Spooky, scary, and funny, the Las Vegas Improvisational Players make up their fun, kid-friendly show on the spot, based on the audience’s suggestions. 7P, $10; $5 kids, seniors, and military. Show Creators Studio, 4455 W. Sunset Road, lvimprov.com
This annual presentation showcases the musical talents of local physicians, and this year stars the former Chicago bassist and vocalist performing his hits. Proceeds support the Bonnie Schreck Memorial Therapies program at Nathan Adelson Hospice. 6:45P, $75–$125. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
Skye Canyon's Chalktober Fest on October 20 will have artists compete in the art competition, artwork in the vendor village, and a chance for you to make your own masterpieces in the freestyle chalk art area. Also, music, activities for the kids, food, and craft beer. It runs from 2 to 6.
The 9th annual Aki Matsuri will be held October 20 from 11 am to 9 pm. There will be music, dance and martial arts demonstrations, a karaoke contest, a haiku contest, a sake tasting area, and Japanese food. Some of the performers will be from Japan.
Notes with a Purpose hosts this benefit brunch-concert that includes classical and jazz musicians, five chefs, and four cocktail bars. 10:30A, $50–$125. Domsky Glass, 2758 S. Highland Drive, noteswithapurpose.org
David Damore, PhD, will talk about the history of Nevada as the original swing state and how things have changed and give some perspective on the midterm elections October 21. The talk is sponsored by the Humanist Association of Las Vegas.
The Young Artists Orchestra will have a dance-themed concert, Danse Macabre, October 21 at the Windmill Library. Included: Khachaturian’s Sabre Dance, Brahms' Hungarian Dance no. 5, and Saint-Saen's Dance Macabre.
The Japanese Festival Association of Nevada presents the Aki Matsuri Performer Showcase on October 21 at 2 pm at the Clark County Library. This event will have performers from Japan featured at this year's Aki Matsuri festival and by Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko.
The Animal Foundation in Las Vegas is in desperate need of sheets, blankets, towels and such to use for bedding for their cats and dogs. Gently used or new items can be dropped at the shelter every day between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. They would also like to connect with housekeeping departments for regular pickups of donated items.
The Southern Nevada Rock Art Association meets on the fourth Monday of every month, starting at 6:30 p.m., in the REI store in Boca Park. Admission is free and anyone interested in rock art is invited to attend. There's usually a program on rock art and/or archeology, most often local or regional.
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.
Sin City Opera presents "A Night with the Flying Dutchman" October 25 at 7 p.m. and the 28th at 2 p.m. in the Charleston Heights Arts Center. It's a synoptic, multi-media, operatic production with a 14-piece orchestra.
The Flying Dutchman desperately seeks out love every seven years. He needs a woman to marry him to lift the curse he and his ghostly crew have been under for hundreds of years.
Set poolside at the Plaza, the Taste of Downtown offers guests the chance to immerse themselves in the high-energy surroundings of Downtown Las Vegas while enjoying cuisine and cocktails from the spotlight restaurants that make up Downtown. Proceeds support the Nevada Restaurant Association's education and scholarship programs.
This popular party includes flips, remixes, and original tracks by Sade and Erykah Badu with selectors Mr. E, Cutso, and special guest The Whooligan. 18+ only. 11P, $10–$15. Brooklyn Bowl at The Linq, brooklynbowl.com
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.
Viva Las Vegas! Bike MS: Las Vegas returns for its fourth year October 27, with three routes: 30, 50, or 100 miles across the Southern Nevada landscape. The rides atrat and end at the Clark County Amphitheatre. There's a $200 fundraising minimum.