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 cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.

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 rainbowcompany.org.

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 springspreserve.org.

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 lvccld.org.

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 lvccld.org.

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 elcortezhotelcasino.com.

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 pac.unlv.edu or nevadaballet.com 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 lvccld.org 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 thesmithcenter.com.

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 insurgotheater.org 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 orleansarena.com.

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 burlesquehall.com 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 hendersonlive.com.

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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