February 28, 2016 - 8:02 pm
THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. Fishing Derby: Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow is set to host a Ward 5 fishing derby from 8 a.m. to noon March 5 at Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave. The event is for everyone from beginners to experienced anglers. Students and their mentors can enjoy a bucket breakfast, supplied bait and a sack lunch while supplies last. A raffle drawing is planned as are prizes for the kid to catch the first fish of the day, the largest fish and the smallest fish. Families can bring fishing poles or the Nevada Department of Wildlife is expected to have 250 poles to lend to those with photo identification. Admission is free and no fishing license is required. Visit tinyurl.com/fishderbylv.
2. Brave the Shave:Get your head shaved or watch others go under the clippers to benefit children with cancer during a St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser scheduled March 5 at McMullan’s Irish Pub, 4650 W. Tropicana Ave. McMullan’s is consistently among the top five fundraisers for the national organization. Visit stbaldricks.org.
3. “In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play”: Sarah Ruhl’s play delves into the emotions a wife goes through as her scientist husband treats “hysterical women” with a new intimate technology. Performances directed by Gillen Brey are scheduled at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, March 4-20, at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for seniors and students. Visit lvlt.org.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Bank branch re-opening: Nevada State Bank is re-opening its Mountain’s Edge branch at 9305 S. Cimarron Road at 9 a.m. March 1. The community is invited to stop by the branch from March 1 through March 4 for complimentary refreshments and gifts. A grand re-opening celebration is planned March 16, with Mix 94.1-FM on site for a live broadcast with giveaways for listeners.
Jeremy James: The acoustic artist plans to perform his one-man show featuring a 700-song set list spanning 50 years of favorites from 7 to 10 p.m. March 3 in Social at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.
Green Jello-O Recipe Contest: The contest, in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 3 at Christ Lutheran Church, 111 N. Torrey Pines Drive. Call Maureen at 702-361-9844.
Paper Tigers: The local rock group is slated to play a free show at 10 p.m. March 3 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.
West Coast Conference Championships: College men’s and women’s basketball tournaments are scheduled March 3-8, and Western Athletic Conference tournaments are scheduled March 9-12 in the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Visit orleansarena.com.
Nevada Women’s Film Festival: Robin Greenspun is set to be honored as Nevada Women Filmmaker of the Year at this year’s Nevada Women’s Film Festival, set to kick off March 4 in the Big Springs Theater at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., with a reception and screening of her documentary “Semicolon: The Adventures of Ostomy Girl.” The three-day festival is also slated to include screenings of films from all over the world made by women or with stories featuring strong female characters. Also planned are panel discussions ranging from costuming for films to a behind-the-scenes look at Brett Levner’s feature film about underage sex trafficking, “The Track.” Student and youth filmmakers are also set to be featured. Tickets start at $20 for one day. All-access passes start at $35. Visit nwffest.com.
Joe Satriani: The singer/songwriter is set to perform at 8 p.m. March 4 at The Pearl inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $43. Visit palms.com.
Stoney Curtis Band: Expect rock and blues when the band plays a free show at 10 p.m. March 4 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.
Paint with a Ranger: During this ranger-guided program, participants will go for a walk, find a quiet spot and paint a memory on paper, planned from 1 to 3 p.m. March 5 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159. Park staff will offer basic painting instruction and provide watercolor supplies, or visitors may bring their own if they have them. This event has a limited number of participants and is recommended for children 7 or older. To RSVP, call 702-875-4141. Group sign-ups will be limited to three people. Wear closed-toed shoes, sunscreen and hat, and bring water. Entry to the park is $7 per vehicle for those with Nevada ID.
Yoga on the Meadow: Stretch with the Red Rock Canyon escarpment as your background during Yoga on the Meadow sessions scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. March 5, 12, 19, 22 and 26, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Park admission is $7 per car for Nevada residents. Visit parks.nv.gov/parks/spring-mountain-ranch-state-park.
Nutrition tours: Students and staff with the UNLV Nutrition Center are set to provide guided tours at local grocery stories to explore the nutrition and cost benefits of fresh, frozen, canned and dried fruits and vegetables. The free, 45-minute tours are scheduled at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m March 6, 19, 20 and April 3 at the 4001 S. Decatur Blvd. Smith’s and at 10 a.m. March 5 and 19 and April 2 at the Durango Shopping Center, 7405 S. Durango Drive. To reserve a spot, call 702-895-4875 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Killian’s Angels: The local Celtic band is set to play free shows at 9 p.m. March 5, 17, 18 and 19 and April 1, 2, 22, 23 in Brendan’s Irish Pub inside The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Visit orleanscasino.com.
