Unsigned Heroes: Sign Painters' Art and Stories Those iconic Vegas signs didn’t paint themselves. On Tuesday, a panel will discuss and recount the stories behind the design and coloring of those local hallmarks—an artform usually overlooked due to the signs’ neon dominance. September 16, 6 p.m., $12, Neon Museum, reservations required, neonmuseum.org.
Stitch Factory Fashion Speaker Series Walk those Nine West pumps and Donald J. Pliner boots Downtown to Inspire Theater, where Nine West President Katie Butler and Pliner himself will share wisdom—and cocktails—in the Zappos-curated series. So stylish. September 17, 5:30 p.m. mixer at Wayfarer; 6 p.m. talks (followed by rooftop cocktails), free..
Mariachi El Bronx Casino floor fiesta! The sombrero-topped twin of LA punk band The Bronx punks down for four nights of free performances inside the Cosmopolitan’s Book & Stage leading up to—what else?—Mexican Independence Day on Tuesday. September 12-15, 10:30-midnight.
Project Dinner Table The second-to-last PDT of the year will benefit Candlelighters and Miracle Flights for Kids via a multicourse meal from Bellagio chefs Roy Ellamar and Edmund Wong at the UNCE Orchard. Call it smoked trout and stone fruit for a good cause. September 13, 5:45 p.m., $175-$190, projectdinnertable.com.
San Gennaro Feast Meatballs. Spicy sausages. Pizza. Spaghetti. Fried everything. Whether you hit San Gennaro for the carnival rides or booth after booth of gut-busting Italian food, chances are you’ll leave with a tummy ache—and be totally okay with it. Through September 14, times vary, $9, 4245 S. Grand Canyon Drive.
Pedal Palooza This Zappos-sponsored Downtown cycling fest includes high-speed street races, head-to-head stationary bike battles, a retro bike show and kids rodeo, where children can learn about riding safely in a city setting. Bring your bike and get in on the fun. September 11, 5-10 p.m., Downtown Container Park.