Southwest-area Community Events Calendar Oct. 1-7, 2015

THE WEEK’S BEST BETS

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

“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.

Irrigation 101: Springs Preserve horticultural specialist Pete Duncombe and his son John plan to present a program on irrigation to Cactus & Succulent Society of Southern Nevada members at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Garden Club Building at Lorenzi Park, 800 Twin Lakes Drive. Admission is free and open to all. Visit csssn.org.

Grand Laughs Comedy Show: Paul Scally, Kathleen Dunbar and Tyler Linkin are set to perform at 9 p.m. Oct. 1 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission starts at $10. Visit palms.com.

“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.

“Three Classic Fairy Tales” presented by Disney Live!: The live stage show featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy on a journey through fairy tales is scheduled at 6 p.m. Oct. 2, and 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4 in the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $20. Visit orleansarena.com or call 702-284-7777.

Asylum and Hotel Fear: The stand-alone haunted houses are set to operate for the 17th year from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays and 6:30 to 10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays Oct. 2-31 in the parking lot of Meadows mall, 4300 Meadows Lane. Admission is $15 for one attraction or $25 for both. Visit lasvegashaunts.com.

Free museum entrance: Bank of America invites cardholders to explore a selection of Southern Nevada museums free on Oct. 3 and 4. Cardholders with Bank of America, U.S. Trust, or Merrill Lynch can visit the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place; the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North; or Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., free with presentation of card. Visit museums.bankofamerica.com.

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.

“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.

Junkfest: Crafters and recyclers are slated to participate alongside appraisers at the festival slated from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 at Not Just Antiques Mart, 1422 Western Ave. Appraisals are $5 each. Visit notjustantiquesmart.com.

Sips 4 Scholarships: A benefit for Good Samaritan Christian Academy is set to include live jazz music, food, wine, and silent and live auctions from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3 at the 8425 Windmill Lane school. Tickets are $15. Visit newhopechristianacademylv.org or call 702-407-6749.

Auditions for youth theater: Actors ages 8 or older are invited to audition for the Rainbow Company Youth Theatre’s production of “A Year with Frog and Toad” at 1 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. A prepared song and dressing to dance is recommended. Performances are slated for Dec. 4-13. Visit artslasvegas.org or cal 702-229-6553.

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.

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.

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 gambitm@opportunityvillage.org or 702-880-4032.

Psychic Evening: Best known for starring on the TLC cable show “Long Island Medium,” psychic medium Theresa Caputo is set to give live audience member readings and to talk about her life at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $39.75. Visit orleansarena.com or call 702-284-7777.

“Love, Sex and the IRS”: Auditions for the play are scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6 at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Performances are slated for Dec. 4-20. Visit lvlt.org.

Beta Sigma Phi City Council: The women’s group plans to meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. Meetings are usually held the first Monday of each month. Call 702-645-6666.

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.

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.

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 carlo6180@yahoo.com.

Nevada Welcomes the World: A new exhibit, featuring the Nevada pavilion designs of Frederick DeLongchamps featured in San Francisco and San Diego’s 1915 world expositions, is on display at the Nevada State Museum inside the Springs Preserve, 309 S. Valley View Blvd. The exhibit includes artifacts, costumes, manuscripts and memorabilia that offer a peek into the past. Adult admission is $9.95, which includes access to the Springs Preserve. Visit museums.nevadaculture.org/nsmlv-home.

“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.

Butterfly Habitat: With weather cooling, the butterflies are 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 volunteer@friendsofredrockcanyon.org.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fall garden tours: University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners plan to offer the free tours, with the next one planned for 10 a.m. Oct. 3 on the topic of trees at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. The Nov. 21 topic is 50 Shades of Green. Attendees must meet in the courtyard. Email lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu or call 702-257-5555.

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. Visit redrockproopen.com/schedule.

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.

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.

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.

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 sylviawolf@positivelykids.org.

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.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s third annual 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 info@brownblankfeld.com.

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.

