Southwest-area Community Events Calendar Sept. 3-9, 2015

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. LV Craft Shows: Shows are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 5, Oct. 17, Nov. 28 and Dec. 13 in the Veil Pavilion at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Admission is free. Visit silvertoncasino.com.

2. Little Books and Little Cooks:A University of Nevada Cooperative Extension preschool nutrition class for children 3 to 5 and their parents is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursdays Sept. 3 to Oct. 15 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Participation is limited to 10 families. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3940.

3. “Art”:The play by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sundays and 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays Sept. 4-20 in the Fischer Black Box at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Visit lvlt.org or call 702-362-7996.

4. Labor Day BBQ and Concert: Siana King and her band are set to perform while the chefs at the Divine Cafe prepare brisket sliders, oysters, mini hot dogs, sweet corn, baked beans, pasta salad, desserts and more from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 in the amphitheater at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Tickets are $17 for adults and $10 for children if purchased in advance or $22 and $13 at the door. Visit springspreserve.org.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Block Party: Kids 11 or younger are invited to play with Lego and Duplo bricks from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at 6 p.m. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-6041.

Theater Classes: Super Summer Theatre is expanding with plans to offer fall theater classes in its studio space at 4340 Valley View St., Suite 204. Upcoming offerings include classes in auditioning, performing and stage combat. Sessions for adults and youths 11 to 15 are slated to start in September. Visit supersummertheatre.org.

Sin City Opera: The 2015-16 season kicks-off with “Opera in the Movies,” a free concert presented by the city of Las Vegas, at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 Brush St. The concert is set to feature operatic hits along with the movie clips that made them famous.

Air Supply: Soft rock legends Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock are set to perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 4-6 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $39.95. Visit orleanscasino.com or call 702-284-7777.

STEAM Club: The science, technology, engineering, art and math club invites children 6 to 11 to explore science stations from 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Children 5 or younger are invited to explore science at the library in the Little STEAM Club from 11 a.m. to noon Sept. 5, and families are welcome at the Family STEAM Club event from 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 6. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3820.

Butterfly Habitat: With weather cooling, the butterflies are expected to be back, and the Butterfly Habitat at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., is slated to open from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. daily starting Sept. 5. Admission to the habitat is $2 for members and $3 for nonmembers. Visit springspreserve.org.

Russell Peters: The musician is set to perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 6 at The Pearl inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $49. Visit palms.com.

Blick Art Demonstrations:Blick Art Materials plans to host a Better with Blick spotlight with staff artists giving demonstrations all day Sept. 4 and a live skateboard deck painting show and fundraiser featuring Push Forward Skateboarding all day Sept. 5 at its new retail store at 6300 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit dickblick.com/stores/promotions/newlasvegas.

Bass Pro Shops throwback event: Bass Pro Shops, 8200 Dean Martin Drive, plans to host a throwback event to bid goodbye to summer from noont o 5 p.m. Sept. 5 and 6. Hometown Festival family activities planned include free games, crafts, prizes, face painting, food samples and more. Visit basspro.com or call 702-730-5200.

Franky Perez: The local performer is set to present a a mix of rock classics and originals at 10:30 p.m. Sept. 6 in the lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is free. Visit palms.com.

Nevada Watercolor Society: The society’s monthly meeting is planned for 7 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Spanish Oaks Clubhouse at 2201 Spanish Oaks Drive. Special guests are set to be Ellen O’Reilly and Denise Duarte. The meeting is free to the public. Visit nvws.org, call Amy Smiecinski at 702-354-5159 or email nvwsprajs@gmail.com.

Super Summer Theatre:The final show of the season, “Lend Me A Tenor,” is planned for 7:05 p.m. Sept. 10-26 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Parking is set to open at 5 p.m., and meadow seating at 6 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or rent a chair in general admission grass seating. Picnics are welcome, and concessions are sold. Tickets are $12 in advance and are available at showtix4u.com. A limited number of tickets may be available at the gate for $20. Visit supersummertheatre.org.

