April 21, 2016 - 12:00 pm
THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. Scotty McCreery: The “American Idol” season 10 winner is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. April 22 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. McCreery’s songs blend contemporary and traditional country music. Tickets are $25, $30 or $55. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-4849.
2. Heritage Festival & Parade: The free city of Henderson event is slated for April 23 in the Water Street District, kicking off with a Mayor & Council Breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by a parade at 10 a.m. along Water Street from Ocean Avenue to Victory Road. Festival activities are planned from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and live entertainment is scheduled to start at noon at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. Food vendors also are planned. The event aims to celebrate the city’s history and its incorporation, which took place April 16, 1953. Parade entries are scheduled to be judged on creativity, overall appeal and the incorporation of the event’s theme, My Henderson. Prizes are $1,000 for first place, $750 for second place and $500 for third place. Visit tinyurl.com/hendersonheritage or call 702-267-2171.
3. Rockie Brown: The rock show is scheduled for 8 p.m. April 22 inside Club Madrid at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets are $10. Visit sunsetstation.sclv.com.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
The Age of Vikings: Henderson Libraries is scheduled to share part of Norwegian history at this free event at 9 a.m. April 23 at the Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway. Guests are slated to learn about ships, weapons and even some misconceptions about the culture. Call 702-565-8402.
CPR: The city of Henderson is slated to provide a class to introduce people to lifesaving skills at 9:30 a.m. April 23 at the Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St. Participants must be 12 or older. Register with activity code 282009-48. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-4060.
Las Vegas Intertribal Pow Wow: A free Native American dance performance is scheduled at 11 a.m. April 23 at the Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway. Call 702-565-8402.
Clint Holmes: The singer-songwriter is slated to perform at 7 p.m. April 23 at the M Pavilion inside the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $19.99, $24.99 or $29.99 and can be purchased at the M Box Office, by calling 800-745-3000 or by visiting ticketmaster.com.
Boys & Girls Clubhouse fundraiser: A fundraiser to help the support the Mary & Sam Boyd Clubhouse in Henderson is planned from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 21 at Lovelady Brewing, 20 S. Water St. The Boyd & Girls Clubhouse reported 22 shattered windows and over $22,000 worth of damage over a week ago. The fundraiser will feature local beers provided by Lovelady Brewing, Joseph James Brewing, Barleys Brewing, Bad Beat Brewing and CraftHaus. A pulled pork slider dinner will be provided by Emerald Island Casino. The brewers are offering a donation of $4 per $6 pint purchase and all proceeds from the $5 per plate dinner sales will go to the clubhouse to help with repairs.
Cletus and the Mexican Sweat: The band is scheduled to play free at 8 p.m. April 28 the Gold Mine Tavern, 23 S. Water St. Guests must be 21 or older. Call 702-478-8289.
Free Language Learning: Henderson Libraries is expected to go over free Web resources to help people learn another language at 10 a.m. April 27 inside the training room at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. The first-come, first-served event is open to 12 people. Call 702-492-7252.
Gardening classes: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners and the city of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department plan to host the free series at 9 a.m. Saturdays in April at Acacia Park, 50 Casa Del Fuego St. The schedule is: April 23, Growing Roses; and April 30, The Plant Detective. Visit cityofhenderson.com/parks and click “online registration.” Master Gardeners also plan to have an Ask a Master Gardener table at the park on class days.
Wisdom flow yoga: Instructor Maria C. Bartrum is set to lead the outdoor class from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Thursdays through May 26 at the Reflection Bay Golf Club, 75 Monte Lago Blvd., with sessions taking place inside the banquet room during inclement weather. Wisdom flow is rooted in Vinyasa yoga and has an emphasis on moving the body’s core, and participants are set to learn the foundation and principles of proper body alignment. Classes are $15 each or $125 for a 10-class pass. Mat rentals are $5. Those who bring a friend receive a free class. Email email@example.com or visit reflectionbaygolf.com.
Theatre Chaotica: The acting improv and character development workshops offered by Theatre in the Valley are planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays at Theatre in the Valley, 10 Pacific Ave. The cost is $5. Call 702-642-1047 or visit tinyurl.com/theatrechaotica or theatreinthevalley.org.
WORTH A DRIVE
“Heathers The Musical”: Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. April 21-23 and 28-30 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $28 for VIP seating and may be purchased online or at the box office an hour before showtime. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.
Wonderground: The monthly magic and variety show is planned at 8 p.m. April 21 at The Olive Mediterranean, 3850 E. Sunset Road. There are performances set for 8, 9 and 10 p.m. Admission is $10. Visit vegaswonderground.com or call 702-451-8805.
DiamondFest 2016: The event is set to celebrate Neil Diamond with music and film April 21-24 at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. Nearly 12 tribute artists are set to be showcased at the festival in four unique concerts. A portion of the proceeds will benefit nonprofit Our Military Kids. Tickets to each event are available a la carte (prices range from $19.95 to $49.95) or purchase an all-inclusive VIP Package for $295. For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets, visit diamondfest2016.com.
