THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. Las Vegas Vintage Motorcycle Auction:The 25th annual event is set to feature more than 700 motorcycles up for auction starting at 8 a.m. Jan. 7-9 at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Models are scheduled to range from 1898 to 2015. Tickets are $25 per day or $60 for a three-day pass. Visit southpointarena.com.
2. D-ROC & 1 Mic:The artist is slated to perform R&B, funk, hip-hop and old-school music from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Sonrisa Grill, 30 Via Brianza. Visitlakelasvegasevents.com or rkdmusic.com.
3. Big-band concerts: Two groups are set to perform this month at the Sun City MacDonald Ranch Community Center, 2020 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway. The schedule is: the Michael Evans Big Band from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 9; and Merv Harding’s Talk of the Town Orchestra from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 12. Tickets are $15 and include a 20 percent discount at the Desert Willow Restaurant at the same address. The performances typically take place at the Ron DeCar’s Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd. South, but the facility is being remodeled. Call 702-270-7000.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Art exhibit: Pen and ink drawings by Joshua Weinberg are slated to be on display through January at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Weinberg’s art features characters from movies, comic books, video games and other pop-culture works. The drawings depict the characters as the opposite sex. An artist reception is planned at 6 p.m. Jan. 7 and is set to include refreshments. Visit mypubliclibrary.com.
Live music: Upcoming entertainment planned from 8 to 11 p.m. at Elixir, 2920 N. Green Valley Parkway, includes Nick Mattera, Jan. 8 and 22; Shaun South, Jan. 9 and 23; Marty Feick, Jan. 15 and 29; Yvonne Silva, Jan. 16; and Tim Mendoza, Jan. 30. Visit elixirlounge.net.
BMX Nationals: Hundreds of amateur BMX bicyclists from around the U.S. are set to take part in the 2016 Silver Dollar Nationals starting at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 8, 6:30 a.m. Jan. 9 and 7 a.m. Jan. 10 at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Participants will be competing for the championship title and a chance to take part in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. The event is free. Visit southpointarena.com or usabmx.com.
Ted Talks: Two or three Ted Talks videos involving the topic of creativity are set to be screened at 4 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. A discussion is planned after the videos, which are about 18 minutes each. Visit mypubliclibrary.com.
Digital library: An introduction to Henderson Libraries’ digital content is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. The library system provides access to e-books, movies and music through various subscription-based services accessible with a library account. Visit hendersonlibraries.com.
Polishing your resume: Attendees who bring printed copies of their resumes can have them critiqued by author and career expert PJ Sheldon at 10 a.m. Jan. 9 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. The event is free, but registration is required. Call 702-207-4261.
Henderson Historical Society: The group is scheduled to meet at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway. Visit hendersonlibraries.com.
Women’s car clinic: Imperial Auto & Truck Service Center, 1251 American Pacific Drive, plans to host the free event from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 12, for the first 15 women who register. The hands-on clinic will include training materials and cover general vehicle maintenance and how to tell when repairs are needed. Fifteen raffle prizes are set to be awarded. Five of the prizes are scheduled to offer the opportunity for winners to change the oil in their cars, with automotive supplies and equipment included. Certificates will be awarded following the clinic, slated to be held monthly on the second Tuesday. Call 702-568-4053 to register or visit imperialautoandtruck.com.
Sunset Garden Club: A demonstration on Japanese flower arranging is planned at the group’s meeting at noon Jan. 12 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. Muriel Scrivner, president of the Nevada chapter of Ikenobo Ikebana, will give the demonstration. The meeting is free and open to the public. Visit sunsetgardenclubofnv.org.
Robert Burns Night Dinner: The St. Andrew’s Society of Southern Nevada, a nonprofit cultural organization, plans the 32nd annual event at 5 p.m. Jan. 16 at Sunset Gardens, 3931 E. Sunset Road. The cost is $50 per plate, which includes salad, an entree, a vegetable, dessert and coffee or tea. The event is slated to feature bagpipe music and dancing. Checks must be payable to SASSN and can be mailed along with with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to PO Box 33244, Las Vegas, NV 89133-3244. Visit sassn.com.
Black tie gala: The Fashion Artist Guild plans the inaugural gala from 7 to 11 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Revere Golf Club, 2600 Hampton Road. The guild is partnering with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the event to help with medical studies on wearable baby technology. The event is aimed at raising funds for the guild’s on-the-job training and partnering programs for emerging art and fashion students. Tickets are $55 for members, and nonmembers pay $75 for early-bird tickets and $125 at the event. VIP tables for six guests cost $700. RSVP by Jan. 15 by contacting Pamela Humphrey at 702-374-9410 or email@example.com. Tickets are available at tinyurl.com/fashionartistguildgala.
