Things to do in Paradise/Downtown, Oct. 8-14

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A fish fry for seniors 50 or older is scheduled at 11 a.m. Oct. 8 at the Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 N. J St. The cost is $7. Registration is required. Call 702-229-6125.

Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou is set to continue its Five Influential Stop-Motion Movies from Ray Harryhausen series with the 1956 film “Earth vs. the Flying Saucers” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

A panel discussion titled Cleaning Up Las Vegas is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the The National Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement, the Mob Museum, 300 E. Stewart Ave. Doors are set to open at 6 p.m., and a reception with food and a cash bar are planned. The event is part of the Courtroom Conversations Series. Tickets are $25, and museum members receive a 10 percent discount. Visit themobmuseum.org or call 702-229-2734.

“Jim Caruso’s Cast Party with Billy Stritch” is scheduled at 9:30 p.m. Oct 9 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. The open mic show features professional performers and amateurs. Tickets are $20 to $30. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

World Blues featuring the Taj Mahal trio, Vusi Mahlasela and Fredericks Brown is scheduled at 8 p.m. Oct 10 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $26 to $99. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

“America’s Next Top Bachelor Housewife Celebrity Hoarder Makeover Star Gone Wild,” featuring Kinsey Sicks, a dragapella beauty shop quartet, is scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. The group is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the new musical comedy satire of reality TV. Tickets are $35 to $45. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

A free organ recital featuring Isabelle Demer is scheduled from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Dr. Arturo Rando-Grillot Recital Hall in the Beam Music Center on the campus of UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The event will also include the rededication of the newly repaired Maurine Jackson Smith Memorial Pipe Organ. Visit unlv.edu or call 702-895-3011.

¡Viva el Mariachi! A concert in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The event is set to feature mariachi music performed by young musicians from the Clark County School District’s award-winning mariachi music program and dance performances by students from K.O. Knudson Middle School and Rancho High School. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

Kent Foote and The Fabulous Vegas Good Fellas are set to perform from 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Italian American Club, 2333 E. Sahara Ave. A $10 donation is suggested. Visit iacvegas.com or call 702-457-3866.

The American Place Theatre’s Literature to Life Stage Presentation of “The Glass Castle” is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. The work is a memoir of survival and resiliency told through the eyes of a young girl, written by Jeannette Walls and performed by Sarah Franek. The presentation is a pre- Vegas Valley Book Festival event. Visit vegasvalleybookfestival.org, artslasvegas.org, or call 702-229-1012.

Performances of Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” is scheduled at 8 p.m. Oct. 10-12 and 2 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13 in the Judy Bayley Theatre on the campus of UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $20 to $30 for adults and 10 percent off for children 18 or younger. For tickets or information, visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

A performance by singer/songwriter Chris Pureka is scheduled from 8 to 10 p.m. Oct. 12 at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. The event is part of The Centerpiece, a queer arts and culture series, and some events may include adult language and themes. Visit thecenterlv.com or call 702-733-9800.

The 14th annual Foundation for Positively Kids Lucky Duck Family Festival is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 12 at Town Square Park in Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event is set to feature entertainment, games, a children’s zone, food and beverages. Visitors can adopt one of 10,000 toy ducks from the Town Square pond for a chance to win prizes, including a vacation in San Diego. For more information, visit www.positivelykids.org or contact Sylvia Wolf at 702-262-0037, ext. 8.

The Our Lady of Las Vegas annual harvest festival is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 12 at Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic Church, 3050 Alta Drive. The event is set to include live entertainment, jump houses, a silent auction, a cake walk and crafts, desserts and ethnic cuisine for sale. Admission is free. Visit www.ollv.org or call 702- 802-2323.

A performance Giuseppe Verdi’s opera of “Aida,” featuring a live orchestra, is scheduled from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall on the campus of UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. A pre-opera lecture is scheduled at 1 p.m. and is presented by the principal conductor of the Nevada Opera Theatre, Frank Fetta. Visit nevadaoperatheatre.org, unlv.edu or call 702-895-3011.

