interactive exhibit developed by the California Science Center, is scheduled to be on display through May 3 at the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place. The exhibit is set to include a Fear Challenge Course, a Fear Lab and displays on Fear in the Wild and Coping with Fear. Visit discoverykidslv.org or call 702-382-5437.

“Car Show,” an exhibition of sculptures by Justin Favela and Sean Slattery that references three highly publicized tragic events, all involving celebrities and cars, is set to be on display through May 8 at the Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. From the aftermath photo of well-known musician Tupac Shakur’s shooting death in Las Vegas, to the tense media coverage of Yolanda Saldivar’s standoff in her truck after murdering Tejano crossover sensation Selena, to the widely viewed news footage of O.J. Simpson’s low-speed chase through Los Angeles freeways and streets, the vehicles involved are forever linked to the memories of each incident. Call 702-455-7340 or visit clarkcountynv.gov/parks.


The Nevada Watercolor Society plans an exhibit during library hours through April 30 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. A reception is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. April 2 at the library. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-207-4260.

A Viva Las Vegas vintage swimsuit contest is planned at 3:45 p.m. April 3-5 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., as part Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend. Single tickets start at $30, and four-day passes start at $125. Call 702-365-7111 or visit orleanscasino.com or vivalasvegas.net.

The Clark County Fair & Rodeo is planned from 4 to 11 p.m. April 8, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. April 9, 10 a.m. to midnight April 10 and 11 and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 12 at the Clark County Fairground, 1301 Whipple Ave. in Logandale. Admission is $8 presale or $24 for a five-day presale season pass; or $10 at the gate for guests ages 13 to 59 or $8 at the gate for seniors 60 or older and children 5 to 12. Visit ccfair.com or call 888-876-3247.


The Huntridge Foundation and West Huntridge Neighborhood Association plan to present the 2015 Cinema in the Circle, featuring picnic-style, outdoor movie screenings. The films will be family classics projected on a movie theater-size outdoor inflatable screen at Huntridge Circle Park on South Maryland Parkway, south of Charleston Boulevard. Cinema in the Circle is free and open to the public. Each cinema screening is set to start at sundown, with concessions offered for sale beginning at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit The Huntridge Foundation and West Huntridge Neighborhood Association. “Hook” is set to be shown April 10. Visit thehuntridgefoundation.org.

IRS-certified volunteers are set to offer free tax form preparation from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 11 at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit thecenterlv.org or call 702-733-9800.

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society, under the direction of Dr. Douglas R. Peterson, plans to present “Parts II & III” at 3 p.m. April 12 at UNLV’s Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The program will mark another highlight in the society’s 52nd season. A youth chorus, “Les Chanteuses” (select women’s ensemble) from Las Vegas Academy will open the Masterwork program with “He Shall Feed His Flock” from Part I of Handel’s “Messiah” and “Oh Lovely Peace” from the oratorio, Judas Maccabaeus, accompanied by the Musical Arts Orchestra. Tickets, available at the UNLV Performing Arts Center, are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, the disabled and military personnel and $8 for students with ID. Call 702-895-2787.

The Southern Nevada Devil Pups’ annual parent information meeting is scheduled at noon April 18 at Durango High School, 7100 W. Dewey Drive, to discuss guidelines and requirements for eligibility in this year’s preliminary training program, and a 10-day leadership and fitness event at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Contact liaison representative Marie Tomao at 702-285-4142 or marietomao@yahoo.com.

The 22nd annual Clark County Children’s Festival is planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18 at the park at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Admission is free, and free activities include dance and music performances, arts and crafts, animals from Roos-N-More, percussion workshops, carnival games and costumed characters strolling the park. Visit tinyurl.com/childrensfest.

Las Vegas Academy Theatre plans to present “My Friend the Fox” by William Glennon April 23-May 2 in the Lowden Theater for the Performing Arts at Ninth Street and Clark Avenue. Tickets are $10 to $15. Visit lvacademytheatre.org.


An African drum class with master teacher “Papa” Diarra Zumana is scheduled 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 with percussionist and musical facilitator L.A. are scheduled 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” 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.

Joke Kune Do is scheduled at 9:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. The two-team improv competition is hosted by Paul Mattingly. Tickets are $10. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.

“Don’t Quit Your Day Job” is scheduled at 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. The show features a weekly one-on-one interview with a special guest designed to inspire improvised scenes. Tickets are $10. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.

A Beyond Recreation Program for youths with disabilities ages 7 to 21 is planned from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through June 8 at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., and the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive. Formerly known as the Lorenzi Adaptive Recreation Program, it offers community outings, sports, games, arts and crafts, swimming and movies. The cost is $27 for one to three days, $36 for four days or $45 for five days. The program is closed holidays and through April 3. To register, call 702-229-6358, 702-229-4903, 702-229-6358 or 702-229-4903.

The “Faberge Revealed” exhibit is set to showcase 238 rare Faberge artifacts in the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, through May 25. Tickets are $17 or $14 for Nevada residents and seniors 65 or older; and $12 for students, teachers and military members with valid ID. Children 12 or younger are admitted free. Audio tours are included in the price of admission, and complimentary docent tours are available at 2 p.m. daily. Visit bellagio.com/bgfa.

Performances of Matt and Mattingly’s Bucket Show are scheduled at 10 p.m. Wednesdays at the Scullery Theater, 150 Las Vegas Blvd. North. 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.

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