“Clybourne Park”: Performances of the contemporary drama directed by Lysander Abadia are scheduled at 2 p.m Sundays and 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays Sept. 11-27 on the main stage at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for students and seniors. Visit lvlt.org or call 702-362-7996.

“Modernism at Risk”: A collection of large-scale photographs by Andrew Moore exploring the role designers play in preserving modern landmarks is slated to be on display through Sept. 6 at the Big Springs Gallery at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org.

Fall Arts Class Registration: Signups are underway for Rainbow Company Youth Theatre classes for children 4 to 17 and for other fine arts courses for all ages at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. New classes include line drawing in wire sculpture, abstract painting on fabric and sugar skull crafting. Registration runs through Sept. 16 for sessions that are scheduled for Sept. 16-Oct. 24. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

“Going Home”: Domenic Cretara and Christopher Troutman’s exhibit of large-scale drawings focused on environment and family is set to be on display through Sept. 19 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Admission is free. Visit artslasvegas.org.

“Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous”: The exhibit is scheduled to visit through Sept. 20 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Displays include an animatronic Tyrannosaurus rex and triceratops, interactive video games and a dino bone dig. A behind-the-scenes tour, offering a chance to get up close with the animals, is planned from noon to 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The exhibit is included with paid admission. The tour is an additional $3 for members or $5 for nonmembers. Visit springspreserve.org.

“A Joyful Perspective”: An exhibit of paintings by John Trimble reflecting on the spirituality, strength and beauty of black women is scheduled to be on display through Sept. 29 in the Spring Valley Library art gallery, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Admission is free. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3820.

WORTH A DRIVE

Project Playhouse Pet Edition: Nonprofit HomeAid Southern Nevada plans a fundraiser wtih pet houses on display through Sept. 13 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6611 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Activities include a raffle, pet adoptions and school field trips. The schedule includes: 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 4, opening event and pet parade; 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9, elementary school field trip day; 2 to 8 p.m. Sept. 12, pet adoptions; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 13, raffle drawings. Visit vols.pt/MHQGug.

Buckles and Barrels for Bailey Charity Barrel Race: The free annual event is set for Sept. 4-6 at the South Point Arena, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, beginning at 8 a.m. All proceeds from activities and vendors are slated to benefit the Spring Valley Hospital & Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit. Visit southpointarena.com/events or bucklesandbarrels4bailey.com.

“Breathe Onto the Mirror”: The exhibit by Jacqueline Ehlis is planned to run Sept. 4 through Nov. 8 at The Studio at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. An opening reception is planned from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 4. Ehlis is the chairwoman of the art department at Portland Community College, and her work incorporates the interaction of color, light and reflection, reminding the viewer that they are the vehicle that interprets and is part of the works through their reflection in the mirrors. Call 702-507-3631.

Guns’n’Hoses: Police officers and firefighters from across Southern Nevada are set to square off Sept. 5 in a friendly rivalry on the Peter Johann Soccer Field on the campus of UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The family-friendly event is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. with pre-soccer game activities, including K-9 and SWAT unit demonstrations, police car and fire truck displays, a search and rescue helicopter exhibit, CPR training and a children’s photo ID and fingerprinting station. Food will be for sale from food trucks on site. Bounce houses and face painting also are planned. The game is set for 7 p.m., with a ceremonial first kick from state Sen. Ruben Kihuen. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s K-9 Unit is set to entertain at halftime. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Injured Police Officers Fund and the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation. Tickets are $5 for attendees 8 or older in advance and $7 at the gate. Children 7 or younger will be admitted free. Visit vegasfamilyevents.com.

Electrics Over Red Rock Festival: The Las Vegas Soaring Club plans a swap meet, barbecue and raffle during its first all-day, open electric flying festival set for Sept. 5 at the landing strip on the north side of West Charleston Boulevard between the last housing complex and the entrance to the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center. Flights are limited to electric power or glider aircraft. The $10 entry fee includes the barbecue and one raffle ticket. Pay at the gate or pre-purchase entry and raffle tickets at lvsoaringclub.org. Proceeds benefit the Bob Pickens Junior Pilot Program.

