Seven Days

This week in your city.

Thu 13

The Dew Tour Championships (1) are coming to the Hard Rock Hotel. The four-day event will feature the best action-sports athletes in the world, such as Shaun White (pictured) and Pierre-Luc Gagnon. (Tickets and schedule at Paris Las Vegas observes the month of the harvest with its second annual Crush—A Celebration of Wine, a monthlong event featuring special menus and complimentary tastings. From 5-7 p.m. today, master sommelier Luis De Santos hosts an exclusive Bordeaux tasting at Napoleon’s with proceeds benefiting Nevada Public Radio. (In Paris, $60,,

Fri 14

Get fired up for UNLV basketball season—coach Dave Rice’s first at the helm—at the Runnin’ Rebel Experience on Fremont Street. (6 p.m., Third Street adjacent to Fitzgeralds, free,,) Brand Steakhouse and Lounge hosts a Tribute to Bacon, featuring a night of the finest pork in all shapes and forms. From bacon-wrapped figs to roasted Berkshire bacon “belly” to bacon cinnamon French toast, the night will satisfy all pork-lovers’ dreams. (6 p.m., in the Monte Carlo, $65, RSVP at 588-5656.) Funnyman Louie Anderson (2) is celebrating his one-year anniversary of Louie LOL at Palace Station with a benefit show, with all proceeds going to Three Square Food Bank. (8:30 p.m., in Palace Station, $49,

Sat 15

Mix 94.1 FM’s annual Bite of Las Vegas (3) returns to Desert Breeze Park with food from more than 40 local restaurants and live music by O.A.R., Imagine Dragons (pictured), Colbie Caillat, Matt Kearney, The Cab and others. (10 a.m., at Spring Mountain Road and Durango Drive, Brave souls will rappel down the side of the Rio today as part of Over the Edge, which benefits Special Olympics of Nevada. ( Artist Robert Marlon will reveal his flagship art studio, where he will unveil and auction a work titled Rainbow’s End, with proceeds going to Aid for AIDS of Nevada. (6 p.m., 2421 Tech Center Court, Watch tennis legends Andre Agassi (pictured), Pete Sampras, John McEnroe and Michael Chang battle it out as part of the Champions Series Tennis Tour (4). (7:30 p.m., Thomas & Mack Center, $35,

Sun 16

The Human Rights Campaign and Aid for AIDS of Nevada are throwing their fourth annual Family Picnic at Rainbow Family Park with a barbecue and kids play area. (10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 7100 O’Bannon Drive, $5 ticket includes lunch, kids 5 and under free,, The Springs Preserve transforms into a Haunted Harvest each Friday through Sunday during October. The spooktacular features a haunted house, trick-or-treat stations, carnival games and live entertainment. (5-9 p.m., 333 S. Valley View Blvd., $8 adults, $5 for children 5-12, free for children 4 and under, The UNLV basketball team hits the court for the Scarlet & Gray Scrimmage at the Thomas & Mack Center. The intrasquad matchup marks the official start of practice for the Runnin’ Rebels. (6 p.m., free,

Mon 17

Help raise money for Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada during Dine Out for Girl Scouts, which runs through Oct. 22. Restaurants such as Jason’s Deli, Raising Cane’s, Joe’s Crab Shack, T.G.I. Friday’s, Qdoba Mexican Grill and the Resort on Mount Charleston will donate a portion of your check to the Scouts when presented with a flier that can be printed online. (Visit Head to the Fremont Street Experience for its Oktober FrightFest, where each night of the week bands such as Frank & the Steins and Alice and Ozzy’s Frightmare—a tribute to Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne— perform on the First Street Stage. (Free, for full schedule.)

Tue 18

Trump Las Vegas hosts an outdoor bridal showcase featuring some of the city’s top wedding vendors, such as MJ Christensen Diamond Centers, Sight and Sound Events, Cardin Creative Photography and Tuxedo Junction. The Trump’s wedding staff will be available to provide assistance. (6-8 p.m., RSVP required at 476-7205 or

Wed 19

Bernard’s Bistro at the Village Lake Las Vegas invites guests to celebrate some of the greatest vocalists of all time every Wednesday during October while enjoying three small-plate delicacies paired with decadent wine at the restaurant’s Wine Show Dinner. Tonight’s entertainment focuses on the music of Barbra Streisand. (6 p.m., 565-1155,

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Mountain High


Mountain High

By Natasha Lindstrom

This time of year, 65-year-old Bonnie Kelso spends her weekends looking for the next Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest queen amid crowds of women in cleavage-baring dirndls and men in knee-high socks.  Kelso herself won the crown—and set a world record—in 1974 when she lugged 21 one-liter steins, or 105 pounds, and she hasn’t missed an Oktoberfest since. This year, she joined more than 20,000 annual attendees hailing from as far as Wisconsin and Canada at the festival, which runs through Oct. 29.