Things to do in Downtown/Paradise, Oct 16-22

In Your Neighborhood

n An evening of wine, art and a glass blowing exhibition by Domsky Glass is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the ArtisticLifestyles gallery, 2758 S. Highland Drive, Suite B. RSVP at 702-754-3355.

n Cyclists are invited to the Blinking Man Heroes vs. Villans costumed pub crawl slated to start at 7 p.m. at the Huntridge Tavern, 1116 E. Charleston Blvd. The ride is free. Visit facebook.com/blinkingman.

n The Opportunity Village Art Enrichment Program is teaming up with Tahiti Village for the Village Art Show, a benefit featuring art by program participants, hors d’oeuvres and live Hawaiian music from
5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Tahiti Village, 7200 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Admission is free. Visit opportunityvillage.org.

n Pat Ginn and his family plan to host a veterans celebration with free appetizers, entertainment and martial arts demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday outside Pat’s Chinese Food and Mini-Mart, 1451 W. Owens Ave. RSVP by Wednesday to ginnforjudge@gmail.com or call 702-277-4566.

n The 41st annual Lobster Fair is scheduled to feature live and steamed lobsters, arts and crafts, a silent auction, children’s activities and baked goods from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Christ Church Episcopal, 2000 S. Maryland Parkway. Admission is free. Visit lobsterfair.com or call 702-684-7746.

n The National Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement, The Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave., is scheduled to continue its Inside Stories fall speaker series with a talk by security expert Mark Galeotti from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $35 or $30 for members, which includes a cocktail reception and hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. Visit themobmuseum.org or call 702-229-2734.

n The Nevada Council for History Education’s annual educational seminar, set to focus on the influence of the mob in Las Vegas, is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, starting with a tour of The National Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement, The Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave. Also on the agenda is a lecture by College of Southern Nevada historian Michael Green, a tour of the Nevada State Museum and a bus tour of mob-related locations in Las Vegas. A grant from Nevada Humanities is offsetting much of the cost. Participation is $20. Call 702-332-3149 or visit nvche.org.

n Jeff Leibow of “Jersey Boys” fame is set to take the stage at 1 p.m. Sunday inside the main showroom at Harrah’s Las Vegas, 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the NF Network, a nonprofit group serving individuals with neurofibromatosis. Tickets start at $25. Call 702-369-5111 or visit nfhope.org.

n Innovations International Charter School’s fourth annual UnMasking the Mind art auction and fundraiser is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Stan Fulton Building, 801 E. Flamingo Road. Tickets are $35 for one or $60 for two. Contact Lee Huddy at 702-541-6640 or lee_huddy@iicsn.org.

n Off-Strip Productions’ fully-staged rendition of the Stephen Sondheim musical thriller “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” is scheduled for 8 p.m. Fridays through Sundays through Oct. 28 at the Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 16 B. Tickets are $20. Visit onyxtheatre.com.

n Munch and Mingle for Nonprofits is scheduled at
11:45 a.m. on Wednesday at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Nonprofit organizers are invited to bring a lunch and meet and exchange ideas. Call 702-507-3459 or visit lvccld.org.

Ongoing Events/Exhibits

n The Contemporary Arts Center plans to present “Flying Solo,” a photography show by Nancy Good as its inaugural Members Gallery exhibition set to be displayed through Oct. 27 in the gallery in The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. Visit lasvegascac.org.

n City of the World, 1229 S. Casino Center Blvd., plans to present the work of Carol Mittwede and Lily Adamczyk in the main gallery throughout October. Visit cityoftheworld.org.

n Kids can spend some time hanging out in the trees at the touring “Tree House: Look Who’s Living in the Trees” exhibit scheduled to be on display through Jan. 14 on the second floor of the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The exhibit includes a tree house kids can explore, 3-D images of animals living in trees, an animal dance floor where kids can try to identify animal sounds and a computer forest game where children can harvest trees without harming wildlife. The museum also plans to showcase the exhibit “Torn From Home: My Life as a Refugee” through Dec. 16. The exhibit features photographs and interactive elements depicting refugee families from Columbia, Afghanistan, Republic of Congo and more. Visit ldcm.org.

n Harriet Smith fell in love with Africa on her first photographic safari in 1995. A photo exhibit capturing the Summerlin artist’s journey through South and Eastern Africa’s national parks is scheduled to be on display through Dec. 4 in the gallery at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.

n Guatemalan-born artist Sergio Valenzuela studied in Paris and has work on display in private collections in Spain, Norway, Nicaragua, El Salvador and the United States. Thanks to the the Honorary Vice Consul of Guatemala, Aldo Aguirre, Valenzuela’s work is scheduled to be on display in the gallery at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, through Jan. 2. Visit lvccld.org.

