THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. Steering by the Stars — Celestial Navigation: The discussion is planned for 10:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Geary Keilman of the Las Vegas Astronomical Society is set to discuss celestial navigation or the art and science of finding one’s way by the sun, moon, stars and planets. Call 702-507-6107.
2. The Beach Boys:The concert is scheduled for 8 p.m. Sept. 19 in The Club at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Tickets are $65.95 for Gold Circle and $36.25 or $50.55 for reserved and prime seats. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
3. Constitution Day Celebration:The Conservative Alliance for Community Growth plans to host a fifth annual Constitution Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 19 at the College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., in the Horn Theatre. Motivational speaker and member of the 1980 Super Bowl-winning Oakland Raiders Burgess Owens is set to be the keynote speaker, along with Niger Innis, Ron Futrell, Randy Voyard and others. A meet-and-greet is set from 10 to 11 a.m., with the program to follow from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Brenda Frank at 702-286-8957 or brenda@CAforCG.org.
4. Pigs for the Kids: The barbecue cook-off competition with brews and music is planned from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 19 at Craig Ranch Regional Park, 628 W. Craig Road. The event supports childhood cancer charities Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation and the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. Teams will compete to take home the inaugural Pigs for the Kids Barbecue Cook-Off trophy. General admission tickets are $10; children 12 or younger are admitted free. V.I.Pig Passes are $150 and include access to the V.I.Pig Tent, exclusive parking, an open bar, special chef dishes and 20 “piggy bucks” ($40 value). Visit pigsforthekids.org.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Centennial Hills Soap Crafters: The workshop is slated from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Adults are invited to learn how to make bath and body products, troubleshoot problems, work on group projects, participate in a soap exchange and win giveaways. Call 702-507-6107.
Teen Book Chats: The book club is planned from 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 11 to 17 are invited to chat about their favorite books. Call 702-507-6107.
Yu Gi Oh: The card game is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Youths 11 to 17 are invited to play Yu Gi Oh and hang out with friends. Participants must bring their own cards. Call 702-507-6107.
Naturally 7: The concert is set for 8 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $39.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.
The Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club: The monthly general membership meeting is planned from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Las Vegas Buddhist Sangha Center, 4110 N. Martin Luther King Drive. The meeting is set to include a potluck social. People are invited to learn about the Hawaiian culture and meet new friends. Visit lasvegashcc.org or email email@example.com.
“The Works of B. Matlaf” by Bruce Matlaf: The exhibit is scheduled during regular library hours through Sept. 20 inside the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-507-6100.
The Fabulous Las Vegas Scribes Membership Show: The exhibit is scheduled during regular library hours Sept. 22-Dec. 15 inside the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. The show plans to feature calligraphy, letter arts and paper arts by the Fabulous Las Vegas Scribes members. Call 702-507-6100.
DIY Craft Club: The club is planned from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited to get creative and make a craft. Call 702-507-6107.
Little Books and Little Cooks: The free seven-week healthy eating and nutrition program is sponsored by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and strives to create positive parent-child interaction as preschoolers and their parents work side by side through reading and cooking. Classes are free and open to the public. Topics planned are safety, five food groups, cooking with kids, introducing cultural foods, feeding and hunger and fullness, picky eating, and fruits and vegetables. Classes are scheduled for 11 a.m. Fridays in September at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. To register, contact Celle Miller at 702-257-5565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 through Oct. 22 and Nov. 5-Dec. 17 at Mountain Ridge Park, 7151 Oso Blanco Road; and Saturdays Sept. 19-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.
The Las Vegas Hemophilia Walk and 5K: The Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation is registering participants for the Sept. 26 Hemophilia Walk and 5K at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. All walkers or runners who collect more than $25 in walk pledges will receive a 2015 Hemophilia Walk T-shirt. There is no fee to register. Visit hemophilia.org.
“Elizabeth Blau: Off the Cliff”: A solo exhibit of paintings by local artist and recent Arctic Circle Residency fellow Elizabeth Blau is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday through Oct. 2 at the College of Southern Nevada Fine Arts Gallery, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Call 702-651-4146.
