THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. Sun City Summerlin Garage Sale: The annual garage sale, which includes an arts and crafts sale, has been rescheduled from 7 a.m. to noon May 28 at the Mountain Shadows Community Center parking lot in Sun City, 9107 Del Webb Blvd. Admission is free.
2. Education exhibit: Butterfly Day is set for May 28 at the Visitor Center at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive. Stop by the center all day for information, to see preserved specimens and to make a take-home craft. Visit friendsofredrockcanyon.org.
3. Aries Spears: The stand-up comedian is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. May 28 and 29 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $35. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Jewish University Presents — Out of this World: The Jewish Afterlife with Rabbi Nachum Meth is planned from 7 to 8:45 p.m. May 26 and June 2 at the Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada, 8689 W. Sahara Ave. The cost is $15 or $12 for JCC members. Register at jccsn.org.
Westminster Concert Bell Choir: The Songs of America Tour is planned for 7 p.m. May 27 at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 8601 Del Webb Blvd. The free show is to feature arrangements of patriotic songs, American songs and hymns, and original works performed on the world’s largest range of handbells and Choirchimes. Visit mviewpc.org.
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.
Club Read: The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District’s Club Read, a free program for teens, toddlers and school-aged children, is scheduled to run June 1 through Aug. 20. To participate, pick up a reading log at any branch. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-734-7323.
Variety at the Suncoast: The performance is slated for 1 p.m. June 2 and 6 at the Suncoast showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. It is free for B Connected members. Visit suncoastcasino.com.
Rock the Socks Golf Classic: A two-person scramble golf tournament benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas is scheduled for June 3 with registration at 7 a.m. and tee-off at 8 a.m. at Bear’s Best Las Vegas, 11111 W. Flamingo Road. Entry fees start at $130. Visit rmhlv.org.
Spring Mountain Ranch Docents: Volunteer docents are needed at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Training classes are scheduled for June 4, 11, 18 and 25. Contact Carlo Luzzi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-355-9341.
Rainbow Youth Soccer League signups: Early-bird signups for games for girls or boys ages 2 to 18 are planned from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 4, 11, 18 and 25 and July 2, 9, 16 and 23 at Villa Pizza, 3385 S. Durango Drive. To sign up, participants should bring a copy of their birth certificate, a wallet-size photo and $125 cash, check or money order. The fee includes 10 games, a picture plaque and a uniform. Call 702-873-1451 or visit ryslsoccerleague.com.
Homeless Youth in the Alley Bowling Tournament: The event to benefit the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth is set from 1 to 3 p.m. June 4 at the Suncoast Bowling Center, 9090 Alta Drive. Along with the bowling tournament, activities are set to include lunch, entertainment, giveaways, a raffle and an award presentation. Space is limited. The cost is $30 per bowler or $150 per team of five prior to the event. At-the-door pricing is $35 per bowler and $175 per team. Registration begins at noon. Visit nphy.org/hya or contact Lanette Rivera at email@example.com.
Golf 4 Kids tournament: Golfers throughout Southern Nevada are invited to take part in the fourth annual Golf 4 The Kids tournament set for June 6 at Red Rock Country Club, 2250 Red Springs Drive. The event is a fundraiser for the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation and the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation. The event will be limited to 144 golfers. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Call Dawn Marie Pavuk at 702-732-0952 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit golf4thekids.org.
Unite at 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.
WORTH A DRIVE
Ovation performing arts concert: A music, dance and theater showcase featuring students in the Opportunity Village Performing Arts Program is scheduled at 6 p.m. May 26 at the Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus of Opportunity Village, 6050 S. Buffalo Drive. Admission is free. Visit opportunityvillage.org.
Ranger-Led Night Hike: The hike is planned through Sandstone Canyon from 7 to 9 p.m. May 26 starting at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159. The hike is roughly 2 miles and goes over uneven terrain. Attendees should be 7 or older, wear close-toed shoes and bring water and a flashlight. Entry to the park is $7 per vehicle for Nevada residents. Contact David Low at 702-875-4141 or email@example.com.
Blues & Brews Festival: A festival featuring local, regional and international brewers and bands The 44’s, Shanda & The Howlers, and The Lucky Cheats is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. May 28 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Tickets are $35 in advance or $75 for VIP admission that includes access to an indoor, air-conditioned lounge with free food and exclusive beer offerings. Admission at the gate is $40 if available. Each entry includes a sampling mug and unlimited beer samples. Visit springspreserve.org.
Civil War experience: Guests can try on Civil War uniforms and learn to march and drill in formation with input from historic re-enactors at 10 a.m. May 28 and June 25 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. At 1 p.m. May 28, visitors can also step back in time with a visit to the porch of the ranch’s sandstone cabin where a ranger plans to do dutch oven cooking and firearms demonstrations. Park admission is $7 per car for Nevada residents. Visit parks.nv.gov/parks/spring-mountain-ranch-state-park.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: The free performance, part of the Fremont Street Experience Rock of Vegas Summer Concert Series, is scheduled at 9 p.m. May 28 at the Third Street Stage at The Fremont Street Experience at Fremont and Main through Las Vegas Boulevard. Visit vegasexperience.com.
