Things to do in Paradise/Downtown

“Listen,” a new play by Dave Surratt, is scheduled at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Nov. 25-26 at the Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $10. Visit or call 732-7225.

Families can enjoy original songs, fluffy tales and playful interactions at “Max And Ruby Bunny Party,” scheduled at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Cox Pavilion, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets range from $25 to $63. Visit or call 739-3267.

Aaron Woods, anthropology graduate student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, plans to shape a chunk of obsidian into a stone tool at
11:15 a.m. Saturday at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Children can take a turn carving soap into a Stone Age tool at
1:15 p.m. Sunday at the museum. Visit or call 384-3466.

The Nevada Conservatory Theatre plans to present August Strindberg’s “Miss Julie” through Sunday in the Black Box Theatre at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The play centers around Julie, a Swedish count’s daughter, who attempts to escape her sheltered lifestyle by attending the servants’ dance, where she encounters a footman named Jean with whom she engages in a battle between the sexes. Tickets are $15. Visit or call 895-2787.

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Wind Orchestra plans to present “Favor & Treasure” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The concert honors Col. John R. Bourgeois, conductor emeritus of the United States Marine Band. Tickets are $10, $8 for seniors and military personnel and free for Clark County School District and UNLV students with a valid ID. Visit or call 895-2787.

The Las Vegas Philharmonic plans to present its second Masterworks concert of the season at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The concert features Glazunov’s “Violin Concerto in A Minor,” with guest violinist Rachel Barton Pine. Tickets start at $38, with discounts available. Call 895-2787 or visit

Three Square Food Bank’s third annual Step Up & Dance event is scheduled from 12:45 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at The Rock Center for Dance, 700 E. Silverado Ranch Blvd. For a $10 donation, attendees can learn dance moves from hip-hop to burlesque, with performers in local shows. No dance experience is required. Visit therock or call 341-7625.

City of Las Vegas staffers are set to say goodbye to the Bridge Gallery on the second floor of Las Vegas City Hall, 400 Stewart Ave., with “A Walk on the Wild Side,” an exhibit featuring city and Zappos staff shoes transformed into art. The gallery’s final show is scheduled to be on display through Jan. 26. A public reception is scheduled from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Visit or call 229-1012.

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Opera Theatre plans to present “Divas” at
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday inside the Doc Rando Recital Hall at the Lee and Thomas Beam Music Center, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The performance includes Joseph Haydn’s “La Canterina” and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Impresario,” in which the Impresario owner is portrayed as Steve Wynn. Pop divas Lady Gaga and Madonna attempt to take the open spot in Wynn’s new show on the Strip in this performance. Tickets are $10 or $8 for faculty and staff members, students and military personnel. Visit or call 895-2787.

Worth a Drive

All are invited to sport their best mustache at the second annual Mustachio Bashio, scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Guests can enjoy beer pong, live-band karaoke and a mashed potato-eating contest. Visit

AlmaNova, featuring American flutist Jessica Pierce and Bosnian guitarist Almer Imamovic, is set to perform from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Visit

Mexican Vivo Dance Company is scheduled to perform from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. Tickets are $5. Visit or call 455-7340.

Colabo Productions plans performances of “Avenue Q” Wednesday through Nov. 26 at the Family Music Center, 8125 W. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $20 and $25. Visit or call 742-6109.

Ethel M Chocolates Cactus Garden Lighting is set from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the garden, 2 Cactus Garden Drive. Donation of one new, unwrapped toy is requested in exchange for a family four-pack of tickets. Toys can be exchanged through today at the factory. Visit

Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, known previously as the Gift of Lights, is set to run Friday through Jan. 1. The holiday attraction is open 5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Admission is $15 per car. Visit vegas or call 888-926-7402.

Plan ahead

Individual tickets for many of the Smith Center for the Performing Arts shows are set to go on sale at 8 a.m. Friday. Visit

Aid for AIDS of Nevada, 701 Shadow Lane, plans to host a Holiday Mingle & Jingle Benefit from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Fashion Show mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South Suite 600. Plans include a fashion show and cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Visit or call 383-8085.

Marty Allen, 89-year-old comedy legend, is scheduled to perform at 4 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11 at the Louie Anderson Theater at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Tickets start at $49.95. Locals receive a $15 discount. Visit 547-5300 or call

“Evil Dead: The Musical” is slated to return to the Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave., at 8 p.m. every Friday and Saturday in January. After a successful opening run in October, the musical will return with an extended “splatter zone” for those interested in taking part of the musical’s bloodiness. Tickets are $15 for locals, $20 for general admission and $30 for VIP splatter zone seats. Visit or call 732-7225.

