THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. Greek Food Fest:The 43rd annual Las Vegas Greek Food Festival, an event packed with traditional greek foods, music, dance and a carnival, is scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 1; 3 to 11 p.m. Oct. 2; noon to 11 p.m. Oct. 3; noon to 10 p.m. Oct. 4 at the St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 5300 El Camino Road. Admission is $6 for adults and free for children 12 or younger. Active military personnel and their immediate family also will be admitted free. Off-site parking with free shuttles is planned. Visit lasvegasgreekfestival.com.
2. Ironman 70.3 Silverman:Spectators can cheer on competitors at the finish line beginning at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 4 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Those who are competing will swim 1.2 miles in Lake Mead, bicycle 56 miles through hilly terrain and run 13.1 miles through Henderson’s master-planned communities. Admission is free. Visit ironman.com, cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2171.
3. Blue Party:Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s second annual Blue Party is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 2 in the courtyard of the World Market Center, 475 S. Grand Central Parkway. The event will feature original runway fashions created by local designers using clothes purchased at local Goodwill stores, live performances by David Perrico’s Pop Strings Orchestra with special guest Frankie Scinta, and TAO Group resident DJ Wendi Cakes. Live painting with artists from Jana’s RedRoom, silent and live auctions, vendor booths, and drinks provided by Wirtz Beverage Nevada also are planned. Doors are set to open at 5 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older. Standing/general admission tickets start at $35, and include one free drink ticket. For advance tickets, visit goodwillblueparty.vegas. General admission will be $40 at the door. Guests are encouraged to wear blue. All proceeds raised benefit Goodwill of Southern Nevada.
4. The third annual Improv Goblet Festival:The event featuring workshops and performances is scheduled for Oct. 2 and 3 at the Baobab Stage Theatre at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Performances are set from 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 2 and 3. Tickets are $10. Workshops are to be hosted by visiting improv troupes and cost $20 each. The Louisville Improvisors are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Bearded Men are scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m., Jet Eveleth is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m., and Bear Supply are scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit tinyurl.com/improvg, baobabstage.com or call 702-202-8010.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Breakfast briefing:Houldsworth, Russo & Co. plan to present tips for long-term planning and investing during the breakfast briefing “Five Tips for Surviving Market Volatility,” scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Oct. 1 at its offices at 8675 S. Eastern Ave. Certified financial planner Cheryl Constantino is set to offer perspectives on market volatility. Breakfast briefings are free to HRC clients and $35 for nonclients. Register at trusthrc.com.
Outdoor movies on The Green: Free outdoor movies are scheduled at dusk on The Green at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2240 Village Walk Drive. Attendees can bring lawn chairs and blankets. Upcoming films are: “Monster House,” Oct. 3; “Beetlejuice,” Oct. 10; “Casper,” Oct. 17; “Monsters, Inc.,” Oct. 24; and “Monsters University,” Oct. 31. Visit shopthedistrictgvr.com/events.
Tree selection and care: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Gardening in Small Places workshop is slated from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 3 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Participants will learn: what trees do the best in the Mojave Desert; where and how to plant them; and how to care for them. Class space is limited to 25 people. The $25 fee covers class materials. To register, email Elaine Fagin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 702-257-5573.
College Night: The city of Henderson Blue Ribbon Commission on Educational Excellence and Youth Opportunity plans to host the annual workshop for parents and students from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway. The free event is slated to feature resources and recommendations to help students prepare for college, including application techniques, resume writing tips and how to find grants and scholarships. Call 702-267-4016 or visit cityofhenderson.com.
Rockin’ Art of Sloan Canyon: In partnership with the city of Henderson and the Friends of Sloan Canyon, the Inspirada community invites valley residents to participate in the inaugural contest. Photography and artwork must be inspired by the ancient art, geology, cultural and natural resources and flora and fauna of the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area. The categories are: photography for participants 15 or older; photography for high school students; and two artwork categories for elementary and middle school students. The public is encouraged to vote for favorite entries during the People’s Choice judging period, which will identify 26 winners, determined by the entries that receive the most likes at facebook.com/inspiradanv. A judging panel will identify one contestant from the winners as the Best of Show grand prize recipient. The People’s Choice winners will be awarded $25 gift cards, and the Best of Show winner will receive a $250 gift card to David Clawson restaurant, 2840 Bicentennial Parkway. Also, the winners are set to have their artwork featured during the free Stroll ‘n Roll event set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14 at Aventura Park in Inspirada. Entries must be submitted by Oct. 28 to email@example.com. Visit inspirada.com for more details about contest rules.
