Vegas Valley Book Festival

Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., 702-229-6469

Celebrity authors across all genres, ages, and cultural backgrounds will share their work and creative processes starting at 10 the Historic Fifth Street School, located at 401 S. Fourth St. Then at 5:30 p.m., the Festival’s After-Dark event moves to the Inspire Theater, located on the corner of historic Fremont Street at 107 Las Vegas Blvd. South, for an evening of libations, a mind-opening talk with MacArthur Genius Award recipient Katherine Boo, and lively conversations into the night.

Festival attendees will enjoy books signings, readings, workshops, vendor exhibits, and other special programs. Local food trucks also will be on hand to provide fuel for inquisitive minds. The children’s side of the Vegas Valley Book Festival features live music, crafts, performances, special bilingual entertainment, bookmaking and presentations from renowned authors and illustrators of children’s books.

Now in its 15th year, the Vegas Valley Book Festival is free and open to the public, thanks to support from its producing partners: city of Las Vegas; Las Vegas-Clark County Library District; Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation, Inc.; the Las Vegas Chapter of AIGA, the professional organization for design; the Las Vegas Review-Journal; Nevada Humanities; the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute at UNLV; and Vegas PBS. For information on author appearances, schedules, and much more, please go online to Keep up with festival news on Twitter #VVBF, FacebookGoogle+, and Pinterest, or call 702-229-5902 with questions.

OktoberfestSaturday, Oct. 1, 3 to 9 p.m.
Historic Fifth Street School
401 S. Fourth Street
Oktoberfest is returning to downtown Las Vegas with live German music, dance, beer, traditional food and children’s activities. Enjoy entertainment by the AlpenBand California and the Las Vegas Bravarian dancers.

The event is presented by the city of Las Vegas in partnership with the German-American Social Club of Nevada.  For more information call 702-649-8503.

Germán Lopez 
Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m.
Historic Fifth Street School
401 South Fourth StreetFree and open to the publicBrilliant young star of the “timple”, Germán performs in a duo program with guitarist Antonio Toledo and touches audiences with originally-arranged folk music of the Canary Islands. His music brings together Spanish flamenco, West African rhythmic structures, and a 21st century approach to “island music.”
Rainbow Company Youth Theatre 
Audition AnnouncementSaturday, Oct. 1, 1:00 p.m.
Charleston Heights Arts Center
800 S. Brush Street
Open to ages 8 – adultA prepared song is recommended; come dress to dance. Performances Dec. 2-11 at Charleston Heights Arts Center.
Charleston Heights Arts Center | 800 S. Brush Street | 702-229-6383
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