Things to Do in North Las Vegas

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n College of Southern Nevada choral and instrumental programs plan a Joe Williams Music Scholarship Fund benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Nicholas Horn Theatre at the Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. The fund has helped more than 400 CSN students achieve their music education goals. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call 651-5483.

n The first Harvestfest event for Aliante master planned community residents is planned from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Deer Springs Park, 6550 Aviary Way. Residents can expect pumpkin decorating, hay rides, an inflatable slide, square dancers, mini-Ferris wheel, carnival games and prizes. Candy, caramel apples, funnel cakes, cotton candy and bottled water will be free for Aliante residents. School supply donations will be accepted for Goynes Elementary School. The school needs wide-ruled filler paper, Fiskar scissors, large pink erasers, liquid soap, 24-count Crayola crayons, Post-it notes, glue sticks and assorted highlighters.

n “Megamind,” the season’s final free Movie Madness Series screening is scheduled at dusk Friday at Nature Discovery Park, 2627 Nature Park Drive. Activities are scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. Call 633-2490.

n Left of Center Art Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road, offers paintings classes. The gallery also is exhibiting “Optical Fusion,” a collaborative work by sculptor William Glass and his wife, writer Rose Mary Glass through Nov. 2. Visit leftofcenterart.org or call 647-7378.

n Strap on a set of ice skates for Cosmic DJ Skate Night from 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at SoBe Ice Arena at the Fiesta Rancho, 2400 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is $6.50 and skate rental is $3.

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n A free demonstration of College of Southern Nevada dance classes — ballet, modern, jazz, tap, ballroom, yoga, Middle-Eastern along with special presentations from the dance club and choreography class — is scheduled at 1 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Nicholas Horn Theatre at the CSN Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Call 651-4201.

n Photographer Vincent Laforet’s free public lecture “Evolution from Still to Motion” is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Nicholas Horn Theatre at the College of Southern Nevada Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Visit tinyurl.com/5tlk89f.

n The City Moves dance concert is scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 22-23 in the Nicholas Horn Theatre at the College of Southern Nevada Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Performers from the Las Vegas Strip are set to lend their talent to this fourth annual benefit for the CSN Performing Arts Center and Family Promise of Las Vegas. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Ticket price includes a post-show reception. Call 651-5483.

Worth a Drive

n Mix 94.1 FM’s Bite of Las Vegas is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Desert Breeze Park, 8425 Spring Mountain Road. Headliners include Colbie Caillat, Michelle Branch, O.A.R., Mat Kearney and 100 Monkeys. Tickets are $9 at the gate. Visit mix941fm.radio.com.

n UNLV is set to open its Classical Guitar Series with the Falla Guitar Trio at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Doc Rando Recital Hall in the Beam Music Center, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The trio — Adam del Monte, Gyan Riley and Kenton Youngstrom — has performed numbers such as original Dusan Bogdanovic jazz compositions and Copland’s “Four Piano Blues.” Tickets are $40 or $13 for student rush an hour before the show with a UNLV ID. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 895-2787.

n Lord of the Rings In Concert: The Fellowship of the Ring is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday at The Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. The complete film is set to be projected on a 60-foot screen while the film’s score is performed live on stage by more than 200 musicians conducted by Ludwig Wicki and joined by soprano Kaitlyn Lusk. Tickets range from $35 to $125. Visit orleansarena.com or lordoftheringsinconcert.com or call 284-7777.

n The second annual Aki-Matsuri Japanese Festival, an autumn festival, is planned from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Chinatown Plaza, 4255 Spring Mountain Road. Games, karaoke, cosplay, performances, traditional dance and food are planned. Tickets are $3 or free for children 7 or younger. Part of the proceeds will go to the Japan Relief Fund. Visit lvakimatsuri.com, call 387-4500 or email info@eventsasia.us.

n “Evil Dead The Musical” promises to take all the elements of the cult classic horror films — “Evil Dead,” “Evil Dead 2” and “Army of Darkness” — and combine them into one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time. Performances are planned at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturdays and 5 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31. Tickets are $15 for locals, $20 for others or $30 for the “VIP splatter zone.” Visit onyxtheatre.com or call 732-7225.

n Roos-N-More, a nonprofit zoo that houses exotic animals for educational purposes, has scheduled several open zoo days at its Moapa facility. The zoo is scheduled to be open 9 a.m. to 1 or 2 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 30, and Nov. 6, 11 and 20. Admission is $10. The Oct. 30 date includes special Boo With the Roos activities. Costumes (without masks) are welcome. Visit roosnmore.org or call 467-3585.

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