Southwest Things to Do, Sept. 18-24, 2014

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

A burlesque-themed customer appreciation show is scheduled for 8 p.m. Sept. 18 at Boomers Bar, 3200 W. Sirius Ave. Attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets are $10. Visit boomerslv.com or call 702-368-1863.

Barry Black from NBC-TV’s “The Voice” is set to perform free at 10 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Call 702-944-3200 or visit palms.com.

Picnic in the Park for ages 50 or older is planned at 10 a.m. Sept. 18 at Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave. Advance registration is required. Hamburgers, hot dogs, old-fashioned potato salad and more are planned, as are entertainment and games. Call 702-229-6125.

Carbonine is set to headline a free alternative rock concert at 10 p.m. Sept. 19 at Boomers Bar, 3200 W. Sirius Ave. The Semi-Aquatic Anthropoids, Stereo Love and The Beautifully Demolished are also scheduled to perform. Attendees must be 21 or older. Visit boomerslv.com or call 702-368-1863.

Ian Anderson is set to perform “The Best of Jethro Tull” at 8 p.m. Sept. 19 at The Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $50. Visit palms.com/events-calendar.

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., is planning Monsters University for ages 5 to 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20. The Night at the Museum event is set to include a film screening, pizza, snacks, crafts and more. The cost is $20 for members or $25 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

The Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., is set to host Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend at 7 p.m. Sept. 18-20. Admission starts at $65 per night. Call 702-284-7777 or visit orleansarena.com.

The HardHat Lounge, 1675 Industrial Road, plans a Third Thursdays event at 8 p.m. Sept. 18. Art displays, comedy, music and dancing are planned. Visit hardhatbar.com or call 702-384-8987.

REO Speedwagon is slated to perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets are $59.95. Visit orleanscasino.com or call 702-365-7111.

The Community Counseling Center of Southern Nevada’s Bite at the Museum fundraising event is scheduled for 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Nevada State Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The event is slated to include live entertainment, a silent auction, appetizers and an after-hours stroll through the museum. Tickets start at $75. Visit biteatthemuseum.com.

The Music 4 Life Health Club & Training Center, 2975 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite B, plans an all-ages drum circle from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Sept 20. The event is free for members and $5 for nonmembers. Drums are provided, but participants can bring their own. Call 702-889-2881 or visit music4life.us.

The Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., plans a free Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Prizes are set to be available, and attendees are asked to bring their own deck. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3820.

Spanish Guitar Fusion is planned from 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 21 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Ricardo Griego will perform Flamenco music with salsa dancers at the free event. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3964.

An all-ages family game day is slated for 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3820.

“Wicked Plants: The Exhibit” is planned from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 21-Jan. 4 inside the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visitors can learn about poisonous and carnivorous plants. The exhibit is free for members or with paid general admission. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

The Music 4 Life Health Club & Training Center, 2975 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite B, plans a Kids Rhythm Club session from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Sept. 24. Children can drum together and take part in other activities. Ear plugs and drums are to be provided. Call 702-889-2881 or visit music4life.us.

The Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., plans a pirate puppet workshop from 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 for children ages 6-11. Youths can hear pirate stories and create pirate puppets to take home. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3820.

The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., plans to host the “Three Minutes Exhibition,” a free display featuring work by photographer Seder Burns, through Nov. 26. The exhibit can be viewed from 12:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m Saturdays. Call 702-229-1012.

Super Summer Theatre plans performances of “Arsenic and Old Lace” at 7:05 p.m. Sept. 18-20 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159. Tickets are $12.95 in advance or $20 at the gate. Visit supersummertheatre.org.

An exhibit by Sush Machida titled “Tokyo in Vegas: Vision Collision” is set to be displayed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Sept. 27 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The show is free for members or with paid general admission. Call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.

