Ring in the summer at El Segundo Sol with good food, good people and a great cause. The restaurant’s annual fundraising event supports the Women’s Development Center, which provides housing services to low-income county residents. (5:30-8 p.m., in Fashion Show, tickets $100 available at WDCLV.org.) The outrageous Joan Rivers begins a three-night stand at the Venetian. Better dress your best so America’s fashion cop doesn’t call you out! (9 p.m., tickets start at $56, 414-9000.)
Celebrate the 70th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s (1) classic silent film City Lights with the Henderson Symphony Orchestra at Henderson Pavilion. Musicians perform the original score as the film, a romantic comedy with a climactic scene widely regarded as one of the most moving in cinema history, shows on a giant screen above the stage. (8 p.m., 200 S. Green Valley Parkway, $10, HendersonLive.com.) Remembered for the ballads “Slide,” “Black Balloon” and “Iris,” the Goo Goo Dolls stop at Red Rock Resort to play new and old hits. (9 p.m., $30, RedRockLasVegas.com.)
You’ll wish someone would turn the heat down this evening at the 12th annual Fire and Rain Firefighter Bachelor Auction (2). Eighteen of Vegas’ most eligible heroes will work it onstage at Rain Nightclub and, along with gift packages, will be auctioned away. All proceeds benefit the Burn Foundation. (6 p.m., the Palms, $35-$80, TheBurnFoundation.org.) Beer lovers can get their fill at the Springs Preserve’s Brews and Blues Festival, featuring five local bands and a wide sampling of craft beer. (4-8 p.m., $25 in advance, SpringsPreserve.org.) From 10 a.m.-6 p.m., visit the Classics, Customs, All Riding for Scholarships Car Show at 416 N. Seventh St., benefiting students pursuing higher education. (Call 205-0450 for details.)
Enjoy the most elegant and graceful form of dance this weekend at the Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre’s Spring Concert. Today the ballerinas in training in the Children’s Division, ages 3-8, perform Peter Rabbit at 1 p.m., followed by the Dance Division’s Tribute to Legends in Dance at 5 p.m. (UNLV’s Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall, call 895-2787 for tickets). Boxing legend Smokin’ Joe Frazier (3) will be hangin’ at Memorabilia International this afternoon to sign autographs and pose for pictures. (1-4 p.m. daily through June 9, Miracle Mile Shops in Planet Hollywood).
Lake Mohave welcomes the world’s first LEED-certified floating building today. The eco-friendly structure will serve as the Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s Cottonwood Cove Resort and Marina’s operation office, and will be dedicated by the National Park Service and Forever Resorts at 1 p.m. An art contest inspired by the environment, landscape and wildlife will be conducted through Aug. 15 to commemorate the building, with the winner earning a houseboat vacation. (For more information, visit Facebook.com/CottonwoodCove.)
Foodies will want to flock to the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, where KNPR’s “Food for Thought” commentator John Curtas moderates Edible Vegas, a panel discussion regarding the Internet’s impact on the perception of food. At 7 p.m., listen to local food writers discuss the “Language of Food”—and how the Internet is changing it. (Free, LVCCLD.org.)
If you’ve got a future football star or budding cheerleader in your family, sign them up today for Las Vegas Locomotives and Locomotion Dancers football and cheerleading camps (ages 7-14, $200) from June 9-11. The camp leader is former Buffalo Bills nose guard Lauvale Sape (4), who now plays for the Las Vegas Locomotives. He’s also running a contact football camp for older boys ($275). All camps will be at Ed Fountain Park, 1400 N. Decatur Blvd., with morning and afternoon sessions available. (Visit EndZoneSports.biz.)