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Southwest and Spring Valley Community Events Calendar, June 9-15, 2016

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. Night at the Museum: In anticipation of “Finding Dory,” a screening of the film “Finding Nemo,” along with pizza, snacks, games and crafts, is planned for a kids’ night out from 5 to 9 p.m. June 11 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. Only 125 spots are available. Visit springspreserve.org.

2. Vegas Fringe Festival: The sixth annual Vegas Fringe Festival is scheduled June 10-19 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. The festival of live theater is slated to feature new and established plays and performances of no more than 90 minutes. Each is set to be put on several times. Selections include everything from “Wind in the Willows” to “JuJu Goes to Pahrump.” Single-show tickets are $12. A festival pass for all 13 shows is $130. Seating is general admission.Visit lvlt.org.

3. Teen Adventure Camp: The Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave., is set to host a summer camp for youths 12 to 15 with trips planned Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Camps are scheduled from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays starting June 13. The cost for camp is $150, which includes adventure fees. Field trip destinations planned include a float trip of Black Canyon, Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas, Game Works, Indoor Skydiving and Trapeze Las Vegas. Visit lasvegasparksandrec.com or call 702-229-6359.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Nevada Watercolor Society Show: An array of the best watercolor paintings by the Nevada Watercolor Society are set to be on display June 10 through July 10 in the Big Springs Gallery of the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The exhibit is free with paid admission. Visit springspreserve.org.

Paul Charles Campanella: The award-winning drummer-turned-front man is set to put on a free show from 7 to 10 p.m. June 10 and 24 in Social in the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.

Playing with Light: Guests can use basic physics principals to explore interactive exhibits at a visiting exhibit on the art of illumination June 10 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.

Project Childsafe: Tactical West owner Kevin McNair plans to offer free seminars on keeping firearms secure and out of the hands of children from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 11 at Bass Pro Shops, 8200 Dean Martin Drive. All ages are encouraged to attend. Project Childsafe plans to distribute free gun lock and safety kits to each family. Visit projectchildsafe.com.

Fab Four — The Ultimate Tribute: A Beatles and Ed Sullivan tribute show is scheduled for 8 p.m. June 11 and 12 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $19.95. 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. June 11, July 23, 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.

And Then There Were THREE Medical Schools talks: Bruce Z. Morgenstern, M.D., associate dean for Clinical Affairs at the Roseman University College of Medicine, is set to speak at the Clark County Association of Health Underwriters meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 14 at Sierra Gold, 6515 S. Jones Blvd. He will be discussing the future growth of health care with Las Vegas and Clark County being on the brink of explosive growth. The lunch meeting is open to the public. The cost is $30 for NAHU, NAIFA and NIIA members and $40 for nonmembers. Visit clarkcountyahu.org. At the door, the price is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers.

Desert Survivor!: A new 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 shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily June 11 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.

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.

Cabaret: The NiteKings are set to perform at 4 p.m. June 15, 22 and 29 in the Bourbon Street Cabaret Lounge at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Admission is free. Other free shows coming up include In-A-Fect at 9 p.m. June 9-11; and The Jukebox Heroes at 9 p.m. June 16-18. Visit orleanscasino.com.

“Beauty & The Beast”: Super Summer Theatre performances of the Disney musical are scheduled under the stars at 8:05 p.m. June 9-11 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, but a limited number may be available at the gate for $20. Children 5 or younger get in free. Visit supersummertheatre.org.

Rainbow Youth Soccer League signups: Early-bird signups for games for girls or boys ages 2 to 18 are planned from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 11, 18 and 25 and July 2, 9, 16 and 23 at Villa Pizza, 3385 S. Durango Drive. To sign up, participants should bring a copy of their birth certificate, a wallet-size photo and $125 cash, check or money order. The fee includes 10 games, a picture plaque and a uniform. Call 702-873-1451 or visit ryslsoccerleague.com.

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 11, 18 and 25. Contact Carlo Luzzi at carlo6180@yahoo.com or 702-355-9341.

