Seven Days

The highlights of this week in your city.

Thur. 4

It’s no Egyptian pyramid (or even the Luxor) but Las Vegas High School is one of the city’s most notable structures. Built in 1930, the first high school in town still stands with much of its original Art-Deco façade—and the stories that unfolded inside its halls are just as authentic. Come hear alumni tell all about the teen club called “The Wildcat Lair,” the drill team that made it onto the The Ed Sullivan Show and other tales of teenage dizziness at “Vegas High School Confidential” at Springs Preserve. The 90-minute panel presentation is part of the monthly Untold Stories program, which gets under way at 6:30 p.m. $10 adults, $8 children 5-17, $2 discount for members.

Fri. 5

Everybody who loves Raymond will love his stand-up comedy, too. Head to The Mirage to see Ray Romano, who starred in the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond and King of Queens funnyman Kevin James onstage at the Terry Fator Theatre. March 5-6, 10 p.m., $89-$119.

Sat. 6

Enjoy a tapas-style night of entertainment at UNLV, where a tasting menu of musicals will be served instead of a standard, single-serve main event. Small tastes of top-rated revues are the focus of Broadway à la Carte, which features excerpts from Les Misérables, Hello Dolly, Evita and South Pacific. The concert is the third in the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s popular “Pops” series. Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall, 8 p.m., $31.50-$75.

Sun. 7

Learn how to be a life-saver as the American Heart Association co-hosts “Go Red for Women–CPR Anytime” at Touro University of Nevada. While the class won’t get you CPR certified, it will provide potentially life-saving knowledge. The first 100 to RSVP will receive free CPR Anytime kits, which are required. 874 American Pacific Dr., Henderson, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., free to register, kit $30.

Mon. 8

Head to the Atomic Testing Museum for an explosion of artwork as UNLV students unveil their collaborative collection, Cloud 9. The exhibition features a variety of atomic-themed video, photography, paintings and more from about 30 student artists. The exhibit is presented in conjunction with UNLV’s Intermedia and Art in Public Places classes and will run through March 19. While you’re there, mark your calendar for the artists’ reception, which will support of the victims of Haiti’s devastating earthquake. That event will be held on March 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. and include a range of art and performances, a raffle, an auction and music by DJ AK1RA. 755 E. Flamingo Rd., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday –Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, March 8-19, $9-$12.

Tues. 9

Swing by the Freakin’ Frog as the venue’s weekly jazz night gets going. The venue opens early and closes late, providing more than enough time to browse the big beer selection (with 777 brands, they claim it’s the best in town) and perhaps work up the courage to skat along with the band. The best part: Cover, as always, is free. 4700 S. Maryland Parkway, music starts between 7 and 8:30 p.m.

Wed. 10

Johnny Cupcakes founder John Earle literally started from threads, selling T-shirts from the back of his van, but he has gone on to become a fashion phenom. The 27-year-old shares his secrets for success at UNLV at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A session, trivia and prizes—now that’s icing on the cupcake. Just remember, Johnny Cupcakes bakes on the first date—so consider yourself warned. Greenspun Hall, free.

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This is Black History Month, which means local writer and performer Kim Russell has been in high demand. Each February, Russell performs her one-woman show, Sojourner Truth: A Woman of Three Wars, in high school classrooms and libraries. When we were finally able to pin her down to talk, she still had her hair braided from that day’s performance.