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Things to Do in Sunrise/Whitney, Oct. 8-14


Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, is scheduled to host its first Health & Wellness Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 11. The free event is set to feature more than 30 local health and wellness companies and offer complimentary health screenings. Visit

The Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival is planned for 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 11 and 12 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road. Admission is $10 per day for adults and $5 per day for seniors 60 or older and children 5-12. Children 4 or younger will be admitted free. Visit

The Whitney Movie and Discussion Club is scheduled to show the movie “Smoke Signal” at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave., from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 13. A discussion of the movie is planned afterward. Call 702-507-4010.

The Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave., plans to host the exhibit “Wanderings of Western Desert and Mountains” during regular library hours through Nov. 19. Call 702-507-6222.


A panel discussion titled Cleaning Up Las Vegas is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the The National Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement, the Mob Museum, 300 E. Stewart Ave. Doors are set to open at 6 p.m., and a reception with food and a cash bar are planned. The event is part of the Courtroom Conversations Series. Tickets are $25, and museum members receive a 10 percent discount. Visit or call 702-229-2734.

“Jim Caruso’s Cast Party with Billy Stritch” is scheduled at 9:30 p.m. Oct 9 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. The open mic show features professional performers and amateurs. Tickets are $20 to $30. Visit or call 702-749-2012.

World Blues featuring the Taj Mahal trio, Vusi Mahlasela and Fredericks Brown is scheduled at 8 p.m. Oct 10 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $26 to $99. Visit or call 702-749-2012.

The second annual BarQuee Poolside Mixer is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 10 at Marquee Nightclub and Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, to benefit The Animal Foundation. Guests and their dogs (leashed, 25 pounds or less and up to date on all shots) are invited to enjoy a poolside specialty cocktail open bar from 6 to 7 p.m., cabanas full of pet brands, paw treatments by Paw Spa and a best-dressed dog contest. Admission is $5. To RSVP, email

The Women’s Club of Summerlin plans to host its annual charity fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 10 at the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. The club has raised funds for groups including Baby’s Bounty, Child Focus, The Rape Crisis Center and the Shade Tree. This year’s event will benefit the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation’s Camp Cartwheel. Tickets are $75 or $700 for a table of 10. Expect hors d’oeuvres, dancing, entertainment, a silent auction and a raffle. Call 702-804-5188 or visit

A free organ recital featuring Isabelle Demer is scheduled from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Dr. Arturo Rando-Grillot Recital Hall in the Beam Music Center on the campus of UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The event will also include the rededication of the newly repaired Maurine Jackson Smith Memorial Pipe Organ. Visit or call 702-895-3011.

¡Viva el Mariachi!, a concert in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The event is set to feature mariachi music performed by young musicians from the Clark County School District’s award-winning mariachi music program and dance performances by students from Knudson Middle School and Rancho High School. Visit or call 702-507-3400.

The American Place Theatre’s Literature to Life Stage Presentation of “The Glass Castle” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. The work is a memoir of survival and resiliency told through the eyes of a young girl, written by Jeannette Walls and performed by Sarah Franek. The presentation is a pre- Vegas Valley Book Festival event. Visit,, or call 702-229-1012.

The 14th annual Foundation for Positively Kids Lucky Duck Family Festival is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 12 at Town Square Park in Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event is set to feature entertainment, games, a children’s zone, food and beverages. Visitors can adopt one of 10,000 toy ducks from the Town Square pond for a chance to win prizes, including a vacation in San Diego. Visit or contact Sylvia Wolf at 702-262-0037, ext. 8.

The Our Lady of Las Vegas annual harvest festival is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 12 at Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic Church, 3050 Alta Drive. The event is set to include live entertainment, jump houses, a silent auction, a cake walk and crafts, desserts and ethnic cuisine for sale. Admission is free. Visit or call 702- 802-2323.

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

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.

GlowRun, a 5K, illuminated, costume fun run, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Bridger Avenue and end in the Fremont East Entertainment District. Entertainment is set to begin at 6 p.m. The event is free for children 10 or younger. Others must register for $50, which includes admission to the Afterglow Party at 7 p.m. Visit

A performance Giuseppe Verdi’s opera of “Aida,” featuring a live orchestra, is scheduled from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall on the campus of UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. A pre-opera lecture is scheduled at 1 p.m. and is presented by the principal conductor of the Nevada Opera Theatre, Frank Fetta. Visit, or call 702-895-3011.

