Thursday, Nov. 8
Talk about staying power. Florence Henderson, known to most as Mrs. Brady, has been a star of stage and screen since the 1950s. She’ll perform at 8 p.m. at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, belting out cabaret jazz tunes—she was a singer long before she was America’s favorite mom—at a benefit for Aid for AIDS of Nevada. TheSmithCenter.com.
Friday, Nov. 9
If you live in Henderson and you’re bored, it’s your own fault. The city bends over backward to keep you entertained. Tonight’s recreational op: Dive-in Movie Night at 6 p.m. at the Henderson Multigenerational Center on Green Valley Parkway. Watch It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on a floating screen from the comfort of your inner tube. $1-$2, CityofHenderson.com.
Saturday, Nov. 10
If rapelling down the side of a high-rise isn’t enough to make you sweat bullets, try solving a puzzle when you get to the ground. The best at both physical and mental contests in Great Urban Races from all over the country will compete in the GUR championship here, hoping to win a $10,000 grand prize. 9 a.m., GreatUrbanRace.com.
Sunday, Nov. 11
Hey, guys: Think you’re well endowed, follicly speaking? Then put your facial hair where your mouth is, or something, and get down to the National Beard and Mustache Championships at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater. Finally, someone will appreciate your Dali ’stache. 10 a.m., BeardTeamUSA.org.
Monday, Nov. 12
Las Vegas is known for many things, and outrageous architecture is one of them. Stillman and Marilyn Clark have been documenting the city’s built landscape for 25 years, and a selection of their work is now on display at the Springs Preserve through Jan. 21. SpringsPreserve.org.
Tuesday, Nov. 13
There’s only about a month or so left before the end of the world, according to the Mayans, so perhaps you should learn a little about these mysterious folks who predicted your demise so long ago. The Las Vegas Natural History Museum has a display up through January (if we last that long) that will help you explore everyday Mayan life. Museum admission $10, $8 students, $5 children 3-11, LVNHM.org.
Wednesday, Nov. 14
It’s opening night at the Ethel M Holiday Cactus Garden! This is the 19th year of this spiny tradition—3 acres and 600,000 lights of pure joy. And it’s free. 5-10 nightly through Jan. 1 at Ethel M Chocolates, 2 Cactus Garden Drive in Henderson.