Things to do in Paradise/Downtown Nov. 6-12

In Your Neighborhood

An Afternoon Delight Tea Dance is scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m, Thursday at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The event is open to dancers of all levels and will feature instruction and demonstrations. The cost is $5 at the door. Call 702-229-6383 or visit

Downtown Las Vegas resident David de Alba, a 47-year veteran of the performing arts, plans to present a mini-musical play, "David de Alba’s Loving Tribute to Judy Garland" at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave. The show is set to feature de Alba dressed in finery, singing Garland’s hits live. He also plans to share Garland’s anecdotes and some of his own stories based on meeting Garland and connecting with her fan club.  Tickets are $10. Visit

The Joe Williams UNLV Jazz Scholarship Fundraising Concert, featuring the UNLV Jazz Ensemble and guests such as singer Clint Holmes, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday in the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets start at $20. Call 702-895-2787 or visit

The debut of the Las Vegas Tea Fest is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday inside and outside The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. The event is set to offer demonstrations, tastings, education and retail showcasing. Tickets are $10. A portion of the proceeds benefit Studio 8 Ten, a nonprofit group that provides employment to people with disabilities. After the Fest, Bar + Bistro plans to host a meal featuring tea as an ingredient in each course. The cost for dinner is $59. Reservations must be made by Friday. Visit

Celebrate Globe Salon’s 12th anniversary at its third annual Fashion Fling scheduled from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Tim Bavington Studio, 418 W. Mesquite Ave. The charity mixer is set to feature food and drinks, a "Down the Rabbit Hole" fashion show by the Gypsy Den, makeup by L Makeup Institute and hairstyles by Globe Salon. A portion of the proceeds will benefit LV ArtReach, a nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the arts for children in Las Vegas. Tickets are $100. Visit

The Nevada Conservatory Theatre production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s "Rabbit Hole" is scheduled to run at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Nov. 14-17, with a matinee performance scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Black Box Theatre on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets start at $15. Call 702-895-2787.

Kids can spend some time hanging out in the trees at the touring "Tree House: Look Who’s Living in the Trees" exhibit scheduled to be on display through Jan. 14 on the second floor of the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The exhibit includes a tree house kids can explore, 3-D images of animals living in trees, an animal dance floor where kids can try to identify animal sounds and a computer forest game where children can harvest trees without harming wildlife. Through Sunday, the museum offers $5 admission to military personnel and their families (limit six people) with identification. Regular admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for children. Visit

"Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Super Heroes" is scheduled Friday through Sunday at the Cox Pavilion, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets start at $18 or $16 for opening night. Visit

Upcoming shows scheduled at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts include an evening of cabaret featuring Florence Henderson at 8 p.m. Thursday, "Jazz Roots: Brazil Meets Funk" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sam Harris at 8:30 p.m. Friday and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Ben Vereen at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Zion’s Youth Symphony and Chorus at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Jim Brickman’s "On a Winter’s Night" at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Visit

Coachroach Theatre plans to present "The Mineola Twins" by Paula Vogel, directed by Joe Hynes, at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 18 at Art Square Theatre, 1025 First St. Tickets start at $15. Visit cockroachtheatre.

Worth a Drive

The exhibit "Tony Hawk Rad Science" is scheduled to run through Jan. 20 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. The exhibit allows visitors to put themselves into the role of skateboarders and scientists as they explore more than 25 interactive experiences. It is presented by the Tony Hawk Foundation in conjunction with the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for students, seniors and military personnel and $7 for children 3 to 11. Children 2 or younger get in free. A $2 discount is offered to Las Vegas-Clark County Library District card holders. Admission is free for Las Vegas Natural History Museum members. Call 702-507-3630.A Compandre Fiesta is scheduled at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. The one-person monologue by Ricardo Reyna touches on many aspects of Latino/Hispanic culture. Tickets are $10. Visit or call 702-455-7340.

The Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, a Christian rock tour featuring TobyMac, Red, Sidewalk Prophets, Jamie Grace, NewSong, Group1Crew, Chris August and more is scheduled at 6 p.m. Sunday at The Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Admission is $10. Visit

The fresh52 Autumn Harvest Festival is planned from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd. Expect face painting, crafts for kids, a beer garden from Bottles & Burgers, entertainment, chef demonstrations, a pie-eating contest and a petting zoo. Admission is free. Visit or

Parents’ Night Out is planned at Kidville at Tivoli Village, 420 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 130, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Nov. 15 and 29. Parents can drop their children off at the facility and explore the village while Kidville staff members host gym and story time, dinner and an age-appropriate movie. Children who are potty-trained and up to 8 years old are welcome. The cost is $25 per child for nonmembers of Kidville and $15 per child for members. RSVP at

Join City Lights Music Together and the Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada for the Music Together Marathon, scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Monday at Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane. Raffles and prizes are planned, and all proceeds will go to the organization. Admission is $25 per family. Call 702-838-4751 or visit "Inspecting Carol," by Daniel Sullivan and the Seattle Repertory Theatre, is scheduled to run through Nov. 18 on the Mainstage at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. A new actor comes to The Soap Box Playhouse and is mistaken for an inspector from the National Endowment for the Arts in this holiday comedy. Performances are set for 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. A 2 p.m. matinee is also planned for Saturday . Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for seniors and students. "Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar and Grille," by Bruce Graham, is scheduled at 8 p.m. Fridays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 18 in the Studio Theatre at the Las Vegas Little Theatre. The comedy involves six people in rural Pennsylvania trying to figure out how to spend the last hours of their lives. Tickets are $12 for adults and $11 for students and seniors. Visit or call 702-362-7996.

