Thursday, April 12
Who can resist a locally written and produced play starring Hitler’s disembodied head? Not us. Bad Head, an “interactive sci-fi horror schlockfest” at the Box Office Theatre is from John Tomasello, the guy who brought you Santa Claus vs. the Martians. And audience members get foam tomatoes to throw at the stage. 8 p.m. Thursdays, midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through April 29, SircMichaels.com.
Friday, April 13
An art exhibition that questions the notion of the American Dream at a time when home ownership is often a trap, Dreamhouse features paintings and sculpture from three local artists who have been down this street before. Emily Kennerk, for example, created a 22-hour video in 2010 paying homage to every Las Vegas home foreclosed in the year prior. Meet the artists tonight, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Winchester Cultural Center, ClarkCountyNV.gov.
Saturday, April 14
Dig out the spandex shorts because you’re going for a ride today. The Las Vegas Tour de Cure, a fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association, is a ride—not a race—around Lake Mead. It can be as short as 15 miles or as long as 100. Henderson Events Plaza, 200 Water St., see Diabetes.org/tourvegas for start times.
Sunday, April 15
Break out the leather chaps, because you’re going for another ride—this one involving motorcycles and benefiting the American Cancer Society. The Save the Boobs Poker Run—best event name ever?—begins at O’Aces Bar & Grill and ends at Hogs & Heifers, hitting downtown stops, on streets closed for the event, along the way. Check in 9 a.m.-11 a.m., $30, LasVegasHarley.wordpress.com.
Monday, April 16
Alfreda Mitre, a Southern Paiute, on why you should see the Clark County Museum’s exhibit, What Continues the Dream, through May 6: “When Indians were placed on reservations, there was a bloom of artwork … because the only freedom they had was in their minds. … They were conquered and abused, no longer wanted on the face of the earth, and they took off and created great pieces of artwork.” Admission $2, ClarkCountyNV.gov.
Tuesday, April 17
Hey, your federal income taxes are due today. You got an extra two days because the 15th was a Sunday and yesterday was some kind of holiday in the District of Columbia, but now time’s up.
Wednesday, April 18
The Black Mountain Institute’s Emerging Writers Series is meant for students honing their craft, but you’re invited, too. Tonight they have poet Lara Glenum, who writes grotesque, weirdly haunting lines about gender politics, femininity and other topics that are not your average Las Vegas fare. 7 p.m., UNLV’s Greenspun Hall, BlackMountainInstitute.org.