The Las Vegas Golf Show:The show — featuring more than 100 golf-related vendors promoting the latest in products, services and destinations — is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 5 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 6 at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. A long putt challenge is planned for all ages and skill levels with a $10,000 prize up for grabs. Tickets are $10 at the door and $7 in advance online. Visit golfshowvegas.com.

EMG Town Hall on Veterans Suicide: The town hall-style event is planned from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 5 at Lakeside Business Suites, 2620 Regatta Drive, Suite 102. The event is free, but RSVPs are recommended by calling 702-823-4364. Visit EMGcares.org.

Rocky Mountain Gun Show: The exhibition is planned starting at 9 a.m. Sept. 5 and 6 in the Exhibit Hall at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Machinery, ammunition and apparel are slated to be on display. Tickets start at $15. Visit southpointarena.com/exhibit-hall or rockymountaingunshow.com.

Mount Charleston night hike: A night hike is planned from 8 to 9 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Spring Mountain Visitor Gateway, 2750 Kyle Canyon Road on Mount Charleston. Experience the Spring Mountains after dark and put your senses to the test to learn about the adaptations of nocturnal animals. Registration is required, and the cost is $5 per person for children and adults. The hike is rated easy, with mostly paved paths over small hills. Flashlights are suggested but not required. Register at gomtcharleston.com/register.html.

A.T.A. Registered Marathon Target Program: The shooting event is planned from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Clark County Shooting Complex, 11357 N. Decatur Blvd. Hosted by the complex and the Silver State Claybreakers, target cost is $28 per 100 targets plus various membership fees. Call 702-455-2000.

Sunset Garden Club: The group plans to meet from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. A program titled Butterflies in Your Garden is planned. The event is free and open to the public. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-492-7252.

Celebration of Mother Africa: African harp player Toumany Kouyate and his group Bountalo (Black Scorpion) are set to perform with guitarist King Ibu at 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. The Las Vegas Senegalese Association plans to provide authentic food after the show. Tickets are $15 for general admission at the front desk or clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration.

“Viva Verdi”: Metropolitan Opera baritone Daniel Sutin is set to star in this evening of arias and ensembles from shows such as “Aida,” “La Traviata,” “Il Trovatore” and “Rigoletto” in a performance set for 7 p.m. Sept. 9 in Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. He will be joined by Opera Las Vegas young artists, including sopranos Isabella Ivy, Marcie Ley and Sheronda McKee. Tickets are $89, $69 and $49. Call 702-749-2000 or visit thesmithcenter.com.

Tennis classes: Tennis classes for youths and adults conducted by the Nevada Tennis Association are planned for Mondays Sept. 14-Oct. 19 and Nov. 2-Dec. 7 at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park, 7351 W. Alexander Road; Tuesdays Sept. 15-Oct. 20 and Nov. 3-Dec. 8 at Garehime Heights Park, 3901 N. Campbell Road; Thursdays Sept. 17-Oct. 22 and Nov. 5-Dec. 17 at Mountain Ridge Park, 7151 Oso Blanco Road; and Saturdays Sept. 19-Oct. 24 and Nov. 7-Dec. 19 at Sunny Springs Park, 3801 Golden Talon Ave. Weekday times and fees for each six-week session are, for ages 5 to 8, $42, 4 to 4:30 p.m.; ages 9 to 12, $60, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; teens, $60, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; and adults, $60, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday times and fees are ages 5 to 8, $42, 9 to 9:30 a.m.; ages 9 to 12, $60, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; teens, $60, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and adults, $60, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call USTA Nevada at 702-792-8384 or visit ustanevada.com.

Literature to Life: A free workshop is set for 2 p.m. and a free stage presentation of “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd for 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Teachers and students are encouraged to attend the workshop presented by Nevada Humanities and the city of Las Vegas, in association with Young Audiences New York. The Literature to Life stage presentation will be performed by Lily Balsen. Seating is limited for the workshop, so advance registration is required by emailing bahowell@nevadahumanities.org or by calling 702-800-4670. Questions and a discussion are set to follow the stage presentation. Call 702-229-2787.

