Seven Days

This week in your city.

Thu 18

We’re just days away from school starting, and the city of Henderson is providing an enjoyable refuge for students. Early registration for Safekey (1), a before- and after-school program at all Henderson elementary schools that includes arts and crafts, games and other activities, happens today and Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 20, and 4-7 p.m. Aug. 24-26. Teen Scene is an after-school program for middle-schoolers, offering sports, field trips, tutoring and more at city recreation centers. (Visit or call 267-4100 for more information.) Enjoy some beautiful music with a heartbreaking story during the Symphony for Sue (2), with all proceeds donated to the Janet Sue Mason Foundation, an organization that assists cancer patients and young artists. (7-10 p.m., in the College of Southern Nevada’s Horn Theatre, $50-$150,

Fri 19

Grab your cowboy hat and boots and hit the Orleans Arena for the Coyote Country Fest, featuring rising stars Dierks Bentley, Craig Campbell and Randy Houser. (7:30 p.m., tickets start at $15, Powder & Sun Board Shop and Grouchy John’s Coffee are presenting the first Help Us Do Some Good Food Truck Roundup to benefit the Clark County School District. The event will feature five food trucks, music by DJ Zo, face painting and balloon twisting, with a portion of the proceeds going to CCSD’s School-Community Partnership Program. Donations of money and school supplies are encouraged. (5-9 p.m., 4555 S. Fort Apache Road.)

Sat 20

Today marks India’s 64th year of independence, and the city of Henderson (of course!) celebrates with the first India Day Parade (3). Watch the carnival of floats (jhankis) in the parade, enjoy traditional music and attire, and don’t forget to try all of the delicious food! (7 p.m., 200 S. Water St., free, For more magic, check out the Carnival of Wonders (4) tonight or tomorrow at the Orleans Showroom, where illusionist-duo Mark Kalin and Jinger Leigh-Kalin, joined by comedian Jeff Hobson bring their talents, which won them Best Magic Show at FOX’s World Magic Awards, to Vegas. (8 p.m., tickets start at $20 at

Sun 21

Take advantage of the fun activities that the Springs Preserve offers on Saturdays and Sundays. Join in workshops such as Make Your Own Vinaigrette, Becoming a Desert Gardener Workshop and Animal Feeding; experience Spidermania; or take a tour of the botanical gardens. (Open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 333 S. Valley View Blvd., Visit for prices and membership information.) Do you know every song on the radio, regardless of era or genre? Music know-it-alls can test their knowledge with an updated return of the classic game show Name That Tune Live!, which debuted at Imperial Palace on Aug. 18. The show is hosted by Zowie Bowie’s Chris Phillips and Marley Taylor, and gives participants the chance to win cash if they are quick on the musical draw. (3 and 7:30 p.m., tickets $55 at

Mon 22

Head to the Hash House a Go Go for the eighth annual Tip a 51 Luncheon, where players from Las Vegas’ Triple-A baseball team will act as servers, taking orders to benefit the American Heart Association. (11:30 a.m., at the M Resort, $25, 797-1500.) MAGIC, the largest convention for students and masters of style, returns to town. Hosted by the Las Vegas and the Mandalay Bay convention centers, the massive three-day event covers everything in the men’s apparel industry. (9 a.m.-6 p.m., visit for schedule and registration.)

Tue 23

KLUC 98.5-FM’s End of Summer Block Party is back, ending the carefree days and nights with one big bash. Australian teen sensation Cody Simpson (5), known for his single “iYiYi” with rapper Flo Rida, will perform along with British Virgin Island native Iyaz, a soulful singer known for the hits “Replay” and “Pretty Girls.” The all-ages festival will be at 6 p.m. at the Henderson Pavilion. (200 S. Green Valley Parkway., tickets start at $20;

Wed 24

The Animal Foundation, Nevada’s largest open-admission shelter, offers free vaccines for life through its Hot Shots promotion to anyone who adopts a dog or cat there or brings their pet in to be spayed or neutered through Aug. 31. (11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, 655 N. Mojave Road,