East Valley View Things to Do, Jan. 22-28, 2015

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

In response to the suicide of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn, a Gender Sense Trans Knowledge event is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 22 at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. Senior and transgender programs manager Holly Reese and youth services manager Cameron Catton are set to lead a Trans 101 training session from 7 to 9 p.m., followed by breakout sessions at 9 p.m., where participants can choose between Trans Parenting and Living with Trans Youth discussion or a Trans Stories/Q-and-A panel. Visit thecenterlv.com or call 702-733-9800.

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22-25 and 2 p.m. Jan. 24 and 25 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $28. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

“Troubled Waters: A Gospel Stage Play” is scheduled at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3980.

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is scheduled to present the annual Professional Tree Care Seminar and Workshop from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. The emphasis is set to be urban tree care. Hands-on sessions are set from 2 to 3:20 p.m., covering other topics. Visit www.unce.unr.edu, email lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu.or call 702-257-5555.

The second annual Stars and Stardust: Sidewalk Astronomy In the Neon Boneyard event is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The free, all-ages event is put on in partnership with the Las Vegas Astronomical Society. Children must be accompanied by adults. The lights are set to be dimmed, and telescopes will be on hand for viewing. Children can also enjoy a self-paced solar system scavenger hunt. Plans also include free hot chocolate while supplies last. Visit neonmuseum.org or call 702-387-6366.

Doo-wop crooner and former front man of The Platters, Sonny Turner, is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 24 at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Tickets start at $22. Visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075.

Gardening in Small Places: Pruning is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 24 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. The $26 fee includes class materials. Visit www.unce.unr.edu, email lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu.or call 702-257-5555.

The Get a Job in Medical Marijuana employment expo organized by Wellness Education Cannabis Advocates of Nevada is scheduled from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The event is geared toward educating prospective medical marijuana industry employees. Attendees are encouraged to bring a resume. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

What’s Brewing With Bob is scheduled from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Jan. 26 at Rachel’s Kitchen, 150 Las Vegas Blvd North at The Ogden. Parking for the meet-and-greet event with Ward 3 City Councilman Bob Coffin is available at Jackie Gaughan Plaza, the Neonopolis parking garage and the city parking lot north of the restaurant.

As part of Mob Month, Our Kansas City Connection and Screening of “Gangland Wire” is scheduled at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. In his new documentary “Gangland Wire,” former police officer Gary Jenkins describes the rise and fall of Kansas City’s River Quay district and the investigation that exposed Mafia influence over the Teamsters union and Las Vegas casinos. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

As part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: The Rat Pack series, a screening of the 1964 film “Robin and the 7 Hoods” is scheduled from 1 to 3:15 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Ward 1 Connect the Dots is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Las Vegas City Hall’s NOW Cafe, 495 S. Main St. Ward 1 neighborhood association and homeowners association board members are set to network and learn about upcoming city projects and programs.

Medicare Made Clear is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Southwest Medical Lifestyle Center, 5820 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 100. Call 855-861-8277.

Getting to Know You is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 28 at Southwest Medical Lifestyle Center, 5820 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 100. Attendees are invited for coffee and conversation. Call 855-861-8277.

Artist Lia Chavez plans to present “The Octave of Visible Light: A Meditation Nightclub,” an interactive sensory experience that harnesses visitors’ brainwaves to create art, from 6 p.m. to midnight Wednesdays through Sundays through Feb. 8 in the P3Studio at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South. Artist performances are slated for 9 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free, but capacity is limited to 10 people at a time. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society invites choral singers to perform Handel’s “Messiah Parts 2 & 3.” There are openings for all voice parts. Rehearsals are scheduled from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays in UNLV’s Beam Music Center, Room 159. The society’s performance with a chorus and orchestra is set for April 12. Call musical director Dr. Douglas R. Peterson at 702-451-6672.

In celebration of its 22nd anniversary, the Las Vegas House of Blues is looking to host 22 charitable events in the Foundation Room December through January. Events are slated to run from 5 to 8 p.m. and are open to the public, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the corresponding charity. Guests must be 21 or older, and dress codes are enforced. For a list of charities and dates, visit tinyurl.com/hobanniversary.

WORTH A DRIVE

A Singing Circle for anyone 16 or older is scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. Jan 24 at the Music 4 Life Health Club & Training Center, 2975 S. Rainbow Blvd, Suite B. The event is set to be facilitated by a licensed music therapist. The cost is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. RSVP at 702-889-2881.

The Jamz Youth National Championship, featuring cheerleading and dance competitions, is planned at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 23, 8 a.m. Jan. 24, 9 a.m. Jan. 25 and 8 a.m. Jan 26 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $17.75. Call 702-365-7111 or visit orleanscasino.com or jamz.com.

Professional balloon pilot Kevin Cloney is set to offer a free presentation titled It’s More Than Hot Air from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Cloney plans to share lessons he learned from his years of flying in the United States and Mexico. Call 702-507-3964 or visit lvccld.org.

A free presentation titled ThetaHealing: Spiritual, Physical and Emotional Healing is slated from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 31at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. The event is aimed at applying quantum physics through meditation and prayer to remove unconscious beliefs and replace them with a perception of the highest truth. Call 702-507-3964 or visit lvccld.org.

Merit badge classes are available for Boy Scouts, and Outdoor Ethics Award classes are available for Cub Scouts from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Spring Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.

The 14th annual Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival is scheduled through Jan. 25. The host venue for the majority of the films is the Adelson Educational Campus, 9700 Hillpointe Road. Films scheduled at the campus are: “Run Boy Run,” 7 p.m. Jan. 24; “The J Street Challenge,” 1 p.m. Jan. 25; and “Beneath The Helmet,” 3:30 p.m. Jan. 25. All films will be accompanied by filmmakers or related experts in the subject matter who will moderate post-screening discussions with the audience. Tickets are $10 at lvjff.org.

The JCC Maccabi ArtsFest Kick-off Party is set for 6 p.m. Jan. 25 at JCC West, 1400 N. Rampart Blvd., Suite 105, inside the Las Vegas Sports Park. Jewish artists, dancers, singers, actors, writers and chefs ages 13 to 17 are invited to learn how to join Team Las Vegas for the 2015 Maccabi ArtsFest, set for this summer in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Parents are invited to attend. At the same time and place, the JCC Maccabi Games Kick-off Party is planned for Jewish athletes ages 13 to 16. Attendees can learn how to join Team Las Vegas for the 2015 Maccabi Games, set for this summer in Milwaukee. A pizza party is planned. RSVP for both events at goo.gl/FWKALI. Call 702-794-0090.

The exhibit “Vegas Votes” by the Las Vegas News Bureau Archives is planned during regular hours through Feb. 3 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Photographs from 1947 to 2014 include the categories of showgirls, entertainment, sports, hotel exteriors, pool scenes, gambling and recreation. The public is invited to vote for their favorite photographs to be featured in a 2015 exhibition at The Studio. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3631.

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.

PLAN AHEAD

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.

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