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The annual Woodturners exhibition is set to run Oct. 3 through Dec. 8 during regular library hours at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. An artist reception is planned for 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3. View the craftsmanship and skill of the association’s members, including lathe-turned wood, wood vessels, wood boxes with inlay and other creations. Call 702-507-3860 or visit lvccld.org.
Celebrate fall from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 3 at Urban Ranch General Store, 6985 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 105. Sample seasonal craft beers, salsa and chutneys and view fashions. Call 702-368-2601 or visit urbanranchgeneralstore.com.
The Silver Statesmen barbershop chorus and its quartets plan to present “Celebrate Harmony” in honor of the 75th anniversary of the group’s parent organization, the Barbershop Harmony Society, at 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pavilion Center Drive, for $15. Visit silverstatesmenbarbershopchorus.com.
Stephen Sorrentino is set to perform “Voices in My Head” at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Starbright Theatre, 2251 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $12 for Sun City Summerlin residents and $15 for nonresidents. Call 702-355-8642 or 702-255-0695.
“American Idol” finalist Casey Abrams plans to perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5-6 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Call 702-636-7075 or visit suncoastcasino.com.
A Taste of Shakespeare in Summerlin is slated from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at The Hills Park, 9110 Hillpointe Road. Join Mayor Pro Tem Stavros Anthony, City Councilman Bob Beers and the Summerlin Council for eight scenes from some of Shakespeare’s best-known plays, as well as face painting and other family-friendly activities. Scenes start every half-hour. Admission is free, and food is to be available for purchase. A second stage will host “Shakespeareoke” and at least one scene conducted predominantly in French. Expect photo opportunities with costumed performers after the plays. Call 702-229-6405.
Sun City Summerlin’s Fall Arts & Crafts Fair is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Desert Vista Community Center, 10360 Sun City Blvd.
Free guitar classes are scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. the first three Sundays of each month through the end of the year at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The next sessions are set for Oct. 6, 13 and 20. Arrive at 11:45 a.m. with a playable guitar and a guitar pick. Call 702-533-3611.
Bank of America is offering free museum access through its Museums on Us program the first weekend of every month. Oct. 5-6, anyone with a U.S. Trust, Merrill Lynch or Bank of America debit or credit card can visit the Discovery Children’s Museum, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum or the Springs Preserve for free. Show your card at the ticket window. Visit museums.bankofamerica.com.
The “All About Clay” exhibit by the Nevada Clay Guild is set to be on display through Oct. 20 during regular library hours at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Call 702-507-3630.
The Nevada Camera Club Members Show is scheduled during regular library hours through Nov. 12 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-507- 3710.
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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 Pure Aloha Festival is set to return to the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road, from 4 to 11 p.m. Oct. 3-4, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 5 and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 6. The event will feature crafts, food, live entertainment and amusement rides. General admission is $8. Tickets for senior, military and children 5 or older are $6. Visit tinyurl.com/ku9wmcr.
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. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2000.
Jazz B4 Midnight with RJ and the Assignment is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $22 to $25. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
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. Oct. 5 at Cashman Center. Visit lasvegasbikefest.com.
The Nevada Ballet Theatre plans to present “A Choreographers’ Showcase” in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil at 1 p.m. Oct. 6 and 13 at the Mystere Theatre at Treasure Island, 3300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Call 702-894-7722.
Students at the College of Southern Nevada and members of the Las Vegas theater community are set to join together to direct and perform one-act plays scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5 and 2 p.m. Oct. 6 at the BackStage Theatre, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. General admission is $5. Seating is limited. Experienced actors and directors, as well as those who are new to theater, are encouraged to participate. The festival involves more than 30 people as directors, actors or crew members. Call the CSN ticket office at 702-651-5483 or visit csn.edu/pac.
The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre is set to perform “The Boy Who Left Home to Find Out About the Shivers” at 7 p.m. Oct. 4, 5, 11 and 12 and 2 p.m. Oct. 6, 12 and 13 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.
Midnight Mayhem is scheduled from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 4 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is designed as a safe alternative to illegal street racing and allows drivers to pit their own street vehicles against one another on a drag strip. The entry fee for races is $15, and admission for spectators is $5. Call 800-644-4444 or visit lvms.com.
The second annual Cowboy BBQ Cookoff is scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 4, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 5 and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. The event is to feature entertainment and barbecue vendors. Admission is free. Visit hendersonlive.com.
The fourth annual Grapes & Hops Festival is set from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Wine and beer tastings are planned, along with food samples from Stripburger, El Segundo Sol and Mon Ami Gabi, music by The Busker Kings and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Par for The Cure, a nonprofit that raises funds for breast cancer research. Tickets are $40 in advance or two for $70. Remaining tickets will be sold at the gate for $50. Each admission includes a sampling glass and unlimited wine, beer and food samples. Springs Preserve members receive $5 off each ticket. Visit springspreserve.org.
