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ART
The Rhythms of Africa

Through Oct. 11, Tue-Fri, 12-5p; Sat, 10a-3p. The exhibition will feature African statues, masks, musical instruments, baskets, African cloth and various other artifacts. Also featuring paintings by internationally known artist, Calvin B. Jones. Free. Left of Center Art Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road, leftofcenterart.org


Jeff Fulmer: Posts

June 26-Sep. 6, Wed-Fri, 12:30-9p, Sat, 10a-6p; reception June 26, 5:30-7:30p. Fulmer studied sculpture, art theory and graphic design, receiving his Master of Fine Arts from UNLV in 2000. He has taught at UNLV, Wabash College, Herron School of Art and most recently at CSN. Free. Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., fulmerdesign.com


Celebrating Life! 2014 Winners Circle

July 17-Sep. 11. Southern Nevada residents age 50 or better entered their original works in this juried event. The Winners Circle exhibit features the award-winning pieces in six media categories, along with one Best of Show award. City Hall Chamber Gallery, artslasvegas.org


Harmony of Balance

July 24-Sep. 17. Reception July 24, 5-7p. Artist Yaffa Cary’s work is inspired by “Shiva Lingam,” a sacred icon of the divine manifestation. This collection represents a journey of developing ideas and an exploration of feelings about the duality of masculine and feminine. City Hall Grand Gallery, artslasvegas.org


Tokyo in Vegas: Vision Collision

July 25-Oct. 5. East and west collide gloriously as Japanese artist Sush Machida Gaikotsu blends traditions to fashion his own brand of stylized art, which is revered in fine art circles and commercial endeavors such as Burton Snowboards. Free with paid general admission. Springs Preserve


First Friday

Aug. 1 and Sep. 5, 5-11p. Celebrate Downtown Las Vegas’ unique brand of arts and culture with exhibits, open galleries, live music and DJs, food trucks, vendor booths and special activities for the kids. Free. Arts District; hub at Casino Center Blvd. between Colorado St. and California St., with an extension on 3rd St. and Colorado, plus music in the Get Back Alley in the Fremont East district, firstfridaylasvegas.com


Taxiplasm

Through Sep. 7, Wed-Sun 6-11p. A combination of performance art and interactive sound, this installation takes guests on a journey of self-reflection whereby the verbalization of their secrets brings the performer and space to life. When there is silence, nothing happens, so be ready to divulge. Free. P3Studio at The Cosmopolitan, tellmeyoursecrets.com


Organic Study No. 1

Luis Varela-Rico’s past steel-origami sculptures contrasted the light, flexible and delicate qualities of paper with the heavy, unyielding nature of steel. In this exhibit, he plans to further challenge the attributes of metal by creating a large organic form, a hand, and suspend the segments of the sculpture in air. Free, Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery, artslasvegas.org


Painting Women: Works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Through Oct. 17, 10a-7p. Featuring a series of paintings portraying female artists as confident practitioners of their craft, as well as a survey of work by women artists including Mary Cassatt, Georgia O’Keeffe and Berthe Morisot. The works are arranged thematically from the 1870s, the era when fine arts training programs first became available to women, to the mid-20th century when women (like their male counterparts) adopted more abstract, modern styles. $11-$16, children under 12 free. Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, bellagio.com


Vintage Bike Night

Sep. 19, 6-11p. Classic motorcycles, cafe racers, Harleys, custom bikes, scooters, art, live body painting and music all converge for a fun event. Free. The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., theartsfactory.com


Painting Women: Works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Until the development of fine arts training programs for women in the 1870s, painting was an exclusively male province, marked mostly by an unaccountable obsession with depicting fruit. “Painting Women: Works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston” showcases the work of female artists, including Mary Cassatt (whose “Mrs. Duffee Seated on a Striped Sofa, Reading,” is pictured), Georgia O’Keeffe and Berthe Morisot. “Painting Women” is on exhibit at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art through Oct. 26. Tickets $11-$16. Info: bellagio.com



DANCE
Ethnic Express International Folk Dancing

Every Wed, 6:30-8:45p  Have an evening of fun learning international dance styles, including Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Greek, Israeli, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian and Turkish folk dances. No need to bring a partner. $4. Ages 8+. Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., ethnicexpresslasvegas.org


