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The production “Rent” returns to Ovation at Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. At 8 p.m. every Tuesday during May and June, people can enjoy the RagTag Entertainment’s production of the hit Broadway musical. Tickets are $15, and all proceeds benefit Golden Rainbow, an organization that helps those with HIV/AIDS. For more information, visit

free, family-friendly movies

The Outdoor Picture Show is back Friday and Saturday nights at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2240 Village Walk Drive. “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” is scheduled to be shown at 8 p.m. Friday, and “Megamind” is scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit thedistrictgvr.com.


Heaven Can Wait Animal Society is scheduled to host its Gimme Shelter concert and fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday at The Village Lake Las Vegas, 30 Strada di Villaggio.

The event is to feature performances from Arms of America, a U2 tribute band, and Skip Martin, a former lead singer of Kool & the Gang. Tickets are $20. VIP lounge tickets are $40. For more information, visit hcws.org or thevillagellv.com.

Zowie Bowie scheduled
for Sunday nights at Ovation

Chris Phillips, aka Zowie Bowie, pays homage to Las Vegas’ entertainment roots with “Zowie Bowie’s Vintage Vegas Show featuring Marley Taylor.” The evening of classic tunes and the Rat Pack-style banter is at 7 p.m. Sundays at Ovation inside Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. The show is open to ages 21 or older. There is a $10 cover charge at the door.

Clark county MUSEUM exhibit

From now until June 2, the Clark County Museum, 1830 S. Boulder Highway, is hosting a new exhibit, “Pueblo Indian Art: Ongoing Traditions.”

Admission to the exhibit is $2. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. daily.

For more information, call 455-7955.

Red Bull manny mania skateboarding contest hits Henderson in June

The Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St., plans to host a qualifier for the international skateboard competition Red Bull Manny Mania, which highlights manual balance tricks and the technical side of skateboarding. The competition, which features 45 to 50 competitors ages 14 to 25, starts at 6 p.m. June 18.

Entry fee for competitors is free, and athletes can sign up at the event. Practice begins at 4 p.m.

The winner from the Las Vegas stop will earn a trip to Los Angeles to compete in the U.S. National Final on July 9. The winner from the L.A. competition will represent the United States at the Red Bull Manny Mania World Final, where amateurs from 32 countries meet to determine the global champion.

For more information, visit redbullusa.com.

Rave Motion Pictures to host
Family Film Festival this summer

Rave Motion Pictures is inviting families to enjoy free G- or PG-rated films at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday at its theater at Town Square, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Featured movies include:

n June 7-8: “Megamind”

n June 14-15: “Yogi Bear”

n June 21-22: “Diary of a W impy Kid”

n June 28-29: “Live Large”

n July 5-6: “Ramona and Beezus”

n July 12-13: “The Lightning Thief”

n July 19-20: “The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader”

n July 26-27: “Gulliver’s Travels”

For more information, call 362-7283 or visit ravemotionpictures.com.

Get half-price tickets to ‘BODIES’ and ‘Titanic’ exhibits on select Thursdays

“BODIES… The Exhibition” and “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” at Luxor Hotel & Casino introduce “Thrifty Thursdays” for locals through September. Locals can receive half-off adult admission to the exhibitions on the second Thursday of each month after 7 p.m.

The “Thrifty Thursdays” offer is valid on the following dates:

n June 9

n July 7

n Aug. 11

n Sept. 8

The discount may not be combined with any other offer. Guests must present a valid Nevada ID at the Luxor box office when purchasing a ticket. Regularly priced tickets to “BODIES…The Exhibition” are $32 for adults, $30 for seniors and $24 for ages 4 to 12. Tickets to “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” are $28 for adults, $26 for seniors and $21 for ages 4 to 12. The exhibitions are open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with last admission at 9 p.m. For more information or to reserve tickets by phone, call 800-557-7428 or 262-4400.