The fifth annual Oktoberfest is scheduled from 2 to 9 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. The free, family friendly event is set to include German music, dance, food and beer. The celebration is presented by the city of Las Vegas and the German-American Social Club of Nevada. Visit germanamericanclubnv.com, artslasvegas.org, or call 702-229-3515.
An event called Everything and Nothing is scheduled at 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave. Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. The event is scheduled to feature several silent films accompanied by a cellist and guests musicians. Tickets are $20. The event is a fundraiser for the Huntridge Foundation, an organization aimed at preserving the architectural integrity, history and culture of the Huntridge Theater and the surrounding community. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702 732-7225.
A free Jazz Picnic is planned for 5 to 9 .m. Oct. 5 at the park at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Ronnie Rose and his quintet, David Poe’s Dixieland Band and Michito Sanchez and his jazz and clave ensemble are set to perform. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. Call 702-455-7340.
The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society plans to open its 51st season with a concert of “American Music” at 2 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. This performance will feature hymns and folk songs from the Revolutionary War, Civil War and World Wars I and II. Tickets are $10 in advance at the front desk of the center or $12 the day of the concert from 1 to 2 p.m. at the door.
Books, Bubbles and Brews, a pre-Vegas Valley Book Festival event, is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7 at NOW Cafe at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. The event is set to provide readers with an opportunity to meet local and national authors. Visit vegasvalleybookfestival.org or call 702-229-5902.
Locals with valid ID can enjoy $6 off the $20 admission to the “50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic” exhibit by mentioning “Imagine Exhibitions Loves Locals” at the Imagine Exhibitions Gallery box office in The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, during October. Visit imagineexhibitions.com.
The exhibit “Flores para el Día de los Muertos (Flowers for the Day of the Dead)” is set to feature work by local Hispanic-American artists exploring flowers and other objects as part of the annual Day of the Dead celebration. The exhibit is scheduled at Chamber Gallery at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St., through Nov. 7. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
“Sculptural Patterns: Life, Nature, and Reflections from the World We Live In,” featuring work by Bobbie Ann Howell, is scheduled at the Grand Gallery at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St., through Nov. 14. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
Left of Center Art Gallery is set to host “Perceptions in Translation” through Nov. 23 at 2207 W. Gowan Road. The art installations from “three unique artists with similar ethnic backgrounds” will be open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Call gallery director Marylou Evans at 702-647-7378.
The Children’s Book Illustrators Exhibit is scheduled through Nov. 30 in the Mayors Gallery of the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
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, 451 E. Bonanza Road. Music is provided by Boyd Coulter’s Good Times Band. The cost is $4 per person. Call 702-795-8140.
“Canon21,” a photography exhibit by Jose Bellver, is planned to run during regular library hours Oct. 11 through Jan. 21 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. An artist’s reception is slated for 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 11. The exhibition features new work on canvas from the artist’s Geometric Series. This will be the first exhibition in The Studio. Call 702-507-3630.
Darius Rucker is set to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 11 at Red Rock Resort’s Sandbar, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Doors are set to open at 7 p.m., and guests younger than 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $49 plus tax and applicable fees for standing room only and $89 plus tax and applicable fees for reserved seating. Tickets can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and the Fiestas, at sclv.com/concerts or through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
Four congregations plan to host a multicultural festival at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4601 W. Lake Mead Blvd., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12. A yard sale and craft fair are planned. Congregations from First Thai-Lao Presbyterian Church, Taiwanese-American Presbyterian Church of Las Vegas, First Filipino American Presbyterian Church of Southern Nevada and Westminster plan to sell favorite foods associated with their ethnicities. Entertainment will consist of music and dance beginning at 11 a.m. Call 702-648-8437.
Melissa Manchester is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13 at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Call 702-636-7075 or visit suncoastcasino.com.
Martin “Concert King of the Philippines” Nievera is set to perform 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19-20 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Calling 702-636-7075 or visit suncoastcasino.com.
The Summerlin Art Festival is planned for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12-13 at Summerlin Centre Community Park, 1800 S. Town Center Drive. Music, food and entertainment are planned, with more than 100 fine artists and crafts people set to be featured. Sidewalk chalk art will be created by participants of all ages and skill levels. Visit summerlin.com/art-festival/events.
Join Ward 2 Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers for the Trunk or Treat Car Show and Free Halloween Festival set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive. Music will be provided by DJ Brando, along with Halloween activities for the kids. Enjoy craft projects, a costume contest, games, face painting and jump houses. Admission is free. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov/trunkortreat.
The Desert Breeze Aquatics Facility is set to host Pools & Ghouls from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the facility, 8275 Spring Mountain Road. Family activities are planned, including an outdoor haunted maze, games, music, duck pluck and pumpkin plunge, trick-or-treating and a costume contest. The cost for the maze and games are $5 per child ($1 per person for the maze only). Children younger than 2 are admitted free. Call 702-455-7798.
