¶This weekend's entertainment attractions are all about variety. You can celebrate cultural diversity indoors or outdoors, enjoy adult-only refreshments or spend a day with your family. You can journey over the hump to Pahrump for a wine festival, or you can watch Journey in concert. ¶ Here is a breakdown of some of this weekend's happenings:
Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival
Ye olde Renaissance Festival is returning for three days with medieval games, re-enactments and jousting competitions. The annual festival, now in its 18th year, will be at a new location, Silver Bowl Park, 6800 E. Russell Road, and runs 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and Saturday, then from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $5 to $10. Visit lvrenfair.com for more information.
Pure Aloha Festival
The Pure Aloha Festival returns to the Silverton this weekend. The festival will feature more than 100 booths, food vendors and rides, as well as cultural performances and live music. No wonder Las Vegas is referred to as Hawaii's ninth island.
The Pure Aloha Festival begins today and runs until Sunday. Times vary by day, and tickets run $5 to $7. Concert tickets are an additional charge.
Hispanic International Parade
According to organizers of the Hispanic International Parade, the Hispanic demographic in Las Vegas represents 21 countries. In order to celebrate that diversity, the parade and post-parade festival will include food and music from the various ethnicities, as well as representatives from each community.
The parade is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ocean and Water streets in Henderson and travels to Victory Road. For more information, call 267-2171.
Crush at Paris Las Vegas is a monthlong series of events celebrating wine.
Events begin at 6 p.m. today with the Crush Kick-Off in the Paris hotel lobby. For more details, visit parislasvegas.com.Pahrump Valley Winery celebrates the new harvest season with its annual grape-stomping competition. Teams of two will compete to see how much juice they can stomp and collect in two minutes.
Grape Stomp Festival
The Grape Stomp Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, beginning around noon at the Pahrump Valley Winery. Attendance is free, but stompers must preregister and pay in advance. For more information, visit
You better believe it. Journey returns to Las Vegas this weekend to perform at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Ticket prices range from $39.50 to $149. For more information, visit
Family, Fur & Fun Festival
Mountain's Edge is partnering with the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to educate and entertain animal lovers. Planned events include pet adoptions, pet photography, animal massages, raffles and on-site $5 microchipping services.
Family, Fur & Fun takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Exploration Peak Park, located at Buffalo Drive and Blue Diamond Road. For more information, visit nevadaspca.org.
ÔA Streetcar Named Desire'
This year marks the centennial of the birth of the great American playwright Tennessee Williams. In celebration of this, the Nevada Conservatory Theatre at UNLV will perform his Pulitzer Prize-winning "A Streetcar Named Desire."
The first performance of "A Streetcar Named Desire" is scheduled for 8 p.m. today at the Judy Bayley Theatre at UNLV. Additional performances are scheduled through Oct. 15.
For details, call firstname.lastname@example.org / 948-7854
Source: Las Vegas Sun