Things to do in Southwest/Spring Valley June 19-25

In Your Neighborhood

Nashville children’s entertainers The Groove Club are set to perform at 4 p.m. today at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., as part of the library district’s summer reading program. The show is for children ages 3 to 11. Admission is free. Visit

The Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, is scheduled to host its Happy Independence Day: 4th of July Celebration at 11 a.m. Thursday. The show is for children ages 1 to 11. Admission is free. Call 507-6041 or visit

The West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., is scheduled to host its Teen Art! program at 4 p.m. Friday. The art class is for teenagers. Admission is free. Visit

The Fisherman and His Wife Puppet Show is scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. The show is for children ages 6 to 11. Admission is free. Visit

n "A Walk in the Park," an exhibit by 17-year-old artist Shirleen Chang, is scheduled to be on display through today at the Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. Visit A Senior Dance Party, hosted by KJUL-FM and KOOL-FM, is planned for 4:30 to 8 p.m. today inside Veil Pavilion at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. The event is for those 21 or older. The Kool Tones are set to perform, and drawings are planned throughout the evening. Tickets are $5 with a Silverton Rewards Card and $10 without. Tickets will be available at the door. Visit

Reggae band Bushman is set to perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Sway Pool Lounge at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of show. Visit

PS Productions is set to present "Crazy for You" 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

The Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp is set to feature free activities, crafts and workshops designed to teach families outdoor skills from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 15 at Bass Pro Shops, 8200 Dean Martin Drive. Workshops include bird watching, wildlife exploration, backyard adventures, dogs in the outdoors, camping, fishing, archery and hunting. Visit

An exhibit of traditional Chinese water color paintings by Gary Wu, a master in the Chinese brush technique, is set to run through July 10 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit or call 507-3820.

Rock band Los Lobos is set to perform at 8 p.m. Friday at Veil Pavilion at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Tickets start at $15 for standing room only. General seating is $35. Visit

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

Worth a Drive

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, "Journey 2" and "Kit Kettredge: An American Girl"; July 3 and 4, "Dolphin Tale" and "Happy Feet Two"; July 10 and 11, "Legend of the Guardians" and "Yogi Bear"; July 17 and 18, "Cats & Dogs: Revenge" and "Hugo"; July 14 and 25, "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.

Dive-In Movies are planned for 8:30 p.m. Saturdays at the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. Family-friendly film screenings are free and open to the public and are scheduled to include "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Saturday. Candy and other theater snacks will be available for purchase. Call 869-7807.

Roos-N-More, a nonprofit zoo that houses exotic animals for educational purposes, has scheduled open zoo days at its Moapa facility from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 15 and 28. Admission is $10. Visit or call 467-3585.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., has a full slate of shows planned. The brass ensemble Cones of Fury is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. today. The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas is set for 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dance Connection plans an annual dance concert at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is scheduled to play at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday. A production of the musical "Willy Wonka Junior" is scheduled at 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 982-7805 or visit

Explore the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, also known as Mount Charleston, with free interpretive programming. A campfire talk is planned for 8 p.m. Friday at the Hilltop Campground. Due to limited parking, the program is recommended for campground guests only.

A bird safari is planned for 9 a.m. Saturday at a to-be-announced location. Registration is required. A night hike is planned for 8 p.m. Saturday at the McWilliams Campground host site. A guided hike of Fletcher Canyon Trail is set to begin at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Visitor Center. A Civilian Conservation Corps program is planned for 1 p.m. Sunday at the Visitor Center. These programs are made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Forest Service, Great Basin Institute, and Southern Nevada Conservancy. Visit

Cinemark Theatres plans a Summer Movie Clubhouse offer with 10 films for $5 when purchased in advance or $1 per show if purchased at the box office. This week’s film is "Kung Fu Panda 2" scheduled at 11 a.m. today at Century 16 Suncoast at 9090 Alta Drive. Additional films scheduled include "Despicable Me," July 3; "Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2," July 10; "Dolphin Tale," July 17; "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

Ongoing events

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.

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

Plan ahead

Motown group The Temptations are set to perform at 8 p.m. July 7 and 8 at The Orleans Showroom, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $34.95. For more information, visit or call 365-7075.

The musical "The Great American Trailer Park" is scheduled at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays July 13-29 on the Mainstage at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. With music by David Nehls, the play features Armadillo Arce’s, a Florida trailer park where the residents encounter all the trials and tribulations that one would expect to see on an episode of Jerry Springer. Tickets are $20 for season ticket holders or $25 for general public. Visit

Comedian Steven Wright is set to perform at 8 p.m. July 13 and 14 at The Orleans Showroom at The Orleans Hotel and Casino, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $34.95. Visit

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