‘The Lion King’ offers Locals discount
on children’s tickets throughout May

In celebration of its second anniversary on the Strip, Disney’s “The Lion King” at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is introducing its first locals’ ticket offer just for children. For weekend matinee performances during May, each adult purchasing a full-price ticket can purchase two child tickets for only $15.

Tickets can be purchased at the Mandalay Bay box office or the MGM Resorts Call Center at 877-632-7000. Mention “roar” for purchase. The ticket offer is available for the 4 p.m. performance of “The Lion King” on Saturdays and Sundays in May with a valid Nevada ID. Children must be younger than 17; there is a maximum of two child tickets per one adult ticket.

George Wallace offers free tickets
to U.S. military personnel

Comedian George Wallace invites military members to attend his show for free through May.

Military personnel, including active members, retirees and dependents, can present their government-issued military identification cards in exchange for a free ticket to the show at the Flamingo, 3555 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Locals can get half-price tickets
to ‘Piano! Las Vegas’

“Piano! Las Vegas” at the V Theater inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is offering half-price tickets to Las Vegas residents. Ticket prices for locals start at $14.99 for general admission and $19.99 for VIP seating, plus taxes and box office fees.

Showtimes are at 2:30 p.m. Saturdays through Thursdays.

To purchase tickets, call 866-932-1818, visit pianolasvegas.com or go to the V Theater box office.

Local residents can get discounted tickets to ‘Matsuri’ at Imperial Palace

From now until May 31, local residents can purchase tickets to “Matsuri,” a production of 15 Japanese acrobats, gymnasts, dancers and comedians who perform at the Imperial Palace, for $20, plus box office fees and tax, with a valid Nevada ID.

Since the earthquake and tsunami struck Japan in March, the show has been collecting donations at each performance to assist with relief efforts.

In addition, through May, “Matsuri” will donate $5 for each locals ticket purchased to the American Red Cross. The show already has raised more than $2,000 and hopes to reach $10,000 by the end of May.

“Matsuri” plays at 4 p.m. Saturdays through Wednesdays and 8 p.m. Fridays. Tickets are available at the Imperial Palace box office, at vegas.com or by calling 888-777-7664.

Golden Rainbow now selling tickets
for annual fundraiser

Tickets for Golden Rainbow’s 25th annual “Ribbon of Life” fundraising production, set for 1 p.m. June 26 at the Paris Theatre at Paris Las Vegas, are now for sale at parislasvegas.com or ticketmaster.com. Tickets also are available at the Paris Las Vegas box office or by calling 888-746-7784.

“Ribbon of Life” has become one of the largest HIV/AIDS fundraisers in Nevada and is Golden Rainbow’s main source of revenue. The fundraising spectacular is an original production featuring some of the best performers from premiere shows on the Las Vegas Strip.

Tickets are priced at $35, $50 and $100. VIP-level tickets are available for $200. All tickets include entry to the afterparty.

Revolution Friday Nights offer concerts at Red Rock pool

Barenaked Ladies is slated to appear at 9 p.m. Friday at Red R ock Resort’s Sandbar outdoor poolside venue, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd.

Barenaked Ladies has had several Top 5 hits, including “It’s All Been Done,” “One Week” and “Pinch Me.” Concertgoers m ust be 16 or older.

Tickets are $30, plus tax and applicable fees, and can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and t he Fiestas, by calling 547-5300 or logging onto stationcasinos.com.

Las Vegas Ballet company plans performances at summerlin library

The Las Vegas Ballet Company and the Kwak Ballet Academy plan to present spring ballet concerts at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Summerlin Library’s Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive.

Choreography is by Kyudong Kwak, with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach to be played by the Nevada School of the Arts violin ensemble.

Admission is $15. For more information, call 866-967-8167 or visit lasvegasballet.org.

Former Foreigner singer to perform with band at Suncoast

Domenick Allen and his musicians plan to present “Vinyl” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Suncoast S howroom, 9090 Alta Drive.