WORTH A DRIVE

The Red Rock Pro Open Challenger is slated for Sept. 21-28 at Red Rock Country Club, 2250 Red Springs Drive. The United States Tennis Association women’s $50,000 Pro Circuit tournament features 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams. Special events are set to include a kids’ fun day, a pro-am tournament and a player party. General admission is free Sept. 21 and 22. Visit redrockproopen.com.

The Nevada Ballet Theatre plans to start its 2014-15 main stage performance season with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act I” and “Seasons on Saturday,” slated for 7:30 pm Sept. 20 and 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $29. Call 702-749-2012 or visit nevadaballet.com.

The joint Balloons With A Twist/HalloweenMart 20th anniversary party is set from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 at HalloweenMart, 6230 S. Decatur Blvd. The free, family-oriented party is set to feature balloon artists, face painters, the Slidin’ Thru food truck, Popped’s frozen popcorn, a bounce house, games, prizes and raffles. An acro yoga demonstration is planned at 12:15 p.m., a clown magic show at 12:45 p.m., a petting zoo from 1 to 2 p.m. and an arts and crafts table sponsored from 2 to 4 p.m. Visit balloonswithatwist.com or halloweenmart.com.

The art exhibit “Fusionaroma” by Behzad Dowlatshahi and Samira Nozari, published poets and painters known in Iran, is set to tour Las Vegas galleries through Jan. 4. The exhibit features abstract, expressionist, conceptual, figurative, realist and wet-on-wet (alla prima) paintings with oil and acrylic on canvas. It is set to be exhibited through Oct. 14 at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave., 702-507-4010; and from Oct. 28-Jan. 4 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., 702-507-3820.

The Clark County Museum, 1830 S. Boulder Highway, plans to display its “Curator’s Choice: Favorites from the Collection” exhibit through January. The exhibit was selected by Dawna Jolliff, who has been with the museum for 38 years. Call 702-455-7955.

Wonderground, a monthly variety and magic performance, is scheduled for 8 to 11 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Olive Mediterranean Grill and Hookah Bar, 3850 E. Sunset Road. Steampunk magician Dyno Staats is set to be among the performers. Tickets are $10. Visit vegaswonderground.com, theolivegrill.com or call 702-451-8805.

PLAN AHEAD

A free pumpkin patch party is scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon Sept. 27 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Participants can enjoy fun stories and create a pumpkin to take home. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3820.

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., has scheduled an Asian Heritage Celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 27. The event is set to feature music, dance, cultural performances, traditional food, a colorful lantern parade, karaoke and origami. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12 and free for those 4 or younger. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

Comedian Paula Poundstone is set to perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 26 and 27 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets are $19.95. Visit orleanscasino.com or call 702-365-7111.

Greek food, dancing and live music are planned during the 42nd annual Greek Food Festival from 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 25, 3 to 11 p.m. Sept. 26, noon to 11 p.m. Sept. 27 and noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 28 at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 5300 S. El Camino Road. The event will include vendors selling clothing, jewelry, art and cultural and religious items. Church tours and a children’s area also are planned. Admission is $6 or free for children 12 or younger, military personnel and their families. A $10 pass is available for all three days. Visit www.lasvegasgreekfestival.com or call 702-221-8245.

Australian Pink Floyd is set to perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 26 at The Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $40. Visit palms.com/event-calendar.

Crosby, Stills and Nash are set to perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at The Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $60. Visit palms.com/event-calendar.

Mob-Con is set for Sept. 27 and 28 at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. The event is set to include talks by former Mafia members and law enforcement officials, raffles, auctions and vendors. Tickets start at $180 and include two-day entrance and a cocktail party. Visit mob-con.net.

The West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., plans a free screening of the documentary “The Cove” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 2, with special guest Ric O’Barry. Visit mojavedolphins.com or call 702-507-3944 for details.

The Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road, is set to host the Rockabilly Rockout, a four-day weekend music festival event, Oct. 2-5. It features 16 bands, 10 disc jockeys, vendors and more. Tickets are $120. Visit rockabillyrockout.com.

“Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival” is planned at 6 p.m. Oct. 3 and 1 and 4 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5 at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $20. Call 702-284-7777 or visit orleansarena.com.

Good Samaritan Christian Academy plans its fourth annual Sips for Scholarships silent auction and wine tasting from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 8425 W. Windmill Lane. Tickets are $15, and attendees must be 21 or older. Call 702-407-6749 or visit goodsamlv.com.

The fifth annual Grapes & Hops Festival is scheduled for 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Live music and samplings of wine, beer and local cuisine are planned. A silent auction is set to benefit Par for The Cure, a nonprofit dedicated to breast cancer research. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. VIP tickets are $100 and include early admission, a private bar and specialty food samples. Members receive $5 off. Call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.

Ward 5 Bluegrass in the Park is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 5 at Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave. Local bluegrass and acoustic bands are set to play traditional American music with banjos, fiddles, guitars and mandolins. The event is free. Call 702-229-5443.

The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., plans to host Jim Belushi & The Sacred Hearts at 8 p.m. Oct. 4-5. Tickets start at $39.95 and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming box office. Call 702-636-7075 or visit orleanscasino.com.

The 18th annual Desert Thunder Motorcycle Rally/Classic Car Show is set from 5 p.m. to midnight Oct. 10-11 at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. The event is set to include celebrities, live music, a bike show, a classic car show, poker, vendors, raffles, a live auction and more. Desert Thunder is a Children’s Charity dedicated to raising funds that are donated to children’s service organizations in Southern California and Southern Nevada. A $20 day pass is available for locals. Special hotel rates, sponsorships, vendor opportunities and registration are available by visiting desertthunder.org.

Comedian Bill Maher is set to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11 at The Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $50. Visit palms.com/event-calendar.

Disc jockeys DDR from Los Angeles and Lethal One from the United Kingdom are slated to spin tracks at 10 p.m. Oct. 11 at the HardHat Lounge, 1675 Industrial Road. Admission is $10, and attendees must be 21 or older. Visit hardhat.com for details.

The Rotary Park Arts Festival is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at Rotary Park, 901 Hinson St. The all-ages festival is scheduled to offer performances, artwork, crafts and refreshments. The event is free. Call 702-229-1012 or 702-229-3514.

Comedian Don Rickles is set to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 11 and 12 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $79.95. Call 702-365-7075 or visit orleanscasino.com.

The Las Vegas Legends, part of the Major Arena Soccer League, are set to play 10 home games at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., beginning with a preseason game Oct. 12. Individual tickets are $9 for children and $20 for adults; season tickets are $70 for children and $120 for adults; and VIP season tickets are $320. Call 702-233-3600 or visit lasvegaslegends.com.

The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., plans a free screening of “Frida” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16. The R-rated biographical film chronicles the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Call 702-229-6383.

Comedian Frank Caliendo is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $34.95. Call 702-365-7075 or visit orleanscasino.com.

The United Way of Southern Nevada plans its annual Community in Blue campaign celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Brasilia Ballroom at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. The event celebrates United Way’s achievements and honors individuals, businesses and community partners. Tickets are $80 per person or $700 for a table of 10. Call 702-892-2363 or visit uwsn.org.

The art exhibit “Fusionaroma” by Behzad Dowlatshahi and Samira Nozari, published poets and painters known in Iran, is set to be displayed Oct. 28-Jan. 4 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. It features various styles — abstract, expressionism, conceptual, figurative, realism and wet-on-wet (alla prima) paintings with oil and acrylic on canvas. Call 702-507-3820.

Erasure is set to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at The Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $39. Visit palms.com/event-calendar.

A new live game show titled “You Bet Your Wildlife” is scheduled on Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 30 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The 30-minute quiz show is set for 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to winners. The event is free for members or with paid general admission. Call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.

John Prine is set to perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at The Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $39. Visit palms.com/event-calendar.

ONGOING EVENTS

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 costs $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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