Fall is just around the corner and that means more opportunities to do things outdoors and start enjoying the cooler climate, and amazing deals just for being residents. We have rounded up a few happenings in town worth checking out. Las Vegas is still one of the best places to live and the great weather nine months out of twelve is one of the reasons why we stay loyal to this city.


Design Your Own Series at The Smith Theater, a world-class performing arts stage set to open on March 12, 2012 – The Smith Center was built to showcase the very best in theater, dance and music from around the world. The Design Your Own series gives you the flexibility to customize your theater experience and choose your favorites for our inaugural season. From The Cleveland Orchestra, to Alvin Ailey, to Lily Tomlin, start with three of your favorites and build from there. And the more shows you add to your series, the greater the savings. Save 15% when you add seven shows to your series. DISCOUNT:  3 Shows -5%  5 Shows -10%  7 Shows -15%. The more you buy, the more you save. Clock on this link for more information:

All the Magic of Greece, Just Miles from Home – The 2011 Las Vegas Greek Festival will be on Friday to Sunday, September 23 to 25. This event brings all the aromas, sounds, tastes, and traditions of Greece to your doorstep. Your admission ticket becomes your passport as you enjoy all the Beauty of Santorini and the fun of Mykonos This year, it will be held at the St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 5300 South El Camino Las Vegas, Nevada 89118. There is a $6 admission fee for Adults, Free for children 12 years of age and under, Free for active duty military and their immediate family. Visit their website for details:

Nevada Wild Fest, Southern Nevada’s Music Festival and Fair – From free concerts, haunted houses, zip-lining, kids’ zone and more, this year’s festival to benefit the Lili Claire Foundation for special needs children and their families here and abroad, is bigger and better.  Check out the various activities from October 12 to 16 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 South Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, Nevada 89012. There is $9 admission, children under 3 are free. You can buy tickets in advance at The Southpoint Hotel Casino and Spa.

Farmers Markets:

Country Fresh Farmers Market – Buy seasonal fruits and vegetables, bakery fresh breads and pastries, salsa, kettle corn and other food items. The market also features other artisan foods, arts and crafts. Fridays, 10 AM to 4 PM, at the Henderson Pavilion. Free admission.

The Garden’s Park Farmers Market (Summerlin) – Every Tuesday starting at 2 PM. The Gardens Park, 10401 The Gardens Park Dr. Free entry.

Fresh52 Farmers & Artisan Market – Every Sunday morning, the market features choice vendors with pesticide-free seasonal produce, freshly baked goods, gourmet olive oils, salsas, spices, sauces, nuts, handmade crafts, artisans and more. 8:30 Am to 2:00 PM, Sansone Park Place, 9480 S. Eastern Ave. Free entry.


World Class Shows:

2-For-1 tickets for The Lion King at The Mandalay Bay Theater – To celebrate the final months on the Strip of this award-winning musical, locals get this amazing 2-for-1 deal. Through Dec. 18, buy one ticket and the second one is free! Visit http://www.lionking.com/locals for tickets.