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Southwest Things to Do, Oct. 2-8, 2014

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

The Sand Dollar Lounge, 3355 Spring Mountain Road, plans to feature weekly live music through October. The Rockie Brown Band is scheduled to play free 12 to 2 a.m. Mondays. Billy Ray Charles is set to perform 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursdays for $5. And Chris Tofield is scheduled for 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays for $5, except Oct. 17 when Monk and The Po Boys are planned. Call 312-515-1389 or visit sanddollarloungelv.com.

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., recently opened its new Butterfly Habitat in the southern portion of the Botanical Gardens. The habitat is scheduled to feature hundreds of butterflies and a variety of plants, and it will be open each fall and spring, as temperatures permit. Butterfly species are set to include mourning cloak, red admiral, painted lady, American lady, monarch and queen. A separate entrance fee will be charged for the habitat, with members paying $2 and nonmembers paying $3. The habitat is slated to be open during Springs Preserve operating hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily during summer. Visit springspreserve.org.

The Asylum and Hotel Fear haunted houses are set to open Oct. 3, and hours are slated for 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26 and 29 and 6:30 p.m. to midnight Oct. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 30, 31 and Nov. 1. Patrons can bring a new or gently used coat to benefit area homeless organizations and receive one free entry, valid any Sunday or Thursday, except Oct 30. Tickets are $15 for one of the attractions or $25 for both. A monster-free, behind-the-scenes event called Lights on Tour of Hotel Fear is slated for children from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 1 for a $2 donation, which benefits the Nevada Broadcasters Association. Visit lvhaunts.com or call 702-636-9515.

Taste of the Nation Las Vegas is scheduled for Oct. 2 at Rain Nightclub in the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. The culinary event raises funds for Three Square food bank and other local organizations that fight childhood hunger. VIP admission is planned for 6 p.m. and general admission for 7 p.m. More than 30 Las Vegas chefs are scheduled to offer cuisine. Live entertainment and live and silent auctions also are planned. The cost for VIP tickets is $125, and general admission is $100. Visit tinyurl.com/p636lwd.

The West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., plans a free screening of the documentary “The Cove” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 2, with special guest Ric O’Barry. Visit mojavedolphins.com or call 702-507-3944 for details.

Downtown Spaces, 1800 Industrial Road, plans to celebrate Halloween on First Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 3. Confirmed activities include: SolSis Gallery/EQLD Creations Art Studio grand opening show “Eternal Roots,” inspired by the four elements with live belly dancing by Miss Nikki; Wasteland Gallery, new works by local artist Das Frank; Spectral Gallery, “Creep Show,” a group show featuring artists’ renditions of the gallery’s ghost logo; Cerebro Studios hosts a dark-themed group art show; Ortego’s Juniper Gallery is set to feature new artwork by a variety of artists, plus live painting; The Huntridge Foundation is set to promote the 70th anniversary of the historic Huntridge Theatre; and music is planned on the outdoor Stagecoach by DJ Selecta’ Scream and Peter Stauber. Visit dtspaces.com.

The Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road, is set to host the Rockabilly Rockout, a four-day weekend music festival event, Oct. 2-5. It features 16 bands, 10 disc jockeys, vendors and more. Tickets are $120. Visit rockabillyrockout.com.

The ninth annual Pure Aloha Festival is scheduled for 5 p.m. to midnight Oct. 3, noon to midnight Oct. 4 and noon to 10 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. The festival will feature live entertainment, more than 100 specialty food and retail vendors and a carnival with midway rides. Daily admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children ages 5 to 10, seniors 50 or older and military personnel with ID. Visit vizzun.com.

“Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival” is planned at 6 p.m. Oct. 3 and 1 and 4 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5 at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $20. Call 702-284-7777 or visit orleansarena.com.

The End, 4821 Spring Mountain Road, is slated to present Burlesque Roulette: Karaoke Edition at 9 p.m. Oct. 4. Attendees must be 21 or older. The event is free. Call 702-659-0002.

Good Samaritan Christian Academy plans its fourth annual Sips for Scholarships silent auction and wine tasting from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 8425 W. Windmill Lane. Tickets are $15, and attendees must be 21 or older. Call 702-407-6749 or visit goodsamlv.com.

The fifth annual Grapes & Hops Festival is scheduled for 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Live music and samplings of wine, beer and local cuisine are planned. A silent auction is set to benefit Par for The Cure, a nonprofit dedicated to breast cancer research. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. VIP tickets are $100 and include early admission, a private bar and specialty food samples. Members receive $5 off. Call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.

Ward 5 Bluegrass in the Park is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 5 at Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave. Local bluegrass and acoustic bands are set to play traditional American music with banjos, fiddles, guitars and mandolins. The event is free. Call 702-229-5443.

The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., plans to host Jim Belushi & The Sacred Hearts at 8 p.m. Oct. 4-5. Tickets start at $39.95 and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming box office. Call 702-636-7075 or visit orleanscasino.com.

Youths can compete with each other at bingo from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Call 702-507-6041 or visit lvccld.org.

