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Palm Eastern Mortuary and Cemetery, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., plans an interdenominational Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday. The family-friendly event is scheduled to feature a message delivered by the Rev. Leo Wood, a dove release, a complimentary continental breakfast and an appearance by the Easter Bunny. Music will be provided by the Desert Chorale and an array of local soloists. Call 464-8500 or visit

This month’s First Friday celebration is slated to include a bike tour of downtown starting at 6 p.m. in the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada parking lot, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway. The tour includes stops at Las Vegas City Hall, Symphony Park, the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, the Mob Museum and more. RSVP at or call 676-1915.

Blackbird Studios, 1551 S. Commerce St., plans to present works by Montana Black and Rozlyn Anderson during this month’s First Friday scheduled from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Students from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the College of Southern Nevada plan to showcase “Object — Builders of the Future Unite: The Sequel” in the Rotunda Gallery inside the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway through May 18.

“The Brain Demystified,” a Symphony Park Lecture Series seminar, is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Historic Fifth Street School auditorium, 401 S. Fourth St. Dr. Jeffrey Cummings of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is scheduled to participate. Doors open at 5 p.m. Call 220-8090 or visit

An Eggstravaganza Celebration is slated from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is free, but some activities require a pass for $10 or $8 for Springs Preserve members. Visit

Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is slated to host a family Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, with an 8 a.m. registration. Call 269-5001 or visit

An Easter Fest with egg hunts, a bounce house and live music is scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Grace Valley Church, 1370 E. Robindale Road. Visit

Shows scheduled at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., include the musical “The Color Purple” today through Sunday, Clint Holmes Friday and Saturday and “Sousa in the 21st Century,” a tribute to John Philip Sousa featuring performances by musicians, visual artists, dancers and thespians from across Southern Nevada, at 6:30 p.m. April 11. Call 982-7805 or visit

The center is also set to host the Las Vegas Youth Orchestra’s “A Season of Dances” featuring student concerto winner Katharine Smith at 6:30 p.m. April 12. Tickets are start at $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Call 385-2838 or visit

The first full weekend of every month, Bank of America cardholders receive free admission to museums and attractions nationwide. Local attractions participating include: the Springs Preserve, the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum and the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. Only the cardholder is admitted free, and adults visiting Lied must be accompanied by children. Visit

The Insurgo Theater Movement is set to present “Cannibal The Musical” at 10 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays at the Plaza, Tickets are $29.99 or $19.99 for adults. Splash zone seating is available for an additional $5. Visit

Town Square Las Vegas plans to host a Music in the Square series, including a performance from Venue Rising from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Town Square Park, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Call 269-5001 or visit

Worth a Drive

“Dream House,” an art show featuring Mary Warner, Mark Brandvik and Emily Kennerk, is set to be on display Friday through June 1 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. A reception is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 13. Visit

“How to Murder Your Ex-Husband,” a play written by Marilyn Mayblum and directed by Douglas J. Pritchard, is slated for a free performance at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit or call 507-3964.

Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit,” directed by Brian Scott, is set to open Friday and run at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 22 on the main stage of the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for seniors and students. Visit

Pianist and composer Jed Distler is scheduled to perform the complete works of Thelonious Monk from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. He premiered the show Feb. 17 in New York on the 30th anniversary of Monk’s death. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Visit

Ethel M Chocolates, 2 Cactus Garden Drive in Henderson, is planning a free Spring Spectacular Weekend to benefit Opportunity Village. From 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and Sunday, residents can enjoy cactus garden and chocolate factory tours, Easter Bunny photos and more. From noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, an artwalk is planned. Visit

Massenet’s “Manon,” performed by the Metropolitan Opera, is scheduled to be broadcast to theaters throughout the country at 9 a.m. Saturday. For a list of local theaters participating, visit

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