“My Fair Lady”: Signature Productions plans performances of the classic musical at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays through April 30 at the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. A 2 p.m. matinee is planned for 2 p.m. April 23. Tickets are $30 for adults, $28 for seniors 60 or older and students 13 or older, and $20 for children 6 to 12. A group rate for 20 tickets or more is $25 each. Call 702-878-7529 or visit signatureproductions.net.
Kickball tournament: The inaugural Kick-It Las Vegas event to benefit Speedway Children’s Charities is set from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 23 at UNLV’s intramural fields on the corner of Harmon Avenue and Swenson Street. Anyone 6 or older is eligible to play, with teams of 12 to 15 players squaring off in a bracket-style tournament for prizes. A $35 donation is required for each player, and awards will be given to the top three teams, as well as the team with the most creative uniform. Sign up as individuals or register full teams for the daylong event. Visit scclasvegas.org or call 702-632-8242.
Devil Pups: An information meeting for parents and teens 14 to 17 interested in joining the Southern Nevada Devil Pups is scheduled at noon April 23 in the auditorium, Room 404, at Durango High School, 7100 W. Dewey Drive. The youth leadership program prepares teens mentally and physically for a camp to be hosted by Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base in California. Visit devilpups.com or call Marie Tomao at 702-285-4142.
Greenfest 2016: The event is planned from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 23 at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive. Expect green vendors, live entertainment, arts and crafts, recycling exhibits and interactive displays. Visit downtownsummerlin.com or greenfestlv.com.
Red Rock Day: Spend the morning of April 23 restoring, rebuilding and enjoying the outdoors at Red Rock Canyon’s Calico Basin area. Volunteers are needed for trail work, fence repair and kiosk installation. Snacks, water and lunch will be provided for a limited number of volunteers for the capacity-controlled event. Anyone 12 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the exact location, times and registration information.
“Bridge to Terabithia”: The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre plans performances of a theatrical adaptation of the Newberry Award-winning classic at 7 p.m. April 22, 23, 29 and 30 and at 2 p.m. April 24, 30 and May 1 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Visit artslasvegas.org.
Park ranger discussion: A park ranger is set to chat about history and put on dutch oven cooking and firearms demonstrations from 1 to 5 p.m. April 23 at the Sandstone Cabin at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Park admission is $7 per car for Nevada residents. Visit parks.nv.gov/parks/spring-mountain-ranch-state-park.
“A Taste of Shakespeare”: The event is planned from noon to 6 p.m. April 23 at the Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. The Shakespeare Institute of Nevada is set to present vignette performances of 10 of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. The cost is $5. Visit downtowncontainerpark.com.
David de Alba: “David de Alba as Boy-Chic, Frozen in Time: An Evening at Finocchio’s” is planned for 3 p.m. April 24 at Model Factory LV at The Boulevard Mall, 3680 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets for the 21-or-older event are $18 to $20. Email email@example.com or call 702-628-1129.
Silent Zumba: The class is set for 6:30 p.m. April 26 at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive. Participants will wear headphones to follow instructions from Z Spot instructor Shawnta’ Jackson. The cost is $10 for Z Spot members, $15 for Summerlin residents and $20 for general admission. Proceeds benefit Communities In Schools of Nevada. Space is limited. Sign up at eventbrite.com/e/silent-zumba-tickets-23940079422.
“North East”: The exhibition is planned from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through July 2 at the Left of Center Art Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road. The exhibition is set to feature artists who have either grown up in, worked in or have had some connection to the northeast area of Las Vegas, including Fawn Douglas, Justin Favela, Anthony Johnson, Ashanti McGee, Jerry Misko, Ras One, Krystal Ramirez, Checko Salgao, Lance Smith, David Veliz and Mikayla Whitmore. Visit leftofcenterart.org.
New Vista Community Wine Walk: The walk is set from 7 to 10 p.m. May 21 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Each walk is set to showcase a variety of food and wine throughout Town Square and feature 15 wines for sampling. The cost is $25 per person in advance or $30 the day of the event. Individuals must be 21 or older to attend. Visit winewalklv.com. or call 702-269-5000.
Foodie Fest: This event is set to feature more than 50 food trucks and vendors along with carnival rides and entertainment from 5 to 11 p.m. April 28 and 29, noon to 11 p.m. April 30 and noon to 10 p.m. May 1 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets are $10 at the gate. Visit greatamericanfoodiefest.com/las-vegas.
Car Show: The event, sponsored by Putters Bar & Grill and the Imperial Auto and Truck Service Center, is slated to run from 5:30 to 10 p.m. April 30 at Hot Rod Grills, 1231 American Pacific Drive. Entry for participants is $50, which includes two limited edition T-shirts, a dash placard and food from Putters. The show is limited to 52 cars. In addition to the car show, there is expected to be music and an inflatable jump house for children. The event aims to raise money for pancreatic cancer research. Call 702-568-4053.
“How Sweet It Is”: Sun City MacDonald Ranch, 2020 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, is scheduled to host the free variety show at 7 p.m. April 29 and 30. Call 702-
Flower Showcase: The Sunset Garden Club plans its 24th annual flower show from noon to 4 p.m. April 30 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. The event is free. Visit sunsetgardenclubofnv.org.
