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East Valley Community Events Calendar, Sept. 17-23, 2015

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. Cosmic Cocktails: The Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, plans to host the Cosmic Cocktails event from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 18 for guests 21 or older in the Neon Boneyard. The event is planned in partnership with the Las Vegas Astronomical Society and will offer guests the opportunity to stargaze using a variety of telescope equipment and to enjoy food and libations from some of downtown’s best restaurants. A disc jockey playing live music also is planned. Tickets are $75, and advance registration is required. A cash bar will be available. Visit neonmuseum.org/happenings.

2. Artist Talk by Juan Muniz: An artist talk featuring Juan Muniz is planned for 7 p.m. Sept. 17 as part of the artist talk series at Sin City Gallery inside The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. Muniz is known for his murals and paintings of cartoon-like characters dealing with modern life. Visit sincitygallery.com or call 702-608-2461. For more on Muniz, visit juanmunizart.com.

3. Lucky Duck Family Festival: The Foundation for Positively Kids’ 15th annual festival is planned from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event is free, and events throughout the day are set to include family activities, a dance-a-thon, children’s games, characters and classic cars. All proceeds will benefit Positively Kids’ programs for medically fragile children in Clark County. Attendees can adopt a rubber duck for $5, or a Quack Pack of six ducks for $25, for a chance to win a grand prize of $500,000 at the 4 p.m. duck pluck, where 5,000 rubber ducks will float in the pond at Town Square. Learn more about adopting a duck by visiting duckrace.com/lasvegas.

4. Style with a Cause: The third annual event inspiring women through fashion and beauty is scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 17 on the runway at the Great Hall inside Fashion Show mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Cocktails, small bites from Maggiano’s, a fall fashion show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, a real life beauty transformation and recognizing unsung heroes from the Las Vegas community is planned, with proceeds benefiting Opportunity Village. Tickets are $100. Call 702-569-1008 or visit stylewithacause.com.

5. Flavors of the Heart: The fifth annual event to benefit the American Heart/Stroke associations is planned from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 19 at Worldview on 16, Building B, in the World Market Center, 475 S. Grand Central Parkway. The multicultural culinary experience will showcase some of Las Vegas’ top chefs and restaurants creating and serving special dishes that are healthy for the heart and brain. Cookbooks featuring the recipes prepared at the festival will be available for purchase. Tickets are $75. Visit flavorsoftheheart.com or call 702-789-4383.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Rachel’s Kitchen Jam: A live musical performance featuring Tim Mendoza is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at Rachel’s Kitchen in The Ogden, 150 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Visit rachelskitchen.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 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. An opening reception is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 17. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

Vegas PBS job workshop/job fair: Vegas PBS is partnering with Hiring Our Heroes to host a free pre-employment workshop and job fair for veterans, service members and military spouses from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 17 at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The workshop is set to cover a variety of topics, such as resume building, networking and interviewing. The following job fair will feature more than 50 employers, including health care professionals, with local job openings. Register at cvent.com/d/zrqxqg. Call 702-799-1010.

Roy Rogers: The musician is set to perform at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Railhead at Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway, as part of the Boulder Blues series. Tickets are $5. Visit boulderstation.sclv.com or call 702-432-7777.

Downtown Cultural Series – Dueling Harp Concert: The free concert featuring Mariano Gonzalez and Cristina Cabrera is set from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Jury Assembly Room of the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Call 702-229-3515.

Tommy Emmanuel: The Australian jazz musician is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Railhead at Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway as part of the Boulder Blues series. Tickets are $29 to $49. Visit boulderstation.sclv.com or call 702-432-7777.

The Poets’ Corner: The event hosted by Keith Brantley for ages 17 or older is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

Oktoberfest Opening Keg Tapping: The event to kick off the six-week Oktoberfest is scheduled at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas, 4510 Paradise Road. Magicians Siegfried and Roy are set to tap the keg. The Chippendales are scheduled to tap the next keg at 7 p.m. Sept. 19. Visit hofbrauhauslasvegas.com or call 702-853-2337.

