THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. Dia del Nino: Families are invited to celebrate childhood and Children’s Day with clowns, magicians, cooking demonstrations, face painting, a petting zoo, live entertainment, traditional foods and drinks, hands-on arts and crafts, an exhibit of art by internationally renowned Latino artists and more from noon to 5 p.m. April 30 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is $6. Visit springspreserve.org.
2. Belinda Carlisle: The former Go-Go’s lead singer is slated to perform at 8 pm. April 30 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $39.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.
3. Shop for Success sale: Nonprofit Dress for Success Southern Nevada plans to host the public inventory reduction sale of fashions and accessories from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 30 and 10 a.m to 3 p.m. May 1 in the Westland Fair Shopping Center, 4443 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit dressforsuccesssouthernnevada.org or call 702-684-6412.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
District D Health and Fitness Fair: The public is invited to a free health and fitness fair planned from 8 a.m. to noon April 28 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The event is set to feature a walk along the paved trails at the Springs Preserve and is to include various local agencies, organizations and businesses providing health, fitness and other information. Representatives from University Medical Center will provide blood pressure screenings. The Eye Care Center will offer vision screenings and sunglasses. The American Heart/Stroke Association will bring health education materials about the risk factors, warning signs and prevention of heart disease and strokes. Also, the Clark County Water Reclamation District will provide educational and promotional materials about its medication disposal program. Other attendees will include representatives from the Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC, dci Dental Care International and the American Red Cross. Call 702-455-3239.
“Bridge to Terabithia”: The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre plans performances of a theatrical adaptation of the Newberry Award-winning classic at 7 p.m. April 29 and 30 and at 2 p.m. April 30 and May 1 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Visit artslasvegas.org.
“Kizzy in a Tizzy (The Endometriosis Play)”: The show by Las Vegas playwright Erica Griffin is planned for 7 p.m. April 30 at McMullan’s Irish Pub, 4650 W. Tropicana Ave. Donations are accepted to the actors, the company or the Endometriosis Foundation of America and the Endometriosis Association. For tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yoga on the Meadow: A yoga session is planned at 4 p.m. April 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.
El Dia de Los Ninos: Celebrate children with stories, music, a book parade and a craft scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. April 30 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org.
Brent Muscat: Guitarist Brent Muscat is set to join friends to play a free show at 10 p.m. April 30 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.
STEAM stations: The Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., plans science, technology, engineering, art and math stations for families from 4 to 5 p.m. May 1, for preschoolers from 11 a.m. to noon May 7, and for children 6 to 11 from 4 to 5 p.m. May 6. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3820.
Women’s group meetup: The Beta Sigma Phi City Council plans to meet at 7 p.m. May 2 at the Las Vegas Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. Call 702-645-6666.
Auditions: Auditions for “Peter and the Starcatcher,” based on a novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, to be directed by Walter Niejadlik, are scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. May 2 and 3 at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Performances are set for July 15-31. Visit lvlt.org or call 702-362-7996.
Cabanas for a Cause: The Palms has set aside select Mondays throughout the summer to donate a $100 per cabana rental fee to a different charity every week. So far, the lineup includes the Neon Museum and HopeLink of Southern Nevada on May 2; Communities In Schools of Nevada on May 9; the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Nevada on May 16; the Junior League of Las Vegas on May 23; the Las Vegas Rescue Mission and the Aphasia Recovery Center on June 6; Through the Eyes of a Child Foundation on June 13; Three Square food bank on June 20; the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation and the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation on June 27; HELP of Southern Nevada on July 11; the Las Vegas Academy Alumni Association on July 18; Friends of the Rainbow Company Youth Theatre on July 25; Dress for Success Southern Nevada on Aug. 8; the Epicurean Charitable Foundation on Aug. 15; Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation and the Las Vegas Boxer Club and Rescue on Aug. 22; and Special Olympics Nevada on Aug. 29. Visit palms.com.
Theater games: Teens are invited to play drama games in a group from 3 to 4 p.m. May 3 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org.
Celebrate Mom: Children’s story sessions dedicated to mothers are scheduled at 4:30 p.m. May 3 and 6 p.m. May 4 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., and at 4 p.m. May 8 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.
Lego building: Kids are invited to build with Lego bricks from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. May 4 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org.
Small Business Awards Lunch: Vegas PBS plans to co-sponsor the Small Business Association’s Nevada Small Business Awards with check-in at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at noon May 4 at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets are $60. Visit vegaspbs.org or call Summer Collins at 702-799-1010, ext. 5363.
