Discover forgotten landscapes. The phenomena and culture of urban exploration and photography are shrouded in secrecy. But San Francisco photographer and frequent contributor to Rolling Stone and Spin magazine Jeremy Harris is the first to really lift the shroud off of this secret world. For Left Behind, showing at the Grant Hall Gallery inside of UNLV through October 5, Harris and friends Tony Maher and Eric Reed searched and found the forgotten landscapes and artifacts of America. In Harris’ case, he took a literal dive into the belly of some of America’s forgotten sanitariums, while Maher and Reed went rural, focusing their lens on the world of the desert and countryside. All together, Left Behind shows us images of worlds forgotten and reminds us of a world that it seems time has neglected. (Reception October 4, 7-9 p.m.)
Turn white. High priest of gay parties Jeffrey Sanker will bring his world-famous White Party to Las Vegas October 5-8, adding just that much more sparkle and pizzazz (and white-linen cabana pants) to what is sure to be an incredible week, what with the Vegas Music Experience and Billboard’s Dance Music Summit going off at the same time. Friday, October 5, report to Krave at 10 p.m. for Basic Training with DJ Manny Lehman. Saturday, October 6’s main event, Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party, will transform Empire Ballroom into Mt. Olympus with a party fit for gods, goddesses and DJs Abel and Chi Chi LaRue at 10 p.m. Sunday, October 7, the Palms Pool & Bungalows hosts the Splash T-Dance evening pool party, 5 p.m.-1 a.m., with DJ Brett Henrichsen. All info and passes available at www.JeffreySanker.com.
Get your motor (and spirits) running. Hot rods and vintage cars from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s will be on display Sunday during Canyon Ridge Church’s Classic Car Show. The event is open to all years, makes and models of cars; registration is $30 per vehicle. Car-show participants will receive commemorative plaques, and the public will be treated to prizes, live entertainment and music from those decades. Proceeds will benefit the church’s global outreach ministry. October 7 at Canyon Ridge Church, 6200 W. Lone Mountain Road. Gates open at 1:30 p.m. The show runs from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Kick it. They might’ve just had their five-game unbeaten streak broken last weekend, but the women’s soccer team at UNLV is downright tough, and they have two winnable matches at home this weekend against Portland State (October 5, 5 p.m.) and Utah Valley State (October 7, 11 a.m.). Tickets can be purchased on-site, at UNLV’s Peter Johann Memorial Field, or at www.unlvtickets.com
Witness crossbreeding. Bobby Martinez’s former band, meet Bobby Martinez’s current band. Actually, it’s a safe bet the Warlocks and Pandas are already pals, but the two psych-rock outfits can get reacquainted Saturday night, when the Vegas-based Pandas open up for the LA-based Warlocks. And yeah, don’t be surprised to see Martinez onstage a lot. October 6, 10 p.m., $10. Beauty Bar, 598-1965.
Laugh. Well godammit. Sure, we finally score a Comedians of Comedy date, but then the prodigiously-bearded Zach Galifianakis (above left) has to drop out and bespectacled metal manic Brian Posehn (third from left) has to, we dunno, keep filming The Sarah Silverman Program or something. Thankfully Coms o’ Com’s Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Jasper Redd, Brent Weinback, Sheng Wang and more will still be on hand (and Zach and Brian will triumphantly return to November’s Comedy Festival) to provide, as they put it, “all the funny without the two-drink minimum.” Can’t wait that long? The entire crew represents on the new Comedians of Comedy: Live at the Troubadour DVD, available now at comedycentral.com. October 11, 7 p.m., $20-$30. House of Blues, 632-7600.