Things to do in Paradise/Downtown June 5-11

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A Settlement Day celebration to mark the 157th anniversary of the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort is planned at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, 500 E. Washington Ave., from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The fort is the first permanent, nonnative settlement in Southern Nevada. Expect Dutch oven cooking, volunteers dressed as historical characters and activities by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, the Friends of the Fort, the Soldiers of the Fort and the Old Spanish Trail Association. Patrons can purchase a pancake breakfast for $5 per person or $15 per family, with proceeds supporting Friends of the Fort. Activities are set to begin at 9:30 a.m. with exhibits, games, demonstrations and activities for children. Admission is $1. Call 486-3511.

The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to celebrate World Oceans Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday with children’s activities, live dive demonstrations and more. The cost for Nevada residents with ID is $15 for adults, $10 for children 5 to 12 and free for kids younger than 4. Regular admission is $18 for adults and $12 for children 5 to 12. Call
632-4555 or visit

SRO Productions, a new theater at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans its inaugural play, “Barefoot in the Park,” Friday, Saturday and June 15-17. Tickets are $20 each, and showtimes are slated for 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with a 2 p.m. matinee performance June 17. Call 269-5000 or visit

Wayde King and Brett Raymer, stars of the Las Vegas-based Animal Planet show “Tanked,” plan a meet-and-greet opportunity for fans from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Petco, 2340 E. Serene Ave. The brothers-in-law plan to sign autographs and showcase their new line of aquarium products. Call 914-0500 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. June 30. The show is slated from 6 to 9 p.m. July 5 and 5 to 11 p.m. July 6. Email Valdez at for an application.

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

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

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., has a full slate of shows planned. “Desperate Housewives” actress Emily Bergl plans to perform her cabaret show “Kidding on the Square” Friday and Saturday. Idina Menzel is scheduled to perform Sunday. The musical “Million Dollar Quartet” is scheduled June 12-17. Lucy Woodward is scheduled to perform June 15-16. Call 982-7805 or visit

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Performer David de Alba plans to premiere “Finnochio’s Memoirs: The Last Chapter,” a tribute to the San Francisco nightclub, at 3 p.m. June 17 at the Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $10. Call 732-7225 or visit

Worth a Drive

The Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp is set to feature free activities, crafts and workshops designed to teach families outdoor skills from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays running Saturday through July 15 at Bass Pro Shops, 8200 Dean Martin Drive. Workshops include bird watching, wildlife exploration, backyard adventures, dogs in the outdoors, camping, fishing, archery and hunting. Visit

Station Casinos plans to celebrate its Metal Month with free concerts in June in the Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Doors are set to open at 8 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older. The schedule includes: Snakebite, Friday; Jizzy Pearl’s All Star Band, Saturday; The Iron Maidens, June 15 and 16, and Vinyl Tattoo, June 30. Visit or call 658-4900.

The Las Vegas City Council invites the public to a free Fishing Day Derby at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. Residents are encouraged to bring a lounge chair, fishing pole and a picnic basket for a day of fun. Admission to the park will be free that day, and a number of activities are planned. A free fishing clinic and derby is scheduled from 7 to 10 a.m. The Nevada Department of Wildlife will be on hand with fishing poles for the first 100 participants. Boy Scout Troop 555 plans to offer a pancake breakfast for $5. The Aspen Ridge Bluegrass Band is set to perform live. A fishing license is not required, but fishing limits apply. Call 229- 5463.

