Seven Days

A curated guide to this week in your city

Thursday, July 18

Big bombs are a big part of Las Vegas’ history. Artist Eric LoPresti’s work blends the history of the Nevada Test Site with an overlay of fantasy and imagination to create art that speaks to the culture of the Atomic Age. Check it out at the Atomic Testing Museum, through Sept. 1.

Friday, July 19

What goes well with ridiculously hot weather? Beer and shade. You’re on your own for the latter, but Bagatelle has you set up for the former. The Sin City Beer Festival features dozens of beers on tap. Sample a lot of them, or go for a full pour, your choice. Either way, your drinking benefits local food bank Three Square. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Bagatelle, $85,

Saturday, July 20

Haven’t been to the sparkly new Nevada State Museum at Springs Preserve yet? Today’s your chance, because admission is free. Check out the desert from dusk to dawn, learn how Native Americans survived in these crazy temps and see how Las Vegas itself has changed over the years.

Sunday, July 21

It’s time to party like a Peruvian at the Peruvian Festival of Las Vegas. Plan on dancing, eating, drinking and dancing some more. Perhaps you can also score some colorful headwear. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the My Dream and Union Hall, 1701 Whitney Mesa Dr., Henderson. Free. Visit the Festival Peruano de Las Vegas Facebook page for more information.

Monday, July 22

So who was this Jesus fellow anyway? Scholar and author Reza Aslan has spent the last 20 years pouring over historical documents to answer that question. In his new book Zealot, Aslan portrays Jesus as a radical revolutionary fighting the Roman occupation. Aslan, a professor at UC Riverside, discusses his findings at 7 p.m. in the Clark County Public Library’s main theater.

Tuesday, July 23

Closest rainforest? That would be in Springs Preserve’s Origen Museum, where you’ll find the Rainforest Adventure. This multisensory expedition features a replica kapok tree, a gorilla nest and information on why rainforests need to be saved. Through Sept. 8 during regular hours. $9.95, $4.95 kids under 17.

Wednesday, July 24

Here’s to family-friendly fun paired with a purpose. The Rainbows in the Wind fundraiser at Town Square features face painting and cake-pop decorating for kids of all ages, plus adult-approved raffle prizes such as a private wine-tasting party. Proceeds benefit the Little Miss Hannah Foundation to support local children with rare medical conditions.

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Attention amateur Mythbusters: Don’t bring your eggs to Death Valley! An NBC News report documents how a surge of visitors attempting to fry eggs on the pavement at Death Valley prompted park officials to take to Facebook to discourage such behavior. Leading up to the July 10 centennial celebration of Furnace Creek posting Earth’s hottest recorded temperature (134 degrees), people needed to be reminded that leaving a mess of broken shells, tossed cartons and rotten eggs in a national park is unacceptable.



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