Seven Days

This week in your city.

Thu 27

Head north to Carson City for a four-day event celebrating 147 years of statehood for Nevada. Weekend festivities include the RSVP carnival, open each day of the event, as well as the Nevada Day Classic Run/Walk, parade, pancake breakfast, beard contest, rock-drilling contest and chili feed. (NevadaDay.com.) Discover if the ghost stories surrounding Titanic are true at the first-ever #LXHauntup where Tweeters receive free admission to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition and Rí Rá Irish Pub at Luxor, a private haunted tour and permission to take photos. (5:30 p.m., @LuxorLV on Twitter.)

Fri 28

You’ll be in for a treat at the first Boneyard Bash, a fundraiser for the Neon Museum on Jackie Gaughan Plaza across from El Cortez. Dress in your best Halloween costume and enjoy live painting, music by David Christian, a raffle, hors d’ouevres and complimentary wine and beverages. (6 p.m., $125, NeonMuseum.org.) America’s Got Talent (1) (last season’s winner Eugene Murphy Jr., pictured) comes to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace through Oct. 30 as part of a countrywide search for entertainers. (7:30 p.m., $42.50 to $99.50.)

Sat 29

The Las Vegas Women’s Expo, hosted by Las Vegas Woman, comes to Red Rock Resort with a fashion show, a diamond necklace giveaway and a Halloween costume contest, as well as vendors showcasing the latest trends in fashion, anti-aging and home living. (10 a.m., $5, LVWomanMagazine.com.) The 10th annual Pug-O-Rama (2) includes a pug parade, costume contests, a bake sale and more at the Silver Springs Recreation Center Amphitheater in Henderson. Proceeds go toward the nonprofit Southern Nevada Pug Rescue. (11 a.m., 1951 Silver Springs Parkway, $10 in advance, $15 day of, RescuePugs.com.) Ellis Island Casino hosts its annual Oktoberfest celebration with food trucks Lulu’s on the Move and Yellow Lunch Box. Enjoy a traditional German menu, and brewmaster Joe Pickett will release his Oktoberfest beer. There will also be a pretzel-eating contest, and Squeezebox Hero (3) will perform at 6 p.m. (4 p.m., 4178 Koval Lane, free.)

Sun 30

The Springs Preserve magically transforms into a Haunted Harvest (4) for all ages. Ghosts and guests can enjoy carnival games, a haunted house and trick-or-treating. (5-9 p.m., adults $8, children $5, children under 4 free. Springs Preserve members receive half-off admission.) The Village at Lake Las Vegas hosts a just-for-kids Halloween festival with pony rides, a bouncy house and trick-or-treating. (4-8 p.m., MonteLagoVillage.com, free.) Retired neurosurgeon and former Lt. Gov. Lonnie Hammargren is opening his amazing and eclectic east Las Vegas home to the public to celebrate Nevada Day. Hammargren is asking for a $10 donation to benefit the Living Grace Home for unwed pregnant teenagers. (Noon-5 p.m., 4318 Ridgecrest Drive, LivingGraceHome.com.)

Mon 31

The Las Vegas Halloween Parade returns to Fourth Street downtown for the second year, and the costume contest will include the following categories: scariest, best group costume, wildest, funniest, best float, best illuminated costume, best Las Vegas theme and best showgirl icon. (7 p.m., TheLasVegasHalloweenParade.com, free.) Wear your family-friendly costume to Calvary Chapel Spring Valley Church’s Harvest Festival. Enjoy game booths, carnival rides, face-painting and a variety of food and candy. (5-9 p.m., 7175 W. Oquendo Road, free.)

Tue 1

As if you couldn’t get enough of the Kardashian sisters, they and their and mom, Kris Jenner, are now slinging goods at their “celebrity lifestyle boutique,” Kardashian Khaos, in The Mirage. The boutique opens today and will sell a variety of products endorsed by the Kardashian clan.

Wed 2

Get a first look at the forthcoming anthology Tales From Fremont Street and meet the creators of the locally produced comic book at Spinning Tales From Fremont Street. Get your comic signed by the writers and artists at the event, and learn about the creative process that went into its development. (6-8 p.m., UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum, free.)

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