Humanitarian Work Day: Volunteers are invited to sew hygiene bags for the homeless and make quilts and cats cradle strings for the Daughters of Utah Pioneers’ school education programs from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Las Vegas Stake Center, 3400 W. Charleston Blvd. Participation is free and open to all, and lunch will be served. Email email@example.com.
Latin Vida: The Latin crossover band is set to perform a free show at 10 p.m. May 5 and 7 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.
Medical cannabis program: Essence Vegas, a marijuana dispensary and resource center, has announced Essence Educates: Wellness Wednesdays, a bi-weekly educational program designed to teach current and potential patients about the medical benefits of cannabis, how it’s produced and proper uses. The classes are planned at 7 p.m. each day at Essence-West, 5765 W. Tropicana Ave., and include Know your Extraction on May 11. Visit EssenceVegas.com or call 702-901-4581.
Super Summer season opener: “Hooray for Hollywood,” this year’s Super Summer Theatre season opener, is set to feature Academy Award-winning songs from the past 80 years at 7:30 p.m. May 13 and 14 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Tickets are $10.95 in advance and $20 at the gate. Visit supersummertheatre.org.
WORTH A DRIVE
Great American Foodie Fest: The event is set to feature more than 50 food trucks and vendors, along with carnival rides and entertainment, from 5 to 11 p.m. April 28 and 29, noon to 11 p.m. April 30 and noon to 10 p.m. May 1 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets are $10 at the gate. Visit greatamericanfoodiefest.com/las-vegas.
Helldorado Days’ Art Show and Auction: The event is set from noon to 5 p.m. April 28-30 at the Las Vegas Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. A wine and cheese art auction and reception featuring a meet-and-greet with the artists is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. May 1. Visit elkshelldorado.com.
The Shapiro Project: The performance is set for 7 p.m. April 29 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. It is part of the Winchester’s Jazz on the Patio Concert Series and is set to include a wine tasting and food available for purchase. Admission is $15 per person and $10 for six wine tasting tickets. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.
Las Vegas 51s’ “Star Wars” and Fireworks Night: The event is planned for 7:05 p.m. April 29 at Cashman Field, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. It is set to feature photos with “Star Wars” characters, a tennis ball toss fundraiser, prizes and a post-game “Star Wars”-themed fireworks display. Tickets are $10. For every ticket sold, $3 will go to HELP of Southern Nevada. For tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 702-836-2130.
Science & Technology Expo: The free exposition is planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 29 at the College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. The event plans to promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs that help prepare students for careers in these fields. Visit csn.edu.
“My Fair Lady”: Signature Productions plans performances of the classic musical at 7:30 p.m. through April 30 at the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Tickets are $30 for adults, $28 for seniors 60 or older and students 13 or older, and $20 for children 6 to 12. A group rate for 20 tickets or more is $25 each. Call 702-878-7529 or visit signatureproductions.net.
Race for Hope and Fun Walk: The Grant a Gift Autism Foundation’s seventh annual Race for Hope and Fun Walk is scheduled at 8 a.m. April 30 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. On-site registration begins at 7 a.m. Visit grantagiftfoundation.org or call 702-564-2453.
Picnic By Design — “Parasols in the Park”: The event, benefiting The Center Las Vegas and DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS), is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. April 30 at Symphony Park, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Lawn games and a VIP cocktail hour are scheduled at 4:30 p.m., and the buffet-style dinner and live entertainment, including UNLV Jazz Ensemble, songstress Toscha Comeaux and male quartet These Guys, are scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Visit tinyurl.com/picbyd16.
Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour Las Vegas: The event is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. April 30 at The Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South. It is set to include the opportunity to sample from 240 wineries, a buffet and a souvenir Riedel tasting glass. Tickets are $395. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation, which supports scholarships and grants to students pursuing careers in the wine industry. Visit grandtour.winespectator.com.
Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit: The event is set from 8 to 11 p.m. April 30 at the Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. The event includes comfort foods paired with beers and cocktails and live music. The cost is $195. Visit tinyurl.com/uncork16.
Artists Unleashed event: City of the World Art Gallery plans to mark its 20th anniversary with Artists Unleashed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 30 at Bruce Trent Park, 1600 N. Rampart Blvd. Free admission with a free gift bag is planned for the first 1,000 attendees. Art, a 1K art walk, a P.A.W.S. pet fashion show, entertainment, food trucks and a Kid’s Zone are planned. Call 705-523-5306.
Spring Festival: fresh52 plans to host the free festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 30 at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd. Food and beer trucks, live entertainment, children’s gardening, games and prizes, a petting zoo, local farm fresh produce, makers and crafters, artists, chefs, tastings and do-it-yourself workshops are planned. Visit tivolivillagelv.com or fresh52.com.
