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1. Snake Oil — The Ultimate Arena Rock Experience: The concert is set at 8 p.m. July 30 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $20 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
2. Night and guided hikes: A free night hike is planned from 8 to 9 p.m. July 29 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road. It is rated easy with mostly paved paths and gravel over small hills. Participants are invited to bring a flashlight. A free guided hike is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. July 31 at the Gateway, with an interpretive naturalist 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 for both hikes, and registration is required. Visit gomtcharleston.com or email email@example.com.
3. Camping at Craig Ranch Regional Park: The free event is planned from 7 p.m. July 29 to 7 a.m. July 30 at Craig Ranch Regional Park, 628 W. Craig Road. North Las Vegas residents, Boy and Girl Scout troops, city officials and city fire and police departments are invited to participate. Food will be available for dinner and breakfast in the morning. Free activities including a movie, kickball and a bike-riding excursion are planned. Visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Stand Up for Animals: The event is planned from 8 to 11 p.m. July 30 at Velveteen Rabbit, 1218 Main St. Forget Me Not Animal Sanctuary of Las Vegas is hosting a comedy show fundraiser featuring several local comedians. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door, and proceeds benefit the rescue. The event is 21 or older. Visit forgetmenotaslv.org.
Jazz Under the Stars with Willie Bradley: A concert by the pool is planned for 7 p.m. July 28 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $23.50. Visit aliantegaming.com.
All Star Friday Nights: Tyriq and Jamestown is scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. July 29 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 aliantegaming.com.
“Genesis”: The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts is planning an exhibition of digital and mixed media artwork by University of Toledo Associate Professor of Art Dan Hernandez from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 28 and 29 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 30 at the Fine Arts Gallery, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Admission is free. Call 702-651-4146.
Junior Ranger: The free program is planned from 2 to 3 p.m. July 30 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.
Adult Summer Reading Program: The second annual reading program is planned through July 30 at any North Las Vegas Library branch. The North Las Vegas Library District invites residents 18 or older to participate in its adult summer reading club. Join the club for a chance to win prizes, including the grand prize of a Kindle Fire HD. Participants can register at any library. Visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com.
United Blood Services Blood Drive: The blood drive is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 30 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, call 702-228-4483.
Earl Klugh: The concert is planned for 8 p.m. July 30 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Reserved seat tickets start at $32.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.
Swingin’ Pedestrians: The concert is slated from 9 p.m. to midnight July 30 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is free. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
Cubelets: The workshop is planned from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited to learn computer programming by building simple robots using Cubelets. Registration is required. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.
Discount bowling: Texas Star Lanes at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane, plans to offer $1 bowling games from 7:30 a.m. to midnight Thursdays through August. An early-bird special is $1 per person per game Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, it’s $1.50. Call 702-288-7728. Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive, offers $2 bowling games on Tuesdays with $2 shoe rental and $2 food and beverage specials. Cosmic Happy Hour is from 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays with $3 games. Call 702-658-4996.
Summer movie series: Regal Cinemas at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane, is hosting a summer series at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Aug. 10, showing two G- or PG-rated movies for $1 per ticket, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Will Rodgers Pioneers Foundation. The schedule includes: July 26 and 27, “The Book of Life” and “Hotel Transylvania 2”; Aug. 2 and 3, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” and “Shaun the Sheep”; and Aug. 9 and 10, “The Croods” and “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.” Call 702-631-1000.
Ice skating: The SoBe Ice Arena at Fiesta Rancho, 2400 N. Rancho Drive, is open for public skating sessions from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The cost is $7 for skating for three hours and skate rentals. Cosmic Skate with DJ Herrera is $10 from 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Skate School is offered throughout the year for all levels of ability for ages 3 or older from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and noon to 12:45 p.m. Saturdays. The group lessons include four passes to the public skates and skate rental during the classes. The cost is $70 per month, with the first month 20 percent off. Visit fiestarancho.sclv.com.
“Cu Again”: The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts is set to host a metalwork exhibit by artist and CSN student Kim McTaggart from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 6 at the Artspace Gallery, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Admission is free. Call 702-651-4146.
