Summerlin Area Things To Do, April 2-8, 2015

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

  • Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 8601 Del Webb Blvd., plans to host the following holiday services: Holy Communion and the Seven Last Words of Jesus with the extinguishing of candles (Tenebrae), 7 p.m. April 2 in the sanctuary; Good Friday, noon April 3 in the chapel; and Easter Sunday, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. April 5, with brunch after each service. The combined choirs will sing, and the bell choirs are set to perform. There will be an Easter egg hunt for the children in the rose garden, weather permitting, and during Sunday school, which begins at 10:30 a.m. Child care is provided for both services. Visit mviewpc.org or call 702-341-7800.

  • An egg dive is slated from 12:30 to 3 p.m. April 3 at the Desert Breeze Aquatic Center, 8275 Spring Mountain Road. Children are invited to enjoy games, crafts and an Easter egg dive and to learn water safety tips. The egg dive portion will be divided into groups by age, with a limit of 50 per group. Mesh bags will be provided for collecting the eggs in the water. Children 4 or younger must have a parent or guardian in the water with them. All nonswimmers must have a life jacket. All participants entering the water must have a manufactured swimsuit, including adults, and if applicable, a swim diaper. Registration is $5 at clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration.

  • Magnetic Magic is set for children ages 6 to 11 at 4 p.m. April 3 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Call 702-507-3860.

  • Splashville, 9700 W. Tropicana Ave., Suite 105, plans to host a spring break camp through April 3. The paint-your-own-pottery studio plans to feature two daily ceramics projects, crafts, dancing, physical activities, karaoke, games and movies for children 5 or older (younger children permitted with an older family member). Full-day camp, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., is $50 per day. Half-day camp, from 8 a.m. to noon or 1 to 5 p.m., is $35 per day. Discounts are available for multi-camps or for additional kids in the same group. Early drop-off or late pick-up is available for $50. Splashville will provide snacks and drinks. Parents must send a lunch or choose from Biscuits 2 Burgers or Rustica Pizza for $5 per day. Call 702-868-1606.

  • Easter Seals Nevada plans to host its seventh annual fundraiser event, Walk With Me, at 9 a.m. April 4 at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park, 7351 W. Alexander Road at Tenaya Way. A carnival is planned at 10 a.m. Walk With Me is a 2-mile family fun walk to benefit Nevada residents living with disabilities. Expect a Las Vegas celebrity kickoff led by grand marshal Earl Turner, musical performances and entertainment, carnival games, a children’s Easter egg hunt, concessions, a petting zoo, pony rides and other family-friendly activities. Visit walkwithme.org/lasvegas.

  • Calzone with the Councilman is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 4 at Bambino’s East Coast Pizzeria, 2555 S. Durango Drive. Grab a slice or a calzone and chat with Ward 2 Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers about what is happening in the neighborhood. Call 702-229-2420.

  • The Desert Breeze Egg Run is set from 9 to 11 a.m. April 4 at Desert Breeze Park, 8275 Spring Mountain Road. Children ages 2 to 12 will be put into groups to participate in dash for candy-filled plastic eggs. Registration is required, and space is limited. Call 702-455-8334.

  • A free Easter egg hunt is planned for 10 a.m. April 4 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4601 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Dress is casual. Children should bring an empty basket or other container to carry home any treat-filled eggs they find. An Easter service is planned for 10 a.m. April 5. The church has no dress code. Call 702-648-8437.

  • The Friends of Parkinson’s Funny Bunny Race For Parkinson’s is set for 8 a.m. April 4 at Bruce Trent Park, 8851 Vegas Drive. Find eggs along the trail, and runners and walkers will receive race-day T-shirts and goody bags. Kids can enjoy a bunny hop for eggs, a petting zoo, bounce houses and face painting. A 30-minute, pre-race dynamic stretch will start the event. Proceeds go to Friends of Parkinson’s, nonprofit benefiting patients affected by Parkinson’s disease. Registration is $40 for the 5K fun run, $25 for the 1-mile fun walk and $10 for the Bunny Hop Sponsored with a free T-shirt for children 10 or younger. The unsponsored Bunny Hop is free. Register at bit.ly/1EdM9vX.

