Thursday, September 11
Mexican Independence Day isn’t until Sept. 16, but the Silverton starts the festivities early with Festival del Pueblo. Today through Sunday, bring the family for mariachis, piñatas and carnival rides in the parking lot. Admission is $5 today and Saturday, $25 Friday and free Sunday; start times vary, ElFestivalDelPueblo.com.
Friday, September 12
Curious about that change in your pocket? Palace Station hosts the Las Vegas Numismatics’ Society Fall Coin Show today through Sunday. This means more than 300 dealers will be on-site to answer questions, appraise items and show off some precious metals. Visit CKShows.com to print a coupon for free admission. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun.
Saturday, September 13
You don’t need a green thumb to grow plants in the desert. Let the experts at Springs Preserve’s Autumn Plant Sale show you which plants survive best in dry climates, and how to care for them at home. You’ll make your neighbors jealous. 333 S. Valley View Blvd., 8 a.m.-1 p.m., SpringsPreserve.org.
Sunday, September 14
Celebrate Hispanic heritage at the Fiesta Las Vegas Latino Festival, noon to 10 p.m. at Clark County Amphitheater. Expect traditional food, crafts, games and live music. 500 Grand Central Pkwy., $7 at door, $5 advance, FiestaLasVegas.net.
Monday, September 15
Given Trifecta Gallery’s forthcoming closure in January, we recommend you visit whenever possible the rest of the year. Now through Sept. 26, you can see John Stoelting’s exhibit Going Places: Fish and Supermen. It’s an examination of change and adaptability featuring toy soldiers in unexpected poses. 107 E. Charleston Blvd., TrifectaGallery.com.
Tuesday, September 16
With lights so bright, it’s easy to overlook the paint on our city’s iconic neon signage. We suggest you pause and appreciate it during the “Unsigned Heroes: Sign Painters’ Art and Stories” panel discussion at the Neon Museum. You might get inspired to DIY. 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, $12, 5:30 p.m., RSVP at NeonMuseum.org.
Wednesday, September 17
By seeing the established Dirk K. Quartet perform Jazz at the Onyx, you’ll also be supporting the next generation of musicians. That’s because a portion of the proceeds benefits scholarship funds for the Gateway Arts Foundation. Not a bad way to spend hump day. 953 E. Sahara Ave., 7 p.m., $21, OnyxTheatre.com.