Huntridge Center Flips the Lights on, UNLV Lecture Series Heats Up

Huntridge-630x339Thursday 15

The formerly decrepit Huntridge Shopping Center has been rehabbed by a local developer, and today’s the day the center’s new sign turns on. Come celebrate, 6-10 p.m., with live music, food and special guests.

Friday 16

We like wine. We also like food. We especially like when they are combined in a festival-like atmosphere, as will be the case at the Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival, through Sunday at the SLS Casino and Resort. Top chefs, dozens of wines, lots of other things to drink.

Saturday 17

Beer! Glorious, life-giving beer! CraftHaus Brewery, 7350 Eastgate Road, Suite 110, has been making it right here for two years now and is throwing a Hop Bomb! party to celebrate. There’s music, food, guest brewers and plenty of beer on tap. 5-11 p.m.

Sunday 18

There are few things in life more satisfying than a good downward dog. Discover that and much more about the wonders of yoga, at Vegas Gone Yoga, a three-day celebration of this mind- and body-altering practice. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Springs Preserve, with events Friday and Saturday.

Monday 19

U.S. presidents are powerful, true, but they aren’t all powerful. That’s by design, and it’s something to keep in mind as this election nears. UNLV’s Forum Lecture Series will talk on legitimate and fabricated sources of power, featuring Constitution Project scholar Louis Fischer, 7:30 p.m. at UNLV’s Student Union.

Tuesday 20

If you ever turned on a radio in the ’70s or ’80s, you know that Carole King is one of pop music’s most prolific hit makers. Now her life is a Broadway musical, Beautiful—The Carol King Musical, at The Smith Center, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday 21

Clif Bar CrossVegas, the biggest cyclocross event outside Europe, happening 3-10:30 p.m., at the Desert Breeze Soccer Complex. Nutshell: Teams from 21 nations compete on a bicycle course with obstacles so tough they have to get off and walk their bikes.