Scottish Country Dancing

Every Friday. 6:30-8:45p. (No dance April 18.) Celebrate the beautiful ballroom dance styles of Scotland. Dances can be joyfully energetic or graceful. From the first chord to the final bow or curtsey, participants will be inspired by the driving reels, jigs, strathspeys or lilting airs. Dancers should wear comfortable clothes and soft shoes. Ages 13+ only. $5. Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., ethnicexpresslasvegas.org


Zombie Burlesque

Every Mon-Sat, 8:30p. With comedy, variety acts, a live Big Band and an award-winning cast of characters, Zombie Burlesque takes place in Las Vegas during the Atomic Era, circa 1958. Be the first living audience to experience classic burlesque, zany musical numbers and top-notch singing all performed by the sexiest zombies at the hottest, formerly zombie-only, nightclub in town. $65-$85. V Theater, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. S., vtheaterboxoffice.com


Dessert before Dinner Gala

Sep. 27, 6p. Local chefs compete with treats from this year’s chosen Girl Scout cookie, and attendees vote for the winning dessert! Try your luck in the silent auction and celebrate the 2014 honored women leaders in our community. This year’s featured entertainer is Mirage headliner Terry Fator. $300. The Palace Ballroom at Caesars Palace, dessertbeforedinner.org



FAMILY
Farmers Market

Thursdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mario Batali & Joe Bastianich’s sustainable farmers market. Seasonal offerings, regionally and locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, fresh eggs, honey, nuts, dates, locally roasted coffee and more. Free admission. Note that vendors accept cash only. The Springs Preserve


Fore! The Planet

Through Sep. 1, 10a-6p. Eighteen holes of serious indoor fun. Explore a tropical rainforest, navigate a polluted waterway and learn how to make a wildlife refuge in your own backyard, all while playing a game of indoor miniature golf. Free with paid general admission. Springs Preserve


Vegas Night Life Animal Show

Through Sep. 1, 11a and 1p. The real animals in Vegas come out at night. Some are freaky, some are sneaky and some are downright creepy. You’ll uncover the Mojave Desert’s nocturnal animals including geckoes, centipedes, nightsnakes and more “hidden nightlife” that creeps out while you sleep. Free with paid general admission. Big Springs Theater at the Springs Preserve


Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

Every Tue-Sun, 4p. The most beloved family show in the world, featuring an amazing cast of housecats, dogs, parrots, even geese and mice! A unique blend of physical comedy, world-champion juggling and the extraordinary talents of more than 30 performing pets. Gregory Popovich has rescued these animals from shelters all over the country and has transformed them into Las Vegas stars. $35-$50. V Theater, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. S., vtheaterboxoffice.com


Healthy Kids Festival

Sep. 27, 10a-2p. The event provides children and their families with information about healthy eating and healthy activity choices, while raising awareness about childhood obesity issues within our community. Parents and families can engage in a day filled with fun activities and healthy eating demonstrations, music and entertainment, sports exhibitions, games and more. Free. Paradise Park, 4775 McLeod Drive, 702-948-5942, all_4_kids@unce.unr.edu


Why Ranch Grand Opening Community Hoedown

Sep. 27, 10a-4p. Celebrate Asian heritage at this family-friendly event featuring art and crafts, food concessions, traditional music and dance performances, retail vendors, a children’s lantern parade and much more. $5 adult, $3 children 5-12, under 5 free. Springs Preserve



FESTIVALS AND HOLIDAY EVENTS
Las Vegas' 42nd Annual Greek Food Festival

Sep. 25-28, Fri-Sat 3-11p; Sun 12-10p. Be Greek for a day and enjoy all the sights, smells, sounds and flavors of Santorini and the fun of Mykonos. Raffle prizes, Torch Run, booths, food, and more! Free shuttle available. $6 adults, children and active military free. St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 5300 El Camino Road, lasvegasgreekfestival.com


