Things to do in Southwest/Spring Valley June 5-11

In Your Neighborhood

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 running Saturday 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

Comedian, actor, writer and radio personality D.L. Hughley is set to bring his stand-up act to The Orleans Showroom, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets start at $39.95. Call 365-7075 or 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.

Worth a Drive

A Settlement Day celebration to mark the 157th anniversary of the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort is planned at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, 500 E. Washington Ave., from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The fort is the first permanent, non-native settlement in Southern Nevada. Expect Dutch oven cooking, volunteers dressed as historical characters and activities by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, the Friends of the Fort, the Soldiers of the Fort and the Old Spanish Trail Association. Patrons can purchase a pancake breakfast for $5 per person or $15 per family, with proceeds supporting Friends of the Fort. Activities are set to begin at 9:30 a.m. with exhibits, games, demonstrations and activities for children. Admission is $1. Call 486-3511.

The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to celebrate World Oceans Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday with children’s activities, dive demonstrations and more. Visit

The Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., plans to host a reception at 5 p.m. today for "Art in Action: Spring Break Teen Art Camp Art Exhibition." The exhibit, set to be on display through July 31, features art created by teens who participated in the library district’s Art in Action teen camps during spring break. Visit or call 507-3630.

An exhibition of work by students in Sharon Gainsburg’s stone carving class is on display through June 15 at the Urban Ranch General Store, 6985 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 105. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Visit or call 368-2601.

SRO Productions, a new theater at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans its inaugural play, "Barefoot in the Park," Friday, Saturday and June 15-17. Tickets are $20 each, and showtimes are slated for 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with a 2 p.m. matinee performance June 17. Call 269-5000 or visit

The Jenny Valdez Inc. Gallery inside The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., is accepting entries for its "Dog & Cat" show in July, slated to benefit local animal charities. Artists may submit no more than two entries no larger than 15 by 15 inches. Works may be dropped off between noon and 3 p.m. June 30. The show is slated from 6 to 9 p.m. July 5 and 5 to 11 p.m. July 6. Email Valdez at for an application.

The Knights of Columbus plan an all-ages Saturday Night Stomp swing dance party the second Saturday of most months at 911 E. Ogden Ave. Lessons are scheduled at 7 p.m., and social dancing is set to run from 8 p.m. to midnight. The dress code prohibits jeans. Upcoming themes include: Superhero, Saturday; Seven Seas, July 14; 1920s, Aug. 18; 1950s, Sept. 8; Masquarade, Oct. 13; USO, Nov. 10; and Holiday, Dec. 8. Admission is $5, cash only. Visit

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., has a full slate of shows planned. "Desperate Housewives" actress Emily Bergl plans to perform her cabaret show "Kidding on the Square" Friday and Saturday. Idina Menzel is scheduled to perform Sunday. The musical "Million Dollar Quartet" is scheduled June 12-17. Lucy Woodward is scheduled to perform June 15-16. Call 982-7805 or visit

Plan ahead

PS Productions is set to present "Crazy for You" as part of Super Summer Theatre’s season lineup at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays June 13-30 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 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

Performer David de Alba plans to premiere "Finnochio’s Memoirs: The Last Chapter," a tribute to the San Francisco nightclub, at 3 p.m. June 17 at the Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $10. Call 732-7225 or visit

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