January 17, 2012 - 12:29 am
In your neighborhood
Aaron Lewis of Staind is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Friday in the Access Showroom at Aliante Station, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $39. Visit aliantecasinohotel.com.
Left of Center Art Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road, plans to display the works of Calvin B. Jones through March 2. Visit leftofcenterart.org or call 647-7378.
“Bad Astronomy,” a show on astronomy myths and misconceptions; “Two Small Pieces of Glass,” a show on the history of the telescope; and “Molecularium,” an adventure into the nanoscale universe, are scheduled to run through Feb. 25 at the College of Southern Nevada Planetarium on the Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Tickets are $6 or $4 for seniors 55 or older or children younger than 12. Visit csn.edu/planetarium.
Worth a Drive
Boy Scouts and their families are invited to ScoutQuest on Saturday at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Scouts can schedule merit badge classes starting at 8 a.m. Family members can visit the preserve from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Classes are $5 each in advance and $10 at the door. Visit springspreserve.org.
A Theater Las Vegas production of The Fantasticks is scheduled at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana Ave. Tickets are $15. Call 260-8868.
The 11th annual Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival is scheduled to run through Jan. 29 at various locations, including The Adelson Educational Campus, 9700 W. Hillpointe Road, and Cinemark Century Theaters at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit lvjff.org.
Celebrate the birthday of A.A. Milne, creator of Winnie the Pooh with stories, songs, games and a craft to take home from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Space is limited, and passes for the free event will be given out beginning one-half hour before the program starts. Visit lvccld.org or call 507-6100.
The Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, plans to host the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West Winds at 2 p.m. Saturday. Visit lvccld.org.
Transit(ion) Trilogy: Emigration Transformation, a UNLV Dance show, portraying Eastern European Jews’ immigration to America through ballet, video and narrative is scheduled at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday in Dance Studio One in the Alta Ham Fine Arts Building at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $18 or $10 for students, staff and members of the military. Call 895-2787. A show also is slated for 2 p.m. Sunday at Congregation Ner Tamid, 55 N. Valle Verde Drive in Henderson. Tickets for the Sunday show are $12. Call 733-6292 or visit balletminkcolbert.com.
RagTag Entertainment plans to present “Leading Ladies,” a charity benefit performance, at 8 p.m. today at Ovation at Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway in Henderson. Admission is $10. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit greenvalleyranchresort.com.
The 11th annual Parrot Head Party themed to Jimmy Buffett’s “Cheeseburger in Paradise”is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Green Valley Elks Lodge, 631 E. Lake Mead Parkway in Henderson. Tickets are $20 in advance and $23 at the door. Call 565-9959.
“Evil Dead: The Musical” is slated to return to the Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave., at 8 p.m. every Friday and Saturday in January. Tickets are $15 for locals, $20 for general admission and $30 for VIP splatter zone seats. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 732-7225.
Roos-N-More, a nonprofit zoo that houses exotic animals for educational purposes, has scheduled an open zoo days at its Moapa facility from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10. Visit roosnmore.org or call 467-3585.
The Original Comets plan to perform “Rock Around The Clock” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at Addison’s Lounge inside the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. Tickets are $15 in advance at the cage or $20 at the door. Call 507-5900.
J.R. Pony Parties, an educational farm, welcomes the public to visit from 10 a.m. to noon during Open Gate Days scheduled Jan. 24 and Feb. 7 and 28 at 1753 Fairhaven Ave. Admission is $5, which includes pony rides, visits to the goat barn and more. The farm is also set to open for the school holiday on Feb. 20. Visit jrponyparties.com or call 631-4142.
Local experimental indie rock band Twin Brother is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 on the day of the show. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 455-7340.
An exhibition featuring the drawings and paintings of John Miller is scheduled to be on display from Jan. 26 through March 13 at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. An opening reception is planned from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Visit lvccld.org or call 507-4010.
Ron and Taber Shy are set to perform from 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. Ron Shy is the late bandleader Duke Ellington’s nephew and performed in early rock groups. He plans to perform hits from the golden era of rock with his son Taber and their band. Tickets are $12. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 455-7340.
The Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada plan to host the 16th annual Cookie Carnival Jan. 28 at Freedom Park, 850 N. Mojave Road. The public is welcome to participate in cookie contests, entertainment and game booths. Admission is free, but there is a charge for food and game booths. Visit girlscoutsnv.org or call 385-3677.
Michael Plyler, director of the Zion Canyon Field Institute, is scheduled to present a slide-illustrated presentation on the highland Maya of Guatemala during a free University Forum Lecture scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the auditorium of the Marjorie Barrick Museum at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit go.unlv.edu/liberalarts.
Tickets for KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler’s 8 p.m. Feb. 4 performance, “Love Is Here to Stay,” at the Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., are on sale. The concert is set to feature classic love songs written by Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein and others. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 229-3515.
Tickets are on sale for the Turtle Island Quartet’s 7 p.m. March 2 performance at the Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. The city of Las Vegas plans to host the performance celebrating the music of John Coltrane and Jimi Hendrix. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 229-3515.
The Knights of Columbus plan an all-ages Saturday Night Stomp swing dance party Feb. 11. Lessons begin at 7 p.m., and social dancing begins at 8 p.m. and the party is set to continue until midnight at 911 E. Ogden Ave. The dress code prohibits jeans. Admission is $5. Only cash is accepted. Visit saturdaynightstomp.com.