Killer, Cash & King from Memphis to Nashville is slated for 3 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $15 for Sun City Summerlin residents and $18 for nonresidents. Call 702-240-1301 or visit killercashking.com.
The Nevada Ballet Theatre plans to perform “Swan Lake Act II” and “Sleeping Beauty Act III (Aurora’s Wedding)” in “A Tribute to Tchaikovsky” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2 at Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Call 702-749-2000.
Earl Turner plans to perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3 at Suncaost showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95, plus tax and convenience fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702-636-7075 or visiting suncoastcasino.com.
The Musicmakers chorale plans to perform “Sing Your Heart Out” at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $8. Call Bill Miench at 702-645-8534 or Megan Schnizlein at 702-750-8783.
The Nevada Ballet Theatre plans to perform “The Nutcracker” Dec. 14-22 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $42. Call 702-749-2000.
The Nevada School of Dance plans perform “The Nutcracker” Dec. 20-21 at Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School’s Performing Arts Center, 2015 S. Hualapai Way. Call 702-248-1288 or visit nevadaschoolofdance.org.
The Nevada Ballet Theatre plans to present “Coppelia, or The Girl with the Enamel Eyes” May 9-10, 2014, at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale Dec. 14. Call 702-749-2000.
An Open Mic Night is set from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays at Grape Street Cafe, 7501 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Musicians, comedians and magicians are welcome to take the mic and show off their talents. Jason Hutchings, a local musician and songwriter, produces and hosts the events. To go along with it, Grape Street offers a reverse happy hour, with half off appetizers and buy-one-get-one free glasses of wine or beer. Call 702-228-9463.
The Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to present free live entertainment in Addison’s Lounge at 8 p.m. in September, unless otherwise noted. Klique Band is scheduled for Sept. 20-21 and J. White & Friends for Sept. 27-29. Wes Winters is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Mark O’Toole for 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 702-507-5900.
J.C. Wooloughan’s Irish Pub in the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., features live music at 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Celtic Rockers are scheduled for Sept. 20-21 and 3 Digit IQ for Sept. 27-28. Call 702-869-7725.
The Round Bar in the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to present free live entertainment in September. The schedule is: Sept. 20-21, Cool Change at 6:30 p.m. and More & Gendel at 11 p.m.; and Sept.27-29, More & Gendel at 6:30 p.m. and Sahnas Brothers at 10 p.m. Mark B is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Call 702-507-5900.
The Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive, plans to offer free entertainment from 8 p.m. to midnight Fridays unless otherwise noted. Visit suncoastcasino.com.
Line dance lessons are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit sclv.com.
Nashville Unplugged, featuring hosts and singer/songwriters Brian McComas and Aaron Benward along with special guests, is set for Fridays at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the cover is $5. Guests must be 21 years or older. Call 702-797-7777.
Live complimentary music is scheduled at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd. View Wine Bar & Kitchen at The Market LV hosts live music from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays and 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. La Casa Cigars & Lounge is scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Pizza Lounge is from 7 to 10 p.m. Mondays, and BRIO Tuscan Grille is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays on the patio. Visit tivolivillagelv.com.
Bluesman Bobby Jonz is set to headline a Celebrity Guests Dinner Show from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at The Mad Greek Cafe, 8565 W. Sahara Ave. The show is free to diners. Call 702-242-7669 for reservations.
The Las Vegas Farmers Market is open from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Gardens Park, 10401 Garden Park Drive, and Wednesdays at Bruce Trent Park, 8851 Vegas Drive. Find produce from regional farmers, baked goods and artisan crafts. Visit lasvegasfarmersmarket.com or call 702-562-2676.
The fresh52 Farmers Market at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd., is set to operate from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Visit fresh52.com.
T-Bones Chophouse at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., hosts live music several times a week. Dave Ritz is slated from 7 to 11 p.m. Sept. 14 and 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 18 and 25. Nieve Malandra is scheduled from 7 to 11 p.m. Sept. 19 and 26. Rick Duarte is scheduled from 7 to 11 p.m. Sept. 21 and 28. Guests must be 21 or older. Call 702-797-7777 or visit redrock.sclv.com.
The Onyx Bar at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., hosts live music. Jeremy James is set to perform from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 18 and 25. Rick Durate is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 19 and 26. Daniel Park is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturdays. Guests must be 21 or older. Call 702-797-7777 or visit redrock.sclv.com.
Zowie Bowie featuring Chris Phillips is scheduled to perform at 10 p.m. Fridays in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Doors open at 10 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit redrock.sclv.com.
The Peelers are scheduled to perform Saturdays for guests 21 or older in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Doors open at 10 p.m. Visit redrock.sclv.com.