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Summerlin Area Community Events Calendar, Jan. 7-13, 2016

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. In Its Entirety Concert Series:Next up is The Beatles: Hello/Goodbye! —”Meet The Beatles” and “Let it Be,” planned for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Tickets start at $15 for general admission for the all-ages show. Visit any Station Casinos Reward Center and the Fiestas, call 702-547-5300 or visit stationcasinos.com.

2. Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival: The 15th annual festival is scheduled for Jan. 9-24, with most films set to screen at the Adelson Educational Campus, 9700 Hillpointe Road. The opening night screening is “Son of Saul,” scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at Brenden Theatres at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Other films are: “The Frisco Kid,” 1 p.m. Jan. 10 at Adelson Campus; “Carvalho’s Journey,” 3:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at Adelson Campus; “Apples from the Desert,” 7 p.m. Jan. 16, Adelson Campus; “Semicolon,” 1 p.m. Jan. 17, Adelson Campus; “The Search for Israeli Cuisine,” 3:30 p.m. Jan. 17, Adelson Campus; “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.

3. Bluegrass Band Night: The event is set for 7 p.m. Jan 13 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $15. Visit scscai.com or call 702-240-1301.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Homebuyer’s Education Seminars: The Nevada Partners seminars are planned from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 7, 11, 20 and 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. Workshops are 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.

Discovering Italy — A Cultural Perspective:The free lecture is planned from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The monthly cultural presentations delve into various topics such as the history of Italian fashion, Italian family life and cultural music. Call 702-507-3631 or visit lvccld.org.

Footloose Friday: The free dancing event is planned for children 3 to 5 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Jan. 8 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Part of the Music and Movement series, it will feature scarves, shakers and rhythm sticks. Call 702-507-3860 or visit lvccld.org.

Rainbow Youth Soccer League signups: The signups are planned from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 9, 16, 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.

“Doris and Me”: Scott Dreier plans to present the show at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $20. Visit scscai.com or call 702-240-1301.

Real Life Superheroes storytime: The storytime with the theme of police is set from 11 a.m. to noon Jan. 9 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Along with storytime, songs and a police-related craft are planned for children 11 or younger. Call 702-507-3860 or visit lvccld.org.

Reading with Rascal: The next free session is planned from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 9 in the multipurpose room of Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pavilion Center Drive. Refreshments are planned. Children of all ages can read to registered therapy dogs. Call 702-561-4143.

A Flock of Seagulls: The English new-wave band is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 in the Showroom at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $20. Call 702-284-7777 or visit suncoastcasino.com.

Orchid Society meeting: The Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society plans to present Ron Parsons, speaking about orchids of Indonesia, at 2 p.m. Jan. 10 in the meeting room at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. A social hour is planned for 1 p.m., and the society’s annual white elephant sale, orchid sale, show-and-tell and refreshments are planned to follow the talk. The event is free and open to the public. Call 702-845-4872.

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. Remaining January sessions are scheduled for Jan. 10 and 17. Call 702-533-3611.

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.

Human Jukebox: Hal Savar, nicknamed the “Human Jukebox,” is set to perform live acoustic music from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through 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 during his sets. There is no cover charge. Visit cravesummerlin.com or call 702-878-5505.

Project 150 anniversary: Nonprofit Project 150, which offers support and services to homeless high school students in Clark County, plans to mark its fourth anniversary with a celebration and fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 28 at Public School 702 in Downtown Summerlin, 1850 Festival Plaza Drive. Food and drinks, a silent auction and live entertainment are planned. Tickets are $150. Visit project150.auction-bid.org to purchase tickets by Jan. 11 and to participate in the ongoing silent auction.

“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.

CCAG Winter Arts Celebration: The Clark County Artists Guild exhibit is set to be open during regular library hours through Feb. 23 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. 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.

Spring Mountain docent classes: The Spring Mountain Ranch State Park Docent Organization is seeking volunteers. New classes are set to begin Jan. 9. Call Carlo Luzzi at 702-355-9341 or email carlo6180@yahoo.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

“Faded Glory”:Art by Rafael Blanco is set to be on display through Jan. 9 inside the gallery at the Charleston Heights Art Center, 800 S. Brush St. The photographs, paintings and sculpture in the show are a statement on America’s multicultural heritage and its dedication to the red, white and blue of the flag. An artists’ talk and reception is slated from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7. Visit artslasvegas.org.

Art exhibit: Pen and ink drawings by Joshua Weinberg are slated to be on display through January at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Weinberg’s art features characters from movies, comic books, video games and other pop-culture works. The drawings depict the characters as the opposite sex. An artist reception is planned at 6 p.m. Jan. 7 and is set to include refreshments. Visit mypubliclibrary.com.

Las Vegas Vintage Motorcycle Auction: The 25th annual event is set to feature more than 700 motorcycles up for auction starting at 8 a.m. Jan. 7-9 at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Models are scheduled to range from 1898 to 2015. Tickets are $25 per day or $60 for a three-day pass. Visit southpointarena.com.

