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Have a Great Weekend!

We debuted this “what’s happening” segment last month, but we didn’t have a name for it. Our entire office brainstormed for hours, honing in on what we wanted this regular segment to be. Then Heidi Kyser, Desert Companion’s staff writer sent us an email that ended with “Have great weekend!” and we had an 'a-ha' moment.

So, welcome to Have a Great Weekend with KNPR.


Heidi's Picks:


Petit-déjeuner francophone (French breakfast) by the Académie Francophone de Las Vegas

Saturday, Nov. 7 at First La Belle Terre Bread, West Sahara Avenue

"It is a casual conversation club that meets the first Saturday of every month for people to brush up on their French conversation skills."

Recycled Run Half Marathon, 10K, 5K  

Saturday, Nov. 7

Packet pick-up and registration at 7 a.m.

Equestrian Park

1200 Equestrian Drive

Henderson, NV 

"The reason its called the recycled run is because fall, for those of us who compete in 5K's, 10K's and half marathons, fall is the big time for those events and you have all these T-shirts and water bottles and PowerBars that get donated to those events and then you have piles of them left over. So this race organizer BBSC said, 'What can we do with all this stuff? Oh we'll just have one run where we give away all that stuff!"

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Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Friday, Nov. 13 - reception at 5:30 p.m. films start at 6:30 p.m. 

Clark County Theater at the Flamingo Library

1401 E. Flamingo Blvd. 

"It's a short film festival. They'll have two or three small documentaries and then the big feature they're showing this year is "SufferFest," which is the story of rock climbers Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright's attempt to climb, I can't remember how many 14,000-foot peaks."


Nikole's Picks:

Nevada SPCA Volunteer training -

Saturday, Nov. 7 at 8 a.m. with proof of tetanus shot 

4800 W. Dewey Drive

702-873-SPCA (7722)

"This is particularly close to my heart because I volunteer for the Nevada SPCA. I've fostered for them. They're a great organization."

Sunset Park'd - 

Saturday, Nov. 14, Noon to 8 p.m.

Sunset Park, 2601 East Sunset Rd., 

"There's going to be over 30 food trucks, live music from several bands, vendors. It is a free event." 



Brent's Picks:

Jesse Smigle

Friday, Saturday, Sunday starting at 6 p.m. - Midnight

P3 Studio from The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

"Jesse Carson Smigle is finishing up his residency at P3 Studios this weekend. He has been running nightly a game show called "Jeparady." If you're a fan of game shows, if you're a fan of the absurd and ridiculous prizes this is the event for you"

Bike for Brats 

Saturday, Nov. 7th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

418 W. Mesquite, Ste 130

"It's a charity art auction. You can go and see some of the best artists in the city's work and bid on it at relatively reduced prices because it's an auction."

Second Saturday

The Emergency Arts

Every second Saturday at 7 p.m. 

520 Fremont St. 

"These guys are the top of the line curators, I think, in the Valley right now. If you want to go and see where the most forward looking art, visual art, and performance art going on in Las Vegas, it is really the place to be."



Fred's Picks:

“Invention of Flying: The Wright Brothers”

Lecture by Geary Keilman of the Las Vegas Astronomical Society

Saturday, Nov. 7 at 10:30 a.m.

Centennial Hills Library - Las Vegas-Clark County Library District

6711 North Buffalo Drive

For more information: 702-507-6108

Click here for more information about the Wright Brothers: National Park Service/The Wright Brothers

"I love their tenacity. Also I just moved here from North Carolina and North Carolina is very important to the Wright Brothers. They went there to do their first flights."

Kristallnacht Commemoration

Sunday, November 8 at 2:30 p.m.

Temple Beth Sholom

10700 Havenwood Lane

Phone: 702-804-1333

Click here for more information about Kristallnacht: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

"Kristallnacht is regarded as the start of the Holocaust. There will be a short film and there will be an oral history video tape from the Holocaust Museum. But most important, Holocaust survivors, who now live in Las Vegas, are going to speak and I think it is important to hear those stories while we still can."


Carrie's Pick:

Wine, Cheese and Chaplin

Saturday, Nov. 7 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza

720 Twin Lakes Dr.




Heidi Kyser, Desert Companion staff writer; Brent Holmes, Desert Companion graphic designer; Nikole Robinson Carroll, Morning Edition host and KNPR's State of Nevada producer; Fred Wasser, KNPR's State of Nevada producer

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