Thursday, Oct. 9
Regular readers of this column know that we are all about the free stuff. Thus our recommendation that you be at Container Park at 9 p.m. for a free showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Who can ever see that one enough? DowntownContainerPark.com.
Friday, Oct. 10
Like to party really old school? Then you’ll want to be at Sunset Park this weekend for the 21st annual Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival. There’ll be grog (beer), minstrels, maidens, wenches, kings and queens, those big fat turkey legs, music and lots of food besides those big fat turkey legs. Basically, it’s the best of the Middle Ages, minus the rack. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today, continues through Sunday. Admission: $8-$13; LVRenFair.com.
Saturday, Oct. 11
Here’s something you don’t see every day: airplane racing. But at speeds of 230 mph only 80 feet off the ground, it’s pretty amazing when it does come around. The Red Bull Air Race World Championship will be at Las Vegas Motor Speedway today and tomorrow for one of only two stops in the U.S. Tickets: $29-$59; RedBullAirRace.com.
Sunday, Oct. 12
As the calendar indicates, it’s October. And that means one thing around here: Halloween. Which means all sorts of seasonal goodies, starting with Springs Preserve’s Haunted Harvest. This family-friendly spook show features a hay maze, petting zoo, treat stations and live entertainment. Weekends through October. SpringsPreserve.org.
Monday, Oct. 13
The Fremont Street Experience is deep into its OktoberFrightFest, which means three free original shows performed on various nights through Oct. 31. Tonight’s lineup includes “Halloween Hotties,” which is pretty much what it sounds like. VegasExperience.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 14
Here’s a cool tie-in if we’ve ever seen one: Wicked Plants: The Exhibit, through Jan. 4 at Springs Preserve’s Origen Museum. As you might have surmised, the display is a botanical accompaniment to a certain Broadway show going on at The Smith Center. It features all sorts of carnivorous, poisonous plants. No nibbling. SpringsPreserve.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 15
Didn’t get enough to eat at the Renaissance Festival? Here’s another chance to sate your inner gourmand: Las Vegas Foodie Fest, today through Sunday at the Linq. We’re talking 50 or so of the nation’s hottest food trucks and vendors, everything from White Castle to Jogasaki Burrito. Come hungry, leave comatose. Admission: $10; LasVegasFoodieFest.com.