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Briefs: Art, theater and family fun, Oct. 4-10

Theater

‘COMEDY OF ERRORS’

HITS HENDERSON PARKS

The Bard’s back — and, starting this weekend, Henderson’s annual Shakespeare in the Park presents “The Comedy of Errors” at three different Henderson parks on three consecutive Saturdays.

Saturday’s 7 p.m. performance (preceded by a 6 p.m. greenshow) will be at River Mountain Park, 1941 Appaloosa Drive, Henderson; on Oct. 12, the 6 p.m. greenshow and 7 p.m. performance move to Discovery Park, 2011 Paseo Verde Parkway, Henderson. “Comedy of Errors” concludes its run at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at Lake Las Vegas, 15 Costa Di Lago, Henderson; Coronado High School will present the 6 p.m. greenshow.

For more information on Shakespeare in the Park, call 702-267-2171 or go online to www.hendersonlive.com.

Art festival

ART IN THE PARK RETURNS

TO BOULDER CITY

If it’s October, it’s time for Boulder City’s Art in the Park.

This weekend, the 51st annual show (which benefits Boulder City Hospital) will gather more than 300 artists and artisans — and about 100,000 visitors checking out the creations.

This year’s featured artist: Israeli-born, Southern California-based surrealist painter Ora Tamir, who knew she had “crossed into the world of surrealism for good” after seeing the work of Salvador Dali at New York’s Metropolitan Museum — and dreamed an image she sketched the next day.

Art in the Park will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in downtown Boulder City, centered at Wilbur, Bicentennial and Escalante parks and including Colorado and Arizona streets. Free street parking is available where (and if) you can find it, but there’s also paid parking at the old Boulder City Airport at Adams Boulevard and Aspen Street; a free shuttle will transport visitors to the festival. For more information, visit www.artinthepark.org.

Family fun

ORLEANS ARENA HOSTS

‘DISNEY JUNIOR LIVE’

A “Pirate &Princess Adventure” sails into the Orleans Arena this weekend as characters from “Sofia the First” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” — along with Mickey and Minnie Mouse — headline “Disney Junior Live on Tour.”

The voyage takes Sofia, Jake — and audiences — to magical realms from Enchancia to Never Land, with visits from such characters as Cinderella, Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tinker Bell.

Showtimes are 6 p.m. Friday and 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave.; for tickets ($21.50-$71.50), call 702-284-7777 or go online to www.orleansarena.com.

Theater

RAINBOW COMPANY

SERVES UP ‘SHIVERS’

Things are looking Grimm at Charleston Heights Arts Center, thanks to the Rainbow Company Youth Theatre’s “The Boy Who Left Home to Find Out About the Shivers,” based on a Brothers Grimm folktale, which opens a seven-performance run this weekend.

“The Boy Who Left Home to Find Out About the Shivers” will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.; additional performances are 7 p.m. Oct. 11-12 and 2 p.m. Oct. 13. For tickets ($5), call 702-229-6553 or 702-229-6383 or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

Music

HENDERSON SYMPHONY

PERFORMS WAGNER

It’s all Wagner, all the time — at least at Friday’s Henderson Symphony Orchestra concert, which features two guest artists: mezzo soprano Stefanie Weiss and soprano Luana DeVol.

Taras Krysa will conduct a program that includes the overture to “Die Meistersinger” and selections from “Gotterdammerung.”

The free concert will begin at 8 p.m. Friday at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. (Donations will be accepted.) For more information, visit www.hsorch.org.

Family fun

MUSIC, DANCE KEY

AT FREE OKTOBERFEST

Downtown’s Centennial Plaza goes Bavarian Saturday at the fifth annual Oktoberfest free celebration.

The Oktoberfest celebration will run from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Plaza, on the campus of the Historic Fifth Street School at 401 S. Fourth St. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or www.germanamericanclubnv.com or call 702-229-3515 or 702-649-8503.

Music and film

‘EVERYTHING &NOTHING’

MIXES SILENTS, SOUNDS

Silent film shorts and live cello accompaniment from Elizabeth Marshall blend in “Everything &Nothing,” a sight-and-sound combination that unreels Saturday at the Onyx Theatre.

The nine silent films range from George Melies’ fanciful “A Trip to the Moon” to Charlie Chaplin’s comedic “Cruel, Cruel Love.” Marshall will accompany the movies with a mixture of modern and classical music: Imagine Dragons, Pink Floyd and Benjamin Britten are on the bill, along with Bach and Sinatra.

“Everything &Nothing” begins at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave. For tickets ($20), to benefit the Huntridge Foundation, call 702-732-7225 or go online to www.onyxtheatre.com.

Music

WINCHESTER CENTER

HOSTS JAZZ, CHORUS

The sounds of music come alive this weekend at Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive.

Saturday’s free jazz picnic, features singer Ronnie Rose and his quintet, David Poe’s Dixieland band and Michito Sanchez with his Jazz and Clave Ensemble, performing from 5 to 9 p.m. on the mobile stage on the center’s back lawn.

And at 2 p.m. Sunday, the Musical Arts Singers, directed by Douglas Peterson, will perform a variety of American music: hymns, folk songs, spirituals and Broadway favorites. For tickets ($10 in advance, $12 on concert day), call 702-455-7340.

Music

ARTISTS RETURN

TO CABARET JAZZ

Play it again. That’s the theme for two shows next week revisiting Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave.

On Monday, pianist Philip Fortenberry gets his turn in the spotlight when he brings his “Man at the Piano” show back for a third go-round. And the impromptu Jim Caruso’s Cast Party — featuring Billy Stritch at the piano — returns Wednesday.

Fortenberry performs at 7 p.m. Monday (tickets are $25-$35), while the Cast Party gets underway at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday; tickets are $20-$30. For tickets and more details, call 702-749-2000 or visit www.thesmithcenter.com.

Theater

CSN TAKES ‘BELT’

ON THE ROAD

The College of Southern Nevada’s theater department hits the road this month, presenting nine performances of playwright Dennis Bush’s one-act “Below the Belt” — three at each main CSN campus.

“Below the Belt” opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Room C-133 at CSN’s Henderson campus, 700 College Drive. Additional performances will be 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11-12 and 2 p.m. Oct. 13 in the BackStage Theatre on the Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., North Las Vegas, and at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18-19 and 2 p.m. Oct. 20 in Room D-101 of the West Charleston campus, 6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas.

All performances are free, but tickets are required; for reservations and information, call 702-651-5483 or visit www.csn.edu/pac.

— By CAROL CLING

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