Join Nevada Public Radio and Desert Companion from 6-9 pm at Galleria at Sunset for a holiday dine-around. Participating restaurant include: Chevy’s Fresh Mex, GEN Korean BBQ House, Red Robin, Larsen’s Grill and Bravo Cucina Italiana. Enjoy light bites and specialty cocktails while taking in all the holiday magic. Receive a “Holiday Passport” upon check-in to map your way through these various dining destinations at Galleria at Sunset on the new plaza.
The Spring Mountain Ranch State Park docent group is looking for volunteers. The next set of classes will start October 10, covering the history and natural history of the area. Docents volunteer a certain number of hours per month, interacting with the public and working with park rangers.
The UNLV School of Music presents dozens of free classical music recitals and concerts every term. Most are by students, performing solo or in small groups. There are also performances by music faculty, guest artists, and visiting ensembles. Some things, such as their symphony orchestra and wind band concerts, have a small charge. You can find the complete list on their website.
For her stylized evocations of the desert, artist Rebecca Pugh paints old strips of bed linens in landscape shades - browns, tans, ochres, yellows, blues - and attaches them to free-standing frames. Opening reception 6 p.m., September 25. Through November 13.
The Utah Shakespeare Festival's Fall Season will run September 24 through October 31 in the indoor Randall L. Jones Theatre. Plays are the hilarious farce "Charley's Aunt," Shakespeare's romantic comedy "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," and the story of that most infamous vampire, "Dracula."
Artist Shantell Martin invites participants to step into the WHO ARE YOU booth, which is split into two sides allowing guests to RECORD and PLAY. In RECORD, attendees are asked to bring and leave items that say something about who they are. Martin will interview and draw the participant. During PLAY, guests may view the curious collections and stories of others. Free. P3 Studio at The Cosmopolitan, cosmopolitanlasvegas.com
Monday through Friday. 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Using funding set aside during the construction of City Hall, the city commissioned photographers Ryan Reason and Jennifer Burkhart to capture 25 downtown buildings of significance. Now you may view this series of historical record. Free. Las Vegas City Hall Chamber Gallery, 702-229-4631
Tues. - Sun. 7:30 p.m.; Sat. - Sun. 2 p.m. A Broadway smash hit from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, this musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. $36-$160. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
An eclectic assortment of premier local western artists at the Wild Horse Gallery, October 1-31. Included: JD Challenger, recognized as one of the world's leading painters of Native American art, captures the dignity and spirit of their people as no one can. Nancy Glazier, one of today’s most talented wildlife artists, brings light, life and breath to her paintings.
Gilcrease Orchard in the northwest part of the Las Vegas Valley has fruit and vegetables for sale. You can purchase from their stand or pick your own on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon. Check their website to see what's available. They also have apple cider.
The butterfly habitat at the Springs Preserve is open for its Fall season September 5 through November 30. Wander through the unique habitat and witness the fascinating dance between butterflies and the plants that sustain them. Leave with a better understanding of the environment needed for the survival of butterflies.
Christ Church Episcopal in Las Vegas is hosting an organ recital series October 2 through April 29, with local, national and international musicians. Ty Woodward is up first, on October 2. Other dates are December 6, January 8, February 5 and April 29. The organ, they say, is the biggest in the state. Suggested donation is $15.
OCT. 2-11, THU-SAT 8 p.m.; SUN 2 p.m. In Shakespeare’s beloved romantic comedy, a lovers' trap is set for sworn bachelor Benedick and Beatrice, his favorite verbal sparring partner. The gloves are off and a comic love story is in the making. $8-$10. Judy Bayley Theatre at UNLV, unlv.edu
Thurs- Sat 8 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m. Three Guys, one dead playwright and 37 plays, all in less than two hours! Theatre-goers deserve fair warning: This is a gut-busting comedy that ping-pongs back and forth across The Bard’s entire catalog in one high-paced evening of theatre. $20. Las Vegas Little Theatre, lvlt.org
OCT. 2-31, FRI-SAT 6:30P-12A; SUN & THU 6:30-10P. Visit Nevada’s longest running stand-alone haunted attraction as it celebrates its 17th year of being a “Top Haunt.” Walk through the sanitarium as a terrifying story unveils. This isn’t your basic monsters and spooks attraction, this is the real deal. $15-$35. Meadows Mall, lvhaunts.com
The show features fun lessons and facts about pirate life at sea in the 1700s and 1800s. You might even be invited to participate in pirate challenges to earn your own pirate eye patch. For $5 you can dress up like a pirate and have your photo taken in front of a pirate-themed backdrop.
In a nod to the Vegas Valley Book Festival, a group of mostly local artists - including Montana Black, Gig Depio, Richard Hooker, Bobbie Ann Howell, Kim Johnson - interpret the ideas of "narrative" and "mystery" in this show. Historic Fifth Street School, free 702-229-1012
Follow the bouncing theme: Because artist Marlene Siu has a thing - referred to as an obsession in the PR materials - for building containers, and another thing for photographing people in their environments; she has merged those things in this series of large color photos. She's built environments for specific people, then shot them within. Winchester Gallery, free, 702-455-7340.
Celebrate 2015 is a 3-day startup journey and conference held in downtown Las Vegas October 4-6. Attendees will learn, discover and engage directly with advisers, coaches, influencers, investors, founders and more startup experts.