THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. “The Bird Dogs —The Everly Brothers Experience”: The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Jan 23 and 24 at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $20. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
2. “Big Fish”: The Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts plans to present performances of “Big Fish” Jan 22-31 at Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School, 2015 S. Hualapai Way. The musical, directed by Erik Ball, will be presented in Faith’s state-of-the-art theater at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $6 to $20. Visit faithconservatory.com.
3. Hal Sparks: The comedian is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 23 as part of the Comedy Rocks series at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Tickets are $25 and $35. Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit sclv.com/concerts or purchase tickets through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Third Thursdays: The monthly event is planned from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at Village Square, 9400 W. Sahara Ave. It is set to offer a free classic and hot rod car show, local vendors, raffles, a children’s play area and music. Visit govillagesquare.com or call 702-715-4110.
Beers with Beers: Ward 2 Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers plans to meet with residents from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at Toros Mexican Cantina, 11760 W. Charleston Blvd. Call 702-229-2144.
Scholarship winners ceremony: The Gateway Arts Foundation is set to present the 2015 scholarship winners awards ceremony and performances by past and current winners at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Family Music Center, 8125 W. Sahara Ave. Email email@example.com or call 702-255-0695.
West Side Photo Club: The free club plans to meet from 7 to 9 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at Summerlin Hospital, 657 N. Town Center Drive. It is looking for active, experienced photographers willing to share their knowledge and passion for digital photography. The varied meeting agenda promotes the technical, artistic and social aspects of photography. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a meeting agenda.
Women’s Wellness Workshop: Sari Dennis of My Wellness Counts plans to offer the workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 23-Feb. 6. It will include women-to-women support strategies, exercises in bonding, taking charge of eating habits and getting a hands-on look at ways to make recipes healthier with simple changes. Lunch is included. The cost is $325 for four sessions. Space is limited. Visit mywellnesscounts.com.
Franco Valeriani — Live in Concert: The free event is planned from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in the multipurpose room of the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Saxophonist Valeriani plans to perform original music and covers of popular music in Italy. Call 702-507-3631 or visit lvccld.org.
Wilderness First Aid: The class is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 23 and 24 at the Boca Park REI, 710 S. Rampart Blvd. REI has partnered with the Wilderness Medicine Institute of The National Outdoor Leadership School to offer the two-day course that will teach the wilderness medicine skills needed to recreate with confidence. The cost is $225 for members and $255 for nonmembers. Call 702-951-4488 or visit rei.com/stores/las-vegas-boca-park.
Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival: The 15th annual festival is scheduled through Jan. 24, with most films set to screen at the Adelson Educational Campus, 9700 Hillpointe Road. The remaining schedule is: “Dough,” 7 p.m. Jan. 21, Cinemark Theatres in the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South; “Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict,” 7 p.m. Jan. 23, Adelson Campus; “Rosenwald,” 1 p.m. Jan. 24, Adelson Campus; and “The Liberators,” 3:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Adelson Campus. All films will be accompanied by the filmmakers, or related experts in the subject matter, who will provide introductions and moderate post-screening discussions with the audience. Tickets are $10 at lvjff.org.
Rainbow Youth Soccer League signups: The signups are planned from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 23, 30 and Feb. 6 at Villa Pizza, 3385 S. Durango Drive. The cost is $125, and the fee includes 10 games, a complete uniform and picture plaque. The league is coed for ages 2 to 18. Bring a copy of birth certificate or shot records. Visit ryslsoccerleague.com or call 702-873-1451.
An Afternoon with Art: The event, hosted by the Gateway Arts Foundation, is planned at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at Hattie’s House, 9109 Lazy Hill Circle. Art, a multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer and co-star of PBS documentary “Off the Charts,” is set to pay tribute to his favorite composers, including Sinatra and The Beatles. Tickets are $15. Call 702-255-0695 or visit gatewayartsfoundation.org.
Bridal Showcase Show: The free event is planned from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Hillpointe Event Center, 9001 Hillpointe Road. A $4,000 wedding with cake and champagne reception is set to be given away. Also planned are tastings, prizes and discounts Visit tinyurl.com/ju5ktvv.