WORTH A DRIVE
Las Vegas Stories: Danielle Kelly, former executive director of the Neon Museum, plans to present the free talk “Betty Willis and Her ‘Fabulous’ Signs” at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Jewel Box Theater at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The presentation is part of the library’s monthly Las Vegas Stories series examining the history of Las Vegas. Willis designed the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, as well as signs for Moulin Rouge and the Blue Angel Motel. The multimedia lecture will delve into her life and work as a visual artist and graphic designer. Call 702-507-3459 or visit lvccld.org.
Pure Aloha Fall Festival: Concerts, hula dancing, carnival and midway rides, and food vendors are slated for the 10th annual festival set from 5 p.m. to midnight Oct. 1 and 2, noon to midnight Oct. 3 and noon to 10 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Pavilion parking lot at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. Festival admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children 5 to 10, seniors 55 or older and military members. Admission is free Oct. 1 with donations for Three Square food bank. Friday and Saturday concert admission is $29 in advance or $36 day of the show. Visit vizzun.com.
“Egypt — Photographs of Everyday Life”: The Armand Thomas exhibit is set to be on display Oct. 1 through Feb. 9 in the gallery of the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.
“The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”: Michael Forsch, Matthew Snyder and Steven Sokulski are set to play all of the parts in 37 dramas in less than two hours during the SRO Productions comedy performances set for 8 p.m. Oct. 2, 3, 9 and 10 and 2 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $20. Visit srolv.com.
Successful Aging Expo: The free expo hosted by the Las Vegas Review-Journal is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 3 at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Southern Nevada residents age 50 or older are invited to visit with more than 120 exhibitors focusing on healthy living, pain management, financial planning, Medicare, travel and more. Seminars on topics ranging from financial planning to maximizing Social Security to dating after 60 are planned, along with live entertainment. Parking is free, with shuttles to run from the parking lot to the main entrance of Cashman Center throughout the day. Call 702-380-4554 or visit successfulaginglv.com.
Grapes & Hops Festival: The food, wine and beer celebration is slated from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Tickets are $100 for VIP admission at 4 p.m. and $41 for general admission if paid for in advance. Designated drivers can enjoy food samplings for $25. Visit springspreserve.org.
Cabin Fever: A ranger-led history program with a dutch oven cooking demonstration, firearms demonstrations and stories about daily ranch life is scheduled at 1 p.m. Oct. 3 on the porch of the 1870s Sandstone Cabin at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159. The park is about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Admission is $7 per car for Nevada residents. Visit parks.nv.gov/parks/spring-mountain-ranch-state-park.
Community Yard Sale: The Mountain’s Edge Fall Community Garage Sale is scheduled to feature more than 70 homeowners selling goods from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 in the parking lot of Exploration Peak Park, 9700 Buffalo Drive, with another 150 homeowners throughout the community expected to sell items from their homes. Maps to participating homes are to be available in the park. Goodwill of Southern Nevada is set to have a truck on site from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to collect unsold items and donations.
Great Garage & Antique Sale: The event featuring around 100 sellers, food trucks and children’s activities is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. Oct 3 in the parking lot of the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Admission is free. For $5, patrons can get in an hour early. Vendor booths are $50. Visit silvertoncasino.com.
Oktoberfest celebration: The sixth annual Oktoberfest celebration is set from 3 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3 at Centennial Plaza, 401 S. Fourth St., on the campus of the Historic Fifth Street School at Fourth and Clark streets. The outdoor event is free and open to the public. Traditional German food, beers, music and dance, and refreshments for sale are planned. Entertainment by the Oompoporama band, an all-female oompop party band, and the Las Vegas Bavarian Dancers is planned. A children’s activity area is set to feature caricature artists, face painting, balloon artists, games and activities. Limited free parking is available at the school, and metered parking is available across the street. The event is presented by the city of Las Vegas in partnership with the German-American Social Club of Nevada. Visit artslasvegas.org, germanamericanclubnv.com or call 702-229-3515 or 702-649-8503.