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 westernclassof65@gmail.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 dmpavuk@cure4thekids.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.

“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 through 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.

“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.

PLAN AHEAD

Walk Off Hits: The fun pop and soul band is set to perform at 10 p.m. Oct. 8 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is free. Visit palms.com.

HallOVeen: Visitors of all ages are invited to see the Magical Forest’s walkthroughs and rides transformed into a spooky land of goblins and ghosts from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 9-Nov. 1, at Opportunity Village, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd. The last week of October, the attraction is set to be open from 5:30 to 9 p.m. nightly. Nov. 1 is set to feature a Day of the Dead theme. Admission is $11.99 for adults and $9.99 for children. Ride wristbands are $12, or individual ride tickets are $3. Combination passes are $21.99 for adults and $17.99 for children. Two free admission tickets are available to patrons who donate five bags of wrapped candy. Visit opportunityvillage.org.

Gregg Allman: The singer, songwriter and co-founder of The Allman Brothers Band is set to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 9 at The Pearl inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $39. Visit palms.com.

Vegas Rock All-Stars: The supergroup featuring members of L.A. Guns, Faster Pussycat and Slaughter is set to play at 10 p.m. Oct. 9 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is free. Visit palms.com.

Night at the Museum: Children 5 to 12 are invited to watch “Hotel Transylvania” and enjoy pizza and spooky fun from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Origen Gallery at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Participation is $20 for Springs Preserve members and $25 for others. Visit springspreserve.org.

Monopoly Tournament: The Adoption Exchange plans a fundraiser honoring Dr. Tony and Renee Marlon from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 10 at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Festivities are set to include a silent auction, a cocktail reception, dinner and a one-hour Monopoly tournament with prizes for first, second and third place. Player passes start at $50. Call 702-436-6335 or visit adoptex.org/monopoly.

Shelby & Tieg: The six-piece folk/pop band from Sunland, Calif., is set to present a free, all-ages concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive. Bring blankets or low-back chairs for the outdoor performance. No glass containers or pets are permitted. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-3514.

Jamey Johnson: The four-time Grammy Award-winning country artist is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11 in The Orleans showroom, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $39.95. Visit oreanscasino.com.

The Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson: The group is set to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Veil Pavilion at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Tickets start at $29. Visit silvertoncasino.com.

David Perrico and the Pop Strings Orchestra: The 15-piece ensemble led by trumpeter David Perrico is set to perform pop, rock and jazz hits at 11 p.m. Oct. 10 and 24 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is free. Visit palms.com.

Basque Festival: Celebrate Basque culture with music, dancing and food from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11 in the theater meadow at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159. The park is about 10 miles west of the 215 Beltway. Visit parks.nv.gov/parks/spring-mountain-ranch-state-park.

Walk With a Doc: A free presentation on breast health is scheduled for 8 a.m. Oct. 15 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Upcoming programs are set to feature healthy holiday eating on Nov. 19 and coping with holiday stress on Dec. 17. Visit umcsn.com.

Encore Award for Clint Holmes: The Nevada School of the Arts is set to honor Holmes with an Encore Award for Musical Excellence at a musical celebration with honorary guests George and Kathy Garlock at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 in Ghostbar at The Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. The event is set to feature string instrument performances by students, faculty members and guest performers as well as hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Tickets are $250 in advance. Call 702-384-2787.

Haunted Harvest: A haunted maze, trick-or-treating stations, carnival games, live entertainment and more are in store for visitors to the attraction scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 16-18, 23-25 and 30-31 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Admission is $6 or $3 for members. Haunted train rides are an additional $3 for members and $5 for others. Visit springsperserve.org.

Jewish talent variety show: The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada is planned Viva Oy Vegas!, a variety Jewish talent show, Oct. 17-18 at the Baobab Theater in Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Singers, dancers, comics and more are planned. For tickets and more information, visit jccsn.org or call 702-794-0090.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament of Champions: Children in grades 4-12 are invited to bring their own cards and duel from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.

