THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. Opa at Divine: A hands-on cooking class exploring Greek and Mediterranean food is scheduled from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Divine Cafe at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The class fee is $80.10 for Springs Preserve members and $89 for others. Reservations at eventbrite.com are required.
2. Coyote CountryFest: Cole Swindell, Jon Pardi, Love and Theft, Brett Young and Sierra Black are among performers slated to appear at the festival at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 in the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $20. Visit orleansarena.com.
3. Back-to-School Fairs: Cox Communications and Amerigroup Community Care plan to host back-to-school fairs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane, and Aug. 27 at Downtown Summerlin, 2025 Festival Plaza Drive. The fairs are expected to include information on food service, bus transportation, school zoning and more. Immunize Nevada is slated to offer free immunizations for eligible families. Walgreens is set to offer immunizations for those with insurance. Visit coxknowledgecollege.com.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
“Bring It On”: Super Summer Theatre performances of the hip-hop- and rap-infused cheerleading musical are scheduled under the stars at 8:05 p.m. Aug. 11-13, 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. A gala opening party with dinner and drinks is slated for Aug. 11. Visit supersummertheatre.org.
Jukebox Heroes: The band is set to play at 9 p.m. Aug. 11-13 in the Bourbon Street Cabaret Lounge at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Admission is free. Visit orleanscasino.com.
Odd Squad: Children from 5 to 8 are invited to become Odd Squad agents and learn problem-solving skills inspired by the PBS television show from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.
Back-to-School Supplies Block Party: Kotton Kandy, aka Dwayne Dukes, and Pure Energy Productions plan a block party with school supplies from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 13 at 4624 Drake Circle. Call 702-624-2850.
Back To School Bash: 93.1 The Party and Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas are teaming up to present the event, featuring performances by Jordan Fisher, Frankie and Symon, at 4 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Red Rock Bay wave pool at the water park, 7055 S. Fort Apache Road. The concert will have free entry with paid admission and is free for season pass holders. General admission is $39.99. Call 702-979-1600 or visit wetnwildlasvegas.com.
Harry Potter Art Show: A group art show of work inspired by Harry Potter is scheduled to be on display throughout August at The Bubblegum Gallery, 1800 S. Industrial Road, Suite 207D. Visit facebook.com/thebubblegumgallery.
Tribute show: Dylan and Zachary Zmed are set to present “The Bird Dogs: The Everly Brothers Experience,” a tribute show, at 8 p.m. Aug. 12 and 13 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $19.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.
Matt Schofield: The British Blues Hall of Fame inductee is set to perform in a free show at 10 p.m. Aug. 13 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.
Painting with a Ranger: This ranger-guided program planned from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 14 will take participants for a walk to find a quiet place and paint at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Basic painting instruction and all the watercolor supplies will be provided. Space is limited. Call 702-875-4141 to sign up. Entry into the park is $7 per vehicle for Nevada residents and $9 per vehicle for others.
Martha Speaks: Children 5 to 8 are invited to share books and activities based on the PBS television show from 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 15 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.
Anime Club: Teens can chat about anime or manga dressed in cosplay during a club meeting scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org.
Puppet shows: Kids are invited to gear up for a new school year at back-to-school puppet shows scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 14 and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.
Code Cadets: Kids 6 to 8 are invited to learn computer coding while playing games from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.
Summer talent show: Kids and teens are invited to share their talents at a show scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Preregistration is required. Visit lvccld.org.
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: 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. A special all-ages kid’s version of the walk is slated for 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Aug. 14. Visit springspreserve.org.
Sawyer Summer Stage: Thanks to a grant from The Rogers Foundation, students in Sawyer Middle School’s summer theater program are set to produce the 9-11 memorial play “War at Home” at 4 p.m. Aug. 18 at the school, 5450 Redwood St. A dinner show performance is set for 4:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at the school. The show is also set to be performed at 6 p.m. Aug. 25 and 26 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Admission is free, but donations for Paws and Stripes, an organization that provides service dogs to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, will be accepted. Visit lvccld.org.
