Northern-area Community Events Calendar, March 17-23, 2016

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club: The club plans to meet from noon to 4 p.m. March 20 at the Las Vegas Buddhist Sangha Center, 4110 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. A chili cook-off is planned. Learn about Hawaiian culture. Visit lasvegashcc.org/las-vegas-hawaiian-civic-club.html. To RSVP for the cook-off, email contactus@lasvegashcc.org.

2. Skye Canyon grand opening: The northwest master-planned community is set to hold its grand opening from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 19 at 10111 W. Skye Canyon Park Drive. The public is invited for a free pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m., and a farmers market is planned by Connors Farmers Market with local vendors including C&D Honey Company, Van Dyke Farms and Winder Farms. Pressed juices from Grass Roots Juice Bar are also set to be offered throughout the event at the Skye Fitness Juice Bar, along with smoothies from the Skye Center Bistro. A variety of kid-friendly activities are also scheduled. Visit skyecanyon.com.

3. Youth Leadership Summit: The free event is planned from 1 to 3 p.m. March 22 in Council Chambers at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and interested youth leaders are invited to learn more about the city. City Manager Betsy Fretwell will join Mayor Pro Tem Steve Ross and special guests to share information about the city and answer questions. Space is limited. To reserve a spot, email CLKramar@LasVegasNevada.gov or call 702-229-6154.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Coffee with Mayor Pro Tem Ross: The event is planned from 8 to 9 a.m. March 17 at Great Harvest Bread Company, 6475 N. Decatur Blvd., No. 150.

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.

Gallery of Clean Energy Inventions: The exhibit of 43 clean electricity generators, 18 advanced self-powered electric vehicle innovations and 10 technical solutions to water shortages is on display at the Alexander Library, 1755 W. Alexander Road, from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A student art contest is included. Visit padrak.com/vesperman.

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.

Free fiction writing workshop: The workshop with Maxwell Alexander Drake is scheduled from 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.

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.

Wild Animals: The story time is planned from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 23 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited to listen to stories about wild animals and create a mask. Call 702-507-6100 or visit lvccld.org.

Nutrition tours: Students and staff with the UNLV Nutrition Center are set to provide guided tours at local grocery stories to explore the nutrition and cost benefits of fresh, frozen, canned and dried fruits and vegetables. The free, 45-minute tours are scheduled at 11 a.m. March 26 at the 6855 Aliante Parkway Smith’s, and at 10 a.m. March 23 and April 6 at Vons, 6450 Sky Pointe Drive. To reserve a spot, call 702-895-4875 or email nutrition.center@unlv.edu.

“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.

“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.

“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.

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

“More Than a Vessel”: The artists of Clay Arts Vegas, a Las Vegas Arts District pottery studio, plan to display works based on the cup in a show slated to be on display March 17 through June 14 in the gallery of the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. An opening reception is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. March 17. Visit lvccld.org.

Monster Jam World Finals XVII: The event is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. March 17 and 7 p.m. March 18 and 19 at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 E. Russell Road. Tickets are $92 to $192. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

Free open rehearsals of “Mystere”: Cirque du Soleil invites visitors and locals to get an inside look at “Mystere” during rehearsals from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Saturdays and 5 to 5:30 p.m. Sundays. Guests are also set to receive an offer of two tickets to the show for $99. Call 702-894-7722.

“In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play”: Sarah Ruhl’s play delves into the emotions a wife goes through as her scientist husband treats “hysterical women” with a new intimate technology. Performances directed by Gillen Brey are scheduled at 8 p.m. March 17-19 and 2 p.m. March 20 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for seniors and students. Visit lvlt.org.

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. Games, music, diving for glow gear and swimming races are planned. 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.

Home Improvement & Backyard Expo: The free event is scheduled at 10 a.m. March 18-20 inside the grand ballroom at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The expo is set to showcase the latest products and services in home remodeling and decorating, including for kitchens, baths, roofing, pools, gardens and cooking. Visit southpointcasino.com.

Wizard World Las Vegas: The comic and pop culture convention is scheduled from 3 p.m. March 18 to 4 p.m. March 20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road. Celebrity guests are set to include Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Jewel Staite and Michael Rooker. Admission begins at $35 in advance for a single-day ticket. Visit tinyurl.com/wizlv16.