“Thicker Than Blood,” featuring paintings by Harold Bradford and Adolfo Gonzalez: Artwork is scheduled to be on display during regular gallery hours through Oct. 3 at the Left of Center Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road. Admission is free. Visit leftofcenterart.org.
Freedom from Smoking: The workshop is set from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays through Oct. 24 at the Alexander Library, 1755 W. Alexander Road. The free, seven-week course plans to discuss medicines that can help people quit smoking, lifestyle changes, managing stress and avoiding weight gain. To register, call 702-633-2880.
Voodoo: The concert is scheduled at 9 p.m. Fridays at South Padre at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Admission is free. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit texasstation.sclv.com.
Yellow Brick Road: The concert is planned at 10 p.m. Saturdays at South Padre at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Admission is free. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit texasstation.sclv.com.
WORTH A DRIVE
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.
Vegas PBS job workshop/job fair:Vegas PBS is partnering with Hiring Our Heroes to host a free pre-employment workshop and job fair for veterans, service members and military spouses from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 17 at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The workshop is set to cover a variety of topics, such as resume building, networking and interviewing. The following job fair will feature more than 50 employers, including health care professionals, with local job openings. Register at cvent.com/d/zrqxqg. Call 702-799-1010.
“In Focus: Downtown Architecture”: The exhibition is set to be on display from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. The exhibition features photos of 25 downtown buildings of significance that the city commissioned from local photographers Ryan Reason and Jennifer Burkhart to shoot for historical record. An opening reception is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 17. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
Style with a Cause: The third annual event inspiring women through fashion and beauty is scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 17 on the runway at the Great Hall inside Fashion Show mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Cocktails, small bites from Maggiano’s, a fall fashion show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, a real life beauty transformation and recognizing unsung heroes from the Las Vegas community is planned, with proceeds benefiting Opportunity Village. Tickets are $100. Call 702-569-1008 or visit stylewithacause.com.
Artist Talk by Juan Muniz: An artist talk featuring Juan Muniz is planned for 7 p.m. Sept. 17 as part of the artist talk series at Sin City Gallery inside The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. Muniz is known for his murals and paintings of cartoon-like characters dealing with modern life. Visit sincitygallery.com or call 702-608-2461. For more on Muniz, visit juanmunizart.com.
What’s Working in K-12 Education: NAIOP Southern Nevada, the commercial real estate development association, plans to host “What’s Working in K-12 Education — Perspectives From the Front Lines” as part of its monthly member meeting Sept. 17 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. A clothing drive benefiting Communities In Schools of Nevada is planned to collect slightly used men’s and women’s clean business attire. Registration, breakfast and networking begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by the program from 12:15-1:15 p.m. Call 702-798-7194.
“Hot, Dry and Inked”: An exhibit of Las Vegas tattoo art and objects is scheduled to be on display Sept. 18 through Jan. 10 in the gallery in the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org.
Cosmic Cocktails: The Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, plans to host the Cosmic Cocktails event from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 18 for guests 21 or older in the Neon Boneyard. The event is planned in partnership with the Las Vegas Astronomical Society and will offer guests the opportunity to stargaze using a variety of telescope equipment and to enjoy food and libations from some of downtown’s best restaurants. A disc jockey playing live music also is planned. Tickets are $75, and advance registration is required. A cash bar will be available. Visit neonmuseum.org/happenings.
Vegas Gone Yoga! Festival:The 2015 festival is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Classes will primarily target intermediate through advanced practitioners. Festival admission is $119 per day or $169 for the full weekend. Visit vegasgoneyoga.com.
Better Blocks Live: The pop-up event hosted by the Urban Land Institute, in partnership with the Hope Home Foundation, the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtor’s Commercial Alliance, the National Association of REALTORS, Clark County and the city of Las Vegas, is set to transform the southwest corner of Sahara Avenue and Decatur Boulevard in the Sahara Pavilion Shopping Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 as part of a smart-growth project. A home fair is planned in an empty retail space to offer area residents information on down payment assistance programs, low-interest loans and affordable housing options. A live charrette will gather information from attendees regarding the kinds of services and businesses they would like to see in their neighborhood. A pancake breakfast, bicycle decoration and staging, and a bicycle parade hosted by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada are planned for Saturday, while vendors, entertainment, prize drawings and a hot dog giveaway are planned for Saturday and Sunday. Visit uli.org.
