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East Valley Things to Do, March 26-April 1, 2015

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

The Black Donnellys are scheduled to perform at 8:45 p.m. March 26 and 9 p.m. March 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.

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.

The Chocolate Jazzed Cafe is scheduled from 8 p.m. to midnight March 27 at the City of the World gallery, 1229 S. Casino Center Blvd. The monthly event is set to include live jazz, wine, coffee and chocolate. Tickets are $15, and funds benefit the nonprofit Artz-to-Go program. Subsequent events are set for April 17, May 31 and June 28. Visit cityoftheworld.org or call 702-409-7549.

As part of the Saturday Big Band series, the Bruce Harper Big Band featuring vocalist Elisa Fiorillo is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. March 28 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 and purchase a meal. Visit rondecarseventcenter.com or call 702-384-0771.

The Walnut’s Eggstreme Scramble is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 28 at the Walnut Recreation Center, 3075 N. Walnut Drive. The event is set to include egg decorating, timed egg hunts for children ages 3-12, face painting, a petting zoo and a trackless train. Teen Leaders of the Future also is set to sell refreshments to raise funds. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-8402.

The inaugural PurpleStride Las Vegas 5K Run and Family Fun Walk is planned for 9 a.m. March 28 at The Green at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event will benefit the Las Vegas affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Preregistration is $25, and day-of registration for the 5K is $30. Visit tinyurl.com/mlqwegj.

The Ward 3 Cesar Chavez Day Celebration is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 28 for all ages at Gary Reese Freedom Park, 850 N. Mojave Road. Admission is free. Enjoy community booths, food trucks, music and entertainment. Call 702-769-2978.

Cri-Cri by Mexico Vivo is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. March 28 at the Winchester Cultural Center Theater, 3130 McLeod Drive. The Mexico Vivo Dance Company plans to present the cricket Cri-Cri, which last appeared on Winchester’s stage in 2009. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the show. Visit the Winchester front desk or clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration. Call 702-455-7340.

An Old Fort Mineral and Gem Dig is planned from 10 a.m. to noon March 28 at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, 500 E. Washington Ave. Participants can learn about native Nevada rocks and minerals while digging to find samples. A limited amount of tools will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $1 per person. Call 702-486-3511.

“FLOP! The Best Songs from the Worst Musicals” is scheduled at 7 p.m. March 29 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $15. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.

Lego Family Building Time is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. March 29 at the City of the World gallery, 1229 S. Casino Center Blvd. Families are encouraged to build with Legos and draw their creations or play chess or checkers together. Tickets are $5 per family. The event takes place monthly, with future dates set for April 19, May 31 and June 28. Visit cityoftheworld.org or call 702-409-7549.

John Windsor is scheduled to perform at 8:45 p.m. March 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.

Kids Camp at the E! for ages 6 or older is planned from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, March 30-April 3, at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave. Cost is $75. Register with Course No. 132140-05. Call 702-229-1515.

Splash Camp is planned for ages 6 to 11 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, March 30-April 3, at Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonzanza Road. Cost is $150 per child. Register with Course No. 132406-01. Registration is limited to 25. Call 702-229-6309.

A free art lecture for adults by Norie Sato is planned for 6:30 p.m. April 1 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Seattle artist Sato will discuss public art and her public projects. Call 702-229-3315.

Dinosaurs and Roses plans to host a weekly event featuring 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 out a coupon, or mention the charity of the week when you come in to shop. The March 28 charity is Adopt a Rescue Pet. 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.

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.

WORTH A DRIVE

The White Horse Youth Ranch, 8390 W. Windmill Lane, plans to host a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 27 and 28. Funds raised from the sale will benefit the nonprofit ranch’s Diamonds in the Rough program, which provides free horsemanship education to socially challenged youths in the Las Vegas Valley. Visit whyranch.org or call 702-644-9177.

Run Away with Cirque du Soleil! is scheduled March 28 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman is set to kick off the event, which includes a 5K run, a 1-mile fun walk, live music, photos with Cirque du Soleil artists and complimentary refreshments provided by Whole Foods Market and Starbucks. The cost is $27 for the fun run and $37 for the 5K. Registration is set from 7 to 8:15 a.m., with prerace activities and warm-ups starting at 7:30 a.m. The race is set to begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by a 9 a.m. awards ceremony. Visit tinyurl.com/runawaycirquelasvegas.

Rainbow Company Youth Theatre drama workshops for grades two through six are planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 30-April 4 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Activities are set to include theater games, improvisation sessions, acting exercises and learning rehearsal skills. The program is scheduled to conclude with a performance at 10 a.m. April 4 at the center. Students must bring lunch, a beverage and two snacks each day. The cost is $135. Call 702-229-6553 or visit artslasvegas.org.

A Going Green spring break camp for youths ages 6-12 is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 30-April 3 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The cost is $200 for members and $225 for nonmembers. After-hours care is set to be available from 6:30 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6:30 p.m. for an additional $50. Call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.

The Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort is offering its Snow Day program focused on getting local youths involved in outdoor winter recreation through March. The field trip-style program targets local public, private and home school groups and includes ski or snowboard lessons. Children can also learn about winter safety and the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. The cost is $35 per student during weekdays, and $45 on Saturdays and Sundays, with a complimentary chaperone ticket included for every 12 students. Groups are limited to 200 students, and schools are required to provide one chaperone for every 20 students. Email info@lvssr.com, call 702-385-2754 or visit skilasvegas.com.

A craft fair show is planned from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 28 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 29 at the Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road. The event is set to include paintings, drawings, ceramics, knitting, candles, jewelry and more. Visit galleriaatsunset.com/event.

The Nevada Watercolor Society plans an exhibit during library hours April 1-30 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.

The Viva Pre-Show RnR Show & Dance is planned at 8 p.m. April 1 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., as part Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend, scheduled April 2-5. At the pre-show event, live performances are planned, and disc jockeys are slated to spin music. The cost is $15. Other highlights include a Viva Las Vegas vintage swimsuit contest planned at 3:45 p.m. April 3-5. Single tickets start at $30, and four-day passes start at $125. Call 702-365-7111 or visit orleanscasino.com or vivalasvegas.net.

PLAN AHEAD

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 local 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 their 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.

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.

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 ages 13 to 59 or $8 at the gate for ages 60 or older and children 5 to 12. Visit ccfair.com or call 888-876-3247.

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 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 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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