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Southwest-area Community Events Calendar for Feb. 25-March 2, 2016

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. Color Run: The fifth annual event, dubbed the “Happiest 5K on the Planet,” is set for 8 a.m. Feb. 27 in downtown Las Vegas, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Three Square food bank. Runners, walkers or sprinters of all ages and athletic abilities will be bathed in an array of colors and island scents as they cruise through a scene of palm trees, vibrant arches and festive music. Upon finishing, Color Runners can celebrate at the Rainbow Beach during the Finish Festival with a color throw celebration, music, dancing and photo opportunities. A new participation kit offers island-inspired items including a lei, snapback hat and sunglasses, along with the T-shirt, headband, temporary tattoos and medal in the classic participant kit. Classic, classic plus or deluxe entries start at $39.99 with options for little color runners. Visit thecolorrun.com/las-vegas.

2. “Force of Nature” Exhibit: 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.

3. Variety Salutes Hollywood: Variety The Children’s Charity is slated to host a red carpet Oscar party starting with pre-Oscar coverage at 4 p.m. Feb. 28 on the big screen at Brenden Theaters at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Co-hosted by ABC news anchor Dayna Roselli and 98.5 KLUC-FM’s Chet Buchanan, guests can walk the red carpet with local celebrities and watch the award show at the benefit event. Tickets are $25 and include $25 in theater concessions. VIP tickets are $250 and include an hors d’oeuvre menu created by Alizé at the Top of The Palms. Visit varietysn.org.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Retired New York City Police officers meeting: The 35-year-old group plans to meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at O’Aces Bar & Grill, 4955 S. Decatur Blvd. It meets the last Thursday of the month. Email trimboli.peter@yahoo.com.

Real Mario Maker: Kids are invited to make physical Mario worlds out of paper with templates and glue from 4 to 5 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-6030.

Metal in the Pearl: Megadeth is set to be joined by Suicidal Tendencies, Children of Bodom and Havok at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $49.54. Visit palms.com.

Michael Grimm: The artist and past winner of “America’s Got Talent” is set to perform at 9 p.m. Feb. 26 and 27 in Brendan’s Irish Pub in The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Admission is free. Visit orleanscasino.com.

Cyanide: The Las Vegas-based heavy metal band is set to perform a free show at 10 p.m. Feb. 26 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.

JAMZ Nationals: The youth cheer and dance All-Star division championships are set for Feb. 26-29 in the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $16.50. Visit orleansarena.com.

Global Hope Gala: The Global Charity Foundation’s Midnight in the Oasis gala is set to feature cocktails, dinner, live entertainment, and live and silent auctions to benefit health care and education programs for at-risk women and children in Las Vegas and India. Nevada State College President Bart Patterson is set to speak at the event set for 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Spanish Trail Country Club, 5050 Spanish Trail Lane. Tickets are $125. Visit gcfcares.org or call 785-608-7129.

Tomato Workshop: Learn the basics of growing tomatoes in the desert during a workshop scheduled from 8 to 10 a.m. Feb. 27 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The class is $10 for members or $15 for nonmembers. Visit springspreserve.org.

Polar Bear Party: Preschoolers can celebrate International Polar Bear Day with stories, songs and a craft from 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 27 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3820.

March Eclipses: Mary Swick, astrologer and feng shui consultant, plans a presentation on the March eclipses from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3940.

David Perrico & His Pop Strings Orchestra: Expect pop, jazz, rock and R&B with modern orchestrations by Perrico when the 15-piece ensemble performs a free set at 11 p.m. Feb. 27 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.

College Planning: A session on ways to save for college co-sponsored by the Heartland Institute of Financial Education is scheduled from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3940.

Brass Roots Quintet: Led by former Glen Miller Orchestra trombonist Walt Boenig, the quintet, which includes trumpeters Gary Cordell and Tom Wright, Doug Beasley on French horn and Dan Ulrich on tuba, is scheduled to perform a free concert at 2 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

Showbiz Kidz Showcase: Fortgang Music Productions plans the event at 1 p.m. Feb. 28 at Rendezvous Restaurant, 2605 S. Decatur Blvd. Food and live entertainment are planned. Call Steve or Delly Fortgang at 702-263-9594, email showbizkidz@centurylink.net or visit showbizkidz.net.

