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1. Fall festival: The Blue Diamond Fall Festival is planned at 5 p.m. Oct. 24 in the village’s Rec Hall. A dinner of pit roast pork and turkey, beans, potatoes, salads and desserts is set to be offered. A silent auction is planned. All proceeds support the Blue Diamond Recreation Association and Volunteer Fire Department. A rummage sale is planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and children’s activities are planned in the park adjacent to the hall at 2 p.m. The cost for the dinner and auction is $15 for adults and $7 for children. The small town is located within the confines of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, about 20 minutes west of Las Vegas.
2. 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 through 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.
3. Balloon Festival: Hot air balloons are set to take off from Southern Hills Hospital, 9300 W. Sunset Road, and offer passenger rides, tethered balloon rides and evening glow shows Oct. 23-25. Balloons are slated to prepare for launch starting at 6 a.m. Also in the works are kids’ activities and carnival attractions scheduled from noon to 11 p.m. Oct. 23, and 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 24 and 25. A community health fair with flu shots, blood pressure checks and more is set for noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 24. Fair admission is free. Balloon rides are $250 and can be scheduled at vegasbaloonrides.com or 702-553-3039. For a full schedule, visit southernhillshopsital.com.
4. Fashion Show & Silent Auction: The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary plans its 19th annual event featuring a silent auction at 10:30 a.m., followed by a fashion show, featuring styles by Chico’s, and a luncheon at noon Oct. 24 in the Mardi Gras Ballroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets are $40. Call 702-870-4430.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
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.
Dr. Who Party: Teens are invited to celebrate all things “Doctor Who” with trivia, crafts and making adipose marshmallows from 3 to 4 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3821.
Book Luau Craft Party: Teens are invited to participate in book-related crafts and activities from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-6030.
“Casa Valentina”: The play, directed by Walter Niejadlik, is set to run at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Oct. 23-Nov. 8 at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $24 for adults or $21 for seniors and students. Visit lvlt.org.
Global Force Wrestling: Championship wresting matches are slated to begin at 8 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $30. Visit orleansarena.com or call 702-284-7777.
Spooktacular Puppet Show: The whole family is invited to a seasonal puppet show from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 23, 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 24 and 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3821.
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. 24 in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is free. Visit palms.com.
Film Screenings: The Sci Fi Center, 5077 Arville St., plans to offer two nights dedicated to science fiction and horror with a free outdoor screening of H.G. Well’s “Things to Come” set for 8 p.m. Oct. 23 and a $5 triple-feature showing of “Agoraphobia,” “Society” and “Atom The Amazing Zombie Killer!” at 8 p.m. Oct. 24. Visit scificenter.org.
Dana Carvey: The seven-season “Saturday Night Live” star and “Wayne’s World” co-star is set to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 23 and 24 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $54.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.
Stockings 4 Our Troops: The American Sewing Guild’s Las Vegas chapter and the Blue Star Mothers NV4 plan to make holiday stockings for deployed troops from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 24 at Gaudin Ford, 6625 Roy Horn Way. Different stations will be set up along an assembly line to complete the stockings mass production style. The goal is to sew 200 stockings. Blue Star Mothers is collecting items and addresses to send to troops. Collection containers can be found throughout Henderson City Hall, businesses on Water Street and at the Henderson Parks and Recreation centers through November. Stockings will be assembled at the Henderson Convention Center. Visit bluestarmothers.org.
Harvest Festival: Our Lady of Las Vegas Church and School, 3050 Alta Drive, plans to host its 32nd annual festival from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 24. Games, jump houses, a silent auction, a climbing wall, music, food, beer and wine, a cake walk, a children’s raffle and entertainment are planned along with handmade and artisan crafts. Call 702-802-2300 or visit ollvchurch.org.
Civil War Days: The Silver State Civil War Reenactment is planned from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 24 and 25 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159. Two simulated battles per day are planned, along with an 1860s-era baseball game, a Civil War fashion show, a field hospital, a theatrical performance, a church service, a 19th century market and an address by President Lincoln. Entry to the park is $7 per vehicle for Nevada residents. Call 702-875-4141 or email email@example.com.
