THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. Artists Unleashed event: City of the World Art Gallery plans to mark its 20th anniversary with Artists Unleashed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 30 at Bruce Trent Park, 1600 N. Rampart Blvd. Free admission with a free gift bag is planned for the first 1,000 attendees. Art, a 1K art walk, a P.A.W.S. pet fashion show, entertainment, food trucks and a Kid’s Zone are planned. Call 705-523-5306.
2. Spring Festival: fresh52 plans to host the free festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 30 at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd. Food and beer trucks, live entertainment, children’s gardening, games and prizes, a petting zoo, local farm fresh produce, makers and crafters, artists, chefs, tastings and do-it-yourself workshops are planned. Visit tivolivillagelv.com or fresh52.com.
3. Fundraiser at Wet’n’Wild: Splash Down for Kids is set for April 30 at Wet’n’Wild, 7055 S Fort Apache Road. All proceeds will benefit Communities In Schools of Nevada and After-School All-Stars Las Vegas. Tickets are $25 advance and $35 at the door. Children 2 or younger will be admitted free. Call 702-979-1600 or visit cisnevada.org or asaslv.org. Use the promo code CISASASDAY16.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Rock Shot Birthday Bingo: The late-night Daubing After Dark bingo session is planned at 9 p.m. April 28 at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. It features a party-like atmosphere with a disc jockey, dim lighting and Jello shots for bingo winners and their tablemates. Visit redrock.sclv.com.
“My Fair Lady”: Signature Productions plans performances of the classic musical at 7:30 p.m. through April 30 at the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Tickets are $30 for adults, $28 for seniors 60 or older and students 13 or older, and $20 for children 6 to 12. A group rate for 20 tickets or more is $25 each. Call 702-878-7529 or visit signatureproductions.net.
Healthy Lifestyle Walk: The public is invited to join Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman as she leads the annual Healthy Lifestyle Walk, set for 8 a.m. April 30 at Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex, 7901 W. Washington Ave. The walk will be along the park’s 2.4-mile walking track and is a Corporate Challenge event. Visit lasvegasparksandrec.com.
Protect Gold Butte: The free event is planned from noon to 5 p.m. April 30 at Lush Cosmetics in Downtown Summerlin, 2120 Festival Plaza Drive, Suite 130, in partnership with local nonprofits Friends of Nevada Wilderness and Friends of Gold Butte. Group representatives will inform attendees about Gold Butte, answer questions, share photos and provide immediate ways for the public to take action to gain permanent protection for Gold Butte. Lush also plans to offer free hand treatments. Email email@example.com or call 702-515-5417. For more on Gold Butte, visit nevadawilderness.org/gold_butte or friendsofgoldbutte.org.
Sun City Musicmakers: The group is set to perform “A Sound Bouquet” at 7 p.m. April 30 and 2 p.m. May 1 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Expect music celebrating Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” as well as songs of The Beach Boys and The Supremes. Tickets are $10. Visit SCSCAI.com or call 702-240-1301.
Sun City Summerlin garage sale: The Spring Garage and Arts & Crafts Sale is set from 7 a.m. to noon April 30 at the Mountain Shadows Community Center, 9107 Del Webb Blvd. Admission is free. Visit SCSCAI.com.
Bowling for cancer research: A bowling fundraiser for cancer research is slated from 1 to 3 p.m. April 30 at the Suncoast Bowling Center, 9090 Alta Drive. The cost is $35 for ages 12 or older and includes two games of bowling, shoes, raffles and food. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 702-473-0078.
Ladybug Ball: The Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation plans to host its seventh annual Ladybug Ball at 6 p.m. April 30 at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Proceeds will benefit the educational, social and adaptive recreational programs and services offered to children with visual impairments. The cost is $300 for individuals or $3,000 for a table of 10. Visit nvblindchildren.org.
Women’s Spring Bling: The event, hosted by Central Christian Summerlin, is planned for 10 a.m. April 30 at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle, and is set to feature Hosanna poetry, a tea and coffee bar and brunch. Tickets are $25. Email email@example.com.
“Baseball Rivalries … Past and Present”: The talk with Steve Garvey and Pete Rose is set for 7 p.m. April 30 in the Suncoast Showroom at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $19.95. Call 702-284-7777 or visit suncoastcasino.com.
Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society: The group plans to present Art Chadwick, talking about large flowered cattleyas, at 2 p.m. May 1 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. A social hour is set for 1 p.m., and an orchid sale, show-and-tell and refreshments also are planned. The event is free. Call 702-845-4872.
The 2016 Large Vision Business Network Mixer: The Power of Women and Business expo is set from 6 to 9 p.m. May 3 at the Suncoast’s Grand Ballroom, 9090 Alta Drive. This year, five women who have made business and community service impacts in Clark County will be honored. Exhibits, raffle drawings, a diamond workshop, goodie bags, food and entertainment are planned. Attendees must be 21 or older. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 702-639-6964.