Fundraiser at Wet’n’Wild: Splash Down for Kids is set for April 30 at Wet’n’Wild, 7055 S Fort Apache Road. All proceeds will benefit Communities In Schools of Nevada and After-School All-Stars Las Vegas. Tickets are $25 advance and $35 at the door. Children 2 or younger will be admitted free. Call 702-979-1600 or visit cisnevada.org or asaslv.org. Use the promo code CISASASDAY16.
Ladybug Ball: The Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation plans to host its seventh annual Ladybug Ball at 6 p.m. April 30 at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Proceeds will benefit the educational, social and adaptive recreational programs and services offered to children with visual impairments. The cost is $300 for individuals or $3,000 for a table of 10. Visit nvblindchildren.org.
Wildfire Awareness Half Marathon and 5K Trail Run: Hosted by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Living With Fire Program, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and Desert Sky Adventures, the event is planned from 8 a.m. to noon May 1 at the Spring Mountain Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road. All proceeds will be donated to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. Another race is planned in Northern Nevada. Visit desertskyadventures.com/wildlandlasvegas.
San Gennaro Feast: The Italian food and music festival is planned from 4 to 11 p.m. May 4 and 5, 4 p.m. to midnight May 6, noon to midnight May 7, and noon to 11 p.m. May 8 at the Craig Ranch Regional Park Amphitheater, 628 W. Craig Road. Food, entertainment and carnival rides are planned. A fireworks show is planned for May 8. Visit sangennarofeast.com.
21st annual Susan G. Komen Las Vegas Race for the Cure: The event is scheduled to start at 8:15 a.m. May 7 at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Clark Avenue. On-site registration is scheduled starting at 6 a.m. The cost is $30 for individuals, $25 for team members, $10 for Kids for the Cure and Babies for the Cure and $5 for a timing tag. Visit tinyurl.com/komen2016 or call 702-822-2324.
“Tuna Does Vegas”: Two actors are set to play multiple characters in the comedy performance, set to run May 6-22 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Visit lvlt.org.
Jefferson Montoya: The singer/songwriter is set to play in a free show from 7 to 10 p.m. May 6 in Social at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.
Music fan club meeting: The Spring Valley Music Club, a group of music lovers who meet to discuss various albums and performers, is set to gather from 4 to 5 p.m. May 7 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3820.
Ohana Festival: The celebration of Hawaiian and Pacific Islander culture is set to include food, live music, performances by local hula schools, cultural workshops, island craft activities, an outdoor luau with kids’ games and tropical drinks and beer for adults from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is $5. Visit springspreserve.org.
The Temptations: Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Larry Braggs and Willie Greene Jr. are set to perform at 8 p.m. May 7 and 8 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Visit orleanscasino.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. 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.com.
Comic book documentary: “Comix: Beyond the Comic Book Pages,” a documentary featuring comic book legends from Stan Lee to Frank Miller, is set to make its Las Vegas debut at 8 p.m. May 7 at the Sci Fi Center, 5077 S. Arville St. Tickets are $5. Visit thescificenter.com.
Hal Savar Band: The human juke box band is to cover a variety of hits upon request from 7 to 10 p.m. May 13 in Social at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is free. Visit palms.com.
Charity walk: The Crohn’s & Colitis Take Steps Walk is scheduled for May 14 at Exploration Peak Park, 9700 S. Buffalo Drive. Check-in is set for 9 a.m., and the walk is expected to start at 10 a.m. While there is no fee to walk, participants are encouraged to register and help raise funds for the cause. Visit tinyurl.com/lvccfawalk.
Night Ranger: The band consisting of Jack Blades, Kelly Keagy, Brad Gillis, Keri Kelli and Eric Levy is slated to play at 8 p.m. May 14 and 15 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $34.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.
Pop Strings Orchestra: The 15-piece band is slated to put on a free show at 11 p.m. May 14 and 28 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.
Second Chance Prom: Artists En Vogue, Expose, Tiffany, The Jets, Club Nouveau, Nu Shooz and Timmy T are set to perform in a concert scheduled for 7:30 p.m. May 14 in the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $35. Visit orleanscasino.com.
Walk With a Doc: Take a free educational stroll with University Medical Center physicians at 8 a.m. the third Thursday of most months at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Upcoming topics include: Staying Active with Arthritis on May 19; Fire & Life Safety on June 16; Avoiding Heat Stress in the Desert on July 21; Saving your Sight on Aug. 18; Ovarian & Prostate Cancer Awareness on Sept. 15; Breast Cancer Awareness on Oct. 20; Respiratory & Lung Health on Nov. 17; and Managing Stress & Dealing with Depression on Dec. 15. Visit springspreserve.org.