One Drop for Water: Pay tribute to women and children who spend hours a day collecting water with a walk from The Smith Center for the Performing Arts to the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., where family-friendly music, entertainment, food and carnival games are set to be waiting. Registration starts at 8 a.m. Oct. 17 at The Smith Center, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Registration is $20 to 25. Visit springspreserve.org.

Family, Fur & Fun Festival: Canines and owners can enjoy booths, fly ball demonstrations, hands-on activities, pet costume contests and more at the annual festival scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 in Exploration Peak Park, 9600 S. Buffalo Drive. Admission is free. The costume contest is $3 per category. Visit familyfurandfun.com or call 702-595-0644.

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.

Cyanide: The local heavy metal band is set to perform at 10 p.m. Oct. 17 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is free. Visit palms.com.

Odyssey’s Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure: Find out what it’s like to be a shipwreck explorer, the captain of a sinking ship or a pirate on the run in the visiting interactive exhibit scheduled to be on display Oct. 18 through Jan. 31 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org.

Sin City Sinners: The local rock band is set to perform at 10 p.m. Oct. 22 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is free. Visit palms.com.

Casa Valentina”: The play directed by Walter Niejadlik is set to run Oct. 23-Nov. 8 at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Those interested in being a tech volunteer or stage manager are invited to email volunteers@lvlt.org.

Monster Masquerade: An adults-only evening of mystery and mayhem with train rides, a carousel, drinks and entertainment is scheduled from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 24 in the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd. Tickets are $75 each or $120 for two. Each ticket includes two drinks. VIP tickets, which include open bar from 9:30 to 11 p.m. and more, are $170. Entry in the costume contest is $10. Visit opportunityvillage.org.

Sugar skulls: A workshop for beginning and intermediate level artists ages 7 or older is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

WolfCreek: The local country and rock band is set to perform at 10 p.m. Oct. 29 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is free. Visit palms.com.

Kris Kristofferson and John Prine: The co-headliners plan a concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at The Pearl inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $49. Visit palms.com.

Rockie Brown & The Fellas: The neo-soul band is set to perform at 10 p.m. Oct. 30 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is free. Visit palms.com.

Freaky Funk Halloween Bash: Con Fun Shun, DJ R.O.B. and the Funk All Stars are set to be featured in a 21-or-older show at 8 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Veil Pavilion at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Tickets start at $29. A dance after party is set for 10 p.m. Visit silvertoncasino.com.

Fall suit drive: The United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council plans to host its annual one-day suit drive from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 6 in the parking lot of NV Energy, 6226 W. Sahara Ave. Donate suits and other professional items including dresses, shoes, handbags and jewelry for women in need. The drive helps women prepare for career opportunities and gain confidence to succeed during job interviews and in the workplace. Donations will benefit United Way-accredited agencies with back-to-work programs for women. Gently used and/or professional attire should be clean and on a hanger. Drive-through donations can be made. Visit uwsn.org/wlc.

“Yellow Face”: The play, to be directed by Rommel Pacson, is set to run Nov. 6-22 in the Black Box at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Those interested in being a tech volunteer or stage manager are invited to email volunteers@lvlt.org.

Humanitarian Work Day: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints plans to host a Humanitarian Work Day from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Las Vegas Stake Chapel, 3400 W. Charleston Blvd. Volunteers are needed to work on sewing quilts, folder games for local schools and tying quilts for general humanitarian needs. Items made will be passed out to local hospitals, schools and charities. Lunch will be served at noon. Call 702-877-3008.

Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic: The invitational basketball tournament featuring teams from the University of Colorado, Southern Methodist University, Pennsylvania State University, Kent State University, Canisius College, the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Nicholls State University and Hampton University is scheduled for Dec. 22 and 23 at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Two-day packages start at $50. Visit orleansarena.com or call 702-284-7777.

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Bluegrass jam sessions: The events are planned at 11:30 p.m. Saturdays on the patio at McMullan’s Irish Pub, 4650 W. Tropicana Ave., Suite 110. Call 702-247-7000.

