Things to do in Southwest/Spring Valley, Oct. 16-22


n The annual Family, Fur and Fun Fest, benefiting the Little Friends Foundation, is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Exploration Peak Park in Mountain's Edge, 9275 S. Buffalo Drive. Admission is free. Call 702-444-3713, email info@familyfurandfun.com or visit familyfurandfun.com.

n Tribute band Metal Elvis is set to perform at 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. The band pulls a 1980s hair band style into songs by "The King." The show is free. Visit palms.com.

n The second annual Asian Food Festival is scheduled to include food, music, dance, carnival rides and martial arts demonstrations from noon to midnight Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Admission is $10, which is good for both days. Visit lvasianfoodfestival.com.

n "My Dream," a program of dance, drama and music by the China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe, is set for 8:30 p.m. Saturday in The Orleans Showroom, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $48. Visit mydream.org.cn.

n The Bikini Bar, 3355 Spring Mountain Road, is set to host a musical benefit starting at noon Sunday. Fourteen bands are scheduled to donate their time and talent to benefit local drummer Dave Holt, who recently underwent a partial leg amputation. For more information, call 702-485-5401.

n Speeding Theatre, a 55-or-older drama group, plans to present the comedy "Golf With Alan Shepard" featuring Mike Hubbard, Oliver A. Phillips, Al Rauckhorst and John M. Slocum at 8 p.m. Fridays through Sundays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28 in the LVLT Studio Theatre at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $11 to $12. Visit lvlt.org. A writer is interrogated after a series of grisly child murders resembling events in his stories in the theatrical thriller "The Pillowman," written by Martin McDonagh and directed by Lysander Abadia, scheduled to run 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Friday through Nov. 4 in the Fischer Black Box at the Las Vegas Little Theatre. Tickets are $10 to $15. Visit lvlt.org.

n "Line, Rhythm, Stroke: Portraits and Life" a show of artwork by Cristina Natsuko Paulos is scheduled to be on display through Jan. 6 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-6030.

n Ricardo Griego is slated to play Spanish guitar from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturdays at Barcelona Tapas & Bar, 10690 Southern Highlands Parkway, No. 100. Visit ricardogriego.com.

Worth a Drive

n Purbasha Banerjee of Nritya Academy of Indian Dances plans to present "Rhythm of India ---- An Afternoon of Dances" from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The free program will feature a lecture, followed by a live performance of "Bharata Natyam," one of the most popular and widely performed dance styles in India. Bollywood-style dancing also is planned. Call 702-507-3631.

n An evening of wine, art and a glass blowing exhibition by Domsky Glass is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the ArtisticLifestyles gallery, 2758 S. Highland Drive, Suite B. RSVP at 702-754-3355.

n Cyclists are invited to the Blinking Man Heroes vs. Villans costumed pub crawl slated to start at 7 p.m. at the Huntridge Tavern, 1116 E. Charleston Blvd. The ride is free. Visit facebook.com/blinkingman.

n The Opportunity Village Art Enrichment Program is teaming up with Tahiti Village for the Village Art Show, a benefit featuring art by program participants, hors d'oeuvres and live Hawaiian music from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Tahiti Village, 7200 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Admission is free. Visit opportunityvillage.org.

n The 41st annual Lobster Fair is scheduled to feature live and steamed lobsters, arts and crafts, a silent auction, children's activities and baked goods from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Christ Church Episcopal, 2000 S. Maryland Parkway. Admission is free. Visit lobsterfair.com or call 702-684-7746.

n The Nevada Council for History Education's annual educational seminar, set to focus on the influence of the mob in Las Vegas, is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, starting with a tour of The National Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement, The Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave. Also on the agenda is a lecture by College of Southern Nevada historian Michael Green, a tour of the Nevada State Museum and a bus tour of mob-related locations in Las Vegas. A grant from Nevada Humanities is offsetting much of the cost. Participation is $20. Call 702-332-3149 or visit nvche.org.

n Innovations International Charter School's fourth annual UnMasking the Mind art auction and fundraiser is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Stan Fulton Building, 801 E. Flamingo Road. Tickets are $35 for one or $60 for two. Contact Lee Huddy at 702-541-6640 or lee_huddy@iicsn.org.

n The Cactus & Succulent Society of Southern Nevada plans to host a Cactus Show & Art Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m Saturday and Sunday at Moon-Sun Cactus & Koi Gardens, 6430 McGill Ave. The Clark County and University of Nevada Cooperative Extentsion Master Gardeners and volunteers will be on hand. Anyone can enter a cactus or succulent into the show. Show rules are posted at moon-sunlandscapes.com.

Plan Ahead

n The artist showcase Acoustic Asylum is scheduled at 8 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. The event features local and regional independent artists in a stripped down, acoustic setting with Gibson Guitars providing major instruments. The show is free. Visit palms.com.

n Country singers Colt Ford and Justin McBridge are set to perform at 10:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 10:30 p.m. Oct. 26, respectively, at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 the day of the show for Ford and $15 in advance and $25 the day of the show for McBride. Visit silvertoncasino.com.

n The Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas plans its 41st annual Boys Nite Out event at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Lied Memorial Boys & Girls Club, 2850 Lindell Road. The event's goal is to match up several hundred boys from the clubs with men from the community for an evening of games, a meal and prizes. The event is free to young club members, and sponsored by participating adults who make a minimum donation of $50. To become a sponsor, visit bgclv.org/boys-nite-out or call Gabe Suarez at 702-253-2803.

n The First Presbyterian Church of Las Vegas is planning A Christ Centered Family Event, set from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 25 at the church, 1515 W. Charleston Blvd. The event includes a $3 dinner, a chili cook-off, carnival-type game booths and activities for children. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in costumes, but no gory, scary costumes or costume weapons are allowed. To sign up for the chili cook-off or for more information, call 702-384-4554.

 

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