THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. Greek Food Fest:The 43rd annual Las Vegas Greek Food Festival, an event packed with traditional greek foods, music, dance and a carnival, is scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 1; 3 to 11 p.m. Oct. 2; noon to 11 p.m. Oct. 3; noon to 10 p.m. Oct. 4 at the St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 5300 El Camino Road. Admission is $6 for adults and free for children 12 or younger. Active military personnel and their immediate family also will be admitted free. Off-site parking with free shuttles is planned. Visit lasvegasgreekfestival.com.
2. The third annual Improv Goblet Festival:The event featuring workshops and performances is scheduled for Oct. 2 and 3 at the Baobab Stage Theatre at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Performances are set from 8 p.m. to midnight both nights. Tickets are $10. Workshops are to be hosted by visiting improv troupes and cost $20 each. The Louisville Improvisors are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Bearded Men from 1 to 3 p.m., Jet Eveleth from 3 to 5 p.m. and Bear Supply from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit tinyurl.com/improvg, baobabstage.com or call 702-202-8010.
3. Blue Party: Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s second annual Blue Party is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 2 in the courtyard of the World Market Center, 475 S. Grand Central Parkway. The event will feature original runway fashions created by local designers using clothes purchased at local Goodwill stores, live performances by David Perrico’s Pop Strings Orchestra with special guest Frankie Scinta, and TAO Group resident DJ Wendi Cakes. Live painting with artists from Jana’s RedRoom, silent and live auctions, vendor booths, and drinks provided by Wirtz Beverage Nevada also are planned. Doors are set to open at 5 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older. Standing/general admission tickets start at $35, and include one free drink ticket. For advance tickets, visit goodwillblueparty.vegas. General admission will be $40 at the door. Guests are encouraged to wear blue. All proceeds raised benefit Goodwill of Southern Nevada.
4. Oktoberfest celebration:The sixth annual Oktoberfest celebration is set from 3 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3 at Centennial Plaza, 401 S. Fourth St., on the campus of the Historic Fifth Street School at Fourth and Clark streets. The outdoor event is free and open to the public. Traditional German food, beers, music and dance, and refreshments for sale are planned. Entertainment by the Oompoporama band, an all-female oompop party band, and the Las Vegas Bavarian Dancers is planned. A children’s activity area is set to feature caricature artists, face painting, balloon artists, games and activities. Limited free parking is available at the school, and metered parking is available across the street. The event is presented by the city of Las Vegas in partnership with the German-American Social Club of Nevada. Visit artslasvegas.org, germanamericanclubnv.com or call 702-229-3515 or 702-649-8503.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Blue Man Group discount: Locals can get up to 50 percent off Blue Man Group show tickets with a valid Nevada ID for the 7 or 9:30 p.m. performances at the Monte Carlo, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Locals’ discount tickets are subject to availability and can be purchased at the Blue Man Group Theater box office.
Las Vegas Stories: Danielle Kelly, former executive director of the Neon Museum, plans to present the free talk “Betty Willis and Her ‘Fabulous’ Signs” at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Jewel Box Theater at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The presentation is part of the library’s monthly Las Vegas Stories series examining the history of Las Vegas. Willis designed the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, as well as signs for Moulin Rouge and the Blue Angel Motel. The multimedia lecture will delve into her life and work as a visual artist and graphic designer. Call 702-507-3459 or visit lvccld.org.
Master Plan Outreach Meeting: The public outreach meeting on the new, updated Downtown Master Plan is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Participants are set to have an opportunity to respond to a new proposed vision for downtown Las Vegas, learn the results of an extensive economic market study and weigh in on new proposed alternative plans for downtown. Visit visionlv.com. Residents of the Las Vegas Valley are invited to select one of three proposed vision statements developed for the new downtown Las Vegas master plan at visionlv.com/#vision-survey. Public preference regarding these statements will be used to further inform and shape the plan prior to finalization next spring.
Men’s Fashion Show: The show for men 50 or older is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Derfelt Senior Center, 3343 W. Washington Ave. in Lorenzi Park. Light refreshments are planned. The cost is $3. Advance registration is required. Call 702-229-6601.
