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
At the 6th annual festival, you can sample more than 200 craft beers from 70 breweries, enjoy amazing food from culinary artists, and jam to live music. 5–9P, $40–$80.Clark County Amphitheater, downtownbrewfestival.com
The Reno Zombie Crawl is back for its 10th year with more of what you love! One of the biggest zombie bar crawls in the world, the Reno Zombie Crawl is one of USA Today’s Top 10 Costumed Halloween Parties in the US., with 20,000 participants, more than 50 different bars, hundreds of drink specials and so much more. Advance registration a must.
Musical and skit comedy all made up on the spot. The only “clean burning” improv show in the valley — so bring grandma and the kids! 7P, $10; $5 kids, seniors, and military. Show Creators Studio, 4455 W. Sunset Road, lvimprov.com
Something happened to Chloe after that party last Saturday night. Something she says she can't remember. Something everybody is talking about. Whose version of the story do you believe? 7:30P, $16.50. Black Box Theatre in Alta Ham Fine Arts at UNLV, unlv.edu
In their first tour together, the acclaimed folk-rockers share stories and perform their hits and songs from their upcoming album. 7:30P, $35–$115. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
With his soulful voice and earthy, southern manner, Grimm charmed millions of viewers as a contestant on season five of NBC's popular “America's Got Talent.” 7P, $20. Starbright Theatre at Sun City Summerlin, scscai.com
You are invited to Mr. Smiley and Inky Louise's crazy Oktoberfest birthday party for Hubert D'Givenski — a Swiss sock monkey! Ludicrous accordion entertainment by the Squeezebox Hero, Oktoberfest beer, specials and sausages for sale, folks wearing dirndls, lederhosen, and more! Held at the bar where everything's for sale. 21+ only. 5P-1A, free. ReBAR, 1225 S. Main St., rebarlv.com and squeezeboxhero.com
The Henderson Libraries Edible Book Contest is open to book lovers, lovers of crafting, jokesters, and those who appreciate a good cake. Each edible creation must depict a fictional or non-fictional literary work or character from the Suspense, Thriller, or Mystery genre. Must register by October 14. Judging will be on the 21st.
The Unity Festival will be held October 21, from l to 4 pm at the Baha'i Center on West Oakey. It will celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Baha'u'llah, founder of the religion. Everyone is welcome.
Clark County Wetlands Park has a few more morning walks coming up. On October 21, check out the weirs in place along the wash and learn how they work. On the 28th, exlpore some of the park's habitats providing resting sites for migratory birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.
The annual Las Vegas Book Festival returns to downtown Las Vegas Oct. 21. The keynote speakers will be authors Daniel Handler and Sharon Draper and there will be more than 25 panel discussions on topics that cover trends and issues in literature.
Christ Church Episcopal is hosting their 47th annual Lobster Fair October 21, from 9 to 3. There will be steamed and live Maine lobstres (which you can order in advance online), home cooked food, arts and crafts, music and other things. No charge to attend.