Paul Anka: An Evening with Paul Anka is set for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $29. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2000.

The annual Race Against Prostate and Ovarian Cancer, “This One’s for the Boys and Girls!”: The 5K walk/run is scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at the UNLV Track & Field Stadium, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The event celebrates Prostate and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and is set to benefit 21st Century C.A.R.E. and the Las Vegas Chapter of Us TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group. The cost is $25 to register online or $30 the day of the event. Visit 21stcenturycare.org.

Neon Museum Junior Interpreter Tour: The tour is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is the first of a nine-month educational program offered for middle and high school-aged docents and marks the newest addition to the museum’s Volunteer Program. It is set to take place on the third Saturday of each month through May. Visit neonmuseum.org or call 702-387-6366.

Adobe Brick Demonstration: The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon Sept 19 at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave. Admission is $1. Children 12 or younger are admitted free. Visit friendsofthefort.org or call 702-486-3511.

Michael Evans Big Band with a Surprise Guest: The band is set to perform from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 Ron DeCar’s Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Blvd. South, as part of the Big Band Saturdays series. Tickets are $15 to $22. Visit rondecarseventcenter.com or call 702-384-0771

“Tuna Can Help”: The comedy improv show hosted by The Las Vegas Improvisation Players is scheduled at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at American Heritage Academy, 6126 S. Sandhill Road. Tickets are $10 for the show or free with a donation of tuna fish in a 5-ounce can or stay fresh package. All food items and cash proceeds collected at the show will go to the Helping Hands of Vegas Valley food pantry. Visit lvimprov.com.

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: Lombard in the 30’s movie series. The next film scheduled is “The Princess Comes Across,” Sept. 22. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3459.

“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., Sept. 22-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.

Nature Walk at Floyd Lamb Park: The event for seniors 50 or older is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 23 leaving from from Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 J. St. The cost is $2. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702- 229-6125.

Free Balance and Memory Screenings: The screenings are set to be offered in honor of National Fall Prevention Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Keep Memory Alive Events Center at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, 888 W. Bonneville Ave. Online registration is required at tinyurl.com/balmam.

Which Publishing Method Is Right For You?: The lecture by Jo Wilkins, CEO of Mystic Publishers Inc., is scheduled at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Jewel Box Theater at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Fighting Organized Crime in the 21st Century: The event is part of the Courtroom Conversation series and is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Mob Museum, 300 E. Stewart Ave. The cost is $25, and museum members receive a 10 percent discount. Visit the themobmuseum.org or call 702-229-2734.

Las Vegas Hospitality Association Educational Dinner: The dinner and volunteer opportunity is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at Three Square food bank, 4190 N. Pecos Road. The volunteer opportunity is scheduled at 3 p.m., to be followed by a reception at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The cost is $60 for LVHA Members and $80 for nonmembers. Visit threesquare.org or call 702-644-3663.

“Decorating from Top to Bottom with Thom Filicia”: Tickets for this conversational presentation by former “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” interior design expert Thom Filicia are available for the event scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center, 495 S. Grand Central Parkway, No. 2203. The event is set to include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction with proceeds benefiting the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Interior Design Society. Tickets are $50 at the door or $45 in advance. Visit lvphil.org.

“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.

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 Sept. 19 charity is the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.

WORTH A DRIVE

What’s Working in K-12 Education: NAIOP Southern Nevada, the commercial real estate development association, plans to host “What’s Working in K-12 Education — Perspectives From the Front Lines” as part of its monthly member meeting Sept. 17 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. A clothing drive benefiting Communities In Schools of Nevada is planned to collect slightly used men’s and women’s clean business attire. Registration, breakfast and networking begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by the program from 12:15-1:15 p.m. Call 702-798-7194.

“Hot, Dry and Inked”: An exhibit of Las Vegas tattoo art and objects is scheduled to be on display Sept. 18 through Jan. 10 in the gallery in the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org.