Book & Movie Club: The group is set to meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. May 4 at MountainView Hospital Medical Office Building H2U, Suite 114, 3150 N. Tenaya Way. Light refreshments will be served. Call 702-233-5474 or visit mountainview-hospital.com.
Red Rock marathon: Triple Dare Running Co. plans its spring race, Flight of Fire Trail Half Marathon & 10K, for May 14 at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive. Starting at the Visitor Center, the course will travel clockwise to the Moenkopi Loop, the Grand Circle Loop, and the White Rock-Willow Springs Trail, then to the White Rock dirt road, back to the Grand Circle Loop, on to the Calico Hills Trail, and finally back to the Moenkopi Loop, finishing back at the center. This course is a technical trail race, and trail shoes with gaiters are recommended. The 10K follows the same course, ending at the White Rock aid station. Shuttle service will be provided to return 10K runners to the start area. This event is limited to 200 participants. Visit tripledareruns.com.
WORTH A DRIVE
Great American Foodie Fest: The event is set to feature more than 50 food trucks and vendors, along with carnival rides and entertainment, from 5 to 11 p.m. April 28 and 29, noon to 11 p.m. April 30 and noon to 10 p.m. May 1 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets are $10 at the gate. Visit greatamericanfoodiefest.com/las-vegas.
Helldorado Days’ Art Show and Auction: The event is set from noon to 5 p.m. April 28-30 at the Las Vegas Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. A wine and cheese art auction and reception featuring a meet-and-greet with the artists is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. May 1. Visit elkshelldorado.com.
“Bridge to Terabithia”: The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre plans performances of a theatrical adaptation of the Newberry Award-winning classic at 7 p.m. April 29 and 30 and at 2 p.m. April 30 and May 1 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Visit artslasvegas.org.
The Shapiro Project: The performance is set for 7 p.m. April 29 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. It is part of the Winchester’s Jazz on the Patio Concert Series and is set to include a wine tasting and food available for purchase. Admission is $15 per person and $10 for six wine tasting tickets. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.
Las Vegas 51s’ “Star Wars” and Fireworks Night: The event is planned for 7:05 p.m. April 29 at Cashman Field, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. It is set to feature photos with “Star Wars” characters, a tennis ball toss fundraiser, prizes and a post-game “Star Wars”-themed fireworks display. Tickets are $10. For every ticket sold, $3 will go to HELP of Southern Nevada. For tickets, email email@example.com or call 702-836-2130.
Science & Technology Expo: The free exposition is planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 29 at the College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. The event plans to promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs that help prepare students for careers in these fields. Visit csn.edu.
Race for Hope and Fun Walk: The Grant a Gift Autism Foundation’s seventh annual Race for Hope and Fun Walk is scheduled at 8 a.m. April 30 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. On-site registration begins at 7 a.m. Visit grantagiftfoundation.org or call 702-564-2453.
Picnic By Design — “Parasols in the Park”: The event, benefiting The Center Las Vegas and DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS), is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. April 30 at Symphony Park, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Lawn games and a VIP cocktail hour are scheduled at 4:30 p.m., and the buffet-style dinner and live entertainment, including UNLV Jazz Ensemble, songstress Toscha Comeaux and male quartet These Guys, are scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Visit tinyurl.com/picbyd16.
Fashion event: The Women’s Club of Summerlin plans to host Morning of Fashion, Beauty and Breakfast from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 30 in the Fashion Show mall’s Mariposa Room, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Expect raffles, door prizes and a no-host bar. Tickets are $49 per person. All proceeds will benefit the club’s Dare to Dream grant program. Visit womensclubofsummerlin.org.
Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour Las Vegas: The event is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. April 30 at The Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South. It is set to include the opportunity to sample from 240 wineries, a buffet and a souvenir Riedel tasting glass. Tickets are $395. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation, which supports scholarships and grants to students pursuing careers in the wine industry. Visit grandtour.winespectator.com.
Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit: The event is set from 8 to 11 p.m. April 30 at the Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. The event includes comfort foods paired with beers and cocktails and live music. The cost is $195. Visit tinyurl.com/uncork16.
Dia del Nino: Families are invited to celebrate childhood and Children’s Day with clowns, magicians, cooking demonstrations, face painting, a petting zoo, live entertainment, traditional foods and drinks, hands-on arts and crafts, an exhibit of art by internationally renowned Latino artists and more from noon to 5 p.m. April 30 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is $6. Visit springspreserve.org.
Shop for Success sale: Nonprofit Dress for Success Southern Nevada plans to host the public inventory reduction sale of fashions and accessories from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 30 and 10 a.m to 3 p.m. May 1 in the Westland Fair Shopping Center, 4443 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit dressforsuccesssouthernnevada.org or call 702-684-6412.
