East Valley View things to do, April 24-30, 2014

Things to do

APRIL 24

■ ‘Private/Public: Images of Devotion’: 9 a.m., UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway

The Michael C. and Mannetta Braunstein Gallery will feature an exhibit, “Private/Public: Images of Devotion.” The painting exhibit will highlight images of devotion from 19th- and early-20th century Mexico. Admission is free. For more information, call 702-895-3381, visit www.unlv.edu or email barrick.museum@unlv.edu.

■ ‘Art for Art’s Sake’ art exhibit: 9 a.m., UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway

The UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum Main Gallery is featuring the ‘Art for Art’s Sake’ art exhibit. The exhibit will feature works by Mark Chariker, Iva Gueorguieva and Ali Smith, as well as a number of artists with Las Vegas ties, including David Ryan, Tim Bavington, Brian Porray, Thomas Burke, Yek and Jason Adkins, according to the museum. Admission is free, and donations are accepted. For more information, call 702-895-3381, visit www.unlv.edu or email alisha.kerlin@unlv.edu.

■ ‘Noises Off’ Art Show: 2 p.m., Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, 315 S. Seventh St.

Las Vegas Academy of the Arts is featuring the “Noises Off” Art Show. For more information, visit www.lasvegasacademy.net.

■ Laura Taylor: It Might as Well be Spring concert: 7 p.m., The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts presents It Might as Well be Spring, a performance by Laura Taylor featuring special guest guitarist Joe Lano. Tickets are $28 to $55. For more information, visit www.thesmithcenter.com.

APRIL 25

■ Art as Life: Autobiographical Acting: 1 p.m., Charleston Heights Art Center, 800 Brush St.

At Art as Life: Autobiographical Acting, led by Telia Williams, attendees will “learn basic acting concepts while mining the material of participant’s very own lives,” according to the Charleston Heights Arts Center. The cost to register is $45 for the six-week class. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

■ ‘Ozma of Oz’: 7 p.m., Charleston Heights Art Center, 800 Brush St.

The Charleston Heights Art Center presents “Ozma of Oz.” Tickets are $5. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

■ Jake’s Bar: 7 p.m., Paint and Party Las Vegas LLC, 8826 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 114

Jake’s Bar, led by Donna Friese, has been scheduled at Paint and Party Las Vegas. The cost to register is $30. For more information, visit www.paintandpartylasvegas.com.

■ Carmine Mandia: 7 p.m., Italian American Club, 2333 E. Sahara Ave.

The Italian American Club will feature a performance by Carmine Mandia. For more information, visit www.iacvegas.com.

APRIL 26

■ Storytime: 11 a.m., The Neon Museum, 770 N. Las Vegas Blvd.

Storytime will take place at the Neon Museum for preschool-aged children through first-graders. The event includes stories and crafts. For more information, visit www.neonmuseum.org.

■ Tiny Tot Art: 11 a.m., Charleston Heights Art Center, 800 Brush St.

At Tiny Tot Art, led by Jacqueline Eihausen, attendees will learn how to explore color, line, texture and creative intention through the use of art-making materials. The cost to register is $36 for four weeks. The class is for ages 3 to 6. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

■ Sketch Saturday: Noon, UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway

Sketch Saturday will take place at the Marjorie Barrick Museum. The cost is a suggested contribution of $5 for adults and $2 for adults 62 and older. Free paper and pencils will be available at the reception desk. For more information, visit www.unlv.edu, call 702-895-3381 or email barrick.museum@unlv.edu.

■ Piñata – Cinco de Mayo Art Workshop: 12:15 p.m., Charleston Heights Art Center, 800 Brush St.

At Piñata – Cinco de Mayo Art Workshop, led by Jacqueline Eihausen, attendees will learn how to create a piñata of their own using traditional papier mâché techniques and how to decorate them with colorful tissue papers. The cost to register is $26 for three weeks. The class is for ages 11 and older. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

■ Las Vegas Dog: 1 p.m., Paint and Party Las Vegas LLC, 8826 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 114

Las Vegas Dog, led by Donna Friese, has been scheduled at Paint and Party Las Vegas. The cost to register is $30. For more information, visit www.paintandpartylasvegas.com.