Helping Arthritis Foundation: The William Carr Gallery at Tivoli Village, 400 S. Rampart Blvd., No. 150, plans to host an appreciation event for Arthritis Foundation VIPs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25. A percentage of sales will be donated to the foundation from purchases made that day or weekend. Visit williamcarrgallery.com or call 702-888-1088.
Homebuyer’s Education Seminar: The Nevada Partners seminar is planned from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 27 in the meeting room at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Learn about the process from A to Z, including managing your money to achieve your financial goals; the importance of good credit; and sustaining homeownership once you’ve achieved it. Upon completion of this eight-hour seminar, the participant receives a Homebuyers Education Certificate, a requirement for most down payment assistance programs. The workshop is free and open to the public. To register, call 702-924-2100, ext. 230. Additional sessions are planned in February. For more information, call 702-507-3717 or visit lvccld.org.
Support Group: A Bladder Cancer Support Group is slated to meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Summerlin Hospital, 657 N. Town Center Drive. All future meetings will be held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the same time. Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Human Jukebox: Hal Savar, nicknamed the “Human Jukebox,” is set to perform live acoustic music from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 27 at Crave American Kitchen & Sushi Bar at Downtown Summerlin, 10970 Rosemary Park Drive, Suite 160. Guests can select songs from a 300-plus song listing menu, including 10 genres of music. Food and drink specials are planned in the bar area. There is no cover charge. Visit cravesummerlin.com or call 702-878-5505.
Go Red Total Makeover: The event is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 6 at Macy’s in Downtown Summerlin, 2075 Festival Plaza Drive, in conjunction with the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign. Interactive makeover stations will be located throughout the store. A Go Red Total Makeover winner is being sought to highlight at the event and will receive a $500 Macy’s gift card. Entries must be submitted by Jan. 24 at tinyurl.com/jc6wvxy. For criteria, visit goredforwomen.org.
Lifeguard training: American Red Cross Lifeguard Training classes are planned for those 15 or older on weekends or nights beginning in January at Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive. Trainees must pass the prerequisites on the first day before they are taught and certified in lifeguard training, CPR/AED and first aid. Call 702-229-1488 or visit lasvegasparksandrec.com.
Youth Soccer League Registration: Registration is open until full for ages 3 to 10 at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive, for Saturday games set to start March 19. The cost is $45 for ages 3 and 4 and $55 for ages 5 to 10. Youths will play in age divisions, with one weekly practice and one game on Saturdays at All American Park, 1551 S. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-229-1100.
The Clark County Artists Guild Winter Arts Celebration:The exhibit is set to be open during regular library hours through Feb. 23 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive, featuring more than 70 artists including woodworkers, jewelers and painters. Call 702-507-3860 or visit lvccld.org.
Art display: Steve Pollutro is set to display artwork at Rachel’s Kitchen, 9691 Trailwood Drive, through January.
“Hues of Emotion”: The art exhibit by Christine Binns is set to run through March 6 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Binns’ colorful, abstract mixed-media paintings are intended to elicit an emotional response from the viewer or for emotion to be drawn out from it. Call 702-507-3630 or visit lvccld.org.
Ward 2 Walkers: The group plans to meet at 8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Hualapai Canyon Trailhead on Hualapai Way north of Alta Drive. Join Ward 2 Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers for exercise and conversation. The trailhead loop is 1 mile, and the intent is to walk two loops. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov/information or call 702-229-2144.
Spring Mountain docent classes: The Spring Mountain Ranch State Park Docent Organization is seeking volunteers. New classes are underway. Call Carlo Luzzi at 702-355-9341 or email email@example.com.
Bluegrass Festival Craft Market: The city of Las Vegas is looking for artisan vendors to showcase and sell their work at the 2016 Bluegrass Festival’s Craft Market, set from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 9 at Durango Hills Park, 3545 N. Durango Drive. Applications are free and must be submitted by Feb. 29. All artists who create original Americana/folk art and crafts in any variety of media, including paints, sculpture, print work, photographs, fabric art, jewelry, ceramics, woodworking and home decor are encouraged to apply. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov/faces/home/office-of-cultural-affairs. For more information, call 702-229-3514 or visit artslasvegas.org.