  • The Easter Bunny is scheduled to be at Downtown Summerlin, 1850 Festival Park Drive, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 2-4. Children’s activities are planned, including a springtime arts and crafts fair with face painters, balloon artists and magicians from 1 to 3 p.m. through April 3 and arts and crafts from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 4. Demonstrations are planned in the Kid’s Kitchen every hour on the hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 4. Adults 21 or older can enjoy a Paint Party under the stars from 6 to 9 p.m. April 3 (register online). Photos with the Easter Bunny will continue throughout the celebration, and packages start at $22. A Fast Pass is available online to pay for pictures and skip the line. Other ongoing activities include a Style Garden, showcasing fashion trends from Downtown Summerlin retailers. Visit downtownsummerlin.com.

  • The Four Freshmen are set to perform at 7:30 p.m. April 4 and 5 in the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.

  • A yoga flexibility and balance class is set for 4:30 p.m. April 6 and 20 and May 4 and 18 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Call 702-507-3630.

  • Summerlin Area View readers are invited to meet reporter Jan Hogan from 1 to 3 p.m. April 6 at Starbucks, 10430 W. Cheyenne Ave., to chat about the community and discuss potential story ideas. Contact Hogan at jhogan@viewnews.com or 702-387-2949.
  • LEGO Club for children ages 6 to 11 is set to meet at 4 p.m. April 7 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Call 702-507-3860.

  • A fiber arts workshop is set for 10:30 a.m. April 7 and 21 and May 19 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Call 702-507-3860.

  • The Large Vision Business Network Mixer’s 2015 April Showers of Business Growth Expo is set from 6 to 9 p.m. April 7 in the Grand Ballroom at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. Businesses from all over Clark County are set to exhibit products and services. SCORE will answer questions and make appointments for those in need of assistants for new startup businesses. The LVBNM Business Builder 2015 Workshop Series also is planned, and the Chef’s Corner is set to offer samples for everyone attending. Live entertainment and and door prize drawings also are planned. Admission is free. Tickets are being distributed by exhibitors, or pick up tickets at the Suncoast’s catering department. Email lvbnmlasvegas@aol.com or visit pjproductionlive.com/LVBNM.html.
  • 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 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.

  • Relentless Church, which hosts weekly Sunday services inside Regal Cinemas Downtown Summerlin 5, 2070 Park Centre Drive, plans services for 8:45 and 10 a.m. Sundays. An inaugural Easter service is planned for April 5. Visit relentlesschurch.tv.

  • 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.

  • Teen Makerspace Lab is slated for 4 p.m. April 8, 22 and May 6, 20 and 27 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Children in grades 6-12 can create, explode, design and destroy in programs that focus on science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics and more. Call 702-507-3860.

  • The Nevada Watercolor Society plans to feature artists Sue Cotter and Spike Ress at its April monthly meeting, set for 7 p.m. April 8 at the Spanish Oaks Clubhouse, 2201 Spanish Oaks Drive. Cotter and Ress are set to give demonstrations of making one-of-a-kind books and creating a successful watercolor painting. Visit nvws.org or contact Barbara Yoerg at 702-256-6127 or dwbykoda2@yahoo.com.

  • The program Sunken Treasure: Sink or Float is planned for children ages 3 to 5 at 10:30 a.m. April 8 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Enjoy pirate fun with stories and finding out if treasure will sink or float. Call 702-507-3630.

  • The program Chain Reactions is scheduled for children ages 6 to 11 at 4:30 p.m. April 8 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The program will highlight science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Call 702-507-3630.
  • Signature Productions plans to present the musical “Mary Poppins” through April 25 at the Summerlin Library & Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Tickets are $28 to $30. Shows are planned for 7:30 p.m. five nights per week (dark Sunday and Monday) and at 2 p.m. April 11, 18 and 25. For tickets, visit signatureproductions.net or call 702-878-7529.
  • 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. The class is open to the public. Sign in at the front desk. Visit atriaseville.com or call 702-804-6800.
  • The Colors of Love Art & Accessory Show is set from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday through April 30 at Vegas Val’s Tattoos, 9640 W. Tropicana Ave., Suite 112. Get to know Las Vegas artists while giving back. The show features a wide selection of pieces celebrating the many colors, interpretations and types of love that exist. A variety of original art, prints, handcrafted accessories, tattoo gift cards and more will be available for purchase, with 10 percent of art and accessory sales and all raffle ticket sales benefiting Three Square food bank. Call 702-821-5936.
  • The David Perrico Pop Strings Orchestra is set to perform Saturdays in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Doors are set to open at 10 p.m. The 15-piece pop orchestra plans to feature club favorites with modern orchestrations by Perrico. Admission is $10 at the door or $5 for Boarding Pass card members (Boarding Pass sign-ups will be available at the door). Guests must be 21 or older. Visit sclv.com/concerts.
  • Distill A Local Bar, 10820 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to present local musicians from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays on the patio. Patio Sessions are planned for: April 4, featuring Shaun South; April 11, featuring Nick Mattera; April 18, featuring Michael Anthony; and April 25, featuring Justin Mather. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit distillbar.com.