The Nevada Ballet Theatre plans to present “A Choreographers’ Showcase” in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil at 1 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Mystere Theatre at Treasure Island, 3300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Call 702-894-7722.

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

Tickets are available for October performances at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. “Sister Act” is scheduled Oct. 15-20. Visit or call 702-749-2000.

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. 11-12 and 2 p.m. Oct. 12-13 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Visit or call 702-229-6383.

Shakespeare in the Park is scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at Discovery Park, 2011 Paseo Verde Parkway. The Las Vegas Shakespeare Company is scheduled to present “The Comedy of Errors.” The event is free. Visit

The exhibit “Flores para el Día de los Muertos (Flowers for the Day of the Dead)” is set to feature work by local Hispanic 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 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 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 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.

The Country Fresh farmers market is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Admission is free.


The final Midnight Mayhem of the year is scheduled from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 18 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

The Wonderground variety shows are scheduled at 8, 9 and 10 p.m. Oct. 17 at The Olive, 3850 E. Sunset Road. The show features artists, magicians, dancers, musicians and more. Tickets are $10 at the door. Visit

Teens are invited to participate in a Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament at the Sunrise Library, 5400 E. Harris Ave., from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Players must bring their own deck of cards. No buying, selling, or playing for cards is allowed. A winner will be awarded a prize at the end of the tournament.

Christ Church Episcopal, 2000 S. Maryland Parkway, plans to host its annual Lobster Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19. Admission is free, and entertainment is planned, along with silent and live auctions, raffles, arts and crafts and a bake sale. Lobsters are available for pre-purchase or purchase at the fair. Visit

The Kumukahi Ukulele and Hula Festival is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Tickets range from $22 to $55. Visit

The Sunrise Library, 5400 E. Harris Ave., plans to host a Guitar Basics for Beginners class from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 19 and Nov. 16. Players will learn tuning, simple chords and a song. No registration is required, and the class is free, but players must bring their own guitar. Call 702-507-3907.

The Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave, invites teens to participate in the Teen Zombie Survival event scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Participants will be divided into teams to compete in challenges, including a zombie makeup challenge and a dance-off to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Prizes will be awarded.

Jazz and blues musician Brian Culbertson is set to play Oct. 26 at the Railhead at Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25-$45. Those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Visit

The ninth annual Las Vegas Intertribal Veterans Pow Wow is scheduled for noon Oct. 26-27 at Sunset Park’s Area 1, 2601 E. Sunset Road, to honor veterans, both native and nonnative, through traditional tribal music, dancing and singing. Admission is $5 per person, $3 for seniors, $10 per family and free for military personal and police officers. Visit

The 5K and 1-mile Zombie Run fundraiser is scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 27 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road. The trail run requires each runner to wear a flag football-style belt. Runners who make it through the course with any of their flags left will finish “alive.” If the zombies succeed in taking all of a runner’s flags, he will finish “undead.” Volunteers 16 or older are invited to help during the event or to sign up as a zombie. Zombies must provide their own costumes. Runners can sign up by Oct. 18 for $60. The race will benefit the nonprofit Generation Vegas, which works to promote and improve education in the Las Vegas Valley. Visit

A Halloween puppet show is planned for children at the Sunrise Library, 5400 E. Harris Ave., from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31. The show invites children to wear costumes and enjoy puppet tales featuring pumpkins, ghosts and other Halloween characters.

Halloween Hauntings is scheduled at Parkdale Community Center, 3200 Ferndale St., from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31. The Halloween event is set to feature candy, snacks and a costume contest with prizes. Call 702-455-7517 or visit

The festival “Life in Death: Day of the Dead” is scheduled at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive, from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1-2. It is set to feature displays, an art exhibit, performances, crafts and food vendors and will focus on celebrating the Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos by featuring altars in memory of deceased relatives and friends. Call 702-455-7340 or visit

Clark County Parks and Recreation plans to host the first Sunset Parked Food Truck event from noon to 10 p.m. Nov. 16 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road. More than 30 food trucks are planned, along with classic cars, live music and children’s activities. Admission is free for all ages. Visit


The “Las Vegas Rocks Variety Show” featuring Tony Sacca is scheduled to play Fridays beginning Sept. 13 at the Railhead at Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway. Doors open at 1 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit

Classic rock tribute band Yellow Brick Road is set to play Fridays at the Railhead at Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway. Doors open at 9 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit

Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, plans to host Monday Night Football viewing parties inside Sam’s Town Live! Doors open one hour before kickoff. The events are free to B Connected members and will offer one free draft beer and prizes. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit