Things to do in Southwest/Spring Valley

n The Extreme Thing Sports and Music Festival is planned from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Desert Breeze Park, 8275 Spring Mountain Road near Durango Drive. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 the day of the show. A VIP Package is $30 and includes a T-shirt and poster. Visit

n Signature Productions plans to present “Hairspray” through April 28 at the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Visit

n Kellie Pickler is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Friday in the Veil Pavilion at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Tickets are $30. Visit

n John Pinette is set to bring his stand-up act to The Orleans Showroom, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets start at $29.95. Call 365-7075 or visit

n Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom’s “Tuesdays with Morrie” is set to run at 2 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in the Las Vegas Little Theatre’s Studio Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets start at $11. Visit

n 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.

n The new Vegas Magic Theatre, a Paul Stone production, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road. The show includes a cast of magicians, variety and specialty acts from around the world. Tickets start at $14.95. Visit

n Music 4 Life offers drum circle sessions at Dinosaurs & Roses, 6029 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit or call 889-2881.

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

n 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.

n The Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, plans to host a 74-foot, high-tech tractor-trailer Digital Bookmobile from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Experience digital downloading through interactive demonstrations. The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District’s audio book, e-book, music and video download service will be available. Call 507-6300.

Worth a Drive

n The annual Spring Plant Sale is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The sale will feature native and drought-tolerant plant species sold in container sizes ranging from 2 inches up to 5 gallons. Springs Preserve members can take advantage of a special preview sale from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Admission to the plant sale in the Gardens Amphitheater is free. Regular admission prices will apply for access to museums. Guests are encouraged to bring their own wagons to transport purchases. Visit or contact Russ Harrison at 258-2462.

n Rag Tag Entertainment plans to present “Opera Risque” at 8 p.m. today at Ovation at Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. Tickets are $15. Visit

n Upcoming shows scheduled at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., include Savion Glover’s Bare Soundz today, The Pink Floyd Experience on Friday, Branford Marsalis on Saturday and the one-woman show Golda’s Balcony starring Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh on Sunday. Ticket prices vary by peformance and start at $26. The center is set to host the Composers Showcase of Las Vegas at
10:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $20. Call 982-7805 or visit

n “SPACE: A Journey to our Future” is scheduled to be on display through May 13 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The touring exhibit features lunar samples, a moon scale and various interactive, educational features on the universe. Visit or call 822-7700.

n The Glass Craft & Bead Expo is set for 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday in the Events Center at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $15 and valid for all three days. Visit

n The High Cs — featuring tenors Mark Thomsen, Antonio Esclapes and Marco Varela — are set to perform at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. The concert is set to mix arias with Latin music, pop, Broadway songs and standards in English, Italian and German. Visit or call 455-7340.

n Nevada Ballet Theatre plans to present “Words on Dance: Cynthia Gregory in Conversation with Donald Williams” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Troesh Studio Theater at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $25 or $75 with a reception. For more information, visit or call 982-7805.

n A benefit production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” is scheduled at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $10. Visit

n “Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!,” a touring exhibit featuring the monkey made famous in film, television and books, is scheduled to visit the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North, through May 13. Visit

n Flightlinez at the Fremont Street Experience, 425 Fremont St., plans to host a fundraiser for The Animal Foundation from noon to midnight Wednesday with proceeds from zipline rides benefiting the organization. Rides are $15 from noon to 6 p.m. and $20 until midnight. All-day passes are $50 and include one free ticket to Nathan Burton’s show at the Flamingo. Call 410-7999 or visit

Plan Ahead

n The Animal Foundation’s annual “Best in Show,” hosted by magician Nathan Burton, is scheduled at 1 p.m. April 22 at The Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Dogs from the foundation shelter at 655 N. Mojave Road will compete for the audience’s favor and be available for adoption after the show. Tickets are $12 and $5 for seniors and children 2 to 12. Call 284-7777 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

n 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

n 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

n 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

n The Utah Ballroom Dance Company plans to perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $13 for Sun City Summerlin residents and $17 for nonresidents. Call 240-1301 or 800-595-4849.

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