■ Soul Men: A Tribute to Soul, R&B and Motown Starring Spectrum: 7 p.m., The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts presents Soul Men: A Tribute to Soul, R&B and Motown, a performance by Spectrum. Tickets are $34 to $37. For more information, visit www.thesmithcenter.com.

APRIL 27

■ Chadwick Johnson: 7 p.m., Italian American Club, 2333 E. Sahara Ave.

The Italian American Club will feature a performance by Chadwick Johnson. For more information, visit www.iacvegas.com.

■ Vortex Flowers: 7 p.m., Paint and Party Las Vegas LLC, 8826 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 114

Vortex Flowers, led by Rebecca Walters, has been scheduled at Paint and Party Las Vegas. The cost to register is $30. For more information, visit www.paintandpartylasvegas.com.

■ William Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’: 7 p.m., The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts presents William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” Tickets are $35 to $75. For more information, visit www.thesmithcenter.com.

APRIL 29

■ River: 7 p.m., Paint and Party Las Vegas LLC, 8826 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 114

River, led by Donna Friese, has been scheduled at Paint and Party Las Vegas. The cost to register is $30. For more information, visit www.paintandpartylasvegas.com.

APRIL 30

■ Las Vegas Youth Orchestra & Symphonic Band Musical Montage concert: 6:30 p.m., The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts presents Musical Montage, a performance by the Las Vegas Youth Orchestra & Symphonic Band. It will be held in Reynolds Hall. Tickets prices are $10 to $40. For more information, visit www.thesmithcenter.com.

■ Band chamber concert: 7 p.m., Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, 315 S. Seventh St.

A band chamber concert has been scheduled at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. For more information, visit www.lasvegasacademy.net.

APRIL 24

■ LGBTQA Wellness Conference: 8:30 a.m., Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, 401 S. Maryland Parkway

The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada will host the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Association Wellness Conference, along with the Southern Adult Mental Health Services, Aid For AIDS of Southern Nevada and the Community Counseling Center of Southern Nevada. The conference will focus “on managing health and wellness issues and strategies for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied communities,” according to the center’s website. Topics may include HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, preventative health, domestic and interpersonal violence, substance abuse, depression and serodiscordance. For more information, visit www.thecenterlv.org or www.lgbtqawellness.org.

■ Baby Time Storytimes: 10:30 a.m., Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive

The Centennial Hills Library will hold Baby Time Storytimes, a reading event for age 18 months and younger. Registration is required. For more information, visit www.lvccld.org.

■ Toddler Storytimes: 10:30 a.m., West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd.

The West Charleston Library will hold Toddler Storytimes, a reading event for ages 1.5 to 3. For more information, visit www.lvccld.org.

■ Lego Club: The Rainforest: 4:30 p.m., Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.

Sahara West Library will host Lego Club: The Rainforest for ages 6 to 11. For more information, visit www.lvccld.org.

■ Introduction to the Internet: 4:30 p.m., Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.

Introduction to the Internet will teach participants how to use the Web browser Internet Explorer, according to the Sahara West Library. Registration is required for this two-hour class. For more information, visit www.lvccld.org or call 702-507-3632.

■ Monthly mixer: 5:30 p.m., Gold Spike, 217 N. Las Vegas Blvd.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada will hold its monthly mixer at Gold Spike, with complimentary appetizers and the first drink on the organization. Registration is requested. For more information, call 702-853-0860, visit www.bbbsn.org or email Angela Harlan at aharlan@bbsn.org.

APRIL 25

■ Advancing Cancer Care in Nevada: Strategies for Evidence-Based Cancer Treatment and Survivorship: 8 a.m., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway

The Clark County Medical Society will hold a conference, Advancing Cancer Care in Nevada: Strategies for Evidence-Based Cancer Treatment and Survivorship, in the Student Union at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Tickets are $90 for early registration, $120 for late registration and $25 for students. For more information, visit www.clarkcountymedical.org.

■ Elementary Spelling Bee: 1 p.m., Explore Knowledge Academy, 5871 Mountain Vista St.

