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Southwest-area Community Events Calendar for Jan. 14-20, 2016

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. “Middletown”: The play by Will Eno, to be directed by Ela Rose, is set to be performed at 8 p.m. Jan. 15 and 16, 21-23 and 28-30 and at 2 p.m. Jan. 17, 23, 24 and 31 on the main stage at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for seniors or students. Visit lvlt.org.

2. Shana Tucker in Concert: Singer, songwriter and cellist Shana Tucker is set to perform at 2 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit artslasvegas.org.

3. Stars and Stardust — Sidewalk Astronomy in the Neon Boneyard: The third annual event is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, in partnership with the Las Vegas Astronomical Society. The free educational event offers stargazing for families using the society’s professional telescope equipment. Children also can enjoy a self-paced solar system scavengerhunt and space-themed scratchboard art-making activity. Advance registration for a particular time is required: 6 to 7 p.m., 7 to 8 p.m. or 8 to 9 p.m. To register, visit neonmuseum.org/happenings. For more information, call 702-387-6366.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Continental Cup Curling: Six four-person teams from North America are set to compete against the world in a variety of curling events over four days Jan. 14-17 at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets range from $22 for single draw to $238 for all 11 draws. Visit orleanscasino.com.

Membership drive mixer for OV Nation: OV Nation, a new generation of Opportunity Village supporters, is set to host a membership drive mixer from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 14 at Born and Raised, 7260 S. Cimarron Road. Open to the public, the event is to feature food and drink specials and raffle prizes, as well as an opportunity to learn more about OV Nation, its mission, programs and membership benefits, and the chance to network with other like-minded emerging professionals. The location is to donate $10 to Opportunity Village for every person who attends. Visit opportunityvillage.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, Jan. 14 through April 20, at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. A meet-the-artists reception is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 14. Call 702-229-6383.

Burton Cummings: The lead singer with The Guess Who is set to perform at 9 p.m. Jan. 14, 16 and 17 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $39.95. Visit olreanscasino.com.

Gypsy Road: The five-piece cover band plans to play at 10 p.m. Jan. 14 and 28 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is free. Visit palms.com.

Norm Macdonald: The former “Saturday Night Live” cast member is set to perform at 9 p.m. Jan. 15 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $39.95. Visit olreanscasino.com.

Machine Gun Kelly’s: The band is set to perform at 9 p.m. Jan. 15 and 16 in Brendan’s Irish Pub in The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Admission is free. Visit orleanscasino.com.

Fun Friday: Kids ages 6 to 11 are invited to play Wii or Xbox games from 4 to 5 p.m Jan. 15 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3820.

Pete the Cat Party: Children are invited to share books, dance and create crafts in honor of Pete the Cat from 11 a.m. to noon Jan. 15 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-6030.

The History of Braille: The Las Vegas/Southern Nevada Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind plans a Braille literacy session for anyone who wants to learn more about the writing system from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 16 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3940.

Yu-Gi-Oh!: A tournament for kids and teens in grades 4 through 12 is scheduled from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Bring cards. No selling or playing for cards is allowed. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3020.

Styx: The band is set to perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 16 at The Pearl inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $43. Visit palms.com.

Cabin Fever: Park interpreter David Low plans to lead a dutch oven cooking demonstration from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 16 on the porch of the 1870s historic sandstone cabin at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159. Participation is free with park admission, which is $7 for Nevada residents or $65 for an annual pass. Visit parks.nv.gov.

David Perrico: Perrico and his Pop Strings Orchestra are set to play Top 40 club favorites with orchestration by a 15-piece ensemble of strings, horns and rhythm at 11 p.m. Jan. 16 and 30 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is free. Visit palms.com.

Auditions: Tryouts for “The Speed of Darkness” are scheduled at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 and 19 at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Volunteer roles are available for actors ages 18 to 50. Visit lvlt.org.

Trails, Trees and Trash: Visitors are invited to help out with a cleanup from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 18 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159. Participation is free with park admission, which is $7 for Nevada residents or $65 for an annual pass. Visit parks.nv.gov.

Board Game Fun: Children 6 to 11 are invited to play classic board games from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Space is limited and passes will be given out starting at 4 p.m. Visit lvccd.org or call 702-507-6030.

