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Things to do in Paradise/Downtown July 17-23

In Your Neighborhood

A children’s summer concert featuring the band Monkey Monkey is slated for 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Tickets are $3, and discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. Call 229-6383 or visit artslasvegas.org.

USA Dance Las Vegas plans a ballroom dance from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The event is open to those 13 or older, and a ballroom dance lesson is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $5 for USA Dance members, students 13 to 25 and military personnel and $10 for nonmembers. Call 813-6694 or visit usadancelasvegas.org.

A free screening of the movie “Casablanca” is slated for 8 p.m. Saturday at Huntridge Circle Park at North Maryland Parkway and Franklin Avenue. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and snacks and are welcome to come dressed for a “Casablanca” theme. Call
277-4566 or visit huntridge

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., plans to present Las Vegas group The Phat Pack at 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday in the Cabaret Jazz Room. Tickets range from $20 to $35. Call 749-2000 or visit thesmithcenter.com.

The center plans to present the musical “Memphis” Wednesday through Sunday. Call 982-7805 or visit thesmithcenter.com.

Rave Motion Pictures at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host free movies during its Family Film Festival at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Aug. 23. Call 362-7283 or visit ravecinemas.com.

The Jenny Valdez Inc. Gallery inside The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., has issued a call to artists to create works in the theme “Under The Sea” for the September First Friday. Submissions are due Sept. 1. Email Valdez at alettertojenny@gmail.com for an application.

The El Cortez, 600 Fremont St., plans to offer weekly dance classes with instructors from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays in the Fiesta Room. The cost is $15. Club Cortez members receive discounts. Space is limited. Call 385-5200 or visit elcortezhotelcasino.com.

The Fremont Street Experience, 425 Fremont St., plans to host the Rock of Vegas concert series at 9 p.m. on the Third Street Stage. Musicians booked to perform include: Saturday, Warrant and Skid Row; Aug. 4, Bret Michaels’ “Get Your Rock on Tour 2012”; Aug. 18, Survivor —- Eye of the Tiger; and Sept. 1, Dee Snider from Twisted Sister with Jac&Jill. Call 678-5777 or visit vegasexperience.com.

Ongoing exhibits/EVENTS

The Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North, plans to showcase the exhibit “Torn From Home: My Life as a Refugee” through Dec. 16. The exhibit features photographs and interactive elements depicting refugee families from Columbia, Afghanistan, Republic of Congo and more. Call 382-3445 or visit ldcm.org.

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 822-7700.

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

Insurgo Theater Movement is set to present “Cannibal The Musical” at 10 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays at the Plaza, 1 S. Main St. Tickets are $29.99 or $19.99 for adults. Splash zone seating is available for an additional $5. Visit insurgotheater.org or call 772-3897.

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 372-3201.

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 jestserendipity.com.

Plan ahead

Award-winning pieces from the Clark County 12th annual Celebrating Life! fine arts competition for residents 50 or older are scheduled to be on display at the City Hall Chamber Gallery July 26 through Sept. 6. Call 229-1012 or 229-4631.

The Knights of Columbus plan an all-ages Saturday Night Stomp swing dance party the second Saturday of most months 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. Upcoming themes include: 1920s, Aug. 18; 1950s, Sept. 8; Masquarade, Oct. 13; USO, Nov. 10; and Holiday, Dec. 8. Admission is $5, cash only. Visit saturdaynightstomp.com.

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