Jesse J with Will Donato: The event, part of the Jazz in the Park Series, is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 28 at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Seating is set to begin at 5 p.m. Picnics, blankets and low-back chairs are welcome. Food and drink are expected to be available for purchase on site. Visit tinyurl.com/ccjitp2016.
BADASS Dash Obstacle Course Challenge: The event is scheduled at 8 a.m. May 28 at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 E. Russell Road. Registration starts at $20 for children and $60 for adults. Spectator tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the event. Visit badassdash.com, pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
Mini Con: Henderson Libraries plans to host a mini comic book convention from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 28 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. The free event will feature a live recording of the podcast “Geek Shock,” cosplay and a panel discussion on pop culture herorines. Call 702-492-7252 or visit hendersonlibraries.com.
Float Like A Duck: The 13th annual Paragon Pools-sponsored free water safety program is set from noon to 4 p.m. May 28 at Heinrich YMCA Water Sports Park, 4141 Meadows Lane. Duckie, the official water safety mascot, will be on hand for fun and informative activities. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Visit paragonpoolslv.com.
“Beauty & The Beast”: Super Summer Theatre performances of the Disney musical are scheduled under the stars at 8:05 p.m. June 1-4, 8-11 and 15-18 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Advance tickets have sold out, and a limited number may be available at the gate for $20. Children 5 or younger get in free. A season-opening celebration with dinner, drinks and a reserved seat to the show is scheduled at 6 p.m. June 2. Tickets are $75. Visit supersummertheatre.org.
“The Collective”: The Global Citizenship Service at Cirque du Soleil plans to host its 11th annual free art exhibition at Eden Gallery inside The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays through June 14. A special reception is set from 6 to 8 p.m. June 2. The exhibit features artwork by the company’s performers, technicians and support staff in Las Vegas. In addition to the 33 works showcased this year, The Collective will also feature the square project from the Zarkana Theater, a collection of squares created by individual cast and crew members that, once brought together, represent the beauty, importance and impact of working together toward a common goal. Visit EdenArtStudioAndGallery.com.
Mermaid art show: Art inspired by mermaids is set to be featured at an inaugural group show scheduled to open from 6 to 10 p.m. June 3 at The Bubblegum Gallery in Downtown Spaces, 1800 S. Industrial Road, Suite 207D. Gallery owner LeslieAnn Farrell hopes to have a mermaid to greet guests at the event. Visit tinyurl.com/z5w7kxb or call 702-806-0930.
“Five”: The exhibition of paintings, sculptures, videos, installations, and photographs from contemporary artists based in Los Angeles and New York is set to be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 10, at the Barrick Museum at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
Firefighter Bachelor Auction: The event, hosted by Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation, is planned from 7 to 11:30 p.m. June 3 at The Foundry at SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Early-bird tickets start at $40 for women and $80 for men or couples. Standard pricing begins June 2. Gold and Silver VIP table packages are available. Bachelors are set to be paired with prize packages. All proceeds from the auction will benefit individuals in the community through The Burn Survivor Initiative, a program that provides medical and emotional assistance to local burn survivors. Visit theburnfoundation.org.
Sip, Bite, Bid: The annual wine tasting event hosted by Lutheran Social Services of Nevada is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. June 9 at Cili Restaurant at Bali Hai, 5160 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event featuring wine tasting and a silent auction is set to benefit Lutheran Social Services of Nevada. Tickets are $65. RSVP by visiting lssnv.org or calling 702-467-4442.
Downloading ebooks: Downloading eBooks to Your iPad, Tablet, Kindle Fire and Nook Color is slated for 11 a.m. June 2 and 10:30 a.m. June 11 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Bring your device to follow along. Reservations are required. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3866.
Coffee with the Councilman: The meeting is set from 7:30 to 9 a.m. June 3 at Egg Works, 2025 Village Center Circle. Join Ward 2 Councilman Bob Beers for coffee and conversation. Call 702-445-7330.
Ward 4 Summer Splash: The all-ages event is set from noon to 2 p.m. June 4 at the Durango Hills Community Center YMCA Pool, 3521 N. Durango Drive. It is free and open to Ward 4 residents. Attendees can swim for free, listen to a disc jockey, participate in raffles and games and enjoy prizes, contests and refreshments while supplies last. Call 702-240-9622.
“Queen of the Night! Remembering Whitney”: The show is set for 7:30 p.m. June 4 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $19.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
Stars of Today and Tomorrow: The Las Vegas Jazz Society plans the event with guest artists Pete Barbutti, Las Vegas Boneheads, Jam Sandwich Quartet and the UNLV Jazz Singers for 2 p.m. June 5 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $20. Call 702-240-1301.
