Jazz saxophonist Eric Darius headlines the Las Vegas Amplified Jazz Experience on Saturday at UNLV. The evening of smooth jazz, soul and funk also features contemporary jazz keyboardist Greg Manning and saxophonist Jeff Ryan at 7:30 p.m. in the Judy Bayley Theatre. Tickets are $43.50 to $55 at unlv.edu/pac.
The Las Vegas Jazz Society presents its 42nd annual free community event from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. This year’s lineup includes Charles McNeal, Michael Nugent, the Patrick Hogan Quartet and Tom Hall’s “Simply Bop Septet.” Picnic lunches and lawn chairs are allowed, with food and non-alcoholic drinks available for purchase. For details, visit clarkcountynv.gov/parks.
Las Vegas Book Festival
Celebrate written, spoken and illustrated works with national and local authors, workshops, music, panel discussions and other activities from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Admission is free. For more information, visit lasvegasbookfestival.com.
‘One Amazing Night’
For its 20th anniversary, Opera Las Vegas presents an evening of its greatest hits at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz. The retrospective will feature selections from operas, concerts and productions, including “Madama Butterfly,” “Carmen” and “Rigoletto.” Tickets are $30 to $50 at thesmithcenter.com.
‘In Orchestra 4’
The UNLV Dance Department opens its season with a reimagining of Ravel’s 1912 ballet “Daphnis and Chloe.” The concert and collaboration with the UNLV Orchestra also features Ravel’s “Bolero” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Artemus Ham Hall. Tickets are $10 to $18 at unlv.edu/pac.