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Southwest-area Community Events Calendar for Jan. 21-27, 2016

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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 during regular hours at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-6030.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Request for Proposal 101 Workshop: Workforce Connections is planning the workshop from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at 6330 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 150 in the Rosalie Boulware Conference Room. It is free and is designed to teach organizations how to respond to upcoming RFPs for funding, including what evaluators look for in a RFP, how to avoid common mistakes, understanding of qualifications and the funding procurement process, as well as how to identify key success factors in developing successful RFP responses. Organizations interested in learning more about the RFP process can register at nvworkforceconnections.com.

“Middletown”: The play by Will Eno, to be directed by Ela Rose, is set to be performed at 8 p.m. Jan. 21-23 and 28-30 and at 2 p.m. Jan. 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. Volunteer ushers see the show for free. Visit lvlt.org.

“Tribes”: A play by Nina Raine, directed by T. J. Larsen and Jacob Moore, is scheduled for 8 p.m. Jan. 21-23 and 2 p.m. 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. Volunteer ushers see the show for free. Visit lvlt.org.

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.

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.

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.

Singles Travel Club: The Las Vegas Singles Travel and Social Club, a group of mature singles interested in local, national and international travel, plan to meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd. This month’s speaker is slated to discuss visiting Argentina. A small fee is charged to cover refreshments and the cost of the meeting room. Guests are always welcome. Call 702-873-8309.

“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.

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.

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

“The Passion of Love by Zinovy”: The show, featuring music with vibrant visual art blended by composer and painter Zinovy Shersher, is scheduled to be on display from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Jan. 21 through March 1, at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. An opening reception is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-4010.

West Side Photo Club: The free club plans to meet from 7 to 9 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at Summerlin Hospital, 657 N. Town Center Drive. It is looking for active, experienced photographers willing to share their knowledge and passion for digital photography. The varied meeting agenda promotes the technical, artistic and social aspects of photography. Email westsidephotoclub@yahoo.com to request a meeting agenda.

“Big Fish”: The Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts plans to present performances of “Big Fish” Jan 22-31 at Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School, 2015 S. Hualapai Way. The musical, directed by Erik Ball, will be presented in Faith’s state-of-the-art theater at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $6 to $20. Visit faithconservatory.com.

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.

Free ski lessons: Complimentary coaching from certified ski and snowboard instructors is planned at the Lee Canyon Ski & Snowboard Resort, 6725 Lee Canyon Road, to any visitor at any time. Guests 13 or younger may participate in the free coaching program only when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Visit leecanyonlv.com.

Morris Day and The Time: The performance is scheduled at 8 p.m. Jan. 23. at Sam’s Town Live! at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Tickets start at $25. Visit any Boyd Gaming box office, call 702-284-7777 or visit samstownlv.com.

Star Wars Day: The event is planned from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place. Special Star Wars and space-related programming and special guests are planned. For the full schedule, visit discoverykidslv.org.

Riverdance — The 20th Anniversary World Tour: The event is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26-31 and 2 p.m. Jan. 30 and 31 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $29 to $129. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

“Ignominious Refuse”: The exhibition featuring the work of Brent Holmes is scheduled to be on display from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays Jan. 26 through March 11 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. An artist’s reception is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.

Fine art paint parties: City Lights Art Gallery, 3 E. Army St., plans to host the events from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 23 for up to 10 participants. Artists are set to lead the events. The cost is $35 per person and includes all art materials and refreshments. The parties, meant to raise funds for scholarships benefiting local art students, are set to be held monthly every second and fourth Saturday. Call 702-260-0300 or email citylightscoop@centurylink.net to RSVP. Visit citylightsartgallery.com.

50 Years of Civil Liberties in the Silver State: The history panel hosted by The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Inspire Theatre, 107 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The panel is set to be moderated by UNLV associate professor Dr. Michael Green and include Renee Diamond and Caryll Dziedziak of UNLV, Sen. David Parks of District 7, and Dennis McBride, director of the Nevada State Museum. Visit inspirelasvegas.com or call 702-750-0017.

The Composer’s Showcase of Las Vegas: The event is scheduled at 10:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $20 to $25. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

(Monkey): The exhibition is scheduled by appointment through Feb. 20 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. The annual invitational fine art exhibit focuses on Chinese heritage. Because the coming 2016 Chinese New Year is the Year of the Monkey, artists are asked to make pieces that include the monkey and signifiers, images, or visual concepts that honor and celebrate Chinese tradition. A meet-the-artists reception is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

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: “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.

Go Red Total Makeover: The event is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 6 at Macy’s in Downtown Summerlin, 2075 Festival Plaza Drive, in conjunction with the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign. Interactive makeover stations will be located throughout the store. A Go Red Total Makeover winner is being sought to highlight at the event and will receive a $500 Macy’s gift card. Entries must be submitted by Jan. 24 at tinyurl.com/jc6wvxy. For criteria, visit goredforwomen.org.

Digging in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt: A free presentation on the topic is planned at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Nevada State College auditorium, 1021 E. Paradise Hills Drive. It is open to the public. Dr. Paul Buck is set to be digging several 3,000-year-old royal burial tombs in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt, during the 2016 spring semester as part of the Pacific Lutheran University Valley of the Kings Project. Email paul.buck@nsc.edu.

“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. 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.

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.

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.

Homebuyer’s Education Seminar: The Nevada Partners seminar is planned from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 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.

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.

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: 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.

 

PLAN AHEAD

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

Retired New York City Police officers meeting: The 35-year-old group plans to meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at O’Aces Bar & Grill, 4955 S. Decatur Blvd. It meets the last Thursday of the month. Email trimboli.peter@yahoo.com.

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.

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. 30 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is free. Visit palms.com.

Utah Shakespeare Company Tour: The Utah Shakespeare Company plans to bring its 75-minute education outreach production of “Hamlet” to town at 2 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The program is free, but tickets are required. Get them at artslasvegas.org.

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.

Kwak Ballet Academy: A presentation by the local ballet company under the guidance of Kydong Kwak and Yoomie Lee is scheduled at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383. For more on the company, visit kwakballet.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.

Brass Roots Quintet: Walt Boenig is set to lead the group of experienced musicians as they perform at 2 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Admission is free. Visit artslasvegas.org or cal 702-229-6383.

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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