East Valley View things to do for Oct. 16-22, 2014

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  • “An Oral History with the Goodmans,” featuring Claytee White, director of the UNLV’s Oral History Research Center, interviewing Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and former Mayor Oscar Goodman about their lives together in Las Vegas, is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Goldfield Room in the Lied Library at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
  • Performances of the Cockroach Theatre Company’s production of Jean-Paul Sartre’s “No Exit” are scheduled at 8 p.m. Oct. 16-19, 23-26 and 2 p.m. Oct. 19 and 26 at Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St. Tickets are $16 to $20. Visit cockroachtheatre.com or call 702-818-3422.
  • Nevada Conservatory Theatre at UNLV plans to present the play “Nevada” at 8 p.m. Oct. 16-18, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Judy Bayley Theatre at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Donald Brenner is set to direct the production, featuring actors Jesse Bourque, Sam Cordes, Jasmine Mathews, Bernhard Verhoeven, Madison Kisst, Darek Riley, Jack Lafferty, Stefanie Resnick and Richard Rice. Tickets are $20-$30. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
  • The Paws and Pints Fundraiser is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at Banger Brewing, 450 Fremont St., No. 135. The event is set to include live music, vendors, a pet Halloween costume contest and dogs on site available for adoption and fostering. A portion of each beer purchase will be donated to Adopt a Rescue Pet. Visit bangerbrewing.com or call 702-456-2739.
  • An opening reception for “Anne Frank: A Historical Remembrance Art Exhibition,” featuring the art of lithographer Michael Knigin, paired with “Chai Lights,” a collection of 100 works by 31 Las Vegas artists focusing on Jewish themes, is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art inside Neonopolis, 450 Fremont St. Holocaust survivor Stan Rubens is scheduled to speak at 2:30 p.m. Reception tickets are $10. To attend, RSVP by Oct. 16 to snmoffa@gmail.com or call 702-382-2926. The exhibit is slated to remain on display Oct. 22 through Nov. 26. Admission to the exhibit is $5. Visit snmfa.com.
  • Performances of Matt and Mattingly’s Bucket Show are scheduled at 10 p.m. Wednesdays at The Scullery Theater, 150 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The two-man improv show with musical accompaniment is free, but audience members are encouraged to pay what they want into a bucket at the end of the performance. Visit mattandmattingly.com.
  • The fifth annual Project Playhouse Pet Edition is scheduled through Oct. 17 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Participants plan to design, construct and decorate pet houses and playhouses. The houses are scheduled to be raffled off during a VIP party Oct. 17. Raffle tickets can be purchased through Oct. 17 at The Green at Town Square for $5 or five tickets for $20. Proceeds benefit HomeAid Southern Nevada. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.
  • “The Evolution of Area 51,” a presentation including a declassified photo, video and insider’s oral account of the genesis of the facility within Area 51 by Thornton D. Barnes, former executive director of the Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame, is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Barrick Museum Auditorium at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
  • The Center’s 20th Annual Honorarium is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Drai’s at The Cromwell, 3595 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event includes a silent auction, food, live entertainment and the presentation of the Center honors. Tickets start at $250. Visit thecenterlv.org or call 702-802-5411.

  • A reception for the exhibit “The Sands: A Place in the Sun” is scheduled at 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Nevada State Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Four noted local historians — Larry Gragg, Eugene Moehring, Michael Green and Su Kim Chung — are set to speak on the importance of the Copa Room and the Sands in Las Vegas history. They also plan to sign copies of their books, which are set to be available for purchase. Plans for the exhibit reception include free food and a performance by the Thurston Howlies. The event is free, but reservations are required by calling 702-822-8735.

  • The 44th Lobster Fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at Christ Church Episcopal, 2000 S. Maryland Parkway. The event includes a silent auction, entertainment, a bake sale and the sale of live and steamed lobsters. Visit lobsterfair.com or call 702-987-1355 to preorder lobsters.
  • To celebrate its 15th anniversary, “Marriage Can Be Murder” is offering locals $30 tickets on the 15th of each month through July 2015. To secure the tickets, use the code 15years. The interactive dinner show is scheduled nightly at 6:15 at the D Las Vegas, 301 Fremont St. Visit thed.com or call 702-388-2111.
  • The Inspire Theatre is set to host a screening in the essential Las Vegas movies series at 9 p.m. Oct. 22. The event is slated to begin with cocktails at 8 p.m. and continue with a prescreening Q&A at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free with the purchase of a $7 cocktail. Visit inspirelasvegas.com.
  • As part of the Downtown Cultural Series, cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell is scheduled to share stories and poems from his new album “Sweat Equity” from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Mitchell is Nevada’s honorary sesquicentennial poet. Visit artslasvegas.org, or call 702-229-3515.
  • The Danny Gans Memorial Champions Run for Life hosted by Donny Osmond is scheduled from 6:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 18 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event is set to include a 5K run and a 1-mile walk and entertainment and benefits the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. Visit nvccf.org or call 702-735-8434.

