East Valley Things to Do, May 21-27, 2015


The city of Las Vegas plans to host a 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 free. Employers with at least two available positions are asked to reserve a table by completing the form at tinyurl.com/oo4ywm3. 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 include appetizers, a silent live auction and domestic and international wines to sample. Proceeds will go toward Lutheran Social Services of Nevada programs, such as the Open Air Pantry, the Empowerment Center and the Employment Tools program. General admission is $65, and corporate sponsorships are $1,500. RSVPs are 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,” 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.

The Sin City Opera plans to perform the opera “Hansel and Gretel” by Engelbert Humperdinck, at 7 p.m. May 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.

Midnight Mayhem is scheduled from 6 to 11:30 p.m. May 22 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is aimed at providing a safe alternative to illegal street racing and is open to any street-legal vehicle and licensed driver. The fee is $15 to race or ride along and $5 for spectators. Visit lvms.com or call 702-632-8213.

In honor of Harvey Milk Day, May 22, Insert Coin(s), 512 Fremont St., plans to host a throwback party with proceeds benefiting The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada. The evening is planned to emulate New York’s Studio 54, with doors set to open at 9 p.m. DJ Zimmie, Adam 12 and DJ88 are set to play classic ’70s and ’80s music with a theme of disco, classic hip-hop, soul and R&B. Visit insertcoinslv.com.

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.

The Fremont Street Experience Rock of Vegas concert series plans to feature free concerts through Labor Day Weekend. Scheduled headliners are: May 23, KC and The Sunshine Band on the Third Street Stage; May 30, Tonic and Vertical Horizon on the First Street Stage; June 13, Martha Davis and The Motels, The Tubes and The Smithereens on the Third Street Stage; June 27, Smash Mouth and Toad the Wet Sprocket on the First Street Stage; July 10, UFC Fight Week Concert with band to be announced on the Third Street Stage; July 18, Theory of a Deadman on the First Street Stage; Aug. 1, Spin Doctors and Cherry Poppin’ Daddies on the First Street Stage; and Sept. 6, Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult on the Third Street Stage. Concerts are set to begin at 9 p.m. Visit vegasexperience.com.

As part of the Jazz in the Park series, Marc Antoine is scheduled to perform free from 7 to 10 p.m. May 23 at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Seating begins at 7 p.m. Picnics, blankets and low-back chairs are welcome. Food and beverages are set to be available for purchase. No pets are allowed. Visit tinyurl.com/ccjazzip.

As part of the Big Band Saturday series, Merv Harding’s Talk of the Town Orchestra is scheduled to perform from 1 to 4 p.m. May 23 at the 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.

”Kickin It,” a rhythm-based dance show, is set for 7 p.m. May 23 at Ron DeCar’s Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd South. The Coppola Dance Ensemble plans to present routines with varied rhythms in tap from Latin to hula and burlesque to R&B. Guest vocalist Chadwick Johnson is set to sing and serve as emcee. Tickets are $20 to $35. Visit rondecarseventcenter.com or call 702-384-0771.

The High Roller at The Linq plans to offer free rides from May 23-25 for active duty military personnel and veterans with a valid military ID in honor of Memorial Day.

USO Night with the Las Vegas 51s is scheduled at 7 p.m. May 23 at Cashman Field, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. A portion of the ticket sales are set to benefit the USO. Tickets are available at goo.gl/jaSyZ2, using the promo code USO.

Stuff-a-Jeep weekend is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 24 and 25. Chapman Chrysler Jeep plans to place vehicles outside at three Sam’s Club locations to secure USO Las Vegas wish list items for family care packages. On May 24, donations can be dropped off at 2650 East Craig Road, 5101 S. Pecos Road and 7175 Spring Mountain Road. On May 25, the donation locations are 7100 W. Arroyo Crossing Parkway, 8080 W. Tropical Parkway and 1910 E. Serene Ave.

The Puerto Rican Association of Las Vegas’ 17th annual Memorial Day Festival is planned from noon to 8 p.m. May 24 at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Puerto Rican music and food are planned. General admission is $10 (free for children 10 or younger). No outside drinks/food or pets allowed. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit association’s scholarship fund. Visit facebook.com/puertoricanassociationlv.

