n A Hispanic heritage story time fiesta for children 11 or younger is scheduled from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the Sunrise Library, 5400 Harris Ave. Visit lvccld.org.
n A Hispanic Heritage Month puppet show is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. Visit lvccld.org.
n Celebrate the 17th Anniversary of the Thai Cultural Arts Association of Las Vegas with Thai music, dance and food at 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 455-7340.
n The British metal band UFO is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Friday in the Railhead at Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway. Visit boulderstation.com or call 432-7777.
n Comedian Sammy Shore is set to perform at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Marilyn’s Lounge in the Eastside Cannery, 5255 Boulder Highway. Admission is free but limited to adults 21 or older. Visit eastsidecannery.com or call 856-5300.
n The contemporary jazz band The Rippingtons is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. An adult 21 or older must accompany attendees under 21. Tickets start at $25. Players club members receive a $5 discount. Vist samstown.com or call 456-7777.
Worth a drive
n Lance Burton and Friends plan to perform in a show 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 “We Will Survive,” a benefit art show, is 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 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 free festival also will feature entertainment and sidewalk chalk art (create your own masterpiece for $5). Visit summerlinart
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 arts 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 younger. 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 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 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.
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 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, bounce houses, games, face painting, balloon animals and an ice cream-eating contest. Visit ksne.com.
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 Celebrity City Chorus, part of Sweet Adelines International, is scheduled to perform a free barbershop harmony concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana Ave. Doors open at 7:10. Call 223-7893.
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.