“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. 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
Peter Pan prequel: Performances of “Peter and the Star Catcher,” a play by Rick Elice based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, are scheduled at 8 p.m. July 28-30 and 2 p.m. July 31 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $25. Visit lvlt.org.
Speed Dating: Divine Events is set to host an all-ages speed dating event from 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 28 in the Divine Cafe at the Springs Preserve, 333 Valley View Blvd. Admission is $15, which includes one drink ticket. Visit tinyurl.com/flashdatelv.
Bowl 4 The Kids: The annual fundraiser for the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s Charity Care Program is planned for July 30 at the Strike Zone Bowling Center at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Bowlers get three games, a commemorative T-shirt, pizza and other treats, and special activities are planned for kids including face-painting, balloon animals by Tawney Bubbles and roving characters, along with a raffle, silent auction and bake sale. Registration is $25 and includes three games. Contact Becky Stephenson at 702-691-5716 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or register online at tinyurl.com/jk87p3y.
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. July 30 and Aug. 7, 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 email@example.com.
Civil War experience: Guests can try on Civil War uniforms and learn to march and drill in formation with input from historic re-enactments at 10 a.m. July 30 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Park admission is $7 per car for Nevada residents. Visit parks.nv.gov/parks/spring-mountain-ranch-state-park.
Painted Stories Duel in The Library: The event is scheduled at 2 p.m. July 31 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. It is a mixed media showcase of two local authors and two local artists on one stage. In two dueling sessions, as each author reads from his/her work, both artists will turn blank canvas into works of art live in front of the audience. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
“Sharknado — The 4th Awakens” Cast Party With a Cause: The event is scheduled from 8 to 11 p.m. July 31 at Elation Pool at the Stratosphere, 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Fans are set to have the opportunity to take photos with the movie’s actors, including Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Gary Busey and more at the official after-party benefiting The Animal Foundation. Participants may also swim and view the film. Tickets are $15. Visit stratospherehotel.com or call 702-380-7777.
“Mr. Mark Twain Answers All Your Questions!”: Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. July 29 and 30 and 2 p.m. July 31 at the Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave., No. 16B. Part one-man improv and part self-help session, the show has audience members submit “Questions” and “Truths” on index cards as they enter the theater. Through the course of the one-hour production, Twain will hit on all submissions, as well as addressing the crucial need or lack thereof of the One Person Show. Tickets are $20 and $15 for students, seniors and military personnel (and nerds, per Onyx). Visit onyxtheatre.com or purchase tickets at the box office one hour before performances.
Red Rock Canyon children’s program: The Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association is putting together a season-long children’s program series focused on the natural history of Red Rock Canyon called The Canyon Club. On select Tuesdays throughout the summer, children 6 to 8 are invited to explore topics with hands-on activities, games and crafts. Programs start in the morning and last for roughly 90 minutes. Dates include Aug. 2, 9 and 16. Registration is required (participants can sign up for multiple dates). Visit RedRockCanyonLV.org or call 702-515-5367.
“The Sound of Music”: Performances by the national touring production are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2-14 and 2 p.m. Aug. 6, 7, 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.
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. 3, 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.
Meet-and-greets with “Pawn Stars”: The events are scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays at the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, 713 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Meet-and-greets featuring security guard Antwaun are scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon Saturdays and ones featuring historian Mark Hall-Patton are scheduled from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free, but Gold & Silver Pawn is accepting donations for a variety of charities throughout the summer on Thursdays, including the Shine Family Foundation (for veterans) Aug. 4. Visit gspawn.com or call 702-385-7912.
The History of Burlesque in Las Vegas: The event, part of the Las Vegas Stories Series, is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. As the Burlesque Hall of Fame gets ready to move into its new museum in the Las Vegas Arts District, Executive Director Dustin Wax plans to discuss the history of burlesque in Las Vegas from Harold Minsky’s first revues at the Dunes and Lili St. Cyr’s residency at the El Rancho through the glamour years of the ‘70s. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
Hot Havana Nights: The event is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Mob Museum, 300 E. Stewart Ave. The celebration of Cuban culture is set to include Cuban cuisine, tropical cocktails, music, dancing, casino-style games, hand-rolled Mob Museum-label premium cigars by Spirit of Cuba and more. Tickets are $69 for general admission with a 10 percent discount for museum members. Visit themobmuseum.org or call 702-229-2734.