WORTH A DRIVE
“The Passion of Love by Zinovy”: The show, featuring music with vibrant visual art blended by composer and painter Zinovy Shersher, is scheduled to be on display from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Jan. 21 through March 1, at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. An opening reception is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-4010.
Date Night in the Kitchen: Divine Events is set to kick off couples’ cooking classes in the Divine Cafe at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Learn to prepare a four-course dinner featuring Spanish Tapas, French salads, Italian risottos and Portuguese desserts paired with wines from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 22. Admission is $178 per couple or $160.20 for Springs Preserve members. Reservations are required. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.
Free ski lessons: Complimentary coaching from certified ski and snowboard instructors is planned at the Lee Canyon Ski & Snowboard Resort, 6725 Lee Canyon Road, to any visitor at any time. Guests 13 or younger may participate in the free coaching program only when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Visit leecanyonlv.com.
Junior Master Gardener open houses: The Nevada Cooperative Extension plans to host an open house for its Junior Master Gardener program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Research Center and Demonstration Orchard’s Children’s Garden, 4600 Horse Road in North Las Vegas. A second open house is planned for the same time on Jan. 30 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. View projects and collect information on the upcoming sessions for children 7 to 12 that are set to begin in February. Junior Master Gardener Ambassadors will be on hand, and a make-and-take project, tours of the children’s demonstration gardens and refreshments are planned. Registration for the spring sessions will be available. Call Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Morris Day and The Time: The performance is scheduled at 8 p.m. Jan. 23. at Sam’s Town Live! at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Tickets start at $25. Visit any Boyd Gaming box office, call 702-284-7777 or visit samstownlv.com.
Star Wars Day: The event is planned from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place. Special Star Wars and space-related programming and special guests are planned. For the full schedule, visit discoverykidslv.org.
Riverdance — The 20th Anniversary World Tour: The event is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26-31 and 2 p.m. Jan. 30 and 31 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $29 to $129. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
“Ignominious Refuse”: The exhibition featuring the work of Brent Holmes is scheduled to be on display from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays Jan. 26 through March 11 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. An artist’s reception is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.
Fine art paint parties: City Lights Art Gallery, 3 E. Army St., plans to host the events from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 23 for up to 10 participants. Artists are set to lead the events. The cost is $35 per person and includes all art materials and refreshments. The parties, meant to raise funds for scholarships benefiting local art students, are set to be held monthly every second and fourth Saturday. Call 702-260-0300 or email email@example.com to RSVP. Visit citylightsartgallery.com.
Sinatra’s Centennial: The Las Vegas News Bureau plans to celebrate Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday with photographs in an exhibit set to run Jan. 26 through March 20 during regular hours at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-6030.
Singles Travel Club: The Las Vegas Singles Travel and Social Club, a group of mature singles interested in local, national and international travel, plan to meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd. This month’s speaker is slated to discuss visiting Argentina. A small fee is charged to cover refreshments and the cost of the meeting room. Guests are always welcome. Call 702-873-8309.
50 Years of Civil Liberties in the Silver State: The history panel hosted by The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Inspire Theatre, 107 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The panel is set to be moderated by UNLV associate professor Dr. Michael Green and include Renee Diamond and Caryll Dziedziak of UNLV, Sen. David Parks of District 7, and Dennis McBride, director of the Nevada State Museum. Visit inspirelasvegas.com or call 702-750-0017.
The Composer’s Showcase of Las Vegas: The event is scheduled at 10:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $20 to $25. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
(Monkey): The exhibition is scheduled by appointment through Feb. 20 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. The annual invitational fine art exhibit focuses on Chinese heritage. Because the coming 2016 Chinese New Year is the Year of the Monkey, artists are asked to make pieces that include the monkey and signifiers, images, or visual concepts that honor and celebrate Chinese tradition. A meet-the-artists reception is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
Digging in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt: A free presentation on the topic is planned at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Nevada State College auditorium, 1021 E. Paradise Hills Drive. It is open to the public. Dr. Paul Buck is set to be digging several 3,000-year-old royal burial tombs in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt, during the 2016 spring semester as part of the Pacific Lutheran University Valley of the Kings Project. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Reservoir Dolls”: Performances of the play, written by Erika Soerensen and based on the film “Reservoir Dogs” by Quentin Tarantino, are scheduled at 8 p.m. Jan. 21-23, 28-30 and at 2 p.m. Jan. 24 and 31 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $20. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.