Lucky Duck Family Festival: The Foundation for Positively Kids’ 15th annual festival is planned from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event is free, and events throughout the day are set to include family activities, a dance-a-thon, children’s games, characters and classic cars. All proceeds will benefit Positively Kids’ programs for medically fragile children in Clark County. Attendees can adopt a rubber duck for $5, or a Quack Pack of six ducks for $25, for a chance to win a grand prize of $500,000 at the 4 p.m. duck pluck, where 5,000 rubber ducks will float in the pond at Town Square. Learn more about adopting a duck by visiting duckrace.com/lasvegas.
The annual Race Against Prostate and Ovarian Cancer, “This One’s for the Boys and Girls!”: The 5K walk/run is scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at the UNLV Track & Field Stadium, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The event celebrates Prostate and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and is set to benefit 21st Century C.A.R.E. and the Las Vegas Chapter of Us TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group. The cost is $25 to register online or $30 the day of the event. Visit 21stcenturycare.org.
Neon Museum Junior Interpreter Tour: The tour is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is the first of a nine-month educational program offered for middle and high school-aged docents and marks the newest addition to the museum’s Volunteer Program. It is set to take place on the third Saturday of each month through May. Visit neonmuseum.org or call 702-387-6366.
“Tuna Can Help”: The comedy improv show hosted by The Las Vegas Improvisation Players is scheduled at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at American Heritage Academy, 6126 S. Sandhill Road. Tickets are $10 for the show or free with a donation of tuna fish in a 5-ounce can or stay fresh package. All food items and cash proceeds collected at the show will go to the Helping Hands of Vegas Valley food pantry. Visit lvimprov.com.
Fall garden tours: University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners plan to offer the free tours, with the first one planned for 10 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, covering what plants survived the summer. The Oct. 3 garden tour topic is trees, and the Nov. 21 topic is 50 Shades of Green. Attendees must meet in the courtyard. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 702-257-5555.
Pioneer Day: Visitors are invited to experience the sights, smells and tastes of the Nevada frontier with Dutch oven cooking, pack animals, blacksmithing, live 19th century music, arts and crafts, and costumed interpreters bringing the past to life from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Admission to the park is $7 per vehicle for Nevada residents and $9 per vehicle for others. Visit parks.nv.gov.
Dangerous Curves: Women in Music: A free city of Las Vegas concert featuring the trio Dangerous Curves, made up of Lisa Smith, Margaret Menzies and Karen Michaels backed up by a four-piece band, is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza at Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive. Visit dangerouscurves.weebly.com.
Travel Show: The 29th annual event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 19 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Lectures are planned, and representatives from around the world are set to present the latest in travel trends. Exhibitors are scheduled to include cruise lines, tour companies, tourism boards, hotels, resorts, travel insurance and other travel-related services. Free tickets are available in advance at all Prestige Travel offices. Visit prestigecruises.com.
Dog Daze of Summer: The annual pet event is set from 8 to 11 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Desert Breeze Aquatic Center, 8275 W. Spring Mountain Road, when dogs will be allowed to swim in the pool before it is drained for the season. Swim times are from 8 to 9:15 a.m. for dogs less than 50 pounds and from 9:45 to 11 a.m. for dogs larger than 50 pounds. Owners are not allowed in the pool. Raffles and pet contests such as “Tallest Dog,” “Shortest Dog” and “Funniest Pet Trick” are planned. Space is limited to 100 dogs per session. Pre-register at clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration for $5 or pay $10 at the door. Call 702-455-7798.
Show Your Heart Run: The 5K race and 1.7-mile fun walk are set to benefit the Children’s Heart Foundation Sept. 19 at Kellogg-Zaher Park, 7901 W. Washington Ave. Festivities are set to start at 6:30 a.m. with a warm-up and announcements to be followed by the 5K start at 7 a.m., with the fun walk to follow. Fees are $45 for the 5K and $10 for the walk. All runners receive a custom medal, a bib and D-tag for timing. Packet pick-up is available from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Boca Park REI or prior to the race. Visit chfn.org or call 702-967-3522.