“Forecast 2016 — Finding a Way Back”: NAIOP Southern Nevada and the Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies in the Lee Business School at UNLV plan to present a program featuring panel discussions and a keynote presentation by Calvin Schnure, senior vice president of research and economic analysis for the National National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 21 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana. Registration is $60 before Jan. 15 or $80 by Jan. 18, the registration deadline. Visit naiopvn.org.

“Tribes”: A play by Nina Raine, directed by T. J. Larsen and Jacob Moore, is scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 24 in the Black Box at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors or students. Visit lvlt.org.

Spring Mountain docent classes: The Spring Mountain Ranch State Park Docent Organization is seeking volunteers. New classes are underway. Call Carlo Luzzi at 702-355-9341 or email carlo6180@yahoo.com.

WORTH A DRIVE

“Reservoir Dolls”: Performances of the play, written by Erika Soerensen and based on the film “Reservoir Dogs” by Quentin Tarantino, are scheduled at 8 p.m. Jan. 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 and at 2 p.m. Jan. 24 and 31 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $20. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.

Bridge: The performance by the electric cello duo, part of the Downtown Cultural Series, is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-3515.

Contemporary Arts Center Opening Reception for “Taste”: The event is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Contemporary Arts Center’s new location, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. South (entrance is on Hoover Avenue). The show features work by Wendy Kveck, Justin Favela, Chris Bauder, Mikayla Whitmore, Linda Alterwitz, Adam Morey, David Ryan, Daniel Habegger, Shawn Hummel, Sean Russell, Brent Sommerhauser, Alisha Kerlin, Mark Brandvik, Sierra Slentz and Elizabeth Blau. Visit lasvegascac.org.

History project meeting: The Southern Nevada Women’s History Project is set to hold a bimonthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 16 at the Las Vegas Country Club, 3000 Joe W. Brown Drive. The cost is $26 for lunch. The speaker is set to be Gina Geldbach-Hall, a former battalion chief with the Clark County Fire Department, who will discuss her book, “Firegal — Rising from the Ashes.”

Commodore club meeting: The Clark County Commodore Computer Club plans to meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Jan 16 at the Clark County School District Adult Education Campus, 2701 E. St. Louis Ave., Room 16. News, demos and a presentation on CES 2016 are planned. Email Al Jackson at jackonmeister@gmail.com or Forrest Nettles at flnettles@hotmail.com, or call 702-363-3331.

Community Safety Forum: The Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave., plans to host a free Community Safety Forum from 2 to 3 p.m. the third Sunday of each month through 2016. Each presentation includes free general admission to the museum following the presentation as well as livestreaming of the event. Topics announced so far are: Jan. 17, Distracted Driving and Accident Prevention, featuring officers from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Traffic Section discussing tips and tools for safe driving; Feb. 21, The Active Shooter, with officers from the MACTAC (Multiple-Assault Counter Terrorism Action Capability) unit talking about active shooter awareness, incident response and workplace violence; and March 20, The Ins and Outs of the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, including information about the progression of a criminal case from arrest to post-conviction procedures. Call 702-229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.

Mary Wilson: The singer from the legendary Motown trio The Supremes is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16 and 17 in the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $20. Visit any Boyd Gaming box office, suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.

Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival: The 15th annual festival is scheduled through Jan. 24, with most films set to screen at the Adelson Educational Campus, 9700 Hillpointe Road. The remaining schedule is: “Apples from the Desert,” 7 p.m. Jan. 16, Adelson Campus; “Semicolon,” 1 p.m. Jan. 17, Adelson Campus; “The Search for Israeli Cuisine,” 3:30 p.m. Jan. 17, Adelson Campus; “Dough,” 7 p.m. Jan. 21, Cinemark Theatres in the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South; “Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict,” 7 p.m. Jan. 23, Adelson Campus; “Rosenwald,” 1 p.m. Jan. 24, Adelson Campus; and “The Liberators,” 3:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Adelson Campus. All films will be accompanied by the filmmakers, or related experts in the subject matter, who will provide introductions and moderate post-screening discussions with the audience. Tickets are $10 at lvjff.org.

Robert Burns Night Dinner: The St. Andrew’s Society of Southern Nevada, a nonprofit cultural organization, plans the 32nd annual event at 5 p.m. Jan. 16 at Sunset Gardens, 3931 E. Sunset Road. The cost is $50 per plate, which includes salad, an entree, a vegetable, dessert and coffee or tea. The event is slated to feature bagpipe music and dancing. Checks must be payable to SASSN and can be mailed along with with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to PO Box 33244, Las Vegas, NV 89133-3244. Visit sassn.com.

