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1. Blues in the Desert: Musicians Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang are scheduled to perform at 6 p.m. June 4 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Tickets start at $36. Call 702-267-4849 or visit cityofhenderson.com.
2. Slidin Into Summer: The city of Henderson plans to kick off summer with a variety of events starting at 5 p.m. June 4 at Anthem Hills Park, 2256 N. Reunion Drive. The event is set to feature a giant slip and slide, a mini slip and slide for smaller children, a bounce house, food trucks and interactive lawn games for participants of all ages. The cost is $5. Call 702-267-5870.
3. Donny Edwards: The Elvis impersonator is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. June 3-5 at the showroom inside the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $25. Call 702-796-7111 or visit southpointcasino.com.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Taste of Home Cooking School and Expo: The event is set to feature vendors, giveaways and a cooking school demonstration June 2 in the Grand Ballroom at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Shopping and giveaways are set for 4:30 p.m., followed by the demonstration at 6:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $15 and include a Smith’s reusable bag, coupons, samples and a Taste of Home magazine subscription; preferred tickets are $30 and include preferred seating, a Taste of Home cookbook, a reusable bag, coupons, samples and magazine subscription; and VIP tickets are $50 and include all of the above, as well as VIP seating and a VIP cocktail party before the cooking school with a meet-and-greet with Taste of Home chef Renee Morgan. Visit ticketmaster.com.
National Barrel Horse Association: The free horse racing event is scheduled from June 2-5 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit southpointarena.com/events.
Friday Movie: Henderson Libraries is scheduled to show “Dirty Grandpa” at 2 p.m. June 3 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Call 702-207-4260.
Ford Country BBQ: Ford Country is set to celebrate its 20th anniversary with a car show and BBQ from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 4 at 280 N. Gibson St. Guests can enter to win tickets to Garth Brooks’ concert at the T-Mobile Arena, take photos with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, craft with Busy Bee Art Studio and enjoy complimentary Southern favorites from Big B’s Texas BBQ and ice cream treats from the Good Humor Ice Cream Truck. The United Blood Services Bloodmobile will be on site to accept blood donations. All blood donors will receive a pair of tickets to a select House of Blues concerts.
Fiesta Latina: The Sun City Anthem Performing Arts Club plans to present Viva La Vida — A Celebration with a Latin Beat, set for 7 p.m. June 3 and 4 and 2 p.m. June 5 in Sun City Anthem’s Freedom Hall Theater, 2450 Hampton Road. Tickets are $12. Visit the front desk or pacsca.org, or call 702-614-5864.
Free Concerts: A free concert series featuring a variety of talent is expected to take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, June 3 through Aug. 27, at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2240 Village Walk Drive. Visit shopthedistrictgvr.com.
Reading Challenge: Henderson Libraries is slated to kick off its summer reading challenge with a special event from 9 a.m. to noon June 4 at the Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway. The event is expected to include face painting and crafts. Call 702-565-8402.
Surf’s up! VBS: The free vacation Bible school is planned from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 6-10 at First Henderson United Methodist Church, 609 E. Horizon Drive, for children in preschool through fifth grade. Stories from the Bible, science projects, arts and crafts, and snacks are planned. To register, call 702-565-6049.
STEAM Camp: A camp designed to promote science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon June 6-10 at the Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas, 1051 Sandy Ridge Ave. Students are expected to participate in activities such as balloon rockets, robotics, hovercrafts and toy design. The camp costs $220 per student. Call 702-204-1127.
Women’s Car Care Clinic: The free seminar, scheduled at 6:30 p.m. June 7 at Imperial Auto and Truck Centers, 1251 American Pacific Drive, is open to those interested in learning basic car care. Call 702-568-4053.
