Seven Days

A curated guide to this week in your city

Thursday, Feb. 7

The Dam Short Film Festival started Feb. 6 in Boulder City, but we didn’t want you to miss this cultural gem. Through Sunday you can screen dozens of short films (some made right here in Nevada), schmooze with directors and rub elbows with fellow filmaholics, all in the comfort of the charming Boulder Theatre. Visit for schedule and ticket information.

Friday, Feb. 8

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is in town again for Schoolfest, an annual effort to demonstrate the magic of live theater to Clark County students. As part of the fest, USF will stage Romeo and Juliet for the public at CSN’s Performing Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. tonight and 2 p.m. tomorrow, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., $12, $10 students and seniors, 651-4720,

Saturday, Feb. 9

It’s Saturday night, and, admit it, you’re really hungry. Belly up to El Cortez’s monthly Vegas StrEats Festival, a food truck, art and music extravaganza in the open air of Fremont East. 6 p.m.-1 a.m.

Sunday, Feb. 10

You have to love Cockroach Theatre’s production Gruesome Playground Injuries for the title alone. This play, about two childhood friends whose lives intersect in odd ways over the course of 30 years, has a lot of promise. And we’re big on small theater. 2 p.m. at Art Square Theatre, 125 S. First St., 483-8844,

Monday, Feb. 11

It’s the Year of the Snake, and the Meadows School will greet the Chinese New Year with a traditional dragon parade through the Forum Shops at Caesars. The 120 dancers will be joined by the school’s current and former mayors Goodman, and there’ll be plenty of firecrackers to ward off evil spirits. The parade starts at 10 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

As of Feb. 8 the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is the new temporary home for 56 works from Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum. Warhol Out West features some of the pop artist’s most iconic pieces, including, of course, “Double Elvis.” Check out the full article here. Through Oct. 27, $13 Nevada residents,

Wednesday, Feb. 13

If Valentine’s Day only serves to remind you of that jerk/witch who broke your heart, Goodwill has something you might find cathartic: the Dump Your X’s Stuff donation drive. Think how satisfying it would be to fill your trunk with his/her crap to get it out of your life, for a good cause. Through Feb. 14 at any Goodwill of Southern Nevada. Check for a location near you.

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My Wedding Disaster

My Wedding Disaster

By Nicole Ely

With seven weeks before the big day, Rosanna and Austin Markman had all their wedding plans set. The invitations were printed. The gown was purchased. The food was selected. The venue was booked. Then Rosanna turned on the news and saw that their venue, the luxurious Griffin Mansions in the Clark County desert, was closed after health officials discovered the business had been operating for years without permits. “Austin and I went to a bar that night and had a few drinks,” Rosanna said. “We didn’t even talk. We just sat there in shock.”