Fly in Zero Gravity with George Takei: As part of the Star Trek 50th anniversary celebration, ZERO-G And Roddenberry Adventures are offering a zero gravity simulation flight Aug. 4 with actor George Takei, known for his role as Sulu in “Star Trek” and several films. Takei and others are set to board G-Force One, ZERO-G’s specially modified Boeing 727 that uses parabolic arcs to achieve weightlessness for 30 seconds at a time. Each ticket is $6,500 plus a 5 percent tax and will include a ZERO-G flight suit, Regravitation Celebration, certificate of weightless completion, and photos and video. Visit gozerog.com.
“Martin Kreloff/A Retrospective”: The free exhibit is set to be on display during regular library hours through Aug. 6 in The Studio at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., featuring pop art-influenced paintings, drawings and new media works. Experience Kreloff’s 50-year journey as an artist and the many celebrities he’s met and painted. Call 702-507-6222.
Cancer fundraiser kickoff: The Making Strides of Las Vegas Kickoff is set for 7 a.m. Aug. 10 at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. RSVP by Aug. 1. Call 702-891-9008. The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is scheduled for Oct. 30 at Red Rock Resort. Registration is set for 7:30 a.m., and the start time is 8:30 a.m. Visit makingstrideswalk.org/lasvegasnv.
“A Visual Language”: The exhibit by artist Eric Vozzola is set to be on display through Aug. 19 at the Winchester Cultural Center’s gallery, 3130 McLeod Drive. It consists of paintings large and small, including works on found materials, canvas and painted installations that activate the gallery space in multiple layers. Call 702-455-7340 or visit clarkcountynv.gov/parks.
“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.
Polage art: The work of local artist Austine Wood Comarow featuring polarized filters and light is set to be on display through Sept. 18 in the Big Springs Gallery in the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org.
Improve Your Immune System: The workshop is planned from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Ida Connors plans to teach how to resist disease and illness by strengthening the immune system through diet and managing stress. Admission is free with a $2 annual membership to Las Vegas senior programs. Registration is required. Call 702-229-1702.
Healthier Living Workshop: The workshop is planned from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays, Aug. 5 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. Adults with a chronic condition such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, chronic pain or anxiety, or those suffering from chronic diseases can benefit from the workshop. Advance registration is required. Admission is free with a $2 annual membership to Las Vegas senior programs. Call 702-229-1702.
Let’s Draw the Story!: The story time and activity is planned from 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 5 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.
Back-to-school fair and Ward 6 Movie in the Park: A free screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is planned from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Centennial Hills Park Amphitheater, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive. Residents are encouraged to bring blankets or folding chairs. A food truck is set to be available. Call 702-229-6154 or visit lasvegasnevada.gov/ward6.
Boz Scaggs: The concert is set at 8 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission starts at $39.95 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
Adam Ferrara: The concert is planned for 8 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Reserved seat tickets start at $17.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.
Campfire Through the Ages: The free event is planned from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road. Families are invited to celebrate National S’mores Day, while making s’mores, singing campfire songs and hearing classic fireside stories. Visit gomtcharleston.com.
LEGO Club: The group is set to meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited to share stories and books and build projects inspired by those stories. Call 702-507-6100.
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.
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.
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.
Peter White: The concert is planned for 8 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Reserved seat tickets start at $32.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.
Dennis Wise “King for a Night”: The concert is set at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 inside the Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Visit santafestation.sclv.com.
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.
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.
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.
Hot August Night Rob Garrett’s Tribute to Neil Diamond: The concert is planned at 8 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $15 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
Jazz Under the Stars with Matt Marshack: A concert by the pool is planned for 7 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $23.50. Visit 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.
Pigs for the Kids: The event is set to feature a barbecue competition and live bands to support childhood cancer charities from noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 17 at Craig Ranch Regional Park, 628 W. Craig Road. General admission is $10 for ages 13 or older. VIPig tickets are $150. Children 12 or younger will be admitted free. Visit pigsforthekids.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.