THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. 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.
2. San Gennaro Feast: The Italian food and music festival is scheduled from 4 to 11 p.m. May 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.
3. Susan G. Komen Las Vegas Race for the Cure: The 21st annual 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 set to start 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.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Discovering Italy — A Cultural Perspective: The free program is planned from 6 to 7:15 p.m. May 5 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The monthly cultural series features lectures, live performances and demonstrations on various topics such as the history of Italian fashion, Jewish culture in Italy, travel and music. Call 702-507-3631 or visit lvccld.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Cory Booker visit: U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and his mother, Carolyn, are set to host a special gathering and fireside chat from 1 to 2:30 p.m. May 7 at Las Ventanas at Summerlin, 10401 W. Charleston Blvd. Former KLAS-TV, Channel 8, anchor and mistress of ceremonies Paula Francis is set to moderate the chat, which will touch on topics including legacy, public service and Sen. Booker’s unique life journey. A question-and-answer session and meet-and-greet are set to follow. Visit lasventanaslv.com or call 702-360-2662.
Mother’s Day scavenger hunt: The event is planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 7 at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive. It starts with lunch at Crave and continues with a 26-plus question challenge throughout the area. Representatives are set to give away 1,000 roses to moms through the weekend. Brunches are planned at various restaurants. Visit downtownsummerlin.com.
Mother’s Day Meditation: A Special Meditation and Limitless Heart Blessing with Buddhist monk Bhante Sujatha are planned from 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 8 at the Stillpoint Center for Spiritual Development, 8072 W. Sahara Ave., Suite D. The cost is $25, with limited seating. Call 702-243-4040 or visit tinyurl.com/jpo8enc.
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 are allowed. The cost is $25. Call 702-233-5474 or visit mountainview-hospital.com.
Jewish University — Fiction Fantasy, Suspense, Romance: “The Bible” A Good Read with Rabbi Rosenstein is planned from 7 to 8:45 p.m. May 11, 18 and 25 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.
Comedy performance: The Gershwin musical comedy “Crazy For You” is set for six performances at Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts at Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School, 2015 S. Hualapai Way. Performances are set for 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 4 p.m. Sundays, May 13-22. Tickets start at $12. Visit FaithConservatory.com.
Fallen Heroes run: The Douglas J. Green Memorial Foundation announced its fourth annual Fallen Heroes 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run, planned for 8 a.m. on Armed Forces Day, May 14, at Bruce Trent Park, 8851 Vegas Drive. Both courses are to circle around the park decorated with the combat boots and photos memorializing fallen service members. Proceeds will benefit military families. Entry fees are $30 for adults, $20 for veterans and $15 for children, students or active military. Registration includes a race bib, T-shirt, gift bag and post-race refreshments. Visit tinyurl.com/greenmemorialrun.
Red Rock marathon: Triple Dare Running Co. plans its spring race, the 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.
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 Metropolitan Police Department officers about bike safety and pick up route maps from the RTC. Visit mountainview-hospital.com.
WORTH A DRIVE
Cows, Goats, and Horses, Oh My!: The event is planned from 4 to 7 p.m. May 6 at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. Families are invited to rediscover the historic park and visit barnyard animals, take a guided nature walk and learn about the science of horses in the Old Dairy Barn. Visit scifest.vegas.
Haute Dog adoption event: The event celebrating National Pet Week is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. May 6 at Haute Doggery inside The Linq Promenade, 3545 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Guests can bring their pets and meet the rescue pups up for adoption. Giveaways and photo opportunities are planned. The event is set to benefit the Las Vegas Hot-Diggity Dachshund Club & Rescue. Visit hautedoggerylv.com.
Garden tea: The Mesquite Club’s annual Garden Tea is planned for 1 p.m. May 6 at the home of James A. McKellar Jr., 3645 E. Pama Lane. Complimentary valet is to be provided, and entertainment by students from the Nevada School of the Arts is planned. To RSVP, send a $15 check to Nancy Zangl, C/O The Mesquite Club, P.O. Box 95662, Las Vegas, NV 89193. Call Linda Baxter at 702-496-7096.
Vintage Vegas Home and History Tour 2016: The tours of 10 to 12 examples of Las Vegas’ historic residential architecture are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 7 and noon to 5 p.m. May 8 starting at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. The tours are part of the statewide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Preservation Act. Tickets start at $20. Visit nevadapreservation.org or call Michelle Larime at 855-968-3973, ext. 702.