Paul Charles: Drummer-turned-frontman Paul Charles Campanella is set to perform from 7 to 10 p.m. May 20 in Social at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is free. Visit palms.com.
Three Dog Night: Two of the band’s original members, Danny Hutton and Michael Allsup, are set to perform alongside Paul Kingery, Pat Bautz, Eddie Reasoner and David Morgan at 8 p.m. May 21 and 22 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $44.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.
Patrick Sieben: The Emmy-award winning singer/songwriter plans to put on a free show from 7 to 1o p.m. May 27 in Social at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.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.
Chris Tucker: The comedian and actor plans to perform at 8 p.m. May 28 in The Pearl inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $50. Visit palms.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. Tickets are $12.95 in advance for Wednesdays and Thursdays and $15.95 for Fridays and Saturdays and $20 at the gate if available. Children 5 or younger get in free. Visit supersummertheatre.org.
RibFest: The Nevada Barbecue Association plans its second annual Las Vegas Championship RibFest to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada June 4 at Bass Pro Shops, 8200 Dean Martin Drive. In addition to competition, the event is set to offer a kids’ zone, cooking demonstrations and entertainment from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. Sample tickets are set to be sold on site. Visit nvbbq.org.
Dynamic Trombone Quartet: Walt Boenig, Bobby Scann, Kevin Stout and Sonny Hernandez are set to put on a free concert at 2 p.m. June 4 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Visit artslasvegas.org.
Youth Theatre Academy: Summer youth theater is set to return to the Las Vegas Little Theatre, with three weeks of classes June 13 through July 1. A comedy workshop is scheduled June 13-17. Drama is June 20-24, and a musical theater session is scheduled June 27 through July 1. Children ages 6 to 12 can write, direct and act in shows, and actors ages 13 to 18 can apply as interns to help with activities. The fee to participate is $175 a week with a $50 discount for siblings. Sessions run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and until 4 p.m. Fridays. For an additional $25, extended drop-off and pick-up are available. Full and partial scholarships may be offered. Visit lvlt.org or call 702-362-7996.
Vegas Fringe Festival: Theater groups are encouraged to apply to be featured in the sixth annual Vegas Fringe Festival, scheduled June 10-19 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Visit lvlt.org .
“Heritage Habitats”: Ginger Owen and Vicki Vanameyden’s art exhibit focused on nostalgia and memory is set to be on display June 24 through Oct. 1 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Visit artslasvegas.org.
“Memphis The Musical”: Super Summer Theatre performances of the musical are scheduled under the stars at 8:05 p.m. July 6-9, 13-16 and 20-23 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Tickets are $12.95 in advance for Wednesdays and Thursdays and $15.95 for Fridays and Saturdays and $20 at the gate if available. Children 5 or younger get in free. Visit supersummertheatre.org.
Chicago: The band is scheduled to play its hits at 8 p.m. July 9 at The Pearl inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $75. Visit palms.com.
Super Toy Con: The diecast model car, toy, comic and pop culture convention is set for 4 to 10 p.m. Aug. 5, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 6 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 7 in the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Celebrity guests are scheduled to include Chris Sarandon, the voice of Jack Skellington; David Anders from the television series “iZombie,” Milo Ventimiglia from the television series “Heroes,” and William Zabka from the 1984 film “The Karate Kid.” Single-day tickets start at $12. Visit orleansarena.com or call 702-284-7777.
“Bring It On”: Super Summer Theatre performances of the cheerleading musical are scheduled under the stars at 8:05 p.m. Aug. 10-13, 17-20 and 24-27 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Tickets are $12.95 in advance for Wednesdays and Thursdays and $15.95 for Fridays and Saturdays and $20 at the gate if available. Children 5 or younger get in free. Visit supersummertheatre.org.
Jackson Browne: The singer/songwriter plans to perform at 8 p.m. Aug. 20 at The Pearl inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $66. Visit palms.com.
“The Mystery of Edwin Drood”: Super Summer Theatre performances of the musical are scheduled under the stars at 7:05 p.m. Sept. 8-10, 15-17 and 22-24 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Tickets are $12.95 in advance for Thursdays and $15.95 for Fridays and Saturdays and $20 at the gate if available. Children 5 or younger get in free. Visit supersummertheatre.org.
Culture Club: The band plans to perform at 8 p.m. Aug. 21 at The Pearl in the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $70. Visit palms.com.
Il Divo: The classical crossover group is set to perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at The Pearl inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $74 and are on sale now. Visit palms.com.