Pioneer Day: Visitors are invited to experience the sights, smells and tastes of the Nevada frontier with Dutch oven cooking, pack animals, blacksmithing, live 19th century music, arts and crafts, and costumed interpreters bringing the past to life from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Admission to the park is $7 per vehicle for Nevada residents and $9 per vehicle for others. Visit parks.nv.gov.

Dangerous Curves: Women in Music: A free city of Las Vegas concert featuring the trio Dangerous Curves, made up of Lisa Smith, Margaret Menzies and Karen Michaels backed up by a four-piece band, is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza at Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive. Visit dangerouscurves.weebly.com.

Vegas Gone Yoga! Festival: The 2015 festival is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Classes will primarily target intermediate through advanced practitioners. Festival admission is $119 per day or $169 for the full weekend. Visit vegasgoneyoga.com.

Travel Show: The 29th annual event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 19 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Lectures are planned, and representatives from around the world are set to present the latest in travel trends. Exhibitors are scheduled to include cruise lines, tour companies, tourism boards, hotels, resorts, travel insurance and other travel-related services. Free tickets are available in advance at all Prestige Travel offices. Visit prestigecruises.com.

Dog Daze of Summer: The annual pet event is set from 8 to 11 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Desert Breeze Aquatic Center, 8275 W. Spring Mountain Road, when dogs will be allowed to swim in the pool before it is drained for the season. Swim times are from 8 to 9:15 a.m. for dogs less than 50 pounds and from 9:45 to 11 a.m. for dogs larger than 50 pounds. Owners are not allowed in the pool. Raffles and pet contests such as “Tallest Dog,” “Shortest Dog” and “Funniest Pet Trick” are planned. Space is limited to 100 dogs per session. Pre-register at clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration for $5 or pay $10 at the door. Call 702-455-7798.

Show Your Heart Run: The 5K race and 1.7-mile fun walk are set to benefit the Children’s Heart Foundation Sept. 19 at Kellogg-Zaher Park, 7901 W. Washington Ave. Festivities are set to start at 6:30 a.m. with a warm-up and announcements to be followed by the 5K start at 7 a.m., with the fun walk to follow. Fees are $45 for the 5K and $10 for the walk. All runners receive a custom medal, a bib and D-tag for timing. Packet pick-up is available from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Boca Park REI or prior to the race. Visit chfn.org or call 702-967-3522.

Constitution Day Celebration: The Conservative Alliance for Community Growth plans to host a fifth annual Constitution Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 19 at the College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., in the Horn Theatre. Motivational speaker and member of the 1980 Super Bowl-winning Oakland Raiders Burgess Owens is set to be the keynote speaker, along with Niger Innis, Ron Futrell, Randy Voyard and others. A meet-and-greet is set from 10 to 11 a.m., with the program to follow from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Brenda Frank at 702-286-8957 or brenda@CAforCG.org.

Fall garden tours: University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners plan to offer the free tours, with the first one planned for 10 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, covering what plants survived the summer. The Oct. 3 garden tour topic is trees, and the Nov. 21 topic is 50 Shades of Green. Attendees must meet in the courtyard. Email lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu or call 702-257-5555.

High Roller Reining Classic Horse Show: The horse riding competition is set through Sept. 20 at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Competitors from around the world are set to participate in the event, which is also set to include a gift show featuring Western apparel and accessories, ranging from cowboy hats and boots to saddles and furniture. Admission is free. Visit southpointarena.com.

Brazilian Outdoor Festival: The second annual Brazilian Outdoor Festival is planned from 4 to 10 p.m. Sept. 20 at Via Brasil Steakhouse, 1225 S. Fort Apache Road. A celebration of Brazilian Independence Day and a showcase of the culture and cuisine of Brazil, the event is set to feature live entertainment with bands, samba dancers and Capoeira performances, along with traditional Brazilian food and drinks. The event will benefit Opportunity Village. General admission is $12. Limited VIP preferred seating tickets are available upon request, with access to a menu of complimentary dishes during the event. Children 12 or younger will be admitted free. For tickets, visit the restaurant or viabrasilsteakhouse.com. For more information, call 702-804-1400.

