Southwest Things to Do, Jan. 8-14, 2015

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

The Zelzah Shrine Circus is planned at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 and 9 and 11 a.m. and 3 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 and 11 at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. The circus is set to feature elephants, tigers, ponies, aerialists, motorcyclists and more. Admission ranges from $20 for general seating to $65 for Circus Star tickets, which include a post-show meet-and-greet, the choice of a circus toy priced at $10 or less, a snow cone, cotton candy or face painting. Children 2 or younger get in free. Call 702-284-7777 or visit orleansarena.com or lasvegascircus.net.

The Las Vegas Valley Rose Society plans a meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Nevada Garden Center in Lorenzi Park, 3343 W. Washington Ave. Speakers are set to share tips on taking pictures. Call 702-363-6811.

The Las Vegas Valley Rose Society plans to host its annual free rose pruning demonstration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 10 at 1112 Oak Tree Lane. Call -702-646-6048 or 702-873-6621.

University Medical Center is set to host a toddler play group from 10 to 11 a.m. Jan. 8 at 1120 Shadow Lane. The free program, hosted by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, is geared toward families with preschoolers. The session aims to encourage positive parent-child interaction and learning through creative play. Email amy.runge@umcsn.com.

The Tuff-N-Uff Fighting Championships and the Invicta Fighting Championships finals are scheduled at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $25. Call 702-365-7111 or visit orleanscasino.com.

The 28th annual Travel Show is slated from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 10 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Travel representatives from around the world are set to be available to present the latest in travel trends and updates. Exhibitors are to include cruise lines, tour companies, tourism boards, hotels, resorts and other travel-related services. The event is free. Visit orleanscasino.com.

The Sci Fi Center, 5077 Arville St., plans a free “Dr. Who” marathon and an art show inspired by the sci-fi series at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 and 11. Call 702-792-4335 or visit thescificenter.com.

Grand Funk Railroad is scheduled to take the stage at 8 p.m. Jan. 10 and 11 inside the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $39.95. Call 702-365-7075 or visit orleanscasino.com.

A rap battle is scheduled from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Jan. 10 at Boomers Bar, 3200 W. Sirius Ave. Admission is $15, and attendees must be 21 or older. Call 702-368-1863 or visit boomerslv.com.

Disc jockeys plan to spin techno music from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Jan. 11 at the HardHat Lounge, 1675 Industrial Road. Patrons must be 21 or older. Visit hardhatbar.com.

NiteRain, Newsense, Moxy and The Influence, the Semi-Aquatic Anthropoids, Sector 7-G and Lo-Fi Eyed are set to perform free from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Jan. 12 at Boomers Bar, 3200 W. Sirius Ave. Patrons must be 21 or older. Call 702-368-1863 or visit boomerslv.com.

The Nevada Watercolor Society’s monthly meeting is set for 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Spanish Oaks Clubhouse, 2201 Spanish Oaks Drive. The scheduled guest is Barbara Yoerg, who will give a demonstration on shuang gou, a form of Chinese painting. Visit nvws.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

Moscow Nights and the Golden Gates: An Evening of Russian Folk Music, Dance and Stories is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The Russian ensemble of three prize-winning musicians and the Golden Gates are set to demonstrate their skill, colorful costumes and gymnastic feats while performing traditional Russian folk music, dance and stories. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400

As part of the Las Vegas Stories lecture series, Spectacular: A History of Las Vegas Neon is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

“Re-Animator The Musical” is scheduled at 8 p.m. Jan. 8-11 and 13-18 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 10, 11, 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 Martin Luther King-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 $60 before Jan. 9 and $80 afterward. Visit naiopnv.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.

“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.

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. Tckets 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.

Sinbad is scheduled to perform stand-up 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.

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.

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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