The Marshall Tucker Band: The Southern rockers are slated to play at 8 p.m. March 4 and 5 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $29.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.
Nitro: The band is set to perform a free show at 9 p.m. March 5 in the Bourbon Street Cabaret Lounge in The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Visit orleanscasino.com.
Brent Muscat & Friends: Hard rock guitarist Brent Muscat, a founding member of the band Faster Pussycat, is set to perform a free show at 10 p.m. March 5 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.
The NiteKings: The band is slated to perform free shows at 4 p.m. Wednesdays in March in the Bourbon Street Cabaret Lounge in The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Visit orleanscasino.com.
New Moon Hike in the Ash Grove: A ranger is set to lead a hike at 4:30 p.m. March 6 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. The 2-mile hike over uneven terrain is recommended for adults and children 7 or older. Park admission is $7 for Nevada residents. Visit parks.nv.gov/parks/spring-mountain-ranch-state-park.
Emoji fun: Teens are invited to make emoticon art in magnet and button form at 4 p.m. March 7 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., and at 3:30 p.m. March 10 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.
Daffodil Days Craft and Gift Fair: The event is set from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 6 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Expect handmade items from crafters, artisans and sales consultants. Admission is free. Visit craftfairshows.com.
Nathan Adelson Hospice Luncheon: Nathan Adelson Hospice plans its 12th annual Multicultural Luncheon starting with an expo at 10:30 a.m. and followed by lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Keynote speaker Dr. BJ Miller is set to speak on the Zen Hospital Project and encouraging families to talk about what they want out of the end of life. Tickets are $75. Visit nah.org or call Stephanie Forbes at 702-938-3910.
Beta Sigma Phi City Council: The nonprofit group’s monthly meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. March 8 at the Las Vegas Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. Call 702-645-6666.
Art demonstration: Ed Hoag plans a Nevada Watercolor Society demonstration titled “Travel Sketching in Africa” at 7 p.m. March 9 in the Spanish Oaks Clubhouse, 2201 Spanish Oaks Drive. Admission is free. Visit nvws.org.
Eastern Christian Formation Institute: Our Lady of Wisdom Byzantine Catholic Church, 2120 Lindell Road, plans to offer the class Scripture Reaching in Depth — The Catholic Epistles at 7 p.m. March 8, 15 and 22. Soup suppers are planned for 5 p.m. in the church hall to precede the classes. The free courses will count toward Catechist Certification. Call 702-873-5101.
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 $40 for the 5K and 30 for the 1-mile in advance. Register at cirquedusoleil.com/5krun.
Gardening Series: A series on designing gardens with hands-on experience in a teaching garden is scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturdays through March 12 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The cost is $37.50 for individual classes. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.
Sinatra’s Centennial: The Las Vegas News Bureau plans to celebrate Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday with photographs in an exhibit set to run through March 20 during regular hours at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-6030.
Fomato Fun: The Midnight Fomato Society plans to present “Bad Head,” a comedy directed by John Tomasello featuring science fiction, fantasy, burlesque and foam tomatoes that the audience is welcome to lob at one another and actors during the show. The show is set to run at 10 p.m. Fridays through March 25, at the Sci Fi Center, 5077 Arville St. Tickets are $10. Fomatoes will be sold at the show (cash only). Visit facebook.com/thescificentervegas.
“Where I Lived”: A Nevada Housing Division exhibit made up of drawings created by Clark County students is set to be on display through March 29 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3820.
“Becoming Animal: Standing Witness for the Sentient Wild”: The exhibit of photography by Sharon K. Shafer is set to be on display through March 31 at the Nevada State Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit museums.nevadaculture.org.
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: The area’s best student artwork and writing is set to be on display through April 3 in the Big Springs Gallery at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Gallery admission is included with paid admission. Visit springspreserve.org.
