The highlights of this week in your city.
The Super Summer Theatre Series at Spring Mountain Park has been entertaining guests since 1976. After a successful run of July’s Ain’t Misbehavin’, the series continues with Damn Yankees, a 1955 Broadway musical comedy about a baseball fanatic who learns to be careful what he wishes for. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door; children under 5 get in free. Pack your blankets and a picnic dinner, and come early because seating begins at 6 p.m. Call 256-5441 or visit supersummertheatre.com.
The hills are alive with the sound of music as the Green Jazz Festival plays at the Resort at Mount Charleston. The three-day, eco-friendly festival features contemporary jazz and a weekend of lovin’ on Mother Earth. Organizers will be using recyclable goods, vendors will be selling eco-friendly wares and there’s even a bus to get people around without so many cars. Enjoy the cool hills of Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Visit greenjazzfestivals.com, or call 642-2628 for information.
Need a weekend getaway? Cruise down to Bullhead City, Ariz., to participate in one of the craziest events you’ll see in these parts: the Bullhead City River Regatta. Most participants in this parade on water make their way downriver via inner tube or a kayak, but the real show is with the larger floats. This year’s theme is “Rockin’ the River.” Tickets are $20 and include a T-shirt, drink, hot dog and shuttle back to your vehicle after the nine-mile float down river, which takes three to four hours. Check bullheadregatta.com for information.
If you enjoy a home-cooked meal and the feel of cold steel, the Red Rock Fencing Center’s “Stab-N-Grab” potluck tournament sounds about right. Held every Sunday, the free, shotgun-style tournament is open to fencers of all levels, although some level of experience is recommended. After the swords are sheathed, break bread with your fellow competitors and enjoy a potluck buffet. Warm-ups begin at 1 p.m. at the center, 5275 S. Arville St., Suite 332, redrockfencingcenter.com, while fencing starts 2 p.m.
The Women of Color Conference at Mandalay Bay has become a can’t-miss event for professional women from all walks of life. In its fourth year, the conference is hosted by four local ethnic chambers of commerce as an opportunity for women to participate in lectures and workshops that teach leadership skills, career development, health, self-esteem and more. For tickets and events, visit lvwomenofcolor.com.
Hey, parents: Wanna beat the summer heat and get out of the house? Bring the offspring to free movies at Regal Colonnade Stadium 14, 8880 S. Eastern Ave., and Village Square Stadium 18, 9400 W. Sahara Ave. The Regal Entertainment Group has sponsored the Free Family Film Festival since 1991, offering a cool way to enjoy a weekday afternoon. Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius is the feature this week at Village Square, while Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything is showing at Colonnade. Both start at 10 a.m. You might want to show up an hour early as the seats fill fast.
Are there little green men on Mars? Probably not, but Dr. Henry Sun, microbiologist and Desert Research Institute professor, will be discussing the possibility in this talk on the big red planet. “The Search for Life on Mars” is part of the ongoing Henderson Space and Science Center Lecture Series and will touch on NASA’s plans to get there, what we have learned so far and why our closest neighbor in the Milky Way is so fascinating. The talk begins at 7 p.m. at the Galleria at Sunset mall, and admission is free.