Springs Preserve Offers Three-Day Dia de los Muertos Party


Thursday, Oct. 31

Are you taking the kids trick or treating tonight? Of course you are. It’s important to keep the tradition alive, so you’ll want to put The District in Henderson on your list. You’ve read about the shopping center’s recent renovations in Vegas Seven; now it’s your chance to see the results and pick up some candy for the kids while you’re at it. Plus, they’ll have a pumpkin patch, music and other goodies from 5-8 p.m. ShopTheDistrictGVR.com.

Friday, Nov. 1

Halloween is over, but Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), the Mexican holiday to honor and remember loved ones who have died, lasts all weekend. Clark County’s 13th annual Life in Death Festival is happening at the Winchester Cultural Center today and tomorrow, 5-9 p.m. ClarkCountyNV.gov. And the Springs Preserve is throwing a three-day Dia de los Muertos party, 4-9 p.m. today through Sunday. Tickets: $8 adults, $5 children 5-12; SpringsPreserve.org.

Saturday, Nov. 2

Once a year, comic book fans get to come out of closets and from under bed sheets to celebrate the art form they love so much. The Vegas Valley Comic Book Fest, part of the Vegas Valley Book Festival, is scheduled for 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Rd. Expect special guests, a costume contest and live music. VegasValleyComicBookFestival.org.

Sunday, Nov. 3

While many events exclude pets, the Forever Home Family Picnic & 4k-9 Run embraces them; in fact, pets are the whole reason for this Animal Foundation fundraiser at Sunset Park. There’s a run, activities, entertainment and contests, and it’s all pet friendly. Registration: $10-$44; AnimalFoundation.com.

Monday, Nov. 4

If you have young ones, you’re probably familiar with Jeff Kinney, the best-selling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series, which details the woes of middle-schooler Greg Heffley. Kinney comes to the Historic Fifth Street School at 11 a.m. to greet fans (but not to sign books, sorry), courtesy of the Vegas Valley Book Festival. Admission is free, but online reservations are recommended. ArtsLasVegas.org.

Tuesday, Nov. 5

Football season usually gets in the way of basketball around here, so we’re happy to report that the Runnin’ Rebels are wrapping up the preseason with an exhibition game against Dixie State, 8 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center. Tickets: $10-$85; UNLVTickets.com.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

When an artist and his subjects participate in the creative process, the result is something both participatory and unique. Which is why we recommend you get involved in Sean Mellyn Presents Blind Contour. Mellyn is the current artist-in-residence at the Cosmopolitan’s P3Studio, and his work entails him drawing a picture of you while you draw a picture of him. The results will hang in separate galleries, and challenge the way you think about art. 6-11 p.m. Wed-Sun, through Nov. 10, ArtProductionFund.org/projects.