Burlesque Workshop: The workshop for women 50 or older is planned from 1 to 2 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Derfelt Senior Center, 3343 W. Washington Ave. in Lorenzi Park. Learn the basics of burlesque dance. The cost is $3. Call 702-229-6601 to register.
The Music of Manilow with Mark O’Toole: O’Toole is set to perform the hits of Manilow with the artist’s blessing at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 in Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $39. Call 702-749-2000 or visit thesmithcenter.com.
Spanish-language play: Theater company Luna Teatro plans to present the comedy “La Madrastra del la Cenicienta,” a modern version of “Cinderella,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 and 3 and 2 p.m. Oct. 4 in the theater at the Winchester Cultural Cetner, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance at tinyurl.com/owo9zsf or at the front desk and $12 the day of the show. Call 702-455-7340.
Oktoberfest Keg Tapping: A keg tapping featuring Terry Fator is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct 2 at Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas, 4510 Paradise Road. Rick Harrison of “Pawn Stars” is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct 3. Visit hofbrauhauslasvegas.com or call 702-853-2337.
Slaughter, Vixen and Steelheart: The concert is scheduled from 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 200 S. 3rd St. Tickets start at $25. Visit dlvec.showare.com or call 702-388-2100.
Rockin’ On The Strip: The fourth annual Las Vegas Business Academy fundraiser is planned from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ Bamboo Pool, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Las Vegas’ top chefs, hospitality executives and community leaders are set to gather to raise scholarship funds for students pursuing graduate degrees at UNLV, with gourmet dishes to be prepared by 15 local restaurants. Live entertainment also is planned. Tickets are limited. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 702-998-2138.
Free museum entrance: Bank of America invites cardholders to explore a selection of Southern Nevada museums free on Oct. 3 and 4. Cardholders with Bank of America, U.S. Trust, or Merrill Lynch can visit the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place; the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North; or the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., free with presentation of the card. Visit museums.bankofamerica.com.
After-School All-Stars UN-Gala: The day of activities and rides at an event reminiscent of the Greater Las Vegas Inner-City Games is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m Oct. 3 at the Sport Center, 121 E. Sunset Road. More than 700 Clark County After-School All-Stars students are set to play sports and participate. Guests with a minimum $150 sponsorship are invited to attend the casual VIP All-Star Pre-Show breakfast honoring ASAS founder Elaine Wynn and other honorees, including John Pucci, Kathy Harney, Jim Jimmerson and Susie Lee, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Visit tinyurl.com/asas20.
Jimmy Wilkins “New Life Orchestra”: The event is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 3 at Ron DeCar’s Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd South. Tickets are $15 to $22. Visit rondecarseventcenter.com or call 702-384-0771.
The Elite & Just Clean Volkswagen Car Show: All makes and models of Volkswagens are set to be on display on the streets of Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 3. The event is free.
Ann Hampton Callaway: Hampton Callaway is set to bring her new record, “From Sassy to Divine: The Sarah Vaughan Project,” Live at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, to Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., at 3 and 7 p.m. Oct. 3. Tickets start at $39. Call 702-749-2000 or visit thesmithcenter.com.
“Vintage Vegas Live!”: The performance featuring Art Vargas and Laura Shaffer is scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at Ron DeCar’s Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd South. Tickets are $20 to $35. Visit rondecarseventcenter.com or call 702-384-0771.
Pawn Stars Poker Run: The event benefiting the Epilepsy Foundation of Nevada and led by Rick Harrison of “Pawn Stars” is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 4 from the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, 713 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Early registration is $30 per rider and $20 per passenger. Visit epilepsy.com/nevada.
Dance Performance: Dream K Dance Company, a new Las Vegas Contemporary dance company, plans its first performance for 1 p.m. Oct. 4 at Ron DeCar’s Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $16.50. Call 702-578-9961.
