Seven Days

A curated guide to this week in your city

Thursday, Feb. 28

Good thing that sculptor Mark White’s Art in Motion installation at the Springs Preserve is designed to withstand winds up to 100 mph, because it gets windy around here in the spring. The delicate-looking pieces also respond to the slightest breezes, so don’t stay away just because it’s not howling. Through Sept. 30 at the Springs Preserve Botanical Gardens,

Friday, March 1

It’s sometimes easy to forget that we are still engaged in a war that’s dragged on for more than a decade. The people who have fought, or are still fighting, in Afghanistan haven’t forgotten. Letters Home, the award-winning Broadway play based on soldiers’ actual letters, debuts locally at 7 p.m. at The Smith Center. It might help put things in perspective.

Saturday, March 2

This may shock you, but we didn’t grow up dreaming of penning a highlights column. Oh no. Like kids everywhere, we wanted to get our hands on the big machinery: fire engines, bulldozers, the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile. It didn’t happen for us, but it can happen for your kids if you take them over to Touch-A-Truck from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Orleans Arena.

Sunday, March 3

The Las Vegas Master Singers have been belting out choral tunes for going on 20 years now. Have you seen them perform? If not, don’t admit it. Just make a point to be at today’s concert at 3 p.m. at the UNLV Rando Recital Hall, where they’ll be joined by the Del Webb Middle School choirs.

Monday, March 4

Today, we’re going to send you over to the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art in Neonopolis for the International Masters of Photography, daily through March 23. It features young photographers from around the world pushing the medium via technique and technology. Catch a rising star, in other words.

Tuesday, March 5

If you haven’t been to the Clark County Museum lately, the Cowboys and Indians: Myth and Reality exhibit is a good reason for another trip. Exploring the romantic notions (and misconceptions) about the reality of life in the Old West might burst your bubble, but history does that sometimes. Through June 30 at 1830 S. Boulder Highway in Henderson.

Wednesday, March 6

The College of Southern Nevada’s Spring Career Fair, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Cheyenne Campus, is an excellent place to start that quest for your dream job—or at least a job. There will be more than 40 employers in attendance, so polish that résumé.

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On the shocker meter, seeing Gonzaga in the Top 25 ranks somewhere between seeing Seth MacFarlane crack tasteless jokes during the Oscars telecast and the PC police immediately feigning outrage over said tasteless jokes. After all, the Bulldogs shed their “mid-major” label right about the time Monica Lewinsky and her dress were front-page news. But to see Gonzaga sitting at No. 2 in both the media and coaches polls—as the Zags are this week, looking down on such powerhouses as Duke, Kansas, Michigan State, Louisville and Syracuse? Now that’s a stunner.