All the magic of Greece without the economic hardships! Well, the Las Vegas Greek Food Festival is kind of like that. It has everything from dolmathes to spanakopita, and when you’re done eating you can dance, sing or just enjoy the live music. 5-10 p.m. and continuing through Sunday at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 5300 El Camino Blvd. LasVegasGreekFestival.com.
While we’re enjoying other cultures, let’s head over to UNLV’s Artemus W. Ham Hall for a performance by the National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China, 8 p.m. These folks have won a big top full of international awards, and who doesn’t want to see 12 people riding a bike? UNLV.edu.
Garage sale addicts take note: the Mountain’s Edge Fall Community Yard Sale is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Exploration Peak Park, 9700 Buffalo Dr., and it’s a big one: 70 homeowners peddling wares in the parking lot, and another 150 or so individual garage sales throughout the development. (702) 994-8411.
For the 53rd year, Boulder City is being taken over by artists for a weekend. Art in the Park is a bit of a misnomer because it’s grown to art in three parks, with food and beverage vendors, live music, demonstrations and activities. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and today. ArtInThePark.org.
Some very talented artists teach in UNLV’s Department of Art, and they’d like nothing more than for you to enjoy their work. The Faculty Exhibition is open through Oct. 10 at the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, and it’s an excellent chance to view homegrown artistry. UNLV.edu.
Still haven’t seen The Book of Mormon? Time is running out if you want to catch a performance at The Smith Center. According to The New York Times, the play is “the best musical of this century.” 7:30 p.m. tonight with shows through Oct. 18. TheSmithCenter.com.
Shakespeare was a great writer, but his work can be inscrutable without a little guidance. Happily, Henderson’s Green Valley Library is ready to help with its six-part Shakespeare Workshop Series. It’s led by the Shakespeare Institute of Nevada’s Dan Decker, a man who knows his Bard. Wednesdays and Fridays at 4 p.m. MyPublicLibrary.com.
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