Cars to Drool Over, Cleaning Up the World

A curated guide to this week in your city

car_auction_WEBSeptember 24

You’d look so good in a 1974 Pontiac Trans Am. For that matter, you’d look good in any of the hundreds of fine vehicles going on the block at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, today through Saturday at Mandalay Bay. Even if the prices are above your pay grade, the gawking is affordable.

September 25

While we’re on the subject of cars, Henderson’s Super Run Classic Car Show is this weekend, and it’s a four-wheel blowout. More than 1,000 classic cars, hot rods, trucks and motorcycles will converge on Water Street Thursday through Sunday. Add in music, food and vendors, and you’ve got yourself one of the best cars shows all year.

clean_the_world_WEBSeptember 26

Looking for a philanthropic way to spend your Saturday? Check out Clean the World, an effort to build hygiene kits for people in need locally and globally. These are the same folks famous for recycling soap at Las Vegas Sands properties, and now they trying to put together 200,000 kits in one day. Noon to 6 p.m., sign up for a two-hour volunteer shift at VegasCTW2015.

September 27

There’s a new park opening in town, and that’s always cause for celebration. Huckleberry Park (no, really), 10325 Farm Rd. in the Providence development, features basketball courts, a stage area, dog parks and other amenities. The party celebrating its opening (with free ice cream) is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

September 28

NLV’s Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy throws an annual party celebrating Children’s Day called Step Up for Kids, and it’s happening today at Springs Preserve, 3-7 p.m. Free food, entertainment, a petting zoo, a raffle and games are all on the agenda.

September 29

Modern tattoo art takes a lot of influence from maritime imagery. But what happens when tattoo artists are landlocked in the Mojave Desert? Hot, Dry & Inked, an art exhibit on display through Jan. 10 at Springs Preserve, explores that question through the work of Las Vegas area tattoo artists. What inspires them? Does it inspire you?

September 30

For a guy who died 400 years ago, Shakespeare has quite a lot to say about modern times. For example, Beatrice, the beloved heroine in Much Ado About Nothing, is quite the feminist and a role model for modern women. UNLV theater professor Lezlie Cross discusses her influence at 7:30 p.m. in UNLV’s Barrick Museum.

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