In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Rio Spa & Salon is providing shampoos, blowouts and Joico gift bags in exchange for a $25 donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. (9 a.m.-7 p.m., in the Rio, 777-7779.) Chicago-based artist Scott Carter’s exhibit, Affect/Effect, deconstructs the Contemporary Arts Center gallery, taking attendees on a visual, physical and mental journey through the use of architecture and space. A reception at 6 p.m. will be followed by Carter’s discussion of the exhibit, which runs through Nov. 19. (107 E. Charleston Blvd., free, LasVegasCAC.org.) The UNLV wind orchestra opens its season with Lost Vegas, featuring guest conductors David Waybright of the University of Florida and Logan Biles of Las Vegas Academy. (7 p.m., UNLV’s Artemus Ham Concert Hall, $8 UNLV and Clark County students, $10 general admission.)
The Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival celebrates its 18th anniversary this weekend. The event moves to Silver Bowl Park this year, but the fun will remain the same with historical re-enactments, jousting tournaments, medieval pageantry, music, art and music. (10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri- Sat, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun, $10 adults, $5 children 5-12 and seniors 60 and up, 6800 E. Russell Road, LVRenFair.com.) First Friday, downtown’s celebration of local art and music, returns under new ownership after a two-month hiatus. (6 p.m.-midnight, near Casino Center and West Charleston Boulevard.) Don Henley (1) will be in Las Vegas next month with the Eagles, but tonight he performs solo at The Joint. See if you can spot a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac in the parking lot. (9 p.m., in the Hard Rock Hotel, tickets start at $46, TheJointLasVegas.com.)
Visit the Family, Fur & Fun Festival at Exploration Peak Park at Mountain’s Edge. Presented by the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the event will offer educational and interactive booths, animals available for adoption and other fun activities. (10 a.m.-3 p.m., 9700 S. Buffalo Drive, free, FamilyFurAndFun.com.) In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the third annual Rose Regatta Dragon Boat Race & Festival takes place at The Village, Lake Las Vegas Marina. Sixty teams, including some comprised solely of breast cancer survivors, will race 250 meters to benefit St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and the Barbara Greenspun WomensCare Centers of Excellence. (8 a.m-5 p.m., RoseRegatta.org.) The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art offers complimentary admission for Museum Day. The gallery is exhibiting A Sense of Place: Landscapes from Monet to Hockney, featuring more than 30 pieces of art. (10 a.m.-6 p.m., visit Bellagio.com/BGFA to download the complimentary admission ticket.)
The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre opens its 35th season with a production of Charlotte’s Web (2) at the Charleston Heights Arts Center. Showtime is 2 p.m. today and Oct. 15-16, and 7 p.m. Oct. 7, 8, 14 and 15. (800 S. Brush St., $7 for adults, $5 teens and $3 for children, ArtsLasVegas.org.) Get in the Halloween spirit and make a trek to Terror Town, the haunted attraction at Town Square. The spooky maze will be open Thursday through Sunday evenings until Oct. 20, after which it will be open every night through Halloween. (7 p.m.-midnight, located between Ann Taylor and Texas de Brazil, $15 on weeknights and $20 on Fridays, Saturdays and Halloween.)
It’s Fall Spa Week, and many of Las Vegas’ top spas are participating by offering 50 minutes of various treatments for $50. Indulge in manicures at The Spa & Salon at Aria (590-9600), a hot-stone massage at Spa & Salon Vdara (590-2474) or a customized Dermalogica facial at Nurture Spa & Salon at Luxor (730-5720).
The Clark County Library (3) is screening classic horror films each Tuesday this month. Frankenstein is today’s offering, followed by The Mummy on Oct. 18 and The Invisible Man on Oct. 25. (1 p.m., 1401 E. Flamingo Road, free, LVCCLD.org.) Wear pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to receive a complimentary audio tour with admission to Bodies: The Exhibition (4) and/or Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. (10 a.m.-10 p.m., Luxor, BodiesTheExhibition.com/LasVegas.)
The Nevada Wild Fest kicks off tonight, offering five days of concerts, carnival, food and family fun. Festivities will include a zip-line, haunted house, kids zone, vendor village, beer garden and wine tasting. Proceeds benefit the Lili Claire Foundation. (3-10 p.m. Wed-Thu, 3-11 p.m. Fri, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun, Henderson Pavilion, NevadaWildFest.com.) UNLV opens its Classical Guitar Series with one of the top ensembles in the world, the Falla Guitar Trio (5). (8 p.m., Doc Rando Recital Hall in the Beam Music Center, $40, 895-2787.)