Seven Days

A curated tour of this week in your city

Thursday, June 7

You know how people say Las Vegas lacks organic gathering spots that facilitate serendipitous interaction? They’re right. But we do have Town Square, which is at least named after the idea of the commons. And they do try. Witness the return of Movies in the Square, sundown every Thursday through Aug. 23. Check for a schedule.

Friday, June 8

Henderson’s department of cultural arts and tourism is kicking off yet another celebration: SummerFest. They’ve got Strip entertainers, slam poetry, arts demos, all kinds of stuff. The fest is 5-10 p.m. today and continues 2-10 p.m. tomorrow. Sometimes it feels like life in Henderson is just one big party. Henderson Events Center, 200 S. Water St.,

Saturday, June 9

Is there anything trendier right now than food trucks? The Suncoast Casino is hosting a rolling chowdown noon to 6 p.m. called the Gourmet Food Truck Block Party. It’s a colossal gathering of 25 trucks from Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Diego. Get there while it’s still a thing.

Sunday, June 10

We’ve noticed that you’re a little indecisive lately, unsure what to do with your life, where to find peace. Trust us, it shows. May we suggest a free seminar by a Yale graduate, monk, author and all-around centered dude Devamrita Swami? He’ll be talking about “winning over the shadow self” from 6-8 p.m. at the Govinda Center of Vedic India. 7181 Dean Martin Drive,

Monday, June 11

The “summer backslide” is when kids wake up late, get sassy and forget most of what they learned during the school year. The good people at the Henderson public libraries want to help you avoid the summer stupids by encouraging reading. Register for the Summer Reading Program and you’re entered to win weekly prizes based on how much you read.

Tuesday, June 12

On Dec. 4, 1956, producer Sam Phillips brought together Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins at Sun Records in Memphis, Tenn., for what would come to be called the greatest jam session of all time. Odds are you weren’t there, but if you’re at The Smith Center at 7:30 p.m. for Million Dollar Quartet, you’ll feel like you were. Through Sunday. Tickets: $24-$129,

Wednesday, June 13

School’s been out since Thursday, and the excitement of summer has already morphed into boredom by now. Here’s what you do: Gather up your brood and schlep over to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum for their Eww! What’s Eating You? exhibit, which is all about parasites. There’s nothing kids love more than gross stuff that feeds on the human body. Through early September,

Suggested Next Read

Journey to the Center of Earth

Journey to the Center of Earth

By Melinda Sheckells

The splendors of Ecuador are far-reaching and unmatched the world over. With wonderful cultural sites like the Museum of the Equator in Quito and the Galapagos Islands, there is no other place offering such varying environments. The culture is rich, the food is indigenous and the people are warm and closely tied to their roots. Here’s how to see Ecuador and the Galapagos in seven days, without missing a beat.