BRAZENconversations: Brazen Architecture plans to host its next BRAZENconversations series installment “Surviving on the Street: Why Does Las Vegas Have More than 11,000 Homeless Kids?”at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at 1800 S. Industrial Road, Suite 102. Arash Ghafoori, executive director for the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, plans to lead the group discussion, along with representatives from The Center, Clark County and others. To RSVP, contact be-bold@brazenarchitecture.com or visit tinyurl.com/jzftffm.

Songs from West Africa: The concert is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Families are invited to see Sean Gaskell play the Kora, an ancient, 21-stringed harp from West Africa. He is set to feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the Kora’s musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions. Call 702-507-6100.

Celebration of a King’s Life feat. Johnny Fortuno, The Stamps Quartet & friends of Elvis: The concert is set at 8 p.m. Jan. 8 and 9 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $15 at the door. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.

BMX Nationals: Hundreds of amateur BMX bicyclists from around the U.S. are set to take part in the 2016 Silver Dollar Nationals starting at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 8, 6:30 a.m. Jan. 9 and 7 a.m. Jan. 10 at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Participants will be competing for the championship title and a chance to take part in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. The event is free. Visit southpointarena.com or usabmx.com.

“Tribes”: A play by Nina Raine, directed by T. J. Larsen and Jacob Moore, is scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8-24, 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.

Pirate Day: Pirate Fest folk plan to roam in full costume, and guests are invited to dress in their own pirate garb and enjoy pirate-inspired arts and crafts from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Activities are included with paid admission. Visit springspreserve.org.

Las Vegas Wind Quintet: Clarinetist Dave Hawley is set to be joined by Julie Ivy on flute, Doug Beasley on horn, Molly Murphy on oboe and Dorothy Rumsey on bassoon in a free concert scheduled for 2 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Visit artslasvegas.org.

Travel Show: The 13th annual Travel Show is set to bring in travel representatives from all over the world with exhibits, specials and vacation seminars from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 9 at The Orleans, 4300 W. Tropicana Ave. Entry is free. Visit facebook.com/LVPrestigeTravel.

“One Night With the King”: Elvis tribute artists Brandon Bennett, Bill Cherry and Kavan are set to take the stage with a live band and dancers at 8 p.m. Jan. 9 and 10 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $19.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.

Las Vegas Philharmonic: “Cabrera Conducts Rachmaninoff” is set for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 and 2 p.m. Jan. 10 in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $26. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Big-band concerts: Two groups are set to perform this month at the Sun City MacDonald Ranch Community Center, 2020 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway. The schedule is: the Michael Evans Big Band from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 9; and Merv Harding’s Talk of the Town Orchestra from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 12. Tickets are $15 and include a 20 percent discount at the Desert Willow Restaurant at the same address. The performances typically take place at the Ron DeCar’s Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd. South, but the facility is being remodeled. Call 702-270-7000.

Acting Out: Super Summer Theatre Studios is set to offer a six-week Youth Musical Theatre Ensemble class for students 11 to 15 from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Jan. 9-Feb. 13, at 4340 S. Valley View Blvd., Suite 204. The courses, led by Rhonda Carlson and Kevan Patiquin, are set to culminate with a performance. Auditions are by appointment. Email rhonda.carlson28@yahoo.com to schedule. The session fee is $240. Visit supersummertheatre.org/acting-out.

“Hot, Dry and Inked”: An exhibit of Las Vegas tattoo art and objects is scheduled to be on display through Jan. 10 in the gallery in the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org.

Sunset Garden Club: A demonstration on Japanese flower arranging is planned at the group’s meeting at noon Jan. 12 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. Muriel Scrivner, president of the Nevada chapter of Ikenobo Ikebana, will give the demonstration. The meeting is free and open to the public. Visit sunsetgardenclubofnv.org.

Hiring Fair: SpeedVegas — a new motorsports complex set to open in March on 100 acres south of Las Vegas just east of Interstate 15 at the Sloan exit — plans a job fair from 3 to 8 p.m. Jan. 12 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 13 at Gaudin Porsche of Las Vegas, 6800 Redwood St. Positions include concierge, reservations agent, driving coach and paramedic. Register at tinyurl.com/lvjobfair.

Mob Month 2016: A presentation on “The Lufthansa Heist — The REAL Story” is planned for 7 p.m. Jan. 12 in the Main Theater of the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, as part of Mob Month. Co-author Daniel Simone will reveal how Henry Hill planned the heist from beginning to end, what evidence (or lack of evidence) that the FBI had on him and other mob figures involved, and where did all the money go. Hill’s widow, Lisa Caserta, and brother Joe Hill are set to attend the free event. Call 702-507-3400 or visit lvccld.org.

“The Cat in the Hat”: The family-friendly performance is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $14.95 to $22.95. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Legislative luncheon: The Nevada’s Women’s Chamber is planning its 14th annual luncheon featuring Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 15 at Cili’s Restaurant & Bar at Bali Hai Golf Club, 5160 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The purpose of the luncheon and others like it is to be aware of legislation in Carson City and Washington, D.C. Tickets are $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers and $80 for VIP and must be purchased in advance by Jan. 8 at womensbchamberofnevada.org.

