Things to do in Paradise/Downtown, Sept. 24-30


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A performance of “Icons: The Lesbian and Gay History of the World, Vol. 4” is scheduled from 8 to 10 p.m. Sept. 24 at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. The one-man show features Jade Esteban portraying Plato, Virginia Woolf, Freddy Mercury and others. The event is part of The Centerpiece, a queer arts and culture series. Some events may include adult language and themes. Visit thecenterlv.com or call 702-733-9800.

The fourth annual Asian Harvest Moon Festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The event will include cultural demonstrations, food, crafts and live entertainment, including performances by the Lohan School of Shaolin, Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko and Korabo Taiko and the Nani Ola Hawaiian Dance Company. Festival admission is free with paid local general admission to the Springs Preserve, which is $9.95 for adults and $4.95 for children. Visit springspreserve.org.

“The Rising of Something Good … Remembering 9/11” a free community outreach program, is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sept 28 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The event is set to feature music, spoken-word performances, gospel rap and dancing. Vendors and a marketplace are planned. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.

Contra dancing is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. A group lesson is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, military personnel and members of the Southern Nevada Old-Time Contra Dancers and $3 for participants 16 or younger.Visit lasvegascountrydance.org or call 702-656-9513.

The Vegas Valley Poetry Celebration, a pre-Vegas Valley Book Festival event, is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Gretchen Henderson is set to headline. The event is free. Visit vegasvalleybookfestival.org, artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-3515.

Rediscover Downtown Day is scheduled Sept. 28 and is set to include a happy hour bus tour, a Kid Rock concert at the Fremont Street Experience and special offers, incentives, tastings and events at downtown galleries, boutiques, bars, restaurants and other venues. The event, put on by the Downtown Las Vegas Alliance, is aimed at encouraging locals to rediscover and explore downtown. Visit downtownlasvegasalliance.org.

“Me, My Uke and Some Friends,” a performance featuring Adam Kozlowski, is scheduled at 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St. Tickets are $15. Visit artsquarelv.com or call 702-483-8844.

As part of the Symphony Park lecture series, a panel discussion focusing on downtown living, is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Flo Rogers, president and general manager of Nevada Public Radio, is set to moderate the panel of downtown residents. A wine reception is scheduled from 5 to 6 p.m. Visit symphonypark.com or contact info@symphonypark.com.

“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 during regular 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.

Performances of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson are scheduled at 8 p.m. Sept. 26-28 at the The Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. A matinee is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sept. 22. Tickets are $25. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702 732-7225.

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

Tickets are available for October performances at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. “War Horse” is set for Oct. 2-6, and “Sister Act” is scheduled Oct. 15-20. For more information and tickets, visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2000.

Hogs & Heifers Saloon’s eighth anniversary party is scheduled at 9 p.m. Oct. 2 at the venue, 201 N. Third St. Visit hogsandheifers.com or call 702-676-1457.

The 13th annual Las Vegas Bikefest, an event for motorcycle enthusiasts, is scheduled Oct. 3-6, with activities planned at several locations. The main events are set at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North, beginning at noon Oct. 3 and ending at 3 p.m. Oct. 6. Additional events include two poker runs and a poker walk starting at the Bikefest’s host hotel, the Golden Nugget, 129 Fremont St., and a Joe Nichols concert set for 8:30 to 10 p.m. at Cashman Center. Visit lasvegasbikefest.com.

The Las Vegas Brass Band plans to perform free concerts Oct. 6 and Dec. 8 at the Clark County Library Theatre, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvbb.org.

Performances at the Cockroach Theatre at the Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St., are set to kick off Oct. 11 with Harold Pinter’s “The Birthday Party.” Visit cockroachtheatre.com or call 702-818-3422.

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.

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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