One Night for ONE DROP: A live screening of the sold-out VIP Cirque du Soleil performance is scheduled at 7 p.m. June 7 at three Fathom Events theaters across the valley. The event is a celebration around World Water Day to bring awareness and raise funds for water issues worldwide and for One Drop, a nonprofit seeking to provide access to safe water. Tickets are $15. Screenings are scheduled at the following theaters: Regal Village Square 18, 9400 W. Sahara Ave., visit tinyurl.com/regvs18 or call 844-462-7342; Century 18 Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075; and Century 16 South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, visit southpointcasino.com or call 702-260-4061.
Master Gardener: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension program is scheduled to host open registration June 8 and 22 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, for its gardening classes this fall. The organization is planning to have classes from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Sept. 9 through Oct. 26. To become certified as a Master Gardener, people must complete 80 hours of class training and 50 hours of volunteer work on an approved project. Call 702-257-5501.
“Metropolis” with live music: 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. Tickets are $10. Call 702-267-4849 or visit cityofhenderson.com.
MonteLago Village Beerfest: The festival, to be hosted by Auld Dubliner Irish Pub, is planned from 2 to 7 p.m. June 11 at MonteLago Village at Lake Las Vegas, 15 Costa di Lago. It is set to feature 30 breweries, food trucks, vendors and live music from 2 to 10 p.m. Advance tickets are $45 for VIP and $35 for general admission, and same-day tickets will be $60 for VIP and $45 for general admission. Participants will receive a wristband and a free 7-ounce souvenir sampling glass. VIP ticket holders can begin sampling at 2 p.m., with general admission starting at 3:30 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the nonprofit KUNV 91.5 FM and Vegas PBS. Visit mlvbf.com.
Canine CPR: A course to teach people the ins and outs of first aid for their dogs is scheduled for 10 a.m. June 11 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. Registration is required. Class size is limited to 20 people. Call 702-492-7252.
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. Contact the Henderson/Green Valley Lodge 2802, 631 E. Lake Mead Parkway, at 702-565-9959 or visit tinyurl.com/elksgv.
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Mermaid art show: Art inspired by mermaids is set to be featured at an inaugural group show scheduled to open from 6 to 10 p.m. June 3 at The Bubblegum Gallery in Downtown Spaces, 1800 S. Industrial Road, Suite 207D. Gallery owner LeslieAnn Farrell hopes to have a mermaid to greet guests at the event. Visit tinyurl.com/z5w7kxb or call 702-806-0930.
Rock the Socks Golf Classic: A two-person scramble golf tournament benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas is scheduled for June 3 with registration at 7 a.m. and tee-off at 8 a.m. at Bear’s Best Las Vegas, 11111 W. Flamingo Road. Entry fees start at $130. Visit rmhlv.org.
Dive-in Movies at Wet’n’Wild: A June 3 screening of the Pixar animated feature “Inside Out” it set to kick off Dive-in Movies at Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas, 7055 S. Fort Apache Road. Movies are free with the price of admission. For more information and a complete schedule of movies, visit wetnwildlasvegas.com.
“Decades Apart — Reflections of Three Gay Men”: Performances of the multimedia show are scheduled at 8 p.m. June 3, 4, 10 and 11 and 3 p.m. June 5 and 12 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $20. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.
“(W)rites of Passage”: The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre plans to present a collection of humorous, warm, touching and tender student writings about growing up in Las Vegas in a show set for 7 p.m. June 3 and 4 at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive; at 7 p.m. June 10 in the Black Box Theatre at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway; and at 7 p.m. June 11 in the Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St., Suite 145. All performances are free. Visit artslasvegas.org.
Homeless Youth in the Alley Bowling Tournament: The event to benefit the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth is set from 1 to 3 p.m. June 4 at the Suncoast Bowling Center, 9090 Alta Drive. Along with the bowling tournament, activities are set to include lunch, entertainment, giveaways, a raffle and an award presentation. Space is limited. The cost is $30 per bowler or $150 per team of five prior to the event. At-the-door pricing is $35 per bowler and $175 per team. Registration begins at noon. Visit nphy.org/hya or contact Lanette Rivera at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RibFest: The Nevada Barbecue Association plans its second annual Las Vegas Championship RibFest to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada June 4 at Bass Pro Shops, 8200 Dean Martin Drive. In addition to competition, the event is set to offer a kids’ zone, cooking demonstrations and entertainment from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. Sample tickets are set to be sold on site. Visit nvbbq.org.
