Here's a list of 13 things to do this week in the Las Vegas valley for the week of Sept. 27 through Oct. 3:
1. "Cooperstown -- A Jazz Opera in Nine Innings" by Opera Las Vegas is opening this weekend at the Windmill Library Theatre. The jazz opera features 5 solo singers and a modern jazz quintet. It tells the story of a pitcher named Angel from the wrong side of town who falls in love with a classy Upper Eastside woman named Lilly.
2. The very popular Greek Food Festival is back this weekend at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church. Enjoy traditional Greek food like dolmathes and saganaki, music and dancing, and multiple vendors. There will also be fun zone for kids and pastries for sale.
3. M.E.N.U.S. 2019 is happening Sept. 27 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. This year's theme is "Mad Hatter Garden Party." The annual event is a fundraiser for the Epicurean Charitable Foundation. More than 30 of the top restaurants in the city are participating, including Ambra Italian Kitchen + Bar, Beauty & Essex, Jaleo by Jose Andres, Giada, Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen, Robert Irvine's Public House, Stack Restaurant & Bar, TAO and many more. There's also live entertainment and a silent auction.
4. The Comedy Works at The Plaza has shows at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in the Plaza's classic Vegas showroom. Nick DiPaolo, who has performed on "The Tonight Show," "Late Night with David Letterman," "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and "Conan O'Brien" is performing this weekend.
5. The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park is hosting the Indigenous Peoples Market & Festival on Sept. 28. There will be art, crafts, indigenous dance presentations, music and food. The event is happening 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
6. The 2nd annual Family Pride Day is happening Sept. 28 at Clark County Library. There will be activities for the entire family, community resources, speakers, Drag Queen Storytime, a teen drag competition, and performance by comedian Guy Branum.
7. Mountain's Edge Regional Park is hosting a Nevada Public Lands Day Celebration on Sept. 28. There will be food tricks, live entertainment, an appearance by Mojave Max and Silver the bighorn sheep, a nature walk with Congresswoman Susie Lee, live entertainment, prizes and more.
8. Big Bounce America 2019 opens Sept. 28 at Craig Ranch Regional Park. It includes the world's biggest bounce house, an inflatable obstacle course, ball pits, slides, an inter-galactic themed attraction with friendly aliens, spaceships and planets, and more.
9. The Great Garage & Antique Sale is happening again at the Silverton hotel-casino. There will be antiques, jewelry, furniture, tools, electronics, books, clothing, sporting goods and much more. Early bird admission is $5 at 6:30 a.m. Free after 8 a.m.
10. The 10th annual Grapes & Hops Festival is happening Sept. 28 at Springs Preserve. There will be handcrafted brews, mouthwatering eats from some of the valley's best restaurants, live music and more.
11. There will be a free concert by Smash Mouth on Sept. 28 on Fremont Street Experience. For the first time in nearly a decade, all 5 members of what is considered the "classic" Smash Mouth lineup will be performing in Las Vegas.
12. The annual Sunset Symphony is happening on Sept. 28 at Lake Las Vegas Sports Club. The community gathering features a local artist showcase featuring original two-dimensional artwork and performance by the Henderson Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra will perform renowned composer Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World.” Both are free and open to the public. The festivities begin at 5 p.m.
13. Social Distortion and Flogging Molly are bringing their summer tour to the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on Sept. 28. Special guests include The Devil Makes Three and Le Butcherettes.
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