Men’s Health — What You Should Know: The session is planned from 6 to 7 p.m. June 15 at Spring Valley Hospital, 5400 S. Rainbow Blvd., Conference Room B. It is to include an interactive discussion about men’s health, particularly urological concerns. Dr. Lawrence Newman, a local urologist, will discuss signs and symptoms of urological issues men should know. Registration is required. Visit valleyhealthsystem.com/events or call 702-388-4888.

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.

Watermelon Magic: Screenings of the film about a farmer’s daughter who believes she has magical powers only to find that growing food can be magic are scheduled at 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in June in 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.

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. So far, the lineup includes 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.

Summer conservatories: The Rainbow Youth Theatre plans to host a Summer Children’s Drama Conservatory for actors ages 8 to 11 and a Teen Summer conservatory for actors 12 to 16 June 13-24 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. A performance is slated for June 25. The cost for the two weeks of instruction is $225. Registration is underway. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

Guild show: The Las Vegas Artists Guild plans to display the group show “Light of Spring” through June 12 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.

“More Than a Vessel”: The artists of Clay Arts Vegas, a Las Vegas Arts District pottery studio, plan to display works based on the cup in a show slated to be on display through June 14 in the gallery of the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org.

Art show: Ruby Young, 84, plans to show her mixed media art incorporating fabric and beads in paintings through July 12 in the gallery of the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.

WORTH A DRIVE

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.

“Metropolis” with live music: The Henderson Symphony Orchestra is slated to play a live score to the classic silent movie at 8 p.m. June 10 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Tickets are $10. Call 702-267-4849 or visit cityofhenderson.com.

Opera Las Vegas: Performances of “Carmen” are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. June 10 and 2 p.m. June 12 at the Judy Bayley Theatre at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $55, $75 or $95. Visit operalasvegas.com or pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

“Dishing It Out 2016 — Vanity Plates”: The election-themed art exhibit is set to be open during regular library hours through July 24 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. A reception is planned from 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 10. The exhibit, curated by Las Vegas photographer Diane Bush, features artists from across the country providing satirical, election-inspired work in a wide range of media, including select images representing each candidate fabricated on gold-rimmed, commemorative ceramic plates. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3630.

“Decades Apart — Reflections of Three Gay Men”: Performances of the multimedia show are scheduled at 8 p.m. June 10 and 11 and 3 p.m. June 12 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $20. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.

“(W)rites of Passage”: The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre plans to present a collection of humorous, warm, touching and tender student writings about growing up in Las Vegas in a show set for 7 p.m. June 10 in the Black Box Theatre at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway; and at 7 p.m. June 11 in the Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St., Suite 145. All performances are free. Visit artslasvegas.org.

Sundown in Downtown: The event, returning for its fifth year and celebrating the Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s 25th anniversary, is set from 6 to 10 p.m. June 10 at Heritage Park next to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is set to include music, drink and food vendors. Tickets for the 21-or-older event start at $35, which includes all-you-can-eat via food vendors and two drink tickets. Additional drink tickets can be purchased for $5 each. Visit lvnhm.org or call 702-384-3466.

Health, Healing & Happiness conference: The event is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. June 10, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 11 and 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. June 12 at Tuscany Suites & Casino, 255 E. Flamingo Road. It is set to include 17 speakers, presentations, discussions of nutrition and emotional balancing, healthy cooking demonstrations, yoga, fitness classes and a holistic vendor marketplace. Tickets are $109 for full-weekend admission or $69 for Saturday or Sunday admission. Visit health-healing-happiness.com or call 702-772-9401.

Junior Achievement poker tournament: The sixth annual poker tournament to benefit Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada is planned for noon June 11 at Planet Hollywood Resort, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Texas hold ‘em is planned to start at noon, with a grand prize of a seat at the World Series of Poker’s main event this summer at the Rio. Buy-in is $250 for 5,000 chips; rebuy, $100 for 5,000 chips; and add-on, $100 for 10,000 chips. Call 702-214-0500 or visit JALasVegas.org.

Reggae in the Desert: The 15th annual music festival is scheduled for noon June 11 at the Clark County Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. The all-ages event is set to feature Capelton, Don Carlos, Israel Vibration, Fortunate Youth, Junior Marvin and New Kingston. General admission tickets are $40 in advance and $45 day of the show. VIP tickets are $120 and include an event T-shirt, event poster, meet-and-greet with select artists, a VIP cash bar and air-conditioned VIP Lounge. Children 5 or younger will be admitted free. Visit ticketfly.com or reggaeinthedesert.com.

