Southwest Things to Do, Feb. 5-11, 2015

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

The Harlem Globetrotters are slated to perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $24, and a Magic Pass is available for an additional $22, providing admission to a 30-minute interactive event scheduled on the court with the Globetrotters from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Call 702-284-7777 or visit orleansarena.com.

Residents can explore various aspects of chocolate during upcoming events at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Cook With Divine: Versatile Chocolate is planned from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Feb. 7. Reservations are required. The cost is $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Chocolate Tasting is planned on Feb. 7, with one-hour historical discussions and 30-minute chocolate tastings set from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 7 and 8 inside the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $29.95. Call 702-365-7075 or visit orleanscasino.com.

Live painting, body painting, entertainment and more are planned at 8 p.m. Feb. 7 during Blazing Art at The Phoenix, 4213 W. Sahara Ave. The event is free, and attendees must be 21 or older. Call 702-826-2422 or visit thephoenixlv.com.

A free Vietnamese concert featuring The Wave Band is planned at 8 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road, to celebrate Chinese New Year. Call 702-367-7111 or visit goldcoastcasino.com.

Sacre Sunday, a free monthly experimental/noise showcase at the Womb Room, 5707 Holmby Ave., is scheduled monthly on the second Sunday. The next event is set for 8 p.m. Feb. 8, with Dana Dau & Ang Kerfoot and Hide Your Tigers slated to perform.

Internationally known artist Lian Quan Zhen is scheduled to give a demonstration on watercolors and Chinese painting during the Nevada Watercolor Society’s monthly meeting, slated for 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Spanish Oaks Clubhouse, 2201 Spanish Oaks Drive. The event is free. For more information, visit nvws.org.

Clint Carvalho & His Extreme Parrots is 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.org or topbird.com.

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.

WORTH A DRIVE

The Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theatre’s seventh annual concert series is scheduled at 2 p.m. Feb. 6 and 1 p.m. Feb. 7 at the West Las Vegas Library theater, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The multicultural American dance company is set to perform under the artistic direction of Bernard H. Gaddis. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3980.

United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council plans to host a Luncheon Fashion Show at the Four Seasons, 3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 20. The event will recognize WLC’s impact in the community and women community leaders who demonstrate a commitment to improving southern Nevada. A DKNY fashion show featuring WLC members and recipients as the models is planned, along with a DKNY pop-up boutique. Tickets are $135 before Feb. 13 and $150 through Feb. 18. RSVP is due by Feb. 6. Visit uwsn.org/event/wlc-annual-luncheon-fashion-show.

The 26th annual Splendor in the Glass wine and beer tasting benefiting Vegas PBS is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at Westgate, 3000 Paradise Road. The event is set to include hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, a live wine auction and a silent auction, the music of the Woody Woods Jazz Combo and a cooking demonstration by chef Hubert Keller, owner of Fleur restaurant and Burger Bar and star of Vegas PBS’ “Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef.” Tickets are $85 in advance or $100 the day of the event and can be purchased at vegaspbs.org/winetasting; the Vegas PBS Educational Technology Campus, 3050 E. Flamingo Road; or at all Lee’s Discount Liquor, Total Wine & More and Whole Foods Market locations. Attendees must be 21 or older. Call 702-799-1010, ext. 5344.

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.

The Henderson Symphony Orchestra is set to perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 S. Water St. Admission is free. Visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.

The inaugural Steamathon Las Vegas is scheduled Feb. 6-8 at Main Street Station, 200 N. Main St. The convention is set to include vendors, a steampunk fashion show, live music, a Valentine’s Day-themed masked ball and more. Tickets are $35 for Feb. 6 and 8, $50 for Feb. 7 and $75 for the full event. Visit steamathon.com.

The Asylum Theatre Company is set to perform a staged reading of “Reckoning” by Jenny Seidelman at 7 p.m. Feb. 8. at the Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St. The reading is set to be followed by a question-and-answer session facilitated by artistic director Sarah O’Connell. Tickets are $10. Visit www.asylumtheatre.org.

The Nevada Chamber Symphony’s “For the Love of Children: A Special Concert for Youth with Music and Magic” is scheduled from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The event is designed to introduce young people to the orchestra. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

“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.

Performances of “Macbeth” are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 and 2 p.m. Feb. 7 at the College of Southern Nevada Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Visit csn.edu.

Great White and Slaughter are scheduled to perform at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Eastside Cannery, 5255 Boulder Highway. Tickets are $14.95 to $26.95. Visit eastsidecannery.com or call 702-856-5300.

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. Feb. 5-23, 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.

PLAN AHEAD

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.

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. 14-15 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.

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.

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.

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.

ONGOING EVENTS

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.

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