Things to do in Sunrise/Whitney June 5-11

In Your Neighborhood

A reception for the Winchester Skate Team Exhibit, featuring artwork by team members, is planned at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the W inchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. The work will be on display Friday through June 15. Call 455-7340.

Bobby Vinton is scheduled to perform at 8:30 p.m. June 16 at the Eastside Events Center in the Eastside Cannery, 5255 N. Boulder Highway. Tickets are $19.95 to $39.95. Visit or call 856-5300.

A Dream Big! Summer Reading Puppet Show for children 2 to 11 is scheduled from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. Teens are invited to sculpt with clay from 3 to
4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Whitney Library. Call 507-4010.

A Pajama-Rama Storytime for children 11 or younger is scheduled from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Sunrise Library, 5400 Harris Ave. Children are encouraged to bring their pajamas and a teddy bear for an evening of stories and songs. The Dream Big! summer reading kickoff for children 11 or younger is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Sunrise Library. Learn how to sign up, log reading and earn prizes. Call 507-3900.

The Detroit All Stars are set to perform from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday at the Eastside Events Center at the Eastside Cannery, 5255 N. Boulder Highway. Admission is $5. Visit

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. 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. 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

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

Mitzi Gaynor is set to perform Razzle Dazzle! My Life Behind the Sequins at 8 p.m. June 16 at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. The show is part concert and part autobiography, with anecdotes from her showbiz career, classic songs and footage of her film and television appearances. Tickets are $30 to $35. Visit or call 456-7777.

Cover band Sixties Sensation is set to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. June 15 and 16 at Marilyn’s Lounge in the Eastside Cannery, 5255 N. Boulder Highway. Visit or call 856-5300.

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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