Ticket packages for the second annual Cirque Week, scheduled Dec. 1-10, are on sale. Packages range from $165 for two shows to $561 for all seven Las Vegas-based shows. Packages also include access to special events, such as a meet-and-greet opportunity with Criss Angel, a behind-the-scenes look at “Zumanity,” an “O” artist workshop and more. Visit

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The weather will cool slightly through the end of the week., but highs are still expected to be slightly above normal for this year. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Mayor announces new public-private partnership
Mayor Carolyn Goodman announced the creation of the Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE, a public-private partnership that will allocate money to the city’s neediest.
Fremont9 opens downtown
Fremont9 apartment complex has opened in downtown Las Vegas. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Fall fairytale gets cozy at Bellagio Conservatory
Bellagio Conservatory introduces its fall-themed garden titled "Falling Asleep." (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
What the house that Ted Binion died in looks like today
Casino heir Ted Binion died in this Las Vegas home in 1998. Current home owner Jane Popple spent over $600,000 to restore and modernize the home. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Rescue Mission employees terminated
Don James, a former employee for the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, talks about the day his team was terminated. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Raiders Cupcakes at Freed's Bakery
Freed's Bakery will have Raiders-themed cupcakes available in store and for order during football season. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
51s fans say goodbye to Cashman Field
Las Vegas 51s fans said goodbye to Cashman Field in Las Vegas, Monday September, 3, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
51s owner Don Logan's last weekend at Cashman Field
Don Logan, owner of the Las Vegas 51s, gives a tour of Cashman Field before the team's final weekend using the field. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Metro Asst. Sheriff Brett Zimmerman on Aug. 8 officer-involved shooting
Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman met with media Monday to discuss the details of the 14th officer-involved shooting of the year. (Madelyn Reese/ Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Matt Kelly Elementary School hosted its third annual Back-to-School Red Carpet Program
Matt Kelly Elementary School hosted its third annual Back-to-School Red Carpet Program where community and business leaders joined to welcome students back with an inspirational welcome. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
Star Trek fans on show’s enduring popularity
Star Trek fans at the Star Trek Convention 2018 talk about why they think the show has stayed popular across the years Thursday, August 2, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Nonprofit provides clothing for homeless
Sydney Grover of Can You Spare A Story?, talks about how she founded the non-profit organization. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Family remembers deceased mother
Family members of Adriann Gallegos remember her. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Camp Broadway teaches kids how to sing and dance
The Smith Center's seventh annual Camp Broadway musical theater program gives 150 kids ages 6-17 an opportunity to learn musical theater skills from industry professionals over a five-day period. Marcus Villagran/ Las Vegas Review-Journal @brokejournalist
Restoring classic Corvettes to perfection
Members of the National Corvette Restorers Society Convention talk about what it takes to earn the NCRS Top Flight Award for a restored Corvette at South Point in Las Vegas on Tuesday July 17, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Watch Ruthless! at Las Vegas Little Theatre
The musical Ruthless! will be playing at Las Vegas Little Theatre from July 13-29. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Cadaver art and sword swallowing at The Dark Arts Market
Curator Erin Emrie talks about her inspiration for The Dark Arts Market at Cornish Pasty Co. in Las Vegas Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
'NO H8' Campaign comes to Las Vegas
Hundreds of locals participate in the NO H8 campaign founded by Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley as a response to Proposition 8, a California ban on same-sex marriage. The campaign has since evolved to represent equal treatment for all. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
What to expect at Station Casinos' Fourth of July celebration
Station Casinos' is hosting its annual 4th of July celebration with Fireworks by Grucci. Fireworks scheduled to go off on Wednesday, July 4 around 9 p.m. at Green Valley Ranch Resort, Red Rock Resort, Fiesta Rancho and Texas Station. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Star Wars and Golden Knights mashup at downtown art shop
Star Wars and Vegas Golden Knights fans attend the Boba Fett Golden Knight Paint Class at The Bubblegum Gallery in Las Vegas, Friday, June 29, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Tourists and locals enjoy Independence Day fireworks at Caesars Palace
Hundreds of tourists and locals gaze at the Independence Day fireworks show at Caesars Palace on Saturday, June 30, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Clark County recount votes in commission’s District E primary
Clark County staff begin the recount requested by candidate Marco Hernandez in the democratic primary for the County Commission's District E seat on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Long-running local hip hop producer wants Vegas rappers to shine
Las Vegas Hip Hop producer and co-owner of Digital Insight Recording Studios Tiger Stylz reflects on 30 years of music production in the city. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
"Pawn Stars" fans visit Richard Harrison's memorial at Gold & Silver Pawn
"Pawn Stars" fans from around the world visit the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas following the passing of Richard "Old Man" Harrison on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Construction for new 51s ballpark underway
New home of the Las Vegas 51s is planned to be finished by March 2019 in Summerlin according to team president Don Logan. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
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