THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. Color Run: The fifth annual event, dubbed the “Happiest 5K on the Planet,” is set for 8 a.m. Feb. 27 in downtown Las Vegas, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Three Square food bank. Runners, walkers or sprinters of all ages and athletic abilities will be bathed in an array of colors and island scents as they cruise through a scene of palm trees, vibrant arches and festive music. Upon finishing, Color Runners can celebrate at the Rainbow Beach during the Finish Festival with a color throw celebration, music, dancing and photo opportunities. A new participation kit offers island-inspired items including a lei, snapback hat and sunglasses, along with the T-shirt, headband, temporary tattoos and medal in the classic participant kit. Classic, classic plus or deluxe entries start at $39.99 with options for little color runners. Visit thecolorrun.com/las-vegas.
2. “Front Yard Zoo — Controlling Nature”: The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts is set to host the exhibit by Miami University Hamilton, Ohio, professor of art Roscoe Wilson from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays through March 19 at the Artspace Gallery, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Wilson’s artwork explores the relationship between nature, consumerism and waste. Call 702-651-4146.
3. Pahrump Hot Air Balloon Festival: The annual event is set for noon Feb. 26 and 8 a.m. Feb. 27 and 28 at Petrack Park, 150 state Route 160, in Pahrump, about 60 miles west of Las Vegas. The family-friendly festival is set to bring together more than 20 hot air balloon pilots from the western states, music, entertainment, food, arts and crafts, and more. Events are scheduled throughout the three days, including glow balloon events. Admission to the festival is free, and guests can purchase tethered balloon rides for $10 and a wristband for the carnival for $20. Visit visitpahrump.com/events.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
All Star Friday Nights with Rhythm Nation: As part of All Star Friday Nights, Rhythm Nation is scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 26 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. The cost is $10. Luxury booths are available for $100 and banquettes for $50. Call 702-600-1625 or visit aliantegaming.com.
Peace Frog — A tribute to the Doors: The concert is set at 8 p.m. Feb. 26 and 27 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $10 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
Polymer Clay Expressions: The annual exhibit is scheduled during regular library hours through Feb. 28 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. The exhibit features a collection of work crafted by members of the Las Vegas Polymer Clay Guild. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.
Silly Stories: The story time is planned from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 2 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 3 to 5 are invited to listen to silly stories and jokes and make a craft to take home. Call 702-507-6100 or visit lvccld.org.
Whale Watching Trip: The trip from the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, to Dana Point, Calif., is planned for March 13. Join the chartered bus tour and visit Dana Point for a private whale-watching experience. Participants are set to meet at the center at 3:45 a.m. The 24-hour trip costs $120 with a current city of Las Vegas Active Adult/Senior Programs membership or $150 for nonmembers. Advanced registration is required. Call 702-229-1702.
“Wallflowers”: The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts is slated to host the exhibit by Jill Parisi during regular gallery hours through March 19 at the CSN Fine Arts Gallery, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. The gallery plans to include printmaking and printmaking-based installation art by State University of New York at New Paltz associate professor of printmaking Parisi. Parisi’s artwork celebrates the plant and animal kingdom’s wide palette and intricate patterns. Call 702-651-4146.
Create with Code Jr.: The class is planned from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through March 30 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 5 to 7 are invited to learn about coding through interactive projects using the Scratch Jr. visual programming language. Children can learn how to record their voices and sound to projects, use message blocks to make characters communicate, learn how to change their project’s background and more. The cost is $155. Visit techbrainiacs.com. Call 702-507-6107.
“Seeking Justice Through Art”: The exhibit featuring social justice-themed art is planned from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through April 9 at the Left of Center Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road. The exhibit addresses issues currently facing society, including racial profiling and gender injustices. It features a juried exhibition with the work of local artists including Dayo Adelaja, Vanissa Chan, Lisa Fields Clark, Steven Dansky, Anthony Johnson and Vernon Rowlette. Admission is free. Visit leftofcenterart.org.
“A Joyful Perspective”: The art exhibit by John Trimble is set during regular library hours through May 10 inside the art gallery at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Trimble’s acrylic paintings and prints illustrate the various moods and emotions of daily life through the use of amplified color and offer a multicultural perspective on American landscapes and culture. Call 702-507-6100 or visit lvccld.org.
WORTH A DRIVE
Gown Town: Local nonprofit HELP of Southern Nevada and 98.5 KLUC are teaming up for the annual Gown Town event, which provides needy high school students with an affordable alternative to prom dress shopping by offering donated formal gowns for $20 each. It is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 27 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.
