Things to do in Paradise/Downtown, Oct. 22-28


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The American Diddle Idols are set to perform at 9 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26 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 Sugar Skull Workshop for participants 7 or older is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The workshop celebrates Hispanic heritage. Participants are invited to learn about Mexican tradition by creating a colorfully decorated sugar skull to take home. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

The fifth annual National Day of Remembrance for Nuclear Weapons Workers is scheduled at 10 a.m. Oct. 25 at the National Atomic Testing Museum, 755 E. Flamingo Road. The free event is set to include guest speakers and refreshments. Visit nationalatomictestingmuseum.org or call 702-794-5151.

A fingerprint portraiture workshop for participants 13 or older is scheduled from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. Oct 26 and Nov. 2 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Students are set to be taught to use ink pads and finger pads to create a portrait in the style of Chuck Close. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

A contra dance for participants 8 or older is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct 26 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. A group lesson is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10. The event is presented by the nonprofit Southern Nevada Old-Time Contra Dancers. Call 702-656-9513 or visit lasvegascountrydance.org.

“Inside Out: From Vegas to Wales,” an exhibition of works by Linda Alterwitz and Ruth Thomas, is scheduled to be on display through Dec. 28 in the gallery of 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.

A science camp is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Campers are set to perform hands-on interactive experiments, use scientific theory, investigate techniques and microscopes and explore museums. Camp is $50 or $40 for members. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

A Night at the Museum, including a screening of “ParaNorman” is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Children are set to explore the museum, make crafts, have a pizza dinner and snacks. The deadline for registration is Oct. 23, and admission is $25 or $20 for members. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

To celebrate the beginning of Nevada’s 150th anniversary, admission is set to be free from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Nevada State Museum, 309 S. Valley View Blvd., and the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The event does not include free admission to the Haunted Harvest event. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

“Rose Oil Production and Distillation,” a lecture by Bob Morris, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Visit www.unce.unr.edu, email lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu or call 702-257-5555.

The Speakeasy Swingers are set to perform a USO-style show to honor veterans from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Italian American Club, 2333 E. Sahara Ave. Admission is $10. Visit iacvegas.com or call 702- 457-3866.

The Bet on the Farm farmer’s market is scheduled from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The event takes place every Thursday. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

Chicago Stepping at the E, a dance event for adults 21 or older, is scheduled from 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 26 at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave. A cash bar, cash refreshments and table seating are set to be available. Attendees are advised to dress to impress. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-1515.

The Little Pink Dress Party in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is scheduled from 9 a.m. to midnight Oct. 26 at Ri Ra Irish Pub in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The American Diddle Idols are set to perform at 9 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the local affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The pub is set to host a pink-themed soiree and encourage guests to wear a pink outfit or dress. Groups of six or more who dress in pink are set to receive one complimentary glass of champagne per person. Attendees may also purchase $10 pink boas during the party, and proceeds benefit the nonprofit. Visit rira.com/lasvegas or call 702-632-7771.

The Good Fellas are set to perform from 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Oct. 25 and 26 at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd. Visit arizonacharliesdecatur.com or call 702-258-5200.

“The Balloon Master Show” is scheduled at 10 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. Admission is $10. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.

The Ladies of Jazz, featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater and Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project, is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $26 to $99. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

“The Vixens of Broadway,” starring Betty Buckley, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct. 25, 3 and 7 p.m. Oct. 26 and 3 p.m. Oct. 27 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $39 to $79. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

The Fry Street Quartet is set to perform from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Dr. Arturo Rando Recital Hall in the Lee and Thomas Beam Music Center on the campus of UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit unlv.edu or call 702-895-3332.

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.

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

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

Hot Cockalorum is set to perform at 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.

“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.

PLAN AHEAD

HELP of Southern Nevada’s 14th annual Tea, Trends & Tranquility event is scheduled from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Four Seasons Las Vegas, 3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event is set to be hosted by Joe Barbara from the Las Vegas cast of “Jersey Boys” and is a fundraiser for HELP of Southern Nevada. It is set to include a fashion show and a silent auction. Tickets are $100.Call Abby Quinn at 702-836-2130.

A line dancing workshop is scheduled from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Cambridge Recreation Center, 3930 Cambridge St. The event is set to include a chicken and waffles breakfast and health fair, with a focus on breast cancer awareness. Guests are asked to wear pink or purple in honor of breast cancer research and awareness. The cost is $10. The registration deadline is Oct. 29. Visit clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration and use the 802800.01 registration code. For more information, call 702-455-7169.

As part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: 5 Influential Stop-Motion Movies from Ray Harryhausen series, the 1963 film “Jason and the Argonauts” is set to be screened from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones are set to perform at 8:45 p.m. Oct. 29-31 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.

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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