A story about young love, a haunted house, and a war with a corrupt casino owner are all captured in Rouff’s unique Vegas ghost story. Rouff will also talk about writing and publishing. 7P, free. Jewel Box Theater at Clark County Library, lvccld.org
These days, you can’t swing a suspiciously dead cat without hitting a conspiracy theory about some aspect of modern life, from the deep state to George Soros to the Koch bros. In many ways, the murder of John F. Kennedy is the wellspring of that mentality. This evening, two experts will tug at opposite ends of the assassination’s main controversy: Did Oswald act alone? Author Gus Russo says yes; author Dan Moldea insists he had mob help. Oct. 24, 7p, $20, themobmuseum.org
If the French hadn’t already invented the word chanteuse, we’d have had to subcontract them to do it now to describe sultry performer Melody Sweets. She’s a multifaceted singer, songwriter, and burlesque performer. You may know her as the Green Fairy in Absinthe; now’s your chance to catch her in The Sweets Spot, a show of original songs, covers of classic numbers, and lots of oo-la-la. Oct. 24, 9:30p, $20-$40, thesmithcenter.com
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.
The legendary Rodgers & Hammerstein musical tells the story of schoolteacher Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam, who has brought her there to teach his wives and children. Wed–Sun 7:30P; Fri–Sun 2P, $36–$127. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
Arkham's Asylum has been broken into and all of Gotham's villains are destroying the city! Join Commissioner Gordon and the Dark Knight for one night and defend Gotham from evil villains like the Riddler, Poison Ivy, and, of course, the Joker. 5P, free. Paradise Rec Center, clarkcountynv.gov
Crooner Michael Monge, jazz singer Rita Lim (who worked with Prince), Elisa Fiorillo, Mario Rosales and the ever popular Ned Mills will entertain and delight in the Vegas Variety Show. Comedian and musician Dennis Blair, who appeared with George Carlin for 20 years, will host. Starts at 7 p.m.
CenturyLink presents their 3rd annual CenturyLink Trunk or Treat benefiting United Way of Southern Nevada on October 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. Vehicles from community organizations will offer treats from their decorated car trunks. Also, carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, a hay maze and a few surprises.
The October edition of Last Friday, Just Add Water Street will feature a 1980s themed Skate Costume Party, just in time for Halloween! Head down to Water Street in your best 80s gear, skate around the premise to hoppin' 80s tunes, enjoy bites from local vendors and enjoy live art.
The Nevada Day Classic 8K run and 2 mile run/walk will be held October 28 in Carson City, just before the Nevada Day Parade. The Classic is hosted by Tahoe Mountain Milers and benefits Guide Dogs for the Blind. Local guide dog puppies-in-training and their raisers from the group Eyes for Tomorrow will serve as course marshals to guide runners and walkers through the west side of Nevada’s capital city.
The 32nd annual "Race For Life" will be held October 28 at Cornerstone Park in Henderson. There will be music; food and drink for participants; and medals in eight age brackets, male and female. It's a benefit for the Women's Resource Center of Nevada, which provides women with alternatives to abortion.
The 15th annual Halloween Extravaganza at the Gibson Library will be held on October 28, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.. Go in costume to trick or treat, play games and win prizes! It will be a ghoulish good time! Free. For all ages.
Nevada Garden Clubs will hold a standard flower show with a fairy tale theme October 28 and 29 from noon to 4:00. There will be displays in the categories of design, botanical arts, education, horticulture and photography. Admission is free. For more information call Judy at 702-259-6459.
The Gateway Arts Foundation is celebrating 10 years. Their annual scholarship benefit concert. featuring Whitney Phoenix playing tunes from his new album, will be October 29, starting at 3:00, in Summerlin's Starbright Theate.