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A University Forum Lecture titled “Inside the Experience of a Virtuoso,” a talk on a musical investigation pursued by University of Nevada, Las Vegas, professor of psychology Russell T. Hurlburt and UNLV director of classic guitar studies Ricardo Cobo, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today in the auditorium of the Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit go.unlv.edu/liberalarts/events.

Flightlinez, 425 Fremont St., is scheduled to host a fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund from noon to midnight Wednesday . Rides scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. are $15 each, and those scheduled from 6 p.m. to midnight are $20, with all proceeds going to the fund. Call 410-7999 or visit fremontstreetflightline.com.

The Las Vegas Academy Theatre plans to present “Guys and Dolls” at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays through March 17 at the Lowden Theater, 315 S. Seventh St. Tickets are $18. Call 799-7800 or visit lvacademytheatre.org.

Turtle Island Quartet plans a concert celebrating the music of John Coltrane and Jimi Hendrix for 7 p.m. Friday at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St . Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit artslasvegas.org.

A Shade Tree and Noah’s Animal House charity bingo event is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Riviera, 2901 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Play packages are $50, $75 or $100. A $2,000 prize pool is planned. Check-in is set for 6:30 p.m. Walk-ups are welcome. The Shade Tree and Noah’s Animal House, 1 W. Owens Ave., assist victims of domestic violence and their pets. Email bingo@preferred
publicrelations.com or call 385-0072.

The Junior League of Las Vegas plans to present a vintage-inspired rummage sale, Rummage Redefined —- Everything Old is New Again, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Morelli House, 861 E. Bridger Ave. Items for sale include clothing, books, toys and furniture. Food trucks LBS Patty Wagon and Grouchy John’s Coffee will be on hand. All Events Disc Jockeys will provide music. Free street parking is available.

The first full weekend of the month, Bank of America cardholders receive free admission to museums nationwide. Local attractions participating include: the Springs Preserve, the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum and the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. Visit museums.bankofamerica.com.

Only the cardholder is admitted free, and adults visiting Lied must be accompanied by children.

Worth a Drive

The first Las Vegas Jewish Music Festival is planned for 6 p.m. Sunday featuring hip-hop and funk band Hadag Nahash at Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane. Tickets range from $10 to $100. Call 804-1333, ext. 128 or visit lvjewishmusicfestival.com.

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., is set to host the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards through Sunday in the Big Springs Gallery. The display includes works from local students in grades seven to 12. The gallery is included in general admission. Visit springspreserve.org or call 822-7700.

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society plans to perform “Broadway! One Hundred Fabulous Years” at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre at the College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. The 60-voice chorus, directed by Dr. Douglas R. Peterson, will welcome guests soloists and pianist Eric Eichorst for the revue of Broadway tunes. Songs are set to include “Give My Regards to Broadway,” “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'” and “Hello Dolly.” Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for seniors, students, military personnel and the disabled. Visit the CSN box office or call 651-5483.

Roos-N-More, a nonprofit zoo that houses exotic animals for educational purposes, has scheduled open zoo days at its Moapa facility from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday and March 18. Admission is $10. Visit roosnmore.org or call 467-3585.

Sam Wolfson’s “Play Dates,” a romantic comedy about love, falling in, falling out and everything in between, is set to run at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through March 11 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets start at $21. Visit lvlt.org.

Bishop Gorman’s Theater Guild plans to present “Oklahoma!” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 9-10 and 16-17 and at 2 p.m. Sunday and March 11 and 18 at the school’s House of Performing Arts, 5959 S. Hualapai Way. Tickets are $12 to $15. Visit bishopgorman.org, call 476-4175 or emailperformingarts@bishopgorman.org.

RagTag Entertainment’s “An Inappropriate Evening with Shel Silverstein” is planned for 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Enjoy short plays, poems and even a visit by Uncle Shelbie, played by Paul Draper. Come early for an open mic scheduled from 7 to 8 p.m. where you can present original poems in the style of Shel Silverstein or read your favorites by the author. Tickets are $12 for adults or $11 for seniors or students. Visit lvlt.org.

