Mark your calendars for Summer events you won’t want to miss!
June 15-19, Classic Camp; June 22-26, Shining Stars Camp: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is offering Camp Broadway for students ages 6 to 9 and 10 to 17. Camp Broadway is designed for students who love the theater, giving them the chance to enjoy an authentic Broadway experience. Broadway artists and performing arts partners will teach campers how to deliver as if they’re live on stage and in the Big Apple. Both camps are open to students of all skill levels; no previous experience is necessary. For more information, visit thesmithcenter.com.
Performing in Las Vegas for eight years, “Defending the Caveman” is a one-man show holding a conversation about the differences between men and women with humor, wit and insightful observations.
The production returns downtown to the D Las Vegas, and also returning to the one-man role will be comedian and actor Kevin Burke. He has performed “Defending the Caveman” more than 3,500 times since 2003. Writer, director, stage and television actor John Venable will continue his performance schedule in the “Caveman” role. “‘Defending the Caveman’ is a worldwide phenomenon, and we welcome this highly acclaimed, longest-running Broadway show in Las Vegas history to our vintage Vegas showroom,” said Derek Stevens, CEO of the D Las Vegas.
Performances are 4 p.m. daily and 8:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays at The Showroom at the D Las Vegas. Tickets are on sale by phone at 702.388.2111 or tickets.thed.com.
“Fantastic Plastix” by Artist Wayne Littlejohn
Through May 29: The College of Southern Nevada is presenting the exhibit “Fantastic Plastix” by artist Wayne Littlejohn in the CSN Fine Arts Gallery. Littlejohn’s work involves an intensive investigation of polystyrene, resins, powder coats and urethanes using a variety of techniques and modern mold-making materials. The CSN Fine Arts Gallery is free and open to the public. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. It is located at the half circle drive near CSN’s main entrance on the Cheyenne Campus at 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. For more info, call 702.651.4146.
May 26-31, 8 p.m.: “Annie” will be presented in Reynolds Hall at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The traveling production is the classic incarnation of the original play set in 1933. Debuting on Broadway in 1977, memorable songs include “Tomorrow” and “It’s the Hard Knock Life.” For more information or tickets, visit thesmithcenter.com.
The Fertility Center of Las Vegas Offers free Seminars
The Fertility Center of Las Vegas offers FREE seminars for new patients and for people seeking information about fertility treatments. Seminars are conducted monthly and are an opportunity for patients to speak candidly with Dr. Bruce Shapiro and Dr. Said Daneshmand, both sub-specialty board-certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and world-renowned for their research and breakthroughs in reproductive medicine. Tour the state-of-the-art facility and meet with financial advisors. Reservations are recommended, as seating is limited. Call to RSVP at 702.254.1777, or reserve your seat online at fertilitycenterlv.com.
First Friday celebrates the culture of Las Vegas the first Friday of the month
June 5, July 3, Aug. 7: First Friday celebrates the culture of Las Vegas the first Friday of the month with a festival featuring music, food, art, entertainment and exhibits. First Friday is family-friendly, with a KidZone within the event offering different themes from 5 to 9 p.m. There is no charge to attend First Friday. Big Bus Las Vegas is providing shuttle service with two routes, including Fremont Street in front of El Cortez Hotel and the Government Center parking lot from 4:30 to 11:30 p.m. For more information, visit firstfridaylasvegas.com.
July 4, 9 a.m.: The 21st annual Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade will be held to celebrate Independence Day with over 35,000 people expected to attend. The parade features more than 60 entries, including traditional floats, Macy’s-style giant helium balloons, bands and performing groups and a variety of kids’ favorite storybook and cartoon characters. The main event begins at the corner of Hillpointe Road and Hills Center Drive in The Trails village of Summerlin. Participants travel south on Hills Center Drive toward the Village Center Circle roundabout before heading west on Trailwood Drive. The parade will end at the corner of Trailwood Drive and Spring Gate Lane. For more information, call The Summerlin Council at 702.341.5500.
SUN WITH A PURPOSE “Cabanas for a Cause”
Palms Pool & Dayclub at Palms Casino is benefiting nonprofit charities in the Las Vegas community through Cabanas for a Cause, an annual initiative donating the $100 rental fee to the featured charity of the week. The all-ages event will take place on select Mondays throughout summer and features special guest DJs remixing family-friendly music from noon until 4 p.m. The Cabanas for a Cause 2015 lineup includes The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, Epicurean Charitable Foundation and Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada. For more info, visit palmspool.com.
Health, Healing & Happiness
June 12-14, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Health, Healing & Happiness will be held at the Tuscany Casino to present information on nutrition, fitness, spirituality and personal development. Speakers during the conference will include Dr. Joel Fuhrman. There will be a vendor marketplace, fitness and yoga classes, chef demos, raffle prizes, giveaways and networking. Daily event access will include a healthful, plant-based lunch buffet. For more information and tickets, visit health-healing-happiness.com, or purchase tickets at Whole Foods.