SPECIAL EVENTS

Last Update: 08/18/2017

Reminder
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.


Fall Arts & Crafts Fair Sign-Up Day

Starting Tuesday, August 22, 8 a.m.
Desert Vista Community Center
$25 per space (2 space limit)
Includes a 6' table and 2 chairs

Calling all artists and crafters!  Come on down and get in the "early bird" line at Desert Vista to sign-up for a booth on Tuesday, August 22!  The Sun City Summerlin Arts & Crafts Fair is the perfect venue to show off your crafts and sell your work.  This popular event takes place on Saturday, October 7, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Desert Vista Community Center.  Spaces are available and sold to Sun City residents only.  You must show your Association card at time of purchase.  Hand crafted items only will be allowed.  No prepared food sales allowed.  Spaces are limited.  Please bring a check or the exact cash.  NO REFUNDS.


Lake Mead Sightseeing Cruise

Friday, August 25
Bus departs Pinnacle at 12 noon, returns approximately 5 p.m.
$55 per person includes transportation and cruise (lunch
not included)

Deadline to purchase tickets: August 11

This popular trip is back!  Plenty of sunshine and refreshing breezes are yours to enjoy on beautiful Lake Mead while you take in the breathtaking sights, or enjoy this cruise inside two climate-controlled enclosed decks.  Your 90-minute ride aboard the Desert Princess will be an adventure to remember.  The Desert Princess is an authentic, three-level, Mississippi-style paddlewheeler.  Please note: There is a full-service grill and snack bar onboard, however NO outside food or drink is allowed onboard.


Tuacahn Amphitheatre (in Ivins, Utah) presents

Disney's "Newsie"

Wednesday, September 6
Bus departs Pinnacle at 2 p.m., returns approximately midnight
$85 per person
includes dinner at Chuck-A-Rama Buffet and show tickets
Deadline to purchase tickets: August 15

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, "Newsies" is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenagers who dreams of a better life far from the hardships of the streets.  When publishers Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for their rights.  Disney's "Newsies" features a score by eight-time Academy AwardŽ winner Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony AwardŽ winner Harvey Fierstein.  This stage version introduces eight new songs while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film.


Super Summer Theatre at the Spring Mountain Ranch presents

"Young Frankenstein"

Thursday, September 14
Bus departs Pinnacle at 5 p.m., returns approximately 9:30 p.m.
$30 per person includes transportation and show tickets
Deadline to purchase tickets: September 5

Comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation.  Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") inherits his family's estate in Transylvania.  With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors.  "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's.  Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.  With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz," Young Frankenstein is monstrously good entertainment.  A concession stand is available for food and drink, or bring your own picnic basket.  You may bring blankets or regular folding chairs, or rent a folding chair at the park for $1.


Grand Canyon West and Skywalk

Thursday, September 28
Bus departs Pinnacle at 8:30 a.m., returns approximately 6 p.m.
$150 per person includes transportation, hop-on/hop-off shuttle tour, lunch and admission to Skywalk
Deadline to purchase tickets: September 25

Grand Canyon West attracts about 700,000 visitors each year and has become increasingly popular since the March 2007 grand opening of the Grand Canyon Skywalk.  This cantilevered glass-bottomed bridge appeals to adrenaline seekers, Las Vegas daytrippers and regular folks alike. While not a part of Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon West's visitors still experience stunning vistas, the Skywalk, Guano Point, Eagle Point, and Hualapai Ranch, all points of pride for the West Rim's operators, the Hualapai Native American Tribe.

Itinerary

8:30 am - Depart Sun City

11:00 - Arrive Grand Canyon West

11:00 - 3:00 pm - Free time to explore Grand Canyon West/Skywalk/Legacy Tour/Lunch

3:00 pm - Depart Grand Canyon West

4:30 pm - Hoover Dam Bypass

5:15 pm - Depart for Sun City


Tuacahn Amphitheatre (in Ivins, Utah) presents

"Mamma Mia!"

Wednesday, October 4
Bus departs Pinnacle at 1:30 p.m., returns approximately midnight
$85 per person
includes dinner at Chuck-A-Rama Buffet and show tickets
Deadline to purchase tickets: August 15

Millions of people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the timeless music by ABBA that make "Mamma Mia" a smash hit.  A mother. A daughter.  Three possible dads.  A trip down the aisle you'll never forget!  Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise.  On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.  An enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, a large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers make "Mamma Mia" a fabulous event not to be missed!


