Southwest Things to Do, Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2014

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

An open casting call for The Asylum and Hotel Fear is planned for 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane. The 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.

A free pumpkin patch party is scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon Sept. 27 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Participants can enjoy fun stories and create a pumpkin to take home. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3820.

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.

An Asian Heritage Celebration is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 27 a the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The event is set to feature music, dance, cultural performances, traditional food, a colorful lantern parade, karaoke and origami. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12 and free for those 4 or younger. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.

Comedian Paula Poundstone is set to perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 26 and 27 at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets are $19.95. Visit orleanscasino.com or call 702-365-7111.

Greek food, dancing and live music are planned during the 42nd annual Greek Food Festival from 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 25, 3 to 11 p.m. Sept. 26, noon to 11 p.m. Sept. 27 and noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 28 at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 5300 S. El Camino Road. The event will include vendors selling clothing, jewelry, art and cultural and religious items. Church tours and a children’s area also are planned. Admission is $6 or free for children 12 or younger, military personnel and their families. A $10 pass is available for all three days. Visit www.lasvegasgreekfestival.com or call 702-221-8245.

Australian Pink Floyd is set to perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 26 at The Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $40. Visit palms.com/event-calendar.

Crosby, Stills and Nash are set to perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at The Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Tickets start at $60. Visit palms.com/event-calendar.

Mob-Con is set for Sept. 27 and 28 at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. The event is set to include talks by former Mafia members and law enforcement officials, raffles, auctions and vendors. Tickets start at $180 and include two-day entrance and a cocktail party. Visit mob-con.net.

“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.

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.

An exhibit by Sush Machida titled “Tokyo in Vegas: Vision Collision” is set to be displayed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Sept. 27 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The show is free for members or with paid general admission. Call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.

WORTH A DRIVE

Performances of “My Children! My Africa” are scheduled from 8 to 10 p.m. Sept. 25-27 at the Black Box Theatre inside the Alta Ham Fine Arts Building on the UNLV campus, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $13.50 and $15, with discounts available to seniors, military personnel, people with disabilities and UNLV staff members and students. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

“Re-Visualizing Las Vegas,” an exhibition of Las Vegas News Bureau photos manipulated and colored with modern techniques, is scheduled to be on display from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays through Nov. 15 at the Las Vegas City Hall Chamber Gallery, 495 S. Main St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

The Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada plans to host the Athena International Women’s Leadership Day Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Monte Carlo, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $45. To register, call 702-733-3955, email athena@womenschamberofnevada.org or visit womenschamberofnevada.org.

The 10th annual Las Vegas Ride for Kids is scheduled Sept. 28 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Registration is set for 8 to 9:45 a.m. There is no cost to ride, but donations are encouraged. Riders can register and raise funds online at lvrideforkids.org/registration or in person the day of the event. The ride is set to begin at 10 a.m., with participants rolling south on the 215 Beltway to Town Square Las Vegas for lunch and a Celebration of Life ceremony. The ride raises money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, which funds research and family support programs. Call Carter Powersports at 702-795-2000 or visit lvrideforkids.org.

The Miss Asian Las Vegas Pageant is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Palazzo Theatre at The Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South. In addition to traditional pageant rounds in interview, swimwear and evening gowns, the production is set to feature displays of Asian culture and costume. The pageant will have Teen, Miss, Ms. and Mrs. categories, with contestants ranging from ages 15 to 52. Tickets start at $28. Visit venetian.com/missasianlasvegas or call 866-641-7469.

The Red Rock Pro Open is slated through Sept. 28 at Red Rock Country Club, 2250 Red Springs Drive. The United States Tennis Association women’s $50,000 Pro Circuit tournament features 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams. Special events are set to include a kids’ fun day, a pro-am tournament and a player party. Visit redrockproopen.com.

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.

The 18th annual Bite of Las Vegas is planned from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 27 at Desert Breeze Park, 8425 Spring Mountain Road. Performers include American Authors, Colbie Caillat and Daughtry. Online advance general admission tickets are $19.26 at tinyurl.com/mahe4pu. Tickets at the gate are $25; children 6 or younger will be admitted free with a paying adult. Visit tinyurl.com/potdwr4.

PLAN AHEAD

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.

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 Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society plans to open its 52nd season with a program of American music including hymns, folk songs, sea chanteys, spirituals and Broadway selections at 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at the UNLV Beam Music Center Recital Hall, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Admission is $9 for adults and $7 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at the UNLV Performing Arts Center box office or by calling 702-895-2787.

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 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 free open mic event for the spoken word is slated for 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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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