“Tribes”: A play by Nina Raine, directed by T. J. Larsen and Jacob Moore, is scheduled for 8 p.m. Jan. 21-23 and 2 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Black Box at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors or students. Visit lvlt.org.
“Middletown”: The play by Will Eno, to be directed by Ela Rose, is set to be performed at 8 p.m. Jan. 21-23 and 28-30 and at 2 p.m. Jan. 23, 24 and 31 on the main stage at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for seniors or students. Visit lvlt.org.
Tree care: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans to present its annual Professional Tree Care Seminar and Workshop in English on Jan. 22 and in Spanish on Jan. 29, both from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Early registration will begin at 6 a.m. both days. This year’s emphasis is on urban tree care, including best practices for tree health. The cost is $25 with pre-registration or $30 at the door and includes the full-day seminar, handouts, coffee and beverages, CEUs and lunch. Register at 2016treecareseminarenglish.eventbrite.com. For more information, call ‘Chelle Reed at 702-257-5536 or email email@example.com, or for the Spanish seminar, call Martha Barajas at 702-257-5522 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
#TrytheTower: The partial tower practice climb for the Scale the Strat race is scheduled from 7 to 9 a.m. Jan. 23 at the Stratosphere, 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The practice climb will allow participants access to the stairwells at the very top of Stratosphere Tower, Level 101 to Level 112. The cost is $30, and the Stratosphere has offered for each climber to receive two coupons for free admission for the Stratosphere Tower for use at a later date. Sign up at action.lung.org/TrytheTower2016 or register onsite the day of the practice climb by the Top of World podium inside Stratosphere Tower on the second level, starting at 6:30 a.m. The American Lung Association’s Scale the Strat race is set for Feb. 28. Visit scalethestrat.com.
Gardening in Small Places: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans the hands-on workshop on pruning from 8 a.m. to noon. Jan. 23. Taught by Dr. Angela O’Callaghan, the class is designed to show the what, when, where, why and how of pruning a landscape to keep plants healthy. Bring pruners (but do not buy them for class; that is a topic to be addressed), gloves and eye protection. Class space is limited and pre-registration is required. There is a $25 fee for each class that includes class materials. To register for the workshop held at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, contact Elaine Fagin at email@example.com or call 702-257-5573. To register online, visit tinyurl.com/gp6nqne. Upcoming Gardening in Small Places workshop dates are Feb. 20, vegetables; March 19, composting; April 9, irrigation; May 7, problem solving; and June 11, organic gardening.
Utah Shakespeare Company Tour: The Utah Shakespeare Company plans to bring its 75-minute education outreach production of “Hamlet” to town at 2 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The program is free, but tickets are required. Get them at artslasvegas.org.
Junior Master Gardener: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans to offer the hands-on program for children 7 to 12 starting in February. The first classes of the eight-session program are set for 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 6 at the Research Center & Demonstration Orchard, 4600 Horse Drive, for residents in the north valley, and 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 13 at the Lifelong Learning Center’s Outdoor Education Center, 8050 Paradise Road, for residents in the south valley. Children will learn about plants, water, soil, vegetables and more. The program also helps foster leadership skills and community service, organizers said. The eight-session class fee is $52, and sessions are planned twice monthly. Register by contacting Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit jmgkids.us.
Community Safety Forum: The Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave., plans to host a free Community Safety Forum from 2 to 3 p.m. the third Sunday of each month through 2016. Each presentation includes free general admission to the museum following the presentation as well as livestreaming of the event. Topics announced so far are: Feb. 21, The Active Shooter, with officers from the MACTAC (Multiple-Assault Counter Terrorism Action Capability) unit talking about active shooter awareness, incident response and workplace violence; and March 20, The Ins and Outs of the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, including information about the progression of a criminal case from arrest to post-conviction procedures. Call 702-229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.