Brazilian Outdoor Festival: The second annual Brazilian Outdoor Festival is planned from 4 to 10 p.m. Sept. 20 at Via Brasil Steakhouse, 1225 S. Fort Apache Road. A celebration of Brazilian Independence Day and a showcase of the culture and cuisine of Brazil, the event is set to feature live entertainment with bands, samba dancers and Capoeira performances, along with traditional Brazilian food and drinks. The event will benefit Opportunity Village. General admission is $12. Limited VIP preferred seating tickets are available upon request, with access to a menu of complimentary dishes during the event. Children 12 or younger will be admitted free. For tickets, visit the restaurant or viabrasilsteakhouse.com. For more information, call 702-804-1400.
Sun City Summerlin’s Classic Car and Motorcycle Show: The show is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Mountain Shadows Community Center, 9107 Del Webb Blvd. Admission is free, and 100 classic cars and motorcycles are set to be on display. Exhibits, vendors, food and entertainment also are planned. Call 702-966-1410 or 702-363-3581.
“Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous”: The exhibit is scheduled to visit through Sept. 20 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Displays include an animatronic Tyrannosaurus rex and triceratops, interactive video games and a dino bone dig. A behind-the-scenes tour, offering a chance to get up close with the animals, is planned from noon to 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The exhibit is included with paid admission. The tour is an additional $3 for members or $5 for nonmembers. Visit springspreserve.org.
High Roller Reining Classic Horse Show: The horse riding competition is set through Sept. 20 at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Competitors from around the world are set to participate in the event, which is also set to include a gift show featuring Western apparel and accessories, ranging from cowboy hats and boots to saddles and furniture. Admission is free. Visit southpointarena.com.
“Art”: The play by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sundays and 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays through Sept. 20 in the Fischer Black Box at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Visit lvlt.org or call 702-362-7996.
“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., Sept. 22-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.
Rose Festival: The festival and meet-and-greet sponsored by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the South Valley Rose Society are scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Free tours of the demonstration rose garden will be offered beginning at 5 p.m. The extension’s social horticulturist specialist, Angela O’Callaghan, is set to be on hand, along with Master Gardener volunteers. Cut and potted roses will be on display in classrooms B and C. The extension and rose society are collaborating on education meetings planned throughout the fall. Call 702-257-5555 or email email@example.com.
BLM, Red Rock Canyon: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Nevada Naturalist program event is slated from 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, as part of a lecture series. Kate Sorom, interpretive park ranger at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, plans to provide an overview of the Bureau of Land Management and discuss some of the educational and interpretive programs that are available regarding public lands. Contact Denise Parsons at 702-948-5906 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Super Run Classic Car Show: The 16th annual event is planned Sept. 24-27 in the Water Street District, featuring 1,000 vehicles, including hot rods, muscle cars and vintage automobiles from across the nation. A kickoff for the free event is slated from noon to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Fiesta Henderson, 777 W. Lake Mead Parkway, and festivities are set to start at 10 a.m. Sept. 25-27. Entertainment is slated to include local country band Crossroad South at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 Water St. Also planned is a pancake breakfast benefiting the nonprofit Honor Flight of Southern Nevada, along with a bounce house, a mini Ferris wheel, a book signing by local race car drivers and automotive vendors and exhibitors. The Las Vegas Cruisin’ Association is accepting applications through Sept. 14 from those who want to pay $50 to display their cars. Those entering a vehicle after that date pay $65. Car show participants will have a chance to win nearly $10,000 in cash and prizes, and more than 200 trophies will be awarded in a variety of categories. Applications are available at superrun.com/entryform.html. Visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2171.
Ultimate Teal Cocktail Dinner Party: A benefit for The Women’s Cancer Center Foundation of Nevada is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 25 in The Copa Room, 7700 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tax-deductible donations or sponsorships will go directly to the foundation to help fund its Cash for Chemo and critical research programs and to help raise awareness. Email email@example.com.
