September 14, 2015 - 1:40 pm
THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. Beethoven & Brahms — Opening Night:The Las Vegas Philharmonic’s 17th season opening-night performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $26 to $96. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
2. Justin Moore:The country singer and songwriter is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 200 S. 3rd St. Tickets are $29 to $49. Visit dlvec.showare.com or call 702-388-2100.
3. Literature to Life: A free workshop is set for 2 p.m. and a free stage presentation of “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd for 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Teachers and students are encouraged to attend the workshop presented by Nevada Humanities and the city of Las Vegas, in association with Young Audiences New York. The Literature to Life stage presentation is set to be performed by Lily Balsen. Seating is limited for the workshop, so advance registration is required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 702-800-4670. Questions and a discussion are set to follow the stage presentation. Call 702-229-2787.
4. “13 Baristas”: The exhibition of works by artist Adam Turl gives viewers a glimpse into the lives of a fictional group of coffee workers. An opening reception is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 10 at Brett Wesley Gallery, 1025 S. First St., No. 150. Visit brettwesleygallery.com or call 702-433-4433.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Rachel’s Kitchen Jam: Live musical performances are scheduled, featuring Britteny Hauser from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 10 and Tim Mendoza from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at Rachel’s Kitchen in The Ogden, 150 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Visit rachelskitchen.com.
Author Talk: John Alite plans to talk about the Gotti Crime Family at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave. Alite collaborated with George Anastasia to publish the book “Gotti’s Rules: The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti and the Demise of the American Mafia.” The talk is free for museum members and with paid museum admission (which is $13.95 for local residents). Visit themobmuseum.org or call 702-229-2734.
Cinema in the Circle: As part of the monthly series, a screening of the 1976 film “Freaky Friday” is scheduled for sundown Sept. 11 at Huntridge Circle Park, 1251 S. Maryland Parkway. Concessions will be for sale at 6:30 p.m. Visit tinyurl.com/citchplv.
“Beat Poetics”: Bruce Isaacson, Clark County’s poet laureate, is scheduled to host a free workshop at noon Sept. 12 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.
Faces of the Fort Scavenger Hunt: The faces of important figures in early Las Vegas history will be hidden all over the grounds of the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, 500 E. Washington Ave., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 12. Learn about fort history while using biographical clues to find and identify all of the faces for a prize. Admission is $1 per person (children 12 or younger admitted free). Call 702-486-3511 or visit parks.nv.gov/parks/old-las-vegas-mormon-fort.
Bruce Harper Big Band with Elisa Fiorillo: The band is scheduled to perform from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 12 at Ron DeCar’s Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $15 to $22. Visit rondecarseventcenter.com or call 702-384-0771.
“Stand Up Stars and Stripes Comedy”: The comedy show is set for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Sam’s Town, 5225 Boulder Highway. Three U.S. Military veterans — award-winning film and television actor Mark Valley, stand-up comedian PJ Walsh and comedian and radio/TV host James P. Connolly — are set to perform together. A portion of the event’s proceeds is to be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. Active and retired military personnel will receive half off their ticket by showing a military ID or DD-214 at any Boyd Gaming box office. Tickets are $20 at samstownlv.com or call 702-284-7777.
Picnic by Design: The event, hosted by The Center in partnership with Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 12 at Symphony Park, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Before the event, designers will create over-the-top picnic baskets to be sold online to the Las Vegas community. On Sept. 12, guests who have purchased a basket can enjoy a picnic dinner experience using their basket. All proceeds are to benefit The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, 401 S. Maryland Parkway, and the foundation. Visit thecenterlv.org/picnic or call 702-802-5403.
LGBTQ Senior Prom: The inaugural gathering for those older than 50 is planned for Pride Week from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Sept. 12 at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. The theme for the evening is “You’re The One That I Want” from the movie “Grease” and will feature music, dancing and pop culture from the 1950s. Suggested donations are $10 per person.