Meet Your Customer Day: The event is planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Clark County Government Center rotunda, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Local minority-owned, woman-owned, small, physically challenged, veteran and disabled veteran business enterprises interested in supplying Clark County’s business needs will have a chance to network with various representatives of Clark County departments and purchasing analysts in partnership with several resource agencies. Call 702-455-3092.

Homebuyer’s Education Seminars: The Nevada Partners seminars are planned from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 20 and 27 in the meeting room at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Learn about the process from A to Z, including managing your money to achieve your financial goals; the importance of good credit; and sustaining homeownership once you’ve achieved it. Upon completion of this eight-hour seminar, the participant receives a Homebuyers Education Certificate, a requirement for most down payment assistance programs. Workshops are free and open to the public. To register, call 702-924-2100, ext. 230. Additional sessions are planned in February. For more information, call 702-507-3717 or visit lvccld.org.

Tree care: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans to present its annual Professional Tree Care Seminar and Workshop in English on Jan. 22 and in Spanish on Jan. 29, both from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Early registration will begin at 6 a.m. both days. This year’s emphasis is on urban tree care, including best practices for tree health. The cost is $25 with pre-registration or $30 at the door and includes the full-day seminar, handouts, coffee and beverages, CEUs and lunch. Register at 2016treecareseminarenglish.eventbrite.com. For more information, call ‘Chelle Reed at 702-257-5536 or email reedc@unce.unr.edu, or for the Spanish seminar, call Martha Barajas at 702-257-5522 or email barajasm@unce.unr.edu.

#TrytheTower: The partial tower practice climb for the Scale the Strat race is scheduled from 7 to 9 a.m. Jan. 23 at the Stratosphere, 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The practice climb will allow participants access to the stairwells at the very top of Stratosphere Tower, Level 101 to Level 112. The cost is $30, and the Stratosphere has offered for each climber to receive two coupons for free admission for the Stratosphere Tower for use at a later date. Sign up at action.lung.org/TrytheTower2016 or register onsite the day of the practice climb by the Top of World podium inside Stratosphere Tower on the second level, starting at 6:30 a.m. The American Lung Association’s Scale the Strat race is set for Feb. 28. Visit scalethestrat.com.

Black tie gala: The Fashion Artist Guild plans the inaugural gala from 7 to 11 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Revere Golf Club, 2600 Hampton Road. The guild is partnering with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the event to help with medical studies on wearable baby technology. The event is aimed at raising funds for the guild’s on-the-job training and partnering programs for emerging art and fashion students. Tickets are $55 for members, and nonmembers pay $75 for early-bird tickets and $125 at the event. VIP tables for six guests cost $700. RSVP by Jan. 15 by contacting Pamela Humphrey at 702-374-9410 or phumphrey@chicgeek-inc.com. Tickets are available at tinyurl.com/fashionartistguildgala.

Junior Master Gardener open houses: The Nevada Cooperative Extension plans to host an open house for its Junior Master Gardener program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Research Center and Demonstration Orchard’s Children’s Garden, 4600 Horse Road in North Las Vegas. A second open house is planned for the same time on Jan. 30 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. View projects and collect information on the upcoming sessions for children 7 to 12 that are set to begin in February. Junior Master Gardener Ambassadors will be on hand, and a make-and-take project, tours of the children’s demonstration gardens and refreshments are planned. Registration for the spring sessions will be available. Call Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523 or email johnsonk@unce.unr.edu.

Gardening in Small Places: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans the hands-on workshop on pruning from 8 a.m. to noon. Jan. 23. Taught by Dr. Angela O’Callaghan, the class is designed to show the what, when, where, why and how of pruning a landscape to keep plants healthy. Bring pruners (but do not buy them for class; that is a topic to be addressed), gloves and eye protection. Class space is limited and pre-registration is required. There is a $25 fee for each class that includes class materials. To register for the workshop held at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, contact Elaine Fagin at fagine@unce.unr.edu or call 702-257-5573. To register online, visit tinyurl.com/gp6nqne. Upcoming Gardening in Small Places workshop dates are Feb. 20, vegetables; March 19, composting; April 9, irrigation; May 7, problem solving; and June 11, organic gardening.