“Force of Nature” Exhibit: The free exhibit featuring works by Elizabeth Blau, Rossitiza Todorova and Orlando Montenegro Cruz on nature and movement relating to travel through space and the human effect on the environment is planned from 12:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday through April 20 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Call 702-229-6383.
“Infrared”: Sean Russell’s infrared photographs of lake homes, docks and shorelines in Big Lake, Minn., are set to be on display through April 24 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3940.
Arctic Voices: Learn about the wildlife and people who live in the Arctic at a Canadian Museum of Nature and Science North exhibit set to be on display through May 18 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org.
Kiss by Monster Mini Golf: The Kiss-themed miniature golf attraction closed its Harmon Avenue and Paradise Road location Feb. 6 and is slated to move to the Rio this spring. The new 13,000-square-foot attraction is set to feature 18 holes of miniature golf with video, animatronics and memorabilia. Visit monsterminigolf.com.
WORTH A DRIVE
Docent association volunteers: Spring Mountain Ranch State Park Docent Association is looking for volunteers. The next training schedule starts on April 16. Contact Carlo Luzzi at email@example.com. or call 702-355-9341.
U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West: The group is set to perform free at 7 p.m. March 3 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. The band offers a variety of music, including standard concert band/wind ensemble, orchestral, military marches, jazz, pop, Broadway standards and patriotic songs. Free tickets are set to be available in advance from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays at the center, and limited tickets may be available at the event. Tickets also can be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Henderson Convention Center, Attn: Air Force Tickets MSC 311, 200 S. Water St., Henderson, NV 89015. The limit is six tickets per person, family or group. Visit cityofhenderson.com/henderson-happenings/events.
Know Nevada Insects: Attendees can learn how to identify insects and ways of reducing garden pests in the least-toxic ways March 3 at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Demonstration and Test Gardens, 8050 Paradise Road. The first workshop is planned from 8 a.m. to noon for adults only, and the second is slated from 1 to 5 p.m. for children 10 or older and adults. Participants will roam the gardens, collect insects, then bring them into the classroom to learn more about them. The limit is 20 people per session, and participation is free. Registration is required by calling 702-257-5555.
Las Vegas Stories — Changing the Game: The free event is planned for 7 p.m. March 3 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Part of the free Las Vegas Stories series, the topic will be Women at Work in Las Vegas, with Joanne L. Goodwin discussing the stories of women who lived and worked in Las Vegas in the last half of the 20th century. Call 702-507-3459 or visit lvccld.org.
Evening of Hope: The event, benefiting the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada, is planned for 6:30 p.m. March 4 at the World Market Center, 475 S. Grand Central Parkway. The epicurean-style experience and cocktail reception fundraiser is set to include selections from Las Vegas restaurants, children’s art and silent and live auctions. Tickets range from $75 to $150. Visit candlelightersnv.org or call 702-737-1919.
USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament: The event is scheduled for March 4-6 at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 E. Russell Road. March 4, gates are set to open at 3 p.m. and the last match to begin at 9 p.m. March 5, gates are to open at 10 a.m. and the last match to begin at 7:30 p.m. March 6, gates are to open at 9 a.m. and the last match to begin at 4:05 p.m. Adult tickets range from $30 to $1,111, depending on location and number of days attending. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
Vocal Jazz Solo Nights: The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts is slated to host the CSN Jazz Singers at 7:30 p.m. March 4 and 5 inside the Department of Fine Arts Recital Hall, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call 702-651-5483.
Nevada Watercolor Society: The group’s annual Signature Art Show is planned March 6 to April 3 at the Reflection Bay Golf Club, 75 Montelago Blvd. Hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays, when hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. A reception for the juried show is slated from 2 to 4 p.m. March 6, and refreshments and a cash bar will be available. Visit nvws.org.
Bark in the Park: The 13th annual event is slated from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 5 at Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Parkway. Canine demonstrations and contests are planned, as are informational and vendor booths. Dogs also are set to be available for adoption. All pets must be leashed, and handlers must be at least age 10. They also are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs. The event is free. Visit tinyurl.com/hendersonbarkinthepark.
Summer Camp Expo: The Meadows School plans to host its 13th annual Summer Camp Expo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 5 at the school’s Richard-Beckley Gymnasium, 8601 Scholar Lane. Attendees will be able to examine more than 40 local and national summer camps. Families can visit informational booths and speak with representatives from camp programs featuring concentrations including fine arts, science, technology and outdoor adventure. The expo is free and open to the public. Visit themeadowsschool.org.
