Thursday, Oct. 25
Round up the family and ride to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for Nevada Wild Fest, three days of concerts, celebrities and carnival rides benefiting the Lili Claire Foundation for special-needs children and adults. 3 p.m.-midnight Thursday, and 11 a.m.-midnight Fri.-Sun., NevadaWildFest.com. In a more literary roundup, the Las Vegas Writes Project each year lassos some of the area’s best wordsmiths and puts them to work on a book about our city. This year, they’re finding the deeper meaning of iconic Las Vegas postcards in Wish You Were Here. Hear the authors—including Vegas Seven’s own Greg Blake Miller—talk about their work at 7 p.m. Clark County Library Theater, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. VegasValleyBookFestival.org.
Friday, Oct. 26
Las Vegas becomes the international epicenter for youth soccer this weekend as the Mayor’s Cup hits town. More than 100 teams from as far away as Russia will take to pitches throughout the Valley through Sunday. Free, through Oct. 28, LVMayorsCup.com.
Saturday, Oct. 27
The Halloween Express train rolls into Boulder City today and tomorrow, and the annual themed ride aboard a real train is not to be missed. NevadaSouthern.com.
Sunday, Oct. 28
What would fall be without a kosher cook-off? The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada’s BBQ Cook-Off and Health Fair is today, noon to 4 p.m. at the JCC’s Summerlin campus. Proceeds benefit JCC’s Camp K’helah scholarship program. $25, $12 age 12 and under, 9001 Hillpointe Road.
Monday, Oct. 29
Another cool exhibit at the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum: Tree houses. You’ll be surprised at what kind of wild things live up there, and so will your kids. Through January, $9.50 adults, $8.50 children, LDCM.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 30
Gotta hand it to the folks at the Onyx Theatre; they know how to keep the midweek lively. This week’s picker-upper: two screenings of The Gay Bed and Breakfast of Terror, which is probably just as cool as it sounds. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., 953 E. Sahara Ave.
Wednesday, Oct. 31
And of course we couldn’t forget the wild and wonderful Las Vegas Halloween Parade at 7 p.m., beginning at Garces Avenue and Fourth Street and winding its way through downtown. There’s a costume contest before the parade and a party afterward. All are welcome to join in the procession. TheLasVegasHalloweenParade.com.