In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Smiles for Survivors is holding its inaugural Blow Out Breast Cancer fundraising event at Square Colour Salon and Spa. The event will feature salon treatments, food, champagne and live music. (6-10 p.m., 1225 S. Fort Apache Road, Suite 160, prices vary, 255-7050.) Need an excuse to go shoe shopping? The annual Glass Slipper Soiree returns to Azure Luxury Pool at the Palazzo for an evening of charity benefiting the Assistance League of Las Vegas’ Operation School Bell. Bring a pair of new athletic shoes for entry into the event, which will include cocktails and a silent auction. (6-8 p.m., RSVP carrie.giverson@PalazzoLasVegas.com.) Noah’s Animal House (1) celebrates its four-year anniversary with a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, stories about the foundation’s clients and music by dog lover DJ 88. (6-9 p.m., Body English in the Hard Rock Hotel, $100, NoahsAnimalHouse.org.)
The inaugural Scarecrow Festival makes its mark this evening at the Sports Center of Las Vegas, benefiting Communities in Schools of Nevada. Don your best costume for the chance to win prizes, enjoy signature dishes from Cosmopolitan restaurants and check out the scarecrows designed by professional artists. (6-10 p.m., adults $175, kids $50, CISNevada.org/scarecrow.) The UNLV Department of Dance presents Glassworks (2). Inspired by the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany, the performance will honor the upcoming 100th anniversary of the naming of the Tiffany Glass Studio. (8 p.m., general admission $18, students $10, 895-ARTS.) The 195-mile Ragnar Relay (3) brings its minivans full of fun-loving, tag-team runners to Las Vegas. (RagnarRelay.com)
The Fall Art Festival at The Village Lake Las Vegas offers a selection of paintings, photography, jewelry and more today and Sunday. (10 a.m.- 6 p.m., free, MonteLagoVillage.com.) New Vista hosts the Red Affair (4) at Town Square, a wine walk featuring red wines, cocktails, dark beers and food tastings by local chefs, including Adam Cho (pictured). (4-8 p.m., in the former Robb & Stucky store, $50 in advance, $60 at the door, WineWalkLV.com.) Carolyn and Oscar Goodman will be honored by the Court Appointed Special Advocate Foundation at the 21st annual Child Advocacy Recognition Dinner at the Venetian. (5:30 p.m., $200, CasaFoundationLV.org.)
The UNLV Department of Police Services hosts Run for the Horses, a 5K run/walk to raise funds for the department’s Mounted Unit, on the campus’ North Field. (Registration at 6 a.m., find Friends of the UNLV Mounted on Facebook.) Hair colorist Michael Boychuck hosts AMP It Up! at his AMP Salon in the Palms at 4 p.m. The event will serve as an open casting call for the 2012 Miss Nevada USA and Miss Nevada Teen USA pageants. (Preregister at MissNevadaUSA.com.)
Iconic casino owner Jackie Gaughan, a Las Vegas stalwart for nearly 60 years, celebrates his 91st birthday today. His beloved El Cortez will host the party, with a cake cutting at noon and free cake and champagne from noon-6 p.m. Guests can meet the Vegas legend and sign his birthday card.
Illusionist Jan Rouven (5) is inviting guests to celebrate National Magic Week with a $15 discount to his show, Illusions, at the Clarion hotel-casino. National Magic Week, Oct. 25-31, recognizes the anniversary of the death of legendary magician Harry Houdini. (Shows 1 and 7 p.m. Thu-Tue, $49, IllusionsVegas.com.) Comic magician Mac King goes pink this month in an attempt to make breast cancer disappear. Throughout October, guests who make a $5 donation after the show will receive two limited-edition pink “Mac King & Susan G. Komen—Magic for a Cure” wristbands. (Shows 1 and 3 p.m. Tue-Sat, at Harrah’s, $30, MacKingShow.com.)
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas host the annual Boys Nite Out at Lied Memorial Boys & Girls Club. The event brings kids and community members together for games, food and prizes. (5:30 p.m., 2850 Lindell Road, BoysNiteOut2011.EventBrite.com.) Known for her role in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Lainie Kazan performs at Aid for AIDS of Nevada’s Evening of Cabaret at the Lounge in the Palms. (8-10 p.m., general admission $35, VIP $75, AFANLV.org.)