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The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour plans a stop at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, at 7 p.m. Thursday in the main theater. Movies centered around exotic locations and adventure will be screened. Wristbands are set to be distributed beginning at 6 p.m. Call 507-3400 or visit

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ Opera Theater plans to present “Carmen” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $25, $15 for UNLV faculty, staff, seniors and military personnel and $5 for students with a valid ID. Call 895-2787 or visit

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ Performing Arts Center, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, plans to present classical guitarist Xuefei Yang at 8 p.m. Wednesday as part of its Classical Guitar Series. Tickets are $40 each, and discounts for students, faculty and staff members are available. Call 895-2787 or visit

Members of the Gary Anderson Jazz Quintet — tenor saxophonist Gary Anderson, saxophonist Tom Hall, pianist Cocho Arbe, bass player Steve Flora and drummer John Plows – are scheduled to perform a free concert at noon Friday in the jury assembly room at the Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit or call 229-3515.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is open at 361 Symphony Park Ave. Performances scheduled for March include Imagination Movers on Friday, The Canadian Tenors on Saturday, SFJAZZ Collective Music of Stevie Wonder on Saturday and Sunday, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on March 20-21, Straight No Chaser on March 25, Savion Glover’s Bare Soundz on March 27, The Pink Floyd Experence on March 30 and Branford Marsalis on March 31. Ticket prices vary by peformance and start at $26.

The Las Vegas Philharmonic’s opening performance in the new venue, a Masterworks IV concert scheduled for 8 p.m. March 24, is slated to feature soprano soloist Marie Plette and mezzo-soprano soloist Eugenie Grunewalk, along with choral artists from the Las Vegas Master Singers, the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Concert Singers and Chamber Chorale. Tickets start at $42. For a complete schedule, call 982-7805 or visit The center was planning a free public open house with tours and entertainment to celebrate its opening on Sunday , but the event has been delayed in anticipation of rain. To reserve a tour time once the event is rescheduled, visit

The Insurgo Theater Movement’s adaptation of Christopher Marlowe’s “Faustus” is set to run at 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays through March 31 at the Plaza, 1 S. Main St. Tickets are $20. Call 772-3897 or visit

Performer/songwriter Matt Moran is scheduled to be featured in a Songs Alive Song Writers Workshop at 6:30 p.m. today at Sam Ash Music, 2747 S. Maryland Parkway. The workshop is free to Songs Alive members and $5 for others. Visit Morgan is also set to perform at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Freakin’ Frog, 4700 S. Maryland Parkway.

The Las Vegas Academy Theatre plans to present “Guys and Dolls” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee scheduled for Saturday in the Lowden Theater, 315 S. Seventh St. Tickets are $18. Call 799-7800 or visit

The Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, is set to host a free 1 p.m. screening of “A Place in the Sun” today. Call 507-3400 or visit

Enjoy an evening of big band music and dancing with veteran Las Vegas tenor saxophonist Carl Grove and his six piece combo at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit or call 229-6383 for more information.

Ongoing Events

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., is set to showcase “Trash to Treasure: The Sculptures of Dave Thompson” through May 20. Call 822-7700 or visit

The Mexico Vivo Dance Company is now open inside the Boulevard Mall, 3680 S. Maryland Parkway, and plans to host complimentary dance classes for diabetics on the second and fourth Thursday of the month. In partnership with the Health District of Southern Nevada, medical professionals are set to be on hand to provide advice and answers to various health questions. Visit or call 735-8268.

“Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!,” a touring exhibit featuring the monkey made famous in film, television and books, is scheduled to visit the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North, through May 13. Visit

The Bet on the Farm! Farmers Market is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is free. Most farmers accept only cash. Visit or or call 822-7700.

SPACE: A Journey to our Future” is scheduled to be on display through May 13 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The touring exhibit features lunar samples, a moon scale and various interactive, educational features on the universe. Visit or call 822-7700.

Happy Hour Improv is scheduled to host a “Jam Session” from 7 to 9 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month at Theatre7, 1406 S. Third St. For a $10, cash-only fee, audience members will have an opportunity to participate in the improv show. Visit or call 372-3201.

The exhibit “Short Stories” by artist Bobby Ross is scheduled to be on display through Saturday at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Ross’ graphite drawings depict homelessness, aging, religious intolerance and environmental degradation. Visit or call 229-6383.

“Mama’s Fabric,” an exhibit by John Broussard, is set to be on display through May 5 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The exhibit is focused on community organizer Beatrice Dixon, Broussard’s mother, who had a passion for sewing fabrics given to her as gifts. The exhibit includes Broussard’s photographs of diverse Americans and Dixon’s fabrics to tell her story. Visit or call 229-4800.

Jest Serendipity Improv is set to perform at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the Alexis Park Resort, 375 E. Harmon Ave. The show is limited to adults 21 or older, and tickets are $29.95. Visit

Plan ahead

The Neon Reverb Festival is scheduled to bring music, comedy, theater, film, poetry and more to venues throughout downtown Las Vegas March 20-25. Visit

The Knights of Columbus plan an all-ages Saturday Night Stomp swing dance party April 14 at 911 E. Ogden Ave. Lessons begin at 7 p.m. Social dancing is set to run from 8 p.m. to midnight. The dress code prohibits jeans. Admission is $5, cash only. Visit

Nevada Ballet Theatre plans to present “Words on Dance: Cynthia Gregory in Conversation with Donald Williams” at 7 p.m. March 29 in the Troesh Studio Theater at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts,361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $25 or $75 with a reception with Gregory. For more information, visit or call 982-7805.

The Rainbow Company plans to present “Sleeping Beauty” April 28-May 6 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The show will be a gleeful version of the classic story, featuring a weapon-wise, no-nonsense heroine who combats a malevolent wizard and his bumbling sidekick. Call 229-6553 or 229-6383, or visit

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