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East Valley Things to Do, March 19-25, 2015


The Black Donnellys are scheduled to perform at 8:45 p.m. March 19, 22 and 24-26 and 9 p.m. March 20, 21, 27 and 28 at Ri Ra Irish Pub in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit rira.com/las-vegas or call 702-632-7771.

Agriculture & Food Security: Can We Feed the World?, a free lecture by Fred T. Davies, professor of horticultural sciences at Texas A&M University, is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. March 19 inside the Barrick Museum Auditorium at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

Black Mountain Institute: Crossing the Black Atlantic, a discussion with Jamaica Kincaid and Caryl Phillips and moderated by Julia Lee, is scheduled at 7 p.m. March 19 at the Philip J. Cohen Theatre inside the UNLV Student Union, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

Tickets are on sale for One Night for One Drop, planned at 7:30 p.m. March 20 inside “The Beatles LOVE” theater at The Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The show is set to feature Cirque du Soleil performers and raise funds for One Drop, a charity created to ensure that water is accessible to all. Tickets start at $100 and are tax-deductible. Visit onedrop.org/onenight or call 844-339-2837.

The 52nd annual Las Vegas Numismatic Society Coin Show is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 20 and 21 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 22 at the Riviera, 2901 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event is set to include more than 200 exhibitors of rare coins, currency, stamps and jewelry. Free appraisals and educational seminars also are scheduled. Admission is $3. Visit ckshows.com or call 888-330-5188.

“Bad Astronomy: Myths and Misconceptions” is scheduled at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. March 20 and 3:30, 6 and 7 p.m. March 21 at the Planetarium at the CSN Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. The show debunks several popular examples of space-related pseudoscience. Tickets are $6 or $4 for seniors 55 or older, children 11 or younger, active military personnel and CSN students. Visit csn.edu or call 702-651-4000.

The Downtown Cultural Series Concert plans to present Crystal Trio, a group of professional Siberian musicians, at noon March 20 at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse Jury Room, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Bring a lunch. Admission is free.

The Poets’ Corner for ages 17 or older is planned for 7 p.m. March 20 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center Community Gallery, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The monthly forum for established poets and open-mic participants is hosted by Keith Brantley. Admission is free. Call 702-229-4800 or visit artslasvegas.org.

The fourth annual Hoops & Hops, a three-day March College Basketball luxury viewing experience is planned at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 19-21. Fans can watch basketball action in an exclusive sports lounge setting and enjoy a variety of games, including blackjack and bracket betting, shuffleboard, billiards, pinball and even a hardwood basketball court. An array of gourmet stadium fare and game-day snacks will be available throughout the weekend. Tickets are $375 for a three-day VIP pass with VIP seating and an open bar. For an additional $10 a day, guests can purchase early admission for 8 a.m. VIP single-day passes are $175 for March 19 and 20 and $150 for March 21. General admission single-day passes are $65 per day and include three drink coupons for March 19 and 20. March 21, guests can purchase tickets for $45 and receive two drink coupons. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.

98.5 KLUC Gown Town is planned from 1 to 5 p.m. March 21 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, to sell donated formal gowns for $20 each for prom to high school students in need. The event is a partnership between HELP of Southern Nevada and 98.5 KLUC. A portion of the proceeds will benefit HELP. Visit kluc.cbslocal.com/gown-town-is-back-we-need-your-dresses.

The Las Vegas Brass Band Spring Concert is set for 2 p.m. March 22 in the Main Theater at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Call 702-507-3400.

Women in Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a guided tour, is scheduled from 4 to 5:30 p.m. March 21 at the Mob Museum, 300 E. Stewart Ave. The cost is $10 plus admission. Visit the themobmuseum.org or call 702-229-2734.

The Hawaiian band Mamo is set to celebrate Hawaiian music and heritage at 8 p.m. March 21 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-3515. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on event day.

Walk for Wishes, part of a nationwide Make-A-Wish fundraiser, is scheduled at 8 a.m. March 21 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Registration for the event, hosted by Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada, is set to begin at 6:45 a.m., and opening ceremonies are set to start at 7:30 a.m. Visit snv.wish.org.

An Old Fort History Tour is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. March 21 at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave. The cost is $1. Visit friendsofthefort.org or call 702-486-3511.

As part of the Big Band Saturday series, the Michael Evans Big Band featuring Skye Miles and Jess Bolero as Cab Calloway is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. March 21 at the Ron DeCar’s Events Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd South. Tickets are $15 to $22. Guest younger than 21 must be accompanied by an adult and purchase a meal. Visit rondecarseventcenter.com or call 702-384-0771.

IRS-certified volunteers are set to offer free tax form preparation from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 21 and April 11 at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit thecenterlv.org or call 702-733-9800.

The Clark County Commodore Computer Club plans to meet from 9 to 11 a.m. March 21 in its new meeting place at 2701 E. St. Louis Ave. in Room 16 of the Clark County School District Adult Education Campus. Off-street parking is available. Free PC software for attendees will be distributed on a newsletter DVD filled with demos and PC utilities, including a video of the Game Awards 2014 held in December at Planet Hollywood. Newsletter disks also are available in Commodore 64 format. Free door prizes will be offered for all attendees. Email Forrest Nettles at flnettles@hotmail.com or call 702-363-3331.

Bishr Hijazi and the Arab Ensemble in concert is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. March 21 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the show. Purchase tickets at the center, visit clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration or call 702-455-7340.

