Things to do in Paradise/Downtown June 26-July 2

Rave Cinemas at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host free movies during its Family Film Festival at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday through Aug. 23. “Cats & Dogz” is slated to be the first movie, screening today and Wednesday . Call 362-7283 or visit

Downtown3rd plans to screen “Honeymoon in Vegas” as part of its free monthly Mugs ‘N’ Movies event at 8 p.m. Friday at the corner of Stewart Avenue and Third Street. Parking is available in the Ogden Garage on Ogden Avenue between Third and Fourth streets. Visit

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, the Republic of Congo and more. Call 382-3445 or visit

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., plans its Red, White and Tunes patriotic concert from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, featuring the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Community Band and other performers. The event is set to feature children’s activities and food, but a fireworks show is not planned. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children 6 or older and free for those younger than 5. Family admission, for two adults and up to four children, is available for $12. Call 822-7700 or visit

USA Dance Las Vegas plans to host a ballroom dance event from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The cost is $5 for USA Dance members, students ages 13 to 25 and military personnel and $10 for nonmembers. Call 229-6383 or visit

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., has a full slate of shows planned. The brass ensemble Cones of Fury is set to perform at 7 p.m. today. The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas is set for 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. Dance Connection plans an annual dance concert at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is scheduled to play at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday. The musical “Willy Wonka Junior” is scheduled at 5 p.m. Saturday. Visit

Portland artist Shawn Gascoyne-Bowman is scheduled to sign copies of her quirky how-to book “Criminal Crafts: Outlaw Projects for Scoundrels, Cheats, and Armchair Detectives” from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the gift shop at the National Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement, The Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave. Tickets are not required for gift shop admission. Visit

The El Cortez, 600 Fremont St., plans 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. Call 385-5200 or visit

The Jenny Valdez Inc. Gallery inside The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., is accepting entries for its “Dog & Cat” show in July, slated to benefit local animal charities. Artists may submit no more than two entries no larger than 15 by 15 inches. Works may be dropped off between noon and 3 p.m. Saturday. The show is slated from 6 to 9 p.m. July 5 and 5 to 11 p.m. July 6. The gallery also has issued a call for artists to create works in the theme “Under The Sea” for the September First Friday. Submissions are due Sept. 1. Email Valdez at for an application.

Worth a Drive

PS Productions is set to present “Crazy for You” as part of Super Summer Theatre’s season lineup at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park on state Route 159. Parking opens at 5 p.m., and meadow seating opens at 6 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or rent a chair in general-admission grass seating. Advance tickets are $12. A limited number of tickets may be available at the gate for $20. Visit

Music Americana Volume 1 is to kick off a summer music series with styles such as blues, bluegrass, classic rock, country, folk, jazz, reggae and rock ‘n’ roll from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort, 6725 Lee Canyon Road on Mount Charleston. The lineup is to include Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, John Earl’s Boogieman Band, Moaning Black Snakes and Las Vegas’ Tommy Rocker. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12 and can be purchased the day of the event at the resort. A discounted package rate of $50 for all four concerts is to be available for purchase online. Gates are set to open at 10:30 a.m., and guests can bring chairs, blankets and umbrellas for the festival-style seating. Free parking is available, and guests can ride the complimentary shuttle from the parking lot. A limited food and beverage menu is to be available. Pets, coolers and outside food or beverages are not permitted. Upcoming dates for the series are scheduled July 28, Aug. 18 and Sept. 8. Visit

Roos-N-More, a nonprofit zoo that houses exotic animals for educational purposes, has scheduled open zoo days at its Moapa facility from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 15 and 28. Admission is $10. Visit or call 467-3585.

The North Las Vegas Independence Day Jubilee is scheduled from 6 to 9:30 p.m. July 3 at James Seastrand Park, 6330 Camino Eldorado. Gates are to open at 5 p.m. Admission is $4 per person. Advance wristbands are on sale at five for $15. Limited parking is available near the intersection of Revere Street and Centennial Parkway. This year’s event is to include a fireworks display, a kids corner and teen zone, live entertainment from Franky Perez and Sleepy Brown, food vendors and interactive sponsor booths. Pets, glass bottles, umbrellas and umbrella chairs, personal fireworks, tents, tables and portable grills are prohibited. Call 633-2650 or visit

Ongoing exhibits

Stephen Hendee’s “The Pinpoint Remains” is scheduled to be on display through Wednesday at the Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway.

The Clark County 12th annual Celebrating Life! fine arts competition for residents 50 or older is scheduled to be displayed through July 11 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Award-winning pieces are scheduled to be on display at the City Hall Chamber Gallery July 26 through Sept. 6. Call 229-1012 or 229-4631.

Ongoing Events

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 or 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

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 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 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

Plan ahead

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: Seven Seas, July 14; 1920s, Aug. 18; 1950s, Sept. 8; Masquarade, Oct. 13; USO, Nov. 10; Holiday, Dec. 8. Admission is $5, cash only. Visit

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