Things to do in Centennial Oct. 9-15

In Your Neighborhood

Children 6 to 11 are invited to learn about fantastical beasts and monsters from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Space is limited. Passes will be distributed at 4 p.m. Visit lvccld.org.

Wagons are to be decorated for Halloween during spooky hay rides scheduled at 4:30, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Fridays through Sundays in October at Sagebrush Ranch, 7103 Rebecca Road. Rides are $18 and include a Western hanging, a costume contest and goblins along the trail. Visit sagebrush-ranch.com or call 645-9422.

The Trilogy of Terror haunted houses featuring Castle Vampyre, Circus of Horrors and Gates of Hell (rated R, younger than 17 allowed only with a parent) are set to be open from 7 p.m. to midnight Sunday through Oct. 18, Oct. 21-25 and 28-29 and 7 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Oct. 19-20, 26-27 and 30-31 at AMC Theaters Rainbow Promenade 10, 2321 N. Rainbow Blvd. Admission to Castle Vampyre and Circus of Horrors is $12 each. Gates of Hell is $14, and a pass for all three attractions is $29. An all-night pass is $35. Call 362-3327 or visit freaklingbros.com. No children younger than 7 are allowed.

The Hotel Fear haunted house is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday and Oct. 19-20, 25-27, 31 and from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 18, 21, 28 and 30 at the Craig Road Promenade, 655 W. Craig Road. Tickets are $15 or $12 with Nevada identification. Visit lasvegashaunts.com.

Worth a Drive

The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre plans to open its 36th season with the musical “Tom Sawyer” at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for teens, seniors and members of the military and $3 for children, 12 or younger. Call 229-6383 or 229-6553, or visit artslasvegas.org.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada invites cyclists to register for the Downtown Soul Ride, a free bike tour of downtown scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The ride coincides with Rediscover Downtown Day (rediscoverdowntownlv.com). Riders will gather at the RTC’s administrative building, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway. Stops along the way include The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, The Mob Museum and the RTC’s Bonneville Transit Center. To register, visit rtcsnv.com.

A Nevada Conservatory Theatre production of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Judy Bayley Theatre at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets start at $20. Discounts are available for students and faculty. Visit pac.unlv.edu.

Off-Strip Productions’ fully staged rendition of the Stephen Sondheim musical thriller “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” is scheduled for 8 p.m. Fridays through Sundays through Oct. 28 at the Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 16 B. Tickets are $20. Visit onyxtheatre.com.

The first Moskow Speakers Series lecture, presented by Temple Sinai, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday in the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The event is set to feature Avraham Burg (the youngest speaker in the history of the Israeli Knesset) and talk show host Dennis Prager discussing “Consensus, Controversy & Complacency: A Fresh Perspective on U.S./Israel Relationships” in a conversation moderated by “Primary Colors” author Joe Klein. Admission is free, but tickets must be acquired from the performing arts center box office. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 895-2727.

The Nevada Chamber Symphony’s 28th season is set to premier with a program of works by Hispanic/Latin American composers performed by the orchestra and its recently formed cello ensemble Trio Serenata at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 507-3459.

First Choice Pregnancy Services, a center at 860 E Sahara Ave. that provides free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and abortion alternative counseling, plans to host its eighth annual The Miraculous Life Gala at 5 p.m. Saturday at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. The gala is set to feature dinner, entertainment, a silent auction and an address by Bruce Wilkinson, author of “The Prayer of Jabez.” Admission is free, but reservations are required and donations are suggested. Visit firstchoicefriendslv.org or call 733-0323.

“A David Ives Holiday Sampler” featuring selections from “Time Flies” and “All In the Timing” is scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in Las Vegas Academy’s Black Box Theatre on the corner of 10th Street and Lewis Avenue. Tickets are $8. Visit lvacademytheatre.org or call 799-7800, ext. 5107.

“Fabulous Las Vegas: A Night of Showmanship,” a benefit for the Liberace Foundation for the Creative and Performing Arts, is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday at Hacienda Palomino, the former Las Vegas residence of Michael Jackson, 2710 Palomino Lane. Admission is a donation of $150, which must be paid in advance. No ticketing will be done on site. The registration deadline is today. Visit fablv.us.

Ricardo Griego is slated to play Spanish guitar in a free concert accompanied by dancers at 2 p.m. Saturday at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Visit lvccld.org. Griego also plays from 7 to 11 p.m. most Saturdays at Barcelona Tapas & Bar, 10690 Southern Highlands Parkway, No. 100. Visit ricardogriego.com or call 483-5764.

Wear sneakers paired with party clothes to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas’ Sneaker Ball scheduled at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Entertainment, stadium-style food, beer and cocktails and a live and silent auction are planned. Call 367-2582 or visit bgclv.org.

The Pure Aloha Fall Festival is scheduled from 4 to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. The event features a Hawaiian festival and concert series with more than 100 booths and amusement rides. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 55 or older, military with ID and children 5 to 10. The festival is set to feature J Boog and Hot Rain at 6 p.m. Friday and Willie K and Kalama Brothers at 6 p.m. Saturday. Concert tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the event. Visit vizzun.com.

Speeding Theatre, a 55-or-older drama group, plans to present the comedy “Golf With Alan Shepard” featuring Chuck N. Baker, Mike Hubbard, Oliver A. Phillips, Al Rauckhorst and John M. Slocum at 8 p.m. Fridays through Sundays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28 in the LVLT Studio Theatre at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive. Tickets are $11 to $12. Visit lvlt.org.

