Celebrate the Moulin Rouge

Targeting the week's most-wanted events

The Moulin Rouge, as it  once was.

The Moulin Rouge, as it once was.


Drive down to Boulder City’s Bicentennial Park for the 19th annual Wurstfest Car Show and Auction. Beyond automobiles and annoying auctioneers, you can grub on grilled brats and catch performances by local indie rockers Same Sex Mary, guitarist Tommy Rocker and “hillbilly jazz” combo the All-Togethers. This epic mismatch begins at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 26. BSCR.org.


In Water by the Spoonful, a man uses the bond between his family and four strangers in a chat room to cope with his Iraq war trauma. Your last chance to catch the Nevada Conservatory Theatre production at UNLV’s Black Box Theatre is at 2 p.m., Sept. 27. Do us a favor and keep your phone in your pocket. UNLV.edu/NCT.


The Writer’s Block gives you another event to add to your Life Is Beautiful itinerary. Author Jillian Lauren visits the bookstore for a reading and book signing of Everything You Ever Wanted at 3 p.m. Sept. 27. She’s got quite the story: The college dropout/ex-drug addict was selected to become a member of a harem. After the stint, she became a world-class author. TheWritersBlock.org.


The iconic Moulin Rouge made national news by opening as the country’s first desegregated hotel-casino in 1955.  Filmmakers Stan Armstrong and Gary Lipsman celebrate the 60th anniversary of the legendary hotel with a Sept. 27 screening of The Misunderstood Legend of the Las Vegas Moulin Rouge, 2 p.m. at West Charleston Library. LVCCLD.org.