THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. Dive-In Summer Movies: The city of Henderson is slated to show “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” at 8 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway. People can watch the film while swimming in the pool. Popcorn is expected to be served. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-5800.
2. Earl Turner: The singer is slated to perform at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12 and 13 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event is also expected to feature a performance by Elsa Fiorillo. Tickets start at $20. Call 702-796-7111 or visit southpointcasino.com.
3. Back to School: A variety of fairs to get students ready for the new school year are expected to take place at Galleria at Sunset, 1300 W. Sunset Road. A fashion show featuring clothes from various retailers is scheduled at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Aug. 13. The 20th annual Back-to-School event is set from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 20. The mall also is expected to launch Operation School Bell, a partnership with Hot 97.5-FM and the Assistance League that provides a school supply drive. Through Aug. 19, people can also enter to win a $500 shopping spree. Visit galleriaatsunset.com.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Rock Shot Bingo: Sessions at At Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, are planned for 9 p.m. Aug. 11 and 9 p.m. Aug. 28 (second session catered by Pizza Rock). Doors open at 8 p.m. The cost is $25 per guest and includes 10 electronic bingo games, shots and prizes for winners. Visit greenvalleyranch.sclv.com.
Silent Savasana: Poolside yoga done while wearing headphones is planned for 8 a.m. Aug. 14 and Sept. 11 at Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. Call 702-617-7744.
Youth volleyball: Registration for the Henderson program, slated to begin Sept. 6, is open through Aug. 18. Enrollment is $57 per player with sibling discounts available. Call 702-267-5717 or visit cityofhenderson.com.
Gardening in Small Places: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is scheduled to host a seminar on tree selection and care at 8 a.m. Aug. 20 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Laura Eisenberg, formerly with the Nevada Division of Forestry, is expected to give tips. Space is limited to 25 people. Call 702-257-5573.
Drone Academy: A drone certification program is slated to take place Aug. 22-26 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. People can choose different options such as the one-day beginners’ course for $499, the two-day professional or small business operator course for $899, or the four-day “Drone Master” course for $1,599. Call 702-796-7111 or visit southpointcasino.com.
Pool fun at Green Valley Ranch Resort: The Backyard pool area at Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, plans to feature music from 7 to 10 p.m. the last Thursday of the month, with free admission for guests 21 or older. The property’s private pool, the Pond, is scheduled to host pool parties from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, and free acoustic live music is planned for 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Call 702-617-7744.
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
“The Sound of Music”: Performances by the national touring production are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 14 and 2 p.m. Aug. 13 and 14 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $36 to $127. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
“Bring It On”: Super Summer Theatre performances of the hip-hop- and rap-infused cheerleading musical are scheduled under the stars at 8:05 p.m. Aug. 11-13, 17-20 and 24-27 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Tickets are $12.95 in advance for Wednesdays and Thursdays and $15.95 for Fridays and Saturdays and $20 at the gate if available. Children 5 or younger get in free. Visit supersummertheatre.org.
“Kumukahi” Ukulele and Hula Festival: The event is scheduled for Aug. 12 and 13 at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, with concerts and competitions set at 2 p.m. Aug 12 and 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Aug. 13. Admission is $25 per event. Visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075.
Night Hike: The free activity is planned from 8 to 9 p.m. Aug. 12, 19 and 26 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road. The night hike is rated easy with mostly paved paths and gravel over small hills. Space is limited. Registration is required. Visit gomtcharleston.com or email email@example.com.
Opa at Divine: A hands-on cooking class exploring Greek and Mediterranean food is scheduled from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Divine Cafe at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The class fee is $80.10 for Springs Preserve members and $89 for others. Reservations at eventbrite.com are required.
Las Vegas Soaring Club: The club plans to celebrate 80 years of safe operations from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13, National Model Aviation Day, with the Electrics Over Red Rocks Festival at its airstrip, two miles west of Charleston Boulevard and the 215 Beltway. Free activities for kids, food and a raffle are planned with proceeds to benefit Disabled American Veterans. Call 702-530-0900 or visit lvsoaringclub.org.
Coyote CountryFest: Cole Swindell, Jon Pardi, Love and Theft, Brett Young and Sierra Black are among performers slated to appear at the festival at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 in the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $20. Visit orleansarena.com.
