Thursday, Jan. 31
Here’s a question that wasn’t on your mind when you got up this morning: How did indigenous peoples see themselves in the contexts of colonialism and imperialism in the 19th-century American West? University of Minnesota history professor David Chang will address that topic in his talk “Native Hawaiians, Native Americans and a Globalizing World” at 7:30 p.m. at UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum. Free. 895-3401.
Friday, Feb. 1
And while we’re in a Pacific mindset, let’s turn our attention to Japan’s iconic Kodo drummers, who use everything from massive, powerful strokes to delicate hand movements to evoke the rhythm of the seasons and the majesty of nature. This world-famous musical troupe kicks off its One Earth Tour right here, 7:30 p.m. at The Smith Center. Visit RockPaperScissors.biz for details and TheSmithCenter.com for tickets.
Saturday, Feb. 2
Do your Saturday-morning errand trips often turn into hours-long absences as you bounce from garage sale to garage sale? Ours do. Which is why today is a special day. It’s Henderson’s Giant Garage Sale, billed as “50 yard sales in one.” We might not be home until dinner. 7 a.m.-noon at the Black Mountain Recreation Center, CityofHenderson.com.
Sunday, Feb. 3
And now for that ultimate rite of intensification, the Super Bowl. There are dozens of parties around town, but we’re going to hit the Foodie Bowl II, 2:30 p.m. at Due Forni, 3555 S. Town Center Dr. They’ll have pork-belly sliders and roasted oxtail, among other delicacies, and $20 buys you all the Peroni you can drink. Beats chips and salsa.
Monday, Feb. 4
Forensic investigation is all the rage these days, as the proliferation of CSI shows demonstrates. Springs Preserve feeds the frenzy with its newest exhibit, CSI: Crime Scene Insects, explaining how bugs help police solve crimes. Through May 12 at Springs Preserve. SpringsPreserve.org.
Tuesday, Feb. 5
Tuesdays can be a bummer. Happily, this particular Tuesday marks National Pancake Day, which wouldn’t be noteworthy at all were it not for the free short stack of buttermilk pancakes at any IHOP from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Just walk in and load up.
Wednesday, Feb. 6
Enough American football. Let’s go global for our hard knocks. The USA Sevens rugby tournament runs through Sunday at Sam Boyd Stadium, and the kickoff party is today, 1-6 p.m. at the PBR Rock Bar in the Miracle Mile. Get your mates in a scrum and get over there. Visit USASevens.com for tourney tickets and schedules.