Cirque Run: Cirque du Soleil is set to host its 15th annual Run Away with Cirque du Soleil community 5K run and 1-mile fun walk March 12 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Onsite registration is set to start at 7 a.m. Pre-race activities are slated to begin at 8 a.m. with the race starting at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $37 for the 5K and $27 for the 1-mile in advance or $3 more after March 1. Register at tinyurl.com/run2016.
Backcountry Skills: The class is planned for 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Boca Park REI, 710 S. Rampart Blvd. The cost is $60 for members and $80 for nonmembers. Call 702- 951-4488 or visit rei.com/stores/las-vegas-boca-park.
Neil Diamond’s 75th Birthday Tribute: The show is planned for 7 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $20. Visit scscai.com or call 702-240-1301.
Artisan Craft Festival: The event is set from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. Meet new artists and listen to music. Admission is free. Children’s face painting, free gifts, games and contests are planned. Visit artisancraftfestival.com.
Westside Newcomers Club: The club plans to host a free coffee event for prospective members at 9:15 a.m. Feb. 3 at Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church, 2004 Spring Gate Lane. The coffee event takes place the first Wednesday of each month. The social club is for women who have lived in the Las Vegas area for 10 years or less or for those who have a life-changing event, such as retirement. A luncheon with a program is planned for the second Wednesday of each month. Visit westsidenewcomersclub.org., facebook.com/westsidenewcomers, or call Phyllis Cohen at 702-818-5120.
Jewish Singles Club: The social club for men and women plans to meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Jewish Community Center, 8689 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 180. It meets the first Wednesday of the month. Meetings are open and free to anyone interested in entertaining programs and socializing. Call 702-233-8618 or 702-243-1761.
“The Philosophy of Form and Color”: An artist reception for the exhibit by Eyob Mergia is scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at The Studio at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The exhibition, set to run Feb. 5 through April 2, features drawings, murals and colorful, multi-panel paintings that borrow from Cubism, Abstract Expressionism and the emotional realism of the Baroque period. Call 702-507-3630 or visit lvccld.org.
Scenes from “The Odd Couple (Female Version)”: The free performance is set for 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Call 702-240-1301 or visit scscai.com.
Spaghetti dinner fundraiser: The Temple Sinai youth group plans to host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the temple, 9001 Hillpointe Road, to raise funds for camper scholarships for Camp Sam, a summer camp experience in Lee Canyon for physically and cognitively disabled adults. The cost for the dinner is $10 for adults (family maximum of $25) and $5 for children younger than 12, with all proceeds going to support the camp. Raffle tickets will be $1 each and prizes include show tickets and salon services. Visit templesinailv.org or call 702-254-5110.
Free guitar lessons for beginners: Classes are set from noon to 1 p.m. the first three Sundays of each month at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. February sessions are scheduled for Feb. 7, 14 and 21. Call 702-533-3611.
Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Showcase: The stay-and-play tournament for teams of boys and girls U12-U19 is planned for Feb. 12-15 at the Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex, Kellogg-Zaher Sports Complex and Ed Fountain Park, among other venues. The tournament is co-hosted by the city of Las Vegas and the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club. Team registration closed in December, but games are free for spectators. Call 702-229-2488, email email@example.com or visit vmayorscup.com.
Reading with Rascal: The next free session is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 13 in the multipurpose room of Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pavilion Center Drive. It’s slated to be held the second Saturday of every month except for June, July and August. Children can read to a certified therapy dog. Refreshments are served. All ages are welcome. No church affiliation is necessary. Call 702-561-4143.
Beers with Beers: Ward 2 Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers plans to meet with residents 21 or older from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Road Runner Saloon, 921 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-229-2144.
“Man in Black — A Tribute to Johnny Cash”: The show is slated for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 and 21 at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $24. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
Justin Willman: The comedian (who hosts “Cupcake Wars” on Food Network) is set to perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 20 as part of the Comedy Rocks series at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Tickets are $25 and $35. Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit sclv.com/concerts or purchase tickets through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.
“West from Home”: An artist reception for Valentin Yordanov is slated from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Feb 26 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. The exhibit, set to run during regular library hours Feb. 25 through April 19, features mixed-media paintings that combine twisting graphic lines with boldly colored shapes. Call 702-507-3860 or visit lvccld.org.
