Things to Do in Sunrise/Whitney, Oct. 15-21


The Wonderground variety shows are scheduled at 8, 9 and 10 p.m. Oct. 17 at The Olive, 3850 E. Sunset Road. The show features artists, magicians, dancers, musicians and more. Tickets are $10 at the door. Visit

The final Midnight Mayhem of the year is scheduled from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 18 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event is designed as a safe alternative to illegal street racing and allows drivers to pit their own street vehicles against one another on a drag strip. The entry fee for races is $15, and admission for spectators is $5. Call 800-644-4444 or visit

Teens are invited to participate in a Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament at the Sunrise Library, 5400 E. Harris Ave., from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Players must bring their own deck of cards. No buying, selling, or playing for cards is allowed. A winner will be awarded a prize at the end of the tournament.

Christ Church Episcopal, 2000 S. Maryland Parkway, plans to host its annual Lobster Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19. Admission is free, and entertainment is planned, along with silent and live auctions, raffles, arts and crafts and a bake sale. Lobsters are available for pre-purchase or purchase at the fair. Visit

The Kumukahi Ukulele and Hula Festival is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. Tickets range from $22 to $55. Visit

Ballet Folklorico Izel plans to present “El Color de Mexico” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Winchester Cultural Center Theater, 3130 McLeod Drive. A presentation of Mexico and its dance traditions is planned by Grupo de Danza Folklorica Kicukpaico from Tijuana, Mexico. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the show and can be purchased at the Winchester front desk or at

The Sunrise Library, 5400 E. Harris Ave., plans to host a Guitar Basics for Beginners class from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 19 and Nov. 16. Players will learn tuning, simple chords and a song. No registration is required, and the class is free, but players must bring their own guitar. Call 702-507-3907.

The Jazz Ensemble I and the Las Vegas Master Singers plan to perform an annual fundraising collaborative concert at the Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana Ave., from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 20. Tickets are available through the Las Vegas Master Singers and at the door. Visit


Soulmen, a Motown-style vocal quartet, is set to perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 18-19 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $33 to $36. Visit or call 702-749-2012.

“If Music be the Food of Love,” a performance by the UNLV Choral Ensemble, is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Dr. Arturo Rando-Grillot Recital Hall in the Lee and Thomas Beam Music Center on the campus of UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $10 or $8 for seniors, military personnel, UNLV faculty/staff and all students. Visit or call 702-895-3011.

The Las Vegas Crafters Guild plans to host its seventh annual Harvest Boutique and Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Oct. 18 and 10 a.m. to 4:30 pm. Oct. 19 at the Sahara West Library’s multipurpose room, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. As many as 20 juried artisans are set to offer handcrafted candles, fused glass dishes, handmade cards, purses, totes, children’s toys, jewelry, crochet hats and scarves and more. Admission is free. Visit

A benefit for Showbiz Kidz is planned for 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Family Music Theater, 8125 W. Sahara Ave. Donation is $10 for adults and $6 for children 12 or younger. Call 702-263-9594 or email

“Walk With a Doc” is scheduled at 8 a.m. Oct. 19 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Visitors are invited to take a nature walk with University Medical Center physicians and discuss topics ranging from childhood obesity to cardiac care. Visit or call 702-822-7700.

The 42nd annual Lobster Fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at Christ Episcopal Church, 2000 S. Maryland Parkway. Walk-in purchases and those made by phone are set to end at 4 p.m. Oct. 17, and online purchases are slated to end at 10:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Lobsters may be purchased at the fair, subject to availability. The free event is set to include live entertainment, raffles, arts and crafts and food booths. Visit

Shakespeare in the Park is scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at Lake Las Vegas, 15 Costa Di Lago. The Las Vegas Shakespeare Company is expected to present “The Comedy of Errors.” The event is free. Visit

The fifth annual Unmasking the Mind art auction and fundraiser is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 19 at UNLV’s Stan Fulton Building, 801 E. Flamingo Road. Mask art created by local artists, celebrities, teachers and students are set to be auctioned. Live and silent auction items also include Southwest Airline tickets and paintings created live by Don Michael Jr. and Teresa Maharaj. The live auction bidding is set to begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person or $75 for two. For tickets or additional information, contact Lee Huddy at 702-541-6640 or or visit All proceeds benefit students at Innovations International Charter School of Nevada.

A lecture titled “Area 51” is planned at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the National Atomic Testing Museum, 755 E. Flamingo Road. The lecture is set to be presented by Ben Hansen, lead host and investigator of the SyFy Channel program “Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files,” and Ben McGee, who starred with Hansen in the National Geographic television series “Chasing UFOs.” A meet and greet is scheduled at 6 p.m. Admission is $20 for museum members and $30 for nonmembers. Call 702-794-5151.

“Reflections,” a cabaret-style concert featuring Danny Wright, is scheduled at 2 and 6 p.m. Oct 20 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $30 to $75. Visit or call 702-749-2012.

Locals with valid ID can enjoy $6 off the $20 admission to the “50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic” exhibit by mentioning “Imagine Exhibitions Loves Locals” at the Imagine Exhibitions Gallery box office in The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, during October. Visit

Tickets are available for October performances at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. “Sister Act” is scheduled Oct. 15-20. Visit or call 702-749-2000.