“Music Maestro!”: The premiere of the Nevada Chamber Symphony’s 31st season is scheduled at 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Reservations are suggested due to limited seating. Call 702-507-3459 to reserve a seat. Visit lvccld.org.
The Gracias Choir: The free performance by the award-winning choir is scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Visit iyfusa.org or call 702-956-4073.
Movies at the library: Free screenings are planned at 1 p.m. Tuesdays in the Main Theater at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, as part of the Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Hollywood Fantasies series. The next film scheduled is “Turn Back The Clock,” Oct. 6. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3459.
Counterfeit Prescriptions: The event, part of the Savvy Senior Scam Prevention Series, is scheduled at 11 a.m. Oct. 7 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
Banff Mountain Film Festival’s Radical Reels: The event is scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The screening is free, but a wristband is required to attend. Limited to one per person, they will be distributed starting at 6 p.m. in the Clark County Library theater courtyard. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
“Really Bad Rice”: The exhibition featuring the work of artist Greg Allred is scheduled through Oct. 8 during regular business hours at the Las Vegas City Hall Chamber Gallery, 495 S. Main St. Sculptures incorporate common objects, made of steel, in unlikely relationships. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
P3Studio artist-in-residence: Shantell Martin presents her “Record & Play” exhibit through Oct. 11 in the PS3Studio at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Guests can share their story and listen to the stories of others. Hours are from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/experience/art.aspx.
“The Book of Mormon”: The musical is set to return to Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., through Oct. 18, with performances set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets start at $36. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2000.
Call for art: Sin City Gallery’s annual “12 Inches of Sin” show, featuring works 12 inches square or smaller, is accepting submissions through Oct. 31 for the 2016 juried show. Visit 12ofsin.com.
“It Happened Like This”: The free annual exhibition of mostly local artists, including Richard Hooker, Kim Johnson and C.A. Traen, reinterpreting the literary influences of narrative and mystery is open during receptions and by appointment through Nov. 25 in the Mayor’s Gallery at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Call 702-229-1012 for an appointment and more information.
Dinosaurs & Roses charity drive:The thrift store at 4310 E. Tropicana Ave. plans to host a weekly event featuring a different charity each week. Shop in the nonprofit’s store that week, and 20 percent of the sales will go to the charity. Visit dinosaursandroses.org and print a coupon or mention the charity of the week when you come in to shop. The Oct. 3 charity is Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNLV.
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Pure Aloha Fall Festival: Concerts, hula dancing, carnival and midway rides, and food vendors are slated for the 10th annual festival set from 5 p.m. to midnight Oct. 1 and 2, noon to midnight Oct. 3 and noon to 10 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Pavilion parking lot at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. Festival admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children 5 to 10, seniors 55 or older and military members. Admission is free Oct. 1 with donations for Three Square food bank. Friday and Saturday concert admission is $29 in advance or $36 day of the show. Visit vizzun.com.
“Egypt — Photographs of Everyday Life”: The Armand Thomas exhibit is set to be on display Oct. 1 through Feb. 9 in the gallery of the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.
“The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”: Michael Forsch, Matthew Snyder and Steven Sokulski are set to play all of the parts in 37 dramas in less than two hours during the SRO Productions comedy performances set for 8 p.m. Oct. 2, 3, 9 and 10 and 2 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $20. Visit srolv.com.
Successful Aging Expo: The free expo hosted by the Las Vegas Review-Journal is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 3 at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Southern Nevada residents age 50 or older are invited to visit with more than 120 exhibitors focusing on healthy living, pain management, financial planning, Medicare, travel and more. Seminars on topics ranging from financial planning to maximizing Social Security to dating after 60 are planned, along with live entertainment. Parking is free, with shuttles to run from the parking lot to the main entrance of Cashman Center throughout the day. Call 702-380-4554 or visit successfulaginglv.com.
Grapes & Hops Festival: The food, wine and beer celebration is slated from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Tickets are $100 for VIP admission at 4 p.m. and $41 for general admission if paid for in advance. Designated drivers can enjoy food samplings for $25. Visit springspreserve.org.