One Night for ONE DROP: The fourth annual charity gala is planned for 7:30 p.m. March 18 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., to raise funds and awareness for critical water issues. Presented by MGM Resorts International, the star-studded benefit is set to feature artists from all eight Cirque du Soleil shows in an original production alongside world-renowned guest performers. VIP tickets, which include the post-show extravaganza and after-party, are $3,000, and show-only tickets start at $100. Visit onedrop.org/onenight or by call 844-339-2837.

Third annual Dutch Oven Cook-Off: The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 19 at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave. Admission is $1 and free for children 12 or younger. Visit friendsofthefort.org or call 702-486-3511.

The Clark County Commodore Computer Club: The meeting is planned from 9 to 11 a.m. March 19 in Room 16 at the Clark County School District Adult Education Campus, 2701 E. St. Louis Ave. Email Al Jackson at jackonmeister@gmail.com or Forrest Nettles at flnettles@hotmail.com or call 702-363-3331.

The Shade Tree Hero 5k Fun Run/Walk: The event is scheduled at 10 a.m. March 19 starting at the Llama Lot, 152 N. Ninth St. Onsite registration is scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite real-life hero or superhero costume for the event, which includes a vendor fair, raffles, food and music. Visit tinyurl.com/stshw16.

Aladdin’s March Magic: The event is set from 5 to 7 p.m. March 19 at the Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North. It includes a dramatic reading of the “Aladdin” story, crafts, a tour of the museum and a magic performance. Reservations are required. Visit neonmuseum.org or call 702-387-6366.

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.

USA Dance: The local branch of the national nonprofit plans to host all-ages ballroom dances featuring a variety of music styles from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. March 19, April 9, May 14 and June 11 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Most events include a lesson and some feature exhibition dancing from experts. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for USA Dance members, students and military members. Pay at the door. Visit usadancelasvegas.org.

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.

Yoga on the Meadow: Stretch with the Red Rock Canyon escarpment as your background during Yoga on the Meadow sessions scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. March 19, 22 and 26, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 22 and 29 at 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.

Mahalo Luau: Join the 9th Island Cultural Club of Las Vegas for Hawaiian entertainment, music and authentic luau food at 6:30 p.m. March 19 at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive. Luau tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Call 702-992-0837 or visit artslasvegas.org.

Best Buddies walk: Best Buddies Nevada plans its 2016 Friendship Walk and Celebration of Friendship for March 19 at Bishop Gorman High School, 5959 S. Hualapai Way. Festivities are set to begin at 8:45 a.m. with a 1-mile walk around the campus, followed by a post-event celebration with live music, face painting, a petting zoo, balloon artists and raffles. This year’s event will be emceed by local high school student, chairperson and Miss Nevada High School America, Kenzie Sullivan. The event is free to the public, however, participants are encouraged to form teams and raise at least $50 per person. All proceeds benefit Best Buddies programs in Las Vegas. Visit bestbuddiesnevada.org.

Bunny Trail: The event is planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 20 in the children’s park at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd. The second annual Bunny Trail is done in partnership with 98.5 KLUC-FM. The family-friendly event will feature an Easter egg scramble in the children’s play park, face painting, a bounce house, climbing wall, live music, petting zoo, pictures with a live Easter bunny and more. Registration by age group starts at 9 a.m. for ages 2 to 12. Easter egg scramble begins at 10:30 a.m. Visit tivolivillagelv.com.

Travel group: The Las Vegas Singles Travel and Social Club, a group of mature singles interested in local, national and international travel, plan to gather at 6:30 p.m. to socialize and at 7 p.m. for business March 22 at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd. This month’s speaker is set to talk about her recent tour of Southern India. There is a small fee to cover refreshments and the cost of the meeting room. Call 702-873-8309. Guests are always welcome.

“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, through March 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.

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 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays, when hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit nvws.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 March 13, 20 and 27. The cost is $5. Call 702-642-1047 or visit tinyurl.com/theatrechaotica or theatreinthevalley.org.

The Scintas: Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. March 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.

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.

