THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. 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. Participants are invited to bring a flashlight. Space is limited. Registration is required. Visit gomtcharleston.com or email email@example.com.
2. Mirage — Tribute to Fleetwood Mac: The concerts are set at 8 p.m. Aug. 12 and 13 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $10 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
3. Ward 4 Back-to-School Event: The free, all-ages event is planned for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at Durango Hills Park, 3521 N. Durango Drive. Free school supplies are set to be handed out while supplies last, and a family-friendly movie with free popcorn and water while supplies last is planned. Bring a low-back chair or blanket.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
All Star Friday Nights: StarOne All-Stars is slated to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Aug. 12 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. The cost is $10. Luxury booths are available for $100 and banquettes for $50. Call 702-692-7777 or visit www.aliantegaming.com.
My Design!: The workshop is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Youths 11 to 17 are invited to represent their fandom by painting a T-shirt or bag. The library will provide stencils and paint. Youths must bring T-shirts, bags or pillowcases. Visit lvccld.org.
Batteries Included: The group’s free Back-to-School Skate Night is planned for ages 13 to 18 from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Crystal Palace Skating Center, 3901 N. Rancho Drive. Batteries Included membership is not required for participation. Call 702-229-4075 or visit lasvegasnevada.gov.
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.
“King for a Night — Elvis Tribute”: The concert with Dennis Wise is set at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 inside the Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Tickets are $20. Visit santafestation.sclv.com.
Junior Ranger: The free program is planned from 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 13 and 20 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road, and is set to teach junior rangers about the Spring Mountains, how to help protect the area and other outdoor skills. Visit gomtcharleston.com.
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.
Free fiction writing workshop: The workshop with Maxwell Alexander Drake is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 14 and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 inside the meeting room at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.
Stand-up comedy: Marc Patrick is set to perform for those 21 or older at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 in the Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is free. Visit santafestation.sclv.com.
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.
Healthier Living Workshop: The workshop is planned from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 9, at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican is set to present the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program developed by Stanford University School of Medicine. Advance registration is required. Admission is free with a $2 annual membership to Las Vegas senior programs. Call 702-229-1702.
“Woodturner’s Delight”: The exhibit featuring wood-turned creations is set to be on display during regular library hours through Sept. 13 inside the gallery at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-507-6107.
“No Ordinary Life”: The free exhibition is planned from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays through Oct. 1 at the Left of Center Art Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road. The artwork by Kim Johnson is set to visually explore the diverse, natural order and design around people with subtle nuances of how people operate on sociological, psychological and primal levels. Call 702-647-7378.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Pokemon 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.
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.
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.
Hot yoga in the Neon Boneyard: One-hour hot yoga sessions with certified instructor Eileen Lorraine in the Neon Museum’s boneyard, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North are scheduled 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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Centennial Hills Soap Crafters: The workshop is slated from 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Adults are invited to learn how to make bath and body products, troubleshoot problems, work on group projects, participate in a soap exchange and win giveaways. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.
North Las Vegas Alliance of Homeowner Associations and Concerned Citizens: A meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Aliante Library, 2400 W. Deer Springs Way. Email Bob Mersereau at email@example.com.
All Star Friday Nights: Rhythm Nation is scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Aug. 19 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. The cost is $10. Luxury booths are available for $100 and banquettes for $50. Call 702-692-7777 or visit www.aliantegaming.com.
Teen Book Chats: The book club plans to meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 11 to 17 are invited to chat about their favorite books. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.
Children’s fall gardening open house: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener plans to host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 2o at the Research Center and Demonstration Orchard’s Children’s Garden, 4600 Horse Drive. Contact Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit jmgkids.us.
Hot August Night: Rob Garrett’s tribute to Neil Diamondis planned at 8 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $15 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
Children’s fall gardening open house: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener plans to host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Research Center and Demonstration Orchard’s Children’s Garden, 4600 Horse Road. Families are invited to speak with Junior Master Gardener ambassadors and experience a make-and-take project and free tours of the children’s demonstration gardens. Contact Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523 or email email@example.com. Visit jmgkids.us.
All Star Friday Nights: Tyriq and Jamestown is slated to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Aug. 26 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. The cost is $10. Luxury booths are available for $100 and banquettes for $50. Call 702-692-7777 or visit www.aliantegaming.com.
United Blood Services blood drive: The blood drive is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, call 702-228-4483.
The Rat Pack: The concert is planned at 8 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Tickets start at $19.95. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
My Social Security: The event is planned from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Alexander Library, 1755 W. Alexander Road. Families are invited to meet with local Social Security administration representatives to explore ways to utilize online services. Visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com.
Queen Nation Tribute to Queen: The concert is set at 8 p.m. Sept. 2 and 3 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $10 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
End of Summer Bash Festival & Car Show: The event is set at 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $5. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
Billy Bob Thornton And The Boxmasters: The concert is slated at 8 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Tickets start at $24.95. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
Conquer Chiari fundraiser and walk: A fundraiser to raise awareness for chiari is planned at 9 a.m. Sept. 17 at Centennial Hills Park, 7150 N Buffalo Drive. Games, booths and a picnic and barbecue are planned. Registration is free, but a $25 donation is suggested. Visit conquerchiari.org.
The Las Vegas Hemophilia Walk and 5K: The Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation is registering participants for the Sept. 24 Hemophilia Walk and 5K at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. A light pre-walk breakfast, music, fun activities for children and a team T-shirt contest are planned. The walk begins at 8:30 a.m. Admission to Floyd Lamb Park is free for all walk participants. There is no fee to register, but donations are welcomed. Visit hemophilia.org.
Bailamos!: The Latin concert is set at 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $20 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.