The exhibit “Flores para el Día de los Muertos (Flowers for the Day of the Dead)” is set to feature work by local Hispanic artists exploring flowers and other objects as part of the annual Day of the Dead celebration. The exhibit is scheduled at Chamber Gallery at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St., through Nov. 7. Visit or call 702-229-1012.

“Sculptural Patterns: Life, Nature, and Reflections from the World We Live In,” featuring work by Bobbie Ann Howell, is scheduled at the Grand Gallery at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St., through Nov. 14. Visit or call 702-229-1012.

Left of Center Art Gallery is set to host “Perceptions in Translation” through Nov. 23 at 2207 W. Gowan Road. The art installations from “three unique artists with similar ethnic backgrounds” will be open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Call gallery director Marylou Evans at 702-647-7378.

The Children’s Book Illustrators Exhibit is scheduled through Nov. 30 in the Mayors Gallery of the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Visit or call 702-229-1012.

Ballroom dancing is planned from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road. Music is provided by Boyd Coulter’s Good Times Band. The cost is $4 per person. Call 702-795-8140.

The Country Fresh farmers market is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Admission is free.


The Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave, invites teens to participate in the Teen Zombie Survival event scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Participants will be divided into teams to compete in challenges, including a zombie makeup challenge and a dance-off to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Prizes will be awarded.

Jazz and blues musician Brian Culbertson is set to play Oct. 26 at the Railhead at Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25-$45. Those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Visit

The ninth annual Las Vegas Intertribal Veterans Pow Wow is scheduled for noon Oct. 26-27 at Sunset Park’s Area 1, 2601 E. Sunset Road, to honor veterans, both native and nonnative, through traditional tribal music, dancing and singing. Admission is $5 per person, $3 for seniors, $10 per family and free for military personal and police officers. Visit

The 5K and 1-mile Zombie Run fundraiser is scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 27 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road. The trail run requires each runner to wear a flag football-style belt. Runners who make it through the course with any of their flags left will finish “alive.” If the zombies succeed in taking all of a runner’s flags, he will finish “undead.” Volunteers 16 or older are invited to help during the event or to sign up as a zombie. Zombies must provide their own costumes. Runners can sign up by Oct. 18 for $60. The race will benefit the nonprofit Generation Vegas, which works to promote and improve education in the Las Vegas Valley. Visit

The second annual Sierra Sunrise Harvest Festival is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28 at Sunrise Mountain High School, 2575 Los Feliz St. The community event is set to feature music, entertainment, food, games and prizes. A classic car show, costume contest and train rides also are planned. Attendees are invited to donate nonperishable food items for drawing tickets. Door prize drawings also will be held to benefit Bailey’s Nest and Basket of Hope. Admission is free.

A Halloween puppet show is planned for children at the Sunrise Library, 5400 E. Harris Ave., from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31. The show invites children to wear costumes and enjoy puppet tales featuring pumpkins, ghosts and other Halloween characters.

Halloween Hauntings is scheduled at Parkdale Community Center, 3200 Ferndale St., from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31. The Halloween event is set to feature candy, snacks and a costume contest with prizes. Tickets are $5. Call 702-455-7517 or visit

The festival “Life in Death: Day of the Dead” is scheduled at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive, from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1-2. It is set to feature displays, an art exhibit, performances, crafts and food vendors and will focus on celebrating the Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos by featuring altars in memory of deceased relatives and friends. Call 702-455-7340 or visit

The movie “Argo” is scheduled to screen from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Winchester Cultural Center Theater, 3130 McLeod Drive, as part of Winchester’s monthly movies event. Admission is free.

The 16th annual Duel in the Desert for IMCA Modifieds is scheduled for Nov. 7-9 at The Dirt Track at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The dirt track race is set to hold practice night at 4 p.m. Nov. 6. It is free for spectators. Tickets for the actual race range from $15 to $20 for adults, $12 to $15 for seniors and military personnel and $6 to $8 for children. Visit

Corvette enthusiasts with the Vegas Valley Vettes have scheduled their second annual Turkey Shoot and Car Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Clark County Shooting Complex, 11357 N. Decatur Blvd. Participants are expected make a $5 per-shot donation to benefit homeless veterans in Las Vegas. Contact group president Jim Wolf at 702-494-9653.

Clark County Parks and Recreation plans to host the Sunset Parked Food Truck Event at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road, from noon to 10 p.m. Nov. 16 with more than 30 food trucks, classic cars, live music and children’s activities. Admission is free. Visit


The “Las Vegas Rocks Variety Show” featuring Tony Sacca is scheduled to play Fridays at the Railhead at Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway. Doors open at 1 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit

Classic rock tribute band Yellow Brick Road is set to play Fridays at the Railhead at Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway. Doors open at 9 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit

Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, plans to host Monday Night Football viewing parties inside Sam’s Town Live! Doors open one hour before kickoff. The events are free to B Connected members and will offer one free draft beer and prizes. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit

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