Junior Master Gardener: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans to offer the hands-on program for children 7 to 12 starting in February. The first classes of the eight-session program are set for 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 6 at the Research Center & Demonstration Orchard, 4600 Horse Drive, for residents in the north valley, and 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 13 at the Lifelong Learning Center’s Outdoor Education Center, 8050 Paradise Road, for residents in the south valley. Children will learn about plants, water, soil, vegetables and more. The program also helps foster leadership skills and community service, organizers said. The eight-session class fee is $52, and sessions are planned twice monthly. Register by contacting Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523 or emailing johnsonk@unce.unr.edu. Visit jmgkids.us.

Bluegrass Festival Craft Market: The city of Las Vegas is looking for artisan vendors to showcase and sell their work at the 2016 Bluegrass Festival’s Craft Market, set from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 9 at Durango Hills Park, 3545 N. Durango Drive. Applications are free and must be submitted by Feb. 29. All artists who create original Americana/folk art and crafts in any variety of media, including paints, sculpture, print work, photographs, fabric art, jewelry, ceramics, woodworking and home decor are encouraged to apply. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov/faces/home/office-of-cultural-affairs. For more information, call 702-229-3514 or visit artslasvegas.org.

PLAN AHEAD

Walk with a UMC Doc: Free Walk with a UMC Doc events are planned at 9:30 a.m. the third Thursday of the month at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The next topic is cervical cancer awareness, risk factors and prevention, set for Jan. 21. Visit umcsn.com.

Stop-Motion: Teens are invited to learn stop-motion animation using laptops and cameras in the Tech Art Studio from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3820.

Medicare Info: A representative from the Nevada State Health Insurance Assistance Program is set to discuss Medicare issues and let seniors know how to detect and report Medicare fraud and abuse from 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 21 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3940.

Ask A Lawyer: The series is set to address how to structure and manage business legal entities from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Registered participants can chat with a lawyer or business adviser for 15 minutes. To register, call 702-507-3964. Visit lvccld.org.

Brent Muscat: The founding member of the band Faster Pussycat and a member of L.A. Guns and Adler’s Appetite is set to perform with friends at 10 p.m. Jan. 21 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is free. Visit palms.com.

JAMZ Nationals: The youth cheer and dance championships are set to start at noon Jan. 22-24 and the 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.

Bashr Hijazi: The Arabic music ensemble plans to play classic and contemporary music in a free concert from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3940.

Date Night in the Kitchen: Divine Events is set to kick off couples’ cooking classes in the Divine Cafe at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Learn to prepare a four-course dinner featuring Spanish Tapas, French salads, Italian risottos and Portuguese desserts paired with wines from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 22. Admission is $178 per couple or $160.20 for Springs Preserve members. Reservations are required. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

Take Flight: Kids 6 to 11 are invited to learn about flight and airplanes and make and test paper airplanes from 4 to 5 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. The library plans to welcome preschoolers to learn about flight from 11 a.m. to noon Jan. 23. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3020.

USA Ballroom Dances: The USA Dance Las Vegas Chapter No. 4038 invites dancers 13 or older to dance from 7 to 10:30 p.m. with a group lesson set at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Admission is $10 for adults or $5 for students or members of the military. Visit usadancelasvegas.org or call 702-260-0772.

Michael Grimm: The artist is set to perform at 9 p.m. Jan. 22 and 23 in Brendan’s Irish Pub in The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Admission is free. Visit orleanscasino.com.

The Sound Collage: The foursome plans to blend sound and song using only their voices in a free concert scheduled for 4 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. The concert is set to celebrate the opening of the Windmill Library’s auditorium. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-6030.

Healthy Cooking Workshop: Learn about ingredient selection, flavor, balance and fortification with demonstrations of tastings of favorites such as French toast, candied nuts, parfaits, roasted vegetables, grains, stocks and cookies from 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 23 in the Divine Cafe at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is $39 or $35.10 for Springs Preserve members. Reservations are required. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

Misty Day: Expect Top 40, ’90s covers and originals at 10 p.m. Jan. 23 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is free. Visit palms.com.

The Robert Cray Band: The rhythm and blues group is set to perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 23 and 24 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $29.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.

Gardening Series: An eight-week series on designing gardens with hands-on experience in a teaching garden is scheduled to launch from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 23 through March 12, at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The series is $300 or $37.50 for individual classes. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

Crochet for Beginners: Marsha Lee, a 25-year veteran teacher and author of the guidebook “Crochet Secrets,” is set to teach a free beginning class for teens and adults from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 24 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3940.