Ongoing Events

City of the World, 1229 S. Casino Center Blvd., plans to present the work of Maria and Scott VanderMolen in the main gallery throughout November. Visit

Sean C. Jones’ "Cinematic Montage" is scheduled to be on display Thursday through Nov. 25 in Jana’s Red Room inside The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. Visit

The Jenny Valdez Gallery inside The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., plans to display "40 Winks" a show of work of artist/illustrator DB Donovan through Nov. 30. Visit

The Brett Wesley Gallery, 1112 S. Casino Center Blvd., plans to show Kevin Mack’s "New Forms" through Dec. 1. Visit or call 702-433-4433.

Kleven Contemporary inside EmergencyArts, 520 E. Fremont St., is scheduled to exhibit T. G. Miller’s "Acrylic Satanic" through Dec. 15. Visit

Blackbird Studios, 1551 S. Commerce St., Suite A, is set to continue "Into the Wild: New Works by Su Limbert," through Nov. 30. Visit or call 702-782-0319.

Chef Robert Teddy’s "Redefined Sugar: A Sugar Glass Installation Benefiting Communities In Schools" is scheduled to run through Nov. 30 at the Trifecta Gallery inside The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. Visit

Javier Sanchez and Marlene Siu’s photographs of Las Vegas residents are presented in non-traditional, three-dimensional formats that invite the viewer to engage with the work in unexpected ways in "Relative Perspectives" a show on display in the Rotunda Gallery inside the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway through Nov. 30. The show is constructed from reclaimed Las Vegas doors in various states of decay. Visit

Harriet Smith fell in love with Africa on her first photographic safari in 1995. A photo exhibit capturing the Summerlin artist’s journey through South and Eastern Africa’s national parks is scheduled to be on display through Dec. 4 in the gallery at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Visit

Guatemalan-born artist Sergio Valenzuela studied in Paris and has work on display in private collections in Spain, Norway, Nicaragua, El Salvador and the United States. Thanks to the the Honorary Vice Consul of Guatemala, Aldo Aguirre, Valenzuela’s work is scheduled to be on display in the gallery at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, through Jan. 2. Visit

Wings over the Springs is back at the Springs Preserve with owls, falcons, hawks and ravens flying overhead in two live shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekends and select school holidays through Feb. 24. New to the show are the Harris hawk, peregrine falcon, yellow vulture, African augur buzzard, common buzzard and a pair of yellow-billed black kites native to Southern Africa and the Middle East. The two female kites are said to be the only members of this species in the U.S. The flight shows are free with Springs Preserve membership or paid admission. For $10, guests can upgrade to a backstage pass that allows direct interaction with the birds after the show. Visit

Vermont painter Daniel Gottsegen’s exhibit "Mountains and Valleys Without End" is scheduled to be on display through Dec. 8 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 Brush St. Visit

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 702-822-7700.

The Downtown 3rd Farmers Market is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays on Third Street between Stewart and Ogden avenues in the old downtown transportation hub building. Visit

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 702-372-3201.

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. Le ssons 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: USO, Nov. 10; and Holiday, Dec. 8. Admission is $5, cash only. Visit

The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre plans to present the musical "Honk!" at 7 p.m. Dec. 7, 8, 14 and 15 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 9, 15 and 16 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for teens, seniors and members of the military and $3 for children, 12 or younger. Call 702-229-6383 or 702-229-6553, or visit

