Thursday, May 30
Your assignment today: Proceed to Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St., between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to meet the artists behind Our Las Vegas, a public art project that celebrates the connection between artists and the city. Remember the giant gnomes in City Hall? That was these folks. OurLasVegas.wordpress.com.
Friday, May 31
This one is so hip it ought to be in Portland: The Bicycle Prom is a night ride that begins at the UNLV Student Union at 9 p.m. and winds its way Downtown to Artifice, where a party will commence. Cyclists are encouraged to dress in prom gear, or lyrca, and will receive tokens for free beer for participating. Check ArtificeBar.com for details.
Saturday, June 1
Fourth time around for the Springs Preserve’s Brews & Blues Festival, one of the best parties of the year at one of the coolest venues in town. They’ll have local beers flowing, four blues bands and good food to keep you going. The party starts at 4 p.m. $36, SpringsPreserve.org.
Sunday, June 2
It’s free museum day, meaning you can get into Springs Preserve, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum or the new Discovery Children’s Museum gratis. You’ll need a Bank of America credit or debit card, or a Merrill Lynch card, and a photo I.D. Flash your creds at the ticket booth and you’re in. The same thing happens the first weekend of every month, by the way.
Monday, June 3
Speaking of the Discovery Museum, they’re cranking up their summer program schedule so you’ll have one more way to entertain the kids when they’re out of school and the temps hit “blast furnace.” This week they’re celebrating Hawaiian culture and art. Kids can make their own leis, design tribal art and learn about textiles that incorporate Hawaiian themes. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily,
Tuesday, June 4
Here’s one for you budding bluegrass musicians: Every Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Lorna J. Kesterson Valley View Recreation Center at 500 Harris St. in Henderson, you can get onstage with fellow banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin players, and jam like you’re on a porch in Kentucky. Or just come and listen and tap your toes.
Wednesday, June 5
Henderson, in fact, is choc-a-bloc with talent. If you doubt it, check out Sharon Menary’s Mixed Bag exhibit at the Henderson Multigen, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway. Menary, a painter, works from photos, tweaking lines and the colors to create illusions that play with reality. Through June 14. HendersonLive.com.