Seven Days

A curated guide to this week in your city

Thursday, July 11

About that economic recovery: Happening fast enough for you? What does the second half of 2013 look like? The Southern Nevada Midyear Economic Outlook Conference, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at UNLV?s Stan Fulton Building, just might have the answers you seek. It features presenters from UNLV?s Lee Business School and other economic mucky-mucks who know of what they speak.

Friday, July 12

We?re happy to note that UNLV?s Marjorie Barrick Museum reopens today after almost two months of renovations. The updated Barrick features works from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel collection, the award-winning documentary film Herb & Dorothy, an art bar, and other things that will improve our cultural life. It?s open weekdays and Saturdays.

Saturday, July 13

The boys of summer are back. In Las Vegas, that means basketball and it signals the start of the NBA Summer League at UNLV?s Cox Pavilion. The first tip-off was yesterday, and play runs through July 16, at which time the 22 teams will enter into a championship round that?s new this year.

Sunday, July 14

And now for a competition of a slightly less athletic nature: the 2013 Las Vegas Cupcake Bakeoff, noon to 3 p.m. at the Suncoast Casino. There?s a $1,500 grand prize. That?s some serious frosting, so you know the entries will be tasty. (See story, Page 94)

Monday, July 15

For kids, the cure for the summertime blues just might be the Discovery Children?s Museum?s summer camp series. This week?s session features world travel, puppetry, space exploration and exotic animals, all without leaving the air-conditioned comfort of the museum.

Tuesday, July 16

But is there a cure for the Tuesday afternoon summertime blues? Yes: the Clark County Library?s excellent Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou movies series. This week continues the focus on director Nicholas Ray with a showing of his surreal, wonderful and subversive 1954 Western Johnny Guitar. 1 p.m. in the library?s main theater.

Wednesday, July 17

We were going to mention this one last week, but there was too much other stuff going on for the Fourth of July. Besides, now that all the July patriots have cleared out you?ll have better access to the Revolutionary America exhibit in The Shoppes at the Venetian. See historic artifacts from the Revolutionary War, including a document signed by Ben Franklin and a book from Thomas Jefferson?s personal library.