Sept. 23-25: Life is Beautiful – The fourth annual Life Is Beautiful Music & Art Festival will be held in downtown Las Vegas. The three-day music, art, culinary and learning festival creates a multi-genre experience. The lineup of culinary programming and experiences include award-winning chefs and restaurants. The art programs showcases murals and installations that provide a memorable, interactive and inspiring experience for attendees. Performances will include headliner such as Mumford & Sons, J. Cole, Major Lazer, The Lumineers, G-Eazy, The Shins, Flume, Empire of the Sun, Jane’s Addiction and Bassnectar. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit lifeisbeautifulfestival.com.
Sept. 17-18: Vegas Gone Yoga! festival will be held at the Springs Preserve. This annual gathering features a safe and welcoming environment for yoga enthusiasts of all levels and backgrounds to work on their practice. With a focus on spiritual well-being and mindfulness, the festival offers several workshops, meditation and relaxation sessions, aromatherapy, live music performances and classes in various styles of yoga. For more information, visit vegasgoneyoga.com.
Sept. 20-Oct. 2: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts presents “Beautiful—The Carole King Musical” in Reynolds Hall. This show tells the Tony and Grammy award-winning inspirational true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband, Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. For more information or to buy tickets, call 702.749.2000 or visit thesmithcenter.com.
Oct. 1-2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: The 54th annual Boulder City Art in the Park will be held at Wilbur, Bicentennial and Escalante parks in Boulder City. This is one of the largest juried art festivals in the Southwest and is the largest fundraiser for the Boulder City Hospital Foundation. The event is free to the public and is expected to attract over 100,000 visitors. Ribbons are awarded for fine art, fine craft and traditional craft categories, as well as an overall best-in-show winner. For more information, visit
Red Rock Fertility Center offers free seminars for new patients seeking information about fertility treatments. Dr. Eva Littman will address any questions attendees may have, as well as lead a tour of its state-of-the-art in vitro fertilization clinic. Attendees to the seminar will receive a free consultation and a $300 discount on Ultra IVF packages (restrictions apply). Seminars are held at Red Rock Fertility Center (9120 W. Russell Road, Suite 200). Reservations are recommended, as seating is limited. Sponsored by Avella Specialty Pharmacy, call to RSVP at 702.749.4614 or reserve your seat online at redrockfertility.com.
Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 9 at 2 p.m.: The Las Vegas Philharmonic will present Symphonic Spectacular conducted by Donato Cabrera in Reynolds Hall at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Featuring music scores used in radio, television and film, this program embraces nostalgia. Pieces performed will include the “William Tell Overture,” “Carmen Suite,” “Bacchanale,” “Light Cavalry Overture,” “Polovetsian Dances” and “Blue Danube Waltz.” The pre-concert conversation will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday in Reynolds Hall. Tickets are available at the Smith Center box office, calling 702.749.2000 or online at lvphil.org.
Oct. 22, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 23 at 2 p.m.: Nevada Ballet Theatre’s 45th Season opens with the full-length production of “The Sleeping Beauty.” Held in Reynolds Hall at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, this timeless fairy tale is set to a lyrical score by Tchaikovsky. Prior to both performances, NBT will present “Insights,” an educational pre-performance discussion with special guests, multimedia presentations and more. “Insights” is free to all ticket holders and will take place in the Troesh Studio Theater, adjacent to Reynolds Hall, at 6:45 pm on Saturday and 1:15 pm on Sunday. For more information, visit nevadaballet.org.
Oct. 30: “50 Pounds From Stardom,” starring Las Vegas Hall of Fame inductee, Jeneane Marie, and her partner in song, Marianne LeMoine, will be presented in the Starbright Theatre. Jeneane and Marianne have performed with such luminaries as Frank Sinatra, Wayne Newton, Debbie Reynolds, Jerry Lewis, Dolly Parton and Don Rickles. These talented ladies parody their own lifelong attempts to “make it big” in show business, and celebrate the magic that happened when their journeys collided. The show about them is entertaining, moving and funny. For more information, call 702.240.1301 or visit scscai.com/newsarea/starbrighttheatre.
“Clint Holmes: Between The Lines” has opened at The Palazzo Las Vegas showcasing the singer performing contemporary and traditional standards, original music and anecdotes from his legendary career. The show connects with the soul of the audience, regardless of age or musical preference, with a wide range of stories from his parents’ musical backgrounds and the ways his own children inspire him.
“Clint Holmes: Between The Lines” performs Tuesday through Saturday at 10 p.m. in the Palazzo Theatre. Locals receive a 30 percent discount or four tickets for $99 (must purchase four) with a valid Nevada ID. To purchase tickets, visit any box at The Venetian or The Palazzo, go to palazzo.com, or call 702.414.9000.