Things to do in Paradise/Downtown

n The UNLV Chamber Orchestra plans a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Doc Rando Recital Hall at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

n “A Stitch in Time —- An Eclectic Collection of Fashions Past” is planned for Thursday at The Patio at Bar+Bistro @ The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. Mixing and mingling begin at
5:30 p.m., followed by a fashion show and silent auction to benefit nonprofit Transition Services Inc.’s Circles Magazine at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Visit

n Nextet, a UNLV ensemble that focuses on performance of works by students, faculty and guest composers, is planning a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Doc Rando Recital Hall at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

n Lance Burton and Friends plan to perform for the Zelzah Shrine of Las Vegas to benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children at 5 p.m. Saturday at Artemus W. Ham Hall at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $30 and $20. Visit or call 895-2787.

n The Asian Harvest Moon Festival is scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The festival will feature art and crafts, food, traditional performances and a children’s lantern parade. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 5 or older and free for children 4 or under. Family packs for two adults and up to four children are $12. Tickets may be purchased at the gate or at

n Las Vegas artist-donated pieces are set to be on display at “We Will Survive,” a benefit show scheduled to run Saturday through Nov. 9 at the Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The museum plans to host a “sneak peek” reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Art is to be sold via silent auction during a closing reception set for Nov. 9. Visit

n “Bold Native,” a fictional animal welfare feature film, is scheduled to be screened at 5 p.m. Saturday at Best Billiards LV, 3740 E. Flamingo Road. The event is free by calling 650-3511 in advance to be placed on the VIP list. Visit

n Marty Allen, 89-year-old comedy legend, is scheduled to perform at 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16, Nov. 12 and 13 and 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

Allen performed more than 40 times on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and starred in the comedic film “The Last of Secret Agents.” He also made several appearances on “Hollywood Squares” and other game shows.

n The visiting exhibit “Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home” finishes its stay at the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Sunday. Next up is “Body Carnival: The Science and Fun of Being You,” scheduled to open Oct. 8. Visit

n A Nevada Conservatory Theatre production of “The Taming of the Shrew” is set to run through Sunday in the Black Box Theatre at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $15 and $13.50, with discounts for seniors, military, UNLV faculty/staff, students and people with disabilities. UNLV students can purchase one ticket for $10. Visit or call

n “The Scoop on Poop! The Science of What Animals Leave Behind,” the newest visiting exhibit at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., invites science lovers to test their No. 2 IQ with interactive activities beginning Monday and running through Jan. 8. Visit

Worth a drive

n The 17th annual Summerlin Art Festival is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Summerlin Centre Community Park, 1800 S. Town Center Drive. More than 100 artists — painters, jewelers, sculptors and craftsmen — are expected to participate in the free event. The festival also will feature live entertainment, sidewalk chalk art (create your own masterpiece for $5) and food vendors. Visit

Discounts for Locals

n Cirque du Soleil’s “Viva Elvis” at Aria has a locals’ offer with two tickets starting at $75. Call 877-274-0438 and use the code word “locals.”

n Disney’s “The Lion King” at Mandalay Bay is offering two-for-one tickets for orchestra and front mezzanine seats. Call 632-7580 and use the code word “pride.”

Plan ahead

n The 49th annual Art in the Park benefiting the Boulder City Hospital is scheduled for Oct. 1 and 2 in park venues throughout Boulder City. The event includes hundreds of fine artists and craftsmen, live music and food. Visit or call 293-0214.

n The sixth annual Pure Aloha Festival is scheduled for Oct. 6-9 at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Tickets start at $35 and $30, respectively. Visit

n Lupe Fiasco is scheduled to perform at 9 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Fiasco has released the albums “Food & Liquor,” “The Cool” and “LASERS.” Tickets are $39, $59, $79 and $89. Call 942-6888.

n American rock duo Steely Dan is set to perform at 9 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $75. Call 944-3200.

n Comedian Dennis Miller is set to perform at 9 p.m. Oct. 7-9 at The Orleans Showroom, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Miller is best known for his work at “Saturday Night Live,” “Dennis Miller Live” and “The O’Reilly Factor.” Tickets start at $34.95. Visit or call 365-7075.

n Disney’s “Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever!” is scheduled at 7 p.m. Sept. 30, 4 and 7 p.m. Oct. 1 and 12:30, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3. at The Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets are $18.50, $23.50, $36.50 and $69.50. Visit or call 284-7777.

n The Temptations — Otis Williams, Bruce Williamson, Terry Weeks, Ron Tyson and Joe Herndon — are set to bring classic Motown back at 8 p.m. each evening Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $34.95. For more information, call 365-7075 or go to

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People crowd to Downtown Summerlin for the 23rd annual Summerlin Festival of Arts in Las Vegas, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (Caroline Brehman/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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