  • The Lillian Fashion Show for seniors 50 or older is scheduled at 11 a.m. Oct. 22 at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3980.

  • The Vegas Chive American Heroes Halloween Event is scheduled at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at Hennessey’s, 425 Fremont St. The Halloween American heroes-themed event is set to include drink specials, raffles and a performance by Empire Records. Proceeds from the raffle and canned goods will be donated to the Veterans Village. Visit tinyurl.com/chivehero.

  • “Fantasy for Strings,” the 20th season premiere in the Nevada Chamber Symphony’s Classic Touch Concert Series, is slated for 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The program is set to include Sibelius’ “Andante Festivo,” Puccini’s “Crisantemi,” Copland’s “Hoe-Down,” Grieg’s “The Last Spring,” Tchaikovsky’s “Song Without Words” and Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance No. 5.” Admission is free, but reservations are suggested. Visit nevadachambersymphony.org or call 702-433-9280.
  • The HeART of Giving Gala, celebrating 16 years of service to families in need through Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas, is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, 888 W Bonneville Ave. The event is set to include cocktails, live music, silent and live auctions and dinner, presented by Cut and Taste. The gala honors Lotus Broadcasting. Tickets start at $400. Visit rmhlv.org or contact call Missy Check at 702-252-4663, ext. 6, or missy@rmhlv.org.

  • The Poet’s Corner, hosted by Keith Brantley, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The monthly event is for established poets and open-mic participants 17 or older. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.

  • The fourth annual NF Hope Concert is set for 1 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Sands Showroom at The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $45 and are available at venetian.com, at tinyurl.com/nfhopelv or by calling 702-414-9000. “Jersey Boys” perfomer Jeff Leibow and his wife, Melody, founded the concert effort after discovering that their daughter Emma was diagnosed with the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis when she was 9 months old.

  • The Freedom Festival is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 18 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. This event, featuring live music, speakers, poetry and informational literature provided by community health and wellness organizations, is planned to promote freedom from addictions. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.

  • The 23rd annual Disability Awareness Day is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave. Participants can meet and network with representatives from more than 60 organizations serving the disabled community and have a free lunch and free wheelchair safety checks provided by AAMCO Medical. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-889-4216.

  • The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the South Valley Rose Society plan an educational meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. View gardening columnist Bob Morris, faculty emeritus with the Extension, is set to discuss “Which is Better: Compost or soluble commercial fertilizers?” Visit unce.unr.edu or contact lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu.or at 702-257-5555.

  • The Craft Acting Studio plans classes at Cockroach Theatre, 1025 S. First St., including “The Process – Character & Scene Development,” “On-Camera Audition” and children’s classes. Prices begin at $175. Visit craft-acting.com.

  • Free, guided walking tours of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 18 and 22. The tours are offered each Wednesday and Saturday. To register for a tour, visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

WORTH A DRIVE

  • The Moapa Valley Cornmaze, on Lewis Ranch Road in Moapa, is scheduled to welcome visitors from noon to 7 p.m. for daytime activities and 8 to 11 p.m. for the Haunted Corn Maze daily through Oct. 31. In addition to the maze, farm attractions include a pumpkin patch, corn cannons, horseback riding, water activity balls, a petting zoo and pony rides. Visit mvcornmaze.com.
  • HallOVeen is set from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 17-19, 24-26 and 30-31 at Opportunity Village, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd. General admission is $11 for visitors 13 or older and $9 for those ages 3 to 12. Passports allowing unlimited access to rides and attractions cost $20 for those 13 or older and $18 for those ages 3 to 12. Visit opportunityvillage.org or call 702-880-4089.
  • The Springs Preserve’s annual Haunted Harvest, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., is planned from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 7-19 and 24-26 with a haunted hay maze, trick or treat stations, carnival games, a petting zoo and entertainment. Tickets are $6, and children 4 or younger are admitted free. Members receive half off admission. Visit springspreserve.org.
  • Radiant City Church, 7850 Dean Martin Drive, Suite 503, plans a special preview event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18. The event is set to include a church service, entertainment and a taco dinner. Visit radiantlv.com.
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