Something Scottish

Sep. 13, 10a-3p. The annual Scottish festival includes children’s activities, Haggis sampling, live entertainment and food vendors. The tradition continues with participation by the Scottish American Military Society, Las Vegas Fiber Arts Guild, Las Vegas Celtic Society, and the Purveyor of Scottish Goods. Free. Sahara W. Library, lvccld.org


24th Annual Prince Jonah Kuhio Ho'olaule'a Pacific Islands Festival

Sep. 13, 10a-10p; Sep. 14, 10a-6p. Travel to a tropical paradise and immerse yourself in the culture with the sights, sounds and smells of Hawaii, Tahiti and the Samoan Islands. Enjoy traditional island entertainment, crafts and food, as well as a health fair and seminars. Free. Henderson Events Plaza, 200 Water St., hendersonlive.com/special-events/ho-ololauepacificislandfestival


Hofbrauhaus

Sep. 13-Oct. 31, Fri-Sat, 7p. Drink with celebrity keg-tappers, enter drawings for free meals, compete in stein-holding contests and enjoy live entertainment, traditional German food and, of course, real brews from the homeland. Check website for details. Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas, hofbrauhauslasvegas.com


15th Annual Super Run Classic Car Show

Sep. 25-28. As many as 1,000 cars and trucks representing all years, makes and models will be on display in the city’s historic Water Street District, along with automotive competitions, weekend concerts, a retro fashion show and a variety of vendors. Free. Henderson Events Plaza, 200 Water St., hendersonlive.com/special-events/super-run


Asian Heritage Celebration

Sep. 27, 10a-4p. Celebrate Asian heritage at this family-friendly event featuring art and crafts, food concessions, traditional music and dance performances, retail vendors, a children’s lantern parade and much more. $5 adult, $3 children 5-12, under 5 free. Springs Preserve



FUNDRAISERS
Women's Club of Summerlin: Prom Night

Oct. 9, 6p. Includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, raffles, silent/live auctions, fun entertainment and dance music provided by Ronnie Lee Twist and the Future Cats. Proceeds benefit Project 150, helping homeless and disadvantaged students in 34 local area high schools. $75 individual, $700 table of 10. JW Marriott in Summerlin, womensclubofsummerlin.org


Go Orange Day

Sep. 4, all day. To kick off Hunger Action Month, Three Square Food Bank, in partnership with Feeding America, encourages Southern Nevadans to wear orange, update social media pages with orange backgrounds and profile photos, while businesses can get involved by promoting orange products (cocktails, food items, fashion). Last year, several hotel-casinos along the Las Vegas Strip and throughout the valley changed their marquees orange as part of the effort. threesquare.org


Pole Expo

Sep. 4-7. With more than 75 instructors and more than 150 workshops, as well as a competition and showcase, this is bound to be an expo to remember. Benefits the American Cancer Society; 100% of the Pole Expo 2012 DVD sales goes to Strides Las Vegas; sales from the store benefit Timber’s Kids. Passes $165. Palms Casino Resort, poleexpo.com

 


Viva Bike Vegas Century Bike Ride for Safe Nest

Sept. 13, 6a-4p. Choose 25, 50 or 100-mile route to pedal for a cause, all ages and abilities welcome. Or bring the kids and join in the 10, 5 or quarter-mile fun rides. $120 registration, raise $500 for a jersey. Course is the perimeter of the valley along Red Rock Canyon, see website for start/end points, safenest.org


Mercedes-Benz Dealer Championships Golf Tournament

Sep. 30, 7a. Includes breakfast, fabulous raffle prizes, cocktails and a chance at the National Final. Registration deadline is September 20. Benefits Keep Memory Alive, working towards enhanced treatment and cures for neurocognitive disorders. $1600 foursome; $800 twosome. Cascata Golf Course, Boulder City. Register at 702-798-1819


Circus Couture "Unlocked"

Oct. 5, 6p. Beginning with a cocktail party and silent auction, this event evolves into a fashion circus  – complete with clowns and amazing acts. A live auction features treasures from the stage. Benefits pediatric cancer treatment and research. $35-$75.The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, circus-couture.com



LECTURES, READINGS AND PANELS
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts Walking Tours