Extreme weather closes Scenic Loop in Red Rock Canyon
High winds and flooding closed the Scenic Loop in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation area Thursday. Minor flooding across Highway 159 caused drivers to slow, but didn't close the road. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Learning live-saving techniques in Stop the Bleed class
Leslie Shaffer, an AMR paramedic, shows how to control bleeding during a Stop the Bleed course at the Summerlin Library. The class is designed to teach anyone how to control and stop life-threatening bleeding. (Mia Sims/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Mount Charleston Gets Heavy Snow, Fog
Mount Charleston saw heavy snow today, and fog in lower elevations as a cold front swept across the Las Vegas Valley. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Tourists enjoy rain in downtown Las Vegas
Tourists break out the umbrellas. But Brian Herting of Lincoln, Nebraska, dons shorts and a T-shirt, as he makes his way through downtown Las Vegas. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Thick fog blanketed Las Vegas Valley on Tuesday
Thick fog blanketed Las Vegas Valley on Tuesday. The National Weather Service.forecast called for a 50 percent chance of rain. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Time lapse video of fog covering the Strip
The Las Vegas Strip is shrouded in fog Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Tony Spilotro's Las Vegas home for sale — VIDEO
The former Las Vegas home of Chicago mob enforcer, Tony Spilotro, is now for sale. Spilotro, who was portrayed by Joe Pesci in the film Casino, is the original owner of the home at 4675 Balfour Drive, built in 1974. (Samia DeCubas/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Buffalo Drive And Mountains Edge Parkway Fatal
Las Vegas police and the Nevada Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash in the southwest valley on Saturday afternoon. (Richard Brian/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
UNLV's Joel Ntambwe on his play
UNLV forward Joel Ntambwe talks about his play at this point in the season. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Sam Schmidt chats about hectic off-season
IndyCar team owner Sam Schmidt and lead driver James Hinchcliffe chat about the hectic off-season at the SpeedVegas high-performance driving facility outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 10, 2018. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
R-J's Mark Anderson on UNLV's victory
Review-Journal sports reporter Mark Anderson recaps UNLV's victory at New Mexico. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
UNLV's Noah Robotham on the win at New Mexico
UNLV guard Noah Robotham talks about winning at New Mexico on Jan. 8, 2019. (Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
UNLV's Kris Clyburn on big 3 vs. New Mexico
UNLV guard Kris Clyburn talks about his key 3-pointer against New Mexico. (Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Marvin Menzies on beating New Mexico
UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies talks about UNLV's win at New Mexico on January 8, 2019. (Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
New HOV Ramp Scheduled to Open in March
New HOV ramp scheduled to open in March of 2019.
American Preparatory Academy part of charter school growth in Las Vegas
American Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas has a waiting list of students who want to attend. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Wheelchair tournament at UNLV
Cesar Robledo talks about wheelchair basketball and what it means for players to compete during the Wheelchair Basketball Division I-II Tournament at UNLV in Las Vegas, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019.
Snow in Henderson on New Year's Eve morning
Light snow flurries in Anthem Highlands in Henderson on Monday morning, the last day of 2018.
Marvin Menzies on UNLV's trip to Hawaii
UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies talks about the upcoming trip to Hawaii. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Raiders Stadium Timelapse
Construction on the new Raiders stadium continues in Las Vegas.
Pinecrest Academy Horizon principal wins Milken Educator Award
Tony Sanchez on UNLV's recruiting class
UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez talks about his early signing class. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
The Magical Forest at Opportunity Village
Opportunity Village's Magical Forest added 1 million lights and a synchronized music show visible from all over the forest this year. The holiday attraction, which began in 1991, has a train, rides, food and entertainment along with the light displays. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Siegel Cares delivers bagels to families in need
Since Thanksgiving, Mark Lenoir of Siegel Cares, has been delivering leftover Bagelmania bagels to families staying at the Siegel Suites.
Dan Barnson steps down
Arbor View football coach Dan Barnson stepped down Friday after 12 seasons at the helm. Under Barnson, the Aggies won 104 games and became one of the top programs in Las Vegas. The Aggies went 12-2 in 2018 and won a region championship for the first time in program history. Barnson loves Friday nights, but said the 12-month commitment was getting exhausting.
NFR 2018 Highlights
NFR 2018 highlights from every round of this years rodeo.
NFR 2018 Round 10 Highlights
NFR 2018 Round 10 Highlights of the 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo from the Thomas & Mack in Las Vegas, Nevada. (CBS Sports Network/PRCA)
NFR- Joe Frost
NFR Bull Rider Joe Frost talks about the difference in bulls and his family legacy with Cassie Soto before the last round of the National Finals Rodeo.
Herm Edwards on LV Bowl loss
Arizona State coach Herm Edwards talks about the loss in the Las Vegas Bowl. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Fresno State linebacker George Helmuth after LV Bowl
Linebacker George Helmuth talks about Fresno State's turnaround. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Tony Sanchez wraps up the UNLV season
UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez wraps up the season. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
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