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Things to do in Sunrise/Whitney July 3-9

In Your Neighborhood

A screening of the film “Toy Story” is scheduled from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. Visit lvccld.org or call 507-4010.

Cinemark Theatres offers a Summer Movie Clubhouse with 10 films for $5 when purchased in advance or $1 per show if purchased at the box office. This week’s film is “Despicable Me” scheduled at 10 a.m. Thursday at Century 18 Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Additional films scheduled include “Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2,” July 12; “Dolphin Tale,” July 19; “Puss in Boots,” July 26; “Winnie the Pooh,” Aug. 2; “Yogi Bear,” Aug. 9; and “Charlotte’s Web,” Aug. 16. For a list of participating theaters valleywide, call 800-326-3264 or visit cinemark.com/summer-movie-clubhouse-2012.

Worth a Drive

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., has a full slate of shows planned. Performances scheduled include: Clint Holmes, Friday through Sunday; CTA featuring Danny Seraphine, Friday and Saturday; Chris Botti, Friday; and k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang, July 13.

“Stephen Sondheim, A Life in the Theater: An Evening of Music and Conversation” is scheduled to bring the iconic composer lyricist to the center July 14. In celebration of Sondheim’s appearance, music director Bill Fayne and director Andrew Wright plan a cabaret jazz show titled “Putting it Together,” featuring Richel Kompst, Lou De Meis, Anne Barr, Brandon Albright and Jay Joseph performing Sondheim’s hits July 15. Call 982-7805 or visit thesmithcenter.com.

Bill Fayne and a 22-piece orchestra are scheduled to back up local singers in a concert production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” at 7 p.m. Monday and 10 p.m. July 10 at the Las Vegas Hotel, 3000 Paradise Road. Tickets are $25. Visit thelvh.com/calendar or call (800) 222-5361.

The College of Southern Nevada Planetarium on the Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., is scheduled to present “Stars of the Pharoahs” at 6 and 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, “Extreme Planets” at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and “Zula Patrol: Down to Earth” at 3:30 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for seniors 55 or older, children younger than 12 and CSN students. Visit csn.edu/planetarium or call 651-4138.

The Above Music Festival is scheduled to feature Mad Villains, Sound Design, The Riots, Stereo Trooperz, Society, IHagarty, Rickyxsan, Dj Ob3y, DJ Reckless and more in an all-ages show from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday at Fort Cheyenne, 2414 E. Cheyenne Ave. Tickets start at $15. Visit fla.vor.us/abovemusicfestival.

The National Council of La Raza plans a free National Latino Family Expo from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday in the South Convention Center at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The expo is set to offer free activities, services and entertainment for all ages. Visit nclr.org.

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 basspro.com.

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, “The Cat in the Hat”; July 14, “Bedtime Stories”; July 21, “Madagascar 2”; July 28, “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

A Family Pajama-rama story time is scheduled from 6 to 6:45 p.m. July 11 at the Sunrise Library, 5400 Harris Ave. Visit lvccld.org or call 507-3900.

A 60th anniversary screening of the film “Singing in the Rain” is scheduled at 2 and 7 p.m. July 12 in theaters across the country, including Century 18 Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, 547-1732; Century Orleans 18, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., 889-1220; Regal Village Square Stadium 18, 9400 W. Sahara Ave., 838-0490; Century 16 Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive, 655-8178; and Century 16 South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 260-4061. The classic musical film stars Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor in a lighthearted look at the transition from the silent film era to the talkies. A film featuring an interview with Reynolds and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film is set to be shown before the feature. Tickets are $10.50 to $12.50. Visit fathomevents.com.

A screening of the opera “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. July 11 in theaters across the country, including Century 18 Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, 547-1732; Century Orleans 18, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., 889-1220; Regal Village Square Stadium 18, 9400 W. Sahara Ave., 838-0490; Century 16 Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive, 655-8178; and Century 16 South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 260-4061, as part of the award-winning series The Met: Live in HD. The opera is a fictionalized look at the life and loves of German writer E.T.A. Hoffmann. The show is an encore performance from 2009. Tickets are $13 to $15. Visit fathomevents.com.

R&B group The Whispers is scheduled to perform at 8:30 p.m. July 14 at the Eastside Events Center in the Eastside Cannery, 5255 N. Boulder Highway. Tickets are $19.95 to $34.95. Visit eastsidecannery.com or call 856-5300.

Firenze Strings is scheduled to perform chamber music from 2 to 3 p.m. July 14 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. In addition to the six women who form the ensemble, four other musicians are set to enhance the performance. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 455-7340.

Lectures on the history of brothels in the Las Vegas Valley highlighting Roxie’s on Boulder Highway are scheduled at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. July 11 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. Marie Rowley based the lectures on her recently completed thesis on the subject. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 455-7340.

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