10:30a,Wed and Sat. Take a guided tour of the campus and learn about its architectural accomplishments, artwork and historic overview. Register in advance for free. The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com


Reno, Las Vegas and the Strip: A Tale of Three Cities, 1945-2014

Sep. 3, 7:30p. Professor of History Eugene Moehring will analyze the development of Reno and Las Vegas since 1945, with special emphasis on the years after 1970 when corporate gaming, megaresorts, deindustrialization, shifting moral values, more leisure time and other factors helped shape the course of both cities’ development. Free. UNLV Barrick Museum Auditorium, liberalarts.unlv.edu/forum


The Glamorous Life of Corinne Entratter Sidney: Copa girl and the Rat Pack

Sep. 4, 7p. A Hollywood actress, Playboy’s Playmate of the Month, showgirl, kidnap target, syndicated newspaper columnist and wife of famed movie director George Sidney. Join us as Sean Clark talks with Entratter Sidney about her fascinating life, her years being married to Sands impresario Jack Entratter and her life in Las Vegas. Free. Clark County Library, lvccld.org


Hiking Las Vegas

Guest speaker Branch Whitney, local author of five hiking guidebooks including Hiking Las Vegas, has led more than 7,000 hikers to 100 peaks. Learn from him about the best hikes around Las Vegas, what to bring on a hike and how to be safe. Free. Rainbow Library, lvccld.org


The Radical Right Has a Radical Plan: What Taking back the Country Really Means

Sep. 9, 7:30p. Claire Conner, author of Wrapped in the Flag, connects the dots from past right-wing radicals to today’s extremists. Conner’s father was a national spokesperson for the John Birch Society, one of America’s most radical right-wing groups. She chronicles her experiences growing up in a Birch family. Free. UNLV Barrick Museum Auditorium, liberalarts.unlv.edu/forum


What are Constitutions For?

Sep. 17, 7:30p. Richard S. Kay, Professor of Law, will discuss the foundations of American constitutionalism and their implications for implementing the law of the Constitution and for perpetuating our political institutions. There will also be some focus on the role of courts in construing the Constitution and advancing constitutional principle. Free. UNLV Barrick Museum Auditorium, liberalarts.unlv.edu/forum


An Afternoon with Jerry Reuss

Sep. 20, 2p. The former Dodger and World Series Champion shares his hilarious new book, Bring in the Right Hander! My Twenty-Two Years in the Major Leagues. His book puts us on the mound for the winning pitch in the 1981 World Series and then takes us back to the schoolyards and ball fields of Overland, Mo., where Reuss first dreamed of that scene. A book sale and signing will follow his presentation. Free. Sahara W. Library, lvccld.org


An Afternoon with Tod Goldberg

Sep. 21, 3p. The author talks about his new book, Gangsterland: A Novel, a dark and funny page-turning crime story in which a former hit man, hiding out as a Las Vegas rabbi, isn’t quite as done with the Mafia as he wanted to be. Goldberg is the author of several crime novels including Living Dead Girl, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. A book signing and reception will follow the talk. Free. Clark County Library, lvccld.org


Becoming Insomniac: How Sleeplessness Alarmed Modernity

Sep. 22, 7:30p. Doctors attribute the recent increase in chronic sleeplessness to the 24-hour media saturations of the Internet age, but the connection between technology and insomnia is hardly new. In the Victorian period, it was widely and worriedly believed that telegraphs and telephones, electric lights and night trains would forever encroach upon the night and the mind at the expense of sufficient sleep. Lee Scrivner, Visiting Lecturer in Humanities, explores the history and phenomena of this “modern insomnia.” Free. UNLV Barrick Museum Auditorium, liberalarts.unlv.edu/forum


Uncensored Voices: Celebrating Your Freedom to Read

Sep. 23, 7p. Every year, there are hundreds of attempts to remove books from the shelves of bookstores, libraries and schools. This year’s event shines a light on graphic novels. Despite serious literary merit and popularity as a genre, it’s often subject to censorship. Co-sponsored by the ACLU of Nevada. Free. Clark County Library, lvccld.org