Laura Taylor Trio:The Las Vegas Jazz Society plans to present the trio with David Loeb on piano and Bob Sachs on bass from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $13 for society members with a card. Visit the front desk at the center or call 702-455-7340.
Cosmopolitan art exhibit: The P3Studio artist-in-residence Brent Sommerhauser’s exhibit is set for viewing through Sept. 13 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 6 to 11 p.m. Sundays. Sommerhauser plans to introduce guests to kiln-formed glass, demonstrating the process of working with it and allowing them to create small sketches in glass by layering color combinations of glass powder, glass strings and other glass elements over Bullseye handmade glass tiles that Sommerhauser will fire in his Olympic glass kilns. The resulting tiles will be photographed and shared on his Instagram account @P3ArtGlass. Then, the tiles will be combined to contribute to a growing work that will serve as a record of those who participated, filling P3Studio with light, color and pattern. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.
Computer club meeting: The Clark County Commodore Computer Club’s next meeting is set from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 15 in room 16 of the Clark County School District building at 2701 E. St Louis Ave. Email Al Jackson at email@example.com or Forrest Nettles at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 702-363-3331.
Movies at the library: Free screenings are planned at 1 p.m. Tuesdays in the Main Theater at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, as part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Lombard in the 30’s movie series. Upcoming movies include “Hands Across the Table,” Sept. 15, and “The Princess Comes Across,” Sept. 22. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3459.
Lula Washington Dance Theatre: The troupe featuring Kamasi Washington and Marcus L. Miller is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets range from $19 to $85. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
Anita Paul Presents At Stirling Club Luncheon: The luncheon is planned for 11:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at Gordon Biersch, 3987 Paradise Road. The cost is $26, with no membership fee. The guest presenter is Stirling Club VIP member Anita Paul, effective communications coach. She will discuss ideas and tips to improve communication skills for greater results in business and personal life.
“In Focus: Downtown Architecture”: The exhibition is set to be on display from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. The exhibition features photos of 25 downtown buildings of significance that the city commissioned from local photographers Ryan Reason and Jennifer Burkhart to shoot for historical record. An opening reception is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 17. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
Vegas PBS job workshop, job fair: Vegas PBS is partnering with Hiring Our Heroes to host a free pre-employment workshop and job fair for veterans, service members and military spouses from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 17 at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The workshop is set to cover a variety of topics, such as resume building, networking and interviewing. The following job fair will feature more than 50 employers, including health care professionals, with local job openings. Businesses with immediate hiring needs are welcome to participate. Job seekers and employers are required to register at cvent.com/d/zrqxqg. Call 702-799-1010.
Cosmic Cocktails: The Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, plans to host the Cosmic Cocktails event from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 18 for guests 21 or older in the Neon Boneyard. The event is planned in partnership with the Las Vegas Astronomical Society and will offer guests the opportunity to stargaze using a variety of telescope equipment and to enjoy food and libations from some of downtown’s best restaurants. A disc jockey playing live music also is planned. Tickets are $75, and advance registration is required. A cash bar will be available. Visit neonmuseum.org/happenings.
Lucky Duck Family Festival: The Foundation for Positively Kids’ 15th annual festival is planned from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event is free, and events throughout the day are set to include family activities, a dance-a-thon, children’s games, characters and classic cars. All proceeds will benefit Positively Kids’ programs for medically fragile children in Clark County. Attendees can adopt a rubber duck for $5, or a Quack Pack of six ducks for $25, for a chance to win a grand prize of $500,000 at the 4 p.m. duck pluck, where 5,000 rubber ducks will float in the pond at Town Square. Learn more about adopting a duck by visiting duckrace.com/lasvegas. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, call Tilda Silao at 619-888-5301.
“Decorating from Top to Bottom with Thom Filicia”: Tickets for this conversational presentation by former “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” interior design expert Thom Filicia are available for the event scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center, 495 S. Grand Central Parkway, No. 2203. The event is set to include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction with proceeds benefiting the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Interior Design Society. Tickets are $50 at the door or $45 in advance. Visit lvphil.org.
