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Southwest Things to Do, Jan. 15-21, 2015

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

The Martin Luther King Jr.-themed performance “Inspiration” is planned at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Veil Pavilion inside the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Tickets start at $20. Call 702-263-7777 or visit silvertoncasino.com.

The Southern Nevada chapter of NAIOP, a commercial real estate association, plans to present Forecast 2015 Southern Nevada’s Commercial Market Recovery: Are We There Yet? from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 15 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. The panel discussion is set to address where Southern Nevada’s commercial real estate market is headed. Registration is $80. Visit naiopnv.org.

A nature and health walk with University Medical Center physicians is planned from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 15 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The walk is slated to take place monthly on the third Thursday. Call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.

A Tekno Kombat event is slated from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Jan. 16 at Boomers Bar, 3200 W. Sirius Ave. Attendees must be 21 or older. Call 702-368-1863 or visit boomerslv.com.

Disc jockeys are scheduled to spin techno music at 8 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Phoenix Bar & Lounge, 4213 W. Sahara Ave. Admission is free, and attendees must be 21 or older. Call 702-8262422 or visit thephoenixlv.com.

A class titled Botanicals and Beyond: What Would Nature Do? is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The event is set to focus on nature’s way of solving problems and how it can be applied to people’s lives. The cost is $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.

“America’s Got Talent” winner Michael Grimm is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 17 and 31 at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Tickets start at $25. Call 702-9141-8557 or visit silvertoncasino.com.

The Celebration of Asian Arts and Culture is scheduled at 2 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Chinese and Thai dancing and the taiko drumming group Kaminari Taiko are among highlights. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Call 702-229-6383 or visit artslasvegas.org.

Comedian Rickey Smiley is slated to perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 17 and 18 inside the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $39.95. Call 702-365-7075 or visit orleanscasino.com.

Styx is set to perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Pearl inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $33. Call 702-944-3200 or visit palms.com.

A paper airplane battle is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Call 702-507-3820 or visit lvccld.org.

A photo exhibit titled “Celebration of Souls: Day of the Dead in Southern Mexico” is scheduled at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Jan. 19. The exhibit is free for Springs Preserve members or with paid general admission. Call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.

WORTH A DRIVE

As part of Mob Month, The Great Debate — Is The Mob Still in Las Vegas? is scheduled at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Guest speakers, including journalists, politicians, historians and law enforcement officials, are set discuss the question as they probe for answers in a round-table debate. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

“Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host,” featuring Ira Glass, is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $29. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20-25 and 2 p.m. Jan. 24 and 25 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $28. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Peace Week 2015 – Living the Dream: Where Do We Go From Here? is scheduled at 2 p.m. Jan. 18 at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The event is meant to honor and celebrate the life, legacy and contributions of Martin Luther King Jr. with presentations, followed by a showcase performance by the Trinity Academy of Arts, with a guest appearance by the West Las Vegas Arts Center Performance Ensemble. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3980.

“Troubled Waters: A Gospel Stage Play” is scheduled at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3980.

Mary Wilson of The Supremes is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 and 18 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.

The Chefs for Kids 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Walk is scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 17 at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park, 7351 W. Alexander Road. Each runner/walker will receive a Chefs for Kids T-shirt, a goodie bag and a free pancake breakfast. A raffle also is planned. The Las Vegas Track Club will provide race bibs and computerized timing, and trophies will be awarded in the 5K for the top three overall male and female participants, with plaques for the top three men and women 50 or older and certificates for the top three males and females in each category. Age categories begin at 12 or younger and run through 80 or older. Fees are $25 for adults for the 5K and $20 for the Fun Walk; $20 for children 12 or younger and $20 per runner for groups of 10 or more. The race-day fee is $35. Register at active.com or mail checks to P.O. Box 30134, Las Vegas, NV 89173, payable to LVTC. Packet pickup is available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Red Rock Running Company, 7350 W. Cheyenne Ave., or from 8 to 8:45 a.m. on race day. Call Sandi Boyer at 702-460-1852.

