Things to do in Paradise/Downtown, Oct. 15-21


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Ethnic Express International Folk Dancing for participants 8 or older is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The weekly event allows participants to learn international folk dance styles, including Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Greek, Israeli, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian and Turkish. Admission is $4.Visit ethnicexpresslasvegas.org, artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

A display of Shari Bray’s saggar-fired ceramics is set to be on display Oct. 17 to Dec. 17 at the Enterprise Library 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3760.

“Lillian’s Fashion Divas,” an event featuring seniors presenting fashions, is scheduled at 11a.m. Oct. 23 at the Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 J. St. Registration is required by Oct. 17. The show is free. A brunch is planned for $5. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6125.

Performances of “Sister Act” are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15-18 and 20 and 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $26 to $129. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Soulmen, a Motown-style vocal quartet, is set to perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $33 to $36. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

“Reflections,” a cabaret-style concert featuring Danny Wright, is scheduled at 2 and 6 p.m. Oct 20 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $30 to $75. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Couponing 101 is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Enterprise Library 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. Instructors plan to teach how to save money while shopping. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3760.

Genevieve and Mark Giovi are scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Italian American Club, 2333 E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $20. Visit iacvegas.com or call 702-457-3866.

The Speakeasy Swingers are set to perform from 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 19 at a masquerade ball at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 911 E. Ogden Ave. Admission is $6. A free dance lesson is scheduled at 7 p.m. Visit facebook.com/saturdaynightstomp or call 702-205-5840.

Performances of “Blood Orgy of the Chainsaw Chorus Line” are scheduled at 8 p.m. Oct 17-19 and 24-26 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $25. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702 732-7225.

The Hot Club of Zion is set to perform music from the 1930s and ’40s as part of the Downtown Cultural Series from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-3515.

The Poets Corner, hosted by Keith Brantley, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The free monthly forum is for established poets and open-mic participants. Admission is limited to people 17 or older. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.

“It’s All Done With Mirrors,” featuring the poetry of e.e. Cummings read by stage and film actor Anthony Zerbe, is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. The program is a pre-Vegas Valley Book Festival event. visit vegasvalleybookfestival.org, artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

Hot Cockalorum is set to perform at 8:45 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19 and 8:45 p.m. Oct. 22-25 and at Ri Ra Irish Pub in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit rira.com/lasvegas or call 702-632-7771.

A performance of Nijinsky’s “Afternoon of a Faun” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m Oct 18 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall on the campus of UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $18 or $10 for seniors, military personnel, UNLV faculty/staff and all students. Visit unlv.edu or call 702-895-3011.

“If Music be the Food of Love,” a performance by the UNLV Choral Ensemble, is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Dr. Arturo Rando-Grillot Recital Hall in the Lee and Thomas Beam Music Center on the campus of UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $10 or $8 for seniors, military personnel, UNLV faculty/staff and all students. Visit unlv.edu or call 702-895-3011.

“Walk With a Doc” is scheduled at 8 a.m. Oct. 19 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visitors are invited to take a nature walk with University Medical Center physicians and discuss topics ranging from childhood obesity to cardiac care. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

The 42nd annual Lobster Fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at Christ Episcopal Church, 2000 S. Maryland Parkway. Walk-in purchases and those made by phone are set to end at 4 p.m. Oct. 17, and online purchases are slated to end at 10:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Lobsters may be purchased at the fair, subject to availability. The free event is set to include live entertainment, raffles, arts and crafts and food booths. Visit lobsterfair.com.

The fifth annual Unmasking the Mind art Auction and Fundraiser is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m.Oct. 19 at UNLV’s Stan Fulton Building, 801 E. Flamingo Road. Mask art created by local artists, celebrities, teachers and students are set to be auctioned. Live and silent auction items also include Southwest Airline tickets and paintings created live by Don Michael Jr. and Teresa Marahaj. The live auction bidding is set to begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person or $75 for two. For tickets or additional information, contact Lee Huddy at 702-541-6640 or lee_huddy@iicsn.org. or visit unmaskingthemind.org. All proceeds benefit students at Innovations International Charter School of Nevada.

A lecture titled “Area 51” is planned at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the National Atomic Testing Museum, 755 E. Flamingo Road. The lecture is set to be presented by Ben Hansen, lead host and investigator of the SyFy Channel program “Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files,” and Ben McGee, who starred with Hansen in the National Geographic television series “Chasing UFOs.” A meet and greet is scheduled at 6 p.m. Admission is $20 for museum members and $30 for nonmembers. Visit nationalatomictestingmuseum.org or call 702-794-5151.

