weather icon Clear
RJ App
Vegas News, Alerts, ePaper

Things to do in North Las Vegas July 17-23

In your neighborhood

A University of Nevada Cooperative Extension barbecue, plant sale and garden talk are planned at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at UNLV’s Center for Urban Horticulture and Water Conservation, 4734 Horse Drive. Garden talks featured will be Tarantulas in Nevada and Perspectives on Climate Change. Talks begin at 7:30 p.m. For directions or more information, call UNLV’s Biology Department at 895-3853.

Visit the South Padre nightclub inside Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane, for ongoing entertainment offerings. Oscar “El Coyote” Ruiz, DJ Lee and DJ Paco mix the top Mexican hits from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Thursdays. Admission before 11 p.m. is free for women, $10 for men. After 11 p.m., women pay $5. There is no cover charge when Sam Riddle plays country music starting at 8 p.m. Fridays or when Yellow Brick Road plays classic rock starting at 9 p.m. Saturdays. Visit texasstation.com or call 631-1000.

The College of Southern Nevada Planetarium on the Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., is scheduled to present “Stars of the Pharoahs” at 6 and 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, “Extreme Planets” at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and “Zula Patrol: Down to Earth” at 3:30 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for seniors 55 or older, children younger than 12 and CSN students. Visit csn.edu/planetarium or call 651-4138.

Trivia buffs are invited to gather a team and compete for prizes at Vegas Pub Quiz at 7 p.m. Thursdays at The Garage Bar in Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Call 530-7849 or visit vegaspubquiz.com.

Coffee Cup Skate, an open skate for anyone 45 or older is scheduled from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Fiesta Rancho SoBe Ice Arena, 2400 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is $5, and the arena provides coffee and cookies. Visit fiestarancholasvegas.com or call 638-3785.

Visit the Access Showroom at Aliante Station, 7300 Aliante Parkway, Saturday as Caliente Noche Latina with Volume 1 plans to perform a variety of music from cha-cha, ranchera and salsa to pop, disco and funk. Doors are scheduled to open at 9 p.m. The cover charge is $5, and guests must be 21 or older. Visit aliantecasinohotel.com or call 692-7484.

Plan ahead

Teen night, a free fun night hosted one Friday a month for Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas members 13 to 18 years old, is planned for 6 to 9 p.m. July 27 at the James Clubhouse, 2530 E. Carey Ave. A disc jockey is scheduled to perform, and teens can enjoy open gym and access to other clubhouse amenities. A Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas membership is $10 a year. For more information, call 399-3172.

Bella Donna, a tribute to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac, is set for 8 p.m. July 27 and 28 at The Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $5 at the door, and attendees must be 21 or older. Visit cannerycasino.com.

“America’s Got Talent” winner Michael Grimm is set to perform at 8 p.m. July 27, Aug. 24, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 16 and Dec. 14 in the Access Showroom at Aliante Station, 7300 Aliante Parkway. There is a $5 cover charge, and attendees must be 18 or older. Visit aliante.sclv.com.

The Dance in the Desert Festival 2012, the 14th annual gathering of contemporary choreographers and dance companies in Las Vegas, is planned for 7 p.m. July 27 and 2 and 7 p.m. July 28 at the College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Receptions are to follow each performance. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Visit csn.edu/pac or call 651-5483.

“Jack Walker & Friends” are scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. July 29 in the Access Showroom at Aliante Station, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Doors open at 6 p.m. The cover is $15, and guests must be 21 or older. Visit aliantecasinohotel.com or call 692-7484.

The Performing & Visual Arts Summer Camp for Kids 2012 final musical productions are scheduled in August at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Performance times are 1 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Clark County Library Theater, 1401 E. Flamingo Road; and 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at the West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Visit artslasvegas.org/classes/wlvac.html.

Comedic songwriter Weird Al Yankovic is set to perform his parody songs at 8 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Tickets range from $19.95 to $34.95. Visit cannerycasino.com.

Worth a Drive

“Oliver” is scheduled to run as part of Super Summer Theatre’s season lineup at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays through July 28 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park on state Route 159 about 10 miles west of the Las Vegas Beltway. Parking opens at 5 p.m., and meadow seating opens at 6 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or rent a chair in general-admission grass seating. Advance tickets are $12. A limited number of tickets may be available at the gate for $20. Visit supersummertheatre.org.

