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 sharkreef.com.

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 srolv.com.

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 animal.discovery.com/tv/tanked.

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 alettertojenny@gmail.com 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 saturdaynightstomp.com.

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 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 thesmithcenter.com.

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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 onyxtheatre.com.

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 basspro.com.

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 santafestationlasvegas.com 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.

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