THE WEEK’S BEST BETS
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Joe Weider’s IFBB Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend: More than 200 athletes are expected to compete alongside the best bodybuilders in the world at the event scheduled Sept. 17-19 at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Fans are invited to meet the sport’s superstars during a free event slated for 8 pm. Sept. 17 at the Orleans Area Concourse Level. Tickets for Mr Olympia judging, fitness and bikini finals, scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept 18, range from $72 to $176. Tickets for figure, 212 showdown and Mr. Olympia finals, set for 7 p.m. Sept. 19, range from $88 to $237. Visit orleansarena.com or call 702-284-7777.
Landscape awards: Winners in the 17th Annual Southern Nevada Landscape Awards competition are set to be announced during a breakfast ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at the Divine Cafe at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.
Walk With a Doc: A free University Medical Center of Southern Nevada prostate health presentation by the University of Nevada School of Medicine family practice office is scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept. 17 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Upcoming programs are set to feature breast health on Oct. 15, healthy holiday eating on Nov. 19, and coping with holiday stress on Dec. 17. Visit umcsn.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.
Drive for the Kids: Sahara Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is set to donate $10 for every driver 18 or older who test drives a new Town & Country, Chrysler 200 or Chrysler 300 to Red Rock Elementary School during the school’s anniversary celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 18 at the 407 Upland Blvd. school. Visit drive4kids.com.
“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.
Killian’s Angels: The local Celtic band is set to perform at 9 p.m. Sept. 18 and 19 at Brendan’s Irish Pub inside The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Admission is free. Visit orleanscasino.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.
The Temptations: The Motown legends featuring members Otis Williams, Bruce Williamson, Terry Weeks, Ron Tyson and Joe Herndon are set to perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20 at The Orleans showroom, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $39.95. Visit oreanscasino.com.
Sin City Sinners: The local rock band is slated to play at 10 p.m. Sept. 19 in the lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is free. Visit palms.com.
“Going Home”: Domenic Cretara and Christopher Troutman’s exhibit of large-scale drawings focused on environment and family is set to be on display through Sept. 19 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Admission is free. Visit artslasvegas.org.
“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.
“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.
Super Summer Theatre:The final show of the season, “Lend Me A Tenor,” 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. Visit supersummertheatre.org.
“Faded Glory”: An exhibit by artist Rafael Blanco is set to be on display Sept. 24 through Jan. 9 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Visit artslasvegas.org.
Outdoor Saturday Movie Series: The Southern Highlands Community Association plans to screen films for residents in Goett Park, 11024 Southern Highlands Parkway. Films show at dusk or about 8 p.m. “Guardians of the Galaxy” is set for Sept. 26. Blankets and picnics are welcome. Admission is free. Visit southernhighlandshoa.com.
“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.
“A Joyful Perspective”: An exhibit of paintings by John Trimble reflecting on the spirituality, strength and beauty of black women is scheduled to be on display through Sept. 29 in the Spring Valley Library art gallery, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Admission is free. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3820.
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.
Spring Mountain docent classes: The Spring Mountain Ranch State Park Docent Organization is seeking volunteers. New classes are set to start Oct. 10. Call 702-355-9341 or email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or call 702-257-5555.
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.
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.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 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.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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.
Tennis classes: Tennis classes for youths and adults conducted by the Nevada Tennis Association are planned for Mondays through Oct. 19 and Nov. 2-Dec. 7 at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park, 7351 W. Alexander Road; Tuesdays through Oct. 20 and Nov. 3-Dec. 8 at Garehime Heights Park, 3901 N. Campbell Road; Thursdays Sept. 17-Oct. 22 and Nov. 5-Dec. 17 at Mountain Ridge Park, 7151 Oso Blanco Road; and Saturdays 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.
National Public Lands Day: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area plans to celebrate National Public Lands Day from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Red Spring/Calico Basin, where volunteers are needed to help restore the Red Spring boardwalk and to clean trails. Friends of Red Rock Canyon plans to provide morning snacks, swag, beverages and lunch. Meet at the Red Spring Picnic Area at Calico Basin Road. Registration is limited, so sign up early. To volunteer, email your full name to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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.
Avoid being a victim: Wade Barnhart of the Clark County Park Police is set to talk about staying safe from fraud and other personal crimes from 9 p.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 24 at the West Flamingo Senior Center, 6255 W. Flamingo Road. The $2 activity fee includes a light lunch. Visit clarkcountynv.gov.
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.
Haunted Casting: Casting calls for the Asylum and Hotel Fear haunted houses are scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 and 24 in the parking lot of Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane. The haunted houses are set to be open 6:30 p.m. to midnight Fridays through Saturdays and 6:30 through 10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays Oct. 2-31. Visit lasvegashaunts.com.
Oliver Dragojevic: The Croatian pop star is set to perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 26 at The Pearl inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $69. Visit palms.com.
Asian Heritage Celebration: Food, a children’s lantern parade, traditional musical and dance performances and more are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children. Visit springspreserve.org.
“Billy Topit Master Magician”: A world premiere of a film produced and directed by and starring Lance Burton, with a script by Burton and Michael Goudeau, is scheduled at 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at Brenden Theatres in the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Red carpet arrivals are set to begin at 4 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at varietysn.org. The event is set to raise funds for Variety The Children’s Charity of Southern Nevada, the Las Vegas Shriners and the Nevada SPCA. Visit lanceburton.com.
Music Discussion Group: The group is set to listen to and discuss music spanning different artists, genres, musical periods and themes from 4 to 5 p.m. Sept 27 in the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Participation is free. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-6030.
Business Bus Tour: NAIOP Southern Nevada, a commercial real estate development association, plans to bring back its bus tour designed to take business leaders through the area’s major development projects. The popular tour, which has been on hiatus throughout the recession, is set to begin with lunch at the Rio at noon Oct. 8 and end around 4 p.m. NAIOP members can reserve a seat for $75 and nonmembers for $95 through Sept. 30. Visit naiopnv.org or call 702-798-7194.
Greek Food Fest: The 43rd annual Las Vegas Greek Food Festival, an event packed with traditional greek foods, music and dance and a carnival is scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 1, from 3 to 11 p.m. Oct. 2, from noon to 11 p.m. Oct. 3 and from 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 and immediate family will be admitted free. Off-site parking with free shuttles is planned. Visit lasvegasgreekfestival.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.
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.
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.
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.
Auditions: 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.
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 kids couture. For ticket prices, contact Marnie Gambit at email@example.com 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.
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. Monthly meetings are usually held the first Monday of each month. Call 702-645-6666.
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 and 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.
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. Visit opportunityvillage.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
“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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.