Things to do in Southwest/Spring Valley Oct. 9-15

In Your Neighborhood

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 Griego also plays from 7 to 11 p.m. most Saturdays at Barcelona Tapas & Bar, 10690 Southern Highlands Parkway, No. 100. Visit 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

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

"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 or call 507-6030.

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

Comedians Derek Richards and Jason Harris are set to perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday at Big Al’s Comedy Club in The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Tickets are $19.95. Visit

Rock bands Vinyl Tattoo and Burn Unit are set to perform a free show at 9 p.m. Friday at Count’s Vamp’d, 6750 W. Sahara Ave. Visit

Local musician Don Musser is scheduled to offer free basic guitar classes from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 21 and 28 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. The course is set to cover chords and popular songs. Adults and teens are welcome. Participants must bring their own guitar. Visit

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 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

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada invites cyclists to register for 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, an outreach event lead by the Downtown Las Vegas Alliance. 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 and entertain cyclists with booming music. Stops along the way include The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, The Mob Museum, The Beat Coffeehouse, Le Thai and the RTC’s Bonneville Transit Center. To register, visit Plan your Rediscover Downtown Day with more than 40 activities ranging from the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk to admission discounts at museums. Visit

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, games and Dachshund races. Club members who pre-pay their 2013 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

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. Visit

Off-Strip Productions’ fully-staged rendition of "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

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 Israeli Knesset history) and talk show host Dennis Prager discussing "Consensus, Controversy & Complacency: A Fresh Perspective on U.S./Israel Relationships" moderated by "Primary Colors" author Joe Klein. Admission is free, but tickets must be acquired from the performing arts center box office. Visit 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 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 dontations are suggested. Visit or call 733-0323.

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 For vendor information or to volunteer, call 229-2420.

Plan Ahead

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 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

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 or visit

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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