East Valley View Things to Do, Feb. 12-18, 2015
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February 10, 2015 - 3:00 pm
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Embracing Las Vegas Arts — The Rolle Project, an afternoon of dance featuring choreographed works by artistic director Tyrell V. Rolle, is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 12 at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3980.
“The Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $29 to $99. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
Cosmic Swimming is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Hollywood Aquatic Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Blvd. Regular admission applies. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-8508.
A Valentine’s Day Zombie Prom is scheduled at 9 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Stateside Lounge, 931 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Patrons are encouraged to dress in their most appalling zombie prom clothes, and zombie makeup is encouraged. Visit tinyurl.com/vdzpss.
Reggae singers Pam Hall and Donna Marie plan to perform at 10 p.m. Feb. 13 in Sam’s Town Live! at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Tickets start at $44. Visit any Boyd Gaming box office, call 702-284-7777 or visit samstownlv.com.
The Rainbow Youth Company Theatre plans to present “Digging Through Nevada’s Past” at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 and 14 and 2 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. The original show includes the stories of notable Nevadans such as mountain man Jedidiah Smith, author Mark Twain and educator Hannah Clapp. Tickets are $5. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6553 or 702-229-6383.
“Dixie’s Tupperware Party” is scheduled at 7 p.m. Feb. 12-14 and 3 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $33 to $39. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
The USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament is scheduled Feb. 13-15 at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 E. Russell Road. The event is set to kick off at 3 p.m. Feb. 13, with the last match that day planned at 9 p.m. On Feb. 14, gates are slated to open at 11 a.m., with the last match set at 7 p.m. On Feb. 15, gates scheduled to open at 8:30 a.m., with the last match slated at 2:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $38 to $765. Visit usasevens.com.
SRO Productions is set to present “The Honeymoon is Over,” an original play by Zakry Fin, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 and 14 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Colombo Showroom inside the Toscano Italian Steakhouse, 3900 Paradise Road. The romantic comedy about a recently eloped couple learning the dynamics of living together was originally performed at the award-winning Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood. Tickets start at $25 for the show, and dinner theater packages are $40 to $120. Visit srolv.com.
As part of the film series A Dream Deferred — The Makings of the Civil Rights Movement, a screening of “Strange Fruit” is scheduled at 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.
Soul Sparking Sessions with Toni is scheduled at 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The sessions are taught by clarity coach Toni T. Ellis and co-sponsored by Soul Sparking Worldwide. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3980.
Las Vegas Philharmonic: Pops III: A Gershwin Valentine is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $26 to $94. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society is set to present “A Vintage Valentine’s Affair” at 11 a.m. Feb. 14 at the Ron DeCar’s Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $39 and are available at snmas.com/valentine. Call Vicki Csizmadia 702-871-9951.
A concert by the Joe Lano Guitar Ensemble is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.
Engelbert Humperdinck is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $29 to $150. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
The West Prep eighth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Competition and Art Festival is scheduled at 5 p.m. Feb. 18 at West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Students are set to showcase and celebrate their formal oratorical and art skills in a recitation and performance oratory competition. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3980.
The Black History Essay Contest Soul Food Banquet is scheduled at 6 p.m. Feb. 18 at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave. Contest participants are scheduled to be recognized and the winners announced. The cost is $5. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-1515.
The Ramos Bros. Circus is scheduled at The Boulevard mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway. Performances are planned at 7:30 p.m. through Feb. 23, with additional 5 p.m. shows Saturdays and Sundays and 2 p.m. shows Sundays. Tickets are $25 to $35. Admission is free for seniors 65 or older if they present a copy of View. Visit boulevardmall.com or call 702-735-7430.
In honor of Black History Month in February, the Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave., is set to offer guided tours from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, highlighting the role of blacks in organized crime and law enforcement. The cost is $10, plus the admission price. RSVP at 702-229-2734 or visit tinyurl.com/bhsmob.
“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.
WORTH A DRIVE
“Friday the 13th” is set to be screened at 8 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Sci Fi Center, 5077 Arville St., in honor of the film’s 25th anniversary. Admission is $5. Call 702-792-4335 or visit thescificenter.com.
A science camp called Medieval Madness is slated for children ages 6-12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The cost is $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.
A Valentine’s Day Weekend of Love is slated from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 13-14 at Opportunity Village’s Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus, 6050 S. Buffalo Drive. Admission is $6, dinner is $3, cookies are $1 and photos are $1. Call 702-262-1515 or visit opportunityvillage.org.
The Sci Fi Center, 5077 Arville St., plans to celebrate Valentine’s Day by hosting a live performance of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” during an event set from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 14. Attendees are encouraged to dress accordingly, and prizes are set to be handed out for the best costumes. Tickets are $9. Call 702-792-4335 or visit thescificenter.com.
