ICES is looking for families in Southern Nevada to host high school students (ages 15-17) from other countries for the upcoming school year. Students must be provided with their own bed and a place to study, plus two meals each day. They have spending money and insurance.
Be transported back to the era of Las Vegas as a burgeoning railroad town in the Boomtown 1905 exhibit. Walk through re-creations of the original train depot, Arizona Club, Majestic Theatre, First State Bank, Lincoln Hotel and a mercantile. Encounter interpretive, interactive exhibits and period décor to learn about life in 1905 - 1920 Las Vegas.
Science Cafe Las Vegas meets on the first Wednesday of each month for an in-depth discussion of a particular topic led by a local scientist, with audience participation an important part of that discussion. All ages welcome.
Legendary British rock icons Def Leppard bring their Las Vegas show, “Def Leppard Hits Vegas: The Sin City Residency,” to Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Purchase ticket vouchers through our Box Office, and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the radio you love!
From crafts to food to everything in between, this is the place to celebrate all things artsy. Cockroach Theatre offers 20-minute vignettes, multiple food trucks offer mouth-watering dining, and booths of all sorts offer one-of-a-kind items. 5–11P, free. 1025 First St., ffflv.org
In addition to Mussorgsky’s classic, the orchestra will be performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major and Anna Clyne’s "Masquerade". 7:30P, $31–$110. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
Discover what your old family photos can tell you about your ancestors. Learn about the era and type of photography used. Presented by the Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society. Free, but should register.
New and used items of all kinds for sale, with proceeds benefitting Shifting Sands Belly Dance, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and promoting the awareness and appreciation of Middle Eastern and North African dance and culture. Free entry.
Mark Shunock gathers an eclectic cast of guests including stars from Hollywood, the Las Vegas Strip, musical acts, athletes, and celebrity chefs for 90 minutes of chat, entertainment, and a lot of laughs — all to benefit a local charity. 8P, $20–$50. The Space, 3460 Cavaretta Court, mondaysdark.com
The Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas holds several classes and meetings every month. Included are a breast cancer support group, the young survivor's breast cancer support group, pilates classes for women with breast cancer, yoga classes (including pre-natal), and more.
Sam Green tells the multi-decade and continent-spanning story of the group as it revisits its extensive body of work, performing music by George Crumb, Laurie Anderson, and John Zorn. 7:30P, $10. Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV, unlv.edu
The Emergency Management READY Crew will be on hand to show you how to create an emergency supply kit and how to stay safe if disaster strikes. Learn how to "Get Ready and Stay Ready." Free. 10 to noon.
It’s a museum by day and a School of Striptease at night! The Burlesque Hall of Fame’s School of Striptease offers classes for the hobbyist, the novice, and established performers of all kinds. Learn about the art of the striptease from the industry’s top performers of today and yesteryear.
The non-profit Narcotics Anonymous is a twelve-step program offering help for people trying to end a drug addiction, modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous. There are several meetings every day in Southern Nevada, most of them in Las Vegas.
Dr. Brian Hedlund from the UNLV School of Life Sciences will present the talk "Expanding the Tree of Life: Biodiversity Exploration in Geothermal Springs" on Sept. 12, starting at 7:30 pm. He will discuss how major advances in biotechnology and computing have expanded the exploration of microbial life.
The Women's Jewelry Association will bring together designers, retailers, editors, marketers, appraisers, salespeople, manufacturers and members of industry organizations to share in their passion for the work they do all year long. Members of the public are invited to learn and network.
Peter Moruzzi will read from and sign his book that visually celebrates Las Vegas’ evolution from a dusty railroad town to the world’s entertainment capital with more than 300 images. 6P, free. Inspire Theater, 107 S. Las Vegas Blvd., petermoruzzi.com