Sustainability Gulch Puppet Show: A wacky Wild West puppet adventure is scheduled at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekends through Feb. 28 in the Big Springs Theater at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The show is included with paid admission. For an extra $5, guests can meet, sing and dance with and take pictures with the puppets at a Puppet Party Hoedown scheduled for noon and 2 p.m. Visit springspreserve.org.

“History 101”: Auditions for History 101 are scheduled at 7 p.m. Feb. 29 and March 1 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Performances in the Fischer Black Box at Las Vegas Little Theatre are slated for April 22-May 8. Visit lvlt.org.

Parrothead Club meeting: The Phin City Parrothead Club is set to hold its next monthly meeting at 7 p.m. March 2 Tommy Rocker’s Mojave Beach Grill & Bar, 4275 Dean Martin Drive. Non-members are welcome. Live music is planned, and there is no cover. There will be “parrot-phenalia” raffled off to raise money for the charity of the month. Cash donations are welcome. Visit phincityphc.org.

Cirque Run: Cirque du Soleil is set to host its 15th annual Run Away with Cirque du Soleil community 5K run and 1-mile fun walk March 12 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Onsite registration is set to start at 7 a.m. Pre-race activities are slated to begin at 8 a.m. with the race starting at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $37 for the 5K and $27 for the 1-mile in advance or $3 more after March 1. Register at tinyurl.com/run2016.

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 1, 8, 15 and 22. Soup suppers are planned for 5 p.m. in the church hall to precede the classes. The free courses will count toward Catechist Certification. Call 702-873-5101.

Gardening Series: A series on designing gardens with hands-on experience in a teaching garden is scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturdays through March 12 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The cost is $37.50 for individual classes. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

Fishing Derby: Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow is set to host a Ward 5 fishing derby from 8 a.m. to noon March 5 at Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave. The event is for everyone from beginners to experienced anglers. Students and their mentors can enjoy a bucket breakfast, supplied bait and a sack lunch while supplies last. A raffle drawing is planned as are prizes for the kid to catch the first fish of the day, the largest fish and the smallest fish. Families can bring fishing poles or Nevada Department of Wildlife is expected to have 250 poles to lend to those with photo identification. Admission is free and no fishing license is required. Visit tinyurl.com/fishderbylv.

Brave the Shave: Get your head shaved or watch others go under the clippers to benefit children with cancer during a St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser scheduled March 5 at McMullan’s Irish Pub, 4650 W. Tropicana Ave. McMullan’s is consistently among the top five fundraisers for the national organization. Visit stbaldricks.org.

Nevada Women’s Film Festival: Robin Greenspun is set to be honored as Nevada Women Filmmaker of the Year at this year’s Nevada Women’s Film Festival, set to kick off March 4 in the Big Springs Theater at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., with a reception and screening of her documentary “Semicolon: The Adventures of Ostomy Girl.” The three-day festival is also slated to include screenings of films from all over the world made by women or with stories featuring strong female characters. Also planned are panel discussions ranging from costuming for films to a behind-the-scenes look at Brett Levner’s feature film about underage sex trafficking, “The Track.” Student and youth filmmakers are also set to be featured. Tickets start at $20 for one day. All-access passes start at $35. Visit nwffest.com.

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.

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.

“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” Exhibit: 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.

Kiss by Monster Mini Golf: The Kiss-themed miniature golf attraction closed its Harmon Avenue and Paradise Road location Feb. 6 and is slated to move to the Rio this spring. The new 13,000-square-foot attraction is set to feature 18 holes of miniature golf with video, animatronics and memorabilia. Visit monsterminigolf.com.