Dodgeball Tournament: After-School All-Stars Las Vegas plans the fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 5 at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Dozens of teams that include local companies and individuals are set to compete. Spectator VIP tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door, and spectator general admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Children 12 or younger are admitted free. Proceeds support After-School All-Stars’ free after-school academic and enrichment programs. Visit asaslv.org.
Veterans Village Charity Run: The event is scheduled at 9 a.m. March 5 at the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road. The run is part of the Win The Storm Conference. Funds raised will benefit Veterans Village Las Vegas. Raffle tickets are available for purchase at winthestorm.com or by calling 330-577-8676.
Southern Nevada Devil Pups: A parent and pup informational meeting is scheduled from noon to 1:30 March 5 at Metropolitan Police Department Headquarters, 400 S. Martin L. King Blvd. The leadership program is set to start its 12-week preliminary training program to select the community’s top 14- to 17-year-old applicants to attend this year’s Devil Pups 10-day encampment at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. Visit devilpups.com or call Marie Tomao at 702-285-4142.
Grand Tasting Affair: The third annual American Craft Whiskey Revival Grand Tasting Affair is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. March 5 at the Golden Nugget, 129 Fremont St. Participants can sample artisan whiskies, American craft spirits, moonshines, and barrel-aged beers from a variety of America’s distilleries. Live entertainment and Southern cuisine, mixology and educational classes led by distillery owners and brand ambassadors are planned. Guests must be 21 or older. Tickets are $45 in advance and $49 at the door. Visit tinyurl.com/gnwhis16 or call 866-946-5336.
Orchid Society: The Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society plans to present Guillermo Salazar, speaking about African Orchids, at 2 p.m. March 6 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. A social hour is set for 1 p.m. A sale of orchids, show-and-tell and refreshments also are planned. Meetings are free and open to the public. Call 702-845-4872.
Tzedakah Jazz Brunch: The Jewish Family Service Agency of Las Vegas plans to host the annual Tzedakah Jazz Brunch at 11 a.m. March 6 at Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane. The event will raise awareness about the needs of local Holocaust survivors and the agency’s Holocaust Survivor Program, as well as honor Doug Unger, Raymonde Fiol and Esther Finder, who have made a difference in survivors’ lives. Brunch tickets include free mimosas and bloody marys, provided by Southern Wine and Spirits; catering by Madeline Morris (dietary laws observed); entertainment by the Las Vegas Academy Jazz Ensemble; and anthems led by Cantor Jessica Hutchings. For tickets, visit jfsalv.org/events or contact Renea Parr at 702-732-0304 or Rparr@jfsalv.org.
Nevada Watercolor Society: The group’s annual Signature Art Show is planned March 6 to April 3 at the Reflection Bay Golf Club, 75 Montelago Blvd. Hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays, when hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. A reception for the juried show is slated from 2 to 4 p.m. March 6, and refreshments and a cash bar will be available. Visit nvws.org.
Las Vegas Camerata Orchestra: The orchestra, conducted by Oscar Carrescia, with guest artists Luis Grinhaus, on violin, and Berta Rosenohl, on piano, is scheduled at 2 p.m. March 6 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. The concert is set to feature works by Joseph Hadyn, Bragato, Piazolla and Corelli. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.
BE Engaged — Accelerating a New Nevada: The Business + Education (BE) Engaged Conference 2016 is planned from 7:30 to 11 a.m. March 7 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Following the event, a nonprofit trade show and VIP luncheon is scheduled. The cost is $10 for the program, including a continental breakfast. The VIP luncheon is limited to 200 guests. The cost is $50 for the luncheon and includes preferred seating for the program. Visit bit.ly/beengaged or call 702-749-2012.
Cardboard boat-building classes: Zappos is planning the free classes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 7 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 15 at the Zappos campus, 400 Stewart Ave. Attendees may arrive at any time during the day. Zappos can store the boat and bring it to the Zappos Cardboard Regatta event set for April 7-9 at Lorenzi Park, 3343 W. Washington Ave. Free supplies of duct tape, cardboard and glue will be offered during the classes while supplies last. Pirate Fest is also planned at Lorenzi Park April 8-10 and includes pirates, steampunk, Renaissance and fairy characters and live entertainment. Visit PirateFestLV.com. For more information, contact Jan Allin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-600-7686.
