THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. Tribute to John Denver: Ted Virgil is set to offer the performance at 8 p.m. March 12 at Green Valley Ranch’s Grand Events Center, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. Tickets are $19, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Visit greenvalleyranch.sclv.com.
2. Henderson Symphony Orchestra: The group plans a free young artists concert at 8 p.m. March 11 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. The concert will feature soloists Jenny Hahn, Ivan Ferguson, Daniel Kyong and Thomas Kyong. Compositions by Mozart, Max Bruch, Carl Maria von Weber, George Gershwin and Franz Schubert are to be performed. Visit hendersonsymphony.org.
3. Fashion shows: The “Gossip Girl”-themed shows are planned at noon and 2 p.m. March 12 in the lower level of Kohl’s court at the Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road. The event is set to be hosted by the National Charity League’s Green Valley chapter class of 2017. The league is a nonprofit for mothers and daughters who participate in philanthropic work, leadership development and cultural activities. Visit galleriaatsunset.com.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Herman’s Hermits: The 1960s pop band is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. March 11-13 inside the showroom at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $45, $50 or $55. Visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival: The 50th Annual Southern Nevada Sons and Daughters of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. March 11, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 12 and noon to 9 p.m. March 13. Admission to the festival is free. Some activities may require purchased tickets, which will be available at the event. Along with a carnival, festival, live entertainment and car show, the parade is planned for 10 a.m. March 12 with more than 100 floats, entries and community participants. The event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Southern Nevada Sons and Daughters of Erin. Proceeds will benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2171.
Live music: Upcoming entertainment planned from 8 to 11 p.m. at Elixir, 2920 N. Green Valley Parkway, includes Tim Mendoza, March 11; Shaun South, March 12 and 26; Nick Mattera, March 18; Phil Stendek, March 19; and Stefnrock, March 25. Visit elixirlounge.net.
Pill Take Back Day: The Clark County School District Police Department plans to host the event from 8 a.m. to noon March 12 at Silverado High School, 1650 Silver Hawk Ave. The event is geared to allow residents to safely dispose of unused or outdated prescription medications. Visit ccsd.net/departments/police-services.
Empty Bowl Benefit and Auction: The 16th annual event is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 12 at Green Valley High School, 460 Arroyo Grande Blvd., to benefit Las Vegas Catholic Worker programs. A lunch of soup and bread will be served in handmade ceramic bowls. Each attendee will select their own bowl made by members and friends of the Nevada Clay Guild and keep it as a lasting reminder of world hunger. A live auction of bowls made by prominent artists is planned from noon to 1:30 p.m. A silent auction also is planned. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children and may be purchased at the door or at lvcw.org/emptybowl.htm.
Hotel California: The Eagles tribute band plans to perform at 7 p.m. March 12 inside the M Pavilion at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $25.99, $30.99 or $35.99. Visit themresort.com.
Southern Hills Republican Women: Nevada State Controller Ron Knecht is scheduled to be the guest speaker during the group’s meeting, planned at 11 a.m. March 22 at Buckmans’ Grille, 2600 Hampton Road. The cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members and those who arrive late. Patriotic jewelry will be for sale at the event, and drawings are planned. Reservations must be mailed by March 17 to SHRW, 2505 Anthem Village Drive, No. 223, Henderson, NV 89052. Checks also may be dropped off at 2011 Dipinto Ave. Call Marilyn Ford at 702-450-7063.
Theatre Chaotica: The acting improv and character development workshops are planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays at Theatre in the Valley, 10 Pacific Ave. Upcoming dates include March 13, 20 and 27. The cost is $5. Call 702-642-1047 or visit tinyurl.com/theatrechaotica or theatreinthevalley.org.
Easter Bunny Photos: The photos can be taken from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through March 26 in center court at the Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road. Visit galleriaatsunset.com.
Abstract art show: “The Geometric Art of Eugene Lang” is slated to be displayed through March at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Lang, a Brooklyn, N.Y., native, is an abstract artist specializing in geometric design and mixed media. His art features bright blocks and triangles of complimentary colors. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-207-4261.
Nevada Watercolor Society: The group’s annual Signature Art Show is planned through April 3 at the Reflection Bay Golf Club, 75 Montelago Blvd. Hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays, when hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit nvws.org.
