Things to do in Paradise/Downtown, Feb. 18-24

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“Women in Gaming” is scheduled at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, 300 E. Stewart Ave. The event is part of the museum’s ongoing Courtroom Conversation educational programming series and is set to feature Patricia Becker, president of Patricia Becker & Associates; Jan Jones Blackhurst, former executive director of UNLV’s International Gaming Institute; and Elaine Wynn, director of Wynn Resorts and president of the Nevada State Board of Education. Visit themobmuseum.org or call 702-229-2734.

As part of the Monthly Art Classes for Kids program, Parent and Me art class for ages 3-5 is scheduled 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Feb. 22 at the Contemporary Arts Center, 1217 S. Main St. The classcosts $15. Visit lasvegascac.org or call 702-496-0569.

An Afternoon of Jazz with Freddie Jackson is scheduled at 2 p.m. Feb. 22. at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Jackson, a radio host at 91.5 KUNV, is set to show classic video concerts featuring well-known jazz performers, including Earl Hines, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong and Lionel Hampton. A post-concert commentary session with tea and music is planned. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.

A dance presented by the Southern Nevada Old Time Contra Dancers for participants 8 or older is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. A group lesson is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for members, students and military personnel or $3 for children 15 or younger. Visit lasvegascountrydance.org or call 702-656-9513.

As part of the Centerpiece, a queer arts and culture series, Trans*H4CK, a hackathon and speaker series designed to bring visibility to transgender startups and consumer-based technology, is scheduled Feb. 21-23 at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. For more information and a complete list of events, visit transhack.org.

Trinkle Brass Works is set to perform “Portable Masterpieces,” featuring the music of vaudeville theater and small radio orchestras, at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the University United Methodist Church, 4412 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit universityumc.org or call 702-733-7155.

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas plans to recognize nurses as part of its Everyday Heroes campaign on Feb. 22. The campaign honors men and women who devote their lives to helping make the world a better place. Nurses with a valid ID are set to receive complimentary admission to the attraction at 3377 Las Vegas Blvd. South and $10 off regular admission for up to three guests. Visit madametussauds.com or call 702-862-7800.

A screening of the documentary “Running for Jim” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at AMC Town Square 18 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The film tells the story of high school running coach Jim Tracy, his battle with ALS, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and his 2010 championship team that brought his story international attention. Tickets are $10, and net proceeds are set to benefit ALS charities. Tickets must be purchased in advance at tugg.com/events/7537.

“Horse,” a bronze sculpture exhibit by Larry Darnell Stokes, is set to be on display during regular business hours through March 21 at the Clark County Government Center’s Rotunda Gallery, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Visit clarkcountynv.gov.

John Windsor is set to perform at 8:45 p.m. Feb. 24 at Ri Ra Irish Pub in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit rira.com/las-vegas or call 702- 632-7771.

Jamestown is scheduled to perform at 9 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22 at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd. Visit arizonacharliesdecatur.com or call 702-258-5200.

Man Man and Xenia Rubinos are set to perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at Backstage Bar & Billiards, 601 Fremont St. Tickets for the 21 or older show are $13 in advance or $15 on the day of the event. Visit backstagebarandbilliards.com or call 702-382-2227.

The Safari Tales Puppet Show is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 22 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

The Hip-hop and Hope Benefit Haitian Relief Concert is scheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Call 702-569-0543.

The 1973 film “The Way We Were” is set to be screened from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

The Seriouslys, Geezus Cryst & Free Beer, The Known Pleasures, Agent 86 and Happy Campers are scheduled to perform at 10 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Double Down Saloon, 4640 Paradise Road. Visit doubledownsaloon.com or call 702-791-5775.

Uberschall is scheduled to perform at midnight Feb. 23 at the Double Down Saloon, 4640 Paradise Road. Visit doubledownsaloon.com or call 702-791-5775.

Visitors are invited to build a compass with everyday materials at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23 at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is free with regular admission to the museum. Visit lvnhm.org or call 702-384-3466.