Barbecue celebration: The United Church of Bacon in collaboration with the Las Vegas Coalition of Reason, is set to host a barbecue celebration to kick-start the effort to turn magician Penn Jillette’s former home into the world’s largest skeptic and atheist community center. The event is planned from noon to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at The Slammer, 7601 W. Wigwam. It is free. Visit indiegogo.com/projects/world-s-largest-skeptic-atheist-community-center#.
Aegis: The seven-member Filipino pop band is set to bring the sound of Southeast Asia to Las Vegas with a concert set for 5 p.m. Oct. 25 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $78.14. Visit orleanscasino.com or call 702-284-7777.
Music Discussion Group: Teens and adults are invited to listen to and discuss music at the Windmill Music Discussion group from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-6030.
“Middletown” Auditions: Potential volunteer cast members are invited to do cold readings from the script from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27 at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. The play is set to run Jan. 15-31. Visit lvlt.org or call 702-362-7996.
The Las Vegas Singles Travel and Social Club: The group of mature singles in the Las Vegas Valley who are interested in local, national and international travel is set to meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd. The club meets the fourth Tuesday of every month. Thirty minutes of social time is planned prior to the meeting, which consists of a short business portion, introduction of guests and the month’s speaker. There is a small fee for both members and guests to cover refreshments at the end of the meeting plus the cost of the meeting room. Call 702-873-8309.
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.
Pau Hana Social: The Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club conducts a monthly social gathering at Aloha Kitchen & Bar, 2605 S. Decatur Blvd, No. 110. The next social is set for 6 p.m. Oct. 28. Author Wayne Moniz is set to present information on his new book. Visit lasvegashcc.org/2015-calendar.html.
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. 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.
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 through Oct. 31 in the parking lot of Meadows mall, 4300 Meadows Lane. Admission is $15 for one attraction or $25 for both. Visit lasvegashaunts.com.
Bonnie Screams: Haunted attractions are set to take over Bonnie Springs Ranch, 16395 Bonnie Springs Road, from 7 p.m. to midnight daily through Oct. 31. Attractions include a zombie quarantine area, the No Hope Hospital, the Zombie Clown Circus, haunted trails and a haunted train ride. Magician Dixie Dooley is set to perform nightly. A Zombie Paintball bus ride is $20 and includes 100 paintballs. Attractions are recommended for ages 13 or older. Admission is $25. Visit bonniescreams.com.
Abstract Painting on Fabric Workshop: A new workshop led by Jacqueline Eihausen is set to teach participants to paint on fabric from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The class fee is $26. Participants are asked to bring an apron or smock to paint. Visit artslasvegas.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. 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.
“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 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.
Spring Mountain docent classes: The Spring Mountain Ranch State Park Docent Organization is seeking volunteers. Call Carlos at 702-355-9341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Faded Glory”: Art by Rafael Blanco is set to be on display through Jan. 9 inside the gallery at the Charleston Heights Art Center, 800 S. Brush St. An artists’ talk and reception is slated from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7. Visit artslasvegas.org.
“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.
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 through Jan. 31 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visit springspreserve.org.
“Egypt — Photographs of Everyday Life”:The Armand Thomas exhibit is set to be on display through Feb. 9 in the gallery of the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.
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.
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
The Farm Fall Festival: Barn Buddies Rescue @ The Farm is planning its Fall Festival from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 24-25 and 31 at The Farm, 7222 W. Grand Teton Drive. Squash and pumpkins, rescued animals, a farm train, pony rides, a toddler maze and a hay wagon are planned. The farmers market is set to be open with fresh eggs, vegetables, fruits, jams, jellies, honey and more. Admission is $5 per adult and $3 per child. Call 702-982-8000 or email email@example.com.
“She Kills Monsters”: Performances of the play by Qui Nguyen are scheduled at 8 p.m. Oct. 22-24, 29-31 and 5 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Onyx Theatre, 953-16B E. Sahara Ave. General admission tickets are $20, and a limited number of $10 Student Rush tickets are set to be available at the box office 10 minutes before each performance for patrons 18 or younger with student ID. Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 702-732-7225.
