Seven Days

A curated tour of this week in your city

Thursday, June 14

There’s pretty much a Guinness World Record for everything, like the Largest Bikini Parade title that Vegas held for a minute. Here’s another involving swimsuits, this time in Henderson—and it’s G-rated. Vying for the Largest Swimming Lesson, participants will be part of a worldwide simultaneous event to raise drowning-prevention awareness. 9 a.m.; for participating pools, visit

Friday, June 15

Barbie and Ken have never looked so … disinterested in each other. But that’s what fine-art photographer Jana Cruder was going for. Her new collection, Great Expectations, explores the shadow zones of contemporary relationships—see Ken appearing to take more of an interest in the pool boy than his plastic bride. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Barneys New York,

Saturday, June 16

Reggae in the Desert returns for a daylong festival, featuring Kymani Marley, Third World and Israel Vibrations. Noon-11 p.m., Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway,

Sunday, June 17

If you want to keep Dad’s ticker going for many more Father’s Days to come, an odd—though helpful—tie-in takes place with Bodies … The Exhibition teaming up with the American Heart and Stroke Association for free blood-pressure checks, as well as body-mass-index and glucose testing. Oh, and a 20 percent admission discount. 1-5 p.m. in the Luxor,

Monday, June 18

In honor of Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month, The Animal Foundation is discounting adoption fees to $30 this month for cats at least 1 year old—because older cats need love, too. More of a dog person? This month the low-cost shot clinic offers 50 percent off its canine influenza-vaccine package. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily through June 30, 655 N. Mojave Road,

Tuesday, June 19

On June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, Union General Gordon Granger told slaves in that city that they were free … about 2½ years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth has evolved into a cultural celebration highlighting African-American traditions, cuisine, art and more. Celebrations in Las Vegas include a free festival at Symphony Park. 5-9 p.m., 361 Symphony Park Ave.,

Wednesday, June 20

Stop by Kabuki Japanese Restaurant in Tivoli Village for the next Wine Away Wednesday. Enjoy wine and light appetizers while browsing offerings from local businesses. $13.65, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 440 S. Rampart Blvd.

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The Worst Night Ever?

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The Worst Night Ever?

By David G. Schwartz

Las Vegas took it on the chin the second weekend in June. Saturday should have been great: a championship boxing match, sportsbook action for an NBA Game 7 and hockey’s Stanley Cup Finals, and the second night of the Electric Daisy Carnival, an event that’s been hyped for months. It’s safe to say that thousands of visitors were primed to have the best night ever.