Healthy Kids Festival: The fourth annual event is set to mark Childhood Obesity Awareness Month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at Paradise Park, 4775 McLeod Drive. Sponsored by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s All 4 Kids Program and the Clark County Parks and Recreation Department, the free festival is set to include information about healthy eating and activity choices, healthy eating demonstrations, music and entertainment, games, sports exhibitions and signups, dance and Zumba. Call 702-940-5437 or email email@example.com.
“Celebrating Life! 2015 Winners Circle”: An exhibition of work by artists 50 or older is set to be on display from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through Sept. 12 at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
Frankie Moreno: Performances are set in Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 29. Tickets start at $25 for single shows and $250 for the series. Call 702-749-2000 or 808-326-6868 or visit thesmithcenter.com.
“Really Bad Rice”: The exhibition featuring the work of artist Greg Allred is scheduled through Oct. 8 during regular business hours at the Las Vegas City Hall Chamber Gallery, 495 S. Main St. Sculptures incorporate common objects, made of steel, in unlikely relationships. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
Call for art: Sin City Gallery’s annual “12 Inches of Sin” show, featuring works 12 inches square or smaller, is accepting submissions through Oct. 31 for the 2016 juried show. Visit 12ofsin.com.
“It Happened Like This”: The free annual exhibition of mostly local artists, including Richard Hooker, Kim Johnson and C.A. Traen, reinterpreting the literary influences of narrative and mystery is open during receptions and by appointment through Nov. 25 in the Mayor’s Gallery at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Call 702-229-1012 for an appointment and more information.
Dinosaurs & Roses charity drive: The thrift store at 4310 E. Tropicana Ave. plans to host a weekly event featuring a different charity each week. Shop in the nonprofit’s store that week, and 20 percent of the sales will go to the charity. Visit dinosaursandroses.org and print a coupon or mention the charity of the week when you come in to shop. The Sept. 12 charity is the Music for Life.
WORTH A DRIVE
Butterfly Habitat: With weather cooling, the butterflies are expected to be back, and the Butterfly Habitat at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., is slated to open from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. daily. Admission to the habitat is $2 for members and $3 for nonmembers. Visit springspreserve.org.
Super Summer Theatre: The season-closing “Lend Me A Tenor” is set for 7:05 p.m. Sept. 10-26 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Parking is set to open at 5 p.m., and meadow seating at 6 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or rent a chair in general admission grass seating. Picnics are welcome, and concessions are sold. Tickets are $12 in advance and are available at showtix4u.com. A limited number of tickets may be available at the gate for $20. Visit supersummertheatre.org.
Emergency Kit Cook-Off: The free event is slated from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. Attendees can celebrate National Preparedness Month with a cooking competition that challenges local government officials to prepare gourmet dishes using items and food from a 72-hour emergency supply kit. The purpose of the event is to teach residents the importance of emergency preparedness. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2272.
“The Art of Craft”: The exhibit is set to run Sept. 10-Dec. 6 in the art gallery at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. A variety of different mediums will be displayed, including fused glass, textiles, paper crafts, jewelry, original paintings, mixed media and original photography. Visit lasvegascraftersguild.com, lvccld.org or call 702-507-3860.
Diamond Dig: MJ Christensen plans to host the event to benefit Dress for Success Southern Nevada from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at its Boca Park location, 8980 W. Charleston Blvd. Attendees can win prizes by buying a “scoop” from a sandbox filled with gemstones that correspond to prizes. The grand prize is an Asher 14-carat yellow gold diamond and enhanced colored diamond pendant. Hors d’oeuvres and wine are planned, and 10 percent of the proceeds from purchases will benefit nonprofit Dress for Success. Admission is free. TO RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 702-802-2588.
“Anything Goes”: Broadway Bound and Studio One’s Summerlin Dance Academy plan to present “Anything Goes” by Cole Porter in 12 performances Sept. 11-26 in the theater at the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Tickets are $15. Visit broadwayboundlv.com.
