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Veteran comedian and author Sammy Shore is set to perform at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Marilyn’s Lounge at the Eastside Cannery, 5255 N. Boulder Highway. The show is free and open to adults 21 or older.

For more information, call 856-5300 or visit eastsidecannery.com.

Improv players to put on all-ages show

The Vegas Improvisational Players have scheduled a performance at 7 p.m. Saturday at the American Heritage Academy, 6126 S. Sandhill Road. The Las Vegas Improvisation Players is not affiliated with the American Heritage Academy. The group performs clean, all-ages improv in a style reminiscent of the TV program “Whose Line is it Anyway?” For more information, visit lvimprov.com or call 405-0192.

COMEDY AND MAGIC FUNDRAISER
planned FOR LOCAL CHARITIES

The Las Vegas Central Rotary Club is scheduled to host a fundraiser for local charities and youth groups starring comedian Don Barnhart and magicians Kyle Knight and Mistie at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Clarion Hotel, 305 Convention Center Drive.

Tickets cost $29.95 and are available for purchase at the door or by visiting brownpapertickets.com.

For more information, call 466-4121.

Nevada Ballet Theatre, Cirque du Soleil team up for Showcase

The Nevada Ballet Theatre and Cirque du Soleil plan to present “A Choreographers’ Showcase” at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Viva ELVIS Theatre at Aria at CityCenter, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Proceeds will subsidize a special performance for Clark County students. In the past three years, 3,000 local students have witnessed this one-of-a-kind production bridging artists from diverse backgrounds and dance styles.

The 90-minute production includes 10 original choreographed pieces, five from Nevada Ballet Theatre dancers and five from Cirque du Soleil artists.

Tickets are $20 and $40 . For tickets, call the Viva ELVIS box office at
531-3800 or visit nevadaballet.org.

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.

‘Legends in Concert’ at Harrah’s offers locals discount during May

“Legends in Concert,” the longest-running celebrity tribute show in the world, plans to celebrate 28 years of shows on the Las Vegas Strip by offering a special locals’ discount during May. The show is performed twice nightly, six nights per week in the Harrah’s Showroom at Harrah’s Las Vegas, 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Nevada residents can purchase a general admission ticket, regularly priced at $55.45, for $28 (plus taxes and fees). There is a limit of six tickets per order, and guests most show a valid Nevada ID at the box office.

‘The Lion King’ offers Locals discount
on children’s tickets throughout May

In celebration of its second anniversary on the Strip, Disney’s “The Lion King” at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is introducing its first locals’ ticket offer just for children. For weekend matinee performances during May, each adult purchasing a full-price ticket can purchase two child tickets for only $15.

Tickets can be purchased at the Mandalay Bay box office or the MGM Resorts Call Center at 877-632-7000. Mention “roar” for purchase. The ticket offer is available for the 4 p.m. performance of “The Lion King” on Saturdays and Sundays in May with a valid Nevada ID. Children must be younger than 17; there is a maximum of two child tickets per one adult ticket.

George Wallace offers free tickets
to U.S. military personnel

Comedian George Wallace invites military members to attend his show for free through May. Military personnel, including active members, retirees and dependents, can present their government-issued military identification cards in exchange for a free ticket to the show at the Flamingo, 3555 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Locals can get half-price tickets
to ‘Piano! Las Vegas’

“Piano! Las Vegas” at the V Theater inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is offering half-price tickets to Las Vegas residents. Ticket prices for locals start at $14.99 for general admission and $19.99 for VIP seating, plus taxes and box office fees. Showtimes are at 2:30 p.m.
Saturdays through Thursdays. To purchase tickets, call 866-932-1818, visit pianolasvegas.com or go to the V Theater box office.

Golden Rainbow now selling tickets
for annual fundraiser

Tickets for Golden Rainbow’s 25th annual “Ribbon of Life” fundraising production, set for 1 p.m. June 26 at the Paris Theatre at Paris Las Vegas, are now for sale at parislasvegas.com or ticketmaster.com. Tickets also are available at the Paris Las Vegas box office or by calling 888-746-7784.

