Things to do in Paradise/Downtown May 29-June 5

In Your Neighborhood

n The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host the independent film competition Tropfest Friday through Sunday at the Book & Stage and the Boulevard Pool. Admission is free. Call 698-7000 or visit

n The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre plans its 35th anniversary revue with a gala slated for 1 p.m. and a show planned for 4 p.m. Sunday at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. A silent auction and entertainment featuring songs from past shows are planned. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 or younger. Call 285-3331 or visit

n The third annual Brews and Blues Festival is scheduled to feature craft beers and live entertainment from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is $36 in advance and $40 at the door. A portion of ticket proceeds are to benefit the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Call 822-770 or visit

n Classical guitarist Michael Nigro is scheduled to perform songs from composers throughout Latin America at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Call
507-3400 or visit

n A free Juneteenth jazz celebration is scheduled to feature music, presentations and a flag ceremony from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Admission is free. Visit

n 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

n The Academy of Nevada Ballet pre-professional students plan a production of “The Sleeping Beauty” at 7 p.m. Saturday and the ballet’s children’s program plans to put on “Little Red Riding Hood” at 1 p.m. Sunday at Artemus W. Ham Hall at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre’s Dance Program plans to celebrate the professional company’s 40th birthday with a performance of jazz, modern, character and even student choreography at 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for all shows range from $15 to $21. Visit or or call 243-2623.

n The Las Vegas Brass Band plans a summer concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased an hour prior to showtime. Visit or call 373-4476.

n The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., has a full slate of shows planned. Clint Holmes is set to present a show titled Remembering Bobby Short on Friday and Saturday. The Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater plans a five-year anniversary concert today. “Desperate Housewives” actress Emily Bergl plans to perform her cabaret show “Kidding on the Square” June 8-9. Idina Menzel is scheduled to perform June 10. The musical “Million Dollar Quartet” is scheduled June 12-17. Lucy Woodward is scheduled to perform June 15-16. Call 982-7805 or visit

n 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. Call 229-1012 or 229-4631.

Award-winning pieces are scheduled to be on display at the City Hall Chamber Gallery July 26 through Sept. 6.

n 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.

Worth a Drive

n The Fresh Music Festival, a celebration of R&B, hip-hop and soul music, is planned for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Doug E. Fresh is set to be the host, with headlining performances from Keith Sweat, K-Ci & JoJo, Guy and SWV. Tickets start at $30. Call 284-7777 or visit

n The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend is scheduled to feature performers from around the world and gatherings of “vintage vixens” Thursday through Sunday at The Orleans. Most events are open to the public, and a few are free. Visit or call 661-6465.

n Mistinguett Productions plans to present “Pop Opera Swing And Sexy” at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $15 for Sun City Summerlin residents and $18 for nonresidents. Call 800-595-4849 for tickets or 206-849-9916 for information.

n Watch Charlie Chaplin’s “Modern Times,” with live music provided by the Henderson Symphony Orchestra, at 8 p.m. Friday at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Tickets are $10. Visit

n RagTag entertainment plans to present Richel Kompst starring in “Blame it on the Walleye,” a musical journey through the neurotic mind of a Norwegian blonde, at 7 p.m. Friday in the Community Center of Sun City MacDonald Ranch, 2020 Horizon Ridge Parkway. Tickets are $10 and are available at the center by calling 260-1621. The event is sponsored by the Las Vegas Sew Girls.