“La Périchole”: Performances by Sin City Opera of the Jacques Offenbach opera are scheduled at 7 p.m. May 7, 13 and 14 and 2 p.m. May 8 and 15 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $15. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.
Free Comic Book Day: Fifteen comic book shops in the Las Vegas Valley are participating in the annual international marketing event May 7. Most shops are also having special events and signings. Not all shops will have all of the books. To find a shop near you, visit freecomicbookday.com.
Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival: The festival’s Science in the Community events are set to run through May 6 across the Las Vegas Valley, culminating in the free Giant Science & Technology Expo set from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 7 at the Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North, with interactive activities, demonstrations, and entertainment from more than 80 organizations throughout the valley. Visit SciFest.Vegas.
Ohana Festival: The celebration of Hawaiian and Pacific Islander culture is set to include food, live music, performances by local hula schools, cultural workshops, island craft activities, an outdoor luau with kids’ games and tropical drinks and beer for adults from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is $5. Visit springspreserve.org.
Country in the Park: Joe Nichols, Brett Young and local country rock band Thrillbilly Deluxe are slated to perform as part of the Mountain’s Edge Master Planned Community’s annual festival from 2 to 8 p.m. May 7 in the amphitheater at Exploration Peak Park, 9700 S. Buffalo Drive. The event is also set to include food vendors, a beer garden, exhibits and activities for children. Leashed, well-behaved pets, picnic baskets, chairs and blankets are permitted. Alcohol, coolers and glass are not allowed. Admission is free. Visit mountainsedge.com.
Comic book documentary: “Comix: Beyond the Comic Book Pages,” a documentary featuring comic book legends from Stan Lee to Frank Miller, is set to make its Las Vegas debut at 8 p.m. May 7 at the Sci Fi Center, 5077 S. Arville St. Tickets are $5. Visit thescificenter.com.
Art Festival of Henderson: The city of Henderson plans the event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7 and 8 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. The annual festival is set to feature juried art in a variety of mediums, as well as performances, a chalk competition and other interactive art, with dozens of booths lining Water Street. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-4050.
Chef for Kids: The program, a joint venture between American Culinary Federation chefs and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, plans a Chef for Kids Gala at 5:30 p.m. May 7 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Themed Champagne and Roses, the event is set to feature a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by a gourmet dinner, a raffle, a live auction and dancing to band Harbor Lights. Individual tickets are $195. Call chairwoman Susan Lednicky at 702-257-5548 or email email@example.com.
Spring Jamboree: The event, which spans four Boulder City parks and includes a hot-rod car show, arts and crafts, live music and entertainment, a children’s carnival, and food and beverages, is set from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 7 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 8 at Bicentennial Park, Wilber Square and North and South Escalante parks, 401 California Ave. Visit visitbouldercity.com.
Yerba Mansa Mother’s Day Hike: A ranger-led hike to see the ivory flower cones of the yerba mansa is scheduled at 8 a.m. May 8 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Park admission is $7 per car for Nevada residents. Visit parks.nv.gov/parks/spring-mountain-ranch-state-park.
“Tuna Does Vegas”: Two actors are set to play multiple characters in the comedy performance scheduled at 8 p.m. May 6, 7, 12-14 and 19-21 and at 2 p.m. May 8, 14, 15 and 22 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for seniors and students. Visit lvlt.org.
“History 101”: Performances of the collection of comedic history-themed scenes, monologues and songs by James C. Ferguson, winner of the eighth annual New Works competition, are scheduled at 8 p.m. May 6 and 7 and 2 p.m. May 8 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. The show contains adult content. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for seniors and students. Visit lvlt.org.
Bristlecone Storytelling Festival: Clark County School District students in grades 4-6 are set to perform stories from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 11 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Spectators of all ages are welcome. Visit lvccld.org.
ArtLIVE!: The charity event, combining fashion and art in a showcase to benefit the Las Vegas Fashion Council and the 18b Arts District, is scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 12 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. The artist-designed mannequins are part of what organizers call their Madison mannequins, or when they gather them together in one place, The Madison Army. Tickets are $150 or $35 for students with valid ID. Visit artlivelv.com or facebook.com/artLIVELasVegas.
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.
Spring Dance Concert 2016: The Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Dance Department plans to present its final dance concert of the year at 7 p.m. May 13 and 14 at the school at 955 E. Clark Ave. Tickets are $10 each. Visit lvadance.org.
Las Vegas Helldorado Parade: The event is scheduled at 10 a.m. May 14 northbound on Fourth Street from Gass to Ogden avenues. Visit elkshelldorado.com.