Local Videos
Butterflies At The Springs Preserve
The butterfly habitat is now open at the Springs Preserve. Learn about butterflies and take in the peaceful surroundings. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
The Bellagio Conservatory's spring display has a Japanese theme
The Bellagio's conservatory is hosting around 65,000 flowers, to form a Japanese theme this spring. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
Bonnie Springs closes (Caroline Brehman/Kimber Laux)
Bonnie Springs Ranch near Las Vegas officially closed its gates Sunday, March 17, 2019. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Honoring a fallen North Las Vegas Police officer at his namesake school
The 20th Annual Raul P. Elizondo Honor Day celebrates the fallen North Las Vegas Police officer's legacy at his namesake school. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Windy day in Las Vegas Valley
The Review-Journal's camera on the under-construction Las Vegas Stadium the was buffered by high winds on Wednesday, March 14, 2019. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
March gloom falls on Las Vegas
After a rainy overnight, gloomy skies hover over Las Vegas Tuesday morning. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
John Katsilometes gets his head shaved at St. Baldrick's
Las Vegas Review-Journal man-about-town columnist John Katsilometes gets his head shaved by former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman during St. Baldrick's Foundation shave-a-thon on the Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York in Las Vegas Friday, March 8, 2019. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
The Blue Angels take flight over Las Vegas Strip
The Blue Angels’ U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron flew their signature Delta formation over a part of the Las Vegas Strip, McCarran International Airport and east Las Vegas and were scheduled to fly over Hoover Dam. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Vegas88s
Gross World Records
A group of about 20 children gathered around a TV at Sahara West Library on Feb. 27 for a history lesson on the most disgusting world records.
Graduation for Renewing HOPE program
The Renewing HOPE program graduation for homeless who spend nine months in Catholic Charities program. Graduates are preparing to enter the workforce. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Car crashes into Starbucks near Las Vegas Strip
Lt. William Matchko of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police gives details about a car crashing into a Starbucks at Sahara Avenue and Paradise Road, near the Las Vegas Strip, on Friday, March 1, 2019. (Jessica Terrones/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Car crashed into PT’s Gold
A 60-year-old man who police believe was impaired drove into a PT’s Gold at Silverado Ranch and Decatur boulevards Thursday night, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. William Matchko said. The driver was hospitalized and is expected to survive. A man inside the bar was hit by debris but drove himself to the hospital, Matchko said. (Katelyn Newberg/ Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Driver crashes vehicle into PT’s tavern in south Las Vegas (part 1)
A driver suspected of impairment crashed a vehicle into the wall of a PT’s Gold tavern, at 4880 W. Silverado Ranch Blvd., in Las Vegas on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (Katelyn Newberg/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Driver crashes vehicle into PT’s tavern in south Las Vegas (pullout)
A driver suspected of impairment crashed a vehicle into the wall of a PT’s Gold tavern, at 4880 W. Silverado Ranch Blvd., in Las Vegas on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (Katelyn Newberg/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Kids Read Books To Dogs At The Animal Foundation In Las Vegas
Kids from local Las Vegas elementary schools took part, Thursday, in a program at the Animal Foundation, where they read books to dogs. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
Pioneer Trail highlights historic locations in West Las Vegas
The Pioneer Trail, a 16-site route of historically significant locations in Las Vegas, starts at the Springs Preserve and snakes east until it reaches above the brim of downtown. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutefsya
Vegas Warm Weather Hits Las Vegas Valley
Between Feb. 20-21, parts of the Las Vegas Valley were hit with 7.5" of snow. Less than a week later, it was sunny with temperatures in the 70s. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Dr. S. Jay Hazan, a World War II veteran, talks about his arrest at the VA Hospital
Dr. S. Jay Hazan, a World War II Army veteran, was arrested in November after he caused a ruckus at the VA Hospital in North Las Vegas and stole his driver's car keys. He was arraigned on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, and the charges will be dropped after 60 days. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/ Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Claytee White talks about Black History Month
An interview with Claytee White, director of the Oral History Research Center at UNLV. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Reflecting on the Moulin Rouge and a segregated Vegas
Former employees of the Moulin Rouge, the first integrated hotel-casino in Nevada, talk about what it was like in the brief six months the casino was open. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas home prices
Home prices rose in every ZIP code in the Las Vegas Valley in 2018 for the second year in a row, according to SalesTraq. Prices grew fastest in older, more centrally located areas. But prices were highest in the suburbs. The top three ZIP codes for price growth were 89119 (29.8%), 89146 (25%) and 89030 (24.6%). The top three ZIP codes for median sales prices were 89138 ($464,500), 89135 ($420,500) and 89052 ($370,000).
Wagonwheel Drive overpass reopens after ice closure
Overpass at Wagonwheel Drive reopens after ice on the onramp caused the ramp to be shut down, Feb. 22, 2019. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Keeping warm at the city of Las Vegas’ homeless courtyard
With help from the city of Las Vegas, a Salvation Army shelter stays open during the day Thursday and Friday, offering a safe place for the homeless to find respite from freezing temperatures and snow. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Sloppy, Slushy Road Conditions Lead to Slow Traffic
Traffic slowed to a crawl on Jones are near Russell as conditions worsened Thursday. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
Winter storm blankets west side of Las Vegas Valley
On Wednesday evening through early Thursday a winter storm dumped more than 7 1/2 inches of snow on some parts of the Las Vegas Valley. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas snow day for children
Las Vegas kids play in the snow that fell on Feb. 21, 2019. (Belinda Englman/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Snow closes Red Rock Canyon, residents enjoy rare snowfall
The greater Las Vegas area was hit with snowfall on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2019. This video shows the areas surrounding Red Rock Canyon and the Summerlin community. Video by: Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Las Vegas kids attend school in the snow
Las Vegas children attend school during a rare snowstorm on Feb. 21, 2019. Staton Elementary School and other CCSD schools remained open. (Glenn Cook/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
People enjoying the snow in Summerlin
Fox Hill Park in Summerlin was busy Thursday morning, Feb. 21, 2019, with people enjoying the rare snow that fell overnight. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
NHP advises motorists to take caution during Las Vegas snowstorm
NHP advised motorists to take caution during the snowstorm in Las Vegas. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
It is a rainy Valentine's Day in Las Vegas - Video
These scenes come from the Las Vegas Stadium LiveCam (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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