Bite of Las Vegas: The 18th annual food and music event is planned from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept 12 at Desert Breeze Park, 8275 Spring Mountain Road. Concerts by Third Eye Blind, Lifehouse, Andy Grammer, Need to Breathe and Hilary Duff are planned, along with food from area restaurants. Advance tickets start at $18.50, and tickets at the gate will be $35. Children 6 or younger will be admitted free. Visit mix941fm.cbslocal.com/show/bite-of-las-vegas.

Show Your Heart Run: The 5K race and 1.7-mile fun walk are set to benefit the Children’s Heart Foundation Sept. 19 at Kellogg-Zaher Park, 7901 W. Washington Ave. Festivities are set to start at 6:30 a.m. with a warm-up and announcements to be followed by the 5K start at 7 a.m., with the fun walk to follow. Fees are $45 for the 5K and $10 for the walk. All runners receive a custom medal, a bib and D-tag for timing. Packet pick-up is available from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Boca Park REI or prior to the race. Visit chfn.org or call 702-967-3522.

Brazilian Outdoor Festival: The second annual Brazilian Outdoor Festival is planned from 4 to 10 p.m. Sept. 20 at Via Brasil Steakhouse, 1225 S. Fort Apache Road. A celebration of Brazilian Independence Day and a showcase of the culture and cuisine of Brazil, the event is set to feature live entertainment with bands, samba dancers and Capoeira performances, along with traditional Brazilian food and drinks. The event will benefit Opportunity Village. Guaranteed no-wait entry on the day of the event tickets are $10 through Sept. 13. General admission will be $12 after that date. Limited VIP preferred seating tickets are available upon request, with access to a menu of complimentary dishes during the event. Children 12 or younger will be admitted free. For tickets, visit the restaurant or viabrasilsteakhouse.com. For more information, call 702-804-1400.

PLAN AHEAD

Nuclear history: Ernie Williams and Richard Reed, with 100 years of experience working at the Nevada Test Site between them, are set to speak on Nevada nuclear testing history from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 11 at the West Flamingo Senior Center, 6255 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is free, but registration is required. Visit clarkcountynv.gov.

Real Estate Symposium: The Commercial Alliance Las Vegas plans to host its 10th annual Commercial Alliance Educational Symposium from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road. Lunch is set to feature “Las Vegas Real Estate Legends – When Cocktail Napkins Were Contracts” with panelists to include local experts Kevin Buckley and Mark Fine and former Clark County Commissioner Bruce Woodbury. On-site registration begins at 7:30 a.m. All-day admission is $99 for alliance or Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors members and $149 for others or $40 for lunch only. Visit calv.org or call 702-784-5050.

Superhero 5K race: The Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada plans to host its 25th anniversary Superhero 5K with Chet Buchanan at 8:15 a.m. Sept. 12 at Exploration Peak Park in Mountain’s Edge, 9700 S. Buffalo Drive. Participants are encouraged to come in costume, and children’s activities are planned, including an inflatable obstacle course, a bounce house and games. A bone marrow drive hosted by Be The Match, 5K awards ceremony, food and refreshments, raffle prizes and a 25th anniversary commemoration also are scheduled. Event day registration is set to begin at 6:30 a.m. and the race and walk at 8:15 a.m. Festivities are set to continue until noon. Visit candlelighersnv.org or call 702-737-1919. Superhero capes are being sold for $5 while supplies last at the Candlelighters office, 8990 Spanish Ridge Ave., Suite 100.

Outdoor Saturday Movie Series: The Southern Highlands Community Association plans to screen films for residents in Goett Park, 11024 Southern Highlands Parkway. Films show at dusk or about 8 p.m. The schedule includes “Big Hero 6,” Sept. 12, and “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Sept. 26. Blankets and picnics are welcome. Admission is free. Visit southernhighlandshoa.com.

Alejandra Guzmán: The Mexican singer, songwriter and actress is set to perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 12 at The Pearl inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $53. Visit palms.com.

Free poetry workshops on Beat Poetics: The last workshop is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive, conducted by new Clark County poet laureate Bruce Isaacson. Email poetlaureateclarkcounty@cox.net to register.

