Seven Days

This week in your city.

Thu 9

Empire Comedy, produced by Cort McCown, kicks off tonight at Napoleon’s with Harland Williams, who will perform through Saturday. (8:30 p.m. Thu and Fri, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Sat, in the Paris, $40-$60, The annual Dam Short Film Festival returns to Boulder City for its eighth year. The festival takes place at the Boulder Theater today through Saturday. ($6 per program,

Fri 10

The Henderson Symphony Orchestra performs Roberto Sierra’s Joyous Overture, Leo Brower’s Concerto Elegiaco featuring soloist Ricardo Cobo, Diego Vega’s Cascade and Bow, and Manuel de Falla’s Three Cornered Hat Suite No. 2 at the Henderson Convention Center. (8 p.m., general admission free, $10 suggested donation, Come sail away with classic rockers Styx as they perform in the Grand Events Center at Green Valley Ranch. (8 p.m., $31-$73,

Sat 11

The Insurgo Theater presents Playwrights at the Plaza, an open workshop for playwrights and actors, beginner or experienced, to develop new plays for production. Screenwriters are invited to develop and refine their scripts through constructive discussions. (At the Plaza, 1 p.m., free, Visit The Beat Coffeehouse to participate in Design Drip, an open meeting inviting designers, illustrators, photographers, filmmakers and writers to share and critique their work. Today’s meeting features the work of Vegas Seven photographer Anthony Mair. (9 a.m.-noon, 512 E. Fremont St., free, The Culinary Training Academy hosts the Open Your Heart Gala, an evening of dinner, dancing and entertainment. (6 p.m., 710 W. Lake Mead Blvd., $50,

Sun 12

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society presents An Afternoon of Choral Gems featuring music by Joseph Haydn, Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Kern at UNLV’s Doc Rando Recital Hall. (3 p.m., $9 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, 895-2787, Head down to the Nestlé Toll House Café and receive 14 percent off any cookie cake until Valentine’s Day. (Open at 8 a.m., in Planet Hollywood, 731-6477.)

Mon 13

Magic, the biannual three-day trade show dedicated to fashion, takes over the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. ( Check out the photography of Austine Wood Comarow at the exhibit Kinetic Polarized Light Polage Art at the monthly Vegas Artists Guild meeting at Chaparral High School. (6:30 p.m., 3850 Annie Oakley Drive,

Tue 14

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with one of these cupid-inspired menus: R Steak & Seafood offers a three-course dinner with a heart-shaped pastry dessert for $75 per couple (In the Riviera, 794-9233); get spicy with the five-course menu at Origin of India for $65 per person with an additional $20 wine pairing (4480 Paradise Road, 734-6342); or roll over to Rice & Company and test its Naughty & Spice roll. (In Luxor, 262-4774.)

Wed 15

Pamper yourself, as Pico Madama Styling and Hair Health Salon offers a facial for your scalp, an exclusive experience paired with a BeautyScope assessment that will allow you to resolve hair issues. (Open 9:30 a.m., 8975 W. Charleston Blvd., 212-0544, Get romantic throughout February at Ravella at Lake Las Vegas with its Get Ready for Romance Package for two. Relax all day with a continental breakfast delivered to your room and a couples massage in The Spa. (1610 Lake Las Vegas Parkway, $349-$419, 567-4700,