Fall Arts & Crafts Fair

Saturday, October 7, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Desert Vista Community Center
Free Admission

There is something for everyone at the annual Arts & Crafts Fair!  Our very talented residents create oodles of hand-crafted, unique and beautiful gift items for home and office.  Come and do your holiday shopping early and give someone a very special gift they will treasure forever.  Doors open at 9 a.m. and you can shop until 3 p.m., so please come and enjoy.


Pahrump Winery Grape Stomp 2017

Sunday, October 8
Bus departs Pinnacle at 9:30 a.m., returns approximately 3:30 p.m.
$40 per person
includes transportation and general admission

 

Join this annual fun party at the Pahrump Winery.  Watch the stomping, partake of wine tasting and a huge wine sale, crafts, music, great junk food and even some beer.  Sounds like the perfect day, don't you think?  All persons will be issued a wristband upon entry.  Everyone will be "carded" and given a "21 or Older" wristband (so bring photo I.D.) or an "Under 21" wristband (for those bringing under-age guests).  No picnic baskets or coolers allowed.


Redwood Cultivation Dispensary

Wednesday, October 18
Bus departs Pinnacle at 8 a.m., returns approximately 11:30 a.m.
$10 per person
includes transportation and tour only

Learn more about medical marijuana - how it's grown, how to buy it and how it helps thousands of patients with their medical conditions.  Hear from cannabis and medical experts about how medical marijuana is helping patients every day during visits to Redwood Cultivation, a local facility that grows high quality cannabis strains that treat various medical conditions and CannaCopia Las Vegas Medical Marijuana Center, a fully licensed recreational and medical marijuana dispensary. Redwood has a 20,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art facility where it produces its own line of quality cannabis products and Willie's Reserve, a premium cannabis brand founded by legendary artist, Willie Nelson.  Redwood is also affiliated with GettingLegal.com, which has helped thousands of residents obtain medical marijuana cards in Nevada.  CannaCopia employs professionally trained staff to provide the highest quality medicine available and unparalleled patient services, including selection of the proper medicinal product, strain, and dosage for each patient's medical condition. Products will be available for sale.

Itinerary

8 am - depart Sun City

8:30 am - tour Redwood Cultivation facility

10:00 am - tour/visit CannaCopia dispensary

11:00 am - depart Sun City


Golden Nugget Laughlin

Thursday, October 19
Bus departs Pinnacle at 8:30 a.m., returns approximately 6:30 p.m.
$15 per person

Get away for a nice relaxing day at the Golden Nugget by the Colorado River!  Enjoy a leisurely day of gambling and shopping as you sit back and relax while we do the driving.  Trip includes transportation and $5 food credit voucher which may be used in The Deli, Claim Jumper, or Bubba Gump's Shrimp.  You must sign up for a Players Card in order to receive the food voucher.


2017 Sun City Summerlin Classic Car Show

Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Mountain Shadows Community Center
Free Admission

Eye candy cars will line the Mountain Shadows parking lot on Saturday, October 28 during the Sun City Summerlin Classic Car Show.  These vehicles captivate us with their beauty, rarity and engineering, and remind us of times gone by, evoking memories and capturing history.  The Classic Car Show is a chance for area residents to show off their vehicles' sleek designs and distinctive features.  This event will also benefit Sun City Charities and the Sunshine Service Club, organizations that provide services and equipment to Sun City residents. Food vendors and music will be on site for refreshments and entertainment.  Sure to be a tremendous hit for the entire family!  There is no deadline to register cars, however space is limited.  Plaques and raffle entries will be offered to the first 100 cars registered for the show.  Registration is free.  Interested in entering a classic car?  Call Dave, 439-0405. 


Halloween Dance with Boyd Coulter and The Good Times Band

Saturday, October 28, 7 - 9:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Desert Vista Ballroom
$5

The party soon will have begun
Cuz Halloween's a time for fun!
A Happy Halloween to you
Watch out for ghost and goblins - BOO!

Come and show off your favorite Halloween costume, enjoy some of your favorite music and an evening of dancing with Boyd Coulter and The Good Times Band!  There will be a cash bar and coffee only.  Seating is "first come - first served."