After-School All-Stars UN-Gala: The day of activities and rides at an event reminiscent of the Greater Las Vegas Inner-City Games is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m Oct. 3 at the Sport Center, 121 E. Sunset Road. More than 700 Clark County After-School All-Stars students are set to play sports and participate. Guests with a minimum $150 sponsorship are invited to attend the casual VIP All-Star Pre-Show breakfast honoring ASAS founder Elaine Wynn and other honorees, including John Pucci, Kathy Harney, Jim Jimmerson and Susie Lee, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Visit tinyurl.com/asas20.
Cox Communications Young Artists’ Concerto Competition: The Las Vegas Philharmonic plans its annual Cox Communications Young Artists’ Concerto Competition from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 inside the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre Recital Hall at the College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Young high school musicians who are legal residents of Nevada are eligible to compete. Musicians must perform one movement from a standard concerto in front of a panel of judges. One winner and one runner-up will be selected from the pool of applicants participating in the competition. The presenting sponsor of the Young Artists’ Concerto Competition, Cox Communications, is set to award the winner $2,000 in prize money and $1,000 to the runner-up. To register, visit bit.ly/1hQROza.
Fall Color Guided Hike: A hike of Echo Trail with a Spring Mountains naturalist is planned from 3 to 4 p.m. Oct. 3, 4, 10 and 11 to watch the Quaking Aspen turn to gold and study the science behind the season. This Fall Foliage series is limited and lasts only as long as the leaves do. Meet at the Echo Trailhead. The cost is $5 per person. Visit gomtcharleston.com.
Glow Ball: Golf Summerlin’s third annual night golfing event is set to benefit Three Square food bank’s BackPack for Kids Program Oct. 3 at Eagle Crest Golf Course, 2203 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Registration is set to begin at 4:30 p.m., with a shotgun start planned at 6 p.m. Golfers of all skill levels and ages are welcome. Event registration is $45 and includes a $20 donation to Three Square, light appetizers donated by Cantina Laredo at Tivoli Village, dessert donated by Whole Foods Market, nine holes of golf and one glow-in-the-dark golf ball. Raffles also are planned. Register at the Eagle Crest Golf Course pro shop. The field is limited. Each player must bring a flashlight for use while driving the golf carts around the course. Visit golfsummerlin.com or call 800-803-0758.
Alma de un Artista: The free celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month is planned for noon Oct. 3 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Peruvian piano experimentalist and poet Carlos Mongrut is set to perform. Call 702-507-3711 or visit lvccld.org.
Blocktober: The event, hosted by Central Christian Church Summerlin, is planned for Oct. 4 after each service, at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and noon, at Faith Lutheran High School, 2015 S. Hualapai Way. Food from Chick-fil-A, bounce houses, a Trunk or Treat, games and more are planned. Visit centralonline.tv/summerlin.
Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society: The society plans to gather at 1 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. A social hour is to be followed by the meeting at 2 p.m. with speaker Diana Smith presenting a talk on Orchid Pests — Troubleshooting, Preventing and Diagnosing Problems with Orchids. An orchid sale, show-and-tell, and food and refreshments also are planned. The meeting is free and open to the public. Call 702-845-4872.
Pawn Stars Poker Run: The event benefiting the Epilepsy Foundation of Nevada and led by Rick Harrison of “Pawn Stars” is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 4 from the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, 713 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Early registration is $30 per rider and $20 per passenger. Visit epilepsy.com/nevada.
“Music Maestro!”: The premiere of the Nevada Chamber Symphony’s 31st season is scheduled at 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Reservations are suggested due to limited seating. Call 702-507-3459 to reserve a seat. Visit lvccld.org.
The Gracias Choir: The free performance by the award-winning choir is scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Visit iyfusa.org or call 702-386-7100.
“Pirates: Myth and Merriment”: A new live show featuring lessons and facts about the pirate’s life at sea with pirate songs and more is planned at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekends Oct. 3 through Nov. 29 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The show is free with paid admission. For an additional $5, guests can dress up like pirates and pose for pictures. Visit springspreserve.org.
Native American Stories: Local Paiute people are set to share stories, dance, music, crafts and food customs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24 in the reconstructed Native American village in the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The activities are free with paid admission. Visit springspreserve.org.
Garden Tour: Visit private, water-smart landscapes and gardens and get tips from master gardeners during the free self-guided tour of nine local homes scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 10. Register by Oct. 7, sign a waiver and download a map at springspreserve.org.
