THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. UCC Breakfast — The Economic Impact of Transportation: The event is set from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. May 27 at the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas, 710 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Participants are invited to learn about the future of transportation, network and have breakfast. Admission is $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers and $40 at the door. Visit bit.ly/1TDydOa.
2. Jazz Under the Stars with Lin Rountree: A concert by the pool is planned for 7 p.m. May 26 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $23.50. Visit aliantegaming.com.
3. Hip-Hop Dance Workshop — Aktualize Weekend: The project showcase and hip-hop workshop featuring world-renowned instructors and training is planned for May 27 and 28 in the Dallas Ballroom at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. The event wraps up with dancers competing for cash prizes. Visit aktualizedance.com or call 702-482-7622.
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. May 27 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.
Magic Club: Youths 11 to 17 are invited to practice magic tricks from 4 to 5 p.m. May 27 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-507-6100 or visit lvccld.org.
Primer Gran Baile Festival: The Latin music festival, scheduled for May 27 at Craig Ranch Regional Park Amphitheater, 628 W. Craig Road, is set to feature performances by Banda Los Recoditos, Los Alegres del Barranco, El Tigrillo Palma, Anarquia 702, and Equipo Imperial. Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. and performances to start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 for general admission before May 27 and $60 the day of the event. Upgraded table seating is available. Children 5 or older require a ticket. Visit TicketBat.com, Ticketmaster.com, Ticketon.com, or purchase tickets at any Las Vegas La Bonita Supermarket, 7 Mares Restaurant and El Dorado Nightclub. Call 702-383-9100 or 702-473-5522.
Kool Summer of Fun Kick-off Festival and Car Show: The free event is set to start at 4 p.m. May 28 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
Memorial Day at Mount Charleston: The event is planned at 10 a.m. May 30 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road. The free event includes the raising of the flag, patriotic music and tours of the memorial with insight into the Cold War and the monument’s origin. Visit gomtcharleston.com.
Las Vegas 51s vs. Tacoma Rainiers Field Trip: The trip from the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, to Cashman Field, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is planned from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7. Participants are invited to watch the 51s take on the Rainiers. The trip costs $30 for Las Vegas Active Adult/Senior Programs members and $40 for each nonmember 12 or older. Fees includes transportation, entrance into the game and a souvenir hat. Advance registration is required. Call 702-229-1702 or visit lasvegasparksandrec.com.
WORTH A DRIVE
Ovation performing arts concert: A music, dance and theater showcase featuring students in the Opportunity Village Performing Arts Program is scheduled at 6 p.m. May 26 at the Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus of Opportunity Village, 6050 S. Buffalo Drive. Admission is free. Visit opportunityvillage.org.
Ranger-Led Night Hike: The hike is planned through Sandstone Canyon from 7 to 9 p.m. May 26 starting at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159. The hike is roughly 2 miles and goes over uneven terrain. Attendees should be 7 or older, wear close-toed shoes and bring water and a flashlight. Entry to the park is $7 per vehicle for Nevada residents. Contact David Low at 702-875-4141 or email@example.com.
Blues & Brews Festival: A festival featuring local, regional and international brewers and bands The 44’s, Shanda & The Howlers, and The Lucky Cheats is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. May 28 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Tickets are $35 in advance or $75 for VIP admission that includes access to an indoor, air-conditioned lounge with free food and exclusive beer offerings. Admission at the gate is $40 if available. Each entry includes a sampling mug and unlimited beer samples. Visit springspreserve.org.
Civil War experience: Guests can try on Civil War uniforms and learn to march and drill in formation with input from historic re-enactors at 10 a.m. May 28 and June 25 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. At 1 p.m. May 28, visitors can also step back in time with a visit to the porch of the ranch’s sandstone cabin where a ranger plans to do dutch oven cooking and firearms demonstrations. Park admission is $7 per car for Nevada residents. Visit parks.nv.gov/parks/spring-mountain-ranch-state-park.
Sun City Summerlin Garage Sale: The annual garage sale, which includes an arts and crafts sale, has been rescheduled from 7 a.m. to noon May 28 at the Mountain Shadows Community Center parking lot in Sun City, 9107 Del Webb Blvd. Admission is free.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: The free performance, part of the Fremont Street Experience Rock of Vegas Summer Concert Series, is scheduled at 9 p.m. May 28 at the Third Street Stage at The Fremont Street Experience at Fremont and Main through Las Vegas Boulevard. Visit vegasexperience.com.
Education exhibit: Butterfly Day is set for May 28 at the Visitor Center at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive. Stop by the center all day for information, to see preserved specimens and to make a take-home craft. Visit friendsofredrockcanyon.org.
Jesse J with Will Donato: The event, part of the Jazz in the Park Series, is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 28 at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Seating is set to begin at 5 p.m. Picnics, blankets and low-back chairs are welcome. Food and drink are expected to be available for purchase on site. Visit tinyurl.com/ccjitp2016.
BADASS Dash Obstacle Course Challenge: The event is scheduled at 8 a.m. May 28 at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 E. Russell Road. Registration starts at $20 for children and $60 for adults. Spectator tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the event. Visit badassdash.com, pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
Mini Con: Henderson Libraries plans to host a mini comic book convention from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 28 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. The free event will feature a live recording of the podcast “Geek Shock,” cosplay and a panel discussion on pop culture herorines. Call 702-492-7252 or visit hendersonlibraries.com.
Float Like A Duck: The 13th annual Paragon Pools-sponsored free water safety program is set from noon to 4 p.m. May 28 at Heinrich YMCA Water Sports Park, 4141 Meadows Lane. Duckie, the official water safety mascot, will be on hand for fun and informative activities. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Visit paragonpoolslv.com.