The Las Vegas 50 Plus Expo 2015: The expo is set from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Grand Ballroom at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. Admission is free. Expect seminars on wealth management, free medical screenings, holistic and alternative medical options, and live music with a disc jockey and dancing. Visit discover50plus.com.
Vegas Iris Society Fall Fundraiser Rhizome Sale: The sale is set from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Star Nursery, 8725 S. Eastern Ave. Local growers will be on hand to answer questions. Call 702-648-9059 or email email@example.com.
A.C.T.S. Talent Show benefiting Safe Nest: The 18th annual Advertising Community Talent Show is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 11 inside the Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Doors are set to open at 6 p.m. when a silent auction is planned. Advertising professionals from the Las Vegas Valley are set to showcase their talents to benefit the Safe Nest shelter. Admission is $31.35. Visit santafestation.sclv.com or call 702-658-4900.
Nuclear history: Ernie Williams and Richard Reed, with 100 years of experience working at the Nevada Test Site between them, are set to speak on Nevada nuclear testing history from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 11 at the West Flamingo Senior Center, 6255 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is free, but registration is required. Visit clarkcountynv.gov.
Real Estate Symposium: The Commercial Alliance Las Vegas plans to host its 10th annual Commercial Alliance Educational Symposium from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road. Lunch is set to feature “Las Vegas Real Estate Legends – When Cocktail Napkins Were Contracts” with panelists to include local experts Kevin Buckley and Mark Fine and former Clark County Commissioner Bruce Woodbury. On-site registration begins at 7:30 a.m. All-day admission is $99 for alliance or Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors members and $149 for others or $40 for lunch only. Visit calv.org or call 702-784-5050.ed number of tickets may be available at the gate for $20. Visit supersummertheatre.org.
Science Safari — Mammals: Families are invited to come discover the wildlife of the Spring Mountains through games, art and exploration with naturalists and professional biologists from 9:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 12 at the Spring Mountain Visitor Gateway, 2750 Kyle Canyon Road on Mount Charleston. Learn about mammals’ adaptations, tracks and trails. Registration is required, and the cost is $5 per child and adult. Visit gomtcharleston.com/register.html.
Bite of Las Vegas:The 18th annual food and music event is planned from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept 12 at Desert Breeze Park, 8275 Spring Mountain Road. Concerts by Third Eye Blind, Lifehouse, Andy Grammer, Need to Breathe and Hilary Duff are planned, along with food from area restaurants. Advance tickets start at $18.50, and tickets at the gate will be $35. Children 6 or younger will be admitted free. Visit mix941fm.cbslocal.com/show/bite-of-las-vegas.
Something Scottish: The 15th annual Scottish festival is slated from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. A wee bairns corner for children, live entertainment and traditional Scottish food for purchase are planned. Admission is free. Call 702-507-3631 or visit lvccld.org.
Grandparent’s Day: Seniors 50 or older and their grandchildren are invited to a free Clark County celebration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at the West Flamingo Senior Center and outside in West Flamingo Park, 6255 W. Flamingo Road. The event is set to kick off at 9:15 a.m. with a half-mile walk around the park. Other activities include a bounce house for kids, games such as horse shoes and lawn croquet, and booths featuring the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardner Program, the Gem and Mineral Society, the Society For Financial Awareness and the State of Nevada Health Partners. Indoors, expect all-ages yoga, a magic show and Wii Bowling. Vision checks will be offered by the Summerlin Lions Club. Participants are encouraged to bring donations of yarn for future public art projects by the West Flamingo Yarn Stormers. Visit clarkcountynv.gov/parks.
Autumn Plant Sale: Find a diverse selection of water-wise and desert-adapted plants at the sale scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org.
