Southwest and Spring Valley Community Events Calendar, March 17-23, 2016

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. Mahalo Luau: Join the 9th Island Cultural Club of Las Vegas for Hawaiian entertainment, music and authentic luau food at 6:30 p.m. March 19 at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive. Luau tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Call 702-992-0837 or visit artslasvegas.org.

2. 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. March 19, April 9, 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.org.

3. “Spring Love”: Music fans are invited to celebrate the Iranian festival of spring, Nowruz, through the musical “Spring Love” featuring poet, singer, songwriter and storyteller Ziba Shirazi at 7:30 p.m. March 19 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3940.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Killian’s Angels: The local Celtic band is set to play free shows at 9 p.m. March 17, 18 and 19 and April 1, 2, 22, 23 in Brendan’s Irish Pub inside The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Visit orleanscasino.com.

“In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play”: Sarah Ruhl’s play delves into the emotions a wife goes through as her scientist husband treats “hysterical women” with a new intimate technology. Performances directed by Gillen Brey are scheduled at 8 p.m. March 17-19 and 2 p.m. March 20 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for seniors and students. Visit lvlt.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 March 17 through June 14 in the gallery of the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. An opening reception is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. March 17. Visit lvccld.org.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited: A band featuring the bass and drums from Creedence Clearwater Revival is set to play at 8 p.m. March 19 and 20 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $59.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.

Makey Makey: Teens are invited to explore science with banana pianos, Play-Doh game controllers and more from 3:30 to 5 p.m. March 17 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.

Fun Friday: Children ages 6 to 11 are invited to play with Legos, computer and board games from 4 to 5 p.m. March 18 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament of Champions: Kids and teens are invited to duel with their own decks from 3:30 to 5 p.m. March 19 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.

Yoga on the Meadow: Stretch with the Red Rock Canyon escarpment as your background during Yoga on the Meadow sessions scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. March 19, 22 and 26, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 22 and 29 at 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Park admission is $7 per car for Nevada residents. Visit parks.nv.gov/parks/spring-mountain-ranch-state-park.

Nutrition tours: Students and staff with the UNLV Nutrition Center are set to provide guided tours at local grocery stories to explore the nutrition and cost benefits of fresh, frozen, canned and dried fruits and vegetables. The free, 45-minute tours are scheduled at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m March 19, 20 and April 3 at Smith’s, 4001 S. Decatur Blvd., and at 10 a.m. March 19 and April 2 at the Durango Shopping Center, 7405 S. Durango Drive. To reserve a spot, call 702-895-4875 or email nutrition.center@unlv.edu.

Craft Buffet: Children are invited to celebrate Spring Break with a craft buffet from 4 to 5 p.m. March 20 and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 22, 23 and 11 a.m to noon March 26 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.

College planning: The Heartland Institute of Financial Education plans to co-sponsor a college financial planning session from 3 to 4:30 p.m. March 20 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.

Pancakes for Palm Sunday: It’s a Guy Thing men’s organization members plan to serve pancakes prior to worship services from 9 to 10:15 a.m. March 20 at Grace Presbyterian Church’s West campus, 4590 S. Hualapai Way. Visit gracepclv.org.

Dance courses: Instructor Lorenzo Shelley is set to teach students ages 12 to 18 jazz dancing with an infusion of hip-hop techniques during an intensive workshop slated from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, March 21-25, at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The cost is $32. Shelley is also slated to lead a contemporary dance intensive workshop from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, March 22-25. Family will be invited to a free student demonstration at 6:30 p.m. March 25. Visit artslasvegas.org.

Travel group: The Las Vegas Singles Travel and Social Club, a group of mature singles interested in local, national and international travel, plan to gather at 6:30 p.m. to socialize and at 7 p.m. for business March 22 at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd. This month’s speaker is set to talk about her recent tour of Southern India. There is a small fee to cover refreshments and the cost of the meeting room. Call 702-873-8309. Guests are always welcome.

Puppet show: Toy and Roy are preparing to fracture another fairy tale from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. March 22 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.

Eastern Christian Formation Institute: Our Lady of Wisdom Byzantine Catholic Church, 2120 Lindell Road, plans to offer the class Scripture Reaching in Depth — The Catholic Epistles at 7 p.m. March 22. A soup supper is planned for 5 p.m. in the church hall to precede the class. The free course will count toward Catechist Certification. Call 702-873-5101.

Head in the Clouds: Kids can celebrate World Meteorological Day with a cloud creation activity scheduled from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 23 in the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Space is limited, and free tickets are set to be distributed at 4 p.m. Visit lvccld.org.