“The Whale”: The play is scheduled to kick off the Cockroach Theatre Company’s season with performances set for 8 p.m. Oct. 22-24 and 2 p.m. Oct. 25 at Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St. Tickets are $16 and $20. Visit tinyurl.com/crtc2015.
Desert Green Las Vegas: The annual Desert Green conference is slated at 7 a.m. Oct. 22 and 23 at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. The conference focuses on practical horticulture and turf care with water conservation in mind. It is set to feature two days of concurrent seminar tracks, table top displays and a green industry mixer. Admission is $180 for both days, which includes meals. Contact Helen Stone at 702-884-0383 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, visit desert-green.org.
Zombie Run 5K: Residents can flee the living dead during the second annual city of Henderson event, planned at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Parkway, featuring zombies hiding along the 3.1-mile trail. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes. Registration starts at $30 and can be conducted at cityofhenderson.com or at any of the city’s recreation centers using activity code 644079-58. Run packets can be picked up from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Drive, or the day of the event at Cornerstone Park. Call 702-267-4050.
Las Vegas Museum Month: October is Las Vegas Museum Month, and a variety of promotions are planned at museums across the Las Vegas Valley as part of a partnership between the Las Vegas Museum Alliance and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. For a full listing of promotions and events, visit vegasmuseums.org.
Ride a horse: The horse riding activity is planned from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Horses4Heroes Community Equestrian Center inside Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. Rides are $10 per person, and children 2 or younger are admitted free. Ride includes a visit to the barnyard. All other activities, including trail ride classes (part lesson, part trail ride) are by appointment. Trail Ride classes are $50 per person. Email email@example.com.
Tennis classes: Tennis classes for youths and adults conducted by the Nevada Tennis Association are planned for Mondays Nov. 2-Dec. 7 at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park, 7351 W. Alexander Road; Tuesdays Nov. 3-Dec. 8 at Garehime Heights Park, 3901 N. Campbell Road; Thursdays Nov. 5-Dec. 17 at Mountain Ridge Park, 7151 Oso Blanco Road; and Saturdays 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.
Fall plant sales: The Nevada Division of Forestry State Tree Nursery in Las Vegas plans to host fall plant sales from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 14 at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9600 Tule Springs Road. More than 60 species of native and desert-adapted trees and shrubs will be available, including plants appropriate for Mount Charleston and mid-upper elevation environments. Local experts will be on site to help with species choice and give planting advice. One-gallon plants will be $5, 5-gallon plants will be $10, and 15-gallon plants will be $15. Surplus plants also will be available, with 5-gallon plants for $7, and 15-gallon plants for $10. For the inventory list, visit forestry.nv.gov/ndf-state-forest-nurseries/las-vegas-state-tree-nursery. The sale will be cash or check only. Call 702-486-5411 or nursery manager Amy Dunn at 702-524-8887.
“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.
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.
Las Vegas 13. CLUB: The group of mostly retired New York City police officers and other law enforcement officers is set to meet the last Thursday of every month (except November, when it will be the third Thursday, and no meeting in December) at 7 p.m. at O’Aces Sports Bar, 4955 S. Decatur Blvd. The next meeting is set for Oct. 29. Visit lvten13.com or contact club president Peter Trimboli at 702-349-5313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Sean Hannity & Guests: Hannity, a syndicated conservative talk show host, is set to discuss national and world affairs backed by country musicians Craig Campell and Lee Greenwood at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $65.41. Visit orleanscasino.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.
Trunk-or-Treat: CenturyLink plans to host a free Trunk-or-Treat event from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 30 in its parking lot at 3436 Aldebaran Ave. Family-friendly activities planned include multiple bounce houses, carnival games, costumed characters, a petting zoo, a photo booth and a Major League Baseball batting game. Vehicles from community organizations will be onsite along with dozens of community partners with decorated car trunks filled with treats for families. Snacks will be available for purchase, and there will be booths showcasing local businesses. All proceeds will benefit United Way of Southern Nevada.
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.
Jim Belushi and The Sacred Hearts: “Blues Brothers” legend Jim Belushi is set to play with his band at 8 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $39.95. Visit orleanscasino.com or call 702-294-7777.
