NBC and Telemundo owned TV stations are teaming up with hundreds of animal shelters across the country August 18 for Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive. The Animal Foundation in Las Vegas and the City of Henderson Animal Care and Control shelter are participating.
Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, the Springs Preserve’s newest traveling exhibit. From hedgehogs to scorpions to tarantulas to poison dart frogs, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations. You'll get to meet a few live animals..
Food Truck Friday will be held every Friday through September 28 in Reno's Idlewild Park. It features 35 rotating gourmet food, craft desserts, beer, wine and mixed drink vendors, Free to attend, with music, lots of grass to sit on, plenty of parking and a large playground with train rides for the kids.
This faithful new version is a festive adventure featuring music and lyrics by the award-winning duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Wed–Sat 6P, $15. Super Summer Theatre at Spring Mountain Ranch, supersummertheatre.org
The days are long, but our time together flies by! The Las Vegas Improvisational Players make up their fun, kid-friendly show on the spot, based on the audience’s suggestions. 7P, $10; $5 kids, seniors, and military. Show Creators Studio, 4455 W. Sunset Road, lvimprov.com
Best Buddies is the world's largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical, and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 2:30P, free. Lecture Hall at West Charleston Library, lvccld.org
Preview Sin City Opera's ninth season with selections from The Pirates of Penzance, Gianni Schicchi, and A Night with The Flying Dutchman. 3P, free. Performing Arts Center at Summerlin Library, lvccld.org
Mark Shunock gathers an eclectic cast of guests including stars from Hollywood, the Las Vegas Strip, musical acts, athletes, and celebrity chefs for 90 minutes of chat and entertainment. 7P, $20–$50. The Space, 3460 Cavaretta Court, mondaysdark.com
The Animal Foundation in Las Vegas is in desperate need of sheets, blankets, towels and such to use for bedding for their cats and dogs. Gently used or new items can be dropped at the shelter every day between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. They would also like to connect with housekeeping departments for regular pickups of donated items.
Divine Cafe is partnering with the Nevada Department of Wildlife for this class where you can learn to prepare wild game dishes such as Fennel Pheasant, Camper’s Trout, and Rosemary Roast Rabbit, along with Old Range Biscuits, Arugula Pine Nut Pesto, and Wildflower Salad (among others).
The event that benefits the rescue of abandoned pets is hosted by Sherry Swensk and includes a dinner buffet, beer and wine bar, live music, raffle, and a silent auction. 5:30P, $35. Opportunity Village, forecloseduponpets.org
August’s theme is “The heat is on,” but don’t let the theme get in the way of a good story! Tell or listen to five-minute personal stories. 7:30P, free. Center for Science and Wonder, 1651 E. Sunset Road, #A111, lasvegasstoryslam.com
Through song, poetry, and narration, this musical/theatrical production beautifully draws you in to how migration, suffering, work, love, sense of place, and celebration are expressed throughout the Americas. 7:30P, free. West Las Vegas Library Theatre, lvccld.org