The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., plans to host the “Three Minutes Exhibition,” a free display featuring work by photographer Seder Burns, through Nov. 26. The exhibit can be viewed from 12:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m Saturdays. Call 702-229-1012.

“Wicked Plants: The Exhibit” is planned from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Jan. 4 inside the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visitors can learn about poisonous and carnivorous plants. The exhibit is free for members or with paid general admission. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

WORTH A DRIVE

The art exhibit “Fusionaroma” by Behzad Dowlatshahi and Samira Nozari, published poets and painters known in Iran, is set to tour Las Vegas galleries through Jan. 4. The exhibit features abstract, expressionist, conceptual, figurative, realist and wet-on-wet (alla prima) paintings with oil and acrylic on canvas. It is set to be exhibited through Oct. 14 at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave., 702-507-4010; and from Oct. 28-Jan. 4 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., 702-507-3820.

The Clark County Museum, 1830 S. Boulder Highway, plans to display its “Curator’s Choice: Favorites from the Collection” exhibit through January. The exhibit was selected by Dawna Jolliff, who has been with the museum for 38 years. Call 702-455-7955.

PLAN AHEAD

The Springs Preserve’s annual Haunted Harvest, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., is planned from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26, featuring a haunted hay maze, trick or treat stations, carnival games, a petting zoo and live entertainment from Mad Science and Halloween High’s Monster Bash. Tickets are $6, and children 4 or younger are admitted free. Members receive half off admission. Call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.

The 18th annual Desert Thunder Motorcycle Rally/Classic Car Show is set from 5 p.m. to midnight Oct. 10-11 at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. The event is set to include celebrities, live music, a bike show, a classic car show, poker, vendors, raffles, a live auction and more. Desert Thunder is a Children’s Charity dedicated to raising funds that are donated to children’s service organizations in Southern California and Southern Nevada. A $20 day pass is available for locals. Special hotel rates, sponsorships, vendor opportunities and registration are available by visiting desertthunder.org.

Comedian Bill Maher is set to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11 at The Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $50. Visit palms.com/event-calendar.

A Club Heads 4 Garden Beds Golf Tournament is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Oct. 11 at the Las Vegas National Golf Course, 1911 E. Desert Inn Road. The event is set to benefit Desert Oasis High School’s garden project. Entry fees are $150 per player or $500 for a foursome and include greens and cart fees, range balls, gift bag, beverages and lunch. Checks can be made out to: David Davis, Desert Oasis High School, 6600 W. Erie Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89141. Call 702-799-6881, ext. 4103.

A free open mic event for the spoken word is slated from noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Call 702-507-3821.

Disc jockeys DDR from Los Angeles and Lethal One from the United Kingdom are slated to spin tracks at 10 p.m. Oct. 11 at the HardHat Lounge, 1675 Industrial Road. Admission is $10, and attendees must be 21 or older. Visit hardhat.com for details.

The Rotary Park Arts Festival is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at Rotary Park, 901 Hinson St. The all-ages festival is scheduled to offer performances, artwork, crafts and refreshments. The event is free. Call 702-229-1012 or 702-229-3514.

Comedian Don Rickles is set to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 11 and 12 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $79.95. Call 702-365-7075 or visit orleanscasino.com.

The Las Vegas Legends, part of the Major Arena Soccer League, are set to play 10 home games at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., beginning with a preseason game Oct. 12. Individual tickets are $9 for children and $20 for adults; season tickets are $70 for children and $120 for adults; and VIP season tickets are $320. Call 702-233-3600 or visit lasvegaslegends.com.

Meadows Village Library, 251 W. Boston Ave. plans several classes for teens from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. They include: Oct. 13, try an ancient art form to create cool modern art with Teen Metal Embossing; Oct. 14, design a Dream Jar; Oct. 15, use your favorite inspirational quotes to design Typography Posters; Oct. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m., Teen Dream Library Pizza Party.

The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., plans a free screening of “Frida” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16. The R-rated biographical film chronicles the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Call 702-229-6383.

“Breadcrumbs,” a new play by award-winning playwright Jennifer Haley, is scheduled to be performed Oct. 16 to Nov. 1 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre’s Studio Theater, 3920 Schiff Drive. Performances are planned at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15 for Thursday and Sunday shows and $18 for Friday and Saturday shows. Visit table8lv.com.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada is scheduled to host the 43rd annual Boys Nite Out at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 and its 33rd annual Girls Day at 11 a.m. Oct. 18 at the Lied Memorial Clubhouse, 2850 Lindell Road. Boys Nite Out will match boys with men from the Las Vegas community to play games, enjoy a meal and win prizes. Girls Day will match girls with local women for a day of games, food, entertainment and prizes. Visit bgcsnv.org or call Gabe Suarez at 702-253-2803.

All 80s High School Reunion is planned at 9 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Comedian Alex Thomas is set to perform inside the Veil Pavilion with an After Party inside Mi Casa Grill Cantina. Continuing the next day (Oct. 18) at 3 p.m. is a poolside BBQ at Sway Pool and concluding at 9 p.m. is an All Black Everything Party inside Veil Pavilion. The event is for those 21 or older. Party packages start at $69, and VIP and individual show tickets are available. Visit silvertoncasino.com or call 702-263-7777.