Naturalization information: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services plans an information session on the process of becoming a U.S. citizen from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 23 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.

Springtime fun: Children are invited to enjoy spring stories, crafts and songs from 6 to 6:45 p.m. March 23 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.

Easter Seals Walk: The eighth annual Easter Walk & Roll to benefit Easter Seals Nevada, a ½-mile walk followed by a carnival with egg hunts and a petting zoo, is scheduled at 9 a.m. March 26 at Lorenzi Park, 3343 W. Washington Ave. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and is $35 for adults and $20 for children, seniors and members of the military. Visit eastersealsnevada.org/walknroll.

“The Speed of Darkness”: David McKee is scheduled to direct performances of the play by Steve Tesich at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, through March 27, in the Fischer Black Box at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for seniors or students. Ushers can see the show for free. Visit lvlt.org.

The NiteKings: The band is slated to perform free shows at 4 p.m. Wednesdays in March in the Bourbon Street Cabaret Lounge in The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Visit orleanscasino.com.

Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club: Weekly meetings are slated from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays in March at Braddah’s Island Style restaurant, 2330 S. Rainbow Blvd. Learn more about Hawaiian culture, meet new friends, bring a guest and a ukulele. Visit lasvegashcc.org.

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 now. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

Fomato Fun: The Midnight Fomato Society plans to present “Bad Head,” a comedy directed by John Tomasello featuring science fiction, fantasy, burlesque and foam tomatoes that the audience is welcome to lob at one another and actors during the show. The show is set to run at 10 p.m. Fridays through March 25, at the Sci Fi Center, 5077 Arville St. Tickets are $10. Fomatoes will be sold at the show (cash only). Visit facebook.com/thescificentervegas.

Sinatra’s Centennial: The Las Vegas News Bureau plans to celebrate Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday with photographs in an exhibit set to run through March 20 during regular hours at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-6030.

“Where I Lived”: A Nevada Housing Division exhibit made up of drawings created by Clark County students is set to be on display through March 29 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3820.

“Becoming Animal: Standing Witness for the Sentient Wild”: The exhibit of photography by Sharon K. Shafer is set to be on display through March 31 at the Nevada State Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit museums.nevadaculture.org.

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: The area’s best student artwork and writing is set to be on display through April 3 in the Big Springs Gallery at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Gallery admission is included with paid admission. Visit springspreserve.org.

“Force of Nature”: The free exhibit featuring works by Elizabeth Blau, Rossitiza Todorova and Orlando Montenegro Cruz on nature and movement relating to travel through space and the human effect on the environment is planned from 12:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday through April 20 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Call 702-229-6383.

“Infrared”: Sean Russell’s infrared photographs of lake homes, docks and shorelines in Big Lake, Minn., are set to be on display through April 24 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3940.

“Arctic Voices”: Learn about the wildlife and people who live in the Arctic at a Canadian Museum of Nature and Science North exhibit set to be on display through May 18 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org.

WORTH A DRIVE

Monster Jam World Finals XVII: The event is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. March 17 and 7 p.m. March 18 and 19 at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 E. Russell Road. Tickets are $92 to $192. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

Free open rehearsals of “Mystere”: Cirque du Soleil invites visitors and locals to get an inside look at “Mystere” during rehearsals from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Saturdays and 5 to 5:30 p.m. Sundays. Guests are also set to receive an offer of two tickets to the show for $99. Call 702-894-7722.

Cosmic Swim: The event is planned from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 18 (activity code 136317-01) at the Henderson Multigenerational Center’s indoor pool, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway. Games, music, diving for glow gear and swimming races are planned. All ages may participate, but children younger than 8 must be supervised by a parent or guardian. Admission is $5 per person or $18 for a family of four. Register at cityofhenderson.com or at any city recreation center or indoor pool.

Home Improvement & Backyard Expo: The free event is scheduled at 10 a.m. March 18-20 inside the grand ballroom at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The expo is set to showcase the latest products and services in home remodeling and decorating, including for kitchens, baths, roofing, pools, gardens and cooking. Visit southpointcasino.com.

Wizard World Las Vegas: The comic and pop culture convention is scheduled from 3 p.m. March 18 to 4 p.m. March 20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road. Celebrity guests are set to include Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Jewel Staite and Michael Rooker. Admission begins at $35 in advance for a single-day ticket. Visit tinyurl.com/wizlv16.

