Things to do in Southwest/Spring Valley

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“How to Murder Your Ex-Husband,” a play written by Marilyn Mayblum and directed by Douglas J. Pritchard, is slated for a free performance at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit or call 507-3964.

American rock band Portugal. The Man, is set to perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Tickets start at $20. Visit

Kids are invited to read “Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners” at a pajama party scheduled at 5 p.m. Monday at the Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. Visit or call 507-3760.

Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit,” directed by Brian Scott, is set to open Friday and run at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 22 on the main stage of the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for seniors and students. Visit

Massenet’s “Manon,” performed by the Metropolitan Opera, is scheduled to be broadcast to theaters throughout the country at 9 a.m. Saturday. For a list of local theaters participating, visit

Fannie Ludaway’s exhibit “Collage My Interpretation” is set to run through April 15 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit

Artist Glen Rinehimer’s exhibit “Scapes” of oil on wood panels depicting Red Rock, Death Valley and Morro Bay is set to be on display through April 22 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit or call 507-3820.

Ricardo Griego is slated to play Spanish guitar from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturdays at Barcelona Tapas & Bar, 10690 Southern Highlands Parkway, No. 100. Visit or call 483-5764.

Worth a Drive

This month’s First Friday celebration is slated to include a bike tour of downtown starting at 6 p.m. in the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada parking lot, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway. The tour includes stops at Las Vegas City Hall, Symphony Park, the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, the Mob Museum and more. RSVP at or call 676-1915.

An Eggstravaganza Celebration is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. An egg hunt, bunny petting pen, arts and crafts and live entertainment are planned. Admission is free. However, some activities require a pass for $10 or $8 for Springs Preserve members. Visit

Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is slated to host a family Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, with an 8 a.m. registration. Egg hunts are slated to take place every half-hour. Call 269-5001 or visit

Shows scheduled at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., include the musical “The Color Purple” today through Sunday, Clint Holmes Friday and Saturday and “Sousa in the 21st Century,” a tribute to John Philip Sousa featuring performances by musicians, visual artists, dancers and thespians from across Southern Nevada, at 6:30 p.m. April 11. Call 982-7805 or visit

The center is also set to host the Las Vegas Youth Orchestra’s “A Season of Dances” featuring student concerto winner Katharine Smith at 6:30 p.m. April 12. Tickets start at $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Call 385-2838 or visit

Ethel M Chocolates, 2 Cactus Garden Drive in Henderson, is planning a free Spring Spectacular Weekend to benefit Opportunity Village. From 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and Sunday, residents can enjoy cactus garden and chocolate factory tours, Easter Bunny photos and more. From noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, an artwalk is planned. Visit

An Easter Fest with egg hunts, games, candy, pictures with the Easter Bunny, food, a jump house and live music is scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Grace Valley Church, 1370 E. Robindale Road. Visit

The first full weekend of every month, Bank of America cardholders receive free admission to museums and attractions nationwide. Local attractions participating include: the Springs Preserve, the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum and the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. Only the cardholder is admitted free, and adults visiting Lied must be accompanied by children. Visit

Palm Eastern Mortuary and Cemetery, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., plans an interdenominational Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday. The family-friendly event is scheduled to feature a message delivered by the Rev. Leo Wood, a dove release, a complimentary continental breakfast and an appearance from the Easter Bunny. Music will be provided by the Desert Chorale and an array of local soloists. Call 464-8500 or visit

Plan ahead

The Gateway Arts Foundation has scheduled a gourmet luncheon featuring comedian Kathleen Dunbar at 11:30 a.m. April 10 at The Artisan, 1501 W. Sahara Ave. Attendance requires prepaid reservations for $25. Seating is limited. Call 255-0695, email or visit gatewayarts or

The Las Vegas Master Singers Chamber Chorale joined by the choirs of Faith Lutheran Jr/Sr High School plans to present “Now Let Us Sing!” at 7 p.m. April 11 at Faith Lutheran Jr/Sr High School, 2015 S. Hualapai Way. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students.

The 12th Annual Governor’s Black-Tie Invitational is set to begin at 5 p.m. April 12 and run through April 14 at Southern Highlands Golf Club, 1 Robert Trent Jones Lane. The event, which is sponsored by Southern Highlands Golf Club Charitable Foundation, benefits a variety of charities throughout Southern Nevada. The event is set to feature golf, awards and a show by Grammy award-winning band Maroon 5. Tickets are limited, and sponsorships are available. Call Shelley Caiazzo at 263-1000 or email at Visit

“Spearminted” by Erica Griffin is set to run in the Fischer Black Box at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. a from April 27 through May 15. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for seniors and students. Visit

Reggae band Steel Pulse is set to perform at 6 p.m. April 14 at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Tickets are $20 in advance or $30 at the door. Visit

The 11th Annual Pure Aloha Festival is set for April 19-22 at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Times are 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. April 19 and 20; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. April 21; and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 22. Tickets are $7 for adults smf $5 for children 5 to 10 or seniors 55 or older and military. Visit

Comedian Dennis Miller is set to return at 8 p.m. April 27 and 28 to The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets are $49.95. Call 365-7075 or visit

Comedian Marty Allen is scheduled to perform at 4 p.m. April 21 and 22 inside the Louie Anderson Theater at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Tickets start at $66. Visit

Alternative rock band Garbage is set to perform at 8 p.m. April 14 at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $34. Visit

Rhythm and blues musician Robert Cray is set to perform at 8 p.m. April 14 and 15 at The Orleans Showroom, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $29.95. Call 365-7075 or visit

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