Thursday, Oct. 17
In the spirit of a good scare, stop by the Sci Fi Center for a broadcast of Orson Welles’ rendition of the H.G. Wells tale, The War of the Worlds. When it originally aired on Halloween Eve 1938, the program terrified listeners who mistook the drama for a live threat of apocalypse. 8 p.m., 600 E. Sahara Ave.,
$5, Facebook.com/TheSciFiCenterVegas, TheSciFiCenter.com.
Friday, Oct. 18
Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest has put its Halloween costume on for “HallOVeen,” a family-friendly event with rides, games and entertainment that won’t scare the wits out of the little ones. It features nightly parades, movies, and attractions such as the Haunted Adventure and the Spooktacular Forest Express Passenger Train. Today through Oct. 20 and 25-27; $11, $9 kids 3-12; HallOVeen.com.
Saturday, Oct. 19
It matters not if you’re a gourmet or gourmand, the Las Vegas Foodie Fest has something to satisfy your tastes. The event features 30 of the best food trucks in the nation converging on the Silverton Casino, Oct. 18-20, along with carnival rides, a beer garden and eating contests. Three-day pass, $10; LasVegasFoodieFest.com.
Sunday, Oct. 20
We’d normally advise that you keep your distance from Metro’s pack of dogs, but today’s public K-9 trials are an exception. Patrol teams from across the nation (including LVMPD) will put their pups to the test in categories such as tactical obedience, agility and handler protection, and you can watch the competition from your seat in the Orleans Arena. 8 a.m., free, OrleansCasino.com.
Monday, Oct. 21
You can stay home and watch a crappy Monday Night Football game between two teams with a combined 1-10 record. Or you can add some culture to your life by heading to The Smith Center, where the Kronos Quartet performs at 7:30 p.m. Kronos has been redefining the quartet experience for more than 40 years,
turning classical music into something experimental and deeply satisfying. TheSmithCenter.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 22
Got a kid about to go to college but not sure how you are going pay for it? Henderson to the rescue. The city is holding its annual College Night Workshop at the Black Mountain Recreation Center.
You’ll get tips on applications, financial resources, courses most colleges require and other vital info. You’ll have to teach your kid to do keg stands yourself, however. 6-8 p.m., 599 Greenway Rd., CityofHenderson.com.
Wednesday, Oct. 23
UNLV’s 20th annual Take Back the Night event comes to the campus’ Valerie Pida Plaza, honoring victims of violence and encouraging us all to take a stand in preventing it. There’s also music and food, as well as art that celebrates freedom from violence. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., UNLV.edu.