Henderson Celebrates Island Life, Mob Museum Talks Murder Inc. and More

Thursday 8

If you collect pop culture toys, you just don’t find like-minded people on every street corner, so we recommend you attend the Funko Pop Swap, 6-8 p.m. at Vegas Comics, 8866 S. Eastern Ave. Do so and you’ll find food, games and toys to trade. ThePopDungeon.com.

Friday 9

People who work in advertising may be good at persuading you to buy things, but do they have other talents? Find out at the 19th annual Advertising Community Talent Show, 7 p.m. at Santa Fe Station. There’ll be singing, dancing and other performances to benefit Safe Nest, a nonprofit devoted to domestic violence issues. ACTSLV.org.

Saturday 10

It’s time to celebrate island life at Henderson’s Ho’olaule’a Pacific Islands Festival, 10 a.m. today and continuing Sunday at the Henderson Events Plaza. Two stages of live entertainment, great food, a car show, arts, crafts—it’s all here. CityofHenderson.com.

Sunday 11

We’re swimming in festivals this week. The Harvest Festival at the Cashman Center, Friday at 10 a.m. through today, is a big one for arts, crafts, jewelry, clothing, ceramics, etc. HarvestFestival.com.

Monday 12

If you’ve wondered how social media plays into this rather crazy campaign, make time for “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Social Media Use and Debate Viewing,” a talk by University of Missouri professor Mitchell McKinney, 4 p.m. at UNLV’s Greenspun Hall. UNLV.edu.

Tuesday 13

In the ’30s and ’40s, when the East Coast mob needed dirty work done, it turned to a group dubbed Murder, Inc. These thugs shot, stabbed and cut their way to notoriety, and are the subject of Murder, Inc., by Christian Cipollini. He’s at the Mob Museum, 7-9 p.m., to talk about his gruesomely fascinating book. TheMobMuseum.org.

Wednesday 14

Festival No. 3 is another Valley fave: The San Gennaro Feast is back, this time in Craig Ranch Park. The feasting happens 4 p.m. today through Sunday. Sample Italian fare, be entertained or jump on a carnival ride. SanGennaroFeast.com.