Things to do

The Venetian headliner Rita Rudner is scheduled to host The Animal Foundation’s eighth annual “Best in Show” at 1 p.m. Sunday at The Orleans Arena.

The show will feature more than 50 happy, healthy dogs from The Animal Foundation that are competing to be named Best in Show.

Tickets are $12 or $5 for children ages 2 to 12 and seniors.

For more information, visit orleansarena.com.

FORMER HEARTTHROB David cassidy
to play THE ORLEANS SHOWROOM

Singer, producer, actor and recent “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant David Cassidy is scheduled to perform his hits at 8 p.m. May 7-8 at The Orleans Showroom.

Tickets start at $39.95 and can be purchased by calling the box office at 365-7075 or visiting orleanscasino.com.

Watch Elvis Costello and the imposters at the Pearl at the Palms

Elvis Costello and his band, The Imposters, are slated to perform at 8 p.m. May 13 at the Pearl at the Palms. Known for his eclectic genre-crossing, Costello has been performing and producing music since 1977. Tickets range from $61 to $96.

For more information, call 942-6888.

BRETT DENNEN TO PLAY THE SILVERTON

Musician Brett Dennen is scheduled to play the Silverton at 8 p.m. June 23. Tickets cost $15.

For more information or to purchase
tickets, call 263-7777 or visit silvertoncasino.com.

Sugar Ray is coming
to Henderson on Friday

Pop/rock band Sugar Ray is set to perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit hendersonlive.com.

Bands from the 1960s and ’70s set
to perform at Henderson Pavilion

The Las Vegas Rock Reunion Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Concert will feature an all-day music festival highlighting 20 local bands from the 1960s and 1970s. The festival is from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Proceeds are slated to benefit Safe Nest and music scholarships for the Coral Academy of Science Charter School.

Tickets are $15, $25 and $30. For more information, visit hendersonlive.com.

Young performers plan free show
at Cadillac Ranch at Town Square

The Future Stars Showcase, featuring young performers from around the Las Vegas Valley, will showcase their skills at 1 p.m. Sunday at Cadillac Ranch in Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

The performers range in age from 9 to 20 and have experience working with Las Vegas showroom acts such as Clint Holmes, Kelly Clinton and Shades of Sinatra.

The group is directed by Fortgang Music Productions.

The performance is free.

Nevada Conservatory Theatre
plans to perform ‘Noises off’

The Nevada Conservatory Theatre at UNLV presents Michael Frayn’s “Noises Off” from Friday through May 8 in the Judy Bayley Theatre on the campus of UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and May 5, 6, and 7, with matinees at 2 p.m. Sunday and May 8 . Tickets are $20 to $30 and on sale at the UNLV Performing Arts Center box office. Special rates are available for groups of 15 or more.

Box office hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The box office may be reached by calling 895-2787 or visiting unlv.edu.

Local residents can get discounted tickets to ‘Matsuri’ at Imperial Palace

From now until May 31, local residents can purchase tickets to “Matsuri,” a production of 15 Japanese acrobats, gymnasts, dancers and comedians who perform at Imperial Palace, for only $20, plus box office fees and tax, with a valid Nevada ID.

Since the earthquake and tsunami struck Japan last month, the show has been collecting donations at each performance to assist with relief efforts.

In addition, through May, “Matsuri” will donate $5 for each locals ticket purchased to the American Red Cross. The show already has raised more than $2,000 and hopes to reach $10,000 by the end of May.

“Matsuri” plays at 4 p.m. Saturdays through Wednesdays and 8 p.m. Fridays. Tickets are available at the Imperial Palace box office, at vegas.com or by calling 888-777-7664.

Imagine Dragons to release
new album at Hard Rock Cafe

Las Vegas-based band Imagine Dragons plans to return home to release their newest album, “It’s Time,” at 8 p.m. May 13 at the Hard Rock Cafe, 3771 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $13, plus fees, and are available at ticketweb.com or at the Hard Rock Cafe box office.

Ken Medema set to perform
at concert for FAmily promise

Internationally known singer-songwriter Ken Medema plans to make his return to Las Vegas to deliver his second benefit concert to raise money for Family Promise of Las Vegas, a nonprofit that helps homeless families in the Las Vegas Valley achieve lasting independence.

The interfaith concert is at 7:30 p.m. May 14 at Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana Ave. Tickets are $25 for general seating and $35 for VIP seating ($30 and $40 at the door). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to preview the silent auction. All seating is assigned.

For tickets or more information, visit familypromiselvtickets.com or call 638-8806.

Rocks Lounge to feature Leon Russell

The Party on the Rocks concert series plans to host Leon Russell at 9 p.m. Saturday in the Rocks Lounge at the Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd.

Russell has had several gold and platinum albums and has won two Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year in 1972 for “The Concert for Bangladesh.” He is well-known for his “Heartbreak Hotel” duet with Willie Nelson and was nominated for a 2011 Grammy Award for his duet with Elton John, “If It Wasn’t for Bad.”

Ticket prices are $20, plus tax and fees, for guests 21 or older. Tickets can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and the Fiestas, by calling 547-5300 or at stationcasinos.com.

Sun City Summerlin Musicmakers
to present ‘They Wrote The Songs’

The Sun City Summerlin Musicmakers are set to perform “They Wrote The Songs” in May at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd.

The show will feature selections written by some of the 20th century’s most talented composers, including Berlin, Porter, Rodgers, Hammerstein, Gershwin and Ellington, and will feature dancers, percussion and woodwind instruments.

Shows are scheduled for 7 p.m. May 6-7 and 2 p.m. May 8. Tickets are $8.

For tickets, call 228-8671, 685-6364 or 255-4738.