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.
Native Milkweed Seed Study: Native rush milkweed seeds are set to be available free from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays at the Master Gardener Help Desk inside the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Those who pick up the packets must take part in a study involving monarch butterflies. The plants encourage the butterflies to lay eggs. Participants will receive instructions, as well as periodic surveys to track seed germination, plant survival and visits by monarch butterflies. Master Gardener Anne Marie Lardeau has been harvesting the seeds from the Demonstration and Test Gardens at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension over the past two years. Call 702-257-5555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WORTH A DRIVE
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour: The event is scheduled at 7 p.m. March 10 and 11 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Admission is provided by free wristbands that are set to be be distributed at 6 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis; limit one per person. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
Inspire. Challenge. Engage Dinner: The event, organized by Create A Change Now and The Reset Project, is scheduled at 5:45 p.m. March 10 at Booker Elementary School, 2277 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Some of Las Vegas’ top executive chefs are set to collaborate and create a specially designed prix fixe menu. Tickets begin at $40 and are available at tinyurl.com/iced16.
Cotopaxi Questival: The adventure scavenger hunt for teams of two to six people is scheduled March 11 and 12 starting in downtown Las Vegas. More information will be available through a race day information packet sent seven days before the race. A challenge list is set to be sent 24 hours before the event. Tickets begin at $39. Visit tinyurl.com/questlv16.
“The Speed of Darkness”: David McKee is scheduled to direct performances of the play by Steve Tesich at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, March 11-27, in the Fischer Black Box at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for seniors or students. Ushers can see the show for free. Visit lvlt.org.
Fiddle & Guitar: Internationally recognized musicians Alex DePue, on fiddle, and Miguel DeHoyos, on guitar, are set to take traditional flamenco style and blend it with everything from rock favorites to original works during a concert scheduled at 7 p.m. March 12 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit artslasvegas.org.
La Catrina String Quartet: The Nevada School of the Arts is set to present Musical Crossroads featuring La Catrina String Quartet at 7 p.m. March 11 at the Historic Fifth Street School Auditorium, 401 S. Fourth St. The event is curated by Brian Paco Alvarez, art advocate, urban historian and native Las Vegan. An artists’ reception is set to follow. In addition to performing, the quartet is to present a series of master classes, working NSA Chamber Ensembles and an outreach performance at a high school. Admission is $25 or $35 at the door or $10 for students. Vist nsamusic.org. For more information, call 702-384-2787.
Trivia Challenge Night: The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation’s 14th annual Trivia Challenge Night, “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” is scheduled at 6 p.m. March 12 at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. The winner of the trivia challenge will receive a trophy and be crowned 2016’s Most Valuable Brain. Snacks, drinks and cocktails will be available. Tickets are $30 per person or $300 per table of 10. Doors open at 5 p.m. Visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075.
Police Unity Tour 2016 featuring Rock Candy: Rock Candy is scheduled to perform classic rock at 8 p.m. March 12 at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, as part of the Police Unity Tour. The tour’s primary purpose is to raise awareness of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. The secondary purpose of the tour is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum. Tickets are $15. Visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075.
Walk for Wishes: Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada is set to host the 1-mile walk and 5K fun run at 8 a.m. March 12 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Family entertainment, food and a post-event award ceremony are planned, with all proceeds going to Make-A-Wish. Registration is set for 7 p.m. Visit snv.wish.org.
Cirque Run: Cirque du Soleil is set to host its 15th annual Run Away with Cirque du Soleil community 5K run and 1-mile fun walk March 12 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Onsite registration is set to start at 7 a.m. Pre-race activities are slated to begin at 8 a.m. with the race starting at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $40 for the 5K and $30 for the 1-mile in advance. Register at cirquedusoleil.com/5krun.
St. Baldrick’s head-shaving events: The events to raise money for the national organization funding research to find cures for childhood cancer are scheduled at noon March 12 at Ri Ra Irish Pub in Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd South, and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 12 at New York-New York, 3790 Las Vegas Blvd. South, at the hotel’s Brooklyn Bridge. Live music and celebrity guest head-shavers are planned. Visit stbaldricks.org.
