Hop On Your Hog for Las Vegas Bikefest

A curated guide to this week in your city

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Thursday, Oct. 2

Time once again to don your chaps, fire up the hog and get down to Cashman Center for Las Vegas Bikefest, the biggest event of the year for the two-wheeled set. In addition to thousands of like-minded folks, you’ll find some classic rock by Kansas, a custom bike show, a bikini bike wash and enough food and drink to satisfy any hardcore road warrior. Through Sunday; tickets: $5-$70; LasVegasBikeFest.com.

Friday, Oct. 3

How many times have you seen Ghostbusters? Can you quote lines from memory? If not, polish up your skills at 7 p.m. at Town Square’s Retro Movie Night. It’s free, and it’s a good movie. Makes a nice cheap date.

Saturday, Oct. 4

Henderson is already noted for its many and varied recreational opportunities, but it’s always good when the city gains more parks. So help celebrate the opening of Henderson’s newest green spaces—Capriola and Potenza parks—at 9 a.m. at the Inspirada master-planned community, just south of the Henderson Executive Airport. You’ll find soccer and skating demonstrations, along with refreshments, stuff for the kids and a pet adoption center. Inspirada.com.

Sunday, Oct. 5

What are we doing today? Oh, nothing really. Just a 1.2-mile swim in Lake Las Vegas, followed by a 56-mile bike ride through Lake Mead National Recreation area and then a 13.1-mile run through Henderson. Just another Sunday, but it happens to coincide with the 2014 Ironman 70.3 Silverman triathlon. The race ends at the Henderson Pavilion, so stop by and cheer the athletes on. HendersonLive.com.

Monday, Oct. 6

We’ve got some exceptional artists in this state, and they have some incredible material to work with. For proof, look no further than Panorama: Selections From the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Program. The exhibit, which runs through Nov. 26 at UNLV’s Barrick Museum, features 12 Nevada artists chosen for their mastery of various media, from photography to textiles to sculpture. NAC.NevadaCulture.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 7

Why not spend an evening enjoying some local musical talent? The College of Southern Nevada’s Department of Fine Arts’ Chorale and Instrumental programs are providing the chops at the Music Scholarship Concert, 7:30 p.m. at the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre. Money raised helps provide scholarships, so it’s also a good cause. Tickets: $5-$8; CSN.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 8

Back by popular demand, and just in time for Halloween, is the Broadway musical smash Wicked. Part prequel to The Wizard of Oz, part sassy musical, all spectacular production, the show opens a one-month run at The Smith Center at 7:30. Tickets: $45-$161; TheSmithCenter.com.

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