THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. 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.
2. 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 email@example.com.
3. 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.
4. 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.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
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.
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.
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.
Rachel’s Kitchen Jam: A live musical performance featuring The All-together is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at Rachel’s Kitchen in The Ogden, 150 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Visit rachelskitchen.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 385-282-5240.
Oktoberfest Opening Keg Tapping: The tapping event featuring Frank Mir is scheduled at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas, 4510 Paradise Road. Cast members from The Million Dollar Quartet are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Visit hofbrauhauslasvegas.com or call 702-853-2337.
Poet Laureate-led writers’ workshop: A Writers’ Workshop by the Poet Laureate of the United States, Juan Felipe Herrera, is planned at 3 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Call 702-507-3400.
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 musclewalkmda.org/lasvegas2015.
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.
Historic Talk: A talk about Las Vegas and the Old Spanish Trail is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, 500 E. Washington Ave. Admission is $1 per person. Children 12 or younger will be admitted free. Call 702-486-3511 or visit parks.nv.gov/parks/old-las-vegas-mormon-fort.
Nevada Senior Olympics Dance Showcase: Sponsored by the Nevada Senior Games, the free event is planned for 1 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. To RSVP, call 702-878-2908.
Chronic Disease Self-Management Series: The weekly workshop co-sponsored by Nevada Senior Services is scheduled for Mondays from 2 to 4 p.m. beginning Sept. 28 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The meetings are set to be lead by peers with health problems of their own and should be interactive, focusing on building skills, sharing experiences and support. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
The A, B, C & Ds of Medicare Info Session: The workshop, co-sponsored by the Nevada State Aging and Disability Services Division, is scheduled at 3 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
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.
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 “Love Before Breakfast,” Sept. 29. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3459.
Paint and Party Las Vegas: The event is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 29 at Crazy Pita Town Square, 6587 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Guests choose from multiple portrait options to paint and learn from local artists while creating a piece of artwork. The cost is $30 per person and $20 for children 16 or younger. The price includes painting materials, supplies and one appetizer per table. Visit paintandpartylasvegas.com.
Uncensored Voices, Celebrating Your Freedom to Read: The event, co-sponsored by the ACLU of Nevada, UNLV Libraries Curriculum Materials Library and Cockroach Theatre, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Las Vegas Review-Journal political columnist Steve Sebelius and a panel of educators and experts are set to discuss the current state of censorship in Nevada. In addition, a staged reading of challenged and banned books will be presented throughout the evening. A reception is set to follow the reading. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
Frankie Moreno: The final performances is set in Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., at 8 p.m. Sept. 29. Tickets start at $25. Call 702-749-2000 or 808-326-6868 or visit thesmithcenter.com.
Billiard Tournament: The free 8-ball billiards tournament for seniors 50 or older is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 30 at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road. Participants must have a city of Las Vegas Senior Programs membership. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6454.
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.
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.
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.
Ward 5 Coffee with the Councilman: Residents are invited to talk about Ward 5 and the city of Las Vegas with Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow from 9 to 10 a.m. Oct. 1 at Starbucks, 751 N. Rancho Drive.
Conversations with Norm Presents Suzanne Somers: Las Vegas Review-Journal celebrity columnist Norm Clarke is scheduled to present a conversation with Suzanne Somers at 2 p.m. Sept. 27 in Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets start at $25. Call 702-749-2000 or visit thesmithcenter.com.
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.
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 Oct. 2 and 3. 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 are scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m., Jet Eveleth is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m., and Bear Supply are scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit tinyurl.com/improvg, baobabstage.com or call 702-202-8010.
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.
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.
“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. 26 charity is the Nevada Homeless Alliance.
WORTH A DRIVE
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 26 to benefit the nonprofit Honor Flight of Southern Nevada, along with a bounce house, a mini ferris wheel, a book signing by a local race car driver and automotive vendors and exhibitors. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2171.
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 email@example.com.
Charity Golf Tournament: The Clark County Association of Health Underwriters plans its eighth annual golf tournament for Sept. 24 at Siena Golf Club, 10575 Siena Monte Ave., to benefit the Foundation for Positively Kids. Registration and check-in are planned from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 8 a.m. A barbecue lunch and charity raffle are planned from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The cost is $175 for individuals, $325 for a twosome and $650 for a foursome. Call 702-575-4090 or email committee chairman Luis Maceira at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Haunted Casting: A casting call for the Asylum and Hotel Fear haunted houses is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in the parking lot of Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane. The haunted houses are set to be open from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Fridays through Saturdays and 6:30 through 10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, Oct. 2-31. Visit lasvegashaunts.com.
The Las Vegas Jazz Festival: The event is planned from 3:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 26 and noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Performers are set to include Erykah Badu, Toni Braxton, Anthony Hamilton and the Isley Brothers. Tickets start at $55 and a three-day pass at $165. Visit lvjazzfestival.com.
