Things to do in Southwest/Spring Valley July 24-31

Desert Breeze Outdoor Water Park, 8275 Spring Mountain Road, plans its Cardboard Boat Regatta at 7 p.m. Friday. Participants build and race boats made of cardboard and duct tape. 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.

Sedona Restaurant & Lounge, 9580 W. Flamingo Road, is set to host a Lock and Key singles event for patrons age 27-49 from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Men get a key, and women get a lock in an activity designed to encourage mingling. Advance registration is $20. Admission at the door is $25-$30. Visit lockandkeyevents.com.

See free productions of the Hampstead Stage Company’s “Pinocchio,” at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, and 2 p.m. at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.

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 goldcoastcasino.com.

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

The musical “The Great American Trailer Park” is scheduled at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday 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.

“Oliver” is scheduled to run as part of Super Summer Theatre’s season lineup at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday 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.

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.

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The final installation of National Dance Day is planned from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The performance is to feature Las Vegans who devoted two months to dance classes taught by instructors from the Tunay Street Dance Studio. Before the performance, Jojo Peralta of Tunay Street is scheduled to demonstrate various modern styles that exist and speak on common benefits that dance provides. The event is free and open to the public. Call 507-3631.

Alex & The Kaleidoscope Band plan to perform a concert for children at
10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Tickets are $3, and discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. Call 229-3515 or visit lasvegasnevada.gov.

“The Who: Quadrophenia —- Can You See The Real Me?” The Story Behind The Album, a one-night event, is scheduled to screen at 8 p.m. today in theaters across the country including the Village Square 18, 9400 W. Sahara Ave. Visit fathomevents.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. Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday 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.

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.

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, “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.

For information on shows scheduled at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., call 982-7805 or visit thesmithcenter.com.

Fielding West is set to host Luna Shimada, Jason Baney, Losander, Ayala and Tanya and Sonny Fontana in The Las Vegas Magic Experience at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Smith Center. The Society of American Magicians Annual Convention invites the public to its Gala Show featuring magicians from around the world at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at The Smith Center. Tickets for either show are $31.

Additional shows scheduled at the center include: Broadway, television and film star Pia Zadora, Friday and Saturday; The Tenors (The Canadian Tenors), Aug. 5; the Composers Showcase of Las Vegas, Aug. 8.; Fern Adair Conservatory of the Arts Concert Fantasy and Fantasy Petite 2012, Aug. 11-12; and La Cage Aux Folles, Aug. 14-19.

Cinemark Theatres plans a Summer Movie Clubhouse offer with $1 films. This week’s film is “Puss in Boots” scheduled at 11 a.m. today at Century 16 Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive, and 10 a.m. today at Century 16 Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Additional films scheduled include “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 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 beverage will be allowed. The schedule is: Saturday “Evan Almighty”; Aug. 4:, “The Wild”; Aug. 11, “Alice in Wonderland” (2011 version); Aug. 18, “Puss in Boots”; Aug. 25, “Kung Fu Panda 2”; and Sept. 1, “The Lorax.” Visit jwlasvegasresort.com or call 869-7777.

PLAN AHEAD

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.

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