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.
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.
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.
Local authors Mercedes Yardley, Brian Rouff and Eric James Miller will read aloud spooky excerpts from their latest works and local professional artist Meegan Boiros will turn blank canvases into works of art using what they read as inspiration. The event runs from 2 to 4 in Building K, room 101.
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
Jump into the world of the real DEA agents Javier Pena and Steve Murphy who were instrumental in the take down of one of the most prolific and gruesome drug lords of all time, “The King of Cocaine”, Pablo Escobar. Purchase your tickets through Nevada Public Radio.
Science Cafe Las Vegas meets on the first Wednesday of each month, starting at 6:30, for a lively discussion of a specific subject. (You might want to brush up before heading out.) There's beer, but the event is okay for those under 21.
Dreesen was Frank Sinatra’s opening act for 14 years. In this show, he shares personal stories and insights from his work with the entertainment legend. 7P, $39–$59. Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
The Nevada Site Specific Advisory Board will meet in Las Vegas November 8, starting at 4 p.m., The NSSAB welcomes the public to attend. The board provides recommendations to the Department of Energy about environmental cleanup from historic nuclear testing and waste management activities at the Nevada National Security Site.
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.