n The Brett Wesley Gallery, 1112 S. Casino Center Blvd., plans to show Giovanni Morales’ “New Thrills” through Oct. 27. Visit brettwesleygallery.com or call 702-433-4433.

n The Funkhouse, 1228 S. Casino Center Blvd., plans to show “Blood Lilies,” with illustrations from Albert and Roxy Montoya through Oct. 29.

n Blackbird Studios, 1551 S. Commerce St., Suite A, is set to show “Into the Wild: New Works by Su Limbert,” featuring an ethereal cast of female and animal characters exploring the themes of vulnerability and empowerment, through Nov. 30. Visit blackbirdstudioslv.com or call 702-782-0319.

n J.W. Caldwell’s “Reading Between the Lines” is scheduled to run through Oct. 25 at the Trifecta Gallery inside The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd.

n The Contemporary Arts Center inside The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., plans to show Aaron Nemic’s participatory audio and video project “Less Popular Music” through Oct. 27. Visit lasvegascac.org or call 702-382-3886.

n Ronald Dizon’s photographs taken during his time as a relief specialist and photographer in the Operation Help Program are scheduled to be on display in an exhibit titled “War on Hunger, Peace Corps Afghanistan 1971-1973” through Nov. 4 at the Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3760.

n The Rotunda Gallery inside the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, plans to show “Inner Sanctum” by Troy Gillett through October. The show is constructed from reclaimed Las Vegas doors in various states of decay. Visit clarkcountynv.gov/parks.

n Wings over the Springs is back at the Springs Preserve with owls, falcons, hawks and ravens flying overhead in two live shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekends and select school holidays through Feb. 24. New to the show are the Harris hawk, peregrine falcon, yellow vulture, African augur buzzard, common buzzard and a pair of yellow-billed black kites native to Southern Africa and the Middle East. The two female kites are said to be the only members of this species in the U.S. The flight shows are free with Springs Preserve membership or paid admission. For $10, guests can upgrade to a backstage pass that allows direct interaction with the birds after the show. Visit springspreseve.org.

n Vermont painter Daniel Gottsegen’s exhibit “Mountains and Valleys Without End” is scheduled to be on display through Dec. 8 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 Brush St. Visit artslasvegas.org.

n The Bet on the Farm! Farmers Market is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is free. Most farmers accept only cash. Visit springspreserve.org or betonthefarm.com or call 702-822-7700.

n The Downtown 3rd Farmers Market is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays at Third Street between Stewart and Ogden avenues in the old downtown transportation hub building. Visit downtown3rd.com.

n Happy Hour Improv is scheduled to host a “Jam Session” from 7 to 9 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month at Theatre7, 1406 S. Third St. For a $10, cash-only fee, audience members will have an opportunity to participate in the improv show. Visit happyhourimprov.com or call 702-372-3201.

Plan ahead

n The Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Guild of Organists plans to open its 2012-13 organ recital series with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Christ Church Episcopal on 2000 S. Maryland Parkway at St. Louis. The free concert is set to feature Richard Elliott, organist for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Salt Lake City. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Peabody Conservatory and Catholic University of America, Elliott taught at Brigham Young University prior to his appointment at the Mormon Tabernacle.

n Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 Brush St., is scheduled to host its annual Halloween Dance at 7 p.m. Oct. 27. Jerry Tiffe and his combo are set to provide live entertainment. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Call 702-229-6383 or visit artslasvegas.org.

n Griffith United Methodist Church welcomes the community to a Pumpkin Walk and Yard Sale scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 27 at the 1701 E. Oakey Blvd. church. Admission is free. The cost to rent a yard sale space is $20. Visit griffithumc.org or call 384-5255.

n The Knights of Columbus plan an all-ages Saturday Night Stomp swing dance party the second Saturday of most months at 911 E. Ogden Ave. Lessons are scheduled at 7 p.m., and social dancing is set to run from 8 p.m. to midnight. The dress code prohibits jeans. Upcoming themes include: USO, Nov. 10; and Holiday, Dec. 8. Admission is $5, cash only. Visit saturdaynightstomp.com.

n A Symphony Park Lecture Series panel discussion titled Neon Nirvana: How an Art Form Shaped a City is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Fifth Street School Auditorium, 401 S. Fourth St. The discussion will explore how neon became synonymous with Las Vegas and the role Las Vegas and the city’s neon signs have played in architecture, graphic design, art and entertainment. Panel members are set to include Neon Museum executive director Danielle Kelly, Neon Museum board chairman Bill Marion and Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman. Doors are scheduled to open at 5 p.m. for a Zappos-hosted wine bar, and the discussions are planned from 6 to 7 p.m. Admission is free. Visit symphonypark.com.

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