“Vinyl” is a celebration of classic rock utilizing video, laser-lighting effects and state-of-the-art sound design. Allen and his musicians plan to perform works by Foreigner, The Beatles, The Who, Jimi Hendrix and others.

Allen was with Foreigner, known best for “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Double Vision” and “Cold As Ice.” He has acted on Broadway in “Blood Brothers.”

Tickets are available starting from $15.95, plus tax and convenience fees, by calling 636-7075 or visiting suncoastcasino.com, or save on convenience fees by purchasing the tickets in person at Coast Casinos.

producer Ed Mathews bringing
‘Hit Parade The Show’ to Suncoast

Producer Ed Mathews announces “Hit Parade The Show,” scheduled for 7:30 p.m. June 4 and 5 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive.

Based on the old radio and television show formats, “Hit Parade The Show” is a fully scripted book musical.

Performers include the Lionardo Orchestra, Carmine Mandia (from “Shades of Sinatra”), Mark Giovi (formerly with the Las Vegas Tenors), Genevieve Dew (“Lady Day”), Bobby Brooks Hamilton, Ron Smith (Tournament of Kings), The Swing City Dolls and Charley Raymond.

Tickets start at $15.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased by calling 636-7075 or visiting suncoastcasino.com, or save on convenience fees by purchasing the tickets in person at Coast Casinos.

Starbright Theatre to host
showgirls production june 5

Mistinguett Productions plans to present “Showgirl Follies … A Life In Feathers & Rhinestones” at 7 p.m. June 4 and 3 p.m. June 5 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd.

This 90-minute show pays tribute to the showgirls who worked in the top hotels — the Dunes, the Aladdin, the Sahara, the Stardust, the Tropicana, the MGM Grand, Harrah’s, the Hacienda, Caesars Palace and the Desert Inn.

The master of ceremonies is Michael Ziegfeld, a comic ventriloquist from “Saturday Night Live’s TV Funhouse,” singer Mark Francis from Greg Thompson’s “Erocktica” and “Broadway,” singer Stella Milano, an international tango recording artist, and Sheldon Craig from Broadway’s “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” and “Ragtime.”

Tickets are $15 for Sun City Summerlin residents and $18 for nonresidents.

For more information, call the Pinnacle box office at 240-1301.

Gateway Arts Foundation
continues poem series

The Gateway Arts Foundation plans to continue The Poetic Voice Within series at 7 p.m. Thursday at Hattie’s House, 9109 Lazy Hill Circle.

Thursday ‘s presentation will be on free verse . The Thursday presentation will be on reading, performing, critiquing and publishing.

Host Ed Bennett is a poet and the author of “A Transit of Venus.”

The cost is $10, with part of the proceeds to benefit the foundation’s scholarship program. Seating is limited.

RSVP is required. To RSVP, email verseguy@yahoo.com.

For more information on the Gateway Arts Foundation’s programs, visit gatewayartsfoundation.org.

JURIED SHOW runs through June 18

The 22nd annual Juried Show is scheduled to run through June 18 at the Contemporary Arts Center inside The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. More than $4,000 in prize money will be awarded to the dozens of artists selected for the show. Artists working in contemporary visual arts are exposed to a wide audience. The exhibition is considered a prominent showcase in Southern Nevada and highlights the work of emerging artists in all media.

For more information visit lasvegascac.org.

Brews & Blues Festival planned
for June at Springs Preserve

Advance tickets for the Springs Preserve’s second annual Brews & Blues Festival, headlined by Los Angeles-based The Forty Fours, are on sale for $25 each.

The festival, which is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. June 4 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., will feature live blues music and an array of craft beers from local Las Vegas brewers and others from across the country.