Lizzy Borden,the Snake City Playboys, the Whiskey Southern Band and Gorilla Head are scheduled to perform at 9 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Las Vegas Country Saloon, 425 Fremont St. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the show. Visit lvcountrysaloon.net or call 702-382-3849.

Anton Chekhov’s “Cherry Orchard of the Living Dead” is scheduled at 8 p.m. Feb. 21, 22, 27, 28 and March 1 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 23 and March 9 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $15. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.

“Michael Cavanaugh: Greatest Hits of the American Rock and Roll Songbook” is scheduled at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 and 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $39-$56. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Shen Yun is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22 and 2 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $53-$183. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

The Pat Metheny Unity Group is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $29-$79. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

“Mark Twain Tonight!” is scheduled from 8 to 10 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $25 to $75. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

“Proxy,” an exhibition of mixed-media sculptures by Keith Conley, is set to be on display during regular business hours from Feb. 20 through May 1 at the Las Vegas City Hall Grand Gallery, 495 S. Main St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

As part of its series of free family drop-in programs, Pop-Up Architecture: Paul Revere Williams in Las Vegas is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Children are invited to create small pop-up books featuring Las Vegas buildings designed by architect Paul Revere Williams, designer of the La Concha Motel lobby, which serves as the Neon Museum’s visitor center. The event is recommended for children in third through sixth grade. Visit neonmuseum.org or call 702-387-6366.

A collection of art by John Trimble about jazz music is set to be on display through March 1 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The gallery is scheduled to be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. An artist reception is scheduled at 2 p.m. March 1. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.

The 1954 film “Rear Window” is set to be screened from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Year of the Horse, an annual invitational exhibition honoring Chinese New Year, is set to be on display through Feb. 22 by appointment at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. The show is set to feature work by Ali Fathollahi, Kimberly Johnson, KD Matheson, Brian Swanson and others. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

Precious Objects, a two-part exhibition of photos by Charles Mintz, is set to be on display through April 10 at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St., and through April 23 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Receptions are scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 9 at Las Vegas City Hall and 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

“Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion,” a hands-on exhibition of 40 machines built based on drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, is set to be on display through May 4 at the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The exhibition is included with admission to the preserve. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

PLAN AHEAD

Amos Lee’s “Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song” tour is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $29-$48. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

The Irish Brigade is set to perform at 8:45 p.m. Feb. 25-27 and 9 p.m. Feb. 28 at Ri Ra Irish Pub in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit rira.com/las-vegas or call 702- 632-7771.

ONGOING EVENTS

The Bet on the Farm! farmers market is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

Weekly children’s events planned at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., include story time, scheduled from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Mondays at the activities center; and toddler time for children 5 or younger, scheduled for 11 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays in the library. The cost is included with general admission to the preserve. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

Scottish country dancing is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Fridays at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Admission is $5 and limited to participants 13 or older. Call 702-656-9513 or visit lasvegascountrydance.org.

The Ethnic Express International Folkdancing Club plans an event from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Admission is and limited to participants 8 or older. Visit ethnicexpresslasvegas.org or call 702-732-4871.

Ballroom dancing is planned from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 401 E. Bonanza Road. Music is provided by Boyd Coulter’s Good Times Band. The cost is $4. Call 702-795-8140.

The Vegas StrEATS food and culture festival is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month in the Jackie Gaughan Plaza outside the El Cortez, 600 E. Fremont St. Food trucks, live music, artists and more are featured. Visit vegasstreats.com.

The Bootlegger Bistro, 7700 Las Vegas Blvd. South, hosts a variety of live entertainment daily. Visit bootleggerlasvegas.com.

Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Road, plans to host Jazz Workshop, a quartet, starting at 10 p.m. Mondays. Visit ferraroslasvegas.com.

Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s sustainable farmers market is set to be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday inside the Desert Living Center at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is free, and purchases are cash only.

Blue Beat, an evening of local jazz acts, is scheduled at 8 p.m. Wednesdays at The Beat Coffeehouse, 520 Fremont St. Beer and wine sales begin after 7 p.m. Call 702-409-5563 or visit thebeatlv.com.