PLAN AHEAD

Hiking Las Vegas: The author visit is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 24 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Adults are invited to discover hikes around the Las Vegas Valley with local hiking guide author Branch Whitney. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.

Magic Club: The activity is slated from 4 to 5 p.m. March 25 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Youths 11 to 17 are invited to practice new magic tricks. Call 702-507-6100 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.

Star Wars — Imperial March: The story time is slated from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 30 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited to hear stories about Star Wars, play games and make a craft. Call 702-507-6100 or visit lvccld.org.

Let’s Draw the Story!: The story time and activity is planned from 4 to 5 p.m. April 1 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.

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.

Ward 6 Spring Celebration and Foster Connection: The celebration is slated from noon to 4 p.m. April 2 at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. The event is set to include amusement rides, jump houses, crafts, games, a farmers market, community vendors, music and more. Information on becoming a foster family is also planned. Call 702-229-8100.

The Sax Pack: The concert is set for 8 p.m. April 2 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $32.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.

Library Celebration!: The story time is slated from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 6 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited to hear stories and learn about the library. Call 702-507-6100 or visit lvccld.org.

My Design: The craft is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. April 8 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.

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.

Celebrando Hispanic Festival: The festival is planned from 4 to 9 p.m. April 9 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $7 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.

LEGO Club: The club is set to meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 13 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.

Teen Book Chats: The book club is planned from 4 to 5 p.m. April 15 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Youths 11 to 17 are invited to chat about their favorite books. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.

“All You Need is Love” — A tribute to the music of The Beatles: The concert is set at 8 p.m. April 15 and 16 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $20 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.

Yu Gi Oh: The game is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16 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.

The annual Spring Rummage Sale: The rummage sale hosted by the Los Prados Women’s Club is set from 7 a.m. to noon April 16 at the Los Prados Country Club, 5150 Los Prados Circle. Money collected is donated at the end of the year to various charities in Las Vegas. Call Ann Hull at 702-655-0458.

Free fiction writing workshop: The workshop with Maxwell Alexander Drake is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. April 17 and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 18 inside the meeting room at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.

DIY Craft Club: The club is planned from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 20 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. April 21 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.

Ward 6 Movie in the Park: The event is planned at 7 p.m. April 22 at Centennial Hills Park Amphitheater, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive. Families are invited to watch a movie. Admission is free. People are encouraged to bring their own blankets or folding chairs. Call 702-229-6154.

Skid Row and Stryper: The concert is set at 8 p.m. April 23 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Tickets start at $22.95. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.

Dia de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros: The story time is planned from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 27 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited to celebrate children and reading. Call 702-507-6100.

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.

J.D. Smith Mariachi Band: The performance is scheduled at 6 p.m. April 28 inside the North Las Vegas City Hall Council Chambers, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Families are invited to listen to mariachi music with a live performance by the J.D. Smith Mariachi Band. Admission is free. Visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com.

Magic Club: The craft is planned from 4 to 5 p.m. April 29 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Youths 11 to 17 are invited to practice new magic tricks. Call 702-507-6100 or visit lvccld.org.

Las Vegas Hula Polynesian Dance: The performance is scheduled at 3 p.m. April 30 at the Aliante Library, 2400 W. Deer Springs Way and at 4:45 p.m. April 30 at the Alexander Library, 1755 W. Alexander Road. Families are invited to discover the art of Polynesian dance with a performance by Las Vegas Hula. Their dances will cover the islands of Hawaii, Tahiti, Tokelau and New Zealand. Admission is free. Visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com.

Arts and crafts fair: The Sun City Aliante Mother’s Day Arts & Crafts Fair is planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6 and 7 at the Sun City Aliante Community Center, 7390 Aliante Parkway. Artwork, baskets, ceramics, pottery, fused glass items, quilted and knitted items, sewing crafts, beading, jewelry, needlework and crocheted items, candles, woodworking products, greeting cards and silk scarves are to be among the items for sale. A raffle will benefit SAFE House, a charity for at-risk children and their mothers. A local animal rescue will have animals on site available for adoption. Admission is free.

ONGOING

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 events@horses4heroes.org.

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 camps@horses4heroes.org.

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