Rock Fantasy: Tributes to David Lee Roth, Jon Bon Jovi and Elton John are planned at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Veil Pavilion at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Tickets start at $25. Visit silvertoncasino.com.

Grandparent’s Day: Seniors 50 or older and their grandchildren are invited to a free Clark County celebration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at the West Flamingo Senior Center and outside in West Flamingo Park, 6255 W. Flamingo Road. The event is set to kick off at 9:15 a.m. with a half-mile walk around the park. Other activities include a bounce house for kids, games such as horse shoes and lawn croquet, and booths featuring the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardner Program, the Gem and Mineral Society, the Society For Financial Awareness and the State of Nevada Health Partners. Indoors, expect all-ages yoga, a magic show and Wii Bowling. Vision checks will be offered by the Summerlin Lions Club. Participants are encouraged to bring donations of yarn for future public art projects by the West Flamingo Yarn Stormers. Visit clarkcountynv.gov/parks.

Latin Vida: The band is set to play at 10 p.m. Sept. 12 in the lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is free. Visit palms.com.

Autumn Plant Sale: Find a diverse selection of water-wise and desert-adapted plants at the sale scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org.

Super Summer Benefit:Sen. Richard Bryan is scheduled to serve as master of ceremonies when Super Summer Theatre celebrates 40 years of performances with a family-friendly benefit from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 13 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. Adult tickets are $140, and tickets for children 6 to 17 are $40. Children 5 or younger get in free. The adult ticket price includes wine, beer and cocktails. Food served family-style will be available. An area is set to be devoted to children’s activities. Proceeds are slated to support the theater’s efforts to secure a $500,000 challenge grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. Visit supersumertheatre.org.

Joe Weider’s IFBB Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend: More than 200 athletes are expected to compete alongside the best bodybuilders in the world at the event scheduled Sept. 17-19 at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Fans are invited to meet the sport’s superstars during a free event slated for 8 pm. Sept. 17 at the Orleans Area Concourse Level. Tickets for Mr Olympia judging, fitness and bikini finals scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept 18 range from $72 to $176. Tickets for figure, 212 showdown and Mr. Olympia finals set for 7 p.m. Sept. 19 range from $88 to $237. Visit orleansarena.com or call 702-284-7777.

Killian’s Angels: The local Celtic band is set to perform at 9 p.m. Sept. 18 and 19 at Brendan’s Irish Pub inside The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Admission is free. Visit orleanscasino.com.

Dangerous Curves: Women in Music: A free city of Las Vegas concert featuring the trio Dangerous Curves, made up of Lisa Smith, Margaret Menzies and Karen Michaels backed up by a four-piece band, is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza at Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive. Visit dangerouscurves.weebly.com.

Vegas Gone Yoga! Festival: More than 500 yoga enthusiasts are expected to celebrate National Yoga Month with more than 27 indoor and outdoor classes led by teachers from 14 local yoga studios from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. A Peace Day Concert is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 21. One-day admission is $119, and the full weekend is $169. Visit vegasgoneyoga.com.

The Temptations: The Motown legends featuring members Otis Williams, Bruce Williamson, Terry Weeks, Ron Tyson and Joe Herndon are set to perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20 at The Orleans showroom, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $39.95. Visit oreanscasino.com.

Sin City Sinners: The local rock band is slated to play at 10 p.m. Sept. 19 in the lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is free. Visit palms.com.

Walk With a Doc: A free University Medical Center of Southern Nevada prostate health presentation by the University of Nevada School of Medicine family practice office is scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept. 17 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Upcoming programs are set to feature breast health on Oct. 15, healthy holiday eating on Nov. 19 and coping with holiday stress on Dec. 17. Visit umcsn.com.

Avoid being a victim: Wade Barnhart of the Clark County Park Police is set to talk about staying safe from fraud and other personal crimes from 9 p.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 24 at the West Flamingo Senior Center, 6255 W. Flamingo Road. The $2 activity fee includes a light lunch. Visit clarkcountynv.gov.

