Things to do in Paradise/Downtown

In Your Neighborhood

n The Reel Rock Film Tour is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at the Las Vegas Library, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Films include “Origins: Obe and Ashima” about a 9-year-old boulder climber, and “Race for the Nose” about conquering the speed record on the El Capitan route in Yosemite National Park. Admission is free, but a wristband is required and can be picked up beginning at 6 p.m. Friday. Visit

n Expect cake and milk at the opening reception for “Let Them Eat Cake” from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Marjorie Barrick Museum at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit or call 895-3381.

n The Las Vegas Library, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North, plans to host Halloween-themed movies at 1 p.m. Tuesdays in October beginning with “Frankenstein” today and continuing with “The Mummy” Oct. 18. Visit

n The Classical Guitar Series is set to open with the Falla Guitar Trio — Adam del Monte, Gyan Riley and Kenton Youngstrom — at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Doc Rando Recital Hall in the Beam Music Center, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $40. Visit or call 895-2787.

n “Evil Dead The Musical” is set to show at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturdays and 5 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31. Tickets are $15 for locals, $20 for others or $30 for the “VIP splatter zone.” Visit or call 732-7225.

n The Green Girl Music & Arts Festival is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd.; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Bruce Trent Park, 8851 Vegas Drive; and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Sam Ash Music, 2747 S. Maryland Parkway. The festival is scheduled to feature musicians, artists, dancers, poets, an eco-fashion show and vendors. Visit

n The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre’s production of “Charlotte’s Web” finishes up this week with shows scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for teens, seniors and military personnel and $3 for children younger than 12. Visit or call 229-6383.

n Guest artist Linda Stout is planning to host a free oil pastels class on blending techniques at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Call 507-3459.

n Off-Strip Productions plans auditions for its December production, “Santa Claus vs. The Martians,” a spoof of the movie “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.” Auditions will involve cold readings from the script at 2 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday and Oct. 18 at the Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave. Visit or call 732-7225.

n The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave., plans an adobe brick building demonstration from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday. Kids can construct a brick out of water, dirt and sand. Visit or call 486-3511.

n The Nevada Conservatory Theatre’s production of “A Streetcar Named Desire” is set to run through Sunday in the Judy Bayley Theatre at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets start at $20. Visit

Worth a Drive

n Mix 94.1 FM’s Bite of Las Vegas is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Desert Breeze Park, 8275 Spring Mountain Road. Headliners include Colbie Caillat, Michelle Branch, O.A.R., Mat Kearney and 100 Monkeys. Tickets are $9 at the gate. Visit

n Lord of the Rings In Concert: The Fellowship of the Ring is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday at The Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. The complete film is set to be projected on a 60-foot screen while the film’s score is performed live by more than 200 musicians conducted by Ludwig Wicki and joined by soprano Kaitlyn Lusk. Tickets range from $35 to $125. Visit or or call 284-7777.

n The second annual Aki-Matsuri Japanese Festival is planned from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Chinatown Plaza, 4255 Spring Mountain Road. Games, karaoke, cosplay, performances, traditional dance and food are planned. Tickets are $3 or free for children 7 or younger. A portion of proceeds will go to the Japan Relief Fund. Visit or call 387-4500.

Plan ahead

n The Neon Museum, 821 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is set to host Boneyard Bash, a fundraiser for the museum’s upcoming groundbreaking, from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 28. The event is slated to feature hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, a silent auction, live music by David Christian and more. Tickets are $125 per person, and VIP seating is available for groups of eight. Visit

n Tickets for the second annual Cirque Week, scheduled Dec. 1 through 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” and an “O” artist workshop. Visit

n The Architecture & Decorative Arts Society plans to host the Las Vegas Mid-Century Modern Weekend Oct. 19-23. A five-day pass is $90 for society members and $100 for nonmembers.

Events include a kickoff mixer, Atomic Testing Museum admission, a fashion show, a silent auction, dinner, vendors, seminars, a tour of Las Vegas’ classic mid-mod neighborhoods and more. Individual event tickets range from $30 to $50. Saturday panel discussions are free. Visit

n Life Long Dreams has scheduled its third annual “Beyond the Starz” concert benefitting those with disabilities and special needs at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The World of Color theme is set to feature local talent such as the Las Vegas Mass Choir, Bobby Brooks Hamilton and Freddie B.

Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children and students with IDs. Admission at the door is $20. Visit or call 979-4642.

n Noah’s Animal House plans to celebrate its four-year anniversary with a charity event from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20 at Body English inside the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road. Food, drinks and music from DJ 88 will be provided for an admission fee of $100, which benefits The Shade Tree’s Noah’s Animal House, a refuge for pets of victims of domestic violence. Attendees also will have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction and sponsor pets. Diana Bennett of the Bennett Foundation will be honored for her $1 million donation to Noah’s Animal House. Visit or call 385-0072.

n Patrons are invited to Design Your Own Series at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 241 W. Charleston Blvd. Choose up to seven shows from 20 options at prices as low as $24 per ticket. Performances are planned for March to June 2012, and individual tickets for these titles are set to go on sale Nov. 11. Visit

