Seven Days

A curated guide to this week in your city

Thursday, June 6

Summer may be brutal, but it does bring one distinct pleasure: the return of Town Square’s Movies in the Square. Catch a free flick at sundown every Thursday until Aug. 22 at Town Square Park. Tonight’s feature: Wreck-It Ralph.

Friday, June 7

Do you own a home or an auto? Do you like gadgets? Then get thee to South Point today, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., for the Home and Auto Expo. If it has to do with home improvement, sprucing up your ride or making your suburban life a little sleeker, they’ll have it on display.

Saturday, June 8

The county’s Jazz in the Park series ends its 2013 run this evening with percussionist Pete Escovedo taking the stage at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater at 500 S. Grand Central Pkwy. You may know Escovedo from his stint with Carlos Santana, but even if you don’t know him at all there won’t be a better (free) way to spend an evening. The show starts at 7 p.m.; seating starts at 6 p.m. Bring a blanket or a chair.

Sunday, June 9

It’s a weekend for finals. In keeping with the theme, the Vegas Fringe Festival wraps today—it started May 31—with a dozen shows that range from intriguing to disturbing. All of them are at the Las Vegas Little Theatre’s home at 3920 Schiff Dr., and none are more than 90 minutes long. Get your fill while you can. Visit for ticket info and a full schedule.

Monday, June 10

Critters have to be tough to make it in the Mojave. But which one is the toughest? The Gila monster? The desert tarantula? Perhaps the Western banded gecko? Learn about life in the desert, then vote on which animal you think is the toughest, at Springs Preserve’s new Desert Survivor program, twice daily at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Tuesday, June 11

Green Day’s American Idiot begins a five-day run at 7:30 p.m. at The Smith Center (see Page 88). Yes, a punk-rock musical sounds like a bad idea from Glee, but this one has played all over the world and won two Tony Awards, so it must be pretty good. $24-$129,

Wednesday, June 12

Wednesdays are a perfect day to pursue art, and in this case we recommend pursuing In Search of Las Vegas, a mix of sociology and art put on by UNLV Ph.D. students, professors and artists, taking place at COLAB Las Vegas, 1025 S. First St., Downtown. Through Aug. 1,