Space Oddity: Performer David Brighton’s tribute to David Bowie is planned at 8 p.m. April 30 inside Club Madrid at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets are $17. Visit sunsetstation.sclv.com.
International Festival: Henderson Libraries plans to showcase past cultural performances from the Around the World in 30 Days program from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. April 30 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Registration is required. Call 702-207-4260.
Jewelry Making: Patrons can make gifts for mom from 2:30 to 4 p.m. April 30 at the Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway. Registration is required. Call 702-565-8402.
Spring Outdoor Craft Market: The event is slated from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 1 at Create, 1570 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Suite 170. Handmade and vintage items from local vendors will be available for purchase, and free and paid children’s craft stations are planned. Visit createhenderson.com.
Art Festival of Henderson: The city of Henderson plans the event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7 and 8 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 Water St. The annual festival is set to feature juried art in a variety of mediums. Performances, a chalk competition and other interactive art also is set to be part of the event, with dozens of booths lining Water Street. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-4050.
Chef for Kids: The program, a joint venture between American Culinary Federation chefs and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, plans a Chef for Kids Gala at 5:30 p.m. May 7 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Themed Champagne and Roses, the event is set to feature a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by a gourmet dinner, a raffle a live auction and dancing to band Harbor Lights. Individual tickets are $195. Call chairwoman Susan Lednicky at 702-257-5548 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Henderson Symphony: The Henderson Symphony Orchestra is slated to perform “Night at the Opera” free at 8 p.m. May 13 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Call 702-267-4849.
Lego Challenge: Children ages 5 to 11 are invited to participate in the event at 10 a.m. May 14 at the Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway. Call 702-564-9287.
Literary Speed Dating: Singles ages 30 to 45 are invited to bring their favorite books as a conversation starter at the event, scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. May 14 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Call 702-207-4260.
LeAnn Rimes: The country singer is scheduled to perform at 7:15 p.m. May 20 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Tickets start at $20. Call 702-267-4849.
Otherwise: The local rock group is slated to perform at 8 p.m. May 21 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets are $10. Visit sunsetstation.sclv.com.
Movie Nights: The Outdoor Picture Show is scheduled to return with free, family-friendly movies starting at 7:30 p.m. May 7 on The Green at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2240 Village Walk Drive. “The Good Dinosaur” is slated for May 7. Visit shopthedistrictgvr.com.
Artwork: The Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas is slated to donate 150 paintings to the Children’s Miracle Network at a reception set at 6 p.m. May 17 at the City Lights Gallery, 3 Army St. The paintings are scheduled to be on display May 2-17. Visit caslv.org.
Survivor: The music group, best known for its hit “Eye of the Tiger,” is slated to perform at 7 p.m. May 28 at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $35. Visit themresort.com.
Metropolis: The Henderson Symphony Orchestra is slated to play a live score to the classic silent movie at 8 p.m. June 10 at the Henderson Pavilion. 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Tickers are $10. Call 702-267-4849.
Martine Nievera: The singer is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. June 11 at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $32. Visit themresort.com.
Graveyard 2-Pitch Tournament: The city of Henderson is inviting baseball teams to practice their skills with this event, scheduled at noon June 11 at the Russell Road Recreation Complex, 5901 E. Russell Road, and the Arroyo Grande Sports Complex, 298 N. Arroyo Grande Blvd. Call 702-267-4150.
Junefest: The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. June 11 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road, and is slated to feature performances from artists such as Pat Benatar, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and The English Beat. Tickets start at $29. Visit sunsetstation.sclv.com.
Baby Loves Disco: The community is invited to a giant dance party set from noon to 3 p.m. June 18 at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2240 Village Walk Drive. The free event will feature music and family-friendly activities such as face painting, tattoos, and arts and crafts. Visit shopthedistrictgvr.com.
Glow Worm: This fun run is scheduled at 8 p.m. June 18 at Equestrian Park South, 1298 Equestrian Drive. Participants are invited to wear glow-in-the-dark attire in the 5K event. Registration costs $35 until June 16 and $40 the day of the event. Participants can pick up their race packets until June 16 at the Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Road. Call 702-267-4035.
Fourth of July: The city of Henderson is slated to host its free annual celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. July 4 at Mission Hills Park, 551 E. Mission Drive. Call 702-267-4035.
Midnite Madness: The 28th annual event invites baseball teams from across the valley for an all-night event set from July 8-10 at the Russell Road Recreation Complex, 5901 E Russell Road, and the Arroyo Grande Sports Complex, 298 N. Arroyo Grande Blvd. Team entry is $250. Players get one pitch to knock the ball as far as they can. Call 702-267-4150.
Citizens Academy: The Henderson Police Department plans to offer the 14-week program from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays starting Aug. 9. The class is expected to go over topics such as use of force, gang enforcement and crime scene investigation. Participants must be 18 or older. Application deadline is July 1. Call 702-267-4865.
Casting Crowns: The award-winning musical group is scheduled to perform at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Tickets start at $25. Call 702-267-4849.