Explore Knowledge Academy will host a spelling bee. For more information, call 702-870-5032 or visit www.ekacademy.org.

APRIL 26

■ University Biltmore Homeowners Association: 10 a.m., Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road

The Clark County Library will hold the University Biltmore Homeowners Association members annual meeting. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 702-796-6592 or visit www.lvccld.org.

■ Outsmarting Investment Fraud: 10:30 a.m., Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive

Outsmarting Investment Fraud will teach participants simple steps to protect their finances and family before making any investment decision, according to the Centennial Hills Library. For more information, visit www.lvccld.org or call 702-507-6107.

■ El Da de los Nios puppet show: 11:30 a.m., Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road

The Clark County Library will hold El Da de los Nios puppet show to celebrate children and the power of books. The event is for age 11 and younger. For more information, visit www.lvccld.org.

■ NCCF Trivia Night: Noon, Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, 5111 Boulder Highway

The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation will host its Trivia Night fundraiser at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall for age 21 and older. Tickets are $30 per seat or $300 for a table for 10. Registration is required. The doors will open at 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.nvccf.org.

■ Family Storytimes: Noon, Las Vegas Library, 833 N. Las Vegas Blvd.

The Las Vegas Library will hold Family Storytimes, a reading event for age 11 and younger. For more information, visit www.lvccld.org.

■ ‘The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug’: 1 p.m., Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane

A screening of “The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug,” rated PG-13, for ages 13 and older, will be shown at Windmill Library. For more information, visit www.lvccld.org.

■ Balancing Body Systems through Iridology and Nutrition: 2 p.m., West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd.

Balancing Body Systems through Iridology and Nutrition will teach participants about what iridology is and other topics, according to the West Charleston Library. Ellen Tart-Jensen will lead the class. For more information, visit www.lvccld.org or call 702-507-3964.

■ Relay for Life: 3 p.m., Foothill High School, 800 College Drive

The Las Vegas Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society will take place at Foothill High School in Henderson. Funds raised will be used in the fight against cancer. For more information, visit www.foothillhenderson.com.

■ Doreinu Event Wine Tasting & Glass Painting: 5 p.m., Total Wine & More, 501 N. Stephanie St.

Congregation Ner Tamid will host its Doreinu Event Wine Tasting & Glass Painting at Total Wine & More. Registration is required, and the cost is $18. For more information, call 702-733-6292 or visit www.lvnertamid.org.

APRIL 27

■ The Animal Foundation’s 11th annual Best in Show: 11 a.m., Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave.

The Animal Foundation will hold its 11th annual Best in Show at the Orleans Arena. The event will feature “50 unique and incredible shelter dogs competing for your applause in hopes of winning the title of Best in Show and your heart,” according to the foundation. “All dogs are available for adoption after the show.” Admission is $9.43 for a commemorative ticket and $27.37 for a commemorative family four-pack, including fees. Doors will open at noon. For more information, call 702-384-3333 or visit www.animalfoundation.com.

■ Introduction to Computers: 2 p.m., Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road

Introduction to Computers will teach participants the essential tools for using a computer. “(The) focus will be on using a computer, mouse, opening programs and disk drives,” according to the Clark County Library. Registration is required. For more information, visit www.lvccld.org or call 702-507-3431.

■ Desert Hearts Romance Readers Book Club: 2 p.m., Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.

The Sahara West Library has scheduled a Desert Hearts Romance Readers Book Club meeting. For more information, visit www.lvccld.org or call 702-507-3631.

■ Adventures in Job Hunting: 2 p.m., Las Vegas Library, 833 N. Las Vegas Blvd.

Adventures in Job Hunting will be offered, according to the Las Vegas Library. The program will cover how to create a resume and cover letter, searching the Internet for jobs and more. For more information, visit www.lvccld.org or call 702-507-3518.

■ ‘The Croods’: 2:30 p.m., Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road

A screening of “The Croods,” rated PG, for ages 6 to 11, will be shown at the Clark County Library. For more information, visit www.lvccld.org.