Art show: Emil Fu’s “Impressions of the Spring Mountains,” an exhibit of landscape paintings inspired by Southern Nevada, is set to be on display through Sept. 25 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.
Zumba class: Jean Smith plans to lead free cardio classes at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org.
Yoga on the Meadow: Yoga sessions are planned weekends in the meadow at 10 a.m. Saturdays and 6 p.m. Sundays at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Entry into the park is $7 per vehicle for Nevada residents and $9 per vehicle for others. For times, contact David Low at 702-875-4141 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cultural sharing: Guests are invited to learn more about Native Americans from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org.
Lounge shows: The band 360 is set to perform at 9 p.m. Aug. 25-27 in the Bourbon Street Cabaret Lounge at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Admission is $10. Visit orleanscasino.com.
Latin Breeze: A performance is scheduled at 10:30 p.m. Aug. 20 in the showroom lounge at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is $10. Visit goldcoastcasino.com.
Charcoal show: Julian Eusebio’s “Art Expression in Color and Charcoal” exhibit is scheduled to be on display through Sept. 20 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org.
NiteKings: The band is set to play at 4 p.m. Aug. 17, 24 and 31 in the Bourbon Street Cabaret Lounge at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Admission is free. Visit orleanscasino.com.
Painting parties: Ongoing themed painting classes are scheduled at The Bubblegum Gallery, 1800 S. Industrial Road, Suite 207D, from 6 to 8 p.m. Most classes are $20. Find LeslieAnn Farrell on Facebook or call 702-806-0930.
Cabanas for a Cause: The Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road, has set aside select Mondays throughout the summer to donate a $100 per cabana rental fee to a different charity every week. The lineup includes 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.
“Desert Survivor!”: An animal show is set to feature a rotating cast of critters including the desert night snake, desert tortoise, kangaroo rat, California kingsnake, desert tarantula, gopher snake, chuckwalla and more in 30-minute shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily through Aug. 21 inside the Big Springs Theatre in the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Shows are free with paid admission. Visit springspreserve.org.
Playing with Light: Guests can use basic physics principals to explore interactive exhibits at a visiting exhibit on the art of illumination through Sept. 4 in the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Guests can sneak past a laser light security block, step inside a giant telescope and draw with infrared paint. The exhibit is free with paid admission. Visit springspreserve.org.
Class registration: Registration is under way for the fall session, set to begin Sept. 7, at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Classes are planned for children, teens and adults in visual arts, dance, drama and more. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.
Polage art: The work of local artist Austine Wood Comarow featuring polarized filters and light is set to be on display through Sept. 18 in the Big Springs Gallery in the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org.
“Heritage Habitats”: Ginger Owen and Vicki Vanameyden’s art exhibit focused on nostalgia and memory is set to be on display through Oct. 1 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Visit artslasvegas.org.
WORTH A DRIVE
“The Sound of Music”: Performances by the national touring production are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 14 and 2 p.m. Aug. 13 and 14 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $36 to $127. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
“Kumukahi” Ukulele and Hula Festival: The event is scheduled for Aug. 12 and 13 at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, with concerts and competitions set at 2 p.m. Aug 12 and 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Aug. 13. Admission is $25 per event. Visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075.
Night Hike: The free activity is planned from 8 to 9 p.m. Aug. 12, 19 and 26 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. Space is limited. Registration is required. Visit gomtcharleston.com or email email@example.com.
Las Vegas Soaring Club: The club plans to celebrate 80 years of safe operations from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13, National Model Aviation Day, with the Electrics Over Red Rocks Festival at its airstrip, two miles west of Charleston Boulevard and the 215 Beltway. Free activities for kids, food and a raffle are planned with proceeds to benefit Disabled American Veterans. Call 702-530-0900 or visit lvsoaringclub.org.
Pokeman at the Library: A Pokemon Go event is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. All 13 Las Vegas-Clark County Library District branches are Pokestops, but the Summerlin Library is also a PokeGym. Expect lure modules running the entire time, Pokemon trivia games and Pokemon pins giveaways. Light refreshments and a Kona Ice truck are planned. Call 702-507-3860 or visit lvccld.org.
