Carole King Musical Comes to Smith Center, Classic Cars Ride Into Henderson

Thursday 22

Looking to find a poet on the rise? UNLV’s Emerging Writer Series features ALA Notable Book Award winner Jamaal May. Hear May read his work at 7 p.m. at the Beverly Rogers Literature and Law Building.

It’s your last chance to take in The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Super Summer Theatre, where doors open at 7:30 p.m. The musical lets the audience help decide the ending, so take a road trip out to Spring Mountain and find out what happened to Edwin Drood. Read our interview with director Joe Hynes at

The mob is coming for dinner! Former Mayor Oscar Goodman hosts his Oscar Dinner Series at Oscar’s Steakhouse at 6:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy a three-course meal as Goodman discusses historic Vegas and the mob’s control over casinos.

Enjoy a piece of Broadway in Vegas as Beautiful – The Carole King Musical runs through October 2 at The Smith Center. The play tells the remarkable story of the legendary American singer and composer.

Catch the final dates of UNLV’s Donna Beam Gallery presentation The KUSO Project. The exhibit, on display through September 30, features the work of 12 young Taiwanese artists exploring the creativity of youth in internet culture.

While other parts of the country are bracing for Old Man Winter, we’re just getting into the season for good stuff. The Super Run Classic Car Show, for example, which runs through Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. at the Henderson Events Plaza. Hundreds of cool rides, food, music, live entertainment—it’s all here.

Friday 23

Head to T-Mobile Arena for iHeartRadio Music Festival featuring U2, Drake and Sting. The festival spans Friday and Saturday, and features an additional daytime lineup at the Las Vegas Village across from the Luxor.

From 1997 to 2009, Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky traveled the world, chronicling the effects of oil extraction and use on our cities, landscapes and lives. His work combines the essence of a documentary with the eye of an artist, and 50 of his large-scale photos will be on display at UNLV’s Barrick Museum through January 14. The opening reception is at 5 p.m.

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art debuts its new show, Town and Country: From Degas to Picasso, September 23. The exhibit, which features works by the greats, depicts the transformation of urban and rural life during the Industrial Revolution.

Enjoy a night off with sitcom favorites Ray Romano and David Spade, who team up September 23-24 at the Mirage for the Aces of Comedy series.

Saturday 24

If you are looking for an alternative music plan for the weekend, JazzFest With The Sharps & The Jozef Bobula Trio will be rocking Police Memorial Park. The show starts at 6 p.m., and the two groups will give you three hours of entertainment.

For women in need of a day off, Santa Fe Station hosts Women’s Day Out Expo. Starting at 9 a.m., guests will be treated to free demonstrations and giveaways from a wide range of style, beauty and wellness vendors.

After two away games, UNLV Football returns to Sam Boyd Stadium to face the Idaho Vandals. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.

Grab a few friends and form a team to raise money for the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer. Fees are $10 for walkers and $20 for the 5K run. Registration starts bright and early at Henderson’s Aventura Park Saturday at 7 a.m.

Sunday 25

Who wouldn’t want chicken and waffles with their live music? Starting at 10 a.m., House of Blues Gospel Brunch offers an all-you-can-eat buffet to enjoy with some local gospel and R&B performers.

Uberpopular DJ duo The Chainsmokers play Endless Sundays at Wet Republic, where doors open at 11 a.m.

We’ve recommended the Chaiya Meditation Monastery’s monthly chowdown in the past, but it bears repeating: If you love Thai food and want to eat for a good cause, be at the monastery, 7925 S. Virtue Court, between 8 a.m. and noon. Fill your belly and help pay the monastery’s mortgage at the same time.

Go in depth with a longtime Las Vegas performer as Clint Holmes and Kelly Clinton-Holmes join Conversations With Norm. Former celebrity columnist Norm Clarke continues his series at The Smith Center at 2 p.m.

Monday 26

Death-metal band Kataklysm stops by Las Vegas on their North American tour. Catch the Canadian rockers at Las Vegas Country Saloon, where doors open at 8 p.m.

Tuesday 27

The best wine professionals in Las Vegas are competing at the Sommelier Smackdown. Decide who is better at pleasing the palate at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at 6 p.m.

The Global Gaming Expo lands at Sands Expo September 27-29. The convention floor features more than 400 exhibitors showcasing the latest in the global casino entertainment industry.

Remember the Deepwater Horizon disaster, when 11 lives were lost and millions of gallons of crude oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico? It’s now the subject of a big Hollywood film, and you have a chance to see it before it opens in wide release at 7 p.m. at AMC Town Square 18.

Wednesday 28

Experience the sounds of funk, soul, hip-hop and jazz all coming together as New Orleans-based brass ensemble The Soul Rebels and Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli perform at Brooklyn Bowl at 7 p.m.

Have a taste for classical music? UNLV’s Symphony Orchestra will take you back to the 19th century with songs from Antonín Dvorák and Carl Nielsen, starting at 7 p.m.