One Night for ONE DROP: The fourth annual charity gala is planned for 7:30 p.m. March 18 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., to raise funds and awareness for critical water issues. Presented by MGM Resorts International, the star-studded benefit is set to feature artists from all eight Cirque du Soleil shows in an original production alongside world-renowned guest performers. VIP tickets, which include the post-show extravaganza and after-party, are $3,000, and show-only tickets start at $100. Visit onedrop.org/onenight or by call 844-339-2837.

Third annual Dutch Oven Cook-Off: The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 19 at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave. Admission is $1 and free for children 12 or younger. Visit friendsofthefort.org or call 702-486-3511.

The Clark County Commodore Computer Club: The meeting is planned from 9 to 11 a.m. March 19 in Room 16 at the Clark County School District Adult Education Campus, 2701 E. St. Louis Ave. Email Al Jackson at jackonmeister@gmail.com or Forrest Nettles at flnettles@hotmail.com or call 702-363-3331.

The Shade Tree Hero 5k Fun Run/Walk: The event is scheduled at 10 a.m. March 19 starting at the Llama Lot, 152 N. Ninth St. Onsite registration is scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite real-life hero or superhero costume for the event, which includes a vendor fair, raffles, food and music. Visit tinyurl.com/stshw16.

Aladdin’s March Magic: The event is set from 5 to 7 p.m. March 19 at the Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North. It includes a dramatic reading of the “Aladdin” story, crafts, a tour of the museum and a magic performance. Reservations are required. Visit neonmuseum.org or call 702-387-6366.

Cowabunga Bay Water Park: The park at 900 Galleria Drive is set to kick off its swimming season March 19, opening from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The 23-acre site offers nine water slides, four surf and swim pools and an interactive children’s play area with 10 pint-sized slides and tipping buckets. Also offered are raft rides, heated pools, shade structures and refreshments. Visit cowabungabay.com.

Catch the Leprechaun Run 2016: The Las Vegas office of CBRE, in conjunction with CBRE Cares, plans to host the second annual 5K race and 1-mile walk at 8 a.m. March 19 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road. CBRE has pledged all profits to the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth and The Public Education Foundation’s Clark County Reads program. Registration is $35 for adults and $20 for children 12 or younger for the 5K or the 1-mile distance. Participants are encouraged to wear green as they chase the costumed leprechaun, who will lead all runners at the beginning of the race. Each participant will receive a goodie bag, T-shirt and medal. Register in advance online or onsite the day of the race starting at 6:30 a.m. Visit tinyurl.com/zx42a92.

Skye Canyon grand opening: The northwest master-planned community is set to hold its grand opening from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 19 at 10111 W. Skye Canyon Park Drive. The public is invited for a free pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m., and a farmers market is planned by Connors Farmers Market with local vendors including C&D Honey Company, Van Dyke Farms and Winder Farms. Pressed juices from Grass Roots Juice Bar are also set to be offered throughout the event at the Skye Fitness Juice Bar, along with smoothies from the Skye Center Bistro. A variety of kid-friendly activities are also scheduled. Visit skyecanyon.com.

Best Buddies walk: Best Buddies Nevada plans its 2016 Friendship Walk and Celebration of Friendship for March 19 at Bishop Gorman High School, 5959 S. Hualapai Way. Festivities are set to begin at 8:45 a.m. with a 1-mile walk around the campus, followed by a post-event celebration with live music, face painting, a petting zoo, balloon artists and raffles. This year’s event will be emceed by local high school student, chairperson and Miss Nevada High School America, Kenzie Sullivan. The event is free to the public, however, participants are encouraged to form teams and raise at least $50 per person. All proceeds benefit Best Buddies programs in Las Vegas. Visit bestbuddiesnevada.org.

Bunny Trail: The event is planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 20 in the children’s park at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd. The second annual Bunny Trail is done in partnership with 98.5 KLUC-FM. The family-friendly event will feature an Easter egg scramble in the children’s play park, face painting, a bounce house, climbing wall, live music, petting zoo, pictures with a live Easter bunny and more. Registration by age group starts at 9 a.m. for ages 2 to 12. Easter egg scramble begins at 10:30 a.m. Visit tivolivillagelv.com.

Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club: The club plans to meet from noon to 4 p.m. March 20 at the Las Vegas Buddhist Sangha Center, 4110 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. A chili cook-off is planned. Learn about Hawaiian culture. Visit lasvegashcc.org/las-vegas-hawaiian-civic-club.html. To RSVP for the cook-off, email contactus@lasvegashcc.org.