Igniting the Arts: Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School plans to host the fundraiser at 6 p.m. March 12 to showcase students from the school’s Conservatory of the Fine Arts, 2015 S. Hualapai Way. A pre-show reception is planned at 6 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres, beverages and a silent auction. Tickets are $75 and include admittance to the pre-show reception and entertainment. Visit faithconservatory.com.
Family Festival: The Artisan Craft Festival Spring Shopping Jamboree benefiting Easter Seals Nevada is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 13 at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. The Easter Bunny is scheduled to be there. Admission is free. To register, visit artisancraftfestival.com.
Whitney Phoenix in ‘I Love a Piano’: The Gateway Arts Foundation plans to present the Las Vegas pianist at 3 p.m. March 13 at the Starbright Theatre, 2225 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $20. Visit gatewayartsfoundation.org or call 702-255-0695.
LGBTQ Career Fair: The event is planned from 1 to 4 p.m. March 14 at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit thecenterlv.com or call 702-733-9800.
Veterans Stand Down: The annual event, hosted by U.S.VETS-Las Vegas, is set from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 16 and 17 at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Visit usvetsinc.org/lasvegas.
Catch the Leprechaun Run 2016: The Las Vegas office of CBRE, in conjunction with CBRE Cares, plans to host the second annual 5K race and 1-mile walk at 8 a.m. March 19 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road. CBRE has pledged all profits to the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth and The Public Education Foundation’s Clark County Reads program. Registration is $35 for adults and $20 for children 12 or younger for the 5K or the 1-mile distance. Participants are encouraged to wear green as they chase the costumed leprechaun, who will lead all runners at the beginning of the race. Each participant will receive a goodie bag, T-shirt and medal. Register in advance online or onsite the day of the race starting at 6:30 a.m. Visit tinyurl.com/zx42a92.
“Mug Shots #3” by Diane Bush: This third installation of Mug Shots is planned during regular gallery hours through March 31 at the Left of Center Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road. Mug Shots is part of a yearlong series of mini installations created and curated by multimedia artist and ex-educator Diane Bush, who is set to provide the public with humorous and collectible artist-designed mugs, framed artwork and ceramic commemorative plates. Admission is free. Visit leftofcenterart.org.
The great egg drop: Children ages 6 to 11 can learn to build contraptions that can help prevent eggs from breaking at 3:30 p.m. March 17 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. Visit mypubliclibrary.com.
Zeppelin USA: The Led Zeppelin tribute band plans to perform at 8 p.m. March 18 inside Club Madrid at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets are $22. Visit sunsetstation.sclv.com or zusarocks.com.
Cosmic Swim: The event is planned from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 18 (activity code 136317-01) at the Henderson Multigenerational Center’s indoor pool, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway. The event is set to include games, music, diving for glow gear and swimming races. All ages may participate, but children younger than 8 must be supervised by a parent or guardian. Admission is $5 per person or $18 for a family of four. Register at cityofhenderson.com or at any city recreation center or indoor pool.
Spring garden tour: The Master Gardener-led event is planned at 10 a.m. March 19 at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Demonstration and Test Gardens, 8050 Paradise Road. A demonstration titled Spring Has Sprung is set to feature an introduction to spring gardening. Master Gardeners also are set to discuss April flowers during a tour at 10 a.m. April 9 and hot summer colors/preparing for summer during the one planned at 10 a.m. May 7. Participants are to meet in the courtyard at the Lifelong Learning Center. The Demonstration and Test Gardens feature more than 1,000 species of desert-appropriate landscape plants, including trees, shrubs, perennials, palms, cactuses and agaves. Call 702-257-5555 or email email@example.com.
Digital library meet-and-greet: Attendees can learn about Henderson Libraries’ digital content from 2 to 4 p.m. March 19 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Ebooks, movies and music are among items that are available digitally. Visit mypubliclibrary.com.
Fire station open house: The event is planned at 11 a.m. March 19 at the Henderson Fire Department’s Station 81, 600 College Drive. Attendees can meet station personnel, get a closer look at firefighting apparatus and learn more about fire safety. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2222.
