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1. 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.
2. Great American Foodie Fest: The 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.
3. 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 or visit hendersonlibraries.com.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Arbor Day event: The event, set for 10 a.m. April 29 at Morrell Park, 500 Harris St., is set to celebrate trees in Henderson with tree-climbing demonstrations, a performance by the Basic High School thespian group, the announcement of poster contest winners and other tree-friendly activities. Visit cityofhenderson.com.
Dive-In Movie: A screening of “Lilo & Stitch” is planned from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 29 at the Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool, 1575 C Galleria Drive. The movie is set to be shown on a giant inflatable screen. Register online using activity code 236606-00 or at any indoor pool or recreation center. The cost is $5. Visit cityofhenderson.com.
Flipside 4: Covering material from the 1970s to today’s hits, the band plans to perform a free concert at 8 p.m. April 29 and 30 at the Troubadour Lounge inside the Jokers Wild Casino, 920 N. Boulder Highway. Call 702-564-8100.
“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 702-270-7000.
Let’s Play!: The event is planned from 9 a.m. to noon April 30 at the Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Drive, as well as the at the Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool and Whitney Ranch Recreation Area. Enjoy archery, swimming, bounce houses, human hamster balls, arts and crafts, potato sack races and more. Archery participants must be 8 or older with a signed waiver. Other events are for ages 5 or older. Register online using activity code 236639-01. The cost is $8. Visit cityofhenderson.com.
Aquatics Job Fair: The city of Henderson plans to interview and hire part-time and seasonal workers at the event, set from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 30 at the Henderson Multigenerational Aquatic Complex, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway. Successful applicants will staff one of the 10 Henderson aquatic facilities. Candidates must be at least age 16 to apply, and it is recommended that a parent or guardian accompany those younger than 18. Applicants should bring a photo ID. Those who have not completed a lifeguard training certification course might be asked to take part in an in-water skills test. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-5829.
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 or visit hendersonlibraries.com.
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.
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.
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.
Gardening classes: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners and the city of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department plan to host the free class The Plant Detective at 9 a.m. April 30 at Acacia Park, 50 Casa Del Fuego St. 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.
“Geographical Divides — Finding Common Ground”: The exhibit depicting cultural differences in Nevada is slated to be displayed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until June 10 inside the Nevada State College gallery at the Rogers Student Center, 1021 E. Paradise Hills Drive. Students — eight from Southern Nevada and eight from Northern Nevada — assembled the gallery. Visit nsc.edu.
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.
WORTH A DRIVE
Helldorado Days’ Art Show and Auction: The event is set from noon to 5 p.m. April 28-30 at the Las Vegas Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. A wine and cheese art auction and reception featuring a meet-and-greet with the artists is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. May 1. Visit elkshelldorado.com.
“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 29 and 30 and at 2 p.m. April 30 and May 1 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Visit artslasvegas.org.
The Shapiro Project: The performance is set for 7 p.m. April 29 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. It is part of the Winchester’s Jazz on the Patio Concert Series and is set to include a wine tasting and food available for purchase. Admission is $15 per person and $10 for six wine tasting tickets. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.
Las Vegas 51s’ “Star Wars” and Fireworks Night: The event is planned for 7:05 p.m. April 29 at Cashman Field, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. It is set to feature photos with “Star Wars” characters, a tennis ball toss fundraiser, prizes and a post-game “Star Wars”-themed fireworks display. Tickets are $10. For every ticket sold, $3 will go to HELP of Southern Nevada. For tickets, email email@example.com or call 702-836-2130.
Science & Technology Expo: The free exposition is planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 29 at the College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. The event plans to promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs that help prepare students for careers in these fields. Visit csn.edu.
Race for Hope and Fun Walk: The Grant a Gift Autism Foundation’s seventh annual Race for Hope and Fun Walk is scheduled at 8 a.m. April 30 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. On-site registration begins at 7 a.m. Visit grantagiftfoundation.org or call 702-564-2453.
“My Fair Lady”: Signature Productions plans performances of the classic musical at 7:30 p.m. through April 30 at the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. 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.
Picnic By Design — “Parasols in the Park”: The event, benefiting The Center Las Vegas and DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS), is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. April 30 at Symphony Park, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Lawn games and a VIP cocktail hour are scheduled at 4:30 p.m., and the buffet-style dinner and live entertainment, including UNLV Jazz Ensemble, songstress Toscha Comeaux and male quartet These Guys, are scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Visit tinyurl.com/picbyd16.
Artists Unleashed event: City of the World Art Gallery plans to mark its 20th anniversary with Artists Unleashed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 30 at Bruce Trent Park, 1600 N. Rampart Blvd. Free admission with a free gift bag is planned for the first 1,000 attendees. Art, a 1K art walk, a P.A.W.S. pet fashion show, entertainment, food trucks and a Kid’s Zone are planned. Call 705-523-5306.
Spring Festival: fresh52 plans to host the free festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 30 at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd. Food and beer trucks, live entertainment, children’s gardening, games and prizes, a petting zoo, local farm fresh produce, makers and crafters, artists, chefs, tastings and do-it-yourself workshops are planned. Visit tivolivillagelv.com or fresh52.com.