Local Videos
Butterflies At The Springs Preserve
The butterfly habitat is now open at the Springs Preserve. Learn about butterflies and take in the peaceful surroundings. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
The Bellagio Conservatory's spring display has a Japanese theme
The Bellagio's conservatory is hosting around 65,000 flowers, to form a Japanese theme this spring. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
Bonnie Springs closes (Caroline Brehman/Kimber Laux)
Bonnie Springs Ranch near Las Vegas officially closed its gates Sunday, March 17, 2019. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Honoring a fallen North Las Vegas Police officer at his namesake school
The 20th Annual Raul P. Elizondo Honor Day celebrates the fallen North Las Vegas Police officer's legacy at his namesake school. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Windy day in Las Vegas Valley
The Review-Journal's camera on the under-construction Las Vegas Stadium the was buffered by high winds on Wednesday, March 14, 2019. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
March gloom falls on Las Vegas
After a rainy overnight, gloomy skies hover over Las Vegas Tuesday morning. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
John Katsilometes gets his head shaved at St. Baldrick's
Las Vegas Review-Journal man-about-town columnist John Katsilometes gets his head shaved by former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman during St. Baldrick's Foundation shave-a-thon on the Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York in Las Vegas Friday, March 8, 2019. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
The Blue Angels take flight over Las Vegas Strip
The Blue Angels’ U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron flew their signature Delta formation over a part of the Las Vegas Strip, McCarran International Airport and east Las Vegas and were scheduled to fly over Hoover Dam. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Vegas88s
Gross World Records
A group of about 20 children gathered around a TV at Sahara West Library on Feb. 27 for a history lesson on the most disgusting world records.
Graduation for Renewing HOPE program
The Renewing HOPE program graduation for homeless who spend nine months in Catholic Charities program. Graduates are preparing to enter the workforce. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Car crashes into Starbucks near Las Vegas Strip
Lt. William Matchko of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police gives details about a car crashing into a Starbucks at Sahara Avenue and Paradise Road, near the Las Vegas Strip, on Friday, March 1, 2019. (Jessica Terrones/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Car crashed into PT’s Gold
A 60-year-old man who police believe was impaired drove into a PT’s Gold at Silverado Ranch and Decatur boulevards Thursday night, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. William Matchko said. The driver was hospitalized and is expected to survive. A man inside the bar was hit by debris but drove himself to the hospital, Matchko said. (Katelyn Newberg/ Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Driver crashes vehicle into PT’s tavern in south Las Vegas (part 1)
A driver suspected of impairment crashed a vehicle into the wall of a PT’s Gold tavern, at 4880 W. Silverado Ranch Blvd., in Las Vegas on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (Katelyn Newberg/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Driver crashes vehicle into PT’s tavern in south Las Vegas (pullout)
A driver suspected of impairment crashed a vehicle into the wall of a PT’s Gold tavern, at 4880 W. Silverado Ranch Blvd., in Las Vegas on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (Katelyn Newberg/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Kids Read Books To Dogs At The Animal Foundation In Las Vegas
Kids from local Las Vegas elementary schools took part, Thursday, in a program at the Animal Foundation, where they read books to dogs. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
Pioneer Trail highlights historic locations in West Las Vegas
The Pioneer Trail, a 16-site route of historically significant locations in Las Vegas, starts at the Springs Preserve and snakes east until it reaches above the brim of downtown. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutefsya
Vegas Warm Weather Hits Las Vegas Valley
Between Feb. 20-21, parts of the Las Vegas Valley were hit with 7.5" of snow. Less than a week later, it was sunny with temperatures in the 70s. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Dr. S. Jay Hazan, a World War II veteran, talks about his arrest at the VA Hospital
Dr. S. Jay Hazan, a World War II Army veteran, was arrested in November after he caused a ruckus at the VA Hospital in North Las Vegas and stole his driver's car keys. He was arraigned on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, and the charges will be dropped after 60 days. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/ Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Claytee White talks about Black History Month
An interview with Claytee White, director of the Oral History Research Center at UNLV. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Reflecting on the Moulin Rouge and a segregated Vegas
Former employees of the Moulin Rouge, the first integrated hotel-casino in Nevada, talk about what it was like in the brief six months the casino was open. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas home prices
Home prices rose in every ZIP code in the Las Vegas Valley in 2018 for the second year in a row, according to SalesTraq. Prices grew fastest in older, more centrally located areas. But prices were highest in the suburbs. The top three ZIP codes for price growth were 89119 (29.8%), 89146 (25%) and 89030 (24.6%). The top three ZIP codes for median sales prices were 89138 ($464,500), 89135 ($420,500) and 89052 ($370,000).
Wagonwheel Drive overpass reopens after ice closure
Overpass at Wagonwheel Drive reopens after ice on the onramp caused the ramp to be shut down, Feb. 22, 2019. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Keeping warm at the city of Las Vegas’ homeless courtyard
With help from the city of Las Vegas, a Salvation Army shelter stays open during the day Thursday and Friday, offering a safe place for the homeless to find respite from freezing temperatures and snow. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Sloppy, Slushy Road Conditions Lead to Slow Traffic
Traffic slowed to a crawl on Jones are near Russell as conditions worsened Thursday. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
Winter storm blankets west side of Las Vegas Valley
On Wednesday evening through early Thursday a winter storm dumped more than 7 1/2 inches of snow on some parts of the Las Vegas Valley. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas snow day for children
Las Vegas kids play in the snow that fell on Feb. 21, 2019. (Belinda Englman/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Snow closes Red Rock Canyon, residents enjoy rare snowfall
The greater Las Vegas area was hit with snowfall on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2019. This video shows the areas surrounding Red Rock Canyon and the Summerlin community. Video by: Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Las Vegas kids attend school in the snow
Las Vegas children attend school during a rare snowstorm on Feb. 21, 2019. Staton Elementary School and other CCSD schools remained open. (Glenn Cook/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
People enjoying the snow in Summerlin
Fox Hill Park in Summerlin was busy Thursday morning, Feb. 21, 2019, with people enjoying the rare snow that fell overnight. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
NHP advises motorists to take caution during Las Vegas snowstorm
NHP advised motorists to take caution during the snowstorm in Las Vegas. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
It is a rainy Valentine's Day in Las Vegas - Video
These scenes come from the Las Vegas Stadium LiveCam (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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