Composting workshop: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is set to offer the Gardening in Small Spaces session from 8 a.m. to noon March 19 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Social horticulturist Angela O’Callaghan will teach attendees how to create a balanced compost. The cost is $25. Space is limited to 25 people, and registration is required by contacting Elaine Fagin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-257-5573. Other upcoming Gardening in Small Places workshops are planned April 4, irrigation; May 9, what’s bugging your garden?; and June 13, organic gardening.
Cowabunga Bay Water Park: The park at 900 Galleria Drive is set to kick off its swimming season March 19, opening from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The 23-acre site offers nine water slides, four surf and swim pools and an interactive children’s play area with 10 pint-sized slides and tipping buckets. Also offered are raft rides, heated pools, shade structures and refreshments. Visit cowabungabay.com.
Caring for roses: Participants can learn about preparing their gardens to yield roses in spring during a hands-on demonstration class slated from 10 a.m. to noon March 21 at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s rose garden in the back of the Demonstration and Test Gardens, 8050 Paradise Road. The session will focus on fertilizing, mulching, wood chips and watering. Contact the Master Gardener Help Desk at email@example.com or 702-257-5555.
Award-winning roses: American Rose Society-certified horticultural judges and apprentice judges will share tips and tricks on how to grow award-winning roses at 7 p.m. March 24 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. The event is free. Call 702-257-5555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine: The band is scheduled to perform at 8:30 p.m. March 25 at Club Madrid inside Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets are $25, $35, $45 or $60 and can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center, by logging onto sclv.com/concerts or through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com. Guests must be 21 years or older.
Easter celebration: Ethel M Chocolates, 2 Cactus Garden Drive, plans to host the free event from 1 to 5 p.m. March 26 and 27. Balloon artists, face painters, factory tours, music, games, food trucks and photos with the Easter bunny are planned. Visit ethelm.com.
Guitar Pull: The eighth annual event, put on by the country music station 95.5-FM The Bull, is planned at 8 p.m. March 31 at Green Valley Ranch’s Grand Events Center, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. The acoustic guitar concert is set to feature Hunter Hayes, Justin Moore, Charles Kelley, Kip Moore and Kelsea Ballerini. Tickets range from $30 to $105, and proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Visit greenvalleyranch.sclv.com.
Glass Craft & Bead Expo: The 21st annual event is planned from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 1 and 2 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 3 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event will offer nearly 150 booths and 70 tabletops, as well as demos in flameworking and other glass art techniques. Additionally, more than 250 classes are set to be taught by professional artists and industry leaders, with mediums including stained, fused, mosaics, coldworking, beadmaking and marble making. Classes are set to begin at 9 a.m. March 30, and registration is planned starting at 7 a.m. Prices vary for the sessions. Three-day admission to the expo is $15, and seniors and military personnel pay $13. Visit glasscraftexpo.com.
Call for musicians: The nonprofit Las Vegas Young Artists Orchestra is seeking applications for its new Academy Orchestra program for youths 15 or younger who show significant potential. The free program will welcome up to 50 new students who will work alongside internationally recognized guest artists and perform regularly throughout the year. The application deadline is April 8. Musicians up to age 23, meanwhile, can submit applications until May 15 for membership in the Young Artists Orchestra. Visit lvyao.org.
Cadillac Through the Years: The 11th annual Cadillac & LaSalle Club of Las Vegas event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 10 on Main Street at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2240 Village Walk Drive. Eighty-eight cars representing 114 years of Cadillac’s history are set to be on display, with cars dating from 1902 to present. Live big-band music is planned, as are drawings, prizes, a meet-and-greet with Travis Cloer of “Jersey Boys” and a book signing with author Rick Ainsworth, whose newest book is titled “American Dictator: Changing of the Guard.” Visit lasvegasclc.org or shopthedistrictgvr.com.
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.
Wisdom flow yoga: The class is planned from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Thursdays, weather-permitting, at the Reflection Bay Golf Club, 75 Montelago Blvd., at Lake Las Vegas. The cost is $15.
Family Game Day: Family fun is planned at the event from 4 to 5 p.m. monthly on the fourth Saturday at Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Visit mypubliclibrary.com.
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. Upcoming entertainers include Mark D. Sanders, March 10. 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 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.