Disney Day At The Museum: The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place. Themed activities are set to include designing your own wand or hook, Disney trivia, exploring the early phases of animation by creating your own motion image, and mixing up your own batch of snow in celebration of Disney’s “Frozen.” Visitors are encouraged to dress up in Disney-themed costumes, but costumes aren’t required for admission. Admission to the exhibit and the rest of the museum is $14.50. Visit discoverykidslv.org or call 702-382-5437.
Rick’s Restorations Car Show: The car show and swap meet is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 13 at Rick’s Restorations, 800 W. Mesquite Ave. The event is set to include a food vendor, and parking space-sized vendor spaces are available for $10. Contact Ally Vezeau at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-371-5005.
EMG Town Hall on Veterans Treatment Courts: The town hall is set from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Veterans Transition Resource Center, 2550 Nature Park Drive, Suite 200. Adults are invited to discuss discrepancies about the Nevada Revised Statute 176A.280, 176A.285 and 176A.290, and to contribute ideas to nonpartisan Bill Draft Request 57, which is set to be introduced during the 2017 Nevada Legislature. Admission is free, but registration is required. Visit emgnv.com.
David de Alba’s tribute to the Finocchio Club: The event features backstage anecdotes with the aid of still photos and film footage of some of the performers who graced the club’s stage. It is scheduled at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at MVIG Cultural Arts Center inside The Boulevard Mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $18 to $20. Call 702-339-0948 or 702-735-7430, or visit boulevardmall.com.
Guided Hikes: The free activity is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 14, 21 and 28 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road. An interpretive naturalist is set to lead small groups on an easy-to-moderate trail, sharing information about the trail, flora and fauna and the Spring Mountains. Space is limited. Registration is required. Visit gomtcharleston.com or email email@example.com.
Social CirKISH presents the second annual Student Showcase: The event is scheduled at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The nonprofit after-school program assists Southern Nevada’s at-risk youths with developing into functioning members of society by providing a creative circus-themed learning environment. This program teaches a number of creative and unique skills including juggling, aerial work and walking on stilts. Tickets are are complimentary; however, donations are strongly encouraged. Visit socialcirkish.org/rsvp.
“Annie” coming to Winchester stage: The Winchester Headliners Theater Program plans to present “Annie: the Musical” at 6 p.m. Aug. 18-20 and 2 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Winchester Cultural Center Theater, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $7 for general admission and $5 on Sunday and can be purchased in person, from a cast member or at ClarkCountyNV.gov/parksregistration.
Happy Hour Fundraiser: The fourth annual event to benefit Happy Home Animal Sanctuary is planned from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 19 at Blue Martini at Town Square Las Vegas, 6593 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $18 in advance and $25 the day of the event, and each guest will receive a free drink ticket. Entertainment, a silent auction and raffle prizes also are planned. The event is for those 21 or older. Visit 4thhappyhourbluemartini.eventbrite.com.
Black & White Party: Aid for AIDS of Nevada’s 30th annual event is planned for 8 p.m. Aug. 20 at Aria, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Cuisine from Aria’s finest restaurants is planned, along with entertainment, a silent auction and more. General admission is $50 and includes entrance to the official LGBT after-party at Piranha Nightclub and Temptations Sundays pool party at Luxor Aug. 21. VIP tickets are $125 and include early entry at 7 p.m. as well as a VIP after-party at Jewel Nightclub. The event is for those 21 or older. Visit afanlv.org.
Charity hockey game: Las Vegas Valley Area Firefighters are set to take on NHL ECHL stars and alumni in the game set for 5 p.m. Aug. 20 at the SoBe Ice Arena at the Fiesta Rancho, 2400 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids, and tickets are available at the arena box office. Proceeds will benefit Wesley Payton’s Battle With Leukemia. Visit GoFundMe.com/S99HQ7Q3K.