  • Selected ceramic works from College of Southern Nevada students and staff members are scheduled to be shown through April 19 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. The exhibition includes a range of building techniques, surface treatments and conceptual issues. Call 702-507-3860.
  • “While I Am Still,” a photography exhibit by Linda Alterwitz, is set to run during regular hours through May 9 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Alterwitz’s photography embraces science and technology to expose the fragility of our bodies. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3631.

WORTH A DRIVE

  • A Viva Las Vegas Meet & Greet is scheduled from 8 to 9:30 p.m. April 2 at Frankie’s Tiki Room, 1712 W. Charleston Blvd., as part of the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend activities April 2-5 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Call 702-385-3110 or visit frankiestikiroom.com or vivalasvegas.net.
  • A Viva Las Vegas vintage swimsuit contest is planned at 3:45 p.m. April 3-5 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., as part Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend. Single tickets start at $30, and four-day passes start at $125. Call 702-365-7111 or visit orleanscasino.com or vivalasvegas.net.
  • Bass Pro Shops, 8200 Dean Martin Drive in the Silverton, plans to host free photos with the Easter Bunny, children’s crafts and an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt, through April 5. Photos are set to be offered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 4 and 5; 6 to 8 p.m. April 2; and 2 to 8 p.m. April 3. Children ages 2 to 10 are invited to hunt for Easter eggs from 2 to 3 p.m. April 4 and 5. Registration is slated at 1:30 p.m. at the main entrance. Visit basspro.com/easter.
  • “Brave” is set for 8 p.m. April 2 at Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Starring Charles Ressler, the performance will benefit the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Opportunity Village and the I Have a Dream foundation. Tickets start at $22. Call 702-749-2000 or visit thesmithcenter.com.
  • The Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, plans to host Drawing History in 3D from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. April 2. Children can learn how to draw a sign based on historic signs in the museum’s collection. Children also can fabricate their a pair of 3-D glasses with which to view their sign. The cost is $5 per person, and the event is recommended for kindergartners through sixth-graders accompanied by an adult. Visit neonmuseum.org/happenings or call 702-387-6366.
  • The Pinoy Pride Festival, a Filipino cultural event, is planned from 11 a.m. to midnight April 3 and 4 and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 5 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 200 S. Third St. Authentic food, craft vendors, entertainment and traditional carnival rides and games are planned. Local artists, comedians, dance and musical groups are set to perform nightly. April 3 admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children, military personnel and seniors; April 4 admission is $15 for adults and $12 for children, military personnel and seniors; and April 5 admission is free. Visit dlvec.com/event/pinoy-pride-celebration.
  • A dinner show featuring Michael Berkowitz and the Gene Krupa Orchestra is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. April 4 at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Dinner service is set to begin at 5:45 p.m., and the show is planned at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $50. Visit samstownlv.com or call 702-636-7075.
  • Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host Hop and Shop April 4, with 20-minute Easter egg hunts planned for children ages 1 to 9 from 10 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:40 p.m. Register at the valet area between Yard House and I Love Burgers at 8 a.m. for the morning hunt and noon for the afternoon hunt. Children should bring baskets. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for photos from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 4 and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 5. Rock climbing, face painting, airbrush tattoos and bounce houses also are planned. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com.
  • Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, plans to host an Easter egg hunt April 4. Children ages 2 to 7 can hunt for eggs beginning at 10 a.m., and an egg hunt for children ages 7 to 13 is set for 11 a.m. The egg hunt is free, however, residents must pay $7 per vehicle to enter the park. Call David Low at 702-875-4141 or email smr-interp@parks.nv.gov.
  • The Spring Celebration and Foster Connection is set from noon to 4 p.m. April 4 at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. The event is set to include foster care and adoption information and presentations, amusement rides, a farmers market, a petting zoo, jump houses, music, games, horseback rides and a clothing drive. People are encouraged to donate gently used T-shirts, shoes, pajamas and jeans, personal hygiene items, female formal wear and accessories, including costume jewelry. The Easter Bunny plans to make an appearance, and students from Arbor View High School are scheduled to take photos for a donation. Foster families and former foster youths are set to speak about their experience, and community members plan to discuss their work. Admission to the park and event is free. Call 702-229-8100.
  • Martin Nievera is set to perform at 7 p.m. April 4 at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $30. Visit themresort.com/entertainment.

