Seven Days

A curated tour of this week in your city

Thursday, Oct. 11

Time once again to celebrate life on the ninth island with the Pure Aloha Fall Festival and Concerts at the Rio. It’s four days of Hawaiian food and music, vendors and carnival rides. Continues through Oct. 14,

Friday, Oct. 12

What do murder, incest, cannibalism and good grooming have in common? Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street of course. Our very own Onyx Theatre has put together a Las Vegasified production that should be good and bloody. 8 p.m. tonight, continuing through Oct. 28. Meanwhile, the Henderson Symphony Orchestra offers a free concert, From Russia With Love, at the Henderson Pavilion. 8 p.m.,

Saturday, Oct. 13

Remember downtown, that place you never go because it’s all panhandlers and empty storefronts? Well things have changed since you’ve been holed up in the ’burbs, friend. There’s a revival afoot, and today’s the day to check it out. It’s Rediscover Downtown Day, and there are food and drink specials, deals on shopping and a few special events to lure you back downtown. Meanwhile, in Henderson, Shakespeare in the Park continues with Hamlet at Discovery Park. 7 p.m.,

Sunday, Oct. 14

If you were on the slopes back in 1963 when the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort first opened, you’re old. But for once that could work to your advantage. The resort is having a vintage photo contest to celebrate its anniversary, and the winners get passes to a swanky party. Dig through those prints quickly, though—the deadline to enter is tomorrow. E-mail your photos to

Monday, Oct. 15

For those of you who’ve tuned in to TLC’s Sister Wives and wondered, “What the deuce is going on here?” tonight is your chance to find out. UNLV has invited the plurally married Brown family—one guy, four women, Las Vegas residents—to sit down and talk about their lifestyle at 6 p.m. at the Student Union Ballroom. Free,

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Photographer Jana Cruder’s work has graced these pages on several occasions. And now she’s continuing her iconic look at the suburban lives of Barbie and Ken in her exhibit Great Expectations at the Brett Wesley gallery. They look so … unfulfilled. Through Oct. 27,

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Novelist Tod Goldberg, author of the popular Burn Notice series, will speak at 1 p.m. today and 6:30 p.m. Thursday at CSN’s Charleston campus. Meanwhile, Style With a Cause celebrates—and pampers—women in the community with beauty treatments, a fashion show and more, all to benefit local women’s charities. $100, 6-9 p.m., MEET Las Vegas, 233 S. Fourth St.,