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The weather will cool slightly through the end of the week., but highs are still expected to be slightly above normal for this year. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Mayor announces new public-private partnership
Mayor Carolyn Goodman announced the creation of the Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE, a public-private partnership that will allocate money to the city’s neediest.
Fremont9 opens downtown
Fremont9 apartment complex has opened in downtown Las Vegas. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Fall fairytale gets cozy at Bellagio Conservatory
Bellagio Conservatory introduces its fall-themed garden titled "Falling Asleep." (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
What the house that Ted Binion died in looks like today
Casino heir Ted Binion died in this Las Vegas home in 1998. Current home owner Jane Popple spent over $600,000 to restore and modernize the home. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Rescue Mission employees terminated
Don James, a former employee for the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, talks about the day his team was terminated. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Raiders Cupcakes at Freed's Bakery
Freed's Bakery will have Raiders-themed cupcakes available in store and for order during football season. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
51s fans say goodbye to Cashman Field
Las Vegas 51s fans said goodbye to Cashman Field in Las Vegas, Monday September, 3, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
51s owner Don Logan's last weekend at Cashman Field
Don Logan, owner of the Las Vegas 51s, gives a tour of Cashman Field before the team's final weekend using the field. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Metro Asst. Sheriff Brett Zimmerman on Aug. 8 officer-involved shooting
Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman met with media Monday to discuss the details of the 14th officer-involved shooting of the year. (Madelyn Reese/ Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Matt Kelly Elementary School hosted its third annual Back-to-School Red Carpet Program
Matt Kelly Elementary School hosted its third annual Back-to-School Red Carpet Program where community and business leaders joined to welcome students back with an inspirational welcome. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
Star Trek fans on show’s enduring popularity
Star Trek fans at the Star Trek Convention 2018 talk about why they think the show has stayed popular across the years Thursday, August 2, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Nonprofit provides clothing for homeless
Sydney Grover of Can You Spare A Story?, talks about how she founded the non-profit organization. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Family remembers deceased mother
Family members of Adriann Gallegos remember her. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Camp Broadway teaches kids how to sing and dance
The Smith Center's seventh annual Camp Broadway musical theater program gives 150 kids ages 6-17 an opportunity to learn musical theater skills from industry professionals over a five-day period. Marcus Villagran/ Las Vegas Review-Journal @brokejournalist
Restoring classic Corvettes to perfection
Members of the National Corvette Restorers Society Convention talk about what it takes to earn the NCRS Top Flight Award for a restored Corvette at South Point in Las Vegas on Tuesday July 17, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Watch Ruthless! at Las Vegas Little Theatre
The musical Ruthless! will be playing at Las Vegas Little Theatre from July 13-29. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Cadaver art and sword swallowing at The Dark Arts Market
Curator Erin Emrie talks about her inspiration for The Dark Arts Market at Cornish Pasty Co. in Las Vegas Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
'NO H8' Campaign comes to Las Vegas
Hundreds of locals participate in the NO H8 campaign founded by Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley as a response to Proposition 8, a California ban on same-sex marriage. The campaign has since evolved to represent equal treatment for all. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
What to expect at Station Casinos' Fourth of July celebration
Station Casinos' is hosting its annual 4th of July celebration with Fireworks by Grucci. Fireworks scheduled to go off on Wednesday, July 4 around 9 p.m. at Green Valley Ranch Resort, Red Rock Resort, Fiesta Rancho and Texas Station. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Star Wars and Golden Knights mashup at downtown art shop
Star Wars and Vegas Golden Knights fans attend the Boba Fett Golden Knight Paint Class at The Bubblegum Gallery in Las Vegas, Friday, June 29, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Tourists and locals enjoy Independence Day fireworks at Caesars Palace
Hundreds of tourists and locals gaze at the Independence Day fireworks show at Caesars Palace on Saturday, June 30, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Clark County recount votes in commission’s District E primary
Clark County staff begin the recount requested by candidate Marco Hernandez in the democratic primary for the County Commission's District E seat on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Long-running local hip hop producer wants Vegas rappers to shine
Las Vegas Hip Hop producer and co-owner of Digital Insight Recording Studios Tiger Stylz reflects on 30 years of music production in the city. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
"Pawn Stars" fans visit Richard Harrison's memorial at Gold & Silver Pawn
"Pawn Stars" fans from around the world visit the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas following the passing of Richard "Old Man" Harrison on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Construction for new 51s ballpark underway
New home of the Las Vegas 51s is planned to be finished by March 2019 in Summerlin according to team president Don Logan. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
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