East Valley Things to Do, April 9-15, 2015

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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.

Cosmic Swimming is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. April 10 at the Hollywood Aquatic Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Blvd. The event is open to participants of all ages. Regular admission applies. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-8508.

The Craft Festival is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 10 and 11 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 12 at the Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Crafts including jewelry, pottery, leather, woodwork, fiber, glass, sculpture, toys, fine art and weaving will be displayed and for sale. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $2 for children ages 12 to 17 and free for children 11 or younger. Visit tinyurl.com/pud8tpk.

The closing reception for Camilla Oldenkamp’s MFA Thesis Exhibition: Enlightenment is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. April 10 at the Donna Beam Fine Arts Gallery in the Alta Ham Fine Arts Building at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The work combines religion and contemporary art. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

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. The event is free and open to the public. Each cinema screening is set to start at sundown, with concessions sold beginning at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Huntridge Foundation and the West Huntridge Neighborhood Association. “Hook” is set to be shown April 10. Visit thehuntridgefoundation.org.

The Star Catchers Ballet Showcase is set from 6 to 8 p.m. April 10 at the Winchester Cultural Center Theater, 3130 McLeod Drive. The Winchester Star Catchers Dance program will host a ballet showcase and special performances by jazz and contemporary students. Admission is $5. Visit tinyurl.com/StarCatchers or call 702-455-7340.

A Ward 3 Movie in the Park featuring “Despicable Me” is scheduled at 7 p.m. April 11 at Stewart Place Park, 4700 Chantilly Ave. The event is also set to include giveaways, hot dogs, water and popcorn, while supplies last. Participants can bring chairs and blankets. Call 702-229-4623 for more information.

The Rainbow Dreams Academy, 950 W. Lake Mead Blvd., plans a student violin performance at 10 a.m. April 11 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. The grammar school serves children from emotionally and economically challenged and diverse backgrounds, and all students learn to play the violin. Visit rainbowdreamsacademy.com or call 702-638-0222.

The Festival of Communities is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. April 11 at Alumni Walk at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Residents are invited to enjoy live music, dancing, readings and performances. The event is set to include international food tastings, displays of art and culture, balloon art, face painting and more. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

As part of the Big Band Saturday series, the Michael Ray Tyler Big Band featuring vocalist Janice Sands is scheduled to take the stage from 1 to 4 p.m. April 11 at the Ron DeCar’s Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $15 to $22. Guests younger than 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Visit rondecarseventcenter.com or call 702-384-0771.

Motley Brews’ 2015 Great Vegas Beer Festival is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. April 11 at the areas around the Western Hotel, Atomic Liquors, 917 Fremont St., and the city of Las Vegas Llama Lot, 152 N. Ninth St. The entrance is at the intersection of Fremont and Eighth streets. Tickets are $45 for general admission and $55 for early entry at 2 p.m. Attendees must be 21 or older. Visit greatvegasbeer.com.

Sammy Hagar & The Circle are set to perform at 7 p.m. April 11 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 1200 S. Fourth St. Gates are set to open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $63.75 at dlvec.com.

As part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Take to the Skies series, the 1938 film “Test Pilot” is scheduled to be screened from 1 to 3:15 p.m. April 14 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

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 American Heart Association’s Heart Ball is planned from 5:30 to 10 p.m. April 11 at the Four Seasons Hotel, 3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Entertainment by J.W. Cudd, a silent auction, dinner and a program are planned. Attire is black-tie optional. Tickets are $250. Visit lvheartball.ahaevents.org.

The Music of Aaron Ramsey and Chick Corea is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. April 11 at the Winchester Cultural Center Theater, 3130 McLeod Drive. The Firenze String Quartet is set to accompany composer and drummer Aaron Ramsey, bassist Geoff Neuman and pianist Otto Ehling. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show. Visit the front desk or clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration.

Violin Outlet, 900 E. Karen Ave., Suite A122, in Commercial Center, plans to host a free meet-and-greet event with 2Cellos, an internationally acclaimed cello duo, from 1 to 3 p.m. April 11. The group plans to autograph its latest music book, and a raffle, in-store specials and refreshments are planned. Call Mara Lieberman or Sabrina Saffel at 702-733-3028 or visit violinoutlet.com.