Fundraiser at Wet’n’Wild: Splash Down for Kids is set for April 30 at Wet’n’Wild, 7055 S Fort Apache Road. All proceeds will benefit Communities In Schools of Nevada and After-School All-Stars Las Vegas. Tickets are $25 advance and $35 at the door. Children 2 or younger will be admitted free. Call 702-979-1600 or visit cisnevada.org or asaslv.org. Use the promo code CISASASDAY16.
Ladybug Ball: The Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation plans to host its seventh annual Ladybug Ball at 6 p.m. April 30 at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Proceeds will benefit the educational, social and adaptive recreational programs and services offered to children with visual impairments. The cost is $300 for individuals or $3,000 for a table of 10. Visit nvblindchildren.org.
Fashion event: The Women’s Club of Summerlin plans to host Morning of Fashion, Beauty and Breakfast from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 30 in the Fashion Show mall’s Mariposa Room, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Expect raffles, door prizes and a no-host bar. Tickets are $49 per person. All proceeds will benefit the club’s Dare to Dream grant program. Visit womensclubofsummerlin.org.
Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour Las Vegas: The event is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. April 30 at The Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South. It is set to include the opportunity to sample from 240 wineries, a buffet and a souvenir Riedel tasting glass. Tickets are $395. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation, which supports scholarships and grants to students pursuing careers in the wine industry. Visit grandtour.winespectator.com.
Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit: The event is set from 8 to 11 p.m. April 30 at the Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. The event includes comfort foods paired with beers and cocktails and live music. The cost is $195. Visit tinyurl.com/uncork16.
Dia del Nino: Families are invited to celebrate childhood and Children’s Day with clowns, magicians, cooking demonstrations, face painting, a petting zoo, live entertainment, traditional foods and drinks, hands-on arts and crafts, an exhibit of art by internationally renowned Latino artists and more from noon to 5 p.m. April 30 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is $6. Visit springspreserve.org.
Shop for Success sale: Nonprofit Dress for Success Southern Nevada plans to host the public inventory reduction sale of fashions and accessories from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 30 and 10 a.m to 3 p.m. May 1 in the Westland Fair Shopping Center, 4443 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit dressforsuccesssouthernnevada.org or call 702-684-6412.
Wildfire Awareness Half Marathon and 5K Trail Run: Hosted by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Living With Fire Program, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and Desert Sky Adventures, the event is planned from 8 a.m. to noon May 1 at the Spring Mountain Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road. All proceeds will be donated to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. Another race is planned in Northern Nevada. Visit desertskyadventures.com/wildlandlasvegas.
San Gennaro Feast: The Italian food and music festival is planned from 4 to 11 p.m. May 4 and 5, 4 p.m. to midnight May 6, noon to midnight May 7, and noon to 11 p.m. May 8 at the Craig Ranch Regional Park Amphitheater, 628 W. Craig Road. Food, entertainment and carnival rides are planned. A fireworks show is planned for May 8. Visit sangennarofeast.com.
21st annual Susan G. Komen Las Vegas Race for the Cure: The event is scheduled to start at 8:15 a.m. May 7 at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Clark Avenue. On-site registration is scheduled starting at 6 a.m. The cost is $30 for individuals, $25 for team members, $10 for Kids for the Cure and Babies for the Cure and $5 for a timing tag. Visit tinyurl.com/komen2016 or call 702-822-2324.
Super Summer season opener: “Hooray for Hollywood,” this year’s Super Summer Theatre season opener, is set to feature Academy Award-winning songs from the past 80 years at 7:30 p.m. May 13 and 14 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Tickets are $10.95 in advance and $20 at the gate. Visit supersummertheatre.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.
“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. Call 702-647-7378.
National Day of Prayer: The event is scheduled at noon May 5 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. Prayers are planned from various churches around Henderson. Visit cityofhenderson.com.
Smilin’ Bob: The band is slated to perform a free concert at 8 p.m. May 6, 7, 13 and 14 at the Troubadour Lounge inside the Jokers Wild Casino, 920 N. Boulder Highway. Call 702-564-8100.
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.
Artists sought: The city of Henderson is looking for professional, amateur and student artists to transform the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St., into a chalk art exhibit over Mother’s Day weekend. The display will be a part of Art Festival of Henderson, planned from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7 and May 8. There is no cost to participate. Individuals may select between three different square sizes to develop their artwork. Each artist will be able to compete in one of three categories: children (12 or younger), teen (13 to 17) and adult (18 or older). Cash prizes are planned. Applications, with a sketch of the person’s artwork that will be featured at Art Festival of Henderson, are due May 2.Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-4050.
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 or visit cityofhenderson.com.
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 or visit hendersonlibraries.com.
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 or visit hendersonlibraries.com.
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 or visit cityofhenderson.com.
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 or visit cityofhenderson.com.
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.
Blues in the Desert: Musicians Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang are scheduled to perform scheduled at 6 p.m. June 4 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Tickers start at $36. Call 702-267-4849 or visit cityofhenderson.com.
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, fake tattoos, and arts and crafts. Visit shopthedistrictgvr.com.
Glow Worm: The 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 or visit cityofhenderson.com.
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 or visit cityofhenderson.com.
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 or visit cityofhenderson.com.