The third annual Vegas Cine Fest will feature screenings, Q&A sessions, themed after-parties at Club Nikki and an awards ceremony for winners in feature film, screenplay, shorts and more. (At the Tropicana. Visit VegasCineFest.com for schedules and prices.) Come hungry to California Pizza Kitchen and receive 20 percent off when you bring in a flier from Adam’s Place for Grief, a nonprofit organization providing a place for children and families to grieve and gain support following the loss of a loved one. (Open at 11 a.m., in Town Square, AdamsPlaceForGrief.org .)
Experience a high, literally, at downtown’s premier zip-line attraction, Flightlinez, which is teaming with the Fremont Street Experience to offer a free concert by Los Angeles rockers 100 Monkeys. All proceeds will benefit a grant created by the Fender Music Foundation, which will use funds from the event to establish a “Rock ’n Zip” grant to music programs in downtown Las Vegas. (Concert and zip-line at 7 p.m., rides are $15 from noon-6 p.m., $20 from 6 p.m.-2 a.m.) For loads of laughter, Ray Romano (1) brings his stand-up act tonight and tomorrow to the Terry Fator Theatre in The Mirage with co-star Jon Manfrellotti from Men of a Certain Age. (10 p.m., tickets start at $80 at Mirage.com.)
Aid for AIDS of Nevada hosts its 25th annual Black & White Party (2) with complimentary drink and cuisine tastings, with all proceeds going toward support and advocacy for people living with HIV/AIDS. (Doors at 9 p.m., in the Cosmopolitan, tickets $35 in advance at AFANLV.com, $40 at the door.) For a less formal and more foot-tappin’ time, mosey on down to the Mandalay Bay Events Center where the Atlanta country-music duo Sugarland (3) perform as part of their Incredible Machine Tour. (Doors at 8 p.m., tickets start at $56 at Ticketmaster.com.)
Are you ready to push your body to the limit? The 10-event Amica 19.7 Triathlon series—which concludes in Phoenix on Nov. 6—will make a stop at Lake Las Vegas. The race consists of a half-mile swim, 16.1-mile bike and 3.1-mile run, starting and concluding at the Loews resort. The race begins at 6:30 a.m. Visit AmicaTriathlonSeries.com for registration and other information.
Foodies, rejoice! Restaurant Week returns, celebrating its fifth anniversary. Through Sept. 11, more than 80 restaurants throughout the Valley will offer prix-fix menus for $20.11, $30.11 or $50.11, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Three Square and the fight against hunger in Southern Nevada. Restaurants such as Pink Taco (In the Hard Rock Hotel, 693-5525) and Lakeside Grill (in the Wynn, 770-3310) are among the participants. (Visit HelpOutDineOutLV.org for full restaurant listings.)
Surround yourself with some of the Valley’s best art at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, where the city’s Department of Cultural Arts and Tourism presents local painter Erica Fana’s latest exhibit, Behind the Eye of the Creator. View the human life form through her oil-painted canvases. (Visit HendersonLive.com for times, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway.)
Many of Las Vegas’ top chefs will take part in the third annual Shuck & Swallow (4) charity event in the Palazzo’s First Food & Bar. The chefs will battle to see who can shuck and swallow the most oysters in eight minutes. X107.5 FM’s Dave and Mahoney will host the event as the Las Vegas Locomotives cheerleaders encourage the participants. (Pre-party at 3 p.m., competition at 4.)