Seven Days

This week in your city.

Thu 10

The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada partners with the Vegas Valley Book Festival to present Southern Nevada’s fourth annual Jewish Book Festival. The event continues through Nov. 20. (3:30 p.m., 9700 W. Hillpointe Road, UNLV BFA and MFA students and faculty are donating artwork for their annual benefit auction at the Michele C. Quinn Fine Art Advisory. Proceeds provide funding for students to visit museums. (6-9 p.m., 620 S. Seventh St., 895-3110 for more information.) Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge hosts the Children’s Heart Foundation’s event Operation HeartReach, which features “heartinis,” appetizers, and auctions hosted by Chet Buchanan and Mrs. Las Vegas, Francine Sanchez (1). (6-9 p.m., Town Square,

Fri 11

Show your appreciation for our soldiers past and present by coming to Las Vegas’ Veterans Day Parade. (10 a.m., Fourth Street and Gass Avenue) Back by popular demand, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits hits The Joint for three encore performances through Sunday. (8 p.m., in the Hard Rock Hotel, The Las Vegas Natural History Museum celebrates its 20th anniversary with its annual Dinosaur Ball. Ventriloquist Terry Fator will provide entertainment. (6 p.m., Grand Ballroom in The Mirage,

Sat 12

Fresh52 Farmers & Artisan Market hosts its Autumn Harvest Festival on both sides of town. Today’s event is at Tivoli Village (302 S. Rampart Blvd.) and tomorrow at Sansone Park Place (9480 S. Eastern Ave., P.J. Clarke’s hosts its first Oyster & Beer Festival (2). (1-4 p.m., in Caesars Palace, Local nonprofit performing arts company The Vibe presents Glow, a performance to benefit the Neon Museum. The afternoon event will be held today and tomorrow at the Cirque du Soleil Training Studio. (Noon, $15 suggested donation, 1151 Grier Drive, RSVP at Rebel Swag hosts A Night With the Legends at Joystixx lounge and sports bar. More than 30 former Rebels are expected to attend the event, which will raise money for the UNLV Legends Foundation. (6 p.m., Hooters Casino, $5, MGM Resorts hosts Salute to the Troops with activities across the properties such as a concert with Gary Sinise (3) and the Lt. Dan Band, with all proceeds benefiting the United Service Organization. (

Sun 13

Las Vegas’ celebration of food, community and philanthropy, Project Dinner Table, hosts its final event of 2011. Chef Kim Canteenwalla of Society Café Encore creates a harvest lunch to be served on the campus of Three Square. Proceeds benefits the Nevada Homeless Alliance and Catholic Charities. (2 p.m., 4190 N. Pecos Road, The Adelson Educational Campus presents its In Pursuit of Excellence Award to attorney and political commentator Alan Dershowitz at its annual gala. (5 p.m., in the Venetian, The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society presents Felix Mendelssohn’s St. Paul Oratorio at UNLV’s Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall. (3 p.m., 895-2787,

Mon 14

Dive into the wild at the Left of Center Gallery with AFRICA, the Source, a collection of African art and artifacts such as masks, sculptures, musical instruments and textiles. (, on display until Nov. 30.) Southern Nevada artists whose work has been influenced by the desert environment present 10 x 10: A Creative Exchange Between Visual Artists and Writers Exhibit, featuring sculptures and literary texts. (Clark County Government Center’s Rotunda Gallery through Dec. 2.) UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum hosts a sweet display of paintings, sculpture, photography and other visual representations of cake in part of the Let Them Eat Cake exhibit. (, on display until Dec. 12.)

Tue 15

Ethel M Chocolates celebrates its 18th annual Holiday Cactus Lighting (4) this evening. Comedian George Wallace hosts the event, which will include performances by Human Nature and Zowie Bowie. Guests will receive a four-pack of tickets (limit eight tickets per family) in exchange for a new, unwrapped toy. The toys collected will be donated in the annual KLUC Toy Drive. (5-8 p.m., 2 Cactus Garden Drive,

Wed 16

This season, has a solution to ease the holiday shopping pain while boosting our community’s economy and well-being. Beginning today, the site asks you to take the Yelp Shops Local Pledge, where you commit to buying at least one gift from a locally owned shop. Yelp will put out a weekly newsletter with its picks for unique gifts beginning today. You’re then asked to Tweet about the purchase and add #yelpshopslv. ( Does pre-holiday stress have you on edge? Enjoy Mandarin Oriental’s Tea Lounge (5), which offers tranquil tea service daily as well as classic English afternoon tea from 2:30-5 p.m. (

Suggested Next Read

Memories, Built for Speed


Memories, Built for Speed

By Bob Whitby

Art Goldstrom has a wheelchair, which is not unusual for a 77-year-old. What is out of the ordinary is that Goldstrom’s wheelchair is powered by a 400-horsepower Cadillac Northstar V8 engine and has wheelie bars on it. He drag races it. He also has a Radio Flyer wagon just like the one you owned as a kid (except his sports dual jet engines) and a Zamboni ice-resurfacing machine repurposed to carry dancing girls and a margarita bar.



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