National Public Lands Day: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area plans to celebrate National Public Lands Day from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Red Spring/Calico Basin, where volunteers are needed to help restore the Red Spring boardwalk and to clean trails. Friends of Red Rock Canyon plans to provide morning snacks, swag, beverages and lunch. Meet at the Red Spring Picnic Area at Calico Basin Road. Registration is limited, so sign up early. To volunteer, email your full name to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Rock Pro Open: The United States Tennis Association’s Women’s $50,000 Pro Circuit tournament is scheduled through Oct. 4 at Red Rock Country Club, 2250 Red Springs Drive. A free Kids Day is planned for Sept. 27, sponsored by Sunrise Children’s Hospital with a special guest appearance by Brando Christo, author and creator of the children’s tennis book “Buddy The Ball.” Visit redrockproopen.com/schedule.
Spook-tacular Kids Fashion Show: Neiman Marcus is slated to present the fashion show from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in the events center at the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd. The event is set to include themed activities and children’s couture. For ticket prices, contact Marnie Gambit at email@example.com or 702-880-4032.
Old-Time Reunion Party: The 20th annual reunion is set to honor Kirk Kerkorian with cocktails at 4:30 p.m. and dinner and entertainment at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Mardi Gras Ballroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets are $45 or $450 for a table of 10. Call 702-998-9097 or fax 702-952-5446.
Swing for the Kids: The golf tournament to benefit The Foundation for Positively Kids, a local nonprofit that provides a continuum of health care services for medically fragile and special needs children, is set from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle. The cost is $200 for individual golfers and $750 for a foursome, which includes 18 holes with a cart, an event T-shirt, a golf survival kit, breakfast and an awards luncheon. Hole-in-one contests with prizes are planned. Visit positivelykids.org or contact Sylvia Wolf at 702-577-3106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
50th Western reunion:Western High School’s class of 1965 plans to host its 50th reunion Oct. 16 and 17 at the Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. Call Kathy Keller at 702-736-3155 or e-mail email@example.com.
Watercolor show: The Nevada Watercolor Society plans to host an artist’s reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The society’s exhibit is set to be displayed through Jan. 3. Visit nvws.org or lvccld.org, or call 702-507-3630.
Wine & Food Tasting Extravaganza: The 16th annual benefit for Nathan Adelson Hospice’s pediatric program and families in need program is scheduled to include wine tastings, food samplings, and live and silent auctions from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 8 at Gaudin Porsche, 6800 Redwood St. Guests must be 21 or older. Tickets are $75. Visit nah.org or call Stephanie Forbes at 702-938-3910.
Las Vegas Burlesque Festival: Nightly showcases of local and nationally renowned burlesque stars, cocktail mixers and swap meet-ups are scheduled Oct. 8-10 at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road. Oct. 8 attendees are invited to dress as Elvis, showgirls or Las Vegas icons for a chance to win $200. Local and visiting performers are set to compete for an Ace of Spades Best of the Fest Award on Oct. 9. The Spectacular Showcase is set for Oct. 10. The festival is also set to feature a six-session Burlesque 101 school. Admission starts at $45 per day if purchased in advance. for Visit lvburlesquefestival.com.
Banff Mountain Film Festival’s Radical Reels: The event is scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The screening is free, but a wristband is required to attend. Limited to one per person, they will be distributed starting at 6 p.m. in the Clark County Library theater courtyard. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival: The 22nd annual festival is set to return to Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road, Oct. 9-11. More than 200 artisans, historical re-enactments, and food and drink are planned. With traditional musical performances from Wicked Tinkers, Dread Crew of Oddwood, Bogtrotter’s Union and Killian’s Angels, and the return of the dinner theater, this year’s event is set to feature several smaller stages with entertainment by the Gypsy Time Travelers, Mullaney, Nature of Mercy, Whiskey Bards and costumed performers such as the Bawdy Juggler Adam Reid, Endless Productions and the Snake Army. The festival is set to be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 9 and 10 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11. Admission is $13 per day in advance for adults and $8 per day in advance for seniors 60 or older and children 6 to 12. Children 5 or younger will be admitted free. Three-day passes are $30 for adults and $20 for children 6 to 12 and seniors 60 or older. Combo packs including three-day admission, an event T-shirt and a commemorative poster are available. Visit lvrenfair.com. The event box offices will be open at the festival starting at 9 a.m. daily during the fair. Day-of-show prices increase on site when the gates open to $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and children. Parking is free at Sunset Park. Overflow parking (with free shuttle service) will be available at Del Sol High School, 3100 E. Patrick Lane, beginning after 5 p.m. Oct. 9, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct 11. Call 702-455-8200.
