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Southwest Things to Do, May 21-27, 2015

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Vegas PBS plans a Small Business Awards Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21 at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road. Visit vegaspbs.org/sba to register or call 702-799-1010, ext. 5363.

A screening of the R-rated film “The Milagro Beanfield War” is planned at 6:30 p.m. May 21 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., as part of the Page to Screen: Stories of Hispanic Heritage and Culture series. Call 702-229-6383 or visit artslasvegas.org.

Adult women are invited to Drum ’n’ Dance with Goldie from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 21 at the Music 4 Life Health Club & Training Center, 2975 S. Rainbow Blvd. Suite B. The belly dance-themed event is slated to include a potluck dinner. The event is free for members and $5 for the general public. Call 702-889-2881 or visit music4life.us.

The Henry’s Place Foundation is slated to host its annual Henry Prendes Charity Golf Classic at 1:30 p.m. May 22 at the Spanish Trail Country Club, 5050 Spanish Trail Lane. Registration for individuals is $200, and foursomes cost $700. The tournament is set to be followed by an awards dinner, a concert, a raffle drawing and a silent auction. Visit henrysplace.org or call 702-296-5078.

Air Supply is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. May 22 and 24 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $39.95. Call 702-284-7777 or visit orleanscasino.com.

The 15th annual Celebrating Life Awards Ceremony and Reception for artists 50 or older is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 22 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Awards are set to be presented to artists in seven categories: drawing and pastel; painting; mixed media; photography; ceramics; sculpture; and watercolor/gouache. Call 702-229-6383.

Frankie Moreno is set to perform at 10 p.m. May 23-25 inside the Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $10. Call 702-942-7777 or visit palms.com.

An Ice Cream Festival is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 23 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Ice cream cones, sundaes, novelties and root beer floats are set to be available. Airbrush tattoos, a photo booth, a petting zoo, bingo and a bubble play station also are scheduled. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for those 4 or younger. Springs Preserve members receive half off admission. Visit springspreserve.org.

An architecture workshop for children ages 7-12 is slated from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. May 23 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Participants can create 3-D miniatures, including a building made of mini-marshmallows and toothpicks. The cost is $15, and registration is planned through May 23 or until the event is full. Call 702-229-6383 or visit artslasvegas.org.

A free craft show is planned from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 24 at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Call 702-433-6436 or visit lvcraftshows.com or silvertoncasino.com.

Victoria’s Family plans to offer free wedding ceremonies for former and active duty military members from noon to 8 p.m. May 25 at 2800 W. Sahara Ave. The venue features multiple ceremony and reception options. Visit victoriasfamily.com or call 702-252-4565.

The Shoot to Salute Memorial Day shooting event and parking lot party is planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 25 at Machine Guns Vegas, 3501 Aldeberan Ave. A weenie roast and raffle with more than $5,000 in prizes is planned, with all proceeds to benefit combat-disabled veterans through the nonprofit Wishes For Warriors. Supporters who choose to shoot will do so with four firearms for precision and accuracy in an interactive event to support the nonprofit. Registration is $160 and includes firearms, ammunition, eye and ear protection, targets, a $5 food ticket and a $5 raffle ticket. A VIP package is $1,000. Call 877-955-4172 or visit machinegunsvegas.com.

The Las Vegas Singles Travel and Social Club plans to meet at 7 p.m. May 26 at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd. May’s speaker is set to discuss a repositioning cruise from Florida to Amsterdam. There is a small fee. Call 702-873-8309.

The West Flamingo Active Adult Center, 6255 W. Flamingo Road, plan to present a variety of artwork by adults 55 or older during an exhibit set from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 27 and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. May 28. Live music by Thomas Domschot and Ryne Weir also is planned from noon to 1 p.m. May 27, with local artists set to provide demonstrations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The exhibit is free both days and will include oil, acrylic, knit, crochet, plastic canvas, scrapbooking and poetry. Exhibit co-sponsor Healthcare Partners plans to provide refreshments. Call 702-455-7742 or visit clarkcountynv.gov/parks.

Registration is planned through June 10 for summer classes at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The all-ages classes are slated from June 10 through Aug. 1 and include visual arts, drawing, ballet, jazz dance, modern dance, hip-hop and private lessons in piano, voice or dance by appointment. Call 702-229-6383 or visit artslasvegas.org.

