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Northern-area Community Events Calendar, March 3-9, 2016

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. 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.

2. Vocal Jazz Solo Nights: The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts is slated to host the CSN Jazz Singers at 7:30 p.m. March 4 and 5 inside the Department of Fine Arts Recital Hall, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call 702-651-5483.

3. 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.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

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.

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.

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.

“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

Docent association volunteers: Spring Mountain Ranch State Park Docent Association is looking for volunteers. The next training schedule starts on April 16. Contact Carlo Luzzi at carlo6180@yahoo.com. or call 702-355-9341.

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 center, 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.

Las Vegas Stories — Changing the Game: The free event is planned for 7 p.m. March 3 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Part of the free Las Vegas Stories series, the topic will be Women at Work in Las Vegas, with Joanne L. Goodwin discussing the stories of women who lived and worked in Las Vegas in the last half of the 20th century. Call 702-507-3459 or visit lvccld.org.

Know Nevada Insects: Attendees can learn how to identify insects and ways of reducing garden pests in the least-toxic ways March 3 at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Demonstration and Test Gardens, 8050 Paradise Road. The first workshop is planned from 8 a.m. to noon for adults only, and the second is slated from 1 to 5 p.m. for children 10 or older and adults. Participants will roam the gardens, collect insects, then bring them into the classroom to learn more about them. The limit is 20 people per session, and participation is free. Registration is required by calling 702-257-5555.

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.

“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. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, March 4-20, at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for seniors and students. Visit lvlt.org.

Evening of Hope: The event, benefiting the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada, is planned for 6:30 p.m. March 4 at the World Market Center, 475 S. Grand Central Parkway. The epicurean-style experience and cocktail reception fundraiser is set to include selections from Las Vegas restaurants, children’s art and silent and live auctions. Tickets range from $75 to $150. Visit candlelightersnv.org or call 702-737-1919.

USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament: The event is scheduled for March 4-6 at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 E. Russell Road. March 4, gates are set to open at 3 p.m. and the last match to begin at 9 p.m. March 5, gates are to open at 10 a.m. and the last match to begin at 7:30 p.m. March 6, gates are to open at 9 a.m. and the last match to begin at 4:05 p.m. Adult tickets range from $30 to $1,111, depending on location and number of days attending. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

Dodgeball Tournament: After-School All-Stars Las Vegas plans the fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 5 at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Dozens of teams that include local companies and individuals are set to compete. Spectator VIP tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door, and spectator general admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Children 12 or younger are admitted free. Proceeds support After-School All-Stars’ free after-school academic and enrichment programs. Visit asaslv.org.

Veterans Village Charity Run: The event is scheduled at 9 a.m. March 5 at the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road. The run is part of the Win The Storm Conference. Funds raised will benefit Veterans Village Las Vegas. Raffle tickets are available for purchase at winthestorm.com or by calling 330-577-8676.

Southern Nevada Devil Pups: A parent and pup informational meeting is scheduled from noon to 1:30 March 5 at Metropolitan Police Department Headquarters, 400 S. Martin L. King Blvd. The leadership program is set to start its 12-week preliminary training program to select the community’s top 14- to 17-year-old applicants to attend this year’s Devil Pups 10-day encampment at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. Visit devilpups.com or call Marie Tomao at 702-285-4142.

Grand Tasting Affair: The third annual American Craft Whiskey Revival Grand Tasting Affair is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. March 5 at the Golden Nugget, 129 Fremont St. Participants can sample artisan whiskies, American craft spirits, moonshines, and barrel-aged beers from a variety of America’s distilleries. Live entertainment and Southern cuisine, mixology and educational classes led by distillery owners and brand ambassadors are planned. Guests must be 21 or older. Tickets are $45 in advance and $49 at the door. Visit tinyurl.com/gnwhis16 or call 866-946-5336.

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 5, 12, 19, 22 and 26, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8, 15, 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.

Bark in the Park: The 13th annual event is slated from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 5 at Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Parkway. Canine demonstrations and contests are planned, as are informational and vendor booths. Dogs also are set to be available for adoption. All pets must be leashed, and handlers must be at least age 10. They also are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs. The event is free. Visit tinyurl.com/hendersonbarkinthepark.