The Las Vegas Hot-Diggity Dachshund Club and Rescue plans to host its ninth annual Hallo-Weiner event from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kellogg-Zaher Dog Park, 7901 W. Washington Ave. Expect a costume contest, music, games, food, vendors, a photographer, Dachshund races, a raffle and a silent auction. Club members who pre-pay their 2013 membership dues of $25 get in free. Admission for nonmembers is $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 or younger, $3 per dog or $15 per family. Visit lvhddcr.com.

The Gateway Arts Foundation plans to present “Ben Hale’s ’60’s Revue” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $12 for Sun City Summerlin residents and $15 for nonresidents. All ticket sales are check or cash (exact change required). Call 800-595-4849.

The Ward 2 Trunk Or Treat Car Show and free Halloween festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive. Expect a kids costume contest, jump houses, face painting, music and Halloween craft projects and games, as well as trunk-or-treating at the car show. All makes, models and years of vehicles are welcome. Early registration for the car show is $25 per car and includes a T-shirt, dash plaque, goody bag and raffle tickets. Event-day registration is $35, cash only. Vendors also are welcome. The fee is $25 and includes a table. For car show registration, visit lasvegasnevada.gov/trunkortreat. For vendor information or to volunteer, call 229-2420.

Comedian David Brenner plans to perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets start at $15.95. Call 636-7075 or visit suncoastcasino.com.

Families are invited to bring a snack or picnic lunch and enjoy a free screening of “Clifford’s Really Big Movie” at noon Wednesday as part of the Family Lunchtime Movie Matinee Series at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Call 507-3863.

The Las Vegas Polymer Clay Guild’s Members Show is scheduled to be shown in the art gallery at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive, during regular library hours through Dec. 18. A reception is planned from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Call 507-3710.

Artist Dave Thompson’s “Re-Cycled Metal Art Sculptures” are scheduled to be exhibited in the gallery at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., Thursday through Dec. 11. The exhibition features a whimsical garden of recycled steel. Call 507-3630.

Wes Winters plans to perform his one-man lounge show from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays in Addison’s Lounge in the Rampart Casino at The Resort at Summerlin, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. There is no cover charge, but attendees must be 21 or older. Call 507-5900.

The nonprofit Nathan Adelson Hospice is gearing up for its 13th annual Wine and Food Tasting Extravaganza, slated from
5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Gaudin Motor Co., 7200 W. Sahara Ave., to benefit the Pediatric Program. Sample wines and cuisine while enjoying music and a silent and live auction. Attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased by calling Stephanie Forbes at 938-3910. Visit nah.org.

A Fall Chapeau & Fashion Show is planned by the Royal Tea Society from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Lakeside Center in Desert Shores, 2620 Regatta Drive. The special guest is scheduled to be Lady Jeannine Martin-Mason. Admission is $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers. RSVP by phone at 260-4600 or email at royalteasociety@cox.net. Visit royalteasociety.com.

The 18th annual Summerlin Art Festival is planned for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Summerlin Centre Community Park, 1800 S. Town Center Drive. Admission is free. Nearly 100 artists and craftspeople will display their works. Collections are to include paintings, glasswork, pottery, jewelry, metal works, sculpture and mixed media. Chalk art using the park sidewalks as a canvas also will be part of the event. Noncompeting artists can participate for $5, which includes sidewalk space, a knee pad and chalk. Live music, dance performances, food art demonstrations and children’s activities also are planned. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Visit summerlinartfestival.com.

Free guitar classes are set to continue at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., with instructor Matt Hennager from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 21 and 28. Classes last one hour, and students are asked to bring a guitar. Call 507-3631.

PLAN AHEAD

The Las Vegas Farmers Market is scheduled to set up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first and third Saturday of the month at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. Admission to the park is free during the market. Visit lasvegasfarmersmarket.com.

J.R. Pony Parties, an educational farm, welcomes the public to visit from 10 a.m. to noon during Open Gate Days scheduled for Oct. 16, 26 and 30, Nov. 7, 12, 23 and 28, and Dec. 4, 18 and 28 at 1753 Fairhaven Ave. Admission is $5, which includes pony rides, visits to the goat barn and more. Visit jrponyparties.com or call 631-4142.

Zombie Self-defense Redux is planned for 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Join the discussion of personal safety and basic self-defense. Call 507-3712.

Rita Coolidge plans to perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and 28 at the Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive. Tickets are available from $15.95, plus tax and fees. Call 636-7075 or visit suncoastcasino.com.

Purbasha Banerjee of Nritya Academy of Indian Dances plans to present “Rhythm of India —- An Afternoon of Dances” from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The free program will feature a lecture, followed by a live performance of “Bharata Natyam,” one of the most popular and widely performed dance styles in India. Bollywood-style dancing also is planned. Call 507-3631.

The Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., invites children up to age 6 to the “Witches, Pumpkins and Grinning Ghosts” puppet shows planned for 10:30 a.m. Oct. 29-31. The show is free. Call 507-3630.

The Nevada Watercolor Society’s Annual Juried Exhibition is scheduled to be at the art gallery at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive, during regular library hours Oct. 19-Dec. 1. A reception is planned from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9. Call 507-3860.

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