Seven Days

A curated guide to this week in your city

Thursday, June 13

Best game they don’t play in schools anymore? Dodgeball. Who didn’t love pelting that hated jock with a fat rubber ball? Relive the glory days of middle school from 8-11 p.m. at the Arts Factory parking lot Downtown. Get a team together, or just go and watch. For more information, contact

Friday, June 14

Speaking of politically incorrect entertainment, the circus is in town! The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey folks have decamped at the Thomas & Mack Center (they got there yesterday) for performances of their Built to Amaze! show through Sunday. Check out the clowns, animals and performers, and eat some cotton candy. Just resist the urge to run off and join the circus. It’s hard work! 7 p.m. June 13; 7:30 p.m. June 14; 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. June 15; 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. June 16; $15-$80,

Saturday, June 15

Unhealthy? Unhappy? Then this is your lucky weekend, because the second annual Health, Healing and Happiness conference is going on today and tomorrow at the Springs Preserve. From improving your diet to finding love, if it has to do with living better you’ll find it here.

Sunday, June 16

Largest reggae event in Las Vegas? That would be Reggae in the Desert. This year’s installment features 11 bands over two days, along with Caribbean food and crafts, all at the Clark County Amphitheater, 500 Grand Central Pkwy. 2-11 p.m. June 15;
2-9 p.m June 16.

Monday, June 17

Archery. It’s what your kids should be learning this summer. Pacific Archery Sales agrees, which explains their $10 kids’ lessons Mondays and Fridays, 5:15-8:30 p.m., at its store, 4084 Schiff Dr. When it all goes to hell, the kids can still put food on the table. 367-1505.

Tuesday, June 18

Tuesdays have traditionally been a little sleepy in this column, but not this week. We have the distinct pleasure of introducing you to Ho! Ho! Speed-Oh!, a fundraising run for Opportunity Village that will feature hundreds of Las Vegans in skimpy swimwear jogging through Downtown for a good cause. There’ll be parties before and after the 6 p.m. run, because … why not? Visit for info and to register.

Wednesday, June 19

The Metropolitan Opera’s performance of Carmen returns to select Las Vegas movie theaters tonight, 7 p.m., as part of the Met Live in HD series. The show was originally broadcast in 2010 and is the first of a string of encore performances to be broadcast this summer.

Suggested Next Read

The Fantastic Drunken Voyage

The Fantastic Drunken Voyage

By Heidi Kyser

Ever wonder about the science of intoxication? Laurel Pritchard does—a lot. The UNLV assistant professor of psychology studies behavioral neuroscience and psychopharmacology; in other words, how chemicals wreck your brain and body. She provides this blow-by-blow tracker of each drink’s effect on an average-size woman during a hypothetical night in our city’s famed bars. Cheers! 6 p.m. Arrive at the pub and order a beer. Within 10 minutes, the lining of your stomach and small intestine absorb the alcohol, increasing your blood-alcohol concentration.



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