Drone Academy: A drone certification program is slated to take place Aug. 22-26 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. People can choose different options such as the one-day beginners’ course for $499, the two-day professional or small business operator course for $899, or the four-day “Drone Master” course for $1,599. Call 702-796-7111 or visit southpointcasino.com.
End of Summer Celebration: A super reader salute is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org.
Smashing Alice: The alternative rock band is set to perform a free show at 10 p.m. Aug. 18 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.
Do-it-yourself school supplies: Teens can learn how to make school supplies in a workshop scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 18 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.
Coin and stamp shows: The Las Vegas Coin, Currency, Jewelry, Postcard & Stamp Shows are planned from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 19-21, Oct. 14-16 and Dec. 2-4, at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Contact Israel I. Bick at 866-226-0507 or firstname.lastname@example.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.
Rainbow Company auditions: Serious theater students ages 10 to 17 are invited to audition for the Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Student Ensemble at 1 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. There is no charge to audition, but those accepted pay a $50 annual fee. The ensemble meets evenings and weekends during the school year and works onstage and backstage. Visit artslasvegas.org.
Brass Transit: Performances by a group of eight Canadian musicians re-creating the sounds of the band Chicago are scheduled at 8 p.m. Aug. 20 and 21 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $19.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.
Yu-Gi-Oh!: Youths in grades 4-12 can bring a deck to play in the tournament scheduled from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. No buying, selling or playing for cards is permitted. Visit lvccld.org.
Pop Strings Orchestra: The 15-piece band is slated to perform free at 11 p.m. Aug. 20 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.
Water on the Meadow: Rangers and volunteers are set to roll out the slip n’ slide for water play in the meadow from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 21 and 27 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159. Swim suites are suggested as are baby shampoo donations to help make the slide slippery. Entry to the park is $7 for Nevada residents. Call 702-875-4141 or email email@example.com.
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.
Summer-end bash: A picnic-themed party with lunch, entertainment and raffle prizes is planned for seniors from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the West Flamingo Active Adult Center, 6255 W. Flamingo Road. The cost is $5. Registration is underway. Visit clarkcountynv.gov.
Psychic performance: Psychic Gary Spivey plans to put on a show at 8 p.m. Aug. 27 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $27. Visit palms.com.
Family History Jamboree: The 14th annual event is set to be packed with classes for beginning and advanced genealogists from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at the 221 S. Lorenzi Blvd. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel. Ron Tanner from Family Search is scheduled to keynote. Admission is free. Visit lvstakefamilyhistoryjamboree.org.
Rainbow Company Youth Theatre: The theater group plans to offer an Adventures in Acting class for children 7 to 10 from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 27-Sept. 24, at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The class fee is $29. Acting for Teens, a class for performers 13 to 18, is planned from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 24-28. The class fee is $60. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.
Saturday of Service: Volunteers are needed to help spruce up Opportunity Village in anticipation of fall events. Saturday of Service events are scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon throughout August and September at the 6300 W. Oakey Blvd. campus. Visit opportunityvillage.org or contact Krysti Gabriel at 702-880-4068 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Aug. 27 and Sept. 10 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.
Contemporary country: “Ghostlight,” a show featuring contemporary country music, is scheduled from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 28 in the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza, 720 Twin Lakes Drive. Admission is free. Bring blankets or lawn chairs for outdoor seating. Wine and refreshments will be available for purchase. Visit artslasvegas.org.
Community meeting: The Beta Sigma Phi City Council is slated to host its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. Call 702-645-6666.
“The Mystery of Edwin Drood”: Super Summer Theatre performances of the play 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.
Outcry Summer 2016 Tour: The religious music groups Hillsong Worship, Kari Jobe, Bethel Music and more are slated to perform at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 in the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $29.95. Visit orleansarena.com.
Make America Rock Again Tour: A hard rock band lineup including Trapt, Saliva, Saving Abel, Alien Ant Farm, Crazytown, 12 Stones and Tantric is scheduled to take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $15. Visit orleansarena.com.
Music club: The Spring Valley Music Club invites music lovers to join them for an hour of discussion on a particular record from 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.
