Restoration Hardware Ikea, schmikea.Restoration Hardware opened its doors at Tivoli Village this month.

Halloween Bashes Begin, Town Square Gets Town Scary

What to do around the clock in Las Vegas.

Thursday 27

Grab free candy and a ride on the Jupiter Express Railroad at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Trunk-or-Treat. The family-friendly event is from 6-10 p.m. at Metro’s Enterprise Area Command, 6975 W. Windmill Lane.

Porch weather is finally here, so take advantage of it at Southern Nevada’s first brewery. Big Dog’s Brewing Co. welcomes sweater season at its Dogtober Beer Festival with local live music and award-winning brews at 7 p.m.

Pay tribute to the dearly departed at Commonwealth. UnXommon’s I Hear Dead People will mix the music of artists who no longer have a pulse (R.I.P. Bowie and Prince), starting at 9 p.m.

Jam to beats by Byra Tanks and unleash your inner rock star with live-band karaoke at Gold Spike’s Fright Spike. The Halloween revelry, which runs from 10 p.m.-midnight, also includes drink specials and complimentary Champagne for the ladies.

Friday 28

The Mello Yello Drag Racing Series is in town through Sunday, and watching cars accelerate to around 300 mph in a quarter mile is a trip. You can also cruise the pits and check out the machinery, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The kids can trick-or-treat near shark-infested waters at Haunted Reef, starting at 10 a.m. and lasting all weekend. Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef will give complimentary admission to children 12 and under who show up in costume, as well as to guests 17 and older who donate blood to United Blood Services.

Move over, Ikea! Featuring artistic home furnishings in a massively elegant gallery setting, Restoration Hardware brings its unique and cutting-edge style to Vegas at Tivoli Village. Get your first look during its grand opening at 11 a.m.

Stop by The Writer’s Block at 7 p.m. for a reading and book signing with Miriam Melton-Villanueva, author of The Aztecs at Independence. Villanueva’s latest work gives an internal ethnographic view of central Mexican indigenous communities during the country’s transition to independence.

Here’s to your health. Dr. Deepak Chopra presents The Future of Wellbeing at The Smith Center, 7:30 p.m. One of Time magazine’s “100 Heroes and Icons of the 20th Century,” the holistic and transformative medicine pioneer will discuss research and practices.

Strut your stuff for a chance to win big money during the costume contest at Downtown Grand’s Halloween Party. The evening’s big winner takes home a $1K prize, with $500 going to the runner-up. The rooftop fete, which begins at 8 p.m., also features beats by DJ ParaDice. Did we mention there’s no cover?

Saturday 29

Kanye West returns to Vegas, bringing his Saint Pablo tour to T-Mobile Arena at 8 p.m.

Love mud, sweat and tears? You need to participate in (or watch) Tough Mudder, a 10-mile obstacle course at Lake Las Vegas that will have you questioning your stamina, grit and sanity.

Grab your Stetson and head to PBR. | Photo by Kobby Dagan

Grab your Stetson and head to PBR. | Photo by Kobby Dagan

Catch the matinee of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity at Cockroach Theatre, 2 p.m. Covering everything from geopolitics to wrestling and raisin bread, this award-winning play bounces audiences back and forth from social satire to playful comedy.

Atomic Liquors is serving up some “hazardous” specialty cocktails at its Radioactive Halloween party, 8 p.m. Dress to impress, as the bar staff’s favorite costume-wearers will receive free drink tickets. Atomic.Vegas

Retired neurosurgeon and former Nevada Lt. Gov. Lonnie Hammargren again opens the doors to his very unique house, all in recognition of Nevada Day. See this place while you can—words do not do it justice. The 21st Annual Hammargren Home of Nevada History Open House runs today and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

You may have noticed an increased number of cowfolk in town in the last couple of days. They’re here for the PBR World Finals, a bull-riding competition that has morphed into a nine-day rodeo extravaganza. The event begins today and runs through November 6.

Sunday 30

Witness Painted Stories, where artists Meegan Boiros and Charlotte Fox will turn blank canvas into works of art while authors Mercedes Yardley and Paul Atreides read from their latest spooky works, 2-4 p.m. at Clark County Library’s Jewel Box Theater.

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! Bring lawn chairs, a blanket and snacks to Downtown Container Park’s Movie Night, when the Downtown destination will screen the 1988 comedy fantasy Beetlejuice at 9 p.m.

The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada hosts its fifth annual BBQ Cook-off & Festival at Temple Beth Sholom. Seventeen teams will compete for the best brisket, ribs and more, with Las Vegas chefs and restaurateurs sitting in judgment. Gorge on delicious food in between enjoying amusement rides, arts and crafts activities and Mob Museum exhibits. The tasty event runs from noon-4 p.m.

Monday 31

Town Square becomes Town Scary, starting at 4 p.m. Bring the whole family for trick-or-treating, costume contests and more.

The City of Henderson’s annual Haunted at the Ranch Halloween bash starts at 5 p.m. at Whitney Ranch Recreation Center. There’s a haunted house, carnival games, craft stations and, of course, candy!

Tuesday 1

Celebrate Día De Los Muertos at Winchester Cultural Center’s Life in Death Festival, which runs from 5-9 p.m. Honor the dead with ofrendas, food, drink and dance.

Got a novel in you? Start scribbling—today marks the beginning of National Novel Writing Month! Novelist and fiction coach Sean Hoade will be at Green Valley Library’s NaNoWriMo Kick-Off from 6-7:45 p.m. to help you transform your word salad into a best seller.

Wednesday 2

Franks & Deans will put a punk-rock spin on Rat Pack tunes during its Weenie Roast at the dive-tastic Double Down Saloon. Starting at 10 p.m., the event also features a set from Rex Dart and free hot dogs.