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Things to do in Southwest/Spring Valley July 17-23

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The musical “The Great American Trailer Park” is scheduled at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through July 29 on the Mainstage at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. With music by David Nehls, the play features Armadillo Acres, a Florida trailer park where the residents encounter all the trials and tribulations that one would expect to see on an episode of “The Jerry Springer Show.” Tickets are $20 for season ticket holders or $25 for general public. Visit lvlt.org.

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 ricardogriego.com or call 483-5764.

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 and variety and specialty acts from around the world. Tickets start at $14.95. Visit goldcoastcasino.com.

Music 4 Life offers drum circle sessions at Dinosaurs & Roses, 6029 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit music4life.us or call 889-2881.

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 tivolivillagelv.com.


Desert Breeze Outdoor Water Park, 8275 Spring Mountain Road, is scheduled to host its annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at 7 p.m. July 27. Participants build and race boats made only of cardboard and duct tape. There is no fee for regatta entry, but pool admission fees are required for all entries and spectators. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative and fastest boats. Boat check-in begins at 5 p.m. Call 455-7798.

The World Hip Hop Dance Championships are set for 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at The Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. The event is scheduled to feature 2,500 dancers from 40 countries. Tickets range from $25 to $59.50. Call 284-7777 or visit orleanscasino.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 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.

Martina McBride is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Grand Events Center at Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway. Tickets are $42.50 to $75. Visit greenvalleyranchresort.com.

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 cannerycasino.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 visiting stationcasinos.com.

RagTag Entertainment plans to perform “South Pacific” at 7 p.m. Sept. 21-23 in the Community Center at Sun City MacDonald Ranch, 2020 Horizon Ridge Parkway. Tickets are $15. All profits from the shows will be used to purchase materials and supplies for the Las Vegas Sew Girls, who make clothing that is donated to military hospitals. For information, call Johannah Lockwood at 260-1621.

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 museums.bankof

Worth a Drive

“Oliver” is scheduled to run as part of Super Summer Theatre’s season lineup at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays through July 28 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.

Roos-N-More, a nonprofit zoo that houses exotic animals for educational purposes, has scheduled an open zoo day at its Moapa facility from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 28. Admission is $10. Visit roosnmore.org or call 467-3585.


Bring a picnic lunch or snack to a screening of “Bee Movie” set for noon Wednesday as part of the Family Lunchtime Movie Matinee Series at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Call 507-3863.

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, “Cats & Dogs: Revenge” and “Hugo”; July 24 and 25, “The Adventures of Tin Tin” and “Puss in Boots”; and July 31 and Aug. 1, “Kung Fu Panda 2” and “Rango.” Call 838-0490.

Cinemark Theatres plans a Summer Movie Clubhouse offer with $1 films. This week’s film is “Dolphin Tale,” today; “Puss in Boots,” July 24; “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 cinemark.com/summer-movie-clubhouse-2012.

“The Spiderwick Chronicles” is set to screen at 3 p.m. Thursday as part of the Dreams and Screams Movie Matinee Series at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 507-3710.

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 beverages will be allowed. The schedule includes: Saturday, “Madagascar 2”; July 28, “Evan Almighty”; Aug. 4:, “The Wild”; and Aug. 11, “Alice in Wonderland” (2011 version). Visit jwlasvegasresort.com or call 869-7777.

The city of North Las Vegas Movie Madness free movie in the park nights are scheduled to begin at dusk. Moviegoers are invited to bring blankets, picnic baskets and refreshments. Movies planned at Nature Discovery Park, 2600 Nature Park Drive, include “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.

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