“Rock of Ages”: The musical is slated to move from The Venetian into its new home at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo, starting Jan. 25. Visit rockofagesvegas.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 Jan. 26 through March 20 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-6030.

An Evening Honoring Clint Holmes: A musical celebration honoring Holmes to benefit the Nevada School of the Arts is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Ghostbar in the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Honorary guests are set to include George and Kathy Garlock and the event is slated to be hosted by news anchor Beth Fisher. Tickets are $150, which includes entertainment, hosted wine and specialty drinks and light bites. Visit nsamusic.org or call 702-384-2787.

Killian’s Angels: The band is set to perform at 9 p.m. Jan. 29 and 30 in Brendan’s Irish Pub in The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Admission is free. Visit orleanscasino.com.

 

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: The area’s best student artwork and writing is set to be on display Jan. 31 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.

Phin City Parrothead Club: The club is set to host its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 3 at Tommy Rocker’s, 4275 Dean Martin Drive. Expect live music and no cover charge. Raffle tickets and donations are set to go to the Children’s Heart Foundation.

Mardi Gras Celebration: The Mudbugs, a Cajun Zydeco band, plans to bring original songs and a mix of French, English and Cajun classics to town at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Dancing along is welcome, and expect a few contemporary pop hits Cajunified. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

Finnegan’s Wake: The band is set to perform at 9 p.m. Feb. 5 and 6 in Brendan’s Irish Pub in The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Admission is free. Visit orleanscasino.com.

“Where I Lived”: A Nevada Housing Division exhibit made up of drawings created by Clark County students is set to be on display Feb. 11 through March 29 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3820.

Machine Gun Kelly’s: The band is set to perform at 9 p.m. Feb. 12 and 13 in Brendan’s Irish Pub in The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Admission is free. Visit orleanscasino.com.

Jose Feliciano: Latin crossover musician Jose Felicano is set to perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Veil Pavilion at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Tickets start at $29. Meet-and-greet options are available. Guests 17 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Visit silvertoncasino.com.

McCoo and Davis: Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., former lead singers for The 5th Dimension, are set to perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 13 and 14 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $29.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.

Love Affair: The 14th annual concert is set to feature Midnight Star, The Emotions, Heatwave, Debra and Ronnie Laws, Jody Watley, Malo, GQ, The Jets, Evelyn “Champagne” King, and Color Me Badd at 7:30 p.m. Feb 13 in the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $30. Visit orleansarena.com.

“Infrared”: Sean Russell’s infrared photographs of lake homes, docks and shorelines in Big Lake, Minn., are set to be on display Feb. 18 through April 24 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3940.

Killian’s Angels: The band is set to perform at 9 p.m. Feb. 19 and 20 in Brendan’s Irish Pub in The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Admission is free. Visit orleanscasino.com.

Stellar Gospel Music Awards: An award show recognizing the accomplishments of gospel music icons is scheduled at 6 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $50. Visit orleansarena.com or call 702-284-7777.

Communitywide Sew-A-Thon: The event, to benefit Dress A Girl Around the World, is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 20 at Peccole Ranch Clubhouse, 9501 Red Hills Road. Call 702-275-4458.

Michael Grimm: The artist 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.

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.

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.

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

“Odyssey’s Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure”: Find out what it’s like to be a shipwreck explorer, the captain of a sinking ship or a pirate on the run in the visiting interactive exhibit scheduled to be on display through Jan. 31 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org.

“Egypt — Photographs of Everyday Life”:The Armand Thomas exhibit is set to be on display through Feb. 9 in the gallery of the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.

“Through My Lens”: Artist David R. Murphy’s color and black and white photos featuring scenes from his travels and his family’s ranch in southwestern Colorado are set to be on display through Feb. 16 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3940.

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.

“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.

Las Vegas 13 Club: Named for the 10-13 call for an officer who needs assistance, the 13 Club meets the last Thursday of most months (except November, when they meet the third Thursday) at 7 p.m. at O’Aces Sports Bar, 4955 S. Decatur Blvd. The club is made up primarily of retired New York Police Department officers and other law enforcement officers. No meeting is planned for December. Visit lvten13.com or contact club president Peter Trimboli at 702-349-5313 or trimbil.peter@yahoo.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 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.

Free Fly Fishing Workshops: Workshops led by Bill Teresco are set to be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. for beginners and from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. for advanced students Thursdays at Bass Pro Shops, 8200 Dean Martin Drive. Visit basspro.com or call 702-730-5200.

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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