A concert featuring Tim Kasher, Laura Stevenson and Jake Bellows is scheduled at 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at Backstage Bar & Billiards, 601 Fremont St. Admission is limited to patrons 21 or older. Tickets are $12. Visit backstagebarandbilliards.com.

The fifth annual Imagination Celebration is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The festival is set to feature dance and music performances representing different cultures from around the world and a valleywide youth art contest through a partnership with the Clark County School District. Visit nevadayouthalliance.org, mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.

A Rock ‘n’ Roll Flea Market is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct 20 outside of Kiss Monster Mini Golf, 4503 Paradise Road. The event is free. Sales items are limited to music memorabilia,collectibles, art and band gear. Sale spaces are $40 or $25 if the seller provides his own table and chairs. For more information or to reserve a space, email kiss@minsterminigolf.com or call 702-558-6256.

Hyenas: Wild, Weird and Wonderful, a presentation by Kate Yoshida, is scheduled at noon Oct. 20 at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Visit lvnhm.org or call 702-384-3466.

The Danny Gans Memorial Champions Run for Life hosted by Donny Osmond is scheduled Oct.19 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. A 1-mile fun run/walk is set to start at 7:30 a.m., the 5K team, wheelchair and stroller divisions are slated to begin at 8 a.m., with the Champions Run for Life scheduled at 9:30 a.m. Registration online at active.com is $27 for adults, $22 for children and $17 per person for groups of 10 or more. All entries are $40 on the day of the event. The event benefits the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.

Our Lady Peace is set to perform a free concert Oct. 19 on the 3rd Street Stage at the Fremont Street Experience. Visit thed.com.

“Inside Out: From Vegas to Wales,” an exhibition by Linda Alterwitz and Ruth Thomas, is scheduled to be on display through Dec. 28 in the gallery at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. An artist’s reception is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

“Energized — The Works of Vernon Rowlette” is set to be on display from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays through Nov. 9 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.

“Wildlife Preserved,” an exhibition of 50 taxidermied animals, including wolverines, jaguars and ostriches, is set to be on display during regular business hours through Dec. 1 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The cost is included with regular admission to the preserve. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

“Scratch and Dent,” an exhibition of new works by Biscuit Street Preacher, is set to be on display through Nov. 1 at the Amanda Harris Gallery, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The gallery is open 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and by appointment. Visit amandaharrisgallery.com or call 702-769-6036.

Artwork of the people, landscapes and architecture of the Philippines by Julian P. Eusebio is set to be on display through Nov. 5, at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

An exhibit of Clifford Singer’s geometrical paintings is scheduled to be on display through Oct. 15 at the Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3760.

Large-scale photographs from Clint Jenkins “Endangered” series are set to be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and by appointment through Oct. 18 at MCQ Fine Art, 620 S. Seventh St. Visit mcqfineart.com or call 702-366-9339.

PLAN AHEAD

As part of the “Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: 5 Influential Stop-Motion Movies from Ray Harryhausen” series, the 1961 film “Mysterious Island” is set to be screened from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

The Trick-or-Treat Treasure Hunt, including a free flu clinic hosted by the Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition, is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at McCarran Marketplace, 5905 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 110. Visit snihc.org.

John Windsor is set to perform at 8:45 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28 at Ri Ra Irish Pub in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit rira.com/lasvegas or call 702-632-7771.

The Kronos Quartet is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $26 to $125. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

A performance by Audra McDonald is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $28 to $125. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Trivia Night is scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct.22 at The Beat Coffeehouse, 520 Fremont St. The event takes place every other Tuesday. Visit thebeatlv.com or call 702-385-2328.

ONGOING EVENTS

The Bet on the Farm! farmers market is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

Weekly children’s events planned at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., include story time, scheduled from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Mondays at the activities center; and toddler time for children 5 or younger, scheduled for 11 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays in the library. The cost is included with general admission to the preserve. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

Scottish country dancing is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Fridays at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Admission is $5 and limited to participants 13 or older. Call 702-656-9513 or visit lasvegascountrydance.org.

The Ethnic Express International Folkdancing Club plans an event from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Admission is and limited to participants 8 or older. Visit ethnicexpresslasvegas.org or call 702-732-4871.

Ballroom dancing is planned from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 401 E. Bonanza Road. Music is provided by Boyd Coulter’s Good Times Band. The cost is . Call 702-795-8140.

The Vegas StrEATS food and culture festival is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month in the Jackie Gaughan Plaza outside the El Cortez, 600 E. Fremont St. Food trucks, live music, artists and more are featured. Visit vegasstreats.com.

The Bootlegger Bistro, 7700 Las Vegas Blvd. South, hosts a variety of live entertainment daily. Visit bootleggerlasvegas.com.

Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Road, plans to host Jazz Workshop, a quartet, starting at 10 p.m. Mondays. Visit ferraroslasvegas.com.

Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s sustainable farmers market is set to be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday inside the Desert Living Center at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is free, and purchases are cash only.

Blue Beat, an evening of local jazz acts, is scheduled at 8 p.m. Wednesdays at The Beat Coffeehouse, 520 Fremont St. Beer and wine sales begin after 7 p.m. Call 702-409-5563 or visit thebeatlv.com.

The Grand Ole Vegas Revue, a vaudeville-style tribute to early 20th-century theater, is slated to run at 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays in the showroom at the Plaza, 1 S. Main St. Tickets start at 9.95 for adults and 9.95 for children. A 15-minute singalong is set to precede each show. Call 702-946-8934.

The Double Down Saloon, 4640 Paradise Road, hosts a variety of live entertainment throughout the week. Call 702-791-5775 or visit the saloon’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Double-Down-Saloon-Las-Vegas/43793799630.

The Artisan Hotel Boutique, 1501 W. Sahara Ave., plans to host Cuban Nights on Wednesdays. Doors open at 10 p.m. Cuban dance music, hookah and bottle service are planned as DJ Shark spins the turntables. Call 702-862-0485 or visit artisanhotel.com.

Learn to swing dance Fridays at the Aruba Hotel, 1215 Las Vegas Blvd. South. No partner or experience is needed. Beginner and intermediate lessons are set from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by open dancing. Visit swingdancevegas.com.

Jerry Tiffe performs from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd. Visit arizonacharliesdecatur.com.

The Bet on the Farm! Farmers Market is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is free. Most farmers accept only cash. Visit springspreserve.org or betonthefarm.com or call 702-822-7700.

The Downtown 3rd Farmers Market is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays on Third Street between Stewart and Ogden avenues in the old downtown transportation hub building. Visit downtown3rd.com.

Happy Hour Improv is scheduled to host a “Jam Session” from 7 to 9 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month at Theatre7, 1406 S. Third St. For a 0, cash-only fee, audience members will have an opportunity to participate in the improv show. Visit happyhourimprov.com or call 702-372-3201.

First Friday is scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. the first Friday of the month in downtown Las Vegas. Admission is free. Free parking with shuttle service is available at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. For information on shuttle services, artists, music and more, visit firstfridaylasvegas.com.

The fresh52 farmers market is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays in the Whole Foods Market parking lot at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com.

Nuff Said performs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturdays at Jack’s Irish Pub in Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Visit palacestation.sclv.com.

The Knights of Columbus plan an all-ages Saturday Night Stomp swing dance party the third Saturday of each month at 911 E. Ogden Ave. Lessons are scheduled at 7 p.m., and social dancing is set to run from 8 p.m. to midnight. The dress code prohibits jeans. Admission is $5, cash only. Visit saturdaynightstomp.com.

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society is seeking singers to be part of its upcoming season. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. Sundays in room 159 of the Beam Music Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Call 702-451-6672 or visit snmas.com.

MUSEUMS

The Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. General admission is 2. Visit discoverykidslv.org.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is 0 for adults, $8 for seniors, military and students and $5 for children 3 to 11. Visit lvnhm.org or call 702-384-3466.

The Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, offers guided tours daily. Daytime tours are set for 9, 9:30 and 10 a.m. and at 7:30, 8, 8:30 and 9 p.m. through July 31. Reservations are recommended. Tickets are 8 or 2 for Nevada residents, seniors, active military and veterans and students. Children 6 or younger are admitted free. Visit neonmusuem.org.

The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave., is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is for anyone 12 or older. Visit parks.nv.gov.

The National Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement (the Mob Museum), 300 Stewart Ave., is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are 9 for adults, 3.95 for children ages 5 to 17 and students, 5.95 for seniors, military, law enforcement and teachers and 0 for Nevada residents. Visit themobmuseum.org.

The Nevada State Museum, 309 S. Valley View Blvd., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays through Mondays. Admission is $9.95 for Nevada residents, 8.95 for adults and free for children 18 or younger and for members of the Nevada State Museum or the Springs Preserve. Visit museums.nevadaculture.org.

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. General admission is 8.95 for adults and $9.95 for Nevada residents. Special rates also are available for seniors, students and military personnel. Visit springspreseve.org.

The National Atomic Testing Museum, 755 E. Flamingo Road, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is 1 for Nevada residents, seniors, military personnel, children ages 7 to 17 and students. Admission to the Area 51 exhibit is an extra $6. Visit nationalatomictestingmuseum.org.

The Pinball Hall of Fame, 1610 E. Tropicana Ave., is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Admission is free, but bring quarters to play the games. Visit pinballmuseum.org.

 

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