Seven Days

A curated guide to this week in your city

Thursday, May 9

Let’s start off the week with a little theater, shall we? In this case, the Las Vegas Little Theatre, which is a little more than a week into its run of Good People, a show set in South Boston where everyone is scrambling to catch a break. Performances Thursdays through Sundays, through May 19.

Friday, May 10

Get on your bikes and ride! Las Vegas is celebrating the opening of its new bike facility in Rotary Park, 901 Hinson St., with a Ride for Reading. The ride starts at 9 a.m. at the Regional Transportation Commission’s administrative building (600 Grand Central Pkwy.), stops at Rotary Park for a tour of the new facility and then winds up at noon at Vegas Verde Elementary School. See, we are a bike-friendly town.

Saturday, May 11

A celebration of Filipino culture, Pinoy Pride kicks off its two-day run at the Boulevard Mall. Stop by and shop from more than 75 food and retail vendors, enjoy carnival rides and catch a special performance from JabbaWockeeZ in the afternoon. 11 a.m., West parking lot at the Boulevard Mall,

Sunday, May 12

Dear, sweet mum. Today’s her day. Take her to brunch (you did make reservations, right?) and then to the Art Festival of Henderson at the Henderson Events Plaza on Water Street. It started Saturday and runs through 4 p.m. today. What mother doesn’t like fine arts, home décor, fashion, crafts, etc.?

Monday, May 13

In 1942, a group of German university students put it all on the line to protest the tyrannical rule of Adoph Hitler. The group spread leaflets and graffiti around Munich urging citizens to oppose the Nazi regime. Seven of them were beheaded for their efforts. Today they are national heroes for their stand against the Third Reich. The White Rose Exhibit, today through Aug. 22 at UNLV’s Lied Library, details the group’s courage and conviction. Free and open during library hours.

Tuesday, May 14

Calling all local artists: Only a few days remain to submit your work for Contemporary Arts Center’s 89XXXhibition, a showcase of local artistic talent taking place all over Downtown from June 6-16. Work can be in any medium, but it has to focus on Las Vegas, and artists have to be from here. Submissions are due May 17.

Wednesday, May 15

Speaking of deadlines, today is your last chance to suss out the real George Washington at the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum. Did he really have wooden teeth? What about that cherry tree? Did he ever tell even a tiny little fib? Check if you want to find out.



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