Youth Leadership Summit: The free event is planned from 1 to 3 p.m. March 22 in Council Chambers at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and interested youth leaders are invited to learn more about the city. City Manager Betsy Fretwell will join Mayor Pro Tem Steve Ross and special guests to share information about the city and answer questions. Space is limited. To reserve a spot, email CLKramar@LasVegasNevada.gov or call 702-229-6154.

Nevada Watercolor Society: The group’s annual Signature Art Show is planned through April 3 at the Reflection Bay Golf Club, 75 Montelago Blvd. Hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays, when hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit nvws.org.

Theatre Chaotica: The acting improv and character development workshops are planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays at Theatre in the Valley, 10 Pacific Ave. Upcoming dates include March 13, 20 and 27. The cost is $5. Call 702-642-1047 or visit tinyurl.com/theatrechaotica or theatreinthevalley.org.

The Scintas: Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. March 25 and 26; April 8, 9, 15 and 16; and May 6, 7, 13 and 14 at the Plaza, 1 Main St. Tickets start at $29. A dinner and a show package is offered for $99 and includes a three-course prix fixe dinner at Oscar’s steakhouse in addition to a VIP show ticket. Visit plazahotelcasino.com or call 702-386-2507.

“Mug Shots #3” by Diane Bush: This third installation of Mug Shots is planned during regular gallery hours through March 31 at the Left of Center Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road. Mug Shots is part of a yearlong series of mini installations created and curated by multimedia artist and ex-educator Diane Bush, who is set to provide the public with humorous and collectible artist-designed mugs, framed artwork and ceramic commemorative plates. Admission is free. Visit leftofcenterart.org.

PLAN AHEAD

Medicare information: A representative from the Nevada State Health Insurance Assistance Program is scheduled to discuss Medicare issues and programs from 2 to 3 p.m. March 24 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.

Baby Bottles and Budgeting Blues: A free lecture on budgeting for parents is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. March 24 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.

The Saints of Las Vegas: The local rock band is slated to perform a free show at 10 p.m. March 24 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.

Dion: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Dion is set to perform at 8 p.m. March 25 and 26 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $49.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.

Machine Gun Kelly’s: The local band is slated to play free shows at 9 p.m. March 25 and 26 and April 29 and 30 in Brendan’s Irish Pub inside The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Visit orleanscasino.com.

Rockie Brown & The Fellas: Expect R&B, pop and Top 40 when the neo-sound band puts on a free show at 10 p.m. March 25 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.

David Perrico: David Perrico & His Pop Springs Orchestra are set to put on free shows at 11 p.m. March 26 and April 9 and 23 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.

Jay Cutler Desert Classic: The Las Vegas City Athletic Club 2016 Jay Cutler Desert Classic, a men’s and women’s body-building, physique and fitness competition, is scheduled for March 26, with pre-judging set at 10:30 a.m. and the finals at 6:30 p.m. in the Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets for pre-judging start at $35.50. Tickets for the finals are $48 for reserved seating and $52 for VIP seating. A meet-and-greet ticket that includes a question-and-answer session with Jay Cutler is $100. An after-party is scheduled at Ghostbar. Visit lasvegasnpc.com.

Easter breakfast: An Easter breakfast is scheduled to be served from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. March 27 at the central campus of Grace Presbyterian Church, 1515 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit gracepclv.org.

Retired New York City Police officers meeting: The 35-year-old group plans to meet at 7 p.m. March 31 at O’Aces Bar & Grill, 4955 S. Decatur Blvd. It meets the last Thursday of the month. Email trimboli.peter@yahoo.com.

Garage Boys: Expect cover hits from the ‘60s to today when the popular touring band puts on a free show at 10 p.m. March 31 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.

Dana Carvey: The comedian known for his movies and “Saturday Night Live” run is scheduled to perform at 9 p.m. April 1 and 2 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $54.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.

Surrealist art: Jacqueline Eihausen is scheduled to lead a workshop on painting a surrealist landscape from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. April 2 and 9 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The two-session fee is $26. Visit artslasvegas.org.

Parrothead club meeting: The Phin City Parrothead Club plans its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. April 6 at Tommy Rocker’s, 4275 Dean Martin Drive. Non-members are welcome, and parrot-phenalia is set to be raffled off to raise money for a charity of the month, Adopt A Rescue Pet.

Finnegan’s Wake: The band is slated to play a free show at 9 p.m. April 8 and 9 in Brendan’s Irish Pub in The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Visit orleanscasino.com.

Don Rickles: The comedian is set to perform at 8 p.m. April 9 and 10 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $69.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.

