There are no refunds on Special Events or Starbright Theatre shows. All bus trips depart from the Pinnacle parking lot, east of the softball field, near the posted signs. Unless otherwise specified, driver gratuity is not included in the ticket price.

Tickets may be purchased at Desert Vista, Mountain Shadows and Pinnacle community centers; cash or checks only. No credit cards. Tickets are non-refundable.

Special Events

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Tuesday, March 20, 9:30 a.m.

$35 per person includes a guided tour and transportation

Bus departs Pinnacle at 9:30 a.m.; returns at approx. 12:30 p.m.

Take a tour of the Mob Museum, where fascinating stories are brought to life through one-of-a-kind artifacts and interactive touch screens. The museum’s interactive exhibits provide an insider’s look into many of organized crime’s biggest names, including Alphonse Capone, Charlie “Lucky” Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Sam Giancana, Tony Spilotro and John Gotti. The new “Crime Today” exhibit, featuring artifacts, graphics and a large interactive, wall-sized touchscreen tells the story of what organized crime looks like in the 21st Century – and how law enforcement has adapted to combat it.

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Saturday, March 31, 7-9:30 p.m.

$5 per person · Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Desert Vista Ballroom

All types of dance styles, from Latin to ballroom, have grown in popularity due to being featured on shows like “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing With The Stars.” This social dance is not only a great way to meet people, but it can also whip you into shape. Come enjoy your singing DJ host and certified ballroom dance teacher Billy Neikirk. Professional exhibition dancers will delight and inspire you to join them on the dance floor. This party will include Rumba, Cha Cha, Salsa, and Merengue dances, as well as 1960s sock hop, Swing and the very best in Big Band danceable tempos. Thank you to the Gateway Arts Foundation for bringing us this fantastic singing DJ!

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Monday, April 16

Ticket purchase deadline: April 13

$45 per person

Trip includes transportation, park admission and a boxed lunch · Min. 25 guests

Bus departs Pinnacle at 8:30 a.m.; returns at approx. 2 p.m.

A great getaway for some sightseeing and picture-taking, Valley of Fire is the oldest and largest state park in Nevada, dedicated in 1935. The valley derives its name from the red sandstone formations began 150 million years ago. Some of the more wellknown rock formations include: Elephant Rock, Seven Sisters, Mouse’s Tank and Beehives. The park offers a full-scale visitor center with extensive interpretive displays.

8:30 a.m. Depart Las Vegas
9:45 a.m. Photo stops (Beehives, Atlatl Rock, Arch Rock)
10:45 a.m. Visitor’s Center
11:15 a.m. Depart Visitors Center for picnic lunch (included)
12 noon More Scenic photo stops (Elephant Rock, View of Lake Mead, White Domes Road)
12:45 p.m. Depart for Las Vegas

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DJ Dance Party!

Saturday, April 28, 7- 9:30 p.m
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

$5 per person

Desert Vista Ballroom

The Gateway Arts Foundation is thrilled to invite all dancers and friends who would love to dance, to join us for our 3rd great dance party. Our popular dance and singing host is Billy Neikirk. Billy is an advanced Arthur Murray and Fred Astaire studios teacher and will once again share his techniques and perfect tempos for a great fun-filled dance party. We will have dance demonstrations, lessons and great fun in Big Band, Swing, Latin and Ballroom rhythms. Cash bar available for your pleasure.

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Sunday, April 29

Ticket purchase deadline: April 15

$75 includes transportation and brunch cruise · Min. 25 guests

Bus departs Pinnacle at 8:30 a.m.; returns at approx. 12:45 p.m.

The waters of Lake Mead are still, the air is crisp and clear, and the spectacular colors change each minute as the morning bathes the mountains in brilliant light. Relax and enjoy a charming combination of cruising, sightseeing and a traditional American-style buffet breakfast. Sunday’s Champagne Brunch Cruise includes complimentary champagne greetings for all adult passengers. Dress is semi-casual. Layered clothing is recommended.

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Calico Ghost Town – Bluegrass in the Spring

Sunday, May 13

Ticket purchase deadline: May 10

$35 includes transportation and admission - Minimum 20 guests.

Bus departs Pinnacle at 7:30 a.m., returns approximately 4:30 p.m.

