Seven Days

A curated guide to this week in your city

Thursday, April 18

Get Outdoors at Red Rock for the Bureau of Land Management’s open house. Learn about recreational activities on public land, see exhibits from outdoors companies and ask rangers questions about exploring Nevada’s nature. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Red Rock National Recreation Area, 515-5361. For your indoor curiosity, explore 12 Inches of Sin: In Las Vegas, Size Matters, which sounds like an erotic art exhibit but is actually a reference to challenging artists through works of art that are no larger than 12 inches for a juried show that runs through April 20. 7-11 p.m., Sin City Gallery, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 100,

Friday, April 19

The Las Vegas Shakespeare Company brings Charlotte’s Web, the famous children’s novel by E.B. White, to the Henderson Pavilion. The musical-theater edition tells the classic tale of friendship between Wilbur the pig and Charlotte the spider. 7:30 p.m. tonight, tomorrow and April 26-27; 4 p.m. April 21 and 28; 200 S. Green Valley Pkwy.; $10;

Saturday, April 20

Henderson has co-opted the old stereotype with the first Hendertucky Music Festival. Local bands include Left Standing, Play for Keeps and The Roxy Gunn Project. Noon to midnight in Henderson’s Water Street District and at the Gold Mine Tavern, 21 and older, To celebrate Earth Day, the Blinking Man’s Critical Mass bike ride starts at the Huntridge Tavern at 7 p.m. and travels through Downtown. Riders are encouraged to wear blinking lights and illuminate their cycles along a pub-crawl route.

Sunday, April 21

The 39th annual UNLVino ends today with the debut of BAR-b-q, a mixology-focused component to round out the four days of events. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health,

Monday, April 22

Photo, video and installation artist Lisa Blatt gives a free lecture at the Historic Fifth Street School auditorium, highlighting her work on remote landscapes, including the Atacama Desert in Chili with a team of NASA scientists. 7 p.m., 401 S. Fourth St.,

Tuesday, April 23

Life coaches and entrepreneurial mentors join the Las Vegas Ultimate Women’s Leadership Forum at the Santa Fe hotel-casino for a conference on improving life and business. 9 a.m., continues April 24,

Wednesday, April 24

Launching a series of monthly roundtable discussions, Conversations @ CAC delves into the state of the arts in Las Vegas. 6-8 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 107 E. Charleston Blvd, Suite 120,

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