Rose Garden: Forty-four varieties of roses can be viewed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Southern Area Master Gardener’s Rose Garden, 8050 Paradise Road. Rose varieties include hybrid teas, floribundas, shrubs, rugosas, damasks, noisettes and miniatures. The beds have engraved signage bearing the names of the roses, the varieties and the year of market introduction. The garden recently received a certificate of achievement in the Small Garden class during the national Sunshine ‘n Roses Pacific Southwest District’s annual convention. The district spans Southern California, Arizona, parts of Nevada, New Mexico and West Texas. The garden is maintained by Master Gardeners and members of the South Valley Rose Society. Visit southvalleyrosesociety.com.
WORTH A DRIVE
“Faded Glory”:Art by Rafael Blanco is set to be on display through Jan. 9 inside the gallery at the Charleston Heights Art Center, 800 S. Brush St. The photographs, paintings and sculpture in the show are a statement on America’s multicultural heritage and its dedication to the red, white and blue of the flag. An artists’ talk and reception is slated from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7. Visit artslasvegas.org.
Homebuyer’s Education Seminars: The Nevada Partners seminars are planned from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 7, 11, 20 and 27 in the meeting room at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Learn about the process from A to Z, including managing your money to achieve your financial goals; the importance of good credit; and sustaining homeownership once you’ve achieved it. Upon completion of this eight-hour seminar, the participant receives a Homebuyers Education Certificate, a requirement for most down payment assistance programs. Workshops are free and open to the public. To register, call 702-924-2100, ext. 230. Additional sessions are planned in February. For more information, call 702-507-3717 or visit lvccld.org.
In Its Entirety Concert Series: Next up is The Beatles: Hello/Goodbye! —”Meet The Beatles” and “Let it Be,” planned for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Tickets start at $15 for general admission for the all-ages show. Visit any Station Casinos Reward Center and the Fiestas, call 702-547-5300 or visit stationcasinos.com.
BRAZENconversations: Brazen Architecture plans to host its next BRAZENconversations series installment “Surviving on the Street: Why Does Las Vegas Have More than 11,000 Homeless Kids?”at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at 1800 S. Industrial Road, Suite 102. Arash Ghafoori, executive director for the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, plans to lead the group discussion, along with representatives from The Center, Clark County and others. To RSVP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit tinyurl.com/jzftffm.
“Tribes”: A play by Nina Raine, directed by T. J. Larsen and Jacob Moore, is scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8-24, in the Black Box at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors or students. Visit lvlt.org.
Songs from West Africa: The concert is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Families are invited to see Sean Gaskell play the Kora, an ancient, 21-stringed harp from West Africa. He is set to feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the Kora’s musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions. Call 702-507-6100.
Celebration of a King’s Life feat. Johnny Fortuno, The Stamps Quartet & friends of Elvis: The concert is set at 8 p.m. Jan. 8 and 9 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $15 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival: The 15th annual festival is scheduled for Jan. 9-24, with most films set to screen at the Adelson Educational Campus, 9700 Hillpointe Road. The opening night screening is “Son of Saul,” scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at Brenden Theatres at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Other films are: “The Frisco Kid,” 1 p.m. Jan. 10 at Adelson Campus; “Carvalho’s Journey,” 3:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at Adelson Campus; “Apples from the Desert,” 7 p.m. Jan. 16, Adelson Campus; “Semicolon,” 1 p.m. Jan. 17, Adelson Campus; “The Search for Israeli Cuisine,” 3:30 p.m. Jan. 17, Adelson Campus; “Dough,” 7 p.m. Jan. 21, Cinemark Theatres in the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South; “Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict,” 7 p.m. Jan. 23, Adelson Campus; “Rosenwald,” 1 p.m. Jan. 24, Adelson Campus; and “The Liberators,” 3:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Adelson Campus. All films will be accompanied by the filmmakers, or related experts in the subject matter, who will provide introductions and moderate post-screening discussions with the audience. Tickets are $10 at lvjff.org.
Pirate Day: Pirate Fest folk plan to roam in full costume, and guests are invited to dress in their own pirate garb and enjoy pirate-inspired arts and crafts from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Activities are included with paid admission. Visit springspreserve.org.
