Clear out a space in the garage and open your checkbook, it’s time for the third annual Barrett-Jackson Vegas Collector Car Auction. The bidding happens at Mandalay Bay through Saturday on classic roadsters, beefy muscle cars and high-end super cars. Hundreds of vehicles will be up for purchase part of the “no reserve” auction, including vehicles from the late Danny Gans’ personal collection, such as a 1932 Ford three-window coupe, a 1955 Chevrolet Cameo pickup and a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda coupe. Visit Barrett-Jackson.com for details.
Pack up the kids for an evening of barbecue, live music and family-friendly activities for the fourth annual Rock the Walk benefit for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Spread out a picnic blanket on the lawn and dig into food from Famous Dave’s barbecue while listening to Christy Molasky & the Music Junkies. Proceeds for the event go directly to the JDRF; tickets start at $50 and include dinner. Call 732-4795 or visit jdrflv.org for more details.
The 40th annual Mr. Olympia bodybuilding competition has been dubbed the Super Bowl of bodybuilding; come by the Orleans Arena and see why. Men and women from around the world—including Las Vegan and three-time champion Jay Cutler—will amaze you with their ripped physiques. Visit OrleansArena.com for more information. If Speedos and body bronzer aren’t your thing, check out the Rally for Owarness hosted by the Women’s Cancer Center of Nevada. Ovarian cancer is very treatable if caught early, so this rally at the Women’s Cancer Center (3131 La Canada St., Suite 241) could save lives. Criss Angel will be there, too. Call 469-0505 for more information.
Opa! It’s time for a big fat Greek Food Festival and everyone is invited. Now in its 38th year, the festival provides Greek favorites such as baklava, loukaniko, gyros and grape leaf rolls to the masses. As you walk around St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church grounds (5300 S. El Camino Road), take in the sights and sounds of traditional live Greek music and dance with performances throughout the day. Visit LasVegasGreekFestival.com for ticket prices and information.
Does your kid sing and dance in front of the TV? Then be a good stage parent and jumpstart their career at the Shots 4 Tots Talent Search. The Southern Nevada Health District and 100 Black Men of Las Vegas, Inc. are looking for singers, dancers and cheerleaders from kindergarten through fifth grade to audition at the Doolittle Community Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 2. But the deadline to sign up is Sept. 30. The top five groups will be selected to perform during the Shots 4 Tots on Oct. 16. Contact Naomi Lewis at email@example.com.
If you follow chef Kerry Simon on Twitter, you might already know about the Tweetup at Simon at Palms Place. If not, here’s the deal: Starting at 6 p.m., guests will be treated to a tasting of the new power lunch menu with complimentary cocktails from Hypnotic and PAMA passed around for those who RSVP’d. The celebrated chef will be on hand to elaborate on the new menu, but the event is only for followers of @kerrysimon. Visit twtvite.com
for more information.
Being discovered in the art world is not easy, making the Henderson Art Association Exhibit a valuable resource for emerging artists. Founded in 2001 to help up-and-comers promote and display their artwork, the association is holding a reception at 6 p.m. at the gallery inside the Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway. Artists will be on-site to answer questions about their work and admission is free. Call 267-2171 for information.