The Assistance League of Las Vegas Thrift Shop will have a half-price sale on August 17 in celebration of National Thrift Store Day. This includes furniture and Top Drawer items, but not jewelry and items in their front glass case. They have a wide range of collectibles, men’s and women’s apparel and shoes, books for every age, housewares, linens, home decor, and seasonal items. Prices are reasonable.
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.
Paying special attention to the region surrounding Las Vegas, five international artists use a variety of media to probe the ways in which our civilization uses the land around us for work, recreation, and waste disposal. Free. Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, unlv.edu
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
The Mile High Jazz Band Association presents the Jazz & Beyond – Carson City Music Festival August 4-20. The annual festival will have more than 60 performances and over 100 performers, with admission to most free. Besides jazz, there will be bluegrass, blues, and Latin, among others.
"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.
An Alzheimer's caregiver support group meets on the third Tuesday of the month, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the H2U MountainView Office in Las Vegas. It allows family, friends, caregivers and others to meet regularly for mutual emotional support and to discuss coping skills.
Can we coexist with this wily creature? Speakers Josh Cerda and Pat Jackson from the Nevada Department of Wildlife and Carl Frey from the U.S. Department of Agriculture lead this lecture and workshop. Free. 7 p.m. Main Theater at Clark County Library, lvccld.org
Relax in the "Village Square" at the Center for Science and Wonder. Take a dish or bottle of wine to share and, if you have song in your heart, take your favorite instrument. Share a story. Enjoy an old fashioned Village Social. Doors open at 6 p.m. It's behind the PTs restaurant in the southeast part of the parking lot.
Keep Memory Alive at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas hosts "Lunch & Learn" talks most Wednesdays from noon to 1:00. Most often they cover topics of interest to those serving as caregivers to people with dementia.
Have you been diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s? Are you having difficulty accessing community services? Dementia Friendly Nevada invites you to share your experience and valuable feedback to help them improve dementia services in our community. They're seeking individuals diagnosed with mild to moderate memory loss for a focus group meeting August 17.
Clark County Wetlands Park presents the talk “The Old Spanish Trail: A History” by Liz Warren August 17, starting at 6 p.m. She's a local historian and one of the founders of the Old Spanish Trail Association.
Celebrate the 20th year of open-mic night hosted by Keith Brantley, community griot and wordsmith, and Lablaque, an avid supporter of the program. Ages 17+. Free. 7:30 p.m. West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 702-229-ARTS
St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Church in Reno will hold its annual Greek Festival August 18-20. There will be lots of things to eat; music and dance performances (and you can show off your own dancing skills); and a marketplace with jewelry, CDs, food, and clothing from Greece.