Sun City Dance Company
to perform at Starbright theatre

Sun City Dance Company Las Vegas plans to present “Showtime 2011” at 7 p.m. May 13-14 and May 20-21, with a 2 p.m. Sunday show May 15 and 22 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $11. For ticket information, contact Joelene Carter at 341-9813.

‘COME FLY AWAY’ WITH the Silvertones

The Silvertones plan to perform “Come Fly Away” at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd.

Take a musical journey around the world with tunes such as “Twenty-Six Miles,” “South of the Border,” “Bali Ha’i,” “South America,” “Take It Away” and “Slow Boat to China.” The concert includes a salute to the United States. All songs are arranged and scored by George Pucine with accompaniment by Martha Olson.

Tickets are $8 per person and can be purchased from any member or by calling Don Paretto at 256-6220, Jeanne Ebner at 838-2908 or Kay Cosgrove at 254-3427.

Jazz in the Park series returns

Clark County’s Jazz in the Park series is back with free concerts through June at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Doors open at 7 p.m., and concerts are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

The lineup includes Tony and Grammy award-winner Brenda Russell on May 7, Spyro Gyra on May 14, Jeff Lorber Fusion on May 21, and saxophone group The Sax Pack on June 4.

Picnics, blankets and low-back chairs are welcome. Food and drink are available for purchase on site. No pets are allowed. For more information, call 455-8200.

las vegas city of lights jazz and r&b festival planned for this weekend

The 19th annual Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and R&B Festival is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the Clark County Government Building Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Tickets are $20 at the door, but other ticket packages are available at yourjazz.com.

melodious jones trio to perform
at italian american social club

The Melodious Jones Trio is scheduled to perform from 8 to 11 p.m. every Friday at the Italian American Social Club, 2333 E. Sahara Ave. The concerts coincide with the Nostalgic Dance Society.

For more information about the trio’s performances, visit melodiousjones.com. For more information about the dance society, visit meetup.com/nostalgicdance or nostaglicdance.com.

former review-journal editor’s exhibit open at left of center art gallery

A tribute to the photography of the late Las Vegas Review-Journal assistant city editor Warren Bates is on display at Left of Center Art Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road.

The exhibit is called “Road to Zzyzx.” Its images document deserted areas in and around the desert settlement. It is scheduled to run through June 4.

Bates died in April 2010 seven miles outside of the California ghost town of Amboy, more than 130 miles from Las Vegas, when a train broadsided his car. He was 49.

For more information about the show, go to warrenbatesphoto.com. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment Saturday.

Kiwanis Club to host third annual kite day may 14 in North Las Vegas

The North Las Vegas Kiwanis Club is scheduled to host the third annual Kite Day on May 14 at Nature Discovery Park, 2627 Nature Park Drive. For more information, call Matthew Satenstein at 461-6724.

Mexican children’s day
to be celebrated at Sunrise Library

El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros Storytime is scheduled from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Sunrise Library, 5400 Harris Ave. The special story time for children 11 or younger is set to celebrate the Mexican Day of Children and the love of books with music, stories and craft making. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 507-3900.

Dan Hill set to perform

Dan Hill is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. May 6 in the Railhead at Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway. The singer/songwriter is best known for his hit “Sometimes When We Touch.” Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $15 to $30. For more information, call 432-7777 or go to boulderstation.com.

Classic Rock tribute band
set to perform

Slam! is set to perform today through Sunday in the Las Vegas Lounge at Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, 4575 Boulder Highway. The band is set to play classic rock, alternative rock, country and pop music from 8 p.m. to midnight tonight though Thursday and 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday through Sunday. Admission is free and open to adults 21 or older. For more information, call 888-236-9066.

LIVE OPERA SERIES CONTINUES
AT SAM’S TOWN CENTURY 18

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Series brings live opera to the big screen at Sam’s Town Century 18 movie theater at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. The next shows are an encore of “Le Comte Ory” by Rossini at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and a live broadcast of “Il Trovatore” by Verdi at 10 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $22 for adults for encore performances and $24 for live performances. For more information, call 547-1732 or visit samstown.com

Tyriq & jamestown set for Sam’s Town

Tyriq & Jamestown are set to perform R&B, soul, alternative rock and funk from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Admission is free. For more information, call 456-7777 or go to samstown.com.

‘Abba The Concert’ scheduled

“Abba the Concert,” featuring the music of Abba performed by more than a dozen performers is set to be performed at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Eastside Events Center at the Eastside Cannery, 5255 Boulder Highway. Tickets are $17.95 to $24.95. For more information, call 856-5300.

Hawaiian band set to perform

HNLV, featuring performers who moved to Las Vegas from Honolulu, is set to perform pop hits spanning 50 yeras at Marilyn’s Lounge at the Eastside Cannery, 5255 Boulder Highway. HNLV is scheduled at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is free but limited to adults 21 or older.

Henderson REVEALS May ARTBEAT LINEUP

The city of Henderson announced its May lineup for ArtBeat performances.

Free performances include Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand on May 6, the Nevada Chamber Symphony on May 13 and Crossin Dixon on May 20.

ArtBeat performances start at 8 p.m. at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St.

For more information, visit Hendersonlive.com.

Clark county MUSEUM exhibit
SHOWCASES PUEBLO INDIAN CULTURE

From now until June 2, the Clark County Museum, 1830 S. Boulder Highway, is hosting a new exhibit, “Pueblo Indian Art: Ongoing Traditions.”

Guests can enjoy 150 years of Pueblo Indian culture, including jewelry, pottery, baskets, textiles and artifacts.

Admission to the exhibit is $2. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. daily.

For more information, call 455-7955.

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