“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder”: The performance is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. March 8-13 and 2 p.m. March 12 and 13 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $29 to $139. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
Inspire. Challenge. Engage Dinner: The event, organized by Create A Change Now and The Reset Project, is scheduled at 5:45 p.m. March 10 at Booker Elementary School, 2277 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Some of Las Vegas’ top executive chefs are set to collaborate and create a specially designed prix fixe menu. Tickets begin at $40 and are available at tinyurl.com/iced16.
Empty Bowl Benefit and Auction: The 16th annual event is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 12 at Green Valley High School, 460 Arroyo Grande Blvd., to benefit Las Vegas Catholic Worker programs. A lunch of soup and bread will be served in handmade ceramic bowls. Each attendee will select their own bowl made by members and friends of the Nevada Clay Guild and keep it as a lasting reminder of world hunger. A live auction of bowls made by prominent artists is planned from noon to 1:30 p.m. A silent auction also is planned. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children and may be purchased at the door or at lvcw.org/emptybowl.htm.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival: The 50th Annual Southern Nevada Sons and Daughters of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival is scheculed from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. March 11, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 12 and noon to 9 p.m. March 13. Admission to the festival is free. Some activities may require purchased tickets, which will be available at the event. Along with a carnival, festival, live entertainment and car show, the parade is planned for 10 a.m. March 12 with more than 100 floats, entries and community participants. The event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Southern Nevada Sons and Daughters of Erin. Proceeds will benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2171.
Walk for Wishes: Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada is set to host the 1-mile walk and 5K fun run at 8 a.m. March 12 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Family entertainment, food and a post-event award ceremony are planned with all proceeds going to Make-A-Wish. Registration is set for 7 p.m. Visit snv.wish.org.
Trivia Challenge Night: The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation’s 14th annual Trivia Challenge Night, “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” is scheduled at 6 p.m. March 12 at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. The winner of the trivia challenge will receive a trophy and be crowned 2016’s Most Valuable Brain. Snacks, drinks and cocktails will be available. Tickets are $30 per person or $300 per table of 10. Doors open at 5 p.m. Visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075.
Paper collage: Teens are invited to create paper collages on canvas at 4 p.m. March 10 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3940.
In-A-Fect: The band is set to perform a free show at 9 p.m. March 10-12 in the Bourbon Street Cabaret Lounge in The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Visit orleanscasino.com.
Terrariums: Teens are invited to make plastic egg terrariums at 4 p.m. March 11 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-6030.
Machine Gun Kelly’s: The local band is slated to play free shows at 9 p.m. March 11, 12, 25 and 26 and April 29 and 30 in Brendan’s Irish Pub inside The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Visit orleanscasino.com.
“The Speed of Darkness”: David McKee is scheduled to direct performances of the play by Steve Tesich at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, March 11-27, in the Fischer Black Box at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for seniors or students. Ushers can see the show for free. Visit lvlt.org.
Fiddle & Guitar: Internationally recognized musicians Alex DePue, on fiddle, and Miguel DeHoyos, on guitar, are set to take traditional flamenco style and blend it with everything from rock favorites to original works during a concert scheduled at 7 p.m. March 12 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit artslasvegas.org.
Kid studio: Parents can have time away and maybe enjoy a play while children participate in a kid’s studio afternoon with fun, snacks and a drink from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. March 12 in the studio at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Participation is $10. Visit lvlt.org.
Electro cards: Teens can make LED electro cards at 3:30 p.m. March 12 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3820.
David Perrico: David Perrico & His Pop Springs Orchestra are set to put on free shows at 11 p.m. March 12 and 26 and April 9 and 23 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.
“Spring Love:” Music fans are invited to celebrate the Iranian festival of spring, Nowruz, through the musical “Spring Love” featuring poet, singer, songwriter and storyteller Ziba Shirazi at 7:30 p.m. March 19 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3940.
Creedence Clearwater Revisited: A band featuring the bass and drums from Creedence Clearwater Revival is set to play at 8 p.m. March 19 and 20 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $59.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.
Rockie Brown & The Fellas: Expect R&B, pop and Top 40 when the neo-sould band puts on a free show at 10 p.m. March 25 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.