Superhero 5K race: The Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada plans to host its 25th anniversary Superhero 5K with Chet Buchanan at 8:15 a.m. Sept. 12 at Exploration Peak Park in Mountain’s Edge, 9700 S. Buffalo Drive. Participants are encouraged to come in costume, and children’s activities are planned, including an inflatable obstacle course, a bounce house and games. A bone marrow drive hosted by Be The Match, a 5K awards ceremony, food and refreshments, raffle prizes and a 25th anniversary commemoration also are scheduled. Event-day registration is set to begin at 6:30 a.m. and the race and walk at 8:15 a.m. Festivities are set to continue until noon. Visit candlelighersnv.org or call 702-737-1919. Superhero capes are being sold for $5 while supplies last at the Candlelighters office, 8990 Spanish Ridge Ave., Suite 100.
Prince Jonah Kuhio Ho’olaule’a & Pacific Islands Festival: The 25th annual event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 12 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. The free event will celebrate the Pacific Islander culture with the sights, sounds and smells of Hawaii, Tahiti and the Samoan Islands. Island-style entertainment, crafts and food are planned. Viisit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2171.
Doggie Paddle & Play Day: Dogs can go for a dip in the pool at the annual event, scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Black Mountain Aquatic Complex, 599 Greenway Road. Registration is $10 per dog in advance or $15 at the door. Dogs weighing 30 pounds or less swim from 8 to 9:15 a.m.; dogs weighing 31 to 70 pounds swim from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. or from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; and dogs weighing 71 pounds or more swim from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Dogs must be canine- and people-friendly. Owners must supply proof of pet licensing and vaccinations from the city where the dog resides and are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. The pool will be drained, cleaned and closed for the fall and winter following the event. Register at cityofhenderson.com using activity code 436203 or at any city of Henderson recreation center or indoor pool.
Super Summer Benefit: Sen. Richard Bryan is scheduled to serve as master of ceremonies when Super Summer Theatre celebrates 40 years of performances with a family-friendly benefit from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 13 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Adult tickets are $140, and tickets for children 6 to 17 are $40. Children 5 or younger get in free. The adult ticket price includes wine, beer and cocktails. Food served family-style will be available. An area is set to be devoted to children’s activities. Proceeds are slated to support the theater’s efforts to secure a $500,000 challenge grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. Visit supersumertheatre.org.
Red Rock Ramblers: A bluegrass concert is planned from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in the large amphitheater at the Spring Mountain Visitor Gateway, 2750 Kyle Canyon Road on Mount Charleston. Tickets are $5. Visit gomtcharleston.com.
Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society: The society plans to meet at 2 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Speaker Alan Koch is set to present a talk on orchid biology. A social hour is set for 1 p.m., with an orchid sale, show-and-tell and food and refreshments. The meeting is free and open to the public. Call 702-845-4872.
World Cup Cyclocross: The cycling event is scheduled for Sept. 16 at the Desert Breeze Soccer Complex, 8275 Spring Mountain Road. Racers from 15 countries are expected to participate in the CLIF Bar CrossVegas-sponsored event that requires competitors to travel on various terrains — pavement, grass, steep hills and barriers — and in some places, cyclists will dismount to navigate obstacles, then remount their bicycles to finish the race. Visit crossvegas.com.
Vegas Gone Yoga! Festival: The 2015 festival is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Classes will primarily target intermediate through advanced practitioners. Festival admission is $119 per day or $169 for the full weekend. Visit vegasgoneyoga.com.
Show Your Heart Run: The 5K race and 1.7-mile fun walk are set to benefit the Children’s Heart Foundation Sept. 19 at Kellogg-Zaher Park, 7901 W. Washington Ave. Festivities are set to start at 6:30 a.m. with a warm-up and announcements to be followed by the 5K start at 7 a.m., with the fun walk to follow. Fees are $45 for the 5K and $10 for the walk. All runners receive a custom medal, a bib and D-tag for timing. Packet pick-up is available from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Boca Park REI or prior to the race. Visit chfn.org or call 702-967-3522.
Theater Classes: Super Summer Theatre is expanding with plans to offer fall theater classes in its studio space at 4340 Valley View St., Suite 204. Upcoming offerings include classes in auditioning, performing and stage combat. Sessions for adults and youths 11 to 15 are slated to start in September. Visit supersummertheatre.org.
