Seven Days

A curated guide to this week in your city

Thursday, March 21

The Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam SM World Finals festivities begin with a bowling-bash fundraiser at 12:30 p.m. at Sunset Station, benefiting the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Then the big wheels get rolling for a Monster Jam truck procession down the Strip at 7 p.m. The finals themselves are at Sam Boyd Stadium at 6 p.m. March 22 and 7 p.m. March 23.

Friday, March 22

Physical fitness and partying once again make an unlikely yet entertaining pairing at the Devil Dash. Today at 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow at 9 a.m., runners will take on 14 obstacles in the “Purgatory” section of the route, run three miles of terrain, jump through fire and then cool off in the Beer Garden of Eden. Don your horns and halos, and head for Bootleg Canyon.

Saturday, March 23

Experience a performance highlighting cultures from around the world with the Folk Celebration and Stage Performance at the Charleston Heights Arts Center. International dance artist Zarina, Flamenco guitarist RJ Fox, and the Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko Drummers entertain in conjunction with the 2013 National Folk Organization’s Las Vegas conference. 12:30-6:30 p.m.,

Sunday, March 24

Frolic with your favorite canine at the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society’s Wag-a-Tail Walk-a-Thon. Enjoy entertainment, dog contests, games and food. Centennial Hills Park at 7101 N. Buffalo Dr.; registration 8 a.m.; walk at 9;

Monday, March 25

Get the kids off the couch during spring break and check out the Rainbow Company Youth Theatre’s Spring Break Drama Workshop. The workshop culminates with a performance on the Charleston Heights Arts Center’s main stage on March 30. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon-Fri; $135 per child, grades 2-6. Information and registration: 229-6553 or 229-6383.

Tuesday, March 26

Can patient-centered research improve the health care system? If that piques your interest, Dr. Joe Selby, executive director of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, will discuss health care reform at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Free, 5:30 p.m.,

Wednesday, March 27

Enjoy your fashion with a dash of eco-sensibility at the Springs Preserve. Sustainable Style: Fashion and Photography highlights items that use sustainable and environmentally friendly materials. Through June 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.,

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