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 email@example.com or 702-586-1657.
Black History: The city of Henderson plans to host Heart & Soul: A Celebration of Gospel and Black History from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St., in recognition of February as National Black History Month. The free event will feature gospel musical performances by local church and community groups, including urban contemporary, modern contemporary and Southern traditional. The festival also is set to offer expressive cultural dances and a variety of food and merchandise vendors. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2171.
“GEEK!”: The celebration of nerdy fan culture, written by Brooklyn playwright Crystal Skillman and directed by Troy Heard, is planned for 8 p.m. Feb. 25-27 at the Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave., No. 16B. General admission tickets are $20 and a limited amount of $10 student rush tickets are available 10 minutes before showtimes for students 18 or younger with valid student ID. Visit onyxtheatre.com or purchase tickets at the box office an hour before show time.
“To Kill a Mockingbird”: Performances by the Nevada Conservatory Theatre are planned at 8 p.m. Feb. 25-27 and 2 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Judy Bayley Theatre at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $27.50 and $33. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
“Breaking Bad” comes to the Mob Museum: A reception for the exhibition is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Mob Museum, 300 E. Stewart Ave.. The reception is free with regular admission. The museum has extended hours and is set to be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through Labor Day. Parking is free for locals after 5 p.m., and alcoholic beverages are half price from 5 to 9 p.m. at the bar. Admission is $13.95 for adult Nevada residents with ID, $11.95 for Nevada seniors 65 or older, military, law enforcement and teachers with ID, $10 for Nevada children and students 11 to 17 with ID and free for children 10 or younger. Visit themobmuseum.org or call 702-229-2734.
The Scintas: Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 and 27; March 11, 12, 25 and 26; April 8, 9, 15 and 16; and May 6, 7, 13 and 14 at the Plaza, 1 Main St. Tickets start at $29. A dinner and a show package is offered for $99 and includes a three-course prix fixe dinner at Oscar’s steakhouse in addition to a VIP show ticket. Visit plazahotelcasino.com or call 702-386-2507.
Duck, Duck, Pelican — Birds of the Las Vegas Wash: A guided hike with a Wetlands Park nature guide and a birding expert from the Red Rock Audubon Society is planned for 10 a.m. Feb. 27 at Wetlands Park, 7050 E. Wetlands Park Lane. Coffee and cocoa, birding tips and resources, and conservation conversations are planned. The program is for beginner or intermediate birders. Binoculars will be provided. Sign up at tinyurl.com/ll6kcuo.
Divas Day Out: The free event is set from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 27 at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, and will feature more than 175 businesses offering services and products related to women. Live entertainment is planned by Frank Marino and dancers from “Thunder From Down Under.” Visit southpointarena.com or divasdayoutlasvegas.com.
Nevada Naturalist program: The event is planned from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 27 at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Residents can stop by anytime to chat with Nevada naturalists, meet instructors, see educational project presentations, participate in activities, learn about volunteer opportunities, and tour the Outdoor Education Center. The Nevada Naturalist program focuses on giving a broad understanding of nature to participants interested in learning, volunteering, teaching and participating in conservation projects and issues. Contact Denise Parsons at 702-948-5906 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Hope Gala: The Global Charity Foundation’s Midnight in the Oasis gala is set to feature cocktails, dinner, live entertainment, and live and silent auctions to benefit health care and education programs for at-risk women and children in Las Vegas and India. Nevada State College President Bart Patterson is set to speak at the event set for 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Spanish Trail Country Club, 5050 Spanish Trail Lane. Tickets are $125. Visit gcfcares.org or call 785-608-7129.
Brass Roots Quintet: Led by former Glen Miller Orchestra trombonist Walt Boenig, the quintet, which includes trumpeters Gary Cordell and Tom Wright, Doug Beasley on French horn and Dan Ulrich on tuba, is scheduled to perform a free concert at 2 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.
Mini Maker Faire: The event is planned from noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 S. Water St. Makers are to be presenting electronics creations, drones, robots, craft makers, jewelry makers, artists, performers and more. Tickets are $8 for adults, and discounts are available for children, students, teachers, military, seniors or veterans. Visit makerfairevegas.com.
Variety Salutes Hollywood: Variety The Children’s Charity is slated to host a red carpet Oscar party starting with pre-Oscar coverage at 4 p.m. Feb. 28 on the big screen at Brenden Theaters at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Co-hosted by ABC news anchor Dayna Roselli and 98.5 KLUC-FM’s Chet Buchanan, guests can walk the red carpet with local celebrities and watch the award show at the benefit event. Tickets are $25 and include $25 in theater concessions. VIP tickets are $250 and include an hors d’oeuvre menu created by AlizÃ© at the Top of The Palms. Visit varietysn.org.