Travel Show: The 13th annual Travel Show is set to bring in travel representatives from all over the world with exhibits, specials and vacation seminars from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 9 at The Orleans, 4300 W. Tropicana Ave. Entry is free. Visit facebook.com/LVPrestigeTravel.
Las Vegas Wind Quintet: Clarinetist Dave Hawley is set to be joined by Julie Ivy on flute, Doug Beasley on horn, Molly Murphy on oboe and Dorothy Rumsey on bassoon in a free concert scheduled for 2 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Visit artslasvegas.org.
“One Night With the King”: Elvis tribute artists Brandon Bennett, Bill Cherry and Kavan are set to take the stage with a live band and dancers at 8 p.m. Jan. 9 and 10 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $19.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.
Las Vegas Philharmonic: “Cabrera Conducts Rachmaninoff” is set for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 and 2 p.m. Jan. 10 in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $26. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
Acting Out: Super Summer Theatre Studios is set to offer a six-week Youth Musical Theatre Ensemble class for students 11 to 15 from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Jan. 9-Feb. 13, at 4340 S. Valley View Blvd., Suite 204. The courses, led by Rhonda Carlson and Kevan Patiquin, are set to culminate with a performance. Auditions are by appointment. Email email@example.com to schedule. The session fee is $240. Visit supersummertheatre.org/acting-out.
Orchid Society meeting: The Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society plans to present Ron Parsons, speaking about orchids of Indonesia, at 2 p.m. Jan. 10 in the meeting room at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. A social hour is planned for 1 p.m., and the society’s annual white elephant sale, orchid sale, show-and-tell and refreshments are planned to follow the talk. The event is free and open to the public. Call 702-845-4872.
“Hot, Dry and Inked”: An exhibit of Las Vegas tattoo art and objects is scheduled to be on display through Jan. 10 in the gallery in the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org.
Hiring Fair: SpeedVegas — a new motorsports complex set to open in March on 100 acres south of Las Vegas just east of Interstate 15 at the Sloan exit — plans a job fair from 3 to 8 p.m. Jan. 12 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 13 at Gaudin Porsche of Las Vegas, 6800 Redwood St. Positions include concierge, reservations agent, driving coach and paramedic. Register at tinyurl.com/lvjobfair.
Mob Month 2016: A presentation on “The Lufthansa Heist — The REAL Story” is planned for 7 p.m. Jan. 12 in the Main Theater of the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, as part of Mob Month. Co-author Daniel Simone will reveal how Henry Hill planned the heist from beginning to end, what evidence (or lack of evidence) that the FBI had on him and other mob figures involved, and where did all the money go. Hill’s widow, Lisa Caserta, and brother Joe Hill are set to attend the free event. Call 702-507-3400 or visit lvccld.org.
“The Cat in the Hat”: The family-friendly performance is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $14.95 to $22.95. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
Bluegrass Band Night: The event is set for 7 p.m. Jan 13 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $15. Visit scscai.com or call 702-240-1301.
Legislative luncheon: The Nevada’s Women’s Chamber is planning its 14th annual luncheon featuring Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 15 at Cili’s Restaurant & Bar at Bali Hai Golf Club, 5160 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The purpose of the luncheon and others like it is to be aware of legislation in Carson City and Washington, D.C. Tickets are $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers and $80 for VIP and must be purchased in advance by Jan. 8 at womensbchamberofnevada.org.
Bridge: The performance by the electric cello duo, part of the Downtown Cultural Series, is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-3515.
Stars and Stardust — Sidewalk Astronomy in the Neon Boneyard: The third annual event is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, in partnership with the Las Vegas Astronomical Society. The free educational event offers stargazing for families using the society’s professional telescope equipment. Children also can enjoy a self-paced solar system scavengerhunt and space-themed scratchboard art-making activity. Advance registration for a particular time is required: 6 to 7 p.m., 7 to 8 p.m. or 8 to 9 p.m. To register, visit neonmuseum.org/happenings. For more information, call 702-387-6366.
Project 150 anniversary: Nonprofit Project 150, which offers support and services to homeless high school students in Clark County, plans to mark its fourth anniversary with a celebration and fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 28 at Public School 702 in Downtown Summerlin, 1850 Festival Plaza Drive. Food and drinks, a silent auction and live entertainment are planned. Tickets are $150. Visit project150.auction-bid.org to purchase tickets by Jan. 11 and to participate in the ongoing silent auction.