As part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Take to the Skies series, the 1965 film “Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines” is scheduled to be screened from 1 to 3:15 p.m. May 26 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

“Annie” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. May 26-31 and 2 p.m. May 30 and 31 in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $34. Visit The Smith Center box office or thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2000.

Julie Snider plans to reveal an art collection of 50 never-before-seen pieces to commemorate her 50th birthday at 8 p.m. May 27 at the Keep Memory Alive Event Center at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, 888 W. Bonneville Ave. Snider specializes in 3-D mixed media. Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. Art pieces will be introduced and explained. A reception and viewing are planned from 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Visit 3dabstractsbyjulie.com.

Boozy Movie at Inspire Wednesdays at Inspire Las Vegas, 107 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is set to feature “Caddyshack” May 27, free for guests 21 or older with the purchase of a cocktail. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the movie set to start at 8 p.m. Visit inspirelasvegas.com.


The Shoot to Salute Memorial Day shooting event and parking lot party is planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 25 at Machine Guns Vegas, 3501 Aldeberan Ave. A weenie roast and live raffle with more than $5,000 in prizes is planned with all proceeds to benefit combat disabled veterans through the nonprofit Wishes For Warriors. Supporters who choose to shoot will fire off a series of four firearms for precision and accuracy in an interactive event to support the nonprofit. Registration is $160 and includes M249 SAW Belt-fed machine gun (40 rounds), M4 (25 rounds), Shotgun (five rounds), Beretta (10 rounds), eye/ear protection, targets, $5 food ticket and $5 raffle ticket. A VIP package is $1,000. Call 877-955-4172 or visit machinegunsvegas.com.


A free screening of the film “Brave” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. May 28 at the Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. Visit downtowncontainerpark.com.

An opening reception for the “Wunder Kammer,” an exhibit featuring the art of Kim Johnson, is scheduled 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 29 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Johnsons’ sculptures and assemblages evoke the wonder chamber or cabinets of curiosity, a concept initiated in the 15th century for rooms and cabinets filled with items of natural, scientific, philosophic and alternative or fabricated artistic curiosities. The show is set during regular business hours from May 29 through July 17. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.

“The Story of Mariachi by Izel” is set from 6 to 8 p.m. May 30 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Izel Ballet Folklorico plans to team with Mariachi Mexico Antiguo to present “La Historia del Mariachi,” which translates to “The Story of Mariachi,” a tribute to Mexican mariachi music and dance. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the show and can be purchased at the front desk or at tinyurl.com/owo9zsf.

Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada plans to host its fifth annual poker tournament and VIP party from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 30 at Aria and The Deuce Lounge at The Shops at Crystals, both at CityCenter, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South. A Texas Hold ‘em tournament with a grand prize seat at the 2015 World Series of Poker’s main event is planned, along with entertainment, food and drinks. In addition to the grand prize, qualifying players will receive cash and recreational prizes. A raffle giveaway and silent auction also are planned. Proceeds benefit the local chapter of Junior Achievement. Participant buy-in is $250. Spectator and party passes are $100 in advance and $150 at the door. Visit jalasvegas.org.

Dutch Oven Duel is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon May 30 at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, 500 E. Washington Ave. Park Rangers from Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort will compete against rangers from Spring Mountain Ranch in a Dutch oven duel. Visitors are invited to sample dishes and vote for their favorites. Admission is $1, and children 12 are younger are admitted free.

Dinosaurs & 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 a coupon or mention the charity of the week when you come in to shop. The May 30 charity is Desert Torah Academy. June’s charities are: June 6, Eagle Quest of Nevada; June 13, Easter Seals Nevada; June 20, Foreclosed Upon Pets Inc.; and June 27, Goodie Two Shoes Foundation.

Violinist ‘Chelle Reed plans to perform from 2 to 4 p.m. May 31 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased at the front desk or at tinyurl.com/owo9zsf.

The City of Las Vegas plans to host its annual business outreach event from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 2 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Mayor Carolyn Goodman is scheduled to welcome those attending the event at 9 a.m., to be followed by discussions of several topics to help businesses better work with the city’s Purchasing and Contracts Division. To register by May 26, visit lasvegasnevada.gov/business and click “business outreach.” On-site registration will be offered from 8 to 9 a.m. June 2. Call 702-229-6231.