Calico is an old West mining town that has been around since 1881 during the largest silver strike in California. With its 500 mines, Calico produced over $20 million in silver ore over a 12-year span. When silver lost its value in the mid-1890's, Calico lost its population. The miner's packed up, loaded their mules and moved away abandoning the town that once gave them a good living. It became a "ghost town." Walter Knott purchased Calico in the 1950's architecturally restoring all but the five original buildings to look as they did in the 1880's. Bluegrass in the Spring featuring bluegrass music, cloggers, old time games, gunfight shows, and more. The perfect way to spend Mother's Day!


7:30 am Depart Las Vegas
10:00 am Arrive Calico Ghost Town, time to explore and eat lunch (on your own)
2:00 pm Depart for Las Vegas

Note: All times are approximate and are subject to change

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Wed., May 16–Thurs., May 17 · Ticket purchase deadline: April 16

$310 per person double occupancy/$390 per person single occupancy · Min. 40 guests

Bus departs Pinnacle at 6:30 a.m. on May 16; returns at approx. 6:30 p.m. on May 17.

Includes transportation, chaperone, first-class railroad ticket, admission to Lowell Observatory, hotel and one breakfast.


Day 1 Wednesday, May 16
6:30 a.m. Depart Las Vegas
8:30 a.m. Brief stop & stretch in Kingman, AZ
9 a.m. Depart for Clarkdale, AZ
12 noon Arrive Verde Canyon Railroad Depot, lunch at Copper Spike Cafe (on your own)
12 noon More Scenic photo stops (Elephant Rock, View of Lake Mead, White Domes Road)
12:45 p.m. Depart for Las Vegas
1 p.m. Depart on the Verde Canyon Railroad tour in one of eight first-class cars, which all feature panoramic windows, living-room style seating and fewer passengers. First-class passengers also enjoy champagne upon the train’s departure, full-service cash bar, beverage service at each seat and complimentary appetizers. All cars access a shaded, open-air viewing car.
5 p.m. Return arrival at the Railroad Depot, depart for Flagstaff, AZ
6 p.m. Arrive in Flagstaff, dinner (on your own), hotel check-in and rest.
Hotel: La Quinta, Hilton Garden Inn or similar
Thursday, May 17
8:30 a.m. Breakfast at hotel (included)
9:30 a.m. Depart hotel for Lowell Observatory (included)
10:00 a.m. Free time to explore Lowell Observatory.
11:30 a.m. Lowell astronomers have discovered Pluto, collected the first evidence of the expanding universe, and and measured the motions and properties of the stars, among many other achievements. Experience the cosmos through widescreen multimedia shows, exhibits, live presentations and their immersive space theater.
11:30 a.m. Flagstaff’s historic downtown and railroad district – Arrive in Flagstaff’s historic downtown and railroad district with leisure time to enjoy 1890’s streets lined with historic buildings, quaint shops, wonderful restaurants and the vintage train depot.
2 p.m. Depart Flagstaff for Las Vegas, with a short stretch/restroom break in Kingman, AZ
6:30 p.m. Arrive Las Vegas

Note: All times are approximate and are subject to change

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Dance Party!

Saturday, May 19, 7- 9:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

$5 per person

Desert Vista Ballroom

Back by popular demand! We love the great response for Billy Neikirk, your accredited and handsome dance host. What fun to dance, dance, dance - learn new steps (with or without partners) and enjoy mixing and meeting friends who love to "move to music." This month we will also have a fantastic dance demonstration by the fabulous hip-hop ensemble, The Collective. You loved their performance at the Gateway show at the Starbright in February so we asked them to be our special guests to demonstrate the latest dance craze. This troupe of talented dances of all ages will add to your enjoyment of another great evening. Cash bar available for your pleasure.

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Matinees at The Starbright

Free Admission

The Starbright Theatre

  • "Secondhand Lions"

    Wednesday, April 11, 1 p.m.

    Starring Robert Duvall & Michael Caine
  • "The Hollars"

    Monday, April 30, 3 p.m.

    Starring John Krasinski & Margo Martindale

  • "Mother’s Day"

    Monday, May 14, 3 p.m.

    Starring Julia Roberts & Jennifer Aniston

  • "It’s Complicated"

    Thursday, May 31, 1 p.m.

    Starring Meryl Streep & Alec Baldwin

Enjoy the shows!