Pole dancing: it’s not just for strippers anymore. In fact, it’s a legit athletic endeavor at the Pole Expo Competition and Showcase, happening 6:30 p.m. at the Hard Rock. The world’s best male and female dancers will be there. Will you? HardRockHotel.com.
Friday, Sept. 11
Sad but true: Teens are over-represented in traffic accident stats in Nevada and nationally. The Nevada Department of Public Safety is doing something about it with its Zero Teen Fatalities program, 5:30 p.m. at Pole Position Raceway, 4175 S. Arville St. Kids get to learn the importance of safe driving and win cool prizes. ZeroTeenFatalities.com.
Saturday, Sept. 12:
In our ongoing effort to keep you updated on beer events, we note that Henderson’s CraftHaus Brewery is celebrating its first year of operation with a Glitter Bomb party. There’ll be music, food, dancing and actual glitter beer. We’re on the fence about that. CraftHausBrewery.com.
Ninth islanders, and those who wish they were, take note: It’s time once again for Henderson’s fabulous Ho’olaule’a Pacific Islands Festival. The party turns 25 this year and features a weekend of live entertainment, food, shopping, a car show and art that really shouldn’t be missed. Saturday and today at the Henderson Events Plaza, CityofHenderson.com.
Monday, Sept. 14
If you want to learn more about solar power, Henderson’s Paseo Verde Library is the place, and The Power of the Sun is the event. Sponsored by Springs Preserve, this hands-on workshop at 4 p.m. for ages 8 and up will give you the basics and explain how the sun has been harnessed for power throughout history. MyPublicLibrary.com.
Tuesday, Sept. 15
Did you realize that the World Wrestling Championships haven’t been held in the U.S. since 2003? Neither did we, but we’re happy they’re back, Sept. 7-12. This is real wrestling, by the way, a qualifier for the 2016 Olympics. Competitors from more than 100 countries will be in the Orleans Arena. OrleansCasino.com.
UNLV’s Black Mountain Institute is cranking up its fall schedule with the excellent Emerging Writers Series. The first event of the season features New Mexico writer Kirstin Valdez Quade, whose debut collection of short stories Night at the Fiestas includes a few “legitimate masterpieces,” according to The New York Times. 7 p.m. at the Beverly Rogers Literature & Law Building, UNLV.edu.