Sun City Summerlin’s Classic Car and Motorcycle Show: The show is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Mountain Shadows Community Center, 9107 Del Webb Blvd. Admission is free, and 100 classic cars and motorcycles are set to be on display. Exhibits, vendors, food and entertainment also are planned. Call 702-966-1410 or 702-363-3581.

“Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous”: The exhibit is scheduled to visit through Sept. 20 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Displays include an animatronic Tyrannosaurus rex and triceratops, interactive video games and a dino bone dig. A behind-the-scenes tour, offering a chance to get up close with the animals, is planned from noon to 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The exhibit is included with paid admission. The tour is an additional $3 for members or $5 for nonmembers. Visit springspreserve.org.

Rose Festival: The festival and meet-and-greet sponsored by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the South Valley Rose Society are scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Free tours of the demonstration rose garden will be offered beginning at 5 p.m. The extension’s social horticulturist specialist, Angela O’Callaghan, is set to be on hand, along with Master Gardener volunteers. Cut and potted roses will be on display in classrooms B and C. The extension and rose society are collaborating on education meetings planned throughout the fall. Call 702-257-5555 or email lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu.

BLM, Red Rock Canyon: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Nevada Naturalist program event is slated from 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, as part of a lecture series. Kate Sorom, interpretive park ranger at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, plans to provide an overview of the Bureau of Land Management and discuss some of the educational and interpretive programs that are available regarding public lands. Contact Denise Parsons at 702-948-5906 or emailparsonsd@unce.unr.edu.

Super Run Classic Car Show: The 16th annual event is planned Sept. 24-27 in the Water Street District, featuring 1,000 vehicles, including hot rods, muscle cars and vintage automobiles from across the nation. A kickoff for the free event is slated from noon to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Fiesta Henderson, 777 W. Lake Mead Parkway, and festivities are set to start at 10 a.m. Sept. 25-27. Entertainment is slated to include local country band Crossroad South at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 Water St. Also planned is a pancake breakfast benefiting the nonprofit Honor Flight of Southern Nevada, along with a bounce house, a mini Ferris wheel, a book signing by local race car drivers and automotive vendors and exhibitors. The Las Vegas Cruisin’ Association is accepting applications through Sept. 14 from those who want to pay $50 to display their cars. Those entering a vehicle after that date pay $65. Car show participants will have a chance to win nearly $10,000 in cash and prizes, and more than 200 trophies will be awarded in a variety of categories. Applications are available at superrun.com/entryform.html. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2171.

Ultimate Teal Cocktail Dinner Party: A benefit for The Women’s Cancer Center Foundation of Nevada is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 25 in The Copa Room, 7700 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tax-deductible donations or sponsorships will go directly to the foundation to help fund its Cash for Chemo and critical research programs and to help raise awareness. Email wccevents@gmail.com.

Super Summer Theatre: The final show of the season, “Lend Me A Tenor,” is planned for 7:05 p.m. through Sept. 26 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Parking is set to open at 5 p.m., and meadow seating at 6 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or rent a chair in general admission grass seating. Picnics are welcome, and concessions are sold. Tickets are $12 in advance and are available at showtix4u.com. A limited number of tickets may be available at the gate for $20. Visit supersummertheatre.org.

The Las Vegas Hemophilia Walk and 5K: The Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation is registering participants for the Sept. 26 Hemophilia Walk and 5K at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. All walkers or runners who collect more than $25 in walk pledges will receive a 2015 Hemophilia Walk T-shirt. There is no fee to register. Visit hemophilia.org.

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 carlo6180@yahoo.com.

“Anything Goes”: Broadway Bound and Studio One’s Summerlin Dance Academy plan to present “Anything Goes” by Cole Porter through Sept. 26 in the theater at the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Tickets are $15. Visit broadwayboundlv.com.

Zombie Bash: Zombie cocktails, post-apocalyptic train and carousel rides, a zombie costume contest, zombie makeovers and entertainment from Zombie Burlesque are on the agenda for the inaugural adults-only bash set for 8 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd. Tickets are $50 each or $90 per couple, which includes two drinks each. VIP tickets, which include open bar from 9:30 to 11 p.m. and entry into a VIP party section and more, are $140 each. Visit zombiebashlv.com.