Circus Couture presents “Twelve”: The unique and extravagant circus, fashion and art event is planned for 6 p.m. Oct. 9 inside The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road, to benefit the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada, the state’s only clinic treating kids with cancer regardless of insurance. A silent and live art auction is planned, along with a circus spectacle showcasing performances and runway fashion. Tickets start at $35 at circus-couture.com or at hardrockhotel.com. VIP table reservations may be made by contacting VIP Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 702-732-0952.
Pawcasso Art & Silent Auction: The fourth annual fundraiser is planned from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. A cocktail party, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, live music, original art by local artists and a raffle are planned to raise funds for local animal rescue groups. Tickets are $25 in advance at pawcassolv.org and $30 at the door.
Spring Mountain docent classes: The Spring Mountain Ranch State Park Docent Organization is seeking volunteers. New classes are set to start Oct. 10. Call 702-355-9341 or email email@example.com.
Chefs for Kids charity golf tournament: The event is set for 7 a.m. Oct. 13 at Painted Desert Golf Course, 5555 Painted Mirage Road. Registration is $125, with proceeds going to benefit area anti-hunger nonprofit Chefs for Kids Inc. The fee includes a greens fee, a cart, range balls, snacks, lunch, longest drive and closest-to-the-pin awards and prizes for all winners. Register by Oct. 6 by contacting Harvey Blankfeld at 702-203-1165 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
P3Studio artist-in-residence: Shantell Martin presents her “Record & Play” exhibit through Oct. 11 in the PS3Studio at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Guests can share their story and listen to the stories of others. Hours are from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/experience/art.aspx.
LV Craft Shows: Shows are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 17, Nov. 28 and Dec. 13 in the Veil Pavilion at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Admission is free. Visit silvertoncasino.com.
“The Book of Mormon”: The musical is set to return to Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., through Oct. 18, with performances set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets start at $36. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2000.
Tennis classes: Tennis classes for youths and adults conducted by the Nevada Tennis Association are planned for Mondays through Oct. 19 and Nov. 2-Dec. 7 at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park, 7351 W. Alexander Road; Tuesdays through Oct. 20 and Nov. 3-Dec. 8 at Garehime Heights Park, 3901 N. Campbell Road; Thursdays Sept. 17-Oct. 22 and Nov. 5-Dec. 17 at Mountain Ridge Park, 7151 Oso Blanco Road; and Saturdays through Oct. 24 and Nov. 7-Dec. 19 at Sunny Springs Park, 3801 Golden Talon Ave. Weekday times and fees for each six-week session are, for ages 5 to 8, $42, 4 to 4:30 p.m.; ages 9 to 12, $60, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; teens, $60, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; and adults, $60, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday times and fees are ages 5 to 8, $42, 9 to 9:30 a.m.; ages 9 to 12, $60, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; teens, $60, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and adults, $60, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call USTA Nevada at 702-792-8384 or visit ustanevada.com.
Butterfly Habitat: With weather cooling, the butterflies are expected to be back, and the Butterfly Habitat at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., is slated to be open from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. daily. Admission to the habitat is $2 for members and $3 for nonmembers. Visit springspreserve.org.
Theater Classes: Super Summer Theatre is expanding with plans to offer fall theater classes in its studio space at 4340 Valley View St., Suite 204. Upcoming offerings include classes in auditioning, performing and stage combat. Sessions for adults and youths 11 to 15 are slated to start in September. Visit supersummertheatre.org.
“Breathe Onto the Mirror”: The exhibit by Jacqueline Ehlis is planned to run through Nov. 8 at The Studio at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Ehlis is the chairwoman of the art department at Portland Community College, and her work incorporates the interaction of color, light and reflection, reminding the viewer that they are the vehicle that interprets and is part of the works through their reflection in the mirrors. Call 702-507-3631.
“It Happened Like This”: The free annual exhibition of mostly local artists, including Richard Hooker, Kim Johnson and C.A. Traen, reinterpreting the literary influences of narrative and mystery is open during receptions and by appointment only through Nov. 25 in the Mayor’s Gallery at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Call 702-229-1012 for an appointment and more information.
“The Art of Craft”: The exhibit is set to run through Dec. 6 in the art gallery at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. A variety of different mediums will be displayed, including fused glass, textiles, paper crafts, jewelry, original paintings, mixed media and original photography. Visit lasvegascraftersguild.com, lvccld.org or call 702-507-3860.