Restoration project: On Sept. 26, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, partnering with the U.S. Forest Service, is hosting a restoration project in Clark County for Southern Nevadans who want to give back to their public lands on this national day of service. Participants will be volunteering in historic Mountain Springs, along state Route 160 roughly 31 miles west of Las Vegas, to protect Native American and European settlement sites. In an effort to protect the sensitive historic and prehistoric sites that surround the springs in the area, Friends of Nevada Wilderness is seeking volunteers to help with naturalizing vehicle incursions into Rainbow Mountain Wilderness. Those interested in joining the project scan visit nevadawilderness.org/calendar_of_events or call the Friends of Nevada Wilderness’ office at 702-515-5417.
Women’s workshops: Motivational speaker, author and former police sergeant Debra Gauthier is set to teach women how to live fearlessly at 1 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. At 2:30 p.m. the same day at the library, investment adviser representative Supra Plows will seek to educate, inspire and empower women to become knowledgeable about financial matters. Registration for the events is required by visiting mypubliclibrary.com or calling 702-207-4261.
Heritage Harvest Festival: The all-ages event is planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Road. Attendees can expect a craft fair with more than 30 vendors, bounce houses, face painting, carnival-style games, cotton candy, popcorn and raffles. A petting zoo is slated from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and the Western-themed band Mama’s Wranglers is set to perform from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A senior health fair with informational booths and vendors also is planned, with free health screenings available for people 50 or older. Admission is free, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2950.
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.
“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.
Asian Heritage Celebration: Food, a children’s lantern parade, traditional musical and dance performances and more are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children. Visit springspreserve.org.
Southern Nevada Bluegrass Music Society: “An Evening of Country and Bluegrass” is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $12. Visit scscai.com or call 702-240-1301.
Seeking Justice Through Art — A Convergence of Creatives: The conference is planned from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 26 at Pearson Community Center, 1625 W. Carey Ave. The Left of Center Art Gallery plans to present the symposium to bring together social justice scholars, activists, community nonprofits and artists to discuss contemporary social justice issues and how to incorporate them into an artist’s practice. The goal is to encourage utilizing art as a means for social change. Admission is free and open to the public. To register, visit bit.ly/1E3Ephe. For information, call Vicki Richardson at 702-647-7378 or email email@example.com.
National Public Lands Day Volunteer Event: The volunteer event is slated from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 26 at the Spring Mountain Visitor Gateway, 2750 Kyle Canyon Road on Mount Charleston. Participants are invited to eat breakfast, listen to a nature talk and partake in a low-key service project. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunny 106.5 Ice Cream Sunday and Huckleberry Park Grand Opening: The event is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at Huckleberry Park, 10325 Farm Road, inside the Providence master-planned community. The grand opening ceremony is set for 10 a.m. and is to include a special dedication to fallen police officer and Providence resident Igor Soldo. The event will feature free frozen treats from Meadow Gold, ice cream-eating contests, bounce houses, a petting zoo, booths and more. Attendees are invited to bring new or gently used books for the nonprofit Spread the Word Nevada, which promotes literacy in Nevada children. Visit providencelv.com.
Red Rock Pro Open: The United States Tennis Association’s Women’s $50,000 Pro Circuit tournament is scheduled for Sept. 27-Oct. 4 at Red Rock Country Club, 2250 Red Springs Drive. A free Kids Day is planned for Sept. 27, sponsored by Sunrise Children’s Hospital with a special guest appearance by Brando Christo, author and creator of the children’s tennis book “Buddy The Ball.” Visit redrockproopen.com/schedule.
Veterans to Meet: The Jewish War Veterans of the United States, Murray L. Rosen Post 64, plans to host a Jewish New Year’s open house and free continental breakfast at its regular monthly meeting, set for 9:30 a.m. Sept. 27 in the Fairway Rooms on the second floor of the tower at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. The event will honor 90-year-old World War II veteran members Gil Boscoe, Herb Cohen, Abe Efros, Gil Fogel and Sam Gurlitz. The slated guest speaker is Dr. Sondra Cosgrove of the College of Southern Nevada’s Deptartment of History, who is an expert on Nevada and U.S. Western history, Native American history, Latin American history, culture and politics. Also scheduled is magician Erik Feldman. A short business meeting will follow. To RSVP, contact Helen Groner at 702-367-0145.
“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 performance set for 2 p.m. Sept 27 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $20. Visit srolv.com.
“Clybourne Park”: Performances of the contemporary drama directed by Lysander Abadia are scheduled at 2 p.m Sundays and 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays through Sept. 27 on the main stage at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for students and seniors. Visit lvlt.org or call 702-362-7996.
TEAL Fight Night: The fundraiser for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund is set for 6 p.m. Sept. 30 at Elixir — A Local Lounge, 2920 N. Green Valley Parkway. TEAL stands for take early action and live. A silent auction, raffle prizes and entertainment are planned at the event. Attendees must be 21 or older. Visit elixirlounge.net.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dance Performance: Dream K Dance Company, a new Las Vegas Contemporary dance company, plans its first performance for 1 p.m. Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. at Ron Decar’s Event Center, 1201 S. Las Vegas Blvd.Tickets are $16.50. Call 702-578-9961.
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.
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.
“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 email@example.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.