Mountain Man Rendezvous: A gathering of costumed re-enactors is set to bring the 1830s fur trade to life from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 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 vehicle for Nevada residents. Visit parks.nv.gov/parks/spring-mountain-ranch-state-park.
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 at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Nov. 6-22 in the Black Box at Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for seniors and students. Those interested in being a tech volunteer are invited to email email@example.com.
Holiday Boutique & Craft Fair: The Children’s Service Guild plans its 41st annual Holiday Boutique & Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Las Vegas Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. The event is set to feature handmade wreaths, centerpieces, ornaments, knitted items, baked goods and more. Raffle prizes include passes for four to Disneyland and a color television. The Las Vegas High School Madrigals are slated to perform. Funds raised help children at Child Haven and those touched by Family Court Services. Visit childrensserviceguild.com.
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.
Wine, Cheese & Chaplin: Celebrate 100 years of Charlie Chaplin’s film artistry by revisiting a few of his 1915 classic silent films from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive. Wine, cheese and other refreshments are set to be available for purchase. Admission is free. Bring chairs or blankets for lawn seating. Visit artslasvegas.org.
Fall Flower Show: The public is welcome to attend or participate in the Nevada Garden Club’s Fall Flower Show scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 and 8 in the clubhouse at Lorenzi Park, 800 Twin Lakes Drive. Expect flowers, succulents, chrysanthemums, vines, houseplants, branches from trees, and a sale of miniature scented daffodils and other plants. Admission is free.
Farm Food Workshop: The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans to host a workshop to teach growers and small food producers about extended season marketing opportunities for farm and food products from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Marriott Courtyard Las Vegas South, 5845 Dean Martin Drive. The workshop is $30, which includes all materials and lunch. Visit tinyurl.com/farmworkshop.
Midnight Spook Show: A horror extravaganza featuring magic, spirit communication and a screening of “House on Haunted Hill” is set for 9:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at The Sci Fi Center, 5077 Arville St. Tickets are $15. Visit mattrambles.wix.com/home.
Watercolor Workshop: Internationally known artist Donna Zagotta is scheduled to offer a workshop Nov. 9-12 in Las Vegas. The fee is $350 for Nevada Watercolor Society members and $375 for nonmembers. For details, contact Sharon Menary at 702-463-2454 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Zagotta is also scheduled to put on a free painting demonstration during the society’s meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Spanish Oaks Clubhouse, 2201 Spanish Oaks Drive. Visit nvws.org or donnazagotta.com.
Gary Owen: The stand-up comic is set to perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 13 and 14 in the showroom at The Orleans, 4500 Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $39.95. Visit orleanscasino.com.
PrÃªt–Ã –Porter Las Vegas: Models wearing current ready-to-wear fashions are set to take to a runway during fashion showcases slated for Nov. 13-15 at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. The event is also set to include a retail vendor fair. Tickets start at $44. A portion of proceeds is set to benefit Dress for Success Southern Nevada. Visit readytowearlv.com.
Walk With a Doc: A free presentation on healthy holiday eating is scheduled for 8 a.m. Nov. 19 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Upcoming programs are set to feature coping with holiday stress on Dec. 17. Visit umcsn.com.
AMA Pro Flat Track Finale: The flat track motorcycle racing season finale is scheduled Nov. 20 and 21 at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. One-day tickets start at $45. Visit orleansarena.com.
LV Craft Shows: Shows are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 28 and Dec. 13 in the Veil Pavilion at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Admission is free. Visit silvertoncasino.com.
Alvin and the Chipmunks Live: A chipmunk musical stage show featuring music by One Direction, Maroon 5, Carly Rae Jepsen, Elvis Presley and more is scheduled for 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $18. Visit orleansarena.com.
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.
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.
A Home 4 Spot: Pet adoption events are scheduled from 11 am. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Petco, 10000 W. Sahara Blvd., from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. the third Saturday of most months at Woof Gang Pet Bakery, 7080 N. Durango Drive, Suite 140, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of most months at The Wagging Tail Pet Store, 10170 W. Tropicana Ave., Suite 157. Visit ahome4spot.com.
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.
Toddler Fun: Staff from Family to Family Connection plan to demonstrate activities for toddlers and parents at 11:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Visit lvccld.org.
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.