Oliver Dragojevic: The Croatian pop star is set to perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 26 at The Pearl inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $69. Visit palms.com.

Asian Heritage Celebration: Food, a children’s lantern parade, traditional musical and dance performances and more are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children. Visit springspreserve.org.

“Billy Topit Master Magician”: A world premiere of a film produced and directed by and starring Lance Burton, with a script by Burton and Michael Goudeau, is scheduled at 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at Brenden Theatres in the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Red carpet arrivals are set to begin at 4 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at varietysn.org. The event is set to raise funds for Variety The Children’s Charity of Southern Nevada, the Las Vegas Shriners and the Nevada SPCA. Visit lanceburton.com.

Music Discussion Group: The group is set to listen to and discuss music spanning different artists, genres, musical periods and themes from 4 to 5 p.m. Sept 27 in the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Participation is free. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-6030.

“Three Classic Fairy Tales” presented by Disney Live!: The live stage show featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy on a journey through fairy tales is scheduled at 6 p.m. Oct. 2, and 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4 in the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $20. Visit orleansarena.com or call 702-284-7777.

Sips 4 Scholarships: A benefit for Good Samaritan Christian Academy is set to include live jazz music, food, wine and silent and live auctions from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3 at the 8425 Windmill Lane school. Tickets are $15. Visit newhopechristianacademylv.org or call 702-407-6749.

Grapes & Hops Festival: The food, wine and beer celebration is slated from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Tickets are $100 for VIP admission at 4 p.m. and $41 for general admission if paid for in advance. Designated drivers can enjoy food samplings for $25. Visit springspreserve.org.

Psychic Evening: Best known for starring on the TLC cable show “Long Island Medium,” psychic medium Theresa Caputo is set to give live audience member readings and talk about her life at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $39.75. Visit orleansarena.com or call 702-284-7777.

Gregg Allman: The singer, songwriter and co-founder of The Allman Brothers Band is set to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 9 at The Pearl inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $39. Visit palms.com.

Business Bus Tour: NAIOP Southern Nevada, a commercial real estate development association, plans bring back its bus tour designed to take business leaders through the area’s major development projects. The popular tour, which has been on hiatus throughout the recession, is set to begin with lunch at the Rio at noon Oct. 8 and end around 4 p.m. NAIOP members can reserve a seat for $75 and nonmembers for $95 through Sept. 30. Visit naiopnv.org or call 702-798-7194.

Kris Kristofferson and John Prine: The co-headliners plan a concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at The Pearl inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $49. Visit palms.com.

Jamey Johnson: The four-time Grammy Award winning country artist is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11 in The Orleans showroom, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $39.95. Visit oreanscasino.com.

Humanitarian Work Day: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints plans to host a Humanitarian Work Day from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Las Vegas Stake Chapel, 3400 W. Charleston Blvd. Volunteers are needed to work on sewing quilts, folder games for local schools and tying quilts for general humanitarian needs. Items made will be passed out to local hospitals, schools and charities. Lunch will be served at noon. Call 702-877-3008.

Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic: The invitational basketball tournament featuring teams from the University of Colorado, Southern Methodist University, Pennsylvania State University, Kent State University, Canisius College, the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Nicholls State University and Hampton University, is scheduled Dec. 22 and 23 at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Two-day packages start at $50. Visit orleansarena.com or call 702-284-7777.

ONGOING

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.

Buddhism 101: The free event is planned at 10 a.m. every Saturday and 6 p.m. every Wednesday 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.

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.

Birds of the Air Food Pantry: Operating out of Epic Church, 8755 W. Warm Springs Road, the pantry is set to provide free groceries to those in need from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of the month. The church serves ZIP codes 89113, 89118, 89139, 89141, 89148, 89178 and 89179. Call 702-838-6213.

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. every Tuesday and Saturday featuring Marty Mancuso and from noon to 3 p.m. every Sunday featuring Mark and Dom at Elements Kitchen & Martini Bar, 4950 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 100. Call 702-750-2991 or visit elementskitchenandmartinibar.com.

Square Dancing Classes: The Stardusters Square & Round Dancers 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. every Friday. 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 from 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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