Community Yard Sale: The Mountain’s Edge Fall Community Garage Sale is scheduled to feature more than 70 homeowners selling goods from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 in the parking lot of Exploration Peak Park, 9700 Buffalo Drive, with another 150 homeowners throughout the community expected to sell items from their homes. Maps to participating homes are to be available in the park. Goodwill of Southern Nevada is set to have a truck on site from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to collect unsold items and donations.
Great Garage & Antique Sale: The event featuring around 100 sellers, food trucks and children’s activities is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. Oct 3 in the parking lot of the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Admission is free. For $5, patrons can get in an hour early. Vendor booths are $50. Visit silvertoncasino.com.
Ironman 70.3 Silverman: Spectators can cheer on competitors at the finish line beginning at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 4 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Those who are competing will swim 1.2 miles in Lake Mead, bicycle 56 miles through hilly terrain and run 13.1 miles through Henderson’s master-planned communities. Admission is free. Visit ironman.com, cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2171.
Glow Ball: Golf Summerlin’s third annual night golfing event is set to benefit Three Square food bank’s BackPack for Kids Program Oct. 3 at Eagle Crest Golf Course, 2203 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Registration is set to begin at 4:30 p.m., with a shotgun start planned at 6 p.m. Golfers of all skill levels and ages are welcome. Event registration is $45 and includes a $20 donation to Three Square, light appetizers donated by Cantina Laredo at Tivoli Village, dessert donated by Whole Foods Market, nine holes of golf and one glow-in-the-dark golf ball. Raffles also are planned. Register at the Eagle Crest Golf Course pro shop. The field is limited. Each player must bring a flashlight for use while driving the golf carts around the course. Visit golfsummerlin.com or call 800-803-0758.
Cox Communications Young Artists’ Concerto Competition: The Las Vegas Philharmonic plans its annual Cox Communications Young Artists’ Concerto Competition from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 inside the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre Recital Hall at the College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Young high school musicians who are legal residents of Nevada are eligible to compete. Musicians must perform one movement from a standard concerto in front of a panel of judges. One winner and one runner-up will be selected from the pool of applicants participating in the competition. The presenting sponsor of the Young Artists’ Concerto Competition, Cox Communications, is set to award the winner $2,000 in prize money and $1,000 to the runner-up. To register, visit bit.ly/1hQROza.
Fall Color Guided Hike: A hike of Echo Trail with a Spring Mountains naturalist is planned from 3 to 4 p.m. Oct. 3, 4, 10 and 11 to watch the Quaking Aspen turn to gold and study the science behind the season. This Fall Foliage series is limited and lasts only as long as the leaves do. Meet at the Echo Trailhead. The cost is $5 per person. Visit gomtcharleston.com.
Alma de un Artista: The free celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month is planned for noon Oct. 3 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Peruvian piano experimentalist and poet Carlos Mongrut is set to perform. Call 702-507-3711 or visit lvccld.org.
“Pirates: Myth and Merriment”: A new live show featuring lessons and facts about the pirate’s life at sea with pirate songs and more is planned at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekends Oct. 3 through Nov. 29 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The show is free with paid admission. For an additional $5, guests can dress up like pirates and pose for pictures. Visit springspreserve.org.
Native American Stories: Local Paiute people are set to share stories, dance, music, crafts and food customs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24 in the reconstructed Native American village in the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The activities are free with paid admission. Visit springspreserve.org.
Garden Tour: Visit private, water-smart landscapes and gardens and get tips from master gardeners during the free self-guided tour of nine local homes scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 10. Register by Oct. 7, sign a waiver and download a map at springspreserve.org.
National Public Lands Day: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area plans to celebrate National Public Lands Day from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Red Spring/Calico Basin, where volunteers are needed to help restore the Red Spring boardwalk and to clean trails. Friends of Red Rock Canyon plans to provide morning snacks, swag, beverages and lunch. Meet at the Red Spring Picnic Area at Calico Basin Road. Registration is limited, so sign up early. To volunteer, email your full name to email@example.com.