Kneebody with The Shapiro Project: The event, part of the Jazz in the Park Series, is set for 7 p.m. June 4 at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Seating is set to begin at 5 p.m. Picnics, blankets and low-back chairs are welcome. Food and drink should be available for purchase on site. Visit tinyurl.com/ccjitp2016.
Las Vegas Philharmonic — Dream of Now, Dream of Then: The performance featuring Broadway hits by Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein and Sondheim is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. June 4 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.
Alumni anniversary: The Friends of Rainbow Company plan a 40th anniversary alumni reception from 2 to 4 p.m. June 4 at the Nevada State Museum at the Springs Preserve, 309 S. Valley View Blvd. Tickets are $25. Credit card purchases must be made in advance as only cash or checks will be accepted at the door. Visit tinyurl.com/rainbow-alumni.
JUNKFest: An event featuring crazy mixups in the flea market area, crafts, sales in the estate sale warehouse, $3 appraisals and a visit from a bacon food truck is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 4 at Not Just Antiques Mart, 1422 Western Ave. Visit notjustantiquesmart.com.
National Trails Day cleanup: Friends of Nevada Wilderness plan to celebrate National Trails Day in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area by hosting a volunteer cleanup June 4 and 5 in Lovell Canyon. Twenty volunteers will spend the weekend improving Griffith Shadow Trail at the top of the canyon, tucked between Mount Charleston and the Red Rock National Conservation Area. Friends of Nevada Wilderness will host the group for a campout on Saturday night, and volunteers will learn about wilderness and the effects of 2013’s Carpenter One Fire while enjoying a gourmet camp dinner and Dutch-oven desserts. To sign up, visit nevadawilderness.org or call 702-515-5417.
“Classic Cole Porter & Broadway”: The 50-voice Musical Arts Chorus performance celebrating the music of Cole Porter is planned at 3 p.m. June 5 in Rando-Grillot Recital Hall at UNLV, 3505 S. Maryland Parkway. Sidra Kain, Sue Russell, Cindy Stock and John A. Smith are among the featured soloists. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, students, military or the disabled and are available at the UNLV Performing Arts Center Box Office. Call 792-895-2787 or visit unlv.edu/pac or snmas.com.
Celebration of life: A reception to honor the life of Rainbow Company staff member Kris Shepherd is scheduled at 2 p.m. June 5 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The celebration is set to be followed by a potluck reception. Entry is free. Visit facebook.com/rainbowcompany.
Discovery Golf Classic: The third annual Discovery Golf Classic to benefit the Discovery Children’s Museum is set for 8:30 a.m. June 6 at the Cascata Golf Club, 1 Cascata Drive, Boulder City. Email events@DiscoveryKidsLV.org or call 702-382-3445.
Sip, Bite, Bid: The annual wine tasting event hosted by Lutheran Social Services of Nevada is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. June 9 at Cili Restaurant at Bali Hai, 5160 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event featuring wine tasting and a silent auction is set to benefit Lutheran Social Services of Nevada. Tickets are $65. RSVP by visiting lssnv.org or calling 702-467-4442.
Sundown in Downtown: The event, returning for its fifth year and celebrating the Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s 25th anniversary, is set from 6 to 10 p.m. June 10 at Heritage Park next to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is set to include music, drink and food vendors. Tickets for the 21-or-older event start at $35, which includes all-you-can-eat via food vendors and two drink tickets. Additional drink tickets can be purchased for $5 each. Visit lvnhm.org or call 702-384-3466.
