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Southwest-area Community Events Calendar for Jan. 7-13, 2016

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. “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, Jan. 8-24, 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.

2. Pirate Day: Pirate Fest folk plan to roam in full costume, and guests are invited to dress in their own pirate garb and enjoy pirate-inspired arts and crafts from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Activities are included with paid admission. Visit springspreserve.org.

3. Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival: The 15th annual festival is scheduled for Jan. 9-24, with most films set to screen at the Adelson Educational Campus, 9700 Hillpointe Road. The opening night screening is “Son of Saul,” scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at Brenden Theatres at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Other films are: “The Frisco Kid,” 1 p.m. Jan. 10 at Adelson Campus; “Carvalho’s Journey,” 3:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at Adelson Campus; “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.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Teen Jam Session:Teens are invited to sing, rap or play instruments in an informal jam session from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3820.

“Faded Glory”: Art by Rafael Blanco is set to be on display through Jan. 9 inside the gallery at the Charleston Heights Art Center, 800 S. Brush St. The photographs, paintings and sculpture in the show are a statement on America’s multicultural heritage and its dedication to the red, white and blue of the flag. An artist’s talk and reception is slated from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7. Visit artslasvegas.org.

BRAZENconversations: Brazen Architecture plans to host its next BRAZENconversations series installment “Surviving on the Street: Why Does Las Vegas Have More than 11,000 Homeless Kids?”at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at 1800 S. Industrial Road, Suite 102. Arash Ghafoori, executive director for the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, plans to lead the group discussion, along with representatives from The Center, Clark County and others. To RSVP, contact be-bold@brazenarchitecture.com or visit tinyurl.com/jzftffm.

Las Vegas Wind Quintet: Clarinetist Dave Hawley is set to be joined by Julie Ivy on flute, Doug Beasley on horn, Molly Murphy on oboe and Dorothy Rumsey on bassoon in a free concert scheduled for 2 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Visit artslasvegas.org.

Travel Show: The 13th annual Travel Show is set to bring in travel representatives from all over the world with exhibits, specials and vacation seminars from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 9 at The Orleans, 4300 W. Tropicana Ave. Entry is free. Visit facebook.com/LVPrestigeTravel.

Communitywide Sew-A-Thon: A kit-making day is planned for the Sew-A-Thon at 10 a.m. Jan. 9 at Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 8425 Windmill Lane. Bring rotary cutters, boards, scissors, and 1-gallon Ziploc bags. The communitywide Sew-A-Thon, 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.

“One Night With the King”: Elvis tribute artists Brandon Bennett, Bill Cherry and Kavan are set to take the stage with a live band and dancers at 8 p.m. Jan. 9 and 10 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $19.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.

Acting Out: Super Summer Theatre Studios is set to offer a six-week Youth Musical Theatre Ensemble class for students 11 to 15 from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Jan. 9-Feb. 13, at 4340 S. Valley View Blvd., Suite 204. The courses, led by Rhonda Carlson and Kevan Patiquin, are set to culminate with a performance. Auditions are by appointment. Email rhonda.carlson28@yahoo.com to schedule. The session fee is $240. Visit supersummertheatre.org/acting-out.

Lego Club: Kids 6 to 11 are invited to play with Legos from 4 to 5 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3820.

Rocket Science: Children 6 to 11 are invited to learn about rockets from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Space is limited, and tickets will be handed out starting at 4 p.m. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-6030.

Spring Mountain docent classes: The Spring Mountain Ranch State Park Docent Organization is seeking volunteers. New classes are set to begin Jan. 9. Call Carlo Luzzi at 702-355-9341 or email carlo6180@yahoo.com.

“Hot, Dry and Inked”: An exhibit of Las Vegas tattoo art and objects is scheduled to be on display through Jan. 10 in the gallery in the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org.

Hiring Fair: SpeedVegas — a new motorsports complex set to open in March on 100 acres south of Las Vegas just east of Interstate 15 at the Sloan exit — plans a job fair from 3 to 8 p.m. Jan. 12 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 13 at Gaudin Porsche of Las Vegas, 6800 Redwood St. Positions include concierge, reservations agent, driving coach and paramedic. Register at tinyurl.com/lvjobfair.

“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.

Class registration: Registration is open for six-week class sessions set to run Jan. 20 through Feb. 27 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Classes for all ages in visual arts, dance and music are planned. Visit artslasvegas.org/classes/chac.htm.

Rainbow Company: Registration is open for drama classes for ages 12 to 17 set to begin Jan. 13 and classes for ages 4 to 12 set to begin Jan. 16 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Advanced classes for ages 12 to 17 are set to begin Jan. 19. Course fees for the seven-week sessions are $49 for one-hour classes for children 4 to 9, and $70 for two-hour classes for youths 10 to 17. Visit artslasvegas.org/classes/rcyt.htm or call 702-229-6553.

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.

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.