■ Centennial Hills Classics Book Club: 3 p.m., Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive

Centennial Hills Library will host a Classics Book Club meeting for adults. For more information, visit www.lvccld.org.

APRIL 28

■ Medicare Info Session: 3 p.m., Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road

Medicare Info Session, for all ages, will provide participants with updated information and answer questions about Medicare, benefits and beneficiaries, deductibles and co-pays, filing a claim, detecting and reporting Medicare fraud and abuse, caregiver protection and more, according to the Clark County Library. For more information, visit www.lvccld.org or call 702-507-3458.

■ Disneyland Tips and Tricks: 6 p.m., Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive

Disneyland Tips and Tricks will teach participants the little-known secrets and planning resources to ensure a successful trip, according to the Centennial Hills Library. For

more information, visit www.lvccld.org.

APRIL 29

■ Celebrity City Chorus: 6 p.m., Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana Ave.

Community Lutheran Church will host its Celebrity City Chorus. For more information, call 702-321-2334, visit www.communitylv.org or email Shirley Monzo at dmsm4vr@cox.net.

■ Youth Activity Night: 6 p.m., Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, 401 S. Maryland Parkway

The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada will host its weekly Youth Activity Night. The event is open to ages 13 to 24. For more information, visit www.thecenterlv.org.

APRIL 30

■ Dance Conditioning: 4 p.m., Charleston Heights Art Center, 800 Brush St.

Charleston Heights Art Center will offer its Dance Conditioning class for ages 12 to 18. Participants will “learn and execute conditioning skills for any level dancer,” according to the center. The class costs $42 for six weeks. For more information, call 702-229-6383 or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

■ Smooth Styling (ages 9 and older): 4:45 p.m., Elite Dance Studio, 6315 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 103

Elite Dance Studio will offer its Smooth Styling class for ages 9 and older. For more information, call 702-586-2700 or visit www.elitedancestudiolv.com.