Junior Achievement poker tournament: The sixth annual poker tournament to benefit Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada is planned for noon June 11 at Planet Hollywood Resort, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Texas hold ‘em is planned to start at noon, with a grand prize of a seat at the World Series of Poker’s main event this summer at the Rio. Buy-in is $250 for 5,000 chips; rebuy, $100 for 5,000 chips; and add-on, $100 for 10,000 chips. Call 702-214-0500 or visit JALasVegas.org.
Reggae in the Desert: The 15th annual music festival is scheduled for noon June 11 at the Clark County Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. The all-ages event is set to feature Capelton, Don Carlos, Israel Vibration, Fortunate Youth, Junior Marvin and New Kingston. General admission tickets are $40 in advance and $45 day of the show. VIP tickets are $120 and include an event T-shirt, event poster, meet-and-greet with select artists, a VIP cash bar and air-conditioned VIP Lounge. Children 5 or younger will be admitted free. Visit ticketfly.com or reggaeinthedesert.com.
“The Collective”: The Global Citizenship Service at Cirque du Soleil plans to host its 11th annual free art exhibition at Eden Gallery inside The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., from noon to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays through June 14. A special reception is set from 6 to 8 p.m. June 2. The exhibit features artwork by the company’s performers, technicians and support staff in Las Vegas. In addition to the 33 works showcased this year, The Collective will also feature the square project from the Zarkana Theater, a collection of squares created by individual cast and crew members that, once brought together, represent the beauty, importance and impact of working together toward a common goal. Visit EdenArtStudioAndGallery.com.
Otherwise: The local rock group is slated to perform at 8 p.m. June 11 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets are $10. Visit sunsetstation.sclv.com.
Martin 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 softball 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.
Gardening in Small Places: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is scheduled to host the workshop from 8 a.m. to noon June 11 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. The class is expected to go over organizing a garden. Registration is required. The class is limited to 25 people. To register, email Elaine Fagin at email@example.com or call 702-257-5573, or visit eventbrite.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.
Robotics Camp: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is slated to host the camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 20 and 21 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Students are expected to build and program a robot to take home. The camp costs $90, which includes supplies, a T-shirt and snacks. Call 702-940-5415.
Junior Master Gardener: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans to offer an eight-week summer session from 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, June 14 through Aug. 2, at the Lifelong Learning Center’s Outdoor Education Center, 8050 Paradise Road. The course, open to children 6 to 12, is slated to have hands-on activities to go over planting, watering and growing a variety of plants. The cost is $52. Call 702-257-5523.
Leaving Springfield: The band is scheduled to play free at 8 p.m. June 17 at the Gold Mine Tavern, 23 S. Water St. Guests must be 21 or older. Call 702-478-8289.
Christopher Titus: The comedian is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. June 17-19 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $20. Call 702-796-7111 or visit southpointcasino.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.
Full Moon Paddle: The event invites partipants to enjoy nighttime kayaking and paddle boarding, which is slated for 7 p.m. June 20 at Reflection Bay at Lake Las Vegas, 75 Montelago Blvd. The event costs $40. Call 702-818-0808.
Charo: The comedian and flamenco guitarist is slated to perform at 7:30 p.m. June 24 and 25 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $25. Call 702-796-7111 or visit southpointcasino.com.
Baseball Night: A trip to the Las Vegas 51s-Sacramento River Cats game, sponsored by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. June 25 at Cashman Field, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. It costs $11, and $3 from each ticket supports 4-H. Purchase tickets at tinyurl.com/n3bgc3u or call 702-257-5538.
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.
One Night Fever: A Bee Gees tribute band is slated to perform at 7 p.m. July 9 at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $19. Visit themresort.com.
Midnite Madness: The 28th annual event invites softball 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 hit the ball as far as they can. Call 702-267-4150.
Icons of Rock: A tribute to legands such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis is scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $30. Visit themresort.com.
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.
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 expec food, crafts and entertainment throughout the festival. Admission is free.
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.
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.