Astronauts are identified with adventure, exploration and endeavor. Discover what it takes to be a space explorer by wearing a flight suit, taking a spin in a ‘centrifuge’ capsule, climbing into a rocket, viewing live footage from the International Space Station, and more in this traveling exhibit.
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 Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor State Park offers outdoor performances of two shows: "Love's Labours Lost" by WS and "The Hound of the Baskervilles," not by WS. There's also the Monday Night Showcase, with music and other performances. Drink and food available, or take your own.
Roy Purcell's mixed-media paintings combine art with text, for a chronological overview of the history of the Las Vegas Valley. Free for members or with paid general admission. Big Springs Gallery at Springs Preserve, springspreserve.org
You could be forgiven for indulging in a little Summer of Love nostalgia as we swelter through this Summer of Anger Russia Healthcare Fake News. Majestic Repertory is here to help with that buoyant Age of Aquarius callback, Hair. Counterculture! Sexual revolution! Ancient music! Go for it, daddy-O! Various times, Alios Las Vegas, majestic repertory.com
"For A World Free From Nuclear Weapons,” a global peace exhibit that examines nuclear weapons issues from 12 perspectives, makes its Southern Nevada debut August 14- 24 at the SGI-USA Las Vegas Buddhist Center in Las Vegas. Opening night festivities take place on the 14th from 6 to 9 pm. It is open 6 to 9 pm Mon-Fri and 10 am to 3 pm Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.
Cheng Yajie’s drawings and paintings reflect the early influence of Social Realism, from his studies in China during the 1980s, and the dreamlike qualities and symbolism of Fantastic Realism, learned while in graduate school in Austria. Free. Art Gallery at Spring Valley library, lvccld.org
The Rape Crisis Center in Las Vegas uses male and female volunteers, ages 21 and over, to assist sexual assault victims. Volunteers assist the staff of the center by answering crisis calls around the clock, making referrals for victims and others who are seeking assistance, and more.
A California-based reggae singer of Samoan descent, J Boog has been entertaining fans for more than a decade. His newest release is Wash House Ting. Ages 18+. $22–$45. 6:30 p.m. Brooklyn Bowl at The Linq, brooklynbowl.com
Set to an iconic soundtrack that now features Twist & Shout, The Beatles™ LOVE™ by Cirque du Soleil® has been reinvigorated with vibrant new acts, costumes, choreography and astounding projection technologies. Discover or rediscover the emotional, spiritual and technological feat that’s inspired more than 8 million viewers, and continues to be one of the most celebrated shows in the world.
Lisa Mac hustles her highly individual naked blues with poet Lee Mallory in a love-themed show of honesty and emotion benefitting Opportunity Village. 6 p.m. Free. Artisan Hotel (poolside), 1501 W. Sahara Ave., email@example.com
Vegas performer Rohl has appeared in “Legends of Rock” as Janis Joplin and in Playboy’s “Girls of Rock.” This show features the musical direction of Lon Bronson. $20–$39. 8 p.m. Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
The 7th annual One Drunk Puppy Wine Tasting will be held August 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Silverton Casino Hotel. There will be a selection of wines and spirits from around the world. Enjoy music from DJ R.O.B., a selection of hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and more fun stuff! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Animal Foundation.
Friedman, former manager of the Silver Slipper, explores the major influences in the casino industry during the 1960s–1980s when the Mob was at its height of power and notoriety. Free. 2 p.m. Jewel Box Theater at Clark County Library, lvccld.org
The 2nd annual Reno Aloha Festival will be held August 26 in Wingfield Park in the heart of downtown Reno. The free event is a Pacific Islands cultural showcase, with musc. dance, food and Polynesian merchandise. Activities for kids will include arts and crafts, hula lessons, and Islands stories. Not for kids: the Samoan Fire Knife Dancing workshop.