Chorus Singers sought: The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society has openings in both the Musical Arts Chorus & Orchestra and the Musical Arts Singers choral ensemble. To audition, visit snmas.com or call Dr. Douglas R. Peterson at 702-451-6672 for an appointment.
Dinosaurs & Roses charity drive: The thrift store at 4310 E. Tropicana Ave. plans to host a weekly event featuring a different charity each week. Shop in the nonprofit’s store that week, and 20 percent of the sales will go to the charity. Visit dinosaursandroses.org and print a coupon or mention the charity of the week when you come in to shop. The Oct. 3 charity is Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNLV.
“Hot, Dry and Inked”: An exhibit of Las Vegas tattoo art and objects is scheduled to be on display through Jan. 10 in the gallery in the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org.
Classic movies: Outdoor films are set to screen at 8 p.m. at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. The schedule is: Oct. 9, “The Breakfast Club”; and Oct. 23, “The Goonies.” Tickets start at $6.50. Visit thehendersonpavilion.com.
Gay Rodeo Finals: The International Gay Rodeo Association event is scheduled Oct. 9-11 at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event is set to feature competitors from around the nation vying for the championship title. Opening ceremonies are set for 6 p.m. Oct. 9, with the event continuing at 9 a.m. Oct. 10 and 11. Tickets start at $20, and children 12 or younger are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. Visit igra-wgrf.com.
Lebanese American Festival: The eighth annual event is slated from 4 to 11 p.m. Oct. 9, 2 to 11 p.m. Oct. 10 and noon to 8 p.m. Oct. 11 at St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church, 10325 Rancho Destino Road. Carnival rides, food, a beer and wine bar, live music, folklore dance performances, raffle prizes and more are planned. The cost is $3 or free for children 10 or younger and for active-duty military personnel and their immediate families. Visit lebaneseamericanfestivallv.org or call 702-616-6902.
Sunset Songwriting Festival: SongTown and Nashville Unplugged have partnered to launch the event, slated from 3 to 10 p.m. Oct. 9, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 10 and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 11 at Club Madrid inside Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. The festival aims to help songwriters, publishers and producers connect and is set to feature workshops, performances, networking opportunities and more. Ticket packages start at $199 and are available at sunsetsongwritingfestival.com.
Lani Misalucha: The Filipino singer is set to perform pop, rock, soul, jazz and R&B music at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the M Resort Pavilion, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $42 and are available at the M box office, by phone at 800-745-3000 or at any Ticketmaster location or ticketmaster.com. Visit themresort.com.
Gingerbread Fair & Pantry: Shop for treats and handmade holiday gifts during the event, planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 10 at Green Valley Presbyterian Church, 1798 Wigwam Parkway. Pies, cakes, cookies, fudge, breads, brownies, muffins and gingerbread are set to be among confections. Crafts are slated to include fall and Christmas decor, kitchen items, angel motifs, jewelry, pet items, embroidered linens, floral arrangements, greeting cards and vintage items. A raffle for five pieces of art also is planned. Proceeds will benefit Green Valley Presbyterian Church projects and other local nonprofits. Call 702-454-8484.
Jason Michael Carroll: The country music artist is set to take the stage at 8 p.m. Oct. 10 inside Club Madrid at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets are $29.50. Visit sunsetstation.sclv.com.
Color Me Kind 5K: The inaugural city of Henderson event is scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 10 at Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Parkway. At each kilometer, participants will be showered in different colors to create a kaleidoscope of kindness along the trail. Registration starts at $25 with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Josh Stevens Foundation, aimed at promoting kindness. Participants who register at tinyurl.com/hendersoncolormekind or at any city recreation center using activity code 154180-58 may pick up their registration packets from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9 at the Josh Stevens Foundation office, 2340 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Suite 110. Participants also can register at 8 a.m. the day of the event at the park. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-4050.
“Swan Lake”: The Russian Grand Ballet is slated to perform the classic Tchaikovsky production at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Tickets start at $10. Visit thehendersonpavilion.com or russiangrandballet.com.
Home for the Holidays: The 14th annual Habitat for Humanities fundraiser is slated from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 16 at Ken and Michelle Alber’s home, 591 Lairmont Place. Hors d’oeuvres and entertainment are planned, and the cost is $175. Email cathy@lasvegashabitat, call 702-638-6477, ext. 105, or visit lasvegashabitat.org.