Under the Castles' Cannon: The Archaeology of Africa in the Atlantic World

Sep. 24, 7:30p. The Atlantic trade, including the slave trade, linked Africa and the Americas for more than four centuries, engendering dramatic changes for societies on both sides of the ocean. Christopher DeCorse, Professor of Anthropology, Syracuse University, will explore the impacts of Africa’s interactions within the wider Atlantic and examine how the Atlantic trade affected and transformed West African societies. Free. UNLV Barrick Museum Auditorium, liberalarts.unlv.edu/forum



MUSIC
Clint Holmes: Stop this Train

Feb. 7-8, 8:30p; Feb. 9, 2p. With carefully arranged compositions inspired by his early family life, Holmes showcases varying moods, styles and tempos, captivating the audience the whole way through. Titled with the desire of stopping the train of time in its tracks to remain young forever, “Stop This Train” is about all of the stops, high and low, between the stations of life. $35-$45. Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center


B-A Tribute to the Beatles

Every Mon-Sun, 5:30. This show takes everything you love about the Beatles and presents it just as if John, Paul, George and Ringo were on stage together again. You will want to get up, sing and dance as some of the best Beatle musicians recreate some of the most memorable Beatle moments from every era of their career - from Beatlemania all the way up to the White Album. $60-$70. Saxe Theater, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. S., vtheaterboxoffice.com


Zipporah Peddle

Sep. 7, 2p. Share songs about life, love and the beauty of music with this beloved vocalist. She will be joined by special guests Alex Clements (piano), Briana Shaw Rossi (voice), and Dena Massaro-Williams (cello). A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Gateway Arts Foundation scholarship fund for advanced private music studies for outstanding Las Vegas students. $13. Starbright Theatre, suncity-summerlin.com/starbrighttheatre.htm


UNLV Jazz Concert Series

Sep. 10, 7p. Join the Joe Williams Every Day Foundation Jazz Sextet highlighting the best student musicians from UNLV’s Jazz Studies Program. Free. Clark County Library, lvccld.org


R5 Featuring Ross Lynch

Sep. 12, 7:30p. Disney superstar Lynch and his band R5, composed of brothers Rocky and Riker, sister Rydel and best friend Ellington Ratliff, crank up the volume with the pop/rock songs from their debut album Louder. $20. Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway, hendersonlive.com/pavilion/concerts-events/r5


The Magic Flute

Sep. 18-20, 8p; Sep. 21, 6p. Sin City Opera opens its 2014-2015 season presenting a modern day version of Mozart’s masterpiece with the characters and story inspired by historic Las Vegas. Family-friendly and sung in English by the top operatic talent of the Las Vegas Valley. Free. Downtown Container Park, downtowncontainerpark.com


Ricardo Griego - Spanish Guitar Fusion

Sep. 21, 2p. This performance will feature Flamenco music in the nuevo and puro traditions interpreted by Flamenco dance. Griego will perform classic Latin sounds accompanied by two salsa dancers. Free. W. Charleston Library, lvccld.org


Yellowman

Sep. 26, 7:30p. An artist with an incredible history in Reggae music: Born albino in Jamaica and raised at the Maxfield Home orphanage in Kingston, he overcame such obstacles to become, at one time, the biggest reggae artist since Bob Marley. $16 advance, $21 at the door. Backstage Bar & Billiards, 601 E. Fremont St., smashmagazine.com


Dangerous Curves

Sep. 27, 7p. Lisa Smith, Margaret Menzies and Karen Michaels are excited to bring their award-winning cabaret to your backyard. Known for their spectacular blend of powerhouse vocals and delicious harmonies, they deliver timeless classics made famous by the Andrews Sisters and Judy Garland, as well as many of the Billboard hits and Broadway melodies you’ve come to know and love, all presented in beautiful, three-part CURVY style. $15. Starbright Theatre, suncity-summerlin.com/starbrighttheatre.htm



THEATER
Comedy in Action

Sep. 1, 3-6, 7-8, 10-11, 21, 24-25, 27-29, 4p. Combining juggling, unicycle maneuvers, slapstick comedy and even inspirational messages, Jeff Civillico’s family-friendly show is a must-see. He juggles everything from bowling balls to chainsaws, even while balancing a 12-foot ladder on his chin. $44. The Quad, jeffcivillico.com