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.

Summer Camp Expo: The Meadows School plans to host its 13th annual Summer Camp Expo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 5 at the school’s Richard-Beckley Gymnasium, 8601 Scholar Lane. Attendees will be able to examine more than 40 local and national summer camps. Families can visit informational booths and speak with representatives from camp programs featuring concentrations including fine arts, science, technology and outdoor adventure. The expo is free and open to the public. Visit themeadowsschool.org.

Orchid Society: The Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society plans to present Guillermo Salazar, speaking about African Orchids, at 2 p.m. March 6 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. A social hour is set for 1 p.m. A sale of orchids, show-and-tell and refreshments also are planned. Meetings are free and open to the public. Call 702-845-4872.

Tzedakah Jazz Brunch: The Jewish Family Service Agency of Las Vegas plans to host the annual Tzedakah Jazz Brunch at 11 a.m. March 6 at Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane. The event will raise awareness about the needs of local Holocaust survivors and the agency’s Holocaust Survivor Program, as well as honor Doug Unger, Raymonde Fiol and Esther Finder, who have made a difference in survivors’ lives. Brunch tickets include free mimosas and bloody marys, provided by Southern Wine and Spirits; catering by Madeline Morris (dietary laws observed); entertainment by the Las Vegas Academy Jazz Ensemble; and anthems led by Cantor Jessica Hutchings. For tickets, visit jfsalv.org/events or contact Renea Parr at 702-732-0304 or Rparr@jfsalv.org.

Nevada Watercolor Society: The group’s annual Signature Art Show is planned March 6 to 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. A reception for the juried show is slated from 2 to 4 p.m. March 6, and refreshments and a cash bar will be available. Visit nvws.org.

New Moon Hike in the Ash Grove: A ranger is set to lead a hike at 4:30 p.m. March 6 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. The two-mile hike over uneven terrain is recommended for adults and children 7 or older. Park admission is $7 for Nevada residents. Visit parks.nv.gov/parks/spring-mountain-ranch-state-park.

Las Vegas Camerata Orchestra: The orchestra, conducted by Oscar Carrescia, with guest artists Luis Grinhaus, on violin, and Berta Rosenohl, on piano, is scheduled at 2 p.m. March 6 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. The concert is set to feature works by Joseph Hadyn, Bragato, Piazolla and Corelli. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.

BE Engaged — Accelerating a New Nevada: The Business + Education (BE) Engaged Conference 2016 is planned from 7:30 to 11 a.m. March 7 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Following the event, a nonprofit trade show and VIP luncheon is scheduled. The cost is $10 for the program, including a continental breakfast. The VIP luncheon is limited to 200 guests. The cost is $50 for the luncheon and includes preferred seating for the program. Visit bit.ly/beengaged or call 702-749-2012.

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder”: The performance is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. March 8-13 and 2 p.m. March 12 and 13 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $29 to $139. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Nathan Adelson Hospice Luncheon: Nathan Adelson Hospice plans its 12th annual Multicultural Luncheon starting with an expo at 10:30 a.m. and followed by lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Keynote speaker Dr. BJ Miller is set to speak on the Zen Hospital Project and encouraging families to talk about what they want out of the end of life. Tickets are $75. Visit nah.org or call Stephanie Forbes at 702-938-3910.

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.

Gardening Series: A series on designing gardens with hands-on experience in a teaching garden is scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturdays through March 12 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The cost is $37.50 for individual classes. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

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.

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 scheculed 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.

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. Register at tinyurl.com/run2016.

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 6, 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 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Movie posters might soon be based on your clicks

You may have thought you left Blockbuster behind, but the basic way we browse movies hasn’t changed all that much. We peruse poster after poster, kind of like walking the aisles of a ‘90s-era video store. That one poster image, meant to appeal to as many people as possible, is often all we see before […]

What I’ll be covering at NAB 2018

The National Association of Broadcasters show kicks off this weekend in Las Vegas.  The show focuses on new and emerging technologies and trends in relation to the media and entertainment industries. As it’s not open to the public, I’ll be at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday to share some of […]