Pokeman at the Library: A Pokemon Go event is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. All 13 Las Vegas-Clark County Library District branches are Pokestops, but the Summerlin Library is also a PokeGym. Expect lure modules running the entire time, Pokemon trivia games and Pokemon pins giveaways. Light refreshments and a Kona Ice truck are planned. Call 702-507-3860 or visit lvccld.org.
Guided Hikes: The free activity is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 14, 21 and 28 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road. An interpretive naturalist is set to lead small groups on an easy-to-moderate trail, sharing information about the trail, flora and fauna and the Spring Mountains. Space is limited. Registration is required. Visit gomtcharleston.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
EMG Town Hall on Veterans Treatment Courts: The town hall is set from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Veterans Transition Resource Center, 2550 Nature Park Drive, Suite 200. Adults are invited to discuss discrepancies about the Nevada Revised Statute 176A.280, 176A.285 and 176A.290, and to contribute ideas to nonpartisan Bill Draft Request 57, which is set to be introduced during the 2017 Nevada Legislature. Admission is free, but registration is required. Visit emgnv.com.
Disney Day At The Museum: The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place. Themed activities are set to include designing your own wand or hook, Disney trivia, exploring the early phases of animation by creating your own motion image, and mixing up your own batch of snow in celebration of Disney’s “Frozen.” Visitors are encouraged to dress up in Disney-themed costumes, but costumes aren’t required for admission. Admission to the exhibit and the rest of the museum is $14.50. Visit discoverykidslv.org or call 702-382-5437.
Rick’s Restorations Car Show: The car show and swap meet is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 13 at Rick’s Restorations, 800 W. Mesquite Ave. The event is set to include a food vendor, and parking space-sized vendor spaces are available for $10. Contact Ally Vezeau at email@example.com or 702-371-5005.
David de Alba’s tribute to the Finocchio Club: The event features backstage anecdotes with the aid of still photos and film footage of some of the performers who graced the club’s stage. It is scheduled at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at MVIG Cultural Arts Center inside The Boulevard Mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $18 to $20. Call 702-339-0948 or 702-735-7430, or visit boulevardmall.com.
Social CirKISH presents the second annual Student Showcase: The event is scheduled at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The nonprofit after-school program assists Southern Nevada’s at-risk youths with developing into functioning members of society by providing a creative circus-themed learning environment. This program teaches a number of creative and unique skills including juggling, aerial work and walking on stilts. Tickets are are complimentary; however, donations are strongly encouraged. Visit socialcirkish.org/rsvp.
Hot yoga in the Neon Boneyard: The Neon Museum plans to offer one-hour hot yoga sessions with certified instructor Eileen Lorraine in its outdoor Neon Boneyard, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 17 and 31. The class is appropriate for beginners to advanced yogis 18 or older (children must be accompanied by an adult guardian) and will consist of flowing vinyasa sessions set to vintage Las Vegas-inspired beats. Sessions are $18 for the public and $13 for museum members. Visit neonmuseum.org/happenings or call 702-387-6366.
“Annie” coming to Winchester stage: The Winchester Headliners Theater Program plans to present “Annie: the Musical” at 6 p.m. Aug. 18-20 and 2 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Winchester Cultural Center Theater, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $7 for general admission and $5 on Sunday and can be purchased in person, from a cast member or at ClarkCountyNV.gov/parksregistration.
Finding your ancestry: The Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society is set to present a program on how to use maps to trace back to your ancestors on Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. The event is free and open to the public. Visit ccngs.org.
Sawyer Summer Stage: Thanks to a grant from The Rogers Foundation, students in Sawyer Middle School’s summer theater program are set to produce the 9-11 memorial play “War at Home” at 4 p.m. Aug. 18 at the school, 5450 Redwood St. A dinner show performance is set for 4:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at the school. The show is also set to be performed at 6 p.m. Aug. 25 and 26 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Admission is free, but donations for Paws and Stripes, an organization that provides service dogs to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, will be accepted. Visit lvccld.org.
Happy Hour Fundraiser: The fourth annual event to benefit Happy Home Animal Sanctuary is planned from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 19 at Blue Martini at Town Square Las Vegas, 6593 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $18 in advance and $25 the day of the event, and each guest will receive a free drink ticket. Entertainment, a silent auction and raffle prizes also are planned. The event is for those 21 or older. Visit 4thhappyhourbluemartini.eventbrite.com.