“Beauty & The Beast”: Super Summer Theatre performances of the Disney musical are scheduled under the stars at 8:05 p.m. June 1-4, 8-11 and 15-18 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Advance tickets have sold out and a limited number may be available at the gate for $20. Children 5 or younger get in free. A season-opening celebration with dinner, drinks and a reserved seat to the show is scheduled at 6 p.m. June 2. Tickets are $75. Visit supersummertheatre.org.
“The Collective”: The Global Citizenship Service at Cirque du Soleil plans to host its 11th annual free art exhibition at Eden Gallery inside The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays through June 14. A special reception is set from 6 to 8 p.m. June 2. The exhibit features artwork by the company’s performers, technicians and support staff in Las Vegas. In addition to the 33 works showcased this year, The Collective will also feature the square project from the Zarkana Theater, a collection of squares created by individual cast and crew members that, once brought together, represent the beauty, importance and impact of working together toward a common goal. Visit EdenArtStudioAndGallery.com.
Rock the Socks Golf Classic: A two-person scramble golf tournament benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas is scheduled for June 3 with registration at 7 a.m. and tee-off at 8 a.m. at Bear’s Best Las Vegas, 11111 W. Flamingo Road. Entry fees start at $130. Visit rmhlv.org.
Mermaid art show: Art inspired by mermaids is set to be featured at an inaugural group show scheduled to open from 6 to 10 p.m. June 3 at The Bubblegum Gallery in Downtown Spaces, 1800 S. Industrial Road, Suite 207D. Gallery owner LeslieAnn Farrell hopes to have a mermaid to greet guests at the event. Visit tinyurl.com/z5w7kxb or call 702-806-0930.
Firefighter Bachelor Auction: The event, hosted by Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation, is planned from 7 to 11:30 p.m. June 3 at The Foundry at SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Early-bird tickets start at $40 for women and $80 for men or couples. Standard pricing begins June 2. Gold and Silver VIP table packages are available. Bachelors are set to be paired with prize packages. All proceeds from the auction will benefit individuals in the community through The Burn Survivor Initiative, a program that provides medical and emotional assistance to local burn survivors. Visit theburnfoundation.org.
Spring Mountain Ranch Docents: Volunteer docents are needed at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Training classes are scheduled for June 4, 11, 18 and 25. Contact Carlo Luzzi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-355-9341.
Sip, Bite, Bid: The annual wine tasting event hosted by Lutheran Social Services of Nevada is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. June 9 at Cili Restaurant at Bali Hai, 5160 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event featuring wine tasting and a silent auction is set to benefit Lutheran Social Services of Nevada. Tickets are $65. RSVP by visiting lssnv.org or calling 702-467-4442.
Michael McDonald: The concert is set at 8 p.m. June 3 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Tickets start at $39.95. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
North Las Vegas Pancake Breakfast and Safety Fair: The event hosted by the North Las Vegas Fire Department is set from 9 to 11 a.m. June 4 at Station 51, 2626 E. Carey Ave. Admission is free. Visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com.
Social Security 101: The workshop is planned at 9 a.m. June 9 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Public affairs staff members from the Social Security Administration are set to provide information and answer questions regarding Social Security. Preregistration is required. Call 702-229-1702.
Blues, Brews, & BBQ Festival: The festival is set for 4 p.m. June 11 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $5 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers: The concert is set for 8 p.m. June 11 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $32.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.
Shaun South: The free concert is planned at 3 p.m. June 12 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Musician Shaun South is set to sing and play guitar to showcase music from his eclectic background. His credentials include working with members of Deep Purple, Iron Maiden and Steppenwolf. Call 702-507-6107 or visit lvccld.org.
Ward 6 Movie in the Park: A free screening of “Goosebumps” is planned at 7 p.m. June 17 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. “Norm of the North” is scheduled for July 15. Call 702-229-6154 or visit lasvegasnevada.gov/ward6.
Night Hike: The free activity is planned from 8 to 9 p.m. June 17, 24 and July 1 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road. The night hike is rated easy with mostly paved paths and gravel over small hills. Participants are invited to bring a flashlight. Visit gomtcharleston.com.
Junior Ranger Program: The free program is planned from 2 to 3 p.m. June 18 and 25 and July 2 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road. It is set to teach junior rangers about the Spring Mountains, how to help protect the area and other outdoor skills. Visit gomtcharleston.com.
Bowl A Rama with Journey of Hope: The event is planned at 5:30 p.m. June 21 at the Santa Fe Station Bowling Center, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. The event is free for two members of each family and open to all ages of adaptive recreation program participants. Advance reservation is required. Call 702-229-5177.
Paradise Kitty — All Female Tribute to Guns N’ Roses: The concert is set for 8 p.m. June 24 and 25 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $10 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
Najee: The concert is planned for 8 p.m. June 25 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $32.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.
Jazz Under the Stars with Vincent Ingala: A concert by the pool is planned for 7 p.m. June 30 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $23.50. Visit aliantegaming.com.
BOSTYX presented by David Victor formerly of Boston: The concert is scheduled at 8 p.m. July 2 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $10 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
Kirk Whalum: The concert is planned for 8 p.m. July 9 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Reserved seating tickets start at $32.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.
Bailamos!: The Latin concert is set at 8 p.m. July 9 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $20 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
Judy Collins: The concert is set at 7 p.m. July 15 inside the Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Visit santafestation.sclv.com.
70’s Soul Jam: The concert is slated at 8 p.m. July 23 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission starts at $27.95 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
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.
Earl Klugh: The concert is planned for 8 p.m. July 30 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Reserved seating tickets start at $32.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.
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.