Things to do in Sunrise/Whitney, Sept. 18-24

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The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society plans to open its 50th anniversary season with “Songs of Our Politics” slated for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. The program, featuring the 22-voice Musical Arts singers and instrumental ensemble, under the direction of Douglas R. Peterson, is set to bring to life more than 200 years of presidential campaign music. John Hanks is to provide historical narration containing anecdotes about America’s political parties and the candidates for the presidency. Keyboard accompaniment will be provided by Eric Eichorst. The ensemble has performed “Songs of Our Politics” every four years prior to each presidential election season since 1992. Roger Wilhelm, composer of “Songs of Our Politics,” is a former music director of Madrigal, a vocal ensemble of the Rochester Oratorio Society. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the event. Call 455-7340 or visit or call 451-6672.

Roxy’s Lounge in Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, is set to feature several rock and country cover bands. Admission is free but limited to adults 21 or older. Sylk, Satin and Lace are set to play at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Against the Grain is set to play at 8 p.m. Sept. 26 and 27.
Rock-It-Science is set to play at
8:30 p.m. Sept. 28 and 29. Visit or call 456-7777.

La Nueva Live Mix featuring disc jockeys spinning the hits of Mexico is scheduled from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Fridays in the Railhead at Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway. Admission is $10 and limited to adults 21 or older. Women are admitted free until midnight. Visit or call 432-7777.

Latin Vida is scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday at Marilyn’s Lounge in the Eastside Cannery, 5255 Boulder Highway. Visit or call 856-5300.

A one-night screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” is scheduled at 7 p.m. Wednesday in theaters across the country, including Century 18 Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Visit

The Chris Heers Band is scheduled to perform from 8 p.m. to midnight today through Thursday and from 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

Worth A drive

The 40th annual Las Vegas Greek Food Festival is scheduled from 3 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from noon to 10 p.m. Sunday at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 5300 S. El Camino Road. Admission is $7 for adults. Children 12 or younger will be admitted free. The festival is also free for active-duty military personnel and their immediate families. Parking is not available at the church. Free parking and shuttle buses are offered on Hacienda Avenue between Torrey Pines Drive and Jones Boulevard or on Torrey Pines between Hacienda and Tropicana Avenue. Visit

Annie Meadows plans to celebrate the release of her latest CD during a free, family-friendly concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Village Lake Las Vegas, 30 Strada Di Villaggio. A portion of CD sales are slated to help Jody Paget, a local woman who needs a kidney transplant. To donate, call 800-642-8399 or visit

The Sandstone Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 221 S. Lorenzi St., plans to host a family history jamboree from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The free event is set to feature classes on genealogy and a complimentary lunch. Call 474-0906 or visit

The Sweet Potatoes are slated to perform a free concert from noon to 1 p.m. Friday in the jury assembly room at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit

The Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave., is slated to kick off its “Inside Stories” fall speaker series with a presentation from former FBI agent Jack Garcia from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $35. Call 229-2734 or visit

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra plans to perform “Beethoven and Dvorak” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, military personnel and students. Call 895-2787 or visit

The National Atomic Testing Museum, 755 E. Flamingo Road, plans to present “Military UFOs: Secrets Revealed” at 6 p.m. Saturday as part of the Area 51 Lecture Series. Tickets are $20 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. Call 794-5150 or visit nationalatomictesting

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