A Tribute to Lennon & McCartney is slated for 8 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Dallas Events Center inside Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Tickets cost $23.70. Call 702-631-1000 or visit texasstation.sclv.com.

The inaugural Winter Art Festival is set for 5 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Stone Soup Art Gallery in North Las Vegas City Hall, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is to include a light reception, art contest awards and an art exhibit in painting, sculpture and mixed media. Student and adult artists can submit a maximum of three art pieces for a chance to win first-, second- and third-place prizes in each division. Additional artist recognition for Barron’s Best and the Stone Soup Award of Excellence, free food and music are planned. Email stonesoupart@cityofnorthlasvegas.com.

The 2015 Station Casinos Community Health, Wellness & Senior Expo is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Fiesta Rancho, 2400 N. Rancho Drive. The free event is an opportunity for people to learn about the available services for seniors and their families. Visit lasvegasseniorexpos.com.

The 14th annual Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival is scheduled through Jan. 25. The host venue for the majority of the films is the Adelson Educational Campus, 9700 Hillpointe Road. Films scheduled at the campus are: “The Muses of Isaac Bashevis Singer,” 7 p.m. Jan. 17; “The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob,” 1 p.m. Jan. 18; “Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem,” 3:30 p.m. Jan. 18; “Rescue in the Philippines,” 7 p.m. Jan. 18; “Run Boy Run,” 7 p.m. Jan. 24; “The J Street Challenge,” 1 p.m. Jan. 25; and “Beneath The Helmet,” 3:30 p.m. Jan. 25. A presentation of the Holocaust documentary “Night Will Fall” is set for 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at Cinemark Century Theatres in the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. All films will be accompanied by filmmakers or related experts in the subject matter who will moderate post-screening discussions with the audience. Tickets are $10 at lvjff.org.

“Re-Animator The Musical” is scheduled at 8 p.m. Jan. 15-18 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 17 and 18 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $44. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

The exhibit “Vegas Votes” by the Las Vegas News Bureau Archives is planned during regular hours through Feb. 3 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Photographs from 1947 to 2014 include the categories of showgirls, entertainment, sports, hotel exteriors, pool scenes, gambling and recreation. The public is invited to vote for their favorite photographs to be featured in a 2015 exhibition at The Studio. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3631.

PLAN AHEAD

The Unwieldies, Part-Time Criminals and Sara Pattersen are set to perform at 9 p.m. Jan. 23 at The HardHat Lounge, 1675 Industrial Road. Attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets are $5. Call 702-384-8987 or visit hardhatbar.com.

An e-media class for all ages is slated from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. A librarian will answer any questions attendees may have about e-media devices. Call 702-507-3820 or visit lvccld.org.

A Jeopardy challenge for youths in grades six through 12 is scheduled from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Prizes are set to be awarded. Call 702-507-3820 or visit lvccld.org.

Merit badge classes are available for Boy Scouts, and Outdoor Ethics Award classes are available for Cub Scouts from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Spring Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.

Country music singer Ronnie Milsap is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Tickets start at $25. Call 702-263-7777 or visit silvertoncasino.com.

Helen Reddy, 1970s pop star, plans to perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 24 and 25 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $39.95. Call 702-365-7075 or visit orleanscasino.com.

The Jamz Youth National Championship, featuring cheerleading and dance competitions, is planned at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 23, 8 a.m. Jan. 24, 9 a.m. Jan. 25 and 8 a.m. Jan 26 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $17.75. Call 702-365-7111 or visit orleanscasino.com or jamz.com.

Comedian Sinbad is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 30 and 31 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $49.95. Call 702-365-7075 or visit orleanscasino.com.

“Live Burlesque in Las Vegas” is planned from 9 to 11:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at Boomers Bar, 3200 W. Sirius Ave. Attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets start at $20. Call 702-368-1863 or visit liveburlesqueinlasvegas.com.

Experts are set to share gardening tips from 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The cost is $2 for members and $3 for nonmembers, call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.

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 Harlem Globetrotters from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Call 702-284-7777 or visit orleansarena.com.

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.

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 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.

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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