“Ribbon of Life” has become one of the largest HIV/AIDS fundraisers in Nevada and is Golden Rainbow’s main source of revenue. The fundraising spectacular is an original production featuring some of the best performers from premiere shows on the Las Vegas Strip.

Tickets are priced at $35, $50 and $100. VIP level tickets are available for $200. All tickets include entry to the afterparty.

Duquesne University Tamburitzans returning to Summerlin

The Duquesne University Tamburitzans, a folk ensemble, plan to perform at 7:30 p.m.Thursday at the Summerlin Library’s Performing Arts Center , 1771 Inner Circle Drive. For ticket information for the Summerlin Library performances, call 877-826-6437.

The group also is scheduled to perform at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd., at 7 p.m. Wednesday . Tickets are $18 for Sun City Summerlin residents and $22 for nonresidents, with all seats reserved. For more information, call the Pinnacle box office at 240-1301.

For more information, visit duq.edu/tamburitzans .

Crossin Dixon to perform
friday at ArtBeat

Crossin Dixon is set to perform a free show at 8 p.m. Friday as part of the ArtBeat Presented by Target music series. The show is at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. Preshow activities kick off at 5 p.m.

For more information, visit hendersonlive.com.

Catch the Henderson Symphony Orchestra’s last concert of the season

The Henderson Symphony Orchestra plans to close out its season with a free concert at 8 p.m. Friday at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. A preshow discussion begins at 7:15 p.m.

For more information, visit hendersonlive.com.

TRAIN RIDE to BENEFIT FOUNDATION

The Silver Sage Foundation presents the 2011 Art Train Reception from
5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 800 Yucca St., Boulder City.

The sunset excursion on the historic Nevada Southern Railway includes fine arts, culinary delights, wine and live music. Tickets are $25.

All the proceeds from ticket sales go toward the Silver Sage Foundation.

For more information, visit therusticoutlet.com/html/special_events.html.

OUTDOOR PICTURE SHOW presents
free, family friendly movies

The Outdoor Picture Show is back Friday and Saturday nights at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2240 Village Walk Drive.

The event offers free, family-friendly movies that are shown on a grassy area at dusk. Complimentary popcorn is provided.

“Back to the Future.” is scheduled to be shown at 8 p.m. Friday, and “Despicable Me” is scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, visit thedistrictgvr.com.

‘RENT’ performances continue
at Green Valley Ranch Resort

The production “Rent” returns to Ovation at Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway.

At 8 p.m. every Tuesday during May and June, people can enjoy the RagTag Entertainment’s production of the hit Broadway musical.

Tickets are $15, and all proceeds benefit Golden Rainbow, an organization that helps those with HIV/AIDS.

For more information, visit
greenvalleyranchresort.com.

Zowie Bowie scheduled
for Sunday nights at Ovation

Chris Phillips, aka Zowie Bowie, pays homage to Las Vegas’ entertainment roots with “Zowie Bowie’s Vintage Vegas Show featuring Marley Taylor.” The evening of classic tunes and the Rat Pack-style banter is at 7 p.m. Sundays at Ovation inside Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. The show is open to ages 21 or older. There is a $10 cover charge at the door.

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.

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 the Imperial Palace, for $20, plus box office fees and tax, with a valid Nevada ID.

Since the earthquake and tsunami struck Japan in March, 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.

Sun City Dance Company
to perform at Starbright theatre

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

EarL Turner to perform at Suncoast

“Earl Turner —- Back by Popular Demand” is slated for 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive.

The dynamic performer began his career at 19, traveling the country with various show bands, leading to performing as a front man and a solo recording artist with his Top 40 dance hit in Europe, “Love Caught You By Surprise.”

Tickets are priced from $15.95, plus taxes and fees. For tickets, call 636-7075 or visit suncoastcasino.com. Save on convenience fees by purchasing the tickets in person at Coast Casinos.