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 Feb. 28 and March 6, 13, 20 and 27. The cost is $5. Call 702-642-1047 or visit tinyurl.com/theatrechaotica or theatreinthevalley.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 $37 for the 5K and $27 for the 1-mile in advance or $3 more after March 1. Register at tinyurl.com/run2016.
Nevada Women’s Film Festival: Robin Greenspun is set to be honored as Nevada Women Filmmaker of the Year at this year’s Nevada Women’s Film Festival, set to kick off March 4 in the Big Springs Theater at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., with a reception and screening of her documentary “Semicolon: The Adventures of Ostomy Girl.” The three-day festival is also slated to include screenings of films from all over the world made by women or with stories featuring strong female characters. Also planned are panel discussions ranging from costuming for films to a behind-the-scenes look at Brett Levner’s feature film about underage sex trafficking, “The Track.” Student and youth filmmakers are also set to be featured. Tickets start at $20 for one day. All-access passes start at $35. Visit nwffest.com.
Fishing Derby: Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow is set to host a Ward 5 fishing derby from 8 a.m. to noon March 5 at Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave. The event is for everyone from beginners to experienced anglers. Students and their mentors can enjoy a bucket breakfast, supplied bait and a sack lunch while supplies last. A raffle drawing is planned as are prizes for the kid to catch the first fish of the day, the largest fish and the smallest fish. Families can bring fishing poles or Nevada Department of Wildlife is expected to have 250 poles to lend to those with photo identification. Admission is free and no fishing license is required. Visit tinyurl.com/fishderbylv.
Brave the Shave: Get your head shaved or watch others go under the clippers to benefit children with cancer during a St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser scheduled March 5 at McMullan’s Irish Pub, 4650 W. Tropicana Ave. McMullan’s is consistently among the top five fundraisers for the national organization. Visit stbaldricks.org.
Fremont Middle School Celebrates 60 Years: The exhibition “Fremont Middle School Celebrates 60 Years Through the Eyes of its Young Artists” is set to be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through March 26 at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, 1017 S. First St., No. 190. Visit nevadahumanities.org or call 702-800-4670.
The Ramos Brothers Circus: Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 5 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 2, 5 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays through March 2 in the parking lot of The Boulevard Mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children. As part of a food drive for The Salvation Army, visitors who donate five food items are set to receive a free adult ticket for the circus. Bring an additional three items and also receive a children’s ticket.
U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West: The group is set to perform free at 7 p.m. March 3 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. The band offers a variety of music, including standard concert band/wind ensemble, orchestral, military marches, jazz, pop, Broadway standards and patriotic songs. Free tickets are set to be available in advance from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 S. Water St., and the Pavilion box office, and limited tickets may be available at the event. Tickets also can be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Henderson Convention Center, Attn: Air Force Tickets MSC 311, 200 S. Water St., Henderson, NV 89015. The limit is six tickets per person, family or group. Visit cityofhenderson.com/henderson-happenings/events.
Fomato Fun: The Midnight Fomato Society plans to present “Bad Head,” a comedy directed by John Tomasello featuring science fiction, fantasy, burlesque and foam tomatoes that the audience is welcome to lob at one another and actors during the show. The show is set to run at 10 p.m. Fridays, through March 25, at the Sci Fi Center, 5077 Arville St. Tickets are $10. Fomatoes will be sold at the show (cash only). Visit facebook.com/thescificentervegas.
All Star Friday Nights with Tresure: As part of All Star Friday Nights, Tresure is scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. March 4 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. The cost is $10. Luxury booths are available for $100 and banquettes for $50. Call 702-600-1625 or visit aliantegaming.com.
Let’s Draw the Story!: The story time and activity is planned from 4 to 5 p.m. March 4 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 3 to 7 are invited to listen to a story and draw whatever comes to mind. Call 702-507-6100 or visit lvccld.org.
In It’s Entirety Concert Series: The concert featuring Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon Live!is set at 8 p.m. March 5 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $15 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
Toddler Duplo Club: The workshop is set from 10:30 to 11 a.m. March 8 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 1½ to 3 are invited to build their engineering skills by using Duplo bricks alongside other children. Call 702-507-6100 or visit lvccld.org.
LED-Day: The Teen Tech Week workshop is slated from 3 to 5 p.m. March 8 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 11 to 17 are invited to learn how to make a project that lights up using LEDs. Call 702-507-6100 or visit lvccld.org.
