n The city of Las Vegas plans to host free family-friendly Movies in the Park at the Centennial Hills Amphitheatre, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive. “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” is set to screen at 7 p.m. Friday, and the 1995 film “Casper” is scheduled for Oct. 21. Families may bring picnics, blankets and folding chairs, but no pets or glass containers will be allowed. Films may be canceled for inclement weather. Visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 229-1087 for details.
n The West End Boys Sunday Morning Car Show, a free get-together for auto enthusiasts, is hosted from 7 to 10 a.m. Sundays in the Santa Fe Mining Company parking lot, 5021 N. Rainbow Blvd. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
n A free ice cream sundae event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at The Promenade linear park inside the Providence master-planned community, 7051 N. Hualapai Way. Families can enjoy complimentary ice cream from Unilever and bounce houses, games, face painting, balloon animals, an ice cream-eating contest, juggling and entertainment. Visit ksne.com.
n “Original Images: Photography by Diana Petersen” is scheduled to open Thursday and continue through Jan. 15 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Visit lvccld.org or call 507-6100.
Worth a drive
n The 17th annual Summerlin Art Festival is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Summerlin Centre Community Park, 1800 S. Town Center Drive. More than 100 artists are expected to participate in the free event. The festival also will feature live entertainment, sidewalk chalk art (create your own masterpiece for $5) and food vendors. Visit summerlinartfestival.com.
n Artist-donated pieces are set to be on display at “We Will Survive,” a benefit show scheduled to run Saturday through Nov. 9 at the Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The museum plans to host a “sneak peek” reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Visit barrickmuseum.unlv.edu.
n “The Scoop on Poop! The Science of What Animals Leave Behind,” the newest visiting exhibit at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., invites science lovers to test their No. 2 IQ beginning Monday and running through Jan. 8. Visit springspreserve.org.
n The visiting exhibit “Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home” finishes its stay at the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Sunday. Next up is “Body Carnival: The Science and Fun of Being You,” scheduled to open Oct. 8. Visit ldcm.org.
n Lance Burton and Friends plan to perform in a show for the Zelzah Shrine of Las Vegas to benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children at 5 p.m. Saturday at Artemus W. Ham Hall at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $30 and $20. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 895-2787.
n The Asian Harvest Moon Festival is scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The festival will feature art and crafts, food, traditional performances and a children’s lantern parade. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 5 or older and free for children 4 or under. Family packs for two adults and up to four children are $12. Tickets may be purchased at the gate or at springspreserve.org.
n The UNLV Chamber Orchestra plans a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Doc Rando Recital Hall at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.
n Nextet, a UNLV ensemble that focuses on performance of works by students, faculty and guest composers, is planning a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Doc Rando Recital Hall at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.
n Marty Allen, 89-year-old comedy legend, is scheduled for to perform at 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16, Nov. 12 and 13 and Dec. 10 and 11 at the Louie Anderson Theater at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Tickets start at $49.95. Locals receive a $15 discount. Visit 547-5300 or call palacestation.com.
Allen performed more than 40 times on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and starred in the comedic film “The Last of Secret Agents.” He also made several appearances on “Hollywood Squares” and other game shows.
n A Nevada Conservatory Theatre production of “The Taming of the Shrew” is set to run through Sunday in the Black Box Theatre at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $15 and $13.50, with discounts for seniors, military, UNLV faculty/staff, students and people with disabilities. UNLV students can purchase one ticket for $10. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 895-2787.
n “Bold Native,” a fictional animal welfare feature film, is scheduled to be screened at 5 p.m. Saturday at Best Billiards LV, 3740 E. Flamingo Road. The event is free by calling 650-3511 in advance to be placed on the VIP list. Visit boldnative.com.
Discounts for Locals
n Cirque du Soleil’s “Viva Elvis” at Aria has a locals’ offer with two tickets starting at $75. Call 877-274-0438 and use the code word “locals.”
n Disney’s “The Lion King” at Mandalay Bay is offering two-for-one tickets for orchestra and front mezzanine seats. Call 632-7580 and use the code word “pride.”
n The 49th annual Art in the Park benefiting the Boulder City Hospital is scheduled for Oct. 1-2 in park venues throughout Boulder City. The event includes hundreds of fine artists and craftsmen, live music and food. Visit artinthepark.org or call 293-0214.
n The sixth annual Pure Aloha Festival is scheduled for Oct. 6-9 at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. The band Nesian Nine & The Green is set to perform at 6 p.m. Oct. 7, and Hafa Adai from Guam is set to perform at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $35 and $30, respectively. Visit vizzun.com.
In a gallery near you
n “From Carbon Paper to .pdf” is slated to be shown through Oct. 23 at the Clark County Museum, 1830 S. Boulder Highway. The exhibit showcases 100 years of office evolution. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 455-7955.
n Pop Up Art House Gallery, 730 W. Sunset Road, is featuring Jason Adkins’ “Align and Prosper” through Thursday. Visit thepopuparthouse.com.
n Erica Fana’s “Behind the Eye of the Creator” is scheduled to remain on display through Friday at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway. Visit hendersonlive.com. amy.carbonmade.com or call 229-1012.