  • Ethel M Chocolates, 2 Cactus Garden Drive, plans its Sweets of Spring event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 4 and 5 in its Botanical Cactus Garden in Henderson. Easter activities are set to begin at noon and include photos with the Easter Bunny, face painters, balloon artists, live music and free factory viewing. Visit ethelm.com or call 800-438-4356.

  • The Christian Hope Project Easter Festival is slated from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 4 at Centennial Hills Park, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive. Live music, carnival games, Easter egg hunts and face painting are planned. Admission is free. Visit easterfestival2015.com.
  • “Shinka: Life Cycle of a Dancer,” featuring the Pink Tutu Ballet Company, is planned for 7 p.m. April 4 at the outdoor Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza at Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics (no pets or glass containers). Admission is free. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-3514.

  • The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans a free lecture on gardening with physical limitations at 9 a.m. April 4 at Acacia Park, 50 Casa Del Fuego St. Registration is recommended. Visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.
  • An Easter celebration service hosted by Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church is planned at 9 a.m. April 5 at Pop Squires Park in the Village of Centennial Springs at the corner of Farm and Tule Springs roads. Visit shepherdofthehillslv.org.
  • The Village at Lake Las Vegas, 15 Strada di Villaggio, plans an Easter egg hunt from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5. The Easter bunny is also set to visit from noon to 2 p.m. Visit lakeslasvegas.com.
  • Art Practice: Memory, Myth, and Storytelling is slated to be presented by Branden Koch at 7:30 p.m. April 6 inside the Barrick Museum Auditorium at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

  • The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada, the Nevada Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and Southern Nevada Music plan to present Raja and Friends In Concert at 7:30 p.m. April 6 at the Clark County Library Theatre, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The concert is set to feature Juilliard graduate and award-winning concert pianist Raja Rahman. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Visit rajaconcert.brownpapertickets.com or call 800-838-3006.
  • An LGBTQ community Seder is scheduled at 6 p.m. April 6 at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. The event is set to include a kosher meal. Suggested donations to attend are $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 or younger for advance RSVPs and $36 and $12, respectively, at the door. Email Marni Unger at marni@jewishlasvegas.com, visit thecenterlv.com or call 702-733-9800.