Ongoing Events

“SPACE: A Journey to our Future” is scheduled to be on display through May 13 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The touring exhibit features lunar samples, a moon scale and various interactive, educational features on the universe. Visit springspreserve.org or call 822-7700.

The Mexico Vivo Dance Company is now open inside the Boulevard Mall, 3680 S. Maryland Parkway, and plans to host complimentary dance classes for diabetics on the second and fourth Thursday of the month. In partnership with the Health District of Southern Nevada, medical professionals are set to be on hand to provide advice and answers to various health questions. Visit angelfire.com/folk/mexicovivodc or call 735-8268.

“Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!,” a touring exhibit featuring the monkey made famous in film, television and books, is scheduled to visit the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North, through May 13. Visit ldcm.org.

The Bet on the Farm! Farmers Market is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is free. Most farmers accept only cash. Visit springspreserve.org or betonthefarm.com or call 822-7700.

Comedian George Wallace, headliner at the Flamingo, 3555 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to offer one free admission to active military members throughout 2012. Those with a valid military ID will receive one free ticket to Wallace’s show, performed at 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Visit flamingolasvegas.com or call 733-3333.

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 happyhourimprov.com or call 372-3201.

The exhibit “Short Stories” by artist Bobby Ross is scheduled to be on display through March 17 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Ross’ graphite drawings depict homelessness, aging, religious intolerance and environmental degradation. Visit metroartsnevada.com or call 229-6383.

“Mama’s Fabric,” an exhibit by John Broussard, is set to be on display through May 5 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The exhibit is focused on community organizer Beatrice Dixon, Broussard’s mother, who had a passion for sewing fabrics given to her as gifts. The exhibit includes Broussard’s photographs of diverse Americans and Dixon’s fabrics to tell her story. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 229-4800.

Jest Serendipity Improv is set to perform at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the Alexis Park Resort, 375 E. Harmon Ave. The show is limited to adults 21 or older, and tickets are $29.95. Visit jestserendipity.com.

Plan ahead

The Knights of Columbus plan an all-ages Saturday Night Stomp swing dance party March 10. Lessons begin at 7 p.m., and social dancing begins at 8 p.m., and the party is set to continue until midnight at 911 E. Ogden Ave. The dress code prohibits jeans. Admission is $5. Only cash is accepted. Visit saturdaynightstomp.com.

The Kwak Ballet Company plans a performance for 2 p.m. March 10 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on event day. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 229-6383.

The Rainbow Company plans to present “Sleeping Beauty” April 28-May 6 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The show will be a gleeful version of the classic story, featuring a weapon-wise, no-nonsense heroine who combats a malevolent wizard and his bumbling sidekick. Auditions are planned for 1 p.m. Saturday . Roles are available for those age 12 through adult. There is no cost to audition. Participants are encouraged to dress comfortably. Call 229-6553 or 229-6383, or visit artslasvegas.org.

The 12th annual Empty Bowls benefit and auction is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 10 at Green Valley High School, 460 Arroyo Grande Blvd., Henderson. The event is sponsored by the Nevada Clay Guild and Green Valley High School. A lunch of soup and bread will be served in handmade ceramic bowls. Each attendee can select his own unique ceramic bowl made by members and friends of the guild and keep it as a lasting reminder of world hunger. A live auction of bowls made by prominent artists is scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. A silent auction also is planned. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children and may be purchased at the door. All proceeds will go to the Las Vegas Catholic Worker and its programs feeding the poor and homeless of Clark County. Call Julia Occhiogrosso at 234-0755 or Donna Potter at 799-0950, ext. 114034.

n The city of Henderson plans to host the 46th annual Southern Nevada Sons of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, March 16-18 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. The event is expected to feature carnival rides, games, entertainment, a car show, a head-shaving fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and food and merchandise vendors. The parade is scheduled to kick off at 10 a.m. March 17 along Water Street. Visit hendersonlive.com.

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