Roos-N-More, a nonprofit zoo that houses exotic animals for educational purposes, has scheduled an open zoo day at its Moapa facility from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 28. Admission is $10. Visit roosnmore.org or call 467-3585.

The musical “The Great American Trailer Park” is scheduled at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through July 29 on the Mainstage at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. With music by David Nehls, the play features Armadillo Acres, a Florida trailer park where the residents encounter trials and tribulations. Tickets are $20 for season ticket holders or $25 for general public. Visit lvlt.org.


The city of North Las Vegas Movie Madness free movie in the park nights are scheduled to begin at dusk. Moviegoers are invited to bring blankets, picnic baskets and refreshments. Movies planned at Nature Discovery Park, 2600 Nature Park Drive, include “Puss in Boots,” Aug. 31 and “Zookeeper,” Sept. 21. Movies planned at North Las Vegas City Hall Civic Plaza, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North, include “The Muppets,” Aug. 10 and “Happy Feet 2,” Oct. 5. Visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com.

Bring a picnic lunch or snack to a screening of “Bee Movie” set for noon Wednesday as part of the Family Lunchtime Movie Matinee Series at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Call 507-3863.

Regal Village Square Stadium 18, 9400 W. Sahara Ave., plans to show a selection of G- and PG-rated movies at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays this summer for kids of all ages. Admission is $1, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Will Rogers Institute. The lineup includes: today and Wednesday, “Cats & Dogs: Revenge” and “Hugo”; July 24 and 25, “The Adventures of Tin Tin” and “Puss in Boots”; and July 31 and Aug. 1, “Kung Fu Panda 2” and “Rango.” Call 838-0490.

Cinemark Theatres plans a Summer Movie Clubhouse offer with $1 films. This week’s film is “Dolphin Tale,” today; “Puss in Boots,” July 24; “Winnie the Pooh,” July 31; “Yogi Bear,” Aug. 7; and “Charlotte’s Web,” Aug. 14. For a list of participating theaters valleywide, call 800-326-3264 or visit cinemark.com/summer-movie-clubhouse-2012.

n “The Spiderwick Chronicles” is set to screen at 3 p.m. Thursday as part of the Dreams and Screams Movie Matinee Series at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 507-3710.

The Dive-In Movie Series at the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., continues at 8:30 p.m. Saturdays through Labor Day weekend. Admission is free for Las Vegas residents. Grab-and-go movie snacks will be available for purchase. No outside food or beverages will be allowed. The schedule includes: Saturday, “Madagascar 2”; July 28, “Evan Almighty”; Aug. 4:, “The Wild”; and Aug. 11, “Alice in Wonderland” (2011 version). Visit jwlasvegasresort.com or call 869-7777.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Susan G. Komen organization announces 30 grants

Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, has awarded 30 new grants to researchers at 18 leading institutions in the U.S. and Canada. The $14 million in grants support the organization’s mission to end breast cancer through funding two key focus areas: research to better detect and treat stage IV (metastatic) breast cancer and research to eliminate disparities in breast cancer outcomes.

Mob Month is back at the Clark County Library

For the fifth year the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is making an offer some people find they can’t refuse. Mob Month is coming back to the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, with events Tuesday nights in January.

7 ways autocomplete can get smarter

Autocomplete is one of the best (or depending on how hastily you push ‘send’ – worst) things in the world. We rely on it so much that Google plans to let us autocomplete whole emails. Here are seven ways predictive input can improve. 1. Recognizing names from previous emails Jakub Kokoszka has a tough name to […]

Movie posters might soon be based on your clicks

You may have thought you left Blockbuster behind, but the basic way we browse movies hasn’t changed all that much. We peruse poster after poster, kind of like walking the aisles of a ‘90s-era video store. That one poster image, meant to appeal to as many people as possible, is often all we see before […]

What I’ll be covering at NAB 2018

The National Association of Broadcasters show kicks off this weekend in Las Vegas.  The show focuses on new and emerging technologies and trends in relation to the media and entertainment industries. As it’s not open to the public, I’ll be at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday to share some of […]