Spook-tacular Kids Fashion Show: Neiman Marcus is slated to present the fashion show from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in the events center at the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd. The event is set to include themed activities and children’s couture. For ticket prices, contact Marnie Gambit at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-880-4032.
Old-Time Reunion Party: The 20th annual reunion is set to honor Kirk Kerkorian with cocktails at 4:30 p.m. and dinner and entertainment at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Mardi Gras Ballroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets are $45 or $450 for a table of 10. Call 702-998-9097 or fax 702-952-5446.
Blocktober: The event, hosted by Central Christian Church Summerlin, is planned for Oct. 4 after each service, at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and noon, at Faith Lutheran High School, 2015 S. Hualapai Way. Food from Chick-fil-A, bounce houses, a Trunk or Treat, games and more are planned. Visit centralonline.tv/summerlin.
Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society: The society plans to gather at 1 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. A social hour is to be followed by the meeting at 2 p.m. with speaker Diana Smith presenting a talk on Orchid Pests — Troubleshooting, Preventing and Diagnosing Problems with Orchids. An orchid sale, show-and-tell, and food and refreshments also are planned. The meeting is free and open to the public. Call 702-845-4872.
Swing for the Kids: The golf tournament to benefit The Foundation for Positively Kids, a local nonprofit that provides a continuum of health care services for medically fragile and special needs children, is set from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle. The cost is $200 for individual golfers and $750 for a foursome, which includes 18 holes with a cart, an event T-shirt, a golf survival kit, breakfast and an awards luncheon. Hole-in-one contests with prizes are planned. Visit positivelykids.org or contact Sylvia Wolf at 702-577-3106 or email@example.com.
Watercolor show: The Nevada Watercolor Society plans to host an artist’s reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The society’s exhibit is set to be displayed through Jan. 3. Visit nvws.org or lvccld.org, or call 702-507-3630.
Wine & Food Tasting Extravaganza: The 16th annual benefit for Nathan Adelson Hospice’s pediatric program and families in need program is scheduled to include wine tastings, food samplings, and live and silent auctions from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 8 at Gaudin Porsche, 6800 Redwood St. Guests must be 21 or older. Tickets are $75. Visit nah.org or call Stephanie Forbes at 702-938-3910.
Las Vegas Burlesque Festival: Nightly showcases of local and nationally renowned burlesque stars, cocktail mixers and swap meet-ups are scheduled Oct. 8-10 at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road. Oct. 8 attendees are invited to dress as Elvis, showgirls or Las Vegas icons for a chance to win $200. Local and visiting performers are set to compete for an Ace of Spades Best of the Fest Award on Oct. 9. The Spectacular Showcase is set for Oct. 10. The festival is also set to feature a six-session Burlesque 101 school. Admission starts at $45 per day if purchased in advance. for Visit lvburlesquefestival.com.
Chefs for Kids charity golf tournament: The event is set for 7 a.m. Oct. 13 at Painted Desert Golf Course, 5555 Painted Mirage Road. Registration is $125, with proceeds going to benefit area anti-hunger nonprofit Chefs for Kids Inc. The fee includes a greens fee, a cart, range balls, snacks, lunch, longest drive and closest-to-the-pin awards and prizes for all winners. Register by Oct. 6 by contacting Harvey Blankfeld at 702-203-1165 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
50th Western reunion:Western High School’s class of 1965 plans to host its 50th reunion Oct. 16 and 17 at the Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. Call Kathy Keller at 702-736-3155 or e-mail email@example.com.