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society plans to present “Messiah Parts II & III” at 3 p.m. April 12 at UNLV’s Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. A youth chorus, Les Chanteuses from Las Vegas Academy, will open the program with “He Shall Feed His Flock” from Part I of Handel’s “Messiah” and “Oh Lovely Peace” from the oratorio, 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.

“Ivy + Bean The Musical” is set for 6 p.m. April 15 in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. The show is based on the best-selling children’s book by Annie Barrows. Tickets start at $12.95. Call 702-749-2000 or visit thesmithcenter.com.

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 guests come in to shop. April charities are: 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 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.

WORTH A DRIVE

The Clark County Fair & Rodeo is planned from 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 Nevada Watercolor Society plans an exhibit during library hours through April 30 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-207-4260.

PLAN AHEAD

The Down and Derby skate party is scheduled 9 p.m. April 15 at the Gold Spike, 217 Las Vegas Blvd. North. More than 200 pairs of skates are provided for the free event. Visit goldspike.com, sk8party.com or call 702-476-1082.

The third annual 18b Day is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. April 16 at Boulder Plaza, 1047 Main St. The event is set to include speakers, entertainment by body percussion performance ensemble Molodi, a silent auction, music and a presentation proclaiming Marty Walsh Day. Guerilla Kage, featuring live painting by local artists, is scheduled from noon to 10 p.m. Visit tinyurl.com/18bday3.

A Scottish Luncheon for seniors 50 or older is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16 at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road. The cost is $5. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6454.

A performance of “The Odyssey: A Folk Opera” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. April 16 inside the Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Chicago-based musician Joe Goodkin is set to perform his 30-minute, one-man musical interpretation of Homer’s “The Odyssey” and lead a conversation about the timeless themes. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

An Evening with Garrison Keillor is set for 7:30 p.m. April 16 in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $29. Bruce Hornsby is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. April 18. Tickets start at $32. Call 702-749-2000 or visit thesmithcenter.com.

Matt Lehrman plans to present the free Audiences Everywhere workshop “Get Smarter, Grow Stronger & Gain Audiences” from 9 a.m. to noon April 16 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Learn how to use a whole-organization approach to understand your audience and use those insights to energize new ways to advance your mission and inspire innovation at every level. To RSVP, email gcordero@lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-3515.

Seattle artist Dan Corson plans to discuss his public art projects during a free art lecture set for 6:30 p.m. April 16 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Call 702-229-4631. For more on Corson, visit dancorson.com.

UNLVino is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. April 16-18 at different locations. Bubble-Licious is scheduled April 16 at The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South; Sake Fever is scheduled April 17 at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd.; and the Grand Tasting is scheduled April 18 at Paris Las Vegas, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The events are set for 7-10 p.m. Tickets for each event are $125 to $150. Visit unlvino.com.

The Winchester Headliners Theater Program plans to perform “Peter Pan” at 7 p.m. April 17 and 2 p.m. April 18 at the Winchester Cultural Center Theater, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $7. Visit the front desk or clarkcountynv.gov.parksregistration.

“Howard Hughes: Footprints in the Desert Sand,” a free Chautauqua presentation by Brian Kral, is planned from noon to 1 p.m. April 17 in the jury room at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

A free National Poetry Month Celebration is planned for 7:30 p.m. April 17 at the West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. A Poetry Super Sampler will feature some of the best talent in the Las Vegas Valley. Call 702-507-3989 or visit artslasvegas.org.

Mix 94.1’s 16th annual Pet-a-Palooza is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 18 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road. Performances are set to include Blue October, Mat Kearney and Family of the Year. Food, pet vendors, animal exhibitors and animal rescues doing on-site pet adoptions also are planned. Dogs are welcome, and admission and parking are free. Visit tinyurl.com/pfe3vcz.

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.

ONGOING EVENTS AND EXHIBITS

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 people 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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