Best-selling children’s recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner is set to bring her You and Me Tour to the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. June 4. Admission is free, with attendees to be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 702-507-3459 or visit lvccld.org.

Ward 5 Coffee with the Councilman is set from 9 to 10 a.m. June 4 at Starbucks, 751 N. Rancho Drive at Bonanza Road. Join Ward 5 Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow for coffee and conversation on how to improve Ward 5 and the city of Las Vegas.

Family Fun Day: Atomic Comics! is planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 6 at the National Atomic Testing Museum, 755 E. Flamingo Road. A themed exhibit exploring atomic characters in comics is planned, along with games and activities and a costume contest. Admission is free, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Visit nationalatomictestingmuseum.org or call 702-794-5151.

Ward 3 Coffee with the Mayor is planned from 8 to 9:30 a.m. June 11 at Dougie J’s Cafe, 603 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Join Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman for coffee and conversation. Ward 3 City Councilman Bob Coffin is also set to attend. Call Susan Finucan at 702-229-4623 or email sfinucan@lasvegasnevada.gov.

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.

A screening of “The Great Outdoors” is planned for sundown June 12 as part of the Cinema in the Circle series at Huntridge Circle Park, 1251 S. Maryland Parkway. Enjoy a picnic-style movie projected on a movie theater-size, inflatable outdoor screen. Admission is free. Concessions are set to be offered for sale beginning at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit The Huntridge Foundation and West Huntridge Neighborhood Association. Visit thehuntridgefoundation.org.

“Simple Ella — Celebrating the Era of Jazz” is set for 7:30 p.m. June 12 in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. The Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater plans to present a special performance celebrating the music and life of Ella Fitzgerald. Tickets start at $35. Visit The Smith Center box office or thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2000.

Keep Memory Alive’s annual Power of Love gala is scheduled from 5:30 to 11 p.m. June 13 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South. It is set to honor Andrea and Veronica Bocelli and feature special appearances by Martina McBride, Gloria Estefan and Celine Dion. The event raises funds for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Tickets start at $1,500. Visit keepmemoryalive.org/pol.

A School’s Out-Summer Splash Party is planned for all ages from noon to 6 p.m. June 13 at Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road. Swimming with splash toys, games, music, dancing, treats and prizes are planned. The cost is $2 for ages 4 to 17 and 50 or older and $3 for ages 18 to 49. Children 3 or younger are admitted free. Call 702-229-6309.

Blue Man Group plans to support the Grant a Gift Autism Foundation by hosting a sensory-friendly show at 2 p.m. June 14 at the Monte Carlo, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The show will be suitable for children with autism spectrum disorders. Tickets are $36 with proceeds going to the nonprofit. Visit blueman.com or call 800-258-3626.

Journey of Hope Riders are set to arrive at noon June 16 at Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave. A celebration is planned to welcome the group of cyclists who are traveling across the U.S. to raise awareness for people with disabilities. The event is free. Call 702-229-4902.

The American Airlines Kiwi Club plans a luncheon for 11 a.m. June 17 at Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar at Town Square Las Vegas, 6635 Las Vegas Blvd. South. All flight attendants, online and retired from American Airlines, American Eagle, TWA and US Airlines are welcome. The club plans its meetings for the third Wednesday of the month, but this will be the last one until fall. RSVP to Kay Jennings at 702-896-5496.

DjangoVegas! is planned for 6 p.m. June 20 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. An annual celebration of the music of Django Reinhardt and other gypsy jazz music, past and present, this year’s DjangoVegas! concert is set to feature the New Hot Club of America, the International String Trio with special guests Olli Soikkeli and Leah Zeger, and Las Vegas’ own gypsy jazz group, The Hot Club of Las Vegas. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on event day. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-3515.

Frank Sinatra Jr.’s “Sinatra Sings Sinatra — The Centennial Celebration” is set for 7:30 p.m. June 20 in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $29. Visit The Smith Center box office or thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2000.

David de Alba’s tribute to Judy Garland, “By Myself on a Lonely Stage 2015” is planned at 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 costume changes and anecdote narrations, including de Alba’s personal ones about Garland and ones 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.

The Miss Nevada competition is set for 7 p.m. June 26 and 2 p.m. June 27 in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $25. Visit The Smith Center box office or thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2000.


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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