Spring Mountain docent classes: The Spring Mountain Ranch State Park Docent Organization is seeking volunteers. New classes are set to start Oct. 10. Call 702-355-9341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tennis classes: Tennis classes for youths and adults conducted by the Nevada Tennis Association are planned for Mondays through Oct. 19 and Nov. 2-Dec. 7 at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park, 7351 W. Alexander Road; Tuesdays through Oct. 20 and Nov. 3-Dec. 8 at Garehime Heights Park, 3901 N. Campbell Road; Thursdays Sept. 17-Oct. 22 and Nov. 5-Dec. 17 at Mountain Ridge Park, 7151 Oso Blanco Road; and Saturdays through Oct. 24 and Nov. 7-Dec. 19 at Sunny Springs Park, 3801 Golden Talon Ave. Weekday times and fees for each six-week session are, for ages 5 to 8, $42, 4 to 4:30 p.m.; ages 9 to 12, $60, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; teens, $60, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; and adults, $60, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday times and fees are ages 5 to 8, $42, 9 to 9:30 a.m.; ages 9 to 12, $60, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; teens, $60, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and adults, $60, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call USTA Nevada at 702-792-8384 or visit ustanevada.com.
“Breathe Onto the Mirror”: The exhibit by Jacqueline Ehlis is planned to run through Nov. 8 at The Studio at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Ehlis is the chairwoman of the art department at Portland Community College, and her work incorporates the interaction of color, light and reflection, reminding the viewer that they are the vehicle that interprets and is part of the works through their reflection in the mirrors. Call 702-507-3631.
“The Art of Craft”: The exhibit is set to run through Dec. 6 in the art gallery at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. A variety of different mediums will be displayed, including fused glass, textiles, paper crafts, jewelry, original paintings, mixed media and original photography. Visit lasvegascraftersguild.com, lvccld.org or call 702-507-3860.
Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival: The 22nd annual festival is set to return to Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road, Oct. 9-11. More than 200 artisans, historical re-enactments, and food and drink are planned. With traditional musical performances from Wicked Tinkers, Dread Crew of Oddwood, Bogtrotter’s Union and Killian’s Angels, and the return of the dinner theater, this year’s event is set to feature several smaller stages with entertainment by the Gypsy Time Travelers, Mullaney, Nature of Mercy, Whiskey Bards and costumed performers such as the Bawdy Juggler Adam Reid, Endless Productions and the Snake Army. The festival is set to be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 9 and 10 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11. Admission is $13 per day in advance for adults and $8 per day in advance for seniors 60 or older and children 6 to 12. Children 5 or younger will be admitted free. Three-day passes are $30 for adults and $20 for children 6 to 12 and seniors 60 or older. Combo packs including three-day admission, an event T-shirt and a commemorative poster are available. Visit lvrenfair.com. The event box offices will be open at the festival starting at 9 a.m. daily during the fair. Day-of-show prices increase on site when the gates open to $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and children. Parking is free at Sunset Park. Overflow parking (with free shuttle service) will be available at Del Sol High School, 3100 E. Patrick Lane, beginning after 5 p.m. Oct. 9, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct 11. Call 702-455-8200.
Black Jets & Secrets — The Real Area 51: The event featuring David Robarge, S. Eugene Poteat and Thornton D. Barnes is scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at the National Atomic Testing Museum, 755 E. Flamingo Road. A meet-and-greet is scheduled at 6 p.m. The event is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. Visit tinyurl.com/atom-muse or call 702-794-5151.
Cinema in the Circle: The Huntridge Foundation and West Huntridge Neighborhood Association plan to present the final outdoor movie screening for 2015 Cinema in the Circle at sundown Oct. 9 in Huntridge Circle Park on South Maryland Parkway, south of Charleston Boulevard. “Walk the Line” is set to be shown on a movie theater-size, outdoor inflatable screen. Refreshments will be offered for sale beginning at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit The Huntridge Foundation and West Huntridge Neighborhood Association. Visit thehuntridgefoundation.org or email email@example.com.
Organ Recital by Christopher Houlihan: The performance is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at Rando-Grillot Recital Hall in the Beam Music Center at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.
AAFCS -Nevada Affiliate State Conference: The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences plans to host Advancing the Field with New Technology & Sustainability Oct. 9 and 10 in Las Vegas. Business and industry tours are planned for Oct. 9, beginning with an executive board meeting at 8 a.m. at Cardenas Market, 4700 Meadows Lane, and followed by a Desert Sol Tour at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., at 10 a.m. The group will then head downtown for a tour of Zappos at 11 a.m., followed by a look at the Stitch Factory at 12:45 p.m. After lunch, a 2 p.m. tour is planned of the Las Vegas Design Center, followed by a 3:30 p.m. look at Downtown Container Park. Educational programs and a state of the organization speech are planned for Oct. 10. The cost to attend is $30 for members and $45 for nonmembers, or $25 for a single day. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 702-810-5251.