Wildfire Awareness Half Marathon and 5K Trail Run: Hosted by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Living With Fire Program, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and Desert Sky Adventures, the event is planned from 8 a.m. to noon May 1 at the Spring Mountain Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road. All proceeds will be donated to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. Another race is planned in Northern Nevada. Visit desertskyadventures.com/wildlandlasvegas.
San Gennaro Feast: The Italian food and music festival is planned from 4 to 11 p.m. May 4 and 5, 4 p.m. to midnight May 6, noon to midnight May 7, and noon to 11 p.m. May 8 at the Craig Ranch Regional Park Amphitheater, 628 W. Craig Road. Food, entertainment and carnival rides are planned. A fireworks show is planned for May 8. Visit sangennarofeast.com.
21st annual Susan G. Komen Las Vegas Race for the Cure: The event is scheduled to start at 8:15 a.m. May 7 at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Clark Avenue. On-site registration is scheduled starting at 6 a.m. The cost is $30 for individuals, $25 for team members, $10 for Kids for the Cure and Babies for the Cure and $5 for a timing tag. Visit tinyurl.com/komen2016 or call 702-822-2324.
Super Summer season opener: “Hooray for Hollywood,” this year’s Super Summer Theatre season opener, is set to feature Academy Award-winning songs from the past 80 years at 7:30 p.m. May 13 and 14 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Tickets are $10.95 in advance and $20 at the gate. Visit supersummertheatre.org.
New Vista Community Wine Walk: The walk is set from 7 to 10 p.m. May 21 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Each walk is set to showcase a variety of food and wine throughout Town Square and feature 15 wines for sampling. The cost is $25 per person in advance or $30 the day of the event. Individuals must be 21 or older to attend. Visit winewalklv.com. or call 702-269-5000.
New Pathways Cafe: The program for people experiencing early memory loss and their loved ones is scheduled to begin May 5 at Temple Sinai, 9001 Hillpointe Road. The cafe is planned from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays for 16 weeks, with a breakfast and mid-morning snacks in between programs. The group is for people with an early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other memory loss/dementia and offers a positive setting for participants to adjust to memory loss and explore personal concerns within a comfortable social environment. Activities are designed to enhance physical and cognitive abilities. Call Marcy Cherek at 702-333-1546, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit nevadaseniorservices.org.
Humanitarian Work Day: Volunteers with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints plan to create hygiene bags for the homeless, quilts and cat’s cradle strings for Daughters of the Utah Pioneers from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5 at the Las Vegas Stake Chapel, 3400 W. Charleston Blvd. Lunch will be served. To sign up, contact Billie Bastian at 702-367-0051 or email@example.com.
Coffee with the Councilman: Meet with Ward 2 Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers from 7:30 to 9 a.m. May 6 at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 10834 W. Charleston Blvd., for conversation. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-2144.
The Silvertones: The group’s spring concert, “Everything’s Coming Up Broadway,” is set for 7 p.m. May 7 and 2 p.m. May 8 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $10 at the theater and other social monitor stations in Sun City. Call 702-363-3330.
New father class: Daddy 101 is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. May 10 at MountainView Hospital Medical Office Building H2U, Suite 114, 3150 N. Tenaya Way. It is designed to prepare new dads for assisting mom and baby after leaving the hospital. No moms or kids allowed. The cost is $25. Call 702-233-5474 or visit mountainview-hospital.com.
Reading with Rascal: The reading events are scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon May 14, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10 in the multipurpose room of Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pavilion Center Drive. Children of all ages are invited to read to registered therapy dogs. Call 702-561-4143.
A Modern Tribute to ABBA: “Thank You for the Music” is planned at 7 p.m. May 14 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $20. Call 702-240-1301.
Bike rodeo: The MountainView Hospital Bike Rodeo is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 14 at the hospital’s South Parking Lot, 3150 N. Tenaya Way. Kids can navigate the bike course, get a bike safety check, enter a raffle to win a bike, pick up a new helmet (courtesy of Land Rover Las Vegas), talk with Metro officers about bike safety and pick up route maps from the RTC. Visit mountainview-hospital.com.
Jazz & Wine Festival: Jazz music and wine tastings are scheduled for May 20 and 21 at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd. A Friday night concert is set to kick things off, followed by tastings Saturday from local and regional wineries and different genres of jazz on the main stage. Visit tivolivillagelv.com.
April Wine: The Canadian rock group is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. May 21 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $35 plus tax and fees. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
Showgirl Follies: “Merci” is set for 7 p.m. May 21 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $20. Call 702-240-1301.
Salsa Hub: The nonprofit plans to host dancing from 6 p.m. to midnight May 28 on the main stage at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd. Visit tivolivillagelv.com.
Unite@night Walk: The Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation plans to host the event at 7:30 p.m. June 11 at the Kellogg-Zaher Soccer Complex, 7901 W. Washington Ave. Registration for the 5k for runners is $35 and $20 for ages 12 or younger (raise $50 and get the fee waived). There is no registration fee to walk. Visit csfinfo.org/csf-unite-night.