Weekend Picks With Desert Companion



Hooray for the weekend!

What are your plans for your days off? Between Saturday morning errands and Sunday night football, members of the Desert Companion staff have some suggestions of what to see, what to watch and where to go for an interesting weekend.

Heidi Kyser's Picks:

Downtown Las Vegas Oktober fest at the Fifth Street School.

Riding the River Mountains Loop Trail, which is a 35 mile ride around the mountains between Henderson, Boulder City and Lake Mead, with my biking buddies. Biking Las Vegas.

Watching "Everest," the film based on one of the deadliest climbing years for the world’s highest peak, in 3D with my hubby.

Finishing the book “Haldol and Hyacinths” in preparation for my Oct. 17 interview of author Melody Moezzi at the Vegas Valley Book Festival.

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Brent Holmes' Picks:

Check out a live performance of native dance Fawn Douglas, a member of the Las Vegas Paiute tribe, at 8:30 p.m., during First Friday events.

Enjoy Su Limbert and Sierra Slentz's exhibition at Black Bird Studios.

Try Second Saturdays over at the Emergency Arts Center.

And finally, the current exhibition at P3: "Who Are You?" You are who? Are you you? 

Scott Dickensheets' Picks:

I just visited the exhibit of downtown architecture photography at city hall:.

I’m planning on reading Claire Vaye Watkins' big-splash new novel.

Also: 'The Water Knife' Envisions Dystopian Drought Effects

Carrie Kaufman's Picks:

Ann Hampton Callaway, at the Smith Center for two shows on Saturday - 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

The Henderson Triathlon, formerly called the Ironman 70.3 Silverman, will be making its way through the streets of Henderson on Sunday. It will start with a 1.2 mile swim in Lake Mead, followed by a 56 mile bike ride through the Lake Mead Recreation Area, and a 13.1 mile run through Henderson's residential areas. It will all end at the Henderson Pavilion, at Green Valley and Paseo Verde.

The Sweet Adelines are holding their annual convention in Las Vegas, Oct. 5-10. Their performances are open to the public. And we'll have last year's winning group on the air on Wednesday of next week.




Scott Dickensheets, deputy editor, Desert Companion; Brent Holmes, graphic designer, Desert Companion; Heidi Kyser, staff writer, Desert Companion

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