  • J.R. Pony Parties, an educational farm, welcomes the public to visit for Tuesdays at the Farm from 10 a.m. to noon April 7, 14 and 21 at 1753 Fairhaven Ave. The farm is also open on off-school days, including May 25. Admission is $5, which includes pony rides, visits to the goat barn and more. Visit jrponyparties.com or call 702-631-4142.
  • The Clark County Fair & Rodeo is planned from 4 to 11 p.m. April 8, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. April 9, 10 a.m. to midnight April 10 and 11 and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 12 at the Clark County Fairground, 1301 Whipple Ave. in Logandale. Fair admission is $8 presale or $24 for a five-day presale season pass; or $10 at the gate for guests 13 to 59 or $8 at the gate for senior 60 or older and children 5 to 12. Visit ccfair.com or call 888-876-3247.
  • The 21st annual Glass Craft & Bead Expo is planned for April 8-12 at the Conference Center at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Exhibitors and a live auction with proceeds going to Opportunity Village are planned, along with classes in fused glass, blown flame, cold working, mosaic, stained glass, and bead and jewelry. The show floor is set to open at 9 a.m. April 10. Students must pre-register for classes, and admission to the expo is $15 or $13 for seniors and military personnel, which covers all three days. Visit glasscraftexpo.com.
  • The Las Vegas Youth Orchestras & Symphonic Band’s season finale concert, featuring students from across the valley, is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. April 9 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets range from $10 to $40. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
  • Dinosaurs & Roses plans to host a weekly event featuring a different charity each week. Shop in the nonprofit’s thrift store, 4310 E. Tropicana Ave., that week and 20 percent of the sales will go to the charity. Visit dinosaursandroses.org and print out a coupon or mention the charity of the week when you come in to shop. April charities are: April 4, The Animal Foundation; April 11, Another Joy Foundation; April 18, Blind Center of Nevada; and April 25, C.A.T.S.
  • The Nevada Watercolor Society plans an exhibit during library hours through April 30 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. A reception is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. April 2 at the library. Visit mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-207-4260.
  • The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., has re-opened its Butterfly Habitat for spring. The habitat is open each fall and spring, as temperatures permit, and features hundreds of butterflies and a variety of plants. Butterfly species are set to include mourning cloak, red admiral, painted lady, American lady, monarch and queen. A separate entrance fee is charged for the habitat, with members paying $2 and nonmembers paying $3. The habitat is slated to be open during Springs Preserve operating hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Visit springspreserve.org.
  • Registration for Rainbow Company Youth Theatre drama classes for youths ages 4 to 18 is set through April 7 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The seven-week program of weekly classes is slated to start April 8. Classes range from $49 to $70. Call 702-229-6553 or visit artslasvegas.org.
  • A Hispanic Culture and Heritage Film Series is slated through May 21 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The free events are set to include discussions focusing on the books that inspired the movies. The schedule includes: “The Milagro Beanfield War,” with discussion taking place at 6 p.m. May 6 and 20 and the film planned at 6:30 p.m. May 21. Call 702-229-6383.
  • Collaboration/Exchange by Lucky DeBellevue, the current session of the artist-in-residence program at the Cosmopolitan, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is scheduled through April 12. Guests can join DeBellevue in constructing chenille stem sculptures by weaving stems into a pattern overlay that will be added to a sculptural form. Visitors may also work with DeBellevue on a collaborative printing project using a process of creating two prints from one inked object, relying on memory and performance to approximate placement. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.
  • Chocolate: The Exhibition is set to be on display through May 3 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visitors can learn how different cultures indulge in the treat, how cacao evolved from a bitter drink and explore a life-size replica of a cacao tree. Visitors also can barter cacao seeds for goods at an Aztec market and manipulate a conveyor belt used for mass-producing of chocolate. The cost is free for members or with paid general admission. Visit springspreserve.org.
  • Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear, a new interactive exhibit developed by the California Science Center, is scheduled to be on display through May 3 at the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place. The exhibit is set to include a Fear Challenge Course, a Fear Lab and displays on Fear in the Wild and Coping with Fear. Visit discoverykidslv.org or call 702-382-5437.
  • The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society invites choral singers to perform Handel’s “Messiah Parts 2 & 3.” There are openings for all voice parts. Rehearsals are scheduled from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays in UNLV’s Beam Music Center, Room 159. The society’s performance with a chorus and orchestra is set for April 12. Call musical director Dr. Douglas R. Peterson at 702-451-6672.
  • Bank of America customers receive free entry the first weekend of most months at the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place; the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North; and the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is offered through the bank’s Museums on Us program, which allows Bank of America customers free access to select museums on the first weekend of every month. Participants must show their U.S. Trust, Merrill Lynch or Bank of America debit or credit card to receive free admission. Special-event admission is not included. Visit museums.bankofamerica.com.

PLAN AHEAD

  • The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District plans to dedicate a new teen space from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 9 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Expect programs and opportunities for teens to explore their creativity using technology, art and science, with an emphasis on collaborative, self-directed learning. The teen space, called TEENS@, will have a new lab/studio, Wii, computers, art projects, crafting and plenty of places to plug in. Refreshments are planned. The event is free. Call 702-507-3644.
  • The In Its Entirety Concert Series is set to feature a different album every second Friday of each month at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. The series is set to continue at 7:30 p.m. April 10 with performances of The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and “Abbey Road.” Tickets are $15. Doors are set to open at 6:30 p.m., and guests 20 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Visit sclv.com/concerts, ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.
  • The third annual Pirate Fest is planned from noon to 7 p.m. April 10, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 11 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 12 in Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave. The event is sponsored by Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow, the city of Las Vegas and Zappos. Live entertainment, music, food, vendors, games, activities, camel rides, a beer garden, a craft beer experience, hot air balloon rides (weather permitting) and strolling pirate, steampunk and faerie characters are planned, along with pirate skill games and the second annual Cardboard Regatta sponsored by Zappos, which is planned for noon April 12 at the lake. There is no fee to enter a “boat” in the competition. Admission to the fest is $15 for adults, $10 for children and $8 for seniors and military personnel. Children 4 or younger will be admitted free. Paid tickets include a free game in the game area, excluding archery. To register for the regatta or purchase advance tickets, visit piratefestlv.com.
  • Grace Presbyterian Church’s Hualapai campus, 4590 S. Hualapai Way, plans to host a free Family Movie Night at 6:30 p.m. every second Friday of the 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.
  • Ward 2 Coffee with the Councilman is set from 7:30 to 9 a.m. April 10 at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 9091 W. Sahara Ave. Join Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers for coffee and conversaton about what is happening in Ward 2 and the city of Las Vegas. Call 702-229-2144.

  • Brandon Bennett is set to perform his “Elvis My Way” show at 7:30 p.m. April 10 and 11 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.