Admission is limited to the first 2,500 ticket holders. Advance ticket holders will be admitted to the festival at 3 p.m. Tickets also will be sold at the door on the day of the event for $30 each, if any remain. Tickets are available at the Springs Preserve box offices or online at vegasbrewsandblues.com.

melodious jones trio to perform
at italian american social club

The Melodious Jones Trio is scheduled to perform from 8 to 11 p.m. every Friday at the Italian American Social Club, 2333 E. Sahara Ave. The concerts coincide with the Nostalgic Dance Society.

For more information about the trio’s performances, visit melodiousjones.com. For more information about the dance society, visit meetup.com/nostalgicdance or nostaglicdance.com.

Reggae in the Desert scheduled
for June 11 in Las Vegas

Reggae in the Desert celebrates a decade of bringing national acts to the local stage during the 10th annual festival June 11 at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Freddie McGregor, Mykal Rose, Don Carlos, Junior Reid, Michael Black, Detour Posse, Reggae Angels and Reggae in the Desert staple DJ Rhamma are scheduled to perform.

Doors open at 2 p.m., and the event concludes at 11 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. Only cash is accepted at the door for tickets on the day of the show. Children 5 or younger are admitted free.

To purchase tickets, call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. For more information, visit reggaeinthedesert.com or call

hot glass show at charleston heights arts center kicks off June 17

“Hot Glass: Art and Architectural Glass from Stacey Neff and the New Mexico Experimental Glass Workshop” exhibition is scheduled from June 17 through Aug. 18 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

Show times will be 12:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call 229-1012 or visit artslasvegas.org/visual_arts/galleries.html.

Plaza to host Vans Warped Tour 2011

The Vans Warped Tour 2011 is scheduled to come to Las Vegas starting at 11 a.m. June 30 at the Plaza Hotel parking lot, 1 S. Main St.

Artists scheduled to perform include 3OH!3, A Day To Remember, The Devil Wears Prada and Asking Alexandria.

This is an all-ages show. Tickets are on sale for $28, plus any additional service fees. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or by calling 474-4000. For more information, visit warpedtour.com.

former review-journal editor’s exhibit open at left of center art gallery

A tribute to the photography of the late Las Vegas Review-Journal assistant city editor Warren Bates is on display at Left of Center Art Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road.

The exhibit is called “Road to Zzyzx.” Its images document deserted areas in and around the desert settlement. It is scheduled to run through June 4.

Bates died in April 2010, seven miles outside the California ghost town of Amboy, more than 130 miles from Las Vegas, when a train broadsided his car. He was 49.

For more information about the show, go to warrenbatesphoto.com. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment Saturday.

Concert Saturday at the Cannery

A free concert is set for Saturday at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Several popular groups from the 1960s and 70s, including Sonny Geraci, Brenton Woods, The Contours featuring Sylvester Potts and The Happenings, are set to perform.

The concert gets under way at 5 p.m. Before the concert, classic car and hot rod owners are encouraged to attend the public drive-in and display their vehicles on Aerojet Way.

The first 200 drivers to arrive get the best display spots for their cars and will receive a free T-shirt. Concert tickets are free and available while supplies last at the front desk.

Caliente Noche Latina, Volume 1 scheduled at Aliante Station

Caliente Noche Latina is scheduled to perform with Volume 1 at 9 p.m. Saturdays at Access Showroom in Aliante Station, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Doors open at 9 p.m. Cover is $5, and the show is for those 21 or older.

Bulgarian Concert planned

Bulgarian Rhythm, a concert featuring Angel Gadzhey, master of the gadulka, a violin-like instrument, is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. Gadzhey is set to perform traditional Bulgarian folk music with three other Bulgarian musicians. The concert is part of the World Vibration Music Series. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 on the day of the show. For more information, call 455-7340.

Greg Peterson to perform

Greg Peterson and his band are set to perform hits from the 1970s this week at Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, 4575 Boulder Highway. He is scheduled to perform from 8 p.m. to midnight tonight through Thursday and 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday through Sunday. Admission is free but limited to adults 21 or older. For more information, call 888 236-9066 or go to arizonacharliesboulder.com.

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