Extreme Thing Sports & Music Festival: The annual event, presented by Clark County Parks & Recreation, is set from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 2 at Desert Breeze Park, 8275 Spring Mountain Road at Durango Drive. A new layout is planned for 2016, with five concert stages, the Vegas AmJam (an amateur skate and BMX competition), vendor village and food area. General admission tickets are $20 in advance or, if available, $25 at the gate. Visit extremething.com.
Groups, societies and clubs:
The Centennial Las Vegas Genealogy Society is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of every month inside the community room of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 6670 W. Cheyenne Ave. The group is dedicated to genealogy and ancestry research. Visit clvgs7.wix.com/clvgs.
An Improv and Comedy Troupe is scheduled to meet and rehearse from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays at Five Star Tavern, 9201 Del Webb Blvd., at the Palm Valley Golf Course clubhouse. Spectators are welcome. Call 818-261-4566 or 702-363-5330.
Current Events West, a discussion group, plans to meet from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at the JCC, 8689 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 180. It is open to all. Call 702-794-0090.
The Rotary Club of Las Vegas-Summerlin invites the Summerlin business community to breakfast and fellowship Tuesday mornings at 7:15 a.m at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle. Email Pat Landaker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The nonprofit Las Vegas Crafters Guild meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month. Meetings are open to the public and consist of a short business portion, followed by an educational program. Meetings are at Michaels, 7195 Arroyo Crossing Parkway. Call 702-260-0932. For membership information, visit lasvegascraftersguild.com.
Named for the 10-13 call for an officer who needs assistance, the Las Vegas 13 Club meets the last Thursday of most months (except November, when they meet the third Thursday) at 7 p.m. at O’Aces Sports Bar, 4955 S. Decatur Blvd. The club is made up primarily of retired New York Police Department officers and other law enforcement officers. No meeting is planned for December. Visit lvten13.com or contact club president Peter Trimboli at 702-349-5313 or email@example.com.
The German Friendship Club plans to meet at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at the Trails Community Center, 1910 Spring Gate Lane. Call 702-254-2590.
The Las Vegas chapter of the American Merchant Marine Veterans invites past and present Merchant Mariners to its meetings, set for 11 a.m. the third Friday of every month except August at the Red Rock Moose Club, 4970 W. Charleston Blvd. Call Bill Galvez at 702-732-0888.
Sports Talk, a discussion group, is set to meet at 9:30 a.m. Fridays at the St. Tropez Buffet at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. The group is open to all. Call 702-794-0090.
Atria Seville, 2000 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to offer a chair yoga and meditation class for seniors from 2 to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. The class is led by master Mitch Menik and is open to the public. Sign in at the front desk. Visit atriaseville.com or call 702-804-6800.
Free Fly Fishing Workshops led by Bill Teresco are set to be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. for beginners and from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. for advanced students Thursdays at Bass Pro Shops, 8200 Dean Martin Drive. Visit basspro.com or call 702-730-5200.
Mindfulness and Insight Meditation is planned for 4:15 p.m. Sundays at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Call 702-507-3630.
Matt Hennager plans to offer free guitar lessons for beginners from noon to 1 p.m. the first three Sundays of each month at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Arrive 15 minutes early to tune your guitar. Call 702-507-3630 or 702-533-3611.
Grace Presbyterian Church’s Hualapai campus, 4590 S. Hualapai Way, plans to host a free movie night at 6:30 p.m. the second Friday of every month. Doors are set to open at 6 p.m., and popcorn and snacks will be provided. Call 702-384-4554.
The 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 the second Saturday of the month. ZIP codes served are 89113, 89118, 89139, 89141, 89148, 89178, and 89179. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Christian Church’s Summerlin congregation is scheduled to meet at Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School, 2015 S. Hualapai Way, at 9, 10:30 a.m. and noon Sundays. Visit centralonline.tv/summerlin.
At Tivoli Village:
Free parent and child tennis clinics by the United States Tennis Association Nevada are planned for the first Sunday of every month for children 8 or younger in the Children’s Play Area at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd. The clinic for 3- to 5-year-olds is planned from 1:30 to 2 p.m. and for 6- to 8-year-olds from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Visit tivolivillagelv.com.