Auditions: Actors and dancers with cheer experience are invited to try out for the musical “Bring it On” set to be directed by Troy Heard for August performances at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. Vocal auditions are set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 9 and noon to 5 p.m. April 10 at Super Summer Theatre Studios, 4340 S. Valley View Blvd., No. 208. Dance and cheer auditions are slated for 7 to 10 p.m. April 11. Not all characters need to be proficient in cheer or gymnastics, but ability is a plus. Visit supersummertheatre.org.

Fashion Show & Luncheon: The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show & Luncheon is set to feature like-new clothing and accessory shopping opportunities starting at 10 a.m. April 9 in the Mardi Gras Ballroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Lunch is set for noon, and the fashion show is slated to start at 1 p.m. Tickets are $40. Call 702-870-4430.

Best in Show: The annual Animal Foundation shelter pet dog show is scheduled for 1 p.m. April 10 in the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana. Admission starts at $12. Visit orleanscasino.com.

Pirate Fest: Pirates are set to take over from noon to 7 p.m. April 8 and 9 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 10 at Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave. Activities slated include a Zappos-sponsored Cardboard Regatta, costumed performers, musicians and vendors. One-day admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children seniors and military members. Prices are $30 and $20 for three-day admission. Visit piratefestlv.com.

Rockabilly Weekend: Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend, a festival featuring music, a classic car show, burlesque, dancing, tiki pool parties, a pin-up contest, bowling, more than 120 vendors and more, is scheduled April 14-17 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Four-day passes are $125 before March 31 and $150 if any remain after. Car show-only tickets are $30. Visit vivalasvegas.net.

Star Trek — The Ultimate Voyage: A live symphony orchestra, under the direction of Justin Freer, backed up by projected film and television footage is set to bring 50 years of “Star Trek” music to the stage for the first time at 7 p.m. April 4 at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets are $50. Visit orleansarena.com or call 702-284-7777.

Pure Aloha Festival: All are invited to explore Hawaiian food, culture and music during the 15th annual festival scheduled from 5 p.m. to midnight April 14 and 15 and noon to midnight April 16 and noon to 10 p.m. April 17 at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children 5 to 10, military members and seniors 55 or older. The festival is set to host all-ages concerts at 7 p.m. April 15 and 16. Daily concert admission is $34 in advance or $42 at the door. Visit vizzun.com or call 702-664-6468.

Auditions: Actors and dancers are invited to audition for roles in “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” at 2 p.m. April 17 and 7 p.m. April 18 at Super Summer Theatre Studios, 4340 S. Valley View Blvd., No. 208. The show is slated to be directed by Joe Hynes as part of this year’s Super Summer Theatre at Spring Mountain State Ranch. To reserve an audition time, email table8prod@gmail.com. Visit supersummertheatre.org.

Summer theater sessions: Registration is underway for Rainbow Company Youth Theatre’s summer classes to be offered May 11 through June 25 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Costs range from $42 to $60. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6553.

Louis Prima Jr. & The Witnesses: The band plans to bring new swingin’ sounds to town with a concert scheduled at 10 p.m. April 16 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $27.52. Visit palms.com.

Devil Pups: An information meeting for parents and teens 14 to 17 interested in joining the Southern Nevada Devil Pups is scheduled at noon April 23 in the auditorium, Room 404, at Durango High School, 7100 W. Dewey Drive. The youth leadership program prepares teens mentally and physically for a camp to be hosted by Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base in California. Visit devilpups.com or call Marie Tomao at 702-285-4142.

“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 22, 23, 29 and 30 and at 2 p.m. April 24, 30 and May 1 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Visit artslasvegas.org.

Bowie tribute: Drummer Woody Woodmansey and music producer Tony Visconti lead Holy Holy, an international tribute band, slated to perform David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold The World” in its entirety at 8 p.m. April 23 in The Pearl inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $30. Visit palms.com.

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.

“Tuna Does Vegas”: Two actors are set to play multiple characters in the comedy “Tuna Does Vegas,” set to run May 6-22 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Visit lvlt.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.

Youth Theatre Academy: Summer youth theater is set to return to the Las Vegas Little Theatre, with three weeks of classes June 13-July 1. A comedy workshop is scheduled June 13-17. Drama is June 20-24, and a musical theater session is scheduled June 27-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.

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.

Jackson Browne: The singer/songwriter plans to bring his summer tour to town with a concert set for 8 p.m. Aug. 20 at The Pearl inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $66. 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.

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. Friday nights and live music Saturday nights. Visit bonniesprings.org.

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 Blvd., 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 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.

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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