Here is a list of 13 things to do in the Las Vegas valley for the week of Feb. 19 through 25:
1. The 2015-16 theater season at Las Vegas Academy continues with "Footloose" Feb. 19 through March 5. More than 50 students are in the cast and 50 more students are part of the orchestra, tech crew and production team. The show is based on the Tony-nominated stage musical adapted from the 1984 Oscar-nominated film starring Kevin Bacon. 9 performances total.
2. The Scintas are back with a show at The Plaza beginning Feb. 19. The Scintas is comprised of brothers Frankie and Joe, "honorary Scinta" Peter O'Donnell, and newest addition, Janien Valentine. The Scintas have been a Las Vegas fixture for 16 years. The Scintas perform music by everyone from Dean Martin to Michael Jackson to Bruno Mars.
3. Tivoli Village is hosting its first Winter Wine Fest on Feb. 19. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Sip delicious wines, enjoy a variety of appetizers, and bid on silent auction items. Proceeds will benefit the Nevada chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation.
4. The Springs Preserve will celebrate the contributions of African-Americans to our community during a Black History Month Festival on Feb. 20. There will be live music, dance performances, food from local soul food restaurants, a historic photo exhibit, and activities for kids. $5 general admission, free for children ages 17 and under. Click here for more Black History Month events in Las Vegas.
5. The American hard rock band Great White Band performs Feb. 20 at the Eastside Cannery. Band members include Mark Kendall (guitar), Michael Lardie (keyboards and guitar), Scott Snyder (guitar), Audie Desbrow (drums) and Terry Ilous (vocals). They will be joined by Slaughter.
6. The House of Blues at Mandalay Bay will host the AFAN Alternative Night featuring Wicked Garden and Roxy Gunn Project on Feb. 20.
7. The 11-piece Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra doesn't play the standard vintage salsa covers. Instead, they put their own spin on music Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, TV On The Radio, The Black Keys, The White Stripes and many more. They will take the stage Feb. 20 at Brooklyn Bowl.
8. The Chinese New Year celebrations continue with a festival on Feb. 21 at Chinatown on Spring Mountain Road. There will be dozens of food vendors offering traditional foods, performances, and merchandise vendors. Performances include Chinese lion dance, Chinese kung-fu and martial art demonstrations, Chinese acrobats, Japanese Taiko drummers, Korean cultural dancers, and Chinese noodle stretching. Click here for more about CNY celebrations around valley.
9. The Sin City Roller Girls are kicking off their 11th season with a free exhibition on Feb. 21 at the West Flamingo Park. The orange team will be battling it out against the black team. Attendees are encouraged to bring new socks or gently used blankets to be donated to a local charity. After party at Jackson's Bar and Grill.
10. The Artistic Cruisers bike club is hosting its 3rd annual bike ride on Feb. 21. All bicycle clubs and solo riders are welcome. The group will ride down Las Vegas Boulevard to the Las Vegas sign (6.7 miles one way). Lowrider bikes, trikes, chopper bikes, beach cruisers, vintage, custom bikes and more are expected to participate.
11. "The Bridges of Madison County," one of the most romantic stories ever written, will be presented on stage Feb. 23-28 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The new production features soulful music by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown.
12. The local band Rusty Maples performs every Thursday night at the Bunkhouse Saloon in downtown Las Vegas. They are joined by other different bands/performers each week. Same Sex Mary, Dark Black, Hidden Levels and Ryan Pardey will also be performing Feb. 25. $5 cover and cheap drinks.
13. The band Otherwise is bringing its From The Roots acoustic show to Club Madrid at Sunset Station on Feb. 25.
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