Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 | 6 p.m.
Grab your coat and scarf and head outside this weekend to check out the many fall festivities and events happening across the Las Vegas Valley.
From pumpkin picking to jousting, here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Thursday - Saturday: Las Vegas Burlesque Festival
Strip, strip, hooray! Celebrate the art of the tease at this weekend’s Las Vegas Burlesque Festival at the Plaza downtown with more than 75 performers and a burlesque procession down Fremont Street. Showcase tickets are $15 for Thursday and $25 for Friday and Saturday. Show times vary. Visit the Las Vegas Burlesque Festival website for details and more information.
Friday - Sunday: Sin City Scare Fair
Las Vegas’ newest haunted attraction opens this weekend at Las Vegas Sports Center offering 60,000 square feet of Halloween haunts. The new attraction — which includes two haunted houses, “Terror Track” Go-Karting, a charity pumpkin patch and other festivities — also will celebrate Sunday’s season premiere of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” with an appearance from cast member Travis Love on Friday and Saturday. Tickets start at $30. For more information, visit the Sin City Scare Fair website.
Friday - Sunday: Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival at Sunset Park
Don ye olde Elizabethan garb and journey to Sunset Park this weekend for three days of historical re-enactments, jousting tournaments, medieval pageantry and more than 100 artisans presenting their wares. An authentic English feast and plenty of ale will be on hand to keep your appetite at bay. The event is Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 to $10 for a single day and $10 to $25 for a three-day pass.
Friday: Panic! At the Disco at Cosmopolitan
Hometown boys Panic! At the Disco return to Las Vegas with a highly anticipated show at the Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool. Fans can expect to hear classics as well as plenty of new songs off their latest record “Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!” The show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $26.
Saturday: Las Vegas Phil’s ‘Dancing and Romancing’ at Smith Center
Join the Las Vegas Philharmonic for “Dancing and Romancing,” part of their pop concert series at Reynolds Hall. The performance will celebrate 1930s Broadway and Hollywood, taking inspiration from Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers for a night of lively tunes from the likes of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and Jerome Kern. Tickets are $25 to $94. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: Summerlin Art Festival at Summerlin Center Community Park
From paintings to glasswork to jewelry, the work of more than 100 artists and craftsman from throughout the Southwest will be on display at the Summerlin Art Festival this weekend. This year’s festival also includes a chalk art expo hosted by the Discovery Children’s Museum featuring colorful sidewalk masterpieces by chalk artist Donovan Fitzgerald. Others can participate in the sidewalk art for a fee of $10. The free event is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.