WORTH A DRIVE

Pahrump Hot Air Balloon Festival: The annual event is set for noon Feb. 26 and 8 a.m. Feb. 27 and 28 at Petrack Park, 150 state Route 160, in Pahrump, about 60 miles west of Las Vegas. The family-friendly festival is set to bring together more than 20 hot air balloon pilots from the western states, music, entertainment, food, arts and crafts, and more. Events are scheduled throughout the three days, including glow balloon events. Admission to the festival is free, and guests can purchase tethered balloon rides for $10 and a wristband for the carnival for $20. Visit visitpahrump.com/events.

Gown Town: Local nonprofit HELP of Southern Nevada and 98.5 KLUC are teaming up for the annual Gown Town event, which provides needy high school students with an affordable alternative to prom dress shopping by offering donated formal gowns for $20 each. It is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 27 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.

Color Run: The fifth annual event, dubbed the “Happiest 5K on the Planet,” is set for 8 a.m. Feb. 27 in downtown Las Vegas, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Three Square food bank. Runners, walkers or sprinters of all ages and athletic abilities will be bathed in an array of colors and island scents as they cruise through a scene of palm trees, vibrant arches and festive music. Upon finishing, Color Runners can celebrate at the Rainbow Beach during the Finish Festival with a color throw celebration, music, dancing and photo opportunities. A new participation kit offers island-inspired items including a lei, snapback hat and sunglasses, along with the T-shirt, headband, temporary tattoos and medal in the classic participant kit. Classic, classic plus or deluxe entries start at $39.99 with options for little color runners. Visit thecolorrun.com/las-vegas.

Disc golf: The 17th annual Gentlemen’s Club Challenge disc golf tournament is set from Feb. 25-28 at the Wild Horse Golf Club, 2100 W. Warm Springs Road. The event is expected to feature 450 to 550 competitors, including disc golf professionals from around the U.S. Registration prices range from $75 for the junior division to $175 for the pro division. Visit pdga.com/2016-gcc or contact Jeff Jacquart at email lvdgc@cox.net or 702-586-1657.

Black History: The city of Henderson plans to host Heart & Soul: A Celebration of Gospel and Black History from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St., in recognition of February as National Black History Month. The free event will feature gospel musical performances by local church and community groups, including urban contemporary, modern contemporary and Southern traditional. The festival also is set to offer expressive cultural dances and a variety of food and merchandise vendors. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2171.

“GEEK!”: The celebration of nerdy fan culture, written by Brooklyn playwright Crystal Skillman and directed by Troy Heard, is planned for 8 p.m. Feb. 25-27 at the Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave., No. 16B. General admission tickets are $20 and a limited amount of $10 student rush tickets are available 10 minutes before showtimes for students 18 or younger with valid student ID. Visit onyxtheatre.com or purchase tickets at the box office an hour before show time.

“To Kill a Mockingbird”: Performances by the Nevada Conservatory Theatre are planned at 8 p.m. Feb. 25-27 and 2 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Judy Bayley Theatre at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $27.50 and $33. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

“Breaking Bad” comes to the Mob Museum: A reception for the exhibition is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Mob Museum, 300 E. Stewart Ave.. The reception is free with regular admission. The museum has extended hours and is set to be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through Labor Day. Parking is free for locals after 5 p.m., and alcoholic beverages are half price from 5 to 9 p.m. at the bar. Admission is $13.95 for adult Nevada residents with ID, $11.95 for Nevada seniors 65 or older, military, law enforcement and teachers with ID, $10 for Nevada children and students 11 to 17 with ID and free for children 10 or younger. Visit themobmuseum.org or call 702-229-2734.

The Scintas: Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 and 27; March 11, 12, 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.

Duck, Duck, Pelican — Birds of the Las Vegas Wash: A guided hike with a Wetlands Park nature guide and a birding expert from the Red Rock Audubon Society is planned for 10 a.m. Feb. 27 at Wetlands Park, 7050 E. Wetlands Park Lane. Coffee and cocoa, birding tips and resources, and conservation conversations are planned. The program is for beginner or intermediate birders. Binoculars will be provided. Sign up at tinyurl.com/ll6kcuo.

Divas Day Out: The free event is set from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 27 at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, and will feature more than 175 businesses offering services and products related to women. Live entertainment is planned by Frank Marino and dancers from “Thunder From Down Under.” Visit southpointarena.com or divasdayoutlasvegas.com.