“A Visual Language”: The exhibit by artist Eric Vozzola is set to be on display through Aug. 19 at the Winchester Cultural Center’s gallery, 3130 McLeod Drive. It consists of paintings large and small, including works on found materials, canvas and painted installations that activate the gallery space in multiple layers. Call 702-455-7340 or visit clarkcountynv.gov/parks.
Black & White Party: Aid for AIDS of Nevada’s 30th annual event is planned for 8 p.m. Aug. 20 at Aria, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Cuisine from Aria’s finest restaurants is planned, along with entertainment, a silent auction and more. General admission is $50 and includes entrance to the official LGBT after-party at Piranha Nightclub and Temptations Sundays pool party at Luxor Aug. 21. VIP tickets are $125 and include early entry at 7 p.m. as well as a VIP after-party at Jewel Nightclub. The event is for those 21 or older. Visit afanlv.org.
Charity hockey game: Las Vegas Valley Area Firefighters are set to take on NHL ECHL stars and alumni in the game set for 5 p.m. Aug. 20 at the SoBe Ice Arena at the Fiesta Rancho, 2400 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids, and tickets are available at the arena box office. Proceeds will benefit Wesley Payton’s Battle With Leukemia. Visit GoFundMe.com/S99HQ7Q3K.
Harry Potter Art Show: A group art show of work inspired by Harry Potter is scheduled to be on display throughout August at The Bubblegum Gallery, 1800 S. Industrial Road, Suite 207D. Visit facebook.com/thebubblegumgallery.
Water on the Meadow: Rangers and volunteers are set to roll out the slip n’ slide for water play in the meadow from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 21 and 27 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159. Swim suites are suggested as are baby shampoo donations to help make the slide slippery. Entry to the park is $7 for Nevada residents. Call 702-875-4141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Desert Survivor!”: A new animal show is set to feature a rotating cast of critters including the desert night snake, desert tortoise, kangaroo rat, California kingsnake, desert tarantula, gopher snake, chuckwalla and more in 30-minute shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily through Aug. 21 inside the Big Springs Theatre in the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Shows are free with paid admission. Visit springspreserve.org.
“All About Clay”: The exhibit by the Nevada Clay Guild is set to be on display during regular library hours through Aug. 21 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive, showing stoneware and porcelain works by guild members. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3860.
Polage art: The work of local artist Austine Wood Comarow featuring polarized filters and light is set to be on display through Sept. 18 in the Big Springs Gallery in the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org.
“No Ordinary Life”: The free exhibition of artwork by Kim Johnson is set to be displayed through Oct. 1 at the Left of Center Art Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road. The exhibit visually explores the diverse, natural order and design around people with subtle nuances of how people operate on sociological, psychological and primal levels. Hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Call 702-647-7378.
Open House: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is hosting an open house for its junior master gardener program at 10 a.m. Aug. 27 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Another open house is scheduled for Aug. 27. The program is open to children 7 to 12. The eight-session-per-semester class fee is $20. Classes are held twice monthly on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Call Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523.
High Rollers Cat Show: The Cats And Sin City Cat Club is expected to host the event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 27 and 28 at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway. The show is slated to feature a variety of household and pedigree cats. Tickets cost $6 for adults and $4 for children 6 to 17. Admission is free for children 5 or younger. Call 702-267-4050.
Outdoor movie nights: The event is slated to return at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the District at Green Valley Ranch, 2240 Village Walk Drive. Guests can watch movies on the grassy area behind Whole Foods. “Zootopia” is planned for the first movie. The schedule includes “Minions,” Aug. 27; “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Sept. 3; “Dirty Dancing,” Sept. 10; “Inside Out,” Sept. 17; and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” Sept. 24. Visit shopthedistrictgvr.com.
Wellness series: Dignity Health and Inspirada are partnering to bring the community information on a variety of health-related topics at the Toll Brothers Clubhouse, 3190 Mantua Village Ave. A lecture on back-to-school lunches and tips to make them more nutritious is scheduled at 6 p.m. Aug. 24. The Stanford School of Medicine’s Chronic Disease Self-Management program is planning a six-week series from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 21 through Oct. 26. A lecture on diabetes is scheduled at 6 p.m. Nov. 16. Visit inspirada.com.
Strikes and Scholarships: The Epicurean Charitable Foundation is slated to host its third annual fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 28 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The bowling tournament costs $35 for individuals and $125 for teams. Call 702-932-5098 or visit ecflv.org.
38 Special: The band is slated to join the Marshall Tucker Band at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets start at $20. Visit sclv.com/concerts.