Super Summer Theatre: “Lend Me A Tenor,” the final show of the season, is planned for 7:05 p.m. through Sept. 26 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Parking is set to open at 5 p.m., and meadow seating at 6 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or rent a chair in general admission grass seating. Picnics are welcome, and concessions are sold. Tickets are $12 in advance and are available at showtix4u.com. A limited number of tickets may be available at the gate for $20.
Zombie Bash: Zombie cocktails, post-apocalyptic train and carousel rides, a zombie costume contest, zombie makeovers and entertainment from Zombie Burlesque are on the agenda for the inaugural adults-only bash set for 8 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd. Tickets are $50 each or $90 per couple, which includes two drinks each. VIP tickets, which include open bar from 9:30 to 11 p.m. and entry into a VIP party section and more, are $140 each. Visit zombiebashlv.com.
Healthy Kids Festival: The fourth annual event is set to mark Childhood Obesity Awareness Month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at Paradise Park, 4775 McLeod Drive. Sponsored by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s All 4 Kids Program and the Clark County Parks and Recreation Department, the free festival is set to include information about healthy eating and activity choices, healthy eating demonstrations, music and entertainment, games, sports exhibitions and signups, dance and Zumba. Call 702-940-5437 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Anything Goes”: Broadway Bound and Studio One’s Summerlin Dance Academy plan to present “Anything Goes” by Cole Porter through Sept. 26 in the theater at the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Tickets are $15. Visit broadwayboundlv.com.
Ride For Kids: The 11th annual event to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is planned for Sept. 27, with registration set from 8 to 9:45 a.m. at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The suggested minimum donation to ride is $40 per motorcycle. All participants will receive free beverages and lunch. A drawing will be held for a new Honda motorcycle as well as other prizes. Riders will travel from the speedway beginning at 10 a.m., rain or shine, and head south on the 215 Beltway to Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, for lunch, a Celebration of Life ceremony and entertainment. Visit rideforkids.org.
“Clybourne Park”: Performances of the contemporary drama directed by Lysander Abadia are scheduled at 2 p.m Sundays and 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays through Sept. 27 on the main stage at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for students and seniors. Visit lvlt.org or call 702-362-7996.
Solo Strips: The fifth annual event is set to feature entertainers baring it all on stage to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Aid for AIDS of Nevada at midnight Sept. 28 inside Spiegelworld’s Absinthe tent on the forecourt of Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South. A limited number of advance tickets are $20 at afanlv.org. Regular priced tickets are $25, and VIP tickets are $40 and include priority seating and a signed poster from cast members. The show is for those 21 or older.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
“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.
“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.
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.
“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.
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 Sept. 19 charity is the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.
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.
National Public Lands Day Volunteer Event: Volunteers are invited for breakfast, a nature talk and a low-key service project in honor of National Public Lands Day from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 26 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road. Families are welcome. Registration is required. Email email@example.com.
Jazz Under the Stars with Marcus Anderson: The summer concerts by the pool are planned for 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets are $15. Visit aliantegaming.com.
Centennial Hills Y Job Fair: The job fair and group exercise instructors audition is planned from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 at Centennial YMCA, 6601 N. Buffalo Blvd. People are invited to come dressed for onsite interviews and audition. YMCA is hiring for group exercise instructors, Les Mills instructors, Zumba Fitness Instructors including aqua Zumba, yoga instructors and youth wellness coaches. Must be 18 years old to apply. Visit lasvegasymca.org.
Tuff-N-Uff: The mixed martial arts event is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Tickets start at $25. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
Mount Charleston: The Health of our National Forest: The workshop is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Families are invited to learn about the ecology of Mount Charleston, the health of the forest and fire safety. Each family that attends is set to receive a small pine seedling and a take-home coloring sheet. Call 702-507-6107.
Peter White: The concert is set for 8 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $27.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.