Jay Cutler Desert Classic: The Las Vegas City Athletic Club 2016 Jay Cutler Desert Classic, a men’s and women’s body-building, physique and fitness competition, is scheduled for March 26, with pre-judging set at 10:30 a.m. and the finals at 6:30 p.m. in the Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets for pre-judging start at $35.50. Tickets for the finals are $48 for reserved seating and $52 for VIP seating. A meet-and-greet ticket that includes a question-and-answer session with Jay Cutler is $100. An after-party is scheduled at Ghostbar. Visit lasvegasnpc.com.
The Hall Savar Band: With a lead singer billed as a live human juke box, the band is scheduled to perform an all-request free show at 10 p.m. March 10 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.
The Saints of Las Vegas: The local rock band is slated to perform a free show at 10 p.m. March 24 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.
Dion: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Dion is set to perform at 8 p.m. March 25 and 26 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $49.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.
Retired New York City Police officers meeting: The 35-year-old group plans to meet at 7 p.m. March 31 at O’Aces Bar & Grill, 4955 S. Decatur Blvd. It meets the last Thursday of the month. Email email@example.com.
Garage Boys: Expect cover hits from the ’60s to today when the popular touring band puts on a free show at 10 p.m. March 31 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Visit palms.com.
Dana Carvey: The comedian known for his movies and “Saturday Night Live” run is scheduled to perform at 9 p.m. April 1 and 2 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $54.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.
Surrealist art: Jacqueline Eihausen is scheduled to lead a workshop on painting a surrealist landscape from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. April 2 and 9 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The two-session fee is $26. Visit artslasvegas.org.
Don Rickles: The comedian is set to perform at 8 p.m. April 9 and 10 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $69.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.
Finnegan’s Wake: The band is slated to play a free show at 9 p.m. April 8 and 9 in Brendan’s Irish Pub in The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Visit orleanscasino.com.
Best in Show: The annual Animal Foundation shelter pet dog show is scheduled for 1 p.m. April 10 in the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana. Admission starts at $12. Visit orleanscasino.com.
Rockabilly Weekend: Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend, a festival featuring music, a classic car show, burlesque, dancing, tiki pool parties, a pin-up contest, bowling, more than 120 vendors and more, is scheduled April 14-17 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Four-day passes are $125 before March 31 and $150 if any remain after. Car show-only tickets are $30. Visit vivalasvegas.net.
Star Trek — The Ultimate Voyage: A live symphony orchestra backed up by projected film and television footage is set to bring 50 years of “Star Trek” music to the stage for the first time at 7 p.m. April 4 at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets are on sale now for $50. Visit orleansarena.com or call 702-284-7777.
Louis Prima Jr. & The Witnesses: The band plans to bring new swingin’ sounds to town with a concert scheduled at 10 p.m. April 16 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $27.52. Visit palms.com.
Belinda Carlisle: The former Go-Go’s lead singer is slated to perform at 8 pm. April 30 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $39.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.
Tuna Time: Two actors are set to play multiple characters in the comedy “Tuna Does Vegas,” set to run May 6-22 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Visit lvlt.org.
Youth Theatre Academy: Summer youth theater is set to return to the Las Vegas Little Theatre, with three weeks of classes June 13-July 1. A comedy workshop is scheduled June 13-17. Drama is June 20-24, and a musical theater session is scheduled June 27-July 1. Children ages 6 to 12 can write, direct and act in shows, and actors ages 13 to 18 can apply as interns to help with activities. The fee to participate is $175 a week with a $50 discount for siblings. Sessions run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and until 4 p.m. Fridays. For an additional $25, extended drop-off and pick-up are available. Full and partial scholarships may be offered. Visit lvlt.org or call 702-362-7996.
Il Divo: The classical crossover group is set to perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at The Pearl inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $74 and are on sale now. Visit palms.com.
Friday Night Live: Live bands are slated to play from 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays in the Veil Pavilion at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Admission is $5. An after party with DJ R.O.B. is scheduled from 10 p.m. to midnight. Visit silvertoncasino.com.
Karaoke Night: The restaurant at Bonnie Springs Ranch, 16395 Bonnie Springs Road, offers karaoke from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday nights and live music Saturday nights. Visit bonniesprings.org.