A Hispanic Culture and Heritage Film Series is slated through May 21 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The free events are set to include discussions focusing on the books that inspired the movies. The schedule includes: “The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love,” with the discussion group meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 18 and the film set for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19; “In the Time of the Butterflies,” with the discussion group meeting at 6 p.m. March 11 and the film showing at 6:30 p.m. March 12; and “The Milagro Beanfield War,” with discussion taking place at 6 p.m. May 6 and 20 and the film planned at 6:30 p.m. May 21. Call 702-229-6383.
A Community Senior/Health/Wellness Expo is set from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 18 at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. More than 30 exhibitors and local companies are slated to showcase their services, including for health care, senior homes, finance and more. Health screenings also are planned. The event is free. For more information, visit lasvegasseniorexpos.com.
Tower of Power plans to perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13-15 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $45. Visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment.
The exhibit “Trailblazer,” featuring paintings by internationally known artist Calvin B. Jones and a series of historical figure paintings by local artist Sylvester Collier, is set to be on display through April 4 at the Left of Center Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road. A reception is planned from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 21. The event is free and open to the public. Visit leftofcenterart.org.
The In Its Entirety Concert Series is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 with a performance of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. The series will feature a different album every second Friday of each month and is set to include performances of The Eagles’ “Their Greatest Hits” at 7:30 p.m. March 13 and The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and “Abbey Road,” performed by The Fab, at 7:30 p.m. April 10. Tickets are $15. Doors are set to open at 6:30 p.m., and guests 20 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Visit sclv.com/concerts, ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.
An exhibition in honor of Chinese New Year is scheduled to be on display by appointment at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. An artist reception is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
NV Energy plans to host a Solar for Homeowners workshop at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The workshop is for residential customers who are considering investing in rooftop solar. Call 866-786-3823.
Human Rights and Impunity in Argentina and Chile, 1990-2005, a talk by Tom Wright, emeritus professor of the history department at UNLV, is scheduled from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Marjorie Barrick Museum on the campus, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
The third annual Love for Literacy Festival is scheduled at 10 a.m. Feb. 21 at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Visit loveforliteracylv.com.
Registration is open for the seventh annual Scale the Strat fundraising stair climbing event, slated for March 1. Scale the Strat is scheduled concurrently with the third annual USA Stair Climb Championship, expected to attract elite stair climbers from all over the world and allow amateur climbers the opportunity to rub elbows with the best athletes in the sport as they ascend the stairs in the Stratosphere Tower. An early-bird discount rate of $40 is available before Dec. 31. Climbers are also asked to make a minimum $150 fundraising pledge for the American Lung Association. Online support and personal fundraising coaching is available. Visit scalethestrat.com.
Las Vegas Academy Theatre performances of “Aida,” a musical by Elton John and Tim Rice, are scheduled Feb. 19 through March 7 in the Lowden Theater for the Performing Arts at Ninth Street and Clark Avenue. Tickets are $12 to $20. Visit lvacademytheatre.org.
Las Vegas Academy Theatre plans to present the play “My Friend the Fox” by William Glennon April 23 through May 2 in the Lowden Theater for the Performing Arts at Ninth Street and Clark Avenue. Tickets are $10 to $15. Visit lvacademytheatre.org.
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.
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.
ONGOING EVENTS AND EXHIBITS
The Human Experience, a weekly open mic event, is scheduled from 7 p.m. to midnight Mondays at The Beat Coffeehouse, 520 Fremont St. Sign-ups for the event are set to begin at 6:30 p.m., and attendees must be 21 or older. Visit thebeatlv.com or call 702-385-2328.
Sculptures in metal by DC Trilby Sr. are set to be on display through Feb. 24 at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-4010.
“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.
“Reflecting and Projecting: Twenty Years of Design Excellence,” an exhibit celebrating architecture produced by architects in Nevada, is set to be on display through Feb. 28 inside the Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
A group art exhibition in honor of Chinese New Year: Year of the Goat is scheduled to be on display through Feb. 21 by appointment at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. An artists reception is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Visit artslasvegas.org, or call 702-229-1012.
“Surrealist Expressionist in Fine Art,” an exhibition by Vanessa Stewart, is scheduled to be on display through Jan. 24 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.
The “Fabergé Revealed” exhibit is set to showcase 238 rare Fabergé artifacts in the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art 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.
To celebrate its 15th anniversary, “Marriage Can Be Murder” is offering locals $30 tickets on the 15th of each month through July 2015. To secure the tickets, use the code 15years. The interactive dinner show is scheduled at 6:15 p.m. daily at the D Las Vegas, 301 Fremont St. Visit thed.com or call 702-388-2111.
The Skull Show Biennial is on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Jan. 31 at the Donna Beam Gallery inside the Alta Ham Fine Arts building at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.