Nevada Naturalist program: The event is planned from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 27 at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Residents can stop by anytime to chat with Nevada naturalists, meet instructors, see educational project presentations, participate in activities, learn about volunteer opportunities, and tour the Outdoor Education Center. The Nevada Naturalist program focuses on giving a broad understanding of nature to participants interested in learning, volunteering, teaching and participating in conservation projects and issues. Contact Denise Parsons at 702-948-5906 or parsonsd@unce.unr.edu.

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 Feb. 28 and March 6, 13, 20 and 27. The cost is $5. Call 702-642-1047 or visit tinyurl.com/theatrechaotica or theatreinthevalley.org.

Mini Maker Faire: The event is planned from noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 S. Water St. Makers are to be presenting electronics creations, drones, robots, craft makers, jewelry makers, artists, performers and more. Tickets are $8 for adults, and discounts are available for children, students, teachers, military, seniors or veterans. Visit makerfairevegas.com.

Bake-off competition: Yiddish Las Vegas, Temple Sinai and the Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada are sponsoring the Beyond Bubbie Bakeoff competition at 3 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Temple Sinai Events Center, 9001 Hillpointe Road. Cooks will compete to win prizes including a spot on the menu at the Yiddish Las Vegas Music & Culture Festival in April. Enter a recipe in one of four categories at templesinailv.org/events/bakeoff.

Fremont Middle School Celebrates 60 Years: The exhibition “Fremont Middle School Celebrates 60 Years Through the Eyes of its Young Artists” is set to be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through March 26 at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, 1017 S. First St., No. 190. Visit nevadahumanities.org or call 702-800-4670.

The Ramos Brothers Circus: Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 5 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 2, 5 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays through March 2 in the parking lot of The Boulevard Mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children. As part of a food drive for The Salvation Army, visitors who donate five food items are set to receive a free adult ticket for the circus. Bring an additional three items and also receive a children’s ticket.

U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West:The group is set to perform free at 7 p.m. March 3 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. The band offers a variety of music, including standard concert band/wind ensemble, orchestral, military marches, jazz, pop, Broadway standards and patriotic songs. Free tickets are set to be available in advance from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 S. Water St., and the Pavilion box office, and limited tickets may be available at the event. Tickets also can be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Henderson Convention Center, Attn: Air Force Tickets MSC 311, 200 S. Water St., Henderson, NV 89015. The limit is six tickets per person, family or group. Visit cityofhenderson.com/henderson-happenings/events.

“Front Yard Zoo — Controlling Nature”: The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts is set to host the exhibit by Miami University Hamilton, Ohio, professor of art Roscoe Wilson from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays through March 19 at the Artspace Gallery, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Wilson’s artwork explores the relationship between nature, consumerism and waste. Call 702-651-4146.

Tzedakah Jazz Brunch: The Jewish Family Service Agency of Las Vegas plans to host the annual Tzedakah Jazz Brunch at 11 a.m. March 6 at Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane. The event will raise awareness about the needs of local Holocaust survivors and the agency’s Holocaust Survivor Program, as well as honor Doug Unger, Raymonde Fiol and Esther Finder, who have made a difference in survivors’ lives. Brunch tickets include free mimosas and bloody marys, provided by Southern Wine and Spirits; catering by Madeline Morris (dietary laws observed); entertainment by the Las Vegas Academy Jazz Ensemble; and anthems led by Cantor Jessica Hutchings. For tickets, visit jfsalv.org/events or contact Renea Parr at 702-732-0304 or Rparr@jfsalv.org.

Brandeis University National Committee meeting: The Las Vegas chapter plans to host its 19th annual Book and Author Luncheon at 10:30 a.m. March 6 at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle. Victoria Kilbury, Ph.D., plans to speak about her book, “Disenchanted: One Woman’s Journey for Independence from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” the real life story of Nabila, who grew up in a society where women have no rights. Bill Friedman is also set to speak about his new book, “30 Illegal Years to the Strip.” The cost is $70, with proceeds benefiting scholarships and research in neurodegenerative diseases at Brandeis University. Contact Evelyn Brunner at evelyn.brunner@cox.net or Ronnie Sander at fourredboys@aol.com.