Bluegrass jam sessions: The events are planned at 11:30 p.m. Saturdays on the patio at McMullan’s Irish Pub, 4650 W. Tropicana Ave., Suite 110. Call 702-247-7000.
Birds of the Air Food Pantry: The pantry, operating out of Epic Church, 8755 W. Warm Springs Road, is set to provide free groceries to those in need from 10 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of the month. ZIP codes served are 89113, 89118, 89139, 89141, 89148, 89178, and 89179. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Home 4 Spot: Pet adoption events are scheduled from 11 am. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Petco, 10000 W. Sahara Blvd., from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. the third Saturday of most months at Woof Gang Pet Bakery, 7080 N. Durango Drive, Suite 140, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of most months at The Wagging Tail Pet Store, 10170 W. Tropicana Ave., Suite 157. Visit ahome4spot.com.
Buddhism 101: The free event is planned at 10 a.m. Saturdays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the SGI-Las Vegas Buddhist Center, 2725 W. Charleston Blvd. Participants can learn about Nichiren Buddhism, karma, the Lotus Sutra and how to chant to transform their lives and become happy. Visit sgi-usa-lasvegas.org or call 702-258-6489.
Pau Hana Social: The Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club conducts a monthly social gathering at the Aloha Kitchen & Bar, 2605 S. Decatur Blvd., No. 110. Potential new members are invited to attend. Visit lasvegashcc.org.
Film Screenings and Live Performances: The Sci Fi Center, 5077 Arville St., offers events most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A Typical Saturday Night, an evening of burlesque and comedy, is scheduled at 10 p.m. every third Saturday. Live shadowcast performances of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” are scheduled at 10 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. For a full schedule of upcoming showings, visit thescificenter.com.
Toddler Fun: Staff from Family to Family Connection plan to demonstrate activities for toddlers and parents at 11:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3820.
Fish Feeding: Watch staff members feed the fish in the faux stream at 4 p.m. Fridays at Bass Pro Shops, 8200 Dean Martin Drive. Visit basspro.com.
Las Vegas Crafters Guild: The group meets monthly at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday at Michaels, 7195 Arroyo Crossing Parkway. Visit lasvegascraftersguild.com or call 702-260-0932.
Live Music: Music is offered from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays featuring Marty Mancuso and from noon to 3 p.m. Sundays featuring Mark and Dom at Elements Fine Casual Dining & Cocktails, 4950 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 100. Call 702-750-2991 or visit elementscasualdining.com.
Square Dancing Classes: The Stardusters Square & Round Dancers are set to meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays for $5 at the Meadows Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 2900 S. Valley View Blvd. Call 702-348-4906.
Ethnic Express International Folk Dancing: The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., has scheduled dancing for participants 8 or older from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesdays. The cost is $4 per person. Learn international dance styles, including Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Greek, Israeli, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian and Turkish folk dances. Call 702-732-4871 or visit ethnicexpresslasvegas.org.
Scottish Country Dancing: The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., is set to host dancing for participants 13 or older from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Fridays. The cost is $5 per person. Call 702-229-6383 or visit artslasvegas.org.
Free Zumba Classes: Licensed instructor Jean Smith teaches dance fitness to Latin rhythms, appropriate for all ages and fitness levels, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Call 702-507-6030 or visit lvccld.org. This class is also offered at 6 p.m. Fridays at Body Focus Fitness, 7380 S. Eastern Ave. Call 702-228-4967.
Open Mic: Events are planned from 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Call 702-365-7111 or visit orleanscasino.com.
Live Local Bands: Bands play at 9 p.m. Saturdays at Money Plays, 4755 W. Flamingo Road, and an open mic night is scheduled at 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Visit moneyplayslv.com.
Karaoke: Music is scheduled from 8 p.m. to midnight Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Jack’s Irish Pub at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit palacestation.sclv.com.
John Windsor: The singer is scheduled to perform from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturdays and 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays at McMullan’s Irish Pub, 4650 W. Tropicana Ave. He also is scheduled at 8:45 p.m. Mondays at Ri Ra Irish Pub in Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit john-windsor.com.
Jerry Tiffe: The musician is scheduled to perform from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd. Visit arizonacharliesdecatur.com.
The Peter Love Trio: The group is scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays at Jack’s Irish Pub at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit palacestation.sclv.com