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East Valley View Things to Do, Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2015

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

The Closing Party, the final event in the PARADE: The Collective and the final Late Until 8 in Trifecta Gallery event, is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 29 at the gallery inside The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. The event is set to include a photo slide show of downtown Las Vegas by Armand Thomas, with live musical accompaniment by Martin St-Pierre. Visit trifectagallery.com.

Master Gardeners are set to offer tours of the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Demonstration and Test Gardens from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 30 at 8050 Paradise Road. Master Gardeners plan to highlight various plants and explain their landscape uses and cultivation. Attendees are set to meet in the front lobby at 10 a.m. Walking shoes, sun protection and water are suggested. Master Gardeners are scheduled to give walking tours each Friday through May. Visit tinyurl.com/mgsnface or call 702-257-5555.

“An Evening with Burt Bacharach” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $29 to $125. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

State Sen. Greg Brower, chairman of the Nevada Senate Judiciary Committee, is set to be the featured speaker at a luncheon hosted by the Las Vegas Chapter of the Federalist Society at 11:45 a.m. Jan. 30 at Fogo de Chao, 360 E. Flamingo Road. General admission is $50. State, county and city attorneys and students pay $35. Attorneys can receive one continuing legal education credit for attending. Contact Lynn Warren at 702-331-3219 or lvfedsoc@yahoo.com.

Tree Care: Best Practices, a seminar and workshop in Spanish, is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Topics to be covered include Over, Under and Misused Plants in Southern Nevada; How Plants Grow – Basic Biology; and Appropriate Pruning Tools and Safety. The cost is $25 in advance or $30 at the door and includes handouts, coffee, beverages, continuing education credits and lunch. Registration is available at eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Martha Barajas at 702-257-5522 or barajasm@unce.unr.edu.

SRO Productions is set to present “The Honeymoon is Over,” an original play by Zakry Fin, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 and 31 and Feb. 6, 7 , 13 and 14 and 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.

Beatles tribute band The Fab is scheduled to perform at 10 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. Visit downtowncontainerpark.com.

BioBlitz at the Wetlands is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Clark County Wetlands Park, 7050 Wetlands Park Lane. Part contest, part festival, part educational event, part scientific endeavor, the event will celebrate biodiversity, the importance of the Wetlands Park and the importance of science in Las Vegas. A bioblitz is a rapid inventory of everything that is living in a certain area. Families, students, adults, seniors and others are set to search the park to find and identify as many different kinds of plants, animals, fungi and other species from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Visit tinyurl.com/ccwpblitz or call 702-455-7522.

“I Know I Came in Here for Something,” a play presented by the Gateway Arts Foundation and Carole Altman, is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.

As part of the film series A Dream Deferred — The Makings of the Civil Rights Movement, a screening of “Richard Wright: Black Boy” is scheduled at 2 p.m. Jan. 31. at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.

The Michael Ray Tyler Orchestra is scheduled to perform from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 31 at Ron DeCar’s Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $15 to $22. Attendees younger than 21 must be accompanied by a parent. Visit rondecarseventcenter.com or call 702-384-0771.

Jackie Evancho is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $24-$129. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

A Scottish ceilidh, featuring the Las Vegas Highland Dancing Association, music by the Desert Skye Pipe Band and special guest performers, is scheduled at 2 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear, a new interactive exhibit developed by the California Science Center, is scheduled to be on display Jan. 31 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.

As part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Spotlight on Gregory Peck series, a screening of the 1944 film “The Keys of the Kingdom” is scheduled from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

“Dinosaur Train Live: Buddy’s Big Adventure” is scheduled at 6 p.m. Feb. 4 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $12.95 to $19.95. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

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.

WORTH A DRIVE

Bishr Hijazi’s Arabic Music Ensemble is scheduled to perform classic and contemporary Middle Eastern music from 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 30 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. The event is free. Call 702-507-3964 or visit lvccld.org.

Clint Carvalho & His Extreme Parrots is scheduled at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. through March 1 in the Gardens Amphitheater at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Carvalho, an “America’s Got Talent” finalist, is set to perform with his rescue parrots. Attendees can take photos with the birds at noon and 2 p.m. The event is free for members or with paid general admission. Visit springspreserve.com or topbird.com.

“Live Burlesque in Las Vegas” is planned from 9 to 11:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at Boomers Bar, 3200 W. Sirius Ave. Attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets start at $20. Call 702-368-1863 or visit liveburlesqueinlasvegas.com.

A free presentation titled ThetaHealing: Spiritual, Physical and Emotional Healing is slated from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 31 at 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.

An interior design class is scheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 2, 9 and 23 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway, and 3 p.m. Feb. 7, 14 and 21 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Participants should plan to attend all three classes. Registration is required. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-492-7252.

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

The workshop Sketching Architecture is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Edward A. Vance, founder and CEO of EV&A Architects Inc., is set share techniques that architects use to study, explore and communicate their designs. Vance’s work is featured in “Reflecting and Projecting: Twenty Years of Design Excellence,” an exhibition on display at the museum through Feb. 28. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

The Doolittle Good Time Fish Fry for seniors 50 or older is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 J. St. The cost is $7, and registration is required. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702- 229-6125.

“Dixie’s Tupperware Party” is scheduled at 7 p.m. Feb. 5-8, and 12-14 and 3 p.m. Feb. 7, 8, 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 fourth annual Philanthropy Leaders Summit is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. The event, founded and led by the Moonridge Group, is designed to educate, inspire and provide knowledge for corporate donors, grant-making foundations and individual philanthropists. Tickets are $95. To purchase tickets, visit tinyurl.com/4thphil.

The Altercation Punk Comedy Tour is scheduled from 8 to 11 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Bunkhouse Saloon, 124 S. 11th St. Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 to $8, and attendees must be 21 or older. Visit bunkhousedowntown.com or call 702-854-1414.

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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