Business expo: The Large Vision Business Network Mixer plans to host its ninth annual Health, Fitness and Beauty Affair Expo from 6 to 9 p.m. June 7 at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. Free admission tickets are being distributed at the Suncoast and Storage West Self Storage’s 13 locations. Visit pjproductionlive.com/LVBNM.html or call 702-639-6964.
Bee Gees and Beyond: The performance is slated for 7 p.m. June 11 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $20. Call 702-240-1301.
Camp Rhino: The second annual camp is planned for 10 a.m. June 11 at Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas, 7055 S. Fort Apache Road. Race start times are: 7:30 a.m.; elites, 8 to 9:30 a.m.; Open Heats, 9:30 a.m.; and Kids Heat (kids have free entry with $25 Wet’n’Wild fee, as long as a parent runs with them) from 10:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $50 and includes the race plus an all-day pass. Visit camprhino.com/event/rhino-wet-n-wild-race.
Let’s Hang On: The group is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. June 11 at the Suncoast showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $22. Visit suncoastcasino.com.
Solo music performance: Solo musician Shaun South is set to perform free at 3 p.m. June 12 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Call 702-507-3631.
Orchid society: The Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society plans to present Cathy Loftfield, who will speak about Old World Orchids, at 1 p.m. June 12 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Expect a sale of orchids, show and tell, food and refreshments. It is free and open to the public. Call 702-845-4872.
Splash-Tivity Competitive Aquatics Teams: Teams for ages 7 to 17 are set to begin practice the week of June 13 at Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive. The cost is $35 for eight weeks. Participate in a novice competitive swimming, diving, synchronized swimming or water polo team. This program is offered at each city of Las Vegas swimming pool. Call 702-229-1488.
Special Consensus & Red Rock Ramblers show: The event is set for 7 p.m. June 13 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $15. Call 702-240-1301.
“Sleeping Beauty Act III — Aurora’s Wedding”: Performed by the Kwak Ballet Company, the show is slated for 2 p.m. June 17 at the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Tickets are $15 at showtix4u.com.
“Piano Men — A Tribute to Sir Elton John & Billy Joel”: The show is slated for 7:30 p.m. June 18 at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $19.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
Dash and Splash: The all-ages event is planned for 7:30 a.m. June 18 at Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive. Is is set to start with a 1.5-mile run that begins at Pavilion Center Pool and winds through Veterans Memorial Park. The race will conclude with a 300-meter swim. There is no age limit, but participants must be able to swim 100 meters successfully. The cost is $15 per person. Call 702-229-1488.
American Red Cross Babysitter Training: The training for ages 11 to 15 is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 18 and 25 at Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive. The cost is $75. Call 702-229-1488.
Michael Grimm: Mistinguett Productions is set to present the show at 7 p.m. June 18 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $20. Call 702-240-1301.
Dive-in Movie Night: The all-ages event featuring a screening of “How To Train Your Dragon” is set for June 18 at Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. The cost is $4 per person. Call 702-229-1488.
Dear Ol’ Dad’s Day: The all-ages event is slated from noon to 5 p.m. June 19 at Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive. The cost is $2 for ages 4 to 17 and 50 or older, $3 for 18 to 49, and free for fathers and children up to age 3.
Junior Lifeguard Camp: The training for ages 11 to 14 is set from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, June 20-24, at Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive. The cost is $150 per one-week camp. Participants earn Junior Lifeguard certification upon successful completion. Call 702-229-1488.
Beers with Beers: The event for ages 21 or older is set from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 23 at Westcliff Station, 7614 Westcliff Drive. Join Ward 2 Councilman Bob Beers for an adult beverage and conversation. Call 702-255-1627.
Mah Jongg World Championship: The event is scheduled July 22-24 at the Westgate Hotel, 3000 Paradise Road. Players can enter by winning a sanctioned tournament or buying in at a higher cost. Visit destinationmahjongg.com, or for sales information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dance planned: June Dance with DJ Randy is planned from 7 to 9:30 p.m. June 25 at the Desert Vista Ballroom in Sun City, 10338 Sun City Blvd. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. There will be a cash bar and coffee only. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets may be purchased at Desert Vista, Mountain Shadows and Pinnacle Community Centers. Visit suncitylink.com.
Kickball Signups: Summer II Coed Adult Kickball for ages 18 or older registration is set to open June 27 through July 5 for play beginning July 14. Play is planned at Veterans Memorial softball fields, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive. The cost is $250 per team. Contact the Municipal Sports Unit at 702-229-1642.
Triple Dare Running Kids’ Fall Race: The event is planned for Oct. 8 at Bruce Trent Park, 1600 N. Rampart Blvd. It includes a 5K competitive, 5K non-competitive and 1-mile fun run. Sign up at tripledareruns.com.
Reading with Rascal: The reading events are scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon 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.