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Things to do in Southwest/Spring Valley, March 5-11

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

— “Closer” by Patrick Marber is scheduled until Sunday in the Fischer Black Box at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for seniors and students. Visit lvlt.org.

— Comedian Andrew Norelli is scheduled to perform with Joanie Fagan at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday at Big Al’s Comedy Club at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $19.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.

— The Bourbon Street Cabaret Lounge at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., has scheduled a variety of live entertainment. NiteKings are set to perform from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and Crush is set from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Visit orleanscasino.com.

— The Marshall Tucker Band is set to perform at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in The Orleans Showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $29.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.

— Rick Duarte and Friends are scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and March 22 at Brendan’s Irish Pub at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Visit orleanscasino.com.

— Acoustic Den is set to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday and March 23 at Brendan’s Irish Pub at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Visit orleanscasino.com.

— The exhibit “Espressioni nel Tempo in Metallo: Expressions in Time with Metal” by Mauro Del Mastro is scheduled during regular hours until Sunday at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. The library’s hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. This exhibit represents the artist’s variety of subject matter, including ancient artifacts of Rome, armor, helmets, florals and wildlife, welding found metal objects together to create sculptures. Visit lvccld.org.

WORTH A DRIVE

— The Discovery Children’s Museum is scheduled to open to the public at 10 a.m. Saturday. The three-story, 58,000-square-foot Donald W. Reynolds Discovery Center, 360 Promenade Place adjacent to the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, will be home to nine themed exhibition halls and a traveling exhibit gallery set to feature “Discover the Real George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon” through May 15. The new building is nearly twice the size of the now-closed Lied Discovery Children’s Museum on Las Vegas Boulevard. Through May the museum is scheduled to be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $12. Adults must be accompanied by a child. Visit discoverykidslv.org.

— Desert Spring Theatre Arts plans to present “Bye, Bye Birdie” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and March 15-16, plus a 3 p.m. matinee Sunday at Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pavilion Center Drive (across from Palo Verde High School). Tickets are $7.50. Call 702-256-5933 or visit desertspringchurch.com.

— WheelaPaLooza is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Las Vegas Cyclery and Escape Adventures, 10575 Discovery Drive. The event continues Sunday as the weekend marks the store’s grand opening. Wheelapalooza includes group bike rides, live music, free food and 5K and five-mile runs. Call 702-596-2953 or visit lasvegascyclery.com.

— Las Vegas Academy Theatre plans to present the musical “Oklahoma!” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lowden Theater for the Performing arts at Ninth Street and Clark Avenue. Tickets are $18, with $15 student rates on Thursday. Visit lvacademytheatre.org or call 702-855-9729.

— The Nevada Conservatory Theatre at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, is scheduled to perform Peter Shaffer’s “Equus” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and March 14-16 with 2 p.m. matinees Sunday and March 17 in the Judy Bayley Theatre. The play contains scenes of nudity and is intended for mature audiences. Tickets start at $20. Call 702-895-2787 or visit pac.unlv.edu.

— ArtsPower plans to present “The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Tickets are $3. Call 702-229-3515 or 702-229-6469.

— Bishop Gorman High School, 5959 S. Hualapai Way, plans to present “Into the Woods” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15. Visit bishopgorman.org.

— The Massive Spectacular, an event featuring some of the world’s best belly dancers, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday in the Railhead at Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway. Tickets are $35 for adults, $25 for students 13 to 24 with a student ID and $6 for children 12 or younger. Proceeds for the all-ages show are set to benefit the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. Visit themassivespectacular.com.

— “Old Time Radio … Live!” is planned for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are for $15 Sun City Summerlin residents or $18 for nonresidents. All ticket sales are check or cash (exact change required). Call 800-595-4849.

— The Junior League of Las Vegas plans to host its fifth annual Fashion Forward Challenge at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fashion Show mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Clark County high school students will walk the runway in original designs based on the theme, “Into the Forest.” Visit jllv.org.

— Pianist Ruth Johnson plans to perform “Today’s Diet of Music” at 4 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship Hall of the Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N, Pavilion Center Drive. The event is free. Call 702-256-5933.

— Wine & Art Parties plans to host a fundraiser for Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Republic Kitchen and Bar, 9470 S. Eastern Ave. Live guitar music and art instruction are planned. Wine & Art Parties will provide easels, canvases, paints and brushes. Admission is $35. Registration is required. Call 702-340-7956, visit windandartparties.com or email kwebb@candlelightersnv.org.

— Learn to identify several species of birds during Birding 101 from 8 to 10 a.m. Sunday at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, 350 E. Galleria Drive. Participation is free, but registration is required online at cityofhenderson.com/parks or at any recreation center. The activity number is 661018-01.

— The forthcoming Life Is Beautiful Festival is set to continue its local musician showcase series with jazz and soul performances from 7 p.m to midnight Wednesday at Downtown Cocktail Room, 111 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Guests must be 21 or older. Admission is free. Visit lifeisbeautifulfestival.com.

— Walk your dog from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. General admission is $18.95 for adults and $9.95 for Nevada residents. Special rates also are available for seniors, students and military personnel. Visit springspreseve.org.

— Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host “Best Buddies Presents: The Raffle Featuring Flash Mobs for Friendship” Saturday at Town Square Park. The event will feature a raffle from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with winners announced at 5 p.m. A flash mob is scheduled for 5 p.m. The event will benefit Best Buddies Nevada, which works to eradicate social isolations for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com.

PLAN AHEAD

— Comedian Jeff Capri is scheduled to perform with Laura Hayden at 8 p.m. March 13-17 at Big Al’s Comedy Club at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $19.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.

— The Bourbon Street Cabaret Lounge at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., has scheduled a variety of live entertainment this week. NiteKings are set to perform from 4 to 8 p.m. March 13, and 360 is set from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. March 13-17. Visit orleanscasino.com.

— Open Mic Night with Smokin’ Smitty is scheduled from 8 p.m. to midnight March 14, and Smokin’ Smitty and the Masters of Funk are set to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. March 15-16 at Brendan’s Irish Pub at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Visit orleanscasino.com.

— The Temptations are set to perform at 8 p.m. March 16-17 in The Orleans Showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $34.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.

— Comedian Vargus Mason is scheduled to perform with Jodi Miller at 8 p.m. March 20-24 at Big Al’s Comedy Club at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $19.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.

— Juice Newton is set to perform at 7 p.m. March 21 in the Veil Pavilion at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Tickets start at $25. Visit silvertoncasino.com.

— Next Movement is set to perform from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. March 20-21 and March 23-24 at the Bourbon Street Cabaret Lounge at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Visit orleanscasino.com.

— Comedian John Pinette is set to perform at 8 p.m. March 22-23 in The Orleans Showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $29.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.

— Southern Nevada Children First plans to host its fourth annual Artfully Sweet fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. March 30 at a private residence in Southern Highlands. The event will feature desserts and pastries from some of the valley’s top pastry chefs, artwork, live performances and a silent auction. Tickets are $40 and must be purchased in advance. Call Monique Harris at 702-487-5665 or email mharris@childrenfirst-nv.org or call Suzanne Burke at 702-595-2073 or email sburke@childrenfirst-nv.org.

— The Extreme Thing Sports & Music Festival is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 30 at Desert Breeze Skate Park, 8275 Spring Mountain Road. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 the day of the show. A limited VIP package is available for $30 and includes a general admission ticket, commemorative event T-shirt and event poster. Visit extremething.com.

— Garbage is set to perform at 8 p.m. April 12 at the Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $34. Visit palms.com.

— Comedian Don Rickles is set to perform at 8 p.m. April 13-14 in The Orleans Showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $79.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.

— Comedian Stephen Thomas is scheduled to perform with Timm Metivier at 8 p.m. April 13-17 at Big Al’s Comedy Club at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $19.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.

— Grand Funk Railroad is set to perform at 8 p.m. April 20-21 in The Orleans Showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $39.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.

— Comedian Greg Vaccariello is scheduled to perform with Phil Johnson at 8 p.m. April 20-24 at Big Al’s Comedy Club at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $19.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.

— Comedian Derek Richards is scheduled to perform with Ryan Wingfield at 8 p.m. April 27-31 at Big Al’s Comedy Club at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $19.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.

— Victoria Justice is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. June 21 at the Pearl at The Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Blvd. Tickets start at $33. Visit palms.com.

ONGOING EVENTS

— Ongoing shows at Money Plays, 4755 W. Flamingo Road, include live local music at 9 p.m. Saturdays and a live open mic night at 9 p.m. Thursdays. Visit moneyplayslv.com.

— Music 4 Life offers drum circle sessions at Dinosaurs & Roses, 6029 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit music4life.us or call 702-889-2881.

— Enjoy karaoke from 8 p.m. to midnight Wednesdays at Jack’s Irish Pub at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit palacestation.sclv.com.

— The Sand Dollar Lounge, 3355 Spring Mountain Road, hosts a variety of live entertainment daily. Call 702-871-6651 or visit sanddollarloungelv.com.

— John Windsor performs from 5:30 to 9 p.m. the first Friday of each month, from
8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturdays and from
6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sundays at McMullan’s Irish Pub, 4650 W. Tropicana Ave. He performs from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 am. Mondays at Rí Rá Las Vegas in Mandalay Bay, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit john-windsor.com.

— Crown Ave. performs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays at Jack’s Irish Pub at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Visit palacestation.sclv.com.

— Jerry Tiffe performs from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd. Visit arizonacharlies
decatur.com.

— Nuff Said performs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturdays at Jack’s Irish Pub at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Visit palacestation.sclv.com.

— The Claudine Castro Band is scheduled to perform at 11 p.m. Sundays in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is $10. Visit palms.com.

— Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns are scheduled to perform at 10:30 p.m. Mondays in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is free. Visit palms.com.

— The Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road, has scheduled a variety of live entertainment six nights a week in the Gold Coast Showroom Lounge. Visit goldcoastcasino.com.

— The exhibit “As I See It: The Art of Peg Lozier” is scheduled during regular hours through March 5 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. The library’s hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Lozier describes her art as a bright sun, bold color and a strong contrast of light and shadow. Visit lvccld.org.

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