Improv Kingdom

Sep. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 8p. The Las Vegas comedy show featuring both short- and long-form improv from some of the valley’s most experienced improv actors. Wine and concessions available. Come at 6p for drop-in class with Paul Mattingly. $10 show, $15 for both drop-in and show. Baobab Stage Theatre, 6587 Las Vegas Blvd. S., baobabstage.com


The Bucket Show

Sep. 3, 10, 17, 24, 10p. Paul Mattingly (Second City) and Matt Donnelly (former writer for Penn & Teller) offer up improv at its finest. You call the shots from songs to World’s Worst. Free - donations go in the bucket at the end of the show. Scullery Theater, 150 Las Vegas Blvd. N., mattandmattingly.com


Kinky Boots

Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed. $39-$139, Reynolds Hall in The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com


Boston Marriage

Anna and Claire are two bantering, scheming “women of fashion” who have long lived together on the fringes of upper-class society. Anna has just become the mistress of a wealthy man, from whom she has received an enormous emerald and an income to match. Claire, meanwhile, is infatuated with a respectable young lady and wants to enlist the jealous Anna’s help for an assignation. As the two women exchange barbs and take turns taunting Anna’s hapless Scottish parlor maid, Claire’s young inamorata suddenly appears, setting off a crisis that puts both the valuable emerald and the women’s futures at risk. $15 adults, $14 seniors/students, Las Vegas Little Theatre, lvlt.org


La Madrastra de la Cenistenta

Sep. 6, 7p. The company La Mare que at va Pari presents a Spanish-language take on the Cinderella story, bringing it into the 21st Century, where technology has changed expectations. $10 advance, $12 at the door. Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive, clarkcountynv.gov


The Spot Improv

Sep. 10 and 24, 8p. Long-form improv in an intimate setting, so close to the Strip you can taste it! Come early to participate in improv games and to get a good seat. $10 at the door. The SciFi Center, 600 E. Sahara Ave. #13, facebook.com/sinscityunderground


Mrs. Mannerly

Sep. 12-13, 18-20, 25-27, 8p; Sep. 14, 20-21, 28, 2p. Mrs. Mannerly is a demanding teacher, and no student in her 36 years of etiquette classes has achieved a perfect score. But when young Jeffrey discovers her secret past, he is determined to be the first to achieve this feat. $24 adults, $21 seniors/students, Las Vegas Little Theatre, lvlt.org


5/5+ The Poets' Forge

Sep. 13, 3-5p. Forge your best work by workshopping your reading. Open to poets of any style, but you must have thick skin! Books Or Books, 3460 E. Sunset Road #R, 702-754-5971


The 50th Reunion of Fairfield High

Sep. 13, 7p; Sep. 14, 2p. Drag out that poodle skirt, dust off those blue suede shoes and join us for the wildest, craziest reunion ever. You’ll see old classmates and really “old” teachers; everybody’s as dysfunctional as ever! $8. Starbright Theatre, suncity-summerlin.com/starbrighttheatre.htm


My Children! My Africa!

Sep. 19-28. In this compelling tale, the great South African playwright Athol Fugard confronts the tragedy of apartheid in his native land: In a segregated township, a humble and humane black teacher tries to persuade just one young person that education, not violence, is the answer to South Africa’s problems. Black Box at UNLV’s Nevada Conservatory Theatre, call for times and prices: 702-895-2787


Las Vegas Improvisational Players

Sep. 20, 7p. From musical improv to crazy games, you will enjoy being part of the action as you help create what goes on the stage. Clean-burning, interactive fun that is safe for the whole family. $10 at the door, kids free. American Heritage Academy, 6126 S. Sandhill Road, lvimprov.com


Big Daddy's Barbeque

A variety show directed by Ted Lange (“Isaac” from TV’s The Love Boat), performed by standup comedian Jeff Wayne. Compared to Defending the Caveman, this show shares laughs, singing and dancing with theatre. $15. Starbright Theatre, suncity-summerlin.com/starbrighttheatre.htm



 

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