Things to do in North Las Vegas June 5-11

In Your Neighborhood

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 Experience the Aurora, Ice Worlds and Zula Patrol: Under the Weather. Programs are presented at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Fridays and 3:30, 6 and 7:30 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.

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.

The North Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 Leadership North Las Vegas class is scheduled to graduate during a dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Tickets are $55 in advance or $65 at the door. Visit northlasvegaschamber.com or call 642-9595.

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

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The Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp is set to feature free activities, crafts and workshops designed to teach families outdoor skills from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays running Saturday through July 15 at Bass Pro Shops, 8200 Dean Martin Drive. Workshops include bird watching, wildlife exploration, backyard adventures, dogs in the outdoors, camping, fishing, archery and hunting. Visit basspro.com.

A Settlement Day celebration to mark the 157th anniversary of the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort is planned at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, 500 E. Washington Ave., from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Expect Dutch oven cooking, volunteers dressed as historical characters and activities by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, the Friends of the Fort, the Soldiers of the Fort and the Old Spanish Trail Association. Patrons can purchase a pancake breakfast for $5 per person or $15 per family. Admission is $1. Call 486-3511.

Station Casinos plans to celebrate its Metal Month with free concerts in June in the Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Doors are set to open at 8 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older. The schedule includes: Snakebite, Friday; Jizzy Pearl’s All Star Band, Saturday; The Iron Maidens, June 15 and 16, and Vinyl Tattoo, June 30. Visit santafestationlasvegas.com or call 658-4900.

The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to celebrate World Oceans Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday with children’s activities, live dive demonstrations are more. The cost for Nevada residents with a valid ID is $15 for adults, $10 for children 5 to 12 and free for those younger than 4. Regular admission is $18 for adults and $12 for children 5 to 12. Call 632-4555 or visit sharkreef.com.

SRO Productions, a new theater at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to present its inaugural play, "Barefoot in the Park," Friday, Saturday and June 15-17. Tickets are $20 each, and showtimes are slated for 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with a 2 p.m. matinee performance June 17. Call 269-5000 or visit srolv.com.

The Nevada Ballet Theatre and Cirque du Soleil plan to present "A Choreographers’ Showcase: A Project Designed to Stimulate and Encourage Artistic Growth" at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Elvis Theater inside Aria at CityCenter, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Now in its fifth year, this critically acclaimed production will include encore performances from previous years and original choreographed pieces. Performers and staff members from all seven Cirque du Soleil shows plan to participate. Tickets are $20 and $40. Call 590-7760 or visit nevadaballet.org. Purchasing a premium $40 ticket will provide guests with preferred seating while supporting NBT’s program Future Dance. Tickets are a tax-deductable charitable contribution.

Free Country Pool Parties with live entertainment are planned from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturdays in June at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. Bands scheduled include Wolfcreek Saturday and June 23 and South of Graceland June 16. Drink specials include $3 Jose Cuervo shots, $5 Cuervo margaritas for $5 and $4 16-ounce Coors Light bottles. Visit suncoastcasino.com or call 636-7111.

The Las Vegas City Council invites the public to a free Fishing Day Derby at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. Residents are encouraged to bring a lounge chair, fishing pole and a picnic basket for a day of fun. Admission to the park will be free that day, and a number of activities are planned. A free fishing clinic and derby is scheduled from 7 to 10 a.m. The Nevada Department of Wildlife will be on hand with fishing poles for the first 100 participants. Boy Scout Troop 555 plans to offer a pancake breakfast for $5. The Aspen Ridge Bluegrass Band is set to perform live. A fishing license is not required, but fishing limits apply. Call 229- 5463.

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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 Nature Discovery Park, 2600 Nature Park Drive, include "Kung Fu Panda 2," July 20; "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.

The Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival, featuring John Lee Hooker Jr., Sputzy & the Soul Providers, John Earl and the Boogieman Band and Ironing Board Sam, is planned for 5 p.m. June 23 at the Cannery Casino, 2121 E. Craig Road. Admission is $5. Call 507-5700 or visit cannerycasino.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 p.m. 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" concerts are scheduled at 7 p.m. June 24 and 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.

A Dive In Movie Night is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. June 15 at the Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive. Take a dip in the pool and lounge on a raft or deck chair while watching a movie on the big screen. Light refreshments will be provided. The movie title will be announced. The cost is $3 per person. On June 17, the pool plans to host a Dear Ol’ Dad’s Day event from noon to 6 p.m. in honor of Father’s Day. The cost is $1 for children 4 to 17, $2 for adults 18 to 49 and $1.50 for those 50 or older. Admission is free for children up to age 3 and all fathers. For more information about Pavilion Center Pool events, call 229-1488.

The Gateway Arts Foundation plans to present a performance by Mama’s Wranglers, aka the Kid Fiddlers, at 2 p.m. June 24 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $15 or $12 for Sun City residents. All ticket sales are check or cash (exact change required). No credit cards will be accepted. For tickets, call 800-595-4849. Visit mamaswranglers.com or call 240-1301.

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 is as follows: June 26 and 27, "Journey 2" and "Kit Kettredge: An American Girl"; July 3 and 4, "Dolphin Tale" and "Happy Feet Two"; July 10 and 11, "Legend of the Guardians" and "Yogi Bear"; July 17 and 18, "Cats & Dogs: Revenge" and "Hugo"; July 14 and 25, "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.

The Manhattans are set to perform at 7:30 p.m. June 16 and 17 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets are available from $15.95. Call 636-7075 or visit suncoastcasino.com.

"Thank You for the Music — A Modern Tribute to ABBA" is planned for 7 p.m. June 16 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $15 for Sun City Summerlin residents and $18 for nonresidents. All ticket sales are check or cash (exact change required). No credit cards will be accepted. Call 800-595-4849.

The Kwak Ballet Academy plans to present "Giselle ACT II" at 2 p.m. June 16 and 17 at the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. The ballet will feature Yoomi Lee and Kyudong Kwak and students from the ballet company. Admission is $20. Call 866-967-8167 or visit lasvegasballet.org.

Def Leppard and special guest Lita Ford plan to perform at 7 p.m. June 23 at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and the Fiestas or by calling 547-5300 or logging onto stationcasinos.com.

Toby Keith plans to perform with special guest Brantley Gilbert at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Red Rock Resort’s Amphitheatre, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Tickets range from $35 to $149. The show is expected to sell out. Tickets can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and the Fiestas or by calling 547-5300 or logging onto stationcasinos.com.

PS Productions is set to present "Crazy for You" as part of Super Summer Theatre’s season lineup at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays June 13-30 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.

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