Seeking Justice Through Art — A Convergence of Creatives: The conference is planned from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 26 at Pearson Community Center, 1625 W. Carey Ave. The symposium presented by the Left of Center Art Gallery plans to bring together social justice scholars, activists, community nonprofits and artists to discuss contemporary social justice issues and how to incorporate them into an artist’s practice. The goal is to encourage utilizing art as a means for social change. Admission is free and open to the public. To register, visit bit.ly/1E3Ephe. For information, call Vicki Richardson at 702-647-7378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunny 106.5 Ice Cream Sunday and Huckleberry Park Grand Opening: The event is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at Huckleberry Park, 10325 Farm Road, inside the Providence master-planned community. The grand opening ceremony is set for 10 a.m. and is to include a special dedication to fallen police officer and Providence resident Igor Soldo. The event will feature free frozen treats from Meadow Gold, ice cream-eating contests, bounce houses, a petting zoo, booths and more. Attendees are invited to bring new or gently used books for the nonprofit Spread the Word Nevada, which promotes literacy in Nevada children. Visit providencelv.com.
Bingo Fiesta!: The game is slated from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited to learn Spanish words while playing bingo. Call 702-507-6107.
Warren Hill: The concert is set for 8 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $20.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.
Saturn — Mysteries of the Ringed Planet: The discussion is planned from 10:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 3 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Geary Keilman of the Las Vegas Astronomical Society is set to discuss Saturn and its seven rings. Call 702-507-6107.
Chuck Negron: The concert is planned for 8 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Tickets start at $25. Visit cannerycasino.com/entertainment.
Free fiction writing workshop by Maxwell Alexander Drake: The workshop is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 inside the meeting room at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-507-6107.
Come Fly with Me: The story time is planned from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited to learn more about birds and take home a treat. Call 702-507-6107.
My Design!: The activity is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Youths 11 to 17 are invited represent their fandom by painting their own T-shirt or bag. The library is set to provide stencils and paint. Participants must bring their own T-shirts, bags and pillowcases. Call 702-507-6107.
Paraguayan Harpist Mariano Gonzalez: The concert is slated from 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Adults and seniors are invited join Paraguayan harpist Mariano Gonzalez for an afternoon performance. Call 702-507-6107.
LEGO Club: The activity is scheduled from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited to share stories and books and build projects. Call 702-507-6107.
Centennial Hills Soap Crafters: The workshop is slated from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Adults are invited to learn how to make bath and body products, troubleshoot problems, work on group projects, participate in a soap exchange and win giveaways. Call 702-507-6107.
Teen Book Chats: The book club is planned from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 11 to 17 are invited to chat about their favorite books. Call 702-507-6107.
Fall Festival: The fourth annual festival is planned all day Oct. 17 at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, 2525 Kyle Canyon Road. Visit gomtcharleston.com/calendar.html.
Michael Franks: The concert is set for 8 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $49.50. Visit aliantegaming.com or call 702-600-1625.
Craft Fair: The ninth annual Sun City Aliante Craft Fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Sun City Aliante Community Center, 7390 Aliante Parkway. Featured vendors include the Clark County Artisan Guild and Mount Charleston Crafters. Call 702-638-5000.
Travel Journals: The activity is scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Youths 11 to 17 are invited to decorate own travel journals with old maps, postcards, stamps and other travel-related trinkets. Call 702-507-6107.
DIY Craft Club: The club is planned from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited to get creative and make a craft. Call 702-507-6107.
Couponing 101: The workshop is planned from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 24 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Learn where to find the best coupons and deals on a local, regional and national level, how to organize shopping excursions and demonstrate and discuss the phenomenon of “extreme” couponing techniques that can be incorporated into a regular shopping routine. Call 702-507-6107.
Hiroshima: The live performance is set for 8 p.m. Oct. 24 inside the Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Admission starts at $30.35. Visit santafestation.sclv.com or call 702-658-4900.
Spooky Tales Craft Buffet: The activity is slated from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited dress up and celebrate Halloween through spooky stories, singing, dancing and craft-making. Call 702-507-6107.
Jimmy & The Parrots — A Tribute to Jimmy Buffet: The live performance is set for 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Dallas Events Center at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Visit texasstation.sclv.com.
Fall Sangha Asian Craft Faire: The Las Vegas Buddhist Sangha present the Fall Sangha Asian Craft Faire from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Las Vegas Sangha Center, 4110 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Admission is $1. Bento boxes and hot dogs are set to be available. Call Patty Yamano at 818-219-6982.