Mid-Century Magic — Morelli House Tours: The free tours, part of the statewide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Preservation Act, are scheduled starting at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 14 at the Morelli House, 861 E. Bridger Ave. The iconic mid-century modern home was built in 1959 for Antonio Morelli, orchestra conductor and musical director for the Sands Hotel and the Casino Copa Showroom during the Rat Pack era. Visit morellihouse.org or contact the Junior League of Las Vegas at 702-822-6536 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Search and Rescue: The Metropolitan Police Department Search and Rescue plans to host its annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk followed by a tethered balloon flight, helicopter demonstration and interaction with search and rescue vehicles at 8 a.m. May 14 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Park admission is $10 per car that day, but it will be waived for race participants. Visit tinyurl.com/smrtruck.
Fit Lives Here Event Series: The 8K Trail Mix and 5K Road Race are scheduled to start at 8 a.m. May 14 at Skye Canyon Park, 10111 W. Skye Canyon Park Drive. Registration ranges from $25 to $50 and includes a T-shirt and a goodie bag. A 1-mile family fun run or walk is also planned. The 5K and 1-mile races are set to travel through Skye Canyon’s neighborhoods, while the 8K will start on the road and venture onto nearby trails. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Outside Las Vegas Foundation. Visit skyecanyon.com.
Charity walk: The Crohn’s & Colitis Take Steps Walk is scheduled for May 14 at Exploration Peak Park, 9700 S. Buffalo Drive. Check-in is set for 9 a.m., and the walk is expected to start at 10 a.m. While there is no fee to walk, participants are encouraged to register and help raise funds for the cause. Visit tinyurl.com/lvccfawalk.
Rockin’ Paws Benefit Brunch: The event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 15 at the Hard Rock Cafe, 4475 Paradise Road, is set to benefit The L Group lesbian programming at The Center and local animal nonprofit Street Dogz. The pet-friendly brunch is to include contests, a raffle, pet watering stations and a special monitored potty area. Leashed pets are welcome, but due to limited space, the Hard Rock Cafe requests one pet per couple. The cost is $25 per person in advance or $35 at the door. Bottomless mimosas and bloody Marys are set to be available for $20. Visit thecenterlv.com or call 702-733-9800.
Celebrity Bowl: The Ogden Foundation’s second annual bowling fundraiser is set for noon May 15 at the Brooklyn Bowl at the Linq, 3545 Las Vegas Blvd. South. A red carpet walk and registration are set from noon to 1 p.m., to be followed by the celebrity introduction and bowling challenge from 1 to 1:30 p.m., the amateur bowling competition from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., the Celeb-Am bowling competition from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and prize presentations from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Event tickets with no bowling, an open bar and Blue Ribbon cuisine are $100 and $30 for ages 8 to 12 with no bowling and Blue Ribbon cuisine. Tickets including amateur bowling for a team of four are $500. Visit ogdencelebritybowl.com.
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.
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.
Teen animeFEST: The second annual event celebrating anime culture is planned from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 14 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Workshops, cosplay contests, a Super Smash Bros. tournament, musical guests and food trucks are planned. Call 702-507-3631 or visit lvccld.org.
Jewish University Presents — Out of this World: The Jewish Afterlife with Rabbi Meth is planned from 7 to 8:45 p.m. May 19 and 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.
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.
Rainbow Youth Soccer League signups: Early bird signups for games for girls or boys ages 2 to 18 are planned from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 21 at the Desert Breeze Soccer Complex snack bar, 8275 Spring Mountain Road, and 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 $105 on May 21 or $125 the following dates in cash, check or money order. The fee includes 10 games, a picture plaque and a uniform. Call 702-873-1451 or visit ryslsoccerleague.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.
Red Rock Archaeology Day: The event is set from 9 a.m. to noon May 21 at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive. The Bureau of Land Management is expected to host table-top educational exhibits provided by Archaeo-Nevada, the Old Spanish Trail Association, Friends of Red Rock and the Red Rock Interpretive Association related to the preservation/conservation of the archaeology on the conservation area. Admission is free. Contact Mark Boatwright at email@example.com or 702-515-5359.
Asian Flowers Festival Marketplace: The second annual event, highlighting the beauty of the culture and flowers of Asia and the Pacific Islands, is planned from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 21 and 22 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Artisan craft vendors, an adult painting class, children’s activities and live performances and demonstrations are planned, as well as food for purchase. Admission is free. Call 702-507-3631 or visit lvccld.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.
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.