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The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre plans to put on “Tom Sawyer” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 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 visit artslasvegas.org.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada invites cyclists to the Downtown Soul Ride, a free, poker run-style tour of downtown scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The ride coincides with Rediscover Downtown Day. Riders will gather at the RTC’s administrative building, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway. Green Girl, a promoter of sustainability, plans to guide the tour. Stops along the way include The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, The Mob Museum, The Beat Coffeehouse and
Le Thai. Las Vegas Cyclery plans to provide free bike rentals and prizes for cyclists. To register, visit rtcsnv.com.

Plan your Rediscover Downtown Day with more than 40 activities scheduled all day and night Saturday, ranging from the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk to admission discounts at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, The Mob Museum and the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum. A list of events is available at rediscoverdowntownlv.com.

A Nevada Conservatory Theatre production of “Romeo and Juliet” is set 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, with discounts for students and faculty. Visit pac.unlv.edu.

Off-Strip Productions’ rendition of the Stephen Sondheim musical “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.

Banda Zacatecana de Tony Flores, a band founded by Las Vegan Tony Flores and named for the central state of Zacatecas, Mexico, is scheduled to put on a free concert of Spanish-language music at 6 p.m. Friday at Gary Reese Freedom Park, 850 N. Mojave Road. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 229-6383.

The first Moskow Speakers Series lecture 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. Saturday at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 507-3459.

HELP of Southern Nevada, is scheduled to honor Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani at its Tea, Trends & Tranquility fashion and tea fundraiser scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday at Four Seasons Las Vegas, 3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South Tickets are $100. Visit 369-4357 or visit helpsonv.org.

Brookings Mountain West plans to present “Nuclear Arms Control: Challenges and Opportunities in 2013″ a free lecture by Steven Pifer, a senior fellow at the Brookings Center, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Greenspun Hall auditorium at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit unlv.edu.

The PollyGrind Underground Film Festival of Las Vegas continues with film screenings, music and art displays weekends through the end of October. Visit pollygrind.com for a full schedule.

“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.

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The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts’ Choral and Instrumental programs plan a Joe Williams Music Scholarship Concert at
7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre on CSN’s Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. CSN also plans to put on Yasmina Reza’s French comedy “Art,” directed Robert D. Dunkerly, at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 20 and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 21 in the BackStage Theatre on the Cheyenne campus. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Call 651-5483 or visit csn.edu/pac.

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 public is welcome to attend a University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Alumni Association football pre-game tailgate party scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 E. Russell Road, prior to the game against the University of Nevada, Reno. Admission is $20 for adults and free for children 12 or younger. Discounted admission is available for alumni association members. Visit unlv.edu or call 895-3621.

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 for 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.

“Line, Rhythm, Stroke: Portraits and Life” a show of artwork by Cristina Natsuko Paulos is scheduled to be on display Thursday through Jan. 6 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. Visit lvccld.org or call 507-6030.

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 dontations are suggested. Visit firstchoicefriendslv.org or call 733-0323.

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. Activities planned include 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 into the event 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). No credit cards will be accepted. Call the Starbright Theater box office at 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. The free event is set to feature a costume contest for kids, 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 in the show. 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.

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas plans its 41st annual Boys Nite Out event at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Lied Memorial Boys & Girls Club, 2850 Lindell Road. The event’s goal is to match up several hundred boys from the clubs with men from the community for an evening of games, a meal and prizes. The event is free to young club members, and sponsored by participating adults who make a minimum donation of $50. To become a sponsor, visit bgclv.org/boys-nite-out or call Gabe Suarez at 253-2803.

A writer is interrogated after a series of grisly child murders resembling events in his stories in the theatrical thriller “The Pillowman,” written by Martin McDonagh and directed by Lysander Abadia, scheduled to run 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Oct. 19 through Nov. 4 in the Fischer Black Box at the Las Vegas Little Theatre. Tickets are $10 to $15. Visit lvlt.org.

The annual Family, Fur and Fun Fest, benefiting the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20 at Exploration Peak Park in Mountain’s Edge, 9275 S. Buffalo Drive. Admission is free. Call 444-3713, email info@familyfurandfun.com or visit familyfurandfun.com.

The Bikini Bar, 3355 Spring Mountain Road, is set to host a musical benefit starting at noon Oct. 21. Fourteen bands are scheduled to donate their time and talent to benefit local drummer Dave Holt, who recently underwent a partial leg amputation. For more information, call 485-5401.

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