John Fogerty is set to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 17 at The Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $63. Call 702-944-3200 or visit palms.com.

The metal band Temperance is scheduled to play a free show at 9 p.m. Oct. 17 at Boomers Bar, 3200 W. Sirius Ave. Attendees must be 21 or older. Call 702-368-1863 or visit boomerslv.com.

Comedian Frank Caliendo is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $34.95. Call 702-365-7075 or visit orleanscasino.com.

The Nevada Garden Club plans a Free Flower Show from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 18-19 in Lorenzi Park, 800 Twin Lakes Drive. The theme of the show is My Vacation and will include floral designs and horticulture grown in the valley. Call Vicki at 702-259-9888 or email nevadagardenclubs@gmail.com.

Laura Pausini is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 19 inside the Pearl Theater at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $43. Call 702-944-3200 or visit palms.com.

The Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road, plans $60,000 October Bingo! Games at 7 p.m. Oct. 20-21. Reserved seating is required, and the $80 entry fee includes both days, one buffet ticket, one dauber and one six-on pack. Call 702-367-7111 or visit goldcoastcasino.com.

The United Way of Southern Nevada plans its annual Community in Blue campaign celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Brasilia Ballroom at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. The event celebrates United Way’s achievements and honors individuals, businesses and community partners. Tickets are $80 per person or $700 for a table of 10. Call 702-892-2363 or visit uwsn.org.

Comedian Dana Carvey is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 24-25 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $54.95. Call 702-365-7075 or visit orleanscasino.com.

The Las Vegas Emblem Club No. 114, a nonprofit that raises money for local charities, plans a holiday boutique from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. Table space is $20, and each vendor must donate one display item for a raffle. Those who are interested must RSVP by Oct. 10. Call Anna Bernstein 702-871-6739 or Caroll West 702-256-2393.

The art exhibit “Fusionaroma” by Behzad Dowlatshahi and Samira Nozari, published poets and painters known in Iran, is set to be displayed Oct. 28-Jan. 4 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. It features various styles — abstract, expressionism, conceptual, figurative, realism and wet-on-wet (alla prima) paintings with oil and acrylic on canvas. Call 702-507-3820.

Erasure is set to perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at The Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $39. Visit palms.com/event-calendar.

Country crooner Josh Turner is set to take the stage at 8 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Orleans Showroom, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets start at $54.95 and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office. Call 702-365-7075 or visit orleanscasino.com.

The Pearl inside the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road, has scheduled Judas Priest for 8 p.m. Nov. 14. Tickets start at $69. Call 702-944-3200 or visit palms.com or judaspriest.com.

A new live game show titled “You Bet Your Wildlife” is scheduled on Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 30 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The 30-minute quiz show is set for 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to winners. The event is free for members or with paid general admission. Call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.

John Prine is set to perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at The Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $39. Visit palms.com/event-calendar.

ONGOING EVENTS

The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., has scheduled Ethnic Express International Folk Dancing for ages 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.

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

The Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, offers free Zumba Fitness classes, and 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. Call 702-507-6030 or visit lvccld.org. This class is also offered at Grace Valley Church, 1370 E. Robindale Road (702-454-9328), and at 6 p.m. Fridays at Body Focus Fitness, 7380 S. Eastern Ave. (702-228-4967).

A free open mic event is planned from 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Call 702-365-7111 or visit orleanscasino.com.

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., is set to provide guided garden walks from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. General admission for locals is $9.95 for adults, $8.95 for seniors, students and military and $4.95 for children 5 to 17. Visit springspreserve.org/apps/event.

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., plans to feed the animals in its Living Collections at 11:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. General admission for locals costs $9.95 for adults, $8.95 for seniors, students and military and $4.95 for children 5 to 17. Visit springspreserve.org/apps/event.

Ongoing shows at Money Plays, 4755 W. Flamingo Road, include live local bands at 9 p.m. Saturdays and an open mic night at 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Visit moneyplayslv.com.

Enjoy karaoke 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.

Bar 702, 3355 Spring Mountain Road, hosts a variety of live entertainment daily. Call 702-871-6651 or visit bar702lasvegas.com.

John Windsor is scheduled to perform from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturdays and from 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 is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd. Visit arizonacharliesdecatur.com.

The Peter Love Trio 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.

WILLplay is scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturdays at Jack’s Irish Pub at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Visit palacestation.sclv.com.

The Claudine Castro Band is scheduled to perform at 11 p.m. Sundays in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is $10. Visit palms.com.

Santa Fe and The Fat City Horns are scheduled to perform at 10:30 p.m. Mondays in The Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Admission is $10. Visit palms.com.

The Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road, has scheduled a variety of live entertainment six nights a week in the Gold Coast Showroom Lounge. Visit goldcoastcasino.com.

Comedian Eddie Griffin is set to perform at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at the King’s Room at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $69. Visit riolasvegas.com or call 702-777-2782.

The West Flamingo Senior Center, 6255 W. Flamingo Road, is set to offer beginner, intermediate and advanced tap dance classes. Each class is offered twice a week, and a six-week session costs $37. Call 702-455-7742.

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