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 volunteer@friendsofredrockcanyon.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 Sept. 19-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.

PLAN AHEAD

Inspired, Not Retired Active Adult Expo: The expo is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24 at City Hall NOW Cafe, 495 S. Main St. Mayor Carolyn Goodman is set to attend the opening. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1600.

Winter Garden Workshop and Lunch: The event for seniors 50 or older is scheduled at 11 a.m. Sept. 24 at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road. The cost is $3. Advanced registration and a city of Las Vegas Senior Programs membership are required. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6454.

Business 101 — Using Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks & Trade Secrets to Make Money: The event, co-sponsored by SCORE, is scheduled at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Jewel Box Theater at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Imagine A World Without Cancer: The acoustic concert and gala are scheduled for Sept. 24 at the Four Seasons Las Vegas, 3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South, to benefit the TRF (Tyler Robinson Foundation) charity, a Utah-based nonprofit founded by the Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons and the Robinson family. Elaine Wynn is set to be the event’s honorary chairwoman, and Imagine Dragons are set to perform. Also planned are cocktails, dinner and a live auction. Visit trf.org. For sponsorship information, email christine@trf.org or call 385-282-5240.

Earth Rising: The indie rock concert is planned for all ages at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at Huntridge Circle Park, 1251 S. Maryland Parkway. Earth Rising is a Las Vegas-based band combining ethereal vocals with the rock and pop sound of bands such as Radiohead, Beck and the Beatles. Admission is free. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-3514.

Healthy Kids Festival: The fourth annual event is set to mark Childhood Obesity Awareness Month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at Paradise Park, 4775 McLeod Drive. Sponsored by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s All 4 Kids Program and the Clark County Parks and Recreation Department, the free festival is set to include information about healthy eating and activity choices, healthy eating demonstrations, music and entertainment, games, sports exhibitions and signups, dance and Zumba. Call 702-940-5437 or email all_4_kids@unce.unr.edu.

MDA Muscle Walk: The walk is slated for Sept. 26 at The Green at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South., to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Registration is set to begin at 7 a.m. and the walk at 8:30 a.m. Visit www.musclewalkmda.org/lasvegas2015.

Ride For Kids: The 11th annual event to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is planned for Sept. 27, with registration set from 8 to 9:45 a.m. at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The suggested minimum donation to ride is $40 per motorcycle. All participants will receive free beverages and lunch. A drawing will be held for a new Honda motorcycle as well as other prizes. Riders will travel from the speedway beginning at 10 a.m., rain or shine, and head south on the 215 Beltway to Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, for lunch, a Celebration of Life ceremony and entertainment. Visit rideforkids.org.

Nevada Senior Olympics Dance Showcase: Sponsored by the Nevada Senior Games, the free event is planned for 1 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Flamingo Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. To RSVP, call 702-878-2908.

Solo Strips: The fifth annual event is set to feature entertainers baring it all on stage to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Aid for AIDS of Nevada at midnight Sept. 28 inside Spiegelworld’s Absinthe tent on the forecourt of Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South. A limited number of advance tickets are $20 at afanlv.org. Regular priced tickets are $25, and VIP tickets are $40 and include priority seating and a signed poster from cast members. The show is for those 21 or older.

Frankie Moreno: Performances are set in Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 29. Tickets start at $25 for single shows. Call 702-749-2000 or 808-326-6868 or visit thesmithcenter.com.

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.

Pawn Stars Poker Run: The event benefiting the Epilepsy Foundation of Nevada and led by Rick Harrison of “Pawn Stars” is scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 4 at 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.

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. Along with traditional musical performances from Wicked Tinkers, Dread Crew of Oddwood, Bogtrotter’s Union and Killian’s Angels, along with 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.

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.

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 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/.

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.

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.

ONGOING

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 smp4984@gmail.com.

“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.

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