Things to do in North Las Vegas Oct. 9-15

North Las Vegas City Councilwoman Pamela Goynes-Brown plans to host a Reading Rainbow in the Park event at 11 a.m. Saturday at Valley View Park, 2000 Bennett St. The event is to include a family resource fair, free books for every child, games and prizes, free food and music, and an opportunity to meet McGruff the Crime Dog. Call 782-6747.

The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts’ Choral and Instrumental programs have scheduled a Joe Williams Music Scholarship Concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre on CSN’s Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. This scholarship, established in 1989, has helped more than 400 CSN students achieve their music education goals. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. CSN also plans to put on Yasmina Reza’s French comedy “Art” directed Robert D. Dunkerly at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 20 and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 21 in the BackStage Theatre on the Cheyenne campus. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Call
651-5483 or visit csn.edu/pac.

The public is welcome at the annual Ardiente Community Garage Sale scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parking lot of the community’s clubhouse at 5840 Summit Greens St. near Walnut Road and East Tropical Parkway. Bake sale items are also planned.

The Neighborhood Recreation Center, 1638 N. Bruce St., plans a field trip to an indoor climbing wall for Fun Zone drop-in program participants ages 6 to 17 from 9 a.m. to noon Friday. The fee is $6. A $3 monthly Fun Zone membership is also required. Call 633-1600.

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The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre plans to open its 36th season with the musical “Tom Sawyer” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for teens, seniors and members of the military and $3 for children, 12 or younger. Call 229-6383 or 229-6553, or visit artslasvegas.org.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada invites cyclists to register for the Downtown Soul Ride from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The ride coincides with Rediscover Downtown Day (rediscoverdowntownlv.com). Riders will gather at the RTC’s administrative building, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway. Stops along the way include The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, The Mob Museum and the RTC’s Bonneville Transit Center. Las Vegas Cyclery plans to provide free bike rentals. Visit rtcsnv.com.

A Nevada Conservatory Theatre production of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Judy Bayley Theatre at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets start at $20. Discounts are available for students and faculty. Visit pac.unlv.edu.

Off-Strip Productions’ fully-staged rendition of the Stephen Sondheim musical thriller “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” is scheduled for 8 p.m. Fridays through Sundays through Oct. 28 at the Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 16 B. Tickets are $20. Visit onyxtheatre.com.

The Nevada Chamber Symphony’s 28th season is set to premier with a program of works by Hispanic/Latin American composers performed by the orchestra and its recently formed cello ensemble Trio Serenata at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 507-3459.

The first Moskow Speakers Series lecture, presented by Temple Sinai, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday in the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The event is set to feature Avraham Burg (the youngest speaker in the history of the Israeli Knesset) and talk show host Dennis Prager discussing “Consensus, Controversy & Complacency: A Fresh Perspective on U.S./Israel Relationships” in a conversation moderated by “Primary Colors” author Joe Klein. Admission is free, but tickets must be aquired from the performing arts center box office. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 895-2727.

First Choice Pregnancy Services, a center at 860 E Sahara Ave. that provides free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and abortion alternative counseling, plans to host its eighth annual The Miraculous Life Gala at 5 p.m. Saturday at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. The gala is set to feature dinner, entertainment, a silent auction and an address by Bruce Wilkinson, author of “The Prayer of Jabez.” Admission is free, but reservations are required and dontations are suggested. Visit firstchoicefriendslv.org or call 733-0323.

Ricardo Griego is slated to play Spanish guitar in a free concert accompanied by dancers at 2 p.m. Saturday at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org. Griego also plays from 7 to 11 p.m. most Saturdays at Barcelona Tapas & Bar, 10690 Southern Highlands Parkway, No. 100. Visit ricardogriego.com or call 483-5764.

Wear sneakers paired with party clothes to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas’ Sneaker Ball scheduled at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Entertainment, stadium-style food, beer and cocktails and a live and silent auction are planned. Call 367-2582 or visit bgclv.org.

