Tennis Tip-Offs For Charity, Medieval Times and More

A curated guide to this week in your city


October 8

Eating and drinking for a good cause? Yes, please. Nathan Adelson Hospice, the largest nonprofit hospice in Nevada, is holding its 16th annual Wine & Food Tasting Extravaganza, 5:30-8 p.m. at Gaudin Porsche, 6800 Redwood St. You’ll enjoy food from chefs all over the Valley, sample fine vino and maybe win something in the live and silent auctions.

October 9

What really goes on at Area 51? Here’s your chance to find out. The National Atomic Testing Museum is hosting four people who have the inside scoop on the secret site, including a couple of former CIA agents, as part of its Black Jets & Secrets event, 6 p.m.

October 10

Listen up, lads, knaves, ladies and wenches: It’s time once again for the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival, Friday through Sunday at Sunset Park. We’re talking shows and re-enactments, games of skill, medieval pageantry, artisans, music, grog and all the turkey legs you can stuff into your maw.

October 11

Here’s a good way to spend a fine weekend day: the Summerlin Festival of Arts, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and today in Downtown Summerlin. There’s arts and crafts to view and buy, food, music and kids’ entertainment.

October 12

Former tennis players, including four by the names of Agassi, Navratilova, Roddick and Graf, get together for a match today at Caesars Palace. It’s the Mylan WTT Smash Hits Tour, a charity fundraiser for AIDS, and begins at 7 p.m. (See our Seven Questions with Billie Jean King

October 13

In case you hadn’t noticed, the Democrats have presidential candidates, too. And they’re going to be at the Wynn for their very first debate at 6 p.m. It’ll be televised on CNN.

October 14

If the book titles Don’t Play With Your Food, Me Want Pet or Dinosaur vs. the Potty mean anything to you (or your kids), you’ll be excited to know that author and illustrator Bob Shea is going to be at Henderson’s Paseo Verde Library,  6-8 p.m.

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