Things to do in Sunrise/Whitney June 26-July 2

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Front Page is scheduled to perform hits from the ’60s to the present from 8 p.m. to midnight tonight through Thursday and 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday through Sunday at Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, 4575 Boulder Highway. Admission is free but limited to adults 21 or older. Visit arizona charlies or call

The Randy Anderson Band is set to play country music at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Roxy’s Lounge in Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Admission is free but limited to adults 21 or older. Visit

Country songwriter Sara Evans is scheduled to perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Eastside Events Center in the Eastside Cannery, 5255 Boulder Highway. Tickets are $29.95 to $59.95. Visit or call 856-5300.

Children’s entertainers The Groove Club are scheduled to perform a free show from
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. today at the Sunrise Library, 5400 Harris Ave. Visit or call 507-3900.

The 55-or-older performing group Speeding Theatre plans a free variety show for adults 55 or older at 1 p.m. today at the Cora Coleman Senior Center, 2100 Bonnie Lane. Visit or call 455-7617.

Cinemark Theatres plans a Summer Movie Clubhouse with 10 films for $5 when purchased in advance or $1 per show at the box office. “Kung Fu Panda 2” is scheduled at 10 a.m. Thursday at Century 18 Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Additional films scheduled include “Despicable Me,” July 5; “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, call 800-326-3264 or visit

An Eric Carle Extravaganza, celebrating the author’s birthday with readings of his books and a caterpillar craft, is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. Visit or call 507-4010.

Art and Learning Camp is scheduled Monday through Aug. 24 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. Each week will focus on a different topic such as science, performing and visual arts, business development, reading and writing and team building. The cost is $76 for the first week, because of the observance of the Fourth of July, and $95 for other weeks. Monthly payments are $342 for Monday through July 27 and $360 for July 30 through Aug. 24. The cost includes weekly field trips. For more information, visit or call 455-7340.

A series of free photography classes, beginning with basic photo, is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. and intermediate from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at the Sunrise Library, 5400 Harris Ave. Registration is required. For more information, call 507-3900.

Open play of Yu-Gi-Oh!, a collectable trading card game, is scheduled from
2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sunrise Library, 5400 Harris Ave. Players must bring their own decks. Buying, selling or playing for cards is not allowed. For more information, call 507-3900.

Vegas PBS Ready to Learn is set from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. The workshop is set to give ideas for hands-on activities that will support preschool education through PBS children’s programs and online resources. For more information, call 507-4010.

n Boredom Busters, an event for kids and teens featuring board games, crafts, music and more, is scheduled from
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. For more information, call 507-4010.

Kids 4 to 11 are invited to celebrate the Fourth of July early with a patriotic story time from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. For more information, call 507-4010.

The Southern Nevada Wolf Trap Early Learning Through the Arts program plans an interactive presentation of the book “Zero” by Kathryn Otoshi from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Sunrise Library, 5400 Harris Ave. The event, for children 3 to 5 and their parents, is to include rhythm, chanting and active participation. Call 507-3900.

Worth a Drive

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., plans its Red, White and Tunes patriotic concert from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, featuring the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Community Band and other performers. The event is set to feature children’s activities and food, but a fireworks show is not planned. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children 6 or older and free for those younger than 5. Family admission, for two adults and up to four children, is available for $12. Call 822-7700 or visit

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. Visit

Portland artist Shawn Gascoyne-Bowman is scheduled to sign copies of her quirky how-to book “Criminal Crafts: Outlaw Projects for Scoundrels, Cheats, and Armchair Detectives” from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the gift shop at the National Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement, The Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave. Tickets are not required for gift shop admission. Visit

Music Americana Volume 1 is to kick off a summer music series with styles such as blues, bluegrass, classic rock, country, folk, jazz, reggae and rock ‘n’ roll from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort, 6725 Lee Canyon Road on Mount Charleston. The lineup is to include Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, John Earl’s Boogieman Band, Moaning Black Snakes and Las Vegas’ Tommy Rocker. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12 and can be purchased the day of the event at the resort. A discounted package rate of $50 for all four concerts is to be available for purchase online. Gates are set to open at 10:30 a.m., and guests can bring chairs, blankets and umbrellas for the festival-style seating. Free parking is available, and guests can ride the complimentary shuttle from the parking lot. A limited food and beverage menu is to be available. Pets, coolers and outside food or beverages are not permitted. Upcoming dates for the series are scheduled July 28, Aug. 18 and Sept. 8. Visit

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.

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 North Las Vegas Independence Day Jubilee is scheduled from 6 to 9:30 p.m. July 3 at James Seastrand Park, 6330 Camino Eldorado. Gates are to open at 5 p.m. Admission is $4 per person. Advance wristbands are on sale at five for $15. Limited parking is available near the intersection of Revere Street and Centennial Parkway. This year’s event is to include a fireworks display, a kids corner and teen zone, live entertainment from Franky Perez and Sleepy Brown, food vendors and interactive sponsor booths. Pets, glass bottles, umbrellas and umbrella chairs, personal fireworks, tents, tables and portable grills are prohibited. Call 633-2650 or visit

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 or call 507-3900.

n Rave Cinemas at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host free movies during its Family Film Festival at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday through Aug. 23. “Cats & Dogz” is slated to be the first movie, screening June 26 and 27. Call 362-7283 or visit

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: Seven Seas, July 14; 1920s, Aug. 18; 1950s, Sept. 8; Masquarade, Oct. 13; USO, Nov. 10; Holiday, Dec. 8. Admission is $5, cash only. Visit

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