Vintage Urban Collection: The exhibit by Alexander P. Huerta of PeaceNArt Studio is set to be on display during regular library hours through Oct. 4 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The exhibition features Huerta’s works, which combine scratch board and collage techniques on wood, illustrating an urban story line. Call 702-507-3630.
Wet ‘n’ Wild celebrates seniors, veterans: On Sept. 12 and 13, the Salute To Our Heroes promotion will offer free general admission to active members of the U.S. military, veterans and first responders, including active-duty police, sheriff, highway patrol, firefighters, EMT and paramedics. To receive a complimentary ticket, guests must show a valid ID or badge. Attendees may also purchase up to six discounted admission tickets for family members at $19.99 per ticket. Call 702-979-1600 or visit wetnwildlasvegas.com.
Tennis classes: Tennis classes for youths and adults conducted by the Nevada Tennis Association are planned for Mondays Sept. 14-Oct. 19 and Nov. 2-Dec. 7 at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park, 7351 W. Alexander Road; Tuesdays Sept. 15-Oct. 20 and Nov. 3-Dec. 8 at Garehime Heights Park, 3901 N. Campbell Road; Thursdays Sept. 17-Oct. 22 and Nov. 5-Dec. 17 at Mountain Ridge Park, 7151 Oso Blanco Road; and Saturdays Sept. 19-Oct. 24 and Nov. 7-Dec. 19 at Sunny Springs Park, 3801 Golden Talon Ave. Weekday times and fees for each six-week session are, for ages 5 to 8, $42, 4 to 4:30 p.m.; ages 9 to 12, $60, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; teens, $60, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; and adults, $60, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday times and fees are ages 5 to 8, $42, 9 to 9:30 a.m.; ages 9 to 12, $60, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; teens, $60, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and adults, $60, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call USTA Nevada at 702-792-8384 or visit ustanevada.com.
“Art”: The play by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sundays and 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays through Sept. 20 in the Fischer Black Box at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Visit lvlt.org or call 702-362-7996.
“Clybourne Park”: Performances of the contemporary drama directed by Lysander Abadia are scheduled at 2 p.m Sundays and 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays Sept. 11-27 on the main stage at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for students and seniors. Visit lvlt.org or call 702-362-7996.
Dog Daze of Summer: The annual pet event is set from 8 to 11 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Desert Breeze Aquatic Center, 8275 W. Spring Mountain Road, when dogs will be allowed to swim in the pool before it is drained for the season. Swim times are from 8 to 9:15 a.m. for dogs less than 50 pounds and from 9:45 to 11 a.m. for dogs larger than 50 pounds. Owners are not allowed in the pool. Raffles and pet contests such as “Tallest Dog,” “Shortest Dog” and “Funniest Pet Trick” are planned. Space is limited to 100 dogs per session. Pre-Pre-register at clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration for $5 or pay $10 at the door. Call 702-455-7798.
Brazilian Outdoor Festival: The second annual Brazilian Outdoor Festival is planned from 4 to 10 p.m. Sept. 20 at Via Brasil Steakhouse, 1225 S. Fort Apache Road. A celebration of Brazilian Independence Day and a showcase of the culture and cuisine of Brazil, the event is set to feature live entertainment with bands, samba dancers and Capoeira performances, along with traditional Brazilian food and drinks. The event will benefit Opportunity Village. Guaranteed no-wait entry on the day of the event tickets are $10 through Sept. 13. General admission will be $12 after that date. Limited VIP preferred seating tickets are available upon request, with access to a menu of complimentary dishes during the event. Children 12 or younger will be admitted free. For tickets, visit the restaurant or viabrasilsteakhouse.com. For more information, call 702-804-1400.
Register for the upcoming Las Vegas Hemophilia Walk and 5K: The Nevada chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation is registering participants for the Sept. 26 Hemophilia Walk and 5K at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. All walkers or runners who collect more than $25 in walk pledges will receive a 2015 Hemophilia Walk T-shirt. There is no fee to register. Visit hemophilia.org.