A Night of Irish Spirit: The musical event is slated at 8 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Celtic band Solas and Irish folk group The High Kings are set to perform. Irish ales and concessions will also be available at the event. Tickets start at $10. To purchase them, visit cityofhenderson.com, call 702-267-4849 or visit the Henderson Pavilion box office from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
Al Di Meola: The rock-fusion guitarist plans to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 17 inside Club Madrid at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets range from $29.50 to $51.50. Visit sunsetstation.sclv.com.
Blessing of the Animals: The annual event is slated for 9:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at First Henderson United Methodist Church, 609 E. Horizon Drive. Animals can include dogs, cats, lizards, rabbits, pigs, hamsters, fishes, tortoises, birds and others. All pets are set to receive a bag of treats and a certificate of participation. A special tribute is planned for pets that have died, with owners encouraged to bring photos to share their memories. Dogs must be on a leash, while cats and other small animals must be in a carrier. Call 702-565-6049 or visit firsthendersonumc.org.
Henderson Community Expo: The free event is planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road. More than 80 area businesses, community groups and the city of Henderson are set to participate, with products and services for health and wellness, fire and crime prevention and public safety planned, along with interactive demonstrations and activities for all age groups. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2222.
Architect & Builder Workshop: Ascaya plans to offer the free event from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at its offices, 1 Ascaya Blvd. The workshop, held monthly on the third Sunday, introduces those interested in custom homebuilding to architects, builders and lenders who specialize in custom homes. RSVP at 702-978-5800 or email@example.com.
The Henderson Saddle Association fundraising event: The event is set from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the stables, 6490 Wiesner Way. It is set to include rodeo performances, food, raffles, contests, carnival rides, a petting zoo and live music. Admission is $5 per person or $20 for groups of four or more. Proceeds are set to benefit the Basic High School students injured at a desert bonfire in June 2014. Visit hendersonsaddleclub.com.
Sportscards & Collectibles Show: The event is set Oct. 23-25 at the Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road, during regular hours. Autographed memorabilia, sports trading cards and movie action figures are set to be available. The mall is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Visit galleriaatsunset.com.
Zombie Run 5K: The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 24 on the 3.1-mile trail at Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Parkway. Registration starts at $20. Use activity code 644079-58 to register at cityofhenderson.com or by calling 702-267-4050.
Henderson Oktoberfest: The city’s inaugural salute to German heritage is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. Food trucks, merchandise, beverages and live music by The Dummkopfs and Oompoporama are planned. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 the day of the event. Attendees must be 21 or older. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2171.
Aaron Tippin: The country music singer is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 inside Club Madrid at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets range from $26.50 to $48.50. Visit sunsetstation.sclv.com.
Get Outdoors Nevada Day: 2015 Get Outdoors Nevada Day, presented by the Outside Las Vegas Foundation in partnership with Clark County, is set for Oct. 24 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road. People of all ages can get outside and celebrate Nevada’s outdoor spaces with basic park and picnic fun, activities, rock climbing, and outfitters and organizations featuring the latest in recreational opportunities. Admission is free. To register as an exhibitor, visit getoutdoorsnevada.org/day.
Craig Wayne Boyd: The season seven champion of NBC-TV’s “The Voice” is set to perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 6 at Club Madrid inside Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets range from $24 to $35 and are available for purchase at any Station Casinos Reward Center, by visiting sclv.com/concerts or through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com. Attendees younger than 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Visit sunsetstation.sclv.com.
Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine: Performances are planned for 9 and 11:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Club Madrid inside Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. Tickets are $25, $35 or $45 and can be purchased at any Station Casinos Rewards Center, by visiting sclv.com/concerts or through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com. Attendees must be 21 or older. Visit richardcheese.com.
Family camping: A Come Camp With Us event, held by the Family Campers & RVers, is planned Nov. 13-15 at the Las Vegas Bay Campground at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. A meet-and-greet, campfires, food, hiking and other activities are planned all three days. Campsites are limited. RSVP by calling 702-431-8213 or 702-540-9034.
Martin Nievera: The singer is set to perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets start at $32. Visit themresort.com/entertainment.
Live acoustic jams: The free event for adults is scheduled at 6 p.m. every Tuesday through September at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Attendees can play and sing old-time folk and blues music and meet other musicians. Visit mypubliclibrary.com.