Star Wars Day At The Museum: The event is set from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 11 at The Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place. Appearances are planned by UNLV’s club the Society of Lightsaber Duelists Neon City Garrison 501st Legion. Activities include rocket ship design; Jabba the Hutt Slime, where chemistry is highlighted in creating the slime; and the science of sound effects used in “Star Wars” movies. Activities are included in the museum’s general admission price of $14.50 per person. Visit discoverykidslv.org or call 702-382-5437.

Junefest: The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. June 11 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road, and is slated to feature performances from artists such as Pat Benatar, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and The English Beat. Tickets start at $29. Visit sunsetstation.sclv.com.

Race for Hope and Fun Walk: The seventh annual event benefiting the Grant a Gift Autism Foundation is scheduled at 8 a.m. June 11 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Registration is $40. Visit grantagiftfoundation.org or call 702-564-2453.

Fishing Derby Day: The city of Las Vegas and the Nevada Department of Wildlife plan to host the free event beginning at 7:30 a.m. June 11 at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. Free fishing poles, tackle and bait will be available while supplies last. Boy Scout Troop 555 plans to host a $5 pancake breakfast. Entertainment also is planned. A fishing license is not required to participate, but fishing limits apply. Call 702-229-6154 or visit lasvegasnevada.gov/ward6.

Get Outdoors Day: The Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road, is set to host the all-day event June 11. Science Safari — Butterflies! is planned from 9 a.m. to noon for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Register at info@gotmtcharleston.com. A GO Mount Charleston Open House is planned from noon to 4 p.m. with interactive tabletop displays about the Spring Mountains; day hike, backpacking, and camping and cooking equipment displays and demonstrations by REI; interpretive hikes; and visits by Smokey Bear and Mojave Max characters. An astronomy program and viewing by the Las Vegas Astronomical Society is planned from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Visit gomtcharleston.com.

Unite at Night Walk: The Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation plans to host the event at 7:30 p.m. June 11 at the Kellogg-Zaher Soccer Complex, 7901 W. Washington Ave. Registration for the 5K for runners is $35 and $20 for ages 12 or younger (raise $50 and get the fee waived). There is no registration fee to walk. Visit csfinfo.org/csf-unite-night.

Linhong Li Chinese Youth Ensemble: The group plans to perform Chinese folk music and contemporary Western pop songs on traditional Chinese instruments at 2 p.m. June 11 at the Winchester Cultural Center Theater, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $7 at the Winchester front desk or online at at ClarkCountyNV.gov/parksregistration.

ACLUNV’s 50th Anniversary Gala: The event celebrating American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada is scheduled at 7 p.m. June 11 at Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Artist and designer John Van Hamersveld has created custom artwork for the gala and a limited-edition poster for VIP attendees. Before the formal gala program begins, there will be a one-hour meet-and-greet with Van Hamersveld, along with additional Nevada and national VIPs. The event is set to include dinner, entertainment, a silent auction and honoree recognition. Tickets are $250 or $350 for VIP. Visit aclunv.org/50thAnniversary.

Orchid society: The Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society plans to present Cathy Loftfield speaking about Old World Orchids at 1 p.m. June 12 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Expect a sale of orchids, show-and-tell, food and refreshments. It is free and open to the public. Call 702-845-4872.

“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 noon to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays through June 14. 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.

Airlines Kiwi Club luncheon: The American Airlines Kiwi Club Chapter is set to host a luncheon and meeting at 11 a.m. June 15 at Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar in Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. All flight attendants, online or retired, from American Airlines, American Eagle, TWA or US Airlines are welcome to attend. RSVP to Kay Jennings at 702-896-5496.

DjangoVegas! Gypsy Jazz Festival: The event is set for 6 p.m. June 18 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Doors open at 5 p.m. for cocktails and pre-show entertainment. The annual celebration of the music of Django Reinhardt and other gypsy jazz musicians past and present is set to feature the Frank Vignola Trio, The Rhythm Future Quartet, Hot House West and The Hot Club of Las Vegas. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

Master Gardener: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension program is scheduled to host open registration June 22 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, for its gardening classes this fall. The organization is planning to have classes from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Sept. 9 through Oct. 26. To become certified as a Master Gardener, people must complete 80 hours of class training and 50 hours of volunteer work on an approved project. Call 702-257-5501.

