Things to do in North Las Vegas July 24-30

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. Friday 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. Friday and Saturday at The Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $5 at the door, and attendees must be 21 or older. Visit

“America’s Got Talent” winner Michael Grimm is set to perform at 8 p.m. Friday, 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

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. Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday 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 or call 651-5483.

“Jack Walker & Friends” are scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Sunday 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 or call 692-7484.

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 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 through Sept. 1. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for seniors 55 or older, children younger than 12 and CSN students. Visit 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

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 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 or call 692-7484.

Strap on a set of ice skates for Cosmic DJ Skate Night, scheduled from 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the Fiesta Rancho SoBe Ice Arena, 2400 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is $6.50, and skate rental is $3.

Plan ahead

The city of North Las Vegas Movie Madness free movie in the park nights are scheduled to begin at dusk. Kids activities are slated at 6:30 p.m.
Moviegoers are invited to bring blankets, picnic baskets and refreshments. 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. Movies planned at Nature Discovery Park, 2600 Nature Park Drive, include “Puss in Boots,” Aug. 31 and “Zookeeper,” Sept. 21. Visit

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

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

Worth a Drive

Alex & The Kaleidoscope Band plan to perform a concert for children at
10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Tickets are $3, and discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. Call 229-3515 or visit

The final installation of National Dance Day is planned from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The performance is to feature Las Vegans who devoted two months to dance classes taught by instructors from the Tunay Street Dance Studio. Before the performance, Jojo Peralta of Tunay Street is scheduled to demonstrate various modern styles that exist and speak on common benefits that dance provides. The event is free and open to the public. Call 507-3631.

“The Who: Quadrophenia —- Can You See The Real Me?” The Story Behind The Album, a one-night event, is scheduled to screen at 8 p.m. today in theaters across the country including the Village Square 18, 9400 W. Sahara Ave. Visit

Children are invited to check out an ambulance, a firetruck, Nevada Highway Patrol vehicles and the D.A.R.E. truck at Truckin’ Tuesdays at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd. The free events are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays through July 31, when Spread the Word Nevada plans to collect gently used books to donate to underprivileged children. Visit

Cinemark Theatres plans a Summer Movie Clubhouse offer with $1 films. This week’s film is “Puss in Boots” scheduled at 11 a.m. today at Century 16 Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive, and 10 a.m. today at Century 16 Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Additional films scheduled include “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

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 beverage will be allowed. The schedule is: Saturday “Evan Almighty”; Aug. 4:, “The Wild”; Aug. 11, “Alice in Wonderland” (2011 version); Aug. 18, “Puss in Boots”; Aug. 25, “Kung Fu Panda 2”; and Sept. 1, “The Lorax.” Visit or call 869-7777.

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, “The Adventures of Tin Tin” and “Puss in Boots”; July 31 and Aug. 1, “Kung Fu Panda 2” and “Rango”; Aug. 7 and 8, “Rio” and “Spy Kids: All the Time”; Aug. 14 and 15, “Chimpanzee” and “Hoodwinked Too”; Aug. 21 and 22, “Arthur Christmas” and “The Smurfs.” Call 838-0490.

For information on shows scheduled at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., call 982-7805 or visit

Fielding West is set to host Luna Shimada, Jason Baney, Losander, Ayala and Tanya and Sonny Fontana in The Las Vegas Magic Experience at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Smith Center. The Society of American Magicians Annual Convention invites the public to its Gala Show featuring magicians from around the world at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at The Smith Center. Tickets for either show are $31.

Additional shows scheduled at the center include: Broadway, television and film star Pia Zadora, Friday and Saturday; The Tenors (The Canadian Tenors), Aug. 5; the Composers Showcase of Las Vegas, Aug. 8.; Fern Adair Conservatory of the Arts Concert Fantasy and Fantasy Petite 2012, Aug. 11-12; and La Cage Aux Folles, Aug. 14-19.

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