Circus Couture presents “Twelve”: The unique and extravagant circus, fashion and art event is planned for 6 p.m. Oct. 9 inside The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road, to benefit the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada, the state’s only clinic treating kids with cancer regardless of insurance. A silent and live art auction is planned, along with a circus spectacle showcasing performances and runway fashion. Tickets start at $35 at circus-couture.com or at hardrockhotel.com. VIP table reservations may be made by contacting VIP Services at email@example.com or by calling 702-732-0952.
Pawcasso Art & Silent Auction: The fourth annual fundraiser is planned from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. A cocktail party, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, live music, original art by local artists and a raffle are planned to raise funds for local animal rescue groups. Tickets are $25 in advance at pawcassolv.org and $30 at the door.
Fostering Futures of Las Vegas 25th annual gala: The event honoring volunteer court appointed special advocates who speak for children in foster care and other child advocates serving in the Las Vegas community is scheduled from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Proceeds are set to benefit Fostering Futures of Las Vegas, formerly The CASA Foundation. Individual tickets are available for $200 per seat or $1,800 for a table of 10. Visit fosteringfutureslv.org.
Dr. Hobo’s Wolf Tooth Propaganda: The opening of the art exhibit is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 10 at Eden Art Studio and Gallery in The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Ave. Visit edenartstudioandgallery.com.
Jewish talent variety show: The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada plans to host “Viva Oy Vegas!,” a variety Jewish talent show, Oct. 17-18 at the Baobab Stage Theatre in Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Singers, dancers, comics and more are planned. Visit jccsn.org or call 702-794-0090.
Vegas Valley Book Festival: The 2015 festival is set for Oct. 15-17 in downtown Las Vegas and at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The largest annual literary event in Nevada, the festival brings together a wide variety of literary genres and cultural programs, with most events taking place Saturday at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. More than 120 authors and 50 events are planned, including panel discussions, keynote speakers, readings, book signings, workshops, vendor exhibits, art exhibitions, spoken word performances and other special programs for a diversity of genres, ages and cultural backgrounds. All events are free and open to the public. Keynote speakers will be Brad Meltzer, author of “The Inner Circle,” “Book of Fate” and “The President’s Shadow,” and Colum McCann, author of six novels and two story collections and the recipient of the National Book Award for “Let the Great World Spin.” Friday events downtown are set to include a noon performance of poetry and the spoken word at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. North, and a Las Vegas Writes panel at 7 p.m. at the Writer’s Block, 1020 Fremont St. Visit vegasvalleybookfestival.org.
Downtown Cultural Series – The Three Wise Guys: Dayvid Figler, Gregory Crosby and Geoff Carter are set to present spoken word and poetry for all ages from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Jury Assembly Room at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event is free and open to the public and planned in conjunction with the Vegas Valley Book Festival.
The Poets’ Corner: The free event hosted by Keith Brantley is planned at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center Community Gallery, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The monthly forum is for established poets and open-mic participants 17 or older. Call 702-229-4800.
Downtown Brew Fest: Tickets are on sale for the event scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. It is set to include Festaurant Row, with beer-inspired dishes and the opportunity to sample more than 200 local, regional and international brews from more than 60 breweries. Tickets start at $30. Visit downtownbrewfestival.com.
Get Outdoors Nevada Day: 2015 Get Outdoors Nevada Day, presented by the Outside Las Vegas Foundation in partnership with Clark County, is set for Oct. 24 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road. People of all ages can get outside and celebrate Nevada’s outdoor spaces with basic park and picnic fun, activities, rock climbing, and outfitters and organizations featuring the latest in recreational opportunities. Admission is free. To register as an exhibitor, visit getoutdoorsnevada.org/day.
