Southwest Things to Do, Feb. 12-18, 2015
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
February 10, 2015 - 2:45 pm
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
A free monthly showcase for disc jockeys and bass music enthusiasts is scheduled at 9 p.m. Feb. 12 at the HardHat Lounge, 1675 Industrial Road. Attendees must be 21 or older. Call 702-384-8987 or visit hardhatbar.com.
“Friday the 13th” is set to be screened at 8 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Sci Fi Center, 5077 Arville St., in honor of the film’s 25th anniversary. Admission is $5. Call 702-792-4335 or visit thescificenter.com.
A science camp called Medieval Madness is slated for children ages 6-12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The cost is $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.
The inaugural Zombie Prom is scheduled from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Feb. 13 at The End, 4821 Spring Mountain Road. Goth, industrial and new wave music are planned. Call 702-907-0363 or visit theendvegas.com.
Former Megadeth guitarist Franky Perez is scheduled to perform a free concert at 10:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Call 702-944-3200 or visit palms.com.
The Sci Fi Center, 5077 Arville St., plans to celebrate Valentine’s Day by hosting a live performance of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” during an event set from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 14. Attendees are encouraged to dress accordingly, and prizes are set to be handed out for the best costumes. Tickets are $9. Call 702-792-4335 or visit thescificenter.com.
The Love Affair Concert is planned at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Scheduled entertainers are The Manhattans, Peaches & Herb, Rose Royce, Blue Magic, Deniece Williams, Ready for the World, Eddie Holman, The Persuaders and Billy Paul. Tickets start at $27.50. Call 702-284-7777 or visit orleansarena.com.
The Music Is My Motivation tour featuring Honey, Kevon Tyrre, D. Boo, King Green and 66 Studios is scheduled from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Feb. 14 at Boomers Bar, 3200 W. Sirius Ave. Admission is free, and attendees must be 21 or older. Call 702-368-1863 or visit boomerslv.com.
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. are set to present “Up, Up and Away — The Music & Memories” at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15 inside the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $29.95. Call 702-365-7075 or visit orleanscasino.com.
A Hispanic Culture and Heritage Film Series is slated through May 21 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The free events are set to include discussions focusing on the books that inspired the movies. The schedule includes: “The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love,” with the discussion group meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 18 and the film set for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19; “In the Time of the Butterflies,” with the discussion group meeting at 6 p.m. March 11 and the film showing at 6:30 p.m. March 12; and “The Milagro Beanfield War,” with discussion taking place at 6 p.m. May 6 and 20 and the film planned at 6:30 p.m. May 21. Call 702-229-6383.
A Community Senior/Health/Wellness Expo is set from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 18 at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. More than 30 exhibitors and local companies are slated to showcase their services, including for health care, senior homes, finance and more. Health screenings also are planned. The event is free. For more information, visit lasvegasseniorexpos.com.
Clint Carvalho & His Extreme Parrots are scheduled at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. through March 1 in the Gardens Amphitheater at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Carvalho, an “America’s Got Talent” finalist, is set to perform with his rescue parrots. Attendees can take photos with the birds at noon and 2 p.m. The event is free for members or with paid general admission. Visit springspreserve.com or topbird.com.
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An exhibition in honor of Chinese New Year is scheduled to be on display by appointment at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. An artist reception is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
The West Prep eighth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Competition and Art Festival is scheduled at 5 p.m. Feb. 18 at West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Students are set to showcase and celebrate their formal oratorical and art skills in a recitation and performance oratory competition. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3980.
The third annual Love for Literacy Festival is scheduled at 10 a.m. Feb. 21 at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Visit loveforliteracylv.com.
Human Rights and Impunity in Argentina and Chile, 1990-2005, a talk by Tom Wright, emeritus professor of the history department at UNLV, is scheduled from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Marjorie Barrick Museum on the campus, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
Engelbert Humperdinck is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $29 to $150. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society is set to present “A Vintage Valentine’s Affair” at 11 a.m. Feb. 14 at the Ron DeCar’s Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $39 and are available at snmas.com/valentine. Call Vicki Csizmadia 702-871-9951.
As part of the film series A Dream Deferred — The Makings of the Civil Rights Movement, a screening of “Strange Fruit” is scheduled at 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.
NV Energy plans to host a Solar for Homeowners workshop at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The workshop is for residential customers who are considering investing in rooftop solar. Call 866-786-3823.
Tower of Power plans to perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13-15 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $45. Visit southpointcasino.com/entertainment.
The exhibit “Trailblazer,” featuring paintings by internationally known artist Calvin B. Jones and a series of historical figure paintings by local artist Sylvester Collier, is set to be on display through April 4 at the Left of Center Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road. A reception is planned from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 21. The event is free and open to the public. Visit leftofcenterart.org.
The In Its Entirety Concert Series is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 with a performance of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. The series will feature a different album every second Friday of each month and is set to include performances of The Eagles’ “Their Greatest Hits” at 7:30 p.m. March 13 and The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and “Abbey Road,” performed by The Fab, at 7:30 p.m. April 10. Tickets are $15. Doors are set to open at 6:30 p.m., and guests 20 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Visit sclv.com/concerts, ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.
Las Vegas Philharmonic: Pops III: A Gershwin Valentine is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $26 to $94. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
In honor of Black History Month in February, the Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave., is set to offer guided tours from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, highlighting the African American role in organized crime and law enforcement. The cost is $10, plus the admission price. RSVP at 702-229-2734 or visit tinyurl.com/bhsmob.
The Ramos Bros. Circus is scheduled at The Boulevard mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway. Performances are planned at 7:30 p.m. through Feb. 23, with additional 5 p.m. shows Saturdays and Sundays and 2 p.m. shows Sundays. Tickets are $25 to $35. Admission is free for seniors 65 or older if they present a copy of View. Visit boulevardmall.com or call 702-735-7430.