“Odyssey’s Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure”: Find out what it’s like to be a shipwreck explorer, the captain of a sinking ship or a pirate on the run in the visiting interactive exhibit scheduled to be on display through Jan. 31 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org.
WordPress for authors: Deb Dorchak of Blue Sun Studio Inc. is scheduled to teach authors how to establish and maintain a Web presence using the WordPress blogging platform at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Topics are to include adding pages and posts, managing navigation menus, adding links and images, installing plug-ins and building a base of followers and fans. Attendees can bring their laptops and their library cards for free Wi-Fi access. Register at 702-207-4261.
Clark County Genealogical Society: The group plans to meet at 10 a.m. Jan. 16 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. The session is free and open to the public. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or ccgs-wa.org.
Bobby Caldwell: The entertainer is set to perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 16 inside Club Madrid at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets range from $25 to $55. Visit sunsetstation.sclv.com.
Social Media 101: Participants can learn the basics of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and other social media sites at 10 a.m. Jan. 20 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. No computer skills or social media accounts are required. The class is limited to 12 participants. Visit mypubliclibrary.com.
Gardening in Small Places: Pruning landscapes is scheduled to be discussed during the hands-on University of Nevada Cooperative Extension workshop from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 23 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Angela O’Callaghan is set to lead the event and will show participants the what, when, where, why and how of pruning fruit trees, ornamentals and desert plants. Attendees should bring gloves, eye protection and pruners if they have them. The cost is $25, which includes materials. Space is limited, and registration is required. Contact Elaine Fagin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-257-5573. Upcoming Gardening in Small Places workshops are: vegetables, Feb. 20; composting, March 19; irrigation, April 9, problem solving, May 7; and organic gardening, June 11.
Elvis Tribute: Justin Shandor is set to perform hits from Elvis Presley’s movies at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the M Pavilion inside the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $30, $36 or $42. Visit themresort.com.
Southern Hills Republican Women: The group plans to learn about the Nevada court system and the February Republican caucus during its meeting at 11 a.m. Jan. 26 inside Buckman’s Grille at the Revere Golf Club, 2600 Hampton Road. Guest speakers are scheduled to be a Nevada Caucus official and Michael P. Gibbons, chief judge of the Nevada Court of Appeals. The cost is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Those interested must RSVP by Jan. 21 by mail to SHRW, 2505 Anthem Village Drive, Suite 223, Henderson, NV 89052, or dropped off at 2011 Di Pinto Ave. Call 702-278-6652.
Pruning roses: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the South Valley Rose Society plan to host a free educational meeting on the topic at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. The class will be broken into small groups, and consulting rosarians will prune and explain the nuances of the flower’s different varieties: hybrid teas, floribundas, shrubs, miniatures and climbers. Attendees should bring gloves and pruners. Call the Master Gardener Help Desk at 702-257-5555 or email@example.com.
Interview tips: Attendees will learn techniques for interviews for potential employment during an event slated at 10 a.m. Jan. 30 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Author and career expert PJ Sheldon is set to lead the session. Visit hendersonlibraries.com or call 702-207-4261.
Junior Master Gardener: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans to offer the hands-on program for children 7 to 12 starting in February. The first classes of the eight-session program are set for 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 6 at the Research Center & Demonstration Orchard, 4600 Horse Drive, for residents in the north valley, and 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 13 at the Lifelong Learning Center’s Outdoor Education Center, 8050 Paradise Road, for residents in the south valley. Children will learn about plants, water, soil, vegetables and more. The program also helps foster leadership skills and community service, organizers said. The eight-session class fee is $52, and sessions are planned twice monthly. Register by contacting Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit jmgkids.us.
The Shirelles: The 1960s pop group plans to perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 inside the M Pavilion at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $19.99, $24.99 or $29.99. Visit themresort.com, ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.
Ronnie Milsap: The country music artist plans to perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 20 inside the Grand Events Center at Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. Tickets are $20, $30, $40 or $50 at any Station Casinos Reward Center, by visiting sclv.com/concerts or through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.
Disc golf: The 17th annual Gentlemen’s Club Challenge disc golf tournament is set from Feb. 25-28 at the Wild Horse Golf Club, 2100 W. Warm Springs Road. The event is expected to feature 450 to 550 competitors, including disc golf professionals from around the U.S. Registration prices range from $75 for the junior division to $175 for the pro division. Visit pdga.com/2016-gcc, or contact Jeff Jacquart at email@example.com or 702-586-1657.
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 unknown 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.