  • Footloose Friday is planned at 10:30 a.m. for April 10 and 24 and May 8 and 22 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to dance with scarves, shakers and rhythm sticks. Call 702-507-3860.

  • Vintage Vegas Live! is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 11 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $18. Call 702-240-1301.
  • The Spring Fling Cornhole Tournament and Tailgate Grill Out is planned from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 11 at Made L.V. in Tivoli Village, 450 S. Rampart Blvd. The cost is $20 per team for tournament participation, with an additional cost for food and refreshments. An American tailgate tradition, cornhole (aka bags, baggo or beanbag toss), is easy to learn but hard to master. Competitors will show their skills, challenge friends and compete for prizes, including a cash purse and bragging rights, in this all-day, 10-board, double-elimination tournament. Participants and spectators can enjoy food at the Back Lot Grill, including sausage with peppers and onions, street-made corn, grilled smoked wings, garlic Parmesan fries and fried Oreos. Drink specials include two cans of tall PBR for $5, $3 Fireball shots and Deep Eddy Backyard Lemonade for $5 a cup. Visit made-lv.com or call 702-722-2000.

  • Reading with Rascal is set from 10 a.m. to noon April 11 in the multipurpose room of Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pavilion Center Drive. Children can read to therapy dogs. Refreshments are planned. Call 702-561-4143.
  • A fashion show featuring fashions from White House Black Market is set from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 11 at Bear’s Best Golf Club, 11111 W. Flamingo Road. An Italian-themed buffet lunch, cash bar and 50/50 raffles also are planned. Proceeds will benefit the Women’s Club of Summerlin’s Dare to Dream grant program, which awards grants of up to $3,000 to local women trying to better their lives and the lives of others in the community. Tickets are $37 and must be purchased by April 8. To purchase tickets, visit tinyurl.com/l6clzgo to pay via PayPal; send a check payable to WCS to Diann Bottenberg, 2404 Indigo Valley St., Las Vegas, NV 89134, or call Sylvia DeChandt at 702-750-9752 to pay via credit card. For more information, visit womensclubofsummerlin.org.
  • Art at the Cafe is planned from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 11 and 12 at Rachel’s Kitchen, 9691 Trailwood Drive. View art by local and regional artists. Expect more than 30 artisan booths outdoors featuring fine art and vintage and unique crafts. Admission is free, and a silent auction is planned to benefit Friends for Life Humane Society. Visit vegasartwalk.com.
  • Frankie Moreno is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. April 11 in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Tickets are $19, $29 and $39. Doors are set to open at 6 p.m., and guests 20 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Visit sclv.com/concerts or frankiemoreno.com or call 702-797-7777.
  • The fifth annual Summerlin Half Marathon is set for 7 a.m. April 12 at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive. It will feature a new 13.1-mile course beginning and ending at the shopping destination. The route includes a scenic tour of several Summerlin villages on the community’s nationally recognized trail system and the community’s most scenic parks and natural arroyos. More than 700 runners and walkers are expected. Lululemon plans to host a Zumba warmup. The half marathon event is a chip-timed run/walk. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Registration is $90 through April 10, and on-site registration will be available at the race expo set for April 11 and on the morning of the race morning for $100, depending on availability. Visit desertskyadventures.com/summerlinhalfmarathon.

  • 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. The next sessions are set for April 12, 19 and 26. Arrive 15 minutes early to tune your guitar. Call 702-507-3630.
  • The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada plans to offer Mommy & Me classes with a Jewish Twist for mothers and their newborns through 3-year-olds from 9 to 10 a.m. April 12 and May 3 at the JCC West, 1400 N. Rampart Blvd., Suite 105, inside the Las Vegas Sports Park. Build socialization skills, increase confidence and enhance early learning. The fee is $50 for JCC members and $60 for nonmembers. Visit jccsn.org.
  • The program Crazy Colors is set for 11 a.m. April 12 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive, for children ages 3 to 5. Call 702-507-3710.
  • Bubblemania is planned for children ages 3 to 5 at 11:30 a.m. April 14 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Magical bubble fun and the science behind them is planned. Call 702-507-3712.
  • Building is the Bomb is planned for children ages 6 to 11 at 4 p.m. April 14 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Find out what is more fun to build: a fort, a castle wall or an architectural wonder. Call 702-507-3712.
  • Exploring Japanese Culture and History Through Haiku is set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays April 15-22 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Join published haiku poet Jackie Robinson as she explores Japanese culture and history through haiku and other short-form poetry and artwork. Call 702-507-3866.

