Thursday, Oct. 16
Been to the Springs Preserve’s butterfly habitat yet? Why not? Did you know butterflies fly best when it’s between 82 and 100 degrees? In other words, now is the time to see this new attraction. SpringsPreserve.org.
Friday, Oct. 17
October means two things: beer and Halloween. Can’t help you with the latter, but tonight the former will be pouring at Downtown Container Park’s Oktoberfest, 6-9 p.m. and continuing through Sunday. If beer isn’t enough of a draw, there’s also face painting, jugglers, food and entertainment. But come on … beer! DowntownContainerPark.com.
Saturday, Oct. 18
Itchin’ for a pet? The Animal Foundation hopes to place 200 dogs and cats with loving families during the Sliding Into Homes Mega Adoption Weekend. Stop by any of the three on-site adoption centers Oct. 17-19, and find the furry best friend that’s right for you. AnimalFoundation.com.
Sunday, Oct. 19
Speaking of furry friends, police dogs are law enforcement rock stars. They’re brave, agile, tough, smart and everyone loves them. Come check out some of Las Vegas’ finest at the Las Vegas Metro Police K-9 Trials, 9 a.m. at the Orleans Arena. Unless you’re a perp, in which case you might want to find somewhere else to be this morning. OrleansCasino.com.
Monday, Oct. 20
The weekend is over and so is all the fun, right? Wrong. Head down to Primm for the Primm Valley Classic, a four-day car show that runs through Thursday. They’ve got contests, poker tournaments, entertainment and more than 250 awards to give away in categories from vintage to custom. PrimmValleyClassic.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 21
We’re big into communication. It’s kind of what we do. And it’s played a big role in the development of the state, the country and the world. See how things have changed, and stayed the same, at the Nevada State Museum’s exhibit Every Age is an Information Age: 150 Years of Communication in Nevada, through May. They’ll even let you play with their telegraph machine. Adult admission: $9.95; Museums.NevadaCulture.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 22
You really haven’t heard pop music until you’ve heard a 20-piece band do pop music. So head to The Smith Center at 10 p.m. for David Perrico—Pop Evolution. Not only does this band sport some of the finest players in Las Vegas, they’ve got Danny Seraphine, a founding member of the band Chicago. Tickets: $19-$45; TheSmithCenter.com.