Stars Over the Valley: The Las Vegas Quilters’ annual quilt show is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 9 -10 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit lasvegasquilters.com.
Super Summer Gala: A gala to benefit Super Summer Theatre is scheduled Sept. 11 in the meadow at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Tickets are $150 for a VIP reception set to begin at 5 p.m. or $75 for adults and $40 for children for the main event set to begin at 6 p.m. Children 5 or younger get in free. All tickets include dinner and a performance by Speeding Theatre — Over 55. The event is also set to include a casting auction where guests can bid on roles in the 2017 season opener “Oklahoma!” Visit supersummertheatre.org.
Greek Food Festival: The 44th annual Las Vegas Greek Food Festival is scheduled from 3 to 11 p.m. Sept. 16, from noon to 11 p.m. Sept. 17 and from noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 18 at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 5300 S. El Camino Road. The annual event includes music, dancing, Greek food, a carnival and tours of the Byzantine church. Admission is $6 for adults and free for children 12 or younger and for active military members and their immediate family. For a full schedule and parking information, visit lasvegasgreekfestival.com.
Festival of Praise: The tour is set to feature Grammy Award-winning artists Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Regina Belle and Karen Clark Sheard, as well as industry favorites such as Hezekiah Walker at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $35. Visit orleansarena.com.
Henry Prendes Charity Golf Classic: The 10th annual tournament to benefit the construction of Henry’s Place, a camp that was the dream of Metropolitan Police Department Sgt. Henry Prendes who died in the line of duty in 2006, is scheduled at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at Spanish Trail Country Club, 5050 Spanish Trail Lane. The event is also set to include social activities for nongolfers from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and a dinner with auction from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The fee to play is $200 per player or $700 for a foursome. Nonplayers can join in the festivities and dinner for $30. Visit henrysplace.org.
Creature features: The cult classic films “The Brain from Outer Space” and “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die” are slated to be screened from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza, 720 Twin Lakes Drive. Admission is free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for lawn seating. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-3514.
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.
Yes: Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman plan to reunite for a show scheduled at 8 p.m. Nov. 19 in The Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $50. Visit palms.com.
Stroke support: A stroke survivor support group is scheduled to meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the third Friday of each month at Spring Valley Hospital, 5400 S. Rainbow Blvd. Lunch is provided. Register at 702-853-3162.
Guitar for amateurs: Local instructor Don Musser is set to give a free entry-level group lesson for teens, adults and seniors from 4 to 5 p.m. most Sundays at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.
“Aurora”: The Film “Aurora: Fire in the Sky” is set to be screened at 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in July in the Big Springs Theater in the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org.
Summer fun camps: Themed camps for kids ages 6 to 12 are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through Aug. 26 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Camp fees are $200 per week for Springs Preserve members and $225 for nonmembers. After-hours care is available for an additional $50 per week. Visit springspreserve.org.
Friday Night Live: Live bands are slated to play from 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays in the Veil Pavilion at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Admission is $5. An after party with DJ R.O.B. is scheduled from 10 p.m. to midnight. Visit silvertoncasino.com.
Cardiac support group: The group meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month in conference room B at Spring Valley Hospital, 5400 S. Rainbow Blvd. RSVP at 702-388-4888.
Karaoke Night: The restaurant at Bonnie Springs Ranch, 16395 Bonnie Springs Road, offers karaoke from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays and live music Saturday nights. Visit bonniesprings.com.
Improving improv: Drop-in improv classes with a new instructor every month are scheduled from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Sci Fi Center, 5077 Arville St. Admission is $10. Visit the thescificenter.com.
Bluegrass jam sessions: The events are planned at 11:30 p.m. Saturdays on the patio at McMullan’s Irish Pub, 4650 W. Tropicana Ave., Suite 110. Call 702-247-7000.
Birds of the Air Food Pantry: The pantry, operating out of Epic Church, 8755 W. Warm Springs Road, is set to provide free groceries to those in need from 10 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of the month. ZIP codes served are 89113, 89118, 89139, 89141, 89148, 89178, and 89179. Email email@example.com.