GlowRun, a 5K, illuminated, costume fun run, is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Bridger Avenue and end in the Fremont East Entertainment District at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Seventh Street. Entertainment is set to begin at 6 p.m. The event is free for children 10 or younger.Others must register for $50, which includes admission to the Afterglow Party at 7 p.m. To register or for more information, visit glowrun.com.

Scottish Country Dancing is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.Oct. 11 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The event is scheduled weekly on Fridays. Admission is $5 or $4 for members of Southern Nevada Old Time Contra Dancers. Visit lasvegascountrydance.org or call 702-229-6383.

Performances at the Cockroach Theatre at the Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St., are set to kick off Oct. 11 with Harold Pinter’s “The Birthday Party.” Visit cockroachtheatre.com or call 702-818-3422.

“Inside Out: From Vegas to Wales,” an exhibition by Linda Alterwitz and Ruth Thomas, is scheduled to be on display through Dec. 28 in the gallery at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. An artist’s reception is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre is set to perform “The Boy Who Left Home to Find Out About the Shivers” at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 and 12 and 2 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Visit artslasvegas .org or call 702-229-6383.

“Energized — The Works of Vernon Rowlette” is set to be on display from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays through Nov. 9 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. An artist’s reception is scheduled at 2 p.m. Oct. 5. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.

“Scratch and Dent,” an exhibition of new works by Biscuit Street Preacher, is set to be on display through Nov. 1 at the Amanda Harris Gallery, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The gallery is open 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and by appointment. Visit amandaharrisgallery.com or call 702-769-6036.

Artwork of the people, landscapes and architecture of the Philippines by Julian P. Eusebio is set to be on display through Nov. 5, at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.

An exhibit of Clifford Singer’s geometrical paintings is scheduled to be on display through Oct. 15 at the Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3760.

Large-scale photographs from Clint Jenkins “Endangered” series are set to be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and by appointment through Oct. 18 at MCQ Fine Art, 620 S. Seventh St. Visit mcqfineart.com or call 702-366-9339.

PLAN AHEAD

The 42nd annual Lobster Fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at Christ Episcopal Church, 2000 S. Maryland Parkway. Walk-in purchases and those made by phone are set to end at 4 p.m. Oct. 17, and online purchases are slated to end at 10:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Lobsters may be purchased at the fair, subject to availability. The free event is set to include live entertainment, raffles, arts and crafts and food booths. Visit lobsterfair.com.

The Danny Gans Memorial Champions Run for Life hosted by Donny Osmond is scheduled Oct.19 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. A 1-mile fun run/walk is set to start at 7:30 a.m, the 5K team, wheelchair and stroller divisions are slated to begin at 8 a.m., with the Champions Run for Life scheduled at 9:30 a.m. Registration online at active.com is $27 for adults, $22 for children and $17 per person for groups of 10 or more. All entries are $40 on the day of the event. The event benefits the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702- 269-5000.

Our Lady Peace is set to perform a free concert Oct. 19 on the 3rd Street Stage at the Fremont Street Experience. Visit thed.com.

ONGOING EVENTS

The Bet on the Farm! farmers market is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

Weekly children’s events planned at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., include story time, scheduled from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Mondays at the activities center; and toddler time for children 5 or younger, scheduled for 11 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays in the library. The cost is included with general admission to the preserve. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

Scottish country dancing is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Fridays at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Admission is $5 and limited to participants 13 or older. Call 702-656-9513 or visit lasvegascountrydance.org.

The Ethnic Express International Folkdancing Club plans an event from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Admission is and limited to participants 8 or older. Visit ethnicexpresslasvegas.org or call 702-732-4871.

Ballroom dancing is planned from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 401 E. Bonanza Road. Music is provided by Boyd Coulter’s Good Times Band. The cost is . Call 702-795-8140.

The Vegas StrEATS food and culture festival is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month in the Jackie Gaughan Plaza outside the El Cortez, 600 E. Fremont St. Food trucks, live music, artists and more are featured. Visit vegasstreats.com.

The Bootlegger Bistro, 7700 Las Vegas Blvd. South, hosts a variety of live entertainment daily. Visit bootleggerlasvegas.com.

Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Road, plans to host Jazz Workshop, a quartet, starting at 10 p.m. Mondays. Visit ferraroslasvegas.com.

Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s sustainable farmers market is set to be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday inside the Desert Living Center at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is free, and purchases are cash only.

Blue Beat, an evening of local jazz acts, is scheduled at 8 p.m. Wednesdays at The Beat Coffeehouse, 520 Fremont St. Beer and wine sales begin after 7 p.m. Call 702-409-5563 or visit thebeatlv.com.

The Grand Ole Vegas Revue, a vaudeville-style tribute to early 20th-century theater, is slated to run at 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays in the showroom at the Plaza, 1 S. Main St. Tickets start at 9.95 for adults and 9.95 for children. A 15-minute singalong is set to precede each show. Call 702-946-8934.

The Double Down Saloon, 4640 Paradise Road, hosts a variety of live entertainment throughout the week. Call 702-791-5775 or visit the saloon’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Double-Down-Saloon-Las-Vegas/43793799630.

The Artisan Hotel Boutique, 1501 W. Sahara Ave., plans to host Cuban Nights on Wednesdays. Doors open at 10 p.m. Cuban dance music, hookah and bottle service are planned as DJ Shark spins the turntables. Call 702-862-0485 or visit artisanhotel.com.

Learn to swing dance Fridays at the Aruba Hotel, 1215 Las Vegas Blvd. South. No partner or experience is needed. Beginner and intermediate lessons are set from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by open dancing. Visit swingdancevegas.com.

Jerry Tiffe performs from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd. Visit arizonacharliesdecatur.com.

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.

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

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 0, cash-only fee, audience members will have an opportunity to participate in the improv show. Visit happyhourimprov.com or call 702-372-3201.

First Friday is scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. the first Friday of the month in downtown Las Vegas. Admission is free. Free parking with shuttle service is available at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. For information on shuttle services, artists, music and more, visit firstfridaylasvegas.com.

The fresh52 farmers market is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays in the Whole Foods Market parking lot at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com.

Nuff Said performs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturdays at Jack’s Irish Pub in Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Visit palacestation.sclv.com.

The Knights of Columbus plan an all-ages Saturday Night Stomp swing dance party the third Saturday of each month 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. Admission is $5, cash only. Visit saturdaynightstomp.com.

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society is seeking singers to be part of its upcoming season. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. Sundays in room 159 of the Beam Music Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Call 702-451-6672 or visit snmas.com.

MUSEUMS

The Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. General admission is 2. Visit discoverykidslv.org.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is 0 for adults, $8 for seniors, military and students and $5 for children 3 to 11. Visit lvnhm.org or call 702-384-3466.

The Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, offers guided tours daily. Daytime tours are set for 9, 9:30 and 10 a.m. and at 7:30, 8, 8:30 and 9 p.m. through July 31. Reservations are recommended. Tickets are 8 or 2 for Nevada residents, seniors, active military and veterans and students. Children 6 or younger are admitted free. Visit neonmusuem.org.

The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave., is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is for anyone 12 or older. Visit parks.nv.gov.

The National Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement (the Mob Museum), 300 Stewart Ave., is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are 9 for adults, 3.95 for children ages 5 to 17 and students, 5.95 for seniors, military, law enforcement and teachers and 0 for Nevada residents. Visit themobmuseum.org.

The Nevada State Museum, 309 S. Valley View Blvd., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays through Mondays. Admission is $9.95 for Nevada residents, 8.95 for adults and free for children 18 or younger and for members of the Nevada State Museum or the Springs Preserve. Visit museums.nevadaculture.org.

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. General admission is 8.95 for adults and $9.95 for Nevada residents. Special rates also are available for seniors, students and military personnel. Visit springspreseve.org.

The National Atomic Testing Museum, 755 E. Flamingo Road, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is 1 for Nevada residents, seniors, military personnel, children ages 7 to 17 and students. Admission to the Area 51 exhibit is an extra $6. Visit nationalatomictestingmuseum.org.

The Pinball Hall of Fame, 1610 E. Tropicana Ave., is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Admission is free, but bring quarters to play the games. Visit pinballmuseum.org.

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