Do you believe in the supernatural? Let mentalist Lior Suchard blow you away with his telepathic and mind-reading skills during his comedic, interactive and magical show, Supernatural Entertainment. The man with the sixth sense is bringing his performance to the Lounge at the Palms for a five-week residency every Thursday and Friday night through June 17. (7 p.m., $19, tickets available at Palms.com.) After losing a huge benefactor, Adopt a Rescue Pet is in desperate need of help to raise funding to save its older and special-need dogs. Tommy Rocker’s is teaming up with ARP to Save the Sanctuary with a performance by Tommy Rocker himself, happy hour specials and a beneficiary raffle. (4275 Dean Martin Drive, 6 p.m.) Don’t forget to visit the new Tivoli Village in Summerlin for Brio Tuscan Grille’s Grand Opening.
Feel the spirit and power of unity when up to 10,000 women gather for Over the Top, a two-day event for women to connect and take in the art, talent and beauty within each other. Presented by Women of Faith, the weekend will feature speakers, authors, musical artists and performers. (Thomas & Mack Center, 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday, $99, register at WomenOfFaith.com.) Get up close and personal during the screening of the civil rights documentary Freedom Riders, an inspiring story of more than 400 black and white bus riders imprisoned for traveling together. Original Freedom Rider and current Georgia congressman John Lewis will hold a live discussion in the Montego Ballroom in The Mirage. (4 p.m., RSVP at VegasPBS.org/freedom, open to the public.)
In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Grant a Gift Autism Foundation stages its second annual 5K Autism Walk/Run for Hope at Town Square, along with a food fair, raffle and live entertainment. (Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., run/walk 9 a.m., register at GrantAGiftAutismFoundation.org.) Support local artists while giving to a good cause tonight. Blackbird Studios presents Japan’d Aid, a Japanese relief silent auction and live painting event with a goal to raise $5,000 for relief efforts. The auction will be accompanied by complementary tea tasting from Iron Kettle Teas and food provided by Sloppi Jo’s food truck. (1551 S. Commerce St., Suite A, 4-10 p.m.)
Learn about everything from radiation to radio technology as the weeklong Las Vegas Science Festival begins today at locations across the Valley. (Free admission, visit LasVegasScienceFestival.com for more information.) Funny girl Rita Rudner is back to host the eighth annual Best in Show, where more than 50 dogs from the Animal Foundation will compete at the Orleans Arena. All proceeds benefit the Animal Foundation, and the dogs will be available for immediate adoption. Last year the event raised more than $175,000 and 50 dogs were blessed with homes. (Noon, tickets $12 for adults, $5 for children 2-12 years of age and seniors, OrleansArena.com.)
We’ve come a long way from giving teachers an apple to show appreciation. During Teacher Appreciation Week, many Las Vegas eateries are offering specials for the deserving educators. Restaurants included are Brio Tuscan Grille, Tony Roma’s, Boa Steakhouse, Lindo Michoacan, Sushi Roku, Roadrunner on Lake Mead Boulevard, Gaetano’s Ristorante, Jason’s Deli, Qdoba and Elements Kitchen and Martini Bar. Teachers can satisfy their sweet tooth with a free treat at Ben & Jerry’s or a free cupcake at Freed’s Bakery. CSI: The Experience in the MGM Grand is also celebrating teachers, offering 50 percent off general admission.
Get your kicks at the opening of Pediped Footwear, the first retail outlet store of the children’s Henderson-based footwear company. The product can be found at more than 2,500 retailers throughout the United States and 40 countries internationally. The eco-friendly shoes are machine-washable and water-safe and were created by concerned parents Angela and Brian Edgeworth for their first daughter in 2004. (1191 Center Point Drive, open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue-Sat.)
Through May 27, Fremont Street is paying tribute to Motown with The Jacks and Fives stage show. The group of dancers and singers remind crowds of the golden days of the ’50s and ’60s with doo-wop classic renditions of hits from Marvin Gaye, the Four Tops and Jackson Five. Three shows will be at 8:10, 9:10 and 10:10 nightly.