WORTH A DRIVE

Art exhibit: Pen and ink drawings by Joshua Weinberg are slated to be on display through January at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Weinberg’s art features characters from movies, comic books, video games and other pop-culture works. The drawings depict the characters as the opposite sex. An artist reception is planned at 6 p.m. Jan. 7 and is set to include refreshments. Visit mypubliclibrary.com.

Las Vegas Stories: The monthly series is set to present “Growing Up in Jerry Tarkanian’s Las Vegas, 1973-92” at 7 p.m. Jan. 7 in the Clark County Library’s Jewel Box Theater, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. This coming spring marks the 25th anniversary of the Rebels’ last trip to the Final Four and the team’s epic loss to Duke. Writer Greg Blake Miller is set to present the free program. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Las Vegas Vintage Motorcycle Auction: The 25th annual event is set to feature more than 700 motorcycles up for auction starting at 8 a.m. Jan. 7-9 at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Models are scheduled to range from 1898 to 2015. Tickets are $25 per day or $60 for a three-day pass. Visit southpointarena.com.

Homebuyer’s Education Seminars: The Nevada Partners seminars are planned from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 7, 11, 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.

In Its Entirety Concert Series: Next up is The Beatles: Hello/Goodbye! —”Meet The Beatles” and “Let it Be,” planned for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Tickets start at $15 for general admission for the all-ages show. Visit any Station Casinos Reward Center and the Fiestas, call 702-547-5300 or visit stationcasinos.com.

Songs from West Africa: The concert is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Families are invited to see Sean Gaskell play the Kora, an ancient, 21-stringed harp from West Africa. He is set to feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the Kora’s musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions. Call 702-507-6100.

Celebration of a King’s Life feat. Johnny Fortuno, The Stamps Quartet & friends of Elvis: The concert is set at 8 p.m. Jan. 8 and 9 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $15 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.

BMX Nationals: Hundreds of amateur BMX bicyclists from around the U.S. are set to take part in the 2016 Silver Dollar Nationals starting at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 8, 6:30 a.m. Jan. 9 and 7 a.m. Jan. 10 at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Participants will be competing for the championship title and a chance to take part in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. The event is free. Visit southpointarena.com or usabmx.com.

Big-band concerts: Two groups are set to perform this month at the Sun City MacDonald Ranch Community Center, 2020 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway. The schedule is: the Michael Evans Big Band from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 9; and Merv Harding’s Talk of the Town Orchestra from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 12. Tickets are $15 and include a 20 percent discount at the Desert Willow Restaurant at the same address. The performances typically take place at the Ron DeCar’s Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd. South, but the facility is being remodeled. Call 702-270-7000.

Las Vegas Philharmonic: “Cabrera Conducts Rachmaninoff” is set for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 and 2 p.m. Jan. 10 in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $26. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Orchid Society meeting: The Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society plans to present Ron Parsons, speaking about orchids of Indonesia, at 2 p.m. Jan. 10 in the meeting room at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. A social hour is planned for 1 p.m., and the society’s annual white elephant sale, orchid sale, show-and-tell and refreshments are planned to follow the talk. The event is free and open to the public. Call 702-845-4872.

Sunset Garden Club: A demonstration on Japanese flower arranging is planned at the group’s meeting at noon Jan. 12 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. Muriel Scrivner, president of the Nevada chapter of Ikenobo Ikebana, will give the demonstration. The meeting is free and open to the public. Visit sunsetgardenclubofnv.org.

Mob Month 2016: A presentation on “The Lufthansa Heist — The REAL Story” is planned for 7 p.m. Jan. 12 in the Main Theater of the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, as part of Mob Month. Co-author Daniel Simone will reveal how Henry Hill planned the heist from beginning to end, what evidence (or lack of evidence) that the FBI had on him and other mob figures involved, and where did all the money go. Hill’s widow, Lisa Caserta, and brother Joe Hill are set to attend the free event. Call 702-507-3400 or visit lvccld.org.

“The Cat in the Hat”: The family-friendly performance is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $14.95 to $22.95. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Bluegrass Band Night: The event is set for 7 p.m. Jan 13 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $15. Visit scscai.com or call 702-240-1301.

Legislative luncheon: The Nevada’s Women’s Chamber is planning its 14th annual luncheon featuring Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 15 at Cili’s Restaurant & Bar at Bali Hai Golf Club, 5160 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The purpose of the luncheon and others like it is to be aware of legislation in Carson City and Washington, D.C. Tickets are $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers and $80 for VIP and must be purchased in advance by Jan. 8 at womensbchamberofnevada.org.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Project 150 anniversary: Nonprofit Project 150, which offers support and services to homeless high school students in Clark County, plans to mark its fourth anniversary with a celebration and fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 28 at Public School 702 in Downtown Summerlin, 1850 Festival Plaza Drive. Food and drinks, a silent auction and live entertainment are planned. Tickets are $150. Visit project150.auction-bid.org to purchase tickets by Jan. 11 and to participate in the ongoing silent auction.

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

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.

“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.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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 a.m. 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.

“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.

 

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.

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.

“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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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

“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.

“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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