50th Western reunion: Western High School’s class of 1965 plans to host its 50th reunion Oct. 16 and 17 at the Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. Call Kathy Keller at 702-736-3155 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
LV Craft Shows: Shows are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 17, Nov. 28 and Dec. 13 in the Veil Pavilion at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Admission is free. Visit silvertoncasino.com.
Downtown Cultural Series – Dueling Harp Concert: The free concert featuring Mariano Gonzalez and Cristina Cabrera is set from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Jury Assembly Room of the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Call 702-229-3515.
Nevada Senior Olympics Dance Showcase: Sponsored by the Nevada Senior Games, the event is planned for 1 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Flamingo Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. It is free. To RSVP, call 702-878-2908.
Pawn Stars Poker Run: The event benefiting the Epilepsy Foundation of Nevada and led by Rick Harrison of “Pawn Stars” is scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 4 at the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, 713 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Early registration is $30 per rider and $20 per passenger. Visit epilepsy.com/nevada.
Downtown Brew Fest: Tickets are on sale for the event scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. It is set to include Festaurant Row, with beer-inspired dishes and the opportunity to sample more than 200 local, regional and international brews from more than 60 breweries. Tickets start at $30. Visit downtownbrewfestival.com.
Rise Against: The group is scheduled to perform from 8 to 11 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 200 S. Third St. Tickets are $39.50 to $79.50. Visit dlvec.showare.com or call 702-388-2100.
Chorus Singers sought: The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society has openings in both the Musical Arts Chorus & Orchestra and the Musical Arts Singers choral ensemble. To audition, visit snmas.com or call Dr. Douglas R. Peterson at 702-451-6672 for an appointment.
Look inside “Ka”: Cirque du Soleil invites visitors and locals to get an inside look at “Ka,” as it reveals the history, background and science behind the show in free Ka Theatre Spectacular open houses scheduled for 11 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The open houses will highlight the work, inspiration and technology used in the $165 million production. Call 702-891-7940.
Social CirKish: Acrobatic performance and social skill development classes for youths 13 to 19 are planned from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. Email Shannon Pates Xhola at email@example.com.
“Sevens Live!”: Poet Lee Mallory plans to present “Sevens Live!”, a music, comedy and spoken-arts showcase, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays inside the Cantina at the Silver Sevens, 4100 Paradise Road. Admission is free with a one-drink minimum. Call 702-733-7300.
“Matt and Mattingly’s Bucket Show”: Performances are scheduled at 10 p.m. Wednesdays at the Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St., Suite 145. The two-man improv show with musical accompaniment is free, but audience members are encouraged to pay what they want into a bucket at the end of the performance. Visit mattandmattingly.com.
African drum class: Master teacher “Papa” Diarra Zumana is scheduled to instruct this class from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Baobab Stage at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The cost is $20. Visit baobabstage.com or call 702-202-8010.
Rhythm of Life drum classes: Percussionist and musical facilitator L.A. is scheduled to instruct classes from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the City of the World gallery at 1229 S. Casino Center Blvd. The cost is $35 per class. Visit cityoftheworld.org or call 702-409-7549.
“Improv Kingdom”: The show is scheduled at 8 p.m. Mondays at the Baobab Stage at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. A drop-in improv class is scheduled at 6 p.m. The cost is $10 for the class or the show or $15 for both. Visit tinyurl.com/impkdom or call 702-202-8010.
“Don’t Quit Your Day Job”: The weekly show is scheduled at 10 p.m. Saturdays at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave., and features a one-on-one interview with a special guest designed to inspire improvised scenes. Tickets are $10. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.
Dirk Arthur Wild Magic: The show featuring longtime Las Vegas magician Dirk Arthur and his big cats is scheduled at 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the Westgate, 3000 Paradise Road. Tickets are $50 to $90. Visit tinyurl.com/dacatwg or call 800-222-5361.