“Life in Death: Day of the Dead”: The two-day festival marking El Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is planned for 5 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. The event will explore cultural traditions relating to the Mexican holiday and is set to feature ofrendas, or altars built by families and other groups in memory of deceased relatives and other beloved individuals, along with performances, Mexican crafts for sale and food. Traditional embroidery demonstrations are also planned, along with children’s activities and workshops on basket making and sugar and clay skull decoration. Admission and workshops are free. Call 702-455-7340 or visit tinyurl.com/nauxjnx.
Lake Mead canoe trip: A canoe trip at Lake Mead is planned from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 7. Meet at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road, to catch the shuttle to Boulder Beach. Boats (choice of canoe or kayak), paddles, life vests and snacks will be included. Participants should bring a sack lunch, sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat. Those younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $25 per person. Registration begins Oct. 1. Visit tinyurl.com/ojpv8ge.
Tribute to Judy Garland: David de Alba plans to present a live tribute to Judy Garland at 2:30 p.m Nov. 8 in the Jewel Box Theatre at the Erotic Heritage Museum, 3275 Industrial Road. The show is for ages 21 or older. Tickets are $20 for VIP rows and $18 for general seating. Call 702-794-4000 or visit eroticmuseumvegas.com/david-de-alba-as-judy-garland-erotic-heritage-museum.
Sunset Park’d: The food truck festival is planned from noon to 8 p.m. Nov. 14 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road. More than 30 food trucks are set to participate, and live music, children’s activites and Redneck Games for adults are planned. Admission is free. Visit sunsetparkd.com.
“In Focus: Downtown Architecture”:The exhibition is set to be on display from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through Nov. 19 at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. The exhibition features photos of 25 downtown buildings of significance that the city commissioned from local photographers Ryan Reason and Jennifer Burkhart to shoot for historical record. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
Rise Against: The group is scheduled to perform from 8 to 11 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 200 S. Third St. Tickets are $39.50 to $79.50. Visit dlvec.showare.com or call 702-388-2100.
Look inside “Ka”: Cirque du Soleil invites visitors and locals to get an inside look at “Ka,” as it reveals the history, background and science behind the show in free Ka Theatre Spectacular open houses scheduled for 11 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The open houses will highlight the work, inspiration and technology used in the $165 million production. Call 702-891-7940.
Social CirKish: Acrobatic performance and social skill development classes for youths 13 to 19 are planned from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. EmailShannon Pates Xhola at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Sevens Live!”: Poet Lee Mallory plans to present “Sevens Live!”, a music, comedy and spoken-arts showcase, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays inside the Cantina at the Silver Sevens, 4100 Paradise Road. Admission is free with a one-drink minimum. Call 702-733-7300.
“Matt and Mattingly’s Bucket Show”: Performances are scheduled at 10 p.m. Wednesdays at the Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St., Suite 145. 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.
African drum class: Master teacher “Papa” Diarra Zumana is scheduled to instruct this class from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Baobab Stage at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The cost is $20. Visit baobabstage.com or call 702-202-8010.
Rhythm of Life drum classes: Percussionist and musical facilitator L.A. is scheduled to instruct classes from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the City of the World gallery at 1229 S. Casino Center Blvd. The cost is $35 per class. Visit cityoftheworld.org or call 702-409-7549.
“Improv Kingdom”: The show is scheduled at 8 p.m. Mondays at the Baobab Stage at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. A drop-in improv class is scheduled at 6 p.m. The cost is $10 for the class or the show or $15 for both. Visit tinyurl.com/impkdom or call 702-202-8010.
“Don’t Quit Your Day Job”: The weekly show is scheduled at 10 p.m. Saturdays at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave., and features a one-on-one interview with a special guest designed to inspire improvised scenes. Tickets are $10. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.
Dirk Arthur Wild Magic: The show featuring longtime Las Vegas magician Dirk Arthur and his big cats is scheduled at 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the Westgate, 3000 Paradise Road. Tickets are $50 to $90. Visit tinyurl.com/dacatwg or call 800-222-5361.