Things to do in Sunrise/Whitney July10-17


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

n Firenze Strings is scheduled to perform chamber music from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday 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. The center also plans lectures on the history of brothels in the Las Vegas Valley highlighting Roxie’s on Boulder Highway scheduled at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Marie Rowley based the lectures on her recently completed thesis on the subject. Visit or call 455-7340.

n The Vegas Arts Guild’s members show is scheduled to be on display beginning July 17 at the Sunrise Library, 5400 Harris Ave. An opening reception is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 17. The library also plans an “Include Me Puppet Show,” a disability awareness and bullying prevention show for preschoolers, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday. A Family Pajama-rama story time is scheduled from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at the library. Visit or call 507-3900.

n Teens are invited to try their hands at making paper crafts such as a comic book collage bookmark from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. Call 507-4010.

n A 60th anniversary screening of the film “Singin’ in the Rain” is scheduled at 2 and 7 p.m. Thursday 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 Fathom Events also plans an encore screening of the opera “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $13 to $15. Visit

n Cinemark Theatres plans a Summer Movie Clubhouse with films for $1. This week’s film is “Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2,” scheduled at 10 a.m. Thursday at Century 18 Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Additional films scheduled include “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

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n The Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is scheduled to host 21 Bug Salute, its 21st anniversary party, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Attendees receive half-off admission and can participate in various games and activities. Food trucks are set to be on hand, and entomologist Grady Jones is slated to give presentations on 21 live bugs. Call 384-3466 or visit

n Paul Mesner Puppets’ production of “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf” is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Tickets are $3. Call 229-3515 or visit

n The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., has a full slate of shows planned. k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang are scheduled to perform Friday.

“Stephen Sondheim, A Life in the Theater: An Evening of Music and Conversation” is scheduled to bring the iconic composer and lyricist to the center Saturday. 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 Sunday.

The musical “Memphis” is scheduled July 18-22. Call 982-7805 or visit

n The Knights of Columbus plan an all-ages Saturday Night Stomp swing dance 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 Seven Seas, Saturday; 1920s, Aug. 18; 1950s, Sept. 8; Masquarade, Oct. 13; USO, Nov. 10; and Holiday, Dec. 8. Admission is $5, cash only. Visit

n U.S. Synchronized Swimming’s 2012 U.S. Open Synchronized Swimming Competition is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 300 S. Racetrack Road. Daily admission is $2 or $1 for children and seniors. Visit

n 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. today at the Las Vegas Hotel, 3000 Paradise Road. Tickets for the Golden Rainbow benefit show are $25. Visit or call 800-222-5361.

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