An interior design class is scheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway, and 3 p.m. Feb. 14 and 21 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Participants should plan to attend all three classes. Registration is required. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-492-7252.
“Wilds,” an exhibition of large-scale art on paper by Emily McIlroy, is scheduled to be on display through March 20 at the College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts Gallery at the Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Visit csn.edu.
The Front Page Band plans to take the stage at 9 p.m. Feb. 20 inside the showroom at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road. The group performs top 40 music in a range of genres dating to the 1960s. Admission is free. Visit goldcoastcasino.com.
A Black History Month Festival is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Planned activities include live music, dance performances, soul food, a photo exhibit, a health pavilion and children’s activities. The cost is $5 for adults and free for children 12 or younger. Call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.
Neil Sedaka plans to perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22 inside the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $44.95. Call 702-365-7075 or visit orleanscasino.com.
Barry Black is scheduled to perform a free concert at 10 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Call 702-944-3200 or visit palms.com.
Individuals and teams who have raised money are scheduled to shave their heads during the annual Family and Friends Day fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation at 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at L’Oracle Gym, 7020 W. Warm Springs Road, Suite 170. Donated hair is used for children with cancer. Visit bit.ly/LasVegasHeadShave or call 888-899-2253.
The Dragon Dance parade performed by the Lohan School of Shaolin is scheduled at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road, to celebrate the Year of the Sheep. A calligraphy and painting exposition are set from 6 to 8 p.m. On Feb. 28, the HeNan’s dance troupe is slated to perform at 8 p.m., costing $20. Visit goldcoastcasino.com.
The NIAA state basketball championships are scheduled from Feb 26-28 at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, $3 for seniors 62 or older and free for children 7 or younger. Visit niaa.com, orleanscasino.com or call 702-284-7777.
An anime and cosplay night is scheduled from 8 to 11 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Sci Fi Center, 5077 Arville St. A of screening “Howl’s Moving Castle” is planned, as are raffles and costume contests. Admission is $5. Call 702-792-4335 or visit thescificenter.com.
The Robert Cray Band is slated to perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 28 to March 1 inside the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $29.95. Call 702-284-7777 or visit orleanscasino.com.
A Chinese New Year Festive Gala featuring performances by the Guangxi Song and Dance Theater is scheduled at 7 p.m. March 4 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $15. Call 702-365-7111 or visit orleanscasino.com.
The Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society plans its annual seminar at 8:30 a.m. March 21 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. The event is set to feature guest speaker Bill Dollarhide, a genealogist who is set to talk about census substitutes, using deeds to trace ancestors, finding relatives online and more. Tickets start at $45 and include lunch. Visit ccngs.org.
Elements Kitchen & Martini Bar, 4950 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 100, plans to offer live music 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. Call 702-750-2991 or visit elementskitchenandmartinibar.com.
The Stardusters Square & Round Dancers offer square dancing classes 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.
The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., recently opened its new Butterfly Habitat in the southern portion of the Botanical Gardens. The habitat is scheduled to feature hundreds of butterflies and a variety of plants, and it will be open each fall and spring, as temperatures permit. Butterfly species are set to include mourning cloak, red admiral, painted lady, American lady, monarch and queen. A separate entrance fee will be charged for the habitat, with members paying $2 and nonmembers paying $3. The habitat is slated to be open during Springs Preserve operating hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Visit springspreserve.org.
The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., has scheduled Ethnic Express International Folk Dancing for ages 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.
The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., is set to host Scottish country dancing for ages 13 or older from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. every Friday. Cost is $5 per person. Call 702-229-6383 or visit artslasvegas.org.
The Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, offers free Zumba Fitness classes, and 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. Call 702-507-6030 or visit lvccld.org. This class is also offered at Grace Valley Church, 1370 E. Robindale Road (702-454-9328) and at 6 p.m. Fridays at Body Focus Fitness, 7380 S. Eastern Ave. (702-228-4967).
A free open mic event is planned from 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Call 702-365-7111 or visit orleanscasino.com.
The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., is set to provide guided garden walks from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. General admission for locals is $9.95 for adults, $8.95 for seniors, students and military and $4.95 for children 5 to 17. Visit springspreserve.org/apps/event.
The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., plans to feed the animals in its Living Collections at 11:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. General admission for locals is $9.95 for adults, $8.95 for seniors, students and military and $4.95 for children 5 to 17. Visit springspreserve.org/apps/event.
Ongoing shows at Money Plays, 4755 W. Flamingo Road, include live local bands at 9 p.m. Saturdays and an open mic night at 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Visit moneyplayslv.com.
Enjoy karaoke 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.
Bar 702, 3355 Spring Mountain Road, hosts a variety of live entertainment daily. Call 702-871-6651 or visit bar702lasvegas.com.
John Windsor 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 is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd. Visit arizonacharliesdecatur.com.
The Peter Love Trio 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.
WILLplay is scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturdays at Jack’s Irish Pub at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Visit palacestation.sclv.com.
The Claudine Castro Band is scheduled to perform at 11 p.m. Sundays in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is $10. Visit palms.com.
Santa Fe and The Fat City Horns are scheduled to perform at 10:30 p.m. Mondays in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is $10. Visit palms.com.
The Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road, has scheduled a variety of live entertainment six nights a week in the Gold Coast Showroom Lounge. Visit goldcoastcasino.com.
Comedian Eddie Griffin is set to perform at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at the King’s Room at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $69. Visit riolasvegas.com or call 702-777-2782.
The West Flamingo Senior Center, 6255 W. Flamingo Road, is set to offer beginner, intermediate and advanced tap dance classes. Each class is offered twice a week, and a six-week session costs $37. Call 702-455-7742.