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Things to do

n The inaugural Las Vegas Aloha 5K Run and 1K Walk is set for 8 a.m. Saturday at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. A portion of proceeds will benefit Three Square and its mission for a hunger-free community. Visit aloharun5k.square
space.com to register. The run costs $35 if registered before Thursday and $40 from Thursday to March 2. The walk costs $15 before Saturday and $20 from Thursday to Saturday.

n A show titled “Geraldine Zarate, the Artist,” featuring paintings inspired by children’s book illustrators, is scheduled to be on display through Sunday in the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Visit lvccld.org.

n Donny Ray Evans plans to perform at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Chrome Showroom inside Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Cover charge is $15. Visit santafestation.sclv.com.

n The Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, plans a free screening of “The Bourne Legacy,” featuring Jeremy Renner, at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The movie is rated PG-13. Call 702-229-1702.

n J.R. Pony Parties, an educational farm, welcomes the public to visit from 10 a.m. to noon during Open Gate Days scheduled for today, March 12 and 19, April 2, 16 and 30 and May 7 and 21 at 1753 Fairhaven Ave. Admission is $5, which includes pony rides, visits to the goat barn and more. Visit jrponyparties.com or call 702-631-4142.

n Sam Riddle is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Fridays in the Chrome Showroom inside Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit santafestation.sclv.com.

WORTH A DRIVE

n Bishop Gorman High School, 5959 S. Hualapai Way, plans to present “Into the Woods” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and March 8 and 9 and at 2 p.m. Sunday and March 10. Tickets are $15. Visit bishopgorman.org.

n The 2013 Battle of the Bowls Hookah Competition is set for 10 p.m. to midnight Friday at 5900 W. Charleston Blvd. Area lounges, clubs, bars and the public are invited to compete in this taste-testing event, with three rounds of competition, three scoring categories and first-, second- and third-place awards. Call 702-328-9219.

n The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., plans to exhibit the winners of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Work from local students in mediums from photography to painting will be featured through Sunday. The Springs Preserve is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. General admission is $18.95 for adults and $9.95 for Nevada residents. Special rates also are available for seniors, students and military personnel. Visit springspreseve.org.

n Touch-A-Truck is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. A horn-free session for children with special needs is scheduled from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Admission is $6 in advance or $8 at the door. Children 2 or younger are admitted free. Visit touchatruck.com.

n The UNLV Wind Orchestra is set to perform “Windows” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, military personnel and students. Visit pac.unlv.edu.

n The First Friday arts festival is scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday Friday in downtown Las Vegas. Admission is free. Free parking with shuttle service is available at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. For information on shuttle services, artists, music and more, visit firstfridaylasvegas.com.

n Las Vegas Academy Theatre performances of the musical “Oklahoma!” are set for 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through March 9 and 2 p.m. March 9 at the Lowden Theater for the Performing Arts at Ninth Street and Clark Avenue. Tickets are $18, with $15 student rates on Thursdays. Visit lvacademytheatre.org or call 702-855-9729.

PLAN AHEAD

n Casey James plans to perform at 8 p.m. March 9 at the Chrome Showroom inside Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Tickets start at $22. Call 800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.

n Geoff Tate’s “Queensryche’s 25th Anniversary of ‘Operation Mindcrime’ ” is scheduled for 8 p.m. April 13 in the Chrome Showroom inside Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Tickets start at $33. Call 800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.

n Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges plans to perform at 8 p.m. April 19 at the Chrome Showroom inside Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Tickets are $39, $52 and $65 and can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and The Fiestas or through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

n Johnny Rivers plans to perform at 8 p.m. May 3 at the Chrome Showroom inside Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Tickets start at $40.50. Call 800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.

n The Little River Band plans to perform at 8 p.m. May 18 in the Chrome Showroom inside Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Tickets start at $29. Call 800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.

First Friday

n The First Friday arts festival is scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. the first Friday of the month in downtown Las Vegas. Admission is free. Free parking with shuttle service is available at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. For information on shuttle services, artists, music and more, visit firstfridaylasvegas.com.

Some of March’s events include:

n 303 North Studio, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 115, is planning an opening reception for artist Nora Ann-Francis Martin-Hall’s “Everything Must Go” from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The exhibit also is scheduled to be open from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday. It runs through March 31. Call 702-742-6241.

n Artist Casey Weldon is set to hang his latest show “LOVE + FIND” at Trifecta Gallery inside The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The exhibit runs through March 29. Visit trifectagallery.com

n The City of the World Gallery, 1229 S. Casino Center Blvd., is scheduled to display artwork from the Las Vegas Artists Guild from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 6 p.m. to midnight Friday. Visit cityoftheworld.org.

n Blackbird Studios, 1551 S. Commerce St., has scheduled a sale of artwork from shows past from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday and 6 to 11 p.m. Friday. Visit blackbirdstudioslv.com.

n DJ Duane King, Norma Dorantes, Jawaun Barton, Siren Strings, DJ Doll Skills, Josh Bledsoe and Twenty8 are scheduled to offer live entertainment.

n Jana’s RedRoom inside The Arts Factory,107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite No. 160, is planning an opening preview for a new exhibit by Maria VanderMolen. The reception is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. Call 702-454-3709.

n Food vendors include 3Potato4 Las Vegas, Fat Daddys Ice Cream, Ben’s BBQ, Funnel Cake Cafe, JoJos Jerky, Pops Kabobs, Roamin Dough, Just Chill, The Chuck Wagon, Engine 1 Pizza, Krackin Corn, Sauced, Hot Diggity Dog, Kona Ice Las Vegas, Cindy Lorenz, Poppy the Pizza Guys, Sin City Street Treats, Curbside Cafe, Sin City Wings, Chi-Town Hustler, Grouchy John’s Coffee, Senor Blues, Las Vegas Kettle Corn and Special Events, Twisted Taters, The Cookie Bar and more.

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