Chow Down on Greek Food, Get Discounts at Museums

A curated guide to this week in your city

greek_food_fest_WEBThursday, Sept. 25

You know fall is officially here when the Greek Food Festival arrives. Today through Sunday, enjoy food, music, food, clothing, dancing, food at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 5300 S. El Camino Rd. Did we mention the food? It’s excellent. Admission: $6;

Friday, Sept. 26

If you dig things with an engine and wheels, check out the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, Thursday through Saturday at Mandalay Bay. Granted, most of the stuff crossing the stage is out of our price range, but tickets are reasonable. And drooling is free. Tickets: $17.75-$30;

Saturday, Sept. 27

The nice weather means festivals are popping up all over town (including a little beer gathering your good friends at Vegas Seven are throwing today). Over at Springs Preserve, it’s the Asian Heritage Celebration, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food, entertainment, crafts, stuff for the kids—it’s all there. Plus karaoke, which probably isn’t nearly as much fun in the afternoon as it is at 3 a.m., but give it a shot anyway.

car_show_WEBSunday, Sept. 28

Can’t get enough cars this week? Henderson’s amazing Super Run Classic Car Show is this weekend on historic Water Street. One of the biggest car shows in all of Southern Nevada features more than 1,000 rides on display, plus music, food, competitions, etc. The fun starts Thursday and runs through today.

Monday, Sept. 29

You have a discussion with an artist. He creates a piece of art to your specifications. Then someone whacks the crap out of it until it spills candy all over the floor. It’s called Piñatatopia, the latest installation at the Cosmopolitan’s ultra-hip P3 Studio. The artist, Justin Favela, is a Las Vegas native who is trying to create a utopian vision of Mexico based on shared visions. We just like piñatas. The show ends Oct. 5.

Tuesday, Sept. 30

Jerry Lewis. Anything else need to be said? Only that the Hollywood icon, comedic legend (and talented photographer, who knew?) will be onstage at 7:30 p.m. at The Smith Center, being Jerry Lewis. Tickets: $24-$99;

museum_month_WEBWednesday, Oct. 1

Have you been to the Burlesque Hall of Fame yet? The National Atomic Testing Museum? The Walker African-American Museum? Well, now is your chance, because October is Museum Month, meaning you can get discounts on 16 local and regional museums. Check out the hidden gems. Visit for more info.

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