Seven Days

A curated guide to this week in your city

Thursday, Sept. 20

Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas Collector Car Auction is today through Saturday at Mandalay Bay. They’ll have a classic-car rally, seminars on care and restoration, and hundreds of cars for sale. We’re stoked, however, about the chance to test-drive a trio of high-performance Fords at this year’s event.

Friday, Sept. 21

You’ve got spanakopita in your stomach, ouzo in your bloodstream and life is good. The Greeks call it kefi, which roughly translates to “having a good time.” Get your kefi on at the 40th annual Las Vegas Greek Food Festival, today through Sunday at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 5300 S. El Camino Road.

Saturday, Sept. 22

In case you hadn’t heard, it’s an election year. And that means only one thing: Songs of Our Politics, the quadrennial season opener from the good people at the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society. Every four years they combine music, history and politics into a single performance, and this is the year. If you miss today’s performance, 2 p.m. at the Winchester Cultural Center, you won’t get another chance until 2016.

Sunday, Sept. 23

Peter Ediger was a Las Vegas poet, pastor and pacifist who founded the Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service in 1989, and co-founded the Nevada Desert Experience in 1984. Ediger died in February, but his message of social justice continues. Honor his legacy with a celebration of active nonviolence 3-8:30 p.m. at the Islamic Society of Nevada, 4730 E. Desert Inn Road.

Monday, Sept. 24

Artist Brian Henry creates machines that create art, which is kind of a stab at immortality when you ponder it. Do so at Henry’s show, Mens et Manus, or “Mind and Hand,” through Sept. 26 at the Trifecta Gallery in the Arts Factory.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

Another fall, another TV show about Las Vegas. This one, CBS’ Vegas, is a gritty look at our city’s more lawless days. And you’re invited to a premiere party honoring Ralph Lamb, the very real, very legendary sheriff from those days, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Green Valley Ranch. RSVP to See more on the show and the man.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Montreal artist Francois Dubeau may be known for his explicitly erotic black-and-white drawings, but he’s also got a colorful side, as evidenced by the exhibit The Beautiful Accident, on display Wednesdays through Saturdays through Oct. 20 at the Sin City Gallery. Meet the artist at the gallery on Oct. 5.

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Meet the (future) Mets


Meet the (future) Mets

By Phil Hagen

Next spring when Jerry Seinfeld performs in Las Vegas, the comedian can get a first-hand look at the future stars of his favorite baseball team. The Las Vegas 51s announced a two-year Player Development Contract with the New York Mets today, which will extend until the 2014 season. The affiliation will mark the fourth MLB franchise that the 51s, which just finished their 30th season in Las Vegas this summer, will serve as the top feeder team for—having just completed a four-year deal as the Triple A affiliate for the Toronto Blue Jays.