Bridge: The performance by the electric cello duo, part of the Downtown Cultural Series, is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-3515.

Stars and Stardust — Sidewalk Astronomy in the Neon Boneyard: The third annual event is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, in partnership with the Las Vegas Astronomical Society. The free educational event offers stargazing for families using the society’s professional telescope equipment. Children also can enjoy a self-paced solar system scavengerhunt and space-themed scratchboard art-making activity. Advance registration for a particular time is required: 6 to 7 p.m., 7 to 8 p.m. or 8 to 9 p.m. To register, visit neonmuseum.org/happenings. For more information, call 702-387-6366.

Robert Burns Night Dinner: The St. Andrew’s Society of Southern Nevada, a nonprofit cultural organization, plans the 32nd annual event at 5 p.m. Jan. 16 at Sunset Gardens, 3931 E. Sunset Road. The cost is $50 per plate, which includes salad, an entree, a vegetable, dessert and coffee or tea. The event is slated to feature bagpipe music and dancing. Checks must be payable to SASSN and can be mailed along with with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to PO Box 33244, Las Vegas, NV 89133-3244. Visit sassn.com.

Black tie gala: The Fashion Artist Guild plans the inaugural gala from 7 to 11 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Revere Golf Club, 2600 Hampton Road. The guild is partnering with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the event to help with medical studies on wearable baby technology. The event is aimed at raising funds for the guild’s on-the-job training and partnering programs for emerging art and fashion students. Tickets are $55 for members, and nonmembers pay $75 for early-bird tickets and $125 at the event. VIP tables for six guests cost $700. RSVP by Jan. 15 by contacting Pamela Humphrey at 702-374-9410 or phumphrey@chicgeek-inc.com. Tickets are available at tinyurl.com/fashionartistguildgala.

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 fagine@unce.unr.edu 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.

 

“Odyssey’s Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure”: Find out what it’s like to be a shipwreck explorer, the captain of a sinking ship or a pirate on the run in the visiting interactive exhibit scheduled to be on display through Jan. 31 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.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 johnsonk@unce.unr.edu. Visit jmgkids.us.

PLAN AHEAD

Cycling for children: The program How to Ride a Bike for Kids is planned for children ages 4 to 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Boca Park REI, 710 S. Rampart Blvd. The cost is $45 for members and $65 for nonmembers. Call 702- 951-4488.

Mary Wilson: The singer from the legendary Motown trio The Supremes is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16 and 17 in the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $20. Visit any Boyd Gaming box office, suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.

“The Greatest of Jazz, Blues, Swing!”: The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan 16 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $20. Visit scscai.com or call 702-240-1301.

Jewish Singles Club: The social club for men and women plans to meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 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.

Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada: The group is set to meet at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The topic will be Holocaust Research Online. The group plans to meet the third Sunday of the month at 1:30 p.m. through March and then returning to its usual time of 1 p.m. for the rest of the year. Meetings are free and open to the public. Applications for membership are available at meetings, and dues are $18 for individuals and $25 for a family membership. Call president Laura Moskowitz at 702-243-5917, email president@jgssn.org or visit jgssn.org.

Fiber Arts Workshop: The free workshop is planned from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in the conference room of the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. People who love any kind of fiber arts are invited to gather, work on projects together and teach one another new skills and techniques. Any skill level is welcome. Call 702-507-3866 or visit lvccld.org.

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 for 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in the multipurpose room of the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Saxophone genius 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 for 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.

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.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

ONGOING EVENTS

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.

The Ward 2 Walkers group plans to meet at 8 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Hualapai Canyon Trailhead on Hualapai Way north of Alta Drive. Trudy Temple, Ward 2 appointee to the Senior Citizens’ Advisory Board, is coordinating the new walking group. Meetings are set to resume after the summer break on Sept. 14. The trailhead loop is 1 mile, and the intent is to walk two loops. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov/information.

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 summerlinrotary@rotarysummerlin.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 trimbil.peter@yahoo.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.

Free classes:

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.

Churches:

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. All movies will be rated PG or PG-13. 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 birdsoftheair@epiclv.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 Village Square:

A Third Thursdays event is planned at Village Square, 9400 W. Sahara Ave., the third Thursday of each month. They provide the community with fun activities while taking advantage of promotions at the shops and restaurants in the center. Visit govillagesquare.com or call 702-715-4110.

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 Rewind from 7 p.m. to midnight Jan. 8 and 9; Fast Company from 7 p.m. to midnight Jan. 15 and 16; 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. 12, 19 and 26; Mark O’Toole from 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 12, 20 and 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 Rok of Ages Jan. 8 and 9; High Rise Jan. 15 and 16; 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 DnD Project from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Jan. 8 and 9; More & Gendel from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. and DnD Project from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Jan. 15 and 16; 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. Bobby Wayne Stauts is set for Jan. 7; Helen Hong for Jan. 14; Angie Krum 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.

Local entertainment:

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.

 

 

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