PLAN AHEAD

The sixth annual Brews and Blues Festival is slated from 4 to 8 p.m. May 30 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Beers from local, regional, domestic and international brewers are set to be available. Live music is scheduled to include John Earl & the Boogieman Band, the Diane Kallay Band and the Mississippi-based Homemade Jamz Blues Band. Attendees must be 21 or older. General admission is $35 in advance or $40 the day of the event. VIP admission is $75 and includes access to an indoor lounge. Springs Preserve members receive $5 off general admission and VIP tickets. A portion of ticket sales are set to benefit Keep Memory Alive, a nonprofit that supports the mission of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, 888 W. Bonneville Ave. Purchase tickets at springspreserve.org or at participating Lee’s Discount Liquor locations.

The Crohn’s & Colitis Walk is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon May 30 at Exploration Peak Park, 9700 S. Buffalo Drive. The event is set to raise funds for the nonprofit Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America and include live music, food, children’s entertainment, vendor booths, educational materials and more. On-site registration is slated at 9 a.m., with the walk planned at 9:30 a.m. Visit cctakesteps.org/lasvegas.

A swap meet is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 30 at Not Just Antiques Mart, 1422 Western Ave. The event is set to include $3 appraisals, with proceeds going to the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society. Vendors interested in reserving a 10-by-10 space in the parking lot can pay $15 via PayPal, using the email address callreneeestates@yahoo.com.

Boom-Boom Burlesque is planned from 9 to 11:30 p.m. May 30 at Boomers Bar, 3200 W. Sirius Ave. Tickets are $20, and attendees must be 21 or older. Call 702-368-1863 or visit bommerslv.com.

Brazilian concert pianist Fernanda Canaud plans to perform free from 1 to 3 p.m. June 1 at Ries Elementary School, 9805 S. Lindell Road. Call 702-407-2787 or visit landerolearningcenter.com.

Brunchlesque After Dark is slated from 9 to 11 p.m. June 3 at Boomers Bar, 3200 Sirius Ave. Local, regional and international burlesque entertainers are set to perform. Attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets are $15 or $80 for a VIP table of four. Visit boomerslv.com or call 702-368-1863.

A Blazing Art Burlesque Night featuring live visual artists, body painting, vendors and more is planned at 8 p.m. June 6 at the Phoenix, 4213 W. Sahara Ave. Admission is free, and attendees must be 21 or older. Call 702-826-2422 or visit thephoenixlv.com.

Senior Idol Showcase is slated from 3 to 5 p.m. June 11 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 Brush St. The variety show will include singing, dancing, playing musical instruments and comedy. Tickets are $5. Call 702-229-6454.

Comedian Eddie Izzard is set to perform at 8 p.m. June 12 and 13 inside the Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $53. call 702-944-3400 or visit palms.com.

Birds of the Air Food Pantry, operating out of Epic Church, 8755 W. Warm Springs Road, is set to provide free groceries to those in need from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of the month. The next event is set for June 13. The church serves ZIP codes 89113, 89118, 89139, 89141, 89148, 89178 and 89179. Call 702-838-6213.

Beatles tribute band The Fab Four is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. June 13 and 14 inside the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $19.95. Call 702-284-7777 or visit orleanscasino.com.

The American Airlines Kiwi Club plans a luncheon for 11 a.m. June 17 at Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar at Town Square Las Vegas, 6635 Las Vegas Blvd. South. All flight attendants, online and retired from American Airlines, American Eagle, TWA and US Airlines are welcome. The club plans its meetings for the third Wednesday of the month, but this will be the last one until fall. RSVP to Kay Jennings at 702-896-5496.

Comedian Paula Poundstone is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. June 19 and 20 inside the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $22. Call 702-284-7777 or visit orleanscasino.com.

A $25,000 bingo tournament is set June 21 at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road. Doors are scheduled to open at 10 a.m., with warm-up games starting at 1 p.m. and event games starting at 2 p.m. The $50 fee includes one 6-on pack, one dauber and one buffet ticket. Call 702-367-7111 or visit goldcoastcasino.com.

ONGOING EVENTS

The Butterfly Habitat at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., is open each fall and spring, as temperatures permit, and features hundreds of butterflies and a variety of plants. Butterfly species are set to include mourning cloak, red admiral, painted lady, American lady, monarch and queen. A separate entrance fee is 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 Las Vegas Crafters Guild meets monthly at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday at Michaels, 7195 Arroyo Crossing Parkway. The meetings are open to the public and consist of a business portion and an educational program. Visit lasvegascraftersguild.com or call 702-260-0932.

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 Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., has scheduled Ethnic Express International Folk 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.

The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., is set to host Scottish country 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.

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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