The Las Vegas Hot-Diggity Dachshund Club and Rescue plans to host its ninth annual Hallo-Weiner event from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kellogg-Zaher Dog Park, 7901 W. Washington Ave. Expect a costume contest, music, games, food, vendors, a photographer, Dachshund races, a raffle and a silent auction. Club members who pre-pay their 2013 membership dues of $25 get in free. Admission for nonmembers is $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 or younger, $3 per dog or $15 per family. Visit lvhddcr.com.

The Ward 2 Trunk Or Treat Car Show and free Halloween festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive. Expect a kids costume contest, jump houses, face painting, music and Halloween craft projects and games, as well as trunk-or-treating at the car show. All makes, models and years of vehicles are welcome. Early registration for the car show is $25 per car and includes a T-shirt, dash plaque, goody bag and raffle tickets. Event-day registration is $35, cash only. Vendors also are welcome. The fee is $25 and includes a table. For car show registration, visit lasvegasnevada.gov/trunkortreat. For vendor information or to volunteer, call 229-2420.

The Pure Aloha Fall Festival is scheduled from 4 to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. The event features a Hawaiian festival and concert series with more than 100 booths and amusement rides. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 55 or older, military with ID and children 5 to 10. The festival is set to feature J Boog and Hot Rain at 6 p.m. Friday and Willie K and Kalama Brothers at 6 p.m. Saturday. Concert tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the event. Visit vizzun.com.

Speeding Theatre, a 55-or-older drama group, plans to present the comedy “Golf With Alan Shepard” featuring Chuck N. Baker, Mike Hubbard, Oliver A. Phillips, Al Rauckhorst and John M. Slocum at 8 p.m. Fridays through Sundays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28 in the LVLT Studio Theatre at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $11 to $12. Visit lvlt.org.

PLAN AHEAD

The Aliante Master Association is planning its second annual Harvestfest, set from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at Deer Springs Park, 6550 Aviary Way, for Aliante residents and their guests. The event is in conjunction with Aliante’s 10th birthday. Cake and a small fireworks display are planned. Pumpkins are to be available for children to decorate, a disc jockey is planned, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds are to benefit Spread the Word Nevada. Donations of books for adults and children are welcome. Call Excellence Community Management at 399-4273.

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

Ongoing events

Broadacres Marketplace and Event Center, 2930 Las Vegas Blvd. North, has announced the addition of lighting so the venue can remain open for Friday night shopping and events. In addition to the marketplace’s more than 1,150 vendor spaces and buildings, it also offers a wide variety of entertainment, food and beverages. Hours of operation are now 4 to 10 p.m. Fridays and 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $1 on Fridays and Saturdays and $1.50 on Sundays. Visit broadacresmec.com.

Mohammed Darehbaghi’s exhibit “Glorious in Full Bloom” is scheduled to be on display in the main gallery at the Left of Center Art Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road, through Dec. 8, and Mari Lopez’s “Art As A Vehicle: For Expression, Empowerment, Exploration” is scheduled to be on display in the center’s Legacy Gallery through Dec. 15. The gallery’s hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Ongoing classes are available. Oil painting classes with Harold Bradford are planned from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 11 a.m. Saturdays. Drawing classes with Marylou Evans are available at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays. Acrylic landscape classes with Jack Wilson are planned for 11 a.m. Saturdays. Hammer and anvil earring design classes with Vernon Rowlette are set for 1 p.m. Saturdays. Visit leftofcenterart.org or call 647-7378.

The College of Southern Nevada Planetarium on the Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., is scheduled to present “Secret of the Cardboard Rocket” at 3:30 p.m. Saturdays, “Ancient Skies-Ancient Prophecies” at 6 and 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 17. “2012 Mayan Prophecies” is scheduled to screen at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 22. 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.

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.

A gospel showcase is planned at 8 p.m. Fridays in the showroom at Digiworld Entertainment and Productions, 3432 N. Bruce St., Suite 1. The event features local talents dancing, singing and acting. Admission is free. Call Darry Lighten at 460-9266.

Karate Karaoke is scheduled at 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Whiskey Dick’s, 2750 E. Craig Road. There is no cover charge. Call 399-3425.

The Goodbuy Auto Auction is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursdays at 2024 Losee Road. Viewing times are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Visit goodbuyautoauction.com.

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.

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.

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