PLAN AHEAD

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: 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.

Senior Idol Showcase: Talented seniors are set to take the stage for the 13th annual Las Vegas Senior Idol Showcase at 3 p.m. June 16 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, 702-229-1702; the Derfelt Senior Center, 2243 W. Washington Ave., 702-229-6601; the Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 N. J St., 702-229-6125; and at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road, 702-229-6454. Showcases routinely sell out. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov.

Human Juke Box: The Hal Savar Band, featuring a musician dubbed the live human juke box, is set to put on a free show from 7 to 10 p.m. June 17 in Social in the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.

Cooking class: A Thai-inspired cooking experience led by executive chef Steve Piamchuntar is scheduled form 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 17 in the Divine Cafe at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The class fee is $81.10 for members and $89 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. Visit springspreserve.org.

Steven Wright: Academy Award-winning and Grammy-nominated comedian Steven Wright is slated to perform at 8 p.m. June 17 and 18 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $29.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.

Pet a burro: Anyone who has ever wished they could legally pet a burro can visit with Jackson the Red Rock Canyon Burro from noon to 2 p.m. June 18 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Unlike his wild brothers and sisters along the highway, Jackson has been domesticated. Park admission is $7 per car for Nevada residents. Visit parks.nv.gov/parks/spring-mountain-ranch-state-park.

Father’s Day pledge drive: The Fatherhood Support Network is holding its annual pledge drive Bowling for Dads all day June 19 at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road. The casino is offering two games and a pair of shoes for $5 that day in support of the event. Visit bowlingfordads.com.

Juneteenth Festival: The Rainbow Dreams Educational Foundation and the city of Las Vegas plan to team for the 16th annual Juneteenth Festival from 6 to 9 p.m. June 19 at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive. The event is set to include entertainment, shopping, storytelling and food. Low-back lawn chairs and blankets are suggested for lawn seating. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Outside food is not permitted. Visit june19lv.com.

Father’s Day BBQ: Families are invited to treat Dad to bottomless ribs, coleslaw, potato salad and baked beans for $19 and draft beers for $2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 19 in the Divine Cafe at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The regular menu will also be available. Families can play games such as cornhole and giant Jenga. Visit springspreserve.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.

Stoney Curtis: The psychedelic blues rock band is set to put on a free show at 10 p.m. June 23 at The Lounge in the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.

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. June 25 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.

Watercolor workshop: The Nevada Watercolor Society plans a workshop with artist David Lobenberg, a teacher of California Vibe style, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 8 and 9 in the Spanish Oaks Clubhouse, 2201 Spanish Oaks Drive. Lobenberg has completed commissions for the Sacramento Kings, the IMAX corporation and more. The workshop is $235 for society members and $260 for nonmembers. Payment is due July 1. Visit nvws.org or contact Linda Smith at 509-499-1156 or lsmith.lv@outlook.com.

Charlie Murphy: Actor, screenwriter and comedian Charlie Murphy is set to perform stand-up comedy at 8 p.m. July 2 and 3 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $39.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.

“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.

Throwback Sizzling Jam: A concert event featuring Blackstreet, K-Ci & JoJo, Warren G, 112 and more musicians from the ‘90s is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. July 8 in the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $40. Visit orleansarena.com.

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.

Pop Strings Orchestra: The 15-piece band is slated to perform free at 11 p.m. June 25 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.

Peter Pan prequel: Performances of “Peter and the Star Catcher,” a play by Rick Elice based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, are scheduled at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays July 15-31 at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $25. Visit lvlt.org.

Super Toy Con: The diecast model car, toy, comic and pop culture convention is set from 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.

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.

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.

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.

Stars Over the Valley: The Las Vegas Quilters’ annual quilt show is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 9 and 10 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit lasvegasquilters.com.

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.

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.

ONGOING

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.

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 S. 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 birdsoftheair@epiclv.org.

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.

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