Members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic will play their favorite ensemble pieces for flute and strings, including Mozart’s Flute Quartet No. 1 and Beethoven’s Serenade for Flute, Violin, Viola, and Cello. 7:30P, $70. Troesh Studio Theater at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
As part of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce’s Roadmap to Success Workshop Series, Aviva Gordon, Esq. of Gordon Law will present "Legislate This!" from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on October 19. The Nevada Legislature meets every two years. Gordon will discuss the new laws that were created this past session and which of them may impact businesses directly.
Oh, the relaxed bustle of shoppers on an autumn’s eve… the glowing amber of a setting sun… well-mannered party-goers chanting “Jimmy… Jimmy” while they imbibe in the delights of another Desert Companion pub crawl. Thursday, October 19th from 6-9pm at The District at Green Valley Ranch.
Leisure Connection (for adults 22+) is a social group for high-functioning adults with developmental disabilities. It provides recreational activities that promote socialization and independence in the community. Activities include bowling, movies, sports events, lunch/dinner outings, and leisure education classes. Hosted by the City of Las Vegas.
Funds raised go to assist Nevada veterans suffering from severe PTSD or suicidal tendencies. In conjunction with Michael’s Angel Paws, which trains service dogs. 7A, $25–$600. Siena Golf Club, 10575 Siena Monte Ave., 22warriors.org
For nearly 20 years, Roberts has been creating the soundtrack to families' lives, helping kids navigate the joys and sorrows of growing up and parents remember their own childhoods. 10:30A, free. Sunrise Library, lvccld.org
UNLV Dance will team with the UNLV Orchestra to present Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. Rather than simply reconstruct the original ballet, the goal of the work is to collect a group of choreographers and tell the traditional story though the lens of numerous dance genres. 7:30P, $18. Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV, unlv.edu
Conceptualized first as a memoir and now a show, Phil Faiss takes you on a journey of how horror movies have mirrored and influenced his life. $13, 8P. Vegas Theatre Hub, 705 Las Vegas Blvd. N., vegastheatrehub.com
The Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas will host a program with Cathy Scott October 20, starting at 1 p.m. Author and journalist Cathy Scott has had a front-row seat at many of Las Vegas’ most notorious murders over the past 20 years. She will share gripping backstories from many of Southern Nevada’s high-profile killings.
This annual event features the musical talents of physicians from all over the valley. Headlining this year’s show is Don Felder, former member of The Eagles. 6:45P, $40–$125. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
The 7th annual Balloon Festival at Southern Hills Hospital will include early morning balloon launches, a Saturday health fair, kids’ activities, evening balloon glows, amusement rides and much more! Proceeds go to the High School to Healthcare Scholarship program from the Public Education Foundation.
Fan-favorite and award-winning guitarist Ricardo Cobo returns with special guests October 20 at UNLV to perform Tangos y Sones Cubanos. Sones cubanos originated in Cuba in the 1920s, and tangos are the music from the popular dance. Starts at 7:30.
The Henderson Symphony Orchestra will perform Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz October 20 at 8 p.m. at the Henderson Pavilion and the 21st at 8 p.m. at Lake Las Vegas. Alexandra Arrieche is their conductor. Admission is free with donations welcome.
Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow will host its 20th annual fundraiser October 21 at Caesars Palace. The black tie event includes a hosted cocktail reception, an upscale silent auction, dinner, dancing and entertainment. All of the proceeds go directly to providing client services that empower job seekers to overcome barriers to gainful employment.
Pay tribute to the millions of women and children — particularly girls — who spend hours a day collecting water, by taking a 2.7-mile walk in their shoes from The Smith Center to the Springs Preserve. 7A, $15–$25. The walk begins at the Smith Center, springspreserve.org
Brush up your pumpkin decorating skills and enter the contest at the Fall Festival! Will yours be scary … or scarily funny? Pumpkins and supplies provided while they last. 11A, free. Summerlin Library, lvccld.org