Buddhism 101: The free event is planned at 10 a.m. Saturdays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the SGI-Las Vegas Buddhist Center, 2725 W. Charleston Blvd. Participants can learn about Nichiren Buddhism, karma, the Lotus Sutra and how to chant to transform their lives and become happy. Visit sgi-usa-lasvegas.org or call 702-258-6489.

Pau Hana Social: The Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club conducts a monthly social gathering at the Aloha Kitchen & Bar, 2605 S. Decatur Blvd., No. 110. Potential new members are invited to attend. Visit lasvegashcc.org.

Film Screenings and Live Performances: The Sci Fi Center, 5077 Arville St., offers events most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A Typical Saturday Night, an evening of burlesque and comedy, is scheduled at 10 p.m. every third Saturday. Live shadowcast performances of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” are scheduled at 10 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. For a full schedule of upcoming showings, visit thescificenter.com.

Fish Feeding: Watch staff members feed the fish in the faux stream at 4 p.m. Fridays at Bass Pro Shops, 8200 Dean Martin Drive. Visit basspro.com.

Birds of the Air Food Pantry: Operating out of Epic Church, 8755 W. Warm Springs Road, the pantry is set to provide free groceries to those in need from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of the month. The church serves ZIP codes 89113, 89118, 89139, 89141, 89148, 89178 and 89179. Call 702-838-6213.

Las Vegas Crafters Guild: The group meets monthly at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday at Michaels, 7195 Arroyo Crossing Parkway. Visit lasvegascraftersguild.com or call 702-260-0932.

Live Music: Music is offered from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays featuring Marty Mancuso and from noon to 3 p.m. Sundays featuring Mark and Dom at Elements Kitchen & Martini Bar, 4950 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 100. Call 702-750-2991 or visit elementskitchenandmartinibar.com.

Square Dancing Classes: The Stardusters Square & Round Dancers meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays for $5 at the Meadows Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 2900 S. Valley View Blvd. Call 702-348-4906.

Ethnic Express International Folk Dancing: The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., has scheduled dancing for participants 8 or older from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesdays. The cost is $4 per person. Learn international dance styles, including Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Greek, Israeli, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian and Turkish folk dances. Call 702-732-4871 or visit ethnicexpresslasvegas.org.

Free Fly Fishing Workshops: Workshops led by Bill Teresco are set to be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. for beginners and from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. for advanced students Thursdays at Bass Pro Shops, 8200 Dean Martin Drive. Visit basspro.com or call 702-730-5200.

Scottish Country Dancing: The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., is set to host dancing for participants 13 or older from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Fridays. The cost is $5 per person. Call 702-229-6383 or visit artslasvegas.org.

Free Zumba Classes: Licensed instructor Jean Smith teaches dance fitness to Latin rhythms, appropriate for all ages and fitness levels, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Call 702-507-6030 or visit lvccld.org. This class is also offered at 6 p.m. Fridays at Body Focus Fitness, 7380 S. Eastern Ave. Call 702-228-4967.

Open Mic: Events are planned from 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Call 702-365-7111 or visit orleanscasino.com.

Live Local Bands: Bands play at 9 p.m. Saturdays at Money Plays, 4755 W. Flamingo Road, and an open mic night is scheduled at 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Visit moneyplayslv.com.

Karaoke: Music is scheduled from 8 p.m. to midnight Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Jack’s Irish Pub at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit palacestation.sclv.com.

John Windsor: The singer is scheduled to perform from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturdays and 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays at McMullan’s Irish Pub, 4650 W. Tropicana Ave. He also is scheduled at 8:45 p.m. Mondays at Ri Ra Irish Pub in Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit john-windsor.com.

Jerry Tiffe: The musician is scheduled to perform from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd. Visit arizonacharliesdecatur.com.

The Peter Love Trio: The group is scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays at Jack’s Irish Pub at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit palacestation.sclv.com.

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