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East Valley Things to Do, May 14-20, 2015

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

A Mexican Heritage Luncheon is planned for 11:30 a.m. May 14 at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road, for those 50 or older. Attendees can enjoy a Mexican-themed meal and learn about Mexican history. The cost is $5 with city of Las Vegas Senior programs membership. Visit recreation.lasvegasnevada.gov.

“Hal Prince’s Broadway: An Evening in Word and Song” is set for 7:30 p.m. May 14 in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $24. Visit the Smith Center box office or thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2000.

Tears of Joy Theatre: When Animals Were People is set for 10:30 a.m. May 14 in the main theater of the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. A free performance is planned of folklore from the Huichol Indians of Mexico, where newly created beings evolve into the creatures they were meant to be and find the habitats they were meant to enjoy. Call 702-507-3400.

A free screening of “Frozen” is planned for 7:15 p.m. May 14 on the Main Stage in the Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. Call 702-359-9982 or visit downtowncontainerpark.com.

“Horizons: An Evening with Lisa Hilton and her Band” is set for 7 p.m. May 15 and 16 in Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $37. Visit the Smith Center box office or thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2000.

The Sin City Opera plans to perform the opera “Hansel and Gretel” by Engelbert Humperdinck, at 7 p.m. May 15, 16, 22 and 23 and 2 p.m. May 24 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.

As part of the Big Band Saturday series, Michael Evans’ Big Band featuring Karen Jones is scheduled to perform a tribute for Armed Forces Day from 1 to 4 p.m. May 16 at Ron DeCar’s Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd South. Tickets are $15 to $22. Guest younger than 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Visit rondecarseventcenter.com or call 702-384-0771.

A government surplus auction is scheduled at 8 a.m. May 16 at 4320 Stephanie St. The auction is slated to include vehicles, office equipment, lost and found electronics and other items used or acquired by government agencies. Visit tntauction.com.

As part of the Museum Live! series, In the Beginning…: Conversations with the Museum Founders, a cocktail party, is scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. May 16 at the National Atomic Testing Museum, 755 E. Flamingo Road. The cost is $10 for students, $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Visit tinyurl.com/atom-muse or call 702-794-5151.

Preserving the Old Spanish Trail is scheduled at 11 a.m. May 16 at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave. Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution are set to discuss preserving family history. Visit friendsofthefort.org or call 702-486-3511.

Paleontologist Jack Horner is set to speak from 2 to 4 p.m. May 16 at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North. A book signing also is planned. The event is free with paid museum admission, which is $10 for adults, $8 for students, seniors and military members and $5 for children 3 to 11. Registration is required. Visit drjackhornertalk.eventbrite.com.

The Las Vegas Philharmonic plans to present “A Tribute To The Music of Frank Sinatra” at 7:30 p.m. May 16 in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $26, $46, $66 and $96. Visit the Smith Center box office or lvphil.org or call 702-749-2000.

ARTrageous Vegas, a celebration of art hosted by The Center, is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. May 16 inside the Havana Room at the Tropicana Las Vegas, 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event is set to include a juried art show and sale, cocktails, fashion shows, singers, dancers and performance artists. Guests must be 21 or older. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Visit artrageousvegas.org.

The Helldorado Parade is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 16 in downtown Las Vegas. The parade is part of the annual Helldorado Days event, which also includes a rodeo and carnival. It is sponsored by the Las Vegas Elks Lodge No. 1468. The parade is set to start on Fourth Street. Visit elkshelldorado.com/events/parade.

The nonprofit Al Musella Foundation plans to host the inaugural Desert Gray Matters 5K Walk/Run from 7 a.m. to noon May 16 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road, in honor of National Brain Tumor Month. The event will raise awareness and funding for brain tumor research. Registration is $40. Visit wizathon.com/walktoendbraintumors-nv.

The free Jazz in the Park Series plans to present Elan Trotman from 7 to 10 p.m. May 16 at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Marc Antoine is set for May 23, Spyro Gyra for May 30 and the Brubeck Brothers for June 6. Seating for those with picnic baskets, blankets and low-back chairs begins at 6 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase on site. Visit clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration.

AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada invite volunteers to join in a day of carnival fun from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 16 at the Desert Pines Clubhouse, 3750 E. Bonanza Road. The Summer Food Kickoff Carnival is being hosted to highlight Three Square food bank’s upcoming Summer Food Service Program, which will provide children in need with free meals and snacks daily during summer break. Volunteers will work alongside teens from Boys & Girls Clubs, along with a visiting team from the National Civilian Community Corps, an AmeriCorps program. Volunteers are needed to help prep and set up the carnival site, run games and children’s activities, hand out prizes and assist with cleanup. Contact Kat Wallace at kwallace3@gm.slc.edu.

A Thundering Taiko Drum Show is planned for 2 p.m. May 17 in the main theater at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko plans to perform the ancient Japanese art of taiko drumming. The performance is free. Call 702-507-3400.

An event celebrating the exhibit “French Connection: ‘Lido de Paris’ and ‘Folies Bergere’ in Las Vegas” is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. May 17 in the Goldfield Room in Lied Library at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The exhibit features costume sketches, set designs, programs and photographs from UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and original costume pieces from the Nevada State Museum. Longtime “Folies Bergere” creative director and choreographer Jerry Jackson and former showgirls and dancers are set to participate in a panel discussion. The event and exhibit are free. RSVP to the event at library.unlv.edu/frenchconnection-rsvp or call 702-895-2277.

A celebration for the end of the Southern Nevada Moves Miles program is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 17 at the Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. The program challenged valley residents to walk a collective 100,000 miles in eight weeks. Visit southernnevadamovesmiles.com or downtowncontainerpark.com/event/nevada-moves-miles.

The Nevada High School Musical Theater Awards are set for 3 p.m. May 17 in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $10. Visit the Smith Center box office or thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2000.

The second annual A Games is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17 at Sport-Social, 7055 Windy St. The A Games is for children with autism. Events are set to include a bicycle race, a skateboard race, a scooter race, a bicycle trick competition, a skateboard trick competition, a rock wall and a scooter trick competition. The event is organized by Families for Effective Autism Treatment of Southern Nevada to raise money for the autism community in Las Vegas. Visit featsonv.org or call 702-368-3328.

Origami for Beginners is scheduled at 4 p.m. May 17 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

The Myron Heaton Chorale plans to present its 25th anniversary concert at 3 p.m. May 17 in the Doc Rando Hall’s Beam Music Center at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. A selection of classical music is planned, from Beethoven and Brahms to contemporary Heinz Werner Zimmermann’s “Psalmkonzert,” featuring a jazz combo. A special performance by soprano Rossana Cota and her Les Chanteuses Women’s Chorus from the Clark County School District’s Las Vegas Academy also is planned. Admission is free. Visit myronheatonchorale.org.

As part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Take to the Skies series, the 1958 film “The Tarnished Angels” is scheduled from 1 to 3:15 p.m. May 19 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

The lecture “Japanese-American Internment of WWII” is scheduled at 7 p.m. May 19 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

“Princess of the Desert Inn: Suzanne Dalitz” is planned for 7 p.m. May 19 in the courtroom of the Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave., as part of its Wiseguy Speaker Series. The event is free for members and $30 for nonmembers. As the daughter of renowned Las Vegas Mob figure Moe Dalitz, Suzanne Dalitz has devoted time to pondering her father’s legacy, as well as the contrasting qualities he embodied. She will share real, firsthand stories about growing up with her father. Visit themobmuseum.org or call 702-229-2734.

Stress Management for the Caregiver is scheduled at 2 p.m. May 20 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Drop-by tours of the Morelli House are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 20 at the Morelli House, 861 E. Bridger Ave. The house was built in 1959 by Antonio Morelli, orchestra leader of the Copa Room at the former Sands. It is a historic preservation project of the Junior League of Las Vegas and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit morellihouse.org.

Doggie Date Night is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. May 20 at the Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. Call 702-359-9920 or visit downtowncontainerpark.com.

Boozy Movie at Inspire Wednesdays at Inspire Las Vegas, 107 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is set to feature “Blazing Saddles” May 20 and “Caddyshack” May 27. Movies are free for guests 21 or older with the purchase of a cocktail, and drink specials are planned. Doors open at 7 p.m., with movies set to start at 8 p.m. Visit inspirelasvegas.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. Upcoming charities are: May 16, Compassion Corner; and May 30, Desert Torah Academy.