  • Electrify Your Notebook is slated for 4 p.m. April 15 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Hack a notebook with circuitry magic and create a personalized notebook that lights up with the push of a button. Supplies and equipment provided. Call 702-507-3712.
  • In honor of Tax Day, Golf Summerlin plans to offer a $15 special after 2 p.m. at all three of its courses. After filing taxes on April 15, golfers can visit the 18-hole, full-scale Palm Valley and Highland Falls golf courses or play a quick round on the executive golf course at Eagle Crest. Tax Day tee times can be booked online or by calling the course of choice. Visit golfsummerlin.com.
  • Adam’s Place, a group that empowers children, teens and families coping with grief and loss, plans to host its fifth annual community fundraiser, Vintage and Vines, from 5 to 8 p.m. April 16 at Land Rover Las Vegas, 5255 W. Sahara Ave. Expect wine tasting and gourmet food samples from the Stratosphere, Capital Grille, Siena Italian Authentic Trattoria and Deli, along with a silent auction that includes a Land Rover LR2. Sponsorships are available. The cost is $75. Visit adamsplaceforgrieflasvegas.org.
  • A Hiking Las Vegas talk is scheduled for 6 p.m. April 16 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Branch Whitney, local author of five hiking guide books including “Hiking Las Vegas,” plans to explain what to bring on a hike and how to be safe. Whitney has led more than 7,000 hikers to 100 peaks and is the creator of the 52 Peak Club. Call 702-507-3630.
  • In Celebration of City Lights Music Together’s 10th anniversary in Las Vegas, it is offering free Music Together classes at Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane. Families with babies, infants, toddlers and preschoolers are invited for singing, dancing and music-making fun and to take home a free CD of award-winning music. The class is planned for 9 a.m. April 17. To RSVP, email citylightsmusictogether@gmail.com. For more information, visit citylightsmusictogether.com or call 702-838-4751.

  • Mistinguett Productions plans to present “The One & Many Voices of Jimmy James” at 7 p.m. April 18 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $18. Call 702-240-1301.
  • Hundreds of cyclists are expected to participate in Tour de Summerlin April 18, a noncompetitive cycling event that begins and ends at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive. The event features a 40-, 60- and 80-mile ride through and around the master-planned community. The new courses include Summerlin’s dedicated bike routes, as well as wide, open desert roads with improved courses this year for those riding the longer routes starting and finishing at Downtown Summerlin. The ride will kick off with a Lululemon pre-ride stretch. The event benefits Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada. Out-of-town participants can rent bikes from McGhie’s Ski, Bike & Board (702-252-8077). Crazy Pita and Wolfgang Puck restaurants are offering special promotions for cyclists the day before and the day of the event. The 80-mile race is set to begin at 7 a.m.; the 60-mile ride at 7:45 a.m.; and the 40-mile at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $65. Visit tourdesummerlin.com or call 702-252-8077.
  • The Las Vegas Iris Society plans to present its 26th annual spring flower show, Silver State Colors, April 18 and 19 at the Nevada State Gardens Clubhouse in Lorenzi Park, 3343 W. Washington Ave. Exhibitors are encouraged. Call Dorlene Waite at 702-876-1525 or Aleta Mac Farlane at 702-648-9059.
  • Showman Ben Vereen is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. April 18 and 19 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.
  • Aid for AIDS of Nevada’s 25th annual AIDS Walk is set for April 19 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The walk is AFAN’s largest fundraising event, and Penn & Teller have again signed on as grand marshals and leaders of the Penn & Teller Challenge AIDS Walk Team. Registration to walk is free for participants of all ages. A minimum donation of $25 per person is encouraged in celebration of the 25th anniversary and includes an official AIDS Walk commemorative item. Visit afanlv.org.

  • The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada plans to meet at 1 p.m. April 19 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. A panel of experts will answer genealogy questions and provide new approaches. Email questions to carmont7@cox.net before the meeting. The society meets the third Sunday of each month. Meetings are free and open to the public. Membership applications will be available. Annual dues are $18 for individuals and $25 for a family (up to two members). Email info@jgssn.org or visit jgssn.org.
  • The Rock, A Christian Church is moving to Desert Oasis High School, 6600 W. Erie Ave. and plans a grand opening service for 10 a.m. April 19. Child care and a children’s program will be available, and food and games for all ages are planned. Call 702-340-9202 or visit therocklv.com.
  • The National Association of Retired and Veteran Railroad Workers plans to meet at 10 a.m. April 21 at Skinny Dugans, 4127 W. Charleston Blvd. One of the group’s goals is to keep people knowledgeable about political actions that affect their pensions. Meetings are a good way to say connected, meet others who worked in the industry and share tales from days on the job. Visit narvre.info.
  • Origami LED Lanterns is set for 4:30 p.m. April 21 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Use a simple circuit to create an origami lantern that lights up. Call 702-507-3644.
  • Russian-born singer and songwriter Marina V is slated to perform at 6 p.m. April 22 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. She plans to perform some of her original, award-winning songs in Russian and English and share her story about living in the Soviet Union and the time after its collapse. A meet and greet with merchandise available for purchase is to follow the free concert. Call 702-507-3631.

