Bikers, unite! Gear up and head Downtown for Las Vegas BikeFest.

BikeFest Rolls Into the City, The Killers Return to Sam’s Town

What to do around the clock in Las Vegas.

Thursday 29

Bikes, bands, beer, bikinis … yes, friends, it’s time once again for Las Vegas BikeFest, a gathering of motorheads that turns Downtown into a giant party, 3 p.m. today through Sunday. You’ll find demo rides, stunt shows, music, food, tattoo artists and thousands of riders who like to have a good time.

Find fresh food and family fun 4-8 p.m. at The District at Green Valley Ranch Farmers Market. Live music and good weather likely. Great shopping guaranteed.

Listen to Jim Shaw speak at the UNLV Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Shaw’s work has been featured in New York’s The New Museum, and has been noted for its use of lowbrow aesthetics. Get inspired at Barrick Museum, 7 p.m.

Friday 30

Las Vegas’ most successful homegrown band, The Killers, return to their stomping grounds to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their sophomore album, Sam’s Town … at Sam’s Town. The Decennial Extravaganza takes place Friday-Saturday, with profits going toward the First Friday Foundation and Toni’s House, an organization that helps the homeless and those facing addiction recovery.

Celebrate Las Vegas’ connection to Hawaii at the Pure Aloha Festival & Concert, 5 p.m. today through Sunday at the Silverton. This one has everything from a carnival midway to cultural performances, and of course there’s good food.

Celebrate a beloved local booze hangout at Khoury’s Fine Wine & Spirits 12-Year Anniversary Party at 5 p.m. The suburban shop will tap a Joseph James beer made just for the occasion, pour premium wines for $5 per glass and offer upscale bites from the Dazzling Bistro food truck.

Pinup queen Amber J. Burkhart hosts the third annual Pin Up Pageant at Fremont Country Club. This event will kick off at 7 p.m. with a first-ever, popularly demanded man-geant and entertain throughout the night with shopping, a runway and live music.

Catch The Specials at House of Blues at 7:30 p.m. Whether you’re listening on the side or in the pit, these ska/punk legends are sure to get everyone riled up.

Las Vaudeville Variety Show at Bunkhouse Saloon promises 20 music and art performances on the inside stage. The event, starting at 7 p.m., also features a live art installation and an ice sculpture outside, plus games, free shots and beer specials. Did we mention the carnival-themed art auction? Awesomeness overload.

Saturday 1

If you’re ready to join the local-food revolution, the Grow Your Own Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Vegas Roots Community Garden (715 N. Tonopah Dr.), is where you need to be. It features workshops, demonstrations, chef stations and all the inspiration you need to get your hands dirty.

National landmarks have come to Fashion Show Mall in Lego form. The Lego Americana Roadshow, on display through October 9, features an opportunity for the kids to build Supreme Court models to take home from 12-4 p.m. on October 1-2. Don’t miss these epic models of mini proportions!

How does a concert on the beach sound? Mandalay Bay presents Reggae on the Bay at Mandalay Bay Beach October 1-2 at 7:30 p.m., featuring Common Kings and other artists. Get down to smooth music with sand between your toes.

Root for the home team this weekend when UNLV Football takes on Fresno State at Sam Boyd Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m., but we suggest some prime-time tailgating action beforehand.

Dust off your lederhosen! The City of Las Vegas puts on a family-friendly Oktoberfest celebration 3-9 p.m. at the Historic Fifth Street School, complete with German music, beer and food, plus children’s activities. Prost!

Sunday 2

Boulder City is lovely this time of year, and Art in the Park is your excuse to get out there and enjoy it. It’s one of the largest outdoor, juried arts festivals in the Southwest, and it’s also a fundraiser for the Boulder City Hospital Foundation. The event runs 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and today at Wilbur, Bicentennial and Escalante parks.

Monday 3

In the era of Facebook, Twitter and the whole gamut of social media, human connection is a necessary and evolving concept. Showing the Need for Connection, at UNLV’s Barrick Museum, explores the idea of connection through art. The exhibit runs through December 15.

Get ready to ride with Smash Bros LV Las Vegas Bicycle Social Club. This friendly bicycle club welcomes all skill levels to tag along on their night rides, meeting Downtown at 7 p.m. Jump start your week with bikes, brews and good vibes.

Witness raw, live performance at Human Experience Open Mic at Hop Nuts at 7 p.m. This weekly event lends the stage to local poets, musicians and performers. Plus, there’s local craft beer!

Bright Eyes founder and frontman Conor Oberst is releasing another solo album October 14. Fingers crossed a new tune or two makes the set list when he takes the stage at Brooklyn Bowl at 7:30 p.m.



Tuesday 4

What once would have been considered science fiction is now science fact. So what does the future hold? Take a peek via Springs Preserve’s newest exhibit, Science Fiction, Science Future, which runs through January 8. This interactive display lets you play games with a robot, experience virtual reality and more.

Chill out with Tycho. This Bay Area electronic artist delivers smooth, light beats that pair perfectly with the cooler weather. Catch him at Brooklyn Bowl
at 7 p.m.

Wednesday 5

Stoke supply ebbing? We gotcha, bro. Hit the Banff Mountain Film Festival’s Radical Reels Tour, 7 p.m. at the Clark County Library, and watch films about epic bike skiing, mountain climbing and other impressive adventures.

Get Zen at Spring Mountain Ranch Family Yoga. Bring your own mat to stretch and relax in the beautiful outdoors. Class starts at 10 a.m.

Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and the critically acclaimed Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra take The Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall at 7:30 p.m. Look forward to original works by Marsalis and other band members, as well as songs by the greats (think Coltrane and Ellington).