Pacific Island Festival: The two-day event celebrating Hawaiian and Pacific Island culture is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 10 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. Guests can expect food, crafts and entertainment throughout the festival. Admission is free. Visit cityofhenderson.com.
Super Run Classic Car Show: The event featuring a variety of vintage cars is slated to return to the city of Henderson Sept. 22-25, kicking off at noon Sept. 22 at the Fiesta Henderson, 777 W. Lake Mead Parkway. The show is expected to transfer to the Water Street area Sept. 23-25. In addition to the various car shows, entertainment and food vendors are planned throughout. Visit cityofhenderson.com.
Peter Cetera: The singer and former member of Chicago is slated to perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 16 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Cetera is known for songs such as “Glory of Love,” which was used as the theme song for the movie “The Karate Kid, Part II.” Tickets start at $25. Call 702-547-7777 or visit sunsetstation.sclv.com.
CraftHaus Brewery: The company is planning to celebrate its anniversary by putting on the Hop Bomb Festival from 5 to 11 p.m. Sept. 17 at its facility, 7350 Eastgate Road. There is expected to be local bands and a food truck. Tickets start at $25. Visit crafthausbrewery.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.
Run For Shelter: SAFE House is expected to put on its eighth annual 5K and 1-mile walk at 9 a.m. Oct. 8 at Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Parkway. Registration is $25 until Sept. 30, $30 in October and $35 the day of the race. Call 702-451-4201, ext. 2107.
National Night Out: The city of Henderson is seeking businesses, civic groups and nonprofits to have exhibits at the upcoming event, which is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 15 at Galleria at Sunset, 1300 W. Sunset Road. The annual event is designed to raise awareness about safety issues and allow people to connect with their local police and fire departments. Call 702-267-2222.
Life of the Party: Kidz Bop Kids is slated to make a stop in Las Vegas at 5 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. The event includes the biggest performances of the biggest radio songs of the year. Tickets start at $27.50. Call 702-267-4849.
Golden Gala: St. Jude’s Ranch is slated to host its 50th anniversary gala from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Nov. 4 at Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. Tickets are $150. Call 702-294-7168.
Elks meetings: The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, founded 150 years ago, is an organization of adults seeking to engage in charitable work at the local and national levels. Membership is open to men and women. Meetings are planned for 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month except for July and August. Call the Henderson/Green Valley Lodge 2802, 631 E. Lake Mead Parkway, at 702-565-9959 or visit tinyurl.com/elksgv.
Las Vegas Wedding Chamber of Commerce Monthly Happy Hour: The event is planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month and invites wedding industry professionals to join. Visit lvweddingchamber.com.
Vino With A View: This free wine event is hosted from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Ascaya, 1 Ascaya Blvd. The event allows people to meet real estate professionals from the community. Visit ascaya.com.
Family Game Day: Family fun is planned at the event from 4 to 5 p.m. monthly on the fourth Saturday at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Visit hendersonlibraries.com.
Zumba: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering free classes at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at 8050 Paradise Road. Call 702-397-2604.
Nashville Unplugged Hall Of Fame Series: Performances for the country music series are scheduled for 8 p.m. monthly on the second Thursday at Club Madrid inside Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. The cost is $10, and Boarding Pass card members receive a $5 discount. Attendees must be 21 or older. Visit sclv.com/concerts or nashvilleunplugged.net.
Yellow Brick Road: The classic rock tribute band is set to perform at 10 p.m. Fridays at Club Madrid inside Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. The cost is $5, and guests must be 21 or older. Visit sunsetstation.sclv.com.
Desert Newcomers Club: This nondenominational social club for women who are new to the Las Vegas/Henderson area is set to meet the third Wednesday of every month. Coffee meetings are planned at 10 a.m. the last Thursday of the month at the Green Valley Methodist Church, 2200 Robindale Road. Visit desertnewcomersclub.org.
Open mic nights: Kelly Clinton is scheduled to host the dinner shows from 9 to 11:55 p.m. Mondays at the Bootlegger Italian Bistro, 7700 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The events will feature little-known and established entertainers. Reservations are suggested. Visit bootleggerlasvegas.com.
Harp music: Mariano Gonzalez is scheduled to perform on the harp from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays in the main dining room at the Bootlegger Italian Bistro, 7700 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit bootleggerlasvegas.com or call 702-736-4939.