A Home 4 Spot: Pet adoption events are scheduled from 11 am. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Petco, 10000 W. Sahara Ave., from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. the third Saturday of most months at Woof Gang Pet Bakery, 7080 N. Durango Drive, Suite 140, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of most months at the Wagging Tail Pet Store, 10170 W. Tropicana Ave., Suite 157. Visit ahome4spot.com.
Buddhism 101: The free event is planned at 10 a.m. Saturdays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the SGI-Las Vegas Buddhist Center, 2725 W. Charleston Blvd. Participants can learn about Nichiren Buddhism, karma, the Lotus Sutra and how to chant to transform their lives and become happy. Visit sgi-usa-lasvegas.org or call 702-258-6489.
Pau Hana Social: The Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club conducts a monthly social gathering at the Aloha Kitchen & Bar, 2605 S. Decatur Blvd., No. 110. Potential new members are invited to attend. Visit lasvegashcc.org.
Film screenings and live performances: The Sci Fi Center, 5077 Arville St., offers events most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A Typical Saturday Night, an evening of burlesque and comedy, is scheduled at 10 p.m. every third Saturday. Live shadowcast performances of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” are scheduled at 10 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. For a full schedule of upcoming showings, visit thescificenter.com.
Toddler fun: Staff members from Family to Family Connection plan to demonstrate activities for toddlers and parents at 11:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3820.
Fish feeding: Watch staff members feed the fish in the faux stream at 4 p.m. Fridays at Bass Pro Shops, 8200 Dean Martin Drive. Visit basspro.com.
Las Vegas Crafters Guild: The group meets monthly at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday at Michaels, 7195 Arroyo Crossing Parkway. Visit lasvegascraftersguild.com or call 702-260-0932.
Live music: Music is offered from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays featuring Marty Mancuso and from noon to 3 p.m. Sundays featuring Mark and Dom at Elements Fine Casual Dining & Cocktails, 4950 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 100. Call 702-750-2991 or visit elementscasualdining.com.
Square Dancing Classes: The Stardusters Square & Round Dancers are set to meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays for $5 at the Meadows Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 2900 S. Valley View Blvd. Call 702-348-4906.
Ethnic Express International Folk Dancing: The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., has scheduled dancing for participants 8 or older from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesdays. The cost is $4 per person. Learn international dance styles, including Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Greek, Israeli, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian and Turkish folk dances. Call 702-732-4871 or visit ethnicexpresslasvegas.org.
Scottish Country Dancing: The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., is set to host dancing for participants 13 or older from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Fridays. The cost is $5 per person. Call 702-229-6383 or visit artslasvegas.org.
Free Zumba Classes: Licensed instructor Jean Smith teaches dance fitness to Latin rhythms, appropriate for all ages and fitness levels, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Call 702-507-6030 or visit lvccld.org. This class is also offered at 6 p.m. Fridays at Body Focus Fitness, 7380 S. Eastern Ave. Call 702-228-4967.
Open mic: Events are planned from 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Call 702-365-7111 or visit orleanscasino.com.
Live local bands: Bands play at 9 p.m. Saturdays at Money Plays, 4755 W. Flamingo Road, and an open mic night is scheduled at 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Visit moneyplayslv.com.
Lounge offerings: The Gold Coast Showroom Lounge, 4000 W. Flamingo Road, is set to host free shows by DJ Manny at 6 p.m. Thursdays.
Karaoke: Music is scheduled from 8 p.m. to midnight Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Jack’s Irish Pub at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit palacestation.sclv.com.
John Windsor: The singer is scheduled to perform from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturdays and 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays at McMullan’s Irish Pub, 4650 W. Tropicana Ave. He also is scheduled at 8:45 p.m. Mondays at Ri Ra Irish Pub in Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit john-windsor.com.
Jerry Tiffe: The musician is scheduled to perform from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd. Visit arizonacharliesdecatur.com.
The Peter Love Trio: The group is scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays at Jack’s Irish Pub at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit palacestation.sclv.com.