Seven Days

The highlights of this week in your city.

Thur. 21

If you’ve got young children, consider stopping by the Tots Trick or Treat Trail at the Whitney Ranch Recreation Center (1575 Galleria Drive) or the Valley View Recreation Center (500 Harris St.) in Henderson, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Intended for little ghouls 5 and under, the event is free and open to the public, but a donation of two canned food items for the Henderson Salvation Army would be gratefully accepted. Visit for information.

Fri. 22

Is there a better time to debut a new country album than during the Professional Bull Riding Championships? Not if you’re a professional-bull-rider-turned-country-music-singer Justin McBride (pictured). To celebrate the release of his second album, Live at Billy Bob’s Texas, McBride and his band are putting on a concert at the Venetian Showroom at 10:30 p.m. Purchase tickets at, or by calling 414-7469.

Sat. 23

Time to get a taste of the Valley at Mix 94.1’s Bite of Las Vegas Food and Music Festival. From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Desert Breeze Park (Spring Mountain Road and Durango Drive), 45 restaurants will have samples of their delicacies priced at $1 to $5. They’ll also be competing with one another in a booth-decorating contest. Enjoy live music by Switchfoot, Plain White T’s (pictured), Ryan Star and others. Tickets are $9 for adults and free for children 5 and under. Visit for information.

Sun. 24

Fans of architecture take note: the Morelli House is open today. A classic example of mid-century modern design, the house, built in 1959, is also home to the Junior League of Las Vegas, and it is due to their generosity that the public can have a peek from 1-3 p.m. Antonio Morelli, who was the symphony conductor of the Sands Hotel, is the namesake, in case you didn’t know. While you’re there, check out “Remains of the Day,” a photo exhibit of local mid-century architectural jewels that have survived years of sprawl. Visit for more information and to register.

Mon. 25

Don’t be surprised if you feel something nipping at your heels during the second annual Easter Seals Great Pumpkin Run on Thursday. Starting at 7 p.m. at Anderson Dairy (801 Searles Ave.), the 5K run and 1K walk will take runners through the Woodlawn Cemetery and Bunkers Edenvale Cemetery, ending in a Halloween after-party with food, drinks and entertainment. Participants are encouraged to dress in costume, so don’t be surprised if the Grim Reaper is chasing you through the graveyard. Fair warning: You have to register before midnight Tuesday. Visit for information and a link to the registration site.

Tues. 26

Are you between 20 and 50, ambitious and looking to give back? If so, meet up with like-minded individuals at the United Way of Southern Nevada’s Young Philanthropists Society’s Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. at Planet Hollywood. Former Los Angeles Raider Napoleon McCallum is the keynote speaker, and newscasters Dave Hall and Dayna Roselli will pull duty as the masters of ceremonies. Get a jump on your philanthropy by bringing in a children’s coat to donate. Tickets start at $50, visit for information.

Wed. 27

In a fine example of art imitating life, famed Elvis impersonator Steve Connolly is debuting an exhibit inspired by the King himself. The exhibit, on display at the Southern Nevada Center for the Arts (1310 Third St.), is a collection of pastels, oils and line art that pays tribute to the man, the myth, the legend. Connolly is an accomplished artist who most recently was the recipient of UNLV’s Bella Style Award, and he has plans to put on a demonstration during which he will paint an Elvis portrait while dressed as Elvis. Very meta. For information visit



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