Local Videos
Butterflies At The Springs Preserve
The butterfly habitat is now open at the Springs Preserve. Learn about butterflies and take in the peaceful surroundings. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
The Bellagio Conservatory's spring display has a Japanese theme
The Bellagio's conservatory is hosting around 65,000 flowers, to form a Japanese theme this spring. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
Bonnie Springs closes (Caroline Brehman/Kimber Laux)
Bonnie Springs Ranch near Las Vegas officially closed its gates Sunday, March 17, 2019. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Honoring a fallen North Las Vegas Police officer at his namesake school
The 20th Annual Raul P. Elizondo Honor Day celebrates the fallen North Las Vegas Police officer's legacy at his namesake school. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Windy day in Las Vegas Valley
The Review-Journal's camera on the under-construction Las Vegas Stadium the was buffered by high winds on Wednesday, March 14, 2019. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
March gloom falls on Las Vegas
After a rainy overnight, gloomy skies hover over Las Vegas Tuesday morning. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
John Katsilometes gets his head shaved at St. Baldrick's
Las Vegas Review-Journal man-about-town columnist John Katsilometes gets his head shaved by former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman during St. Baldrick's Foundation shave-a-thon on the Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York in Las Vegas Friday, March 8, 2019. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
The Blue Angels take flight over Las Vegas Strip
The Blue Angels’ U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron flew their signature Delta formation over a part of the Las Vegas Strip, McCarran International Airport and east Las Vegas and were scheduled to fly over Hoover Dam. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Vegas88s
Gross World Records
A group of about 20 children gathered around a TV at Sahara West Library on Feb. 27 for a history lesson on the most disgusting world records.
Graduation for Renewing HOPE program
The Renewing HOPE program graduation for homeless who spend nine months in Catholic Charities program. Graduates are preparing to enter the workforce. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Car crashes into Starbucks near Las Vegas Strip
Lt. William Matchko of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police gives details about a car crashing into a Starbucks at Sahara Avenue and Paradise Road, near the Las Vegas Strip, on Friday, March 1, 2019. (Jessica Terrones/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Car crashed into PT’s Gold
A 60-year-old man who police believe was impaired drove into a PT’s Gold at Silverado Ranch and Decatur boulevards Thursday night, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. William Matchko said. The driver was hospitalized and is expected to survive. A man inside the bar was hit by debris but drove himself to the hospital, Matchko said. (Katelyn Newberg/ Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Driver crashes vehicle into PT’s tavern in south Las Vegas (part 1)
A driver suspected of impairment crashed a vehicle into the wall of a PT’s Gold tavern, at 4880 W. Silverado Ranch Blvd., in Las Vegas on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (Katelyn Newberg/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Driver crashes vehicle into PT’s tavern in south Las Vegas (pullout)
A driver suspected of impairment crashed a vehicle into the wall of a PT’s Gold tavern, at 4880 W. Silverado Ranch Blvd., in Las Vegas on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (Katelyn Newberg/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Kids Read Books To Dogs At The Animal Foundation In Las Vegas
Kids from local Las Vegas elementary schools took part, Thursday, in a program at the Animal Foundation, where they read books to dogs. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
Pioneer Trail highlights historic locations in West Las Vegas
The Pioneer Trail, a 16-site route of historically significant locations in Las Vegas, starts at the Springs Preserve and snakes east until it reaches above the brim of downtown. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutefsya
Vegas Warm Weather Hits Las Vegas Valley
Between Feb. 20-21, parts of the Las Vegas Valley were hit with 7.5" of snow. Less than a week later, it was sunny with temperatures in the 70s. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Dr. S. Jay Hazan, a World War II veteran, talks about his arrest at the VA Hospital
Dr. S. Jay Hazan, a World War II Army veteran, was arrested in November after he caused a ruckus at the VA Hospital in North Las Vegas and stole his driver's car keys. He was arraigned on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, and the charges will be dropped after 60 days. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/ Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Claytee White talks about Black History Month
An interview with Claytee White, director of the Oral History Research Center at UNLV. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Reflecting on the Moulin Rouge and a segregated Vegas
Former employees of the Moulin Rouge, the first integrated hotel-casino in Nevada, talk about what it was like in the brief six months the casino was open. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas home prices
Home prices rose in every ZIP code in the Las Vegas Valley in 2018 for the second year in a row, according to SalesTraq. Prices grew fastest in older, more centrally located areas. But prices were highest in the suburbs. The top three ZIP codes for price growth were 89119 (29.8%), 89146 (25%) and 89030 (24.6%). The top three ZIP codes for median sales prices were 89138 ($464,500), 89135 ($420,500) and 89052 ($370,000).
Wagonwheel Drive overpass reopens after ice closure
Overpass at Wagonwheel Drive reopens after ice on the onramp caused the ramp to be shut down, Feb. 22, 2019. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Keeping warm at the city of Las Vegas’ homeless courtyard
With help from the city of Las Vegas, a Salvation Army shelter stays open during the day Thursday and Friday, offering a safe place for the homeless to find respite from freezing temperatures and snow. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Sloppy, Slushy Road Conditions Lead to Slow Traffic
Traffic slowed to a crawl on Jones are near Russell as conditions worsened Thursday. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
Winter storm blankets west side of Las Vegas Valley
On Wednesday evening through early Thursday a winter storm dumped more than 7 1/2 inches of snow on some parts of the Las Vegas Valley. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas snow day for children
Las Vegas kids play in the snow that fell on Feb. 21, 2019. (Belinda Englman/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Snow closes Red Rock Canyon, residents enjoy rare snowfall
The greater Las Vegas area was hit with snowfall on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2019. This video shows the areas surrounding Red Rock Canyon and the Summerlin community. Video by: Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Las Vegas kids attend school in the snow
Las Vegas children attend school during a rare snowstorm on Feb. 21, 2019. Staton Elementary School and other CCSD schools remained open. (Glenn Cook/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
People enjoying the snow in Summerlin
Fox Hill Park in Summerlin was busy Thursday morning, Feb. 21, 2019, with people enjoying the rare snow that fell overnight. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
NHP advises motorists to take caution during Las Vegas snowstorm
NHP advised motorists to take caution during the snowstorm in Las Vegas. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
It is a rainy Valentine's Day in Las Vegas - Video
These scenes come from the Las Vegas Stadium LiveCam (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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