PLAN AHEAD

The city of Las Vegas plans to host its second annual Veterans Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21 at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave. Employers can participate in the fair free. Employers with at least two available positions are asked to reserve a table at the job fair by completing the form at tinyurl.com/oo4ywm3. During the job fair, veterans will be welcomed from 9 to 11 a.m.; the fair will open to the public, including veterans, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Veterans are encouraged to bring resumes. Call 702-229-6315.

Lutheran Social Services of Nevada plans its annual wine tasting event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 21 at Cili’s restaurant at Bali Hai Golf Course, 5160 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The fundraiser is set to includes signature appetizers, a silent live auction and a range of domestic and international wines to sample. Proceeds will go toward LSSN programs, such as the Open Air Pantry, The Empowerment Center and the Employment Tools program. General tickets are $65, and corporate sponsorships are $1,500. RSVP is required. Contact Derrick Felder at derrick@lssnv.org or 702-639-1730, ext. 777.

David Kearney, aka Guitar Shorty, is set to perform in Boulder Blues May 21 in The Railhead at Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway. Doors are set to open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door for guests 21 or older. Visit boulderstation.sclv.com.

The concert and fundraising event “Awaken … A Story Beyond Words” is planned for 7 p.m. May 22 at Domsky Glass Studio, 2758 S. Highland Drive, to benefit Cirque du Soleil performing artist and musician Sami Saula and his wife, Leslie, to help pay for their son’s extensive medical bills. Elann Saula, 4, was born with hypogammaglobulinemia, a disorder in which the body creates a level of antibodies too low to sustain a normal immune system. As a result, Elann must go for monthly, six-hour infusions to help fight viruses, toxins and bacteria. He will need these infusions for at least several more years. Sami Saula is a musician in “Ka” and has released a CD of world music titled “Awaken.” It is available at samisaula.com. The fundraiser is set to include a live glass-blowing demonstration and a raffle. Tickets are $68.27 at samisaula.com/elann.

Fiesta Day is planned from noon to 5 p.m. May 23 at the Carlos J. Martinez & Darrio J. Hall Family Pool at Freedom Park, 889 N. Pecos Road. The cost is $4. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and Latin music is planned. Call 702-229-1755.

The Stratosphere’s Level 8 Pool Summer Concert Series is scheduled to continue from 5 to 8 p.m. May 23 with Zowie Bowie performing poolside. The concerts are free with $10 pool admission ($5 for Take Vegas Back members). Additional shows are planned from 1 to 4 p.m. June 20, 5 to 9 p.m. July 4 and 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 8 and Sept. 7. Visit takevegasback.com.

Four stars of the Metropolitan Opera are set to headline the Opera Las Vegas’ live orchestra production of “Madama Butterfly,” set for 7:30 p.m. June 12 and 2 p.m. June 14 at the Judy Bayley Theatre in UNLV’s Performing Arts Center, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets start at $55, $75 and $95. Visit tinyurl.com/MadameButterfly or call 702-895-2787.

David de Alba’s tribute to Judy Garland, “By Myself on a Lonely Stage 2015” is planned for 2 p.m. June 21 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. De Alba is an award-winning actor and singer-impressionist who worked in the Finocchio Club in San Francisco. The show is set to include costumes changes and anecdote narrations, including de Alba’s personal ones about Garland and ones that she was famous for telling during her 1960s U.S. television appearances. Tickets are $20 for VIP seats in the first two rows and $18 for general seating. The show is geared toward guests 21 or older. Visit onyxtheatre.com/wp/shows or call 702-732-7225.

ONGOING EVENTS AND EXHIBITS

Fit4Mom Stroller Strides classes are scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until July inside Town Square Park at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit lasvegas.fit4mom.com or call 702-882-1795.

Poet Lee Mallory plans to present Sevens Live!, a new music, comedy and spoken-arts showcase, from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays inside the Cantina at the Silver Sevens, 4100 Paradise Road. Upcoming dates are May 18 and 25 and June 1. Admission is free with a one-drink minimum. Call 702-733-7300.

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. 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.

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