The Grand Ole Vegas Revue, a vaudeville-style tribute to early 20th-century theater, is slated to run at 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays in the showroom at the Plaza, 1 S. Main St. Tickets start at $9.95 for adults. A 15-minute singalong is set to precede each show. Call 702-946-8934.

The Double Down Saloon, 4640 Paradise Road, hosts a variety of live entertainment throughout the week. Call 702-791-5775 or visit the saloon’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Double-Down-Saloon-Las-Vegas/43793799630.

The Artisan Hotel Boutique, 1501 W. Sahara Ave., plans to host Cuban Nights on Wednesdays. Doors open at 10 p.m. Cuban dance music, hookah and bottle service are planned as DJ Shark spins the turntables. Call 702-862-0485 or visit artisanhotel.com.

Learn to swing dance Fridays at the Aruba Hotel, 1215 Las Vegas Blvd. South. No partner or experience is needed. Beginner and intermediate lessons are set from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by open dancing. Visit swingdancevegas.com.

Jerry Tiffe performs from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd. Visit arizonacharliesdecatur.com.

The Bet on the Farm! Farmers Market is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is free. Most farmers accept only cash. Visit springspreserve.org or betonthefarm.com or call 702-822-7700.

The Downtown 3rd Farmers Market is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays on Third Street between Stewart and Ogden avenues in the old downtown transportation hub building. Visit downtown3rd.com.

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 happyhourimprov.com or call 702-372-3201.

First Friday is scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. the first Friday of the month in downtown Las Vegas. Admission is free. Free parking with shuttle service is available at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. For information on shuttle services, artists, music and more, visit firstfridaylasvegas.com.

The fresh52 farmers market is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays in the Whole Foods Market parking lot at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com.

Nuff Said performs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturdays at Jack’s Irish Pub in Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Visit palacestation.sclv.com.

The Knights of Columbus plan an all-ages Saturday Night Stomp swing dance party the third Saturday of each month at 911 E. Ogden Ave. Lessons are scheduled at 7 p.m., and social dancing is set to run from 8 p.m. to midnight. The dress code prohibits jeans. Admission is $5, cash only. Visit saturdaynightstomp.com.

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society is seeking singers to be part of its upcoming season. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. Sundays in room 159 of the Beam Music Center at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Call 702-451-6672 or visit snmas.com.

MUSEUMS

The Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. General admission is 2. Visit discoverykidslv.org.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, military and students and $5 for children 3 to 11. Visit lvnhm.org or call 702-384-3466.

The Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, offers guided tours daily. Daytime tours are set for 9, 9:30 and 10 a.m. and at 7:30, 8, 8:30 and 9 p.m. through July 31. Reservations are recommended. Tickets are 8 or 2 for Nevada residents, seniors, active military and veterans and students. Children 6 or younger are admitted free. Visit neonmusuem.org.

The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave., is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is for anyone 12 or older. Visit parks.nv.gov.

The National Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement (the Mob Museum), 300 Stewart Ave., is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are 9 for adults, 3.95 for children ages 5 to 17 and students, 5.95 for seniors, military, law enforcement and teachers and 0 for Nevada residents. Visit themobmuseum.org.

The Nevada State Museum, 309 S. Valley View Blvd., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays through Mondays. Admission is $9.95 for Nevada residents, 8.95 for adults and free for children 18 or younger and for members of the Nevada State Museum or the Springs Preserve. Visit museums.nevadaculture.org.

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. General admission is $18.95 for adults and $9.95 for Nevada residents. Special rates also are available for seniors, students and military personnel. Visit springspreseve.org.

The National Atomic Testing Museum, 755 E. Flamingo Road, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is 1 for Nevada residents, seniors, military personnel, children ages 7 to 17 and students. Admission to the Area 51 exhibit is an extra $6. Visit nationalatomictestingmuseum.org.

The Pinball Hall of Fame, 1610 E. Tropicana Ave., is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Admission is free, but bring quarters to play the games. Visit pinballmuseum.org.

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