John Windsor is scheduled to perform at 8:45 p.m. March 23 and 30 at Ri Ra Irish Pub in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit rira.com/las-vegas or call 702- 632-7771.

As part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Spotlight on Gregory Peck, the 1949 film “Twelve O’Clock High” is scheduled from 1 to 3:15 p.m. March 24 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Backroom Jazz is set to present the John Abraham-Steven Lee Project at 7:30 p.m. March 24 at the Scullery inside the Ogden, 150 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Admission is $15. Visit frglv.com/property/the-scullery or call 702-910-2396.

Boozy Movie Wednesdays is set to screen the 2000 film “Snatch” at 8 p.m. March 25 at the Inspire theater, 107 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Admission is free with the purchase of a beverage. Visit inspirelasvegas.com or call 702-489-9110.

Kent Caldwell’s exhibit “Otherlands” is set to be on display through March 27 at Blackbird Studios, 1551 S. Commerce St., Suite A. “Otherlands” explores memory, nostalgia, curiosity and immersion with sculptural and narrative diorama that reference characters, stories and video games from the artist’s childhood. His work uses a variety of media and techniques, from paper mache to 3-D printing. Visit blackbirdstudioslv.com or call 702-782-0319.

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.

“Wilds,” an exhibition of large-scale art on paper by Emily McIlroy, is scheduled to be on display through March 20 at the College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts Gallery at the Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Visit csn.edu.

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.


A spring plant sale is planned from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 21 and 22 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Experts are set to be on hand to answer gardening questions. A preview sale also is scheduled from 7 to 8 a.m. for Springs Preserve members. Call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.

Opportunity Village is partnering with IT Girls, an organization comprising female advocates, to host the third annual IT’s Spring Garden Party. The event is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 21 at the Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus, 6050 S. Buffalo Drive, and is set to feature a boutique showcasing local vendors such as The SunDee Morning Hat Co., MoeKrafty, Lynn Rosencrantz Designs, Doterra, Ladies Who Dine — Candles for a Purpose, LilyCarol Designs by Carol Sheehan, Las Vegas Fruits & Nuts, UR Sweet Madness LLC and YOUniquelyU. A luncheon prepared by Culinary Arts Catering is planned as well as a fashion show styled by the Opportunity Village Thrift Store and modeled by OVIPs. Attendees can purchase the styled outfits for the OVIPs to take home. The afternoon will conclude with a raffle. The cost is $75 per person or $600 for a table of 10. Email Charlene Blackstone at blackstonec@opportunityvillage.org or call 702-880-4068. All proceeds go to support people with intellectual disabilities at Opportunity Village.

North Las Vegas Airport is set to host its eighth annual aviation open house and car show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 21 at the airport’s Southwest Platinum Hangar, 2810 Perimeter Road. Attendees can learn more about the airport’s role in the community. Attractions at the event are to include aircraft and cars on display, children’s activities, a remote-controlled aircraft display and food and beverage concessions. Admission is free. Visit vgt.aero/index.html.

The Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society plans its annual seminar at 8:30 a.m. March 21 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. The event is set to feature guest speaker Bill Dollarhide, a genealogist, who is set to talk about census substitutes, using deeds to trace ancestors, finding relatives online and more. Tickets start at $45 and include lunch. Visit ccngs.org.

Registration for Rainbow Company Youth Theatre drama classes for youths ages 4-18 is set through April 7 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The seven-week program of weekly classes is slated to start April 8. Classes range from $49 to $70. Call 702-229-6553 or visit artslasvegas.org.

Wet’n’Wild’s Game On! is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 21 in its parking lot, 7055 S. Fort Apache Road. The event will introduce the nation’s first Slideboarding game waterslide attraction and offer free season passes and other giveaways to kick off the 2015 season one week before Wet’n’Wild opens to the public. The free event is set to include comic book displays, game trucks, a food truck, a costume contest with prizes and other spin-the-wheel giveaways. The first 100 people dressed in family-friendly superhero or video game costumes will win a free Silver Season Pass. Visit wetnwildlasvegas.com.

The Nevada Health Care Association Perry Foundation plans its annual wine and craft beer tasting fundraiser at 3 p.m. March 21 at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. The event is set to include live music, a silent auction and hors d’oeuvres. VIP access starts at 3 p.m. and costs $75, and general admission access starts at 5 p.m. and costs $45. Call 702-263-7777 or visit silvertoncasino.com.

The play “Motel” is scheduled to be presented by Table 8 Productions at 8 and 11 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through March 28 at the Gateway Motel, 928 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Guests must be 18 or older. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. Twenty slots are available per performance. Visit table8lv.com.


Las Vegas Academy Theatre plans to present the play “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.

Bank of America customers receive free museum entry the first weekend of most months at the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place; the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North; and the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is offered through the bank’s Museums on Us program, which allows Bank of America customers free access to select museums on the first weekend of every month. Participants must show their U.S. Trust, Merrill Lynch or Bank of America debit or credit card to receive free admission. Special event admission is not included. Visit museums.bankofamerica.com.


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 March 30 through April 3. To register, call 702-229-6358, 702-229-4903, 702-229-6358 or 702-229-4903.

“Line in the Sand: The People, Power and Progress of the Culinary Union,” a student-curated exhibit created by UNLV’s Public History Program, is set to be on display through April 1 on the first floor of the Lied Library, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit unlvpublichistory.com.

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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