  • The Victorian Railroad Ladies plans to meet from 5:30 to 8 p.m. April 22 at Black Bear Diner, 6180 W. Tropicana Ave. Look for the women dressed in turn-of-the-century hats and period attire. A community outreach event is planned for the fourth Wednesday of the month. Visit lasvegasrailroadsociety.org.
  • The Musicmakers plans its spring concert, “A Great American Songbook,” for 7 p.m. April 25 and 2 p.m. April 26 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $8 and are available at the monitor stations of the Mountain Shadows, Desert Vista or Pinnacle community centers in Sun City Summerlin, or scscai.com for a $2 charge per ticket with purchase by credit or debit card.
  • Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pavilion Center Drive, plans to host a vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 p.m. July 20-24 for children 4 to 11. Register at desertspringchurch.com. Call 702-256-5933 for information.

  • “Let’s Hang On!”, a Frankie Valli tribute show, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 26 at the Suncoast Showroom , 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 702-636-7075.

  • How Does That Work? is planned for children ages 3 to 5 at 10:30 a.m. April 29 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Become an “engineer” and learn about gears and how toys work. Call 702-507-3644.
  • El Dia de los Ninos/El Dia de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) is a national celebration of children, families and books, and the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District plans to celebrate with stories, songs, crafts and games. Children up to age 11 who complete at least five book-related activities through April 30 can claim a prize at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-507-3712. The El Dia de los Ninos/El Dia de los Libros Craft Fiesta is scheduled for 4 p.m. April 30 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive, for children ages 6 to 11. Call 702-507-3865. Events are free. Visit lvccld.org.
  • Registration is open for the 20th annual Susan G. Komen Southern Nevada Race for the Cure, planned at 8:15 a.m. May 2 beginning at the Fremont Street Experience. Early registration is $30 for individuals and $25 for team members. Race-day registration is $40. Visit tinyurl.com/snkr4c.
  • Information Session: College Saving Programs in Nevada is set for 11:30 a.m. May 7 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Call 702-507-3860.
  • Mistinguett Productions plans to present “Showgirl Follies V” at 7 p.m. May 23 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $18. Call 702-240-1301.
  • “Four By Four,” A Tribute to the Music of The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Bees Gees and Motown, is set for 7 p.m. May 30 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $18. Visit fourbyfourtribute.com.

ONGOING EVENTS

  • 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. The trailhead loop is 1 mile, and the intent is to walk two loops. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov/information.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bonkerz Comedy Club inside the Edge Lounge at the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., has acts slated for 7 p.m. Thursdays. Tickets are $15 and include a drink. Purchase tickets at the casino cage or call 702-507-5980.
  • The Dirty is scheduled to perform from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturdays in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Cover charge is $10 at the door and $5 for Boarding Pass card members (sign-ups will be available at the door). Guests must be 21 or older. Visit redrock.sclv.com.
  • Addison’s Lounge in the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to host free live entertainment at 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Mark O’Toole is set to perform from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 702-507-5900.
  • J.C.’s Irish Sports Pub inside the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to host free live music starting at 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Call 702-869-7725.
  • The Rampart Casino’s Round Bar, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to present live music throughout the week. Call 702-507-5900.
  • Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to feature Dave Ritz from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays in T-Bones Chophouse. Rick Duarte is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays and 7 to 11 p.m. Saturdays. Ritz is scheduled from 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit 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 sclv.com.
  • Zowie Bowie 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 sclv.com.
  • Jared Berry is scheduled to perform 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. Visit 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 sclv.com.
  • 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 the Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 6670 W. Cheyenne Ave. The group is dedicated to genealogy and ancestry research. Visit clvgs7.wix.com/clvgs.
  • The German Friendship Club plans to meet at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at Trails Community Center, 1910 Spring Gate Lane. Call 702-254-2590.
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