PLAN AHEAD

Jeremy James: Acoustic artist Jeremy James plans to perform his one-man show featuring a 700-song set list spanning 50 years of favorites from 7 to 10 p.m. March 3 in Social at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.

Green Jello-O Recipe Contest: The contest, in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 3 at Christ Lutheran Church, 111 N. Torrey Pines Drive. Call Maureen at 702-361-9844.

West Coast Conference Championships: College men’s and women’s basketball tournaments are scheduled March 3-8, and Western Athletic Conference tournaments are scheduled March 9-12 in the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. For tickets, visit orleansarena.com.

Joe Satriani: The singer/songwriter is set to perform at 8 p.m. March 4 at The Pearl inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $43. Visit palms.com.

Stoney Curtis Band: Expect rock and blues when the band plays a free show at 10 p.m. March 4 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.

The Marshall Tucker Band: Southern rockers The Marshall Tucker Band are slated to play at 8 p.m. March 4 and 5 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $29.95. 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. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, March 4-20, at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for seniors and students. Visit lvlt.org.

New Moon Hike in the Ash Grove: A ranger is set to lead a hike at 4:30 p.m. March 6 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. The two-mile hike over uneven terrain is recommended for adults and children 7 or older. Park admission is $7 for Nevada residents. Visit parks.nv.gov/parks/spring-mountain-ranch-state-park.

Emoji fun: Teens are invited to make emoticon art in magnet and button form at 4 p.m. March 7 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., and at 3:30 p.m. March 10 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.

Daffodil Days Craft and Gift Fair: The event is set from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 6 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Expect handmade items from crafters, artisans and sales consultants. Admission is free. Visit craftfairshows.com.

Nathan Adelson Hospice Luncheon: Nathan Adelson Hospice plans its 12th annual Multicultural Luncheon starting with an expo at 10:30 a.m. and followed by lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Keynote speaker Dr. BJ Miller is set to speak on the Zen Hospital Project and encouraging families to talk about what they want out of the end of life. Tickets are $75. Visit nah.org or call Stephanie Forbes at 702-938-3910.

Beta Sigma Phi City Council: The nonprofit group’s monthly meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. March 8 at the Las Vegas Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. Call 702-645-6666.

Art demonstration: Ed Hoag plans a Nevada Watercolor Society demonstration titled “Travel Sketching in Africa” at 7 p.m. March 9 in the Spanish Oaks Clubhouse, 2201 Spanish Oaks Drive. Admission is free. Visit nvws.org.

Paper collage: Teens are invited to create paper collages on canvas at 4 p.m. March 10 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3940.

Terrariums: Teens are invited to make plastic egg terrariums at 4 p.m. March 11 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-6030.

“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, March 11-27, 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.

Fiddle & Guitar: Internationally recognized musicians Alex DePue, on fiddle, and Miguel DeHoyos, on guitar, are set to take traditional flamenco style and blend it with everything from rock favorites to original works during a concert scheduled at 7 p.m. March 12 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit artslasvegas.org.

Electro cards: Teens can make LED electro cards at 3:30 p.m. March 12 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3820.

Myron Heaton Chorale: The chorale’s spring concert, “Songs of America,” is set for 7 p.m. March 13 at The Lakes Lutheran Church, 8200 W. Sahara Ave., to benefit Lutheran Social Services of Southern Nevada. Under the direction of artistic director Myron Heaton, the group will present songs from American composers, famous choral concert pieces, spirituals and gospel songs. Tickets are $10 and are available at the church office during office hours (call 702-363-2515), from chorale members or at the door. For more information, visit myronheatonchorale.org or contact Ken at 702-277-9046.

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Star Trek — The Ultimate Voyage: A live symphony orchestra 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 on sale now for $50. Visit orleansarena.com or call 702-284-7777.

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.

Tuna Time: 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.

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.

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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