‘Phantom’ performer to appear
at Mountain View Presbyterian Church

Baritone Larry Morbitt, who performs in “Phantom —- The Las Vegas Spectacular,” and organist Tim Harvey plan to perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 8601 Del Webb Blvd .

Admission is free with a passing-of-the-hat offering.

For more information, call 341-7800.

Gateway Arts Foundation
continues poem series

The Gateway Arts Foundation plans to continue The Poetic Voice Within series at 7 p.m. Thursday and May 26 at Hattie’s House, 9109 Lazy Hill Circle.

Thursday ‘s presentation will be on free verse . The May 26 presentation will be on reading, performing, critiquing and publishing. .

Host Ed Bennett is a poet and the author of “A Transit of Venus.”

The cost is $10, with part of the proceeds to benefit the foundation’s scholarship program. Seating is limited.

RSVP is required. To RSVP, email verseguy@yahoo.com.

For more information on the Gateway Arts Foundation’s programs, visit gatewayartsfoundation.org.

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 Jeff Lorber Fusion on Saturday , 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.

CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER’s
JURIED SHOW runs through June 18

The 22nd annual Juried Show is scheduled to run through June 18 at the Contemporary Arts Center inside The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. More than $4,000 in prize money will be awarded to the dozens of artists selected for the show. Artists working in contemporary visual arts are exposed to a wide audience. The exhibition is considered a prominent showcase in Southern Nevada and highlights the work of emerging artists in all media.

For more information visit lasvegascac.org.

Brews & Blues Festival planned
for June at Springs Preserve

Advance tickets for the Springs Preserve’s second annual Brews & Blues Festival, headlined by Los Angeles-based The Forty Fours, are on sale for $25 each.

The festival, which is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. June 4 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., will feature live blues music and an array of craft beers from local Las Vegas brewers and others from across the country.

Admission is limited to the first 2,500 ticket holders. Advance ticket holders will be admitted to the festival at 3 p.m. Tickets also will be sold at the door on the day of the event for $30 each, if any remain. Tickets are available at the Springs Preserve box offices or online at vegasbrewsandblues.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.

Reggae in the Desert scheduled
for June 11 in Las Vegas

Reggae in the Desert celebrates a decade of bringing national acts to the local stage during the 10th annual festival June 11 at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Freddie McGregor, Mykal Rose, Don Carlos, Junior Reid, Michael Black, Detour Posse, Reggae Angels and Reggae in the Desert staple DJ Rhamma are scheduled to perform.

Doors open at 2 p.m., and the event concludes at 11 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. Only cash is accepted at the door for tickets on the day of the show. Children ages 5 or younger are free.

To purchase tickets, call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. For more information, visit reggaeinthedesert.com or call
455-8200.

Plaza to host Vans Warped Tour 2011

The Vans Warped Tour 2011 is scheduled to come to Las Vegas starting at 11 a.m. June 30 at the Plaza Hotel parking lot, 1 S. Main St.

Artists scheduled to perform include 3OH!3, A Day To Remember, The Devil Wears Prada and Asking Alexandria.

This is an all-ages show. Tickets are on sale for $28, plus any additional service fees. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or by calling 474-4000. For more information, visit warpedtour.com.

College of Southern Nevada
to host PIANO FESTIVAL FINALE

At 2 p.m. Sunday, winners of the College of Southern Nevada’s 11th Piano Concerto Competition will receive their awards after a performance with the Las Vegas Youth Camerata Orchestra, under the baton of Oscar Carrescia, in the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre at CSN’s Cheyenne Campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Admission is free.

STARLITE MUSIC SERIES SATURDAY

The Starlite Music Series is scheduled from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Nature Discovery Park, 2627 Nature Park Drive. The free concert series will feature some of the valley’s top local bands, including Big Al & The Shuffle-Aires.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, call James Allen at 633-2562 or email allenj@cityofnorthlasvegas.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, 7 miles outside 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.

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