All Star Friday Nights with StarOne All-Stars: As part of All Star Friday Nights, StarOne All-Stars is scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. March 11 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. The cost is $10. Luxury booths are available for $100 and banquettes for $50. Call 702-600-1625 or visit aliantegaming.com.
My Design — Batman Vs. Superman & Allegiant!: The craft is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. March 11 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 11 to 17 are invited to represent their fandom by painting their own T-shirt or bag. The library is set to provide the stencils and paint. Call 702-507-6100 or visit lvccld.org.
Free fiction writing workshop: The workshop with Maxwell Alexander Drake is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. March 13 and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 21 inside the meeting room at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.
Myron Heaton Chorale: The chorale’s spring concert, “Songs of America,” is set for 7 p.m. March 13 at The Lakes Lutheran Church, 8200 W. Sahara Ave., to benefit Lutheran Social Services of Southern Nevada. Under the direction of artistic director Myron Heaton, the group will present songs from American composers, famous choral concert pieces, spirituals and gospel songs. Tickets are $10 and are available at the church office during office hours (call 702-363-2515), from chorale members or at the door. For more information, visit myronheatonchorale.org or contact Ken at 702-277-9046.
DIY Craft Club: The club is planned from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 16 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited to get creative and make a craft. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.
Centennial Hills Soap Crafters: The workshop is slated from 6 to 7 p.m. March 17 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.
All Star Friday Nights with Tyriq and Jamestown: As part of All Star Friday Nights, Tyriq and Jamestown are scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. March 18 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. The cost is $10. Luxury booths are available for $100 and banquettes for $50. Call 702-600-1625 or visit aliantegaming.com.
Teen Book Chats: The book club is planned from 4 to 5 p.m. March 18 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.
Yu Gi Oh: The game is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 19 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 11 to 17 are invited to play Yu Gi Oh and hang out with friends. Participants must bring their own cards. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.
United Blood Services Blood Drive: The blood drive is planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 19 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-228-4483 to schedule an appointment.
Jonathan Butler: The concert is set for 8 p.m. March 19 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $32.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.
Growing Tomatoes in Terrible Dirt and Desert Heat: The lecture is planned from 6 to 7 p.m. March 23 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Adults, seniors and teens are invited to join Master Gardener and author Leslie Doyle from Sweet Tomatoes Test Garden as she shares her experiences on successful tomato gardening in a desert climate. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.
All Star Friday Nights with Rhythm Nation: As part of All Star Friday Nights, Rhythm Nation is scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. March 25 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. The cost is $10. Luxury booths are available for $100 and banquettes for $50. Call 702-600-1625 or visit aliantegaming.com.
Desire — A U2 Tribute featuring Pavel Sfera as Bono: The concert is set at 8 p.m. March 25 and 26 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $10 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
Yvonne Silva: The concert is set for 9 p.m. March 26 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Admission is free. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.
He Said! She Said! Comedy Tour: The comedy tour is set for 8 p.m. March 26 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $25.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.
Bonfire — A Tribute to the music of AC/DC: The concert is set at 8 p.m. April 1 and 2 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $5 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
Tony Rock: The comedy show is set for 8 p.m. April 9 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $15.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.
Jazz Under the Stars with Michael Lington: A concert by the pool is planned for 7 p.m. April 28 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $23.50. Visit aliantegaming.com.
Voodoo Band: The concert is scheduled at 9 p.m. Fridays at South Padre at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Admission is free. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit texasstation.sclv.com.
Darren Michaels: The concert is planned for 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at A-Bar at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Admission is free. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit texasstation.sclv.com.
Yellow Brick Road: The concert is planned for 10 p.m. Saturdays at South Padre at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Admission is free. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit texasstation.sclv.com.
Ride a horse: The horse riding activity is planned from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Horses4Heroes Community Equestrian Center inside Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. Rides are $10 per person, and children 2 or younger are admitted free. The ride includes a visit to the barnyard. All other activities, including trail ride classes (part lesson, part trail ride) are by appointment. Trail ride classes are $50 per person. Email email@example.com.
Ranch Day Camps: The day camp is set to open during school staff development days at Horses4Heroes Community Equestrian Center inside Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free ski lessons: Complimentary coaching from certified ski and snowboard instructors is planned at the Lee Canyon Ski & Snowboard Resort, 6725 Lee Canyon Road, to any visitor at any time. Guests 13 or younger may participate in the free coaching program only when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Visit leecanyonlv.com.