Seven Days

The highlights of this week in your city.

Thur. 18

Gets a dose of the great white north as the Clark County Library brings the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour to town. The international film competition features the world’s best footage on mountain subjects, culled from 300 films from 35 countries covering everything from adventure sports to wild places. 1401 E. Flamingo Road, wristbands at 6, show at 7 p.m., free.

Fri. 19

Kids grow up too fast, so take your fast-paced family to see the furry family that generations have been growing up with since 1962. The Lied Discovery Children’s Museum presents Growing Up With the Berenstain Bears, an interactive show based on the iconic children’s book series that teaches lessons in math, reading, manners and much more. 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $8.50 for adults and $7.50 for ages 17 and under.

Sat. 20

Dress in drag and run the 5K or take a mile-long walk alongside characters from Zumanity and Ka at the ninth annual Run Away With Cirque du Soleil at the Springs Preserve. Costumes and superhuman flexibility are not required, but a $25-$40 registration fee is (for a good cause: the Springs Preserve). The event will also feature prizes and a children’s circus play area, and cast members will be on hand for photo ops throughout the day. 333 S. Valley View Blvd., registration at 7 a.m., shotgun start at 8:30 a.m., pre-register at Whole Foods at Town Square from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. March 18 and 19,

Sun. 21

Today is the last time to see The Musical of Musicals—The Musical!, so catch the York Theater Production before it leaves town. The four-member cast spoofs the styles of Broadway legends Rodgers and Hammerstein (The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!), Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd), Jerry Herman (Hello, Dolly!), Andrew Lloyd Webber (Evita, Cats), and Kander and Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret) and performs the same storyline in each of the five styles. Life is a cabaret, indeed. UNLV’s Black Box Theatre in the Alta Ham Fine Arts building. 2 p.m., $13.50-$15 plus service fees, free for full-time UNLV students, 895-2787.

Mon. 22

Liberace famously “cried all the way to the bank” and his namesake museum through April 15 is loosening the purse strings to discount admission. Celebrate the 31st anniversary of the sequins-filled shrine that celebrates one of the world’s most flamboyant performers and check out the elaborate costumes, jewelry, car collection, decorated pianos and more. 1775 E. Tropicana Ave., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon to 4 p.m. Sun., $8-$10 (regular price $10-$15; two-for-one discount coupons also available).

Tues. 23

I scream, you scream, we all scream—for free scoops of Ben and Jerry’s, especially. The makers of Chunky Monkey, Chubby Hubby and Cherry Garcia are serving up free cones for three good causes—the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, the Nevada Community Learning Centers and St. Jude’s Ranch for Children—today so scream on down, make a donation and sample new flavors (peanut brittle, milk and cookies, and “chocowlate” chip) while you can. Galleria at Sunset, the District at Green Valley Ranch and Sunset Station locations only, noon to 8 p.m.

Wed. 24

After a 65 million-year hiatus, dinosaurs are back. Walking With Dinosaurs is a theatrical production featuring life-size renditions of 10 species of dinosaurs, including tyrannosaurus rex, plesiosaurus, stegosaurus and brachiosaurus. At 36 feet tall and 56 feet from nose to tail, brachiosaurus is the biggest of them all and took a year for a team of 50 engineers, fabricators, skin makers, artists, painters and animatronics experts to put together. Thomas & Mack Center, through March 28, 7 p.m., $20-$72, 739-3267.

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The idea was simple at first: Gather a bunch of wine geeks at one of their homes to do a cook-off; a winner is declared, a great deal of wine consumed and the good times roll. “We wanted it to be fun,” says Aureole wine director William Sherer, who came up with the idea a couple of years ago. “But at the same time, we wanted it to reflect our passion for great food and wine matching.” That’s a lot of passion, and so, somewhere along the way, the informal Sunday get-togethers turned into a spirited freestyle competition among the city’s top wine experts.



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