The Fresh52 farmers market is open for the season at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd., with new vendors. The market is planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. On select dates, guests can also enjoy special events, live entertainment, chef demonstrations and free arts and crafts for kids. Ride a bicycle to the market and receive a 10 percent discount. Visit tivolivillagelv.com.
A Home 4 Spot Animal Rescue plans to host pet adoptions from noon to 3 p.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays at Petco, 10000 W. Sahara Ave. Adoptions are scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. the first Sunday at Shaggy Chic Pet Salon at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd. Visit ahome4spot.com.
At Downtown Summerlin:
Fit4Mom plans to host Stroller Barre classes from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive. Visit downtownsummerlin.com or call 702-832-1000.
Downtown Summerlin is offering a farmers market curated by Kerry Clasby, also known as The Intuitive Forager, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Pavilion on Festival Plaza Drive between Rosemary and Oval Park drives. The market features 90 percent organic produce and plans to host cooking demonstrations, live music, classes dedicated to ecological stewardship and tasting events. Visit downtownsummerlin.com.
The U.S. Tennis Association plans to host free tennis clinics for children ages 3 to 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays in the Macy’s Court at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive. The clinics are designed to introduce the sport to children and teach basic skill sets. Visit downtownsummerlin.com or call 702-832-1000.
Rampart Casino entertainment:
Addison’s Lounge in the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to host free weekly live entertainment. Upcoming acts include The Klique from 7 p.m. to midnight Jan. 22 and 23; Robbie Howard from 7 p.m. to midnight Jan. 29 and 30; and Wes Winters from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 26; Mark O’Toole from 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 27. Call 702-507-5900.
J.C.’s Irish Sports Pub inside the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to host free weekly live music 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Upcoming acts include Finnegan’s Wake Jan. 22 and 23; and Drew Baker Jan. 29 and 30. Call 702-869-7725.
The Rampart Casino’s Round Bar, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to present live music throughout the week. Upcoming acts include Cool Change from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. and More & Gendel from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Jan. 22 and 23; and More & Gendel from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. and High Rise from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Jan. 29 and 30. Call 702-507-5900.
Bonkerz Comedy Club inside Addison’s Lounge at the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., has acts slated for 7 p.m. Thursdays. Angie Krum is set for Jan. 21 and Allan Stephan for Jan. 28. Admission is free and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6 p.m. Call 702-507-5980.
Red Rock Resort entertainment:
Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to feature Mahi Crabbe from 5 to 10 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays in T-Bones Chophouse. Cali & Jared are set to perform from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Steven Raper is set to perform from 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit redrock.sclv.com.
Line dancing is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., for guests 21 or older. Visit redrock.sclv.com.
Zowie Bowie, featuring Chris Phillips, is scheduled to perform Fridays in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Doors open at 10 p.m. for guests 21 or older. Visit redrock.sclv.com.
Daniel Park is scheduled from 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays at Hearthstone. Visit redrock.sclv.com.
Live music is scheduled from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays in Onyx Bar at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Guests must be 21 or older. Rick Duarte is scheduled from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Tony Venniro from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturdays. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit redrock.sclv.com.
Live music is scheduled from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturdays in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit redrock.sclv.com.
Lucille’s plans to host live entertainment from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturdays. Visit redrock.sclv.com.
The Bingo Room at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to feature live music for guests 21 or older from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays. Visit redrock.sclv.com.
Friday Night Band Night is set to present live rock, blues or country bands at 7:30 p.m. Fridays at The Summit, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Admission is $10 with a one-drink minimum. Call 702-240-1311.
Las Vegas Accordion Club members Walter Piortrowski, Etta Baykara, Betty Guthrie, Mary Kaplan and Bob Schoffstall are scheduled to perform from 1 to 4 p.m. every third Saturday at the Food Factory, 4140 S. Durango Drive. Visit facebook.com/LVAccordions.
Free museum admission:
Bank of America invites cardholders to explore Southern Nevada museums free as part of the Museums on Us program the first weekend of every month. Anyone with a U.S. Trust, Merrill Lynch or Bank of America debit or credit card can visit the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place; Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North; or the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., free. Present a debit or credit card to receive free museum admission. Visit museums.bankofamerica.com.